Saturday, September 29, 2012

My message for Mr. Balling - Inequality Advocate

Riley S. Balling is an associate attorney at Fogg & Powers, an intellectual properly law firm in Minneapolis. Mr. Balling, originally from Utah, is a graduate of Brigham Young University and BYU's law school.

Mr. Balling:

I have read your polemic in the Star Tribune several times in an effort to appreciate how same-sex marriage affects your marriage. At the core of your argument seems to be the notion that same-sex marriage has an adverse affect on children in the abstract.

Regardless of whether gay people can marry or not, the same heterosexual couples are going to marry the same people, bear the same children and, unfortunately, sue for the same divorces. Gay marriage does not alter who raises a single child. Not one!

While you would seemingly prefer otherwise, gays are currently raising approximately two million children in the US. Those are the only children actually affected by gay marriage. Do you really wish to deny those kids the stability and security of married parents? For what purpose?

You continue with:
For many of us who favor traditional marriage, marriage is about raising children in a healthy environment. Thus, any change to the definition of marriage affects our marriage.
For many gay people, marriage is about raising children (largely, those that they have adopted) in a healthy environment. Moreover, that is not exactly compelling logic. You have failed to explain how this change affects you or your children in any meaningful way. You are saying that, if my neighbor changes the color of his living room walls to gray, that affects my white living room because it is changed.

I have seen this argument before. It is usually employed by those seeking to create secular opposition out of a religious objection. In that form it is intellectually dishonest.

Since you have written about children, have you considered, for a second, the pain that you might be inflicting on gay kids? You are telling them that they are less than equal and do not have a full life to look forward to. You are also telling them that they are incapable of being potential parents. At the same time, you are empowering those who are sometimes tormenting those same gay kids. Shame on you for doing that.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Jerome Corsi's New Batshit Drip

Jerome Corsi is famous for being the batshit crazy WND whack job who claims that President Obama is a gay-Kenyan-Muslim-Marxist. Well, now, according to an interview with VCY America, everything you know about fossil fuels is "nonsense."

You may recall learning that oil was allegedly formed by decaying matter from dead dinosaurs. Eventually this was changed to communicate that it was formed by the decaying of ancient forests. When that theory was abandoned, credit was given to plankton and other deep-earth biological materials. Dr. Corsi says it’s all nonsense.

The Nazi’s, who had been making synthetic oil out of coal, knew that oil is abiotic and not a fossil fuel that is biologically made from certain types of decaying matter. They developed what’s known as the Fischer-Tropsch equations which explained that the earth makes oil under intense pressure and heat deep within the earth on an ongoing basis.

To prove his point, Dr. Corsi noted that there is approximately 1.38 trillion barrels of oil in known oil reserves, the most in human history, despite the fact that consumption of oil has doubled since the 1970’s.

Are the environmentalists and our government being dishonest with us when they claim we are running out of oil? You decide when you review this edition of Crosstalk.

For the record, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis was discovered in the 1920's. It requires bio-fuels as part of the process. The Nazis used the process because they had an abundance of coal that they could turn into oil (which they did not have). Moreover, it is fabulously expensive.

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Ruth Institute's Anti-Equality DVD

National Organization for Marriage's Ruth Institute is selling a DVD titled Same-Sex Marriage Affects Everyone. I don't know how many of these things they can sell for $20.00 but the description sounds just thrilling and, and, and you get the "study guide" for free. So a study guide is required to understand the bullshit arguments made in the DVD? It doesn't say much about the presumed intellect of their constituency. I'm sure the whole thing is immeasurably stimulating. zzzzzzzz

Frank Schubert continues to claim that gays are a threat to children

Here's part of the latest email from National Organization for Marriage's Maine inequality campaign. Frank Schubert has no shame:

It gets worse from there but you get the idea. Aside from the inflammatory and offensive rhetoric, Frank needs a better atlas. He also needs to appreciate the fact that we are not in Canada which has an entirely different constitution.
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Four teen suicides in ONE week in one PA county

WITF reports:

Four teens ranging in age from 13 to 16 have killed themselves in a one week span in Luzerne County.

A 15-year-old Pittston Area School District sophomore killed herself Monday night. Hours later a 13-year-old from Hazleton was found dead.

A second Pittston student, 16, killed himself on Friday and a Greater Nanticoke Area eighth-grader killed himself Sept. 18.

Authorities say the suicides don't appear to be related to bullying despite hearsay claims to the contrary from students.

