This past Sunday, the Westboro Baptist Church gagged on a spoonful of its own medicine. During their annual demonstration against the Academy Awards show in Hollywood, the homophobic religious group, notorious for its zealous protesting of military funerals, was itself the target of picketing by the ... More >>
For the past three years, Christwire.org creators Bryan Butvidas and Kirwin Watson have come off sounding like the bastard sons of Ted "Kill It and Grill It" Nugent with their right-wing rhetoric on gays, liberals and foreigners. Most followers eventually caught onto the joke, as did major media out ... More >>
Elizabeth Taylor in 'Father of the Bride.'Updated at the end with church wackos planning to protest her funeral because Taylor was a friend of the gay community.
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Jerry Brown.California Attorney Jerry Brown has joined a lawsuit brought by the family of a late Twentynine Palms Marine whose funeral was protested by anti-gay demonstrators, and Brown's move puts him on the same page as conservative commentator Bill O'Reilly, who has backed the family.
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Saturday morning, Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps' Kansas-based group infamous for their "God Hates [insert target du jour here]" signs and habit of protesting funerals, descended upon Long Beach for the second time this year. The church's latest visit, which coincided with the city's annual Le ... More >>
School Board v. Tenure The L.A. Unified School District is making moves to empower itself to remove teachers on the basis of teacher performance rather than seniority. L.A. Daily NewsMayor Seeks Mail Ballots to Approve Fee Increases Antonio Villaraigosa is supporting a proposal to have homeowners vo ... More >>
During his Oscar speech for winning the Best Actor award for Milk, Sean Penn pointedly attacked supporters of last November's victorious Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage in California:"For those who saw the signs of hatred as our cars drove in tonight," Penn said, "I think that it is a good ti ... More >>