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09/01/2012

Chuck Norris' creepy new role: Convincing evangelical America that President Obama is evil incarnate

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08/31/2012

These Tweeters think 'f*ggot' makes them sound cool/tough. Are wrong.

Track it in real time: **NOTE: There are of course some who are quoting others and not meaning to use the word maliciously. I trust you can tell the difference.

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Video: The Million Man March was a 'Homosexual Penis Ritual'

Bring 2012 homo-hostility to a 1995 event: Oh please. Everyone knows we hold our homosexual penis rituals in CockWorship, Nebraska.

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Margaret Hoover is 'seditious' and other things NOM is trying to fib into truth

In his weekly email to supporters, National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown condemns the "seditious" "Margaret Hoover Republicans" who are trying to speed up the progression by which the Republican Party will reach its inevitable, pro-marriage-equality destiny: In the...

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'I am a social moderate' said Romney (when saying so was politically convenient) #GOP2012 #DNC2012

Let's compare last night's GOP convention speech with one delivered a decade prior. This comes from the 2002 Massachusetts state GOP Convention: "My dad, George Romney, was a three-term governor of Michigan. He walked the streets of Detroit with Martin...

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Audio: Good Christian equates us with cannibals, ax murderers, child molesters

The full clip (at link) is all about Christians needing to leave California because the legislature is stepping up and finally doing something about the scientifically-repudiated nonsense that is "ex-gay" therapy. But just to give you the general sense, here's...

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Have $30? Well you too can luncheon w/ a man who fundraises by calling gay kids immoral

In two weeks: Eh, I guess it's better than Tony's other ways of fundraising, specifically the ones that involve him telling gay kids they are immoral and condemning "disgusting" attempts to make those kids feel better about who they are:

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A suggestion for Clint Eastwood

Next time, hire a chair with better comic timing: Of course it'd never work. Everyone knows Chairy is a dyed-in-the-factory Democrat.

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Last night, Mitt Romney talked a lot about family

For LGBT people, this is what that vision looks like: It's hard to swallow the naked attempt to humanize when the subject has quite literally pledged to divorce me (at logical worst) from the man on the couch next to...

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08/30/2012

Video: Baptists vs. Minnesota marriage amendment; yes, you read that correctly

"Wait, the Baptist faith can promote unity?" ask the millions of young people who've been unfortunately duped by a decades-long "culture war" PR campaign that makes New Coke and the Geico Caveman TV series seem like acts of savvy marketing...

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Preserve Marriage Washington: A nakedly Christian effort to deny gays' *CIVIL* rights

This is just one of the things that the group trying to rollback *CIVIL* marriage equality in Washington state is telling local pastors and churchgoers: To see the others, check out the church kits that Preserve Marriage Washington is passing...

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HOLY SH*T: Anti-gay activist says Dan Savage's 'days are numbered'; claims it as 'God's justice'

[Charles Carter] **As you can see, the video was yanked. Fortunately I saved a backup:

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Equality NC goes on offense against NOM's extreme voice

I don't make it a habit to post organizations' pitch letters. But this one, letting locals know about Patrick Wooden, the completely incendiary pastor that the National Organization For Marriage recruited to drive Black voters away from President Obama, deserves...

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Wherein Peter LaBarbera proves my point

Earlier this week, when presenting a clip of the American Family Association's Monica Cole accusing NBC's "The New Normal" of degrading morality by simply presenting a same-gender–headed family unit, I referred to the "old normal" of far-right heterosexual Christians denigrating...

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Administering wrong-headed religious tests, unwilling to be receptive student

Here is an example of the flawed arguments that permeate (define?) the "protect marriage" movement. This one was found on Protect Marriage Maine's Facebook wall: A couple of things. (1) Marriage vows are not required to be read in public...

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'I used to be a addicted to men…'

Found on the Maryland Marriage Alliance Facebook page: Well if it's printed on your shirt, it must be true.

