Franklin Graham’s Double Standard

Unbelievable. Just a few days ago we told you about a good ol’ tactic right-wingers like to use: questioning a politician’s Christianity or claiming the politician is not Christian at all. This morning it was Franklin Graham’s turn. Graham, the son of famed evangelist Billy Graham, was on MSNBC’s Morning Joe taking questions from the […]

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Santorum Uses Faith as a Political Weapon

We’ve seen this kind of thing before — right-wingers suggesting that someone’s political beliefs somehow make them an inferior Christian or not Christian at all. (And then, of course, the question they’re suggesting to their audience is: “If they’re not Christian, what are they? Their core values must be alien.”) See here, here and here, […]

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Aspirin as Birth Control

It’s thinking like this that filters down to school sex ed policies and gives states such as Texas a horrible track record with teen birthrates: “Back in my days, we used Bayer aspirin for contraception. The gals put it between their knees, and it wasn’t that costly.” That was said today by mutual fund manager […]

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Going to Her Base

Texas State Board of Education Chairwoman Barbara Cargill, R-The Woodlands, is trying to lock up her religious-right base in her race for re-election this year. In an email today, the right-wing Houston Area Pastor Council is touting Cargill’s planned speech on March 1 at the Montgomery County Pastor Luncheon: “The Texas State Board of Education […]

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Rick Santorum’s War on Contraception

It’s no surprise that Rick Santorum, who returned to Texas this week to campaign with pastors at a McKinney church near Dallas, is opposed to a federal requirement that employer health insurance plans cover contraception. But the Republican presidential candidate went even further on Friday: “This has nothing to do with access. This is having […]

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