Every weekend we bring you a round up of either the best LGBT moments from the week before -- our Something To Celebrate series -- or, as you'll see below, the worst anti-LGBT stories from the last seven days in our Know Thine Enemy feature.

You can think of Know Thine Enemy as a primer filled with the anti-LGBT rhetoric being leveled against us, as a reminder of how far we still have to go, and maybe even as a chance to have a laugh (because let's be honest, some of this stuff is so ridiculous it's pretty hilarious).

Check out the stories we covered this week below -- all in one convenient slideshow -- and let us know who you think the biggest enemy of the LGBT community was in the comments section.

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  • Kirk Cameron Speaks Out On Marriage In New NOM Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance Video

    If you thought the outpouring of negative comments Kirk Cameron received when <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/03/kirk-cameron-piers-morgan-homosexuality-unnatural_n_1318430.html" target="_hplink">he appeared on Piers Morgan's show in March</a> and stated that homosexuality is "unnatural... detrimental... and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization" might have turned off the actor from speaking out further, you thought wrong. <a href="http://www.goodasyou.org/good_as_you/2012/07/kirk-camerons-latest-role-faux-victim-for-nom.html" target="_hplink">As reported by Jeremy Hooper of GoodAsYou.org</a>, Cameron is now featured in a new video from the <a href="http://marriageada.org/" target="_hplink">Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance</a>, an off shoot of the <a href="http://www.nationformarriage.org/site/c.omL2KeN0LzH/b.7980587/k.BF50/Home.htm" target="_hplink">National Organization for Marriage (NOM)</a>, which was created to ensure that "no American [is] afraid to exercise core civil rights: to speak, to donate, to organize, to sign petitions, or to vote for marriage as the union of husband and wife." Described by a spokesperson for the organization as having been "persecuted by the mainstream media" and "one of America's most important champions of marriage," a scruffy Cameron spends the 4-minute clip explaining why he is so dedicated to defending "traditional" marriage. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/11/kirk-cameron-marriage-anti-defamation-alliance_n_1666287.html?utm_hp_ref=gay-voices&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009" target="_hplink">Read the full story here.</a>

  • Lesbian Couple Ordered To Leave Kentucky Park After Kissing

    A lesbian couple was ordered to leave a Kentucky park while taking maternity photos on the park's grounds, and the women believe they were ousted because they are gay. Cheri Chenault and Destiny Keith decided to go to E.C. Million Memorial Park in Richmond, Ky., last weekend to take photos ahead of the birth of their baby boy, whom they're expecting on Sept. 29, <a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/07/11/2255727/call-for-gay-rights-fairness-law.html" target="_hplink">the <em>Lexington Herald-Leader</em> reports</a>. The park served as the backdrop for the photos, which were being taken by local photographer Jessica Miller-Poole, who owns <a href="http://www.13wishesphotography.com/" target="_hplink">13 Wishes Photography</a>. The photos were taken in a privately-owned section of the park that is open to the public. After the couple kissed for a photo, a park gatekeeper went over to the group, which consisted of Chenault, Keith, Miller-Poole and her husband, and told them they had to leave the park grounds because they were being inappropriate. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/12/lesbian-couple-kissing-kentucky-park-discrimination_n_1668158.html?utm_hp_ref=gay-voices&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009" target="_hplink">Read the full story here.</a>

  • Arizona Governor Asks Supreme Court To Overturn Ruling Allowing Benefits For Same-Sex Partners

    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) has <a href="http://chrisgeidner.tumblr.com/post/26749601369/brewer-seeks-supreme-court-review-of-partners" target="_hplink">requested</a> that the Supreme Court overturn a ruling that allows state employees to keep their same-sex partners on their benefits, including health insurance. Brewer filed a <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/12-23.htm" target="_hplink">petition</a> for a writ of certiorari on July 2, requesting that the high court overturn the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit's September 2011 ruling in <em>Diaz vs. Brewer</em>. <a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/2012/07/08/jan-brewer-asks-supreme-court-strip-benefits-same-sex-partners" target="_hplink">The pushback</a> comes three months after the Ninth Circuit <a href="http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2012/04/03/10-16797.pdf" target="_hplink">denied</a> a request by Arizona state lawyers to re-hear the case with an 11-judge panel. Last September, the Ninth Circuit's ruling <a href="http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2011/09/06/10-16797.pdf" target="_hplink">prevented</a> Arizona from implementing a law that would have barred state employees' same-sex partners from remaining on their health plans. The ruling affirmed a lower court's decision to place a preliminary injunction on the law. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/08/jan-brewer-supreme-court_n_1657805.html?utm_hp_ref=gay-voices&ir=Gay+Voices&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009" target="_hplink">Read the full story here.</a>

