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Franklin-Graham

Franklin Graham: Putin’s doing what’s right for Russia, gays can go to heaven if they repent

Sunday, April 20, 2014
Despite major changes in public opinion in recent years, Rev. Franklin Graham, son of iconic American preacher Billy Graham, reiterates his strong opposition to same-sex marriage and gay adoption in an appearance Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” [ Read more → ]
Matthew Vines

Gay Christians? New book rattles, angers American evangelicals

Sunday, April 20, 2014
A new book that debuts in print this week is already causing outrage and discordant reactions from right-wing American Christian conservatives, who have labeled the book a sham, shameful, inaccurate, and a misinterpretation of the basic tenets of the Christian faith. [ Read more → ]
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How the American Right came to embrace Russia’s anti-gay crackdown

Thursday, October 3, 2013
American conservative groups haven’t just praised Russia’s crackdown on gays. Working through several channels, American anti-gay activists quietly provided intellectual backing and international support that directly and indirectly fueled the resurgent anti-gay movement in Russia and in other former Soviet states like Lithuania, Moldova and Ukraine. [ Read more → ]
Ken Hutcherson

Pastor: Homosexuality ‘has destroyed every civilization it has touched’

Saturday, May 11, 2013
Ken Hutcherson, pastor of the Antioch Bible Church in Kirkland, Wash., is very angry that a fellow Christian Post contributor, Dave Thompson, lauded Jason Collins for coming out and is lamenting that many church leaders “have denied the grace of Christ for gay couples.” [ Read more → ]
Gordon-Klingenschmitt

Klingenschmitt: Gingrich under influence of ‘demonic voice’ for gay marriage statement

Saturday, January 5, 2013
Religious Right anti-gay activist “Chaplain” Gordon Klingenschmitt, perhaps best known for claiming to have freed a lesbian soldier from homosexuality after performing an exorcism on her, has started producing a daily television program that consists of him filming himself talking about the news of the day. [ Read more → ]
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Hate Watch: For the radical right, Obama victory brings fury and fear

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Hate groups in recent years have risen to more than 1,000, and the number of anti-government “Patriot” groups has shot up from just 149 in 2008 to 1,274, according to research by the Southern Poverty Law Center. For months now, groups on the radical right have increasingly fretted about a possible Obama victory. Now that that has occurred, the radical right may grow more dangerous still... [ Read more → ]
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (D-Wisc.) at the Values Voter Summit.

Sex, Lies, Bloodlust: What the Values Voter Summit tells us about the religious right and the GOP

Monday, September 17, 2012
During this past weekend’s Values Voter Summit, the annual family reunion of the far right, Right Wing Watch posted many memorable video highlights. What does it all tell us about the Religious Right and today’s Republican Party? [ Read more → ]
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Kirk Cameron: ‘Liberal press’ took his anti-gay remarks ‘out of context’

Saturday, September 8, 2012
Former “Growing Pains” actor and self-proclaimed born again Christian Kirk Cameron -- who last March said that homosexuality is “unnatural” and “destructive” to the foundations of civilization -- now says his words were simply a case of the "liberal press" looking for things to twist and take out of context. [ Read more → ]
Love-not-hate

Hate is easy. Love takes courage.

Friday, August 31, 2012
It’s become easy to hate homosexuals in America, and in some instances, it’s become a part of the fabric of the organization. Political parties, churches, social organizations make billions of dollars on their "gay hate.” They can wrap it in any sort of bow they want, but hate is hate. Period. For some of us in the gay community, it takes a great deal of courage to still love and value ourselves as Americans... [ Read more → ]
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‘Traditional Family Values’ — Which Traditions? Whose Families? What Values?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
For the past thirty years, the Bible has been so tightly intertwined into politics that we’ve been confused as to what makes up the Bible and what makes up a political platform. “Traditional family values” — what does this even mean? [ Read more → ]
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Family Research Council — The destruction continues…

Saturday, August 18, 2012
There is absolutely no doubt that FRC, along with more than a dozen other “Christian” based organizations lie about LGBT people. And this is the root of the escalating tension: the propagation of lies. This does damage. This oppresses fellow humans. Those who continue to do this all use the Bible to validate their oppression, making it extremely vile to many Christians. You can only push on and denigrate people for so long before it boils over... [ Read more → ]
Donald Perry

The leftist homosexuals did not bully Donald Perry to death

Sunday, July 29, 2012
Now, as you can probably guess, there have been some, on the right, who have correlated Chick-fil-A's recent public relations firestorm to Donald Perry’s sudden death. Some have even dubbed him as a victim of “leftist homosexual bullying,” asserting that the stress set upon him by the opposition to Chick-fil-A is what lead to his “untimely” demise. Some have even attempted to draw parallels between Perry’s death and those of gay teens, bullied into suicide -- claims which range from absurd to downright repugnant... [ Read more → ]
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Are boycotts moral? For the Religious Right, it depends on who they’re targeting

