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Slaying of Lesbian Couple in Galveston Investigated as Possible Hate Crime

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 6:28am
The horrifying murders of a vacationing lesbian couple from Houston in nearby Galveston, Texas, is being investigated as a potential hate crime, according to authorities quoted by Texas blogs covering the case. Lone Star Q reports that police investigators told them that anti-gay bias had not been ruled out as a potential motive for the […]

Hatewatch Headlines – 3/12/14

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 6:18am
Media Matters: What media outlets should know about the bogus ‘study’ smearing the Southern Poverty Law Center. Raw Story: ‘Sovereign citizens’ in Georgia to serve prison time for trying to take over foreclosed homes. DiversityInc: Racial tension escalates at UCLA Law School as black student receives hate mail after raising diversity issues. JoeMyGod:  Scott Lively […]

Hatewatch Headlines – 3/11/14

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 7:15am
Mother Jones: An in-depth profile of Scott Lively, the extremist American pastor behind Uganda’s anti-gay crackdown – and Russia’s too. AlterNet: Republican lawmaker’s racially charged tweet: Crime would increase if NBA folded. Al Jazeera America: A small town in West Virginia struggles to deal with hate crimes in wake of anti-Muslim vandalism. Daily Kos: Far-right […]

Mock Arrests of Pastors for ‘Defending Faith’ Creates Uproar

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 1:56pm
It certainly made for a startling video: police, lights ablaze, pull up to local churches. Once inside, they march up to the pulpit and place the pastor preaching there under arrest, in front of the congregation. The men of the cloth are perp-walked out of the church with handcuffs on. This very scenario created a […]

Hatewatch Headlines – 3/10/14

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 6:22am
The Rant: Speeding ticket goes horribly awry for ‘sovereign citizen’ in North Carolina. Mother Jones: How Steve Stockman’s strange ‘un-campaigns’ got him elected to Congress in a deep-red Texas district. WPTZ-TV: Vermont lesbian couple sues small town over decade of discrimination and harassment. DiversityInc: Ethnicity has replaced race as the chief source of bias in […]

Racists to Party Tonight at CPAC

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 3:46pm
White nationalists attending the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) are planning to gather discreetly this evening at a steak house in the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center near Washington, DC, which is playing host to the conference. The gathering is sponsored by  the National Policy Institute (NPI), a white nationalist “think tank” whose mission […]

FRC Hot Mic: Boykin Jokes about Jews, Says Obama Supports Al Qaeda, Sends Them Subliminal Messages

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 2:10pm
The Family Research Council’s executive vice president, Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin (retired), was caught on a “hot mic” following a panel yesterday at the National Security Action Summit, which was held just down the street from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Boykin could be heard, in an awkward attempt at humor, telling a reporter […]

Hatewatch Headlines – 3/7/14

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 8:05am
Politix: Conservative columnist unhappy that ’12 Years a Slave’ doesn’t show the happy side of slavery. Right Wing Watch: At CPAC, the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre enunciates a nightmarishly paranoid vision of America. Newshounds: Fox and Friends foments more fear of Muslims with ‘security expert’ from anti-Islamic group. Wonkette: A gazillion militia patriots are about to […]

Suspect in Montana Clinic Vandalism May Be Linked to Controversial ‘Crisis Pregnancy’ Center

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 1:26pm
A man arrested for seriously vandalizing a medical clinic this week in Kalispell, Mont.,  that performs abortions is reportedly the son of a board member of a local anti-abortion “crisis pregnancy” clinic, which has itself been the center of controversy after white supremacists in the area raised funds for it. The clinic, All Families Healthcare, […]

Hatewatch Headlines – 3/6/14

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 6:52am
Raw Story: Boca Raton, Fla., man flying KKK flags assures community: ‘We don’t beat up on faggots or blacks’. Progressive Populist: Victoria Jackson, ex-SNL cast member and Tea Party candidate in Tennessee, goes off the deep end with a ukulele. Right Wing Watch: Far-right gun lobbyist Larry Pratt says he’s glad that members of Congress […]

Colorado Gubernatorial Candidate Contemplated ‘Civil War’ against Obama Administration

