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2016 GOP Hopefuls Line Up to Defend Indiana's Discriminatory 'Religious Freedom' Law


The leading GOP contenders for the 2016 White House race have spoken out about Indiana's new "religious freedom" law and the #BoycottIndiana backlash - with all candidates supporting the law to varying degrees.

Find out exactly what each right-winger said to get a glimpse into how the debate over these "license to discriminate" proposals will likely play out over the coming election, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rand Paul: Same-sex Marriage Debate is the Result of a 'Moral Crisis' in America - VIDEO


Speaking before a group of religious leaders at a private prayer breakfast in Washington D.C. on Thursday, Rand Paul suggested that the marriage equality debate was taking place because the country is facing a "moral crisis."

Said Paul:

“Don’t always look to Washington to solve anything. In fact, the moral crisis we have in our country, there is a role for us trying to figure out things like marriage, there’s also a moral crisis that allows people to think that there would be some sort of other marriage.” 

Paul, who is expected to announce his presidential bid early next month, went on to suggest that America is in need of "another Great Awakening" complete with "tent revivals."


[via Right Wing Watch]

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Rand Paul: Calling Same-Sex Unions 'Marriage' Really 'Offends' Him and Others - VIDEO


In an interview with Fox News' Bret Baier on Friday, self-described "libertarian conservative" Sen. Rand Paul lamented the spread of marriage equality and wished everyone could just go back to referring to same-sex unions as anything other than "marriage."

Said Paul:

“I’m for traditional marriage. I think marriage is between a man and a woman. Ultimately, we could have fixed this a long time ago if we just allowed contracts between adults. We didn’t have to call it marriage, which offends myself and a lot of people...”

Watch the segment, AFTER THE JUMP...

The Washington Blade adds:

The potential 2016 contender, who’s won the straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference the last three times, is reportedly prepared to announce his candidacy for the White House next month.

Ian Sams, spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee, said Paul’s remarks demonstrate the potential candidate’s true colors as far-right conservative.

“By saying he’s willing to broaden the GOP’s tent and reach out to new constituencies, Rand Paul is trying to pull the wool over our eyes,” Sams said. “Saying marriage equality ‘offends’ him gives us yet another glimpse of Paul’s true colors — a restrictive, retro social agenda that sets back LGBT rights and questions longstanding gains in civil rights. Support for marriage equality is at record highs, and most Americans now live in states where it’s legal. What’s truly offensive is Rand Paul’s insistence on being stuck in the past and failing to support equal rights for LGBT Americans.”

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'Documentary' on Impending Criminalization of Christianity Features a Who's Who of Anti-gay GOP Loons: VIDEO


Last week, we reported on an upcoming religious "documentary" titled Light Wins: How to Overcome the Criminalization of Christianity detailing the supposed persecution of Christians at the hands of the LGBT fight for equality.

In that first preview video released, we saw Mike Huckabee and Scott Lively spouting anti-gay bile. Now, Right Wing Watch has pointed to a second preview featuring a number of current GOP congressmen with piss poor track records on equality issues.

Featured in the new preview:

  • Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) - Compared gay rights advocates to Nazis and has expressed his concern that same-sex massages in the military will leave gay military service members "vulnerable to terrorism".
  • Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) - Claimed the Supreme Court's DOMA ruling was an attack on Jesus Christ and harmful to children. In 2013, he also reintroduced the Federal Marriage Amendment which would constitutionally ban same-sex marriage nationwide. 
  • Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) - In 2011 proposed impeaching Obama over the president's support for the repeal of DOMA. 
  • Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) - Called a federal judge's ruling overturning Kentucky's ban on gay marriage "illegitimate". He also landed in hot water in 2013 after linking gay marriage to polygamy and "non-human" marriage.  

Rather than sum up the jaw-dropping statements made in the second preview of this sham film, it might be best if you just check it out yourself AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rand Paul Was A Longtime Member Of AIDS-Denialist Medical Group


Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is a legitimate medical doctor, specifically an ophthalmologist. He is, however, not an epidemiologist, which would explain in part why he's made an utter fool of himself in the discussion of vaccines. What explains it further is that Paul was once a member of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, a group founded in the 40's to "fight socialized medicine and to fight the government takeover of medicine," as The New Civil Rights Movement points out.

The group, which is still in existence, got an early start on the anti-vaccination movement and said in a 2007 press release that it "promised to do everything it can to support parents who refuse to immunize their children" because they too believed that vaccines cause autism. Also among the group's beliefs: HIV doesn't cause AIDS.

An advisor to Paul, Doug Stafford, tried to spin some damage control to BuzzFeed, telling them "he didn’t know if Paul was still a member of the group but that he joined because it was a group of pro-life doctors. He said Paul does not endorse all the group’s views."

Stafford neglected to say which views, precisely, the Senator does not endorse.

Jon Stewart Skewers the GOP Responses to SOTU: 'How Many F--king People Are At This Tea Party?' - VIDEO


With the State of the Union address behind us, Jon Stewart took an exasperated look last night at the many nominees for this year's Implody Award for "outstanding achievement in unforced response speech errors."

Nominees included Senator Jodi Ernst for her mind-numbing official GOP response, Rep. Curt Clawson for his rambling Tea Party response and Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz for their own ego-driven personal responses. 

Stewart, before awarding this year's Implody to Cruz, offered up some sage advice to the Texas firebrand:

"If you're looking to run for president, maybe you shouldn't make your response to the State of the Union look like a ransom video...or the part of the porno everybody fast forwards through."


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