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03/09/2013

My letter to 'NY Times' regarding Focus on the Family fluff piece

In reference to the piece titled "Focus on the Family Works to Invite Discussion and Transform Message" (reprinted online under the headline "Focus on the Family Works to Change Its Message") I have watched, with incredible concern and continued frustration,...

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03/08/2013

How to make an author's Friday night

From a reader: I have debated back and forth for the past few weeks, deciding if I were actually going to send this message. The main thought I had was "what words can I possibly use to even attempt to...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM's 'Marriage March' co-sponsor hosted 'Solutions For Homosexual Behavior' seminar

NOM’s ‘March for Marriage’ co-sponsor hosted ‘Solutions For Homosexual Behavior’ seminar [NOM Exposed]

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Since we're talking Clinton & DOMA, here's the letter HRC sent him on 9/13/96

Sure, he's made his position clear now. But back then, the Human Rights Campaign's Elizabeth tried to save the 42nd President both time and face: [HRC (archive.org)] William J. is closer to ninety now than he was sixteen-and-a-half years ago....

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Video: NOM's latest offends gay soldiers, inclusive chaplains, actual victims, countless others

I'm sure whoever put the audio track under this video in support of discrimination thought he or she was making the thing sound valiant and noble. Instead, it makes it look even more like a parody than its already incongruous...

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S.E. Cupp responds to Maggie Gallagher (but in a way replies to me)

A few years back, I wrote a piece on conservative S.E. Cupp and my annoyance with what I saw as her double speak. At the heart of my post was a 2009 Daily News column in which Cupp argued that...

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POLL: American Catholics (that don't work for NOM) support freedom to marry

The Catholic leadership continues to promote the National Organization For Marriage's agenda. Meanwhile… March 8, 2013 - American Catholics Support Same-Sex Marriage, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Catholics Want New Direction From Next Pope American voter support for same-sex marriage...

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Video: Spokesperson for losing MN For Marriage campaign still speaking; hopes for different result

Autumn Leva, one of the top surrogates who the Minnesota For Marriage campaign brought in from DC to speak for last fall's failed (from their perspective) effort, is now trying to convince the public that her side has the intellectual...

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GLAAD: Tebow at Liberty University; Fox says facts are 'bullies'

Tebow at Liberty University; Fox says facts are 'bullies' [GLAAD]

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CPAC in a nutshell: 'They didn't invite Christy [sic] but [NOM's] Dr. J will be there!'

From the latest email blast of the National Organization For Marriage's Ruth Institute: (CPAC is the Conservative Political Action Conference, for the non-politicos. They pointedly exclude LGBT groups.) I'll let the GOP sort out these questions for themselves. I will,...

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ADF's 6th week of prayer: Solicitor General gets the middle, lack-of-blessing square

Those of you who have seen the past five weeks' sheets know how it goes: The first box, which always features someone from the anti-gay side, gets a blessing; the third square, which is always a Supreme Court justice, gets...

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03/07/2013

His pen initiated DOMA; his pen wants its ink back

President William Jefferson Clinton: It’s time to overturn DOMA [WaPo]

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Look what draped over MN's anti-equality crowd today as they rallied against fairness

"The Legalization of Homosexuality Induce [sic] Children To Gay Relationships" [TomScheck] [h/t @dfreshy975] When they tell us it's "the legalization of homosexuality" that they're really after, I suggest we listen. *** **WHOA, it's worse than I thought. My pal Jake...

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As you honor this Lenten season, remember US Catholic Church leadership's misplaced focus on NOM's marriage march

[USCCB Facebook] Because I had to:

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19 Days until SCOTUS. Vow to do something. #time4marriage

There are nineteen days until the Supreme Court hears the historic marriage cases. If you can make it to Washington, DC, then that's awesome. If not, there are still plenty of ways you can help in your area. Just do...

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Just posted to the #marriagemarch hashtag

Such charming views on the other side: Note: The TFP group (Tradition, Family, Property) to which this person links for support is one of the National Organization For Marriage's official march co-sponsors. TFP is that truly eye-opening group I wrote...

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And now a CPAC supporter shows CPAC what it's supporting/encouraging

Joseph Farah, WorldnetDaily publisher, has the whole marriage equality thing figured out. While defending his cherished CPAC conference from the crushing weight of gayness, Farah called same-sex marriage... "one of the most radical ideas considered since child sacrifice" Gay Marriage...

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Ever-deceptive FRC twists 50+ yr old hit piece into supposed battle plan

The exceedingly anti-gay Family Research Council begins its latest round of "Prayer Targets" with this: [FRC Prayer Targets] Only thing? The Naked Communist was not an actual book written by actual communists—it was a conservative hit piece in which Cleon...

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Shortsighted scapegoaters shapelessly shaft President Obama's shifting

Has President Obama shifted his position on marriage over the years? Yes and no. I say yes because he's clearly gone from seemingly supporting marriage equality while a state senator to opposing it when running for president to now supporting...

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03/06/2013

NOM EXPOSED: How to become a NOM ‘March For Marriage’ sponsor in ten easy steps

How to become a NOM ‘March For Marriage’ sponsor in ten easy steps [NOM Exposed]

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Michigan winter winding down; cold chapter of state's history to follow suit?

I second my pal Joe—this potentially historic marriage case in Michigan was not at all on my radar: SNIP: U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman will hear arguments in the case Thursday at a Detroit law school, although he hasn't indicated...