Friday, July 27, 2012
As Chick-fil-A, a company that bankrolls anti-gay groups and whose CEO has said marriage equality is inviting God’s judgment, faces a national backlash for its opposition to gay rights, once again the Religious Right is employing an almost pathetic use of double standards... [ Read more → ]
Frank Mugisha (left) and Rev. Dr. Kapya Kaoma

Report: U.S. Christian Right lobbies to implement anti-gay laws in Africa

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
SOMERVILLE, Mass. -- Conservative U.S. Christian "family values" and religious organizations are setting up fronts in Africa to fight for anti-gay and anti-abortion legislation to promote their fundamentalist convictions, according to a report released Tuesday by the progressive think tank "Political Research Associates." [ Read more → ]
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The first to mention Hitler shouldn’t always lose…

Sunday, July 15, 2012
The vilification of gays is not new -- but what is now new here in America is how it is being medicalized in public discussions about public health and safety. Not only are we hearing vitriol about how gays pervert and subvert culture and national security, we’re beginning to hear how homosexuality is a public health menace. Believe me: This kicks the crazy up a notch... [ Read more → ]
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A history lesson for Linda Harvey and the ‘religious Reichwing’

Sunday, July 1, 2012
Hey Linda: You’ve been spouting off at the mouth a lot of utter nonsense about how dangerous it is to allow gays in the military. ... Linda, some of the most powerful, victorious, and abundantly brave – breathtakingly heroic actually – armies in history had in their rank and file – and leadership – gay men. ... And now with your ignorance and hate you demean their memory and you scorn those who want to wear a uniform of honor in order to serve this country and risk their very all to do so. How dare you. [ Read more → ]
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Surrendering our freedoms

Sunday, June 10, 2012
We are in the midst of a slow motion variation of an assassination. You may well be fooled into thinking that it is aimed at stopping the re-election of the President, but it is actually aimed directly at the hearts and minds of "we, the people." Would-be despots and tyrants, masquerading as bureaucrats under the guise of think tanks, have been busily organizing the dishevelment of society in order to maintain and increase the profits of the privileged, their positions of power, and the power of those positions... [ Read more → ]
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Marvel Comics proves religious right has unhealthy obsession with gay community

Monday, June 4, 2012
In the last few years, “The Punisher” comic book has been the showcase of, shall we say, repulsive actions, all viewed in living color ... But not once, I repeat, not once have any religious right group raised anything resembling anger, outrage, disgust, or downright shock over any of these things... [ Read more → ]
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Mel White exposes ‘lies the Christian Right tell us to deny gay equality’

Sunday, May 27, 2012
How and why do otherwise kind and Jesus-esque people become machines motivated by fear and unleashed in ignorance when the topic switches to the gay community? And how, on this one topic, do some Christians neglect the clear Biblical mandates to care for the poor and the outcast and turn all their negative energy onto the LGBT community? Who can we “thank” for this diversion and inoculation of deception and ignorance? "Holy Terror: Lies the Christian Right Tells to Deny Gay Equality," by Mel White, is a treasure map to the answer... [ Read more → ]
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The loss of Christian social power: The threat of LGBT rights

Sunday, January 22, 2012
I feel that in order to understand why the culture war is a "war," we must understand what those who fight against us feel that they are losing. To them, it is about Power. With LGBT people placed upon an equal playing field as them, they have lost their status as the movers of society. [ Read more → ]
Rick Fitzgibbons

Twelfth researcher complains about ‘religious right’ distortion of her work

Thursday, January 5, 2012
Another researcher has come out complaining about how a religious right "expert" distorted her work to stigmatize the LGBTQ community. Rick Fitzgibbons of the NARTH (the National Association of Research and Therapy of Homosexuality) distorted research on same-sex adoption to make the case that children in same-sex households are not raised better than children "in stable homes with a mother and a father." [ Read more → ]
Daniel Lapin

Daniel Lapin says gays should have been quarantined during AIDS crisis

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Speaking Monday on WallBuilders Live, Daniel Lapin -- the Religious Right’s favorite rabbi -- not only tried to say that gay rights derived from the collapse of morality but also argued that it was “insane” that gays weren’t quarantined during the AIDS pandemic the 1980s. [ Read more → ]
letters

‘I no longer identify as a Christian . . .’ — they often write

Friday, December 9, 2011
If part of a person’s expression of faith means treating people unequally, denying rights of others and making them a target of their fear, that faith is not aligned with the God of the Bible. They may be aligned with a God of a party or a denomination, but they are missing the heart of the Father God, the One who created and loves His children. Every one of them. [ Read more → ]
Janice Crouse

Religious rightie says DeGeneres not a good choice for raising AIDS awareness

Monday, November 14, 2011
Sometimes, mess coming from the religious right doesn’t need an explanation. It just needs a spotlight to underscore how clueless and homophobic they are. Recently, openly gay actress and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres was named as special envoy to raise awareness about AIDS... [ Read more → ]
Christians

Attention mainstream Christians: Be fruitful and amplify

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Clearly, the loving and inclusive rhetoric of some mainstream Christians is fruitful. The million-dollar question is how do we get such voices to multiply and amplify? The decline of the Religious Right depends on faith communities rooted in fairness who pray to a Jesus that stands for justice. [ Read more → ]
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