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  • Gates, Gays, and the Boy Scouts

    05/24/2015 5:34:53 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/24/2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The soul of a bureaucrat Robert Gates has long been surrounded by men in uniform, first as secretary of defense, now as president of the Boy Scouts of America. His time at DoD coincided with the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on homosexual soldiers — a repeal effectively imposed by the courts — and as the leader of the Boy Scouts he is calling for a repeal of that organization’s policy banning homosexual adults from serving as troop leaders or in other leadership roles. Gates, whose likeness appears in Webster’s with the entry for “bureaucrat,” says that...
  • Why that Gay Marriage Study Was Faked

    05/23/2015 6:36:56 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 5-22-15 | Ian Tuttle
    The health of a democratic polity depends in no small part on the generousness of its civic discourse — that is, opposing sides ought to give one another the benefit of the doubt. If same-sex marriage proponents allowed that same-sex marriage opponents might, just might, be motivated by something other than animal hatred, we might be able to reach solutions that balance the competing interests unavoidably present in any political body. But our discourse is growing increasingly ungenerous. We ought not be surprised when the result is less debate and more dishonesty and coercion. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/418811/why-gay-marriage-study-was-faked-and-why-we-should-expect-more-it-ian-tuttle
  • Are gays ‘born that way’? Most Americans now say yes, but science says no

    05/21/2015 8:09:52 AM PDT · by xzins · 66 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 20, 2015
    HOMOSEXUALITYWed - 4:29 pm EST Homosexuality , Poll PRINCETON, NJ, May 20, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- For the first time, a majority of Americans say that homosexuals are "born that way." According to the latest Gallup poll, 51 percent of Americans say that people are born gay or lesbian, while only 30 percent say outside factors such as upbringing and environment determine sexual orientation. However, science would not bear that out. No fewer than eight major studies from around the world have found homosexuality is not a genetic condition. Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council says that these numerous, rigorous...
  • Groundbreaking Study on Shifting Attitudes Toward Gays Used Faked Data

    05/20/2015 11:13:37 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Slate ^ | May 20, 2015 | Mark Joseph Stern
    In December, I wrote a post about a groundbreaking new study published in Science,which had profound implications for the gay rights movement. The study’s researchers claimed that a mere 20-minute conversation about the importance of marriage equality could convince same-sex marriage opponents to support gay rights. People who spoke with straight canvassers demonstrated a slight boost in tolerance;those who spoke with gay canvassers demonstrated—and retained—an even more significant boost in support for gay rights.Does that sound too good to be true? It was. The study was co-authored by Donald Green, a professor of political science at Columbia University,and Michael J....
  • Judaism's Sexual Revolution: Why Judaism (and then Christianity) Rejected Homosexuality

    05/21/2015 6:18:24 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    orthodoxytoday.org ^ | Dennis Prager
    When Judaism demanded that all sexual activity be channeled into marriage, it changed the world. The Torah's prohibition of non-marital sex quite simply made the creation of Western civilization possible. Societies that did not place boundaries around sexuality were stymied in their development. The subsequent dominance of the Western world can largely be attributed to the sexual revolution initiated by Judaism and later carried forward by Christianity. This revolution consisted of forcing the sexual genie into the marital bottle. It ensured that sex no longer dominated society, heightened male-female love and sexuality (and thereby almost alone created the possibility of...
  • Major Gay Marriage Study Was Fabricated, Author Admits

    05/20/2015 2:45:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/20/15 | Blake Neff
    A study purporting to show that people’s views on gay marriage could change simply by meeting gay people has been retracted following revelations that its data was fabricated.The study was published last December in Science, and prior to publication drew a great deal of attention from the American media. Vox, for instance, described the findings in the study as “kind of miraculous.” As it turns out, that’s exactly what they were, because they were apparently made up.According to the study, people from communities hostile to gay marriage could have their opinions shift dramatically after spending just a few minutes speaking...
  • We need to take deadly force off table (barf alert)

    05/18/2015 5:08:13 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 34 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 16 may 2015 | Emily Mills
    I didn't envy Ismael Ozanne in the least when he took the podium for his news conference this last Tuesday. The Dane County district attorney looked visibly nervous, dabbing sweat from his face several times over the course of the long, detailed speech that led to his eventual rationale for and decision not to press criminal charges against Madison police officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of biracial teenager Tony Robinson. Ozanne is himself biracial, his mother a black woman who was involved in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the Freedom Summer of 1964. Ozanne become the first...
  • Amtrak engineer a homosexual and therefore protected by the American media?

