Fundie Watch: April 2007

The wrath of God?

Filed by Bil Browning | April 27, 2007 | 3:41 PM | comments

Did anyone else notice yesterday's clip in the Indy Star's business section about SJR-7? Emphasis mine... An attempt to revive Senate Joint Resolution 7, the so-called Defense of Marriage amendment, failed again this week. You'll recall the proposal faltered after...Read More

Out of Oregon

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 25, 2007 | 6:23 PM | comments

In the great state of Oregon, a state rep. denounced that state's attempt to pass civil rights legislation this year as the equivalent of the Virginia Tech shooting. From Loaded Orygun:A Tragic Week in Review This past week has been...Read More

It's Just a Matter of Time

Filed by Marti Abernathey | April 24, 2007 | 7:53 PM | comments

Now that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) has been introduced in the House, watch for Christian fundamentalists to reintroduce their tired rhetoric. I'd like to dispel some of their arguments right out of the box: rhetoric: ENDA will turn groups...Read More

Stephen Bennett's up to it again

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 24, 2007 | 6:51 PM | comments

I catch flack from time to time in the comments about my use of the phrase "heterosexual supremacy". I personally think it gets right to the point - these people think that heterosexuality is superior to all other sexualities and...Read More

Defacing Jesus is soooo Christian

Filed by Bil Browning | April 23, 2007 | 11:45 PM | comments

Tonight's inbox brings distressing news about Jesus Metropolitan Community Church's billboard campaign, "Would Jesus Discriminate?" Billboards are being defaced while yard signs are being systematically removed. You'll remember that the church teamed up with Faith In Action to place 22...Read More

Fred Phelps is coming! You better watch out!

Filed by Bil Browning | April 23, 2007 | 3:43 PM | comments

Word on the streets is that Fred Phelps and his "church" will be coming to Lafayette tomorrow to protest outside the funeral of Army Spc Cody Putman who was killed in Iraq. These kooks think that the deaths of American...Read More

Dithering, apologizing, and excusing...It's spreading! Beware!

Filed by Jerame Davis | April 23, 2007 | 6:00 AM | comments

Copyright 2007 David Honig - All apologies to Chris and Dave, but this cartoon makes me giggle every time I see it...And it wouldn't be funny if there weren't some truth in it!...Read More

WBC cancels Virginia Tech protest in exchange for radio time

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 21, 2007 | 1:47 PM | comments

From one of their press releases yesterday:Westboro Baptist Church hereby cancels all pending pickets, and agrees not to schedule future pickets, related to The Virginia Tech Massacre, on the following terms and conditions; to wit: In consideration for 3 hours...Read More

Does it make me a bad person to laugh at this?

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 21, 2007 | 10:10 AM | comments

Ah, yes, the gay experience. This is pretty much my life in a nutshell: You can give their comments some love here. (h/t Good As You)...Read More

Disgracing Eric Alva

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 20, 2007 | 1:12 PM | comments

If, for some reason, you feel like having an "ugh" moment, Pam found a bunch of comments from about Eric Alva, the first servicemember injured in Iraq who is also gay. Apparently for many conservatives "Support the Troops" refers...Read More

Westboro Baptist "Church" odds and ends

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 18, 2007 | 11:45 PM | comments

Well, you've probably heard by now that our good friends at the Phelps Klan have decided to protest the funerals of the Virginia Tech victims. This is one of those, you've gotta be kidding me moments. They have been protesting...Read More

GoDaddy domain search - now with extra fruitiness

Filed by Jerame Davis | April 18, 2007 | 9:50 PM | comments

I have to wonder about the programmers behind the "Smart Search" feature on (GoDaddy is an internet domain name registrar - they sell you domain names, like Anyway, I was recently on my account at GoDaddy to transfer...Read More

One step forward: Two steps back

Filed by Bil Browning | April 18, 2007 | 4:14 PM | comments

Isn't life in Indiana great? You just can't do much but shake your head in disbelief. After all, science is the breeding ground of liberals... Maybe next we'll be able to pass those "No working on the Sabbath" and "Don't...Read More

Jesus loves me, but he can't stand you

Filed by Bil Browning | April 13, 2007 | 6:41 AM | comments

Don't you just love home movies? Sing a-longs? Here for your Friday enjoyment is the lovely Fred Phelps clan with their first music video, "God Hates the World." Yes, it's set to "We Are the World." No, I'm not gonna...Read More

More on the fallout from SJR 7's demise

Filed by Jen Jorczak | April 12, 2007 | 10:39 AM | comments

Okay, so I'm a little late on the promised update of the anti-abortion amendments filed in retaliation for the failure of SJR 7, but in addition to the six I posted about last Friday, we saw four more introduced on...Read More

Yep, they're still boycotting Ford, and a bit on the the far right's echo chamber

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 11, 2007 | 11:26 PM | comments

Well, some homophobes are a bit ticked off that respectable journalists aren't giving their Ford boycott the attention that it needs to become a real, grown-up boycott. They even put out a study about the lack of media attention on...Read More

SJR 7 to anti-sex legislators: "Avenge my death"

Filed by Jen Jorczak | April 06, 2007 | 5:38 PM | comments

As you all know, on Tuesday, SJR 7 failed to advance out of committee. What you may not know is how many legislators were supremely pissed off about it, and what they're trying to do in retaliation. Bil's already posted...Read More

"Most men are sexually attracted to young women"

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 05, 2007 | 5:26 PM | comments

This is from a straight male judge sentencing a guy who was found with a bunch of porn involving kids under the age of ten: "These kinds of offenses are problems with impulse control," said Carson City District Judge Bill...Read More

The Heterosexual Agenda: Exposing the Myths

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 05, 2007 | 9:44 AM | comments

Here's something that's kinda old, but since I mentioned it in comments last night I thought that I'd give this link some love that Technorati and Google would care about. Jim Burroway of put together a booklet about heterosexuality...Read More

Fred Phelps does Sweden

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 03, 2007 | 6:07 PM | comments

Not to give them any more attention than they deserve, the Phelps clan has been sending hate faxes to the Swedish royal family:A spokesman for Sweden's royals has confirmed that American preacher Rev Fred Phelps has been faxing hate messages...Read More