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08/08/2014

Erick Erickson claims pro-LGBT societies are suicidal; proves America's conservative movement is

In a column where he accuses LGBT activists of using the tactics of infamous segregationist Bull Connor and argues that gay rights and Christianity can never be compatible, exceedingly anti-gay Fox News commentator Erick Erickson claims that a society that...

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Video: The curious case of Megyn Kelly's infatuation with Tony Perkins

I have a theory that Megyn Kelly caught in-house blowback from saying, on air on the day that the Supreme Court began hearing the historic marriage cases of 2013, that Family Research Council president Tony Perkins has no credible arguments...

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GLAAD: @DavidDBenham, @JasonBBenham get ready for #FLS2014: 'Gay agenda' is 'evil, wrong, needs to be dealt with'

The Benham Brothers get ready for the Family Leadership Summit: 'Gay agenda' is 'evil, wrong, needs to be dealt with' [GLAAD]

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Matt Barber's website smugly reassures anti-gay parents

In the down-is-up website that rabidly anti-gay activist Matt Barber operates, it's not vulnerable kids who need reassurance and a warm shoulder. No, no—it's the parents who feel that their gay children are broken and are blaming themselves: "Neither you...

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Tiny tent: Tony Perkins versus gay Republicans who see themselves as equal

If any special interest group is harming the Republican party as it tries to find a path to the future, it's the Family Research Council. Tony Perkins and his staff are determined to alienate anyone who doesn't subscribe to their...

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08/07/2014

As predicted, NOM announces Target boycott

Who didn't see this coming? [NOM] Congrats, Target—your business is about to boom! Being opposed by NOM is a kiss of life.

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Former governor and AG Charlie Crist: Florida's Gov and AG don't have to defend marriage discrimination

Charlie Crist us running to become Florida's next governor, this time as a pro-equality Democrat. But he's already serve in that role, as well as that of the state's attorney general, then as an anti-equality Republican. Now it's all come...

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FRC prays #SixthCircuit will overturn 'immoral rulings' on marrige

From the exceedingly anti-LGBT organization's latest round of prayer targets: [Family Research Council] Asking a court of civil law to rely on "divine law" and to cast morality-based judgements? This is literally a prayer for members of the bar to...

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NOM: Married gays are ripping apart straight family portraits

This poor little girl was wearing such a lovely dress. That is until those uppity gays and their belief that they are equal under the law came and ripped it apart: [NOM] So wait, I'm confused. Is it strong and...

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New app scores companies on how anti-equality, conservative they are

At this weekend's Family Leadership Summit, a gathering on anti-LGBT Republicans who will be speaking on behalf of the rabidly anti-LGBT Family Leader organization, staff from a new app called 2nd Vote will be on hand: So what's this app...

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Sen. Rand Paul met with NOM affiliate group

The Coalition of African-American Pastors is a National Organization For Marriage affiliate and its head, Rev. Bill Owens, is NOM's name religious liaison. Qualifications good enough to secure a private meeting with a top GOP senator and star, apparently: Recently,...

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Video: Liberty University personality will accept celibacy but wishes you would 'change'

Celibacy? "Change"? Just as long as you stifle your life in some way that conforms to the exclusionary beliefs of far-right evangelicals, they'll be happy: A mess of words. That's what happens when you preconceive your "science" and then try...

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08/06/2014

Video: This is not a parody NARTH video (*but it is a joke)

The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), like all of the "ex-gay" movement is in shambles. So their answer, like so many beleaguered groups before them, is to rebrand. Truth Win Out, which has been tracking this...

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Watch: Ever-entitled FRC staffer talks over MSNBC anchor

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Audio: Oral arguments in #Ohio #marriage case at #6thCircuit

Here's the fourth of four audio clips, this one from the Ohio leg (James Obergefell, et al. / Brittani Henry, et al. v Lance Himes, et al.) of today's 6th Circuit marriage marathon. Here's that one, in full:

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Audio: Oral arguments in #Tennessee #marriage case at #6thCircuit

Here's the third of four audio clips is up, this one from the Tennessee portion (Valeria Tanco, et al. v. William Haslam, et al.) of today's 6th Circuit marriage marathon. Here it is, in full:

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Audio: Oral arguments in #Kentucky #marriage case at #6thCircuit

The second of four audio clips is now available, this one from the Kentucky leg (Gregory Bourke, et al. / Timothy Love, et al. v. Steve Beshear, et al.) of today's 6th Circuit marriage marathon. Here's that one, in full:

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Count the delusions in Brian Brown's latest press quote

[1] NOM has only been around for around seven years. [2] In that time, the "protect marriage" movement has experienced a truly remarkable demise that took marriage equality from one to nineteen states (plus D.C.) that have marriage equality (and...

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Audio: Oral arguments in #Michigan #marriage case at #6thCircuit

The first of four audio clips is up, this one from the Michigan leg (April DeBoer, et al. v. Richard Snyder, et al. ) of today's 6th Circuit marriage marathon. Here it is, in full:

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Four state groups on anti-equality side pray for God to 'deliver' gay people from 'sexual bondage'

Ohio's Citizens for Community Values, The Family Foundation of Kentucky, Family Action Council of Tennessee, and the Michigan Family Forum are the four big state "pro-family" groups who are hoping the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will go against...

