Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Ghost of CRAAP Meets the Real IRS

Bill Owens - CAAP
CAAP's Bill Owens (circa 2014) demonstrates that he can count as high as four.
The Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP) was established as a front group of National Organization for Marriage. William Owens and his wife Deborah Owens were both being paid by NOM.

Bill Owens' William Owens Ministry was paid $35,000/year and Deborah Owens' (now deleted) LinkedIn profile listed her as National Organization for Marriage “Church Outreach Coordinator.”

CAAP was formed as part of NOM's strategy to “drive a wedge between gays and blacks.”

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

A Study Published to the Brit. Journal of Sports Medicine is Not Relevant to HS Athletics

Breaking out the bullshit-to-English app to translate a hate group's drivel.
Just to be clear, I am not attacking peer-reviewed research. I suspect that the study's investigators would agree with my observations. According to American Family Association, an anti-LGBTQ hate group:
Even with the "groundbreaking" study revealing that transwomen undergoing hormone therapy still have a significant advantage over biological female athletes, conservatives are sure that Joe Biden will accelerate the transgender agenda if given the chance.
I am not a mind reader but AFA does have a track record. The intended inference is likely to be that trans boys are ruining high school athletics by competing unfairly. AFA is not deterred by the fact that there is no evidence to support that contention.

Indeed, they rapidly switch to public schools:

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Trans Folks Seem to Manufacture Cis Imbeciles

I find myself reading a post by Eileen F. Toplansky titled: Transgenderism and the Equality Act. Frankly I would rather drink bleach than use the word “transgenderism.” It is used to avoid conveying the dignity implied with “transgender people.”

Toplansky, who I gather is an adjunct instructor at a New Jersey community college, is a frequent right wing tourist. She begins rather awkwardly.
In June 2012 George Soros' the Center for American Progress (CAP) published an 84-page document whose introduction asserts that "[e]very day gay and transgender employees face alarmingly high rates of discrimination in the workplace. CAP actively seeks to advance the Democratic Party agenda.

Monday, December 28, 2020

2019 Tax Data Shows NOM Closer To Extinction

National Organization for Marriage
We do not have NOM's 2019 tax returns (form 990) as the Internal Revenue Service images do not yet contain them. However, I do have the IRS' Business Master File which was last updated on December 14, 2020.

I have created a local database from the data which I update each month as the IRS updates the data. Revenues can be derived from that database:

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

The Pillow Head Calls Election Fraud 'Biggest Crime Ever Committed'

Mike Lindell
via Newsweek
According to Stephen Strang (Charisma):
Mike Lindell … the founder and CEO of MyPillow … is passionate for our country and for the truth. He is working with top government leaders right now to make sure truth prevails and the overwhelming evidence of election fraud rises to the top.
In case you are unaware, many people believe that MyPillow is a scam. The pillows are filled with chopped up polyurethane foam. A few years ago, Mike Lindell settled a fraud lawsuit for $1 million because he made unsubstantiated claims about the supposed health benefits of his overpriced cushions. The uber-Christian is a hypocrite.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

When Did Transphobic Bigotry Become Normal?

Dogmatists accept, as incontrovertible truth, religious doctrine regardless of evidence to the contrary.
Jonathon Van Maren has penned: For trans activists, crazy is normal and normal is crazy. The image he has used (which I will not repost) is as bigoted as his malicious, unhinged text.

Transgender detractors have no interest in the welfare of people. Van Maren is attempting to defend the teachings of the Catholic Church which are best summarized as: “Transgender people do not really exist.” Like the rest of his ilk, Van Maren offers no alternatives to transitioning to abate the distress caused by gender dysphoria.

Van Maren has no alternatives because he is not interested in the science. The science conflicts with the dogma. The scientific consensus makes Van Maren look like a bewildered, religiously fanatical ignoramus.

Is Rep. Babin Confused or Just a Pants-On-Fire Liar?

Brian Babin
Stumping for Donald Trump in 2019, Rep Brian Babin falsely claimed that we had the lowest level of unemployment in more than 50 years.
via KFDM
Apparently President Biden will be complicit in HRC's design for the end of Christendom.
Tuesday, Representative Brian P. Babin (R-TX-36) has intentionally misstated the goals of the Human Rights Campaign. Babi took to the blog of the hard-right Heritage Foundation with: ‘Blueprint for Positive Change’ Exposes the Left’s Plans for Conservatives.

