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Hatewatch Headlines 4-3-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on April 3, 2015 - 8:58 am

Right Wing Watch: Ted Nugent goes on unhinged rant about shooting immigrants, ‘crushing’ Democrats, putting Hillary in jail.

Idaho Statesman: GOP leader from Idaho Falls warn of Muslims  ‘inflitrating’ the state so they can ‘rise up and kill’.

Crooks and Liars: Wisconsin Lutheran pastor resigns after sending rape threat email to local blogger.

WNEM-TV (Saginaw, MI): Mid-Michigan couple in militia group accused of stealing money, stockpiling weapons.

Raw Story: Georgia florist says she will serve adulterers, but not gay people, since that’s ‘a different kind of sin.’

Talking Points Memo: Mike Huckabee warns that gay-rights movement won’t stop ‘until there are no more churches.’

Media Matters: Does MSNBC know that it’s giving a platform to a virulent anti-LGBT hate group?

Hatewatch Headlines, 4/2/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on April 2, 2015 - 8:19 am

Salon: How right-wing bigots managed to invent a white-supremacist Jesus, battling under a banner of ‘religious freedom.’

Talking Points Memo: Yelp users troll owners of Indiana pizzeria who vow not to cater same-sex weddings.

Times Union (Albany, NY): Reputed Klansman facing federal charges in alleged anti-Muslim X-ray plot asks judge to dismiss charges.

WWSB-TV (Sarasota, FL): Bradenton restaurant receives disturbing message from self-proclaimed KKK member.

Crooks and Liars: Ex-Rep. Michelle Bachmann compares President Obama to deranged Germanwings pilot for negotiations with Iran.

Raw Story: Florida chef fires back at KKK threats over his interracial marriage, describes caller as a ‘coward.’

Daily Journal (Park Hill, MO): Appeals court denies KKK group’s effort to overturn pamphlet-distribution ban.

Los Angeles Times: Cliven Bundy and his posse tackle the U.S. government again, this time with official help.

MassLive: Scott Lively announces he’s expanding his anti-LGBT operations to Southern California.


Hatewatch Headlines 4/1/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on April 1, 2015 - 8:24 am

Salon: Robert Jeffress tells Liberty University students that 9/11 terrorist attacks were God’s punishment for abortion.

Right Wing Watch: Glenn Beck warns that criticism of Indiana’s ‘religious freedom’ law will lead to concentration camps.

New York Daily News: Plainclothes NYPD officer caught on video trying to humiliate Uber driver for being an immigrant.

WFAA-TV (Dallas, TX): Dallas mayoral candidate arrested, charged with tagging LGBT community with ‘666’ graffiti.

Access ADL: White supremacists stage protests across the nation against purported ‘white genocide.’

KRGV-TV (Rio Grande Valley, TX): Onetime border militiaman Kevin Massey seeks dismissal of felony gun-possession charges.

Think Progress: Arkansas could soon become nation’s most anti-LGBT state if governor signs ‘religious freedom’ bill.

Hatewatch Headlines 3/31/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on March 31, 2015 - 8:20 am

Right Wing Watch: Indiana activist urges state officials not to ‘clarify’ that ‘religious freedom’ bill doesn’t legalize discrimination.

Crooks and Liars: Montana ‘Patriot’ figure arrested for buying an illegally altered machine gun.

American Prospect: America’s willful ignorance of our history of lynching feeds modern-day racial hatred

Think Progress: Nevada lawmaker proposes new anti-transgender bill pushed by out-of-state lobbyist.

Raw Story: Connecticut college cancels classes over ‘No Niggers’ warning scrawled in bathroom.

Talking Points Memo: Ex-Gov. John Sununu accuses President Obama of ‘inciting’ birthers by planning trip to Kenya.

Montgomery Advertiser: Despite what some leaders claim, the Constitution, not the Bible, is the supreme law of the land.

Hatewatch Headlines 3/30/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on March 30, 2015 - 7:50 am

Associated Press: Indiana tries to contain the backlash from  bill legalizing anti-LGBT discrimination.

Media Matters: Discredited conspiracy theorist Larry Klayman is behind lawsuit accusing Hillary Clinton of racketeering.

Right Wing Watch: Retired Army Gen. Jerry Boykin calls on ‘God’s army’ to rise up and fight the ‘evil’ of gay rights.

Wonkette: Michigan AFA leader warns his constituents that there is a gay man in their midst, editing the Midland paper.

Talking Points Memo: Oklahoma students who used racist chant reportedly learned it at national SAE leadership gathering.

Arizona Journal: Arizona State Sen. Sylvia Allen comes under scrutiny for her actions surrounding law-enforcement bill.

Texas Observer: Riot at for-profit immigrant-detention center leaves small town pondering its future.

Washington Post: After spending 48 hours on the most toxic spaces on Reddit, some lessons in civility and futility.

