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  • Ben Carson apologizes for comments on gay people

    03/04/2015 5:06:22 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 79 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 03/04/2015 | Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN)Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson apologized for commenting Wednesday that prisoners' changes after they leave jail proves being gay is a choice, but said that the science is still murky on the issue. In a statement, Carson said he "realized that my choice of language does not reflect fully my heart on gay issues." "I do not pretend to know how every individual came to their sexual orientation. I regret that my words to express that concept were hurtful and divisive. For that I apologize unreservedly to all that were offended," he added. 
  • Mormon church backs Utah LGBT anti-discrimination bill

    03/04/2015 5:45:46 PM PST · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | March 4, 2015 | Michelle L. Price
    Utah lawmakers introduced a landmark bill Wednesday that bars discrimination against gay and transgender individuals while protecting the rights of religious groups and individuals. The measure has a rare stamp of approval from the Mormon church and stands a high chance of passing in Utah, where the church is based and many state lawmakers and the Republican governor are members of the faith.
  • Watchdog Group Releases Anti-Christian-Bigotry Map

    03/04/2015 4:37:12 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 3 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 3/2/2015 | Matt Barber
    See Map Here: http://www.afa.net/bigotrymap In 2007, and with that same nauseating arrogance that has come to define him, then presidential candidate Barack Obama duplicitously quipped, “I am absolutely convinced that culture wars are just so ’90s. Their days are growing dark.” Dark, indeed. America’s soon-to-be cultural-Marxist-in-chief would then spend the greater part of a decade waging war against our nation’s Judeo-Christian culture and heritage at levels, and in ways, unseen in our storied history. Today, his anti-Christian crusade continues unabated. In fact, and with less than two years left to complete his baleful conspiracy, this neo-pagan extremist has begun to...
  • A Child of Gay Parents Writes to Justice Kennedy

    03/03/2015 8:50:19 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 16 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 27 2015 | Katy Faust
    Dear Justice Kennedy, June is nigh, and with it will comes your ruling on the most contentious political issue of our time: marriage. I write because I am one of many children with gay parents who believe we should protect marriage. I believe you were right when, during the Proposition 8 deliberations, you said “the voice of those children [of same-sex parents] is important.” I’d like to explain why I think redefining marriage would actually serve to strip these children of their most fundamental rights. It’s very difficult to speak about this subject, because I love my mom. Most of...
  • Why Our Children Don’t Think There Are Moral Facts

    03/03/2015 12:09:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 2, 2015 | JUSTIN P. MCBRAYER
    What would you say if you found out that our public schools were teaching children that it is not true that it’s wrong to kill people for fun or cheat on tests? Would you be surprised? I was. As a philosopher, I already knew that many college-aged students don’t believe in moral facts. While there are no national surveys quantifying this phenomenon, philosophy professors with whom I have spoken suggest that the overwhelming majority of college freshman in their classrooms view moral claims as mere opinions that are not true or are true only relative to a culture. What I...
  • Texas lawmaker married five times files error-filled complaint against gay marriage

    03/03/2015 9:29:49 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 19 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3/3/15 | Dylan Baddour
    A Tea Party lawmaker erred last week when he filed a handwritten complaint against the judge who permitted Texas' first same-sex marriage. State Rep. Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington, a veteran groom with five marriages under his belt, called out the wrong judge and made a flawed assertion of Texas law
  • OPEN HOUSE

    02/26/2015 12:23:06 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 9 replies
    wesleyan.edu ^ | 02/26/15 | wesleyan.edu
    (LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM) communities and for people of sexually or gender dissident communities. The goals of Open House include generating interest in a celebration of queer life from the social to the political to the academic. Open House works to create a Wesleyan community that appreciates the variety and vivacity of gender, sex and sexuality.
  • Activist group targets Cruz on Obama order protecting gays in federal workforce

    02/25/2015 6:05:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The San Antonio Express-News' Texas Politics ^ | February 25, 2015 | Kevin Diaz
    As Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and other Republican lawmakers battle the Obama administration on his executive orders on immigration, a national gay rights group is targeting the potential 2016 presidential candidate over another executive order protecting gays and lesbians from discrimination in the federal workforce. The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, on Wednesday released a comprehensive research report on Cruz that highlights his record on gay rights. Cruz, who is addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington Thursday, is an outspoken opponent of same sex marriage. With...
  • LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM? Housing for 15 Alternative Sexualities Is OK, but Men-Only Fraternities Are Not

