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  • Pope Is Quoted Referring to a Vatican ‘Gay Lobby’

    06/12/2013 1:57:37 PM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    New York times ^ | June 12, 2013 | RACHEL DONADIO
    For years, perhaps even centuries, it has been an open secret in Rome: Some prelates in the Vatican hierarchy are, in fact, gay. But the whispers were amplified this week when Pope Francis himself, in a private audience, appeared to have acknowledged what he called a “gay lobby” operating inside the Vatican, vying for power and influence. Speaking to a meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Confederation of Religious Men and Women on June 6, Francis discussed a dossier he had received from his predecessor, Benedict XVI. “The ‘gay lobby’ is mentioned, and it is true, it is there....
  • Southern Baptists condemn Boy Scouts over admission of gays

    06/12/2013 12:02:39 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 59 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6-12-2013 | FoxNews.com
    HOUSTON – The Southern Baptist Convention, which represents thousands of churches that sponsor Boy Scout troops, approved a resolution opposing accepting gay scouts - with a top church leader predicting a "mass exodus" of youths from the program that has been a rite of passage for more than a century. The move came as the convention held its annual, four-day meeting in Houston, and three weeks after the Boy Scouts of America voted to allow gay youth to join. With more than two-thirds of Boy Scout troops sponsored by religious organizations, and Baptists being the nation's largest protestant denomination, the...
  • Freedom of Association and the Boy Scouts of America

    06/12/2013 5:10:59 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6-12-2013 | Stella Morabito
    Ethics and Public Policy Center president Ed Whelan observed that those two BSA proposals shared on basic feature: "While purporting to allow (in the case of the first) or require (in the case of the second) troops to bar openly gay adult leaders, they threaten to fatally undercut the legal basis for maintaining that bar." Consider for a moment the irrationality of the new policy: a 17-year-old lifelong scout who is avowedly gay and also a youth leader, would, on his 18th birthday, be required to cease and desist being a Scout leader. Whether enforced or not, the situation would...
  • Oak Ridge boy, 11, talks about taking on state lawmaker, being bullied, realizing he's gay

    06/11/2013 5:40:44 AM PDT · by HogsBreath · 71 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinell ^ | 06-11-2013 | Bob Fowler
    OAK RIDGE — Small bottles of brightly colored fingernail polish are lined up neatly on Marcel Neergaard’s dresser in his room, the décor of which he describes as having a “disco dancey feeling to it.” Posters of young male celebrities — Justin Bieber among them — are on the walls. Marcel uses eyeliner on occasion and puts on the nail polish “when he wants to feel special,” says his father, Mike Neergaard. Marcel is 11 years old and gay.
  • What Is – or Isn't – Homophobic

    06/10/2013 9:40:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/10/2013 | Eric Metaxas
    In a classic episode of "Seinfeld" entitled "The Outing," a student reporter is convinced that Jerry and George Costanza are gay. They strenuously deny being gay, while adding "not that there's anything wrong with that." The phrase almost immediately became part of the way Americans talk about homosexuality. The "Seinfeld" episode came to mind while reading recently about the brouhaha concerning Roy Hibbert of the NBA's Indiana Pacers. During a press conference, Hibbert used profanity and commented about being "stretched out" on the basketball court. And then he used the phrase "no homo." If you're unfamiliar with that phrase, you're...
  • Gay Colorado couple accuses baker of discrimination over refused wedding cake

    06/10/2013 7:09:20 AM PDT · by kimtom · 50 replies
    www.nydailynews.com ^ | June 7, 2013 | AP
    DENVER — A gay couple is pursuing a discrimination complaint against a Colorado bakery, saying the business refused them a wedding cake to honor their Massachusetts ceremony, and alleging that the owners have a history of turning away same-sex couples. As more states move to legalize same-sex marriage and civil unions, the case highlights a growing tension between gay rights advocates and supporters of religious freedom. “Religious freedom is a fundamental right in America and it’s something that we champion at the ACLU,” said Mark Silverstein, the legal director of the group in .....
  • Parents of boy who wore makeup to school push for tolerance training

    06/10/2013 4:36:20 AM PDT · by DH · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 09, 2013 | Unknown
    This is an excerpt The parents of a Tampa Bay student have started an online petition asking for improved tolerance training after their son was castigated for wearing makeup on the last day of school.
  • Association for Baptists for Scouting: President's Message

