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Conservative Christian Group Alerts America to… a Practicing Homosexual and Dangerous Negroes???

Why does conservative Christianity get so much negative press in America?

News item (via American Family Association’s One News Now)

“President Obama has submitted a list of five nominees for federal judge posts, and a constitutional law expert suggests America will pay a price. Among the nominees are four African Americans, one of them homosexual, [...]

No, Actually, Most Terrorists Threatening the USA AREN'T Muslims

“Most terrorists are Muslim,” say the ultraconservative supporters of religious-based profiling and surveillance in America. The claim is resurfacing in the last week:

Christopher Cook, April 19 2013:

Whatever the specifics, the general fact is always the same: Not all Muslims are terrorists, but nearly all terrorists are Muslims…. Islamist terrorism is now a fact [...]

After Gay Marriage, Looking for the Man-Dog Marriage Movement in Maine

Opponents of same-sex marriage have repeatedly asserted that if two men or two women are allowed to wed, bestial marriages will come next:

Stardust Dolittle, March 29 2013:

“The only thing is this will open new doors on other people’s rights to marry their dogs or camels, or for 40 years old men to marry [...]

Patriot Journalist Network pushes Dozens of Members of Congress to Bomb Twitter

Self-described “Christian Technologist” Mark Prasek has a developed a new application for Twitter — a conservative “Patriot” robo-tweeting machine:

“We have developed technology whereby our members have granted permission for our Twitter application to act (either tweet or retweet) on their behalf. This is NOT just another hashtag used by a group on Twitter who [...]

What is a Massachusetts Democrat? Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch offer two Very Different Answers

What is a Massachusetts Democrat?

In the race to replace John Kerry in the U.S. Senate, it looks as though two members of the House of Representatives — Ed Markey of Massachusetts District 7 and Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts District 9 — will be the prominent contenders for the Democratic party nomination. As members of [...]

Americans Elect Ballot Signatures Being Gathered by “Conservative” ProVote America and Allied Data Services

A series of Craigslist advertisements document that a petition gathering company associated with conservative attempts to exploit the Green Party in Texas is now gathering signatures to put Americans Elect on the presidential ballot in California.

March 28 2011:

ProVote America is a leading edge petition management group that is hiring independent contractors to collect [...]

Vote Reveals Only One Gay-Friendly Town in Somerset County, Maine

Election Day 2009 revealed the moral character of towns across the state of Maine in a manner useful to travelers. A “Yes” vote on Ballot Question 1 this year was a vote to take away the legally-granted marriage rights of gay and lesbian people in Maine. A “No” vote on Ballot Question 1 was a [...]

Conservative World View in Six Words

The conservative e-mail advertising juggernaut Human Events has managed to encapsulate the right-wing world view in just six words:

BANG: Bad Guy Dies, You Live

This understanding of the world explains a whole lot.

Kathleen Parker on Torture

Several years ago, I asked a veteran journalist for advice.

“I’m trying to figure out if I have an ethical conflict,” I began.

“If you have to ask, you do,” he said.

Simple as that. In posing a question, we often reveal the answer.

Apply the same construct to torture. If we have to ask, [...]

Give a Conservative A Fish For a Day

Conservative blogger Sheldon Townsend, the poor dear, is a bit anemic.

He’s been eating conservative talking points memo food for so long that he’s protein poor and feeling wan. From his point of view looking up Papa Bird Limbaugh’s gullet with his mouth wide open, all the regurgitated news coming his way looks the same:

[...]

CPAC Picks Favorites; Who Do You Want to Run Against Obama in 2012?

The Conservative Political Action Conference has concluded its 2009 gathering by releasing the results of a straw poll that reveal not only the preference of members for a 2012 presidential candidate to run against Barack Obama, but also the mood of conservative activists regarding future presidential races, the current president and the current state of [...]