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09/16/2013

VP Biden in Iowa: 'I could not remain silent' on marriage equality

Calling it the civil rights issue of our day, Vice President Joe Biden tossed in some supportive comments during a weekend (campaign?) speech in Iowa: Remember when Democratic candidates for President were fumbling over themselves to think of the best...

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09/13/2013

NOM EXPOSED: Claim: Boy Scouts' current president is a NOM donor

Claim: Boy Scouts' current president is a NOM donor [NOM EXPOSED]

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Org. that's long played political games with LGBT lives to lose even more team members

I'm beginning to think that betting on discrimination won't go down in history as among the 21st century's best business plan: "With the most recent cut, FOTF has 640 employees, or 90 fewer than in 2010 and 760 fewer than...

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NOM finds my family encouraging; seriously!

The National Organization For Marriage is cheering this graph: "Mainstream media would have you believe that the traditional family is no longer “normal.” In fact, just watching television you see shows like “Modern Family” and “The New Normal.” Everywhere you...

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Peter 'I'd much prefer to export homosexuals' Sprigg will now lecture you on tolerance

Peter Sprigg has said that he'd "much prefer to export homosexuals from the United States than to import them into the United States," that he thinks "there would be a place for criminal sanctions against homosexual behavior,” that the way...

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Does an agenda-driven, scientifically-rebuked movement that created its own in-flux status need civil rights?

Claiming that the rebuking of their scientifically-repudiated clams constitutes some sort of civil rights violation, the "ex-gay" advocacy organization PFOX is posing this question to its readers: [READ: PFOX] Click through to the link if we want to see their...

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Illinois Family Institute frames pro-equality Illinoisans as 'evil'

In this new promotion for its marriage discrimination efforts, the reliably over-the-top Illinois Family Institute is telling supporters not to be silent in "the face of evil": [IFI] "The face of evil"? "The forces of darkness"? "Children will be sacrificed...

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While we wait for inclusive ENDA, trans community gains equal access to soapy TV plotlines

The teen- and twenties-skewing CW network has set in motion the production of a drama about a transgender teen. Deadline reports: Written by Brooklyn-based writer-playwright Kyle Jarrow and executive produced by Michael London (Milk), ZE is described as a raw,...

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FRC prayer targets: LGBT rights = 'moral confusion'; Hawaii marriage equality advocates = 'forces of darkness'

From the latest round of Family Research Council "prayer targets": Since 1991, America has continued to defend the practice of abortion and has expanded its transgressions: legalizing homosexuality and other sexual aberrations; defiling the sacred institution of marriage; even rewarding...

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09/12/2013

Audio: Head of anti-gay Boy Scouts alternative says affirming gay identities is 'abuse'

Appearing today on Janet Mefferd's extremely anti-LGBT radio show, John Stemberger, the head of the newly announced Trail Life USA (i.e. the decidedly anti-gay Boy Scouts), engaged in some of his most anti-gay comments yet. No longer in need to...

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LIVE: TowleRoad and Freedom To Work's ENDA Situation Room

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National Organization for [Opposition to Reproductive Technology, Gay or Straight] #MoreThanMarriage

The National Organization For Marriage continues to admit that its true agenda goes beyond just stopping gay people's loving unions. This time, they are coming out against anyone, gay or straight, who uses assistance in conceiving a child: We know...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM seemingly moving forward with ‘Marriage Con Con’ sites

NOM seemingly moving forward with ‘Marriage Con Con’ sites [NOM EXPOSED]

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California infighting: Randy Thomasson vs. the 'Privacy For All Students' campaign

Longtime California activist Randy Thomasson, likely still mad from the public tongue-lashing the Frank Schubert–masterminded Proposition 8 campaign gave him back in 2008, is now coming out against the current Schubert–masterminded effort to repeal transgender safeguards in CA public schools....

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Audio: Anti-bullying programs are wrong. Because Dan Savage

Programs designed to fight the very real problem of anti-LGBT bullying are just some "leftist agenda," says longtime anti-LGBT activist Michael Geer. And Dan Savage, a man who created an extremely effective program geared toward helping LGBT youth, is the...

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On 9/11 anniversary, Focus on the Family keeps fighting 21st century's real enemy

Yesterday, while a nation both honored the 9/11 fallen and fretted over potential wars to come, Focus on the Family's Citizenlink arm ran yet another report on why we must keep fighting gay taxpayers from achieving legal parity. Even more...

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09/11/2013

Audio: Latest 'American Family Association Minute' is disgusting even for AFA

Gay people can never be happy because we are in rebellion against God. And in fact, getting married will probably make gay people's "torturous predicament" even worse. This is airing on conservative Christian radio stations around the nation: My happily...

