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  • TMZ Freaks Out on Sarah Palin: 'Bitch,' 'Horrible Mom,' 'Dumb'

    07/24/2014 10:40:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 24 Jul 2014, 9:58 AM PDT | Pam Key
    Wednesday during TMZ's segment on former Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) getting a speeding ticket, they thought it would be entertaining television to, without provocation or explanation, have random staffers openly attack the Tea Party firebrand as a "bitch," "dumb," and a "horrible mom."
  • Study: Smoking While Pregnant May Lead To Gay Babies

    01/21/2014 3:01:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    Newsone ^ | Jan 21, 2014 | Ruth Manuel-Logan
    Smoking while pregnant has been shown to cause delayed growth, low birth weight, and premature delivery, but now an Amsterdam University professor is claiming that smoking and undergoing stress during pregnancy for a developing fetus can in fact impact the child’s sexual orientation, reports The Sunday Times. According to neuroscientist Dr. Dick Swaab, pre-birth exposure to nicotine can increase the chances of girls becoming lesbian or bisexual and drinking or drug taking can lower a child’s IQ. The researcher also surmised that a boy with several older brothers has a higher chance of being gay possibly because the development of...
  • Lockheed cuts ties with Boy Scouts

    12/19/2013 1:07:21 PM PST · by madprof98 · 123 replies
    Marietta (GA) Daily Journal ^ | 12/19/13 | Jon Gillooly
    The Lockheed Martin Corp. is cutting ties with the Boy Scouts of America because the group does not allow gay Scout leaders, officials told the MDJ on Wednesday. “While we applaud the mission of the Boy Scouts and the good things they do in our communities, their policies that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and religious affiliation conflict with Lockheed Martin policies,” said Lockheed spokesman Gordon Johndroe. The reference to “religious affiliation” has to do with the Boy Scouts’ ban on atheist members.
  • "I'm with Putin" anti-gay posters put up by the National Front (Italian right, translation)

    09/08/2013 5:24:19 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 7 replies
    "I'm with Putin." This is the manifesto signed by the National Front, with which the movement led by Adriano Tilgher underlines its full support to the Russian leader on three important topics: the "no" to military intervention in Syria, the homosexual propaganda and adoptions by of gay and "no" to the European Union, which does not consider a priority pipeline 'South Stream'. "Putin - supports Tilgher - has taken courageous positions against the gay lobby, which, by capillary action, tip almost to blame those who are not homosexual, and against the world's financial centers, they want the war in Syria....
  • San Antonio pastors oppose city’s proposed anti-discrimination law

    07/26/2013 2:31:02 AM PDT · by hattend · 21 replies
    KHOU TV ^ | July 25 2013 | KHOU
    The momentum is growing to protect gays, lesbians, transgendered and veterans in the city’s anti-discrimination laws. But some local pastors say those changes may end up violating the rights of the religious. “A religious view: either you have one or you don’t, it is still a religious view. And if I don’t attain to their view, then I’m out of the picture completely. It’s a stifling of free speech,” said Pastor Steve Branson of Village Parkway Baptist Church. Ever have a Paula Deen moment -- make an off-color joke or hold a religious belief? Branson says keep it to yourself...
  • How Will the Church Respond to the SCOTUS Rulings?

    07/11/2013 7:26:56 PM PDT · by rhema · 25 replies
    Engage Family Blog ^ | July 1, 2013 | Nathan Cherry
    [ . . . ] ". . . But I’m even more concerned for what this means for the church in America. Dr. Russell Moore made a statementthat bears repeating: In another sense, though, the marginalization of conjugal marriage in American culture has profound implications for our gospel witness. First of all, marriage isn’t incidental to gospel preaching. There’s a reason why persons don’t split apart like amoebas. We were all conceived in the union between a man and a woman. Beyond the natural reality, the gospel tells us there’s a cosmic mystery (Eph. 5:32). God designed the one-flesh union...
  • Model gay adoptive ‘fathers’ sexually abused 6-year-old for years: offered him to pedophile ring

    07/03/2013 3:24:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 69 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 3, 2013 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    Australian media covered the adoption of Adam by the gay men, describing the two men as happy, loving fathers. On July 14, 2010, when Adam was 5 years old, ABC Far North Queensland broadcast a story titled "Two dads are better than one" which stated Photo: GINGER GORMAN/ABC FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND SYDNEY, July 3, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Police in Australia have described as "depraved" the case of a six-year-old boy who was sexually abused by his adoptive homosexual "fathers" and other men who were part of an international child-porn syndicate known as the Boy Lovers network.  Authorities in Australia and...
  • Gay couple sexually abused adopted Russian boy for years

