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An antigay megachurch in Texas was just slapped with a $1 million lawsuit after it failed to take adequate responsibility when one of its youth pastors allegedly molested an 11-year-old girl. Matthew Tonne is the former children’s minister from Village Church, a Southern Baptist megachurch in Flower Mount, Texas, where he regularly preached about the evils of homosexuality to young children. MSN reports: “No one has ever apologized to her, ‘Hey we are so sorry we failed to protect you.’,” Christi Bragg,...

A 71-year-old man who is currently lying on his deathbed was told by his local pastor that he couldn’t have his funeral at his childhood church because he produced a gay son. The son, Jessie Goodman, says his dying father’s last wish is to have his funeral at Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church in Sweetwater, Tennessee, and he wants Jessie to sing the hymn “The Anchor Holds” at the service. The church holds special meaning his dad because it was his family’s...

This angry woman attacked a lesbian couple after they kissed on a Barcelona subway train. / Screenshot via Twitter Another same-sex couple was mocked and verbally attacked for existing on public transport. This time, the couple in question were artist Carla Gallen and her girlfriend (whose name was not shared). The two were taking the underground train in Barcelona when Gallen gave her partner a kiss. On passenger saw this and was not happy. As Gallen shared on social media, “On...

A Washington D.C. resident posted disturbing surveillance video of an unidentified man defacing the Pride Flag outside his home while screaming homophobic slurs. The resident, identified on Twitter as @MJasonRhodes, shared a 30-second video of a man yelling “f*ggot motherf*cker” and “drag queen motherf*ckers” among other antigay slurs while tearing down the flag on July 2. In the video, the man violently rips the flag pole off the exterior wall of the home, smashes it against a fence, and leaves it...

FCB is one of the largest advertising agencies in the world, representing some of the biggest brands today, ranging from Coca-Cola to Levi’s to Nivea skincare. In a leaked internal memo written by FCB CEO Carter Murray, the agency will be terminating its account with the skincare company at the end of 2019, when its contract expires, after allegations of homophobia on Nivea’s part. According to Ad Age, it all started when the brand rejected an image FCB pitched depicting two men’s...

Dan Hall is a chaplain and a Republican state senator from Minnesota who was first elected to office in 2010. While the rest of the city was out celebrating Twin Cities Pride in Minneapolis last weekend, he was spotted across town at the state Capitol Building attending an antigay “Freedom March.” The event billed itself on Facebook as an afternoon of “celebrating freedom from homosexual/transgender lifestyles by the grace and power of Jesus.” Hall’s appearance there came mere weeks after he worked...

The Air Force says it is investigating an airman who posted a series of videos of himself calling gay people “cockroaches,” “pedophiles,” “sodomites,” and “vermin scum,” among other antigay slurs. “The sodomites, the homos, they do all their filthy acts in the dark of night where no one can see them,” the airman, who has not been identified but who was wearing his uniform in the videos, said. “When you get these perverts on their own, they flee like cockroaches, like...

Federal prosecutors allege that Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-California) illegally used campaign funds to pay for not one, not two, but five–yes, five!–extramarital affairs with female lobbyists and congressional aides who were under his employ. Hunter, who vehemently opposes same-sex marriage, tried to delay the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and touts his commitment to “preserving family values” on his website, has been busted spending thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars on women other than his wife. “Hunter spent thousands...

After having his GoFundMe fundraiser yanked, a new campaign has been launched to help disgraced rugby player Israel Folau raise $1 million to cover his legal expenses after getting fired for being a homophobe. And it’s making serious bank. GoFundMe announced earlier this week that it was suspending Folau’s campaign to raise $3 million to cover his legal expenses after he his contract with the New South Wales Waratahs team was terminated when he wrote a series of antigay social...

A local politician from Minnesota who has been exposed as bigot says he’s allowed to be as homophobic as he wants because his religion says so, and anyone who feels otherwise is attacking his faith. Kassim Busuri is a City Council member from St. Paul, Minnesota. Last Wednesday, the council approved a resolution recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month. The resolution was sponsored by every council member except Busuri. Busuri later said the reason he didn’t sponsor it was because he...

What a difference a day makes! Former professional rugby player Israel Folau launched a GoFundMe page this week to raise money for his legal expenses after having his four-year $5 million contract with the New South Wales Waratahs canceled after he posted series of homophobic diatribes on social media in April. Yesterday, Folau had only raised $1,300 towards his $3 million goal. Today, he’s raised more than $460,000 and counting from almost 6,000 individuals. Some donors have used their real names when...

Both the Miami Herald and The New York Times published reports this week with lurid new details regarding the Jerry Falwell Jr. x-rated photos scandal that broke earlier this year. Quick backstory: In May, Reuters reported that the evangelical leader contacted Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney, for help regarding an “embarrassing personal matter” involving him, his wife, Becki Tilley, and their 20-something pool boy, Giancarlo Granda, in 2016. Rumor had it, Granda had somehow gotten his hands on some scandalous photos...

Former professional rugby player Israel Folau is in a bit of a bind and he’s hoping fans will help bail him out… to the tune of $3 million. In April, the now ex-New South Wales Waratahs player took to Instagram to lecture his 330K+ followers about the evils of homosexuality, warning them that “hell awaits … homosexuals,” and urging gay people to “repent” as “only Jesus saves lives.” “Those that are living in sin will end up in Hell unless you...

After ordering a Pride month sign be taken down from outside the university library, the president of the University of Central Arkansas is pushing back against accusations of homophobia. Last week, University President Houston Davis ordered a sign quoting Lady Gaga be removed from the school’s library, claiming it advocated “a personal viewpoint” that could potentially corrupt the minds of young children. The sign was posted by staff members of the university’s Torreyson Library and read: “Being gay is like glitter....

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