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Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly has cozy relationship with anti-gay Family Research Council

By: Thursday August 7, 2014 6:01 pm

In spite of the Family Research Council being declared an anti-gay hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center due to its long history of attacking the lgbt community via lies, bad science, and unsubstantiated charges, according to Equality Matters, (FRC president) “Tony Perkins has appeared on Megyn Kelly’s shows more than all other Fox News programs combined over the past two years.”

In addition, Kelly has done her level best to “whitewash” FRC’s and Perkins’s attacks on the lgbt community, presenting FRC as “a group whose mission is to advance faith, family, and freedom in public policy and culture from a Christian worldview.”

What Kelly is doing is the ethical equivalent of using racist leader David Duke as a commentating authority on racial issues.

Related post16 Reasons Why the Family Research Council is a Hate Group

Proposed bill could allow adoption agencies to discriminate against gays while taking taxpayer money

By: Wednesday July 30, 2014 11:31 pm

This newest tripe, I mean action alert by the Family Research Council has gotten me a bit angry. The organization is pushing a bill which could allow adoption agencies and foster care providers to engage in anti-gay discrimination under the guise of religious freedom (see the bill here):

In California, Massachusetts, Illinois, and D.C. religious adoption and foster care providers have had their government funding pulled and have been forced to end services, simply because they continue to believe in the importance of a child having a mom and a dad. It’s a sad sign of the times that some states have preferred to sever longstanding partnerships with faith-based providers rather than allow them to continue caring for and placing children informed by traditional moral beliefs about the family. This important legislation sponsored by Congressman Mike Kelly in the House and Senator Mike Enzi in the Senate will ensure that the interests of children are placed ahead of political correctness.

Specifically, this bill will prohibit discrimination against faith-based child welfare service providers by the federal government and by states receiving federal funds for adoption and foster care services. The Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act will prohibit such discrimination against faith-based child welfare service providers and will threaten states continuing such discrimination with a loss of federal funding. This important legislation will ensure that the maximum number of child welfare service providers can continue to advocate for children and will ensure that many adoptive families can continue to work with a provider which shares their core beliefs.

For the record, adoption agencies, religious based or otherwise, are allowed to place children in homes with mothers and fathers. What this proposed monstrosity could do is to allow religious based adoption agencies and foster care providers to discriminate against gay households while using our tax dollars.

No doubt, FRC and other supporters of this bill will attempt to paint the lgbt community as selfish if we raise any objections about this bill. It’s definitely by intention that the organization uses vague code words and phrases about “core beliefs,” children doing better with a mother and a father,” “traditional moral beliefs” and all of the other board room talking points which are usually voiced by those seeking to deny the existence of same-sex households with children.

I don’t think it’s wrong or selfish for the lgbt community to assert our rights and dignity as taxpaying American citizens here. And I definitely refuse to believe that in doing so, we are hurting children.

It’s been proven in study after study (the most recent being earlier this month) that we can raise children just as well as two-parent heterosexual households. This view has also been validated numerous times by the courts, including the Supreme Court when it overturned DOMA last year. . Therefore, in the case of adoption agencies and foster care providers who want to discriminate against gay couples, we are talking about organizations who want to assert their personal religious preference instead of what’s best for the child.

If religious-based adoption agencies and foster care providers don’t think that gay households are suitable enough to raise children then they shouldn’t be so eager to have their hands out in order to receive gay tax dollars.

It’s bad enough when it is asserted that we are not good enough to raise and nurture children. Having to pay for that non-privilege further reduces the gay community to the level of slaves in a masochistic relationship with our government . . . and all under the guise of “religious freedom.”

Don’t fall for Sen. Rubio’s fake cry for ‘tolerance’ in marriage equality debate

By: Wednesday July 23, 2014 6:32 pm

Sen. Marco Rubio

One of the most transparent tactics opponents of marriage equality will attempt is to claim that supporters of marriage equality are intolerant of their opinion.

