Monday, September 30, 2019

The Russians Call - Hate-Doc Eagerly Answers

Michael K. Laidlaw
via YouTube
RT is a Russian government-owned propaganda outlet (formerly Russia Today). RT is registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. RT is perhaps best known for its dissemination of misinformation. It is no secret that the Kremlin is insanely anti-LGBTQ in service to the Russian Orthodox Church.

On Saturday RT published Doctors & drugs FOR LIFE: Big Pharma’s profit on the transgender craze. The intent is for people to believe that the pharmaceutical industry is creating transgender people for profit. That sounds crazy because it is crazy.

Like other anti-LGBTQ outlets RT claims that there is a transgender fad, in this case “craze.” Common sense dictates that no one is anxious to become part of a oppressed sexual minority. The author of this astonishingly idiotic post is someone named Robert Bridge. In 2013 Bridge wrote a book. I am certain that it is a page-turner.

Religious zealots should NEVER use the word "superstition" to describe things they don't like

C.J. Doyle
C.J. Doyle, Catholic Action League of Massachusetts
via YouTube
Massachusetts is considering a measure that would allow people to use their gender identity or identify as gender-neutral on official documents. The bill would also allow people to correct birth certificates to reflect their gender identity in place of natal sex. Silly me. I fail to see how this affects anyone other than those people who take advantage of the potential law.

To tell the truth, I do not know anyone who identifies as gender-neutral. If I did it would not be a source of consternation. Donald Trump is a source of anxiety — not gender diverse people. Well, enter C.J. Doyle of the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts. CALM is not calm. Nor does it exist according to the Secretary of State. I could make a phone call to Mr. Doyle but I already have enough sources of irritation.

The hate group is selling advice for parents

American Family Association, an anti-LGBTQ hate group, is selling DVDs. The email hawking their fare is titled: How Do You Address This Controversial Topic?. These DVDs are intended to misinform parents about human sexuality so that they can misinform their children and possibly make them — and their classmates — miserable in the process. Who could possibly resist?

The first of these is titled: Preparing Your Children for the Transgender Revolution. The description reads:
In this AFA Cultural Institute DVD, Christian author and apologist Tom Gilson explains what parents need to know and what children need to hear about the transgender revolution. The one-hour presentation equips parents with the knowledge they need to confidently address the issue with grace and truth.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Kim Davis' Lawyer Appointed to Univ. of Kentucky Board of Trustees

Anthony C. Donahue
via Twitter
When Mad Mat Staver (of Liberty Counsel, an anti-LGBTQ hate group) needed a local lawyer to represent Kim Davis in 2015, he chose A.C. Donahue. Donahue's direct involvement might have been limited but Davis did lose that case. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Donahue has also been affiliated with Alliance Defending Freedom, another anti-LGBTQ hate group.

A.C. Donahue (Anthony C. Donahue, sometimes Anthony Charles Donahue) has been appointed to the board of trustees of the University of Kentucky by Governor Matt Bevin. Is Mr. Donahue a great legal scholar? Probably not if you consider that his law degree is from Pat Robertson's Regent University.

Friday, September 27, 2019

The wisdom of "ex-gay" Dennis Jernigan

Just another “ex-gay” blowhard.
Dennis Jernigan
Dennis Jernigan seems more interested in selling his crackpot books than selling albums. Homosexuality is at the top of his list.
Kendra Semmen wants people to know How Jesus Saved an International Worship Artist From Bondage of Homosexuality:
Dennis Jernigan ministers to millions of people around the world with his worship and praise albums. Though he's married with nine kids now, he used to struggle with homosexuality—stemming from other people's opinions about him.
You would think that he was giving his albums away for free. Furthermore, were there really an omnipotent god, he would require neither worship nor praise. What? He is insecure? The fact that Jernigan is married and has nine kids has no bearing on the presence or depiction of his sexual orientation.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Brown is blaming the victims of discrimination for the reluctance of people to patronize bigots

Brian S. Brown
Brian S. Brown has conjured up a new reason for people to donate to National Organization for Marriage:
The text of this nonsense reads:
So many victims…

Even before the US Supreme Court illegitimately imposed same-sex 'marriage' on the nation, LGBT extremists have been targeting people of faith for attack if they refuse to participate in celebrating same-sex ceremonies and events that violate their religious beliefs. The list of victims who have been targeted is long and growing – cake designers, printers, inn keepers, t-shirt makers, graphic artists, photographers, florists, funeral homes, film makers, farmers, etc. – all targeted because they hold biblical views on issues such as marriage and human sexuality.

