Tag Archives: bigotry

Christie: Keep Fighting Gay Marriage

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie yesterday declared that while same-sex marriage is a done deal is his home state, that’s no reason to stop fighting the issue elsewhere. Speaking to reporters at the National Governors Association, Christie said it is not time for Republicans to drop the issue, which is entrenched in the party’s platform but contributes to the party’s ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: Wedding Venue Refuses To Host Same-Sex Ceremonies

A wedding venue near Scranton is refusing to host same-sex ceremonies. When Pennsylvania’s gay marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional by a federal court, Desiree Mark of Greenfield Twp. abandoned her plans to be married in New York or Connecticut and happily focused on planning a wedding in her home state. When the 29-year-old sent queries to Scranton area wedding venues ...

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HOUSTON: Haters Turn In Double The Needed Signatures To Force Repeal Vote On LGBT Rights Ordinance

Via the Houston Chronicle: Opponents of Houston’s new non-discrimination ordinance turned in well more than the minimum number of signatures needed to trigger a November vote on whether to repeal the measure. A group of conservative political and faith leaders on Thursday claimed to have gathered more than 50,000 signatures within the 30-day window after the ordinance’s passage, about 30,000 ...

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MINNESOTA: Archbishop John Nienstedt Accused Of “Inappropriate Sexual Relations” With Priests And Other Men

Virulently anti-gay Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt is being investigated for having had “inappropriate sexual relations” with priests, seminarians, and other men. The archdiocese confirmed the investigation, which was first reported by Commonweal, a Catholic magazine based in New York. Nienstedt, 67, said in a separate statement that the allegations “are absolutely and entirely false” and he said he himself authorized ...

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The Rainbow Belongs To God Not Gays

Crimes against humanity defendant Scott Lively writes: You will be blessed by this amazing song “The Rainbow Belongs to God.” It was written my friend Johny Noer, a Danish pastor living in the Negev Desert of Israel, and performed by the very talented singer/composer Signe Walsoe. Johny was an attendee and guest lecturer at my Bible seminar in England last ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Small Town Votes To Give Job Back To Lesbian Police Chief

Back in April the openly lesbian police chief of a small South Carolina town was fired by the mayor, who was caught on tape saying that he’d rather have an alcoholic in the job than someone “whose lifestyle is questionable.” Last night the town’s voters slapped the mayor down. Via the Morning News: Dozens of Latta residents danced and cheered ...

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Haters Gear Up For NOM Hate March

Tomorrow we’re gonna hijack the fuck out of that hashtag.

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Liberty Counsel Head Mat Staver: Refusing Jewish Customers Is Bad But Turning Away Gays Is OK Because Jesus

Liberty Counsel president Mat Staver today testified before a US House committee hearing on “religious liberty,” where he told Rep. Jerry Nadler that it should be illegal to refuse to serve Jewish customers, but that businesses should be free to discriminate against gays.

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UTAH: Cop Placed On Leave After Refusing To Work Salt Lake Pride Parade

Via the Associated Press: A Salt Lake City police officer has been placed on leave after refusing an assignment to work at a gay pride parade. The officer was among about 30 officers assigned to provide traffic control and security for the annual Utah Pride Parade on Sunday in Salt Lake City, said department spokeswoman Lara Jones. “We don’t tolerate ...

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SOUTH KOREA: Seoul Pride Parade Disrupted By Christian Protesters

Seoul’s gay pride parade was disrupted multiple times today when hundreds of Christians laid in the path of the floats and refused to move. According to information provided to Gay Star News by a Ph.D student in South Korea, conservative Christians held mass prayer services during the 7 June event. “To put it simply today was a kind of battle ...

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Gays Plan Visit To Texas “We Don’t Serve Fags” Diner, Owners Plan To Call Cops

Members of the Dallas-area LGBT community say they are planning on a mass visit to the Texas restaurant that kicked out a gay couple, telling them, “We don’t serve fags here.” The owners say they are ready to call the cops if that happens. “If there’s any problems, they will be taken care of appropriately,” says Christina Cheney, who is ...

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TEXAS: Gay Couple Told Not To Return To Restaurant, “We Don’t Serve Fags Here”

Via KLTV-7 in Texas: “We don’t serve fags here.” That’s what a Pittsburg couple said they were told while leaving a local restaurant. The men went to eat at Big Earl’s Restaurant in Pittsburg for breakfast Tuesday morning. They said they enjoyed their food, paid for their meals, but it’s what the waitress said on their way out that ruined ...

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Michigan Clergy: Gays Are Our Enemy

Via USA Today: Declaring “the fight is on,” a formidable coalition of conservative Christian groups filed legal briefs in federal appellate court Wednesday supporting Michigan’s ban on gay marriage. Representing potentially millions of worshippers in the state, the Michigan Catholic Conference, the Thomas More Law Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., and a national coalition of Baptists, Lutherans, Mormons and evangelicals ...

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DALLAS: Chat Show Host Freaks Out Over Michael Sam’s Kiss, Storms Off Set

Dallas morning show host Amy Kuchnir stormed off the set of her show this morning after arguing with her co-hosts over ESPN’s airing of the now-legendary kiss between Michael Sam and his boyfriend. Amy is ever so pissed about something being shoved down her throat.

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Bryan Fischer Has The Idaho Sadz

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Benham Brothers Tell Glenn Beck: Gay People Are Controlled By Satan

The Benham brothers took their anti-gay crusade to Glenn Beck’s show last night. Kyle Mantyla at Right Wing Watch recaps their “love” for gay people: “It’s a spiritual fight,” Jason Benham said. “From the beginning of time, it was God and there was the Devil and both of them use people for their own purposes.” Jason then recalled how Jesus ...

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Outside The Fourth Circuit Court

Serwer is a reporter for MSNBC.

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2009 Flashback: Flip Benham Attacks Gays, Muslims, Obama, Clinton, Everybody

Flip Benham is the father of David and Jason Benham. (Via JMG reader Gigi)

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Anti-Gay Activists Gets HGTV Show

Right Wing Watch reports that HGTV has green-lighted a reality show that will star North Carolina anti-gay activists David and Jason Benham. David Benham led a prayer rally — Charlotte 7:14 — outside of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2012, which he told conservative radio host Janet Mefferd was needed to stop “homosexuality and its agenda ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Christian Group To Celebrate Marriage Ban Anniversary

From the Christianist group Return America: This Thursday, May 8, 2014, North Carolina will celebrate the second anniversary of the North Carolina Marriage Amendment. Sixty-one percent of North Carolinians went on record supporting the Marriage Amendment. Most importantly, sixty-one percent of North Carolinians went on record supporting Biblical Marriage. On Thursday, the homosexual community is planning a protest against this ...

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