Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Homophobic fliers at Cleveland State U coincide with the opening of the campus LGBT center

Follow your fellow faggots
Some people have too much time on their hands. Perhaps they are victims of stern potty training as toddlers. Whatever their malfunction, the have gotten the attention of the president of Cleveland State University.

I do not know what Fascist Solutions presumes to be but neither elegant nor intelligent come to mind. Anyone can scrawl mindless graffiti. 

Father Mark Hodges constructs a world of fanatical fantasies

Fr. Mark Hodges
Fr. Mark Hodges
Orthodox priest, Mark Hodges is another one obsessed with LGBT people. Late Tuesday he wrote: “Transgender hormone blockers are ‘institutionalized child abuse’: pediatrician.” According to Hodges:
A nationally recognized pediatrician offered a jolting reality check about the dangers of encouraging children to think they are transgender and prescribing hormone blockers to prevent them from developing.

On October 11, the Heritage Foundation sponsored a forum on transgenderism at which Dr. Michelle Cretella said it is child abuse to facilitate gender confusion in children by helping them “transition” to the opposite sex.

Even the bats are terrified

Cliff Kincaid
Cliff Kincaid
Sketch via Southern Poverty Law Center
Cliff Kincaid is certainly no friend of the LGBT community. It is also increasingly obvious that Kincaid is no friend of mental hygiene either.

Earlier this month Kincaid questioned whether the mass shooting in Las Vegas was “an FBI sting gone bad.” After all, Kincaid wrote:
It is terrible to contemplate, but the possibility that Stephen Paddock was an undercover federal operative or informant cannot be ruled out. He may have been set up or used by ISIS and/or a federal agency in a scheme that backfired.

NOM claims victory - "Send more money!"

Brian S. Brown
Late Tuesday afternoon Brian S. Brown claimed: “A big victory in hand...more on the horizon.” National Organization for Marriage is taking credit for some utterance by Trump and claiming it is yyyuge.

Brown combines greed, deception and wishful thinking into efforts to keep the ailing National Organization for Marriage afloat. As a proxy for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, it was obvious that NOM was doomed after it lost United States v. Windsor at the Supreme Court four years ago.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

ADF wants you to know six irrelevant things about the bigoted baker

One could argue that it is impolite to call Jack Phillips (Masterpiece Cakeshop) a bigot. When he apologizes to the gay couple he denied service to, I might think about that. Not only did Phillips discriminate but he claims that his is an essential service to “promote” the event. On top of that he and his lawyers are essentially blaming the gay couple for not meeting Phillips' standards for service. the hate group Alliance Defending Freedom has posted “6 Things You Didn’t Know About Jack Phillips and His Supreme Court Case,” written by Sarah Kramer. Briefly:

Must everything be a conspiracy?

This photo appears on a Christian Post story
Asking respect for trans people is unthinkable
Christian Post is running with: “Don't Use Religious Arguments to Combat Transgender Activism in Public Schools, VVS Panelists Say.” That's right. Better to pretend that this has nothing to do with religious opprobrium. According to CP:
Noted advocates for children and families are unmasking how transgender activism has entered the public school system, and urging Christians to put aside differences with ideological opponents to resist it. And, they say, they should resist this without employing religious arguments.

Amazon is Selling a Hate Group's Anti-Gay Tome

Brian Camenker
Hate Group Leader Brian Camenker of MassResistance
I pretty much live off of Amazon and Amazon Prime Now. Imagine my surprise to find that Amazon is selling a book titled The Health Hazards of Homosexuality. Its publisher, MassResistance is designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Speaking of health, the creepy leader of this hate group. Brian Camenker, is obsessed with gay people and their sex lives. His odd obsession objectively depicts a personality disorder. Psychiatrists tell us that many, if not most, rabidly homophobic people are compensating for their own sexual insecurities and inadequacies.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Hate group leader remounts his Target hobby horse

Tim Wildmon
Hate Group Leader Tim Wildmon
American Family Association, Tupelo, MS
By all accounts, American Family Association's boycott of Target Corp (NYSE:TGT) has been an abysmal failure. Target's earnings have been above expectations and the retailer keeps raising guidance. Target shares are trading at their highest levels since last February.

