Wingnut on Wingnut Crime: LeClaire vs Cameron

Jennifer LeClaire, editor of Charisma magazine, went on an American Family Association radio show and declared that Halloween is a “very demonic, very evil” holiday and Christians should avoid it. But wait, didn’t Kirk Cameron just tell us that Halloween is a Christian holiday and Christians should be all over it? How amusing.
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An Update on the Ad Situation

I’ve gotten a lot of complaints about bad and intrusive ads over the last few weeks, and justifiably so. I wanted to give our readers an update on what we’re doing. I just got off a conference call with the techs at the company that is providing our ads (it’s Patheos, actually; I don’t know if I’ve ever revealed that publicly before, but they are providing our ads now). There are several specific problems we talked about.
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Comparing Republic Reaction to Ebola and AIDS

Amanda Marcotte has a column looking at the difference between how Republicans reacted to AIDS in the 1980s and are now reacting to Ebola. As she points out, we have exactly one person with Ebola in the US and only one person has died in this country, compared to tens of thousands of AIDS victims in the 80s. Their reaction then? Joking and sarcasm.
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Manning: Go to Starbucks, Get the Gay Ebola

James David Manning, the absolutely deranged pastor of the ATLAH World Missionary Church in Harlem, has important advice for people: Stay out of Starbucks because gay people go there and spread Ebola by exchanging bodily fluids. Oh, and don’t accept shoes from older men or you’ll give your mother Ebola. Seriously.
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Wiles: Obama Using Ebola to Turn People Into Zombies

Okay, I’m beginning to think that maybe Rick Wiles is a Poe. Even by Christian right standards, his claims are completely unhinged and hyperbolic. He makes Alan Keyes seem reasonable by comparison. On his show this week, he claimed that Obama is going to deliberately infect our soldiers and vets with Ebola, then put everyone in re-education camps and turn them into zombies.
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Perkins: Americans Will Never Accept Marriage Equality

I am always amused to see Christian right bigots try to convince themselves, and more importantly their followers who donate to their groups, that they’re in the majority on same-sex marriage and always will be. Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council says that Americans will never accept marriage equality.
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Massie: Blacks Were Better Off as Slaves

Mychal Massie is one of a small group of incredibly far right black writers and talk show hosts (along with Erik Rush, Jesse Lee Peterson, E.W. Jackson and a few others) who routinely say things that leave my jaw agape. His latest screed at the Worldnetdaily is simply mind-numbing, as he says that black Americans are worse off today than they were under slavery.
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Texas Wingnut Claims ‘Divine Appointment’

The Texas state legislature is chock full of Christian right extremists and Mark Keough, who is running unopposed for a state house seat, will be no exception. He’s the pastor of the The Woodlands Bible Church and says that he won the seat because of a “divine opponent.” And he sees his work as a legislator as an extension of his ministry.
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