In the process of doing the whole “homosexuality is wicked” song and dance on his Revival Today broadcast Pastor Jonathan Shuttlesworth took a moment to blame Robin Williams’ suicide on lack of Jesus: “When you see Robin Williams hang himself, that lets you know that no matter how much success you have, it is not [Read More...]
For those of you who don’t follow professional gaming, here’s how it works in League of Legends (the most popular game in the world and the most-watched esport in competitive gaming). During each off season two teams from the Challenger series (think of this as the minor leagues) get the chance to play into the [Read More...]
James Dobson has written a long diatribe in Focus on the Family’s most recent newsletter insisting that same-sex marriage will result in the destruction of Christianity, ultimately comparing the effort to secure equal rights for LGBT people to, you guessed it, the Nazis. This Court decision is not about same-sex marriage, except only tangentially. Many [Read More...]
KY clerk who sued the state and lost is defying federal judge’s injunction: still refusing to issue marriage licenses.
So Kim Davis, the County Clerk for Rowan County, KY (who has been married four times), doesn’t want to issue marriage licenses to gay people even though it’s her job to do so. The governor told her to do her job and she said it was her right as a Christian not to do it [Read More...]
If you’re unfamiliar with the ongoing case of Jay Hoskins, the gay man fighting Texas to get his deceased husband’s death certificate amended to acknowledge their marriage, you can read here for the whole story. The short of it is that the state fought back, ignored a court order, lost another lawsuit, and Texas AG [Read More...]
South Carolina AG ordered to pay over $135,000 in attorney fees to couple who sued the state over gay marriage ban.
In July of 2014 the 4th Circuit ruled that Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional. The ruling was binding to every state under their jurisdiction, including South Carolina. But South Carolina didn’t want to comply, which led a couple to file suit against the state which they eventually won. Now South Carolina Attorney General Alan [Read More...]
Ken Paxton says he can’t be held in contempt because he only advised a state agency to ignore a court order.
I’ve been covering the case of Jay Hoskins the last week or so. Hoskins is the man who won a court case forcing the state of Texas to amend his husband’s death certificate to acknowledge them as husbands. The state refused so another lawsuit was filed and won – this time with an order for [Read More...]
From the files of “shit I couldn’t make up if I tried,” comes this story: In audio recordings obtained by the Detroit News, State Rep. Todd Courser (R) repeatedly tells aides, “I need a controlled burn” before revelations that he had been having an affair with fellow Tea Partier Rep. Cindy Gamra (R). A now-former [Read More...]
Yesterday I posted about the situation in Texas with Jay Hoskins and his swift legal victory in his fight to get his husband’s death certificate changed to reflect that they were husbands. Even though the state was under order to amend the death certificate they delayed and eventually refused. So Hoskins sued them. Two days [Read More...]
Widowed gay man wins in court: Texas must amend his husband’s death certificate to acknowledge their marriage.
There was a story a while back that went viral: Mountain Home churches refuse funeral for gay man. Not only did this strike home for because I’m from Mountain Home, Arkansas, I also knew the man who died. Not well, mind you. He was a quiet kid. But we took theater together and even went [Read More...]