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Andrew Ciastek

Realtor fired after distributing anti-gay flyer promoting ‘traditional’ families

Saturday, May 4, 2013
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — A Canadian real estate agent who distributed anti-gay marketing flyers promoting “traditional” families as "best for the future of the kids” has been terminated, according to his employer. [ Read more → ]
Local resident Jon McDonald holding the anti-gay Re/Max flyer.Photo: Rob Beintema, via The Toronto Star

Canadian real estate agent under fire for distributing anti-gay flyer

Thursday, May 2, 2013
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario -- A Canadian real estate agent has come came under fire for distributing a flyer that promotes "traditional" families and cited a controversial study by a University of Texas researcher that criticizes same-sex parents. [ Read more → ]

Bryan Fischer: Gay NBA player will be ‘eyeballing’ teammates in the showers

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer is joining other anti-gay activists in attacking Jason Collins, the NBA player who on Monday came out as gay. [ Read more → ]
Kevin Swanson

Pastor Kevin Swanson: Homosexuality ‘destroys civilizations,’ must be punished

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Pastors Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner have long warned that homosexuality is responsible for natural disasters and that the US government should follow Uganda and “remove the abomination from the land” before it destroys people and society itself. [ Read more → ]
Jennifer Tyrrell, a volunteer den mother to her son’s Cub Scout chapter was ousted last year because she is gay.

Mormon Church says it’s pleased with Scouts’ continued ban on gay leaders

Thursday, April 25, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church says it welcomes the Boy Scouts of America's latest proposal to lift the gay ban for youth members but continue to exclude gays as adult leaders. [ Read more → ]
Peter LaBarbera

Peter LaBarbera finds it ‘reassuring’ when gays are affected by STIs, violence

Friday, April 19, 2013
Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality spoke to “Coach” Dave Daubenmire last week, telling Daubenmire that he finds it “reassuring” that the gay community is impacted by STIs and violence as it confirms to him that “God believes [homosexuality] is an abomination.” [ Read more → ]

Boy Scouts proposes to lift gay ban for youth, but not scout leaders

Friday, April 19, 2013
NEW YORK — Under pressure over its longstanding ban on gays, the Boys Scouts of America is proposing to lift the ban for youth members but continue to exclude gays as adult leaders. [ Read more → ]
Dennis Guth

Iowa state senator: Homosexuality poses health risk to him and his family

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
DES MOINES, Iowa — A Republican state senator from northern Iowa says homosexual lifestyles pose a health risk to him and his family in comments that drew a sharp rebuke from an openly gay Democratic senator. [ Read more → ]
Michele Bachmann

Bachmann to headline conference of anti-gay, anti-women’s rights activists, birthers, truthers

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) will be joining some of the most extreme right-wing activists in the country at the upcoming Awakening 2013 conference, which is organized by the Liberty University-affiliated Liberty Counsel. [ Read more → ]

Westboro Baptist Church blames Boston Marathon bombing on ‘fag marriage’

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Westboro Baptist Church, home of the anti-gay extremists behind the “Gods Hate Fags” and "God hates the World" fundamentalist movement, took to Twitter on Monday evening to blame a bombing attack at the Boston Marathon on the effects of same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Robert HayeNev Ayling, via The Guardian

British court upholds ban on teacher for telling students gays are ‘disgusting’

Monday, April 15, 2013
LONDON -- Britain's high court has upheld a teaching ban on a Christian educator who told pupils lifestyle of gay people was "disgusting and a sin." [ Read more → ]
Alan Keyes

Keyes: Gays don’t have a right to marry, just as we don’t have a right to pick our nose and eat boogers

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Alan Keyes recently delivered a speech Keyes at a college in Michigan, where he made the case that the government can’t recognize gay rights, reproductive rights and the separation of church and state, just as we shouldn’t recognize the right of a person to pick their nose and eat their boogers. [ Read more → ]
Ben CarsonAP

Doctor withdraws as Johns Hopkins commencement speaker over anti-gay remarks

Thursday, April 11, 2013
BALTIMORE — A Baltimore pediatric neurosurgeon who made derogatory comments comparing same-sex marriage to bestiality has withdrawn as commencement speaker at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. [ Read more → ]

Couple takes action against florist for anti-gay discrimination

Thursday, April 11, 2013
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said Wednesday it is representing a Kennewick, Wash., gay couple in seeking remedies from a florist that discriminated against them by refusing to provide flowers for their wedding. [ Read more → ]
Linda Harvey

