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  • Network Axes Fall Hard on Gay Characters

    05/11/2013 6:04:27 PM PDT · by murron · 105 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 11, 2013 | Lesley Goldberg
    It's been a rough end to what started out as a record-breaking season for openly gay characters on the small screen.
  • Breaking: Pentagon Confirms May Court Martial Soldiers Who Share Christian Faith

    05/01/2013 9:27:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 474 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/1/13
    The Pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith: "Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense...Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis...”. The statement, released to Fox News, follows a Breitbart News report on Obama administration Pentagon appointees meeting with anti-Christian extremist Mikey Weinstein to develop court-martial procedures to punish Christians in the military who express or share their faith. (From our earlier report: Weinstein is the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and says Christians--including chaplains--sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in the military...
  • Football preparing the ground for first gay players

    04/30/2013 3:40:21 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 109 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/30/13 | Simon Evans
    After NBA player Jason Collins broke that barrier this week, the National Football League is making sure it will be ready for any coming out party. Earlier this year, at least three college football players said they had been asked about their sexual orientation during NFL recruitment interviews, sparking calls for the NFL to do more to fight discrimination. Just hours before Collins' coming out statement was published by Sports Illustrated on Tuesday, the NFL - America's most popular sport, with $9 billion a year in revenue - released a ‘workplace conduct statement' regarding sexual orientation.
  • Gay player could score big

    04/27/2013 9:39:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 28, 2013 | Marie Szaniszlo
    The first openly gay man in a major American team sport may turn out to be former Middle Tennessee State kicker Alan Gendreau, who hopes to get a shot at the NFL this year. And, if he’s successful, that could translate into millions of dollars in endorsements and speaking engagements, experts say. Whether it’s the Sun Belt Conference’s leading scorer or someone else, the athlete who makes sports history by coming out will likely be sought after by companies that want to appeal to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population, whose annual buying power last year was estimated at...
  • The mail-order bride boom: The rise of international dating sites offering U.S. men

    04/10/2013 1:25:09 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 104 replies
    Could a mail-order bride website become the new Match.com? Fortune magazine reports that websites like AnastasiaDate are trying to shed the shady images of green card goldiggers and abusive American men in search of Stepford slaves. They have re-branded the mail-order bride business 'premium international dating'. AnastasiaDate's traffic grew by 220per cent in 2012, and it now has four million users.
  • ...But He Sure Was a Fine Movie Critic

    04/10/2013 1:10:25 PM PDT · by IChing · 18 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 4/9/2013 | Steve Pauwels
    Okay, I’d suspected just-deceased Roger Ebert – iconic, Chicago Sun Times film-critic/tv personality — skewed left in his politics. It wasn’t until the brash snipings of his last couple years, however, that his overt Liberalism became splenetically clear to me. For quite a while, the garrulous Chicagoan’s weekly film-review program, in all its various iterations, was must-see TV for me. From 1975-1999, he and late cohort Gene Siskel held forth on all things cinematic. Their trademark (and trademarked!) “thumbs up/thumbs down” verdict on specific movies’ artistic/entertainment worthiness became a vital factor in the ticket-buying decisions of multitudes. Moviefone’s Gary Susman...
  • 'Mad Men' premiere: Sexist ads from the era of Don Draper

    04/07/2013 3:25:12 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 5, 2013
    'Mad Men' premiere: Mr. Leggs: 'It's nice to have a girl around the house.' A picture says 1,000 words, right? Well, these ads tell us everything we need to know about "Mad Men"-era sexism. In this ad for Mr. Leggs dress pants, a woman's head is attached to a tiger-skin rug. (Tiger lady, get it?) A man, dressed as though he works for Don Draper himself, triumphantly places his shoe on the woman's head. The headline? "It's nice to have a girl around the house." Oh, and the copy? Oh my: "Though she was a tiger lady, our hero didn’t...
  • ‘If Anyone Wants to Call Me a Bible-Thumper, Go Ahead’: Blaze Readers Respond to O’Reilly

