State Rep. Jeff Leach has brought up one inflammatory anti-abortion bill after another as chair of the Texas House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee this session. This past week’s hearing drew testimony from hundreds anti-abortion extremists, many celebrating the possibility of executing a woman who ends her pregnancy early for any reason. Enough is enough. Today we joined with partner organizations […]
Character Matters ‘More Than Anything.’ Except When It Doesn’t.
Watching religious-righters twist themselves into knots in an effort to explain their support for Donald Trump has been a fascinating experience. Consider, for example, the experience of state Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano. […]
Anti-Muslim Hysteria Returns to the Texas Capitol
Efforts to pass legislation addressing the mythical threat of Sharia, or Islamic law, in Texas are gearing up yet again in the current legislative session. Right-wing state lawmakers have been pushing for years to pass legislation banning Sharia in Texas. Many such bills around the country have been linked to a core group of anti-Muslim fanatics (see here […]