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10/06/2012

Various marriage campaigns' trusted firm: We only work with Republicans

On Protect Marriage Maine's latest filing, one will notice a pair of expenditures to Brooklyn, Iowa's Campaign HQ: [SOURCE] In fact, one will notice Campaign HQ on many similar filings. NOM loves this firm. Minnesota For Marriage is using them...

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Read: Protect Marriage Maine's current $tanding

The expected $250,000 from NOM. Two $25,000 donations from Focus on the Family and its Citizenlink action arm. Lots of church donations. A large donation from a local doctor who has claimed that the "destruction" attached to our marriages is...

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10/05/2012

What's going on with ProtectMarriage.com?

We gay folk of course know it as the official Prop 8 website, which in the few years since that ignoble vote has been used to track the ongoing legal developments associated with the discriminatory ban. But it now seems...

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NOM EXPOSED: About San Francisco’s newly installed Bishop (i.e. one of NOM’s chief architects)

About San Francisco’s newly installed Bishop (i.e. one of NOM’s chief architects) [NOM Exposed]

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Video: Anti-equality Matt Birk cuts Maryland Marriage Alliance ad

Oh Matt—your community redefined the mortal existence of a pig so that it could become a ball that you pass around for lucre in a game that demands a plethora of padding so that you and your teammates' lives are...

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Terry Jeffrey: Paul Ryan's acting too pro-gay for Romney/Ryan base

Conservative news guy Terry Jeffrey speaking to FRC's Tony Perkins: SOURCE: Washington Watch Weekly Yeah, let's get some of that good ol' GOP gay-thumping to turn out the team. Fight the real enemy: the brave men and women who sign...

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Video: Mat Staver, lawyer, delivering the very animus that defeats his movement in court

I don't expect you to watch the full hour of Liberty Counsel head Mat Staver and talk show host Vic Eliason attacking gays, people who oppose junk science, the Obama administration, LGBT-accepting Fox News hosts, and basically anyone else who...

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Maryland Marriage Alliance promotes 'gay=disordered' group, speaker

This is how the Theology of the Body Institute views LGB people: [Theology of the Body Institute] This isn't just against marriage—this is telling people that gay people are innately broken. Biologically flawed. Intrinsically sinful. So why do I tell...

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Out now: Mark Oppenheimer's ebook on Dan Savage

Mark Oppenheimer wrote what is, for this informed consumer, the quintessential profile of NOM co-founder Maggie Gallagher. So I'm super excited that Mark has now put his skill for combining information with readability into a longform ebook about someone on...

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NOM Geography #FAIL

Check out the photo: [NOM Blog] Only problem? Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are actually two completely different things. Ireland is not part of the UK, while Northern Ireland is. Putting a pin in Dublin to signify a...

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Tony Perkins denies he harms gay kids—by claiming they chose a 'lifestyle' 'dangerous to selves and society' (cc @fakedansavage)

Wanting to rebut Dan Savage's opinion about the real dangers he sees Tony Perkins' overheated rhetoric, Perkins went on Mike Huckabee's radio show. And what did Tony do to combat the charges? Well, he told gay kids that they are...

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10/04/2012

Destroy the sanctity of a perfectly good gourd

A new contest from the team that's hoping to use their faith-based (Catholic, mainly) viewpoint to discriminate against same-gender couples: Bad part: Gay across the state get yet another reminder of how neighbors are "culture warring" against their peace of...

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Read: Liberty Counsel pretends reparative therapy is really a thing

Just filed. In a court of law, I mean: Pr Complaint CA Change Therapy 100412 "Ooh, we're hoping this sets a legal precedent," says the leopards who changed their spots (yet still identify as 'formerly spotted') movement. *** **Zack Ford...

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Audio: Maryland Marriage Alliance's aligned church: Gays live 'lifestyle of hatred towards God', are 'going to hell'; more

The Maryland Marriage Alliance has been quit cozy with Bel Air's Oak Grove Baptist Church. Just two weeks ago, the organization trying to rollback civil marriage equality in the state had a big rally on site at the church: [Maryland...

