Hobby Lobby Aftermath: Employment Non-discrimination Act Losing Major Support Due To Religious Exemption

By: Wednesday July 9, 2014 11:05 am

The Employment Non-discrimination Act (ENDA) has been losing major supporters who are concerned that the law contains an overly broad exemption for religious discrimination against the LGBT community. The ACLU, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund, and other civil rights organizations have already withdrawn support for the current version of ENDA. The controversy over ENDA stems from an exemption for religious discrimination, something recently in the news due to the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Hobby Lobby case.

 

Anti-Gay Pedophilia Smear Backfires on ‘Christian’ Publication

By: Saturday May 17, 2014 4:00 pm

This publication claims that it is working for Christianity. I don’t think Jesus would recognize the type of Christianity this publication has in mind.

Plessy v Ferguson, Brown v Board of Education, and Michelle Obama

By: Saturday May 17, 2014 9:00 am

What a difference 60 years makes. Roughly speaking, that’s two generations, the span between grandparents and grandchildren, between one way of looking at the world and another. 120 years ago, Justice Harlan looked into the future, and he knew that one day, Plessy v Ferguson would look like Dred Scott.

Today, after I listened to Michelle Obama speak in Topeka, it’s plain she knows the future as well. It made me look at my kid and his classmates, and wonder what their world will be like 60 years — two generations — from now. From what I’ve already seen in him and his friends, I’ve got a feeling that the “better future” of which Michelle Obama spoke is not just wishful thinking.

The Gay Community Is Fighting Godzilla With a Slinky Toy

By: Thursday May 8, 2014 3:25 pm

Consider this: In over three decades, anti-gay groups have built a powerful apparatus of lies via junk science, horror anecdotes and cherry-picked science (mostly from the Centers of Disease Control) which have painted the lgbt community as diseased, overly aggressive zombies who want to destroy Christianity while recruiting children. They don’t even have to create new stories. They can go back to that old framework continuously. It’s like a virus which recreates itself every time it’s destroyed.

FDL Movie Night: John Fleck Is Who You Want Him To Be

By: Monday May 5, 2014 4:59 pm

Legendary performance artist John Fleck is the focus of tonight’s documentary John Fleck Is Who You Want Him To Be, directed by Kevin Duffy. In 1990, Fleck and three other performance artists became known as the NEA Four, who sued the National Endowments for the Arts all the way to the Supreme Court for overtly vetoing their grants. The artists won, but the NEA reacted by no longer funding individual artists. Both Kevin Duffy and John Fleck will be our guests.

Don’t Let The Religious Right Whitewash Their History of Anti-Gay Oppression

By: Tuesday April 29, 2014 4:50 pm

The anti-gay group Concerned Women for America is furious at the National Women’s History Museum Project. The group is especially angry that there is no mention of religious right activists, particularly its founder, Beverly LaHaye.

SC Lawmaker Accuses College Of ‘Recruiting’ Students To Be Gay

By: Tuesday April 8, 2014 3:13 pm

The controversy over South Carolina colleges, gay issues, and the ire of state legislators at colleges for even talking about gays issues show no sign of slowing down.

Franklin Graham Supports Russian Anti-Gay Persecution, Disgraces His Father and His Religion

By: Tuesday March 18, 2014 6:31 pm

Not surprisingly and justifiably, Christians have always maintained a fierce devotion to their beliefs. It is a shame that, at least in the case of one Christian, this devotion isn’t accompanied with a desire to speak out for other groups facing the same type of persecution.

Franklin Graham, son of the iconic pastor Billy Graham, chose to go the other direction

Anti-Gay Activist Peter LaBarbera Finds a Gay Man to Willingly Demonize the LGBT Community

By: Friday February 14, 2014 4:59 pm

Like any reasonable gay man, I am generally intolerant of being implied to be or inferred to be a pedophile. Furthermore, I know many gay men who are excellent fathers to their female and male children. They don’t deserve this. They don’t deserve to called out, implied or inferred to be pedophiles. They don’t deserve to have their lives and families disrespected and dehumanized because of the ignorance of one gay man and the predatory, drooling nature of a twisted homophobe.

Damon Linker Misses The Point Entirely On Homophobia

By: Thursday February 13, 2014 9:30 am

It does not matter if the Bible justifies homophobia.

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