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03/31/2014

At long last, a new ad for Uganda tourist board's 'Brute Suppression of a Minority Population' package

Some supporters carried signs reading "Homosexuality = AIDS 100%," the crowds sang a song called "Bye-Bye Homosexuality," and the president at the head of the rally spurred on the crowd with the line, "Oral sex! The mouth is for eating,...

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Cupid finally let's us know what's not okay (Discrimination. It's discrimination)

In protest of the donation that Mozilla's new CEO, Brendan Eich, made in support of the discriminatory Proposition 8, OKCupid is running a message that blocks users of the company's Firefox browser from easily accessing the dating site and encourages...

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NOM versus tolerance

In a 2013 CNN appearance, megapastor Rick Warren—who, I should remind you, has directly compared homosexuality to incest or pedophilia, has likened the gay "struggle" to anger or having multiple sexual partners, and has bizarrely mentioned both arsenic and punching...

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FRC's 'National Campaign In Defense of Natural Marriage' was a laughable disaster; so let's laugh: ha, ha, ha, ha...

Last night, right after 8PM ET, the ever-deceptive Family Research Council sent out a last minute e-blast in support of its rabidly anti-LGBT "National Campaign in Defense of Marriage." In that last-ditch blast, FRC claimed it needed 83,000+ signatures before...

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More from the rabidly anti-LGBT mindset that now owns World Vision's messaging

Ever since Christian charity World Vision reversed itself and told the world that discrimination against certain kinds of Christians (i.e. married, gay Christians) is perfectly okay, I've shown you several examples of anti-LGBT conservatives feeling all kinds of cocky, most...

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03/28/2014

Video: Matt Barber's website backs 'blasphemy laws' against @BillMaher

I swear Liberty Counsel's most anti-LGBT voice (and that's saying something), Matt Barber, launched his new website, Barbwire.com, as a stealth effort to drain the far-right conservatives of political pragmatism. Latest example: an exclusive video where a contributor advocates for...

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New poll shows evangelical Americans real-world effects of handing keys to extremists

I've used the sitcom test before, but it seems like a fitting time to do it again. Take characters like Mitch and Cam from Modern Family and replace them with the equivalent of a Tony Perkins or a Bryan Fischer...

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Chick-fil-A CEO's exit from culture war politics 'no less a blow...than the betrayal of Benedict Arnold in the Revolutionary War'

Remember the days when anti-LGBT activists were eating their weight in fried chicken sandwiches, thinking that silly stunt to put more money in rich people's pockets was actually some purposeful political act? Yeah, well—that bun-based ship sure has sailed! Nowadays,...

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Even top Southern Baptist Convention official knows marriage equality is inevitable

When Bryan Fischer tweets something like this... ...my ears certainly perk up. Sure enough, the development is a fascinating one: Indeed, at another point in his remarks, [Russell Moore, the president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the...

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Positive federal move in Michigan marriage limbo

Good news for those 300+ Michigan same-sex couples who were able to sneak through the window and get married before a federal court's pro-equality decision was stayed on appeal: BREAKING: Obama admin to recognize Michigan same-sex marriages [Wash Blade] Oddly,...

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WND publisher says 'God is truly the enemy' of pro-gay President Obama #tcot

No media outlet has done more to attack President Obama, his family, his character, his birth, his heart, his motivation, and everything else about his president than WND (formerly WorldNetDaily). That trend now continues, with WND publisher Joseph Farah coming...

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Video: Focus on the Family frames LGBT acceptance, harsh attack as equal 'extremes'

I've vowed to mostly ignore this year's edition of Focus on the Family's annual Day of Dialogue, since that is pretty much how the world treats it. This "ex-gay"-encouraging day, which is all spun through that "nice"-sounding filter that the...

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FRC prays for World Vision's 'repentance'

The in-ever-way-anti-gay Family Research Council isn't satisfied with Christian charity World Vision simply going back on its word and testifying to the world that discrimination against certain kinds of Christians is a fine and even good thing. No, no—FRC is...

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03/27/2014

Emboldened anti-gay activist: World Vision now must fire senior leadership

The anti-LGBT crowd sure is feeling self-satisfied, thanks to their ability to pressure Christian charity World Vision into embracing their hostility towards certain kinds of human beings. And now that World Vision has slapped all LGBT and LGBT-friendly supporters in...

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GLAAD: Anti-LGBT Family Research Council presses Mississippi to pass license-to-discriminate law

Anti-LGBT Family Research Council presses Mississippi to pass license-to-discriminate law [GLAAD]

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On World Vision's stunning capitulation to world's most anti-gay voices

By now, you've probably heard that the Christian charity World Vision, after first announcing that it would accept the reality of Christians in same-sex marriages, has caved in to some of America's extreme anti-gay voices and reversed its initial decision....

