Rep. Jamie Raskin took the steam out of the House Republican hearing about Twitter by explaining the First Amendment to them.
Susan Collins Calls Police on Sidewalk Chalk Urging Her to Protect Women’s Rights
Republican Senator Susan Collins called the police after concerned citizens left a message in chalk outside of her home urging her to protect women's rights.
Opinion: #Cancel Culture: Jeffery Toobin, Chris Matthews, and Journalism
Recently, former MSNBC host Chris Matthews published “This Country,” his memoir of major historical moments in America. You may have known Matthews as the host of MSNBC’s ‘Hardball’ or from his political analysis. Just over a year ago, he left the network following accusations of inappropriate flirting.
Opinion: Trump’s Abuse of First Amendment as Racist Club Aligns with Republican, Right-Wing Supreme Court Practices
While Donald Trump has been involved in a dispute with Twitter, speciously and ignorantly crying that the social media company violated his First Amendment rights, uprisings and mass actions protesting the police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor—and the pervasive devaluing of Black lives generally–have mounted.
GOP Seeks to Destroy First Amendment and Democracy Itself
As Don Draper, the central character of AMC’s hit show Mad Men, likes to say, “If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.”
For the GOP across the nation these days, though, the prevailing attitude is more to the effect of, “If you don’t like what’s being said, repress the conversation.”
The GOP will fight to the death for the Second Amendment, allowing anybody to buy and possess deadly weapons. This uncritical advocacy has, of course, resulted in a string of mass shootings in the United States, costing many American lives.
When it comes to the First Amendment, however, the GOP doesn’t find the Constitution quite so precious or worth upholding.
The West Virginia State Senate last May 30 passed legislation outlawing public school teacher strikes and authorizing the firing of public workers, beyond just teachers, who strike. The legislation heads to the Republican-led State House on June 17 for consideration.
This legislation reads as a retaliation aimed at teachers for their historic statewide strike last year shutting down public schools for nine days. Teachers were protesting a decade-long pay freeze which the state offered to “ameliorate” with a small pay increase accompanied by pension reductions and substantial increases in health care premiums.
The West Virginia teachers’ actions set off a series of teachers’ strikes in Arizona, Kentucky, Colorado, and Oklahoma.
While West Virginia teachers spearheaded a widespread fervor of democracy in action, now the West Virginia GOP is spearheading a counter-fervor of anti-democratic repression.
Remember when thousands of indigenous and environmental activists gathered in North Dakota in late 2016 to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline? The protest enjoyed a temporary success when then-President Barack Obama’s administration withheld a permit needed for construction of the pipeline to continue. The victory was short-lived, as Trump swept into office and reversed the decision.
These protests triggered a GOP counter-attack aimed at repressing protests in the future and disarming democracy, and gutting the First Amendment.
Oklahoma, a state dependent on the fossil-fuel industry, pre-emptively passed a law in 2017 making it a felony to enter pipeline property to “impede or inhibit operations of the facility.” If the activist succeeded in impeding operations, the penalty could be ten years in jail in addition to a $10,000 fine.
Similar laws denying protesting “critical infrastructure” passed in South Dakota and North Dakota, and legislations mirroring Oklahoma’s have been enacted in Iowa and Louisiana, while also being introduced in Indiana and Illinois, for a total of fifteen states thus far experiencing this legislative onslaught on the democratic rights of protest.
American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an industry-backed organization, adopted Oklahoma’s bill as model legislation and has been a force in spreading this legislation to other states. The bills have typically inspired and lobby-efforts from such industry heavy-weights as Energy Transfer, Enbridge, and TransCanda, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline.
This legislation has a chilling effect on activist efforts to engage in the kinds of protest and democratic action that we saw at Standing Rock around the Keystone XL pipeline project.
Critics of this legislative wave argue these bills radically undermine the First Amendment.
We need to see this attack on the First Amendment as part of a larger GOP assault on free speech rights.
Take last year’s Supreme Court ruling in the Janus case.
In her dissent to the Janus decision, which declared that public sector unions’ right to collect fair share dues from non-union members violated those workers’ First Amendment rights, Justice Elena Kagan lambasted the ruling for “turning the First Amendment into a sword.” She criticized it for exploiting the First Amendment to curtail rather than foster freedom and democracy, asserting that the First Amendment “was meant not to undermine but to protect democratic governance—including over the role of public-sector unions.”
