DeMint Starts His New Job With a Lie

Jim DeMint, who abruptly left the Senate to take a much higher paying job as head of the Heritage Foundation, has an op-ed column in the Washington Post spelling out his plans for the conservative think tank. Those plans apparently include passing on long-debunked lies to a credulous public: … [Read more...]

Rush: Obama Murdered Ratliff

You may have heard about Keith Ratliff, who made pro-gun videos on Youtube, being found dead at his home in Georgia after being shot. Erik Rush heard about it and, naturally, he thinks the Obama administration murdered him. With no evidence whatsoever, of course. … [Read more...]

A NC Restaurant Owner’s Audacious Behavior

I'm absolutely astonished at the behavior of a North Carolina restaurant owner who actually handed a handwritten note to a lesbian couple after they ate at his restaurant, telling them that they need to pray that God would "open their eyes" to their sinful condition. … [Read more...]

Bill Introduced to Fix California’s Rape Law

In the aftermath of the appalling outcome of a rapist's guilty verdict being overturned because the victim was not married, California legislators have submitted a bill to fix that loophole and ensure that rape is rape regardless of the marital status -- or gender -- of the victim. … [Read more...]

The Definition of Bigotry on Planet Wingnuttia

I'm sure you've heard by now that evangelical minister Louie Giglio has withdrawn from giving an invocation at President Obama's second inauguration after it came out that he'd delivered the usual fundie sermon about gay people being evil sinners doomed by God. And on Planet Wingnuttia, that means he was prevented from speaking due to liberal bigotry. I'm sure it will come as no surprise that the Worldnutdaily is promoting this framing. … [Read more...]

How the Religious Right Views LGBT People

Alvin McEwen, the indispensable voice of the Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters blog, has put together a 14-page booklet entitled How They See Us: Unmasking the Religious Right War on Gay America. Unsurprisingly, it's a must-read. Here's the whole thing. You can see the whole thing on Scribd. … [Read more...]

Bradlee Dean Repeats Barton’s Jefferson Lies

Bradlee Dean's latest bundle of stupid is entitled "Enemy of God = Enemy of America" and it's all the usual lies and distortions, this time about Thomas Jefferson. Dean repeats many of David Barton's false and long-discredited lies about Jefferson. Let's take them one at a time. … [Read more...]

Another Proselytizing Teacher Files Suit

Following in the footsteps of John Freshwater, a science teacher in Cheektowaga, NY has filed a lawsuit against the school for making her take down a bunch of posters and other items in her classroom that were solely designed to proselytize her students. … [Read more...]

Klayman Finds Another Biased Judge

Larry Klayman, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Mat Staver (or Orly Taitz), has filed an appeal on behalf of the Worldnutdaily in their attempt to sue Esquire magazine for making fun of them. And wouldn't you know it, he found another biased judge. … [Read more...]

RBB2 Resubmitted to Marine Corps

Justin Griffith reports that they have resubmitted the application to hold Rock Beyond Belief 2 at Camp Pendleton later this year. The original application was turned down with transparently absurd excuses, all of which have been answered in the resubmission. … [Read more...]

Bachmann Still on Intelligence Committee

Michele Bachmann has inexplicably retained her spot on the House Intelligence Committee. In related news, Lindsay Lohan has been named to the House Sobriety Committee and Charlie Sheen has been given a seat on the House Mental Stability Committee. … [Read more...]

Wildmon: Obama Crashing Economy to Become Dictator

Tim Wildmon, son of the founder of the American Family Association and the current president of that organization, throws out yet another bizarre conspiracy theory about Obama intentionally destroying the economy to give him an excuse to seize power and become a dictator. … [Read more...]