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Week to Week News Quiz for 5/22/15

John Zipperer | Posted 05.22.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It's our first Week to Week News Quiz of the Post-Letterman Era. Take our latest quiz and see that the news, alas, is still the same.

Anderson Cooper Has A Brilliant Suggestion For This Anti-Gay Evangelist

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Anderson Cooper minced few words when it came to a right-wing evangelist's scathing Op-Ed which slammed the CNN anchor for "boasting" about his homose...

Pastor Suggests Gays 'Must Be Put To Death' Or Remain Celibate

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A conservative Tennessee pastor is making headlines after footage of a sermon in which he implied that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) p...

Being Gay Is Caused By A 'Putrid-Smelling Demon' That Pigs Would Reject, Minister Claims

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Holy Fire Ministries founder Bert Farias penned an eyebrow-raising piece about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Charisma...

Colorado Floods Are A Result Of 'Decadent Homosexual Activity,' Pastor Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community has been previously blamed for Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Isaac and the Sandy Hook element...

A Brother's Pledge: Standing Up for Love

James Clementi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Clementi

It is my hope that the future Tyler Clementis of the world will hear love and affirmation from the pulpit in all churches. While that day may still be a long way off, parents can make a world of difference by choosing a church family that will embrace all God's children with respect.

Right-Wing Pastor Insists Gays Should Be Called 'Sodomites'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Vision America's Rick Scarborough delivered a scathing guest sermon in New Jersey declaring the use of the word "gay" inappropriate, insisting it was ...

Religion Doesn't Have To Hurt: It's Time For The Presidential Inaugural Committee To Do The Right Thing

Janet Mason | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Janet Mason

When I heard the news that President Obama had selected yet another preacher with an anti-gay past to preside at the swearing-in ceremony, I wasn't angry; I was perplexed. When I read about Pastor Louie Giglio withdrawing from the inaugural ceremony, I also had mixed emotions.

LISTEN: Florida Pastor Equates Gays With Serial Killers, Child Molesters

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Florida pastor equated homosexuality with serial killing, molestation and rape in a recent sermon, Good as You's Jeremy Hooper is reporting. Pas...

WATCH: Ugandan Pastor Demonstrates Gay Sex With Fruit While Condemning LGBT People

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A prominent anti-gay Ugandan pastor condemned homosexuality during a televised discussion with a transgender activist, engaging in a graphic demonstra...

Right-Wing Preacher Blames Hurricane Sandy On Gays

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Eastern seaboard may have yet to experience the full wrath of Hurricane Sandy, but one right-wing Christian preacher is already pointing the finge...

Anti-Gay Louisiana Pastor Convicted Of Obscenity For Masturbating In Public

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A prominent Louisiana-based Christian pastor known for his anti-gay stance was convicted of obscenity yesterday after being caught masturbating at a p...

Why I'm Going To A Texas Vigil To Mourn A Lesbian Couple

Wayne Besen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Besen

I'm going to Texas to mourn the loss of a beautiful young girl at a vigil in the park where she and her girlfriend were shot. But I'm also hoping this tragedy wakes people up to the nightmares on the horizon that are sure to come if our foes don't halt their rancid and reactionary rhetoric.

Notes On Anti-Gay Camp

Noah Tsika | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Noah Tsika

For comedy I turn to Christian bigots, but they have let me down of late. What's missing from the current crop, what today's anti-gay preachers, with their infantile depictions of "poo-poo pansies," fail to provide, is camp.

WATCH: Jesus vs Hateful Anti-Gay Pastors Mashup

Posted 06.19.2012 | Religion

Watch what happens when you put Jesus' Sermon On The Mount against the recent rash of anti-gay pastors....

What's (Christian) Love Got To Do With It?

Walt Hawkins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Walt Hawkins

It's Pride Month, and I'd like to take a few moments to reflect on the onslaught of sweet, sweet Christian love flowing in our general direction. Christian love is a very complex thing. At first You might think it's hate, but Christians are incapable of hate, so it's really love.

Tracking The Pastors (Four And Counting) Calling For The Death Of LGBT People

Courtney O'Donnell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Courtney O'Donnell

I've been tracking these recent calls by pastors for the death of LGBT people on my blog, and a few readers are seemingly excusing these pastors' behavior by stating, among other things, that they were "just quoting Scripture" or "thinking out loud." I disagree.

God Hates Clams!

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

My fellow congregants: I stand before you today an angry man! I am hoppin' mad cuz a legion of sinners is pushin' a liberal agenda that will be the ruination of us all. You know what I am talkin' about, don't ya?! Eating shellfish!

Do All Evangelical Leaders Believe Gays Should Be Put To Death?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

It may be true that the "death to gays" pastors and their followers represent a tiny portion of evangelicals. But a much larger group of white evangelicals is not speaking out against the people making claims in the name of their religious faith.

Clergy Bully From The Pulpit

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Next time we want simply to dismiss Charles Worley, Sean Harris, Fred Phelps, and other "extremists" as "just a bunch of crazy fanatics," let us investigate the fuller picture by addressing where these attitudes and behaviors stem from.

LISTEN: Maryland Pastor 'Kind Of Likes' The Idea Of Killing Gays

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A number of right-wing authorities have come forward with anti-gay pleas in recent weeks, but one Maryland-based pastor has gone one step further, say...

LISTEN: Kansas Pastor On Gays: 'They Should Be Put To Death'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Yet another Christian pastor's anti-gay rant has come to light in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) blogosphere. As first reported...

How Pastor Charles Worley Left Me Fearing For My Safety

Evan Adams | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Evan Adams

While the most recent call to violence from a pulpit, courtesy of pastor Charles Worley, is just another example of a fundamentalist's misinterpretation and exploitation of scripture, it is threatening and poses a legitimate risk for me and other members of the LGBT community.