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Video: TN man condemns gays with Leviticus billboards; oddly allows local Red Lobsters to remain open  »  Good As You
Tennessee, the place of my birth and childhood, is a truly gorgeous state. Though less so now: WSMV Channel 4 No word if Mr. Mundy will commit to all Old Testament condemnations. Although locals (and particularly women) might want to hide any stones that are large enough to wound, just in case. ...
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Posted:  9/17 6:55pm
Video: Brian Brown's fellow panelist gives insight into Moscow panel's extreme views on homosexuality, marriage  »  Good As You
At last week's "Large Family and the Future of Humanity" conference in Moscow, Russia, National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown was joined on a panel by John-Henry Westen, the Canadian editor of the very anti-gay website LifeSiteNews: John-Henry Westen, co-founder of lifesitenews.com, recalled how there are serious consequences in going against God's plan for sexuality, the worst of which is the spiritual damage. Among other measures, the session deserves to be mentioned that of Abdolreza Azizi, Head of the Social Committee of the Parliament of Iran. ... The American Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, has stressed ...
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Posted:  9/17 7:31pm
Video: 'Ex-gay' speaker at upcoming ERLC summit equates talking to gay people with talking to cancer patients  »  Good As You
The Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission has tapped the "ex-gay" with the best name, Rosaria Champagne Butterfield, to guide their upcoming convention on how to "change" people's sexual orientations but in the "nice" way. And in a new video, she gives a teaser of what kind of "compassion" we can expect. Clip is cued: @1:27 "One of my takeaways, from having been in the community for a decade, is those folks are good listeners. And Christians need to be more reciprocal in their listening. I would say the first thing to do is if ...
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Posted:  9/17 3:29am
FRC's Values Voter Summit puts anti-gay bakers on a marriage panel; so we won, basically  »  Good As You
Aaron and Melissa Klein are the proprietors of the now-closed Sweet Cakes by Melissa, the Oregon bakery that caught national attention for unlawfully denying a lesbian couple who sought their business. The Kleins have admitted that they discriminated because they believe homosexuality is a sin, and they have owned up to the fact that they turned away other gay customers before they were finally called out for doing so. They also recently baked cakes for a very fringe "ex-gay" organization, adding more insight into their deeper agenda (pssst—it's not just about marriage). Later this month, ...
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Posted:  9/16 8:20pm
GOP front group NOM raising money for a GOP US Senate  »  Good As You
Yet again the National Organization For Marriage, which has long claimed to be non-partisan, is raising funds for the purposes of flipping the US Senate: "we have an incredible opportunity to shift the balance of power within the United States Senate." The Next Few Months Are Critical [NOM] (h/t: J.M.G) Of course with four Republican US Senators (Murkowski, Kirk, Portman, Collins) already joining the majority who are in favor of equality, it's pretty certain that even flipping the Senate still wouldn't do anything for NOM's go-nowhere agenda of passing laws like a Federal Marriage Amendment or DOMA 2.0. But when ...
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Posted:  9/16 7:21pm
Leave beloved children's author Beverly Cleary out of your dastardly agenda, NOM!  »  Good As You
The Ramona books are some of the most treasured deposits in my memory bank. Now look on as the pro-discrimination group uses an unsourced quote from the beloved author of those (and other) books to promote its anti-gay cause: [NOM] I know nothing about the Portland, Oregon author's politics. But I'm going to go out on a limb and say that this visionary who has dedicated her life to a child's limitless potential would be among the last to lend her name to an organization that serves no other purpose than to deny the civil rights of young readers who ...
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Posted:  9/16 6:36am
Video: Another hour, another anti-gay activist warning society of its impending, gay-initiated doom  »  Good As You
This time it's James Dobson, the Focus on the Family founder, who is suggesting that our gay marriage–having future is going to destroy America. Going to destroy "the entire superstructure of culture," in fact: Of course the truth is that marriage equality doesn't weaken marriage or the family—it strengthens both. But seeing as how neither tolerance nor understanding are in Dobson's greater hits collection, we find the onetime powerful tunesmith entering this season of life by crowing the same fear on which he placed his twentieth century bets. And even though he's been wrong about it all, he expects us to ...
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Posted:  9/16 2:19am
Video: Target features gay dads in new ad #MadeToMatter  »  Good As You
It's quick, like all of the shots. But it's there, at around :19: Made to matter, indeed. Another bad blip for those who choose to deny us our worth. ...
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Posted:  9/16 12:24am
NOM president joins NARTH's VP of operations at Utah conference  »  Good As You
Brian Brown is the president of the National Organization For Marriage, the national group that pretends it is focused on policy rather than personal animus toward LGBT people. David Pruden is the VP of Operations at NARTH, an organization that unapologetically pushes the idea that gay people can and should "change" their sexual orientations through scientifically discredited therapy efforts. The two men are right next to each other on the bill for a "family" conference that will be held in Provo, UT, later this week: [Stand For Family Conference] Of course these two are rubbing shoulders. Their agendas have always been ...
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Posted:  9/15 7:44pm
Ben & Jerry's has the scoop on our inevitably sweeter future  »  Good As You
One of America's sweetest company has a long history of supporting the rich, creamy goodness that is marriage equality. Late last week, the company took the support to a whole other level, urging the Supreme Court to hurry up and do the right thing already: We’re proud to have signed onto an “Employers’ Amicus Brief.” That’s fancy lawyer speak for a formal legal petition asking the Supreme Court to review these latest circuit court rulings, and make a ruling that state governments may not act to hinder a business from treating all of its legally married employees in the same way. ...
