Good As You: Baptist Press Roundup

06/01/2010

SBC president: Sgt. Honesty's benignly candid employment justifies filibuster's existence

Congress has sent our forces off to fight in unjust wars. Historically, there have been numerous votes that undermined civil rights or basic senses of freedom. And frankly, every time someone on the far-right pees on our shoes and tells...

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02/11/2010

The far right's mono-game: Deny gays of monogamy, enshrine them as a monolith

I, Jeremy, am a gay man. A married gay man. A married gay man who places a premium on monogamy in my own life, and whose shared vow is to be with one man for the duration life. A married...

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12/03/2009

STOP. PLAYING. THE. VICTIM!

"To disenfranchise 400,000 Washingtonians on an institution as fundamental and consequential as marriage is a brash show of disregard for the democratic process." -Baptist Press columnist Doug Carlson *** "To want to disenfranchise gay Washingtonians from an institution as fundamental...

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11/20/2009

Their bullcaca will never ENDA

The religious right is simply unbelievable in the way that they take any sort of bone that our side might throw to them, and flip it so that it instead sounds like a bomb. Like take this quip, attributed to...

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10/15/2009

"Pro-fams' and gay divorce: If they don't like it, then they'll put a hostile ring on it

When states allow for legal same-sex marriage, some couples utilize that right. But just like in the heterosexual world, sometimes these unions comes to a point of irreconcilable difference. So when this happens, the married couple needs a divorce. And...

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08/21/2009

Gays as roof-rippers: Why won't evangelicals join us in saying 'WTF?'

You might have heard that a Minneapolis based pastor, John Piper, recently referred to an area tornado as a "gentle but firm warning" to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for their approval of homosexuality. And if so, you probably...

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04/10/2009

What is it with the far-right and rainwater?!

In the same week that we've all been exposed to NOM's ridiculous storm ad, an Iowa pastor, Eric Schumacher, is now turning to nature to make his own frighteningly over-the-top points. This from Baptist Press: The Flood of 2008 is...

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03/30/2009

Equality's future is not Dem vs. GOP -- it's dim vs. Greatly Overdue Peace

In light of Sen. Chuck Schumer's newfound support for marriage equality, Baptist Press is asking the question: [BPNews] We reply:

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02/10/2009

Debating 8: Starr twinkles some light on what arguments we might expect

One Kenneth Winston Starr was in Nashville today, explaining how, exactly, he plans to defend bias and majority tyranny when he defends Prop 8 in the Supreme Court. This from Baptist Press: "What is being argued before the California Supreme...

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02/04/2009

USA (network) fully includes gays. USA (country) hopefully will someday.

This USA network is currently running this inspiring public service campaign: And continuing the call for LGBT equality, the "Characters Unite" campaign includes the following among its 50 recommendations for things people can do to make a diff: So it's...

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01/07/2009

Please, SBC: Stop caring so much! We're good. Really.

If there's one group in America that has rightfully earned the "anti-gay" label, it is the Southern Baptist Convention. Year after the year, they vote against LGBT people having even the slightest of roles within their ranks, oppose every sort...

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10/28/2008

The first step, Mr. Mohler, is to start listening to us. No, we mean actually listening. Like with your ears.

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president Albert Mohler has written a four-part piece covering what he thinks is "at stake in the 'gay marriage' [his fearquotes] debate." But really, all you need to know about the anti-gay side's views on this...

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07/24/2008

Goeke: The church needs to 'P' on gays even more

In a new Baptist Press commentary, Mike Goeke, a self-professed "ex-gay" who formerly served as Executive Vice President of the Exodus International organization, has laid out four "P"s that he thinks churches need to follow when "dealing" with gays: PASTOR...

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06/18/2008

Writing with flawed-point Penna

The following fear-mongering comes courtesy of Baptist Press columnist Penna Dexter: Homosexuals, seeking marriage, say it's their "right." But as homosexuals attain the "right" to marriage, the institution itself loses its distinctive definition as the union between one man and...

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06/12/2008

S.B.C is Still.Being.Cruel

Discouraging news for those of you who were hoping Southern Baptists would take on topics like "Do you think 'Project Runway' will still be as gay when it transfers to Lifetime?" at this year's convention. Instead, the holy rollers have...

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05/01/2008

God the Bounty Hunter

Speaking about our opposition's apparently successful drive to get a gay marriage amendment on the state's November ballot, a San Diego pastor by the name of Chris Clark tells Baptist Press: "Without a doubt this is a God-sized victory," Clark...

