Fundie Watch: April 2011

Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli Fires King & Spalding

Filed by Michael Hamar | April 30, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

You can always depend on Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli - or Kookinelli as he is less than affectionately referred to by Virginians embarrassed by Cuccinelli's lunacy and ongoing generation of negative press for the state - to do two...Read More


Demons at Harvard

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | April 29, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

The first week of April, a major university conference took place whose speakers numbered some of the most extremist and wiggy religious activists in the U.S. One might assume that it was sponsored by the Tea Party, or The Family,...Read More


ABC News: Christian Network Involved in Lisa Miller Kidnapping

Filed by Michael Hamar | April 28, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

As more details emerge, it is increasingly obvious that Lisa Miller's flight from the USA in defiance of court orders was orchestrated and facilitated by a network of far right Christians, many with ties to Lynchburg, Virginia, or nearby Waynesboro....Read More


Demons, Illuminati, Bigoted Views Cause Rumpus in Florida City Council Election

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 27, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: An occasional columnist for the Huffington Post, guest blogger Lisa Derrick writes the pop culture page La Figa for Firedoglake.com as well as hostessing FDL's online Monday Movie Nights. Her hobbies are throwing parties and studying the history...Read More


The Lisa Miller/Janet Jenkins Saga: Liberty Counsel, Anti-Semites and Anti-Gay Christianists

Filed by Michael Hamar | April 26, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

Since the arrest of an individual who allegedly helped Lisa Miller kidnap her daughter and flee the USA despite numerous court orders, there has been much coverage about possible ties to Liberty University and/or Liberty Counsel. But the story may...Read More


NOM Sues Miss California USA Pageant

Filed by Bil Browning | April 21, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Just when you think that the National Organization for Marriage couldn't get any wackier, along comes this story from Michael Musto about running into an official from the Miss California USA pageant outside of a musical the other evening. Musto...Read More


OC Republican Official Apologizes for Racist Email, Won't Resign

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 20, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Orange County Republican official Marilyn Davenport, a Tea Party activist, publicly apologized Monday night for emailing friends a photo depicting President Barack Obama as a chimpanzee with the caption: "Now you know why No birth certificate!" After an immediate uproar,...Read More


Republican Official Sends Racist Image of Obama

Filed by Sara Whitman | April 19, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

Marilyn Davenport, a CA GOP official, sends out a picture of two chimps and Obama's face pasted on the "baby" chimp and states, "Now you know why there is no birth certificate." Stunning. I mean, there have been a lot...Read More


Maggie Gallagher Gets GetEqual Anita Bryant Award

Filed by Bil Browning | April 15, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Just in case Delaware's passage of civil unions legislation has Maggie Gallagher down in the dumps, GetEqual has given her something to look forward to! At today's congressional hearing about marriage equality, the direct action group's members bestowed their first...Read More


How to Disparage Gays Effectively

Filed by Bil Browning | April 13, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Now that gays have started being treated like human beings, far right fundies are in a tizzy and desperate to get the upper back hand. So what's a Christian bigot to do? Why, rebrand with new buzz words, of course!...Read More


The Bathroom Issue Gets a Bill in Maine

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 13, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Maine rep. Kenneth Fredette has proposed a bill would "allow the operator of a restroom or shower facility to decide who can use which gender's restroom," basically to reduce legal protections for transgender people (although it does sound like a...Read More


The J. Crew Transgender Plot to Destroy America

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 12, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

It looks like not only do the wingnuts know that trans people exist now, but they're learning how to make everything about trans people in the same way they've been making everything about gay people for four decades. Here's a...Read More


Gays Win 'Most Frequently Challenged Book' List Again

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 12, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

The American Library Association has its list of most frequently challenged books of 2010 out, and And Tango Makes Three topped the list. Tango topped the list from 2006 to 2008, dropping to number two in 2009 (knocked off by...Read More


CPAC Leader Calls GOProud Too 'Aggressive'

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 12, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

The new chair of the America Conservative Union, which runs the CPAC, says that GOProud is too "aggressive" for his tastes, specifically referring to when GOProud's Chris Barron called ACU board member Cleta Mitchell a "nasty bigot" for being a...Read More


Illinois Right Wing Is Forcing through an Anti-LGBT Bill

Filed by Phil Reese | April 12, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

I've seen the face of evil, and it is the cunning Illinois Right Wing. Hidden carefully by Sen David Koehler in SB 1123, a bill to assist the blind - like an arsenic pill hidden in a crême brulé -...Read More


Gay Candidate's Signs Defaced with 'Faggot'

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 11, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

NBC Miami is reporting that signs for a candidate for a local city council have been defaced after a mailer (origin not mentioned in the article) included a picture of him with his male partner and daughter. This is part...Read More


NOM Bus-Tour Bigot Comes Out for Marriage Equality

Filed by Phil Reese | April 08, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Jeremy Hooper's website, GoodAsYou.org is like a well-organized database of all of the atrocities performed by the religious far-right. Jeremy has broken much important news at the page: we found out about Chick-Fil-A's homophobic philanthropy policies through his site, and...Read More


Should Good Friday Become a National Holiday?

Filed by Bil Browning | April 07, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

What fresh hell is this? The Campaign to Commemorate Good Friday as a National Holiday is holding a rally on the National Mall later this month to promote federal recognition of the Christian holy day as a national holiday. Apparently...Read More


WBC: God H8S U

Filed by Bil Browning | April 06, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

If you thought yesterday's half hour video about a "supernatural spell being cast in public schools" was horrendous, wait until you check out Westboro Baptist Church's latest video, "GOD H8S." This video is chockfull of Biblical misinterpretation, their hateful parodies...Read More


Jesus Formed a Republican Political Organization

Filed by Bil Browning | April 06, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Bryan Fischer, lead nitwit at the American Family Association, wants everyone to know that Jesus formed a political organization because he wanted his disciples (and, therefore, all Christians) to be Republicans. Or something like that... People pursue public office for...Read More


A 'Supernatural Spell Being Cast in Public Schools'

Filed by Bil Browning | April 05, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

Get a load of this crap. Dr. Michael Brown is promoting his new book, A Queer Thing Happened to America, and the banter between Brown and the host will make you lose your lunch. After all, since the host says...Read More


Holocaust Exhibit Details Nazi Persecution of Gays

Filed by Michael Hamar | April 05, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

I've noted before on my personal blog the deliberate attempts by some in the Christian Right to tie gays to those responsible for the Nazi horrors of the "Final Solution" and World War II - even as they themselves utilize...Read More


The 'Religious Freedom' Argument against LGBT Rights Is Tribalism

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 03, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

I've been writing for a while about the jingoism behind arguments that Christian religious freedom means that LGBT rights must be trampled. The point, time and time again, isn't about increasing freedom for everyone or even increasing religious freedom for...Read More