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11/17/2012

This is that post-election development where Ken Hutcherson accuses NOM of racism

A few days ago, I wrote a piece in which I asked of groups like the National Organization For Marriage: "Is the 'protect marriage' movement embarrassed of its most dedicated?" I didn't realize how prescient of a question that really...

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11/16/2012

Boykin: Gays, the left to blame for heterosexuals' inability to keep it in their pants

The Family Research Council's own military guy, Jerry Boykin, knows exactly who to blame for David Petraeus and others' extramarital canoodling: (Other voice is FRC president Tony Perkins) You know, I've sat and listened to the FRC blame me for...

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Increasingly desperate NOM pits ability to walk against against ability to chew gum

Latest screaming headline: [SOURCE] There are of course any number of things that Mayor Emanuel left off this, an off-cuff list delivered in response to a reporter's question. Cleaner air. Tourism opportunities. Protecting Chicago from zombie attacks. Lots of stuff,...

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James Dobson claims he, Gary Bauer, and Tony Perkins met with Mitt Romney; were denied

There's a very interesting reality playing out on the conservative side. On one hand, the old school, far-right, viciously anti-LGBT voices still have access to their party's top candidate, which is concerning for obvious reasons. But at the same time,...

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Maggie Gallagher understands pitfalls of civil marriage denial (which makes her work *that much* worse)

Responding to fellow conservative George Weigel, who suggested Catholics move away from the civil marriage component altogether, Maggie Gallagher highlights the real world harms that would come from confining marriage to just the religious ceremony. Which is to say, Maggie...

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Wishful-Thinking-gate

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11/15/2012

Speaking truth to NOM's face-saving spin

Let's see how long my comment stays up: [SOURCE]

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FRC has four 'get America back' fundraising planks; three are anti-LGBT

If people wonder why we focus on the Family Research Council as being little more than an anti-LGBT group, consider this, the organization's post-election fundraising pitch: [FRC] They will not stop talking about us. Thus the reason why we can't...

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Video: 'What will happen if your country allows [marriage equality]'

A truly comprehensive run down of what ills this world's growing list of pro-equality jurisdictions can expect to befall their respective localities: (via Mikie Lavery) Nailed it!

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Is the 'protect marriage' movement embarrassed of its most dedicated?

It happens every time. When campaign time rolls around, the National Organization For Marriage and Frank Schubert swoop in and "clean up" the rhetoric that has been peppering that state's anti-LGBT discourse for years prior. Ken Hutcherson, the Washingtonian who...

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Oh look, NOM's Ruth Institute is suggesting gays should come with surgeon general's warning

Of all the National Organization for Marriage properties, its the Ruth Institute (a project of NOM's Education fund) and its loose-lipped president, Jennifer Roback Morse, who most routinely threaten the organization's desire to seem something other than animus-driven. Today the...

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Video: When discrimination and self-centrism collide

Right, because that's why we are pausing our lives to fight his oh-so-fun political battle: so we can "neener, neener" Matt and his right to pray. You caught us, Matthew.

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NOM EXPOSED: Brian Brown never going to accept marriage equality; spoiler alert: yes he will.

Brian Brown never going to accept marriage equality; spoiler alert: yes he will. [NOM Exposed]

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Today in religious freedom: MN Catholic church denies confirmation to 17-year-old equality backer

A Minnesota teenager Facebooked about civil equality. His church did not hit the "like" button: Minnesota teen denied Catholic confirmation after Facebook post supporting gay marriage [Grand Forks Herald] Such a duality at play. The church showed support for cultural...

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Video: Meet the operators standing by for NOM

Ever wondered what NOM's fundraising operation actually looks like? Well wonder no more, folks. Campaign Headquarters, the Iowa-based organization that has been rallying support for NOM and most of the state marriage campaigns for the past couple of years, has...

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Brian Camenker: We lost because we weren't anti-gay enough

The head of the far-right MassResistance group criticizes his movement for not shunning gays enough: At its root, "gay marriage" is really about the forced acceptance of homosexuality as a normal part of society. But both NOM and the state...

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11/14/2012

Like NOM before them, Liberty Counsel blatantly lies about NY 'farm'

I already covered this when the National Organization For Marriage tried to lie into martyrdom. But now the Liberty Counsel is also trying to portray this, a business that happens to have the word "farm" in its name, as some...

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Audio: MN for Marriage's Andy Parrish is mad at evangelical churches (and he's naming names)

Minnesota pastors John Piper and Leith Anderson, you didn't work hard enough encouraging your flock to mix faith and politics, so now you and your fellows are on notice: FULL INTERVIEW: [News Talk AM 1130] No Andy, you all didn't...

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MN For Marriage's Andy Parrish on theoretical debate with Chris Kluwe: 'I will tie half my brain behind my back'

The unsuccessful deputy campaign director of Minnesota For Marriage can't resist one last dig at marriage equality backer (and Salon "Sexiest Man") Chris Kluwe: FULL INTERVIEW: [News Talk AM 1130] Um, Andy, your unique style of campaign strategizing lost you...

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Will the AFA's annual 'War On Christmas' dare fil-A a certain chicken chain?

Around this time every year, the same social conservatives who so proudly attack LGBT rights (the AFA, Liberty Counsel, et al) begin isolating and knocking any American business that uses words like "holiday" and "season" rather than their preferred "Christmas."...

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Audio: Bill Donohue equates Catholic view on marriage with stance on 'slavery, racism, or genocide'

More than a few Catholics support marriage equality, obviously. Many of these same Catholics reject slavery, racism, and genocide—obviously. These are not conflicting positions. Resisting social ills and/or mass killing is not in anything resembling the same ballpark as supporting...

