Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NOM ally creates vicious word salad to attack same-sex families

In a classic case of lgbts being helped by those who oppose us, NOM ally and extreme anti-gay activist Robert Oscar Lopez says he would support marriage equality, except for one thing - the fact that some gay couples are raising children. And I say, after hearing him express what that one thing is, what a damn creep:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

'Reality tv star compares transgender women to sexual predators' & other Tuesday midday news briefs

Michelle Duggar Records Transphobic Robocall Opposing Arkansas Anti-Discrimination Bill - Michelle Duggar is a reality tv star whose claim to fame is that she is "Christian" and has 19 children. In religious right reality, that more than qualifies her to make ugly robocalls comparing transgender women to child predators for daring to want to use public restrooms. And no doubt whining about "persecution" when she gets criticized for it. 

Creationist's Noah's Ark Theme Park Gets $18 Million Tax Break, Won't Hire Gays, Atheists - Excuse me? Oh hell no!

Activist: Ban breastfeeding in public, because it promotes ‘gay pride’ - Oh my Lord Jesus!

Fischer: Gays Are Inherently Disqualified From Serving In Public Office - What?  

 Transgender Student Who Was Reportedly Banned From Her School Receives Good News - Too much insanity. I HAD to end today's news briefs with something positive.

Barbwire proves racism, homophobia go hand-in-hand

I've railed against BarbWire, the publication founded by the Liberty Counsel's Matt Barber, because of it's blatant homophobia in running photos like such:

As well as its publishing of unsubstantiated tripe linking lgbts to pedophilia and claiming that President Obama is attempting top commit genocide on Americans.

Now it looks like there should be a new charge against this supposed "Christian" news source. It's blatantly racist.

The awful situation in Ferguson which began with the shooting of an unarmed black teenager Michael Brown has elicited many passionate responses, from rioting to soul-searching columns and articles about how America treats her African-American male citizens.

To BarbWire, however, it's an opportunity to rail against black men and bear false witness against the deceased young man. This supposed Christian publication posted tripe from various internet sites (unsubstantiated of course) accusing Brown of being a "thug" and claiming that he rushed the police. The site also pushed more stuff like the following:

9 Things To Think About Before You Start Rioting And Looting

To make matters worse, it also published pictures of Brown supposed flashing gang symbols:

All of which goes to prove that perhaps the gay equality movement and the African-American civil rights movement are alike in one aspect.

We seem to have the same enemies.

Monday, August 18, 2014

FRC's Peter Sprigg exploits Robin Williams' death to push 'ex-gay' therapy

Peter Sprigg
I've railed on the Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg on numerous occasions for his eagerness to smear the lgbt community via cherry-picked and discredited information so very little this man does surprises me. However, I am speechless at the poor taste and extremely bad judgement behind exploiting Robin Williams' recent suicide to push the phony science of 'ex-gay' therapy.

From Equality Matters:

In an August 18 post for the FRC’s blog, Senior Fellow for Policy Studies Peter Sprigg compared the late actor’s struggles with addiction and depression to people struggling with “unwanted same-sex attractions.” Noting that states like California and New Jersey have banned so-called “sexual reorientation therapy” – which is opposed by the American Psychological Association and has been associated with psychological damage in patients – Sprigg asked why social liberals aren’t also trying to “outlaw rehab”:
In the wake of Williams’ suicide, many TV commentators and friends of the late star talked about the challenges of mental illness (Williams suffered from depression), addictions — and rehab. I saw comedian Andy Dick say, “I’ve been to rehab seventeen times.”
In light of this history, I have only one question for socially liberal political activists — why aren’t you trying to outlaw rehab?
I ask the question because such activists are trying to ban a form of mental health treatment — not drug and alcohol rehabilitation, but “sexual orientation change efforts” (“SOCE”), also known as “sexual reorientation therapy.” Such therapy involves assisting people with unwanted same-sex attractions to overcome them.
Why would someone want to change their sexual orientation? Some such individuals are simply disillusioned by their experiences in homosexual relationships. Some have legitimate concern about the well-documented health problems associated with homosexual conduct (especially among men), such as high rates of sexually transmitted diseases, of which HIV/AIDS is only one example. Others may seek help in conforming their behavior and lifestyle to the teaching of the religious faith to which they are committed. Some may aspire to a traditional family life, raising children in a home with both their mother and father present.
Whatever the motivation, there are those who have simply made a choice to walk away from the homosexual lifestyle, without clinical help — much like how Robin Williams simply stopped using drugs and alcohol in the 1980’s. Others have sought professional help, perhaps at the urging of family members, in the form of “sexual reorientation therapy” — much like when Williams entered a formal alcohol rehab program in 2006. Whether simply through personal development, religious counseling, or with the help of a licensed or unlicensed counselor, thousands (if not millions) of people have experienced significant changes in one or more of the elements of their sexual orientation (attractions, behavior, or self-identification). [emphasis added]

The sad irony is that junk like what Sprigg wrote contributes to the depression rate in lgbts. And it proves that no matter how much of a Christian veneer it seeks to put on, trash can't help but be trash.

