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07/22/2013

NOM EXPOSED: NOM’s Roback Morse: Gays want to win marriage before their kids grow up and tell on them

NOM’s Roback Morse: Gays want to win marriage before their kids grow up and tell on them [NOM EXPOSED]

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Cohabiting couples are at disadvantage, says org that leaves gay couples with no other option

The National Organization For Marriage aggressively opposes marriage for same-sex couples and, when it comes down to it, always opposes even a civil union setup (even when they pretend to support them because local polling forces their hand). That being...

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Ken Cuccinelli calls gays harmful, unnatural, challenged (i.e. he promotes harm, unnatural hostilities, more challenges)

In a weekend debate, Virginia's far-right Attorney General and current GOP gubernatorial candidate, Ken Cuccinelli, said homosexuality is “against nature and harmful to society," as well as referred to being gay as a "personal challenge": KEN CUCCINELLI: GAYS AND LESBIANS...

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07/19/2013

NOM hero Robert Oscar López: 'Gay marriage is a done deal'

Robert Oscar López has written numerous articles against LGBT rights, has testified against marriage bills before state legislatures, has spoken at "protect marriage" rallies, and earns regular mention on the National Organization For Marriage's various properties. He has also said...

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LaBarbera hints God going to punish the West; takes conversation south

Peter LaBarbera is not feeling this summer's royal baby fever. Instead, he's knocking great granny for angering God: “You know, we now have the Queen okaying same-sex ‘marriage,’ and in the United States we have a number of states that...

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Video: This is the one where Bryan Fischer equates Mary Cheney's sexuality with bank robbing, drug dealing

Stealing cash from a teller? Slinging heroin for profit? Parenting your two children with your spouse of many years while seemingly holding onto very conservative values? Leave it to the fascinating case study in LGBT obsession that is Bryan Fischer...

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Matt Barber: Parents of trans kids should be tried for child abuse

He equates the kid's wishes with some other selfish demand that a child might make. He equates the parents' choices to child abuse: Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel Action tells OneNewsNow the parents of Kathryn [sic] should be investigated for...

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Two moms parenting on TV (as in real life)? Not on Alison Howard's watch!

The Disney channels series Good Luck Charlie is set to introduce an openly married couple that happens to be made up of two women. "THIS MUSTN'T STAND!" vows the Concerned Women For America's far-too-young-to-be-so-mad-at-gays staffer, Alison Howard: "They’re looking to...

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07/18/2013

NOM says 'ex-gay' group just trying to let gays 'live according to the Bible's laws'

The National Organization For Marriage (& 'Ex-Gay' Advocacy): On Friday my friend and hero Chuck LiMandri (who was one of the first to help us get Prop 8 on the ballot!) will be in court in New Jersey, taking on...

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House GOP concedes: DOMA is a Dodo

Goodbye, BLAG; we hardly knew ya. Chris Geidner has the deets: WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders announced in a court filing Thursday that they will not be defending remaining statutes similar to the Defense of Marriage Act that ban recognition...

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I don't 'blame' Orson Scott Card—I just make the consumer choice to avoid his work

I'm thrilled that the director and young stars of Enders Game are speaking out against Orson Scott Card's shocking ant-gay rhetoric…. 'Ender's Game' stars answer gay rights questions [AP via Yahoo! News] ….but I do have to pushback against a...

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Illinois' top 'protect marriage' group claims same-sex parenting is child abuse

Using the shockingly incendiary Robert Oscar López as her guide, the Illinois Family Institute's Laurie Higgins is now telling IFI supporters that gay parents are essentially child abusers: [IFI] Offensive to gays. Offensive to actual victims of child abuse. Offensive...

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GLAAD: FRC's Sprigg admits it: ENDA opponents want 'right' to brand LGBT people as 'immoral'

FRC's Sprigg admits it: ENDA opponents want 'right' to brand LGBT people as 'immoral' [GLAAD]

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Maggie Gallagher sticks to hobby of misrepresenting, slurring Justice Kennedy

For the past three weeks, the National Organization For Marriage co-founder and most visible face of the modern "protect marriage" movement has been telling anyone who will listen that Justice Anthony Kennedy declared a "fatwa" against people like her. In...

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07/17/2013

Video: Street preacher struggles to overcome British accent's naturally calm, proper, reasoned lilt

So hard to take the fervor seriously when it sounds so darn proper:

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NOM hero Robert Oscar López: Gay parenting is abuse

Just last week, the National Organization For Marriage leant glowing credence to the agenda and attentive deference to the opinions of one Robert Oscar López. This Robert Oscar López: Regardless of the condemnations and attacks, I stand by my point...

