Good As You: FOF Roundup

09/25/2009

Video: And they wonder why they weren't invited on the committee panel?!

Hey Carrie Gordon Earll, professional "ex-gay" advocate: ENDA protects on the basis of sexual orientation in general, not just homosexuality/bisexuality in particular! So if someone decides they want to get with someone of the opposite-sex after being with someone of...

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09/24/2009

Is Bruce Hausknecht deliberately missing the point?

On Monday, we showed you how Focus on the Family writer was failing to actually acknowledge the real, on-the-ground concerns that DOMA poses to gay-headed families, with the conservative figure instead choosing to talk about children only as a liberal...

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09/21/2009

Hey Bruce: We care about kids because we do, not because saying it works well in ad campaigns!

A pro-equality person (and G-A-Y reader) recently left the following comment on Focus on the Family's Drive Thru blog: I think DOMA sets a dangerous precedent regarding the 14th Amendment and the Full Faith and Credit Clause. What happens to...

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Audio: FOF hopes '80s/'90s-born voters were also born yesterday

At this weekend's so-called Values Voters Summit, Focus on the Family president Jim Daly dedicated his speaking time to how his greying movement can reach the so called "millennial" generation. So to help him make his progress-stifling points, Daly hosted...

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09/16/2009

Teens as victims of peer pressure (once removed)

Nothing makes us sadder than seeing impressionable parents of gay kids being told to embrace anti-scientific misinformation, as many of us in the LGBT world know firsthand that this is likely to set the family on a path of needless...

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09/09/2009

We wanna love and parent, they want to rule our genitals and constitutions. Who's selfish here?

Only social conservatives like Focus on the Family's Jenny Tyree could directly liken same-sex unions (an undeniable increase in the marriage concept) to the concept of no fault divorce (a way to dissolve marital bonds) and still keep a straight...

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09/03/2009

Narrowing the Focus

Even more downsizing from the house that Dobson built: Focus on the Family announced a reorganization Wednesday that will eliminate 75 jobs — an 8 percent reduction in a workforce that already has been cut twice since September 2008. ......

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Audio: Basically to FOF, a Christian can never be rightfully terminated

After Hewlett-Packard put up posters meant to encourage acceptance of gay people, Richard Peterson, a worker in the company's Boise, ID, office, decided to "retaliate" by posting scriptures that he considers to be gay condemnatory, on his work cubicle, in...

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08/21/2009

Photo: They see a storm, we see shelter

In order to drum up fear of employment non-dsicrimination, Focus on the Family is running this stormy graphic: TAKE ACTION: Lawmakers Push Special Rights for Gay Employees [FOF] We just wonder why they cropped the photo so as to not...

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08/20/2009

Video: [DEAF]inition

When watching this latest "Focus on the Family Update," we can't help but hope for one thing... Defending Marriage and Families [FOF] Our hope? That Tom Minnery and cohorts will please, please, pleeease keep working the "God's definition of marriage"...

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08/19/2009

What do you want them to call us: 'The United Sinners of Not Jenny Tyreeville?"

In a new post to Focus on the Family's "DriveThru" blog, FOF's Jenny Tyree says the following about the Obama administration's DOMA stance and their usage of this country's name in their briefs related to the same: It would also...

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08/13/2009

Video: Hey kids, want some Candi? Ooh, not so fast, gay Johnny...

Candi Cushman's professional life quite literally consists of ensuring that gay kids, queer-supportive youngsters, and the LGBT family members of all students are hidden, shunned, or worse. Here she is, just another day in the coal mines: Though if you...

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08/11/2009

Video: 'Love Won' may be out, but nonsense is still woefully in

Focus on the Family may be cutting its Love Won Out program loose, but don't you dare think they're gonna cut out their "gays can change" activism anytime soon. In fact they've just put forth a new video in which...

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FOF loses ex-gay 'Love'!

It's just been announced that Focus on the Family is cutting its "ex-gay" Love Won Out conferences out of the fam, sending the "gays can change" dog and pony shows to instead live with their Florida-based cousins at Exodus International!...

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We told them not to ban Suze Orman's equality

We knew from endeavors like their garage sale that Focus on the Family had to be suffering some financial straits. Now in a revelatory new pitch letter, Dobson's discriminatory descendants reveal just how badly they are suffering, reporting that the...

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08/05/2009

If the slope is slippery, then it's marriage itself that wet it!

The concept of multiple partner marriage either has or doesn't have merit. The activists who might fight for the legal recognition of the same either have a set of sound arguments or they do not. Because we have a system...

