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12/14/2012

There will be no more posts today

This tragedy is too much to process. I just can't write about the usual. Send every thought you have to Newtown, Connecticut.

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Audio: NOM's Roback Morse links Nazi era photo to future shaming of same-sex marriage supporters

I've written at length about how six-figure-compensated National Organization For Marriage employee Jennifer Roback Morse is single-handedly destroying NOM's messaging. Carlos Maza brings us more grist for that mill: NOM's Morse: Same-Sex Marriage Is Part Of A "Pagan Ideology," Like...

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Amends for heinous amendments: Crist regrets backing constitutional marring

Local media get Florida's former Governor on the record: Asked whether he regretted decisions or positions he took as a Republican over more than two decades, Crist discussed his 2006 decision to sign a petition to enshrine a ban on...

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Video: 'Is Lindsey Graham about to propose to McCain and Lieberman?'

The final "Daily Show" of 2012 began with what might just be the hottest conversation of 2013. We perpetually-in-the-focus gays are the star: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily...

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Antonin Scalia's church promoted event dealing w/ 'challenge of same-sex attractions'; son was key speaker

This comes from a bulletin of St Catherine of Siena, the Opus Dei–affiliated church in Great Falls, VA, where the Scalia family, the Santorums, and other prominent D.C. area conservatives are parishioners: [St Catherine of Siena] Why did Paul Scalia...

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Focus on the Family's Glenn Stanton: Gays are 'cultural constructs', 'political statements'; only fifty years old

The man who has called homosexuality "a particularly evil lie of Satan" is now claiming that we are all just fallen heterosexuals who have adopted an identity for political purposes: Janet Mefferd Show, 12/13/12 [AFTAH] Because that really is what...

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12/13/2012

NOM EXPOSED: NOM spokesman: Rejecting reparative therapy puts Catholic teaching ‘on the stake’ LATEST BLOG POSTS NOM spokesman: Rejecting reparative therapy puts Catholic teaching ‘on the stake’

NOM spokesman: Rejecting reparative therapy puts Catholic teaching ‘on the stake’ [NOM Exposed]

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Illinois Catholic conference fights marriage by telling gays to live 'chaste lives'

In preparation for the coming marriage fight, the Illinois Catholic Conference has already assembled a team to fight against us and created a fourteen page "toolkit" to distribute to its members. That toolkit's suggestion for LGBT citizens of the state...

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Windy City weddings in 2013?

Hopeful news out of IL: Supporters say they're close to passing gay marriage in Illinois [Chicago Tribune] Gov. Pat Quinn (D) would sign a successful bill. So we have a focus going in to the new year, kids: to ensure...

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Gays are rich superheroes who sip Piña Coladas aboard our peaceful boats of existence

I already told you to expect it. Over the next few months, NOM is going to work overtime trying to convince America that we LGBT folk are far too powerful to be a vulnerable minority group. These are the kind...

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Consider an #LGBT humor book this holiday season

Start with these five suggestions from GoodReads' "LGBT Humor" list, including one from a guy you might kind of know: MORE BOOKS: Best LGBT Humor: GoodReads

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The new marriage 'victims': Notaries

Because town clerks are soooooooooooo 2011, the anti-equality activists in Maine are trying to help another kind of professional put a "morality" test on his or her job: Rumor has it that Conley will soon propose a new law changing...

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Video: One man, one woman—one state-mandated womb fertilization?

The Iona Institute is basically the National Organization for Marriage of Ireland. Like NOM, the organization is run by conservative Catholics. Also like NOM, the organizational arguments against civil marriage equality revolve around the wholly non-required element of procreation: It...

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Nondescript decal that doesn't mean anything to anyone thinks it poses threat to HRC's brilliant branding; cute

How long do we think the folks behind the anti-LGBT Manhattan Declaration (which has no real connection to Manhattan) drove around looking for an HRC sticker to park beside? [Manhattan Declaration] (H/t: Scott Hutcheson) One is an easily recognizable and...