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Former AFA staffer: Bryan Fischer speaks 'like a drunk uncle at a wedding'

Change is possible: "Look at the lunacy pouring out of the Christian right. Don Wildmon claims to defend marriage, but endorses twice divorced, three times married Newt Gingrich for president. Mat Staver and Matt Barber of the Liberty Counsel are...

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Oh the irony: Anti-gay bakery owner attacked 'Bully' movie; gay acceptance is 'a LIE,' 'communist mind set'

You know Aaron Klein, the co-owner of that Oregon Bakery (Sweet Cakes by Melissa) that is claiming to be the victim of bullying simply because his business was told it had to comply with his state's nondiscrimination laws? Yeah, well—look...

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Video: 'The homosexual agenda is all about…killing Christians'

Nero was himself a gay marriage advocate who killed the Apostle Paul, proving that the modern gay rights movement is "violent, destructive, and evil" to the point where our primary drive is to kill Christians. So claims this new spin...

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FRC needs ca$h so it can fund LGBT people's 'healing'

The Family Research Council is currently in the middle of a fundraising campaign, hoping to raise over three million dollars by month's end. To do this, they are doing what FRC does most reliably: telling Americans that LGBT people are...

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Yup, Ms. Chan—you're free to call me 'disgusting'; I'm free to let people know

The anti-gay San Antonio council member who made vicious remarks about "disgusting" homosexuality is doing what sayers of anti-gay things so often do: she's hiding behind a "free speech" claim. Video report at link: Elisa Chan says anti-gay remarks are...

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Southern Baptists continue to define selves by anti-gay exclusion

Gay soldiers who happen to have committed themselves to the Southern Baptists will have to look elsewhere if they want a member of the clergy to recognize their commitment to their loving spouses (or spouses-to-be): Southern Baptist Chaplains Barred from...

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Brian Brown: Gays are 'oppressors'

The National Organization For Marriage exists for the sole purpose—THE. SOLE. PURPOSE!—of denying gay people of certain civil rights. Brian Brown, NOM's president, has spent his entire professional career working for this purpose, first with the Connecticut Family Institute, where...

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UK's anti-equality crowd touts Robert Oscar 'gay parents are slavers' López

Robert Oscar López has connected same-sex parenting to slavery, has called it a "crime," and has equated it with the both "cultural genocide once used against blacks and Indians" and child abuse. He has also accused the Human Rights Campaign...

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So how did the National Organization For Marriage's endorsed candidate do in NYC primary?

NOM publicly endorsed anti-gay Democrat Erick Salgado, a protege of their pal Rubén Díaz. This is what a NOM endorsement gets you in New York City: (98% reporting) NYC primary results [New York Times] In the endorsement of Salgado (which...

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09/10/2013

Audio: Anti-gay conservative still pretending 2012 elections never happened

In a gripe session in which he and fellow anti-LGBT voice Matt Barber condemn "radical" Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for gay-marrying our nation toward Gomorrah, Liberty Counsel attorney Daniel Schmidt makes the following claim about how our nation...

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On eve of 9/11 anniversary, anti-gay Fox News contributor connects POTUS to Al Qaeda

A truly sick attempt at a relevant connection: [Todd Starnes] More on Starnes, whose most prominent role of recent is as a middle man between activists like Tony Perkins and the anti-LGBT spin they wish to get into the mainstream...

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Video: 'Homo Akbar'

In truth, gay people and our supporters simply told the business that if they didn't want to comply with local nondiscrimination law, then a great deal of us would take our business elsewhere. Then we proceeded to tell others about...

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NOM owns its illegal-in-all-fifty-states mission

At this point, what more can we say about the cake bakers who wanted to turn away a gay couple rather than comply with nondiscrimination law, and who then chose to close what had apparently become an unprofitable business? That...

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GLAAD: But here's the thing, Glenn Beck…

When it comes to gay rights, Glenn Beck tells The New York Times that he wants everyone to get along. So why does he push some of America's most hostile (and I mean HOSTILE) voices? But here's the thing, Glenn...

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09/09/2013

IL Family Institute erects wholly unpersuasive billboards

From the (incredibly incendiary) group leading the charge to stop marriage equality in the Land of Lincoln: [IFI] A few things. Jesus is not a member of the state House of Representatives. (*At least I don't think so. Can someone...

