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  • Do all of you want to hit COKE upside their Corporate Heads?

    02/03/2014 12:20:29 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 106 replies
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  • Socialist publication: We can ‘change the world’ through abortion and gay ‘marriage’

    09/11/2013 5:59:00 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9-11-13 | Ben Johnson
    A publication of the international socialist movement has explicitly stated it is promoting abortion and gay “marriage” as part of a multi-pronged campaign to “replace global capitalism” with Marxism. The admission came on Monday in an article entitled "How Can We Change the World?" by Todd Chretien in the Socialist Worker, which is published by the International Socialist Organization. The ISO proudly “stands in the tradition of revolutionary socialists Karl Marx, V.I. Lenin, and Leon Trotsky.” The article was putatively about the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington. However, it hailed the socially liberal views of...
  • City of Venice to ban ‘mother’ and ‘father’ terms on official forms

    09/04/2013 8:54:48 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 43 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9-4-13 | Hilary White
    The municipal government of the city of Venice, Italy has passed a law banning the terms “mother” and “father on forms parents must fill out to gain a place for their children at publicly funded day care and kindergartens. The “civil rights and anti-discrimination” policy was introduced by city councilor Camilla Seibezzi, who said that such changes to language are a fundamental objective to combat stereotypes. “The [linguistic] construction forms a category of thought, a daily practice,” she said. The newspaper, Corriere del Veneto, reports that the terms will be replaced by “parent 1” and “parent 2”. The change has...
  • The revolution of the family: the Marxist roots of ‘homosexualism’

    08/23/2013 4:09:26 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 32 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8-23-13 | Hilary White
    I have been asked recently “what is homosexualism?” I started using the term in my writing on these issues a few years ago when it became clear that we were dealing not with a group of people, but with a particular ideology that is often held by people who are not themselves homosexuals. A few days ago in The Guardian, Peter Tatchell wrote a pretty good description not only of that ideology’s goals but its origins. This political ideology, often called “queer theory” by its proponents in academia, is what is being pushed, quite openly these days, by the “gay...
  • New York Wants to Help You Plan Your Next LGBT Vacation

    06/29/2013 11:19:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/29/2013 | Caroline Bankoff
    Governor Cuomo celebrated Pride Weekend and the overturning of DOMA by announcing the launch of a tourism website aimed at the LGBT community, because all out-of-state dollars are equal in his eyes. [NBC New York]
  • Obama: “There Will Never Be a Substitute For” Fathers; Obama’s DOJ: Children Don’t Need Fathers

    06/15/2013 10:21:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 15, 2013 - 10:05 AM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama, who favors legalized same-sex marriage and whose Justice Department is arguing in the Supreme Court that children need neither a father nor a mother, said today in a weekly address celebrating the Father’s Day weekend that “there will never be a substitute for” a father and that he still wishes he had had a father around when he was a child. Obama also said in the address that he wanted to use his presidency to “encourage marriage” and that he would work with “faith” groups to encourage “fatherhood.” … Obama then made clear he was directing his...
  • Obama at LGBT event: Nation at ´turning point´

    06/13/2013 8:42:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/13/13 | Justin Sink
    President Obama told attendees at an LGBT Pride Month celebration that the U.S. needs to get marriage equality "done now," but that he believed the nation had reached a "turning point" on gay rights. "We´re not going to have to wait that long," Obama said. "From Minnesota to Maryland, from the U.S. Senate to the NBA, it´s clear we´ve reached a turning point." The president said that progress could be traced "from the courage of those who stood up." "Eventually America gets it right. That doesn´t mean we can be patient," Obama said.
  • NYU professor argues against nuclear family, monogamy, anti-polygamy laws

    04/30/2013 9:01:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 30, 2013 | Christopher Bedford
    During a law school debate on April 15, New York University professor of social and cultural analysis Judith Stacey argued against the nuclear family and monogamous relationships, and for decriminalizing polygamy. The debate, sponsored by the conservative Federalist Society and between Ms. Stacey and the conservative Heritage Foundation’s Ryan T. Anderson, was on “the defense of marriage.” Among Ms. Stacey’s wicked smart musings: “I say why should there be marriage at all;” “What should limit it to two and why should it be monogamous? Nothing in view gives the state that particular interest;” and “So I would agree that we...
  • Florist faces second lawsuit over gay wedding refusal