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One of FRC's most deceitful acts yet; takes commentary on study and ascribes it to study's researcher

Check out what FRC has to say: It's not their IQ score. It's not even where they go to school. No, the strongest influence on how well your children do in school is you. According to a new study, having...

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12/12/2012

Applying 'Brady Bunch' era precedent (?) in a 'Modern Family' world

I am so tired of social conservatives bringing up Baker v. Nelson as if nothing has changed in the subsequent forty years. This from National Organization For Marriage chair John Eastman: Prior to the Perry challenge to Proposition 8, no...

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Bryan Fischer: Why wouldn't people abort gay babies?

"As I have said before, I suspect that not even homosexual activists today want the gay gene to be found, even if it exists, because of advances in prenatal genetic testing. It is now possible to routinely screen for 3500...

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Video: Come for the country music, stay for the discredited junk science that harms many

Being about fifteen minutes from where my younger gay self grew up, this dangerous attempt to mislead my current-day counterparts really hits home: Announcing the Restored Hope Network from RestoredHopeNetwork on Vimeo. And they even used Dolly in the ad?!...

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GLAAD: Tony Perkins isn't leaving punditry—punditry is leaving Tony Perkins

Tony Perkins isn't leaving punditry—punditry is leaving Tony Perkins [GLAAD]

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The marriage fight of an earlier 12/12/12

A syndicated article that ran on this day 100 years ago (this version found in The Sheboygan Press): *Want to throw some year-end support to this site and its mission? The absolute best way is to purchase or download Jeremy's...

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Oh sorry, NOM—we've all been judging you by your actions. Our bad.

Check out this bull: Um, except for the fact that in NOM's five years of existence, the organization has dedicated maybe .2% of its work (if I'm being generous) to something other than stopping gays from marrying. This isn't an...

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Professional 'ex-gays' continue to speak, continue to help our side

Greg Quinlan, the self-identified "ex-gay" who runs the PFOX advocacy group, continues to help us connect the dots between the anti-equality movement's fight against marriage equality in the court and generalized animus for gays as people. Speaking about the pending...

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Bryan Fischer thinks he's entitled to his own facts; is wrong

According to the FBI's data on 2011 hate crime incidents (the latest available data), sexual orientation was the second highest motivation, a full percentage point above religious bias: [FBI.gov—2011 hate crimes report] But who needs solidly documented information when you...

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This is that post where Matt Barber defends comparing homosexuality to murder

Justice Scalia thinks it's perfectly fine to equate bans on "sodomy" with bans on murder. Matt Barber does what he does best: take a situation that already makes his movement look bad and then adds more fuel to it. To...

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Video: Colbert squeezes the juice out of 'ex-gay' therapy

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12/11/2012

FRC seeks new company to ship its bull

Tony Perkins, via email action alert, vows to cut off business with the pro-gay UPS. Oh, and he of course subtly connects gays to child sex abuse: "The Boy Scouts of America has for decades been a force for moral...

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Was Boehner's House actually *too active* on something? New lawyer to make the case

SCOTUSBlog's Lyle Denniston brings us an interesting development: The Supreme Court on Tuesday chose a Harvard professor of constitutional law, Vicki C. Jackson, to argue that the Court does not have the authority to rule on the constitutionality of the...

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NOM can't even do its year-end graphics right

Look at this graphic that NOM is using for its year-end fundraiser: Don't even concern yourself with the stated among given. When it comes to financial reporting, NOM is like the less credible little brother of the boy who cried...

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Brian Brown's ActRight vows to stop President Hillary Clinton

Well this didn't take long. Far-right conservative Republican National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown has already turned his far-right conservative Republican side organization into an anti-Clinton-in-2016 attack group: [Brian Brown's ActRight] Hey, did you hear she was actually born...

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Video: Is this how's NOM's Next Generation will sound?

All year, NOM has been teasing a "Next Generation For Marriage" project which Cultural Director Thomas Peters is planning to launch and MarriageForNextGen.org. But as we know, the vast majority of young people support marriage equality, most of them in...

