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Riiiiiiight, FRC. And 'Desperate Housewives' is still TV's hot new show, too  »  Good As You
In 2004, marriage equality was lagging somewhere in the 30% range. In some southern states, it was in the low teens. To hear the Family Research Council tell it, that's where it still is. Based on a new NY Times poll that shows support in reliably red states like Arkansas and Louisiana is below the current national average (shocker!), the Family Research Council is pushing this ridiculous claim: "While the media is busy declaring an end to the debate, the reality is that most voters are just as opposed to redefining marriage as they were ...
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Posted:  4/25 2:58am
Nice try, anti-equality movement, but the lesbian 'throuple' story makes our argument, not yours  »  Good As You
Social conservatives are itching to make hay about a story of a lesbian trio who live together and are planning to raise a family: Nice try, I guess. But no. Three times no. The fact of the matter is that this is not a legally married trio. Two of them are married to each other, and the third woman is connected via as much legal paperwork as is available to enjoin the three. They are not legally married because it is not legal for three people to legally marry under civil law—and no marriage equality group that is focused on same-sex marriage ...
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Posted:  4/24 8:15pm
NOM's Chair to Oregon: We have a right to tell courts our personal, conservative Catholic opinions!  »  Good As You
No one in the state of Oregon who would have true standing to do so sees an interest in defending the state's discriminatory marriage law. This is a big statement—one that the people of Oregon made when they voted for the elected officials they chose to represent their interests. But the National Organization For Marriage, a pro-discrimination special interest group based hundreds of miles away should get the right to come in and state their Catholic-driven objections, simply because they feel like it. That's the basic argument of John Eastman, a man who has referred to homosexuality as a ...
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Posted:  4/24 9:05pm
After death do us part: Indignity of Idaho's marriage ban threatens lesbian veteran's final wishes  »  Good As You
Like all marriage bans, Idaho's is destined to end up on the ash heap of history. But for now, proud veterans must still take time out of their mortal lives to fight for their own personal ash heaps' final resting spots: "Protecting marriage—what a crap stain on history. America will be deeply embarrassed by this someday. Some of us just got an early start. ...
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Posted:  4/24 10:44pm
Video: Male on mail  »  Good As You
As always, Colbert's faux outrage over LGBT issues closely mirrors (or is even less hysterical than) the real thing: The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive ...
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Posted:  4/24 5:11pm
Jonah Goldberg can't see the hornets' nest for its hornets  »  Good As You
Conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg: "I think it’s admirable that some advocates of same sex marriage are relatively magnanimous in victory (and I’m certain it’s preferable to the scorched earth alternative the signatories decry). But it seems to me that if you’ve spent a decade or more advancing the argument that opposition to same sex marriage is morally equivalent to opposition to interracial marriage and other Jim Crow laws, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise when people who bought your argument then go out and apply its ruthless and unforgiving logic." [SOURCE] As always, the social conservative is ...
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Posted:  4/24 5:35pm
Robert Oscar Lopez says I perform 'psychological operations routine' on him when I quote his own words from his own web site  »  Good As You
Every one of the sourced and linked quotes on Robert Oscar Lopez' truly unbelievable Commentator Accountability Project page direct readers back to his very own website, video clips, or commentaries that he's placed elsewhere on the web. Robert, professional victim that he is, loves to claim the quotes on the site are "out of context," which is laughable as it is. But the fact of the matter is that the full source material is always linked—always, every time, in every instance—for anyone who wants the broader context. Despite this truth, Lopez has on several occasions thrown around words like ...
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Posted:  4/23 10:57pm
AFA promotes its new app in only way it knows how  »  Good As You
We've gone through all of their examples a bajillion times and pointed out all of the distortions, excised details, and bad arguments that they use to turn these supposed examples of persecution into national examples of how marriage equality harms America. No use doing it again. Instead, just have a good laugh at how AFA is incapable of doing something as straightforward as promoting their app without making it all about us and their obsessions therof: [SOURCE] I truly adore the idea that an AFA supporter needs on-the-second information so he or she can "quickly and effectively engage the culture when ...
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Posted:  4/23 11:25pm
Jodie Foster in 2013: 'I am'; Jodie Foster in 2014: 'I do'  »  Good As You
Congrats to the veteran actor, who recently married Alexandra Hedison: Jodie Foster Marries [E! Online] But was it Jodie, or was it her mother, with whom she had switched bodies? Freaky. ...
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Posted:  4/23 11:35pm
Matt Barber's ever-classy site suggests gay people are literally crushing fellow humans  »  Good As You
To highlight its umpteenth post (this week) designed to turn our fellow citizens against us (and I don't mean just our rights—I mean us), Matt Barber's rabid attack site, BarbWire.com, is running this image: [SOURCE] If it were just this one pic, you might write it off as gentle ribbing. But if you combine it with the other images Matt has chosen to run since his site's launch... [SOURCE] [SOURCE] [SOURCE] [SOURCE] [SOURCE] ...a certain pattern starts to emerge. Folks, they've stopped debating us and are now trying to make our fellow citizens ...
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Posted:  4/23 5:01pm
Audio: Tony Perkins equates opposing equality with opposing Nazis  »  Good As You
Martin Niemöller was a pastor who was imprisoned for opposing Hitler and the Nazis. That oft-repeated "First they came for the..." quote is attributed to him. So who are Niemöllers modern counterparts? Why people who oppose our civil equality, natch: FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL PRESIDENT TONY PERKINS: "Given the state of our nation, why aren't you here?" Hello, I'm Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. Dr. Lawrence White recounts the story of Pastor Martin Niemoller who was arrested and imprisoned for faithfully preaching the word of God in Nazi Germany. The morning after his arrest a fellow minister serving as ...
