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Casey Michel

Casey Michel

Following Leader’s Suicide, LGBT Community Begins ‘Love is Love’ Photo Project

by Casey Michel ● 1:04 PM April 5, 2014
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Isa Sahmarli’s suicide earlier this year struck a major blow for the LGBT community in the post-Soviet sphere. Now his community has created a project, begun on Valentine’s Day, that carries a simple, straightforward title: “Love is Love.”

Bigotry Watch

Judge Forces Archdiocese to Release Material Pertaining to Nienstedt’s Role in Abuse Scandal

by Casey Michel ● 8:26 PM April 2, 2014
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Archbishop John Nienstedt’s rancid views seem to finally be catching up with him.

Bigotry Watch

‘Bishop of Bling’ Forced to Resign After Spending $43 Million on House

by Casey Michel ● 1:55 PM April 2, 2014
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If you’re an artist, the “Bishop of Bling” nickname may work to your advantage. If you’re an actual bishop, maybe not so much.

Bigotry Watch

With Failed Appeal, Archbishop Forced to Testify About Role in Sex Abuse Cover-Up

by Casey Michel ● 1:21 PM March 27, 2014
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After years of claiming ignorance and dodging questions, Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt will finally be forced to answer questions about his role in the decades-long sexual abuse cover-up within his archdiocese.

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Judge Issues Order Against Christianist Indoctrination in Louisiana School

by Casey Michel ● 5:54 PM March 25, 2014
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A federal judge has ruled that officials at Louisiana’s Negreet High School had been indoctrinating students with Christianism, and that they must promptly cease and desist.

Casey Michel

Which US City Is About To Become The Largest Without An Abortion Clinic?

by Casey Michel ● 11:38 AM March 21, 2014
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With new, highly restrictive abortion limits passed in Texas’s House Bill 2, both of this city’s abortion clinics will likely be forced to close before the year is out.

Bigotry Watch

Days After Calling for Liberals to be ‘Shot,’ Catholic Leader Says Not ‘Literally’

by Casey Michel ● 3:12 PM March 19, 2014
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C-FAM head Austin Ruse apparently thinks that words shouldn’t mean what they mean. That they shouldn’t be taken “literally.”

Casey Michel

Donations Drying Up As NJ Archbishop Continues Half-Million Dollar Home Renovation

by Casey Michel ● 4:10 PM March 5, 2014
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The soon-to-retire Archbishop of Newark, NJ, John Myers, is adding a half-million dollar renovation to the $700,000 home where he’ll spend his twilight years.

Bigotry Watch

Report Shows Archdiocese Placed Obstacles for Child Abuse Investigators

by Casey Michel ● 3:24 PM March 2, 2014
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It appears the Minneapolis and St. Paul Roman Catholic Archdiocese has continued to place obstacles within both the investigation and any public contrition it could possibly show.

Analysis

Russia’s Culture Of Anti-LGBT Bigotry Is Seeping Across Its Borders

by Casey Michel ● 5:30 PM February 24, 2014
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The recent spike of anti-LGBT legislation and animus out of Russia has been as wrenching as it’s been publicized, and as we’ve seen recently, such bigotry is seeping into other post-Soviet states.

Bigotry Watch

Anti-Gay, Anti-Immigrant Tea Party Favorite Slammed For Hiring Undocumented Workers

by Casey Michel ● 2:07 PM February 21, 2014
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Anti-gay, anti-immigrant, creationist Tea Party darling Dan Patrick, running for Texas Lt. Governor, stands accused of knowingly hiring undocumented workers.

Casey Michel

Citing ‘Heritage,’ Georgia To Begin Offering Confederacy License Plates

by Casey Michel ● 11:44 AM February 20, 2014
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Georgia has begun issuing license plates sponsored by the Sons of the Confederacy.

Bigotry Watch

Judge Rules One of America’s Most Vocal Anti-LGBT Catholics Must Testify About Abuse

by Casey Michel ● 1:42 PM February 18, 2014
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Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt, one of the nation’s most vocal anti-LGBT Catholic voices, will be forced to testify about covering up child abuse within the church.

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Prominent Texas LGBT Voice Joel Burns, Who Gave Hope To Millions, Resigns

by Casey Michel ● 5:32 PM February 14, 2014
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A look back at Fort Worth’s Joel Burns, whose 12-minute 2010 speech — seen by millions — promising LGBT teens nationwide that it gets better, is leaving his city council seat.