Good As You: Minnesota Family Council Roundup

10/15/2012

Weird, Chuck Darrell—why'd your new Op-Ed overlook how you're working against 'the killer' that is 'homosexual behavior'?

Chuck Darrell, the Communications Director For Minnesota for Marriage, has admitted that his fight is against gay people and our affirmation. In 2008, Chuck wrote: "[W]e oppose homosexual marriage, anti-bullying and sex education curricula that affirms homosexual behavior because the...

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10/11/2012

Today: MN For Marriage hosts 'ex-gay' advocate Barb Anderson

This is Barb Anderson: -- Has suggested that "a lot" of gay teens have been sexually abused, which is why they are "sexually confused" and in need of "change": -- A vocal supporter of the scientifically-discredited "ex-gay" movement: -- Says...

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09/25/2012

Reminder from Kalley Yanta: It's almost time to reject the discrimination she favors

Just change all of her "Yes" requests to "No": Of course we know that Kalley's agenda, like so many other "protect marriage" proponents' agenda, goes beyond just marriage. She made that clear when she appeared on the Brad Brandon show...

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08/29/2012

#GLAADCAP goes local; highlights Minnesota activists' own words

In phase two of GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project. Today, five activists working closely to alter Minnesota's constitution so that it expressly limits the rights of same-gender couples get their own profiles: MINNESOTA: Barb Anderson MINNESOTA: Chuck Darrell MINNESOTA: Bradlee Dean...

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07/20/2012

#GLAADCAP goes local; launches with Maine

New York, NY, July 20, 2012 - GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti- defamation organization, today announced the addition of several anti-gay activists to the Commentator Accountability Project (CAP), focused on states that...

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06/27/2012

The animus attached to MN For Marriage: A continued examination

First the reminder: Minnesota Family Council is a named coalition partner of Minnesota For Marriage: Next the claims: 'Minnesota for Marriage would never advocate for anybody being put to death,' [Minnesota for Marriage Deputy Communications Director Andy Parrish] said. 'We...

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06/26/2012

You *will not* believe Minnesota For Marriage's extreme rhetoric!!!!

First let's start with the claims. All of these unbelievably offensive religious condemnations come from the sermons posted to a new site called MNPastorsForMarriage.com: Homosexual behavior and Pedophilia are two very destructive immoral forces in Western civilization. It is one...

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04/02/2012

Minn. for Marriage chooses 'cold and hungry' pic to illustrate cold and hurtful claims

The folks behind the so-called Minnesota for Marriage campaign have created a new bingo-card-looking section of their website, on which they purport to present "facts" about the civil discrimination they are hoping to perpetuate this fall. And while that ruse...

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07/06/2011

Who's bankrolling MN's costly waste of time? 'Minn. Independent' is on it

A founder of a DVD duplicating firm, a sporting goods entrepreneur, and a late meat magnate. Those are just some of the major corporate donors that Minnesota Independent reporter Andy Birkey found to be financing the North Star State's 2012...

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06/10/2011

Minnesota for Marriage's Sample Sermon: Homosexuality 'deviant', just like pedophilia

*Earlier roundup of MFC/Minn. For Marriage's eye-opening comments: MN Archbishop denies marriage ban's anti-gay animus; gives us another reason to show the undeniable animus [G-A-Y]

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MN Archbishop denies marriage ban's anti-gay animus; gives us another reason to show the undeniable animus

The Minnesota Family Council *IS* the force behind the state's marriage amendment. Not kind of. Not sort of. Not a little bit. But *is*. As we've shown you a couple of times already: There are two lobbyists currently registered in...

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06/07/2011

Minn. For Marriage's chief lobbyist: Gays 'live in conflict with how we are made'

In anticipation of the 2012 fight to pass a discriminatory marriage amendment at the ballot, the so-called "Minn. For Marriage" team has registered two lobbyists: [MN Campaign Finance Board] And now, in our continued efforts to pre-game this fight with...

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06/03/2011

Minnesota Family Council researcher: 'GSAs affirm sexual disorders'

Come the fall of 2012, the Minnesota Family Council and the National Organization For Marriage, most likely guided by their pragmatic handlers at Schubert Flint Public Affairs, will be telling state residents that their attempt to ban same-sex marriage in...

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Brian Brown wants 'dignified and civil debate' in MN; sadly, NOM's coalition partner already ruined that

In his latest e-blast, National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown predicts the following for Minnesota's 2012 ballot fight: In 2012, we hope, pray and expect that the people of Minnesota, after a dignified and civil debate, will join 31...

