Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is not my favorite person and, personally, he’s opposed to same-sex marriage. But at least he has the integrity to understand that we are a nation of laws, and we don’t get to pick and choose which ones we follow: Gov. Steve Beshear told Casey County Clerk Casey Davis on Thursday [Read More…]
So there’s a bakery in Oregon that refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding and was fined $135,000. It turns out though that the fine was a result of tormenting the couple after the fact: The anti-LGBT owners of an Oregon bakery were not fined for refusing to sell a wedding cake to [Read More…]
Franklin Graham is sure that god is so mad that we’re not officially discriminating in Jesus’ name enough that he’s going to strike the White House with lightning (because coming down and making his will known in an irrefutable manner would just be silly): Franklin, the son of the famed evangelicist Billy Graham, wrote Tuesday [Read More…]
Viral video: KY county clerk thinks it’s her “right as a Christian” to deny a marriage license to gay couple.
A gay couple in Rowan County, Kentucky wanted to get a marriage license only to encounter a clerk who feels it’s her right as a Christian to refuse them: If a government official tells you not to record what’s transpiring it’s a pretty good bet it’s because they know they’re doing something they’re not supposed [Read More…]
Douglas Wilson is the pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho and a faculty member at New St. Andrew’s College. He’s also not a racist – that is, if you take his word for it. But he’s a bit of a racist if you look at the rest of his words: Wilson’s most controversial work [Read More…]
The South Carolina senate was all set to discuss how to react to the removal of the confederate flag from the statehouse when Republican State Senator Lee Bright, who surely thought SCOTUS was spot on with its Hobby Lobby ruling, decided to rail against judicial tyranny and gay marriage. You can hear his voice crack [Read More…]
National guard captain/chaplain says he would burn another soldier’s LGBT flag regardless of who authorized it.
I was recently sent this screen cap from the facebook page of Michael Maccabee Collins, an army national guardsman captain/chaplain: A military leader encouraging the destruction of subordinate soldiers’ property? Jesus… Now, ordinarily I’d black out the name of the person saying these things. However, this man is supposed to be invested in his troops’ comfort and well-being, [Read More…]
Holy crap the news is boooooooooring today. But I guess that’s a good thing. If there’s little catching my eye that means people largely stopped fucking with one another for a whole weekend. You go, humanity. Anyway, you know how gobs of Christians swore up and down on Jesus and every bible in print that [Read More…]
While it’s now the law of the land that civil marriages must permit same-sex couples, it’s up to each individual church what to do with religious marriages (as it should be). The Episcopal Church is getting ahead of the game and is now allowing their clergy to perform same-sex weddings: Just days after the landmark [Read More…]
By now you’ve all heard that the Girl Scouts of America received a $100,000 donation with the stipulation that it not be used to empower transgender girls. The GSA returned the donation. Good on them. What you may not have heard is that afterward the donations came pouring in. The GSA has made the $100,000 [Read More…]