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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Texas Republican would kill his own bill before letting it go through with anti-gay attachments.

The title of the Houston Chronicle’s article reads, “Anti-same-sex marriage bill resurrected as amendment to county measure.”  The crux of the story is that a Democratic state senator in Texas, Eddie Lucio, attached a rider to an uncontroversial bill essentially saying Texas could ignore a SCOTUS ruling in favor of marriage equality.  The rider also [Read More...]

Huckabee: we must follow Supreme Being, not Supreme Court, on gay marriage.

These people just cannot seem to get it: your religion is not above the law.  Being religious doesn’t make you above the law whether you’re a racist or Josh Duggar.  Sometimes that’s what winds up happening (see Josh Duggar), but that’s a glitch, not the program. This notion that Christians are above our nation is [Read More...]

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...]

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...]