Tag Archives: religion

Anti-Gay Maine Group Agrees To Ethics Pledge (With Lots Of Provisos)

Yesterday No On 1/Protect Maine Equality issued a campaign ethics challenge to the anti-gay groups working to repeal marriage equality. Stand For Marriage Maine responded immediately, saying they’d be delighted to sign the pledge, but with the following provisos. 1. Agree to at least one public debate with the media invited to cover it live. The voters deserve to hear …

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PhoboQuotable – Robert Knight

“It [ENDA] takes away the idea that sex is created by God in two different categories — male and female — and it makes it entirely a radical, self-determined persona. The larger problem of this is it turns private sin into a public right. It puts Christian and Jewish employers on the defensive, saying that if you don’t give in …

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Test Your Faith-Vision

Another winner from Edward Current.

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Error Rate Increasing On Referendum 71

Washington state auditors report that the percentage of bad signatures on the petition drive to repeal domestic partners legislation is increasing. “Overall, 23,457 signatures have been processed, with a cumulative error rate of 13.31 percent. Sponsors need to get 120,577 of their signatures declared valid in order to secure a ballot spot. They turned in 137,689 signatures back on July …

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APA: Ex-Gay Therapy Doesn’t Work

Citing 83 studies performed since 1960, yesterday the American Psychological Association declared that “reparative therapy” for homosexuals does not work and should not be attempted. But you knew that. In a resolution adopted by the APA’s governing council, and in an accompanying report, the association issued its most comprehensive repudiation of “reparative therapy” — a concept espoused by a small …

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El Paso Sees Fight Over Partners Vote

After suffering poor national press due to a group of gay men threatened with arrest for kissing in a local restaurant, last week the El Paso, Texas city council voted to extend domestic partner benefits to the city’s gay and unwed employees. Right on cue, Christiantists showed up at last night to scream their heads off. “If our government starts …

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Anti-Gay Group Mission America On Tel Aviv Murders: Don’t Blame The Religious Right (And That’s What You Get Anyway)

Linda Harvey, the founder of Mission America, one of the viciously anti-gay groups that opposes the Day Of Silence in public schools, has issued a statement about the Tel Aviv murders. After a rote sentence denouncing the murders, Harvey launches into complaints that gay groups are blaming religious extremists. “[I]t is deplorable this incident is already being used by the …

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Today In Ex-Gay Crazy

Charlene Colthran, the “ex-gay” publisher of the formerly lesbian magazine Venus, tells us that gay people not only want the right to be married, we want the right to “have sex in a park with no clothes on.” (Via – Good As You)

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Judge Penny: Black Churches Should Be Leading Fight Against HIV/AIDS

TV Judge Penny Reynolds told CNN that America’s black churches are “burying their heads in the sand” when it comes to HIV/AIDS.

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This Week In Holy Crimes

Over the last seven days….South Carolina: Pastor Ronald Jones arrested for sexual misconduct with a child. Jones has prior convictions.Minnesota: Pastor Arthur Ree charged with sexual assault on a minor. Bonus: Ree is 82.Missouri: Father James P. Grady slammed with federal charge of recruiting a minor for a commercial sex act. Unusual: The minor is female.South Carolina: Pastor Marion Leon …

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HomoQuotable – Shlomi Laufer

“They are shooting at us. The loaded gun is aimed not only at gay and lesbian teenagers at a weekly meeting, and not only at the gay community, but rather, at all those who fear the next time, and it shall come. Make no mistake about it, this despicable act will grant many others the opportunity to swear and threaten …

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Bill Maher’s New Rules

A classic set last night. Starts at 1:30. (Tipped by JMG readers Daddy Ray)

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World Net Daily: Obama Is The Anti-Christ

The loons at World Net Daily have top-posted an “exclusive” story today, claiming that Jesus prophesied that the name of the anti-Christ would be Barack Obama. From WND executive editor Joe Kovacs: For centuries, many have wondered about the identity of a biblical leader who will do Satan the devil’s bidding, trying to thwart the plans of Jesus Christ shortly …

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UK Quakers Support Marriage Equality

The Quakers, one of the UK’s oldest denominations, are going to perform same-sex marriages in their churches and will ask the British government to make them legal. The Quakers – also known as The Religious Society of Friends – are likely to reach consensus on the issue of gay marriage without a vote at their annual gathering in York on …

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Billboard Buddies

From Buzzfeed’s “15 Billboards That Don’t Belong Next To Each Other.”

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WA: Judge Cloaks Names Of Haters

At the demand of right-wing Christiantists, a Washington judge has blocked the release of the names of the people who signed Referendum 71, a petition to repeal the state’s new domestic partners law. A federal judge in Tacoma has temporarily blocked release of the names and addresses of those who signed Referendum 71, which would repeal a law giving gay …

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WA: Haters Want To Hide Their Names

Protect Families Washington is suing the state to prevent the publication of the names of people who signed the Referendum 71 petition, which would overturn the state’s brand-new domestic partners law. Washington’s secretary of state says the request will be heard in court, but that the haters shouldn’t hold their breath. U.S. District Judge Benjamin Settle is hearing the request …

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No Purell For Devout Muslims

In the UK, where an estimated 100,000 cases of swine flu are being diagnosed each week, some Muslim health care workers are refusing to use hand sanitizers due to their alcohol content. Some of those employed by St Albans Council in Hertfordshire have complained about the antibacterial lotion, which is considered a key strategy in containing the virus. Officials were …

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Anti-Gay Charlotte Pride Protest Uneventful

Led by Pastors Michael Brown and Lou Engle, about 500 red-shirted Christianists protested at Charlotte Pride this weekend. “We don’t think it’s best for a little boy to go to school dressed as a girl,” Dr. Michael Brown, director of Coalition of Conscience, said. “We don’t think it’s best to have male-male, female-female couples that guarantee a child won’t have …

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HomoQuotable – Alan Chambers

“The key thought here is the opposite of homosexuality isn’t heterosexuality. It’s holiness. There are people who are conflicted with their sexuality, involved with homosexuality, and there is a way out for those who want it. But it doesn’t say that they’re going into heterosexuality, because that’s not the point. The point is that people can leave whatever it is …

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