Fundie Watch: January 2010

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You've Got (Hate) Mail: Stop Caring about Human Rights!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 31, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

I love getting hyper-conservative screeds that make little sense. It's something of a hobby for me. On a recent post entitled "Uganda's 'Kill The Gays' Bill Goes XXX??", in which I took Pastor Martin Ssempa (one of the authors of...Read More


Maggie Gallagher: Hate wins

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 29, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

The other day I posted about the terrible witnesses for the defense (homophobes) in the Prop 8 trial. They brought two experts - a professor and a conservative org president - who did not appear to be familiar with the...Read More


Uganda's 'Kill The Gays' Bill Goes XXX??

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 26, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa, who recently made news for planning on February 17th what he called a "million man march" in Uganda in support of the odious "kill the gays" bill, is getting concerned by the international pressure and outrage...Read More


Glee will turn a generation of boys into gay terrorists?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 25, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

OMG. This is absolutely hysterical and you'll gasp at the sheer inane fundie logic and flair for the, well, dramatic. Christwire.org writer Stephenson Billings takes a look at "What Every Parent Should Know About The TV Show Glee" and comes...Read More


Pat Robertson's Theodicy on Haiti

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | January 21, 2010 | 7:30 PM | comments

Religion-based bigotry has been the main-stay of Rev. Pat Robertson's bully pulpit. And he mounts this pulpit as an uber-God, possessed with an inherent omniscience in knowing not only the mundane and wicked thoughts and actions of man but also...Read More


NOM wants Indiana

Filed by Donna Pandori | January 21, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

The National Organization for Marriage sure is a busy organization. Brian Brown, Executive Director of NOM, sent an alert to his sheeple just as the Indiana Senate Judiciary Committee was considering the marriage discrimination amendment. The Senate Judiciary Committee and...Read More


Unholy Crusade: More on those Bible Verses on our Military's Guns

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 20, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

There's more coming in surrounding the shocking story I blogged about yesterday in which ABC News revealed that our Military is being armed with rifle scopes that have Christian Bible Scripture imprinted on them. These guns are not only being...Read More


Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition... Literally

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 19, 2010 | 6:30 PM | comments

According to ABC News, our Military is operating in Muslim countries like Afghanistan and Iraq (and elsewhere in the world) with Bible Scripture imprinted on their guns. Not written on the guns, mind you. Actually embedded as part of the...Read More


Fun with Pat Robertson: Voodoo dolls and press statements

Filed by Bil Browning | January 18, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

After Pat Robertson said that Haiti's earthquake was caused by a deal with the Devil, conservatives and liberals alike condemned the asshat televangelist. Even the Haitian ambassador responded to Robertson's idiocy. Now you can buy a voodoo doll of Robertson...Read More


21 Bogus Reasons Why Gender Matters From the Prop 8 Trial

Filed by Davina Kotulski | January 16, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Yesterday we found out that during the Prop 8 campaign Ron Prentiss reportedly distributed a booklet to churches that included an article entitled "'21 Reasons Why Gender Matters' Examines Gender Disorientation Pathology And Social Policy." By the way, he made...Read More


Notre Dame Newspaper Issues Weak "Apology" Over Gay Bashing Cartoon

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 16, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Update: Apologies from the cartoonist & the University President in the Comment section. Also in the comments: more fallout- Assistant Managing Editor resigns & cartoonists fired. In what has to be one of the most weak, pseudo apologies I've seen...Read More


Liberty Law School drops out of CPAC because of GOProud

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 14, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Actually, this GOProud sponsorship is turning out to be kind of fun to watch. Now Jerry Falwell's Liberty Law School has dropped out of the CPAC because they refuse to kick out GOProud, the newer gay Republican group: Liberty University...Read More


Sarah Palin's debut on FOX News

Filed by Bil Browning | January 13, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

Presented without commentary (because I'm sure y'all will have plenty to say about this...): Sarah Palin's debut on FOX News....Read More


And Stay Out! Michael Savage Still Not Welcome in UK

Filed by Bil Browning | January 13, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Oh, Michael Savage, how the world loves him. Granted, we think he's a piece of shit and England barred him from even entering the country last year, but now the UK has upheld their ban on Savage. Unsurprisingly, knowing what...Read More


AFA Self Mutilates over Amanda Simpson

Filed by Keri Renault | January 11, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

The social-cultural divide in America has widened considerably since conservatives were voted from power after the 2008 election. Nowhere is this emotionally charged environment more evident than when an LGBT American makes national news. Take the Obama administration's appointment of...Read More


Will middle America tune out American Idol because Ellen is gay?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 10, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

This just in from Gary McCullough, the Director of Christian Newswire, a religious right press release outlet. McCullough claims that Americans will tune out American Idol once Ellen joins the show "because young girls and their traditional families are uncomfortable...Read More


Westboro parodies Lady Gaga again

Filed by Bil Browning | January 06, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

This is what happens when you feed the fundies... After rave reviews for her ridiculous parody of Lady Gaga's Bad Romance, Megan Phelps has released her sophomore effort and like all second attempts to re-capture magic, she's failed miserably. Our...Read More


Marriage equality safe in Iowa until at least 2014

Filed by Joe Mirabella | January 05, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

According to the Chicago Tribune, the Democratically controlled Iowa legislature will not put Iowa's April 3, 2009 Supreme Court decision legalizing same gender marriage up for a debate. Iowa's founders brilliantly made it difficult to change the state constitution. Two...Read More


Ex-gay mom steals daughter and goes on the lam

Filed by Bil Browning | January 04, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Ex-gay mom Lisa Miller has stolen her daughter, Isabella, in a desperate attempt to prevent her former partner, Janet Jenkins, from getting custody. The two women have been fighting over custody arrangements for months as two states decided who had...Read More


The Difference Between Conformity and Change

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | January 03, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

The other day I ran across a commentary that I put out to my newslist in 1999. Re-reading it reminded me that the ex-gay issue hasn't changed in 10 years -- just some of the talking heads that are arguing...Read More