Hate group takes a stand for bigoted Florida teacher

Donald Trump's sociopathy is consuming a great deal of oxygen and attention. Nevertheless, anti-LGBTQ activities are ever present.
This is not the student at issue but she is a transgender girl. Just how disordered would you have to be to insist on referring to this girl with male pronouns?
via Evoke.ie
A Duval County, Florida teacher at Sandalwood High School sent an email to a transgender female high school student: “I will NOT refer to you with female pronouns.”

The teacher, Thomas Caggiano, continued: “If this is not acceptable for you, change classes. I will call you by any reasonable name you like but the pronouns are not a negotiable thing for me.”

A spokesperson for Superintendent, Dr. Diana Greene said that the teacher has been counseled. However, it is unclear whether or not the teacher will be disciplined. It is, however, a clear violation of school policy. Indeed, it is an idiotic violation of school policy. It is extremely petty but misgendering transgender kids is a form of violence.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

"Hormones on Demand" and other BS

Religious fundamentalists find inventive ways to attack treatments for gender dysphoria because they cannot approve of transgender people.
The very existence of transgender people creates, in the fundamentalist mind, a conflict with Genesis 1:27. Therefore, transgender people cannot possibly exist. If they cannot exist then treatments for gender dysphoria gratuitously create “people who identify as transgender.” Attack the treatment and transgender people will cease to exist. No one ever said that this has to make sense.

I am negligent for not addressing this issue when I reviewed Mark Regnerus' polemic at Witherspoon Institute's pseudo-intellectual blog. According to Regnerus, referencing a piece of research done by Stephen B. Levine:
He notes that while the World Professional Association for Transgender Health endorses informed consent, this principle remains at odds with its recommendation of providing hormones on demand.

But the authors of the JAMA Psychiatry study, following the USTS’s survey measurement, aren’t interested in subtleties. The authors paint an entire class of cautious therapeutic approaches as intrinsically harmful …

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

George Soros as a substitute for "malevolent Jewish influence"

Header of an International Organization for the Family email
Brian S. Brown, leader of the hate group International Organization for the Family and National Organization for Marriage has a pair of emails out today; one from each group. Brown has acquired new e-marketing software giving the same crap a new look.

The first of these is from IOF (an assumed name for Howard Center For Family Religion and Society). It is titled: soros' plans. Mr. Soros doesn't deserve capitalization. The graphic claims that Mr. Soros wants to make Mr. Brown's fundamentalist Catholic values illegal. Exactly how — or where for that matter — Soros would do so is anyone's guess.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Yet another transgender woman shot in Dallas

Dallas police released this photo of a red four-door pickup truck from which a man shot a transgender woman multiple times.
I do not understand why some men find transgender women threatening. Late Friday evening a man in a late model pickup truck pulled alongside a transgender woman, proceeded to yell transphobic slurs at her, pulled out a gun and shot her. The woman was shot “multiple times” in the chest and arm. I would call that attempted murder.

Hate group leader complains about nonexistent harassment

Tony Perkins
Fox News screen capture
Tony Perkins of Family Research Council is a hate group leader. Perkins and FRC routinely harass — directly and indirectly — LGBTQ people, their families and supporters. Mr. Perkins is a rabid bigot who often claims, in various ways, that LGBTQ people pose a danger to children. Now he is claiming that a nationwide risk assessment survey puts children at risk and requires parental consent.
A trip to the school clinic is supposed to make kids feel better -- not worse. But in Oakdale, Louisiana, parents are finding out just how sick America's public schools are. Christin Willis says her son went to the health center for a football physical. What he got was a graphic sex survey that's putting parents on the warpath.

Chris Doyle's conversion therapy case dismissed - Liberty Counsel loses again

Christopher Doyle
On Friday, United States District Court Judge Deborah K. Chasanow dismissed the complaint in Doyle v. Hogan. In the action Christopher Doyle, a licensed counselor, challenged Maryland's ban on conversion therapy for minors. Doyle was represented by Liberty Counsel, an anti-LGBTQ hate group. The lead attorney for Doyle was Liberty Counsel's Horatio Gabriel Mihet.

In short strokes:
  • Free Speech: The judge ruled that Maryland is regulating professional conduct. The fact that the conduct is speech does not mean that the state is impermissibly violating Doyle's First Amendment rights.
  • Free Exercise: Doyle remains free to believe anything that he chooses to believe and to practice his religion in accordance with those beliefs.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Of all people, Mark Regnerus is criticizing a study that he does not like

“Mark Regnerus' claim that others are being intellectually dishonest is rather provocative.”
via Austin Institute
I want to avoid this becoming a response ad hominem but a primer on Mark Regnerus (a professor of Sociology at University of Texas, Austin), is in order, particularly in regard to his ethical shortcomings. Aside from his academic responsibilities, Regnerus, a zealous Catholic convert, was one of the founders of the Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture.

