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Correcting NOM's fallacious fear graphic  »  Good As You
To foster this truly outrageous new gays-are-the-real-bullies that the anti-LGBT crowd is pushing in order to turn our fellow citizens against us (that's not an overstatement; that's literally what they're trying to do), pro-discrimination special interest group National Organization For Marriage has created this new fear graphic: [NOM] Ooh, scary. You can just hear the fear music: Dum dum dum!!!!! Too bad NOM is flat-out misrepresenting all three of these supposed acts of force. Some facts: [1] Brendan Eich made the choice to resign as Mozilla CEO after his presence became a distraction. [2] Frank Turek was an independent vendor with various companies, ...
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Posted:  4/18 1:36am
Video: What does conservative columnist Cal Thomas see as America's biggest threat? Take a guess.  »  Good As You
It's hard to sit next to Ralph Reed and be the more anti-gay one. But with this spiel about same-sex marriage posing a bigger threat to America than any outside force, conservative Cal Thomas manages: [Right Wing Watch] I picture Mr. Thomas waking up at night, cold sweats and all, crying out a nightmarish same-sex wedding that just played out in his nocturnal subconscious. "THEIR COCKTAIL HOUR HAD IMPORTED CHEESED I'D NEVER EVEN HEARD OF!" yells the startled pundit before clutching his pillow and rocking himself gently. But you all go ahead and take over the world, global dictators. As long ...
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Posted:  4/18 2:08am
Gee, Bryan, can't understand why federal courts are rejecting you gay = incest view  »  Good As You
Court after court continues to rule in favor of equality. They are all wrong, says in-no-way-legally-trained American Family Association analyst Bryan Fischer. And these judges are wrong, naturally, because gay people are more similar to pedophiles and people who sleep with goats than they are to heterosexuals. Move over, Jeffrey Toobin: So when it comes to the “right” of homosexuals to marry each other (there never can be a “right” to same sex marriage since it is impossible for there to be moral or constitutional “right” to engage in sexually deviant behavior), the only possible question for a federal court ...
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Posted:  4/18 12:58am
Former NOM sr. associate admits shift: Moving away from intellectual arguments, focusing on spiritual  »  Good As You
Jennifer Roback Morse, who was one of the National Organization For Marriage's top surrogates in the years between Prop 8 and the Supreme Court cases, is just one of the latest to pretty much admit that her side has lost the argument. In a recent speech to Biola University, Morse admits that [a] the Supreme Court essentially issued a "rolling Roe v. Wade" that will ultimately give marriage equality to the entire nation and [b] that she must now, begrudgingly, move on to arguments base more in the emotional and the spiritual (read: her opinions) rather than stick ...
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Posted:  4/17 8:46pm
Prop 8 defense attorney now planning lesbian daughter's wedding  »  Good As You
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 handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her wedding with another woman Prop 8 lawyer's views on gay marriage evolving [AP via UT San Diego] In a related story: Antonin Scalia will do a guest arc on Modern Family as Mitch and Cam's wedding officiant. Maggie Gallagher to be the flower girl. Okay, ...
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Posted:  4/17 8:23pm
A hill of beans: 'Ex-gay'-defending legal firm selling coffee to fund discriminatory endeavors  »  Good As You
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 Fund is now funding their anti-LGBT endeavors: [Defense Fund Coffee] True to its cause, I hear the coffee will curdle in the cup whenever a gay person even thinks of adding... Which is weak. I'll stick with Starbucks. ...
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Posted:  4/17 5:14pm
If you can't afford your event, NOM, perhaps you should just cancel  »  Good As You
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 just need their supporters to pay for the damn thing: We are in the midst of intense preparations for the March, taking place this June 19th. We are securing permits, organizing logistics, signing contracts, making arrangements with speakers...all of which constitute large up-front costs. And that's why we're launching a campaign to raise $100,000 by the end of April to ...
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Posted:  4/17 5:32pm
Anti-gay talker Steve Deace lets LGBT movement know: we're about to sue churches, apparently  »  Good As You
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 allegedly violating New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act when it provided its so-called "conversion therapy" services to impressionable gay clients has been firmly imprinted on public record for consumption by anyone with an ability to access Google. We are proud of rejecting an offensive form of "therapy" that all credible scientific outlets (and the Republican governor of New Jersey) ...
