Monthly Archives: August 2009

Mike Rogers: South Carolina’s Anti-Gay Lt. Governor Andre Bauer Is A Closet Case

Noted outer of hypocrites Mike Rogers today named South Carolina’s anti-gay Lt. Governor Andre Bauer as a closeted homosexual. Mike Rogers: I’m a reporter. I meet with people and I talk to them. Then based on a review of all of the facts, I report closet cases that hurt the gay community. You may not like my style, but I ...

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NOM Investigated By Iowa Ethics Board

HRC Backstory reports that in addition to being investigated for for violating campaign finance laws in Maine, now the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board is looking into NOM’s shenanigans too. Turns out NOM has failed to register as a PAC and disclose contributors. NOM even boasts in their fundraising letters that they offer donors anonymity. Said the Iowa board ...

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Carrie Prejean Sues Pageant Officials For Religious Discrimination

Dethroned homophobe Carrie Prejean has filed suit against her former handlers at the Miss California USA pageant, alleging religious discrimination, libel, and everything else she could think of. Carrie Prejean’s attorney, Charles S. LiMandri announced today that the former Miss California USA is filing a complaint in the Superior Court of California against Miss California USA officials Keith Lewis and ...

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Mary Cheney Donates To Anti-Gay Ohio U.S. Senate Candidate

The openly lesbian spawn of Dick, Mary Cheney has contributed $1000 to the campaign of former U.S. Rep. Rob Portman (R-OH), who is running to replace the retiring Sen. George Voinovich. As a Congressman, Portman voted against same-sex marriage and against allowing gay adoption in DC. Critics consider this donation to be curious as Cheney has spoken out in favor ...

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80’s Flashback

Diana Ross, Live In Central Park, 1983. Once of the most famous moments in Diana Ross’ career came when a sudden thunderstorm interrupted her free Central Park concert just as it was beginning. Ross shrugged off the downpour and continued singing, despite the request of promoters that she wait. As the storm intensified and the estimated crowd of 800,000 (perhaps ...

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76 Monkeys With Trombones Led The Big Parade, With 110 Wingnuts Close At Hand

The marching band of Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia, Missouri has had to send back their t-shirts because some parents were outraged that the shirt shows a monkey evolving into a human with a brass instrument. The logo on the shirt says “Brass Evolutions.” “I was disappointed with the image on the shirt,” said Sherry Melby, a band parent who ...

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Cell Phones and Brain Tumors

The long running controversy over whether cell phones cause brain tumors has been ratcheted up by a group of scientists who point to significant flaws in a recent study funded by…hello…cell phone providers. This report, sent to government leaders and media today, details eleven design flaws of the 13-country, Telecom-funded Interphone study. The Interphone study, begun in 1999, was intended ...

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The “Marriage Minutemen” Of New Jersey

As New Jersey moves ever closer to becoming the next state to legalize same-sex marriage, Christianists there have organized into a group they are calling the “Marriage Minutemen.” Two years ago, Jason Scalzi volunteered to serve a tour with the Air National Guard in Iraq. Now back home, the 35-year-old has signed up for what he says is a moral ...

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Obama Wants Your Foreskin!

After last week’s news that the CDC is considering recommending circumcision to protect newborn boys from one day contracting HIV, the right-wing hysteria machine kicked into high gear. Rush Limbaugh claims that Obama wants to mandate circumcision. Hot Air blogger Ed Morrisey joins the nonsense: Why should the CDC push circumcision at all? The government has no business being in ...

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China: Gays Clash With Cops In Park

Last week over over 100 gay men in the Chinese city of Guangzhou protested attempts by police to push them out of a city park where they gather to socialize. The protest was held Tuesday night in People’s Park, not far from the Guangzhou municipal government building, said Ah Qiang, a volunteer of a Guangzhou-based gay organization. “The park is ...

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UK: Lesbian Couples Get Equal Birth Rights

In the UK, lesbian couples can now have each of their names put on the birth certificates of children conceived via artificial insemination. The law change applies to female couples in England and Wales who were having fertility treatment on or after 6 April 2009. However critics say the change would be detrimental to family values. Previously, the mother’s female ...

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Circular Logic

(Via – Almighty God)

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Wildfires Rage In LA County

Gov. Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles County as wildfires have consumed more than 20,000 acres. Some residents near the affected areas may soon lose contact with the outside world. Beyond the thousands of residential homes threatened, the fires could damage a vital television, radio and communications center and observatory on Mount Wilson. Twenty-two television stations ...

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NY Fails Marriage Recognition Test

Two New York women with a still-legal California marriage are expecting twins. They’d like everybody in their family to have the same last name, so they visited a New York City marriage bureau to request a name-change form. Marriage Equality New York followed them with a camera as the women learned that it’s not as easy as they’d hoped. New ...

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Bankruptcy For Massive Media Company

Freedom Communications, a sprawling media company comprising eight TV stations and more than 75 newspapers, including 30 dailies, is expected to declare bankruptcy this week. Freedom’s most well-known property is the Pulitzer-winning Orange County Register. The company will continue to operate as it reorganizes under bankruptcy protection. It’s just nonstop bad news for print anymore.

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WND: Pastor Arrested For Anti-Gay Signs

According to WorldNetDaily, well-known anti-gay nutball Pastor Billy Ball and a supporter (pictured) were arrested several times on the same day last week for holding anti-gay signs on a Manchester, Georgia street corner. Chris Pettigrew and Pastor Billy Ball of Faith Baptist Church in Primrose, Ga., were arrested multiple times Aug 24 after they held signs on a public street ...

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Jon Voight: Obama Thinks He’s God

Angelina Jolie’s Oscar-winning daddy thinks that Barack Obama is taking away “God’s first gift to man, our free will. And no man, no matter what his title, even if he’s the president of the United States, has the consent of God to say he’s God.” Uh, what?

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Vermont: Marriages Begin Tomorrow

The first same-sex marriages in Vermont begin tomorrow. Vermont’s gay marriage law is set to go into effect on Tuesday, September 1st. Supporters of same-sex marriage already are gearing up for what promises to be an emotional week. Preparations were under way for a celebration on Sunday, two days before gay marriage becomes legal in Vermont. Willie Docto heads the ...

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Morning View – Red Hook Trolley

Derelict remnants of Red Hook’s street rail system are parked behind the Fairway Market on Brooklyn’s waterfront. Mayor Bloomberg recently indicated his support for bringing back light rail service to waterfront neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens, starting with Red Hook. A $300K feasibility study by the DOT will begin by the end of the year.

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This Week In Holy Crimes

Over the last seven days… New York: Pastor Victor Figueroa sued for $30M for sexually assaulting congregant.Alabama: Pastor John Picard convicted of 42 counts of sexual battery of six women.Ontario: Father Bernard Prince defrocked by the Vatican for his conviction for molesting 13 boys.Virginia: Pastor Gregory Biehl pleads guilty to possession of kiddie porn. Biehl was formerly convicted of climbing ...

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