Sunday, July 31, 2011

Brown: SPLC Is The Real Hate Group

"Is the SPLC, by its own criteria, the real hate group? It still carries weight in plenty of circles here in America, and so when it categorizes an organization as a hate group, many people of good conscience are influenced by that designation, one which is quite stigmatizing and destructive, as evidenced by the recent events involving FOTF and AFA mentioned above. Yet it is the leaders of the SPLC who are either irresponsibly attacking other fine organizations, or worse still, knowingly defaming them. Who then deserves the title of 'hate group,' Focus on the Family or the Southern Poverty Law Center? Who has been guilty of demonizing others and spreading hurtful, inaccurate information? Whose actions and words have been hateful? The record speaks for itself." - Anti-gay Christianist author Michael Brown, writing for Human Events.

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On The 4 Year Old Killed For "Acting Gay"

More details have emerged about the horrific killings that I reported on several weeks ago.

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Frothy Mix: NY Has Destroyed Marriage

And he seems to deny the "man on dog" comment which earned him his Google infamy.

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Gay Weddings In Central Park!

On a gorgeous cloudless day, today dozens of gay couples married in the shade of two "pop-up chapels" in Central Park, with our own Father Tony officiating at two of the ceremonies. Above are newlyweds Jen and Rose, moments after Father Tony made it legal. Below, John and Rob exchange rings. Also on hand were hair and make-up artists who donated their time and materials. The day was emceed by openly gay television personality Dave Holmes. (Lots and lots of photos from today are here.)
RELATED: As informal a day as this was, I was especially struck by how respectful passersby became once they grokked what was going down. Throngs of tourists lined the barricades at all times, quieting down when the chapels were active, then erupting in cheers when they could see that each ceremony was complete. It was a beautiful thing to witness.

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies #80

1962's Gypsy starring Natalie Wood and Rosalind Russell.

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Dead Jerry Falwell's Liberty Counsel:
Gays Are The REAL Bullies

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Friday, July 29, 2011

CPAC To GOProud: Don't Come Back!

All of the last year's toadying and boot-licking has been for naught. GOProud will not be allowed to return to CPAC, the annual convention of right-wing hate groups. (You may recall that GOProud used CPAC 2011 to publicize the presidential aspirations of Donald Trump.)

World Net Daily exults:
It's been confirmed. GOProud, the "conservative" organization that has homosexual "rights" at the top of its agenda, is out for the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference. The event, organized by the American Conservative Union, is one of the largest conferences for conservatives held anywhere in the United States each year. But it had faced the loss of some participants over the past several years specifically because of its inclusion of GOProud.

Some of the organizations whose leaders have raised concerns in recent years have included heavyweights such as the Heritage Foundation, Media Research Center, Family Research Council and Concerned Women for America. But word of the change came today when WND obtained access to letters mailed to GOProud as well as the John Birch Society, which also was left on the chopping block by the new procedures that Al Cardenas, the chief of the organization, announced he would implement when he took over.
GOProud whines:
“We have received no notification from ACU. An ACU Board member told me this afternoon that they were unaware of such a decision and that to the best of his knowledge no decision had been made. I certainly hope that is true. The last thing the conservative movement needs right now is a unnecessary, ugly and divisive fight. The stakes in 2012 are too great. GOProud’s number one goal is defeating Barack Obama. That should be the goal of every conservative organization.”

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Bachmann 2012

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Height Comparison

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Morrissey Out-Douches Himself

"We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown, with 97 dead. Though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Shit every day." - Morose pop singer Morrissey, bringing everything back to his vegetarianism, as he always does.

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Cindy Jacobs: My First Biblical Vision

Whackdoodle televangelist Cindy Jacobs, whom you probably best know for claiming that God killed millions of birds to show his displeasure with the repeal of DADT, relates her first biblical vision:
Around three a.m., I was awakened by a voice, "Wake up! I want to talk with you! I am Gabriel and I am here to give you a message from God.” I did not see him; nonetheless, I had no doubt that he was who he said he was. The next thing I knew, I was having a vision of mounting and riding a huge chestnut horse and my friend Julie was mounting and riding a white stallion. She was part of a vast army of women. As the Lord showed me country after country, I saw thousands of women on horseback behind me to march across the earth. In the vision, I was wearing armor and carried a sword.Gabriel told me that the women in the vision comprised a great company of women who would march across the planet, preaching the gospel, doing miracles, and transforming the nations.
Jacobs says that God frequently speaks to her personally. That's when he reveals the various reasons that he routinely kills millions of people with earthquakes and tsunamis. Usually, it has to do with the gays. Gay marriage in Mexico City? Kill 50,000 Japanese! So sayeth Cindy.