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Posted:  4/17 5:05am
Audio: Bored on an apparently too factual weekday, Richard Land pushes 'gays are sexually abused' lie  »  Good As You
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 is away. Right Wing Watch brings us the clip: So offensive to both LGBT people and all of the elders we encountered while growing up. Implicit in this baseless claim that the far-right loves to cite without backing is the idea that someone close enough to us to have access made some sort of untoward ...
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Posted:  4/17 3:04am
It seems when you equate gay folk with those who sleep with animals, it sticks; funny how that works  »  Good As You
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 in charge quickly changed their plans: After receiving [a local's] email, “it took about a minute to decide to drop the contest,” BWL spokesman Steve Serkaian said in an interview. “We didn’t want any controversy from this matter to detract from what has been a longstanding, family-friendly event whose proceeds are donated to charitable causes.” FULL: 'Duck Dynasty' ...
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Posted:  4/17 2:38am
Video: A new low for Robert Oscar Lopez; anti-gay 'bisexual' peddles offensive claims on Bryan Fischer's show  »  Good As You
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 who clearly puts that agenda above all else. Stop pretending, big guy. ** *On second thought, I guess he's not pretending. In one of the most insane pieces of anti-LGBT commentary I've ever read, he writes in American Thinker: "If I have to choose between homophobes who will protect children’s rights to a mother and father and ...
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Posted:  4/17 1:33am
Southern Baptist's ERLC dedicating national conference to gay people, discrimination; better luck next year, homeless  »  Good As You
There are many topics to which the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission could dedicate it's national conference. But why tackle any of the actual social ills that truly harm the world when you can instead spend the weekend talking about gay people and our civil rights: [ERLC conference] Just remember, it's BYOS (Bring Your Own Stones). With all the casting they'll be doing over the two days, they'd never be able to provide enough for everyone. Ironically enough, the full name of the conference hotel is actually The Gaylord Opryland. Make your own jokes about that one. ...
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Posted:  4/16 9:53pm
More animus from Texas' key 'protect marriage' guy  »  Good As You
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, like most everyone who speaks to the mainstream press in favor of what they call "traditional marriage," pretends that his opposition is limited, practical, and focused. He never admits it's because he's anti-gay, instead saying his views come from him being "pro-marriage." It's crap. Here's Jonathan describing an event that Texas A&M is hosting ...
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Posted:  4/16 5:16pm
Photo: NOM thinks its discriminatory cause is young and hip; adorable  »  Good As You
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 this population supporting marriage equality in massive numbers. The problem here is NOM's wording. What NOM is really seeking are millennials who are in favor of marriage discrimination—they just don't have enough fortitude to admit their true quest. They know that admitting their obvious mission would hurt them more than they are already hurting. Young people of 2014 would've been ...
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Posted:  4/16 5:47pm
An inside look at POTUS's evolution circa 2011–2012  »  Good As You
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 of my political life. Most everyone agreed that the big guy in charge was really with us, but there were so many opinions about when and how he would get there, often at great odds with one another, even among those with key insight. It was a frustrating puzzle, first and foremost, but it was also a very interesting time ...
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Posted:  4/16 5:33pm
Photo: NOM fully (and finally) owning its wholly faith-driven root  »  Good As You
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 march on the nation's capital: [SOURCE: NOM's silly little March For Marriage] NOM and everyone who works there or supports the pro-discrimination organization's efforts has every right to stand for what they believe to be God's truth. They do not, however, have the right to determine that our civil marriage institution, which is wholly and always separated from the optional religious ...
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Posted:  4/14 9:17pm
Video: Tony Perkins is pissssssssssssed at Chick-fil-a  »  Good As You
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 to never again enter into the political debate over marriage. That's because discrimination is terrible for business; Dan Cathy made that even clearer than it already was. Tony Perkins, professional discriminator who says terribly hostile things about certain kinds of humans, joined Mike Huckabee to gripe about their onetime friend and ally, Dan "chicken" Cathy. Grab some ...
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Posted:  4/14 6:23pm
Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and—activists who try to strip certain citizens of certain civil rights?!  »  Good As You
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 Americans who wish to deny gays and lesbians the freedom to marry with the struggle of American abolitionists prior to the Civil War: Scholars, public figures, and average citizens who publicly defend the institution of marriage as the conjugal union of one man and one woman often face character assassination and occasionally threats of physical violence. Facing similarly vicious attacks in ...
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Posted:  4/14 4:43pm