Friday, January 15, 2021

Brian S. Brown Making Excuses for John Eastman

John Eastman
via Associated Press, 2017
“Brown can claim that Eastman is the greatest legal scholar since Louis Brandeis. It is entirely irrelevant. Mr. Eastman's conduct obscures any relevant legal wisdom.”
The latest missive, on behalf of National Organization, from Brian S. Brown is titled: In support of John Eastman: Therein Brown attempts to defend Mr. Eastman who is NOM's chairman:
John Eastman is one of America’s foremost constitutional scholars, appellate advocates and conservative voices. Professor Eastman served in the Reagan Administration, and clerked for some of the top conservative justices in the country, including federal Appeals Court Judge Michael Luttig and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) was honored to have him serve with distinction as our Chairman for several years and he has represented NOM in numerous issues before the courts.
The reason that Brown is defending Eastman is that, in light of Eastman's actions in support of Donald Trump, Chapman University demanded Eastman's resignation.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

The Idiot Son of an Idiot Son Ponders the Equality Act

Walker Wildmon
via YouTube/CBN
Perhaps if religious conservatives ceased falsely equating service with approval then not discriminating would not be a problem and they could go about running their businesses.
Be advised: Equality Act would stomp religious conservatives. That's according to American Family Association, an anti-LGBTQ hate group.

Here we go again. We are going to hear a great deal of negative nonsense over the Equality Act which seems likely to be signed into law in the near future now that Democrats control both houses of Congress and the presidency. Much of what we have already seen is focused on transgender people who are the religious extremists' target of opportunity.

The Equality Act would add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. And don't you know? The religious fanatics absolutely cannot be deprived of their “right” to discriminate.
Ever the victim

In Its Final Days the Trump Admin is Redoubling Efforts to Make LGBTQ People Suffer

It is easy to blame the LGB voters for Trump as stupid or illinformed. The truth is that we, in the LGBTQ mainstream, are doing something wrong.
Federal contractors
Last Friday, January 8, a new Department of Labor rule became effective through the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. The objective of the rule is to “address the freedoms and anti-discrimination protections that must be afforded religion-exercising organizations and individuals under the U.S.Constitution and federal law.”

Under the guise of preventing discrimination based upon religion, Labor reversed an Obama-era rule in order to allow federal contractors to discriminate against LGBTQ people

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Lisa Miller + Hate Group Leader + LifeSiteNews=Spectacular Homophobia

via Facebook
Lobbying Trump to pardon an anti-gay individual who fled rather than face justice and comply with court orders.
Hate Group Leader Jennifer Roback Morse of Ruth Institute, in conjunction with LifeSiteNews, is trying to persuade Trump to pardon “ex-gay” Lisa Miller who abducted her child and fled to Central America. Miller kidnapped the child to prevent her former partner (in a civil union) and legal parent from having joint custody.

The background, as briefly as possible, is this: In 2000 Lisa Miller and Janet Jenkins united in a civil union. In a joint decision, Miller became pregnant through artificial insemination. Isabella Miller-Jenkins was born in 2002. The family moved to Vermont. Miller and Jenkins are the legal parents of Isabella.

In late 2003 the couple dissolved their civil union amicably. They agreed that Jenkins would have regular visits with Isabella and pay child support.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Religious Right Group Presents the True Meaning of "Transphobia"

Some anti-LGBTQ bigotry took a holiday. It diminished considerably as the Christian nationalists devoted more attention to the presidential election of 2020 and its aftermath.

Tuesday, Family Policy Alliance, the political arm of Focus on the Family, provides NJ Assembly Passes Bill That Teaches Transgender Identities Starting in Kindergarten. I guess that the respite has come to an end.

I will get to the facts momentarily. My first reaction was to question how age-appropriate knowledge about gender identity poses a peril to children. The answer to my rhetorical question is: “It does not” providing that the information is scientifically accurate and age-appropriate.

The specifics of the bill:

Yet, Again, the Hate Group Leader is Victimized by Godless Libruhls

“No matter how indecent or boorish Trump has been, Tony Perkins has supported Trump and excused Trump's sociopathy.”
According to Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins (Family Research Council): Technically (Not) Speaking: The Conservative Purge Begins. Mr. Perkins claims to be a conservative but that is false.

Perkins is a religious conservative. Perkins, in spite of all his flag waving and Bible thumping, does not respect the Constitution. Poor Tony is upset:
All they needed was an opening. And for the rich extremists at the helm of the West's social media, last Wednesday's riot gave them one. The purging of conservative expression has begun. We knew it was coming -- just as we've always known it will take every one of us to stop it.
That's rich. A fanatical religious zealot calling business leaders extremists. Unless “every one of us” is sufficient in number and resources to acquire a majority interest in, say, Twitter, it is quite probable that Twitter's Terms of Service will remain in its current form.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Brian S. Brown Defends Trump and Insurrectionists

Brian S. Brown
Friday, Hate Group Leader Brian S. Brown of International Organization for the Family provides us with: Condemning the Capitol attack—and liberalism’s hypocrisy. Mr. Brown has never learned that there are times to just stay silent. Brown's idea of hypocrisy amounts to “whataboutism.”

Conservative Christians have created a troubling relationship with Donald Trump. It started during the campaign when Trump said that he would punish women who had abortions. Some of the religious set would allow the country to burn if, in return, they could control the uteri of all women. For them, Roe v. Wade represents the greatest evil in the land.

Conservative Christians are also deeply concerned over the encroachment of secularism. Secularism, to them, means an accommodation of evil.

In Monday's New York Times Katherine Stewart writes:
Even a corrupt sociopath was better, in their eyes, than the horrifying freedom that religious moderates and liberals, along with the many Americans who don’t happen to be religious, offer the world.