The link to Sprigg's post is above and it includes a comment section. Feel free to weigh in. However, if you comment, make those comments in a polite, respectful manner displaying righteous indignation, but not wanton ignorance.

'Group creates 'homosexual evacuation plan'' & other Monday midday news briefs

You too can have your own "Homosexual Evacuation Plan" - The 'ex-gay' group PFOX must be running out of ideas if they are pushing the above. And would you believe it? There is more on this link thanks to Jeremy Hooper.

WATCH: Man Sues After Being Diagnosed as 'Chronic' Homosexual - MY problem isn't 'chronic homosexuality.' MY problem is 'chronic celibacy.'  

Christian Post Blogger Blames Terrorist Attacks On Gay Rights - But of course he is . . .

 FDA Refused To Use Teen Organ Donor's Eyes Because He Was Gay: How Organs And Tissue Differ When It Comes To Donation - Give me a fricking break. Aren't there tests they can do AFTER accepting the donations?  

Gavin McInnes Placed On 'Indefinite Leave' From Rooster Following Transphobic Article - For an article so vile and transphobic, he had to go. Such is the new age. Don't put anything down in writing that can bite you in the tuckus.

Friday, August 15, 2014

'New York - wedding venues can't discriminate' & other Friday afternoon news briefs

Alex McFarland: Homosexuality Is Satanic, Cuts Life Expectancy By Twenty Years - They know this junk is a lie but they keep repeating it. Fine. We will keep knocking it down.  

American Bar Association Unanimously Endorses LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections - It's rare that I quote a Disney villain but (and guess who this one is) - "Boom ba dah boom boom boom!" 

Facebook Donates $10,000 To Politician Fighting Gay Marriage - The explanation for this one ought to be EPIC! It had better be. 

 This Family's Reaction To Their Dad Coming Out Is Nothing Short Of Inspiring - Let's end this rough week on a happy note.

Christian singer comes out, handles herself well against anti-gay spokesman

Vicky Beeching is a popular Christian singer in Europe who just came out. Naturally this has caused a great deal of controversy. But girlfriend isn't backing down and has no problem with speaking her mind, even against some of the most vicious anti-gay spokespeople out there, such as Scott Lively. In a recent television appearance, she handled herself rather well against his anti-gay piety.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Florida newspaper yanks noxiously homophobic column

I am so glad that in this world of pundits collecting huge paychecks for doing what amounts to nothing outnumbering actual journalists in the field and the quality of news media going down hill faster than a crashing train (thank you so much Roger Ailes. You ever notice how he looks like Orson Welles in that movie Touch of Evil, i.e. body bloated with corruption and malfeasance oozing out of every pore), some in the media still observe such things as standards and quality as well as discernment.

From Equality Matters:

The Tampa Tribune has pulled a controversial column that alleged Disney is indoctrinating children with its "pro-gay agenda." The column, which was highlighted by Media Matters, had also drawn criticism from gay rights activists and Florida journalists.

 . . . Prior to the column's removal from the Tribune website, several gay rights activists and journalists expressed concern to Media Matters about its stereotypical and offensive arguments. Among them, Nadine Smith, founder and CEO of Equality Florida and a former Tribune reporter.

"The first time I read it I thought it was satire," said Smith, who worked at the Tribune from 1989 to 1993. "It's absurd. He's so fixated on this bizarre, paranoid fantasy that he's actually missed the larger story. Businesses are speaking up and being very visible and speaking out quite publicly for equal rights."

She also called it an embarrassment for the newspaper.

 . . . Jason Parsley, president of the Florida Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and associate publisher of South Florida Gay News, agreed.

"It's just typical right-wing propaganda, the word indoctrination is not one we see much anymore," he said. "I guess he is against tolerance and acceptance, I don't understand the idea. It is a ridiculous, repugnant disgusting view. It really reminds me of 90's rightwing antigay propaganda. Because of social media today and because of 24-hour news, I think the backlash ends up bringing so much awareness that it just completely discounts and diminishes the negative effect."

'The simple way gays are robbed of their dignity' & other Thursday midday news briefs

Kenya’s ‘Stone The Gays’ bill reportedly found unconstitutional - Thanks for the "sour persimmons," y'all. You still hate us, but you won't stone us.

