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09/28/2012

Minnesotans to decide whether or not the Catholic church can buy an amendment

I've certainly seen my share of Catholic overreaches. I've never seen anything quite as egregious as what the Catholic church is doing in Minnesota. Here's but a small sample, provided by the MN Catholic Conference: Archdiocese Marriage Amendment Letter Donation...

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Maine's Catholic bishops politicize their bulletins. Again.

Ah, autumn in Maine. Leaves begin to fall. Pumpkin beer replaces those glasses of summer rosé. A charming chill falls over the harbor, exponentially increasing one's yearning for warm cider, hot fires, and equally soothing conversation. Heaven, New England style....

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Video: Brian Brown seeks further politicization of independent judiciary

And now yet another non-Iowan makes the case for ousting a judge simply because he cast one opinion that went against certain special interest groups' anti-equality wishes: A fair court is such a terrible thing to lose. Gonna miss that...

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Audio: New NOM radio ad uses discredited Regnerus study to shun gay parents

I found this buried on NOM's ActRight site. Don't think they've announced it yet: [Actright] Of course we all know that this "hopelessly flawed" study was conducted with the Witherspoon Institute, the org of which NOM-cofounder Robert George is a...

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'And even an armed gunman'—NOM shamelessly equates Chick-fil-action with crazed violence

I've already shown you how the National Organization for "Driving a Wedge between Blacks and Gays" is using its new "Save The Republic & Marriage" site to make the unbelievably claim that its cause is like that of slavery's abolitionists....

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM compares its cause to that of abolitionists; yes, I’m serious

NOM compares its cause to that of abolitionists; yes, I’m serious [NOM Exposed]

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AIDS as punishment, Bachmann as willing ally

Rick Scarborough has said AIDS is God's punishment. He has said gay acceptance (rather than telling gays to "change") is "the real hate speech." He has said of gays: "Those who engage in unnatural acts should hang their heads in...

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Marriage does bring us together; the Maryland Marriage Alliance does not

I really loathe claims like this: Let's have some perspective here. The fact of the matter is that the fairly elected Maryland legislature passed a clean bill affording equal civil marriage rights to same-gender couples. The fairly elected governor then...

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09/27/2012

Video: Focus on the Family makes confusing hit piece; something about cats, dogs, and scary gay love

I know that my marriage and the President are the things for which they do not care. But holy mother of convolution, this thing is a mess:

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FRC lies about the SPLC; also, grass is green and water is wet

This is what the Southern Poverty Law Center's Mark Potok actually said: MP: I came here in the middle of '97, and my own background was such that I had been a reporter for 20 years, but I came after...

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Video: Surely Minnesotans have experienced enough *actual* slippery slopes to reject this noise

Heterosexuals of Massachussetts, New York, Iowa, D.C., Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Vermont—do you feel your "traditional marriage" slipping away from you? You should, according to Kalley Yanta: It's fitting that the social conservatives so love these "slippery slopes." They are,...

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MN: Feltl puts considerable stock in limited bonds

The Minneapolis-based Feltl and Company is all about bonds: [Feltl and Company] Unless, of course, those bonds are between two men or two women. I say that, because company President Mary Joanne Feltl has given a whopping $100,000 to the...

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Exclusive: Conservs (like Matt Barber) trying to pass off Obama '08 rally as a Romney '12 event

Now-President Obama, speaking in Portland, OR, in May of 2008: [Getty image via Wonkette] Anti-LGBT conservative Matt Barber, following the lead of other conservatives (like @4yourcountry and MaggiesNotbeook, for two), now using theisVERY SAME PHOTO as if it is (a)...

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Audio: Bryan Fischer does that thing he does so well (i.e. help our side show oppositional animus)

Gays are breaking marriage, forcing America to accept things like bestiality and pedophilia. So says the person who can barely go five minutes of air time without provoking his listeners into unbridled animus for their LGBT neighbors: [AFA Radio] More...

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Video: Completely other state's Gov. warns Iowa about government 'meddling'; irony dies

Since there apparently isn't a "culture war" (non)issue big enough to exploit in his own state, Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) traveled to Iowa yesterday to tell its residents to oust a judge who did nothing more than decide—along with a...

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'40 Days to Save America' from LGBT people's fair and decent treatment

Starting tomorrow, a group of evangelicals will launch something called "40 Days to Save America." Check out the anti-LGBT crew that's heading up the effort: [40 Days to Save America] You have E.W. Jackson, who is busy riling up folks...

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09/26/2012

'Don't drink the gay Kool-Aid' says man who gets drunk off gay demonization

As part of the "news" site's ongoing attempt to stir up all-out "culture warfare," WND has given noted extremist Scott Lively another platform to peddle his ahistorical attacks. A particularly charming sample: "…the “gay rights” movement is not benign. Its...

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Minnesota roadsides more discriminatory than they were yesterday

The so-called Minnesota For Marriage campaign has begun erecting billboards: "Protecting the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman and ensuring that kids, along with their moms and dads, remain part of the marital union is a...

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Man watches anti-gay press conference, asks Democrats to kill themselves

In response to a press conference in which longtime anti-gay E.W. Jackson told anyone who would listen that all religious people must leave the Democratic party due to its support for LGBT freedom, a Youtuber who reposted the presser to...