Target's financial realities don't affect hate group leader Tim Wildmon and for good reason. American Family Association has an incurious and unsophisticated constituency. Wildmon is sufficiently cynical to know that his potential donors are going to believe that Target is begging AFA for mercy. They believe it because they want to believe it. Evidence has very little relevance in that world.

Robert Knight tries to advance the anti-SPLC smear campaign

Robert Knight
Robert Knight knows a thing or two about hate groups. After all, he has been employed by at least three of them: Concerned Women for America, Coral Ridge Ministries and Family Research Council. It is therefore no surprise that Knight has authored a piece attacking Southern Poverty Law Center for The Washington Times. Knight's piece is titled: “The uses and abuses of hate.” The meta-title (what you see in your browser's info bar) is “Anti-Christian hatred leads to false accusations.” According to the subtitle of this polemic: “Falsely accusing opponents with hate is a devilish tool of the anti-Christian crew.”

When outlets want anti-trans BS they know where to turn

“The end game for Heritage, the Church and religious extremists is to thwart nondiscrimination laws protecting transgender people by discrediting the very existence of trans folks.”
Ryan T. Anderson, Michelle Cretella, Paul Hruz, Allan Josephson
(L-R) Ryan T. Anderson, Michelle Cretella, Paul Hruz, Allan Josephson

Heritage foundation has been busy. They are attempting to deliberately misinform the public about trans kids. They turn to the reliable sources.

Michelle Cretella is no longer a licensed physician but she is president of American College of Pediatricians. ACPeds has been designated an anti-LGBT hate group by Southern Poverty Law Center. The source of Cretella's “wisdom” on trans kids seems to come from the Vatican. A new name — Dr. Allan Josephson — emerges among the religious crackpots. Josephson is a professor of psychiatry at University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is also in private practice.

The dangers posed by these people cannot be overstated. In an effort to conform science to religious dogma these doctors are perfectly willing to compromise the health and wellbeing of children. I sent a note to Josephson's dean. While I fully believe in academic freedom it is reasonable to question whether or not his students are the recipients of instruction that is at odds with Josephson's own professional organization.\

Saturday, October 14, 2017

A Christian activist making mischief while re-writing history

David Lane
Anti-LGBT Christian Supremacist David Lane
Saturday, David Lane is busy muddying the historical record to serve his purposes. The sanctimonious Lane is no stranger to dishonesty. In Lane's view anything is acceptable if done for Jesus. The post is titled God's Champion. Perhaps Lane is referring to himself.

In the way of background. David Lane is a determined political operative and theocrat. His goal is to propel Protestant pastors into elective office. Lane's American Renewal Project is sponsored by American Family Association, an anti-LGBT hate group. Lane also has the support of people like Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich. 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Today I reached my limit

Friday, October 13, 2017. Trump's psychopathy is now so pervasive that I feel like I have journeyed through the looking glass. If I thought for a moment that Trump had the country's best interests in mind it would be easier to cope. Yet I know that Trump is doing what Trump has done his whole life. Trump is a sociopath whose only interest is Trump.

Little wonder why Trump's children are so creepy and awkward. To satisfy what remains of his base, Trump became the first sitting president to speak to the anti-LGBT Values Voter Summit; an event orchestrated by a notorious hate group. In his spare time, Trump deliberately sabotaged the Affordable Care Act. Trump is so desperate to win the argument that he is willing to inflict real damage on the country.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Oy - Sorry I asked (one meshugga rabbi)

Rabbi Menashe Bovit
Rabbi Menashe Bovit
I received an odd reply from Rabbi Menashe Bovit of Bellerose Jewish Center in Floral Park, NY. Bovit was one of the signers of that AFA letter I wrote about earlier.

Jews (other than a handful of ultra-orthodox) tend not to involve themselves in right-wing Christian endeavors. Among other things there is the prevailing anti-Semitism which they try to mask with support for Israel. That is really support for Revelations in scripture when all the Jews die. Some messianic Jews pile on but they are really Christian converts.

No Mr. Staver - A Serbian doctor does not serve your bigoted cause

Mat Staver
Mat Staver is a hate group leader. His hate group is Liberty Counsel and its primary goal is to prevent states and municipalities from passing nondiscrimination measures. As an adjunct to that, Liberty Counsel vigorously opposes laws banning gay or trans conversion therapy (which has no scientific basis) on minors. Staver considers those bans an imposition on Christianity.

