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Anti-Gay Activists Voice Extreme Opinions At NOM 'March For Marriage' in Revealing HRC Video: WATCH

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Last Saturday, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) held a “March for Marriage” in Washington, D.C., rallying opponents of marriage equality before marching them to the Supreme Court.

Senator Ruben Diaz - the only Democrat who opposed marriage equality in the New York Senate - was the only elected lawmaker who spoke at the event but he was ably assisted by the likes of Rev. Erick Salgado and Peter LaBarbera from Americans For The Truth About Homosexuality.

Human Rights Campaign asked a number of NOM supporters why they are so adamantly against marriage equality.

The reasons given range from typically mundane (one man says "nature is nature" but admits he's not quite sure what that means, a woman is convinced that "marriage is one man and one woman") to seriously worrying (gay people are choosing to go against god and bringing about the destruction of American).

Canada and Mexico would appear to be safe for now.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Anti-Gay Activist Bill Whatcott Leaves Canada To Bring Hate To The Philippines: VIDEO

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Anti-gay Christian activist Bill Whatcott has moved to the Philippines after claiming that he was forced to leave Canada.

Last year, Whatcott and fellow wingnut Peter LaBarbera were arrested at the University of Regina, Canada for displaying materials the university described as "graphic" and against the institution’s policy.

Whatcott was also sued after he claimed that LGBT activists were trying to recruit children via the public school system.

Praising his good works in the name of god, Whatcott said:

“My ministry to Canada has come to an end, at least for the foreseeable future. Now, I am in the Philippines with my wife.

“I have pretty much given the last quarter century of my life to fighting for a Judeo Christian vision for Canada, especially in the areas of life, sexuality and family.

“While the path I chose was somewhat controversial, devastating to my secular career prospects in Canada, and indeed a path that rendered me a pariah in the eyes of many, I am quite happy with some of what I accomplished.   

“My efforts in defending Canada against the homosexual onslaught has been less successful in my view, perhaps more costly on a personal level, though these efforts have not been completely in vain.”

Whatcott estimates he handed out at least half a million anti-gay fliers in Canada since 2002. This material claimed that public schools were enabling the “recruitment” of children. One pamphlet said that children would be taught “how wonderful it is for two men to sodomize each other.”

Watch The Daily Show rip the piss out of Whatcott in 2012, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Hate Group Coalition Calls For Boycott Of 'Homosexuality-affirming' Anti-Bullying 'Day Of Silence': VIDEO

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A group of anti-gay activists and listed hate group members are calling for parents to keep their children out of school on this year’s anti-bullying “Day of Silence” campaign, reports Right Wing Watch.

6a00d8341c730253ef01b7c71806dd970b-piThe call to action was published by hate group Illinois Family Institute and was signed by homophobes including Penny Nance, Matt Barber, Peter Labarbera of Americans for the Truth About Homosexuality, the particularly vile Scott Lively, Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver and others.

According to this nasty group of people who are obsessed with homosexuality, the “Day of Silence” on April 17 aims to “indoctrinate 16-year-olds” and is “the queen of all the numerous homosexuality-affirming activities that take place in public schools.”

The particularly nasty post reads in part:

“The Day of Silence...started in one university and then like a cancer metastasized to thousands of high schools, and then into middle schools. Before long it will take place in elementary schools. Leftists know that it’s easier to indoctrinate 16-year-olds than 36-year-olds and easier still to indoctrinate 6-year-olds.

“If it were solely about eradicating bullying, everyone—liberals and conservatives alike—would support it. But it’s not.

“The Day of Silence exploits government schools, captive audiences, and anti-bullying sentiment to advance the Left’s social, moral, and political beliefs and goals. [Event organizer Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network] seeks to advance the belief that all public expressions of moral disapproval of homosexual activity are bullying.

“A coalition of pro-family organizations is once again urging parents to keep their children home from school on the Day of Silence if their school administrations will be allowing students to politicize instructional time by refusing to speak.

“We must demonstrate the boldness and perseverance of the Left if we hope to stop the relentless appropriation of public education for the promotion of homosexuality.”

Listen to Mission America's Linda Harvey explain why it's perfectly reasonably to discriminate against and bully vulnerable LGBT teens, AFTER THE JUMP...

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FOX News' Bret Baier: I Pulled Out of Anti-Gay Catholic Conference Because It Doesn't 'Line Up With the Loving Church I Know'

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As we've been reporting, the rabidly anti-gay Catholic group Legatus found itself at the center of a controversy after activist and Good As You blogger Jeremy Hooper highlighted the extreme and disturbing views held by the organization including labeling same-sex attraction as a disorder and recommending conversion therapy. As a result, three individuals slated to headline the group's annual conference, actor Gary Sinise, Fox News anchor Bret Baier and MoltonCoors Chair Pete Coors all pulled out of the event. 

At the time of Baiers' withdrawal, Fox News released a statement saying Baier "was unaware" of anti-gay articles published by Legatus' magazine or "the controversy surrounding them.” 

