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  • Florida Gov. Crist shifts support on gay rights issues

    09/14/2010 11:59:43 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    mcclatchydc.com ^ | Sept. 14, 2010 | Beth Reinhard
    Continuing his makeover from Republican to independent U.S. Senate candidate, Gov. Charlie Crist on Monday affirmed his support for civil unions, adoption by same-sex couples, and doing away with the military's ban on openly gay soldiers. Equality Florida, the state's leading gay rights group, called Crist's statement on a range of gay issues "the most comprehensive, pro-LGBT equality stand of a sitting governor in Florida's history." Crist's Democratic opponent for Senate, U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, called it "too little too late." He and the Republican nominee, Marco Rubio, noted the governor had backed a 2008 amendment to the state constitution...
  • Seton Hall University Puts Homosexual "Marriage" Course First, Archbishop Last

    09/13/2010 2:54:35 PM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 13 replies
    TFP Student Action ^ | 09-13-10 | TFP Student Action
    Like putting a fox in charge of a chicken coop, Seton Hall University is allowing a pro-homosexual professor to give a course on “The Politics of Gay Marriage.” When plans for the anti-Catholic course were first announced at the diocesan university, the Most Reverend John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark, responded. “This proposed course seeks to promote as legitimate a train of thought that is contrary to what the Church teaches. As a result, the course is not in synch with Catholic teaching,” he stated. However, despite the archbishop’s misgivings the course was not stopped. According to the New Jersey...
  • Disaffected Lutherans Constitute New Body

    09/07/2010 12:11:19 PM PDT · by wmfights · 22 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 28, 2010 | Audrey Barrick
    Conservative Lutherans began forging the new body just weeks after the ELCA gave the green light in 2009 for non-celibate gays and lesbians to serve as clergy. Over the last year, hundreds of congregations have moved toward severing ties with the ELCA, which is the largest Lutheran denomination in the country with 4.5 million members. The ELCA experienced its biggest-ever drop in membership last year, with 90,000 less members than the year before. The vote on Friday to forge a new body took place during the annual Convocation of Lutheran CORE, a renewal group that seeks the renewal of Lutheran...
  • Homosexual 'weddings' should be celebrated in church, says Chris Bryant...(UK)

    Homosexual "weddings" should be celebrated in churches, a Government minister has said in defiance of religious teaching. Chris Bryant, who once posed in his underpants on a gay dating website, said he wanted clergy to be "much more open" to the idea of treating civil partnership ceremonies like traditional marriages. However, his suggestion goes directly against the rules of the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church, which state that only the union of a man and a woman can be celebrated by a priest in church It comes as the Government is pushing through an Equality Bill that...
  • Court: Christian group can't bar gays, get funding (Christian Legal Society v. Martinez)

    06/28/2010 8:21:47 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 122 replies
    AP ^ | 06/28/2010 | Staff
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says a law school can legally deny recognition to a Christian student group that won't let gays join. The court on Monday turned away an appeal from the Christian Legal Society, which sued to get funding and recognition from the University of California's Hastings College of the Law.
  • Vatican Appoints Strongly Pro-life Bp. Wenski to 'Gay-Friendly' Miami Archdiocese

    04/20/2010 1:50:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 382+ views
    Life Site News ^ | April 20, 2010 | Kathleen Gilbert and John Jalsevac
    VATICAN CITY, April 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Bishop Thomas Wenski of Orlando, Florida, to become the next metropolitan archbishop of Miami, which has gained a reputation as a "gay-friendly" diocese for hosting homosexualist events.Wenski will replace Archbishop John Favalora, whose resignation was accepted by the Vatican on Tuesday. Although Favalora will not turn 75, the usual age for requesting retirement, until this December, the Vatican did not give a reason for allowing the early resignation. He led the archdiocese for 16 years.Archbishop-elect Wenski, who speaks English, Spanish and Creole and will serve a large Cuban...
  • Gay Activists File Complaints against Dutch Priest over Communion Refusal

    02/25/2010 10:26:44 AM PST · by NYer · 40 replies · 778+ views
    Life Site ^ | February 24, 2010 | Patrick B. Craine
    The Dutch priest who refused Communion on February 13th to his town's openly homosexual Carnival “prince” is now facing police complaints from homosexual activists.The complaints follow a protest by homosexualists at the Catholic parish in Reusel on Sunday, which was held in response to the decision of the pastor, Fr. Luc Buyens, to withhold Communion from Gijs Vermeulen, 24, at the town's traditional Carnival Mass.Fr. Buyens had alerted Vermeulen in advance, stating that he must refuse him Communion because the young man had made a public display of his active homosexuality leading up to the town's Carnival festivities.Anticipating the protest,...
  • Tony Perkins Uninvited to National Prayer Luncheon

