Good As You: FOF Roundup

05/16/2010

Bruce admires his Barber -- yet it's Kagan who shouldn't make the cut?!?

A few weeks back, the pro-family movement's most undeniably incendiary lover of hyperbole, Matt "one man violently cramming his penis into another man’s lower intestine and calling it ‘love’” Barber, wrote yet another-over-the-top piece, wherein he directly likened people like...

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05/13/2010

No Ms. Tyree: The 'common misconception' is that anti-gay evangelicals get to define civil reality

Jenny Tyree can't just disagree with Mrs. Bush, who this week came out for marriage equality. Instead the Focus on the Family spokesperson has to put on the imperious costume that has both emboldened and weakened the anti-gay social conservatives...

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05/03/2010

On LGBT rights, this Cupp has holes

S.E. Cupp, the young author of Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media's Attack on Christianity, is one of those professed gay allies whose untenable contradictions are in danger of hurting us more than they help. She's seemingly smart, capable, and...

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04/29/2010

For the first time, we can envision a future without Focus on the Family

Focus on the Family circa 2010 wants to have it both ways. On one hand, they still want to have folks like Tom Minnery going around saying that openly gay Supreme Court nominees are "non-starters" because of no reason greater...

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04/28/2010

Because without groups like 'Love' to handle the so-called sinner, FOtf couldn't 'hate the sin'

You know how there's that idea out there that Focus on the Family has completely cut ties with the Love Won Out "ex-gay" program simply because LWO has shifted to Exodus International instead? Yea, well: Don't buy it for a...

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X will lead to Y, Candi? Zzzzzzzzzzz

Gays are incapable of any pure motivation. This seems to be the guiding belief for all who challenge pro-equality progress. We want marriage, they say we want destruction. We want employment protections, they say we want to silence Christians. We...

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04/26/2010

Daly: 'I'm not going to demean human beings'; Daily: We see and hear FOtF demeaning gay human beings

Focus on the Family president Jim Daly, speaking to AOL News: "I'm not fearful that change will happen in America. It will happen. ... I don't know what will happen with same-sex marriage, but I'm not going to be discouraged...

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04/20/2010

Audio: 'We don't wanna foot the bill' say they who put bootprints on our tax-paying asses

Of all the anti-marriage arguments that the far-right hauls out, the idea that equality will foist an unfair tax burden upon "the people" might just be the most offensive. Listen to this latest Focus on the Family report (with special...

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04/16/2010

No, Gary: Peter, gay 'non-starters' and discrimination have *everything* to do with *any* FOtF discussion!

Despite Focus on the Family's Tom Minnery giving his initial comment on the subject to Peter LaBarbera EXCLUSIVELY, his colleague Gary Schneeberger is criticizing this writer for mentioning P.L. in connection with the group's repudiation of their past comments on...

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FACT: Focus on the Family this week became 10x more discriminatory

Congratulations, Focus on the Family. Because you succumbed to his pressure and reversed your past comments about judging a SCOTUS nominee on the basis of their qualifications rather than their sexual orientations (with FOtF's Tom Minnery now calling a potential...

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04/14/2010

Minnery v. Non-starters

More from Focus on the Family's Peter LaBarbera initiated SCOTUS turnaround that we told you about earlier. This from Plum Line's Greg Sargent: I wanted a bit more on this. So I asked the author of this statement, Tom Minnery,...

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Focus on the Family's Bruce Hausknecht: 'Nice job,' Matt 'one man violently cramming his penis into another man’s lower intestine and calling it love’ Barber

So you remember a few weeks back, when Matt "one man violently cramming his penis into another man’s lower intestine and calling it ‘love’” Barber was going around connecting Peter LaBarbera's Americans For Truth group (of which Matt is a...

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Their Focus on the Family is firm -- unless Peter LaBarbera wishes to adjust it

Because of pressure from from overheated, SPLC-recognized equal rights foe Peter LaBarbera, Focus on the Family has repudiated a past comment that one of their own had made in regards to a potential LGB Supreme Court nominee's sexual orientation. FOtF's...

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04/08/2010

Focus on the priorities

This revelatory search result hierarchy comes from Focus on the Family's Citizenlink "news" site: Search [Citizenlink] Our father who art in West Hollywood.

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04/06/2010

Audio: 'American College' aggressively offers wrong kind of BS

Last night we showed you how the Family Research Council is confusing impressionable readers into believing that the far-right-created American College of Pediatricians is a credible, unbiased body of science, and using them to tell gay teens that they can...

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03/17/2010

Focus on the Family ads: Smiling in public so they can decry us in private

After Focus on the Family aired their Tim Tebow Super Bowl ad, we pointed out how it's not the ad's content that matters -- it's the fact that the ad directed viewers to go to the organization's very homo-hostile, very-anti-progressive...

