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07/31/2014

But does the Archbishop even believe in gay?

While allegations swirl around him, John Nienstedt, the head of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis who was extremely active in his state's unsuccessful fight to write discrimination into its constitution (they wrote equality into it instead), offered this...

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Video: Move over aliens, plagues, Sharknados—it's committed gays who'll soon kill Western Civilization

This man was recently invited to testify before Congress: Ah, social conservatism: where what should-be a foot in the mouth for a prominent voice is usually just another foot in the door.

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Nine former water-carriers for 'ex-gayness' join all credible scientists in denouncing 'ex-gay' propaganda

Earlier this week I brought you my exclusive interview with Yvette Cantu Schneider, a longtime laborer with the scientifically discredited "ex-gay" movement who is now a strong critic of the junk science and its harm. Today I'm happy to report...

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The operative word is 'yet'

The head of Colorado's big anti-gay group responds to a court order demanding Boulder County stop issuing marriage license while the matter plays out on appeal: Debbie Chaves of Colorado Family Action was asked for a response to the state...

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Video: Tony Perkins for politically-driven pastors to test (if not run afoul) tax exempt status

It seems like every year that I track this stuff, the anti-LGBT activists get more assured of their "right" to both act like political activists from the pulpit and maintain their tax exempt status. This year, one of the conservative...

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07/30/2014

Ruth Institute (former NOM affiliate): Same-sex marriage is as much of a wedge as interracial marriage bans

The anti-gay movement has fully lost it. In a new post for the Ruth Institute (which was an affiliate of the National Organization For Marriage up until late last year), Jennifer Johnson (who, curiously, was named Jennifer Thieme up until...

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NOM finally admitting that marriage amendments are, in fact, bans

For years the National Organization For Marriage ran a section on its site demanding supporters never use the word "ban" when referring to marriage amendments since they know that honest language made them sound bad. Apparently times have change: Closer...

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Kentucky's big anti-LGBT org hopes to pray away a fair court ruling on civil marriage

The Kentucky Family Foundation, the Bluegrass State's big pro-discrimination group, is currently waging a "10 days of prayer" campaign in which they hope their religious will might sway an independent judiciary that is bound to civil law rather than religious...

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Iowa's governor sponsoring anti-gay Family Leader summit?

The National Organization For Marriage, Family Research Council Action, Alliance Defending Freedom, and Focus on the Family's Citizenlink are all sponsors of the upcoming Family Leadership Summit, which is the project of Iowa's leading anti-LGBT organization, the Family Leader. The...

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Head of Virginia's top anti-gay org: One mean email proves 'the left' is sexist, intolerant

Victoria Cobb is the victim, y'all. After the 4th Circuit decided in favor of marriage equality in her state, the head of the Family Foundation of Virginia, the Old Dominion State's main organization for promoting discrimination against LGBT people, apparently...

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07/29/2014

Video: Ohio should be so lucky to have married couples as adorable as George & Henry

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GLAAD: Q&A with former 'ex-gay' activist Yvette Schneider: 'I’ve never met an 'ex-gay' man I thought was not still attracted to men'

Q&A with former 'ex-gay' activist Yvette Schneider: 'I’ve never met an 'ex-gay' man I thought was not still attracted to men' [GLAAD] #EARLIER: Change is possible: Former 'ex-gay' activist Yvette Schneider 'celebrates the worthiness and equality of all people' [GLAAD]

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Head of Virginia's anti-equality org: 'open season to discriminate against anyone who believes that children deserve a mom and a dad'

People who oppose marriage equality are not burdened one bit by same-sex couples' marriages. But that doesn't stop Victoria Cobb, longtime head of Virginia's main anti-equality organization, to claim that yesterday's 4th Circuit ruling in favor of marriage equality constitutes...

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Force behind Virginia's marriage ban ably demonstrates animus behind it

These man who co-wrote Virginia's discriminatory marriage amendment, Del. Bob Marshall (R), responded to yesterday's 4th Circuit ruling in favor of marriage equality by further proving why bans like the one he championed will all be invalidated in short order....

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07/28/2014

NOM to show rest of world its impressive ability to exacerbate loss

Back in the spring of 2013, I first told you about the National Organization For Marriage's burgeoning plans to start a global version of their failed American enterprise, which they are planning to called the International Organization For Marriage. Earlier...

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Bryan Fischer: Marriage equality supporters are like baseball's legendarily winning team

The '27 Yankees are famed for being really, really, really good. In fact, according to the sporting experts at Wikipedia, the team is remembered as one of the best in history. This team's mighty lineup is where the phrase "Murderers'...