    05/17/2015 8:30:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 115 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/17/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The engineer of the death train was a homosexual and a gay activist who “liked several LGBTI pages on Facebook,” a gay news site. “The engineer who was involved in Tuesday night’s Amtrak train crash is Brandon Bostian,” says gaystarnews.com. Interesting now is how the media are equivocating and blaming those old meanies, the Republicans. One site commenter to the outing of this 32 year old engineer says, “the fact is a gay activist is untouchable in the main stream media. Once his sexual preference came out, the story started changing and the blame will go towards needing more money...
  • Obama: I'll Commemorate Sunday as ‘International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia’

    05/16/2015 6:43:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 165 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 16, 2015 | Staff
    Paste your docume(CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama issued a statement on Saturday indicating that he and First Lady Michelle Obama would commemorate this Sunday as "the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia." In the statement, the preisdent said he is working to "address the specific needs of transgender persons." Here is the president's statement : Michelle and I join our fellow Americans and others around the world in commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia tomorrow, May 17. We take this opportunity to reaffirm that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights are human rights, to celebrate the dignity...
  • QUOTAS KILL? Philly Death-Train Engineer Was Dubiously-Qualified 32-y.o. Gay Rights Activist

    05/14/2015 2:03:33 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 89 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Was this kid pushed up the ladder to fill some quota?  Merely because he had the right fruit-factor? We already know that Barack Obama has politicized every damn government agency he could find -be it IRS, DHS, or Park Service- utilizing them to inflict his nuttier-than-sqirrel-poop agenda on us all, punish enemies, and reward political/financial supporters... but do you recall Amtrak's recent (silly and funded with your tax dollars)  gay-outreach program...? As if riding the train is somehow different for these people- can't just sit back and enjoy the view like everybody else. As with other valuable voting blocks, it...
  • Texas Republicans could take new stand on same-sex marriage(to defy gay rights courts)

    05/12/2015 7:06:48 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 59 replies
    aol news ^ | May 12th 2015 | PAUL J. WEBER
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Racing both a U.S. Supreme Court decision on gay marriage and legislative deadlines, Texas Republicans pushed ahead Tuesday toward putting the state at the forefront of resistance if same-sex weddings are ruled constitutional. Nearly every Republican in the Texas House is backing a measure that would prohibit state and local officials from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Less than three weeks remain in Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's first session, and the bill must clear the House by midnight Thursday to advance. If signed by Abbott, the bill would aim to defy the Supreme Court if...
  • Obama: Churches Should Focus More On Poverty Instead Of Abortion And Gay Marriage

    05/12/2015 3:18:56 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 76 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 12,2015 | Charles Spiering
    President Obama suggested that people of faith should focus more on helping the poor, instead of focusing on divisive issues such as gay marriage and abortion. President Obama suggested that people of faith should focus more on helping the poor, instead of focusing on divisive issues such as gay marriage and abortion.
  • Auburn woman files federal case against homosexuals

    05/06/2015 4:38:30 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 42 replies
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | 5/6/15 | Lori Pilger
    An Auburn woman calling herself an ambassador for God and his son, Jesus Christ, filed a federal lawsuit Friday against all homosexuals. Sylvia Driskell, 66, said in the suit that she is petitioning the U.S. District Court of Omaha to be heard "in the matter of homosexuality. Is homosexuality a sin, or not a sin?" In a seven-page letter framed as a lawsuit, she cited Bible passages that described homosexuality as an abomination and against nature, and she said never before has the nation or the state been "besiege(d) by sin." "Will all the judges of this nation judge God...
  • The Paradox of Dogma: How the Left Is Crippling Itself

    05/05/2015 11:45:16 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    The Federalist.com ^ | 4/29/2015 | Robert Tracinski
    If you try to shut down public debate, is this a way of ensuring that you win—or an admission that you have already lost? The question seems relevant today, because the most remarkable characteristic of our current national debate is that one side wants desperately to stamp it out whenever it occurs. Recently, for example, a gay New York businessman had the temerity to sponsor a “fireside chat” with Republican presidential candidate and arch-conservative Ted Cruz. He was, of course, required to repent the error, calling it “a terrible mistake” to actually talk to a politician who disagrees with him...
  • ‘Too many end in suicide’: The dark history of gender ‘reassignment’

