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  • The Mormon Church’s Gay Rights Charade

    01/28/2015 8:14:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 28, 2015 | Samantha Allen
    Here’s a simple algebra equation to describe what it’s like to grow up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Take the year, subtract 20, and that’s the year it really is inside the Mormon gerontocracy. When I was a child, I was told that black people couldn’t hold leadership positions until 1978 because it “just wasn’t their time yet.” To explain their opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment, my parents cited some paranoid logic about unisex bathrooms. I had left my family’s faith by the time church members were supporting California’s Proposition 8 to the tune of...
  • Pope Trannie Is Satan's Tool

    01/27/2015 1:34:47 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 84 replies
    Mundabor's Blog ^ | 270115 | Mundabor
    There is a reason why I keep calling the Bishop of Rome TMAHICH, The Most Astonishing Hypocrite In Church History. The reason is that the double-tongued falseness of this man simply defies imagination. We see evidence of this all the time. “Rabbitgate” is just a few days old, and it now turns out Francis has reached a new depth in his constant encouragement and promotion of sexual perversion. The events unfolded as follows: 1) A Trannie writes to the Pope and complains about his “discrimination” because hey, his fellow Catholics and (the horror!) his own priest just do not want...
  • Obama Says Homosexuality Is A ‘Lifestyle Choice’

    01/27/2015 10:28:06 AM PST · by tonyome · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/23/2015 | NEIL MUNRO
    "President Barack Obama’s gay allies are ignoring his endorsement of the long-standing claim that sexual orientation is a matter of choice."
  • Excavation of Sodom: Homosexual Adoption and the breaking of the Everlasting Covenant [Isaiah 24]

    01/26/2015 9:19:39 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    Wrestlers of Faith ^ | 1/26/2015 | Jan Sobieski
    As I write this article, the ancient city of Sodom is being excavated on the northeast tip of the Dead Sea in Jordan. The Site is called the Tell el-Hammam Excavation Project, led by Dr. Steven Collins of Trinity Southwest University, College of Archaeology. Dr Steven Collins presents the results of his excavation of Sodom (Tell El Hammam) The excavation project has uncovered evidence of an advanced society with Greek architecture, art, and an advanced economy. There is also evidence of a cataclysmic event, similar to a nuclear type explosion, that leveled the city at one point in its history....
  • Sorry, social conservatives: A Supreme Court defense of gay marriage won't be the next Roe v. Wade

    01/26/2015 7:28:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    The Week ^ | January 26, 2015 | Damon Linker
    The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. Every year in the week surrounding the Jan. 22 anniversary of Roe v. Wade, abortion foes organize marches and rallies to proclaim their opposition to the decision, which in 1973 declared the procedure a constitutional right. The Supreme Court guaranteed that the rhetoric surrounding the anniversary would be especially heated this year when on the Friday of the previous week it granted cert in four cases that could produce a majority opinion declaring a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. Right on cue, social conservatives responded by linking any such declaration to Roe and...
  • History’s First Rainbow Political Execution

    01/25/2015 11:00:13 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 8 replies
    If MSNBC Says Something Alone in the Forest, Is It Still Stupid? ^ | c. 430 – 354 BC | Ξενοφῶν (Xenophon)
    Socrates Â… took occasion of the presence of a whole company and of Euthydemus to remark that Critias appeared to be suffering from a swinish affection, or else why this desire to rub himself against Euthydemus like a herd of piglings scraping against stones. The hatred of Critias to Socrates doubtless dates from this incident. He treasured it up against him, and afterwards, when he was one of the Thirty [Tyrants] Â… he framed the law against teaching the art of words merely from a desire to vilify Socrates. He was at a loss to know how else to...
  • Where’s The Outrage? President Obama Calls Being Gay ‘A Lifestyle Choice’

    01/24/2015 4:07:54 PM PST · by lbryce · 39 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | January 22, 2015 | Staff
    President Obama: “I will tell you peoples’ hearts have opened up on this issue, I think people know that treating folks unfairly, even if you disagree with their lifestyle choice, the fact of the matter is they’re not bothering you. Let them live their lives and under the law they should be treated equally." You Tube Interview With President GayLove
  • Obama says hopes Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage

    01/22/2015 4:19:15 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 22, 2015 | by Jeff Mason
    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday he hoped the Supreme Court would issue a ruling that would prevent states from banning gay marriage when it rules on the issue later this year. "I'm hopeful the Supreme Court comes to the right decision," Obama said during an interview on YouTube.
  • Synod to study gays, 'sensitive' Church topics

    01/22/2015 9:58:42 AM PST · by aimhigh · 4 replies
    Gazzetta del Sud ^ | 01/22/2015 | Gazzetta del Sud
    Catholic bishops preparing for the next synod on the family in October will be studying the "most sensitive issues" raised at the last meeting in October 2014, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, synod secretary general, said Thursday. Those include the Church's stance on gays, communion for divorced and remarried Catholics, and cohabitation outside marriage. Divisions within the clergy on these issues came to the fore at last year's meeting, when a final document showed openings that appeared in a half-way working document had largely been reversed. Vote counts published by the Vatican showed that three controversial articles, including the final version of...
  • Islamic State Throws Men Off Building for ‘Being Gay’

    01/20/2015 8:26:50 AM PST · by lbryce · 52 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 18, 2015 | Staff
    A man accused of homosexuality is led to the edge of a tall building by Islamic State fighters before being hurled down to his death (screen capture) An Islamic State fighter reads the charges against two alleged thieves as they are seen crucified in the background (screen capture) A woman in a niqab is led by Islamic State members to her stoning after being found guilty of infidelity (screen capture) Islamic State has published disturbing pictures of what it says are the executions of two homosexual men in Iraq — shown being thrown off a high-rise rooftop to their deaths....
  • Billy Crystal Has Had Enough of Gay Storylines: "Ah that’s too much for me.”

    01/20/2015 7:41:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/20/2015 | The Tatler
    Billy Crystal Has Had Enough of Gay Storylines Billy Crystal, comedian and one of the first actors to portray a gay character on TV, has had enough of the gay storylines on television.Speaking to an audience at the Television Critics Association press tour, Crystal said: “Sometimes I think, ‘Ah that’s too much for me.’”The comedian played Jodie on Soap from 1977-1981. “It was very difficult at the time,” said Crystal. “Jodie was really the first recurring [gay] character on network television and it was a different time, it was 1977. So, yeah, it was awkward. It was tough.” He spoke...
  • 'Keep Your Religion in the Closet' Says NYT Editorialist

    01/19/2015 3:22:21 PM PST · by xzins · 52 replies
    CharismaNews ^ | 1/19/2015 | Michael Brown
    "I support the right of people to believe what they do and say what they wish—in their pews, homes and hearts." So says an influential New York Times journalist. In other words, "Keep your religion in the closet." In his Jan. 10 Times editorial, "Your God and My Dignity: Religious Liberty, Bigotry, and Gays," Frank Bruni writes, "I've been called many unpleasant things in my life, and I've deserved no small number of them. But I chafe at this latest label: A threat to your religious liberty." He finds it "absurd" that the simple act of two men or two...
  • Why the Supreme Court is Set to Make History on Gay Marriage

    01/18/2015 6:48:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Time ^ | January 16, 2015 | David Von Drehle
    The fight for same-sex marriage rights in the United States has reached its final round. On Friday, the Supreme Court announced that it will hear arguments on whether state laws that ban these unions violate the constitution. More Meet the Plaintiffs in the Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Case Here’s What 5 Supreme Court Justices Have Said About Gay Marriage Charlie Hebdo Editor: Religion Should Stay Out of Politics NBC News Record-Setting Six Million Brave Downpour to Greet Pope NBC News Nabbed! Kentucky's Teen Fugitives Arrested in Florida NBC News There’s not much question which way the decision will go: same-sex...
  • Incest: The next frontier in 'reproductive freedom'

    01/17/2015 11:25:31 AM PST · by jimluke01 · 38 replies
    WND ^ | Matt Barber
    Like a plastic Piggly Wiggly bag fluttering about in the alley, those untethered from God’s natural law are violently tossed to and fro by the gusting winds of moral relativism. Jenny Kutner is one such Piggly Wiggly bag. A 20-something assistant editor at Salon.com, she describes herself as “focusing on sex, gender and feminism.” By “focusing on sex, gender and feminism,” and as you will soon see, this young “progressive” means to say that she spends her days rationalizing each and every conceivable form of sexual deviancy, as well as trying to otherwise deconstruct that which she and her fellow...
  • How Evangelicals Are Changing Their Minds on Gay Marriage

