25 Sep 2013

NOM’s Brian Brown asks supporters to donate to politician but links donors to a fake campaign website

This is shady.  In a blog post on the National Organization for Marriage’s website and in email from NOM to its subscribers today, NOM president Brian Brown asks supporters to donate to the Congressional campaign of conservative Calif. Republican Kirk Jorgensen.  Jorgensen is challenging openly gay Republican Carl DeMaio in

22 Sep 2013

NOM Rewards Two-Time Loser Chris Plante With Plum Job

What do you do with an employee who failed to stop Washington state from becoming one of the first in the nation to approve a marriage equality law at the ballot box in 2012, and then in 2013 failed to stop the passage of another marriage equality law in his

20 Sep 2013

Mormon Church: Same Bigotry, Different Packaging

In 2008 the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) won the effort to pass California’s anti-gay Proposition 8, but suffered a major public relations disaster in the process.  Since then, the LDS has stayed out of the public eye as marriage equality bills and ballot measures have been

19 Sep 2013

Pope: “Ministers of the church must be ministers of mercy above all”

Who will be the first American cardinal or bishop to lay off their open gay-hating? I wonder how long it will take the sentiments that Pope Francis expressed in an interview with La Civiltà Cattolica to filter down to real life. A person once asked me, in a provocative manner,

18 Sep 2013

Hawaii’s First Assembly of God Ignores Denominational Lawyer, Lies About Same-Sex Marriage

Hawaii’s First Assembly of God  churches are so opposed to the passage of a marriage equality law during a special legislative session next month that they’re not only dedicating their main webpage to this political issue (right), they’re lying about the proposed new law’s effects on their institution. The organization’s

12 Sep 2013

Scott Lively Steals Ken Hutcherson’s Rainbow Rant

Pastor Scott Lively loves to incite others.  He writes outrageous bunk like Pink Swastika to incite gays to angry words against him to bolster his self-image as a martyr.  And he allegedly incites foreign national governments to persecute their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens so that LGBT people

11 Sep 2013

Now That The Marriage Equality Ship Has Sailed, NOM’s Donors Are M.I.A.

To donate to National Organization For Marriage is to waste your money.  That, it seems, is the prevailing sentiment of NOM’s supporters. On August 28, NOM announced a million dollar matching fundraising campaign with a flourish: An incredibly generous donor, who is confident in the marriage battle and our collective

06 Sep 2013

National Organization For Marriage Is Branching Out

NOM may have told the nation and the IRS that “The mission of [NOM] is to promote the importance of, and advocate for, marriage between one man and one woman, in law and society,” but we all know that NOM isn’t about promoting anything except anti-LGBT animus.  The latest proof:

29 Aug 2013

IRS Will Recognize Marriages of Same-Sex Couples Living in Anti-Gay States

Huge news from the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service: The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling applies regardless

16 Aug 2013

Signature Gatherer For Preserve Marriage Washington Faces Felony Charges

A paid signature gatherer contracted by Preserve Marriage Washington last year is facing felony charges for faking hundreds of signatures on petitions to place Referendum 74 on the ballot. From The Herald: State elections officials noticed something fishy when they began reviewing signatures to place a referendum on gay marriage