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On NC's Attorney General and the bipartisan hunt for a 'culture war' off ramp

North Carolina's Democratic Attorney General has announced that he will no longer defend his state's discriminatory marriage ban, as he believes it would be "futile" in light of today's 4th Circuit ruling in favor of equality: AG Roy Cooper says...

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Read: 4th Circuit strikes down Virginia marriage ban

Since Windsor, we are twenty-nine for twenty-nine in the courts. Here's the right side of history's latest decision (vindication?): "We recognize that same-sex marriage makes some people deeply uncomfortable. However, inertia and apprehension are not legitimate bases for denying same-sex...

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GLAAD: Change is possible: Former 'ex-gay' activist Yvette Schneider 'celebrates the worthiness and equality of all people'

Change is possible: Former 'ex-gay' activist Yvette Schneider 'celebrates the worthiness and equality of all people' [GLAAD]

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Man who stands in way of Texas equality works to stunt economic windfall as well

Responding to the obvious-stated report that Texas' economy would benefit if it opened the booming wedding economy to same-sex couples, the state's head of the self-appointed morality police, Jonathan Saenz, wonders the following: [SOURCE] Of course the answer is no...

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07/25/2014

Miami-Dade Circuit judge rules state marriage ban unconstitutional; stays ruling

The voter-enacted ban "offend(s) basic human dignity." Here's a pertinent snip followed by Judge Sarah Zabel's full ruling (the second pro-equality Florida ruling in as many weeks): 14-1661 Decision by Equality Case Files

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Video: With marriage equality, Texas could put in a pool at the Alamo

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CWA ably demonstrates ludicrousness of American Christian right's persecution complex

As part of its summer fundraising pitch, Concerned Women For America is highlighting five cases of supposed Christian persecution. Here they are: [CWA] The fourth bullet point is, in fact, an act of persecution. It's a human rights abuse. It's...

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Video: CBS News hosts '50 Years Later, Civil Rights;' includes marriage equality, obviously

Marriage equality rockstar Evan Wolfson starts talking around 42:00; the whole thing, however, is worth your time:

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Audio: White House? Nah. But in race for most anti-gay House member, Bachmann a strong contender

Rep. Michele Bachmann, who once told an audience that homosexuality is "part of Satan, I think," is getting back into the viciously anti-gay game off which the Minnesota Republican largely built her national profile. In clips that Right Wing Watch...

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Brian Brown is the victim, y'all. How many times does he have to tell you?

Remember that kid on the playground who would get so red-faced angry when he was losing a game that he'd dramatically grab his ball, yell, "It's mine and I'm taking it!" and then storm off in a huff to tell...

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Congrats, gay activists—Bryan Fischer has found new group for his weekly 'Nazi' branding

The "gay gestapo" is temporarily off the hook, it seems: [AFA senior analyst Bryan Fischer]

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Maggie Gallagher: Sexual orientation is 'more akin to religion' than to race

My pal John Corvino has written a compelling essay for Commonweal magazine titled "Thinking Straight?" which is running with the subtitle, "Where Social Conservatives Go Wrong on Sexuality." Social conservative Maggie Gallagher responds to Corvino's piece by going wrong on...

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NOM is totally popular (*in Ethiopia)

I've always found it weird that the National Organization For Marriage has so many more Facebook "fans" than it does Twitter followers. Perhaps this gives us some clue: [NOM Facebook insights] A little suspect that an organization focused exclusively on...

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What constitutes 'absolute pure evil' in the eyes of Liberty University dean?

College campuses are discouraging so-called "ex-gay" therapy. This is not shocking. Any college that values responsible treatment and adherence to credible science will reject the viciously anti-gay idea of "reparative therapy" because it is dangerous junk science that is a...

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07/24/2014

Why Colorado will soon have marriage equality courtesy of Colorado's head opponent of marriage equality

She packs a lot into these soundbites. One, there's the claim that allowing loving same-sex couples to marry somehow devalues the idea. There are also three mentions of God, his design, and his intentions, even though the conversation on the...

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Audio: AFA owns its extremism

Of course the American Family Association spins all of its actual work into the code words that social conservatives think absolves their movement from the intended wrongdoing and/or supremacy attached to their goals. But hey, at least their new ad...

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FRC prays for God's people to 'arise' against LGBT rights

Because of the President's action on behalf of basic workplace protections for LGBT employees of federal contractors and related bits of progress, the Family Research Council is instructing supports to pray for the reversal of the "activist homosexual agenda": [FRC...

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Michael Brown will save his waning movement by grouping homosexuality with incest

The choice to have sexual relations with a member of one's own family has nothing to do with homosexuality. Obviously. The latter is a scientifically recognized sexual orientation that people only learn to dislike because they are taught to do...

