“Saving America from Marxists and Progressives” is just one of the sessions at an upcoming right-wing confab being promoted by Eagle Forum and its far-right affiliate in Texas. The group promises that Eagle Council XL in Virginia next month (September 16-17) “will be a tremendous experience in training to accomplish our legislative and political goals.” Some of the other sessions participants can attend:

How to Stop Liberals from Stuffing the Ballot Box (But what about right-wing efforts to limit ballot access for minorities, the poor and the elderly?) How to Keep Foreign Laws Out of U.S. Law (Sharia hysteria!) How to Be a Delegate to the Republican National Convention (What about the Democratic National Convention? Looks like Eagle Forum is playing fast and loose with its tax-exempt, nonprofit status.) How to Stop School Tax Increases and Bond Issues (Education is overrated anyway, right?) Will Agenda 21 and U.N. Treaties Steal Your Property? (Black helicopters!) Saving College Students from Leftwing Indoctrination (Once Eagle Forum is finished with defunding public education, who will be going to college anyway?)

Participants also get a two-hour tour of the U.S. Capitol led by Texan Rick Green from David Barton’s historical revisionist outfit WallBuilders.… Read More

Those WallBuilders folks exaggerate and distort reality so much that even fellow religious-righters sometimes have to correct them. Take, for example, Tuesday's WallBuilders Live! radio program, hosted by David "Separation of Church and State Is a Myth" Barton and sidekick Rick "Texas Supreme Court Justice Wannabe" Green. Read More

It's bad enough when legislators try to use government to promote their own religious views over those of everybody else. It's even worse when politicians try to use the courts to do it. So anyone who supports religious freedom should be concerned that former state Rep. Rick Green -- a Republican from Dripping Springs southwest of Austin -- is seeking a seat on the Texas Supreme Court. And if he wins, Texas will have a justice who not only opposes separation of church and state but also excuses torture by our own government. Read More