World Doesn’t End, ‘Prophets’ Release Statement

According to the eBible Fellowship, the world was supposed to end, even be "annihilated," on Oct. 7th, which came and went without incident. So on Thursday, the group issued a statement on its Facebook page, which resulted in a torrent of people mocking them (and rightly so). Their statement basically says, "Okay, so we were wrong. But we're not wrong!" Oh, and "you're all evil people and we do not have to explain ourselves to you!" … [Read more...]

The Latest Dumb Conspiracy About Obama and ISIS/ISIL


I wish the right wing would come together and reach a consensus on whether Obama is an evil person because he refers to the Islamic State as ISIS or whether he's an evil person because he refers to the Islamic State as ISIL. One day, they say he's evil for saying ISIL, the next they say he's evil for saying ISIS. And Pam Geller agrees on both days. Matt Drudge is the latest to come up with an idiotic conspiracy theory about it: … [Read more...]

Mikey Gets Blog Comments

I often reprint emails sent to Mikey Weinstein, founder and leader of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, but this time I'm sharing a comment that was left on Daily Kos on an article he wrote recently. It's one of the more vile messages he's ever received, and believe me there's a lot of competition for that. Full text below the fold. … [Read more...]

AL Republican Denies League of the South is a Hate Group


The state auditor of Alabama, a Republican named Jim Zeigler, spoke recently to the neo-Confederate, pro-slavery and thoroughly racist League of the South, and he can't believe people would actually consider them a hate group. He says they're "family-oriented" and it was like a "Sunday school picnic." Because every Sunday school picnic advocates secession and slavery. … [Read more...]

Wiles Joins the Jim Bakker Marketing Team


Deranged right-wing radio host Rick Wiles has become a regular guest on the TV show of disgraced con man Jim Bakker and it's not hard to discern the reason why. Wiles is continually predicting imminent calamities, none of which ever come true, and this gives Bakker an opportunity to promote all that freeze-dried food and other survival supplies that are his new con game, replacing hotels and amusement parks. … [Read more...]

Glenn Gets Weepy Eyed Over Ten Commandments Statue


Gloomy Glenn Beck is back, folks. He's got the melodrama machine and the tears cranked up to 11 after a Ten Commandments monument was removed from the Oklahoma state capitol. For some reason, he also reads out of an article from July about the Baphomet statue unveiled in Detroit (on private property) and thinks it happened "last Saturday." And he says we'll soon beg God to destroy us to escape the "evil we will bring to this earth." … [Read more...]

Joyner Prayed for California Drought


Usually, preachers pray for an end to bad things and encourage their followers to do the same. Not Rick Joyner. He says he's been praying for the drought in California to continue. Why? Because he thinks that will encourage people to leave the state before God destroys it with a massive earthquake, as the big guy allegedly told him he was going to do. Because that's a totally reasonable thing to do. … [Read more...]

TN County Won’t Seek God’s Mercy After All


Color me surprised after the board of commissioners of Blount County, Tennessee voted not to consider a resolution that would have begged God's mercy for the multitude of horrible sins the country has committed (like upholding women's rights and gay rights and other vile actions). The resolution would basically have asked God to pass over that county when he's raining fire and brimstone on the rest of us terrible sinners. … [Read more...]

O’Reilly: There’s No Such Thing as Hungry Kids in America


Bill O'Reilly continues to be massively out of touch with reality on pretty much any issue, as evidence by his very loud and belligerent denial that there is any such thing as hungry children in America. Why? Because many poor families have computers and cars (and many don't, of course, but the only "facts" that matter are the ones that confirm his beliefs). In fact, he thinks it's "insane" to believe that there are hungry children in this country. … [Read more...]

Alabama Sup. Court Justice Wants to Defy SCOTUS


An Alabama Supreme Court Justice is calling for state supreme courts to openly defy the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell, and it isn't Chief Justice Roy Moore this time, it's Justice Tom Parker. Parker used to be one of Moore's aides and is nearly as reactionary as him, so this is hardly a surprise. Bryan Fischer had him on his show to spout his nullificationist views. … [Read more...]

Farris: Christians Now Undergoing ‘Heresy Prosecutions’


Michael Farris, the incredibly influential founder of Patrick Henry College and the Home School Legal Defense Fund, offers up some wildly inaccurate and hyperbolic rhetoric claiming that Christians who oppose gay rights are not undergoing "heresy prosecutions" and that we now have he same level of religious liberty as that of the Middle Ages. History, how the hell does that work? … [Read more...]

Michele Bachmann Doesn’t Get Cause and Effect Either


The Christian right in general has a serious problem understanding cause and effect, as I've noted many times, and Michele Bachmann is no exception. They have an impenetrable, unfalsifiable view of the world that allows them to turn anything bad that happens -- and bad things happen all the time, of course -- into proof that God is punishing us for all the stuff they don't like. Flooding in South Carolina? Bachmann can explain that: … [Read more...]