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Obama: We Still Have Ways Out Of This

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Tweet Of The Day - Gay Patriot

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NEW YORK CITY: Lesbian Sues Queens Sizzler Claiming Anti-Gay Harassment

Lambda Legal is suing a Sizzler restaurant after a lesbian customer reported that she was assaulted by the manager who also used anti-gay slurs.
Lambda Legal charges in the suit that the frightening encounter ensued after the manager accused Liza Friedlander of not paying for the buffet during brunch with friends at the Forest Hills Sizzler last September. The suit, filed in Queens Supreme Court, says the manager shoved Friedlander in the chest and kicked her in the legs while calling her a "fucking dyke" and other epithets. The suit contends the attack set off a frenzy of hateful chants from other patrons, spurring Friedlander's friends to frantically dial 911 out of fear she would be killed. One male diner called Friedlander a "he-she freak" and demanded she leave. Friedlander said it left her shaken. "Just because I don't appear to be the Sizzler manager's idea of what a woman should look like doesn't mean that gives him permission to attack me and allow other customers to join in," Friedlander said.
The restaurant manager denies everything and says Friedlander "freaked out" after being told the brunch buffet period had ended.

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AUSTRALIA: Man Claiming To Be Jesus Christ Gains Devoted Followers

And he brought Mary back with him!

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Christine Quinn Leads NYC Mayoral Poll

With disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner now presumably out of the race, openly lesbian City Council Speaker Christine Quinn leads the latest Marist poll on who will succeed NYC Major Michael Bloomberg. Quinn faces fierce opposition from many of NYC's far-left and progressive contingents, some of whom see her as Bloomberg's obedient lackey. Nightlife and tenants groups also have some problems with Quinn.

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Debt Chart

See the full chart here.

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Bill Nye On Climate Change

And he takes the Fox News host to school along the way.

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Bradlee Dean: I'm Suing Rachel Maddow To Protect America's Children From Gays

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Quote Of The Day - Sally Kern

"To me what is hateful is when those people who say ‘you’re born this way, there’s no hope in change, you’re stuck in this, deal with it,’ that is hate. There’s no hope in that. We’re losing our freedom of conscience. And if the homosexuals get what they want, and as you said it’s not just homosexuality, its immorality or adultery, all of that, but in my opinion the homosexual movement is the tip of the spear. They’re the ones who right now are beating down the door, have their foot in the door, trying to tear down the moral fiber of America. We have to stand up to that. The reason it’s the tip of the spear you don’t see ‘Adulterers Victory Fund’ out there trying to promote adultery. God’s people got to stand up to this." - Oklahoma GOP state Rep. Sally Kern, promoting her new book on AFA Radio.

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Crazy Eyes: Leave Ladybird Alone!

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New York Marriage Poll

The above is a new poll by ABC News/WaPo.
Democrats and Republicans react in opposite ways to the new law, each facing stark internal divisions that may present challenges to building a winning coalition in 2012. Among Democrats, the divide is between the liberal base and those with conservative or moderate stripes. Liberal Democrats view the law positively by an overwhelming 74 to 25 percent margin. A smaller 54 percent majority of moderate and conservative Democrats say the same. Among African Americans, another loyal segment of the Democratic party coalition, more than six in 10 say the law is a negative development, while roughly one in three see it positively. Republicans broadly reject the law by a 2 to 1 margin, but alignment with the tea party movement complicates political calculations concerning the issue. More than seven in 10 Republicans who support the Tea Party movement view the New York law as a negative development.
(Via - Towleroad)

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ISRAEL: 3000 March In Jerusalem Pride

Over the strenuous objections of religious groups, yesterday about 3000 activists marched in Jerusalem's pride parade. The event coincided with the date of the murderous 2009 attack on a Tel Aviv LGBT youth center. The perpetrators of that attack have still not been apprehended.

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Recline / Don't Recline

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TEXAS: Prayer Rally Suit Dismissed

The atheist group suing to stop Texas Gov. Rick Perry's prayer rally have lost their case.
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that sought to stop Gov. Rick Perry from sponsoring a national day of Christian prayer and fasting, ruling Thursday that the group of atheists and agnostics did not have legal standing to sue. U.S. District Judge Gray Miller said the Freedom From Religion Foundation argued against Perry's involvement based merely on feelings of exclusion but did not show sufficient harm to merit the injunction it sought. The governor has done nothing more than invite others who are willing to do so to pray," Miller said. Rich Bolton, who argued for the group, said he is considering an appeal. "I wonder if we had a Muslim governor what would happen if the whole state was called to a Muslim prayer," said Kay Staley, one of five Texas residents named as plaintiffs in the suit. "I think the governor needs to keep his religion out of his official duties."
Perry says that the event's hate group sponsor, the American Family Association, have not yet given him his "marching orders" as to his role during the rally.

