Fundie Watch: January 2008

John & Rudy Sittin' in a Tree

Filed by Jerame Davis | January 31, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Is it just me or does it seem that John McCain and Rudy Giuliani have suddenly gotten very chummy? Something tells me that when John McCain sends Rudy to find his Veep, Rudy is going to find himself as McCain's...Read More


Ugliness in DC black Baptist church - outing email campaign by homophobic choir member

Filed by Pam Spaulding | January 31, 2008 | 9:02 AM | comments

"I will be leaving the choir at the top of the year because 80 percent of the tenors are homosexuals and act more like a female in choir rehearsal than I do." -- female choir member of the DC-based...Read More


Obama’s playing us stupid

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | January 29, 2008 | 4:07 PM | comments

Is it mere happenstance that once again, and seemingly unbeknownst to the Obama campaign, another anti-gay African American minister has endorsed the presidential hopeful? But with an Obama endorsement coming from the Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell, longtime spiritual adviser to President...Read More


Heath Ledger, John Gibson, and the Westboro Baptist Church

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 26, 2008 | 6:25 AM | comments

Dan Abrams took a look at some of the homophobia following Heath Ledger's death: iPhone users: Click to watch video in YouTube App That the Westboro Baptist Church is protesting his death isn't surprising - they use any tired link...Read More


The good ol' boys at the Concerned Women for America are too stupid to be described in one post

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 23, 2008 | 7:08 AM | comments

So I won't even try. They've put out a press release calling on HRC, the Task Force, GLAAD, and Lambda Legal to condemn (several types of) gay male sex. Seriously. I was thinking about writing a 70-some-odd-point ordered list of...Read More


35 years after Roe, the right tries a new tactic: exploiting men

Filed by Jen Jorczak | January 22, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

Today is the 35th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade. You probably already know that Roe struck down state laws outlawing abortion, but unless it's part of your job description (as it is mine) to keep...Read More


Fact Check: Elaine Donnelly in The Washington Times

Filed by Steve Ralls | January 21, 2008 | 7:24 PM | comments

This morning's Washington Times includes an article about the decline in dismissals under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," pointing to a 50% drop in firings under the law since 2001. Right-wing pundit Elaine Donnelly, of the Center for Military Readiness, tries...Read More


Fact Check: Elaine Donnelly in The Washington Times

Filed by Steve Ralls | January 21, 2008 | 7:24 PM | comments

This morning's Washington Times includes an article about the decline in dismissals under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," pointing to a 50% drop in firings under the law since 2001. Right-wing pundit Elaine Donnelly, of the Center for Military Readiness, tries...Read More


Marriage as Perks

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | January 18, 2008 | 5:27 PM | comments

Ten years ago, I published a long essay about how marriage can equal perks. With the discussion raging on, the issues haven't really changed. I'd like to make some of these points again: When the American Revolution separated church and...Read More


Who needs 10 commandments? AFA prefers 8.

Filed by Bil Browning | January 18, 2008 | 12:45 PM | comments

So what is it about "Christian" groups with "family" in their names? They always seem to be the most unlike Christ, don't they? Take the American Family Association... Back in June of last year I reported that the AFA had...Read More


"Biblical law" isn't a figure of speech to Huckabee

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 15, 2008 | 8:19 PM | comments

From a "political rally" in Michigan: That's right, folks, the Constitution doesn't matter to Mike Huckabee. Time to impose one religion on everyone else. Line the sluts, queers, and anyone else Huck decides he doesn't like up for stoning. I...Read More


Why Romney Looks So Robotic

Filed by Jerame Davis | January 13, 2008 | 3:15 PM | comments

He's really Bob Barker after a rejuvenation treatment gone horribly awry... But at least we know if Romney gets elected every pet in America will be spayed or neutered....Read More


Legalized Loan-sharking

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | January 12, 2008 | 1:15 PM | comments

The human face of all the devastation created by the credit industry is finally looming on the news. Yesterday, news media put the spotlight on Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson. His Honor is mad as hell at what home foreclosures and...Read More


Star Trek fan fiction gone bad

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 11, 2008 | 2:51 PM | comments

I don't know if I'm most offended by this as a biology major, a nonreligious person, a queer boy, or a Trekkie, but I was laughing throughout: Riiiiiiiiiiiight... because the Religious Right definitely believes that everyone is equal. (h/t JMG)...Read More


Irreplaceable: Three Days with Darren & His Mom

Filed by Steve Ralls | January 10, 2008 | 7:30 PM | comments

For the past three days, I've had the privilege of spending time with Army Sergeant Darren Manzella, the openly gay medic who recently came out on 60 Minutes, and his amazing mother, Nancy. Darren and his mom (pictured, below) came...Read More


Stephen Baldwin: evangelical conservative or bisexual playboy?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 09, 2008 | 9:45 AM | comments

"Actor" Stephen Baldwin swings far right now that he's converted to evangelical Christianity. In fact, he's about as far right wing as brother Alec is liberal. When I hear about his latest fundie screed, I can't help but remember how...Read More


Thus spake Ron Paul

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 08, 2008 | 3:49 PM | comments

Or so it seems. The National Review The New Republic has hunted down some of Ron Paul's old newsletters (blogs before there were blogs... and some are still being published to this day). One, entitled Ron Paul's Freedom Report, was...Read More


May God Be Your Co-Parent...Or Else!

Filed by Terrance Heath | January 07, 2008 | 3:18 PM | comments

That's what I thought when I read about John and Cynthia Burke, after someone linked to the article in a comment on my post at Pam's. After six years of childless marriage, John and Cynthia Burke of Newark decided to...Read More


Colts' Coach Dungy bungles employment civil rights questions on HBO

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | January 04, 2008 | 4:31 PM | comments

Tony Dungy, in a recent interview on Bob Costas' NFL show on HBO, virtually announced how he has and/or plans to break several federal, state, and local civil rights laws regarding employees' rights to employment regardless of religion and sexual...Read More


When Even Romney Isn't "Right" Enough

Filed by Steve Ralls | January 04, 2008 | 11:50 AM | comments

When Mitt Romney becomes too liberal for the GOP base, you know it's time to worry. That's just what seems to be happening, though, among the fervent few in the Republican party who hold tight to the idea that the...Read More


The founders got it right

Filed by Mike Rogers | January 04, 2008 | 6:00 AM | comments

Some Americans get it that religion has no place in politics....Read More


Equality cuts deeper than Huckabee's personal religious views?

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 03, 2008 | 9:10 AM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] This guest post is by Brent Childers. Brent serves as executive director of Faith In America, a North Carolina-based organization that works to educate Americans about the harm caused by religion-based bigotry. GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee in...Read More


Pope: Gays will eat your children

Filed by Bil Browning | January 02, 2008 | 1:48 PM | comments

Ah, that darn Pope! He's such an over-achiever! Not content to simply call us an abomination and knock off early for a bottle of baby seal blood, Pope Benedict the Fearsome always has to take things one step too far....Read More