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Video: Maryland Marriage Alliance head vs. Obama's pastor, 'lifestyle choices', and church/state separation in general

What follows is over one hour of the man leading the charge to stop *CIVIL* marriage equality in Maryland, Derek McCoy, preaching in a local church. Keep an ear open for: McCoy using the word "lifestyle choice" (@16:48) and then...

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Video: Anderson snarks the hell out of a Star Jones rebuttal

Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Anderson Cooper DESTROYS Star Jones -- Gay Announcement Was No Ratings Ploy - Watch More Celebrity Videos or Subscribe

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Will Chick-fil-A's WinShape Retreat accept my money (and my marriage)?

In recent responses to its controversies, Chick-fil-A and the man at the center of the storm, Dan Cathy, have referred to the WinShape Foundation's programs as its only real focus in the area of marriage. So I, a legally married...

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Video: Protect Marriage Maine relies on one of America's most anti-LGBT voices

The official campaign working to stop civil marriage equality in Maine is now pushing the ever-incendiary Tony Perkins: This is the kind of thing one can find on the iVoteValues site that Tony touts: [SOURCE] Oh, and this is the...

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Man behind curtain puts match to NOM's discriminatory fires

Oh, you gotta love those nameless, faceless (but generous) donors: [NOM] So many things one could do with $3,000,000. Stopping loving American taxpayers from civil freedom is certainly an option. Then again, so is flogging the nation's puppies with pounds...

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FRC links DADT repeal to military's 'slipping sexual standards'

From the ever-esteemed Family Research Council's latest round of "prayer targets": [FRC Prayer Team] Sexual intimidation, rape, and the ability of a citizen to fight and possibly die for his or her country without and added level of fear. Totally...

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10/03/2012

Video: Straight, married Catholic for Minnesota equality

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Separation of church and license plate

The Minnesotan who wrote this line meant for it to be anti–civil marriage equality for qualified same-gender couples: If the state can regulate who should have a driver's license, surely it should regulate who can marry (e.g., only those over...

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Preserve Micromanagement Washington

Preserve Marriage Washington wants supporter to freely share their thoughts with a local paper. But first, here are guidelines about the "social experiment" loving same-gender couples are supposedly imparting on society, as well as strict protocol requesting the letter writer...

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Audio: NOM's Jennifer Roback Morse touts gays 'lessening their cravings'

Maggie Gallagher was flat-out lying when she denied, during an appearance on "Up with Chris Hayes," that NOM is an organization whose staffers advocate for the idea that gays can and should change. The dogged Carlos Maza now gives us...

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Audio: Other side's four-state conference call

I just got off a conference call, which I will now share with you. What to expect: A whole lot of talk about "protecting God's design," even though all four campaigns are fighting *CIVIL* equality. At one point Carroll Conley...

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Video: Bob Vander Plaats likens IA marriage opinion to Dred Scott

Civil marriage equality for same-sex couples is like treating Blacks as property. At least it is in this histrionic Bob Vander Plaats speech: It's also telling how Bob admits (around 11:00 mark) that the whole judge-ousting campaign that he is...

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NOM EXPOSED: Charles LiMandri, NOM’s nakedly hostile Founding Father

Charles LiMandri, NOM’s nakedly hostile Founding Father [NOM Exposed]

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Regnerus to appear on anti-equality group's upcoming panel

Love and Fidelity Network is a project of the "pro-family" Collegiate Cultural Foundation. CCF's 2011 tax filing describes the mission like so: Every year, Love and Fidelity holds a big national conference on a college campus. Past speakers include NOM's...

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Major Regnerus ally is Opus Dei, admits she finds marriage equality problematic

One thing has always been really weird to me about the flawed Regnerus study. That is: If you do a Google site search on the website where all of the data is hosted (FamilyStructureStudies.com), the first article is dated back...

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Shocker: Anti-equality fingerprints all over anti-equality movement's beloved study

The connections between anti-LGBT-minded groups like Witherspoon Institute (of which NOM co-founder Robert George is the Chairman) and the fallacy-laden Regnerus study (of which NOM is quite fond) are become ever-clearer. Check out this new admission from W. Bradley Wilcox,...

