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Family Research Council Makes Controversial Hire

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 07.19.2012 | Religion

(RNS) The conservative Family Research Council has named a former top Delta Force commando and outspoken culture warrior, retired Army Lt. Gen. Willia...

Family Research Council Distorts Obama's Record On LGBT Rights

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

Sprigg is not only an employee of FRC but a pastor, yet he feels no problem with bearing false witness in the name of his definition of God. Apparently, Sprigg (and the Family Research Council) must follow a different Bible that approves of lying about the LGBT community.

Mitt Romney and the Marketplace of Ideas

Heath Brown | Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics
Heath Brown

The future vitality of the U.S. democratic system of government and quality of our public policies should be based on broadening the array of ideas presidential candidates from both parties and the public can evaluate, debate, and ultimately base their political decisions.

Christian Organization's Founder Gets Emotional Describing 'Ex-Gay Conversion' Clip

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Christian group founder's bizarrely emotional speech, delivered while promoting an "instructional" video "built to convert a homosexual," is going v...

Let Me Guess: Mitt Romney Has Gay Friends

Michael Keegan | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Having gay friends doesn't absolve one of anti-gay prejudice any more than loving one's wife and daughters absolves one of defunding Planned Parenthood. Even if you'd be happy to have gay people over to dinner, that doesn't give you a pass to deny them fundamental rights.

Family Research Council and a Denial of Partisan Christianity

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Merritt

Let's be honest here. Does anyone believe an effort like this one isn't an attempt to register those who will almost certainly vote Republican?

GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project Demands Honesty from the Religious Right

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.21.2012 | Media
Alvin McEwen

GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project is not about silencing anyone but having an honest debate. And you can't have an honest debate when one party is being deceptive in terms of their goals and their true feelings about the community they oppose.

GLAAD's Releases Watch List Of Anti-LGBT Activists

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Yesterday GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, unveiled its brand new Commentator Accountability Project. According to a press rel...

Jennifer Bendery

Family Research Council Starts Campaign Against 'Fake' Same-Sex Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Citing concerns that 2012 could be the "tipping point" in the debate over same-sex marriage, Family Research Council leader Tony Perkins...

Activist Group Calls For MSNBC To Stop Inviting Controversial Guest On Air

Posted 02.16.2012 | Media

Faith-based activist group Faithful America and Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, delivered a petition filled with 20,000 s...

Crispy Controversy: NYU Student Launches Protest Against Chick-Fil-A's 'Anti-Gay' Support

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Chick-fil-A is known nationwide for serving up plenty of savory Southern goodness, but one New York University student feels the restaurant's offering...

Prop 8's Supporters Were Too Scared to Testify, But They Still Whine After the Fact

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

Prop 8 was built upon deliberate lies that Maggie Gallagher, Tony Perkins, Peter Sprigg, and the rest of those pushing it were too fearful to defend in court. None of these people had the guts to take an oath and attest to the veracity of the claims they made.

'Star Wars: The Old Republic' Video Game To Allow Players To Have Same-Sex Relationships

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An option available for the "Star Wars: The Old Republic" video game will now allow characters to engage in same-sex relationships. The news has ge...

GOP Congressman: Obama Is 'The Enemy Of Life'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) launched into an aggressive condemnation of President Barack Obama's stance on abortion this week, calling him the "enemy of...

Know Thine Enemy: The Worst Anti-Gay Moments Of The Week

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Here at HuffPost Gay Voices we believe that what you don't know definitely can hurt you. So, in the interest of keeping ourselves and each other in...

Amanda Terkel

Rick Santorum Wins Evangelical Leaders' Endorsement

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A week before the South Carolina primaries, more than 150 conservative evangelical leaders met in Texas and voted to throw their weight ...

MSNBC's Possible Dismissal of Pat Buchanan Is Hypocritical

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

Buchanan is not the only problematic individual to be given somewhat of a home at MSNBC. According to Equality Matters, Family Research Council head Tony Perkins has made 11 appearances on MSNBC news programs.

On Minas, Occupations And Tony Perkins

Rev. Margaret Aymer, Ph. D. | Posted 02.07.2012 | Religion
Rev. Margaret Aymer, Ph. D.

Perkins asserted, first, that Jesus meant this parable to be a positive example for his followers; and second, that the parable demonstrates that Jesus supported unrestricted, free-market capitalism. He was wrong.

The Bible Seminar: Rescuing The Text

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 01.04.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

The Westar Institutes' Bible Seminar will seek to reclaim the Bible from voices like Mohler's and to promote dialogue between scholars, clergy and lay members of churches.

Joe Walsh Praised As 'Pro-Family' By Family Research Council, Despite Child Support Issues

Posted 01.04.2012 | Chicago

Though his family woes have been quite public as of late, U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh announced Thursday that the Family Research Council Action committee has...

Does the Religious Right Really Care about Children?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathaniel Frank

In anointing themselves the champions of "family values" and protectors of vulnerable children, religious conservatives have had little to say when confronted with the undeniable existence of actual gay families -- particularly kids with LGBT parents.

Putting A Halt To The Religious Right's Anti-Gay Rhetoric

Joseph Ward III | Posted 12.21.2011 | Religion
Joseph Ward III

America's values are clear. Why then does the religious right continue to dominate the national conversation? It is time for us to put this nonsense to rest.

Values Voter Summit Turns to Free-Range Gay Bashing and Hypocrisy

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

Thanks to this past weekend's Values Voter Summit, I am learning that I am not an ordinary gay American. Apparently I am Darth Vader.

The Values Voter Summit and the Idolatry of 'Family Values'

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

The real sin at the Values Voter Summit was not homosexuality or transgender identity but the idolatry of so-called "family values." Speakers exhibited a remarkable disregard for what the Bible and Christian theology actually say about marriage and family values.

Seven Things We Learned From The Values Voter Summit

Posted 12.11.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The Values Voter Summit that ended here on Sunday (Oct. 9) offered a number of key insights...