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Christian Publisher: If You Oppose Trump, You’re A Pharisee (AUDIO/VIDEO)

Christian Publisher: If You Oppose Trump, You’re A Pharisee (AUDIO/VIDEO)

By any standard, Donald Trump enters 2018 on very shaky ground. As of Friday night, his average approval rating, as calculated by FiveThirtyEight, stands at 39.1 percent. While his numbers have ticked up slightly since Christmas, this is still the lowest approval rating for a newly-elected president at this early stage since opinion polling began. […]

Religious Right Radio Host: Obama Was Under ‘Communist Influence’ And Couldn’t Have Been A Scout (AUDIO)

Religious Right Radio Host: Obama Was Under ‘Communist Influence’ And Couldn’t Have Been A Scout (AUDIO)

In the wake of Donald Trump’s bizarre and unhinged speech to the 2017 Boy Scout Jamboree, a number of observers have drawn sharp contrasts with Barack Obama’s scouting history. While Trump never spent a day in scouting, Obama spent part of his childhood in Indonesia as the equivalent of a Cub Scout. But a prominent […]

Bryan Fischer Tells Trump To Go Dictator, Ignore Judge On Travel Ban (VIDEO)

Bryan Fischer Tells Trump To Go Dictator, Ignore Judge On Travel Ban (VIDEO)

The right wing fringe would like you to believe that Barack Obama was a monstrous dictator. Every time Obama issued an executive order, right wing radio hosts wrung their hands and gnashed their teeth. But whenever Donald Trump issues an executive order, like clockwork they stand up and applaud. Also, like clockwork, when a judge […]

RWNJ Black Pastor: You ‘Hate God’ If You Don’t Want Prayer In School (AUDIO, VIDEO)

RWNJ Black Pastor: You ‘Hate God’ If You Don’t Want Prayer In School (AUDIO, VIDEO)

The religious right has used a very simple formula to get ahead over the years. By hyping up social issues like abortion and gay rights, they wedged away white voters–especially in the South–who would otherwise have no business voting Republican. For some time, they’ve tried to use that same formula to make inroads among black […]

Fundie Host: If You Oppose Displaying The Ten Commandments, You’re A ‘Traitor’ (VIDEO, TWEET)

Fundie Host: If You Oppose Displaying The Ten Commandments, You’re A ‘Traitor’ (VIDEO, TWEET)

When the cameras are on, the religious right would like you to believe that all it wants is to be a voice for Americans who hold traditional Judeo-Christian values. But as I’ve mentioned a number of times, whenever the likes of Pat Robertson, Ralph Reed, and Franklin Graham think they’re only preaching to the choir, […]

Fundies Think Gold Star Dad Was ‘Dishonest’ And Sending ‘Two Messages’ (WITH AUDIO)

Fundies Think Gold Star Dad Was ‘Dishonest’ And Sending ‘Two Messages’ (WITH AUDIO)

We already knew that the religious right is so determined to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House. After all, she’s been their pet hate for two decades. But how far are they willing to go? Well, if what we’ve heard from American Family Radio morning drive-time host Sandy Rios is any indication, they’re […]

Leading Fundie Radio Host Questions Patriotism Of A Gold Star Dad (WITH AUDIO)

Leading Fundie Radio Host Questions Patriotism Of A Gold Star Dad (WITH AUDIO)

By now, you’ve heard about Donald Trump’s disgraceful smearing of Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of the late Army Captain Humayun Khan. But it turns out that on the day Trump first began his outrageous attacks on a Gold Star couple, a prominent Christianist radio host managed to outdo the Donald in smearing the Khans. How […]

Fundie Host Bryan Fischer: Christians Can’t Have ‘Diverse Opinions’ (WITH VIDEO)

Fundie Host Bryan Fischer: Christians Can’t Have ‘Diverse Opinions’ (WITH VIDEO)

If you’ve known me for any period of time, you’ll know that one of the fastest ways to get my dander up is to tell me that I can’t be a Christian and a liberal. So you can probably imagine that it took me awhile to calm down when one of the looniest religious right talk […]

Wingnut Host Bryan Fischer: If You Don’t Force The Bible On People, You’re ‘Doing The Devil’s Work’

Wingnut Host Bryan Fischer: If You Don’t Force The Bible On People, You’re ‘Doing The Devil’s Work’

Late Friday, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam vetoed a bill that would have declared the Bible the official state book of the Volunteer State. While there is no doubt this caused a lot of heads to explode on the religious right, no reaction has been nearly as wingnutty as that of American Family Radio afternoon host […]

Bryan Fischer: Marriage Equality Decision Is Not The Law Of The Land

Bryan Fischer: Marriage Equality Decision Is Not The Law Of The Land

Last Wednesday, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore ordered his state’s probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. It should come as no surprise that the religious right essentially gave Moore a standing ovation. But none have gone as far as American Family Radio afternoon host Bryan Fischer. He thinks Moore was right to […]