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Circumcision Ban Cut From SF Ballot

Saying it is unconstitutional, yesterday a California judge struck a proposed ban on circumcision from the upcoming San Francisco ballot.
The ruling by Superior Court Judge Loretta Giorgi confirmed a tentative decision she issued a day earlier and came after she heard arguments from proponents of the ban, which would have made San Francisco the first U.S. city to hold a public vote on whether to outlaw the circumcision of minors. Michael Kinane, an attorney for the proponents, told Giorgi that circumcision was not usually performed as a medical procedure. He also said the ballot measure included an exception in cases where circumcision was needed for health reasons. "If you bring in your son and say my custom, my religion requires circumcision of this little boy, the state hasn't said anything on the issue, so there is not a matter of pre-emption," Kinane argued.
Already controversial, the proposed ban garnered additional furor last month when its primary backer published a comic book that many found to be anti-Semitic.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

GOP Denounces Dan Savage

Following the release of an It Gets Better video made by (almost) the entire Massachusetts delegation to Congress, Sen. Scott Brown has come under fire for not participating. Today the National Republican Senatorial Committee issued this statement in response:
If, as the old saying goes, you’re known by the company you keep, than the voters of Massachusetts deserve to know who Democrat party operatives are teaming up with to spread outrageous attacks on Scott Brown’s character. It’s truly reached a new level of desperation in their efforts to tear down Scott Brown, but we look forward to hearing whether state and national Democrat leaders agree with Dan Savage’s long history of lewd, violent and anti-Christian rhetoric. Given their press conference call today, one has to presume at this point that they do.
Savage has noted numerous times that so far not one GOP elected official has been brave enough to make an It Gets Better video denouncing the bullying, beatings, and suicides of LGBT children. Not one. Savage: "No GOP elected [official] can back the seemingly radical notion that LGBT kids shouldn't kill themselves, that they should have hope for their futures."

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Commenting Glitch

It appears that our commenting system has been down for an hour or so. My apologies and stand by, please.

UPDATE: Things appear to OK again, for the moment.

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Crazy Eyes Dodges "Ex-Gay" Questions

Again, Bachmann refuses to answer questions about her husband's "ex-gay" torture clinic, which she co-owns.

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Perkins Forces Perry To Take It Back

Hate group leader Tony Perkins has forced Texas Gov. Rick Perry to walk back his previous statement that he was "fine" with same-sex marriage if that's what a state were to decide for itself.

Here's the new quote by Perry which was just posted to the blog of the Family Research Council: "I probably needed to add a few words after that ‘it’s fine with me,’ and that it’s fine with me that a state is using their sovereign rights to decide an issue. Obviously gay marriage is not fine with me. My stance hasn’t changed."

RELATED: Perkins adds that Perry also supports a federal constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. This is just more evidence of how the dominionists are forcing the GOP presidential field to conform to their vision of a Christian theocracy.

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Tim Gunn Rips Hillary's Fashion Sense

In addition to what he says here to Gayle King, last night Gunn appeared on George Lopez to say, "She’s the secretary of state, she’s the former senator from New York, she’s the former first lady. Why must she dress that way? I thinks she’s confused about her gender. All these big baggy menswear tailored pantsuits. George, I’m really serious." That's some really unnecessary assholery on Gunn's part.

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ISRAEL: Hate Group Leads Donkeys Through Jerusalem In Pride Protest

An anti-gay group led donkeys through the streets of Jerusalem today in protest of the gay pride parade also taking place. Because gays are like donkeys somehow.
"Muslims, Christians, Jews, all of them are hurt by the fact that the Holy City of Jerusalem is defiled by abominations like today's march in Jerusalem," said Marzel. "These donkeys do not commit acts that are as bad as what the marchers are doing," Marzel added. "The question is why are they allowed to carry out this provocation," explained Ben Gvir. He noted that whenever nationalists request the courts' permission to march through Arab towns like Umm El Fahm, they are made to jump through hoops because the act is considered "a provocation."
Who can translate the signs for us?

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Boogity Boogity Boogity Amen

This didn't take them long.

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Snake Oil

I consider most dietary supplements to be useless scams. (Including 99% of everything on the shelves at GNC.) Give me hard serious chemistry, not hippie-inspired hooey. Hit the link for a giant version of the above assessment.

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Skeletor: I'm Sick Of Gay People

But I bet she'll still let GOProud cut her another fat check to make "faggot" jokes to their faces.

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Christianists Turn On Rick Perry

Ever since Texas Gov. Rick Perry declared that gay marriage was a matter of states' rights, Christianists from Tony Perkins to Porno Pete have issued condemnations of the likely GOP presidential candidate's position. Today the strongest words yet come from World Net Daily founder Joseph Farah.
I admit it. I've been intrigued with Texas Gov. Rick Perry as a potential GOP presidential candidate. I attended his most recent inauguration in Austin. I've been impressed with what those who know him well say about his character. I liked that he called for a prayer rally in his state with co-sponsorships from the American Family Association, Jim Dobson and Family Research Council's Tony Perkins. I knew he had made mistakes as governor, but the state is prospering while the rest of the nation sinks into an economic morass. I believed he would pose more than a formidable challenge to Barack Obama in 2012. But you can forget all that – and all the nice things I said and wrote about Rick Perry. I'm afraid I've wasted my time and your time. In fact, I was just dead wrong in all of my conclusions about the governor of Texas. I no longer want him to run and no longer believe he is a viable candidate. In fact, I will do all I can to warn the American people away from him. [snip] Evidently I was fooled by Rick Perry. I freely admit it. I feel unclean for the nice things I have said about him to date. Forgive me.
NOTE: While Perkins says Perry is wrong about states' rights, he will still appear at Perry's all-Christian prayer rally.