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Video: Washington pastors think, act like a Super PAC

Just yesterday, I was looking at some of the waaaaay hostile rhetoric that Pastor Joe Fuiten has put on the record. More on that later. In the meantime, listen in as Fuiten, Joseph Backholm, and others turn Washington state churches...

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10/02/2012

But what Bryan Fischer really wants is a President who'll punish 'evil' people

Considering he's one of the most anti-LGBT voices in this nation and that he claims, in this very same piece, that homosexuality is capable of bringing God's judgment on this nation, people like me really have to wonder when the...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM ad star: Gays have ‘wicked agenda,’ equality is ‘destructive,’ Mormons are unsupportable

NOM ad star: Gays have ‘wicked agenda,’ equality is ‘destructive,’ Mormons are unsupportable [NOM Exposed]

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New PFOX brochure: 'Is Someone In Your Church [Succeptible to Junk Science]?'

Usually when a group presents the "ABC's" of something, the group proceeds to begin each sentence in that structured conceit with the succession of letters that follows the pattern of our English alphabet. Leave to the "ex-gay" PFOX group to...

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Video: Minnesota for Marriage (made by God)

I showed you one Minnesota For Marriage (so-called) ad yesterday. Now here's the other, also voiced by Kalley Yanta: So once again, we have a state campaign making this, a conversation about civil marriage, all about the ancillary (even if...

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10/01/2012

At least NOM's Roback Morse is finally owning it: her basis is theological

From the head of the National Organization For Marriage's Ruth Institute, Jennifer Roback Morse: Interviewer: Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the future? Roback Morse: I don’t think in terms of optimism or pessimism. I think more in terms of...

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Audio: Harry Jackson cursed 'Washington Blade' out of business; the 'Blade' that's still in print, that is

Harry Jackson preaches about gays so much, his congregants probably think the Lord's Prayer begins with "our father who art in West Hollywood." This weekend, they were regaled with a story of how Harry, who lost his fight to stop...

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Must-see video: Preserve Marriage Washington caters to *way* extreme media

Joseph Backholm is the Preserve Marriage Washington's top guy. Pastor Joe Fuiten is a long time ally and board member of the Family Policy Institute of Washington (Backholm's group). Check out the first four minutes of the following, cued up...

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Bryan Fischer refers to LGBT kids as 'mentally disordered'; further connects animus to his movement

The American Family Association's top voice says the following about the state of California's awesome decision to ban so-called reparative therapy: A grown adult sitting in his place of cushy privilege and telling vulnerable teens that they are "mentally disordered."...

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Equal marriage like calling a carrot a tomato says org. that calls discrimination a public good

From the increasingly callous NOM: Eh, if I have to choose between spending the rest of my life eating square pizza with carrot sauce or drinking the demanded Kool-Aid of a self-appointed team of "culture warriors," then that's not going...

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Rmdr: Minnesota For Marriage's star has admitted she's against 'the lifestyle'

Kalley Yanta, who you already know from Minnesota For Marriage's "marriage minute" video series and from anti-abortion videos where she tells women that birth control is a "selfish" act against God, is the star of the first official campaign ad:...

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How a deceptive movement deceives: A quick primer

This seemingly straightforward reference comes from the Protect Marriage Maine FAQ: [FAQ] "Ooh, Harvard—that's a good school. Those are smart people. Heck, they're even 'liberal elites,' so if they say something like this, it's *extra* true! " That's what Protect...

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Protect Marriage Maine touts David 'the time has come for me to accept gay marriage' Blankenhorn

This comes from Protect Marriage Maine's FAQ: [FAQ] Ya know, this David Blankenhorn: IN my 2007 book, “The Future of Marriage,” and in my 2010 court testimony concerning Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that defined marriage as between a...

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Video: NFL player Matt Birk moves ball in wrong direction; waits for history to intercept

Matt Birk of the Baltimore Ravens not only opposes our equal rights, but also uses loaded terms like "same-sex attractions" to disparage our truths: Fumble.

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Maryland Marriage Alliance's callous 'nonsense'

An example of the disrespect that the so-called "protect marriage" crowd so routinely shows to our lives, loves, marriages, rights, and families: No compromise? You mean you aren't willing to accept that LGBT people are a natural, normal part of...

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