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  • US Child Sex Slave Victim Witnesses Depend on DOJ for Food Shelter - Funds Go to Slackers

    08/01/2012 10:34:20 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 2 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-31-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Child human trafficking victims in the U.S. who have been used as sex slaves, but are now under U.S. protection as witnesses, take a back seat to other important expenditures. I'm guessing feeding America's slackers is the problem - those in the SNAP program, through Electronic Benefit Cards (EBT) - translation: food stamps, those who feed off of taxpayers and needn't prove they are worthy. Since there is no money to feed the "witnesses," the human traffickers often go free. This isn't only about children smuggled across our borders. Some are Americans. Think about that. Children...needed to witness against those...
  • Will Democrats End Marriage As We Know It?

    08/01/2012 9:07:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    When the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) passed in Congress in 1996, the vote was bi-partisan and overwhelming. In the House, the tally was 342-67. Only the farthest left of Democrats and a handful of Republicans voted against it. A majority of Democrats supported marriage. In the Senate, the vote was even more lopsided and bi-partisan, 85-14. Again, most Democrats backed marriage. In both houses of Congress, the DOMA passed with such strong margins that President Clinton could clearly see the measure had better than "veto strength." That is, if he had vetoed the Defense of Marriage Act, Congress could...
  • Poll: Two-Thirds Of Dems Support Gay Marriage

    07/31/2012 9:00:32 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 31 2012 | James Arkin
    Democrats are poised to add gay marriage to the party's platform for this year's election, and a new poll shows the timing may be perfect. Nearly two-thirds of Democrats -- 65% -- now support gay marriage, a 15% increase from this time in 2008, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center. The partisan divide on gay marriage is also increasing substantially. Though Republicans supporting same-sex marriage increased from 19% in 2008 to 24% in 2012, the gap between Dems and Republicans jumped from 23% in 2004 to 31% in 2008 and is now at 41% in this...
  • Housing Headwinds: US Birthrate Lowest in 25 Years as Twenty-Somethings Postpone Having Babies

    07/29/2012 8:54:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    Boomer demographics and postponement of marriage on account of student debt and poor finances are two of the key reasons that I long-ago stated the housing recovery would be slow for a decade. Declining birthrates now show that is indeed what is happening. First, please consider a short snip from my July 25 post "Actual" New Home Sales First 6 Months of 2012 vs. Prior Years; Reflections on the Housing Recovery Reflections on the Housing Recovery Even with today's reported decline, new home sales have likely bottomed on an annual, cumulative-total basis. However, don't expect much in terms of recovery.Debt...
  • Margaret Sanger Named One of 20 Most Influential Americans Ever

    07/28/2012 1:14:02 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/27/12 | Susan Michelle Tyrrell
    Influence is neutral. By itself it means having a profound effect on something, but that something can be good or bad. Therefore, I can’t argue with Time Magazine’s list of The 20 Most Influential Americans of All Time that happens to include the person who has most influenced the destruction of humanity, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. I have to agree with Time’s assessment that she is one of the most influential Americans of all time because her negative influence has been responsible for the deaths of millions, far exceeding that of Hitler’s influence in World War II, whom we...
  • Lakoff Inspired "You Didn't Build That"

    07/26/2012 12:57:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 26, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: George Lakoff (rhymes with). Bill Jacobson has the details at LegalInsurrection.com. By now you have heard the Obama and Liz Warren speeches about how no one got rich on his or her own. ... This narrative is cribbed almost verbatim from the narrative of George Lakoff, a progressive [liberal] linguistics activist and Professor at Berkeley," and he has been advising the Democrats on how to change and use language in order to hide who they really are. That's what it boils down to. Lakoff advises Democrats on how to say things that mask and cover up who...
  • Obama Thanks ‘Gay-Porn Kingpin’ at Fundraiser

