Friday, May 30, 2014

Break out the Kool-Aid - Brian Brown believes his own bullshit

Brian S. Brown - National Organization for Marriage
I almost feel sorry for Brian Brown, head of National Organization for Marriage. The “almost” is due to the fact that, Brown is slavishly devoted to his religious beliefs superstitions to the detriment of the gay community. I am not going to make his problem become our problem. Today's email missive from NOM contains an interesting paragraph:
We’re in a historic battle, a fight for one of the great truths of civilization – that marriage as one man and one woman is an essential element of a thriving society based on strong families. It’s not only God’s design for humankind, it’s been proven throughout history to be the most beneficial relationship for men and women, for any children born of their union, and for society as a whole. How fortunate we are to be able to demonstrate our support for preserving marriage in the law!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

John and Brian's excellent adventure continues in Maine

English: United States Supreme Court building ...
The docket for National Organization for Marriage and American Principles in Action (a Robby George group) v. Maine is long and complex (provided, in full, below). It includes 57 pages of 281 items from 10/21/2009 through 3/8/2013. It involves numerous discovery disputes, appeals and judgments. This included two attempts to have the United States Supreme Court intervene. The Supreme Court declined to hear the case twice. The matter was “concluded” on February 11, 2011:

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Just how much money is NOM's chairman taking out of NOM in fees?

John Eastman
The Ever Creepy
John Eastman
John Eastman, chairman of National Organization for Marriage seems to be everywhere these days. Among other things he is representing NOM in their suit against the IRS. He personally deposed Fred Karger. He has been in Oregon fighting a futile effort to intervene in Oregon's marriage equality litigation. Eastman is battling in Maine as well; contesting a proposed fine in excess of $50,000 for violation of the state's campaign finance disclosure laws.

Just yesterday we learned that Eastman has filed a brief with the US Supreme Court to stay Oregon's marriage decision. Given that Justice Kennedy is responsible for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, that is also likely to be a futile enterprise. Is his meter always running on behalf of NOM? One wonders what other legal endeavors Eastman has been involved in for his new best client? He hasn't demonstrated much success.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

NOM too bright

National Organization for Marriage
The zealots at National Organization for Marriage have never been thought to have blazing intellects. The Defenders of the Faith willingly surrender critical thinking in order to be true believers. Today is no different from most days.

NOM highlights an April 30 piece in Crisis Magazine (“A Voice for the Faithful Catholic Laity.”) titled “Logic: What’s Missing from Public Discourse.” It is what the unidentified NOM blogger writes before and after the piece that is very interesting. Here's the intro:
Logic and reason show us that there is only one definition of marriage--and defending marriage means persevering against emotional arguments and ad hominem attacks.  Opponents of marriage often try to change the subject, make illogical arguments and false promises about "equality," and personally attack those who defend marriage.

Charles Van Zant has a new defender who reveals part of The Homosexual Agenda

We all remember Florida State Representative Charles Van Zant. Charlie is the guy who said, of Common Core, that the new curriculum standards will turn kids gay:
These people, that will now receive $220 million from the state of Florida unless this is stopped, will promote double-mindedness in state education and attract every one of your children to become as homosexual as they possibly can. I’m sorry to report that to you.
Dr. Raymond Johnson
Van Zant has a new defender in the form of “Dr.” Raymond Johnson. Johnson runs something called Biblical Concepts Ministries. According to Johnson:

Saturday, May 24, 2014

ADF attempts to make Barronelle Stutzman a hero

Barronelle Stutzman – owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland, WA – is the imbecile who decided that selling flowers is some sort of religious sacrament. She refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding in violation of Washington's anti-discrimination laws for a public accommodation.

The very purpose of anti-discrimination laws is to prevent people from making decisions about who they will serve. There are no religious exemptions. The ACLU explained this in their letter to Stutzman:

Friday, May 23, 2014

Does Joseph Backholm EVER get ANYTHING correct?

Joseph Backholm
Futility: Joseph Backholm schlepping petitions
in a losing effort to ban gay marriage
Joseph Backholm is head of the Family Policy Institute of Washington. Today, he has a post on one of Focus on the Family's blogs titled “Washington State: Marriage Chaos.” The immediate problem is that not one word of his lengthy diatribe has anything to do with Washington. Apparently there are no consequences to marriage equality in his state (as we have asserted for years) or he surely would cite them. We start our adventure with United States v. Windsor:
While the court said it was not interfering with the thirty-two state constitutional amendments defining marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman, it was clear that within the bizarre decision was all the ammunition an activist judge would need in order to unilaterally overturn them.

