Ben Carson Apologizes for Saying Being Gay is a Choice (Full Statement)

On his Facebook page, probable GOP presidential contender Ben Carson apologized for his comments that being gay is a choice.In a recent interview on CNN, I realized that my choice of language does not reflect fully my heart on gay issues. I do not pretend to know how every individual came to their sexual orientation. I regret that my words to express that concept were hurtful and divisive. For that I apologize unreservedly to all that were offended. I'm a doctor trained in multiple fields … [Read more...]

The Invasion of America

No, this is not a post about a tea party conspiracy theory involving immigration.Rather, watch this video about Native American dispossession.Two of our favorite Christian nation proponents, David Barton and Bryan Fischer, believe the native people got what was coming to them. The history cannot be undone, but we should never forget.(hat tip to John Fea) … [Read more...]

The RNC Faces More Criticism Over AFA Israel Trip

Politico's Ben Schreckinger reports tonight that the Anti-Defamation League privately discouraged the Republican National Committee from participating in a trip to Israel paid for by the American Family Association. I wrote about this trip last week.In addition, more details about the trip are given (they apparently went despite the concerns) and Christ and Pop Culture editor Alan Noble and I are quoted.The RNC really should acknowledge this mistake, especially in light of other efforts … [Read more...]

American Family Association Touts Free Speech for Radio Hosts Except When Hosts Criticize the AFA

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In a letter to the Southern Poverty Law Center yesterday, AFA attorney Patrick Vaughn said the American Family Association is a "free speech zone."In 2012, AFA Tim Wildmon took essentially the same stance regarding Fischer's views while Fischer was serving as Director of Issues Analysis. Now, in the face of a firestorm of controversy involving the Republican National Committee, the AFA backs away from most of the outrageous things Fischer has said while he represented the AFA.The AFA … [Read more...]

RNC Members Should Pay Their Own Way to Israel

Last night, Rachel Maddow exclusively reported that the American Family Association demoted Bryan Fischer. Instead of being Director of Issues Analysis, he will simply continue to host his Focal Point radio broadcast.In 2012, AFA president Tim Wildmon told me via email that being a talk show host (e.g., Fischer) on the American Family Radio network was analogous to Bill O'Reilly's show on Fox News. Wildmon felt no obligation to own Fischer's outrageous comments in the same way that O'Reilly … [Read more...]

Rachel Maddow: Bryan Fischer Has Been Fired As Spokeman By the American Family Association

Rachel Maddow reported earlier this evening:May be (should be) more fall out from the GOP's collaboration with the AFA. Perhaps Bryan Fischer's foot has been in his mouth just a few too many times.The AFA hasn't gotten rid of him completely; he is still considered a "talk show host" and his twitter account has him as the host of the Focal Point show.Apparently, Tim Wildmon has had a change of heart about Bryan Fischer's platform. In 2012, Wildmon declined to address Fischer's … [Read more...]

Weekend Roundup – Tanks, Government Lies, Anti-Gay Pride, Christian Persecution, Government Shut Down

These are some items of interest that I either didn't get to or need no additional noise from me.David Barton: Tanks A Lot - David Barton told his Wallbuilders audience that private citizens should be allowed to have whatever weapons the government has - tanks, fighter jets, whatever. Just like the founders had.How Do You Know When The Government Is Lying? - That's the burning question Michael Peroutka asks on his IOTC website. He claims that the government and the media conspire … [Read more...]

Top Ten Posts in 2012

The ten 2012 posts with the most views are listed here.  These posts were all posted since the last top ten list in 2011. Some posts prior to 2012 received more views. However, here I am listing just those posts written from 12/28/11 to today.The post with the most views in 2012 was written in 2011: The Trail of Tears Remembered. In fact that post about Trail of Tears is by far the most popular post of all time on my blog.1.  Alan Chambers: 99.9% have not experienced a change in their o … [Read more...]


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