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GLAAD: The new 'Crossfire': Three who are pro-equality vs. one who is Newt

The new 'Crossfire': Three who are pro-equality vs. one who is Newt [GLAAD]

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Video: Springfield Bishop doesn't want homosexuality seen as 'a good thing'; thinks SCOTUS should've followed his personal faith view

Springfield, IL, Bishop Thomas Paprocki, like so many of our nation's bishops, continues the effort to alienate the majority of his own church by overextending his personal theological condemnations and suggesting that his view as unmarried, childless, religious leader who...

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Bryan Fischer gives Trail Life USA its proper tagline: 'Your gay-free alternative to the Boy Scouts'

Like Peter LaBarbera, Bryan Fischer is another one who serves the useful role of admitting truths that his own movement fails to admit. Here he is branding the new Trail Life USA organization: [@BryanJFischer] Exactly! The only reason this new...

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Peter LaBarbera's useful role: Pulling mask off his movement's 'nice' talk

When talking about the issue, the pragmatic politicos who are desperately trying to hold ground in a marriage equality fight that they are so quickly (and obviously) losing make considerable strides to deny that homo hostility is driving their advocacy....

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Video: How to sell an organization based 100% around gay (youth) discrimination

Over the weekend, the anti-LGBT coalition that had been working under the name "On My Honor" announced that their new, decidedly anti-gay Boy Scouts alternative will be operate under the moniker Trail Life USA. Here is how they are branding...

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09/06/2013

Audio: Tony Perkins would pull kids from sports rather than exposed them to trans students' 'twisted view'

He might even pull them from school entirely, if they weren't homeschooled already. But the Family Research Council would definitely yank his kids from sports programs rather than have them follow the safeguards and protections for transgender students that are...

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GLAAD: Naming the new, decidedly anti-gay Scout

Several options at link: Naming the new, decidedly anti-gay Scouts [GLAAD]

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Seventh Generation company repudiates NOM agenda

This morning I showed you how National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown is using the Seventh Generation household products company to make some sort of convoluted point about why we should discriminate against future generations of LGBT people. Well...

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Wrong side of PA history retains costly counsel

Defending discrimination is costly to taxpayers. Literally: PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR HIRES $400/HOUR LAWYER TO DEFEND BAN ON GAY MARRIAGE [Towle]

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NOM clearly referring to own efforts to make 'protect marriage' happen

Exactly! Thus the reason why "protect marriage," "sanctity of marriage," "pro-family," "Federal Marriage Amendment," and all of the other contrived fallacies are failing—an HARD. Glad we agree, special interest group that will forever be associated with these (and so many...

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AFA does what AFA always does: Ends boycott, fakes 'success'

Every failed boycott the American Family Association launches against a pro-LGBT company ends the very same way. First this rabidly anti-LGBT organization reaches an arbitrary decision to end the public campaign, and then they couple that termination with a claim...

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Brian Brown co-opts Iroquois longview for his own LGBT-excluding worldview

The National Organization For Marriage's president is deeply concerned about future generations. That is, future generations who are not LGBT, raised by LGBT parents, or supportive of the LGBT-inclusive reality of our Earth: As I think of our nation's children,...

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Audio: Loving Christian says you can attend same-sex weddings (*as long as you say spouses should be put to death)

I tend to ignore Kevin Swanson, since the radio host seems to have little to no influence within mainstream conservative circles. This one, however, is just beyond words. It's way too chilling to ignore: Whatever happened to a toaster or...

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FRC prays for Congress to stop 'homosexual abuse' of military

From the Family Research Council's latest round of "prayer targets": [FRC] Don't be confused. FRC isn't talking about actual abuse, the likes of which we all decry regardless of the gender of its aggressors and victims. FRC considers our mere...

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09/05/2013

Texas' second most populous city to treat LGBTs less like second class citizens

Congratulations, San Antonio! The San Antonio City Council today passed updates to city ordinances that ban discrimination against LGBT San Antonio residents in contracting, housing, public accommodations and city employment. The updates passed in an 8 to 3 vote, and...

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Headline that should've been moot by 1980: Arkansas social conservatives versus federal ERA

If you are a Baby Boomer, enjoy postwar 20th century history, or have ever watched a Gloria Steinem documentary, you probably know all about the federal Equal Rights Amendment and the opponents' ultimate "success" in stopping it. Today, the Arkansas...

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You get the card; LGBT people get the swipes

" Membership has its heterosexist privileges. " " It's everywhere you want to be (*if that "everywhere" is a place without LGBT equality). " " Never leave gay people's home without unnecessary political strife. " Those are just some suggested...

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More than Marriage: IL's 'protect marriage' group posts gay-condemning video

Robert Gagnon's "Homosexuality & The Bible" video is twenty-three minutes of the reliably hostile theologian condemning gay people and our love. Here's a cued up portion to give you an idea: Today, this very same video is the centerpiece of...

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