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02/27/2014

Heritage Foundation's Anderson: I know several gay people opposed to own equality

Despite admitting in his college newspaper that gay people have a calling to be "chaste," Heritage Foundation staffer Ryan T. Anderson says he has "several" gay friends in his personal life (don't all social conservatives)? And even though those of...

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FRC will never stop branding marriage equality activists as 'evil'

After running down the writing on the wall regarding the many losses and likely losses on the marriage horizon, the Family Research Council once again instructs its supports to pray against "evil" same-sex marriages and those of us who support...

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No, NOM—your carefully spun stories are the same; the bigger story is peaceful

Reacting to Gov. Jan Brewer's veto of Arizona's license-to-discriminate bill, the National Organization for [clearly more than just] Marriage [Discrimination] wrote the following: Wherever marriage is redefined, the story is the same: florists, photographers, bakers, caterers, social hall owners—anyone who...

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CNN hosts Peter Sprigg twice in as many hours

Yesterday, as social conservatives struggled to persuade America that the now-dead Arizona law wasn't really discriminatory, CNN chose an interesting pundit for two key on-air slots. They chose a man who sits on the board of PFOX, an organization that...

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02/26/2014

BREAKING: Gov. Brewer vetoes Arizona license-to-discriminate bill!

We won. Gov. Brewer delivered a pretty strong rebuke of Senate Bill 1062! More of these fights to come. *EARLIER: My piece on what is motivating these bills: These 'license to discriminate' bills: What they're doing and why they're doing...

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Everything bigger: TX one state closer to marriage equality

The historic wins never stop coming! Federal judge voids Texas’ gay marriage ban, though he delays order from taking effect immediately [Dallas Morning News]

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AFA's Fischer: Criticism of Uganda's 'jail the gays' law is also a modern version of Jim Crow

It's not just the idea that anti-gay Christians must serve gay people that constitutes a new form of Jim Crow. No, no—according to this AFA senior staffer, criticizing Uganda's shocking law that literally imprisons gay people is also a modern...

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Don't be discriminatory and disingenuous, ADF!

In a recent CNN appearance, Alliance Defending Freedom senior vice president Douglas Napier denied that license-to-discriminate laws like the one under scrutiny in Arizona could be used to deny gay customers at restaurants. However, he is flat-out lying, even by...

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READ: FRC's three-part plan toward legally divorcing, proudly oppressing LGBT people

First they want to implement a new version of DOMA so that they can stop judges in non-equality states from using the obvious precedents to open up marriage equality. Then they want to completely roll back all marriage equality from...

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'Militant cadre of radicals'

In the Nation Organization for Marriage's latest, which is one of the most desperate pleas for cash in the organization's nearly seven years of existence, president Brian Brown (/his ghostwriter) has a freshly minted branding for those of us who...

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So Cathi Herrod, it's just a coincidence that you pushed to 'change' gay people?

If you've been following any of the coverage about Arizona's heinous proposal to allow business owners to essentially turn away LGBT (and other) customers for just about any reason, so long as they cite their faith as the basis, then...

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02/25/2014

Photo: On federal court steps, Michigan's anti-gay side makes its best legal argument

From outside federal court in Detroit, where a hearing on marriage equality began: No word if their counselors plan to submit God's line as official evidence in these civil law proceedings.

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American Family Association senior analyst: Imprisoning gays = 'winnable war'

The biggest liability the American Family Association has ever employed, Bryan Fischer, said the following about Uganda's new law that imprisons gay people: [AFA's Bryan Fischer] He's kind of right, in a way. I mean, because people like him did...

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Video: New propaganda video reminds us that brute hostility is still an American reality, too

Longing for the days when homosexuality was seen as "perversion, a sickness, and even a crime" and using phrases like "brave new world" to address simple acceptance of LGBT people, this newly created video should serve as a reminder that...

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02/24/2014

Patricia Heaton didn't know about 'this homophobic guy' Bryan Fischer

After some of us questioned why a generally LGBT supportive (even if conservative) celebrity like Patricia Heaton would choose to give and interview to the most vehemently anti-LGBT talk show host in the country, the star of The Middle tweeted...

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California's anti-trans coalition fails to make school harder, less safe for trans students

I teased it earlier, and now it's official: The so-called "Privacy For All Students" coalition didn't get their nasty repeal effort on the ballot: Transgender Rights Repeal Misses California Ballot [AP via ABC News] Attempts to make already-vulnerable students even...

