Friday, February 06, 2015

'Anti-gay activist accuses Katy Perry of 'pushing' homosexuality, Satanism during Super Bowl halftime show' & other Friday midday news briefs

Linda Harvey: Katy Perry's 'Firework' Promotes Satanism, Super Bowl Halftime Show Pushed 'Homosexual Agenda' - Let me guess . . . it was the sharks.  

This Evangelical Radio Host Is Making The RNC's Israel Trip Pretty Awkward - The Bryan Fischer/RNC Israel trip controversy rages on. They were asked told not to do it and only Reince Preibus listened.

My Transgender Life -- Transitioning at Age 64 - A fascinating and very important story.  

'Public Discourse' helps Supreme Court see religious animus that drives anti-equality movement - Oh yeah. No animus towards lgbts here. When those who oppose you help your argument, don't interrupt.  

Duke And Steve's Story From The Let Love Define Family Series - Speaking of which, now that we have heard from the liars with regards to same-sex families, let's shed some truth on the matter with this family.

Judge knocks down anti-gay 'experts' during SPLC lawsuit

While there is so much attention focused on marriage equality and the question of 'religious liberty,' the Southern Poverty Law Center is pushing a lawsuit which could have far-reaching effects on the so-called "ex-gay" industry.

And after what happened in court yesterday, things look like they are in SPLC's favor.

According to a press release from the organization:

A New Jersey judge ruled today that several prominent proponents of gay-to-straight conversion therapy will not be allowed to testify in an SPLC consumer-fraud case against a conversion therapy organization.

Superior Court Judge Peter F. Bariso Jr. excluded Joseph Nicolosi, Christopher Doyle, Dr. James Phelan and Dr. John Diggs as witnesses for the defense, holding that their opinions are based on the false premise that homosexuality is a disorder.

Bariso wrote that “the theory that homosexuality is a disorder is not novel but – like the notion that the earth is flat and the sun revolves around it – instead is outdated and refuted.”

. . .  The 2012 SPLC lawsuit, filed on behalf of former JONAH clients and two parents of former clients, charges that JONAH, its founder Arthur Goldberg and counselor Alan Downing violated New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act. It claims JONAH used deceptive practices to lure the plaintiffs into their services, which can cost some clients more than $10,000 per year.

SPLC's press release also points out how each failed witness would have contributed to the defense's case.