I just received my invite from Family Research Council

 “It is the everyone clap real hard for Tinkerbell approach.”

Robby George (chairman emeritus of National Organization for Marriage) is no longer on the board of the hate group, Family Research Council. Nevertheless, NOM and FRC continue to work closely together promoting marriage discrimination. Today I received, via email, my “Invitation to Join the National March for Marriage.” It came from FRC which is one of the sponsors. Presumably I am supposed to be flattered by the invite. I am not.

FRC's  missive contains the usual blather including; “Marriage matters for our society because it is the institution that brings together a man and a woman to be father and mother to their children.” That line has been in every amicus brief ever filed in opposition to marriage equality.  It hasn't worked yet but it just sounds so compelling. Or at least they think that it does. Critical thinkers know that it is a blatant lie.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Ryan Anderson writes more fiction about marriage for the National Review

Ryan T.  Anderson
Brian Brown, head of National Organization for Marriage is extremely impressed with a piece that Ryan Anderson wrote for the National Review. So much so that he sent out an email blast to the base with instructions to  “Share This Far & Wide.” That is problematic because Anderson offers the same BS that he has been exuding for years — with some elevated self-delusion. It's not even repackaged.

According to Mr. Anderson people want to embrace his vision of marriage which excludes gays. They are easily persuaded if only they are better informed by someone like Anderson:

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Philly archbishop calls Jones decision a "mistake"

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, in a statement, called the decision by U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones III to strike down Pennsylvania's Defense of Marriage Act “a mistake with long-term, negative consequences.”

They never seem to know what those consequences might be nor why they have not been demonstrated in Massachusetts. All we get is vague notions of how permitting a small segment of the society to marry will mysteriously cause the institution to go to ruin. One other thing that they never explain is why society should deny the benefits of marriage to children being raised by gay parents; a couple of million at last estimate.

Divining the rather fine line between ignorance and sheer stupidity

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
— Albert Einstein

American Family Association's "news" site has never been known for sharp intellectual discourse. The hate group is more interested in appealing to its conservative Baptist base than it is in calling upon its readers to utilize critical thinking.

In a piece this morning we are provided with commentary from NOM's Christopher Plante and Diane Gramley of the American Family Association of Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Pennsylvanians rushing to obtain marriage licenses

PA Gov. Tom Corbett
Gay couples are racing to pick up marriage licenses in Pennsylvania now that US District Court Judge John E. Jones III has ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

County offices in Philadelphia are staying open late to give out applications. The office in Pittsburgh is taking applications online.

Poor Tony has another bad day

I am so pissed off right now
Tony Perkins, head of the hate group Family Research Council, is mightily displeased by Judge Jones' decision in Pennsylvania striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional. Well I guess that Perkins is entitled to vent:
Judge Jones ruling has no basis in Supreme Court precedent, and lacks any foundation in the text of the Constitution, or in the history or traditions of our country. Instead, he substituted his own personal dogmatic ideology as he proclaimed that any recognition of natural marriage should be thrown 'into the ash heap of history.'
Did Perkins read the opinion in United States v. Windsor or does he just make this goofy stuff up as he goes along? Seriously. Windsor is quite clear with respect to equal protection and due process protections. Moreover, Justice Kennedy was unambiguous when he wrote that states can regulate marriage providing that they do not interfere with the civil rights of citizens.

PA: View full opinion - Judge finds that marriage ban violates equal protection and due process

“We are better people than these laws represent and it's time to discard them into the ash heap of history.”

US District Court Judge John E. Jones III
for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

PA Ruling makes it 14 in a row since Windsor

This afternoon US District Court Judge John E. Jones III, an appointee of George W. Bush, struck down Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage. Judge Jones ruled that the ban was unconstitutional.

This is the 14th similar decision, in a row, to nullify state marriage bans since the United States Supreme Court ruled that Section 3 of DOMA was unconstitutional in United States v. Windsor.

Plane Stupid!