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Bryan Fischer already working to derail Liz Cheney's candidacy; guess why

A peculiarly-focused person aims his fiery tongue at a conservative scion and her U.S. Senate bid: [Fischer] Totally, B-dog! In fact, I think that's actually going to be her campaign slogan: "Coming in Wyoming's back door." Keep up the obsessions,...

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Queen gives Duchess of Cambridge early baby gift: Marriage equality!

Congratulations, England and Wales. Britons can now use their famously stiff upper lips to kiss their same-sex bride or groom: Job done: Queen signs gay marriage into law in England and Wales [Gay Star News] But remember, blokes: Prince Harry...

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NOM cites five 'wins' (four of which they ultimately lost)

The delusions are become more intense by the day. Check out the following, which comes from NOM's latest fundraising blast. The "I" is president Brian Brown: Our opponents and those in the biased media say, "It's inevitable. You can't win....

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Peter LaBarbera to Christians: Pray to dissolve Dan Savage's family, orientation

Nah, no need to call you "crazy," Pete. We'll just let your hobbies speak for themselves.

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PA: Even the Republican who signed marriage ban into law now opposes marriage bans

The National Organization For Marriage and its state ally, the Pennsylvania Family Institute, are on the warpath against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane because of the AG's decision to not defend the state Defense of Marriage Act, a law that...

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07/16/2013

Two GLAAD CAP additions: Robert Oscar Lopez, Ryan T. Anderson

Both have become ubiquitous on the "protect marriage" scene, with the National Organization For Marriage particularly eager to promote their views. So it's best we know what the Heritage Foundation's Ryan T. Anderson and conservative commentator Robert Oscar Lopez have...

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GLAAD: Forget merely anti-gay: FRC is a pro-'reorientation' organization

Forget merely anti-gay: FRC is a pro-'reorientation' organization [GLAAD]

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And now Maggie Gallagher is defending 'ex-gay' therapy

Framing the organization as designed to merely "help" gay Jews, National Organization For Marriage co-founder Maggie Gallagher is now defending the "ex-gay" group JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing): Chuck Limandri, my old friend from the Carrie Prejean, Prop...

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Illinois' 'protect marriage' group continues to admit true agenda: 'changing' gay people (#il4m #morethanmarriage)

This whole year I've been telling you that the Illinois Family Institute is unlike other statewide "pro-family" groups in that the folks who mind the shop will not allow their organization to be guided by more pragmatic gatekeepers like NOM...

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Hey kids, super cool Values Voter Summit will teach you how to discriminate (*with free pizza!)

Peter Sprigg, a man who has said he'd prefer to "export" gays from the United States and has supported criminal sanctions for homosexuality (that and more here), and Ryan Anderson, a young person who claims the TV show Glee has...

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07/15/2013

Rick Warren takes another obvious swipe at marriage equality

The anti-LGBT pastor gloms onto two silly and essentially toothless talking points that the anti-equality crowd is fond of using: [@RickWarren] He went on to add, "Platitude, platitude, platitude. Placating bromide and pandering cliché. God." *RELATED: Um, actually there *is*...

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NOM EXPOSED: To support NOM’s cause, NOM uses two men who reject NOM’s cause. What?!

To support NOM’s cause, NOM uses two men who reject NOM’s cause. What?! [NOM EXPOSED]

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Anti-equality young person Ryan Anderson: 'Glee' corrupts youth!

Ryan Anderson, one of the four or five young people who the other side keeps pushing forward in order to convince us that they are stand-ins for a much larger movement (Peters, Teetsel, and Seery being the other main subjects),...

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Run like IFI's exceedingly discriminatory shelf life depend$ on it!

The Illinois Family Institute is the chief organization working to stop marriage equality in the Land of Lincoln. The IFI also just so happens to be one of the most incendiary statewide policy groups work against us today, with a...

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ADF's latest attempt to take focus off their terrible court presentation

This is the graphic and text that the ever-deceptive Alliance Defending Freedom (formerly the Alliance Defense Fund) is using to illustrate its latest legal attempt to stop marriage equality in California: [adf] Ridiculous. No one is denying that Proposition 8...

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8 more white, straight-identified, male House Republicans who hope to turn U.S. Constitution into weapon against gays

The following eight House Republicans have added their names to the previously-announced list of cosponsors for the renewed attempt to pass a Federal Marriage Amendment: [SOURCE: GovTrack] This brings the total to thirty-seven white, straight-identified, GOP men who are leading...

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Group wants to impeach Obama over 'gay lovers'; oh and murder too, apparently

Far-right outlets like WorldNetDaily are trying to raise the profile of a new group called "Overpasses for Obama Impeachment," an org that whose primary activist consists of standing on highway overpasses and holding up nasty signs attacking the President. Because...

