Extreme Conservatives Making Irrational Sense of the Irrational

Dobson, Huckabee, Fischer, and Westboro Baptist Church Blame Ct. Shooting on Sinners
James Dobson, Ph.D., founder of Focus on the Family radio and an evangelical Christian author, believes that the Newtown shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary is linked to ongoing denial of God and religion in schools as well as gay marriage.  The massacre, according to Dobson, is due to the residents turning their back on God.
Like the flood that God sent to punish man’s wicked ways, the shooting serves as a warning or as The Westboro Baptist Church, known for protesting outdoor funerals of U.S.… more

Scientists Discover Epigenetics May Be Responsible for Homosexuality

Theories of Causes of Homosexuality
Homosexuality used to be thought of as a result of a domineering mother and an ineffectual father.  Religious zealots still believe it’s a “choice” of  a “gay lifestyle.”  The hereditary link has been established, but because of twins’ studies, scientists knew it wasn’t just a genetic link. In identical twins, there’s about a 20 percent chance that if one twin is gay, the other will be too. If genetic change were responsible for homosexuality, you’d expect a much higher match.
Scientists Have New Theory Why Homosexuality May Run in Families
The new study, published by William R.… more

American Family Radio Hard of Hearing

Buster Wilson

Right-Wing Pro-Family Radio Network Blames Gays for Disasters
Last week, former pastor, law enforcement officer, and Doctor of Divinity Buster Wilson, general manager of American Family Association (AFA), blamed Hurricane Isaac on the GLBT revelers who descended on New Orleans for their annual Southern Decadence Festival. Wilson said on AFA live call-in program of a network of more than 180 radio stations broadcasting Christian-oriented programming, that “there seems to be a pattern of LGBT-welcoming places like New Orleans and San Francisco experiencing frequent natural disasters such as hurricanes on the Gulf Coast and the “most devastating earthquakes in American history.”

Not Alone in His Johnny One-Note Sentiments
Instead of viewing the influx of 120,000 GLBT people yearly to Southern Decadence as a boost to the New Orleans’s economy recovering from Katrina and now Isaac, other pastors such as The Reverend Grant Storms continually fight against Southern Decadence.… more