    02/25/2015 6:58:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/25/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    Campus housing specifically for 15 alternative sexualities, including sadomasochists, is acceptable, but fraternities that just allow men are not, at Wesleyan University. Wesleyan University housing has an option for students who want to live with others identifying with one of 15 categories — LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM. The university's inclusiveness excludes, however, male-only fraternities. Delta Kappa Epsilon sued Wesleyan University after the liberal arts college ordered all of its fraternities to admit women, charging sexual discrimination and false and deceptive practices. Wesleyan, a Connecticut college, was founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church and named after 18th century evangelical theologian John Wesley, but is...
  • How Bad Ideology Destroys Good TV: Why the hit TV show 'Glee' Crashed and Burned

    02/25/2015 7:11:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/25/2015 | Spencer Klavan
    So I was watching Glee the other day (yes I watch Glee, okay?!), and man has that show jumped the shark. It’s frustrating, because Glee went down in flames the way a lot of good shows do: it got too busy constructing a leftist fantasyland to tell a decent story. It’s another victim of what I like to call “liberal backslide.”Bear with me here for a second. I realize Glee was never an elegant allegory of fiscal conservatism. And no one could claim that it ever had an ironclad grip on reality. The show takes place in an underfunded Ohio...
  • Christian florist: Why I can’t agree to provide service to gay weddings [Watch Video]

    02/25/2015 6:51:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/25/2015 | AllahPundit
    She’s soft-spoken, has 23 grandkids, professes love for the gay customer who tried to hire her for his wedding and helped him find another florist when she politely declined (it was Washington’s AG, not the customer, who filed the discrimination complaint against her), and stands to lose her business and possibly her home if the state keeps coming after her for this. There may be more sympathetic spokesmen for religious freedom out there but offhand I can’t imagine one. The polling on whether businesses should be required by law to cater to gay weddings is mixed, but I wonder...
  • Lesbian News Commentator Open About Wanting Her Daughter To Be Gay

    02/25/2015 4:18:59 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 37 replies
    My News Press ^ | 2/23/2015 | Dominic Kelly
    Openly gay political commentator Sally Kohn says, in a new essay for The Washington Post, that she hopes her daughter is gay too, despite already being attracted to boys. Kohn, a well-known political commentator on networks like CNN and Fox News, says that like all parents who want their children to follow in their footsteps, she also has hoped that her daughter would turn out to be gay. Despite those wishes, however, Kohn says she’s already starting to notice that her six-year-old daughter is most likely straight and that leaves her a bit disappointed. “I live in the liberal bubble...
  • Giuliani Dives into Sewer with McCarthyist Tactics

    02/24/2015 6:36:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Falls Church News-Press ^ | February 24, 2015 | Wayne Besen
    Rudy Giuliani entered McCarthyist territory with his grotesque personal attack on President Barack Obama’s patriotism. Speaking to a hardcore Republican crowd, New York City’s former mayor said: “I know this is a horrible thing to say. But I do not believe that the president loves America.” Giuliani is 100% right, what he said was horrible, yet he said it anyway, which makes Giuliani a horrible human being. By uttering such defamatory words he instantly went from America’s Mayor to America’s Mooncalf. While Giuliani’s insults may have thrilled the Republican base, they turned out to be baseless. The New York Times...
  • Cardinal Dolan Must Step Down as Parade Grand Marshal

    02/24/2015 11:52:25 AM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 24, 2015 | MATTHEW HENNESSEY
    Now there can be no doubt—Timothy Cardinal Dolan has been played for a sucker by the organizers of the 2015 New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade. He must step down as Grand Marshal.According to reports, parade organizers are engaged in last-minute negotiations with city officials to allow additional Irish LGBT advocacy organizations to march in this year’s parade. Such groups had been prohibited from marching by a long-standing ban on explicitly political banners in the parade, a policy that also kept pro-life groups off Fifth Avenue.In September, the parade committee announced that a single group, OUT@NBCUniversal, would be allowed...
  • WH: We 'Welcome' Defense Secretary's Remarks About Transgenders Serving in Military

    02/24/2015 6:35:40 AM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Feb. 24, 2015 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The Obama White House says it welcomes comments by the new defense secretary about transgender people serving in the United States military. "I've seen the reports of Secretary (Ash) Carter's comments," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Monday. "I can tell you that the president agrees with the sentiment that all Americans who are qualified to serve should be able to serve. And for that reason, we here at the White House welcome the comments from the secretary of defense. "But in terms of -- of additional steps that the Department of Defense will take to...
  • Former NFL football player Michael Sam 'to join Dancing With The Stars season 20'

    02/24/2015 3:56:17 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 67 replies
    Dail Mail via Drudge ^ | 2/24/15 | Jennifer Pearson
    Michael Sam gained overnight fame by becoming the first openly gay football player to be drafted into the NFL. Now the 25-year-old Texan will show off his soft shoe by joining the celebrity contenders on season 20 of Dancing With The Stars, according to TMZ.
  • Message From a Pro Gay Marriage Heterosexual Republican

