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04/30/2014

Ooh, tough Matt Barber talking tough again; we're so intimidated, Matt. Really.

Liberty University's fine faculty at work, folks: [Matt Barber] Okay, Matt, I think it's time you and "gay marriage" take your issues outside. Or maybe to a private room?

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We all know you think gay people are 'same-sex attracted' and need to be chaste, Ryan; come out

Richard Evans is a gay man who chooses to be celibate because he believes his Catholic faith demands it of him. He writes: "I have occasionally told a friend or even posted on my Facebook page that I thought a...

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Franklin Graham was 'as grieved by' World Vision's temporary tolerance as 'anything in my lifetime of ministry'

Franklin Graham, the future's lock-solid Jeopardy! response for "scion most determined to define his esteemed daddy's legacy by anti-LGBT animus," is back with yet more obsession over gay people and our basic acceptance. Addressing the recent situation in which the...

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04/29/2014

GLAAD: Maggie Gallagher can't stop admitting our imminent victory

Maggie Gallagher can't stop admitting our imminent victory[GLAAD]

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Shirley Dobson promotes National Day of Prayer by framing marriage equality as 'evil'

The National Day of Prayer is this Thursday, May 1. If you hear of any of your well-intentioned friends of faith signing on to this day, thinking it to be a good faith effort, please let them know that it...

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Video: Catholic propaganda film seeks to end screaming, gay sex

Despite being a major driver of all current inequality fights, the Catholic view loves to put itself above the fray. The idea is that neither side needs to scream or even really debate. Instead, gay people just need to become...

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Janet Porter pits gay people against the heterosexuals who keep creating us

Gay people are part of the natural kingdom. And might I remind you that ours is an overpopulated kingdom, even with quite a few LGB human beings thrown in the mix. But of course to people like longtime anti-LGBT activist...

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04/28/2014

Audio: Rep. Gohmert (Crazy-far-to-the-R–TX) says marriage equality will lead us to 'dustbin of history'

Marriage equality will "lead your country down the road to the dustbin of history." It's just the latest profile in leadership from the member of Congress most determined to make the GOP seem like something other than a viable party...

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Get a jump on wrong side of history's hottest fashion trends

National Organzation For Marriage official swag: [NOM's CafePress Store] I'd rather go naked than wear NOM.

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AFA's new definition of bullying: Businesses that say they don't discriminate

The sticker is simple. It just tells LGBT people that their money and business are welcome at a particular establishment: [If You're Buying, We're Selling] The pro-business, pro-economy campaign comes in response to Mississippi's governor signing his state's version of...

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Well of course it isn't hard for you, straight man, to take emotion out of your marriage discrimination

In an interview with KSL-TV, a for-profit broadcast arm of the Mormon church, Heritage Foundation's Ryan T. Anderson shares all of his same talking points for why he should get to impose his Catholic view of marriage onto civil policy....

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Americans sparking global animus: Singapore edition

The "Love Singapore" organization holds the view that homosexuality is both abnormal and unnatural, and it is determined to keep it that way: [Love Singapore] To make the case, the group is bringing in some help from America's very own...

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Video: GOP hopefuls for U.S. Senate (plus current Senator) cater to Iowa's most anti-LGBT group

The Family Leader, Iowa's big "pro-family" group, is excessively anti-gay. The organization and its voices aggressively oppose anything that gives local LGBT people a better and more fair chance at life. Plus you likely know the truly nasty rhetoric of...

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04/25/2014

Obtuse conceit, thy name is NOM

Check out how the pro-discrimination special interest group the National Organization For Marriage sets up its latest e-letter letting its supporters know that they're still around (who could blame them for not knowing?): Dear Marriage Supporter, Sometimes, a married couple...

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Video: Pastor JD Greear equating preaching against homosexuality w/ preaching against slavery

As soon as he said it, Twitter blew up with religion reporters and others in the crowd expressing shock that North Carolina Pastor JD Greear would use his address to the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission to...

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Jars of Clay frontman goes gay-positive; Feet-in-Mud movement goes apesh*t

In the Christian music world , there are few bands bigger than Jars of Clay. Jars of Clay's frontman is a man named Dan Haseltine. Dan Haseltine has spent the past three or four days tweeting all kinds of positive...

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Audio: Exceedingly anti-gay radio host ticked at SBC leader for calling out hosts just like her

Janet Mefferd is one of the most anti-gay Christian radio hosts out there, regularly playing host to (and agreeing with) fringe voices like Peter LaBarbera and Matt Barber so that they can push their sweepingly offensive views. Russell Moore, the...

