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03/17/2012

Days and Slights: This Week in NOM (Mar. 11 - Mar. 17)

Dear NOM Watcher, Let's start with a few truths. TRUTH ONE: Roseanne Barr is an entertainer, not a gay activist who speaks for the movement. TRUTH TWO: Kirk Cameron didn't just say he opposed marriage equality, but rather that he...

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03/16/2012

Listen: Rick Santorum's Sunday night campaign stop

Tony Perkins has announced that Rick Santorum will be speaking at his home church this weekend: *** This Sunday evening, my home church, Baton Rouge's Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, will be hosting a special community service with Sen. Rick Santorum...

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READ: NOM trying to stall in Maine

Not sure exactly what's going on here. But at it's most basic, NOM is trying to delay and complicate public disclosure of their PAC activity in Maine: 240

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More NOM stock photo fun: From Russia with hetero-only love

In truth, the happy stock photo couple seen below, as shot by Moscow-based photographer Konstantin Andruhin, is staring off into the Russian skyline: [SOURCE: iStockPhoto] But when put through NOM's deceptive-in-every-way filter? The couples becomes a pair of all-American advocates...

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NY special election: Most nakedly hostile, animus-driven, sweeping anti-gay campaign in NOM's history

With only four days to go until the March 20 special election in New York, the National Organization For Marriage is ramping up its advocacy on behalf of Republican state Senate candidate David Storobin. This comes from the cover of...

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People who live in cash-filled back rooms throw hypocritical stones

This is disgusting: NOM's new gay billionaires web ad in NH [NOM Exposed] Wait, NOM: Tell me again about how many ethics boards are investigating you. Tell me again about the court losses you've suffered on this front. Tell me...

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The war on the fairly-elected legislature's fairly-passed bills: Washington edition

It's bad enough (rabidly awful, actually) that some of our fellow citizens continue to work so hard to put our civil rights onto a direct ballot. But there's something extra unsavory in the undercurrent of these kinds of campaigns, where...

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Rachel Maddow's journalistic regret: Entering Stanford newsroom before exiting closet

An interesting take on coming out in the press, from a press person who's so proudly out: I was a college freshman, and I had just figured out that I was gay. I was heady with the self-importance of a...

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Glenn Stanton twists, stands by 'particularly evil lie of Satan' quote; justifies #glaadcap

Yesterday, when responding to professional "ex-gay" Randy Thomas' reaction to GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project, I showed you a brief snippet from the comments that followed Randy's post. Turns out that overnight, the whole thing expanded. And when it did, some...

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Kevin McCullough challenges, justifies Commentator Accountability Project

Right out of the gate, radio host Kevin McCullough appointed himself a spokesperson for those who are featured on GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project. In doing so, is only making GLAAD's case that much stronger: AFA Radio Host: Gays Want to...

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03/15/2012

National Org. For [knocking yet-to-be-published kids books that have nothing to do with] Marriage

The National Organization For Marriage continues to prove that its agenda goes well beyond its stated cause. Check out this snippet from Brian Brown's weekly newsletter, which cites the uber-incendiary LifeSiteNews: Meanwhile, what's next for the progressives who want to...

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Video games making America gay; I wish I was playing

Not gonna lie: I'm having trouble following this not-so-expertly crafted press release. But from best I can tell, Mario is the new Harvey Milk: Video Games Caving to Homosexual Agenda One family of mutual fund is not surprised as Electronic...

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Republicans for accountability

Log Cabin Republicans: Here at Log Cabin Republicans, we don’t always agree with some of the decisions made by the folks at GLAAD – as our Washington, DC chapter president recently noted, our community is harmed by the liberal bias...

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Joseph Farah has never said anything bad about gays; he meant that terrorism comparison in a polite way

Astute G-A-Y commenter Glen said this about the anti-LGBT crowd's telling response to GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project: "What's of note here is that those who are now complaining about having their statements made readily available to media outlets that might...

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MDPetitions: Misguided guardians surround growing peace

I actually kind of love the illustration that MDPetitions.com, the official signature gathering site of the Maryland Marriage Alliance, is using to illustrate their effort: Because when I look at the graphic, I actually see a perfect allusion for where...