What is it that reduced the self-esteem of these children so much? So tragically? No Bullying?

H/T The New Civil Rights Movement
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NOMnuts - September 27

Well this is fun. NOM is "outing" Sean Fieler as a defender of the faith and Knight Templar. Please. We all know who Mr,. Fieler is. Fieler, a resident of New Jersey, maxed out contributions to every candidate in New York that NOM backed in the GOP primaries (losing two of three). Fieler is also President of Robby George's American Principles Project     the organization that orchestrated a failed attempt to portray Kevin Jennings as a pedophile.

Do people really fall for this self-victimization BS?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Blankenhorn's Org Not Quite All the Way There

I admire David Blankenhorn. Even before he recanted his opposition to marriage equality he was intellectually honest as a witness in the Proposition 8 case. However, his organization, Institute for American Values has not progressed at the speed of its founder.  Indeed, NOM board membersd Broc Hiatt, Chuck Stetson and Robert George continue to be on the board of directors. Hiatt's organization donated $160,000 to "Yes on 8." For his part, Mr. Stetson warns that "... the recent legitimization of same-sex marriage in New York is perilous to the state’s fiscal future and is akin to legislating public policy against believers." But I digress.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

FRC Compares Homosexuality to Smoking Cigarettes

Family Research Council continues to prove why they are designated a "hate group" by the SPLC. 

In a post written by someone named Sharon Barrett:
Documentation of the negative outcomes of homosexual behavior abounds. For instance, the mortality risk from the active homosexual lifestyle is, on average, double the risk from smoking cigarettes. Surely it is not unloving to tell a friend who smokes that he is shortening his life expectancy by 7-10 years. To say the same to a friend who lives as an active homosexual, however, is unacceptable.
In FRC world, some people have "SSA" or "Same Sex Attractions." In spite of a mountain of science, they are wed to the notion that these "attractions" can be eliminated or diminished. In the alternative, people will simply choose to be celibate. Sexual orientation does not exist in this warped world.

Perhaps Ms. Barrett is Peter Sprigg's alternate. I'd bet that she has comparable background to render these judgments; which means ZEEroh.
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General Mills: It's business, not politics

According to the Star Tribune two shareholders voiced disagreement with General Mills' stance in opposition to the Minnesota marriage amendment. I wonder who those two might be and how much stock they own. Any guesses? ;-)

CEO Ken Powell said:
We see it as a business issue that's not good for our state, our employees and our company. We did not do it as a public relations move.
Two other shareholders commended General Mills for its stance. One agreed that changing the state constitution over marriage rights is a business issue. Another said simply, "I would like to commend you for taking a stand on discrimination of any kind in the workplace."

And NOM's take? General Mills Shareholders Take Company to Task Over SSM Endorsement. What a surprise.
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Now THIS is Chutzpah

The current program of VCY America (Voice of Christian Youth) is titled Disinformation Age. And just whom do they have as their guest?
David Kupelian is an award-winning journalist, Vice President and Managing Editor of WND. He is the editor of Whistleblower and the author of The Marketing of Evil and its sequel, How Evil Works.
Indeed. Let's here from the Managing Editor of Birther Central about the "disinformation age."
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Monday, September 24, 2012

My Email to WaPo's Ombudsman

Some guy named Doug Mainwaring, who claims to be a gay Tea Partier opposed to marriage equality, was given an OpEd in the Washington Post. According to the Post, "The writer is a co-founder of the National Capital Tea Party Patriots." That raises a number of questions including why WaPo would give ink to this crackpot. Is it simply because he claims to be a gay opposing marriage equality? Moreover, exactly who is this guy? Does WaPo even know? Have they done any vetting or did they give space to a staffer at NOM pretending to be gay. Here is my email from earlier today.

From: David Cary Hart
Subject: Questionable Authorship
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:24:12 -0400

Doug Mainwaring, the (supposed) author of an OpEd on marriage equality may not exist. Does anyone know his work or academic background? Does anyone know the size of his supposed Tea Party group? Does anyone even know that he is not just a pseudonym for a staffer at National Organization for Marriage? Was this arranged by Mission Public Affairs/Frank Schubert?

National Capital Tea Party Patriots seems to exist here: No mention of Mainwaring.

Click the profile tab which provides a link to their independent website at: which redirects to a CREDIT REPAIR scam.

