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01/11/2013

Brian Brown decries White House's 'New World Order'; yes, really

[Pastor Giglio's] withdrawal under political pressure demonstrates the New World Order at the White House: traditional Christianity must be excluded; the wrath of gay advocates is more important than national unity or the principle of tolerance and inclusiveness. —National Organization...

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As I predicted, NOM's president Brian Brown is in France

For two days now, I've been saying that National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown is most likely in France… ...hoping to shape an entirely different country in the way that he's been unable to shape the U.S. Now, confirmation:...

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At least Matt Barber's honest: social conservatives didn't want Giglio to preach at inaugural in first place

This is the general view that was taking shape in the hours after Giglio was first announced. It's political opportunism coupled with the constant drive to seize victimhood that has led Tony Perkins, Bryan Fischer, Albert Mohler, and others to...

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Writer uses imagery of Christians being boiled in cauldrons to make some sort of point about LGBT acceptance

From Jeff Robinson, a writer for the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood (yes, there's a council for that): This is an age when the die is cast, and every Christian will be called to give an answer on this...

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We've opposed everything you've ever done—now find a preacher we like

An inauguration is, in a sense, a party. It's not just a celebration of a President but also a celebration of the American public who elected him or (hopefully soon enough) her. We did have an election, remember. Now is...

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GLAAD: Wayne Besen holds Peter Sprigg accountable

The must-watch video of the day: Wayne Besen holds Peter Sprigg accountable [GLAAD]

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Thanks for paying the bill. Want a toothpick? Mint? Horribly written dogma?

First things first—let's grade her paper: Okay, now that I've proffered my (generous) grade, you're free to go read the story behind this, a condemnatory letter that a North Carolina cafe owner, Ed McGovern, had the gall to hand a...

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Rocky Stonewall show coming to neighborhood that conceived it

Full disclosure: A close family member is a producer on this show. However, as a proud activist, theater lover, and wall-hitter, I would still write about it even if that were not the case. Playbill reports: Ike Holter's rock-propelled gay...

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Gay garden's Big Edie

Let's start the day with a great profile from the Chris Geidner. Meet the 83-year-old who is "destroying marriage" for heterosexuals everywhere: Edith Windsor never meant to be the face of a decades-long political, legal and civil-rights battle. But it’s...

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01/10/2013

Both a thanks and a reminder to David Blankenhorn

It's been fascinating to watch the way David Blankenhorn, star witness in favor of the discriminatory ignobility that is Proposition 8, has reframed his view to one in support of marriage equality for same-sex couples. Ever since he came out...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM RI pretends to be fine with what it called 'disappointing and dangerous'

NOM Rhode Island pretends to be fine with what it called 'disappointing and dangerous' [NOM Exposed]

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FRC prays married gays won't destroy America

From the exceedingly anti-gay conservative group's weekly "prayer targets": [FRC] Translation: No D.C. special interest group opposed to equality can survive long after the cash cow that is this marriage debate dries up their coffers.

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Audio: Bryan Fischer says anti-gay activists are new Rosa Parks, Jim Crow

(ignore the dual audio at beginning; was listening to two clips at once) *** MORE:

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A new (non-)statement from Pastor Giglio; where do you stand, pastor?

The latest, from Pastor Giglio himself: The issue of homosexuality (which a particular message of mine some 20 years ago addressed) is one of the most difficult our nation will navigate. However, individuals’ rights of freedom, and the collective right...

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Bryan Fischer says Giglio was actually pro-gay because he was pro-'ex-gay'

Bryan Fischer, apparently confused about what vision of LGBT people won the last election, says Pastor Louie Giglio should have remained as Inauguration preacher because "saving" gays is actually a "pro-gay" position: Hmmm…homosexuality is a sin and change is possible...

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NOM clearly moving forward with nasty 'gays against gay marriage' idea

I've already shown you how the National Organization For Marriage has purchased domain names to push the idea that many gay people are themselves against equal marriage rights. Today, a sign that they seriously are planning to run with that...

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WHOA!

Anti-Gay Pastor Removed From Inaugural Program [Think Progress LGBT]

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Pastor Louie Giglio must address these concerns (and quickly)

While concerns continue to grow over the chosen Inauguration preacher's exceedingly anti-gay comments from the past, social conservatives of the present are coming after Pastor Louie Giglio for another reason. This from the American Family Association: "Louie Giglio did not...

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01/09/2013

NOM EXPOSED: NOM gearing up to launch MarriageForNextGen.org, two other 'big surprises'

NOM gearing up to launch MarriageForNextGen.org, two other 'big surprises' [NOM Exposed]

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Another Inauguration Benediction, another anti-gay pastor

ThinkProgress has the scoop—transcript, audio, and everything else: Inaugural Benediction To Be Delivered By Pastor Who Delivered Vehemently Anti-Gay Sermon [ThinkProgress LGBT] **And now in a you-can't-make-this-up coincidence: [@LouieGiglio] Not that this coincidence necessarily adds fuel to the pastor's anti-gay...

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Stunning illogic from NOM's Thomas Peters

Calling it a "consequence of redefining marriage," National Organization For Marriage Cultural Director Thomas Peters is condemning Washington, DC's National Cathedral for choosing to exercise its religious freedom in a way that accommodates same-sex wedding ceremonies. He writes: Examples like...

