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Mississippi lawmaker says he never endorsed that gays be ‘put to death’

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
A Mississippi lawmaker, who earlier this month invoked an Old Testament Bible passage on his Facebook page that calls for gays to be “put to death,” says he never endorsed the killing of gays, and that he and his family have received death threats after his comments were misinterpreted. [ Read more → ]

N.C. pastor wants LGBT people put in ‘electrified’ pen to ‘die out’

Monday, May 21, 2012
MAIDEN, N.C. -- Another alleged "man of God" from a small Baptist church in this North Carolina community has been caught on tape calling for the starvation and ultimate deaths of "queers and homosexuals." [ Read more → ]
Andy Gipson

Mississippi lawmaker cites Bible passage that calls for gays to be put to death

Saturday, May 19, 2012
JACKSON, Miss. -- A Mississippi state lawmaker, commenting on the announcement by President Barack Obama affirming support for same-sex marriage, invoked an old testament bible passage on his Facebook page, calling for gay men to be "put to death." [ Read more → ]
Harry Jackson

Conservatives throwing tantrums at black community over Obama support

Saturday, May 19, 2012
I must say that I am getting a kick out of reading and watching those on the right, particularly the religious right, predict how African-Americans will desert President Obama come election day due to his support of marriage equality. It’s hilarious to me to read the right-wing publications and blogs give room to a supposed angry black pastor who whines about how Obama has betrayed the black community, of course omitting the fact that said pastor never really supported Obama in the first place... [ Read more → ]

Congressman defends remarks that employers should be able to fire gay employees

Friday, May 18, 2012
Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) earlier this week told Think Progress that being gay is a “sexual preference” and a “choice issue,” and that he wouldn’t support employment protection legislation because people aren’t born gay. [ Read more → ]

Pat Robertson: Gay relationships lead to ‘disease and suffering’

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Following a segment about President Obama’s endorsement of marriage equality, Pat Robertson on the 700 Club Tuesday said “the union of two men doesn’t bring forth anything except disease and suffering, and the same thing with the union of two women.” [ Read more → ]

Paul Cameron suggests Obama is gay, demands gays be imprisoned before they rape kids

Monday, May 14, 2012
Paul Cameron has suggested that President Obama, who recently announced his support for marriage equality, might be gay. He later maintained that “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 → ]

Amendment One and an angry lament of a native son

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
As a native son of the Deep South and of North Carolina, tonight, I am ashamed, and angry. ... I am ashamed for being too understanding of my homophobic brothers and sisters in Christ, knowing personally just how difficult it is to unravel the hate that can be instilled by the Christian faith. I am ashamed for being too tolerant of intolerance and hate. I am angry that the moral arc of the universe has been so misshapen by so-called Christian morality. I am angry that our churches, by and large, have stood for spirit of the world — the spirit of sin, death and hate — rather than the spirit of God — the spirit of love, creation and just societies. [ Read more → ]

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell: Sean Harris is a ‘liar,’ ‘hate-driven pastor’

Thursday, May 3, 2012
MSNBC commentator Lawrence O'Donnell on Wednesday blasted North Carolina preacher Sean Harris, calling him a "hate-driven pastor" for advocating violence as a corrective measure to prevent that child from being gay or lesbian, and a "liar" for denying much of what he said in an unapologetic retraction. [ Read more → ]
Richard Grenell

Romney foreign policy spokesman resigns amid anti-gay attacks

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Richard Grenell, the openly gay spokesman who was hired two weeks ago by Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign to run the candidate's foreign policy messages, has resigned in the wake of relentless critiques, most of which was personal, by anti-gay right wing conservatives. [ Read more → ]
Sean and Pam Harris

NC pastor: ‘crack limp wrists’ of girlish boys, reign in your ‘butch’ daughters

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
It's okay to "beat the gay" out of children, says North Carolina Baptist preacher Sean Harris, who advised his congregation that should their children show any signs of "homosexual" behavior, then it is their responsibility to use violence as a corrective measure to prevent that child from being gay or lesbian. [ Read more → ]

Bryan Fischer: It’s ‘perfectly appropriate to discriminate’ against homosexuality

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
On his radio program yesterday, American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer quoted Martin Luther King, Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech to argue in favor of discrimination against gays. [ Read more → ]

In CNN appearance, Bryan Fischer rails against the ‘homosexual lobby’

