Fundie Watch: August 2011

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Penn State Students Protest Santorum

Filed by Bil Browning | August 31, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

While the rightwing nutjob was speaking to a college Republican group, the LGBT campus organization protested outside - and were unexpectedly joined by other campus student groups.Read More


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A Touch of the Divine in Florida

Filed by Leslie Robinson | August 30, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

On his syllabus, Florida public school teacher Jerry Buell included this heads up to students: "I teach God's truth, I make very few compromises. If you believe you may have a problem with that, get your schedule changed, 'cause I ain't changing!"Read More


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Senator Resigns After Grindr Photos Surfaced

Filed by Viktor Kerney | August 29, 2011 | 6:30 PM | comments

After explicit photos of Puerto Rican state senator Roberto Arango were released last Friday, he quickly resigned on Sunday.Read More


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NOM Defector Louis Marinelli Quits Marriage Activism

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 29, 2011 | 11:45 AM | comments

Louis J. Marinelli, after working for the National Organization for Marriage, leaving NOM, and then advocating for marriage equality, is now quitting his activism about same-sex marriage altogether, blaming "whiny" liberals for pushing him out. Read More


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Drawing Hope From Hate

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | August 27, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Guest blogger Wintersong Tashlin is pretty sure that bringing feelings of hope, comfort, and even pride to a kinky, polyamorous, queer, pagan isn't exactly their mission in the world, but they do.Read More


In Third Place...

Filed by Mike Rogers | August 24, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Yesterday tweets were asking "How long until some right wing wacko blames it on the gays?" Today a friend sent me this video of a right wing wacko preacher. The only reason he doesn't win first or second place is because he doesn't blame the gays.Read More


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August's Best Church Sign

Filed by Bil Browning | August 22, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Who says God doesn't speak anymore?Read More


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Judge: Illinois Can Drop Catholic Charities Over Discrimination

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 19, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

A judge in Sangamon County, Illinois has ruled that the state does not have to renew its foster and adoption contracts with Catholic Charities.Read More


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NOM's Social Media Aims for 100K Followers, Gets 883

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 19, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

At the beginning of the summer, the National Organization for Marriage announced a lofty goal of beefing up its social media support by attracting 100,000 new followers - and getting $1 from a "generous donor" for each one. They're not doing so hot. Read More


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IL Hate Group Campaigns for Hateful Gay Blood Ban

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 18, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Americans For Truth About Homosexuality has launched a new, offensive, and hateful campaign to uphold the federal ban against gay blood donors.Read More


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A Christianist Plot for Domination?

Filed by Michael Hamar | August 16, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

There is absolutely nothing loving or truly Christian about people who utterly ignore the Gospel messages except when convenient for propaganda purposes.Read More


Anti-LGBT Professor Protests LGBT-Friendly Churches List

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 16, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington has released a list of local LGBT-friendly churches through its LGBTQIA Office. One professor, who's written an anti-LGBT editorial about the issue, is claiming the list violates separation of church and state.Read More


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Anti-Gay Politicians On Parade at Montreal Pride

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 16, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

At yesterday's Pride Parade in Montreal, CQGL decided to use their public platform during the parade to showcase anti-gay statements from some of the most prominent anti-gay politicians in the world, including the USA's very own Michele Bachmann. Read More


Rick Santorum: Gay Champion?

Filed by Bil Browning | August 12, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

How in the fuck can dipshit politician Rick Santorum - best known for his attacks on LGBT people - condemn the Iranian government for their treatment of gays and lesbians when, if given his druthers, he'd treat us the same way?Read More


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Starbucks CEO Cancels Talk at Anti-Gay Church

Filed by Bil Browning | August 11, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

While New Balance is trying to distance itself from a contribution made by their board chairman to Mitt Romney's campaign after the candidate signed NOM's anti-marriage equality pledge, Starbucks is dealing with their own anti-gay controversy and they're quickstepping it just like the sneaker company.Read More


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Catholic 'Moral Authority' in IL: Abuse Victim Gets $6.3 million

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 10, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Three years later, the Diocese of Belleville has finally paid the jury-awarded judgement to a man who was sexually abused as a child by a priest for over five years at St. Theresa's Parish in Salem, Illinois. Read More


Santorum: Marriage Equality is Like Calling a Napkin a Paper Towel

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 10, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Rick Santorum, the struggling candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, is still clinging to his fiercely anti-gay and anti-LGBT views to try to garner more support than the 1 percent he currently he has. At a campaign stop in...Read More


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Bachmann Goes To Anti-Gay Church

Filed by Jos Truitt | August 08, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

Is there a media double standard on Michele Bachmann's anti-gay church?Read More


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Best News Coverage of Rick Perry's 'The Response'

Filed by Bil Browning | August 07, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

My favorite part? When they talk about how the evangelical leaders are exhorting the crowd to pray and fast while showing video of all the people in line for their Diet Cokes and hot dogs at the concession stands.Read More


Hateful Homophobic Statements From Boehner/GOP DOMA Briefs

Filed by Michael Hamar | August 03, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

These briefs look as if they were prepared by Tony Perkins, Maggie Gallagher and Jerry Falwell's Liberty Counsel.Read More


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Shawn Akers: Gays Are Bullies, Too

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 01, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

Conservative radio show host Shawn Akers took to the airwaves to explain that California's FAIR Act is an example of how the LGBT community "bullies" conservatives. Read More


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Anti-Gay Hate Group Loses 501(c)3 Status

Filed by Bil Browning | August 01, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Poor Peter LaBarbera... He'll no longer be allowed to give donors tax deductions for fueling his anti-gay hatred. Porno Pete's Americans for Truth about Homosexuality (AFTAH) had it's 501(c)3 status revoked in May of 2010.Read More