Justice Samuel Alito’s majority opinion confirms the ruling turns the First Amendment on its head, restricting rather than enabling employees’ collective speech in the workplace. Arguing in the name of First Amendment rights, Alito prepares the grounds for annihilating free speech, especially workers’ voice in the workplace.
Let’s start with one of Alito’s most obnoxious rhetorical moves. Alito characterizes as “most surprising” what he calls the Union respondent’s “originalist defense” of Abood, the case that set the precedent for allowing public sector unions to collect agency fees. The union, Alito summarizes, argued that “Abood was correctly decided because the First Amendment was not originally understood to provide any protection for the free speech rights of public employees.” Alito then distorts the union’s position with wry and condescending arrogance, writing that “we doubt that the Union—or its members—actually want us to hold that that public employees have ‘no [free speech] rights.’” Of course, unions aren’t arguing to deprive workers of free speech; rather they are pointing out the reality that workers do have only very restricted free speech rights in the workplace as individuals, which makes the role of unions—and their financial ability to fulfill that role—in providing a collective voice for workers and creating some degree of workplace democracy all the more crucial. Alito’s argument, in elevating individual free speech rights over that of the collective, ignoring the reality of unequal workplace power dynamics, actually undermines both the speech rights of the individual and the collective.
Throughout the opinion, he premises his argument on the assumption that employees already have free speech rights in the workplace, arguing it is the Union’s position that overturns precedent, not the Janus decision. He writes, “Taking away free speech protection for public employees would mean overturning decades of landmark precedent.”
As I have elaborated elsewhere, employees don’t have workplace free speech rights.
The Union to which Alito refers isn’t arguing that workers shouldn’t have free speech, but that as individual workers they don’t. This reality needs to be recognized to understand the important role unions fulfill in giving workers a voice.
From all these instances, we need urgently to see is that the First Amendment and democracy itself are under assault.
Opinion: Trump Defends Cyber-Bullies As Melania Holds Annual #BeBest Campaign
The bullies of America know that Donald Trump has their backs. The bully can even be a race horse, for whom Trump will tweet a defense. Politically correct “MAGA” talk show hosts, people who are known to bully and harass on social media, can count on Trump to cry “censorship” when they are acted against. Naturally, Trump’s passion for free speech only applies to the free speech protections for his own tribe.
Last week, as part of his defense of James Woods, Alex Jones et al. Trump tweeted:
“When will the Radical Left Wing Media apologize to me for knowingly getting the Russia Collusion Delusion story so wrong? The real story is about to happen! Why is @nytimes, @washingtonpost, @CNN, @MSNBC allowed to be on Twitter & Facebook. Much of what they do is FAKE NEWS!”
When will the Radical Left Wing Media apologize to me for knowingly getting the Russia Collusion Delusion story so wrong? The real story is about to happen! Why is @nytimes, @washingtonpost, @CNN, @MSNBC allowed to be on Twitter & Facebook. Much of what they do is FAKE NEWS!
Literary Group Sues Trump For Illegal Attacks On the Press
In a suit filed Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan, the PEN American Center (PEN America) alleges that “official acts” by President Donald Trump have “violated the First Amendment and his oath to uphold the Constitution.”
Breaking: PEN America sues Trump over claimed retaliatory actions against media organizations. Lawsuit cites Trump’s attacks on the Post (re: Amazon), CNN (re: merger), and NBC (re: broadcast license). https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5002912-PEN-v-Trump-Complaint.html …
Breaking: PEN America sues Trump over claimed retaliatory actions against media organizations. Lawsuit cites Trump's attacks on the Post (re: Amazon), CNN (re: merger), and NBC (re: broadcast license). https://t.co/LWJwSrLacI pic.twitter.com/ZOC7ILnoRv
Opinion: Trump Tried To Weaponize Security Clearances to Silence Dissent
Donald Trump is abusing presidential power again. This time he threatened, via Sarah Sanders, to strip several people of their national security clearances. In short, he tried to weaponize security clearances. If you meet the standards for a clearance but are a critic of Trump, he wants to silence you by taking your security clearance.