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GLAAD: ADF's Fiedorek equates serving an LGBT person with serving the KKK, burning Koran; Chris Cuomo having none of it

ADF's Fiedorek equates serving an LGBT person with serving the KKK, burning Koran; Chris Cuomo having none of it [GLAAD]

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Video: 'The Middle' star Patricia Heaton appears on America's most anti-gay talk show

In an earlier segment of this same program, Bryan Fischer, one of the most hostile voices in all of the radio kingdom, dedicated his time toward denying that Matthew Shepard's murder was a hate crime and telling gay people that...

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'Many homosexuals oppose gay marriage' (*We just keep using the same one because we really like him)

The National Organization For Marriage and its allies continue to pretend that one guy, Tea Party conservative Doug Mainwaring, is some sort of representative of "many homosexuals" : One example is the operative word here. NOM and its allies have...

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Both of Arizona's GOP U.S. Senators call on Gov Brewer to veto 'gay Jim Crow law'

Republican Gov. Jan Brewer says she will decide this week whether to sign or veto her state's recently-passed law that essentially allows public accommodations to discriminate against LGBT people whenever they are feeling too religious to perform the duties of...

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Scott Lively: Homosexuality should still be classified as mental illness

Here in a week when Uganda's president signed into a law one of the most shockingly anti-LGBT laws in recent memory, the American who helped craft that state of affairs in Uganda, Scott Lively, is now coming out against the...

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Banning advocate denies he wants to ban the marriages he does, in fact, hope to ban

The social conservatives decided long enough to never address their marriage discrimination in the form of "bans." They know this honest language is bad for them, which is why the National Organization For Marriage used to run directives telling its...

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California's anti-trans team gears up for expected loss

Today is the day that we could get out best idea yet of whether or not the attempt to repeal California's law protecting transgender students will go before Golden State voters. Folks on our side are cautiously optimistic that the...

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NOM to 'NY Times': Essentially all we do now is bully moderate GOP lawmakers

I was a little surprised to see National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown being so candid with the New York Times. In a weekend piece, writers Trip Gabriel and Sheryl Gay Stolberg find Brian pretty much acknowledging that his...

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AFA's Fischer thinking about NFL players' sex lives (again)

American Family Association senior analyst and spokesman Bryan Fischer offers this latest thought on the National Football League's potential drafting of openly gay player Michael Sam: [@BryanJFischer] Totally, B-dog! In fact, they're thinking of creating a whole new team around...

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Video: Southerners for the Freedom to Marry

As a twenty-one year Tennessean who will always have some gravy in my blood, Freedom to Marry's "Southerners for the Freedom to Marry" campaign thrills me. For the launch, they chose a great southern civil rights warrior: *MORE: Freedom to...

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It's official, sad, and disturbing: Uganda's LGBT people are in grave danger

The dirty deed is done: (CNN) -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law Monday a bill that criminalizes homosexuality. Uganda's President signs anti-gay bill into law [CNN] What is there to say? This is the year that the global...

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02/21/2014

NOM alters Pinterest logo for own promo; Pinterest not happy

This was sent to me from a Facebook group, where an enterprising member took the initiative to call out yet another one of NOM's bad practices: ] Another Pin bursting NOM's bubble. I'm watching this organization's ill fate like it's...

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Video: So Peter LaBarbera and Scott Lively's 'we love Russia' press conference went well...

[Michael Lavers] *** Backstory: New International Coalition Praises Russian Pro-Family Laws [National Press Club]

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Shorter NOM: Our Indiana publicity stunt was an unsustainable joke

Hilarious: [NOM] ** *Backstory: IN: Desperate pro-discrimination group NOM seeks activist judge willing to thwart people-elected legislature [G-A-Y]

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That discriminatory Oregon bakery: We've denied gay people on more than one occasion

I've already shown you how the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, Aaron and Melissa Klein, have admitted that it's homosexuality itself that they oppose and not just same-sex marriage. Now the Kleins have also admitted that the one incident...

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02/20/2014

AFA's reliably vile anti-gay rhetoric: Now with more heroin vials!

Apparently this morning, when I kissed my husband of eleven years and told him to have a nice day, I had an equally valid option. Namely, heroin. The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer "explains": "It's very clear that homosexual conduct...

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Desperate pro-discrimination group NOM resorts to pointed, personal gay-shaming

NOM is an anti-gay group. It always has been an anti-gay group, NOM messengers just used to be better about hiding it behind a "protect marriage" veneer. Those days are long gone. Check out this new horror story that reads...

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And another one: Oregon AG won't run cover for history's wrong, unconstitutional side

A fifth attorney general is taking a principled stand: Oregon’s attorney general said she won’t defend her state’s ban on same-sex marriage, joining other top state law enforcement officials in refusing to fight challenges to similar prohibitions. KEEP READING: Oregon...

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NOM's 2nd pro-discrimination march to coincide with Civil Rights Act's 50th anniv.

