VIdeo: ‘No, no — God knows how to pinpoint [his Sodom-like fire rain]‘ #CPAC11

Reason.tv gives us the best behind-the-scenes look at CPAC yet:



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The takeaway: There is much disunity within the current conservative movement, though threats of Sodom’s fire rains remain a Falwellian constant.

Oh, and guns. Those bullet distributors seem to be a great uniter.

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*SEE ALSO: Incoming head of ACU (CPAC sponsoring org.) puts distance between conference and GOProud




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Joel Osteen Knows You’re Living In Sin, But He Won’t Rub It In Your Face

Joel Osteen, one of those smiling bigots who uses Jesus as an excuse to get rational human beings to allow him on television, tells Piers Morgan in an interview this week that, yes, he still believes homosexuality is a sin. How does he know? Because the "scriptures shows that it's a sin." But don't worry, he's not out there to "bash homosexuals," because he doesn't bash shrimp eaters either! Then he reminds viewers he "didn't go to seminary," which to me just says he's actually an unqualified bigot.


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FRC really knows how to advance a cause. Ours.

The Family Research Council’s newest strategy at this late DADT hour: Building on the idea that openly heterosexual soldiers are on the cusp of fleeing or dying, thanks to the so-called homosexual agenda:

Winter isn’t officially upon us until next week, but it looks like Snowe and Flake have already melted. Two Republicans, Sen. Olympia Snowe (Maine) and Rep. Jeff Flake (Ariz.), both made stunning decisions to back a bill that could force soldiers to leave their jobs–or be hurt doing them. Despite warnings from General James Amos that overturning “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” would cost Marines lives and limbs, more Republicans are chickening out when the troops need them most. [SOURCE]

That’s a sweet thing to lay at people’s feet for the sake of political gain, ain’t it?

But believe it or not, that’s actually enot the most telling comment we saw in today’s FRC “Washington Update.” No, no — that honor would actually go to this quip:

Attempting to explain her turncoat maneuver, [Sen. Olympia Snowe] said she arrived at her decision after “careful analysis” (which, considering how her state just voted to protect marriage, probably wasn’t as careful as it should have been). [SOURCE]

We say telling, because it completely belies the “it’s only about marriage” strategies that these folks always use whenever nuptial parity is on a state ballot. Here we have FRC — major players in Maine, like all other marriage states — connecting a completely unrelated issue right smack back to the marriage matter, simply because both conversations have gay people at heart (despite how lacking that heart might be). FRC’s suggestion seems to be that Sen. Snowe’s primary source of information gathering on DADT should not have been the Pentagon report or the opinions of folks like Gates or Mullen, but rather the most recent way that a majority of citizens from her home state chose to treat gay people. The suggested answer seeming to be that discrimination is transferrable, with only the target needing to remain the same, not the issue up for debate.

If that’s what they wanna go with, fine. But we’re gonna throw it right back in their faces the next time we read a “this is not about discriminating against gays — it’s about protecting marriage” press release. That is, of course, unless our suddenly-gay-only military is unable to stave off world domination with only the pride flags and Quiche Lorraines that we plan to radically use as replacement weapons, ultimately stripping us of the right to call out Southern Poverty Law Center-designated “hate groups” on their homo-hostile nonsense.




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Adam Corolla ‘Just Knows’ Straight Parents Are Better Than 2 Dads Or 2 Moms

Look, if something happens to me, I'd rather my kids were raised by a heterosexual couple rather than a gay couple, all things being equal. I just believe a mom and dad is better than two dads or two moms. I don't believe this, I just know this. I'm an atheist, it's not a religious thing, it's a nature thing. Whenever I say this, someone says, "Oh, so you'd rather your kids be raised by a bigamist, junkie uneducated, white trash, racist heterosexual couple versus a very loving, well-to-do gay couple?" I'm like, "No, it's everything being equal. Exact same house, school district, minivan. If the gay couple is a little bit richer and a little bit better and live in a little bit better school district, I'd give the kids over to the gays."

—Podcaster Adam Corolla, the racial profiling supporter who's out promoting his new completely non-misogynist book In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks: And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy, on how he's writing his will [via]


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With DoJ Almost Certainly Appealing DADT Ruling, Nobody Knows If Obama Thinks The Law Is Unconstitutional

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Expect the Justice Department to appeal U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Philips's worldwide injunction of Don't Ask Don't Tell, if "senior administration officials" are to be believed. With 60 days to file an appeal Log Cabin Republicans v. United States of America, the government won't likely wait until the last minute, with an appeal filing coming as early as this week. As expected. But isn't President Obama all torn up about it?

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Elton John Already Knows You’re Adopting Lady Gaga’s New Single As Your Gay Anthem

Elton John is so convinced Lady Gaga's third studio album Born This Way is gonna rock your glittery disco ball world, it's given him reason to dismiss Gloria Gaynor: "Her record—it’s fucking amazing. ‘Born This Way,’ which is the title song, will completely get rid of Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive.’ This is the new ‘I Will Survive.’ That was the gay anthem. This is the new gay anthem. Actually, it’s not a gay anthem—it can apply to anybody." Preemptively declaring a song the new gay anthem? Isn't that what Katy Perry tried to do with "Peacock"? How about we let the shirtless club kids pick their own playlist and go from there, okay Elton?

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NOM’s Latest Fail: ‘They Knows’

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The National Organization for Marriage ramped up their electoral efforts in Maine by sending out fliers denouncing candidates who support same-sex nuptials. It's fairly reliable campaign tactic, yes, and it's not surprising NOM would initiate such an effort.

Unfortunately for the homophobic group, at least some their fliers, sent out across the state's various districts, contains a fairly glaring typo.

Via Equality Maine:

[Anti-Equality Candidate X] and [Anti-Equality Candidate Y] support traditional marriage. They knows that while circumstances may not always allow it, children do best when raised by their married mother and father. These children become the next generation which continue and preserve our special way of life in Maine. That's why [Anti-Equality Candidate X] and [Anti-Equality Candidate Y] stand for marriage as between one man and one woman.

Now, I know that typos happen – they're part of life – but if NOM's going to spend thousands of dollars distributing anti-gay fliers, they should at least try to get the message correct, rather than just right wing.

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