    04/07/2013 11:04:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 6, 2013 4:50 pm | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Bill O’Reilly’s charged gay marriage debate with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham drew a strong reaction from TheBlaze audience, particularly over O’Reilly’s contention that same-sex marriage opponents often “thump the Bible” to make their point. …ordfan: I AM an opponent of same-sex marriage. If anyone wants to call me a Bible thumper, go ahead. I DO NOT CARE. My Bible IS the basis for my ENTIRE argument against homosexuality…period. Now DO NOT be mistaken, being against homosexuality and against homosexuals are two VERY different things. I am not against homosexuals just because of that. P.S. If two men or two...
  • 7 Reasons Marriage Is Falling Apart in America

    04/06/2013 7:32:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2013 | John Hawkins
    It's no secret that marriage has been in decline in America, but most people don't realize how quickly it has been crumbling. The numbers are staggering and the sea change in attitude that has gone along with them would shock previous generations of Americans. "In 1960, two-thirds (68%) of all twenty-somethings were married. In 2008, just 26% were." "To get a sense of how different attitudes were in the 1960s, perhaps this will do it. (M)arried women were asked, ‘In your opinion, do you think it is all right for a woman to have sexual relations before marriage with a...
  • Judge orders morning-after pill available without prescription (To females of ANY age!)

    04/05/2013 9:22:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | April 5, 2013 | Elizabeth Landau
    A federal judge in Brooklyn, New York, has ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make the morning-after birth control pill available to people of any age without a prescription. The order overturned a 2011 decision by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to require a prescription for girls under 17. The FDA said it couldn't comment because it is an ongoing legal mater. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommended last year that oral contraceptives be sold over the counter in an effort to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies in the United States. Opponents of...
  • Army Labeled Evangelicals as Religious Extremists

    04/06/2013 8:04:39 AM PDT · by libstripper · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 5, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A U.S. Army training instructor listed Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism along with Al Qaeda and Hamas during a briefing with an Army Reserve unit based in Pennsylvania, Fox News has learned.
  • Minority Student Needs

    04/03/2013 11:04:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    Professor Craig Frisby is on the faculty of University of Missouri's Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology. His most recent book is "Meeting the Psychoeducational Needs of Minority Students." It's a 662-page textbook covering a range of topics from multiculturalism and home and family influences to student testing and school discipline. There's no way full justice can be given to this excellent work in the space of this column, so I'll highlight a few valuable insights he makes that would help educators do a better job with minority students. Quack multiculturalism is the name Frisby gives to the vision...
  • Greens get billionaire ally, money (Tom Steyer)

    04/03/2013 8:18:27 AM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4-3-2013 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A California billionaire is pledging to spend as much of his fortune as necessary to make climate change “the defining issue of our generation.” Tom Steyer, who made his riches as a hedge fund manager, told The Hill on Tuesday that he wants to make climate change a campaign issue for years to come and Democratic support for environmental protections as widespread as support for gay marriage and immigration reform. “The goal here is not to win. The goal here is to destroy these people. We want a smashing victory,” Steyer said of candidates he judges to be on the...
  • Hooking Kids on Sex Video Exposes Planned Parenthood Agenda

    04/01/2013 3:43:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | Rita Diller
    You will be shocked when you view American Life League’s latest video report. Directed toward adults only, the report Hooking Kids on Sex contains jolting, unedited pictures from Planned Parenthood’s community efforts to indoctrinate children and teens into a sick culture of sex. This report is not for the faint of heart. It is, however, a long-overdue wake up call. It provides the ammunition that concerned citizens need to get Planned Parenthood out of local schools and community organizations, and is an indispensable aid in defunding the predatory organization. The report drives home the fact that the abortion giant is...
  • After Gay Marriage: Total Gender Deconstruction

    03/30/2013 11:18:44 AM PDT · by John Q. Patriot · 5 replies
    John Q. Patriot ^ | March 30, 2013 | John Q. Patriot
    Dear readers, The present gay "marriage" debate is an important one, but I am more worried about the broader, encompassing matter at hand, namely the dark forces trying to redefine social institutions essential to a free society. The family is traditionally the private institution commanding the most intense loyalty from its members, along with churches (at least in happier times). Leftist theorists are now working to drill down past the family, extending their hands into the crib to rob us of our God-given individual identities as males and females and the important roles and responsibilities which have always accompanied these...
  • Marilyn Manson Stars In Saint Laurent Ad (Golux take)

