Good As You: FOF Roundup

04/13/2009

We haven't because he didn't

We've received several emails from readers asking why we haven't covered the recent Telegraph article that quotes James Dobson as essentially conceding his movement's defeat. The reason why we haven't? Well, because (a) the Dobson quote was actually made over...

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04/10/2009

Video: Happy Easter (and only Easter)

They're finally just coming out and saying it. Our organized opposition truly wants this to be a Christian-only nation: In Focus on the Family view, it takes all kinds to keep this nation alive. Just as long as those kinds...

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04/07/2009

Perhaps they should Focus on their own house for a while

Here's one story you certainly won't see on Focus on the Family's CitizenLink news site: A man who narrates Christian CDs has been arrested on suspicion of using the Internet to arrange sex with a teenage girl. Juan Alberto Ovalle,...

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04/03/2009

Gays, critical thought, an independent judiciary: The 'pro-family' war is multi-pronged

Here at G-A-Y, we strive for transparency. Always. Which is why when we want to show you something, we directly link to it, embed it, etc. It's easy for us, because we know that our movement benefits from full disclosure...

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03/27/2009

Video: Frank talk vs. laughably fallible reasoning

Regardless of where you stand on gay rights, you may think that Barney Frank was out of line to call Justice Antonin Scalia a "homophobe." You may also think that the congressman didn't go far enough. But can anyone, on...

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03/26/2009

Video: Aggressively glib Shepard breeds anti-intellectual sheep

Last summer, while on the campaign trail, then-candidate Obama said this about his detractors: (← click to play) This overly smug new video from the rabidly anti-gay, anti-progressive Focus on the Family staffer Stuart Shepard ably highlights this concept: Bemoaning...

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03/24/2009

Fine, let's not use 'homophobe.' Game still on.

Focus on Barney: Congressman Takes a Shot at Justice Scalia [CitizenLink] And you know what? Tom and Nima are actually kinda right. Even though they clearly know what "homophobia" means in modern lexicon (and please -- that "I'm not scared...

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03/20/2009

Video: This might look like your local news. If, of course, you live on planet QueerShun

Positioning "religious freedom" above all other freedoms. Putting majority rule above minority protections. Acting as if everyone's relationships (and legal recognition thereof) are beholden to a Judeo-Christian point of view. Addressing gay families' legal protections in a way that makes...

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03/17/2009

Wherein we continue to flip the scales on an FOF graphic

If Focus on the Family insists on continually running this image.... ...then we're gonna have to keep asking: Why are they so damn insensitive to bridal weight issues? I mean, geez, we know gay men are typically slim portraits of...

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03/11/2009

Audio: Focus on the Noise

The gay obsessives over at Focus on the Family have put out a special "action alert," containing radio messages that address those darn pesky gays and their "radical" quest to be treated like human beings. Not one message. Not two...

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02/27/2009

Holy mother of 'culture war' developments!

Dobson resigns as chairman of Focus on the Family [SF Gate] On political matters, Dobson "will continue to speak out as he always has — a private citizen and not a representative of the organization he founded," said Gary Schneeberger,...

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02/23/2009

OMG -- Let 'After the Ball' go!

We would be willing to bet that most gay activists under 35 have never read After The Ball. We'd be even more willing to bet that most Hollywood movie stars of any age have failed to read the twenty-year-old gay...

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02/18/2009

Love Won Out ad: Man who says he no longer wants to lay a man is himself no layman

If an organization runs an ad that promotes "gay change," shouldn't that organization reveal if the "changed" gay featured in the ad is actually on their payroll? We certainly think so. However, the "ex-gay" community routinely puts their own staffers...

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02/17/2009

As per usual, FOF is condemning gay 'Children'

"Offensive" "Unrealistic" "Push[es] the boundaries of what is morally and culturally permissible" If an organization that's truly focused on the best interest of all families were to utter the above statements, the subject might involve evangelicals quite literally beating people...

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02/13/2009

Video: Futility, thy name is anti-gay advocacy

Ya know, in a way we almost feel sorry for folks like Mona. Here she is, clearly smart, clearly passionate. She puts on a power suit and dedicates her Colorado Springs days to learning the ins and outs of this...

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Social conservatives don't care to be 'Right'

Some anti-gay social conservatives are on a campaign to stop folks from using terms like "religious right" to describe them: Gary Schneeberger, vice president of media and public relations for Focus on the Family, said that when writers include terms...

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02/09/2009

Audio: 'Those damn gays and their desire for civil parity!'

