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04/23/2013

Every Republican In Rhode Island Senate supports freedom to marry

The Rhode Island Senate Republican Caucus just sent over a press release sharing the good word: As a united Senate Republican Caucus, we are proud to add our voices to reaffirm the principles of freedom and equality under the law....

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04/22/2013

Freedom, AFA style: 'If you are a Marxist, Socialist, Communist, Muslim, we are not going to allow you into our country'

Proudly incendiary voice Bryan Fischer of the aggressively anti-gay American Family Association doesn't fully agree with his caller that all immigrants must accept Jesus before entering America. He does, however, believe "Islam itself is one giant sleeper cell" and that...

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They want our rights and an echo chamber; can't have either

They want our rights and an echo chamber; can't have either [GLAAD]

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John Stemberger wants the Boy Scouts to be a discriminatory organization; here's how he's spinning that fact now

Anti-gay conservatives like John Stemberger own the Boy Scouts, apparently. Oh, and of course gay people, by virtue of being ourselves, are promoting/acting out/injecting/[insert scary thing that implies gay people are incapable of proper socialization] because that is what John...

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FRC vs. 'homosexual activists and atheists' (a.k.a. their scapegoats and cash cows)

Another day means another Family Research Council fundraising plea. Another FRC fundraising plea means another attempt to miscast the antagonists who are supposed destroying American and its institutions: [FRC email blast] Because that's the way the FRC piggybank works, you...

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Delaware's anti-equality group turns houses of worship into houses of *civil* discrimination

The state's major anti-equality group, the Delaware Family Policy Council, is encouraging local faith communities to pit their tax-exempt churches against the tax-sustained state: Bulletin insert created by Delaware Family Policy Council

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Video: NOM's Roback Morse says there's too much noise in marriage debate;

She, the NOM personality most likely to tell gay people they are only allowed to be celibate, energized fives and fives of people with a folksy speech built around city vs. country divisiveness and advice about closing your ears (/mind)...

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04/19/2013

NOM prez tells France to ban gays, save civilization

My pals at Le Mariage pour tous tipped me to this, Brian Brown's latest attempt to shape French politics. This is continuation of the "International Organization For Marriage" plan that I exposed this week: ROUGH MACHINE TRANSLATION OF BRIAN's LETTER:...

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Boy Scout document dump;lots of words about what today means (and doesn't mean)

Building on my earlier note about the Boy Scouts backing a plan to allow gay youth but not gay adults, G-A-Y reader Laurie J. Rich sends these along. I'm reading and processing along with you: Membership Resolution Media Statement FINAL...

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Every LGBT-centric thing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev tweeted or retweeted

I searched his confirmed Twitter account for gay, lesbian, and all associated terms (slur and non). This seems to be the sum total of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's LGBT-centered tweets or retweets. Mostly retweets and mostly benign child's play (although the third...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM defends B&B owner who said gays 'defile the land'

NOM defends B&B owner who said gays 'defile the land'[NOM Exposed]

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Reuters: Boys Scouts on track to end gay ban (***UPDATED)

This just in: (Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America called to end a long-standing ban on openly gay members, a spokesman said on Friday, but the organization's board must still vote in May on whether to ratify the resolution....

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Must you misrepresent everything, FRC?

There are lots of ridiculous aspects to the Family Research Council's latest video attacking the idea of inclusive scouting. But for now, let's focus on one visual element, which is kind of poetic when you consider this organization's overreaches, general...

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FRC's Kenyn Cureton launches new project challenging church/state separation

The Family Research Council's Kenyn Cureton believes that gay people are "poor, deluded souls" who are "simply pawns in the hands of their malevolent master," constituting "the organized, mobilized, demonized forces of hell itself." When it comes to LGBT human...

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Does NOM really think it can (or should be able to) petition the Supreme Court?

I haven't written about this weeks-old petition because it's just too silly for words. But since the National Org. For Marriage is ratcheting up the attention it gives to its "petition to the Supreme Court Justices"… …I guess we have...

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04/18/2013

Delaware's 'family' group shamelessly connects polygamy to 'same-sex advocates'

With a House committee advancing a marriage bill in the state legislature, Delaware's obviously worried "family policy council" (part of the larger Focus on the Family network) is trying to convince supporters that local marriage equality advocates are secretly scheming...

