Phil Robertson’s Happy Happy Happy Day

By: Saturday December 28, 2013 9:00 am

A&E backed down on their suspension of Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, putting themselves behind Robertson’s twisted views of blacks in the Jim Crow-era South, his very misinformed understanding of world history and world religions, and his homophobic religious beliefs about gays. It’s a happy happy happy day in the Robertson house.

Elsewhere, where folks have a more respectful view of the world and those with whom they share it, not so much.

 

Oh, THAT’S What the Boy Scouts Mean by Being ‘Morally Straight’

By: Thursday April 25, 2013 5:00 pm

If there were a Pathfinder merit badge, the Scout leadership would be unable to earn it—they’ve been wandering the wrong trail for many years.

No Merit Badge for Courage for Boy Scouts

By: Friday March 29, 2013 5:50 pm

Sometime in May, the Boy Scouts of America will decide whether they will allow gays to be members, volunteer leaders, or be employed on the professional staff. The decision may have more to do with funding than with any other policy.

Scooby Doo And The Paranoid Godsmacked Homohater

By: Wednesday October 5, 2011 9:00 am

Michele Bachmann retreats to a pumpkin farm to continue her homophobia, but some students follow her and are met with police who make sure Ms. Bachmann is not attacked by a gay pumpkin . . . or something.

FDL Movie Night: “Smile ‘Til It Hurts: The Up with People Story”

By: Monday August 8, 2011 5:00 pm

Up with People was a non-profit corporation, a counter to the counterculture, the voice of Nixon’s Silent Majority and it’s well-publicized busload of kids traveling the world and staying with host families delivered an experiment in a new life style, a freshly scrubbed version of hippies. Whether singing “Freedom Isn’t Free” at a barbed wire Berlin Wall checkpoint, showcasing their talents at Richard Nixon’s Inaugural, or performing in later years before groups of auto workers–who unknowingly would soon be laid off by the tour sponsor General Motors–Up with People was on message for the Establishment, spreading the word that being nice was nice, and the nicer you were to people, the more niceness would spread. And the world would live happily ever after.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Tracy Baim, Obama and the Gays: A Political Marriage

By: Sunday January 23, 2011 1:59 pm

We should have paid closer attention to Tracey Baim, I suppose: she nicknames Barack Obama “The Great Equivocator,” having covered him since the beginning of his career. She was the managing editor of Outlines (the Chicago publication that since merged with Windy City Times) in 1996 when reporter Trudy Ring correctly reported on then-State Senate Candidate Barack Obama’s response to their candidate survey:

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Jeff Sharlet, C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy

By: Sunday October 3, 2010 1:59 pm

In 2008, I had the chance to host an FDL book salon with Jeff Sharlet when his book, The Family, was released. Drawing on his experiences living at one of the organization’s houses as well as his significant research into the history of this secretive religious group, Sharlet’s bestselling book exposed us all to this frightening circle of influence.

White House Says It’s “99 Percent Supportive” of Gay Rights – Let’s Do the Math

By: Tuesday August 17, 2010 3:45 pm

No, the Obama Administration is NOT 99 percent supportive of our issues, most of which happen to be the civil rights issues of the 21st century. Let’s review, shall we?

FDL Movie Night: The Nature of Existence

By: Monday May 31, 2010 5:00 pm

Why are we here on earth? What the meaning of existence? What is man’s purpose? What started the Universe? Where was God during the Holocaust? What is Truth? Should people have sex before marriage? What is the best way to find happiness? Where is the afterlife? Where are the voices in my head coming from? [...]

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