That is the first of many lies. The “Blueprint” is the work of the Human Rights Campaign. It sets forth HRC's lobbying goals for the new administration.

I'll get to HRC. Please bear with me while I first dispense with some of Babin's seditious delusions:
Until the electoral votes are certified by Congress on Jan. 6, our country will not officially select the next president. Nevertheless, liberal voices across America have already claimed victory in the presidential race and have begun laying the framework for a Biden administration.

Monday, December 21, 2020

"They" Never Tire of Claiming That LGBTQ People Pose a Threat to Children

Joseph Shaw
Defender of the Faith Joseph Shaw
via Twitter
I believe that Joseph Shaw is the head of UK's Latin Mass Society. Shaw is long on self-righteousness yet quite short on truth and decency. According to Mr. Shaw: How LGBT agenda offers perfect cover for predators to groom children. Shaw's diatribe includes a tirade about gender-affirming medical care:
… a clinic belonging to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) adopted a policy of “affirming” the expressed desires of young people and children to “change sex”, prescribing them powerful drugs, whose long-term effects remain little-known, to “block puberty.” The courts have now determined that this policy was wrong, because younger children are incapable of consenting to this treatment, and even the consent of older children must be treated with great caution.
If you think that Mr. Shaw gives a crap about the welfare of children you would be mistaken. His moronic bullshit is about defending scripture. Never mind that gender-affirming care is the clinical practice standard in the United States according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Endocrine Society. Both professional organizations are recognized internationally for their expertise.

"Witches Snatched Me Out of Church"

Sid Roth
The very nutty Sid Roth
via Charisma
The claim? Idiotic. Publishing the claim? More idiotic. Believing the claim? Spectacularly stupid.
According to Sid Roth: Woman Says Witches Snatched Her Out of Bethel Church to Perform Ritual Satanic Abuse.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Hate Group is Very Upset At Being Identified as a Hate Group

Jennifer Roback Morse
via Facebook
It never occurs to these people that the way to not being deemed a hate group is to stop behaving as a hate group.
An email from Jennifer Roback Morse of Ruth Institute, an anti-LGBTQ hate group, reads, in part:
I'm madder than a wet hen right now. That's why I'm asking you to sign our petition to the president of NBC News asking him to retract an awful story they ran.

The Dec. 9 article was about "hate groups" receiving Paycheck Protection Program funds to help with covid lockdowns. NBC curated their list from the notorious left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center and included well-respected pro-family groups like American Family Association, the American College of Pediatricians, and us!

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Abigail Shrier Martyred Again - Oh My!

Abigail Shrier
“When a kid contracts a disease, parent are angry at the disease. If a kid experiences acute gender dysphoria, some parents are angry with the kid.”
According to Heather Sells at CBN News: Activists Call for Book Ban as Politically Incorrect Look at Transgender Teens Shakes Up Marketplace. The simple fact is that if Abigail Shrier wrote a comparable book bearing misinformation about any other minority group, no one would carry it.

Imagine, if you will, the Shrier tome “proving” that the Protocols of the Elders of Zion was a legitimate document reflecting the intent of prominent Jews seeking world domination. Anyway, Jeff Bezos has already cornered that market.

Meanwhile, According to Brian S. Brown, the World Has Ended

Brian S. Brown
The latest email from Brian S. Brown, on behalf of International Organization for the Family is titled: They're coming for ALL of us. According to Brown:
Over the past few days, I've heard from a lot of people reacting to the news about Stripe, IOF's payment processor, trying to shut us down and silence us. The upshot of all this feedback is that we're not alone. But that isn't necessarily a comforting thought....
Stripe is a very large company. It processes payments for Amazon.com. My guess is that they whacked hate groups and are probably the unnamed company that stopped processing American Family Association's transactions.

And the Pete-Hate Begins

Pete Buttigieg
via Biden-Harris transition team
American Family Association (AFA) has singled out Pete Buttigieg for criticism. AFA is an anti-LGBTQ hate group. The pretext for AFA's criticism is: Get ready for $4 gas with 'Mayor Pete.'
We all know why AFA is attacking Buttigieg and it has nothing to do with prospective gas prices.
Given an opportunity to fuck up, AFA succeeds:
"Pete Buttigieg's signature transportation idea is to impose massive taxes on carbon dioxide… warns James Heartland, president of Heartland Institute.
Nope. The president of Heartland Institute is James Taylor. Heartland originally existed to fight tobacco regulations on behalf of Philip Morris. Heartland lost that battle to medical science and shifted its attention to climate denial. Heartland denies that it is a front group but it certainly seems to work on behalf of the coal industry.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Spreading Misinformation About Trans Youth

Hans Bader claims to have a law degree from Harvard. Nevertheless, Bader is attempting to conform medical science to scripture. The outlet for Bader's rhetoric is L. Brent Bozell III's cnsnews.

