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02/08/2013

'Traditional neckties' for discrimination!

This does not seem to be a parody: [Facebook] Well that'll show us! Personally, I think I'm going to wear only a fig leaf to support an even more traditional biblical definition.

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Colorado civil unions move same way as all clocks

Civil unions are on the move in Colorado: Colorado Senate Approves Civil Union Bill in 21-14 Vote; Final Approval Expected Monday [Towle] After final approval in the Senate, the bill is expected to pass the House. The National Organization For...

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OMG, my legally wed gay husband is totally in NOM's 'March for Marriage' flyer

Jeremy's husband, wondering who all of these people are who have been bussed into his city to protest his marriage: NOM's new march for marriage flyer, in which Jeremy's hubby is there (if covered by a QR code) FULL flyer...

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NOM releases 'March For Marriage' flyer

It's really kind of funny that they are showing "sponsorship" logos from five groups that all have direct ties to NOM (Ruth Institute is a NOM offshoot; ActRight is Brian Brown's side project; APP is NOM co-founder Robby George's org,...

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HA! NOM changed the 'MOOM' logo that looked like a gay dating site

After two weeks of us mocking this… NOM just replaced it with this.. Which tells me they are listening to what we're saying. So while we have their attention, let me also say: Your cause is pretty darn crappy too,...

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Could someone please explain…

facebook.com/March4Marriage

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Today in laughable self-assessments: Jerry Boykin says FRC has 'not made a big issue of trying to condemn homosexuals'

Family Research Council president Tony Perkins: “Those that understand the homosexual community — the activists — they are very aggressive…everything they accuse us of they are in triplicate. They’re intolerant, they’re hateful, they’re vile, they’re spiteful…Our response to them should...

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NOM's Comm. Director reduces opposition to stale, boring 'trolls'

Typical behavior from Thomas, who seems to think open dissent and pushback is the same thing as "trolling": Something new? Well, we won four states and re-elected a pro-equality President who mentions us in inaugurals. That's new and exciting! Oh,...

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ADF prays for #Prop8 plaintiff Kristin Perry

Week two of nine finds the anti-LGBT legal outlet praying wisdom into an attorney who is definitely on their side and a Supreme Court Justice who is presumed to be. But worse than that is the so-called Alliance Defending Freedom's...

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02/07/2013

Our scrappy little March 4 Marriage site surpasses NOM's official effort

A week ago today, I threw the page up on Facebook, just to get the counter effort going. Tonight, we begin setting the pace for March (and beyond): NOM's effort, currently at 1364 likes facebook.com/marchformarriage March 4 Marriage, at 1365...

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On certain pundits' attempts to score cheap political points off of near-tragedies, the documentation of their records

Maggie Gallagher is trying to use one crazed act to score cheap political points. My (yet-to-be-approved) reply: [NRO]

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These nine people... (#Prop8 #DOMA #March4Marriage #MarchForMarriage)

LIKE: facebook.com/march4marriage

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Amici mild: An important point about anti-equality court briefs

A compelling talking point courtesy of lesbi–legal eagle Nan Hunter: "To see how marginalized the on-the-ground groups trying to block gay marriage have become, you have to peruse the amicus briefs filed by organizations and individuals supporting Cooper and Clement....

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Book update (#lgbt #authors)

Holding strong at number three on this Amazon ratings chart (and realizing I need to write about religion): If It's a Choice… by Jeremy Hooper [Amazon] I also want to note three new additions to the LGBT canon that I've...

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NOM EXPOSED: Thanks for the shout out, Ms Roback Morse!

Thanks for the shout out, Ms Roback Morse! [NOM Exposed]

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IFI's Laurie Higgins equates homosexuality with incest, racial supremacy

Just days before her organization leads a rally against marriage equality at the state capitol—a rally that the National Organization For Marriage is promoting, by the way—Illinois Family Institute researcher Laurie Higgins continues to show the extreme ways by which...

