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Slavery-Advocating GOP Lawmaker Endorsed By NRA And Two US Congressmen

by David Badash ● 11:38 AM October 9, 2012
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Arkansas Tea Party Republican state representative Loy Mauch, is under fire for advocating slavery, and calling Abraham Lincoln a “Marxist.”

News

Ann Coulter Second Conservative Today To Advocate Violence Against Liberals

by David Badash ● 11:11 PM August 30, 2012
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Ann Couter today became the second conservative to advocate violence against liberals. During Romney’s speech Coulter tweeted, “KILL THE “($;&(:#* LIBERAL HECKLERS!”

News

Another Example Of A Conservative Advocating Violence Against A Liberal

by David Badash ● 11:08 AM August 30, 2012
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GOProud’s Chris Barron last night sent a tweet advocating violence against a liberal journalist, David Corn. “Someone should punch David Corn in the face. Honestly.”

Bigotry Watch

‘Traditional’ Marriage Advocates Attack Elisabeth Hasselbeck For Palin Comments

by David Badash ● 8:48 AM May 21, 2012
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Elisabeth Hasselbeck, co-star of ABC’s “The View” was attacked this week by traditional marriage advocates who called her a “bitch,” and other misogynist comments.

Discrimination

Equality Forum: Transgender Panel Members ‘Still Have To Do These 101s’

by John Culhane ● 7:34 PM May 4, 2012
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Equality Forum’s transgender panel asked, Are gay and lesbian advocates the natural advocates of the trans-community?, and What is the teaching role of transpeople?

Bigotry Watch

Pastor Who Advocated Gay Child Beating Is Having A Really Tough Day

by David Badash ● 5:15 PM May 2, 2012
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Sean Harris today, after our 4 stories detailing his “sermon,” public reaction to it, the Pastor’s follow-up “apologies,” apparently decided to block me on Twitter.

Bigotry Watch

Religious Right Now Advocating Violence Against ‘Secularist Bullies’?

by David Badash ● 3:47 PM April 18, 2012
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Matt Barber of the Liberty Counsel advocated violence by people of faith against “the secularist left” whom he called “bullies,” who need to be punched in the face.

Bigotry Watch

Watch: Starbucks Shareholders Slam Anti-Gay NOM Plant, Applaud Equality

by David Badash ● 6:33 PM March 21, 2012
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Howard Schultz, CEO of the Seattle-based Starbucks coffee retailer, tells a NOM plant that supporting marriage equality “not a difficult decision for us.”

Civil Rights

Awaiting Veto, Top NJ Marriage Advocate Sends Christie Eloquent Message

by David Badash ● 11:59 AM February 17, 2012
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Garden State Equality Chair Steven Goldstein says, “I chose not to waste a breath in pleading with the Governor not to veto” the NJ gay marriage bill. Here’s why.

Bigotry Watch

Roland Martin Issues Statement — But No Apology For Anti-Gay Comments

by David Badash ● 12:24 PM February 6, 2012
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Roland Martin, who last night attacked the LGBT community by advocating violence against gays, has now posted on his website, his response — but no apology.

Civil Rights

Christian Advocate: Pro-Choice Catholics Worse Than Pedophile Priests

by David Badash ● 3:42 PM November 28, 2011
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Catholic theologian and advocate Peter Kreeft says pro-choice Catholics are worse than the Catholic Church’s pedophile priests and are “straight from the devil.”

News

Bachmann Cancels Speech When Gay Advocate Students Show At Fundraiser

by David Badash ● 12:39 PM October 5, 2011
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Michele Bachmann canceled a scheduled public speech at Carroll’s Pumpkin Farm in Grinnell, Iowa, after a few dozen college students advocating for gay rights and women’s rights showed up.

Bigotry Watch

Maggie Gallagher Chastises Maryland Governor For Not Advocating Big Government

by David Badash ● 5:22 PM September 19, 2011

Maggie Gallagher, Chair of NOM, the National Organization For Marriage, was quoted Friday chastising Maryland’s Governor O’Malley for not advocating big government.

History

Betty Ford, First Lady, Pioneer Health And Women’s Rights Advocate, Dies

by Tanya Domi ● 7:00 AM July 9, 2011
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Former First Lady Betty Ford, who became the nation’s leading advocate for treatment of drug and alcohol addiction, has died at the age of 93.