I got to watch the son of Fred Phelps officiate the wedding of two lesbians.

It was a great weekend.  Those who have met Nate Phelps know he’s a pretty swell guy, the kind of guy you’d want performing the wedding ceremony for two of the nicest people you’ve ever met.  That’s exactly what Michaelyn and I got to watch this weekend. This is the bridge over the Missouri river [Read More...]

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Wordsmith of the day: Ed Brayton on the Liberty Counsel asking Alabama to defy the Supreme Court.

The Liberty Counsel has asked the Alabama Supreme Court to reiterate that it will defy the Supreme Court’s forthcoming ruling on same-sex marriage (assuming the SCOTUS rules in favor of equality, if the SCOTUS rules the way Roy Moore wants then you can bet your ass off that ruling, just like the Hobby Lobby ruling, [Read More...]

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Huckabee: Gay marriage will result in Christianity being criminalized.

Ol’ Huckabee is at it again: In an interview with Decision, Huckabee repeated his warning that marriage equality will lead to the “criminalization of Christianity,” saying, “When you elevate a lifestyle to the status of a civil right, I don’t think a lot of believers fully understand or comprehend that once it’s risen to that [Read More...]

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Roy Moore: Gay marriage will literally cause the destruction of the United States.

In an interview with the Christian News Service Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore said that same-sex marriage will literally destroy the country: “I think there’s an attempt to destroy the institution of marriage and I think it will cause, literally cause the destruction of our country or lead to the destruction of our country [Read More...]

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Boy forced to sleep with his mother to cure his gayness.

There’s apparently a part of India where gay people are forced to have sex with relatives (or relatives forcibly have sex with them) in order to “cure” them of their gayness: ‘Corrective rapes’ are carried out n order to attempt to ‘cure’ a gay or lesbian person of their sexuality. The practice is reported by the [Read More...]

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Valedictorian told he couldn’t speak at graduation because he planned to come out as gay.

A Colorado high school student, Evan Young, was the valedictorian of his class and wanted to come out as gay in his graduation speech at the Twin Peaks Charter Academy High School.  The school refused to let him: A Colorado charter school refused to let a class valedictorian deliver a graduation speech in which he [Read More...]

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New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau might not be happy with Gov. Jindal’s anti-gay executive order.

Louisiana was considering one of those “religious freedom” bills, y’know the kind that pissed everybody off at Indiana so much that even Arkansas wanted no piece of that.  The bill died in committee by a 10-2 vote, but Bobby Jindal wasn’t prepared to let it die.  Jindal then issued an executive order that reiterated most of [Read More...]

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Republican governor of North Carolina will veto anti-gay bill, cites adherence to the Constitution.

I rag on the Republicans because, well, they do a lot of stupid things.  But I must give credit where it’s due.  First, though, I have to rag on North Carolina Republicans for this bullshit: Back in February when the North Carolina state Senate passed an anti-gay marriage bill to “protect” magistrates from having to [Read More...]

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Rubio: Marriage equality poses a real and present danger to Christianity.

Sen. Marco Rubio says that equality laws and the march of marriage equality poses a “real and present danger” to Christianity: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio took a decidedly conservative turn on same-sex marriage in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network this week, warning that “there’s a real and present danger” that gay marriage proponents [Read More...]

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Vatican official says successful gay marriage vote in Ireland is a “defeat for humanity.”

Last week Ireland voted to legalize gay marriage (by something like 62% of the votes cast).  Sadly, I was traveling and dealing with perishing relatives, so I didn’t blog it.  But I can sure blog the Vatican’s reaction: A senior Vatican official has denounced the referendum result in Ireland as a “defeat for humanity” after [Read More...]

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