The president of the Austin Institute is Luis E. Tellez. Tellez, an Opus Dei numerary, is also president of the Witherspoon Institute, the organization that provided a majority of the funding for Regnerus' supposed study of gay parenting. Witherspoon's intent was to thwart marriage equality by “proving” that the children of gay couples are disadvantaged.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Brian S. Brown equates marriage equality with slavery

“What this is really about is raison d'être. NOM hasn't accomplished anything and it doesn't really do anything. Brian S. Brown is seeking a reason for it to exist.”
Brian S. Brown
Same-sex marriage hasn't affected anyone adversely. About the worst consequence of gay marriage is that a friend or relative will register at a boutique that is too pricey. Brian S. Brown disagrees.

Imagine public
policy dictated
by this guy.
Mr. Brown, you see, doesn't make many independent decisions. He feels obliged to follow the teachings that emanate from the Vatican. However, Brian S. Brown is no closer in viewpoint to American Catholics than I am in accord with Hasidic Jews and I had a shrimp cocktail last night — oy veh.

Mr. Brown decided to vent, on behalf of National Organization for Marriage, via the conservative outlet, Daily Wire. Brown's diatribe is titled: BROWN: The Fight For Marriage Continues. Mr. Brown is a dead-ender. His arguments for reinstating marriage discrimination don't even rise to the level of the losing arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges and United States v. Windsor.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Sprigg to appear at a pray-away-the-gay convention

Friday, according to Family Research Council, an anti-LGBTQ hate group:
Tomorrow, Peter Sprigg, Senior Fellow for Policy Studies at Family Research Council, will be a keynote speaker this weekend at “Hope Gathering 2019”—the 9th annual conference of Help4Families. The conference, co-sponsored by Living Stones Ministries, will be held in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday and Saturday, September 20 and 21.
I cannot imagine how intellectually stimulating that must be. Two days worth. I am certain that Sprigg will be up to the challenge.

Brush & Nib proprietors try to sell their BS with a blog post

Brush & Nib Studio
The owners of Brush & Nib studio would "love to chat with you" about a wedding invitation providing that you are a heterosexual Christian.
Breanna Koski and Joanna Duka attempt to explain: Why the Arizona Supreme Court ruling in favor of our art studio is a win for everyone. The two would-be moralists succeed in demonstrating what self-absorbed dim bulbs they truly are.

Brush & Nib Studios does not want to design wedding invitations for gay couples because they do not approve of same-sex marriage. No gay couple ever asked them for an invitation — and now none ever will. Just in case, though, they went to court. They won. Four conservative state supreme court justices — appointees of conservative governors of Arizona1 — ruled in their favor, overturning lower court decisions. This was a win for Christian Privilege™.

The basic concept of nondiscrimination laws is that consumers of goods and services provided by public accommodations should not require the approval of the proprietor based on membership in a protected class.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Someone at NOM tried to reconstitute the blog - Of course it's fucked up

Brian S. Brown
Thursday, the National Organization for Marriage Blog seems to have been resuscitated. NOM's blog is a useful chronicle of incompetence, misadventure and failure.

National Organization for Marriage only does one thing: It asks for money. NOM uses those funds to support enough structure to ask for more money. A great deal of that money ended up in the hands of Brian S. Brown and others who looted the organization. (I barely scratched the surface of the corruption.) Through 2017 NOM burned through about $70 million and has nothing to show for it.

You would think that, just by sheer happenstance, NOM would succeed at something. Anything. Maybe there is a god after all.

