Tag Archives: People For The American Way

People For The American Way Sues DOJ And HUD For Release Of Documents On Changes In LGBT Policies

Miranda Blue reports at Right Wing Watch: People For the American Way, the organization that runs Right Wing Watch, filed suit against the Department of Justice and the Department of Housing and Urban Development today to demand the release of documents concerning reported changes in federal policy toward LGBTQ people. Right Wing Watch had filed Freedom of Information Act requests …

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Ad Campaign Launched Against Trump Judicial Nominee Who Spoke At “Death To Gays” Conference [VIDEO]

Via press release: Today, People For the American Way (PFAW) released a digital ad urging viewers to call their senators and demand that Jeff Mateer’s nomination to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas be withdrawn. The ad features footage from a 2015  speech titled “The Church and Homosexuality” in which Mateer said transgender children are part …

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Right Wing Watch Celebrates 10 Years

The indispensable Right Wing Watch celebrates their 10th anniversary of fighting the haters today and we send them our congratulations! Hardly one day of those ten years has passed without a Right Wing Watch exposé appearing here on JMG. Peter Montgomery marks the occasion for them: People For the American Way launched its Right Wing Watch blog a decade ago, …

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PFAW: The GOP Is Way Too Extreme [VIDEO]

People For The American Way today issued the below clip which recaps some of declarations made by candidates during the first two GOP debates. In the clip: women’s health, immigration, Obamacare. (At least Scott Walker won’t appear in the NEXT such recap.)

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LGBT Rights Groups React To SCOTUS

Freedom To Marry “The Supreme Court’s decision today begins what we hope will be the last chapter in our campaign to win marriage nationwide – and it’s time,” said Evan Wolfson, president of Freedom to Marry. “Freedom to Marry’s national strategy has been to build a critical mass of marriage states and critical mass of support for ending marriage discrimination, …

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Who Is The Horse’s Ass Of 2014?

People For The American Way and its affiliate Right Wing Watch invite your votes for the 2014 Equine Posterior Achievement Award. We can think of oh-so-many write-in candidates: Brian Brown, Scott Lively, Porno Pete, Mat Staver, Matt Barber, Tony Perkins, Josh Duggar, Linda Harvey, Phylis Schlafly, Monica Cole, Christopher Doyle, Franklin Graham, Austin Ruse, and on and on and on. …

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LGBT And Civil Rights Groups To GOP: Denounce The FRC’s Values Voter Summit

A coalition of LGBT and civil rights groups today published a full-page ad in the Washington Post, demanding that the GOP denounce this weekend’s Family Research Council Values Voter Summit. Here is the text in full: Dear Mr. Priebus, Fifteen years ago, your predecessor called for party members to shun the Council of Conservative Citizens because of the group’s “racist …

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Equality Groups React To Phelps Death

People For The American Way Fred Phelps made a name for himself by protesting the funerals of soldiers and hate crime victims. In particular, he spent decades causing immeasurable pain to LGBT people and their families. My thoughts are with all those people today. Very much in spite of himself, Fred Phelps was an important figure in the movement for …

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Petition Of The Day

Anti-gay crackpots are ganging up to flag the YouTube videos posted by Right Wing Watch, which always eventually wins back the clips in question, as they did when Pat Robertson’s stormtroopers tried to squash his “AIDS ring” video. The freak shows know this, but they continue their campaign. Sign the petition posted today by People For The American Way.

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Bomb Threat At PFAW

Just in via press release: This afternoon at approximately 1:45, People For the American Way received a call claiming that a bomb was present in our building in Washington, DC. After evacuating the premises, officers with the DC Metropolitan Police Department searched the building and established that there was no danger. We take the safety of our staff seriously. We’re …

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Press Release Of The Day

Just in via email: Today, People For the American Way will deliver 178,000 petitions to House Speaker John Boehner urging him to remove Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann from the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in the 113th Congress. Bachmann earned rebukes from Boehner, John McCain and others last year when she launched a smear campaign against Hillary Clinton aide Huma …

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Mitt Romney Called On To Rebuke Ted Nugent For “Extreme & Violent” Words

Yesterday I posted a clip featuring has-been rocker and Romney backer Ted Nugent using threatening language to speak about the president. Today People For The American Way called on Romney to denounce Ted Nugent. People For the American Way today urged presidential candidate Mitt Romney to rebuke longtime NRA board member Ted Nugent for remarks he made at the NRA …

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