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NOM EXPOSED: Key NOM employee says lesbians who buy sperm ‘should be in jail’; child becomes ‘chattel’

Key NOM employee: Lesbians who buy sperm ‘should be in jail’; child becomes ‘chattel’ [NOM Exposed]

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Video: One hostile man playing God says my marriage = 'two disturbed people play house'

A politically involved megapastor continues his penchant for pure animus: Oh yes, Pastor Hagee—my husband and I are disturbed all right. We're deeply disturbed by the seeming thrill that folks like you seem to get out of denigrating ours, a...

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National Cathedral exercises its religious freedom; sure to tick off those who make constant 'religious freedom' claims

Another historic development in an era where history is being made every day: Washington, D.C.—The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of Washington National Cathedral, has announced that, effective immediately, same-sex weddings may be celebrated at the Cathedral. “Washington National Cathedral...

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Progress in the form of rhyming stanzas

An historic selection for the upcoming inauguration: Obama Selects Gay Latino Poet Richard Blanco to Read at Inauguration Ceremony [Towle] One word of advice, Richard: Don't start with "There once was a man from Nantucket." We wouldn't want to give...

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Audio: Tony Perkins' tiered employment protections (Christians safe, gays 'special')

On the second edition of Tony Perkins' new daily radio show, talk turned to a specific LGBT policy matter. Here's Tony's brief chat with a caller: Perkins full show:Washington Watch Daily [AFA Radio] First off—it's ridiculous that Tony says "I...

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01/08/2013

Video: Donnelly, Fischer say Hagel's apology for saying something anti-gay makes him too pro-gay

In 1998, Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel attempted to discredit former ambassador James Hormel (while still a nominee) by labeling him "aggressively gay." Hagel has apologized for the comments, and the Obama administration is encouraging LGBT advocates to accept what...

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Peter LaBarbera's '20 Ways to Further Marginalize Anti-LGBT Politics in 2013' (paraphrase)

Angrier than ever at the mainstream marriage groups that have now pretty much shut his voice out of the debate altogether, longtime voice of aggressive anti-gayness Peter LaBarbera has laid out twenty suggestions for making his movement move in his...

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What do you mean the bishop is 'open to referendum solution'

I find this tweet extremely annoying: Since when does a faith leader have the capital to determine what should or should not go up for referendum? It's like a legislator saying she would entertain a public vote on whether or...

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Photo: The Les Supper

Ellen and her assembled dinner guests: MORE INFO: Bronwyn Lundberg's Lesbian 'The Last Supper' Painting Features Ellen DeGeneres And Other Gay Icons [HuffPo] To purchase: Etsy (h/t: Scott Hutcheson) I'm sure the far-right anti-LGBT crowd will just judge it on...

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Audio: FL pastor Jeffrey Smith equates homosexuality with serial killing, molestation, rape

His whole sermon on 12/16/12 was built around making gays seem perverted, sick (with mentions of fake ailments like "gay bowel syndrome"), and marked for suffering. It's this equation, however, that is the most offensive (and dangerous) for Jeffrey Smith...

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Brian Brown predicts SCOTUS victory; clearly hopes all but Scalia, Thomas will call in sick

Defiant predictions: “Everyone is looking at the Supreme Court. What happens then defines a lot of more about what happens next in the fight” “We’re gonna win that and then there’s going to be a state-by-state fight, and our record...

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Fantasia, I'm glad you clarified—but you were not taken out of context

In more measured comments than the ones she has been offering, Fantasia Barrino clarifies her recent comments. StarPulse has the interview: There was some recent controversy over your comments in an Instagram post regarding gay marriage. Since you are known...

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Read: Alvin McEwen's 14-page rundown of anti-LGBT nonsense (past and present)

HowThey See Us How They See Us: Unmasking The Religious Right War on Gay America [Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters]

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01/07/2013

Video: Thai king father, George HW Bush turned President Obama into a hotdog-sucking homosexual (*but it's treatable)

Since many of you surely watched Downton Abbey last night, I thought we would keep the trend going with some equally high-minded programming:

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Listen: With trial beginning, let's hear Scott Lively say gays are Satan's Endtimes-invoking foot soldiers

As I write this, "pro-family" activist Scott Lively is in a Massachusetts courtroom defending his obvious and disturbing choice to stir up anti-gay hostility in Uganda. This probably isn't going to help his case: (*other voice is host Rick Wiles)...

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Report: SCOTUS to hear marriage cases 3/26–3/27

CAP Progress reports something Pete Williams apparently just said on-air: @LGBTProgress Dates make sense to me. Spring is the time when sweet things begin to bloom.

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Catholic Bishops apparently believe 2013 means number of equality denigrations they must issue this year

I'm fairly convinced that 2013 has already seen more Catholic-initiated condemnations of LGBT equality than it has seen days. Here's the latest, courtesy of Rhode Island's Bishop Thomas Tobin: The General Assembly Should Reject “Same-Sex Marriage” BY BISHOP THOMAS J....

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'I will never stop threatening legitimacy of my own movement!' vows Liberty Counsel's Barber

In one of the more telling turns that is meant for demonization but that will ultimately self-marginalize the anti-gay far right even further, Liberty Counsel attorney Matt Barber is trying his absolute best to rebrand California's ban on the junk...

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SPLC designated hate group thinks lesbian PFLAG mom is 'emotionally manipulative'; relatedly, down is convinced it is up

When the anti-LGBT crowd manipulates the public into believing that gays are immoral, unfit for civil rights and protections, threatening, or as generally nasty as they like to portray us, they are of course just acting like good "values" Christians....

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Illinois Bishops spent weekend playing politics—Rockford edition

Add Rockford to the list of Illinois cities where the local Catholic diocese dedicated its weekend resources toward making life more difficult for same-gender couples and their families: Wait, Bishop—you said in the second line that "[t]here is a danger...

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