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06/01/2011

The real question: Will MNForMarriage hire a campaign manager or a repo man?

The Minnesota Family Council has already began the 2012 effort to write discrimination into the state constitution. So in our continued effort of showing you what, exactly, is fueling the MFC's push for bias (hint: It goes well beyond marriage),...

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05/27/2011

Even more Minnesota Family Council: 70 pages on 'Informing Citizens of the Anti-American, Pro-gay Bias of Diversity Training'

Found yet another document in which Minnesota Family Council (NOM and the rest of the conservative movement's big ally in the MN marriage fight) researcher Barb Anderson lashes out against those who'd "normalize" homosexuality rather than embrace her scientifically-rejected "ex-gay"...

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Audio: Same-sex marriage is 'big government', says group using govt. force to discriminate against gay people

"Want more government? Big government? Then support homosexual marriage" ... "Will result in a tax on the religious freedoms of churches and individuals" .... "Subsidizing alternative lifestyles" ... "Greater marital breakdown" ... "When the family breaks down, government grows. Homosexual...

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Minnesota Family Council: Resist same-sex marriage like Lincoln resisted slavery

"[Lincoln's] principled approach to persuasion in the great moral issue of his day, slavery, points to the need to approach homosexual marriage with a principle-based response" ... "How we respond in the media needs to be done from a principled...

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Audio: Minnesota Family Council becomes even more of a liability to 2012 'protect marriage' fight

And now we have more from Barb Anderson, the top researcher for the group that's leading the charge to write a marriage ban into Minnesota's constitution, the Minnesota Family Council. Because once again we have concrete evidence of Minnesota's primary...

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05/26/2011

Yet another yanked MFC doc: Teaching gays' benign normalcy = 'psychological tampering'

Found yet another document that's been conveniently scrubbed from the Minnesota Family Council's website. Probably because it, like all the other yanked ones that we've already shown you, proves that their fight is not just against marriage equality but rather...

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05/25/2011

Minnesota Family Council prez: Focus only on our current vehicle, not the sustaining gas

This is completely outrageous justification! NPR reports: The Minnesota Family Council's website has posted inflammatory material linking homosexuality with bestiality and "other deviant behaviors," including pedophilia. Prichard defends the postings as getting "into the nature of homosexuality and homosexual behavior,"...

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Minnesota Family Council: Proving for years that 'marriage protection' isn't the endgame

The Minnesota Family Council can scrub away as many incendiary documents as they wish. The undeniable truth: This organization has been pushing "change" rhetoric and Paul Cameron-laden junk science for the past fifteen years or so: Just a smattering of...

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The documents the Minnesota Family Council doesn't want you to see

So you remember our post wherein we laid bear the incendiary, Paul Cameron-citing work of the Minnesota Family Policy Council? The documents where they likened gays to bestiality and pedophilia, encouraged "ex-gay" therapy, and even wrote that "accepting homosexuals as...

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05/22/2011

MN's chief anti-equality lobby: 'Accepting homosexuals as normal victimizes homosexuals themselves'

Last night, in a 70-62 vote, the Minnesota House of Representatives voted to send a marriage amendment to the state's 2012 voters. An amendment that the state's main anti-gay lobby group, the Minnesota Family Council (an official Focus on the...

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01/18/2011

'You see, [insert apparently interchangeable anti-equality group] is unique'

You see, the anti-equality Massachusetts Family Institute is unique. Here, let MFI president Kris Mineau tell you that for himself: Though MFI's not unique enough, apparently, since this very same message can be transposed verbatim onto Louisiana Family Forum and...

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10/14/2010

Video: Minnesota 'family' guy to bullied victims: Just nicely ask them to stop, duh

What does the National Organization For Marriage's partner in Minnesota, the Minnesota Family Council, suggest that bullied LGBT students do to combat their situations? Well, MFC leader Chuck Darrell has a novel approach: He thinks the vulnerable kids should just...

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10/13/2010

'I have a scheme': NOM still co-opting Martin Luther King's legacy

The latest from the National Organization For Marriage: *** *The actual text from MLK's "Give us the Ballot" speech: "Give us the ballot, and we will no longer have to worry the federal government about our basic rights. Give us...

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03/26/2010

9 reasons for teaching children not to lie

We know that Minnesota social conservatives are scared that marriage equality could come to their state, and are therefore laying groundwork for a potential fight. But what they are saying to convince the state legislature to put a (debatably) constitutional...

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