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NOM spends six figures on North Carolina's Hagan/Tillis US Senate race  »  Good As You
Considering it was the last state they "won" (until they lost it) and considering they developed a lot of close ties there, the National Organization For Marriage is surely hoping they can muster some sway in the Tar Heel state in order to oust incumbent US Senator Kay Hagan, a Democrat who supports marriage equality. To aid this cause, NOM has already spent six figures on mailers opposing Hagan and supporting her opponent, anti-equality Republican Thom Tillis I haven't seen the mailer. But if it's honest, it will remind North Carolinians of all the time, money, and resources NOM forced them ...
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Posted:  10/25 1:44am
Sunday in Houston: Activists mad that churches were noted for their politicization head to a church—to politicize  »  Good As You
The request, made to five pastors who have been on the front lines of an attempt to rollback a nondiscrimination law in the city of Houston, was essentially standard legal procedure. The subpoenas sought any instructions on filing petitions that these pastors might have delivered during their sermons, since the filing of petitions is at the center of the lawsuit. Even so, the mayor (who had not seen the filing prior to the media circus) said she did see the language within as somewhat broad and was willing to refile. She has since made that happen. But leave it the professionally ...
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Posted:  10/24 7:20pm
Idaho wedding venue can be discriminatory so long as it sticks to new business model  »  Good As You
The Hitching Post, the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, for-profit wedding chapel that has been the subject of one of the most spun-up and twisted "news" stories of this week, will be free to deny same-sex couples. That is, if they stick to their new business model (which is not their old business model) of only performing religious weddings: Coeur d'Alene Says Hitching Post Is Exempt From Gay Rights Law [Boise State Public Radio] Which is totally fine. In fact, that was the gist of my post from back in May, when I first learned that ...
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Posted:  10/24 7:41pm
Lisa Kudrow thinks my website title is modest, at best  »  Good As You
Lisa Kudrow, never a stranger to gay fans, has a theory about gay men. Here goes: “I don't know who I'm going to offend by leaving them out,” she began, “but I need to say that I think gay men are superior beings in my mind. I do believe that.” When pressed for explanation, the actress even offered up semi-scientific data. "It's all so tricky. I studied biology and the brains are anatomically different. They just are. There's a stronger connection with the corpus callosum (in gay men). The two sides of the brain communicate better than a straight man's, and I think ...
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Posted:  10/24 4:15am
Do you take this man to be your lawfully wedded mission of destruction?  »  Good As You
With all that's going on around the world today, there are plenty of headlines to which one might ascribe the phrase "mission of destruction." Here's the American Family Association's choice: Two same-gender couples have filed suit to overturn Mississippi's constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman – an amendment approved by 86 percent of Mississippi voters in 2004. ... [Buddy Smith, executive vice president of American Family Association] points out the push-back is nothing new – and was expected. "But it's coming from a very radical group that not only intends to redefine marriage, but from an understanding of ...
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Posted:  10/23 7:27pm
MassResistance's hilarious fourteen-point plan for reinstating marriage discrimination: Get really, really nasty  »  Good As You
The anti-LGBT activists at MassResistance see the writing on the wall, and they know that it reads "Psst, your game's almost up!" So here is their hysterically obtuse plan for how they will convince America to do an about-face and ultimately declare gay people public enemies of our own country: Change of Attitude 1. Understand the “gay marriage” battle. In the short run the “gay marriage” fight is all about forcing the normalizing of homosexuality on society. In their own way, that’s even how the courts see it. If you already concede that “domestic partners” or “civil unions” are fine, or that ...
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Posted:  10/23 6:21am
Concerned Women For America finally learns to call out anti-gay rhetoric  »  Good As You
Over the years, the Concerned Women For America has employed Sandy Rios, Peter LaBarbera, Matt Barber, Robert Knight, and a whole host of conservatives whose rhetoric routinely breaks the bounds of political decorum. And right now, on CWA's main website, you can still find branded information like this.... [SOURCE] ...and this... [SOURCE] ...and more stuff than I could ever round up. Staffers have attacked Rep. Nancy Pelosi's "surgically induced gash of a smile, which is hard to endure." Their current president suggested that LGBT youth are "probably troubled ...
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Posted:  10/23 4:46am
'Rivka Edelman' responds to me via one of the most bizarre comments I've ever read  »  Good As You
"Rivka Edelman," who first wrote an article that had to be corrected and for which I had to be granted a personal apology due to the lies within and who has since spent about two weeks now posting lies about me and attempting to force me to take responsibility for words I never wrote and actions I never performed (e.g. writing her family and employer), is now demanding that I scrub the web clean of anything that mentions her name. Oh, and apparently I have to find out the name of anyone who any of my ...
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Posted:  10/22 8:56pm
Just going to another vendor isn't always easy, isn't good basis for sound policy  »  Good As You
Every time another one of these deliberately propagandized situations involving a baker or florist or other public accommodation operator who wishes to discriminate against same-sex couples comes into light, people on both sides (but mainly on the anti-gay side) start asking why those couples can't simply move on to the next business. People ask why anyone would want to work with a vendor who doesn't wish to service them. "There are many pro-gay fish in the commercial sea," goes the gist of the thinking. On the surface, I get that. I've been through a wedding myself, and I know that I ...
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Posted:  10/22 8:00pm
Pat Robertson: People who believe in fair nondiscrimination law are 'terrorists, radicals, and extremists'  »  Good As You
Pat Robertson, a man who is apparently immune from any criticism as he continues to spout out horrid ideas to receptive millions, has a new label for people who believe in fair application of the law as it pertains to gay consumers and public accommodations. We are "terrorists, radicals, and extremists," says Mr. Christian Bible Network: SOURCE: Pat Robertson: Gay Rights Advocates Are 'Terrorists, Radicals And Extremists' [RWW] The anti-LGBT movement is out of control. And if they keep it up, the sad truth is that someone is going to get hurt. ...
