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Anti-gay group warns parents to remove kids from classrooms led by LGBT teachers

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
CAROL STREAM, Ill. -- The anti-gay Christian group Illinois Family Institute has launched another campaign against LGBT Americans, telling parents to remove their children from classrooms led by any teacher who is gay or lesbian, or is a faculty sponsor of a gay-straight alliance, or who has utilized LGBT-inclusive textbooks, or offers a "safe" haven for LGBT students in their classrooms. [ Read more → ]
Mark Clayton

Tennessee Democrats: Primary winner is a member of anti-gay hate group

Sunday, August 5, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Democratic Party on Friday disavowed the winner of its primary for U.S. Senate because they claim the candidate is a member of an anti-gay hate group. [ Read more → ]
Scott Lively

‘Hate group’ leader preaches against anti-discrimination law in Missouri

Monday, July 16, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo -- Scott Lively, a noted anti-LGBT extremist and the head of the Massachusetts-based Abiding Truth Ministries -- a group listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group -- told an audience of 70 people on Friday night that a culture war is currently being waged between those fighting for sexual anarchy and those fighting for family values. [ Read more → ]

Southern Poverty Law Center demands hate group stop using gay couple’s engagement photo

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on Wednesday sent a letter on behalf of a New Jersey same-sex couple and their New York City-based photographer, demanding that the anti-gay "Public Advocate of the United States" group and its president, Eugene Delgaudio, stop using the couple’s personal photo in anti-gay propaganda. [ Read more → ]

MSNBC rejects ad exposing hate group leader’s anti-gay record

Thursday, March 8, 2012
Amid a growing outcry from progressive Christian leaders to take Family Research Council President Tony Perkins off the air, MSNBC has rejected an ad exposing his and FRC's extensive record of hate speech against gay and lesbian Americans. [ Read more → ]

SPLC reports marked increase in anti-gay hate groups in 2011

Thursday, March 8, 2012
The American "radical right" grew explosively in 2011, a third consecutive year of extraordinary growth that has swelled the ranks of extremist groups to record levels, contributing to a significant increase in the number of anti-gay hate groups, according to a report issued today by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). [ Read more → ]

University students block Chick-fil-A from student center over anti-gay donations

Friday, March 2, 2012
BOSTON -- Students at Northeastern University have blocked fast-food chain Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant on its Boston campus, citing the chains financial support of anti-gay rights organizations. [ Read more → ]

Family Research Council launches fundraiser to stop ‘fake marriages’

Friday, February 24, 2012
WASHINGTON -- The virulently anti-gay Family Research Center has launched an aggressive new fundraising campaign to "Stop Fake Marriages" in the U.S., because, according to the FRC, 2012 could be the "tipping point" year in the battle for marriage. [ Read more → ]

NC pastor who argued against hate group designation says gay men need diapers

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Patrick Wooden, one of the chief organizers for the North Carolina amendment to ban same-sex marriage, claims that by the time gay men reach their middle ages they “have to wear a diaper or a butt plug just to be able to contain their bowels” because of “what happens to the male anus.” [ Read more → ]

Anti-gay hate groups protest SPLC for calling them anti-gay hate groups

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- About a dozen African American pastors joined anti-gay extremists on Tuesday in condemning the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for using its “hate group” label to describe faith-based organizations that demonize the LGBT community, characterizing it as part of an orchestrated liberal plot. [ Read more → ]
Newt Gingrich and Bryan Fischer

Newt Gingrich secures endorsement of anti-gay ‘family’ group he helped fund

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Thrice-married Newt Gingrich has secured the endorsement of Don Wildmon, the founder of the vehemently anti-gay American Family Association. One of the cogs in Gingrich’s vast network of business enterprises and front groups, ReAL Action, has provided $125,000 to the AFA’s sister organization, American Family Association Action. [ Read more → ]

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 → ]
Jody May-Change

Intelligence Report author on Bryan Fischer: ‘A well educated fraud and pious bully’