Therefore, it comes as no surprise that Staver has sent out an email titled: “Sex-Change Surgery Regrets on the Rise.” The intent is to demonize transgender people as irrational.

According to Staver:

AFA's half-assed lawyer is confused - again

Abraham Hamilton III
Abe Hamilton
AFA in-house
lawyer
On their faux news blog, one American Family Association's village idiots — Chris Woodward — writes: “Conservatives wage a new battle for free speech.”

AFA, an anti-LGBT hate group is displeased with a congressional joint resolution, PL115-58 which denounces the hate groups associated with the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia in August. In essence AFA is aligning themselves with white nationalists, neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and other miscreants — intended or not.

The summary of the resolution reads as follows:

Former anti-LGBT congressman likely headed to prison

Steve Stockman
Steve Stockman
Wednesday, an aid to former Texas congressman Steve Stockman, Jason T. Posey, pleaded guilty to federal charges of fraud for diverting charitable contributions to Stockman's reelection campaign. The government has agreed to request a lighter sentence in return for Posey's cooperation which includes testifying against Stockman. Posey is the second Stockman associate to reach a similar agreement. The 46 year old Posey is currently looking at spending the next 45 years in prison and paying a fine of $4.7 million.

Former Texas Congressman Steve Stockman never demonstrated much in the way of intellectual prowess or, frankly, mental stability. Stockman goes to trial in January where he will not be charged with his most egregious offense: The belief that everyone is as moronic as he is.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Trump to address hate-fest

Donald Trump
According to an email from hate group leader Tony Perkins of Family Research Council:
Today we have confirmation from the White House that President Donald Trump will speak to the VVS crowd this Friday morning. If you're on the fence about attending, jump on over to the VVS website to secure your spot now!
That would be the Values Voter Summit and it is really no surprise that Trump is attending. It is his base. The VVS is a gathering of some of the most extreme-right Christians in the country. Anti-LGBT animus is a common denominator where speakers are self-promoting vultures. Two people ostensibly fired by Trump will be there as well: Bannon and Gorka.

The anti-trans lesbian

Taylor Fogarty
Allegedly Taylor Fogarty via Twitter
Taylor Fogarty describes herself on Twitter as “Writer, lesbian, former liberal, and truth teller. Send support: https://www.patreon.com/taylorfogarty or https://www.paypal.me/TaylorFogarty.”

She is actually using her Twitter profile as a money-beg. No sense of dignity. Fogarty writes from time-to-time for the rabidly anti-gay Federalist. Tuesday it is: “What Two Former Trans Men Want You To Know About All The Lies.”

Father Mark, Porno Pete and an ex-gay walk into a bar ...

The Black Book
That image would grace other forms of science fiction
Orthodox priest, Father Mark Hodges, has taken it upon himself to promote Peter LaBarbera's annual barbecue which features crazed conservative Christians roasting LGBTs medium-rare. Just to make sure that this is all nutty enough, add “ex-gay” Stephen Black to the festive occasion as the featured skewer turner.

Some years ago the American Psychological Association did some research and found that ex-gay practitioners taught gay people how to pretend to be straight. The Catholic Church's Courage Ministry (which is minuscule) combines some pray-away-the-gay crackpottery with shame worthy of the most meddlesome Jewish mother. Those who don't convert with shouts of “praise the lord” are coerced into celibacy.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Raising money to raise money

Money Down The Crapper
Were Brian S. Brown my neighbor in South Beach he would have a sun-burned palm. It seems that Brown's physical presence includes a permanently outstretched hand (perhaps cemented in place) asking for money.

My contention is that National Organization for Marriage doesn't really do anything. There is no evidence that it actually works at anything other than raising money. NOM raises money to remain in business to pay salaries in order to raise money to remain in business and so on, infinitum.

Oh and Kim Davis is in Romania to spread marriage discrimination

Kim Davis
I thought that we had heard the last from Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk who had to be forced by a court to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. It never seems to dawn on Davis that her two or three divorces don't make her a paragon of marriage virtue.

Having lost her case in this country, Davis is in Romania with representatives of the hate group, Liberty Counsel. They are pursuing a referendum that will limit marriages to one man and one woman.

AFA explains how critically important it is to discriminate against gay people

Hate group leader Tim Wildmon
Hate group leader Tim Wildmon
The odious American Family Association is designated a hate group for good reasons. Among those reasons is the promotion of the idea that gay people are second-class citizens.

