…that when he said THIS in 2011 about marriage equality:
“I think society and culture is at its peril if we presume to tamper with what has been given and already cherished through the history of civilization.”
…what he meant was:
“We’re pro-marriage, we’re pro-traditional marriage, we’re not anti-anybody.”
In the interview, Cardinal Dolan said the church had been “out-marketed” on the issue of same-sex marriage by Hollywood and by some politicians who have tried to paint the church in a negative light.
Outmarketed? How could anyone out-market a career bigot like Dolan running a country-wide organized crime syndicate of child molestors?
Honestly, Wingnuttia just cannot help themselves, they hate everyone:
Today John Boehner declared he opposes the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and senior House GOP aides said the bill is unlikely to get a House vote — putting its passage in doubt.
And from the same article, an interesting number:
Nearly all recent opinion polls indicate that a large majority of the American public — more than 70 percent — supports efforts to make employment discrimination against gay men and and lesbians illegal…when we use national polls to estimate opinion by state, we find that majorities in all 50 states support ENDA-like legislation (note that in 1996, majorities in only 36 states supported ENDA). Today, public support ranges from a low of 63 percent in Mississippi to a high of 81 percent in Massachusetts.
The Speaker believes this legislation will increase frivolous litigation and cost American jobs, especially small business jobs,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said in an email Monday.
Equal rights are frivolous, eh?
So, you gotta wonder how big a dent there is on obvious anagram and GOP Chairman Reince Priebus’ forehead.
Gawker has an exclusive scoop that Fox News Anchor Shep Smith (the closest one to sane that they have) is in what appears to be a stable and committed relationship.
I’m looking forward to their in-depth reviews of reGreta, InsHannity, and Petunia’s romantic lives.
(Is it really news in today’s world that there are gay people?)
Ray Rooney, Jr. at the American Family Association finally figured out “The Real Problem with Homosexuality” — it’s that gay people have sex with member of their own sex! It’s true, and it is so clear now:
The Real Problem with Homosexuality
What I find perverse about homosexuality is the insistence from the gay community that I should know about their sexual proclivities. Normal people understand that sex is an extremely intimate and therefore private act. I would find it troubling, if not disgusting, for anyone to talk publicly about what kind of sex they like to practice. Normal people do not want to broadcast to the world the details of their sex lives. There is something wrong with those who want complete strangers to know who they like to have sex with.
And all this time I thought the problem was the AFA’s Rev. Fishsticks insistance on Gay Nazi Stormtroopers.
Shallow graves for shallow people
So… he’s dehumanized gays to the point that he thinks that gays are Gollum?
UPDATE 1: HuffPo has the video.
Now that grope daddy San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has left office to spend more time with his penis, one wonders about the state of the city.
Is marriage headed for a Hollywood ending? Hello, I’m Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. The debate over same-sex marriage has been perfectly scripted by Hollywood. Television shows are full of lovable gay characters, whose dangerous lifestyle is just another funny footnote. Unfortunately for America, those make-believe people are having a real-life impact. In a new survey, almost 20% of Americans credit television with changing their minds on same-sex marriage. And that’s no accident. Homosexuals make up 4% of the population, but they’re a whopping 30% of TV characters and storylines. Liberals are using this barrage to desensitize America and viewers are buying it. Of course, producers don’t show you the reality of homosexuality: the men and women dying of AIDS, or the same-sex couples threatening Christian businesses. They don’t cast the Dan Savages bullying kids or the parents kicked out of school for opposing gay curriculum. Like most everything else on TV, it’s fiction. And the only way to fight it is knowing your role in speaking truth!
–Tony Perkins, Xristian Xrazie Leader of known hate group Family Research Council
Tony, here we go again: you can have your own opinion, but you cannot have your own facts. According to GLAAD, “LGBT characters account for 4.4% of scripted series regulars in the 2012-2013 broadcast television schedule.” And as for your implied 100% of LGBT people dying of AIDS, I guess you don’t get out to help out in hospitals, false Xristian.
…comes from Sports Illustrated: Why NBA center Jason Collins is coming out now
I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.
I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn’t the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, “I’m different.” If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand.
It’s a remarkable essay from a remarkable athelete, and professional male sports probably just changed forever. (Out lesbian atheletes have been around much, much longer.)
UPDATE 1: ESPN is not impressed. I’d say that Chris Broussard is not impressed and expressed his own, person Xristian Xrazie homophobia, except that he said it on the air and ESPN let him. You can contact ESPN here and let them know what you think, and please do.
(Sports Illustrated via Memeorandum)
Westboro Baptist Church plans to protest the funerals of the people killed in Boston. Because, you know, “fag marriage:”
“The federal government is classifying the bombs as a terrorist attack, but say it’s unclear if it’s of a domestic or foreign nature,” the release said. “Here’s a hint — GOD SENT THE BOMBS! How many more terrifying ways will you have the LORD injure and kill your fellow countrymen because you insist on nation-dooming filthy fag marriage?!”
“I don’t support the gay marriage.”
–Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.). Salmon’s son, also named Matt, came out as gay several years ago.
“If he’s gonna bring home another boy,” Salmon did not say, “I hope he’s at least white.”