Informing the public about conversion therapy

New York City's repeal of its conversion therapy ban offers an opportunity to educate the public.
David Schwartz, Dovid Schwartz
Dr. Dovid Schwartz sued the City of New York in order to engage in a practice that is both ineffective and harmful. Dr. Schwartz's PhD is from a for-profit correspondence school.
via Alliance Defending Freedom
New York City's ban on conversion therapy is all but history. The City Council is likely to repeal the ban shortly. However, in January of this year legislation was signed into law in New York State banning conversion therapy by licensed mental health counselors on anyone under the age of 18. To quote part of the legislative summary:
… the license, registration or certificate of a mental health professional shall be revoked, suspended or annulled, or such professional shall be subject to discipline by the provider's licensing entity, if such mental health professional engages in sexual orientation change efforts upon any patient under the age of eighteen years old. The bill only applies to mental health professionals licensed with the State of New York … and does not apply to counseling services provided by members of the clergy …

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

That settles it: Bible Nation Society disapproves

Immanuel Baptist Church
Immanuel Baptist Church
World Headquarters of Bible Nation Society
Bible Nation Society is organizing a Rally for Religious Liberty to Counter Governor and Attorney General. Bible Nation Society owns a domain but has no website. BNS is a 501(c)3 but has revenues under $50,000 allowing it to provide its tax return to the IRS by e-postcard. They are terribly upset with the Michigan Civil Rights Commission.

Last summer the Commission made a determination that it would interpret the word sex, as it relates to nondiscrimination protections, to include sexual orientation and gender identity. That didn't go down well in some parts of Christendom which has the shared belief that Free Exercise of religion (as Religious Liberty™) requires the ability to discriminate against those one disapproves of (all neatly cloaked in Christian scripture, of course).

Yes Madame: Conservative Christians Really DO Harm LGBTQ People

Laura Haynes
Conversion Therapy Crackpot Laura Haynes
via Laura Haynes website
Laura Haynes poses the rhetorical question: Are Religious Californians Really Harming the Mental Health of People Who Identify as LGBTQ? The outlet for this intellectually dishonest treatise is Witherspoon Institute's pseudo-intellectual blog.

Aside from the BS inherent in rhetorical questions Ms. Haynes is incapable of writing “LGBTQ people.” She is pretending that LGBTQ people do not exist. Her substitute is “People who identify as LGBTQ.” How can she answer a question about people whom she does not believe even exist? Not very well, as it turns out.

Laura Haynes is a retired California Christian psychologist. Haynes is, and always has been, a professional Christian. She has been associated with NARTH (now Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity) and specialized in conversion therapy. She has personally harmed LGBTQ people with interventions that are both ineffective and harmful according to every mainstream medical and counseling professional organization.

So let's see if I have the right - Ex-gay is suing Vimeo for sexual orientation discrimination? UPDATED

Church United
(Originally published on June 25, 2019) California's Unruh Civil Rights Act makes it unlawful for businesses to discriminate based on sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, or sexual orientation.

You all know what Vimeo is. In some respects it is where people go after their account gets whacked by YouTube. In 2014 Vimeo changed its acceptable use policy to preclude posting videos promoting conversion therapy. Vimeo is owned by IAC. Vimeo and its parent are both located in New York City.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Michael Voris is selective in his sanctimony

Michael Voris
Michael Voris of Church Militant is a gay man who claims to be celibate in order to conform to the catechism of the Catholic Church. That is his decision to make. Yet Voris is a hypocrite. Aside from prohibitions on “bearing false witness,” the catechism is explicit: “Truth or truthfulness is the virtue which consists in showing oneself true in deeds and truthful in words, and guarding against duplicity, dissimulation, and hypocrisy.”

Mr. Voris has a history of saying or writing just about anything in defense of the Catholic Church. He will do so regardless of whether or not his assertions are truthful. In fact he will make statements regardless of whether or not his utterances make any sense.

While he mixes fact with opinion, Voris is essentially correct with respect to the following:
Two gay men are suing the U.S. government over the citizenship of their adopted daughter.

American Vision offers evidence that it is a hate group

Asserting that LGBTQ people pose a peril to children as a means of framing anti-LGBTQ religious beliefs is a sure path to hate group status.
Gary DeMar
Apparently the Establishment Clause within  the First Amendment doesn't say precisely what it says.
Gary DeMar, head of American Vision, wrote: More Homosexual Penguins on Parade to Propagandize Children. I might be a penguin skeptic so I will skip that part, for now. According to Mr. DeMar:
Gary DeMar
Homosexuals have been able to convince many people that homosexual behavior is normal by some false analogies, bad science, and buckets of intimidation. Since most public schools do not teach students how to think, it’s no wonder that many young people fall for fallacious reasoning.
Relegating a sexual orientation that DeMar disapproves of to behavior is intellectually dishonest. The existence of sexual orientation as a continuum (with heterosexual and homosexual at the extreme ends) is settled science.

You win some - You lose some

An unfortunate loss in Arizona. A win for the SPLC.
I think that the Arizona Supreme Court's 4-3 decision in Brush & Nib Studio is idiotic. Reading the ruling it seems like four conservative judges incorporated Alliance Defending Freedom's rhetoric into a ruling celebrating Christian privilege. The Court did not provide guidance to determine what is speech and what is conduct.

