Mike Huckabee to Rep. Todd Akin: Rapes Have Created Amazing People!

Another right-wing politician has put his foot in his mouth to seemingly defend Rep. Todd Akin‘s atrocious comments about “legitimate rape.” The LA Times reports that Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee had the following words of wisdom to share: “Ethel Waters, for example, was the result of a forcible rape,” Huckabee said of the late American gospel [Read More...]

Family Research Council Guard Shot in Washington, D.C.

At the headquarters of the anti-gay Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., a security guard was shot in the arm Wednesday morning by a man posing as an intern. According to media reports of the incident, the shooter walked into the lobby of the building and was confronted by the guard. He opened fire on the [Read More...]

Paul Ryan: ‘Our Rights Come From Nature and God, Not from Government’

Mitt Romney‘s pick for VP has wasted no time in appealing to religious conservatives. Vice-presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan had some bold things to say in his acceptance speech Saturday about where exactly we Americans get our rights: “Our rights come from nature and God, not from government. That’s who we are. That’s how we built [Read More...]

Anti-Gay Group: At Least Slave Marriages Are Heterosexual, Right?

It seems this image has been circulating online as a darkly funny reminder that “Biblical marriage,” the oft-cited excuse for a conservative Christian’s opposition to marriage equality, is actually more complicated and controversial than we like to think. But when Jennifer Thieme, a blogger for the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage’s Ruth Institute, saw the [Read More...]

French Catholics to Pray Against Marriage Equality, Gay Adoption, Euthanasia

In 1638, France’s King Louis XIII decreed that all churches would pray on August 15th for the good of the country. In 2012, all French Catholic churches will pray on August 15th — against marriage equality, adoption rights for gay couples, and euthanasia reform. It’s no coincidence that these are all goals of the country’s [Read More...]