Yes, the United States has made huge progress in gay rights in an amazingly short period of time, but our religious fanatics are doing incredible damage in places like Uganda.
Here’s an open thread to follow the news around the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case.
Will SCOTUS really endorse the religious right’s cynical, perverse inversion of “religious freedom?” I have a bad feeling they will.
Breaking: SCOTUS holds govt can’t require closely held corps w/ religious owners to provide contraception coverage
Video: Rachel Maddow on the Horrible SCOTUS Decision Allowing Anti-Choice Protesters to Harass Women
The video included in this clip, showing a group of “pro-life” activists celebrating the murder of a doctor and a clinic escort, is absolutely horrifying.
Never let it be said that young Earth creationist neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson doesn’t know how to compromise. Just yesterday, he explained on a Newsmax TV show his idea for a grand compromise on gay marriage, and it’s amazingly simple: gay people should not be allowed to get married.
This man is a compromisin’ fool. Get him into the White House right away!
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Here’s NBC’s live feed from the Faith and Freedom conference, now featuring the dumbest man in Congress, the one and only Louie “Terror Babies” Gohmert.
Perfect timing — as soon as I posted this, they cut off the live feed. So here are some clips via rightwingwatch.org, featuring Ted Cruz’s fanatical father and far right crackpot Gary Bauer, because I know you really want to hear what they have to say.
The Huffington Post’s Igor Bobic is covering the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority Conference, one of the highest profile religious right events of the year featuring the likes of Sen. Rand Paul and Gov. Chris Christie as speakers, and snapped this photo in the mens’ restroom outside the conference hall.
Can’t you just smell the good Christian love and family values?
Apparently, this Obama figurine is being sold by the Weekly Standard:
This guy just defeated Eric Cantor. Here we see the Bad Crazy.
It is an honor to have so many wonderful supporters throughout the district. pic.twitter.com/niakNmYVyW
The big news of the evening: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has lost the Virginia GOP primary to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat … a Christian Reconstructionist who cites 16th century theologian John Calvin as an influence. Just what we need, another extreme right wing religious fundamentalist in Congress.
Dave once lectured me over lunch about Calvinism and free-market capitalism, which in his mind are pretty much the same thing.
In the ongoing saga of Life with Gohmert!, TPM has video of Texas’s own “Terror Babies” Louie, even more incoherent and blindly bigoted than usual, Godwinning all over the House floor: Louie Gohmert Compares Gay Rights Advocates to Nazis.
So it is amazing that in the name of liberality, in the name of being tolerant, this fascist intolerance has arisen. People that stand up and say, you know, I agree with the majority of Americans, I agree with Moses and Jesus that marriage was a man and a woman, now all of a sudden, people like me are considered haters, hate mongers, evil, which really is exactly what we’ve seen throughout our history as going back to the days of the Nazi takeover in Europe. What did they do? First, they would call people “haters” and “evil” and build up disdain for those people who held those opinions or religious views or religious heritage. And then the next came, well, those people are so evil and hateful, let’s bring every book that they’ve written or has to do with them and let’s start burning the books, because we can’t tolerate their intolerance.
Classy as always, today half-governor Sarah Palin decided to use Chelsea Clinton’s pregnancy to attack Hillary Clinton, in another of her trademark incoherent word salads: Sarah Palin: Hillary Clinton Should ‘Open Her Eyes’.
“She, just knowing that her daughter Chelsea is pregnant with a baby — it’s a real baby! It’s not some disposable something, and I know that will be controversial. But those who, perhaps, they’re in this position now as a parent or a grandparent, they realize sanctity of life, how innocent, how precious it is. And of all places it should be in the womb that these babies are protected. So maybe even on a social issue like that she’ll open her eyes.”
Yes, of all places it should be in the womb that babies are protected — because after they emerge, the Sarah Palins of the world couldn’t possibly care less about them.