    07/01/2013 10:34:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 94 replies
    RT ^ | 7-1-2013
    An American pedophile has been convicted to 40 years in prison for years of sexual abuse of adopted Russian boy. His boyfriend from New Zealand who assisted in meticulously recording acts of sexual offence is going on trial at home. Two members of the pedophile porn exchange ring Boy Lovers network, Mark J. Newton, 42 and his long-term partner Peter Truong, 36, were busted in 2011 on suspicion that they were sexually molesting their son, born to Russian mother in 2005. A US judge in Indianapolis has imposed maximum sentence on American-born Mark J. Newton, 42, for sexual exploit of...
  • Lucky Charms Goes Gay

    07/01/2013 12:25:42 PM PDT · by YourAdHere · 106 replies
    Lucky Charms won’t just be at the end of the rainbow anymore. It’ll be right up in front, toeing the line for gay activists and their agenda. According to The Huffington Post, General Mills just announced that Lucky Charms – with little rainbow marshmallows – will be the face for a new gay pride campaign, called #LuckyToBe. “General Mills has come out in support of the gay community for Pride,” wrote HuffPo’s Christopher Rudolph, “and what better way to show their love than with the Lucky Charms marshmallow rainbow?” The new gay-agenda campaign “encourages people with Pride to tweet and...
  • During Pride month, Obama nominates a total of 5 gay men as ambassadors

    07/01/2013 1:42:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    SDGLN ^ | June 22, 2013
    <p>During LGBT Pride Month, President Barack Obama has now nominated five gay men to ambassador posts around the world.</p> <p>Late Friday, Obama nominated John Berry to be ambassador to Australia, and James “Wally” Brewster Jr. to be ambassador to the Dominican Republic.</p>
  • General Mills celebrates LGBT Pride with Lucky Charms-inspired campaign

    06/30/2013 1:31:07 PM PDT · by Salman · 79 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 28, 2013 | Victoria Taylor
    Lucky Charms is perhaps the perfect cereal to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Pride since it already includes a rainbow. General Mills and advertising agency McCann Always On saw their chance and used the colorful marshmallow as the face of their #LuckytoBe campaign, which asks people to use the hashtag to post pictures and tweets about what makes them, well, lucky. "We're celebrating Pride month with whimsical delight, magical charms, and two new rainbow marshmallows," the company said on the campaign website. "If you're lucky enough to be different, we're celebrating you."
  • Lady Gaga amends national anthem: ‘Land of the free, and the home for the gay’ (Welcome to Sodom)

    06/30/2013 2:06:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    <p>Lady Gaga sang the national anthem at Pier 26 to kick off New York City’s gay pride celebration Friday night, changing some of its words to fit the occasion, The Blaze first reported.</p>
  • Supreme Court rejects bid to halt same-sex marriages in California (rejects emergency request)

    06/30/2013 10:18:15 AM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 30, 2013 | Maura Dolan
    The Supreme Court rejected an emergency request to stop same-sex marriages in California, a lawyer for the gay couples who sued said Sunday. Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., one of the lawyers who challenged Proposition 8, said that he had just received word from the court Sunday morning that Justice Anthony M. Kennedy denied a request by ProtectMarriage, the sponsors of Proposition 8, to halt the marriages.
  • Justice Anthony Kennedy Shuts Down Prop 8 Supporters' Request to Stop Gay Weddings

    06/30/2013 12:20:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 89 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/30/2014 | Caroline Bankoff
    Well, that was quick. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday evening ordered that same-sex marriages begin again in California, and after less than a day of weddings, Prop 8 advocates filed an emergency motion to halt the unions, claiming that they still had time to ask the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to dismiss their challenge to a 2010 ruling that Prop 8 is unconstitutional. Kennedy, who is responsible for motions dealing with the Ninth Circuit, was swift in his response. The Associated Press reports that he "turned away the request on Sunday with no additional...
  • Justice Kennedy denies motion to halt gay marriage in California