    04/23/2013 2:52:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    EWTN News ^ | 4/23/2013
    A florist in Washington is being sued for a second time after choosing not to provide flower arrangements for a gay customer's upcoming wedding. Barronelle Stutzman of Arlene's Flowers in Richland now faces two lawsuits, one from the Washington state Attorney General and another from the American Civil Liberties Union, for turning away business for a same-sex couple’s wedding. When frequent customer Curt Freed approached Barronelle Stutzman of Arlene's Flowers last month to provide arrangements for his September wedding ceremony to Rob Ingersoll, the florist said she could not provide services due to her religious beliefs. On the company's Facebook...
  • Meredith Baxter and Patty Duke to Play Lesbian Couple on ‘Glee’

    04/14/2013 8:25:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 13, 2013 | 17:56 | Noel Sheppard
    There are going to be some serious LGBT surprises in the season finale of Fox's hit series Glee. According to a Friday report at E!, Oscar winner Patty Duke and longtime television star Meredith Baxter will play a lesbian couple. Not only that, regular character Blaine played by Darren Criss will propose to original cast member Kurt played by Chris Colfer. …
  • COMMUNIST PARTY, SOCIALISTS, NOT SURE WHAT THE BIG DEAL IS WITH MSNBC'S MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY

    04/10/2013 2:51:28 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 20 replies
    Politic365 ^ | April 10, 2013 | Christopher Goins
    The Communist Party USA and the Democratic Socialists of America don’t see what the big deal is when it comes to MSNBC Host’s Melissa Harris-Perry’s latest 30-second spot advocating for society to move beyond its “private idea” of kids belonging to parents and families and to the notion that they belong to “whole communities.”
  • Sen. Mark Warner announces support for gay marriage (D-VA)

    03/25/2013 3:35:46 PM PDT · by haffast · 41 replies
    Yahoo News - The Ticket ^ | 3-25-2013 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia on Monday announced his support for gay marriage, making him the latest high-profile politician to state publicly that his opinion on the issue had changed. "I support marriage equality because it is the fair and right thing to do. Like many Virginians and Americans, my views on gay marriage have evolved, and this is the inevitable extension of my efforts to promote equality and opportunity for everyone," he said in a statement posted on his Facebook page, noting that he signed an amicus brief urging the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, which...
  • DOJ: Children Do Not Need—and Have No Right to--Mothers

    03/03/2013 4:58:50 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 148 replies
    DOJ: Children Do Not Need—and Have No Right to--Mothers March 3, 2013 By Terence P. Jeffrey Georgetown Law School. (AP Photo/Haraz Ghanbari) (CNSNews.com) - The Obama Justice Department is arguing in the United States Supreme Court that children do not need mothers. The Justice Department’s argument on the superfluity of motherhood is presented in a brief the Obama administration filed in the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry, which challenges the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that amended California’s Constitution to say that marriage involves only one man and one woman. The Justice Department presented its conclusions about...
  • Babies as enemies: Planned Parenthood’s sterile sexuality dehumanizes preborn

    02/06/2013 7:11:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    lan ^ | Rita Diller
    Sex could not have been more disconnected from the concept of creating life. The message I’d heard loud and clear was that the purpose of sex was for pleasure and bonding, that its potential for creating life was purely tangential, almost to the point of being forgotten about altogether. This mindset laid the foundation of my views on abortion. Because I saw sex as being closed to the possibility to life by default, I thought of pregnancies that weren’t planned as akin to being struck by lightning while walking down the street: Something totally unpredictable, undeserved, that happened to people...
  • Male Couples Face Pressure To Fill Cradles

    08/09/2012 6:58:41 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 84 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 9, 2012 | RACHEL L. SWARNS
    WASHINGTON — When the jubilant couple were wed in June, they exchanged personalized vows and titanium rings, cheered the heartfelt toasts and danced themselves breathless. Then, as the evening was winding down, unexpected questions started popping up. One after another, their guests began asking: Are you going to have kids? When are you going to have kids? Tom Lotito and Matt Hay, both 26, could not help but feel moved. They never imagined as teenagers that they would ever get married, much less that friends and family members would pester them about having children. “It’s another way that I feel...
  • Rising numbers of children are going without food due to chaotic parenting, charity warns

    07/08/2012 2:57:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | PUBLISHED: 18:23 EST, 4 July 2012 | UPDATED: 02:07 EST, 5 July 2012 | Laura Clark
    Rising numbers of children regularly have to go without food due to chaotic parenting and chronic neglect, a charity claimed today. They are unable to concentrate properly at school and risk infections, slowed growth and impaired brain development. Kids Company, a charity for disadvantaged children, believes that as many as one million children are living with ‘food insecurity’ and are unsure where their next meal is coming from. These children typically each just ten meals each week - 11 short of the 21 meals a week needed for children to stay healthy. The charity highlighted a series of cases including...
  • (European) Commission accused of censorship (e.g. on LGBT, divorce, suicide etc.)

