Fundie Watch: November 2009

Ken Hutcherson targets Microsoft for contribution to Approve 71 campaign

Filed by Joe Mirabella | November 21, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Rev. Ken Hutcherson made an appearance at Microsoft's annual shareholder's meeting on Tuesday. As usual, Hutcherson was there representing the interests of Thomas Strohbar, founder of numerous anti-birth control, anti-choice, and anti-gay financial organizations. Strohbar's road to financial security has...Read More


Historic Declaration of Christian Conscience?

Filed by Donna Pandori | November 20, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Today at noon national religious leaders will be releasing a 4,732-word statement signed by Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical leaders, The statement dubbed Manhattan Declaration issues a clarion call to Christians to adhere to their convictions and informs civil authorities that...Read More


Reject 71 campaign tries to spin history

Filed by Joe Mirabella | November 20, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

You would think the Reject 71 campaign won in Washington from their first message to supporters after their resounding defeat by the Approve 71 campaign. In the Reject 71 Campaign Manager Larry Stickney's typical truth bending style he wrote: Not...Read More


AFA not happy with Gap "Christmas" commercial

Filed by Bil Browning | November 19, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

After leading a failing boycott of Gap clothing (and their subsidiaries like Old Navy) for not saying the word "Christmas" in their advertising, the American Family Association got their wish. Sort of. Since the ad doesn't just proclaim the Christian...Read More


Alex Sink Becomes Top Florida Official to Oppose Anti-Gay Adoption Ban

Filed by Nadine Smith | November 19, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Fantastic news from our Equality Florida Broward Gala. Last Sunday's gathering of Equality Florida activists, donors, elected leaders and volunteers was our biggest event of the year and smashed through all of our previous fundraising records. The event has triggered...Read More


NOM's answer to "ban gay marriage" talking points: Chatty Cathy

Filed by Donna Pandori | November 17, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

It's difficult to make it through an entire video clip of NOM's executive director Brian Brown anymore but when I can I get a horrible déjà vu of Chatty Cathy. Somebody PLEASE stop pulling that string! Mr. Brown's "ban same...Read More


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Needed: A Better Definition of Bigotry

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | November 17, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

"Bigot" is an excellent word -- a necessary word. If it didn't exist, we'd have to invent it. History has shown us the awful picture of how bigots operate, and why we shouldn't mis-define their activities today.Read More


Should Heterosexuals be allowed to serve openly in the military?

Filed by Donna Pandori | November 15, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

According to One News Now the American Medical Association (AMA) is ignoring health facts in homosexual advocacy with it's passage of a resolution that opposes "don't ask, don't tell" and declaration that gay marriage bans contribute to health disparities: Elaine...Read More


Maine anti-marriage leader tied to several pro-gay companies

Filed by Bil Browning | November 13, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Schubert Flint Public Affairs, a Sacramento, Calif.-based consulting firm, worked extensively on California's Proposition 8 and Maine's vote to overturn the new marriage equality law. Two companies listed in the HRC's Corporate Equality Index with excellent scores, however, are currently...Read More


The Pernicious "Choice Myth" and "Change Myth"

Filed by Michael Hamar | November 13, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

As the recent Yes on 1 campaign confirmed, two of the key elements utilized by Christianist enemies of gay equality are the myths that (1) sexual orientation is a "lifestyle" choice as opposed to an immutable aspects of GLBT individuals...Read More


The WWJD Hate Crime Inciters are Getting Some Support for their DC "Protest"

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 12, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Updated: Fundie Scarborough says Anti-Gay Activists Are Just Like MLK (seriously) after the jump. I posted the rather unbelievable story last week that got a lot of you talking about Pastor Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission losing his...Read More


Exclusion of GLBT dialogue in schools hurts all children

Filed by Donna Pandori | November 10, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

We've seen in California and now Maine how far religious fundamentalists will go to prevent same-sex couples from obtaining the civil right of marriage. The successful theme continually used which resonates with their supporters is "homosexuals will indoctrinate your children...Read More


WWJD? Incite Hate Crimes Against LGBT People, according to this "Pastor"

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 06, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

The furious explosion of nutjobs over the passage of the Matthew Shepard & James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act continues... Our old fundie friend, Pastor Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission (yeah, that's clue number one about his point...Read More


Maggie Gallagher (NOM) attended pro gay marriage rally in DC

Filed by Donna Pandori | November 05, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Metro Weekly, Washington DC's GLBT magazine, is reporting Maggie Gallagher attended a pro gay marriage rally in Washington, DC, the night following Maine's vote on same-sex marriage. A protest rally held in Dupont Circle tonight brought together same-sex marriage supporters...Read More


"Obedience" -- Bigotry at Work in Maine

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | November 05, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. When we go head to head at the polls with an ideological enemy who is more numerous than we are -- who has more money than we do to spend on...Read More


GOP Christian Taliban Ticket Sweeps Virginia

Filed by Michael Hamar | November 05, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Fighting the urge to vomit, last on Tuesday, I watched Creigh Deeds concede to Taliban Bob McDonnell (Pat Robertson's anointed candidate) in the race for Virginia's next governor. Obviously, there are a number of lessons to be learned from Deeds'...Read More


DC marriage hearings end with a proposal

Filed by Michael Crawford | November 03, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Monday was the second day of the marathon hearings on the DC marriage bill. Over 250 people signed up to testify for or against legalizing marriages between same-sex couples over the two days with roughly 80% of the witnesses supporting...Read More