Fundie Watch: July 2007

We Are The Beast

Filed by Marti Abernathey | July 28, 2007 | 2:23 PM | comments

This kind of display dispels the notion by some in the civil rights community that GLBT people aren't being dehumanized. This is a screen shot from a video by Max Blumenthal that was taken at the Christians United for Israel's...Read More

Lame headline of the day

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 26, 2007 | 6:43 PM | comments

From the Daily Mail: Charity forced to turn away children by Labour's new gay law It's referring to the new inclusion of sexual orientation into the UK's non-discrimination law and how a Catholic adoption agency decided to close down instead...Read More

The madness of Mayor Naugle's supporters

Filed by Pam Spaulding | July 26, 2007 | 4:19 AM | comments

Bil blogged yesterday about Matt Foreman's speech at the Flush Naugle rally, but I thought I'd pass on this bit of fun. Janet Folger, head of Faith2Action, wrote a completely unhinged column at WorldNetDaily in support of the madness of...Read More

Kenn's site is down

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 18, 2007 | 3:00 PM | comments

Yesterday I responded to one of Kenn Gividen's homophobic rants on his blog. He responded to my post later that night, and I copied it to the comments section of that same post here at TBP. Well, I just went...Read More

Phelps and the new monument

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 18, 2007 | 1:12 PM | comments

Fred Phelps is trying to get a monument built to Matthew Shepard's death in Casper, WY: In response to Casper's new historical monument plaza, an anti-gay pastor in Kansas has renewed his request to have his own monument in town....Read More

AOL sucks

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 17, 2007 | 3:07 PM | comments

Dinesh D'Souza has never been able to stand the gays, but I don't think that his assumption that gays are the proper recipients of violence was ever as apparent as in this post at AOL's NewsBloggers: Putting on my Clausewitz...Read More

Easy way to rile up Kenn Gividen: Take him off your blogroll

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 17, 2007 | 2:34 PM | comments

Well, TBP is really hitting the big time. We now have the American Taliban out there writing entire blog posts responding to our site in general. Several months ago, we found out that the illustrious linked us, but they...Read More

Peter LaBarbera uses young man's death for cheap political points

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 16, 2007 | 10:16 PM | comments

Peter LaBarbera has really hit rock-bottom here. I'm not going to link to his latest tantrum because it'll just improve his Google rank, and fortunately Jim Burroway has put it all together on his blog. From Jim: Peter LaBarbera is...Read More

Watch out for the group marriage menace!

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 16, 2007 | 1:55 PM | comments

Just in case you didn't have enough to worry about, Elizabeth Marquardt gives you one more: GROUP MARRIAGE! Yes, as fewer and fewer people are getting married and are forming new living arrangements outside the bounds of Holy Matrimony, Marquardt...Read More

The end of Pride

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | July 16, 2007 | 8:01 AM | comments

Joel Rozen called me the other day to interview me for a story he's writing for Creative Loafing in Sarasota, Florida about the fact that this year’s PrideFest was canceled by the organizers due to fears that it was becoming...Read More

Hate crime fundie follies

Filed by Pam Spaulding | July 14, 2007 | 9:02 PM | comments

Here's a fun video of homobigoted pastors rallying on Capitol Hill against hate crimes legislation on Wednesday. Lies upon lies. Rusty Lee Thomas, who's mentioned in an earlier post, is seen bleating this winner: "Yes, I dare state that...Read More

Racist, homophobic liar tries to get out of jury duty

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 11, 2007 | 1:26 PM | comments

From MSNBC: A Cape Cod man who claimed he was homophobic, racist and a habitual liar to avoid jury duty earned an angry rebuke from a judge on Monday, who referred the case to prosecutors for possible charges. "In 32...Read More

Shocker: former Surgeon General felt political pressure

Filed by Jen Jorczak | July 11, 2007 | 11:20 AM | comments

As the Senate preps for confirmation hearings on his anti-gay would-be successor, former US Surgeon General Richard Carmona tells Congress: The administration... would not allow him to speak or issue reports about stem cells, emergency contraception, sex education, or prison,...Read More

World Net Daily takes on Big Sodomy

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 09, 2007 | 11:22 AM | comments

After last week's ex-gaying of Michael Glatze, which happened with a yawn as the cycle of ex-gays being pornographically paraded around right-wing news sources just continued as it always does, Donald Hank thinks he's stumbled on a way to end...Read More

Reparative Therapy for Racism?

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 06, 2007 | 4:07 PM | comments

I don't know if there is such a thing as "reparative therapy" for racism, but if there is then "ex-gay" spokesman Stephen Bennett may want to sign up after his latest slip. Good As You has the skinny, including an...Read More

Shirley Phelps-Roper charged

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 06, 2007 | 1:24 PM | comments

Shirley Phelps-Roper, daughter of Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church, was formally charged today. From the Wichita Eagle: Shirley Phelps-Roper, 49, of Topeka, was charged with negligent child abuse, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, flag mutilation and...Read More

Prayer good; compassion bad

Filed by Jen Jorczak | July 03, 2007 | 2:00 PM | comments

Today, the Indianapolis Star writes about Jeanne Atkins, devout Catholic, cheesecake producer, and mother of gay stroke victim Patrick Atkins. Except that the Star left out that last bit. The entire article is about a (blessedly, optional) prayer group she's...Read More

Michael Glatze, ex-gay

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 03, 2007 | 11:49 AM | comments

What's with editors of queer magazines nowadays? Just after we found out that Venus magazine editor-in-chief Charlene Cothran ex-gayed herself (not resulting in attraction to men, mind you, but a self-described celibacy), WorldNetDaily says it has the inside scoop on...Read More

Shirtless Jesus Superhero!

Filed by Marti Abernathey | July 02, 2007 | 7:21 PM | comments

In my search for the latest in transgender news, sometimes I come across an unexpected gem. Yesterday I came across this post entitled "We Must Reclaim American Values!" In the post was a photograph of a young man with...Read More

Bishop says gays cause flooding

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 02, 2007 | 5:57 PM | comments

It looks like the roast beefs have their own version of Fred Phelps: The floods that have devastated swathes of the country are God's judgment on the immorality and greed of modern society, according to senior Church of England bishops....Read More