Anti-LGBT Haters to Speak at Texas Capitol on Same Day as Anti-Transgender Bill Hearing

This is hardly a coincidence. The State Affairs Committee of the Texas Senate has scheduled a public hearing for Senate Bill 6, the transgender discrimination bill, on the same day that a parade of prominent anti-LGBT speakers will join Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton at a so-called “Pastors’ Briefing” at the […]

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2016 in Quotes: Hating on the Gays (and the Lesbians, Bisexuals and the Transgender)

We continue our review of the outrageous and offensive things we heard from the right in 2016. Today let’s look at the continuing right-wing freak-out over extending equal rights to LGBT people, including the freedom to marry, to be not face discrimination, and even to use public restrooms. You can check out previous posts from the Year in […]

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Religious Right Watch: Far-Right Organizations in Texas

Religious Right Watch: Far-Right Organizations in Texas Following are some of the most prominent far-right organizations in Texas. Data comes from tax records (Form 990) nonprofit organizations file with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Educational Research Analysts Houston Area Pastor Council Heritage Alliance The Justice Foundation At the Gate/At the Gate Ministries Liberty Institute/Texas Values […]

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2015 in Quotes: The Right’s LGBT Obsession I

Today we begin our traditional review of the most offensive, ridiculous and otherwise outrageous quotes we heard from the right over the past 12 months. Demonizing and promoting discrimination against LGBT people is one of the overriding obsessions of the right in America today. That was even more true this year, when the U.S. Supreme Court […]

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Lies from the Religious Right Target Abortion and Equality

Faith leaders teach that lying is a sin. So why do religious-righters distort the truth so shamelessly in pushing their extreme political agenda? You can see at least two big examples in Texas right now. One of the biggest falsehoods religious-right groups are pushing right now is the claim that Margaret Sanger founded Planned Parenthood to help exterminate the […]

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