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  • Ex-HS teacher who said on Facebook that homosexuality is a sin settles suit

    06/20/2018 8:14:41 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    A former Union High School teacher who resigned nearly six years ago after posting anti-gay comments on social media has settled her long-standing lawsuit against the district for $132,500. Jenye "Viki" Knox will receive $24,500 for back wages, $63,833.33 for claims of emotional distress and $44,166.67 for attorney's fees, according to court papers. The news was first reported by NJ Civil Settlements, which compiles a partial list of settlements paid by New Jersey government agencies and their insurers to those who have sued them. Knox, a 56-year-old Union Township resident who taught special education, described homosexuality as a "perverted spirit"...
  • 23 Major League Baseball teams to host pro-homosexual ‘Pride’ nights

    06/18/2018 5:21:52 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 96 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | May 9, 2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    Twenty-three of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams are slated to host LGBT “pride nights” in 2018, leaving just two teams that have never officially celebrated homosexuality. Most of the events are slated to occur in June, Outsports.com reported, to coincide with LGBT Pride Month. Among the teams joining the trend are the Chicago Cubs, who are also doing a second event in August; Chicago White Sox, New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, and Kansas City Royals. The Brewers, Baltimore Orioles, and Cincinnati Reds are among the teams officially joining the trend for the first time...
  • Target Displays Their New PRIDE! Gear for LGBTQWTF Domination Month

    06/15/2018 6:44:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 14, 2018 | Megan Fox
    As if you needed one more reason to avoid Target after they decided men can use their women's bathrooms and changing areas, they've doubled down on the feel-good virtue-signaling cause du jour that is Pride Month. Yes, it's that wonderful time of year when your Main Street is overrun with floating dildos and guys wearing half-pants and walking other men on leashes to prove that the gay community is just like us proud of themselves or something. I always thought embracing the vice of "pride" as a motto was risky. It's one of the seven deadly sins, after all. Does...
  • Here’s The Biggest Legal Flaw In California’s Sexual Orientation Therapy Ban

    06/15/2018 11:25:34 AM PDT · by scripter · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | MAY 7, 2018 | Glenn T. Stanton
    The problem is this: academics and lawyers don’t agree on what ‘sexual orientation’ actually is. The term is infamously ambiguous. Assembly Bill 2943 is a malicious and terribly ill-conceived piece of legislation, and it has a very real chance of becoming law. The bill establishes that “sexual orientation change efforts are an unlawful practice under California’s” legal code. Senate Bill 1172, passed in 2012, outlaws such help for any minor.Summit Ministries, a widely respected national organization teaching a Christian worldview to students, has decided to cancel its summer classes in California. Why? Simply because Summit teaches the same sexual ethic...
  • CrossFit Just Fired Its Spokesperson Who Said LGBT Pride Is A “Sin”

    06/06/2018 7:39:26 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 76 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | 06 06 2018 | Stephanie M. Lee
    <p>“He needs to take a big dose of ‘shut the f*ck up' and hide out for a while. It’s sad,” CrossFit’s CEO Greg Glassman told BuzzFeed News.</p> <p>A high-ranking CrossFit employee was fired after tweeting his support for a CrossFit gym’s cancellation of a Pride event, citing his belief that celebrating LGBT pride is a “sin.”</p>
  • Knights of Columbus- Grand Knight Resigns, Alleges Discrimination of Sexuality

    05/14/2018 6:44:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    The Saint Anselm Crier ^ | 4/9/18 | Lauren Batchelder and Aidan Denehy
    Controversy has surrounded the Saint Anselm Chapter of the Knights of Columbus recently as former Grand Knight Andrew Keyes resigned over what he claims was unfair discrimination based on his sexuality. Members from the school and national chapters have all issued responses to the Saint Anselm Crier over the events which have transpired. Keyes, a double major in Criminal Justice and Politics in the Class of 2018, states that he was approached by the school’s chapter and told that he was formally asked to resign after he brought a member of the same sex to the Knights of Columbus Formal...
  • Former Conservative Party Chairman Lord Tebbit Snubs Sunday Services Conducted By... a 'Sodomite'

    05/13/2018 6:03:26 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 5/12/18 | Jonathon Petre
    * Lord Tebbit is boycotting the cathedral near him in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk* His comments were condemned, with calls for him to be expelled from the party* The 87-year-old Tory grandee is adamant that the canon of St Edmundsbury Cathedral is a 'sodomite' Lord Tebbit has provoked outrage by vowing to boycott services conducted by a gay dean the Tory peer has branded a 'sodomite'. The former Conservative Party chairman has been attending the cathedral near his home in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, for nine years but has told The Mail on Sunday he will no longer go there...
  • Billy Graham leaves painful legacy for LGBTQ people