    06/30/2013 12:43:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 30, 2013 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Sunday denied a request from Proposition 8 supporters to halt the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in California. Dozens of same-sex weddings have taken place in the state since Friday, following the Supreme Court’s decision on Wednesday to overturn Proposition 8 — which had banned gay marriage. More same-sex marriages are expected take place on Sunday in accordance with the Pride parade and a VIP reception for newly-married couples in San Francisco. Prop. 8 supporters said the Friday start-date of same-sex unions came three weeks too soon since they still have 25 days to...
  • SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN FEDERAL PROVISION DENYING BENEFITS TO LEGALLY MARRIED SAME-SEX COUPLES

    06/26/2013 7:12:46 AM PDT · by The Sons of Liberty · 412 replies
  • ‘Straight’ Men Should Be Banned From Driving, Says WH Petition

    06/18/2013 3:39:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 54 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 6/18/2013 | Penny Starr
    Men who are easily distracted by “the mere sight of a woman's thigh” should be banned from driving, says a petition posted on the White House website.The petition, entitled “Prohibit Straight Men From Driving,’ was posted on May 26 by someone in Illinois and has more than 12,000 signatures to date. It needs 100,000 signatures by June 25 to merit a response from the White House.“In many public schools, there are dress codes that prohibit students from wearing tank-tops, tube tops, and shorts that are deemed ‘too short,’ as these could distract male students,” the petition reads. “If men can...
  • Network Axes Fall Hard on Gay Characters

    05/12/2013 4:20:13 AM PDT · by central_va · 80 replies
    movies.yahoo.com ^ | 5/12/13 | 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. After a 2012-13 season that featured a record number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters on TV, this past week's wave of cancellations may drastically alter those statistics. Gone are shows that featured prominent gay story lines including NBC's The New Normal and CBS' Partners. Both were semi-autobiographical series about the lives of its nearly all openly gay creators -- Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler on the former, David Kohan (who's not) and Max Mutchnik for the latter...
  • Florio: NFL Teams Want To Know If Manti Te’o Is Gay ( Buyer's remorse is Expensive)

    02/26/2013 8:21:53 AM PST · by STD · 39 replies
    CBS (a Cesspool Bioviation System) ^ | February 25, 2013 | Florio
    <p>After the fake girlfriend hoax exploded in January, Katie Couric asked Te’o if he was gay and the former Notre Dame linebacker nervously responded: ”No, far from it, far from it.”</p> <p>But according to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, NFL teams are still wondering if Te’o is indeed gay and they want to know the answer.</p>
  • CIA Makes History: Please Apply Here If You Are a Member of the LGBT Community

    12/05/2012 8:45:39 AM PST · by chessplayer · 35 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – For the first time in its history, the Central Intelligence Agency is actively seeking recruits from a new demographic – the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community.
  • CREWS: Homosexuals in the military demand special privileges

    09/25/2012 10:04:09 PM PDT · by brityank · 140 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, September 25, 2012 | Col. Ron Crews
    CREWS: Homosexuals in the military demand special privileges Toleration doesn’t cut both waysThe American armed forces exist to defend our nation, not to conduct social science lab experiments in which our troops serve as human subjects. Try telling that to this administration. The first anniversary of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Sept. 20, has come and gone. Now, there is mounting evidence that proves our warnings were not idle chatter. The threat to freedom posed by this radical sexual experiment on our military is real: It is grave and it is growing. Activists inside and outside our...
  • Homosexual Activist Lays Out Obama’s Extensive Pro-’Gay’ Record; AFTAH Responds

    09/15/2012 8:56:02 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 10 replies
    Americans for Truth About Homosexuality ^ | Sep 15 2012 | Peter LeBarbara
    The following is a list of the Obama administration’s “accomplishments” in support of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) political/cultural agenda, as compiled by homosexual activist and Obama ally Andrew Tobias. This list appeared in the pro-“gay” “Equality Giving” website. President Obama is easily the most pro-homosexual, pro-transsexual president in our nation’s history (hence the Newsweek cover) – far eclipsing the sizable pro-“gay” record of the last Democrat to hold the office, Bill Clinton. Due to the sheer volume of Obama’s homosexualist “achievements,” this sympathetic compilation is not comprehensive. Since AFTAH is not partisan and cannot endorse candidates, we will...
  • Chick-fil-A Cops Called at Kiss-In Event