    07/25/2012 11:10:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 09:18 AM | Patrick Hobin
    President Barack Obama publicly thanked a man the New York Post called a “gay-porn kingpin” at an Oregon fundraiser on Tuesday, according to the Weekly Standard. While speaking at a Portland campaign fundraiser, Obama thanked Terry Bean for organizing the event. … The (New York) Post said (in 2008), "Bean, the first gay on Sen. Obama's National Finance Committee, is the sole trustee of the Charles M. Holmes Foundation, which owned Falcon Studios, Jock Studios, and Mustang Studios, the producers of about $10 million worth of all-male pornography a year." …
  • Obama Promotes Planned Parenthood, for his Daughters’ Sake

    07/26/2012 3:05:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2012 | Townhall.com Staff
    The President told his supporters earlier this week at a fundraiser that Planned Parenthood should keep getting funding so that his daughters could “control their own health care choices.” Obama enthusiastically promoting Planned Parenthood is nothing new. But the radically pro-abortion President shamelessly including his 11 and 14 year old daughters in his Planned Parenthood pitch is a new low.   “Mr. Romney wants to get rid of funding for Planned Parenthood. I think that is a bad idea,” Obama said. “I’ve got two daughters. I want them to control their own health care choices. We’re not going backwards, we’re...
  • Legendary Director Peter Bogdanovich: What If Movies Are Part of the Problem?

    07/25/2012 6:41:11 PM PDT · by P.O.E. · 51 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 07-24-12 | Gregg Kilday
    Peter Bogdanovich is no stranger to violence -- either onscreen or off. In an eerie foreshadowing of the Colorado tragedy, his very first film, 1968's Targets, starring Boris Karloff, ends with a sniper, an angry Vietnam War vet, picking off teenagers at a drive-in movie theater. But while that movie reflected the rising discord of the late '60s, it wasn't until 1980 that Bogdanovich experienced, first-hand, the full impact of violence when his companion, Dorothy Stratten, the Playboy model and actress, was brutally murdered by her estranged husband. People go to a movie to have a good time, and they...
  • Should You Boycott Chick-fil-A?

    07/25/2012 2:37:34 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 49 replies
    Slate ^ | July 25, 2012 | Eliot Spitzer
    Chick-fil-A makes a great chicken sandwich, and I used to like getting one—with a cup of their amazing lemonade—whenever I was in the South. In fact, before I knew more about Chick-fil-A, I used to joke about helping to open one in New York. Then I found out the company, according to the LGBT group Equality Matters, has donated millions of dollars to groups that oppose gay rights, and Chick-fil-A's president, Dan Cathy, told a Baptist newspaper that he supported the "biblical" definition of family. That’s why former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas has asked that folks who share the...
  • Newsweek Seeks former Chick-Fil-A Employee "to spill the beans on life (at) antigay company"

    07/24/2012 6:26:13 PM PDT · by Diago · 97 replies
    Chick-Fil-A came under criticism this month after a report by the organization Equality Matters revealed that the company donated around $2 million to antigay Christian organizations in 2010. “Guilty as charged,” the fast-food chain’s president Dan Cathy said over allegations that his company is antigay (“We are very much supportive of the family—the biblical definition of the family unit.”). So. Here we are. Tumblr, listen up. We’re hoping to find a current or former employee of Chick-Fil-A who might want to spill the beans on life inside the alleged antigay company. If that’s you, or you know someone who might...
  • MSNBC's 'Cycle' Showcases Feminist Author Promoting Abortion, Pornography

    07/16/2012 4:22:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 16, 2012 | Jeffrey Meyer
    On Monday’s edition of The Cycle on MSNBC, Catlin Moran, author of the provocative book “How To Be A Woman” was brought on the show to brag about controversial women’s issues.  The British author came on to talk about a variety of topics, beginning with more lighthearted fare like her hatred of high heels and delving into serious issues like her defense of pornography and her decision to have an abortion, which she insists she doesn't nor never has regretted. Following a question by Toure Neblett, Moran argued that she didn’t understand the argument -- that both social conservatives and...
  • Raising Dogs Instead of Kids?

