Catholic school rescinds invite to speaker defending gay marriage.

Back in February Providence College, a Catholic school, invited hyper-friendly philosopher John Corvino to speak about gay marriage.  The date of September 26th was set and everybody was happy.  Fast forward to a week ago when the school contacted Dr. Corvino again, this time to ask how he’d feel about debating a representative from the [Read More...]

State of Michigan claims the right to regulate sexual relationships.

A man is challenging the gay marriage ban in the state of Michigan.  So the state has responded…with this: “One of the paramount purposes of marriage in Michigan — and at least 37 other states that define marriage as a union between a man and a woman — is, and has always been, to regulate [Read More...]

Christian radio host: go to gay marriages to tell couples to die.

Spending a life with the person you love is a great avenue to happiness.  It doesn’t pick anybody else’s pocket or prevent anybody else from being married in the way they want, it only creates happiness.  Kevin Swanson knows just what to do with people who pursue happiness in a way he does not approve [Read More...]

Russian lawmakers attempting to take children away from gay parents.

Just…wow. Lawmaker Alexei Zhuravlyov has proposed a bill that will would deny gay parents custody over their own children. If passed it would make “non traditional sexual orientation” a basis for the deprivation of parental rights. It places same-sex sexual orientation in the same category as alcohol and drug abuse. And if you gather in protest [Read More...]

Klingenshmitt: ENDA will force Christians into bankruptcy.

Gordon Klingenschmitt is saying that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in New Mexico will force Christians into bankruptcy. After urging Christian photographers to add the line “worthy of death” to photos they take of same-sex weddings, Dr. “Chaps” Gordon Klingenschmitt emailed members of his Pray In Jesus Name Project today warning that Christians may face unemployment [Read More...]

To Sandy Rios the Syria offensive is a handy excuse to complain about gays.

Sandy Rios thinks we’re doomed in Syria because we repealed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.  She can’t really complain that it hurt our military recruiting, because it didn’t (though it’s Sandy Rios, so I doubt she’d be too dissuaded by that fact).  Instead, she just complains that gay people suck at being soldiers.  Oh, and women [Read More...]

Liz Cheney doesn’t have enough empathy for family

Steven here… Often when a conservative politician has a family member come out as gay, they tend to soften their rhetoric or do a 180 on their civil rights position. While I don’t think this should be a necessary condition for persuading them to treat others well, it’s often sufficient motivation. That said, Liz Cheney [Read More...]

Australia has some rad politicians too!

Ok, so we can’t have the same appreciation of having scientific genius present in our government as Italy, but maybe would could have some politicians who aren’t so afraid of losing the vote of religious fundamentalists that they’ll shoot them down in a ball of flame like Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd: Added Rudd: “Sit [Read More...]

Bakery that denied service to lesbian couple is closing its shop.

Earlier this year a bakery in Oregon refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple citing their religious beliefs.  You can understand the outrage that ensued, and on Saturday they closed their shop saying they would be moving the bakery to an in-home business. But they left a sign on the door: “This [Read More...]

Rest assured, Steve Lonegan is a man.

The other day I wrote about Newark mayor and senate hopeful Cory Booker fighting homophobia as a political figure.  The Republican opposing Booker, Steve Lonegan, wants everybody to know that he is most certainly a man who likes man things. “It’s kind of weird. As a guy, I personally like being a guy,” Lonegan said. [Read More...]


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