Friday, November 15, 2019

Upcoming: The latest BS from Mark Regnerus

I also have an appalling email from Brian S. Brown, Perhaps I can cover both over the weekend.

Whoopie: FRC provides parts 3 & 4 of its 6-part anti-trans diatribe

Here we go again. Hop aboard the BS Express.
On Wednesday I addressed parts 1 and 2 of something that Family Research Council (an anti-LGBTQ hate group) deems important. The 6-part series has been allegedly written by a woman whose brother became a transgender woman. The author remains anonymous but, if she even exists, she is obviously a religious conservative. For all we know this is fiction written by Peter Sprigg. The series has been curated by FRC's Dan Hart (no relation).

The author is also claiming in effect that having a trans family member makes her an expert on all things transgender. Part 3 is titled: The Lies and Money Behind the Transgender Movement. Part 4 is titled: The Cultural Power of the Transgender Movement. Needles to say, being transgender does not make one part of a movement. That is just part of the misleading and bigoted rhetoric.

Is a Focus affiliate an anti-LGBTQ hate group?

Family Policy Alliance is the political arm of Focus on the Family. While FoF is trying to blur the connection, Family Policy Alliance operates out of Focus on the Family facilities. As an aside, this very day I made a FOIA request, long overdue on my part. I have requested all documents related to the Service's determination that Focus on the Family is a church. The most recent tax return that we have is from 2015. But I digress.

To answer the question of whether or not Family Policy Alliance might be a hate group, let us briefly review some very recent communications.
November 14
21st Century Barbarism by Cole Muzio.
Imagine a society that is so medically backward that it unquestioningly allows patients to self-diagnose a life-altering condition without any testing or scientific basis to back it up.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Dangerous Ohio Legislation Literally Redefines the First Amendment

Governor Mike DeWine of Ohio is likely to sign a measure into law that would license anti-LGBTQ harassment and bullying in the state's public schools.
via Toledo BladeOptions
The Ohio House of Representatives has approved House Bill 164, titled “Ohio Student Religious Liberties Act of 2019” by a vote of 61 to 31.

The applicable part of the First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;…
According to HB-164:
No board of education of a school district shall adopt any policy or rule respecting or promoting an establishment of religion or prohibiting any pupil from the free, individual, and voluntary exercise or expression of the pupil's religious beliefs in any primary or secondary school.

The ever-nutty Alveda King calls herself a "voice of reason" on impeachment

The grifter on the right is Alveda King
via Newsweek
According to a press release from Alveda King Ministries: Evangelist Alveda King: A Voice of Reason in the Midst of Impeachment Malarkey. Hmm. Bribery by a sociopath is “malarkey.” Good to know.

Were Alveda King not related to Dr. Martin Luther King (whom she never met) she would make a living behind a register at a 7-11. King is a rabid anti-LGBTQ and anti-choice crusader. For many years she referred to herself as Dr. Alveda King because she has an honorary doctorate from a school that does not award doctorates. She seems to have dropped that pretension.

Alveda King Ministries asks for donations on every page of its website without bothering to inform donors that donations are not tax deductible (it is not a 501(c)3).

Todd Starnes weighs in on impeachment hearings

Todd Starnes has the intellect of roquefort cheese.
Todd Starnes
Todd Starnes to CBN News: Live Impeachment Hearings Just a 'Deep State' Scheme to Embarrass Trump. Apparently Mr. Starnes is unaware of the fact that “deep state” is a conspiracy theory which holds that career civil servants are a powerful shadow government (kind of like Giuliani being a powerful shadow State Department). A varietal of the theory holds that the civil servants are in league with George Soros (a substitute for evil Jewish influence).

Per Wikipedia: According to David Gergen, quoted in Time magazine, the term has been appropriated by Steve Bannon and Breitbart News and other supporters of the Trump Administration in order to delegitimize the critics of the current presidency.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hate group publishes anonymous woman who compares transgender people to pedophiles

“Judging transgender people through a religious lens makes about as much sense as claiming that coronary occlusions are caused by demons in one's blood.”
Dan Hart (no relation) of Family Research Council has curated a six-part anti-transgender narrative written by an anonymous individual identified pseudonymously as “Lisa”. Lisa is very verbose … and self-centered.

