Andy Kopsa

Off The Record: On Religion, Politics & Equality

Citizen’s United presents anti-choice movie “Gift of Life” Huckabee, Bob Vander Plaats host in Iowa

I originally posted this on RH Reality Check November 28, 2011: Mike Huckabee cannot resist the presidential stage even though he chose not to run this year to maintain his FOX … Continue reading

December 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

Perry signs The FAMiLY Leader’s wack marriage pledge, Newt considers it

The Des Moines Register is reporting Rick Perry has signed on to The FAMiLY Leader’s marriage pledge.  Seeking to jump on the pledge bandwagon, Iowa’s foremost anti-gay, anti-choice politico-Christian organization … Continue reading

November 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Reading Herman Cain’s Soul. In Iowa. (The Revealer extended version!)

This is a cross-post of my article at The Revealer.  This post includes commentary  (a call for The FAMiLY Leader to question Herman Cain about the sexual harassment/abuse charges) from … Continue reading

November 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Bob Vander Plaats hosts movie night: Agenda: Grinding America Down

Click for trailer Bob Vander Plaats will be hosting movie night.  Next Tuesday, September 27 if you are anywhere near Cedar Falls, Iowa and are curious to find out if … Continue reading

September 22, 2011 · 1 Comment

You just can’t beat those Schweddy Balls: ice cream wars redux!

One Million Moms – a wholly owned subsidiary of the SPLC hate group American Family Association has found its next cause: I like to think that this crusade the OMM … Continue reading

September 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

What up Kim Reynolds? Lt. Governor and another anti-gay Iowa bus tour

What up Lt.Governor Kim Reynolds?  Iowa Governor Branstad who reportedly keeps Reynolds on a pretty tight messaging leash let his Lt. Governor attend the far-right-wing Christian kick-off of another Focus … Continue reading

August 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Pizza Ranch, Blue Bunny and Bob Vander Plaats

Updated  July 22:  Seriously, I can’t make this up.  I love!  From a July 4th post on Urban Christian News: “A congresswoman who has represented Minnesota for four years, Bachmann … Continue reading

July 21, 2011 · 11 Comments

Bob Vander Plaats latest email blast: the nice, black gay

Talk amongst yourselves…    

July 15, 2011 · 1 Comment

Vander Plaats, Family Leader doubles down on slavery, marriage pledge

The Family Leader’s Bob Vander Plaats is pulling a classic right wing move:  the double down.  Following national outrage over his presidential Marriage Pledge containing fond references to the benefits … Continue reading

July 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

My new offering from The Revealer

Rachel Maddow ran a thoughtful piece last night about Governor Rick Perry’s divisive prayer meeting.  She asked some of the same questions I am asking – and Connie Ryan Terrell … Continue reading

July 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

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