Fundie Watch: January 2011

65 Years After Auschwitz & Christianists Have Learned Nothing

Filed by Michael Hamar | January 30, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

As noted by Bob Felton at >Civil Commotion, January 27, 2011, was the 65th anniversary of the day that Allied forces liberated Auschwitz and discovered the full extent of the horrors of the "Final Solution." The hatred and malicious denigration...Read More

The Black Civil Rights Movement Is Dying, Finally

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | January 28, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Last week, Martin Luther King tributes were taking place across the nation. And the spirit of MLK and the courageous acts of our foremothers and forefathers of the civil rights movement are etched indelibly in many of our hearts. But...Read More

If Edgar Allen Poe Used Twitter

Filed by Bil Browning | January 27, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Gee, Pete, feeling a little guilty about murdered gay Ugandan activist David Kato Kisulle? It's like reading the 140 character edition of an Edgar Allen Poe short story....Read More

Park51 Senior Advisor Says Gay People Were "Overwhelming"ly abused

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 27, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

An imam who was brought on board as a senior advisor for the Park51 project in Manhattan (the Islamic community center that was demagogued through the election season last year that we haven't heard much about since, for no reason...Read More

Canada: Is the Conversation Lurching to the Right?

Filed by Mercedes Allen | January 27, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

It's been a busy time for the Canadian far right, as conservatives and Christian nationalists try to follow the US example of pushing the conversation so far to the right that even Gandhi looks like Josef Stalin. Is it working?...Read More

Elton John, David Furnish and Baby Magazine Cover Censored

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 27, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments reported that the managers of Harp's Supermarket in Mountain Home, Arkansas put a "family shield" over the cover of US Weekly not "to protect kids from Snooki or Kim or any other standard tabloid trash. No, they're trying to...Read More

Ted Haggard Is a Bisexual, 21-Year-Old, Masturbation Guy

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 27, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Instead of an urge to go to high school students and tell them there's so much more for them out there, I feel the urge to run to Ted Haggard and just kiss him for being so precious. Ted Haggard,...Read More

The LGBT Movement Is for Promoting Freedom, Not Islamophobia

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 25, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

Yesterday, in posting about LGBT lesson suggestions that the UK's government approved, I may have spoken too soon. I wrote: Anyway, the fact that the arguments there are weak-sauce says something about the opposition to LGBT people. If this were...Read More

Courage Campaign Launches 'Issa Watch'

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 21, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Even before the Republicans officially took over the House in the new Congress, Southern California conservative Republican Rep. Darrell Issa was gleefully rubbing his hands in anticipation of all the investigative hearings he could hold as chair of the House...Read More

The Ballad of Sarah Palin

Filed by Bil Browning | January 21, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Earlier this week brought us the Battle Hymn of Sarah Palin, but Lady Bunny has now joined the fray with The Ballad of Sarah Palin. If you thought watching two old people warble out the praises of the Half Guv...Read More

Losing Your Virginity Is Like Drinking a Cup of Spit

Filed by Bil Browning | January 19, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

We've long bemoaned the abstinence-only sex education plan for it's outright erasure of LGBT youth who can't get married (and following the logic should never have sex therefore), but have you really examined what the kids are being taught? We...Read More

Wyoming Honors MLK Day By Debating Marriage Rights

Filed by Bil Browning | January 17, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

While Martin Luther King Jr is being honored today for his work on behalf of equality and civil rights, the Wyoming state legislature has decided to take a remarkably different approach to justice. They will be debating a bill to...Read More

The Phelpses Get Radio Time, and GLAAD's Revisionist History Erases Homophobia

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 15, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

After the state of Arizona passed emergency legislation to keep protests 300 feet from funerals and burials and someone organized a human shield between the funeral and the Westboro Baptist Church, a right-wing radio show has offered some free radio...Read More

Anti-gay Fundie Opens Teen Coffeeshop; Hires Child Molester to Run It

Filed by Bil Browning | January 14, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Everyone knows that the religious right fundies like to claim that LGBT people are more likely to molest children even though the facts say otherwise. Scott Lively, the evangelical who has been pushing Uganda's "Kill the Gays" bill, has opened...Read More

The Ex-Gay Jesus-Fix-It Perpetual Emotion Machine

Filed by Mercedes Allen | January 13, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

(The following is not meant to absolve folks like Alan Downing, but to just show what it's like. Because the religious right would have everyone believe that it's all so simple: just pray, believe, and it will all go away....Read More

Violent Rhetoric: Compare and Contrast

Filed by Bil Browning | January 11, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

There've been quite a few people drawing connections between this weekend's tragic attempted assassination of Rep Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and the violent rhetoric that's been coming out of various rightwing fundie radio programs, TV shows, and politicos. After the jump...Read More

The gays scare more conservatives: Heritage Foundation pulls out of CPAC

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 07, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

The Heritage Foundation has pulled out of the CPAC (I'm not even conservative and it's hard to imagine a conference establishing itself as the center of American movement conservatism without them): "We believe in the traditional definition of the family,"...Read More

Ugandan High Court rules in favor of LGBT advocates

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 06, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Jim Burroway is editor of Box Turtle Bulletin, and has been following the situation closely in Uganda since breaking the story of the three American evangelicals who held an anti-gay conference in Kampala in March 2009....Read More

Media Afraid to Report on Alleged Aversion Project Doc Aubrey Levin

Filed by Mercedes Allen | January 04, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Dr. Aubrey Levin, a Calgary professor and psychiatrist who is accused of sexually assaulting at least 21 male patients, is scheduled to come up for trial in June 2011. This is internationally notable, since he was alleged to have led...Read More

Prop 8 Supportive Minister Busted for Child Molestation

Filed by Bil Browning | January 03, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Color me surprised - a California minister who was a donor to the Proposition 8 campaign has been caught allegedly molesting children. Not only is Mr. Sanctity supposedly a man of God, he's also a foster parent and daycare provider....Read More

"Defend Christians" Lists ENDA as Top Anti-Christian "Event" of 2010

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 03, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Defend, a San Diego-based "ministry" of the self-styled Christian Anti-Defamation Commission, just-released a list of the "Top Ten Anti-Christian Events in 2010." The list is the result of an online poll "of Christians and people of good will" at...Read More

NOM: No 2009 Tax Returns Yet

Filed by Bil Browning | January 03, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Continuing their practice of skirting or outright violating American election law, the National Organization for Marriage has failed to file any tax returns for 2009. The group's 2007 and 2008 filings were up to 17 months late and they have...Read More