Members of a North Carolina church kidnapped a man and tried to beat homosexual demons out of him.

Oh, you find other men attractive?  That’s way worse than kidnapping a person and beating their ass: Five members of a controversial North Carolina church were indicted this week on charges that they kidnapped and assaulted a fellow member because he had been possessed by “homosexual demons.” On Monday, a Rutherford County grand jury indicted [Read More...]

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Air Force secretary supports lifting transgender ban.

Good on her: Now that the U.S. military has opened more jobs to women and allowed gay men and lesbians to serve openly, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James says the ban on transgender troops is likely to be reassessed and should be lifted. “Times change,” she told Capital Download, saying the policy “is likely [Read More...]

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Another pastor says “dirty faggots” need to be put to death. The bible says so.

“They’re an abomination to god.  I love that part of the bible.”  And the congregation amens and laughs at the thought of murder.  They are what makes this man frightening. His name is Pastor Donnie Romero of Stedfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Christians like him will assert that LGBT people are more depressed, implying it’s because [Read More...]

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Despite massive Christian protests, LGBT protections passed in Plano, TX!

Despite much protest, including protest from the state’s attorney general and various Republican lawmakers, the city of Plano has passed a non-discrimination ordinance that includes LGBT: Monday night, the Plano, Texas City Council voted 5-3 to approve an expansion of the city’s Equal Rights Policy, adding protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, among [Read More...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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