Fundie Watch: April 2009

Hussel hussel hussel, grind grind grind

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 30, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

I'll be the first to say that the whole Carrie Prejean marriage drama won't affect legislation all that much. Perez probably didn't convince any one to switch teams, and Prejean seems to be speaking only to people who are already...Read More


Indiana Family Institute resorts to lies (again)

Filed by Bil Browning | April 28, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

It kills me that so many of the religious right hate groups have to use obviously twisted logic to support their biases and prejudices. A good case in point is the recent e-blast from the Indiana Family Institute shrieking about...Read More


Westboro "church" members to commit mass suicide?

Filed by Bil Browning | April 24, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Gossip has spread like wildfire today that rabidly anti-gay Westboro Baptist church members may be planning a mass suicide after Gossip Boy found a cryptic blog entry on the hate group's website. Across the liberal blogosphere, both readers and writers...Read More


Rockstar Energy Drink's Assault on LGBT Rights and Autism

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 23, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

UPDATE 2: Over the course of the last few weeks, Bilerico Project and Change.org have worked closely with Rockstar Energy Drink to take concrete steps on addressing LGBT rights. We are pleased to announce though these discussions a bold agreement...Read More


Rick Warren operatives trying to whitewash his anti-gay positions from Wikipedia entry

Filed by Pam Spaulding | April 20, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

Isn't this special? "Exhausted" Rick Warren recently bailed on an interview with George Stephanopoulos on This Week just days after the Saddleback pastor was caught lying about his support of Prop 8 on Larry King Live ("I never once even...Read More


Penguin Three-peat!

Filed by Dana Rudolph | April 20, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

For the third year in a row, Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell's And Tango Makes Three, about two male penguins who care for an orphaned egg and raise a chick, tops the American Library Association's (ALA) Top Ten list of...Read More


Boycott Amazon? Why?

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | April 19, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

As one among hundreds of authors and publishers who were directly affected by the Amazon crisis, I'm putting my final two cents on the table. I've read all the blogs, including those as far afield as the Guardian in London....Read More


"They Must Recruit Our Chidren..."

Filed by Bo Shuff | April 13, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Ah, Anita Bryant. Her famous quote about gays needing to recruit children has been parroted so many times since 1977 that it has become an all to familiar refrain of the right. Even the Prop 8 supporters in California Video...Read More


Amazon.com: A Glitch...or the Ax?

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | April 13, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Over the weekend, did LGBT books get the ax on Amazon.com? Does the online bookselling giant actually have a new policy to target certain books as "adult books" -- removing them from the main queue of Amazon rankings and making...Read More


Rick Warren's fragile ego

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 13, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Jeez. Could Rick Warren get any more pathetic? Warren dropped out of the show [George Stephanopoulos's This Week] after comments came to light that seemed to contradict the megachurch pastor's stated neutrality on Proposition 8, the California measure that banned...Read More


Reflections on the Iowa Supreme Court Ruling

Filed by Michael Hamar | April 10, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

In a perhaps surprising - but totally correct - ruling, the Iowa Supreme Court unanimously ruled last week that limiting civil marriage to one man and one woman to the exclusion of same sex couples violates the equal protection clause...Read More


Stupid Alert: NOM ad actors "controversy"

Filed by Bil Browning | April 09, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Have you ever been arguing with someone and been frustrated that they choose one small minute part of what you said and constantly keep picking at that instead of seeing the bigger picture? It's stupid and doesn't get you anywhere....Read More


National Organization for Marriage's new tactic: fear-mongering without using the word 'religion'

Filed by Pam Spaulding | April 08, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

These folks have nothing left in the tool box after the Iowa ruling decimated the excuse that religious opposition should govern civil law. So now the folks at the National Organization for Marriage have decided to send out e-blasts and...Read More


It's Not Over Yet: "Protect Isabella Coalition" Forms to Keep Girl from Lesbian Mom

Filed by Dana Rudolph | April 08, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

In this week of euphoria over the marriage victories, let's not forget we still have a long way to go. Today, "a coalition of concerned Virginia citizens" has formed the "Protect Isabella Coalition" to "create awareness of what it labels...Read More


Hate the sin, not the sinner: a remix

Filed by Austen Crowder | April 08, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Alex Blaze made an excellent post about Tony Dungy's appointment to the Office of Faith-based Initiatives. Frankly, I'm not here to debate that issue whatsoever: I'm not a fan of the organization, but as they say, "Somebody's gotta do it."...Read More


Rick Warren is a liar

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 07, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Pam has a great post responding to Rick Warren's little problem with the truth on Larry King Live last night, where he claimed to have never compared same-sex marriage to incest or to have opposed Prop 8 (video after the...Read More


Disrespecting the Troops, One Thousand Officers at a Time

Filed by Steve Ralls | April 02, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

Throughout their history, right-wing activists, when left with no facts to defend their case, have often turned to scare tactics to keep their crusades going. Whether it is "code red" terror alerts a few days before an election, or dire...Read More