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04/17/2014

Prop 8 defense attorney now planning lesbian daughter's wedding

The Associated Press reports an astounding footnote that you can use to regale your friends this weekend: [Charles] Cooper, the lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California’s ban on gay marriage learned while he was...

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If you can't afford your event, NOM, perhaps you should just cancel

Even though it got virtually no attention last year, and even though its bussed-in crowds were quite dismal (something honest conservatives even admitted), the National Organization For Marriage is insisting on having a second "March For Marriage" in D.C. They...

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A hill of beans: 'Ex-gay'-defending legal firm selling coffee to fund discriminatory endeavors

Exceedingly anti-LGBT lawyer Charles LiMandri is the head of the operation, and anti-LGBT activist Maggie Gallagher is the chair of the board. Their star client is the "ex-gay" advocacy firm JONAH. This is how the so-called Freedom of Conscience Defense...

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04/16/2014

Anti-gay talker Steve Deace lets LGBT movement know: we're about to sue churches, apparently

In truth, the consumer fraud legal case involves an organization, not a church. And no one is trying to hide it. For the past year-and-a-half, the Southern Poverty Law Center's lawsuit against Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH) for...

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Audio: Bored on an apparently too factual weekday, Richard Land pushes 'gays are sexually abused' lie

Longtime Southern Baptist something-or-other Richard Land is filling in this week for Tony Perkins on the Family Research Council's daily talk show. As you will hear in this clip, he is keeping the rabidly anti-gay myths alive while the boss...

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It seems when you equate gay folk with those who sleep with animals, it sticks; funny how that works

The Lansing Board of Water and Light in Lansing, Michigan, was planning on running a Duck Dynasty lookalike contest. However, once a local customer wrote to tell the board about Phil Robertson's disturbing comments equating homosexuality with bestiality, the folks...

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Video: A new low for Robert Oscar Lopez; anti-gay 'bisexual' peddles offensive claims on Bryan Fischer's show

This afternoon, self-proclaimed bisexual Robert Oscar Lopez took his "gay parents are child abusers" shtick to the most incendiary forum in America: Game over, ROL. With this, all credibility is gone. Forever. Out the door. You are an anti-gay activist...

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Southern Baptist's ERLC dedicating national conference to gay people, discrimination; better luck next year, homeless

There are many topics to which the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission could dedicate its national conference. But why tackle any of the actual social ills that truly harm the world when you can instead spend the...

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Photo: NOM thinks its discriminatory cause is young and hip; adorable

Here's another graphic the pro-discrimination, Catholic-driven, poll-bleeding special interest group the National Organization For Marriage is using to support its forthcoming march in support of inequality: Millennials are in fact for more marriage, which is why every single poll shows...

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An inside look at POTUS's evolution circa 2011–2012

Having been in and around conversations with people who had varying degrees of separation from the administration, the year or so leading up to President Obama's public stating of support for marriage equality remains one of the most fascinating times...

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More animus from Texas' key 'protect marriage' guy

Whenever Texas' marriage debate comes back in the spotlight, as it did earlier this year, Jonathan Saenz is the one man who the local media outlets bring on air and in print to represent the opposition. And of course Jonathan,...

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04/14/2014

GLAAD: Why would we silence unwittingly helpful voices like yours, Peter LaBarbera?

Why would we silence unwittingly helpful voices like yours, Peter LaBarbera? [GLAAD]

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Photo: NOM fully (and finally) owning its wholly faith-driven root

Your personal faith view on religious marriage cannot be used as basis for denying other people's *civil* marriages. Period. Full stop. And yet that is the basis on which the National Organization For Marriage will, by its own admission, will...

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Our winning movement wins another one: Judge says Ohio must recognize out-of-state marriages

The week is starting off right: Court orders Ohio to recognize married same-sex couples [Wash Blade]

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Video: Tony Perkins is pissssssssssssed at Chick-fil-a

LGBT activists won the larger Chick-fil-A debate, as we always knew we would. CEO Dan Cathy says he is now "more wise" and, whatever his personal beliefs may be (to be clear, they don't see, to have changed), has vowed...

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You must be so proud of this headline, @ChristianPost

If "Christian" Post wants to run headlines like this, perhaps it should change its name to more accurately reflect its heart: Christian Post opinion piece by Matt Barber Forget casting stones: these voices of Jesus are seriously casting gay human...

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READ: Full page 'NY Times' ad pleas to supposedly refreshing new Pope: Take strong stand for LGBT youth

This ran as a full page ad in the Palm Sunday edition of The New York Times: FULL PAGE NY TIMES AD calls on Pope Francis to stand with LGBT youth

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Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and—activists who try to strip certain citizens of certain civil rights?!

