A little-noticed inspector general report, released in 2013, depicts Trump appointee James Renne as a central player in an anti-gay purge at the Office of Special Counsel during the Bush administration. The report found that employees were targeted for no legitimate reason, pointing to “facts which reflect that…Mr. Renne may have been motivated…by a negative personal attitude toward homosexuality and individuals whose orientation is homosexual.”
When five Justices legalized same-sex marriage nationwide last Friday, they released a torrent of unhinged rage from the conservative right wing. For those who appreciate such demented howling from the fire-and-brimstone crowd, this week has just been a buffet of ire, bigotry, unreason, and insanity.
The Texas attorney general told local county clerks and other officials that if they refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or perform weddings because they conflict with their religious beliefs the state will help them fight their case if they face lawsuits.
Some states are refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Religious leaders and business owners are wondering what effect the legalization might have on their practices.
With the Supreme Court hearing oral arguments in a landmark gay rights case, this was a big week for anti-gay nuts. Not to mention the paranoid Texans who defended their state from a federal invasion, or the preacher who took to Facebook to wage holy war against a comic book character. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,”
By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has made no secret of his stance on same-sex marriage. As chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops subcommittee for the promotion and defense of marriage, he backed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution earlier this year that would […]
By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times Fred Phelps, a publicity-hungry Kansas pastor who picketed hundreds of military funerals because he believed America was too sympathetic to gays, died early Thursday in Topeka, Kansas. He was 84. His daughter, Margie Phelps, confirmed his death to the Associated Press but did not give the cause. With his small […]
Kampala (AFP) – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni views gays as “sick” but does not believe they should be jailed or executed and will block a push by parliament to impose tough penalties, his spokesman said on Friday. “He does not approve of homosexuality but he believes that these people have a right to exist,” presidential […]