Thursday, May 28, 2015

Idiot Todd Starnes repeats idiotic claim "Marco Rubio: Liberals Will Soon Argue Christian Teaching Is Hate Speech"

Todd Starnes

Thursday, idiot quotes idiot. It's a brief piece by Starnes limited to:
Plus, some of the nation's largest cities have been turned into bloody battlegrounds and the Obama White House and professional race agitators remain silent. And one NYC hotel is apologizing for disrespecting a Navy officer.
Which is followed by a Rubio campaign video. The video, hosted by Fox News, timed out. According to Rubio:
"If you think about it, we are at the water's edge of the argument that mainstream Christian teaching is hate speech," Rubio told CBN News. "Because today we've reached the point in our society where if you do not support same-sex marriage you are labeled a homophobe and a hater."

Over 200 businesses have now signed the "Texas Competes" equality pledge

The “Texas Competes” pledge now has 236 corporate endorsers. “Texas Competes” is a commitment to LGBT equality. The project was launched by 125 of Texas' largest employers in April, 2015.

At a time when the Texas legislature seems obsessed with attempting to thwart marriage equality it's notable that not everyone in Texas is crazy. Prominent business leaders (many of whom are Republicans) are rightly concerned about the state's ability to compete. Indeed, several highly toxic LGBT bills were allowed to die at the end of the legislative session. That might be because a fair number of the participants in “Texas Competes” also fund the GOP and exert their influence accordingly.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NOM: "Our Chance" and they claim to be broke - again

Photo Credit: NOM
Does that look like 15,000 people?
National Organization for Marriage has gone to the well once more with “Our Chance.” According to NOM they are going to change the world if you just dig a little deeper. The only thing missing is a solicitation for a $65 million jet.
You know what we have done together standing for the truth that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.

Whether bringing nearly 15,000 diverse supporters of marriage to our nation's capital for the March for Marriage or supporting legislation that will protect our First Freedom to act and speak freely in our support for natural marriage—we are in this fight together.

Pious fraud: Did God give devout Christians a pass on deception?

Just another bit of prevarication from the holier-than-thou set. The marine in question is being court-martialed for disobeying a direct order, not for displaying bible verses.

Vatican official claims that Irish marriage equality is "a defeat for humanity"

According to Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Irish vote to allow same-sex marriage was a "defeat for humanity." On Vatican radio, the pampered prelate is also reported to have said "I was very saddened by this result." Poor him.

Parolin is Pope Francis' most senior Vatican official.

What does NOM's transphobic bigotry have to do with marriage?

National Organization for Marriage
In a blog post dated yesterday (but actually published today) National Organization for Marriage reveals its utter bigotry towards transgender people. It's worth noting that fundamentalist Catholics do not seem to believe that transgender people even exist. They are just confused individuals. The post titled “If for No Other Reason, Protect the Family for the Sake of the Children,” is not attributed to a specific author.

Part of this post is based on a piece on the Heritage blog, Daily Signal, by Denise Shick. Shick, who claims to have been raised by a transgender father, campaigns against adoption by transgender individuals. A NOM staffer did write the opening paragraph of this rubbish. Furthermore, the publishing delay on a group of posts suggests that they were subject to editorial approval by someone higher up in the organization. The disdain for transgender citizens is unmistakable:

Mohler: The Boy Scouts are doomed

Albert Mohler

On Wednesday, Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary took to his blog to write “A Requiem for the Boy Scouts.” According to Mohler:
The Boy Scouts were doomed the moment the national leadership decided to preserve the organization at the cost of the values and ideals that gave it birth. Speaking to a national meeting of Boy Scouts of America leaders, President Robert Gates, former Secretary of Defense and former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, called for the B.S.A. to abandon its policy of allowing the participation of openly gay scouts, but not the involvement of openly-gay adults.