U.N. rights expert assails Trump administration on press treatment
A United Nations rights expert voiced concern on Wednesday that Trump administration actions would be harmful to a free press in the United States.
Trump’s Assault On the First Amendment Takes Root In Public Louisiana High School
In a tweet, Shaun King shared a chilling announcement from a public high school principle in Louisiana. It’s the first indication that Trump’s attack on the first amendment is taking root.
And it has begun.
High schools are now following Trump’s order.
Will kick off any players who don’t stand during the National Anthem. pic.twitter.com/lfNWyW7z5f
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 28, 2017
CNN’s Keith Boykin responded with a tweet that summarizes the very thing that makes this a first amendment issue.
This is illegal. Parkway High School is a public school in Louisiana. Principal Waylon Bates is violating their constitutional rights. https://t.co/XeXjVoY45C
DHS Goes After First and Fourth Amendments With Expanded Social Media Surveillance
The DHS is ready to put digital Star of David armbands on every immigrant, and every naturalized American, according to Buzzfeed.
Trump May Have Broken the Law When Calling for Boycotts if the NFL Doesn’t Fire Peaceful Protesters
When Donald Trump tweeted for a boycott of the NFL if team owners didn’t fire players for protesting racism, Trump may have broken a law that is punishable by a fine, jail time or both – and Trump may have further disqualified himself from serving in public office.
House Unanimously And Symbolically Condemns Erdogan’s Assault On The 1st Amendment
Today, the House of Representatives voted unanimously to condemn the assault by Turkish “security personnel” on peaceful protesters.
HHS Secretary Price Displays Ignorance of First Amendment Following Reporter’s Arrest
What does a lawmaker do when a journalist asks a question they don’t like? In American, it used to be the question would be ignored or reframed, and the journalist would persist in getting an answer to the original question. It’s a dance that can, at times be frustrating for both partners, but a dance that is crucial to the America we know and most of us love. Never would asking a question result in a journalist’s arrest – no matter how many times the journalist would ask it and no matter how many times the lawmaker would dodge it.
Opinion: SCOTUS Hears Arguments To Tear Down Church and State Barrier
A ruling for theocracy will effectively demolish church-state separation and neuter the First Amendment’s religious clauses.
Opinion: Judge Rules Trump Inciting Violence Against Protesters is Not Protected Speech
The judge ruled when Trump “repeatedly...instructed, and commanded” supporters to “get em’ out of here” the result was protesters being punched and kicked
Pat Robertson Says People Who Oppose Trump Are Revolting Against God
The First Amendment says "there is no...infringing on the freedom of the press." Not by Donald Trump. Not even by God.
The Press Reacts to Trump Calling Them ‘The Enemy of the American People’
"On Planet Trump, the MSM is the enemy of the American people, but Russia -- which hates us & has thousands of nukes pointed at us -- is not"
Trump Expected To Announce One of Three Extremists As His Supreme Court Nominee Next Week
Democrats are gearing up to fight Trump’s nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died nearly a year ago.
To Remain Free, the Press Can No Longer Afford to be Stupid About Donald Trump
The mainstream media has proved guilty of two sins - repeating fake news generated by Trump, and failing to report real news about Trump
Vice President Mike Pence Wants the Bible Taught As Science
The evangelical fundamentalists, all 13.2 percent of them, are appealing to vice president-elect Pence by petition and demanding that he, as head of domestic policy, inform president-elect Trump that it is crucial to immediately issue an executive order in"definitely banning” the teaching of evolution as science.
Trump’s Proposed Changes To White House Press Corps Would Undermine The Flow Of Information
Members of the incoming Trump administration are floating ideas that would radically bring changes to the White House Press Corps. All of the suggested changes would benefit Trump by allowing the White House to intimidate journalists into compliance while restricting the free flow of information from the White House to the American people.
Trump Surrogate Calls on FBI’s Comey to “Crackdown” on Peaceful Protests
The latest outrage, one that should alarm every American alive, is a call from a Trump acolyte in a Trump-related newspaper. The call to action was a summons for FBI Director James Comey, to use the authority of the Bureau to act as “official state police” to repress Americans exercising their First Amendment right to assemble.