  • NAACP's Pro-Gay Marriage Position Draws Protest From Black Clergy Group

    An organization of black clergy members traveled to the NAACP's annual convention in Houston to protest the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/19/naacp-gay-marriage_n_1530029.html?ir=Black Voices" target="_hplink">civil rights group's recent decision to endorse same-sex marriage</a>. The Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP), headed by Rev. William Owens of Memphis, Tenn., said that the NAACP had abandoned its core mission by supporting same-sex marriage. "This is supposed to be an organization for black people who were beaten, who were mistreated and who were enslaved," Owens told The Huffington Post. "You're advocating for something that's not normal, that's not natural. It's still out of line, it's against moral law." <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/12/naacp-gay-marriage-same-sex_n_1668476.html?utm_hp_ref=gay-voices&ir=Gay+Voices&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009" target="_hplink">Read the full story here.</a>

  • Omaha Archdiocese Denies Gay Couple's Wedding Announcement After Women Marry In Iowa

    Lizz Dyer knew it was a long shot, but when the <a href="http://www.ketv.com/news/local-news/Squashed-wedding-announcement-disappoints-gay-couple/-/9674510/15457902/-/item/0/-/l2byum/-/index.html" target="_hplink">Omaha Archdiocese refused to print her wedding announcement</a>, she was nevertheless disappointed. Dyer and her partner, Katie Brown, recently married in Iowa, and when she posted photos of the ceremony of Facebook, a friend offered to submit an image to Marian High School's alumni newsletter, <a href="http://www.ketv.com/news/local-news/Squashed-wedding-announcement-disappoints-gay-couple/-/9674510/15457902/-/item/0/-/l2byum/-/index.html" target="_hplink">KETV reports</a>. But when a worker at the Catholic school saw the announcement, he or she went to the Archdiocese. Officials ultimately decided the announcement shouldn't run because homosexuality is against the church's beliefs. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/12/omaha-archdiocese-denies-gay-couple-wedding-announcement_n_1666428.html?utm_hp_ref=gay-voices&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009" target="_hplink">Read the full story here.</a>

  • Bryan Fischer Claims Gays Motivated By 'Heterophobic,' 'Christophobic,' 'Dark, Venomous, Demonic Hatred'

    The <a href="http://www.afa.net/" target="_hplink">American Family Assocation's (AFA)</a> Bryan Fischer, one of the world's most prolific anti-gay pundits, is back again with new outrageous claims about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. As <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/fischer-gays-are-driven-dark-venomous-demonic-hatred" target="_hplink">RightWingWatch.org is reporting</a>, during his radio show on Tuesday, Fischer launched into a heated tirade about the "debate" over homosexuality and how filled with "hatred" and "vitriol" is it. And where is that hatred and vitriol coming from? Fischer believes it's from "homosexuals themselves." He stated: <blockquote>"The real haters are homosexuals. The real venom is coming from those that support the homosexual agenda, either homosexual activists, homosexuals, or those that support the homosexual agenda. They are the real haters. There is a heterophobic hatred, there is a Christophobic hatred that is just seething, there's a dark, venomous, demonic hatred that is in the homosexual community."</blockquote> <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/12/bryan-fischer-claims-gays-motivated-by-hatred_n_1668149.html?utm_hp_ref=gay-voices&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009" target="_hplink">Read the full story here.</a>

  • Southern Poverty Law Center Tells Virginia Republican To Stop Using Couple's Engagement Photo In Anti-Gay Mailers