Today on their fake news blog the busy bigots warn: “Birmingham bakers beware: your city goes 'inclusive.'” It seems that they are always warning about some pernicious “agenda” of gay people.
Supplied with millions of dollars, homosexual activists are attempting to win the "red" state of Alabama one city at a time.

Are you registered to vote?

Your vote is your voice
Most people can register to vote online. If everyone who opposed Trump had voted then Agent Orange could be planning his next bankruptcy rather than sitting in the Oval Office. No Gorsuch. Hate groups would not have influence over our government. No Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III.

With the apparent support of the hate group American Family Association, David Lane has trained a new crop of Christian pastors to run for office. They start out on school boards and city councils. They wind up as state and federal legislators doing real damage to LGBT people.

Michael Brown - Dangerous by choice

Michael Brown
Michael Brown is generally on my ignore list. Brown seems to be a smart man. Yet when confronted with a question he invariably chooses the explanation that most closely conforms to scripture regardless of evidence to the contrary. In doing so, Brown squanders his intellect. Case in point is his Tuesday polemic titled: “Why Transgender Activism Will Not Succeed in Changing America.” Brown writes:
Transgender activism will never succeed in reshaping our society for one simple reason: It is not natural. Biological differences are too deeply instilled in the human race. Male-female distinctives are too obvious and real. It is futile to declare war on gender.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Leave it LaBarbera to join LGBT rights to gun safety

Peter LaBarbera
Peter LaBarbera is now a frequent contributor to LifeSiteNews which pays him for submissions. On Monday, the ever-erudite LaBarbera offers: “Pro-LGBT ‘conservatives’ are not conservative. They are the worst sort of opportunists.”

And just what sin have these conservatives committed?
New York Times resident “conservative” op-ed writer Bret Stephens is using the Supreme Court’s 2015 Obergefell ruling imposing “gay marriage” on the nation as an example of a “great cause” and potential precedent for repealing the Second Amendment, which guarantees Americans’ right to own and bear guns.

Stephens is advocating for the repeal of the Second Amendment — a cherished “progressive” cause — in the wake of the horrific Las Vegas gun assault that left 58 concert goers dead and hundreds injured.

Washington Times refers to trans person as a "he-she"

Cheryl K. Chumley
Cheryl K. Chumley
Washington Times polemicist
As I finish one piece relative to the imbecilic spew of Cheryl K. Chumley at the Washington Times she reaches new heights for stupidity: “California crazy: Calling a ‘he-she’ a ‘he’ can now get you jailed.” The raw bigotry is just appalling. It is the kind of over-the-top rhetoric that got Chumley fired from her previous job. As she has written, blaming (of course) liberals:
It was just such minds that fired me a few years back from my local newspaper job for the offense of writing politically right when I should have gone left — for countering the leftist environmental views of the paper’s owners and pet green-grouping colleagues in a freelance expose that I wrote — get this — after receiving the go-ahead from one of my editors.

Washington Times redux: We shouldn't ban bump stocks because that will lead to other common-sense reforms

They all seem to relish ritual human sacrifice on the altar of greed.”
Moonies
When it comes to gun safety those Moonies and their enablers at the Washington Times lack the most basic analytical skills. Come to think of it, when it comes to just about everything, the folks associated with the Unification Church have some significant intellectual gaps. Today Cheryl K. Chumley repeats her favorite theme over the past couple of days: Dem senator admits bump stock ban path to universal background checks.

That headline offers mindless fear mongering. Chumley is claiming that we should allow people to possess what are effectively machine guns. Nevermind that some deranged schmuck just killed 58 people and wounded another 500 with one of those devices. Oh, and the reason that we should allow people to have WMD is that not doing so could lead to possibly preventing criminals and crazy people from arming themselves. God forbid. The spectacular stupidity is boundless.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

But ... but ... we MUST discriminate against homosexuals

If someone is that thoroughly mis-wired, there are easier ways to make a living than owning a public accommodation.
Rick Plasterer
Rick Plasterer via Twitter
Rick Plasterer is a staff writer for IRD, Institute for Religion and Democracy. That “D” should really be replaced with a “T” and no one would confuse it with New York City's IRT subway line. It stands for theocracy. Mr. Plasterer writes: “The Telescope Media Group Case: The Folly of Behavior-Based Anti-Discrimination Doctrine.” You might recall that Telescope Media is an Alliance Defending Freedom Client. ADF filed a pre-enforcement action in federal court so that Telescope could offer wedding videography without having to cater to gay people.