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03/26/2014

Video: When no one's buying your 'right' to discriminate, try AFA radio

Having little success with the public (including the Republican public), Heritage Foundation's Ryan T. Anderson today took his pro-discrimination views on business owners' supposed right to turn away gay couples to the uber anti-gay waters of the American Family Association....

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In which 'Washington Examiner's Paul Bedard rumormongers a new anti-LGBT meme into being

FACT: The FBI's hate crimes division removed two links that it had listed under its "resource" section, found on the front page of its site. Now this section only has four links, all of them either linking internally to the...

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Video: After all these years, Pat Robertson still harming Christianity's reputation

"We don't have that in this country here," longingly laments a notoriously anti-LGBT man with stoning on his mind:

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Another NOM social media #FAIL: Promoted #Marching4Marriage hashtag becomes pro-equality outpost

Today is the day that pro-discrimination special interest group National Organization For Marriage set aside as a "social media day" for its upcoming march on behalf of marriage discrimination. Only thing? Pro-equality activists had other plans, turning that hashtag into...

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Two year anniversary of us learning how divisive NOM really is/was/always will be #NeverForget

Two years ago today, we all learned the disgusting strategy that was in the early guiding documents of the National Organization For Marriage: In Secret Documents, Anti-Gay Marriage Group Looked To Divide Gays, Blacks [Buzzfeed] Of course this was also...

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Liberals set up 'NY Times' story to turn anti-gay Republicans into Todd Akin. Or something

Over the weekend, The New York Times ran a piece about the word "homosexual" and how it's naturally fallen out of favor, particularly with the LGBT community. It was an interesting exploration of linguistics, humanity, and progress. Nothing controversial. But...

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03/25/2014

Tony Perkins: Days ago, my daughter helped World Vision feed hungry; now can't because of GAAAAAAAAAYS

Tony Perkins is the latest to weigh in on Christian charity World Vision's decision to hire married gay people, and the proudly anti-LGBT Family Research Council prez is coupling his condemnation with a personal connection: Our family has supported the...

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Video: As inequality gets closer to kicking it, Idaho's GOP AG borrows bucket to lay out SCOTUS marriage options

Sadly, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has chosen to defend his state's marriage ban, so he has an interest in explaining why he doesn't believe federal repudiation of discrimination can and should invalidate defense of these nasty state-level bans. Here's...

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CA's anti-trans coalition sure is cocky for a losing team

The deeply misnamed "Privacy For All Students" coalition, which has already failed to qualify its effort to repeal California's law safeguarding transgender students' schooldays, is still pretending like this is an ongoing debate [PFAS] Well you can ask her to...

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Even Peter LaBarbera's own movement is leaving him

Having entered this "culture war" back when the most hostile anti-LGBT voices were still getting White House invites, it's remarkable to watch the opposition movement wake up to our changing world, shocked by how quickly its leaving behind their discriminatory...

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Christian charity acknowledges reality of married, gay Christians; usual suspects lose collective sh*t

World Vision, a Christian charity that operates out of same-sex-marriage-having Washington state, has announced that it will hire Christians who happen to be in same-sex marriages. The charity says it is doing so not because it endorses same-sex marriage, per...

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03/24/2014

Coming soon: Fox News reporter's anti-gay fear book fosters far-right fetish for gathering storms

Check out this ridiculous ad copy promoting the new book from Fox News' most proudly and pointedly anti-LGBT reporter, Todd Starnes: [The literary work of Todd Starnes, the Fox News reporter who serves as a middle man/shit-stirrer between the most...

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And what about the part behind the ellipsis, NOM?

The National Organization For Marriage has yet to offer an official response to Friday's historic federal court decision in favor of marriage equality. This even though (a) NOM has responded to all of the other pro-equality rulings that came down...

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Chick-fil-A CEO keeps alienation on the menu

In 2012, the far-right rallied around Chick-fil-a head Dan "gays are bringing God's judgement" Cathy in one of the most overstated and falsely reassuring political stunts in recent memory. Now, less than two years later, the same far-right is losing...

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In two days, we tell the world why we're #Marching4Marriage #Equality

In an effort to promote its second "March For Marriage" (scheduled for June 19 in D.C.) the National Organization For Marriage is going to spend this Wednesday trying to make a certain hashtag happen. Nope. We're not going to let...

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Video: ADF's Fiedorek: Lily from 'Modern Family' needs a mom

A good parent recognizes that our world is structured in infinite ways, that all families are both blessed and limited in certain areas, and that our kids benefit from exposure to all kinds of people. From culture to gender to...

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Video: The animated adventures of globe-trotting propagandists

The latest from cartoonist Mark Fiore, this time focusing on the Uganda fingerprints that the anti-LGBT movement in America thought they were better at hiding than they actually were: (via J.M.G.)