    06/15/2012 8:09:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 15.06.12 @ 18:45 (June 15) | Philip Ebels
    The European Commission on Friday (15 June) was accused of censorship for omitting from a report on men's health issues such as homosexuality, condom use, divorce and suicide. The commission, for its part, denies any wrongdoing. The 2011 report was commissioned, according to the tender, in order “to identify gaps of information and data relating to men's health ... and identify any options for action at national or EU level." An “extended” version of the final report gives a detailed account of “the state of men’s health in Europe,” ranging from cardiovascular disease to dental caries to gender identity disorders....
  • North Carolina pastor retracts sermon remarks about punching gay kids

    05/03/2012 8:31:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | May 2nd, 2012 04:18 PM ET | Stephen Walsh
    A Fayetteville, North Carolina, pastor has retracted controversial language used during a weekend sermon in which he instructed parents to hit children who exhibited behavior associated with homosexuality. “I apologize to anyone I have unintentionally offended,” Sean Harris, pastor of Berean Baptist Church wrote in a statement on his church’s website. “I did not say anything to intentionally offend anyone in the LGBT community. “My intent was to communicate the truth of the Word of God concerning marriage,” the statement continued. “My words were not scripted. It is unfortunate I was not more careful and deliberate.” … "The second you...
  • Public School Paints Over Student Mural of 'Offensive' Traditional Family

    04/07/2012 8:15:29 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 61 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | 4-7-2012 | News 10 via Youtube
    Public School Paints Over Student Mural of 'Offensive' Traditional Family - YouTube
  • Will Romney End PBS, Public Radio Funding? (Cato? Seriously??)

    01/15/2012 2:43:08 PM PST · by Drango · 35 replies
    Cato ^ | 1/10/12 | Nat Hentoff
    Leading Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney insistently pledges that he will end public funding for NPR and for PBS (the latter partially funds NPR). Other congressional Republicans agree with him. For decades as a reporter, I have continually found vital information on public radio and television that at first was available nowhere else. A current example that may be of importance to many of you, particularly parents of schoolchildren: An NPR story ("No, the School Nurse Is Not in," Jan. 3) reveals that, "More than half of American public schools don't have a full-time nurse, and the situation is getting...
  • Gingrich's thin skin has pushed him out of the race

    01/07/2012 8:41:23 AM PST · by shoedog · 119 replies
    multiple media | 1/7/2012 | self
    Newt has the right to fight back against his competitors, I have no problem with that. However when he starts by sounding like Obama and using the class warfare card on Romney's wealth, it is just plain stupid. Now his latest quip about taxing the blind, and scraping the bottom of the barrell is just more over the top whining. I really think Newt is probably the smartest and best informed candidate. However, his achilles heal has always been his ego, and the inability to handle rejection or negativity (a major part of politics) in a grown up fashion. It...
  • Wanted: Blue-Collar Workers - Who will power America’s new industrial revolution?

    12/09/2011 8:43:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 108 replies · 2+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2011 | Joel Kotkin
    T o many, America’s industrial heartland may look like a place mired in the economic past—a place that, outcompeted by manufacturing countries around the world, has too little work to offer its residents. But things look very different to Karen Wright, the CEO of Ariel Corporation in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Wright’s biggest problem isn’t a lack of work; it’s a lack of skilled workers. “We have a very skilled workforce, but they are getting older,” says Wright, who employs 1,200 people at three Ohio factories. “I don’t know where we are going to find replacements.” That may sound odd, given...
  • The Homosexual Agenda In Our Public Schools