Bozell, by the way, is on the board of the Catholic League which does not file required annual reports with the IRS. Sorry but it is one of those things that infuriates me. But I digress.

According to Mr. Bader: Transgender Treatment Is Medical Malpractice for Many Teens. Apparently his law degree provides medical erudition.

It is the usual religious nonsense disguised as secular concern for children.

Endocrine Soc: "Discriminatory policies threaten trans healthcare"

The Endocrine Society is the oldest professional medical association still in existence. They (along with the Pediatric Endocrine Society) are the experts when it comes to hormone treatments including puberty blockers. The Society has been fighting right wing misinformation schemes for some time.

Today, Wednesday, the Society states that: “Endocrine experts unite to call for evidence-based policies governing transgender and gender diverse health care.”
The Endocrine Society and the Pediatric Endocrine Society oppose legislative efforts to block transgender and gender diverse individuals from accessing gender-affirming medical and surgical care, the two medical societies said in a joint policy perspective published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Aww, the Hate Group Lost Its Credit Card Processor

Tim Wildmon
Hate Group Leader Tim Wildmon, American Family Association
via YouTube
A sad tale indeed. AFA is all for having merchants choose their customers until it affects their organization.
In an email signed by Hate Group Leader Tim Wildmon:
Recently, the credit card processing company that we have been using decided to stop processing donations for American Family Association. They did this without warning –– overnight –– the first week of December. There is NO DOUBT this was done because we are a Christian ministry and we take public stands on moral issues.
The company probably chooses not to do business with a vile, rabid, anti-LGBTQ and Islamaphobic hate group.

Focus on the Family in Distress Over Bathrooms and Gay Curricula

Focus on the Family, an anti-LGBTQ organization, has published a brochure titled: Back to School for Parents. They describe their bigotry as:
Isn't that SPEH-shull?

Focus' handiwork is loaded with the expected nonsense. Indeed it begins with a quote from a hate group leader; Michelle Cretella of the American College of Pediatricians:
“Given how pervasive socialist ideologies and online technology have become in our culture and public institutions, it has never been harder for parents to know our rights, and to properly educate and protect our children. As a pediatrician and mother of four adolescents, I can authoritatively say that Back to School —for Parents is the most important book a parent will ever read. Download one for yourself, and for each of your family members and friends who cherish their kids!”

Monday, December 14, 2020

Mad Mat Staver Has Had a Tough Weekend

Mat Staver
via YouTube
Hate Group Leader Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel is sad. On Friday:
Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver stated, “The illegal actions of officials in four states violated the Constitution and made the 2020 election less secure for all voters. In a presidential election when one state makes the election less secure, that state affects voters in all the states. Every American’s vote has been violated.”
Mad Mat is impervious to evidence — or lack of same. The above statement came to me by email a couple of hours prior to the unanimous ruling of the Supreme Court to dismiss the case he is referring to. Prior to that idiotic statement state and federal courts ruled that Trump and his enablers had no evidence of any illicit activities.

Tulsi Gabbard Confirms That She Has Been a Bigot All Along

Tulsi Gabbard
Gabbard's engine is too big for her boat as she endangers trans kids.
In her final weeks in the U.S. House of Representatives Tulsi Gabbard decided to make an anti-LGBTQ splash. Gabbard joined Republican Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin to sponsor H.R.8932 titled Protect Women’s Sports Act:
To provide that for purposes of determining compliance with title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 in athletics, sex shall be determined on the basis of biological sex as determined at birth by a physician.
The bill has no chance of passage. Gabbard wants ink and she wants to get her ass on TV to remain relevant while she is in political hibernation. Gabbard's self-absorption is at the expense of a vulnerable and fragile minority group. Calling her maliciousness shameful is far too reserved.

Friday, December 11, 2020

Heritage Foundation's Transphobic Retired General

Lt. Gen. Thomas Spoehr (Ret)
Friday, according to retired Army Lt. General Thomas Spoehr: Think Twice Before Changing the Military’s Transgender Policy. Spoehr is concerned that President Biden will reinstate the eligibility of transgender troops to serve. I hope that Biden does just that.

