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Trump And The So-Called 'Values Voters'

Brian Tashman | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Brian Tashman

It's almost as if the Religious Right cares more about gaining political power than defending Christian teachings.

The Problem With Religion's Biased God

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 08.22.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

Every time there is a natural disaster I hold my breath, waiting for religious people to give their theological opinions - which in the long run are really no more than political ideology dressed in theological garb.

A Very Ironic Thing Happened To A Man Who Blames Gay People For Disasters

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.18.2016 | Queer Voices

A home owned by the head of a “family” group that has claimed that the LGBT community could bring about human extinction has been nearly destroyed...

Why Melania Trump's Nude Photos Matter

David Toussaint | Posted 08.08.2016 | Queer Voices
David Toussaint

Last week I witnessed countless people, mostly straight men and women, express anger over the released nude photos of Melania Trump. They were outrage...

'Family' Group Leader Isn't Happy About Harvey Milk's Navy Honor

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.01.2016 | Queer Voices

The U.S. Navy’s plans to name a new oil tanker after Harvey Milk isn’t sitting too well with the Family Research Council (FRC). FRC President Ton...

Anti-LGBTQ Activists Are Beginning To Realize 'We Don't Win Anymore'

Steve Sanders | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Steve Sanders

The convention thus highlighted an important political and social trend: the religious right's decades-long culture war against LGBTQ people has finally lost its power and relevance, even with much of the Republican base.

GOP, Hate Group Advocating Abusive Anti-Gay 'Therapy' In Party Platform

Alvin McEwen | Posted 07.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

As many of you know by now, the GOP platform is a huge mess of homophobic nonsensical junk marshaled in by Family Research Council president Tony Perk...

Ted Cruz Hopes To Save Presidential Campaign With Attacks On LGBT People

Brian Tashman | Posted 05.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Brian Tashman

Last month, Ted Cruz delivered a warning to the Republican Jewish Coalition: If the GOP nominates Donald Trump for president, the general election wil...

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....

Michele Bachmann Claims There's Violence In Israel Because Jesus Is 'Coming Soon'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics

Former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has an urgent message for Christians everywhere: convert as many people as possible, especially Jews, because J...

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.

Do Boy Scouts Need Protection From LGBT Leaders?

Matt Baume | Posted 07.29.2016 | 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.

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.

Megyn Kelly Thinks Obama's Comments About Christians Are Doing 'Real Damage' To The Country

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 04.08.2015 | Media

Megyn Kelly is not taking President Barack Obama's recent comments about Christians lightly. During an Easter prayer breakfast on Tuesday, Obama to...

Homophobia Hiding in Plain Sight

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Anyone who didn't see the homophobia at CPAC -- and the organizing around it that still animates much of the conservative movement, and is bowed to by the GOP -- must have been wearing blinders.

One Man's Pastry Is Another Man's Poison

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

However foolish, corrupt, or hypocritical, you are free to pray as you like so long as you leave me out of it. Alas, godly zealots of every stripe reject that bargain. So we battle on.

Hilarious: Army Veteran Debunks Conservative "Sharia Law" Claims

Brian Stone | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Brian Stone

In case you hadn't heard, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins has joined the chorus of conservatives claiming that my hometown, Dearborn, M...

Midterms 2014: An Extremely Brief Autopsy

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The electorate that votes in midterm elections is older and whiter and looks more like the viewership of The O'Reilly Factor than anything that accurately reflects the true racial and ethnic diversity of this country.

House Speaker Tilles, Please Leave My Marriage Alone

Annie L. Scholl | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Annie L. Scholl

I got married last Friday night. Our plan was to go to CVS to pick up prescriptions for my future mother-in-law, but instead we decided to go to the Register of Deeds office in Greensboro, N.C., to get hitched.

A Tent Too Large: the Republican Party and Anti-LGBT Bigotry

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

RNC Chair Reince Priebus yesterday said something predictable and something startling in response to the Supreme Court's refusal to overturn court decisions clearing the way for same-sex marriage.

Michelangelo Signorile

Family Group President Doubles Down On Claim Of Link Between Homosexuality And Pedophilia

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

At the Values Voters Summit over the weekend, Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, had two words for LGBT and progressive groups wh...

Igor Bobic

Gay Marriage Finds Scant Mention Among Republicans At Values Voter Summit

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The need to preserve "traditional" marriage was on the minds of many at the opening day of Values Voter Summit, an annual gathering of r...

Remembering Berry Berenson Perkins, a Victim of 9/11

Carole Mallory | Posted 11.11.2014 | New York
Carole Mallory

Berry Berenson Perkins was the personification of unconditional love. On 9/11 after the towers fell, I was driving to a meeting to be with my sober family when my cell phone rang.

Smithsonian 'Ignores The Destructive Side Of Homosexuality' With New Exhibitions, Pundit Claims

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

Tony Perkins isn't pleased by the Smithsonian Institution's recent addition of "Will and Grace" memorabilia as well as other historical documents rele...