    01/17/2015 6:03:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 93 replies
    Time ^ | January 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Dias
    If evangelical Christianity is famous for anything in contemporary American politics, it is for its complete opposition to gay marriage. Now, slowly yet undeniably, evangelicals are changing their minds. Every day, evangelical communities across the country are arriving at new crossroads over marriage. My magazine story for TIME this week, “A Change of Heart,” is a deep dive into the changing allegiances and divides in evangelical churches and communities over homosexuality. In public, so many churches and pastors are afraid to talk about the generational and societal shifts happening. But behind the scenes, it’s a whole different game. Support for...
  • Michael Sam, first openly gay NFL player, engaged to boyfriend: report

    01/09/2015 3:33:40 AM PST · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 8, 2015
    Michael Sam is officially off the market. Sam, the first openly gay NFL player, is engaged to his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano, according to a TMZ report.
  • Jeb Bush: Republicans Must Respect “Rule of Law” on Gay Marriage

    01/06/2015 12:18:02 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 91 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 1/06/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    I’m glad there’s a moderate Democrat finally running for president. I just wish he were running on the Democratic ticket. Jeb Bush, a likely Republican presidential candidate, called for “respect” of same-sex marriages on Monday as his home state of Florida began allowing gays to wed following a court ruling. Bush, a former governor of Florida, said in a statement that even those like him who oppose same-sex marriage must “respect the rule of law” now that the state’s ban on gay marriages has been ruled unconstitutional. Do you know what else is the law of the land? ObamaCare. So...
  • Jeb Bush calls for ‘respect’ of same-sex marriages

    01/06/2015 5:54:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 100 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2014 | Philip Rucker
    Jeb Bush, a likely Republican presidential candidate, called for "respect" of same-sex marriages on Monday as his home state of Florida began allowing gays to wed following a court ruling. Bush, a former governor of Florida, said in a statement that even those like him who oppose same-sex marriage must "respect the rule of law" now that the state's ban on gay marriages has been ruled unconstitutional. By acknowledging legalized gay marriage in Florida -- though stopping short of outright supporting it -- Bush has struck a more conciliatory tone than many of the other Republicans eyeing presidential runs in...
  • Youngest Woman Elected to Congress Seeks Middle Ground

    Elise Stefanik, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, has never held elected office, but her résumé looks more like that of a Beltway insider than a political newcomer. By the time she won her seat representing a swath of upstate New York in the November election, she had served as a domestic policy aide for former President George W. Bush , a policy director for former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty ’s 2012 presidential campaign and head of debate preparation for vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan . Yet while her rise in the Republican Party has been swift, Ms. Stefanik,...
  • Controversial Taco Bell Commercial Two Men Getting Married - Gay Marriage

    12/27/2014 10:10:59 AM PST · by Baynative · 133 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12/26/14 | Dan Heder
    I'll let the commercial speak for itself.
  • Ex-Obama 'body man' writes book (Reggie Love)

    12/05/2014 8:29:24 PM PST · by PROCON · 64 replies
    politico ^ | Dec. 5, 2014 | Lucy McCalmont
    Former ‘body man’ Reggie Love will be penning a book on his experience working alongside President Barack Obama. “Power Forward: My Presidential Education,” will be released Feb. 3 by Simon & Schuster and will follow Love’s five years working for Obama, including his time as the president’s personal aide. It is described by the publisher as “a professional coming of age story like no other.”Expect plenty of basketball talk too, as Love, who began working for then-Sen. Obama in 2006 and left the White House in 2011, will also draw on his time under Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, where...
  • Gay Imam Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed: "Allah Does Not Speak against Homosexuality in the Quran"

    12/23/2014 4:57:23 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 20 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | Dec 17, 2014 | Deutsche Welle TV Arabia (Germany)
    In a TV interview, Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed, the imam of a gay-friendly mosque in Paris, said: "I believe that it was Allah who created homosexuals... Allah does not speak against homosexuality in the Quran." The Algerian-born Zahed founded the gay-friendly mosque and an association for gay and lesbian Muslims in France. Following are excerpts from the interview, aired on Deutsche-Welle TV Arabia on December 17, 2014: Interviewer: Let me take you back to the moment when you told your parents that you were homosexual. How did they respond? Ludvic-Mohamed Zahed: They did not believe me – especially my mother, who said:...
  • Catholic University Training: Report Criticism of Gay Marriage as Harassment (Marquette)

    12/10/2014 1:47:37 PM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 10, 2014 | Katherine Timpf
    An anti-harassment training at a Catholic university in Wisconsin encouraged employees to report anyone they hear criticizing gay marriage to the school’s human-resources department. A presentation at the Marquette University training featured a story about a fictional wheelchair-bound employee, “Harassed Hans,” who had been overhearing his co-workers Becky and Maria talk about “their opposition to same-sex marriage all week,” according to an article in the National Catholic Register.
  • Gay NFL player Michael Sam kisses boyfriend as he wins GQ Man of the Year award

    12/05/2014 7:42:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 56 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 5, 2014 | Steve Hopkins
    The NFL's first openly gay player, Michael Sam, has been named Man of the Year by men's magazine GQ, and celebrated the accolade by planting a kiss on his partner Vito Cammisano. Sam, who was drafted into the St Louis Rams earlier this year, took home the award at a ceremony at West Hollywood's Chateau Marmont last night. Other stars in contention for the prize were Chris Pratt, Steve Carell, Dave Chappelle, Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley.
  • Michael Sam: I'm Not in the NFL Because I'm Gay

    12/03/2014 11:09:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 83 replies
    TMZ Sports ^ | December 3, 2104 | Staff
    Michael Sam believes he's not on a NFL roster because of the fact he's openly gay -- telling TMZ Sports he strongly believes he's got the talent to play in the league. Sam was at LAX this morning when he was asked if he thinks NFL teams are shying away from him because of his sexual orientation ... or if it has to do with the level of talent he faced after college. "I think I was the SEC Defensive Player of the Year last year ... so I don't think it had to do with talent."
  • EU Court Bans Sexuality Tests for Gay Asylum Seekers

    12/02/2014 12:31:22 PM PST · by CreviceTool · 4 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 2, 2014 | Amelia Smith
    Today the court ruled that the credibility of an asylum claim on the basis of homosexuality could not be rejected just because the person in question refuses to answer questions about their personal circumstances. While national authorities are entitled to interview asylum applicants, they must do so in a way that does not violate the right of the asylum seekers private and family life.
  • Scores of Russian Gays Are Seeking Asylum in US

    11/29/2014 11:31:19 AM PST · by Steelfish · 44 replies
    ABCNews ^ | November 29, 2014
    Scores of Russian Gays Are Seeking Asylum in US NEW YORK — Nov 29, 2014, By DAVID CRARY In this Oct. 18, 2014, photo provided by Michael Knaapen, Andrew Nasonov hugs Igor Bazilevsky, left, after the couple was married at Meridian Hill Park in Washington. They both came to the U.S. from Russia in July, and are preparing to file an... View Full Caption The Associated Press Associated Press Had he stayed in Russia, Andrew Mironov would be settling in to a stable job with an oil company, likely with a newly awarded doctoral degree in electrical engineering. Instead, he...
  • Atlanta fire chief suspended over book controversy

    11/24/2014 4:02:01 PM PST · by madprof98 · 49 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 11/24/14 | Katie Lesley
    Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has been suspended without pay for one month because of authoring a religious book in which he describes homosexuality as a “sexual perversion” akin to bestiality and pederasty. Mayor Kasim Reed’s spokeswoman Anne Torres said the administration didn’t know about “Who Told You That You Are Naked?” until employees came forward with complaints last week. . . . Cochran has been ordered to undergo sensitivity training and has been barred from distributing copies of the book on city property after a number of firefighters said they received them in the workplace.
  • ‘Gay’ DNC Bundler, Founder of HRC Charged with Raping Boy

