Anti-Gay Christianity Sure Looks Like Anti-Gay Islam

By: Friday October 5, 2012 10:52 am

“Youths are easily influenced by websites and blogs relating to LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] groups. This can also spread among their friends. We are worried that this happens during schooling time.” Who said that, Archbishop Sartain? Tony Perkins? Scott Lively? Brian Brown? Rick Santorum? No, those words were spoken by the Malaysian deputy [...]

Cultivating the deranged vote: a look at a survey question from Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom coalition

By: Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:34 am

Millions of dollars being funneled into the work of former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed’s fundie get-out-the-vote operation through his Faith and Freedom Coalition.

An uncomfortable truth: the unknown factor of the right-wing evangelical turnout in November

By: Tuesday September 25, 2012 12:46 pm

There’s a piece by Adele Stan over at Alternet, “Christian Right Honcho Ralph Reed to the Rescue? How Clueless Romney Could Still Win,” that is a sobering look at the power of the evangelical vote and its potential impact on the November election. Former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed’s get-out-the-vote operation through his Faith and Freedom Coalition, [...]

Marriage Discrimination Initiative Backer to Gays: “You shall not sacrifice your pig on our altar!”

By: Monday June 4, 2012 2:48 pm

National Organization for Marriage’s Preserve Marriage Washington and Washington’s Catholic hierarchy, sponsors of Referendum 74, are trying to distract the public from the narrow religious-right worldview that drives their anti-civil marriage equality efforts with talk of families and tradition. They avoiding speaking plainly about their religious belief that gays are an abomination worthy of death, [...]

Preserve Marriage Washington Leaves no Doubt That Narrow Religious Views Drive Their Campaign, Not Sound Public Policy

By: Wednesday May 2, 2012 2:43 pm

Washington voters may not be aware, but to Preserve Marriage Washington they are a “mission field” being given a last chance “to repent, to turn this back to a God-honoring state” by putting Referendum 74 on the ballot. In fact Washington isn’t just any mission field, but “the darkest mission field, the most black place [...]

Calling a Rose Dirt: A Peek Into the Mind of the LGBT Opposition

By: Tuesday March 20, 2012 10:22 am

I’d never heard of Watchwoman on the Wall until a keyword search turned up her blog. Check out this fascinating example of hyper-religiosity and homophobia potentiating each other in a negative feedback loop. She wrote this under the unassuming news-ish title “Washington Referendum Moves Forward to Preserve Traditional Marriage”. I’ve added paragraph breaks and removed [...]

Tony Perkins at First Baptist-Charlotte – Faith & Freedom, a straights-only exclusive country club

By: Wednesday March 7, 2012 11:40 am

This post is an in-depth review of the March 4, 2012, worship service at First Baptist Church of Charlotte — its pastor, Mark Harris, the president of the North Carolina Baptist Convention — and its guest sermon by Family Research Council President Tony Perkins (reported by The Charlotte Observer here). Quotes from Harris and Perkins, [...]

Pastor Ken Hutcherson: “The only way to make your enemy a friend is to defeat them or kill them”

By: Tuesday January 24, 2012 9:33 pm

Well, this does help explain how Pastor Ken Hutcherson could even contemplate the violent imagery necessary to liken Gov. Gregoire to President Lincoln’s Assassin. According to his new website, Ken Hutcherson’s got blood lust. A strange way to worship the Prince of Peace. Ken Hutcherson Welcome to the Hutchpost! How would you like to be [...]

Civil Rights, Bathrooms, And The “Bathroom Bill” Meme

By: Saturday January 21, 2012 1:57 am

Civil rights movements — ones formed to address the oppression of minority populations — have often had significant pushback by societal oppressors that have included bathroom and/or significant shower components. Jim Crow states passed statutes severely regulating social interactions between the races. Jim Crow signs were placed above water fountains, door entrances and exits, and [...]

Rick Perry: Strong on Bigotry

By: Wednesday December 7, 2011 11:53 am

…weak on the meaning of Christianity. In the t.v. ad above, which Perry released in Iowa today, he says: “I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Christian, but you don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military [...]

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