Fundie Watch: October 2007

Free Speech vs. Hate Speech

Filed by Steve Ralls | October 31, 2007 | 7:11 PM | comments

How much of a free speech purist are you? You may be put to the test when answering that question as you consider a ruling today in Maryland against the notoriously anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church and its leaders, including Rev....Read More


A right winger goes down Down Under

Filed by Mike Rogers | October 31, 2007 | 8:15 AM | comments

Closeted right-wingers, hardly an American only phenomenon. From Australia's party of anti-gay hate, the Family First Party: If you thought John Howard was having a bad election campaign, spare a thought for Andrew Quah, a candidate for the Family First...Read More


Obama defends McClurkin inclusion

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 29, 2007 | 6:09 PM | comments

Obama's defense of McClurkin's inclusion amounts to this, from an interview with the Advocate: Part of the reason that we have had a faith outreach in our campaigns is precisely because I don't think the LGBT community or the Democratic...Read More


The McClurkin/Obama concert

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 29, 2007 | 3:37 PM | comments

The Obama gospel concert where Donnie McClurkin performed was last night. The NY Times reports: The whole controversy might have been forgotten in the swell of gospel sound except Mr. McClurkin turned the final half hour of the three-hour concert...Read More


They're called "hate groups" for a reason

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 29, 2007 | 10:35 AM | comments

Sure, they're completely out of touch not just with Americans in general or conservatives in general, but also Evangelicals. That doesn't stop Religious Right groups from holding some sway in these parts through well-funded lobbying and absolute control of a...Read More


White Right Cracking Up?

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 28, 2007 | 11:30 AM | comments

Now, a lot of us have known that the white right had cracked up mentally a while ago, but in a must read article the New York Times chronicles the evangelical political crack up. As Joe Sudbay points out at...Read More


Tolerance of Gays Caused California Wildfires

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 27, 2007 | 10:00 AM | comments

That's what some homo-hating right-wing nutcase is saying. Below is the email that Matt Trewhella sent to his flock: Subject: The Righteous Judgment of GodDate: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 03:00:18 +0000 Dear Friends, Last week I groaned when I read...Read More


Lesbianism: an act of civil disobedience

Filed by Jen Jorczak | October 25, 2007 | 7:40 PM | comments

So, this morning I'm checking my email and there's a post to the GayIndy listserv, warning us all that the Focus on the Family Love Won Out conference is coming to Indianapolis next weekend. Never having heard of such a...Read More


Larry Craig -- the Santorum finally hits the fan

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | October 25, 2007 | 4:00 PM | comments

Wonkette bagged yet another example of that which of Larry Craig is in denial. The comments after the sordid little post-jump tale are priceless....Read More


Larry Craig -- the Santorum finally hits the fan

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | October 25, 2007 | 4:00 PM | comments

Wonkette bagged yet another example of that which of Larry Craig is in denial. The comments after the sordid little post-jump tale are priceless....Read More


God burns cities when you have sex

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 25, 2007 | 2:04 PM | comments

Some think the fires in Southern California were caused by poorly planned population growth. Others say it's climate change. But if you're James Hartline, then you know the real reason: us! Everyone's favorite insane ex-gay is at it again, making...Read More


And on the issues....

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 22, 2007 | 9:15 AM | comments

If you're wondering why those issues like health care, Iraq, and the environment, which young evangelicals said were the most important to them in the recent CBS poll Steve posted on, weren't in the top four in the Value Voters...Read More


More on Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney at the Value Voters Summit

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 22, 2007 | 8:55 AM | comments

I posted this past Saturday the results of the Value Voters Summit straw poll of whom they want to support for president. Romney just edged out over Huckabee. Well, that's not entirely accurate, I've found. I was looking on the...Read More


You Are the Enemy of the Natural Family

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 21, 2007 | 8:00 AM | comments

Scott Lively, one of the founders of the international anti-gay hate group Watchmen on the Walls, made this statement explaining the group's violent and hateful reason for being: We are the Watchmen on the Walls. We are a global coalition...Read More


On the Outing of Albus Dumbledore

Filed by Don Sherfick | October 20, 2007 | 11:05 AM | comments

To a waiting world still trying to figure out the latest developments in the Larry Craig story, comes news today that J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, has disclosed that Hogwarts Head Wizard Albus Dumbledore is gay. Get...Read More


Anti-Gays: Protecting Gay Kids Worse Than Nazi Furnaces

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 19, 2007 | 8:14 AM | comments

In yet another sign of how Christianity is being used by anti-gay extremists to justify their homo-hatred, Watchmen on the Walls compares a new California law protecting LGBT kids to the Nazi furnaces used to kill millions of Jews during...Read More


The Changing Face of Evangelicals?

