Tag Archives: religion

Wingnuts Ditching GOP?

A new survey of evangelicals shows that 55% would consider a third-party candidate if Giuliani becomes the Republican nominee. The finding, in a survey by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center, was the latest reading of discontent among one of the GOP’s cornerstone voting blocs. Giuliani, the leading Republican contender in most national polls, is a former New York mayor whose ...

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Value Voters: Lock Up Queers,
Death To Blasphemers

Huffington Post’s Max Blumenthal reports from last week’s Value Voters Summit where he lets the cameras roll as the Christianists elabocrazy on quarantining sodomites and other Jeebus-filled topics. Watch the video all the way through, if you’ve got the stomach for it. From his post: Recently, there has been a lot of mainstream media noise about a new, more socially ...

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HomoQuotable – Donnie McClurkin

“I’m going to say something that’s going to get me in trouble. They accuse me of being anti-gay and a bigot. We don’t believe in discrimination. We don’t believe in hatred, and if you do you are in the wrong place at the wrong time. That’s the whole premise of God. That’s the whole premise of Christ is love, love, ...

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CCA Calls For Potter Ban

The “nation’s largest” conservative organization, the Christian Coalition of America, has called for a ban of Harry Potter books and movies after author J.K. Rowling’s revelation last week that Hogwarts head wizard Albus Dumbledore is gay. CCA chairman Roberta Combs: “It’s not a good example for our children, who really like the books and the movies. I think it encourages ...

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Speaking Of Fire-Fighting…

The Huffington Post is reporting that Barack Obama has just told a group of gay activists in New Hampshire that he will now have a gay minister open his fundraisers in South Carolina. Sort of to, you know, balance the rest of the bill – gay-haters like Donnie McClurkin and gospel singers Mary, Mary. And Jesse Jackson should open the ...

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“Ex-Gay”: God Is Burning San Diego Because Of Gay Rights

“They shook their fists at God and said, “We don’t care what God says, we will issue our legal brief to support gay marriage in San Diego!” Then Mayor Jerry Sanders mocked the Christian vote and signed off on this rebellious legal document to support same-sex marriage. And then the streets of La Jolla under the Mt. Soledad Cross began ...

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Italian TV In Gay Priest Frenzy

Italian television networks are breathlessly reporting that Vatican official Father Tommaso Stenico, who was suspended last week after being taped making advances to a young man, now says he has a long list of Vatican officials who are gay. On Friday, Italian television show Panorama revealed that Stenico has a “list of names and circumstances implicating a certain number of ...

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Obama To Tour With Anti-Gay Preacher

In an effort to gain traction with black conservatives, Barack Obama will tour South Carolina with Pastor Donnie McClurkin, an “ex-gay” preacher and gospel singer. McClurkin, who says he was molested as a child, frequently rails against “the curse of homosexuality.” A choice quote: “There are countless numbers of people who are not happy in this lifestyle and want to ...

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Sex & Money Scandal At ORU

Richard Roberts, president of Oral Roberts University, has requested a leave of absence as allegations from all corners continue to roil his administration. Roberts’ wife Lindsey is said to have spent the night in an ORU guest house with an underaged male on nine occasions. She has also been photographed with an underaged male in her sports car 29 times. ...

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Catholic League Backs Off Miller Brewing

Miller Brewing has announced a “full-scale review” of their promotional activities. In response, the Catholic League’s Bill Donahue says that for now, they are tabling a “serious course of action” they had planned against Miller Brewing. “Today’s San Francisco Chronicle reports that at yesterday’s Folsom Street Fair, ‘couples led each other up and down the street with dog collars and ...

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Gen. Pace: Gays Are Counter To God’s Law

His retirement mere days away, Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, felt emboldened to make a final parting shot at the gays during a defense appropriations hearing after Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) said he found Pace’s previous comments on gays in the military to be be hurtful and demoralizing. Pace responded, “Are there wonderful Americans who ...

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Miller Brewing Folds Over Folsom Poster

Bowing to pressure from Christian activists, Miller Brewing, the primary sponsor of Folsom Street Fair, has asked fair organizers to remove its logo from their Last Supper poster. Right-wing news outlets and forums like Free Republic (“Miller Supports Gay Sadomasochistic Orgies On San Francisco Streets!”) have been humming with “outraged” calls for a boycott of Miller and demands that readers ...

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Xtians On Warpath Over Folsom Poster

Last month I mentioned Folsom Street Fair’s fabulous “Last Supper” poster for this year’s event. Now Matt Barber, alpha male for the mousy Xtian hausfraus advocacy group, the Concerned Women For America (CWA), is up in arms, petitioning House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-SF), California Senators Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein, and Gov. Schwarzengger to “publicly condemn this unprovoked attack against ...

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Coulter: I Want A Fatwa!

Ann Coulter wishes she had an Islamic death sentence. Speaking to British Esquire, Coulter said, “I want a fatwa. I used to see Salman Rushdie in the Sky Bar in L.A. He wasn’t in hiding; he became world-renowned for his fatwa. So why can’t I get a fatwa? Don’t they read my stuff?” While I am loathe to agree with ...

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Naugle Causes Rift Among Black Activists

Fort Lauderdale’s Naugle debacle is causing a rift among local black activists, with the NAACP coming down on the side of gay activists. On the other side, some black ministers are decrying the NAACP’s involvement, with one saying, ”The NAACP is getting away from their mission . . . the organization never got involved with sex sins. Homosexuals have masterfully ...

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Morning View – My Mezzuzah

Since today is Yom Kippur, I thought I’d show you my mezzuzah. Mah-mah-mah-my mezzuzah. It’s my-i-i-i-i-whoa! (Sorry.) According to the rules, a mezzuzah must be affixed to the right side of a home’s door frame, on the upper-third of the frame within three inches of the doorway opening. There’s a little scroll of Torah verses inside mezzuzahs, whose presence on ...

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Kathy Griffin: “Suck it, Jesus!”

As you may have heard by now, Kathy Griffin accepted her Creative Emmy Award a few days ago by saying at the podium, “A lot of people get up here and thank Jesus for helping them win this award, but I have to say nobody has been less helpful in getting me to this moment than Jesus. I don’t know ...

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Dobson Wins Round With IRS

Despite his endorsing of candidates in 2004, Focus On The Family head James Dobson has been cleared of IRS charges that he endangered the group’s non-profit status, ruling that he acted as an individual, not on behalf of the ministry. Under IRS rules, non-profits can speak out about issues and lobby lawmakers, but they cannot back specific candidates. Liberal watchdog ...

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HomoQuotable – Dan Savage

“Oh, man. What a great day. I fucking live for the day when every asshole out there bilking gullible Christians out of their hard-earned dough—from the Nazi pope on down—is told the same damn thing: Get a fucking job, you parasite.” – Dan Savage, responding to the statement by Ted Haggard’s “overseers” that Haggard “won’t be fundraising for a Monument ...

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Haggard’s Web Of Lies Unravels

The head of the halfway house that Ted Haggard claims to be moving into says he had no knowledge of Haggard’s plan, saying of Haggard’s email plea to former parishioners, “That was something that was totally unbeknownst to us when he sent it.” Additionally, the registered sex offender that runs the charity that Haggard requested donations be sent to, Paul ...

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