Florida Family Association
Florida Family Association (David Caton) Money Beg

David Caton's one-man hate factory, Florida Family Association, is doing its civic duty; Warning people of the gay contagion if they enter Disney World on June 7. Criticizing the uncommonly dim-witted Mr. Caton is almost unsporting. Today's email blast claims:
Every year since 1991 Disney World in Orlando Florida has allowed thousands of LGBT minded people to hold a coming out event on the first Saturday of June.

A strange silence from NOM - Oregon and the IRS

In his dissent in United States v. Windsor Justice Alito questions whether those who oppose same-sex marriage will be cast “in the role of bigots or superstitious fools.”

NOM Crying Towel
Ordinarily National Organization for Marriage promptly responds with outrage after every marriage decision that doesn't go their way. Presumably these bulletins are crafted by CRC Public Relations (of Swift Boat fame). Oregon became a marriage equality state at 3:05 yesterday afternoon. Perhaps they needed to refill their indignity tank.

With mounting losses for NOM and the bishops (are they the same thing?) national marriage equality becomes more inevitable which should make it harder for NOM to raise funds. In addition, as more states recognize same-sex marriage it becomes increasingly moronic to suggest that we will suffer toad rain or some other calamity as a result.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Tony Perkins edits his cut-and-paste for Oregon

Tony Perkins

Tony Perkins, head of the hate group Family Research Council, has reacted to a judge's decision in Oregon. Earlier today, US District Court Judge Michael McShane ruled that Oregon's ban of same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. The effect is that same-sex marriages will begin (or have begun) immediately. Mr. Perkins is displeased. In an email blast titled “Oregon Marriage Ruling Disregards Rule of Law, Voters” Perkins claims:
This is another lawless decision that the Supreme Court has not provided any precedent for. The Supreme Court has said nothing that would give a federal judge the right to redefine marriage. In fact, the Supreme Court has granted stays in comparable cases which this judge failed to do.

McShane: Gay couples would be unequal to married felons, deadbeats and mail-order brides

Plaintiffs consider the time, energy, and sacrifice they devote to building a meaningful life with their loved ones, but find their efforts less worthy in the eyes of the law. They face a tiered system of recognition that grants greater legal status to married felons, deadbeat parents, and mail-order brides. They see no rationale for such treatment, and are angered by what they perceive as state-sanctioned discrimination against them. Accordingly, the plaintiffs request that the state's laws withholding civil marriage from same-gender couples be found unconstitutional.
Judge Michael J. McShane, US District Court for the District of Oregon
May 19, 2014

It's official - Oregon is #18!

U.S. District Judge Michael McShane's issued a decision this afternoon that nullifies Oregon's ban of same-sex marriage. Oregon county clerks have been prepared to issue marriage licenses immediately.

Expect the National Organization for Marriage to dig up the outrage over defying the will of the people shortly. All they have to do is to recycle the Proposition 8 bullshit.
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9th Circuit denies NOM's request for a stay

National Organization for Marriage
National Organization for Marriage's attempt to stall the likely decision of a federal  judge in Oregon today has been thwarted. The Appeals Court has now cleared the way for Oregon to become a marriage equality state as of this afternoon.
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Hasn't NOM wasted enough taxpayer money?

NOM is desperate to intervene in the Oregon marriage case to represent its “members.” Actually, the reason that they want to intervene is to provide a means of delaying the inevitable. Due to the fact that the state does not oppose nullification of Oregon's marriage amendment, there is nobody with “standing” to appeal a likely Federal District Court ruling. This means that a the judge hearing this case will be the final arbiter of marriage equality in Oregon. It is similar to the situation that existed in New Jersey. If NOM could intervene they could stall matters for a year or two as cases make their way to the Supreme Court.

The issue of Article III legal “standing” was settled by the US Supreme Court in the Proposition 8 trials. The Court ruled that outside groups cannot substitute for state officials who choose not to defend a law that they feel is unconstitutional.