Spoehr left the service in 2016 and immediately went on Heritage Foundation's payroll. Rather than leading troops in combat, Gen. Spoehr (with an eight month stint in Iraq) has had administrative responsibilities in a support role.

For the nearly two years ended July, 2013 his responsibility was to “[d]evelop and defend the Army's Five Year Financial Plan.” Thereafter, up until retirement, Spoehr was Director, Office of Business Transformation.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Heritage Foundation's Anti-Trans Twinkies

Heritage Foundation's three little anti-trans twinkies. (L-R) Nicole Russell, Lauren Evans and Virginia Allen.
Images via Twitter
At war with medical science because it conflicts with religious doctrine. But they will persist over and over again that they actually give a shit about kids who have a medical condition that they disapprove of.
Some years ago I was reading Linda Ellerbee's autobiography, “And So it Goes.” Therein, she introduced me to the term “twinkie.” It can be used to describe airheaded men and women equally.

Thursday, Heritage Foundation's Virginia Allen, Nicole Russell and Lauren Evans have a scripted conversation in order to produce a podcast. Their dishonesty is a source of irritation. Their dialog is titled: Problematic Women: America’s Transgender Craze Should Take a Cue From UK.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Perhaps Mr. Perkins Has Evidence of Election Fraud

Tony Perkins - Family Research Council
Neither Donald Trump nor Sidney Powell nor Lin Wood nor Rudy Giuliani nor Jenna Ellis have provided evidence of election fraud. AG Bill Barr hasn't found any either.
Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins (Family Research Council) is advancing baseless Trump conspiracy theories that the 2020 election was rigged. On Tuesday evening Perkins provided: The Night the Rights Went out in Georgia.

Those same conspiracy theories have found their way into numerous courts across the nation. The rough estimate is about 50 cases and Trump has won only one when poll observers were permitted a view from a socially distanced six feet instead of ten feet.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Hate Group vs. Ritz Crackers (Seriously)

AFA is having a shit fit over an ad campaign featuring LGBTQ people. Oh, the horror of it all.
Tuesday, American Family Association sent out an “Action Alert” titled: Men in lipstick: Ritz Crackers redefines family as two men. Yet the hate group has the audacity to complain about its designation as a hate group. (Ritz video below the fold.)

So what is it about Ritz Crackers that is so terribly distressing?
Ritz Crackers is attempting to normalize the transgender lifestyle by airing a commercial that has absolutely nothing to do with selling crackers. The company's most recent ad features a man putting on lipstick like a woman and effeminately clinging to another man, to brainwash children and adults alike by desensitizing audiences.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Homosexuals Cause a Panic In Conservative Christendom

The Siege of Antioch
via Wikipedia
American Family Association, an anti-LGBTQ hate group is terribly distressed: Warning: 'Clarifying' education law would crush Christian schools. The source of their heartburn is the Human Rights Campaign's Blueprint for Positive Change 2020.
A homosexual-rights lobbying group is proving elections have consequences, including for private Christian colleges and universities which could face closure if a Biden administration bows to an anti-religious legal scheme.
I will skip all the blather and cut to the core of this nonsense:
The ominously named “Blueprint for Positive Change 2020,” written by the Human Rights Campaign, calls for the U.S. Dept. of Education to deny accreditation to faith-based colleges and universities if they “discriminate or do not meet science-based curricula standards.”

UK Anti-Trans Ruling Provides an Excuse For the Religious Set to Trot Out Anti-Trans Vomit

Nicole Russell, Defender of the Faith™, is obsessed with transgender people. She writes: UK Issues Landmark Ruling Protecting Kids From Life-Altering Hormone Replacement Therapy. The Genesis 1:27 set is excited.
The High Court ruled that treatments often used to aid gender “transitions”—like puberty blockers and other sex-change hormones—are too experimental and are no longer able to be administered to anyone 16 years old or younger without permission from the court.

This is an incredible ruling for those who have been spreading the word for years about the dangers of transitioning.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Hate Group: "Trans Indoctrination of Our Children"

Tim Wildmon
Tim Wildmon, American Family Association's
fuckwit in charge
via YouTube
AFA has a video to sell and a failed boycott requiring defibrillation.
I have two emails from American Family Association today. Both confirm the fact that AFA is properly designated an anti-LGBTQ hate group.

