Fundie Watch: October 2009

Christianist Loons and Halloween

Filed by Michael Hamar | October 30, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Each year Halloween sends many far right Christians completely over the edge - not that many of them aren't already there - and they begin to spout all kinds of lunacy and seek to prevent their children from being exposed...Read More


The Passion of the Palin

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 29, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Sarah Palin thinks she's the new Jesus. Not that she's peaceful, forgiving, and infinitely wise, but that she is persecuted by people who think they've figured everything out and her pain gives us never-ending life and a reason to live....Read More


Bob McDonnell Rejected by Hometown Newspaper

Filed by Michael Hamar | October 29, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

While not exactly a ringing endorsement, the Virginian Pilot has nonetheless endorsed Creigh Deeds for governor over hometown boy Taliban Bob McDonnell, Like the Washington Post much of the motivation comes down to who will offer the better solution to...Read More


Stephen Colbert Wants You to Approve Referendum 71

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 27, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

The Colbert Report took aim at Washington State's Referendum 71 on last night's episode. Colbert used his popular "The Word" segment to decimate the opposition to LGBT partnerships. The word was "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and looked at how the...Read More


Anti-gay marriage protesters rally in advance of marriage bill hearing

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 26, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

Anti-gay activists gathered in DC's Freedom Plaza on Sunday afternoon to protest a bill that will legalize marriages between same-sex couples in the District. The rally, organized by a National Organization for Marriage affiliated group, was composed largely of religious...Read More


Anti-gay DC minister pledges to use "the full force of my being" to fight marriage equality

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 23, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Anti-gay ministers are stepping up their oppositional rhetoric and vowing to urge Congress to undercut DC's home rule to fight marriage equality. Sixteen ministers including Maryland's Harry Jackson and Anthony Evans organized a meeting with Council Chair Vincent Gray in...Read More


Washington, Val Stevens is your Sally Kern

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 22, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

Her name is Washington state senator Val Stevens, and she's on to the homosexual agenda. Here's a bit from an email she sent out to supporters: Important message from Sen. Val Stevens on R-71! Could this be the final battle?...Read More


Criticize Homophobic "No Homo" in Hip Hop and get your Pink Slip from Fox "News"

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 22, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, a political analyst and associate professor of education at Teachers College in New York, is learning what we all have known for awhile: Fox News doesn't like any support of "the gays" or any criticism of...Read More


Pat Robertson: Gays want to destroy marriage

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 22, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Pat Robertson seems to have missed the media spotlight. To get back in the glare of the overhead lights he's decided to attack The Gays. Again. And, what does Pat have to say this time? "Gays don't want to get...Read More


Stop the GOP From Taking Virginia Backwards

Filed by Michael Hamar | October 20, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

The title of this post sums up the basic message that the Falls Church News Press makes in an editorial that looks at the prospect of a GOP victory in the upcoming state wide elections in Virginia. Virginia's GLBT citizens...Read More


Martinis With Fred Phelps

Filed by Peter Monn and Alex Paredes | October 20, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Tonight, I was reading back over some of the Bilerico articles when I came across Bil's article about the kids at North Central putting on "The Laramie Project" and the intentions of Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church to...Read More


Norfolk Country Club Bars Same-Sex Family Membership in Vote

Filed by Michael Hamar | October 20, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

This article from the Virginian Pilot involves two friends of mine and their family. In fact, Shannon was one of the co-founders of HRBOR with me and is one of this year's co-chair for the Equality Virginia Legends event on...Read More


Need Insane Fundie GOP Congressmembers? There's an App for that!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 19, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

This makes me me smile. And it also scares the crap out of me because it is all true. This brilliant video parody of an iPhone App commercial takes aim at the bigoted, homophobic, fear-mongering, racist, misogynistic nut-baggery coming out...Read More


Ex-Gays Target Librarians

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 16, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: This guest post is by Sarah Stumpf, a bisexual feminist librarian who used to work with the GLBTSSS Library on the Indiana University campus and now works as a Teen Librarian in the south Chicago suburbs. Check out...Read More


Mormon is not the new Black

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 15, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

Back when The Advocate put "Gay is the new Black" on its cover and you couldn't find a gay internet forum without a white gay person saying that we were "the last minority it's OK to discriminate against" or some...Read More


What does a closeted ex-gay look like? How about an ex-gay princess?

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

Ex-gays want to be protected by Disney: Concerned Disney stockholders have submitted a shareholder resolution asking the Walt Disney Company to include the prohibition of discrimination based on ex-gay status in its sexual orientation policy and diversity training programs. "The...Read More


Ardi, Apes, Creationists and the Evolution of LGBT

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | October 14, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

The other night, as I watched the Discovery special on "Discovering Ardi," I could picture the religious right going into meltdown over this latest claim to a "missing link" in human evolution. The discovery of Ardi had just been published...Read More


The Fundie's Handbook

Filed by Mercedes Allen | October 12, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. That's the way I see it, and with the steamroller momentum of birtherism, teabagging, speechies, marriage protection and the like, one can't help but just want to take the easier road of rolling...Read More


Indiana Family Institute = Westboro Baptist Lite

Filed by Bil Browning | October 09, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

Here's our "From the George Bush version of reality" moment for today, folks. Over on the Indiana Family Institute's blog Public Policy Director Ryan McCann links to the podcast from my recent appearance on Abdul Hakim Shabazz's morning radio show....Read More


The Word of God has a well-known liberal bias

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 06, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

The Bible is apparently too namby-pamby liberal for the folks at Conservapedia, so they're trying to get a crew together to retranslate it conservatively. Because if I understand anything about Christians' relationship to the Word of God, it's that it...Read More


FRC's Tony Perkins at white supremacy gathering

Filed by Bil Browning | October 06, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

After I did my interview with the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins, Alex and I were talking on the phone. When I was telling him what I thought of Perkins after meeting him, I remember saying that he seemed like...Read More


Brewster speaks out for Kevin Jennings

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 06, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Kevin Jennings, the head of the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, the founder of GLSEN, and an openly gay man, came under fire these past few weeks because the right thought they could get rid of him by accusing...Read More


Everyone wants a piece of Glenn Beck's pie

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 06, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Speaking of strange pitches we get at Bilerico, here's Jerry Falwell's Liberty Council trying to prove that they're still relevant even after the teabaggers took the rightwing over from the Religious Right establishment. They made a page where you can...Read More


Bible trading cards and King Eglon's "dirt"

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 04, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

We get all kinds of pitches around here. This guy wants to make some money in a tough economy, which is entirely understandable. A pack of 5 Bible cards sells for $3.99, and he doesn't even have to pay anyone...Read More