Catholic Church Defies Pence, Settles Syrian Family in Indiana

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More kudos to the Catholic Church for telling xenophobic Republican governors to go pound sand when they try to prevent Syrian refugees from being settled in their states. After defying Gov. Greg Abbott in Texas, they've now also defied Gov. Mike Spence of Indian and settled a Syrian family in Indianapolis this past week. And there isn't a damn thing the state can do about it. … [Read more...]


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Judge Denies Injunction on TX Attempt to Stop Syrian Refugees

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A federal judge appointed by George W. Bush has denied the state of Texas a preliminary injunction halting the resettlement of Syrian refugees in that state, an outcome that should surprise no one. The question at this point is whether Texas AG Ken Paxton or Gov. Greg Abbott will continue what is clearly a frivolous lawsuit with no chance at all of winning. … [Read more...]


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Trump as General Patton

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Brigitte Gabriel is one of the nation's most notorious, dishonest, and vitriolic Islamophobes. Like Pam Geller, Robert Spencer, Frank Gaffney and others of their ilk, she sees a Muslim under every bed and is prone to wild conspiracy theories. So obviously she supports Trump's plan to ban all Muslim immigration and tourism. In fact, she thinks he's the reincarnation of General Patton: … [Read more...]


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Tony Perkins Does Math. Kind Of.

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We have a new variation on the inane argument that Islam is not a religion because it's really about political power, an argument so astonishingly hypocritical coming from the Christian right that it boggles the mind. Tony Perkins apparently wants to make this argument so authoritative, so he has derived a quantitative measurement of the religious nature of Islam from his rectal cavity: … [Read more...]


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Even Netanyahu Thinks Trump’s Idea is Horrible

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First it was Dick Cheney who repudiated Donald Trump's call for a total ban on Muslim immigration and tourism, now it's Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Bibi spoke out against Trump's latest bit of fascism, prompting Trump to promptly cancel a planned visit to Israel and meeting with Netanyahu. I'm sure the Israeli government is terribly disappointed. … [Read more...]


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Republicans Overwhelmingly Support Trump’s Muslim Ban

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In case you should think that Donald Trump only represents a small portion of the far right, a new poll puts that notion to rest completely. In fact, almost two-thirds of Republicans who are likely to vote in 2016 agree with that idea. And if that doesn't scare the shit out of you, you aren't paying attention. … [Read more...]


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Christians Split on Trump’s Ban on Muslim Idea

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The reaction from Christian leaders and groups in this country to Donald Trump's proposal to ban all Muslim immigration and tourism from the United States has been deeply divided. Some groups, like Catholic Charities, have been working hard to resettle Syrian refugees already. And even some conservative Christian leaders, like Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention, have spoken out strongly against it. But then there's Pat Robertson: … [Read more...]


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Appropriately Named Former Prosecutor: Islam Not a Religion

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Andrew McCarthy, the appropriately named former federal prosecutor (the one who screwed up and didn't file the motion to protect a document in a terrorism case and now uses that document leaking out as proof that you can't try terrorism suspects in civilian courts), told unhinged bigot Frank Gaffney that Islam is not a religion and therefore doesn't deserve First Amendment protection. … [Read more...]


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The Contradictory Anti-Refugee Arguments

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Much like the anti-immigration folks who argue simultaneously that immigrants are going to come here for our welfare AND to take our jobs, the bigoted anti-refugee folks are making a similarly contradictory argument for keeping out the Syrian refugees. On the one hand, they're all fundamentalist Muslim reactionaries who hate women and gay people and want to impose Sharia law; on the other hand, they're all going to vote for Democrats. … [Read more...]


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A Powerful Response to Trump’s Anti-Muslim Ideas

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Fr. James Martin, a Jesuit priest and and editor at America magazine, shared a picture on Facebook along with a brief essay strongly opposing Donald Trump's proposal for a complete ban on all Muslim immigration and tourism. It's a powerful message, I think, even though it is aimed primarily at Christians. Here's the picture he shared, which shows the anti-European nativism of decades past: … [Read more...]


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Trump Goes Too Far for Dick Cheney

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Here's a pretty good rule of thumb for Republican politics: If the policies you espouse are too totalitarian for Dick Cheney, you've probably gone way too far. Like you left the stratosphere a long time ago. But that's what Donald Trump has managed to do with his idea to ban all Muslim immigration and tourism from the United States. Even Cheney says that's just plain un-American. … [Read more...]


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Carson Goes Even Further Than Trump on Immigration

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Man, the xenophobia and bigotry of the Republican presidential candidates seems to have no limits whatsoever. Donald Trump is talking about national databases and ID badges for Muslims, wants to ban all Muslim immigration and even tourism, and now Ben Carson says that anyone who visits the United States should be monitored at all times while they're here. … [Read more...]


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