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

Friday, May 18, 2012
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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.

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

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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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.”

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

Monday, May 14, 2012
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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,”

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Amendment One and an angry lament of a native son

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
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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.

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

Thursday, May 3, 2012
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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.

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Romney foreign policy spokesman resigns amid anti-gay attacks

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
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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.

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

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
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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.

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

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
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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.

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

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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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....

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

Thursday, April 19, 2012
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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.

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