Tag Archives: religion

My Back Was Gotten

I know I should thank a lot of you folks for rushing over to Baptists For Brownback yesterday to defend me on their demand that I be arrested and JMG deleted. But you do know that the site is satire, right? Right? Their post is pushing 600 comments now and the authors are keeping the joke running. I’d be exhausted …

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Love The Sinner, Hate The Service

Gay blogs are buzzing with outrage today over an Arlington, Texas church’s cancellation of the funeral of a gay man. The High Point Church cancelled the service, planned for Wednesday, after viewing memorial photos of the deceased hugging and kissing male friends. Towleroad reports: [Reverend Gary] Simons defended his decision to renege on the offer to his congregation on Sunday, …

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Man-Dissa Hits #1

Mandisa, the 5th season American Idol contestant who was voted off the show shortly after she made anti-gay comments to the press, has landed on her feet. “True Beauty” (Sparrow), the first album by fifth season “American Idol” finalist Mandisa, enters the Top Christian Albums chart at No. 1. It’s the first debut album by a solo female artist to …

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Tubing The Dems

Tonight’s CNN/YouTube debate for the Democratic presidential candidates was fascinating. The format, which involved candidates responding to the YouTube’d video questions from the general public, was unique and effective. I’m betting we see more of these. Here are two clips of the candidates responding to questions about gay marriage and about religion-based discrimation against LGBT people. Chris Johnson has the …

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Tammy Faye Credits Gays For Saving Her

“You know when we lost everything, it was the gay people who came to my rescue and I will always love them for that.” – Tammy Faye Messner, speaking on Larry King Live. Messner is near death from lung cancer and weighs only 65 pounds. (via – Towleroad.) Some of the commenters on Towleroad complain that even near death, Messner …

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HomoQuotable – Michael Glatze

“Homosexuality came easy to me, because I was already weak.” – Noted gay activist and founder of Young Gay America magazine, Michael Glatze, who announced in a first-person column today on WingNutDaily that he is now an “ex-gay”. WND crows in a separate story, “‘Gay’-rights leader quits homosexuality.” Apparently Glatze came to know Jeebus thanks to eating some expired ass, …

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HomoQuotable – Michael Bussee

“Some who heard our message were compelled to try to change an integral part of themselves, bringing harm to themselves and their families. Although we acted in good faith, we have since witnessed the isolation, shame, fear and loss of faith that this message creates.” – Former Exodus co-founder Michael Bussee, in a joint apology issued with two other former …

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Grand Marshalls And Atheists

On Sunday I started my day at the Heritage of Pride press tent for the news conference with this year’s grand marshalls: Rev. Troy Perry and Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum. Facing an army of news cameras, they both spoke eloquently about gay rights and religious tolerance. At least, I presume they did, I couldn’t hear a dang thing, despite being less …

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As Effective As Chicken Bones
Soaked In Voodoo Sauce

“To all those involved, sinners in spirit, and whoever helps and protects them, may they feel a curse on their souls, may it plague them and may evil pursue them; they will not be requitted of their transgressions from heavenly judgment.” – Orthodox Jews placing a curse upon Jerusalem Pride. Ooh, everybody scared now? Police are still debating allowing the …

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Anti-Gay Wingnut To Be Surgeon General

President Bush has nominated an anti-gay religious whack-job to be U.S. Surgeon General. Dr. James Holsinger, the man to be put in charge of the health of all Americans, runs a little side project with his wife called Hope Springs Community Church in Lexington, Kentucky, where in addition to helping those with alcohol and drug problems, he ministers to people …

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Talking Truth

Truth Wins Out, an organization devoted to exposing the lies of the “ex-gay” industry, has a new internet video campaign called “Talking Truth” which features several video testimonies from former members of Exodus, including this one from a fellow named Shawn, who describes how his Exodus group would cruise the mall for hot men. Visit the Truth Wins Out site …

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Bombs For Phelps

A Liberty University student was arrested at Jerry Falwell’s funeral yesterday after police were tipped off by his family that he had brought bombs that he intended to throw at the Westboro contingent that was protesting at the event. The bombs were described as a soda-can sized “sort of napalm”. Man, the gentle loving people of the Lord are ready …

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Desperation Moves

In an “open letter to the black community” televangelist Rev. Harry Jackson Jr. is calling on African-Americans to oppose the Matthew Shepard Act, the Senate version of the LGBT-inclusive hate crimes bill that recently passed in the House. Jackson: “As a pastor, I am concerned about the potential of being charged with a crime as the result of the actions …

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Derfner Whups Westboro

A few weeks ago, Joel Derfner, a NYC blogger, author, and composer exchanged a few emails with me about the Westboro Baptist Church’s appropriation of USA For Africa’s famine relief anthem, We Are The World, which the members of Fred Phelps’ clan of crazies had performed on YouTube as “God Hates The World.” Joel was incensed, naturally, and was curious …

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International Day Against Homophobia

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia. In observance of the occasion, the Human Rights Watch has listed five world leaders to its Hall Of Shame because of their anti-gay actions in the last year: 1. Pope Benedict XVI: for undermining families. The leader of the Holy See has gone well beyond expressing the Church’s theological views on homosexuality. 2. …

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Rome Protests Gay Rights

Several hundred thousand Italians protested proposed gay rights laws in Rome on Saturday, in a giant rally called “Family Day.” The rally was organized by a consortium of Catholic groups and was attended by many nuns and priests. The new law would give expanded rights to gay and unmarried couples in matters like welfare and inheritance rights, but does not …

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Starbucks Riles Wingnuts

The Christian right is mad at Starbucks again, this time for what they call an “anti-God” message on their “The Way I See It” series of cups. The cup quotes a Starbucks customer, who asks, “Why in moments of crisis do we ask God for strength and help? As cognitive beings, why would we ask something that may well be …

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Porn Again

Since today seems to be Hookers In The News Day, you might be amused to learn that Jeff Gannon/Guckert is now the spokesho for the International Bible Reading Association. It’s a crazy world, somebody outta sell tickets. I’d buy one!

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Father McGreevey?

From the It Can’t Get Weirder department comes news that former NJ gov Jim McGreevey now wants to become an Episcopal priest. McGreevey, raised Catholic, has been accepted into the faith at Manhattan’s St. Bartholemew’s, where he is in the “discernment” phase, which usually preceeds entering a seminary. Considering the gov’s turnpike rest stop history, he certainly has experience working …

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Truthsmellers

Calling it the “greatest threat to American freedom today”, some Christian activists are staging a campaign against the passage of the Matthew Shepard Act, a bill currently before Congress that would include LGBT people in hate crimes protections. The Christian group is Truthtellers, headed by Rev. Ted Pike, whom you may recall as being behind the 2004 protest of a …

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