Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Bill May: Which 38 pray tell?

William B. May via YouTube
According to an email sent to supporters this morning (in part below), Bill May head of the oddly named “Marriage Reality Movement” (actually Catholics for the Common Good) has a plan to “take back marriage.” Of course that means re-instituting marriage discrimination by somehow overturning the decision of the Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges. There are two ways to do this — neither of which is likely to succeed.

These things take time. Time is definitely not on Mr. May's side. Experience dictates that the longer people are exposed to same-sex marriage, the less opposed they become. One reason for this is that none of the parade of horribles that opponents claim would happen actually happen.

AFA wants donors to pay for their year-end report

Based in Tupelo, Mississippi, American Family Association is an anti-gay hate group. Its president, Tim Wildmon, is the idiot son of founder (and now retired) Don Wildmon. In addition to being homophobic Don is an anti-Semitic prick. Somewhere in his closet is probably a sheet with eye-holes. Neither of these people have reined in their odious mouthpiece, Brian Fischer.

AFA has released its year-end report. According to Tim:

Any anonymous crackpot can post a piece to Witherspoon's blog if they are sufficiently anti-gay

Tuesday, a pseudonymous writer provides Witherspoon Institute's blog with a piece titled “Crybullies Aren’t Just for College: On Corporations and LGBTQ Political Correctness.” “D.B. Holiday” is credited as the author of the piece. According to the mini-bio at the end of the polemic: “D.B. Holiday works in corporate America. He’d like to keep it that way.” If identified, he or she would more likely face retribution for the lackluster reasoning, logical fallacies and unsupported conspiracy theories rather than the glaring homophobia reflected in this outpouring.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Equality for all is more American than Ryan Anderson's provision of equality for some

Monday, Ryan T. Anderson has penned a painfully verbose (8,000+ word) piece on the Heritage Foundation blog, Daily Signal. According to Anderson “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Laws Threaten Freedom.” I will not quote from it and I will attempt to be more economical with verbiage than Mr. Anderson.

The bottom line to all of this is that Anderson disapproves of gay people because the Catholic Church disapproves of gay people. Similarly, he believes that transgender citizens are confused about their sexuality because the Catholic Church teaches that transgender citizens are confused about their sexuality. Mr. Anderson, you see, is a Defender of the Faith™.

Certain ironies are priceless

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It's Monday - There must be a new polemic from Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas
“Fuck science”
What is with Eric Metaxas lately? We knew that he was a fundamentalist Christian and suffered from the self-destruction of critical thinking that comes with biblical literalism. Now it seems that he needs to air his odd views (along with symptoms of his personality disorder) on a daily basis. Today, Mr. Metaxas plays geneticist and, well … you know what's coming. Metaxas writes for the Christian Post, “Philanderers Were Born That Way?” Very clever. According to Metaxas:

Sunday, November 29, 2015

NOM's financial woes continue but they remain a danger

Brian S. Brown
In spite of having little money to work with
Mr. Brown remains a pernicious dick
National Organization for Marriage finally released their 2014 tax returns (form 990) for NOM and NOM Education Fund which are a 501(c)4 and 501(c)3 respectively. NOM now has co-chairs. Eastman and the Opus Dei eunuch Luis Tellez. It is possible that a large donation was conditioned on some more responsible oversight. Eastman had his hand in the till with nonsensical legal fees which was an enormous conflict of interest.