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Stamping his feats: Randy Thomasson equates Harvey Milk with disasters

When I posted video of Stephen Colbert's satirical take on the new Harvey Milk stamp, I noted how the comedian's faux outrage over LGBT matters often closely mirrors (or is even more muted than) the anti-LGBT crowd's actual reactions. Case...

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04/24/2014

Riiiiiiight, FRC. And 'Desperate Housewives' is still TV's hot new show, too

In 2004, marriage equality was lagging somewhere in the 30% range. In some southern states, it was in the low teens. To hear the Family Research Council tell it, that's where it still is. Based on a new NY Times...

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After death do us part: Indignity of Idaho's marriage ban threatens lesbian veteran's final wishes

Like all marriage bans, Idaho's is destined to end up on the ash heap of history. But for now, proud veterans must still take time out of their mortal lives to fight for their own personal ash heaps' final resting...

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NOM's Chair to Oregon: We have a right to tell courts our personal, conservative Catholic opinions!

No one in the state of Oregon who would have true standing to do so sees an interest in defending the state's discriminatory marriage law. This is a big statement—one that the people of Oregon made when they voted for...

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Nice try, anti-equality movement, but the lesbian 'throuple' story makes our argument, not yours

Social conservatives are itching to make hay about a story of a lesbian trio who live together and are planning to raise a family: Nice try, I guess. But no. Three times no. The fact of the matter is that...

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Jonah Goldberg can't see the hornets' nest for its hornets

Conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg: "I think it’s admirable that some advocates of same sex marriage are relatively magnanimous in victory (and I’m certain it’s preferable to the scorched earth alternative the signatories decry). But it seems to me that if...

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Video: Male on mail

As always, Colbert's faux outrage over LGBT issues closely mirrors (or is even less hysterical than) the real thing: The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive

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04/23/2014

Jodie Foster in 2013: 'I am'; Jodie Foster in 2014: 'I do'

Congrats to the veteran actor, who recently married Alexandra Hedison: Jodie Foster Marries [E! Online] But was it Jodie, or was it her mother, with whom she had switched bodies? Freaky.

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AFA promotes its new app in only way it knows how

We've gone through all of their examples a bajillion times and pointed out all of the distortions, excised details, and bad arguments that they use to turn these supposed examples of persecution into national examples of how marriage equality harms...

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Robert Oscar Lopez says I perform 'psychological operations routine' on him when I quote his own words from his own web site

Every one of the sourced and linked quotes on Robert Oscar Lopez' truly unbelievable Commentator Accountability Project page direct readers back to his very own website, video clips, or commentaries that he's placed elsewhere on the web. Robert, professional victim...

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Matt Barber's ever-classy site suggests gay people are literally crushing fellow humans

To highlight its umpteenth post (this week) designed to turn our fellow citizens against us (and I don't mean just our rights—I mean us), Matt Barber's rabid attack site, BarbWire.com, is running this image: [SOURCE] If it were just this...

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Bryan Fischer is on to our comic book villain–in-chief

President Obama is secretly working to destroy the United States from within, and gays in the military is just one of his ways of doing it. Thus goes the latest from the American Family Association's senior analyst, Bryan Fischer: If...

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Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's Al Mohler 'can't give' us acceptance; good thing we're not asking

In a chat with Tony Perkins, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president Albert Mohler today declared that he and his fellows "can't give" LGBT people their support or acceptance because that would just condemn us. Here's that: You know what, Al?...

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04/22/2014

NOM fails to trip up Oregon marriage case

Ever since D.C.-based pro-discrimination special interest group NOM stepped in with a bid to intervene in the court case against Oregon's discriminatory marriage ban, clued-in politicos have speculated that NOM was trying to delay the case so that it might...

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Audio: Tony Perkins equates opposing equality with opposing Nazis

Martin Niemöller was a pastor who was imprisoned for opposing Hitler and the Nazis. That oft-repeated "First they came for the..." quote is attributed to him. So who are Niemöllers modern counterparts? Why people who oppose our civil equality, natch:...

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'WaPo' conservative columnist: 'Strident' marriage equality opponents have lost

Jennifer Rubin, conservative columnist at Washington Post's "Right Turn" blog: The strident anti-gay marriage and anti-gay rights forces on the right, having lost their grip on public opinion, now can’t convince fellow Republicans of their views. ... The opposition to...

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If you feel like you hear about another marriage case every day, here's why

Even though I sift through this stuff with a fine-toothed comb's even more airtight cousin, this stat still surprised me: What's up with Dakota?