Friday, October 6, 2017

The most offensive anti-gay diatribe of the week

The above image adorns a polemic from Regis Nicoll titled We're Going to Punish the Wicked. The quotation marks are included in the title. It is from an interview of Tim Gill. Nicoll suggests that gay people are determined to inflict retribution on business owners. No Mr. Nicoll. Our determination is to be served in public accommodations according to applicable law.

The image is highly offensive. The text that follow more so. The image could just as easily put that gun in the hands of a black person or someone wearing a yarmulke. Expecting to be served with dignity according to the law is not extreme and should not be controversial.

Historically much, if not most, discrimination has had a religious basis or pretext. Mr. Nicoll will go on to complain about religious liberty. His notions do not make it so.

For the Washington Times gun safety has nothing to do with saving lives

Automatic Weapon
Friday at the Washington Times Cheryl K. Chumley writes “‘Slippery slope’ of bump stock ban.” Presumably she has never learned that slippery slope arguments pose a logical fallacy. In this form it is just fear mongering because Chumley opposes something without having to argue the merits. While logically fallacious the slippery slope has been an effective strategy for the NRA and its supporters. It kept Congress at bay even after 20 children were murdered in a spate of gun violence five years ago.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

DoJ removes federal workplace protections for trans workers

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III is the bigot from 'Bama. We have known that for a very long time. Wednesday, Sessions sent a memorandum to the offices of U.S. attorneys' offices notifying them that sex discrimination protection according afforded by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 only applies to natal sex.

In other words it is department policy that federal government is free to discriminate against transgender employees regardless of their job performance. This is yet another move to de-Obama the United States of America. In 2014 Justice sent out a memo indicating that trans discrimination is sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Walker Wildmon: Find something constructive to do before it is too late

Walker Wildmon is astonishingly unsophisticated when it comes to finance. That doesn't stop him from opining with the confidence of an expert. It is arrogance from ignorance. Continuing to work for AFA is not going to make Walker any smarter.

American Family Association, a hate group,  is currently run by Tim Wildmon, son of founder Don Wildmon. Tim's son, Walker Wildmon, seems to be gaining responsibilities. AFA is just like many other family businesses. There are lots of Wildmon family members at their trough. Even Don Wildmon took in $132,000 last year while he admits (on the 990) that he devoted no time to the affairs of AFA. The old prick must need the money.

A delayed reaction to events in Nevada


The gun safety movement ended about five years ago. 20 children were murdered in Connecticut in a spate of gun violence and we did nothing about it. For months I could not stop thinking about disproportionately enormous exit wounds on diminutive five-year-old bodies. A majority of our elected representatives did not see it that way. As a gun violence survivor I sobbed while politicians counted votes.

Holding elective office is more important than how one performs in that elective office. The National Rifle Association helps people hold elective office. The NRA also has the power to deprive someone of elective office if he or she has the temerity to defy the gun manufacturers who control the organization. The same group of citizens that is seemingly obsessed with American sovereignty has willingly ceded their intellectual sovereignty, and their votes, to a not-for-profit-for-profit organization that has no interest in their wellbeing.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Another false story bouncing off the walls of the R/W echo chamber

Making the rounds is a story about “sex change regret.” However, it is not credible. It all started with a story in the UK's The Telegraph by some guy named Joe Shute, then Breitbart. By the time it hit Brietbart the Serbian surgeon at issue was fielding “dozens of requests” for surgical reversals (the original story is about six). It has popped up at The New American (John Birch Society) and Church Militant.

Shute's piece has also been mirrored at Stuff, a New Zealand outlet. All of these sites are claiming that surgical regrets are reasons for not being transgender in the first place. There are probably many more sites repeating what they have not confirmed.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

At the U.N. the U.S. votes against ban on death penalty for homosexuality

United Nations
This has Agent Orange's tiny fingerprints all over it. Only 13 countries opposed a United Nations resolution that called for a ban on the death penalty for homosexuality. We were one of the 13.

Joining us were Bangladesh, Botswana, Burundi, China, Japan, Qatar, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. 

