Fundie Watch: October 2008

Massive Cyber Attack freezes Donations in Florida Amendment 2 Fight

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 31, 2008 | 7:30 PM | comments

Florida Red & Blue, the campaign to defeat Florida's Amendment 2, has confirmed that its website, SayNo2.com, was hit by a massive cyber invasion called a "distributed denial of service attack" (DoS) that took down the site for at least...Read More


Hoosiers: Join Our Chicago Protest of the Radio Hall of Shame

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 31, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest blogger Wayne Besen is an author, activist, columnist and public speaker. He currently serves as the Executive Director of Truth Wins OUT, an organization to founded to combat the 'ex-gay' myth and right wing propaganda. In the...Read More


To Fast or Not?

Filed by Sara Whitman | October 31, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

James Dobson has called for all his minions to fast for 48 hours and then go get 'em, fight the battle to ban equality and fairness in California. I guess then they'd all be set to munch down a ton...Read More


FL Amendment 2 Update: Leaked Emails Show More Illegal Campaigning

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 30, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

Dirty tricks, money funneling, and lawsuits- oh my! My investigation into the misdeeds and dishonest campaign tactics of the backers of Florida's Amendment 2 just keeps getting nastier and more disturbing... I reported earlier about Florida Red & Blue, the...Read More


The Teflon Don... With Lipstick

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | October 30, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

As the election nears, it's staggering to see how Sarah Palin's association with an international extremist religious cult is still kept off the top TV news. MSNBC has bravely talked about it, of course, as have the Huffington Post, Salon...Read More


Yes on 8 Perpetrators Should Be Prosecuted

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | October 28, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

Putting out the negative election propaganda is one thing. Committing a crime while doing it is another. In my opinion, the Yes on 8 people have broken the law big-time with their recent attempt at extorting money from businesses that...Read More


Neo-Nazi plot to assassinate Obama foiled

Filed by Pam Spaulding | October 28, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Thankfully this stupendously heinous plot didn't get very far, as two neo-Nazis not only planned to take out Barack Obama, but had dreams of going postal on black students (setting a target figure of 102). This undated photo obtained from...Read More


Elaine Donnelly is in 'The Tank' and Attacking Colin Powell

Filed by Steve Ralls | October 25, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

That wacky Elaine Donnelly is running out of credibility as quickly as she's running out of friends. Following a blistering rebuke earlier this year on Capitol Hill - where she was called "just plain dumb" by one lawmaker - and...Read More


Sarah Palin: John McCain will push for FMA

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 23, 2008 | 8:30 PM | comments

Is she off-message or does she know something we don't know? Palin told Dr. James Dobson in a radio interview, which aired today, that she believes McCain -- if elected -- will implement the Republican Party platform, which includes positions...Read More


The Insanity of John Stemberger: Going Down the Rabbit Hole in Florida

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 23, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

It looks like the Right-Wingers behind Florida's Amendment 2 are borrowing from the California Prop 8 playbook. It shouldn't be surprising, since they "borrowed" ads from Arizona's amendment fight. The leader of the pack, John Stemberger, an Orlando attorney organizing...Read More


Before it disappears...

Filed by Bil Browning | October 23, 2008 | 4:15 PM | comments

I thought I'd just copy the text of this Veritas Rex post before it conveniently disappears off of the site (before the IRS comes knocking!)... But, surely, a good Christian organization like the Indiana Family Institute wouldn't be partisan! They're...Read More


Homophobic FMA author Marilyn Musgrave might lose reelection

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 23, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

The LGBT community is probably familiar with Marilyn Musgrave, the Congresscritter from Colorado's 4th District, because she wrote the Federal Marriage Amendment to ban same-sex marriage and kept on introducing it into the House, even when she knew it'd fail....Read More


The Insanity of the Religious Right: Janet Porter

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 22, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

The Queen Bee of the Religious Right, Janet Porter (formerly Janet Folger) of Faith2Action, has released a horrendous and offensive "newscast from a future we must never see" on World Net Daily. You may remember Janet as the Naugle-loving, gay-hating...Read More


FL Amendment 2 Supporters Running Illegal Campaign

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 21, 2008 | 6:30 PM | comments

Updated at the end of the Post Florida Red & Blue, the group behind the SayNo2 Campaign, has filed a complaint with the Florida Election Commission asking for an investigation of Florida Amendment 2 sponsor Florida4Marriage.org. They say the group...Read More


Marriage Amendment Copycat Ads: The idea well is running dry...