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 3:57pm
Now that former Congressman Bob Beauprez has officially entered the race for the Republican nomination for governor in Colorado, his long record as a rabble-rousing conservative is being closely examined. This week an old video he recorded in 2012 resurfaced at ColoradoPols.com, showing Beauprez contemplating the possibility that Americans might turn to violent revolt against […]

Architect of North Dakota Takeover Returns Properties to Town

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 1:42pm
The tiny town of Leith, N.D. has won big. Craig Cobb, the neo-Nazi who tried to buy up the windswept patch of weary houses, abandoned lots and gravel streets and turn it into an all-white enclave called “Cobbsville,” no longer owns any property in the town of 16 residents, according to The Associated Press. Cobb, […]

Hatewatch Headlines – 3/5/14

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 7:34am
Talking Points Memo: The origins of the ‘religious freedom’ movement that exploded onto the national scene last week. ThinkProgress: Fox host Tucker Carlson appears on Alex Jones show, declares that government hands out spoils ‘based on skin color’. Indiana Daily Student: Under the guise of revered values, Traditional Youth Network promotes far-right ideology reminiscent of […]

NPR Faces Listener Backlash After Scott Lively Interview

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 2:12pm
Evangelical crusader Scott Lively, who is credited with inspiring anti-gay legislation in both Uganda and Russia, was interviewed last week on National Public Radio’s “Tell Me More” program by host Michel Martin to discuss Uganda’s harsh new statute outlawing homosexuality. The interview, which lasted over 10 minutes, included the usual doses of Lively’s incendiary rhetoric, […]

Anti-Catholic Cult Hit With Half Billion-Dollar Judgment

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 1:16pm
Christhiaon Coie has spent 43 years waiting for the day when the brutal, Catholic- and gay-hating cult leader who she says raped her and numerous other girls, some of them as young as 8, would get his just desserts. Last week, that day finally arrived. In Miller County, Ark., a judge ordered a church run […]

Mark Regnerus, Author of Discredited Anti-LGBT Study, Testifies in Federal Court

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 10:32am
It’s been a busy couple of days for University of Texas at Austin sociology professor Mark Regnerus, whose methodologically flawed and thoroughly discredited study with suspect ties has provided ammunition for anti-LGBT groups and policies since its 2012 publication  in the United States and around the world. The study even appeared on flyers used by […]

Hatewatch Headlines – 3/4/14

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 7:32am
Salon.com: The psychology of hate: How we deny human beings their humanity. Crooks and Liars: How LaRouchites manage to keep fielding candidates posing as Democrats. Right Wing Watch: Why are conservative pundits and media outlets embracing anti-Semitic tabloids? The Grio: Uganda’s vicious anti-gay laws have their roots in America’s battle over gay rights. Bismarck Tribune: […]

Hatewatch Headlines – 3/3/14

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 7:54am
Mississippi Business Journal: House committee strips ‘religious freedom’ bill of provisions that would permit discrimination. New York Times: Anti-gay laws gain global attention and traction, while countering them remains a challenge. Media Matters: CNN and MSNBC expose Alliance Defending Freedom, the anti-gay group behind Arizona’s SB 1062. Right Wing Watch: John Derbyshire proclaims the future […]

Two Members of Notorious Kehoe Family Plead to Weapons Charges

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 2:58pm
A father-and-son team that’s fought the government, disregarded its laws and embraced violently white supremacist views for decades decided Friday not to take chances with an Arizona jury. Instead of going to trial on multiple federal charges, Kirby K. Kehoe, 65, and his 37-year-old son, Cheyne, struck plea deals with federal prosecutors, with each pleading […]

Neo-Nazi Pleads to Terrorizing as Leith, N.D., Takeover Drama Comes to a Close

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 2:15pm
The part black and completely over the top white supremacist Craig Cobb pleaded guilty Thursday to menacing and terrorizing the residents of the tiny town of Leith, N.D., which he once hoped to buy up and turn into an all-Aryan enclave called “Cobbsville.” “I apologize for my behavior and I regret my actions,” Cobb told […]
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