Anti-Gay Group Posts Their DOMA & Prop 8 Reactions Before SCOTUS Has Ruled

By: Monday June 24, 2013 10:40 pm

The nation remains in suspense as another Monday has passed without the release of opinions by the U.S. Supreme Court on the DOMA and Proposition 8 cases.  The anti-gay group Family Policy Institute of Washington is done with waiting, apparently, because it has already posted three responses to the unreleased opinions. FPIW was one of [...]

Celebrating Six Months of Love in Washington State

By: Thursday June 6, 2013 2:19 pm

Same-sex couples began joyfully marrying in Washington state six months ago this week. The couples, some having waited decades for the opportunity, many with children and extended families in tow, celebrated their love as a welcoming community cheered them on. Re-live the moment through some of the thousands of #MEDayWA tweets marking the occasion, and [...]

Family Policy Institute of Washington Misrepresents Facts in a Child Rape Case

By: Sunday May 26, 2013 10:57 am

Family Policy Institute of Washington is so eager to get a parental notification law passed in Washington state that its executive director, Joseph Backholm, is apparently willing to misrepresent court-documented facts. Parental notification laws require that minors notify and/or get consent from one or both parents before getting an abortion.  Washington is one of only [...]

Washington Voters Decisively Rejected The “License To Discriminate” Against Gays In 2006

By: Saturday April 27, 2013 4:38 pm

A bill (SB 5927) filed late last week by Washington state Sen. Sharon Brown (R-Kennewick) and nearly half of the state legislature’s Republican caucus seeks to roll back part of the state’s anti-discrimination law to allow businesses to deny services to customers “if providing those goods or services would be contrary to the individual’s or [...]

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 [...]

Roman Catholic Hierarchy Tacitly Admits That They’re Losing The Marriage Debate

By: Monday March 25, 2013 2:33 pm

Controversy has arisen over whether Pope Francis advocated for a civil unions law in Argentina in 2010 while he served as Archbishop of Buenos Aires.  The New York Times and CNN quote sources saying that he did, while a source quoted by Catholic News Agency refutes those claims. If then-Archbishop Bergoglio didn’t advocate for civil [...]

NOM’s Preserve Marriage Washington Under Investigation For Campaign Disclosure Law Infractions

By: Tuesday March 12, 2013 2:06 pm

The Washington state Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has decided to investigate allegations made last summer that Preserve Marriage Washington violated state law “by failing to disclose contributions received or expenditures made in connection with staff services,” a letter from the PDC says. Preserve Marriage Washington was the National Organization for Marriage affiliate that attempted to [...]

Marriage Not A Lost Cause in Washington State, Even With Gays Now Included

By: Monday February 25, 2013 12:53 pm

Several weeks ago, the anti-gay organization Family Policy Institute of Washington got firmly behind the ”Family Second Chances” bill (SB 5614) introduced into the Washington state legislature.  The bill is intended to reduce divorce rates by extending the mandatory waiting period from 90 days to one year, and would require those seeking a divorce to read [...]

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 [...]

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