OK Candidate: Gay People Should Be Stoned To Death

You may remember the city of Moore, Oklahoma as the site of those terrible tornadoes in 2013 that did horrific damage. Add another disaster to the list, a local candidate for state office who says that gay people should be stoned to death like it says in the Bible. … [Read more...]

Turek’s Absurd Conception of Rights

Christian apologist Frank Turek offers an argument we hear quite often from the Christian right. It's in the context of same-sex marriage, but we hear it in many other contexts as well, pretty much any time someone is granted a right that they don't think they ought to have. … [Read more...]

Greece v Galloway and the Christian Right Long Game

Katherine Stewart has an op-ed column in the New York Times about the Supreme Court's ruling in Greece v Galloway in which she identifies the Christian right's long-term strategy with that and similar cases. I think her analysis is accurate, if a bit incomplete. … [Read more...]

Jeffress: God Has Already Decided Some Issues

Southern Baptist preacher Robert Jeffress also spoke at that "Washington: A Man of Prayer" event on Capitol Hill. He gave a predictably ridiculous speech in which he declared that while we can debate some public policies, others were decided by God in the Bible and should be settled as a result. … [Read more...]

Roy Moore: First Amendment Only Applies to Christians

Judge Roy Moore gave one of his typically ignorant speeches at a Pastor for Life Luncheon in Alabama, claiming that the definition of religion in the First Amendment means only Christianity because, “Buddha didn’t create us, Mohammed didn’t create us, it was the God of the Holy Scriptures” and “They didn’t bring the Koran over on the pilgrim ship." … [Read more...]

Coach Dave: We Are a Theocracy

Poor Coach Dave. He's upset that the small percentage of gay people is "pushing around" the 80% of Christians. He declares that there is no separation of church and state and that the U.S. is, in fact, a theocracy because of "one nation, under God" in the pledge of allegiance. … [Read more...]

Liberty Counsel Helps Set Up ‘American’ Clubs in Schools

Matt Barber has Christian Reconstructionists writing for his new website and now Liberty Counsel, the organization he works for, is helping students set up "American Clubs" in secondary schools. What are American Clubs? Groups set up by the Institute on the Constitution, which is also run by Christian Reconstructionists and white nationalists. … [Read more...]

Fischer Wants Prison for Adultery

If you want a vision of the totalitarian theocracy that Bryan Fischer thinks we should all live in, look no further than a recent broadcast of his radio show where he said that he'd be "absolutely fine with a fifteen year incarceration for the crime of adultery." … [Read more...]

Gary Cass is a Theocrat

Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission goes full theocrat in this enraged tirade against "black-robed tyrants." He demands a return to the days of absolute theocracy, with every law in line with his interpretation of the Bible. … [Read more...]

Appeals Court Overturns Appalling Bill Graves Decision

An Oklahoma state judge named Bill Graves has had his decision to deny a transgender woman a legal name change overturned by an appeals court. Graves actually quoted the Bible in his ruling and the appeals court ruled that he abused his discretion in denying the name change. … [Read more...]

Dwyer, Peroutka and Whitney Hatch a Plan

Remember Don Dwyer, the Maryland state legislator who got drunk and crashed his boat into a bunch of people, sending 7 of them to the hospital including several children, then blamed his drinking on the fact that he had lost a vote on same-sex marriage? Jonathan Hutson has some interesting information about him that I did not know. Like the fact that he used to be the executive director of Michael Peroutka's theocratic Institute on the Constitution. And he may well be the one who got Peroutka … [Read more...]

Peroutka: Teaching Evolution is ‘Disloyalty to America’

Right Wing Watch found a video of Michael Peroutka, former presidential candidate of the Constitution Party and a confirmed Christian theocrat, saying that evolution is "dangerous" and "anti-American" that teaching evolution or an old age for the earth is "disloyalty to America." This video really must be seen to be believed. … [Read more...]