American Atheists, one of the largest secular groups in the country, apologized on Monday for misquoting former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in one of their new billboard campaigns in Texas.
"While I admit that the word 'should' should technically not be inside the quote, the meaning was correct," AA President David Silverman said in an email to CNN on Monday.
The ad campaign American Atheists launched quotes several GOP political figures and Christian conservatives, trying to expose them for "bigoted and backwards remarks and attitudes," as Silverman previously explained. more >>
An atheist group that put up billboards in Texas to highlight the religious conservatism of several prominent figures has been forced to explain why it misquoted a remark by former GOP Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin on U.S. laws and the Bible.
"We should create law based on the God of the Bible," reads a quote attributed to Palin in the American Atheists billboards put up in Dallas and Austin, Texas, with a call to "Go Godless Instead," beneath.
As CNN and several other sources pointed out, however, the quote from Palin is inaccurate and refers to an interview she did several years ago with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly. The former Alaska governor said that America's founding fathers "would create law based on the God of the Bible and the Ten Commandments," as opposed to "we should." more >>
New conservative darling, neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson, will be a featured speaker at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) next month, according to the American Conservative Union (ACU).
The Conference, which represents the largest gathering of conservative leaders and activists in America, is scheduled for March 14 to March 16, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.
"Dr. Ben Carson represents the optimism and hope of the future of the conservative movement, while at the same time he articulates the deep fiscal and social challenges that our Nation faces," said Al Cardenas, chairman of the ACU, in a statement. "We look forward to welcoming Dr. Carson to the CPAC stage in March." more >>
The guessing game surrounding Mitt Romney's choice for vice president created a stir among pro-lifers when former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's name was bannered about last week. Even Tea Party heavyweights Sarah Palin and Rep Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) were telling conservatives to ignore Rice's abortion views if she was selected to run alongside Romney.
Palin, the former governor of Alaska and vice presidential running mate of Sen. John McCain in 2008, told Fox News' Greta Van Susteren that Rice "would be a wonderful vice president," noting that the current Stanford professor "has much more experience than our sitting president does today."
Meanwhile, on Sunday's "Face the Nation" on CBS, Ryan, who is often mentioned as someone on Romney's shortlist for VP, also sung Rice's praises when asked by host Bob Schieffer if she would be a good choice. more >>
Former Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain said the controversy surrounding conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh's comments about a Georgetown law student is nothing more than an attempt to deflect attention from the issues that are important in the 2012 elections.
"In case our liberal friends have not heard, Rush Limbaugh is not running for anything – he's not a candidate for president of the United States," said Cain in a phone interview with The Christian Post on Thursday afternoon. Cain was touring Alabama with Kathy Peterson, a GOP candidate for the state's Public Service Commission.
The controversy regarding Limbaugh began a little more than a week ago when he referred to Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke as a "slut" and a "prostitute," leading several advertisers to pull their ads on the popular daily talk show with an estimated 15 million daily listeners. He made the comments after Fluke testified before a panel of congressional Democrats in support of President Obama's policy of mandating free contraceptives to all female employees, even at religious institutions (such as hospitals and colleges) that object to such services. more >>
The faucet continues on run on the number of advertisers who are pulling away from Rush Limbaugh's popular daily talk show. So far, 20 companies have suspended their ad buys, but others such as Brent Bozell of Media Research Center are saying liberal pundits are getting away with much more.
On Monday morning, media outlets including The Christian Post were reporting seven sponsors had withdrawn their ad buys over Limbaugh's reference to a Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke's testimony to a group of Democrat legislators, calling her a "slut" and a "prostitute." more >>