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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.

 

Hatewatch Headlines 3-20-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on March 20, 2015 - 8:52 am

CNN: FBI investigating death of African-American man found hanging from a tree in Mississippi.

Media Matters: Bill O’Reilly resorts to string of anti-Semitic tropes in making attack on George Soros.

Arizona Republic: Sheriff Joe Arpaio admits to contempt of court in racial-profiling case, offers to make public acknowledgement.

SFGate: California initiative calling for homosexuals to be shot will likely be presented to voters.

Talking Points Memo: In interview on Fox News, white parents condemn Black History Month at their child’s school.

Gawker: New op-ed writer for New York Times has a colorful history of associations with far-right, racist publications.

DiversityInc: Missouri’s lieutenant governor says Justice Department is ‘staffed with Marxists and black radicals.’

New York Daily News: Aryan Brotherhood member reportedly threatens to kill O.J. Simpson in Nevada prison for cutting in line.

OC Weekly: Neo-Nazis try to turn St. Patrick’s Day concert into a brawl, but band drop-kicks them off the stage.

Hatewatch Headlines 3-19-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on March 19, 2015 - 8:28 am

Bloomberg: Conspiracy theorist’s question at security conference about supposed Obama plot to nuke Charleston leaves Rick Santorum confused.

Raw Story: Feds say Missouri man plotted to kill President Obama with informant posing at Aryan Nations leader.

New Republic: How the Oklahoma fraternity scandal and the Ferguson protest shootings expose a racial double standard.

American-Statesman (Austin, TX): Stickers proclaiming shops ‘Exclusively for White People’ placed on local businesses.

Flathead Beacon: A year later, fallout from Kalispell women’s clinic destroyed by anti-abortion extremist lingers.

AlterNet: Florida teacher suspended for calling teenage Muslim student a ‘raghead’ and ‘terrorista.’

USA Today: Swastikas spray-painted inside Jewish fraternity house at Vanderbilt University.

Crooks and Liars: Ex-employee says James O’Keefe demanded he incite violence in Ferguson, then fired him after he refused.

Think Progress: Far-right Nevada lawmaker Michelle Fiore claims racism is over, then refers to colleague as ‘colored.’

Hatewatch Headlines 3-18-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on March 18, 2015 - 2:33 pm

Talking Points Memo: South Dakota gun show vendor sells racist ‘Official Runnin’ Nigger’ targets.

Charlotte Observer: Muslim’s family home targeted by late-night gunfire, woman inside injured.

Right Wing Watch: AFA’s Bryan Fischer claims that discrimination against homosexuality is not discrimination against people.

Raw Story: Texas lawmaker says anti-gay sodomy law is needed for public health, and to stop ‘bestiality.’

AOL: Young Memphis girl’s parents keep her from attending classmate’s birthday party because she is black.

Newsweek: D.C.’s Crime Museum assembles exhibit on domestic terrorism and hate crimes.

AlterNet: Son of Alabama chief justice Roy Moore claims his drug arrest is a liberal plot to destroy his family.

Think Progress: Penn State fraternity suspended after police discovered their repulsive Facebook page featuring unsuspecting women’s nude images.

Hatewatch Headlines 3-17-15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on March 17, 2015 - 8:34 am

Media Matters: Alex Jones loses it over gun safety PSA, pulls out gun during radio rant.

Pandagon: ‘Pissed Off Rednecks Like Me’ is a flat-out racist song, and no apologetics can hide that.

New York Times: Theocratic evangelicals plan to unleash an army of believers on behalf of Republicans in 2016.

Think Progress: The United States is becoming more tolerant of everyone, except for racists.

AL.com: Alabama chief justice Roy Moore’s son arrested for drug possession.

Talking Points Memo: San Francisco cops being investigated for racist texts proclaiming ‘all niggers must hang.’

WTVM-TV (Auburn, AL): Auburn residents complain after Ku Klux Klan fliers appear in driveways.

Right Wing Watch: Rick Santorum tells conspiracy theorist Frank Gaffney that ‘tyrant’ Obama is destroying America.