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05/22/2013

GLAAD: Opponents of Equality in #BoysScouts Project Adult Baggage Onto Supportive Future

Opponents of Equality in Boys Scouts Project Adult Baggage Onto Supportive Future [GLAAD]

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Freedom to Work files suit against oil company I drive miles out of way to avoid

The subject, Exxon, is a reliably low-ranking company on the gay rights spectrum, scoring a negative twenty-five (!) on the Human Rights Campaign's latest Corporate Equality Index. The lawsuit, however is a first of its kind. Basically, Freedom To Work...

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Gee, I wonder if Disney is okay with French coalition using Darth Vader for its anti-gay poster

Found on the Twitter account of NOM's Comm. Director, Thomas Peters: Translation: "Who Is My Father?" [@AmericanPapist] First of all—what the hell does this even mean? Just because Darth Vader uttered an iconic line with the word "father" in it...

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Video: Equal Scouting pioneer ponders blazed trails, brighter paths

James Dale:

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Liberty Counsel & Liberty Univ. personality proud of his extreme rhetoric; I applaud him for owning it!

You have to say one thing for Liberty Counsel lawyer and Liberty University Associate Dean Matt Barber: unlike so many in his anti-LGBT movement, he is actually proud to stand by his reliably over-the-top rhetoric. Latest case in point: He...

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Audio: Anti-gay activist compares Harvey Milk Day to Hitler

"Save California" leader Randy Thomasson tells popular conservative radio host Janet Mefferd why California parents should keep their children home today. It's because teachers and administrators who back Harvey Milk Day are just like Hitler, natch: *Source: Janet Mefferd, 5/21/13...

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Two top anti-gay leaders condemn anti-gay murder

Tony Perkins: "We denounce any and all acts of unprovoked violence. No American should be the target of violence - period. We hope and trust that justice will be served in that the perpetrator of this senseless act of violence...

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'National Catholic Reporter' commentary: Church can show it's not anti-gay by backing gay Boy Scouts

A welcome change of pace on the Catholic commentary circuit: "Though few will state it publicly, one of the arguments against admitting homosexuals as adult scout leaders is the unsubstantiated belief that homosexuals are more prone to sexual abuse of...

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05/21/2013

TownHall columnist: 'It's high time for…heterosexual America to stand up'

Considering I've been waking to news of a new anti-gay hate crime on what feels like a daily basis, my patience for loose rhetoric like this is really wearing thin: "No matter how many TV shows are produced about gay...

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John Stemberger attacks Canadian scouts: 'A joke' ; 'a group of hippies'

John Stemberger is the man leading the current effort to keep the Boy Scouts discriminatory. Yesterday, he decided to go after another country's young scouts as well: *Source: Janet Mefferd, 5/20/13 A joke? Hippies? Lacks esprit de corps (common spirit...

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'Ex-gay' junk science group tells Boy Scouts to keep discriminating; so score one for our side

Remember that moment in the third presidential debate of 2012 where President Obama was all like, "Please proceed, Governor," since he knew his opponent had unwittingly painted himself into trap? Yeah, well—that's kind of how I feel when orgs that...

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NOM's summer speaker, Rob Gagnon, calls me 'an abrasive homosexual activist'; my outfit welcomes this badge of honor!

Remember when Exodus International's Alan Chambers added me to an email thread of conservatives, revealing all kinds of nasty things that were being said about me/us? Well, one of the thread's participants adds more: "Earlier this month, [Alan] Chambers even...

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Scout's Dishonor: Gay BSA employee shares pain, hope

If found out, his bosses would instantly remove him from his job. That's where we still are with the Boy Scouts of America, and that's where we will remain unless there is a policy change. Gay boys and gay adults...

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Matt Barber accuses distraught New Yorkers of 'politicizing' gay man's murder

Last night, thousands of distraught New Yorkers took to the streets to rally/protest against the violent turn that has gripped the Big Apple during the month of May. The powerful and peaceful rally also included victims and families of the...

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'Heather Has [A New Book Shunning Her] Two Mommies'

After a school day where the teacher tells him that "God made men to be fathers and women to be mothers"… …and a zoo trip where add teaches him that all all animal families "consist of a male, a female,...

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05/20/2013

Report: IL has votes to free itself from marital discrimination's slipping grips

With just eleven days to get pass the marriage bill, this promising report out of Illinois: Advocates: votes are there for marriage bill [Windy City Times] As someone who happens to love both equal rights under the constitution and Chicago-style...

