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  • Op-Ed: New Mississippi law goes both ways, apparently

    04/09/2014 12:05:06 PM PDT · by John David Powell · 9 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | April 7, 2014 | John David Powell
    The nation has a new state law that goes both ways, it seems. And the interesting thing about the law is that even its supporters think it doesn’t go all the way. Last week, Mississippi governor Phil Bryant signed the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act (http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2014/pdf/history/SB/SB2681.xml) that lets the state’s citizens and businesses challenge laws they believe substantially conflict with their religious beliefs. If this sounds familiar, it should. Several states have considered similar bills recently. In February, Arizona governor Jan Brewer vetoed a bill (http://legiscan.com/AZ/text/SB1062/id/912244) that raised a ruckus across the land because it would have let business owners...
  • Brendan Eich Steps Down as Mozilla CEO (The New Blacklist)

    04/03/2014 12:56:17 PM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    The Mozilla Blog (Official Blog of Mozilla) ^ | April 4, 2014 | Mitchell Baker,
    Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn’t live up to it. We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it’s because we haven’t stayed true to ourselves. We didn’t act like you’d expect Mozilla to act. We didn’t move fast enough to engage with people once the controversy started. We’re sorry. We must do better. Brendan Eich has chosen to step down from his role as CEO. He’s made this decision for Mozilla and our community. Mozilla believes both in equality and freedom of speech. Equality is...
  • Obama Told Military Leaders: Accept Gays In Military Or Step Down, Admiral Says

    03/31/2014 5:41:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    BuzzFeed.com ^ | 3/31/14 | Ellie Hall
    In a meeting with the heads of the five service branches in 2010, President Obama offered the leaders a choice: Support my efforts to end the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, or resign. In a video obtained by BuzzFeed via a Freedom of Information Act request, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp revealed that Obama was unwilling to compromise with service leaders over DADT during a meeting in 2010. “We were called into the Oval Office and President Obama looked all five service chiefs in the eye and said, ‘This is what I want to do.’ I cannot divulge...
  • Delegitimize, Don’t Debate, ctd.

    03/20/2014 7:06:48 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 9 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 19, 2014 | Sonny Bunch
    Last week I noted that, when it comes to the debate over gay marriage, the left has decided that they’re tired of arguing over the issue and have instead chosen to simply delegitimize opponents of gay marriage as nothing more than bigots. They have done this because you don’t need to debate a bigot, their views being seen as inherently unreasonable. This is, of course, not the only case of such delegitimization. Something very similar is taking place in the debate over climate change. There is a growing consensus on the left that there is but one appropriate position to...
  • Transcripts show Clinton joking that Tom DeLay was behind James Byrd killing

    03/20/2014 12:50:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 19, 2014 | Craig Hlavaty
    .........The transcripts were released late last week by the Clinton presidential library and are just being pored over by thirsty media. His wife's proposed presidential run has made all things Clinton once again a hot commodity. The biggest reveal in the transcripts is then-President Clinton joking during closed-door preparations for his 1999 State of the Union speech that then-Republican representative Tom DeLay of Sugar Land was “probably a major suspect” in the horrific 1998 dragging death and murder of Jasper resident James Byrd.......... Hearing Clinton's tone and inflection would be a big help, but we may never hear this juicy...
  • Gay Activists Target St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    03/17/2014 7:07:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 17, 2014 | Matthew Hennessey
    If you’ve never been to the annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, better put it on your calendar for next year. That is, if there is a next year. Time could be running out on the world’s biggest celebration of all things Irish. Why? Because the parade’s organizers have for two decades steadfastly refused to allow gay and lesbian organizations to march under banners trumpeting their sexual orientation. The city’s self-appointed guardians of human rights long ago declared this policy exclusionary and intolerant. But, unlike in previous decades, the effort to paint the parade and its organizers...
  • Bar boycotts Sam Adams after pullout

    03/15/2014 8:34:48 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 162 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/15/14 | Antonio Planas
    The fight over Southie’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade got frosty yesterday, with Boston Beer Co. pulling its longtime sponsorship from the parade over the organizers’ refusal to let gay veterans march — and one Southie bar fighting back with a vow to boycott the brew. “Sam Adams doesn’t support South Boston. They don’t want to support veterans like my father and uncle, so they can go sell their beer elsewhere,” said Tommy Flaherty Jr., a lifelong Southie resident whose father and uncle own the landmark Cornerstone Pub & Restaurant on West Broadway. Flaherty Jr. said he and his father, Thomas...
  • Support for same-sex marriage hits new high; half say Constitution guarantees right(Relig Free Gone)