Trump Renews Attacks On First Amendment Rights In Latest Victory Tour Stop
If we start giving an unhinged president the power to choose which forms of speech should be free, it sets our country on a dangerous course.
Justice Denied for Merrick Garland and the American People
Justice has not only been denied to a worthy Supreme Court nominee and the work of the high court. It continues to be denied to the American people.
Trump Surrogate Still Promoting Prison for Journalists
Trump routinely made vague proposals to limit basic elements of press and internet freedom. His intent and disregard for the constitutional free press principle are clear.
Senate Republicans Kill Trump’s Dream Of Throwing People In Jail For Flag Burning
After Donald Trump suggested that people be put in jail for burning the flag, top Republican Senators Mitch McConnell and John McCain reminded Trump that flag burning is protected under the First Amendment, as McConnell signaled to reporters than any legislation banning flag burning would be DOA.
Mika Brzezinski Suggests Flag-Burning is a Form of Hate Crime
Scarborough relished the idea of "putting Democrats in the position...to come down on the side of flag burning" but what we'd be coming down on is the side of the First Amendment
Twitter Absolutely Destroys the #BoycottHamilton Movement
"The irony of the #BoycottHamilton movement is that it's mostly folks who already boycott both hip-hop and knowledge of history."
Michael Flynn Called Islam “A Political Ideology” Hiding Behind “Being a Religion”
"It’s like cancer...So it’s like cancer. And it’s a like a malignant cancer, though, in this case. It has metastasized."
Times Responds to New Trump Attack That They Will Cover News ‘Without Fear or Favor’
"Failing @nytimes story is so totally wrong on transition. It is going so smoothly. Also, I have spoken to many foreign leaders," Trump whined
Trump Supporter Sports T-Shirt Proposing the Lynching of Journalists
Trump fan in Minnesota sports t-shirt saying 'Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some Assembly Required.'
Newt Gingrich Says Pastors Have a Duty to Fight ‘Totalitarian Secularism’
"I think you have a duty...to have the courage to stand up and tell the truth; tell the truth about those who would impose a totalitarian secularism on us"
Trump Says We Have No Choice, a Muslim Student’s Emotional Appeal Shows We Do
Trump asks, "Do we really have a choice?" to which Aleena Khan says, "And all I ask is for acceptance and tolerance from others"
Republicans Obsessed with Idea Witches Are Running Our Country – Yes, Really
“I know that there’s demonic forces in that city. I have personally met people that refer to themselves as witches, people that say they advise the senior leadership of the country.
At Values Voter Summit Donald Trump Promotes An America Where We Live ‘Under One God’
"Imagine what our country could accomplish if we started working together as one people, under one God, saluting one flag."
Bill O’Reilly Says NFL Player Kneeling for Anthem ‘Disrespects Our Entire System’
Bill O’Reilly has a problem with Denver Broncos football player Brandon Marshall, who before the Thursday night season opener against the North Carolina Panthers, chose to take a knee for the national anthem. Marshall joins Colin Kaepernick, Jeremy Lane and Eric Reid in refusing to stand as a protest against social injustice.
Marshall said of his decision,
“The message is I’m against social injustice. I’m not against the military or police or America at all. I’m against social injustice and I feel like this was the right thing to do.
“I feel like this is the right platform. This is our only platform to really be heard. I feel like a lot of times people want us to just shut up and entertain them, shut up and play football. But we have voices as well. We’re actually educated individuals that went to college. So when we have an opinion and we speak it, I feel like a lot of people bash us for what we have to say.”
Watch O’Reilly’s rant courtesy of Media Matters for America:
Now, Mr. Marshall is an interesting study as far as being an American is concerned. Not a football player. An American. He was raised in Las Vegas. Had a violent father who went to prison. But he worked hard and succeeded in developing his football skills. Marshall received a scholarship, full scholarship from the University of Nevada. He went to college free. By the way, he was on the same team as Colin Kaepernick who started the national anthem disrespect. Anyway, Brandon Marshall has played well in the National Football League and recently signed a 32-million-dollar contract. So let’s put this in perspective. Poor kid, bad father, develops his god-given skills, is presented with an opportunity to attend college free of charge. Then becomes a professional football player, earning millions in our capitalistic system. Nowhere on Earth could Brandon Marshall have done that but America. Nowhere. To be fair, bad things do happen in this country, in every country, and they must be confronted. But to disrespect our entire system when you have reaped so much benefit from it is fallacious in the extreme. Brandon Marshall and others like him have an obligation to think about what they’re putting out there because some impressionable folks listen to them. Want to improve things? Good. Disrespecting the anthem, not good.
