Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Odd $25/hour offer - GOPer GOTV

This is all very odd.
“RE: Conservatives can earn $25 per hour to help turn out the vote! | You worked with us in 2016 and we need your help again!!”

An email to with the above subject came to my regular email account. It is addressed to “David.” The source is Morgan <info@grassroots-florida.com>

The text:

Up is down, left is right and anti-discrimination is discrimination

Mary Beth Waddell
Mary Beth Waddell fits right in with her employer, Family Research Council, an anti-LGBT hate group. | Photo via Family Research Council.
Wednesday, Christian Broadcasting Network has a piece on their website titled: The LGBT Bill You Should Know About if Democrats Take Congress. They are referring to the Equality Act. The measure would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes. As much as I would like to see this become law, its chances over the next two years are zero.

It is a virtual certainty that Trump would veto the bill and Democrats are not going to have veto-proof majorities in either chamber of Congress.

The purpose of CBN's piece is simple. CBN is a 501(c)3 which is prohibited from political activity. This is a way to circumvent regulations. “Be afraid of LGBT people and vote Republican.”

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Hate group promotes a hate group which promotes another hate group's trans hate

Laurie Higgins
Laurie Higgins | Image via IL Family Institute, date unknown
Sorry for that headline. Here are the three hate groups involved:
  1. American Family Association (AFA)
  2. Illinois Family Institute (IFI)
  3. American College of Pediatricians (ACpeds)
According to Bob Kellogg, a propagandist for AFA: Parents warned not to fall for docs' gender-identity thesis.
The nation's largest association of pediatricians has released a dangerous and misleading policy statement about transgender intervention, according to a cultural issues writer.

LaBarfera gets no respect

Democrat Chris Pappas wants to represent New Hampshire's First Congressional District. Pappas happens to be gay - Enter Peter LaBarbera.
Photo via CNN
According to American Family Association propagandist, Chad Groening:
The race in New Hampshire's First Congressional District is a battle between black conservative Republican Eddie Edwards and homosexual liberal Democrat Chris Pappas, who currently has a five point lead in the polls. Some political pundits have warned Republicans not to make an issue out of Pappas's sexual orientation, but Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality (AFTAH) does not really agree with that.

Blaming and smearing gay men as cause for pedophile priest problem

“Conservative Catholics are desperate to assign blame for abusive priests on evil homosexuals.”
Dorothy Cummings McLean
Photo via LifeSiteNews
Dorothy Cummings McLean, a prolific Catholic writer from Scotland, is very upset. She is dismayed to note: Jesuit-run America mag runs article denying link between homosexuality and clergy sex abuse. I give her some credit for a proper explanation:
The Jesuit-run publication America has carried an article by a professor-psychologist who claims that homosexuality is not the "root cause" of clerical sexual abuse. The photo accompanying the article contained an angel with a rainbow in the background.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Witherspoon Institute's pseudo-intellectual blog and the hate group

Dr. Andre Van Mol
Dr. Andre Van Mol should decide whether he wants to be a Christian cleric carrying water for a hate group or a physician who puts the interests of patients above all else.
Photo: Facebook
Monday, Dr. Andre Van Mol writes: Transing California Foster Children & Why Doctors Like Us Opposed It. Van Mol is co-chair of American College of Pediatricians, a roughly 200 member conservative Christian organization and hate group. Thus “doctors like us” is irrelevant. It refers to a relative handful of medical crackpots who subvert science to the ancient texts of their religion.

Van Mol, out of Redding California, is board certified in family medicine. He is unfaithful to his oath.
According to Van Mol:

Pray away that gay - Another trip to crazytown and a "Freedom March"

Freedom March
The May, 2018 Freedom March in DC was not exactly a blazing success. The same potty people are at it again this November.
Photo: Doug Mainwaring/LifeSiteNews
Some familiar loons are planning a Freedom March in Los Angeles on November 4. “Freedom” as in claiming to no longer have sexuality that conservative Christians disapprove of because of their ancient texts.

Last May, Jeffrey McCall, along with M.J. Nixon and Edward Byrd, organized a march on Washington. Elizabeth Johnston, the so-call Activist Mommy was supposed to speak. As you can see from the photo, above, it was not exactly a massive demonstration. This time around they have added a Californian, Kimberly Zember, to the dysfunction.