    03/05/2014 9:15:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 5, 2014 | Saul Loeb
    Half of all Americans believe that gay men and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll in which a large majority also said businesses should not be able to deny serving gays for religious reasons. Fifty percent say the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection gives gays the right to marry, while 41 percent say it does not.
  • It’s an Obama World… Gays Perform First Drag Show on US Military Base (Video)

    It’s an Obama world… Gays and lesbians performed the first official drag show on a US military base this week. The Week reported: The recently formed OutServe-SLDN chapter, a nonprofit advocacy group for the army’s LGBT community, sponsored the event. This Week reported: Troops based at the Kadena Air Base in Japan know how to party. On Saturday, six gay and straight service members applied some of their finest makeup and lip synced to “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” in what is believed to be first drag queen and king show on an American military base. The show was thrown...
  • Black Pastors Call for Impeachment of Eric Holder

    03/01/2014 7:51:01 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies
    http://www.tpnn.com ^ | February 25, 2014 | Matthew Burke
    Today, the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) is launching a grassroots efforts to push for the impeachment of Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder, saying the radical leftist should be impeached over “repeated lawlessness.” Rev. Bill Owens, CAAP Founder and President said in a statement that Eric Holder has no legal authority to pick and choose which laws he’s going to enforce: “The Attorney General of the United States should be impeached over his repeated lawlessness in attempting to impose same-sex marriage throughout the nation. It’s one thing to make a political argument that gay marriage should be the law,...
  • Religious Liberty Is a Just Cause—Except When It's Used to Justify Intolerance

    02/27/2014 11:19:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    National Journal ^ | February 27, 2014 | Ron Fournier
    A quarter-century ago, I was a legislative reporter in Arkansas assigned to a ceremony honoring Daisy Bates, the civil rights giant who led the Little Rock school integration effort in 1957. As Gov. Bill Clinton spoke and Bates beamed, a hunched old man limped into the room and leaned against a back wall. "Gov. Faubus?" I asked. ....................................................... Safety was his straw man. Religious liberty, like public safety, is a just cause, except when it's used to justify intolerance.
  • 6 Proposals Denying Service to Gays You Haven’t Heard About

    02/27/2014 9:54:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    TIME ^ | 02/27/2014 | By Katy Steinmetz
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer sent cheers rippling through a group of protesters gathered outside the state capitol on Wednesday evening when she vetoed a controversial bill that would have protected business owners who cited their religious views in denying service to gays. Ohio spiked a similar measure on Wednesday. Kansas lawmakers created the same kind of firestorm earlier this month when the House passed a bill allowing private and public employees to refuse to serve same-sex couples (the state Senate later killed that measure). And this could still be just the beginning. These two high-profile legislative debates are just part...
  • Ariz. Bill Decried As License to Discriminate

    02/20/2014 9:16:54 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 20, 2014 | MSN
    PHOENIX — The Arizona Legislature gave final approval Thursday to legislation that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays and others, drawing backlash from Democrats who called the proposal "state-sanctioned discrimination" and an embarrassment.
  • Arizona Passes Bill Allowing Business Owners to Refuse Service to Gays Based on Religious Beliefs

    02/20/2014 2:33:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/20/2014 | BY LEONARDO BLAIR
    State senators in Arizona voted heavily along partisan lines Wednesday in passing a bill that allows business owners to refuse service to homosexuals based on their religious beliefs. With Republicans in the majority, the bill, SB 1062, passed with a 17-13 vote. It defeated attempts to expand existing employment laws which protect against racial and religious discrimination to include sexual orientation, according to the Arizona Daily Star. A companion bill is also expected to pass in the House shortly. Republican Sen. Steve Yarbrough explained that the decision to support the measure is more about protecting people of faith from discrimination...
  • First 'out' NFL prospect Michael Sam captured on video dancing topless in Missouri gay bar..

