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GOP Rep Thinks U.S. Foreign Policy Focuses Too Much On Abortion, LGBT Rights

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) said in a radio interview last week that U.S. foreign policy under President Barack Obama focuses too much on abortion and L...

How to Build a Better Murderer

Domenick Scudera | Posted 08.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

What are homophobes to do when their anti-gay rhetoric loses its power? They try a new tactic: God may do nothing, but the gays will hurt you directly! Unprovoked, gays will lash out! Gays are walking time bombs! Gays are murderers! Beware the killer gay!

Sending Harvey Milk Throughout the Planet

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

As marginalized people, we are pushing the boundaries unwilling any longer to accept the repressive status quo. In coalition with other disenfranchised groups and allies, we are refusing to buckle under and to assimilate into a corrupt system.

Pundit Believes Bakery's Gay Discrimination Case Has Holocaust Implications

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.09.2014 | Gay Voices

No stranger to eyebrow-raising declarations, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins compared a Colorado court's anti-gay discrimination ruling...

Is Megyn Kelly Homophobia's Best Ally at Fox?

Equality Matters | Posted 05.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Equality Matters

Megyn Kelly was supposed to be a harbinger of Fox News' "gay rights revolution," but she's used her primetime spot to enable some of the country's most extreme anti-LGBT activists.

Freedom of Religion in the Workplace

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

We're already seeing the beginning of the end: Those people who rail about their right to say offensive things about lesbians and gays are becoming increasingly embarrassing to the party.

The Gay Community Is Fighting Godzilla With a Slinky Toy

Alvin McEwen | Posted 07.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

A good army doesn't fight each other. They zero in on the enemy who is keeping them outside the gate. And right now, the lgbt community isn't acting like the good army we need to be.

Conservatives Fume Over Rand Paul's Abortion Comments

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) may have alienated some of his socially conservative supporters this week after he sounded surprisingly ambivalent on the issue...

Whining About Google Bus Protests Get Us Nowhere

David Paul | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics
David Paul

Protest -- whether about income inequality, bank lending practices, gentrification, LGBT rights, Black Power, immigrant rights, the wearing of animal fur, the list goes on -- is deeply rooted in Bay area culture and history.

Tony Perkins Hints At Potential Senate Bid

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, suggested Wednesday that he may run for David Vitter's Senate seat should the Republican senat...

Gay Rights Will Make Humans Extinct, Right Wing Pundit Claims

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins has certainly made his share of eyebrow-raising remarks about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgende...

Why Does Jesus Have to Be Such a Lousy Role Model?

Derek Penwell | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Derek Penwell

So, Jesus is exactly the wrong guy to appeal to as the inspiration for a 21st century version of the personal morality police. And it's kind of sad, really. For a large segment of Christianity, Jesus' lack of moralistic rigor cannot but appear embarrassing.

Rep. Fleming: NDAA Religious Freedom Language Not a 'Touchdown' -- New Talking Points Needed

Chris Rodda | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Back in June, when the House passed its first version of the FY14 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the anti-gay crowd was doing a victory dance over the fact that the House version of the bill included Rep. John Fleming's (R-LA) so-called "religious freedom" amendment.

The 'Real Feel': Why I Love Being Out in the Community

Tony Perkins | Posted 02.04.2014 | DC
Tony Perkins

We live in a region that is blessed with such diversity; there are people of so many different races, creeds, and colors. But they all share one thing in common: they truly want better for their community.

The END(A) Of Anti-Gay Religious Rhetoric In Politics

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) As a law extending workplace protection to gay, bisexual and transgender workers makes its way through the Senate this week, there’...

Values Voter Summit: Has GOP Homophobia Been Shoved Into the Closet?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Since its inception in 2006, the Values Voter Summit, sponsored by the Family Research Council, has never failed to deliver when it comes to anti-LGBT bile hurled during prime-time events by Republican presidential contenders. But this year's conference seemed a bit different.

Religious Right Will Cheer Tea Party Extremism at Values Voter Summit

Peter Montgomery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Montgomery

The Values Voter Summit makes clear how completely the Religious Right's leaders are working to merge their activists' anti-abortion and anti-gay zeal with the anti-government extremism of the Tea Party. Actually, it goes beyond that.

Clueless in Gay America

Lew Whittington | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Lew Whittington

After the Supreme Court's rulings on DOMA and Prop 8 last week, the anti-gay crusaders made their grave pronouncements about 'God's law' and 'founding fathers' and the 'sanctity of marriage' on the Sunday talk shows.

Fear of 'Bigot' Label a Cynical Dodge by Marriage Equality Opponents

Alvin McEwen | Posted 09.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

They have expressed in supposedly sad tones that they merely believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, and that it is unfair that their "simple and innocent" belief would have them labeled "bigots." It's a game many of them play to distract us from a real issue.

Congressman Who Fell for Onion Story Still Hasn't Learned to Check His Facts

Chris Rodda | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Chris Rodda

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.

Bad Government, Bad Religion And Tony Perkins

Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy

Someone shared with me a fundraising letter in which Tony Perkins, the head of the Family Research Council, claimed, "not only did Jesus tolerate weapons, he instructed His disciples to buy them!" Given the devastating consequences of gun violence, Perkins should be ashamed of himself.

An Abominable Abomination

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 06.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

I've found one case in which the use of the word "abomination" is entirely appropriate. It describes a level of bigotry, hatred and ignorance that stands apart. I'm talking about the Family Research Council, and it's also an abomination when CNN and MSNBC give them a platform.

Top Social Conservative Urges Followers Not To Donate To GOP Over Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins ratcheted up the pressure on Republicans on Thursday, emailing supporters to encourage them to starve t...

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...

Did Walmart Officials Meet With Anti-Gay Organization? Source Says Yes (UPDATE)

Posted 02.08.2013 | Gay Voices

Walmart has a checkered history when it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. Now new claims made by Family Research Council (FRC) P...