    07/14/2012 9:55:36 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 21 replies
    American Clarion ^ | July 13, 2012 | William R. Mann
    “You can say any fool thing to a dog and the dog will just give you this look that says, ‘My GOSH, you’re RIGHT! I NEVER would’ve thought of that!” -Dave Barry I read Mark Steyn’s book, After America some time ago. It is a compelling discussion about world demographics, birth rates, and the illegal [and non-assimilating] immigrant populations flooding into America and the rest of what is left of Western Civilization. Also discussed in this article are the long-term effects of decisions about married adults not having kids in America anymore. I seem to recall reading in numerous places...
  • Florida Family Association Calling on Marvel to Pull X-Men Comic featuring same sex marriage

    07/11/2012 4:16:32 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 11 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | July 10 2012 | Brian Tashman
    X-Men #51, issued by Marvel Comics last month, gained immediate attention as it centered on a wedding between Northstar and his boyfriend. Northstar came out as gay in 1992, but for the anti-gay Florida Family Association, his marriage to his long-term boyfriend “has crossed the line by attempting to legitimize same-sex marriage and asking kids to fantasize about their own homosexual wedding.” The group is urging members “who do not want their children targeted with immoral propaganda through comics” to email Marvel Comics to pull the X-Men #51. Earlier, the American Family Association’s subgroup OneMilionMoms blasted Marvel for trying to...
  • New violent comedy 'God Bless America' wages war on reality television

    05/14/2012 12:24:49 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 23 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | May 14, 2012 | By Hollie McKay
    Edgy filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait is sick of the dumbing-down of America thanks to reality television, and has brought to life the dark comedy “God Bless America” to serve as a wake-up call regarding the downward spiral of our culture. “The tipping point was that I was in London and they had a ‘My Super Sweet 16’ marathon on and there I was watching teenage girls throwing fits because their parents bought them the wrong BMW. I was aghast, then a ringtone commercial about an elephant breaking wind. I was offended,” Goldthwait told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “So this is a...
  • Roberts, Blankenhorn And The Power Of Liberal Intimidation

    07/04/2012 11:26:01 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    Investors.com ^ | 7/5/12 | DENNIS PRAGER
    Given how many more Americans define themselves as conservative rather than as liberal, let alone than as left, how does one explain the success of left-wing policies? One answer is the appeal of entitlements and a desire to be taken care of. It takes a strong-willed citizen to vote against receiving free benefits. But an even greater explanation is the saturation of Western society by left-wing hate directed at the right. The left's demonization, personal vilification, and mockery of its opponents have been the most powerful tools in the left-wing arsenal for a century. Since Stalin labeled Leon Trotsky —...
  • USDA combats ‘mountain pride,’ self-reliance to boost food stamp rolls

    07/04/2012 9:35:24 PM PDT · by Altariel · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 3, 2012 | Caroline May
    One in seven Americans are on food stamps, but the government is pushing to enroll more — in many instances working to overcome Americans’ “pride,” self-reliance or failure to see a need. “Our common goal is to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,” the United States Department of Agriculture explains on its “Outreach Toolkits” page. “Our purpose is to ensure that those going through difficult times can feed their families healthy, nutritious food. By working as a team, we can accomplish these goals.” The USDA has adopted a range of strategies and programs designed to bring more people...
  • Atheist files complaint over Lancaster County restaurant's church-bulletin discount

    07/04/2012 10:19:55 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 56 replies
    The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, PA) ^ | July 2, 2012 | Sue Gleiter
    For more than a year, Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen in Columbia, Lancaster County has offered a Sunday special: Diners who bring in a current church bulletin receive 10 percent off the purchase of their dinners. But, the promotion has rubbed some people the wrong way, including John Wolff of Manheim Twp., Lancaster County, an atheist and member of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Wolff, who said he's never been to Prudhomme’s, recently filed a complaint with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission claiming the 22-year-old restaurant should not give discounts based on religion. “I bear them no ill will but they...
  • LMFAO Teach Kids About Sex at American Airlines Arena in Miami

