GLAAD: How not to hold a commentator accountable starring Fox News' @JudgeJeanine
Just two men determined to cost the GOP more elections
Liberty Counsel's Matt Barber, fresh off classifying homosexuality as "squalid & feculent abuse of the reproductive & digestive systems," wrote a piece today essentially calling on far-right, anti-LGBT conservatives like himself to break away from the Republicans and form a third party. Family Research Council president Tony Perkins seems eager to join him down this pragmatic-draining path:
"Please proceed, gentlemen," silently mumbles Hillary Clinton.
Video: Josh Duggar against rights for people who 'choose alternative lifestyles' #19Kids #AndCountingOnAnimus
Reality TV star and Family Research Council Action president Josh Duggar recently went on a local news program in North Carolina, where he went after nondiscrimination protections based on sexual orientation, marriage equality for people who "choose alternative lifestyles," and supposedly skewed polling that speaks to LGBT equality. And even though Josh works for one of the most overtly anti-LGBT organizations in D.C. and his is the only one of the "sides" that is truly pushing for oppression of a certain population, the eldest Duggar child tried with all of his might to make this whole thing sound like "disagreement," when it is, in fact, discrimination that he is pushing for a paycheck.
Here's the clip:
BTW, the Duggar family is currently on yet another "we're just a nice family" press tour. They (including Josh) were on Good Morning America this AM and will be on Extra tonight (to name just two):
I'm pretty sick of the media giving this family a pass for their activism on (but not limited to) LGBT issues.
Wait, a person who said homosexuality is 'part of Satan' thinks gays are bullies? Shocker!
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann(About-As-Far-R-As-You-Can-Get–MN), who has referred to homosexuality as "part of Satan, I think" believes gay people have bullied America. Right Wing Watch brings us the clip:
"...is getting a little tiresome is the gay community have so bullied the American people"
This person made her national name by trying to ban marriage equality in Minnesota, before then moving on to opposing every LGBT right to ever come up for a vote in Congress. She's also advocated the idea that gay people can and should "change." And yet we're the bullies? We're the rights-deniers? We're the liberty-stiflers?
What next on your "freedom" agenda, Congresswoman—going to introduce the Right To Steal Lunch Money Act of 2014? I'm sure there are lots of bigger kids out there who are tired of seeing their "right" of dominance taken away.
Video: Wholesome, traditional American family pushes love, values, S'mores
As a married gay dad who is also overwhelmed by the love I feel for my kid (and who has also been known to wear burgundy pants), I can safely say that this is one of the most welcome and relatable gay-inclusive ads I've ever seen:
Video: Anti-gay ADF creates Arlene's Flowers puff clip; hopes thorn of discrimination will seem like rose
Baronelle Stutzman chose to deny a longtime customer of wedding flowers simply because his request was for a same-sex ceremony. That is the fact. It doesn't matter how nice Ms. Stutzman may or may not be; the law is the law.
But since the law is not on the Alliance Defending Freedom's decidedly anti-LGBT side, they are instead hoping a smoothly filmed and edited puff video might help their case. Take a look:
Every time someone on that side talks about these situations involving flowers or cakes or what-have-yas, they focus on how "lovingly" the business owner supposedly denied the customer or how willingly they would have honored another kind of request. I don't at all deny that this is, in fact, true, either factually or to the minds of some of the deniers. A lot of people who oppose LGBT rights are actually quite genial in how they do it. This is not news to most LGBT people; most us have experienced condemnations-thru-smiles.
It changes nothing. This is not a congeniality pageant—it's the law. It's about the slippery slope of discrimination and the far-right's attempt to abuse "religious freedom" in order to advance their anti-LGBT agenda. Period. Whether done with a smile or done with an angry fist, it's still discrimination.
FRC Sr. Vice President: Gayness 'leads to the withering of the soul and the erosion of society'
The ever obsessed Family Research Council is still hoping to convince the world that we LGBT folks are dangerous to both ourselves and Earth. Here's one more for the archives:
"Not to uphold the Bible’s teaching on human sexuality is to show a lack of love. Sexual intimacy as God intended it - within the covenant of marriage between one man and one woman - is beautiful, life-affirming, and life-giving. Sexual intimacy outside these parameters, however enjoyable transiently, leads to the withering of the soul and the erosion of society."
—Family Research Council Sr. Vice President Rob Schwarzwalder, writing specifically about homosexuality
Only transiently enjoyable? Well there's your problem right there, Mr. S! Seek permanence, or at the very least a longer, ahem, session. Men can do kegel exercises too, ya know.
This Friday: Ken Cuccinelli to 'explain' why AGs are wrong not being as astoundingly anti-equality as he was
With elected office no longer taking his time, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia's extremely anti-gay former Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate, is now moving on to the kind of activism work that could likely be his next phase. This Friday, he'll be hanging out with the anti-equality Heritage Foundation, where he will surely chastise the man who was elected his successor, Democrat Mark Herring, for not defending the "...is for lovers" state's unconstitutional marriage ban:
Look, I'll admit that it is the rare occasion when Attorneys General are not bound to defend laws—but the far-right fervor that chose to discriminate against certain kinds of taxpayers because of who we are is, thankfully, a rare thing here in 21st century America. It is both proper and fitting for constitutionally knowledgable AGs to drop defense of these nasty bans that so pointedly target a minority population.
If groups like Heritage want to use one of the 21st century's most notoriously anti-gay Attorneys General to make the counterpoint, I will not stand in their way. I like my side's odds.