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citizen-link

Focus on the Family: Gays blame Christians for their own emotional pain

Thursday, March 6, 2014
On the most recent “CitizenLink Report” from Focus on the Family, Stuart Shepard and Bruce Hausknecht defended the recently vetoed legal discrimination bill in Arizona as nothing more than “an otherwise ordinary bill” that was badly misrepresented by gay activists. [ Read more → ]
Sweet-Cakes

Family values group: Anti-discrimination laws are biased against Christians

Friday, January 24, 2014
In a new video from CitizenLink, the anti-gay political action affiliate of Focus on the Family, Stuart Shepard, CitizenLink’s senior director of media, says human rights and anti-discrimination laws designed to protect minorities are actually discriminatory toward Christians. [ Read more → ]
James Dobson

James Dobson: Connecticut shooting is God’s wrath for gay marriage, abortion

Monday, December 17, 2012
James Dobson dedicated his radio program this morning to discussing Friday's tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Connecticut, which he attributed to the fact that God has "allowed judgment to fall upon us" because the nation has turned its back on him by accepting things like abortion and gay marriage. [ Read more → ]
Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan promises Focus on the Family that he will fight gay equality

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
During an interview with Focus on the Family president Jim Daly, Paul Ryan reassured the anti-gay group that a Romney-Ryan administration will fiercely oppose gay rights. Focus on the Family and its founder James Dobson have a long history of promoting anti-gay policies and ex-gay therapy, and earned a shout-out from Romney earlier this week while campaigning in Colorado, where it is headquartered. [ Read more → ]
day-of-dialogue

‘Day of Dialogue’ from Focus on the Family is ‘sacred discrimination’

Sunday, April 8, 2012
I have a hair-trigger sensitivity for the protection of LGBT youth. Even if an action is wrapped in heart-themed paper and tied with a Jesus-loves-you ribbon, when there is something rotten inside, I can smell it. There is something very rotten at the core of the Day of Dialogue event sponsored by the conservative Christian ministry Focus on the Family. [ Read more → ]
colorado-flag-licensed

LGBT group plans legal challenge to anti-gay ‘religious freedom’ initiative

Thursday, March 15, 2012
DENVER -- Statewide LGBT advocacy organization One Colorado is planning a legal challenge to a broadly-written ballot proposal by conservative religious liberty group that could undermine state law protecting LGBT people from discrimination. [ Read more → ]
Newt and Callista Gingrich

First Mistress?

Sunday, January 29, 2012
Will someone in the Republican Party please tell me how this scheming, cheating couple that made a mockery of family values is remotely conservative? They had a secretive, sleazy affair that they hid for years until they could no longer conceal it. [ 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 → ]
perry

The 2011 five most embarrassing moments of the anti-gay right caught on video

Friday, December 30, 2011
As 2011 comes to a close, it is time yet again count down those special moments in which the religious right and other assorted members of the anti-gay industry made complete asses of themselves on video... [ Read more → ]
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Report: Chick-fil-A donated nearly $2 million to anti-gay causes in 2009

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
New IRS 990 forms reveal that fast-food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A donated nearly $2 million to anti-gay groups in 2009, reports Equality Matters. [ Read more → ]
homophobia

It’s not enough to call them bigots…

Sunday, September 11, 2011
We know that religious right groups peddle distortions designed to demonize the LGBT community. However we really should do more than simply declare them bigots. Members of the right tend to embrace that definition... [ Read more → ]
citizen-link

Focus on the Family’s ‘CitizenLink’ facing $2.3 million budget shortfall

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
In an interesting turn of events, Focus On The Famliy's political arm -- CitizenLink -- has fallen on hard times, reporting a budget shortfall of $2.3 million dollars. [ Read more → ]
Rose Marie Belforti

New York’s vague new marriage licenses will lead to animal marriages

Sunday, August 21, 2011
The town clerk of Ledyard, N.Y. -- Rose Marie Belforti -- has finally responded to the controversy over her recent decision to not sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples, and wondered if there was another agenda that would result in allowing marriage between non-humans. [ Read more → ]
Tony Perkins

‘This animal. This cretin. This travesty. This demon.’ A Christian speaks out against Tony Perkins

Sunday, August 21, 2011
This is Tony Perkins. No, not the actor who played Norman Bates in Alfred Hitcock’s Psycho. This Tony Perkins is much, much scarier. This Tony Perkins makes blood spiraling down a bathtub drain look like a cup of cherry Kool-Aid spilled at a Girl Scout fundraiser. [ Read more → ]
Gay-Drill

Pour a cup of coffee, pull up a chair, let’s have a conversation, shall we?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
It's really up to us to defend ourselves, our families, and our freedoms and the best way to start is to dispel these lies, this hateful propaganda foisted upon the American public by these so-called "loving" Christian groups and expose them for the hate mongers they truly are. [ Read more → ]
Tom M

Petition launched to get Congress to call out false anti-gay testimony

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
While there is a need for levity and a desire for all sides of issues involving the gay community to be heard, the constant calling upon of these “morality groups” for Congressional testimony in spite of their irregularities mentioned does present a problem in terms resolving the issues of the gay community in a fair manner. [ Read more → ]
boycott-targets

Gay activist calls for boycott of retailers supporting Christian Values Network

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
San Francisco based gay activist and blogger Roy Steele is organizing, and calling for a nationwide boycott of retailer’s enrolled in the Christian Values Network (CVN) shopping web portal, including Sears, Walmart, Sam's Club and Target. [ Read more → ]
Al Franken

NOM whining that Al Franken ‘ambushed’ Tom Minnery during DOMA hearing

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Over two weeks after an incident in which a Focus on the Family spokesperson was busted during a Congressional hearing for distorting a study, the National Organization for Marriage is trying to sneak in a defense of that spokesperson. [ Read more → ]
apple

Apple pulls iTunes store from anti-gay ‘Christian Values Network’

Thursday, July 28, 2011
Apple has removed their iTunes store from the “Christan Values Network” (CVN) after more than 22,000 people signed a petition on Change.org asking the technology company to stop allowing the funding of anti-gay organizations such as Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council. [ Read more → ]
Tom Minnery

Tom Minnery’s lies are commonplace in religious right data

Monday, July 25, 2011
Minnery's misreading of study in order present a bad picture of same-sex households is commonplace in religious right data. Often times, religious right spokespeople will cite studies which have nothing to do with same-sex households in order to claim that these households are not the best place to raise children. [ Read more → ]
Franken

Franken busts ‘Focus on the Family’ for lying about federal study in DOMA hearing

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the repeal of the "Defense of Marriage Act," Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Wednesday called DOMA an “immoral and discriminatory” law and challenged a key witness, an official with the mammoth Focus on Family group. [ Read more → ]
marriage-divorce

Number of married households drop; where is the National Organization for Marriage?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
It seems that America could use a genuine pro-family movement instead of hate groups using “family values” as a cover for their anti-gay activities. [ Read more → ]
doma

‘Focus on the Family’ wants DOJ investigated over DOMA court loss

Friday, December 31, 2010
Conservative Christian group “Focus on the Family” is calling on Congressional Republicans to launch an investigation of the Justice Department for what it believes is intentional mishandling of the legal challenges of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). [ Read more → ]
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