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10/25/2013

Video: Newly hired snake oil salesman welcomes you to his scientifically discredited store

Here is David Pruden, the new head of the so-called National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), putting a friendly face on damaging practices: It's like an auto mechanic touting his new shop geared toward repairing cars that...

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GLAAD: 'The Hill' runs FRC's opinion, helps push factually inaccurate smears

'The Hill' runs FRC's opinion, helps push factually inaccurate smears [GLAAD]

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'Hubristic quest for superiority is to be protected from civil coexistence. Not the reverse'

Or as NOM and conservative writer Eric Metaxas rephrase my headline: [NOM/Metaxas] It's as if they're trying to hypnotize us into believing their fictions. "You are getting sleepy. You will let us impose theocracy..."

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'If only he'd been more anti-gay...': A look at Maggie Gallagher & fellows' silly 'GOP autopsy'

Maggie Gallagher is one of three co-authors of a new report that purports to "explain" why the GOP lost in 2012. The report is pretty much tone deaf (/self preservationist), particularly in the way it focused on marriage equality and...

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10/24/2013

FRC prays for God 'to destroy those who embrace' the 'evil' of marriage equality

From the Family Research Council's latest round of "prayer targets": [FRC] So tell us again, FRC: why is the Southern Poverty Law Center wrong to classify you the way that they do?

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Unoriginal plumbing: NOM takes good-natured home improvement project, uses it for ill-natured disapproval of other people's homes

On the website vizimac.com, it's a handy image helping users learn how to replace a shower valve: Shower Valve Replacement [Vizimac.com] But when put through NOM's discriminatory filter, it becomes an attack on transgender kids who attend California's public schools...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM runs ad in Hawaii claiming marriage equality is ‘damaging our people’

NOM runs ad in Hawaii claiming marriage equality is ‘damaging our people’ [NOM EXPOSED]

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#ThrowbackThursday: Hawaii's late '90s pro-discrimination ads were as campy as they were disgusting

The National Organization For Marriage has announced a new television ad campaign telling Hawaii to not grant equality to its citizens. Perhaps they turned to some of these ads from 1998's version of making discrimination sound like something other than...

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Photo: IL marriage protestor confuses condemnation, smear quotes for civil policy debate

Another shot from yesterday's "defend marriage" rally in Springfield, Illinois, which the host organization is proudly promoting on its Facebook page: [SOURCE: IL Family Institute] A personally-held, cherry-picked, loosely interpreted faith condemnation printed on poster board—how ever will we compete...

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Does Illinois' top 'defend marriage' group think we're all 'mistakes'?

This was a popular refrain at yesterday's "Defend Marriage" lobby day in Springfield, Illinois: PHOTOS and full report: Gay marriage opponents gather at Capitol [Windy City Times] When people say "God doesn't make mistakes" in an LGBT context, typically they...

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We agree, Illinois protestor—civil unions are not sustainable!

This guy was front and center throughout yesterday's "Defend Marriage" lobby day in Springfield, Illinois: [Photos: IFI] Well, I don't know if I'd say God abhors them, per se. But I do know that civil unions surely aren't the best...

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10/23/2013

GLAAD: Bryan Fischer calls GLAAD 'sinister,' 'evil'; GLAAD clearly doing something right

Bryan Fischer calls GLAAD 'sinister,' 'evil'; GLAAD clearly doing something right [GLAAD]

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Illinois activists still relying on Linda 'homosexuality is Satan's plan' Jernigan

Buzzfeed's Tony Merevick sends this shot from the Illinois Family Institute's state Capitol rally against marriage equality @TonyMerevick That would be the same Linda Jernigan who says Satan has stolen gay people's identity, that gays have to be inebriated in...

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Audio: WND's David Kupelian compares six-year-old trans kid to Halloween ghoul

Grown adult David Kupelian is getting an early start on Halloween. Not by buying candy or hanging a big ghost on his house, mind you. No, no—the WND publisher is instead comparing the proper care, respect, and protection of a...

