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The year in homophobia: Ten of the worst anti-LGBT stories of 2013

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch
Saturday, December 28, 2013

By all accounts, 2013 was a banner year for the gay rights movement: The Supreme Court struck down the worst part of the Defense of Marriage Act, nine new states legalized marriage equality, polls showed Americans backing gay rights in ever-growing numbers, anti-gay crusader Ken Cuccinelli was defeated in his bid to become Virginia’s governor, the Boy Scouts loosened their discriminatory policies, and the “ex-gay” movement began to self-destruct.

But although it’s become an annual tradition to declare the end of the Religious Right, we have seen that equality opponents are only ratcheting up their rhetoric in the face of new challenges and fights next year.

Here we take a look back at some of the worst anti-gay rhetoric and activism of 2013.

10. Class Action Lawsuit Against Homosexuality?

Tea Party Unity founder Rick Scarborough wants to put homosexuality on trial … literally. Scarborough, a right-wing Texas pastor with close ties to Republicans including Ted Cruz and Rick Perry, said during a Tea Party Unity conference call with anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera that he hopes there will be a “ class action lawsuit ” brought against homosexuality much like the one brought against tobacco companies.

Such language is nothing new from Scarborough, who has also called AIDS a divine punishment for homosexuality and regularly rants against “sodomites.”

9. Pat Robertson Lives In Fear Of AIDS Rings

While televangelist Pat Robertson usually isn’t one to shy away from his own vitriolic anti-gay statements, this year there was one deranged and bigoted view that he tried desperately to cover up. After we caught Robertson telling his 700 Club co-host that gay people wear special rings that they use to deliberately infect others with HIV/AIDS, his Christian Broadcasting Network edited the comments out of the version of the show posted online and temporarily got YouTube to remove our video clip of Robertson’s remarks.

Ultimately, CBN lost its fight to censor its own leader, and Robertson continued to spew homophobic rhetoric. For example, he talked about how he wanted to vomit at the sight of gay couples, offered horrendous advice on how to treat gay friends and family members, and promoted even more anti-gay conspiracy theories. In spite of it all, Robertson insists that he is “not anti-gay”…since gay people don’t exist.

8. Virginia GOP Nominates Anti-Gay Ticket, Gets Soundly Defeated

The Virginia GOP’s far-right ticket went down in defeat in November, despite Ken Cuccinelli and E.W. Jackson’s best attempts to hide their anti-gay records. As Virginia’s attorney general, Cuccinelli led an all-out crusade to block LGBT partnership benefits and anti-discrimination policies; he then tried to spin his homophobic rhetoric once his views became increasingly unpopular. His running mate, Jackson, even blatantly lied in an attempt to deny his past anti-gay comments, including his claims that homosexuality is a sickness and that gay rights will lead to divine punishment of the U.S. military.

7. Always Playing The Victim

When the Senate approved the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) last month, Religious Right activists baselessly argued that the legislation would punish religious businesses, protect pedophiles, “represent the return of Jim Crow laws,” incite a revolution and lead to “bankruptcy, starvation, even death.” American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer warned that this persecution had become such an epidemic that “homosexual mobs” were now assaulting Christians while crying “Homo-Akbar!

Conservatives also created a martyr out of an Air Force sergeant who claimed he was disciplined and reassigned for opposing marriage equality. An investigation deemed his story baseless: it turned out the sergeant himself actually requested to be reassigned.

6. Dangerous Transphobic Smear Campaign

As part of its campaign to repeal a California law protecting transgender students, the Pacific Justice Institute fabricated a case of sexual harassment by a transgender girl in a Colorado school. The student who was targeted by the PJI hoax was placed on suicide watch as a result of the baseless smear campaign, but that didn’t stop right-wing activists from citing the case as reason to oppose protections for transgender kids. Gordon Klingenschmitt even accused the transgender student of “visual rape” and demonic possession:

5. Boy Scouts Move Revives Gay-Pedophilia Myth

Before the Boy Scouts of America even decided to lift its ban on openly gay youth (a resolution that passed with over 60 percent support), anti-gay Religious Right activists were claiming that any revisions to the organization’s longstanding ban on openly gay members would encourage sexual abuse and aid sexual predators. Several activists even linked the BSA’s new policy to Satan and the End Times, while others compared gay rights advocates to terroristsserial killers and cannibals. The head of the Southern Baptist Convention even suggested that openly gay scouts could trigger a nuclear attack by North Korea.

Alan Keyes worried that gay scouts would bully their peers until they succumbed to their “sexual advances” and warned of increased rates of drug abuse and gang violence, while John Stemberger — who this year launched an anti-gay alternative to the BSA — feared the change would not only “create a wave of boy-on-boy sexual abuse.” Stemberger was also upset that young people think “it’s hip, it’s edgy to be gay and so they’re all saying they’re gay.”

Republican politicians also criticized the policy shift: Gov. Rick Perry likened gay rights foes to opponents of slavery; Rep. Louie Gohmert suggested the policy change would lead to child abuse; Rep. Steve Palazzo warned it would bring about the end of America and former Sen. Rick Santorum said it would “murder” scouting.

4. Ex-Gay Movement Gets Even More Desperate

As a growing number of states work to curb harmful and discredited ex-gay therapy for minors, “ex-gay” activists are trying to regroup…despite the closure of a major ex-gay ministry and the defection of the movement’s poster boy. Washington D.C.’s “Ex-Gay Pride Month” rally, which supporters hoped would draw “thousands” of ex-gays, was a complete disaster, and “Ex-Gay Awareness Month” fared no better.

Ex-gay activists even demanded that Will Portman, the openly gay son of Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), be placed into ex-gay therapy and become an ex-gay role model. But the ex-gay movement did offer us at least one of the most disturbing books and strangest science experiments of the year.

3. Blaming Gay People For Natural Disasters

In the perennial tradition of blaming everything bad that happens on gay people, we learned in 2013 that gay rights caused everything from tornadoes to forest fires and floods… including Noah’s Flood. After Minnesota legalized same-sex marriage, one radio talk show host even confidently predicted that the state would face economic and weather-related punishment.

Self-proclaimed prophet Cindy Jacobs, who linked the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell to freak bird deaths, feared that the Supreme Court marriage rulings would lead to divine wrath in the form of natural disasters:

2. Religious Right’s Global Reach

Facing a losing battle at home, anti-gay groups are increasingly looking abroad to defend existing anti-gay laws and push for even more extreme measures. Just days after Russia’s parliament passed its infamous ban on “gay propaganda,” the National Organization for Marriage’s Brian Brown traveled to Moscow to testify in favor of a new ban on the adoption of Russian orphans by same-sex couples and even single people who live in countries that allow for marriage equality. Brown did so at the invitation of the World Congress of Families, a group that allies with nearly every major Religious Right group in the United States, which is planning to hold its annual conference in Moscow next year.

Brown tried to keep his Russian visit quiet – until we found out about it – but plenty of his fellow Religious Right activists have not been so shy in their public embrace of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s anti-gay crackdown.

American anti-gay activists were also active in pushing anti-gay policies throughout Eastern Europethe Caribbean and Uganda, which just passed its draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Massachusetts-based pastor Scott Lively helped craft Uganda’s extreme legislation. He also had a hand in Russia’s “gay propaganda” law, which he called “one of the proudest achievements of my career.”

1. Religious Right Explodes Over SCOTUS

Perhaps nothing ignited right-wing fury this year as much as the Supreme Court’s decisions on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. As soon as the high court struck down a key part of DOMA and declined to revive Prop 8, activists started warning that it is only a matter of time before God destroys America (and the world) or the country collapses on its own. One ex-gay leader reacted to the decisions by claiming that Justices Kennedy and Kagan and President Obama are all secretly gay.

Republican elected officials also reacted with sometimes unhinged fury. Rep. Tim Huelskamp accused the justices of attacking Jesus Christ and claimed the DOMA opinion would have caused them to flunk out of law school. Rep. Louie Gohmert chided the justices for their “ignorance,” while claiming that homosexuality undermines the theory of evolution.

The two rulings led to fears that gay marriage would lead to anti-Christian persecution, second class citizenship for Christians, a ban on opposite-sex unions and mass murder, and also prompted calls for secessioncivil disobedience, civil war and revolution.

Bryan Fischer Bonus

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer, who stands of a class of his own for his near-daily ranting against LGBT people. This year, the Focal Point host added to his anti-gay repertoire by charging that gay people not only led Nazi Germany but also are bringing Nazism to America with a Jim Crow-style campaign of “ethnic cleansing” against Christians.

Not surprisingly, Fischer praised India’s Supreme Court ruling outlawing gay sex and fawned over Russian president Vladimir Putin for his anti-gay policies. Fischer declared that Hillary Clinton may be “the first lesbian president”; blamed gay people for the 2008 financial crisis; said that NBA teams should not sign openly gay player Jason Collins because he would be “eyeballing” his teammates; and warned that the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell would lead to the reinstatement of the draft.

Fischer did get a surprise lesson in heterosexual privilege this year, although it doesn’t seem that he learned anything from it:

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97 more reader comments:

  1. every time I take a Pat Robinson the shit will not flush

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:11pm
  2. Why don’t we do “10 BEST LGBTQ stories of the year” Let’s focus on the positive not the negative

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:12pm
  3. Agreed.

    Replied on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:27pm
  4. Exactly!

    Replied on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:53pm
  5. THANK YOU! I was about to comment with the same sentiment. Seeing all these negative stories really doesn't support any causes usually, they just rile people up.

    Replied on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:29pm
  6. i agree

    Replied on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 12:24am
  7. Because things won't get better if we just keep our heads in the sand and ignore the negative.

    Replied on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 1:57am
  8. Someone in Mexico did this :) (But it's all in Spanish, of course :P) http://www.sopitas.com/site/270833-eventos-que-cambiaron-el-panorama-lgbttti-del-2013/

    Replied on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 5:24am
  9. I think we should choose to focus on the victories! Progress is coming! Equality is happening.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:12pm
  10. I do have to admit the AIDS ring made me laugh hysterically when I first heard the story

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:14pm
  11. so many idiots……….

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:15pm
  12. I have seen some positive lists out there…I think it is also appropriate to remember what work we still have ahead too though.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:16pm
  13. fuck that shit. I am not spending time reading about anti gays or homophobia. no one is afraid of anything they are assholes. I don’t have time in my short time on this planet to worry about assholes. What about the actor that came out of the closet? What about the students at a catholic school that protested in support of there terminated principal? What about all the good things those I have time for.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:17pm
  14. can I say this guy from the DUMBASS OF TNN old fuck please die please die so we can see you are SATAN himself

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:24pm
  15. If wouldn’t be a good year if pat Robertson didn’t open his mouth and spew ignorance and hate.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:26pm
  16. i realy hate this man hes so full of shit

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:27pm
  17. Yes, why wallow in the negative. The part of our community that only thinks of themselves don’t care. The ones that do are actively trying to make changes, so they have taken the time to know this information! I think especially the young LGBT community who struggle with bullying and identity, need to see our society in the more positive way. We can’t walk away from the bad stuff, but we can counteract it with lots of the great things! :-)

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:27pm
  18. He a fucking bigot anyways!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:28pm
  19. Lol!! These crazy people are hilarious! Who cares what they say…equality has already begun

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:29pm
  20. I LOVE THE GAY RIGHTS MOVEMENT

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:29pm
  21. They took Phil off but yet keep this fool on tv.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:30pm
  22. Or the 10 worst religious haters of 0013, Actually 10 would be way to easy to name off.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:31pm
  23. But i do laugh my ass off at the ridiculous stories/videos from these freaking wackos …

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:32pm
  24. Lol these people are crazy! I don’t get their feelings. They are so wrong!!!!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:33pm
  25. Why yall looking at the worst? Like for real, yall acten like some bitch that just keeps bring old shit up. Yeah they did wrong but can no one in this fucking world think bigger than themeslves and how someone “wronged” them? you should be looking at the best of this year not worse. talking about hate just spreads hate.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:35pm
  26. Don’t oversimplify this Kelly Golden! We are going backwards in many areas of the world. Terrible things are happening in Russia, India etc. as I said before, while we can’t ignore this…. We need to keep a positive outlook for our community. No offence intended. Mimi

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:36pm
  27. Pat Robertson makes me want to stick something in his mouth!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:38pm
  28. I couldn’t read all of the stories. People who write/say stuff like that really piss me off and disgust me. *shivers*

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:40pm
  29. These people are fucking crazy. Let the homosexuals be and let them live in happiness LIKE ME:D

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:42pm
  30. come on you old bigoted bastard die already

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:43pm
  31. LOL…who is he? 2014 is a new year!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:44pm
  32. Absolutely horrible that some people In 2013 still can have these sort of views on homosexuality… Yuck

