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NOM versus David Koch  »  Good As You
NOM dares to go where few conservatives are willing to go. They are taking on the Koch brothers: Recently, the news reported that David Koch—the conservative boogeyman of the left—will be interviewed by ABC's Barbara Walters for her "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014" special scheduled to air on Sunday. In the interview, he unequivocally states, "I'm basically a libertarian, and I'm a conservative on economic matters, and I'm a social liberal." It harkens back to a 2012 Politico article where he said, "I believe in gay marriage," pointing out that he openly supported legal abortion as a Libertarian party candidate ...
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Posted:  12/18 8:10am
Anti-equality baseball player calls reporter 'a prick' for asking about his anti-equality advocacy  »  Good As You
Minnesota Twins outfielder Torii Hunter recently recorded a political ad in which he used his baseball fame to advocate for a (failed) gubernatorial candidate and, specifically, his anti-equality stances. This recording followed 2012 comments in which Hunter said he'd be uncomfortable having a gay teammate since he believes "biblically, it's not right." But now when a reporter dares to mention the beliefs that Hunter holds and the ad that Hunter chose to record—an ad he was only asked to record because he's a famous baseball player, we should note—the player proceeded to berate the reporter in front ...
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Posted:  12/16 10:44pm
Audio: Josh Duggar defends discrimination, invalidates own point  »  Good As You
On Monday's edition of Tony Perkins' daily radio show, anti-LGBT activist and reality TV personality Josh Duggar showed up to chat with guest host Richard Land about the recent repeal of an LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance in Fayetteville, Arkansas (both Josh and his mother Michelle had put themselves front and center of this debate). And while Josh and Richard have a good ol' time talking about "lifestyles" and "agendas" as they push the anti-intellectual notion that LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinances are somehow different than nondiscrimination ordinances that already protect religious people, Josh makes a personal point about his own past ...
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Posted:  12/16 9:50pm
Audio: AFA's Fischer names 'homosexual agenda' as 'greatest threat to liberty' in American history  »  Good As You
Move over, the many and myriad actual oppressions that have wounded America in our nearly two hundred forty year history. According to the American Family Association's Director Of Issues Analysis and star radio host, the fight for gay equality is the biggest threat our liberty has every faced: This is not normal commentary, folks. We've come to accept it as normal because the anti-LGBT movement has spent decades lowering the bar in some apparent attempt to test the temperature of the earth's core. But when you step back into the real world, the idea that our peaceful progress is a liberty ...
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Posted:  12/16 5:10am
Audio: AFA Radio caller calls for executing gays; FRC-employed host doesn't even challenge him, much less condemn  »  Good As You
When a caller phones in to your radio show and calls for the execution of gay people, you should be sure to repudiate that call for genocide in the firmest way possible. Right? And this is particularly true if you are an employee of one of America's most anti-gay organizations, yes? Well not according to Craig James. While filling in for FRC's president, Tony Perkins, on last Friday's edition of his AFA Radio show, the former sportscaster, onetime US Senate candidate (he lost to Sen. Ted Cruz in the 2012 Texas Republican primary), and current Family Research Council employee couldn't even ...
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Posted:  12/16 4:40am
NOM president's other organization is 'in trouble' (his words) too  »  Good As You
National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown sends out one of the most desperate fundraising pitches I've ever seen: I'll remind you that NOM, under Brian's guidance, has become riddled in debt and has a remarkably terribly track record. And by his own admission, ActRight is also near death? Brian, buddy—maybe conservative politicking isn't your calling? Just a thought. ...
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Posted:  12/15 10:17pm
FRC prays to take LGBT Americans out of nondiscrimination law  »  Good As You
It's not enough to fight us in legislatures or courts. The Family Research Council is now literally praying that "the sexual proclivities of a small minority" be taken out of nondiscrimination ordinances, at least when they person who wishes to discriminate is a professed Christian. This comes from FRC's latest round of "prayer targets": [FRC] Only in FRC's backwards world could the fair application of fairly-instated nondiscrimination policy constitute an "instance of despotism," while the actual discrimination at hand is portrayed as the loving act of Christ. ...
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Posted:  12/15 8:55pm
I'll remind you that FRC also compared our marriages to human-horse unions  »  Good As You
Today a picture is floating around the internet of a Mississippi pastor who is drawing a direct comparison between same-sex marriage and man-on-horse unions: [SOURCE] And of course people are calling it outlandish and crazy and nutso. Because it is. But you know what else it is? The exact same thing that the anti-equality movement's top D.C. policy shop did just a few years ago. In fact, is was the setup for a recent Family Research Council pamphlet arguing against marriage equality: [Family Research Council] And that's the thing with most of these crazy, fringe, bizarro world claims that extremists use ...
