Dumbest Same Sex Marriage Argument Yet

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner. I’ve heard all manner of terrible arguments against marriage equality, but Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, who has never been the sharpest knife in the drawer, has come up with the dumbest one yet. From the brief he filed in the Supreme Court appeal on Michigan’s ban:
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Cameraman Confirms O’Reilly Lied About Argentina

Yet more proof that Bill O’Reilly was lying about multiple things regarding his time in Argentina at the end of the Falkland Islands war. He’s repeatedly claimed that he bravely got his bleeding and injured cameraman to safety while covering a protest in Buenos Aires (which O’Reilly claims was covering the war). Now that cameraman has come forward and said it’s all a lie:
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Right Wing Journalist Accuses Allen West of Adultery, Sexual Harassment

Charles C. Johnson, a controversial right-wing muckraking blogger, is publicly accusing one-term Congressman Allen West of being a well-known and multiple adulterer and of sexual harassing at least two female employees of Pajamas Media, the conservative blogging network that used to actually matter.
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Glenn Beck vs the GOP: Battle to the Death

After saying he was tired of politics and was going to stop focusing on it so much, Glenn Beck has picked a fight with the Republican party and, in his typically melodramatic fashion, has declared that it’s a battle to the death — and that he’ll probably be vanquished in his brave attempt at…well, something.
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BarbWire Declares Death of Presbyterian Church USA

As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, the Presbyterian Church USA, the more liberal Presbyterian denomination, recently endorsed same-sex marriage. The Christian right is, of course, flipping out over that. BarbWire called on a guy who wrote a book called — I kid you not — The Boobonic Plague to declare the death of the denomination.
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The Wit and Wisdom of Sylvia Allen

When I started my blog back in 2003, one of the first state legislators I hammered was Gerald Allen of Alabama, who proposed a law to ban all books by or about gay people from all state libraries. Now Sylvia Allen of Arizona is stepping into the spotlight. And as Right Wing Watch reports, she has a history of dumb and extreme ideas. Here she is claiming that the world is only 6000 years old:
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Boykin Wants ‘God’s Army’ to Rise Up Against Evil, Hitler

Former Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, who was punished by the Pentagon for claiming that his troops in Somalia were fighting for God, is now a VP of the Family Research Council. In that role, he gets to travel to places like Springfield, MO (where Skepticon is held, coincidentally) and spew extremist rhetoric like this:
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