Posts Tagged ‘Anti-Gay Discrimination’

March 16th, 2023 - 12:08 pm § in Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Flags of our fathers

Jay Collins (photo, right) is an American hero. A career Army sergeant and Green Beret, he returned to duty after losing a leg in combat (see his bio here). Collins, a Republican, was elected to Florida’s state senate in the state’s 2022 “red wave.” The first-termer is among [...]

March 3rd, 2023 - 5:59 pm § in Religion, Republicans

DeSantis wages religious war against Disney

For half a century, Disney managed its sprawling Florida properties through an entity called “Reedy Creek Improvement District.” Last year, Disney got into a pissing match with Gov. DeSantis over the latter’s bigoted, discriminatory “Don’t Say Gay” bill, so the GO[...]

February 14th, 2023 - 7:51 pm § in Christianity, Schools & Colleges

Don’t call yourselves a Christian college when you do this

“The King’s Singers, a Grammy Award-winning British a capella vocal ensemble, announced Monday that their planned concert at Pensacola Christian College was abruptly canceled two hours before the show due to ‘lifestyle’ concerns,” the Pensacola News Journal reported on Tues[...]

December 14th, 2022 - 9:31 am § in Hypocrisy, News Media

Another example of why Fox is disreputable

Fox doesn’t do news, it does persuasion. Its talk shows, which are pure demagoguery, are by far its most popular fare. And its hosts are close-minded, intellectually dishonest pot-stirrers and hatemongers. They’re also liars. Take Laura Ingraham, for example, one of Fox‘s worst off[...]

December 10th, 2022 - 1:23 pm § in Law and Courts

Denial of service

In this exchange, TV host Michael Smerconish and Victoria Cobb, president of the Family Foundation of Virginia, debated the right of businesses to deny service to customers in a discriminatory manner (read story here). Smerconish, who has a law degree, argues “everyone should be served” [...]

December 5th, 2022 - 4:47 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Justices Alito puts KKK robes on black kids and laughs

A bizarre scene unfolded in the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, December 5, 2022. Lawyers were arguing over whether a Colorado graphic designer has a religious right to refuse service to gay couples (spoiler alert: she’ll win). Justice Jackson, who’s black, asked the designer’s attor[...]

September 14th, 2022 - 7:50 pm § in Law and Courts, Religion, Schools & Colleges

Why discriminating against gays isn’t a religious right

Private colleges are in the limelight this week in the religious right’s war against gays. Earlier this week, the Seattle Times reported that Seattle Pacific University, a private Methodist-affiliated college, is suffering enrollment declines and shedding faculty and students because of its po[...]

June 19th, 2022 - 4:19 pm § in Politics

Texas GOP convention votes for guns, against gays; assaults congressman

Texas GOP delegates holding a state convention rebuked their own senator, Jon Cornyn, and 9 other GOP senators who’ve signed on for a watered-down gun bill in the wake of a slaughter of Texas school kids. They also adopted a series of positions against LGBQT people, including interfering in th[...]

March 21st, 2022 - 12:25 am § in Humor, Science

Bigots dump dog at shelter just for being queer

C’mon, he didn’t bite anyone, all he did was hump another male dog. What’s wrong with that? Talk about “woke.” Well, that’s stiff-necked North Carolinians for you. Probably Trump voters, too. Anyway, Fezco is here (read story here). Wherever he ends up, he’l[...]

March 19th, 2022 - 5:32 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Religion

Judge allows lawsuit against gay marriage license refuser

Kim Davis (photo, left) thinks her personal beliefs supersede the law and displace other people’s legal rights. She’s lost that argument at the ballot box and in the courts (see, e.g., previous story here), and just lost again. A judge has ruled two gay couples can sue her for refusing t[...]