Tag Archives: Anti-Gay

News & Comment

Pope Endorses Anti-Gay Bigot, Ends U.S. Visit on Sour Note

Kim Davis, left, and Pope Francis
Kim Davis, left, and Pope Francis

New pope, same as the old pope.

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Nebraska Woman Is Suing All Homosexuals, aka ‘Gays’

A Nebraska woman identifying herself as the “ambassador” for plaintiffs “God and His Son, Jesus Christ,” is suing all homosexuals on Earth for breaking “religious and moral laws,” NBC News reports.

Poetic Justice

‘Equality’ in Kentucky

Kentucky’s got gays all in a dither,
With an argument that’s hard to decipher.
Makes no difference, Kentuckians debate,
Whether you are gay or straight —
Who can have same-sex sex in Kentucky? Neither!

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Governor Will Not Sign Arkansas’ ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill

This is a bill that in ordinary times would not be controversial. But these are not ordinary times.

— Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R), saying he will not sign a controversial religious liberty bill, and that he wants lawmakers to recall the bill and change it to more closely resemble federal law, the Washington Post reports.

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Like ISIS, US Christian Extremists Advocate Killing Gays – But ISIS Is Actually Doing It

ISIS executes a gay man by pushing him off  of a rooftop
ISIS executes a gay man by pushing him off of a rooftop

While ISIS has been barraging the world media with horrific images — burning a Jordanian pilot alive and beheading journalists, aid workers and, most recently, 21 Egyptian Christians — it has also been executing gay men by hurling them to their deaths off of rooftops and other high places. Two men were also reportedly crucified for being gay.

ISIS appears to be handling these two kinds of public murders differently. By releasing videos of its executions of hostages, ISIS seeks international publicity as a gambit to stoke outrage, fear and horror in order to lure the civilized world into an Armageddon-like conflagration in the Middle East. The executions of gay men are handled with less fanfare, however, because ISIS views these murders as simply carrying out God’s judgment for the sin of homosexuality, based on scriptures in the Koran.

Most Americans view this sort of barbarism toward gays with detachment — it’s a faraway Muslim death cult acting out its extremist views. In fact, on the issue of homosexuality, ISIS is aligned with Christian extremists right here in the United States, many of whom also interpret God’s law as calling for the execution of gays.

There is a key difference, of course. While Christianists advocate killing gays, ISIS is actually doing it.

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Lawmaker Equates Right to Fire Gays to Right to Smoke

You need to respect the autonomy of somebody running their business. It’s like smoking bans. Do you ban smoking or do people have the right to private property? I think people have the right to private property. In public spaces, absolutely, we can have smoking bans. But we don’t want to micromanage people’s lives and businesses. If you have a business, do you want the government to come in and tell you you need to hire somebody? Why should government be there to impose on the freedoms we enjoy?

— Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC), comparing the right to fire gay workers with the right to smoke cigarettes on private property, ThinkProgress reports.

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Perry Equates Homosexuality with Alcoholism

Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not, you have the ability to decide not to do that. I may have the genetic coding that I’m inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way.

— Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), comparing homosexuality to alcoholism during a visit to California, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Texas GOP Platform Seeks to Codify Anti-Gay Attitudes

We believe there should be no granting of special legal entitlements or creation of special status for homosexual behavior, regardless of state of origin. Additionally, we oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values. We recognize the legitimacy and value of counseling which offers reparative therapy and treatment to patients who are seeking escape from the homosexual lifestyle, No laws or executive orders shall be imposed to limit or restrict access to this type of therapy.

Excerpt from the Texas Republican Party’s draft platform for the 2014 elections.

News & Comment

Pat Robertson’s Own Network Censors His Accusation That Gay Men Deliberately Spread HIV By Cutting People with Special Rings

TV preacher Pat Robertson, a towering figure in the anti-gay hate group movement, has said a lot of crazy things about gay people over the years — that God would smite Orlando because Disney allowed gays to host an event there and that gays and agreeing with his colleague, the late Jerry Falwell, that gays, the ACLU and others caused the 9/11 attacks. But his latest anti-gay smear represents a new low — a hateful accusation that makes no sense — so crazy that his own network censored it out after he said it live during the broadcast:

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There’s No Free Speech in the Pennsylvania State House, at Least No Gay Free Speech

I did not believe that as a member of that body that I should allow someone to make comments such as he was preparing to make that ultimately were just open rebellion against what the word of God has said, what God has said, and just open rebellion against God’s law.

— Pennsylvania Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R), quoted by WHYY, after using a procedural maneuver to end remarks of openly gay Rep. Brian Sims (D) on the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage.