Sunday, November 17, 2019

Liberty Counsel website hacked?
It might be a server error. It looks like the index file was either deleted or corrupted. Either way, we will probably be blamed.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Upcoming: The latest BS from Mark Regnerus

I also have an appalling email from Brian S. Brown, Perhaps I can cover both over the weekend.

Whoopie: FRC provides parts 3 & 4 of its 6-part anti-trans diatribe

Here we go again. Hop aboard the BS Express.
On Wednesday I addressed parts 1 and 2 of something that Family Research Council (an anti-LGBTQ hate group) deems important. The 6-part series has been allegedly written by a woman whose brother became a transgender woman. The author remains anonymous but, if she even exists, she is obviously a religious conservative. For all we know this is fiction written by Peter Sprigg. The series has been curated by FRC's Dan Hart (no relation).

The author is also claiming in effect that having a trans family member makes her an expert on all things transgender. Part 3 is titled: The Lies and Money Behind the Transgender Movement. Part 4 is titled: The Cultural Power of the Transgender Movement. Needles to say, being transgender does not make one part of a movement. That is just part of the misleading and bigoted rhetoric.

Is a Focus affiliate an anti-LGBTQ hate group?

Family Policy Alliance is the political arm of Focus on the Family. While FoF is trying to blur the connection, Family Policy Alliance operates out of Focus on the Family facilities. As an aside, this very day I made a FOIA request, long overdue on my part. I have requested all documents related to the Service's determination that Focus on the Family is a church. The most recent tax return that we have is from 2015. But I digress.

To answer the question of whether or not Family Policy Alliance might be a hate group, let us briefly review some very recent communications.
November 14
21st Century Barbarism by Cole Muzio.
Imagine a society that is so medically backward that it unquestioningly allows patients to self-diagnose a life-altering condition without any testing or scientific basis to back it up.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Dangerous Ohio Legislation Literally Redefines the First Amendment

Governor Mike DeWine of Ohio is likely to sign a measure into law that would license anti-LGBTQ harassment and bullying in the state's public schools.
via Toledo BladeOptions
The Ohio House of Representatives has approved House Bill 164, titled “Ohio Student Religious Liberties Act of 2019” by a vote of 61 to 31.

The applicable part of the First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;…
According to HB-164:
No board of education of a school district shall adopt any policy or rule respecting or promoting an establishment of religion or prohibiting any pupil from the free, individual, and voluntary exercise or expression of the pupil's religious beliefs in any primary or secondary school.

The ever-nutty Alveda King calls herself a "voice of reason" on impeachment

The grifter on the right is Alveda King
via Newsweek
According to a press release from Alveda King Ministries: Evangelist Alveda King: A Voice of Reason in the Midst of Impeachment Malarkey. Hmm. Bribery by a sociopath is “malarkey.” Good to know.

Were Alveda King not related to Dr. Martin Luther King (whom she never met) she would make a living behind a register at a 7-11. King is a rabid anti-LGBTQ and anti-choice crusader. For many years she referred to herself as Dr. Alveda King because she has an honorary doctorate from a school that does not award doctorates. She seems to have dropped that pretension.

Alveda King Ministries asks for donations on every page of its website without bothering to inform donors that donations are not tax deductible (it is not a 501(c)3).

Todd Starnes weighs in on impeachment hearings

Todd Starnes has the intellect of roquefort cheese.
Todd Starnes
Todd Starnes to CBN News: Live Impeachment Hearings Just a 'Deep State' Scheme to Embarrass Trump. Apparently Mr. Starnes is unaware of the fact that “deep state” is a conspiracy theory which holds that career civil servants are a powerful shadow government (kind of like Giuliani being a powerful shadow State Department). A varietal of the theory holds that the civil servants are in league with George Soros (a substitute for evil Jewish influence).

Per Wikipedia: According to David Gergen, quoted in Time magazine, the term has been appropriated by Steve Bannon and Breitbart News and other supporters of the Trump Administration in order to delegitimize the critics of the current presidency.