Mr. Mainwaring claims to be gay and opposed to gay marriage. He also claims to have once supported same. Can anyone at WP point to anything that this guy ever wrote in support of marriage equality?

Does he get to write an OpEd at the Post because he claims to be that odd gay who is opposed to gay marriage? If, in fact, he really his who he says that he is, WP has fed a very sad person's personality disorder. Even then, WHO IS this guy?

David Hart, South Beach
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FRC's latest "Poor Us"

Tony Perkins, Ken Blackwell and Jerry Boykin have combined for a "poor us" on behalf of Family Research Council on Fox News' website. They have inaptly titled their diatribe Religious liberty, hate and every American's rights. Not surprisingly, their incoherent rant has nothing to do with religious liberty or anyone's rights. It does, though, have much to do with hate.

So let's don our high boots and nose clips and dive right in:

Ex-gay survivor's tales of exorcism in middle England

After $30,000 for controversial conversion therapy, three attempts at exorcism and one failed marriage, Peterson Toscano finally resolved the conflict between his faith and sexuality - he was gay.

It took 17 years to accept it.

Whether called straight to gay, conversion or reparative therapy, the practice Mr Toscano put himself through purports to help individuals change their sexual orientation.

There are those who claim the practice, largely supported by fundamentalist Christian churches, to have changed them from homosexual to heterosexual. They are know as "ex-gay".

But as far as Mr Toscano - who calls himself an "ex-gay survivor" - is concerned, not only does it not work, the process is "psychologically damaging".

      Read the rest at the BBC
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NOM's not so high pitched dog whistle on adoption

Our friends at National Organization for Marriage cannot help themselves. When NOM says that "every child deserves a mommy and daddy" what they are really saying goes beyond advocating for marriage inequality. They want to eliminate adoption and child custody by gay people. As usual for NOM, this originates with a papal pronouncement. In NOM's world, the Pope is infallible and his utterances are the word of God. Ultimately, NOM wants U.S. law to reflect the edicts of the last remaining absolute monarch in Europe. Then there's that pesky Establishment Clause.

"Allowing children to be adopted by persons living in such unions would actually mean doing violence to these children"

I hate what he is doing but I love what he is doing

In Chicago, the Chick-fil-A saga continues. Chicago Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno is holding CFA accountable for their anti-gay activities     if the company wants to expand in the Windy City that is. In return, Chick-fil-A executives seem to be jerking the Alderman around with conflicting public and private statements.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Washington Fundamentalist Bullshit

I received a new email from Joseph Backholm of "Preserve Marriage Washington" that makes three statements:
A: Same-sex couples ALREADY enjoy all the same rights and benefits as married couples in Washington under the domestic partnerships, “Everything But Marriage,” law from 2009.

Vote NO on Florida's Amendment 8

Florida's T-Bag dominated legislature has put the so-called "Religious Freedom" act on the ballot. The title of the bill is misleading. What this bill really does is to allow public tax dollars to fund religious programs and religious schools. It's important to understand that this will divert funds from neighborhood public schools (where they are desperately needed) to private religious institutions.

Because the proposal requires no oversight and provides for no accountability, we will see misuse of tax dollars, massive fraud, and political cronyism. And since there will be no oversight, groups of any kind could merely call themselves a religious organization and get state funding. TIF. This is Florida. We know what will happen. Just look at the massive scam created by charter schools. TIF. We elected a felon as governor. TIF. Florida is already one of the most corrupt states in the Union.

Amendment 8 deliberately shreds the
separation of church and state.

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Cluster cluck

There have been numerous third-party reports regarding Chick-fil-A this week. The memo that they released is tepid at best. Their EEO policy remains:
Chick-fil-A, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment decisions based on any factor protected by federal, state or local law.
While, in theory, that would include LGBT Americans (at least at HQ in Atlanta), it is not exactly welcoming. Nor is it a promotion of diversity. For contrast:

Next Week at SCOTUS

On Monday, the Court will conference to determine the first batch of cases that the justices will hear. Among those is Hollingsworth v. Perry, better known as the California Proposition 8 case. Should the court choose not to hear this case, then marriage equality will be immediately re-instituted in California. Should the court choose to hear the case, we should have a decision by June, 2013. We should know by Tuesday.
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Friday, September 21, 2012

The Sprigg is an imbecile

Family Research Council is a designated hate group at least in part due to the contributions of Peter Sprigg. Sprigg has the pretentious academic title of Senior Fellow for Policy Studies which is odd for someone whose educational background is confined to religion     but this is FRC. He is the genius who claimed that the way to reduce teen suicide is to reduce the number of teens who choose to be gay. He has also said that he wants to criminalize homosexuality.

