Fundie Watch: September 2008

Bigots and Slime in Arkansas

Filed by Bo Shuff | September 26, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

This out of the state considering a ban on adoption by unmarried persons: Federal agents and Arkansas state police had raided the headquarters of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries in tiny Fouke on Saturday and removed six girls ages 10 to...Read More


Mormons excommunicate, evangelicals fast: Religious extremists keep flocks in line

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 25, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

In order to win this ballot initiative, Religious Righters are making sure they keep their votes parishioners disciplined. They have to know the gravity of this situation to their churches' leaders, so around a hundred evangelical pastors are calling for...Read More


Florida Voter Suppression Makes a Dangerous Comeback

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 23, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

There are dark clouds on the horizon of the battleground state of Florida. New laws and tales of voter suppression efforts already have many voters nervous and confused. Florida, which was recently named "the most hostile state in the nation...Read More


Fundie surrogate touring for Obama campaign

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 23, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

David Brody's reporting that Doug Kmiec, a possibly insane fundamentalist and homophobe, and former adviser to Romney, Reagan, and Bush Sr., will be campaigning with the Obama campaign next week: An official with Barack Obama's campaign tells The Brody File...Read More


YouTube Censors Exposé on Palin Churches

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | September 22, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Censorship is routine now, with stuff that voters need to see being sucked out of sight right and left. Citing "inappropriate content," YouTube has removed Bruce Wilson's revealing video about the uber-pentecostal movement that Sarah Palin's churches are part of....Read More


Prop. 8 Opponents Worried about the Economy

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 20, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Updated The nation's economic crisis is causing grave concern among LGBT activists fighting Prop 8, the initiative on the California ballot this November that would overturn the right of same sex couples to marry. "With the economy in so much...Read More


Fundie Peter LaBarbera reads The Bilerico Project!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 19, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

It seems right-wing Fundie Peter LaBarera, the President of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, loves to read the Bilerico Project! The Peter put up a rather twisted article called "Sarah Palin, 'Daddy's Roommate' and the Left's Hypocrisy on 'Book Burning'"...Read More


We shall overcome... having our marriage thought of as a state contract

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 18, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

This is really, really silly. I hope that this won't catch on elsewhere just because it would make me lose faith in humanity (via PZ Meyers): In May, after the California State Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage legal, the courts...Read More


White privilege, McCain/Palin -- and the Kenyan witchhunter

Filed by Pam Spaulding | September 17, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Tim Wise's bio lets you know he's in a unique position to lay this out on the line. He is the director of the Association for White Anti-Racist Education (AWARE) in Nashville, Tennessee. He lectures across the country about the...Read More


Jerry Falwell with Lipstick

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | September 16, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

Alaskan Baptist preacher Howard Bess, who has locked horns with Sarah Palin right in the Wasilla community, calls her "Jerry Falwell with a pretty face." I'll add in the now-famous lipstick. Palin is so far to the right of some...Read More


McCain heavily involved in Ultra-Conservative GOP Platform

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 16, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Remember when the McCain campaign said it was taking a "hands off approach" to writing of the GOP platform? Turns out they weren't telling the truth. Again. The Minnesota Independent is reporting that the McCain camp directly tapped right-wing fundie...Read More


The bathroom issues

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 16, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

I was talking to my boyfriend the other day about this and he was telling me how in Parisian public pools, the showers and changing rooms were crazy cruising grounds about a decade ago. Turn around and see a pair...Read More


Karl Rove Slams the McCain Campaign

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 15, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

When the Prince of Darkness Karl Rove says you are going too far in your campaign and being dishonest, you know you have a problem. In an interview with Fox News Sunday, Rove slams the McCain Campaign: McCain has gone...Read More


Racist waffles sold at Value Voters Summit

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 15, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

The Value Voters Summit this weekend, a yearly conference for the leaders of the Republican Party and the Religious Right, apparently featured the sale of boxes of waffles with racist caricatures of Barack Obama on them. Apparently the people who...Read More


McCain Afraid

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 15, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

There may have been a time when John McCain could have been considered a "maverick," but that time has clearly come and gone. McCain has hired Karl Rove's henchmen to run what even the traditional media is calling one of...Read More


The Fight for Equality in Gainesville, FL

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 14, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

The group fighting the repeal of protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender residents in Gainesville, Florida has taken their cause to the web! Equality is Gainesville's Business has launched a website: http://equalitygainesville.com. Our readers have been following this case...Read More


The Palin Book Banning Controversy

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 14, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

More information is coming out about Palin and her quest to ban books from the Wasilla Library during her time as Mayor. A New York Times article details disturbing information about Palin's push for censorship of books she considered "immoral"....Read More


Tony Perkins Rallies Churches for Florida's Amendment 2

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 12, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

The backers of Amendment 2 continue to try and rally churches to pass the deceptive and discriminatory "Marriage Protection" Amendment in Florida. Now Tony Perkins, of the Family Research Council, is weighing in from Washington. In their latest video, Perkins...Read More


California Family Council's leader gets rich off his organization

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 11, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Looks like some California homophobes have been caught with their hands in the piggy bank: Since 2003, the public has given the Riverside, Calif.-based California Family Council (CFC) nearly $3 million to support charitable work that the organizations says "protects...Read More


Sarah Palin's crazy homophobic pastor

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 10, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Larry Kroon, the pastor of Wasilla Bible Church, which Sarah Palin attended, was on Fox News to explain why Sarah Palin's church advertised a Love Won Out conference. Love Won Out, which is an arm of Focus on the Family,...Read More


Tony Perkins on CNN: McCain must embrace Palin's beliefs

Filed by Pam Spaulding | September 10, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

This is the kind of crap Tony Perkins wants continue foisting on America with McCain/Palin's help. Wow. Just wow. The Dominionists, feeling full of themselves because of the selection of Palin, simply cannot help themselves. They've taken Palin's mile-wide, inch-deep...Read More


What Governor Palin Needs to Know About 'Love'

Filed by Steve Ralls | September 08, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (pictured) has made history as the first mother to be on the Republican presidential ticket, and she has the potential to bring a new perspective on issues that impact America's children to Washington and the White...Read More


Barefoot and Pregnant in the White House: Sarah and Bristol Palin

Filed by Yasmin Nair | September 03, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Some on the putative left, represented by the likes of John Nichols, have taken it upon themselves to tell us all that the Bristol Palin pregnancy story is simply too insignificant in comparison to, for instance, the "Troopergate" story. Or...Read More


Religious Right responds to Bristol Palin's pregnancy

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 02, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

The American Family Association, Focus on the Family, the Traditional Values Coalition, the Concerned Women for America, and the Family Research Council have this to say about Sarah Palin's unwed, teenage, pregnant daughter and what they think of Palin's parenting...Read More