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12/16/2013

But this is what your unchecked agenda looks like, Bryan

Linking to the story about the Russian actor who says all gay people should be burned alive, one the United State's most rhetorically vicious opponents of LGBT rights and freedom tweeted the following: [@BryanJFischer] *The Blaze link about the Russian...

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Scott Lively chooses campaign motto; 'Crimes. Against. Humanity.' lost out

You likely know that Scott Lively, one of the most proudly anti-LGBT people working in the public sphere, is making a soon-to-be-losing bid for governor of Massachusetts. What you might not have heard is the motto that he, the man...

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12/13/2013

Nope, it's *not* about cake (or much sweetness at all)

The Family Leader's David Barnett is absolutely right that the Colorado baker situation is not really about cake. Unfortunately, he's completely wrong about what it is about: The right to free speech and freedom of religion as guaranteed by the...

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We are 'for' marriage demands org that's never done one thing that truly supports marriage

The National Organization for Marriage talks and fights against same-sex marriage—daily and in full. In its six years of existence, this organization has never proposed one measure that limits divorce, ensures marital success, or in any way "strengthens" the institution....

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12/12/2013

Video: Pat Robertson warns of contagious lesbianism

Listen in as a 700 Club viewer and its host have an on-air conversation about how to properly quarantine viral lesbian so that it doesn't spread throughout the home: Oh please. Just don't drink or use the toilet after she...

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GLAAD: Bob Newhart, don't become the next Kirk Cameron!

Bob Newhart, don't become the next Kirk Cameron! [GLAAD]

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The anti-LGBT movement's goal is our criminalization. Stop pretending otherwise.

If you don't believe that the American far-right would love to reinstate bans on homosexuality, you simply are not paying attention. Check out these new comments from the executive director of the legal organization that represents the other side in...

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12/11/2013

Sen Mike Lee (R) to waste more time, resources, potential for national unity on unnecessary anti-LGBT bill

Marriage equality activists will be the first to tell you that we are not asking, seeking, or forcing churches to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies. Our fight is about CIVIL marriage equality. Churches and individual faith leader are free to make...

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Read: Anti-gay coalition sends SPLC-bashing letter to Secretary Hagel

When it comes to a movement that hates nothing more than its own rhetoric presented back to it and its water-carriers, there are no bigger enemies than those of us who bring more light to their extreme views. Which is...

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AFA's star spokesman: We need a Supreme Court that will criminalize gays

Bryan Fischer is a big fan of criminalizing gay people—that is not news. But with the Supreme Court of India's chilling decision to uphold an ancient ban on homosexuality, the American Family Association's biggest star feels emboldened to admit his...

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Shorter Focus on the Family: 'We support nondiscrimination laws that help or (or that we know we must)'

After running down a list of reasons why that discriminatory cake baker in Colorado supposedly wasn't discriminating when he turned away a same-sex couple (e.g. "he said he would've baked them cookies"), Focus on the Family's Bruce Hausknecht explains that...

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12/10/2013

For those scout leaders with discriminating taste in literature

Big news: Trail Life USA, the Boy Scouts alternative that was launched for the sole (and proudly stated) purpose of excluding gay scouts/leaders has finalized its program guides, both for the youngsters and their troop leaders: [Anti-Gay Boy Scouts] Not...

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Fiction writers working under collective pseudonym of 'NOM' again begging for fantasy tales' undeserved subsidization

The National Organization For Marriage tried (and tried hard) to get a Republican elected to the Oval Office. NOM failed (and failed hard). But that doesn't stop NOM prez Brian Brown from writing nonsense like this: We know from watching...

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And yet he finds gays unnatural?

LGBT people, who have existed throughout history, in every society, and throughout the animal kingdom, are his professional bone of contention. He has spent decades fighting against us, dedicating every shred of his professional energy toward framing LGBT folks as...

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Discriminatory cake baker posts editorial on bakery's website; goes after 'illegal' weddings that are 'contrary to biblical teachings'

Jack Phillips is the latest of the far-right's fake "victims" to lose in his bid to wantonly and willfully discriminate against a same-sex couple seeking his services. But rather than stagy quiet while lawyers sort out his situation, Mr. Phillips...

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Adorably wacky email goes after gays, pro-woman 'vaginas,' Madonna

This might be the best piece of hostile mail I've ever received: Eh, this sounds about as convincing as any of the baker-defending arguments I've heard from the anti-LGBT organizations.