    02/12/2014 6:37:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 12, 2014 | James Nye
    Footage of NFL hopeful Michael Sam dancing topless in a Missouri gay bar showing off his best moves has emerged in the week he dramatically came out to the nation ahead of the draft. Sam, 23, was videoed at the SoCo nightclub in Columbia in October - just a few months after he had told all his Mizzou team mates he was gay and received their overwhelming support. In the footage, Sam dances along to Michael Jackson's Rock With You alongside a group of excited looking women, who all seem to be enjoying themselves.
  • The Only People Harassing the Gays of Sochi are the Foreign Journalists

    02/10/2014 7:49:08 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 11 replies
    The New Republic ^ | Feb 8, 2014 | Julia Ioffe
    Sochi has one gay club. It is called Mayak, or “light house,” and it is located behind an unmarked door right off one of the city’s lush parks. You have to buzz to be let in. Once you’re in, though, you’re just as likely to encounter a foreign journalist as a local. As Olympic preparations have ramped up and now that the Games are in full swing, Mayak has been mobbed by foreign journalists eager to capture how the local gays live now that Russia is now internationally known for hating gays. “Too many,” Zhanna the butch cashier says rolling...
  • WHEN CAR COMMERCIALS ATTACK YOUR VALUES

    02/10/2014 5:45:10 AM PST · by shortstop · 63 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 02/10/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Apparently, all new Chevy ads must include at least one gay couple. And if that bothers you, you’re a homophobe bigot whose religion denied women the vote and backed slavery. And any number of Facebook Crusaders are lurking about waiting to tell you that. The new orthodoxy is on the march and if you don’t clap loud enough you will be handled like a North Korean uncle. The new test of social acceptance in America is how enthusiastically you embrace all things gay. First it was sitcoms, now it’s Chevys, and while anchors gravely wonder if coming out as gay...
  • Mountain States Mennonites take step toward gay ordination

    02/04/2014 7:32:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Religious News Service ^ | February 3, 2014 | Elizabeth Evans
    On Sunday (Feb. 2), a regional body of Mountain States Mennonites licensed the first lesbian in a committed same-sex relationship, the first step toward ordination. Theda Good’s licensure was celebrated by some Mennonite Church USA clergy and greeted with dismay by others.
  • Why Gays Have So Much Influence on Our Culture

    02/03/2014 5:32:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/03/2014 | Alicia Colon
    We've had the Gaymmys; we've had Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson suspended for expressing unfavorable comments about anal intercourse; HBO has a new series, Looking about three gay men looking for love. It seems as though just about every television show, whether comedy or drama now has a gay character as a regular. It's not surprising that homosexuality has become mainstream in our culture because nearly everyone has a relative or friend who is gay and we have been deeply influenced by those words of Harvey Fierstein who said, "I just want to be loved. Is that so wrong?"...
  • Vanity: Human Rights Camp : Gay is not a choice,to suggest otherwise is harmful. [ Birth Defect? ]

    12/29/2013 1:44:58 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 93 replies
    NLZ
    "We know that being gay is not a choice someone makes, and that to suggest otherwise can be incredibly harmful." Is HRC saying being gay is a birth defect?
  • Jesse Jackson Attacks ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson for ‘White Privilege’ (Video)

    12/27/2013 6:42:12 AM PST · by montag813 · 33 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-27-2013 | John Urban
    Compares to bus driver who challenged Rosa Parks by John UrbanTop Right News Not content to be left on the sidelines of any controversy, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. is sticking his nose into the Phil Robertson affair. Jackson, clearly unhappy that only homosexual activists have had the stage thus far, attacked the star of A&E’s reality show “Duck Dynasty,” claiming that Robertson’s comments to GQ reflect “white privilege.” Jackson even absurdly compared Robertson to the bus driver who ordered Rosa Parks to move to the back of the bus in a statement obtained by ABC News: “These statements uttered by Robertson are...
  • Hillary Clinton Named 2013′s “Most Fascinating Person”