We now have two parts. Part 1 is titled: The Cult of Transgenderism: My Brother’s Crisis of Identity in an America Gone Mad. Part 2 is titled: The Damaging Delusions of Identity Obsession and Erasure. The titles themselves reveal that these two posts are opinion in contrast to fact. It is safe to assume that those opinions have been formed from religious belief.

In fact, as I go through this, you will find that the author is universally fact-free in regards to human sexuality.

The SPLC and the Stephen Miller Emails

Stephen Miller
Stephen Miller is a Jewish Neo-Nazi
via CNN
Stephen Miller (Trump's immigration Rasputin) is unbalanced, irrational and a hypocrite.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has a fascinating review of emails that Stephen Miller (Trump's immigration Rasputin) sent to Breitbart over a two year span. Hatewatch obtained over 900 of these missives and they demonstrate that Miller has an affinity for white supremacists and Neo-Nazis (perhaps that is redundant).

Absent from the SPLC's review of emails is the fact that Stephen Miller is Jewish. Here we have a Jewish guy collaborating with odious figures like white supremacist and anti-Semite Richard Spencer. Miller seems so obsessed with keeping brown people out of the United States that he is willing to work with anti-Semites to achieve his goal. To put it another way, Miller's racism trumps any sensitivity he might have in regards to his religion.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Shitfit over a sweater

Deborah Bunting at CBN is terribly agitated over Target's Gender Inclusive Gingerbread Long Sleeve Sweater. It looks to me like the ginger-person is neither male nor female. In response, Bunting offers: Genderless Ginger: Target Keeps Up Its Nonsense with 'Gender Inclusive Gingerbread' Sweater. Perhaps Ms. Bunting believes that this has something to do with the transgender people she disapproves of:
Ok. I looked at it and couldn't see any difference. It still looked like the old Gingerbread Man to me. But I'm not known as the most "woke" person around. I never really thought about the gender of my gingerbread cookie before. But now, Target is forcing me to consider it.

Brian S. Brown is now claiming that we are attacking churches

Brown will say anything for a buck.
Brian S. Brown
Brian S. Brown's latest appeal for National Organization for Marriage is titled: Attacking Churches.
One of the great blessings of living in the United States is that our Constitution promises that churches and religious institutions are largely able to operate in concert with their faith principles. This has been a bedrock of our country since its founding, but churches, pastors and religious institutions are now under direct assault like never before from the left, particularly from LGBT extremists.
Anyone who believes that LGBTQ people are entitled to Equal Protection and Due Process (which are also “Constitution promises”) is labeled an “extremist.” People who strive for equality are not extremists. The rhetoric continues but first:

Monday, November 11, 2019

Hate group leader forgets that some people maintain a record of his bigotry

Tim Wildmon claims that the is not about transgender hate. The record demonstrates otherwise.
Tim Wildmon
Hate Group Leader Tim Wildmon is trying to claim that he and his group, American Family Association, are not transphobic.
via Jackson Free Press
American Family Association's campaign against Target Stores is a campaign against LGBTQ people. Specifically, they are suggesting that transgender women pose a threat to cisgender women.

Since that theme cannot be supported with evidence, AFA has drifted off to claiming (quite idiotically) that every pervert caught spying on women's changing areas has a connection to Target's policy of accommodating gender diverse customers and staff.

Amazingly, Tim Wildmon claims that this campaign has never been about transgender people, even though he refers to them as perverts. As you will see, the record demonstrates otherwise.

Friday, November 8, 2019

A "Poor Us!" from a Focus on the Family Affiliate

Friday, Brittany Jones of Family Policy Alliance (the political action arm of Focus on the Family) writes: He Believes Churches Should Lose Tax-Exempt Status—And He’s Not the Only One. Yes, Beto O’Rourke did say that and it was colossally stupid. As I wrote at the time, it was well intentioned but a bad idea to attempt to render a judgment on an entity's ideology and to apply that judgment to their tax status.

Come to think of it, O'Rourke's statement was pretty stupid.
  1. It has no chance of ever coming to pass. Advocating for the impossible is always a bad idea and;
  2. It provided an opportunity for a religious nut like Ms. Jones to claim to have been victimized without considering the reality that it will never happen.

Wisc GOPers allow legislature to consider 2 gun-safety measures ... for less than one minute

Wisconsin's Democratic Governor, Tony Evers, called the state legislature into special section in order to consider two gun safety measures: Universal background checks and a red flag law. The legislature is controlled by Republicans.