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Upside Down Map

There's no up or down from outer space.

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Massachusetts Politicians - It Gets Better

Appearances by the entire Congressional delegation except Sen. Scott Brown.

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Slaggie Brays At Sunday's Hate Rally

As Jeremy Hooper keeps saying over at Good As You, NOM has completely given up even pretending to be a secular organization.

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MTV Turns 30

And Boy Culture points us to this magazine spread featuring the original VJs. (Nina Blackwood is almost 70!) I remember sitting on the edge of the sofa with my roommate, anxiously waiting for our cable signal to go from snow to MTV on the first day our local system began carrying it. I also remember how disappointed we were when it was Fleetwood Mac that first appeared on the screen. Embiggen the above image for details on what happened to the first MTV cast.

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Photo Blog: Kids At Hate Rallies

More photos. (Tipped by JMG reader Jeffrey)

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Baltimore Orioles - It Gets Better

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Larry Kramer: I Do Want Gay Marriage

"We are being bought off, once again, with only a minuscule fraction of what we are entitled to as equal human beings under our country’s Bill of Rights. Believe me when I say that I very much want to get married to my partner, but only when that marriage is equal to what heterosexual marriages convey by law, the law of the United States, and not just New York State. And I do not disparage those who choose to marry under the present woefully unequal conditions. I just wish that they, and all gay people everywhere, would realize that they are accepting so little when we are pledged so much more by and in this one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." - Playwright and gadfly Larry Kramer, in an Advocate editorial.

NOTE: Kramer says that the New York Times heavily edited his quote earlier this week and gave the false impression that he opposes same-sex marriage in general.

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Young Professionals - D.I.S.C.O.


(Tipped by JMG reader Eric)

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Open Thread Thursday

A/S/L?

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tony Perkins: Gayness Is Not A Choice

"Journalists' 'fact-checking' services can be just as prone to bias and factual error as the politicians they're checking. PolitiFact analyzed former Gov. Tim Pawlenty's statements on the origins of homosexuality. Meet the Press host David Gregory had asked: 'Is being gay a choice?' Pawlenty began his response by saying, 'Well, the science in that regard is in dispute.' PolitiFact rated that lone sentence as 'false.' But the 'choice' question is meaningless unless you also define what you mean by 'gay.' Same-sex attraction is not a choice, but homosexual conduct and homosexual self-identification are choices." - Family Research Council head Tony Perkins, making what appears to be an about-face in his daily email to his followers.

NOTE: Italics are Perkins', sentence bolding is mine.

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White House: Time Is Running Out

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Apple Ends Christianist Affiliation

Apple has pulled their iTunes store from a Christianist site that funds anti-gay hate groups like the Family Research Council. This move comes after pressure from petition site Change.org convinced other major companies such as the BBC to end their affiliations as well.
Apple has removed their iTunes store from the “Christan Values Network” (CVN.org) after more than 22,000 people signed a petition on Change.org started by Ben Crowther, a student and Apple customer concerned about CVN’s funding of anti-gay, anti-women organizations like Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council. The Apple campaign, which picked up significant momentum after 13,000 AllOut.org members signed another petition on Thursday, follows Microsoft’s decision to leave CVN two weeks ago, prompted by another customer-driven campaign on Change.org. Several other companies have removed their online stores since then, including REI, Macy's, Delta Airlines, BBC America, and Wells Fargo.

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WND's Deal Of The Day

World Net Daily is promoting Scott Lively's completely discredited book, The Pink Swastika, as the site's "deal of the day." Lively's insane book contends that the Nazi Party was founded by and mostly comprised of gay men. You may also recall Lively for hiring a convicted child molester to run his Massachusetts teen outreach center and for his in-person inflaming of murderous anti-gay sentiment in Uganda. And today, the most widely-read Christian "news" site in the world is supporting him. Again.

RELATED: As very few corporations are willing to advertise directly on WND, the site makes most of its revenue by pitching survivalist gear and snake oil health remedies. And from bullshit hate-filled books like Lively's. Glory! Praise His Name!

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Atheists File Challenge to WTC Cross

The American Atheists filed suit in New York court this week, seeking to have a cross removed from the World Trade Center museum. The "cross" was recovered from the tens of thousands of identical metal "crosses" that comprised the destroyed buildings. But because this one happened to land in an upright position, Christianists have seized up this bit of salvage as evidence of "God's enduring love" for all those people he selected for murder by terrorists.
"This cross is now a part of the official WTC memorial. No other religions or philosophies will be honored. It will just be a Christian icon, in the middle of OUR memorial,” Dave Silverman, president of American Atheists, said in a release. Silverman added that the memorial must allow atheists and other belief groups to include their own displays of equal size. For the past several years the cross has been housed at St. Peter's church. On Saturday it was permanently moved to the 9/11 Memorial Museum after a ceremonial blessing at Zuccotti Park. The 9/11 Memorial Museum, which will officially open next year, said its mission is to tell the history of the attacks through artifacts like the cross. "This steel remnant became a symbol of spiritual comfort for the thousands of recovery workers who toiled at ground zero, as well as for people around the world," said 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels. "In the historical exhibition, the cross is part of our commitment to bring back the authentic physical reminders that tell the story of 9/11 in a way nothing else can.”

