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01/18/2014

Man who works to change gays involved in Utah's 'Stand For Marriage' rally

As VP of operations for the skewed hall of junk science that is NARTH (National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality), Dave Pruden is quickly becoming the face of that "ex-gay" organization. A Mormon himself, Pruden also heads up...

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NOM prez, anti-gay 'bisexual' throwing anti-equality rally in Utah

Using promotional images from a French rally, for some strange reason, the National Organization For Marriage has just announced that its president, Brian Brown, will join the anti-gay-yet-apparently-bisexual Robert Oscar López, a man who claims there is a direct connection...

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01/17/2014

NOM honors Martin Luther King Day by—claiming discrimination was King's Dream?!

NOM killed the post right after posting it, likely because they are saving it for the long weekend. But when (or if) it does do live, here is what the National Organization For Marriage, a special interest group that infamously...

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Stop. Lying. About. Bipartisan. Support.

Earlier this week, I showed you how Heritage Foundation's Ryan T. Anderson was claiming "bipartisan support" for the so-called State Marriage Defense Act, even though the bill had not one (D) co-sponsor. Today on Twitter, young Ryan tried to call...

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The American Family Association agenda summed up in one sentence

Social conservatives like Todd Starnes and Mike Huckabee spill a lot of ink and verbiage defending the American Family Association. All you really need to know about the organization and its public outreach is summed up in this highlighted line...

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Oh look, a Catholic molestation scandal. That's sickeningly common.

Sad, disgusting, and mind blowing: Document obtained by AP shows pope defrocked nearly 400 priests in 2 years for molesting kids [AP via WaPo] Dear Catholic church: Keep your hands off my rights, your faith out of my civil government,...

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Well *of course* 'Duck Dynasty' premiere ratings are down

Back when the most anti-LGBT of social conservatives were congratulating themselves for supposedly winning the whole Chick-fil-a debacle, I really didn't offer much response. I kind of just smiled quietly as I watched the Mike Huckabees and Sarah Palins of...

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Video: Michael Brown (again) claims #GLAADCAP is 'censoring'; is (again) bearing false witness

GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project, which I was involved in conceiving from its very first second of life (in GLAAD's conference room back in the summer of 2011, for the record), consists of nothing more than certain anti-LGBT people's own words....

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NOM claims to be writing next chapter; their book's title: 'How We Lost a Civil Rights Fight: A Tragi-Comedy'

From the National Org. For Marriage's latest "rah rah" rally email: [NOM] Well, I mean they are right in the sense that all of us who engage on this issue are currently writing new passages into the annals of recorded...

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01/16/2014

Tea Party fav Janine Turner supports marriage equality?

Somehow I missed this: Fortune Features editor: Do you support gay marriage? Janine Turner: I really think I do. I believe in traditional marriage but I just don't think it's my business. I'm not the judge of people's lives, God...

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AFA's senior spokesman calls for 'outright defiance' against judiciary

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer, inching us closer to civil war: We are past the point where we need disappointment from our governors. What we need is outright defiance. If Oklahomans have a constitutional right to decide this for...

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City of Lexington, NC dedicates week to anti-gay Boy Scouts alternative

Trail Life USA is the organization that was formed for one reason and one reason alone: because The Boy Scouts of America now accepts gay youth and the Trail Life organizers, led by longtime anti-LGBT activist John Stemberger, do not...

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Video: Hoosiers who want majority tyranny to roll back minority civil rights

Civil rights are not like a student council election. Grow up, anti-gay movement.

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Family Research Council now agrees: Gay couples form loving relationships

It is downright hysterical to hear the Family Research Council, an organization that has denigrated LGBT people in every way imaginable (e.g. criminal sanctions for homosexuality; Satan controls gay people; claims that we are vile; etc.), claim that no one...

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Video: Los Angeles contractor shares shady stories of gay 'harassment,' which AFA's Fischer presents as objective truth

David Foley, a contractor from Los Angeles (he runs a company called DLF Builders), somehow managed to find himself, on multiple occasions, in the wrong gay place at the wrong gay time. Now he's sharing his tales of supposed tyranny...

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Sally Kern speaks to OK press; continues to help our side's case, not hers

With a court striking a blow to the state-level discrimination that she so cherishes, one of Oklahoma's most notorious foes of the 'mos, Sally Kern, is back to prove the animus that we know powers all marriage bans: "Homosexuality is...

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01/15/2014

Audio: Fringe Massachusetts group warns Utah: 'The house is burning down and we need your fire hose'

MassResistance, the fringe Bay State group that is mostly shunned by the mainstream "pro-family" movement, is now directing its animus-driven energy toward Utah, in hopes of convincing that state that Massachusetts has been all but decimated by ten years of...