    03/30/2013 9:59:09 AM PDT · by golux · 36 replies
    Billboard ^ | March 29, 2013 | Gregory DelliCarpini Jr.
    Marilyn Manson is the latest musician tapped by mega fashion brand Saint Laurent to star in their newest ad. Creative Director Hedi Slimane chose Manson to star in the brand’s newest menswear campaign. Slimane seems to have an obsession with selecting edgy singers from the ‘90s to front his ads... The eerie ad is comprised of a close-up shot of Manson featuring the singer in thick eyeliner, black lipstick and a shiny leather jacket. Goth-grunge is hot right now... Although a bit surprising seeing Manson star in a fashion ad, his sinister look perfectly accentuates the French fashion line’s dark...
  • Ben Carson: ‘I apologize’ for gay remark

    03/29/2013 2:41:28 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 109 replies
    politico ^ | 3/29/13 | BREANNA EDWARDS
    Neurosurgeon Ben Carson apologized Friday for comments he made about gay marriage on Sean Hannity’s TV show earlier this week. “I think in terms of what was said on Sean Hannity’s show, that was taken completely out of context and completely misunderstood in terms of what I was trying to say,” Carson told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “As a Christian, I have a duty to love all people and that includes people who have other sexual orientations, and I certainly do, and never had any intention of offending anyone… If anyone was offended, I apologize to you.” The John Hopkins doctor...
  • Tennessee Church Raises Money for University’s Sex Week

    03/25/2013 3:56:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    College Insurrection ^ | March 25, 2013 | Leslie Eastman
    One student recently decried the fact that universities are participating in the degradation of their students with the continued focus on sex.Now, it being reported that a church in now helping fund the sexual scholarship at one school: The University of Tennessee’s controversial and explicit sex week plans were in jeopardy after campus leaders recently announced they were pulling about $11,000 in funding for the event, so a church near the campus has decided to raise money for the cause.WATE reports: Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church is located just down the street from UT’s campus, and during their services Sunday...
  • Jailed for Nonpayment of Child Support - But it's Not His Child

    03/25/2013 11:45:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    The feminists have ratcheted up the laws against men to such an outrageous level that paternity fraud is not just ignored, but routinely rubber stamped by the courts. Whether one agrees with the concept of child support or not, virtually everyone can agree that jailing men for child support over children who are not theirs is morally wrong. Men are routinely sent to jail for falling behind on paying child support, even though debtors' prisons in the U.S. were mostly eliminated in the mid-nineteenth century. The family courts and laws are set up in such a way that makes it...
  • Are Your Palm Sunday Palms Bad for the Environment?

    03/24/2013 1:48:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Slate ^ | Friday, March 22, 2013 8:08 AM | Jay Wexler
    March 24 is Palm Sunday, which means that millions of Christians across the country will be celebrating Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem by carrying palm leaves, often shaped in the form of a cross, into their places of worship. Where do these palms come from? Most likely they have been imported from one of a few Latin American countries: Guatemala, Belize, or southern Mexico, for instance. And most likely, they have been harvested in a manner that is harmful to the environment. Harvesters are often paid by volume rather than quality, and they have a strong incentive to cut as many...
  • Rob Bell, Homosexuality, and the New Cultural Acceptance

    03/23/2013 2:11:02 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 99 replies
    With that said and meant, this shift is altogether unsurprising. The new mark of being culturally acceptable is affirming homosexuality as virtuous (not merely okay, but virtuous, even exemplary). This is the litmus test. I don’t think many of us expected that it would so quickly fill this role, but it has. The mark of being a progressive, kind, socially courageous person today is simply this: affirming same-sex marriage. There are other cardinal virtues of a contemporary au courant identity, but this is the lodestar, the one that hangs one’s personal moon. This shows us that the cultural middle is...
  • Queue forms early for US hearing on same-sex marriage

    03/23/2013 9:36:43 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 40 replies
    France International News ^ | 03/22/2013 | AFP Staff
    AFP - With Thermos bottles, sleeping bags and a few good books, about a dozen people lined up Friday to be among the first to attend oral arguments at the US Supreme Court on gay marriage. Never mind that the hearings don't begin until next Tuesday. They said they were determined to have front-row seats at one of the year's most anticipated sessions of the highest court in the nation.
  • Young Opponents of Gay Marriage Undaunted by Battle Ahead [Tuesday in the Supreme Court!]

