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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Griffin Wants to Kill African Immigrants

Several years ago, a bunch of young fascists at Michigan State University invited Nick Griffin of the British National Party to speak. Griffin denied that he was a racist, of course, but everyone knows otherwise. He proved it again by demanding that the EU sink ships full of African immigrants in the Mediterranean.
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Another Christian Right Prediction Fails to Come True

Tuesday was the 5th anniversary of the passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Pre­ven­tion Act. Christian right leaders were in full demagogue mode, declaring that this would lead to pastors being frogmarched out of the pulpits for saying anything bad about homosexuality. Let’s review. The Worldnetdaily, when the House passed the bill, said that this would “muzzle pastors.”
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Wiles: ‘Sodomites’ Taking Over, Will Enslave Christians

I almost feel sorry for Rick Wiles of TruNews radio. Imagine how difficult it is for him to continually one-up his own deranged claims and predictions. In his latest tirade, he said that the country has been taken over by evil people and that God told him that Christians were going to be enslaved.
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Bradlee Dean: Obama Implementing Sharia Law

Bradlee Dean, who would need a promotion to get to be an idiot, went on a rant on his radio show, saying that “God didn’t give us a right to institute, friends, a bunch of homosexuals into federal government in this country.” But then he said that President Obama was “attempting to implement Sharia law.” It’s amazing that Obama can simultaneously be pro-gay, and thus trying to destroy the country, and implementing Sharia law, which Dean himself has said is “even more moral” than Christians because it puts gay people to death. Funny that.

Gilbert and Jones Think Marijuana Legalization is a Liberal Plot

Joel Gilbert, the wingnut who made a documentary claiming that Obama’s “real” father is Frank Marshall Davis (one of the three right wing conspiracy theories about Obama’s “real” father), went on Alex Jones’ show and agreed that liberals support marijuana legalization as a plot to keep people “stunned and stumbling around” so they’ll keep voting for them.
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Methodist Church Reinstates Minister Who Conducted Gay Wedding

I grew up in the Methodist church and I’m happy to see that the church has officially, and finally, reinstated Frank Schaefer, the Pennsylvania minister who presided over his son’s same-sex wedding. He was defrocked as a result but the denomination’s highest court has now restored him to the ministry.
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Can a Business Eliminate PrEP Coverage in Health Insurance?

The Advocate asks a very interesting question in light of the Hobby Lobby case. That case said that a closely-held company could do away with contraception coverage in their health insurance if they have religious objections to it. But could they also eliminate coverage of preventive anti-retroviral drugs that protect gay men from getting HIV?
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