Fundie Watch: June 2008

Lou Sheldon: pot calling the kettle...

Filed by Pam Spaulding | June 30, 2008 | 6:30 PM | comments

Holy smoke. The irony and hypocrisy meters just blew-the-f*ck up. Look at this from the American Taliban Traditional Values Coalition's Lou Sheldon (a big fan of John McCain, btw), is aghast that he's not the only game in town in...Read More

PFOX at NAACP convention

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 30, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

David Roberts over at Ex-Gay Watch (awesome narrow-focus blog, you should definitely add it to your RSS feed if you have an interest in the ex-gay movement) has just uncovered a thank-you letter sent by the NAACP to PFOX (Parents...Read More

How these things happen...

Filed by Ricci Levy | June 30, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

This is not from one article but, rather, a series of articles. It's a perfect illustration of how the radical right will seize on something (anything!) and, with no research, without even reading the readily available facts, make it into...Read More

Update: Bolthouse Farms and the Bolthouse Foundation are connected

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 27, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Bil and I were talking a couple weeks ago about the former owner of Bolthouse Farms giving $100,000 to support the anti-gay ballot initiative in California. Bolthouse Farms makes a popular line of organic fruit drinks. I told Bil that...Read More

Corporate Accountability: An Uptick? Some Reasons?

Filed by Dustin Kight | June 26, 2008 | 6:30 PM | comments

Yesterday afternoon Family Equality Council released a statement from Executive Director Jennifer Chrisler on the state of our talks with TiVo, Inc. For the past three weeks, we have encouraged our supporters, their families and friends to contact TiVo and...Read More

They're melting! Oh, they're melting!

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 26, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Barack Obama spoke about the separation of church and state two years ago: iPhone users: Click to watch James Dobson's upset because an on whole pretty-pro-Christian speech said that you can't just point to a page in the Bible, interpret...Read More

Bad Chicago news for The Peter

Filed by Pam Spaulding | June 17, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

The Peter is probably having a cow right now since this is in his backyard. An openly gay Chicago alderman is proposing changes to the city's domestic partner benefits plan to ensure that the partners of city workers remain insured...Read More

It's Always About the Restrooms

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 13, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Zythyra is an acoustic musician, writer and activist who lives in rural NH. Zie has had considerable practice over the past few years trying to construct sentences without using any gender pronouns. Recently, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter signed...Read More

Tell the White House: No Medal for Pace

Filed by Steve Ralls | June 13, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

What do you get for calling LGBT Americans immoral and supporting the continued firing of gay Americans? If you're retired General Peter Pace, you get a Presidential Medal of Freedom. The White House announced today that Pace, a former Chairman...Read More

How to get ahead in conservative circles without even trying

Filed by Bil Browning | June 12, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

While I'm sure the Manhunt Indianapolis area was booming this week, herpes isn't the only gift the Southern Baptist Convention gave us. What's better than yet another blatant example of their hypocrisy? This would be comedy gold if it weren't...Read More

Search for a "True Christian VP"?

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 12, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Why do all the fundie nut-jobs live in Florida? Sigh... Gary Cass, former head of the Center For Reclaiming America at the late Rev James Kennedy's Coral Ridge Ministries, has launched an online petition drive to get an evangelical Christian...Read More

The Dads Focus on the Family Doesn't Want You to Know About

Filed by Dustin Kight | June 12, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

As of 6:57pm Wednesday afternoon, 751 people have signed our petition telling TiVo to apologize to LGBTQ families and their supporters and to sever their ties with hate group Focus on the Family. And to think we only found out...Read More

Q & A with Elaine

Filed by Steve Ralls | June 12, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

There she goes again. If it's Thursday, Elaine Donnelly - America's most miserable misogynist - must be coiffed, confused and on a crusade to stop somebody from doing something that might make good sense. And sure enough, E.D.'s in a...Read More

"Family First" Check-off Signed into Florida Law

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 11, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Florida's Governor Charlie Crist quietly signed into law a bill that allows a private Tampa-based group to solicit money from Florida drivers on official state forms. He signed the bill giving Family First the opportunity to ask drivers to donate...Read More

Faux News Strikes Again

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 10, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Does anyone even think Fox News is really a news station anymore? In a segment discussing Barack and Michelle Obama's now famous fist-bump, Fox News anchor E.D. Hill decided to turn an innocent expression of love between a couple into...Read More

One Mighty (PFLAG) Party

Filed by Steve Ralls | June 10, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

On Saturday morning, I had the great privilege of joining 30 PFLAG parents, and PFLAG executive director Jody Huckaby in Orlando for an early morning demonstration at the First Presbyterian Church. "Love Won Out" was staging its latest (and 50th)...Read More

The Campus Crusade of Antichrists

Filed by Robert Ganshorn | June 07, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Robert Ganshorn was a founding member of the Gay Liberation Front at Purdue University before creating one of the first Public Television documentaries on gay lifestyles broadcast during his graduate studies at Indiana University. Failing to become the...Read More

No Wedding Ceremonies for Kern County

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 06, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

How do you get around marriage equality in California? Simply stop performing all wedding ceremonies. Kern county clerk's office will stop performing ceremonies for any couples -- gay or straight -- after June 13- the Friday before the Supreme Court...Read More

Something Ain't Right With My TiVo!

Filed by Dustin Kight | June 06, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Shame on you, TiVo. First you partner with James Dobson and Focus on the Family -- a partnership that has created a "SuperDad Essay Contest" we all know isn't looking for any GBTQ dads -- then you deny that the...Read More

The Antichrist is so gay

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 03, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Making people vomit the demon of handwriting analysis isn't the only thing John Hagee does. He also tells us that the Antichrist is a gay Jew: iPhone users: Click to watch So does this hurt McCain with the gay Republican...Read More

PFLAG Parents Greet the "Ex-Gays"

Filed by Steve Ralls | June 03, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

This weekend, Orlando will be hopping with the annual Gay Days at Disney World. Thousands of LGBT people from across the country will gather in the Sunshine State to party, celebrate and tan. But it may well be early on...Read More

Colorado gets expanded civil rights legislation

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 03, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Congratulations to LGBT activists in Colorado, the governor just signed an anti-discrimination bill: Gov. Bill Ritter today quietly signed a controversial bill expanding the prohibition of sexual-orientation-based discrimination, over the vocal opposition of conservative Christian groups like Focus on the...Read More

Harry Jackson Home Movies

Filed by Paige Schilt | June 02, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

This weekend Soulforce posted video of Bishop Harry Jackson's closing remarks at a dinner meeting with LGBT families at his Beltsville, Maryland church on May 24, 2008. The meeting was part of the American Family Outing, which is visiting six...Read More

Separation of church and state in marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 02, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

TBP editor Waymon Hudson got quoted in the Contra Coast Times last week in an article about how some clergy aren't signing marriage licenses anymore: "I think the need to untangle civil marriage and the rights associated with it from...Read More