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Jesus Would Not Endorse Trump, So Why Do Christians?

Mike Lux | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Mike Lux

On a purely political level, it isn't especially surprising that extreme conservative groups and people like these would support Trump. But in thinking about the bigger picture, whether the people who claim to be loyal followers of Jesus of Nazareth could support a man like Donald Trump, this is a puzzle.

Dave Brat, Barack Obama, and Christian Compassion

Cynthia Burack | Posted 01.29.2017 | Religion
Cynthia Burack

Rand and Christian conservatives have more in common than we might think: the form of compassion championed by Ayn Rand survives today in the Christian conservative movement.

I Am Having Trouble Writing This Because Being Gay Is So Distracting

Domenick Scudera | Posted 05.19.2016 | Comedy
Domenick Scudera

The recent Amtrak crash was a tragedy. Why did it happen? American Family Radio host Sandy Rios believes the train engineer's homosexuality could have been a factor. She suggests that the engineer, like all homosexuals, could have been "going through some confusion that has to do with the very core of who they are." This is an interesting angle on the... the... um... um....

Gabriel Arana

Conservative Host Thinks Amtrak Engineer's Sexuality Is 'A Factor' In Crash | Gabriel Arana | Posted 05.15.2015 | Media

This is nuts. According to conservative radio host Sandy Rios, Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian’s sexual orientation was “a factor” in Tuesda...

Hillary Clinton Featured A Same-Sex Couple In Her Campaign Video Because She May Be A Lesbian, Pundit Suggests

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The American Family Association's Sandy Rios is once again implying that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is secretly a lesbian and claims th...

One Man's Pastry Is Another Man's Poison

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

However foolish, corrupt, or hypocritical, you are free to pray as you like so long as you leave me out of it. Alas, godly zealots of every stripe reject that bargain. So we battle on.

Radio Host Says Anti-Common Core Activists Will Have To Create ‘Parallel Society' To Survive

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

New education standards may force conservatives and Christians to create their own parallel society, according to radio host Sandy Rios. Rios, host...

Gays And 'Trannies' Should Be Banned From The Military, Pundit Says

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Gay and lesbian service members have been able to serve openly since the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" in September 2011, but one notoriously righ...

Catholic Group Leader Calls For Liberal Academics To Be 'Taken Out And Shot'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

Austin Ruse, president of the nonprofit research group Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, said on American Family Radio Wednesday that liber...

Christina Wilkie

Speaker At Conservative Conference Calls Matthew Shepard's Murder 'A Total Fraud' | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Radio host Sandy Rios on Friday said the characterization of Matthew Shepard's brutal 1998 murder as an anti-gay hate crime was "a total...

Military's 'Homosexual Takeover' Will Undermine Possible Syria Strike, Right-Wing Pundit Claims

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

American Family Association radio host Sandy Rios is back in action, this time claiming that the "homosexual takeover" of the American military since ...

Fox News Contributor Makes Shocking Link Between Gay Love And Ariel Castro Rape

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A conservative radio host linked lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) love to the "love" Ohio kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro had for his v...

Is A Gay-Inclusive Curriculum Like Teaching Kids How To Use Crack?

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Is a gay-inclusive curriculum the equivalent of teaching kids to use crack? That’s what a South Carolina teacher and pastor named Ira Thomas thinks....

Anti-Gay Pundit Blames LGBT Acceptance On Ridiculous New Reason

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

One of the more stridently anti-gay voices on the religious right offers a new reason why more and more young Americans support marriage equality: TLC...

Christian Radio Host Says Gay-Inclusive Curricula To Blame For Falling Test Scores

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A radio host for conservative Christian group American Family Association claims that gay-inclusive curricula is to blame for falling test scores in s...

Why We Shouldn't Compare Occupy Wall Street to the Tea Party

Tessa Blake | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Tessa Blake

Sure, the nascent Occupy Wall Street movement is a bit of a grab bag, but at least the core ideas make some kind of human sense.

Prop. 8 Federal Lawsuit Begins, Cue Right-Wing Media Hysteria

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Few other issues whip the conservative media chattering class into a frenzy like the equality of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans. This unprecedented federal legal challenge is unlikely to be any different.