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Guns

GOP Congressman: No Background Checks For Assault Rifles, Because, ‘Freedom’

by David Badash ● 1:53 PM January 6, 2013
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Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) today refused to support closing the gun show loophole and refused to make background checks for all purchases of assault rifles mandatory because “the second amendment is about freedom.”

Media

Pacquiao Interviewer: Boxer Didn’t Say Gays Must Be Put To Death, I Wrote That

by David Badash ● 9:47 AM May 16, 2012
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Manny Pacquiao did not directly say that gays must be put to death, according to the conservative Examiner writer who interviewed the welterweight boxer.

News

14-Year Old Gay Iowa Teen Bullied To Death – Report

by David Badash ● 7:00 PM April 16, 2012
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A 14-year old gay teen died by suicide Saturday in Primghar, Iowa, after coming out as gay and being bullied for months, according to a report.

News

Palin, Talking Death Panels, Calls Herself Obama’s Enemy, Challenges Him To Debate

by David Badash ● 7:20 PM March 13, 2012
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No longer “Maverick,” Sarah Plain now considers herself President Obama’s “enemy of the week,” and has now challenged the 44th president to a duel — er, — debate.

Bigotry Watch

Look: Even In Death, Breitbart Hypocrisy Lives

by David Badash ● 3:05 PM March 7, 2012
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A screenshot of the front page of Breitbart.com, taken today: “EXCLUSIVE BEN SMITH RELEASES SELECTIVELY EDITED OBAMA RACE VIDEO.”

News

Homophobe Pastor Rick Warren Tweets On Hitchens’ Death. Twitter Responds.

by David Badash ● 8:15 AM December 16, 2011
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Rick Warren this morning commented on the death of Christopher Hitchens, famous journalist, author, pundit and atheist. Twitter responded, fast and furious.

International

Burned Gay Man Beaten To Death Was On Way To Grandmother’s 80th Birthday

by David Badash ● 11:26 AM October 24, 2011
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A gay man, 28-year old Stuart Walker, found beaten and burned by the side of the road, was murdered on his way to his grandmother’s 80th birthday party.

Civil Rights

Matthew Shepard Died 13 Years Ago Today. Never Stop Fighting For Equality.

by Guest Author ● 1:45 PM October 12, 2011
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Today is the 13th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s death. I urge you to share your coming out stories and never stop fighting. I know I won’t.

Civil Rights

Jamey Rodemeyer: Even After Suicide Bullies Say “We’re Glad You’re Dead”

by David Badash ● 1:16 PM October 1, 2011
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Jamey Rodemeyer, the 14-year old Buffalo, NY area student bullied to death for his gender identity, cannot rest in peace. Nor is his family getting respect.

Analysis

Death Penalty: We Are All Troy Davis. And We Are All His Executioners.

by David Badash ● 8:30 AM September 22, 2011
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Last night, the death penalty was hard at work, and two men — Troy Davis and Lawrence Russell Brewer — were put to death. Can one act be right and the other wrong?

Bigotry Watch

Gays “Worthy Of Death?” Demand Maggie Gallagher Denounce This Statement From NOM’s Marriage Rally

by David Badash ● 12:03 PM May 17, 2011

Maggie Gallagher, Chairman of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) must immediately denounce this hate-filled statement that occurred at her event, and agree that no one should advocate or support the killing of LGBT people.

Bigotry Watch

Uganda Kill The Gays Bill Returns With 2 Million Signature Petition

by David Badash ● 5:09 PM April 7, 2011
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Uganda’s Kill The Gays bill, which would make life in prison or death the penalty for being homosexual or having same-gender sex is back on the table.

Bigotry Watch

70 Year-Old Stoned To Death Because The Bible Says To Stone Gays

by David Badash ● 5:51 PM March 18, 2011
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A Philadelphia man said, “I stoned Murray with a rock in a sock,” because he had read in the Old Testament that homosexuals should be stoned to death.

Bigotry Watch

Uganda Kill The Gays Bill Exposé: Scott Lively, David Bahati, David Kato

by David Badash ● 9:43 AM February 8, 2011
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A frightening exposé on Uganda’s “Kill The Gays” bill, Scott Lively, David Bahati, David Kato, and the evils of American Evangelical Christians.