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Former president George H.W. Bush serves as official witness at gay wedding

| Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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KENNEBUNK, Maine -- Former President George H.W. Bush was an official witness at the same-sex wedding of two longtime friends, his spokesman said Wednesday.

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Bryan Fischer lashes out at transgender homecoming queen

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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A transgender California teenager has been a target of bullying after she was named her high school’s homecoming queen, and now American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer has joined in the backlash against the sixteen-year-old. Fischer called her election as homecoming queen a “charade” that “violates every known standard of decency and normality.”

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U.S. Senate confirms nation’s first openly gay federal appellate judge

| Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Todd M. Hughes to serve as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, making him the first openly gay person to serve as a federal appellate judge.

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Scott Lively: Russia’s anti-gay law ‘one of the proudest achievements of my career’

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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Scott Lively was the guest on Bryan Fischer’s radio program Monday, and while, unfortunately, they did not discuss Lively’s theory that President Obama is the Antichrist, they did discuss their mutual admiration for Russia’s anti-gay crackdown.

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Alan Keyes: Gay rights leads to incest, bestiality, persecution of Christians

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Thursday, September 19, 2013
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Conservative political activist and author Alan Keyes returned to “Dr. Chaps” Gordon Klingenschmitt’s “Pray In Jesus Name” program on Thursday where he made the case that there can be no such thing as a “right to homosexuality” because all rights come from God, and God has said that homosexuality is an abomination.

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Family Research Council shooter sentenced to 25 years in prison

| Thursday, September 19, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- A man who planned a mass shooting at a conservative Christian lobbying group's Washington headquarters in 2012 has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the failed plot.

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Pope Francis criticizes Catholic Church’s obsession with gays, abortion

| Thursday, September 19, 2013
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VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis is warning that the Catholic Church's moral edifice might "fall like a house of cards" if it doesn't balance its divisive rules about abortion, gays and contraception with the greater need to make the church a merciful, more welcoming place for all.

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Hillary Clinton delivers pro-LGBT rights speech at Scotland University ceremony

| Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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ST ANDREWS, Scotland -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered an impassioned speech supporting human rights and equality for LGBT people as she received an honorary degree Tuesday from St. Andrew’s University in Scotland.

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Pat Robertson: San Antonio will jail Christians over anti-discrimination law

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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Pat Robertson and his Christian Broadcasting Network filed a report Wednesday that falsely claimed that having a “biblical view” on sexuality has been “criminalized” in San Antonio, Texas.

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Biden at Iowa fundraiser: Marriage equality is ‘the civil rights of our day’

| Monday, September 16, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden speaks during Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraising steak fry dinner, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Indianola, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Vice-President Joe Biden, speaking at a high profile fundraiser in Iowa on Sunday, took the opportunity to trumpet his own accomplishments, including his support for same-sex marriage that many credit was the catalyst that helped President Barack Obama to finally "evolve" on the issue.

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