    06/07/2013 9:01:06 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 20 replies
    Having watched the news coverage and read numerous emails from concerned Baptists and Scouters, I contacted the Membership Impact Department at the National Office of the Boy Scouts of America, proposing an interpretation of the changes in the membership guidelines. Below is the text of what I offered as my interpretation. First, it is my understanding that the resolution clearly states that sexual activity among Scout-aged youth is contrary to Scouting virtues, and I take that to mean that so long as it is uniformly and equitably applied, a unit could have in its statement a list of behavioral expectations...
  • Tel Aviv celebrates gay pride festival with record-breaking participation of 100,000

    06/07/2013 6:22:32 PM PDT · by haffast · 32 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | June 7, 2013, 8:05 am | Ricky Ben-David and Yoel Goldman
    Tel Aviv hosted its 15th annual Gay Pride Festival on Friday, with a record-breaking 100,000 spectators and participants attending the celebrations, including droves of tourists from all over the world. The Festival began at 10 a.m. at Gan Meir park, home to the city’s gay community center, and featured performances, speeches and music. A massive parade of tens of thousands of participants started at 1 p.m., making its way from the park through central Tel Aviv and culminating at the iconic Gordon Beach. Attendees at the event included Finance Minister Yair Lapid, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, Minister of Culture and...
  • Understanding the Viciousness of the Gay Left

    06/07/2013 3:33:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/07/2013 | By Robert Oscar Lopez
    On Tuesday, June 4, the gay lobby -- for the purposes here, "the Gay Left" -- was exposed for its intrinsically sociopathic tendencies. As the shock settles in about the Human Rights Campaign's possibly felonious violation of fellow citizens' civil rights, it is fitting that I should introduce the uninitiated reader to a basic overview of the Gay Left and the simultaneous totalitarianism and anomie that have shaped it since the famous Stonewall rebellion of 1969. In light of the fluffy report issued this week by the College Republican National Committee urging the right, in part, to abandon opposition to...
  • Ordinance ordained (Coeur d'Alene, ID becomes California)

    06/07/2013 8:11:15 AM PDT · by illiac · 26 replies
    Coeur d'Alene Press ^ | 6/6/13 | Tom Hasslinger
    COEUR d'ALENE - The next step is taking a breath. A day after the Coeur d'Alene City Council adopted an anti-discrimination ordinance 5 to 1, Tony Stewart said the next move is, well, stopping and taking it easy. "We've been getting a lot of calls and emails," said Stewart, Human Rights Task Force on Human Relations member, on Wednesday on the positive feedback he had received from the previous night's vote. "These things wind up being a great celebration." And a lot of work. Stewart, who brought the ordinance to the city to consider, said months of studying went into...
  • Girl Scouts USA Pushes Video Honoring Pro-Abortion Activists

    06/06/2013 1:17:17 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com/ ^ | june 5, 2013 | Mary Hasson
    It’s hard to find two women more pro-abortion than Marlo Thomas and Amy Richards. But the Girl Scouts love ‘em. These two feminists headlined a recent Girl Scout-sponsored live screening and panel discussion of the “acclaimed documentary MAKERS,” a feminist, pro-abortion, video narrative of “trailblazing” women whose “pioneering contributions” changed America. What kind of pioneering contributions? I’ll get to that in a minute. (Amy Richards’ ‘contribution’ particularly deserves comment.) But, first, a bit more about the Girl Scout-sponsored event. Billed as an opportunity to “celebrate women and girls,” the screening and discussion took place on May 9, 2013 in New...
  • Boy Scouts Defy Rules, Wear Uniforms in Gay Pride Parade

    06/05/2013 8:16:23 AM PDT · by kimtom · 45 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 4 Jun 2013 | Dr. Susan Berry
    <p>Despite a directive from a leader of the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), prohibiting scouts from advocating political or social positions, some scouts and adult supporters of Scouts for Equality wore their uniforms Sunday as they marched in Utah’s gay pride parade.</p>
  • Israel’s gay immigrants are short on language but long on pride