Sometimes I think the pro-discrimination National Organization For Marriage, one of the most offensive and ill-operating special interest groups in all of American politics, can't get any worse. And then it does something like equate the struggle of modern day...

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Here we go again: Anti-equality activist going after Christian publisher for simply publishing an LGBT-affirming view

Matt Barber, the Liberty Counsel attorney is among the quickest to jump in whoever an anti-LGBT person faces intra-company pushback for his or her view, is starting his week by going after Christian publisher WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. That publishing...

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Photo: Equal marriage in Utah is like—stepping on a sailor's face?!

Check out this sign from an anti-equality rally held last week at the Utah state capitol: [SOURCE] Where to begin? Should we start with the self-centered idea that civil marriage equality "disrespects" anyone's view of God? Maybe with the notion...

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04/11/2014

NOM co-founder warns Christians of the supposed gay-initiated perils that lie ahead

I'd think the victim costume would get hot and uncomfortable. Maybe a little scratchy. Particularly when it's as ill-fitting as the one that the backers of discrimination are trying to force themselves into. Yet the anti-LGBT conservatives insist on putting...

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Iowa's governor signs truly unbelievable proclamation

A group calling itself "Prayer 7-14-14" thinks our nation is wicked and needs to be saved. This is how they describe it: HISTORY & PURPOSE of 7-14-14 WE ARE A NATION, WHO HAS FALLEN FROM HER INTENDED PURPOSE, AND WE...

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NOM's Chairman lends name to nakedly anti-gay book

The National Organization For Marriage's chairman has lent his endorsement to a new book from Catholic publishing house Ignatius Press: So since Eastman is in a top seat at NOM and NOM is supposedly all about (and limited to) marriage,...

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Billy Graham's granddaughter: Legacy has become anti-LGBT 'thanks to [son] Franklin'

Billy Graham's granddaughter, Jerushah Armfield, is currently on a book tour promoting a tome that she co-wrote to honor her granddad's legacy. After seeing a few puff pieces (Today, Morning Joe) that made no mention of the sad fact that...

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FRC blatantly lies to U.S. Senators

In a letter to the U.S. Senate, the shockingly duplicitous and reliably animus-driven Family Research Council uses LGBT rights as a way to trip up Michelle Friedland's confirmation to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit....

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04/10/2014

Video: What, because Focus on the Family would hire and stick with a gay (or even pro-gay) CEO?

Groan: About that snarky closing quip about comments being closed? Yeah, well— How's the stone collection in your glass house, Mr. Shepard?

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Audio: Heritage Foundation's Ryan Anderson to gay Californian: 'You can be issued a marriage license, but you can't get married'

The audience member asked him about tax parity between male/male, female/female, and male/female married couples, but Ryan was insistent on trying to trip him up with the idea of a "throuple." That's kind of a new thing the suddenly omnipresent...

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Anti-equality Catholics (and Regnerus funders) court Islamic allies

Robert George is the co-founder of pro-discrimination advocacy group the National Organization For Marriage, and Heritage Foundation fellow Ryan T. Anderson is one of the most visible young opponents of history's right side of the marriage equality issue. Later this...

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The real shame, Mark Creech, is that your side will never admit this kind of animus in court

Responding to an ACLU-driven lawsuit that seeks to overturn North Carolina's discriminatory ban on marriage equality, longtime Tar Heel state foe-of-the-'mos Mark Creech says the following: "Demanding that the state of North Carolina change its constitution to accommodate a lifestyle...

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10th Circuit judges appear to be 2-1 in favor of peace, love, equality, progress, fairness, history...

According to most reports on today's 10th Circuit hearing, including this one from Chris Geidner, two of the three judges hearing the appeal on Utah's same-sex marriage ban are poised to side with the lower court and strike the damn...

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04/09/2014

Photo: Sinclair Community College walks out on Peter LaBarbera (via @Gee_Kate)

When Sinclair Community College students and instructors heard that exceedingly anti-LGBT voice Peter LaBarbera was coming to speak on their Dayton, Ohio, campus, a great many of them came up with a novel form of protest. They showed up, apparently...

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Gay activists have 'insatiable intolerance' claims straight guy who daily denigrates gay people for profit, political access

Tony Perkins, on break from saying some of the worst things imaginable about LGBT people and working to pass/overturn laws so that LGBT people have a tougher track in life, says the following about a recent development: "Just over the...

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'Mountains' of fake research filled with 'pages and pages' of invisible ink

And now a man with an admitted belief that Satan is behind homosexuality will insist that the research world is simply teeming with evidence showing that kids do better with a mother and father: Jeff Johnston, marriage and sexuality analyst...

