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04/30/2015

Tony Perkins is denying he calls for pro-equality judges to be impeached; he's lying and here's empirical proof

If you saw this past weekend's edition of CBS's Face The Nation, you might have seen host Bob Schieffer ask Family Research Council head Tony Perkins, "Did you really say that justices who come down on the side of gays...

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Reality stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar vow to defy pro-equality SCTOUS ruling

I've already told you about the so-called "marriage pledge," wherein some of the most extreme activists in the nation have vowed to openly defy any Supreme Court ruling that brings marriage equality to all fifty states. Well look who also...

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Video: At US Capitol event hosted by GOP lawmakers, God's wrath over gay marriage explored as if it's likely

This happened inside the United States Capitol, at an event hosted by Republican US Senator James Lankford and Republican US Representative Randy Forbes: "...If the nation's high court should pass judgement on the Almighty, should you then be surprised that...

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04/29/2015

NOM: We're broke and need money before you see no reason to ever give to us again

The National Organization For Marriage, an organization that knows empty gasps of wind if ever there was one, is telling supporters that "a fresh breeze" is blowing favor to their cause. However, to sustain this gust of fiction wind, NOM...

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The particularly strange regression in yesterday's #SCOTUS hearing

Having worked in and around, and commented on, the anti-LGBT versus LGBT "culture war" for over a decade, I've gone through many days when a tussle over my civil rights felt deeply offensive. Whether it's a legislative debate, public referendum,...

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04/28/2015

About Chief Justice Roberts' 'closing of debate can close minds' line

I've seen several different pro-discrimination activists cite the following comment from Chief Justice John Roberts as being something they can hold out as a sign of hope. Speaking to the pro-equality side (and attorney Mary Bonauto specifically), CJ Roberts said:...

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Video: Outside #SCOTUS, Tony Perkins says gay couples 'violate laws of nature and nature's God'

Most of his speech is about those handful of fake "victims" who chose to discriminate in their business practices and who have faced consequence for doing so. But the rest is all about how people like me and families like...

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Rick Santorum wins the Award for most childish #StandForMarriage rhetoric

This is more the rhetoric of a petulant toddler than someone who wants to the President of these United States [Rick Santorum] Non sequitur much? His attempt to link the civil rights of loving families with wholly unrelated domestic and...

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Audio: #SCOTUS marriage hearing (part 2; Question 2) #LoveMustWin

UPDATE: Transcript: SCOTUS MARRIAGE TRANSCRIPT (Q2)

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Audio: #SCOTUS marriage hearing (part 1; Question 1) #LoveMustWin

(captured by Freedom To Marry) *UPDATE: Transcript: SCOTUS MARRIAGE TRANSCRIPT (Q1)

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Own worst enemies: Anti-gay protestor proves animus right inside #SCOTUS

What not to do when your movement is in the midst of its biggest Supreme Court hearing ever and disproving animus is the burden for your side? Well, this: ANTI-GAY PROTESTER DISRUPTS SCOTUS MARRIAGE HEARING: 'HOMOSEXUALITY IS AN ABOMINATION!' [Towle]...

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FRC's closing argument to #SCOTUS: Marriage equality teaches children that evil is good

The final of the Family Research Council's twenty-one days of proving animus prayer: Lord, how far we have departed from the Founders, but more-so, we have departed from You! Sovereign God of History, please intervene to save us. Save our...

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04/27/2015

Video: 'PBS NewsHour' shows stark, cruel stakes of marriage fight; entitlement of opponents

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FRC launches new site: 'Freedom' to discriminate against LGBT people, so long as you say 'my religion'

And now here's the latest project from anti-LGBT animus group Family Research Council. It's a roundup of many names you know for the sole reason that they wanted to forcefully oppose LGBT people without repercussion, speak out against what they...

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Own worst enemies: Anti-gay activists make opening statements on SCOTUS steps

Right Wing Watch brings us these last gasps from a movement that is speeding toward irrelevancy:

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Video: Media outlet that primarily backs anti-equality Republicans faults pro-equality Democrat for listening, learning, growing

Considering Washington Examiner's conservative bent, it's clear they mean this to be a hit piece. What it really is instead? An example of an American who listened and learned and moved toward the right stance: It's hilarious to me when...

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Video: Scenes from the self-defeating extremist parade that was NOM's #March4Marriage

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Video: Equality versus NOM #march4marriage supporter who thinks we're 'so unnatural'

It's good that this Daily Mail video features a National Organization For Marriage "march for marriage" participant who admits she thinks gay people are "so unnatural" (like totally, ohmigah!). Because that is what drives the anti-gay movement: Eh, at least...

