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NOM's Maggie Gallagher shuts down anti-marriage equality syndicated column; admits she is on losing end of battle in a wicked society

NOM's Maggie Gallagher shuts down anti-marriage equality syndicated column; admits she is on losing end of battle in a wicked society

Former NOM President Maggie Gallagher has given up her 17 year old anti-marriage equality syndicated column. We here at GodDiscussion have consistently covered Gallagher and NOM, and Gallagher's sudden withdrawal from the public forum seems to speak to the public's growing intolerance of what has been described by some as bigoted views in an increasingly diverse society.  Citing reasons ranging from wanting to work on projects closer to her heart, to blaming the wickedness of American society on Hollywood, feminism, the GOP and porn to blaming men themselves, Gallagher has decided to limit her range of influence to her website. She seemed to give up on DOMA in mid-December, roundly blasting the GOP for ignoring the issue, and her column reflects her resignation with the issue. In her last column "This I Believe: A Farewell to Optimism," Gallagher explains her rationale:

On every key measure, marriage is weaker. The consequences are more obviously unsustainable, yet culturally powerful voices are less willing to engage, and the power of porn and Hollywood to create our norms for family life is more triumphant than ever.

Since 1993, the proportion of children born out of wedlock has jumped from 31 percent to 41 percent — mostly since about 2003. For women with only a high school degree or less, nonmarital childbearing is the new normal. Divorce has declined for the privileged; for everyone else, stable marriage has gotten to be even further out of reach.

Without a powerful ideal of masculinity that points men toward marriage and fatherhood, more and more young men are deciding the hard work of becoming marriageable is not worth it: Porn, beer, video games with the guys, freedom and fleeting sexual encounters are good enough.

The most urgent overlooked need is the deep need of boys for masculine ideals. If civilization refuses to provide any, porn and video-game makers will step in to fill the gap.

Why should young men work hard to become protectors and defenders of women and children when American culture — and women — tells them they are not needed in either role?

She does not go on to explain exactly what would constitute an "ideal of masculinity;" however, one wonders if it is on the level of  John Wayne and the Marlboro Man. Susan Faludi in her book "The Terror Dream," says that the masculine ideal of protector and hypersexuality has been all very prevalent in the years following 9/11.  When al-Qaida attacked their country, Faludi writes, the humiliating shame felt by American men watching helplessly on TV was experienced, at a subliminal level, sexually.   Moreover, Faludi writes:

“When an attack on home soil causes cultural paroxysms that have nothing to do with the attack, when we respond to real threats to our nation by distrusting ourselves with imagined threats to femininity and family life, when we invest our leaders with a cartoon masculinity and require of them bluster in lieu of a capacity for rational calculation, and when we blame our frailty in 'fifth column' feminists – in short, when we base our security on a mythical male strength that can only increase itself against a mythical female weakness – we should know that we are exhibiting the symptoms of a lethal, albeit curable, cultural affliction (p. 295).”

Some couldn't be more pleased.  Shannon Barber of Addicting Info writes that she's glad to see the backside of Gallagher and her "homophobic, bigoted" rants:

The bigoted co-founder  and former President of the infamous National Organization for Marriage(NOM) has now chosen to close her syndicated column after seventeen years, The Huffington Post reports. Printed in anywhere from 25 to 35 newspapers each week, the Universal Click run column was Gallagher’s platform to trumpet her ignorance regarding the LGBT community, our reasons for championing marriage equality, and any number of other things surrounding the subject. Universal Click’s assistant managing editor, Clint Hooker, was surprised by the move to close the column and told The Huffington Post that he “tried to talk her out of it.”

Despite my pleasure at this latest nail in NOM’s coffin, I gotta give it to Maggie. Perhaps she is simply jumping off a sinking ship, considering the fact that there werehuge wins for marriage equality with likely more on the way this election season, and that she has often been a laughingstock with her bizarre, bigoted television statements.  At least she realizes that she is on the losing side of things and is stepping away gracefully. Her ridiculous far-right ideas about a “strong marriage culture” where everyone lives like June and Ward Cleaver are a picture of an America that never was – a fantastical bigot’s wet dream of misogyny and homophobia- are quickly going the way of the dodo bird, and it seems she knows it. Her resignation in 2010 as NOM’s President, and now this closing of her anti- marriage equality column scream that she knows she is losing. That is the only logical reason for her abandoning her life’s work.

So far, no conservative news items have come out with an opinion either way regarding her retreat from the public sphere.  The group Human Rights Campaign had this to say regarding Gallagher's closing of her column:

She probably wouldn't believe it, but I seriously don't say any of this about Maggie's work to gloat about my own movement's successes or to mock what I see as her decades of misfocus.  Yes, I'm thrilled that we are triumphing over NOM and Maggie's generally limited marriage view, and I will work with every fiber of my being to put that view out of business altogether.  And yes, considering how much personal hurt Maggie has generated for me, my husband, my family, and my future child(ren) who might have to read her archived takes on why the world's natural spectrum of normalcy is somehow a damaging lie, I surely have had some fun taking the piss out of what I see as NOM/Maggie's more laughable missteps.  But as a thinker who thinks about things that make us both think, I truly do feel empathy for someone who must close out her seventeen-year run with a realization that the fight she held so dear is a fight that she will not win.  A fight that she was never meant to win.  A fight that, in my view, she actually helped to lose.

Maggie says, in the closing lines of her closing column, that she has traded optimism for hope—a prediction for a virtue.  As for me?  I feel lucky enough to retain both.  Because of the rightness I feel about my choice to accept rather than limit, I have always had great hope about a view which claims millions of the world's people as something much more and more valuable than the "fluke" status that others have placed upon us.  Hope has been driving the LGBT movement for decades.  …Godspeed, syndicated Maggie.