    06/26/2012 7:57:03 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 29 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | 06/25/2012 | By Kat Bein
    LMFAO With Sydney Samson and Far East Movement American Airlines Arena Friday, June 22, 2012 Better Than: The awkward ride home when mom has to explain the "fellatio ratio." LMFAO do not make music for children. But apparently, that's who's listening to them. When Redfoo and Sky Blu first hit the streets around 2007, they were funny because they parodied a scene full of consensual adults on loads of drugs, having sex with each other. It was a well-timed, fun inside joke for ragers. But that gag isn't funny anymore. It's become too big and moved too far from the...
  • (Mexican-American tagger) Vandal defaces Menil Collection Picasso - Repairs are under way...

    06/20/2012 1:19:14 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 10 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | By Molly Glentzer
    Officials at the Menil Collection don't know why a man spray-painted Pablo Picasso's "Woman in a Red Armchair" at the museum, but the act wasn't caught just on surveillance cameras. It also was captured by a bystander with a smartphone camera and subsequently posted on YouTube with a caption naming the alleged perpetrator as a young artist... The damaged artwork, with the spray paint barely dry, was rushed down the hall to the museum's conservation lab, where chief conservator Brad Epley quickly began its repair. The 1929 painting, one of nine by Picasso owned by the Menil, has "an excellent...
  • Lifestyles That Are Taboo In The US, But Are Okay In Other Countries

    06/19/2012 7:39:28 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 45 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | June 19, 2012
    Being A Polygamist Most of us frown upon the idea of polygamy, but it's considered an acceptable lifestyle in many other places around the world. For instance in Africa, children are considered to be symbolic of wealth, so polygamy is an appealing lifestyle because of how quickly it allows families to grow. Being Or Using A Prostitute Prostitution has some terrible connotations in America, but in places like Germany, it's just like any other respectable profession. For instance, if you are unemployed for a year and refuse to take an available job (like being a prostitute), the government reserves the...
  • Students Suspended for Viewing Porn in Class

    06/19/2012 12:08:42 PM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 20 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6/18/2012
    Nine male students were suspended from Bell Middle School for allegedly masturbating while looking at pornography on their cell phones during English class. Students were suspended during the month of May, the district confirmed in an e-mail to NBC San Diego. But the email also states, the district is "prohibited from commenting on confidential student or personnel matters." The teacher, Ed Johnson, is reportedly under fire because he did not respond to students who told him about the behavior while it was allegedly happening – only saying he would give students referrals if he caught them – then went on...
  • Snopes Scrubs Article On Obama's Mama's Picture-Porn: Excluded From Wayback Machine (Marcy Moore/s)

    06/16/2012 6:37:09 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 105 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | June 16, 2012 | Unattributed
    It appears Snopes.com scrubbed their "report" on Obama's mom posing nude. When Snopes originally published their article they tagged the claim "undetermined" and then sometime later tagged it as "false" claiming the nude woman in the photos was Marcy Moore. Now Snopes pulled the article altogether and had the URL excluded from the Wayback Machine. Wonder why?
  • Some retailers’ efforts now include Gay Pride Month ads and events

    06/17/2012 8:11:16 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 37 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | June 15 2012 | Tim Feran
    Retailers are going mainstream with ad campaigns aimed at gay customers in an effort to get their merchandise into more consumer closets. “Retailers, particularly fashion retailers, always like to be ahead of the curve,” said local retail analyst Chris Boring of Boulevard Strategies. “In 2012, supporting gay rights and accepting gays is pretty mainstream.” In one high-profile move, J.C. Penney is running an ad for Father’s Day featuring a gay Texas couple and their two children. A month ago, the retailer had an ad for Mother’s Day showing a lesbian couple with their children. The iconic retailer also has tapped...
  • Overcoming Lust

