Oklahoma lawmakers consider getting rid of marriage entirely to keep the gays out.

The GOP is all about marriage: it’s necessary for society!  It’s what separates us from tyrannical nations of years past.  Without marriage the nation will crumble. Unless, of course, it looks like people the GOP doesn’t think should be allowed to marry might get a slice of the pie.  Then, in order to keep the [Read More...]

Nigerian woman boots out gay cat.

Lots of news coming out of Nigeria today.  Ah well…it takes the focus off of Arkansas.  The gay panic is so severe in Nigeria that a woman is kicking her cat out of the house for being gay. A Nigerian woman is making some eyebrow-raising headlines after reportedly disowning her cat for “an unnatural sexual [Read More...]

Jon Stewart previews the homophobic Olympics.

I don’t think the US has a shot this year… [Read more...]

Uganda’s president blocks anti-gay bill.

Well here’s a pleasant surprise: Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has refused to approve a controversial bill to toughen punishments for homosexuals. He has written to the parliamentary speaker criticising her for passing it in December without a quorum. Homosexuals were “abnormal” or were so for “mercenary reasons” and could be “rescued”, a local paper quotes [Read More...]

Trailer: God Loves Uganda.

Since the passage of a bill which promises harsh penalties (life in prison) for homosexuality and anybody who aids and abets homosexuals, Uganda has become a nightmare for LGBT people.  This nightmare exists, quite simply, because Christianity is getting its way. I just saw this trailer for a documentary by Roger Ross Williams called God [Read More...]

Ex-gay activist: America isn’t free because homosexuality isn’t criminalized.

If you’re arguing that America isn’t free because you’re not allowed to throw your enemies in jail, you probably have pretty shit definitions of “freedom” and “equality”. Ex-gay activist D.L. Foster appeared on Linda Harvey’s radio show over the weekend where he declared that the United States is no longer the “land of the free” [Read More...]

Glenn Beck: 65 years from now gay activists will be arresting Christians.

The paranoia train is going off the rails with Glenn Beck as of yesterday. Right Wing Watch also goes ham on Beck’s assertion that nobody today would echo the sentiment that homosexuality is a criminal offense: Maybe Beck ought to take a look around our archives featuring post after post of contemporary Religious Right leaders [Read More...]

Oklahoma citizens learn that the will of the majority doesn’t usurp inalienable rights.

Judge Terrence Kern just handed down a pretty tough cheese to swallow for the state of Oklahoma: their ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional.  And Kern didn’t do this with language that could be called coddling.  Speaking of the plaintiffs, Kern said: “The Bishop couple has been in a loving, committed relationships for many years,” [Read More...]

Another Catholic school fires a great teacher because he wants to get married.

Brian Panetta was, until recently, the music teacher at Sandusky Central Catholic School in Ohio.  In his five years there he “vastly expanded the entire music program, with the school’s band expanding from 18 to 50 members.”  The school just fired him because he’s in love with a man and not a woman, which apparently [Read More...]

Arkansas Tech needs to disavow comments by homophobic teacher.

A teacher at Arkansas Tech, Wayne Helmer, recently penned an editorial in Prism, the journal of the American Society for Engineering Education.  In the piece Helmer insists that diversity should not include the LGBT.  The kindest thing I can say about it is that it’s factually errant.  Click here to see the excerpt I got [Read More...]