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What will NOM call its inevitable (and inevitably failed) Target boycott?

Good news from a retailer with a big of up-and-down history: Target announced its support for same-sex marriage in a court filing on Tuesday, finally putting an end to years of dodging the subject. The mass market retailer signed an...

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His Ohio hunting license isn't valid in NY, so you can't have fifty state marriage recognition

The most obtuse anti-equality argument I've heard in some time: “To force all 50 states to accept the license issued by one state goes against the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the United States Constitution,” he explains. “I have...

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Video: Rep. McMorris Rodgers shows GOP's growing discomfort with resisting marriage equality

To be clear, Rep. McMorris Rodgers (R-WA5) is a conservative with an abysmal LGBT rights record. The fifth term congessmember holds a 0% on the Human Rights Campaign's Congressional Scorecard. She's never had any problem opposing us. Which is why...

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It's a big day in Cincinnati; follow along, join in at #6thCircuit

Today in Cincinnati, OH, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will consider six different lawsuits against the discriminatory marriage amendments of four states: Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. Find some previews courtesy of Chris Johnson and Freedom To Marry....

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08/05/2014

NOM chair: Marriage equality rulings are 'like we're in Stalinist Russia'

There's something fascinating going on with the anti-LGBT activists. On one hand, they are in a perpetual state of "victimhood" in which they claim all of their freedoms are under siege. But at the same time, they are disproving their...

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AFA Sr. Staffer: First Amendment only applies to Christians

We know that many in the ever-entitled anti-LGBT movement think this way; we're just not used to them coming out and saying it: "I have contended for years that the First Amendment, as given by the Founders, provides religious liberty...

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Utah AG very worried pro-discrimination side will be seen as discriminatory

With a federal court overturning Utah’s discriminatory same-sex marriage ban back in December of 2013 and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upholding that decision earlier this summer, Utah’s Republican attorney general, Sean Reyes, has officially filed his appeal asking...

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GLAAD: Head of NC's marriage campaign: Gay people 'defying what they were created to be'

Head of NC's marriage campaign: Gay people 'defying what they were created to be' [GLAAD]

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Reframing discrimination with the Family Research Council

The so-called Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act is that disgusting new bill that seeks a special exception for faith-based adoption providers allowing them to both retain all of the tax-supported perks and benefits that come with such a setup while...

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08/04/2014

Video: The Goodridges—bound by history, even if no longer by marriage

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Read: Catholic Bishops back tax-subsidized adoption discrimination (*and alienating even more young people, apparently)

They've already spent the past couple of years going after civil marriage equality and fair employment protections, so what are the top dogs at the United Conference of Catholic Political Pundits Bishops up to now? Why they are pressing Congress...

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Good news: Those who objected to treating Houstonians with basic respect fail at discriminatory repeal attempt

As you surely know, the city council of Houston, Texas, passed an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance in May. As you probably also know, an anti-LGBT coalition immediately jumped in and launched ridiculous smear campaigns designed to repeal the measure. They have...

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AFA: It's not *just* gay people who are killing America

This is a blip running on the American Family Association's front page: [AFA] Really? It's "quite easy" to make that assertion? Because I would think even the more clear-headed day laborers at AFA's Tupelo headquarters would say it's at least...

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Third Florida judge in as many weeks calls discrimination what it is

Three judges in three weeks. That is the tally in Florida, where a Broward County Circuit Judge just became the latest to rule that the Sunshine State's marriage ban is unconstitutional. And this one throws out-of-state recognition into the mix...

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Homo---ual: 'Ex-gay' movement moving from 'change' to stop

Religion writer Sarah Pulliam Bailey has an interesting new article detailing the fascinating changes happening within the "ex-gay" world. At the heart of the piece is the growing admission that so-called "conversion therapy" is, in fact, the total and utter...

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Scott Lively: LGBT activists' concern for gay Ugandans akin to what Nazis did to Jews

Infamous activist Scott Lively, known for being a major force behind the draconian anti-gay law that a Ugandan court just overturned, is now claiming that modern advocates who have directed focus to the brutal anti-LGBT activities in this and other...

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Virginia's top anti-gay group invites you to marriage of Discrimination and Faith Overreach

At the end of this month, the Family Foundation of Virginia will begin its forty day fast geared toward stopping same-sex marriage in theirs, a state where multiple courts have now ruled in favor of equality. Here is the formal...

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WND columnists: Gay activists, feminists are 'evil,' 'enemies of the truth'

Jesse Lee Peterson, columnist for conservative "news" site WND (formerly WorldNetDaily): Then homosexual activists hijacked the “civil rights” movement along with the feminists. Today, homosexuals and feminists trump blacks. And their agenda has nothing to do with improving the lives...

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Anti-equality activists, news sites now admitting their side's dwindling support—even in red states

I find this bout of honesty startling, considering it's coming from a head of a state anti-LGBT group and is running on a decidedly anti-LGBT "news" site: The media is trumpeting a new study on support of homosexual marriage [in...

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