    03/21/2013 2:21:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/20/13 | Ashley Parker
    They hear that their cause is lost, that demographics and the march of history have doomed their campaign to keep marriage only between a man and a woman. But the young conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage — unlike most of their generation — remain undaunted. They identify themselves as part of the “pro-marriage movement” and see themselves at the beginning of a long political struggle, much like the battle over abortion. If they can begin shifting the terms of the debate away from gay rights and toward the meaning of marriage, they say, they have a chance to survive short-term...
  • Michelle Shocked Claims Gay Marriage Will End the World, Venues End Her Tour Instead

    03/19/2013 12:43:35 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 60 replies
    SPIN Magazine ^ | March 19 2013, 3:04 PM ET | Chris Martins
    At least 10 venues have canceled previously scheduled Michelle Shocked concerts following homophobic speech made by the former alt-folk icon at a San Francisco show on Sunday night. During her second set at Yoshi's, she took the time to comment on California's controversial Proposition 8, which invalidated the momentary legality of gay marriage in the state, and which is currently under review by the Supreme Court."When they stop Prop 8 and force priests at gunpoint to marry gays, it will be the downfall of civilization, and Jesus will come back," she said according to USA Today and others. She was referring...
  • Teen’s Poem Against Homosexuality Goes Viral, Sends Same-Sex Advocates Into a Spiral

    03/18/2013 1:43:28 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 57 replies
    christiannews.net ^ | March 15, 2013 | Heather Clark
    A YouTube video that features a teenage girl delivering a poem about why homosexuality is not God’s design for relationships has gone viral, while also meeting opposition from homosexual advocates who have criticized the production. The video, entitled Rated T for Tolerance, was posted last Summer, but for an unknown reason, has suddenly garnered a significant amount of attention. In the short, two-minute production, a teenage girl is seen standing in a wooded area sharing a spoken word production on the issue of homosexuality from a Christian viewpoint. “Don’t propagate your hate because I have a higher standard on who...
  • NBC Chief Medical Editor Demands Catholic Church Support Contraception

    03/18/2013 1:38:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 18, 2013 | Kyle Drennan
    Appearing on Monday's NBC Today as part of the Today's Professionals panel discussion, the network's chief medical editor Nancy Snyderman urged the Catholic Church to abandon its opposition to contraception: "Here's one thing I really would implore the Catholic Church to do on a global issue.... poverty without birth control begets more poverty....So this is a chance to take the humility and the poverty and say now we're really going to talk about this in a civilized way and move it forward." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Advertising executive Donny Deutsch chimed in: "Well...
  • Cardinals Would Be Wise to Ignore Journalists' Advice

    03/14/2013 3:58:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2013 | Michael Barone
    The College of Cardinals met in conclave on Tuesday to begin the process of electing a new pope. The cardinals have been getting plenty of advice from American journalists. The Catholic Church, they say, should open up the priesthood to women and allow priests to marry. It should abandon its ban on contraception and endorse same-sex marriage. It should stop being so dogmatic about its dogmas. As a non-Catholic, I don't presume to offer any advice. The church has managed to exist for nearly 2,000 without my counsel. But I do have some observations. The journalists' advice is based on...
  • ACLU sues Rowan County board over prayers- North Carolina

    03/13/2013 3:12:16 PM PDT · by GenXteacher · 9 replies
    Raleigh News and Observer ^ | March 13 | Michael Biesecker
    RALEIGH, N.C. — A civil liberties group is suing a North Carolina county that uses Christian prayers to bless its meetings. The complaint filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court by the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina names the Rowan County Board of Commissioners as plaintiffs. The lawsuit accuses the board of violating the First Amendment provision ordaining the separation of church and state by routinely praying to Jesus Christ to start its meetings.
  • North Carolina Pushes Planned Parenthood Sex-Ed Program on Kids

    03/07/2013 12:42:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    LN ^ | Rita Diller
    If you think by abstaining from teaching about sex within a moral framework that Planned Parenthood is not teaching a definite belief system to children, think again. ETR Associates—a sex program clearinghouse and offshoot of Planned Parenthood of Santa Cruz—admits on its webpage that a program being taught in North Carolina schools and elsewhere across the nation teaches toward four major “outcome expectancies or behavioral beliefs.” Belief number 4 is described in the ETR overview as “Hedonistic Beliefs.” Hedonistic philosophy places pleasure above everything else—as the greatest good. For more than 13 years, North Carolina mandated that its schools teach...
  • Singer Josh Groban flees set of racy show

