BREAKING: Obama will issue executive order to protect LGBT workers.

Hat tip to Zack Ford for breaking this one: The White House announced Monday that President Obama will issue an executive order requiring that all companies who contract with the federal government must not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The order, expected to be finalized in the coming weeks, is [Read More...]

Pastor John MacArthur: you must alienate gay kids and turn them over to Satan.

A California pastor has said on his show that the answer to gay children is to ostracize them and “hand them over to Satan.”  Here’s the video:   Pastor John MacArthur, host of the Grace to You show, has a solution for the whole gay…thing. Parents struggling to reconcile their faith-based bigotry with the news [Read More...]

NA LCS open thread.

For those who play League of Legends (and watch the pros) here’s a thread to chat today. The only game that shouldn’t be an all-out romp today is the first game between TSM and C9.  C9 hasn’t been on top of their game, but I think they’ll come back strong.  TSM just looks lost.  Everybody [Read More...]

Rick Perry compares homosexuality to alcoholism.

For bonus points he even conflates lifestyle with disorder: The Texas Republican Party this month adopted a platform supporting access to “reparative therapy” for gays and lesbians, a widely discredited process intended to change sexual orientation. In response to an audience question about it Wednesday night, Perry said he did not know whether the therapy [Read More...]

Researcher of most popular “Gays can’t form stable relationships” study recants.

This is actually pretty big.  Brad Wilcox was one of the researchers behind the Regnerus study, the most frequently cited bit of “research” on how LGBT people don’t for stable relationships or raise well-adjusted kids.  Now, even he has to admit that’s all bullshit. Buried in a National Catholic Register report on the biannual meeting [Read More...]

Oklahoma politician says cities should be able to decide whether or not to kill gay people.

Last post for the day, gang.  Michaelyn heading back home has put me in a crappy mood that only video games can solve. Scott Esk is running for Congress in Oklahoma and believes that cities should be able to decide on an individual basis if they want to stone people to death for being gay. [Read More...]

Watch Mat Staver squirm while testifying in defense of turn-away-the-gays legislation.

Mat Staver of the Liberty Counsel found himself before Congress today trying to convince members of the House that discrimination is ok if you do it for religious reasons. Testifying before a House committee today about supposed threats to religious freedom in the U.S., Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver struggled to defend his support for allowing [Read More...]

New Jersey gay conversion practitioners may be liable for damaging their patients.

Kudos to Zack Ford for staying on top of this situation. There is a group called JONAH which claims it can turn gay men straight.  I’ve met other people in my time who made this claim, but they were women saying they could turn gay men straight via boobs, and I don’t think they were [Read More...]

Worst translators ever.

The other day I made a facebook status which read: I dislike hearing religious people arguing over gay rights by debating what god really said about gay people, as if we should deny gay people rights if the bible really said we should. No, if the bible really says gay people are worthy of death [Read More...]

Texas GOP endorses gay conversion therapy.

Go on, Texas GOP.  Give Democrats running in national elections all kinds of ammunition. According to a draft of the new platform obtained by the San Antonio Express-News/Houston Chronicle, that language is gone. It still, however, contains a section criticizing homosexuality: Homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable alternative lifestyle, in public policy, nor should family be redefined [Read More...]