Fundie Watch: March 2009

Fred Phelp's Hate Meets Gay Love

Filed by Michael Crawford | March 31, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Guest blogger Kellan Baker wrote about the Fred Phelp's hate machine coming to DC to promote their particularly warped brand of religion. In a burst of creativity the organizers of the counter protest turned Westboro Baptist Church's appearance into a...Read More


Rush Limbaugh vs. Dikes

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | March 31, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Rush Limbaugh says he is uncomfortable with news media using the word "dike" to refer to levees along the Red River. Really, the level of ignorance among some Republican "leaders" is beyond embarrassing. And to think that, for centuries, people...Read More


Does Antonin Scalia - And Do Other Judges - Hate Gays?

Filed by Michael Hamar | March 31, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Some have criticized Barney Frank for his interview in which called Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a homophobe. In contrast, I applaud Frank's comments that should help expose a very serious problem in the judicial system today: namely, bigoted, homophobic...Read More


Love in the Ruins

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 29, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Kellan Baker is a DC-based activist and graduate student studying LGBT health disparities in the US and abroad. As a board member of the DC Center, he is perversely grateful to the Westboro Baptist Church crowd...Read More


Virginia GOP Civil War Continues to Intensify

Filed by Michael Hamar | March 23, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

As a former member of and activist in the Republican Party of Virginia ("RPV") in the days before it became largely an arm of James Dobson's affiliate in Virginia, The Family Foundation, I continue to watch in dismay as the...Read More


Only Rich Christians Should Marry?

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 18, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

The folks who brought us Florida's horrific Amendment 2 are back in the business of interfering with people's private lives... again. John Stemberger, head of the Florida Family Policy Council and the Yes2Marriage Campaign, now wants to make it harder...Read More


Focus on the Family gives away free books!

Filed by Austen Crowder | March 17, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Or: Doctor Dobson's Dead Fish Handshake File this one under "surreal, messed-up Focus rhetoric." I could go on for a country mile about Focus on the Family's positions on gay marriage, reparative therapy, and the social degradation created by LGB...Read More


UNITE, or DIE.

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 13, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

I'm sure this item will earn a footnote in a book put together 80 years from now on the rise of fascism in America in the early 21st century (hopefully that book will never have to be written). Conservative entertainer...Read More


Sex talk

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 12, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

The AP had a very interesting article this morning about a small-town Alabama preacher (with big-city megachurch preacher dreams) who's talking about sex for a whole month's worth of sermons and the controversy it's raising in that town. What's interesting...Read More


Drawing the line: girls wearing pants

Filed by Bil Browning | March 12, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

A lesbian student from has sued Lebanon Schools after her principal told her she couldn't wear a tuxedo to prom. The Indianapolis Star includes this explanation of the lawsuit: The Lebanon High School senior, whose name is not revealed in...Read More


Well, there goes the "Evangelical right works with Obama" experiment

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 11, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Remember how kissing Rick Warren's hand and giving a lot of God talk was supposed to get the Religious Right on Obama's side so that they'd be more likely to support him? Remember how a few of us said that...Read More


Republican Party of Virginia Civil War?

Filed by Michael Hamar | March 11, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Apparently the national Republican Party is not the only area of the party where power struggles have been unleashed. The Virginian Pilot is reporting that many ranking Virginia Republicans are seeking to oust embattled Del. Jeff Frederick, R-Prince William (at...Read More


Covenant marriage, same-sex marriage: let's call the whole thing off

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 09, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Via Pam, the founder of Beliefnet, Steven Waldman, wrote up another "compromise" for same-sex marriage advocates to advance. This one, like the silly Rauch/Blankenhorn compromise proposed in the NY Times a month ago, asks for us to push for a...Read More


Teen Challenge founder: 'earth-shattering calamity' approaching

Filed by Pam Spaulding | March 09, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

The founder of the Christianist extremist Assemblies of God ministry Minnesota Teen Challenge (which was the beneficiary of a a $500,000 earmark request from Minnesota U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar), David Wilkerson, has cut loose with some serious batsh*ttery over at...Read More


Elaine Donnelly & A Sister's Hidden "Doubt"

Filed by Steve Ralls | March 05, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Elaine Donnelly is beginning to sound more and more like Sister Aloysius. The lead character in John Patrick Shanley's play, and film, Doubt, Aloysius spends much of her time whipping up the winds of controversy and declaring, as if preaching...Read More


More Republican Madness: Let the crumbling of the GOP continue!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 03, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

With the GOP messaging, goals, and leadership in shambles, it seems that the struggle to be the "voice of the party" is getting even more public and nasty. With Rush "where are my pills" Limbaugh, Michael "off the hook" Steele,...Read More


Rep. Eric Cantor: GOP Needs to Be Inclusive on Gay Issues?

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 02, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Someone needs to tell the Republicans that their messaging is a little all over the place. Karl Rove must be gnashing his teeth in his lair at Fox News. Even after RNC Chairman Michael Steele said "No, No, No" to...Read More


Sean Hannity loses his mind (again) over men kissing

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 01, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Oh, Hannity. The buckets of crazy keep falling out of his mouth (along with the obvious buckets of bigotry). It's bad enough that my ears are still bleeding from Rush "Where's my oxycontin" Limbaugh at the CPAC conference yesterday. Doesn't...Read More