    02/25/2010 10:06:27 AM PST · by iowamark · 22 replies · 815+ views
    CBN News ^ | 02/25/2010 | CBN News
    Family Research Council president Tony Perkins was scheduled to give a devotional message Thursday at Andrews Air Force Base for the National Prayer Luncheon. However, CBN News White House Correspondent David Brody has learned that Perkin's invitation was rescinded. After Perkins spoke out against President Barack Obama's plans to lift restrictions on homosexuals serving in the military, Perkins received a letter from chaplain's office at the base. The letter referred to past statement by the council, and read the group is, "incompatible in our role as military members who serve our elected officials and our commander in chief." Perkins appeared...
  • DISGRACED GAY GOVERNOR EMERGES AS PRIEST

    11/16/2009 11:09:24 AM PST · by Tamar Rush · 34 replies · 2,086+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | November 16, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    Out of the Closet; Into the Church Homo McGreevey Finds Higher Calling thelastcrusade.org What does a gay governor do after he resigns from political office in disgrace? He becomes an Episcopalian and enters the priesthood. Jim McGreevey, the former New Jersey love gov, has gone from Turnpike truck stops to All Saints Church in Hoboken, where he is known as “Father Jim.” Last Sunday, the ex governor administered the sacrament of baptism to a bevy of babies, blessed the Eucharist, and carried the cross during the processional. In 2004, Mr. McGreevey resigned as Governor of New Jersey after revealing...
  • Transsexual virgins in new Madrid Lay Calendar [Sacrilegious Mockery of BVM] (Ecumenical)

    10/27/2009 9:38:36 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 28 replies · 1,409+ views
    Typically Spanish ^ | 10/17/2009 | n/a
    The calendar has been produced by the Madrid Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual collective COGAM Controversy in Madrid with the launch of a 2010 lay calendar which shows images of ‘transsexual virgins’ recreating religious scenes decorated with crowns, condoms and phallic symbols. The lay calendar takes the religion out of the dates of the year, so Christmas Day becomes the day you eat the traditional Spanish turron to mark International Democracy Day, for example. The images are all based on famous Catholic images and iconography. The Venezuelan photographer who assembled the calendar, Juan Antinoo, had been commissioned by COGAM, the...
  • Gay' sex morally good, says Obama pick- Tapped to head Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    10/05/2009 12:58:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 1,659+ views
    WND ^ | 10/5/09 | staff
    "Gay" sex is morally good and is as "wonderful" as heterosexual relations, according to Chai Feldblum, President Obama's nominee to become commissioner for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. "Gay sex is morally good," she said. "Now you may think that might be a little crazy to go out there and say gay sex is good. But think a second. Society definitely believes that heterosexual sex is good. Right. Heterosexual sex within a certain framework – marriage – I mean, you can't get more dewy-eyed and romantic in this society about how wonderful that is."
  • AP Source: Obama to speak to gay audience

    10/05/2009 10:25:05 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 78 replies · 1,851+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 4, 2009 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama plans to address the nation's largest gay rights group this weekend, a person familiar with his schedule said Monday, trying to mollify an uneasy Democratic constituency. Obama plans to address Saturday's Human Rights Campaign fundraising dinner gala, said the person, an individual familiar with the president's plans. This person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the White House had not yet announced Obama's plans. The dinner falls on the eve of the National Equality March, expected to draw thousands of gay and lesbian activists to the National Mall.
  • Teddy Kennedy Catholic funeral embraces LGBT Community

    08/31/2009 6:40:14 PM PDT · by narses · 21 replies · 1,056+ views
    End of an Era I was four years old when Ted Kennedy’s brother, Senator John Kennedy was elected President…the first President I was really aware of. I was seven when President Kennedy was shot, a traumatizing event for our family and the whole country. The news reels of that assassination are burned into my brain. I remember Bobby Kennedy’s inspirational run for President and the shocking news, and news coverage, of his assassination. Ted Kennedy, entered the Senate when I was six and has been there for most of my life. Since I was born, one of the three Kennedy...
  • Homosexuality is Not a Civil Right, Quit Forcing it on me