Some have called the ruling very narrow. I disagree. It opens the door to anyone claiming that their discriminatory conduct was merely the avoidance of compelled speech. Moreover, it awards a hate group (Alliance Defending Freedom) with a victory. One that they will use to raise funds and burnish their credibility.

Monday, September 16, 2019

LifeSiteNews using pray-your-gay-away to raise funds

According to John-Henry Westen, co-editor of LifeSiteNews: Hundreds have left the LGBT lifestyle and now speak against it. Help their voices be heard!
Our journalist, Doug Mainwaring, was on the ground this weekend in Florida reporting at the Freedom March – a march organized and led by ex-trans and ex-LGBT activists - something mainstream media doesn’t want to acknowledge exists!

Not only does the Freedom March prove the flaws of the LGBT viewpoint, but it gives hope to all those living that lifestyle to know that there is a way out.

While mainstream media wants to ignore them, by joining the LifeSite giving family, you can give them a voice.

Out of the woodwork - Out from under rocks they come

Katherin Kirkpatrick
Katherin Kirkpatrick
via LinkedIN
Katherin Kirkpatrick (no “e” at the end of Katherin) appears to be an unemployed technical writer in Portland, OR. She is a Certified Medical Transcriptionist. Yet, she presumes to be an expert in human sexuality with: How Oregon Built A Transgender Medical-Industrial Complex On Junk Science. Oh do tell how a mountain of peer-reviewed research published to respected academic journals is relegated to “junk” status. What are the odds that this idiot has a religious objection to gender diverse people?

The subtitle of this masterpiece of critical thinking and intellectual curiosity reads:
Oregon now allows adverse gender surgery outcomes to go largely untracked, restricts health workers’ right to advise patients about the risks, and strips custody from parents who object to transgender experimentation on their children.
Aesop's challenge:

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Where do they grow these nitwits?

Megan Fox
Megan Fox | via Twitter
There is an endless supply. There must be a factory somewhere that manufactures them. Eventually they are electrically animated. They end up writing for outlets like Breitbart or PJ Media where they exploit the confirmation biases of the Trump base. Money doesn't grow on trees but morons might.

Megan Fox is among those who write for PJ Media. On Saturday she displayed great erudition with: UK Gender Clinic to Offer Sex Change to Kids as Young as 3 — Online. None of that is factually accurate. Yet the reader comments doth flow. Ms. Fox can bathe in adulation from a grateful audience.
The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), run by the Tavistock and Portman National Health Service (NHS) Trust in the UK is offering appointments, diagnosis, and even medication for children who are "transitioning" because they suffer from gender dysphoria. The children in question can be as young as three years old.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Kevin Whitt is hustling the Christians at our expense

Kevin Whitt
Kevin Whitt
via Facebook
Kevin Whitt is the latest conservative Christian hero to emerge out of LGBTQ culture. He is getting a great deal of attention. Of course another one could become the tchotchke du jour tomorrow. Kevin Whitt was a prostitute. He is still hooking but the 35-year-old has a new customer base.

I have sometimes joked to myself about the oodles of money that would come my way if I converted from Judaism, found Jesus, repented and claimed to be ex-gay. Mr. Whitt took himself more seriously.

A "Traditionalist" Federal Judge Gets It - Why don't other people?

Judge Michael H. Watson
Judge Michael H. Watson
via Wikipedia
On Thursday U.S. District Judge Michael H. Watson ruled in favor of four transgender people suing Ohio for the right to change their birth certificates. The case is not settled as the ruling only denied the state's motion to dismiss. However, the judge clearly understands the issue. In his ruling Judge Watson wrote:
Assuming the allegations in the complaint are true, particularly plaintiffs’ assertion that ‘gender identity is the critical determinant of sex,’ the court is not convinced that Ohio law prohibits plaintiffs’ request.
Is that not at the core of transgender issues? When natal sex and gender identity are incongruent, gender identity prevails. Otherwise, gender dysphoria would not exist. It seems so obvious. Yet some people are oblivious.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Today's Spectacular Stupidity Award

Wisconsin State Sen. André Jacque
On any given day there is fierce competition: Who will prevail over other idiots. If American Family Association is correct, that award goes to State Senator André Jacque of Wisconsin:
A state senator is pushing his colleagues to stop allowing aborted fetuses to be used for medical experiments.