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The hypocrisy knows no bounds: After blocking/banning us, Focus on the Family claims 'silencing'

Earlier, I showed you how Focus on the Family banned and blocked me for simply mentioning a comment that THEY RUN ON THEIR OWN PRIMARY WEBSITE. Now they've posted this: Such "victims." Such hubris.

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And now there's video: NOM prez getting his honorary 'degree' in discrimination

We all heard about and saw photos from the event where Willie Owens' anti-gay organization gave cap-and-gown-adorned National Org.For Marriage president Brian Brown a piece of paper with no actual university attached to it. But now we have a clip:

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'Ex-Gay' For Life?

“I no longer support the ex-gay movement or efforts to attempt to change individuals — especially teens who already feel insecure and alienated. I feel great sorrow over the pain that has been caused when my words were misconstrued. I...

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Focus on the Family's Day of Dialogue hypocrisy: Deletes and bans me for simply mentioning what's on their own website

Minutes after I posted this, the moderators of Focus on the Family's Day of Dialogue (ha!) page banned and blocked me: [Day of Dialogue Facebook page] As I said: Whatever. They just gave me an easy post and more mileage...

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What advice would you give to LGBT youth? Share your thoughts, possibly win a trip

This is what I had to say: [Facebook] To share your own words of courage for LGBT youth (and possibly win a trip), head over to this Facebook page: [AT&T Live Proud on Facebook]

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Illinois' top 'pro-family' activist posts vicious meme from rabidly anti-LGBT Facebook group #glaadcap

"Heterosexuals Inspiring Pride" is a truly nasty Facebook group that creates vicious meme graphics. Describing itself like so... …this group has created graphics that attempt to connect gays to NAMBLA, that paint us as diseased, that say we are "changeable,"...

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Desperate to link gays to polyamory, NOM claims 2011 story as new

I've been noticing the National Organization For Marriage attempting to link the wholly (and obviously) separate conversation of polyamory and theoretical legalization of such marriages with the topic of marriage equality for same-sex couples (as in two people). But yesterday,...

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John Stemberger's obvious game: turning all pushes for nondiscrimination into 'promotion'

It's John Stemberger's way to suggest that LGBT people are seeking more than just basic inclusion, instead making it sound as if our mere existences constitute some sort of "promotion" of some supposed "agenda." For instance, when opposing a basic...

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04/17/2013

Delaware House Committee advances marriage bill

It's just a first step, but it's a nice one. By a 4-1 vote, the House Administration Committee just advanced the marriage equality bill (HB475) to the full House. While it's early, this does put Delaware in the running with...

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GLAAD: To an Anti-Equality Commentator on the Eve of a Wedding

To an Anti-Equality Commentator on the Eve of a Wedding [GLAAD]

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A picture that pretty much defines NOM hubris

Ever since their traction-less "March for Marriage," the National Organization has been trying to sell the lie that "over 10,000 marched for marriage" by showing the following photo: A cluster of people. That's indicative of NOM support—right? Wrong. Here is...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM's Roback Morse repeats claim that homosexuality is a choice

NOM's Roback Morse repeats claim that homosexuality is a choice[NOM Exposed]

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New zeal for New Zealand: Island nation gets marriage equality

Marriage equality is now in sixteen countries on five continents: New Zealand Passes Marriage for Same-Sex Couples [Freedom To Marry] New Zealand is generically talked about as one of the lands down under. But when it comes to the mounting...

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04/16/2013

About that bride on Minnesota For Marriage's bus...

The anti-equality Minnesota For Marriage is currently trekking around the North Star State in a big ol' bus. The bus looks like this: [SOURCE] Funny thing is, I've actually chatted with the bride half of this stock photo couple. Back...

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GLAAD: Yes, Focus on the Family, let's get the conversation started: Day of Dialogue is 'ex-gay' advocacy

Yes, Focus on the Family, let's get the conversation started: Day of Dialogue is 'ex-gay' advocacy [GLAAD]

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Pat Buchanan teases a coming Christian-on-gay war

Negligence passing as commentary: "What happens if the gay rights movement, as it appears it may, succeeds politically on same-sex marriage, but many Christians refuse to recognize such unions and continue to declare that American society has become ungodly and...

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Scott Lively associates swastika with gays who seek nondiscrimination

A man who continues to damage his socially conservative movement, Scott Lively, is currently running the following alert regarding the Washington state florist (Arlene's Flowers) that wishes to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. Gay customers are like Nazis,...

