Perkins: Constitution Doesn’t Protect Muslims

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council offers a ridiculously hypocritical argument for why the religious freedom of Muslims is not protected by the Constitution. It’s the same old argument about Islam being more than just a religion, as if that did not apply to Christianity as well. Oh, and the murderous Muslims are the real ones.
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D’Souza’s Astonishingly Incoherent Defense

In debating the details of the Dinesh D’Souza case with those who claim, with no evidence whatsoever, that he is a victim of selective prosecution, I went through and read the transcript of the pretrial hearing on several motions by his attorney. What those transcripts showed was an incredibly incoherent defense strategy that can be summed up thusly:
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LaBarbera Demands Apology From Ex-Ex-Gay Activists

With a staggering number of “ex-gay” activists over the last year or two coming out and saying that it was all a lie, that they’re really still gay and that you can’t change who you are, the Christian right bigotry industry is in a bit of an uproar. Peter LaBarbera says those people owe the remaining bigots an apology:
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Fischer Blames Ray Rice Beating on ‘Premarital Cohabitation’

Apparently jealous of so many of his fellow wingnuts who have said staggeringly stupid and offensive things about Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiance, Bryan Fischer on Friday pulled himself up by his bootstraps and got himself back in the game by declaring that the reason it happened was because they were living together before marriage, as the Bible forbids.
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How Images Can Completely Flip Public Opinion

It’s been pointed out by many wise people that terrorists don’t actually have to take over the country (they can’t anyway, of course) to damage it immensely. If they “hate us for our freedom,” as George W. Bush so absurdly claimed, all they have to do is scare us into giving at least some of it up. And the beheadings of two American journalists appear to have done exactly that.
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Limbaugh and the ‘Chickification’ of the NFL

As if the Ray Rice situation wasn’t bad enough, now we have Rush Limbaugh complaining that all this concern over NFL players beating up women is leading to the “chickification” of the NFL. Because apparently it’s terribly emasculating to men not to be allowed to beat the hell out of their wives and girlfriends.
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Wingnut on Wingnut Crime: Bryan Fischer vs AFA Attorney

The American Family Association seems to be having a bit of trouble deciding which side it’s on in the battle over forcing members of the military to swear an oath “so help me God.” Bryan Fischer, the “director of issues analysis” says that atheists should be banned from the military and all soldiers should be forced to swear such an oath. The group’s chief counsel, Patrick Vaughn, rightly points out that this is unconstitutional:
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Mike Cernovich

On Friday night, Ken from Popehat referred to me in a post about Michael Shermer’s incredibly ridiculous letter supporting Dinesh D’Souza. I found out about it from a tweet by some muscleheaded dumbass named Mike Cernovich and I quickly realized that I just have to introduce my readers to him. He’s hilariously stupid. Here’s the tweet that started it all:
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Appeals Court Upholds Ban on Reparative Therapy

The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling upholding a New Jersey law that prohibits licensed therapists from offering “ex-gay” reversion therapy to any client under the age of 18. The court did base its ruling on a different analysis than the district court, however, ruling that state regulations on professional speech where licensing is required is allowed under the First Amendment.
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Winter Garden City Council Wants a Do-Over

If you’ve been following the situation in Winter Garden, Florida, where the mayor had police remove a man from a city council meeting for refusing to stand for a prayer and the pledge of allegiance, you know that the city council voted to eliminate the prayer and have a moment of silence instead and to follow the First Amendment and allow people to sit during the pledge. But now they apparently want a do-over on those changes.
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