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02/23/2013

Matt Barber: Gay activists 'use' gay kids as 'pawns'

The ever-measured Matt Barber, star Liberty Counsel attorney and Liberty University course instructor, has penned a particularly reprehensible "open letter" to gay teens of the world. A snip: God’s word also says that when we sin sexually, it’s particularly egregious...

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In which Scott Lively makes First Lady guffaw, tap hubby's arm, exclaim 'honey, look at this bull…'

Because he starting to seem just too mainstream… Scott Lively, 'Kill The Gays' Bill Supporter, Pushes Claim Obama Is Gay, Dating Reggie Love [Huffington Post] Although considering Mr. Lively's record, perhaps the biggest shock is that he didn't claim the...

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02/22/2013

NOM's Communications Director: Marriage is more than law; is supernatural and natural

This is one of the top surrogates for the organization working to deny us CIVIL marriage, the National Organization For Marriage (so-called): FULL CONVO (with awesome activist Rob Tisinai) A deeper reality than law? Hmm. Well I, for one, hope...

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NOM is now a joke. Seriously, a joke. Like we should all laugh at them. Because they're a joke.

In 2012, the National Organization For Marriage launched an ad called "Compromise." The whole thing claimed that civil unions were a "common sense compromise" in New Hampshire. Flashback: But get this. NOM is now trying to stop civil unions in...

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NOM EXPOSED: A look at two of NOM's #MarchForMarriage speakers

NOM's 'March for Marriage' speaker: 'It's not natural for a woman to have a woman/man to have a man' [NOM Exposed] NOM’s ‘March for Marriage’ speaker: 'There really isn't any future in sodomy' (and much more) [NOM Exposed]

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Always the 'victim' (cc @RickWarren)

That fast food CEO said gay people's marriage bring on God's judgement. That pastor said that homosexuality is a malfunction and said gay people need to be "changed." That church has a pastor who, in addition to being very anti-gay,...

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Now a word from NOM's March For Marriage sponsor...

Join the truly pro-marriage march: facebook.com/March4Marriage *** *MORE FRC RHETORIC: Tony Perkins [GLAAD CAP] Peter Sprigg [GLAAD CAP]

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What's acceptable on NOM's March For Marriage page?

When a user mentioned a concrete fact... …his comment was instantly banned. Which is ridiculous. I mean, you don't even have to agree with the SPLC to realize that the organization has, quite verifiably, determined the Family Research Council to...

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02/21/2013

Brian Brown explains deep meaning of world's simplest logo

Brian Brown cannot believe that the newly formed Respect For Marriage coalition is also using two enjoined rings to represent its marriage equality cause. Brian writes: [The Respect For Marriage coalition is] still using another image you'll recognize: NOM's logo!...

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GLAAD: Illinois paper gets it right; connects 'change' advocacy to IL's marriage fight

Illinois paper gets it right; connects 'change' advocacy to IL's marriage fight [GLAAD]

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM recruits Catholic Bishops to promote planned ‘Marriage March’

NOM recruits Catholic Bishops to promote planned ‘Marriage March’ [NOM Exposed]

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ADF's 4th week of prayer: Roberta Kaplan gets the middle, lack-of-blessing square

Those of you who have seen the past three weeks' sheets know the drill: The first square, from the anti-gay side, gets a blessing; the third square, a Supreme Court justice, gets a largely neutral call; the middle square, always...

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NOM joins forces with Family Research Council, undeniable anti-LGBT animus

The National Organization For Marriage has announced a new partner for its upcoming marriage march: That would be this Family Research Council: --Family Research Council president Tony Perkins: “Those that understand the homosexual community — the activists — they are...

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Jon Huntsman: Conservative, Mormon, marriage equality advocate

The former presidential candidate speaks truth to the GOP's current self-disempowerment: The party of Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan has now lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections. The marketplace of ideas will render us...

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Breaking: The Associated Press to acknowledge married gays' realities

After a few weeks of public frustrations, the AP has announced this change: husband, wife Regardless of sexual orientation, husband or wife is acceptable in all references to individuals in any legally recognized marriage. Spouse or partner may be used...

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NOM staffers say this stuff like they really believe it

A properly confused visitor to the National Organization For Marriage's so-called "march for marriage" site asked whether that page was for or against same-sex marriage. Check out how NOM organizer Joe Grabowski responded: (1) I'm for man/woman marriage too. I've...

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READ: Right side of history's legal team files Prop 8 brief

Perry Respondents' Merits Brief by

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'Defend Marriage Lobby Day' was an 'ex-gay' event (#IL4M #ILequality #RealAgenda)

I told you that the Illinois Family Institute's "defend marriage lobby day" was going to reveal its host organization's true agenda of "changing" gay people. Now, a day later, here's the IFI proudly embracing the hostile message that they proudly...

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Who is advising Laura Bush?!?!

A really sad turn of events: [A] spokesperson for Laura Bush confirmed that the former First Lady had requested to have her name and image removed from the [Respect For Marriage coalition ad]. In a statement, Bush spokeswoman Anne MacDonald...

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Something really telling about GOProud, Log Cabin's CPAC shunning

At 4PM on the Conservative Political Action Conference's first day, there will be a panel on inclusive conservatism. Here is the slate: [CPAC schedule] Wouldn't this be the perfectreally trying to build a big tent and break down barriers, wouldn't...

