Fischer Explains Why Obama Changed Mountain’s Name

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When I saw the first reports that the Obama administration was going to change the official name of Mt. McKinley to Denali, which is what nearly everyone in Alaska, especially the native tribes, had always called it anyway, I couldn't wait to hear the wingnuts throw a fit over it and tell us why this makes Obama the most horrible person in the history of the world. Bryan Fischer, you're up: … [Read more...]

Perry Calls the Christian Troops to War


Rick Perry joined Ted Cruz at that ridiculous I Stand With God rally at the South Carolina state capitol and tried his hardest to inject some energy into his floundering presidential campaign by comparing himself to Jesus and asking the people there to join him in storming Washington, DC and throwing the moneychangers out of the temple. He even referenced the hymn Onward Christian Soldiers to reinforce the military metaphor. … [Read more...]

How Janet Porter Gave Us the 2nd Bush Presidency


I'm always highly amused when I hear Christians talk about how their prayers changed things and got them what they want. Never mind that in many circumstances, there were people praying for the opposite result as well and one group or the other was bound to have their prayers "answered." Janet Porter, for instance, says that it was her prayers that ensured a victory in Florida for George W. Bush. … [Read more...]

Cruz’ Demagoguery on Display at ‘I Stand With God’ Rally


There are few cheaper and easier ways for a politician to pander to ignorant rubes than by declaring themselves to be on the side of God. Ted Cruz held an entire rally just for that purpose at the South Carolina state capitol, appropriately called the I Stand With God rally. And he put his full powers of demagoguery on display, telling the gathered throng that Christians will soon be thrown in prison in this country like they are in Iran. … [Read more...]

Judge Slammed by Appeals Court in Wife Beating Case


I've pointed out many times that state legislatures and local councils are the place to find the dumbest and most ridiculous politicians, but the same is also true of judges. Because judges are elected positions in most states, a sizable percentage of those on the bench are local yokels who shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a courtroom. Here's a great example, a judge in Georgia who got hammered by the appeals court for some seriously appalling behavior in a domestic violence case. … [Read more...]

Trump: Women Can’t Be Trusted With Secrets


Having already infuriated women everywhere with his blatant misogyny, Donald Trump just keeps on upping the ante and digging the hole deeper. He just gets to talking and stupid shit comes out of his mouth, like in a recent speech when he started attacking Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin and ended up saying that women who love their husbands can't be trusted with secrets because they'll tell them all about it. … [Read more...]

Saenz: Send Me 25K to Protect Pastors From Non-Existent Threat

Jonathan Saenz, head of a group of bigots called Texas Values, has a clever new grift. He needs people to send him $25,000 so he can educate pastors about a new law in that state that protects them from being forced to perform gay marriages. That law was, of course, completely unnecessary because they already had such protections, but that $25K will keep him in the lifestyle to which he has become accustomed. … [Read more...]

Will Kim Davis Remain Intransigent Facing Fines and Jail?


[UPDATED]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...]