Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Do You Recall the Annmarie Calgaro Saga?

Annmarie Calgaro
Annmarie Calgaro and her lawyer, Eric Kardaal
(the lawyer is the one the left)
A federal judge tossed out a lawsuit filed by Annmarie Calgaro, a Minnesotan who claimed that state agencies and health care providers unlawfully terminated her parental rights when they allowed her trans daughter to undergo gender affirming therapy without her consent. Her daughter was also a nominal defendant. See my post from last November.

By all accounts JDK (now EJK) is an emancipated minor and Mommy Dearest was shit out of luck.

No Mr. Stanton - You are hopelessly confused!

Isn't this preferable to another picture of the smiling imbecile?
Glenn T. Stanton, a spokesman for Focus on the Family, attempts to isolate his employer from criticism by writing his anti-LGBT tirades for unrelated outlets. Wednesday, at The Federalist, Stanton offers: “The Human Rights Campaign Is A Major Hypocrite On Trans Bathroom Policies.” Like most Christian rightists, Stanton does not like HRC and he loathes the Corporate Equality Index. The animus comes shining through.

The subtitle of this confused polemic reads:
The LGBT spear-tip Human Rights Campaign didn’t include trans bathroom access as an essential right in its corporate index, and it never has.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Time for AFA to Trot Out Their Silly Target Boycott Again

Tim Wildmon
Hate group leader Tim Wildmon
By all accounts, AFA's boycott of Target Stores has had no material effect on the company's revenues. Target has had the same policy regarding transgender access for many years. It is headquartered in Minneapolis. Minnesota has protected people from discrimination on the basis of gender identity for nearly 25 years. Minneapolis has strengthened state code. This has become part of Target's corporate culture and no hate group from Tupelo Mississippi is going to change that.

Aw, Greg Quinlan is Complaining About SPLC via AFA

Greg Quinlan
Quinlan circa 2013
Charlie Butts at the hate group, American Family Association, writes: “Ex-homosexual now hated for pro-family views.” The supposed hate is this from SPLC last month:
Janet Boynes Ministry, will hold Called Out, its annual ex-gay conference, July 26-29 in Wayne, New Jersey. …

Other speakers include … Greg Quinlan, a fixture on the ex-gay circuit who is also a former president of PFOX. He claims he “left homosexuality” in 1992 and he is currently the president and founder of anti-LGBT group Garden State Families in New Jersey which purports to advocate for the “natural family,” a term the anti-LGBT right uses which they define as one man married to one woman and their biological children. Quinlan has touted the false claim that childhood molestation causes homosexuality, and also claimed that “homofascism” is threatening liberty through “anti-heterosexual legislation.”

Airline Refuses Family Boarding to Gay Couple and Kids

Southwest Airlines is responsible for the nitwit who claimed (regarding two married men and their three children):
This is for family boarding only and you are not permitted to board.
My theory regarding such incidents is that someone took advantage of an opportunity to demonstrate their disapproval of gay people.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Brian S. Brown Has Both Hands Out at the Same Time

Brian S. Brown
The missive from National Organization for Marriage is titled “Watch Our New Video on Religious Liberty.” Brown is asking for money. The email from the hate group World Congress of Families has the subject: “Registration for WCF XI Is Available For Limited Time.” It also asks for money. Even the faithful must have Brown fatigue. Brian has tried to get extra mileage out of each NOM appeal lately by having Frank Schubert re-send the same email as a forward. These poor schmucks who donated are getting inundated with pleas.

Speaking of Selective Observation - R/W Coverage of that Harvard Study

Donald Trump
Poor Donald Trump! At least that's the narrative from the right regarding a study out of Harvard University titled “News Coverage of Donald Trump’s First 100 Days.” Steve Jordahl, with the hate group American Family Association writes: When even Harvard notices your left-wing slant... .

According to Spencer Irvine at Accuracy in Media:
A new report from the Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard confirms what many conservatives have known for months—that news coverage of President Trump’s first 100 days in office has been overwhelmingly negative.