This is quite some crew:

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Hate Site LifeSiteNews was whacked by its hosting company

Steve Jalsevac, LifeSiteNews
Image via LifeSiteNews
I am sure this is just temporary but the hosting company for LifeSiteNews (LSN) has pulled the plug on their rabid hate site. LSN is led by irrational Canadian extremists who believe that the current pope is “pro-homosexual.” Managing director, Steve Jalsevac, is absolutely crazy. He is wed to the belief that George Soros is the leader of a New World Order© conspiracy which is behind Trump's poor approval ratings.

Last night I received an “urgent” email from John-Henry Westen and Steve Jalsevac, the top two executives of LSN. At 8:30 PM their web host gave them 12 hours to find a new hosting company. Of course this was all blamed on evil gays.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Sen Susan Collins raising money off of her Kavanaugh vote

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Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is up for reelection in 2020 and she is already raising money for that contest. Collins claims that her need is “immediate” which is just the start of her falsehoods. Trump is apparently contagious.

The fundraising email to conservatives is titled: Standing up for what's right:
I am proud of my decision to defend Justice Brett Kavanaugh's nomination and confirmation to the Supreme Court. I believe it was essential that we upheld due process, the rule of law, and stood for what was right.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Taking on Tim Cook with Pray Away the Gay

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Tim Cook is the CEO of arguably the largest company on the planet (current market cap=$1.1 trillion). Thus I presume that Tim Cook is one of the smartest people on earth. Mr. Cook recently said: “Being gay is God's greatest gift to me.”

That doesn't sit well with Shane Idleman, lead pastor at Westside Christian Fellowship. According to the IRS, that is really Leona Valley Community Church in Leona Valley, CA (2010 population: 1,607). It is safe to say that Shane Idleman is probably not one of the smartest people on the planet.

Lying is not a difference of opinion

David Marcus
David Marcus|via The Federalist
Friday, David Marcus is complaining about a Google decision to whack a video for being transphobic.

David Marcus has a problem with LGBT people. It's odd because he is involved in an off-Broadway theater project (Blue Box World). Take LGBT people out of New York City theater production and you are probably left with a theatrical presentation of The Apprentice (with Anthony Scaramucci as Trump).

Readers of SBF know that I am friendly with a number of people with whom I have considerable differences of opinion. I have learned a great deal from people I disagree with. They force us to construct better arguments and to find more evidence to support our opinions. Sometimes they are right. Being proved wrong is as beneficial as being proved correct about something.

Sayoc has three arrests in Miami Dade

Alleged MAGA-Bomber, Cesar Sayoc, Jr.
Cesar Sayoc Jr., the man taken into custody in connection with the MAGA-Bomber, has three arrests in Miami-Dade. Two are for petit theft. However in 2002 he was arrested for “Bomb/Threat to throw.” He was placed on one year of probation.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Howard Center slashes budget on shrinking donations

Image: World Congress of Families
Howard Center for Family Religion and Society is the parent organization of World Congress of Families and International Organization for the Family. Brian S. Brown became president of the hate group in May, 2016.

For calendar year 2017, the operation saw donations drop nearly 65%, from $577 thousand to $205 thousand. The budget was slashed by nearly 75%, from $433 thousand to $110 thousand. Brian S. Brown was not on the payroll.

Hate group goes after school psychologist

Efforts to protect LGBT kids drive Mad Mat Staver (further) insane.
Embed from Getty Images Mad Mat Staver, leader of Liberty Counsel — an anti-LGBT hate group — is perpetually pissed. Today's grievance is the result of an effort by a Florida middle school to keep LGBT kids safe and allow them to be successful. That endeavor prompts this: FL School's Shocking Plan. Shocking mind you.
Mat Staver
Florida’s Pasco County Public Schools personnel have adopted a harmful, unauthorized “policy” and practice of promoting LGBT ideology in violation of the rights of students, parents, and teachers, all without school board approval. Liberty Counsel has offered assistance to the Pasco County School Board, urging it to take immediate action and stop the harmful behavior at Chasco Middle School and elsewhere in the district resulting from a so-called “Gender Support Plan” and “Best Practices Guide.”

