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03/02/2013

NOM's dwindling new media options

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NOM adds new 'March For Marriage' speakers, further connects itself to obvious animus

Jim Garlow has claimed that Satan is behind marriage equality, has compared children who lost their parents on 9/11 to children with gay parents, and has compared the extension of marriage rights to the bane of slavery. More here. Harry...

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03/01/2013

SBC's Frank page: Satan has a plan to destroy the Boy Scouts

Southern Baptist Convention president Frank Page knows why the Boy Scouts are currently debating inclusive scouting. As he just told Tony Perkins, it's because Satan wants to destroy the Scouts: [SOURCE: Washington Watch w/ Tony Perkins; 3/1/13] Oh please. Ridiculous!...

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Al Qaeda magazine assails pro-equality Obama; 'As if we needed that!' exclaim conservative PR pros everywhere

Mother Jones has the scoop and the image: In the latest issue of Inspire, the Al Qaeda-produced English-language magazine that teaches readers how to cause traffic accidents, torch parked cars, and "make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom,"...

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Video: Ten-year-old Gerry Orz stands up for his moms, makes my Friday

And now a message from Ted Olson and David Boies' "biggest supporter": You, my little pal, are filled with the awesome. Keep on.

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Video: Robert Jeffress shows Tim Tebow the crapstorm he dodged

Gays and child sexual abusers are one and the same; the American Psychological Association is a propagandistic organization; and homosexuality is like an addiction that should be overcome, even if proven to be in-born. Pastor Robert Jeffress has been in...

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USCCB dedicates 'First Friday' devotion to marriage cases, NOM's march

We've already learned that the US Conference of Catholic Bishops has sent promotional items to every single Bishop in America instructing them to marshal crowds to the National Organization For Marriage's planned march outside the Supreme Court building. But now...

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Video: President Obama elaborates: 'We *cannot* discriminate against same-sex couples', must apply heightened scrutiny

Saying his own personal evolution parallels the nation's and extending his view to "all equal protection cases," our ally President elaborated today on his administration's stance on DOMA and Prop 8. Think Progress brings us the video (via MSNBC): [ThinkProgress]...

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Bryan Fischer: President Obama should be impeached over DOMA

The President will not defend DOMA because it is, in his view and mine, exceedingly unconstitutional. But according to the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer, the President's actions should lead to his swift removal from the office to which he...

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House and Senate Dems want DOMA to go way of DODO

United for marriage: WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and 210 other Democratic members of Congress urged the Supreme Court Friday to strike down the federal definition of marriage contained in the Defense of...

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Audio: Prop 8's most prominent pastor tells Christians to become like Nazi-fighting Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer fought Nazis. It's what he did. The pastor rose up against Hitler's genocide, and was himself ultimately imprisoned at a Nazi concentration camp and the executed precisely because of his attempts to crush the Holocaust. So what is...

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02/28/2013

Obama Admin brief 'seeks to vindicate the defining constitutional ideal of equal treatment under the law'

Powerful statement: STATEMENT BY ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER ON THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S FILING IN HOLLINGSWORTH v. PERRY WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder issued the following statement today on the U.S. government’s filing in Hollingsworth v. Perry: “In our filing...

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How to [Revive] A [Documentary] as an ABC mini series

Hollywood Reporter brings the amazing news that ABC has optioned the sensational documentary How To Survive A Plague for a potential mini series: Ideally, the scripted adaptation, which is in its early days of development, will go broader and deeper....

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Just in from our Brian Brown Fantasyland reporter: Reps. Ros-Lehtinen and Hanna are apparently not in politics

As you surely know by now, nearly one hundred right-leaning politicos who currently serve in Congress or state legislatures, head up organizations, strategize for campaigns (including the ones held just four months ago), work on the Hill, have and will...

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NBC News: DOJ to file anti-Prop 8 brief; 'allow same-sex marriage to resume in California'

Pete Williams gets another big scoop: Administration officials say the Justice Department will urge the U.S. Supreme Court to allow same-sex marriage to resume in California, wading into the protracted legal battle over Proposition 8 and giving gay-rights advocates a...

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USCCB sends letter to EVERY U.S. BISHOP (!) telling them to support NOM's D.C. march; take that, hungry and homeless

And now here's a truly outrageous waste of resources for a church whose members actually support marriage equality in strong numbers. According to NOM, this went to every single Bishop in America: [USCCB]

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A large (and growing) coalition United For Marriage

With the historic Supreme Court cases in just 26 days—26 days!—I'm honored to be a part of the coalition behind the upcoming marches and rallies that will take place both in D.C. and nationwide: United For Marriage: Light The Way...

