Fundie Watch: April 2010

National Faith Leaders Speak Out Against TheCall Uganda & Lou Engle

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 30, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

DC Agenda has moving and powerful video coverage of the press conference held by national faith leaders in Washington DC to protest Lou Engle and TheCall's planned anti-gay rally in Uganda. Especially moving is the personal story of the gay...Read More


Uganda Update: Lou Engle & TheCall Respond to Critics with Lies and Distortions

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 28, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

It seems as if the public outcry over American evangelical extremist Lou Engle's upcoming "TheCall Uganda" has caused the a few headaches for the violent anti-gay and anti-abortion preacher best known for calling for martyrs and bloodshed in the name...Read More


Action Alert: Help Stop Lou Engle & TheCall from Exporting Anti-Gay Hate & Violence to Uganda

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 26, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Readers may remember the recent disturbing news from Uganda that once again American Evangelicals are headed to the country to export violent, hate-fueled rhetoric against the LGBT community. Lou Engle, a radically anti-gay and anti-abortion evangelical, is scheduled to hold...Read More


Bob McDonnell and Cuccinelli Ignore Voting Rights Act

Filed by Michael Hamar | April 25, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

It's one embarrassment after another under the three stooges regime of Taliban Bob and Ken Kookinelli. Virginians have been subjected first to the anti-gay debacle launched by Kookinelli and then we had the "Confederate History" debacle. Recently, we saw McDonnell's...Read More


Sunday Funnies: That's Gay Salutes the Freedom Federation & ENDA, Stewart vs DADT, & Colbert on Outing Lindsey Graham

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 25, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Sunday Funnies' prayers have been answered! Bryan Safi, our favorite satirist from InfoMania's That's Gay, has started doing hilarious mini-webisodes called "That's Gay Salutes", a very special series of salutes to our worst enemies! In the first installment, Safi burns...Read More


TVC's Andrea Lafferty: A zombie queen in pastel

Filed by Bil Browning | April 23, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

The Traditional Values Coalition's Executive Director, Andrea Lafferty, has been making the media rounds to spew her anti-gay venom to anyone who'll listen. First she penned an op-ed for Roll Call newspaper full of lies about ENDA and then she...Read More


TheCall Uganda: Anti-Gay American Evangelical Going to Inflame Hate in Uganda

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 21, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

The situation in Uganda, where the anti-homosexuality "Kill the Gays" Bill still thrives, continues to deteriorate as news now comes of more radical and dangerous American Evangelicals going into the heated atmosphere of anti-gay hate to hold a huge homophobic...Read More


They don't care about gays, just secret gays

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 21, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

William Gheen of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC accused Lindsey Graham of being a Democratic Party puppet because he's afraid the White House will out him. Of course, he has nothing to worry about since we live in a post-gay...Read More


Florida Politician thinks Gays & Muslims Shouldn't Hold Office (& They Cause Hurricanes Too!)

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 20, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Jacksonville City Councilman Clay Yarborough made headlines this month by questioning and blocking nominees to the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission because of their possible views on gay marriage, God, Islam and prayer in public places. Basically Yarborough wanted to see...Read More


NOM's Maggie Gallagher quits

Filed by Bil Browning | April 20, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

The National Organization for Marriage's head homo hater is out the door. NOM's Maggie Gallagher is stepping down as President of the organization. NOM Executive Director Brian Brown will take her place according to an entry she wrote for the...Read More


Iowa Family Policy Center is your tax dollars at work

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 20, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

The Iowa Independent is reporting that the Iowa Family Policy Center, a standard-issue state-level homophobic lobby group, received over $3 million in federal money between 2004 and 2009 in grants mostly from the "Healthy Marriage Initiative" to administer their "Marriage...Read More


Ex-Gays: We'll take down Republicans with witty one liners

Filed by Bil Browning | April 20, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Those poor, poor ex-gays. Isn't it unfortunate when they're unable to peddle their fake science and general bullshit? PFOX is whining on the tip line today that Republican chairman Michael Steele won't meet with them. "Michael Steele, chair of the...Read More


Poisonous Parenting: The "Puppies" Edition

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 16, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

(TRIGGER WARNING: The descriptions and some of the media in this post depict extremely violent acts of child abuse. If this is an issue for you, consider yourself warned.) I had not expected to update this series so soon after...Read More


You've Got (Hate) Mail: Ex-Gay Faux "Intellectual" Conservatism Edition

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 14, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Sometimes something so crazy comes through your inbox that you just have to share it. When the two major South Florida newspapers, the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel, ran stories in print and online about our recent announcement about moving...Read More


Jacksonville, FL Councilman Thinks Human Rights Not Necessary for Human Rights Board

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 12, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Local human Rights Boards can be important places for minority communities to bring forward issues and concerns in their municipalities. The purpose of these boards are right in the name: Human Rights. They deal with issues around discrimination. Don't tell...Read More


Warriors for Christ

Filed by Donna Pandori | April 12, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

In 1998, Jack Smith and his wife Valerie founded Elijah's Fire International (EFI) Church in Elkhart, Indiana. According to their website, within eight years EFI grew from 8 to 300 members. They proclaim to be one of the "most radical...Read More


Fear of a queer Jesus

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 12, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

How many times has the American right beaten the story about the fatwa against Salman Rushdie for writing a "disrespectful" depiction of Mohammed in The Satanic Verses to show how primitive Muslim people are? I know they're beyond hypocrisy, but...Read More


Conservatives hate that our families count on the 2010 Census

Filed by Joe Mirabella | April 08, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

The Arkansas News reported: LITTLE ROCK -- An advertising campaign by the U.S. Census Bureau directed toward same-sex couples isn't sitting well with some conservatives in Arkansas. State Sen. Cecile Bledsoe, R-Rogers, a candidate for Arkansas' 3rd District congressional seat,...Read More


Virginia's PR Insensitive Governor

Filed by Michael Hamar | April 08, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Although he has been in office less than three (3) months, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has quickly shown himself to be insensitive - if not downright stupid - in terms of how his pandering to the extreme right of the...Read More


An Open Letter to Kyra Phillips at CNN

Filed by Jerame Davis | April 07, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Recently, California lawmakers started a long-overdue process to repeal a ridiculous law that required the state of California to search for a "cure" or "treatment" for homosexuality. On Tuesday, CNN's Kyra Phillips attempted to tackle the topic by asking, "Homosexuality,...Read More


The Only "Choice": Coming Out of "Situational Heterosexuality"

Filed by Michael Hamar | April 07, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

With the far right and the professional Christian set all in a dither about the possible upcoming vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act ("ENDA") in the U.S. House of Representatives, I guess it is no surprise that the faux experts...Read More


Jesus smiles on sexual harassment

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 06, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

As should be plainly obvious to anyone paying attention (except for anyone invested in the idea that the Religious Right is a group of home-grown Americans motivated by nothing other than the Moral Values in the Bible), the reason rightwing...Read More


Nate Phelps speaks out about his abusive father

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 05, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Nate Phelps, one of Fred Phelps's eleven children, is speaking out about his father for the first time. Nate says that his father beat his children for hours on end and ranted about homosexuality to them. He describes the family...Read More


Theocracy = Civil War

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | April 04, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

April 2-4 is the "Blog Against Theocracy" blogswarm. I've been worried about creeping theocracy in the U.S., and writing about it, for years. So I'm ready to blog. What worries me: theocracy is now beyond the creeping stage. It's sweeping....Read More


Moore v. Virginia Museum of Natural History - Oral Argument Update

Filed by Michael Hamar | April 02, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Thankfully, I survived oral argument before the Virginia Supreme Court on the afternoon of March 31st, and, according to the boyfriend, my client, his father and a friend of his, all of whom were all in attendance, I did a...Read More


Tea Bagging Extravaganza! Tea Party Joins with Truck Nutz for Cross-Promotion!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 01, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

In a merchandising move made in heaven, the Tea Party Movement has teamed with Truck Nutz, the company that makes faux testicles to hang from the bumper of trucks, to create Tea Nutz. It seems that the move came after...Read More