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04/21/2014

If John Eastman's allowed to intervene in Oregon, I submit his endorsement of this very anti-gay book

The book is called Making Gay Okay, and it's all about "homosexual misbehavior" being something society should shun. The book's publisher describes it like so: Why are Americans being forced to consider homosexual acts as morally acceptable? Why has the...

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I apparently can fly; cool, I've always wanted to!

I'm a legally married gay man who has accomplished a state- and federally-recognized union. Which, according to exceedingly anti-gay talker Steve Deace, puts me in the same league as Superman: "I mean, someone might think, I have the right to...

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Starving selves to stop others' happiness: Virginia edition

Fall is filled with such yummy foodstuffs. Apple cider. Hearty stews. And when it comes to the most popular of all autumnal treats, you can basically put pumpkin and its associated spices into a tube of lipstick and call it...

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NOM-aligned organization claims God will soon punish us for pro-equality rulings

The Coalition of African American pastors is one of the National Organization For Marriage's key strategic partners. In fact, CAAP's head, Rev. Bill Owens (pic. at left), is one of NOM's official religious liaisons. CAAP and NOM work together on...

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GLAAD: The rise of toxic terminology: Losing anti-LGBT movement turns to corrosive labeling

The rise of toxic terminology: Losing anti-LGBT movement turns to corrosive labeling [GLAAD]

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Founder of anti-gay Boy Scouts alternative links sexual orientation, adultery; earns merit badge in ill-intended comparisons

Here's a new musing from John Stemberger, the longtime Florida anti-LGBT activist who is also behind Trail Life USA, the anti-gay (and Jewish) Boy Scouts alternative: [John Stemberger, one of Florida's most prominent anti-gay activists] (Hat tip: Nadine Smith) As...

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'Playbill' to let the two previously unaware playgoers in on Broadway's love for gays

Playbill magazine, the incomparable information guide and de facto cooling fan for Broadway and off Broadway theatergoers, has announced that it will print in special rainbow colors for Pride month (June): Playbill Will Go Rainbow for Pride [Advocate] "Ooh, they...

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04/20/2014

New record: Anti-gay activist Ralph Reed contradicts self in less than minute

Ralph Reed at the 7:02 mark, pushing lies that have been laughed out of federal court: "The social science is irrefutable: a child who grows up in a home without the mother and father present, and they both very unique...

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04/18/2014

Read: NOM's guide to pressuring lawmakers to ban marriages (while pretending you're doing something good and positive instead)

Even though one of the bills for which they are lobbying is, quite literally, one that would alter our U.S. Constitution so that is specifically bans same-sex marriage (H.J. RES 51, Federal Marriage Protection Amendment; Huelskamp), the National Organization For...

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Full trailer: 'The Normal Heart'

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Vintage Clinton era oppo memo perhaps even more relevant today

As part of today's massive document dump of previously restricted files comes a 1995 memo titled "The Communication Stream of Conspiracy Commerce." It's astounding how applicable it is to our present political world (and particularly the LGBT fight): [Clinton Library]...

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Concerned Women For America advises churches to lockdown exclusionary marriage views

While they don't specifically name the "emerging threat" that is so clearly the basis for this advisory document, the Concerned Women For America do want the nation's churches to make sure they put up all the proper walls before the...

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04/17/2014

Video: What does conservative columnist Cal Thomas see as America's biggest threat? Take a guess.

It's hard to sit next to Ralph Reed and be the more anti-gay one. But with this spiel about same-sex marriage posing a bigger threat to America than any outside force, conservative Cal Thomas manages: [Right Wing Watch] I picture...

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Correcting NOM's fallacious fear graphic

To foster this truly outrageous new gays-are-the-real-bullies that the anti-LGBT crowd is pushing in order to turn our fellow citizens against us (that's not an overstatement; that's literally what they're trying to do), pro-discrimination special interest group National Organization For...

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Gee, Bryan, can't understand why federal courts are rejecting you gay = incest view

Court after court continues to rule in favor of equality. They are all wrong, says in-no-way-legally-trained American Family Association analyst Bryan Fischer. And these judges are wrong, naturally, because gay people are more similar to pedophiles and people who sleep...

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Former NOM sr. associate admits shift: Moving away from intellectual arguments, focusing on spiritual

Jennifer Roback Morse, who was one of the National Organization For Marriage's top surrogates in the years between Prop 8 and the Supreme Court cases, is just one of the latest to pretty much admit that her side has lost...

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