    03/07/2013 10:11:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 03/07/2013 | Tiffany Owens
    Singer Josh Groban left the set of Jenny McCarthy’s new TV talk show earlier this month after discovering that go-go dancers would be a part of the taping. The 31 year-old star, who just released his fifth album, was scheduled to make an appearance on the debut episode of McCarthy’s VH1 show, but walked out just a few minutes before taping began, saying it was too racy for his tastes. “He did show up, [but] I think the go-go dancers [his team] took a look at and thought they were a little too sexy for their taste,” McCarthy told Access...
  • Dozens of big U.S. companies to back gay marriage

    03/05/2013 4:54:36 PM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 126 replies
    Fortune ^ | February 26, 2013 | Roger Parloff
    On Thursday, dozens of American corporations, including Apple, Alcoa, Facebook, eBay, Intel, and Morgan Stanley will submit an amicus brief in the landmark Hollingsworth v. Perry case broadly arguing to the U.S. Supreme Court that laws banning same-sex marriages, like California's ballot initiative Proposition 8, are unconstitutional under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses. According to a draft copy obtained by Fortune, the companies argue that such laws "send an unmistakeable signal that same-sex couples are in some way inferior to opposite-sex couples, a proposition that is anathema to amici's commitment to equality and fair treatment to all." At...
  • Top Television Shows Today Full of Garbage

    03/04/2013 8:22:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/04/2013 | Rachel Alexander
    If you stopped watching network television awhile ago because it had gotten so bad, you made the correct decision. It has continued to get worse. A few years ago, network television became dominated by cheaply made reality TV shows and talent contests, sitcoms with hyperactive manic characters, and socially liberal themes. Television has always pushed the edge when it comes to socially progressive themes. But at what point does it go too far? Perhaps when there are no other options left during prime time network TV. The top ten most popular TV shows last fall contained few choices for traditional...
  • It’s a Boy…Err...Girl…Err…to Hell With It, Who Knows

    03/02/2013 8:14:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2013 | Steve Deace
    Journey back with me, if you will, to a simpler time. To a dark and ominous period known as American history up until now. An oppressive period when society actually believed the genitals you left your mother’s womb with determined your gender. A tyrannical time when parents actually parented according to the acknowledged moral standard of the universe, rather than enabling and validating their offspring’s unhealthy tantrums and desires. Thankfully we’ve progressed past that now. We are entering a brave new world. A world where a 6-year old boy in Colorado Springs demanding he’s actually a girl isn’t thought to...
  • G'Town Prof: Let's All Resign from The Church To Get a Radical Pope

    03/02/2013 1:10:44 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    A professor at Georgetown University wrote a piece in the NY Times advising Catholics to resign from the Catholic Church in light of Pope Benedict's resignation. Paul Elie is a senior fellow in the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown, and he says that Catholics should boycott Mass (a mortal sin) as a way to instigate change, namely selecting a Pope that would introduce radical change. This is just so fitting of a Georgetown professor and the New York Times. Here's some of the most outrageous parts: AT 8 p.m. last night in Vatican City, Benedict...
  • Ky. voters react as Judd's liberal positions are detailed

    03/01/2013 12:46:06 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 40 replies
    WHAS-11 ^ | 2/26/2012 | Joe Arnold
    LOUISVILLE, Ky (WHAS11) -- After two decades in front of the camera as an actress and more recently as an activist, Ashley Judd has been unguarded in her comments -- a candor which might cause complications if she runs for U.S. Senate from Kentucky. As Judd inches closer to a decision, her outspoken nature is yielding decades of pointed and controversial comments which Kentucky Democratic strategists concede are a gold mine for the campaign of potential opponent, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R). Judd's essays and speeches are easily accessible on her website. In one, she criticized the tradition of a...
  • The Queen James Bible, the Gay Bible [exposed]

    02/28/2013 5:35:15 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 34 replies
    CARM ^ | Nov. 27th, 2012 | Matt Slick
    The Queen James Bible, the Gay Bible by Matt SlickThe Queen James Bible, also known as the Gay Bible, is a new assault on biblical orthodoxy and sexual purity.  This is to be expected in a world of moral relativism.  In it, the 1769 King James Bible has been reproduced with only a very few select verses altered - the ones that relate to homosexuality.  Those verses are listed below and analyzed.  I hope you will see that the Queen James Bible is a perversion of the original text and is the result of obvious prejudices against the original Hebrew and...
  • Get Out of the Weeds

