22 Apr 2015

The anti-gay right can’t run forever from its history of bigotry

As a gay man, I admit that I am enthused and encouraged by what I see as a more lgbt-inclusive American society. While we still have some kinks to work on and straighten out, I am happy with our progress. Just a decade ago, we wouldn’t be talking about lgbt

23 Mar 2015

The new attack on same-sex families is nasty and rude . . . but will still fail

The groups backing up  Lopez, Stefanowicz, Warwick, etc. don’t provide homes. They take away homes. They don’t offer solutions. Instead they trot  out pretty boxes of perfect family lives to the American people. Unwrap those boxes and you will find an emptiness with an echo as loud as the one

19 Mar 2015

Bryan Fischer’s claim about gay sex makes him a laughing stock

According to Right Wing Watch, the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer made an interesting statement on his radio show: Bryan Fischer asserts that “43% of homosexuals admit that they’ve had more than 500 sexual partners in one lifetime.” (Editor’s note – if you click on the link, Fischer says this

23 Feb 2015

Fox News personality Todd Starnes ignores journalism ethics to create false ‘war on Christians’ narrative

Faced with the reality that they may actually lose the fight against marriage equality, anti-gay groups, as they are skilled at doing, are switching tactics to fight gay equality. After decades of claiming that homosexuality is a public health menace which encompasses pedophilia, disease, and all-around negative behavior, they are

01 Feb 2015

Family Research Council supports punishing clerks who follow the law on gay marriage

When it comes to these “religious freedom” bills, particularly involving clerks and government employees with regards to legal gay marriages, the Family Research Council’s change of semantics is very telling. On one hand, the group claims that marriage equality is dangerous because it pits a person’s employment and livelihood against

12 Jan 2015

South Carolina, Texas would punish government employees for recognizing same-sex marriages

Apparently some legislators in South Carolina got a real bee in their bonnet about losing the marriage equality fight. And they are going to take it out on government employees who would recognized these marriages. On December 11, SC Reps Gary Smith and Bill Chumley filed House Bill (H.3022) which

06 Jan 2015

Kelvin Cochran and the homophobia hiding behind ‘religious liberty’

The fire chief of Atlanta, GA, Kelvin Cochran, was just dismissed because of a self-published book he wrote which was viewed as homophobic. According to Think Progress: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (D) announced Tuesday that he has fired Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, who had previously been suspended for publishing and

29 Dec 2014

Steve Scalise and racist groups, Tony Perkins and racist groups – it’s all relative

Washington is all abuzz about a huge scandal regarding Rep Steve Scalise, soon to be House Majority Whip, and a 2002 speech he made to a meeting of a white supremacist group founded by known racist David Duke: Twelve years before he was elected by his colleagues as House Majority

15 Dec 2014

Anti-gay billboard is latest scientific distortion from religious right

crossposted on Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters Last week, the anti-gay group PFOX (Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays) suffered a huge embarrassment because of a billboard it put up on a Virginia interstate: The billboard appeared recently beside I-95 in Richmond, Virginia, according to NBC affiliate WWBT. The sign depicts

10 Dec 2014

Arkansas victory exposes hypocritical nature of the Duggar family’s version of Christianity

crossposted on Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters Earlier this week, the lgbt community suffered a nasty defeat in Fayetteville, Arkansas. According to LGBTQNation: Voters in Fayetteville, Ark., on Tuesday repealed a controversial LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance approved by the city council in August. KFSM-TV reports that 52 percent of voters cast