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Posted:  12/13 3:47am
In lieu of typing 'Look how desperate we are' over and over again, NOM president wrote this instead  »  Good As You
National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown has seen the future, and he's back to breathlessly spook those who he and his cash-strapped organization so desperately need to give them money: I sit silently holding the note my sixteen year old daughter brought home from school, taking in the word stamped in red — "Suspended." I look at her and know immediately what has happened, because we've been through this before. "He was in the girl's bathroom again and I told him to leave," she explains. All I can do is shake my head, realizing this is not going ...
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Posted:  12/13 4:15am
HILARIOUS: Model from 'ex-gay' twins billboard is 'out, proud gay man,' not a twin  »  Good As You
It's no surprise that the "ex-gay" movement uses stock photo models, considering how few spokespeople they have and how many past participants have come out to repudiate the whole charade. But this is just hysterical: NBC12 - Richmond, VA News (h/t: J.M.G.) Yes, Christopher Doyle, the photo does matter. The billboard very clearly implies that the featured gents are twins who help "prove" that people aren't born gay. The fact that the featured participant is actually not a twin, and is in fact personally slighted and disgusted by your agenda, is very pertinent. Chris, it'd be kind of like it you ...
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Posted:  12/12 9:25pm
New research: Sitting down and correcting misinformation is effective at correcting misinformation  »  Good As You
New research is lending more evidence to what we've long known: that when it comes to changing hearts and minds in the direction of equal rights, there's no topping the efficacy and staying power of the in-person conversation. The New York Times reports: Gay political canvassers can soften the opinions of voters opposed to same-sex marriage by having a brief face-to-face discussion about the issue, researchers reported Thursday. ... The study, published Thursday by the journal Science, suggests that a 20-minute conversation about a controversial and personal issue — in this case a gay person talking to voters about same-sex marriage — can ...
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Posted:  12/12 8:42am
Southern Baptist leader Albert Mohler reminds us that marriage equality is inevitable  »  Good As You
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president Albert Mohler wrote a column all about how his religious freedom is supposedly being stifled by LGBT rights. Because of course he did; people on his side of the debate rarely write anything else these days. That's because they are on an all-out (and obvious) PR campaign in which they are trying to sell the "we're the victims" concept to an American inclined to roll its eyes the moment they hear the wacky idea that people who've spent decades trying to subjugate a minority population's rights are somehow the injured parties in this civil rights ...
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Posted:  12/12 8:15am
Video: ADF features pro-discrimination advocate in latest fake 'victim' video  »  Good As You
Lexington, KY, has an ordinance protecting against discrimination in the areas of Race, Color, Religion, National Origin, Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity, and/or Disability. But of course some anti-LGBt Christians and their political supporters believe they have some sort of entitled right to ignore at least one of those categories, even though they should have known the deal the very day they chose to open a public accommodation. But for a movement determined to flip the script so that it doesn't seem like the pro-discrimination movement that it truly is, the whole "we're the victim" game is a last grasp move ...
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Posted:  12/11 9:37pm
Ryan Anderson's priest/preacher conflation shows fundamental misunderstanding of nondiscrimination law  »  Good As You
Anti-LGBT activist Ryan T. Anderson took to the blog of his employer, the Heritage Foundation, and further proved that his overall political goals exceed well beyond his key cause of stopping equal civil marriage rights for loving, deserving, peaceful American taxpayers. But while I'm not surprised to hear Ryan extending his fight beyond marriage since anyone who follows him knows that his advocacy goes much further (yesterday he promoted and staunchly defended a piece from an "ex-gay" who claims that "same-sex sexual action harms the dignity of my body"), I am somewhat surprised to ...
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Posted:  12/11 9:59pm
DC ban on 'ex-gay' junk science brings Tony Perkins back to his old school animus  »  Good As You
For the past year or so, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins has kind of been on his best behavior, at least when it comes to his anti-LGBT rhetoric. I'm not sure if it was the election and the need to be more pragmatic, his increased presence of Fox News, other priorities, or if he's far more spooked by his legacy and the internet's unforgiving memory than he lets on, but he hasn't been quite as Tony Perkins-y in 2014. But hey, there's still a couple of weeks left. And it seems that the D.C.'s recent effort to ...
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Posted:  12/11 10:21pm