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03/20/2008

It's less that we find you 'mean', more that we find you myopic!

In the eyes of social conservatives, even the most unrelated ideas tend to come back to homosexuality. For an example, consider the following chunk of text, wherein the executive director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, David Hankins (pic.), compares his...

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12/17/2007

Kelly's ideas: Still 'bogged' down by anti-gay hyperbole

This is how Baptist Press columnist Kelly Boggs sums us gay activists' attitudes and goals in terms of the Boy Scouts (hostility-implying terms highlighted): Homosexual activists do not want tolerance. They want to force groups, like the Boy Scouts, to...

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12/12/2007

Fully ban gays? Partially ban gays? Eh, just flip a coin!

There are two different gay marriage amendments that are being proposed by anti-gay groups in California: one that would ban nuptials and domestic partnerships, and one that would only ban marriage. Justifying why he is backing the latter rather than...

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11/15/2007

Writing with a Flawedpoint Penna

In a new column for Baptist Press, our ol' pal Penna Dexter makes many of the same anti-hate crimes legislation and anti-ENDA arguments that we've seen buttloads of social conservatives make for the past many months. For example, the flawed...

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05/08/2007

And in Britain they have a Parliament -- what's your point?

In what they are calling a "Q&A about the federal hate crimes bill," Baptist Press has posted a chat that they recently shared with Alliance Defense Fund attorney Chris Stovall. One portion that really annoyed us was this, in which...

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04/27/2007

Girl Scout kooky: Religious writer chides group's 'amoral' tolerance

In a new column in which she basically lashes out a the Girls Scouts for being a female-centirc group that actually CARES ABOUT THE RIGHTS AND EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN, Baptist News columnist Penna Dexter says the following about the organization's...

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03/16/2007

Wherein we Dexterously Pen a reply to Penna Dexter

In her latest column for BP News, Southern Baptist writer Penna Dexter has the following to say about the reasons behind marriage: The rationale for marriage is not so people can share in each other’s insurance and retirement benefits. It’s...

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03/09/2007

bog (noun): Soft, unsupported ground that's unable to hold much weight

It's Friday, which means it's once again time for Kelly Boggs' weekly, usually gay-focused, Baptist News column. The topic this week: Charlene E. Cothran, the publisher and editor-in-chief of the gay focused Venus magazine who recently announced that thanks to...

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03/02/2007

Not to 'Boggs' you down on Friday, but...

Kelly Boggs has written a piece for BP News in which he condemns the hoopla surrounding the so-called "Jesus tomb" and the fiction he sees as surrounding the facts. However, being that he is Kelly Boggs and it is BP...

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01/23/2007

'BP News': Wal-Mart attacking sanctity of their own search engine

From Baptist news source BP News, this little bit of brilliance: WACO, Texas (BP)--If an Internet user types the word “gay” into the search engine for Wal-Mart’s online bookstore, more than 1,000 titles turn up -- including titles from “Gay...

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07/31/2006

If you're going to 'quote us,' quote us correctly

From Southern Baptist news source BP News: From this Southern-born writer whose routinely 'annoyed' by the 'tactics' of this country's 'anti-gays': MARRIAGE DIGEST: Md. high court to hear ‘gay marriage’ case; pediatricians' study claims children benefit from ‘gay marriage’; first...

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06/22/2006

Skewed 'pro-fam' news: Pride rally, Christian gathering -- pick one or the other

In a small piece titled "Christians Outnumber Homosexuals In 2 Rallies," Southern Baptist news source BP News says today: Homosexuals in Sao Paulo, Brazil, went to the streets en masse June 18 in a parade that drew 2.4 million people...

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05/05/2006

Because we gays are always the ones f***ing with things...

From BP News (the news source of the Southern Baptist Convention): From our immediate reaction to the duplicitous hed:

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03/20/2006

BREAKING: Gays would like to be accepted

In a "FIRST-PERSON" for BP News, Kelly Boggs of the Baptist Message newspaper presents an absolutely biting expose into the true nature behind us gays and our intentions. He begins his argument by saying: Homosexual activists, and those who support...

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07/12/2005

Not satisfied with merely redefining 'pro-family,' anti-gay now goes after 'gay-friendly'

Over on the Baptist News website, a young Southern Baptist woman named Christi Avant has written a first-person account entitled "I am gay-friendly." But don't go checking for icy conditions in hell, as Ms. Avant's version of "gay-friendly" involves referring...

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