Sandy Rios Calls Obama An ‘Atheist’ With ‘Muslim Sympathies’

Sandy Rios Calls Obama An ‘Atheist’ With ‘Muslim Sympathies’

Sandy Rios, the morning drive-time host on American Family Radio, has compiled a record over the years that’s almost as sordid as that of AFR’s most (in)famous personality, Bryan Fischer. This is a woman who considers borderline terroristic threats to be “words of life” and has suggested that the Philadelphia train derailment may have happened […]

Bryan Fischer Agrees That Texas Floods May Be Punishment For ‘Witchcraft And Sodomy’

Bryan Fischer Agrees That Texas Floods May Be Punishment For ‘Witchcraft And Sodomy’

Leave it to Bryan Fischer to claim that this week’s horrific flooding in areas of Texas is some sort of divine punishment. When a caller on Thursday’s edition of American Family Radio’s “Focal Point” suggested that the floods were punishment for embracing “witchcraft and sodomy,” Fischer embraced it with open arms. During the second hour […]

Bryan Fischer Tries–And Fails–To Spin Ouster As American Family Association Spokesman

Bryan Fischer Tries–And Fails–To Spin Ouster As American Family Association Spokesman

In case you missed it, on Wednesday night it was announced that the American Family Association had pushed out Bryan Fischer as its chief issues analyst. The move came under pressure from a red-faced Republican National Committee, which didn’t want the embarrassment of having an RNC trip to Israel being funded by a group whose […]

Bryan Fischer Loses His Paycheck–But Not His Mic, At Least For Now

Bryan Fischer Loses His Paycheck–But Not His Mic, At Least For Now

As you may recall, late last night the American Family Association ousted Bryan Fischer as its top spokesman and issues analyst. Reportedly, Fischer got the boot due to a litany of claims over the years that the Nazi Party was founded by gay people and that gay activists are cut from the same cloth as […]

Religious Right Pundit Alex McFarland: Protest Of Response Prayer Rally Was ‘Borderline Treasonous’

Religious Right Pundit Alex McFarland: Protest Of Response Prayer Rally Was ‘Borderline Treasonous’

The religious right likes to keep up the pretense that all it wants is a place at the table. But occasionally, a prominent religious right leader will let slip what its real agenda is–it wants to push everyone else away from the table. One of those moments came on Monday morning. The host of one […]

Sandy Rios Is Looking For Radical Muslims Under Every Rock

Sandy Rios Is Looking For Radical Muslims Under Every Rock

Over the years, I’ve wondered–how in the world is Bryan Fischer still on the payroll with the American Family Association? This is, after all, a guy who thinks abortion and gay rights are just evil–but has no problem at all with torture. Well, it turns out that his colleagues are equally unhinged. Take, for instance, […]

Christian Apologist Frank Turek: States Can Nullify Federal Court Decisions On Marriage Equality

Christian Apologist Frank Turek: States Can Nullify Federal Court Decisions On Marriage Equality

// //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js If you follow the religious right for any period of time, you’ll quickly discover that as unhinged as its spokesmen can sometimes sound in public, they sound even more so when they think they’re speaking just to their followers. For instance, in 2012, after being deservedly slammed for attacking President Obama’s faith, Franklin […]

Bryan Fischer: Shepard Smith Condemned Ebola Fear-Mongering Because He’s A Gay Liberal

Bryan Fischer: Shepard Smith Condemned Ebola Fear-Mongering Because He’s A Gay Liberal

Bryan Fischer, the chief policy analyst for the American Family Association, has said more than his fair share of unhinged stuff. But he may have outdone himself on Thursday’s edition of “Focal Point” on American Family Radio. He thinks that Shepard Smith condemned the rampant fear-mongering about Ebola because–wait for it–he’s not only liberal, but […]

Allen West: Radio Show Caller Who Went Into Ugly Racist Rant Was A Plant

Allen West: Radio Show Caller Who Went Into Ugly Racist Rant Was A Plant

Last Thursday, Sandy Rios, the morning drive-time host on American Family Radio, had Allen West as her guest. One of the callers, “Richard,” declared that Obama has forfeited his right to live with his constant lies, and suggested the Ku Klux Klan ought to lynch him. People for the American Way got a clip. To […]

Christian Radio Host: Death Penalty Makes It Easier To Get Criminals Saved

Christian Radio Host: Death Penalty Makes It Easier To Get Criminals Saved

If you listen to right-wing Christian radio long enough, you expect to hear some pretty bizarre things. A textbook example came on today’s edition of “Focal Point” on American Family Radio. Host Bryan Fischer, who also doubles as the chief policy analyst for the American Family Association, offered one of the strangest arguments for the […]