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Bigotry Watch

Religious Right Icon’s ‘Irrefutable’ Anti-Gay Claims Slammed By PolitiFact

by David Badash ● 1:58 PM April 23, 2014
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The anti-gay claims of one of the brand names of the religious right have just gotten slammed by Politifact’s PunditFact researchers.

News

Breaking: Archbishop’s Damning Testimony On Child Sex Abuse Released (Video, Transcript)

by David Badash ● 5:00 PM April 22, 2014
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The archbishop of Minneapolis and St. Paul finally testified in a four-hour court deposition on April 2 about his role in managing child sex abuse cases, and his comments can only be described as damning.

Bigotry Watch

Tony Perkins, Wielding Increasing Influence Over GOP, Roadblocks Moderation Toward Marriage

by David Badash ● 9:52 AM April 22, 2014
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Perkins and his FRC predecessor, Gary Bauer, both shoulders-deep in Republican theocratic Christian evangelical politics, are fighting back against GOP efforts to support same-sex marriage, hard.

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Christian Homeschooling Activist Who Made This Movie Is Running For Lt. Gov.

by David Badash ● 5:00 PM April 21, 2014
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A Tea Party Republican running to become the Lt. Governor of South Carolina says that public schools are the “enemy” of Christians.

News

Franklin Graham Cries, ‘Christians Being Attacked’ After Saying Gays ‘Recruit’ Kids For Sex

by David Badash ● 1:12 PM April 21, 2014
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Franklin Graham slams the “entertainment industry, especially in certain segments of the news media,” and claims, “Christians are being attacked,” as he issues ugly attacks on gay people.

Bigotry Watch

Watch: Evangelicals Franklin Graham And Ralph Reed Bash Gays For Easter (Video)

by David Badash ● 9:21 AM April 21, 2014
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For Easter, ABC News’ “This Week” hosted three top evangelical Christian leaders who spent a good portion of the segment obsessing over homosexuality, bashing gay people, and lying about same-sex couples raising children.

News

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.

Bigotry Watch

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.

News

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.