Pastor Gary Randall Seems To Be Warning Donors Away From Family Policy Institute of Washington

By: Thursday April 18, 2013 4:43 pm

It isn’t every day that one leading anti-gay activist accuses another of misusing cash donations.  Pastor Gary Randall, president of Faith and Freedom Network, appears to be accusing Family Policy Institute of Washington and/or its executive director Joseph Backholm of mishandling funds. It all started with a florist who allegedly broke the law: On April [...]

Anti-Gay Pastor Launches Radio Show to Address “Idiocy” Of Fellow Radical-Right Christians

By: Sunday February 17, 2013 1:01 pm

Anti-gay campaigner and former televangelist Gary Randall is coming out of retirement to host a daily radio show which he hopes will help unite the warring factions within Washington state’s radical-right Christian wing. There has been much strife and conflict within the Christian community with various agendas at play on the most important and defining [...]

Radical-Right Anti-Gay Pastor Admits That The Sky Hasn’t Fallen With Passage Of Marriage Law

By: Monday January 28, 2013 11:20 am

Pastor Gary Randall, the retired Oregon televangelist who has long advocated against civil equality for LGBT Washingtonians, today admits that life goes on despite Washington state voters having approved the freedom to marry law last November: People of faith and conservatives are starting to recover from substantial losses in this past election. We experienced the [...]

Preserve Marriage Washington Gives Churches Illegal Fundraising Instructions

By: Wednesday September 5, 2012 4:25 pm

Preserve Marriage Washington, the campaign opposing Washington state’s freedom to marry law, has attracted the attention of the state’s Public Disclosure Commission because its fundraising instructions to churches are “not in compliance with state law”, according to the Seattle Times: The fact that churches can call for or allow special collections on behalf of a [...]

Local Anti-Gays Losing Relevance as NOM Grabs Control of Washington’s Anti-Gay Ballot Measures

By: Tuesday May 8, 2012 2:32 pm

Gary Randall is being sidelined by Washington, D.C.-based National Organization for Marriage, and is trying to look relevant. Why else would he, the president of Faith and Freedom Network, offer this information to the public unless he’s worried that he won’t get credit for his role in the effort to force two anti-gay marriage measures [...]

Anti-marriage equality groups already out of compliance with financial reporting laws in Washington State

By: Tuesday April 3, 2012 9:02 pm

The Oregon-based Faith and Freedom group of organizations — Faith and Freedom Network, Faith and Freedom Foundation, and Faith and Freedom PAC — has been playing a visible role in the campaign led by National Organization for Marriage’s local arm, Preserve Marriage Washington, attempting to overturn Washington’s civil marriage equality law. Earlier this year, Faith [...]

Gary Randall’s Obsession with Homosexuals

By: Sunday April 1, 2012 4:51 pm

Gary Randall is a retired Oregon televangelist who writes incessantly about “homosexuals” and the “perversion” of homosexuality on his blog. His apparent goal in doing so is to undermine the actualization of civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Washingtonians. In this he isn’t much different from others on the radical-right. What sets him [...]

Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain Drops the Pretense, Calls for Special Rights for Heterosexuals

By: Thursday March 8, 2012 12:21 pm

Opponents of lifting bans on access to civil marriage licenses for same-sex couples frequently claim that lifting those bans somehow amounts to “special rights” for same-sex couples. For example, Gary Randall, a retired televangelist from Oregon with a long history of opposing civil rights for Washington’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents, makes frequent [...]

Anti-Gay Referendum Sponsor Gary Randall Doesn’t Believe Marriage Law Should be Subject to Popular Whim

By: Friday February 24, 2012 1:13 pm

I put this in the “can they hear themselves?” category, because I find it hard to believe that Gary Randall endorses the fundamental principle of American liberty that the rights of the minority should never be subject to the whims of the majority. In a blog post today Randall, a sponsor of the referendum effort [...]

NOM’s Figurehead Joseph Backholm Muzzles Other Washington Locals

By: Thursday February 16, 2012 3:30 pm

As if to confirm my recent observations, Gary Randall reports that Washington, D.C.-based National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has selected Joseph Backholm of Family Policy Institute of Washington to run their remote-control operation in Washington, and has muzzled other local leaders in the anti-gay industry. Taking issue with Joseph Backholm’s power-grabbing solo filing of Referendum [...]

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