    05/04/2015 11:57:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 56 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/4/15 | Walt Heyer
    May 4, 2015 (ThePublicDiscourse.com) -- Bruce Jenner and Diane Sawyer could benefit from a history lesson. I know, because I suffered through “sex change” surgery and lived as a woman for eight years. The surgery fixed nothing—it only masked and exacerbated deeper psychological problems.The beginnings of the transgender movement have gotten lost today in the push for transgender rights, acceptance, and tolerance. If more people were aware of the dark and troubled history of sex-reassignment surgery, perhaps we wouldn’t be so quick to push people toward it.The setting for the first transgender surgeries (mostly male-to-female) was in university-based clinics, starting in the...
  • Is Gay Marriage a Trojan Horse Within the Military?

    05/04/2015 9:03:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/04/2015 | Lee Culpepper
    A stable of Trojan horses is pulling the president’s carriage toward the fundamental transformation of America. And the symbolism of the Greek pillars from the 2008 Democratic Convention seems to grow clearer than most of us want to acknowledge.The Supreme Court will soon rule on same-sex marriages, but the U.S. military has already received its marching orders. It’s just bizarre that a record number of senior officers have been dismissed for adultery and similar misconduct when the uncomfortable truth about same-sex marriage is that monogamous nuptials are not the objective. According to a 2010 article in the New York Times,...
  • Gay activists claim redefining marriage won’t hurt anyone, but that’s a lie. Just ask Canadians.

    05/01/2015 1:05:09 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 45 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/1/15 | Dawn Stefanowicz
    May 1, 2015 (ThePublicDiscourse.com) -- I am one of six adult children of gay parents who recently filed amicus briefs with the US Supreme Court, asking the Court to respect the authority of citizens to keep the original definition of marriage: a union between one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others, so that children may know and may be raised by their biological parents. I also live in Canada, where same-sex marriage was federally mandated in 2005.I am the daughter of a gay father who died of AIDS. I described my experiences in my book: Out From...
  • ‘It’s going to be an issue’: Obama admin admits that gay ‘marriage’ threatens religious liberty

    04/30/2015 7:22:48 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/29/15 | Albert Mohler
    April 29, 2015 (AlbertMohler.com) -- “It is … it is going to be an issue.” With those words, spoken yesterday before the Supreme Court of the Unites States, the Solicitor General of the United States announced that religious liberty is directly threatened by the legalization of same-sex marriage. Donald Verrili, representing the Obama Administration as the nation’s highest court considered again the issue of same-sex marriage, was responding to a question from Justice Samuel Alito. His answer confirms with candor the threat we have long seen coming.Back in 2005, long before the movement to legalize same-sex marriage had gained cultural...
  • Nazi Gays in North Carolina

    04/29/2015 5:53:37 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/29/15 | Tim Dunkin
    It is time for decent everyday Americans to stand up and oppose this new Nazi menace before it takes us down the path traveled in the 1930s The events of recent months have emboldened the Gaystapo to plumb new depths of depravity. Not content with having the laws of the various States overturned by unelected federal judges for the benefit of the sexual lifestyle choices of a tiny minority, nor with the increasing persecution of business owners acting on their own deeply held personal beliefs, the radical gay activists have upped the ante against those who disagree with them. In...
  • The Totalitarianism of the Gay Rights Movement

    04/26/2015 8:04:16 PM PDT · by VinL · 20 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/26/2015 | Erick Erickson
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)supports real marriage. He is opposed by gay rights activists who are more and more showing themselves to be little despots. Cruz spoke at the home of Ian Reisner who is both gay and supports homosexual marriage. The gaystapo has decreed that Mr. Reisner’s businesses must be boycotted. He dared to associate with a conservative. Consequently, Mr. Reisner, to protect his business interests in New York, has been forced to apologize for having an untouchable in his home. The totalitarianism of the gay rights movement is on display more and more. A pizza restauranteur doesn’t want to...
  • CDC Official: We’re Seeing ‘Epidemic of Syphilis’ Among Gay Men

    04/25/2015 11:38:15 AM PDT · by xzins · 141 replies
    CNS ^ | April 23, 2015 | Penny Starr
    A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official cited an “epidemic” of syphilis among homosexual men during an event Thursday by a lobbying group pushing for an increase in federal funding for sexually transmitted disease prevention from $157 million to $212 million. “We’re also seeing what we are calling pretty much an epidemic of syphilis among men who have sex with men – that really started in the early – 2000, 2002, but we’ve seen a dramatic increase since 2008,” Dr. Gail Bolan, director of CDC’s Division of STD Prevention, said at a briefing by the National Coalition of STD...
  • Former Lesbian: Ministries That Help People Leave Homosexuality Could Soon Become Illegal [America?]

