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War on Easter outrages Fox News: ‘I don’t remember a bunny in the Bible story’

The outraged hosts of Fox News’ morning show on Wednesday said that public schools should just “take the religion as it is, celebrate it and move on” after one Alabama school canceled all Easter-themed events. Last week, WHNT reported that the principal of Heritage Elementary School in Madison had instructed…

Veteran Republican senator: Marriage equality ‘is the new conservative position’

Former Sen. Larry Pressler (R-SD), a Vietnam veteran who served in Congress for more than two decades, said Tuesday on Current TV that the movement for marriage equality is much like the movement for racial equality, and confidently declared that the Republican Party is now in the process of making…

Catholic parish in Missouri raided after child porn downloads

Federal and state authorities on Tuesday raided a Catholic parish in Independence, Missouri as part of an investigation into child pornography. A spokesperson for the Catholic Dioceses of Kansas City-St. Joseph said that investigators tracked down child porn downloads to an IP address used by an unsecured wireless network at…

Colbert on marriage equality: ‘What’s the hurry, gays?’

The sight of people demonstrating in favor of marriage equality as the Supreme Court heard arguments on the issue unnerved Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night, citing a statement from Justice Samuel Alito earlier in the day. Same-sex marriage, Alito said while hearing arguments on the issue, “is newer than cell…

Jon Stewart demolishes Republican’s superficial new messaging strategy

On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart ripped into the Republican Party’s so-called “autopsy” report for advocating merely superficial changes to the party. “It is a document of idealism, principle and hope, named for the process bodies pulled from a river undergo,” Stewart remarked. The report,…

Bill O’Reilly says same sex marriage foes are just a bunch of Bible thumpers

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly knocked opponents of same sex marriage on Tuesday night, claiming they had a weak argument that relied entirely on religious beliefs. The conservative Fox News host was discussing two cases before the Supreme Court regarding same sex marriage with his colleague Megyn Kelly. During the…

Creator of drone causalities visualization hopes data will ‘shock’ people

Wesley Grubbs of Pitch Interactive told HuffPost Live on Tuesday that he created an interactive graph of the U.S. drone campaign in Pakistan to highlight civilian causalities. “We want to shock people,” he explained. “What we tried to do though with this was not just shock people with the number…

Missouri Republican: LGBT people ‘deserve the right to be themselves’

A Missouri lawmaker said Tuesday she supported protecting LGBT people from discrimination because of her Republican beliefs, not in spite of them. “As a Republican, I just find it hard to believe that if we are the party of small government, why are we in people’s bedrooms?” state Rep. Anne…

Republican says marriage is like selling alcohol and cutting hair

Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa said Tuesday that same sex marriage should be prohibited because the government had the right to regulate human behavior. “The state’s require a marriage license,” King said. “A license is by definition a permit to do that which is otherwise illegal. Licenses are used…

Limbaugh on marriage equality: ‘Who’s to say you cannot have sex with a child?’

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday concluded that permitting same sex marriage would effectively legalize pedophilia. In a clip posted by Media Matters, Limbaugh expanded on a caller’s argument against the Supreme Court coming down on the side of LGBT rights. “She was talking about contracts, folks, just so…

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