Fundie Watch: November 2008

Last Chance to Sail Along with the WND Wingers

Filed by Pam Spaulding | November 30, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

WingNutDaily has a conservative cruise slated for after the new year, so you better sign up for your spot soon -- apparently there are berths available... Why you should join WND's pre-Obama cruise A special message - and radical offer...Read More


Possibly the weirdest Christian Fundamentalist press I've ever gotten

Filed by Gina de Vries | November 28, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

...and that says something. On her blog Gina de Vries wrote a eulogy for [DC Madame Deborah Jeane] Palfrey, stating, "I always do what Nana (Franscesa, my great-grandmother) taught me to do when grieving -- light candles, say prayers, cook...Read More


Marriage, Polygamy and Gays

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | November 26, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

One of the religious right's standard splutterings is that legalizing same-sex marriage will open the door to legalizing polygamy. Many of us have dismissed these splutterings as just another boogeyman that the right is conjuring up...one that will make voters...Read More


Haters promise to "Rise above the Hate"

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 25, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

The poor, beleaguered, anti-gay bigot forces that waged campaigns across this country based on homophobia, fear, and intolerance have now had enough of the "hate" being directed at them and their anti-equality allies in the wake of the Nov 4th...Read More


Fundies Launch "Protect DOMA" Website

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 24, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

The Alliance for Marriage Foundation, which you may remember as the group that drafted the Federal Marriage Protection Amendment, has launched a "Protect DOMA" website and started a campaign to "preserve the federal Defense of Marriage Act." Here's the goal...Read More


The wonder that is Sarah Palin - on-screen turkey slaughter at her presser

Filed by Pam Spaulding | November 21, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Paging Tina Fey, we need one more skit from you... it doesn't get any better/worse than this. The failed GOP Veep candidate gabs about the greatness of small business and happy turkeys while the fowl is offed behind her. And...Read More


Newt Gingrich and "Gay Fascists"

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | November 21, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

Good grief, Newt Gingrich is "teaching" history again. On the Bill O'Reilly show the other day, Gingrich came up with his biggest lie about history yet. He said, "I think there is a gay and secular fascism in this country...Read More


God Files a Prop 8 Amicus Brief

Filed by Sara Whitman | November 20, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

Isn't part of religion having some humility? You know, all that bowing heads and stuff? What's up with this group, The Kingdom of Heaven, World Divine Mission? They have filed an amicus brief on behalf of God. Not Jesus. Or...Read More


Did God Create Marriage?

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | November 18, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

When Mormon volunteers walked door to door to urge yes on Proposition 8, their first talking point was: "God created marriage." According to a New York Times report, if the householder agreed with #1 in principle, the Mormon walker then...Read More


Where Is That "Traditional Marriage" They Keep Talking About?

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | November 13, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

In 2005 I published a long article in Gay & Lesbian Review, about the history of marriage in the West. Researching it was an illuminating experience. It got me clearer about what the real issues are, and how they're being...Read More


Indiana Family Institute condones anti-gay slurs

Filed by Bil Browning | November 12, 2008 | 9:15 AM | comments

After years of running a gay blog, I've become used to the regular insults and slurs that are submitted in the comments section. Sadly, I doubt some people could deal with the regular blows to the psyche gay people get...Read More


Should We Be "Attacking" the Mormon Church?

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | November 10, 2008 | 8:30 PM | comments

I'm seeing the fearful comments from a few LGBT people about how we shouldn't be "attacking" the Mormon Church. They are raising an issue that we shouldn't try to get the Mormons' tax-exempt status revoked. By "attacking religion," they say,...Read More


Why Punish Only the Mormon Church? Let's Get Them All

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | November 09, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

A movement is afoot to punish the Mormon Church by getting the IRS to strip them of their tax-exempt status. I agree 110 percent. But why stop at the Mormon Church? Let's see to it that all the "yes on...Read More


When the "Will of the People" Goes Wrong

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | November 07, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

With the election over, religious righters are smugly insisting that "the will of the people" has spoken the final word on same-sex marriage. Voters in California, Arizona and Florida denied us the right to marry in their states. "The people's...Read More


Historically Black Homophobia

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 07, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Note: I plan on writing something about black voters, the passage of proposition 8 in California, and the discussion that has ensued about whether the former failed in part because of the latter. In the meantime, I thought I'd republish...Read More


Now Comes the Hard Part

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | November 05, 2008 | 9:30 PM | comments

After 21 months of hard work by the Obama campaign, and anxiety by voters and supporters, it was a wonderful moment last night -- a moment that was shocking in its unexpectedness. The million people that spontaneously gathered in Grant...Read More


Hate and Bigotry Pass in Florida

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 05, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

Florida's Amendment 2, the dangerous and deceptive "Marriage Protection" Amendment, has passed. A supermajority of Floridians, 62% (4,662,558) versus just 38% (2,851,598), has decided that our state needs to enshrine hate, bigotry, and homophobia in our state constitution. And my...Read More


'TheCall': A day-long religious frenzy for Yes on 8

Filed by Pam Spaulding | November 03, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Saturday "TheCall," a 12-hour rally to boost support for Yes on 8, was held in San Diego's Qualcomm stadium. The festival of fundies believe they will save marriage, the homosexuals and the state of California by communing during the movement's...Read More


Help Win Marriage in New York...

Filed by Bo Shuff | November 02, 2008 | 9:30 PM | comments

Marriage Equality, decided by a Legislature and signed by the Governor, is a possibility in New York in the next year if the Democrats are able to win back control of the New York State Senate. The measure has passed...Read More


Listening to TheCall

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 02, 2008 | 8:00 PM | comments

Once upon a time, I would have been afraid to cover TheCall - the Christian rally that promised to pray for the passage of Proposition 8, the antigay marriage initiative on the California ballot. I would have felt like I...Read More


FL: Palin rally is something out of 'All About Eve'

Filed by Pam Spaulding | November 02, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

I don't know how many of you all are fans of the 1950 classic film All About Eve... The film stars Bette Davis as Margo Channing, a highly regarded but aging Broadway star. Anne Baxter plays Eve Harrington, a willingly...Read More


Breaking: FL Court Grants Emergency Hearing in Amendment 2 Battle

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 01, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

As I've been reporting, there is a legal battle brewing in Florida around Amendment 2, the so-called "Marriage Protection" Amendment. And now they will have their day in court. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Mary Barzee Flores has granted the request of...Read More