First Amendment

The Demographics of Progress and the Demise of the America of Conservative Dreams

The numbers don't lie: they didn't lie on Election Night, and they do not lie in the longer run when…

10 years ago

Conservatives Are Dreaming of a ‘White’ Christmas

Conservatives are dreaming of a 'white' Christmas, and that is all Christmas really is to them: a means to an…

10 years ago

Oregon GOP County Chair Gets the Boot for Claiming Democrats Seek Utopian Enslavement

Gary Bray, Republican Party chairman in Washington County, Oregon, called liberalism an 'atheistic cult' which seeks 'utopian enslavement'

10 years ago

Conflict in the Courts as Federal Judges Issue Divergent Rulings on Gay Conversion Quackery

A federal district judge has issued a temporary injunction against a new California law banning gay conversion therapy, while a…

10 years ago

The Religious Right Freaks Out Over West Point’s First Same-Sex Marriage

When West Point hosted its first gay marriage this past weekend, the Religious Right went bananas, talking about moral cliffs…

10 years ago

Pamela Geller Really, Really Hates Islam, Obama, and the UN

Even when compared to 2012's other conservative ranters and spewers, a sour-faced lot if there ever was one, Muslim-baiter Pamela…

10 years ago

Man Charged with Blasphemy for Pointing out Weeping Jesus Miracle was Plumbing Problem

In India, you can apparently be charged with blasphemy for pointing out that a statue of Jesus is not, in…

10 years ago

Glenn Beck’s Philosophical Belch – Agenda 21

Glenn Beck takes the new Egyptian Constitution as an opportunity to push his UN conspiracy and to predict a US…

10 years ago

Fox News Has a Holiday Wish List but Governor Chafee Can’t Have a Holiday Tree

"All I want for Christmas is to kill it," seems to be the song conservatives think liberals sing each and…

10 years ago

Why Conservatives are Wrong When They Say Liberalism Will Fail

Conservatives have convinced themselves of libearlism's illigitimacy; now they have convinced themselves liberalism will fail

10 years ago

Just in time for Black Friday conservatives revive the War on Christmas

It is that season again - and no, I am not talking about Christmas. I am talking about the War…

10 years ago

Things I am Grateful for in 2012

Even in troubled times, there are a great many things to be grateful for. Here are a few of mine.

10 years ago

Sorry GOP: We Do Not Need Churches in order to Prosper Economically

Conservatives insist that economic prosperity is impossible without their God but America wil prosper just as well with 20 gods…

10 years ago

Let’s Not Give Right Wing Religious Idiots and Hypocrites the Last Laugh

The Religious Right says some laughable things, but there is nothing laughable about their money, power - or influence on…

10 years ago

Republicans Declare Defeat and Claim They Have Lost the Culture War

Longtime foe of multiculturalism, William J. Bennett, says Republicans lost culture war and accuses Democrats of playing identity politics

10 years ago

Les Misérables Resonates Thanks to Misery Born of Republican Ignorance

Victor Hugo wrote Les Misérables in 1862, addressing themes of social injustice that are still embraced today in the Republican…

10 years ago

What Obama’s Victory Means to the Religious Right

The Religious Right took a black eye in 2012 but they are far from powerless and will be back to…

10 years ago

Ryan to Evangelicals: Obama’s Path Compromises Judeo-Christian Values

Paul Ryan says Obama's path compromises some non-existent values; the real problem is that Obama stands between Ryan and the…

10 years ago

Franklin Graham Says Election Day 2012 is America’s Last Call

Not only has God decided Mormonism is not a cult, but that former heretic Mitt Romney is his last true…

10 years ago

Mourdock Loses Ground in Senate Race But GOP Party of Rape Not Even Close to Getting It

The GOP is headed into Election Day as the Party of Rape, a group of white fratboys who never grew…

10 years ago

Bryan Fischer, Kicked off CNN for Lying, Reacts like Childish Buffoon

Bryan Fischer appeared on CNN this week to share his hateful and dishonest spew but ran into a host who…

10 years ago

GOP Congressman – Evolution a Lie Straight from the Pit of Hell

Paul Broun and Todd Akin, both serving on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, deny evolution and embrace…

10 years ago

What Last Night’s Debate Tells us About How Team Romney Sees Women

Paul Ryan made clear last night that he wants his religious beliefs to inform our decisions, while claiming it is…

10 years ago

Kirk Cameron Throws Stones at Gays But Says He is the Stoning Victim

Kirk Cameron has been stoning gays and lesbians but wants to present himself as the victim because people dared criticize…

