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The 'why can't they take their business elsewhere?' line: Not only offensive but legally meaningless  »  Good As You
Whenever these stories about the florists or bakers or photographers who want to deny services to same-sex couples come to light, there is an inevitable chorus that will ask, some from the pro-LGBT perspective but most from the anti-LGBT perspective, why the injured parties couldn't have just taken their business elsewhere. On a couple of different occasions, I've discussed the reasons why that is an untenable standard. But there's another facet to the conversation as well. The fact is, many couples surely do take there business elsewhere. It's unwise to think that the only situations we hear about are ...
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Posted:  2/27 9:57pm
Video: Man who's directly compared homosexuality to pedophilia will now lecture you on extremism  »  Good As You
Family Research Council employee EW Jackson believes gay people are "frankly very sick" and sees a direct connection between homosexuality and pedophilia. But for some reason, the extremely anti-LGBT FRC believes that he, an undeniable voice of anti-gay extremism, is the appropriate person to lecture researchers and messengers like the Southern Poverty Law Center on extremism, specifically as it applies to Ben Carson. Oh, and then (around 3:50) he calls SPLC, a civil rights organization known and respected for its work on behalf of African-American people and against the extremist groups that denigrate the same, a "racist" organization before ...
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Posted:  2/27 10:26pm
FRC's ridiculously bunk new poll (*from partisan polling firm)  »  Good As You
The Family Research Council is going around pushing the following stat, so much so that they have made several memes and even created a microsite to host the associated polling: Only thing? The stat is meaningless. And deeply deceptive. It's false witness, actually. Here's why. First, we have to note that the polling firm is a noted right-wing outlet. FRC commissioned this poll through Wilson Perkins Allen, one of the big Republican polling shops out there. Which isn't surprising, since FRC is nothing if not a partisan special interest group masquerading as a faith outfit. But if you're going to ...
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Posted:  2/27 5:48am
Buzzfeed: Jeb Bush's nascent team is teeming with gay Republicans  »  Good As You
Building on last week's announcement that the Bush-in-waiting has hired an out and quite activist-minded gay man as his communications director, Buzzfeed's McKay Coppins has filed a lengthy report on the full breadth of the Republican's burgeoning campaign and its noticeable bent: Quietly, Jeb has filled his campaign-in-waiting with some of the most open proponents of gay rights in the Republican Party. And donors think he sees the issues the same way they do — pro-LGBT. FULL: Jeb Bush, 2016’s Gay-Friendly Republican [Buzzfeed] A fascinating read. And I don't find any of it the least bit shocking. The Republican party is ...
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Posted:  2/26 11:14pm
FRC prays against gay acceptance to 'avoid the wrath of God'  »  Good As You
From the Family Research Council's latest round of weekly "prayer targets" [FRC] Wow, a majority seeking to "correct our nation" so as to keep a minority population from getting too uppity. How many times in world history have we heard that one before? ...
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Posted:  2/26 11:11pm
Video: 'Vice' covers the sad, dangerous, discredited world of 'conversion therapy'  »  Good As You
My heart truly breaks for these men who so desperate need to learn self-love but who are instead drinking the poisonous snake oil: ...
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Posted:  2/26 11:27pm
Video: Mark Cuban supports religious biz owners that 'just say no' to serving same-sex weddings  »  Good As You
He seems to realize that keeping it out of the legal realm is the good idea. However, noted entrepreneur Mark Cuban is flat-out giving business owners advice (e.g. "just say no") that encourages them to flout nondiscriminations laws, which could very well lead to a legal fight (that the biz owner will inevitably lose): For someone whose TV role involves weighing the worth of business ideas, you sure are promoting an unsellable one yourself, Mr. Cuban. I'm out. ...
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Posted:  2/25 10:19pm
We're not driven by animus, say groups that are known for showing animus toward gay couples  »  Good As You
You guys, the Southern Baptists and other groups who are known for their longheld resistance to anything having to do with gay acceptance, both within their own pews and within public policy, are tired of you accusing them of animus. They say so in a new amicus brief filed in the 8th Circuit: In the friend-of-the-court brief, the [Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission] and the other organizations say the frequent accusation that defenders of the biblical, traditional definition of marriage "are motivated by 'anti-gay animus'" is "false and offensive." This charge by advocates of same-sex marriage "is intended to ...
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Posted:  2/25 9:27pm
It's not a 'marriage debate' simply because pro-discrimination lawmakers say it is  »  Good As You
I keep seeing local media outlets use some variation on the following headline in their coverage of a go-nowhere, wantonly discriminatory marriage amendment that a couple of conservative Republican lawmakers in Iowa have dreamt up: [DM Register] This kind of framing is the embodiment of what is so frequently wrong about conversations like the one we are having on marriage. All too often, media outlets and others with platforms frame something as a debate—one with two sides, similar merits, and similar chances—just because a lone person or a small cadre of people chooses to air their discriminatory whims before the ...
