Saturday, March 24, 2018

"Scholar?" Seriously?

Calvin Freiburger
Calvin Freiburger has some strange ideas about scholarship
Calvin Freiburger is one of LifeSiteNews' low-voltage robots. Stick a quarter in the thing and it recites homophobia a capella. Freiburger has a rather pointless and unfocused piece about Trump and LGBT issues. It is not worthy of review.

However, the last two paragraphs are interesting (emphasis added):
… [Trump] replaced a planned executive order protecting religious liberty with a heavily diluted version.

The original draft contained very specific language protecting the conscience rights of pro-life and pro-marriage Americans from government discrimination. But according to marriage and gender scholar Ryan T. Anderson, the finalized order contained only “general language about the importance of religious liberty” …

Friday, March 23, 2018

Disqus issues - Nothing too serious

With your help and by blocking a large swath of Pakistani space plus using word filters I have really tamed the problem with "work at home" comment spam. If you use the name of the leading search engine your comment will go to moderation and, for some odd reason, I am not receiving moderation notices by email. Flags I get but not posts that require approval.

Unless the cretins adapt using digits (00) in place of letters (oo or OO) works.

Mat Staver has actually read - and now withdraws support for - FADA

Mat Staver
Mat "Mad Mat" Staver
Hate group leader Mat Staver, of Liberty Counsel, calls the revised First Amendment Defense Act a “Trojan horse.” The bigot that he is, Staver cannot accept a piece of legislation that recognizes the legitimacy of same-sex marriage even though the measure, if passed, would provide a broad license-to-discriminate.

According to Mad Mat:
The original language of the First Amendment Defense Act stated: "Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Federal Government shall not take any discriminatory action against a person, wholly or partially on the basis that such person believes, speaks, or acts in accordance with a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman, or that sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage."

Brian S. Brown warns of transgender dangers

Brian S. Brown
Is Brian Brown a moral man?
Brian S. Brown of National Organization for Marriage has sent out an email titled: “Help Overturn Anchorage's Dangerous Transgender Bathroom Law.” It follows the usual script in support of an anti-trans ballot measure.

Brown is a zealous, and fundamentalist, Catholic convert. You would think that his deep faith would require Brown to be honest in all of his dealings. That is simply not the case. Conservative Christians, including Brown, seem wed to the proposition that lying in defense of the faith is not only acceptable but required behavior.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Just how many "homosexual activists" are there?

Apparently, this is the heroine of their story
According to American Family Association (a hate group), there seem to be a whole lot of “homosexual activists” who seem to show up in a whole lot of places. Consider today's piece by Steve Jordahl on AFA's news blog:
Homosexual activists and their allies continue to weaponize social media to go after anyone who doesn't endorse their sin and lifestyle choices.
They love the word “weaponize.” Lifestyle choices? As you can see, Mr. Jordahl has consumed the intellectual Kool-Aid. He prattles on:

I cannot tell if Mollie Hemingway is a tribalist, plain stupid - or both

Mollie Hemingway
Mollie Hemingway's real competence is in self-promotion. She has a spectacularly over-estimated intellect.
Mollie Hemingway of the highly esteemed Federalist (nothing is too awful for the Federalist to publish) keeps pumping out bullshit in the hopes that it will somehow alter the facts about Trump. Thursday, Hemingway writes:
Thousands upon thousands of media reports over the last year and a half have intimated, suggested, or flat-out asserted that President Donald Trump is a traitor who colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election from Hillary Clinton. What this widely held theory lacks in evidence, its diehard supporters in the media and other anti-Trump bastions make up for with their faith-filled conviction of its truth.

Porno Pete vs. John Oliver and Pence's daughter buys Oliver's book

It's not really a fair fight. John Oliver had a great piece last Sunday highlighting Mike Pence's self-righteous anti-LGBT hypocrisy. Pence is a piece of work. He manages to dodge any question that isn't scripted in his talking points. The super-moralist is not terribly honest about many things. Yet he remains a symbol of extreme hatred and bigotry.

Enter hate group leader Peter LaBarbera: