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New Jersey Sued For Refusing To Allow ‘8THEIST’ License Plate

by David Badash ● 12:02 PM April 18, 2014
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One New Jersey driver wanted to have “8THEIST” printed on their plates. The State of New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission refused.

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Video: Westboro Protests Derrick Gordon At UMass, But Massive Student Turnout Mocks The Haters

by David Badash ● 3:42 PM April 17, 2014
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1500 UMASS students out-protested 5 members of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, by mocking them. The WBC was protesting Derrick Gordon, and the students weren’t having it.

Discrimination

Gays Are Gay Because They ‘Were Sexually Molested When They Were Children’ Says Top Baptist

by David Badash ● 5:03 PM April 16, 2014
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One of the most powerful Southern Baptist leaders, Richard Land, just suggested children become gay because gay people rape them.

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President Obama Surprises Gay Bishop With An Invitation To Lead A Prayer

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:50 AM April 15, 2014
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President Obama surprised openly gay bishop Gene Robinson by inviting him to close the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast with an off-the-cuff prayer.

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Did Accused KKK White Supremacist Murderer Also Kill Three Gay Men? (Video)

by David Badash ● 8:46 AM April 15, 2014
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Accused murderer in Sunday’s Kansas City slayings implicated in 1987 hate crime murders of three gay men.

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Christian Bible On Its Way To Becoming The Official State Book Of Louisiana

by David Badash ● 4:11 PM April 14, 2014
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Louisiana’s nickname is the Bayou State. Its motto is “Union, Justice and Confidence.” And if Louisiana state lawmakers get their way, the official state book will be the Holy Bible.

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Pope Francis Apologizes For Pedophile Priests

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:49 AM April 11, 2014
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This morning, while meeting with officials from the International Catholic Child Bureau, Pope Francis surprised the group by apologizing for the sexual abuse perpetrated by Catholic priests on children.

Bigotry Watch

Mike Huckabee: Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Not ‘On The Right Side Of The Bible’

by David Badash ● 11:53 AM April 9, 2014
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“I’m not against anybody. I’m really not. I’m not a hater. I’m not homophobic,” Huckabee claims.

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Fox News: ‘Christians Have Officially Become Second-Class Citizens’

by David Badash ● 3:29 PM April 8, 2014
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New York City is “bullying Christians,” and “Christians have officially become second-class citizens in the nation’s largest city,” Starnes says. Really, Mr. Starnes?

Discrimination

Duck Dynasty Family Values Tea Party Congressman Caught Cheating On His Wife

by David Badash ● 8:51 AM April 8, 2014
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If Louisiana U.S. Congressman Vance McAllister didn’t mention his “family values” and religion in every campaign ad he ran, and if he didn’t claim, “I am running for U.S. Congress to ensure our conservative and Louisiana values are protected” on the front page of his campaign website, perhaps this story would be buried.

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Watch: Westboro Baptist Church Chased Out Of Oklahoma Town By 2000 Citizens, Bikers

by David Badash ● 12:25 PM April 7, 2014
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The Westboro Baptist Church thought Moore, Oklahoma would be a good place to spread their messages of hate yesterday, but they were wrong.

Discrimination

Breaking: Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Iconic Anti-Gay Photographer Case

by David Badash ● 10:05 AM April 7, 2014
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The Supreme Court just announced it is refusing to hear the New Mexico case, Elane Photography v. Willock.

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Watch: Melissa Harris-Perry Slams Mississippi Gov. For Signing Anti-Gay Law

by David Badash ● 9:32 AM April 7, 2014
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Here’s Melissa Harris-Perry’s letter to Mississippi’s Governor Phil Bryant, who last week was all too quick to sign an anti-LGBT, pro-discrimination bill into law.

Discrimination

Mississippi Governor Has Now Signed Not One But Two Anti-Gay ‘Religious Freedom’ Bills Into Law

by David Badash ● 6:08 PM April 3, 2014
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Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant today signed the anti-gay Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law. But that’s not the only “religious freedom” bill Bryant has signed.