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Read: NOM's false advertising dept. issues 2014 March For Marriage propaganda

Every credible poll in recent memory shows either sizable or bare majority in support of marriage equality. But never one to let credibility stand in its way, the two-year-losing-streaked National Organization For Marriage is still claiming that "[t]he majority of...

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No longer doing anti-LGBT movement's bidding, Chick-fil-a head says he's 'become more wise'

Back when so many people were accepting the far-right talking point that they had "won" the whole Chick-fil-A controversy, I, a person who was at the center of that storm, was a dissenting voice saying that the whole thing was...

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04/08/2014

NOM's Thomas Peters called us 'forces of evil' (and much more)—but we're the ones damaging discourse?

Thomas Peters has spent the past few years working for the National Organization For Marriage, where the sole purpose is to deny gay people of deserved civil rights. Thomas Peters has advocated for what was described as "a 12 step...

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Audio: Tony Perkins wants Speaker Boehner to have AG Holder arrested during the State of the Union

In the fall of 2012, the US Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General conducted a nineteen month investigation and cleared Attorney General Holder of any wrongdoing related to the Fast and Furious Investigation, delivering a blow to the...

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Ben Carson to keynote National Organization For Marriage gala

Yesterday, I told you about the gala for which the pro-discrimination, two-year-losing-streaked National Organization For Marriage is selling ridiculously high dollar tickets. Today we learn the big draws that NOM thinks will rake in that kind of cash: NOM Gala...

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Read: Catholic Bishops promote Catholic NOM's march to impose Catholic beliefs onto civil marriage

This letter went out to every Bishop in America: Bishop letter promoting NOM's marriage march I see they didn't give up theocracy for Lent.

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Video: NOM prez says young people's 'natural rebellion' will turn them against equality

During an hourlong webinar with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown bemoaned the culture that has made people who hold his view seems like "fuddy duddies." But it's okay because young people's "natural rebellion"...

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Sporty anti-gay person joins exceedingly anti-gay organization

Back in 2012, when running for U.S. Senate, former sportscaster Craig James said of homosexuality: I think it's a choice. I do. I think—you have to make that choice. Absolutely. I'm gonna finish this up now. Same-sex marriage, if someone...

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Audio: NOM's Joe Grabowski offers hilarious (but sad) take on the judicial system

We've always known that the other side hates the judiciary most of all because it is the place where their talking points and spin jobs meet actual scrutiny. But yesterday on Catholic Radio's Drew Mariani show, National Organization For Marriage...

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Video: Republicans, Mormons join growing majority of pro-equality Americans

Wyoming: Utah:

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On 'thought policing,' NOM makes for terrible warden

The National Organization For Marriage has determined that Dan Cathy, who said that gays bring God's judgement; Phil Robertson, who made comments equating homosexuality with bestiality; and Brendan Eich, who donated to the highly discriminatory and ultimately unconstitutional Proposition 8,...

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ADF's Kellie Fiedorek: Opposing LGBT equality is just like what Rosa Parks did

A Stanford student attended a recent talk in which Kellie Fiedorek of the extremely anti-LGBT Alliance Defending Freedom spoke on LGBT rights topics. In said speech, Kellie proceeded to compare the anti-gay Prop 8 donation of Mozilla's Brendan Eich, the...

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GLAAD: Fox News again pretends something other than animus brings Tony Perkins on-air

Fox News again pretends something other than animus brings Tony Perkins on-air [GLAAD]

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04/07/2014

Audio: Two Tony Perkins clips Megyn Kelly should play on tonight's show

Family Research Council president Tony Perkins will be on Fox News The Kelly File tonight to talk about the Elane Photography case. He will surely play "mainstream Tony" on that show because he wants to seem like a mere conservative...

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Unearthed: 1988 lesbian field guide

New York magazine critic Jody Rosen reminds us why it's good to help our friends pack. Mainly it's so we stumble upon priceless ephemera like this, a 1988 guide for dealing with the lesbian in her natural habitat: [@JodyRosen] Do...

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NOM selling $10,000 tickets to a gala related to its 'March for Marriage'

Apparently, in addition to its second annual "march for marriage," the pro-discrimination National Organization For Marriage will also host a gala event on June 19. For a few thousand bucks, you and your allies in inequality can get a table...

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Without wasting a second, ADF fundraises off Elane Photography loss (#AllYouNeedToKnow)

The anti-LGBT far-right is playing, exploiting, and sadly misdirecting the "victims" who they trump up in order to make their case for "religious freedom." I've been saying it for years. The anti-LGBT movement will convince these "victims" that their facts...

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