Andy Kopsa

Off The Record: On Religion, Politics & Equality

The Family Leader, Bob Vander Plaats & Chuck Hurley hocking marriage amendment in Iowa (again)

I wrote part of this post yesterday prompted by a One Iowa alert that the anti-marriage equality bill was being promoted around Iowa again.  Of course, if one knows Iowa, … Continue reading

January 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Iowa for Israel?

The FAMiLY Leader is circulating a petition called “Iowa For Israel” to all state legislators to pass a resolution officially recognizing the Nation of Israel.  I can’t possibly rehash the … Continue reading

January 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

NYC’ers make ‘crisis pregnancy centers’ tell the truth: they are not clinics

Thank God.  Once again the NYCity Council is pushing to force deceptive crisis pregnancy centers to be honest.  This from Speaker Quinn: Right here in New York City there are … Continue reading

January 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Fetus Earrings and the problem with facts

“They make earrings out of them,”  the teenage girl told me.  Stone faced, pained.  I remember her eyes looked like they were begging.  She stretched out arm across the card table … Continue reading

January 25, 2012 · 6 Comments

Big Fat Liars: Oklahoma Senator Shortey’s fetus sandwich

Earlier this month Oklahoma State Senator Ralph Shortey introduced Senate Bill 1418 that would outlaw the use of “aborted human fetuses” in food.  Before you start thinking about fetus finger … Continue reading

January 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

39th Anniversary of Roe @ The Frisky

January 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

Bee Gees and a mental break from the GOP race

Oh yes it is a thermos from the 1980s that I carried religiously to school.  And yes, it is sitting on a book by Garrison Keillor.

January 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dear NYTimes, Chris Matthews, et. al: Please ask Tony Perkins about the FRC’s anti-gay hate group status

If you are going to elevate someone to be legitimate figure in the public media, please make sure to tell the whole story. I am continually amazed and disgusted when … Continue reading

January 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Iowa! New Hampshire! South Carolina! Santorum! God!

Bob Vander Plaats (Mr. Clappy) at Santorum’s Iowa victory speech The Iowa Republican caucuses found Mitt Romney winning in an 8 vote landslide over Rick Santorum.  Not 8 percent – … Continue reading

January 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Happy Caucus Day Iowa! Thank you Bob Vander Plaats for kicking off the end to the religious right’s dominance in Iowa (and possibly the nation!)

What’s wrong with Iowa this year?  Why all the religious pandering to the far right base?  What is turning up the heat for Rick Santorum of all people? Watching national … Continue reading

January 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

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