    08/03/2012 12:21:43 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 36 replies
    TMZ ^ | August 3, 2012 | Staff
    Drama at the Chick-fil-A same sex "Kiss-In" event in Hollywood ... TMZ has learned the chicken joint called police today claiming the MEDIA was harassing its employees. Law enforcement sources tell us ... the Chick-fil-A staff wasn't bothered by the pro-gay marriage event taking place inside the restaurant, but felt the media was being too aggressive in trying to get commentary from Chick-fil-A employees. Cops responded to the scene, but by the time officers arrived ... both sides had already reached some sort of truce. In other words, they kissed and made up.
  • Olympics: Torch bearer kisses his boyfriend as spectators cheer

    07/27/2012 10:52:35 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 180 replies
    LGBTQNation ^ | July 27 2012 | Ken Williams
    LONDON – A gay man carrying the Olympic torch today on the streets of London was cheered by spectators when he kissed his boyfriend during his stretch of carrying the device that will light the giant Olympic Flame tonight during the opening ceremony that will be telecast by NBC in the U.S. on a tape-delay basis. Chris Basiurski, who chairs Gay Football Supporters Network in Great Britain, was one of thousands of Britons who were chosen to carry the Olympic torch over the past 70 days as part of the Olympic Torch relay that leads up to the lighting ceremony....
  • With repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ couple says 'I do' in first gay union on U.S. military base

    07/19/2012 2:22:18 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 19, 2012 | Erik Ortiz
    Tech. Sgt. Erwynn Umali, 34, and civilian Will Behrens, 35, held their wedding at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in N.J. in June When Tech. Sgt. Erwynn Umali and civilian Will Behrens wanted to seal their commitment in a civil union in New Jersey, they chose a venue that nine months ago would have been unthinkable: a military base. The grooms said their vows on June 23 before 150 guests at the chapel at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst — the first time a civil union or gay wedding has been held in such a facility in the United States. While the...
  • Local Military Personnel Get OK to Show Gay Pride (BARF)

    06/22/2012 9:14:15 AM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    CBS2 (Chicago) ^ | June 22, 2012 | Steve Grzanich
    But now, thanks to the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, gay and lesbian soldiers and sailors have been told by top brass that it is OK to be out and proud. “As we recognize Pride Month, I want to personally thank all of our gay and lesbian service members,” said Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in a videotaped message released last week. “You can be proud of serving your country and be proud of who you are when in uniform.” In addition to the video, the Pentagon will host a Pride Month event on June 26 with a keynote speaker...
  • Obama Orders Military 'Gay Pride' Celebrations;CinC Using Armed Forces for Political Fodder

    06/21/2012 9:13:01 AM PDT · by rhema · 39 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | June 21, 2012 | Mark Alexander
    "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indespensible supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism who should labor to subvert these great Pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere Politician, equally with the pious man ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. ... [L]et us with caution indulge the opposition, that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of...
  • Pentagon plans to hold Gay Pride month event

    06/14/2012 4:47:02 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 158 replies
    Pentagon plans to hold Gay Pride month event By Jeremy Herb - 06/14/12 05:17 PM ET The Pentagon is planning to hold an event celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride month. The move comes less than a year after the Defense Department’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy toward gay and lesbian service members was repealed. Pentagon spokeswoman Eileen Lainez said the Pentagon is planning its first event for LGBT Pride month, which will be held later in June. Details about the event had yet to be finalized, she said. The event for Pentagon employees comes after the “Don’t...
  • Gay students graduate openly at military academies (barf)

    05/27/2012 5:39:34 PM PDT · by kevcol · 44 replies
    seeBS News ^ | May 27, 2012 | Michael Hill
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gay students at America's military service academies are wrapping up the first year when they no longer had to hide their sexual orientation, benefiting from the end of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that used to bar them from seemingly ordinary activities like taking their partners openly to graduation events. For the first time, gay students at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis were able to take a same-sex date to the academy's Ring Dance for third-year midshipmen. The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., officially recognized a club for gay students this month....
  • Spain’s new government to eliminate homosexualist indoctrination course

    02/02/2012 4:48:16 AM PST · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    Life Side News ^ | 2/1/2012 | Matthew Cullinan
    February 1, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Spain’s new government, swept into power in November after seven years of socialist rule, has announced the elimination of a controversial program to indoctrinate students with homosexualist and socialist ideology. The government’s new Minister of Education, Culture, and Sports, Jose Ignacio Wert, says frankly that the civics course, which was imposed on all public and private schools, “became a course that was charged with indoctrination.” “Education for Citizenship has been accompanied, since its birth, by controversy and created a serious division in society and in the educational world because it went beyond what should belong...
  • President Obama Supports Legislation to Repeal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

