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Susan Walsh, APSen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, March 6, 2014.

Republicans push social issues at conservative showcase

Friday, March 7, 2014
OXON HILL, Md. — Some of the GOP's most prominent conservatives insisted Friday that Republicans should emphasize hot-button social issues like abortion and gay marriage in this year's midterm elections, exposing an ideological divide within a party trying to capture the Senate and then the White House. [ Read more → ]
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Wendy Davis, Greg Abbott set to face off for Texas governor

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Republicans picked the state's attorney general in the fight to succeed longtime Gov. Rick Perry, while a rising Democratic star coasted to her party's nomination Tuesday night during the nation's first statewide primary. [ Read more → ]
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Perry says Boy Scouts will answer to God; Gohmert warns of pedophilia

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Rick Perry, who has equated the fight against gays in the Boy Scouts to the fight to abolish slavery, told Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council on Friday’s edition of Washington Watch that the Boy Scouts of America’s delegates bowed to “political correctness” and “money” in ending the ban on gay members under the age of 18. [ Read more → ]
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Rick Perry urges Boy Scouts to oppose gay ‘pop culture’ like Sam Houston resisted slavery

Monday, May 6, 2013
Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) appeared in the Family Research Council’s “Stand With Scouts Sunday” webcast last night where he told FRC president Tony Perkins that the Boy Scouts of America must resist those trying to “tear apart” the organization’s values and replace them with the “flavor of the month”—homosexuality. [ Read more → ]
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry rallies opponents of same-sex marriage at state capitol

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Rick Perry rallied opponents of gay marriage and abortion on Tuesday, calling for support for what he called traditional values on the same day the U.S. Supreme Court heard a challenge to California's ban on gay marriage. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Rick Perry, left, bows his head for the invocation during the annual Boy Scouts Parade and Report to State in the House Chambers at the Texas State Capitol, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Photo: Eric Gay, Associated Press

Texas Governor Rick Perry: Boy Scouts should keep anti-gay policy

Saturday, February 2, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry said emphatically Saturday that the Boy Scouts of America shouldn't soften its strict no-gays membership policy, and dismissed the idea of bending the organization to the whims of "popular culture." [ Read more → ]
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The GOP’s Fringe Binge and Field of Schemes

Saturday, January 21, 2012
There is something seriously wrong with a political party where it is more controversial and exotic to speak French than in tongues. Given this acid trip facsimile of reality, it was inevitable that the Republican presidential primaries have come down to the Slickest vs. The Sickest. [ Read more → ]
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No sympathy from LGBT advocates as Rick Perry quits presidential race

Friday, January 20, 2012
Republican hopeful Rick Perry received no sympathy from LGBT advocates on Thursday after he announced that he giving up a presidential campaign renowned for its demonization of gay people. Trailing in the polls — even in the socially conservative state of South Carolina where the primary will be held Saturday — Perry told supporters in North Charleston, S.C.., he was ending his bid for the White House and throwing his support behind former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich. [ Read more → ]
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Anti-gay, evangelical leaders endorse Rick Santorum

Sunday, January 15, 2012
The anti-gay Family Research Council and evangelical leaders have endorsed Republican candidate Rick Santorum for president amid observations that the social conservatives are unhappy with the idea of frontrunner Mitt Romney’s nomination. [ Read more → ]
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Obama opposes laws ‘designed to take rights away’

Friday, January 13, 2012
The White House, in response to a Washington Blade inquiry about the possible vote to repeal same-sex marriage rights in New Hampshire, said Thursday night that President Obama “believes strongly in stopping laws designed to take rights away.” [ Read more → ]
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NH GOP debate: Gingrich says media has anti-Christian bias on marriage

Sunday, January 8, 2012
Republican presidential candidates stood firm in their opposition to same-sex marriage during a debate Saturday night as Newt Gingrich rebuked the media for what he said was asking the wrong question on the issue. The former U.S. House speaker said he wanted to “raise a... [ Read more → ]
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2011: A riveting year for presidential campaigns, anti-gay politicians