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David Barton: AIDS, meningitis are gay people's 'due penalties'

The conservative movement's favorite "historian", David Barton, wants you to believe that gays are inherently diseased and that no cure will ever be strong enough to fend off God's wrath: *Source: WallBuilders Live, 5/20/13 "SHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! The adults are conducting research!"...

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Are gay boys not boys? A look at the cruelty the equal Scouting opponents engender

Spotted at one of last Friday's "On My Honor" rallies against inclusive Boy Scouts. This was posted to the On My Honor coalition's official Facebook page: [SOURCE: On My Honor] So apparently it's not enough to deny gay boys and...

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Audio: The time VA Lt. Gov candidate E.W. Jackson directly connected gays to pedophiles

MSNBC's Daily Rundown just ran the following clip, featuring the Republican party's current nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, and attributed it to me. I thank Chuck Todd's team for reminding me that it exists: *Source: Faith 2 Action 4/6/10...

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MassResistance: NOM a 'no-show' in Illinois

I can't say I'd blame the National Organization For Marriage for laying low in Illinois, considering the team fighting against marriage equality in the state is one of the most hostile local coalitions I have ever witnessed. But this is...

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FRC quite literally pitting God against little boys who happen to be gay, good at knot-tying

In the Family Research Council's latest round of "prayer targets," the viciously anti-LGBT organization first declares that inclusive Boy Scout programs "will have the exact opposite influence upon American morals than its founders intended," before then asking God to keep...

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Anti–equal Scouting coalition: All signs point toward fairness, but trust us—discrimination is right

The paid organizers trying to keep the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy posted this reassurance to the "On My Honor" Facebook page: A way to recruit fake "victims," that'd for sure. But as for me? I'll stick with the polls.

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05/17/2013

And now in news for the naive: As long as gay scouts are banned, boys won't discuss sex

I've already done a lengthy breakdown of the claims that John Stemberger and his crew are using to derail basic equality for gay Boy Scouts, so I won't rehash them. But I do want to highlight this one, particularly ridiculous...

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05/16/2013

Supposedly marriage-focused NOM promotes Boy Scouts discrimination

They can say there are only focused on "protecting marriage" all they want. When NOM promotes events that have no purpose other than to keep the Boy Scouts' discriminatory anti-gay policies, they show their broader animus: SOURCE: NOM's weekly email...

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Married gay celeb challenges misconceptions, elementary-level spelling errors

Somehow I hadn't even seen these truly hilarious photos of young "traditional marriage" supporters standing around the National Org. For Marriage's "March For Marriage" holding signs rife with misspellings of basic words. But I'm glad Mr. Takei did see them...

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Anita, meet Uma

I love this news: Uma Thurman to Play Anti-Gay Activist Anita Bryant in New Biopic [Towle] The film is being shopped around now, so no word on when or where we'll see it. My original title when I first heard...

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05/15/2013

WaPo poll: Majority of Virginians are for *all* lovers

Lately, I haven't been posting every poll that comes along. But this new Washington Post poll, which shows a truly dramatic shift in Virginia, is certainly worth noting: Virginian’s [sic] changing views on gay marriage [WaPo] (H/t: Towle) Just a...

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GLAAD: Equal Scouting opponent says BSA only bans activists; is fibbing

Equal Scouting opponent says BSA only bans activists; is fibbing [GLAAD]

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Drug-resistant gonorrhea is a 'wage of sin'? NOM senior staffer 'likes' that

The New Yorker ran a report on the gonococcus microbe and the possibility that the drugs used to treat this particular part of Pandora's Box are becoming less effective. It's a concerning medial science report for most of us. But...

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What the Boy Scouts' anti-equality coalition is engendering

For the second time in as many days, Liberty Counsel personality and Liberty University law teacher Matt Barber has tweeted the following image, with the obvious suggestion being that Boy Scout inclusivity leads to sex abuse: It is vile. It...

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Video: French waitress comes out, celebrates marriage equality; your grilled cheese will have to wait

The anti-gay side just found its next "victims": diners who have to wait a few extra minutes for their coffee refills.

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05/14/2013

The weirdest anti-gay video you will ever see; I'm serious; guaranteed; just watch

Twenty mentions of the word "lifestyle," one instance of "rimming," and four sets of gloved hands. One seriously bizarre attempt to demean a human population:

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Video: United Nations Against Homophobia

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Illinois' top 'protect marriage' group posts pic calling homosexuality 'crime against nature'

And now this from the Illinois Family Institute, the state family policy group most determined to help our side win. The pragmatism-averse org. proudly posted this pic of one of its supporters at one of its rallies: [IFI's official Facebook...