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Hate groups combine to slander trans people and misconstrue science

Michelle Cretella
Hate group leader Michelle Cretella
(American College of Pediatricians)
Image via YouTube
Wednesday, Michelle Cretella, executive director of American College of Pediatricians along with Chris Woodward and Steve Jordahl, propagandists for American Family Association, claim that gender and sex are the same thing. They do so in denial of medical science. Their assertion is: Sex, gender two different things – a 'foundational lie'.

American College of Pediatricians and American Family Association are both anti-LGBT hate groups. Both groups refuse to accept the fact that gender is a separate construct from natal sex. Cretella does so in an attempt to conform medical science to the catechism of the Catholic Church.

Another bigoted baker appeals to the Supreme Court

Melissa and Aaron Klein
Melissa and Aaron Klein
Image via YouTube/Heritage Foundation
In short order we are going to find out what the current Supreme Court thinks of laws protecting gay people from discrimination in public accommodations. Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa have appealed their $135,000 fine for discrimination to the Supreme Court. The Kleins, by the way, have raised more than $500,000 through crowdfunding as supposed victims of persecution.

The Supreme Court should decline to hear this case. According to precedent there are no religious exemptions to otherwise valid law (Scalia, Employment Division v. Smith). The only reason that Masterpiece Cakeshop (Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado CRC) was successful was because comments from the Colorado Civil Rights Commission demonstrated hostility to religion.

Ruth Institute's Morse smears gays, promotes defamatory stereotypes

“Who portrays themselves as disordered? Gays or people like Morse?”
Jennifer Roback Morse
Hate group leader Jennifer Roback Morse
(Ruth Institute)|
Image via YouTube
In an email to supporters, Jennifer Roback Morse, leader of Ruth Institute, writes:
Did you here [sic] the news about the two priests arrested in Miami for “lewd and lascivious behavior?” It's a disgusting story, but we're turning it into a “win” for sexual morality.
Last Labor Day two priests from Chicago were arrested for blowing each other in a parked car on Ocean Drive in South Beach at about 3:00 PM (amid two-lane traffic advancing at a very slow crawl). Responding to a complaint, two Miami Beach police officers walked up to the vehicle. Through the windows they caught these two geniuses in the act. The pair were arrested.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Even by Washington Times standards...

“These are also the same dopes who do not believe in climate change, claim that tornadoes are caused by same-sex marriage and tout thoroughly discredited conversion therapy.”
Image via YouTube
Even for the Moonie Daily AKA Washington Times, Cheryl K. Chumley is a standout. Tuesday she writes: Transgenderism is a political figment, not biological truth. That is so spectacularly stupid as to defy comment but I will try.

People become transgender because it is the only known way to mitigate the symptoms of gender dysphoria. The existence of gender dysphoria is an irrefutable scientific fact that has been documented in medical literature for at least 75 years. There is no intervention known to medical science that addresses gender dysphoria.

Of course Brian S. Brown is now an expert on gender science

Brian S. Brown
Image via C-Span video
Brian S. Brown's latest email on behalf of National Organization for Marriage is titled: “Don't let them erase the reality of male and female.” Brown, a fundamentalist Catholic, believes that his god created everyone male or female and that gender, as a separate construct, does not exist.

According to Blowhard Brian:

Erudite, intelligent priest on his knees before Peter Sprigg

Tadeusz Pacholczyk

Photo:
Catholic Herald
On Monday Reverend Tadeusz Pacholczyk wrote: Sexual Orientation: Hope for restoration and healing with SOCE for the Catholic Herald. The source for Pacholczyk's enlightenment was none other than Peter Sprigg. This is very disappointing.

Disappointing because Father Pacholczyk should know better. After all, he has a PhD in neuroscience from Yale. Surely he knows a thing or two about evaluating research. Pacholczyk grew up knowing better because his father was a professor of astrophysics at the University of Arizona. Pacholczyk's field (within the Catholic Church) is bioethics. I do not agree with his (anti-choice) conclusions but he makes good arguments.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Count on The Federalist to provide a forum for transphobic BS

David Marcus
David Marcus (date unknown)
Image source: The Federalist
According to one David Marcus: The Trump Administration Is Right To Define Gender Biologically. The remarkable subtitle for this enlightening polemic is:
The federal government needs a definition of gender rooted in science and the Trump administration is right to enforce it.
I will get back to that but first, about Mr. Marcus. According to the Federalist, Marcus is the artistic director of Blue Box World in Brooklyn. Blue Box World has nothing to do with the well known Bluebox Theatre Co. on Long Island. According to the website of Blue Box World (BBW):