Hatewatch Headlines 3/27/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on March 27, 2015 - 8:17 am

CNN: Indiana’s Gov. Pence signs bill permitting businesses to reject gays, NCAA expresses concern.

Communities Digital News: If you think ISIS is our biggest terrorism threat, think again.

Raw Story: Arizona Tea Party senator declares that church service attendance should become mandatory.

Think Progress: Retired Cardinals pitcher Curt Ford punched by white man at gas station who shouted racial slurs.

Identities.Mic: America’s hate groups are everywhere you’d least expect it.

Right Wing Watch: Rick Wiles warns that ‘violence and bloodshed’ against Christians is coming to America.

The Daily Beast: The silver lining in those hate-group statistics is that it’s getting harder out there for them.

Talking Points Memo: Who is the mysterious lawyer responsible for California’s ‘shoot all the gays’ initiative?

Hatewatch Headlines 3/26/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on March 26, 2015 - 8:24 am

Talking Points Memo: California attorney general vows to try to scuttle initiative mandating the execution of gay people. New Jersey’s high ranking among states with hate groups means we all need to get to work.

Raw Story: Ex-Oklahoma frat member asks for forgiveness for racist chant in video that went viral.

Salon: What’s at stake in the constitutional mess over Texas’ license plates and the Confederate flag.

Montgomery Advertiser (AL): Ku Klux Klan members protest Civil Right anniversary, claim that thousands more are joining them.

Valley Morning Star (Harlingen, TX): ‘Militia man’ who patrolled Texas border found competent to stand trial on weapon-possession charges.

Huffington Post: Oklahoma rejects man’s pro-LGBT vanity license plate because it would be ‘sexual in nature.’

Hatewatch Headlines 3/25/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on March 25, 2015 - 8:55 am

Talking Points Memo: ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson imagines vivid rape and murder scenario for atheist family.

WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC): ‘White genocide’ signs popping up around Asheville, leaving residents confused.

Right Wing Watch: Heritage Foundation event defends ‘ex-gay therapy’ as sound science, claims limit harm young people.

Raw Story: Texas racists break into black student’s home, terrorize her with threats of lynching.

Crooks and Liars: How Nevada’s Cliven Bundy faction plans to eradicate the BLM in Nevada.

WBRC-TV (Jackson, MS): Two Aryan Brotherhood members arrested in drug raid.

Animals 24-7: Humane Society of the U.S. president Wayne Pacelle cultivate ties with virulent anti-LGBT pastor.

Access ADL: FBI publishes manual on how law enforcement can deal with hate crimes.

Equality Matters: Conservative pundit Erick Erickson leading campaign for draconian anti-LGBT law in Georgia.

WMC-TV (Corinth, MS): Suspect in beating of gay man says he feared man would reveal his bisexuality.

Hatewatch Headlines 3/24/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on March 24, 2015 - 7:47 am

Talking Points Memo: FBI looking into Florida cops linked to racist video depiction of President Obama.

Right Wing Watch: Tony Perkins warns that a favorable Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage could lead to a full-blown revolution.

Oregonian: Feds indict Coos County ‘sovereign citizen’ for filing phony liens against federal judges, prosecutors.

DiversityInc:’s comments section becoming a haven for hate mongers.

Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS): Corinth police investigating brutal assault as an anti-gay hate crime, which aren’t designated in Mississippi.

Argus-Leader (Sioux Falls, SD): South Dakotans worried that polygamist FLDS group wants to expand its presence.

Al Jazeera America: Muslim police officers allege harassment, ‘constant suspicion.’

Orange County Register (CA): Garden Grove woman, part of white supremacist gang, gets 20 years for kidnapping, assault.

Raw Story: AFA’s Sandy Rios warns her Christian listeners to prepare for ‘martyrdom’ if Supreme Court sanctions same-sex marriage

Hatewatch Headlines 3/23/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on March 23, 2015 - 9:16 am

Rolling Stone: Meet Alex Jones, the most paranoid man in America, and the leader of the conspiracist right.

Raw Story: Joyful white guys finish ahead of struggling woman, black man in promotional shot for Georgia college’s catalog.

E&E News: Minnesota lawmaker calls Bundy supporters ‘thugs,’ urges BLM to seek justice for standoff behavior.

Raw Story: Gay lawmaker shames Idaho colleagues for legislation calling for the impeachment of federal judges who legalize same-sex marriage.

Army Times: Army investigates vicious ‘Racial Thursdays’ tradition at battalion in Alaska.

Salon: Laura Ingraham’s compares Arabic version of Pledge of Allegiance to a neo-Nazi version.

Los Angeles Times: FBI says ‘community deserves answers’ in hanging of black Mississippi man, as preliminary autopsy suggests suicide.

Right Wing Watch: Peter LaBarbera claims gays ‘seeking to penetrate the minds of youth,’ just like Hitler.