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Conservatives Arrive In D.C. For Major Summit

Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

Conservatives from all circles are gathering in Washington, D.C. this weekend to address the 2013 Values Voter Summit. Hosted by the Family Researc...

Religious Right Will Cheer Tea Party Extremism at Values Voter Summit

Peter Montgomery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Montgomery

The Values Voter Summit makes clear how completely the Religious Right's leaders are working to merge their activists' anti-abortion and anti-gay zeal with the anti-government extremism of the Tea Party. Actually, it goes beyond that.

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.

Family Research Council Shooter Gets 25 Years

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A man who planned a mass shooting at the headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group in Washington last year was senten...

The Scandal Cuccinelli Can't Dodge: His Extremist Positions

Peter Montgomery | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Peter Montgomery

Cuccinelli says his campaign is focused on jobs and the economy, but his extreme record as a state legislator and attorney general makes it clear that he considers himself commander-in-chief of the Religious Right's culture warriors.

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.

Ryan J. Reilly

Family Research Council Shooter Seeks Sentence Of 11.5 Years | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.10.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Floyd Lee Corkins, who has already pleaded guilty to shooting a security guard at the D.C. headquarters of the conservative Family Resea...

'Conscience Protections': A License to Bully

Tom Carpenter | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

The same conservative groups who opposed the repeal of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell law, are pushing this amendment. They want to turn back the clock to a time when they could, with impunity, attack LGBT service members who were forced to serve in silence.

Gay v. Ex-Gay and the Ties That Divide

Brittney Bullock | Posted 09.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Brittney Bullock

There is arguably a great deal of hostility toward the ex-gay community, but upon a closer investigation, the cause is clear and comprehensible.

New Coalition Demands Christian Privilege

Tom Carpenter | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

The most extreme proponents of conservative Christian privilege combined forces on July 9 in a briefing outside the Capitol building. This coalition i...

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

Alvin McEwen | Posted 09.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

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 and innocent" belief would have them labeled "bigots." It's a game many of them play to distract us from a real issue.

Cavan Sieczkowski

Happy... 'Ex-Gay Pride Month'? | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices

The "traditional marriage"-touting Family Research Council plans to usher in the first annual "Ex-Gay Pride Month" dinner in an attempt to promote "ex...

'19 Kids And Counting' Kid Moving To D.C. To Campaign Against Abortion

Posted 06.19.2013 | DC

D.C.'s getting a new resident reality TV star. Josh Duggar, the oldest of the "19 Kids And Counting" kids, will be moving to Washington to work as exe...

Christian Supremacists Have Identified New Religious Right: Sedition

Blake Page | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Blake Page

For years, Major Jonathan C. Dowty has used his rank and his blog, Christian Fighter Pilot, to spread a message of hate and sedition.  Through that ...

How To Fundraise Using Half Truths And Lies: Lessons From The Family Research Council

Tom Carpenter | Posted 08.03.2013 | Religion
Tom Carpenter

Apparently, the biblical admonition that "you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free" has been cast aside by the FRC. As a Christian, I am indignant and embarrassed.

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.

Peter Sprigg And The Values Victim Caucus

Wayne Besen | Posted 07.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

Having lost the culture war, the religious right's latest tactic is to falsely cast themselves as martyrs who are defending the faith and the right to free speech against an increasingly totalitarian majority. Perhaps the biggest crybaby is the Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg.

Bad Government, Bad Religion And Tony Perkins

Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy

Someone shared with me a fundraising letter in which Tony Perkins, the head of the Family Research Council, claimed, "not only did Jesus tolerate weapons, he instructed His disciples to buy them!" Given the devastating consequences of gun violence, Perkins should be ashamed of himself.

An Abominable Abomination

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 06.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

I've found one case in which the use of the word "abomination" is entirely appropriate. It describes a level of bigotry, hatred and ignorance that stands apart. I'm talking about the Family Research Council, and it's also an abomination when CNN and MSNBC give them a platform.

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.

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

Alvin McEwen | Posted 06.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

For the record, Dave Agema was not debating. He was spreading lies and distortions derived from bad sources. With free speech comes responsibilities and the main responsibility is the hope that one doesn't use his or her free speech to spread lies and deceptions.

Prominent Conservative Praises Bachmann Anti-Muslim Campaign

Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) was widely ridiculed last year for proposing an investigation to expose "deep penetration" by the Muslim Brother...