Fundie Watch: July 2008

More Anti-Gay Violence Strikes EuroPride

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 31, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

I posted earlier this week about the two gay men that were robbed and stabbed at EuroPride in Stockholm by men yelling homophobic slurs. The incident is being classified as a hate crime by Police. Unfortunately, more horrendous anti-gay violence...Read More


The Sound and The Fury

Filed by Steve Ralls | July 31, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. - Macbeth,...Read More


Report Finds Attorney General's Office Broke the Law

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 30, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

The Department of Justice has released a scathing report against White House liaison Monica Goodling, an aide to former Attorney General Roberto Gonzalez. The report, entitled "An Investigation of Allegations of Politicized Hiring by Monica Goodling and Other Staff in...Read More


California Fundies Sue Over Prop 8 Language Change

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 29, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

The supporters of Prop 8, California's constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage, are worried. California Atty. General Jerry Brown recently changed the measure's ballot title and summary from "to provide that only marriage between a man and a woman...Read More


The Daily Show Takes on Donnelly

Filed by Steve Ralls | July 29, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Jon Stewart skewers Elaine Donnelly and her "arguments" against gay service members. "Even her blouse," Stewart says, "is mocking her anti-gay stance."...Read More


David Davis's crusade against the gays

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 29, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Richard Smoak, the judge in the case of Heather Gillman (the girl in Florida who wanted to wear pride gear to school, was forbidden by her principal, and then sued and won a case against the school for freedom of...Read More


McCain comes out against gay adoption... Again.

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 28, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

I guess we'll be hearing from his campaign to "clarify" his position again. In a Sunday interview on This Week with George Stephanopolous, McCain- who first said he was against gay adoption, then had his campaign backtrack on it- is...Read More


Greetings Government Workers!

Filed by Robert Ganshorn | July 26, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

My Hoosier Republican ladies are at it again! With the side note "I'm stirring the pot again" she has forwarded the message below to me that she has not written, but believes. Now I would like your help in answering...Read More


It's a joke, until someone ends up dead

Filed by Mike Rogers | July 25, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

When I first heard that anti-gay Oklahoma legislator Sally Kern was caught taking a gun int the state capitol, I made a joke out of it......Read More


Sally, Get Your Gun and Elaine? Keep Talking

Filed by Sara Whitman | July 25, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

As if Elaine Donnelly wasn't enough comic relief, in comes the news that Sally Kern has been caught packing some heat in the Oklahoma State Capitol building. "Anti-gay Okla. lawmaker caught with gun at Capitol" Seems Sally carries with her...Read More


Cloaked in Bigotry and All Wrapped Up in Pearls

Filed by Steve Ralls | July 24, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

This morning's Washington Post includes a must-read by columnist Dana Milbank, who dissects and deciphers yesterday's testimony by Elaine Donnelly at the Congressional "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" hearings. Milbank reports: Donnelly treated the panel to an extraordinary exhibition of rage....Read More


Florida Fundies using Trans-Scare Tactics

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 24, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

The rightwing group, Citizens for Good Public Policy (insert eye roll here), have launched a campaign to repeal the recently passed gender identity protection clause in Gainesville, Florida. In January, commissioners voted to include the phrase "gender identity" in the...Read More


Culture Wars, good little soldiers, and deserting the party

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 23, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Don Wildmon thinks that California could be the last battle of the so-called Culture Wars: "If we lose California, if they defeat the marriage amendment, I'm afraid that the culture war is over and Christians have lost," said Wildmon, "I've...Read More


Why We Hate On Gays

Filed by Monica Roberts | July 22, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

I love Kirk Franklin, and not just because he's ahem, a fellow Texan. He fused traditional call and response style gospel singing with contemporary R&B and hip-hop tunes. It put a fresh, funky spin on gospel music, African-American style. I...Read More


Breaking News: COPA Not Copacetic

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | July 22, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

It has taken ten years, but the long and bloody battle over COPA (the Child Online Protection Act) has finally taken one more gory step towards a possible victory for free speech. As one of the plaintiffs, I hope the...Read More


Sally Kern's protege?

