Archives for July 2012

Fruh: God Sent the Flood Because of Gay Marriage

Pastor Aaron Fruh of Knollwood Church in Mobile, Alabama is a regular guest on wingnut radio shows. He was on American Family Radio recently making the bizarre claim that God sent the flood (you know, the non-existent global flood with the non-existent Noah's Ark) because they gave our marriage certificates to gay people back then. Yes, I'm serious. … [Read more...]

Romney’s Bombing in London

Adolf Hitler was famously responsible for the bombing of London, but Mitt Romney's trip to England resulted in a massive bombing IN London. It was an absolute disaster; he could hardly open his mouth without saying something irretrievably stupid and insulting. And as Andrew Sullivan points out, the conservative press has been virtually silent about it. Except Dan Riehl, who manages to make it far worse: … [Read more...]

Murray Admits School Prayer is Submission to God

The Worldnutdaily is still making money from sales of a new book by William Murray, the evangelist son of Madilyn Murray O'Hair, so they're still cranking out fake "articles" that are nothing more than a few statements from Murray about a subject followed by an ad for the book. The latest one is on school prayer, where Murray gives up the game when he declares that mandatory prayer in schools is all about submitting to God: … [Read more...]

Keyes Hearts Bachmann

If there's one sure way to figure out whether your claims and views are bordering on utter lunacy, there's at least one good way to find out: If Alan Keyes agrees with you, you've gone off the deep end. So I'm hardly surprised to see Keyes supporting Michele Bachmann's witch hunt of Huma Abedin and anyone else who has ever been in line at Starbucks with someone who is Muslim. … [Read more...]

Billy Graham: God Should Destroy America

Billy Graham recently sent out a fundraising letter with a quote from his wife -- which he agrees with -- declaring America to be the second coming of Sodom and Gomorrah, worthy of being destroyed by God. Addicting Info has the text: … [Read more...]

Shooting Victim ‘Felt Evil’, Says God Saved Him

And here we have the perfect contrast to the rational survivor of the Aurora gunman who thanked the paramedics and doctors for saving her life; this guy says God saved him because he was praying. Oh, and that God was in the theater that night with him -- but apparently not with all the dead people. … [Read more...]

The Most Transparent Administration in History Strikes Again

Yet another example of the Obama administration -- you know, the promised "most transparent administration in history" -- using legal procedures to fight against actual transparency in court. A court has allowed them to continue to pretend that documents that were already made public are still so secret that they are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act. The ACLU reports: … [Read more...]

Catholic Church Lies About Anti-Gay Discrimination

The local newspaper in Worcester, Massachusetts reports on a case where the Catholic diocese lied about a decision not to sell a mansion they owned to a gay couple -- and they left the evidence right at the bottom of an email they sent to that couple. They said they had decided not to sell the house but to do something else with it, but at the bottom of a long chain of emails they left the real reason: … [Read more...]

CSI Exposes Astrology Scam

Sharon Hill has an article on the Committee for Scientific Investigation website that exposes, yet again, the fraud of astrology. She begins by citing a statement from astrologer Susan Miller: “What I do is scientific. Astrology involves careful methods learned over years and years of training and experience.” Yes, you can laugh now. Hill responds: … [Read more...]

Police Rules Meaningless Without Training and Consequences

Carlos Miller shows why even when police departments get it right on policy, those policies are meaningless in the real world if the officers don't get adequate training -- and if there aren't consequences for violating that policy, especially when they have an obvious incentive to ignore it. … [Read more...]

Title X Grants Keep PP Clinics Open

Here's a great move on the part of the Obama administration. They're giving out Title X grants to Planned Parenthood family planning clinics that have been defunded by state legislatures, helping to keep their doors open to continue serving the medical needs of woman and families. … [Read more...]

I Was Wrong on Citizens United

When the Citizens United decision came down, I argued that its impact was being overblown because the central holding of the case, that corporations could spend money to directly influence an election, would not be used because companies wouldn't want their name on the ads. Since they could already spend that money by laundering it through a third party group, I didn't think much would change. It looks like I was wrong. … [Read more...]