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Waging War On Christmas?

Slate | Matthew Yglesias | Posted 12.03.2013 | Business

After Thanksgiving comes Black Friday. And then America's noblest tradition can truly begin: the War on Christmas. Today, the American Family A...

Culture Wars and the Crisis in American Christianity

Eric Simpson | Posted 01.26.2014 | Religion
Eric Simpson

The reason it cannot be won is because it isn't real. It's a false issue used by political pundits and cynical politicians to energize an attitude of victimhood for a privileged group who otherwise could not reasonably claim victim status.

Opening Volley In 'War On Christ(mas)'

Posted 11.21.2013 | Religion

War on Christmas? The American Family Association is on the front lines, naming companies "Naughty or Nice" based on how "Christmas-friendly" they are...

And on the Seventh Day God Wrote TV Theme Songs

Domenick Scudera | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

The Lord has spoken to Gavin MacLeod of TV's The Love Boat. Providing Gavin with inspiration for a speech to an audience of Christians, the Lord made Gavin aware of the real meaning of his show's theme song. "If you listen to the lyrics, it's all about Jesus," Gavin said.

Pundit Compares Being Gay To Trans Fats: 'A Hazard To Human Health'

Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay Voices

You can count the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer among the conservative pundits angered by the Senate's approval of the Employment Non-Di...

Anatomy of a Smear: The Religious Right vs. the American Psychiatric Association

James Peron | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
James Peron

People tend to assume claims are true if they confirm something they already believe -- and the more fervent the belief, the easier they are to convince.

Hunter Stuart

Christian Group Wants Bare-Breasted Statue Removed | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.03.2013 | Arts

A religious group in Kansas is once again trying to get an artistic statue removed from a public park, arguing that the work of art violates the state...

Pentagon Leaders Met with Collaborator of Preacher who Proposed 'Military Takeover' of the Government

Chris Rodda | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
Chris Rodda

As has been widely reported over the last few days, Rick Joyner, the head of MorningStar Ministries and Heritage International Ministries, has proposed a "military takeover" and "martial law" as the only hope to prevent the "serious tyranny" that we're headed for under the Obama administration.

Pentagon Assures Anti-Religious-Freedom Coalition That Rumor They Started Isn't True!

Chris Rodda | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Chris Rodda

The primary mission of this so-called "religious freedom" coalition is to protect the "right" of anti-gay Christians in the military to continue to discriminate against and harass LGB service members in a post-DADT and post-DOMA military.

A Message for Dinosaurs

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

A message to all the dinosaurs out there, including Bryan Fischer, John Kasich, Mike DeWine, Vladimir Putin, the Westboro Baptist Church, One Million ...

The LGBT Community Desperately Needs to Confront Anti-Gay Propaganda

Alvin McEwen | Posted 11.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

We are dealing with a veritable juggernaut of lies. The problem is that we don't take this juggernaut seriously. We laugh at the outrageous lies uttered about us, but we fail to see that by not publicly and forcefully refuting them, we give them a clear field to influence Americans.

Anti-Gay Pundit Says He 'Loves' Gays While Calling Homosexuality 'Perverted' And A 'Disease'

Posted 09.17.2013 | Gay Voices

If the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer loves gays as much as he proclaimed on his "Focal Point" radio show this week, he certainly has an ...

Military's 'Homosexual Takeover' Will Undermine Possible Syria Strike, Right-Wing Pundit Claims

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.05.2013 | Gay Voices

American Family Association radio host Sandy Rios is back in action, this time claiming that the "homosexual takeover" of the American military since ...

Gays Are 'Nazi Stormtroopers' Who Want To 'Eliminate' Opponents, Pundit Claims

Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer delivered one of his now-trademark anti-gay proclamations this week, this time comparing lesbian, gay,...

Michelangelo Signorile

Anti-Gay Pundit Bryan Fischer Discusses What He Thinks The Penalty For Oral Sex Should Be | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.25.2013 | Gay Voices

It’s not a shocker that the controversial conservative Christian spokesman for the American Family Association, radio host Bryan Fischer, is backing...

Equality Is Only 108.2 Miles Away!

Domenick Scudera | Posted 08.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

I am thrilled with the great strides forward that the Supreme Court has helped the gay and lesbian community achieve. But I feel as if Brian and I are on a different boat. Others are partying onshore, and the party looks fabulous, darling, but we are waiting for our boat to take us to shore.

Lawmakers Should 'Ignore' SCOTUS Ruling If DOMA, Prop 8 Are Overturned, Says Pundit

Posted 06.25.2013 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates continue to wait with bated breath for the U.S. Supreme Court to release final rulings ...

What Would Mildred Loving Think About the Use of Images of Multiracial Families for Anti-LGBT Family Messages?

Angela Onwuachi-Willig | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Angela Onwuachi-Willig

I am discouraged by the fact that this children's book uses the image of one civil rights victory -- multiracial families like mine and Mildred Loving's that are headed by heterosexual couples -- to tear down families that are perceived as being wrong: families headed by same-sex couples.

The Courage to Come Out

Walt Hawkins | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Walt Hawkins

Before Jason Collins revealed that he is gay, I suppose I'd never really pondered the amount of courage it takes, even in this day and age, to come out of the closet. And it does take more than a fair amount.

After a Life of Being Gay Bashed, I Choose to Live and Not Just Survive

William Dameron | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

I will hold my husband's hand in public, because to silence me is what they want. I will kiss him goodbye in the morning in the public square, because it is right. I will continue to wrap my arm around his shoulder so that someday LGBT people won't have to ask themselves, "Is this safe?"

Congressman Who Fell for Onion Story Still Hasn't Learned to Check His Facts

Chris Rodda | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Chris Rodda

It seems that Congressman Fleming's ability to separate fact from fiction hasn't improved much in the past year. The stories he's now believing might not come from The Onion, but the headlines are just as far-fetched and the stories just as fictitious.

AARP Targeted By Anti-Gay Group For Supporting 'Homosexual Agenda'

Posted 05.16.2013 | Gay Voices

A conservative, notoriously anti-group has its sights set on the AARP. According to ThinkProgress blogger Zack Ford, the American Family Associati...

Gay People To Blame For 'Collapse Of The Western Economy,' Pundit Claims

Posted 05.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Bryan Fischer has previously stated that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people should face job discrimination and implied that members ...

Fundamentalist Christian Monsters: Papa's Got A Brand New Bag

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

Ladies and Gentlemen, let me tell you of monsters and monstrous wrongs. And let me tell you what these bloody monsters thrive on.

Moral vs. Immoral

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Isn't it arrogant of people to assume you know what God wants for us? Let's be honest, God and his plan is a mystery and maybe all of this is his way of testing us if we truly understand what they are all about.