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03/24/2012

Fischer notes employer's #glaadcap overrepresentation; confuses dubious distinction with strength

Bryan Fischer has moved beyond simply claiming that the GLAAD Commentator Accountability Project is out to silence him, now also tacking on the claim that this supposed "silencing" is due to GLAAD's "fear" of Fischer and his employer: Here’s a...

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#glaadcap runs counter to free & fair debate, says he who counters freedom & fairness

In yet another response to GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project, Family Research Council Senior Fellow Peter Sprigg has retweeted the beyond-incendiary Linda Harvey, adding his own claim that LGBT activists "can't win free and fair debate": So since free and fair...

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Vote For MarriageNC's first ad: Biblical commandments should be policy, judiciary should be silent

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Vote For Marriage NC proudly pits faith against certain taxpayers' civil rights

From the official campaign to alter the Tar Heel State's most precious governing document so that it explicitly makes life harder for certain kinds of residents: Weird, wonder why they didn't talk to 4000+ people trained in constitutional law instead....

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Maggie celebrates her campaign being outpaced tenfold

Maggie Gallagher is quite proud of herself: Meanwhile: Add your name: Thank Starbucks [Sum of Us] But yeah, Maggie. 121 comments is. Good. I guess.

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Come for the uplifting prayer and fellowship, stay for the cynical political activity

From Baltimore's CBS affiliate: More than 1,000 churches across Maryland are expected to offer a petition to their members so the issue can get on the ballot. … “In order to save America, to save our families, we must take...

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03/23/2012

CWA's Legal Counsel: Gays are 'winning over the culture'

A refreshing admission from Concerned Women For America's resident Concerned Man, Mario Diaz, Esq.: "The fact of the matter is that this is a cultural and political issue and, as we discussed, homosexuals are slowly winning over the culture. Let...

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33,000+ people have already *THANKED* Starbucks (@pumpstarbucks don't @dumpstarbucks)

From the Sum of Us organization: GO ADD YOUR NAME: Thank You Starbucks [Sum of Us] As of now, only a little over 6,000 have signed on to NOM's ant-gay effort, and I know for a fact that some of...

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NH anti-equality crowd: If at first you will fail harder than expected, try again?

Those New Hampshire social conservatives who, after wasting months of people's time and energy on a mean-spirited effort to strip certain citizens of a right that they are enjoying at the expense of no one, ultimately suffered a bruising loss...

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Gays out to [insert scary thing] Washington

Washington state's anti-equality crowd is already ramping up the crude, offensive, and off-the-mark claims about marriage equality and its supposed "ill" effects, claims they are pushing with help from their willing allies at the Christian Bible Network: Believers like Lance...

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03/22/2012

Iowa Family leader warns 'legislators are accountable to God'; though still after your mortal marriage license

This is what the Family Leader, the group trying to overturn civil, court-tested marriage equality in Iowa, thinks you need to know about the organization's current legislative fight. Pictured is Greg Baker, the group's political director: [VIDEO: Marriage Rally] But...

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How strict is NOM's @DumpStarbucks petition?

The petition just thanked and counted me for entering this as my name, email, and zip code: This whole thing is sham. Buy a Frappucino, not this farce. **FIGHT BACK! @PumpStarbucks.

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Video: Kirk Cameron exacerbates situation, says gays 'headed down road that's going to be detrimental to themselves and potentially others'

After admitting he has friendly ears in longtime anti-LGBT activists Tim Wildmon and Tony Perkins, '80s teen star Kirk Cameron again fails to take even an iota of responsibility for saying that gays are "unnatural" and "detrimental to society in...

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NOM's ongoing war on discourse: Dump Starbucks edition

Two hours ago, the "Dump Starbucks" Facebook wall looked like this: Now it looks like this: Note that not only is my comment deleted, but the comment box itself is gone. That's because they have also blocked me from the...

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Jim Garlow: GLAAD trying to 'destroy' me

"Prop 8 pastor" Jim Garlow is the latest in a long line of defensive social conservatives to claim that highlighting their own words = "silencing." This time with an added claim that GLAAD is out to "destroy": No, Mr. Garlow:...

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Gary Bauer latest to acknowledge #glaadcap inclusion, latest to decontextualize phrase 'free speech'

Yet another person whose own words are highlighted by GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project is trying to recruit children into the "silence"-misconstruing lifestyle: In Good Company I’m pleased to report that my name was included on a list of pro-family, Christian...

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NOM EXPOSED: The 30,000 Foot View of NOM

Let’s step back and look at the big picture of where one of the leading anti-gay groups in the country is at the moment. The panorama is even better than the individual snapshots. KEEP READING: The 30,000 Foot View of...

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Video: GLAAD Commentator Accountability Project's single most incendiary commentator calls GLAAD 'Nazis'. Again.

And again with the obtuse "silencing" claims: Oh Bryan, buddy -- you're the *LAST* person we want to silence. Hell, if I had my way, you'd have a one night prime-time special to lay bear your views!!! Our polls would...