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Posted:  4/23 1:57am
If you feel like you hear about another marriage case every day, here's why  »  Good As You
Even though I sift through this stuff with a fine-toothed comb's even more airtight cousin, this stat still surprised me: What's up with Dakota? ...
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Posted:  4/22 10:44pm
Bryan Fischer is on to our comic book villain–in-chief  »  Good As You
President Obama is secretly working to destroy the United States from within, and gays in the military is just one of his ways of doing it. Thus goes the latest from the American Family Association's senior analyst, Bryan Fischer: If a Machiavellian genius were to set out to destroy the United States, he would do three things. Disarm and weaken our military so it cannot defend us against foreign enemies. Disarm the National Guard so it cannot defend the States against the federal government. Nationalize and militarize law enforcement by weaponizing bureaucrats. That version of the U.S. would be helpless, governed by ...
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Posted:  4/23 3:08pm
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's Al Mohler 'can't give' us acceptance; good thing we're not asking  »  Good As You
In a chat with Tony Perkins, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president Albert Mohler today declared that he and his fellows "can't give" LGBT people their support or acceptance because that would just condemn us. Here's that: You know what, Al? Have a good old time not giving us your support. Throw an anti-pride parade, if you must. Hell, throw an annual backyard barbecue where you stand around with crossed arms, pursed lips, and judgmental glances, and spend the whole day talking about how unwilling you are to ever tell an LGBT person that we'll get to frolic in God's ...
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Posted:  4/23 2:02pm
NOM fails to trip up Oregon marriage case  »  Good As You
Ever since D.C.-based pro-discrimination special interest group NOM stepped in with a bid to intervene in the court case against Oregon's discriminatory marriage ban, clued-in politicos have speculated that NOM was trying to delay the case so that it might force a ballot fight instead. Since the pro-equality side is open to that possibility, if we are unable to achieve our rights through the court, NOM's thinking is that if that process moves forward (which it would in the case of a drawn out legal fight), they will be able to convince enough interested parties—the judge, Oregon citizens, ...
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Posted:  4/23 2:52am
'WaPo' conservative columnist: 'Strident' marriage equality opponents have lost  »  Good As You
Jennifer Rubin, conservative columnist at Washington Post's "Right Turn" blog: The strident anti-gay marriage and anti-gay rights forces on the right, having lost their grip on public opinion, now can’t convince fellow Republicans of their views. ... The opposition to gay marriage is crumbling on the right, as it is everywhere. The true sign of progress is the deafening silence on the topic in the run-up to the 2014 elections. FULL: Anti-gay marriage sentiment fading [WaPo's Right Turn blog] Of course those same strident forces think the answer is to hire likeminded polling firms to come up with surely skewed data, ...
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Posted:  4/23 1:24am
New record: Anti-gay activist Ralph Reed contradicts self in less than minute  »  Good As You
Ralph Reed at the 7:02 mark, pushing lies that have been laughed out of federal court: "The social science is irrefutable: a child who grows up in a home without the mother and father present, and they both very unique procreative, nurturing, and socializing roles, they’re nine times more likely to end up dropping out of high school; they’re five times more likely to end up in poverty; and they’re three times more likely to end up addicted to drugs and alcohol.” Reed at 7:40 mark, contradicting the pretense that he himself stated just forty seconds prior: “I think ...
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Posted:  4/21 2:11am
Read: NOM's guide to pressuring lawmakers to ban marriages (while pretending you're doing something good and positive instead)  »  Good As You
Even though one of the bills for which they are lobbying is, quite literally, one that would alter our U.S. Constitution so that is specifically bans same-sex marriage (H.J. RES 51, Federal Marriage Protection Amendment; Huelskamp), the National Organization For Marriage is telling its supporters to not admit their true intent: Instead, NOM is telling folks to use the following message, which falsely pits "standing for marriage" with a supposed loss of a right to speak: Those are just two points you will find in NOM's guidebook for how its supporters are to lobby their elected representatives when visiting the nation's capital ...
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Posted:  4/19 1:42am
Vintage Clinton era oppo memo perhaps even more relevant today  »  Good As You
As part of today's massive document dump of previously restricted files comes a 1995 memo titled "The Communication Stream of Conspiracy Commerce." It's astounding how applicable it is to our present political world (and particularly the LGBT fight): [Clinton Library] Of course now, there are thousands more outlets that do this kind of work and countless more folks, from everyday bloggers to paid Fox News contributors like Todd Starnes, who facilitate the same trend outlined above. I harp on it all the time. Rather than Vince Foster or Whitewater, the above could easily apply to any ...
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Posted:  4/18 9:20pm
Concerned Women For America advises churches to lockdown exclusionary marriage views  »  Good As You
While they don't specifically name the "emerging threat" that is so clearly the basis for this advisory document, the Concerned Women For America do want the nation's churches to make sure they put up all the proper walls before the "ever-evolving cultural, political, and legal definition" makes them see just a little too accepting. To accomplish this task, CWA suggests a "statement on marriage and sexuality" that squeezes adultery; fornication; homosexual, bisexual, or transgender relations; polygamy; and bestiality into one big box of "no!": [CWA] Regular readers know that I 100% support the right of churches to make these ...
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Posted:  4/18 9:01pm