October 11th, 2007
Now Ft. Lauderdale police are investigating a hit-and-run that, according to an eye-witness, may have been an anti-gay hate crime attack.
Marcus Hopkins … was there that night outside Ramrod, a popular bar primarily for gay men where [Tommy] Davis works as a bartender.
It was shortly after 10 p.m. Sept. 18 when Davis was crossing Northeast Fourth Avenue to return to work. Hopkins said Davis got halfway into the right lane when Davis, he and another friend heard an engine rev.
Hopkins said Davis ran, but before he could get away, the car swerved onto the sidewalk and hit him.
“When he hit the windshield, he bounced off the car and hit the dirt,” said Hopkins.
The driver of the car then swerved back onto the road and kept going. Hopkins believes the incident might have been a hate crime.
Anti-gays often claim that their objections are to “sin not sinners”. And when others point out that their denunciations result in violence, they loudly protest their innocence and that there is “no proof” to link the rhetoric to the crimes. They say, “you can’t prove the one who committed the crime was at the sermon or the press conference”.
Well, it is my observation that when anti-gay language escalates in an area, anti-gay violence soon follows. And I’m tired of bigots refusing to see the link. I’m disgusted at those who claim to “love the sinner” but take no responsibility for the results of their campaign against “the sin”.
To those who use God as a justification for their denunciations of their gay brothers and sisters, I ask this question, “Don’t you think He’s watching? Don’t you think He cares about the consequences of your campaign?”
In this original BTB Investigation, we unveil the tragic story of Kirk Murphy, a four-year-old boy who was treated for “cross-gender disturbance” in 1970 by a young grad student by the name of George Rekers. This story is a stark reminder that there are severe and damaging consequences when therapists try to ensure that boys will be boys.
When we first reported on three American anti-gay activists traveling to Kampala for a three-day conference, we had no idea that it would be the first report of a long string of events leading to a proposal to institute the death penalty for LGBT people. But that is exactly what happened. In this report, we review our collection of more than 500 posts to tell the story of one nation’s embrace of hatred toward gay people. This report will be updated continuously as events continue to unfold. Check here for the latest updates.
In 2005, the Southern Poverty Law Center wrote that “[Paul] Cameron’s ‘science’ echoes Nazi Germany.” What the SPLC didn”t know was Cameron doesn’t just “echo” Nazi Germany. He quoted extensively from one of the Final Solution’s architects. This puts his fascination with quarantines, mandatory tattoos, and extermination being a “plausible idea” in a whole new and deeply disturbing light.
On February 10, I attended an all-day “Love Won Out” ex-gay conference in Phoenix, put on by Focus on the Family and Exodus International. In this series of reports, I talk about what I learned there: the people who go to these conferences, the things that they hear, and what this all means for them, their families and for the rest of us.
Prologue: Why I Went To “Love Won Out”
Part 1: What’s Love Got To Do With It?
Part 2: Parents Struggle With “No Exceptions”
Part 3: A Whole New Dialect
Part 4: It Depends On How The Meaning of the Word "Change" Changes
Part 5: A Candid Explanation For "Change"
Using the same research methods employed by most anti-gay political pressure groups, we examine the statistics and the case studies that dispel many of the myths about heterosexuality. Download your copy today!
And don‘t miss our companion report, How To Write An Anti-Gay Tract In Fifteen Easy Steps.
Anti-gay activists often charge that gay men and women pose a threat to children. In this report, we explore the supposed connection between homosexuality and child sexual abuse, the conclusions reached by the most knowledgeable professionals in the field, and how anti-gay activists continue to ignore their findings. This has tremendous consequences, not just for gay men and women, but more importantly for the safety of all our children.
Anti-gay activists often cite the “Dutch Study” to claim that gay unions last only about 1½ years and that the these men have an average of eight additional partners per year outside of their steady relationship. In this report, we will take you step by step into the study to see whether the claims are true.
Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council submitted an Amicus Brief to the Maryland Court of Appeals as that court prepared to consider the issue of gay marriage. We examine just one small section of that brief to reveal the junk science and fraudulent claims of the Family “Research” Council.
The FBI’s annual Hate Crime Statistics aren’t as complete as they ought to be, and their report for 2004 was no exception. In fact, their most recent report has quite a few glaring holes. Holes big enough for Daniel Fetty to fall through.