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Video: Minnesota for [telling gays their marriages are like five-legged dogs]

I've always seen my dog as having four legs. That's all that either I or my vet have been able to pinpoint, so I just kind of went with it. When I take him for his daily walks, my assumption...

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If Matt Barber wants more light, more light he shall receive #glaadcap

In an article titled... Matt Barber, one of the more eye- and ear-opening voices on the entire GLAAD Commentator Accountability Project list, continues the far-right's aggressively obtuse meme that tries to turn sunlight into "silence": Since they cannot win the...

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NOM finally admitting its largely Catholic motivator?

I actually applaud our adversaries for this new banner image: Because the truth is that Brian Brown, Maggie Gallagher, Thomas Peters, Robert George, and ever single person who speaks for NOM is working from an inextricably Catholic basis that they...

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Jim Daly's nice, would help you build a fort. So ignore what he chose to put on record? #glaadcap

To no one's surprise, professional "ex-gay" Randy Thomas has responded negatively to GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project. But in raising the points that he does, Randy only helps highlight one of the true beauties of the project. Reach this snip and...

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03/14/2012

Focus on the Family's anti-intellectual #glaadcap response: Offends me more than my ethics will allow me to tell you

GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project is 100% about more conversation, not less. It's funny that those whose views are accurately noted in the project refuse to hear that, instead repeating the same, tired "censorship" claims in a singular voice: Gary Schneeberger,...

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And the 2nd misplaced claim of #glaadcap silencing comes from…

…Peter Sprigg: Just as with Focus on the Family's Fleece and Liberty Counsel's Barber, let me remind the Family Research Council's Sprigg: Nobody wants to silence or censor you. In truth, GLAAD wants everyone -- AND I MEAN EVERYONE! --...

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You didn't hear it from me, but...: Focus staffer says #GLAADcap is gossipy

Esther Fleece, Focus on the Family's young director of millennial outreach, has tweeted the following: So since Esther is apparently more into facts that she is gossip, let's look at some of the GLAAD CAP facts as they apply to...

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NOM in WA: In-kind contributions for unkind goal

NOM's ramping up their strategizing in Washington state. Here's a list of in-kind contributions reported by Preserve Marriage Washington: [Preserve Marriage Washington, InKind Contributions -- WA Public Disclosure] Expenses for travel, catering, lodging? It's a little ironic how closely the...

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Video: 'Probably Gay (The Homophobia Song)'

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Video: Minnesota For [Kids as a Marital Requirement (lest they be hypocrites)]

Kalley Yanta is taking time from her other gig of telling women that birth control is a "selfish" act against God to again tell Minnesotans how and why marriage equality is a supposedly selfish act against heterosexuals: **Note: Kalley Yanta...

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Fully formed parenting: Accurate representation shouldn't be a write-in campaign

A novel new campaign from a reliably thoughtful org: Washington DC - (Mar. 13, 2012) - Family Equality Council, the national organization that connects, supports and represents the one million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) and...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM in NH: Wants to ‘restore’ what Brian Brown once called a ‘dark day

Some of this information will be familiar to regular G-A-Y readers. But with NOM ramping up claims that they support civil unions in New Hampshire, it's important to beat the drum about the ridiculousness of that notion: NOM in NH:...

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And the 1st misplaced claim of #glaadcap silencing comes from…

The Liberty Counsel's Matt Barber, one of the harshest voices included in the first round of the Gay And Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's Commentator Accountability Project, has responded to the inclusion. In six separate Tweets, he's done this: Which is...

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Put your #glaadcap on, join me hon': GLAAD announces Commentator Accountability Project

Last night, I toasted the hardworking digital activists who've been so diligently tracking those who fight against the basic civil liberties (and oftentimes basic worth) of LGBT people. Today, a next step of sorts. Today, we strive to heighten awareness...

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03/13/2012

But first: A toast to the archivists/workhorses/game changers

An insider who would know such things once told me that the major players within the "pro-family" movement have little to low to no regard for the netroots activists who monitor their work. This is someone who's well connected (if...