Now, in an email addressed to hatemonger Peter La Barbera of Americans for the Truth About Homosexuality, Baier confirms that while Fox did ask him to pull out of the event, he also backed out due to his own views on sexual orientation and faith, views that for Baier are diametrically opposed to Legatus':

I pulled out of the speech at Fox’s request — because of the controversy surrounding some of these articles and editorials that have been published in the Legatus magazine [...]

I am a lifelong mass attending Catholic – I’m a lector at my parish. I consider myself to be in line with my Church on most things. This isn’t about me.. but, describing homosexuality as a ‘disorder’ and talking about ways to ‘cure’ people from it – does not seem to line up with the loving, accepting Church that I know. Nor does it match up with how Pope Francis has talked about the issue recently. 

I couldn’t speak because of that – I don’t wish the group any harm, but after Gary Sinise pulled out.. as a newsman, Fox agreed that I could not be surrounded by that controversy… as much as I would have loved to have talked about my book, my faith, and my son’s battle with congenital heart disease. 

That is the truth. 

I hope you and others can understand. If not.. I wish you well with your viewing. 

Peter LaBarbera meanwhile was none too pleased with Baier's response, blasting Fox News for "directly [financing] and [sponsoring] pro-”gay” media events that promote homosexual behavior and ideology–including same-sex 'marriage'–condemned by the Catholic Church." 

[h/t Jeremy Hooper]


Janet Mefferd and Peter LaBarbera Whine Anti-gay Bigots Are Being Forced Into The Closet For Their Beliefs: LISTEN

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Speaking with conservative talk show host Janet Mefferd, Peter LaBarbera, the head of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, lamented what he sees as a growing trend of anti-gay right-wingers being “forced into the closet.” In particular Mefferd and LaBarbera’s conversation focused on Kelvin Cochran, a former Atlanta fire chief, who was fired after self-publishing his homophobic theology primer “Who Told You That You Were Naked?”

Labarbera“It’s kind of like what Michael Brown said,” Mefferd lamented, paraphrasing the noted wingnut. “What they want is to shove us in the closet now.”

Have yourself a chuckle and listen to Mefferd and LaBarbera’s discussion AFTER THE JUMP...

[via Right Wing Watch]

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Anti-Gay Activist Calls On GOP Governors To Deploy National Guards To Stop Same-Sex Marriage

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Sensing an inevitable, ultimate defeat in the federal courts, a leading anti-gay activist is calling on Republican governors to do everything in their power to prevent same-sex marriage — including deployment of their National Guards to county clerks' offices to stop licenses from being issued. 

Rght-wing news site WND reports that Randy Thomasson, president of the Campaign for Children and Families and SaveCalifornia.com, believes Republican governors in states with marriage amendments are being too soft in defending the bans. Thomasson says the standard approach of appealing pro-equality rulings to higher federal courts and issuing press releases in support of man-woman marriage simply isn't good enough. 

In a lettter to the leaders of "pro-family" groups across the country last week, Thomasson implored them to demand that GOP governors go further:  

Each governor also has an administration that serves his/her pleasure that is in charge of the state’s marriage forms (licenses and applications) that county clerks use. And each governor is authorized to call out his/her state's militia or National Guard to enforce written laws and maintain public order against foreign and domestic enemies. ... 

In view of the current crisis on marriage, a constitutional governor can and should do the following:

• Announce he took an oath to obey the constitution, not to obey a judge’s unconstitutional opinion.

• Announce that no homosexual “marriage” licenses will be issues, and no county clerk is permitted to issue marriage licenses to anyone other than a qualified man and woman.

• Utilize the support of the state attorney general (if that constitutional officer is willing to stand alongside) or use the state’s National Guard to enforce the law at county clerk’s offices.

Thomasson has posted contact info for the 31 governors in states where voters approved marriage amendments, and the WND story singles out several of them — including Oklahoma's Mary Fallon, Wisconsin's Scott Walker and Florida's Rick Scott — for capitulating too easily:    

“It’s worse than criminal, because criminals usually hurt one person at a time, but the governors, if they betray the people by their cowardice in the face of a constitutional crisis, then they hurt many people by being AWOL,” he said. “The casualties will be the children. These Republican governors, by their own actions, are telling impressionable boys and girls ‘you can aspire to have a same-sex marriage for yourselves.’

“We have self-professing pro-family, conservative governors who are actually responsible for permitting homosexual marriages in their own states,” Thomasson continued. 

Last November, the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer wrote a column in which he made similar demands. Thomasson also has the backing of Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, who told WND he believes a governor who heeds their advice would become a hero:   

Labarbera“Standing up to these courts would, I think, be good politics on the right. I would love to see it happen,” LaBarbera told WND. “It’s a difference between being a politician and being a statesman. I think if someone stood up to the homosexual lobby and the courts, they would achieve hero status. We keep waiting for someone and it, unfortunately, never happens." 

As ridiculous as these anti-gay bigots sound, they have their share of supporters among Republican lawmakers, particularly in Southern states where marriage equality hasn't arrived. As we reported last week, a Texas Republican has filed a bill that would declare the state sovereign on the issue of same-sex marriage. It will be interesting to see whether that bill or a similar one in another state passes, and whether a governor decides to become the new George Wallace


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