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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. 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.


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. 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.