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05/03/2013

Boy Scouts force anti-gay coalition to change logo

John Stemberger's "On My Honor" coalition is pretending it's a good thing. But it's clear they were forced to create this "new and improved" logo, sans its past BSA branding: [On MY Honor email] I'm not surprised that this coalition...

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Video: Oprah chats w/ b-baller's openly accepting parents

First Look: The Day NBA Player Jason Collins Came Out to His Parents For decades, NBA player Jason Collins struggled with his sexuality and hid his truth from those he loved most, even his twin brother and his parents, Portia...

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Labarbera, Barber, Mefferd twit-fight w/ Alan Chambers; I replenish popcorn bag

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Video: Brian Brown continues to write off any state 'too blue' to be part of real America

Twenty percent of our states (plus D.C.) now have civil marriage equality. Polls are heading one decided way. More than half of our U.S. Senators support full equality. And of yeah, America re-elected a President who is a fierce advocate...

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Rest, good civil servant—this Bishop's personal religious opinion can't hurt your rights now

Calling it "a serious regression in the public morality of our state," Rhode Island's Archbishop Tobin is doing what our national body of Bishops now pretty much do as their definitive public work: condemning gay people's civil marriage rights. Tobin...

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Audio: Matt Barber tells nat'l radio audience that gays 'are in rebellion to God'; is somehow still the 'victim'

Matt Barber continues his game of telling LGBT people they are broken and immoral by insisting that we "know" we are what he says we are: Janet Mefferd Show, 5/2/13 Matt is using a corrosive strategy that those of us...

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05/02/2013

GLAAD: Who is John Stemberger and what's really driving his Boy Scout's crusade? #AScoutIsEqual #StandStrongBSA

Who is John Stemberger and what's really driving his Boy Scout's crusade? [GLAAD]

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NOM's 'anti-defamation' spokesperson: Christians are supposed 'to be belligerent'

Damian Goddard, the fired sportscaster cum anti-LGBT activist who the National Organization For Marriage chose to lead its "Marriage Anti-defamation Alliance," on how Christians are support to behave against "enemy combatants to the culture": So wait—we are supposedly "defaming" Goddard...

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Three-year-old to Julia Gillard, Australian Parliament: 'I. WANT. A. HUSBAND!'

Ahhhh:

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM affiliate says political support for equality = End Times, AntiChrist

NOM affiliate says political support for equality = End Times, AntiChrist[NOM Exposed]

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FRC: God punishing us with war, terrorism, 'homosexualized politics'

The coarsening of the far-right rhetoric continues: The scourge presently upon our nation - wars, devastating weather, acts of terrorism, confusion and failure among our government leaders, spiritual confusion in many of our churches, decimation of the family, economic decline,...

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05/01/2013

Delaware Senate Exec. Committee advances marriage equality; 4–2

On to the full Senate, likely tomorrow! Forward.

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Audio: 'Consider yourself warned'—Delaware anti-equality testifier condemns gays, supporters #DE4M

From this afternoon's Senate Exec. Committee hearing:

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Video: Nasty anti-gay video equates lesbian moms with cigarettes, junk science with credible research

This seems to be another production of fringe activist Janet Folger Porter: *** Backup copy:

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Audio: Power 105 hosts aren't buying Chris Broussard's attempt to have it both ways

He says that gay people "aren't born that way" and have sinful lifestyles into which they "fall." But hey, he's friends with LZ Granderson despite that fellow sportscaster's gay "lifestyle," so there's no way he's anti-gay. That's the latest spin...

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Delaware's leading 'protect marriage' group backs claim that gays are in 'open rebellion to God'

By now, you probably know that ESPN sportscaster Chris Broussard went on TV and said that openly gay NBA player Jason Collins is "in open rebellion to God" simple because he is gay. And while that may be a view...

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NOM's star speaker attacks me, says 'unrepentant' gays are 'perverts,' repeats belief that 'homosexual practice' is more unnatural than incest

The National Organization For Marriage's Ruth Institute has held four "It Takes A Village..." conferences, and exceedingly anti-gay speaker Robert Gagnon has spoken at every one. Every year he speaks, folks like myself and Equality Matter's Carlos Maza take time...

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NOM's new fundraising pitch: Give us money to shape an outcome we can't possibly change

With the months since the November elections playing out like a bad dream, the National Organization For Marriage is simply desperate to find something—anything, maybe, please—that can bring in the money. Their latest: telling supporters that they still have the...