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Convicted Felon Hates Gay Marriage

"Although the media elite don’t want you to know it, according to a recent Alliance Defense Fund poll, the majority of Americans want to reserve marriage to one man and one woman. To give up the fight for marriage now after a few setbacks is crazy. The debate about marriage in America is not over. Now more than ever, Christians need to be equipped to defend marriage and to live out the truth about marriage, sex, and family in our own lives. This is no time for defeatism or retreat, but for action." - Convicted Watergate felon Chuck Colson, the co-author of the Manhattan Declaration, which calls on Christians to disobey any law granting civil rights to gay Americans.

NOTE: The poll that the "media elite" is keeping from you was funded by a right-wing anti-gay hate group AND conducted by a right-wing anti-gay hate group. Therefore, it's meaningless invented drivel.

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Frothy Mix: I Will Repeal NY Marriage


(Via - Think Progress)

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Italy Rejects LGBT Rights

The lower chamber of Italy's parliament yesterday voted against a bill that would have extended discrimination protections to LGBT people.
The Chamber of Deputies voted yesterday 293 votes to 250 not to approve the legislation. Gay rights campaigners have called on the European Union to step in. Italy already bans discrimination on the grounds of race, religion, ethnicity and nationality but campaigners say rising numbers of homophobic and transphobic attacks means LGBT people need more protection. Paolo Patane, head of gay rights association Arcigay, told AFP: “This parliament has betrayed justice and civility and has decided to support the violent.” He added that the EU should “help us face this extremely dangerous rise in homophobia, xenophobia and racism that the Italian parliament has decided to legitimise.”

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Pat Condell On Norway Attack

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Gary Cass On Norway

"There are opportunists out there who will try to use this to besmirch Christians because this person in some very strange fashion claims to be a Christian. All the while, he denies being religious. So obviously, we're dealing with someone who's utterly confused about religion. Yet I'm afraid it's going to become the hammer with which the left and the Muslims are going to try to bludgeon us." - Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission, continuing the Christianist meme that they are the true victims of the Norway killer.

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Michele Bachmann's Lovers Speak Out

Satire, people.

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Barber: Liberalism Is Hatred Of God

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NOM DEMANDS: Let The People (Bused In From Out Of State) Vote On Marriage!

Once again, a huge percentage of the attendees of NOM's hate rally appear to have been bused in from outside New York City. "Let the people vote!" (But they don't LIVE here!) "We SAID, let the people vote!"

(Via - Good As You)

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Windows Vs Mac

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Sen. Ruben Douchebag Speaks At Manhattan Hate Rally Against Marriage

Note how the first person Diaz thanks is the president of Radio Vision Cristiana, the Paterson, New Jersey based Dominican station that bused in most of the protesters from out of state. "Let the people (of New Jersey) vote on New York marriage!"

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Welcome To Comic-Con

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Kitty Clementine - Alone

Interesting voice, bullying message.

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Burning Man Sells Out

For the first time in the long-running event's history, tickets to this year's Burning Man have sold out.
Shortly after tickets started selling at the fastest pace ever on Jan. 20, officials with Black Rock City LLC, the SF-based company that staged Burning Man in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, privately warned that they may sell out this year. The event, which last year peaked at almost 52,000 attendees, is limited by its permits with the US Bureau of Land Management and BRC's own desire to control its ever-growing size. A couple months ago, the company announced that tickets would not be available at the gate (which had happened only once before, in 2008) and urged burners to get their tickets because it could sell out. Then, over the weekend, that's what happened. "This is new territory," BRC board member Marian Goodell told the Guardian, noting that its BLM permit (which is up for renegotiation after this year's event) calls for capping the population at last year's level. "If we didn't have the BLM permit restrictions, we could manage an increased population."
This year is the 25th anniversary of Burning Man. When I was younger, I used to think about going every year. Now, I can't imagine enduring the discomfort.

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Glenn Beck: Norway's Terrorism Victims Were Like Hitler Youth

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NORWAY: Lesbian Couple Saved Dozens Of Campers During Terrorist Attack

JMG reader Homer sends us this story I missed earlier in the week:
Hege Dalen and her partner Toril Hansen were eating supper in the camping area opposite Utoya [sic.] island when they started hearing gunshots and screaming. Dalen and Hansen drove their boat to the island, and fished out of the water people who were in shock and young people who were injured and transported them ashore. Every now and then bullets almost hit the boat. Since they couldn’t fit everyone into the boat all at once, they returned to the island four times. They might have saved as much as forty people from the clutches of the killer.

