Fundie Watch: March 2008

Fact-Checking Sally's Three-Step

Filed by Steve Ralls | March 31, 2008 | 8:48 PM | comments

Originally posted at the PFLAG National Blog. There she goes again. It seems as if Oklahoma State Representative Sally Kern is determined to do some fancy footwork to avoid even the perception that she might be open-minded enough to consider...Read More


Fact-Checking Sally's Three-Step

Filed by Steve Ralls | March 31, 2008 | 8:48 PM | comments

Originally posted at the PFLAG National Blog. There she goes again. It seems as if Oklahoma State Representative Sally Kern is determined to do some fancy footwork to avoid even the perception that she might be open-minded enough to consider...Read More


Oklahoma paper publishes unhinged Kern letter to the editor

Filed by Pam Spaulding | March 30, 2008 | 10:18 AM | comments

Note to readers: Oklahomans for Equality and Cimarron Alliance are on the frontlines as Wildmon's American Family Association, the Family Resource Council, the Thomas More Law Center and the rest of the professional "Christian" set are backing Kern. A "Christian...Read More


The pro-family movement failed

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 28, 2008 | 9:37 AM | comments

Pregnancy discrimination claims are up 40% from 1998. Dana Goldstein also writes: Shallenbarger also writes that many American women, until they get pregnant, have no idea that they are entitled to no paid leave under current law. Indeed, a study...Read More


Indiana Censorship Law: an attack dog in sheep's clothing

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | March 27, 2008 | 4:54 PM | comments

Indiana HB 1042, which requires anyone selling "sexually explicit" material to pay a licensing fee to the state, has a lot of Hoosiers hopping mad -- but it's not a new idea. It's an attack dog in sheep's clothing that...Read More


Breaking Down the Bedrock

Filed by Sara Whitman | March 26, 2008 | 6:30 PM | comments

Today has been pretty quiet. Not a lot of news, so I was catching up on some blogs, email, even managed to tackle an enormous pile of laundry... You know, casually practicing my "sinful nature," as Sally Kern, and the...Read More


Darth Vader thinks I "promote a spirit of hate"

Filed by Bil Browning | March 26, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

Traffic at the Indiana Family Institute's blog must be dropping like a rock. Yesterday their latest I'm-not-a-Hoosier-but-I-play-one-on-the-blog contributor decided to do a post about one of my Quote of the Day quips. Yes, a Quote of the Day post. I'm...Read More


Just me, or is Chuck Norris kinda dim?

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 26, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Chuck Norris's column this week is rather funny if you share in my sick sense of humor. He lays out three items, one on each guns, God, and gays, and asks how crazy we've become because we aren't doing what...Read More


The "new Religious Right" frame gets more ridiculous

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 25, 2008 | 2:36 PM | comments

This is just getting silly. I know that after 2006 it's fashionable for these people to say that they're part of a revitalization of the evangelical movement - not so focused on gay marriage and abortion; more so on poverty,...Read More


Family Research Council: Export the Gays

Filed by Michael Crawford | March 23, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

Not content to demonize gays in the public sphere and advocate writing anti-gay discrimination in the U.S. and state level constitutions, the Family Research Council has decided it is time to "export" the gays. Here is what Peter Sprigg of...Read More


Fundie Endorsement Watch: Janet "The Sheep" Folger

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 22, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

And the right-wing bigots keep coming to McCain's side... The latest fundie to join the McCain bandwagon is Janet Folger, the former national director of the Center for Reclaiming America, the ultra right-wing religious group started by the late Rev....Read More


Vitter Scores!

Filed by Sean Kosofsky | March 22, 2008 | 1:22 PM | comments

This month's Church and State from Americans United, tells how Republican Louisiana Senator David Vitter has scored a 100% rating from the Family Research Council. This just shows, once again, the hypocrisy on the right and the proof that right-wing...Read More


John McCain Sought Endorsement of Anti-Gay Rev. John Hagee

Filed by Michael Crawford | March 22, 2008 | 9:30 AM | comments

Republican presidential nominee John McCain is "proud" and "honored" to have received the endorsement of Reverend John Hagee who claimed that Hurricane Katrina was God's judgement against homosexuality....Read More


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Note on "Fundie Endorsement Watch"

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 22, 2008 | 7:12 AM | comments

Yeah, that item definitely slipped through the cracks here, and it shouldn't have. Generally we don't do the "Fundie Watch" posts around all that much at Bilerico, and contributors choose for themselves what they want to post about. But it's...Read More


Fundie Endorsement Watch: John Hagee

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 22, 2008 | 7:03 AM | comments

Awesome video on John Hagee from TPM via Crawford: iPhone users: Click to watch A few weeks ago, fundamentalist Christian nut job and former Huckabee supporter John Hagee endorsed John McCain. Here's his thoughts (in text) on why Hurricane Katrina...Read More


John McCain's Anti-Gay Spiritual Advisor

Filed by Michael Crawford | March 21, 2008 | 4:00 AM | comments

What's with John McCain and his love of anti-gay evangelical preachers? Check out this video of Ohio pastor Rod Parsley, the latest gay hater that McCain is getting all close and snuggly with. iPhone users: Click to watch...Read More


Sally Kern Will Not Apologize for God... or Herself

Filed by Steve Ralls | March 19, 2008 | 10:45 AM | comments

Oklahoma Representative Sally Kern is what my mother likes to call "a piece of work." And she is what I like to call "a special kind of crazy." After more than 350 people, led by PFLAG's Oklahoma City chapter, gathered...Read More


Sally Kern Will Not Apologize for God... or Herself

Filed by Steve Ralls | March 19, 2008 | 10:45 AM | comments

Oklahoma Representative Sally Kern is what my mother likes to call "a piece of work." And she is what I like to call "a special kind of crazy." After more than 350 people, led by PFLAG's Oklahoma City chapter, gathered...Read More


