There’s a Better Way: We Sing the Body Rainbow!

Remarks to the 27th Annual Famously Hot South Carolina Pride Our nation’s great poet once proclaimed: “I sing the body electric!” I am confident that my fellow-bearded Walt Whitman would join me today in exclaiming, “We sing the body rainbow!” The baton of hate and bigotry can easily be passed from one generation to the […]

Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Pastor Pillow Wines and Dines all the Presidential Elephants

Hello, I’m Pastor Pillow! Thank you for joining me this evening at Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Ocean Room.  I realize everyone is surprised to see one another again so soon after that grueling Charleston debate.  Governor Christie, now-now, no stink-eye stare at Dr. Carson.  Here, have some North Carolina osetra imperial caviar before you gobble […]

The Conservative Assault On Gay Marriage And LGBT Rights Isn’t Over

Earlier this year, the United States Supreme Court handed down a ruling that made gay marriage the law of the land. Despite the protests of conservative across the country, same-sex couples were finally given the same rights as everyone else to marry the consenting adult of their choice. The rights of same-sex couples became a […]

Bobby Jindal Claims Judicial System Is ‘Trying To Criminalize Christians’

Bobby Jindal is struggling mightily in the polls. As of right now, he is lucky to be at 2% in the early primary states, and may pick up a few of the people who supported Rick Perry after his exit from the Republican primaries before they even started. With so many candidates in the race […]

Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Pastor Pillow Visits Kim Davis in the Clink

Hello, I’m Pastor Pillow! My, that cell door makes an awful sound when it closes.  So definitive in its restriction of freedom. Not to worry:  though you rot away on a steady diet of Soylent Green and mop bucket water, you find yourself at the end of a centuries-long line of glorious martyrs whom the […]

Let Me Explain Religious Freedom to Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis

Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis is the personification of religious idiocy. She has become a face for those in this country who honestly believe that their religion trumps our laws; those who think the Bible is more legally binding than our Constitution. She’s someone who thinks her rights are being violated because she’s being ordered not to infringe […]

Kentucky Court Clerk Says He Is Willing To Die Rather Than Issue Marriage Licenses To Gay Couples

Earlier this year, Glenn Beck warned his listeners that there were at least 10,000 American pastors who were willing to die opposing marriage equality. Now a Kentucky court clerk has claimed that he’s willing to die defying the judicial system which has ordered him and other county clerks to comply with the Supreme Court’s ruling, […]

Two Married Anti-Gay Tea Party Lawmakers Caught In Affair Blame Gays And The GOP

Earlier this year in anticipation of the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, two Michigan GOP state representatives introduced a bill to keep government officials from performing same-sex weddings. Michigan Reps. Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat were among a number of conservative lawmakers around the country who intended to throw up as many roadblocks to […]

Rachel Maddow Forced To Explain How Government Works To Clueless Rick Santorum (Video)

Even though it’s been nearly a month since the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage bans were unconstitutional, there still remain some Republicans who insist on proving that they don’t understand how our Constitution works. It’s really rather astonishing to me because this isn’t a complicated issue. After these bans were challenged in our courts, they […]

GOP Rep. Glenn Grothman: Same-Sex Marriage Is ‘Offensive’ To Civil War Dead

One of the more ridiculous arguments made by Confederate flag supporters is that if the flag that stood for opposition to desegregation and the Civil Rights Act is offensive to black Americans, then the gay pride flag should be banned because it is offensive to Christians. Yes, there really are people saying this all over […]