Carson: AP History Class Would Make People Join ISIS

Like most right wingers, Ben Carson bristles at any criticism of the United States and jumps immediately to “you must hate America” any time such criticisms are made. At a meeting of Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy last week, he claimed that the AP history course would make kids want to join ISIS.
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LaBarbera: Anti-Gay Christians Just Like Jews in Nazi Germany

The deranged Peter LaBarbera does a full Godwin with a half-twist in an interview with Janet Mefferd, repeatedly comparing anti-gay Christians to Jews and gay rights advocates as Nazis. This is the place where a banner should drop down announcing that this is the one millionth time this moronic comparison has been made.
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‘Coach’ Dave: God Sending Delusions to Make People Disagree With Him

“Coach” Dave Daubenmire is against strip clubs and thinks they should be shut down. And if you disagree with him, he says, it’s because God has “sent delusions” to confuse you as part of his judgment on America for turning its back on him. And some bullshit about “common sense,” which does not exist.
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Igwe: Where Are the Faith Healers in the Ebola Crisis?

My friend Leo Igwe asks a very important and obvious question: As Ebola rages through Western Africa, where are all those preachers, mostly Pentecostal, who claim to have the ability to heal people? They hold faith healing revivals all over Africa, but now they’re suddenly silent and missing in action.
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How Not to Respond to Criticism. Or, Why Accuracy Matters

Neil deGrasse Tyson has been taking some heat lately over a handful of “quotes” that can’t be verified. Hemant writes about the controversy and I agree completely with his take on it. Unfortunately, Tyson is doing what so many often do (and I’ve done myself, as I’m sure you have as well) and doubling down in a defensive posture. I think the strongest problem is with a quote he likes to use from George W. Bush.
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Loudon: Women Love the Republican Party, Really They Do!

The Worldnetdaily’s Gina Loudon sends us a report from the fantasy world she inhabits, one in which the Democrats are “losing women in droves” and where the Republican Party’s “popularity with ladies has done an about-face.” And she bases this, of course, on her conversations with women who agree with her.
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Gabriel Thinks There are 300 Million Suicide Bombers

The Values Voters Summit certainly wouldn’t be complete without some wildly exaggerated anti-Muslim ranting by a self-declared “ex-Muslim” (read: Christian fundamentalist). This time it’s the unhinged Brigitte Gabriel, who says there are up to 300 million Muslims who want to be suicide bombers.
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Apparently, Satan Attacked Duck Dynasty

One of the more amusing claims we hear constantly from the Christian right when they’re criticized is that they’re under attack by Satan because they’re just so brave and virtuous. Alan Roberson, one of the Duck Dynasty heirs, made that very argument at the Values Voters Summit (while wearing a camouflage shirt because you wouldn’t want to spook the deer in a suburban Virginia hotel ballroom).
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Benham Twins: American Christians are Like Victims of ISIS

Old hotness: American Christians are just like the Jews in Nazi Germany! Brand new hotness: American Christians are like the victims of ISIS! That’s the argument made by the Benham twins, who appear to share a brain, saying they’ve been “silenced.” Ironically, they said this at a huge conference broadcast on C-SPAN.
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