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Creationist Group: Bans On 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Harm Young People - VIDEO

St discovery instituteSpeaking at an event hosted by the Heritage Foundation on Monday, John G West (right) from creationist organization the Discovery Institute spoke out in favor of "ex-gay" therapy, Right Wing Watch reports.

The Heritage Foundation aims “to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.”

"Ex-gay" therapy has been denounced by the medical community and banned in Washington, D.C., California, and New Jersey.

In a speech mostly devoted to attacking evolution, West took time out to claim that LGBT rights advocates are harming young people by placing limits on conversion therapy and pushing “preposterous” claims about sexual orientation.

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AFA Warns SCOTUS in Full Page 'Washington Post' Ad: Remember That God Invented Marriage

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Anti-gay group American Family Association (AFA) yesterday took out a full-page ad in the Washington Post to remind the Supreme Court that God is solely responsible for the creation, management and administration of marriage, reports right wing Christian news website OneNewsNow.

The AFA admonishes the highest court of the law in the United States to "remember whose idea [marriage] was in the first place.”

6a00d8341c730253ef013488e2f88d970c-800wiAFA president Tim Wildmon (right) - who has something of an obsession with military men taking showers - said:

"First of all, the U.S. Constitution does not address marriage; so it's left to the states to decide definitions for marriage – and the states have spoken.

“[Marriage has] forever been one man/one woman and it forever will be one man/one woman – according to nature, according to God, according to the Bible, and according to most religious traditions.”

The ad itself is pure right-wing scaremongering at its best, suggesting that marriage equality will be harmful to children and could bring on Armageddon:

“Will you bend what God designed merely to suit the desires of man, knowing that you do so at the expense of children, perhaps even civilization itself?

“[Supporters of same-sex marriage] would say by such a decision that mothers and fathers together are no longer relevant in the lives of children, and that religious expression about the sanctity and purpose of marriage would now become illicit.”

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Delaware Lesbian Couple First To Be Jointly Ordained By Presbyterian Church: VIDEO

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A lesbian couple made history last weekend when they became the first to be ordained jointly as ministers by the Presbyterian Church (USA), reports NBC.

The joint ordination of Holly Clark-Porter (above left) and Kaci Clark-Porter (above right) took place on Sunday at First & Central Presbyterian Church, Delaware.

Last week, the Presbyterian Church (USA) voted to change its official definition of marriage to include same-sex unions.

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Dolce & Gabbana Backtrack (Again!) on Same-Sex Parenting, Claim to 'Love Gay Adoption' - VIDEO


Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have continued the damage limitation battle with an appearance on CNN - but failed to apologize for their controversial comments on “non-traditional families.”

The controversy began last week when the Italian Catholic designers said that "the only family is the traditional one" and that children born through in vitro fertilization were "synthetic.”

Following worldwide criticism and a call for a boycott by Elton John, Martina Navratilova and others, the former couple attempted to whitewash their comments.

Dolce said:

"I respect all the world, all the culture. I believe in the traditional family. It is impossible to change my culture for something different. You think what you think….I believe in the tradition of family.”

Gabbana added:

"We love gay couple. We are gay. We love gay couple. We love gay adoption. We love everything. It's just an express of my private point of view.”

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Franklin Graham Urges Bigot Conference To 'Not Shut Up' In War On Gay Rights: VIDEO


Held in Orlando, Florida last weekend, the Awakening Conference was a veritable who’s who of hate groups and anti-gay bigots coming together because they are “united by love for our country’s freedom and our faith in Christ.”

This year’s theme was “Rebuilding The Wall.” It’s not clear what the wall represents but given that speakers included Mat Staver, the frankly ridiculous Benham Brothers and Janet Boynes we can safely assume it’s a giant fence of ignorant bigotry holding back a growing tide of common sense and acceptance.

Right Wing Watch reports that the best received speaker was Franklin Graham (above), son of hate speaker Billy.

Demonstrating that this small group of vicious homophobe Christians just hate gay people, Graham Junior railed against pastors and churches for giving up on condemning homosexuality:

“Let me tell you something. A lot of pastors have quit preaching against homosexuality. You know why? I’ll tell you why. Because they are afraid that there may be some man or woman in the congregation whose son or daughter is gay.

“Don’t shut up, guys. You don’t shut up. If the people that are coming after you, ‘yak, yak, yak,’ and they want to run you out of church, then let them run you out of church. Go to another church, let them have that church. I’ll tell you what, God will bless you and he’ll honor you if you speak up and you tell the truth.

“There’s a battle to fight. And the battle, listen, it’s not against flesh and blood, all right? This is a spiritual battle. We’re fighting Satan and his demons and let me tell you something, they have got their way into government, they have got their way into every level of our government.”

Last year, old charmer Graham praised Vladimir Putin for his moral treatment of homosexuals as pedophiles and said that gay people don't "adopt" children so much as "recruit" them.

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Canadian Gay Teen's Father Describes Son's Coming Out As 'Worse Than Death'

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A Canadian gay teenager has received an outpouring of support online after he posted screenshots in which his father allegedly described the news of his son’s coming out as “worse than death,” reports The Independent.

The screenshots of messages, which 15-year-old Tyler says his father sent via Facebook, say the teen had brought “shame and embarrassment” on his family and should “stay away.”

Screen Shot 2015-03-18 at 10.00.57The messages continued:

"You embarrass me from all the people I knew. I'm going to puke. Whatever you do it reflects on me. People will ridicule me, insult me, and I might turn out to be a criminal. I have enough of all this b******t.

"You are trying to ruin me. This is worse than death.

"You f**k!!!

"We took care of you since you were a baby. We loved you, took care of you when you’re sick. Lost many days and nights in all your fifteen years. Now this is what we get in return, shame and embarrassment.

"'If only you didn't reject God and His teachings in your life you could have been strong enough to stay from evil and scum that surrounds you.

"Stay away."

Of his father’s unbelievable reaction, Tyler wrote:

"My dad’s reaction to me coming out. Can’t even say it to my face.

"This is terrible please find someone in your life who cares, they’re there I promise.

"This physically hurts to read wow."

However, Tyler has received support from people on social media who have shared and commented on his story.

Screen Shot 2015-03-18 at 10.01.17Although Tyler’s mother and sisters have been supportive, he has not spoken to his father since the homophobic tirade.

"I haven't heard from my father at all. I moved out to my aunts' house a few weeks after he sent the messages.

"He sent them a week after I came out during December, and I haven't spoken to him since then. The rest of my family were kind of blown away by how much attention [the screenshots] have drawn.

"I initially just posted them in anger and disappointment to my Tumblr blog because that is usually where I vent and rant about stuff. I never thought that it was going to [escalate] like this."


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