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FRC prayer: Marriage equality = 'onslaught of evil'

And now this prayer from one of the sponsors of the upcoming march for inequality that will be held outside the Supreme Court on the day that the Prop 8 and DOMA cases begin: [Family Research Council] Oh please, please,...

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ADF's 5th week of prayer: Jeffrey Zarrillo gets the middle, lack-of-blessing square

Those of you who have seen the past four weeks' sheets know how it goes: The first box, which always features someone from the anti-gay side, gets a blessing; the third square, which is always a Supreme Court justice, gets...

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Brian Brown: We're not done wasting Minnesota voters' time

Speaking to Minnesota Public Radio, the National Organization For Marriage's president has vowed to push again for an amendment banning marriage equality: [Brian] Brown said his group supports another push for a constitutional amendment defining marriage in Minnesota. "Clearly, Minnesota...

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Video: Heterosexual MN lawmaker Glenn Gruenhagen knows more about being gay than you do

Is there anything more charming than a conservative heterosexual "explaining" homosexuality? Take it away, MN State Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen (R-Glencoe): I love how these folks act like the science behind this is just some simple experiment that any kid with...

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02/27/2013

Video: Prescient ally Gavin Newsom on a society that's catching up

He knew it was right and was willing to stick his neck out at a time when even progressive Democrats were not. I'm talking about the Lt. Governor of California, the model of a strong ally: [Current]

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NOM announces three new march sponsors: Gary Bauer, Focus on the Family, Focus on the Family Part 2

CitizenLink is actually just the recently rebranded name for Focus on the Family Action, so really it's more like two new sponsors: So with Bauer, they now have another voice who believes that if America gets marriage equality "we really...

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Same coalition that failed in MN in '12 to march in St. Paul, hope for different result

Minnesota For Marriage, a largely NOM-led coalition that failed to put a marriage discrimination amendment into the state's constitution, will show up in St. Paul next week in hopes of convincing the legislature that the state—the same state that rejected...

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UPDATE: Marilyn Musgrave denies NYT report; says she hasn't changed marriage position

Turns out I was right to be shocked: “I’m very befuddled by this story,” Musgrave told FOX31 Denver. “There’s absolutely no truth to that [New York Times report]. I’m reading it thinking, ‘what in the world?’ “I wasn’t even aware...

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Audio: To frame gays as 'lonely,' NOM's Roback Morse casts aspersions on Tyler Clementi; claims 'more to the story'

Carlos Maza brings us this truly shocking turn from the ever-shocking National Organization For Marriage surrogate: "Sometimes you hear about these things and you don’t hear the whole story in the media.That kid Tyler Clementi who killed himself, who threw...

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Marilyn Musgrave now opposes Prop 8? Wait, what? WHAT?!?!? (**UPDATED! Musgrave denies it all)

Marilyn Musgrave was like the Maggie Gallagher of Congress. She was the co-sponsor of the so-called Federal Marriage Amendment and claimed marriage equality to be "antithetical to our national character." The former congresswoman (who was once ranked as the House's...

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NOM's Roback Morse: 'Ex-gay" testimony 'knocked my socks off'

At last night's Illinois House Executive Committee hearing, the National Organization For Marriage's Jennifer Roback Morse had a front row seat to hear Linda Jernigan, the professional "ex-gay" with a penchant for saying truly nasty things about LGBT people and...

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Republican operative Brian Brown forgets politics' 'do not harm' axiom

Make no mistake: Brian Brown is a Republican politico. He's a partisan. Not only is his National Organization For Marriage a GOP-centered group, but Brian also runs a side project called ActRight, which has a mission of electing conservatives to...

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02/26/2013

BREAKING: Illinois House Exec. Committee advances #il4m bill!

By a vote of 6–5 (and after anti-equality testimony from two "ex-gays" and one Jennifer Roback Morse), the Illinois House Executive Committee voted in favor of the marriage equality bill. Now on to the full House!!

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NY state senator Rubén Díaz bussing crowds to NOM's #marchformarriage

When Rev. Senator Rubén Díaz tried (and failed) to stop marriage equality in New York, he headed up a coalition that bussed people in from all over the area in order to create the illusion of a local crowd supportive...

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Right, discrimination can lead the discriminatory to patronize a business. Your point?

I'm always astounded to see anti-equality groups tout headlines like this one: Um, okay. So? Am I ever surprised when an anti-LGBT controversy leads to a quick influx of business? NO! Why the hell would I be? It's no secret...

