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TBP: Scott Lively doesn't want you to think he hates you

Please check out my latest piece at The Bilerico Project about the Family's role in Scott Lively's favorite "Kill the Gays" bill in Uganda.

Scott Lively doesn't want you to think he hates you:
"As the Ugandan 'Kill the gays' bill travels toward passage there, all stops are being pulled out to try to end its path toward becoming a law. Rachel Maddow--who has been following the bill since we first heard about it--has been calling to task the American Evangelical leaders who it seems may have empowered the conservative strain within the Ugandan government to pass this bold and vicious bill.

First, Maddow and an army of Progressive bloggers forced Rick Warren to come out staunchly against the bill, then last night, Rachel finally interviewed Bob Hunter, a member of the very powerful Evangelical 'Family,' the secret 'C Street' organization from Washington DC.

Rachel gives a quick shout-out to the man who organized the anti-gay conference in Uganda that eventually gave birth to the 'Kill the gays' bill, but Box Turtle Bulletin's Jim Burroway has recently given us a bit deeper look of the seeds that Scott Lively sewed in Uganda, earlier this year."

There's more, and it gets worse. Check it out at: Scott Lively doesn't want you to think he hates you at The Bilerico Project


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The court was unanimous in its 2009 ruling that Iowa's constitution required marriage equality."

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Happy Hour Roundup will be coming late today. Fortunately, there is lots of news to report on! Unfortunately, there will be no time for me to collect it and send it. Expect it between 5pm and 6pm!