    12/21/2013 11:39:56 AM PST · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 Dec 2013 | John Semmens
    In a list she’s been keeping since 1993, media personality Barbara Walters named Hillary Clinton the year’s “most fascinating person” of 2013. “When you juxtapose her disastrous stint as secretary of state with polls that show she would easily win the 2016 presidential election, well, that’s fascinating,” Walters contended. “Consider the whole Benghazi thing, there were numerous warnings that our people in Libya working under Clinton’s Department of State supervision needed better protection. She neglected to address these warnings and people died as a result.” “One would think that this blot would be enough to sink anyone’s political future,” Walters...
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Marathons Still On A&E’s Schedule Leading Up to Christmas

    12/19/2013 8:37:02 AM PST · by Qbert · 51 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | 12/19/2013 | CBS Houston/AP
    WEST MONROE, La. (CBS Houston/AP) – ”Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson has been suspended indefinitely from filming the A&E reality series following his remarks about gay people where he called homosexuality illogical in a recent interview with GQ magazine. [Snip] Despite the suspension, A&E still has several hours of “Duck Dynasty” programming over the next week. For Thursday night, there is three hours of shows the network is airing. On Sunday Dec. 22, A&E will be airing the popular show from 5 p.m. until 4 a.m. the next morning. On Monday Dec. 23, episodes will air from 7 p.m. until...
  • List of A & E Advertisers

    12/19/2013 5:16:48 AM PST · by Shannon · 35 replies
    facebook ^ | 12-19-13
    Since last night the We Support Phil facebook page has over 250,000 likes.
  • Blogging “Gays” Urge Murder, Castration Of Christians

    12/08/2013 3:34:26 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 93 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | December 7, 2013 | Matt Barber
    It happened Dec. 2, 2013, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. LifeSiteNews.com broke the story with the headline: “Violent mob of topless pro-abort feminists attacks praying men defending cathedral.” The raw footage is disturbing to the extreme (warning: viewer discretion advised for nudity, lesbian lewdness, and violence. A censored version is available in this WND story.) Both the video and the story have since gone viral. WND summarizes the attacks as follows: “Chanting, ‘Get your rosaries out of our ovaries,’ a mob of pro-abortion feminists – many of whom were topless with Nazi swastikas on their chests and foreheads – attacked and...
  • What You Hear About Gays in Russia Is 'Largely False,' Expert Says

    11/23/2013 7:59:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/23/2013 | Napp Nazworth
    WASHINGTON – Reports of the Russian government abusing its gay citizens are based upon false propaganda by gay rights groups in the United States, Austin Ruse, president of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, claimed at a Nov. 15 symposium hosted by The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society. "Please understand what's really going on in Russia and cast aside all of the propaganda that you hear in the United States and elsewhere. It's just not true," Ruse urged. He was the main speaker at the symposium, "Family Policy Lessons From Other Lands: What Should America Learn?" and...
  • Was Life Really Terrible For Gay Men in the Bad Old Days?

    11/11/2013 8:09:48 AM PST · by ComtedeMaistre · 41 replies
    The story of the first gay Bishop of the American Episcopal Church, Gene Robinson, is fascinating. His parents were poor, ignorant, redneck, tobacco farmers, who were fundamentalist Christians. Robinson was a gay child raised in the Bible Belt state of Kentucky, where he was taught hateful religious right doctrines that the definition of marriage is one man joined to one woman, and that no other form of sexual behavior was permitted. Robinson's hillbilly redneck parents also required their child to attend Sunday School, where he had a perfect attendance record for 13 years. In these Christian religious schools, he was...
  • Many homosexuals hope to leave Russia

    11/08/2013 12:15:49 PM PST · by klpt · 54 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.11.2013 | Anna Peters
    Germany has granted a young doctor asylum due to his sexual orientation, after he faced persecution and social exclusion in Russia. Thanks to a recent EU ruling, other gays and lesbians will likely to follow. Pavel is gay. He is open about his sexuality, a fact which used to continuously cause outrage in Russia. "It is very unpleasant to be living in a society that thinks you are sick and backward, and where you can be fired from work just for being gay," he said. "At any moment, someone can chop your head off," that's how he described the fear...
  • Senate Approves Gay Rights Bill

