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Kansas Statehouse in Topeka.

Kansas tea party group renews push for anti-gay ‘religious freedom’ bill

Sunday, February 23, 2014
WICHITA, Kan. — A Wichita, Kan.-based tea party group has launched an email campaign urging its members to pepper state lawmakers with messages in support of a bill that allows service refusal to same-sex couples on religious grounds. [ Read more → ]
Danita Kilcullen, seen here in her mug shot from May 2011 after being arrested for kicking a police officer during a political rally.

Tea Party leader: Florida GOP is being taken over by gay ‘thugs’

Saturday, November 30, 2013
The co-founder of the Florida Tea Party says the local Republican Party in Broward County, Fla., is being taken over by gay "thugs." [ Read more → ]
Indiana state capitol in Indianapolis.

Northern Ind. tea party group wants state constitutional ban on gay marriage

Sunday, November 10, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS -- The opposing sides in Indiana's same-sex marriage battle continued lining up supporters Wednesday ahead of the 2014 legislative session. [ Read more → ]
Carl Sciortino

Openly gay congressional candidate jousts with tea party dad in new ad

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
BOSTON — Congressional hopeful and Democratic state Rep. Carl Sciortino is playing up his liberal credentials in new ad featuring a light-hearted back-and-forth with his tea party dad, Carl Sciortino, Sr. [ Read more → ]

Gay Tea Party activist denounces same-sex marriage at NOM rally

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Doug Mainwaring, the openly gay founder of the National Capital Tea Party Patriots, spoke towards the end of the National Organization for Marriage’s rally on the National Mall today where he warned that same-sex marriage will “unravel” marriage and “undefine children.” [ Read more → ]
Allen West

GOP’s Allen West: Obama will lose the Black vote over gay marriage

Thursday, May 10, 2012
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will lose a huge percentage of the African-American vote in his bid for re-election becuase he said he now supports full marriage equality, says GOP Congressman Allen West, (R-Fla.) a member of the House Tea Party Caucus. [ Read more → ]

Hate group speakers draw LGBT protesters at Boston tea party rally

Monday, April 16, 2012
BOSTON -- A Tea Party rally in Boston on Sunday -- featuring guest speakers from two noted anti-gay hate groups -- drew a crowd of counter protesters from LGBT advocacy group Join the Impact Massachusetts and members of the Occupy movement, and led to arrests of at least three people. [ 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 → ]

Christine O’Donnell bails on Piers Morgan to avoid answering gay marriage questions

Thursday, August 18, 2011
Taking a page out of the Michele Bachmann playbook, tea party favorite and failed candidate for U.S. Senate Christine O'Donnell abruptly ended a CNN interview to avoid answering questions about gay marriage and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." [ Read more → ]
Michael Bresciani

Self-appointed ‘American prophet’ warns: Gays are Satan’s ‘very own children’

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Last month, I reported on Michael Bresciani’s revelations that gays were paving the way for the Antichrist to emerge. But now, he’s upping the ante with an even more terrifying message: Gays are the very children of the Devil himself. [ Read more → ]
Rick Perry

TX Gov. Rick Perry supports gay marriage — in the 10th Amendment kind of way

Saturday, July 23, 2011
Texas Governor Rick Perry delivered a speech Friday that is sure to be praised by Tea Party activists while at the same time derided by social conservative groups. [ Read more → ]
Judson Phillips

Tea Party official defends Bachmann, calls LGBT advocates a ‘liberal freak show’

Monday, July 18, 2011
Accusing LGBT advocates of being intolerant, Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips on Monday alerts us that, "The liberal freak show is coming after Michele Bachmann." [ Read more → ]
Michael Bresciani

Author, self-appointed ‘prophet’ warns gays could bring about the Antichrist

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Self-anointed “American Prophet” Michael Bresciani, a Christian author who likens himself to the biblical prophets Isaiah and Micah, has a revelation from God that is meant to serve as a warning to America... [ Read more → ]
Rich Swier

Tea Party leader says anti-gay bullying is ‘healthy peer pressure’

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Anti-gay bullying is not bullying at all; in fact, it is “peer pressure and is healthy.” That’s according to Rich Swier, an activist with the Tea Party Nation. Swier was responding to a report from a Florida group that showed that “77% of all bullying... [ Read more → ]

Carl Paladino: NY gubernatorial candidate warns of homosexual ‘brainwashing’

Monday, October 11, 2010
Carl Paladino, the Republican candidate for governor of New York, is under siege by both conservatives and Democrats for saying that he did not want his children "brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality" was an acceptable option. [ Read more → ]
Sen. Jim DeMint

Sen. Jim DeMint reaffirms position that gays are unfit to teach in public schools

Monday, October 4, 2010
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), an emerging Tea Party hero, told a crowd of supporters in South Carolina Friday that he will continue to recruit like-minded Conservatives across the nation to run for Congress and pastors to join the fight to “take our country back.” [ Read more → ]

Montana Tea Party ousts chief over anti-gay comment posted on Facebook

Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The head of a Montana Tea Party group has been ousted from the organization following a controversial exchange on his Facebook page that appeared to condone violence against gays. [ Read more → ]

Senate hopeful Sharron Angle: no gay rights, no gay adoptions

Saturday, August 7, 2010
Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Sharron Angle believes the clergy should be allowed to endorse candidates from the pulpit and opposes laws allowing gays and lesbians to adopt children, according to a questionnaire obtained by The Associated Press. [ Read more → ]

‘Tea Party’ protesters hurl racial, anti-gay epithets at lawmakers

Saturday, March 20, 2010
Tea Party health care protesters showed their true colors Saturday, hurling racial slurs at black lawmakers and anti-gay epithets at openly gay congressman Barney Frank. [...] [ Read more → ]
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