The Trump/Severino transagenda

An obvious effort to float an anti-trans policy proposal before the midterms.
Roger Severino
Roger Severino is the anti-choice, anti-LGBT devout Catholic lawyer who is the director of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at HHS.
Image via YouTube
The venerable New York Times has a draft of a memo from the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services. According to the Times:
The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Polemicist ponders Jesus' disapproval of homosexuality

R.L. David Jolly
R.L. David Jolly is not overly fond of gay people
Image via Twitter
R.L. David Jolly (not the former Congress Critter) writes: Did Jesus Approve of Homosexuality?. Predictably, Mr. Jolly cites sufficient scripture to conclude that Jesus did not approve of homosexuality. He is correct. I agree.

However

The understanding of homosexuality throughout the Roman Empire was not the same as it is today. What Jesus knew to be homosexuality was the conduct of heterosexual patrician men having sex with young slave boys. Doing so was perfectly acceptable in Roman high society as long as the elite was the “top.”

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Discourtesy is not optional for Al Mohler - It is required

Al Mohler
Photo: Courier-Journal
Al Mohler thinks it is necessary for Christians to demonstrate their ignorance. According to one Kiley Crossland:
Transgender activists proclaimed Wednesday as the first International Pronoun Day, dedicated to the idea that “referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is a basic human dignity.” More than 300 nonprofit organizations, government groups, businesses, colleges, and universities signed on to celebrate the so-called holiday.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Shame on you Virgin Atlantic for promoting the homosexual agenda

Virgin Atlantic Pride
Virgin Atlantic's planned Pride Flights have conservative Christians engaging in a shame-fest
Image via Virgin.com
Someone named James Risdon writes: Airline to host exclusive homosexual ‘pride’ party at 38,000 feet with ‘inter-seat speed dating’. I can assure you that Mr. Risdon is not writing a promotional piece for Virgin Atlantic.

The first utterances of a conservative Christian toddler are neither “mama” nor “dada.” They are more likely to sound like “tsk, tsk.” Utterances of shame and disapproval are fundamental to religious fundamentalism. In all matters those religious conservatives are convinced that their approval is being solicited.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Regnerus puts science and dogma into the food processor and - Voila!

Mark Regnerus
Image via Right Wing Watch
Mark Regnerus has a new post at the blog of Witherspoon Institute. It is titled: The Future of American Sexuality and Family: Five Key Trends. According to Dr. Regnerus, married gay couples are extremely prosperous but few in number. Regnerus is relying on a recent paper published by Tax Policy Center. As an aside, check out their three-digit zip code sort of same-sex marriages.

The problem is obvious. Only through joint returns can we glean some insight into same-sex marriage. Individual tax filers do not provide evidence one way or the other. The Center's policy brief outlines the many challenges and admits to many assumptions. It is good work. Just not authoritative.

Twitter whacked Mr. LaBarbera

Peter LaBarbera
Image via Right Wing Watch
According to Peter LaBarbera he has been banned by Twitter, LaBarbera is not happy about it. Not at all. Apparently he tweeted his usual nonsense about gay sex being a sin and spreading disease, In a letter or email to Twitter, LaBarbera writes:
If Twitter no longer allows its users to advocate for healthy behaviors on its platform, and to defend their sincere moral and religious beliefs--shared by billions worldwide--then it will devolve into a bland, politically correct echo-chamber. That not only would fail to serve Twitter's mission but would undermine liberty and American democracy as well.

Ryan T. Anderson combines his two favorite anti-LGBT hobbies

“Anderson is going to tell them what they want to hear. Therefore, his audience will learn nothing.”
2015 Image via Heritage Foundation
Thursday evening, Ryan T. Anderson will be giving one of his lectures at St. John Lutheran Church in Roanoke, VA. The topic tonight is: “Male & Female He Created Them: Marriage and the Transgender Moment.

