Televangelist Creflo Dollar claims Pokemon causes homosexuality

Pokemon makes you gay? Creflo Dollar, the prosperity gospel preacher who hustles gullible Christians for fun and profit, now claims Pokemon was designed to turn kids gay as part of the so-called “gay agenda.”According to recent reports, Creflo Dollar Ministry has released a “study” claiming that teens of the late 80s and 90s “had their sexuality warped by Ash and his fruity friends,” a reference to Pokemon characters.Dollar claims the close relationship between the Pokemon characters Ash … [Read more...]

Arizona pastor publicly supports death by stoning for homosexuals

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A Christian pastor in Arizona is publicly calling for gays to be stoned to death, and is angry that other pastors are not following God’s command “to kill the gays.”In a recent sermon Pastor David Berzins of Word of Truth Baptist Church condemned all those who would refuse to endorse God’s call to kill the gays. In particular, Berzins was angry with a fellow pastor who had refused to endorse far-right pastor Steven Anderson’s call for death to LGBT people.Bezrin and Anderson both argue th … [Read more...]

Iranian cleric: Father’s fantasies during intercourse causes homosexuality

A father’s sexual fantasies will make his kids gay? A prominent Iranian cleric teaches that men who fantasize about other women while impregnating their wife will cause their children to be homosexual.The Ayatollah Hossein Dehnavi is a television star and celebrity in Iran, where he offers advice on family and sexual matters. The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) regularly airs Dehnavi pontificating on marriage, sex, child rearing, and pregnancy, while many Iranians line up and p … [Read more...]

Intolerant Pope Francis Rejects Gay Ambassador from France

A not so liberal Pope Francis rejects the new French ambassador to the Vatican because he is gay, despite his previous positive rhetoric concerning LGBT people.Multiple media reports indicate Pope Francis has personally rejected the nomination of ambassadorial candidate Laurent Stefanini as new French ambassador to the Vatican because Stefanini is gay.Stefanini is a highly respected French diplomat and a close aide to French President Francois Hollande. The fact that the French diplomat i … [Read more...]

Obama honors Leelah Alcorn, backs ban on LGBT conversion therapy

Justice for Leelah: President Barack Obama defends LGBT youth by supporting a ban on conversion therapy, the despicable attempt to force a child or young adult to reverse their sexual orientation or gender identity, often to satisfy the religious superstition and bigotry of ignorant parents.Late last year transgender teen Leelah Alcorn committed suicide after years of abuse and rejection from strict Christian parents, parents who forced Leelah to attend conversion therapy. In the process … [Read more...]

Ayaan Hirsi Ali advocates for Muslim LGBT at American Atheists Convention

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Giving voice to the voiceless: Ayaan Hirsi Ali makes a passionate plea for LGBT people faced with discrimination, abuse and death in the Muslim world.Ayaan Hirsi Ali was the keynote speaker at the American Atheists Convention this weekend, and she used her platform to offer an eloquent plea on behalf of LGBT people living in Muslim dominated countries, while also pointing out the obvious truth that Islam is a greater global threat than Christianity in the current geopolitical … [Read more...]

Anti-gay bigotry pays off for Indiana pizzeria: $700k and counting

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Conservative Christians are rewarding an anti-gay Indiana pizzeria forced to close after publicly declaring they would not cater to same-sex weddings because of their “sincerely held religious beliefs.”Over $700,000 has been raised for Memories Pizza, located in the 2,200-person town of Walkerton, about 20 miles southwest of South Bend. The pizzeria took center stage in a firestorm of controversy surrounding Indiana’s anti-gay Religious Freedom Restoration Act.Kevin O'Connor and his daugh … [Read more...]

Kentucky: Same-sex marriage ban is fair because it applies to straights and gays

Absurd sophistry: Defending a ban on same-sex marriage, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear argues the ban is not discriminatory because it applies to everyone, prohibiting both gay and straight people from marrying people of the same sex.In a brief filed with the Supreme Court on March 27, lawyers for Governor Beshear declared: Kentucky’s marriage laws treat homosexuals and heterosexuals the same and are facially neutral. Men and women, whether heterosexual or homosexual, are free to marry p … [Read more...]