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Brian Brown's reminder to America: The GOP is still your anti-equality party

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FRC now praying for SPLC, critics' repentance

From the Family Research Council's latest prayer blast: [FRC Prayer Targets] Riiiiiiiiiight. Fanned the flames. You mean like this, Tony Perkins? Senior Fellow of Policy: VP of Church Ministries: This year's recipient of FRC's "Watchmen Pastor" award President:

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08/29/2012

Non-schocker of a non-poll: Concerned Women For America members concerned about LGBT acceptance

Gee, and here I thought they, the members of one of America's most anti-LGBT organizations, were eagerly awaiting to see where "Glee" takes the Kurt and Blaine relationship: National Impact Survey - 2012 [SOURCE] Stay tuned for the next total...

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In which Ralph Reed attempts to steal my style too

Jeremy Hooper: Longtime "religious right" thought leader Ralph Reed, seen at the GOP Convention: Oh come on, Ralph! Aren't my rights enough? Must you take my jacket too?

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Live long enough and you'll (always) see incumbent Presidents tout equality's virtues

From a speech delivered in Iowa yesterday afternoon: I cringed through the Democratic silence that was de rigueur during the Bush years. This is better.

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We're fighting back, civil unions–stiflers. ttyl…k?

Fight Back Colorado has a fun campaign envisioning the texts that the two people at the forefront of killing the state's civil unions bill, House Speaker Frank McNulty and Majority Leader Amy Stephens, might have exchanged during the time of...

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Annoy the American Family Association—watch 'The New Normal' pilot right now, in full

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Video: Everybody's got a book to sell; only some of us are selling discrimination too

Option #1: You can head over to Amazon and buy a copy (Kindle or Paperback) of the top rated Gay & Lesbian book currently available on Amazon, which just so happens to be written by a man called Jeremy Hooper....

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Sen. Hatch opposes Mitt's anti-equality promises; 'Um, duh' says the future

Michelangelo Signorile gets a good "get": Orrin Hatch Breaks With Mitt Romney On Gay Marriage Ban, Does Not Support Amendment [HuffPo] And of course Hatch is breaking from the 2012 edition of Mitt Romney, not the prior incarnations that actually...

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It's not a hurricane until a social conservative links it to LGBT acceptance

I'd assume he means Katrina was the first chance:

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#GLAADCAP goes local; highlights Minnesota activists' own words

In phase two of GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project. Today, five activists working closely to alter Minnesota's constitution so that it expressly limits the rights of same-gender couples get their own profiles: MINNESOTA: Barb Anderson MINNESOTA: Chuck Darrell MINNESOTA: Bradlee Dean...

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If there is a political takeaway from Ann Romney's speech, it belongs to marriage equality advocates

Most of the pundits seem to agree: Ann Romney's Republican Convention speech was largely about the man she loves. I agree and applaud her for it. Hopefully we are not so cynical in our politics that it blinds us from...

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Video: Beekman Boys put on their racing shoes

Josh Kilmer-Purcell and fiancé Dr. Brent Ridge have been longtime friends of Good As You. Thrilled to see the couple (aka The Fabulous Beekman Boys) on the upcoming edition of "The Amazing Race":

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NOM's key voice vs. 'acting on' gay 'inclinations'

On the same day that we all read Carlos Maza's astounding firsthand account of what really goes on at a National Organization For Marriage Ruth Institute conference, the head of the organization, Jennifer Roback Morse, posted the following to her...

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What the 'real' Romney marriage can teach Americans about marriage equality (yes, really)

In light of Ann Romney's speech last night and it's focus on what she called their "real" marriage, I thought this would be worth reposting. First the news account of their 1969 union: Why did Ann Davies and Mitt Romney...

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FRC fundraises by conflating fair scrutiny with violence

From the Family Research Council's August newsletter to supporters, words attributed to president Tony Perkins: FULL LETTER: FRC Alright, so I don't think I need to repeat the vicious slights that FRC staffers lay at our feet on a daily...

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One FRC headline says so much

The story itself is just whatever, a rundown of a procedural move that has little bearing on the November ballot fight. But check out the heterosexist headline the Family Research Council chose to run: [FRC] Look, I love me some...

