GAY RIGHTS: Little Rock passes civil rights ordinance that protects LGBT, despite state laws.

Despite a recent state law which forbids municipalities in Arkansas from passing civil rights ordinances that protect LGBT citizens, the Little Rock city council convened last night to overwhelmingly pass such a measure: The Little Rock City Board dispensed with debate tonight and went straight to a vote on its ordinance to extend civil rights [Read More...]

FAITH & GAY RIGHTS: Two North Carolina Churches vandalized with pro-equality messages. This is wrong.

I saw an article in my special twitter feed yesterday about two North Carolina churches that were defaced with pro-gay rights messages: Officials at Bales Memorial Wesleyan Church in Jamestown arrived last Saturday to find the church sign broken and pelted with eggs and silly string. Some of the church windows had been smashed, flowers [Read More...]

FAITH & GAY RIGHTS: Matt Barber: Gay marriage is rooted in fraud and child rape.

I saw this positively vile tweet from Matt Barber in my special twitter feed this weekend: Apparently “because they love each other” is too unbelievable an explanation for why two people would want to get married.  He’ll believe a guy rose from the dead and walked on water, that a god killed every person on [Read More...]

GAY RIGHTS: Man burns his neighbors gay pride flag, says it was just a prank.

How the hell did I miss this? Cameron Mayfield, 23, is accused of stealing the flag from the home of a neighborhood gay couple at the beginning of March and now faces felony charges of arson aggravated by a hate crime. Police received a call from the women who identified Mayfield and, while investigating, found [Read More...]

FAITH & GAY RIGHTS: Michigan mechanic says he won’t serve gay people, wonders why people are upset.

Brian Klawiter owns Dieseltec shop in Grandville, Michigan, and this last week he made an announcement on his company’s facebook page that he would turn away LGBT customers: “I am a Christian. My company will be run in a way that reflects that. Dishonesty, thievery, immoral behavior, etc. will not be welcomed,” he said. “I [Read More...]

GAY RIGHTS: Family values in Ireland.

On May 22nd Ireland will vote on whether or not to legalize gay marriage.  This commercial calls on LGBT people and allies to bring their family to the polls: My parents are LGBT rights activists.  I could not be more proud of them for that.  My brother came out, much later than you’d expect someone [Read More...]

GAY RIGHTS: Indiana has hired a PR firm to rebuild the state’s image.

After trying to make it legal for Christian businesses to discriminate against LGBT clientele went, to put it lightly, poorly, the state has hired a PR firm to help rebuild its image: The state of Indiana has hired a global public relations firm to help rebuild its image in the wake of national criticism that [Read More...]

GAY RIGHTS & FAITH: Ohio lawmaker wants his state to be the next to lose a lawsuit.

In Ohio certain people are allowed to sanctify a marriage.  These include many government officials: Ohio’s existing law allows anyone registered with the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office as a “minister” to sanctify a marriage, along with mayors and municipal and probate judges. With a pending federal case likely to bring equality to the Buckeye [Read More...]

GAY RIGHTS: A monument to love.

A while back a story went viral of a gay man from Mountain Home, Arkansas who took his own life.  Afterward his childhood church refused to hold his service and some members even called to cancel the reception at the local fire station.  The man was James Stone, who I knew in High School.  There [Read More...]

GAY RIGHTS & FAITH: Anti-gay crowd must be running out of arguments…

Man, there were some pretty loopy things said today.  Let’s start with the Liberty Counsel.  Even though same-sex marriage has been the law of the land in Florida since January 6th, and even though Judge Hinckle clarified his ruling as applying to the whole state, the Liberty Counsel has filed three briefs seeking to prohibit [Read More...]