Filed by Steve Ralls | October 18, 2007 | 7:06 PM | comments

Tonight's CBS Evening News included a fascinating new look at the evangelical movement, its priorities and its influence in the 2008 election. CBS found that, as young evangelicals focus on issues such as the crisis in Darfur, healthcare and, yes,...Read More


Larry Craig's own inconvenient (and sad) truth

Filed by Don Sherfick | October 18, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

A lot has been written in both the mainstream and LGBTQ media concerning Idaho Republican Senator Larry Craig, and given his choice to remain in the Senate and try to reverse his guilty plea in Minnesota. We watched Matt Lauer's...Read More


A new threat: Same-sex human-robot marriage and the constitutional solution thereto

Filed by Don Sherfick | October 17, 2007 | 9:50 AM | comments

I’m almost afraid to give any greater attention to this topic, being pretty sure that the proponents of SJR7 (the proposed Indiana constitutional amendment concerning same-sex marriage) monitor this site on a regular basis and that what follows could set...Read More


A new threat: Same-sex human-robot marriage and the constitutional solution thereto

Filed by Don Sherfick | October 17, 2007 | 9:50 AM | comments

I’m almost afraid to give any greater attention to this topic, being pretty sure that the proponents of SJR7 (the proposed Indiana constitutional amendment concerning same-sex marriage) monitor this site on a regular basis and that what follows could set...Read More


Move Over David E. Kelly...

Filed by Steve Ralls | October 17, 2007 | 8:30 AM | comments

because Peter LaBarbera thinks I'm just as talented as you are. In what will come as a surprise to absolutely no one, the so-called "Americans for Truth About Homosexuality" are in an uproar over last night's episode of the Emmy-winning...Read More


Awesome work, Pam!

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 16, 2007 | 2:52 PM | comments

Bilerico Project contributor and blogger extraordinaire Pam Spaulding has been given LGBTQ blogging's highest endorsement: Pam's House Blend is a "leading source of radical homosexual propaganda, anti-Christian bigotry, and radical transgender advocacy," according to Mike Hein. The pro-sodomy site averages...Read More


From Russia, With Hate

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 16, 2007 | 2:00 PM | comments

A new and dangerous group of immigrants has entered the U.S. from Russia, the Ukraine, Latvia and other countries of the former Soviet bringing with them a virulent strain of homophobia that has already resulted in one death. Many are...Read More


Whodathunkit?

Filed by Bil Browning | October 15, 2007 | 11:15 AM | comments

What?!? Another GOP repressed homosexual sex scandal? Whodathunkit? Let's do a quick recap before we get into the details of this particular scandal, shall we? Reverend Gary Aldridge, a Jerry Falwell flack, was found dead from autoerotic asphyxiation while wearing...Read More


Ken Hutcherson, Latvian fundies to work on anti-gay strategy at WA conference

Filed by Pam Spaulding | October 13, 2007 | 10:38 PM | comments

Hutcherson photo art via Mike Tidmus.David Neiwert at Orcinus has an update on the activities of the Seattle-area's answer to Fred Phelps, Ken Hutcherson of Antioch Bible Church.You might recall that back in March, Pastor Hutch made headlines because of...Read More


Because unmarried women can't have children

Filed by Bil Browning | October 11, 2007 | 9:45 PM | comments

Sometimes we get the funniest press releases... Would any of our readers happen to know Swedish? You have to get it all in one take and it's a little long for the front page. Check it out after the jump....Read More


Anti-gay groups target marriage equality-supporting Blue State lawmakers

Filed by Pam Spaulding | October 08, 2007 | 11:00 AM | comments

Last June, legislators in Massachusetts turned back an effort to place marriage equality on the ballot. This enraged fundie organizations around the country to no end. So much so that there is now an effort to target lawmakers who are...Read More


Larry Craig to Join Idaho Hall of Fame

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 07, 2007 | 7:02 AM | comments

There are more than a few jokes that can be made about the news that Larry Craig is being inducted into the Idaho Hall of Fame. I am going to let the moment pass, but feel free to leave your...Read More


Larry Craig Vows to Finish Out His Term

Filed by Ellen Andersen | October 05, 2007 | 9:55 AM | comments

File this under: how can we miss you if you won't go away? Larry Craig has announced that he'll serve out the rest of his term in the Senate notwithstanding the fact that a Minnesota judge rejected his attempt to...Read More


God Loves Choir and Bonnie Tyler

Filed by Marti Abernathey | October 04, 2007 | 3:34 PM | comments

God may hate fags, but he loves him some choir singers! This fabu parody is brought to you by those lovely folks at Westboro Baptist Church. It's soldier hating sung to Bonnie Tyler's 1984 classic, I Need A Hero." Anyone...Read More


Craig's Unplea Rejected

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | October 04, 2007 | 2:54 PM | comments

Sen. Larry Craig will not get a do over. The judge in Minnesota says he plead guilty and guilty he'll stay -- no toe-tap-dancing his way out of that one!...Read More


Craig's Unplea Rejected

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | October 04, 2007 | 2:54 PM | comments

Sen. Larry Craig will not get a do over. The judge in Minnesota says he plead guilty and guilty he'll stay -- no toe-tap-dancing his way out of that one!...Read More


UPDATED - Rep. Baron Hill Supports ENDA with Trans-Inclusion After All

Filed by Jerame Davis | October 04, 2007 | 12:25 PM | comments

UPDATE: This post was edited for clarity and new information was added after the jump. Previously, I mentioned 3 members of the Indiana Congressional delegation as holding up the original trans-inclusive ENDA. Today, I spoke with Rep. Baron Hill's press...Read More