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Video: WND's Joseph Farah tells conservative Christians to break from 'those who have gone awhoring'

Forget you fake Americans with your gay marriages, Democratic presidents elected by wide electoral margins, and talk of coming together for the good of the nation. Conservative publisher Joseph Farah is calling on "real" Americans to go ahead and separate...

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'Marriage still wins when equally funded'

Since election day, the social conservatives who saw their desire to discriminate within the confines of marriage receive a major drubbing at four state's polls and in the embodiment of our equality-supporting President have been working the idea that this...

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Video: Man-on–snack chip

I can't tell if this is actually for air or is just a spec commercial. Either way, it's surely what Rick Santorum worries about when he's munching out in front of the TV:

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11/13/2012

Tony Perkins gets another mainstream media pass

TONY PERKINS GETS ANOTHER MAINSTREAM MEDIA PASS [GLAAD]

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It's a slow news day—how about a good, ol' fashioned gay exorcism?

And now, friends, I give you a wholly rational, thoroughly scientific, completely persuasive take on the complexity of human sexual orientation:

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SCOTUS moves marriage cases back ten days; fine, so long as they don't move equality back ten years

Another delay from SCOTUS: Supreme Court Won't Consider Marriage Cases Until Nov. 30 [BuzzFeed] So this means that this form of discrimination will not earn consideration until after Thanksgiving. Which is probably good. When mulling over such tired turkeys as...

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Left on Thomas Peters' own blog post (with multiple likes)

A Catholic responds to NOM's Thomas Peters, on his own blog post: [Catholic Vote] *SEE ALSO: A roundup of some of Thomas' comments that go beyond marriage and fully against LGBT people ourselves.

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Because why shouldn't an excessively anti-gay commentator make a good 'stone the gays' joke?

Matt Barber, known for writing pieces that claim gay-accepting society will draw the wrath of God and condemning us in just about every way imaginable, tries his hand at comedyL From a different commentator, framed in the right way, this...

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'Why should we sign a suicide pact with the National Organization for Marriage?'

When prominent members of the party you support start framing your work as political arsenic, it might be time to rethink your strategy: “The die is cast on this issue,” said Steve Schmidt, who advised the presidential campaigns of Senator...

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FRC Senior Fellow vs. traditional religious marriage

In a new column where he tries to scare Americans by laying the "slippery slope" toward polygamy at the feet of those who are advocating for the wholly unrelated notion of marriage equality for two (and only two) same-gender adults,...

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Janet Parshall: Marriage fight is 'spiritual warfare'; Satan is opponent

(first voice is Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg) [Janet Parshall Show, 11/12/12] Which reminds me—I need to call Satan and get my marching orders for today. Anybody know his His number off hand? I know it starts with 666, but...

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11/12/2012

Head of failed Washington campaign: God laughs at your equality

This is how Joseph Backholm, head of the failed Preserve Marriage Washington coalition, is salving his electoral wounds: Friends, this battle is not over. In the end, we cannot lose because truth is always vindicated. Every lie is ultimately exposed...

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Frank Schubert drops illusion that he's anything other than a GOPartisan

"We need to bring some of these economic conservatives into the game so that they realize that when marriage does well, it will help the Republican ticket across the board." —NOM political director and four-state campaign guy, Frank Schubert, speaking...

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Video: Vote with us, straight men; we know difference between hummus & baba ghanoush and aren't afraid to use it!

From the good kids at College Humor: CollegeHumor's Favorite Funny Videos

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Congrats to Kyrsten Sinema

The race is now called. America gets its first out bisexual member of Congress: Sinema Wins Arizona House Seat, First Out Bi Member Of Congress [Buzzfeed] But no, this does not mean that the House will become more bipartisan.

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Person who draws paycheck from inequality conveniently claims equality will hurt economy

Did you know that the expansion of marriage opportunities actually harms economies over time? Yeah huh—NOM's Cultural Director, Thomas Peters, says so: Not according to every vendor who so gladly took my and my husband's money when we were planning...

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Failed MN For Marriage campaign behind her, Kalley Yanta turns to spiritual 'weapon' sales

You surely know Kalley Yanta from the countless Minnesota For Marriage videos that the losing campaign for discrimination unrolled over the past year. But now that that campaign bit it and bit it hard, Ms. Yanta is free to make...

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Frank Schubert isn't wasting millions on discrimination, claims Frank Schubert

"The activists in the homosexual movement are very aggressive trying to spin the election results as somehow signaling a big shift in public opinion on the issue of gay marriage, when in fact it doesn't signal any shift at all"...

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Matt Barber: God probably going to destroy us and our 'evil' President

When conservatives cater to Liberty University and Liberty Counsel, this is the kind of rhetoric they support. Words come from Liberty Counsel/Liberty University personality Matt Barber: I grieve for my children. I grieve for America’s children. Evil won on Tuesday....

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Iron-fisted Italian organization hopes to force leadership's personal opinions on entire world

The latest from Rome: VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican, reacting to strong gains for gay marriage in the United States and Europe, on Saturday pledged never to stop fighting attempts to "erase" the privileged role of heterosexual marriage, which...

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Video: NOM's Jennifer Roback Morse fully embracing org's Catholicism

The Ruth Institute, like all National Organization For Marriage operations, is an obviously Catholic-motivated organization. That is not news. However, even though we all know it, I'm actually glad that NOM's Jennifer Roback Morse is now vowing to actually embrace...

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