Posts by Andy Birkey
Colorado Republican Reps. Doug Lamborn and Mike Coffman joined Rep. Michele Bachmann and 83 other members of the House as signers of a letter to the U.S. Senate urging that body to pass an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would prohibit gay members of America’s Armed Forces from using military facilities for marriage ceremonies.
In an editorial in the Boston Pilot, Daniel Avila, a lobbyist and spokesperson for the Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage of the U.S. Catholic Conference, wrote that because being gay is not genetic, it must be the work of the devil.
Colorado U.S. Reps. Cory Gardner, Doug Lamborn and Mike Coffman lent their names to a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday arguing that the Supreme Court should rule the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential campaign has taken heat for his family’s hunting property, which is named after a racist term. But it’s not his only problem with race: A number of members of his campaign team have a history with inflammatory rhetoric on racial issues, as well as LGBT rights. And, Perry’s campaign is also taking fire from mainstream conservative Christians who view his associations with the New Apostolic Reformation with a great deal of suspicion.
On a conference call with supporters of Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom coalition on Tuesday evening, presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said she would reinstate Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, while agreeing with a caller who said allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military would “destroy the armed forces.”
On the radio program of conservative talker Laura Ingraham, Michele Bachmann rattled off a litany of complaints against China, accusing the country of blinding U.S. satellites with lasers, selling weapons to terrorist regimes and engaging in cyber attacks on both U.S. businesses and the military.
At Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate in Florida, a gay soldier serving in Iraq was booed by the audience because he asked a question about Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. None of the candidates on stage came to his defense.
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s weekend trip to the Golden State to gather support and funds for her presidential bid drew protests and sharp questions from Tonight Show host Jay Leno over her stances and statements on rights for LGBT people.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken called for an “explicit ban” on discrimination against LGBT students in a civil rights hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday.
GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum said last weekend he is the victim of a holy war by supporters of LGBT rights. Calling it a “jihad,” Santorum said he has been unfairly criticized over his statements comparing gays and lesbians to pedophiles and people who commit incest. The National Organization for Marriage also picked up on the holy-war language, claiming that a Florida school teacher has become a victim of the “jihad.”