The Rude Pundit calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to tell us why Christian bakers should just go ahead and bake that gay cake

Boehlert2Eric Boehlert of Media Matters for America calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about the Far Right’s flip-flops on Russia

• Australia took the lead Monday in searching for the missing Boeing 777 over the southern Indian Ocean as Malaysia appealed for radar data and search planes to help in the unprecedented hunt through a vast swath of Asia stretching northwest into Kazakhstan.

• The final results of the referendum in Crimea show that 97 percent of voters have supported leaving Ukraine to join Russia, the head of the referendum election commission said Monday. The referendum was widely condemned by Western leaders, who are expected to announce sanctions against Russia today.

Irish brewer Guinness said on Sunday that it would not participate in New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade this year because gay and lesbian groups had been excluded, costing organizers a key sponsor of the annual event.

• Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps Sr. has been admitted to a hospice facility and is “on the edge of death,” his estranged son revealed. Phelps was excommunicated from his own church last year.