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Posted:  10/22 7:20pm
In which another anti-gay group forces politicos to Gladys Kravitz our way into one family's divorce drama  »  Good As You
Of all of the stories the fa-right anti-LGBT activists have seized on, this one involving a woman whose husband realized he was gay and sought a divorce is one of the most bizarre I've expert experienced. Here's Focus on the Family's Citizenlink arm doing their part on the "Janna Darnelle" story: SOURCE: Focus on the Family's Citizenlink As I said in my initial post on the subject: divorce sucks. It's hard. It's not something anyone wants when they enter into a marriage. But it happens. And sometimes it happens when a spouse realizes who he or she ...
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Posted:  10/21 9:02pm
In 2008, the AFA was the same on LGBT rights as President Obama; and I was a flying unicorn  »  Good As You
In a post denying that it should qualify for the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of active anti-LGBT groups, American Family Association legal counsel Patrick Vaughn writes the following: Surprisingly, President Obama stated the same position on homosexual marriage that AFA holds when he first ran for President, but SPLC did not call him a hater. FULL: Is AFA a Hate Group? [AFA] Something tells me the AFA will go ahead and leave my comment in moderation limbo: Although a better comment might be: Any organization that employs Bryan Fischer as its issues analyst should probably go ahead ...
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Posted:  10/21 8:27pm
On Rivka, Robert and their dirty, self-victimizing, anti-intellectual blame game  »  Good As You
Anti-equality devotee Robert Oscar Lopez has found yet another anti-gay conservative outlet to publish yet another of the same kind of piece that he keeps writing. The gist: He is the victim of gay activists and anyone who dares make note of his years of public engagement—which includes multiple rally appearances, testifying several times before state legislatures, filing sores of amicus briefs against equality, running a website mostly geared toward opposing LGBT rights/parenting, etc.—is vicious and negligent for pushing back against his own work. Yesterday he wrote something for The Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal focusing on the fact ...
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Posted:  10/21 7:53pm
The Hitching Post plot thickens in a truly remarkable way  »  Good As You
When I first learned about the story of Idaho's Hitching Post, which was suddenly the far-right's latest marriage "victim" for supposedly being threatened by the city of Coeur d’Alene for not marrying a same-sex couple, I thought the whole thing was too coincidental to be true. I didn't focus on it in my last post on the subject since I had the much more newsworthy discovery that the business had changed its website so that they could seem much more faith-driven than they had been operating in the past. But a part of me was wondering how the ...
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Posted:  10/21 8:12pm
POTUS believes in fifty-state equality, happy with way it's playing out  »  Good As You
In an interview with Jeffrey Toobin for The New Yorker, President Obama cited the recent Supreme Court decision to not grant cert to any same-sex marriage cases as the best SCOTUS decision in his tenure: I asked him to name the best Supreme Court decision of his tenure. When the Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, in 2012? When it struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, a year later? Neither, it turned out. “In some ways, the decision that was just handed down to not do anything about what states are doing on same-sex marriage may end up ...
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Posted:  10/20 8:51pm
Flip Benham (yes, their dad) reportedly protesting outside NC weddings  »  Good As You
Considering he's a longtime foe of all things LGBT rights and no stranger to street protests, don't take this as indicative of much of anything. But it is still worth noting the people who are determined to show America just how vicious anti-gay activism can still be: With gay marriage now legal in North Carolina, it was only a matter of time before Flip Benham of Operation Save America started crashing wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples. The North Carolina-based pastor, who is the father of Religious Right activists David and Jason Benham, reportedly disrupted several weddings at the Mecklenburg County and ...
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Posted:  10/20 7:13pm
TV's Duggar family continues anti-LGBT activism  »  Good As You
Over the years, the Duggars from TLC's hit reality TV show 19 Kids And Counting have become increasingly political. In addition to eldest son Josh joining the extremely anti-LGBT Family Research Council and dedicating his time to efforts to stop marriage equality, mother Michelle has recorded robocalls advocating against LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination laws and the whole family has shown up at rallies that are focused at least in part toward discrimination. Here's the latest, happening today: [SOURCE: Joe.My.God] And of course the next time they are on Good Morning America, Extra, or any of those entertainment shows that love to play ...
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Posted:  10/20 7:03pm
But your subjective view of 'real' marriage is factually irrelevant, Ryan  »  Good As You
In response to my post about an Idaho wedding business that changed its website in what seems to be a revisionist attempt to cover the fact that it used to perform civil weddings and weddings outside of their faith, the Heritage Foundation's Ryan Anderson writes the following: [Ryan's twitter] His opinion about our marriages, as offensive as it may be, is completely irrelevant to the facts. The fact is that this business was fully willing to move forward with civil weddings that they themselves may not have supported, but now they are not. They have always operated as ...
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Posted:  10/20 8:08pm
Caught ya: Far-right's latest marriage 'victim' edited website to make more solid legal case  »  Good As You
Back in May, I wrote about a place called The Hitching Post, a Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, business that marries couples for profit. At the time, I opined about how the ordained minister who owns the business has every right to not perform same-sex marriages, if he so chooses. However, if he is going to make that choice, then he is going to lose that right to run a for-profit, "all comers welcome" business that says it marries opposite-sex couples in civil ceremonies, regardless of faith. And in May, when that business owner, Donald Knapp, first started going ...
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Posted:  10/20 5:57am