Video: 'PBS NewsHour' shows stark, cruel stakes of marriage fight; entitlement of opponents
FRC launches new site: 'Freedom' to discriminate against LGBT people, so long as you say 'my religion'
And now here's the latest project from anti-LGBT animus group Family Research Council. It's a roundup of many names you know for the sole reason that they wanted to forcefully oppose LGBT people without repercussion, speak out against what they call our "lifestyles" without any response, or (most commonly) flout proper law as it applies to LGBT people and our nondiscrimination. "Free to Believe," FRC disingenuously calls it:
Believe away, FRC. It's when you believe you are above scrutiny, reproach, or even the law simply because of your faith that you run in to problems.
No word on why the FRC didn't go with its original name: "A New Way To Raise Filthy Lucre Now That We Know We've Lost The Major Bet We Placed On The Onetime Cash Cow That Was Marriage Inequality."
Own worst enemies: Anti-gay activists make opening statements on SCOTUS steps
Right Wing Watch brings us these last gasps from a movement that is speeding toward irrelevancy:
Video: Media outlet that primarily backs anti-equality Republicans faults pro-equality Democrat for listening, learning, growing
Considering Washington Examiner's conservative bent, it's clear they mean this to be a hit piece. What it really is instead? An example of an American who listened and learned and moved toward the right stance:
It's hilarious to me when people who still—and steadfastly—oppose marriage equality fault those who evolved on it. Yes, those of us who have long supported it wish our allies had always been with us. Obviously. But the reality is that very few Americans were fully with us a decade ago. This was a major conversation and the burden was really on us to make the credible case. Which we did.
Hillary Clinton came to the only right and acceptable position, all while supporting many compromises along the way (even in that 2002 interview with Matthews she supported civil unions, which was somewhat progressive for the time). If you want to fault her for the journey, then fine. But if you and the candidates you favor are still on the wrong side of history, even when the writing is on the wall and the water so favorable, your attempt is only going to expose your own lack of growth. Good luck with all that.
Video: Scenes from the self-defeating extremist parade that was NOM's #March4Marriage
Video: Equality versus NOM #march4marriage supporter who thinks we're 'so unnatural'
It's good that this Daily Mail video features a National Organization For Marriage "march for marriage" participant who admits she thinks gay people are "so unnatural" (like totally, ohmigah!). Because that is what drives the anti-gay movement:
Eh, at least FRC's Peter Sprigg didn't call on us to be "exported" or criminalized. Because, ya know—he's done both:
*SOURCE: Gays seek immigration reform [Medill Reports]
**MORE: Peter Sprigg [GLAAD CAP]
Own worst enemies: Anti-equality movement shows true animus on steps of Supreme Court
Just a day before the "protect marriage" movement has its most important hearing in its movement's history, a band of some of the most animus-driven activists in this or any other world gathered for a press conference that framed homosexuality as a behavior. Peter LaBarbera, Janet Porter, "ex-gay" Greg Quinlan, and Scott "I'm on trial for crimes against humanity" Lively are just some of those gathered to show the SCOTUS nine what this movement is really all about.
Americans United brings us these pics:
We couldn't create such great evidence if we tried! And that's the self-defeating truth about the anti-LGBT movement: their most outspoken and committed voices are their biggest liabilities.
Video: America is ready for the freedom to marry