The governor can require the legislature to convene but he cannot require legislators to debate. So what did Republicans do? The gaveled the chamber into session and then promptly gaveled the chamber out of session. Problem solved.

Ex-Gay Madness at Witherspoon Institute's Pretentious Blog

What is so damned special about LGBTQ people that we attract so much unique intolerance?
Thursday's polemic at the blog of ultra-conservative-Catholic Witherspoon Institute's blog is titled: From Christians Who Formerly Identified as LGBTQ: A “Thank You” to Our Allies. This stunning display of inquisitiveness and critical thinking was authored by Jean C. Lloyd.

Jean C. Lloyd is a lesbian married to a gay man whom she met through the oddly named Courage Ministry. Lloyd is also a professional Catholic. Lloyd sports a PhD. In what discipline and from where are never disclosed. Suffice it to say that her advanced degree does not enhance her credibility. If it did we we know its source and subject. Even then, expressions of ignorance speak for themselves.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Hate Group Leader Lies About Proposed Adoption Rule

Tony Perkins
Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins
via Family Research Council
Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins of Family Research Council is a member of the self-righteous set. In spite of his sanctimony, Perkins has no problem promoting BS:
It’s hard enough to get the truth out on a level playing field — but in today’s news, it’s downright impossible. The Left has disinformation down to a science, especially when it comes to LGBT issues. That’s dangerous in any situation — but on the president’s new adoption rule, it could mean the difference between a child finding a home and growing up without any love at all.

Another Continuance in the Trial of 4 Men Accused of Hate Crime in Florida

Photo of hate crime defendants via Miami Beach PD
In a status conference on Thursday, the court hearing the case of four men accused of attacking a gay couple in the wake of the Miami Beach Pride festival in 2018 has postponed the case until January 21, 2020. This is the third continuance of this trial. The four defendants — Adonis Diaz, Juan Carlos Lopez, Luis Alonso Piovet, and Pablo Reinaldo Romo-Figueroa — have all pleaded “not guilty.”

On April 8, 2018 a gay couple used a public restroom in the park that serves as a buffer between Ocean Drive and the beach. Upon leaving the restroom, one of the accused screamed “faggot” in Spanish. The man was then beaten to the point of unconsciousness. The man's boyfriend intervened but the four men who allegedly committed the crime overpowered him.

A bystander attempted to break up the melee. He was punched repeatedly and ended up in the hospital.

Kentucky Supreme Court Reached the Correct Conclusion

via Kentucky.com
As most of you probably know, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled in favor of a T-Shirt printer that refused an order for Pride shirts. Blaine Adamson, the proprietor of Hands on Originals, claimed that his religious beliefs prevented him for accepting the order. It's a specious argument. Adamson told the Kentucky Human Rights Commission:
Specifically, it’s the Lexington Pride Festival, the name and that it’s advocating pride in being gay and being homosexual and I can’t promote that message. It’s something that goes against my belief system.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Focus affiliate is dishonestly shilling for gender conversion therapy

Kansas City, MO is trying to protect children from the pseudoscience of conversion therapy.
Wednesday, according to Family Policy Alliance: KANSAS CITY: Stop the City from Pushing Kids to Change Gender. On its face the headline is preposterous. Banning juvenile conversion therapy doesn't cause children to “change gender.” Whoever wrote this BS doesn't understand gender.

The stupidity and dishonesty continues:
A Kansas City (MO) city council committee is about to consider an ordinance that would push many minors towards transgenderism. Your quick help is needed to stop it!

Ordinance 190902 is what is known as a “counseling ban.” It would censor professional counseling for children and teens who are struggling with their gender identity. But the ban would ONLY forbid counseling that is designed to help them identify with their birth sex.

Oral Argument in Adoption Case Today

The City of Philadelphia requires adoption and foster care agencies to abide by nondiscrimination ordinances protecting LGBTQ adoptive and foster parents.
image via City of Philadelphia
Wednesday, November 6, the U.S Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit is hearing oral argument in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. In this case, Catholic Social Services (CSS) sued the City of Philadelphia demanding that the city renew their contract for adoption and foster services. The city had refused because CSS discriminates against gay couples in defiance of a city ordinance.

CSS argued that they had a right to discriminate against otherwise qualified parents as a matter of religious freedom. On July 13, 2018 the Court rejected that argument and refused to issue a preliminary injunction against the city.