    11/26/2011 6:33:33 AM PST · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 11/26/2011 | Gary Yinger
    I have posted several articles on the very fast moving agenda in our schools that will cause terrible harm to our children. The homosexual agenda could destroy the moral fabric of our country as they target children, since that is where our future lies. Have you checked your local school's curriculum and textbooks? California's news law and our own government's initiative is on the move to indoctrinate our children into the homosexual agenda. Recent ad concerning the Canadian mandate which promotes the homosexual agenda in the Canadian school system, which the US is headed towards. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blkFl0-ZJdY Related: Rescue Your Child...
  • Death highlights women's role in Special Ops teams

    10/25/2011 4:42:01 PM PDT · by decimon · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 25, 2011 | Lolita C. Baldor
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Army 1st Lt. Ashley White died on the front lines in southern Afghanistan last weekend, the first casualty in what the Army says is a new and vital wartime attempt to gain the trust of Afghan women. White, like other female soldiers working with special operations teams, was brought in to do things that would be awkward or impossible for her male teammates. Frisking burqa-clad women, for example. Her death, in a bomb explosion in the Taliban heartland of Kandahar, underscores the risks of placing women with elite U.S. special operations teams working in remote villages.
  • The Three Deadliest Words in the World

    09/21/2011 8:26:57 AM PDT · by rhema · 28 replies
    LiveAction.org ^ | 9/15/11 | Maria Knox
    Evan Grae Davis, Shadowlinefilms director has written and/or directed promotional and educational videos and video series along with producing and creating websites and various other communication tools for nearly 100 organizations during the past 18 years. The main focus of Shadow Line has been to denounce violence against women. Their new project is called It’s a Girl!. This documentary is a collection of interviews done in China and India, where boys are preferred over girls. The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls are missing in the world today because of this so-called “gendercide”. Girls who survive infancy...
  • Shooting The Debt Messenger

    08/07/2011 3:52:46 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 12 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 08/07/11 | CaroleL
    Imagine if on the night Paul Revere made his famous ride, the colonists cursed him softly, rolled over and went back to sleep. Then imagine that the red coats were able to stop the Revolution even before it began and all those would be revolutionaries blamed Mr. Revere. That alternate reality came to mind today when I tuned into CBS's Face the Nation. David Axelrod, President Barack Obama's chief re-election strategist, appeared on the program and referred to the US credit rating downgrade as "essentially a tea party downgrade."
  • Why De-Emphasizing Marriage and Abolishing State Marriage is a Step Forward (Barf Alert)

    07/26/2011 6:31:54 AM PDT · by fwdude · 13 replies
    TeraElla Post ^ | 07/25/2011 | TeraElla
    De-Emphasizing marriage and abolishing State Marriage would definitely have been seen as liberal, up until very recently. Certainly, removing state control over an area where it is not required is definitely liberal. That was the understanding when I began to back this long term goal back in 2004. (snip) ...the reason why we are fighting for marriage equality is because we have to work with the present governmental system for a while yet. Marriage equality is currently easier to achieve than getting government out of the business, but the latter should be our long term goal. As for de-emphasizing marriage...
  • Bill Mandating Gay History in Schools Goes to Calif. Governor

    07/05/2011 9:47:53 PM PDT · by lbryce · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 5, 2011 | Staff
    California lawmakers on Tuesday sent the governor a bill that would make the state the first requiring public schools to include the contributions of gays and lesbians in social studies curriculum. The bill, passed on a party-line vote, adds lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as well as people with disabilities to the list of groups that schools must include in the lessons. It also would prohibit material that reflects adversely on gays. Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco says SB48 is crucial because of the bullying that happens to gay students. Republicans called it a well-intentioned but ill-conceived...
  • U.S. Department of Education to host LGBT youth summit Monday and Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

    06/05/2011 11:26:03 AM PDT · by Salman · 39 replies
    U.S. Secretary of Education (official site) ^ | June 06, 2011 (date of event) | Official press release
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks at the Department’s first-ever Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) youth summit at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. The two-day summit, “Creating and Maintaining Safe and Supportive Environments for LGBT Youth,” will take place Monday-Tuesday, June 6-7. Duncan will highlight the administration’s commitment to ensuring equal access to education for LGBT students as it does for all students. He also will discuss the Department’s Office for Civil Rights recently released guidance on the protection against harassment in an education setting based on gender,...
  • Obama Administration Holds LGBT ‘Youth Summit’ – Gov’t ‘Has Finally Come Out of the Closet,..

