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Indiana University President Attacks State's 'License To Discriminate' Law: VIDEO

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Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie has issued a statement attacking the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was recently signed into law in Indiana, reports Indiana University Newsroom.

McRobbie’s statement reads in part:

"The recent passage of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act has brought significant negative attention to the state of Indiana throughout the nation and indeed the world, because the law is widely viewed as signaling an unwelcoming and discriminatory atmosphere in our state.

20120919-223190-college-tours-where-to-eat-near-indiana-university-logo"For its part, Indiana University remains steadfast in our longstanding commitment to value and respect the benefits of a diverse society. It is a fundamental core value of our culture at Indiana University and one that we cherish.

"To that end, Indiana University will recruit, hire, promote, educate and provide services to persons without regard to their age, race, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. Equally importantly, we will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of any of these same factors.

"These are not merely words written in a policy and soon forgotten. These are core values by which every member of the Indiana University community is expected to treat his or her fellow colleagues, students and visitors.

"I want to reassure the entire Indiana University community, including our students, faculty, staff and alumni, that each and every one of you is welcome and appreciated for the unique qualities that you bring to our community. We are all better as a result of our shared experiences, as different as those experiences in life may have been."

At a press conference yesterday, Indiana's GOP leaders attempted to calm the growing backlash against the law. Subaru of America, which has a major automotive plant in Indiana, issued a statement condemning the law while Stephen King attacked it as “dog turd.”

Watch Chris Cuomo rip into hate group Family Research Council’s Peter Sprigg over the Indiana law, AFTER THE JUMP

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Chris Cuomo Tears Into Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg Over Indiana's Discriminatory 'Religious Freedom' Law: VIDEO

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First Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, then retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, and now Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg.

Chris Cuomo is definitely on a roll. 

On CNN this morning, Cuomo and Sprigg duked it out over Indiana's new "religious freedom" law, with Cuomo asking point blank:

"What is it about someone being gay or someone wanting to marry someone of the same sex — what is there in that that is keeping you from being the Christian you want to be?"

During the discussion, Cuomo also made sure audiences were aware of Sprigg and his hate organization's insane views on homosexuality

At the end of the segment, Cuomo challenged Pence to come on the show and defend the new law. 

Watch the fireworks, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Family Research Council Blames Dan Savage For Racist OU Fraternity Chant: AUDIO

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Anti-gay listed hate group Family Research Council (FRC) has blamed “nemesis” Dan Savage for University of Oklahoma fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s racist chanting, reports Right Wing Watch

Although FRC Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell (above) and Vice President Peter Sprigg welcomed the fact that students of different races have come together to denounce the fraternity, Blackwell said that Savage is “a guy that’s responsible for the coarsening of civil discussion and conversation being celebrated, at a time when there are knuckleheads who are still spewing from their lips the sort of nonsense that we’ve heard from these fraternity members."

Listen, AFTER THE JUMP

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Former New England Patriots Player Craig James Says Same-Sex Marriage Is The Work Of Satan: LISTEN

Former New England Patriots player Craig James has said that sports teams urging the Supreme Court to legalize same sex marriage is the work of Satan, reports OutSports.

6a00d8341c730253ef01b7c7203bd7970b-800wiAlong with San Francisco Giants, Tampa Bay Rays, other sports franchises and 379 businesses, the Patriots have signed onto an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to provide for marriage equality.

Speaking on the "Washington Watch" radio program, hosted by Family Research Council leader Tony Perkins, James said “if I were a current player in that locker room and my livelihood depended on me being quiet or losing it because of my belief system, I worry, I wonder. So, that’s Satan working on us.”

James is no stranger to anti-gay vitriol. In 2013, he was fired from Fox Sports after a video emerged of him making anti-gay comments during an unsuccessful run for in the Texas GOP Primary for U.S. Senate.

Listen to the interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Family Research Council Plans Another Anti-Gay Hatefest In Houston Next Week

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For the second time in four months, the Family Research Council will host an anti-gay hatefest at a Houston megachurch next week. 

Back in November, FRC staged an "I Stand Sunday" rally in response to the city of Houston's decision to subpoena the sermons of pastors as part of its defense of an Equal Rights Ordinance. 

SummitNext week's two-day event, the "National Stand Summit," reportedly is designed exclusively for pastors and will be held at the same venue, Grace Community Church. Speakers at the National Stand Summit will include GOP presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee, reality TV star Josh Duggar, Fox News commentator Todd Starnes, FRC President Tony Perkins, FRC radio host Craig James and fired Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, among others.  

The event is being promoted by the US Pastor Council, which led opposition to Equal Rights Ordinances in Houston and Plano. In both cases, the cities rejected the Pastor Council's petitions seeking to overturn the ordinances. In Houston, the Pastor Council filed suit, and that case is pending. 

 


Anti-gay Conservatives Latching On To Regnerus-esque Flawed Study About Same-Sex Parenting

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Because who cares about scientific rigor in the search for facts when you can just mimic a famously flawed study to produce the results you want? Not Donald Paul Sullins, a Catholic priest and sociology professor at Catholic University of America. Sullins is a fellow of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute, a project of the Family Research Council, and a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, so objectivity in his research is already on extremely unstable ground.

Sullins pulled data from the National Health Interview Survey from 1997-2013 to determine whether or not gay couples make good parents. Unsurprisingly, Sullins' results drew him to the conclusion that same-sex parents are unfit, despite the fact that Mark Regnerus - who oversaw Sullins' study - created a study that was flawed to the point of uselessness and a separate, more reliable study in Australia found the opposite.

Think Progress dismantles Sullins' study piece by piece, pointing out the myriad of flaws present, including the oh-so-small detail that Sullins has no information about whether or not the couples in the data he pulled were actually married, or that somehow according to Sullins' study gay couples are significantly worse for the upbringing of a child than a single parent.

Stand by for this study to be heralded far and wide as proof of the inferiority of gays for a while, or at least until Sullins gets caught in a scandal of some kind.


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