Fundie Watch: July 2011

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Ann Coulter Wants a DADT Policy for 'All of Society'

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 28, 2011 | 6:30 PM | comments

On The Joy Behar Show last night, Ann Coulter denounced marriage equality in New York, defended ex-gay therapy, and said that "all of society" should be under a "don't ask, don't tell" policy.Read More


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O'Donnell & Burns on MN School Suicides

Filed by Bil Browning | July 28, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Lawrence O'Donnell talked with Ft Worth councilman Joel Burns, who came out dramatically to his constituents and colleagues during a city council meeting, last night about Bachmann's influence on the school's policy and exactly how much damage it's causing.Read More


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Apple Removes iTunes from 'Christian Values Network'

Filed by Joe Mirabella | July 27, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

After more than 22,000 people signed a petition on Change.org started by Ben Crowther, a student and Apple customer concerned about the Christian Values Network's funding of anti-gay, anti-woman orgs, Apple removed its iTunes store from the CVN. Read More


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The Limits of Tolerance: Anti-faith Voices in Our Community

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | July 26, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

It is always ironic to me how much anti-gay Christians and the rabid anti-faith folks have in common. The narrowness of world views, the inability to tolerate beliefs different than their own, the stereotyping: they are all fundamentalists.Read More


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Inseparable: God's Love, Norway, And Us All

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | July 25, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

This weekend I wrestled with this week's lectionary text, Norway, and what to say to my congregations. This was the result. It's one Christian's response to a terrorist who has hijacked the name 'Christian.'Read More


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More Details Emerge on Norway's Fundamentalist Terrorist

Filed by Michael Hamar | July 24, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

Given the constant drumbeat of grievances against gays, liberals, Hispanics, blacks and Muslims being put out by so-called Christian "family values" groups and far right GOP aligned organizations, one can only wonder how many would-be Breiviks are being cultivated here at home.Read More


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Oh Good Lord (Pun Intended)

Filed by Bil Browning | July 16, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

The religious right: This time they're back stronger than ever and they've all read the Left Behind series.Read More


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Not-Gay Priest Wants Pope to Finger His Butt

Filed by Bil Browning | July 15, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

After Spanish priest Andrés García Torres had his photo taken with a young seminarian, his Bishop is suspicious he's gay. Torres, however, has devised a solution that should make everyone happy.Read More


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Michele Goldberg Takes Down the Bachmanns

Filed by Michael Hamar | July 14, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

If sexual orientation is immutable, it then falls within constitutional equal protection rulings and analysis. This fact terrifies the Christianists.Read More


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IL: Judge Halts State from Ending Catholic Charities Adoption Contracts

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 13, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Illinois has decided to end its involvement and financial contracts for Catholic Charities' adoption and foster services in the wake of the religious organization's refusal to follow the state's new civil unions law and existing anti-discrimination policies.Read More


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Romney Rejects Anti-Gay 'Pledge'

Filed by Bil Browning | July 13, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has declined to sign on to a religious right-sponsored anti-gay statement, calling it "undignified."Read More


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Dr. Bachmann's Reparative Therapy Revealed

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 11, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Dr. Marcus Bachmann's denial that his counseling center engages in reparative therapy turns out to be a bold-faced lie. Read More


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Southern Baptists Approve Gay Marriage

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 10, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Center for Responsible Christian Living announced that the Southern Baptist Convention has repented of past homophobia. Read More


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TOMS Shoes: Focus on the Family Misrepresented Relationship

Filed by Joe Mirabella | July 10, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

TOMS Shoues issued a statement to Change.org, expressing "regret" for Mycoskie's speaking appearance at a Focus on the Family event on June 30, claiming that the religious group had misrepresented its relationship with TOMS as a "giving partner" in its shoe program.Read More


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Antigay CA Family Council Urges Gov to Veto FAIR Education Act

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 09, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Remember Ron Prentice? He's the chair of ProtectMarriage.com and the CEO of the California Family Council. Here is his action alert sent out Friday morning with specific talking points and he's targeting African American families.Read More


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Bachmann Pledges to Ban Porn; Says Homosexuality Is a Choice

Filed by Michael Hamar | July 08, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Erstwhile GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann seems hell bent to provide additional proof that she's a religious fanatic nutcase.Read More


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Mosquitos Are the New Locusts

Filed by Bil Browning | July 08, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

I wonder what it takes to get one of those nutjobs to stop for a second and think, "You know what? Maybe this is just silly."Read More


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A Gay Youth at Texas Bible Camp

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 07, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Guest blogger Max Pearson shares his tumultuous, hysterical experiences at Piney Woods Youth Bible Camp in Texas as a young, gay non-believer. Read More


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Michele & Marcus Bachmann: More & More Questions

Filed by Michael Hamar | July 07, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

The questions about Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and the extremist anti-gay views she shares with her husband, Marcus Bachmann, continue to multiply.Read More


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The Bizarre Moral Universe of the Haters at NOM

Filed by Michael Hamar | July 06, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

The photo of Brian Brown, from the National Organization for Marriage, crying after the New York marriage equality bill passed, reflects on the bizarre morality of his organization.Read More


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NOM's Pakistani Chapter?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 05, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Oh, wait. That photo's not from Pakistan! It's from the Indianapolis anti-gay NOM rally. It's so hard to distinguish one rightwing nutjob group that wants to kill queers from another one anymore...Read More


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The False Claim of a Clash Between Civil and Religious Liberties

Filed by Michael Hamar | July 05, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

It's an inability to make others live in accordance with the beliefs of these self-centered and intolerant individuals and churches that is being decried as an assault on religious liberty. Read More


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Comment of the Week: Rev. Emily Heath on Christians

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 03, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Is organized religion bad for LGBT freedoms?Read More


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Republicans Dropping Marriage Equality Boogeyman?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 03, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Have they finally come to their senses? Are Republicans abandoning the culture wars in favor of their corporate masters' bidding?Read More