Video: PA baker joins the 'no heterosexuality, no service' club - One of the most nastiest, most dismissive arguments brought up by those who support denying services to lgbts and gay couples is that we can "go somewhere else." Jeremy Hooper takes the time to show how such an argument strips lgbts of our humanity and dignity by viciously severing our emotional and social connections to our communities at large (i.e. communities which encompass more than lgbts.)

 Celibacy Shouldn't Be The New Ex-Gay Ministry - You damn right it shouldn't be!

Court Rulings Are A Victory For Transgender Men - Yes!

 'Ex-Gay' Activist Claims Schools Teach Kids That 'Gay Sex is Wonderful' - They do? Well I always wanted to go back to school . . .

99-Year-Old Sprinter Ida Keeling Leaves Aging In The Dust - The religious right may want to stop telling that lie about gays not living to be elderly because of our "unhealthy lifestyle" . . .

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Anti-gay leader Tony Perkins exploits The Holocaust (again)

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council is again exploiting The Holocaust:

Back in June, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council said that gay rights advocates are “going to start rolling out the boxcars to start hauling off Christians,” and yesterday he agreed with a caller named Janet who predicted on his “Washington Watch” radio show that anti-Christian violence will erupt in America.

After the caller wondered if we are “going to find ourselves being loaded in cattle cars like it was when the Nazis took over before we realize we are in such terrible danger,” Perkins hailed her claim as an “excellent point.” “You’ve just hit the nail on the head,” he exclaimed, warning that “isolationist” and “libertarian” politicians like Rand Paul are leaving America’s national security vulnerable and that violent anti-Christian persecution taking place in the Middle East could soon find its way here.

So apparently Perkins has changed his mind. It's not gays who will cause an anti-Christian Holocaust. It will be folks like Rand Paul. Give him another month and he will be blaming Neil Patrick Harris's Tony win for Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

'Star of 'ex-gay' video does not support 'ex-gay' therapy' & other Wed midday news briefs

Video: TX anti-gay activist claims folks are fleeing our nineteen marriage equality states - So an anti-gay claim that folks are fleeing Massachusetts because of "gay marriage" has been proven to be inaccurate. Do these folks say anything accurate?

OOPS: Woman Realizes She’s Starring In Ex-Gay Therapy Video, Doesn’t Support Ex-Gay Therapy - Remember that 'ex-gay group re-branding video with the attractive woman a while back?" Not only has it been taken offline but the woman who starred in the video has condemned NARTH, the group behind the video. Apparently she was misled about the subject and does not like 'ex-gay" therapy at all.

PHOTOS: Ugandans Defy Government Intolerance To Hold Gay Pride Rally - If Matt Barber, Todd Starnes and company want to see dignity and bravery while under actual persecution, they should look at these courageous folks in Uganda. I cannot express enough PRIDE that I feel when l look at these pictures.

Christian publication combines paranoia, racism, xenophobia, and homophobia in vile mix - Why am I republishing this post from this morning? Because I'm proud of it and feel that more folks should read it.

Tampa Tribune Columnist: Disney Is “Indoctrinating” Children With A “Pro-Gay Agenda” - Oh mercy!!

Catholic high school chooses to keep openly gay coach Nate Alfson - Finally a little bit of happiness through all of the madness.

Christian publication combines paranoia, racism, xenophobia, and homophobia in vile mix

Matt Barber
For a while now,  arch anti-gay spokesperson Matt Barber of Liberty University has run an online publication, BarbWire.

BarbWire supposedly gives news and opinion from a  Decidedly Biblical Worldview. However, I think there should be a closer look at what Barber considers a "Biblical worldview" . . . and not just by lgbts.

Of course mimicking Barber himself, the publication is viciously anti-gay, running articles and opinion pieces such as:

Latest Examples of the Undeniable Link Between Homosexuality and Pedophilia

‘Gay Marriage,’ Distant Consequences: Homosexuality, Sexual Immorality and the Downfall of American Civilization  

‘GLBT’ Schoolteachers Reveal Plans to Push Homosexuality

and running pictures such as the following to accompany articles labeling lgbts as the "Gaystapo":

However, BarbWire dabbles into xenophobia, racism, and conspiracy theories.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Linda Harvey's obsession with attacking gays is so comically annoying

Linda Harvey
Linda Harvey, the former advertising executive who "found Jesus" never lets any situation go by without attacking the gay community.

And I do mean any situation and that includes the Gay Games:

From Right Wing Watch:

Linda Harvey is not happy that an Ohio Republican group is welcoming attendees to this year’s Gay Games, the event for LGBT athletes that is taking place in Cleveland and Akron. The Ohio-based activist, who hopes to ban LGBT Pride Parades, denounced both the Gay Games and the Cuyahoga County Republicans today on her “Mission America” radio commentary: “Why do we need events like this which give legitimacy to a deviant and harmful lifestyle? The purpose of the Gay Games may well be to try to create a different impression and disguise the truth, which is that homosexuality is associated with much higher health risks and it is not life-honoring and life-giving behavior but the opposite.”

