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10/31/2014

What most people aren't getting about the fake non-troversies of the anti-gay right

I was just reading a local news report from Houston's KHOU about the non-troversy involving Mayor Annise Parker, subpoenas she never saw before their preparation, and the outrage machine that followed. The first line reads like this: [KHOU] The reporter...

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'Weekly Standard' asst. editor equates Tim Cook with man who pits God against him

Jim Swift, assistant editor of the conservative Weekly Standard, thinks Tim Cook, in coming out as a proud gay man, sounds just like another newsmaking company leader: A southern-born CEO invoking religion regarding his views on homosexuality, lobbying for what...

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Michigan pastors make unfortunate lifestyle choice; say they'll go to jail rather than not discriminate

A group of Michigan pastors, working under the moniker of "No Gay Civil Right," has declared that they will not comply with any LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination law that might pass in their state. Pastor Stay Swimp, a humorously over-the-top activist preacher,...

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10/30/2014

PFOX's Quinlan says SBC leader's opposition to 'reparative therapy' is cruel

At this week's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission conference, Russell Moore, top dog of that Southern Baptist enterprise, came out against so-called "reparative therapy." Then he and his allies proceeded to spend a large percentage of that conference telling gay...

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That Idaho wedding venue posts new 'rules and regulations'; will still perform non-Christian weddings

The Hitching Post, that for-profit Idaho venue that has repurposed itself as a solely religious enterprise in order to exclude same-sex couples, has posted the new policies for who can and who cannot marry there. The gist: Even though they...

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10/29/2014

Another deceptive thing about NOM's duplicitous anti-Hagan ad

Yesterday I showed you the increasingly desperate National Organization For Marriage's new ad targeting incumbent US Senator Kay Hagan, and I mentioned how her Republican colleague, Sen. Richard Burr, also praised and approved of the federal judge that NOM is...

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NOM trying to shape Arkansas politics without even learning state's abbreviation

This is the official YouTube copy of NOM's new ad attacking incumbent US Senator Mark Pryor and advocating for his GOP opponent: [YouTube] A title that would be great if Mark Pryor was running in Alaska. But considering Arkansas' abbreviation...

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10/28/2014

Video: Focus on the Family staffer who calls homosexuality 'particularly evil lie of Satan' hangs out in Chicago's Boystown

Glenn Stanton, a longtime anti-LGBT activist is somewhat notorious for his claim that homosexuality is a "particularly evil lie of Satan" (a claim that still runs on Focus on the Family's website, by the way). Stanton also believes same-sex marriage...

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Video: Another new NOM ad targets Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR); uses James O'Keefe video as source

I've already written about the attempt at a "gotcha" from conservative hidden camera activist James O'Keefe, in which a local gay youth leader's hearsay suggestion to what she believes to be a potential donor is accepted as fact. Now this...

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What the heck is 'NOM Victory Fund'?

At the end of the National Organization For Marriage's disingenuous new ad attacking US Senator Kay Hagan for joining her Republican colleague in recommending, and all of her colleagues in confirming, the District Judge who recognized that North Carolina's marriage...

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Video: NOM reminds North Carolinians that they, Thom Tillis forced state into unconstitutional mess

Thom Tillis, the Republican nominee for US Senate, championed North Carolina's marriage bill. When it went to ballot, the National Organization For Marriage and its team masterminded the costly campaign that forced both sides to squander time and resources. Now,...

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Actually no, kindness does not demand making people mad at you

I'm so tired of seeing some version of this, a popular evangelical idea that Dr. Russell Moore just echoed at the anti-gay Southern Baptist conference taking place this week in Nashville: [@ChelsenVicari] It's such a convenient out. It excuses any...

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Another evangelical leader comes out against so-called reparative therapy

So this ruse is pretty much up: (RNS) Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore has denounced reparative therapy, the controversial idea that people who are gay or have same-sex attraction could become straight. Joining a chorus of other religious leaders who...

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10/27/2014

And the intended spouses who are refused service are what, exactly? Trees? Aliens?

The Heritage Foundation's Ryan T. Anderson tonight tweeted the following: [SOURCE] A couple of things here. There have been several cases that were not, in fact, about marriage. From rainbow cookies for an LGBT student group to t-shirt manufacturers who...

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Audio: Brian Brown advocates on behalf of pro-equality Democrat, destruction of his own party

I've talked a few times about the anti-gay far right's plan to encourage votes for pro-equality Democrats rather than (less) pro-equality Republicans, and how in love with it I am. It might just be the most obtuse political strategy I've...

