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04/05/2013

Sen. Landrieu's misguided political calculation

It's certain that her 2014 reelection plays into this answer: [Sen. Mary] Landrieu told CNN National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta in an interview Friday that she personally believes "people should love who they love and marry who they want to...

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Video: Mike McManus says 'perverted' gays were largely molested, want to destroy marriage

Mike McManus was one of the three media personalities (Armstrong Williams and Maggie Gallagher being the other two) who the Bush Administration paid to endorse marriage policy. Now listen in as this same Mike McManus says that gays have a...

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Snowe thaws: (Former) Senator joins (current) trend

Olympia Snowe, who served for eighteen years as a Republican U.S. Senator from Maine, is now coming out for marriage equality: Now out of Senate, Snowe supports same-sex marriage [CNN] Snowe joins her successor, Independent Angus King, on history's right...

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Red State's Erickson: 'Little moral difference' between incestuous and gay couples

With the writing so clearly on the wall, expect to see even mainstream voices like Erick Erickson say this kind of stuff with increasing frequency: "If life comes down to who you love and who loves you back, if a...

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Sen Donnelly (D-IN), Sen Heitkamp (D-ND) come out for marriage; only four Dems remaining

Donnelly: Heitkamp: **Where we now stand: Four Democrats [Mark Pryor (AR), Tim Johnson (SD), Joe Manchin (WV), Mary Landrieu (LA)] and forty-three Republicans (all but Portman and Kirk) have yet to sign on to equality. Both independents (King and Sanders)...

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LaBarbera protects America from gay people's locked lips

Is it just me, or do the white boxes make the covers look ten times more provocative (and thus hotter)? [Peter LaBarbera's Americans For Truth] I wonder if Peter travels with some to-go boxes in his pocket. Like he's at...

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ADF's five supposed 'victims' of marriage equality? All from states that didn't have marriage equality at time of incident!

Yesterday, I showed you that ridiculously fearful (and patriarchal) graphic that the anti-LGBT Alliance Defending Freedom is using to suggest fathers across America must protect their families from the "evils" of same-sex marriage (seen at left). Today, let's look at...

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NOM desperate to find a meme people will actually like

The pro-discrimination group's latest stab at virality: It's an obvious play on the historic "Keep Calm and Carry On" signs which found new trendiness in dorm rooms about two years ago. But of course for NOM, calmness is defined by...

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04/04/2013

Sen Bill Nelson (D-FL) comes out for equality; only six lingering Dems

I'm at an event and can't easily expound or link out, but I did want to note tonight's news that US Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) has reversed his opposition to marriage equality and come out on history's right side. This...

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Video: Isaac Newton used apple to explain deep cosmic truths; now watch Focus on the Family do opposite

Can't wait for the highbrow sequel involving the "proper" placement of bananas.

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Duggars, Bachmann to join some of the most anti-gay voices in the nation at Liberty Counsel conference

Reality TV stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are two of the listed speakers for the upcoming "Awakening" conference. Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann is another. But who, exactly, will be joining the U.S. Rep and TLC stars at this Liberty Counsel–produced...

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ADF's laughably fearful fundraising graphic

According to the stock photo description, the image is meant to be a father protecting his family: [iStockPhoto] But when the anti-equality legal team at the Alliance Defending Freedom puts the family in front of the Supreme Court, it becomes...

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NOM's 'Anti-Defamation Alliance' spokesman promotes column saying gays must be celibate

In a new column, Catholic writer Taylor Marshall condemns homosexuality as a sin and then concludes with this one and only option for gay men and women: Persons with homosexual inclinations are called to chastity - not matrimony. By the...

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NOM Comm. Director hangs up on gay caller; 'I'm just saying I'm hanging up if the question is more than 15 secs'

I've done my share of media, be it friendly, hostile, or somewhere in between. When the callers and host are clearly on the other side, it can certainly be frustrating. However, you have to take a breath, but your tongue,...

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Why the anti-gays are losing: Their pundits cite 'flinging of one's own feces' to deny our natural nature

"There’s also the licking of one’s own genitals, the flinging of one’s own feces, and the eating of live prey and then vomiting it back up to feed your offspring in nature, too. You’ll excuse me if I think we...