 

About Dakota O'Leary

Dakota O'Leary is a freethinker, and often sassy, scholar of theology and literature. She got her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Theology from the State University of New York College at Buffalo, and her Master of Arts degree in Theology and Literature from Antioch University-Midwest. She is a contributing writer focusing on eschatology, biblical prophecy, and general religious news. Dakota is a co-host of the God Discussion radio show, offering insight to the news stories of the week. We like to call her "our in-house Biblical prophecy expert" as her articles on eschatology have received over 200,000 views on God Discussion.
  • honeymoonie

    What a riot it is to hear pro-homo bigots and fanatics like Dakota O'Leary calling Christians opposed to homosexuality and homo marriage "bigoted." BTW,nice name combo:an Injun first name and an Irish surname.Any cows from Chicago in her family? Back to the real bigots,the militant-homo movement calls anyone opposed to their agenda to force homosexuality down everyone's throats an assortment of dirty names,"Bigot!" probably being the most common.And the homo bigots and the pro-homo bigots cited in this article will rabidly continue their attacks on Christian morality and the Christian faith and the Christian family probably until their dying days or if they change.Till then,they should continue to expect strong opposition from Americans who don't want to be forced to believe that 2 men copulating,let alone marrying,is normal and to be celebrated.We don't want America to resemble Sodom and Gomorrah.Despite Maggie Gallagher's frequent obnoxiousness,she has been on the side of morality on this issue.

    • http://www.facebook.com/diane.yoder.16 Diane Yoder

      It is what it is. Hitler didn't think he was being a bigot when he was killing gay people either. Tell me something. Does your bullying actually hope to achieve anything, or are you just getting your anger and hatred out?

      • honeymoonie

        Hitler didn't single out "gay people" to murder.He may have been a homo himself.One of his early allies was Brown Shirt leader Ernst Roehm-a homosexual.He murdered him because Hitler deemed him a threat to his power,not because he was a homo.So you're ignorant of WW2 history and New Testament history.

        • http://www.facebook.com/diane.yoder.16 Diane Yoder

          As usual, the truth mixed with lies. Yes, there were homosexuals in the Nazi party. Hitler slept with his niece, who shot herself afterwards, and then had a mistress who he married at the end of the war before both of them committed suicide. He may have been bisexual, but we'll never know, will we? Now I'm confused. Are you then now defending the Nazis and saying there's nothing wrong with being gay as long as you belong to the "right" party? As for the rest of your denial nonsense, you need to look up the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum site. Hitler did single out gay people, had them rounded up and put in concentration camps, and systematically murdered. " The Nazi campaign against homosexuality targeted the more than one million German men who, the state asserted, carried a "degeneracy" that threatened the "disciplined masculinity" of Germany. Denounced as "antisocial parasites" and as "enemies of the state," more than 100,000 men were arrested under a broadly interpreted law against homosexuality. Approximately 50,000 men served prison terms as convicted homosexuals, while an unknown number were institutionalized in mental hospitals. Others—perhaps hundreds—were castrated under court order or coercion. Analyses of fragmentary records suggest that between 5,000 and 15,000 homosexual men were imprisoned in concentration camps, where many died from starvation, disease, exhaustion, beatings, and murder." (http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/online/hsx/). I truly feel sorry for you. You are so mired in your own reality that you cannot see the mix of truth and lies that you live immersed in every day. I don't have to defend my academic credentials to you. I don't even know you.

          • honeymoonie

            You think so highly of yourself because you have "academic credentials." So that makes you better than everyone who doesn't have such credentials? You certainly write well-like many propagandists with a cause or two.I don't put much credence in the stats you cited because your only source was the "Holocaust" museum(a rather dubious source,to say the least).Maybe the next e-mail you'll cite something from fanatical Simon Wiesenthal Center.And thanks so much for feeling sorry for me.That's so nice of you.Really so nice.I don't feel sorry for you,though.And as much as you try to use twisty tricks like the Bolsheviks and Communists who claimed their intellectual opponents were psychotic or twisty,you just confirm the fight that real truth seekers are up against in America's culture war,which is basically pro-Christ vs.anti-Christ.Lastly,claiming Hitler maybe was bi and not homo because he slept with a niece and married Braun before he died also proves little.Remember Michael Huffington and Jim McGreavey? They're homos who even fathered kids with their wives.That's pretty good! Don't you think?

            • http://www.facebook.com/diane.yoder.16 Diane Yoder

              Ah, there's that "elitist" crap we've become so familiar with from the right. Again, I don't have to justify myself to you. If anyone thinks they're better than anyone else it's you. Clearly you have the moral high ground. Clearly you know the truth, while the rest of us are deluded. People like you scare me.

              • honeymoonie

                I doubt you're scared.And nobody is seeking moral high ground or trying to outsmart or outmoral anyone.It's simply people who believe in what's best for the vast majority of people in a society.That's what moral convictions and precepts are really all about.I really appreciate an academically credentialed,obviously intelligent woman such as yourself engaging in this debate with an uncredentialed conservative-patriot/citizen-activist like me.Thank you.

                • jeffreyro5

                  How is not allowing gay couples to marry "best for the vast majority of people….."? It makes no sense. How are straight people affected if and when gay people can marry?

                • Spuddie

                  Because it means he has to treat gay people like actual people.

                  Its no fun to be a bigot if your target has the same rights as yourself. Ask any member of the KKK why they hate civil rights so much.

                • jeffreyro5

                  I hear what you're saying but so far as I know, the KKK doesn't advocate limited legal rights, such as marriage, for blacks or Jews or gays. It just doesn't like those groups. I find the KKK less offensive than Maggie Gallagher and NOM, because MG and NOM want to limit legal rights. I don't care who hates me if they leave my legal rights alone. Gallagher and NOM are more insidious than the KKK, in my opinion.

                • Spuddie

                  Look deeper at history. The KKK worked with local government to attack voting rights, enforce segregation and laws against miscegenation. Bigots always want their view to have color of law.

                • honeymoonie

                  It makes plenty of sense to people who believe in the Christian family and parents who don't want their children raised in a society where government sanctions homos marrying and raising children.It makes plenty of sense to people who don't want sexual depravity celebrated via the marriage ceremony.That's the main reason why homo marriage is illegal in 31 states.In short,homo marriage is highly immoral in a Christian society and is a big threat to Christian morality.

                • Lore

                  YOU SAID: "That's the main reason why homo marriage is illegal in 31 states.In short,homo marriage is highly immoral in a Christian society and is a big threat to Christian morality."

                  I was just talking to my husband about Jesus before I even saw this article and we both decided that the person we believe Jesus to have been would never have hated, disowned, disregarded, debased, denied or disrespected any individual including homoSEXUALS. The Jesus that I respect is one of tolerance, love, guidance and so many more wonderful things.

                  Do you remember the WWJD (what would Jesus do) bracelets? It was that campaign that actually made me stop and think about how Jesus would respond to any given situation. This allowed me to try harder to behave in a Christ like fashion. I am not a christian but I found G.O.D (good orderly direction) in those teachings.

                  I find your behavior towards the others very rude and mean spirited. You have displayed zero tolerance or open-mindedness for others beliefs and opinions. So I ask you to ask yourself WWJD and is your behavior today a display of you being the best Christian that you can be? Because if it is, then that is one more very important reason that I want nothing to do with you and your ilk. It would be very nice of you to use the word homosexual vs. homo, a simple request for kindness and respect for our brothers and sisters on this planet. Oh, one more thing… you are free to leave this country if you find it so depraved. Just sayin.

                • honeymoonie

                  And you're free to leave too,you moron of a hypocrite! Oh,you're so tolerant! So open-minded to urge someone to leave a country that's about 80% Christian and where most states have banned something that 2,000 years of Christian teaching has proscribed.Go tend to your husband,you silly,air-headed fool.And I can assure you,Mrs.Tolerant and Open-Minded,I'm staying right here in USA and will fight the ignorance,vapidity,cowardice and foolishness of "your ilk." How do you like that for your idea of tolerance?

                • fiona64

                  "And they will know we are Christians by our love, by our love …"

                • honeymoonie

                  It's silly and uninformed to think Christ was only about love.You'll discover that if you read the Gospels.

                • fiona64

                  Sweetie, it's from a hymn sung in many churches. I'm sorry for assuming that you were aware of that.

                • honeymoonie

                  Oh,really,smart ass? He was "only" about love? Maybe it's you who needs Hooked on Phonics.

                • fiona64

                  Dearie, he exhorted his followers to do three things: comfort the afflicted, feed the hungry and love their neighbors as themselves. How are *you* doing on those things?

                • honeymoonie

                  Just those 3 things,huh,smart ass? It's obvious you've never read the Gospels or you're just lying.I love all those sweet names you're calling me.Does your hen-pecked husband know your flirting with someone you think needs psychiatric help?

                • fiona64

                  Oh, honey. You have never traveled in the Southern US, have you? Let me clue you in: when I say "bless your heart," it doesn't mean what you think it does. Now, don't you have a woman to beat or a lynching to attend? I would certainly hate to get in the way of your recreation.

                • honeymoonie

                  Oh,yeah,bigoted jerk.Was there a lynching recently? When was that? About 50 years ago? You hate innocent people today who had nothing to do with that past! And I've been in many Southern states and I saw or heard about no lynchings.That must make you feel bad.If there were no klansmen or "racists" or "fundamentalists" or Southerners to hate,your life would be so empty.Will you go eat,please.You'll have even more energy later to continue your attacks and spill your guts.

                • Spuddie

                  In other words, you want to close your eyes and pray the gays away. Not a very mature belief. Ignore a group of people because it is inconvenient to your faith. So you are saying "True Christians" have the intellectual and emotional capacity of a 4 year old.

                  Your eyes are going to bleed a little when you read this, but gays already are having kids and getting married elsewhere in the world. Marriage has nothing to do with your church or any others.

                  Who said we live in a Christian society? I don't see a defender of the faith as a cabinet position or an official Christian church of the United States. Reinforcement of your Christian faith is not the job of our government. If you don't like it, you should be bringing it up in church. My tax dollars and votes are unnecessary for your faith.

                • honeymoonie

                  Yes,Spuddie:you and your fellow militants believe Christians never grow intelectually past 4-years-old.What a brilliant deduction! You're really just showing your ugly hate again towards Christians et al who refuse to accept the sin of Sodom.Too bad.

                • Spuddie

                  " Christians never grow intelectually past 4-years-old.What a brilliant deduction!"

                  Thank you. With each post, you prove it to the world! =)

                  I don't hate Christians, I just don't think your version of them are particularly intelligent people. They are too angry and stupid to hate. Pity and ridicule is more appropriate.

                • honeymoonie

                  You mean those Christians who don't accept your homosexuality shoved down their throats.

                • Spuddie

                  Again with the shoving down your throat? Really?

                  Are you trying to tell us something on the down low here?

                • honeymoonie

                  It's just a common expression where I live.It describes overly aggressive,obnoxious people trying to force something on other people.

                • Spuddie

                  So you are telling me you live in community of closeted gays. Its always the people protesting the loudest you have to worry about most of all. ;)

                  Nobody is forcing you or anyone else to marry a gay person and raise their kids. Whining about having to treat to others like human beings isn't forcing anything unless you are raving douchebag.

                • honeymoonie

                  Are you so immature and scatalogical that you can't write a post without vulgar or dirty words? Or is that just natural for your dirty sodomite or pro-sodomite mind?

                • fiona64

                  You mean like you're doing right here, right now?

                • honeymoonie

                  No,smart ass; it's the other way around.The militant homo movement is the aggressor in the culture war.

                • fiona64

                  Really? How many gangs of gay people are going about beating of straight folk? How many gay churches are going about trying to strip straight folk of rights under the law? I'll be eagerly awaiting your response, with citations.

                • honeymoonie

                  " 'Gay' church"? That's like a Neo-Nazi synagogue.Are you so ignorant of 2,000 years of Christian teaching on human sexuality that you don't recognize the church's proscription of homosexuality? And since you claim to be heterosexually married,why are you so pro-homo and anti-Christ?

