Jesus the Enabler

I recently came upon this in a post from RightWingWatch:On "The 700 Club" today, Pat Robertson praised a man who banned his gay grandson from bringing a "friend" to Thanksgiving dinner because "there's a real good chance that he might come out of that so-called lifestyle" as long as the family does not condone his behavior. Fielding a question from a grandfather who had told his grandson that "the presence of his sex partners would not be welcome in our home," especially on Thanksgiving, R … [Read more...]


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Rand Paul: If Gay People Don’t Want to Be Discriminated Against, They Should Keep Their Gayness at Home

Rand Paul spoke with college students in Iowa last week. LA Times political writer Seema Mehta, who is following the Paul campaign, reports that the Kentucky Libertarian Republican Senator and GOP presidential candidate just said that it's OK to fire LGBT people because they can just go to work elsewhere.. . .Paul also told students that gay people shouldn't be openly gay if they want to keep their jobs, according to [tweets by] TIME Correspondent Phil Elliott: Asked about an … [Read more...]


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That Jewish-Baker-Swastika-Cake Analogy Is Backwards

I recently came upon this quote by blogger Amethyst Marie: "What I'm really sick of is the "Would you expect a black caterer to work a KKK event?" or "Would you expect a Jewish baker to make a swastika cake?" rhetoric. First of all, you shouldn't have to be black or Jewish to find the KKK or neo-Nazis offensive. Second, WTF is up with this analogy? When have LGBT ever banded together to terrorize, imprison, torture, lynch, or commit genocide against Christians? If anything, the analogy should … [Read more...]


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Dear Adam: Being Gay Is Not Just about Sex

There's a comic going around titled "If you're gay, I want you to know that I don't hate you," by comic artist Adam Ford. In it the author explains that everyone sins, and sexual sin of any sort keeps people from God, and actually he loves gay people and doesn't hate them at all and that's why he's telling them this. I'm not going to go through the whole thing (it's lengthy), but I do want to touch on a few points.We'll call the character on the left Adam, because that's the name of the … [Read more...]


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“Some Responsibility”: Evangelicals’ Shifting LGBT Rhetoric

In a recent Christianity Today article, O. Alan Noble wrote the following of Christians who have supported the Obergefell decision: Many supported the court ruling because for so long our culture has harbored contempt, disgust, and hatred for people who deviate from heterosexuality. This is a tragic and inexcusable legacy for which the evangelical church bears some responsibility. When you can get bullied or killed for being gay, it matters when people are willing to come alongside you. Do you … [Read more...]


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Minnesota Senator Forgets Lesbians Exist

Have you seen this?While nondiscrimination ordinances are spotty and don't apply to the entire country and adoption laws in many states still need to catch up with the recent Supreme Court ruling, the major LGBT rights issue after marriage equality is actually shaping up to be "bathroom bills." Take a look at this, for instance: In a lengthy interview on Thursday, Sen. Warren Limmer, Rep. Abigail Whelan, and AM 980 KKMS radio host Paul Ridgeway explained why the trio are pushing for a bill … [Read more...]


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The Truth about the Sweet Cakes Bakery Gag Order

I wrote yesterday about Sweet Cakes by Melissa, the Oregon bakery ordered to pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple to whom they refused service. One thing I didn't touch on, however, was the so-called "gag order," which was also included in the final order issued by the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI). Here is how Todd Starnes wrote about it in an opinion piece for Fox News:On Friday the state ordered owners Aaron and Melissa Klein to pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple … [Read more...]


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