Monthly Archives: October 2009

NC Church To Conduct Book Burning

The Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, North Carolina will stage a Halloween book burning of evil, dirty ideas. Like versions of the Bible they don’t like, and the works of the Pope and Rick Warren. The website for the Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, N.C., says there are “scriptural bases” for the book burning. The site quotes Acts …

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Catholic League President Bill Donohue: Church Doesn’t Have Pedophile Problem, It’s A Homosexual Problem

Parroting the recent words of Pope Palpatine, Catholic League president Bill Donohue says the Church doesn’t have a problem with pedophiles, it has a problem with homosexuals. Yeeeeeah. He also rails against gay adoption, calling it “against God.” According to Donohue, “sexual libertines” want to destroy the Catholic Church. (Tipped by JMG reader Diane)

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Teen Lesbian Gets Photo Pulled From High School Yearbook

Openly lesbian Mississippi high school senior Ceara Sturgis had her photo pulled from her school’s yearbook because she dared to pose in a tuxedo. Veronica Rodriguez describes her daughter, 17-year-old Ceara Sturgis, as a perfect child: a straight-A student, goalie on the soccer team, a trumpet player in the band and active in Students Against Drunk Driving. She also is …

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Wingnuts Lament Rush Limbaugh’s Loss Of NFL Team Bid

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Tomorrow: March And Rally For Queens Gay Bashing Victim Jack Price

A coalition of LGBT and civil rights groups will join tomorrow in a march and rally in support of Queens gay bashing victim Jack Price. March and Rally in College Point on Saturday October 17th, step off at 2pm. We’ll be marching down College Point Boulevard from 20th avenue until 14th avenue.and then holding a rally at nearby Popenhusen playground. …

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Iran Executes Man For “Homosexual Act”

The gay witch hunt continues unabated in Iran. On October 6, 2009, Rahim Mohammadi was executed in Tabriz, a city in northwest Iran, after being convicted of sexual abuse and rape during sexual relations between males (a homosexual act called Lavat). According to Rahim’s lawyer (here), Mr. Mohammad Mostafayi, there was not enough evidence presented to the court to prove …

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Sen. Mark Udall Asks Obama For DADT Repeal Plan Within 30 Days

AmericaBlog has a copy of a letter to President Obama from Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO), demanding a plan with repeal DADT within 30 days. John Aravosis: President Obama has been claiming (incorrectly) for a while now that his hands are tied on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell until Congress takes action. Congress is now taking action and asking the White House …

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HomoQuotable – Edmund White

“I believe in promiscuity. But you know people are a lot more complicated than they appear to be. I mean, right now I’m in a relationship where I am faithful because my partner wants me to be, and I respect him enough — and it lowers the level of anxiety in our relationship. He’s also extraordinarily hot. “In the past, …

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Astroturfistan: Maddow Rips President Of “Americans For Prosperity”

Last night Rachel Maddow tore into the president of the anti-Obama astroturf group Americans For Prosperity, who refused to say where his funding really comes from.

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Bloomberg Flip-Flops: I Can’t Get The GOP Votes For Gay Marriage

After saying last month that he was confident he could get Republican state senators to change their minds on same-sex marriage, Mayor Bloomberg now tells the Gay City News that he can’t do it. Less than a month after defending his support for Republican state senators, saying he could get their votes for gay marriage, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said …

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Louisiana Judge Denies Marriage License To Interracial Couple

Saying that such unions “don’t last long” and that he was worried about their potential children, yesterday Tangipahoa Parish Judge Keith Bardwell denied a marriage license to an interracial couple. “I’m not a racist. I just don’t believe in mixing the races that way,” Bardwell told the Associated Press on Thursday. “I have piles and piles of black friends. They …

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Three Arrests Made In Gay Bashing Murder Of London Gay Man

Two 17 year-old girls and an 18 year-old man have been arrested by London’s Metropolitan Police in the Trafalgar Square gay bashing murder of 62 year-old Ian Baynham. According to a Metropolitan Police spokesman, the girls were arrested at their homes in south-east London, as was the 18-year-old male. They are being held at separate police stations and will be …

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Glenn Beck Cries For Lost America

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America Gets Punked

Via the Borowitz Report: Moments after a little boy who was believed to be in his parents’ homemade helium balloon was found safe and sound, millions of Americans came to the realization that they had flushed the entire fucking afternoon down the fucking toilet. “I watched the entire drama unfold and then it turned out that no drama had unfolded,” …

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R-71 Names To Go Public

The 9th U.S. District Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court’s ruling, saying that the names of those who signed the petition to put the anti-gay Referendum 71 on the ballot can be made public. A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a previous decision by U.S. District Judge Ben Settle in Tacoma to block …

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80’s Flashback

Cabaret Voltaire, Sensoria, 1984. My roommate and I discovered this track because at the time we were buying just about any band that came out of Sheffield, England: Human League/Heaven 17, ABC, Pulp, etc – they just all seemed to be perfect to us. As I recall, there were two or three quite different versions of Sensoria – it took …

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SF-Based Marketing Company Making $600K To Fight Gay Marriage In Maine

The San Francisco Appeal reports that a local marketing company is being paid over $600,000 by Stand For Marriage Maine, according to just-released financial records. The most recent email sent by Marc Mutty, Chairman of Stand For Marriage Mainehere). (so we’re clear, the only marriages he’s standing for are the male-female kind, not the rest of ’em), complains that the …

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Come Out, Come Out

(Tipped by JMG reader Richard)

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Family Equality Council Honors Leffews

The Leffew family, whose popular YouTube videos about two men raising two kids have been posted here and in much of the gay blogosphere, will be honored with an award from the Family Equality Council. The event takes place this Sunday in Los Angeles and will be hosted by Wanda Sykes. Get tickets here.

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Mormon Leader: The Prop 8 Backlash Is Like What Happened To Blacks In The 60’s

On Tuesday, Mormon “apostle” Dallin H. Oaks compared the Prop 8 backlash against the LDS Church to the persecution blacks experienced during the civil rights struggles of the 60’s. Last year, the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints urged its followers to donate money and time to pass Prop 8, the successful ballot measure that eliminated the right …

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