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NOM slurs our families: 'quote/unquote families of gay parents and kids'

I'll have more on Mark Levin's lengthy chat with a startlingly combative Thomas Peters. But for now, listen to this short clip of the National Organization For Marriage's Comm. Director slipping with his fear quotes and pretty much admitting that...

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04/03/2013

NOM's Ruth Institute claimed it had Chicago Bears' support; was intercepted; fumbled

I and other activists have been working behind the scenes (and publicly) today trying to get clarification as to why the National Organization For Marriage's Ruth Institute was claiming that the Chicago Bears team is in support of their exceedingly...

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Why the National Organization For Marriage fails; well, one reason

Look, they surely wanted tens of thousands. For a national march in D.C., a crowd of five figures or more is always the goal. When you have a national pool from which to recruit potential attendees, you have to aim...

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Flashback: When Oprah's shoulder were heavily padded and gays' ring fingers were legally naked

YouTuber "nicole360meadows" posts this fascinating and surprisingly frank blast from a not-so-distant (but legally, vastly different) past. 1991:

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If Maggie Gallagher could self-assess the way she self-victimizes, marriage discourse would be infinitely more productive

Ever the victim, that Maggie Gallagher: I have tried hard to say we should treat gay people with respect as friends, neighbors and fellow-citizens. But I have been thwarted by progressives’ insistence that the opposite of 'agreeing with me' must...

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Video: Twin pillars of misinformation, Staver & Barber, conflate, blame, fear-monger as if their jobs depend on it (*hint: they do)

Two Liberty Counsel/Liberty University personalities who have made it quite clear that they simply do not care for or support the welfare of LGBT people will now warn America about the whole host of supposed horribles that are connected to...

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Audio: John Stemberger warns inclusive Scouts will cause boy-on-boy molestation

John Stemberger, the Florida anti-gay activist who is heading a new pro-discrimination scouting effort called "On My Honor," insists that his effort is not designed to keep gay boys out of scouts (saying it's only about gay activism). But then...

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NOM's latest hero: Father who doesn't care to dance at son's wedding

One must have heroes: "the gay marriage"? Well maybe if son Salmon keeps trying, he will find one specific gay marriage that dad might back.

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'Jesus before the High Court'

The Family Research Council's latest take on last week's Supreme Court proceedings: Hey, here's an idea: Christians of both pro- and anti-equality faith can stand in obedience to the religious prescriptions that they place on the ceremonial component of their...

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04/02/2013

NOM EXPOSED: NOM sells out its subscribers; hands email list over to ‘us vs. them’ conservative narrative

NOM sells out its subscribers; hands email list over to ‘us vs. them’ conservative narrative [NOM Exposed]

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NOM's Roback Morse deletes comments; here's latest proof

Yesterday, after reading National Organization For Marriage leader Jennifer Roback Morse and fellow anti-LGBT conservative Mike Adams overlook the fact that Tyler Clementi's family was deeply aggrieved and offended by her words and instead pretend it was only "the gay...

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Audio: The truth is that honest conservatives were disappointed by 'March for Marriage' numbers

Walking back from NOM's recent marriage march, I overheard one of the top guys at one our fifty state's "pro-family" groups admitting what any honest conservative would have to admit: that the attendance figure for this kind of national event...

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Second Republican Senator comes out for marriage equality; Mark Kirk joins Rob Portman on right side of right side

HUGE: Republican Sen. Mark Kirk Endorses Marriage Equality [Buzzfeed] **Where we stand: Seven Democrats [Mark Pryor (AR), Bill Nelson (FL), Tim Johnson (SD), Joe Manchin (WV), Mary Landrieu (LA), Heidi Heitkamp (ND) and Joe Donnelly (IN)] and forty-three Republicans (all...

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Ben Carson's next misstep: Catering to extreme Illinois Family Insitute

Readers who have followed my coverage of the Illinois marriage debate know how over-the-top the Illinois Family Institute is. The IFI—one of the few state-level anti-gay groups, I should note upfront, that the Southern Poverty Law Center designates as a...

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GOP columnist to anti-equality Republicans: You are not the victims

"Social conservatives, it seems, are seeking to transform disagreeable realities (the growing acceptance of gay marriage) into a claim of victimhood. But the woe-is-us routine is as unconvincing as the threat to bolt the GOP." —Washington Post's "Right Side" columnist,...

