Pastor invites a fellow Christian to kill himself on account of his gayness.

Hemant has flagged an article about a gay Christian in Australia New Zealand, Jim Marjoram, who wrote a book on being a gay Christian and emailed various congregations about promoting the book.  Needless to say, most congregations simply ignored him.  But one pastor, Logan Robertson of Westcity Bible Baptist Church, wrote Majoram an email expressing [Read More...]

10th Circuit denies Kansas’ request for an en banc hearing about their gay marriage ban.

Kansas really doesn’t want to abide by the numerous rulings striking down the state’s gay marriage ban.  The problem is there’s no realistic way around it.  The can keep filing appeals that are doomed to failure (and cost government time and money, which would outrage Kansans if the Democrats did it), but that’s about it, [Read More...]

BREAKING: 11th Circuit refuses to uphold stay. Same-sex marriage coming to Florida.

The 11th Circuit has denied Florida’s request for an extended stay on Judge Robert Hinkle’s ruling in Florida.  Hinkle wrote of the ban: Write Judge Robert Hinkle: “When observers look back 50 years from now, the arguments supporting Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage, though just as sincerely held, will again seem an obvious pretext for [Read More...]

Arizona pastor: the cure for AIDS is exterminating gay people.

In a sermon titled “AIDS: the Judgement of God” (his misspelling of judgment, not mine), Tempe pastor Steven Anderson says his god of love has the solution for AIDS (a final solution, if you will): In the sermon, which was uploaded to YouTube on Monday from Faithful Word Baptist Church, Pastor Steven Anderson said that God [Read More...]

Finland legalizes marriage equality!

Finland getting with the times: The Finnish Parliament voted on Friday afternoon to allow gender-neutral marriage, 105-92. The vote had been expected to be closer. The gender-neutral marriage bill was seventh on the list of 15 votes. Four MPs out of the 200 MPs were absent on the first vote, concerning a reform of language [Read More...]

Why Republicans appeal marriage equality cases they know they’re going to lose.

This comment from LARK62 made my day.  It captures concisely and specifically why GOP governors/AGs continue to push and appeal to Circuit Courts which have already ruled against other states making the same arguments: It was, is and always will be a way for politicians to pander to right wing voters. And since the appeals [Read More...]

Bryan Fischer is not happy about the decisions in Arkansas and Mississippi.

Bryan Fischer is hungry for discrimination which, in the wake of Arkansas and Mississippi having their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges yesterday, prompted the head of the American Family Association to toss a spectacular word salad. “The federal judiciary has mutated into a gargantuan beast, looming over liberty, freedom and the Constitution itself… [Read More...]

Judge rules Mississippi’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but this one’s not over yet.

Ok, first, the good news: a federal judge has ruled Mississippi’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional.  federal judge has overturned Mississippi’s ban on same-sex marriage, but he is putting his order on hold for two weeks so the state can appeal. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday. State attorneys have already said [Read More...]

BREAKING: Federal judge strikes down Arkansas’ gay marriage ban.

Judge Kristine Baker, an Obama appointee, has ruled that Arkansas’ gay marriage ban violates the Constitution! A federal judge struck down Arkansas’ gay marriage ban on Tuesday, which could pave the way for county clerks to resume issuing licenses. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker ruled in favor of two same-sex couples who had challenged a 2004 [Read More...]

Tuesday conversation: should clerks be exempted from issuing same-sex marriage licenses?

We haven’t had a Tuesday conversation post in a while, so let’s check out this story.  A federal judge has overturned Montana’s gay marriage ban, which means issuing same-sex marriage licenses is now a job expectation for county clerks, just like issuing such licenses to straight couples. But some employees don’t like this: Some employees [Read More...]