AFA's Bryan Fischer Says 'Intolerant Big Gay Bullies' are Trying to 'Go Ahmadinejad' on Chick-Fil-A: VIDEO
American Family Association mouthpiece Bryan Fischer calls his right-wing soldiers to action against the "intolerant" gays who are bullying Chick-Fil-A, Right Wing Watch reports:
Tolerance is not in their vocabulary. They have no tolerance for those who support the institution of the natural family. None, zip, zero. They have no room in their so-called ‘diversity world’ for people who believe in natural marriage. They claim to be all about diversity, but there is no room in their world for anybody that believes in traditional moral values. They’re absolutely intolerant and they have no room, they’re anti-diversity.
So I’m talking about this with regard specifically to Chick-fil-A. And I am pointing out specifically that the bullies at Big Gay are coming after Chick-fil-A. They’re trying to take them out, they’re trying to obliterate them, they’re trying to go Ahmadinejad on Chick-fil-A, they want them wiped off the face of the map. Let’s make it our goal to buy out every chicken sandwich that Chick-fil-A makes on August 1. Let’s have them run out of chickens, let’s send them out behind the restaurant with an ax to cut the heads off of more chickens to feed people because they’re selling so many chicken sandwiches.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
Glee actor Grant Gustin has given up on Chick-Fil-A for its anti-gay worldview.
Tweeted a disgusted Gustin today: "I'm officially done with Chick-fil-A. Your food is not good enough to take from a bunch of ass holes."
Massachusetts Attorney General Asks Supreme Court to Uphold Appeals Court Decision Striking Down DOMA
Another request for the Supreme Court to consider a case challenging DOMA was filed today, by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, Reuters reports:
"The Defense of Marriage Act is a discriminatory and unconstitutional law that harms thousands of families in Massachusetts and takes away our state's right to extend marriage equality to all couples," Coakley said in a statement. "It is our firm conviction that in order to truly achieve marriage equality, all couples must enjoy the same rights and protections under both state and federal law."
Coakley's 37-page brief asked the nation's highest court to uphold the decision that found denying federal benefits to married same-sex couples was unconstitutional.
The brief said that the state "normally would oppose further review in order to ensure that the judgment takes effect as soon as possible" but added that "the Commonwealth recognizes that DOMA's unconstitutionality is a question of national significance."
"It is important that the Court address the matter in a case that presents the full complement of DOMA's constitutional infirmities," the brief said.
Judge Joseph Tauro (a Nixon appointee!) ruled DOMA to be in violation of the 10th Amendment, the amendment guaranteeing states' rights, in July 2010.
Coakley's filing today was in response to a June 29 filing by Rep. John Boehner and his fellow Republicans on the GOP-controlled House Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group, which petitioned the Supreme Court to rule on a First Circuit Court decision upholding the ruling striking DOMA down.
Wisconsin State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa came out as bisexual in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Gay Politics reports:
“It has always been my goal in office to be transparent and honest with my constituents. But before the primary in 2010, I didn’t have the valor and courage to come out. I feel remiss that I didn’t come out then."
Zamarippa said that she came out because she felt a need to be a role model for young people:
She said as a young woman in her 20s, she didn’t even feel safe enough to write about her bisexuality in her personal journal. “When Ellen (DeGeneres) came out that was when I felt I could write in my journal about it,” she said.
It’s also more difficult to come out as the “B” in the LGBT acronym, which stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, she said.
“It’s tough for people to wrap their minds around that, but it is a reality and the truth,” she said.
At 36, Zamarripa said she remains single and secure in her identity. “It’s part of my life, like being a south sider and the only Hispanic in the Legislature, and I’m happy to share it with my constituents.”
Maine's Press Herald makes note of a large donation to Maine marriage equality efforts:
Singer's $150,000 donation to the Freedom to Marry PAC was noted in Monday's story about Republican politicians who have decided to join the effort to legalize same-sex effort in Maine. However, the billionaire hedge fund manager's involvement in the Maine effort is noteworthy for a few reasons.
Singer is perhaps best known for his support of Republican candidates. A recent New York Times story noted that Singer, who runs the firm Elliott Management in New York City, raised $5 million dollars for presidential hopeful Mitt Romney during a single fundraiser.
But Singer, whose son and son-in-law are gay, is also known for supporting same-sex marriage efforts in other states and he has spent close to $10 million to advance the cause. Singer has given $1 million to the American Unity PAC, a new super PAC designed to encourage Republican candidates to support same-sex marriage. Campaign finance laws also shields the identities of donors to the PAC.
Earlier today, I noted the formation of Republicans United for Marriage, a new GOP group consisting of 20 Maine lawmakers who support marriage equality.
Batman helps the healing process...