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White Supremacy Erases Its Violence: The Predictable Blaming of Antifa

…throwing our elected government on their own social media. https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1347911025601994758 So what was Gaetz’s message shortly after a human had been beaten to death with a fire extinguisher outside the chamber? He first activated conservative fantasies about “the #BLM and left-wing rioters … this summer when we saw violence sweep across this nation,” to the applause of a group of his GOP colleagues. Then Gaetz falsely claim…

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Watch John Oliver Satirize IRS’ Lack of Church Oversight

…the prevalence of abuse in any church environment lacking adequate accountability structures. Even though the church formally dissolved in January 2015, the distribution of their assets remains buried beneath a myriad of LLCs. (For more on that, go to wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com.) Even should a church be reported for financial misconduct it would hardly matter since the IRS hasn’t investigated a single church case in over five years. Furtherm…

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A Public Monument to Atheism—In Florida

…dments on display in front of the Bradford County Courthouse. How did this come about? As reported by news4jax.com: American Atheists had sued to have the aforementioned Ten Commandments monument taken down, and in an effort to mediate, the county asked the monument’s sponsoring group, the Community Men’s Fellowship, to remove it—but the group refused. Rather than incur the expense involved in dismantling this 5-foot, 6-ton stone slab, Bradford Co…

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Anti-Gay Violence Rages in Gambia; Conservative ‘Complementarity’ Confab; Coming Out in Iraq Can Be Death Sentence; Global LGBT Recap

…ming Out is a Death Sentence’ The International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission published this week “When Coming Out is a Death Sentence,” a report on the persecution of LGBT Iraqis, and “We’re Here: Iraqi LGBT People’s Accounts of Violence and Rights Abuses.” From IGLHRC: LGBT people in Iraq have long been persecuted. But the rising tide of turmoil today puts many at imminent risk of death. The Islamic State prescribes death for the “practi…

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Q Shaman’s New Age-Radical Right Blend Hints at the Blurring of Seemingly Disparate Categories

…onspirituality, and there are some in the wellness, yoga, and spirituality communities who have become deeply concerned about the interpenetration of the two. When asked by the Arizona Republic about where he got his ideas, Jake Angeli mentioned “internet research” and Behold a Pale Horse by William Cooper. Cooper was another Arizona resident, killed by police, whose book went on to influence QAnon and the right-wing Patriot movement. YouTube rese…

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The War at the Values Voters Summit

…more outlandish antics. Charles Mitchell, who blogs at evangelicalsformitt.com but is not formally affiliated with the Romney campaign, said, “We don’t just want you to get up there and pound your foot and say, ‘I’m pro-life!’ ‘Let’s go after gay marriage!’” He also said that evangelicals like him are frustrated by publicity stunts like Judge Roy Moore’s defiance of a court order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from his courthouse. “Where di…

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Mexican Bishops Exorcism Against Equality; African Bishops Oppose ‘Enemy of Human Race’; Israeli Islamic Leader Anti-Gay Op-Ed

…ces!” he said. “What great richness this diversity is, a diversity which becomes complimentary, but also reciprocal. It binds them, one to the other.” “Children mature seeing their father and mother like this; their identity matures being confronted with the love their father and mother have, confronted with this difference,” he said. Italy: Large protest in Rome against marriage equality Hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in Rome on Sat…

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The Birth of Glenn Beck’s Nation

…coverage concludes that Beck is, at best, “bonkers.” Alex Pareene of Salon.com, however, realizes that perhaps this is not “some sort of victory”; that leaving Fox is not the end of Beck, but rather that his legacy might not be as a talking head but as an amateur historian, the creator of Beck University, with a clear, and popular, articulation of nation. The tagline for BU promises, “learn history as it really happened” with David Barton responsi…

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DeVos Literally Can’t Name a Discriminatory Policy She’d Refuse to Fund

…that, if a state approved it for its voucher program, that you would step in and say, that’s not how we’re going to use our federal dollars,” Clark summarized after DeVos again refused to answer the congresswoman’s questions. After DeVos offered irrelevant platitudes about how parents and communities are “best equipped” to make decisions about school choice (wholly neglecting any discussion of federal funds), Clark concluded her allotted time wit…

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