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Today in falsely victimized scions: Reagan son says 'time to fight back' against LGBT rights

The Reagan Revolution is highly responsible for giving rise (or at least credence) to the religious right, the "culture war," and so much of what we have come to know about socially conservative politicking. For LGBT people, this meant everything...

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GLAAD: Harry Jackson's 'religious freedom': Converting his fellow 'Face The Nation' panelists

Important DOMA reminder: The Family Research Council built that [GLAAD]

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Sen. Tom Carper joins history's right, bright side

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TN 'pro-family' guy: Pastors must be pundits (or step down)!

A local reporter recently told David Fowler, the head of the Family Action Council of Tennessee, that she contacted thirty ministers in his area yet could not get a one of them to speak on record about the civil marriage...

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04/01/2013

Audio: Tony Perkins suggests gays try suicide because 'they can't fill that God vacuum,' are 'in rebellion to God's design'

The man who still appears on mainstream television programs with alarming frequency continues to prove why he is more than just a buttoned up, conservative, marriage-focused pundit: [SOURCE: Washington Watch w/ Tony Perkins; 4/1/13] By the way, that whole thing...

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Video: AFA Radio caller says gays are 'filthy, rotten slime'; it's 'time to get mean'

The caller, Fred from Mississippi, claims what gay people do is worse than bestiality or "those other molesters," says we are "filthy, rotten slime," and that's it's "time to get mean" against us. But does host Bryan Fischer repudiate his...

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Sen. Casey (D-PA) comes out for marriage equality

The right side of history gains another one: Casey: I support gay marriage [Morning Call] That leaves only eight Senate Democrats [Mark Pryor (AR), Bill Nelson (FL), Tom Carper (DE), Tim Johnson (SD), Joe Manchin (WV), Mary Landrieu (LA), Heidi...

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SBC prez links equality to 'mad man in Asia'; not referring to Don Draper's overseas conterpart

Keeping it as fair, rational, and measured as we've come to expect from the Southern Baptist Convention: "I would not be surprised that at the time when we are debating same-sex marriage, at a time when we are debating whether...

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Video: '[Nothing's] Wrong with Homosexuality' by John Corvino

I'm a major fan of Professor John Corvino, on both a personal and professional level. Everyone should check out his fantastic contribution to the LGBT canon, titled What's Wrong With Homosexuality? But first, for some teaser of John's style (think:...

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NOM 'March for Marriage' cosponsor: Gay marriage 'takes precious gift and drags it down in the mud and degrades it'

TFP, by far the most incendiary of any of the National Organization For Marriage's "March For Marriage" cosponsors (see here and here), has created its one video from the recent event. Watch on as day-of marchers call us unnatural, equate...

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Video: Focus on the Family's dominoes are 100% hetero; no word on their marbles, jacks, pick-up sticks

Considering the rapid crumbling of cherished "traditional marriage" arguments, I can think of a more apt domino metaphor. However, I will leave the kids' games to the children.

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Video: Little kid spends Easter yelling at pro-gay church

You probably heard about Winston-Salem, North Carolina's Green Street United Methodist and its decision to stop performing marriage ceremonies until same-sex couples have the right to marry. This is what that church now faces: Love the faceless dude playing Cyrano...

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Video: Apparent rabbi backs literal murder of gays

Not sure what, exactly, is all going on here. I do know that it culminates in a man identified as a rabbi advocating for the killing of gays (as a godly command): Loving.

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Video: Baptist pastor's long-winded justification for both opposing equality and retaining Caramel Macchiatos

He's certainly not digging on people who are "living lifestyles contrary to what the bible says." But that Starbucks is powerful and addictive stuff, you know. That being so, here's Northside Baptist Church pastor Stephen Goode "explaining" how he can...

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Head of org that's vowed to 'drive a wedge between gays and blacks' says it's a 'slur' to compare gay, black fights

At first I was annoyed that Meet The Press booked Brian Brown. Then again, if he's going to use his time to make ridiculous quips like the following—while sitting opposite Al Sharpton, no less—then perhaps the booking a blessing in...

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Dear conservative 'media watchdogs'

If you are going to write a report all about how the media supposedly spun marriage coverage in favor of the gays, then you should probably avoid ludicrous passages like the following. This comes from the Media Research Center's Katie...

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