Monday, August 23, 2010

Today on the Signorile Show

The New York Times reports on a "groundswell" of support in the polls on marriage equality, as we've been discussing on the show for weeks now. The President of the United States, however, is far behind and has a confused and not very credible position. The New Republic looks at a President Obama's timeline of positions on marriage, while the publications executive editor calls the president's current position on marriage "increasingly absurd" and a "disgrace." Are we now seeing a groundswell of support even among pundits, who see the president as completely duplicitous on the issue? We'll get into it and take your calls.

More discussion of Laura Schlessinger's "first amendment" rights to say the N-word, and just why the whole argument is bogus.

Some conservatives jumped on the polling that suggested almost 20% of Americans believe the president is a Muslim by claiming it's true! The Rev. Franklin Graham said Obama was born a Muslim While Pat Boone railed about the "mosque at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue."

Guest / 3:30pm EST - Last week, the Pentagon sent to the spouses of current military servicemembers a survey about "family readiness" when the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy is repealed. Alexander Nicolson, executive director of Servicemembers United, joins us this afternoon to talk about this survey.

Guest / 4:30pm EST - Ann Coulter has been uninvited by Joseph Farah of World Net Daily to be a speaker at their "Taking Back America" Conference next month because she had accepted an invitation from GOProud, the gay Republican group, to be a speaker at their event. But Coulter has now said that she wasn't even scheduled to be a speaker in the first place at WND's event! We'll talk to Joseph Farah about the fight between Ann Coulter and him this afternoon.

A judge has ruled against the Georgia college student who claimed her religious rights were being violated by Augusta State University, a public institution, which she said forced her to accept homosexuality in order to complete the counselor education program. We'll get into the case.

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