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FRC invites Oregon's discriminatory bakers to speak at Values Voter Summit

It's always funny to see the list of "invited speakers" that the Family Research Council announces to boost ticket sales. The list is a reliable mix of hopefuls ranging from obvious (Huckabee) to unlikely (Gary Sinise) to aspirational (Rush) to...

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03/21/2014

Anti-gay Michigan preacher: 'Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and our forefathers apparently died in vain'

Because gay people are on the road toward greater equality, two great voices of equality died in vain. Thus goes the latest pontification from the wrong side of history, weighing on today's historic ruling out of Michigan: "“Judge Friedman has...

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ANOTHER ONE: Federal judge strikes Micjigan's marriage ban!!

In yet another landmark ruling, a federal judge has determined Michigan's 2004 ban on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional. I'm away and writing this breaking news from my phone. More to come when I get back in front of a...

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Video Harlem's 'stone homos' preacher defends his penchant for pebble-cide: 'Jesus *will* stone you'

Last week, I showed you the New York City church sign on which a preacher called for the stoning of gay people. Now listen in as Pastor James David Manning "explains" what he really meant (which is exactly what you...

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Video: Something old, something new, something borrowed—something that will 'obliterate Christianity'?

Remember a couple of weeks ago, when Glenn Beck said that if people were anti-gay then he didn't want them in his circle? Yeah, well—here's one of Beck's favorite guests, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, appearing on Beck's eponymous show on the...

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Is there any advocate more disingenuous than a professional 'ex-gay'?

Speaking to the American Family Association's One News Now, professional "ex-gay" Greg Quinlan says the following: "I wasn't born gay -- nobody is," he asserts. "In fact, the American Psychiatric Association says this: 'There are no replicated scientific studies supporting...

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03/20/2014

Even Maggie Gallagher admits our gains = 'a lot more freedom'

Pat yourselves on the back, folks. Because we have been so successful in beating back the agenda she do fully hoped to inscribe into American policy at the federal level, Maggie Gallagher now has "more freedom"! That and other revelations...

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They're not going to stop at same-sex marriage: FRC prez advises man to not enter interfaith marriage; 'not all religions are equal'

On his radio show this afternoon, Tony Perkins proved just how far he plans to take his "traditional marriage" advocacy. In a jaw dropping turn, the prominent cable TV pundit and politically connected Republican advised a caller to not marry...

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FRC prays against trans people's peaceful urination, ability to fight and possibly die for nation

From the Family Research Council's latest round of "prayer targets": [FRC] Is it just me, or is the line about "confusion to confusion" the most confusing sentence ever written?

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GLAAD: Fred Phelps wrote an American horror story; his grandkids are writing legacy

Fred Phelps wrote an American horror story; his grandkids are writing legacy [GLAAD]

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Fringe anti-LGBT group claims Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade organizers thanked them for 'getting the truth out'

MassResistance (headed by Brian Camenker) is an exceedingly anti-LGBT organization that has been on the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of "hate groups" for many years now. However, this over-the-top group is apparently right in line with the organizers of...

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Matt Barber's pragmatism-draining website: LGBT activists are 'hijackers' on 'hostage-taking enterprise'

In a new column on incendiary anti-LGBT activist Matt Barber's latest act of political foot-shooting, BarbWire.com, senior editor and Indiana pastor Jeff Allen uses the word "hijack" six different times as he works to make people like me seem on...

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03/19/2014

Audio: Catholic League's Bill Donohue itching to strut his stuff in NYC Pride

Of course the reality is that NYC Pride is simply teeming with straight people. In fact, I'm always touched by the thousands upon thousands of allies who turn out to celebrate LGBT Pride that need not and does not come...

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Video: Diary of an Obsession: Bryan Fischer edition

Every one of the following clips come from one show. All four are from today's edition of the American Family Association senior issues analyst's daily radio show, in which the always-obsessed host talked about little else. He lashed out at...

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RNC's 'hip Republican' seems okay with at least one same-sex marriage

You've probably seen the Republican National Committee's new ads, which find D.C. based PR guy Scott Greenberg identifying as both a fan of thick glasses and the GOP. If not, here are the ads: It was already reported that Greenberg...

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To be clear, Chick-fil-A's Dan Cathy is still promoting anti-gay voices, views

There have been recent reports about Chick-fil-A COO Dan Cathy choosing to back away from talking about same-sex marriage. That doesn't surprise me in the least, considering his anti-gay advocacy, despite what his defenders claim, has already harmed the company...

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FRC launches 'National Campaign in Defense of Marriage;' claims gay parents 'provide distorted values to innocent adopted kids'

Here is the latest bit of disgusting politicking from one of America's most proudly anti-LGBT organizations, the Family Research Council: [FRC's National Campaign in Defense of Marriage] FRC is hoping to raise over $1,100,000 by March 31. Which is weird,...

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