    04/24/2015 5:35:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 24, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    Former Lesbian: Ministries That Help People Leave Homosexuality Could Soon Become Illegal April 24, 2015 By Melanie Hunter Janet Boynes, the author of “Called Out” and founder of Janet Boynes Ministries, told the C-SPAN audience on Friday that soon ministries like hers, which help people exit homosexuality, will become illegal thanks to the efforts of the homosexual lobby. “Those who seek help to leave the life of homosexuality may soon discover that there is no longer any help out there,” she said. “Homosexual activists and their homosexual attorneys are pushing to ban any type of ministries such as Janet Boynes...
  • Defense Secretary: 10,400 Male Troops Subjected to 'Unwanted Sexual Contact' Last Year

    04/23/2015 10:47:47 AM PDT · by PROCON · 57 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | April 23, 2015 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told a group of ROTC cadets on Wednesday that sexual assault is a "particular challenge and a particular disgrace" to the U.S. military. He noted that last year, far more men (10,400) than women (8,500) "experienced unwanted sexual contact." "We've made some progress," Carter said. "We seem to have seen some decrease in the estimated number of assaults, and we seem to have seen some increase in those reporting an assault."But, last year, we estimated that at least 18,900 servicemembers -- 10,400 men and 8,500 women -- experienced unwanted sexual contact." Carter added that...
  • How not surprising: Top 'gay' charged with raping boy (high # of pedophiles who are homosexual)

    04/22/2015 7:33:23 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 47 replies
    WND ^ | November 21, 2014 | Matt Barber
    Terrance Patrick Bean greets President Obama, as Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber looks on. “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...
  • History tied to the rack to justify homosexual marriage (Some just ignore history)

    04/21/2015 6:05:08 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 18 replies
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | RedState
    One of the most damning traits of the left, a trait that would actually be humorous were it not so pernicious, is the attempt to frame whatever fad they wish to inflict upon the rest of us as a “reinterpretation” of history where “manufactured out of whole cloth” would be a better description. The underlying impulse here is two-fold. First, they try to gaslight you into believing that they are describing the way things have always been. Secondly, it is a re-emergence of the political version of the ancient Christian heresy of gnosticism, i.e. of having special knowledge. The first...
  • Former School Police Officer Hired To Protect Students Raped 22 Boys Instead

    04/18/2015 2:20:27 PM PDT · by Ken H · 82 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | April 18, 2015 | n/a
    Former Pittsburgh school police officer Robert Lellock has been arrested and charged with raping 22 male students he was hired to protect. A federal lawsuit notes that school officials should have known about the abuse, as Lellock was frequently taking boys out of the classroom to rape them in a janitor’s closet. According to the Tribune-Review, Robert Lellock worked for the Pittsburgh public school system as a school police officer where he repeatedly sexually abused at least 22 boys. One victim claims that Lellock removed him from class at least two dozen times to rape him in a janitor’s closet....
  • Teens shocked by graphic content at anti-bullying conference (WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT)

    04/17/2015 12:04:10 PM PDT · by kingattax · 50 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Editor's note: WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT They thought the Iowa Governor’s Conference on LGBTQ Youth was about anti-bullying. Instead, about 1,000 teenagers from more than 100 Iowa communities were treated to a profanity-laced performance by a drag queen along with graphic conversations on oral sex and a transgender tutorial on how to make fake testicles. The April 3rd conference was sponsored by Iowa Safe Schools, a non-profit group that creates “safe and supportive schools” for LGBTQ young people. Some parents were furious about some of the sexually explicit comments from paid speakers – including a comedian who told the high school...
  • Colorado GOP Invites Snubbed Gay Group to Summit

