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Impeachment Imbroglio: Religious Right Targets Judges For LGBT Rulings

Article III of the U.S. Constitution lays out the parameters for impeachment of federal officials.

These officials, who include judges, may be removed from office for “Conviction of Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

You will note that the Constitution does not say that judges can be removed for handing down decisions that far-right groups don’t like. Increasingly, though, some Religious Right activists are acting as if it does.

We Have Ways Of Making You Talk: AFA Cries Foul Over ‘Day Of Silence’ In Schools

Today is the 18th annual Day of Silence, an activist effort designed to bring attention to anti-LGBT bullying in schools and colleges. Founded by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), the project encourages students to take a vow of silence for the day to demonstrate the “silencing effect” that bullying and harassment has on LGBT youth.

GSA? No Way In PA!: Keystone State School District Risks Lawsuit Over Refusal To Permit Equal-Access Club

Most government bodies do everything in their power to avoid lawsuits, but some do things so foolish that they seem to be begging someone to sue them. One entity that apparently welcomes the prospect of a long and costly legal battle is the governing board of the Chambersburg Area School District in Pennsylvania.

The Religious Right's War On LGBT Americans

Church, State and your Freedom at Risk!

A central tenet of the American way of life is individual freedom. All of us should be able to make our own decisions about our private affairs without interference from far-right religious organizations that seek to impose a narrow interpretation of the Bible on everyone. Religious Right pressure groups do not support personal choice. Instead, they oppose church-state separation and seek political power to mandate their doctrines. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people would be especially hard hit if the Religious Right succeeds. Here’s why.

Equal Access: How The Religious Right Helped Launch Gay-Straight Alliance Clubs In Public High Schools

Last night during dinner, my daughter Claire mentioned that some of her friends who attend another high school are preparing for a gang of protesters to descend on their school. Members of Westboro Baptist Church are coming to town!

You've probably heard of this crew. Westboro Baptist and its pastor, Fred Phelps, are best known for picketing at the funerals of fallen military personnel. Their theology is somewhat incoherent, but the Westboro-ites seem to believe that the war in Iraq is God's punishment on the nation for tolerating gay people.

Iran, North Korea And The Family Research Council: Has FRC Joined The 'Axis Of Evil'?

Just when you think Religious Right groups can't get any farther out on the edge of the flat Earth, they do.

Last week, the Family Research Council (FRC) was apoplectic that the Obama administration has decided to endorse a UN Declaration on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.