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01/04/2013

GLAAD: Linda 'gays are Satan's plan' Jernigan to lobby IL lawmakers

Linda 'gays are Satan's plan' Jernigan to lobby IL lawmakers [GLAAD]

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NOM EXPOSED: About Maggie Gallagher’s ‘old friend’ and current colleague, Charles LiMandri

About Maggie Gallagher’s ‘old friend’ and current colleague, Charles LiMandri [NOM Exposed]

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My final thoughts (for real this time) on Maggie's final column

I've already shared with you my thoughts on Maggie Gallagher's seventeen-year run as a syndicated columnist. Today, with that gig now behind her, Maggie gives her own perspective in an interview with Huffington Post's Lila Shapiro. Here's one snip and...

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'Esquire' Exec. Editor Mark Warren apologizes to 'the insufferable bastards of ACT UP'

How To Survive A Plague was my hands down most powerful film experience of 2012. I'm far from alone in that. Check out this great letter from Esquire magazine in which Executive Editor Mark Warren gives present day respect to...

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Perhaps the Springfield diocese should ease off on that stone-casting

Yesterday, I posted back-to-back posts about the Springield, Illinois diocese's condemnation of those deviant gays and their deviant sex lives. And now this: The pastor of St. Aloysius church on Springfield’s north end has been granted a leave of absence...

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Lobbyist who testified as yesterday's #ILEquality hearing cites biblical stoning of gays as reason for opposition

Yesterday afternoon, longtime Christian lobbyist Robert Vanden Bosch served as one of the three voices of opposition (alongside Ralph Rivera and Bishop Thomas Paprocki) to testify against Illinois' proposed marriage bill. So what leads Mr. Vanden Bosch to his work?...

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Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Learn More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About NOM: Pentagon reportedly blocks Good As You

AmericaBlog reports: Today we discover even more “LGBT” sites that the Pentagon bans – Good as You, and Bilerico – while it apparently has no problem with the Web site of one of the most virulently anti-gay hate groups, the...

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Bryan Fischer: ENDA = Jim Crow

The American Family Association's most visible (and most hostile) pundit is mad at Rep. Paul Ryan for supporting the Employment NonDiscrimination Act. Why? Because protecting LGBT people from basic nondiscrimination is, in Bryan Fischer's world, just like state-mandated racial segregation:...

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Read: Hubristic Thomas More Society claims discrimination is victimized position

Illinois' same-sex couples cannot have their deserved civil freedoms because doing so might make those who oppose feel like bigots. So says the (Catholic) Thomas More Society, echoing the familiar refrain with which the anti-equality side keeps trying to dupe...

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Video: Jesse Tyler Ferguson for Illinois equality

The "Modern Family" star speaks for equality, forward movement, "mundane and boring" marriage, and "great TV": (Video shot by Rachel Campbell)

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01/03/2013

NOM = NO OUTSPOKEN MODERATES

The National Organization For Marriage has joined the far-right factions in Illinois who are calling for Pat Brady, the state's pro-equality GOP chair, to step down: NOM joins with voices from across the state in demanding that Pat Brady step...

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Illinois Senate Exec. committee advances marriage equality

By a vote of 8-5; here's the audio from the winning moment: At present, no floor votes are scheduled. Stay tuned, history!

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And now in right-side-of-history news: Marriage bills introduced in RI

The race to become the tenth state (plus D.C.) gains more steam: PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- With the 2013 legislation session in just its third day, lawmakers in the House and Senate introduced bills Thursday that would legalize same-sex marriage. [Providence...

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More from Springfield diocese: Weekend bulletin will put gays 'at odds with the Creator's plan'

This weekend, the following will run in the (tax-exempt) bulletins of Catholic churches in Springfield and possibly elsewhere: [Springfield Diocese bulletin via CatholicWeb]

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Read: Springfield bishop demands civil marriage follow his religious demands #ILEquality

Yet another bishop reduces gay relationships to nothing more than non-marital friendships: SSM-Illinois +Paprocki Letter 1-2-2013

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Video: What kind of breathing exercises help with Satan's anal birthing?

I would say my own thing about the following video. But in this case, I'm just going to quote my pal Andy Towle: Joseph Sciambra, an "ex-gay" Christian who now runs his own website, once gave birth to the devil,...

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NOM helps that girl you sat behind in 9th grade math class tell you she shuns your civil equality

America's house of civil discrimination is encouraging Facebook fans to share this image on their won walls: I believe marriage means a man and a woman. Sometimes. And I'm especially into it if it means a beach wedding invite for...

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Illinois Family Institute president distributes GOP chair's personal cell number

Even some of his own supporters are saying the move is in poor taste. Even so, IFI head David Smith is sticking with his decision to distribute the cell phone number of the state's pro-equality GOP chair, telling folks to...

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Illinois Family Institute president says gay marriage is 'blatantly blasphemous to nature'

Just hours before supporters of "traditional marriage" will deny animus before the legislature, the head of the state's "pro-family" lobby group is doing all he can to prove otherwise:

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NOM: We will help turn the IL legislature to pro-equality lawmakers, just like we did in NY

Or as they put it: National Organization for Marriage Pledges To Defeat Any Republican Legislator in Illinois Who Votes For Gay 'Marriage' [NOM] In the above-linked release, NOM claims all kinds of New York victories that are not their victories...

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NOM EXPOSED: Thoughts on NOM’s founder as she closes a seventeen-year chapter

Maggie Gallagher's syndicated column is no longer. I don't know if this is because of waning interest, a shift in the syndicator's priorities, general cutbacks, or even Maggie's own life plans. In this fragmented media world, all (and more) are...

