Monday, December 9, 2019

AFA's silly boycott seems to have inspired Target Stores

via Target website
Todd Evans is president of Rivendell Media. Evans' job is to place advertisements for the National LGBT Media Association.

Absolut Vodka and Wells Fargo, Evans notes, are among the high-profile corporations that market to the LGBTQ community with creative content that will appeal to LGBTQ consumers and their allies.

Include Target on that list, says Evans in South Florida Gay News. Evans points to Target Stores as an example of a company committed to LGBT-specific marketing and product offerings.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

NOM has still not filed its 2018 tax returns

Brian S. Brown
Late Friday the Internal Revenue Service updated the Business Master File with a December 9, 2019 (Monday) change date. According to the Service neither NOM entity (National Organization for Marriage or National Organization for Marriage Education Fund) has filed a required annual report via Form 990. The last available filing extension expired on November 15, 2019.

Meanwhile on Friday, Brian S. Brown did find time to author Canadian Gender Insanity Coming Our Way which is a transphobic diatribe attempting to attract donations. It's just more “gender ideology” stupidity in defiance of medical science. It provides a guide to the difference between faith and superstition.

Friday, December 6, 2019

LGBTQ people are the "indoctrination mob"

“Apparently Scott does not give a Schittl about exposing his outrageous bigotry.”
Scott Schittl
LifeSite Loon Scott Schittl
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I wrote about Hallmark Channel on Thursday. The CEO of the company has said that he is open to offering movies with gay leads. The expected “how dare they?” outrage has ensued. Today, Friday, the folks at LifeSiteNews are so terribly upset that they have taken action.
A LifeSite petition asking Hallmark not to produce LGBT movies for Christmas, or generally, gained more than 25,000 signatures in less than one day.

The petition, which is addressed to Mike Perry, president and CEO of Hallmark, and Don and Dave Hall, chairman and vice chairman, is in response to a recent interview given by a Crown Media Family Networks (owned by Hallmark) executive to the TheWrap.com.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Anti-Trans Ignorance From the Federalist (Shocking, I Know)

I will be brief. Someone by the name of Georgi Boorman recently switched from writing anti-choice diatribes to anti-LGBTQ tirades. The latest of these is titled: Transgender Activist Jessica Yaniv ‘Shocked’ Gynecologists Don’t Treat Men. The subtitle of this screed reads:
Citizens of liberal democracies should take note: Jessica Yaniv is the future, personified, if we continue down this path. The further a society moves from the truth, the closer it moves to tyranny.
First the title. Transgender women who have had gender confirmation surgery should periodically see a gynecologist. As WPATH explains:

Heritage Foundation Tees Up Some Anti-LGBTQ Bigotry

Mean Teacher
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At the Heritage Foundation blog, Virginia Allen interviews Lydia Gutierrez, second grade teacher and chair of the National Education Association Conservative Educators Caucus. I should mention that the NEA recognizes about 65 caucuses — including one for Zumba exercise (go figure). The list includes:
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Allen: If teachers are thinking, “If my student comes to me that is a boy and wants to be called by a girl’s name or by female pronouns or vice versa, what do I do?” And what advice would you give to those teachers and administrators?

Et tu Hallmark Channel? Et tu?

Hallmark Channel
First it was Chick-fil-A discontinuing some contributions to Christian organizations. Their foundation even donated a few bucks — GASP! — to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The latest horror spreading through radical Christendom is expressed as: Hallmark Channel CEO Says Company Is 'Open' to Making LGBTQ-Friendly Christmas Movies. It's enough to make God weep!

According to Tré Goins-Phillips at Faithwire:
The chief executive of the Hallmark Channel, known for its treasure trove of wholesome and characteristically cheesy Christmas flicks, said in a recent interview the company is "open" to filming movies with lead characters who are gay.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Texas Justice of the Peace Disciplined for Refusing to Wed Gay Couples

Texas Christianists are not pleased.
Dianne Hensley
Dianne Hensley is yet another public official who attempts to excuse her bigotry with supposed religious beliefs.
via Houston Chronicle
Waco Justice of the Peace Dianne Hensley decided that her god does not approve of same-sex marriages notwithstanding the fact that a justice of the peace unites couples in civil marriage. A justice of the peace is not required to perform marriages. However, if he or she chooses to do so then they are required to perform the service for all legally eligible couples.

