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04/30/2013

From the anti-gay #IStandWithChris hashtag

The ever-charming anti-gay movement of America cultivates more "charms": ** Note: For those who don't know, "Chris" is Chris Broussard, the ESPN sportscaster who said openly gay NBA player Jason Collins is "in open rebellion against God." Matt Barber, Bryan...

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Explosive audio: 'Scouts Sunday' pastor calls LGBT activism 'satanic'; compares marriage equality to man-on-dog

Go listen to what that agenda opposing equal scouting is really all about: EXPLOSIVE AUDIO: 'SCOUTS SUNDAY' PASTOR CALLS LGBT ACTIVISM 'SATANIC'; COMPARES MARRIAGE EQUALITY TO MAN-ON-DOG [GLAAD]

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NOM's new anti-Obama photo is far too campy to offend anyone

Our President loves rainbows, money piles, and stoic looks. So suggests this awesome new NOM photo: [NOM blog] He's like Daddy Warbucks with a Pride flag! Richie Rich in the Castro! The Human Rights Campaign's very own Scrooge McDuck! This...

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What IFI's Laurie Higgins engenders: followup emailer calls me 'twice the son of hell'

I already showed you how Illinois Family Institute's senior staffer, Laurie Higgins, emailed a list of over seventy conservatives saying that I "promote profoundly sinful ideas." Now check this email, which a Higgins supporter proceeded to send to me and...

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IFI staffer calls my writing 'deceitful, nasty, and juvenile'; claims I promote 'profoundly sinful ideas'

This was just sent to a massive email list of anti-LGBT conservatives. The Illinois Family Institute's exceedingly anti-gay researcher and writer, Laurie Higgins, is the sender: Jeremy pats self on back, comfortable in the knowledge that he's doing something right....

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One refreshing thing about the inclusive scouting opponents: they admit they want to discriminate

Those of us who cover this so-called "culture war" have come to expect an opposition movement that will spin, twist, and misrepresent whatever situation is currently up for debate so that they detach themselves from antagonism. When they push to...

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IL anti-equality crowd hopes to shame Rep. Ron Sandack (R-Downer's Grove) into voting for discrimination

Republican lawmaker Ron Sandack has changed his mind on history and its right side, now supporting basic civil equality for his constituents who happen to be (or will eventually be) in same-sex relationships. In retaliation, the exceedingly anti-gay Illinois Family...

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NOM crowdsourcing its messaging

The latest post on NOM's Facebook: [NOM Facebook] As we'd expect, the vast majority of NOM supporters have responded with some sort of biblical argument, even though our debate is about *CIVIL* marriage. Though surprisingly, none of them seem to...

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04/29/2013

First Lady has Jason Collins' back

A lot of us 'mos have responded to the news of the first openly gay NBA player. Now this prominent M.O:

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ESPN sportscaster says Jason Collins is 'in open rebellion to God,' incapable of being Christian

Twitter is blowing up over this, a segment where ESPN caster Chris Broussard condemns openly gay NBA player Jason Collins. As usual, Think Progress gets up the earliest clip: ESPN Sportscaster Immediately Trashes First Out NBA Player: Jason Collins Is...

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Liberty Counsel attorney/Liberty Univ teacher likens Jason Collins to incestuous son

While the vast majority are applauding, the inestimable Matt Barber (viciously anti-gay commentator at Liberty Counsel and instructor/dean at Liberty University School of Law) is busy comparing out gay NBA player Jason Collins to a son who sleeps with his...

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Fellow athletes, stars, fans salute Jason Collins

**ALSO: First Lady has Jason Collins' back [G-A-Y]

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TV's top comedy promotes America's only acceptable option: full equality

From the April 25 episode of The Big Bang Theory: [Chuck Lorre] "Two men or two women?" ask the social conservatives. "What comes next, two and half men?!" Well, um—yes, actually: This time they'll actually be on to something.

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Jason Collins becomes first out gay man actively playing big-four American sport

In an article for Sports Illustrated, NBA player Jason Collins, who currently plays center for the Washington Wizards, has come out as gay: Why NBA center Jason Collins is coming out now [SI] So that history's now been made. Seems...