10 years ago

The GOP’s Blatant Support for Theocracy

The GOP has surrendered its platform to the most extremist elements within the Religious Right and offers a candidate who…

10 years ago

Biblically Clueless Joseph Farah Attacks the Left’s Biblical Literacy

Joseph Farah just can't wrap his mind around a Christianity that includes its Christ, and attacks Jim Wallis for getting…

10 years ago

An Interview with Nonbeliever Nation’s Author, David Niose

I ask David Niose, author of Nonbeliever Nation, a few questions about his book and about recent events in both…

10 years ago

Nonbeliever Nation by David Niose is a Secular Manifesto

David Niose's timely book is not another look at the Religious Right; this call to arms is written for Secular…

10 years ago

Ralph Reed Tries Some Hocus Pocus for a Bush Redux in 2012

Ralph Reed, the 90's Evangelical Wunderkind, once disgraced, is back again mobilizing the vote he once said was mythical, for…

10 years ago

Pamela Geller’s New Ad Campaign Calls Muslims Savages

Pamela Geller disengenuously claims she does not hate all Arabs and Muslims despite paraphrasing an Ayn Rand quote which does…

10 years ago

As President, Would Mitt Romney Obey his Prophet or the Constitution?

Mormon David Twede asked if President Romney would answer to the Mormon prophet; David Twede was interrogated and now faces…

10 years ago

John Bolton Says Obama Planning Blasphemy Laws to Protect Islam

It's probably needed but Obama is not going to do it, and why are we even talking about something like…

10 years ago

House Republicans Have Military Mom Arrested for Supporting the Troops

Watching House Republicans high five after defeating a battle pay increase was too much for military mom Maria Meacham, who…

10 years ago

Romney and Ryan – The Haters in Chief

It is un-American to have as a president a man who preaches religious intolerance and who promotes the idea of…

10 years ago

Fake Jew Says Obama Victory Would be God’s Judgment on America

The fundamentalists got themselves covered now, so don't even try to argue: if Obama wins, it's God's will. If Romney…

10 years ago

The Recipe for a Republican Politician

The unsavory ingredients that go into making a Republican politician create a perfect storm for America and the world in…

10 years ago

Tea Party Deadbeat Joe Walsh Tells Sandra Fluke to get a Job

Tea Party hero Joe Walsh told a diner full of old white folks that Sandra Fluke needs to get a…

10 years ago

Maryland Delegate Tries to Silence NFL Player’s Support of Gay Marriage

Maryland delegate Emmett Burns wrote the Baltimore Ravens demanding they silence their player, marriage equality advocate Brendon Ayanbadejo

10 years ago

How God Got Back Into the Democratic Platform

The Democrats missed an opportunity to take a step forward for the Founders' vision of a secular government by putting…

10 years ago

The DNC in Charlotte To Be Ground Zero for Fundamentalist Bigots

The Democratic National Convention in Charlotte is being targeted by fundies as Ground Zero for acts of martyrdom and cries…

10 years ago

Invalid Signatures Keep Colorado Personhood Off the Ballot in November

Personhood fell victim to its own dishonesty yesterday in Colorado, even as the Romney campaign called the abortion debate a…

10 years ago

Rick Santorum Tells Convention Romney and Ryan Will Keep Dream Alive

The Republican Dream apparently being one where children will be forced into life by Big Patriarchy but allowed to die…

10 years ago

Florida Family Council-Only Christianity Could Create or Save America

John Stemberger tosses facts aside to claim that only Christianity could create the American experience and only Christianity can save…

10 years ago

Hell Hath no Fury Like Saying ‘Hell’ in Your Valedictorian Speech

There are 20 churches in Prague, OK, and one high school valedictorian who was denied her diploma for saying hell.

10 years ago

Glenn Beck May Give Barton’s Book of Lies a New Lease on Life

David Barton's Christian publisher may have dropped his book of lies and who better to save lies about a Founding…

10 years ago

Brian Fischer Says Shooting Proves NRC and AFA Not Hate Groups

Brian Fischer thinks if somebody hates a hate group that the hate group is magically no longer a hate group…

10 years ago

Bryan Fischer Says Jesus Had Capitalism in His DNA

Fischer strikes out monumentally when he claims Jesus was a capitalist's capitalist with capitalism in his DNA: read the Gospels,…

10 years ago

Ross Douthat Wants Moderates to Believe Paul Ryan is Their Guy

Ross Douthat removes the details from the picture so he can clarify it, getting rid of all those pesky, distracting…

10 years ago

Dogma and Expediency War for Conservative Christian Hearts and Minds

For years we've been told Obama's Christianity matters but where Romney's Mormonism comes in, will expediency win out over dogma…

