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Michigan pastors make unfortunate lifestyle choice; say they'll go to jail rather than not discriminate  »  Good As You
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, explains it like so: "Let there be no doubt that, if you should decide to go forward with this grave injustice, I, every born again believer I know, as well as every pastor you see here today, shall disobey your unjust law,” ....“Here we stand, Black and White together, ready to go to jail!" FULL: Hundreds ...
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Posted:  10/31 4:14pm
What most people aren't getting about the fake non-troversies of the anti-gay right  »  Good As You
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 surely thinks this line is benign. As best as I can tell, there is no agenda at work. To most, presumably including this reporter, this sounds like nothing more than an introductory sentence. In truth, this framing is completely and utterly wrong. What most people do not realize is that this non-troversy, like virtually all of the non-troversies that the anti-LGBT ...
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Posted:  10/31 5:10pm
'Weekly Standard' asst. editor equates Tim Cook with man who pits God against him  »  Good As You
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 he believes in, and using his company to financially and publicly support those views? Indeed, we have a heard a story like this before. Before Tim Cook, this perfectly described another CEO and son of the south: Daniel Truett Cathy of Chick-fil-A. Apple CEO Sure Sounds a Lot Like Chick-fil-A CEO [Weekly Standard] Ooh, totally! Except, you know, for the fact that ...
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Posted:  10/31 4:37pm
PFOX's Quinlan says SBC leader's opposition to 'reparative therapy' is cruel  »  Good As You
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 people they can't be gay (celibacy was their main suggestion). Because let's be clear: the Southern Baptist Convention is light years away from accepting us; they are just increasingly willing to admit that the barbaric attempts to "change" people, which they have supported and emboldened for years, are, in fact, wrongheaded and even dangerous. But the change ...
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Posted:  10/30 8:53pm
That Idaho wedding venue posts new 'rules and regulations'; will still perform non-Christian weddings  »  Good As You
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 are claiming that they are waaaaaaaaay to Christian to every marriage same-sex couples (or polygamists or bigamists, which they say in the same breath), they will totally marry people who ascribe to faiths other than Christianity. Because let's get real here: it was always just gay people they wanted to exclude. Oh, but don't worry, gay people—you can still ...
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Posted:  10/30 8:00pm
NOM trying to shape Arkansas politics without even learning state's abbreviation  »  Good As You
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 is AR, NOM might want to go for a rewrite. Then again, the organization has absolutely no ties to this, a state that they are simply carpetbagging. Why should anyone expect the anti-gay opportunists to know anything about the state, its voters, or its representation, two-letter or elected? ...
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Posted:  10/30 2:53am
Another deceptive thing about NOM's duplicitous anti-Hagan ad  »  Good As You
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 faulting Hagan for supporting. I also noted how that judge, Max Coburn, was ultimately confirmed by a unanimous vote in the Senate. But I just thought of something else: There was a second U.S. District Judge, one William Osteen, who also ruled for marriage equality in North Carolina just days later. And this Judge Osteen? ...
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Posted:  10/30 3:25am
Video: Focus on the Family staffer who calls homosexuality 'particularly evil lie of Satan' hangs out in Chicago's Boystown  »  Good As You
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 "actually deconstructs humanity itself" and that same-sex parenting turns children into "human guinea pigs." To name just some of his many slights. But he loves us, natch. And he wants to be our friend, of course. And to prove it, he's spending his afternoon in one of America's most famous gayborhood for ...
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Posted:  10/29 5:22am
Video: NOM reminds North Carolinians that they, Thom Tillis forced state into unconstitutional mess  »  Good As You
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, with Tillis running against pro-equality incumbent Kay Hagan and the unconstitutional marriage ban that Tillis and NOM pushed nothing but a bad memory, NOM is, for some strange reason, reminding Tar Heel voters of the always wrongheaded battle that they (and many others) forced upon the state: Hagan's judge? Interesting how NOM completely overlooks the high praise that NC's other (and senior) ...
