Gay Marriage

Bigotry is fundamental to the American experience. Reactionary ‘Christianity is its cloak. Next weekend, some of these unholy people will meet in Washington, DC. for the Orwellian named ‘Value Voters Summit’ (VVS). They will take the opportunity to kiss the bigot-in-chief’s ring – Donald Trump if you couldn’t guess. Here are some of the movement’s ‘leading’ lights.

Tony Perkins

photoThe ‘Family Research Council’ (FRC) is the primary sponsor of the VVS. Tony Perkins is the FRC’s President. Few are as vocally mean-spirited. He has compared homosexuality to alcoholism and claimed it leads to pedophilia.

Further, he claims that gay rights activists are plotting a holocaust against Christians – complete with allusions to boxcars. He is blind to the irony that it was Christin Nazis who deported gays to the camps.

As usual with homophobe activists, he sees natural disasters as God’s punishment for equal marriage rights – which invited ridicule when the August 2016 floods in Louisiana destroyed Perkins’s house.

Peter Sprigg

Sprigg is another of the FRC’s brigade of bigots. He has suggested that gays be ‘exported‘ and that homosexual behavior be criminalized. He has also voiced support for Uganda’s anti-gay laws – which once mandated the death penalty for aggravated homosexuality” – since reduced to a mere life sentence.

James Dobson

Dobson is one of bigotry’s leading lights. founded both the FRC and the ‘Focus on Family’ (every time you see ‘family’ in the name of one of these groups, substitute ‘homophobe’). He blamed the Sandy Hook massacre on abortion and marriage equality. And he believes that Donald Trump has accepted Jesus. That he was now, in fact, a “baby Christian” who “doesn’t have a clue about how believers think, talk and act.”

Trump kn0ws ‘believers’ only too well. He’s very aware how well his bigotry, racism, misogyny and xenophobia go over with the rabid reactionaries.

Phil Robertson

Also a native Louisianan, Phil Robertson is pater familias of the Duck Dynasty family of nutters. He believes that recognizing gay marriage has lead to 160,00 murders in the US. In addition, he trots out the homosexuality is the same as bestiality meme. That blacks never had it so good as they did under Jim Crow. That liberals are worse than Satan led Nazis. And that the media is controlled by Satan.

Michele Bachmann

Men tend to make more headlines at the bigots’ ball than women. But there is always the indefatigable Michele Bachmann. Her concern is that gays – and Planned Parenthood’s mutilation of fetuses – will bring about End Times. (And I thought that was a thing Christians looked forward to).

She also worries about ‘one world government’ and the if Obama is the Anti-Christ – especially in light of Obamacare’s establishment of ‘death panels‘.

Todd Starnes.

Starnes is a conspiracy theorist of such high order he makes the rest of the purveyors of paranoia at Fox News look sane(ish). He believes that Obama “is importing Muslims and deporting Christians. He claims that Obama is gay. And he believes that schools resist abstinence only sex-ed to protect their “condom profits“.

David Barton.

This self-proclaimed historian styles himself ‘Doctor’ because he has an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Pensacola Christian College. Sorry, not a doctor. His historiography is an equally big lie. His books have been looked at favorably by the likes of Mike Huckabee, Michele Bachmann, and Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas – not a collection of intellectual giants. 

Barton has no formal training in History – so it is unsurprising that a critic slammed Barton’s books and videos as full of “embarrassing factual errors, suspiciously selective quotes, and highly misleading claims.” What is surprising is that the critic was Jay W. Richards, a senior fellow at the Christian conservative Discovery Institute.


There are far more examples. But let’s limit the ugliness. There is a darkness in the soul of conservatives. It promotes hate, fear, paranoia and a disdain for facts. I also wonder why these men are so obsessed with gay sex.


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“There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Anti-marriage equality folk rallied around the slippery slope – allow gay marriage, and inevitably some monstrous deviance will come to pass. And now they point triumphantly to the realisation of all their fears. A gay dad is petitioning to marry his gay […]

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“Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile” ― Kurt Vonnegut. No GOP candidate for President has come out in support of the Supreme Court’s decision extending the civil right of marriage equality to all adults. Reactions have been from the resigned […]

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The Bible Has no Place in American Jurisprudence.

June 10, 2015

“The Bible has noble poetry in it… and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies” ― Mark Twain. The Christian Reformation in the 16th century was, in large part, a dispute between the traditionalists (Catholics) who believed in the authority of the Pope and the Church hierarchy to […]

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June 8, 2015

“It is from the Bible that man has learned cruelty, rapine, and murder; for the belief of a cruel God makes a cruel man” ― Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason. The Supreme Court is considering the meaning of one obscure line in the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act (aka ‘Obamacare’). The law says […]

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Really? – 6.2.15 Religious Excesses: Huckabee Fantasizes HS Girls Showers; NC Pastor Condemns HS Gays to Hell; Ken Ham Is Still Nuts; Gordon Klingenschmitt Is Still a Bigot.

June 2, 2015

“Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.” ― Lenny Bruce Why are some Christians so full of religious excesses? Since Caitlyn Jenner shed her old Bruce persona, many conservative types have been sniggering. Fox News’ Neil Cavuto couldn’t resist. Yucking it up with his chuckling sidekick, “Charlene, I […]

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Equal rights. A Survey: The Good, the Bad, and the Merely Puzzling

May 27, 2015

“I believe a Christian muffler shop owner should have the same right to refuse service to a gay couple, as a gay lifeguard has to refuse service to a drowning Christian.” ― Quentin R. Bufogle The Irish overwhelmingly voted to legalize gay marriage in Ireland. God shows his approval for equal rights in the skies […]

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Religious Hypocrisy. Josh Duggar Is Not Alone.

May 23, 2015

“The word ‘religion’ has acquired a very bad name among those who really love truth, justice, charity. It also exhales the musty odor of sanctimony and falsehood” ― Luther Burbank Another pious prig has proved to have feet of clay. Josh Duggar, the eldest son of the “Nineteen and Counting’ Duggars, confessed to child abuse as […]

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Really? – This and That From the Week That Was. A Train Crash; The Death Penalty; Buying Science; Mrs Betty Bowers; Foresight is Blind.

May 17, 2015

“Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions” ― Edward R. Murrow The Amtrak crash this week underscored in what disrepair our infrastructure is. Instead of agreeing that we have a problem some politicians accused other politicians of ‘politicizing’ the problem – so that they don’t have to deal with it. America owns […]

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