Topics :: anti-gay religious leaders

NYC Councilman Fernando Cabrera Praises Uganda's Anti-Gay Laws

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Sep 3, 2014
As the primary elections approach, New York City Councilmember Fernando Cabrera is coming under fire for comments he posted in January praising Ugandans for their anti-gay laws, even as the country faces widespread international condemnation for it.

Preacher: Putin Will Out Obama as Gay Within 100 Days

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Aug 11, 2014
As part of his continuing reign of ludicrous terror, Reverend Dr. James David Manning of New York City's anti-gay Anointed Holy Missionary Church (ATLAH) has "prognosticated" that Vladimir Putin will out Obama as gay.

Gay Man Fired From Texas Christian Children's Home for 'Lifestyle Choices'

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
Casey Stegall, a caretaker for foster kids in Texas, was fired from his job after he introduced some teenage clients to his male fiancé during an outing at a water park on July 4.

Anti-Gay Pastor’s Sign Angers Harlem Neighbors, Inspires Hilarious Video

By EDGE | Friday Feb 28, 2014
An anti-gay anti-Obama sign in front of a church in Harlem has become the center of controversy, angering neighbors in the traditionally African-American, but increasingly gentrified, Upper Manhattan neighborhood and inspiring a very funny video.

Anti-Gay Religious Group: Ill. Marriage Equality Bill Caused Tornados

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Nov 20, 2013
An anti-gay religious group is blaming Illinois’ marriage equality bill for the tornados that struck the state last weekend.

Gay Rights Ordinance in Texas Draws GOP Objections

By Paul J. Weber | Wednesday Sep 4, 2013
Gay rights victories in Texas haven’t come at the Capitol but at city hall. While nondiscrimination bills in the Legislature languish without even a hearing, Houston has a lesbian mayor and Austin offers health benefits for same-sex couples.

Raising Arizona

By William Kapfer | Saturday Jun 29, 2013
Arizona has lately been acquiring a reputation as a right wing, out-of-touch backwater. People have reached this conclusion largely due to nationwide coverage of some of the more backward political personalities like Gov. Jan Brewer & Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

In Wake of Anti-Gay Violence, Catholic Cardinal Launches New Attack on Same-Sex Families

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday May 28, 2013
Even as anti-gay attacks mount in New York City, Cardinal Timothy Dolan has issued a call for Catholics nationwide to work to derail legal progress made by same-sex families. Equality advocates fear a further escalation of violence.

Passage of Marriage Bill in Rhode Island Hinges on Religious Exemptions

By Michelle Smith | Saturday Jan 26, 2013
A day after the House overwhelmingly passed a gay marriage bill the head of the State Senate said its fate hinges on how broad the provisions exemptoing religious denominations from performing same-sex weddings are.

Rhode Island Legislature Introduces Gay Marriage Bills

By Joe Siegel | Wednesday Jan 9, 2013
The Rhode Island legislature introduced two pro-marriage equality bills this week that will handily pass through the House, but face tough opposition from the Senate.