Will Kim Davis Remain Intransigent Facing Fines and Jail?


As of yesterday, the temporary stay that Judge David Bunning placed on his injunction ordering Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is expired. There are several same-sex couples planning to go into her office and apply for those licenses on Tuesday, and if she continues to refuse them, she will almost certainly face contempt of court charges from Judge Bunning. … [Read more...]

Renaming Mt. McKinley Produces Enough Stupid to Bury the Mountain

President Obama is visiting Alaska this week and the Department of the Interior has decided to rename Mt. McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America, as Mt. Denali, the name originally given to it by the natives of the area. My very first thought upon hearing this was: I can't to find out how this proves that Obama is an America-hating Muslim commie gay terrorist. To the Twitter tubes, Batman. … [Read more...]

Why I Fight for Equality


I was watching ESPN the other day and they had this feature story about a 12-year old lacrosse player and a doctor who, ten years ago, became the first openly gay professional athlete in a team sport as a pro lacrosse player. It's a powerful story of how isolated and beaten down a young gay kid can be by his peers and how finding someone who has gone through it to help you cope and see that it gets better can change lives. … [Read more...]

Scott Lively Suddenly Loves the First Amendment


Deranged anti-gay bigot has suddenly developed an undying devotion to the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment. He's quite upset about laws that forbid the use of gay reversion therapy on minors in several states and he declares that this is an outrageous violation of the First Amendment. Which would be almost touching if he hadn't already defined the First Amendment as protecting only Christian views. … [Read more...]

Staver and Barber: Ben Carson Just Like Nazi Doctors


After it came out that Ben Carson did medical research using aborted fetuses, he came out with a totally incoherent but kinda sorta defense of fetal tissue research, which has been very important in a great many medical advances. That's enough to make him public enemy #1 to Mat Staver, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Larry Klayman, and Matt Barber, who have decided that this makes him just like Dr. Mengele. … [Read more...]

God is Punishing Us for Rebuilding the World Trade Center?


Wingnuts are forever reading their biblical tea leaves and telling us what God is punishing us for today (spoiler alert: he's punishing us for all the things wingnuts don't like), but this one seems particularly weird. Jonathan Cahn, the Worldnetdaily's favorite Messianic Jew (read: Christian preacher) told Jim Bakker (read: con man) that rebuilding at Ground Zero was the last straw that made God go all medieval on our asses. … [Read more...]

Glenn Beck’s Favorite New Wingnut


Glenn Beck has a favorite new right-wing activist, introduced to him by none other than David Barton. Alice Patterson is from Texas and she's affiliated with the self-declared prophets of the New Apostolic Reformation. She spoke at Rick Perry's big prayer rally. Beck says he's going to do a whole series of shows with her so everyone else can get a taste of her "wisdom." Right Wing Watch highlights some of her bizarre views: … [Read more...]

Ann Coulter Says Namaste to Donald Trump


Professional right-wing troll Ann Coulter has become Donald Trump's most prominent supporter, even introducing him at a campaign event in Iowa and showering him with praise. She's too old to become Mrs. Donald Trump #4, so she isn't gonna get her hands on any of his money, so what explains her loud advocacy for his candidacy? I think I can tell you exactly what it is. … [Read more...]

What If You Threw a Secession Rally and No One Showed Up?


The Alabama Flaggers, a self-declared "group with the conviction to fight four our Southern heritage," tried to hold a rally at the Alabama state capitol on Saturday calling for that state to secede from the union because those evil Northerners don't like them flying the Confederate flag. Like so many previous right-wing rallies, it fizzled when only a handful of people showed up, baffling the organizers. … [Read more...]

That Time Kim Davis Issued a Marriage License to a Transgender Man


Oh sweet delicious irony. Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis, who continues to obstinately refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because she falsely believes this indicates her approval rather than her certification that they are legally entitled to marry, unwittingly issued a marriage license to a transgender man and his pansexual wife earlier this year. … [Read more...]

Liz and Dick Cheney’s Fantasy Echo Chamber


Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz seem to live in a different world than the rest of us do. In the world they live in, Dick Cheney is "courageous and dedicated and honorable” and the American people show tremendous "gratitude" to him. In the real world, Cheney was the astonishingly dishonest advocate of a war that killed hundreds of thousands of people and he's only slightly more popular than Lyme disease. … [Read more...]

Please Pray for Glenn Beck


On Saturday, Glenn Beck held his "unity rally" in Birmingham, Alabama, drawing an estimated 20,000 people. It featured Rafael Cruz giving a prayer about how we need to overcome our differences, destroying irony meters everywhere coming from a man who savages those he disagrees with as Satan-controlled communists. It also featured Beck in a bulletproof vest, showing just how strong his faith is. But it seems to have tuckered poor Glenn out: … [Read more...]