    06/15/2012 9:31:49 PM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 13 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | June 12, 2012 | Jim Vander Spek
    Use of pornography and other sexual sins are rampant in our culture and in the church. Many have concluded that such behavior or at least the lust—evil desires—that drives them is fundamentally an unsolvable problem, a sin that will not be defeated in the lives of God's children. Such a response is unacceptable in the face of the severe and incalculable damage that lust inflicts upon lives, families and fellowships.
  • Infanticide and bestiality advocate given Australia’s highest civic award

    06/15/2012 2:21:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 14, 2012 | WANDA SKOWRONSKA
    CANBERRA, Australia, June 14, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Notorious infanticide and bestiality-promoting ‘ethicist’ Peter Singer was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) this week, sparking strong criticism by pro-life advocates, ethicists, and columnists. Singer was presented with the award, which is the greatest civic honour in Australia and given for “merit of the highest degree in service to Australia or humanity at large,” on Monday at the 2012 Queen’s Birthday honours. It was granted for his “eminent service to philosophy and bioethics as a leader of public debate and communicator of ideas in the areas of global poverty,...
  • Onalaska parents say sex ed is too racy for 5th graders

    06/12/2012 9:54:54 AM PDT · by Sopater · 37 replies
    KING 5 News ^ | June 11, 2012 at 5:09 PM | DREW MIKKELSEN
    ONALASKA, Wash. - You can tell Onalaska is old fashioned just by looking. "We're in the country, we're small town, we like it that way,” said parent Kadra Gilliland. But something at the elementary school last week has folks in this quiet town making noise. "What gives this woman the right to come down here and go above our authority, is the way I look at it,” said parent Curt Pannkuk. "I was one pissed off cowboy," said parent James Gilliland. These parents are upset about a sex education class for the fifth graders last week. "She learned oral sex...
  • Muslims protest Planned Parenthood’s ‘sexual health’ program for Muslim teen girls

    06/11/2012 7:37:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | June 11th, 2012 | Peter Baklinski
    OTTAWA, Ontario, June 11, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Muslims of a traditional bent hope that a lack of funding will force Planned Parenthood Ottawa to cut a program aimed at teaching their Muslim teenage daughters a version of “sexual health” that they say is contrary to their “faith-based values and family values.” “Information and education is always good, but when it comes with a clear message of promoting a certain lifestyle which may be in conflict with both the faith-based values and family values [of Muslims] then I have an issue with it,” Shahina Siddiqui, executive director of the Islamic Social...
  • President Obama Proclaims June “Gay Pride Month”

    06/10/2012 12:29:31 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 191 replies
    The New American ^ | 6/8/2012 | Dave Bohon
    Every year he has been in office President Obama has made it a point to cozy up to America’s tiny homosexual activist minority by officially recognizing June as “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.” This year, of course, was no exception. Having just come out officially in favor of legalizing same-sex “marriage,” the President followed up on June 1 by issuing this year’s proclamation setting aside the entire month to commemorate the valuable contributions that gays, lesbians, transvestites, and an odds-and-ends assortment of sexually- and gender-confused individuals have made to American society. “The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)...
  • Openly homosexual Iman-homosexuality and Islam are compatible- supports Obama on same sex marriage

    06/03/2012 3:53:24 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 33 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 3 June 2012 | Cathcon
    Gay is OK", says Iman Women lead prayers, homosexuals are accepted and same-sex marriages allowed: In the US, a group of liberal Muslims have more and more followers. One of their leaders is an openly gay imam. He is patient. It just takes time for everything. Daayiee Abdullah sits in front of a still locked house on a small stone bench, waiting. Behind the seat, a ladder is leaning against the wall, which leads to a window frame a few feet above. There, a painter is painting with white paint, directly above him. Abdullah does not care. He is clothed...
  • OP-ED: The single-mom catastrophe

    06/03/2012 6:46:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 3, 2012 | By Kay S. Hymowitz
    The single-mother revolution shouldn't need much introduction. It started in the 1960s when the nation began to sever the historical connection between marriage and childbearing and to turn single motherhood and the fatherless family into a viable, even welcome, arrangement for children and for society. The reasons for the shift were many, including the sexual revolution, a powerful strain of anti-marriage feminism and a "super bug" of American individualism that hit the country in the 1960s and '70s. The single-mother revolution has been an economic catastrophe for women. Poverty remains relatively rare among married couples with children; the U.S. census...
  • Macy's Goes On the Down Low, Hooks Up With Obama Gay Group for 'Election Year' Campaign

    06/02/2012 10:01:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 85 replies
    Sunday, June 3, 2012 | Kristinn
    While conservative activists have focused on the promotion of gay marriage by store chains J.C. Penny and Target, Macy's has gone under the culture radar in its partnership with the Obama-allied homosexual group, the Human Rights Campaign. The incoming president of HRC, Chad Griffin is an Obama bundler.You won't see it in Macy's weekly sales circular, and you'd be hard pressed to find it on the front page of the Macy's website, but the Human Rights Camapign is loud and proud in declaring its partnership with Macy's urging customers to purchase "election year" Vote Equality t-shirts with the proceeds going...
  • The six ways homosexual activists manipulate public opinion

    06/01/2012 1:48:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 31, 2012 | BRIAN CLOWES
    May 31, 2012 (HLIWorldWatch.org) - Anyone who is concerned about the influence of the homosexual agenda on reshaping traditional values must become intimately familiar with the major tactics that homophiles commonly employ in order to anticipate them and respond in charity and truth. Homophile strategists are very adept at manipulating public opinion with an arsenal of six tactics that are based upon deceptions and half‑truths: Exploit the “victim” status; Use the sympathetic media; Confuse and neutralize the churches; Slander and stereotype Christians; Bait and switch (hide their true nature); and Intimidation. One reason these tactics have worked so well is...
  • Canada's 'Scientific' Museum of Smut

    05/24/2012 9:53:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    In Ottawa, the nation's capital of Canada, the Museum of Science and Technology has decided to provide school children with answers in a scientific field where "reliable and comprehensive sources of information are rare or little-known." I don't know if you're familiar with it. That field is called "sex." As always, society's experts believe parents either faint at the thought of discussing sex with their children or worse, spread ignorance based on allegedly outdated religious texts. But wait until you hear what the Canadian government's subsidized version of "science" looks like. The exhibit is called "Sex: A Tell-All Exhibition." It...
  • Washington, D.C., becoming a 'Mormon stronghold'

    05/22/2012 8:47:57 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 480 replies
    Deseret News ^ | May 16, 2012 | Joseph Walker
    The stunning expansion of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Washington, D.C., area is profiled in a long, interesting and meticulously accurate CNN story that suggests "the nation's capital has become a Mormon stronghold, with Latter-day Saints playing a big and growing role in the Washington establishment."-SNIP-"It's hard to point to federal legislation or a White House initiative that bears distinctly Mormon fingerprints," Gilgoff writes, "while it's easy to do the same for other faiths." He cites as an example a recent White House "compromise" on contraception funding, which he says was "mostly a reaction to...
  • Tweens on the Runway

    05/22/2012 10:37:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Slate ^ | May 21, 2012 | Libby Copeland
    n recent years, the debate over underage fashion models has reached a fever pitch. Ondria Hardin starred in a sultry Prada ad at 13. An Australian modeling agency recently announced that it wanted 13-year-olds because 16-year-olds were “too old.” And a good number of preadolescents are establishing their modeling bona fides, including the tween daughters of Cindy Crawford and of former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher. Last year, in a satirical look at girl models that wound up less high-minded than exploitative, Vogue Paris featured a 10-year-old named Thylane Blondeau in full makeup, heels, and a navel-bearing dress.
  • Florida ordinance could give ‘transgender’ men access to women’s restrooms

