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Rick Santorum: Business owners who refuse to serve gays sent to ‘re-education camps’

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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Even though Rick Santorum came under fire during his presidential campaign for appearing on Bryan Fischer’s radio program, the former senator stopped by Fischer’s show again today to promote his film studio’s new movie, “One Generation Away: The Erosion of Religious Liberty.” The movie, which was made in conjunction with ...

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Gary Oldman defends Gibson and Baldwin’s remarks on Jews and gays

| Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Gary Oldman is defending fellow actors Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin from critics of their comments on Jews and homosexuals, saying people need to take a joke. In an expletive-laced interview with Playboy, Oldman decried the "political correctness" that ensnared the two actors. Gibson was filmed in an anti-Semitic ...

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Republican senator: Time for the GOP to quit fighting same-sex marriage

| Tuesday, June 24, 2014
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)
A Republican U.S. Senator from Wisconsin said Monday it was time for the GOP to beyond social issues such as same-sex marriage and focus on economic policy ahead of the 2014 and 2016 elections, arguing that the party should allow voters and states to enact marriage equality. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said in an appearance on...

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Judge dismisses last sex abuse lawsuit against Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash

| Sunday, June 22, 2014
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PHILADELPHIA -- A judge in Pennsylvania dismissed the last of five sex-abuse lawsuits filed against the Emmy-winning puppeteer who voiced the "Sesame Street" character Elmo. The ruling did not weigh the merits of the claims but said 25-year-old accuser Sheldon Stephens filed suit too late against actor Kevin Clash.

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Methodist pastor who officiated gay son’s wedding appeals his defrocking

| Saturday, June 21, 2014
Frank Schaefer, a United Methodist Church pastor who was defrocked for officiating his son Tim's wedding to another man, arrives for a Methodist judicial panel appeal hearing of his defrocking in Linthicum, Md. Friday, June 20, 2014.
LINTHICUM, Md. -- A United Methodist pastor on Friday asked a church appeals panel to overturn a decision to defrock him for refusing to promise to uphold the church's law, which bans ministers from performing same-sex marriages. Frank Schaefer of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, had his ministerial credentials stripped last year after a trial jury found ...

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Perry acknowledges he ‘stepped right in it’ with anti-gay remarks

| Friday, June 20, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry says it was a mistake for him to compare alcoholism and homosexuality in an effort to explain his views. Perry said Thursday at a forum hosted by The Christian Science Monitor that he "stepped right in it" after being asked during a trip to California last week if homosexuality is a disorder.

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Congressman: ‘Real men’ oppose same-sex marriage, protect ‘your woman’

| Thursday, June 19, 2014
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U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas), the chief sponsor of the Federal Marriage Amendment, had a message for “every man in America” at Thursday's "March for Marriage" rally in Washington: “Your woman, your wife, she needs you, it’s time you become a real man and stand up.”

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Brian Brown confident anti-gay activists ‘stand on the right side of history’

| Thursday, June 19, 2014
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Speaking at the "March for Marriage" rally in Washington on Thursday, National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown declared that those fighting against marriage equality will never give up and will eventually be victorious because "we stand for the truth about marriage."

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Huckabee: Failure to stop gay marriage will unleash God’s judgment upon the nation

| Thursday, June 19, 2014
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Mike Huckabee closed out Thursday's "March for Marriage" rally in Washington with a speech dedicated primarily to excoriating the nation's judicial system for striking down various bans on gay marriage and demanding that legislators, political leaders, and citizens alike all stop abiding by such rulings, warning that failure to do so will result in God unleashing his judgment upon this nation.

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Defrocked Methodist pastor who officiated gay son’s wedding appeals punishment

| Wednesday, June 18, 2014
In this June 14, 2014 photo, Frank Schaefer, speaks to parishioners after receiving an Open Door Award for his public advocacy during a ceremony marking 10 years of legal gay marriage in Massachusetts, at Old South Church, in Boston on June 14, 2014.
Frank Schaefer lost his job but not his voice. Defrocked by the United Methodist Church six months ago for officiating his son's same-sex wedding, Schaefer has gained a following among reformers who want the nation's second-largest Protestant denomination to loosen its policies on homosexuality.

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