    06/05/2013 5:10:12 AM PDT · by haffast · 16 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | June 4, 2013, 6:55 pm | Debra Kamin
    A few years ago, a gay English-speaking immigrant to Israel was standing in line at the post office for the very first time. Wary of using his limited Hebrew at the counter, the man, Phil, turned to a gentleman standing behind him and asked him if he spoke Hebrew and could help. That man didn’t just speak Hebrew. He was also gay, and friendly, and within days of that chance meeting waiting in line for postage stamps, Phil found himself completely tapped into the LGBT community in Israel. snip “If this group didn’t exist, I don’t know how I would...
  • 5 Surprising Facts About Gay Conversion Therapy

    06/04/2013 8:15:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 130 replies
    LiveScience ^ | June 4, 2013 | Stephanie Pappas
    Gay Therapy Gay conversion therapy, as it is known, supposedly helps gay people overcome same-sex attractions. But mainstream psychologists say the therapy is ineffective, unethical and often harmful, exacerbating anxiety and self-hatred among those treated for what is not a mental disorder. In 2013, two cases involving the therapy to convert gay people into heterosexuals hit the courts, with one seeking to sue counselors who offer the therapy and the other seeking to defend them. Here are five things you need to know about the therapy and the current lawsuits.
  • Gay Scouts USA

    06/04/2013 3:31:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Church Militant TV ^ | 6/4/2013 | Michael Voris
    (click on the image above to go to the video)Hello everyone and welcome to The Vortex where lies and falsehoods are trapped and exposed. I’m Michael Voris. Have you heard all those loud lamentations from the Church of Nice over the collapse of the Boy Scouts in the face of the homosexual juggernaut? Yea .. didn’t think so. That’s because there aren’t any. Right on cue .. predictably .. the American Patriotic Church immediately deflected the central issue and went straight to a side issue that couldn’t be more irrelevant. According to media reports .. Edward P. Martin, chairman of...
  • Churches move to cut ties to Scouts after gay policy change

    06/04/2013 8:34:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/04/2013 | Bob Smietana
    For the Rev. Ernest Easley, the decision to cut ties with the Boy Scouts was simple. The Bible says homosexuality is a sin. The Boy Scouts do not. “We are not willing to compromise God’s word,” said Easley, pastor of the 2,300-member Roswell Street Baptist Church in Marietta, Ga., which has sponsored Boy Scout Troop 204 since 1945. Easley, chairman of the Southern Baptist Convention’s executive committee, said his church will shut down its troop at end of the year because of a recently adopted policy to allow openly gay scouts. He’s urging other Baptists to do the same. Roswell...
  • 'Cutest Couple' at NY high school is 2 boys (Gag Alert)

    06/04/2013 6:05:16 AM PDT · by kimtom · 38 replies
    start.toshiba.com ^ | 6/4/2013 | By JIM FITZGERALD
    <p>CARMEL, N.Y. (AP) — The duo voted "cutest couple" in the senior class at a suburban New York high school say they're getting teased about it — but not because they're both boys.</p> <p>"Yeah, our friends are giving it to us about being Internet famous," said 18-year-old Dylan Meehan, a senior at Carmel High School.</p>
  • The Tyranny of the 'Gay Magical Elves'

    06/03/2013 8:10:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 31st, 2013 | Jack Wallis Simons
    Almost overnight, the gay community has gained two new icons: Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau, the Frenchmen who married in the southern city of Montpellier on Wednesday, in the centre of a political firestorm. From one point of view, the whole thing was rather quotidian. The grooms wore dark suits and ties, and were married in Montpellier city hall. The ceremony was conducted by the Socialist mayor Helene Mandroux, and the music included songs by Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole. If you took away the heavy security presence and the frenzied media attention (the wedding was broadcast live on...
  • Restaurant Tells Woman who Ran into Cross-Dresser in Ladies Room to Try Men’s Room

    06/03/2013 4:05:35 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/3/2013 | Fox News
    Nashville woman who found herself face-to-face with a “big, burly” cross-dresser in the ladies room of a family restaurant felt her horror turn to anger after a restaurant manager suggested she try the men’s room. Transgendered people in several states have been fighting for the right to use public restrooms that correspond with whatever sex they consider themselves, with lawmakers in California and Massachusetts providing support for the idea. But David Staton, whose wife had the disquieting run-in while eating out at Amerigo, a restaurant in the country music capital, has a simple solution.