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Posted:  9/15 8:02pm
READ: HRC's 'Export of Hate' report puts American activists on notice  »  Good As You
And now more on the American anti-LGBT activists (Brian Brown, Robert Oscar Lopez, Peter LaBarbera, etc.) who are taking their frustrations here at home, cashing in their frequent flier miles, and looking for better chances overseas: HRC Report: Export of Hate *** *EARLIER: 'Yahoo! News' notes NOM's shocking turn toward global extremism [G-A-Y] ...
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Posted:  9/15 7:52pm
Brian Brown warns America: We probably won't survive gay people's marriages  »  Good As You
National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown writing for the (Mormon owned) Deseret News: "Marriage is a foundational institution, something at the core of civilization. It is our only institution that brings men and women together as husbands and wives to be fathers and mothers to any children born of their union. Marriage is the foundation of the family and an essential element of a thriving society. No nation can long survive if it abandons the natural family and denies the unique contributions men and women each bring to child rearing." FULL: Brian S. Brown: In defending marriage, Utah is ...
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Posted:  9/15 8:40pm
'Yahoo! News' notes NOM's shocking turn toward global extremism  »  Good As You
Just last week, National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown was back in Russia stirring the pot against LGBT rights. A great new report from Yahoo! News, which builds off work from the Human Rights Campaign (for whom I first revealed NOM's plans to launch an International Organization For Marriage), makes note of the American anti-equality organization's quickly accumulating passport stamps and the overall global trend of their associated movement: [Brian] Brown is just one of many in the American “traditional marriage” movement who are aggressively pushing their message abroad now that they face an increasingly tough sell at ...
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Posted:  9/15 3:57pm
Focus on the Family fundraising at intersection of self-centeredness and anti-gayness  »  Good As You
You all, homosexuality is personal to the anti-gay activists at Focus on the Family. Here, let them tell you all about it in a Friday afternoon attempt to raise funds off the fallacious and offensive idea that gay people can and should "leave" their sexual orientations: A few things:
  • Cool stock photo of a man with his back to us. We were totally going to trust scientific consensus, the sweeping majority view of actual gay people who know what it's like to actually be gay, and the common sense surrounding the topic of sexual orientation. But then we saw that guy walking
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Posted:  9/13 2:44am
Anti-gay American Family Association claims the discriminatory business owner is our modern-day Hester Prynne  »  Good As You
We all know that the anti-LGBT activists have made a movement-wide choice to pretend that those who are called out for their attempts to discriminate are the real victims and that the citizens who suffered the embarrassing, unfair, and unlawful denial of service as the bullies. And we all know why: it's because they are now very much on the defensive in the larger conversation and need some way to shirk responsibility for the harms that they favor. What's funny is watching the ways they try to sell that narrative to a public that, outside of their own echo chambers, ...
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Posted:  9/13 3:10am
Count the lies in this Values Voter Summit description  »  Good As You
This is a writeup for a breakout session that will be held in two weeks at the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit: [VV Summit] #1: It's not just "the left" that believes marriage equality is inevitable. Prominent activists who were on the front lines of the "protect marriage" fight, like Maggie Gallagher and Jennifer Roback Morse, have admitted that fifty-state marriage equality is inevitable. #2: The four most recent marriage votes have gone for equality, not discrimination. So no, you cannot rightly say that "the American people continue to support [marriage inequality] with their ...
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Posted:  9/12 8:11pm
Video: If nothing else will get you to 'Ex-gay Awareness Dinner' then this will—not do the trick either  »  Good As You
Last year's "Ex-gay Awareness Month" was known best for being a total bust. But if at first you don't succeed, make a really cheesy promo that strategically avoids showing the small crowd: Aware that anti-gay conservatives like Mat Staver and Harry Jackson support the "ex-gay" movement because it plays into the "love the sinner, hate the sin" view that they use to detach their activism from the actual human beings they harm? We're actually all aware of that, kiddos. ...
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Posted:  9/12 2:21pm
Video: Bill Donohue on early '90s gay 'animals' and their 'Nazi-like invasions'  »  Good As You
Extreme anti-gay activist Bill Donohue is all over the media right now stomping his feet about the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade's decision to allow one LGBT group to march (for now) in next year's parade. In order to sell his narrative, Donohue has implied that gay people can't be trusted to march in such parades because gay people can't be trusted to keep their clothes on. Now, to further "prove" his point, Donohue is relying on some personal photos of gay "animals" that he's apparently held onto for twenty years now. Oh, and he's also ...
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Posted:  9/12 2:18pm
Survey: Catholic leadership's never-ending attacks on gay people's peace is regressing church's acceptance levels  »  Good As You
Earlier today, I showed you how Chicago's Archbishop is now equating the accommodation of LGBT consumers in the public square with forced Sharia Law. And you surely know how Bishops across the nation are essentially now de facto political activists who voice strong opposition to marriage equality (in some states, Catholic leadership has essentially guided the anti- side's marriage campaigns), employment nondiscrimination laws, and just about any civil policy that would make LGBT people's lives more fair and more equal. Plus you probably also know how many of the top voices on the other side (NOM, ...
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Posted:  9/12 12:31am