For some reason Brian Brown is defending conversion therapy

What does conversion therapy have to do with marriage?
Brian S. Brown
In an effort to attract donations to National Organization for Marriage, Brian S. Brown is complaining about bans on juvenile conversion therapy.
Wednesday's missive from Brian S. Brown (National Organization for Marriage) is titled: shutting us down. According to Mr. Brown, president of the rabidly anti-LGBTQ organization:
Leaders of the LGBT community have largely abandoned any attempt to rationalize or debate their agenda. Rather, they seek to impose it through intimidation and shaming, and the exercise of raw political power. They are determined to use this power to shut down organizations and groups that help people wishing to leave the LGBT lifestyle, and they want to shut down any attempt to oppose the imposition of their gender ideology.
You cannot “debate” evidence unless one has contrary evidence. Medical science is based on evidence. The evidence demonstrates that conversion therapy is ineffective and harmful. Christian conservatives routinely and dishonestly claim that being gay, bisexual or transgender is a “lifestyle.” They do so to dishonestly imply that being LGBTQ is a choice while, at the same time, appealing to stereotypes.

City of Tampa Appeals Conversion Therapy Ruling

On October 4, 2019, U.S. District Court Judge Judge William F. Jung struck down Tampa's ban on juvenile conversion therapy. Last Thursday, October 31, the City of Tampa filed a notice of appeal. Plaintiffs in this case are represented by Liberty Counsel, an anti-LGBTQ hate group.

Judge Jung's ruling in this case was based solely on preemption. According to the judge, the regulation of healthcare is the exclusive province of the state. The judge ruled explicitly that religious freedom and freedom of speech were irrelevant. This is an important case because it has the potential to affect other municipal bans throughout Florida.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Drat - Religious conservatives thwarted by evil YouTube

According to Heritage Foundation's blog: YouTube Won’t Let a Medical Doctor Say This Sentence. The author of this brilliant polemic is one Katrina Trinko:
“See, if you want to cut off a leg or an arm you’re mentally ill, but if you want to cut off healthy breasts or a penis, you’re transgender.”

Those are the words of Dr. Michelle Cretella, a pediatrician with many years’ experience and the executive director of the American Academy of Pediatricians, in a Daily Signal video published in 2017.

It’s a sentence YouTube will not allow the doctor to say about children and gender identity issues.

Drag Queen Story Hour continues as a proxy for anti-LGBTQ bigotry

Christopher W. Jay
Christopher W. Jay - Woburn, MA
via Cardinal Newman Society
The Cardinal Newman Society informs us:
Christopher W. Jay studied at a faithful Catholic college and gained valuable understanding of the human person and God’s design for sexuality, but he never thought that one day he’d be fighting against a “drag queen library hour” at a New Hampshire public library.
What Mr. Jay? You do not approve? Then do not attend a Drag Queen Story Hour Event. Problem solved. But fuck you if you think that you should have some control over parents who wish to take their children to an event.

Some parents appreciate the value in teaching children that being different is not bad. Some parents appreciate the value of interesting children in reading and using the resources if their library. Some parents see the connection between events like this and developing intellectually curious children.

James Dobson making mischief again

James Dobson
James Dobson, former president of Focus on the Family, does not like sex education in public schools. Dobson's disdain for sex-ed is just part of a much larger agenda. If Dobson had his way, public schools would be Christian madrassas teaching things like intelligent design, young earth theory, abortions cause cancer and a panoply of anti-LGBTQ prejudice worthy of Scott Lively.

Tuesday, the source of Dobson's irritable bowel disorder is the sex-ed curriculum adopted by the Austin, TX Independent School District.
Reports and draft curriculum reveal that children as young as 8 or 9 years of age will be exposed to attacks on the family and instructed to avoid "non-inclusive" language like "mother" and "father." Fifth-grade students will discuss sexual orientation and HIV, sixth-graders will be told that gender is a spectrum, and seventh- and eighth-graders will be taught how to use condoms. Other graphic details have emerged that are not appropriate to even describe.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Michael Brown claims that he is a scapegoat

via YouTube
Dr. Michael Brown asks rhetorically: Who's Keeping the LGBTQ Agenda in the Headlines? “I'll take crazy Christian crackpots for $100!”

Writing of himself in the third person like a voice from the gods:
Dr. Michael Brown is the author of the piece in question. Why does he insist on referring to himself in the third person?
Popular and widely read columnist, author and national radio host Dr. Michael Brown says he has been a scapegoat for keeping LGBTQ issues in the news, as he addresses them often in his writings.