It’s not only a transparent tactic but highly cynical. And apparently it’s the tactic that Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is attempting:

While Rubio has consistently held conservative positions on abortion and gay marriage, his current emphasis appears to be an effort to appeal to social conservatives who have yet to settle on a favored candidate for 2016. “Even before this speech is over, I will be attacked as someone who is a hater or a bigot,” Rubio said.

.. . In his remarks, Rubio acknowledged the United States has a history of discrimination against gays and lesbians. But he said he could not support such unions despite a quick-moving shift in public opinion in support of allowing same-sex couples to marry. “There is a growing intolerance on this issue,” Rubio said of those who back same-sex marriages. He then urged his opponents to show civility: “Tolerance is also a two-way street.”

No doubt, the folks at Fox News and members of the media who care more about attaining “access” than getting the story correct will fall for Rubio’s junk.

But I agree with him that there needs to be civility on the issue. And let’s start with addressing the following:

If Sen. Rubio was honest with his cry for “tolerance,” he would address those on his side of the argument with as much vigor as he attempts to place onus on us.

After all, we aren’t the ones conjuring up images of Marxism, Satanism, or slavery.

Anti-gay bigot Matt Barber goes too far, gets put in his place

By: Tuesday July 22, 2014 5:48 pm

No one has ever claimed that the Liberty Counsel’s Matt Barber has ever observed simple rules of good taste and decorum in his attacks on lgbt equality. However, it is extremely safe to say that the image below, accompanying his post on The Coming Christian Revolt goes way beyond anything – a rainbow flag superimposed [...]

Booklet on anti-gay propaganda tells story religious right wants you to forget

By: Sunday July 6, 2014 9:51 pm

As the Fourth of July holiday weekend comes to an end, I thought I would talk about something near and dear to my heart. For over a year, I have driven you all crazy and I appreciate your patience and support but now we are almost at the end of one part of a journey. [...]

Five Acts of Anti-Gay Bigotry NOM Wants You to Forget

By: Thursday June 19, 2014 7:43 am

Today is the day in which the National Organization for Marriage tries to turn a page on a thus far disastrous year for the organization and get back to its original goal of denying gays the right to marry while pretending to be the “victims” of “lgbt oppression.” In Washington, NOM will be holding its [...]

Psssst! Here is the new lie the anti-gay right will spin about marriage equality

By: Monday June 16, 2014 9:03 pm

Arch-homophobe and wannabe mogul of an online “Christian publication” (BarbWire, which can be best described as an extension of his vile psyche) Matt Barber has a column out predicting that churches in America will soon be forced to marry gay couples. Never mind reading the entire thing because its his usual psycho wannabe John The [...]

Did anti-gay spokesman Mat Staver lie to Congressional committee?

By: Wednesday June 11, 2014 8:36 pm

It seems that Liberty University’s Mat Staver’s recent testimony in front of a Congressional committee has become more than he bargained for. The online publication Raw Story is now asking did he tell the committee a lie: On Tuesday, the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing on “The State of Religious Liberty in [...]

FRC’s Tony Perkins exploits Bergdahl controversy to make tacky attack on judges

By: Tuesday June 10, 2014 9:02 pm

I’ve heard of throwing tantrums, but what the Family Research Council president Tony Perkins recently said about Wisconsin judge Barbara Crabb (the justice ruling against Wisconsin’s anti-marriage equality law) was just plain nasty: While Americans are glued to the story of one high-profile deserter, the courts seem packed with them — lawless judges eager to [...]

‘Gays threaten religious freedom’ lie exposed in Congressional hearing

By: Tuesday June 10, 2014 8:55 pm

This post is dedicated to the intelligent but misguided colleagues of mine who complain when anti-gay spokespeople are given a platform to spread their homophobic lies. You cannot stop lies by covering the mouth of those who tell them. You only give them power through pity. As the following post, courtesy of Right Wing Watch [...]

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