NOM may face more than $50,000 in fines in Maine

National Organization for Marriage
According to the Bangor Daily News, Maine ethics investigators are recommending more than $50,000 in fines for National Organization for Marriage for failing to register and disclose its activities in Maine’s 2009 same-sex marriage referendum.
“The staff view NOM’s failure to register and file financial reports as a significant violation of law,” wrote ethics commission director Jonathan Wayne in an April 9 memo to commissioners. “Maine people deserve to know who is funding political campaigns to influence their vote.”
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NOM partners with anti-shariah crackpot

This is Dean Welty, head of Valley Family Forum in Harrisburg, VA. According to National Organization for Marriage, Brian Brown is to keynote VFF's “family dinner” this month and they are chartering a bus to NOM's ridiculous “marriage march.”

Catholic extremists are driving the African-American wedge

A cadre of ultra-conservative Catholics has intentionally spawned irrational hatred of gays in the black community.

Many of you saw this video last week. A crazed pastor is screaming, to raucous applause, “you are my enemy.” This gratuitous vitriol is the result of a carefully crafted strategy. It started with William B. May, president of Catholics for the Common Good. It was explicated by National Organization for Marriage and it is being carried out by the Thomas More Law Center which was created by Tom Monaghan. It is the continuing effort to drive a wedge between the Black and gay communities in order to stall or prevent marriage equality.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Freedom to Marry's newest video - Ten years of progress

Actually, Evan Wolfson, Founder of Freedom to Marry, has been at this for decades. One of the more compelling parts of this video is the appearance of John Lewis. As a courageous leader of the civil rights movement (one of the Big Six), Lewis was beaten and jailed on numerous occasions.
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At Ten Years of Marriage Equality - Where are the Consequences?

Marriage Equality USA logo
Tomorrow we celebrate ten years of marriage equality in Massachusetts. Maggie Gallagher always insisted that “gay marriage has consequences.” Could she describe all of the adverse consequences of same-sex marriage based on the experience of Massachusetts?

Yesterday I wrote about Dr. Carson Holloway's piece on Witherspoon Institute's blog. Holloway is a scholar yet the best he could come up with in a very lengthy diatribe is theory that the marriages of gay couples have some mysterious effect on the children of so-called traditional marriages. No mention of Massachusetts.

Interesting Florida marriage case about economic justice

A Florida Atlantic University student is asking the courts to recognize his same-sex marriage so he can pay in-state tuition rates. The suit, filed in the Fourth District Court of Appeals, argues that Florida’s laws barring recognition of valid out of state marriages of same sex couples violates the United States Constitution.

Gildas Dousset was a student at FAU.  He and his spouse, Paul Rubio (who is a Florida resident), married in Massachusetts in 2013.  Dousset applied for in-state tuition as the spouse of a Florida resident. His application was denied.
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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Carson Holloway condemns premature evacuation on behalf of the Church

Carson Holloway
Carson Holloway
Through its blog, Witherspoon Institute (which is run by an Opus Dei numerary) provides an outlet for Catholic extremism. Today it is Carson Holloway's turn to vent. Holloway, an associate professor of political science at University of Nebraska was a William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life at Princeton University's James Madison Program in 2005. That, of course, is Robby George's program at Princeton. George is also the co-founder of both Witherspoon and National Organization for Marriage. There is something incestuous about all of this.

Holloway's piece on the blog is titled “Premature Talk of Surrender on Same-Sex Marriage.” Holloway seems to believe that marriage discrimination is an issue of principle and mandates that the GOP continue to advance the agenda of the Church. He also attempts to bundle it with reproductive choice.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

NOM vows to file appeal re denial of right to intervene in Oregon

National Organization for Marriage
As you might know, National Organization for Marriage spent considerable time and money attempting to intervene "on behalf of its members" in the Oregon marriage equality trial. I presumed that the motion would be denied on the basis that NOM could not demonstrate an interest in the outcome. Apparently the motion was denied for failing to file the motion on time. So now they will spend more time and more money on an appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. According to their chairman, John Eastman:

NOM comically reacts to Arkansas judge as expected

The graphic from the National Organization for Marriage email blast tells you all that you need to know. The judge made a decision that NOM doesn't like so the remedy is impeachment, of course. Today NOM was denied the right to intervene in Oregon. Expect another similar missive shortly.
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Would we tolerate such blatant anti-Semitism?

This schmuck misspelled Romney
On his personal blog, the news director at a radio station in rural Kentucky was suspended and then terminated. Among other things (the post has since been taken down) he quoted James Edwards claiming that Jews hate Christians and are determined to undermine Christianity through their distribution of pornography. He also quoted Don Wildmon, retired head of American Family Association, that Jews control the media and they are too accepting of homosexuality which is why the media is "pro-homosexual."

