Fundie Watch: March 2007

The Pro-Cancer forces at the statehouse

Filed by Jen Jorczak | March 29, 2007 | 5:35 PM | comments

As if you needed any more proof that certain members of the Indiana General Assembly are truly anti-sex, seven of our favorite Representatives today offered no less than twelve inane amendments to Senate Bill 327. Senate Bill 327, if you...Read More


Profiles in Cowardice - Rep. Milo Smith

Filed by Jerame Davis | March 29, 2007 | 5:08 PM | comments

Today's profile is on Rep. Milo Smith (R - Columbus). It's appropriate to point out here that Smith represents my home town and most of my family lives in his district - House District 59. Recently, Mr. Smith was quoted...Read More


SJR-7: BORKED!

Filed by Don Sherfick | March 29, 2007 | 7:44 AM | comments

Ed Fox, a former fellow contributor to this site, has made a real find, as reported yesterday by Gary Welsh on Advance Indiana: None other than arch-conservative, strict-constructionist Robert Bork, unsuccessful Reagan nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, said, in...Read More


Group project!

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 28, 2007 | 11:08 PM | comments

The inapproptiately named Traditional Values Coalition has a comic up about John Conyers' hate crimes bill. You know, the one that doesn't actually make enhancements for hate crimes but adds sexuality and gender identity to the already existing law. (I...Read More


Homophobic groupie?

Filed by Jen Jorczak | March 28, 2007 | 4:20 PM | comments

So... did anyone else notice that the Star's photographer caught the exact same Eric Miller supporter yesterday that NUVO's photographer caught at Miller's 2005 rally? (click to enlarge) I mean, that's gotta be the same girl, right? How sad that...Read More


Matt Barber gets his panties in a bunch

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 28, 2007 | 2:12 PM | comments

Now, I'm not one to put up a fundamentalist's column and dissect it, but this one is just too funny. Matt Barber has some pretty strange ideas about the gay community, and he wrote this column that's pretty off-the-wall. There's...Read More


Purdue Grounds Used for Religious/Sexist Dogma

Filed by Carrie Wooten | March 28, 2007 | 1:40 AM | comments

The Purdue University Students for Life have set up their annual demonstration "Cemetery of the Innocents" in which hundreds of crosses are hammered into the ground of the Purdue Memorial Mall. The Mall is a central part of campus,...Read More


SJR-7.7: the new trend in amendments

Filed by Don Sherfick | March 26, 2007 | 5:21 PM | comments

As long as they're at it: "(a) A "person" in Indiana shall mean only an individual who is a White Christian Heterosexual Male owning real property. "(b) This Constitution or and other Indiana law shall not be construed to require...Read More


State Legislators Holding the Eyes of Women Open

Filed by Carrie Wooten | March 23, 2007 | 11:41 AM | comments

In a 91-23 vote, South Carolina legislators have succeeded in passing a bill deemed "emotional blackmail" by those who oppose it. In the bill, women seeking abortions would be legally required to view the images of the fetus during a...Read More


Have you spoken with the House Rules members yet?

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | March 16, 2007 | 3:05 PM | comments

SJR-7 is gonna get heard there Wednesday. Call these people: Chairman of the Committee is: Scott Pelath (D-Michigan City) Vice-Chair is: Russell Stilwell (D-Boonville) Members are: Terri Austin (D-Anderson), Earl Harris (D-East Chicago), Bob Kuzman (D-Crown Point), Dennie Oxley (D-Milltown),...Read More


Brownback Backs Pace

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | March 15, 2007 | 4:56 PM | comments

It's a Yahoo headline so it must be true...Sen. Brownback Supports Pace's Remark On Gays. My question is why anyone -- even Yahoo -- would think this was worth the bandwidth to report. Now, if Brownback said he was taking...Read More


Defending Garrison Keillor

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 15, 2007 | 1:43 PM | comments

If you've been away from the GLBT blogosphere today and last night, then you probably missed the call-to-arms against Garrison Keillor for this Salon column. My old friend and blogger Kevin Erickson sent me the link late last night, and,...Read More


Open Thread: It's my first time

Filed by Jerame Davis | March 15, 2007 | 7:00 AM | comments

I'm starting my first open thread...Here's some red meat to get it started... Over at AmericaBlog, John Aravosis takes gay Republicans to the woodshed. He says so much of what I've been saying for years. Then, Towleroad reports on Larry...Read More


SJR-7 Committee Hearing

Filed by Jerame Davis | March 13, 2007 | 11:59 PM | comments

I've heard that the House Rules and Legislative Procedure committee will hold a public hearing on SJR-7 next Wednesday at 9:00 AM. Confirmation should be forthcoming. UPDATE: Looks like the IE blog had it first......Read More


SJR-7 goes to committee

Filed by Jerame Davis | March 12, 2007 | 8:40 PM | comments

It appears that SJR-7 finally has a committee to call home. The website for the Indiana General Assembly was updated today to show SJR-7 was assigned to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedures chaired by Rep. Scott Pelath (D...Read More


Postcards from the Edge: More news on pastor Ted

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 06, 2007 | 1:24 PM | comments

We can't say we didn't see this one coming. From the NY Times:In the wake of a scandal involving its founding pastor, the Rev. Ted Haggard, the New Life Church in Colorado Springs has been forced to lay off 44...Read More


Republican Geeks on the Attack!

Filed by Jerame Davis | March 05, 2007 | 11:51 PM | comments

I love it when such disparate topics as politics and geekdom come together in a perfect storm of total weirdness. This just cracks me up...Shortly before midnight (CST) on Monday, February 26, a group of republican Second Life users, some...Read More


Florida city police rough-up LGBT advocate

Filed by Jerame Davis | March 02, 2007 | 3:47 PM | comments

Florida. First they decide to fire a civil servant of over 14 years for being transgender. Then, to add insult to injury, they arrest and manhandle a well-known LGBT rights advocate for telling people it was wrong. On Tuesday, Nadine...Read More


The Biblical family

Filed by Bil Browning | March 02, 2007 | 6:37 AM | comments

Copyright 2007 David Honig...Read More