Sen. Andrew [SIC] Jacque tells OneNewsNow that his bill would stop the trafficking, exploitation, use, or transfer of aborted children's body parts, and it would require recording the gender and type of handicap of aborted babies.

Sorry but I agree with the coffee shop

According to Pink News:

Natalie Weiss, a transgender woman, was let go from her job at a Lincoln, Nebraska coffee shop Cultiva Espresso & Crepes on Wednesday (September 11) after she declined service to Marilyn Synek, who is employed by the Nebraska Family Alliance.

Nebraska Family Alliance is a rather nasty anti-LGBTQ organization that I would personally deem to be a hate group. I have some familiarity with Marilyn Synek who is employed by the organization as a communications specialist. She is an odious employee of an odious organization with an odious agenda.

New York City poised to repeal conversion therapy ban

Corey D. Johnson is the Speaker of the NYC City Council. He is openly gay and an odd sponsor of a measure to repeal the City's ban on conversion therapy.
via City of New York
New York City seems an unlikely locale for undoing a conversion therapy ban. The Speaker of the City Council, Corey Johnson, is gay as are a number of Council members and there is a robust LGBTQ affairs caucus. Speaker Johnson is actually the author of the repeal. I only learned of Wednesday evening when attorneys for the City of New York notified the judge presiding over Schwartz v. City of New York.

David Schwartz, is an ultra-orthodox Hassidic Jew with half-assed academic credentials. With representation by the hate group, Alliance Defending Freedom, Schwartz is suing the City on the basis that the ban violates his religious freedom. The legislation seems to be a direct response to the litigation. The text is dated Monday, September 9. There has been no period of time for public comment and the hearing is today, Thursday.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Starnes: Facebook has a right to not advertise his book but refusing his ads threatens constitutional freedoms

Todd Starnes
Christian warrior Todd Starnes
via RawStory
Todd Starnes wins a very special prize. If you divide the number of people in his audience by his IQ few people are in his league. Starnes has a special gift for communicating with a certain segment of society in spite of his obvious intellectual deficits.

The subject story comes by way of American Family Association's blog which means an idiot (J.M. Phelps) writing about an idiot (Todd Starnes). Truthfully, I am not familiar with Mr. or Ms. Phelps but writing for AFA offers some clues about his or her intellect. The text confirms my suspicions.

I'm sorry - I am not conversant in your dialect of batshit

I received the following email which was sent to the SBF contact email address:
Worldlings:

The Novus Ordo sect is an apostate pagan antichurch led by (Satanic Jew) manifest apostate antipopes who took over (in 1958) the physical structures/properties that were previously controlled by Christianity. Salvation is possible only with the One True Church (https://www.mostholyfamilymonastery.com/)

The Innocent and Most Sacred Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ cries out against Jews. The Crucifixion was the greatest crime in human history. There were no gas chambers in Hitlerian Germany.
Gee, thanks!

The continuing misadventures of MassResistance

Arthur Schaper
Arthur Schaper in his Trump costume. Schaper is a ne'er-do-well who never accomplishes anything except "look at me, look at me."
MassResistance, an anti-LGBTQ hate group, is using Drag Queen Story Hour as a vehicle for media attention. The Torrance, California chapter is led by Arthur Schaper (pronounced shopper) who is a piece of work.

Arthur Christopher Schaper is an unemployed resident of Torrance. Schaper is so abrasive that the Republican Party revoked the charter of Beach Cities Republican Club, of which he is president. Schaper has a reputation in California for disrupting public meetings. Schaper is reportedly associated with a number of right wing anti-immigrant groups.

Drag Queen Story Hour is coming to the Chula Vista library. According to KUSI, San Diego:

Brian S. Brown: "Game on..." (Gaming donors)

Brian S. Brown
Brian S. Brown continues to mislead potential donors
Brian S. Brown, on behalf of National Organization for Marriage, is now in a search of relevance. Of course he is also asking for money. It is my opinion that Mitch McConnell is never going to allow the Equality Act to come to the floor of the Senate. McConnell is now requiring White House pre-approval before legislation is debated and the White House has announced that Trump would veto the bill. Beyond that, where would 60 votes come from?

Rallying the faithful around opposition to the Equality Act is inherently dishonest. Furthermore, Brown has created a nuisance. After requesting calls to McConnell:

Research: Gender identity conversion efforts lead to a lifetime of misery

New study shows association of attempts to make transgender people cisgender to suicide and adverse mental health.
A new study published today in JAMA Psychiatry found that exposure to attempts by professionals to change a person’s gender identity is associated with a range of adverse mental health outcomes, including suicide attempts. The study was authored by researchers at The Fenway Institute, and the Harvard Medical School.

