Fundie Watch: February 2013

Westboro Baptist Church

Santa Monica High School Students Protest Westboro Baptist Church

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 26, 2013 | 2:00 PM | comments

When a handful of Westboro Baptist Church members showed up to picket Santa Monica High School Monday to protest "brutal teachers & hateful parents" who "have broken the moral compass of this generation," hundreds of students protested back.Read More

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Mahony Heads to Rome as Catholic Church Scandals Widen

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 25, 2013 | 4:30 PM | comments

The Roman Catholic Church seems to be coming apart at its brocade seams - thanks to the seemingly unending child sexual abuse scandal, another revelation of "inappropriate" behavior by a priest and allegations of a gay underground at the Vatican.Read More

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Top Papal Candidate Blames Child Sex Abuse Scandal on Gays

Filed by John M. Becker | February 21, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

As far as Cardinal Turkson is concerned, the Catholic Church's worldwide sexual abuse crisis isn't caused by pedophilia, but by homosexuality.Read More


Westboro Defector Faces the Music on Anderson Cooper's Show

Filed by Bil Browning | February 14, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

Libby Phelps appeared on Anderson Cooper's talk show yesterday to talk about her decision to leave the Westboro Baptist Church after spending all her life immersed in a culture of hate.Read More


Lightning Strikes After Pope Benedict Announces His Resignation

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 13, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

The first thing I thought of when I saw the news crawl under file footage of Benedict was that his health was just a PR cover for deeper problems - specifically the ongoing Catholic Church child sex abuse scandal.Read More

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Top Papal Candidate Has Defended 'Kill the Gays' Laws in Africa

Filed by John M. Becker | February 12, 2013 | 5:30 PM | comments

According to Cardinal Turkson, the cultural values that gave rise to barbaric anti-gay laws in Africa deserve respect and understanding. After all, it's only fair.Read More


From Altar Boys to Boy Scouts

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 11, 2013 | 4:30 PM | comments

Not only is Benedict stepping down, but he's leaving so fast that he's likely to leave skid marks on his way out. The question is: Why? Why resign? Why resign so quickly?Read More


Doing Something About Anti-Gay Lobbying in Africa

Filed by Mercedes Allen | February 11, 2013 | 2:30 PM | comments

If you've frequented any LGBT media at all, you've heard about Uganda's proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill, and possibly other anti-gay legislative bills that have been debated in African nations.Read More


Justus Plumbius Tuckered Outum

Filed by Kate Clinton | February 11, 2013 | 1:30 PM | comments

When a CEO of a major multinational quits and gives just two weeks' notice, everybody pricks up their ears. Those who can hear through the deafening and tasteless "Ding dong the witch is dead," remix are wondering why the sudden papal exit?Read More


Cute Ex-Gay Guy Caught Doing What Gay Guys Do

Filed by Bil Browning | February 05, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

He was cruising for sex on Grindr. Maybe if he was actually getting laid regularly, he wouldn't be so damn uptight. Or, if disobedience and punishment is your thing, there's always Scruff.Read More


An Open Letter to LifeSiteNews Regarding Anti-Gay Activism in Africa

Filed by Mercedes Allen | February 05, 2013 | 12:30 PM | comments

Dear LifeSiteNews, I have questions about your stance on Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill and anti-gay activism taking place in Africa. I also have reasons why it is appropriate to direct those questions to you, and why it is reasonable to expect an answer.Read More