    05/21/2012 6:48:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    life news ^ | 5/21/2012 | Ben Johnson
    JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, May 21, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A proposed “civil rights” ordinance could open public restrooms and showers to transgender members of the opposite sex, its critics warn. The city council of Jacksonville, Florida, is considering passing an ordinance to outlaw “discrimination” on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, public accommodations, or housing. That means no employer, landlord, or owner of any facility open to the public may refuse to hire or rent their property to anyone who claims to be homosexual or transgender. The measure, supported by Councilman Warren Jones, also leaves employers vulnerable to...
  • Planned Parenthood Wishes You a “Happy Masturbation Month”…

    05/20/2012 10:23:28 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 73 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 5/20/12 | ZIP
    Masturbation has its own month?
  • Obama to Black Pastors: Choose You This Day Whom ye will Serve

    05/14/2012 9:09:58 PM PDT · by publius321 · 18 replies
    After making his "historic" remarks on same-sex unions last week, President Barack Obama led a conference call with black church pastors to explain his support for gay marriage, the New York Times reported that the call was held with "eight or so African-American ministers. "They were wrestling with their ability to get over his theological position," the Rev. Delman Coates, a Maryland pastor who was on the call, told the NY Times. The title of the article was "Obama calls pastors to explain gay marriage support; black churches ‘conflicted’ "Conflicted"? There really is no reason to be conflicted. They either...
  • White House spokesman grilled over Biden’s same-sex marriage comments

    05/07/2012 1:44:07 PM PDT · by South40 · 13 replies
    WaPo.com ^ | 5/7/2012 | Felicia Sonmez
    A day after Vice President Biden said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he is “absolutely comfortable” with gay couples having the same rights as heterosexual couples, the White House press secretary found himself furiously fighting back at suggestions that the president and vice president are out of step on same-sex marriage. More than 50 times, reporters pressed spokesman Jay Carney on President Obama’s position on gay marriage at Monday’s White House briefing. And each time, Carney’s answers elicited a new torrent of questions about the president’s views.
  • United Methodist Church affirms homosexuality ‘incompatible with Christian teaching’

    05/05/2012 3:26:01 PM PDT · by fwdude · 82 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 05/05/12 | Ben Johnson
    AMPA, FLORIDA, May 7, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Members of the nation’s largest mainline Protestant church voted to maintain the doctrine that homosexual actions were “incompatible with Christian teaching” on Thursday. The United Methodist Church voted down two proposals to water down its stance on homosexuality on Thursday. One proposal called homosexuals “people of sacred worth” and acknowledged differing viewpoints on the issue, while another said humans did not know enough about human sexuality to prefer one lifestyle over another.
  • Evangelist Graham takes out ad on marriage amendment (NC Amendment One)

    05/02/2012 7:08:35 PM PDT · by fwdude · 14 replies
    WXII12.com ^ | 05/02/12 | WXII12.com/AP
    WINSTON-SALEM - Billy Graham on Wednesday released a statement on the proposed marriage amendment in North Carolina. The 93-year-old Graham has a full-page advertisement scheduled to run in 14 state newspapers.
  • How same-sex “marriage” advocates use violence against traditional marriage supporters (Video)

    05/02/2012 7:26:54 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    TFP ^ | 5/2/2012 | TFP Staff
    In this newly released video, volunteers with the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) describe how they were violently assaulted by pro-homosexual "marriage" advocates while promoting traditional marriage on college campuses and in the public square. "That empty slogan about tolerance comes crashing down after you see how TFP volunteers were criminally assaulted by same-sex 'marriage' advocates," said TFP Student Action Director John Ritchie. "The video speaks for itself. They don't tolerate God's marriage. In fact, our volunteers have been bullied, pepper sprayed, hit with glass bottles, sprayed with pesticide, punched, and spit on for...
  • Jane Austen’s Advice: Choose the Right Man and Live Happily Ever After