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Ted Olson: Supreme Court rolling back marriage now would be 'inhuman,' 'cruel'

In an interview with USA Today's Susan Page, conservative legal eagle Ted Olson echoes common sense, saying that there is basically no chance that the Supreme Court could go backwards on marriage equality now that so many loving couples and...

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Anti-gay Baptist church seeks to intervene in Kansas marriage case

Like so many other groups that oppose us in court, Westboro Baptist Church uses its personally-held religious view to deny us our civil rights. Sure, WBC displays a much more heated message than its more mainstream counterparts. But at the...

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10/26/2014

GLAAD: Restating #GLAADCAP's purpose in hopes critics might actually listen

Restating #GLAADCAP's purpose in hopes critics might actually listen [GLAAD]

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The debate is getting very weird and increasingly toxic

In a recent GLAAD Blog post, I commented on how peacefully marriage equality is expanding throughout this nation. Thankfully, that remains true, at least with the everyday citizens of this great country. Since I wrote the post, two more states...

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10/24/2014

NOM spends six figures on North Carolina's Hagan/Tillis US Senate race

Considering it was the last state they "won" (until they lost it) and considering they developed a lot of close ties there, the National Organization For Marriage is surely hoping they can muster some sway in the Tar Heel state...

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Idaho wedding venue can be discriminatory so long as it sticks to new business model

The Hitching Post, the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, for-profit wedding chapel that has been the subject of one of the most spun-up and twisted "news" stories of this week, will be free to deny same-sex couples. That is, if they stick...

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11/2 in Houston: Activists mad that churches were noted for their politicization head to a church—to politicize

The request, made to five pastors who have been on the front lines of an attempt to rollback a nondiscrimination law in the city of Houston, was essentially standard legal procedure. The subpoenas sought any instructions on filing petitions that...

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10/23/2014

Lisa Kudrow thinks my website title is modest, at best

Lisa Kudrow, never a stranger to gay fans, has a theory about gay men. Here goes: “I don't know who I'm going to offend by leaving them out,” she began, “but I need to say that I think gay men...

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Do you take this man to be your lawfully wedded mission of destruction?

With all that's going on around the world today, there are plenty of headlines to which one might ascribe the phrase "mission of destruction." Here's the American Family Association's choice: Two same-gender couples have filed suit to overturn Mississippi's constitutional...

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10/22/2014

MassResistance's hilarious fourteen-point plan for reinstating marriage discrimination: Get really, really nasty

The anti-LGBT activists at MassResistance see the writing on the wall, and they know that it reads "Psst, your game's almost up!" So here is their hysterically obtuse plan for how they will convince America to do an about-face and...

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Concerned Women For America finally learns to call out anti-gay rhetoric

Over the years, the Concerned Women For America has employed Sandy Rios, Peter LaBarbera, Matt Barber, Robert Knight, and a whole host of conservatives whose rhetoric routinely breaks the bounds of political decorum. And right now, on CWA's main website,...

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'Rivka Edelman' responds to me via one of the most bizarre comments I've ever read

"Rivka Edelman," who first wrote an article that had to be corrected and for which I had to be granted a personal apology due to the lies within, and who has since spent about two weeks now posting lies about...

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Just going to another vendor isn't always easy, isn't good basis for sound policy

Every time another one of these deliberately propagandized situations involving a baker or florist or other public accommodation operator who wishes to discriminate against same-sex couples comes into light, people on both sides (but mainly on the anti-gay side) start...

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Pat Robertson: People who believe in fair nondiscrimination law are 'terrorists, radicals, and extremists'

Pat Robertson, a man who is apparently immune from any criticism as he continues to spout out horrid ideas to receptive millions, has a new label for people who believe in fair application of the law as it pertains to...

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10/21/2014

In which another anti-gay group forces politicos to Gladys Kravitz our way into one family's divorce drama

Of all of the stories the fa-right anti-LGBT activists have seized on, this one involving a woman whose husband realized he was gay and sought a divorce is one of the most bizarre I've expert experienced. Here's Focus on the...

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In 2008, the AFA was the same on LGBT rights as President Obama; and I was a flying unicorn

In a post denying that it should qualify for the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of active anti-LGBT groups, American Family Association legal counsel Patrick Vaughn writes the following: Surprisingly, President Obama stated the same position on homosexual marriage that...

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The Hitching Post plot thickens in a truly remarkable way

When I first learned about the story of Idaho's Hitching Post, which was suddenly the far-right's latest marriage "victim" for supposedly being threatened by the city of Coeur d’Alene for not marrying a same-sex couple, I thought the whole thing...

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On Rivka, Robert and their dirty, self-victimizing, anti-intellectual blame game

Anti-equality devotee Robert Oscar Lopez has found yet another anti-gay conservative outlet to publish yet another of the same kind of piece that he keeps writing. The gist: He is the victim of gay activists and anyone who dares make...