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FRC seeks 'spiritual warfare' against inclusive Boy Scouts

More dangerous rhetoric from an organization that refuses to take even one shred of responsibility for its own actions: [Family Research Council] **RELATED: Check out the eye-opening signs that supporters waved outside of Boy Scout HQ yesterday afternoon

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47 Days (#SCOTUS #Prop8 #DOMA #History)

GO LIKE: https://www.facebook.com/march4marriage

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Shirley Phelps-Roper on daughters' defections: Meh

Shirley Phelps-Roper responds to the news that her daughters Megan and Grace, just like her son Josh before them, have defected the infamous Westboro Baptist Church: Hi Jeremy – The standards of God have not changed. Gal. 5:19 Now the...

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02/06/2013

Audio: Did Walmart meet with FRC and choose to stop funding gay orgs? Tony Perkins says yes

On his show today, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins says that his organization met with Walmart and that led the megaretailer to stop funding "the opposition": [SOURCE: Perkins Live, 2/5/13] Well now I have some questions...

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People with actual credentials counter discriminatory Scouting myths

"nearly 100 experts from the fields of sexual abuse prevention, psychology, psychiatry, child advocacy, faith outreach, education and coaching have co-signed an open letter to concerned parents and educators" LIST: DOZENS OF EXPERTS DISPEL ANTI-GAY ACTIVISTS' MYTH ABOUT GAY BSA...

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Another Westboro defector; Megan Phelps-Roper flips

Megan Phelps-Roper used to engage me on Twitter all the time. Then she stopped. Today, I learn why: Once a constant Tweeter, she hasn’t posted anything online since October. “I don’t know what I believe, so I don’t know what...

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'Ex-gay' Focus on the Family staffer Jeff Johnston: Gay relationships are 'unreality'

"Former homosexual" Jeff Johnston, who serves as Focus on the Family's Gender Issues Analyst (my old job, as Bill Maher might say), recently came across a column calling on Christians to evolve on LGBT equality. Jeff gives a decided "NO!":...

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'Homosexuality is an Abomination unto God' sign on display at today's official 'Save our Scouts' rally

Family Research Council and some Texas-based organizations held a rally outside Boy Scout headquarters this afternoon. Check out what was proudly on display and has now been proudly posted to the official "Save Our Boy Scouts" account: [Save Our Boy...

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Boy Scouts push gay question to May

The BSA will consider the inclusivity question at its annual meeting this May. Enjoy another few months of social conservatives comparing gay people to pedophiles. The AP has more. ** **Official BSA statement: For 103 years, the Boy Scouts of...

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Yes, Tony Perkins, you are in fact conflating homosexuality and child sexual abuse. Own it.

Tony Perkins insists he's not attempting to link gays to child sexual abuse. Then he does exactly that, wondering "why we would want someone who is attracted to men camping with our boys" before suggesting that allowing openly gay scoutmasters...

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Video: Libby Phelps, yesterday and 'Today'

Regular G-A-Y readers know I've been corresponding with Westboro Baptist Church defector Libby Phelps (Alvarez) since she left a few years back. Now, NBC's "Today" show is giving her's, a story of a a child overcoming her unchosen birthright, a...

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02/05/2013

NOM: Something is stirring in the hearts of brave [stock photo models] all over the world

And now here's a new promo graphic for NOM's upcoming marriage march (or M/M dating site): [NOM] But as it turns out, what we actually have here is—and try to contain your shock for this one—another fake NOM supporter: [Shutterstock]...

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By 9–5 vote, Illinois Senate Exec. Committee sends Marriage Equality bill to full Senate

Not an unexpected move but still a nice one. Full Senate consideration is expected to go down, fittingly enough, on 2/14. Come on, Cupid.

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UK House of Commons overwhelming approves #equalmarriage

[@StonewallUK] There are a few more steps, including approval by the House of Lords. But a great sign and first step.

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A tale of two marches (#MarchForMarriage / #March4Marriage)

Even though we're a week behind them, we're nipping at NOM's heels: GO LIKE OUR EFFORT!

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GLAAD: CNN's Baldwin and Berman hold Richard Land accountable

CNN's Baldwin and Berman hold Richard Land accountable for Boy Scouts claims [GLAAD]

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Weak FRC video decries 'big liberal-minded corporations', fair Scouting

Yawn: What argument in there, exactly, supports the exclusion of gays?

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Refreshing video: Pastor Frederick Haynes applauds President Obama's LGBT commitments; 'Why are you so upset?'