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Minnesota either attacked by aliens, hijacked by terrorists, or blessed with marriage equality; you decide

When his organization used the state legislature to pass a (voter-rejected) marriage amendment, it was just fair practice. But when those in favor of equal civil rights for taxpayers in same-sex relationships passed marriage equality bill? Why is was a...

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NOM EXPOSED: Shocking Audio: NOM’s Comm. Director calls equality advocates ‘the forces of evil’

Shocking Audio: NOM’s Comm. Director calls equality advocates ‘the forces of evil’[NOM Exposed]

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Video: Illinois' top anti-equality group rallies by saying gays have 'deviant sexual lifestyle', are 'offense to nature and nature's God'

The Illinois Family Institute is the official organization lobbying against marriage equality in the Land of Lincoln. Here now, more jaw-dropping evidence of how deep their animus runs. Hit it, Peter LaBarbera: (*The guy standing right behind Peter is IFI...

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05/13/2013

Brian Brown's new one: Marriage equality 'damages society'

He's mad, condemnatory, and already vowing to spend money on efforts to ruin people's careers: “The people of Minnesota did not vote for gay marriage in 2012,”…“They voted to maintain traditional marriage by maintaining the status quo. Our opponents bought...

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MN For Marriage's onetime top guy, Andy Parrish, tweets at congressman, accuses him of not paying child support

If you followed the November "Minnesota For Marriage" campaign, you surely know about deputy campaign manager Andy Parrish and the over-the-top antics that helped our side immensely. Now there's this exchange with U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison: [@ParrishTweets] Sore.

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Rep. Bachmann reminds MN of overplayed hand that helped us get to victory

It's a great for equality. Someone who built her local and then national profiles around the issue wants to remind you of her outsized role: Right, Congresswoman. You introduced it and then began saying homosexuality is "part of Satan I...

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BREAKING: Minnesota passes equality; 37–30

FINAL PASSAGE in the Senate! Gov. Dayton is expected to sign as soon as tomorrow! We got ourselves a dozen equality states, kiddos (*plus D.C.).

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Photo: Marriage equality opponent digs marriage's grave

Political reporter Patrick Kessler just tweeted this image from outside Minnesota's Capitol: [@PatKessler] So at least we're keeping things rational and in proper perspective. *UPDATE: This would-be gravedigger, Don Lee, ran for the Minnesota House of Representatives back in '10....

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Poor NOM has another stock photo fail

NOM made this meme for Mother's Day: Only thing? According to the stock photo description, this isn't a mother and daughter, at least not necessarily. The photo is described as being a bride and her bridesmaid: The bridesmaid could be...

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FRC dismisses quarter of the nation as 'low hanging fruit'

With Minnesota expected to pass marriage equality today, our tally is nearing the dozen state mark (plus D.C.). But that is all meaningless, cries the the anti-gay Family Research Council, since most of those states are too "progressive" to qualify...

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IFI's Higgins: Homosexuality is 'destructive foolishness,' should be rejected (*kind of like child sacrifice)

And now this one from Laurie Higgins, the Illinois Family Institute writer whose penchant for off-message hostility unwittingly helps the pro-equality movement move the needle in our direction. The Left insists on abusing MLK Jr.’s paraphrase of Thomas Parker in...

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Minnesota For Marriage claims ownership of church, mothers

Posted on Sunday: Posted today: Okay, first off: "Mothers" is not a term in marriage law. What a sham thing to say! And the second one: Nowadays, the main people using the word "bigots" in these marriage debates are those...

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05/10/2013

GLAAD: Debunking the '10 reasons' for Scouting Discrimination

Debunking the '10 reasons' for Scouting Discrimination [GLAAD]

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NOM EXPOSED: The real threat is NOM tripping over its own layers of spin

The real threat: That NOM might trip over its own layers of spin[NOM Exposed]

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As part of official marriage talking points, USSCB pushes 'ministry to persons with same-sex attraction'

As the United Conference of Catholic Bishops ratchets up its attempts to shape civil marriage policy here in America, at least they are getting more honest about the fact that they really don't want us being actively gay. This comes...

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Roback Morse's latest: Only 'a few hundred white people' stood for equality outside Supreme Court

A few things. (1) Regardless of how many times the National Organization For Marriage and its staffers push the lie, they did not have 10,000 marching on their side. I was there, and I have eyes. Even NOM's own supporters,...

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