    11/07/2013 1:27:46 PM PST · by lbryce · 139 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 7, 2013 | Ed O'Keefe
    The Senate passed historic gay rights legislation Thursday to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the workplace, another victory for the gay rights movement that has been gaining favor in the courts and electoral politics. Senators voted 64 to 32 to approve the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The vote marked the first time lawmakers had approved legislation to advance gay rights since repealing the military’s ban on gay men and lesbians in uniform in late 2010 and came two days after Illinois became the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage. Just four months ago the U.S. Supreme...
  • VIPs join T-shirt protest of Russia's anti-gay law

    11/04/2013 9:57:30 AM PST · by klpt · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 4, 2013 | ABC News
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) Actors Jonah Hill, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristen Bell are among a batch of celebrities donning Russian-language "Love Conquers Hate" T-shirts to show support for gays in Russia alarmed by a new law banning pro-gay "propaganda."</p> <p>It's part of an initiative launched Monday by the Human Rights Campaign, the largest U.S. gay-rights group.</p>
  • Tom Ridge Pushes Back On Gay Issues In GOP With Plea For “Practical” Tolerance

    10/24/2013 12:53:44 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 40 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | October 23, 2013 | Chris Geidner
    WASHINGTON — As the federal government continues to face fallout from the shutdown that came to an end last week, former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, the first Homeland Security secretary, is pointing the Republican Party in a different direction on Wednesday night. Speaking to the LGBT group, Log Cabin Republicans, at the group’s Spirit of Lincoln Dinner, Ridge told BuzzFeed he is bringing a message not just of inclusion on the group’s issues but that he plans to give a more broad address, urging the party to take a path that could be fairly characterized as the anti-Tea Party approach....
  • NYT reporter: Obama admin “most closed, control-freak administration I’ve ever covered”

    10/06/2013 5:27:41 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 57 replies
    hotair.com ^ | October 5, 2013 | ED MORRISSEY
    Remember when the media rushed to talk about transparency in the Barack Obama “Hope and Change” era? Good times, good times. Leonard Downie, who once worked as the executive editor of the Washington Post and wrote a novel about Washington corruption and the Iraq War, finds a bigger and non-fictional problem in the successor to George W. Bush. Downie gives the Post a preview of his report from the Committee to Protect Journalists which outlines the Obama war on reporters and their sources: “A memo went out from the chief of staff a year ago to White House employees and...
  • Obama welcomes Pope Francis' remarks on gays, abortion

    10/02/2013 6:38:56 PM PDT · by delchiante · 56 replies
    reuters ^ | Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Peter Cooney)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday welcomed Pope Francis' recent remarks that the Catholic Church must shake off an obsession with teachings on abortion, contraception and homosexuals, saying the pontiff was showing incredible humility. "I tell you, I have been hugely impressed with the pope's pronouncements," Obama said in a CNBC interview.
  • Russian parents group asks Putin to cancel Elton John concert: media

    09/25/2013 12:19:58 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 24, 2013 | Thomas Grove
    (Reuters) - A Russian parents' committee has asked President Vladimir Putin to cancel a planned concert by gay musician Elton John, saying he intended to violate a ban on "homosexual propaganda". In an open letter to Putin, the local parents' group in central Ural region was reported by media as saying: "The singer intends to come out in support of local sodomites and break the current Russian law, directed at protecting children." Critics say the law banning gay "propaganda" among minors - which has prompted calls for a boycott of Russia's hosting of the 2014 Winter Olympics - is discriminatory,...
  • With Gays and Blacks, We Have Gone to the Opposite Extreme

    09/23/2013 4:23:55 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 11 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 23 September 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    The problem is that people don’t seem to be able to find the right middle. There was a time when homosexuals were wrongly persecuted, when they couldn't even be open about their homosexuality, and that certainly was a bad state of affairs. Luckily we have gone past it and that’s fine. But people are so afraid that we could go back to that time that any criticism of homosexuality is taken as a sign of "anti-gay" discrimination: this is the opposite extreme, in which the persecution and discrimination are actually at the expense of those who disagree with the...
  • US Navy sexual assault reports rise 50%

    09/12/2013 3:50:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | September 11, 2013
    The number of sexual assaults reported to the US Navy rose dramatically over the last year, officials have said. The Navy puts the rise down to sailors' growing comfort reporting incidents of sexual assault and to their belief that authorities will take action. The Navy says about 1,100 assaults were reported in the year ending this month, an increase of 50% from 726 last year.
  • Craig James out at Fox Sports Southwest after one appearance (because of his comment about gays?)

