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 ...
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:
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
This is the official YouTube copy of NOM's new ad attacking incumbent US Senator Mark Pryor and advocating for his GOP opponent:
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?
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 ...
This is Marc Ruffalo’s first pairing with our fan favorite Jack Harrer. Power top Jack has opted for the role of bottom with Marc even though right from the beginning you can tell he is pretty enamored with Marc’s ass. It’s Marc who is on top though and he ends up fucking Jack good after a hot blowjob. The scene ends with not one but 2 sets of explosive cum shots from each of them!
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) ...
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:
The site has yet to launch, so it's anyone's guess what this organization has planned in order to turn its three ...
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:
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 ...
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 ...
The Heritage Foundation's Ryan T. Anderson tonight tweeted the following:
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 ...
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) ...