Colorado Restaurant Has Waitresses Carrying Guns and “Jesus All Over the Place”

If right-wingers were to make a more Second Amendment-y version of a Hooters restaurant, what would it look like?

Guns? Of course. Gotta have those.

Alcohol? Let’s avoid that… for obvious reasons.

Attractive (yet covered-up) waitresses? Check.

Jesus? Somehow, yes.

Based in a town named Rifle? How could anyone resist.

That’s the premise behind Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado:

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Pastor Rick Warren Wants Obama to Let Religious Groups with Federal Contracts Discriminate Against LGBT Americans

Because it wasn’t enough for Hobby Lobby to deprive female employees of comprehensive contraception coverage, Rick Warren and more than a dozen other Protestant and Catholic leaders are now demanding that President Obama give religious companies with federal contracts the ability to discriminate against LGBT employees. Because if the Supreme Court can bend over backwards for Yahweh, so can Obama, right?

It all has to do with an upcoming executive order that Obama said he would sign. The order would ban all federal contractors from discriminating against employees because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Because we don’t know what the order will say, the faith leaders are trying to make sure it doesn’t apply to religious groups. Because Jesus loves to discriminate. (The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which the Senate passed last fall but the do-nothing House hasn’t acted upon, includes the religious exemption.)

The hypocrisy comes through loud and clear in their letter to the President:

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Port Authority of Allegheny County Owes Atheist Groups $60,000 in Settlement After Rejecting Its Bus Ads

More than two years ago, the United Coalition of Reason offered to pay $5,700 to the Port Authority of Allegheny County (in Pennsylvania) to put up 12 king-sized bus ads over the course of a month to advertise the newly-formed Pittsburgh Coalition of Reason.

The Port Authority said yes… at first. But just as the ads were about to run, they changed their minds, telling United CoR that the text of the ads — “Don’t believe in God? You are not alone.” — didn’t comply with the company’s ad policy.

In November, United CoR filed a complaint in a U.S. District Court:

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GOP Faith Outreach Director Wonders How Any Religious Believer Could Vote for a Democrat

Former South Carolina GOP chairman Chad Connelly (below) is the Director of Faith Engagement for GOP Faith, a new outreach campaign to reach out to conservative Christians… because that’s a demographic the Republican Party just hasn’t been able to crack yet.

During an appearance on Sandy Rios‘ American Family Radio show on Monday, Connelly made it very clear that GOP Faith is a very narrow campaign indeed, since he finds it inconceivable that anyone who believes in God could even vote for a Democrat:

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FFRF to Run Full-Page Ad in Tomorrow’s New York Times Slamming Hobby Lobby Decision

The Freedom From Religion Foundation will run a full-page ad in the front news section of tomorrow’s New York Times to protest the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision:

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