    02/28/2013 1:23:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2012 | Michael Reagan
    America's got some serious problems to solve. Our Obama Economy is still stuck in a ditch by the side of the road. Our campaigner in chief is running around the country pushing for higher taxes and no spending cuts and crying, "The federal sky will fall!" if Congress doesn't stop the puny 10 percent sequester from happening. In Washington the incompetents and cowards in Congress can't get our fiscal house in order, and they're too stupid or self-serving to realize they are wrecking the greatest economic machine humans have ever created. We have a budget to balance and an immigration...
  • Celebrating Vandalism

    02/23/2013 12:23:59 PM PST · by pabianice · 4 replies
    knowhow2go ^ | 2/23/13
    The scene opens with an "inner city yute" regarding the side of a building. In compressed time we then see the yute -- with several dozen spray paint cans magically appearing -- transforming the wall of a building into an enormous, incoherent "mural" of some creature vomiting colors. The yute then stands back, admiring his work, while the announcer praises him and offers the viewer the opinion that being a city-class vandal is the key into getting into college. This piece of visual trash is brought to us by knowhow2go, which informs us: "Young people in all socio-economic groups have...
  • SNL Mocks Jesus with Violent, Bloody Skit

    02/17/2013 8:56:06 AM PST · by LSUfan · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | 17 Feb 13 | Todd Starnes
    The following is what passes for entertainment on NBC. Saturday Night Live aired this sketch last night — just four days into Lent. The segment was a fake movie trailer depicting a Quentin Tarantino-style Jesus returning to get revenge. It’s called, “Djesus Uncrossed.” “Critics are calling it a less violent ‘Passion of the Christ,’” the announcer said. “I never knew how much Jesus used the N-word.” The trailer featured Jesus and the Apostles gunning down scores of Romans. At one point the Jesus character slices a man’s head in half.
  • Get ‘Em Young: Obama’s Plan for Universal Preschool

    02/16/2013 7:51:10 AM PST · by yoe · 31 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | February 16, 2013 | Tad Cronn
    Since the recent State of the Union address, President Obama has been touting his proposal to offer free preschool to everybody. The White House cites studies that claim all manner of benefits to sticking young children into the zoo early on, including later “success.” And Obama claims one of his main motivations is to close the test score “achievement gap” between poor and rich kids.[snip] If you truly want to give your child an educational head start, turn off the TV and make him crack a couple of books every week.
  • 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...
  • Grammys 2013: Michelle Obama is Nominated for a Grammy? Plus Other Surprising Grammy Nominees

    02/06/2013 5:35:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Latinos Post Entertainment ^ | February 6. 2013 | Lindsay Lowe
    Everyone's buzzing about Frank Ocean, Taylor Swift, and Mumford & Sons, but did you know that Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton are also nominated for Grammys this year. They're nominated in the often-overlooked Spoken Word category, which honors poetry, audio books, and other forms of audio storytelling. Michelle Obama, along with producers Scott Crewell and Dan Zitt, are nominated for the audio recording of her first audio book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America. "With one nomination," points out the Huffington Post's Julie Miller, "the First Lady has already out-Grammy-ied Justin Bieber...
  • Disgruntled Former Head of Bush Faith-Based Office Praises Obama’s

    John J. DiIulio, the first director of George W. Bush's White House Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, has taken to the Washington Post to laud President Obama's White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. In it, he cutely claims to like Obama's director of the faith-based office, Joshua DuBois, better than "Bush's first 'faith czar.'" Less than a year into his own tenure, DiIulio resigned in disgust, and complained about Bush staffers who sought to dole out favors to religious conservatives rather than serve "compassionate conservativism." He notoriously coined the term "Mayberry Machiavellis" to describe Bush insiders, who, in relation...
  • 6th Graders Design Flags for a New Socialist Nation

