Nick Turse


This video was made in 2010 to celebrate the 7th anniversary of The Ridenhour Prizes. It highlights the last seven years of the awards process and provides a short history of Ron Ridenhour’s career and the inspiration behind the establishment of the prizes.

He has described the Constitution as only protecting the religious freedom of Christians and has said that other groups, since they were not there when the Bill of Rights was written, are not covered by the Constitution’s freedom of expression. He’s talked about African-American welfare recipients, who he’s described as ‘rutting like rabbits.’ And he has said that Native Americans do not deserve to run America because he thinks they’re not Christian enough. He attacks a number of different groups, and in particular he goes after homosexuals in a relentless way and describes their sexuality as ‘rampant’ and ‘out of control’ and ‘may be posing threats in terms of pederasty.’ So he stirs a lot of fear.
Jane Mayer on why the Southern Poverty Law Center has designated the American Family Association as a “hate group” (via nprfreshair)