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

By: Monday January 12, 2015 9:34 pm

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 in part states: TO AMEND [...]

Kelvin Cochran and the homophobia hiding behind ‘religious liberty’

By: Tuesday January 6, 2015 9:06 pm

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 distributing a book condemning homosexuality.. [...]

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

By: Monday December 29, 2014 6:52 pm

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 Whip, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) [...]

Anti-gay billboard is latest scientific distortion from religious right

By: Monday December 15, 2014 11:19 pm

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 two males, one dressed in [...]

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

By: Wednesday December 10, 2014 5:52 pm

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 According to LGBTQNation: Voters in Fayetteville, Ark., on Tuesday repealed a controversial LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance approved by the city council in August.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 ballots to repeal the ordinance, [...]

Family Research Council owes the Southern Poverty Law Center an apology

By: Monday December 8, 2014 5:39 pm

crossposted on Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters Steve Anderson, the pastor of Arizona’s Faithful Word Baptist Church, has caused shock and revulsion for his recent claim that the AIDS crisis would end if gays were executed. However through it all, folks are missing a point that only us wonky individuals would bring up. In 2010, [...]

Gary Bauer – the anti-gay talking head who helped undermine the fight against HIV/AIDS in the Reagan Administration

By: Tuesday November 25, 2014 8:49 pm

The late President Reagan gets a lot of deserved flack for his negligence in the early days of the AIDS crisis. Today, we learned that there needs to be some flack dispensed around because Reagan isn’t the only person in his Administration who needs to be called to the carpet. According to Right Wing Watch: [...]

The Erasure of ‘Gay’ From Black History & the Black Community Must Stop

By: Sunday October 19, 2014 5:53 pm

As a gay African-American, I’ve heard the argument about how “you can’t compare the gay civil rights movement to the African-American civil rights movement” more times than I care to count. The constant so-called moral outrage of some African-American heterosexuals when the topic is mentioned has gotten me to the point where my mind automatically [...]

Anti-gay activists justify HRC’s ‘Export of Hate’ report

By: Tuesday September 30, 2014 10:05 pm

Last week, the Human Rights Campaign published an explosive report, The Export of Hate, which pointed out how various anti-gay figures were peddling lies and propaganda to foreign countries in an attempt to spread anti-gay hate abroad. The Export of Hate called out several religious right leaders, including Peter LaBarbera, Paul Cameron, and Scott Lively: [...]

Family Research Council learns lesson about pride on eve of Values Voter Summit

By: Thursday September 25, 2014 5:37 pm

Wednesday morning, several progressive groups including the NAACP, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and People for the American Way published an open letter in the Washington Post and The Hill calling out the Republican Party for its allegiance to anti-gay groups such as the Family Research Council and for the decision of several Republicans to [...]

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