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Anti-gay activist Scott Lively: Gay people are behind anti-gay violence in Russia

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Russian paratroopers attack a gay activist earlier this year.
While Russia is experiencing an increase in violence directed at gay people and enacting new laws criminalizing pro-gay speech, US Religious Right activists Scott Lively and Linda Harvey are simply denying the prevalence of anti-gay violence. In fact, Lively is blaming other gay people for the uptick in hates crimes.

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Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy receives ‘Champion of Justice and Equality’ award

| Sunday, November 17, 2013
Dan Cathy
ATLANTA -- The Urban League of Greater Atlanta, an organization focused on the economic empowerment of African-Americans, has presented Chick-fi-A President and CEO Dan Cathy with its annual Community Empowerment Award.

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Liz Cheney’s anti-gay marriage remark draws sharp rebuke from sister, wife

| Sunday, November 17, 2013
Liz Cheney (left) and Mary Cheney and her spouse Heather Poe.
The debate between sisters Liz and Mary Cheney over the issue of same-sex marriage erupted on the public stage again Sunday, when U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney, appearing on Fox News, reiterated her opposition to same-sex marriage.

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Rubio headlines anti-gay group’s fundraiser, says nation’s morality at risk

| Saturday, November 16, 2013
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio told an anti-gay group Saturday night that moral issues need to be part of government debate and that the United States needs to do more to protect religious freedom abroad.

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Methodist bishops plan complaint over retired bishop officiating gay wedding

| Friday, November 15, 2013
Bishop Melvin G. Talbert
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. -- The United Methodist Council of Bishops on Friday said it plans to file a complaint against a retired bishop who performed a wedding for two gay men in Alabama.

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Klingenschmitt: Photo of gay couple with baby ‘looks to me a little bit like lust’

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Thursday, November 14, 2013
Klingenschmitt
On today's "Pray In Jesus Name" program, "Dr. Chaps" Gordon Klingenschmitt said gay couples "crave" to adopt "the children of heterosexual couples" so that they can raise and recruit them into the "homosexual lifestyle."

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Miss Universe: Transgender contestants should have their own pageants

| Thursday, November 14, 2013
Pavel Golovkin, APGabriela Isler of Venezuela is crowned Miss Universe on Nov. 9, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.
Gabriela Isler, the former Miss Venezuela who was crowned Miss Universe on Saturday, said she does not believe transgender contestants should be allowed to participate in the Miss Universe pageant.

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio to headline anti-gay fundraiser

| Tuesday, November 12, 2013
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
The Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC) announced today that it will host U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) at its 2013 Annual Policy Awards Dinner in Orlando on Saturday.

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Vatican ambassador: U.S. bishops shouldn’t preach ideology

| Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Patrick Semansky, AP
BALTIMORE — The Vatican ambassador to the U.S., addressing American bishops at their first national meeting since Pope Francis was elected, said Monday they should not "follow a particular ideology" and should make Roman Catholics feel more welcome in church.

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Cory Booker goes to Washington a celebrity and senator

| Sunday, November 10, 2013
Cory Booker
WASHINGTON -- When the U.S. Senate passed a bill to ban job discrimination against gay and transgender people, its newest member's first impulse was to yell with joy. Then he remembered where he was.

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