The subject of the first email reads: Trans Indoctrination of Our Children. The text of the email is designed to get people to purchase AFA's video; In His Image. Referring to some of the content:
There are also several videos that dig deeper into the science of gender and sexuality, the history of sex change, gender education, and "transmania" culture. You won't want to miss the extended testimonies of Stephen Black, Walt Heyer, Laura Perry, and Denise Shick –– who all appear in the film.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Hate Site: Biden Supports Genital Mutilation Surgery

Joseph R. Biden
President Biden will restore Obama era protections for LGBTQ people. The conservative Christians who effectively lost the election are displeased.
How are any of these warriors for the faith even remotely qualified to oppose the guidance of the nation's leading professional peer organization focused on pediatric medicine?
Thursday, the headline reads: Top Senate Democrat backs Biden plan to impose transgender sports, bathrooms. “Biden also supports 'full access' to genital-mutilating surgery to make people appear more like members of the opposite sex.”

Sometimes I am tempted to simply write “fuck you” and leave it at that. However, trans people in general and gender-diverse kids in particular need to know that they have the support of rational cisgender people. Transgender folks are a vital part of the LGBTQ community.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Once Again Brian S. Brown Does a Gimme $ to Overturn Marriage Equality

Brian S. Brown

I have a new missive from Brian S. Brown leader of the anti-LGBTQ National Organization for Marriage. It is a money-beg titled: voters reject gay ‘marriage.’

That is inherently false. More than two-thirds of Americans support marriage equality (Gallup—June, 2020).

Mr. Brown goes on to paraphrase President Obama:
Former president Barack Obama said last week that Hispanic voters are increasingly supporting President Trump and Republicans because they reject Democrat positions on gay ‘marriage’ and abortion.
What President Obama said is:
But there are a lot of evangelical Hispanics who, you know, the fact that Trump says racist things about Mexicans, or puts detainees, undocumented workers in cages, they think that's less important than the fact that he supports their views on gay marriage or abortion.
Brown is essentially accurate. However 70% of the demographic voted for Joe Biden. (72% for Sec. Clinton in 2016.) Brown continues with oblivious rhetoric:

Ben Shapiro's Transphobia Problem

Ben Shapiro
According to Ben Shapiro on Wednesday, The Left’s Gender Theories Are Anti-Scientific Nonsense, but They’re Gaining Ground. He is responding to a tweet by Charles Blow that he did not like:

It is preposterous to assert that the overwhelming consensus of medical science is “anti-scientific.” It is equally absurd to assign a political ideology to medical science. Gender incongruence does not have a political preference. Nor does medical science regarding its treatment.
In every human culture—indeed, in every mammalian species—meaningful distinctions between male and female remain. To reduce children to genderless unicorns simply awaiting hormonal guidance from within piles absurdity upon absurdity.

And, of course, Blow’s take on “patience” is not limitless. Presumably, should your daughter announce that she is a boy at the tender age of five, all measures will immediately be taken to ensure that she is treated as a boy by those such as Blow. There will be no call for watchful waiting; to do so would be yet another act of “violence.”

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Are you fucking kidding me?

Fred Lucas
Heritage Foundation's Fred Lucas
via Twitter
“Free and fair elections are at the very core of our democracy. Attacking their credibility is to attack that democracy.”
Fred Lucas is one of those cranks with White House credentials who should not have White House credentials. He covers the White House for Daily Signal which is not a media outlet. It is the blog of the Heritage Foundation.

Tuesday, Mr. Lucas has written: 4 Takeaways From Arizona’s Election Fraud Hearing. As most of you know, this was not a hearing. It was a meeting of Republican crackpots with crackpots from the general public at a hotel conference room. No one was under oath and it was — obviously — not an official legislative event.

Furthermore, Arizona has certified the results of the election. Here are the four takeaways which I have subjected to a generous drivelectomy:

The Anti-LGBTQ Christian Crackpots Are Effectively Self-Marginalizing

“… other, more moderate, believers will remember the spectacular stupidity of these cretins.”
I have two emails from Bill Johnson of American Decency Association. The first of these I received Monday evening. It is titled: !!Alert Alert Alert!!. It reads, in part:
We need EVERYONE in the state to show up at the MI State Capitol at 9am tomorrow, Dec 1st.

This may be our last stand! Michigan Senate is meeting at 10 am and trying to stop an evidentiary hearing and the House will meet at 1:30 pm.

This is not a drill. This is the most critical moment we may have ever faced in our state. Our country needs us. We must ALL BE THERE.

Now is the hour. The time where your country calls you to act. This is our battle cry! This is OUR country!

Monday, November 30, 2020

Anti-LGBTQ Christian Nationalist Election Wizard

Eddie Hyatt
Eddie Hyatt | via YouTube
Eddie Hyatt pitched a fit in February when Walmart issued new vests to employees which included a rainbow symbol. He advised employees not to wear the vest. That advice was objectively stupid.

Monday, Hyatt, a Christian nationalist, is claiming that Donald Trump could still prevail: Why the Electoral Vote Could Be Key to a Second Term for Trump. His persistence is perhaps explained by his prior prophecy that Trump would win.
Terribly confused or a liar? You decide.
Some of you just said to yourselves that Mr. Hyatt is confused and a liar.
The American media has declared Joe Biden the president-elect on the basis of the popular vote. However, the U.S. Constitution gives clear guidelines for choosing the president of the United States and neither the media nor a popular vote is mentioned. It is the Electoral College that chooses the U.S. president.

Who Among Them is the Batshittiest?

Janet Folger Porter
Janet Folger Porter does crazy with the best of them.
Janet Porter is well known for her anti-LGBTQ antics. One of her fetishes is apparent in her obsessive attack on marriage equality. Porter also has a full-blown case of transphobia which she used to fleece the faithful.

The delusional bigot now wants to convince people that Donald Trump prevailed in the 2020 election. Late last week I received an email from Ms. Porter:

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

At Least The Conservative Christian Admits He is Confused

Bill Johnson, American Decency Association
Bill Johnson, American Decency Association via YouTube
Conservative Christians made the hypocritical choice to support the twice-divorced, six-time creatively bankrupt con artist, Donald Trump. In their circles many of their leaders went on the record to claim that God would ensure that Trump was reelected. Some of them even claimed that God chatted with them.

Wednesday I received an email from Bill Johnson of the very anti-LGBTQ American Decency Association. It is from Johnson but seems to be signed by their Steve Huston. A few years ago, Mr. Huston had a meltdown-shitfit because Honeymade advertised some graham crackers with a gay couple. ADA, at about the same time, had a collective embolism over a Hallmark card that they did not like.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Hate Groups Opposing Hate Crime Laws Yet Again

This image from American Family Association makes it abundantly clear why they oppose hate crime laws.
The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act was signed into law on October 28, 2009. Christian conservatives insisted at the time that the purpose of the law was to incarcerate Christian pastors. Some claimed that the intent was to ban the Bible. As the Act was being considered they pretty much lost their minds.

Perhaps readers can help me. I have searched and searched and I cannot find where we are keeping those locked up preachers. In fact, shame on our government. They won't even tell us who those preachers are. Presumably they have not received legal representation.

Arkansas is once again considering a hate crimes law which provides for sentence enhancements. As Arkansas Online notes:

I Once Lived on Guam

World War II ended for Imperial Japanese Army Sergeant Shoichi Yokoi in 1972 when he surrendered to authorities on Guam.
I lived on Guam for my employer at the time. Very pretty but utterly awful. I was a contractor and the military “suggested” to my employer that I should be transferred. I ended up in Bangkok which I loved.

Getting back to Guam, it is home to Yokoi's Cave. For Yokoi, a Japanese sergeant, World War II ended in 1972 when he surrendered. His cave is a popular tourist destination.

That recollection was inspired by the Conservative Action Project (CAP). Founded by former AG Edwin Meese III. CAP should be named The Religious Conservative Action Project. It has been closely associated with the anti-LGBTQ hate group Family Research Council. CAP does not appear to be a 501(c)x nonprofit entity.

Brian S. Brown Uses Anti-Semitic Slur

Brian S. Brown
Brian S. Brown circa 2017
via YouTube
Brown fawns over Trump's self-serving agenda while whining about a prospective Biden agenda that is fairer to LGBTQ people and women.
Tuesday's missive from Brian S. Brown is a money-beg for International Organization for the Family titled biden the globalist.

I will give Brian Brown the benefit of the doubt. I am going to assume that Mr. Brown does not know the origins of the term “globalist.” In the subject email, Brown uses it to describe President Elect Biden and George Soros (code for “evil Jewish influence”).

