Fundie Watch: June 2011


Southwest Pilot Apologizes for Anti-Gay Rant... Sort of

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 30, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

James Fritzen Taylor, the Southwest Airlines pilot who made news for the homophobic cockpit screed that was caught on tape, has issued an general mea culpa for his 'offensive' and 'derogatory' remarks. Well, he is sorry for being 'insensitive.'Read More

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Catholics Deny Gay Man Funeral

Filed by Bil Browning | June 30, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Catholic church officials originally banned a gay man's funeral from the church he attended, but changed their mind after a community uproar.Read More


NY's Marriage Equality Republicans May Face Backlash

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 28, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Since the vote on marriage equality in New York, the Republicans who voted in favor have faced opposition from conservatives, who have said they would pull funding from the senators and seek to unseat them during reelection campaigns.Read More

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Christianists, the Bible and Tyranny of the Majority

Filed by Michael Hamar | June 28, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

The arguments against marriage equality are disingenuous and brazenly ignore the U.S. Constitution's protections afforded to minorities. Read More


New FRC 'Documentary' Continues Fear-Mongering

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 27, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

The hate group is releasing a new 30-minute propaganda-full documentary called The Problem with Same-Sex Marriage.Read More


Bachmann Responds to NY Marriage Equality

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 26, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman who plans to run for president, reiterated her opposition to marriage equality while also saying that New York's decision was valid on the grounds that she supports states' rights.Read More


Justice Clarence Thomas' Growing Ethics Scandal

Filed by Michael Hamar | June 21, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Expensive gifts to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his pet projects appear to be continuing unabated. Read More


Why Athletes Don't Make Good Spokespeople

Filed by Bil Browning | June 16, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

That's the thing with ignorance and prejudice. They tend to go hand in hand.Read More


For the Love of Christ: Disabled Gay Men Tossed from KY Pool

Filed by Bil Browning | June 15, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Workers at The Pavillion, a government-funded recreational facility in Hazard, Kentucky, threw two gay men with developmental and intellectual disabilities out of the public pool citing the Bible as the reason.Read More


The Pastor of Saint Cecilia's in Boston Is Not a Pro-LGBT Hero

Filed by Father Tony | June 14, 2011 | 8:00 PM | comments

There was snow in June at Saint Cecilia's Church in Boston, but the miracle was a contrived hoax. Read More


GOP Debate's LGBT Rights Recap

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 14, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

If there was any doubt about where the Republican field of presidential candidates stand on LGBT issues, last night's CNN debate should have cleared things up. When it came to basic rights for our community, there was really no debate at all.Read More

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The 'Religious Liberty' Straw Man

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | June 14, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

As New York state prepares for a probable vote on legalizing same-gender marriage, a familiar argument from the anti-equality crowd is being raised: religious liberty.Read More

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IL: Catholic Charities Sues for Right to Discriminate

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 09, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

Catholic Charities in Illinois continues to make news in the wake of the state's passage of the state's civil unions bill. They've made good on their threat to pull out of foster and adoption services in three dioceses.Read More


Anderson Cooper 360 Airs Investigation on Ex-Gay Therapy This Week

Filed by Jake Weinraub | June 09, 2011 | 12:15 PM | comments

The three-part series, "The Sissy Boy Experiment: The Consequences Of Ex-Gay Therapy," traces the effects of gender-normalizing treatment on a 5-year-old boy in 1970, who took his own life at 38.Read More

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Horrible Media: Indy Cops Will March In Pride Parade

Filed by Bil Browning | June 09, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Indianapolis Police Department will officially participate in this year's pride parade and local media is trying to drum up controversy that doesn't exist.Read More


Will Rob McKenna's Anti-Gay Past Come Back To Haunt Him?

Filed by Joe Mirabella | June 09, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Attorney General Rob McKenna (R) announced his candidacy for Governor of Washington State on Wednesday, but will his past anti-gay slurs come back to haunt him?Read More

Santorum Throws Frothy Hat In Ring

Filed by Bil Browning | June 06, 2011 | 9:15 AM | comments

Rick "Frothy Mix of Lube & Fecal Matter" Santorum has joined the presidential clown car.Read More

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Refuting NOM's Talking Points

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 02, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Bloggers Jeremy Hooper and Alvin McEwen dismantle the National Organization for Marriage's deceptive talking points one by one.Read More


Pat Robertson Says Muslims are the New Nazis

Filed by Jake Weinraub | June 01, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Televangelist Pat Robertson spoke on The 700 Club yesterday equating Muslims to Nazis, adding that the world frowned upon people who opposed the Nazi regime.Read More


Australian Safe Sex Billboards Are Back

Filed by Bil Browning | June 01, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

After realizing they'd been the target of a religious right campaign, the Australian agency responsible for placing ads in Brisbane bus stops has decided to reinstate a safe sex billboard showing two gay men embracing and holding an unopened condom.Read More