Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Pat Robertson's group embroiled in huge gay scandal

The chickens have come home to roost for the extreme homophobe Pat Robertson. After years of verbally bashing the gay community, including helping the late Jerry Falwell blame us for 9/11, Robertson's legal group (the American Center for Law and Justice) is now embroiled in a HUGE gay scandal.

According to the Advocate magazine:

A senior attorney has been fired from the conservative American Center for Law and Justice for reportedly having multiple relationships with younger men.

Metro Weekly reports that James Henderson was fired September 25, one day after two blogs, Exposed Politics and The Patriot-Ombudsman, posted reports that Henderson may be gay. The reports showed that Henderson created a Facebook account solely to communicate with at least two men he was involved with.

While it is unclear whether the men are at the age of consent or old enough to consume alcohol, it appears that Henderson provided them with alcohol and marijuana. One of the reports alleges that one of the men was 17 when he began communicating with Henderson in 2010.

Henderson is married with eight children.

The American Center for Law and Justice was founded in 1990 by Pat Robertson as a counter to the American Civil Liberties Union. Representatives of the organization confirmed to Metro Weekly that Henderson had been fired but would not make any further comments. His attorney, Christopher Zampogna, told Metro Weekly that he would not comment on Henderson's termination, but also confirmed that he was fired.

Henderson previously taught undergraduate religious studies at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va., also founded by Pat Robertson.

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'Huge error spotted in Maine anti-marriage equality ad' and other Tuesday midday news briefs

Protect Marriage Maine—or Ukraine?! - Anti-marriage equality commercial in Maine pulls a huge deception. Couldn't they find any Maine couples or at least a couple not as far as the Ukraine?  

Michigan State Rep Calls Homosexuality A ‘Lifestyle’ That People Can Leave - Here we go again.

 Roy Moore, Alabama Chief Justice Candidate, Calls Gay Marriage 'Ultimate Destruction Of Our Country' (VIDEO) - Roy Moore is like a fungus you can't get rid of.  

Not So Nice: Meet The Group Behind Minnesota's "Low-Key" Anti-Equality Ads - They know how to fake being polite. 

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NOM fails HARD in NY Senate primary

To hear the National Organization for Marriage proclaim it, its attack on the New York Senators who voted for the passage of marriage equality in the state worked liked gangbusters.

You wanna bet:

Equality Matters - who was kind enough to create the above chart - said the following:
NOM endorsed six candidates in New York’s state senate primary. Out of these six, two ended up winning their races, and only one of those races revolved around the issue of same-sex marriage. NOM also claimed credit for forcing two additional pro-equality state senators to resign before the election:
  • Sen. Mark Grisanti. Although NOM worked aggressively to defeat Grisanti in the primary, the pro-equality Republican won his district with roughly 60 percent of the vote.
  • Sen. Stephen Saland. Saland – who provided the critical 32nd vote to pass New York’s marriage equality law – was declared the winner of his close primary despite being targeted by NOM.
  • Sen. Gustavo Rivera. Freshman state Sen. Gustavo Rivera handily defeated NOM-endorsed challenger Manny Tavarez, who campaigned against Rivera’s support for marriage equality.
  • Mark Amodeo. In the race to determine who would challenge Republican Sen. Grisanti in November, Democrat Mark Amodeo defeated NOM-endorsed candidate Charles Swanick by a wide margin.
  • Sen. Roy McDonald. McDonald’s defeat proved to be NOM’s only real “victory” in New York’s Senate primary. After losing a close race to NOM-endorsed challenger Kathleen Marchione, McDonald decided to drop out rather than run as a third-party candidate. A poll taken earlier this week showed that McDonald could have won his seat in a three-way race.
  • Sen. Shirley Huntley. Although NOM claims that Huntley lost to challenger James Sanders as a result of her vote for same-sex marriage, it likely has more to do with the fact that she was indicted on felony corruption charges just weeks before the election. Gay marriage wasn’t a central part of Sanders’ campaign, which instead emphasized “clean government.”
  • Sen. Carl Kruger. NOM also claims responsibility for ending Sen. Carl Kruger’s career over his vote for marriage equality, failing to mention that Kruger resigned in anticipation of being convicted  on federal corruption charges. He’s currently serving seven years in prison.
  • Sen. James Alesi. Alesi is the last of the four “turncoat” Republican senators NOM targeted for supporting marriage equality. NOM claimed credit for his decision to retire this year, but reports indicate that his retirement might have more to do with a “bogus lawsuit” he filed against constituents several years ago than with his support for same-sex marriage.
Of the six races NOM was involved in, only one can reasonably be considered a “victory” for NOM. That’s a pretty pitiful record for any organization . . .

That's the thing with  bull. It's unfortunate but sometimes, it must be revealed as such by a careful wafting of the smell by those who know it as such.

Otherwise, those pushing it will get away with the lie that what you smell are rose petals.

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