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10/20/2014

POTUS believes in fifty-state equality, happy with way it's playing out

In an interview with Jeffrey Toobin for The New Yorker, President Obama cited the recent Supreme Court decision to not grant cert to any same-sex marriage cases as the best SCOTUS decision in his tenure: I asked him to name...

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But your subjective view of 'real' marriage is factually irrelevant, Ryan

In response to my post about an Idaho wedding business that changed its website in what seems to be a revisionist attempt to cover the fact that it used to perform civil weddings and weddings outside of their faith, the...

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Flip Benham (yes, their dad) reportedly protesting outside NC weddings

Considering he's a longtime foe of all things LGBT rights and no stranger to street protests, don't take this as indicative of much of anything. But it is still worth noting the people who are determined to show America just...

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TV's Duggar family continues anti-LGBT activism

Over the years, the Duggars from TLC's hit reality TV show 19 Kids And Counting have become increasingly political. In addition to eldest son Josh joining the extremely anti-LGBT Family Research Council and dedicating his time to efforts to stop...

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10/19/2014

Caught ya: Far-right's latest marriage 'victim' edited website to make more solid legal case

Back in May, I wrote about a place called The Hitching Post, a Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, business that marries couples for profit. At the time, I opined about how the ordained minister who owns the business has every right to...

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10/17/2014

Read: Wyoming to become our 32nd marriage equality state

In a temporarily stayed ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl has ruled against Wyoming's discriminatory marriage ban. Once the stay is lifted (on Oct 23rd, if not before), this will make Wyoming the 32nd marriage equality state: 2:14-cv-00200 #44...

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GLAAD: Victory is what happens while you're busy making other plans

Victory is what happens while you're busy making other plans [GLAAD]

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What fake victimization sounds like in Arizona

Cathi Herrod, Arizona's longtime voice of discrimination for LGBT people, weighs in on today's decision bringing marriage equality to her state: PHOENIX – “I am heartbroken for a country and a state that has had the redefinition of marriage forced...

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Federal judge strikes Arizona's discriminatory marriage ban; marriages should begin today!

US District Judge John W. Sedwick has just ruled that marriage equality can begin in Arizona If this sticks, then that brings us up to thirty-one states and counting. And just as social conservatives have long predicted, the rapid developments...

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NOM's latest desperation: Relying on hearsay James O'Keefe video to smear Democrat for 'secretly' not opposing equality

James O'Keefe, the controversial conservative filmmaker whose big thing is to secretly film progressives in what are often lazily twisted versions of incomplete truths, released a latest video wherein a leader with the Arkansas Young Democrats' gay caucus intimated that...

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Shun-employment: NC state employee quits job to avoid happy gay couples

Priorities, folks: WENTWORTH — A Rockingham County magistrate submitted his resignation Thursday, saying he couldn’t marry same-sex couples because it violates his religious beliefs. Magistrate John Kallam Jr. sent a letter to Chief District Court Judge Fred Wilkins and said...

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10/16/2014

NOM wasted a lot of money on IRS "scandal," aint getting it back

The National Organization For Marriage today suffered what should be its final and most crushing blow in its years long, wholly concocted attempt to create an IRS "scandal." The same court where NOM lost its case earlier this year, receiving...

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State employees must actually perform duties state pays them to perform; shocking, I know

This is the kind of thing that the anti-gay far-right will surely turn into another "poor, pitiful us" routine: North Carolina magistrates have been directed to perform civil marriages for same-sex couples or face suspension or dismissal from their state...

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Frank Turek pushes same anti-reality rhetoric that led his movement to loss

Frank Turek is a longtime voice of anti-gay hostility and an early adopter of the anti-equality movement's now-definitive "victim" meme. So it's no surprise that he, a North Carolina resident, is all kinds of angry at the recent actions that...

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10/15/2014

'Christian' is not suitable stand-in for 'discriminatory business owner'

This is the a headline running at the American Family Association's "news" site: [AFA's One News Now] The subject is the supposed "right" of public accommodations to flout fairly enacted nondiscrimination laws when they don't feel like serving a same-sex...

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Tony Perkins knows a shifting Catholic church is bad for his career

The Vatican is starting to admit that gays and lesbians have "gifts to offer." And that's more bad news for the exceedingly anti-gay head of an organization that has made marriage inequality its cause célèbre: [Tony Perkins] Oh please. Marriage...

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NOM goes after gender neutral bathroom because—that somehow applies to marriage?!

As a dad of an infant who is often in search of a changing table, only to find that the business chose to only put this item in women's restrooms, I can see the many reasons why a gender neutral...

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