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Yesterday's anti-gay rally in Illinois: Weak crowd lacking in diversity

This is the Illinois Family Institute's very own photo. Click for the full size version: [IFI] Despite the IFI's claims of thousands, most local reports put the number in the hundreds range. Even the IFI's own ardent supporters seem disappointed...

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02/20/2013

Video: Kindles reduce glare, support equality

As an author with a book on the Kindle platform and a gay with one of those husband thingies, I totally love this ad:

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NOM's political director: We will not rest until Americans hate, reject, ban Jeremy Hooper's marriage

Frank Schubert, the man who brought an embarrassing fourfold defeat to his movement in the 2012 marriage campaigns, is raising funds for his employer by claiming that this marriage fight is one that people like me will have to fight...

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Video: Scarborough (Rick, not Joe) on how to address gays (with animus, not respect)

Rick Scarorough does not call us gay. He does, however, speak longingly of the days when we (no matter what you call us) could be sent to prison "based on the Bible, by the way":

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Audio: IFI prez again admits he wants to 'change' gays; says we have 'depressing lifestyle'

As I write this, Illinois Family Institute president David Smith is leading troops at the Illinois state capitol in hopes of stopping the state's marriage bill. But it's not really about marriage. The fact of the matter is that David...

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Video: Secure in own marriage, unthreatened Delawareans secure equality instead

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Video: Focus on the Family wants to flout nondiscrimination laws; but they're the 'victims,' natch

Gay people who want equal access to public accommodations are "silencing Christians." That's what you would say if you were beholden to Focus on the Family's radical agenda. Watch as much or as little of this as you want. You've...

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02/19/2013

Audio: Tony Perkins, unable to refute gay Eagle Scout, spins like a top; claims Girl Scouts promote homosexuality

Tony Perkins admits that he doesn't want "other scouts who might be homosexual that would be in my environment with my son," proving that his fears are not all about the adult/child fear lines that he and his fellows are...

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Video: FL pastor vs. Sam Champion, 'Modern Family', spectrum of human normalcy

And now listen in as Florida pastor Gordon Godfrey Jr. talks to his congregants as if they are visitors to a new planet called 2013, with gay people the alien inhabitants whose existences are sustained by pumping propaganda rather than...

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My legally married gay husband continues to photobomb NOM; I'm so proud

NOM is in love with the back of my husband's head! This makes twice this month that Andrew's adorable little noggin has appeared in a NOM propaganda photo: [NOM] That's right, baby—get on up in there and turn your back...

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Laurie Higgins finds our marriages inconceivable, our acceptance 'pernicious'

More insight into the Illinois Family Institute's aggressive myth-making, here one day before the organization's big lobby day in Springfield: "If we say and do nothing as homosexuals and their ideological allies vigorously push to legalize what should be inconceivable,...

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If NOM believes its own Facebook post, then NOM is exceedingly cruel

It always blows my mind when anti-equality organizations post claims like this: [NOM Facebook] The claim is debatable, in and of itself. But if NOM really does believe this claim to be true, doesn't it make NOM's day in, day...

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Bryan Fischer says gay couples committing 'infamous crime against nature'

Please remember, this is a talk show host to whom top Republican lawmakers still cater: Please also remember: He talks this way because he wants people to believe it. The American Family Association employs him to do it. *Dan Savage...

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36th book review might just be my favorite

This book review, from a parent of a teenage son, kind of sums up what I sought out to accomplish. Thought I'd share: Just like having a chat with a friend! I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I...

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NOM lifts pro-gay blogger's personal travel photo

David Simmer II has written eloquently about his support for full LGBT equality: The simple answer [why I support LGBT equality] is because I am a human, and believe that nobody should be treated differently because of how they're born....

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Do not be deceived—tomorrow's anti-#ILequality lobby day is all about 'rescuing homosexuals'

Linda Jernigan wants to "convert" gays just like one might convert gamblers, drug addicts, or liars: Linda Jernigan has written a book that seeks to "rescue" gay people: And tomorrow, Linda, who has been working hand in hand with the...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM asks: Is it fair for others to do exactly what we do?

NOM asks: Is it fair for others to do exactly what we do? [NOM Exposed]

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2/20/13: Aggressive 'family' group to lobby in Springfield, unwittingly help our side

The Illinois Family Institute, the organization known for pushing so-called "ex-gay" therapy, suggesting gay parents would be better off cast into the sea, and wishing that gay teachers would be removed from public schools, will tomorrow hold a lobby day...

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Illinois Family Institute president suggests gay parents should be cast into sea

Using the flawed and conservative-instigated Regnerus study as his guide, David Smith, the "ex-gay"-pushing president of the Illinois Family Institute who admits he doesn't want gay couples to be treated equally, is now suggesting that it is better for gay...

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Video: Stand clear of the closing doors, minds

The phenomenon of obnoxious subway preachers pushing their dogma onto your commute is just one of the many uniquely NYC experiences you might encounter on your next visit. We locals think of it as one of the many prices we...

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02/18/2013

And some of us just call you wrong, Ms. Hoffman (#NotTheVictim)

Former Family Research Council intern Anna Maria Hoffman is the "victim" in this whole fight to deny civil marriage rights to taxpayers like my husband and me. Don't believe me? Well here, let her tell you herself: Yikes. (1) If...

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9 reminders on this Presidents' Day

*Keep the marriage momentum alive, to the Supreme Court and beyond: Facebook.com/March4Marriage

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