Category Archives for LGBT issues

Texas Pastor: ‘Dirty Faggots’ Want to Rape Your Kids

Remember our post about the hateful Arizona preacher who insists that the cure for AIDS is to execute gay people? It turns out that he has “ordained” Donnie Romero, a preacher at Stedfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth. The two are like peas in a pod, apparently. Our friends at Right Wing Watch have a clip […]

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Texas Lawmaker: Discrimination Is Over, End Protections for Women and Minorities

The religious right rallied anti-equality activists to a Plano City Council hearing on Monday, in what was ultimately an unsuccessful attempt to persuade city leaders to table a proposal to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s existing non-discrimination ordinance. The proposal passed by a 5-3 vote. But before the vote, Collin County […]

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Religious-Righters Threaten to Sue Plano for Right to Discriminate

Plano on Monday joined the growing list of cities across Texas with ordinances prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity as well as other characteristics like sex, race, religion and military status. Predictably, religious-righters are angry that they might be stopped from firing, evicting or denying public services to people they don’t like — especially gay or […]

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Exporting Hate

The Houston Area Pastor Council/Texas Pastor Council isn’t satisfied with trying to repeal Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). Now the extremists at HAPC are working to defeat similar anti-discrimination measures in other cities, like Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Houston City Council passed HERO last spring, barring discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, race, religion, military status and other […]

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Feel the Hate: Pastor Says Executing Gay People Is the Cure for AIDS

“Turn to Leviticus 20:13 because I actually discovered the cure for AIDS, OK? Now, this is the cure for AIDS, OK? And you know, everybody’s talking about ‘let’s have an AIDS-free world by 2020,’ or ‘let’s have an AIDS-free…’ Look, we can have an AIDS-free world by Christmas. You know. OK, it wouldn’t be totally […]

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Anti-Gay Pastor: Starbucks Flavors Its Coffee with ‘Semen from Sodomites’

Sometimes we all need a reminder that the nuttiest anti-gay fanatics in America aren’t all from Texas and the rest of the South. The video clip above features New York City pastor James David Manning insisting that Starbucks has a special ingredient in its coffee: semen from gay men. Manning apparently read a satirical news report and ran with it. From the […]

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Some Things Never Change (UPDATED) (SECOND UPDATE)

Actually, things change all the time. It’s the religious right that never, ever changes. 2002 (Click image to enlarge) 2014 (Click image to enlarge) (h/t Equality Texas) UPDATE TFN has issued the following statement in response to the anti-gay mailer in the District 10 Texas Senate race. TFN PRESIDENT CONDEMNS HATEFUL MAILER IN NORTH TEXAS […]

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Texas Officials Won’t Let Houston Mayor’s Daughter Get Driver’s License Because She Has Two Moms

Texas journalist John Wright reports on his Lone Star Q blog that the Texas Department of Public Safety has refused to allow Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s daughter to take a driver’s test because she has two moms. Mayor Parker, who married her longtime partner earlier this year, tweeted last night about what happened: Daughter needs drivers test. Has […]

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Religious-Right Shriekout over Marriage Equality

The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear appeals to lower court rulings overturning same-sex marriage bans could very quickly lead to marriage equality in at least 30 states and possibly all states not far into the future. So religious-righters and their politician pals are in meltdown mode. Peter LaBarbera of the despicable Americans For Truth About Homosexuality […]

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Houston RR Group Says Supporters of Equal Rights Ordinance Are ‘Enemies of God’

The leaders of the venomously anti-gay Houston Area Pastor Council want to make something perfectly clear: if you disagree with them, then you are an enemy of God. In an email to supporters last week promoting another pro-discrimination public event, the HAPC explained why it wants to repeal Houston’s new Equal Rights Ordinance. HERO bars discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations […]

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