Westboro Baptist Church Now Protesting Has-Beens

Apparently running out of things to protest, the Westboro Baptist Church has announced that they’re going to protest a Goo Goo Dolls concert in Buffalo. The band is probably excited about this because it’s the most attention they’ve gotten in over a decade. I look forward to seeing the WBC go to Branson to protest the equally irrelevant Tony Orlando next.

I’m Enjoying Mark Driscoll’s Fall from Grace

The New York Times did a story the other day about Mars Hill Church founder Mark Driscoll and the avalanche of allegations that have knocked him off his pedestal and may well destroy him and his megachurch career. Plagiarism and shady schemes to get his book on the bestseller list were just the beginning of his troubles:
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Swanson’s Ridiculous Take on Non-Discrimination Laws

Kevin Swanson Generations Radio is not the sharpest bulb in the sign, that’s been obvious for a long, long time. But even by his standards, his recent rant against anti-discrimination laws was particularly idiotic. He seems to think that non-discrimination laws protect the right to kill people and rape children.
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Kerry Won’t Fight Terrorists Because He’s Pro-Choice

We’re used to some seriously daffy claims from David Barton and his radio co-host Rick Green, but the one they launched into on their show on Monday is particularly baffling. They seem to think that Obama and Kerry won’t fight against the terrorists (you know, the ones they’re bombing the shit out of right now) because they support reproductive rights.
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Brace Yourselves for a ‘Tidal Wave’ of Gay Rights

Scott Lively is not happy that Christian singer Vicky Beeching has come out of the closet as a lesbian. In fact, he says that the fact that this is happening within Christianity foreshadows a “tsunami” that will create a “tidal wave” of gay rights that will destroy everything if it isn’t stopped.
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‘Ex-Gay’ Awareness Month 2: Electric Boogaloo

Remember when the anti-gay bigots announced last year that October was “Ex-gay Awareness Month” and held a rally attended by fewer than ten people? Well get ready for “Ex-Gay” Awareness Month 2: Electric Boogaloo in October. And they’re holding a summit, but they’ll only tell you where it’s going to be held after you register, presumably so no one can show up to see only a handful of people there.
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Black Pastor Says Dumb Things About Anti-Discrimination Laws

Stacy Swimp is part of a sizable group of black ministers in Michigan who are furiously anti-gay. Like all anti-gay bigots, he loves to claim that he’s fighting for “religious freedom” but he hasn’t thought through the obvious implications of his arguments. In an interview with the Tea Party News Network, he offers the same old nonsense.
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Ryan Avoids Talking to People His Policies Affect

A couple weeks ago we had Rand Paul beating a hasty retreat when he sees DREAMers (young immigrants brought here by their parents, the type that Republicans want to immediately deport) coming to ask him questions. Now Paul Ryan refused to engage and had three young people removed from a book signing for asking him to defend his policies.
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The Aftermath of Greece v Galloway

The Supreme Court’s predictable but disappointing and wrongheaded decision in Greece v Galloway, which allows government bodies to open with prayer or some other type of invocation, will inevitably result in a whole new round of lawsuits over how people are selected to offer such messages. The new policy adopted by the town of Greece, NY is a case in point and CFI reacts to it:
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Stedman Eviscerates S.E. Cupp

There are few people who irritate me the way S.E. Cupp does and I found her recent comments about how conservative atheists are so much better than liberal ones to be among her most obnoxious and idiotic yet. Chris Stedman pretty much eviscerates her ridiculous claims on the website of the cable network that employs her to make them. On her claim that atheists are not politically disenfranchised:
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