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08/01/2009

Heche-ing it out: Anne takes on mama's 'ex-gay' activism

Over the years, Anne Heche has spoken out against her mother Nancy's work as a pro-"ex-gay" Focus on the Family employee. But now, in an Alex Witchel-penned New York Times Magazine article, Anne gives the most frank and revelatory commentary...

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07/30/2009

The first step is admitting you've made civil marriage a problem

We on the pro-equality side are gaining so much ground by pointing out the differences between civil marriage (what gay activists are seeking) and religious ceremony (an always-optional component of marriage) that the religious right is feeling compelled to address...

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07/29/2009

Daly dose of B.S.

In a new column on Newsweek/Washington Post's "On Faith" blog, Focus on the Family president Jim Daly admits something that we actually found shocking. He says: "Focus on the Family realizes that couples can be married in church all day...

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Sibling devilry

Satan using a gay sister as a pawn to stop a heterosexual Christian from entering into a ministry position? It's just another day on the Focus on the Family message boards: Homosexual sister [FOF] Some blow up aero beds, while...

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Dear Focu$ on the Family:

If you donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Prop 8 alone, are known for bankrolling just about any anti-gay fight that comes in the pipe, and have had to layoff staff because of your expenditures, it might be just...

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07/24/2009

'The truth is, I am in denial, but it is self-denial.'

In what might be his most revelatory interview yet, professional "ex-gay" Alan Chambers is essentially conveying what we all know: That his and many others' "change" is little to nothing more than re-closeting for the sake of pleasing one certain,...

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07/22/2009

Dietary warning: Candi's empty calories leave no room for Milk

Focus on the Family's Candi Cushman has highlighted five key bullet points for why she claims to oppose SB 572, a California bill that would require the state's governor to proclaim May 22 of each year as Harvey Milk Day,...

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07/20/2009

Focus on the new opportunity to push back

Focus on the Family now has a blog. With comments. Oh boy. Have at it, peeps. Be firm but fair. Be charming but unwavering. Oh, and please remember to take a screenshot for if (when?) the moderators fail to approve...

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07/17/2009

We too are in this game to protect children

One thing that's so frustrating about the far-right's anti-gay activism is how they have set up their own stable of researchers, news sources, groups, advocacy organizations, and talking points, so that they can avoid actual information from actual LGBT people...

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07/13/2009

If rejecting 'ex-gay' therapy is pro-gay activism, then no wonder Pinnocchio never comes to our rallies

You know how we've been telling you about the recent National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) study that their pals at Focus on the Family have been trying to pass off as a "peer-reviewed" "study," even though...

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07/09/2009

Video: If credibility began and ended at FOF's front door, then vids like this might help

Even more Focus on the Family staffers, one of them a professional "ex-gay," are desperately trying to make NARTH sound like an objective, respected voice of science, and their new fallacious "report" sound like something worth more than the paper...

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07/07/2009

Focus on the deliberate poll misreads

Yesterday we showed you how, despite the data SPECIFICALLY stating that same-sex marriage had only a modest (if any) effect on Gov. John Lynch's approval rating, the Family Research Council was trying to spin a new poll so that it...

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Hey Focus on the Family employees:

If you come to our site to leave comments like this one... Those who practice homosexuality have the same civil rights as every citizen. Homosexuals can marry, hold jobs,etc., just like all Americans. For opponents of same-sex marriage the issue...

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07/06/2009

Video: WOW, shocker -- professional 'ex-gay' advocates support professional 'ex-gay' advocacy!

What do you do if you support a scientifically-obliterated concept, with a goal to mold actuality so that it fits your purview (instead of the other way around)? Well if you're Focus on the Family, you rely on "studies" commissioned...

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Her name is Candi but her agenda couldn't be less sweet

When it comes to anti-gay advocacy, this writer reserves a special ring of detestation for those who militantly push for yet another generation to be brought up in a homo-hostile world. Because since we all know that acceptance could be...

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07/03/2009

Video: FOF vs. unions, teachers' and ours

Kim Trobee got some highlights. Unfortunately, the above-the-neck enlightenment begins and ends there: But the highlights look good, Kim. Honestly. They're youthful. Summery. Now that you've opened your head up to some new strands of color, now let's open your...

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07/02/2009

They say 'cash for fams'; We hear, 'pennies for rights-depriving thoughts'

New FOF head Jim Daly has put forth a new fundraising video: But wouldn't you know it? In an exclusive to G-A-Y, we have managed to obtain the alternate, ultimately nixed script: Personally we would have stuck to that version....

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07/01/2009

'Sinister language' indeed.

You know what we find "sinister"? Willfully confusing millions of people so that they will oppose a piece of legislation wherein the sole goal is to keep a demonstrably vulnerable group safe from bias-motivated violence. You know what we find...