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:44pm
  33. je suis d’accord!!! pensons positif!!!!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:46pm
  34. I will be so glad when some of these die off!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:46pm
  35. Please lets let the negative flow right on by. Why waste positive energy on these sad, sick people???? The mean & nasty things posted here,bring us down to these narrow minded peoples level.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:46pm
  36. It’s funny that all these have one thing in common: an unfounded belief in something regardless of the facts and no, I’m not just talking about their religions alone. Their belief that gays, bis and trans* are “EEEEEVIL!” and nothing will shake that for them. No amount of facts, data or personal stories will make them belief differently and that’s just the sad part. It’s been what? Almost two years since homosexuality was finally removed officially from the lists of mental disorders yet these cooks are still touting it as one on occasion. It’s disingenuous. That’s all it comes down to. So while there’s ten stories, there’s one root cause and it’s sheer idiocy.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:49pm
  37. @ Sheldon Bang – your comment! —Why yall looking at the worst? Like for real, yall acten like some bitch that just keeps bring old shit up. Yeah they did wrong but can no one in this fucking world think bigger than themeslves and how someone “wronged” them? you should be looking at the best of this year not worse. talking about hate just spreads hate. 1. hmmm acting like some bitch that just brings up old shit! Talk about a bigoted stamens towards woman! 2. The way you state your case is done in a very hateful manner. Wow. Creep

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:51pm
  38. Pat thinks he knows about god and Jesus but he doesn’t

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 7:52pm
  39. What do you expect from the religious right?

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:01pm
  40. they area all crazzzzzyyyyy!!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:04pm
  41. If you think this list represents the worst anti-LGBT stories of 2013, you are very blind.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:06pm
  42. His generation will never understand!!!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:09pm
  43. http://teespring.com/loveisloveshirt Please show your support for equality! Purchase a t-shirt or a warm hoodie and the profits will go to help pay for my girl’s college fees (we are way behind paying them…) and the other half will be donated to pro-equality campaigns! Please show your support for a good cause! Together we stand undefeated. Thank you.. so so much.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:10pm
  44. not worth my time…

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:13pm
  45. she is ugly & should be removed from anything public..watta pos .

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:14pm
  46. Can we do pro/con stories in balance to both enlighten and inform?

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:21pm
  47. Who’s surprised that it’s all religiously inspired hate?

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:33pm
  48. There’s a level of acceptance of one another, love of one another, humanity, etc., that we, as a species are slowly adopting. Unfortunately, this process is very slow, but,, progress IS being made. We WILL get there (eventually). At some point, people will accept each other as people, it DOES get better.

    That being said, it’s INFURIATING that it isn’t all figured out yet. It’s ducking 2013, this shit should’ve stopped DECADES ago. There is bullying in schools, there is anti-LGBTQ attitude in too many places (though, anti-LGBTQ attitude, or any other close minded ignorance, ANYWHERE, AT ALL is too many places…) it’s heartbreaking & infuriating. Why can’t we all just love/accept/be nice to each other?! It’s SOOOOOO much easier than this ignorant garbage.

    And, fuck, why can’t the people who are so against acceptance, take their frustrations out by doing charity work? (They will most likely have emotional reactions to the inevitable evolution of humanity) when I get bullied in school, I make jewelry which I sell to raise money for charity. It always makes me feel better, about…everything. The ignorant people who don’t accept people that are different, will need good karma points anyway, no?

    And for the people being bullied, I also suggest charity work, it’ll make you feel better. <3 Don’t let people get you down. Love & accept yourselves.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:35pm
  49. You can’t change haters! They stand behind religion which is the ultimate evil! At any rate, I’ll teach my daughter to fight back. She’s gay and she will never be a victim!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:39pm
  50. Did I already say I hate the year-in-review filler?

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:48pm
  51. Why are a lot of LGBTQ people so concerned with what other people say or think about them? It’s like every time someone makes a anti-gay comment, they are deemed a bad person. Not everyone is going to like the shoes you wear, will that keep you from wearing them? Probably not right. Now I’m proud of being a lesbian, but I also don’t need that label. I rather be remembered as a descent human being than a gay person any day of the week. How about we stop trying to make everyone like the LGBTQ community and show them that we’re just normal people. Perception is everything, and we’re starting to come off as really pushy.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:50pm
  52. The reason the holocaust happened is because one person convinced a whole country that Jews needed to be controlled! Whenever fools speak like this it is our duty to say Fuck You!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:59pm
  53. Nut job is Pat Robertson

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 9:01pm
  54. bigot old man shut the fuck up

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 9:12pm
  55. This old fart needs to die already.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 9:14pm
  56. Forget the bigots! Enjoy life to the fullest.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 9:36pm
  57. To bad we have men who say they are men of God can be such miserable human beings with hatred in their hearts