    11/23/2014 2:27:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Matt Barber
    “It seems to me that in the gay community the people who should be running interference for NAM/BLA are the parents and friends of gays. Because if the parents and friends of gays are truly friends of gays, they would know from their gay kids that the relationship with an older man is precisely what 13-, 14-, and 15-year-old kids need more than anything else in the world.” – Harry Hay, founder of the modern “gay rights” movement None of it matters: Neither common sense, nor an abundance of victim testimony, peer-reviewed studies, nor their own loathsome admissions and actions....
  • Gay rights activist, 66, who raised for Obama, indicted for 'sexually abusing 15-year-old boy'

    11/22/2014 6:46:52 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/14 | Mia De Graaf
    A high profile gay rights activist and Democrat fundraiser has been charged with sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy with his boyfriend. Terry Bean, 66, co-founded two of the biggest national campaign groups and raised more than $500,000 for Barack Obama's 2012 re-election bid. He was arrested at his home in southwest Portland on Wednesday and indicted with two counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of third-degree sex abuse.
  • Country star Ty Herndon comes out as gay

    11/20/2014 3:02:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 104 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/20/2014 | By Todd Leopold
    Country star Ty Herndon has something to share: He's an "out, proud and happy gay man." Herndon, 52, came out publicly as gay in an interview with People magazine. He says he's known he was gay since he was a child and started coming out to family members in his 20s. But the "What Mattered Most" singer, who had a number of hits in the 1990s, kept the news close to the vest. It wasn't until he attended a Tony Robbins seminar in 2009 that he decided to become more public, he told the magazine. "I realized I had an...
  • A third of Fortune 500 companies now cover transgender health care

    11/19/2014 7:08:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 18, 2014 | Liz Goodwin
    The number of Fortune 500 companies willing pay for sex reassignment surgeries and other transgender-related healthcare has gone from zero in 2002 to 169 this year, according to a new report from the Human Rights Campaign. The report, which ranks corporations on their treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans employees, also found that more than half of corporations with more than 500 employees that participated in the survey now cover the procedures. That’s 418 firms. Some of the biggest names in corporate America are among those who have signed up to cover the procedures, at up to $75,000 per...
  • Gay Blood Donation Ban Could Be Lifted: Gay men may donate blood if abstinent for a year.

    11/14/2014 7:17:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 11/14/2013 | By Nikki Schwab
    Gay men just got a step closer to being able to donate blood. Since 1983, men who have had sex with men anytime since 1977 were barred from donating blood, a policy put in place because of the HIV/AIDs epidemic, which especially ravaged the gay community in its early years. But on Thursday, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety voted 16-2 to tweak the ban, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, suggesting instead that men who have had sex with men could give blood, but with a caveat. They’d have to be abstinent for...
  • "Gay" Leader Sentenced for Paedophilia

    11/07/2014 5:51:57 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 13 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 8 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    You won't see the news in the mainstream media. After all, this is not a priest. 44-year-old Stefan Johansson, former President of the RFSL (Riksförbundet för homosexuellas, bisexuellas och transpersoners rättigheter), or the National Association for the Rights of Homosexuals, Bisexuals and Transsexuals, was sentenced on 24 October to five years in prison and ordered to pay 60,000 euros for pain and suffering caused by rape, pimping and paedophilia. Founded in 1950, the the National Association for the Rights of Homosexuals, Bisexuals and Transsexuals is Sweden's largest organization of its kind, with more than 6,000 members. The RFSL was...
  • 'Gay men are more misogynistic than straight men': Charmed actress Rose McGowan blasts gay community

    11/06/2014 6:00:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 67 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 6, 2014 | Pete D'Amato
    Rose McGowan apologized Wednesday on Twitter for making generalizations about the gay community but reaffirmed comments she made about misogyny among gay men last month. While a guest on author Bret Easton Ellis's podcast, McGowan spoke about her frustration with gay men not supporting feminists causes, with some comments drawing criticism from the gay community. 'Gay men are as misogynistic as straight men, if not more so,' the actor claimed. 'I have an indictment of the gay community right now, I’m actually really upset with them.'
  • How Cardinal Burke welcomed home a gay activist

    11/05/2014 11:00:42 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 2 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Oct 30, 2014 | Steve Weatherbe
    Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke emerged from the recent, tempestuous Extraordinary Synod on the Family as a champion of orthodox Catholic sexual morality just as Pope Francis has removed him from the Church’s most senior canon law posting. However, if you sit across the Church leadership’s widening cultural gap from the former archbishop of St. Louis, as Alicia Ambrosio, producer and host of Vatican Connections on Canada’s Salt and Light Television, evidently does, you see him as stuck in “an ivory tower” cut off from “the messiness of life” that homosexual Catholics contend with. Now a testimony from one of...
  • Iran: "You're gay? Okay, get gender reassignment surgery."