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IL's top 'protect marriage' guy pushes video condemning gays as 'broken'

As head of the Illinois Family Institute, David Smith is the local leader who works with national groups like the National Organization For Marriage and the American Family Association to lobby the state legislature on the subject of marriage. The...

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Local 'pro-family' activist Chris Young: God's judgement is coming to Rhode Island

The latest from a longtime voice of opposition in the state of Rhode Island: And it's not just us activists who are gonna get it. The silent among us can also expect a visit from a vengeful God. Just so...

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04/26/2013

Audio: Peter Sprigg repeats FRC's position: 'Homosexual conduct is harmful to…people…and society at large; we believe people should abstain'

What the group that is leading so many of the political fights against us truly wants: [SOURCE: Washington Watch w/ Tony Perkins; 4/26/13] Marriage? Boy Scouts? Employment protections? It all comes back to the fact that they simply do not...

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NOM accurately pinpoints its real adversary: America's fourth graders

The NOM writer pretends he or she isn't interested in a debate with a child. But don't be fooled. NOM knows this letter is the inconvenient writing that it all over the wall that'll ultimately stop their entire operation: No,...

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GLAAD: NOM's noticeable tone shift

NOM's noticeable tone shift [GLAAD]

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Video: HRC toasts peaceful heartland and its wholesome American values

I can't believe it's been four years: **More on Bob Vander Plaats' rhetoric

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FRC: Inclusive Boy Scouts at war with God; will ruin lives, destroy society

The latest round of Family Research Council "Prayer Targets" By embracing such “change,” the Boy Scouts would become a pawn in an effort to advance an agenda at war with the God of the Bible. We who read Scripture know...

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Move over, big gulps and trans fats: NY looks to ban another unhealthy choice

Here in the New York City, the finest grocery stores stock all kinds of pricey oils. From basic olive to the more exotic sacha inchi, oils of all kinds are at the culinary minded consumer's disposal. But while some of...

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Video: Hollywood for marriage equality

Kathy Bates is an "abso-fucking-lutely!" For Harrison Ford, "marriage equality is a good thing." Shirley MacClaine doesn't "think of marriage at all." Cher, channeling her Moonstruck character, says society should "snap out of it." And Kurt Russell is just kind...

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NOM's new 'heroic marriage champion': RI senator who condemned our 'vile affections' and 'acts of sodomy' #ri4m

In his twelve minute floor speech (/sermon), Rhode Island senator Harold Metts (D-Providence/Slater) viciously condemned gay people as having "vile affections," called "acts of sodomy" an "abomination to God," warned that ancient civilizations were destroyed for going against God and...

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04/25/2013

NOM writes another blog post, another misrepresentation (but I repeat myself)

Check this one. I'm snipping the whole post because you need it all for context: [NOM Blog] Okay, let's start at the beginning: the idea of a stunt surrounding a wedding. Does NOM really want to go down that road?...

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Convenient definition of 'heterosexism' ya got there, NOM's Jennifer Roback Morse

Listen to this short clip of National Organization For Marriage employee Jennifer Roback Morse speaking to students at the conservative Grove City College: [SOURCE: Ruth Institute] Listen to how she defines the term. Roback Morse makes it sound as if...

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Illinois' top anti-equality group: Marriage equality = 'human degradation' #il4m

Those opposing marriage equality in the Land of Lincoln give legislators another reason to stand against the harshness that has come to define their side of the debate. This time, gay acceptance corrupts the family and degrades the human person:...

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Video: Zach Wahls honors his family, his truth, his Scouts, his values

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HRC: NOM hits new low

I know many amazing same-sex couples raising children, and Andrew and I are ourselves in the process of becoming one of those couples. It's a very sad day when our political opponents resort to comparing our families to those that...

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Photo: Delaware church signs pits Jesus against civil equality, church against state

Twitter-er @zafojones shares this image from a church in Bear, Delaware: (@zafojones) Which is kind of like saying Vegetarianism > Oxygen. The former is a choice for every American citizen; the latter we all share, regardless of or individual commitments.

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He only tried to alter our most precious governing document so that it bans gay citizens. Why talk about it now?

He had no problem using our families for political sport. But now, at a time when he absolutely could (and SHOULD!) address his legacy, former president George W. Bush refuses to address marriage equality and his aggressive, multi-year push to...