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 19, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Oklahoma Commissioner Brent Rinehart is mailing out ridiculously homophobic and just plain ridiculous comics as part of his re-election bid. Click to enlarge. He says: "It's more or less a story of my experiences of the last four years of...Read More


Fred Phelps's church to protest Tony Snow's funeral

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 17, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

They do have a knack for consistency, the Phelpsians: they hate just about everyone. Yes, today they're marchin' on former White House press secretary Tony Snow's funeral. The problem with him is that Bush signed a law banning funeral protests...Read More


Massachusetts might lift out-of-state marriage ban

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 15, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Massachussetts legislature is considering repealing their ban on out-of-state same-sex couples from marrying in that state, and there's a good chance it'll pass: Senator Dianne Wilkerson, who is championing the issue in the state Senate, said she is "extremely...Read More


Bathroom Politics, Again

Filed by Simon Aronoff | July 14, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

Like many of you, I've had my personal bathroom run-ins. Snidely concerned citizens (aka, gender police) letting me know that I was in the "wrong bathroom" throughout my life (too butch as a woman, too fey as a man). And...Read More


When bigots shop

Filed by Jerame Davis | July 13, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Bil and I stopped by the local supermarket Friday night for a few items and wow, what a treat we had in line in front of us. I risked my life to snap a few photos of the scene to...Read More


Case in point: playing with fantasy characters too much can warp a fragile mind

Filed by Bil Browning | July 12, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

It's been a merry-go-round of rightwing nutjobs in the ole Indiana blogosphere lately, hasn't it? This week even brought us a retro trip to the 80's courtesy of Veritas Rex blogger Aaron Baker. Baker somehow manages to connect the US...Read More


You should see him when he finds shrimp on the salad bar

Filed by Bil Browning | July 11, 2008 | 10:00 PM | comments

Okay - Even the Veritas Rex fundies don't think abortion is the #1 issue facing America today. WTF? I'm almost afraid to do a post about this, so I don't give the idiot a bigger ego. It pretty much stands...Read More


Truth Wins Out launches campaign to keep Daddy D out of the Radio Hall of Fame

Filed by Pam Spaulding | July 11, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

I'm also up for nominating James Dobson for the fundie fraud Hall of Shame, but this will do for now. Wayne Besen of Truth Wins Out has kicked off a drive to ensure that the mastermind behind Focus on the...Read More


Gay man sues Bible publishers

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 10, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Here's an interesting item. Bradley Fowler, a gay man, is suing two Bible publishers for mistranslating the Bible and causing him "demoralization, chaos and bewilderment." The lawsuits also blames the publishers for causing "me or anyone who is a homosexual...Read More


McDonald's stuff: Peter LaBarbera's not up on AFA talking points, is a pretty terrible parent

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 10, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Peter LaBarbera isn't paying attention to the AFA. He wrote up a whole post about why he's joining the boycott of McDonald's, and he links to info found on HRC's Corporate Equality Index: For those not playing along at home...Read More


Desperate times call for desperate lies

Filed by Mike Rogers | July 07, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

SHOCKER! Staver continues his campaign of misinformation. In a world of soundbites, it's fun to get one in here and there that explains exactly what the right wingers do, turn to lies if the truth won't assist them. We all...Read More


Bolthouse Farms Update: Tony Perkins ain't too bright

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 07, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council (the thinking person's right-wing anti-gay, anti-woman, anti-sex hate group) has an "Alert" out concerning Bolthouse Farms. Apparently, some gay people deciding not to purchase Bolthouse Farms products is an "intimidation tactic." I missed...Read More


Someone play the Cheers theme

Filed by Bil Browning | July 05, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Making your way in the world today Takes everything you've got; Taking a break from all your worries Sure would help a lot. I left out the part about "where everybody knows your name" for a reason. Because there's nothing...Read More


The AFA is boycotting McDonald's

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 03, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

High on their successful boycotts against Disney and Ford, the AFA has decided to take on another corporation that's better integrated into American culture than they are: McDonald's. And, no, this has nothing to do with the fact that Grimace...Read More


ZOMG! They Banned the BIBLE!!!!!!!!!111111

Filed by Mercedes Allen | July 03, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Yes, it's true. That is, World Net Daily has sounded the panic alarm once again: "Section 8 of Senate Bill 200 is a wide open door for any judge to censor anything that condemns homosexuality, including Scripture," Lundberg [state Rep....Read More


Obama's promise to change faith-based initiative funding pisses off the Religious Right

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 02, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Obama isn't making friends with the extremists elements of the evangelical community with his plan to expand funding of faith-based initiatives and prevent organizations that receive that funding from discriminating: "For those of who us who believe in protecting the...Read More


American Family Association Tilts At Cultural Windmill; Hilarity Ensues

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | July 01, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

Remember when, way back when, you could say things like "we attended a truly gay affair last evening" and not have to worry about people thinking you went to a party with a sling. Not so since those damnable homosexual...Read More