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NOM exploits MSNBC host's sweet moment with her kid, calls it 'cringe-inducing'

I already showed you that truly nasty attack that conservative writer Jeannie DeAngelis waged against Krystal Ball simply because the MSNBC host talked to her kid about marriage equality. Now look who is getting in on the smear campaign, calling...

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On night of national mourning, NOM posted (then deleted) this tweet

Last night, NOM posted a link to this SEVEN YEAR OLD isolated incident. NOM then deleted it, but not before the screen cappers caught 'em: (*thanks to Scott Wooledge for the screen cap. *UPDATE: Scott tells me he got it...

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04/15/2013

NOM's resident gay-against-gay-marriage says marriage equality is like Prohibition; I need a drink

Down is up. Left is right. Extending the freedom of civil marriage to same-sex couples is like banning gin. Thus goes the latest bout of "logic" from the increasingly "HUH?!"-inducing "protect marriage" movement: "Just as the Prohibition movement advanced too...

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What does this even mean?

(h/t: Joe) Of course we all know how Tony shows his "love." If his rhetoric accurately defines his version of love, then yes, Tony—you certainly "love" me more than I "love" myself.

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Video: Gays not discriminated against because straight marriages protect us all (*like the police)

And now Frank Turek—a man who, we should note is on record calling homosexuality “destructive,” “evil,” “dangerous," and "changeable"—will now "explain" why it's not discrimination to legally detach me from my husband. Spoiler alert: It's because straight people's marriages are...

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MN For Marriage recruits Glenn 'homosexuality is particularly evil lie of Satan' Stanton

The team trying to stop equality in Minnesota—which, by the way, is essentially the same team that failed to win at the polls last November—is currently on a road trip around the state. Their star speaker? Glenn Stanton, the Focus...

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ADF reminds North Carolinians of the theocratic ban that violates civil freedoms

This month, the magazine of the anti-LGBT Alliance Defending Freedom is running a profile of the team that ultimately tarnished the North Carolina constitution with civil discrimination with one of the most faith-based campaigns to ever reach any state. The...

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Canadian Human Rights Commission deals setback to NOM spokesman

For the past two years, folks who still work for his former employer have told me that Damian Goddard was fired from his job as a Canadian sportscaster for various, well-documented reasons that go beyond his public stance against marriage...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM launching an International Organization For Marriage; France connections run deep

NOM launching an International Organization For Marriage; France connections run deep[NOM Exposed]

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04/12/2013

One Dem in U.S. Senate openly opposes marriage equality; 'BIPARTISANSHIP!' exclaims head of GOP special interest group

Brian Brown, the Republican president of the decidedly rightwing National Organization For Marriage and the head of the unabashedly GOP ActRight operation, is pretending that the lone Senate Democrat who has come out against marriage equality (Sen. Manchin has yet...

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Video: Speaking through 'Silence'—GLSEN highlights, debunks Linda Harvey's smears

**For more on Linda Harvey and her harsh views, see her GLAAD CAP profile.

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WND publisher to inject anti-gay partisan politics into 9/11 anniversary

WND (formerly WorldNetDaily) publisher Joseph Farah thinks America is broken—ills that "rival anything we’ve seen since the start of World War II." The very first "problem" he notes—the VERY first one—accuses gay people of wanting to completely redefine marriage: There’s...

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One retweet in 24 hrs (#NOMomentum)

The National Org. For Marriage's president sent this request a full twenty-four hours ago:

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Anti-gay side has no argument against nondiscrimination and will lose; here's latest example

Check out this take on the Washington florist situation, which comes courtesy of Concerned Women For America staffer Chelsen Vicari: Now, while the radical Left is screaming “discrimination,” “bigotry,” and “hatred,” it is important to note that [Baronelle] Stutzman never...

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NBC News/WSJ poll belies other side's Want-It-To-Be/Wish-It-Were insistence

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll continues to show America the writing that's so clealrly on the wall: Fifty-three percent of respondents favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry, which is up 2 points since the NBC/WSJ survey...

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04/11/2013

Video: Bryan Fischer equates anti-gay movement with Jews in the Holocaust

"Remember when the Jews in Nazi Germany, they had to wear a yellow Star of David on their sleeve? I mean, we're getting to the point now where that's what they're going to make us do. I don't know what...

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NHL works to put discrimination on (figurative) ice, gay players on (literal) ice

A cool development from an icy sport: Amid heightened speculation that a male athlete in one of North America’s four major professional leagues will soon publicly declare his homosexuality, the National Hockey League and its players announced Thursday what appears...

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