The news director also asserted that the Rothschild family controls the Federal Reserve and, quoting from the Protocols of the Elders of Zion claimed that Jews want to take over the world. Finally he said that the Holocaust was a hoax designed to spread anti-Christian feelings.

Blockhead Bryan's further reactions to Idaho victory for equality

According to the "news" site of the hate group American Family Association, Blockhead Bryan Fischer explains it all for you:
Bryan Fischer
"The reality is that homosexuals already have full marriage equality in all 50 states," he explains, "because they can get married to one adult, non-relative member of the opposite sex just like everybody else – that is full equality under the law.

"So in reality homosexuals do not want equal rights, they want special rights."
Blockhead Bryan is posing the same argument that failed in Loving v. Virginia. It is just rhetorical nonsense. Marrying someone of your choice is a basic human right.

Phil Gingrey runs blatantly homophobic campaign ad

Phil Gingrey is currently representing Georgia's 11th District in the U.S. House. He is now running for the U.S. Senate to fill the seat held by retiring Senator Saxby Chambliss. One of his opponents in the Republican primary is Karen Handel. What makes this worse is that Gingrey's is a physician. He really knows better — or at least he should.

Gingrey trails Handel in the polls (which are all over the place) and is probably third behind businessman David Perdue and Rep. Jack Kingston. We'll see if the GOP offers guidance to candidates on gay baiting (probably not).
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Religion News Service and others react to Idaho decision

Religion News Service is based at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Reflecting on yesterday's decision in Idaho in their morning roundup:
Hey, a judge in Idaho struck down that state’s ban on gay marriage! Oh, I guess that sort of thing doesn’t really qualify as news any more.

On to more pressing matters …

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sam vs. Tebow - Is there a double standard?

At Charisma News, Jennifer LeClaire writes “Michael Sam vs. Tim Tebow: Is It a Double Standard or Just Pure Christian Intolerance?” LeClaire went on to quote Donald Trump who chimed in on the double-standard meme.

Of course Ms. LeClaire presents a false choice if there is neither a double standard nor Christian intolerance. LeClaire goes on to suggest:
Tim Tebow bowed a knee to Jesus Christ in prayer before every football game and took plenty of flack for his so-called "Tebowing." Indeed, NFL players mocked his ritual—but not one of them that I know of was sent to Christian sensitivity training to learn how not to offend the faith-filled footballer and his many fans.

Does NOM have an obsession for pissing money away?

Jeff Bell
National Organization for Marriage has a new cause. This time it is Jeff Bell, a 70 year-old native of Virginia (for the past 31 years) who wants to challenge New Jersey Senator Cory Booker. Bell leased an apartment in New Jersey three weeks ago. Thus far Bell is campaigning on reducing the power of the Federal Reserve (he hasn't disclosed why, how or to what extent) and returning us the gold standard (sure).

There is a reason that Cory Booker does not face a serious GOP challenger. As a successful mayor and now senator, Booker has built a monied bipartisan coalition. Meanwhile an underfunded Bell is trying to best Brian Goldberg, Rich Pezzullo and Murray Sabrin in the Republican primary.  Bell has raised about $35,000; Booker nearly $13 million.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Turek: Same-sex marriage is "stealing rights from God"

Frank Turek
Anti-gay Christian polemicist, Frank Turek, has claimed in the past that gays have equal marriage rights because they are free to marry someone of the opposite sex. His constant theme is that gay marriage affects marriage and children adversely. Today, in the Christian Post, Turek is especially special. First comes the requisite attempt to portray sexual orientation as abnormal behavior:

To show their love for "same-sex attracted" people the bishops make a film with Richard Cohen and Christopher Doyle

Richard Cohen in The Third Way
Richard Cohen in The Third Way
What were they thinking? The film is called The Third Way. It was produced by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis; executive producer, Fr. John Hollowell, Pastor of Annunciation Catholic Church. This thing starts off rather well, taking a shot at the intolerance of Evangelical Christians. The film seems designed to sell the notion that the Catholic Church is a welcoming place for "same-sex attracted" people who simply need to be chaste.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Peter LaBarbera threatens to sue Salon over "Are you fucking kidding?"

