Grothman: Same-Sex Marriage an Insult to Civil War Soldiers

I know, that seems like a weird headline. And it is. But Glenn Grothman, the Tea Party congresssman from Wisconsin, actually did make that argument. Allowing gay people to get married insults those who fought in the Civil War, he says, because they were fighting to make America more Christian. And he meant the north, for crying out loud.
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Moore’s Lawyer Tells AL Governor He Must Follow God’s Will

Win Johnson, director of the legal staff of the Administrative Office of Courts in Alabama, which runs the courts in that state, sent a letter to Gov. Robert Bentley telling him that as a public official he’s a “minister of God” and must do what the Bible says instead of what the Constitution says. Here’s the letter:
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West: Removing Confederate Flag Just Like ISIS and the Taliban

Allen West, the astonishingly stupid and extremist former congressman, has rarely met an offensive and ridiculous comparison he didn’t fall in love with, as long as it’s aimed at liberals. He’s now claiming that removing the Confederate flag from state capitols is just like ISIS and the Taliban destroying artifacts.
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SCOTUS Term Shows Obama’s Frequent Anti-Civil Liberties Positions

Here are some stats from the just-finished Supreme Court term that shows that President Obama continues to be out of step with liberal values on criminal justice and civil liberties issues. Especially on criminal justice issues, his position aligns with the conservatives more often than the liberals.
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Meet the New Texas BOE Chair; Same as the Old Texas BOE Chair

Given the long history of putting ignorant creationists in charge of the Texas State Board of Education, it’s hardly a surprise that Gov. Greg Abbott has named a Liberty University grad to that position. But there’s an added bonus: She’s also a homeschooling parents who opposes public schools. My friends at the Texas Freedom Network respond:
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Black People For the Confederate Flag? Yep

As the controversy over flying the Confederate flag on public buildings and property rages on, there are actually black people coming out in favor of it. Their position is baffling, to say the least, especially one Virginia woman who says that “slavery was a choice” because they could have just died instead. Seriously.
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