    <a href="http://www.splcenter.org/" target="_hplink">The Southern Poverty Law Center</a> is demanding that a Virginia Republican "immediately cease and desist" his <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/03/eugene-delgaudio-mailer_n_1646112.html" target="_hplink">use of a gay couple's engagement photo in anti-gay materials</a> in Colorado. The Republican official is Loudoun County Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio of Sterling, president of the right-wing, anti-gay advocacy group <a href="http://publicadvocateusa.org/" target="_hplink">Public Advocate Of The United States</a>. Public Advocate sent out two anti-gay mailers showing an altered version of New Jersey residents Brian Edwards' and Tom Privitere's engagement photo, in which the two men kiss in front of the New York City skyline. In the mailers, New York was taken away, replaced with snow, evergreen trees, and text reading "State Senator Jean White's Idea Of 'Family Values?'" on one version of the mailer, "Jeffrey Hare's Vision For Weld County?" on the other. White and Hare were Republican candidates in primary races for the Colorado legislature. Both lost their primaries at the end of June. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/11/southern-poverty-law-center-cease-desist-delgaudio_n_1666373.html?utm_hp_ref=gay-voices&ir=Gay+Voices&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009" target="_hplink">Read the full story here.</a>

  • American Family Association Calls For Boycott Of Google Over Company's Support Of LGBT Rights

    Supporters of the <a href="http://www.afa.net/" target="_hplink">American Family Association</a>, a conservative non-profit organization whose mission is to "promote the Biblical ethic of decency in American society," are not going be Googling much. Or using Android phones. Or browsing with Chrome. Or checking their Gmail. Or, well, you get the idea. In response to Google's <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/07/google-announces-support-same-sex-marriage_n_1656680.html" target="_hplink">recently-announced "Legalize Love" campaign</a>, which supports gay rights throughout the world, the American Family Association's Buster Wilson <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/afa-floats-google-boycott-over-campaign-decriminalize-homosexuality" target="_hplink">encouraged listeners of his radio show</a> to do their best to stop using Google, Right Wing Watch reports. "We are a part of boycotting efforts similar to this with other businesses," Wilson said on "<a href="http://www.afa.net/Radio/show.aspx?id=2147490378&tab=video&video=2147514358" target="_hplink">AFA Today</a>," before acknowledging how difficult a Google boycott would be. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/11/american-family-association-google-video_n_1666218.html?utm_hp_ref=gay-voices&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009" target="_hplink">Read the full story here.</a>

  • Anti-Gay Christian Rocker Fires Back At Judge In Rachel Maddow, MSNBC Suit

    Bradlee Dean is fighting back against the judge who ordered him to pay Rachel Maddow's legal fees in his lawsuit against the MSNBC host. Dean sued Maddow and MSNBC, among others, alleging that she took his comments about gay people and Sharia law out of context on her show. D.C. Superior Court Judge Joan Zeldon <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/09/bradlee-dean-rachel-maddow-legal-bills_n_1659693.html" target="_hplink">recently ordered</a> the Christian rocker to pay the defendants' legal fees -- a total of $24,625.23 -- in the case. <a href="http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/07/bradlee_dean_judge_recusal.php?ref=fpnewsfeed" target="_hplink">Talking Points Memo reports</a> that an indignant Dean fired back at Zeldon on Tuesday, seeking her recusal from the case. "Judges are to enforce the law, not to defend lawbreakers and then award them money," he said in a statement. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/10/bradlee-dean-rachel-maddow-judge_n_1663020.html?utm_hp_ref=gay-voices&ir=Gay+Voices&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009" target="_hplink">Read the full story here.</a>

  • Anti-Gay Preacher Dreams Of 100,000 Ex-Gays And Ex-Lesbians Curing AIDS

    Lou Engle, so-called <a href="http://www.louengle.com/" target="_hplink">"visionary" and co-founder of TheCall solemn assemblies</a>, a "movement of prayer gathering young adults [who] pray and fast for breakthrough and revival," has a long history of slinging anti-gay rhetoric. Last month, as Rightwingwatch.org notes, he asked his followers to <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/engle-religious-right-channel-confederate-generals-restrain-homosexual-agenda" target="_hplink">call on the spirits and inspiration of Confederate generals</a> to help fight against the "homosexual agenda" and now he has a new hope for the future of America. In a recent appearance in association with <a href="http://www.theramp.org/" target="_hplink">The Ramp</a>, a youth ministry, Engle told a crowd of young adults that he has dreamed of 100,000 gay and lesbian men and women being converted and leaving behind their homosexuality. In the clip above he preaches the conversions would be so powerful that these 100,000 new ex-gays would "be the preachers of righteousness in their own communities" and bring about "radical salvations and healings of AIDS." <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/09/lou-engle-ex-gays-curing-aids_n_1658993.html?utm_hp_ref=gay-voices&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009" target="_hplink">Read the full story here.</a>