Anderson sports a doctorate from Notre Dame. However, his opinions are not the product of some sort of cerebral examination. Not at all. Intellectual endeavors are supposed to start with a question, then an hypothesis and then a search for truth; all of which leads to an evidentiary conclusion. The accuracy of that conclusion is predicated upon the critical thinking skills of the investigator and the absence of bias. Proving an hypothesis wrong is as valuable as proving it to be correct.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Dr. Michael Brown is quite confused over the Kelvin Cochran settlement

Dr. Michael Brown
Image source: YouTube
Michael Brown writes: Another Major Victory for Religious Freedom in America. I wrote about the economic logic of this settlement this morning. No sense repeating myself but this was all about dollars and cents given the favorable rulings that the judge delivered to Atlanta in December.

According to Brown:
On Jan. 9, 2015, I wrote an article titled, "The Mayor of Atlanta Declares War on Religious Freedom." Now, more than three and a half years later, sanity has prevailed and religious freedoms have been preserved. Atlanta must pay up.

AFA's endless promotion of anti-transgender bigotry

For gay people, opposition to transgender oppression affirms our humanity. Gays should also be cognizant of the Martin Niemöller proposition (“First they came for…”). 
Tim Wildmon
Hate group leader Tim Wildmon of American Family Association is particularly obsessed with transgender people.
According to American Family Association: Crazy transgender restroom question on Mass. ballots. The unhinged offering comes to us from one of their propagandists, Chris Woodward. Woodward is correct in one sense. It is crazy to attempt to strip Massachusetts law of transgender protections. Particularly so when you consider that the existing laws have not actually harmed anyone.

Perhaps it is religious zealotry that is crazy

The Kelvin Cochran settlement

Kelvin Cochran
Image via AJC.com
On Monday, Atlanta's city council voted to pay ousted fire chief Kelvin Cochran $1.2 million. An undisclosed portion of that sum will be used to reimburse Alliance Defending Freedom (an anti-LGBT hate group) and others for legal fees.

In addition to ADF, Cochran was represented by two Georgia lawyers: Garland Raphael Hunt of Hunt Associates and Jonathan Dean Crumly, Sr. of Taylor English Duma. How much is going to be left over for Cochran is unknown.

Cochran, you might recall, self-published a highly offensive book which he distributed to some employees of the fire department. In his book, Cochran compared homosexuality to bestiality. He also called gay people perverts. Cochran was terminated in late 2014 and litigation has been ongoing since early 2015.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

A good way to PRECLUDE a meaningful dialog

 Dr. Rachel McKinnon
Dr. Rachel McKinnon, Trans athlete
Image via Twitter
Tuesday, Cathy Ruse of Family Research Council writes: Man Steals Gold Medal From Top Woman in World Cycling Race. Over the years I have noticed that nothing ever gets settled by, or with, the religious right. I do not believe that they want to settle anything. Persecution of Christians has been a reliable means of filling their coffers.

Getting back to Ms. Ruse, she writes:
On Sunday, a biological male won the women’s UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championship in Los Angeles in the 35-39 age category, taking the gold from the second-place finisher who is actually a woman (image below).

FRC attacks the SPLC - Reveals why it is considered a hate group

“Mr. Perkins cannot help himself. While he is trying to discredit the SPLC he is demonstrating why his organization is considered a hate group in the first place.”
Tony Perkins
Hate group leader Tony Perkins, Family Research Council
Image via Fox News video
Monday evening Tony Perkins, leader of Family Research Council, sent out an email titled: “Parents put on notice:” The banner reads:
SPLC Labels Christian Parents A “Hate Group”… We Must Push Back
I will get to those Christian parents shortly. Family Research Council is, in point of fact, a an anti-LGBT hate group. FRC earned that designation by the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2010. According to FRC's website:

Monday, October 15, 2018

Peter Sprigg is again promoting pseudoscientific conversion therapy

According to the American Psychological association, conversion therapy is ineffective and possibly harmful.
Peter Sprigg
Peter Sprigg - The hate group's anti-LGBT specialist
Image via YouTube
Monday, Peter Sprigg writes: Allied for Truth and Freedom Regarding Unwanted Same-Sex Attractions for Family Research Council's blog. Family Research Council is an anti-LGBT hate group. Peter Sprigg is FRC's anti-LGBT specialist.

What is FRC's stake in promoting conversion therapy?