I've been racking my brain to come up with a reason why pro-discrimination special interest group the National Organization For Marriage chose seemingly arbitrary date of June 19, 2014 for its second "March for Marriage." This morning I realized it:...

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NOM lobbies for Kansas right-to-flout-nondiscrimination-ordinance law

While a bold statement coming from someone who has as closely monitored the opposition movement as I have, I will say that I don't think I've ever seen the anti-LGBT side so fully misrepresent an idea as they are these...

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Video: HRC calls out Brian Brown, Scott Lively, Paul Cameron for dangerous Russian misdeeds

*RELATED: New International Coalition Praises Russian Pro-Family Laws February 21, 2014 10:00 AM News conferences Add to calendar Location: Zenger Room Coalition for Family Values PO Box 2373, Springfield, MA 01101 PRESS ADVISORY Contact: Dr. Scott Lively, President; 413-250-0984; [email protected]

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02/19/2014

Audio: Tony Perkins' childlike innocence on inevitability; it's like he really didn't know he was destined to lose this fight—weird.

Why didn't the media tell Americans that discrimination was inevitable? That's what FRC president Tony Perkins wants to know about the time when his team's parties were more victory and less pity: Yes, many states made the terrible, unfortunate, backwards,...

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Audio: His own caller schools Tony Perkins on nondiscrimination law, gays, life

When Tony Perkins opened up his phone lines and asked his callers to weigh in on these we-want-to-flout-nondiscrimination-laws-as-they-apply-to-LGBT-people notions (and proposed laws) that are in the news in a big way, he surely expected the usual chorus of supporters that...

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Ryan Anderson: Anti-gay Kansas bill stops Jim Crow–style coercion

I'm not going to take on his new piece, because he essentially repeats his same arguments from yesterday—the same ones that everyone in his movement is making, in one voice, as hopeful strategy to derail marriage equality—and I've already responded...

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IN: Desperate pro-discrimination group NOM seeks activist judge willing to thwart people-elected legislature

As you likely know, the Indiana legislature all but killed the chances of ever passing a discriminatory marriage amendment in that state when it altered the language in a way that will necessitate at least a two year waiting period...

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Catholic 'ex-gay' advocate to high school students: Same-sex adoption is as 'similarly mean' as abortion

In a speech to Kapaun Mount Carmel Catholic High School in Wichita, Kansas, a speaker from the Catholic "ex-gay"-ish organization Courage, Dan Mattson (himself a gay man who chooses not to be gay), told the young folks that same-sex couples'...

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Mark Regnerus: Same-sex marriage will grant straight men 'permission to stray,' anal sex

In an hour long speech to the very Catholic Franciscan University of Steubenville, Mark Regnerus, the researcher who is now most known for the political opportunism and mountains of flaws in his "study" on same-sex parenting, continued to prove the...

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02/18/2014

How long before Sen. Cruz demands to see President Obama's marriage certificate?

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Obviously) has been on a bit of a gay-hostile press junket the past few days, appearing on all of the usual attack shows (Tony Perkins' Washington Update, Janet Mefferd, Wallbuilders Live, etc.) trying to sell his silly...

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Let us flout nondiscrimination laws, or else!

More than a few locales have passed nondiscrimination laws that include LGBT people. In areas where such laws are in effect, business owners must respect that protection, just as they respect protections that apply to race, gender, national origin, religion,...

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GLAAD: These 'license to discriminate' bills: What they're doing and why they're doing it

These 'license to discriminate' bills: What they're doing and why they're doing it [GLAAD]

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NOM endorses man who doesn't want gays seen as 'fine and dandy'

Back when he was fighting alongside NOM to pass a constitutional amendment in North Carolina, pastor Mark Harris admitted that he didn't want gay people to be seen as "fine and dandy." Here's that: SOURCE: Marriage Sunday–4/29/12 [FBC Charlotte] Now...

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Claim: People who fight LGBT rights for sport are costing GOP national elections

In an uncharacteristic moment of "journalistic" candor, the American Family Association's One News Now site chose to run the following claim, even though it is a direct repudiation of what the AFA does every single day: Dr. Charles W. Dunn,...

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In everyday supporter with no political role or weight, FRC finds new hero

The love him again! [FULL: FRC] If only they could run this Mitt guy in a national election against a historic figure who took the principled step to come out in favor of marriage equality. That would show us! Oh...

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Conservatives desperate to hide 'ex-gay' therapy's truth

With laws barring licensed therapists from pushing scientifically discredited "ex-gay" therapy onto minor patients already going into effect in both California and New Jersey, and with bipartisan teams of lawmakers in other states moving forward with their own bills, social...

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