Fundie Watch: August 2008

Crist names Ultra-Conservative to Florida Supreme Court

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 29, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Gov. Charlie Crist has selected Charles Canady to sit on the Florida Supreme Court, filling the vacancy left by Justice Raoul Cantero III. According to WMNF Radio: Canady, a former GOP congressman, is best known as being among those who...Read More

Gainesville Florida LGBT Rights Repeal to go before Voters

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 29, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Supervisor of Elections has certified that enough valid signatures were collected by Citizens for Good Public Policy to put a repeal of civil rights protections for the city of Gainesville's LGBT population. The issue will now go before voters....Read More

Massachusetts Equality Opponents At It Again

Filed by Sara Whitman | August 28, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Seems the folks in Massachusetts that are against equality- you know, the ones who think marriage is only for them, not everyone, the laws and systems cannot be shared equality without having them get cooties- have successfully petitioned the Attorney...Read More

Potecting marriage in Idaho...

Filed by Mike Rogers | August 28, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Apparently blow jobs in train station and airport bathrooms is not enough to put Larry Craig's marriage on the rocks... But a same-sex wedding card? Whoaaaaaaaaaah! Hallmark stores refuse to sell company's own wedding cards: NAMPA, Idaho - A manager...Read More

Why Does Elaine Donnelly Hate God's Rainbows?

Filed by Steve Ralls | August 27, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

"Rainbows... only idiots chase them." - Larry Kersten Why does Elaine Donnelly hate God's rainbows? In a recent post at the National Review Online, Mrs. D. lashes out at the colorful creations in the sky, insinuating - in addition to...Read More

Way to give faith-based programming a good name

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 26, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Kentucky arm of Teen Challenge, a faith-based rehab program aimed at adolescents, has "given up" its $50,000 federal grant. They obviously should never have been receiving it in the first place: Teen Challenge, Americans United pointed out, requires participants...Read More

AFA's at it again, this time with Hallmark

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 24, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

The AFA is asking for a boycott of Hallmark because they're publishing bland same-sex marriage congratulations cards: Ask them to stop promoting a lifestyle that is not only unhealthy, but is also illegal in 48 states. Hallmark Greeting Cards has...Read More

McCain Antoinette

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 22, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

"If there be no bread, let them eat cake" -- Marie Antoinette. The historical portrait of Marie Antoinette is one of legendary excess and disconnection to the common man. When confronted with a starving populace, myth has it that she...Read More

Remember the Anti-Gay Florida Principal? He's now a Local Hero

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 21, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

I'm sure readers will remember David Davis, the principal at Ponce de Leon High School in Florida whom the courts said led a "relentless crusade" against gay students at the school and "embarked on what can only be characterized as...Read More

Bobby Jindal: A Decadence We Can Do Without

Filed by Steve Ralls | August 21, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Next Thursday, I'll be heading to New Orleans to join my friends who call the city home for its annual Labor Day debauchery, also known as Southern Decadence. It will be the first time I have been to the city...Read More

Remember the Anti-Gay Florida Principle? He's now a Local Hero.

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 21, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

I'm sure readers will remember David Davis, the principal at Ponce de Leon High School in Florida whom the courts said led a "relentless crusade" against gay students at the school and "embarked on what can only be characterized as...Read More

Elaine Donnelly's Radical Culture Change

Filed by Steve Ralls | August 20, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Right-wing "military" activist Elaine Donnelly, fresh off of her critically disastrous appearance before the House Armed Services Committee, is again maligning the professionalism of our troops, the capabilites of military commanders and the common-sense of the American public. In an...Read More

John McCain promises to re-criminalize homosexuality

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 19, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

This deserves its own post separate from the one I wrote on Rick Warren's presidential forum earlier. No, he doesn't say that in so many words, but that's exactly what would happen: Neither candidate shied away from a question about...Read More

Marriage and Religion in the public square: No, they don't have to

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 19, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Here's Obama at Rick Warren's presidential forum on same-sex marriage: When asked to define marriage, he told Warren, "It's a union between a man and a woman." "For me as a Christian, it is a sacred union. God's in the...Read More