‘Moderate’ Republican John Kasich Flips Out Over Actor Daniel Radcliffe’s Atheism
"You know that Daniel Radcliffe has declared himself an atheist? I’m serious. What a weird thing. Why would a guy who has had all that success just, I mean, what the hell is wrong with him?”
The National Review Says Because Theocracy Has Been Held Off, the Threat Never Existed
On the contrary, we have seen religious laws against abortion, contraception, marriage equality, religious diversity, education, and even global warming
Judge Decimates the GOP’s Religious Freedom Concept – Strikes Down Mississippi Law
Judge Reeves noted that “the title, history and text of the law showed it to be the State’s attempt to put LGBT citizens in their place."
An Outraged CNN Schools Wannabe Dictator Trump On The First Amendment
CNN took the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to school, as Dana Bash explained to Trump the meaning of the First Amendment and the purpose of a free press.
Parents Push Religion at ‘Jesus Lunches’ at Wisconsin High School
A group of parents at a high school in MIddleton Wisconsin use food to bribe students to listen to them talk about Jesus - on school property
Trump Says Freedom of the Press Must Go Because He’s ‘Not Like Other People’
“With me, they’re not protected, because I’m not like other people...We’re gonna...have people sue you like you never get sued before.”
Franklin Graham Freaks Out, Claims Secular Government is New to U.S.
Graham's big lie: “You talk about us being a secular government, a secular society — that’s only taken place in the last few years."
Constitutional Dunce Scalia Needs To Be In An Asylum, Not SCOTUS
Scalia may have surpassed charlatans like David Barton in an attempt to "establish Christianity" as the nation's state religion
A Very Texas Christmas – Evangelicals Force Another Nativity Scene To Be Taken Down
Texas' governor claimed that the sentiment that others celebrate the holidays in their own way was bullying and persecuting Christians
The So-Called First Amendment Defense Act Will Destroy the First Amendment
Feeling persecuted by people suddenly having equal rights, GOP bigots developed legislation protecting just one set of beliefs - their own
House Republicans Introduce A War on Christmas Resolution
It was inevitable that at some point, the radicalized United States House of Representatives would become involved in an official way, in the imaginary "War on Christmas" Fox News works so hard to sell in between their "Happy Holiday" breaks:
Fox News Upset That School District – Like Jesus – Told Coach to Pray in Private
Liberty Institute says if Coach Joe Kennedy isn't allowed to continue praying - against Jesus' wishes - they will sue the school district.
Ben Carson Reassures the Faithful He’ll Only Screw Over Liberal Colleges When He’s President
Carson said "it's not appropriate for public funding to be used to indoctrinate students in one direction" but it apparently is in the other
Ben Carson Falsely Claims Founding Fathers Would Have Rejected Muslim President
Ben Carson claims the Founding Fathers would have rejected a Muslim president, but their words show him to be a liar
CNN Host Drops U.S. Constitution Truthbomb on Ben Carson Supporter
Alisyn Camerota read the "No Religious Test" clause out loud and said, "Carson's belief system violates that part of the Constitution"
Texas and South Carolina Take Two Very Different Views of the Confederate Flag
The State of Texas won't allow the Confederate flag on its license plates, while South Carolina won't even lower their's to half-mast
Bob Vander Plaats Says Exercising First Amendment Rights Mocks God
Yes, actually exercising your First Amendment right to have your own beliefs is a "huge concern" with "spiritual ramifications" in Iowa
As Religious Tyranny Arrives, Religious Freedom Lovers Flee Indiana
Indiana is the latest state to proclaim religious tyranny, and the reaction (no NCAA?) is anything but what Hoosier bigots expected
Mike Huckabee Says He Has Magic Powers and Will Use Them to Kill You
Mike Huckabee thinks he can call down fire from heaven to smite his opponents, an act (phew!) in violation of the United States Constitution
Bryan Fischer Fired, but Jews Still Lack First Amendment Rights, Says AFA
The GOP has tied itself to a hate group - the AFA - which insists America is for Chrisitans only and Jews don't have First Amendment rights
Right-Wing Justice Scalia is Crusading to Establish Religion by Constitutional Fiat
Koch and Vatican surrogate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia delivered a judicial sermon at Colorado Christian University and informed 400 faithful Christians that the separation of church and state "doesn't mean the government cannot favor religion over non-religion."