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Posted:  2/25 4:16am
Video: Onetime LGBT community foe delivers crushing blow to 'religious freedom' (a.k.a. license to discriminate) bills  »  Good As You
When he was the state attorney general of Georgia, Mike Bowers acted like a very anti-gay, very conservative politician. You know the Bowers v. Hardwick case of 1986 in which the US Supreme Court upheld sodomy laws across the nation (before overturning them in 2003)? Mike Bowers is the Bowers in that famous case. He also once fired a lesbian attorney simply because she was planning a commitment ceremony with her partner. Not our friend, this guy. But times? They change. And so do people. Which is one reason why this very same Michael Bowers—the sodomy-banning, lesbian firing ...
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Posted:  2/25 6:36am
Q. How does Mark Regnerus 'prove' he's not an anti-gay activist?  »  Good As You
A. He speaks at one of the most anti-gay activist groups on the planet, the Family Research Council (an SPLC-designated hate group) [FRC] When a federal judge described Regnerus' junky work on same-sex parenting as "entirely unbelievable and not worthy of serious consideration," this is the kind of crap he was talking about. Regnerus has always been an activist with a preconceived notion who then worked backwards to undermine families he and his politics always wanted to undermine. *** *Fore more on Regnerus, his sham study, and its politically-motivated shepherds, go here. ...
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Posted:  2/25 6:14am
The AFA's 'Anti-Christian Bigotry Map' is the most unintentionally hilarious thing you'll see today  »  Good As You
In an obvious attempt to flip the script on the Southern Poverty Law Center for tracking actually hostile groups that genuinely promote dissemination or worse, the American Family Association, one of the most proudly pro-discrimination organizations on the planet, has released a map purporting to show "anti-Christian bigotry." The basic criteria for being "anti-Christian" is to either be an atheist group, a group that supports clear church/state lines like Americans United, or to be any group to advocate for what the AFA calls a "homosexual agenda." For instance, here is what they say about GLSEN, an organization that encourages tolerance ...
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Posted:  2/24 9:35pm
Exec. Editor of conservative bible 'National Review' signs statement to 'make marriage achievable for all who seek it'  »  Good As You
Reihan Salam, executive editor of the conservative movement's stalwart publication, National Review, has joined over one hundred other scholars and leaders (including quite a few conservatives) in signing on to a new statement that marriage equality opponent-cum-proponent David Blankenhorn has spearheaded through his Institute for American Values. The statement, titled "Marriage Opportunity: The Moment for National Action," works off of the following ten propositions: Executive Summary: Our Argument in Ten Propositions *For the first time since the controversial Moynihan Report of 1965, marriage as culture war in America can now be replaced by marriage as common cause and a common ...
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Posted:  2/24 6:47am
Ginsburg repeats what her 'recuse!'-ers fail to acknowledge: SCOTUS has *already* moved the marriage ball into a new court  »  Good As You
In an interview with The New York Times' Gail Collins, Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says the following about marriage equality and its future at the court: So Ginsburg is planning to be on the bench when the Supreme Court decides mammoth issues like the future of the Affordable Care Act and a national right for gay couples to marry. She says she doesn’t know how the health care case will turn out. But like practically every court observer in the country, she has a strong hunch about which way gay marriage will go: “I would be very surprised if ...
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Posted:  2/23 10:07pm
Three Notre Dame professors condemn school for backing what majority of US Catholics already support  »  Good As You
Three Notre Dame professors have taken to the increasingly hostile Public Discourse site (which is edited by increasingly hostile marriage inequality activist Ryan Anderson) to chastise their own university and its president for extending benefits to legally married same-sex couples. Because to these professors, gay couples have no shot at anything other that immorality: So extension of marriage benefits to such employees directly incentivizes the making of and persistence in a public commitment to be sexually available to another person of the same sex—that is, to be available for intrinsically immoral sex acts. The extension is made ...
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Posted:  2/23 9:48pm
Scott Lively: Yep, married gays are going to cause Armageddon  »  Good As You
This is an actual headline, graphic, and text from an actual conservative pundit person (Scott Lively) on an actual conservative news site Spiritually speaking, the official endorsement of “gay marriage” by the most powerful and influential nation on earth, and more importantly the only nation in the history of the world (other than ancient Israel) to be established on a Biblical foundation, is an act of rebellion against God not seen since Noah’s Flood. Indeed, the ancient Hebrew rabbis taught that “same-sex and bestial marriages” were the final insult to God that triggered the great flood (Talmud, Genesis Rabbah 26:5:4). ...
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Posted:  2/23 9:32pm