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Friday Fundamentalist Farce File – 2/18/2011

The Friday Fundamentalist Farce File is a week’s worth of “news” clippings from conservative hubs like WorldNetDaily and the American Family Association’s OneNewsNow. Millions of Americans absorb these messages as gospel truth—literally—on a daily basis.

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Another Christian Wanna-Be Counselor Thinks She Knows Best—She Doesn’t

Two stories in one day! Christian students think their beliefs are immutable and counseling education shouldn’t trump them. They’re wrong about that and they’re wrong about homosexuality.

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Higher Education Standards and Professional Ethics Trump Personal Religious Beliefs

I delight in stories that hit all three primary topics of my blog! Have you heard the tale of Julea Ward? She was working on her master’s in counseling at Eastern Michigan University. When she refused on religious grounds to affirm a client’s same-sex behavior (and thus counsel him at all), she was asked to […]

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The Paranoid Protectors of Prayer Pounce (and a Patronizing Postscript)

If you didn’t read my blog earlier this week, you missed the exciting announcement that the National Day of Prayer (as Congressionally mandated) has been declared unconstitutional by a federal judge. Go read up on the decision to truly appreciate this post. As I predicted when I posted on Thursday, the right wingers are all […]

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ADF’s Mocking Quotes, Meet ZFb’s Mocking Italics

Because the defense is now making their case, the Alliance Defense Fund and Protect Marriage twitter profiles are very active to show all the garbage their poorly informed “expert” is dispensing. They are rife with what I call the “mocking quotes,” quotation marks added to words or phrases to suggest they are not legitimate (“so […]

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Prop 8 Trial Week 2 Weekend Updates

Tomorrow, the plaintiffs will rest after showing some videos (possibly more of the defense’s experts’ depositions that hurt their case?), and then it will be the defense’s turn to call witnesses. Only two of their experts are left, so it’s possible we might get through all the testimony by the end of week three! Here’s […]

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Late Night Twitter Showdown With Alliance Defense Fund

So yeah, it’s like 3:30 AM Eastern Time as I write this… and I noticed about an hour ago that there was this very long stream of tweets coming from the Alliance Defense Fund on the #prop8 tag. The spin got really annoying, so I started to retort. Here are the results. (Read from the […]

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Day 9 of the Prop 8 Trial: Do Gays and Lesbians Even Exist?

The question in the title of this post is what the defense wasted our day with. This afternoon was just more of what the defense offered this morning: study after study (none of which were from the last decade) with individual sentences taken out of context being used in an attempt to demonstrate that gays […]

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ADF Invokes Same Demonization Tactic It’s Trying To Downplay

I haven’t written as much about the Alliance Defense Fund, but I’m sure many of you know that they are a Christian legal group working with Protect Marriage to defend Proposition 8. They also put out their own twisted interpretations of the proceedings and other propaganda to rally support for “traditional marriage.” If you’ve been […]

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Let’s Enforce Tax Law Against Belligerent Pastors

Remember a few weeks ago when I pointed out that those Catholics raising money against gay marriage was totally legal? Guess what’s not: advocating for specific candidates in elections. And the Alliance Defense Fund—they defend religion, not the law—is encouraging pastors this weekend to completely defy the law, according to an article on OneNewsNow. The […]

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