10 years ago

David Barton’s Christian Publisher Finds His Book Deficient and Cancels It

David Barton found himself without a publisher Friday when Thomas Nelson pulled his books from the shelves and canceled its…

11 years ago

Sleazy Southern Baptists Use Tragedy to Lure Vulnerable Sikhs into Bed

Rather than reaching out to the Sikhs with love for love's sake, the Southern Baptists have chosen to use love…

11 years ago

Michael Salman and Conservative DIY Martyrdom

Michael Salman claims he was holding small bible studies in his home but he built a 2,000 square foot church…

11 years ago

The Fundamentalist Misuse of Facts to Support Cultural and Religious Genocide

Fundamentalists are adept at constructing arguments based on cherry-picked evidence and lies of commission and omission in pursuit of a…

11 years ago

Note to Chick-Fil-A Bigots: If You’re Going to Quote God, at Least Get Him Right

Fundamentalist Christians have invented a position for their God in defense of their religion-based bigotry, but God himself never said…

11 years ago

The Great Commission’s False Prerogative A Specter of Doom on the World

A falsified passage in the New Testament leads conservative Christians to believe they have the right and obligation to convert…

11 years ago

Marriage Equality Verdict is In: God is a Whiny Little Bitch

The verdict is in: based on fundamentalist Christian response to the Democratic Party's marriage equality platform, God is a whiny…

11 years ago

How Michele Bachmann Profited off her Islamophobic McCarthyism

Michele Bachmann was spanked by her party leadership but got herself appointed to an Islamophobic law center and hauled in…

11 years ago

Cantor’s Defense of Bachmann Reveals the Hypocrisy of his Embrace of Diversity

CBS' Charlie Rose asked Cantor how his views on tolerance squared with Bachmann's attack on Huma Abedin. Cantor's response was…

11 years ago

NOM Says Chick-Fill-A Can Endorse a Controversial Political Issue, But Not General Mills

The National Organization of Marriage accuses General Mills of hypocrisy but hypocritically supports Chick-Fill-A and condemns General Mills

11 years ago

17-Year-Old Rape Victim Loses Her First Amendment Rights by Being Raped

A Kentucky court has silenced a teenage rape victim, who now faces contempt of court charges for tweeting the names…

11 years ago

Less Than One Million Moms Doesn’t Like What’s Normal

Less Than One Million Moms wants to boycott NBC's The New Normal, which features two gay parents and a surrogate…

11 years ago

The GOP’s Dystopian Dream of America’s Future

Why should the federal deficit scare us compared to an uninhabitable planet? Aren't mountains without tops more frightening than an…

11 years ago

The GOP’s Wacky One-Way Religious Freedom (We Got it, You Don’t)

Conservative Christians love to talk about religious freedom, never quite getting that something isn't freedom unless everyone enjoys it

11 years ago

Fear Factor: The Conservative Christian Crusade Against Mormonism

When one scary religion tries to make another sound scary, it's time to step back and take stock of the…

11 years ago

And Google Shrugged – The Insane Fundamentalist Dream of Boycotting Google

The American Family Association is toying with the idea of boycotting Google because it supports LGBT rights. I say good…

11 years ago

Televangelist Tells Christians to Write in ‘Jesus’ on Election Day

Televangelist Bill Keller doesn't like Mormons or Romney and he doesn't like Obama so he says you should vote for…

11 years ago

The Response To Stir Up Extremists in Kansas City

After underwhelming Houston, Iowa, South Carolina and Florida, The Response is bringing its brand of extremist Christianity to Kansas City…

11 years ago

Pastor Who Wants to Kill Gays Should Read his Gay Friendly Bible First

Yet another Evangelical hater wants to kill gays like the Pilgrims did but he might want to stop and read…

11 years ago

Vaginas and Uteruses and Republicans, Oh My!

Republicans must talk about vaginas given the laws they've been making but they're not about to extend Democrats the same…

11 years ago

Loving Christian Employer Insults and Fires Employees

Ryan Tate, president of a Christian-based Oklahoma publishing company which claims to obey Jesus' words, first insulted then fired employees

11 years ago

Shut Up, Know Your Role, or Die – the GOP’s 2012 Platform

The conservative mind is focused on a sense of privilege and possession of rights nobody else gets to enjoy, whatever…

11 years ago

Brian Fischer Says You Cannot Reason with Liberals Because God Gave Them Deranged Minds

Brian Fischer complains liberals cannot reason or employ logic though his real problem is we won't simply take his word…

11 years ago

Family Research Council Loses Cool Over Employment Non-Discrimination Act

The idea that we all enjoy equal rights under the law is abhorrent to the totalitarian mindset, as the FRC…

11 years ago

Carrie Underwood’s Support of Marriage Equality Exposes Fundie Confusion Over Love and Hate

Carrie Underwood came out in support of marriage equalitylast weekend, leaving fundies to misread the Bible and to confuse love…

11 years ago

Obama Has Removed the Last Shred of Divine Covering Over the White House? Really?