    09/04/2013 7:36:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | Richard Deitsch
    The Craig James era at Fox Sports Southwest will be a short one. SI.com has learned that the veteran broadcaster will no longer appear on the network. Fox Sports executives were not happy with the hire by the regional network, according to sources, and the hire had not been fully vetted at the highest levels of Fox Sports management. A formal agreement had not been finalized, even though James appeared on FSS on Saturday night. "Craig James will not be making any further appearances on Fox Sports Southwest's football coverage this season," said a Fox Sports spokesperson, when asked for...
  • Putin should meet very officially with Sarah Palin.

    09/02/2013 10:38:40 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 43 replies
    American Dream 246 | 9/2/13 | American Dream 246
    I hope Putin will arrest obama for meeting with gays in Russia - that will violate the russian anti gay propaganda law. But well, it may not be very diplomatic so who is the most conservative - most America loving, most Christian and pro-life politician in America? Sarah Palin. Putin should set up a very official meeting with her - even a press conference with her with international press - in front of the whole world - just to show the world who is the real shadow president. The little thing in the White House is nothing - just playing...
  • Santa Fe clerk ordered to give gay marriage licenses

    08/23/2013 8:48:01 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 16 replies
    KRQE TV News 13 Albuquerque ^ | August 23, 2013 | KRQE/AP
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico district judge has ordered the Santa Fe County clerk to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, just two days after a another county clerk in the state decided to start issuing gay marriage licenses. The order mandates that Santa Fe County Clerk Geraldine Salazar issue the marriage licenses or appear in court to tell the judge why that shouldn't happen.
  • Putin Bad; Islamists — Hey, No Problem!

    08/17/2013 8:38:42 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 18 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | August 16, 2013 | Rod Dreher
    ‘What,” Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani was asked, “is [Islam’s] judgment on sodomy and lesbianism?” “Forbidden,” he curtly pronounced. “Those involved in the act should be punished. In fact, sodomites should be killed in the worst manner possible.” So what does Barack Obama have to say about that? Cynically mounting his high horse last week in the cozy confines of Jay Leno’s late-night TV comedy program — a venue popular with his ill-informed admirers, one where hypocrisy won’t be noticed, much less challenged — the president declaimed, “I have no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender...
  • ABC hires gay activist to write 8-hour miniseries about the history of the ‘gay rights’ movement

    08/16/2013 9:15:39 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 44 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Aug 14, 2013 | Kirsten Andersen
    ABC plans to air an 8-hour miniseries about the history of homosexual activism, penned by a prominent homosexual political activist. Homosexual writer and director Dustin Lance Black will write the miniseries. Its timeline will reportedly begin with the 1969 Stonewall Riots, in which a police raid on a gay bar resulted in several nights of violent demonstrations by homosexuals in New York City. The miniseries is expected to air sometime just before the holiday season. Gay activist Dustin Lance Black will pen the 8-hour miniseries. Black, 39, has been active in the homosexual advocacy movement since the beginning of his...
  • Pelosi: Russia's anti-gay laws ‘outrageous’ (Is this idiot still in charge of something?)

    08/14/2013 3:31:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/14/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday blasted Russia’s anti-gay crackdown ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics. In June, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law banning propaganda of “non-traditional sexual relations” and said the country will fine those holding gay pride rallies. The laws extend to athletes planning to participate in the Winter Games in Sochi. Nancy Pelosi ✔ @NancyPelosi Russia's decision to criminalize equality is outrageous—worst prejudices shouldn't threaten world's best athletes at #Sochi2014. 9:45 AM - 14 Aug 2013 150 Retweets 37 favorites At a press conference last week, Obama said he was “offended” by the laws, but...
  • Airmen Punished for Objecting to Gay Marriage

    08/14/2013 2:22:16 PM PDT · by ducttape45 · 90 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/14/2013 | Todd Starnes
    A 19-year veteran of the Air Force said he was relieved of his duties after he disagreed with his openly gay commander when she wanted to severely punish an instructor who had expressed religious objections to homosexuality. “I was relieved of my position because I don’t agree with my commander’s position on gay marriage,” Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Monk told Fox News. “We’ve been told that if you publicly say that homosexuality is wrong, you are in violation of Air Force policy.”
  • Russia's treatment of gays comparable to Nazi Germany?

