First, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) attacked US Representative Jared Polis and his partner, Marlon Reis, for announcing the impending birth of their new child:
Then I learned that a coalition of Catholic and Evangelical Christian leaders in Honduras are petitioning their government to bar singer Ricky Martin from entering that country because he's a gay dad:
The pop star, who is set to perform in the country on Oct. 16 in the Chochi Sosa stadium in Tegucigalpa, Honduras as part of his Música + Alma + Sexo (MAS) tour, has church leaders scrambling to halt his entrance, reports the Honduran daily El Heraldo. The Minister of Interior of Honduras, Áfrico Madrid, claims that Evangelical and Catholic leaders have solicited that he deny a visa to Martin in order to “protect the moral and ethical principles of our society.”Like I wrote before, I'm fuming. This is why GLBT people don't want anything to do with the Christian church. This is why people increasingly associate the Christian church and the GOP with anti-gay bigotry. Both of these groups are despicable.
Madrid claims that the religious leaders particularly object to Martin's non-traditional family. “His nuclear family is not the type of family that Honduran society, and laws, approve of."