                • fiona64

                  What I am, nosey parker, is pro-civil rights. How many of your civil rights are you okay with putting on the ballot for others to vote on?

                • honeymoonie

                  Nosey Parker.I guess that's another stab at trying to be creative.So you had nothing better to do on your lunch hour and now that you're home than to try and out-civil rights a conservative like me.Your idea of "civil rights" applies to whatever radical minority you deem it applicable.The Civil Rights Act of 1965 was meant to stop racial discrimination against Southern blacks who were being denied basic constitutional rights like the right to vote.There's nothing pro-homo in that legislation,no matter how much you and your side try to contort it.

                • fiona64

                  Marriage is a basic civil right, dear. (Loving v. Virginia) So, I ask again: which of your civil rights shall we put on the ballot so that people may decide them for you? You failed to answer the question. You aren't a conservative, sweetie; you're a pitiful little man who doesn't want to let go of his teensy bit of hegemony. You're also probably afraid that some gay man will treat you with the same level of contempt that you clearly treat women (if your discourse with me is any example). That's what all of you homophobes fear most: that a gay man might a) be attracted to you (as though they have no taste and discernment whatsoever) and b) that they'll treat you in the same fashion that you fantasize treating every woman who's ever turned you down.

                • honeymoonie

                  Homo marriage isn't a basic civil right,you pompous ass! I didn't answer your question because it's a stupid one.And your Freudian psychoanalysis was quite bizarre,to say the least.And your claiming I mistreat all women because of my responses to you is yet another moronic claim.That's tantamount to you being misanthropic because you hate me for my moral beliefs and convictions.I remind you:it's dinner time.Go eat what your husband has prepared for you.You'll feel better.

                • fiona64

                  Thank you for proving every single one of my points so splendidly

                • honeymoonie

                  Why of course! Every biased,bigoted leftist like you is intellectually superior to every other creed or political philosophy! That's the arrogant,high-minded,haughty,condescending nature of the beast.So keep reminding yourself how proud you are of your intellectual superiority and debate prowess.BTW,I hope your husband made you a good dinner last night.He probably did because you stopped your barrages right about feeding time.And remember to drive South soon so you can march against the two Klansmen who may be planning to protest in front of a NAACP meeting.Bring your camera and your handcuffs.

                • Spuddie

                  That's what all of you homophobes fear most: that a gay man might a) be
                  attracted to you (as though they have no taste and discernment
                  whatsoever) and b) that they'll treat you in the same fashion that you
                  fantasize treating every woman who's ever turned you down.

                  I think he is a little disappointed for being shot down after coming on to me with talk of things crammed down his throat, condoms, foaming and gay potatoes. =)

                • fiona64

                  You mean like straight folk do when we get married, or walk down the street holding hands with our loved one? Why is it not "shoving it down someone's throat" if we heteros do it, but it *is* if gay folk do the exact same thing?

                • honeymoonie

                  There's a big difference between showing off or inappropriate public behavior and sexual perversion and depravity.

                • fiona64

                  Wow. If two people you don't even know getting married threatens your "Christian morality," your morals must be pretty shaky indeed.

                • honeymoonie

                  No,smart ass.It's the legalization and legitimization of a great immorality on a predominantly Christian people.So you claim to be happily married.I pity your hen-pecked husband.

                • fiona64

                  And I pity anyone in your general vicinity, sugarplum. Have you considered getting psychiatric help?

                • honeymoonie

                  Oh,I was waiting for that one! What took you so long,smart ass?! Like your comrades the bolsheviks who imprisoned people in psych hospitals who disagreed with their terror tactics.You should be ashamed of yourself for waiting so long in this argument in suggesting I need some good ol' bolshevik,anti-Christ re-education! What's the matter? A bad day at the office? That time of the month?

                • fiona64

                  Nope, no misogyny there …

                • honeymoonie

                  We agree on something! Hey! Miracles do happen!

                • Spuddie

                  "I pity your hen-pecked husband."

                  I pity your boyfriend. =)

                • honeymoonie

                  You're back.Where did you go? Looking for wife #4? Again,I remind you,moron,I'm not a homo and never have been.I've always liked girls,like any sexually normal man.

                • Spuddie

                  I was too busy watching Fiona64 gut you like a fish. She is doing so well, it would be unnecessary to get involved.

                  You always liked things shoved down your throat, which foams at the mouth while you use condoms, trying to spank Fiona's behind while growing your gay potatoes.

                • honeymoonie

                  You're about as objective as a Nazi judge.You should've piled on,moron,instead of just being a spectator.Let us know when you marry wife #4.And let us know too if she's a transgender.

                • Spuddie

                  I can't help it if you are so unintentionally funny.

                  So now you are saying you like to be in a pile on. You also seem overly interested in the transgendered too!

                  So it really is just a matter of time before you come out of the closet.

                • honeymoonie

                  You're a disgusting moron,with a filthy little mind.Life to you is a non-stop,hard-core porno movie.You probably think everything revolves around depraved sexuality.You sexualize almost every word or phrase you encounter.Oh! I wrote "encounter." That must mean I'm subconsciously thinking about an encounter with an AIDS-carrying homo in a homo bathhouse in San Francisco.That must mean to your depraved mind that I may have a death wish,to give myself AIDS.Maybe you should go swing with Fiona 64.You can gut fish with her.

                • Spuddie

                  "Life to you is a non-stop,hard-core porno movie".

                  IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE WHO WOULD NOT TAKE THIS AS A COMPLIMENT?

                  "…I'm subconsciously thinking about an encounter with an AIDS-carrying homo in a homo bathhouse in San Francisco."

                  I am glad to see you finally admit to the public what you have been hinting at for so long.

                • honeymoonie

                  Like I wrote,a depraved moron like you thinks life is nothing but a hard-core porno movie.Depraved sex is on your mind probably every minute of the day.Why is a depraved moron like you married anyway? Your current Wife #3 must be more depraved than you are.