Family Research Council's only interest in conversion therapy is the justification of discrimination. If conversion therapy worked (and there is no peer-reviewed research in support of that contention) then FRC can claim that sexual orientation is a choice. Thus it is not an immutable condition that should be protected by nondiscrimination laws.

AFA and James Dobson promote Christian privilege for the bigoted baker

James Dobson advocates for Christian Privilege
Image via YouTube
Michael F. Haverluck, a propagandist for American Family Association, has written: New charges vs. Colo. Christian baker after his SCOTUS win. AFA is an anti-LGBT hate group which is reflected in Haverluck's invective:
Renewed discrimination charges against Christian baker Jack Phillips have been waged in federal court – despite his victory in the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) this summer allowing him to decline making a pro-LGBT “wedding cake” – as the state of Colorado is now arguing that the replacement of members in its Civil Rights Commission gives it the right to resuscitate its attack.

Friday, October 12, 2018

R/W theorists continue to claim that Matthew Shepard was complicit in his own murder

Matthew Shepard
Image Source: Hornet.com
On October 26, a little more than 20 years after his murder, Matthew Shepard will be interred at the Washington National Cathedral. This event is bringing out the usual right wing cranks who insist that Shepard was complicit in his own murder. According to Charlie Nash, a tech writer at Breitbart:
20 Years Later, Media Still Claims Matthew Shepard Murder Was Homophobic Hate Crime

20 years after the brutal murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard, media outlets are still claiming the attack was motivated by homophobia, despite evidence which suggests Shepard was in a sexual relationship with one of the attackers.

The Sprigg receives an award

(L-R) Peter Sprigg, anti-LGBT specialist at hate group Family Research Council and faux psychiatrist Keith Vennum, head of the oddly named Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity (FKA NARTH).
Image source: Family Research Council
Peter Sprigg, the anti-LGBT specialist for Family Research Council, has received an impressive award. The prestigious Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity (formerly known as NARTH) has given Mr. Sprigg its “President's Award.” The president of ATCSI is Dr. Keith Vennum. Vennum claims to be a psychiatrist (he specializes in conversion “therapy”). However his only board certification is in anesthesiology.

Sprigg is, indeed, a champion of pseudoscientific conversion therapy. The reason he is and the reason it exists is not to help anyone. The existence of conversion therapy is used to justify discrimination and to fight against nondiscrimination laws. Were it valid science then one could possibly claim that sexual orientation and gender identity are choices rather than immutable characteristics.

Four Reasons "Glenn T. Stanton" is Ridiculous

“For Stanton, this is about convincing himself that Stanton-World is in alignment with Jesus-World.”
Glenn T. Stanton
I thought that The Weekly Standard was more discerning. Nevertheless on Wednesday the outlet published a piece by Glenn T. Stanton titled: Four Reasons “Gender Theory” Is Ridiculous. Stanton is a propagandist for Focus on the Family.

Conservative Christians have a very difficult time with non-binary sexuality. For that matter they have a religious objection to valid science: That gender is a separate construct from natal sex and that, for a small minority of people, gender and natal sex are incongruent. Moreover, it is settled science that gender is a continuum with male and female at the extreme ends. However, scripture is binary; men and women. For folks like Stanton, when scripture competes with science, those ancient texts prevail.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

AFA is also an anti-immigrant hate group

Tim Wildmon
Hate group leader Tim Wildmon (AFA)
Image via YouTube
Thursday, according to American Family Association, an anti-LGBT hate group: More anchor babies born to illegals in L.A. than 14 states' total births. “Anchor baby” is a pejorative term that is intended to promote mythology. According to the widely held but utterly untrue narrative, undocumented immigrants intentionally produce babies in order to create an affirmative defense to deportation; an anchor to the United States.

The child is, in fact, a United States citizen. However, in no way does this serve as a defense in deportation proceedings. The only possible exceptions are if the child is desperately ill or disabled. If the child remains in the United States, at the age of 21 he or she could apply for reunification which, if all the hurdles are cleared, takes another five to ten years.

Oh crap, it's Barronelle time again

Barronelle Stutzman
Image via The Tennessee Star
Alliance Defending Freedom, an anti-LGBT hate group, is raising money off of ADF's and Barronelle Stutzman's notion of Christian Supremacy: One set of laws for Christians and another for everyone else.