Is it "radical" to have your destination wedding recognized in your home state? Should all civil rights be put up to a public vote? Was it unfair when states had to recognize certain types of unions that were considered controversial...

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Presidential precedent

1993: Conservatives, with an interest more on their party that on their country, make Bill Clinton's every last fart a "controversy," standing in the way of much-needed work. 2009: Conservatives, with an interest more on their party that on their...

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02/05/2009

Unscrupulous anti-gay organization (no question mark needed)

The astounding arrogance of groups like Focus on the Family simply knows no bounds. For but one of ten billion examples, check this out. This is a photo and caption that's running in the latest issue of FOF's Citizen magazine:...

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02/04/2009

FOF, LDS: Who was bigger anti-M4M ATM?

In terms of who convinced more followers to donate more Prop 8 money, it's debatable if the LDS church or Focus of the Family had more reach. But just in terms of hard reported data, the stats are showing Dr....

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01/30/2009

Audio: Don't they bore themselves?

"Homosexual Agenda." "Undermine the institution of marriage." "Special treatment." "Forcing acceptance on the rest of us." If we were bound to only a handful of hyperbolic phrases, we would fill quite stifled. We would also question why, despite possessing our...

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01/22/2009

The Laramie Project II: Dishonoring Matt's life

Wyoming's state nickname is the "Equality State." Unfortunately, the equality foes from Colorado's Focus on the Family are desperately trying to invalidate their neighboring state's peaceful promise. This from the AP: Focus on the Family Action of Colorado Springs has...

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01/21/2009

Praying that this movie will save future Bobbys

First, watch these two clips: Now listen to this report from Focus on the Family: Audio source [FOF] Will let you judge for yourself who you side with: A mother who has lived with the anguish of knowing her attempts...

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01/20/2009

Video: Preying on the way others pray

Do you think there's any more room on Bush's departing helicopter for the Focus on the Family staffers to which his administration so fully catered? Because seriously, this lack of tolerance for any faith other than their own narrow version...

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01/19/2009

Your 'prayers for Bobby' have done quite enough, FOF!

This is the trailer for Prayers For Bobby, a Lifetime TV movie that will premiere this Saturday: Now, this film is based on the true story of Bobby Griffith, a gay man who committed suicide at age 20, and his...

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01/14/2009

B'backing Dobson: Kansas Sen wishes to honor head Family Focuser

Oh, get ready for this one. Sam Brownback, arguably the U.S. Senate's most gay-unfriendly member, has proposed a new resolution. It's sole purpose, you ask? To congratulate Focus on the Family's James Dobson for his recent induction into the National...

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Video: The deevolution will be televised

We in the gay community have worked for years to teach America about our lives and loves, and to cut through the dangerous spin that has caused harm for so many queer people. A well-financed, well-connected network is trying to...

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01/13/2009

Video: Pre-'Phil'ed rhetoric

The contentious "Dr Phil" episode that features a pair of anti-gay/pro"ex-gay" personalities, Focus on the Family's Glenn Stanton and NARTH's Joseph Nicolosi, is scheduled to air today. To prep the viewing audience in a completely unchallenged fashion (their favorite kind...

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01/09/2009

Back for another Phil: FOF staffer returns to daytime TV

Back in October, we raised a bit of the proverbial stink when "The Dr. Phil Show" booked Focus on the Family's Glenn on a program to challenge an actual doctor on the subject of gender identity. Because, well, let's face...

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01/02/2009

'Milk', as seen by Anita's modern ilk

After weighing all of the elements of the film, Focus on the Family's "Plugged In Online" movie review site sums up Milk with the following terse wrap up: "In a sentence or two, Milk presents hurting people thrashing about for...

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12/16/2008

We tried negotiation, Caleb -- your crew still dislikes us!!

***THE ANTI-GAY SIDE: Gays are immoral/ Gays are going to hell/ Gays are a threat to the family/ Gays are not fit to raise children/ Gays are not fit to have their unions recognized in civil law/ Gays can and...

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12/12/2008

Video: Give me a B! Give me an I! Give me an A! Give me an S!

Some grown adults cheer for their local football team, while other grown adults cheer for things like a world in which gays are declared strangers in the eyes of the law. Tomato, to-bias: Fortunately for us, it's not the cheerleaders...

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12/04/2008

FOF: Our moms think we're cool

As more people, including self-professed conservatives, continue to speak out about the Republican Party's "values voters" problem (as in the evangelical set's fascination with things like gay sex is weakening the GOP), the groups who traffic in socially conservative mindsets...

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11/21/2008

Cozy office in Rocky Mt. state vs. the actual freaking mountain: Whose reporting view do you most trust?

