Good As You: Maggie Gallagher Roundup

08/13/2010

Video: Maggie: 'God forbid [a gay person] is relying on their status as a marriage'

Besides a scarf and a late segment sneeze, there's not much new in this Maggie Gallagher CBN appearance. But get ready to gag at the :51 mark, where Maggie has the nerve -- THE NERVE! -- to feign interest in...

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08/12/2010

Revolution: When you talk about destruction, Maggie, don't you know that you can count me out?

Maggie's latest column reads somewhat like a call to arms: "American politics are in a quasi-revolutionary phase. The people, symbolized first in the eruptions of Tea Parties, are rebelling against elites who believe they can ignore our voices and our...

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08/11/2010

Video: Maggie. Again. Yes, again. I know, I know -- and I'm sorry. But she's relevant. So deal.

More and more polling is going against her. The Prop 8 decision has changed the conversation in this country, revealing the inadequacies of the her side's arguments. And the National Organization for Marriage's tour stops barely crack 20-30 people, tops....

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Maggie Gallagher to gay people: 'You can always control your behavior'; homosexuality is 'an unfortunate thing'

She danced around a full blown endorsement of "ex-gay" therapy. But on a recent appearance of Janet Parshall's radio show, National Organization For Marriage chairman and person who'll forever be remembered as the most prominent face of Florida orange juice...

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08/09/2010

Video: Maggie, you hurt people. You just do. Sorry. But you do. And you could stop. If you wanted. But you don't. Or at least won't.

Rob Tisiani rocks out another one: NOM's Assault on the Family [Waking Up Now]

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Flashback: When Maggie's politics were more varied than married, her victimization costume was less (R)efined

These days, Maggie Gallagher loves to dish out a whole heap of inequality on LGBT people, then turn around and claim that she is the victim. But as she herself said of Hillary Clinton in 1996: A person in the...

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08/05/2010

Maggie: How dare this one (Republican-appointed) man do his job?!?

Twice already today, we've heard our ol' poker buddy Maggie Gallagher pit "one lone judge," Vaughn Walker, against the 7,001,084 Californians who voted in favor of Proposition 8. But of course she never once mentions the 6,410,482 residents who cast...

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08/04/2010

Audio: Maggie's defiant, wants to turn SCOTUS into 'American Idol'

Maggie Gallagher continues her outrageous hope for the U.S. Supreme Court to base their opinions on whatever anti-equality election returns she and her supporters can rally up in the coming months. As if civil rights are akin to a high...

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07/29/2010

Video: Maggie doing that Maggie thing that she does so Magg-ily

NOM: Love requires expensive lawyers [Bilerico]

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07/26/2010

Maggie Gallagher wants to take back territory; by 'territory' she means the shelf where my wedding album lives

I am a legally married gay man. It's no overstatement to say that Maggie Gallagher wants to legally divorce me from my husband: "The battle for marriage is often unique to each state. On the East coast, for example, we...

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Video: Where bodies of water can divide us, Maggie will make rain

To understand the true stakes of the gay rights debate, one need look no further than the following CNN piece. At its heart is a binational same-sex couple who cannot marry under federal law, and who are therefore unable to...

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07/24/2010

Maggie notes upside downiness of world, refuses to stop flipping it

Yesterday Maggie Gallagher "schooled" us all on hate not being a family value. Now the professional fomenter of hostility for gay and lesbian relationships continue her seemingly irony-free attempts to teach gays and pro-equality allies about what is bad and...

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07/23/2010

Maggie Gallagher says 'Hate is not a family value'; my eyes may never stop rolling

The headline? It's something that Maggie Gallagher just wrote, without irony, on the National Organization For Marriage's blog, with her comments directed not towards those who are out to use their personal faith views to stop LGBT people's civil rights,...

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07/12/2010

Video: Maggie embraces the 'too much gay before morning coffee' theory

For most of her appearance, you'll hear the same old stuff: A love for majority tyranny, a disdain for the fair-minded judiciary, and general hostility for any family that falls outside of her narrow definition. Oh my. But for some...

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07/09/2010

Oh look, Maggie's defiant. [:yawn:]

She: "Does this federal judge want to start another culture war? Does he really want another Roe. v. Wade? The simple fact is that the right of the federal government to define marriage for the purposes of its federal law...

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07/07/2010

Right, NOM isn't Mormon. They are very,very,very,very Catholic

...I know something about the founding of NOM -- I was there. ... NOM was not founded by Mormons as a secret front group. We have many valued members from the LDS Church since, but no member of the LDS...

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07/06/2010

Maggie's flawed analogies: A is to B as C is to 4

"The difference between marriage and discrimination and racism is that racism is bad and marriage is good." -Maggie Gallagher If you've paid any attention to the National Organization For Marriage chairman's rhetoric over the past few years, you've certainly heard...