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Dan Savage: A New Threat For Frothy Mix


(Via - Towleroad)

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Freep This AFA Poll

Somebody at the AFA screwed up and posted a poll with more than one actual response.

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Bachmann-Affiliated Preacher/Radio Host Sues Rachel Maddow & MSNBC

Right wing radio host and preacher Bradlee Dean has filed suit against Rachel Maddow and MSNBC for a report claiming that Dean had called for the execution of homosexuals. According to the suit, Dean did not and does not endorse executing gay people. Dean and his band have performed at fundraisers for Rep. Michele Bachmann and she has praised his ministry. From a press release issued by the conservative group, Freedom Watch:
Tomorrow, You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International, Inc., a foundation dedicated to restoring morality and values in the nation's youth, will sue MSNBC, Rachel Maddow and others who defamed its founder, Bradlee Dean. A press conference will be held to announce the suit at the above location at 11 am on July 27. Bradlee Dean and his attorney will speak at the press conference. Bradlee Dean, a renowned hard metal rocker who came to Christ after suffering a hard life as a young boy, has dedicated his life to this mission, a mission that has been under attack by liberal media since its inception. In the course of his ministry, Dean once made a statement on radio criticizing his fellow Christians for not taking a stronger stand about the gay rights lobby promoting homosexuality in the schools. He made a strong reference to Muslims taking the issue more seriously in the context of Shariah law, but did not condone their practices. It was Bradlee's intent to focus attention on the issue, not to advocate harm to anyone.
Here's the Bradlee Dean quote in question:
"Muslims are calling for the executions of homosexuals in America. This just shows you they themselves are upholding the laws that are even in the Bible of the Judeo-Christian God, but they seem to be more moral than even the American Christians do, because these people are livid about enforcing their laws. They know homosexuality is an abomination."
Below are audio clips of the full quotes in context. In the second clip, Dean calls for the imprisonment of gay people and praises a then-pending Rwanda law that would imprison gay people for life.

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Rod & Ricky Say "I Do"

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Gays Are The Children Of Satan

"In the case of being gay, or even worse, being born gay, that lie is directly opposite of God's word. Unlike the lie that alcoholism is a disease, this lie of Satan may endure until the second coming because it is part of what precipitates the final judgment over a lawless and reprobate world. In the absence of the magic alcoholic's gene that no one ever found, and the need to curb spending alcoholics were bounced off social security disability benefits all at once years ago. Gays are not drawing benefits for being gay but are yet clamoring for same sex civil unions and gay marriage benefits for their so called spouses. The most damning aspect of Satan's lies about being born gay is that it reveals who the source of the lie is, and at the same time identifies the believers of the lies, as his very own children." - Michael Bresciani of the hate group Renew America.

NOTE: According to Bresciani, gay marriage in New York will hasten the arrival of the anti-Christ! Hurray! Welcome Masssssterrr....

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It Gets Better - Rutina Wesley

More IGB clips from True Blood cast members are here.

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CALIFORNIA: Haters To Begin Petition Drive To Overturn Gay History Bill

Anti-gay forces in California have been granted permission to begin gathering the petition signatures to place a repeal of the LGBT history bill on the June 2012 ballot. Via Karen Ocamb:
SB 48 is a natural extension of Harvey Milk Day, requiring public schools to stop discriminating against LGBT people by rendering the LGBT minority invisible in public education. The bill requires schools to start teaching about LGBT history and contributions starting Jan. 1, 2012. Inclusion in California textbooks has been deferred until 2015 because of the economy. If CRI’s “coalition” gathers 504,000 valid signatures by mid-October and does qualify – the initiative would be placed on the June 2012 ballot. That’s the date for the Primary in California and CRI’s Republican base accounts for 30% of registered voters in California. Theoretically, that means the initiative would have to pass with heavy support from Independents and Democrats.

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Another Dem House Rep Bites The Dust

Wu is the third House rep to resign over sexual scandal in the last six months. It's been a tough year to be a horny Congressman.

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The Definition Of "Christian"

"As this is a cultural war, our definition of being a Christian does not necessarily constitute that you are required to have a personal relationship with God or Jesus. Being a Christian can mean many things; That you believe in and want to protect Europe's Christian cultural heritage. The European cultural heritage, our norms (moral codes and social structures included), our traditions and our modern political systems are based on Christianity – Protestantism, Catholicism, Orthodox Christianity and the legacy of the European enlightenment (reason is the primary source and legitimacy for authority). It is not required that you have a personal relationship with God or Jesus in order to fight for our Christian cultural heritage and the European way." - Norwegian terrorist Andrew Breivik, in an excerpt from his manifesto now being cited by the American right as "proof" that Breivik is not a "real Christian."

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Who Caused The Deficit?

Not that anyone here doubted it.

