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Alvin McEwen
Alvin McEwen is a resident of South Carolina and the blogmaster of Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters, where he has covered the Kevin Jennings story as well as how religious-right groups distort legitimate research and rely on junk studies to stigmatize the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. He is also a contributor to Truth Wins Out and was a longtime contributor to Pam's House Blend. He is the author of How They See Us: Unmasking the Religious Right War on Gay America, a short but definitive guide to calling out and refuting homophobic propaganda. McEwen can be reached at

Entries by Alvin McEwen

Marriage Equality Opponents Need to Admit Actual Reason for Their Loss

(231) Comments | Posted September 22, 2015 | 9:32 PM

It is well beyond time that the lgbt community recognize and call out this ridiculous Kim Davis drama for what it is - merely a sideshow to cover up the fact that the overall case against marriage equality was nothing more than a pitiful delusion. It was a sad pursuit...

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Anti-Gay Right Exploiting Clerks, LGBT Community to Reap Chaos After SCOTUS Ruling

(14) Comments | Posted July 10, 2015 | 12:19 PM

The controversies involving marriage clerks in the South refusing to help gay couples fulfill their legal right to marry has me thinking. And I've come to a sad conclusion.

We are all being played for fools. The clerks who are pitifully stalling or outright refusing to marry couples...

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The Anti-gay Right Can't Run Forever From Its History of Bigotry

(285) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 4:28 PM

As a gay man, I admit that I am enthused and encouraged by what I see as a more LGBT-inclusive American society.

While we still have some kinks to work on and straighten out, I am happy with our progress. Just a decade ago, we wouldn't be talking about LGBT...

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Alabama Marriage Equality Tantrum Is a Slap in the Face to All Americans

(4) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 3:30 PM

I will never perform a so-called same-sex marriage. A federal court can put me in jail for life, and I will still never perform a so-called same-sex marriage. As a believer in the Word of God... I cannot, in good conscience, participate in a purported marriage ceremony, which I strongly...
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The Erasure of 'Gay' From Black History and the Black Community Must Stop

(29) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 4:14 PM

As a gay African-American, I've heard the argument about how "you can't compare the gay civil rights movement to the African-American civil rights movement" more times than I care to count.

The constant so-called moral outrage of some African-American heterosexuals when the topic is mentioned has gotten me to the...

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Booklet on Anti-Gay Propaganda a Useful Resource in 'Culture War'

(1) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 1:00 AM

As LGBTs exist in the midst of all this drama regarding the so-called culture war, I thought I would talk about something near and dear to my heart.

My online booklet,How They See Us: Unmasking the Religious Right War on Gay America has just reached 1,000,000 hits/reads. It's a remarkable...

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The Gay Community Is Fighting Godzilla With a Slinky Toy

(28) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 4:42 PM

Wednesday night, I fell into an awful, soul-numbing depression.

Two very mild tranquilizers and a short nap later, I can finally articulate why. It's simple really.

The lgbt community is fighting Godzilla with a slinky toy.

I 've been accused of having an obsession with anti-gay propaganda, but my...

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All of the 'Evil and Dirty' Things That the Gays Do

(73) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 11:57 AM

Recently, courtesy of People for the American Way's Right Wing Watch, I read Ohio anti-gay activist Phil Burress make a claim that gay men have "as many as 200 sex partners."

A day later, Burress' outrageous claim continued to haunt me not only for its inanity but because it...

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Michael Sam, Race, Sexual Orientation and Commodities

(21) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 9:06 PM

One of the most annoying sidebars of Michael Sam's coming out is how some LGBTs who will take it upon themselves to play armchair psychologist and proclaim the African-American community intrinsically homophobic. When unfortunate situations like this arise (and they have many times), I generally roll my eyes while thinking...

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The Ugly Collusion Between 'Religious Faith' and Bigotry

(3) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 5:28 PM

There is no need to rehash this Duck Dynasty mess. We have all said our bits and pieces about Phil Robertson's racism and homophobia. And it will continue to reverberate. But a larger picture of the entire controversy needs to be stated.

Remember last year when a pastor of an...

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The LGBT Community Desperately Needs to Confront Anti-Gay Propaganda

(37) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 5:42 PM

The recent passage of an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance in San Antonio highlights yet again why the LGBT community urgently needs to call out the propaganda that serves to demonize our community.

Before San Antonio City Council voted for the ordinance, members of the LGBT community had to sit...

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Donnie McClurkin Not Being Truthful About Anti-Gay Comments (VIDEO)

(100) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 8:46 PM

In 2007 I was a part of a contingent that protested against an Obama fundraising concert featuring gospel singer and "ex-gay" Donnie McClurkin in Columbia, S.C. That was the event where McClurkin said the following:

Don't call me a bigot or anti-gay when I have been touched by the same...
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Don Lemon Reminds Me of Sad Similarity Between Black, Gay Communities

(56) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 1:28 PM

I recently got angry at CNN's Don Lemon because of the ignorant way he chose to voice a few comments. Lemon took it upon himself to underline ways that the black community can improve itself. His suggestions were that we stop wearing baggy pants, using the "N" word, dropping out...

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Fear of 'Bigot' Label a Cynical Dodge by Marriage Equality Opponents

(28) Comments | Posted July 2, 2013 | 6:51 PM

Almost from the very day we began the argument over marriage equality, opponents have been fretting about how they would be perceived. They have expressed in supposedly sad tones that they merely believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, and that it is unfair that their "simple...

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'Christian' Conservative Spokesman Posts Nasty Homophobic Cartoon

(43) Comments | Posted May 15, 2013 | 5:53 PM

This absolutely vindictive cartoon is courtesy of Liberty Counsel member Matt Barber:

The sad irony...

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Fox News Story About Alleged Forced Lesbian Kiss at Middle School Workshop Is Incorrect

(31) Comments | Posted May 1, 2013 | 1:37 PM

A story about an LGBT-inclusive anti-bullying workshop at a middle school in New York's Red Hook school district has been playing huge in religious-right and conservative circles lately. The story, which suggests that the workshop not only involved a forced lesbian kiss between eighth grade girls but supposedly instructed the...

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Family Research Council Defends Republican's Outdated Propaganda Against LGBT Community

(58) Comments | Posted April 6, 2013 | 4:43 PM

As if it's a surprise to anyone, the Family Research Council is rushing to support Dave Agema, the Michigan Republican leader who is facing a firestorm for putting outdated anti-gay propaganda on his Facebook page.

Last week, Agema posted on his Facebook page something called Everyone Should Know...

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Eastman, NOM Places Status Above Love When It Comes to Families

(5) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 1:10 PM

By now, many have heard of the comments uttered by National Organization for Marriage chairman John Eastman regarding Justice John Roberts' adopted children and adoption in general. And no doubt there will be some claiming that too much unnecessary fuss is being made of Eastman's statement or that it...

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Family Research Council Pushes Mean-Spirited Video Against Marriage Equality and Gay Families

(121) Comments | Posted March 1, 2013 | 8:00 AM

If you want to see all the inane arguments against marriage equality wrapped up in one video, check out this monstrosity from the Family Research Council:

It is a four-minute rush through almost...

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Why Is the Media Allowing Dinesh D'Souza to Push His Madness?

(19) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 12:45 PM

A passage in a recent article in The Daily Beast illustrates just why Americans are weary of Washington and the media in general:

D'Souza argues that part of the reason Ann Dunham sent Obama to live with her parents in Hawaii was so she could pursue affairs with...

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