Apparently, President Obama has ripped away from imaginary protective layer over the White House for which surface-to-air missiles are no…

11 years ago

Dr. James Dobson: Another Presidential Campaign, Another Chance to Hate Obama

Dr. James Dobson is an Obama-basher of long standing, and his behavior demonstrates why this country can never compromise the…

11 years ago

Fundamentalist Christian Predators Target School Children

Your children aren't safe at school; there are spiritual predators prowling our nation's elementary schools, preying on the innocent.

11 years ago

David Barton’s New Thesis: People Who Are on Welfare Don’t Read the Bible

David Barton attempts to prove we'd all be better off economically if we read our Bibles with a pedestrian attempt…

11 years ago

Why the GOP is the Party of Choice for Sociopaths and Psychopaths

Pastor John Hagee's hateful preaching is an example of why the GOP has become the party of choice for sociopaths…

11 years ago

Trapped by Religion

Thomas Jefferson once hoped to liberate us from being trapped by beliefs not our own but the GOP has made…

11 years ago

Conservatism Looks More Like an Online MMORPG Every Day

You have to wonder the degree to which conservatives are even aware any more of reality as they indulge in…

11 years ago

The Dirty Thirty – June 2012 Edition

Today marks a new format in the Dirty Thirty, which will now include only updates (the entire updated list will…

11 years ago

Now that America’s Awake the GOP Plans to Keep us from Voting

It's an old right wing tactic that we should have long ago learned to recognize. When they can't beat us…

11 years ago

America’s Choice: Why Obama in 2012?

There are many reasons to vote for Barack Obama in 2012, and very few to vote against him, given the…

11 years ago

Demonize It! The Fundamentalist Obsession with Demons

Most 21st century Americans deal with the world they see and give no thought to an underlying reality full of…

11 years ago

Religious Bigots Gather at National Religious Freedom Conference

Religious Freedom: a euphemism used by Christian groups who embrace subordination and a culture of suppression of other religious viewpoints

11 years ago

Sure, the Christian Right Champions Religious Freedom – For Themselves

The Christian Right pretends to be champions of religious freedom; but the only freedom they care about is their freedom…

11 years ago

A Look at 30 Extremists Who Want to Destroy America

Southern Poverty Law Center offers a list of 30 New Activists Heading Up the Radical Right, who represent the worst…

11 years ago

Romney to Speak at Ralph Reed’s 2012 FFC Conference & Strategy Briefing

Ralph Reed wants to play Kingmaker like he did in 1994 and he has Mitt Romney lined up to slobber…

11 years ago

Under-Mom’d One Million Moms Throws Hissy Fit at GAP

After failing to terrorize JC Penney into submission, One Million Moms threatens to do the same to GAP for showing…

11 years ago

Fundie Says Obama is Gay, Imprison Gays Before They Kill Kids

Discredited psychologist and anti-gay "expert" Paul Cameron, claims that Obama is gay and that gays must be imprisoned before they…

11 years ago

Sen. Rand Paul Says He Didn’t Know Obama’s Views on Marriage Could “Get any gayer”

Sarah Jones says Republicans must evolve or die. Rand Paul chose a third option: third grade: "[he] wasn't sure [Obama's]…

11 years ago

Meet the Two Other Court Cases Besides Citizens United that Stole Our Democracy

Three court cases and FEC complicity have left campaign financing in a high-dollar frenzy with the victor getting the spoils…

11 years ago

Look Out First Amendment – Theocracy Inbound

Theocracy is coming to with a GOP win in 2012: they have made their position clear enough and it becomes…

11 years ago

If We Must Fight, Let it Be Now

Increasingly the GOP is talking about Second Amendment remedies and even armed insurrection if Obama wins in 2012, threatening the…

11 years ago

Fundamentalists to Wear Condom to Protect Against Romney Mormonism

Christian fundamentalists are engaging in paroxysms of verbal acrobatics to account for Mitt Romney's Mormonism, donning a virtual condom to…

11 years ago

An Old School Fundie Hater Rationalizes Love for Romney

James Robison, once God's Angry Young Man, now rationalizes love for Mormon Mitt Romney while spewing hate for all things…

11 years ago