Talking Points

From today’s TFN News Clips: “Because a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight — and when they come out, they’re gay. So, did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question.” — Dr. Ben Carson, a potential presidential candidate and a favorite of far-right Republicans and tea party activists, explaining […]

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Talking Points

From today’s TFN News Clips: “We declare this state to be the sovereign territory of Jesus Christ.” — A pastor speaking at Tuesday’s Texas Faith and Family Day at the Texas Capitol, a religious-right event attended by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and a number of other Republican lawmakers. Stay informed with TFN’s daily News Clips, a digest […]

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Talking Points

From today’s TFN News Clips: “People want to marry a virgin, just like they want a virgin toothbrush or stick of gum.” — From an abstinence-only sex ed program used in the Canyon Independent School District in the Texas Panhandle, comparing non-virgins to used toothbrushes and chewed gum. One upset parent explains: “There is a difference between teaching […]

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Talking Points Plus

When someone asks you, “Did the rape guy win?” and you have to ask which one, that’s a bad sign. The above quote is from TFN founder and current Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards, and it comes from a Q&A Cecile did with the New York Times titled “What Cecile Richards Has […]

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Talking Points

From today’s TFN News Clips: “Do you think the Catholic Diocese of Austin promotes a Muslim agenda?” — Texas State Board of Education member Thomas Ralitff, R-Mount Pleasant, noting that CSCOPE, a curriculum program criticized by far-right activists as supposedly anti-Christian and pro-Mulsim, is used in hundreds of public school districts as well as schools […]

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