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05/30/2014

GLAAD: Is NOM's March for Marriage an anti-gay event? Let's turn to the facts.

Is NOM's March for Marriage an anti-gay event? Let's turn to the facts. [GLAAD]

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GLAAD: @FRCDC's @TPerkins applauds adoption foundation that proudly repudiates his agenda

Tony Perkins applauds adoption foundation that proudly repudiates his agenda [GLAAD]

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Former CA assemblyman goes after 'pro-gay' Fox News

Steve Baldwin (no, not that one) used to serve in the California state assembly. Now he is an anti-gay activist who can't believe even some stars at his beloved Fox News is coming around to history's right side: Megyn Kelly...

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05/29/2014

Audio: 'Unbiased researcher' (ha, ha, ha!) Mark Regnerus plays anti-equality pundit, adviser

Mark Regnerus, the man behind perhaps the most discredited study in modern American history ("entirely unbelievable and not worthy of serious consideration"), is no longer even trying to pretend that he's an unbiased researcher. Today Regnerus appeared on the Catholic...

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The rainbow conniption: FRC prays for the Lord to stop LGBT pride month

Joe Jervis tips us to this, the latest "prayer target" of the Family Research Council: [FRC prayer targets] They probably just think the whole thing's gotten too corporate. I feel ya, FRC.

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If God has a sense of humor...

...he'll send the American Family Association offices the written text of the meaning and purpose of life, coupled with the exact date and time of the rapture—but use a Harvey Milk stamp for postage: That "action alert" where AFA tells...

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Audio: Anti-gay leader claims courts will never succeed at doing exactly what they're succeeding (and how!) at doing

"Judges have traded the Constitution for tea leaves. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. Last week, Federal Judge John Jones struck down Pennsylvania's marriage law saying that reading the tea leaves of the Supreme Court's...

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AFA's Fischer equates fighting slavery with fighting marriage equality, humorously thinks he's the GOP's future

The American Family Association's senior issues analyst (and, conveniently enough, its most anti-gay voice) bemoans the trajectory of his party while simultaneously showing why it needs to get away—and get away fast!!—from the hostile social conservatism that has so thoroughly...

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NOM's silly little pro-discrimination march gets its first member of Congress

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS1), who has put anti-LGBT policy front and center of his agenda during his three years in the U.S. House, has signed up to speak at the National Organization For Marriage's upcoming "March for Marriage [Discrimination]": [March...

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None of this 'protect marriage' idealism excludes same-sex couples

The North Dakota Family Alliance, likely spooked by the news that a court case might challenge their state's marriage ban and remove the distinction of being the only state in the union without equality or a judicial test, wrote the...

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Is it warn-parkgoers-about-the-gays time already? Time flies when you're being denigrated.

Ah, summer. People start showing a little knee. White pants made wardrobe appearances. Sand and surf replace snow and ice. It's a time for cookouts, parades, and all kinds of outdoor shenanigans. Oh, and of course anti-LGBT activists who make...

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Audio: Sen. Hatch (R-UT) admits marriage equality inevitable, praises 'excellent judge' who ruled in favor of equality

Via KSL Radio's "The Doug Wright Show": "Let’s face it, anybody who does not believe that gay marriage is going to be the law of the land just hasn’t been observing what’s going on"...We have an excellent federal bench [in...

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05/28/2014

Exxon Mobil: Another year, another reminder for LGBT drivers to buy gas elsewhere

One more year and the terribly misguided decision will be old enough to vote on itself: For 17th time, Exxon Mobil rejects LGBT workplace protections [Washington Blade] Two things I know for sure: The drivers of history's wrong side always...

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GOP congressman gets jump on all Republicans ten years from now, comes out for marriage equality

Inevitability finds more evidence: "Life is too short to have the force of government stand in the way of two adults whose pursuit of happiness includes marriage" —Congressman Charlie Dent, R-PA15

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Terrible political operation NOM acted terribly in Maine; must now pay, comply

Despite its arrogant attempts to be, the National Organization For Marriage is not, in fact, above proper compliance and protocol. NOM and its leaders learned this yet again today: AUGUSTA –– The state ethics board voted unanimously Wednesday to impose...

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Audio: Yet another murderous rampage carried out with guns? Blame 'attacks on natural marriage,' says FRC senior staff

In a chat with president Tony Perkins, Family Research Council senior fellow blamed "the attack on natural marriage and the family" as major driver for the senseless act of crazed gun violence that took place over the weekend in Isla...

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GOP guvs going soft: WI Gov. Scott Walker (R) goes mealy-mouthed on marriage

Zack Ford reports over at ThinkProgress: Wisconsin may be one of the next states to have its ban on same-sex marriage overturned, but Gov. Scott Walker (R), who faces a tight race for reelection this year, isn’t sure he’d agree...