    06/06/2011 5:12:56 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    Obama Administration Holds LGBT ‘Youth Summit’ – Gov’t ‘Has Finally Come Out of the Closet,’ Official Says Monday, June 06, 2011 By Penny Starr (CNSNews.com) – Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke at the first “Federal LGBT Youth Summit” on Monday after being introduced by a homosexual on her staff, who said the secretary “gets us” and is “tireless” in her support of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender youth. “Your federal government has finally come out of the closet in support of LGBT youth,” said Pam Hyde, HHS administrator for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. “It’s great...
  • Protecting Our Children from the Homosexual Agenda

    01/26/2011 7:05:20 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 6 replies
    Heart of Wisdom ^ | 1/26/11 | Robin Sampson
    Steps to Protecting Our Children from the Homosexual Agenda on TV • Related • Filed Under • Filed Under: Current events • Homeschool The gay movement intends to capture the next generation. We need to take action to protect our children! While homosexuals are only 1-2% of the population, they account for as many as 40% of all child molestations in the U.S. The Journal of the American Medical Association reported: 50 percent of male AIDS victims reported having sex with an adult male by the age of 16. 20 percent of male AIDS victims had sex with an adult...
  • 'We're both the daddy!' Sir Elton John and David Furnish finally reveal the truth...(barf alert)

    01/18/2011 5:32:53 AM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/18/11
    After weeks of speculation, Sir Elton John and David Furnish have finally revealed how their son Zachary was conceived. While the pair had previously remained silent on which of them was the biological father, Furnish has now confirmed that he and Elton 'both contributed' to the conception of Zachary, who was born to a surrogate mother on Christmas Day last year. In the case of a same sex couple using a surrogate to start a family, they are required to submit either one, or two (in the case of Elton and Furnish), semen specimens which are then used to fertilise...
  • Push for same-sex 'marriage' perverts essence and goal of family, says Pope

    01/15/2011 5:17:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    EWTN News ^ | 1/14/11 | Marianne Medin
    As efforts to legalize same-sex “marriage” proceed in the United States and countries around the world, Pope Benedict issued strong remarks on Jan. 14, saying that gay “marriage” perverts the “essence and goal of the family.” Addressing officials from the city of Rome and the Italian region of Lazio, Pope Benedict said that legislation and policies that promote same-sex unions end up “penalizing” heterosexual couples, “who, not without effort, seek to maintain stable emotional ties which are juridically guaranteed and publicly recognized.” “To this end,” he stressed, “the various components of society must agree on the objectives of education, in...
  • Parents Neutered on Passport Applications

    01/11/2011 5:53:53 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 1/11/2011 | Van Helsing
    Our liberal ruling class has been institutionalizing bizarre, child-warping mutations of the traditional family. It shows up in little ways — like the politically incorrect concept of children having a mother and a father being expunged from passport applications. "The words in the old form were 'mother' and 'father,'" said Brenda Sprague, deputy assistant Secretary of State for Passport Services. "They are now 'parent one' and 'parent two.'" A statement on the State Department website noted: "These improvements are being made to provide a gender neutral description of a child's parents and in recognition of different types of families." After...
  • Same-sex marriage gains GOP support

    08/28/2010 12:18:06 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 88 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 27, 2010 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    A growing number of Republicans are breaking with the party's traditional stance to publicly state their support for same-sex marriage, a shift strategists say stems as much from demographics as from the renewed focus on economics and the "tea party" movement. A solid majority of adults younger than 30 - about six in 10 - support the right of gay and lesbian couples to legally wed, according to a Washington Post poll in February. But even many older Americans and self-identified social conservatives have changed their view on an issue that just six years ago galvanized voters in support of...
  • White House vs. Boy Scouts, Part 3

    07/06/2010 5:14:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2010 | Chuck Norris
    In parts 1 and 2, I discussed a series of evidences regarding how President Barack Obama is leading the White House pack in distancing his administration from the Boy Scouts of America via delaying Eagle Scout certificate signings, denying the invitation to go to the BSA's 100th anniversary gala, downplaying his acceptance of BSA's honorary presidency, dodging official White House communications about the BSA, not defending the BSA against cultural attacks, and, hence, devaluing his all-around role as BSA's honorary president. U.S. presidents have been proudly accepting and fulfilling the post of honorary president of the BSA since President William...
  • Is “Ever After” Just Too Long? Marriage and Modernity (The Gore-y truth)