But don't blame Brown, he says: Blame the Democratic presidential candidates who are pushing this agenda—and quite aggressively, at that.

Oh crap! "Why the Trump Impeachment Attempts Prove We Are in Perilous Times of the Last Days"

“I believe in the effectiveness of human sacrifice to appease the gods.”
“Proof” mind you. Evidence exists!

Who but the inordinately homophobic and transphobic Larry Tomczak is stupid enough to offer these words of wisdom? These people have been claiming that The End Is Near for 2,000 years. They remain undeterred by the fact that we are still around. Eventually — due to people like Trump — climate change, war, famine and other disasters will probably conspire to end our existence.

Christian Post asks the right question - Accepts the wrong answer

Saturday, according to Brandon Showalter at Christian Post: Puberty blockers yield 'the most insidious child sterilization programs ever devised,' doctors say. The post is nonsensical BS and the “doctors” are Defenders of the Faith™ who are trying to conform medical science to scripture.

Sunday, I posted a statement from the Pediatric Endocrine Society which is trying to combat some of the sophistry associating with the gender-affirming care model.

One of those sophists is Dr. Michael K. Laidlaw. Laidlaw practices endocrinology in Rocklin, CA but he is not board certified. Laidlaw has also created seemingly independent websites to dishonestly echo his anti-trans nonsense. One of those is the Kelsey Coalition.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Statement from the Pediatric Endocrine Society

As pediatricians and pediatric endocrinologists, we strongly oppose public discourse that misrepresents and contradicts evidence-based standard of care recommendations and risks the well-being of transgender youth and their families.
Caring for Transgender Youth
Graphic via Children's Hospital, Boston
October 29, 2019

Pediatric Endocrine Society Statement Against Public Discourse that Risks the Well-being of Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth and their Families.

Through this statement, we express our concern for the health risks and safety of transgender and gender diverse youth and their families, when public discourse delegitimizes their right to express their gender and to receive gender-affirming care. This is not only harmful to the mental and physical health of these youth, but opposes current standard of care recommendations.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the largest academic organization for pediatricians in the US, has released a Policy Statement supporting the approach to gender-affirming care: “Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents”, consistent with the “Endocrine Treatment of Gender-Dysphoric/Gender-Incongruent Persons: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline”, co-sponsored by the Pediatric Endocrine Society, the US academic organization of pediatric endocrinologists , and also consistent with the Standards of Care from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Cold, Calculated, Sanctimonious Dishonesty

Crackpot
Friday, one of LifeSiteNews' intellectually challenged propagandists, Madeleine Jacob, offers: ‘Cold, calculated, institutionalized child abuse’: Experts comment on gender ‘transitions’ for kids. It is a futile exercise in intellectual and factual dishonesty that attempts to conform medical science to the teachings of the Catholic Church.

The people who produce LifeSiteNews couldn't care less about the welfare of children. The outlet exists to defend the most far-right fringe teachings of the Catholic Church. To that end it provides a toxic mix of anti-LGBTQ vitriol, science denial, conspiracy theories and factually challenged polemics to an eager audience of adherents. LifeSiteNews says what the faithful want to hear. Some of that audience would volunteer to fly airplanes into buildings in defense of the faith.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Georgia legislator wants to make aiding gender transition of minors a felony

State Rep. Ginny Ehrhart
GA State Rep. Ginny Ehrhart
State Rep. Ginny Ehrhart, R-Powder Springs doesn't know what she doesn't know about pediatric gender dysphoria. She doesn't seem interested in finding out.

Ehrhart wants to make it a felony for medical professionals to help a minor with gender transition. My presumption is that she wants media exposure that will endear her to Christian conservatives who have a problem with trans people due to a conflict with scripture.

The measure is probably DOA — even in Georgia. But that's not the point. According to Ms. Ehrhart, the legislation aims to protect children from having irreversible procedures done when they are young. She doesn't really understand that young children do not receive “irreversible procedures.” Yet:

A new line of lies from Brian S. Brown

Above all, people should not subsidize an organization that hurts children to raise money.
Brian S. Brown
Brian S. Brown has no regard for medical science. If science conflicts with Catholic doctrine, Brown dismisses the science. Faith over evidence. It makes no sense. The latest pay-me-mail from Brown, on behalf of National Organization for Marriage, includes this tidbit:
LGBT activists regularly encourage people to explore "changing" their gender when they perceive something "off" about how they feel. A girl can no longer be a tomboy – she's said to be a "transgender man." And once she succumbs to the idea that she is "transgender," her life will be forever changed, for the worse.