Peter LaBarbera
These days I only write about Peter “Porno Pete” LaBarbera when his outlandish anti-gay bigotry amuses me. On April 9, Pete was invited to speak at Sinclair Community College by the school's Traditional Values Club. He entered the meeting room to find over 100 students awaiting his arrival. Shortly after starting his presentation most of Pete's audience got up, en bloc, and walked out — leaving about a dozen attendees behind.

On April 16, Kate Geiselman, a professor at the school, wrote a piece about the incident for Salon titled “You’re leaving? Are you effing kidding?” An anti-gay bigot gets humiliated.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Now FRC's Peter Sprigg is an economist - and not a very competent one

Peter Sprigg
Peter Sprigg is Family Research Council's homosexuality expert. Apparently this is because Mr. Sprigg is a Baptist minister. Sprigg is also unoriginal and one of the reasons that FRC is labeled an anti-gay hate group.

Today Sprigg is trying to convince us that marriage equality is not good for the economy based upon selective indices. It is an argument quite similar to one made by Maggie Gallagher a few years ago. It was a dumb argument when Maggie made it and it has not improved with age.

Sprigg's spectacularly stupid argument, in a nutshell, is that:

Yet another NOM "flush"

Money down the crapper
National Organization for Marriage has spent considerable time and money in their attempt to intervene in the Oregon marriage equality case. There will be a hearing on the matter on May 14 before US District Court Judge Michael McShane. By law NOM should probably be excluded from intervention on the grounds that they cannot demonstrate how the outcome of the case will affect them.

That might be irrelevant. The Washington Post reports today that Oregon voters are likely to legalize same-sex marriage, amending the state's constitution. Oregon would be the first state to amend its constitution to ban same-sex marriage and then amend the constitution to legalize same-sex marriage. Reversals in Maine and Maryland were changes in civil law in contrast to constitutional amendments.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Knight: "From 'hate map' to hit job: SPLC goes after Jewish group"

Robert Knight
Robert Knight floats from anti-gay group to anti-gay group. He is currently working for the American Civil Rights Union which is, apparently, yet another Christian-oriented imitation of the ACLU. Today, the so-called news site of hate group, American Family Association, we are provided with:
Robert Knight, a senior fellow at the American Civil Rights Union, says the Southern Poverty Law Center is using its vast resources to attack a Jewish organization known as JONAH.

The acronym stands for "Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing," because the group counsels people of the homosexual lifestyle.

NOM celebrates a Pyrrhic victory

Today, Christopher Plante of National Organization for Marriage, writes:
Marriage Wins Big at the Indiana Primaries … The headline speaks volumes, “Social conservatives post wins in Indiana legislative races,” once again proving that supporting marriage as the union of one man and one woman is a winning political position.
Well, not exactly. As we have seen – time and time again – the further to the right Republican candidates are, the less electable they become in the general election. Acres of the political graveyard are filled with NOM's “pro-marriage” (meaning anti-gay) candidates. From Sharon Angle in Nevada to Carl Palladino in New York, NOM supported candidates are usually losers. Does anyone remember Indiana State Treasurer Richard Earl Mourdock? He ousted Dick Lugar, Indiana's senior Senator, in the 2012 primary. Mourdock was defeated by Democrat Joe Donnelly. The fact that Mourdock is the schmuck who said that "life is that gift from God that I think even if life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen" Did not help his cause.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Christians feigning discrimination

Home schooling is a can opener. The parent, as amateur teacher, opens up the kid's head and pours in the bullshit. I would prefer a job applicant who went to a public high school over an applicant who was home schooled. It's really no different than hiring a Harvard Law graduate over one from Liberty Law.

Well that doesn't sit well with the good Christians at Home School Legal Defense Association:

After marriage - My Homosexual Agenda

I am not taking anything for granted. Nevertheless, marriage equality seems inevitable at this point. With even greater certainty it seems that the Supreme Court will rule on this issue, one way or the other — possibly in the next term. The folks who are responsible for this dramatic change, in such a relatively short period of time, are heroes and deserve our respect and admiration.

While marriage equality – and the repeal of DADT – have served as proxies for LGBT rights in general, there remain some items on my homosexual agenda™.