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  • July 20, 2011 12:31 pm

    "The First Amendment was written neither to guarantee freedom of religion to Muslims or Buddhists or Hindus nor to prohibit their free exercise of religion. It wasn’t written about them one way or another. It was written for one specific purpose: to protect the free exercise of the Christian religion. We must be clear: the First Amendment does not prohibit the free exercise of alternative religions, but neither does it guarantee it. It simply does not address the issue at all."

    American Family Association spokesman and demagogue royale Bryan Fischer, trying to see how many feet he can get into his mouth.

    Our only question: If this is how he mangles the meaning of a single 45-word sentence, what’s that say about his interpretation of the Scriptures?

    (h/t Joe.My.God.)

  • January 27, 2011 2:31 pm

    Wyoming State Rep: Blow Up Congress With a Shotgun

    In a series of campaign videos last year, Gerald Gay (R-Casper), equipped with a Smith & Wesson double-action revolver, a pump-action shotgun, and a semi-automatic AR-15, destroys “socialism,” the Affordable Care Act, the US Capitol, and cap-and-trade (depicted in the video as two rather unfortunate turkeys). As he explains, following the symbolic destruction of President Obama’s legislative agenda, “that’s the way you deal with those kinds of government programs.” Tim Murphy has the whole story, and more Gay videos, at the link below.

    (Source: Mother Jones)