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World's Thinnest House

Supposedly liveable at a yard-wide at its narrowest point. (Source)

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Crazy Eyes: Being Gay Means Being Enslaved To Homosexuality

Yeah, I don't know what that means either.

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$10K Reward For Proof That Ladybird Bachmann Has Had Sex With A Man

The website Pure Film Creative is offering a fat reward to any man who can provide "verifiable proof" of having had sex with Marcus Bachmann.
PFC will award $10,000.00 (ten thousand US dollars and zero cents) to any man who has solid, verifiable proof that he has had sex with Marcus Bachmann. We’ll consider another arrangement if you were just propositioned.
The above-linked article is actually quite amusing. Anyway, stand by the cries of "witch hunt!" from the wingnuts.

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

New York marriage, hate groups, DOMA, and Al Franken.

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ILLINOIS: Mega-Church Dumps "Ex-Gays" At Exodus International

The Illinois-based mega-church Willow Creek says it is cutting its ties with Exodus International, the infamous group of "ex-gay" liars who promote reparative therapy.
Susan DeLay, director of media relations at the mega-church, says Willow Creek ending its relationship with Exodus does not mean it is any less welcoming to people with same-sex attraction, as "Willow Creek has a whole host of ministries for people dealing with these issues. All we've changed," she continues, "is how we've gone about inviting them into the church, which is the primary issue here." Jeff Buchanan, executive vice president of Exodus International, says his group is disappointed with Willow Creek's decision. "To date, we're still not very clear on the reason why. Our church association is meant to be a referral network of churches that are willing to receive those who are dealing with unwanted same-sex attractions and they're looking for ministry and for help, and that's the sole purpose of their association with us," Buchanan explains. "So, we are still left with questions and a little bit perplexed as to why they have chosen to pull out."

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David Mamet Attacks Liberal Jews

The Jews "have a lot to answer for" for the state of the world. Pat Robertson: They're liberal because of their self-hatred.

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Quote Of The Day - Mat Staver

"Numerous constitutional and legal violations were committed using strong-arm tactics to pass the Act, thus infringing the rights of the citizens of New York. For example, the Governor pressured Republican Senators to vote for the Act at a private meeting at the Governor’s mansion and with the millions of dollars he had raised from Wall Street financiers. When government operates in secret and freezes out the very people it is supposed to represent, the entire system fails. The back-room tactics were rampant in the passages of this law. The law should be set aside and the process should begin again to allow the people a voice in the process." - Mat Staver of Dead Jerry Falwell's Liberty Counsel, explaining his lawsuit to overturn New York marriage.

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90's Pop Done A Capella


(Source)

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BROADWAY: Gay Wedding Takes Place Onstage After Hair Performance

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From NOM's Hate Rally In NYC

Yeah, so much for NOM's plea that their protestors not carry anti-gay signs.

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Slaggie Gilamonster: The Fight To Repeal NY Marriage Will Be A "Bloody Mess"

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Michael Brown: American Christianists Will Suffer Because Of The Norway Killer

"The murderous acts of Anders Breivik in Norway will be seen as proof that conservative Christians in America might just turn violent too, as if the demented actions of an anti Muslim, anti multiculturalist Norwegian have anything to do with the spiritual, moral, and cultural aspirations of American Christ-followers who espouse the non-violent teachings and example of the Master himself.

"Sadly, the atmosphere in our country has become so toxic that venerable ministries like Focus on the Family and the American Family Association have been branded as 'hate groups' by the Southern Poverty Law Center, while People for the American Way sends out regular warnings about evangelical Christian leaders on its RightWingWatch website. And this will surely intensify in the days to come in the wake of the tragedy in Norway." - Anti-gay activist and author Michael Brown, lamenting that American Christianists will suffer in the wake of the terrorism in Norway.

NOTE: At least Brown isn't denying the killer's Christianity.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Exposing Andrew Breitbart

A new clip by famed voice-over artist D.C. Douglas.

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From Disney's Wedding Blog

On Disney's wedding blog today, a lovely recounting of a same-sex romance. Aaand here come calls for a boycott!

(Tipped by JMG reader Eric)

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Rabbis Protest Marriage At Gracie Mansion

More video at Good As You.

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NEW YORK: Hate Group Files Suit To Overturn Same-Sex Marriage

Led by Rev. Jason McQuire, today the New Yorkers For Constitutional Freedoms filed suit to overturn same-sex marriage.
McGuire claims that the state Senate, in adopting the legislation, violated the state’s Open Meetings Law by closing off the Senate galleries and lobby; and by holding closed door meetings with Mayor Bloomberg and others who backed the law.The group also claims, among other things, that Gov. Cuomo and the Senate ignored the constitutionally mandated three-day waiting period before a bill can be acted upon and that lawmakers approved the legislation in exchange for campaign contributions from Bloomberg and other high profile "Wall Street financiers."

"It is unfortunate that state senators chose to protect their personal interests, rather than the people they were elected to represent. Some of the players may have changed, but it looks like same old Albany game. It is time the curtain be pulled back and the disinfecting light of good government shine upon the Cuomo Administration and our State Legislature," McGuire said in a press release.
A spokesman for Gov. Cuomo's office denounced the suit as "without merit."