“The rate of previous suicide attempts among transgender people in the United States is extremely high, with 41 percent reporting that they have had that experience,” said Dr. Alex Keuroghlian, senior author of the study who directs the National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute and the Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Gender Identity Program. “What this new study shows is that transgender people who are exposed to conversion efforts anytime in their lives have more than double the odds of attempting suicide compared with those who have never experienced efforts by professionals to convert their gender identity from transgender to cisgender.”

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Ryan T. Anderson thinks he is quite a bit smarter than he really is

Ryan T. Anderson
Ryan T. Anderson has spent the better part of a decade maligning LGBTQ people on behalf of the Catholic Church. Now he wants to be taken seriously as a scholar.
via YouTube
Ryan T. Anderson cannot help himself. Writing at Witherspoon's pseudo-intellectual blog Anderson conflates conservatism with conservative Catholicism. True conservatives respect the separation of church and state as envisioned by our framers. They respect the Establishment Clause within the First Amendment.

That does not describe Mr. Anderson:
What can and should be done now to prevent the next administration from issuing another Dear Colleague Letter imposing a transgender bathroom policy on every school in the nation? (Answer: The Civil Rights Uniformity Act, clarifying that the word “sex” in our nation’s civil rights laws does not mean “gender identity.”) What can and should be done now to prevent the next administration from shutting down Catholic adoption agencies or revoking the nonprofit tax status of evangelical colleges that don’t endorse same-sex marriage? (Answer: A more robust version of the First Amendment Defense Act.)

Anne Paulk - Victimized again

Anne Paulk
Conversion therapy promoter Anne Paulk (circa 2017)
via American Family Association
A conversion therapy tout is terribly, terribly upset with dastardly Amazon.com.

Anne Paulk is the executive director of Restored Hope Network which seems to exist as a referral service to pray-your-gay-away enterprises. Ms. Paulk received a salary of $48,040 in 2017. It looks to me like she stole another $15,000 (it is so obvious) on which she probably did not pay taxes. In point of fact they paid someone to prepare the 2017 annual report for the IRS and it is rife with errors.

Perhaps I should file a referral with the Service. But I digress.

A confused and conflicted physician

A medical doctor claims that gender affirmation is child abuse.
Patrick Lappert, MD in deacon garb
via US News & World Report
On a Catholic radio show Dr. Patrick W. Lappert discussed “gender, homosexuality, human anthropology, human nature, morality, top surgery, bottom surgery, and sex hormones.”

Lappert, who has no experience with gender incongruent children, claims that gender affirmation is child abuse. While Lappert derives authority from his medical degree he speaks, not as a doctor, but as an apologist for Catholic dogma.

Dr. Lappert is a plastic surgeon in Madison, Alabama. Lappert is not board certified in any medical specialty. Complicating matters for Dr. Lappert and his patients is the fact that he is also a deacon of the Catholic Church (and a zealous convert). Lappert is also associated with the local chapter of the Courage (pray-your-gay-away) Ministry.

Monday, September 9, 2019

FRC: "4 Resources for Parents to Fight Transgender Ideology and Policy in Public Schools"

That sign says it all
via Christian Post
If Family Research Council wants to have an adult conversation about transgender students then they should approach it in an adult manner. Grownups do not call a medical condition an ideology. According to unnamed authors at FRC:
As the new school year begins, parents are discovering that transgender ideology and policy has taken hold in schools across the country. Teachers are being disciplined and fired for refusing to use the preferred pronouns of transgender-identifying students, kids are being locked in to transgender identities that they would otherwise naturally grow out of, girls are having to fend for themselves after finding boys who think they are girls in their restrooms, showers, and locker rooms, and boys who think they are girls are competing in and winning girls’ sporting events.

As you might expect, Mad Mat Staver is not a geneticist

“One thing that I am reasonably certain of: You cannot pray away the DNA.”
Mat Staver
Hate group leader, Mad Mat Staver is as profoundly confused as he appears to be. 
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The subject line of Monday's email from Liberty Counsel reads: Study Confirms Genes Don't Determine Homosexuality:
A study conducted by scientists from Harvard and MIT once again refutes the “born that way” reason for homosexuality. This massive study of nearly half a million people sought to determine if genetic factors contribute to same-sex sexual behavior.
For starters, this study did not compare gay people with straight people. Contrary to Staver's claim, this was not an exploration of homosexuality. I will have more on this in a few paragraphs.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Perhaps NASA is designing a new spaceship to fly to heaven

Faith-based religion does not mingle well with evidence-based science.
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The Slowly Boiled Frog's search function has become a card catalog of religious lunatics at the fringes of civilized society. Imagine my delight at finding a berserk person new to this blog. This one falsely claims that the Equality Act would federally ban conversion therapy. She also claims that it will destroy free speech.