    06/08/2010 10:06:39 AM PDT · by This Just In · 40 replies · 163+ views
    Albert Mohler blog ^ | June 8, 2010 | Dr. Albert Mohler
    Is “Ever After” Just Too Long? Marriage and Modernity We have become a culture that believes that staying together unto death is just too much to ask. Tuesday, June 8, 2010 The announcement that Al and Tipper Gore are separating after forty years of marriage has captured the attention of the American public to a rather surprising degree. After all, divorce is hardly uncommon these days, and the Gores are famously part of the Baby Boom generation — the generation of couples with the highest divorce rate in history. The Gores made their announcement in an email sent to friends...
  • Campaign Gives Christians Megaphone to Support Gays

    02/25/2010 8:51:53 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 49 replies · 702+ views
    Christian Post Reporter ^ | Thu, Feb. 25 2010 04:46 | Lillian Kwon
    Though mainline denominations already welcome LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) persons, the multifaith group Intersections says it's not enough. "[W]e must sing their welcoming as loudly as we sing the hymns," the group declares.... Intersections Director Robert Chase maintains the "'God vs. gays' dichotomy is false" and "reflective of only part of Christendom." "The religious right’s divisive paradigm is paralleled by more progressive stances that have resulted in inclusive institutional transformation," he stated. A Pew Research Center's survey also found wide support for homosexuality among lay people in mainline Protestant churches.
  • Serving America: Ending don't ask don't tell will draw well-qualified people into military careers

    02/06/2010 10:14:08 AM PST · by Comparative Advantage · 46 replies · 872+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | Saturday, February 6, 2010 | Editorial
    Tuesday's unequivocal statement by the Pentagon's top two officials that openly gay men and women shouldn't be barred from serving in the nation's military should be the beginning of the end of an outdated policy. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that repealing the Clinton-era "don't ask, don't tell" policy is "the right thing to do" because the policy forces service members to lie about themselves or abandon their careers. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said ending the prohibition is inevitable, because attitudes toward gays have changed among the public...
  • Requesting Facts About Gay Parenting (vanity)

    12/26/2009 9:52:45 PM PST · by Darkwolf377 · 90 replies · 2,737+ views
    self ^ | 12/27/09 | Darkwolf377
    For research I'm doing into the facts about the effects of gay parents on children. I've heard so much about how there are absolutely no differences on kids when they've been brought up in a "Heather Has Two Mommies" kind of household, but I've seen very little, if any research. The URL I found above seems like a lot of puffery. I am not looking for opinions, but links and reports on any studies into this. If you have worked with this population, your insights would be welcomed.
  • Human Rights Campaign Responds to Misleading Claims by Organizations Seeking to Discriminate

    11/22/2009 7:43:41 AM PST · by redreno · 244+ views
    HRC Human Rights Campaign ^ | 11/20/2009 | HRC
    Washington – The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today responded to the “Manhattan Declaration” produced and released by 145 evangelical, Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christian leaders indicating that they will not cooperate with laws that conflict with their beliefs, including those recognizing same-sex couples. The document also references the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) as a threat to religious liberty. Yet ENDA – which prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity – broadly exempts religious organizations. The declaration also argues that religious groups that receive public funds...
  • President taps lesbian activist to EEOC

    10/12/2009 12:09:43 PM PDT · by Cindy · 79 replies · 3,219+ views
    ONE NEWS NOW.com ^ | /12/2009 6:00:00 AM | Allie Martin
    SNIPPET: "The president has nominated Chai Feldblum, a lesbian activist, to be commissioner for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Her appointment is awaiting Senate confirmation." SNIPPET: "Feldblum, a law professor at Georgetown University, has signed an online petition titled, "Beyond Same-Sex Marriage: A New Strategic Vision for All Our Families and Relationships."" SNIPPET: ""Chai Feldblum is on record saying that the battle between our religious freedoms and homosexual so-called rights is a zero sum game," says Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality." SNIPPET: ""She says she can't think of a case where the religious rights -- in...
  • “Gay Rights” is an Oxymoron

    10/11/2009 1:35:12 PM PDT · by Teófilo · 6 replies · 582+ views
    Folks, a pretty busy weekend for “gay rights” activists. Currently, the so-called “National Equality Rally” is under way in Washington, D.C.; yesterday, President Obama, fresh from his Nobel Peace Prize win, addressed a meeting of the Human Rights Campaign, promising, among other things, the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that forces active homosexual persons to keep their sexual preference a private matter while serving in the military. The ban has been a favorite of presidents and politicians who have never served in the military and are clueless as to its inner social workings, yet are bent to...
  • AUDIO: Kevin Jennings railed against boy scouts in public school system

