Fundie Watch: May 2011

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Eddie Long Punks Out

Filed by Terrance Heath | May 31, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Last September, megachurch preacher Bishop Eddie Long stood before his congregation a week after gay sex allegations surfaced between him and four teenage boys and told members he was innocent, but Long chose not to fight in court.Read More


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IL: Catholic Church Picks Discrimination Over Charity

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 27, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Catholic Charities in Rockford, Illinois have decided that rather than abide with the new civil unions law going into effect in Illinois on June 1st, they'll end all the adoption and foster care services they provide.Read More


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Gays Distrust Blacks?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 27, 2011 | 12:45 PM | comments

Watch as the Family Research Council's Peter Spriggs tells a rapt audience of sheeple that gay people distrust African-Americans. Be warned, that's not the only outrageous bullshit he spews.Read More


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Anti-Gay Propaganda at the "Watchmen on the Wall" Conference

Filed by Adam Polaski | May 26, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

The Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg took to the podium to tell pastors that gay people are propagandists, distrustful of black people, and committed to stamping out free speech.Read More


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Queen of Mean Gives GMHC $50k

Filed by Bil Browning | May 26, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

Lisa Lampanelli, the "Queen of Mean," gave the Gay Men's Health Crisis a check for $50,000 yesterday afternoon. The comedian was making good on her promise to give the AIDS group $1000 for each member of the Westboro Baptist Church who showed up to protest her Topeka, Kansas sRead More


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Catholic Priests: The Devil Made Them Do It

Filed by Terrance Heath | May 25, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

I was somewhat surprised at the findings about gay priests. Not so much that they found no evidence that gay priests were more likely to abuse minors than straight priests, but the implications of the drop off in abuse as the number of gay priests went up.Read More


Lesbian Moms & NOM: What Would You Do?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 25, 2011 | 3:15 PM | comments

When ABC's What Would You Do? television show puts four actors playing a gay couple with children in a Texas diner and throws in an actress playing a homophobic waitress, the patrons' reactions were unexpected. NOM responds.Read More


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Christian Activist Asks If Rapture 'False Prophet' Should Be Executed

Filed by Mercedes Allen | May 24, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

In light of Harold Camping's failed rapture prophecy, Christian Governance activist Timothy Bloedow appears to call for Camping's execution as a false prophet.Read More


Lisa Lampanelli and the Westboro Baptist Church

Filed by Jake Weinraub | May 23, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli vowed to donate $1000 to the Gay Men's Health Crisis in the names of every Westboro Baptist Church protestor who showed up to her Topeka, KA show.Read More


Rapture Didn't Happen, and Neither Will Justice

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 22, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

I suppose I should write an update for my post the other day where I warned you all that the world was going to end. You may have noticed that no one was raptured. Actually, it's supposed to end in...Read More


Let's Celebrate 'Non-Judgment' Day!

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | May 21, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Many anti-gay Christian fundamentalists raptly awaited the rapture today, as discussed here on Bilerico. But since it doesn't seem to have happened, how about we re-brand the Rapture as 'Non-Judgment' Day? As musician Jane Siberry recently said to Toronto's Globe...Read More


FOX News' Medical A-Team Attacks Chaz Bono

Filed by Jake Weinraub | May 20, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Building off of Austen Crowder's post earlier today about how right-wing media is taking up Chaz Bono's increased visibility, we have yet another violently transphobic statement from Dr. Keith Ablow, member of FOX News' "Medical A-Team." FOX News published the...Read More


The Gay Agenda, and the End of the World

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | May 20, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Yesterday I was on the phone with one of my lay leaders talking about the congregational meeting one of my parishes is having next Sunday. We hashed out some details and were about to hang up when he asked me,...Read More


The Rapture Is this Weekend

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 19, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

The rapture is coming this weekend, according to Family Radio president Harold Camping. He and his followers are preparing for a May 21 rapture, during which around 200 million Christians will be swept into heaven. Non-Christians and the other 1.9...Read More


10 Questions for NOM

Filed by Bil Browning | May 18, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Friend of the site and Queerty's new editor, Daniel Villareal, was a little peeved to find one of his posts on the National Organization for Marriage's website. His article, "Can We Please Just Start Admitting That We Do Actually Want...Read More


New Report on Catholic Child Molestation Blames Stress, Not Gays

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 18, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

A new, big report is out from John Jay College on the Catholic child abuse crises, looking specifically for causes. The report is cost almost two million dollars, half of which was paid by the Catholic Bishops but another chunk...Read More


Glitter Is the Herpes of Craft Supplies

Filed by Bil Browning | May 18, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Demetri Martin's joke popped automatically to mind when I heard that Newt Gingrich got glitter bombed by a gay activist at a recent book signing in Minneapolis. The Salamander was in town for an event with the Minnesota Family Council...Read More


Stalker Countersues Univ of Michigan Student Body President

Filed by Bil Browning | May 13, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Remember Andrew Shirvell, the former Michigan Assistant Attorney General fired for harassing Chris Armstrong, the student body president of the University of Michigan? The stalker has countersued Armstrong now claiming he's the victim of "a homosexual activist agenda." Because, you...Read More


Uganda: Follow the Money

Filed by Mercedes Allen | May 12, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

I don't know that I can say it any plainer than that: we need to follow the money. Barney Frank gets it: I was pleased when the Financial Services Committee overwhelmingly, in a bipartisan way, voted in favor of my...Read More


Was Rome Felled by Gays or Christianity?

Filed by Michael Hamar | May 10, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

One of the often repeated mantras of many Christianists, including loons at Focus on the Family and Family Research Council among others (not to mention their political whores in the GOP), is that the acceptance of homosexuality caused the fall...Read More


Sally Kern Is Sorry

Filed by Anthony Carter | May 09, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

"We have a high percentage of blacks in prison, and that's tragic, but are they in prison just because they are black or because they don't want to study as hard in school? I've taught school, and I saw a...Read More


ACLU Finds Schools Intentionally Block LGBT Websites

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 09, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

The ACLU, in putting out a call for students to check to see if LGBT websites are blocked by their schools, found a lot more violations of free speech and equal access than one would think. And they didn't just...Read More


Writing A Falsified American History

Filed by Michael Hamar | May 07, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

The New York Times did a piece the other day on David Barton (pictured at left), a Christian dominionist who writes fictional versions of the history of the United States to support the efforts of Christianists to dupe the masses...Read More


Rightwing Poll: Americans Don't Want Gay Lessons

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 06, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

America's most-trusted birther news source, World Net Daily, along with a birther polling outfit, Wenzel Strategies, have a poll about teaching about homosexuality in schools, which they say shows that 65% of people oppose. Assuming that they actually did hire...Read More


NOM's Superficial Diversity

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 03, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Louis Marinelli, the NOM organizer who defected, has a post up about how NOM uses imagery of racially diverse crowds in their promotional materials. The entire thing is worth a read - he publishes a bunch of emails that NOM...Read More


Straight Woman Gives Lesbian Moms a Discount, Gets Threats

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 01, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

A straight baby supply shop owner in Brooklyn has been giving a 10% discount to lesbian mom, arguing "Women make less money than men." And this is the thanks she gets: The sign didn't cause much trouble -- aside from...Read More