Monday, October 21, 2013

Fox News, Todd Starnes continue to lie about anti-gay hate groups

Check out this ridiculous interview on Fox and Friends with fake journalist Todd Starnes in regards to the controversy of the American Family Association allegedly being branded a hate group by the United States Army. Starnes particularly continues to say that groups like AFA are considered hate groups simply because they oppose marriage equality.

Not only is Starnes lying, but he knows that he is lying.

Now check out what Starnes and Fox &Friends omitted. And you can bet your eyeteeth that they won't mention the following video. Now whether someone in the Army branded AFA as a hate group is irrelevant because the fact of the matter is whoever that person was had just cause:

The power of the press doesn't always lie in what's said but also what's unsaid. As long as Starnes and company don't talk about comments made by AFA members like Tim Wildmon and Bryan Fischer (as well as Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council), they will proceed to fool a lot of people about not only the nature of these so-called morality groups but also that of Christianity.

'Conservatives, religious right targeting innocent transgender teenager' and other Monday midday news briefs

Mother Of Transphobic Smear Campaign Target Defends Daughter - Oh big defenders of morality to team up and pick on an innocent girl with a fake story! 

Russia Will No Longer Consider Taking Children From Gay Parents - I'll believe it after a while when they don't try anything new to harm Russian lgbts.

BREAKING: Governor Christie Withdraws Appeal Against New Jersey Marriage Equality - It's the story everyone is talking about, so why not me. Marriage equality is officially official in New Jersey!  

Shorter NOM: We know we've lost Jersey - And it looks like NOM knew ahead of time.

Gay couples make it 'official' in New Jersey!

Many same sex couples in New Jersey made it official at 12 a.m. this morning:

More than 200 supporters, friends of the brides and grooms, and marriage equality activists gathered in the rotunda to see the 12:01 a.m. ceremony, which Booker’s office organized after a trial-court judge ruled last month that same-sex couples could begin marrying in New Jersey on Oct. 21.

And they were officially married by the newly elected Senator Cory Booker, who also had a way of dealing with hecklers:

The ceremony began just after the clock struck midnight, when Booker announced to the crowd, “Alright, ladies and gentleman, it is officially passed midnight. Marriage is equal in New Jersey.” Cheers filled the room when the first couple, Joseph Panessidi and Orville Bell, two 65-year-olds who have been together now for 15 years, joined Booker up front. From the second-floor balcony, cameras flashed down on the soon-to-be-newlyweds as Booker recited the vows required by the state from a black binder.

When Booker reached the line in his script that prompts attendees for objections — to “speak now or forever hold your peace” — a man on the south wall of the rotunda broke the silence. “It is unlawful in the eyes of God,” he yelled, carrying a sign with bible script written on it.

The man continued to shout, but Booker began to talk into the microphone over him. “Well, sir. Well, sir,” said Booker. “Could you please remove him? Please remove that person.” After the heckler had been removed from the room, Booker turned to the audience and said, “Not hearing any substantive and worthy objections, I now will proceed with the vows.”

Photo by Adam Hunger of Reuters.