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IFI's Laurie Higgins uses President's *civil marriage* view to deny him his faith

The Illinois Family Institute's Culture Analyst, Laurie Higgins: "To say that in order to treat people with respect and dignity, society has to eliminate sexual complementarity from the definition of marriage actually contravenes the teachings of Jesus, whom Obama publicly...

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Audio: Scott Lively equates gays & Obama with Nazis & the antiChrist; says rainbow flag is sign of EndTimes

The global economic system is going to collapse, millions are going to die, and the anti-Christ is going to take power. President Obama and the gays are to blame, and the rainbow flag is a symbol of the whole shebang....

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Losing MN inequality campaign: Give us more money , hope for different result

The campaign that already wasted over five million dollars for the purposeless cause of discrimination is begging Minnesotans for even more cash: Isn't it a little counterproductive for the same campaign—with the same name, same branding, and same iconography—to take...

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01/02/2013

Illinois Family Institute backs idea that homosexuality is 'infamous crime'; 'truth and nature do not change over time...'

Check out this exchange that the moderator of the official Facebook account for Illinois' family policy group recently had with a dissenting voice: [IFI's Facebook] We're just minutes away from the state legislature debating this key civil rights matter. So...

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'Advocate' photo album: LGBTI in Uganda

The idea that when people know LGBT people they ultimately support us has become a truism in American activism. In Uganda, where the obstacles and proposed roadblocks regularly reach a level of horror that is unimaginable to westerners, that truism...

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NOM's new line: Gays used cover of tinsel and eggnog to lobby Springfield (IL)

While NOM's staff was busy being all wholesome and stuff with their families and cinnamon-tinged pastries, Illinois' gay marriage activists were busy pressuring state lawmakers. That's their latest bout of self-victimization: While most citizens in the Land of Lincoln have...

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Protecting marriage in Illinois, 1937 style

The bill was actually proposed by an Indiana legislator, but his stated intent was to "protect Illinois." And while that phrase is now shouted around by folks wanting to stop gays from marrying in the state, the scourge at the...

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How dare the 'warlike' bloggers quote Dr Dobson accurately?!

This is what Dr. James Dobson, founder of FOcus on the Family, said on his radio broadcast the morning after the Sandy Hook tragedy: "Our country really does seem in complete disarray. I'm not talking politically, I'm not talking about...

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GLAAD: What's Cardinal George really en'COURAGE'ing? Illinois media should ask.

What's Cardinal George really en'COURAGE'ing? Illinois media should ask. [GLAAD]

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NOM promoting Cardinal George's view that gays' unions are unnatural

From NOM's official Facebook wall: Nature tells us that civil marriage equality is impossible? Weird, I've always thought of my husband and myself as living, breathing parts of the world's possible kingdom. Silly me, not waiting for faith leaders and...

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Video: The first video of '13 suggesting my life, love, and marriage are controlled by Satan

A congregant asked Pastor Glenn Harvison of Greenwich, Connecticut's Harvest Time Church whether or not he could, in good conscience, attend a gay friend's upcoming wedding. So naturally, this led the theologian to equate people like me with people who...

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Read: Advent behind him, Chicago's Cardinal George returns to same ol' scapegoating

The Illinois state legislature is expected to open the civil marriage equality debate as soon as today. But first, Chicago's Cardinal George will try to stifle progress by using his personally held faith opinions (which are unaffected by the civil...

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01/01/2013

Less than twenty-four hours into '13, IL activists inject personal faith into civil debate

With discussion on civil marriage equality coming to the Illinois legislature any day now, the anti-LGBT crowd today released a bulletin insert that they are sending to local churches. The Illinois Family Institute—which, I should remind you, is one of...

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Apparently there's a ready-to-open time capsule in the NY Public Library

A syndicated news story from one hundred years ago: Maybe the long-buried gay agenda will finally be found!

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12/31/2012

These nine people will host the hottest gay party of 2013

Here's hoping at least five of them are hardcore enough to close down two bars (Prop8 and DOMA.)

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You all took Fantasia 'far out of context' when you read her own verbatim words

She did include gay marriage and weed as her only two examples of a world gone mad. But of course it's those of us who simply reacted to the words that she herself chose to post to Instagram who are...

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Video: My least favorite cable news segment of 2012

The February 2012 segment begins with the lie that President Obama and Governor Christie had the same position on marriage equality, even though the former always opposed putting civil rights before a majority vote, always opposed DOMA, always opposed state...

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Final book update of 2012

I'm rounding out the year as the third highest rated LGBT nonfiction on Amazon (based on star rating and the total number of ratings): Top Rated Gay & Lesbian Nonfiction [Amazon] I just want to take one more opportunity in...

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NOM's Roback Morse: Why can't a 'very masculine woman' satisfy a gay man?

After promoting an article headlined "Yes, gay is a choice. Get Over it." six-figure-compensated National Organization For Marriage employee Jennifer Roback Morse proceeds to have this jaw-droppingly reductive exchange about feminism, gender roles, attraction, and associated nonsense: [Jennifer Roback Morse's...

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Video: Derek McCoy 'explains' why discrimination he favors is unlike discrimination he himself could face

As head of the Maryland Marriage Alliance, Derek McCoy's untenable logic (and suspect alliances) helped him lose his discriminatory fight. Now he's back in the public eye, using the same flawed justifications to support a local business owner's "right" to...

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Fantasia cites weed, gay marriage as 'world is [sic] gone mad' evidence

The onetime "American Idol" winner, via Instagram: Eh, whatever. I voted for Diana DeGarmo. **UPDATE: Predictable response: You all took Fantasia 'far out of context' when you read her own verbatim words *Want to support this site and its mission?...

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