Fundie Watch: December 2008

Rick Warren is trampling on MLK Day and it's OK

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 26, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Guest blogger Matt Hennie is a freelance journalist in Atlanta. A product of the legacy media (those printed newspaper no one seems to be reading anymore), he jumped into the blogosphere in September with the launch of Project...Read More


Rick Warren's ridiculous damage control efforts

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 23, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Rick Warren's feeling the heat and he's trying to dodge it. The image to the right will live on in infamy. It's Rick Warren at the Out off the Closet thrift store in LA with his new gay friend. It...Read More


Words Matter: Hate and Bigotry

Filed by Waymon Hudson | December 23, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

The intense discussion about the Rick Warren choice for the inauguration here and in the media has really been both enlightening and surprising. I've been overjoyed to see the concerns of our community get national attention (which is always a...Read More


Why I don't donate to the Salvation Army bell ringer

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 23, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Stuff like this just makes me sick: Equality Texas mourns the death of Jennifer Gale, a 47-year-old transgender homeless woman who died yesterday. Jennifer's body was found Wednesday morning. She was lying in an outdoor walkway at the First English...Read More


Rick 'Bearing False Witness' Warren: What he really said on gays, pedophilia, incest

Filed by Matt Comer | December 23, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church, gave a message to his congregants recently. He addressed the controversy over the invite he received to lead the inaugural invocation. Addressing his repeated comparisons of gay relationships with incest and pedophilia, Warren said...Read More


New DHHS rules hurt queers' medical care access

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 22, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

I posted last week about the Bush Administration's new rules regarding the conservative creation known as the "right to conscience" (basically, the right to violate, with impunity, basic medical principles if medical professionals say a procedure goes against their personal...Read More


Conversations with God Hates Fags/Westboro Baptist Church

Filed by Yasmin Nair | December 21, 2008 | 8:30 PM | comments

I promised I'd post a transcripts of my conversations with people in God Hates Fags, so here's a brief account of my encounter made available only on Bilerico. Links will take you to my previous Bilerico posts. It's Monday, December...Read More


1 of 18,000 Being Attacked This Holiday Season

Filed by Waymon Hudson | December 20, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

My "homosexual agenda" is pretty much the same everyday. Wake-up, give my husband a kiss on the cheek, give one of our dogs his allergy medicine and make sure there is food in their bowls, decide if I can skip...Read More


Rachel Maddow on Rick Warren

Filed by Waymon Hudson | December 20, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Rachel Maddow gets real about the Warren Fiasco on the Thursday edition of her show. .msnbcLinks {font-size:11px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #999; margin-top: 5px; background: transparent; text-align: center; width: 425px;} .msnbcLinks a {text-decoration:none !important; border-bottom: 1px dotted #999 !important; font-weight:normal...Read More


Rick Warren: gays are immature and slutty

Filed by Michael Crawford | December 20, 2008 | 9:30 AM | comments

Despite his Mr. Rogers-like public persona, it is increasingly clear that Rick Warren is nothing less than professional anti-gay James Dobson in a cardigan sweater. Check out this clip of Warren being interviewed by Ann Curry on the Today Show...Read More


Should "Inclusion" Include Everyone?

Filed by Waymon Hudson | December 19, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

It is pretty obvious to anyone how I feel about Rick Warren being chosen to deliver the blessing on inauguration day. Warren is a unabashed bigot draped in religious clothing who hates the entire LGBT community. And let's be clear,...Read More


Man does not live by doughnuts alone

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 19, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

365Gay is reporting that Geoff Kors, who led the No on Prop 8 campaign, has decided to boycott the inauguration because of Rick Warren's invocation. I suspect he won't be the last. What's getting me about this is the straight...Read More


The More Things "Change", the More They Stay the Same...

Filed by Waymon Hudson | December 18, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

With the crushing defeats at the ballot box for our community this past November, the one bright spot, the glimmer of hope, that I held on to was Obama's election. While I may not always have agreed with all his...Read More


Obama picks arch-homophobe Rick Warren to deliver inauguration invocation

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 17, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

This is unbelievable. Just when you thought the era of insane right-wing pastors having the president on speed-dial was over, Obama goes and shows that it's not: Aretha Franklin and Dr. Rick Warren, an evangelical minister of the Saddleback Church,...Read More


Did Mat Staver Really Just Say That? Seriously?

Filed by Waymon Hudson | December 17, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

Sometimes you read something and have to do a double take. One of those shake-your-head, cartoon-sound-effect "Huh??" moments. That's what happened when I read the Liberty Council's Mat Staver's quote in the Florida Baptist Witness. The article was discussing the...Read More


God didn't make you gay!

