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

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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.

Watch Graham spew his vicious hate in the guise of religion, AFTER THE JUMP...

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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."


Irish Catholic Priest Calls For Yes Vote In Marriage Equality Referendum: VIDEO

A priest in the west of Ireland has broken ranks with the Catholic church's anti-gay agenda by announcing that he will vote in favor of May’s marriage equality referendum, reports IrishCentral.

Igg o'donovanLimerick-based Iggy O’Donovan (right) wrote in the Irish Times that he will vote on the grounds of “respect for the freedom of others who differ from us.”

O’Donovan explained that churches “have views, ideals and laws about the family, and they quite properly teach their members about those views… But when we become legislators, as we do when we vote in referendums, we legislate as citizens for all our fellow citizens.”

He continued:

“It is possible to have deep and passionately-held convictions without seeking to have those convictions imposed by the state on fellow citizens who do not share them….Respect for the freedom of others who differ from us is part and parcel of the faith we profess. For these and for other reasons I will be voting Yes.”

The priest’s comments came the day after the homophobic Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran told broadcaster Chris O’Donoghue that gay couples with children “are not parents." In the same interview, Doran compared homosexuality with down syndrome and spina bifida.

You can listen to the full interview with Doran or read a transcript.

Watch Irish grandparents Brighid and Paddy join the #VoteWithUs campaign in support of same-sex marriage, AFTER THE JUMP...

 

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Pat Robertson Advises Mother To Treat Gay Son Like A ‘Drug Addict’ - VIDEO

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Former Southern Baptist Minister Pat Robertson answered a question on his 700 Club show from a mother asking Robertson for advice on how she can convert her atheist gay son to Christianity. Robertson advised that she treat her son like a "drug addict," and to not "enable," him in his "lifestyle," yet in the same sentence asked her to tell her son that she and God loves him and that the bond between both of them has not severed.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP

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LGBT Activists Protest Outside Michigan Church Where Pastor Compared Gays To Axe Murderers

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LGBT activists picketed a Michigan church for a second consecutive week on Sunday in response to the pastor's recent remarks comparing gays to axe murderers. 

EcholsPastor Clint Echols (right), of First Baptist Church in Zeeland, drew the comparison two weeks ago during a sermon about the need for the congregation to clarify its beliefs about marriage and sexuality by passing an amendment to its constitution, according to MLive.com

In the address to church members, Echols speaks about the attack on marriage between a man and a woman, framing homosexuality as a lifestyle choice that can be discovered at any point in a person's life.

"It's an internal compass and a person can discover their sexuality at any moment...oh wait a second, I'm gay, I'm bisexual, I want to change my gender, these things, and that's being true to themselves and being true to their internal compass " Echols says.

"For instance on another, a completely other playing field, if tomorrow I woke up because I have this internal compass that's telling me what truth is. Tomorrow, if I wake up and say, well, I think I'm an axe murderer, now I'm an axe murderer, would you be happy with that? Would you agree? Would you want me to follow that internal compass?"

The sermon prompted Zeeland resident Daniel Vanderley to launch a petition and organize protests outside the church last Sunday and today. Last Sunday, the protesters held Westboro Baptist Church-style signs (above) "to highlight the equal nature of vitriol" between the two congregations, according to Vanderley. 

WXMI-TV reports:  

“Living in a time where it’s hard enough to come out as a gay, in a community where it’s difficult enough to be gay, that to compare that to being an axe murderer does rise to the level of hate speech,” Vanderley told FOX 17 by phone Friday.

“They are breaking ‘love thy neighbor as thyself’ and in the process they’re putting in the minds of the kids who go to that church that being gay is not acceptable.”

Despite the backlash, MLive.com reports that Pastor Echols isn't backing down from his statements: 

Echols, the church pastor, said in his sermon the proposed amendment isn't hate speech, but rather God's word. He said "this vitriol we are facing as the church of Jesus Christ is because there are people who hate God."

"We're a church that tries to uphold the word of God in grace and in truth," Echols said by phone. "We will continue to honor God's word as a church with malice toward no one and love toward all."

Listen to a portion of the sermon and watch WXMI-TV's report, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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End-Times Rabbi: U.S. Faces God's Wrath If Supreme Court Lifts Ban On Same-Sex Marriage - VIDEO

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End Times preacher Jonathan Cahn (above, left) has said apocalyptic calamities are in store if the Supreme Court strikes down the remaining state bans on same-sex marriage, reports Right Wing Watch.

Cahn, a messianic rabbi who has linked LGBT rights to the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, was talking to the editor of birther wingnut rag WorldNetDaily at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRT) convention.

He connected the possibility of a future with marriage equality throughout the U.S. with the 1973 ruling on abortion rights, saying:

“Within one month of Roe v. Wade, that Supreme Court decision with abortion, the financial realm collapsed, led to a global recession, the same year America lost its first war in modern history or ever in Vietnam.”

Watch Cahn’s fear-mongering nonsense, AFTER THE JUMP...

Not to be outdone in the wingnut competition, wannabe HGTV stars Jason and David Benham told the NRT convention that the cure for homosexuality is baseball tickets.

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