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The (Possible) Return of Wayne Christian

The religious right had a decent Tuesday night in Texas. There was state Sen. Dan Patrick, easily beating his opponents and forcing a runoff against incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. In his race, Sid Miller was the top vote-getter in the agriculture commissioner’s race. Sure, Steve Stockman was soundly beaten in the U.S. Senate primary, [...]

Posted in 2014 Elections, religious right, TFNEF, Wayne Christian | 8 Comments


Not All Barriers Are Created Equal, Apparently

Earlier today, San Antonio Express-News reporter Kolten Parker live-tweeted a meeting of the paper’s editorial board with the three Republican candidates in the state Senate District 25 race. Here’s a picture: At @mySA editorial board meeting with @DonnaCampbellTX, Mike Novak and @Elisa_Chan, candidates for #SD25 #txlege pic.twitter.com/Vk7VHRmgeh — Kolten Parker (@KoltenParker) January 24, 2014 The [...]

Posted in 2014 Elections, civil and equal rights, Donna Campbell, TFNEF | 6 Comments


John Hagee Doesn’t Know How to Share

San Antonio megachurch pastor John Hagee had this to say to nonbelievers in a “War on Christmas” sermon delivered over the holidays: If you pass a manger scene and someone is singing “Joy to the World,” you can take your Walkman and stuff it into your ears, or you can call your lawyer. Or you [...]

Posted in John Hagee, religious right, TFNEF | 21 Comments


Today’s Lesson is 50-49 = 1 Texas+Infinity Freedom

There we were this morning, gathering info for our State Board of Education 2014 elections page when we stumbled upon the website, and then the Facebook page, of SBOE District 3 candidate Dave Mundy, R-Gonzales. Mundy, the general manager and editor of the Gonzales Cannon newspaper, acknowledges that as an SBOE member he would have [...]

Posted in 2014 Texas SBOE elections, Dave Mundy, TFNEF | 10 Comments


BNTSG at TFN’s EPIC Evening

Here it is, the entire Bill Nye the Science Guy speech at this year’s TFN’s EPIC Evening. Bill was in Austin to help us celebrate the DarWIN for science and to accept TFN’s Stand Up for Science award. Bill was supposed to speak for 20 minutes. He went on for almost an hour. No one [...]

Posted in Bill Nye, EPIC Evening, TFNEF | 2 Comments


Santa’s Lawyer

Question: Did you do nothing today other than sit on the couch and watch TV? Congratulations, your day was far more productive than the folks over at the far-right group Texas Values, who spent the day at the Capitol fighting an imaginary opponent alongside state Rep. Dwayne Bohac, R-Houston, and others in the latest round [...]

Posted in Liberty Institute, Texas Values, TFNEF, war on Christmas nonsense | 3 Comments


Barton’s ‘Winnable’ Race

When David Barton broke tea party hearts on Wednesday by telling Glenn Beck he was passing on next year’s race for John Cornyn’s seat in the Senate, he spoke of doing some polling and described the race as “winnable.” If that is in fact the case, then Barton has made the leap from revising history [...]

Posted in David Barton, TFNEF | 4 Comments


David Being David

See, if David Barton had just acknowledged that climate change is actually a thing, and that humans are a major contributing factor, we could have possibly, for once, agreed on something. But noooooooo, David Barton just had to be David Barton, and he kept going. The policy he’s referring to in the following quote is [...]

Posted in abortion, David Barton, TFNEF | 4 Comments


TFN in the News … A LOT

TFN has been in the news in bunches during the past few weeks due to our #StandUp4Science campaign and related efforts. Below you’ll find those press hits. Excuse us if we’ve missed a few, we’ll be adding more as we come across them. Plus, we expect some new ones will be published soon. And don’t [...]

Posted in creationism, evolution, intelligent design, Science adoption (2013), State Board of Education, TFNEF | Leave a comment


PolitiFact to Religious-Right Group Texas Values: FALSE

The debate over the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance in San Antonio appears headed to a possible conclusion when the city council votes on Thursday. As expected, the religious right has engaged in a great deal of misinformation and fear mongering during the debate, either at public hearings, in the press, via social media or through Ken [...]

Posted in Jonathan Saenz, LGBT issues, religious right, Texas Values, TFN | 1 Comment