Friday, October 31, 2014

This photo of Porno Pete requires little explanation

Peter LaBarbera

LaBarbera is going to do the same anti-gay hate shit until he dies. One day his children are going to be very embarrassed.

Rather flaccid, pathetic really

National Organization for Marriage is trolling for donations with something that has absolutely nothing to do with marriage. It's not national either and it sure as hell isn't well organized. Uh huh, it is Houston hoax time, again. NOM, FRC and a string of other anti-gay hate groups and speakers are going to protest something that was never really happening in the first place and now is not happening at all. These folks live to be persecuted. I am not wasting another keystroke to debunk the Houston hoax.

There was a time when NOMmers insisted that they were not anti-gay, just opposed to same-sex marriage. At least they have dropped the pretense. NOM are angry, greedy, homophobic white people always asking for money.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bishops befuddled as Catholic universities offer same-sex partner/spouse benefits

University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame announced this month that it will offer benefits to all legally married spouses of employees. Notre Dame officials said the university had to follow state employment laws and said it still supported the traditional Catholic teaching that marriage is between one man and one woman. In all 22 Jesuit universities now provide benefits to same-sex partners.

Howevery, Notre Dame’s president, the Rev. John Jenkins, added that beyond the legal obligations “we recognize an urgent call to welcome, support and cherish gay and lesbian brothers and sisters, who have been too often marginalized and even ostracized, and many of whom bear the scars of such treatment.” He doesn't seem to be screaming something about religious liberty being trampled upon (which is all the rage these days).

NOM's deceptive end game

Brian S. Brown - National Organization for Marriage
National Organization for Marriage is betting its future on the 2014 mid-term elections. Brian Brown is fighting to keep his job. It is, at least in their view, a final chance for both relevance and survival. Today, Brian Brown, NOM's president reminds supporters Only Five Short Days... It is a money-beg. It is also highly disingenuous.

Money:
Won’t you please help us turn out the conservative base that values life and marriage by making a generous donation of $35, $50, $100, $500 or even $1,000 or more right away?
Bullshit:
A pro-marriage majority in the Senate will allow us to advance critical pro-marriage legislation. It will be a powerful check on the Obama Administration’s stealth campaign to redefine marriage through executive order and "regulation." And it will be an obstacle to Obama appointing extremist, activist federal judges to the bench who are willing to throw out the votes of millions of Americans because they arrogantly believe their personal views trump the outcome of elections in over thirty states where voters have stood for the truth of marriage.

ERLC & Al Mohler v. PFOX v. Relevance

Al Mohler
According to American Family Association's “news” blog, Albert Mohler, head of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, addressed more than 1,000 evangelical pastors and others attending the three-day conference held by Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). Mohler stated that he was wrong years ago when he said “same-sex attraction could be changed.” This came on the heels of a statement by ERLC head, Russell Moore who stated that the ERLC no longer supports reparative therapy.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

"The Future of Florida in the Balance"

At precisely 3:00 PM I was invited to join a conference call “Today @ 2:00PM.” How urgent can it be if they screw up the email invites?

Presumably these folks think that Florida is at the precipice formed by the potential (re)election of Charlie Crist to be our next governor. Charlie has a slim lead in the polls in spite of Rick Scott spending millions of his own dollars on negative advertising. Charlie has promised to withdraw the state's legal defense of the same-sex marriage ban.

Ms. "Bait & Switch" now claims that singles and gay rights that will abolish ALL marriage

Stella Morabiito
Last April Stella Morabito claimed in The Federalist that same-sex marriage was a “bait and switch” proposition. The goal of the gay community wasn't equality, she claimed, but abolishing the institution of marriage. Exactly why we would go through this much trouble to effect a nuclear solution is never adequately explained. According to Ms. Morabito (a Defender of the Faith™):
Abolishing all civil marriage is the primary goal of the elites who have been pushing same sex marriage. The scheme called “marriage equality” is not an end in itself, and never really has been. The LGBT agenda has spawned too many other disparate agendas hostile to the existence of marriage, making marriage “unsustainable,” if you will. By now we should be able to hear the growing drumbeat to abolish civil marriage, as well as to legalize polygamy and all manner of reproductive technologies.