Hensley has routinely married heterosexual couples. However, same-sex couples seeking the same service would be given a document that said: “I’m sorry, but Judge Hensley has a sincerely held religious belief as a Christian, and will not be able to perform any same sex weddings.” The document also referred the couple to other people in the area who would perform the service.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

AFA resorts to Third Reich imagery to promote anti-gay bigotry

We care about the beliefs of Christians a great deal less than Mr. Wildmon cares about what we do in our bedrooms.
Tim Wildmon
Hate Group Leader  Tim Wildmon - American Family Association
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American Family Association need never wonder why they are deemed an anti-LGBTQ hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Tuesday, AFA's leader, Tim Wildmon, sent out an email titled: Christians Must Not Fold to LGBT Activist Pressure. I have no problem with Wildmon's recitation of his understanding of biblical beliefs. People are entitled to believe anything they want:
According to the Bible, God allows sexual activity only between a man and a woman who are married. All other sexual conduct is forbidden.

No Dr. Brown: In polite society we don't intentionally harm others

Dr. Michael Brown
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Tuesday, Dr. Michael Brown offers up A Pastoral Approach to the Question of Transgender Pronouns. Fascinating, no doubt. The subtitle should read: “How to demonstrate disapproval of transgender people.”

Of course Brown would never use the phrase “transgender people” because to do so would confirm that they exist. Indeed, the whole point of Brown's sophistry is that, according to Genesis 1:27, transgender people cannot possibly exist. Just to prove the point, behold the Brown:
A recent teaching by Southern Baptist leader J. D. Greear underscored some of the challenges facing Christians today when confronted with the question of speaking to trans-identified individuals.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Scott Lively Calls His Homophobic Diatribe a Textbook

Scott Lively
Scott Lively isn't stupid. He's just batshit crazy.
via Boston Globe
Monday, Scott Lively of Pink Swastika fame offers up: Redeeming the Rainbow: A Christian Response to the “Gay” Agenda. (It is subsequent to Chic-Fil-A’s Betrayal Goes Much Deeper Than We Thought, oh my.) I have the clear sense that Mr. Lively does not know that he is a fruitcake.

As Lively explains, this is the title of a 2009 book that he authored. The poor thing is a victim of persecution:
In 2009 I wrote and published this textbook on pro-family advocacy, which I adapted from the thesis I wrote for my Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) degree in 2007. Importantly, the information contained in Redeeming the Rainbow is not simply the regurgitation of others’ work or the theories of a sequestered academic: it is the fruit of my own missionary efforts as a front-lines culture warrior around the world and its insights and conclusions are hard-earned and forged in the fire of persecution.

The Adoption and Foster Care Crisis

Eliminating otherwise eligible adoptive and foster parents from the pool because they are LGBTQ is clearly not in the best interests of children.
Sad Child
Monday, there is an increasing amount of noise present created by Christian agencies. Here are some sobering statistics regarding foster care:
  • One-third of children who age out of foster care without having been adopted end up homeless.
  • Hard current numbers are elusive but there are an estimated half-million children now in foster care.
  • Since 2013 there has been a 10.6% increase in children in foster care. Children awaiting adoption have increased 20%.
  • Children entering foster care are eight-years-of-age. A majority of the children awaiting adoption are more than eight-years-of-age. Due to their age, these kids are less likely to be adopted.
  • 75% of children in foster care are behind grade level.
  • Only half of the kids in foster care will ever receive a high school diploma.
  • Kids in foster care will likely attend six different K-12 schools
  • By the time they are 21, about half the kids now in foster care will be unemployed. Median income less than $6,000 and about one-third will have been arrested.