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'Clarence Thomas' writes for 'The Onion'

Go. Read. Ha: I Get To Determine Whether Gay People Can Marry BY CLARENCE THOMAS Last week, the Supreme Court decided to take up a pair of cases related to gay marriage, cases that will for the first time determine...

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Maggie reboots

It seems Maggie is going to spend 2013 with an increased role at the American Principles Project (another project of NOM co-founder Robby George). She has just rebranded 2012's traction-less "Culture War Victory Fund" effort as "Maggie Gallagher for the...

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NOM moves forward with 'Gays Against Gay Marriage' meme

Remember those GaysAgainstGayMarriage domain names that I revealed for HRC's NOMExposed project? Yeah, well—check out the subject line that NOM's own Jennifer Roback Morse is using for her latest email blast: (h/t: Lurleen) The subsequent text is exactly what you'd...

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12/10/2012

NOM EXPOSED: NOM considered starting a 'Dan Cathy Club'

NOM considered starting a 'Dan Cathy Club' [NOM Exposed]

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Did Maggie Gallagher really just predict DOMA's demise?

I have an email in to Maggie asking her to confirm. However, regulars at the Family Scholars site (which is a David Blankenhorn property) seem to think these comments are legit: COMMENT SOURCE: Family Scholars (h/t: Str8Grandmother) If the legitimacy...

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Janet Parshall: 'This is a spiritual war. Satan doesn't want you to get it'

For the first twelve minutes of this clip, conservative pundit Janet Parshall sticks mostly with the pragmatic, talking the Supreme Court and what it may or may not do on the marriage cases. But then she does what social conservatives...

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Video: A fair Fox News debate (*that Brian Brown totally loses)

Both here on G-A-Y and with projects like the Commentator Accountability Project, I spend a lot of time monitoring and sometimes criticizing the way mainstream cable television handles LGBT rights debates. But this will not be one of those times....

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NOM's anti-defamation guy calls Obama, Pelosi, Reid (and others) 'idiots'

He's repeating the charge he's already made about Chris Kluwe, but this time the National Organization For Marriage's "anti-defamation" spokesman, Damian Goddard, is adding Leaders Pelosi and Reid, British PM David Cameron, and President Obama (who he previously labeled a...

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#Prop8 legal group: Pray God will 'restore' those 'suffering' gays

The Alliance Defending Freedom (formerly the Alliance Defense Fund) has represented the Proposition 8 proponents at every step in the legal process. So it's important for us to know what this same organization believes about gay people: [Official ADF "Pray...

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'Concerned Woman' Nance: Marriage equality stands against 'everything on which this country was founded'

Penny Nance, Concerned Women For America president: "By taking these cases, the Supreme Court has the opportunity to affirm our most cherished values by preserving the American people's right to define marriage as the union between one man and one...

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Social conservatives have done a huge disservice to reasoned marriage debate; they need to stop.

Check out this snip that the Family Research Council's Ken Blackwell contributed to Townhall.com and then I'll meet you on the other side: Married parents want to care for their own children. They usually do not want the Nanny State....

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At this time in '07, NOM began #Prop8 process; what are they planning right now?

In December of 2007, Maggie Gallagher, Robert George, Brian Brown, Bishop Cordileone, and others (at the behest of Cordileone) began scheming to put a marriage ban on the California ballot the following year. On Xmas Eve of that year, the...

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Conservative thought leader cites discrimination's biggest foe: the aging process

Every day that a new voter turns eighteen, the marriage equality movement inches a little closer to victory. This is not news to us. The far-right, however, is a little less willing to admit this inconvenient truth. Shocking, then, that...

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Thanks for helping us spread the good word, @spriggfrc!

I, like Prop 8 plaintiff Kris Perry, want everyone in the US to be able to get married. However, I wouldn't expect the Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg to help spread that word: [SpriggFRC] Then again, this is a man...

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