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Bryan Fischer links Zimmerman verdict to DOMA, Prop 8; because of course he did

A bizarrely obsessed American Family Association spokesman continues to work out his public frustrations: [Bryan Fischer] Legal marriages for adults vs. justice for the murder of unarmed minors. "I see your connection, Bryan!" exclaimed no one outside of Fischer's listening...

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07/12/2013

More Than Marriage: NOM co-founder goes after trans kids

The Catholic radio caller (first voice) is more than eager to conflate homosexuality with gender identity, claiming that gay (and opportunistic) boys can use transgender nondiscrimination/equal access laws to infiltrate girl's bathrooms. And National Organization For Marriage cofounder Robert George...

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Film company defends 'Ender's Game' (and repudiates NOM)

The New York Times has the statement: As proud longtime supporters of the LGBT community, champions of films ranging from “Gods and Monsters” to “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and a company that is proud to have recognized same-sex...

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NOM's co-founder: Anti-gay soldiers suffer under new form of Don't Ask Don't Tell

For years, brave men and women who wanted to fight and possibly even die for their country were kicked out of the armed forces simply because of who they are. In order to remain in the military, these men and...

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Prop 8 proponents try again to stop bombing, looting, wildfires, riots that marriage equality has created

And they're back again, folks: SAN FRANCISCO -- Opponents of same-sex marriage asked the California Supreme Court on Friday to order county clerks to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples, arguing that Gov. Jerry Brown lacked the authority to end...

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Listen up, class—Ms. Gallagher will now lead you in Boycotting Ethics 101

After making a point about how she doesn't really have to defend every one of NOM's actions regarding boycotts (even though she was personally at the shareholders meeting off which NOM launched its main boycott, the one against Starbucks), Maggie...

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Weird you chose *that* SCOTUS poll, NOM

In its latest fundraising blast geared toward raising money off the silly (/deeply offensive) suggestion that their discrimination-geared towards organization is the victimized one, the National Organization For Marriage cites this poll from conservative pollster Scott Rasmussen: If you are...

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Video: Small town; gays barred

Another great contribution from the Campaign for Southern Equality: One thing I find notable about the clerk's response is her insistence that she is duty-bound to follow the civil laws of the state of Mississippi. She's right, of course. But...

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Video: Before bobsleigh, a look at nasty laws based on who Bob's layin'

With plans for the 2014 winter games ratcheting up, so is criticism of the LGBT rights positions of the host nation, Russia. Because in case you aren't already aware, this country's policies are so lacking that it is now essentially...

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07/11/2013

'What is McCarthyism?' asks Gallagher; 'Not what you seem to think it is' answers Hooper

And here we go. Not only is Maggie Gallagher defending Orson Scott Card, a board member of the organization she co-founded, by saying the author was merely sharing his "personal views on marriage," but she is also using the historically...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM’s religious liaison says homosexuality ‘not natural’; like stealing, lying

NOM’s religious liaison: Homosexuality ‘not natural’; like stealing, lying [NOM Exposed]

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PA Attorney Gen. realizes constitution isn't bully club; won't defend discrimination

Good for Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane: Pennsylvania Attorney General Will Not Defend State Ban On Same-Sex Couples’ Marriages [Buzzfeed] It's like if someone asked me to defend putting ketchup rather than mayonnaise in my egg salad. Some things are just...

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Thomas Peters' continued sleight of hand toward California AG Kamala Harris

In a debate on this morning's edition of "The Diane Rehm Show" (with guest host Susan Page), National Organization For Marriage Communication Director Thomas Peters attempted to yet again make "pro-marriage" people every seem like the victims by impugning the...

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Video: Bryan Fischer links homosexuality to Eliot Spitzer's dalliances with sex workers

This AFA spokesman's bizarre obsessions are full-on out of control! Um, no, Bryan—Staunch LGBT ally Eliot Spitzer does not say that to gays. He would never even think to link his chosen actions with LGB people's sexual orientations. Only you...

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Hey, FRC—American Eagle isn't your ENDA talking point!

Ratcheting up its attacks on basic employment nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people (the same ones religious people already enjoy), the Family Research Council tries to claim a case that is actually a repudiation of their anti-LGBT mission. In a column...

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Bryan Fischer: Sen Hatch (R-UT) supporting ENDA because he wants to bring back polygamy

Is a Mormon Republican supporting employment nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people because he hopes LGBT rights will help him bring back polygamy? The American Family Association's most visible face and vocal spokesman is just throwing it out there: So many...

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07/10/2013

'Apprentice' host, contestant to headline NOM/ActRight/Family Leader event

Certainly not the first time the National Org. For Marriage has gone uber-conservative. However, it does seem to mark the first NOM event in which both a reality TV host (Trump) and his onetime contestant (Baldwin) co-headline: [Family Leadership Summit]...

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