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer went on CNN today to debate R. Clarke Cooper of the Log Cabin Republicans over the Romney campaigns’ hiring of Richard Grenell, who is openly gay.... [ Read more → ]
Scott Lively

Anti-gay extremist planning day of ‘teaching and preaching’ in Oklahoma

Thursday, April 19, 2012
Anti-gay extremist Scott Lively, has been invited to visit the Draper Park Christian Church in Oklahoma City for three days of “teaching and preaching,” from April 27-29, 2012. His visit happens to follow both the Holocaust Day of Remembrance and the Day of Silence, which is timely, since much of Lively’s career has been built around attempting to mis-educate and confuse people about the lives of LGBT people and making frankly absurd claims about gay people within the Nazi Party. [ Read more → ]

Iranian cleric: Homosexuals are inferior to dogs and pigs

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
QOM, Iran -- Homosexuals are inferior to dogs and pigs, according to Iranian cleric Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi-Amoli, a conservative Iranian politician and Islamic scholar based in Iran's holy city of Qom. [ Read more → ]
Tony Perkins

Perkins blames Secret Service prostitution scandal on repeal of ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Family Research Council president Tony Perkins claims that since the President has been “enforcing open homosexuality in our military” then he should not have been “upset” about the prostitution scandal, maintaining that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’s repeal led to “a total breakdown” in “moral order.” [ Read more → ]

NC Amendment One activist warns gays live in the ‘Playground of Satan’

Monday, April 16, 2012
Radio host Steve Noble appeared on Americans for Truth about Homosexuality Radio Hour with Peter LaBarbera, where LaBarbera likened gays and lesbians to murderers and drug addicts and Noble alleged that gays and lesbians are living in “the playground of Satan.” [ Read more → ]
Linda Harvey

Harvey: Top 10 reasons Christian kids should skip school on ‘Day of Silence’

Monday, April 2, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Linda Harvey, the suburban Columbus housewife who has led a campaign aimed at stamping out what she terms “sin-affirming pro-homosexuality activism” is once again this year taking aim at the GLSEN sponsored “Day of Silence.” [ Read more → ]
Andrew Shirvell

Grievance officer: Sacked Assistant AG made ‘media spectacle of himself’

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
LANSING, Mich. -- A grievance officer of the state Civil Service Commission on Tuesday ruled that former Michigan assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell had made a “media spectacle” of himself and the state's attorney general’s office after publishing a blog attacking the former University of Michigan student body president for his alleged “radical homosexual agenda." [ Read more → ]

Pat Robertson says homosexuality is ‘related to demonic possession’

Monday, March 26, 2012
Today the 700 Club featured a segment on a man who tried to “change” his sexuality by marrying a woman, but later ended up having extramarital affairs with men. “He’s obsessed, he has a compulsion,” said Pat Robertson. “I think it is somehow related to demonic possession.” [ Read more → ]
Linda Harvey

Linda Harvey: ‘Day of Silence’ is the ‘eradication of moral beliefs’

Monday, March 19, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Linda Harvey, the virulently anti-gay conservative pundit whose Mission America organization was recently listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a certified hate group, has launched her annual campaign to demonize the GLSEN-sponsored "Day Of Silence." [ Read more → ]

Rick Santorum pledges to restore ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Sunday, March 18, 2012
While sitting down with Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council at the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church on Sunday, Rick Santorum doubled down on his commitment to bring back the discriminatory Don't Ask Don't Tell policy. [ Read more → ]

Kevin McCullough claims that nobody is gay

Thursday, March 15, 2012
Kevin McCullough says that GLAAD is trying to “destroy” marriage, and takes issue with GLAAD’s use of the term “gay,” because according to McCullough, “I don’t believe that you can be gay.” [ Read more → ]
Kirk Cameron

Kirk Cameron calls criticism of his anti-gay remarks ‘slander’

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Former teen actor Kirk Cameron on Tuesday responded to growing criticism of anti-gay remarks he made during an interview on CNN’s "Piers Morgan Tonight" last Friday, and called the backlash against him "slander." [ Read more → ]

Bachmann: ‘I’m not judgmental’ for calling gays ‘a part of Satan’

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Appearing on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight," U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on Monday downplayed her well-documented history of anti-gay sentiment, and called Morgan “absolutely rude” for suggesting that she has been judgmental of the gay community. [ Read more → ]
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