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Report: Modern-day Peggy Olsons know LGBT people buy things

Here's a really great AP report about the powerful inclusivity we're now seeing in American advertisements: SNIP: "They're no longer just targeting gay and lesbian people. They're targeting people like my mom, who want to know that a company embraces...

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NOM's Roback Morse: My verbatim audio was 'mischaracterized'; Clementi family should meet me

Responding to her controversial remarks about the late Tyler Clementi, the National Organization For Marriage and its top surrogate, Jennifer Roback Morse, continue the familiar pattern of not taking responsibility for anything: San Diego, CA — Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse,...

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Today in overdue milestones: Chattanooga chooses first openly gay officeholder

Great news from my home state: Victory Fund endorsee Chris Anderson made history Tuesday night when he became the first openly gay candidate to win election in Chattanooga, Tenn. Anderson beat a two-term incumbent to represent City Council District 7....

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03/05/2013

NOM engages pastor who prayed for President Obama's death

Wiley Drake is extremely anti-gay. The Southern Baptist pastor is known for two prominent campaigns he waged during the mid-'90s: [1] Leading the charge against Disney in the mid-'90s (Drake wrote the resolution calling for an anti-gay boycott) and [2]...

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Talk show host Janet Mefferd warns of 'huge unforeseen situation' connected to marriage equality; uses 9/11 allegory

After scoffing at the Obama administration's support for marriage equality, far-right talk show host Janet Mefferd proceeded to warn her listeners of all the unforeseen havoc that will befall our more equal nation. "Not necessarily a terrorist act," she clarifies—but...

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Boy Scouts still have ban, no longer have bands

For its National Scout Jamboree, the Boy Scouts of America booked the ban train and the pop star Carly Rae Jepsen. Oops: Train refuse to play Boy Scout event unless ban on gay scouts is lifted [NBC News] Carly Rae...

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Illinois Family Institute vs. 'abhorrent' gays, incest, Zumba

Laurie Higgins' latest denunciation of marriage equality in her home state of Illinois is so chock full of obvious animus, it's hard to pick a proper snippet. There's this, in which the Illinois Family Institute's senior researcher decries young people's...

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NOM confuses ability to extend an invite with actual support

The National Organization For Marriage's "March For Marriage" Facebook page is stale. Our two-week-younger pro-equality page has been outpacing it for weeks, currently standing at about 1,300 LIKES above the NOM effort. Plus there are even questions about the support...

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03/04/2013

Audio: NOM's Roback Morse repeats belief that gays are to be chaste, live non-sexual lives

If you believe the lie that the National Organization for Marriage is only about marriage, you are not listening to what it's own senior employees are saying: "What I would hope for for that person would be a lifetime of...

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Natl Religious Broadcasters head: DOMA defense 'not looking terribly good'

Tony Perkins remains "optimistic." But it's the President and CEO of the National Religious Broadcasters, Frank Wright, who speaks the truth that's being whispered around far-right circles: DOMA is likely DONE. [SOURCE: Washington Watch w/ Tony Perkins; 3/4/13]

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Tony Perkins: 'Protect your kids from a fate like Massachusetts's'

In truth, the policy is focused, protective, and cognizant of attempts to exploit it. It also has nothing to do with marriage. But it's also truth the Family Research Council is focused on protecting its fundraising, a large part of...

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Are You Tougher than Discrimination? #toughScout

Tonight the National Geographic Channel will air the first episode of "Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?" This despite the policies of discrimination that Boy Scouts of America continue to embrace: Truth time: Inequality is not tough. It's not...

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Clementi family, GLAAD, HRC, Equality Matters call on NOM to apologize

Last week, I shared Jennifer Roback Morse's crass suggestion that there is more to the Tyler Clementi tragedy than the media reported. Today, GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project and HRC's NOM Exposed (full disclosure: I consult for and contribute to both...

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Most recently, the people of Iowa retained a justice. NOM must have forgotten that.

In an effort to convince the Iowa legislature that they should muck with certain kinds of citizens marriages even though those marriages are posing no harm to anyone, the National Organization For Marriage is saying this: SOURCE: NOM Action Alert...

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United For Marriage: Join us in D.C. and across the nation

UnitedForMarriage.org LIKE: facebook.com/March4Marriage

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United For Marriage: Join us in D.C. and across the nation #time4marriage

UnitedForMarriage.org LIKE: facebook.com/March4Marriage

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On NOM's reliable erasure of Coretta Scott King

The National Organization For Marriage's Jennifer Roback Morse posted this over the weekend: I will see that and raise her: If NOM's own rhetoric is to be believed, then there is nothing more sacred than the bond between man and...

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Video: 'But I don't want to get a divorce or marry a woman'

Tee-hee: [NonRandomNonsense]

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Bryan Fischer annoyed 'The Bible' failed to mirror own obsessive cause

The American Family Association spokesman popped some popcorn, grabbed a blanket, fired up the History Channel, and snuggled up for some Sunday night viewing. His review of The Bible, episode one: Or, you know—the actual "sin" of Sodom was something...

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03/03/2013

Fact-checking NOM spokesman's CNN appearance

Two things: It is completely ridiculous for NOM Communications Director Thomas Peters to deny that his advocacy against marriage equality is based on his own, deeply canonical version of morality. Thomas, the son of a prominent canon lawyer who has...

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