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Video: SE Cupp won't speak at CPAC until 'this [GOProud and Log Cabin] issue is reconciled and figured out'

I've always had trouble shaking Cupp's 2009 piece saying gay men shouldn't get mad if non-supportive straight women have bachelorette parties in gay bars and her outreach to anti-LGBT groups while promoting her most recent book. But I do applaud...

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Person who's about to testify against IL equality: Gay men want marriage to 'feel better' about 'deeply wrong' sexuality

Following up on the piece I wrote for GLAAD, here now is NOM's own Jennifer Roback Morse giving us more insight into what motivates both her employer and the opposition movement in general. Carlos Maza brings us the shocking clip:...

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GLAAD: What Illinois lawmakers will (and won't) hear this afternoon

What Illinois lawmakers will (and won't) hear this afternoon [GLAAD]

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Video: Margaret Hoover makes conservative case for equality (#RightTurns #WellRounded)

Not so long ago, NOM branded a new phrase: "Margaret Hoover Republicans." This is what they're scared of:

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM’s Comm. Director gives 100% accurate quote; I’m being serious

NOM’s Comm. Director gives 100% accurate quote; I’m being serious [NOM Exposed]

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Video: Jesse Tyler Ferguson on families, knot-tying, fiancés

Speaking truth to a former congressman who voted against his equality: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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Big shocker—gays 'offend God' group supporting NOM's marriage march

On its website, the TFP Student Action group admits that it sees us as "changeable" and that it believes our very nature offends God 10 Reasons Why Homosexual “Marriage” is Harmful and Must be Opposed [TFP] So what is the...

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If you're going to DC to counter NOM's marriage march…

…you should be on guard for people who will try to provoke you into doing something dumb. Here is NOM's Communications Director, Thomas Peters, saying that he plans to take a page out of the Tea Party handbook and get...

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Illinois Family Institute prez determined to connect 'ex-gays' to state marriage debate

For weeks now, I've been showing you how fully the Illinois Family Institute and its head, David Smith, has connected the idea of reparative therapy (i.e. "praying away the gay") to his organization's supposed cause of "marriage protection." Here's the...

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In equality vs. discrimination debate, writing is on the wall; 70+ leading conservatives put it in a brief, too

Former gubernatorial candidate (and Prop 8 supporter) Meg Whitman, Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Richard Hanna (R-NY), Bush national security adviser Stephen J. Hadley, and President Ronald Reagan’s first budget director David A. Stockman. Those are just some of the...

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02/25/2013

NOM EXPOSED: NOM threatens to ruin careers of more people who simply disagree with them

NOM threatens to ruin careers of more people who simply disagree with them [NOM Exposed]

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NOM co-opts beer-loving Obama endorser for its discriminatory march

Actor Jonathan Goldsmith endorsed President Obama and said of his decision, "I don't want to go back…I want to go forward." NOM endorsed Mitt Romney and would like nothing better for this country to go back, particularly when it comes...

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Video: Bryan Fischer pretends 'Lawrence vs. Texas' never happened

Americans actually do have every right to engage in what Bryan Fischer refers to as "sodomy." The Supreme Court made this perfectly clear. But in Bryan Fischer's world, the Lawrence vs. texas decision is non-binding because it didn't come from...

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From 'Milk' to 'Mixner'

I'm happy to know and call David Mixner a friend. I'm even happier that more people will soon know David's story, which spans both the decades and the peace-centered issues. Paper magazine talks to Nigel Barker about his planned biopic...

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Coalition of African-American pastors giving NOM prez an honorary degree; no B.S.

As you surely remember, the National Organization For Marriage has a strategy statement that admits its intent to "drive a wedge" and "fan the hostility" between black and gay voters: In Secret Documents, Anti-Gay Marriage Group Looked To Divide Gays,...

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Other options dwindling, NOM morphs into discriminatory travel agency

NOM's latest attempt to drum up support for its pro-discrimination march outside the Supreme Court building: Incidentally, if you want to throw your tax-paying gay neighbors and their families under the bus (metaphorically, of course), contact this very same email...

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IFI video: We don't want 'sin' to be 'normalized or seem right'

Long ago, I declared the Illinois Family Institute to be the most incendiary of any of the statewide opposition groups, mostly because of the organization's full-on embrace of personal hostility for homosexuality (as opposed to just marriage equality). Here now...

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IFI pushes tweets calling Obama 'evil', attacking 'sodomy-based marriage'

The following comes from the official Twitter account of the Illinois Family Institute, the organization trying to stop civil marriage equality in the Land of Lincoln. Note the two retweets of Bryan Fischer's reliably hostile views: @profamilyIL That our constitutional...

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