NOM claims "key role" in Roy Moore's primary victory

Brian S. Brown
What will Brian S. Brown claim next in order to attract donors to a failed anti-LGBT enterprise? Don't people realize that National Organization for Marriage never has anything to promote unless it is asking for money? This afternoon is no exception.

Brown's missive is titled “An amazing opportunity...”
As you know, NOM has a great deal of momentum as we enter into the fall, with our tremendous victory in the GOP US Senate contest in Alabama, where we played a key role in helping elect Joy Roy Moore. We expect Moore to win the run-off election against the Democrat in December, and go on to be a champion for us in the US Senate.

Hate group leader for hate group leader

Your tax dollars at work in our courts.
Mat Staver
Mat Staver (Liberty Counsel) is representing Scott Lively. As many of you know, Lively is an unhinged bigot who was sued by a group called Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) for his involvement in promoting anti-LGBT laws in that country.

Scott Lively
Scott Lively: "Who? Me?"
U.S. District Court Judge Michael Ponsor in Springfield, MA affirmed that SMUG made their case. However, he was obligated to dismiss the case on jurisdictional grounds.

Texas hate group is having a hate-fest

Click to enlarge
MassResistance Texas has “organized” a seminar in November called Teens4Truth—Countering the LGGT Agenda. Gay and trans conversion therapy seems to be at least one version of their truth. Conversion therapy has no scientific basis; is rejected by every mainstream professional medical and counseling peer organization and is known to be potentially harmful.

Some highlights:

Monday, October 2, 2017

Christian school adds insult to ignorance

Stiles Zuschlag
Stiles Zuschlag, of Lebanon, Maine excelled academically and in sports and had many friends at Tri-City Christian Academy in Somersworth, New Hampshire. In fact he was on the path to become valedictorian. By all accounts he is also a biblical scholar. By any reasonable measure, Stiles Zuschlag is a good kid; the kind you want in your school.

Everything changed for Stiles when he and his mother met with the school administrator in August to talk about a transition. Stiles is a transgender boy. So what? As you might guess conservative Christian ignorance replaced educational values, basic respect and empathy. Paul Edgar, the administrator, told him that he was no longer welcome at the school; that he was “going down the wrong path;” that he should repent his sins and stop testosterone treatments. Edgar recommended Christian Counseling.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Australians: Ignore Yiannopoulos and deprive him

Milo Yiannopoulos
L'enfant terrible, Milo Yiannopoulos, will be making five stops in Australia in December. An annoying child desperate for attention.

Milo Yiannopoulos is the gay male version of Ann Coulter. It is a cynical persona lacking in depth. It provides nothing profound as it seeks relevancy through provocation and abrasiveness. The agenda is to make sure that we are shocked and disgusted.

Yiannopoulos is an old “Chatty Cathy” doll. Pull its string and out come phrases from the Alt-Right rhetoric bank. They are as thoughtful and creative as the treasure found in cheap fortune cookies. Whether or not Yiannopoulos believes any of the verbal debris is unknown and is as irrelevant as he is. At least as irrelevant has he should be. No one learns anything from listening to Milo.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Apparently nothing is too stupid or too awful for the Federalist

Nathaniel Blake
Federalist contributor Nathaniel Blake
The latest pseudo-journalist to demonstrate his minimal wit at The Federalist is Missourian Nathaniel Blake. Mr. Blake is determined to air his religious opprobrium for gay people. It is hackneyed, recycled bombast to be eagerly consumed by the Federalist's constituency. His diatribe constitutes an owner's manual of sorts for Christian privilege and Christian supremacy.

Blake does not get off to a very good start. His essay is titled: “5 Big Fat Myths About LGBT Discrimination Laws.” He means nondiscrimination laws. Discrimination laws are things like North Carolina's HB2 or Alabama's legislative spew on behalf of Christianity.

Speaking of myths:

Thursday, September 28, 2017

An adoption discrimination video that you must see

This video comes from the Movement Advancement Project. The bottom line is that when states make it harder for gays to adopt, kids suffer. Fox refuses to air this ad.

Witherspoon Institute reintroduces hate group CanaVox for about the fourth time

Giving marriage discrimination a religious voice
CanaVox is Witherspoon Institute's project to reinforce the notion that the only true marriages are between opposite-sex spouses and that gay people should be chaste. It exists to propagandize the teachings of the Catholic Church while attempting to depict a secular framework. The attempt is an abject failure. Thursday, Witherspoon is promoting the project on their blog.