    04/18/2012 6:59:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 257 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2012 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Culture Challenge of the Week:  Finding A Good Man Call it the lament of the young, single woman: there are no good men left. Or if there are, where are they? And how can a young woman pursue a healthy, marriage-minded relationship in a singles culture of casual sex and perpetual adolescence? In her new book, The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After (Regnery Publishing, 2012), Elizabeth Kantor provides some answers. She writes, “Of course it’s no secret that modern mating rituals have gone badly wrong.” And indeed they have: the number of cohabitating couples has doubled in the...
  • Miss Universe pageant will allow transgender women

    04/10/2012 9:49:57 AM PDT · by TSgt · 86 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 4/10/2012 | AP
    Transgender women will be allowed to participate in the Miss Universe beauty pageant next year, officials announced Tuesday, a week after they ruled a trail-blazing 23-year-old could vie for the crown this year. Pageant officials said they are working on the language of the official rule policy change but expected final word to come soon. Trials for next year's Miss Universe pageant begin this summer.
  • Will Politicians Defend Themselves From Attacks On Their Faith?

    04/09/2012 6:18:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 9, 2012 | DOUGLAS MACKINNON
    At what point in a nation where approximately 80% of the citizens identify themselves as "Christians" will Christian candidates defend themselves and their faith from the bigoted and deliberate smears of far-left journalists? The latest attack comes courtesy of Time magazine. During an interview with Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina, liberal editor Belinda Luscombe amazingly asks: "In New York City, which you're visiting for a couple of days, a lot of our taxi drivers are Sikhs. If you get one, are you going to give them a slightly bigger tip?" Are you kidding me? Did this far-left "journalist"...
  • Muslim Grave Desecration and Jihad

    04/09/2012 5:24:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 9, 2012 | Robert Spencer
    Video has recently surfaced of Muslims in Libya desecrating Australian war graves, just weeks after reports that Muslims there, in a rage over Qur’ans accidentally burned in Afghanistan, had also desecrated British graves. Such behavior may seem puzzling to those who believe the statements of Islamic supremacists in the West about how Islam tolerates and respects non-believers and non-Muslim religions; in fact, however, such behavior is fully in accord with standard Islamic theology regarding the nature of non-believing society, and the value of its cultural artifacts. The general Islamic term for the period of history before the advent of Islam,...
  • MTV's 'Savage' Schoolyard

    04/06/2012 1:40:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    MTV is now trying to lure young viewers with a saucy sex show in the "advice" category. They didn't reach for Dr. Drew or God forbid Dr. Ruth or an actual doctor of anything. They turned to filthy sex columnist and gay activist Dan Savage. The new show is called "Savage U," and it documents Savage touring college campuses to offer snarky/smutty advice to college students. This is MTV's libertine ideology pitched right at children, and Savage is blunt about how he'll be going around the parents. Savage explained to the Los Angeles Times that, "The idea is we're going...
  • Massachusetts School Removes “God” From Lee Greenwood Song “God Bless the USA”

    04/06/2012 1:23:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Fox ^ | 8/5/2012
    An elementary school in Massachusetts has told kids not to say the word “God” in the Lee Greenwood song “God Bless the USA” during a recent assembly. Instead, they wanted students to say, “We love the USA.” Many parents were not happy with this move, but some agreed that the principal did the right thing. The school decided that they would pull the song from the assembly all together instead of continuing a debate about it. Michael Graham, a conservative radio talk show host with WTKK in Massachusetts, joined Martha MacCallum on America’s Newsroom to discuss the matter. Graham disputes...
  • Transgender pageant hopeful wants rule change

    04/03/2012 4:39:32 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 70 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 3, 2012 | ROBERT JABLON
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A transgender woman who wants to be Miss Universe said Tuesday that a rule requiring contestants to be born as women should be dropped, whether or not she gets a chance to compete. "I do not want any other woman to suffer the discrimination that I have endured," said Jenna Talackova, who underwent a sex change four years ago.