    04/16/2015 9:57:50 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 9 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | April 17, 2015 03:16 UTC | Associated Press
    DENVER — The Colorado Republican Party has invited a gay GOP group that was barred from setting up a table at the Western Conservative Summit to share its booth. The Denver Post reports (http://goo.gl/06887P ) party Chairman Steve House announced the decision Thursday, the day after the Log Cabin Republicans were snubbed by summit organizers.
  • Involuntary Servitude Returns to America

    04/16/2015 3:06:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 4-16-15 | Jack Golbert
    A confession: Many years ago, I was an ultra-left liberal, a Marxist, in fact. As a newly minted attorney at law in New York, I joined the ACLU and volunteered serve as one of their lawyers. About six weeks later, they asked me to represent an American Nazi accused of inciting to riot. I refused. They were mightily put off, horrified in fact. They remonstrated. “But he has a right to counsel.” I said, “Maybe so, but he doesn’t have a right to me. I’m protected by the Thirteenth Amendment.” (The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary...
  • Michigan Shop owner will deny ‘openly gay’ customers

    04/16/2015 9:45:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Wood TV ^ | 04/16/2015 | By Leon Hendrix
    GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — The owner of a Grandville auto repair shop says he won’t hesitate “to refuse service to an openly gay person or persons.” Brian Klawiter, the owner of Dieseltec on Ottawa Avenue in Grandville, posted the statement to his company’s Facebook page on Tuesday because he says the voices of those who have Christian, conservative values are often overshadowed by those who do not. “I want to have a voice about this,” Klawiter told 24 Hour News 8 Wednesday. “I want to be heard about this… It’s challenging to decide to say I’m on the opposing side...
  • Analysis: What went wrong in the ‘Religious Freedom’ fight in Indiana and Arkansas?

    04/14/2015 6:04:22 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews/MassResistance ^ | 4/13/15 | Brian Camenker & Amy Contrada
    April 13, 2015 (MassResistance.org) - The mainstream pro-family movement continues to be its own worst enemy. Back in October we wrote an article, “How the pro-family movement helped spread “gay marriage” across America.” It turns out there were more failures to come.The recent surrender on the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA) bills by the Governors of Indiana and Arkansas can be directly tied to the myriad bad decisions and compromises by well-meaning pro-family groups and individuals, who are sorely overmatched by the homosexual lobby in strategy, tactics, and funding.RFRA Recap: Arizona, Indiana, Arkansas Last month the Indiana legislature passed a rather bland RFRA...
  • It looks like he “judged” after all! (Pope Francis ‘refuses’ gay French ambassador)

    04/10/2015 2:34:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | April 10, 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The MSM took what the Pope said on the airplane (about a homosexual who is trying to live a holy life), that is, “Who am I to judge?” and ran with only half the story, giving the impression that Pope Francis approved of some way of homosexual acts.Wrong.  HEREThis Pope is not a liberal when it comes to doctrine.  He doesn’t think that homosexual sex is okay.I have been saying for a couple years now that when liberals figure that out, they will turn on Francis.I read this today at the Telegraph: Pope Francis ‘refuses’ gay French ambassadorPope Francis’ reputation...
  • This evangelist asked a gay bakery to make a traditional marriage cake. Now he may face charges.

    04/10/2015 12:33:57 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 72 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/9/15 | Kirsten Andersen
    April 9, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Joshua Feuerstein was just trying to make a point. Now, he may face legal action, as a bakery that refused to provide him with a cake opposing same-sex “marriage” threatens to sue him for taking their conversation public. The bakery owner is also threatening to press charges related to the recording of the phone call. In the wake of heated national debate over whether business owners should have the right to refuse to participate in same-sex “weddings” that violate their religious beliefs, Feuerstein, an internet evangelist, decided to see if pro-gay business owners would give...
  • Bakeries Can Refuse Bible Verses on Cakes, But Not Gay Weddings, Colorado Decides

    04/07/2015 7:44:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/07/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    A bakery in Colorado will not be punished for refusing to bake a cake requested by a Christian activist that included quotes from the Bible denouncing homosexuality. Azucar Bakery in Denver was found not guilty of discrimination by the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Regulatory Agencies when it refused to make a cake requested by Christian activist Bill Jack. In comments sent to The Christian Post on Sunday, Jack denounced the decision by the Civil Rights Division and its use of the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act. "Colorado prosecuted Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop for bringing his Christian faith to...
  • Boycott Iran, Not Indiana