    11/05/2014 5:13:32 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 12 replies
    The Beeb - Persian edition ^ | 04 November 2014 | Ali Hamedani
    Iran is one of a handful of countries where homosexual acts are punishable by death. Clerics do, however accept the idea that a person may be trapped in a body of the wrong sex. So homosexuals can be pushed into having gender reassignment surgery - and to avoid it many flee the country.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: “Being Gay Is Among The Greatest Gifts God Has Given Me”

    10/30/2014 7:18:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 146 replies
    Business2Community ^ | 10/30/2014 | By Steph Bazzle
    Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking out about his sexuality, for the first time openly since he was accidentally outed by a CNBC anchor back in June. He’s coming out publicly to announce that he is proud to be gay, and to speak about the things his sexuality has taught him — and how his coming out may help others. Back in June, a CNBC anchor was discussing the story of John Browne, a former CEO of BP, who left his job after being publicly outed by a tabloid paper. In response, host Simon Hobbs commented that there are many...
  • Apple CEO Cook comes out: 'I'm proud to be gay'

    10/30/2014 5:10:01 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 132 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/30/2014 | CNN
    Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, announcing that he is gay in a column in Bloomberg Businessweek. "Let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," he wrote. Cook has not publicly discussed his sexual preferences before now, despite some rumors and speculation that he is gay. A year ago he announced support for a federal law which would have protected workers from facing discrimination based on their sexual orientation. "For too long, too many people have had to hide that part of their identity in...
  • Gohmert: Gays Shouldn’t Serve in Military Because They’d Just Be ‘Getting Massages All Day’

    10/24/2014 9:52:38 AM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Mediate ^ | October 24, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    Video This is your daily reminder that Louie Gohmert is an elected U.S. official who receives at least 70 percent of his district’s vote every two years. Appearing this week on Christian talk radio show Point of View, the Texas Republican pivoted a conversation on the U.S. military response to Ebola in West Africa to a rant against the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the 1993 policy that prevented openly gay people from serving in the military. Gohmert being Gohmert, this was no ordinary rant against gay people in the military. No, no, this one connected Gohmert’s belief that...
  • Federal Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban in Wyoming

    10/20/2014 7:00:02 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 36 replies
    Casper Star-Tribune ^ | October 17, 2014 | Laura Hancock
    Gay couples in Wyoming will soon be allowed to marry after a federal judge on Friday struck down a state ban on same-sex nuptials and defendants in the case, including Gov. Matt Mead, announced they will not appeal. "I’ve never been prouder to be a Wyomingite," said Jeran Artery, who led the fight to legalize gay marriage through his work with Wyoming Unites for Marriage and Wyoming Equality. Gay couples are expected to start marrying in the next week. Some visited county clerk's offices Friday to begin the paperwork for marriage licenses. Other couples are relishing the thought that their...
  • If I Were Gay, I’d Oppose Houston’s Old Lesbian Mayor

    10/19/2014 5:20:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Associated Press Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Doug Giles
    I’m not gay. I get called gay all the time by Leftists who seek to disparage me when they’ve run out of their specious, illogical arguments and the full weight of common sense lands on their fetid heads and they have no other recourse but to go ad hominem on me and say, “he must be gay.” Which, like I said, I take they equate with a cut down; which is weird because, supposedly, they’re the homosexual’s champion. For what it’s worth, the only gay thing about me is, and I must confess, I did tear up a bit during...
  • In Idaho, Christian Pastors Ordered to Perform Gay Marriages. You Will Be Made to Care.