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Omaha stakes less biased ground

By a 4-3 vote, the City Council of Omaha, Nebraska has passed an ordinance adding sexual orientation and gender identity to anti-discrimination laws to current nondiscrimination laws: BREAKING: Omaha passes LGBT ordinance [KVNO News] The ordinance was quite controversial. Which,...

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Openly-elected NYC official sets mid-May 'I do' date

Christine Quinn, New York City's current Council Speaker and expected 2013 mayoral candidate, has announced that she will marry longtime partner Kim Catullo on May 19 of this year: Christine Quinn Sets Wedding Date [Advocate] I couldn't think of anything...

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Audio: In a church, Tony states; In states, Tony churches

You really have to wonder how those who fight against us can speak with anything resembling a straight face, considering the absurd level of disingenuousness that they use in their "moral values" messaging. Latest example: Here we have Family Research...

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Vote For [Church/State] Marriage NC (@vote4marriagenc)

Jason Phibbs is listed as a county coordinator with the Vote For Marriage NC campaign. Like so many involved with this campaign, he continues to prove how little its proponents care about the civil marriage licensing rights at the crux...

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NOM affiliate leader 'likes' one of anti-gaydom's harshest orgs

Peter LaBarbera's so-called Americans For Truth About Homosexuality group is one of the most incendiary outfits working today. The group has been on the Southern Poverty Law Center's "hate groups" list for a couple of years now, thanks to an...

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'Protecting marriage' always comes down to 'changing' gays: @MNForMarriage Edition

As you may or may not know, Courage is a Catholic organization that aims to "help persons with same-sex attractions develop a life of interior chastity in union with Christ." It is essentially an "ex-gay" organization, but with more of...

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Audio: Accurately labeling the MN For Marriage campaign is a 'rhetorical tactic'?

I am beyond tired of this kind of justification and the ease with which its conscience-clearers state it: SOURCE: Jason Adkins [MN Catholic Conference] The speaker is Jason Adkins, one of the top leaders of the current, so-called Minnesota For...

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03/12/2012

Video: 'You Can Run' video released: Gay male's actions 'literally kill him and he lives about half his life out'

Never mind the last post. The vid is out now: These are public school students hearing this nasty, anti-scientific indoctrination. It is far from okay. Not to mention the grammar. "…lives about half his life out"? The dangling proposition is...

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You Can Run But You Cannot Hide group is, well -- running and hiding

You may have heard about the anti-gay messages that Junkyard Prophet, an outreach band affiliated with the SPLC-designated hate group You Can Run But You Cannot Hide, delivered to a junior and senior high school audience in Dunkerton, IA. If...

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CLASS? Dismissed.

The STOPSB48 coalition, which failed last fall at stopping California's LGBT-inclusive teaching law and is currently trying to gather enough petition signatures to make this election cycle, has relaunched its site and rebranded all of its materials with this new...

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Video: Someday gays won't face indignity of pro-discrimination promos. But for now…

Crudely and cruelly altering the state's most precious governing document so that is specifically discriminates against certain kids of taxpayers is "possibly the single most important issue to be decided by North Carolina voters in our lifetime." Apparently:

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NOM's Morse heads to New Hampshire, further connects NOM to 'ex-gay' advocacy

New Hampshire's Cornerstone Policy Research, an organization that pushes four different so-called "ex-gay" groups as a way for its supporters to handle "homosexual issues… [SOURCE: NH Cornerstone] …will tonight play host to the National Organization For Marriage's Jennifer Roback Morse...

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Audio: As usual, Wash. 'marriage protector' proves fight's about much more than marriage

Shahram Hadian is running for Governor of Washington state. He's also joined forces with longtime anti-gay activist Ken Hutcherson and local attorney (and Attorney General candidate) Stephen Pidgeon for an initiative designed to both overturn the state's recently-passed marriage law...

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Minnesota for Marriage's voice: Also Minnesota Against Birth Control's

If you're a regular follower of the marriage debate, you surely recognize Kalley Yanta from the series of videos she has been doing for the so-called Minnesota For Marriage campaign. But don't be fooled into thinking Ms. Yanta's engagement is...

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