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Category Archives for LGBT issues
Pretty stunning news: A Christian ministry that led the so-called ex-gay movement, which professes to rid people of their homosexuality, has announced that it will shut down, and its leader apologized extensively to gays for causing “pain and hurt.” The ministry, Exodus International, was founded in 1976 and claims more than 200 branches, churches and […]
Monday night the brilliant writers at The Daily Show offered a classic takedown of right-wing evangelicals who claim gay and lesbian activists bully and even beat up Christians and straight people. “The Christians that I talked to are intimidated,” Idaho pastor and radio host Matt Slick tells Samantha Bee of The Daily Show. “They’ll often […]
UPDATE, 11:46 a.m.: ExxonMobil shareholders meeting in Dallas have voted against the proposed nondiscrimination policy. The Dallas Voice reports that 81 percent of shareholders voted to reject the resolution. *** Just a week after the Boy Scouts of America decided to stop discriminating against gay youth (but kept the ban on gay scout leaders), some […]
The head of a right-wing Texas group with a political blog is stepping down at least temporarily as criticism grows over his apparent habit of tweeting anti-gay and other offensive slurs directed at various elected officials and political activists. The announcement of Daniel Greer’s leave of absence at AgendaWise comes a few days after another […]
Texas lawmakers still refuse to recognize the reality of families headed by same-sex parents, but the federal government will. With just days left in the current legislative session in Texas, a bill — HB 201 — that would have changed the state’s supplementary birth certificates to allow the listing of same-sex parents for adopted children […]
Religious-right groups are holding a “Friendly, Courteous, and Kind” rally today to support discrimination against gay youth as the Boy Scouts of America’s leaders gather for their annual national conference in the Dallas-area city of Grapevine. The 1,400 delegates at the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America will consider a proposal to allow […]
First, credit to our friends at Right Wing Watch for capturing the audio below. Next, there’s not much that can be added. David Barton‘s comments today, that AIDS is punishment against gays, are vile and speak for themselves. Equally vile is what he added, that if the all-powerful God is somehow bested by humanity and […]
Update: The Texas Observer has a summary of the ramifications of this amendment. We just issued the following statement regarding today’s passage in the Texas House of Representatives of an amendment authored by state Rep. Matt Krause, R-Ft. Worth, that would force the state’s colleges and universities to give their official approval to student organizations […]
Update: On May 24, the conference committee for SB 215 filed its official report but did not include the discriminatory amendment added by Rep. Krause. The House and Senate both adopted the report and forwarded the bill to Gov. Perry for his signature. This means the discriminatory amendment will not become law. ———————————————– We have […]
In what had become a referendum on equality, voters in the Austin-area Pflugerville Independent School District on Saturday re-elected two embattled incumbents to the district’s Board of Trustees. Religious-right activists had opposed incumbents Carol Fletcher and Mario Acosta, who last December voted for a policy offering access to health insurance benefits to the domestic partners […]