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09/21/2012

Video: Harry Jackson lumps our marriages in 'all kinds of crazy stuff' box; which is all kinds of crazy

Right Wing Watch catches this CBN clip: He's totally right about this whole "all kinds of crazy" thing. I mean tonight, the hubby and I are having Indian food. CRAY-CRAY!

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Video: Put that new iPhone to good use (@hrc, @jserves)

[call4equality.HRC.org]

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NOM's 'game on' mentality is the real problem here

[::Jeremy drops the mic and walks off the stage::]

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Exactly, Tony—because your 'side' cannot, will not, should not win

The notably incendiary Family Research Council president tweets: Precisely, Tony. And when someone comes in my house and leaves behind lingering odors from a nasty bout of gas, I proceed to burn a scented candle. What's your point, bud?

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Protect Marriage Maine plays chicken with logic

Check out this highlighted talking point from Protect Marriage Maine's campaign materials: [PDF] Right. So a a few things. (1) Dan Cathy (who is actually the COO, not CEO) did not "speak out in favor of traditional marriage." In reality,...

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Interesting choice of words

[Focus on the Family] Its straight record would not seem to be the company's problem.

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We aren't anti-anyone says man whose website calls gays a 'particularly evil lie of Satan'

Focus on the Family president Jim Daly denies animus: The kind of clear, demonstrable animus that is running on Focus on the Family's site right now, despite me having personal conversation with Focus on the Family staffers about this content's...

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Long-running 'In The Life' to leave hole in TV market

As a onetime subject and longtime fan, this makes me truly sad: In December, we will broadcast the final episode of our Emmy Award-nominated, signature television series, IN THE LIFE. ITLM ANNOUNCES A NEW DIRECTION [In The Life] I got...

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The world will soon blow up unless you give FRC money

More Americans might have access to affordable medical care! More gay Americans might be able to enter a legal contract with the one person they love! Words like "socialist" will be thrown around without any relation to context. AHHHHHHHHHHH! Family...

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Today in human sh*ttiness: Witherspoon writer analogizes gay 'temptation' with mass murder itch

This shocking passage comes from Anthony Esolen, a Professor of English at Providence College. It is hosted by the Witherspoon Institute, the organization founded by National Organization For Marriage co-founder Robert George: There are things we are better off not...

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09/20/2012

Audio: Fear, lies, and projection masked as 'protection'—a lame ME campaign call

Tonight's Protect Marriage Maine (so-called) campaign call, in full. Best part is when Brian Brown is a no-show:

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Video: Tony Perkins compares same-sex unions to adultery, multiple spouses, polygamy, legal drugs

The caller, a veteran, makes reasoned points about American freedoms. The Family Research Council president, a professional discriminator, is hellbent on throwing everything but the kitchen sink into the caller's opinions: It's quite draining being gay in America, what will...

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Video: '..not gonna limit a basic freedom just because I'm uncomfortable' #MNUnited

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President Obama celebrates one year of increased national strength

Statement by the President on the One Year Anniversary of the Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell A year ago today, we upheld the fundamental American values of fairness and equality by finally and formally repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’...

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Read: Protect Marriage Maine pits churches against civil fairness

We've seen these in other states. Here's the Maine campaign's attempt to withdraw money from the collection plates and ring votes out of fear: Maine ChurchKit

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Paris Hilton, your career might be over

Has to be heard to be believed: "Gay guys are the horniest people in the world. They're disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS." SHOCKING AUDIO: Paris Hilton Blasts Gays...‘Most Of Them Probably Have AIDS’ [Radar]

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Video: Bob Emrich admits he thinks homosexuality is wrong (and we're fine with that)

In the following clip, Bob Emrich comes right out and admits that his campaign against marriage equality (which he is waging in tandem with NOM and others) is built around his personal resistance to homosexuality itself: Totally fine that Bob...

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Con? Way!!!!