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06/29/2009

While we were away: Tenth -- TENTH! -- researcher told FOF to stop fudging their work

This from Wayne Besen's fab Truth Wins Out organization: In [an] article, “Childhood Sexual Abuse and Male Homosexuality”, [Focus on the Family's Jeff Johnston] wrote, “Many pro-gay researchers, activists and theorists deny that there could be a connection between child...

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While we were away: Denver Post gifted new anti-gay leader with credibility-lending puff piece

At last year's so-called Values Voters Summit, new Focus on the Family president Jim Daly said the following about those of us who "find [ourselves] in homosexuality" and who will, via our love, bring forth the "judgement of God": (click...

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06/05/2009

Video: In FOF's future, every president will be anti-famous for

For us, anti-Fame would look/sound like this: (Songwriter's note: unlike it's counterpart, which was sung by dancing students on top of cars in midtown Manhattan, this version should be whispered into a pencil in an obscure janitor's closet somewhere in...

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05/12/2009

Exclusive: FOF admits NH poll is bunk!

Yesterday, we showed you how Focus on the Family was running with the Cornerstone Policy Research's thoroughly unbelievable claim that they had "surveyed every New Hampshire household" on the topic of same-sex marriage. Well today FOF's Gary Schneeberger, a genuinely...

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Audio: Dobson Carries on

Not being able to cram all of the various and sundry ways that one can say "protect marriage" into only one segment, Focus on the Family today aired a second part of their Carrie Prejean interview. Here's a brief snip...

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05/11/2009

Audio: Every household was polled? Yea? You kids are really sticking with that?

Since we first posted about it on Friday, we've received scores of comments, emails, YouTube comments/emails, IMs, etc. from New Hampshire households who were never surveyed in a recent same-sex marriage poll. But that doesn't stop Cornerstone Policy Research and...

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05/08/2009

Great, Bruce. So give us back your 'special' protections

If the issue of lowering the voting age to 16 were to arise, we may have some arguments against the change. But we're not going to act as if the newly suffraged sixteen- and seventeen-year-olds would be getting any sort...

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05/05/2009

Video: After four decades of public life, Dobson still manages to go a little lower

Add James Dobson to the ever-growing list of evangelicals willing to lie about sexual orientation in order to keep LGBT people more vulnerable to hate crimes: We don't even know what to say anymore. They have proven themselves completely uncaring,...

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05/01/2009

Love Won Out? Try 'Love' Your Gay One Right Out The Door!

We've know for a long time that Focus on the Family's Love Won Out "ex-gay" program specifically targets parents. But check out the following ad, which is running in the latest issue of Focus on the Family's Citizen magazine. It's...

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Focus on the startling willingness to lie about sexual orientation

Add Focus on the Family to the list of "pro-family" groups (and lawmakers) willing to flat-out lie and claim pedophilia as a "sexual orientation": The U.S. House voted Wednesday to create a new class of crimes based on the traits...

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04/27/2009

Geez, FOF: Don't you know we're in an economic downturn/equality upswing?

If you're looking for some quick in this economic decline, then it looks like propaganda video-making might just be the one solid industry towards which to turn. At least if Focus on the Family's pricey newest "protect marriage" DVD is...

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Video: Focus on the disingenuous denunciations

Glibly undermining the true possibility for right wing extremism that we all know (or should know) exists, while voluntarily (and bizarrely) putting themselves in the "extremist" camp in the process. It's just another bit of faux outrage from the folks...

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04/21/2009

Video: Meanwhile, Miss North Carolina wants to remind you that she exists

As we feared, the anti-gay side has mined a hero out of Prejean, and an easy target out of Hilton's personal comments: So annoying. Pageant Controversy Highlights Intolerance [CitizenLink] *EARLIER: Video: If YouTube had been around in Anita B's pageant...

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04/15/2009

Video: Our world will be more peaceful once Dobson loses his mic

There are soothing, peaceful, gentles voices and then there is James Dobson's. Last night he used his anti-gay chalkboard-nails to war against society's progressive wall-writing: *Our earlier take on the Dobson quote: We haven't because he didn't [G-A-Y] *Oh, and...

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04/14/2009

Truth in headlines

Dr. Dobson Sets the Record Straight on Tonight's 'Hannity' [CitizenLink] Though if this is like Focus on the Family's other efforts, the record will likely be gay again by month's end.

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'True tolerance', except for both the true and tolerant part

Focus on the Family has launched a new website wherein they seek to embolden the idea that "true tolerance" accommodates brute intolerance of LGBT people. Partnering with rabid anti-gay outfits like the Alliance Defense Fund and the "ex-gay"-advocating Exodus International,...

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