            • Spuddie

              OK so now we know you are a malicious lying sack of crap as well as an anti-gay bigot. All Holocaust deniers are stupid malicious liars. This makes it really easy never to take you seriously.

              • honeymoonie

                Oh thank you,Spuddie! What beautiful language to make your point! You must be a poet by trade! Please share some more! I'd like to read more of your beautiful language! Please! Say more!

                • Spuddie

                  Kind words should not be wasted on malicious lying scumbags like yourself.

                  You have already admitted your willingness to engage in malicious lies in order to suit an agenda. Nothing else is needed. You will have nothing of value to any given discussion.

                  You only deserve scorn, derision and snark.

                • honeymoonie

                  I hope you use condoms.They're supposed to prevent AIDS.

                • Spuddie

                  It doesn't matter how many times you ask, I will not go out with you! Stop harassing me with your talk of condoms and putting things down your throat. .

                  I am married and you are not my type anyway.

                • honeymoonie

                  It's an absolute riot how versatile you militant homos are.I give you credit for that.

                • Spuddie

                  You came to me with talk of condoms and things being shoved down your throat and you have the nerve to think I am gay?

                  What is a guy supposed to think with such talk? But it doesn't matter how many times you keep coming on to me. I don't swing that way.

                • Peter

                  Give it up Spud and move on. Let this jerk wallow in his hatred, we have better things to do, you homo potato farmer you..

                • Spuddie

                  True, but I was hit by a dose of the sillies.

                  Btw how do you grow a gay potato?

                • Peter

                  Good question, maybe honey has the answer. If not I'll pray to god, the Big Guy will know. And he listens to all my prays which is why I've won 26 lotteries for a total of $155 which proves prayers work. Ptee being silly again.

                • Arachne646

                  We haven't noticed any difference in any of the potatoes or anything in the Church's community garden, with our Minister getting married to his partner Hugh in our Sanctuary. Just as children raised by same or opposite-sex parents have not been shown to be raised better by either one. Here in Canada we have had equal marriage for almost a decade, and society, and potatoes, go on. You may be eating our potato chips yourself.

                • Peter

                  Don't tell honey that, he told me to stay in Canada when I brought up the same points about same-sex marriage, but he doesn't understand that.

                • honeymoonie

                  If you're not a homo,why are you so pro-homo to the point where you foam at the mouth?

                • Spuddie

                  Again with the oral fetishes. First shoving things down your throat now getting all foamy. Where will it end?

                  Simple answer is I don't like bigots. I get worked up over lots of different jerks who think their prejudices should be taken seriously. You should see me on discussions dealing with islamaphobia, nativism, and sectarianism.

                • honeymoonie

                  And you're not a bigot,huh? You're very pharisaical.Interesting selection of the phobias you oppose.How about Christophobia? How about Jaimee Foxx gloating about killing all the white people in Django Unchained? Like a typical rabid,pro-homo leftist,some bigotry is just fine with you and your breed.You only excoriate what you claim is bigotry so it serves your own big ego and a radical anti-American agenda.It matches that idiotic icon of you that looks like a dinosaur.Maybe you can explain that one.

                • Spuddie

                  Django Unchained was a good flick! I guess you didn't like the scene where the proto-Klan looked like a bunch of idiots. I can see why you would be annoyed over that. A little too close to home?

                • honeymoonie

                  Of course you thought Django was a good flick! You're the embodiment of an anti-white,anti-Christian leftist! Your evil mind enjoys seeing blacks murdering whites.That probably turns you on sexually more than seeing two guys getting it on!

                • Spuddie

                  I bet you didn't even see the movie!

                  It has the 3rd funniest representation of bigoted morons on film after the Blue's Brother's Illinois Nazis and this scene
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=493pL_Vbtnc

                • honeymoonie

                  I don't have to see trash to know it's trash; I can smell it.You wouldn't dare see a film where whites murder blacks and a white actor in the film says on national TV that that was fun.And Jaimee Foxx is an ugly anti-white moron.His boy Obama is his "lord and savior." And how typical that Hollywood's portrayal of a bigot is almost always a Nazi or Klansman,but never a communist mass murderer like Lenin,Trotsky,Stalin,Mao or Pol Pot.Anti-white/anti-Christ Hollywood has almost always been pro-communist,even when its dictators mass murder,especially when they mass murder Christians.

                • Spuddie

                  Don't comment on stuff you haven't seen. It makes you sound hysterical and stupid.

                  But then again so do most of your posts.Never mind.

                • honeymoonie

                  You calling me hysterical?! That's a riot! What's the matter? Afraid of confronting your own ugly prejudices and inner hatred while self-righteously execrating all us blue-nose bigots? Go ahead,keep watching moron Jaimee Foxx getting off on killing all the white people in Django.Oh,I forgot that you think slavery in America ended just yesterday and not 147 years ago.Oh,I forgot you think the Nazis and Klansmen are out to kill us all and anti-white morons like Tarantino and Foxx are going to kill them before they kill us.Sorry,I forgot that.I didn't mean to be stupid.I'm sorry that a leftist ideologue like you who thinks so highly of himself has had to spend so much time and energy on my stupid posts.That makes you more stupid than you think I am! Ha,ha,ha!

                • Spuddie
                • honeymoonie

                  Talk about playing the field! I hope you finally found the right one with #3!

                • http://www.facebook.com/diane.yoder.16 Diane Yoder

                  Just out of curiosity–are you playing devil's advocate or do you really believe what you say about being anti-white/anti-Christian? I'm honestly trying to understand the mindset.

                • honeymoonie

                  I don't understand the question.

                • fiona64

                  Of course you don't.

                • fiona64

                  "Django Unchained" is a movie, sparky … it's not real.

                • honeymoonie

                  Sparky? I guess you're trying to be creative in some way.And how would you like a fictional film where all the homos are killed and the lead actor brags about it on national TV?