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This is called discrimination: Maggie Gallagher will sacrifice support for marriage if it is to include gay people

Maggie Gallagher acknowledges that marriage, in general, is troubled and claims she'd like to stabilize it. But here's her line in the sand: “If supporting marriage requires us to support gay marriage, we cannot do this” —National Organization For Marriage...

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Sure, I told the world you're broken and undeserving of rights—but I smiled when I did. So we're good, yes?

Speaking to the rabidly anti-gay American Family Association's pointedly hostile "news" site, One News Now, first compares homosexuality directly to addiction and adultery. Then he bemoans the following state of affairs: "... It's been my experience as one whose been...

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05/27/2014

Just when you thought NOM was done embarrassing itself in Oregon...

...the in-no-way-Oregon-based anti-gay group goes and does this: [NOM] "Can't you let anything go, John?" asks the exhausted neighbor who beat Eastman at Hungry Hungry Hippos back in 1968 and who has spent the past four decades entertaining the NOM...

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Aggressors of a feather: Bryan Fischer thanks God for Franklin Graham's anti-gay hostility

Congratulations, Franklin Graham. Your exceedingly hostile rhetoric about gay people is not only besmirching, perhaps permanently, the legacy of your father, but it's also earning applause from the most extreme voices of the anti-gay movement: [American Family Association's Bryan Fischer]...

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Video: NOM allies produce disgusting video linking marriage equality to slavery, racism, segregation

The Coalition of African-American Pastors is intimately aligned with the National Organization For Marriage (CAAP head William Owens is listed as NOM's religious liaison) and is one of the co-sponsors of NOM's upcoming March For Marriage. Now look on as...

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Breaking: Program designed to accurately count population to start accurately counting population

To many, the fact that this is even a story will be biggest surprise: The Census Bureau, which struggles to keep up with the rapid changes in American life, is about to start categorizing same-sex married couples as families. The...

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Photo: Anti-gay Boy Scouts spinoff happily gifts aggressively anti-gay politico

Trail Life USA, the offshoot that broke away from the Boy Scouts specifically so it could be an anti-gay organization (that also bans Jewish adults), has a kindred spirit in the politico who believes it's a "fact" that gays will...

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Video: Meet the Arkansas preacher who's going to stop God from destroying America

Marriage equality was in Arkansas for a short spell, and it will be there again. In fact, it will be everywhere soon enough. Equal marriage is here to stay, obviously, and it will never go away. Residents of all fifty...

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Extremely tacky NOM co-opts extremely reverent day for own extremely discriminatory cause

Gauche: [NOM] So tacky. Although I do, of course, support NOM's right to be so uncouth. After all, countless brave men and women have fought and died for their right to be outspokenly hostile, exceedingly discriminatory, and just plain wrong.

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Study: Gay dads can do it all, basically

As a gay dad who has spent all but a handful of hours with my baby since her first breath of life, this new study surpasses me not: The 48 gay fathers raising children with their husbands seemed to be...

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05/23/2014

GLAAD: How and why opportunistic anti-LGBT voices create fake debates

Why are we forced to debate utter nonsense? My latest for GLAAD: How and why opportunistic anti-LGBT voices create fake debates [GLAAD]

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05/22/2014

Audio: Tony Perkins claims he helped persuade Reince Priebus to drop Las Vegas from GOP convention consideration

As you might have heard, Las Vegas, NV, has pulled out from the list of cities up for consideration to potentially host the 2016 Republican convention. And while all credible news reports say the pullout was voluntary on the part...

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North Dakota now only state without legal challenge to discriminatory marriage laws

If I may have a second of your time, press people at all anti-equality organizations, an urgent matter has just come up. It involves that press release template that I'm assuming you all have. You know, the one that will...

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Mike Huckabee joins NOM's silly little 'March for Marriage'

Former governor and presidential candidate. Current Fox news host. Longtime anti-gay activist. Reliable soldier in the anti-gay far-right's truly ignoble war to create fake "free speech" "victims" out of people who say or do anti-gay things. NOM superstar: [NOM] I'm...

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NOM's 'March for Marriage' cosponsor states, as fact, that same-sex marriage 'will lead to group marriage'

They've gone beyond the slippery slope fears. The Coalition of African-American pastors, a partner of the National Organization For Marriage and a cosponsor of NOM's upcoming March for Marriage, is now going ahead and laming that group marriages are, in...

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Audio: At FRC event, Harry Jackson says 'homosexuality isn't will of God; God didn't make anyone that way'

Senator Tim Scott (R), Senator Ted Cruz (R), Fox News' Todd Starnes, and Duck Dynasty star Alan Robertson. Those were just some of the other speakers who were on hand at a conference where this, voiced by prominent National Organization...

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Heritage's Ryan Anderson says setting people 'free' from 'same-sex attractions' is way forward for marriage

I'm happy to see Ryan T. Anderson, one of the conservative movement's top surrogates on marriage, becoming more honest about what the observant among us have always known to be his endgame: No matter what, the church will play a...