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Dump [Generic Stock Photo Coffee Shops]

This is the image that the National Org. For Marriage is using for its Ridiculous "Dump Starbucks" campaign: Only thing? That's not a Starbucks. That's not a green-aproned barista. It's just some generic barista at an independent coffee shop: [iStockPhoto]...

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Pump n' Dump

They say: @DumpStarbucks We say: @PumpStarbucks Take your pick. Me? Just the thought of a Starbucks dump makes me a little nauseous, both in terms of the wasted coffee and waste matter connotations.

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Linda Harvey says GLAAD & SPLC like Nazis, Islamic radicals; so in short: justifies GLAAD & SPLC

From the always refreshing Linda Harvey, the latest to accuse GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project of being "bigoted" for simple pointing out certain pundits' OWN WORDS: "Hate branding, focusing on Jews, succeeded in branding them as the 'enemy' in public opinion...

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FRC says Kirk Cameron 'simply disagreed' on marriage, on par with Obama; is lying

I've already expressed frustration at the reliably responsibility-shirking way his far-right defenders keep overlooking the part of Kirk Cameron's comments that actually earned the ire (e.g. "unnatural… I think that it's detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the...

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03/21/2012

Cruel repeal bill defeated in NH!!!! (i.e. NOM smacked down for 2nd time today)

From Standing Up For New Hampshire Families: Folks this is HUGE. The other side threw a lot of muscle at it. And lost. Badly. It's a good day. Grab a Starbucks.

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NOM can't even do a Starbucks boycott right

As expected, NOM, just hours after being thoroughly smacked down at Starbucks' shareholders meeting, has launched its anti-gay boycott site: But wait, doesn't NOM's imagery and overall campaign imply the active dumping of a Starbucks cup? Doesn't that tell people...

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AUDIO: NOM confronts Starbucks on marriage equality; gets smacked down to great applause

NOM gets SMACKED DOWN! Starbucks chairman and CEO Howard Shultz says the company's support for marriage equality "was not something that was a difficult decision for us": *A second, seemingly non-NOM-affiliated shareholder tried again, got the same response: *About the...

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Video: Forget marriage -- NOM has redefined the definition of deception!

Igor Volsky notes the latest straw man floating through the never-ending hypocrisy parade that is NOM: As lawmakers in New Hampshire prepare to repeal that state’s same-sex marriage law, the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) Brian Brown appeared on MSNBC...

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NY's special election: NOM further connects itself to anti-gay animus

The election is still undecided, with many thinking that Democrat Lew Fidler will prove victorious once the absentee ballots are counted. But that's neither here nor there when it comes to our biggest takeaway from last night's special state senate...

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NOM acknowledges #glaadcap; uncaps sad truth about own support base

NOM, an organization with a whopping five people (currently) whose own words are featured on the GLAAD Commentator Accountability Projects (Robert George, Maggie Gallagher, Brian Brown, Jennifer Roback Morse, Christopher Plante), has posted its first acknowledgment of the the list,...

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Audio: Linda Harvey calls anti-bullying effort a 'God-dishonoring day'; God calls Linda Harvey, asks that she stop speaking for him

Candi Cushman wants to counter it with "ex-gay"-promoting "dialogue." But Linda Harvey, being of the less pragmatic wing of the anti-LGBT movement, comes right out and says why she opposes the anti-bullying Day Of Silence effort: SOURCE: Concerned Women For...

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Mike Heath, once shunned, vows to take top Maine marriage role; that's awesome for us!

This is verrrry interesting: PORTLAND, Maine (WTW) — Two longtime opponents of gay rights and same-sex marriage initiatives are forming a political action committee to oppose Maine's same-sex marriage referendum. Michael Heath and Paul Madore said Tuesday they've formed the...

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Video: The 'sanctity' of majority tyranny

Unanimous high court opinions don't matter. Tax-paying gay couples who are already marrying without incident don't matter. The crucial principle of protecting minorities from the whims of a (faith-motivated) majority don't matter. In Iowa conservative circles circa 2012, it's only...

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Video: Candi Cushman vs. Gaga, Hutcherson, gays who won't 'change'

Lady Gaga and actor Josh Hutcherson are using their public profiles to help increase awareness of the long-damaging problem of targeted, LGBT bullying. It's a problem that is undeniable to most anyone who has attended a public school in this...

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Video: 19 Outspoken Activists And Counting

Whenever the Duggar family would appear on the "Today" show to announce a new birth, and the anchor team would proceed to act like their announcement was a fun little kicker story that deserved national praise, I used to express...

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03/20/2012

Non-shocker of the day: @Vote4MarriageNC deletes perfectly fair discourse

Remember earlier today, when I showed you that Facebook message where I quite plainly and calmly reminded my opponents in North Carolina that their organization, like all state campaigns against equality, benefits from the out-of-state help of one National Organization...