In 2013 Barronelle Stutzman decided that she would not sell flowers intended for display at a gay wedding “because of [her] relationship with Jesus Christ.” Actually, I think that Jesus would have been happy to sell the damned flowers. Stutzman's defiance of Washington's nondiscrimination law began a legal adventure that continues to this day and is likely to continue for a few more years.

I'll wait while you pour yourself another cup of coffee before I go through this saga. … … … Ready? Okay:

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The hyperbolic anti-transgender, idiotic bombast du jour

Natasha Chart
Natasha Chart claims to have a feminist
objection to trans people. It reads more
like conservative Christian boilerplate
Image via The Federalist
Wednesday, Natasha Chart posts: If Liking Dresses Makes A Boy Transgender, Half The Men In History Were Trans. The subtitle of this tantrum reads:
If liking dresses is enough to make a boy ‘really’ a girl, is disliking them enough to make a girl ‘really’ a boy? At what age should such an interest be counted as life-determining?
But first some background:

Instructions on how to proselytize LGBT people are an alienation howto

I am less interested in David Hoffman than the toxic belief system he exposes.
David Hoffman
David Hoffman, "Spirit-Filled Evangelist" in Tuscon
Image via Kingdom Enterprise
Referring to himself on Wednesday, David Hoffman writes: Spirit-Filled Evangelist: How to Share the Undiluted Gospel With an LGBT Person. I am sure that Hoffman is quite sincere in his beliefs but he needs to augment them with some facts.

I had to do some work with my database to track down Hoffman's little 501(c)3 which he would like you to believe is massive. While he promotes Kingdom Enterprises, the IRS has it as Kingdom Enterprise (singular). It files annual reports by e-postcard (revenues less than $50K) and its ruling as a nonprofit was in May, 2016.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

We are reminded of just how dangerous trans people are

Jonathon Van Maren is obsessed
with the sexuality of others
Image via LifeSiteNews
Tuesday, Jonathon Van Maren writes: Trans activists demand everyone be pro-LGBT – at the expense of reality. Oh joy. Another conservative Christian ignoramus who thinks that gender identity is a philosophy or that gender as a separate construct does not exist. Van Maren is an unhinged conspiracy theorist who specializes in disparaging LGBT people.

I have observed that the greater the denigration the more likely it is that the denigrator is in the closet.

Apparently that presidential alert test was an urgent call to prayer

Grant Berry
Grant Berry
Image via YouTube
Tuesday, Grant Berry informs us: Prophetic Intercessor Sounds Romans 911 Alarm. Superb! Berry, by the way is referring to himself as the intercessor. The title of his post is the title of his book. I am certain that it is a page-turner.

On September 15, FEMA announced: “The National EAS and WEA test will be held on the backup date of October 3, 2018, beginning at 2:18 p.m. EDT.” At 2:18 it seems that everyone with a cell phone did receive a test of the presidential alert system. No, Mr. Trump. This is not like Twitter.

Do people really believe this crap?

James W. Goll
Dr. James W. Goll is a clever little grifter
James W. Goll is the head of Encounters Network, a Ministry to the Nations which does business as God Encounters Ministries. Based in Franklin, TN the nonprofit reported income of $462 thousand for the year ended June 30, 2017. Goll also has a tiny nonprofit called A Wing & a Prayer.

The purpose of Encounters seems to be to sell Goll's books (including The Lifestyle of a Prophet) for which he, personally, receives royalties. In other words, at least the appearance is that the tax-deducted contributions (which we all subsidize) are used to promote and market a for-profit enterprise. The tax return has a number of errors making it impossible to sort out.

First Round of Brazil's Presidential Election Goes to an Anti-LGBT Extremist

John Oliver explains the bigotry of Jair Bolsonaro
Extreme right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro has won the first round of Brazil's presidential election. Bolsonaro will new be pitted against São Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad in an October 28 runoff.

