Fundie Watch: April 2008

Reviewing Elaine's Re-Invention Tour

Filed by Steve Ralls | April 29, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

As the nation pauses to celebrate the release of a new gift from her Madge-sty, another girl from Michigan is launching her own Re-Invention Tour . . . but with a decidedly less-thrilling tune. Elaine Donnelly, who gave up the...Read More


Hagee still blames gays for Katrina

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 26, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

It looks like McCain supporter John Hagee still blames us for Hurricane Katrina. Hagee has long said that Katrina was God's judgment for a "massive homosexual rally" that was planned for the Monday following the storm. McCain has refused to...Read More


Don't insult my daddy

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 25, 2008 | 4:05 PM | comments

Here's something from an ex-gay North Carolina pastor: "Get up on your feet so I can knock you down again!" I stood horrified in the hall as my father yelled at my mother lying on the floor at his feet....Read More


Warren Throckmorton's Day of Silence counter-programming is wrong

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 25, 2008 | 11:29 AM | comments

Today is GLSEN's Day of Silence, when students all across the country remain silent at school in solidarity with the silence LGBT youth feel when it comes to expressing their identities, sexualities, and genders and the violence they face when...Read More


Elaine's Wild Ride on the Sapphic Slip 'N Slide

Filed by Steve Ralls | April 21, 2008 | 10:23 PM | comments

There she goes again. Elaine Donnelly, the ever-so-coiffed defense-department-damsel-in-distress, is having Sapphic visions of a Slip 'N Slide ride with openly lesbian Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin. And of course, it has something to do with Tammy's mile-high adventure with a woman....Read More


Big Sky Country Gets Bigger

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | April 21, 2008 | 10:46 AM | comments

I just got back from book-touring in my home state, Montana, and can report that the world-famous "big sky" is getting a little bigger for LGBT issues. It's springtime in the Rockies, with cottonwood trees coming into bud. The chinooks...Read More


Florida Amendment sponsors roll out new campaign of hate

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 18, 2008 | 1:45 PM | comments

The group behind the Florida "Marriage Amendment" has launched a new website and media blitz. Not surprising, all of the press conferences announcing the effort took place at churches around the state. It seems they aren't even trying to hide...Read More


Gaydar alert?

Filed by Mike Rogers | April 15, 2008 | 8:45 PM | comments

For me the gaydar hits right as that guy with the goatee starts speaking......Read More


Right Wingers Push for AZ Marriage Amendment

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | April 15, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Members of the Arizona legislature are making another concerted effort to place a measure on the November ballot that would amend the state's constitution to prohibit same sex marriage. As proof positive that this is really just about how much...Read More


Sally Kern: Called Out by Clergy

Filed by Steve Ralls | April 14, 2008 | 9:15 PM | comments

The following is an op-ed from Rev. Loyce Newton-Edwards, president of PFLAG Oklahoma City, which appeared over the weekend in the Oklahoma Observer. Archbishop Desmond Tutu once observed that, "You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you,...Read More


From the Office of Sally Kern

Filed by Steve Ralls | April 09, 2008 | 12:09 PM | comments

Oklahoma Representative Sally Kern just doesn't seem to learn: Tape recorders are decidedly not her friend. It's been just over a week since the midwest's favorite homophobe told her local paper, The Oklahoman, that PFLAG supporters from the state took...Read More


Politician uses "Day of Silence" to attack opponent

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 08, 2008 | 6:30 PM | comments

A County Commissioner from Hillsborough County, Florida has just sent out a nasty anti-gay email to his supporters to oppose the National Day of Silence scheduled for April 25. In the e-mail, Commissioner Brian Blair told his supporters that the...Read More


Look what Timothy Kincaid found....

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 07, 2008 | 2:21 PM | comments

With all this talk about Obama's pastor, it's interesting not only how McCain is getting away with pandering to the Religious Right's lowest common denominator, but how no one in the mainstream media has even cared to look up what...Read More


When Jerre Met Sally

Filed by Steve Ralls | April 03, 2008 | 2:15 PM | comments

If Oklahoma Representative Sally Kern wants to talk about terror, Islam or cancer, she should look up Jerre Fine in the Oklahoma City phonebook. Fine, a veteran of the United States Air Force, was based at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and...Read More


Larry Craig Ponders Veep Nomination

Filed by Don Sherfick | April 01, 2008 | 7:32 AM | comments

Boise, Idaho - After receiving a call from the John McCain campaign that he was on the presumptive Republican Nominee's short list, Idaho Senator Larry Craig hastily called another press conference. This time his wife was not by his side,...Read More