Enter the one year anniversary of the repeal of DADT. Sprigg has sprung noting that "Advocates of repeal are declaring that the warnings of its opponents, such as Family Research Council, have been proven to be unfounded." Sprigg takes particular issue with a Palm Center study [PDF] concluding:

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Papal Organization for Marriage Inequality

The majority of American Catholics are  in favor of marriage equality. Indeed, the last three governors to sign marriage equality into law are all Catholic (Cuomo - NY, Gregoire - WA and O'Malley - MD). However, National Organization for Marriage was founded by, and is run by, individuals who are very far from the mainstream. They are ultra-conservative Catholics including members of Opus Dei.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ruth Institute Redefines Marriage

Ruth Institute (a division of National Organization for Marriage) is stuck with the same problem that the US Conference of Catholic Bishops endures. There does not exist a coherent secular argument in opposition to marriage equality. Ever since Massachusetts legalized same-sex marriage, more than eight years ago, the Church has been trying to convince everyone else that gay marriage puts an end to civilization as we know it.

NOM should issue hip waders with their press releases

Today National Organization for Marriage seems anxious to distance themselves from Chick-fil-A's WinShape Foundation money. In a press release in Brian Brown's name, NOM claims that they have never received donations from Winshape.

The press release continues:
We support Chick-fil-A's philosophy that every person is treated with 'honor, dignity and respect—regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender;' and we will continue to endorse 'Chick-fil-A Wednesdays' calling upon all supporters of marriage, free speech and religious liberty to thank Chick-fil-A's president, Dan Cathy, for taking a courageous stand to speak out in defense of marriage and his freedom to speak.
First things first:

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Blowhard Bill does it again

Bill Donohue, head of the Catholic League, is another self-styled defender of the faith (in spite of the fact that Blowhard Bill is divorced). Today, in all caps, Bill declares that "MADONNA LIBELS THE POPE." Apparently that is because of a Madonna song that  "ties the pope to hate speech directed at homosexuals. Moreover, photos of gay youths who recently committed suicide are also shown during this sequence."

Monday, September 17, 2012

What on Earth is NOM Crowing About?

A flailing National Organization for Marriage continues to insert their money into New York politics     with questionable results. As an aside, once again they have not complied with campaign finance disclosure. While the final reports have not been filed, NOM claimed to have spent a zillion dollars in last Thursday's primary to unseat Republicans who voted in favor of marriage equality. Yet, NOM PAC NY is reporting about $12,000 in receipts. But I digress.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tony Perkins is an Imbecile

As the Blade reports, Tony Perkins, head of the hate group, Family Research Council, says that parents should neither condone nor enable their kids when it comes to choosing to be homosexual. Perkins further claimed that he wouldn’t "disown my children for anything," but advised parents they should express disapproval if they’re children make such an announcement.

[Video] NOM's continuing confusion of causation and correlation

The marriage twinkie, Kalley Yanta, is at it again. This time she is regurgitating Maggie Gallagher's dishonest argument regarding anti-equality measures and the state's economy. According to Yenta:
A new CNBC study of America's top states for doing business shows that all 10 of the top 10 business-friendly states in America prohibit gay marriage. Furthermore, 9 of the top 10 have marriage protection amendments in their state constitutions that are similar to the one proposed here in Minnesota.

Peter Sprigg's war on gay

Peter Sprigg is Family Research Council's go-to guy on the gay.  I don't know what has inspired organizations like FRC to convey pretentious academic titles but Sprigg is the hate group's "Senior Fellow for Policy Studies." Sprigg has said that he wants to criminalize homosexuality. Sprigg is also the guy who said, in essence, that the way to discourage teen suicide is to discourage teens from choosing to be gay.

That brings us to the discredited Regnerus "study." According to Sprigg:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Protect Marriage Maine: "Our Children Will Suffer"

Same-sex marriage does not change the custody of a single child. The only children affected by marriage equality are those who are being being raised by gay couples.  Indeed, those kids will enjoy the security afforded by having married parents. In spite of logic and truth, this garbage about children and marriage equality continues to flow from NOM campaign manager, Frank Schubert.