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Posted:  10/29 1:32am
Video: Another new NOM ad targets Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR); uses James O'Keefe video as source  »  Good As You
I've already written about the attempt at a "gotcha" from conservative hidden camera activist James O'Keefe, in which a local gay leader's hearsay suggestion to a potential donor is accepted as fact. Now this conjecture is the basis for a new NOM ad attempting to making US Senator Mark Pryor, who is on record as being opposed to same-sex marriage, into a faker: ...
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Posted:  10/29 2:23am
What the heck is 'NOM Victory Fund'?  »  Good As You
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 amendment is, in fact, unconstitutional, the text lists some new organization and URL for NOM: "NOM Victory Fund"? New to me. And it's new to everyone, in fact, since NOM only bought that domain last week: [Domain Tools] The site has yet to launch, so it's anyone's guess what this organization has planned in order to turn its three ...
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Posted:  10/29 1:55am
Actually no, kindness does not demand making people mad at you  »  Good As 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 manner of crude, cruel, or even reprehensible behavior. After all, if scripture demands that people will hate you, then you are "right" for hurting and angering people who are different. So goes this belief. It's a really horrid teaching, to be honest. And extremely egocentric, too. It's kind of an inverse of the golden rule—one that takes all onus off of ...
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Posted:  10/28 7:27pm
Another evangelical leader comes out against so-called reparative therapy  »  Good As You
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 have departed from a once-popular therapy, some evangelical attempts at reparative therapy have been “severely counterproductive,” Moore told a group of journalists during a press conference at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission’s national conference in Nashville on Tuesday (Oct. 28). He also gave similar remarks to the conference of about 1,300 people. FULL: Evangelical leader Russell Moore denounces ex-gay therapy ...
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Posted:  10/28 7:20pm
And the intended spouses who are refused service are what, exactly? Trees? Aliens?  »  Good As You
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 refuse gay pride tees to Bed & Breakfast owners who refuse rooms simply because they think same-sex relationships are wrong, there have, in fact, been cases that have nothing to do with marriage. And you never—never, ever, ever—hear social conservatives making this distinction when those cases arise. On the contrary. But even if we are talking specifically about a case that ...
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Posted:  10/28 5:02am
Anti-gay Baptist church seeks to intervene in Kansas marriage case  »  Good As You
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 end of the day, they want the same outcome (no same-sex marriage) and believe we are headed to the same future (it's down below and hot) unless we stop being gay. So it's really no surprise to see that WBC is the latest legal outfit (the church is made up of many lawyers, who've even argued at the US Supreme Court) ...
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Posted:  10/27 5:35pm
Audio: Brian Brown advocates on behalf of pro-equality Democrat, destruction of his own party  »  Good As You
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 ever heard. But considering it's coming from the anti-gay movement, one of the most obtuse political blocks in American history, I'm not surprised. Here now, via Joe.My.God., comes the first robocall in which National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown tells San Diego area votes to vote for pro-LGBT Democrat Scott Peters in order to send a message to ...
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Posted:  10/27 6:03pm
Ted Olson: Supreme Court rolling back marriage now would be 'inhuman,' 'cruel'  »  Good As You
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 families have earned state and federal rights: @4:51: "I do not believe that the United States Supreme Court could rule that all of those laws prohibiting marriage are suddenly constitutional after all these individuals have gotten married and their rights have changed and their families are living under a regime in which they do have full constitutional rights. To have that ...
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Posted:  10/27 5:54pm
The debate is getting very weird and increasingly toxic  »  Good As You
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 (AZ and WY) have adopted the freedom to marry, and outside one lone mention of the Benham brothers' father screaming at the weddings of same-sex couples, here have been no reports of citizens raising even a minor stink over the newfound equality in their midst. Americans are moving past this as we all become more perfect ...
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Posted:  10/26 3:19pm