I do not know who, or what, Maria Martinez is but she has some rather odd ideas about sexual orientation. What is baffling is that Maria Martinez claims to be a Texas lawyer. Yet she is incapable of reading and comprehending legislative text. I have been trying to track down this nitwit to no avail. I desire the simple pleasure of telling her that she is a mindless idiot who is functionally illiterate.

Friday, September 6, 2019

What is going on here? From magic spells to "gender ideology"

Emily Zinos
Emily Zinos is an anti-LGBTQ warrior for the faith without discernible credentials other than piety.
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You have all probably read about the Nashville priest, Rev. Dan Reehil, who pulled Harry Potter books from the diocesan school because they contain real magic spells that could injure people. He reached that conclusion after consulting with several exorcists; experts worthy of inclusion on peer review panels no doubt.

Even in Tennessee, parents are in revolt claiming that the priest is unable to distinguish between what is real and what is fantasy. The majority of Catholics in the United States are enlightened and progressive. I am reminded that they supported marriage equality in percentages greater than the general public.

Father Reehil is a moron but he hasn't really done that much damage.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Undermining their own anti-LGBTQ argument

Today's most offensive post from American Family Association, an anti-LGBTQ hate group, is titled: Becket busy defending Catholic foster care from LGBT allies.
In 2018, the City of Philadelphia barred Catholic Social Services from placing children in homes due to the agency's policy against placing children with same-sex couples.
The agency's contract was terminated. However it is probably more accurate to say that Catholic Social Services (revenues YE June 30, 2018, $24,313,237) withdrew from the foster care program rather than comply with nondiscrimination requirements. When it comes to foster care, private agencies are doing the work of the state as contractors. They are paid with taxpayer funds. It is absurd to think that an organization can discriminate with tax dollars.

I almost feel sorry for this terribly confused kid who writes for The Federalist

Tristan Justice
Tristan Justice|The Federalist
Tristan Justice seems to be employed by The Federalist, an outlet slightly more discerning than WND … most of the time. TJ has been quite prolific. Thursday's scintillating essay from Mr. Justice is titled: Marianne Williamson Gets It Right — Stop Mocking Thoughts And Prayers. Justice goes on to write:
While Democrats mock the “thoughts and prayers” offered in the aftermath of the latest mass shooting in Texas, Marianne Williamson stands out from the crowd, criticizing elitist “mockery” of sincerely held religious beliefs.
Tristan Justice is profoundly confused. I will be brief. Since Mr. Justice might read this I will acquaint him with the fact that I was seriously injured by gun violence. I was ambushed and shot (point-blank in the back with a .45) in an effort to put the brakes on an internal audit that I had orchestrated.

Federal Magistrate Shreds ADF's Anti-LGBTQ BS

Nicholas K. Meriwether
Nicholas K. Meriwether is a proponent of Christian Privilege
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Thursday, a federal magistrate has recommended dismissal of a suit brought by an Ohio professor who refused to use gender correct pronouns at work.

Nicholas K Meriwether is one of those odd creatures who becomes a hero to the religious right for his belligerence and lack of respect for others due, pro forma, to his Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs™. His SHRB would, of course, be defended by a hate group, Alliance Defending Freedom.

It is my SHRB that veal osso bucco is holy manna. But I digress.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

AFA's rhetoric is even more idiotic than I once thought

My visit to a local Target store and some simple logic settles the issue.
Tim Wildmon
AFA's Tim Wildmon is either a liar or an idiot - possibly both
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The Wildmon family is not composed of NASA engineers. Don Wildmon, founder of American Family Association, is shrewd but not particularly intelligent. Tim Wildmon, who now runs the anti-LGBTQ hate group, isn't shrewd and is even less intelligent. Tim Wildmon's sons, Walker Wildmon and Wesley Wildmon, seemingly have the intellect of gladiolas.

There are other Wildmon family members at AFA's trough. They may not share the genes but they married these dunces. Mazel tov.

That brings me to AFA's jihad against Target Stores, an idiotic boycott that has failed miserably. Regardless of its lack of success it is premised on the false notion that transgender women pose a threat to cisgender women. That has morphed into the meme that accommodations for gender diverse people create a danger to women. It is positively ridiculous.