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Michigan teacher suspended for playing pro-marriage equality song

A Michigan teacher says that she was trying to instill “tolerance to diversity” in her students when she played a song supporting same sex marriage last week, but instead she found herself suspended from South Lyon’s Centennial Middle School without pay. Susan Johnson told WJBK that an eighth-grade student had…

Rick Warren: Churches ‘probably’ responsible for negative views on LGBT people

Evangelical pastor Rich Warren on Thursday admitted that there was “probably” a chance that churches had a role in propagating negative views about gay men and lesbians. During an interview with Warren on CNN, host John Berman pointed out that the mother of Tyler Clementi, a gay teen who committed…

Maddow dings GOP for ‘diverse’ all-male leadership picks

As a handy guide for her viewers, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and her staff put together a clip-n-save style graphic showing the 19 men the GOP had selected so far to chair committees in the House of Representatives. “There may be a lot of diversity in terms of which flavors…

Country star wears Confederate flag for NBC Christmas special

Country music star Trace Adkins on Wednesday wore a tiny Confederate battle flag while singing on on NBC’s nationally-televised Christmas tree-lighting special. During his “Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire” performance, close-ups of Adkins clearly showed that his earpiece was covered with the flag of the Confederacy, which many consider…

Julian Assange warns the Internet is a threat to civilization

During an appearance on CNN Wednesday night, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange warned that mass surveillance was becoming a worldwide problem as technology progressed. Assange told CNN host Erin Burnett that the Internet had become enmeshed in human civilization, giving governments and others an unprecedented ability to spy on individuals en…

Robertson: Liberals ‘passionate’ about trying to ‘kill off old people’

Televangelist Pat Robertson says that people on the left pretend to be liberal but they “want death” because they are trying to “kill off old people” and “want to do away with unborn children.” Following a Tuesday CBN report about how the federal government was cracking down on anti-abortion protesters…

Documentary shows Catholic positions on abortion, contraception are relatively new

The group Catholics for Choice released a 45-minute documentary on Tuesday that seeks to educate viewers about moral theology and reproductive ethics not typically associated with Catholicism. “Contrary to popular opinion, there is more to Catholics’ beliefs than what the hierarchy espouses,” Jon O’Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, said.…

Glenn Beck dunks Obama figurine in jar of ‘urine’

Former Fox News conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck put on his art critic hat Tuesday and proceeded to dunk a figurine of President Barack Obama into a jar of what he claimed to be urine. Repeatedly calling himself one of the “100 most important people in the art industry,” Beck adopted…

Fox News psychiatrist: Woman ‘nuts’ for ‘gender bending’ son with a doll

Fox News’ resident psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow on Wednesday offered his professional opinion that a woman was “nuts” for buying her son a doll because it was “gender bending.” During a “Normal or Nuts?” segment on Fox & Friends, the Fox News Medical A-Team member responded to a viewer who…

Scarborough to Republicans: Start attacking Susan Rice for her ‘temperament’

Conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough is recommending that Republicans shift from attacking U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice over Benghazi and focus on her “temperament.” During a panel segment on Wednesday’s Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski reported that Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Lindsey Graham…

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