Tea Party of Louisiana claims Common Core turns kids gay

Demonstrating an alarming ignorance, the Tea Party of Louisiana is claiming Common Core educational standards are turning kids into “homosexuals.”A press release issued on the Tea Party of Louisiana's website Monday morning came with this headline, "Common Core Turns First Wave of Students Gay." The following is an excerpt from the Tea Party press release: Homosexual choices successfully promoted in Common Core curriculum. The DEVIL is in the details. Horribly offensive to a Moral Lif … [Read more...]

Oklahoma Governor wants Satanic black mass cancelled

In an official press release Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin says she is praying Satanists cancel a black mass scheduled next month in Oklahoma City.In the press release issued Aug. 11 Fallin condemned the scheduled black mass, calling it  “a disgusting mockery of the Catholic faith” and a “moral outrage.”From the Governor’s website: Governor Mary Fallin today condemned a scheduled performance of a satanic black mass next month in Oklahoma City.“This 'Black Mass' is a disgusting mocker … [Read more...]

Atheist receives death threats after speaking out against ‘In God We Trust’

Kill all non-believers? Atheist activist Amanda Scott is receiving hate mail and death threats after speaking out against a planned "In God We Trust" display at a government building in Mobile, Alabama.Scott, a 21-year-old college student, spoke before the Mobile County Commission twice, once at a June 19 meeting where the “In God We Trust” display was approved, and again on August 7, when she and several others proposed their own displays, including “In Reason We Trust.”Scott, a member o … [Read more...]

Texas: GOP lawmakers claim marriage equality promotes pedophilia, incest

In a nod to bigotry and ignorance more than 60 Republican lawmakers in Texas are claiming marriage equality will lead to the legalization of incest, pedophilia and polygamy.63 GOP lawmakers, working in concert with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s efforts to reinstate the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, signed an amicus brief earlier this week arguing that recognition of gay marriage would provide justification for the legal recognition of of moral taboos like incest, pedophilia and pol … [Read more...]

GOP House Whip instructs Congress to use Bible for ‘decision making’

Creeping theocracy: Today a member of the House leadership sent a Bible to every Member of Congress along with a letter instructing the representatives to use the Bible as a “guide” in their “decision-making."Talking Points Memo reports: Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-MS) enclosed the Bible in his letter dated July 29 and sent to all House and Senate offices. The letter, written on an official letterhead in his capacity as assistant majority whip, was confirmed by Capitol Hill aides whose offices re … [Read more...]

Kentucky approves $18 million in tax credits for Noah’s ark theme park

Why are Kentucky taxpayers subsidizing an evolution denying Creationist theme park being built by Christian fundamentalists hoping to indoctrinate children with ignorant, discredited religious superstitions?Last week the Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Board approved $18 million in tax breaks to promote Ken Ham’s long-planned Noah’s ark theme park being built in northern Kentucky.Ark Encounter is a $172 million biblical-themed amusement park planned in Williamstown, Kentucky. The Chr … [Read more...]

GOP candidate urges Christians to ‘rise up’ against Atheists

A Republican candidate for Congress claims Satan is to blame for legal efforts to separate church and state, and is urging Christians to rise up against any atheist seeking elected office.Jody Hice, a right-wing Baptist pastor and the GOP nominee for an open U.S. House seat in Georgia, argues America must follow God’s law, and campaigns to place copies of the Ten Commandments throughout public buildings as part of his spiritual battle to save America.Hice made his offensive and d … [Read more...]

Michele Bachmann claims gays promote child rape, pedophilia

In an alarming outburst of homophobic extremism, potential Republican presidential candidate and Christian conservative Rep. Michele Bachmann accused the LGBT community of advocating for pedophilia and the legalization of child rape during a recent interview on the conservative radio show “Faith & Liberty.”Warning that “our culture” is embracing “deviance,” Bachmann said that the gay community wants to “abolish age of consent laws, which means we will do away with statutory rape laws so t … [Read more...]