    10/18/2014 5:02:00 PM PDT · by cblue55 · 48 replies
    Red State ^ | October 18, 2014 | Erik Erikson
    It is one of the tenets of the current movement toward gay marriage. They get to get married, Christians are forced to provide goods and services if they demand it, but — and this is the key caveat of it all — but Christian ministers will not be forced to wed gays because of their religious concerns.
  • CITY OF HOUSTON DEMANDS PASTORS TURN OVER SERMONS. Yes, the MAYOR.

    10/16/2014 4:11:04 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 74 replies
    Stand Up For The Truth! ^ | 10/14/2014 | A.Spreeman
    The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court. “The city’s subpoena of sermons and other pastoral communications is both needless and unprecedented,” Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Christina Holcomb said in a statement. “The city council and its attorneys are engaging in an inquisition designed to stifle any critique of its actions.” ADF, a nationally-known law firm specializing in religious liberty cases, is representing five...
  • Open Up and Say ‘Aah.’ Here are the new rules governing gay “marriage” in NC

    10/15/2014 5:43:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    Richard Burr’s favorite judge legalized gay “marriage” in North Carolina around 5:30 PM on Friday. By Tuesday, the Administrative Office of the Courts — the state agency overseeing all those guys and gals in the black robes – had published the ground rules for this brave new era:
  • Conservative Bishops Move Away From Gay Overture

    10/15/2014 4:13:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 15, 2014 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- A fight for the soul of the Catholic Church has broken out, and the first battlefield is a document on family values that pits increasingly alarmed conservatives against more progressive bishops emboldened by Pope Francis' vision of a church that is more merciful than moralistic.
  • Teachers told to stop calling kids 'boys and girls'

    10/11/2014 8:57:43 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 48 replies
    KCRA-TV ^ | Oct 10 2014 08:14:57 AM PDT
    In an effort to make classrooms more gender-inclusive, teachers at a middle school in Lincoln, Nebraska were given teaching guidelines advising them not to use "gendered expressions" by calling students "boys and girls." The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the teachers have been advised to use more gender-neutral expressions like campers, readers, athletes or even purple penguins. The teaching handout called "12 easy steps on the way to gender inclusiveness" advised teachers to avoid separating students by gender, but instead by birth dates or preferences. For example, they could ask students whether they prefer skateboards or bikes, milk or juice,...
  • Huckabee Vows to Leave GOP If It Doesn’t Fight Same-Sex Marriage

    10/09/2014 1:46:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 90 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 09 Oct 2014 04:11 PM | Todd Beamon
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee threatened to leave the GOP and run for the White House in 2016 as an independent if Republicans “capitulate” and support same-sex marriage. “If the Republicans want to lose guys like me, and a whole bunch of still God-fearing, Bible-believing people, go ahead and just abdicate on this issue—and go ahead and say abortion doesn’t matter, either,” Huckabee told Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association, on Wildmon’s “Today’s Issues” radio show. “Because at that point, you lose me; I’m gone.” “I’ll become an independent,” he vowed in an interview on Tuesday. “I’ll start...
  • Speaker Boehner Raises Cash for Openly Gay Republican Candidates Despite Conservative Opposition

    10/07/2014 10:49:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/07/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, is making good on his vow to support gay GOP candidates in the name of inclusivity this week when he is expected to stump for openly gay Republican candidates Carl Demaio of California and Richard Tisei in Massachusetts. A report in The Hill says Boehner is expected to raise cash for both candidates despite opposition from conservative groups such as the Family Research Council in a bid to expand the 17-seat majority of Republicans in Congress. The Hill noted that Family Research Council and the National Organization for Marriage were among...
  • Bay Area ranks near bottom in charitable giving, report says

    10/07/2014 8:47:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 7, 2014 | By Kathleen Pender
    People in the Bay Area gave a smaller percentage of their income to charity than residents of most large cities, according to a study published Monday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Among the nation’s largest 50 metro areas, San Francisco and San Jose metro areas ranked 45th and 48th, respectively, in 2012. The only two large cities that ranked below San Jose on the generosity list were Providence, R.I., and Hartford, Conn. Their residents gave just 1.9 percent of income to charity. Among the 50 largest metro areas, the most generous was Salt Lake City, whose residents gave 5.4 percent...