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FRC: Gay Scouts cannot be 'morally straight'

We gay folk simply cannot be upstanding and moral citizens. So goes the latest self-delegitimizing view that a senior Family Research Council staffer chose to state out loud: "Earlier this week, I was interviewed by a very nice radio talk-show...

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Video: Fire, evict, ban, bar, and otherwise limit gay people's freedoms? 'Absolutely!' exclaims American Family Association's brightest star

(Right Wing Watch)

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04/24/2013

WHOA! Brian Brown compares gay families to those with divorce and death; uses 'crosshairs' imagery

A noticeable change in tone: "Lawmakers have allowed themselves to be fooled into thinking they have protected people of faith when in fact they have put those who believe in true marriage in the crosshairs of the law and gay...

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RI PASSES MARRIAGE EQUALITY

By a vote of 26–12, we just got out TENTH state: Double digits, baby!

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Audio: Rhode Island's Sen. Metts turns legislature into anti-gay church, debate into farce

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Video: Matt Barber calls WA Attorney General 'a creep and a bully'; compares florist to Jew in Nazi Germany

A man who uses some of the most bullying rhetoric found anywhere in the entire "pro-family" movement accuses (@ 5:06) Washington state's attorney general of being "a creep and a bully." Then, while addressing the florist who has been told...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM promotes anti-gay essay, backs discriminatory Boy Scouts

NOM promotes anti-gay essay, backs discriminatory Boy Scouts[NOM Exposed]

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Video: The campiest piece of anti-gay nastiness you will see all day

Janet Folger Porter has long been too over-the-top for her own good. Today our pals at Right Wing Watch turn us on to the Faith 2 Action leader's latest, which attempts to make powerful political points through absurd pieces of...

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Delaware Family Policy Council to supporters: Equality activists don't understand, mind God

The following instructions come from an information sheet that the anti-equality Delaware Family Policy Council provided to attendees who showed up at the state Capitol to support their discriminatory position: [Delaware Family Policy Council] Sure, DFPC. The reason why you...

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FRC claims homosexuality exposes boys 'to predatory behavior'; says gays are 'morally aberrant to God'

Rob Schwarzwalder is one of the Family Research Council's point men on keeping the Boy Scouts discriminatory. Yesterday on Catholic radio, he admitted that his work is driven by his belief that we gay men are immoral predators who are...

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Audio: RI anti-equality activist claims gay are going to jail families, kill priests, exterminate citizens (#RI4M)

The Drew Mariani Show is a very popular Catholic radio program on which movement conservatives make regular appearances. Yesterday, it played host to something that even the host had to (kind of) stand against: [SOURCE: Drew Mariani Show] I say...

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04/23/2013

Delaware House passes marriage equality; 23–18 vote

Making history in another state! On to the Senate. On to fairness.

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Audio: How to beat back years of far-right lies in thirteen informative minutes

Delaware state Rep. Melanie George Smith is my new hero. She's about to become yours as well

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RI Senate Judiciary Committee advances marriage equality; 7–4 vote

On to the full Senate, perhaps as soon as tomorrow!!! Times. Changing. History. Yay.

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Flashback: The time Delaware's anti-equality org admitted it supports 'ex-gay' junk science

Nicole Theis, president of the Delaware Family Policy Council, isn't so open about her support for "ex-gay" junk science these days. She surely wasn't open about it in the Op-Ed she placed in the local media cycle this morning. She...

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Leading #RI4M opponent: Supportive GOP senators are 'sign of Apocalypse,' are removing God from their side

Kara Russo Young is one of Rhode Island's most visible opponents of marriage equality, showing up at every hearing to have her say against both same-sex marriages and the gay people who inhabit them. She is also one of the...

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AFA's top spokesman makes far-right animus perfectly clear

And now this from American Family Association's top voice and regular host to leading GOP figures: Well I gotta disagree with your linkage, B Dog. However, we *definitely* should not discriminate against a political movement seemingly hellbent on screwing itself...

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Marriage equality coming to France!!

The National Assembly just gave final approval!! Better luck next meddling, NOM.

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Focus on the Family bears false witness against me, countless others; is a hypocritical organization for which I hold no respect

Remember last week when Focus on the Family deleted my comment and then blocked me from further comments simply because I noted something that appears on the organization's main website? [Day of Dialogue Facebook page] Yeah, well I was far...

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