Blowhard Bill Donohue certifies conversion therapy

Bill Donohue
Thursday, Blowhard Bill Donohue of the Catholic League is defending the amicus briefs of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops filed in in two of the three cases before the Supreme Court. In two of those cases, gay men were terminated from their employment when employers learned that they were gay. In the third case, a transgender woman was terminated from her job when she transitioned.

As you would expect, the bishops are supporters of discrimination. They have weighed in, opposing workplace equality, in the transgender discrimination case and one of the gay discrimination cases.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Liberty Counsel's latest economic scam

Mat Staver
Hate Group Leader Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel is engaged in a scam to cheat people out of their money.
Liberty Counsel, an anti-LGBTQ hate group, is once again selling useless fax services at tremendously inflated prices. The faxes are supposedly going to influence members of Congress with respect to their views on impeachment. In reality, members of Congress are only interested in the views of actual constituents who are eligible voters in their district.

According to the text:
I am tired of the fake witch hunt against President Trump. The U.S. House has spent years and tens of millions of my tax dollars trying to investigate our president and found absolutely no high crimes or misdemeanors.

Proof of Concept: Stupid people don't know they are stupid

Tim Wildmon
Hate Group Leader Tim Wildmon - American Family Association
via Jackson Free Press
American Family Association, an anti-LGBTQ hate group, began its failed boycott of Target Stores in April, 2016. It began with a lie. 3½ years later, AFA's president, Tim Wildmon, continues to lie in an attempt to “prove” that he did not lie in the first place.

AFA's actions have never been rooted in concern for shoppers' safety. What this is about — what it has always been about — is disdain for LGBTQ people, transgender people in particular. Target's accommodation of gender diverse people is an affront to Wildmon's fundamentalist Christian beliefs.

April 21, 2016:
On its web site this week, Target announced, "[W]e welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity. ...Everyone deserves to feel like they belong."
[…]
Target's policy is exactly how sexual predators get access to their victims. And with Target publicly boasting that men can enter women's bathrooms, where do you think predators are going to go?

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Brian S. Brown is busy protecting us all

Brian S. Brown
The latest pay-mail from Brian S. Brown on behalf of National Organization for Marriage is titled: lives RUINED. Brown spent all of his caps money on “ruined,” requiring him to forgo capitalizing the “l” in “lives.” I really take exception to people telling me what I believe when I do not:
I've written before about how LGBT activists deny the overwhelming scientific evidence that males and females are very different in virtually every aspect of their being. These differences are innate and immutable and go well beyond the reproductive organs that a person is born with. They include cellular, muscular, and skeletal differences, and even include brain function, the different ways men and women perceive sight and sound, process information, respond to aggression, display emotions and interact with children. It simply is scientifically impossible for a person of one sex to "transition" to being the opposite sex. All they can do is attempt to imitate the opposite sex through the use of powerful drug and hormone therapies, and debilitating surgeries.

Tony Perkins knows precisely what he is doing by accusing us of "grooming" kids

Tony Perkins
Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins
via Family Research Council
Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins (Family Research Council) has a fondness for calling gay men pedophiles. That makes Perkins an irredeemable bigot who long ago prioritized greed over religious reverence. The basic process of separating gullible people from their money rarely changes:
  1. Make them fearful.
  2. Make them victims of godless LGBTQ people.
  3. Make narrow-minded “values” a virtue.
  4. Make them accept Tony Perkins as their savior … if only the target will make the small sacrifice of donating a few dollars
Tony Perkins — who has direct ties to the Ku Klux Klan — is content to have his organization designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center in perpetuity.