Linda Harvey: ‘All children of America’ will be victims of gay marriage ‘nonsense’

Monday, April 8, 2013
Linda Harvey of Mission America warned in her radio alert on Monday that children will no longer be able to dream about getting married because gay marriage will warp their minds. [ Read more → ]

FBI called about anti-gay, racist messages at Pa. college

Friday, April 5, 2013
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. — A central Pennsylvania college has called in the FBI and increased security in some residence halls after a series of anti-gay and racist remarks were left on dormitory message boards. [ Read more → ]
Paul Cameron

Paul Cameron: Gay people more likely to have sex with children and animals

Thursday, April 4, 2013
The discredited “researcher” Paul Cameron, chairman of the anti-gay Family Research Institute, frequently claims that gay people want to rape children. Or, as he once put it, “The long term goal of the homosexual movement is to get every little boy to grab his ankles and every little girl to give it a try.” [ Read more → ]

Matt Barber: Tolerance of homosexuality is ‘a cancer that brings down societies’

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
On Wednesday's "Faith and Freedom" radio program, Matt Barber and Mat Staver once again made their case against marriage equality, with Barber declaring that tolerance "of all forms of sexual deviant behavior" is "a cancer that brings down societies" and linking it to the strange theory that gay marriage was the catalyst for Noah's flood. [ Read more → ]
Pots N Hands

Canadian couple closing restaurant due to anti-gay abuse by townsfolk

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
MORRIS, Manitoba, Canada -- A gay couple in Canada said they are closing their Manitoba restaurant after just four months because of ongoing anti-gay abuse leveled against them and their employees by local residents. [ Read more → ]
Mark Sanford

Former S.C. Governor Mark Sanford: No gays on the Appalachian Trail

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Mark Sanford perfectly encapsulates the particular sanctimony the Right reserves for homosexuality. Republican politicians perfected this selective intolerance back when gay people were a convenient political punching bag – an unfamiliar other with whom the majority could not immediately identify. Since then, gay people have come out of the closet in droves and most Americans have come to embrace gay rights. But the GOP is sticking with its reflex condemnation of gay people. Does it trouble Mark Sanford or give him any pause at all as he goes from being the ambassador of international love back to his embrace of a position that is now laughingly hypocritical? [ Read more → ]
Nolan Cranford screams at churchgoers on Easter Sunday that they are going to hell.

A gay dad sounds off about the anti-gay Easter dad and his ‘preacher’ son

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
My 10-year-old son Jesse had big plans Easter morning. His desire to rise early was not to go searching for the Easter basket the mystical bunny was likely to have left him, it was to make French toast as a surprise for me, his dad. That special pleasing Dad bond is an important one for many young boys. Jesse was not alone in that objective. Three thousand miles away, another boy, Nolan Cranford was preparing to please his dad. Unlike my son, Nolan’ endeavors did not involve syrup and buttery niceness. The way to his dad’ heart was to shout at exiting Church goers and condemn them to hell... [ Read more → ]
Yahya Jammeh

Gambia’s president says no gays allowed; if caught, ‘will regret being born’

Saturday, March 30, 2013
Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh, speaking Thursday night at the opening of the country’s Parliament in Banjul, used the occasion to send out another warning to gays, saying they are not allowed in Gambia, and if caught, "will regret" being born. [ Read more → ]
Dave Agema

Mich. RNC member: I won’t resign for ‘filthy homosexuals’ Facebook post

Thursday, March 28, 2013
LANSING, Mich. — A Michigan member of the Republican National Committee said Thursday he will not resign after posting an article critical of gay people on his Facebook page, despite calls from members of his own party that he step down. [ Read more → ]

Utah Boy Scout council says 83 percent of parents, leaders oppose lifting gay ban

Monday, March 25, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY -- A survey finds that that 83 percent of Boy Scout leaders, parents and representatives from troops in the greater Salt Lake City area oppose lifting a ban on openly gay scouts and gay and lesbian scout leaders. [ Read more → ]

Study finds majority of hate crimes go unreported to police

Thursday, March 21, 2013
WASHINGTON — Despite growing awareness of hate crimes, the share of those crimes reported to police has fallen in recent years as more victims of violent attacks express doubt that police can or will help. [ Read more → ]
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