Focus on the Family's Stuart Shepard has gone after gays, over and over and over again. He's gone after the so-called "war on Christmas." He also caught national attention when he asked folks to pray for rain on the day...

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11/18/2008

Congratulations on your purchase of a heart. We'll have you set up in a few simple steps.

What is it with heterosexual Christians and marriage? Why is the concept becoming so increasingly difficult for them to understand? And when it comes to the point that they have to issue literal instruction manuals on the subject, isn't it...

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11/14/2008

Make it stop. Please, someone, make these mean people stop.

FACT: Nobody knows who sent anonymous letters containing white powder to Los Angeles and Salt Lake City Mormon temples. Not the FBI, and certainly not the professional "pro-family" advocates. For all anyone knows, it could have been the "protect marriage"...

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They who cause us emotional woes now facing financial ones

Well we still don't know if that Focus on the Family TV ad is actually scheduled to air on the major networks like the group claims. We do, however, now know why they need it to air in the first...

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Video: You can sell dreidels, just as long as you mention Jesus

This writer and his partner are consumers. We shop. A lot. Ask any of our friends and family. Or for that matter, ask any of the sales clerks who do business in Manhattan proper. Our favorite time of the year...

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11/13/2008

Video: Controversial ad gets Fred-ited

Remember earlier this week when we showed you the ad for which Focus on the Family has supposedly booked network air time? Well, we haven't forgotten about that issue. We've been in touch with ad people all over the channel...

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Hey, FOF: Their legal bonds are not alleged!

This headline comes from Focus on the Family's Citizenlink: This response comes from Good As You's Jeremy Hooper: 'Obtained a drivers license.' 'Filed for unemployment.' 'Was elected to public office.' 'Utilize city trash collection and recycling services' I can do...

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11/11/2008

WHOA, WHOA, WHOA, WHOA, WHOA...

Focus on the Family today unveiled a new TV ad for a spinoff website called "Thanks Fred." On said site, you can find links to all of the rabidly anti-gay group's usual information, like "counseling for same-sex attraction": In fact,...

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11/10/2008

They rob us of right to protect our families, yet we're the 'frightening' ones!?

Reacting to the gay activist community's outrage over the Mormon church's crucial role in passing Prop 8, Focus on the Family's Caleb Price shares the following thoughts and fears: "Who will they come after next?" he asked. "Gay activists and...

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11/09/2008

'Pro-family': A brazen movement seeking control of our lives

Seeing themselves as having earned anti-gay capital in the election, our "pro-family" opposition is getting quite full of themselves. They are emboldened by their success in once again using the tyranny of a majority to inject ugliness into early 21st...

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10/30/2008

Audio: [::Sniff, sniff::] I always cry at anti-weddings

Earlier today we told you how Focus on the Family's Dr. Dobson will be appearing at this weekend's disturbing evangelical event, "The Call." Well now, thanks to the fantastic kids at PFAW's Right Wing Watch, we can hear just how...

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10/29/2008

Phil's 'experts': It's like having a vet and a cat debate the worth of dogs

You know what's probably not the most scientifically sound thing to do? To book an actual, credible doctor (Dan Siegel, professor and clinical psychiatrist at UCLA School of Medicine and director for the Center for Human Development) to speak on...

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10/27/2008

'Big names' vs. 'Wow, big shocker! names'

So this is cute. In a terse piece about Propositions 8's pro and con sides and the public support each have been able to garner, Focus on the Family's Citizenlink is running this headline: So who are the "big names"...

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10/24/2008

Super-important campaign enters final weeks

As we cruise towards the first week of November, the campaign is really heating up. And by "the campaign," we're of course talking about -- the attempt to keep rabidly anti-gay Dr. James Dobson out of the National Radio Hall...

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10/22/2008

Focus on the cracked crystal ball

Yesterday we showed you a nutty "newscast from the future" that the far-right fringe is using to scare voters about a potential Obama presidency. But little did we know that this condemnatory clairvoyancy was less of an isolated incident, more...

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Jim & Sarah pal around

We've never heard a straight answer about whether or not Sarah Palin supports the Love Won Out "ex-gay" program that her home church was found to be promoting in its bulletin. However, in a new interview lovefest with Dr. James...

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10/21/2008

Hey, LCR: Might you want to address this?

Log Cabin Republicans' Patrick Sammon, 8/29: "Alaska Governor Sarah Palin can help Sen. McCain win this election by appealing to independent and young voters. She's a mainstream Republican who will unite the Party and serve John McCain well as Vice...

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