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Own worst enemies: Anti-equality movement shows true animus on steps of Supreme Court

Just a day before the "protect marriage" movement has its most important hearing in its movement's history, a band of some of the most animus-driven activists in this or any other world gathered for a press conference that framed homosexuality...

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04/26/2015

Video: America is ready for the freedom to marry

Indeed:

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04/24/2015

READ: Very anti-gay crew vows to never recognize civil marriage equality (even though they so will or face penalties)

When you've tried for years—even decades, in some cases—to stop gay rights and marriage in particular, and you've failed and failed H-A-R-D, you've got to try something to save face. For a fairly sizable group of extremely anti-gay people who...

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NOM #March4Marriage coalition partner, religious liaison: 'Homosexuality is behavior and choice...immoral'

Willie Owens, the National Organization For Marriage's named religious liaison and coalition partner, is speaker at Saturday's March For Marriage, where the NOM crowd will pretend they have something pertinent to add regarding the civil marriage cases about to go...

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Mike Huckabee blatantly lies about something no civil marriage activist is seeking

One thing that has annoyed me most about this particular "culture war" debate is how the opposition is so hellbent on painting us as evil tyrants that they won't accept any good faith efforts that we extend. For instance, we...

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Video: Man who once called for ban on gay teachers promotes #March4Marriage; because of course he does

Former U.S. Senator and current Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint has openly stated his belief that gay people (and unwed mothers) should be banned from being public school teachers. He also insists that homosexuality is "a behavior that’s proven to...

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FRC Senior Fellow: We are prepared to 'give our lives' to fight same-sex marriage (i.e. 'our eternal destruction')

E.W. Jackson is now a senior fellow at the Family Research Council. E.W. Jackson is now vowing to fight us to the death on marriage equality, if necessary: Um, who is going to be threatening your life, exactly, Mr. Jackson?...

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Questions 'Face The Nation' should ask Tony Perkins (but likely won't, sadly)

Family Research Council president Tony Perkins has revealed that he will be on CBS News' venerable Face The Nation this coming Sunday ostensibly to discuss the upcoming Supreme Court cases on marriage: [FRC] That being so, I've assembled a list...

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04/23/2015

Gorgeous clip from PFLAG Canada recognizes the many marriage memories that never were

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On marriage, FRC prays SCOTUS will 'rule in the fear of the Lord'

Here is the eighth of the Family Research Council's prayers targeting each Supreme Court justice, this one targeting notoriously silent archconservative Clarence Thomas: Pray that Justice Thomas will become bolder in expressing his thoughtful, spiritually enlightened legal opinions. (Pr 10:19;...

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AFA's new desperation: Marriage equality will turn bible into 'Mein Kampf'

As I mentioned at the first of the year, I pretty much ignore fringe voices like Bryan Fischer nowadays. This craziness, printed on the main website of a special interest group that continues to earn support from top GOP politicians,...

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Stop me if you've heard this one: Gay men throw reception for Ted Cruz; Cruz doesn't act as super anti-gay as usual

Weirdest story of the week: Senator Ted Cruz, the Republican presidential candidate, has positioned himself as a strong opponent to same-sex marriage, urging pastors nationwide to preach in support of marriage as an institution between a man and a woman,...

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When will NOM stop denigrating single parents and their children?

Of course it's gay couples and our families that they have in mind. But there is simply no way to interpret NOM's definition of family (second pro-discrimination sign from the left) other than to note its equal hostility toward single...

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Poll: Marriage equality even more inevitable-ier than ever before

Ten years ago, opposition to marriage equality was hovering around 60%. Today: A record-high 6 in 10 Americans support same-sex marriage and a similar share say individual states should not be allowed to define marriage as only between a man...

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04/22/2015

Audio: FRC prez denies court's role in civil marriage because God already decided

Tony Perkins, someone who is quite well connected to the modern Republican party and its channels, started the little rant by saying he just got done meeting members of Congress to discuss marriage. Then he ended with a smug, self-satisfied...

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FRC prez promotes sermons that claim God didn't make anyone gay, link homosexuality to pedophilia, reference biblical death penalty

Well connected GOP politico and regular Fox News guest Tony Perkins wants his supporters to pray against civil marriage equality: [SOURCE] Here are just a few choice passages from Tony's link: [SOURCE] [SOURCE] But no, no animus in their game....

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FRC's latest #standformarriage prayer calls on gay people to 'repent' from homosexuality

Here's the seventh in the Family Research Council's prayers targeting each Supreme Court justice who will soon hear the marriage cases. FRC uses Alito's version to call on gay people to repent from homosexuality: Pray that Justice Alito will hold...