Bill Donohue takes on Towleroad

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 19, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Bill Donohue of the Catholic League (that one dude typing away, all alone with his delusion that he represents anyone in the Catholic community) is picking on Towleroad and Bitch PhD. because they got DNC credentials. He called them all...Read More

Fundie meltdown of the week: Michigan Huck for Veep supporters

Filed by Pam Spaulding | August 17, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

The right wing bible-beaters are really having a tough week. Take this crew in Michigan calling itself "Huck's Army." The fringe supporters are threatening to abandon support of John McCain if the rapist/murderer-releasing, Christian Reconstructionist-supported, Man-On-Dog wannabe, former Arkansas governor,...Read More

Colbert takes on the DOJ

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 17, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Stephen Colbert takes on the Department of Justice's illegal hiring practices and Monica Goodling in this hilarious segment of "The Word." You may remember Goodling rejected many lawyers for career prosecutor positions, including a lesbian, because they weren't conservative...Read More

Fox News Smears Next Top Model Transgender Contestant

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 16, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

A transgender woman will be one of the 14 women who will compete on the new season of America's Next Top Model on The CW (returning September 3). 22 year-old Isis, a former non-profit worker who identifies herself as "a...Read More

Rick Warren will host a presidential debate tonight

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 16, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

He'll be hosting a presidential debate tonight, and Rick Warren says he'd have trouble voting for an adulterer: ...TAPPER: Would you have compunctions about voting for someone who had cheated on his wife? WARREN: Absolutely I would. Absolutely I would....Read More

McCain's VP Requirements? Must Hate Gays

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 15, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

So what is McCain looking for in a Vice-President? One thing is for sure- they have to be anti-gay. In an interview with the Weekly Standard, McCain muses about VP picks: I think it's a fundamental tenet of our party...Read More

Counter-programming is not the answer

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 12, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Religious Right is counter-programming Rick Warren's meeting with McCain and Obama: Huckabee, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, and Lou Engle, the leader of The Call, a young adult movement, plan to hold a news conference Friday calling on...Read More

The Politics of Fear- Subtle Racism is still Racism

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 12, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

I remember the uproar that occurred over the Scott Howell attack ad against Harold Ford Jr., the former black Congressman from Tennessee. The slimy video featured a somewhat ditzy-sounding blonde telling the then-candidate Ford to "call me," which sent a...Read More

It's official: Florida Gov. Charlie Crist endorses marriage amendment

Filed by Pam Spaulding | August 09, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

OK, people, he's now out of the closet on this issue, anyway. Express Gay News clears up the question of the week - does the governor want the GOP VP slot so badly that he'll sh*t on gays and lesbians...Read More

She's Baaaack . . .

Filed by Steve Ralls | August 07, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

A few words of wisdom for Oklahoma State Representative Sally Kern: Sometimes, silence is golden. The Oklahoma City lawmaker, who infamously compared gays to terrorists . . . said she never said the things she said . . . and...Read More

Disturbing Video: The Law Is "Supposed To Discriminate" Against Gays

Filed by Nadine Smith | August 05, 2008 | 10:00 PM | comments

Florida State Rep. Darryl Rouson says he didn't remember calling gay people immoral during a television program in 2006 or describing them as unfit to adopt children. He did not remember saying this: "I think it's wrong to allow adoptions...Read More

Fundies Get Ready for the "Armageddon of the Culture War"

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 05, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

According to Right Wing Watch, pastors gathered earlier this week at more than 200 sites throughout California, Arizona, and Florida to be pushed by national Religious Right leaders like Tony Perkins, Harry Jackson, Maggie Gallagher, and Chuck Colson and others...Read More

Religious Right Targets Transgender Community

Filed by Steve Ralls | August 05, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

This morning's Washington Examiner includes a front-page story about the effort in Montgomery County, Maryland, to roll back legal protections for the transgender community. Right-wing groups, the paper reports, are pushing a November ballot initiative to repeal a measure that...Read More

Westboro Baptist Church caught fire this weekend

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 04, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

No one was hurt, so we can joke around: A fence and garage at Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church became engulfed in flames early Saturday, according to the Topeka Capitol-Journal Web site. The fire did not spread to the church...Read More