    08/06/2009 8:40:25 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 21 replies · 1,197+ views
    notoriouslyconservative.com ^ | 08 06 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    My philosophy on homosexuality is, love the sinner, not the sin. I don't have a single thread of negativity for those that proclaim themselves to be homosexual, it doesn't bother me at all. What bothers me, are the acts involved in homosexuality, and the idea being forced on us, that those acts are a human rights, morally ok, and we should all be accepting of it. I don't believe that gays should be discriminated against, but I also don't believe that homosexual activities should be accepted by society, and no, those two ideas are not mutually exclusive. It is...
  • CA Public School District Will Force All 1st Graders Curriculum That Normalizes Same-Sex Unions

    06/09/2009 9:02:33 AM PDT · by kellynla · 79 replies · 1,936+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | June 09, 2009 | Adam Brickley
    The Alameda, Calif., public schools are adopting a curriculum that will require first graders to read literature that equates same-sex unions with a family made up of a mother, father and child. Parents will not be allowed to opt their first graders out of the curriculum. Members of the Alameda United School District (AUSD) school board voted 3 to 2 last week to implement the “Safe Schools” curriculum, which supporters say is aimed at stopping anti-homosexual bullying in schools. The program includes a between one and four lessons each year between grades 1 and 5 to introduce students to “LGBT”...
  • Ex-Archbishop Speaks About Catholic Church and Homosexuality [Weakland]

    05/15/2009 8:44:25 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 34 replies · 1,214+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 5/14/09 | Laurie Goodstein
    In spring 2002, as the scandal over sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests was escalating, the long career of Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland of Milwaukee, one of the church’s most venerable voices for change, went up in flames one May morning. On the ABC program “Good Morning America,” the archbishop watched a man he had fallen in love with 23 years earlier say in an interview that the Milwaukee archdiocese had paid him $450,000 years before to keep quiet about his affair with the archbishop — an affair the man was now calling date rape. The next day, the Vatican...
  • Openly Homosexual Phoenix Priest Who Endorsed "Naked Boys Singing" Movie Excommunicated

    05/07/2009 12:54:59 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 39 replies · 1,553+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/7/09 | Kathleen Gilbert
    PHOENIX, Arizona, May 7, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - An openly homosexual Roman Catholic priest of the diocese of Phoenix, who once endorsed a pornographic film entitled "Naked Boys Singing" for a homosexualist paper, has been excommunicated by Bishop Thomas Olmsted.The excommunication of Fr. Chris Carpenter, who has long been publicly opposed to the Church's condemnation of active homosexuality, was issued last month but only made public on Monday.  After Bishop Olmsted repeatedly chastised him for his homosexual activism, Carpenter precipitated the excommunication by joining the "Reformed Catholic Church," an offshoot religious group that endorses homosexuality, homosexual priests, and women priests. While Carpenter...
  • D.C. Council Votes to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Performed in Other States

    05/05/2009 9:02:07 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 95 replies · 5,074+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 5., 2009 | Tim Craig
    Washington Post reporter Tim Craig relays that the D.C. Council has voted 13-0, without debate, to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. Watch D.C. Wire for updates.
  • Young Evangelicals Break From Old on Gay Unions

    04/30/2009 10:32:47 AM PDT · by steve-b · 78 replies · 2,810+ views
    CQPolitics ^ | 4/25/09 | Ben Weyl
    Within just a few days this month, the push for gay marriage found a wave of fresh momentum. A unanimous state Supreme Court decision legalized the practice in Iowa. The state legislature overrode a gubernatorial veto and instituted the practice in Vermont. And Democratic Gov. David A. Paterson announced plans to push legislation that would open the door to the practice in New York. Beyond the political and legal arguments on the issue, however, are demographic shifts indicating that the controversy over same-sex unions may eventually fade altogether. Younger Americans are far more supportive of civil unions and gay marriage...
  • Miss California Sparks Furor With Gay Marriage Comments on Miss USA Telecast

    04/20/2009 8:18:07 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 137 replies · 5,574+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 20, 2009
    Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton was crowned Miss USA on Sunday, but the big story to come out of the normally politics-free telecast was Miss California's comments regarding gay marriage. When asked by judge Perez Hilton, whether she believed in gay marriage, Miss California, Carrie Prejean, said "We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite. And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised...