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Richard Land (The Christian Right's 'ethicist') to face ethics panel over Trayvon Martin comments

Richard Land, a Southern Baptist leader who offended some blacks with his comments about the Trayvon Martin shooting case, now faces plagiarism allegations that will be the focus of an investigation launched by the church ethics panel that he leads.

Land, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, apologized for the remarks about the shooting in an April 16 letter to the convention’s president, Bryant Wright.

Land, on a recent episode of his radio show, called some black religious leaders “race hustlers” for stirring up interest in the case, in which an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer. Land also accused President Barack Obama of pouring “gasoline on the racialist fires” when the president said that if he had a son, he would look like Martin.

Land’s comments about the Martin case made waves nationally, in part because Southern Baptists, including Land, have been working diligently to reach out to minorities in recent years to broaden their appeal and make up for past sins. The group, the largest Protestant body in the nation, with 16 million members, has even considered taking “Southern” out of its name to distance itself from its former support of slavery and segregation.

http://www.indystar.com/article/B2/20120421/NEWS/304210094/Church-probes-Baptist-leader-Ethics-panel-looking-into-plagiarism-allegations?odyssey=nav|head

"We don't need social programs because we have charities and churches"

By now, we have all heard this conservative argument made on everything ranging from healthcare reform to welfare.

So, how is that coming along? How are charities and the churches helping the poor?

Oh right... One of the groups that actually does help the poor, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, is being told by the Vatican that it needs to make abortion and fighting Teh Gay it's central priorities instead.

So next time a conservative says this, ask them if they support the LCWR.

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/apr/19/nation/la-na-vatican-nuns-20120420

Fraud alert: James O'Keefe tried to obtain ballots with names of dead people, one's not quite dead

Robert William Beaulieu is 23-years-old, lives in Nashua, New Hampshire, and is a registered Democrat. He’s also very much not dead.

But you wouldn’t have known that if you watched the lastest undercover sting video from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, which featured a man with an Irish accent attempting to obtain a ballot on behalf of a Robert Beaulieu who lives on Cassandra Lane.

That’s the home University of New Hampshire graduate Robert W. Beaulieu, pictured above, shares with his parents. Robert P. Beaulieu, unrelated, died a few months back at the age of 84, and is apparently the man Project Vertitas’ investigator intended to impersonate. By all appearances, they got the wrong guy.

“I found out they were actually talking about me and not the man who passed away in October,” Robert W. Beaulieu told TPM. “The funny thing is, if they’d done any research, they would have found out the guy’s middle name is Paul and the guy specifically goes looking for William.”

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/01/okeefe_voter_fraud_stunt_confused_23-year-old_for_dead_84-year-old.php

This isn't just voter fraud anymore, this is identity theft. Prosecute them.

Bob Vander Plaats, anti-gay Christian Right leader, accused of trying to sell endorsement

Bob Vander Plaats’ endorsement of Rick Santorum has produced a backlash among conservatives in Iowa, some of whom are accusing the FAMiLY LEADER president of engaging in “pay for play” schemes and selling his coveted support to the highest bidder. Earlier this week, Santorum admitted that Vander Plaats approached the campaign with an indirect solicitation of money to help promote his support, but now other sources familiar with the talks between Vander Plaats and GOP candidates are characterizing the tactics as “corrupt.”

“Clearly the endorsement was for sale — without a doubt,” one source told ABC News’ Shushannah Walshe and Michael Falcone, stressing that Vander Plaats had tried to receive money for his support in past election cycles:

Though Santorum did not specify the dollar amount he and Vander Plaats discussed, multiple sources said he was soliciting as much as $1 million from Santorum and other candidates.

ABC News has learned that Vander Plaats tried to solicit money for his endorsement during the last presidential cycle too. A former staffer for Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential bid who is currently unaffiliated with a campaign said Vander Plaats came to them seeking money for his backing if he supported the former Massachusetts governor. “He wanted to be paid,” the former staffer said. “He was clearly looking for a paycheck. There was a conversation about him getting a title, but being a paid consultant was much more important.”

http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2011/12/23/394837/bob-vader-plaats-pay-for-play-scandal-charged-a-million-for-endorsement-asked-candidates-to-drop-out/

So much for being "Strong". Rick Perry runs from people asking why he's intent on demonizing gays

Rick Perry took another shot at Mitt Romney's offer of a $10,000 bet, but the Texas governor found himself under fire himself Sunday, heckled at a campaign stop over anti-gay bias, including by a man identifying himself as a Marine veteran from the Iraq war.

The heckling followed Perry's brief remarks to Iowa voters at a coffee shop in downtown Ames.

"Why are you demonizing gay and lesbian people?" shouted one heckler.

The governor did not respond to the hecklers and left the coffee shop shortly afterward.

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/dec/11/news/la-pn-perry-heckled-20111211

Perry/Bachmann - Together, they can run... from the gays.
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