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.
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.
I am discouraged by the fact that this children's book uses the image of one civil rights victory -- multiracial families like mine and Mildred Loving's that are headed by heterosexual couples -- to tear down families that are perceived as being wrong: families headed by same-sex couples.
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.
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?"
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.
Isn't it arrogant of people to assume you know what God wants for us? Let's be honest, God and his plan is a mystery and maybe all of this is his way of testing us if we truly understand what they are all about.
Mr. Fischer, please, if you want to say that emotion should not play a part in deciding public policy regarding homosexuality and gay marriage, then please stop playing on the public's fear. In case you didn't know, fear is an emotion.