Andy Kopsa

Off The Record: On Religion, Politics & Equality

National Organization for Marriage, Iowa, Bob Vander Plaats and more violations

Update to the Update… NOM and TFL are going to have to explain campaign financing stuff: I say why not go all the way – why not go federal? So, … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · 1 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

Iowa Nice! Yapping with Scott Siepker about his hilarious video

This morning my friend Sonia forwarded me the following hilarious video.  I may think it is hilarious because I am a native Iowan and the video is about Iowa – … Continue reading

January 2, 2012 · 6 Comments

Oh no you don’t!

I have to admit, I had been thinking this might happen.  But, superstitiously, I thought if I didn’t speak of it it wouldn’t come to be.  This from NPR: On … Continue reading

December 9, 2011 · 1 Comment

And then there’s this guy

I recommend reading this post before watching to understand who it is you are listening to Here it is, Iowa Pastor Cary Gordon endorses Rick Santorum.  Gordon discusses his process … Continue reading

December 2, 2011 · 6 Comments

The FAMiLY Leader should be endorsing Newt Gingrich any second now!

“Suckers!” The performances given by the 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls at The FAMiLY Leader’s Thanksgiving Family Forum in Iowa this weekend were breathtaking.  As the forum was sponsored by the … Continue reading

November 22, 2011 · 2 Comments

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

What would you ask the candidates? The Family Leader gives you a chance.

If you aren’t clear about the Iowa group The Family Leader – a disproportionately powerful right-wing Christian organization – is this is a helpful primer from an article I wrote … Continue reading

October 11, 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

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