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04/21/2015

NOM #March4Marriage speaker and religious liaison calls gay marriage 'unnatural'

National Organization For Marriage religious liaison Willie Owens loves to call same-sex marriage unnatural. Here he is doing it again, alongside extreme anti-gay activist Roy Moore, and just days before he speaks at the so-called "march for marriage": "Go try...

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Audio: NOM #March4Marriage speaker opposes 'destructive behavior' of homosexuality, links it to addiction

With their so-called "march for marriage" happening only days before the US Supreme Court hears the most critical marriage cases in which the anti-LGBT movement will be tasked with denying that personal animus toward homosexuality is what guides their resistance...

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Video: Very angry child of male/female divorce attacks 'unnatural' 'homosexual lifestyle,' tells everyone else to 'shut up'

The anti-gay Federalist website has found another child of a broken heterosexual home who now projects her pain and anger onto gay marriage, families, parents, and children. But wow, this one sure isn't going to help the pro-discrimination movement one...

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FRC praises Justice Scalia for jurisprudence that is 'shaped by his faith'

Here's the next in the Family Research Council's daily prayers targeting each individual Supreme Court justice. Today the pro-discrimination political group is going for the low-hanging fruit that is Justice Scalia, thanking the notorious conservative (and father of a staunch...

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04/20/2015

FRC prays for all SCOTUS justices to come to Jesus; yes, even the three Jewish ones

Earlier I showed you the Family Research Council's prayers directed at four US Supreme Court justices. Now here is Judge Sonia Sotomayor's own targeted edition, which comes with a bonus call for all of the justices to "come to a...

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Video: NOM #March4Marriage speaker defends conversion therapy; claims most gay people were abused

Bishop Brandon B. Poster will speak at the National Organization For Marriage's so-called March For Marriage: This would be the same Bishop Porter who is behind that infamous "I'm not gay no more" viral video and who proudly supports "delivering"...

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An 'Apprentice' winner, some Congress members, and a whole slew of anti-LGBT activists. Oh my.

Some of the people who have stood against our rights the most will soon join forces in La Mesa, California. In hopes of winning the future, apparently: [Future Conference] No word if Chicken Little will be on hand to warn...

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Anti-gay NY state senator claims NOM has given him 117 buses for #March4Marriage

New York state Senator Ruben Diaz, an anti-gay Democrat, was laughably unsuccessful at stopping marriage equality when it came before a vote in his own chamber. Even so, the National Organization For Marriage keeps inviting the cowboy hat aficionado to...

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FRC now actively praying that God will sway Supreme Court justices' hearts and minds

The United States Supreme Court is a court of civil law, and the judges who are deciding on civil marriage are bound to the constitution. But pish-posh says the conservative special interest group that wishes all marriages be bound to...

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04/19/2015

NOM books #March4Marriage speaker who repeatedly calls gay people 'unnatural'

Dran Reese, director of something called the Salt and Light Council, has been working for years to mobilize conservative Christians in California and nationwide into engaging the "culture war" issues of the day. Of course this includes LGBT rights. This...

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04/17/2015

Court upholds Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance

Finding that the anti-LGBT petitioners fell short of the signatures needed to put it on the ballot, Houston's much politicized equal rights ordinance is now law. Mayor Parker is overjoyed: The law will protect LGBT Houston from discrimination in city...

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Maggie Gallagher won't toast you while you trap your spouse in sin

Here's what Maggie Gallagher, doyenne of the marriage discrimination movement in America, says she would say to a loved one who invited her to a gay wedding: Here’s what I think. We are born male and female, and marriage is...

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NOM pre-spins its likely low #March4Marriage attendance

National Org. For Marriage president Brian Brown just posted a truly desperate plea for supporters to give even more money in order to send people to their completely under-the-radar March For Marriage. Brian writes: [NOM] "I'm going to have to...

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'Children of gays' lawyer to SCOTUS: Ban same-sex marriage so bisexuals will marry heterosexually

David Boyle is the Long Beach, CA, attorney who serves as counsel for Robert Oscar Lopez, Brittany Newmark-Klein, and those same four of five so-called "children of gays" (who are more accurately children of divorce and other fractured relationships) who...

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04/16/2015

Audio: Ryan T. Anderson says sexual orientation speaks to content of character; links it to sadomasochism, polyamory

Sexual orientation is not "shorthand for certain kinds of actions." Obviously. Sexual orientation is a scientifically recognized sexual identity relating to human beings and the gender to which we are attracted. If you are going to talk about homosexuality, the...

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