    07/19/2011 1:08:18 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 123 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/19/2011 | Jake Tapper
    Tomorrow the Senate will hold the first hearing on The Respect for Marriage Act, which repeals the Defense of Marriage Act, thus granting to all lawfully married couples—including same-sex couples—to receive federal marriage benefits and protections if they are joined by a valid marriage in a state where such marriages are legal. “The president has long called for a legislative repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which continues to have a real impact on the lives of real people --our families, friends and neighbors,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said at today’s press briefing. “He is proud...
  • The Culture War Ain't What It Used to Be. (the Left has won, and are rightfully celebrating)

    12/20/2010 3:10:19 PM PST · by roses of sharon · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Jonathan Bernstein makes an excellent point about the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell: [T]his issue will now promptly go away, entirely. Oh, we'll have a bit of reporting on implementation, but seriously: does anyone think that Republicans are going to run in 2012 on re-instating DADT? Or, even less plausibly, on re-instating the ban that DADT replaced? Forget it. It's possible to believe that a DADT vote could be used in a GOP primary down the road, but it's utterly implausible to believe that the policy would ever be revived, no matter what happens in the 2012 (or any...
  • Burr, Ensign Back DADT Repeal

    12/18/2010 9:27:04 PM PST · by onyx · 91 replies · 1+ views
    NRO - The Corner ^ | December 18, 2010 5:22 P.M. | By Robert Costa & Andrew Stiles
    In a surprising move, after voting against cloture earlier in the day, Sen. Richard Burr (R., N.C.) and Sen. John Ensign (R., Nev.) both voted to repeal the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on homosexuality. The measure passed by a 65–31 margin this afternoon. Other Republicans voting in favor of repeal: Sen. Mark Kirk (Ill.), Sen. Scott Brown (Mass.), Sen. George Voinovich (Ohio), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and the Maine ladies, Sen. Olympia Snowe and Sen. Susan Collins. Burr said it was not a difficult vote to cast, despite his state’s being home to Camp Lejeune, the largest...
  • DREAM Act supporters cry in Senate Gallery

    12/18/2010 9:56:30 AM PST · by speciallybland · 101 replies · 2+ views
    RollCall ^ | 12/18/2010
    DREAM Act supporters cry, pray and chant after watching the act's defeat from the Senate gallery on Saturday.
  • Don't Ask, Don't Tell - Repeal Loses Appeal Among Troops

    12/01/2010 4:34:00 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 1 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | Dec 1, 2010 | FRC.com
    Don't Ask. That's more than the name of the policy on homosexuals in the military, it's the unofficial motto of the report surrounding it. When the Defense Department trots out its questionable analysis of the 1993 compromise, it will include a lot of statistics. But our soldiers' opinions of repeal will not be one of them. That's because the Pentagon, despite media spin to the contrary, never asked. "How... are you going to assess the effect on morale and battle effectiveness and retention unless you consult and find out what the view of the troops is?" said a frustrated Sen....
  • The Prop 8 Case Charade

    08/13/2010 10:22:12 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | Aug 13, 2010 | Mario Diaz
    If you’d like to know what hours of fingernail scraping on a chalkboard feels like, simple give the recent California marriage decision a close read. It’s so blatantly biased as to border on comical. And because it is so over-the-top, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will find it hard to uphold it without employing some creative legal gymnastics to minimize the damage created. The man responsible for the opinion is United States District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker, whose conduct at trial and tone in the opinion resembles Perez Hilton at the Miss America pageant. Who can forget Hilton...
  • More Males Filing Sexual Harassment in Workplace Claims

    03/05/2010 8:39:23 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 76 replies · 1,725+ views
    Insurance Journal ^ | March 5, 2010 | Sam Hananel
    More Males Filing Sexual Harassment in Workplace Claims By Sam Hananel March 5, 2010 John Pilkington's boss wouldn't take no for an answer.During more than two years as a food runner at an upscale steakhouse in Scottsdale, Arizona, Pilkington says his male supervisor groped, fondled and otherwise sexually harassed him more than a dozen times."It was very embarrassing,'' Pilkington said. "I felt like I had to do something because the situation was just so bad.'' Now Pilkington, a married father of two, is the star witness in a U.S. federal lawsuit against Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar and one...
  • Prop. 8 Trial Wraps Up, Leaving Some Christians Wondering if Their Votes Counted

