Carson Has No Idea Why the Roman Empire Fell

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Ben Carson may be a brilliant pediatric neurosurgeon, but as I've documented many times over, when he steps outside that specialty he has nothing to offer but meaningless platitudes and simpleminded cliches, if not outright lies. Take history, for example. He seems to be having a difficult time deciding why the Roman Empire fell so "suddenly" (which it didn't, of course). Now he says it has something to do with gay marriage. … [Read more...]

Shoebat the Lesser Still Wants Gays Exterminated, via ‘Inquisition’


Ted Shoebat, the Christian fascist son of fake "ex-terrorist" Walid Shoebat, is once again calling for the wholesale extermination of gay people, while admitting that he hates democracy and instead wants a global Christian theocracy that would launch a new "inquisition" to kill, all modeled after the Old Testament law, of course. I certainly hope someone is keeping a close eye on this guy before he goes on a killing spree. … [Read more...]

Evangelist Claims to Have Raised 35 People From the Dead


Only a few years ago, Todd Bentley, one of those hip new preachers with lots of tattoos and baseball caps, had seen his reputation destroyed after he got divorced, something Jesus frowned upon in the Bible. But now his career has been resurrected, at least partly due to the fact that he claims to have the power to resurrect dead people and claims to have done so at least 35 times. Just don't ask for any evidence for that claim. … [Read more...]

Major Corporations Join to Fight Anti-Gay Bigotry Around the World


This is a very encouraging bit of news. A coalition of major corporations are joining together with the Human Rights Campaign to push for LGBT equality around the world, not just in the United States and Europe. This is being done in response to the spread of virulent anti-gay bigotry in much of Africa and Asia, where laws often prescribe the death penalty for homosexuality and forbid even advocacy of equal rights. … [Read more...]

Glenn Beck is Turning Over a New Leaf. Again.


One of the endlessly amusing things about Glenn Beck's constant melodramatic cravings is that every few months he declares to his vast number of followers that he is a changed man, that he has had an epiphany that has caused him to turn over a new leaf and that he hopes they will all follow his lead in doing the same. And so I literally laughed out loud when he did it yet again this week. And now, it's all about Jesus. You know, like it was before. … [Read more...]

Chaffetz Tries Inane Emotional Blackmail Against Planned Parenthood


Okay Louis Gohmert, you're off the hot seat. The title of the most ridiculous member of the U.S. House of Representatives has officially passed to Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah. He's always been a clueless dolt like Gohmert, but even Gohmert has never tried to make an argument this asinine during a House hearing. Seriously, this may be the most idiotic thing I've ever heard a sitting member of the House say (and I watched Michele Bachmann on a daily basis for years). … [Read more...]

Oklahoma Finally to Remove Ten Commandments Monument

Church and State

After months of trying to find ways not to comply with a state supreme court ruling that it was in violation of the state constitution, the Oklahoma state government is finally going to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state capitol before an October 12 deadline set by the courts. What I don't understand is why doing this required a vote of another governmental body that was bound by the ruling. … [Read more...]

KKK Member: Auschwitz Was a Jewish Summer Camp!

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After the murder of nine people at a venerable church in Charleston, South Carolina, the BBC was given access to a KKK chapter in Alabama for a documentary, which aired earlier this week. One of the lowlights of that documentary was a scene in which the racist fascists waxed eloquent about how brilliant Adolf Hitler was and claimed that Auschwitz was a wonderful place, like a summer camp for Jews. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Tax Plan


After making a lot of noise about how he thinks the rich don't pay their fair share of taxes, especially hedge fund managers, and previously calling for a 14.5% one-time tax on the wealthy, Donald Trump released his official campaign tax plan the other day and it looks absolutely nothing like that. In fact, it looks pretty much exactly the opposite, proposing trillions of dollars in tax cuts that would blow a massive hole in the federal budget. … [Read more...]

Proselytizing Principal in Texas Faces More Trouble

The principal of a Texas high school who is the target of action by the Freedom From Religion Foundation for using his position to proselytize his students for Christianity may face much more trouble than that. A lawsuit has been filed against him for retaliating against a teacher who went to the police about another teacher sexually molesting a student. And she has him on a recording chastising her for going outside the school about the incident. … [Read more...]

Farah Tells Trump to Dump Coulter, Refuses to Dump Coulter

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There is much amusement to be found in watching Worldnetdaily owner Joseph Farah suddenly discover, to his great shock, that Ann Coulter is a bigot who will say anything to get attention and make money. He only discovered this when she said things that weren't in line with his own bigotry, of course. And now he's telling Donald Trump that he should end his relationship with Coulter, while simultaneously refusing to do the same. … [Read more...]

The Senate Republicans Pretty Much Hate Ted Cruz


From the moment he was sworn in as a senator, Ted Cruz has royally pissed off his fellow Republicans by acting like a bull in a China shop. Once he succeeded in getting the House to shut down the government in 2013, their hatred for him was galvanized. This time around, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to avoid a repeat and the Senate Republican Caucus is letting Cruz know exactly what they think of his grandstanding. … [Read more...]