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2004-12-28 00:00:00 
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FRC launches new site: 'Freedom' to discriminate against LGBT people, so long as you say 'my religion'  »  Good As You
And now here's the latest project from anti-LGBT animus group Family Research Council. It's a roundup of many names you know for the sole reason that they wanted to forcefully oppose LGBT people without repercussion, speak out against what they call our "lifestyles" without any response, or (most commonly) flout proper law as it applies to LGBT people and our nondiscrimination. "Free to Believe," FRC disingenuously calls it: [FRC's Freedom to Believe] Believe away, FRC. It's when you believe you are above scrutiny, reproach, or even the law simply because of your faith that you run in to problems. No ...
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Posted:  4/28 3:10am
Own worst enemies: Anti-gay activists make opening statements on SCOTUS steps  »  Good As You
Right Wing Watch brings us these last gasps from a movement that is speeding toward irrelevancy: ...
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Posted:  4/27 11:03pm
Video: Media outlet that primarily backs anti-equality Republicans faults pro-equality Democrat for listening, learning, growing  »  Good As You
Considering Washington Examiner's conservative bent, it's clear they mean this to be a hit piece. What it really is instead? An example of an American who listened and learned and moved toward the right stance: It's hilarious to me when people who still—and steadfastly—oppose marriage equality fault those who evolved on it. Yes, those of us who have long supported it wish our allies had always been with us. Obviously. But the reality is that very few Americans were fully with us a decade ago. This was a major conversation and the burden was really on us to make the credible ...
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Posted:  4/27 10:48pm
Video: Equality versus NOM #march4marriage supporter who thinks we're 'so unnatural'  »  Good As You
It's good that this Daily Mail video features a National Organization For Marriage "march for marriage" participant who admits she thinks gay people are "so unnatural" (like totally, ohmigah!). Because that is what drives the anti-gay movement: Eh, at least FRC's Peter Sprigg didn't call on us to be "exported" or criminalized. Because, ya know—he's done both: *SOURCE: Gays seek immigration reform [Medill Reports] *SOURCE: MSNBC **MORE: Peter Sprigg [GLAAD CAP] ...
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Posted:  4/27 9:35pm
Own worst enemies: Anti-equality movement shows true animus on steps of Supreme Court  »  Good As You
Just a day before the "protect marriage" movement has its most important hearing in its movement's history, a band of some of the most animus-driven activists in this or any other world gathered for a press conference that framed homosexuality as a behavior. Peter LaBarbera, Janet Porter, "ex-gay" Greg Quinlan, and Scott "I'm on trial for crimes against humanity" Lively are just some of those gathered to show the SCOTUS nine what this movement is really all about. Americans United brings us these pics: [SOURCE] We couldn't create such great evidence if we tried! And that's the ...
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Posted:  4/27 9:23pm
Video: America is ready for the freedom to marry  »  Good As You
Indeed: ...
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Posted:  4/26 3:41pm
READ: Very anti-gay crew vows to never recognize civil marriage equality (even though they so will or face penalties)  »  Good As You
When you've tried for years—even decades, in some cases—to stop gay rights and marriage in particular, and you've failed and failed H-A-R-D, you've got to try something to save face. For a fairly sizable group of extremely anti-gay people who have dedicated a large portion of their adult lives to civil discrimination, this means signing on to a defiant (but wholly meaningless) letter in which you make a vow to always oppose marriage equality, no matter what, end of story—harrumph. Here's what that looks like: Humorous Anti-gay Marriage Pledge Listen, folks, you can sit at home and stick pens in ...
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Posted:  4/25 4:46am
NOM #March4Marriage coalition partner, religious liaison: 'Homosexuality is behavior and choice...immoral'  »  Good As You
Willie Owens, the National Organization For Marriage's named religious liaison and coalition partner, is speaker at Saturday's March For Marriage, where the NOM crowd will pretend they have something pertinent to add regarding the civil marriage cases about to go before the US Supreme Court. But as Owens made clear in a letter he cosigned with his wife, his opposition, like almost every gay rights opponent's opposition, is really about his personal detestation for homosexuality itself: [CAAP] Ooh, he said "period," kiddos. Guess we better take our progress, case law, majority support, thirty-seven states, and full federal ...
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Posted:  4/25 4:06am
Mike Huckabee blatantly lies about something no civil marriage activist is seeking  »  Good As You
One thing that has annoyed me most about this particular "culture war" debate is how the opposition is so hellbent on painting us as evil tyrants that they won't accept any good faith efforts that we extend. For instance, we have long said—consistently, a a movement, in a loud and unanimous voice—that our fight is only for *civil* marriage equality and that we are perfectly happy leaving individuals churches to do as they always have with marriage and decide who they do and do not want to marry. When it comes to the religious ceremony (that is always ancillary and ...
