Friday, July 20, 2018

Apparently we have caused the sky to fall or, ... something

Amy Contrada
LGBT people cause Amy Contrada of Mass Resistance "fame" to become hopelessly unhinged (I edited this photo to remove some graffiti)
These days, LifeSiteNews will regurgitate just about anything if it expresses a sufficient amount of LGBT hate. That includes: LGBT extremists have destroyed the Saint Patrick’s Day parade in Boston by Amy Contrada. Contrada is affiliated with the vile hate group, Mass Resistance. Contrada seems to be a relatively intelligent person who has an extreme personality disorder. LGBT people cause Contrada to come unglued to the point of dementia.

Contrada writes:
In 1995, a remarkable 9-0 ruling was handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court. A Catholic veterans' group, organizers of the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston, were vindicated in their refusal to allow a homosexual activist group to march in their parade.…

Blame Trump - Not mythical LGBT activists

Elaine Donnelly
Elaine Donnelly, Center for Military Readiness
According to American Family Association, an anti-LGBT hate group: LGBT harassing groups against transgenders in military.
A Michigan-based Christian law firm has taken action to stop LGBT activists groups ongoing intimidation and harassment of organizations opposed to transgenders serving in the military.
What they are really complaining about is document production in a federal lawsuit regarding the service of transgender people (“transgender,” is an adjective, not a noun). What they are referring to is Elaine Donnely's group, Center for Military Readiness, now being represented by the ultra-conservative Catholic Thomas More Law Center. But let us back up a bit.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The next time AFTAH or AFA complain about hate group designations, remind them of their linking gays to child molesters

Peter LaBarbera
Peter LaBarbera is advancing a mindless conspiracy theory
I have written about this before. Now it's Peter LaBarbera advancing a hoax at American Family Association's blog. This is just one of the reasons that AFA and LaBarbera's org, Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, are designated as hate groups by Southern Poverty Law Center. AFA's polemic is titled: LGBTQ runs from adding MAP to alphabet soup. “MAP” is shorthand for Minor Attracted Person and none of this is true.

This meme involves The Prevention Project. It is a highly respected endeavor to prevent pedophiles from being child molesters. The program has been academically structured and it is based on science. Disparaging this organization to embarrass LGBT people is deplorable.

Has Starbucks become discriminatory?

A Starbucks store within Salt Lake International Airport
Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) is in the process of opening stores inside Publix supermarkets in Florida. That creates a number of concerns. The arrangement creates a considerable culture clash.

Starbucks is a robust supporter of LGBT equality. It enjoys a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. On January 24, 2012 the company issued a memorandum in support of marriage equality (courtesy of an outraged National Organization for Marriage).

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

It would be easy to dismiss Ruth Inst and Daniel Mattson as harmless religious zealots

Daniel Mattson
Daniel Mattson is a self-promoting, self-loathing anti-gay religious zealot. His message offered as love is a message of hate.
Ruth Institute, an anti-LGBT hate group, is promoting Daniel Mattson. Mattson, a gay man (he will say “same-sex attracted”) is a Courage Ministry alumnus. He claims to be celibate and extremely happy. If he wants to become a eunuch to conform to the teachings of his religion, so be it. I think that his actions are idiotic but relatively harmless.

However, things are not quite that simple. Mattson has become a very visible symbol of Catholic piety. He has appeared in a film promoting some form of conversion therapy and he has written a book. Mattson was the keynote speaker and received the “Public Witness Award” at the Ruth Institute banquet last month. Mattson also has plenty of advice to deliver to parents and children.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

According to Liberty Counsel the mere presence of a trans person poses a threat

Mad Mat Staver
On Friday I received an email from hate group leader "Mad" Mat Staver. The subject reads: FL Fitness Center Endangers Women. It is an inaccurate and bigoted transphobic diatribe. A woman identified only as “Mrs. H.” went unhinged over the presence of a transgender woman in a women's facility at a Planet Fitness in Florida. The transgender woman is identified as Jordan Rice.

I have been unable to locate Ms. Rice. It is not Jordan Rice, the poet. As for Planet Fitness, the franchiser, they are headquartered in New Hampshire. I have made certain that senior-level personnel, the local franchisee and others know that Liberty Counsel is a hate group.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Pen name? Nah - Just an anonymous coward and crank

Monday, Declan Carrick Lyons writes: LGBTQIA: It’s the Taxonomy, Stupid. Taxonomy, by the way, is the science of defining and naming groups of biological organisms on the basis of shared characteristics.

According to Lyons:
Declan Carrick Lyons is the pen name of a veteran Catholic writer and thinker, catechist, liturgist, and musician, with three decades of experience in parish ministry. He lives in Middle America. He can be reached at DeclanCLyons@gmail.com.
Lyons has written three pieces at Crisis: