Carson Raises the Ante on Trump’s Xenophobia

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It seems the Republican presidential candidates are in a heated competition to see who can be the most xenophobic and jingoistic in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris. First Donald Trump suggests making Muslims wear ID badges and building national database of all Muslims, and now Ben Carson has upped the ante and declared that we should have a database of all "foreigners" in the country. … [Read more...]

Trump Threatens to Sue Kasich Over Campaign Ads


I have no idea why, but John Kasich apparently thinks he's still in the Republican presidential race and is preparing to spend $2.5 million on a series of ads in New Hampshire attacking Donald Trump. Well, a Super PAC with ties to Kasich is doing so, and it's illegal for them to coordinate with the Kasich campaign (wink, wink). Trump is, of course, threatening to sue them over it. … [Read more...]

WND Complains About Satanists Helping Muslims


In the wake of the Paris terror attacks, as death threats, vandalism and violence against Muslims increase in this country, the Satanic Temple has done a kind and humane thing by offering to help escort Muslims around town to protect them or to bring them food if they're too scared to leave the house. Naturally, the Worldnetdaily doesn't like that kind of thing one bit. … [Read more...]

Luntz a Paid Shill for the Koch Brothers


Frank Luntz knows how to make a buck by double dipping. He gets paid by CBS as a political analyst, a job in which he has many times defended the Koch Brothers, without bothering to disclose that their primary political organization paid him $1.5 million to consult with them on messaging. This is like having a campaign manager as a paid pundit for a network, but without disclosing that they're managing a candidate's campaign. … [Read more...]

Ben Carson Wants to Ban Religious Hate Speech

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Ben Carson released his plan to defeat ISIS in a Washington Post column on Wednesday and, as one might expect, it's mostly ignorant babble for someone who is utterly clueless about virtually everything. That includes the Constitution, because the weirdest part of his plan is that he wants to ban religious hate speech -- but only Muslim hate speech, I'm sure. … [Read more...]

Swanson: God Responsible for Paris Attacks


Kevin Swanson, the Christian fascist who wants gay people put to death and thinks the movie Frozen is turning kids gay, thinks the terrorist attacks in Paris were sent by God himself as a message. What's the message? By sheer coincidence, I'm sure, that message is exactly what Swanson wants it to be. It's amazing how often God's will matches the will of his followers, even when his followers disagree. … [Read more...]

Alveda King Goes Full-On Theocrat


Alveda King, the wingnut niece of Martin Luther King who continually reminds people of that to give herself credibility even though she stands for nearly everything he spent his life fighting against, works for Priests for Life, one of the groups whose lawsuit over the secondary accommodation in the ACA has been accepted for appeal by the Supreme Court. So she put out a press release basically calling for theocracy. … [Read more...]

A Muslim Marine Brilliantly Trolls Trump


After Donald Trump has publicly entertained the idea of creating a national registration database of Muslims and making them carry special identification, a Muslim man in the Marine Corps brilliantly trolled Trump on Twitter by showing the ID badge he already carries: … [Read more...]

Harvey: Missouri Protesters Will Join ISIS!


Linda Harvey is one of the most extreme and ridiculous voice on the Christian right, especially when it comes to The Gay, a subject on which she is a thoroughgoing bigot. Her latest bit of stupid comes in a column at BarbWire in which she says that the students who protested at Missouri and other universities are going to be recruited by ISIS and become terrorists. … [Read more...]

Neil Carter Nails It Perfectly

This post by Neil Carter is a perfect example of why I think he is such an important new voice in atheism. In it, he provides tremendous documentation for a pattern I've been pointing out for years, the tactic of Christian apologists who claim that Christianity is the cause of enormous social changes that they were strongly against at the time. Slavery, for example: … [Read more...]

Carson Dishonestly Retreats From Schiavo Position

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As I expected, Ben Carson is trying to walk back statements he made about the Terri Schiavo case a decade ago because those comments are likely to anger the Christian right base he is trying to appeal to. And he's doing so quite dishonestly, pretending that the only thing he said was that it was "much ado about nothing" and that this was -- of course -- "taken out of context." … [Read more...]

Huckabee, Cruz, Jindal Refuse to Repudiate Swanson


Rekha Basu of the Des Moines Register has been trying to get Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Bobby Jindal to go on the record about their presence at a "religious liberty" conference put on by Kevin Swanson, who openly advocates that gay people should be put to death (by stoning, specifically, as Leviticus demands). They seem to want to do anything but address the matter. … [Read more...]