Filed by Michael Crawford | December 17, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Sorry to break the news to you, but God didn't make you gay. Or, so says Christian Hosoi, a professional skateboarder who became a born-again Christian after being incarcerated for trafficking crystal meth....Read More


Conservative media going intellectually bankrupt

Filed by Matt Comer | December 16, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Cliff Kincaid, the editor of the conservative Accuracy in Media, took to the web to share his hatred-laden viewpoint that "Pro-homosexual media is going bankrupt." I guess it's a shame that conservative personalities like Kincaid are causing their media to...Read More


Fred Phelps's Westboro Baptist Church/God Hates Fags Tries to Protest Chicago's Center on Halsted

Filed by Yasmin Nair | December 16, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

These guys are not giving us any rest. As some of you know, I've been covering and photographing the group as it makes its way through Chicago. Most recently, on Saturday, December 13, they decided to picket the (LGBTQ) Center...Read More


The Lost Art of Language

Filed by Waymon Hudson | December 16, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

I'll admit it. I am fascinated by the way we communicate with one another- what we say, how we say it, and what we really mean. I've delved into it here before, from the language of gender (I still get...Read More


GLAAD responds to Becket Fund "No Mob Veto" ad

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 15, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

Editors' note: Rashad Robinson is the Senior Director of Media Programs at GLAAD. Last week, GLAAD issued an action alert about a full page ad in The New York Times paid for by The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, an...Read More


Dr. Firpo Carr masturbates dogs?

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 14, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Pam posted yesterday about Dr. Firpo Carr's crazy homophobic column in the LA Sentinel, Los Angeles's African American paper. Jim Burroway gave him his Peter LaBarbara Award for his outrageousness, and Jasmyne Cannick gave him her "Negro Please" Award. Accolades...Read More


Want to see a Grade A homobigot? Meet Firpo W. Carr

Filed by Pam Spaulding | December 13, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

Oh, and let's not leave out lesbians. Law enforcement agencies are struggling with a new phenomenon. "Butch" lesbians who physically abuse "lipstick" lesbians can easily penetrate the defenses of women's shelters where victims seek refuge since they, too, are...Read More


Fred Phelps's war on Christmas

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 12, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Yasmin Nair took the photo on the right during the Westboro Baptist Church's recent appearance in Chicago. It looks like they hate Christmas now, along with fags, dykes, America, Sweden, and Pakistan. This wouldn't be the first Christian group to...Read More


Even Michelle Malkin is making fun of "Truthers" like Advance Indiana

Filed by Jerame Davis | December 11, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

In an article dated December 5th, Michelle Malkin laments the people she calls "Truthers" - the conspiracy kooks who come up with the stupidest shit possible to undermine a political candidate. While she lays mostly into the left in her...Read More


No on "Gay Is Black"

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | December 10, 2008 | 9:00 PM | comments

"Gay is the new black." It's slick as a slogan, but dangerous as a dogma. I understand what its purveyors are trying to do with it. But it's dangerous ground to stand on, and already is blowing up in their...Read More


Yes, there is a Biblical argument for same-sex marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 10, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Lisa Miller wrote up a defense of same-sex marriage from the Biblical perspective in Newsweek earlier this week that I haven't had a chance to link to. It's a lot of the same arguments that queer, Christian and Jewish theologians...Read More


God Hates Fags Comes to Chicago

Filed by Yasmin Nair | December 09, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

The Westboro Baptist Church, also known as the group God Hates Fags, came to Chicago this past week. They were a no-show on the 4th, when they were supposed to protest outside Obama's Senate office. However, the event attracted two...Read More


Message to the religious right - this isn't just about marriage, it's about history

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 06, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Alvin McEwen is a blogger who tracks and catalogs religious right distortions about the gay community via two blogs (Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters and Anti-Gay Lies and Liars). He is also a board member of the South...Read More


"Ex-Gay" Raises Money to Target LGBT Youth

Filed by Michael Crawford | December 03, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

File this under "Oh, no she didn't!" One time "militant homosexual" and current "ex-gay" demagouge Charlene Cothran has announced a new ministry aimed at ex-gaying LGBT youth. I am also thankful to introduce The EVIDENCE Ministry, Inc. God has been...Read More


Report: anti-gay org to run ad in NYT blaming gays for 'Campaign Of Violence' in wake of Prop 8

Filed by Pam Spaulding | December 03, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

You knew this was coming -- it was only a matter of time before the emotion and outrage in the LGBT community after Prop 8 would be turned into a rampaging mob of heathen homosexuals persecuting Christians. The Blend has...Read More


Vatican Cheers on Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Filed by Waymon Hudson | December 02, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Someone better head to confessional. The Times Online is reporting that the Vatican has come out strongly against a United Nations declaration formally condemning anti-LGBT discrimination, saying that the declaration would lead to the decriminalization of same-sex unions. The nonbinding...Read More


Your Tax Dollars at Work

Filed by Waymon Hudson | December 01, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

It's very clear that the economy is in the toilet. The national crisis is trickling down (is that what they meant by "trickle-down economics"??) to the states- with education, healthcare, first responders and hundreds of other programs being slashed to...Read More