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12/09/2013

Anti-gay Manhattan Declaration hijacks The Civil Rights Movement; snips LBJ's anti-discrimination speech, makes it pro-

This is what President Lyndon B. Johnson (D) really said: Perhaps most important--its influence radiating to every part of life--is the breakdown of the Negro family structure. For this, most of all, white America must accept responsibility. It flows from...

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Robert Knight: 'Peter [LaBarbera] is today's Paul Revere

Paul Revere famously warned Colonial soldiers of impending battle that would ultimately involve bloodshed and death. According to conservative activist Robert Knight (who has worked with just about every leading anti-LGBT org and himself helped draft DOMA), the fitting parallel...

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Bryan Fischer's latest 'logic': LGBT nondiscrimination = 'secular theocracy'

Bryan Fischer just can't escape religious terminology: "Dogma"? "Theocracy"? "Heretic"? "The Inquisition"? Bryan uses the allusions (/illusions) because he and his movement have wrapped their entire viewpoint in the shroud of the New Testament. He cannot (or will not) accept...

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DEAR AMY: If the Grinch wants to steal my sexual orientation, should I give in to his reindeer games?

If you've read my book, you know that the holidays were the backdrop for my own line in the sand between family erasure and family acceptance. But I'm far from alone in that scene, with the heightened yuletide environment and...

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DEAR AMY: If the Grinch wants to steal my sexual orientation, should I give in to his reindeer games?

If you've read my book, you know that the holidays were the backdrop for my own line in the sand between family erasure and family acceptance. But I'm far from alone in that scene, with the heightened yuletide environment and...

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The Ruth Institute: Photographing a same-sex marriage like tattooing a swastika

The latest from the Ruth Institute, a former affiliate of the National Organization For Marriage: [Ruth Institute] This from the same organization that recently equated same-sex marriage with slavery. Because Christian love, ya know?

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Protecting vulnerable people from discrimination makes you non-Christian?

In a new ad that's drummed up lots of attention over the past week, Democratic U.S Senator Mark Pryor (AR) professes to be a bible-believing Christian for whom God is "my compass, my North Star." Yet this simply cannot be...

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12/06/2013

Louisiana: Republican state senator refers to Tony Perkins as 'extremist' associated with hate group

As you may or may not know, rabidly anti-LGBT figure Tony Perkins is considering seeking a U.S. House seat that is opening up in his home state of Louisiana. If he were to move forward, this would obviously lead people...

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Yet another Alliance Defending Freedom defendant all like, 'but, but—you said we're the victims!'

Once again, a judge is telling the far right's fake "victims" what we all told them long ago: that you can't just discriminate against gay couples because you and your personal faith beliefs feel like it. The ACLU brings the...

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GLAAD: Parade of nonsense: On the 'Kinky Boots' non-controversy

Parade of nonsense: On the 'Kinky Boots' non-controversy [GLAAD]

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Video: ESPN's Chris Broussard doubles down on saying Jason Collins is in 'open rebellion to God'; 'I don't have a problem with the way I articulated it'

ESPN commentator Chris Broussard made national headlines when he claimed that openly gay basketball player Jason Collins is living "in open rebellion to God." Now listen to him continue to claim he simply "disagrees" with Collins and that his condemnation...

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NOM: It's 'outrageous' how equality activists outraise us

I've written several posts about the odd and duplicitous way that National Organization For Marriage personalities refer to their historic losses in the 2012 election, specifically how they overlook the fact that our side's fundraising advantage in those races is...

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12/05/2013

Credible science vs. Peter 'I'd prefer to export homosexuals from the United States' Sprigg

The American Medical Association vocally opposes the ban on gay male blood donation because the AMA knows that (a) medical science is at a point where all blood donations can be (and are) vigorously screened for HIV/AIDS and (b) being...

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Having lost on marriage, IL's anti-LGBT org. takes to equating same-sex marriage with junk food

The anti-LGBT Illinois Family Institute has lots of extra energy to exert these days, what with never again having to fight the now-decided battle over marriage equality. Thus they have plenty of time to make fake nutritional labels, which are...

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NOM now half-step away from watching people have sex, making sure intercourse is proper and procreative

Modamily is a new website where people can match with folks who wish to become or to help others become parents. Everyone who uses the site chooses to do so on his or her own volition, and each individual knows...

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Audio: Cincinnati radio host thoroughly smacks down AFA's Bryan Fischer; 'why are you losing sleep over this?!'