                • honeymoonie

                  It's up to you when your hate against Christian morality and the Christian family will end.Judging by your hate-filled language,sexual obsessions and vulgarity,it looks like it'll take some time.But,Christ said that with God,all things are possible(the Gospel  of Matthew 19:26).

                • Spuddie

                  Not Christian morality and families, just your silly nostalgia based, bigoted phony take on them.

                  I am not the one with the offensive hate filled language problem, "Mr. ramming condoms down the throat while foaming at the mouth homo potato farmer".

                • honeymoonie

                  "Silly nostalgia" to a leftist bigot like you is believing a moral family in the Christian tradition is a husband and wife with kids.To your biased mind,a bigot is defined as someone who simply disagrees with your demands and dislikes.Look the word up someday.You might learn something other than anti-white,anti-American,anti-Christian hate,which obviously is your creed,probably fed to you by some fellow traveler Marxist-Leninist professors and propagandists.

                • Spuddie

                  If you want to raise a family in a Christian tradition, nobody has ever stopped you. You don't need the laws of the land to do it. My taxes and our laws don't have to be in line with your religion, ever. Don't like that, please google the words "Establishment Clause"

                  Btw, when did this become racial? Anti-white? You seem to be telling us more about yourself than you probably expected. So does your mom put they eyeholes in your hood or do you do it yourself? If you saw Django Unchained, you would understand the pitfalls in letting someone else do that for you.

                • honeymoonie

                  Like I wrote,a regressive leftist bigot and ignoramus like you equates virtually everyone who opposes your leftist rants with a Klansman.You're stuck in a time warp with your glory days of fighting KKK like it happened yesterday and not about 50 years ago.KKK is virtually defunct.So keep stultifying yourself with your hackneyed,leftist slanders.You probably read mass murderers Lenin and Trotsky every day.

                • Peter

                  The FBI (2011) and SPLC identify 186 active KKK hate groups who maintain 52 web sites. Defunct, eh?

                • honeymoonie

                  How many members? And you find leftist SPLC a credible source,huh? When was the last time KKK was involved in any kind of crime or planning a crime? What about those oh-so-dangerous Hutaree militiamen getting acquitted? The only thing Southern about Southern Poverty Law Center is its hideous headquarters' building in Montgomery.If you're looking for a more reliable source on "hate groups," I recommend you check other less-biased sources who don't have a political and social agenda like sleazebag Morris Dees and his SPLC.

                • http://www.facebook.com/diane.yoder.16 Diane Yoder

                  Ku Klux Klan, present day: Membership: less than 200 groups with 50-75 members (or so they say) Source: KKK site. http://kkk.bz/?page_id=2896

                • honeymoonie

                  Thanks.

                • fiona64

                  KKK is virtually defunct? Really? Boy, are you wallowing in ignorance. Numbers are virtually impossible to track, because the organization does not release member lists. However, you may rest assured that no one knows who you are under your hood.

                • honeymoonie

                  I'm not a member,smart ass.Never have been.What group(s) do you belong to?

                • Peter

                  Hey, fool, you sound like you’re agree with the Seven Mountain Dominionists. You know that yahoo group who blame the “Jews” in Hollywood for all those subversive motion pictures and video games. You complain or claim it’s the LGBT groups who are responsible for all the ills in society and why you think America is in such a sorry state. Really? I’m Canadian and we recognize same-sex marriages and have no legal restrictions on abortion. In fact, one of the worlds largest Gay Pride Parade happens every year in Toronto and attracts thousands, both straights, civic leaders and federal and provincial politicians. Most Canadians could care less about a persons sexual orientation. Do you think Canada is going down the drain and dysfunctional because we believe in living and let live? The devil subverted our country? News to me. Your obsession with homosexuals reminds me of all the holier-than-thou God-men who came out of the closet, the list is to long to list here. Et tu Brute?

                • honeymoonie

                  Sorry to disappoint you,moron.I'm not nor ever have been a homo.You also put a lot of words in my mouth like morons do.Stay up in Canada where you belong.

            • Deborah_B

              "You think so highly of yourself because you have 'academic credentials.'" Evidence, please?

        • Deborah_B

          Where did the pink triangle come from, Honeymoonie?

          • Lore

            LOL, I was going to bring that one up too.

    • Guest

      Ah…you don't like men copulating. What about women? You don't mention that. That's because in your twisty little mind women doing it is hot. Jesus says nothing about gay people in the New Testament, and he says he came to bring a law of love, not of retribution.

      • honeymoonie

        "Twisty" will confess that if I see 2 physically attractive babes copulating,that'll likely sexually excite me.But that doesn't make it right,just like it wouldn't make it right if I saw my friend's attractive wife committing adultery.Of course Christ didn't mention "gay people" in the New Testament.That sickening euphemism didn't enter the American lexicon until about the early 1970s.Your claim that he taught love and not retribution is a vague,incomplete characterization that shows you haven't read the entire New Testament.And as far as calling me Twisty,you prove in my comment that your gang almost always uses name calling to express your hate of those who resist the militant-homo agenda.It won't work with many of us opposed to you and your gang of militants.

        • Spuddie

          You also have a thing about things being crammed down your throat.

          Freudian slip?

          • honeymoonie

            Oh,yeah! Why,all men are closet homos! Right?

            • Spuddie

              I don't know about all men, but you seem to have an unusual fixation on things being crammed down your throat.

              • honeymoonie

                In this argument,it's a political and social revolutionary movement trying to force a perversion onto an overwhelmingly Christian population.It's just a big part of the culture war that has been waged against Christianity in this country for about the last 30 years.It's heating up.

                • Spuddie

                  Civil liberties are like that. If it were up to the majority decision, segregation would still exist and there would be nationwide bans of any guns larger than a target pistol.

                • honeymoonie

                  Your people have never been segregated,so your comparison to segregation of Southern blacks pre-1965 is obnoxious and tired.You and the movement should try to come up with another comparison trying to prove how oppressed you are when you aren't oppressed at all.It's your side doing the oppression now.