    10/06/2009 5:46:05 PM PDT · by paltz · 20 replies · 746+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 10/6/09 | Kerry Picket
    Below is audio and a partial transcript of Kevin Jennings', President Obama's safe school czar, thoughts on keeping the Boy Scouts out of the public school system. This is from a 2000 speaking engagement with his former organization the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in Iowa. In the same speech, Mr. Jennings also advocated for mandating a gay friendly curriculum in the public schools from kindergarten onward.
  • Hospital’s software spots domestic abuse (Evil men!)

    09/30/2009 6:27:52 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 18 replies · 640+ views
    www.bostonherald.com ^ | Wednesday, September 30, 2009 | Christine McConville
    ...Domestic abuse is the most common cause of nonfatal injury to American women and more than half of all American women who are murdered each year are victims of domestic abuse.
  • Cleveland gets the "Gay Games"

    09/29/2009 4:19:28 PM PDT · by mom4melody · 143 replies · 4,100+ views
    Cleveland.com ^ | 9/29/2009 | Donna J. Miller
    Oh joy. Please God, help us relocate by then..... COLOGNE, Germany — The Federation of Gay Games announced this afternoon that Cleveland will be the site of the 2014 games. The city was chosen over Boston and Washington, D.C., after a year-long site-selection process, the organization said in a news release issued at 1 p.m. "Cleveland demonstrated to the Federation of Gay Games that they understood the mission of the Gay Games and our principles of ‘Participation, Inclusion, and Personal Best’," said Kurt Dahl, of Chicago, and Emy Ritt, of Paris, FGG Co-presidents.
  • Barack Obama gives a nod to same-sex couples in his Family Day proclamation

    09/28/2009 7:33:30 PM PDT · by pissant · 15 replies · 838+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/28/09 | Kate Linthicum
    In an official proclamation this afternoon, President Obama declared today Family Day 2009. What is significant is the way he defined "family." The president gave a nod to the gay community when he praised all families, "whether children are raised by two parents, a single parent, grandparents, a same-sex couple, or a guardian." (Emphasis ours.) His shout-out to same-sex couples is sure to draw heat from some social conservatives. Interestingly, it has been met with some hostility from gay rights activists too. One commenter on gay blogger Pam Spaulding's website called today's statement "honeyed words, easy to say." "Mr. President,"...
  • "The Newlywed Game" Goes Gay --Longstanding Show Books First Gay Couple: "Mr. Sulu" and Hubby

    09/16/2009 11:58:11 PM PDT · by kingattax · 18 replies · 1,146+ views
    CBS/AP ^ | Sept. 16, 2009
    "The Newlywed Game" is bringing on its first gay couple. It's a celebrity duo for the long-running game show, now on the GSN cable network. George Takei, who played Mr. Sulu on "Star Trek," will appear with his partner, Brad Altman. They just celebrated their first anniversary after being married in Los Angeles.
  • Quakers 'to allow gay marriages' (UK)

    08/02/2009 4:27:32 PM PDT · by Salman · 20 replies · 861+ views
    BBC ^ | 30 July 2009 | BBC
    One of the UK's oldest Christian denominations - the Quakers - looks set to extend marriage services to same-sex couples at their yearly meeting later. The society has already held religious blessings for same-sex couples who have had a civil partnership ceremony. But agreeing to perform gay marriages, which are currently not allowed under civil law, could bring the Quakers into conflict with the government.
  • Obama's Faith-Based Adviser Urges Challenge to ‘Heteronormative' Fatherhood

    05/18/2009 3:20:02 AM PDT · by Man50D · 34 replies · 2,019+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | May 18, 2009 | Fred Lucas
    A controversial member of President Barack Obama’s faith-based council said that part of the administration’s role in promoting responsible fatherhood should include moving beyond America’s “heteronormative view of fatherhood.” Harry Knox, appointed last month to the 25-member President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, has drawn fire for inflammatory comments about the Catholic Church and Pope Benedict XVI. Knox talked about fatherhood and other issues the council would work on in a May 11 PBS interview, which aired two days before a May 13 letter – signed by nearly two dozen prominent Catholics, including House Minority Leader John Boehner...