Post Tagged with: "Constitution"

Bryan Fischer: Torture Is A Christian Value (VIDEO)

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Conservatives have been falling all over themselves claiming that torture is perfectly constitutional and has value as an interrogation method. And now Bryan Fischer has declared torture a “Christian principle.”

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Justice Scalia Gets Constitution Wrong: Says It Doesn’t Ban Torture, Even Against Americans

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Apparently, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia never learned about the Eighth Amendment in law school.

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The Founding Fathers Were A Bunch Of Anti-American Commies, According To Rick Santorum (AUDIO)

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In yet another bashing of the separation of church and state, conservative “Christian” Rick Santorum referred to the cornerstone of the US Constitution as a communist idea that is totally anti-American.

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Wacko GOP Chair To American Muslims: ‘Except Jesus Chist Or Leave The Country’

This insane rant came from an elected official. Hopefully, he is removed from office.

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This insane rant came from an elected official. Hopefully, he is removed from office.

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Maryland Official Won’t Take Oath On Bible: I Was Elected To Uphold Constitution (VIDEO)

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Kudos to Jessica! I’m sure some backwards politicians in ‘Merica would rather place their hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible.

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Bryan Fischer: The First Amendment Only Applies To Christians, Doesn’t Protect Other Religions From Persecution

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In yet another outrageous and twisted interpretation of the Constitution, hate group American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer wrote that states have the right to persecute other religions because the First Amendment only applies to Christians.

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Oklahoma Statehouse Grounds Becomes Religion-Free Zone Once After Vandals Smash Ten Commandments Monument

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Vandalism is never the answer to disputes, but someone drove their vehicle on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds and smashed the Ten Commandments monument to pieces on Thursday night, once again making the public space a religion-free zone.

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Seattle Police Lawsuit Claims They Have The Right To Use Excessive Force Needlessly

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Seattle police officers lawsuit claiming that the use of excessive force is guaranteed by the US Constitution was thrown out by a federal judge.

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Texas Judge Opens Court With Prayer And Bible Readings To See Which Defendants Are Uncomfortable With Christianity

This court is now in session for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Repent or be jailed. Image via addictinginfo.org

Defendants fear that if they appear uncomfortable with the Christian ritual, the judge will be biased towards them when deciding their case.

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Conservative ‘Christian’ Tries To Use The Hobby Lobby Defense To Avoid Paying Taxes

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A conservative “Christian” pastor is using the Hobby Lobby defense in an effort to escape paying $1.1 million in back taxes that he and his wife have owed the federal government for 20 years.

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Conservative Writer Compares Same-Sex Marriage Non-Decision To Dred Scott Ruling That Justified Slavery

Conservative Writer Compares Same-Sex Marriage Non-Decision To Dred Scott Ruling That Justified Slavery

In perhaps the worst right-wing reaction to the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear multiple appeals of same-sex marriage rulings by several lower courts, a conservative writer for the National Review compared it to the Dred Scott case.

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Antonin Scalia Says Constitution Allows Government To Persecute Atheists, Founding Fathers Disagree

Antonin Scalia Says Constitution Allows Government To Persecute Atheists, Founding Fathers Disagree

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia likes to brag that he knows what the Founding Fathers intended when they wrote the Constitution, but his latest comments about the separation of church and state proves he really doesn’t know anything at all.

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Right-Wing Militia Leader Creates Facebook Page Offering Cash Reward To Anyone Who Removes President Obama From Office (IMAGE)

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A conservative militia leader hates President Obama so much that he has created a Facebook page offering a reward to any person who captures and removes President Obama from office.

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Texas Republican: Separation Of Church And State Is Comparable To Nazis Executing Jews (VIDEO)

Texas Republican: Separation Of Church And State Is Comparable To Nazis Executing Jews (VIDEO)

The GOP war against secularism continued in Texas on Tuesday when a Republican state senator used his inauguration speech to compare it to the Holocaust.

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Conservative Gun Range Owner Bans American Muslims From Practicing Their Own Second Amendment Rights

Conservative Gun Range Owner Bans American Muslims From Practicing Their Own Second Amendment Rights

Once again, conservatives have proved just how hypocritical they are when it comes to religious liberty and gun rights.

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South Carolina Teacher Tries To Force Atheist Student To Recite Pledge Of Allegiance, Threatens Him With Punishment

South Carolina Teacher Tries To Force Atheist Student To Recite Pledge Of Allegiance, Threatens Him With Punishment

An atheist student has blown the whistle on a teacher who tried to force him to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance against his will or face punishment for continuing to refuse.

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Right-Wing Nut Job Harasses Two FEMA Employees For Handing Out Natural Disaster Information (VIDEO)

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This guy is nothing but a bully, but his fans think he is a hero.

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Fox Host Elisabeth Hasselbeck Says Citizens Should Have To Pass A Test Before They Are Allowed To Vote (VIDEO)

Fox Host Elisabeth Hasselbeck Says Citizens Should Have To Pass A Test Before They Are Allowed To Vote (VIDEO)

Ignoring past tests that have been used to disenfranchise voters in United States history, Elisabeth Hasselbeck called for requiring people to pass a “citizenship test” to be allowed voting rights.

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Texas Court: It’s OK For Creepy Guys To Take ‘Upskirt’ Pictures Of Women Or Photos Of Children

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Yeah, you didn’t read that wrong. A Texas court actually made this disturbing ruling.

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Air Force Drops ‘So Help Me God’ Requirement From Enlistment Oath

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Altering the rules that govern a branch of the US military, in order to further your own religious or political agenda, should be absolutely forbidden.

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