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06/28/2010

Political geekery FAIL

Maggie Gallagher rounds out a new blog post by saying this about a pro-equality Republican: "Charlie Baker, best of luck, but to paraphrase Ronald Reagan, Scott Brown is a friend of ours, and you are no Scott Brown." WaPo's favorite...

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06/24/2010

National Organization for [nosing into everyone's underpants, wombs, and ring fingers]

This is a Pride Month ad that Planned Parenthood of St Louis is currently running: Smart marketing if you consider that Planned Parenthood provides insemination services, that lesbian couples sometimes utilize these services, and that St. Louis does in fact...

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06/22/2010

A Maggie Gallagher tweet, or did Jerry Brown just release 1st LGBT-centric campaign ad? You decide

Okay, we won't leave you guessing: Maggie Gallagher tweeted this last night: [SOURCE] But we say the Brown campaign should totally use it in an ad. It's instant flypaper for pro-equality votes, zero cost.

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06/21/2010

No, no, Maggie's not affiliated. Except for, ya know -- the multiple affiliations

This NOM blog post is attributed to one Mags Gallagher: Does the Nation have an Editor? A web editor at The Nation writes in response to a new study My Daddy's Name is Donor, by Elizabeth Marquardt, Prof. Norval Glenn...

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06/16/2010

Oh what a tangled webcam Maggie will weave

Once the Prop 8 trial gets back underway today, our old country line dance partner Maggie Gallagher is apparently going to be speaking live to this camera. Or something: Live Videos by Ustream **UPDATE: Maggie plans for using this webcam...

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06/14/2010

Margaret Gallagher Srivastav: Prop 8 cheerleader atop a *very* shaky pyramid

War: "Same-sex marriage is not one of the fundamental rights of man. Americans have a civil right to organize to protect marriage as the union of husband and wife, an idea with deep roots in our history, in common sense...

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06/07/2010

Maggie & Eve: Is celibacy the 'ask' in their shared Eden?

Both went to Yale. Both discovered a deepening Catholic faith while there in New Haven, and both were involved with the Party of the Right student political union. Now post-college, both can be found on record weighing in on *CIVIL*...

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06/02/2010

BREAKING: Maggie Gallagher's now sweeping her bangs to the side!

This clip is from the Church Of God In Christ's Women's International Convention, recorded last night: (sorry about the watermark) Wow, and not only the bangs, but NOM also now travels with awards to hand out? All these changes! We're...

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05/27/2010

Not just our rights: Maggie also wants to define our reasons why

Maggie Gallagher, [former] president of the National Organization for Marriage, said for homosexual activists, gay marriage has never really been about marriage. "Gay marriage is primarily about establishing an equality right," she said, "a moral narrative about equality in the...

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05/18/2010

Audio: Love is all around, no need to waste it. But Minnesota Maggie will try anyway

And now we have more on how NOM is trying to lay groundwork in Minnesota, as if they are latter day Mary Tyler Moores hoping to turn the world on with their biases. What follows is a speech that Maggie...

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05/17/2010

Audio: 'You can't raise a civilization with capons' [cue Maggie Gallagher laughter]

Ya know, you get Maggie Gallagher with a certain kind of talk show host and all kinds of nutty things comes to light. Wacky ideas that either receive Maggie's full support, or at the very least receive no Gallagher-initiated refutation....

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05/13/2010

Flashback Thursday: Maggie felt gay marriages were a waste of attention

June 17, 1996: A Maggie who admits that marriage equality for same-sex couples only affects the percentages of gay people who wish to marry? Move over Cheri Oteri: This version of Maggie may have just replaced you as the 1996...

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05/10/2010

NOM, uh, nay: In Kagan, Maggie sees less potential to hurt future gays

Finally, Maggie Gallagher makes a prediction we can get behind: [Elena] Kagan waded into the DOMA case, amending a brief that offered “responsible procreation” as a reason for DOMA to instead explicitly reject procreation and child wellbeing as a reason...

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05/07/2010

Ready, Ames, hire: Iowan Methodist ladies who lunch enlist Maggie's Company

Heads (and video camera) up, Iowans: Maggie Gallagher, Founder of National Organization for Marriage, will be the Keynote Speaker at Methodist Laity Reform Movement’s annual meeting on Saturday, May 8, 2010. Gateway Hotel in Ames – Highway 30, exit 146...

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04/30/2010

A glass house vs. a White House

Maggie Gallagher is someone who, through her prominent and self-determined work to stop America's gay couples from equal rights, stubbornly insists on misrepresenting certain situations (i.e. the Ocean Grove, NJ, tax matter) so that it makes her anti-equality fight seem...

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04/20/2010

Because it's her homo-hostile precedency that matters

A few people have written to ask why I, Jeremy, haven't written about Maggie Gallagher stepping down as president of the National Organization For Marriage so that Brian Brown can take that top seat. So here's the simple answer: Because...

