Fundie Watch: May 2010

Tell Bill McCollum: We want our money back!

Filed by Nadine Smith | May 20, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

Attorney General Bill McCollum spent $120,000 of our tax dollars on a fraud in his quest to pander to bigots and homophobes, and we need your help to get our money back. Sign the petition to Bill McCollum: we want...Read More

Another moral majority Republican caught...

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 18, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I'm not one usually to get much into the "hypocrisy" angle when an anti-gay politician comes out; it's usually just proof that even people who want to change their sexually cannot, nor can they ignore it, and it also means...Read More

Sam Brownback's Pastor Problem: Evangelical Extremist Lou Engle

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 18, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

American Evangelical Extremist Lou Engle is making waves again. Readers may remember Engle as the fringe pastor behind TheCall Rally in California supporting Proposition 8, where he called homosexuality a "spirit of lawlessness" and called for "martyrs" to become "God's...Read More

Putting the "Therapy" in NARTH

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 17, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

It looks like media outside of Bilerico and Zoe Brain's blog decided to take a little stroll down Memory Lane and revisit George Rekers's work at UCLA, where he told parents to spank their boys for being too femmy and...Read More

Why Do Realistic Representations of Gay Relationships in the Media Matter? Ask EW's Annie Barrett

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 17, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

The recent blogosphere buzzing about the lack of physical affection between ABC's Modern Family gay couple Cam and Mitchell has really underlined a huge problem with modern portrayals of LGBT families. My recent article ABC's Modern Family: How "Modern" Is...Read More

Is there a connection between Jim Webb and Elaine Donnelly?

Filed by Michael Hamar | May 12, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

My recent post concerning Robert Gates' outward insubordination on the issue of repealing DADT have triggered a number of comments and e-mails to me on the issue of Obama, Robert Gates and one of my U.S. Senators, Jim Webb of...Read More

How many gays work at NARTH?

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 11, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

According to this story from the Miami New Times, NARTH is trying to cover up the Reker/Rentboy scandal. After the story broke last week, Rekers sent Lucien a questionnaire with questions about what exactly happened during their trip to Spain...Read More

Encouraging News: Uganda Government Panel Rejects "Kill the Gays" Bill

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 10, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Promising news coming out of Uganda regarding the odious "Kill the Gays" Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The New York Times is reporting that the Ugandan President's special panel called to offer a recommendation on the bill has ruled that it should be...Read More

Why George Rekers and Those Like Him Deserve No Compassion

Filed by Michael Hamar | May 10, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Perhaps I am more hard-hearted than some, but contrary to some other contributors, I find it difficult to feel any compassion for reparative therapy guru George Rekers. A column in Newsweek looks at the ongoing self-incurred destruction now consuming Rekers...Read More

On George Rekers, Homophobia and Compassion

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 07, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: The Reverend Jonathon Edwards is a pastor in the United Church of Christ and has been active on a local level in the glbt movement since his youth. He currently pastors a congregation in Southern California and has...Read More

Keep focused on the child torturer, not the sex worker

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 06, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

I was working on, and was mostly done with, a post on the Rekers outing, but then Father Tony went and posted on the same subject this morning so I'll be more brief and just add a few comments. I...Read More

The Outing of Anti-Gay George Rekers: A Discussion on Celebration vs Compassion

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 05, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

A question was recently posed to me that has me thinking about the recent news of virulently anti-gay Family Research Council co-founder (and confidant of James Dobson) George Rekers' outing after being discovered hiring a 20 year old male prostitute...Read More

The Pope Song: Possibly Mother F#$&ing Offensive

Filed by Nathan Strang | May 04, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

There's not much else to say about this whole pope-possibly-hiding-the-kiddy-touchers-from-justice issue that this song doesn't sum up. And like Joe.My.God says, this "fucking wins the internet for all motherfucking time." Lyrics + Video after the fucking Jump. Song written and...Read More

FL Atty General Bill McCollum's "Expert" Witness Caught with Male Prostitute

Filed by Nadine Smith | May 04, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

George Rekers, the "expert" witness hired by Attorney General Bill McCollum to defend Florida's anti-gay adoption ban has been caught with a male prostitute at the Miami airport, according to the Miami New Times. Rekers was one of only two...Read More

Marco Rubio Flexes Anti-Gay Muscles & Headlines Florida Family Policy Council Dinner

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 04, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Florida Senate Candidate Marco Rubio continues to stake his claim of the right-wing fringe in Florida and around the country. Rubio is set to be the keynote speaker at The Florida Family Policy Council's 5th Annual Public Policy Dinner on...Read More

American Evangelical Lou Engle Promotes "Kill the Gays" Bill at Sunday's Rally in Uganda

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 03, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Over 1,300 people gathered at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda on Sunday to hear American Evangelical Lou Engle preach at a rally and prayer service against "homosexuality, witchcraft, and corruption." Engle's involvement in organizing TheCall Uganda was mired in controversy...Read More