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07/23/2014

GOP pollster Luntz to Heritage Foundation's Anderson: 'Gay marriage is harmless'

In 2011, GOP pollster and TV news contributor (for both CBS News and Fox News) Frank Luntz moderated the big anti-gay event that The Family Leader, National Org. for Marriage, and Focus on the Family held with all of that...

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Read: Federal court judge rules against Colorado's discriminatory marriage ban

He stayed his ruling until August 25th in case the wrong side wants to appeal to the 10th circuit (where panels have already stricken Utah and Oklahoma bans), but US District Judge Raymond P. Moore has done as expected and...

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You guys, will you please pipe down so Sen. Rubio can dismantle your deserved freedoms?

And now the gentle-victim from Florida will take the floor: “Those who support same-sex marriage have a right to lobby their state legislature to change its laws. But Americans like myself who support keeping the traditional definition of marriage also...

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'Mask is coming off' LGBTs, says man who vowed to export and/or criminalize LGBTs

Peter Sprigg: “The mask is coming off of the homosexual movement’s agenda. They really do not believe in religious liberty. They want forced affirmation of homosexual and transgender conduct to trump every other consideration in the workplace – including religious...

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Exxon, infamous holdout on fair and decent employment protections, could be running out of options

Year after year, Exxon Mobil secures its notoriety when it bucks the Fortune 500 trend and chooses to reject nondiscrimination protections for LGBT workers. Thanks to President Obama's historic action, the oil giant might be running out of options: IRVING,...

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Oregon baker who refused same-sex wedding cake bakes for 'ex-gay' org

Sweet Cakes by Melissa was one of the first of the high profile bakeries to earn national attention and a civil rights complaint for refusing to bake a same-sex wedding cake. But while Melissa Klein and her team won't make...

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PFOX rebrands; into group play, seemingly

The silly little "ex-gay" organization known as PFox has updated its look. This is the "gays-should-change" organization's new logo: Looks like a party, frankly. A frisky one. Careful where you place those hands, boys! Although I think it's just plain...

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Audio: Listen to this ADF spinmeister and his anti-gay spin

Jeremy Tedesco of the anti-gay Alliance Defending Freedom wants you to know that religious organizations don't actually want to discriminate against gay people. Oh, no, no, you silly thing. Instead, they just want the "right" to penalize you for not...

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07/22/2014

Report: US District judge won't deny justice to gay Coloradans; might delay it, though

U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore, an Obama appointee, has indicated that he will grant an injunction one Wednesday that will strike down Colorado's marriage ban. The question now is whether or not he will issue a stay while the...

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AFA to POTUS: End your 'love affair with homosexuality,' give anti-gay Christians entitlement instead

The American Family Association can't believe the President would do something fully within his executive power to fulfill a commitment that he has always professed to having. So since they could not defeat him and his promises in either of...

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Congressional right wing's right-side-of-history whip count: 8–271

And then there were eight: FLORIDA: US Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) Becomes Eighth Sitting GOP Member Of Congress To Back Same-Sex Marriage [J.M.G.] The other seven are Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Sen....

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NOM, Manhattan Declaration turn Unitarian's anti-slavery, anti-war into pro-discrimination anthem

James Russell Lowell's poem "The Present Crisis" was written against the Mexican War. Lowell's belief was that the war mounting at the time of his writing was designed to expand the reach of slavery, and he spoke out against what...

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Matt Barber and Peter LaBarbera tease America's coming anti-gay street revolts

In a heinous piece for for his oh-doesn't-it-sound-so-tough commentary site BarbWire.com—one that he coupled with a photo of Black Americans being water-hosed, we should mention—Liberty Counsel personality Matt Barber calls for Christians to "redouble our resistance to evil" and engage...

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FRC writer: We're not all the same, 'gay agenda' is 'dangerous for the wellbeing of this nation'

Well, at least the Family Research Council is getting a little more honest. D.C's conserva-popular special interest group truly doesn't believe we gay folk are the same as they are: [Family Research Council] Well of course FRC hates something related...

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07/21/2014

NBC analyst Tony Dungy says he wouldn't have drafted Michael Sam

As he was winding up his time as an NFL coach but before he started working as a sportscaster, Tony Dungy did a brief spell as a socially conservative activist. This included speaking to groups like the Indiana Family Institute...

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NOM becomes even more of a generalized anti-LGBT animus organization

Hiding their "concerns" behind the ridiculous idea that an executive order targeting workplace discrimination means people will be punished for simply opposing same-sex marriage, NOM, a group that was once narrowly focused on its one stated fight but, has moved...

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