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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

And while we're on the subject of ignorance, irrationality, superstition, prejudice, and propaganda, ...

... why don't we look at what Salon regards as the 10 worst right-wing statements of the week — celebrity quack edition?  It ought to be good for a laugh, if it weren't so disturbing.

Still, none of these is as much of an "I can't believe any human being in the 21st century would say something so outrageous and ridiculous" statement as this from a month and a half ago, as reported by ThinkProgress (among others):
House Republicans Propose Nationwide ‘License To Discriminate’ Against Married Same-Sex Couples
But, lest anyone imagine that was an isolated incident now relegated to history, ThinkProgress reported this today:
U.S. Catholic Bishops Insist Upon Discriminating Against LGBT People

Apparently, we need a new Enlightenment.

Related (from this blog):
Expand Civil Rights, Make Them More Extensive and Inclusive

Also related (and also from this blog):
Stop Playing Politics with People's Lives!

Update:  This Salon article is another from last month, but it fits into this blog post as well (continuing to elucidate exactly how low the Far Right Wing Extremists will go in their rejection of the teachings of the Jesus whom they claim to revere in favor of illogical shite masquerading as Philosophy and written by Ayn Rand):
6 absurd right-wing lies about food stamps

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