    02/22/2018 6:49:58 PM PST · by Innovative · 64 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb. 22, 2018 | John Paul Bremmer
    Evangelicals across the country are mourning the death of Billy Graham, an influential preacher who died in his home in Montreat, North Carolina, on Wednesday. But while some are celebrating his legacy, others are grappling with the lasting damage his actions have done to their communities. Over the course of Graham's 99 years of life, he reached millions of Christians around the world and had an outsized impact on the national political landscape. For many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, however, Graham was a crusader against them, one whose efforts shaped the religious right into an anti-LGBTQ political...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Efforts to “queer” the Church

    02/05/2018 6:42:26 AM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | February 4, 2018F | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Tell me this isn’t coordinated.First, for a while now, some theologian friends and I have watched with a measure of distaste and concern a “queering of theology”.I see today via Corrispondenza Romana a story entitled: “Papa Francesco apre le porte alla “teologia queer”?  Is Pope Francis opening the doors to “queer theology”?A little bit of the initial part in my translation: Is Pope Francis opening the doors to “queer theology”?  The question rises spontaneously after having found out that the Portuguese priest and poet José Tolentino de Mendonça, a known fan of Sr Maria Teresa Forcades i Vila – a...
  • Priest Cancels ‘LGBT’ Christmas Mass After Bishop Reminds Him that Homosexual Acts are ‘Sinful’

    01/07/2018 7:12:49 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/2/18 | Doug Mainwaring
    HONG KONG, January 2, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A priest in Hong Kong canceled a planned ‘LGBT’ Christmas Midnight Mass at the last minute after the diocese’ auxiliary bishop reminded him that homosexual acts are “sinful” and “serious violations of chastity.” Auxiliary Bishop Rev. Joseph Ha, OFM, at the urging of Hong Kong Bishop Michael Yeung, investigated the planned event before speaking to the priest, according to a report in the Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP). Compassion HK LGBTQ Catholics Union, the group sponsoring the Mass, stated on Facebook that bishops in other countries permit LGBT Masses, so “Why is it...
  • Progressive Evangelical Pastor Says He Shouldn't Have Imposed His Pro-LGBT Announcement on Church

    11/22/2017 6:10:34 AM PST · by Gamecock · 61 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Nov 17, 2017 | Michael Gryboski
    A progressive evangelical pastor whose 2015 pro-gay marriage announcement led to a steep decline in his church's membership now says that he believes he should have given his church more input on the announcement than he did. Pastor Stan Mitchell, founder and head of the Nashville area-based GracePointe Church, garnered national headlines in early 2015 when he said that his church would support and recognize gay marriages. Since the announcement, GracePointe has seen a steep decline in worship attendance, membership and financial giving. In an interview with The Christian Post on Thursday, Mitchell explained that he felt his position of...
  • Hillary Clinton eulogizes LGBT activist Edie Windsor as 'beacon of hope' at Manhattan funeral

    09/16/2017 9:17:48 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 9/15/2017 | Esha Ray, Rich Schapiro
    Hillary Clinton delivered a stirring eulogy at the funeral of marriage equality hero Edith Windsor — remembering her as a fearless fighter who never wavered in her historic legal crusade. “That she experienced loss, grief and injustice made her only more generous, more open-hearted and more fearless in her fight,” Clinton said to the hundreds of mourners packed into Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan on Friday. “She refused to give up on the promise of America. There wasn't a cynical, defeatist bone in her body.”
  • There Will Be No Religious Left

    04/30/2017 4:18:16 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 4-25-17 | Rod Dreher
    A lot of people don't want to hear it, but it's true: in the future, you will either be a religious conservative, or secular. The religious left will evaporate. Don't take my word for it. Take the word of Daniel Cox, the head of research at PRRI, a firm whose religious views tend towards progressivism. Excerpts: The first and perhaps most significant reason for skepticism is that there are far fewer religious liberals today than there were a generation ago. Nearly four in 10 (38 percent) liberals are religiously unaffiliated today, more than double the percentage of the 1990s, according...
  • Dublin Archbishop Denounces Church for ‘Harshness’ Towards Gays

