Maggie Gallagher and Universal Uclick Announce The Retirement of Gallagher’s Column
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Maggie Gallagher and Universal Uclick Announce The Retirement of Gallagher’s Column
Seventeen-year columnist’s final column will appear on January 2.
 
Kansas City, Mo. (January 2, 2013) -- Universal Uclick and Maggie announces the retirement of syndicated columnist Maggie Gallagher’s column. Gallagher’s final column will be posted online and published in newspapers on Wednesday, January 2.
 
Gallagher has been a nationally syndicated columnist for over 17 years; Universal Uclick launched her first column in June of 1995. She began publishing a column twice a week, but for the last three years has written a column once a week. Maggie is particularly known for writing about life, sex, babies, marriage, and culture--culture war topics but with a civility and grace that seeks to explain, not denounce.
 
Universal picked up Maggieʼs column after she spent a year as a columnist (alternating with Rich Vigilante) for the now-defunct Manhattan edition of New York Newsday.
 
Gallagher has served as an editor at National Review, director of the marriage program at the Institute for American Values, founder of the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy, and founder of the National Organization for Marriage, which The Washington Post called the “pre-eminent national organization” fighting to protect marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
 
She is the author of four books on marriage: "The Case for Marriage" (with University of Chicago professor Linda J. Waite), "Debating Same-Sex Marriage" (with professor John Corvino), "The Abolition of Marriage: How We Destroy Lasting Love" and "Enemies of Eros: How the Sexual Revolution is Killing Family, Marriage and Sex."
 
“When I first began this wonderful journey as a syndicated columnist, Sydney Callahan wrote to me to say, ʻThis wonʼt be forever, at some point you will start writing columns about your kittens, and you know it will be time to stop,” said Gallagher. “I havenʼt yet reached the kitten-inspiration point, but I felt it was time to end on a high note -- in particular to give myself time to write in longer format, to experiment with creative projects, and to use new media to reach my audience on a personal basis.
 
“There is no syndicate that values creative talent more than Universal,” Gallagher continued. “I want to thank the McMeel and Andrews families, and especially Lee Salem and my editors over 17 years, Lisa Tarry and Clint Hooker. Youʼve been wonderful to me and Iʼm very grateful. I'd also like to once again thank the late William F. Buckley Jr., who launched a lot of writers, including me.”
 
Maggie Gallagher is a fellow at the American Principles Project, where she writes a weekly newsletter, and she blogs at MaggieGallagher.com. Her columns are archived at Uexpress.com.
 
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Andy M
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January 03, 2013
Good riddance
PatrickGG
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January 03, 2013
i am more shocked that she even still had a column. I dont know a single person who reads her. I guess that why she got the boot.

G. Underwood
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January 03, 2013
Good riddance to bad rubbish! May she reap what she has wished upon all those she has persecuted for all these years...
ENIGMA99
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January 03, 2013
I see some people in the comments need to go outside and re-read their NoH8 and "Hatred is not a family value" bumper stickers again. They say the heart wants what the heart wants. Apparently, for some, it's irrational anger and venom.
PatrickGG
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January 03, 2013
She was the founder of a hate-group, the hatred is hers and hers alone.
XbonzHD
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January 04, 2013
This woman has spent most of her professional career trying to make sure gay and lesbians are treated as second class citizens. Yeah, the heart wants what the heart wants -- love, and Ms. Gallagher instead believed she could force her particular and antiquated religious beliefs on the entire country. So forgive those of us who've had to fight her bigotry every day for years.
Lukas Halim
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January 03, 2013
Best wishes Maggie!
XbonzHD
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January 03, 2013
After the shellacking her "culture war" took this past fall, it's high time Ms. Gallagher goes into the dustbin of history with the likes of Anita Bryant, Bryan Fischer, Tony Perkins and countless others who got rich spewing bigotry. Good riddance and may God find a way to open her hate-filled heart.
barjer
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January 04, 2013
May that prayer touch your heart also! Maggie's heart is not full of hate. It is full of love to the limit of her capacity now. Pray it may expand to include all beings. In Rumi's words, may we all meet in that field "out beyond all ideas of right doing and wrong doing."
MarcoD
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January 04, 2013
@barjer

I will agree she needs prayers. She also needs six months in the best psychiatric facility her money can buy.

Her vicious gay bashing is the reason gay teenagers have killed themselves in record numbers.

But I doubt she minds the blood on her hands
MarcoD
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January 03, 2013
Maybe you can get Charlie Manson to replace her.

About as coherent and relevant as Gallagher.
MattF
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January 03, 2013
Great columnist, great themes, great lady. She will be missed.
MarcoD
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January 03, 2013
Gallagher is miserable human being and one of the worst writers I have read.

She will not be missed.
ChrisQ
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January 03, 2013
So Maggie Gallagher is going out with a whimper. The only shame is that it took so long for Universal Uclick to recognize that her brand of "civility and grace" is just a smiling face plopped on top of the same old bigotry that ultimately defeated Anita Bryant decades ago. Maggie Gallagher's group (NOM) includes these pearls of civility and grace:

A speaker in NYC against the marriage equality law said that gays are "worthy of death":

http://www.change.org/petitions/gays-worthy-of-death-demand-maggie-gallagher-denounce-this-statement-from-noms-marriage-rally

Is it civil and graceful to purposely plan to divide people along the lines of race?

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/other-races/218519-anti-marriage-group-reveals-political-strategy-in-secret-memo

Is it civil and graceful to have your NOM mouthpiece suggest that gay men should just change who they are, or just go find themselves a "masculine woman"? Is that your idea of defending family?

http://www.goodasyou.org/good_as_you/2012/12/noms-roback-morse-why-cant-a-very-masculine-woman-satisfy-a-gay-man.html

The BS goes on & on. But thankfully it appears, at least in the world of successful syndicated columnists, Maggie Gallagher's BS does not.

Scott Rose
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January 03, 2013
I think there's a typo in the post above. Her name is "Maggot Gagginwhore."
ostracario
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January 03, 2013
I'm surprised she's managed to keep her column going for this long. It can't be easy to type with two cloven hooves.
Mykelb
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January 03, 2013
The only way Mrs. Raman Srivistav would have to reach "her audience" would be through a time machine.