Which Same-Sex Marriage Related Action is Lawless?

The Supreme Court last week ruled 5-4 that the 14th Amendment required the states to recognize same-sex unions as legal marriages.Today, the Family Research Council released the following press release:Family Research Council Commends Texas Officials for Declining to Blindly Follow Five JusticesWASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a statement calling the U.S. Supreme Court ruling an act of "lawlessness" and provided guidance that "county clerks and t … [Read more...]

Bryan Fischer Minimizes Slavery to Attack Gays

Of late, lots of conservatives are voicing opposition to the Confederate flag. However, at least one can't get his mind off gays long enough to join in.Demoted AFA spokesperson Bryan Fischer minimizes slavery and the symbolism of the Confederate flag to attack gays.  In an op-ed on something called "Cowgernation," Fischer rants:  But if we are going to remove symbols of oppression from our culture, why stop with the Confederate flag? By any objective measure, the rainbow flag of t … [Read more...]

Ten Years of Blogging: Voter Fraud in Ohio 2008-2009

In 2009, I covered some voting shenanigans by Obama supporters in Ohio.Three individuals were eventually convicted for voting illegally in Ohio (click this link for the posts).In essence, out of state Obama volunteers came to Ohio to get out the vote and vote illegally in the state because Ohio was considered a swing state. The volunteers were from New York which was considered safe for Obama. There was no finding that the Obama campaign directed the activities but it hasn't ever been … [Read more...]

Ten Years of Blogging: A Birther Post Brings Almost 3,000 Comments

Through the years, commenters have come and gone and at times the discussion is vigorous. The post with the most comments was a news item on a case regarding President Obama's birth certificate (remember that?). At risk of starting a long series of comments from birthers, truthers and their opponents, I link to the post with nearly 3,000 comments.Berg was trying to prevent the electoral college from voting on Obama's electoral victory. However, eventually Justice Souter ruled as … [Read more...]

Science Retracts 2014 Study of Attributions About Gay Marriage Over Objections of Lead Author

This retraction had been anticipated, but just a little while ago, Science made it official. The 2014 study of attitude change toward gay marriage had been widely criticized. The now-retracted study abstract indicated that brief contacts with pro-gay marriage people could generate significant attitude change. Can a single conversation change minds on divisive social issues, such as same-sex marriage? A randomized placebo-controlled trial assessed whether gay (n = 22) or straight (n = 19) m … [Read more...]

Former Aide to Falwell and Colson Nelson Keener: When Kingdoms Collide

Guest post by Nelson Keener.Nelson Keener graduated from Liberty University and served as the late Jerry Falwell's assistant during the seminal days of the Moral Majority and later in a similar capacity with the late Chuck Colson. He resides in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.When Kingdoms CollideAt Liberty University College Democrats are not recognized as an official university club.Neither are College Republicans.Does this mean the prominent Christian institution, founded by the … [Read more...]

Does the Liberty University Wing of the GOP Appeal to the Masses?

While asking a political question, Jonathan Merritt's latest column in The Week provides insight into how group leaders keep in-group members in line. Merritt was slated to speak at a Liberty University function (his alma mater), but was disinvited by the president of the school, Jerry Falwell, Jr. because "We're just uncomfortable with some of the things you've been writing."Using the stick is a part of the tactics, promising a return to good graces if one comes around is the carrot. … [Read more...]

Matt Barber Proposes Back Room Deal to Choose GOP Nominee

The grassroots are great except when they aren't.Matt Barber wants all the religious right candidates to go on holiday somewhere to "an undisclosed location," fast and pray and then vote on who will run against Jeb Bush.  In a way, without the delegates, it would be the beginning of a Christian party choosing a candidate to run against the GOP and Democrats. Barber apparently thinks the problem with religious right candidates is that there are too many of them, not the fact that their m … [Read more...]


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