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The high cost of FRC's rhetorical war

This sentence tells you everything you need to know about the Family Research Council. Words credited to Tony Perkins: Although the White House can tout an end to the war in Iraq and the killing of Osama bin Laden as...

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09/25/2012

GLAAD: Modern families still face denigration

Modern families still face denigration [GLAAD]

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NOM's Marriage ADA finds its next 'victims'

The National Organization For Marriage's Damian Goddard, a man inclined to use words like "struggling with the Cross of same-sex attraction" when referring to gays… …has found the next subject for NOM's so-called "Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance" (a project that he...

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NOM EXPOSED: Rep. Bachmann using NOM’s mailing lists for re-election campaign

Exclusive: Rep. Bachmann using NOM’s mailing lists for re-election campaign [NOM Exposed]

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Preview: 'Love Free or Die'

Gene Robinson lets his religious peers know that they are witnessing "God's dream coming true before your very eyes": Premieres October 29 on PBS stations.

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Audio: Another example of Protect Marriage Maine's sweepingly anti-LGBT agenda

Carroll Conley is one of the main voices leading the effort to stop civil marriage equality in Maine. But does this agenda really stop at just "protecting marriage"? Well here, consider this, a one minute attempt to convince America that...

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I want to marry 'ITS & ITS'—is that really something *our* vandals would say?

Minnesota For Marriage's Deputy Campaign manager tweeted the following, which is supposedly a "vandalized" sign from a local Lutheran church: Now, I'm not going to say with certainty that this is a fake, because anything is possible. Campaign signs do...

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Hunting for alphabetic clues with NOM's Thomas Peters

The National Organization for Marriage's Culture Director: Me:

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In which ActRight and Preserve Marriage Washington feign disinterested party status

The overtly partisan ActRight enterprise is Brian Brown's operation. Brian Brown is also, of course, the head of the National Organization for Marriage. The National Organization For Marriage is a coalition partner in the so-called Preserve Marriage Washington effort. NOM's...

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Video: Santorum and friends undermine sanctity of fair, independent, non-politicized judiciary

Sam Clovis, Rick Santorum, and Tamara Scott continue to tell Iowa that out-of-state money and special interest actors should politicize their court system by voting off judges on the basis of one, single, solitary opinion with which certain faith-motivated fans...

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Reminder from Kalley Yanta: It's almost time to reject the discrimination she favors

Just change all of her "Yes" requests to "No": Of course we know that Kalley's agenda, like so many other "protect marriage" proponents' agenda, goes beyond just marriage. She made that clear when she appeared on the Brad Brandon show...

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Protect Marriage Maine co-head pushes 'ex-gay' propaganda (again)

Protect Marriage Maine's Bob Emrich has a history of telling gay people they can and should "change." In fact, he was so aggressively pushing back during the 2009 campaign that I made a video about it: Well check this out....

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09/24/2012

Check your backwards hypotheticals, Backholm

Joseph Backholm, one of the main laborers trying to rollback *CIVIL* marriage equality in Washington state, is hoping to rally his local pastors. To do that, Mr. B is taking President Obama's support for equal marriage rights for same-sex couples...

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Perkins, Jackson's co-laborer equates married gays with parkbound pedophiles

On October 4, James Robison will join Harry Jackson, Tony Perkins, and others at a so-called "Defense of Marriage Summit." Defense of Marriage Summit (hosted on Harry Jackson's site) Today, Right Wing Watch gives us a preview of what we...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM’s weekend plans: Tarnishing its reputation with demonstrable animus

NOM’s weekend plans: Tarnishing its reputation with demonstrable animus [NOM Exposed]

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Seems like another NY loss for NOM

Another one of the four Republicans NOM has targeted because of marriage equality seems on track to win his primary: Saland declared unofficial winner of GOP primary [Poughkeepsie] Mark Gristani also won. Jim Alesi dropped out for other reasons. So...

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NOM EXPOSED: Why didn’t you include all those personal condemnations, NOM religious liaison?

Why didn’t you include all those personal condemnations, NOM religious liaison? [NOM Exposed]

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Remember when its president said Focus on the Family isn't against anyone? Yeah, well...

On Friday, I showed you the blurb from Focus on the Family's (Newer! Younger! Softer! Not Dobson!) president Jim Daly denying that his organization is anti-anyone. Here now, another example that belies Mr. Daly's spin. This one comes from Focus...

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Preserve Marriage Washingon head proudly denigrates gay families

The so-called Preserve Marriage Washington coalition has placed the National Organization For Marriage's Chris Plante front and center in their campaign to rollback civil marriage equality. PMW just posted a new photo of Plante meeting with local Chinese leaders: Despite...

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Jesse Ventura: MN marriage ban is 'most flagrant discrimination you've ever seen

Simple truth from Minnesota's former Governor: [Cara Schulz] But Jesse, don't you know that there are some Minnesotans who think their chosen church beliefs should trump the constitution? How dare you discriminate against them and their right to subjugate civil...

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Well since you asked, NOM...

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MN For Marriage pushes false, offensive equations; because that's what these campaigns always do

Minnesota for Marriage, the largely Catholic organization working to ban certain citizens under *CIVIL* law, is pushing this idea on its Facebook wall: (*original wording by extremely far-right local columnist Katherine Kersten) Ooh, ooh—I want to play. You can't marry...

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Video: Firefighters brave colleague's gay heat, live to tell tale

Right. Because no one should tell you who can and cannot slide down your pole.

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