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Peter LaBarbera already telling states to ignore inevitable SCOTUS ruling favorable to marriage equality

Reports the American Family Association's One News Now site: But [Peter] LaBarbera believes that even if the Supreme Court should rule homosexual marriage legal, states should refuse to comply. [SOURCE] No word if Pete also wants these states to stamp...

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So what, Tony—you all are going to picket outside our weddings with gruesome signs and scream at people as they enter?

Of course a man who makes his living off "culture wars" wants this to be true: Except not. At all. A majority of Americans don't want to ban love or even to make it "safe, legal, and rare."Supporting LGBT human...

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Increased understanding that marriage equality is right means we should—make it a federal wrong?! Huh?

Here is NOM's reaction to the U.S. District Judge's ruling against Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage, which sounds just like the statements NOM has issued all of the other times a judge has cast the right opinion about inequality: Today,...

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Conserva-favorite pastor: POTUS is basically the AntiChrist's warmup act

Pastor Robert Jeffress, a favorite of GOP notables from Rick Perry to Tony Perkins, says that President Obama, thanks to his support for marriage equality, is paving the way for the AntiChrist's imminent arrival: "For the first time in history...

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01/14/2014

FRC logic: Nondiscrimination incident in state w/out marriage equality proves marriage equality's consequences

This comes from the Family Research Council's press release on today's historic court decision in Oklahoma, quote attributed to president Tony Perkins: [FRC] Of course Colorado doesn't have civil marriage equality (or hasn't "redefined marriage," as Tony would put it)....

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BREAKING: Judge says OK marriage ban is anything but

The right side of history continues to knock: Today U.S. District Judge Terence Kern ruled that Oklahoma’s ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional. His ruling is stayed pending appeal, meaning marriages will not occur immediately in the Sooner State. U.S....

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GLAAD: NOM's Brian Brown extends his anti-LGBT activism across the globe

Brian Brown extends his anti-LGBT activism across the globe [GLAAD]

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Audio: Roback Morse explains NOM divorce

I've long considered the loose-lipped Jennifer Roback Morse to be a liability to the National Organization For Marriage. Yet despite her loose lips, NOM kept Roback Morse as a six-figure-salaried employee for over five years, allowing her to firmly connect...

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Does NOM really believe its 'once and for all' silliness?

When talking about the truly ridiculous idea of a federal marriage amendment, something that couldn't even pass during the height of the Bush era "protect marriage" push, the National Organization For Marriage has begun using this messaging: Sorry, NOM, but...

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GOProud co-founder moves out of GOP's small, restrictive, still decidedly anti-gay tent

Proud of my friend Jimmy LaSalvia, the GOProud co-founder who is publicly rebuking a party that has pretty much cast out people like him: MORE: No Party [JimmyLaSalvia.com] The anti-LGBT wing, which still holds so much control, will surely be...

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01/13/2014

Bipartisan, (R)yan?

HR 3829, the silly named “State Marriage Defense Act of 2014,” has one Republican sponsor and 27 GOP co-sponsors. It is yet another attempt by House Republicans to waste time on go-nowhere bills rather than do the work of the...

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Liberty Counsel piggybacks on #BridgeGate, defends dangerous dead ends

Hoping to latch on to the biggest story in the political media, the rabidly anti-LGBT Liberty Counsel is now trying to capitalize on the potential impropriety swirling around New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, using the potential wrong to decry something...

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#HJR3 defense: ADF's Fiedorek won't answer simple question; NOM pal Bopp can't believe victims of intolerance are so 'intolerant'

Despite traveling around the nation testifying in favor of "traditional marriage," the Alliance Defending Freedom's Kellie Fiedorek didn't feel she had a responsibility to share her own "definition of marriage. But that paled in comparison to James Bopp, the lawyer...

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FRC's latest fundraising pitch: Servicemembers' weddings are 'desecrating' military chapels

This nation's brave service members fight to the potential death so that groups like the Family Research Council can have their say. But when those same service members who happen to be gay find a loving partner with whom they...

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Preview of today's IN marriage hearing: Reasoned arguments based in civil law vs. 'it's an abomination'

WISH-TV, Indianapolis' CBS affiliate, has a preview of today's hearing on a proposed ban to alter the Indiana state constitution so that it is an expressed weapon against same-sex couples' civil rights. For an idea of how the arguments are...

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Extreme anti-gay activist Matt Barber erecting BarbWire; GOP moderates most likely to get cut

Matt Barber has one of the most viciously anti-LGBT quote backs in all of "Pro-Family"ville. Find some of it here. I'm not sure if Matt is still employed by the Liberty Counsel or if he's moving on, but he is...

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NOM polishes a fart, asks for feedback

Q. "What's your favorite part of our new site?" A. The back button.

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