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Top conservative legal analyst says 're-education camps' are 'foreseeable conclusion' to marriage equality

As president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a key legal analyst for National Review, Ed Whelan is one of the conservative movement's top legal analysts. Today, he suggested to me that marriage equality could "foreseeably" lead to...

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Dismayed with inability to silence equality, PA's main anti-gay group says marriage ruling 'silences' them

The Pennsylvania Family Institute, whose president has said that marriage equality leads God to take his blessing off his nation and whose field director has said we must develop a society where homosexuality is seen as disgraceful and shameful, claims...

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05/21/2014

Breaking: PA governor won't futz with fair ruling

According to multiple reports, Republican governor Tom Corbett, who is up for reelection this year, will NOT appeal the ruling that brought marriage equality to Pennsylvania. Marriage equality isn't going anywhere! We have nineteen states! That sound you hear is...

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GLAAD: Pennsylvania Family Institute field director stands by extreme views

Pennsylvania Family Institute field director stands by extreme views [GLAAD]

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Gallup: Right side of history gains even more recruits; now up to 55%

We keep winning: Same-Sex Marriage Support Reaches New High at 55% [Gallup] (h/t: Towle) The most compelling finding is that a whopping eight out of ten young adults now support equality. Especially compelling, considering the anti-gay movement has yet to...

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PA: AFA rep calls on Congress to impeach judges; NOM rep suggests citizens should rise up against rulings

When it comes to the sweeping judicial rulings in which a collection of judges from all different views (many of them were Republican appointees) have pushed equality forward, the anti-LGBT movement is at a total loss. They know they have...

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'Duck Dynasty' star to address anti-gay Family Research Council's anti-gay gathering of anti-gay advocates

Family Research Council's "Watchmen on the Wall" conference begins today. Speakers include Tony Perkins, Harry Jackson, Franklin Graham, Todd Starnes, Rafael Cruz, Kenyn Cureton, Jack Hibbs, Rep. Vicky Hartzler, and a whole host of names who have committed themselves to...

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05/20/2014

Reminder: Head of PA's anti-LGBT movement thinks marriage equality will turn God against nation

The Pennsylvania family Institute is the leading group fighting against us in the state. Any news article you read about the PA marriage ruling will likely include a quote or two from someone from PFI, likely its twenty-three-year head, Michael...

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Philadelphia Archbishop says equality ruling will 'work against human dignity itself'

Even retaining the ability to look a gay person in the eye and say, "YOUR MARRIAGE WILL NEVER EARN RESPECT IN MY CHURCH, SINNER!" is not enough for Philadelphia's Archbishop. Despite the fact that today's ruling speaks only to civil...

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READ: Rabidly anti-gay Rick Santorum praising judge who just brought marriage to PA

Let us journey back to the 2002 confirmation hearing of Judge John E. Jones III, the judge who just brought marriage equality to Pennsylvania. Speaker is one Rick "man on dog" Santorum: Confirmation transcript [US Gov. Printing Office]

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And another one: Federal judge smack's down Pennsylvania's discriminatory marriage ban

From Freedom to Marry: New York – Today U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III ruled in Whitewood v. Wolf that Pennsylvania’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples is unconstitutional. Judge Jones is the 14th federal judge in recent months...

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Anti-gay Benham brothers: Satan also behind Scopes Monkey trial

And now the latest rant from the HGTV network's proverbially dodged bullet: Back in the 1960′s our nation allowed a toehold of sexual perversion – during the hippie sexual revolution – which has now become a stronghold of sexual anarchy...

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That discriminatory Oregon cake baker's Facebook post right after state legalized marriage

At 3PM Pacific time on 5/19, Oregon got marriage equality. Minutes later, that state baker who drew national attention because of her desire to discriminate against same-sex couples posted this to her (now in-home) business' Facebook page: [Sweet Cakes by...

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Montana anti-gay group rebrands nondiscrimination ordinances as 'forced participation'

Presumably the Montana Family Foundation has no problems with the very common and non-controversial ordinances across the nation that prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, or disability. But of course when it comes to protecting Americans on...

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And now another installment of 'Baseless Theories Conducive to Tony Perkins' Political Access, Punditry & Paycheck'

Today's episode: [Family Research Council president Tony Perkins] There was a time when a simple gay kiss would lock up a network's switchboard with viewer complaints. This month, two gay dads from TV's most popular scripted comedy are getting married....

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AFA's Fischer equates homosexuality with soliciting 'minor prostitutes,' strip clubs

The American Family Association's senior issues analyst wants government to discriminate against us gay folk. Ya know, like the government raises strip club rates or punishes those who solicit minor sex workers: [@BryanJFischer] So then advocate for our jailing, Bryan....

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