A half century ago it was well understood that a “globalist” is a Jewish person whose allegiance is not to the United States. His fidelity is to a global Jewish conspiracy seeking world domination.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Then There is the Evangelical Who Took an Airline Flight Because God Told Him To

Dutch Sheets
Dutch Sheets | via YouTube
Get this: Dutch Sheets Leads Spiritual Election Battle With Intercessors: 'This Isn't Over!' Dutch Sheets is a Dominionist and a self-styled prophet. In March of this year, Sheets was part of a group in the Oval Office that prophesied a quick end to the pandemic. I simply do not understand why fortune tellers have so many problems with accuracy.

According to CBN's Paul Strand on Monday:
Even before the Nov. 3 election, Sheets felt God calling him to go pray and wait upon the Lord at the headwaters of the Allegheny River. He wasn't sure why, but he flew to Pennsylvania, and on Election Day tracked down where the stream first bubbles up that becomes the mighty Allegheny and spent a good deal of time there with the Lord.
[…]
Later, Sheets sensed the command to return, but this time, to also call a prayer meeting where believers could pray, prophesy and make decrees and declarations concerning not only this disputed election but the nation's course and future.

More Election Crackpottery From Anti-LGBTQ Group

Frank Cannon
Frank Cannon, president of American Principles Project
via APP
The American Principles Project has never been very principled when it comes to LGBTQ people.
Monday, Frank Cannon and Terry Schilling of American Principles Project have authored: America Needs A Special Counsel To Investigate Election Integrity, Stat. First some background:

American Principles Project was started by Robert P. George and Luis Tellez, an Opus Dei numerary. The two are involved in numerous religious pressure groups including the noxious National Organization for Marriage.
  • Chairman: Sean Fieler
  • President: Francis Cannon
  • Executive Director: Terrence Schilling

Anti-LGBTQ Evangelical Douchebag: "Dems stole the election"

Larry Tomczak
Larry Tomczak | via YouTube
Larry Tomczak has a new video posted to YouTube (below the fold). Tomczak baselessly asserts that the election was stolen from Donald Trump. He also claims that Trump will ultimately prevail through divine intervention.

Tomczak, an Evangelical Christian blowhard has groundlessly claimed, for many years, that homosexuality is a learned behavior. His intent is to conform science to scripture.

Tomczak has written:
People are not born homosexual. According to Scripture and science, homosexuality is not part of someone's biological constitution. People will argue to the contrary, but being gay is not like left-handedness. There is absolutely no scientific evidence of a gay gene. Nature or nurture? The answer is the latter. This is not opinion; it's truth.

Friday, November 20, 2020

I Have the Strangest Email - to ME - From a Hate Group

Monica Cole
Monica Cole has the dubious distinction
of heading AFA's One Million Moms

via Linked in
“If there is an agenda it would not exist were it not for bigots like the folks at American Family Association.”
In order to subscribe to email updates from anti-LGBTQ organizations I use a number of personae with gmail or mail.com addresses. Imagine my surprise when I received an email from American Family Association sent to the readers' email address on the website.

The subject line of the email reads: Hallmark and Crown Media Are Committed to LGBTQ Activists. Really? Oh dear. Must do something about that. Peril is lurking!
Families need to be aware that Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” movie specials will be very different this year since the network will be including LGBTQ content and characters in its original movies for the first time ever.

For example, The Christmas House, set to air Sunday, November 22, at 8:00 p.m. CST will include a gay couple. The cast features Johnathan Bennett and Brad Harder as gay dads-to-be through adoption.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Give NOM Money - Overturn Obergefell

We tend to overreact every time a religious crackpot farts in our direction.
On behalf of the anti-gay National Organization of Marriage, Brian S. Brown's latest money-beg is titled gay ‘marriage’ ruling again in spotlight with the above graphic.

Personally, I believe that marriage equality is safe. There is no case before any federal court challenging Obergefell v. Hodges and marriage equality has enormous public support. Another issue that someone like Brown would face is coming up with a secular argument.

We are over five years out from Obergefell and none of the arguments in opposition posed by religious conservatives have come to pass. Their only argument is that God does not approve and that won't fly.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Hate Group Leader: Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy Causing Minors to be Gender-Diverse

Tony Perkins
Yup, it's Tony Perkins of Family Research Council, an anti-LGBTQ hate group. Perkins' title — The Left Targets Kids, Teens With Gender Fluid Ideology — is nonsense per se:

No one is “targeting” kids. I take that back. Tony Perkins is targeting kids whose sexuality he does not approve of. Perkins is targeting the parents of those kids, essentially calling them incompetent moms and dads.