Minnesota for Marriage's Assoc. Comm Guy posted this pic of yard signs being delivered: Con-way? What, was the Discrimination-Totally truck unavailable? *NOTE: No intended offense directed toward the Con-way company. I'm sure it is an apolitical business with countless other...

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On #DADT repeal's one year anniv, this post will now detail all of its problems

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Minnesota for Marriage vs. heterosexual atheists (by logical extension)

This week, the so-called Minnesota For Marriage coalition gathered pastors for the purposes of opposing civil marriage equality for same-gender couples. But look at what was said on this day and ask yourself why it, if it were to become...

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'I'm working for 100%' claims man who's working to legally divorce me

Mitt Romney, September of 2012: Mitt Romney, August of 2011:

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Video: Bartlett administration 'Wings' it once again

This had to be the most elaborate state Supreme Court ad in American history: More please.

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Romney, on wrong side of polls, reminds us that he's on wrong side of history

Is it just me, or does the "well my kids are all married" line that the candidate instantaneously offers up add an extra level of offense? But actually, Romney noting that his kids are all married—easily, without controversy, could have...

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Family Research Council chooses perfect image

Yesterday afternoon, Family Research Council ran this graphic: It's perfect. Sure, it's a man and a woman meant to serve as shorthand for "values" superiority. But what are these two supposed moral stalwarts missing? Eyes. Ears. Mouths. Arms. Legs. Without...

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09/19/2012

Video: Gays destroying America and other Sunday customs

And now here is forty-four minutes of Bill Rigsby, pastor of South Carolina's North Anderson Baptist, positioning gays as broken, framing AIDS as God's judgment, pointedly warning kids in his congregation to heed his warnings, and generally using his Sunday...

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MD equality foes pit MLK against gays; jumping the broom of using it as a weapon?

A friend from Maryland was disgusted to find these on the cars in her neighborhood: I especially like how the say no to same-sex marriage, gay marriage, and marriage equality. When hoping to stem a tide as powerful as our...

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The Romney Gaffe (1967 style)

A Republican candidate's verbal misfire dispirits a campaign, alienates the press, and raises questions about the candidate's ability to handle "complex and delicate affairs of state." There really is nothing new under the sun:

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Iowa's 'No Wiggins' team puts blatant deception right on the side of its bus

While questioning potential state Supreme Court justice Angela Onwuachi-Willig back in January of 2011, the chair of the Judicial Nominating Commission, Justice David Wiggins, cracked an obvious joke about Willig's potential (but ultimately unsuccessful) path towards joining the court. The...

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AFA's Fischer links bisexuality to pedophilia, bestiality; links movement to demonstrable animus

Berkley [sic]. Bryan's rhetoric [sick].

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NOM EXPOSED: Audio: Thomas Peters previews 'Next Gen For Marriage' site

Audio: Thomas Peters previews 'Next Gen For Marriage' site [NOM Exposed]

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Report: Chick-fil-A more bothered by recent controversy than supporters wanted you to believe

According to the Chicago-based Civil Rights Agenda, Chick-fil-A has made some drastic changes to its policies. Press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chick-fil-A Ceases Anti-gay Donations, Clarifies Stance on Gay Customers & Employees September 18, 2012 – Chicago, Illinois – The...

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09/18/2012

Bradlee Dean to clue Marylanders into extremity of anti-equality advocacy

You know Bradlee Dean, the intensely anti-LGBT Minnesotan who has one of the most incendiary quote banks of anyone advocating against human rights? Yeah, well—he's about to join an "ex-gay"/anti-equality coalition for the purposes of opposing marriage equality Maryland: Maryland...

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Today in egregious overreaches: Gov. Jindal to tell another state how its courts should work

The anti-gay far-right's continued attempt to punish a unanimous Iowa state Supreme Court panel for simply doing its job (i.e. ruling on the matter of marriage presented to them) is innately chilling, and it is something that anyone who cares...

