Tag Archives: hate speech

Kern Clip Takes Off, Generates 5000 Emails

Wow, that little Sally Kern clip tossed out by the Victory Fund last week really took off on the intrawebs with the video getting over 400,000 views in just a few days. Kern told her fellow Oklahoma legislators that she’s already received more than 5000 emails including a few death threats. A state lawmaker who declared that homosexuality is a …

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Britain Considers Gay Hate Speech Act

Britain will consider making it illegal to incite violence against gays. Gay hate speech is already outlawed in Canada and France. American Christianists have been using examples of hate speech prosecutions in those countries to mobilize their side against all LGBT rights advancements in the U.S., claiming that soon Christians in the U.S. could be sent to jail for condemning …

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Miami TV Host Fired For Accidental Slur

Luisa Fernanda, a television personality on Miami’s popular Spanish-language Cotorreando show, has been fired by the station’s parent company, Telemundo, for inadvertently using a disparaging slang word for gay men. Fernanda, who is Mexican, did not know that in Cuban Spanish the word for grouper, “cherna”, is considered a pejorative term for a gay man. Telemundo fired Fernanda on June …

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Gay Death Threats At FLL

Blogs are buzzing this morning after a gay couple in the Fort Lauderdale airport heard the following intercom announcement at the baggage carousel: “‘A man who lies with another man as he would a woman is subject to death.” The announcement, which came at 12:45am, was repeated several minutes later. I wrote to a friend who runs one of the …

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Don’t Say It’s Gay

An 18 year old girl is suing her former school district in California for violating her right to free speech when they disciplined her in 2002 for saying “That’s so gay!”, when classmates teased her for being Mormon by asking if she had ten moms. The Santa Rosa School District had adopted a strict hate speech policy after two students …

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“Not Found”

Thanks to an avalanche of complaints from good folks like you, gentle reader, Google has deleted Kill Batty Man, the Jamaica-based anti-gay blog that spurned so much discussion here last Friday. Some of you forwarded me copies of your passionate emails to Google and I salute your work. Well done, Google, for making the call.

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Supes Won’t Hear Of It

KeyWord Ministries lost its last bid to repost its anti-gay billboard in Staten Island yesterday, when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case. The signs, which went up briefly in 2000, quoted everybody’s favorite Leviticus passage in four different ways, and were removed by the sign company after the borough ruled that the sign was “essentially hate speech”, …

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