The Marriage Narratives

Filed by Andrea Hildebran | March 18, 2008 | 9:24 AM | comments

Have you seen David Patterson, brand-spanking new governor of New York admit to an extra-marital affair during his marriage? I love the candor - and even more I love what a different picture he's painted about marriage than what the...Read More


Oklahoma Families Ask to Meet with Sally Kern

Filed by Steve Ralls | March 17, 2008 | 11:15 AM | comments

Tomorrow in Oklahoma City, families from across the state will converge on the capitol rotunda and call on Representative Sally Kern to come out from her office and meet the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender loved ones of her constituents....Read More


Gays Pay More Taxes Than Churches -- Good Point

Filed by Dustin Kight | March 14, 2008 | 3:34 PM | comments

Tulsa World has an interesting article up about the response to Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern's hateful comments about gays. Since Kern claims that gays are a worse threat to this nation than Islam and the terrorists (I'm paraphrasing here),...Read More


Tell it like it is, Fox News viewers

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 14, 2008 | 12:05 AM | comments

Check out what Greta van Susteren had to say on Fox News' website (via Hullabaloo): No doubt these days are extremely painful for Governor Spitzer's wife Silda. In addition to her own pain, she has 3 children -- and no...Read More


Emperors without clothes

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 12, 2008 | 7:08 PM | comments

The AFA is calling off their boycott of Ford and claiming victory because there's been a cut-back in donations to LGBT organizations. Pam says: Of course a retreat in overall marketing and targeting to all consumers would be in line...Read More


An open letter to Sally Kern

Filed by Chuck Wolfe | March 11, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Dear Sally, I saw the statement you released yesterday in which you said your "hate speech" is merely "free speech." That's kind of gross, but it's also beside the point. The point is this: your words have consequences. Ask Judy...Read More


Living in Obamaland and hoping for a reality check

Filed by Jerame Davis | March 11, 2008 | 2:46 PM | comments

Does anyone besides me wonder what the Obama supporters have been smoking lately? I find it fascinating that if Hillary's people say Obama is not ready, she's a witch and will do anything to win, but Obama's supporters give his...Read More


AFA's Day of Absence

Filed by Terrance Heath | March 11, 2008 | 1:13 PM | comments

It's an old cliché, but nonetheless true: even a broken watch is right twice a day. The same can be said for even the most bigoted organizations of the religious right. (Maybe it's just that if you keep moving to...Read More


Oklahoma's Sally Kern is defiant as ever

Filed by Pam Spaulding | March 10, 2008 | 5:29 PM | comments

After all the calls and emails, take a look at this reaction from unrepentant homophobe Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern (sallykern@okhouse.gov). (Via Oklahomans for Equality's Laura Belmonte): Oklahoma House of Representatives Media Division March 10, 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact:...Read More


10 questions for Indiana state senator Brent Waltz

Filed by Bil Browning | March 10, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Since the state Senate's most effeminate straight legislator is going before the Indiana Election Commission to answer questions about his residency, I thought I'd throw out ten questions I'd also like to ask the not-gay Senator. I hope he responds...Read More


Christian identity politics

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 09, 2008 | 3:05 PM | comments

The Nation has a great article up about the changing Religious Right movement, about how the Old Guard (Robertson, Dobson, et al.) are losing power and the next generation is less focused on gays and abortion and more on the...Read More


Kenny Mehlman goes job hunting...

Filed by Mike Rogers | March 09, 2008 | 11:40 AM | comments

I was wondering when Kenny boy might resurface. Now the man who refuses to say why he has given conflicting answers on his on sexual orientation is working for McCain: From the Politico: John McCain is getting much more than...Read More


Happy International Women's Day!

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | March 08, 2008 | 2:24 PM | comments

Hope you're marching, striking, laughing, loving ... celebrating and working for change however you do it. Want to find an event near you? Check out the Global Women's Strike site. Read about IWD, Gaza-style, here (link via brownfemipower). This year's...Read More


Jaded young queen

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 08, 2008 | 10:53 AM | comments

Earlier this week, I posted about an article in FOTF's Breakaway magazine that attempted to turn the Q(uestioning) boys straight, or at least self-hating, in a convenient myth/fact format. I wrote in parentheses: Myth #3: Gays are capable of love...Read More


A Farewell to Cussing?

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | March 07, 2008 | 11:09 AM | comments

"No Cussing Week" just ended in South Pasadena. No, I'm not making this up. Mayor Michael Caccioitti of the staid California foothill community proclaimed the first week of March, now and hereafter, as a time when citizens will hopefully refrain...Read More


Is FOTF using homosexual urges for its own personal gain?

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 06, 2008 | 7:20 PM | comments

Like, duh, yeah, but here's another example. There's an article in Breakaway magazine (FOTF's teen boy mag that uses in-touch-with-the-youth slang like "dudes," "lame," and "indeed") about the myths of the homosexual lifestyle (Myth #3: Gays are capable of love)...Read More


Nationally recognized Homophobe dies

Filed by Sean Kosofsky | March 06, 2008 | 11:13 AM | comments

Robert Skolrood has died. Many of you may not be familiar with this man but he was a major player in fundamentalist activism. Included in the NY Times obit is this gem: "In 2002, when he was semi-retired, Mr. Skolrood...Read More


Hypocrisy Watch: add two more to the list

Filed by Don Sherfick | March 05, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

Stories about right-wing antigay figures saying one thing and doing quite another seem to come forth at a regular, if not accelerating, pace. These two deal with two important events in GLBT legal history before the U.S. Supreme Court: The...Read More