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Hatewatch Headlines 4/15/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on April 15, 2015 - 8:41 am

KDRV-TV (Medford, OR): Oath Keepers set up camp in rural Oregon at site of dispute between BLM and mining operation.

Talking Points Memo: Bill O’Reilly worries that it’s now ‘open season’ on Christians and white men.

Associated Press: Fatal shooting of community-college supervisor investigated as possible anti-gay hate crime.

Right Wing Watch: After Marco Rubio announces his candidacy, the birth-certificate conspiracy theorists come out of the woodwork.

Towleroad: Oklahoma legislator wants to require businesses that discriminate against LGBT customers to put up signs.

AlterNet: Texas legislator Molly White won’t meet with LGBT constituents because they won’t change her mind.

Think Progress: NRA seminar warns that Islamic extremists have seized control of American cities.

Hatewatch Headlines 4/14/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on April 14, 2015 - 9:51 am

Associated Press: Fears of ‘Sharia law’ drive Idaho legislators to kill funding for child-support cases.

Raw Story: Prosecutors drop dozens of cases linked to Florida cops who fantasized about executing black suspects.

WOWT-TV (Omaha, NE): Video captures arrest of antigovernment ‘sovereign citizens’ who refused to cooperate at traffic stop.

Right Wing Watch: Michelle Bachmann warns that God is punishing America with disasters because of the Obama presidency.

USA Today: Two Mississippi women who were in truck that ran down black man get maximum prison terms.

NPR: Twenty years later, mystery of Amtrak derailment in Arizona desert resurfaces with FBI reward.

Think Progress: Public school teacher in Texas instructs students to fear Muslims, says Islam is an ‘ideology of war.’

Hatewatch Headlines 4/13/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on April 13, 2015 - 7:00 am

Media Matters: Confronted about his alliance with Alex Jones, Rand Paul tries to downplay their past.

Right Wing Watch: NRA’s Wayne LaPierre warns against election of Hillary Clinton, who ‘will bring a permanent darkness of deceit and despair.’

AlterNet: Fearmongering dominates NRA convention, where the talk is about ‘eliminating the threat.’

JoeMyGod: AFA caller describes economic boycotts as ‘economic terrorism,’ and Sandy Rios agrees.

Des Moines (IA) Register: Man charged with sending threatening letter with fake anthrax, ant-LGBT slurs to gay bar.

Salon: Recollections of a childhood racist, from 1966, when his hometown school first integrated, and he said something awful.

Raw Story: Evangelical Republicans lash out at LGBT and abortion rights in new chapter of culture wars.

Think Progress: One year later, Cliven Bundy and his right-wing militia are still trying to seize public lands.

Hatewatch Headlines 4/10/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on April 10, 2015 - 8:31 am

Politico: The Confederacy lives on, 150 years after Appomatox, in the hearts and minds of many Southerners.

Tallahassee Democrat: Rally to protest Ku Klux Klan presence in northern Florida draws crowd, turns fiery.

Right Wing Watch: AFA’s Bryan Fischer warns that President Obama is animated by the same ‘spirit and energy’ as the Antichrist.

Reno (NV) News-Review: State efforts to grab federal lands keep failing, because history is not on their side.

The Knox Student (Galesville, IL): ‘Constitutional’ militias train in rural Galesville area, learning survival skills.

Quartz: For the last time, the American Civil War was not about so-called states’ rights.

Think Progress: Florida House overwhelmingly votes to approve religious ‘license to discriminate’ adoption bill.

Media Matters: Columnist for Washington Times claims Common Core amounts to an ‘Islamic infiltration of America.’


Hatewatch Headlines 4/9/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on April 9, 2015 - 8:10 am

New York Times: President Obama calls for end to ‘gay conversion’ therapies for LGBT youth.

The Daily Beast: Hawaii has no hate crimes, officially – and why the statistics showing that are so screwy.

Springfield (MO) News Leader: Emotions run high as voters repeal LGBT protections in anti-discrimination statute.

Salon: When America criminalizes black teachers, the racist underbelly of ‘education reform’ is laid bare.

Southern Maryland News: ‘Sovereign’ citizen claims sheriff violated his civil rights by impounding car, files lawsuit.

AlterNet: Why is a pro-Israel group at Rutgers partnering with an extreme ant-Semitic Christian organization?

KHOU-TV (Houston): Suburban Richmond teacher accused of giving students anti-Muslim handout.

Think Progress: Notorious Islamophobe Geert Wilders, who wants to ban the Koran, to address members of Congress.

Right Wing Watch: James Dobson warns that same-sex marriage will lead to civil war.

Hatewatch Headlines 4/8/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on April 8, 2015 - 8:33 am

New York Times: South Carolina police officer charged with murder in death of black man caught on video.

AccessADL: Right-wing domestic terror attacks in U.S. approach levels last seen in the 1990s.

JoeMyGod: Family Research Council begins 21-day marriage prayer fast against ‘certain destruction’ of America.

Raw Story: Confederate group will fly 32 battle flags over MLK Drive at Civil War memorial in Orange, Texas.

Grist: Tea Party activists hire actors to feign indignation over plan to save Florida’s Everglades.

Associated Press: FBI investigating two possible hate crimes with alleged Ferguson references.

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN): Federal civil-rights officials to visit St. Cloud high school over Somali students’ claims of anti-Muslim harassment.

Media Matters: Military suicide experts ridicule Ted Nugent’s claims that vets killing themselves because of Obama.

Hatewatch Headlines 4/7/15

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

Raw Story: Black activist explains what white people don’t get about race after reporter shares racial slur horror story.

Think Progress: The story of a baker who refused to bake an anti-gay cake, and why that isn’t religious discrimination.

Salon: A gun lover sees the dark side of gun culture, with its white supremacists and Obama haters.

Ledger Independent (Maysville, KY): Ku Klux Klan group makes appearance in Maysville, then moves on to two other communities.

Media Matters: Bill O’Reilly compares anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people to forcing a black guest to attend KKK meeting.

AlterNet: Black activist faces charges of ‘lynching’ for her protest activities.

KOIN-TV (Portland, OR): Man charged in alleged kidnapping, freeway chase has apparent ties to white supremacist prison gang.

Right Wing Watch: Michael Savage warns that President Obama is inciting ‘the white man’ to revolt with his policies.

Hatewatch Headlines 4/6/15

Posted in Hatewatch Headlines by Hatewatch Staff on April 6, 2015 - 11:08 am

Right Wing Watch: ‘Constitutional sheriff’ Richard Mack says he’d like to arrest ex-IRS official Lois Lerner.

Altamont Enterprise (NY): A closer look at the little Ku Klux Klan cell operating in the Altamont, N.Y., community.

Media Matters: How Alex Jones, America’s leading conspiracy theorist, helped launch the career of Sen. Rand Paul.

AlterNet: Army of God? Here are six modern-day Christian terrorist groups you never hear about.

New York Times: San Francisco police officers to be dismissed over ‘white power’ racist and homophobic texts.

Raw Story: Rick Santorum quotes Fred Phelps’ ‘God Hates Fags’ slogan while defending Indiana anti-LGBT law.

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.