Fundie Watch: March 2010

Dove 'No Homo Mayor' Ministries: "Homosexuals Hate Free Speech"

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 30, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

More crazy ranting from a pastor at Gainesville, Florida's Dove World Outreach Center, the church that is on a mission to oppose openly gay Mayoral Candidate Craig Lowe. Pastor Luke Jones is mad that the church's "No Homo Mayor" video...Read More


The tea baggers aren't libertarians

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 30, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

The police are saying that they'll be investigating the death threats that canceled Corpus Christi at Tarleton State University this weekend. They received quite a few, and they're not releasing them all, but this message gives you an idea of...Read More


Americans United Calls on IRS to Investigate "No Homo Mayor" Church in Gainesville, FL

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 29, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Americans United for Separation of Church and State, a religious liberty watchdog group based in Washington D.C., has asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, FL that posted a sign reading, "No Homo...Read More


Johnny Weir and the Ari Fleischer Effect

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | March 26, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

After his debut on "Dancing With the Stars" the other night, Evan Lysacek was asked about Johnny Weir... and skated down the middle with his answer. He said, "We're just acquaintances really. I think I've only had two personal conversations...Read More


Video: Pastor 'No Homo Mayor' Sapp Spews Hate against Out Florida Candidate

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 26, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

I posted earlier about Dove Ministries, a church in Gainesville Florida known for jumping into the political arena with buckets of crazy, putting up a sign in front of their church that said "No Homo Mayor." They are referring to...Read More


The actual death threats come from the right

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 25, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

After watching the Prop 8 trial and any attempt to make the identities of people testifying in a court of law more public were thwarted by the right arguing that the gays could get overly nasty and mean, these voicemails...Read More


Will the Supreme Court of Virginia Save the State's Image?

Filed by Michael Hamar | March 25, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

On March 31, 2010 at 1:00 PM, the Supreme Court of Virginia will hold oral arguments on the case of Michael Moore v. Virginia Museum of Natural History. Moore is a former employee of the Virginia Museum of Natural History...Read More


Freedom of conscience for me, not for thee

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

I have no idea why anyone in the government takes advice from these people. Catholic Americans don't, and for good reason: Preble Street's Homeless Voices for Justice program has lost $17,400 this year and will lose $33,000 that it expected...Read More


No one is a homophobe

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 23, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

It seems to me, and I have absolutely no hard evidence to back this up other than a general sense, that there's been an uptick over the last year of straight people trying to prove that other straight people, who...Read More


Gay Gainesville Mayoral Candidate Advances in Race, Faces More Homophobic Attacks

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 23, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

We've written quite a lot here about Craig Lowe, the openly gay candidate for Gainesville, FL Mayor. He was Chair of the successful campaign to stop the repeal of the Gainesville Human Rights Ordinance, which included sexual orientation and gender...Read More


Cuccinelli: Gay acts are a 'detriment' to society and sodomy is still illegal in Virginia

Filed by Michael Hamar | March 21, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

  Things just get stranger and stranger here in Virginia. The other day I did a post with respect to Equality Virginia's ongoing efforts to engage Virginia's public colleges and universities in pressuring Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and the Virginia...Read More


Push for same-sex marriage on again in New York State

Filed by Donna Pandori | March 18, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Reuters reports: A group called Fight Back New York, created with money from software entrepreneur and openly gay philanthropist Tim Gill, is pledging to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to get pro-gay marriage candidates elected to the state Senate...Read More


Family Research Institute deemed obscene and insufficiently patriotic

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 18, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Hahahahahahahahaha...Read More


Equality Virginia Keeps Up the Pressure on McDonnell

Filed by Michael Hamar | March 18, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Equality Virginia is continuing to keep the pressure on Virginia GOP Governor Bob McDonnell and the gay haters in the Virginia General Assembly by urging the leaders of Virginia's colleges and universities to lobby for the amendment of the state's...Read More


Glenn Beck: Conservatism's Snake Oil Salesman

Filed by Terrance Heath | March 17, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

The circus sideshow that was CPAC folded its tent and left Washington weeks ago. However, its apparent ringmaster and chief snake oil salesman still sweats, struts, and sobs across the “stage” of conservative media -- that medicine show never stops...Read More


Ken Cuccinelli - The Virginia GOP's Gift That Keeps on Giving

Filed by Michael Hamar | March 16, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

In the lead up to last November's elections in Virginia, I warned people as to just how crazy Ken "Cooch" Cuccinelli is if one has followed his career in the Virginia General Assembly. Moreover, he provides a wonderful window into...Read More


Homo-Hating Janet Porter Prays to be the Queen of all Media

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 12, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Nothing that comes out of Janet Porter's (formerly Janet Folger) mouth surprises me at this point. Folger is the gay-hating, fire-and-brimstone-breathing head of Faith2Action who authored the fundamentalist tome "The Criminalization of Christianity" and is the former national director of...Read More


ABC News Traces Link Between Uganda "Kill the Gays" Bill & American Anti-Gay Movement

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 11, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

ABC Nightline News has a good piece up on the Ugandan "Kill the Gays" Bill and the direct connection to the rabid anti-gay movement in the US. They focus on Scott Lively- professional gay-hater, holocaust revisionist, and recognized hate group...Read More


Bob McDonnell's Meaningless Gesture

Filed by Michael Hamar | March 11, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Last evening I wrote about Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's desperate attempt to douse the political firestorm that he and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (who took McDonnell's Attorney General Opinion No. 05-094 one step further and applied it to Virginia's public...Read More


Bob McDonnell beginning to flinch?

