If We Take Down The Confederate Flag, We Must Also Ban the “Gay Reich” Rainbow One, Says Bryan Fischer

You’ve no doubt heard the current debate about the morality of flying the Confederate flag in the United States, particularly the one on the State House grounds in South Carolina, the state in which Dylann Roof murdered nine people at a historic Black church last week.

As communities mourn those whose lives were taken in Charleston and now tackle the matter of a historically oppressive flag during tragic circumstances, American Family Association pundit Bryan Fischer has the audacity to declare that the rainbow flag is also a symbol of “slavery and oppression” and that it, too, should be taken down.

Here’s the video, courtesy of Right Wing Watch:



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Judge Tosses California Lawyer’s Ballot Initiative Calling For Mass Execution of All Gays

Remember that guy in California who filed a ballot initiative (that came to be known as the “Sodomite Suppression Act“) requesting the mass execution of all gay people?

For only $200, Orange County lawyer Matthew McLaughlin filed a ballot initiative back in March with the following instructions:

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Catholic Church Sends Warning Letter to Australian Businesses Supporting Marriage Equality, and No One Cares

Earlier this month, more than 150 Australian businesses voiced their support for marriage equality in full-page newspaper ads:

Contrary to what American Christian small business owners might have you believe, marriage equality isn’t just a decent ethical move; it’s a smart business decision.

That’s what the Catholic Church’s response in recent days is just a joke:

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Oklahoma Legislators Are Furious That Students Can’t Pray at Athletic Events, Even Though They Can

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA), which sanctions high school sports in the state, has an obligation to follow the law — as you would expect.

More than two decades ago, the OSSAA Board of Directors approved a policy that basically said they’ll abide by the Supreme Court decision in Lee v. Weisman (1992), which said public schools couldn’t sponsor prayers over the public address system at sporting events.

Simple enough. They didn’t even have to approve such a policy (since it was law), but they did.

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Flint (Michigan) City Council Said Yes to Prayers at Meetings, and the Very First One Was Illegal

The last time we talked about the Flint, Michigan City Council, officials there were considering spreading Scientology in order to save the city. Not their fault. Someone made a proposal, so they were obligated to hear it even if they didn’t act on it.

On Monday night, though, the bad ideas were entirely their own.

Their attorney, Peter Bade, told them they were allowed to have invocations at meeting provided that (1) they didn’t say the prayers themselves and (2) that anyone who wanted to could deliver them. That’s all true, even if we don’t like it.

So what did the council do with that information?

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