Remember When Bryan Fischer Said African-Americans Rut Like Rabbits? He Doesn’t But Here’s The Column

I have said things in columns that I now don't believe. It happens, but one should acknowledge it and move on. Claiming it didn't happen isn't the way to go.Bryan Fischer once wrote in a column that African-Americans on welfare "rut like rabbits." Now he denies it. Listen to an excerpt of Fischer's radio show provided by Right Wing Watch. In it, he claims he never referred to African-Americans in this manner.However, a review of the Wayback Machine tells a different story. Here is the … [Read more...]

David Barton Accuses Marco Rubio of Having Too Many Gay Marriage Supporters

Pundits have been predicting last minute surprises in the South Carolina primary.This looks like an effort by the Cruz campaign -- sorry I meant Barton's Cruz Super PAC -- to cast doubts on Rubio. It certainly sounds like there is a lot of coordination between the Super PAC and the campaign (e.g, door knockers paid for by the Super PAC).We also learn in this video that many Iowa pastors showed a Cruz video in church and urged people to vote for Cruz...just like Jesus exhorted us to … [Read more...]

Wrong Again: Bryan Fischer Says There Are No Muslims in Japan

No. Just. No.Writing on OneNewsNow, Bryan Fischer says Japan has no terrorism because the nation has no Muslims.Fischer relies on one Jewish Press article which takes him far away from the facts.Fischer says Muslims can't proselytize and there are no Muslim organizations. He says a lot of things that aren't true.For the facts, see this Politifacts article. The writers there evaluated similar claims back in November and rated them "pants on fire" which mean blatantly false.See … [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: The Trail of Tears Remembered

One of the most popular posts ever is this one about the Trail of Tears. It showed up on the top ten most popular posts for the years 2011, 2012, and 2013.  I wrote about the Trail of Tears in response to the American Family Association's spokesman Bryan Fischer's incendiary comments about Native Americans. Fischer said English settlers were morally superior to Native Americans which justified cruel and dishonest treatment of native people by whites. Later, David Barton made similar arguments. … [Read more...]

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...]


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