Jindal’s Special Pleading on ‘Religious Freedom’ and Marriage


Like most of the other Republican presidential candidates, Bobby Jindal -- wait, he is still one of the presidential candidates, right? Has anyone noticed? -- is voicing strong support for Kim Davis and her holy quest to be allowed to refuse to do her job and to engage in illegal discrimination. He's outraged -- OUTRAGED -- that the government would force this poor woman to choose between her faith and her job: … [Read more...]

Did Trump Swear Off a Third Party Run?


Donald Trump made a big public show of signing a loyalty pledge to the Republican party saying that he would not run as an independent or third-party candidate if he fails to win the party's presidential nomination. He held a press conference at Trump Tower in New York City and announced that he was "totally pledging my allegiance to the Republican Party." … [Read more...]

Why Are You Still Praying?

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After Judge Bunning threw Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in jail for refusing to comply with a court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, her supporters threw quite a little hissy fit on the courthouse grounds. But someone on Twitter took this picture of one of her supporters prostrating herself on the ground praying about the whole thing: … [Read more...]

Obama Trolls Right by Giving Grant to Planned Parenthood


Oh man, you gotta love the timing on this. In the wake of the fake, and faked, controversy over Planned Parenthood and the non-existent selling of fetal body parts for research, the White House is just plain trolling conservative Republicans by awarding the organization a $1 million grant to promote the Affordable Care Act to the low-income people who can most benefit from it. You can almost see Obama with the fishing pole in his hand, can't you? … [Read more...]

Fischer: Kim Davis is Like a Nazi Resistor

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The Christian right absolutely loves their Nazi analogies. As I've pointed out many times, about the only thing they don't think is just like the Nazis are actual Nazis. Anyone who disagrees with them is the second coming of Adolf Hitler, and thus they are always cast in the role of the Jews being put in concentration camps. It probably goes without saying that this applies to Kim Davis as well. Bryan Fischer says so: … [Read more...]

Franklin Graham: We Need More Christian Politicians

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Franklin Graham sure has his finger on the pulse of America. He has thoroughly surveyed the political landscape in the United States and diagnosed what our biggest problem is: We just don't have enough Christians holding public office. So he's launching a 50-state tour to encourage more Christians to run for everything from local school boards to the House and Senate. … [Read more...]

Gloomy Glenn is Back

Just last weekend, Glenn Beck held his All Lives Matter unity rally in Birmingham, Alabama and he was all sunshine and rainbows as he gushed about how inspired he was about 20,000 people showing up and how this was going to change the world and usher in a Third Great Awakening that will resurrect America as a Godly country. That seems to have lasted less than 72 hours. Now Gloomy Glenn is back, declaring our imminent doom. … [Read more...]

The Christian Right’s Disingenuous ‘Religious Freedom’ Argument

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So now the Christian right is flipping out over Kim Davis being found in contempt of court and put in jail, predictably. But the argument they're making for why Davis' religious freedom is being violated isn't just wrong, it's totally incoherent and disingenuous. And all it takes is one valid analogy to prove it. So here goes: … [Read more...]

God: Rick Joyner’s Bookie


Rick Joyner, self-appointed prophet of God who claims to speak to the almighty on a daily basis, says that God helped him handicap the NFL playoffs last year by telling him that the New England Patriots were going to win the Super Bowl and that this would be a "prophetic message that patriotism is going to win" as well. But he didn't tell anyone because he didn't want anyone to gamble on this sure thing. … [Read more...]

NYPD Hit With Major Discrimination Suit — From Cops


This is a very interesting development. A group of black and Latino police officers in New York City are suing the NYPD, claiming that they are being discriminated against, threatened and punished for not going along with illegal quotas that encourage discriminatory policies like Stop and Frisk. This follows an earlier suit that revealed that such quotas exist, which the NYPD had denied. … [Read more...]

Lindsey Graham: Kim Davis Should Do Her Job or Resign

As most of the Republican presidential candidates fall all over themselves to pander to the ridiculous notion, held by most of their base, that Christians are a persecuted minority in this country, Sen. Lindsey Graham is bucking that trend. In an interview with Hugh Hewitt, he came out and said that she should respect the rule of law and either resign her position or do her job. … [Read more...]

Best Reactions to the Kim Davis Jailing, Part 1

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As the furious rage of the wingnuts flows forth in response to Kim Davis being thrown in jail for contempt of court, I'm having way too much fun. It's a thrilling show, packed with schadenfreude and hilarity. And they're coming in so fast that it will take multiple posts to document them all. So sit back, relax, and watch the Hitler analogies fly through the air with the greatest of ease. … [Read more...]