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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Staver: I’m Not a Hater, I’m Like Jesus

Nothing infuriates Christian right bigots more than calling them bigots. In the grand tradition of “I don’t hate black people, I just don’t want them anywhere near me” they say “I don’t hate gay people, I just demand that we oppress them and discriminate against them.” And this apparently makes them just like Jesus. Right, Mat Staver?
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The Myth of the Islamic Prayer Rug at the Border

Once a myth enters right wing lore, it never dies. It will be repeated over and over again no matter how thoroughly it’s been debunked because they know their target audience ultimately doesn’t really care much about what is true. That’s why they’re still claiming that an Islamic prayer rug was found at the border, proving that terrorists are sneaking in, most recently at the Values Voters Summit.
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Could Gretchen Carlson Be More of a Stereotype?

I might stop portraying the right wing as a bunch of simpleminded demagogues pushing an appalling xenophobia and nationalism if they didn’t live up to it so damn often. Just watch Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson go all “if you don’t love this country, get the hell out” on a bunch of high school students protesting possible curriculum changes.
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Perkins, Rios: Muslims Worship a ‘God of Death’

I’m always amused by Christians who attempt to distinguish between Islam and Christianity by making false distinctions between the two religions. Tony Perkins and Sandy Rios did this on her radio show last week, claiming that Islam is “180 degrees” different because Muslims worship a “God of death.”
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Boykin Asks God to Kick America’s Ass

Disgraced former general Jerry Boykin spoke at the Values Voters Summit and told the audience to stop praying for God’s blessing on America because we’re apparently just too far gone for that. Instead, he said that they should pray for God to kick the country’s ass for our terrible sin of granting rights he disagrees with.
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