Told to ‘Tone Down Your Gayness’: Police Sgt Is Awarded $20 Million for Discrimination

Sgt. Keith Wildhaber
via NY Times
A jury in St. Louis has awarded a gay police sergeant nearly $20 million in a discrimination case involving claims that the department failed to promote him based on sex stereotyping and retaliated against him for filing a lawsuit.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Marketing Pray-Away-the-Gay for Profit and as Pretext for Discrimination

According to Church United, a 501(c)3 in Newport Beach, CA: Former LGBTQ Individuals Say 'Equality Act' is Discriminatory and Fraud Prevention Act Denies their Existence. Apparently they are having a news conference in Washington. D.C. on Wednesday. Nevertheless, the real agenda is to promote religious conversion therapy. That's where the money is.
"Formers" (those who no longer identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning) representing every state in the Union have selected 15 Former LGBTQ people to travel to Washington, D.C. October 28 – November 1 to address concerns about LGBTQ-focused legislation such as bill H.R. 5, which passed in the House in May, and H.R 3570, which was introduced in late June.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Sins, victims, the agenda - Did I leave anything out?

They need for us to want their approval in order to believe that they have power over us. They only have the power we errantly cede to them.
Shane Idleman
The omniscient Shane Idleman
via DeadState
The exceedingly noisy and irritating Shane Idleman is 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). On Friday Mr. Idleman thought it important for all of us to know: Why Bowing to the LGBTQ Agenda Only Validates Our Culture's Sin.

It seems that these folks are incapable of appreciating the simple truth that we are not seeking their approval. The only power that they believe they have is to substitute shame for approval. We robbed them of that authority when we said that we do not care. “But, but they must care!” No, really, we don't. We neither seek nor require their approval.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Katy Faust has a theory

“A sure sign of bullshit is evident when someone's assumptions are stated as fact which is precisely what Katy Faust does over and over again.”
Katy Faust
Katy Faust | via YouTube
There is a disturbance to the Force. Christendom is in turmoil. I have a collection of hate mail which has become a sardonic source of amusement. Another two people demanded that I delete several posts. Demanded, mind you. The Texas mother of a 7-year-old trans girl has retained custody.

My inbox overflows. My news aggregator has become a source of fanciful fiction. You would think that this kindergartner was on the table; prepped for a penectomy … snip, snip. If these awful people gave a shit about the kid I might be more charitable. Their concern, however, is limited to the sanctity of scripture.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

A hate group trifecta

“Cretella is claiming that several physicians, in concert, would intentionally misdiagnose a child with gender dysphoria because they hold some kind of philosophy. The very notion is just crazy.”
Michelle Cretella
Michelle Cretella | via YouTube
According to American Family Association: Jury allows 'real tragedy'
A Texas father has lost his fight to stop the gender transition of his son who, according to one expert, does not even have gender dysphoria.
That expert is, of course, Michelle Cretella, executive director of American College of Pediatricians — a tiny hate group based in Gainesville, Florida.
Though Younger disputes the information, a jury in Dallas has prevented the father from having sole custody. That means James' mother – a pediatrician – can give the child hormone replacement therapy.

Even a Texas jury was able to see straight through Jeff Younger

I have received a fair amount of hate mail over this case.
As you may already know, a Dallas jury awarded sole custody of Luna, a trans girl, to her mother, Dr. Anne Georgulas, a local pediatrician. Texas is the only state in the country to permit custody jury trials. In all other states family court judges make these decisions with the assistance of social workers and other experts.

Dr. Georgulas' former husband, Jeffrey Younger was seeking sole custody in order to reverse the child's social transition. The Christian right has generated a considerable amount of national attention to this case. In contrast, up to now, I have only reacted to the anti-trans religious batshit.

Brian S. Brown provides an opportunity to explain Preferred Pronouns

To leave no transphobic stone unturned.
Brian S. Brown has conjured up 1,001 feeble and pretextual reasons for people to donate money to National Organization for Marriage. Wednesday, we entertain yet another. Brown's latest email is titled: Presidential Pronoun Contest.

While I am loathe to interrupt the exchange of such brilliant ideas, a word or two about pronouns is in order.

A very small percentage of the population is transgender. They have every right to expect — as a matter of common courtesy — to be addressed with gender-correct pronouns. Refusing to do so — usually as a means of expressing religious disapproval — is petty and boorish.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Not as dumb as Mad Mat Staver but Horatio Mihet is no genius

Horatio Mihet
Hate group Liberty Counsel's Horatio "Harry" Mihet
via YouTube
Mad Mat Staver (Liberty Counsel) has a post regarding just how terribly unfair the judge has been in the Planned Parenthood vs. David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt trial. Staver claims that “the deck is stacked.” Included is some commentary from Horatio “Harry” Mihet:
AND, even worse, Planned Parenthood is allowed to tell the jury that the videos were "deceptively" or "misleadingly" "EDITED" to provoke outrage against PP. BUT WE ARE PROHIBITED FROM PLAYING THE VIDEOS TO SHOW THAT THIS IS A LIE.