Gender dysphoria and its mitigation through transition are not some arcane “ideology.” The hate group leader is projecting. Illogical Christian literalism and Christian supremacy are ideologies.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Officials Meeting With Biden Behind Trump's Back?

Netanyahu calls President-Elect Biden a second time plus Israel's president. And a meeting with top US corporate leaders.
An interesting note today. The press release does not name any of the meeting attendees. Which causes me to suspect that responsible members of the administration are meeting with the President-Elect irrespective of Trump's infantile edicts:
The president-elect and vice president-elect appreciated the opportunity to hear from some of our country's most experienced national security experts about the challenges facing our country and our institutions. The experts briefed them on the diplomatic, defense, and intelligence challenges the administration will inherit on day one, focusing on both the strategic landscape as well as the readiness of our foreign policy and national security departments and agencies. …

Once Again a Hate Group Urges People NOT to Wear Masks

Twila Brase
AFA's crackpot nurse, Twila Brase
via YouTube
American Family Association is a political group. It is also an anti-LGBTQ hate group. According to a blog post Tuesday at their website: Mask mandates called 'theatre' for a scared public.

In early October American Family Association was promoting the views of a crackpot nurse (Twila Brase) that wearing masks causes COVID-19. Tuesday they are at it again.

This all started in January or February of 2020. Donald Trump has always claimed that the Dow Jones Industrial Average represents a) the state of the economy and; b) his approval rating (he is wrong on both counts). Trump tried to downplay the coronavirus' severity so as not to affect the equity markets.

B.S. Brown: Election Uncertainty and Anti-LGBTQ Vomit While Asking for Money

Brian S. Brown
“In Brown's world there are only evil people who support Roe v. Wade and righteous people who oppose the law of the land.”
Tuesday's email from Brian S. Brown (on behalf of International Organization for the Family) is titled second class rights. It is rather ironic given that Brown has devoted a career to relegating LGBTQ people to second-class legal status not deserving of constitutionally guaranteed Equal Protection.

Once again Mr. Brown is asking people to donate to his hate group. I'll skip his (and Alito's) rhetoric about Little Sisters of the Poor (Zubik v. Burwell and Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania).*

Living in denial:

Monday, November 16, 2020

Smearing Trans Youth: Abigail Shrier's Book Got a Bounce

Abigail Shrier
None of this nonsense has any relevance to the overwhelming majority of trans youth.
Target Stores briefly suspended sales of Abigail Shrier's: Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters. Target restored the book to its shelves after religious conservatives complained about “banned books.”

I hope that the same people remember this the next time they try to ban Alex Gino's George from public libraries. George is a trans girl trying to come out. The book is one of the most frequent targets of religious conservatives.

The Target controversy has caused religious conservative outlets to write about Shrier's book again. It's important to keep in mind that this is about very vulnerable transgender kids. For the latest in transphobia we turn to the hatesite LifeSiteNews and their polemicist Calvin Freiburger.

I've Been Gaslighted (or is it "gaslit?")

Donald Trump
via the New York Times

Late Sunday afternoon I received this from The Georgia Recount Fund:
Which caused me to question my own memory of events. The text continues:
Did you hear the news? Thanks to your support and your contributions, Georgia will be doing a FULL recount. This fight is far from over!

President Trump and our legal team are fighting for the good of the Nation to uphold the rule of law, and Georgia’s law is very clear: to legally count, mail ballots must be received by 7:00 PM on Election Day.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Charlie Kirk Joins the Grift

Charlie Kirk
via Getty Images
Charlie Kirk has engaged in a fraudulent campaign to fleece the Trump faithful.
I received an email from Charlie Kirk who heads Turning Point USA. Kirk is asking for money, allegedly to prosecute Trump's post-election grievances in court. Turning Point USA is headquartered in Phoenix.

It is my considered opinion that Charlie Kirk is a thug and extortionist. The self-righteous Kirk is profoundly dishonest.

According to the Anti-Defamation League Turning Point's leadership and activists have made multiple racist or bigoted comments and have links to extremism, including white supremacy. They are bigoted towards LGBTQ people, “especially transgender.” But I digress.

Kirk is rather unoriginal. At some point coronavirus denial became a symbol of support for Trump (which made no sense whatsoever and has added to the death toll). Kirk was invested in convincing students to rebel against stay-at-home orders. Freedom to infect others.