It has been awhile so a brief backgrounder is in order. Witherspoon Institute is an extreme-orthodox Catholic organization founded by Robert P. George and Luis E. Tellez. Telles is an Opus Dei numerary (a secular celibate). George and Tellez were two of the original incorporaters of National Organization for Marriage and continue to serve on its board of directors.

SPLC's Heidi Beirich on the record

Heidi Beirich
Heidi Beirich, the director of the Intelligence Project at Southern Poverty Law Center, was interviewed by The Outline. Beirich is one of the nation's leading experts on extremism. I am going to quote one paragraph and encourage you to read the piece in its entirety:
At times we're criticized for some of the groups we have on our anti-LGBT list, and my response to those criticisms is, when you look at hate crime statistics for the LGBT community, they're the most targeted and have been through all the years of hate crimes statistics for violent acts. And there's a price to be paid when you demonize a population, and that's what we're looking at.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The hate group's little helpers and enablers

(L-R) John Ramey Diggs, Michelle Cretella, Paul Church
Three physicians have endorsed a book written by MassResistance, an anti-LGBT hate group. The three doctors are John Diggs, Michelle Cretella and Paul Church. The book is titled The Health Hazards of Homosexuality. Hate group leader Brian Camenker calls the book “groundbreaking.” in spite of its obviously mediocre scholarship. The simple fact of the matter is that there is only one health hazard associated with sex — gay or straight. Unprotected sex can lead to the transmission of disease.

You would think that three doctors would realize that there are no inherent dangers to sex. There is no reasonably current peer-reviewed research published to a scholarly journal that asserts otherwise. These folks are not interested in science. In contrast, their endorsement of a scientifically unsound publication really endorses religious opprobrium of people they do not approve of. The trio are conservative Christians who believe that sex outside marriage is sinful and that marriage means one man wed to one woman.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Hate group leader claims that conversion therapy bans constitute child abuse

Christian Family Coalition
Hate group leader Anthony Verdugo of Christian Family Coalition is at it again. Tuesday's email, with the above graphic, reiterates his organization's talking points:
MIAMI- On Tuesday, October 3rd, Christian Family Coalition (CFC) Florida will rally to protect parental rights. Miami-Dade County has a proposed ordinance to ban parents, pastors and everyone else, from counseling minors who have been raped and/or sexually abused and have unwanted homosexual urges and sexual identity disorder.

Some ostensibly smart people do some very dumb things in defense of the faith

William Kilpatrick
William Kilpatrick seems to be a very smart guy. He has a master's degree in education from Harvard and a doctorate in counseling psychology from Purdue. He was a professor in the education department of Boston College for some 30 years. Why then would he allow his religion to be the arbiter of science? I am reading an essay that he wrote on Monday. It is well written … rubbish titled “The Normalization of Delusional Thinking.”
Take the transgender issue. All of a sudden, a significant percentage of our social and intellectual elites have succumbed to the delusion that a girl can be a boy, and a boy can be a girl, or whatever he, she, ne, ze, zir currently desires to be. This is not merely a rebellion against social convention, it’s a rebellion against reality. It’s a rejection of basic biology.

Palm Beach County Moves Forward With Conversion Therapy Ban for Minors

Anthony Verdugo, head of the hate group Christian Family Coalition is going to pitch a fit. At this afternoon's meeting, the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners directed the county attorney to draft an ordinance to prohibit conversion therapy on minors throughout the county.

The ban would apply to doctors, osteopaths, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, marriage or family therapists and licensed counselors. However, it would not apply to members of the clergy unless the are also state-licensed mental health professionals.

I cannot determine whether this hate group employee is dishonest or stupid

Michael F. Haverluck
Michael F. Haverluck
Michael F. Haverluck writes for the “news” blog of American Family Association, an anti-LGBT hate group. Haverluck writes for the Christian Enquirer — otherwise known as WND. He also writes for another hate group, Illinois Family Institute. On Tuesday Haverluck has a big Christian hug for sociologist Mark Regnerus. Suffice it to say that Regnerus might be a gifted researcher were it not for his penchant to create an amalgam of faith and science. In the process, Regnerus has seriously damaged his reputation.

Getting back to Mr. Haverluck, in a piece titled “Prof. warns about same-sex dangers for kids:”