UPDATE: The above-linked story fails to note that the lawsuit was actually filed by Dead Jerry Falwell's Liberty Counsel. On behalf of the haters above.

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Improv Everywhere - MP3 Experiment

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Just Married

Buzzfeed has a fantastic collection of gay couples photographed moments after being married yesterday.

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Average Home Sizes

In square meters. (Source)

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What To Be Thankful For

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Sen. Ruben Douchebag: I Am Going To Have All Of NY's Gay Marriages Annulled

Yesterday Sen. Ruben Diaz promised to launch a lawsuit to annul all of New York's same-sex marriages
Thousands of protesters rallied in several cities around the state, a signal that the long fight for recognition may not be over just yet. State Sen. Ruben Diaz, a minister who was the sole Democrat to vote against gay marriage when the Legislature approved it, told a crowd near the United Nations that he and other opponents would try to get Sunday’s marriages annulled, saying judges broke the law by waiving the 24-hour waiting period without a good reason. “We’re going to show them next week that everything they did today was illegal,” he said, speaking in Spanish.

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Today In Quisling Word Salad

"The attacks on Michele Bachmann and her family by the gay left have absolutely nothing to do with gay rights. In fact, these attacks have little to do with Congresswoman Bachmann or what her or her husband believes. The truth is that they are nothing more than part and parcel of an orchestrated effort by the left to destroy the Tea Party. For two years now, the left, along with their enablers in the main stream media, have attempted to smear the Tea Party as racist, sexist, xenophobic and homophobic. These attacks on Congresswoman Bachmann are just the latest front in the left’s unending war against the Tea Party." - GOProud's head kapo Chris Barron, writing on his personal blog.

Everybody got that? We're not really attacking the Bachmanns for their stated positions that "gays are part of Satan" and "barbarians" who need to be criminalized, imprisoned, and exported. No, we're really going after the Tea Party, who has been UNFAIRLY branded as homophobic.

VERY FUCKING RELATED: From the spokesman for the unfairly "smeared as homophobic" Tea Party Nation.
I find all this activity to legalize “gay marriage” and to introduce a gay agenda into the curriculums in the nation’s schools a distinct threat to the fabric of a society based on the undisputed normality of heterosexuality. I am pretty sure the “straight” citizens of Boston and elsewhere find it offensive to host a gay parade. I believe the greater society has a right to protect itself, its children and its military forces against these legislative intrusions, mandates and coercions to force acceptance upon it. If it continues, it will become one more factor in the destruction of America, a signal that its moral foundations continue to be eroded.

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CNN On Minnesota Bullying Battle

This clip is long. Watch it anyway.

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The Lonely Hater

Father Tony found this one lone protester in the haters' pen outside Manhattan's marriage office yesterday. According to Tony, another man showed up later with a sign proclaiming that "Homo Sexuality Is A Biblican Sin." It's Biblican, people!

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HomoQuotable - Larry Kramer

"These marriages, in whichever state, are what I call feel-good marriages. Compared to the benefits heterosexual marriages convey, gay marriages are an embarrassment — that we should accept so little, and with so much hoopla of excitement and self-congratulation." - Playwright and professional nudge Larry Kramer, commenting on New York marriage.

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At NOM's Hate Rally

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From NOM's Hate Rally Yesterday

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Palin Documentary Bombs

The cinematic love letter to Sarah Palin, The Undefeated, is on its way to being the biggest box office bomb of the year.
With its Sarah Palin documentary "The Undefeated" increasing its playdates by 40 percent this weekend, only to watch box office revenue decline by more than 63 percent, distributor Arc Entertainment announced Sunday that the film will soon be available on pay per view. The movie played in 14 Tea Party-friendly locations this weekend -- up from the 10 in which it opened last week -- but grossed just $24,000. Starting September 1, subscribers to DirecTV, Dish Network and Time Warner can see the true Horatio Alger story of an Alaska woman's rise from self-described "hockey mom" to gubernatorial dropout to conservative cable news bastion talking head, all in the comfort of their own home.

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Bloomberg Officiates Gay Wedding

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Quote Of The Day - Pamela Geller

"There is only a single and insignificant reference to me in Breivik's manifesto. The 55 references to Spencer are mostly quotes from Muslim scriptures. But Breivik cites LGF numerous times, in a very different way. He includes a long diatribe against Charles Johnson, whom he clearly admired until he felt betrayed enough to snap. The killer speaks about Charles Johnson obsessively and wrings his hands about Johnson's turn to the left. Could this perhaps have been the provocation? Could this have been what caused him to snap?" - Ranting xenophobe and Atlas Shrugs blogger Pamela Geller, deflecting the news that Norway's terrorist was a fan of her site.

NOTE: Geller is referring to Little Green Footballs blogger Charles Johnson, who famously abandoned right wing ideology two years ago.

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