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03/09/2010

Gambling on a post-Dobson Focus: Will far-right loss exceed moderate influx?

In the past, we've made note of Focus on the Family's obvious attempts to reform its staid, judgmental image through new efforts, "nicer" words, and increased outreach to young people. But is it this new state of mind that pushed...

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03/01/2010

Video: Keeping Focus on a personal foul

This from prolific YouTuber and LGBT rights activist Sean Chapin: Tell The NCAA to Celebrate All Families [YT] *EARLIER: The kind of anti-gay rhetoric that got the ad pulled: Hey, #focusonthefamily: You were pulled because of hurtful wares, not deceptive...

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02/25/2010

Hey, #focusonthefamily: You were pulled because of hurtful wares, not deceptive advertising copy!

These are direct quotes from the Focus on the Family website, which one can find by simply typing "homosexual" into the search box found on the organization's main landing page: "Focus on the Family is committed to the thousands of...

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02/24/2010

Organized anti-marriage crowd: 'Look at the poll - but only the part that we can exploit!'

So far this morning, we've seen both Focus on the Family and the Alliance Defense Fund tout a recent Washington Post poll as being reason why D.C. residents should get to vote on marriage equality. ADF: Alliance Defense Fund and...

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Pulling Focus: NCAA sports principled ad policy

Why paying attention to these things matters: "Focus on the Family did have a banner ad on NCAA.com. Today, it was decided to remove the ad from the website as a result of concerns expressed by our membership," Bob Williams,...

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02/23/2010

Because they just won't leave us be!

Why's it so imperative that we let organizations like the NCAA and CBS know about Focus on the Family's anti-gay agenda? Well, because they couldn't be more forceful in pushing it and in drumming up misinformed aggression against us: FOF's...

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Weird, why doesn't Focus ever address 'the homosexual problem' in their actual ads?

A new Focus on the Family web ad is poppin' up here on the Intertubes, even on non-political, non-faith-based outfits that should know better. like, for instance, blogger Pat Griffin found this one on NCAA.com: Well, let's just hope the...

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02/22/2010

Focus on the Family is an anti-gay, pro-'ex-gay' organization. Even if it wears DSquared2

We've told you about Esther Fleece in the past. She's the person who Focus on the Family has hired for the sole purpose of reaching the so-called millennial generation. Because believe it or not, James Dobson doesn't rival the Black...

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02/07/2010

Video: At least Doritos only wants to harm our waist lines

Focus on the Family's much-ballyhooed Super Bowl ad basically comes across as benign... ...and that's why it's so dangerous for LGBT people. Because when one pays a visit to the FOTF website to "celebrate family" and "celebrate life" (which is...

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02/03/2010

Focus staffer gets snarky about poll. Which is weird, since it's sh*tty news for his team

In a new blog post, Focus on the Family's Bruce Hausknecht gets snarky about a new marriage poll, saying this: Any Senate Judiciary Committee Democrat who has ever contributed to the glut of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by continually...

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01/28/2010

Exclusive! (but not quite): The Focus on the Family Super Bowl ad (but not really)

Tebow Doritos Super Bowl Ad [UCB] (H/t: TWO)

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Video: Careless whisper

This is just creepy: The Road Ahead [Focus on the Family] Reminds us waaaaay too much of this scene: And we've already been strangled way too much by social conservatism to let it prevail again!

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01/27/2010

Mad [@] Libs: 'School indoctrination' edition

The template: The execution: As a Christian, I believe our faith requires us to stand up for those who are being bullied or harmed, including people who are ridiculed because they identify as homosexual. I believe the Bible teaches us...

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01/06/2010

MIller/Jenkins ruling: Not determinate on whether Lisa could squeeze it in her schedule!

A teeth cleaning. A meeting with a realtor. A flu shot. A meeting with one's shrink to discuss the constant anti-gay attacks that come from the religious right. These are all examples of appointments. Meetings agreed upon by both parties...

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01/04/2010

Dance with ones who brung'ya (*just not during campaign season)

Ir's simply fascinating to watch the fair weather allegiances within the anti-gay side. During campaigns like Maine's recent "yes on 1" effort, the "mainstream" groups like Focus on the Family and the National Organization For Marriage deliberately (and wisely, for...

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12/30/2009

Super Bowl 2010: 'Commercials are the best part' refrain to come with caveat?

Did Super Bowl producers sell ad time to the anti-gay, anti-progressive Focus on the Family? Yes, say media reports: What is also true — and I'm not kidding about this — is that during the telecast, mixed in among all...

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12/29/2009

Audio: When a Barber works in the Knight, someone's gonna get cut

Because when it comes to objective legal analysis and unbiased assessments of congressional budgeting, one really should rely on the joint expertise of Matt "one man violently cramming his penis into another man’s lower intestine and calling it ‘love’” Barber...