Geez girlfriend. Get a life. Or can it be that Harvey is nursing some old wounds like Jonathan Saenz, the anti-gay spokesman out of Texas whose wife left him for another woman. (Editor's note - seeing that this news about Saenz came out today, I know some of you are asking "well why aren't you covering that?" Really folks! I don't cover such soap opera drama. But I didn't say I wouldn't link to the article so that you can read all about it. Hint, hint, hint.)

'Anti-gay right continues boycott hypocrisy' & other Tues. midday news briefs

Audio: NOM prez hilariously claims his boycott has slowed Starbucks' global growth - More boycott hypocrisy from the anti-gay right, this time wrapped around a ridiculous claim. 

Video Shows Houston’s Anti-LGBT Activists Knew They Were Violating Signature Collection Rules - I almost miss the days when those who practiced deception had at least some style about it. 

 Report: Marriage equality would add $53 million, new jobs to Mich. economy - Not that it matters to SOME people.  

Mike Huckabee Warns Anti-Gay Gathering That America Is Becoming Like Communist China - Of course he does. He has to pay for that beach house of his SOME WAY

Pat Robertson: 'Are We Going To Have A Revolution? We Ought To Have Something' - Yeah right. As soon as you and Todd Starnes get off of your fat asses and stop collecting your fat salaries for exploiting the beliefs and fears of Christians. . . and that ain't going to happen any time soon.  

GOP Rep Thinks U.S. Foreign Policy Focuses Too Much On Abortion, LGBT Rights - He uses the phrases "abortion agenda" and "lgbt agenda" to cover up the fact that women's health issues and the persecution of lgbts abroad are important issues which do need our attention.

Finally, when no words can suffice over the unnecessary passing of someone who touched us all so much with his humor, wit, and ability to make us laugh about almost any and every thing:

Robin Williams

Anti-gay right speaking boycott out of both sides of their mouths

Geez, which is it, guys:

Tony Perkins
Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council:

At W.W. Bridal Boutique, it isn't unusual to see two women shopping for wedding dresses. What is unusual is two women shopping for wedding dresses for the same ceremony. That's the predicament Victoria Miller found herself in as the owner of the Pennsylvania shop. When a lesbian couple contacted the store for an appointment, Victoria explained that she couldn't help the women find gowns for a ceremony that violates her Christian faith. Right now, an employee explained, the Bloomsburg store doesn't service same-sex weddings. Instead of showing the tolerance their movement claims to practice, the women turned to social media to bully the shop -- trashing its online reviews and sparking a city-wide firestorm. Miller, whose orthodox beliefs are in the bulls-eye, isn't backing down. "We feel we have to answer to God for what we do," she told reporters, "and providing those two girls dresses for a sanctified marriage would break God's law." Obviously, W.W. Bridal Boutique isn't the only wedding dress shop in town. These women could have easily taken their business elsewhere -- but chose to retaliate instead. That's because, at its core, this isn't about accommodation. It's about forced acceptance. When religious liberty clashes with homosexuality -- as it has from bakeries to flower shops -- the storylines are all the same: conform or be punished.

Brian Brown
Brian Brown, National Organization for Marriage:

Target and other companies need to be forced to realize that it is their alignment with the radical cause of redefining marriage that is "bad for business"—not states' marriage laws that uphold and protect the common-sense idea that kids do best with a mom and a dad! So I'm announcing a new boycott today, against Target, for insulting consumers like you and me. The brief they signed in court this week insinuates that people like you and me, who would vote to uphold traditional marriage, as akin to segregationists and racial bigots. Would you want to shop at a place that viewed you in that way? I'm not exaggerating. Take a look at this description, from the brief, of the marriage laws in Wisconsin and Indiana: [A law that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman] requires that… we single out colleagues with same-sex partners and treat them as a separate and unequal class as compared to employees with heterosexual partners. Target also complains that such a law "upsets our business philosophy and prevents [us] from reaching our full economic potential because it dissuades employees from living and working in the jurisdictions where we do, or want to do, business."

If two lgbt groups held such contradictory positions, you just know it would be a subject widely debated in the media.  In this case, no one but the crickets seem to be making noise about these two contradictory positions on boycotting held by anti-gay groups. I think it's because we aren't making enough noise to draw attention to the hypocrisy. Sometimes it's not about what the anti-gay right gets away with. It's what the lgbt community allows them to get away with.