Saturday, December 31, 2011
Few in the GOP field could rival President Obama with their records on LGBT issues, and yet, the outcome of the Republican presidential race riveted the attention of LGBT people in 2011. Many of the contenders were notoriously anti-gay. They were often asked about, or were inclined to share, their positions on gay-related issues. [ Read more → ]
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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 → ]
Bob Vander Plaats

Vander Plaats’ pay-for-play scandal: Charged a million bucks for endorsement

Friday, December 23, 2011
Bob Vander Plaats’ endorsement of Rick Santorum has produced a backlash among conservatives in Iowa, some of whom are accusing the "Family Leader"president of engaging in “pay for play” schemes and selling his coveted support to the highest bidder. [ Read more → ]
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On ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ Perry tells bisexual teen: ‘Homosexuality is a sin’

Monday, December 19, 2011
DECORAH, Iowa -- At a campaign stop in Iowa on Sunday, Texas Governor and GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry found himself explaining to a 14-year-old girl -- who later told reporters she was bisexual -- why he opposed gays serving openly in the military. [ Read more → ]
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Rick Perry heckled in Iowa for demonizing gays in recent campaign ad

Sunday, December 11, 2011
AMES, Iowa -- Texas Governor and GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry was met by hecklers during a campaign stop in Ames, Iowa on Sunday, continuing to catch heat for an anti-gay campaign ad released last week in which he said that gays serving openly in the military is a sign of what's wrong with America. [ Read more → ]
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Perry’s chief pollster ‘outed’ in backlash, in-fighting over anti-gay ad

Thursday, December 8, 2011
WASHINGTON — The controversial anti-gay television ad that began airing in Iowa Wednesday from the campaign of Texas Governor Rick Perry — in which Perry takes direct aim criticizing the Obama administration’s repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell — has sharply divided his advisers, and caused in fighting between conservative gay GOP political groups. [ Read more → ]
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Rick Perry upset over new U.S. policy of promoting universal human rights

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry is not good with the United States standing up for universal human rights. To Rick Perry, using U.S. foreign aid to prevent persecution and even execution of LGBT people amounts to “promoting special rights for gays.” [ Read more → ]
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Fake Christians continue to show their true colors by persecuting gays

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Neither Rick Perry nor Rick Santorum will ever get to the White House. In fact, their behavior on the campaign trail makes one wonder just how did they attain their original elected offices in the first place. They are both like a bad dancer who has tripped his way through a recital and now thinks of himself as a Baryshnikov. [ Read more → ]
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Rick Perry, looking to score votes from GOP bigots, signs anti-gay pledge

Monday, November 21, 2011
DES MOINES -- Texas Governor Rick Perry, looking to jump start his floundering presidential campaign, has signed the extreme anti-gay pledge that requires GOP candidates to be faithful to their spouses, appoint bigoted judges to the federal bench if elected, and “vigorously oppose” same-sex unions. [ Read more → ]
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Rick Perry tells New Hampshire conservatives: Repeal gay marriage

Saturday, October 29, 2011
CONCORD, N.H. -- Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, campaigning in New Hampshire on Friday, told a conservative advocacy group he applauds the GOP legislators in the state for their efforts to to repeal the state's same-sex marriage law. [ Read more → ]
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Values Voter Summit: GOP candidates plan weekend with anti-gay activists

Thursday, October 6, 2011
This weekend, nearly every major GOP presidential candidate, along with the top two Republicans in the House of Representatives, will speak at the Values Voter Summit, an annual gathering of the leaders of the movement to integrate fundamentalist Christianity and American politics. [ Read more → ]
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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 → ]
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Obama criticizes GOP; candidates mostly dismissive of audience boos of gay soldier

Monday, September 26, 2011
President Barack Obama on Sunday joined the critics with his own lambasting of the GOP presidential contenders, calling out the recent Republican candidate's debate in which audience members booed a gay service member. [ Read more → ]
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Mainstream Christians must stand up to the Religious Right

Sunday, September 25, 2011
It is critical that people realize that religious zealots have a radically different vision of this country than most Americans. If their power keeps increasing, they will be able to drastically reshape this country ... bigotry, intolerance and religious conformity would become the law of the land. [ Read more → ]
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