    02/04/2013 6:10:35 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 63 replies
    eag news ^ | 2-4-13 | kyle olson
    AUSTIN – You know America is changing when leftists have even infiltrated Texas schools. According to the website txcscopereview.com, a lesson plan for 6th graders in government schools reads as follows: Notice socialist/communist nations use symbolism on their flags representing various aspects of their economic system. Imagine a new socialist nation is creating a flag and you have been put in charge of creating a flag. Use symbolism to represent aspects of socialism/communism on your flag. What kind of symbolism/colors would you use?
  • From their own mouths, Pt 1: LGBT Lobby plans to 'wholly transform the definition of family'

    02/04/2013 11:29:37 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    LSN ^ | Hilary White
    Opinion Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions From their own mouths, Pt 1: LGBT Lobby plans to 'wholly transform the definition of family' by Hilary White Fri Feb 01, 2013 19:52 EST Comments (20) Tags: family, homosexual activism, same-sex 'marriage' ROME, February 1, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – “Transforming the very fabric of society;” and “radically reordering society’s view of reality”: these are what “being queer” means to the ideologues behind the homosexual political movement that is currently sweeping through legislatures around the world. Is this the insane ranting of a right-wing Christian conspiracy theorist? Is it yet another “attack”...
  • 'Not believing in God makes life more precious': meet the atheist 'churchgoers'

    02/04/2013 9:53:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 02/04/2013 | Esther Addley
    "I feel sorry for the church next door, waiting for their three people to trickle in," says Nick Julius, glancing at the small adjacent hall that will shortly be hosting its own gathering. There are still 40 minutes before the Sunday Assembly, an atheist service run by two standup comedians, is due to begin, but a queue of eager congregants is already forming outside a grand but crumbling former church in Islington, north London, hands shoved deep into pockets against the cold. Julius arrived an hour early, just to be sure of a place at the service, which is described...
  • The Sickness of Western Culture: Can We Survive it?

    02/03/2013 11:26:29 AM PST · by walford · 10 replies
    Natural Law/Natural Religion ^ | Feb. 3, 2013 | walford
    Culture’s shifting sands on moral standards by Gilbert T. Sewell Sixty years ago juvenile delinquency and what to do about it suddenly drew a round of national soul searching. We no longer even use the term. We think in terms of juvenile monsters. Yesteryear’s hoods and troublemakers seem quaint and innocent beside today’s appalling school murders, gang rapes and teenage mayhem... ...Put together violent, porn-saturated electronic entertainment and armed, shame-free, unparented young men. Crazy things happen... ...Who is delinquent? A sociopath? A truant, an unwed mother, a rapist of drunken and unconscious girls, a meth addict or a mass murderer?...
  • Obama Administration: We Will Still Force Christians to Act Against Their Faith

    02/01/2013 1:09:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 1, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The Department of Health and Human Services on Friday set the stage for a massive showdown between the federal government of the United States and American Christians who believe the government has no right to force them to act against their faith by mandating that they buy, provide or facilitate health-care coverage that includes sterilizations, contraception, or abortion-inducing drugs. HHS released a new proposed regulation under the Obamacare law that the department presented as an accommodation to religious “organizations” that object to providing sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs in their health care plans. However, the proposal does not...
  • Pervert MP Cyril Smith was pals with satanic child sex monster

    01/30/2013 10:17:44 AM PST · by Renfield · 16 replies
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | 1-19-2013 | Patrick Hill
    Paedophile MP Cyril Smith was in league with another appalling child sex abuser who set up satanic rituals and raped children as young as TWO, the Sunday People has discovered. Victim Michael Roberts, 40, today bravely puts aside his right to ­anonymity to tell for the first time how he was only six when he was sexually abused by 29-stone politician Smith. And shockingly he has revealed his devil-worshipping stepdad Michael Horgan organised the horrendous ordeal. Horgan made a deal with the man who went on to be knighted after years as a ­respected Member of Parliament...
  • Openly Gay, and Openly Welcomed in Congress

    01/26/2013 10:49:04 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/26/2013 | Jeremy W. Peters
    WASHINGTON — When Mark Takano ran unsuccessfully for Congress twice in the early 1990s, his opponents tried to smear him as a “homosexual liberal” and a “nutzoid.” One of them even had pink fliers printed that asked, “A Congressman for Riverside ... Or San Francisco?” When he ran again last year, he won by almost 20 points. “Flash forward 18 years,” Mr. Takano said recently, “and the very macho building tradesmen are behind me. I’m getting pictures with them in their hard hats.” For decades, the words “gay” and “Congress” were usually seen together only in stories of scandal and...