    08/07/2013 2:37:05 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 28 replies
    http://www.gopusas.com ^ | August 7, 2013
    In a broad-ranging interview on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama addressed Russia's recently passed anti-gay laws by saying he has "no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender persons in ways that intimidate them or are harmful to them."
  • Why Russia Turned Against The Gays

    08/02/2013 2:37:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 08/02/2013 | Miriam Elder
    Three months before Russia’s parliament unanimously passed a federal law banning the propaganda of “non-traditional relationships” — that is, same-sex ones — the bill’s sponsor went on the country’s most respected interview show to explain her reasoning. “Analyzing all the circumstances, and the particularity of territorial Russia and her survival…I came to the conclusion that if today we want to resolve the demographic crisis, we need to, excuse me, tighten the belt on certain moral values and information, so that giving birth and raising children become fully valued,” lawmaker Yelena Mizulina told Vladimir Posner, Russia’s Charlie Rose. Mizulina heads the...
  • Forget priests, let’s have some female NFL coaches

    08/02/2013 10:55:30 AM PDT · by John David Powell · 13 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | Aug. 2, 2013 | John David Powell
    Since becoming the head guy in The Vatican (www.vatican.va/phome_en.htm), Pope Francis has pulled a bigger beach crowd than the Rolling Stones (www.rollingstones.com), walked through slums, and washed and kissed the feet of prisoners. He even slummed it on his flight out of Rio by talking with reporters covering his trip, but he didn’t wash or kiss their feet. And even though he came out and said it is not his place to judge a gay person who accepts the Lord and has goodwill, there are plenty of women who think he should have said something for the ladies in the...
  • Court to Decide if Lawyers Can Block Gays From Juries

    07/29/2013 4:17:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/29/13 | ADAM LIPTAK
    WASHINGTON — Last month’s Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage were major gay rights victories. But countless questions about the legal rights of gay men and lesbians remain. Here’s one: May gays be excluded from juries on account of their sexual orientation? The federal appeals court in California will soon decide the issue, which turns out to be surprisingly knotty. It arose at the 2011 trial of an antitrust fight between two giant drug companies. After a potential juror appeared to reveal that he was gay, a lawyer for Abbott Laboratories used a peremptory strike — one that does not...
  • DNR makes string of (homosexual) public indecency arrests in Clark County (IN)

    07/22/2013 5:18:56 PM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    News & Tribune ^ | July 15, 2013 | GARY POPP
    Four men were arrested in less than three hours Friday in Clark State Forest and two men were arrested near Falls of the Ohio State Park a week ago. . . Soon after one of the undercover officers sat on a piece of driftwood on a trail about 1 p.m. July 9, he was approached by Samuel Elmore, 64, of Louisville. Spainhour said the men were initially engaged in a conversation about the weather and how secluded the area was. “After a very brief conversation, Mr. Elmore reached up the shorts of our officer and attempted to touch the genitalia...
  • Have You Noticed That Radical Muslims and Gays Are Both Controlled By Their Sex Drives?

    07/20/2013 11:31:18 AM PDT · by pinochet · 26 replies
    The human sex drive is the third most powerful force that exists in human beings, after thirst and hunger. Human beings need to quench their thirst and quell their hunger, in order to sustain human life. God gave human beings a very powerful sex drive, so that it may be used to bring new life into this world. But the devil can pervert this wonderful drive that God gave humans to enable them to bring beautiful babies into this world, and use it to destroy human life and human culture. Radical Muslims are willing to strap bombs to themselves and...
  • Social Security starts accepting same-sex marriage claims

    07/12/2013 1:16:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 121 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 12, 2013 | Erik Wasson
    The Social Security Administration announced Friday that it would begin accepting benefit claims related to same-sex marriage. The Supreme Court in June found the heart of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to be unconstitutional. It ruled that the federal government cannot treat same-sex marriages approved by some states any differently than heterosexual marriages. The ruling affects more than 1,000 federal regulations affecting everything from tax breaks to entitlement benefits. Prior to the ruling, an individual in a same-sex marriage was unable to claim survivor benefits from Social Security when a spouse died and a couple was unable to claim...