Fundie Watch: December 2010

A Gay Marine Who Saved a President

Filed by Michael Hamar | December 28, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Given the efforts of organizations like Concerned Women for America who want American history to remain sanitized to omit any references to the contributions of LGBT Americans, it is important that our true contributions be highlighted. Fortunately, a opinion column...Read More

Gays Dragged Into Anti-Islam Batman Debate

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | December 27, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Right wingers continue to rage against DC's 'Batman' for teaming up with an Algerian Muslim, and Marvel's 'Thor' for the use of a black man in a "white role." Now conservative blogger Warner Todd Huston has brought the gays into...Read More

Religious right scandal brewing in Indianapolis?

Filed by Bil Browning | December 27, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Where there's smoke there's usually fire... It seems that there's a possible Eddie Long-style scandal brewing in Indianapolis and a couple of media outlets are hot on the case. Long is the vehemently anti-gay African-American minister from Atlanta who recently...Read More

The Religious Right Doesn't Want Barney Frank Showering With Them, Either

Filed by Mercedes Allen | December 23, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

As Canada's Bill C-389 -- which would extend rights to employment, housing, access to services and protections from the excusing of violence for gender identity and gender expression -- inches on toward Third Reading and a similar bill (ENDA) languishes...Read More

Compassionless Conservatism

Filed by Terrance Heath | December 14, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

It has been said before -- recently, even -- but it bears saying again and again, as any truth does. Conservatives have finally, and completely, abandoned compassion. Progressives spent much of the previous decade declaring the "compassionate conservatism" of the...Read More

Cognitive Dissonance: The SPLC effect

Filed by Bil Browning | December 13, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Jeremy Hooper at Good As You has one helluva scoop about an initiative several religious right orgs are launching to combat the Southern Poverty Law Center's designation of some of the most virulently anti-gay outfits as hate groups. Jeremy has...Read More

Why Tom Brokaw Is Wrong on Covering Antigay Viewpoints

Filed by Michael Hamar | December 12, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

I bookmarked an article in the Advocate earlier this week wherein former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw basically said it was fine to continue to air the views of hate groups like American Family Association and Family Research Council....Read More

Westboro Baptist to protest Elizabeth Edwards funeral

Filed by Bil Browning | December 10, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Like vultures swooping in to feast on the entrails of roadkill, Westboro Baptist Church has announced that they will be picketing outside of the funeral of Elizabeth Edwards. The estranged wife of vice presidential candidate (and presidential hopeful) John Edwards...Read More

The Family Foundation Continues to Ally Itself with Hate Groups

Filed by Michael Hamar | December 06, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

The Family Foundation, based in Richmond, Virginia, has a long history of promoting an over the top anti-gay agenda. Thus it is surprising that TFF has been silent on the designation of its allies - e.g., Family Research Council, Concerned...Read More

Dr. Laura: DADT is 'absurd discrimination'

Filed by Bil Browning | December 03, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Now that Dr. Laura has a new show on Sirius radio, has she also turned over a new leaf? On her new show yesterday, she led the show with a rant about Don't Ask Don't Tell, calling it "absurd discrimination."...Read More

The good kind of victim or the bad kind?

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 02, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Am I the only one who's more than a little surprised that the Family Research Council and the American Family Association cares this much about being labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center? My first thought is...Read More

What was that about being persecuted?

Filed by Bil Browning | December 02, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

The Boston Globe has a fantastic feature on Massachusettes Justice Roderick L. Ireland who signed the Supreme Court's decision in favor of same-sex marriage. He and his family received death threats. His mailbox mysteriously disappeared, prompting the State Police to...Read More