Fundie Watch: December 2011

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Christians Put Gay Couples in the Crosshairs

Filed by Bil Browning | December 30, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

I'm guessing there's some Freudian explanation why the North Carolina Family Policy Council went with this imagery to promote the state's upcoming vote on whether or not to ban on same-sex marriage, but, geez, I just can't figure out what it could be...Read More


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Chicago's Cardinal George Doubles Down on Bigotry

Filed by John M. Becker | December 29, 2011 | 4:45 PM | comments

Refusing to back down from comments he made in a recent interview where he compared the LGBT movement to the Ku Klux Klan, Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago, opted instead to double down and defend his inflammatory rhetoric.Read More


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Would-Be Veep: Bob McDonnell's Sorry Record on Jobs

Filed by Michael Hamar | December 29, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

While the GOP presidential nomination clown car continues, the would-be candidates for the veep slot are working to position themselves as viable contenders. Among them is Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell - a protege of Pat Robertson.Read More


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Catholic Bishops' Lie About Threats to Religious Freedom

Filed by Michael Hamar | December 29, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

I was raised Catholic (altar boy, Knight of Columbus, the whole works) so I know all about the Roman Catholic Church - especially when it comes to the hypocrisy and moral bankruptcy of the bishops and Church hierarchy.Read More


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Cardinal George Should Resign for Comparing Gays to the KKK

Filed by D Gregory Smith | December 26, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

People expect more tolerance and compassion from the spiritual leader of a million people - at least I do. I also think Jesus would have expected better, too.Read More


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My NY Times Profile: The Red Kettle Menace

Filed by Bil Browning | December 24, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Jerame says I'm going to be insufferable today. I told him to address me as "The Red Kettle Menace" when he refers to me from now on, so I guess he's right. *grins*Read More


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Will Defenders of DADT Stand By Their Dire Predictions?

Filed by Dr. Nathaniel Frank | December 22, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

This week marks a full year since Congress passed, and President Obama signed, the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell and three months since the new policy went into effect. So how do we assess the change, and, equally important, does it even matter anymore?Read More


What's In a Greeting?

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | December 22, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

With Ramadan, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, and Christmas all going on this time of year, one would think that an all-inclusive seasonal greeting emblematic of our nation's religious diversity would be embraced by us all with two simple words - Happy Holidays.Read More


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Zimbabwe MP Arrested for Saying Prez Mugabe Is Gay

Filed by Bil Browning | December 21, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

You know what they say about the lady who protesteth too much...Read More


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Will Glee Be the Savior for Our Doomed America?

Filed by Adam Polaski | December 14, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

A Westboro Baptist Church protester condemns our sin and unwittingly advertises for Glee, the show that this year is most responsible for bringing gay teenage sex into the mainstream's definition of normal. Read More


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How to Explain Marriage Equality to an Idiot

Filed by Bil Browning | December 14, 2011 | 10:15 AM | comments

Tired of hearing the rightwing nutjobs claim that if gays and lesbians can get married, soon people will be marrying their dog or their toaster? Here's a handy dandy chart to help you patiently explain the obvious differences.Read More


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Herman Cain & Eddie Long: A Tale of Two Players

Filed by Terrance Heath | December 09, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Both Long and Cain were on the "down low," while pretending to be upstanding. Yet they led others to look askance at someone like me. And for a long time, they got rewarded for it, and may yet be forgiven for it.Read More