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War Dispatches

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The madness never stops, but we can pull back from it on occasion to count our blessings. That is a luxury our brothers and sisters in Sochi and Lagos and Kampala might like to taste.

2013's Best (And Worst) Moments in Film

Jon Eig | Posted 02.18.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

I was trying to come up with a way to avoid the standard list, so here's what I've got for you: 10 things to be thankful for in 2013 movies (plus five things to really bitch and moan about, because, let's face it, that's more fun.)

The Connor Brothers Come Out of the Cult and Into the Art Scene

Susan Michals | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Susan Michals

Los Angeles presents the first solo exhibition of the Connor Brothers, entitled "True Love Stories" where the twins continue their exploration into interpersonal relationships in the digital age.

Eight Films a Week

Jon Eig | Posted 11.19.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

As all six of my Facebook fans know, I wrote a blog recently arguing that American movies suck. Not very controversial. Not a single angry comment. No one defending American film.

Christopher Rosen

Director Explains How To Get 'Honey' From De Niro

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.12.2013 | Entertainment

Luc Besson's new film "The Family" features a third act loaded with gunplay, car chases and one well-placed bundle of dynamite. Just don't call it an ...

Invisible Children: Screaming 'Monster!' While Hanging Out With Bigfoot

Wayne Besen | Posted 06.13.2012 | World
Wayne Besen

To restore its waning credibility, Invisible Children should immediately cut ties with the dictator and the corrupted Fellowship. As long as Invisible Children is linked to human rights violators, its claims to be humanitarian will be suspect.

KONY 2012 Effort a Ministry in Antigay Evangelical Barnabas Group, Reports LGBT Rights Nonprofit

Bruce Wilson | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

Mounting suspicions about the evangelical nature of the Invisible Children nonprofit, which released the blockbuster KONY 2012 viral video hit in early March, have now been confirmed.

The People's Prayer Breakfast

Jeremy John | Posted 04.01.2012 | Religion
Jeremy John

God is waiting, just beyond the veil of our faithless actions, just outside the moment of history, and all it takes is for us to heed God's call to hear the prayers of the poor.

Evangelicals Implicated When Ugandan Gay Rights Activist Was Beaten to Death

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The story of the Ugandan legislation to kill gays for being gay was intertwined with the Family and also with representatives of the wider "respectable" American Evangelical community.

How To Stop The Perfect Storm Of Hate In Uganda

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

I hope you will take five minutes and help save the lives of millions of people who will fall out of protection if Uganda passes the death penalty for the LGBTI community.

Stop the Anti-Gay Purge in Uganda

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wayne Besen

An American fundamentalist group has a strategic choice to make between an influential National Prayer Breakfast each February in Washington, or its Anti-Homosexuality Bill becoming law in Uganda. It cannot have both.

Republicans and "Christians" vs. Gays

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

In the light (or should I say "dark") of the Republican's stand against repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" we need to understand the wider context of the fight that pits human rights against the conservative Christians who have taken over the Republican Party.

Will You be Voting for a Resident of the Secretive C Street House in the 2010 General Election? (Slideshow)

Jeff Sharlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Sharlet

2010-10-26-Screenshot20101026at1.37.56PM.pngHere is my guide to the C Street men up for election.

Junkets For Jesus: Congressmen Spend Taxpayer Money Traveling The Globe To Preach To Dictators

Mother Jones | Jeff Sharlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Adapted from C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy. THE OLDEST AND MOST politically influential Christian conservative organizati...

My Congressman, Bart Stupak, Has Neither a Uterus Nor a Brain

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

Hey, Bart. If you really want to reduce abortions, ask yourself this: Why does godless France, where abortion is nearly free (it's covered by their universal health insurance), have 20% fewer abortions per capita than we do?

Obama's Call for Civility Amid Prayer Breakfast Controversy

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

President Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning, with a plea for civility in our political discourse. He spoke specifically about the response to the recent earthquake in Haiti.

Unmasking The American Prayer Hour

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

The American Prayer Hour, an alternative to the annual National Prayer Breakfast, takes place on the same day and is run by the secretive fundamentalist organization known as The Family. This shadowy group is directly tied to the notorious "Kill the Gays" bill in Uganda.

Would Obama Speak For a KKK Prayer Breakfast?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Would President Obama speak at a prayer breakfast organized by the KKK? Would Jim Wallis and other "progressive" Christians attend? Then what will th...

Help Us Shame "Mainstream" Religion Into an Alternative (Non-Anti-Gay) Prayer Breakfast

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

It is my great honor to be part of Tuesday Feb 2 press conference to announce the formation of The American Prayer Hour. Why am I doing this? Because ...

10 Reasons Why the Stupak-Pitts Amendment Has to Go

Nancy L. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy L. Cohen

Even if some Democrats who voted for the amendment did so because of deep convictions, the main thrust of the measure is to condemn women for being sexually active.

Blue Dog Leader Works With Theocratic "Mafia" Opposed to Health Care Reform

Bruce Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

Those in the powerful, secretive, Washington Christian fundamentalist association known as The Family have led some of the most virulent opposition to health care reform and especially a "public option".

MSNBC's Maddow Show Propels Growing DC "Christian Mafia" Scandal

Bruce Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

The Family is a secretive fundamentalist Washington DC ministry which runs the National Prayer Breakfast and Bible study groups attended by numerous US Senators and Congress members, wields global influence, and celebrates the leadership lessons of Hitler, Lenin, and Mao.

"C Street" and the Military

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

These soldier's appearances on religious programs in uniform isn't just a violation of military regulations, it's a good example of the multiple connections between fundamentalist groups.

Evangelicals Are the New Anti-Americans

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The radical right movement in America is regrouping in the Senate and Congress and working hard to undo the Obama presidency.

Florida's Enigma

Jerry Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jerry Waxman

Senator Bill Nelson's (D-FL) staff surprised the delegates by stating that the Senator likes the public option -- however, they were wondering if they were being told what he thought they wanted to hear.