Filed by Michael Hamar | March 10, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

With all Hell breaking loose at colleges and universities and even some Republican members of the Virginia General Assembly seeking to insert gay non-discrimination protections in pending legislation, Bob "Taliban Bob" McDonnell has issued what some are calling an edict...Read More


Drag queens and transgender activists

Filed by Antonia D'orsay | March 10, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Hello Citizens of Bilerico. I'm coming to you, by delay, from the realm of personal martyrdom and finance calling known as TVC land. Yes, that's right -- your SPLC-identified Hate Group has begun the battle against ENDA. They want to...Read More


Homophobic Smears Continue in Gainesville, FL Mayor's Race

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 10, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

A few weeks ago, I covered the transphobic and homophobic scare tactics being used in the Gainesville, Florida Mayor's race. Craig Lowe was Chair of the successful campaign to stop the repeal of the Gainesville Human Rights Ordinance, which included...Read More


A Call to Action in Virginia - and to Virginia College Alumni

Filed by Michael Hamar | March 10, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

In the wake of Uber-Christianist Virginia Attorney General Ken "Cooch" Cuccinelli's directive to all Virginia public colleges and universities to rescind their non-discrimination policies insofar as they include "sexual orientation" as a protected class, Equality Virginia is asking Virginia residents...Read More


Virginia and D.C. - Two Worlds Only A River Apart

Filed by Michael Hamar | March 09, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

In Washington DC, on the north side of the Potomac River, LGBT people have employment discrimination protections and, starting today, will begin getting married. In Virginia on the south side of the Potomac, same sex couples are barred by a...Read More


Uganda's Trade Status to be Reviewed by State Department and the Pope Turns a Blind Eye to "Kill the Gays" Bill

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 09, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

The international pressure continues to mount on Uganda over the odious Anti-Homosexuality "Kill the Gays" Bill. The US State Department is responding to a letter by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) about the Bill currently in the Ugandan Parliament by saying...Read More


Our politics is more important than your health

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 08, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Here's the former COO of Catholic Charities, which just decided to stop giving everyone health care benefits because of same-sex marriage and anti-discrimination legislation: Some, including the archbishop, have argued that by providing health care to a gay or lesbian...Read More


Equality Virginia Issues a Challenge to Gov. Bob McDonnell

Filed by Michael Hamar | March 08, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Since his time as attorney general, now Governor Bob McDonnell has taken the lazy way out and mouthed platitudes about not condoning discrimination with respect to state employees. More recently, during his campaign for governor, McDonnell claimed that he had...Read More


I Quit: Palinitus Strikes 3 Times

Filed by Bil Browning | March 04, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

There's been an epidemic of Palinitus sweeping the nation this week. Conservatives and politicians are dropping like flies. First, Representative Eric Massa (D-NY) announced he wouldn't seek re-election after allegations of sexually harassing a male staffer surfaced. Then anti-gay Republican...Read More


Ugandan Pastor Martin Ssempa Reads Bilerico and Responds

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 02, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Who knew Uganda's main proponent of the "Kill the Gays" bill read our blog? Pastor Martin Ssempa, who I have written about extensively, left this comment on my post "Uganda's Porn Peddling Pastor Ssempa Responds to Critics" (note- I'm assuming...Read More


Tony Perkins - Christians are being censored by the government

Filed by Donna Pandori | March 02, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Religious-right fundamentalist groups are holding up a letter sent to Tony Perkins, president Family Research Council, that rescinded an invitation to speak at Andrews Air Force Base National Pray Luncheon as "Christian censorship"; an infringement on first amendment rights to...Read More


GOProud: Stockholm syndrome or sheer genius?

Filed by Austen Crowder | March 02, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Okay, show of hands: who laughed when they heard that GOProud was going to attend CPAC? I know I did. The story couldn't have been more nonsensical: a gay group attending one of the foremost rally points of the anti-gay...Read More


Miss Faux Beverly Hills Lauren "Kill the Gays" Ashley Interview

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 01, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Looks like someone need a little practice on the interview portion of the pageant... Miss Faux Beverly Hills Lauren Ashley has hired publicist and is ready to talk to the media to "clarify" her statements that gays should be killed....Read More