Making the point that cross-dressing and drag in entertainment has a long history ranging from Shakespeare to Milton Berle, Ohio radio host Scott Spear throughly clobbered Bryan Fischer and his current obsession regarding the Macy's parade. It's quite delicious:

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'They are going to hate us': How an aggressive anti-LGBT movement 'justifies' radical discrimination

Of all of the lines that the anti-LGBT conservatives use to "justify" their radical push for discrimination, this kind of thing might just annoy me the most: [Via Matt Barber's twitter feed] I hear social conservatives say it all the...

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12/04/2013

GLAAD: Anti-trans forces not waiting for ballot initiative to fail, looking for 'victims'

Anti-trans forces not waiting for ballot initiative to fail, looking for "victims" [GLAAD]

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Audio: Brad Dacus, leading opponent of CA's trans rights law, prays LGBT people out of 'Satan's dominion'

Brad Dacus is one of the figures leading the charge to repeal California's law protecting transgender students. On the most recent agenda of his radio show, he admitted what his fight is really all about. After interviewing both an "ex-transgender"...

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Melissa Klein shunned a lesbian customer because of her 'lifestyle'—but is 'shocked' at how mean people are

Melissa Klein made national headlines when she and her husband told a lesbian customer that they could not and would not make a cake for her wedding ceremony. But she's the "victim" of course: SOURCE: Focus on the Family "Better...

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Shimon Peres lights a candle for peace

Happy Chanukah: Israeli President Endorses Gay Marriage [J.M.G.] It's a workable plan for peace in the region, if you ask me. If there's anything that can heal decades of tension, it's a meticulously stocked open bar at a gay wedding....

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Photo: Anita Bryant out of exile, posing with Marie Osmond

Something tells me that Osmond, a professed equality ally with a lesbian daughter, might regret this post: Marie Osmond [Instagram] (h/t: Dave Evans) Sure, they have a shared history. Bryant first sang "Paper Roses;" Osmond made it famous. I get...

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12/03/2013

Wholly undeserving NOM butts its way into 'Giving Tuesday'

The 92nd Street Y, a progressive organization based in NYC, started the do-gooder idea known as "Giving Tuesday." NOM, a discriminatory organization based in myth, is determined to kill its spirit: [NOM's latest beg for cash] I take it back,...

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In fury to attack gay moms and dads, anti-gay group continues to demean single parents

After ten weeks of being a parent with an equally dedicated spouse, this writer has come to one conclusion: Single parents perform a nearly impossible act. Parenting is a 24/7 job, with a level of commitment far exceeding anything I...

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Org. that's rooted in a mistake knocks writer who made a simple one

Edward Graham is a journalist who writes words for money. I'm pretty sure he knows the difference between "your" and "you're." But leave it to the reliably reductive PFOX (Parents and Friends of "Ex-gays") organization to take an obvious typo...

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12/02/2013

NOM now comparing same-sex marriages to oblong tomatoes, mythical lake monsters

While many of us were gearing up to spend time with families that proudly embrace their LGBT relatives, the National Organization For Marriage spent Thanksgiving week working to convince America that gay cousin Charlie and his new husband Marc are...

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Video: Rabidly anti-LGBT Alliance Defending Freedom hopes to convince donors it is right, effective, winning — 2013 edition

It's year-end time, which means groups must put together highlight reels that insist the past year of donor-funded work was all worth it. Here is the 2013 ask of the ADF, the org that heads up most every legal challenge...

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Video: Obviously bright young man backs obviously right view of marriage

His home state of Oregon has yet to obtain equal marriage rights. If brave, awesome, and wise Duncan McAlpine Sennett has his way, that will soon change. When called to the Torah, young man Duncan makes the call for full...

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He who makes $200k+ annual salary discriminating against certain Americans calls equality movement 'anti-American,' 'bullies'

Some of us have made well over a million dollars fighting against the civil rights of certain kinds of American taxpayers, as we work amid a movement filled with incendiary voices who are out to tell our fellow citizens that...

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Olympic diver Tom Daley is 'dating a guy,' 'couldn't be happier'

He's taking the plunge in a really direct and classy way: Fichier sélectionné dans Sport

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Courts of law, politic, public opinion vs. Court of LaBarbera

Professional foe of the 'mos Peter LaBarbera will never, ever, ever, ever, ever accept a same-sex couple's ciivl marriage: "Even if the numbers do increase, for Christians, the reality is this is not marriage," says Pater LaBarbera of Americans for...

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Today in anti-equality headlines that help our cause far more than theirs

You can almost hear the monologue that was going on in Jennifer Thieme's head when she, the finance director of the Ruth Institute (a former affiliate that abruptly ended its partnership with the National Organization For Marriage just last month)...

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