I hold the local anti-equality activists in Maine, Bob Emrich and Carroll Conley, responsible as this bullshit is sent in their names. Their behavior has only two explanations; Either they are spectacularly stupid or pathological liars. Similar dishonest crap is all over their website.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

SPLC Urges Public Figures Not to Attend Values Voter Summit

"The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and a coalition of human rights groups have written to several public figures, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, asking them not to speak at this weekend’s Values Voter Summit in Washington. The event is hosted by the Family Research Council (FRC), which the SPLC lists as a hate group for its dissemination of false and demonizing propaganda about the LGBT community."

Read the rest at SPLC's "Hatewatch."
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Gay Marriage Leads to Incest

As with Peter LaBarbera, I rarely bother to read, or write about, anti-gay activist Michael Brown. Brown, a fundamentalist Christian  (Jewish by birth), is irrational. He writes the following in
Here Comes Incest, Just as Predicted 

If all human beings should have the right to marry (or simply be with) the one they love, as proponents of same-sex marriage constantly tell us, then why shouldn’t adult, incestuous couples enjoy that same “right”? Hollywood director Nick Cassavetes is the latest to say, “Why not?”, and I for one am not in the least bit surprised.
After all, if, in discussing his latest film, some director says somethings stupid about incest not being a big deal, hordes of brothers are going to cuddle under the covers with their sisters. Right? And they are going to claim the right to marry. Right? Good for you Mr. Brown. You are one perceptive guy. You sure know how to connect the dots.

How good are your predictions at the track?
How about roulette?

"Professor" Morse?

Gimme a break. Professor of what for whom?

[Video] Some Minnesotans Display Their Lack of Critical Thinking

Where do they find these people?  Last night Rachel Maddow was having some fun over the number of people who, in polls, inexplicably give Mitt Romney more credit than President Obama for killing Bin Laden. Like those people, these Minnesotans will believe just about anything     if it is what they want to believe.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Romney's "Oops" on Meet the Press

Updated: 10:00 PM

I seem to recall Romney's determination to "repeal Obamacare on day one" of his hypothetical presidency.  Yet, on Meet the Press Romney said: "Of course there are a number of things that I like in health care reform that I'm going to put in place. One is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage." Romney also said he would allow young adults to keep their coverage under their parents' health-insurance.

Simply stated, President Obama and Mitt Romney both know that covering pre-existing conditions necessitates the mandate. Without the mandate, people will wait until they get sick to purchase insurance.

Exactly what parts of "Obamacare"
would Romney repeal?

No problem. By Monday Romney will be saying the exact opposite to Tea Party crackpots. He will never explain how to cover pre-existing conditions without the mandate.
Update: Well, I was very wrong. It was only a matter of hours before the campaign realized the implications of what he uttered. According to a Romney spokesman there had been no change in Romney’s position and that "in a competitive environment, the marketplace will make available plans that include coverage for what there is demand for. He was not proposing a federal mandate to require insurance plans to offer those particular features."

Bullshit. Romney knew exactly what he was saying.  Without all of the conditions precedent in Obamacare; to cover pre-existing conditions insurers would have to charge fees that nobody could possibly afford. Obamacare not only adds the mandate but infuses the insurance pool with millions of young people.
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Washington's Bishops Attempt to Redefine Marriage

The bishops of Washington State have issued a "pastoral statement" regarding referendum 74. In the very first paragraph, they demonstrate that they are captives of talking points and devoted to anti-gay rhetoric.
This public policy debate is due in part to historic patterns of injustice toward persons with same-sex attraction.
They are incapable of even referring to us as gays and lesbians. "Persons with same-sex attraction" is a construct used by the religious right to equate sexual orientation to a disease as in "people who suffer with [fill in the blank]." Would anyone ever refer to heterosexuals as "persons with opposite sex attraction?"

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Security One Lending and Pat Boone

A rather shady reverse mortgage company is advertising heavily in the Miami market using Pat Boone  as their spokesman. That's the same Pat Boone who insists that President Obama is a Muslim foreigner ineligible to be President. That is also the same Pat Boone who compared people like me (who advocate for LGBT rights) to the Mumbai terrorists who, by the way, killed 164 people and wounded over 300.

Before I go further, the most important thing to know is that not all reverse mortgage lenders are the same. Any home owner over 62 years of age considering a reverse mortgage should start at the HUD FAQ on reverse mortgages.

