March 2013

Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 03/26/2013, 4:33pm
Equality Matters: Meet The Speakers Behind The Anti-Equality Supreme Court Rally. Steve Benen @ The Maddow Blog: Alito's provocative question. Towleroad: Mike Huckabee: Evangelicals Will 'Take a Walk' if GOP Supports Marriage Equality. Noah Rothman @ Mediaite: RNC Chairman Reince Priebus To GOP: Don’t ‘Act Like Old Testament Heretics’ On Gay Marriage. Igor Volsky @ Think Progress: OOPS: Fox News Peddles Conspiracy Theory It Already Debunked. David Edwards @ Raw Story: Tennessee lawmakers upset by mop sink that could be for Muslim foot... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 03/26/2013, 4:30pm
Bryan Fischer says "the fact that we are in court at all [on DOMA and Prop 8] is already a defeat for the Constitution and the American principle of self-governance." Frank Gaffney opposes the nomination of Thomas Perez to become the Secretary of Labor because Perez once hugged a Muslim. Larry Klayman is suing the City Pages of Minnesota and Phoenix New Times, "charging that they defamed him by stating falsely that he inappropriately touched his children." Russell Moore will replace Richard Land as president of the Southern Baptist Commission's Ethics... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 03/26/2013, 3:45pm
Yesterday, it was reported that Rep. Michele Bachmann was under investigation for improperly using PAC donations to pay her staff during her presidential campaign ... and, for Glenn Beck, this is simply further proof that the United States government has been infiltrated by the Muslim Brotherhood. As Beck sees it, Bachmann has been a target of the Brotherhood for a long time because she has been "uber clear" about the threat posed by the organization and so, in retaliation, the State Department has been relocating hundreds of Muslim Somali refugees into her congressional district.... MORE
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 03/26/2013, 3:30pm
Doug Mainwaring, the openly gay founder of the National Capital Tea Party Patriots, spoke towards the end of the National Organization for Marriage’s rally on the National Mall today where he warned that same-sex marriage will “unravel” marriage and “undefine children.” Mainwaring, who in an essay wrote that he lives with his ex-wife but “because of my predilections, we deny our own sexual impulses,” urged the Supreme Court to “ignore the media’s relentless, manufactured urgency to institute same-sex marriage.” “As a gay... MORE
Peter Montgomery, Tuesday 03/26/2013, 3:02pm
For weeks, the National Organization for Marriage’s Brian Brown has been touting the “historic” March for Marriage, telling supporters “this is our time” to "change history." A month ago he wrote excitedly about a “game-changer,” a $500,000 matching gift from one of the major donors that keep NOM afloat. Brown had been inspired by a massive turnout for an anti-marriage-equality protest  in France, and hoped for something similar in Washington. But even with big donors and heavy-weight Religious Right co-sponsors, Brown and his allies... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 03/26/2013, 1:04pm
Speaking at today's "March for Marriage," Jennifer Roback Morse of The Ruth Institute predicated that, should the Supreme Court strike down Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, forty years from now, young people will demand to know "what where you thinking?" Morse said that future children will turn to their same-sex parents and say "Dad, you and your partner are lovely guys; I love you Dad, but did you really think I would never need a mom?  What were you thinking!?! Mom, I know you love me.  You and your partner are nice ladies, but the... MORE
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 03/26/2013, 12:55pm
Pastor Jim Garlow, who helped spearhead Proposition 8 and has described the gay rights movement as Satanic and part of an “Antichrist spirit,” delivered a stark warning to the Supreme Court during the closing speech at the National Organization for Marriage’s rally on the National Mall. “Isn’t it interesting that the Supreme Court would be considering obliterating one of the core aspects of the Gospel of Jesus Christ” during Holy Week, Garlow said, as he marveled that “on this incredibly sacred week, the court would tend to try to flex their muscles... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 03/26/2013, 12:27pm
Today, the National Organization for Marriage and allied groups organized a "March for Marriage" orchestrated to coincide with arguments at the Supreme Court over the constitutionality of Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.  The march ended with a rally on the National Mall featuring a variety of speakers, including Gary Bauer, who used it as a platform to send a message to the Republican Party that "if you bail out on this issue, I will leave the party and I will take as many people with me as I possibly can": MORE
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 03/26/2013, 11:40am
Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel spoke to Sandy Rios earlier today and warned that the Supreme Court “will become an illegitimate arbitrator of the rule of law” if “the court goes the wrong way” on the marriage equality cases. After complaining that the Bush administration sabotaged efforts to pass a federal marriage amendment, Staver insisted that gay rights advocates seek to “tear down the family and put the homosexual agenda, particularly led by same-sex marriage, on a collision course with the free exercise of religion.” Staver concluded that “the... MORE
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 03/26/2013, 10:50am
Family Research Council president Tony Perkins appeared on The Janet Mefferd Show yesterday where he joined other anti-gay activists in warning that a Supreme Court decision in favor of marriage equality could lead to a “revolution.” Perkins, who in November feared that the Supreme Court may spark a “revolution” and “break this nation apart” by striking down anti-gay laws, told Mefferd that the Supreme Court “could literally split this nation in two and create such political and cultural turmoil that I’m not sure we could recover from” if... MORE
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