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Video: John Corvino doesn't want to marry his mixer (and other points)

Lately when I've seen my fellow author and activist John Corvino, he's been paired with NOM co-founder Maggie Gallagher, his co-author on a new book. So it's really refreshing to see the whip-smart Mr. Corvino flying solo for this trio...

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NOM EXPOSED: Board Chair equates President Obama’s actions with Pearl Harbor bombing

Emperor Hirohito approved the attack on Pearl Harbor, which ultimately led to 2,402 deaths (not to mention countless more deaths in the subsequent war). It's an action that, in the mind of the National Organization For the Marriage's chairman of...

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Video: Republican Convention's biggest star backs the freedom to marry

His RNC speech will go down as one of this decade's most bizarre political moments and most likely did real damage to the Romney/Ryan brand. But I dod appreciate him noting his support for an essential freedom that his chosen...

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Video: Maryland equality is 'the fair thing to do'

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Mike Huckabee reminds America just how anti-gay he is

As part of his MyVoteDecides.com (which redirects back to his website) and OurVoteDecides.com (which directs to this Facebook page) efforts, anti-LGBT conservative Mike Huckabee is robocalling with yet another anti-equality message: [SOURCE: 800notes.com] One must have hobbies, I guess. It's...

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Witchunting the dead with WND, its readers (*with bonus Presidential death wish)

It's disgusting enough that WorldNetDaily is running a lengthy piece in which they quite literally present "exhibits" to "prove" that slain Ambassador Chris Stevens is gay: DID OBAMA SEND A 'GAY' AMBASSADOR TO LIBYA? [WND] But for even more frightening...

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09/17/2012

Video: 'I'd like to thank Tony Perkins...'

I might have just made the Obama campaign's next ad: (*Youtube version here)

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Undaunted by laughable failure, NH's top anti-LGBT group vows to waste more time

New Hampshire's leading anti-equality group, Cornerstone Action, just released its legislative agenda for the next year and beyond. Despite failing miserably last time around (with bipartisan repudiation), repealing the state's marriage law is back in the battle plan: [PDF] Totally...

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Values Voter Summit supporter: 'Your lack of values are killing us—you spread AIDS everywhere' #VVS12

GetEqual protestors confronted the rabidly anti-LGBT Values Voter Summit. Regardless of what you think of the demonstration itself, listen to the reaction from a "values voter" in the hall (at :10):

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#ConstitutionDay reminder: 'I, Mitt Romney, pledge to…'

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Romney backer thrilled he'll ban 'perversions'

First tweet is from me (via my book account). Response is from an elated Romney backer: This is why we are winning. Discrimination is never "moderate."

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Video: FRC's Jerry Boykin equates SPLC, ACLU with Hitler, Marxists, Stalin, Lenin

Family Research Council Executive Vice President Jerry Boykin speaking at the so-called Values Voter Summit:

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NOM's trusted speaker again compares homosexuality to incest

In July, Robert Gagnon was a star speaker at the annual conference of the National Organization For Marriage's Ruth Institute (NOM's c3 organization), confabbing alongside NOM personalities Thomas Peters and Jennifer Roback Morse. Carlos Maza has done a tremendous job...

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Video: 'Why would I vote for someone who'd take rights away from my friends?'

A straight ally ably notes the proffered promises of one Willard Mitt Romney: Register. Vote. Win the future.

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One month as Amazon's top rated

Just a quick note to thank those of you who have helped keep my book at the top of its Amazon category for one whole month: [Amazon Top Rated]

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You are wrong, immoral, and need to change (**but don't be depressed or hurt yourself, please)

Focus on the Family is *totally* concerned about the kind of mental anguish and depress that leads to the tragedy of LGBT suicide. But before getting to that little bit of unfortunate truth, the decades-old anti-LGBT special interest group will...

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Rick Warren continues to divide America, alienate gays (as Jesus would)

Well it's an election year, which means it's time for megapsator Rick Warren to once again capitalize on his pulpit for the sake of cynical politicking: "You don't need to apologize for voting for a Christian worldview which stands up...

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