As for Security One Lending, is it possible that they do not know that Pat Boone is a birther and a bigot? Maybe they are trying to appeal to people who do know about Mr. Boone.

Maybe they are using Pat Boone because
Anita Bryant wasn't available.
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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Prop 8 Scheduled for 9/24 SCOTUS Conference

The Proposition 8 case (Hollingsworth v Perry) has been distributed in preparation for  conference at the Supreme Court on September 24.

The status page is here.

Robby George's conflict with critical thinking

Robert George is a modern day Knight Templar, and defender of the faith. The religious right considers the Princeton professor an intellectual. My definition of an intellectual includes more than erudition. It requires the individual to be an intellectually honest, and curious, critical thinker.  George has allowed his fundamentalist faith to erode and obstruct his intellect. In the Wall Street Journal, Robby notes:

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Amazing: NARTH claims that WE are the extremists

NARTH persists in promoting thoroughly debunked reparative "therapy." With his signature, Jerry Brown will take the matter out of the clueless NARTH's hands in California and save some helpless kids from being abused and possibly damaged for life. NARTH is not pleased:

Next Sunday's Hate Fest

Hate groups Family Research Council and American Family Association have organized a pre-election simulcast from a Baptist church in Charlotte. Billed as iPledge Sunday: A Call to Faith, Family, and Freedom one can expect the obligatory bashing of "homosexuals," Muslims, Planned Parenthood and, of course, President Barack Obama. The roster of speakers reads like Right Wing Watch's sub-directory list. They include:

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I am deeply touched

Watching the DNC, speaker after speaker after speaker after speaker embraced marriage equality and gay rights as a measure of who we are as a society. I am also watching "our" Rachel Maddow heading up MSNBC's live coverage of the convention. We have had a great night.

AFA Oy Veh

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 18:  Actor Jason Biggs ...
OK. I admit it. I am often amused by the silly boycotts and campaigns of the (hate group) American "Family" Association. From time to time, gays, Muslims, Jews, Mormons and Native Americans are all fair game for these nitwits. And that's just for starters. So what is pissing off the AFA today? It's Jason Biggs that is pissing off the AFA today. AFA does not like Jason Biggs' tweets.

I'll get back to Mr. Biggs in a moment. But first, AFA employs Bryan Fischer as their Director of Public Policy. Mr. Fischer spews a constant stream of hate over the radio for several hours every day. You can catch up on some of Fischer's verbal spasms at Right Wing Watch.

By virtue of employing Bryan Fischer, AFA has forfeited any right to complain about anyone else!

Monday, September 3, 2012

BLAG v Gill (DOMA) in Brief

In early August, 15 states filed a friend of the court brief with the US Supreme Court supporting DOMA. While the counsel of record is the Solicitor General of the State of Indiana, it is obvious that they were in consultation with NOM's numerous attorneys. The core of their argument against marriage equality is:

Oh, those NOM links

NOM is linking to a piece by ADF which states Regnerus Study Vindicated. Well, ADF, that's not entirely correct. Mark Regnerus was cleared of academic misconduct by UT, Austin which did not look into either the merits or methodology of the study. Ultimately, they found that Regnerus is innocent of plagiarism and fraud.

Academics are free to author intellectually mediocre, sloppy, poorly reasoned and incoherent studies. Doing so is not academic malfeasance.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

No exception for rape or incest? Really?

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TREASURE ISLAND (CBSMiami/AP) — An 11-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital last week after she complained of stomach pains. Tests showed she was pregnant. The mother’s live in boyfriend, Gregory Johns, fled the hospital.

Who on earth could possibly want an 11 year-old child to carry her rapist's pregnancy to term?

Answer: The mullahs who are currently in charge of the Republican party including Paul Ryan.

These people are insane!
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Saturday, September 1, 2012

NARTH fighting for right to abuse children

NARTH is extremely upset that California is on the verge of prohibiting the use of so-called reorientation "therapy" on minors to turn them from gay to straight. The bill has now passed both houses of the legislature. Governor Brown is expected to sign it shortly. Thus, NARTH has teamed up with their old friend Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel.

The Romney Method

This is what appeared in LifesiteNews. It requires no commentary from me other than the obvious that nobody knows what this guy really thinks about anything:

TAMPA, August 31, 2012, ( – Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney misspoke this week when he said he believed abortion should be permitted if a doctor says the “health” of the mother might be compromised, according to the leader of one of the nation’s leading pro-life organizations.