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08/28/2012

GLAAD: Equality Matters' Carlos Maza pulls mask off NOM's victim routine

EQUALITY MATTERS' CARLOS MAZA PULLS MASK OFF NOM'S VICTIM ROUTINE [GLAAD]

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM’s Thomas Peters says ‘The church doesn’t believe in gay and lesbian people’

Reiterating a view we've heard from staffers like Jennifer Roback Morse, the National Organization For Marriage's star blogger and Cultural Director again proves that the NOM agenda does not—DOES.NOT!—stop at just marriage: NOM’s Thomas Peters: ‘‘The church doesn’t believe in...

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Equality Matters undercover: Carlos Maza attends NOM's Ruth Institute conference

Go read in full: "So on Thursday, July 26, armed with little more than my camera phone, a notepad, and a hastily-concocted backstory, I boarded a flight to San Diego to attend what would end up being one of the...

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The old normal: Far-right heterosexual Christians denigrating other family forms

FULL PIECE: [AFA] Right. Because not all of us can reach the lofty broadcast standards of one Bryan J Fischer.

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Protect Marriage Maine top dog versus gay couples' 'sexual brokeneness'

Jeremiah Mutty thinks marriage equality would facilitate the "sexual brokenness" of married men like me: He also loves to link my loving, monogamous union to a behavior like adultery: And of course homosexuality is, in his view, a "sin" on...

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08/27/2012

NOM's NC ad touts man who calls homosexuality 'wicked, deviant, immoral, self-destructive, anti-human sexual behavior'

I told you it was coming. Now here it is: NOM's ad targeting African-American voters in North Caorlina: Need a refresher about Patrick Wooden? Well here, check out his profile from GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project: - On being gay: "We’re...

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Did a trial judge just open the door to CA marriages?

Chris Geidner brings us news that might have just opened marriage to millions: The trial court judge in California who has taken over hearing the federal court case challenging Proposition 8, the state's amendment limiting marriages to one man and...

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Report: Major NOM ally violates sanctity of breathalyzer

Regular G-A-Y readers have heard me mention the name of Salvatore "father of Prop 8" Cordileone on a number of occasions. Now this: The newly appointed archbishop of San Francisco was arrested for DUI over the weekend in San Diego,...

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VP Biden makes pro-LGBT statement; Tony Perkins can't have that, now can he?

It's The Family Research Council president's version of Christianity, the rest of us just get "set free" within it:

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Protect Marriage Maine vs. fair discourse; anti-equality group deletes my comment, bans me from site

This morning, right after opining on the subject, I went over to Protect Marriage Maine's Facebook page and fairly responded to another commenter's questions: But how does that same Facebook thread now look? Well, like this: Comment thread: Protect Marriage...

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Peter LaBarbera's radio show: Dan Savage won the NOM debate!

Anyone who watched the Brown/Savage debate knows that Dan Savage won the thing hands down. Now here are two ardent foes of LGBT rights, Peter LaBarbera and Pastor John Kirkwood, admitting the obvious: FULL AUDIO: [Americans For Truth]

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FRC Sr. Fellow: 'From the govt's perspective, all our marriages are civil unions'

The Family Research Council's Ken Blackwell argues our point, not his: Happily, the Republican Platform Committee this week sidestepped the issue of civil unions. Committee members reaffirmed the party's historic support for true marriage. That's a good thing because, from...

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Why can't you overzealous gays let us would-be discriminators engage in a vacuum?

In just thirty-six words, this comment from the Protect Marriage Maine Facebook wall says so much about the national marriage equality conversation and those who engage on the wrong side of it: Protect Marriage Maine [F'Book] If you monitor these...

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08/26/2012

NOM EXPOSED: NOM placing anti-Obama ads on North Carolina R&B, Urban Gospel stations

NOM placing anti-Obama ads on North Carolina R&B, Urban Gospel stations [NOM Exposed]

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Video: 'CBS Sunday Morning' highlights stark contrast btw @GOPConvetion & @DemConvention: Equality vs. Anti-

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