    04/07/2015 10:30:20 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 7, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Hypocrisy: Those boycotting Indiana over gay wedding pizzas have no problem doing business with an Iran that hangs gays, stones women and wants to wipe Jews off the face of the Earth. And the Hoosier State doesn't even want nukes. Righteous, if somewhat selective, indignation is a hallmark of liberals, whether ensconced in Congress or corporate America, currently up in arms over the version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) enacted in Indiana and allegedly giving business owners a license to discriminate against gays. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and potential presidential contender Carly Fiorina punctured Apple CEO Tim Cook's balloon...
  • The Church of the Left

    04/03/2015 6:44:56 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 4-3-15 | Yuval Levin
    (Snip) They [Christian small business owners]are in this sense more like religious believers under compulsion in a society with an established church than like believers denied the freedom to exercise their religion. Liberals are in this respect right to say they’re not trying to kill religious liberty. They’re trying to take it back to something like the form it had in the Anglo-American world when the Anglo-American world had a formal state religion—except now the state religion is supposed to be progressive liberalism. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/416421/church-left-yuval-levin
  • RFRA has created dueling GoFundMe campaigns in Indiana (Memories Pizza $555K LGBTQ $3K)

    04/03/2015 9:11:25 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 89 replies
    WISHTV.com (Indianapolis) ^ | 04/03/2015 | Staff Reports
    The Indiana Youth Group had a campaign established to raise funds that is in direct response to the Memories Pizza campaign. As of Friday morning, they had raised $2,700. (Photo courtesy of http://www.gofundme.com/qpkabg) INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The state of Indiana is watching dueling GoFundMe campaigns after the firestorm of RFRA.One was established for Memories Pizza and the other for LGBT youth in Indiana.Memories Pizza is the Indiana pizza shop whose owners said their religious beliefs wouldn’t allow them to cater a gay wedding.Their GoFundMe site, benefiting the restaurant had raised more than $550,000 as of Friday morning.The Indiana Youth Group had a campaign established to raise...
  • Memories Pizzeria Co-Owner: "We Will Re-Open"

    04/03/2015 7:08:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 156 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 3, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Crystal O’Connor, whose family owns Memories Pizzeria, in Walkerton, IN, vowed that the store will re-open despite the backlash it has faced on Thursday’s “Cavuto” on the Fox Business Network.
  • Within One Day Over 13,00 REAL AMERICANS Stand Up For Christianity With Almost $400,000

    04/02/2015 6:57:19 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 84 replies
    Self | April 2, 2015 | Self(vanity)
    Thank God for Americans who are sick and tired of being bullied by the left, the gays, and all of the other misfits in our society created by Jews and Christians who wanted freedom from the intolerance of their birthplaces...br>our birthplace of perfect freedom has been taken over by absolutely intolerant "Progressives" who are basically TYRANTS IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING!!!!
  • Response to a Young Gay Man, and Being Made to Care

    04/02/2015 7:19:34 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 39 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/2/15 | Steve Berman
    To the young gay man who shared so openly and clearly on RedState:  thank you.  It’s refreshing to see someone willing to engage in real debate without invective, accusations, and straw men.  That’s a rare event these days, and it deserves recognition and encouragement. That being said, beyond encouragement, such a heartfelt diary deserves a response.  And the response must be just as clear, open, and free from the trash talk filling our culture war—I will endeavor to do so. First, your grandfather is like most people in America who live outside major cities.  The gay (when I say “gay” I...
  • Gay Totalitarianism and the Coming Persecution of Christians (Zmirak)

    04/01/2015 11:21:26 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 70 replies
    Stream.org ^ | April 1, 2015 | John Zmirak
    Hatred of the Gospel is boiling over into the vilification of Christians. State violence won't be far behind, history teaches. The full force of the federal, state and local governments will soon be turned against defenders of biblical Christianity. Will we resist or collaborate? If you have been following mass media over the past few days, you will have learned from an economist at the U.S. Department of Labor that defenders of religious freedom are “Nazis.” Take a moment to ponder that assertion. Roll it around in your head for a while. You’ll be hearing a lot more fighting words...
  • The Left wages total war and then plays victim

    04/01/2015 3:21:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 31, 2015 | Timothy P. Carney
    On one side is the CEO of the world's largest company, the president of the United States and a growing chunk of the Fortune 500. On the other side is a solo wedding photographer in New Mexico, a 70-year-old grandma florist in Washington and a few bakers. One side wants the state to conscript the religious businesswomen and men into participating in ceremonies that violate their beliefs. The other side wants to make it possible for religious people to live their own lives according to their consciences. Yet somehow, the Left and most of the mainstream press paint the current...
  • BOOM! Newt Gingrich SLAMS opposition of Indiana RFRA law as nothing but a LYNCH MOB