Monday, October 17, 2011
Idaho journalist and LGBT activist Jody May-Chang, co-author of the latest Intelligence Report from the Southern Poverty Law Center, is out to expose American Family Association (AFA) spokesman Bryan Fischer for the “well educated fraud and pious bully” that his is. [ Read more → ]

SPLC examines role, history of FRC, AFA in ‘demonization of LGBT people’

Sunday, October 9, 2011
The Southern Poverty Law Center on Friday issued a ground breaking intelligence report that examines two of the most powerful and influential organizations in the American anti-gay lobby -- the Washington D.C.-based Family Research Council (FRC) and the American Family Association (AFA), headquartered in Tupelo, Miss. -- calling them the "chief purveyors of lies about LGBT people." [ Read more → ]
Bryan Fischer

Romney to share stage with Bryan Fischer; PFAW urges candidates to denounce bigotry

Thursday, September 29, 2011
American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer will not only be speaking at the upcoming Values Voter Summit, but will immediately follow Mitt Romney. Today, People For the American Way is calling on Romney and fellow Republican presidential candidates to condemn Fischer’s unmitigated bigotry rather than lending it legitimacy by appearing with him. [ Read more → ]
Tony Perkins

Family Research Council statement needs a little ‘editing’

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Last year when the Southern Poverty Law Center named several religious right groups as anti-gay hate groups, many of them united (with the Family Research Council – one of the groups named – leading the way) in a campaign with the semi- catchy title of Start Debating/Stop Hating... [ Read more → ]

American Family Association’s Fischer: Make homosexuality ‘a criminal offense’

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
On his radio show Focal Point on Monday, American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer called on all fifty states to criminalize homosexuality. [ Read more → ]
Brian Brown

Gay groups make religious individuals feel like ‘second class citizens’

Sunday, August 28, 2011
Though I should be surprised, I have found myself expecting the National Organization for Marriage to make outlandish and ridiculous statements. In today's episode of "what did NOM say," I give you the repeat of "NOM becomes a victim." [ Read more → ]

Sixteen reasons why Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council is a hate group

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Tony Perkins of the hate group the Family Research Council recently had the temerity to attack the Obama Administration for its participation in the “It Gets Better” campaign. This is the campaign designed to raise the self-esteem of LGBTQ youth and raise awareness of the problems they encounter with bullying. [ Read more → ]
Tony Perkins

Tony Perkins calls ‘It Gets Better Project’ White House videos ‘disgusting’

Friday, August 19, 2011
In a plea to raise more money and further spread propaganda to degrade and demonize the LGBTQ community, the anti-gay — and certified “hate group” — Family Research Council has taken aim at the Obama White House. [ Read more → ]
Rick Perry

Rick Perry: Another anti-gay candidate enters the race for president

Sunday, August 14, 2011
Texas Governor Rick Perry — who recently cozied up to the anti-gay, and certified hate group, American Family Association, for a day-long prayer rally — on Saturday entered the GOP field as a candidate for the Republican nomination for President. [ Read more → ]

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 → ]

NOM’s ‘Values Voter” bus tour will spread ‘Santorum’ and general homophobia

Saturday, August 6, 2011
NOM’s “Values Bus” tour ought to be interesting in a nauseatingly sort of way. And I know that there are many in the lgbtq community hoping for some type of “Road to Damascus” conversion by some of the attendants or at the very least, a complete bus break down in the middle of lonely road in the blazing heat or even better – in the dead of night... [ Read more → ]
Rick Perry

‘Gee, thanks, but I have to wash my hair’ — Governors skip Perry prayer rally

Thursday, August 4, 2011
Texas Gov. Rick Perry had big plans for his exclusionary Christian prayer rally this Saturday. He was so proud of the event that he invited all 49 other governors to attend. The RSVPs to “The Response” have been trickling in, and it doesn’t look good. [ Read more → ]

NOM, Family Research Council launch ‘Values Voter’ Iowa bus tour

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The National Organization for Marriage, the Family Research Council, and the Susan B. Anthony List have launched the 2011 Values Bus Iowa Tour. [ Read more → ]
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