                • Spuddie

                  My people? You don't even know what my people are.
                  You just assumed since I thought you were an obnoxious dumbass that I was. I would guess the majority of people here denigrating your intelligence probably aren't gay either. But lets face it bigoted trolls make for lots of posts.

                  Besides, you are the one who has been coming on to me!

                  But you would be wrong anyway about segregation. Gays were actually treated worse! Since up until 2000 gays could be arrested for being what they are in some places in this country, had no rights to legal guardianship of their own children and executed in countries. Racial minorities never had to go through that.

                  But in comparison, your rhetoric is almost exactly like how the KKK responded to the civil rights movement. Same stupid arguments about majority displeasure, being forced to accept something against their bigotry in public, "God says so". Plus you added Holocaust denial bullcrap as well. The only thing missing is a picture of you in cheap walmart bedsheets and a burning cross behind you.

                • honeymoonie

                  I congratulate you:you're getting more moronic,more vulgar,more biased with each additional post.It's typical of your seedy crowd.All for the purpose of exalting sodomy.You're a degenerate mind with some writing skill.Congratulations for that too.

                • Spuddie

                  Don't talk to me about vulgarity. You are the one talking about things down your throat, foaming at the mouth, condoms, and homosexual staple vegetables.

              • fiona64

                You know, Spuddie, the University of Georgia did a fascinating controlled study in the late 1990s that proved that the most vehement homophobes were actually closet cases. It seems that, just last year, that study's findings were confirmed in further findings: http://www.ibtimes.com/homophobes-likely-be-closet-gays-study-finds-434958. Just a little food for thought about our loud-mouthed friend …

    • Spuddie

      What is it with anti-gay bigots always talking about "things being crammed down their throats"? Such a common oral fixation.

      Saying you are opposed to homosexuality means you don't want to acknowledge gays exist. Its like saying you are opposed to black people or unitarians. They exist, you just don't want to be mature enough to cope with such inconveniences. Of course your view bigoted. You are attacking a group of people based on something innate to them. You are just annoyed that it doesn't have social sanction anymore. Poor baby. Its become unfashionable to be a hateful jerk these days. The horror!

      Your version of Christian faith and morality is very selective and very unchristlike. Passing judgment on others without the proper reflection on your own personal sins.

      Seeking to have your faith given the color of law despite Jesus's admonishment to render unto Caesar his due.Maggie Gallagher is as immoral as they come. Someone who tries to inspire hatred, discrimination and false piety. Good riddance.

      • honeymoonie

        Come on,Spuddie.Give us more.BTW,nice name.Are you a homo potato farmer? Please give me more of a pro-homo education.It's very indicative of the spirit of anti-Christ.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=705066677 Desiree Bell-Fowlks

          So glad your bigoted views are dying. In future history books you will be written with the same disgust as those as your fellow christians who favored slavery and segregation. We won. Take if you want as an attack on christianity. So be it. If your religion promotes hate and bigotry, it should be gone from society. We don't need it.

          • honeymoonie

            And we don't need your bigoted hate of Christ and those who believe in Him.And despite your incredible arrogance,you don't know what the history books will write in the future.Or maybe you'll tell us you have the gift of prognostication.Your comparison of opposing sodomy is the same as supporting slavery is moronic and contemptible and shows how desperate you pro-homos are in trying to force sexual depravity down everyone's throats.

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=705066677 Desiree Bell-Fowlks

              I can't hate someone that doesn't exist. It's already written. Society is disgusted already by your mentality. We are not going to reverse progress and take away rights from gays. Like slavery you christians treat gays with hate. It's obvious your losing and all your hate speech makes more people leave your religion. Keep it up. You are helping out alot with your homophobia. It guarantees equality will win.

              • honeymoonie

                You don't know what the word "equality" means, you ignoramus.Try looking it up; you may learn something different instead of more Christophobia.Yes,the pro-homo movement has won a few battles but you're not really winning the culture war,not yet anyway.Remember,Desiree,homo marriage is illegal in 31 states.Much to your deep anger and regret,the vast majority of Americans(77% according to the latest Gallup poll)are Christian.And remember too,your comparison of opposing homo marriage to supporting slavery is insolent,moronic.Try another one.

        • Spuddie

          Don't look at me, you are the one obsessing about things being crammed down your throat. Your words, not mine.

          I can't help it if your view of Christianity has nothing to do with Christ. That it is just an excuse to say something else other than "Kill the Gays!!!" in mixed conversation. I guess it is so inconvenient, that you can't say it in public without looking like an idiot. Oh well.

          • honeymoonie

            You're the one with the obsession,like the rest of the militant-homo movement.Their raison d' etre is forcing their proclivities on a majority-Christian population.

            • Spuddie

              Those were your words, not mine. I am just not letting you live it down because it is just so funny.

    • Deborah_B

      Where did Dakota call Maggie a bigot? Or you, for that matter?

      She quoted some material. That's it. Use of words like "Injun" and "Any cows from Chicago in her family?" would suggest a different kind of bigotry on your part. Just because you don't like the story does not mean you are justified in attacking the messenger. If you don't like gay people, that's your prerogative, but personal attacks against people who are simply reporting the news are unwarranted and not appreciated at this site.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rebecca-Fine/100002306266703 Rebecca Fine

      When you state that there will continue to be "strong opposition from Americans" to gay marriage, I assume you have noticed that the support for gay marriage is going up each year and that the number of Americans, including in the Republican Party, who oppose it is going down?

      • honeymoonie

        Yes,Ms.Fine,that's the trend,thanks to years and years of pro-homo propaganda from anti-Christ Hollywood,public schools,big media,etc..And that's not fine,Ms.Fine.Still,most states haven't succumbed to the brainwashing and propaganda and have banned homo marriage.Are you aware of that?

        • Spuddie

          So when are you going into your shelter to wait out Armageddon?

          Its never too early for the devout.

          Don't worry someone will come by to knock on the door when its over. Promise =)

          • honeymoonie

            Got no shelter.If Armageddon comes in our lifetimes,I'll just pray for protection and hope I get it.