    04/17/2017 6:24:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 4/17/17 | Rodney Pelletier
    Abp. Diarmuid Martin made his critical remarks during Holy Week homilyDUBLIN (ChurchMilitant.com) - In his Holy Week and Easter Sunday homilies, Ireland's head archbishop, Diarmuid Martin, called Catholicism a "religion of fear" and a "faith of prohibitions," denouncing the Church for its historic "harshness" towards the LGBT community. In his speech at the Good Friday Way of the Cross in Dublin, he remarked, "How is it that the Church and its institutions could at various times in history, and not only in a distant past , have been so judgmental and treated broken people who were entrusted to its care...
  • Married lesbian couple to lead prominent D.C. Baptist church

    01/09/2017 6:35:05 PM PST · by upchuck · 56 replies
    WaPo ^ | Jan 9, 2017 | Lauren Markoe
    Calvary Baptist Church, a progressive Baptist landmark in the heart of downtown Washington, has named a gay couple as co-pastors. Sally Sarratt and Maria Swearingen were presented to the congregation during worship services Jan. 8 and are set to begin their new jobs Feb. 26... The 155-year-old church severed ties with the Southern Baptist Convention in 2012: It was at loggerheads with the group on several issues, including the SBC’s stance against homosexuality. Calvary Baptist still affiliates with American Baptist Churches USA...
  • Defying church ban, dozens of Methodist clergy come out as gay and lesbian

    05/09/2016 3:59:08 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/9/2016 | Daniel Burke
    Dozens of United Methodist clergy members came out as lesbian, gay or bisexual on Monday, defying their church's ban on "self-avowed practicing homosexuals" serving in ministry and essentially daring their supervisors to discipline them. In a public letter posted online, 111 pastors, deacons, elders and candidates for ministry said church rules require "that we not bring our full selves to ministry, that we hide from view our sexual orientations and gender identities." "While some of us have been lucky to serve in places where we could serve honestly and openly, there are others in places far more hostile, who continue...
  • Chicago Priest Comes Out As Gay

    02/02/2016 6:32:53 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 33 replies
    cbs chicago ^ | 2-1-2016
    The Chicago Archdiocese is responding to a published report in which a local priest comes out as gay, but it wasn't clear whether there would be ramifications for the clergy member. In a column by Washington Post religion reporter Michelle Boorstein, Rev. Michael Shanahan is interviewed at length about his decision to disclose that he is gay. "I'd like to be one of those priests, who, with great respect for the church's teaching, can say: I'm a human being. I'm a son -- one of six -- I'm gay and I'm a priest, period," Shanahan, a more than 20-year veteran...
  • Louisville, KY: Episcopal Rector Forced to Resign Because He Would Not Perform Gay Weddings

    12/27/2015 9:31:50 AM PST · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 12/26/15 | David W. Virtue
    The vestry opposed his position. Kentucky Bishop Terry White did not support him Fr. Erdman said he had no choice but to resign or contradict his conscienceThe Rev. Jonathan Erdman, rector of Calvary Church in Louisville, KY, is resigning because he could not in good conscience perform gay weddings. He will leave his church Jan. 10, 2016. The vestry of his parish had been trying to force him out since the Episcopal Church authorized priests to perform gay weddings, and Fr. Jonathan, a high churchman, said he would not do that. The vestry has the support of Kentucky Episcopal Bishop...
  • Director of Catholic assisted-living home fired over ‘gay marriage’ files discrimination suit

    10/16/2015 8:26:35 PM PDT · by massmike · 9 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 10/16/2015 | Lianne Laurence
    Five months after the Catholic diocese of Richmond fired John Murphy from his high-level job at a Catholic assisted-living center because he was in a homosexual “marriage,” the 63-year-old Virginia man has filed a discrimination claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. And supporters of traditional marriage are watching Murphy’s complaint closely. “It’s a groundbreaking complaint,” says Travis Weber, director of the Family Research Council’s Center for Religious Liberty. “It’s significant for several reasons.” Among those reasons is that the legal game has changed radically since the diocese fired Murphy in early April, a week after he began his position...
  • Obama Likes to CELEBRATE SIN – Rev. Graham Sets Him Straight!

    10/13/2015 7:15:58 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 10 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 10/12/2015 | TPIWriter
    When President Barack Obama was as a candidate for President, he supported traditional marriage, (even if no one believed him.) Now, sin and moral decay has expanded so far in America that our once great nation is unrecognizable. Obama is reshaping America in his image, and that is shameful. Rev. Franklin Graham, son of legendary Rev. Billy Graham, went on a podcast recently to explain exactly why this celebration of sin is wrong. This is a message that every American should hear! Ultimately, Reverend Graham believes that a lot of the blame falls on the Obama administration, and their celebration...