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Perkins’ Parade Of Prevarication: FRC Head Lies About AU’s Lynn

Yesterday Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council (FRC), issued a rather hysterical email appeal for funds. No news there. Perkins does that all of the time.

This particular message, headlined “Help stop secular tyranny,” took a line that’s increasingly popular with the Religious Right these days: “Woe is me! We’re being persecuted.” Read more

Ahlquist Is Awesome!: Standup Student In R.I. Stays Calm, Despite Vicious Attacks

It amazes me that so much hatred and anger lies just below the surface of many people, and that it takes so little to bring out vile words and actions. 

My colleague Rob Boston previously wrote about Jessica Ahlquist, a 16-year-old high school student who filed suit to have a prayer banner removed from Cranston High School West in Cranston, R.I. Read more

Barton Baloney: New York Times Shines Light On Religious Right ‘Historian’

David Barton is the scariest Religious Right leader you never heard of.

But that’s beginning to change. Today, The New York Times offered readers a front-page report on Barton, a “self-taught historian who is described by several conservative presidential aspirants as a valued adviser and a source of historical and biblical justification for their policies.” Read more

Correcting The (Historical) Record: Jon Stewart Debunks Huckabee/Barton ‘Christian Nation’ Mythology

Recently, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told a gathering of Religious Right devotees that Americans should be forced to listen to Religious Right activist David Barton “at gunpoint.” Read more

Bully Boys: Arkansas Extremist Has Recanted, But Religious Right Gang Is Still Lurking Behind The School

This weekend, I’ll be joining the large crowds taking over Washington for Jon Stewart’s “Rally to Restore Sanity.”

I don’t really know what to expect of the event, or if it will actually “restore sanity.” But I do know Stewart’s title choice couldn’t be more perfect, especially when I consider the many people in this country who have taken to saying and doing really idiotic things lately. Read more