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AFA president says gay activism is 'an evil conspiracy'

Responding to Southern Baptist Convention spokesman Russell Moore's claim that gays are not the enemy and that people on his side should simmer down a bit, American Family Association president Tim Wildmon looks him right and the eye and says,...

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Video: Anti-gay IL pastor compares gay parents to 'five-year-olds who think they can drive cars'

The first thing that annoys me about this clip is the reporter's acceptance of anti-gay side's loaded terminology, "protect traditional marriage." But then stick around until the 2:00 mark, when a local pastor compares gay parents like me to "five-year-olds...

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IFI to IL Gov: Gays must 'flee immorality'

In a few hours from the time I write this, the extremely extreme Illinois Family Institute will gather at the state Capitol in Springfield to lobby legislators to vote against civil marriage equality. And they will be doing this because...

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10/22/2013

Tony Perkins: Pro-LGBT National Cathedral Dean is encouraging 'those who do evil'

Rev. Gary Hall (pic.), the Dean of Washington's National Cathedral, recently came out against groups like the Family Research Council and voices like Tony Perkins, noting the obvious threat that their homo hostility poses to LGBT people (and to LGBT...

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The bill is non-controversial; so here, let Focus on the Family needlessly inject some

Here is the perfect example of "pro-family" obsession with us. After five grafs about a non-controversial adoption bill that just made its way through the California legislature, Focus on the Family hands a quote slot to in-house analyst Carrie Gordon...

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NOM EXPOSED: Brian Brown, in Russia, strategizing with those seeking 'Solutions to Homosexual Behavior'

Brian Brown, in Russia, strategizing with those seeking 'Solutions to Homosexual Behavior' [NOM EXPOSED]

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IFI gets even more extreme (if you can believe it)

For months now, I've been telling you that the opposition group leading the charge in Illinois is more than your average family policy council. One of the few statewide family policy groups with public engagement hostile enough to make the...

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A third of the US population has marriage equality

American Foundation For Equal Rights brings this astounding stat: 33% of Americans live with marriage equality [AFER] Of course until it's 100%, we are still living under an injustice that belies the fair and free principles of this great nation....

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Video: 'This has not been a good few days for NOM'

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Tony Perkins: Chris Christie is now a 2016 'non-starter'

Because of his decision to drop his fight against the loving couples who are now marrying in his state, viciously anti-gay conservative leader Tony Perkins has declared New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to be off the table of consideration for...

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10/21/2013

Other options gone, NJ's top anti-gay voice resorts to denigration; gay unions = 'conjugal mismatch' & 'biological falsehood'

Marriage is legal and loving couples are already taking part. This being New Jersey's reality, the man who has been working for marriage discrimination for so many years has little left to do other than cast those same loving couples...

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Support gay soldiers, undermine homeland security?

Elaine Donnelly, professional sayer of things that she thinks might make the military (and society) more anti-LGBT, is back to beat the poor deceased horse that is Don't As Don't Tell. In her latest, Donnelly is going after Jeh Johnson,...

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NOM says Christie can't be president; but they also said Mitt *could*, so, you know.

The National Organization For Marriage has lost another friend. Here's president Brian Brown: "Regrettably, Governor Christie's decision to surrender on marriage reveals him to be a man who lacks the courage of his supposed convictions. As far as we are...

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Our losses are epic and unending—give us more money!

While still living within a worse year than one that even I could have scripted, and while suffering the crushing psychological blow of marriage equality now being a done deal in the state of its founding, the National Organization For...

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Report: Christie admin withdraws appeal, won't try to stop NJ marriages

This just in: [Bloomberg TV] Developing. **UPDATE: Multiple reports have now confirmed this initial tweet. MARRIAGE IS SAFE IN NJ!!!!!!!

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IFI's Higgins: Gay marriages, parenting, families = 'evil'

With her organization gearing up to lobby the state legislature on Wednesday, the Illinois Family Institute's Laurie Higgins is trying her hardest to let the lawmakers know that the IFI's agenda is vicious and goes well beyond just marriage. To...

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