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The Marriage Cases: A Lose-Lose Situation For the Right

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Keegan

There is a school of thought that a broad victory for marriage equality at the Supreme Court would galvanize the opposition and end up being a setback for the gay rights movement. I disagree. The side that can't afford to win or to lose at the Supreme Court this week is the anti-gay right.

At CPAC, The Marriage Fight Is Over

BuzzFeed | Chris Geidner | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

Opponents of gay rights spoke to a nearly empty room, while supporters had a standing room-only crowd. “We cannot be at war with America on issues o...

FRC Fellow: Gay Parents Shouldn't Be Protected From Parental Kidnappings

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.11.2013 | Gay Voices

A senior fellow for the conservative lobbying group the Family Research Council (FRC) has suggested that gay parents should not be legally protected a...

Chuck Hagel Confirmation May Incur God's Wrath, Group Claims

Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

A conservative Christian lobbying group has claimed that the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense may incur God's judgment. Hagel w...

What Will Kerry Do About Christian Persecution in China?

Ken Blackwell | Posted 04.23.2013 | World
Ken Blackwell

With the single exception of granting asylum to the blind Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, the Obama administration's record on Christian persecution in China has been one largely of indifference.

Jennifer Bendery

Conservative Groups Push False Information Ahead Of VAWA Vote | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With possibly hours left until the Senate votes to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, conservative groups are ramping up their ...

Lila Shapiro

Boy Scouts Gay Ban Controversy Highlights Growing Tug-Of-War Between Right And Left | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.09.2013 | Gay Voices

When the Boy Scouts of America announced this week that it was delaying a decision to end a ban on openly gay troops and leaders, some noted that the ...

Conservative Group Warns Of 'Real Abuse'

Salon | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

The socially conservative Family Research Council asked supporters to help it oppose the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act because, th...

DOJ Uses Family Research Council Shooting In Gun Control Debate

Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Ryan J. Reilly

WASHINGTON -- The top federal prosecutor in D.C. said in a statement on Wednesday that the politically-motivated shooting of a security guard at the F...

Shooter Wanted To 'Smother Chick-fil-A Sandwiches In Their Faces'

Posted 02.06.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Floyd Lee Corkins has pled guilty to charges stemming from the August 15 shooting of a security guard at the Family Research Council's ...

My Years as a Boy Scout and the 'Values' of Scouting

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Davis Schneiderman

I can still tie a clove hitch, but unless BSA enshrines non-discrimination as a "value" of scouting as a start to a large discussion about the place of scouting in the 21st century, I can't be proud of much else for all my years with Akela.

Wave That Magic Wand!

Domenick Scudera | Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

We have truly entered a new era. Prior to the inauguration, the National Organization for Marriage and the Family Research Council condemned any strides forward by the gay community, but now they have waved a magic wand to make our struggles disappear! It is so nice of them!

Anti-Gay Groups Criticize Obama's Inauguration Speech Supporting LGBT Equality

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.22.2013 | Gay Voices

In the wake of President Barack Obama's precedent-setting call for LGBT equality Monday, anti-gay groups have been quick to dismiss the administration...

Politician Claims President Plans To Use Doctors To Gather Intel On Gun Owners

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics

A nutty conspiracy theory involving doctors gathering intelligence on gun-owning patients in advance of a mass gun-confiscation plan has cropped up ag...

Laura Bassett

Leading Christian Conservative Group Sued For Sexual Harassment | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

The former director of women’s and reproductive health at the Family Research Council, a prominent Christian conservative advocacy group, is suing t...

Right Wing Pundit Defends Boy Scouts' 'Morally Straight' Anti-Gay Policy

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 12.17.2012 | Gay Voices

The president of a conservative Christian organization is speaking out in support of the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy, saying the group's c...

Group Dumps UPS For Severing Boy Scouts Funding In Wake Of Anti-Gay Controversy

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

UPS's decision to sever corporate donations to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in protest of the scouting organization's anti-gay stance pleased a num...

Traveling the Path to Parenthood

John Ireland | Posted 01.16.2013 | Gay Voices
John Ireland

I had pulled to the curb and could barely see the road though the water welling in my eyes. I felt as if I had just heard from the future... from one of the children that would never be mine.

Terrorism Charge For Christian Lobbying Group Shooting Suspect

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 12.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A Virginia man accused of shooting a security guard inside the headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group was indicted on a...

Jaweed Kaleem

Changing Focus: Right-Wing Group Focus On The Family Aims To Broaden Goals | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.25.2012 | Religion

Focus on the Family, the former evangelical powerhouse of the Religious Right that was known for its vitriolic campaigns against gay rights, same-sex ...

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.

Where Does the GOP Stand on Gay Bashing?

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

Where does the party of Lincoln stand in 2012 on vilifying the LGBT community?

Elise Foley

Time To Move On From Todd Akin Controversy, Social Conservatives Say | Elise Foley | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It has been a little less than a month since Senate candidate and Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) was condemned by his party for saying women can...

The Conservative Christian Ideology Of Right Wing Organization Might Surprise Its Guest Speakers

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.13.2012 | Religion

Since 2006, the Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C., hosted by the controversial Family Research Council, has been an important meet-and-greet fo...

Tony Perkins Says Enthusiasm Growing For Romney, Predicts Record Turnout

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 09.13.2012 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said Wednesday (Sept. 12) that conservative Christians are growing more enthusiastic a...