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Benjamin Phillips

Benjamin Phillips

The Ballad Of John Edwards

by Benjamin Phillips ● 7:00 AM May 1, 2012
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If John Edwards were a character in a movie about the rise and fall of a politician from South Carolina the actor they would hire would look just like John Edwards.

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Andrew Breitbart And The Razor Blade In The Glove

by Benjamin Phillips ● 1:03 PM March 2, 2012
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Andrew Breitbart’s love was not of the nobility and dignity of our democratic process, but of the razor blade in the glove.

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Chris Christie: Brave, Bully, Or Bigot?

by Benjamin Phillips ● 11:58 AM February 21, 2012
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Without genuine bravery, all of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s brashness amounts to nothing more than the predictable disrespect and petulant tantrum throwing of a standard issue bully.

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God Hates Fags Is The Heart Of The Religious Right

by Benjamin Phillips ● 10:31 AM February 1, 2012
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From Tony Perkins to Bryan Fischer to Rick Santorum to Rick Perry to Stacey Campfield, “God hates fags” – the concept – is at the very heart and soul of the Religious Right.

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Rick Santorum, The New President Of Jesus

by Benjamin Phillips ● 2:10 PM January 16, 2012
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Evangelical Christians have found the new president of Jesus, Rick Santorum, a man terrified of the future, who would destroy the very lives of LGBT Americans.

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The GOP: Rich People Arguing Over How Much They Hate The Poor

by Benjamin Phillips ● 1:48 PM December 13, 2011
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When did Lyndon Johnson’s war on poverty turn into a Republican war on the poor?

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Gingrich Rising. Awesome.

by Benjamin Phillips ● 11:51 AM December 6, 2011
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Throwing support behind Newt Gingrich because Herman Cain has a problem with fidelity is an especially perplexing development in GOP politics.

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Dear Christians: You Are Not Being Oppressed.

by Benjamin Phillips ● 2:05 PM November 13, 2011
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You know who doesn’t need a book called It Gets Better? Straight Christians. For them, it really doesn’t get much better.

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Media: Pat Buchanan’s Anti-Gay Bigotry Is Bigger Than Pat Buchanan

by Benjamin Phillips ● 9:00 AM October 31, 2011
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Putting people like Pat Buchanan on television legitimizes their hateful worldview and make it much easier for like-minded bigots to find wider social acceptance.

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Mitt Romney: “We must make equality for gays and lesbians a mainstream concern.”

by Benjamin Phillips ● 9:00 AM October 17, 2011
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In 1994 Mitt Romney talked about “full equality” and the plague of gay & lesbian youth suicide. And he mentioned the need to make LGBT equality a mainstream concern.

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Herman Cain, America’s Favorite New Bully

by Benjamin Phillips ● 4:28 PM October 8, 2011
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So now Herman Cain is a man of science. Evolution and climate change are liberal conspiracies, but on homosexuality, he’s all about the science.

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Prop 8 Tapes: Why Do Anti-Gay Marriage Lawyers Not Want The Tapes Seen?

by Benjamin Phillips ● 9:00 AM October 1, 2011
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Why would the anti-gay proponents of Prop 8 want these tapes suppressed?

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North Carolina: On Gay Marriage And Civil Rights, They Have Issues.

by Benjamin Phillips ● 3:51 PM September 17, 2011
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North Carolina has a terrible record on the civil rights front, especially when it comes to treatment of their LGBT community and marriage equality.

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Time To Start Facing The Gay Rights Realities Of A Post-Obama America?

by Benjamin Phillips ● 4:13 PM September 10, 2011
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What if Barack Obama loses the 2012 election to a Republican? What happens to gay rights in a post-Obama America?