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04/11/2010

Maggie at Franciscan: All is shared except for a roadmap to easy, obtainable, inevitable peace

We've all heard Maggie Gallagher's fallacious talking points a billion times. But to hear her true motivations, you have to get her in a venue of likeminded Catholics where she'll pour her heart out in ways that prove she has...

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04/05/2010

Video: For every one of Maggie's laughs there are ten times as many gay kids crying

She just amuses herself so damn much: Maggie at Southern Evangelical Seminary, 4/01/10 Yea, Maggie? Humans have always come up with "the same basic marriage idea" throughout history? Well maybe if you are willing to give up your free will...

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04/02/2010

Because it's past time her work had an anthem

Maggie May (Come For Your Rights Next) Wake up Maggie, I think I got something to say to you: It's early April and it's the American public you're still out to fool. I know my life keeps you in shoes...

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Maggie's desired 'change': Does it encompass more than our ring fingers?

These days, you will never hear Maggie Gallagher supporting the idea that gays can and should "change." That's because she knows that as the face of anti-marriage equality in this nation, she needs to cultivate a larger band of followers...

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04/01/2010

ARCHIVED: Maggie Gallagher and Robert George on AFA Radio

The two top NOMmers, Maggie Gallagher and Robert George, appeared this afternoon on the American Family Association's "SoundRezn" radio show. And you know, it's no surprise that the hosts and producers would spell "sound reason" incorrectly, because from what we...

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03/31/2010

Taking people's $14 to stop a non-problem: Either smartest or most ignoble April Fool's prank of the year

Tomorrow night, on the appropriately foolhardy date of April 1, Maggie Gallagher and her colleague/boss/fellow traveler down the path of unfortunate civil rights history, Robert George, will appear at North Carolina's Southern Evangelical Seminary, where they'll work to tell this...

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03/26/2010

The rosary vs. the ring finger: St. Paul, Minnesota edition

Look out, Minnesota. The man who most everyone involved on the pro-Prop 8 side of the debate credits as being the sole most important guiding voice, Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, is coming to St. Paul next month to rally Catholics for...

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It's Maggie's GOP, others just struggle to freethink within it

This is Maggie Gallagher's assessment of the current Republican party: "Bottom line: I think Tom Campbell is about to find out, as Dede Scozzafava did, that it is not a good idea to be for gay marriage if you are...

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03/18/2010

And being a homo wrecker is better, Maggie?

About Rielle Hunter and her comments to GQ regarding John and Elizabeth Edwards' state of affairs, marriage equality's most indefatigable foe, Maggie Gallagher, offers up the following quip: "I have never seen a more aggressive display of narcissism: blaming [Elizabeth...

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03/10/2010

NOM links Noam -- but why?

Without explanation or any commentary beyond a headline, Maggie Gallagher has today used her space on the National Review's "Corner" blog to link to a video of Noam Chomsky. The subject? The one thing that Maggie makes tougher for those...

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03/08/2010

Maggie sings the tune -- so why not support the band?

Fred Karger has a question for "traditional marriage's" biggest champion, Maggie Gallagher: "Are You Even Married, Maggie? No one has ever seen your husband. You attend countless marriage events, chock full of married couples, celebrating marriage, yet you always, always...

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03/04/2010

'Live and let [the majority vote on minority rights in costly, fallacious campaigns that I craft with high dollar PR firms]'

Maggie Gallagher has printed yet another piece that paints pro-marriage equality politicians as the enemy of the Catholic Church. Fine. Let her. It's starting to look silly at this point. However, we do want to look at these two lines...

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02/24/2010

Maggie the Marriage Ban Whisperer

West Virginia anti-equality advocates took a hit yesterday in the state house. So tomorrow, they'll bring out the big guns: WHO: The Family Policy Council of West Virginia will hold a press conference during its "Let Us Vote" marriage rally...

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Gee, wonder why they aren't trying to recruit constitutional law scholars instead

Maggie Gallagher and Robert George (the two highest ranking NOMmers) sure do get around. Last night they were at Brigham Young University to support Cardinal Francis George, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Archbishop of Chicago,...

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02/17/2010

Late '90s Maggie: Fed govt. shouldn't be a weapon (until George W. Bush gets in office)

In a syndicated column published in March of 1998, Maggie Gallagher said the following about a lower court ruling that sided in favor of equality as it applies (or at least should apply) to the Boy Scouts: Uhm, okay. But...

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02/16/2010

To us, they're nephews. To Maggie, they're potential votes against us.

My husband and I have three little nephews in our life, ranging in ages from one to nearly-eight. All three were in our wedding. All three are around us on a regular basis. All three have known us since they...

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02/12/2010

As the white adult put it...

Maggie Gallagher disagrees with Rosie O'Donnell about what constitutes a family. Which is about as shocking as saying that the Easter Bunny disagrees with vegans about what kind of product is suitable for children's baskets. But what is odd in...

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