Fundie Watch: February 2011

How Biblical Literalism Took Root... Literally!

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 27, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

Stephen Tomkins over at the Guardian answers a question I’ve long pondered, and blogged about: How biblical literalism took hold. The Bible is the word of God, Christians believe, but why should the fact it’s God’s mean it has to...Read More


Anonymous Hacks Westboro Baptist's Sites

Filed by Bil Browning | February 25, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

There's nothing that Westboro Baptist fundies like better than seeing their names in lights. Eariler, the fake church put out a fake statement claiming that the hacker consortium "Anonymous" had threatened to take down their websites. Anonymous responded by saying...Read More


'They Should Have Shot Them All' - 30 Years of Radical Righters Who Incite Murder

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | February 22, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

On January 28, with the world in a flurry over whether the UK would deport Ugandan refugee Brenda Namigadde back to certain death in Uganda, few reasonable people were doubting the criminal culpability of extremist religious righters who preach death...Read More


The Truth About George Washington

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 22, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

I was reading Family Research Council President Tony Perkin's newsletter this President's Day in which he and FRC's "resident historian" Bob Morrison wax poetic about George Washington: "[O]ur first president, the Father of our Country. George Washington has been described...Read More


Leviticus 19:28

Filed by Bil Browning | February 22, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

From the too-stupid-to-survive files... While Leviticus 18:22 condemns homosexuality as an abomination, Leviticus 19:28 forbids tattoos....Read More


Airing It: The Indiana Legislature's Dirty Laundry

Filed by Bil Browning | February 16, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

I'm sick and tired of hypocritical Hoosier legislators who think that our personal lives are any of their business. Do I intrude on who they're sleeping with? I didn't, but I'm going to start now. We need to show them...Read More


Un-Licensed To Kill?

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 14, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Via Digby comes this latest bit of insanity from my home state: a Georgia state representative wants to do away with driver’s licenses. A state lawmaker from Marietta is sponsoring a bill that seeks to do away with Georgia driver’s...Read More


Creation Museum Is Anti-Gay, Straights Don't Know Anti-Gay Discrimination Is Legal

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 14, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

There's a cute story that's been lighting up the science blogs over the weekend. Two straight men bought tickets for and wanted to go to "Date Night" at the Creation Museum in Kentucky, only to be turned away at the...Read More


Ann Coulter Wonders Why Gays Aren't (More) Conservative

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 13, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Doesn't she have a JD? I'm trying to make sense of Ann Coulter's argument here: "The left is trying to co-opt gays," she said. "They should be on our side. We watched this for 30 years. The left keeps using...Read More


CPAC: Ex-gay Leader Supports Gay Relationships?

Filed by Bil Browning | February 12, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Going to CPAC was like dropping down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. I stopped by the PFOX booth to talk to ex-gay leader Elaine Berg from Jonah International. Before we could do the interview, Elaine made me promise that I...Read More


Dan Choi's New CPAC Drag

Filed by Bil Browning | February 11, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

When you're going to CPAC, you gotta look the part. Here's the t-shirt that came in Dan Choi's shwag bag. I'm headed over to the conservative conference with Dan today. Should be interesting....Read More


Catholic Know Nothings Freak Out Over Anne Rice Interview

Filed by Michael Hamar | February 09, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

Over the weekend I wrote on my personal blog about and posted video clips of Christopher Rice's interview with his mother, author Anne Rice. Personally, I thought the interview was well done and directly on point in terms of citing...Read More


Lesbian Couple Applauded by School

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 01, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Yesterday I posted about a lesbian couple in the Anoka-Hennepin school district (which has become a primary battlefield in LGBT school fights over the years) who was told they couldn't walk together as elected royalty at a pep rally. They...Read More