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Apparently, the American Legion Hates Jesus

Chris Rodda | Posted 07.19.2016 | Religion
Chris Rodda

According to the American Legion's official Chaplain's Manual, the items to be included in a POW/MIA table display consist of: Small table covered wi...

How Christian Conservatives Learned to Love Donald Trump

Cynthia Burack | Posted 05.24.2016 | Religion
Cynthia Burack

In the early months of the primary season, Donald Trump's personal reputation and his awkward attempts to bond with Christian conservatives persuaded political pundits that he'd be unlikely to attract the support of "values voters." The pundits were wrong.

The Antioch Review Demonstrates Why Mid-West Kills Queers From the Inside Out

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 05.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Brynn Tannehill

People like Messrs. Fogarty and Harris are cowards: instead of doing us in yourselves, you do everything you can make us self-deport to the closet or die by our own hands.

Boycotts Work Against Anti-LGBT Legislation

Fred Karger | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
Fred Karger

The New York Times called North Carolina a "pioneer in bigotry." Governors and mayors across the nation are banning travel to the state, film studios are threating to pull or stop production and lots of big stars and bands have canceled concerts.

How Dennis Hastert Demonized Gays as Predators While He Was the True 'Super-Predator'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The true example of a "super-predator" appears to have been Hastert, a man who prosecutors say molested at least 4 boys, including a 14-year-old and one man was so damaged from this sexual assault he committed suicide.

Why a Trans Person Would Vote for Cruz

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 03.07.2016 | Queer Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Most gains by transgender people over the last 7 years at the federal level could be reversed under a Republican administration. Indeed, we could even move backward to something pre-Reagan.

The First Step In The Eradication Of Trans People From American Life Is Here

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 02.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Imagine a world where you will never be treated as your correct gender by any government agency. What ID you have will constantly out you as transgender, inviting discrimination -- perfectly legal discrimination, if part two of Family Research Council's plan succeeds.

Politics and Religion: Trump and the Evangelicals

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.12.2016 | Religion
Arnold Steinberg

After New Hampshire The Evangelical Seduction Interruptus Already in Iowa the evangelical movement toward Donald Trump was underway, for bet...

Iowa...South Carolina: Evangelicals and Trump

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

After New Hampshire The Evangelical Seduction Interruptus Already in Iowa the evangelical movement toward Donald Trump was underway, for better or...

Ted Cruz Gets Another High-Profile Conservative Endorsement

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The leader of an influential Christian conservative lobbying group said on Tuesday he backs Senator Ted Cruz for the U....

A Tale of Two Pilgrimages

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Autumn is a lovely time to visit the nation's capital. Here I look at contrasting visits by two prominent faith leaders.

Hate Group Plans To Honor Kim Davis In A Very Big Way

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

The Family Research Council is certainly going the extra mile for Kim Davis. FRC President Tony Perkins announced plans to honor the beleaguered Kent...

If This Anti-Gay Pundit Gets His Way, You'll Start Using The Word 'Garriage'

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

Deeming the Supreme Court's June 26 ruling on marriage equality "highway robbery," a "pro-family" pundit wants the U.S. to adopt new language for same...

Some Thoughts On My 30th Wedding Anniversary in the Summer of Equal Marriage

Michael Rowe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Rowe

Among the best reasons to have had old laws, driven by nothing but religious bigotry, struck down is the thought that this LGBT generation and the next, and the next will never have to misname their marriages ever again, let alone justify them.

Do Boy Scouts Need Protection From LGBT Leaders?

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

To Tony Perkins, nothing's more dangerous to a child than a queer role model. But imagine what those role models mean to queer kids. I didn't know I was gay when I was a little 7-year-old Boy Scout. Nothing would have been more important to me than to know that I wasn't alone.

Sweet Cakes For Your Soul

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 07.22.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Aaron and Melissa Klein have misrepresented the essential teaching of the Christian church. Our greatest commandment is to love our neighbors and to love God. You cannot achieve that faithfully when you place a "gays not welcome" sign in your window.

Who Called It 'Spiritual Rape' to Force Your Religion on Others? The Answer Might Surprise You.

Chris Rodda | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Over the past two years, the term "spiritual rape," used by Mikey Weinstein to describe the unwanted and aggressive proselytizing of members of our military, has become one of the most popular go-to quotes in the world of fundamentalist Christian websites.

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

Alvin McEwen | Posted 07.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

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.

Conservatives Bash Gays (Again)

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.29.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Reporters covering the Western Conservative Summit, a gathering that attracted 4,000 people to the Colorado Convention Center over the weekend, did a good job spotlighting the gay bashing that permeated the event.

'Family' Organization Gives Anti-Gay Indviduals And Organizations A 'Freedom' Honor

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

The Family Research Council, a conservative lobbying organization, has a new project and it's probably going to anger some people. The group, which...

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

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

The anti-gay right seem to be painting a portrait of victimhood in anticipation of further progress by the LGBT community and the goal is most likely to stop this progress. But I have one question. How in the hell can anyone forget how we got to this point?

Point-by-Point Takedown of an Anti-Gay Infomercial

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

The anti-gay Family Research Council has a new video about how the gays are ruining everything, what with their pesky marrying and buying of cakes and, well, simply existing. And this video isn't just a video -- it's part of a crafty advertising campaign.

The Mark of Cain

Stampp Corbin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stampp Corbin

All across the nation, business owners are refusing service to LGBT people in an attempt to build a firewall protecting discrimination by hiding behind the concept of religious freedom. It has become clear that interpretation of the Bible can now be used to refuse service to any group.

Gaypocalypse Now

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

In truth, one must apply to be gay once the decision to be homosexual has been made. The process is similar to applying to college. You supply background information, transcripts, and fill out an essay.

Right Wing Groups Attempt To Use HuffPost Blog To Prove Queer People 'Indoctrinate' Kids

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

A number of right-wing conservative groups have sounded off on a transgender Huffington Post blogger's most recent piece, arguing that the blog lays o...