Hypocrisy Alert: SCOTUS Keeps Its Own Buffer Zone While Telling Women They Don’t Need One
It is impossible to overlook the fact that women's reproductive rights have been systematically eroded with personhood amendments, TRAP laws and rape insurance mandates.
The Truth is, Religious Bigots, if Islam is Not a Religion, Neither is Christianity
David Barton presents a geo-political Christianity Rev. Jody Hice says Muslims can't have, meaning Barton's Christianity is not a religion
Why Conservatives Hypocritically Won’t Advocate for Marriage Equality Supporting NFL Player
The First Amendment gives citizens the right to voice their opinion without repercussions, unless that opinion is contrary to Conservative beliefs.
Dysfunctional Republican Christians Vow To Destroy the First Amendment
Two-hundred and twenty-two years after the First Amendment was ratified, there is a large segment of the population that cannot fathom the simple meaning of the First Amendment.
Free Speech Is an Unclear Concept to the Tea Party
Like most things including the second amendment, the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party has a special way of understanding those other provisions - especially the first amendment.
Conservative Christians Claim They Should be Able to Spew Hate Without Consequence
Conservative Christians want to be able to spew hate and lies but for nobody to have the right to disagree with or refute them
The Republican Party and the un-Founding of America
Republicans claim to be the defenders of the Constitution; this while wishing to do away with every amendment save the Second and the Tenth- narrowing Republican goals to guns and secession.
Grandmother Says She is Persecuted if She is Not Allowed to Convert Grandson
Visiting Grandma should not carry with it the prerequisite of conversion
Buster Wilson Wakes Up to Discover He’s a Hate Monger
Buster Wilson complains that if he believes what he says the Bible says about homosexuality, he is a hate monger
NBA Player Jason Collins Comes Out – Religious Right Apoplectic
NBA player Jason Collins says he's gay; the religious right says he is immoral and aberrant and so are we for supporting him
Fox News Says Rep. Keith Ellison Is ‘Very Dangerous’ Because He’s a Muslim
Apparently if you actually exercise your First Amendment rights to be something other than Christian, you're dangerous.
Bryan Fischer Says Liberals Hate America and Christianity
Bryan Fischer dishonestly says liberals hate America and Christianity because they want to replace America as it was founded
The GOP’s Boston-inspired Insanity
The GOP: Sodomizing our shared reality - and you
Pat Robertson Says You Have Demons in Your Underpants
Pat Robertson thinks there are demons in your underpantsr, so be sure to rebuke them before heading out of the house
America’s Capitalism Has Embraced White Slaves as Well as Black
American capitalism supported white indentured servitude before and alongside black slavery and relinquished it only reluctantly.
Joseph Farah Says America Needs Ten Commandments – Wants Money
Joseph Farah is putting up 10 Commandment billboards in "Sin City" - Las Vegas - and he wants your dollars to do it
Buster Wilson Claims Obama Wants to Declare Christians to be Mentally Ill and Lock Them Up
Buster Wilson lets go of his meat long enough to claim Obama thinks he's crazy and wants to lock him up.
Ralph Reed Invokes MLK’s Fight for Freedom in Defense of his Fight to Oppress
So Ralph Reed of the misnamed Faith and Freedom Coalition, took exception to my findings yesterday, that the Bible is irrelevant as a determinant of United States immigration policy reform. He thinks he’s pretty clever and like any good conservative these days, goes right to invoking MLK: “So MLK was wrong to invoke the BIble & nature’s God in campaigning for civil rights? Really?”
@missrevo @politicususa So MLK was wrong to invoke the BIble [sic] & nature’s God in campaigning for civil rights?Really?