    04/01/2015 2:06:10 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 30 replies
    therightscoop.com ^ | 4/1/2015 | Right Scoop
    Everyone should take note, because THIS is how you respond to the radical left screaming about Indiana’s RFRA law. Not only does he defend Mike Pence on HuffPost Live, he calls the opposition a lynch mob and won’t back down when challenged. He also hits back at the louder voices condemning the law over their selective moral outrage and blatant hypocrisy:
  • Arkansas governor: Bill needs changes before I sign it

    04/01/2015 8:55:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | April 1, 2015 | Eric Bander
    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that he does not plan to sign the version of the religious freedom bill that currently sits on his desk and called on the state legislature to make changes before sending it back to him. Hutchinson, who called the issue "divisive" and cited his own son as an example of someone urging him to veto the bill, made the announcement during a Little Rock press conference Wednesday morning. The Arkansas House on Tuesday approved a religious freedom measure that mirrors the one Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law in Indiana -- sparking outrage...
  • Is Indiana Protecting Discrimination?

    04/01/2015 4:10:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    National Review.com ^ | April 1,2015 | Josh Blackman
    Last week, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana signed into law the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Almost immediately, an uproar ensued, claiming that the law was discriminatory — that it provided a license for businesses to discriminate against gay and lesbian customers. Entirely lost in this kerfuffle has been the simple fact that the Indiana law is modeled on the 1993 federal law of the same name, and that counterparts have been adopted in 19 other states.
  • Indiana Democrats call for repeal of religious freedom law

    03/31/2015 4:08:45 PM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    FOX 59 ^ | March 31, 2015 | Matt Adams
    Indiana Democratic leaders—and the White House—responded Tuesday to the ongoing controversy surrounding Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act and Gov. Mike Pence’s call for legislation to “clarify” the law. Speaking at the Statehouse Tuesday afternoon, House Minority Leader Scott Pelath (D-Michigan City) and Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) called for a repeal of the law.
  • (Pat) Haden (USC-AD) skips Indiana meeting because of religious-freedom law [ed]

    03/31/2015 3:45:06 PM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    AP ^ | March 31, 2015 | Staff
    Southern California athletic director Pat Haden will not attend the College Football Playoff selection committee meeting in Indianapolis this week because of a new Indiana religious-freedom law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. Haden posted on Twitter at (at)ADHadenUSC: "I am the proud father of a gay son. In his honor, I will not be attending the CFP committee meeting in Indy this week. (hash)EmbraceDiversity."
  • Questions For Indiana’s Critics

    03/31/2015 6:13:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 30, 2015 | Ross Douthat
    I know that I should say something about the backlash and debate over Indiana’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, but it’s been hard to come up with something that I didn’t already say in my column when it was Arizona’s variation on the same law, vetoed under pressure, that was in the news. That column made the case that the only remaining question in the same-sex marriage “debate” was what kind of space, if any, an ascendant cultural liberalism would leave to Americans with traditional views on what constitutes a marriage; that the correlation of forces (corporate now...
  • Indiana: The Holy War of the Left

    03/31/2015 6:35:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    American Conservative ^ | March 31, 2015 | Rod Dreher
    Today’s Indianapolis Star front page uses the headline approach usually reserved for war. Because that’s what this is: culture war, and the mainstream media, as a vital part of the progressive movement, is waging total war for a cause they believe is holy. I’m not exaggerating. To most of the media, there is no other side in the gay marriage debate, or on anything to do with gay rights. There is only Good and Evil. And so we have the spectacle of a moral panic that makes a party that is a chief beneficiary of the First Amendment — a...
  • Online poll: Do you support the Indiana bill allowing business owners to reject LGBT customers?

    03/31/2015 8:51:54 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 49 replies
    Fox 59 ^ | 3/31/2015 | Fox 59
    The Governor of Indiana supports a bill that will give business owners the freedom to turn away LGBT customers. Do you support this bill? 61% No, I do not. What's next...denying someone service because you don't like their hairstyle? 32% Yes, I do support it wholeheartedly 7% What is LGBT?