    02/06/2010 3:07:30 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies · 952+ views
    NC Register ^ | February 6, 2010 | Sue ELLIN BROWDER
    HOPE NOT HATE. A Prop 8 supporter wears a "Yes on 8" T-shirt as he arrives at a football stadium in San Diego, California November 1, 2008. Thousands of people gathered to pray for the passage of Proposition 8. SAN FRANCISCO — Should the pro-marriage votes of Catholics, Baptists and other people of faith in California be disregarded as irrational, “discriminatory” and unconstitutional? That’s the extraordinary question being asked in a federal lawsuit argued on behalf of two same-sex couples to overturn Proposition 8, the 2008 measure passed by 52% of California voters to define marriage as the union of...
  • Appeals Court Denies Gay Marriage Supporters' Bid For Prop. 8 Communications

    12/11/2009 11:07:00 PM PST · by Steelfish · 7 replies · 614+ views
    LATimes ^ | December 11th 2009
    Appeals Court Denies Gay Marriage Supporters' Bid For Prop. 8 Communications December 11, 2009 A federal appeals court panel today denied gay marriage supporters' demands to see internal campaign communications among Proposition 8 supporters, ruling that to do so would violate the 1st Amendment's guarantee of freedom of association. Lawyers for two gay couples challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the voter initiative in California that banned same-sex marriage after a five-month period last year when it was legal, had sought disclosure of e-mails and other communications to show that backers of the ballot measure had tried to create "discriminatory...
  • Idea of public sex tents is way out of line

    12/02/2009 6:02:47 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 23 replies · 1,559+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 2, 2009
    Public sex tents? Now there's an idea that should have been shot down the second it was announced from the mouth of a member of the "leather community" in response to complaints about public sex at Folsom Street Fair and its smaller sibling fair, Up Your Alley.
  • Ma. man fired from job over Christian belief in traditional marriage

    11/02/2009 5:17:21 AM PST · by massmike · 77 replies · 3,201+ views
    massresistance.org ^ | 11/02/2009 | n/a
    A Massachusetts man was fired from a national retail corporation because of his traditional beliefs on same-sex marriage. Peter Vadala was formally dismissed from his job as second deputy manager of the Brookstone store at Boston’s Logan Airport on August 12, 2009, after a supervisor reported him to Human Resources regarding an incident two days earlier.
  • Barack Obama admits he still smokes

    06/25/2009 9:24:41 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 986+ views
    President Barack Obama has admitted he has not completely given up smoking. BY PAUL THOMPSON Despite signing the toughest anti-tobacco bill in over 25 years, he confirmed that he still lights up – but never in front of daughters Malia and Sasha. "There are times where I mess up," Mr Obama said at a White House news conference. "As a former smoker I constantly struggle with it. Have I fallen off the wagon sometimes? Yes. Am I a daily smoker, a constant smoker? No. I don't do it in front of my kids. I don't do it in front of...
  • Fags and Drinks 'Can Cause Bowel Cancer'

    06/02/2009 6:55:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 1,088+ views
    Here's another reason to quit fags - people who smoke and down more than seven drinks every week are vulnerable to bowel cancer, says a new study. An international team, led by the George Institute for International Health in Australia, has found that smokers who consume over seven drinks a week have nearly 60 per cent more risk of developing bowel cancer, compared with non-drinkers. Obesity and diabetes are also associated with a 20 per cent greater risk of developing bowel cancer which kills more than half a million people worldwide, the study has revealed. Lead researcher Rachel Huxley said:...
  • Boston - Outdoor bistros say stringent smoking rules will kill biz

    06/02/2009 11:35:55 AM PDT · by swarthyguy · 132 replies · 2,421+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | June 2 2009 | Richard Weir
    Hub bar and restaurant owners are burning up over the city’s sudden crackdown on puffing patrons on rooftop decks or in sidewalk cafes as part of the city’s tough new workplace smoking rules. “We used to have a patio full of people, smokers and others who don’t smoke but are socializing with them,” said George Lewis, owner of The Foundation Lounge at the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square. “Now it’s empty.” Lewis is among a group of tavern owners considering challenging the new smoking restriction in court. They fear the ban, coupled with an increased meals tax, will scare away...
  • Pupils Aged 11 To Learn About Gay Sex [Worse Than Soviet Indoctrination?]