            • Spuddie

              Where is the fun in that?

              • honeymoonie

                Do you think life is only about having fun?

                • http://www.facebook.com/diane.yoder.16 Diane Yoder

                  Keep on commenting! We'd love to hit 100 comments before the night is over.

                • honeymoonie

                  Thanks,Ms.Academic Credentials.We're witnessing and participating in a skirmish in America's culture war.

                • http://www.facebook.com/diane.yoder.16 Diane Yoder

                  LOL!!! Ms. Academic Credentials…oh boy. That's good.

                • honeymoonie

                  Thanks.As Ralph Kramden said,"Just a little levity to break the tension."

                • http://www.facebook.com/diane.yoder.16 Diane Yoder

                  You guys are awesome!! 11 more comments and we'll be at 100!!!

                • honeymoonie

                  I think we'll make it.Are you getting a kick out of this?

                • http://www.facebook.com/diane.yoder.16 Diane Yoder

                  Most definitely LOL!

                • http://www.facebook.com/diane.yoder.16 Diane Yoder

                  I've noticed in your Disqus comments that we are by far your favorite site. Thanks for keeping our traffic up!

                • Spuddie

                  Of course. Never trust a man without a sense of humor.

                • honeymoonie

                  I agree with the latter,not the former.

    • fiona64

      Calling out bigotry isn't intolerance, sweetie. It's speaking truth to power. BTW, since you brought up Sodom and Gomorrah as though you had the slightest idea what you're talking about (and clearly believe, as a result, in some sort of theocratic government as an ideal), I suggest you toodle on over to Ezekiel 16:49: Look! This was the sin of your sister Sodom and her daughters: Pride,
      too much food, undisturbed peace, and failure to help the poor and
      needy. (International Standard Version)

      The reality is far more prosaic: an asteroid strike. However, the sin of Sodom was inhospitality toward the poor and needy. Sounds like GOP paradise.

      • honeymoonie

        And you sound like a typical worker's paradise leftist.International Standard Version? Where did you dig that version up? Why don't you go the source in Genesis 18 and 19 about the homos in Sodom wanting to rape God's male angels? And you're very sanctimonius-like most leftists-in claiming how holy you are that your opposing "bigotry" isn't intolerance.Bigotry to you and your militant pro-homo agitators is anyone who doesn't approve of sodomy and especially homo marriage.BTW,biased one,I'm not a Republican.

        • fiona64

          Would you like the original Hebrew? Okay. הִנֵּה־זֶה הָיָה עֲוֹן סְדֹם אֲחֹותֵךְ גָּאֹון

          שִׂבְעַת־לֶחֶם וְשַׁלְוַת
          הַשְׁקֵט הָיָה לָהּ וְלִבְנֹותֶיהָ וְיַד־עָנִי וְאֶבְיֹון לֹא
          הֶחֱזִיקָה׃

          • fiona64

            Or maybe the Douay-Rheims? Behold this was the iniquity of Sodom thy sister, pride, fulness of
            bread, and abundance, and the idleness of her, and of her daughters: and
            they did not put forth their hand to the needy, and to the poor.

          • fiona64

            Or maybe the good old King James? Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of
            bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters,
            neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.

            I can do this all day, dear. I suspect I know just a little bit more about the Bible than you appear to.

          • honeymoonie

            You're still being a smart ass.

        • fiona64

          Why are you so obsessed with the idea of sodomy? You do know that straight couples get up to all of the same things gay couples do, right? (And I never said you were a Republican, dear. I just said that the sin of Sodom sounded like GOP's idea of paradise. Do try to keep up.)

          • honeymoonie

            It's not easy trying to keep up with your euphemisms and apparent shibboleths.Are you British?

            • fiona64

              I do so hate to disappoint, but I'm a happily married woman. I am not interested in you. And your ignorance of simple English is hardly my fault. You might want to try a nice little game I've heard of called 'Hooked on Phonics.' I'm given to understand it helps many people with their reading comprehension.

              • honeymoonie

                Oh that's so nice of you,smart ass.I wonder what you're hooked on.

                • fiona64

                  Again, sorry to disappoint. I'm not interested in you.

                  And what's with your new obsession (to wit, my backside)? You're really rather creepy, you know?

                • honeymoonie

                  "My" obsession?! Ha! Your ass is probably as ugly as your mind.It's dinner time.Go tell your husband to get dinner on the table.You probably had a rough day.Bon appetite.

                • fiona64

                  Just as I thought. A pitiful little man who doesn't like women talking back to him. Don't tell me, let me guess: returned missionary and 'priesthood holder.' I laugh in your face, little man.

                • honeymoonie

                  How can you laugh in my face via e-mail,little woman? Again,it's feeding time.Go eat.

                • Spuddie

                  You know how he is. Talk of things being shoved down his throat, foaming at the mouth, condoms, gay produce. Now his fixation on your posterior. Real Freudian stuff there!

                  I think its a cry for help.

  • jeffreyro5

    Ms Gallagher is a master propagandist and now she finds herself working her magic on…..herself! This is just one step in an exit strategy that minimizes the damage to her reputation from years of carrying the most water on the offensive anti-gay movement. I suspect she's unsalvageable but you can't blame her for trying I guess.

  • sJames6621

    wicked rotten person whose idea of traditional marriage is having not one but 2 TWO illegitimate kids

    As for brian brown hes super – queer – lips like that of disgraced anti gay homo ted haggard – a for sure giveaway

    take off the fat on his face mentally and there is an element of cuteness – femininity = almost certainly he's a bottom

    was quaker (usually support gays), became catholic – the church runs a fix the gays program

    All they do is drive the people into the closet eg fears of hellfire etc, turn them into pathological liars

    the self hatred is twisted out to come out against others eg "gays support the westboro baptists because it brings them sympathy" Brian brown I've got somethng to keep you happy – bought it in the french quarter in New Orleans – a water bottle shaped like an enormous dildo

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