Hate group leader asserts that we are "targeting young children"

Tony Perkins
via Family Research Council
The only explanation for Tony Perkins (Family Research Council) is that he is a diehard bigot. This should come as no surprise given that Perkins has direct ties to the Ku Klux Klan. What makes Perkins especially pernicious (and obnoxious) is his inflammatory rhetoric in pursuit of donations. Some of that money goes directly to Perkins who was paid $250,000 in 2017 and probably more the following year.

Tuesday, Perkins has sent out an email blast titled: The radical Left is targeting young children with your tax dollars. We must push back! Pushing back is defined as sending FRC some money.

Insulting Abuse as Christian Privilege

Michael Ross
via Alliance Defending Freedom
Michael Ross is a lawyer with Alliance Defending Freedom. At Vanderbilt Law (2016 graduate) Ross was president of the Christian Legal Society. Ross also writes for the Washington Examiner every now and then. Monday's spew bore the headline: Hypocrisy: College administrators celebrate ‘diversity’ but punish professors who dissent. The word diversity in quotes is a tell. It unfailingly refers to the acceptance or rejection of LGBTQ people.

Ross' headline is the equivalent of “College administrators support integration but punish professors who dissent.” Dissent refers to holding opinions at variance from others. However, not all dissent is legitimate or even acceptable when holding those views becomes airing those views. Dissent might be even less legitimate or unacceptable when one acts on those views.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Deranged "pastor" prays at the courthouse

Stephen Broden
Batshit Pastor Stephen Broden
via YouTube
Only LifeSiteNews would provide coverage for Stephen Broden. The responsible party is Madeleine Jacob. Jacob's headline reads: Pastor on battle over 7-year-old’s ‘transition’: It’s an ‘effort to have this young boy mutilated.’ These imbeciles should really mind their own business. A seven-year-old transitions through hairstyle and apparel. She is years away from even puberty blockers.
A pastor hosted a press conference in front of the Dallas County Court Friday in support of a father who is trying to save his seven-year-old son from being “transitioned” into a girl.

Hate group explains everything that is wrong with SPLC's "Teaching Tolerance"

“If Family Research Council does not want to be treated as a hate group then they should stop behaving like a hate group.”
image via Teaching Tolerance
Family Research Council, an anti-LGBTQ hate group, has published The SPLC's Teaching Tolerance: What Parents, Teachers, and Administrators Need to Know. It is a 43 page tirade aimed at discrediting the Southern Poverty Law Center while marginalizing LGBTQ people. This is a lengthy jeremiad. I will deal with only a few paragraphs.
Family Research Council has produced this resource for parents to help identify and monitor a particular threat to our values and religious freedom: divisive identity politics in the form of radical “social justice education.” The most flagrant purveyor of partisan ideas aimed at our nation’s school children is the highly partisan and left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

Hate group leader comes unglued ... over cereal

“People like Gary DeMar create the need for programs that they loathe.”
Gary DeMar
Gary DeMar of American Vision
via Southern Poverty Law Center
Monday, Gary DeMar of American Vision offers up: An Open Letter to Kellogg’s and their Fake Anti-bullying Campaign.

DeMar has said that his organization's designation as a hate group has a significant impact on revenues. DeMar has been relatively reserved over the last couple of years regarding LGBTQ people. Perhaps he has been staid in order to appeal to the SPLC, That rubber band has snapped.

DeMar has penned an anti-LGBTQ diatribe. It ends up claiming that Donald Trump is being bullied. Rand Paul too. That is relatively harmless, intellectually dishonest gibberish. However, much of the tirade is bigoted and offensive.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Scam Alert: Possible Phony Fundraising for Conversion Therapy

Scam Alert
Arthur Abba Goldberg is reportedly back in court. Although it looks like a fundraising scam is being orchestrated. First the requisite history.

Arthur Abba Goldberg was one of the principals of Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality (sometimes referred to as Jews Offering New Alternative Healing). JONAH — a conversion therapy operator — was founded by Arthur and Jane Goldberg with Theodore and Elaine Berk.

Both couples had gay sons. Both couples still have gay sons. With assistance from the Southern Poverty Law Center, former clients of JONAH put it out of business when a New Jersey jury found it guilty of consumer fraud.