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 9:36pm
  58. monster

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 9:37pm
  59. The assumption that a book represents the word of god is the problem — written in a dead language, re-interpreted more times than anyone can count for anyone to be able to point to any passage and say with any certainty that is what the original writer intended. AND the bible never said that God hates. Period.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 9:39pm
  60. I honestly don’t care what all of these backwards conservative and religious people have to say because it’s all a bunch of bull. Plus they are all people of dying generation. The new generation as far as I can see is a lot more informed and understanding. So let these idiots spew their hatred because now it’s our turn to make this world a better place

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 9:57pm
  61. Is there anyone who is taken that senile fool serious? Lock that troll up! Case closed!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10:13pm
  62. He is a fool and why should we care what he said, I think he should go home and s————–up and he don’t understand Bible.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10:22pm
  63. he needs a nice nursing home with no bible and no phone he he mean bastard

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10:27pm
  64. Ewes such vile people

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10:41pm
  65. Why is LGBTQ focusing on the negative sides…the world is progressing slowly..so FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE VICTORIES…

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10:46pm
  66. I agree!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10:52pm
  67. Thanks for the compilation.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 11:09pm
  68. I agree that it is a bit more beneficial to recognize the successes that have been reached in 2013 however it is always amusing to be reminded of the stupidity of some.

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 11:32pm
  69. Makes me want to watch Gay porn !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 11:58pm
  70. He. Needs GOD !!!! The real one !!!! The GOP that loves all people

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 12:11am
  71. May i ask where are 10 bbest lgbtq stories of 2013?

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 12:24am
  72. Do all ten involve Russia or Pat Robertson? Yes/Yes?

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 12:39am
  73. I think it’s important to view the negatives AND the positives.

    At the very least, it’s nice to laugh at how the anti-gay camp is continuing to grasp at straws, as they become nothing but a sad group of extremists that nobody takes seriously.

    Would’ve been nicer to combine the negative and positive; it would’ve exaggerated the progress we have made, while also exaggerating how absolutely psychotic these anti-gay groups are!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 12:56am
  74. pat tops the list

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 1:04am
  75. Can’t believe he still has a show!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 1:09am
  76. ….enough foul wind from this demented sphincter!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 1:28am
  77. I will not read this, because I would like to keep focus on the positives, not the negatives :)

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 1:36am
  78. None of this was as bad as what happened to Kaitlyn Hunt. :(

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 1:59am
  79. I pissed myself laughing “Homo-Akbar!”

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 2:28am
  80. I really can’t stand the sight of Pat Robertson!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 2:50am
  81. Lambda Legal should sue to have the “Christian” Broadcasting Network’s tax-exempt status removed, and they should sue Robertson for defamation of character.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 3:39am
  82. I have to Hide this post because I can’t standt he sight of that imbecile.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 3:45am
  83. 2014 will be a FABULOUS year…I just feel it!!!!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 4:08am
  84. Ugh

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:14am
  85. You know I hope my gays get married in 2014

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:51am
  86. More sorry

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:51am
  87. Please don’t put the picture of the enemy on my page.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:02am
  88. Why are we giving these horrific stories more ink? There have been wonderful LGBTQ victories in 2013; I’d much prefer to read about those.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:23am
  89. shut your pie hole Robertson! you shribbled up old prune!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:53am
  90. Thank you for sharing this. Religion is in general far more tolerant in Europe. Nelson Mandela left a legacy that needs to be continued.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:05am
  91. I’m sure there is one Ashley!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 11:45am
  92. Pat Robertson should step down at let some young H8er take his place !~

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 11:46am
  93. …ignore the ignorant… Peace and love, everyone!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 1:44pm
  94. This man is an ass!!!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 3:25pm
  95. I didn’t use to care about these crazy religious fanatics then they started imposing their beliefs on society, a society that is not in goose step with them. So I have lost my tolerance, compassion toward them and I say now they must no longer have special status. Tax them, they engage in the pulpit politics of hate and divisiveness tax them out of existence, jail them for treason show them the intolerance and hate they have visited upon people condemned through their fears and hate! “God, protect me from your followers!”

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 3:53pm
  96. I have to say, the crazy prophet lady made me laugh.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 4:42pm
  97. Keep in mind…ALL these were in the name of the Lord. Anyone running down to their local church for solace?

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:03pm