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Posted:  4/25 2:40am
Video: Man who once called for ban on gay teachers promotes #March4Marriage; because of course he does  »  Good As You
Former U.S. Senator and current Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint has openly stated his belief that gay people (and unwed mothers) should be banned from being public school teachers. He also insists that homosexuality is "a behavior that’s proven to be destructive to our society,” and admits that he'd never back a gay or lesbian president "because I consider it immoral.” So of course he's a big fan of an event that pretends to be about policy when everyone knows it's really about anti-gay animus: ...
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Posted:  4/25 2:24am
Questions 'Face The Nation' should ask Tony Perkins (but likely won't, sadly)  »  Good As You
Family Research Council president Tony Perkins has revealed that he will be on CBS News' venerable Face The Nation this coming Sunday ostensibly to discuss the upcoming Supreme Court cases on marriage: [FRC] That being so, I've assembled a list of questions that the moderator (presumably regular host Bob Schieffer) might want to ask Mr. Perkins so that the show's viewers get a sense of who this man truly is and how he has advocated against LGBT people. Let's begin. ...
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Posted:  4/24 9:48pm
FRC Senior Fellow: We are prepared to 'give our lives' to fight same-sex marriage (i.e. 'our eternal destruction')  »  Good As You
E.W. Jackson is now a senior fellow at the Family Research Council. E.W. Jackson is now vowing to fight us to the death on marriage equality, if necessary: Um, who is going to be threatening your life, exactly, Mr. Jackson? I mean, I know that throwing rice at weddings can be dangerous to birds, but you are not avian and that practice has fallen out of favor. Unless you plan to position yourself in a bad spot at a particularly boisterous wedding horah or you imbibe a little too much at the open bar and make reckless choices thereafter, ...
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Posted:  4/24 10:09pm
On marriage, FRC prays SCOTUS will 'rule in the fear of the Lord'  »  Good As You
Here is the eighth of the Family Research Council's prayers targeting each Supreme Court justice, this one targeting notoriously silent archconservative Clarence Thomas: Pray that Justice Thomas will become bolder in expressing his thoughtful, spiritually enlightened legal opinions. (Pr 10:19; Acts 4:31) Pray that he will become the very influence upon the court that liberals fear. And may this upcoming marriage case be an opportunity for this quiet man, in a case that will have a huge impact on the health of our nation and its families. (Heb 11; Jude 7) Pray that Justice Thomas and each of his colleagues will rule in ...
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Posted:  4/24 3:07am
Stop me if you've heard this one: Gay men throw reception for Ted Cruz; Cruz doesn't act as super anti-gay as usual  »  Good As You
Weirdest story of the week: Senator Ted Cruz, the Republican presidential candidate, has positioned himself as a strong opponent to same-sex marriage, urging pastors nationwide to preach in support of marriage as an institution between a man and a woman, which he said was “ordained by God.” But on Wednesday night, at a reception for him at the Manhattan apartment of two prominent gay hoteliers, the Texas senator struck quite a different tone. During the gathering, according to two attendees, Mr. Cruz said he would have no problem if one of his daughters was gay. He did not mention his opposition to same-sex ...
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Posted:  4/23 10:04pm
When will NOM stop denigrating single parents and their children?  »  Good As You
Of course it's gay couples and our families that they have in mind. But there is simply no way to interpret NOM's definition of family (second pro-discrimination sign from the left) other than to note its equal hostility toward single parents and their offspring: [NOM] Can you even imaging going through your daily life with a sort of hubristic belief that you, a member of a global population of billions of different kinds of people and relational structures, get to define family for everyone else? It's obnoxious. It's arrogant. It's mean to millions of children in real families that don't ...
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Posted:  4/23 9:59pm
Poll: Marriage equality even more inevitable-ier than ever before  »  Good As You
Ten years ago, opposition to marriage equality was hovering around 60%. Today: A record-high 6 in 10 Americans support same-sex marriage and a similar share say individual states should not be allowed to define marriage as only between a man and a woman, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Poll: Gay-marriage support at record high [WaPo] "Then we'll just stop reading the Washington Post and watching ABC," insists a stoic opposition movement whose self-satisfaction and aggressive obtuseness always masked a lack of credible argument and crumbling demographic reality. ...
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Posted:  4/23 9:56pm