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The NOM, FRC, Susan B. Anthony List “Haters Values Voter Bus Tour,” Kicks Off To Crowds of 10’s In Iowa

After the National Organization for Marriage’s disastrously low attended  “Summer for Marriage Tour 2010 – One Man, One Woman”, this year  Moo-gie Gallagher and Brian Brown upped the ante for their 2011  by hooking up with the recognized anti-gay hate group The Family Researcg Council and the Anti-Abortion women at the Susan B. Anthony list to create the “Summer Values Voter Tour” and if the first stop is any indication thankfully it also has flop written all over it.

At their BIG kickoff yesterday in in Des Moines, IA not even having GOP Candidate Tim Pawlenty and Iowa Family Leader craaaaaazy Bob Vander Plaats could bring the people in and “Haters Values Bus Tour” kicked off its opening playing to crowds of 10’s! made up mostly by local media and bus tour staff.

Since NOM now is “officially” associated with the  recognized hate group the Family Reserach Council this now makes The National Organization what we have always said it was.  A hate group pure and simple.

You can watch the local Iowa  news report of the tour kickoff by clicking the READ MORE button below.

*Many thanks to Jeremy Hooper at Good As You

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Iowa Hate-Group Leader Vander Plaats Responds To ‘Faggot’ Joke Controversy

From Think Progress:

FAMiLY LEADER President Bob Vander Plaats responded to a petition from LGBT groups asking him to apologize for laughing and praising an offensive “faggot” joke during a March event in Audubon, Iowa. In an interview with WHO Newsradio this afternoon, Vander Plaats defended himself by saying he never used the “f” word and claiming that he was targeted by “gay activists” who were threatened by his group’s success.

The Big Gay News Round-Up: Obama FINALLY Supports DOMA Repeal, Homeless In Frisco, Badash + Savage + Santorum Threeway? , Chris Barron Gets His Ass Waxed, and MORE!

*  President Obama Supports Defense Of Marriage Act Repeal.   It’s about time! –  Christian Science Monitor

*  The Gay and Lesbian Task Force aka The Task Force hosts thier  4th Annual Summerfest in Miami.  Could someone out there please remind me what Task Forces Task actuaslly is again please? – SFGN.com

*  Go homeless in San Francisco, the gayest city in America for only $100 dollars a day!  DanNation

*  Kevin Keller, Acrhie comics first gay character to have his own comic book. I wonder if he’ll find out if Moose is aptly named? –    New York Times

*  Bob Vander Plaats, the President of The Family Leader enjoys a good fag joke with a few close friends – Towleroad
*  Looks like David Badash of The New Civil Rights blog will be joing Rick Santorum and Dan Savage in that “hate fuck” as Badash slams Savage over having an “open relationship” and that it might portray the community badly and Dan Savage slams back.  Get a grip girls you can’t all be on top. – Queerty

*  Oren Adar and Mickey Ray Smith who were refused an accurate birth certificate for their Louisiana-born adopted son  case makes it way to the Supreme Court – Couthouse News Service

*  The federal government helped fund a study that examined what effect a gay man’s penis size has on his sex life and general well-being.  Marcus Bachmann volunteered to take the measurements –  Pink News UK

*  The BBC cuts out gay Torchwood sex scene which sets Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) enjoying snog with a hunky barman  because the channel feared a viewer’s backlash.  Since when is the BBC in America? –  Metro.uk

*  GOProud’s Chris Barron gets his ass waxed by CNN’s Ali Velshi when says he won’t question Michele Bachmann about her “ex-gay” clinic .

MITTENS SAYS NO! – Mitt Romney Refuses To Sign Iowa’s Marriage Vow Calls It "Iinappropriate"

Mitt Romney has come forward as the first GOP presidential candidate to refuse to sign on to Bob Vander Plaats and his insane group of anti-gay social conservatives, The Family Leader pledge  The Marriage Vow: A Declaration of Dependence Upon Marriage and Family which opposes same-sex marriage, Sharia law, infidelity, and pornography.(The section which said that African-American families were better off during the time of slavery was removed.  Really.)

Andrea Saul told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Romney “strongly supports traditional marriage,” but that the oath circulated last week by The Family Leader “contained references and provisions that were undignified and inappropriate for a presidential campaign.”

Did you ever think you’d live to see the day when a Mormon was the sanest in a bunch?