    04/27/2009 10:40:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies · 764+ views
    London Times ^ | April 28, 2009
    April 28, 2009 Pupils aged 11 to learn about gay sex Campaigners say the sex education review for children needs to go farther Alexandra Frean, Education Editor Compulsory sex and relationships lessons for 11-year-old children are to include classroom discussions on gay unions and civil partnerships. Secondary pupils will learn about contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), while primary school children will learn about their bodies and friendships, a review of sex education has concluded. The review was ordered in October after ministers announced that sex and relationships education (SRE) lessons should be made compulsory to help primary and secondary...
  • Sparrow carries lit cigarette to its nest... and burns down a shop in a Ł250,000 blaze

    04/22/2009 2:14:37 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 26 replies · 625+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 22nd April 2009 | David Wilkes
    When the village store was gutted in a mystery fire, its owner Paul Sheriff was understandably less than chirpy. After all, his livelihood had gone up in flames as the blaze caused Ł250,000 worth of damage. But his shock turned to amazement when, after weeks of extensive investigations, his insurance company finally traced the cause of the fire - to a sparrow with rather an unusual taste in nest-building, not to mention a laissez-faire attitude to the perils of smoking. The bird had been taking advantage of all that the immediate surroundings of Crescent Stores in Leasingham, near Sleaford, Lincolnshire,...
  • Do you have a light?” Smoking keeps tight grip on LGBT community

    01/18/2009 5:47:56 PM PST · by kewlhandluke2 · 23 replies · 3,620+ views
    nortwestern ^ | 1/15/09 | Meg Martin
    “The Illinois Tobacco Quitline is just busting at the seams this month,” said Sherrill Keefe, director of American Lung Association of Illinois-Greater Chicago. “People say, ‘This is the year I’m going to quit smoking.’” But members of the LGBT (lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender) community are 35 to 200 percent more likely to be smokers than the general public, according to the National LGBT Tobacco Control Network based in Boston. Karyn Haney, a lesbian who quit smoking three years ago this January, is the project coordinator for Chicago's Howard Brown Health Center’s “It’s a Bitch to Quit” smoking cessation program. The center launched its...
  • Louisiana forced to recognize same-sex adoption...

    01/06/2009 9:00:14 AM PST · by TaraP · 15 replies · 898+ views
    One News ^ | Jan 6th, 2009
    Two California homosexuals have won a federal lawsuit, allowing both their names to be on their adopted son's Louisiana birth certificate. According to Chron.com, the state of Louisiana initially refused the request because homosexual adoption and same-sex "marriage" are illegal in that state. Oren Adar and Mickey Ray Smith then filed a lawsuit, which stated that leaving their names off the birth certificate "singles out unmarried same-sex couples and their adoptive children for the improper use of making them unequal to every one else." Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel and dean of Liberty University's law school, comments. "What, essentially,...
  • {AG Jerry "Moonbeam" } Brown first in decades to go against voters

    12/24/2008 7:48:35 AM PST · by SmithL · 14 replies · 890+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/24/8 | Bob Egelko
    Attorney General Jerry Brown's legal challenge to California's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage marks the first time that the state's top lawyer has refused to defend a newly enacted ballot measure since 1964 - another epic discrimination case that eventually reached the U.S. Supreme Court. In November 1964, an overwhelming 65 percent majority of the state's voters approved Proposition 14, a constitutional amendment that overturned a fair-housing law and allowed racial discrimination in property sales and rentals.Attorney General Thomas Lynch - newly appointed to succeed Stanley Mosk, a Prop. 14 opponent who had just been named to the state Supreme...
  • Prop 8 Protests Against Mormons, Other Churches Gets Ugly (Gay Activists At A Mass Call Jesus A Homo

    11/14/2008 7:25:12 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 255 replies · 4,681+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 11/12/2008 | Joe Murray
    Although a week has passed since California voters overturned that state's Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage, the state has felt numerous aftershocks as gay rights activists have mounted large-scale protests directed at supporters of Prop 8, specifically the Mormon church. ... Demonstrations outside Mormon temples were reported over the weekend throughout California and more are anticipated nationwide. The Mormon church, however, is not the only Prop 8 supporter coming under criticism for its role in the controversial election, as Catholics and Evangelical churches have seen protests, as well. An estimated 10,000 gay-rights protesters gathered in San Diego, Calif. outside...