Fundie Watch: May 2007

Homophobes turned violent in protest of Moscow Pride

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 29, 2007 | 4:20 PM | comments

From the Deustche Welle:At least two European lawmakers were among the 31 people police said were taken into custody when gay rights demonstrators clashed with far-right extremists outside Moscow's city hall. Punches and kicks flew, eggs and insults were...Read More

Dick Cheney is a "weak, effeminate sissy"

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 26, 2007 | 5:28 PM | comments

Fred Phelps has a new video about the Cheneys. It's about as unhinged as we've come to expect from these people. Fred does gets few of his facts right: the Cheneys have constantly tried to hide their lesbian daughter, the...Read More

The times, they are a-changin'?

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 25, 2007 | 4:55 PM | comments

So, on Monday I posted about a recent public opinion poll on abortion, and I wanted to "compare and contrast" (if I'm allowed to return to the 7th grade for a bit) with another article I read about the shift...Read More

Leslee Unruh, Moon Goddess?

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 23, 2007 | 7:19 PM | comments

Today, the FDA approved a new method of hormonal birth control called Lybrel. It's special because it's the only birth control method to date designed to postpone your period as long as you take it--and you can take it 365...Read More

Preach it Brother Maher

Filed by Bil Browning | May 22, 2007 | 9:00 AM | comments

Bill Maher has hit quite a few out of the park lately. I know how distressed all of us were after we heard of Jerry Falwell's death. Maher has some words of wisdom on how we should go forward....Read More

What would you call it?

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 21, 2007 | 6:19 PM | comments

This morning, Bil sent me a link to a new Gallup Poll on abortion-debate terminology. Their earth-shattering conclusion? 'Public Divided on "Pro-Choice" vs. "Pro-Life" Abortion Labels.' Tell me something I don't know. Personally, even I'm divided on those labels. Sure,...Read More

Amnesty and the Religious RIght: a bit of a contradiction

Filed by Don Sherfick | May 21, 2007 | 7:22 AM | comments

One of the topics I scarcely thought I'd be touching upon when I first became a contributor to this site and concentrated largely upon SJR-7, the down-but-not-yet-out "proposal to amend the Indiana Constitution to screw up marriage and other rights,"...Read More

Wow. Okay then. Tell us how you really feel.

Filed by Bil Browning | May 18, 2007 | 3:18 PM | comments

Just in case you missed the Roanoke Times' editorial about Jerry Falwell's death, I'd like to point you in the right direction. I have an ex-boyfriend that grew up in Lynchburg and Roanoke. He told stories about meeting Jerry Falwell...Read More

Pete LaB on bottoming

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 18, 2007 | 12:29 PM | comments

This one's been sitting on my "to post" list all week. From Peter LaBarbera of the Americans for Truth:The film, of course, seeks to advance the fiction that "gay" romantic love is just like the normal variety except with different...Read More

I heart Christopher Hitchens

Filed by Jerame Davis | May 17, 2007 | 11:00 AM | comments

The atheist in me is just giddy over this interview between well-known British atheist and author Christopher Hitchens and everyone's favorite gay news anchor Anderson Cooper. Hitchens takes no prisoners in his critique of the late Rev. Jerry Falwell and...Read More

Phelps klan will march in Lynchburg

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 16, 2007 | 11:08 AM | comments

Well, when the Westpboro Baptist Church says that someone's going to burn in hell, you can't say that they don't follow through. The WBC will be protesting Falwell's death. From their press release: WBC to picket the funeral of Rev....Read More

Lesbians Claim Credit For Falwell Demise

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | May 15, 2007 | 1:56 PM | comments

For Immediate Release Lesbians Claim Credit For Falwell Demise The Lesbian Death Angels, concerned that Rev. Falwell's followers will misattribute the cause of their leader's demise to their antigod or to some weenie group like Soulforce, have announced that, in...Read More

Does this mean the Teletubbies are straight again?

