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Tennessee bill allows Christian counselors to reject suicidal LGBT students

The Tennessee state Senate on Monday considered a bill that would allow counselors to discriminate against LGBT students, sexually-active students or anyone else based on religious objections. Republican state Sen. Joey Hensley encouraged fellow senators to pass SB 514 to “prevent an institution of high education from discriminating against a…

Minnesota legislator introduces ‘ex-gay’ friend during marriage equality debate

Minnesota state Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen (R) took an unusual step during hearings about same sex marriage in that state. According to Think Progress, Gruenhagen took a “point of personal privilege” during the hearing to introduce Kevin Petersen, Gruenhagen’s personal friend and his ally against the effort to legalize same sex…

Fox & Friends on Ryan’s Obamacare repeal plan: ‘That’s never going to fly’

It would seem that Rep. Paul Ryan hasn’t been reading the directives sent by Fox News don Roger Ailes. Although Ryan has continued to push hard for a complete repeal of Obamacare in recent weeks, even the Right’s central command is calling his effort a waste of time. “Even though…

Woman injured in LAPD manhunt says cops won’t pay taxes on replacement truck

The attorney for a woman who was mistakenly targeted by Los Angeles police during the manhunt for Christopher Dorner in February has accused the department of breaking its promise of a new truck for her. “You tried to murder the woman, you put 102 bullet holes in her truck,” Glen…

O’Reilly claims he ‘elevated’ debate by shouting about Obama’s ‘bullsh*t’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly says that by shouting “bullshit” and insisting liberal contributor Alan Colmes was “lying” when he said President Barack Obama had offered to reform Social Security, he has actually “elevated” the discussion for “the whole world.” O’Reilly opened his Fox News show on Monday by defending…

Protesters on 16-year-old boy’s death: ‘NYPD, KKK, how many kids did you kill today?’

A protest march in Brooklyn, New York, on Monday night turned into a confrontation between police and demonstrators amid reports of bottles being thrown at officers out of anger over the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy at the hands of New York Police detectives. According to Global Grind, police…

Florida police gun down disabled man threatening to kill himself with gasoline

Two officers in Florida have been placed on leave and a family is demanding answers after a suicidal man was shot and killed by police over the weekend. The mother of 43-year-old Arthur Dixon Jr. called St. Petersburg police on Sunday evening because he doused himself with gasoline and threatened…

Maddow: Screaming man at conservative conference got ‘spit all over my face’

On Monday night, Rachel Maddow, host of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” stopped by “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and discussed the decision by the organizers of the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) not to invite New Jersey’s Gov. Chris Christie to this year’s conference, but rather to include…

Fox News guest Zerlina Maxwell: ‘I refuse to be silenced’ by rape threats

Democratic strategist Zerlina Maxwell on Monday said she would not be silenced by vulgar insults and threats of violence, and would continue speaking out against rape. “I’m certainly taking steps to protect my emotional health, but I will not be quiet because I refuse to be bullied into silence,” she…

MSNBC contributor slams Rep. Paul Ryan’s ‘austerity at all costs’ fetish

Joy-Ann Reid, the managing editor of TheGrio.com and a MSNBC contributor, blasted House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Monday for saying his budget plan included the repeal of Obamacare. “Paul Ryan is essentially proposing to balance the budget in ten years, his previous draconian budget did so in…

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