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 21, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Kudos to Mark Kerr of the Tucson Observer! In a blog post in the Observer, Mark points to the nearly identical commercials being run by the backers of Florida's Amendment 2 and Arizona's Proposition 102. The same scenes, scripts and...Read More


Florida Amendment 2 Backers Release Ads

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 18, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Yes2Marriage, the group behind Florida's Amendment 2, the so-called "Marriage Protection" Amendment, has released and started airing a new ad called "Just One Thing"- which is built on the lie that Amendment 2 does "only one thing - defining marriage...Read More


Westboro Church to "debate" Florida's Amendment 2

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 16, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

It looks like the circus is coming to town here in Florida! The Westboro Baptist Church, best known for their "God Hates Fags" and Military Funeral protests, is coming to "debate" Florida's Amendment 2, the so-called "Marriage Protection" Amendment, at...Read More


Log Cabin Republicans - Explain This

Filed by Bo Shuff | October 16, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

This was sent to me by my friend Dan who is working in Colorado. He's not connected to this race at all, but I think it is important to spread this information as far as possible. After the cut is...Read More


Michael Schiavo tells Florida to vote NO on Amendment 2

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 15, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

The great people over at Progress Florida have just released an internet ad of Michael Schiavo, the husband of Terri Schiavo, urging voters to vote NO on Florida's Amendment 2, the so-called "marriage protection" amendment. Michael Schiavo knows better than...Read More


Coming Out in East Tennessee

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | October 15, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Some years ago, gay writer Lee Lawrence contacted me about speaking to a writers' group at his retreat spa. As he told me that his Lee Valley Farm was located in east Tennessee, a chill ran down my spine and...Read More


Same-Sex Marriage: Three Years On

Filed by Mercedes Allen | October 14, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

If people in California, Arizona, Florida, and anywhere else that same-sex marriage is being debated finds this article useful, they are welcome to distribute it. I'm writing this because a lot of people in America are forgetting that there is...Read More


Ex-gays want in on the ENDA

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 14, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

And they want in on DC's human rights ordinance: Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays, or PFOX, says in its suit that the Office of Human Rights does not recognize "ex-gays." The suit asks the DC Superior Court to...Read More


Time to Call the FBI: Stoking the Fires of Hate

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 13, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

We've talked a lot here on Bilerico about the disgusting negative attacks coming from the McCain campaign and the right. Our community knows better than most how using inflammatory rhetoric that plays into bias and hate can cause very real...Read More


Never using religion, nor biology, to argue against same-sex marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 13, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

If there was proof that people who actually follow LGBT issues should be writing about them for even traditional media sources, this article could be it. An article about two activists who are working against same-sex marriage in Connecticut yesterday...Read More


AFA says McDonald's caved

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 10, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

The American Family Association's saying that McDonald's caved to their demands after another one of their lame boycotts. They started the boycott back in July because McDonald's gave $20K to the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, had a...Read More


Cindy McSame

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 09, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Disgusting. That is all that comes to mind when I heard Cindy McCain unleash yet another low blow attack on Obama while stumping in Pennsylvania. Funny how the campaign that kept screaming "leave families out of it" when it came...Read More


Keith Olbermann Blasts Palin on Terrorism

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | October 07, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Last night, American voters finally got the word that Sarah Palin is supported by a violent ultra-rightist international religious front. She was exposed in prime time by a big name in mainstream TV news -- none other than Keith Olbermann...Read More


Sarah, Are You Palling Around With Terrorists?

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | October 06, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Things are heating up with Sarah Palin's accusation that Obama is "palling around with terrorists." McCain's smear campaign for the next 30 days is aimed at recouping his sagging ratings. Speaking at a 10/4 rally in Colorado, La Palin said:...Read More


Barney Frank on the air with a completely unhinged Bill O'Reilly

Filed by Pam Spaulding | October 05, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

O'Reilly looks like he's about to have an aneurysm as he tries to pin the mortgage meltdown on Barney Frank. A snippet of the insanity: iPhone users: Click to watch O'REILLY: You said it's not the best right now, but...Read More


Class in Drag or Who's Middle Class Anyway?: Sarah Palin, Joe Sixpack, and Main Street

Filed by Yasmin Nair | October 05, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

I watched Sarah Palin on Thursday night with my fingernails digging into my hands. Joe Biden must have remembered the fuss over Al Gore's sighs during the latter's debate with George Bush, because he showed restraint even as Palin consistently...Read More


When Belief Speech Becomes Hate

Filed by Mercedes Allen | October 02, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

A little while back, I blogged about some fear-mongering from the religious right that alleged that the passage of SB200 in Colorado to protect transgender people had somehow effectively banned the Bible. One recurring theme we keep getting from Fundies...Read More


Right-Wing Activists Plan Private D.C. Briefing

Filed by Steve Ralls | October 01, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) has learned that The Center for Military Readiness, a right-wing activist group based in Michigan, has invited leaders of prominent veterans services organizations to a Washington, D.C. briefing on Thursday that...Read More