Iowa Conservative GOP Pledge: "Being Gay Is A Choice" – Truth Is Its Not, But Being An Evil Homophobic Bigot Is

Those of us with IQ’s over 60 know that just as straight people don’t make a choice to be attracted to the opposite sex, gay people do not make the choice to be attracted to people and even though scientific research is proving this everyday and the American Psychiatric Association agrees with this almost 40 years ago and  decided to drop homosexuality as a diagnostic category. 

But that’s not stopping Bob Vander Plaats and his insane groupof anti-gay social conservatives, The Family Leader, who are asking ALL Republican presidential candidates to pledge allegiance to a document called The Marriage Vow: A Declaration of Dependence Upon Marriage and Family. (The”pledge” also calls for candidates to ban pornography and reject the Sharia law.  But hey, we got top billing)

– HOMOSEXUALITY IS A CHOICE: The preface to the pledge reads, “Social protections…have been evaporating as we have collectively ‘debased the currency’ of marriage…in complete absence of empirical proof, that non-heterosexual inclination are genetically determined, irresistible and akin to innate traits like race, gender and eye color; as well as anti-scientific bias which holds, against all empirical evidence, that homosexual behavior in particular, and sexual promiscuity in general, optimizes individual or public health.” Footnote 8 reiterates this notion.

– HOMOSEXUALITY IS LIKE POLYGAMY, ADULTERY, POLYANDRY: Vow 4 requires the candidate to pledge “Vigorous opposition to any redefinition of the Institution of Marriage…through statutory, bureaucratic, or court-imposed recognition of intimate unions which are bigamous, polygamous, polyandrous, same-sex.”

– HOMOSEXUALITY IS A PUBLIC HEALTH RISK: Footnote 4 claims that homosexuality causes shorter life expectancy and a higher probability of a long list of sexually transmitted diseases. The Leader has previously compared same-sex marriage to second-hand smoking.

– SEX IS BETTER AFTER MARRIAGE: Vow 5 requires the candidate to support the notion that “married people enjoy better health, better sex.”

– PORNOGRAPHY SHOULD BE BANNED: Vow 9 stipulates that the candidate must “support human protection of women and the innocent fruit of conjugal intimacy” and protect them from “seduction into promiscuity and all forms of pornography…and other types of coercion or stolen innocence.”

– REJECT SHARIA ISLAM: Vow 11 requires the candidate to reject Sharia law.

Welcome to the 50’s everyone.  The 1650’s.

It’s always nteresting that we hear the right proclaim that homosexuality is a choice and, therefore, should not be protected. Last time I checked, religion was a choice and we DO protect it.

Vander Plaats and the GOP chistofacists, reject tons of evidence and studies that prove that being gay IS NOT a choice and think if they say that it is over and over again that that will make it true.  But it doesn’t

But what is true is that this is a bunch of dangerous, hateful, homophobic bigots have written and agree with a pledge that sounds like something Adolf Hitler would have had his SS Storm Troopers sign in blood.

Being evil is a choice.  

Being gay isn’t.

Mike Huckabee Campaigns For For Iowa Anti-Gay Marriage Candidate

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee went to Iowa Wednesday to support the gubernatorial candidacy of businessman Bob Vander Plaats,who is a heinous and the vociferous opponent of gay marriage and gay rights

Speaking to a crowd of about 100 like minded homophobic assholes at a fundraiser for the Iowa Family PAC, the political action committee managed by the Iowa Family Policy Center Action, a group that opposes gay rights, Huckabee called Vander Plaats an ideal candidate. (Where I would ideally call him “Satan”)

While all Republican Iowa gubernatorial candidates have sided with social conservatives who are rankled
at Democratic leaders for blocking a resolution calling for an amendment in the Iowa constitution that would ban gay marriage and reverse last year’s state Supreme Court order legalizing the institution, Vander Plaats, who often speaks about the issue at anti-gay marriage rallies, has a padlock on the issue. He’s pledged, if elected, to halt gay weddings with an executive order until the issue is decided by voters. Most analysts have said such a move would not be legal.

“Having been a governor for 10 and a half years, I think I know something about the qualities that make for a good governor. I find every one in Bob,” Huckabee said.  (I suppose that means he’ll pardon someone who’ll go out and kill some cops in the future, eh Fuckabee?)

Huckabee, a  former Baptist ministe, and current asshole does not believe gays should be allowed to serve in the military and supports a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a heterosexual union and in November, he told CBS’ Katie Couric that if you alter marriage to include gay couples “then there is really no limit” to how it might be defined and suggested polygamy would soon follow.

Huck off, Fuckabee!

(Althought the idea of being married to two guys at once is intriguing.  I call James Franco and Danny Craig!)