20 Oct 2011

The War on Sex-Ed: gays, girls and defunding Planned Parenthood

Wisconsin spent precious time yesterday  – during what is supposed to be a special session focused on jobs – arguing on the floor of their congress to end comprehensive, evidence based sex-education with SB 237: Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) and bill author Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) said they expected

14 Apr 2010

Anti-Gay Christian PAC – The Iowa Family Policy Center – Reporting $3 Million in Federal Grants

Between 2004 and 2009 the openly anti-gay, politically active, Christian based,Iowa Family Policy Center (IFPC) received over $3 million in federal grantsthrough the Administration for Children and Families’ Compassion Capital fund and Healthy Marriage Demonstration fund, subsidiaries of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Is an enthusiastically anti-gay, Christian PAC really a group we want charged with disbursing our tax dollars to promote “healthy marriage?” Um, maybe not.

15 Mar 2010

Coffee Party or Coffee Klatch? My afternoon at the Bleecker Bar kick-off

After spending two hours at a Coffee Party kick-off event, I still don’t know what they are about, but then again, neither do they.

08 Mar 2010

Republicans voting “no” on child protection legislation (HR 4247) need to clean up their own back yards

US House passes HR 4247 – Preventing Harmful Restrain & Seclusion in Schools Act – but some Republican’s balk. A sampling of these no voters – Representatives Virginia Foxx of North Carolina, Mark Souder of Indiana and Louie Gohmert of Texas need to practice what their anti-federalism preaches and clean up child abuse in their own back yards.

02 Mar 2010

Tea Party offers classes on the Constitution. No, seriously

Using in some cases “The 5000 Year Leap” as text book, the tea party movement is “teaching” all you need to know about the Constitution.

26 Feb 2010

“Psychological Violence” law approved by France’s National Assembly

“Psychological Violence” is making it’s way through French legislation. But, will it be something easily proved or enforced?

23 Feb 2010

History of Violence: Christian boarding schools and the March 10 trial of Jack Patterson

Thanks in part to Governor Bush’s Texas Faith Based initiative in 1997, one of the Grandfathers of institutionalized Christian child abuse – Lester Roloff – was welcomed into the state with open arms. Roloff served as mentor, teacher and employer to some of the worst offenders still profiting from the business of Bible sanctioned child abuse. The latest Roloff devotee to head to trial is Jack Patterson founder of the Reclamation Ranch in Alabama. He goes on trial March 10 for aggravated child abuse.

19 Feb 2010

Rising Religious-Right Political Star Representing Released Baptist Missionary

Stegall says that Mr. Culberth, former detained Baptist Missionary, will be making an appearance on the Today Show soon, likely with his attorney present. My guess is that a trusting, relieved to be home Mr. Culberth has no idea the right wing political ride he is about to be taken on.

13 Feb 2010

Glenn Beck & David Barton to host Lie-a-palooza 2010

David Barton, founder of WallBuilders – a Christian revisionist history ministry – partners up and goes mainstream with none other than Glenn Beck at Beck’s “American Revival” events.
Barton has been a back stage operator with the RNC, a Vice-Chair of the Texas Republican Party, and most recently appointed as an “expert” by the Texas Board of Education to sit in judgement over their public school social studies curriculum.

10 Feb 2010

Iowa GOP Tactic: Throw the Gay Kid Under the (School) Bus

Using a bullying bill to force a vote for constitutional ban on gay marriage in Iowa, two Iowa Representatives advocate open season on gay kids.