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Powder Rooms of the Patriarchy

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 05.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

People who do not fit traditional gender roles have always existed; they were just socially invisible. Women have always had as great a range of talents as men. Why should conservatives get away with sowing rancor just because they want to erase the diversity all around them?

Attack on Gay-Straight Alliances Reveals Religious Right's Ugly Anti-Gay Heart

Peter Montgomery | Posted 04.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter Montgomery

Many Religious Right activists and leaders feign hurt and indignation at being described as anti-gay. They're not anti-anybody, they insist, they are just in favor of "traditional values" or "biblical marriage."

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.

Legal Firm Defending Kim Davis Is Labeled A Hate Group

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kim Davis' lawyer stood onstage in a Washington D.C. hotel and pointed to a photo on the screen. It showed 100,000 people pac...

Vatican Watcher Scooped National Media On Pope Francis Meeting Kim Davis

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.30.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- Several thousand journalists recently covered Pope Francis' historic visit to the United States -- and yet, his meeting with controversial...

Stupidity, Not Religion, Put Kim Davis in Jail

James Peron | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics
James Peron

Davis took this to court by her own actions. She lost. She appealed. She lost again. She appealed again. She lost again. Every step of the way the courts have told her she has no right to refuse to fulfill her job functions.

The Phony Martyrdom of Kim Davis

James Peron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Peron

Kim Davis, as county clerk, is engaging her personal prejudices by refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. That she claims her bigotry is religiously based is immaterial to whether or not she has to do her job.

Florida Marriage Equality Is Still in Jeopardy

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

After a lot of confusion, the picture's finally clearing up in Florida. And it's looking pretty good: last week US District Judge Robert Hinkle issued a ruling that basically boils down to two important points: his injunction doesn't require the state's clerks to issue marriage licenses, but the U.S. Constitution does. In other words, marriage will start on January 6th in Florida.

Denver Post Deflects War-on-Christmas Attack

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.19.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In its annual "Friend or Foe of Christmas" campaign, the Liberty Counsel, a right-wing Florida-based organization, is targeting The Denver Post for allegedly banning newspaper carriers from writing "Marry Christmas" on holiday cards that they give to newspaper subscribers.

Why Do Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal and Other GOP Politicians Continue Bowing to Anti-LGBT Extremists?

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

Why do politicians like Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal still think it's OK to speak to groups that vilify the LGBT community with outrageous propaganda and demonizing falsehoods? If racism is anathema to the GOP, why isn't overt anti-LGBT bigotry equally repellent?

Pundit Pledges 'Civil Disobedience' To Stop Gay Marriage, Says Christians Could Soon Be 'Violently Persecuted'

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

Matt Barber has sparked the ire of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates after firing off against same-sex marriage in a REEL...

Rubio To Be Keynote Speaker At Anti-Gay Group's Fundraiser

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is scheduled to serve as the keynote speaker at the "conservative dinner event of the year": the Florida Family Policy Counc...

The LGBT Community Desperately Needs to Confront Anti-Gay Propaganda

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Supreme Court Judge Brought 'Shame On America' By Officiating Gay Wedding, Group Claims

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Ruth Bader Ginsburg made history last week when she became the first U.S. Supreme Court Justice to officiate a same-sex wedding, just two months after...

WATCH: Transgender Student Allegedly Forced To Use Storage Closet For Bathroom

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Clearwater, Fla. technical college is coming under fire after allegedly forcing a transgender nursing student to use a storage closet as her bathroo...

Right-Wing Group To Sue To Protect Kids Who Allegedly Become Gay From Molestation

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Right-wing religious organization Liberty Counsel is threatening to file suit over New Jersey's ban on gay conversion therapy, a bill that Governor Ch...

Gays Are Controlled By 'Lust, Not Reason,' Right-Wing Pundits Claim

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Just days after vowing never to recognize same-sex marriage despite the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings, the Liberty Counsel's Matt Barber continues his ...

WATCH: Christian Radio Host Makes Outrageous Comment About Gay Adoption

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Conservative Christian radio host and Liberty Counsel attorney Matt Barber joined Mathew D. Staver for a segment of the Liberty Counsel Faith & Freedo...

'Christian' Conservative Spokesman Posts Nasty Homophobic Cartoon

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

Matt Barber needs to stop worrying about gays and read his Bible again. Apparently he is so consumed by thinking about the so-called sin of homosexuality that he seems to have forgotten the one about bearing false witness against one's neighbor.

Religious Right Could Win This Election Just By Playing Their Anti-Muslim Card

Rev. Mel White | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Rev. Mel White

While President Obama and Secretary Clinton struggled to put out fires ignited by a crude, anti-Muslim video made in California, just minutes from the White House high-profile "holy terrorists" were stoking those same flames with anti-Muslim rhetoric.

Right-Wing Radio Host Slams ENDA As 'Insanity'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"We had another word for something like this: it's called insanity." That's how Steve Crampton described the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (END...

Andrea Stone

Christian Conservatives Pray Away 'Secular, Socialist' Obama | Andrea Stone | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

WINTER PARK, Fla. -- Hundreds of Christian conservatives convened here Friday for The Awakening, a two-day combination of strategy session, prayer mee...

'War on Christmas' Soldiers Have No Foe

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

The main target of this effort by the religious right is not an enemy looking to eliminate Christmas, as a word or a holiday. The real target is their existing audience of supporters.

Attacks on Obama Administration Policy Shames Christianity

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

Naturally, religious-right groups aren't happy with the Obama administration over this new foreign aid policy, or with Clinton's U.N. speech. Amidst the usual whining about the so-called radical gay agenda, two statements stand out.

Religious Right Figure Doesn't Want U.N. to Stand Against Gay Persecution

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

Sometimes I get frustrated because I feel that I'm not communicating just how hypocritical and hateful some members of the religious right actually are. Then someone like Matt Barber comes along and makes my job so much easier.