The pastor is not only applauding President Obama's recent inclusion of sexual orientation in his inaugural but also calling out the fellow pastors who asked him to join conference calls freaking out about the whole thing. I've cued it up...

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Matt Barber, as mature and measured as ever

Not content with simply dropping Jerry Sandusky's name into his diatribes against Boy Scout inclusivity, Liberty Counsel attorney and Liberty University dean Matt Barber has taken to using the phrase "the Scoutmaster wears no clothes," a play on words clearly...

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'We do cakes for all occasions' (*unless you purchase while gay)

This is how Portland, Oregon's Sweet Cakes by Melissa advertises its services: [http://sweetcakesweb.com] It's the kind of language that completely belies faux martyrdom situations like the following, which involves the very same bakery that prides itself on "any occasion" cakes:...

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A tale of two marches (#MarchForMarriage / #March4Marriage)

Even though we're a week behind them, we're nipping at NOM's heels: GO LIKE OUR EFFORT!

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Video: 1.4 million signatures, 1 acceptable way forward

Per the AP:

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02/04/2013

Video: Janet Folger Porter makes truly unhinged Boy Scout video

One of the interesting truisms about the "culture war" is that the most ardent in the anti-equality ranks are often the ones who hurt their cause the most. Alvin McEwen tips me to this latest example: I don't think anyone...

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Tony Perkins goes after Super Bowl and equality star Brendon Ayanbadejo

A man who collects a paycheck going after LGBT people and our rights just can't believe that someone else would use his platform to state his passions: Oh, Tony—that's because Matt Brik's position is discriminatory. This is not an equally...

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NOM's Thomas Peters tries to recruit Kathy Ireland; Ireland not having it

NOM's Communications Director, supporter of "12 step programs for people with same sex attractions," has an obvious agenda. A supermodel sees right through it: And of course Thomas is continuing his behavior of calling those who disagree with him "trolls"...

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Wonder if Southwood Academy of the Arts knows radical anti-gay groups are exploiting their children

The Family Research Council is promoting this page: I just hope they got permission from the parents of South Carolina's Southwood Academy of the Arts, who might not want their children used for adult agenda:: [PHOTO SOURCE: IndependentMail.com] I'll ask.

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Video: Peter Sprigg wants to 'change' us. All else is noise #glaadcap

Once again, Carol Costello does a pretty good job pushing back against Peter Sprigg, one of the more hostile voices working in the anti-LGBT movement. However, the key issue underlying Peter's work still goes unaddressed. Watch the clip and I'll...

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Video: Apologist rejects credible science, own one-minute constraint

Bobby Conway is the One Minute Apologist. But apparently sound science surrounding sexual orientation is not the only factual concept he shirks, since it takes him over two minutes to make a case about "loving" Christians standing up against gay...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM sides with general anti-LGBT animus; can never again be looked at as just a marriage grou

NOM sides with general anti-LGBT animus; can never again be looked at as just a marriage group [NOM Exposed]

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Video: IL's leading marriage activist says gays can and should 'change'; claims 'Satan wants to destroy God's creation'

The Illinois Family Institute is the leading policy shop fighting against marriage equality in the Land of Lincoln. In this cued-up clip, IFI head David Smith fully proves that the IFI fight is not just about our ring fingers but...

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Video: NOM RI's Plante says state House 'wipe[d] out God's design'

Your civil marriage was "designed by God," whether you opt to have a religious ceremony or not. That is the insistence of Chris Plante, the man NOM has appointed to speak for the organization in Rhode Island:

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Video: Fox News invites Tony Perkins to another context-negligent lovefest

Tony Perkins has called the It Gets Better project "disgusting," claiming that pro-equality/anti-bullying effort tells children "that it's okay to be immoral" and constitutes a "concerted effort to persuade kids that homosexuality is okay and actually to recruit them into...

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42 anti-gay & 'ex-gay' groups release ad conflating gay Scoutmasters with child molesters

The radical "ex-gay" group PFOX, the conserva-respected Family Research Council, and a whole handful of groups that fight us in the states have joined forces to run the following ad: [FRC] Right. I'm really going to take "morally straight" advice...

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02/03/2013

Video: In pre-Super Bowl interview, POTUS says Boy Scouts should be open to gays

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