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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.

NJ.com: 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: AOL.com’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.