— Ralph Reed (@ralphreed) February 14, 2013
Right Wing Bigots Claim Immigration Reform Path to Citizenship Violates the Bible
Ralph Reed, mistaking the Bible for the US Constitution, believes his holy book should govern US immigration policy
Bryan Fischer Condemns Interfaith Prayer and Counterfeit Gods
Some have realized that people might be praying to the same god or gods and that mixing it up isn't a bad thing. Not Bryan Fischer
Conservatives Release the Propaganda Hounds in Defense of Religious Bigotry
A collection of WTF Boy Scout moments, brought to you by the party that hasn't read the Bible they're using to beat us over the head
The Conservative Obsession with Liberal Media Bias is Right Wing Propaganda
The "Liberal Media", is a tiresome and wholly inaccurate screed that is the centerpiece of right-wing propaganda.
Fundamentalist Says Refrigeration Removes Sin. Tough Luck Gays and Lesbians!
Oklahoma Pastor James Taylor says if you can refrigerate something (like shellfish) it isn't an abomination anymore
The Right Claims Liberals Have a Dull-Witted, Self-Defeating, Abjectly Wicked Worldview
Conservatives seem completely confused and befuddled by reality, as evidenced by Liberty Counsel's Matt Barber and his recent scree
Misremembering is the Conservative Way of Treating Martin Luther King
As our nation celebrates Martin Luther King Jr, conservatives choose NOT to remember him, but to misremember him as a conservative
The Tea Party’s Intolerable Acts Are a Parting Shot from George III
The Tea Party's actions in Wisconsin and Michigan show them to owe their inspiration not to the Patriots of 1776 but to King George III
GOP: Refusing to do What We Want You to Do is a Violation of the Constitution
The Republican Party seems to think if Obama doesn't do what they want him to do, he is violating the Constitution
Right Wing Insanity Boils Over With Claim Marriage Equality Caused Noah’s Flood
Right wing Pastor Scott Lively hit a new level of crazy even for the far right by claiming that same sex marriage caused Noah's Flood.
Obama Uses the First Amendment to Smack Down Deport Piers Morgan Petition
The White House has responded to the deport Piers Morgan petition by giving the right wing a little refresher course on the First Amendment.
A Desperate Religious Right Renews the War on Marriage Equality
With growing desperation, the Religious Right tries to stem the liberal tide of toleration, equality, and genuine religious liberty
The GOP Needs to Shed its God Problem Before it’s Too Late
The Republican Party needs to shed its God problem before its unhealthy obsession destroys America
When Your Doctor Offers to Pray for You
We go to medical doctors for medical care based on the most recent medical science, not for prayers
Piers Morgan Says Flawed Bible Must be Amended
Piers Morgan, already being attacked for his stance on guns, has truly thrown caution to the wind by proclaiming that the Bible is flawed and must be amended.
This Holiday Season Do Your Own Thing and Damn the Critics
Conservative Christians despise atheism as being a subjective form of morality, ignoring the history of their own subjective belief system
The Religious Right Wants You Dead in God’s Name
The endless chorus from the Religious Right that all that plagues our society is the result of divine wrath has grown tiresome...and then some.
David Barton Says We’ve Got to Have the Same Guns the Government Has
David Barton says the Founding Fathers would want us armed with the same weapons available to the government - because the Bible says so
Sanity Prevails in New Orleans as Revisionist Texas Textbooks Banished
Six schools have been saved for science in New Orleans, where humans will never walk with dinosaurs and Noah's flood did not create the Grand Canyon
James Dobson Says Sandy Hook is God’s Judgment on America
James Dobson says America has turned its back on God and Sandy Hook is God's response: the murder of our children in retaliation.
Religious Right: God Will Kill Our Children Until We Turn Schools Into Churches
Fundies are determined to scare you into allowing school sponsored prayer back into our public schools: God will kill your kids if you don't
Bryan Fischer Claims Homosexuality is a Birth Defect
The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer misrepresents a scientific study to claim that homosexuality is a birth defect
Federal Judge Says North Carolina’s Choose Life License Plates are Unconstitutional
A federal judge has ruled that North Carolina cannot offer choose life plates without also offering pro-choice plates
Why Progressives Can Make My Head Explode
Progressivism, like conservatism, is about regulating our lives. But I'm a liberal; I'm all about liberty, so leave my choices alone