Filed by Jerame Davis | May 15, 2007 | 1:46 PM | comments

OK, maybe not. That Tinky Winky always was rather fey. Sadly, we may never know the other children's television characters who are surreptitiously making American's children into Nancy boys and Tom girls. The Rev. Jerry Falwell, who in his...Read More

Jerry Falwell Dead at 73

Filed by Ellen Andersen | May 15, 2007 | 1:42 PM | comments

The Indianapolis Star is reporting that Jerry Falwell died earlier today. Falwell stands in interesting juxtaposition to the movement for LGBT rights. On the one hand, this is the guy who so famously opined "I really believe that the pagans,...Read More

Where's a border patrol agent when you need one?

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 15, 2007 | 11:47 AM | comments

From the "don't let this guy back in" files: the Kansas Witchita Eagle reported yesterday that the former deputy attorney general of Kansas, Bryan Brown, is moving back to Fort Wayne to open a law firm specifically to "be a...Read More

Giuliani spins, but Romney sprints

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 10, 2007 | 9:50 AM | comments

To follow up on yesterday's post about Giuliani's past contributions to Planned Parenthood, it's now confirmed by the Romney campaign that Mitt's wife--not Mitt himself, mind you, but his wife Ann--made a $150 contribution to Planned Parenthood in 1994. Romney's...Read More

Giuliani spins away from his moderate NY roots

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 09, 2007 | 2:20 PM | comments

Thanks to Alex for alerting me to this Politico story about GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani. Apparently, according to a bunch of old tax returns dug up by rival campaigns, he and then-wife Donna Hanover gave a total of $900...Read More

Whoa! Gay men like cuddling with men

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 08, 2007 | 11:16 AM | comments

From the ex-wife of an ex-gay survivor at Ex-Gay Watch:At group, the guys would gather around one member, lift them up, and hold and rock them. All the guys I heard speak of this, including Tdub, found it to be...Read More

I saw the light and the light saved me

Filed by Bil Browning | May 05, 2007 | 2:02 PM | comments

Pardon the pun, but what the hell?!? The Washington Post is reporting former gay escort turned conservative "reporter" Jeff Gannon has a new job. You'll laugh. You'll weep. You'll never believe it. He's the new spokesman for the International Bible...Read More

Extremist Christians For Dishonesty, Hate, and Misinformation

Filed by Marti Abernathey | May 04, 2007 | 1:54 PM | comments

That should be the title of Peter LaBarbera's Americans for Truth (AFT) website. His latest post attacks sports reporter Christine Penner. "I challenge 'Mike/Christine' to do a column describing, in detail, 'sex-reassignment surgery' - whereby a penis is turned into...Read More

Bush to veto hate crimes bill?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 04, 2007 | 11:54 AM | comments

Just sent in from a reader... A tip for you, don't know if you heard this. I was flipping radio stations in my commute home from work last night when I landed on Christian radio. (The show was called Prime...Read More

Religious Right Fights For The Right To Hate

Filed by Marti Abernathey | May 03, 2007 | 9:25 AM | comments

The title of this post sounds pretty inflammatory, doesn't it? But it's closer to the truth than the fiery rhetoric, half truths, and outright lies that the Christian religious extremists are using to obscure the truth about H.R. 1592 (The...Read More

IU Study: Bill O'Reilly is a big ol' propagandist

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 03, 2007 | 9:14 AM | comments

And IU study found that Mr. No Spin Zone uses a derogatory name once every seven seconds. And that he's really fond of the propaganda techniques, and that he's really, really biased. Conservatively, although he claims to be an independent....Read More

Fundies forget the 9th commandment! Call now!!

Filed by Bil Browning | May 02, 2007 | 6:54 PM | comments

The religious right has launched a massive blitz to derail the federal hate crimes bill and you need to help stop it in it's track. From an HRC press release this afternoon: As the U.S. House of Representatives is set...Read More

The truth about hate crimes laws

Filed by Bil Browning | May 01, 2007 | 12:22 PM | comments

With a vote on the proposed federal hate crimes legislation possible this week, the far right fundies are foaming at the mouth and spewing lies and extremist rhetoric again. Check out this video sent to us by the Human Rights...Read More