Bolsonaro supporters were quite effective at intimidating the supporters of his opponent into not voting. An already violent culture (65,000 murders last year) has become even more aggressive. Numerous LGBT people have reported being assaulted by gangs supporting Bolsonaro. Before a soccer match in São Paulo, people were chanting, “homos be careful. Bolsonaro will kill all faggots,” That threat is all too real.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Michelle Cretella leaves daisies in her wake

“Parents with gender diverse children should simply eliminate the middle person and take their kid to a priest because that would have the same outcome as Cretella's errant advice.”
Michelle Cretella
Michelle Cretella of American College of Pediatricians and American Family Association, both hate groups, are desperate to mislead parents regarding gender diversity.
Image via YouTube
Monday, hate groups American Family Association and American College of Pediatricians coalesce to provide Parents facing incorrect pressure to affirm transition. According to one of AFA's propagandists, Bob Kellogg:
A nationally-known pediatrician says wrong assumptions are being made about a new study that says transgender teens attempt suicide more frequently than teens in general.

New study on adolescent sexual minority suicide

It should come as no surprise that LGBT adolescents are at greater risk for attempting suicide.
Image: Pixabay (public domain)
Monday: JAMA-Pediatrics has released a new study this morning titled: Risk of Attempted Suicide Among Sexual Minority Adolescents.

Suicide is among the leading causes of death for adolescents. This study estimated the risk of attempted suicide among sexual minority adolescents and differentiated between sexual minority groups (homosexual, bisexual and transgender). The study confirms that transgender kids have the highest potential risk but notes that all sexual minorities are “burdened” with heightened risk.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Katy Faust's "Transgender Treatment Plan"

“…trans youth who make the social transition at a young age are doing remarkably well. They have depression rates comparable to their peers and only slightly elevated rates of anxiety. They also show very strong self-esteem.”
Dr. Kristina Olson, researcher and
founder of the TransYouth project.
Katy Faust
The video is domain restricted. Witherspoon Institute requires prior permission to embed it (I cannot imagine why).
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The CanaVox channel on Vimeo is featuring a new video from (“Ask The Bigot”) Katy Faust. If we are to believe Faust, she has received a letter from someone whose eight-year-old nephew is transgender. The author's sister has had the child examined by specialists (plural). The specialists, according to the alleged author, recommended changing his name and putting him on puberty blockers. Out of concern she contacted Faust.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Florida voter registration deadline - Tuesday, October 9

Mad as hell? Online registration takes just a few minutes.
Image source: Ron Paul, 2012
Republicans do not want you to vote. They know that heavier turnout favors progressive candidates. Not voting is effectively a vote for the anti-LGBT, anti-choice politicians that hate group leaders like Tony Perkins, Mat Staver and Brian S. Brown endorse. Republicans do not want you to vote:
  • If you do not vote, Rick Scott could defeat Bill Nelson in the race for Nelson's Senate seat.
  • If you do not vote, you are enabling Republicans to put more political operatives like Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court.

Friday, October 5, 2018

TransYouth project founder receives a MacArthur "genius grant"

Dr. Kristina Olson
Dr. Kristina Olson is one of the nation's leading experts on transgender youth.
Image credit: University of Washington
Dr. Kristina Olson is now a winner of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowship. She will receive a grant in the amount of $625,000 with no strings attached. How the grant will be utilized is entirely up to Dr. Olson. MacArthur fellowships are commonly referred to as a “genius grant.”

Dr. Olson, with University of Washington, started the TransYouth project in 2013 and has recruited over 300 children as participants. In April Dr. Olson was named the winner of the National Science Federation's Alan T. Waterman Award. It is the government's highest honor for scientists still in the early phases of their careers. The award comes with a $1 million grant which Olson will use to continue her study of transgender children.

ED investigation and that alleged transgender sexual assault

This story is a work in progress. There is much that we do not know.
Image credit: CIS College
As many of you are probably aware, the US Department of Education (ED—[not DOE (a pet peeve)]) is investigating the alleged assault of a five-year-old girl by a transgender child in a girls' bathroom at a Georgia school in November, 2017. A source familiar with this matter informs me that the age of the alleged perpetrator is “comparable to” the alleged victim. I am trying to nail that down.

On May 22, Alliance Defending Freedom, an anti-LGBT hate group sent a “narrative” of this incident as a complaint to unidentified recipients. Presumably this was sent to the City Schools of Decatur* and to ED. The complaint was signed by Roger G. Brooks with ADF in Washington DC and Vernadette R. Broyles, an anti-LGBT lawyer in Norcross. GA. The complaint became OCR [Office of Civil Rights] Complaint No. 04-18-1576. ADF, by the way, claims that both students are “well below the age of majority.