Fundie Watch: September 2009

Maggie Gallagher's husband not welcome at NOM event?

Filed by Donna Pandori | September 30, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Anyone remotely tuned into the same-sex marriage debate has heard of Maggie Gallagher. Most know her from the national stir she has created as President of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy....Read More


Washington Post Trashes Bob McDonnell's Faux Transportation "Plan"

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

Thank goodness someone in the MSM is going after Bob "Taliban Bob" McDonnell's smoke and mirrors fraud of a "plan" to fix Virginia's seriously broken and crumbling transportation system. McDonnell's house of cards "plan" is more of the "no new...Read More


Banned Books Week -- 10 LGBT Books to Keep Unbanned

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | September 29, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

Banned Books Week is an annual happening that celebrates the First Amendment freedom to get your hands on a book, whether for information or a good story. BBW also points up the dangers and insanities of censorship. I selected my...Read More


Ted Haggard is just like Jesus!

Filed by Bil Browning | September 28, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Ego much? Clickety to embiggen...Read More


Rick Warren, Paul Kagame is no man of peace

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 27, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Nakhone Keodara is the Campaign Coordinator of A Peaceful Legacy: Campaign to Remove Bombs from Laos, and sits on the Advocacy Committee of Legacies of War. He is a community organizer and founder of the Gays...Read More


Socialism and Gay Marriage -- Horse and Carriage?

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | September 26, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

There seems to be no limit to right-wingers' inventiveness when they start elaborating on the awfulness of "gay evil." With righters inveighing against both socialism and gay marriage, it was inevitable that some lightbulb was going to link those two...Read More


Gay marriage is Socialism

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 24, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Rep. Steve King, a Republican from Iowa, thinks same-sex marriage is part of the socialist cabal: If there's a push for a socialist society where the foundations of individual rights and liberties are undermined and everybody is thrown together living...Read More


Harry Jackson at the Values Voter Summit

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 23, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

I wrote the other day about Harry Jackson's speech at the Values Voter Summit where he pleaded with his fellow right-wingers to tone down their racist attacks against President Obama because they were making it hard for him to Blacks...Read More


Harry Jackson's latest Blacks vs gays talking points

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 21, 2009 | 3:18 PM | comments

Anti-equality activist Bishop Harry Jackson is at it again. A featured speaker at the Value Voter Summit over the weekend, Jackson called on his fellow right-wingers to tone down their overtly racist attacks against President Obama because it made it...Read More


Phelps clan says they'll picket in Indy

Filed by Bil Browning | September 16, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Fred Phelps and his group of crazed anti-gay nutjobs from Westboro Baptist Church have announced they'll be picketing outside of Indianapolis's North Central High School on Sept 24 from 2:55-3:30pm. Why? Because the school is putting on a performance of...Read More


Why teabaggers shouldn't rap

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 16, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

I spent part of last weekend live-tweeting the teabaggers rally that was in D.C. and the most painful experience was listening to Hi Caliber, the so-called "Republican rapper." Hi Caliber claims to have been inspired by the racist and homophobic...Read More


The Catholic Church enters Maine's marriage battle

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 15, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

The Catholic Church is revving up for the ballot initiative in Maine. Does anyone think it's appropriate for the Church to be saying that a legal contract is defined by God? Notice the children being forced to participate in this...Read More


A school official took students to a church to be baptized

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 10, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

A mother is considering suing her son's school after the football coach took them on a field trip to a church and had him baptized. Seriously, a school official thought it would be a great idea to take a group...Read More


Marriage is between one man and one woman, his mistress, and his other mistress

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 10, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

One of the great lies of the conservative "family values" crowd is they oppose marriage equality because they are protecting the so-called "sanctity of marriage." "Marriage is a union of one man and one woman," they scream and anything else...Read More


And they say men are obsessed with their penises...

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 07, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

I'm ashamed I ended up on the same side of an argument as did Rush Limbaugh. I thought I was reasonable, but if he agrees with me, then obviously I was wrong: It is President Obama who wants [to] mandate...Read More


Maddow on Massachusetts: Turns out gay marriage is a "defense of marriage" act

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 04, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Let the fundie head exploding begin! Rachel Maddow took on the "marriage equality will destroy 'traditional' marriage" crowd last night when she reported on her show about a fact that's really hard to twist (although I'm sure the anti-gay folks...Read More


Maine's Marriage Equality Repeal Makes Ballot: An Overview of the Fight

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 03, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

As expected, equality opponents Stand for Marriage Maine managed to get enough signatures to place Question 1, a repeal of Maine's newly passed Marriage Equality bill, on the November ballot. The drive to put the "People's Veto" on the ballot...Read More


Goshen Amendment Fails

Filed by Donna Pandori | September 02, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Around 1:00 am this morning the Goshen City Council voted against an amendment which would have included "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" in the city's civil rights ordinance. The vote came after the second reading of the amendment and approximately...Read More


Money Well Spent? NOM-Backed Candidate Defeated in Iowa

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

Republican Stephen Burgmeier was defeated by Democrat Curt Hanson in a special election to fill Representative John Whitaker's seat in Iowa. Why was so much attention focused on this small race? And why is it likely to be one of...Read More


Bob McDonnell: Sex Life May Be Used Against Judges

Filed by Michael Hamar | September 02, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

With Bob "Taliban Bob" McDonald trying to frantically disavow the religious extremism exposed in his CBN University thesis - see the MSNBC clip above - and making claims that his some of his views have change, the Daily Press, which...Read More


VA gov race: extremist Bob McDonnell - Pat Robertson's pick - also supported by BET founder

Filed by Pam Spaulding | September 01, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell has been desperately trying to present himself as a moderate (for a winger) to voters, and one of the ways he has done this is pimp on his web site the support for his...Read More