If you think the leader of the Boy Scouts of America wants to lift the anti-gay ban to stop discrimination, you’re wrong.

I’m seeing a lot of people reacting positively to Robert M. Gates saying he wanted to lift the ban on gay scout leaders in the BSA, but I’m not sure they’ve read exactly what he said: Speaking at the Boy Scouts’ annual national meeting in Atlanta, Mr. Gates said cascading events — including potential employment [Read More…]

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Reverend thinks gayness is an abomination (when not cruising for dudes on Grindr).

Reverend Matthew Makala thinks homosexuality is a sin akin to lying, alcohol abuse, etc. In November 2014, a fellow Midland man of God, Pastor Dan Dickerson, wrote an op-ed titled A Stand For The Truth which reads in part: “A sexual attraction to the same sex is a sinful temptation to be resisted and overcome by God’s [Read More…]

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Jeb Bush: Tolerance requires us to permit intolerance.

Jeb Bush did an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network this weekend and talked about what we needed in order to have a tolerant country.  Amazingly (not really) it’s to allow intolerance if it’s done for religious reasons. Speaking with host David Brody, the former Florida governor said, “It’s not just that people of faith [Read More…]

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Rios: Gayness “a factor” in the Amtrak crash.

Sandy Rios heard that the engineer on the train was a gay rights supporter (and might have been gay himself).  That was all she needed to hear: “Now I am not saying, I am not inferring to those of you that are gay rights activists and like to monitor this show, I’m not inferring that [Read More…]

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Limbaugh: Christians on the decline because they’re being bullied by gay people.

Pew recently released data confirming that Christianity is on a massive decline while the religiously unaffiliated are in the ascent at about the same clip, resulting in there being more religiously unaffiliated Americans than Catholics.  Rush Limbaugh believes he has the explanation for this.  It’s not that religions tend to have arbitrary, un-fun rules.  No. [Read More…]

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Google releases pro-equality ad in Ireland.

With the vote to legalize same-sex marriage in Ireland coming in the next week Google has decided to throw in on the side of equality: [Read more…]

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Anti-gay Republican caught cheating on his wife with a college freshman.

John Diehl, perhaps the highest ranking Republican in Missouri (and a married man with three children), has been having a fling with a college freshman: The Speaker of the House in Missouri, and arguably the most influential Republican in the state, John Diehl, was caught sexting with a 19-year-old college freshman who was participating in the Missouri [Read More…]

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Eureka Springs, Arkansas votes overwhelmingly to keep LGBT protections.

In February Arkansas passed a bill that would prohibit municipalities in the state from adopting anti-discrimination ordinances that protected LGBT citizens.  Small government at work, right? But before they could manage it the state’s holdout of LGBT Arkansans called an emergency session to pass exactly such a measure, setting the stage for a legal challenge [Read More…]

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Texas Senate passes a bill guaranteeing clergy rights they already had.

Remember, the GOP is the party that hates wasting government resources like, say, time.  So one can only wonder why they are taking the time to pass this measure: The Texas Senate voted overwhelmingly on Monday to allow clergy members to refuse performing marriages that violate their religious beliefs, as top Republicans move to further [Read More…]

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They’re invited to the party, and they’ll attend eventually (and claim they started the party).

Saw this on facebook and had to share: [Read more…]

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