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Really, Pete? It's odd to you that the media's less eager to book those who take others' wedding pics and write 'perversion' on them?

Far-right social conservatives misrepresent the GLAAD Commentator Accountability Project, take #9,643: LaBarbera Warns of 'Activist-Minded Homosexuals' and 'Homosexual Activist Rhetoric' Controlling the Media [RightWingWatch] I think we struck a nerve [tee hee]. *About the headline: Catching up with Peter Labarbera...

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Brian Brown on MLK: His 'most important civil right' was right to vote on Bayard Rustin's love life

Holy crapballs! It seems that the late, great Martin Luther King, Jr., came back to mortal Earth today in Iowa! And we all missed it! Naturally, when determining how and where to make the miraculous return that would best signify...

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Video: 'Potential for procreation' and @MNForMarriage's other heretofore unknown marital requirements

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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Pointing out @Vote4MarriageNC's 'let NC decide for itself' hypocrisy

I said all I needed to say on Facebook: **NOM's $50,000 North Carolina expenditure. More likely to come before election day: SOURCE: NC State Board of Elections **And, true to form, Vote For Marriage NC has deleted my comments. Because...

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Catholic.org latest to brand GLAAD with 'censorship' claims; latest to show pressing need for OwnWordsAphobia cure

Spilling almost two thousand words without ever accurately addressing the project, its guiding motivation, or the merits attached to the rhetoric that the project highlights, Deacon Keith Fournier takes to Catholic Online's web space to join the ranks of those...

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Tony Perkins doesn't want to judge judges on basis of sexuality; except when he does

Family Research Council president Tony Perkins today, stressing that qualifications matter more than sexual orientation: [SOURCE: FRC] I agree. Find qualified judges, regardless of sexual orientation, and judge them on the merits of their rulings rather than their family makeup....

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Add @CatholicLeague to list of fallacious #glaadcap respondents

Another supposed fan of bearing true witness decides to instead bear false. This time, the Catholic League's Bill Donohue who is taking GLAAD's attempt to highlight commentators own words and spinning it into some sort of "blacklist": Oh, you don't...

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Video: What Bob's been Vander-plotting

Today in Des Moines, Bob Vander Plaats, Brian Brown, and representatives from CatholicVote.org (Where NOM's own Thomas Peters also writes) will gather to push the Iowa legislature to pass a ban on the currently legal same-sex marriages that have blessed...

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03/19/2012

One-term: Jimmy Carter supports civil marriage for all

Some nice support (and pertinent distinction) from a Southern Baptist: In all of [Jesus'] teachings about multiple things -– he never said that gay people should be condemned. I personally think it is very fine for gay people to be...

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In which NOM's Roback Morse helps destroy NOM's NH 'Compromise' ruse

This is Jennifer Roback Morse (of the National Organization For Marriage's Ruth Institute) speaking to a crowd of New Hampshire conservatives last week: SOURCE: Jason Adkins [MN Catholic Conference] Cue people who have "lost it": THERE! IS! NO! COMPROMISING! WITH!...

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Photo: Same-sex, marriage

Brian Brown speaking to a weekend Christian conference in Hartford, CT: [Hartford, CT Conference] [NOM Facebook Photos] So many potential pairs of husbands! Hope at least one love connection was made.

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Today: Two #GLAADcap listees discuss 'ex-gay' advocacy, self-victimization

Today: [Listen here] Oh, we're listening. And noting it all. *Note: The "discriminatory treatment" that Peter is talking about involves his attempt, as board member of PFOX (Parents of Friends of Ex-gays) to push scientifically-shunned "gays can change" advocacy into...

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Video: NOM's Roback Morse protects sanctity of own voice box

The Ruth Institute (a project of NOM's Education Fund) head tells a crowd in New Hampshire -- a state where legal, tangible, undeniable same-sex marriages are in place -- where she and her vocal cords draw the line: [GraniteGrok] Frankly...

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Take action: 6,200 messages to protect NH equality; send to every New Hampshirite you know

URGENT: 6,200 Messages to Defend the Freedom to Marry [Standing Up For NH Families] *ALSO: About those NOM lies: NOM in NH: Wants to ‘restore’ what Brian Brown once called a ‘dark day’ [NOM Exposed]

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NOM's 'elect Storobin' extremism: This time with added element of deception

I've told you several times now about the eye-opening alliance that the National Organization for Marrriage has forged in the run-up to tomorrow's special election in Brooklyn, with the supposedly marriage-focused organization teaming with a group that says gays are...

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Today in responsibility-shirking spin: Accurately noting Chuck Colson's own words = threats against his life

As his GLAAD CAP profile notes, Chuck Colson has likened the American Psychological Association to Nazi Germany (because they stood against so-called "ex-gay therapy), compared heartbroken protesters who took the streets against Prop 8 to both Bull Conner and "Nazi...

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