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04/30/2013

From the anti-gay #IStandWithChris hashtag

The ever-charming anti-gay movement of America cultivates more "charms": ** Note: For those who don't know, "Chris" is Chris Broussard, the ESPN sportscaster who said openly gay NBA player Jason Collins is "in open rebellion against God." Matt Barber, Bryan...

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Explosive audio: 'Scouts Sunday' pastor calls LGBT activism 'satanic'; compares marriage equality to man-on-dog

Go listen to what that agenda opposing equal scouting is really all about: EXPLOSIVE AUDIO: 'SCOUTS SUNDAY' PASTOR CALLS LGBT ACTIVISM 'SATANIC'; COMPARES MARRIAGE EQUALITY TO MAN-ON-DOG [GLAAD]

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NOM's new anti-Obama photo is far too campy to offend anyone

Our President loves rainbows, money piles, and stoic looks. So suggests this awesome new NOM photo: [NOM blog] He's like Daddy Warbucks with a Pride flag! Richie Rich in the Castro! The Human Rights Campaign's very own Scrooge McDuck! This...

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What IFI's Laurie Higgins engenders: followup emailer calls me 'twice the son of hell'

I already showed you how Illinois Family Institute's senior staffer, Laurie Higgins, emailed a list of over seventy conservatives saying that I "promote profoundly sinful ideas." Now check this email, which a Higgins supporter proceeded to send to me and...

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IFI staffer calls my writing 'deceitful, nasty, and juvenile'; claims I promote 'profoundly sinful ideas'

This was just sent to a massive email list of anti-LGBT conservatives. The Illinois Family Institute's exceedingly anti-gay researcher and writer, Laurie Higgins, is the sender: Jeremy pats self on back, comfortable in the knowledge that he's doing something right....

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One refreshing thing about the inclusive scouting opponents: they admit they want to discriminate

Those of us who cover this so-called "culture war" have come to expect an opposition movement that will spin, twist, and misrepresent whatever situation is currently up for debate so that they detach themselves from antagonism. When they push to...

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IL anti-equality crowd hopes to shame Rep. Ron Sandack (R-Downer's Grove) into voting for discrimination

Republican lawmaker Ron Sandack has changed his mind on history and its right side, now supporting basic civil equality for his constituents who happen to be (or will eventually be) in same-sex relationships. In retaliation, the exceedingly anti-gay Illinois Family...

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NOM crowdsourcing its messaging

The latest post on NOM's Facebook: [NOM Facebook] As we'd expect, the vast majority of NOM supporters have responded with some sort of biblical argument, even though our debate is about *CIVIL* marriage. Though surprisingly, none of them seem to...

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04/29/2013

First Lady has Jason Collins' back

A lot of us 'mos have responded to the news of the first openly gay NBA player. Now this prominent M.O:

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ESPN sportscaster says Jason Collins is 'in open rebellion to God,' incapable of being Christian

Twitter is blowing up over this, a segment where ESPN caster Chris Broussard condemns openly gay NBA player Jason Collins. As usual, Think Progress gets up the earliest clip: ESPN Sportscaster Immediately Trashes First Out NBA Player: Jason Collins Is...

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Liberty Counsel attorney/Liberty Univ teacher likens Jason Collins to incestuous son

While the vast majority are applauding, the inestimable Matt Barber (viciously anti-gay commentator at Liberty Counsel and instructor/dean at Liberty University School of Law) is busy comparing out gay NBA player Jason Collins to a son who sleeps with his...

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Fellow athletes, stars, fans salute Jason Collins

**ALSO: First Lady has Jason Collins' back [G-A-Y]

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TV's top comedy promotes America's only acceptable option: full equality

From the April 25 episode of The Big Bang Theory: [Chuck Lorre] "Two men or two women?" ask the social conservatives. "What comes next, two and half men?!" Well, um—yes, actually: This time they'll actually be on to something.

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Jason Collins becomes first out gay man actively playing big-four American sport

In an article for Sports Illustrated, NBA player Jason Collins, who currently plays center for the Washington Wizards, has come out as gay: Why NBA center Jason Collins is coming out now [SI] So that history's now been made. Seems...

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IL's top 'protect marriage' guy pushes video condemning gays as 'broken'

As head of the Illinois Family Institute, David Smith is the local leader who works with national groups like the National Organization For Marriage and the American Family Association to lobby the state legislature on the subject of marriage. The...

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Local 'pro-family' activist Chris Young: God's judgement is coming to Rhode Island

The latest from a longtime voice of opposition in the state of Rhode Island: And it's not just us activists who are gonna get it. The silent among us can also expect a visit from a vengeful God. Just so...

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