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12/22/2009

To adapt an old edict: You can't attach a hashtag to a turd!

The January/February issue of Mother Jones magazine features an interesting article about Esther Fleece, the young person who Focus on the Family has hired to recruit so-called millennials into the conservatives' ever-aging tent. The article is a mostly fair assessment...

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12/15/2009

Video: The Full Spectrum vs. The Aggressive Myopia

The Full Spectrum is a collection of poems, essays, and personal stories, mostly contributed by gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, transitioning, and questioning young adults in their teens or early 20s. It is designed to help vulnerable students realize that they...

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12/07/2009

Video: With studio time comes great responsibility

Look at this picture: A man (Focus on the Family president Jim Daly). A green screen. A mic. A water bottle and some masking tape. A whole world of possibilities. Will he seize the opportunity to make a positive change...

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12/04/2009

Video: Real-Time with bill that would mar

Stuart Shepard continues his self-satisfied attempts to mask hurtful discrimination behind a veil of "comedy": Fittingly torturous. But while we're on the subject of "24": Let the president marry!

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They put us in bed w/ Satan and call it moral. Play puts guy in bed w/ Santa and they call it, well...

Hey, Focus on the Family: It's one thing for you to get all huffy about folks who want to take the first syllable out of Christmas. But you do not hold ownership to reindeer, eggnog, or the jolly fat guy...

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11/25/2009

Video: 'Entire nation is ready to celebrate Christmas', says Focus on the Christian-only Family

The fake holiday snow that he's placed on his minds' windows is piled on so thick, it almost makes us wish Stuart Shepard would get back to wanton attacks on LGBT lives and loves: Christmas Confusion [CitizenLink] On one hand,...

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11/23/2009

Happy Chanukah from Focus on the Family

This is how Focus on the Family president Jim Daly sums up that new anti-gay, anti-progressive manifesto that the evangelicals are calling The Manhattan Declaration : "What [The Manhattan Declaration] is saying is, if you want a fulfilling, rewarding, joyful,...

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11/16/2009

Audio: NARTH gears up for annual convention; Scientists prepare to smack heads in frustration

NARTH is a sham organization that engages in faith-based lies in order to reach a preconceived outcome. Focus on the Family is its enabler: [Audio has been pulled] If you care to go to the convention, you should know that...

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11/13/2009

'Question 1 opponents': The far-right's newest faux monolith

Maine Marriage Equality is a website started up by college student Adam "Sunny" Flanders. During the Question One campaign, the site provided a steady stream of information about the fight to preserve marriage equality. Now that the anti-gay side has...

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11/05/2009

Take that, Maine soup kitchens!

$115,266: That's the grand total of Focus on the Family's donations to Maine to combat equality: Focus donates $115,266 to Maine gay marriage fight [AP via Boston Globe] Just one of the many hundreds of thousands of dollars that the...

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Like gay activists, Minnery wanted 'NO' vote; not liking gay activists the reason why

The Maine legislature had passed marriage equality and signed it into law. You know, the way we enact laws in this nation: via our elected lawmakers. That's what the elected Maine legislature did when they obtained a principled, reasoned "yes"...

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10/27/2009

With rhetorical crap this odiferous, it's quite good that Ashley's toilet is getting flushed

Focus on the Family's Ashley Horne says: It’s come to our attention that President Obama will “commemorate” the enactment of the hate-crimes bill this Wednesday, October 28th. Let’s all pause and listen to the sound of a little more of...

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10/16/2009

Audio: Breadth of gay rights, breathlessly bashed

Grown adults who spend their workdays using their personal faith views to work up histrionics around what should be and could be the benign acceptance of all human beings: **SOURCE: Issues Update Broadcast (Part 2 of 2) [Focus On The...

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10/14/2009

Video: It's so foggy, gays can't see their ring-adorned fingers

Believe it or not, we actually kind of agree with Focus on the Family's Stuart Shepard about something. Here, watch this video: No, we haven't decided that his smug style of commentary is appropriate, considering that the agenda that it...

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10/13/2009

Ms. Cushman seems nice. Too bad her agenda is menacingly negligent

Candi Cushman's sole job is to convince the American public that long overdue non-harassment of LGBT public school students constitutes a "radical agenda." A sort of unsafe schools czar, if you will. And here's how she earned her paycheck this...

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10/06/2009

Video: 'Kevin's a radical extremist,' say those who radically, extremely oppose his appointment

Now that the young man has been proven to have been of age, the far-right have toned down their insanely unscrupulous attempts to make Kevin Jennings sound like a perverted supporter of statutory rape. But they haven't stopped attacking him...

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10/02/2009

Eternity, but from here too

This is how Focus on the Family president Jim Daly sees his role in combatting our political movement: I had the chance to speak to our public policy team after the first of some of these [articles about Daly's work]...

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