    02/23/2015 4:13:15 PM PST · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 23, 2015 | Christian Caballero
    Fellow Republicans, you are sadly mistaken if you believe that the results of the November 2014 elections are a sign from the American people that the coast is clear to continue operating as you have in the past. You should not read into the results as predictive of the 2016 presidential elections. If you want to avoid a very short-lived honeymoon at the top you will have to govern in accordance with the realities that exist in America today. One of those realities is that the prohibition of gay marriage is a form of discrimination that our court system is...
  • Three Political Notes on the Oscars (So Far)

    Three Political Notes on the Oscars (So Far) February 22, 2015 1) The host can’t stop stoking racial grievance. Great — exactly what America needs. 2) The idea that women don’t have equal rights in this country is a lie — a lie that, year after year, does harm. 3) Harry Belafonte is the opposite of a humanitarian: the loyal supporter of one of the most brutal dictatorships of our times, the Castro regime in Cuba, which has imprisoned, tortured, and killed thousands of innocent people. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/414223/three-political-notes-oscars-so-far-jay-nordlinger
  • 'I'm gay. And I want my kid to be gay too': MSNBC pundit

    02/22/2015 10:23:28 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Feb. 22, 2015 | BELINDA ROBINSON
    A 37-year-old gay mom is set to spark controversy after she said she'd be disappointed if her daughter grew up straight. Sally Kohn a political commentator who has appeared on CNN and MSNBC, describes herself as living in the 'liberal bubble of Park Slope, Brooklyn, where 'yuppies' want their kids to be happy. She said: 'I'm gay. And I want my kid to be gay, too.'
  • The Ultimate Wedding Giveaway

    02/22/2015 7:55:50 AM PST · by Alice in Wonderland · 4 replies
    The Ultimate Wedding Giveaway ^ | The Ultimate Wedding Giveaway
    THE SEARCH IS ON FOR THE 2015 ULTIMATE WEDDING GIVEAWAY COUPLE. They're throwing THE ULTIMATE WEDDING for one lucky couple in Marion County, Florida. Each of the eight couples submitted a video that can be viewed at the link below. The only gay couple is currently in the lead . . . because an agenda must be pushed.
  • Apple fires anti-gay lobbyist

    02/20/2015 5:32:30 AM PST · by massmike · 43 replies
    cultofmac.com ^ | 02/20/2015 | John Brownlee
    Under openly gay CEO Tim Cook, Apple has done a lot to forward gay rights. A year ago, the company stood up against homophobic legislation going through Arizona and organized a company-wide march in San Francisco’s annual gay pride parade. All in all, Apple’s one of the most gay-friendly companies you can work for. So here’s a shocker for you: When Apple figured out it had accidentally hired someone with a history of anti-gay activities, it quickly severed contact. The hire in question was Jay Love, a former politician Apple hired to lobby on its behalf to the Alabama state...
  • Tri-City Florist declines Settlement Offer [Arlene's Flowers]

    02/20/2015 2:12:22 PM PST · by steve86 · 72 replies
    KNDU Right Now ^ | Feb. 20, 2015
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Tri-Cities florist has declined state Attorney General Bob Ferguson's offer to settle a discrimination case involving flowers for a gay wedding. Barronelle Stutzman on Friday sent a letter to Ferguson rejecting his offer to settle the case by paying a $2,000 fine and agreeing to sell flowers to people planning gay weddings. Stutzman says in a press release that she continues to believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman. The 70-year-old Stutzman has earlier said she plans to appeal a judge's ruling that she broke a Washington state anti-discrimination law by...
  • What you need to know about The Walking Dead's gay character (Spoilers)

    02/18/2015 2:55:22 AM PST · by raybbr · 42 replies
    Sheknows.com ^ | 2/17/2015 | Michelle Carlbert
    After Robert Kirkman dropped hints on The Talking Dead that the show would be introducing its first gay male character, fans have been waiting for it to happen and it looks like it finally has. More: The Walking Dead — Tyreese plays protector and 13 other perfect moments In the most recent episode, Sasha and Maggie were sharing a special moment together, commiserating over the recent losses they suffered, when a strange man came out of the woods. His name is Aaron and, if the comic books are anything to go by, he is that gay character fans have been...
  • 50 percent of millennials believe gender exists as a spectrum

    02/16/2015 7:56:55 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 64 replies
    The Daily Targum ^ | 2-16-2015 | Katia Oltmann
    Zaneta Rago, the Director of Rutgers’ Social Justice Center, said that she was surprised there were not more millennials who believed that gender exists on a spectrum. “It's wonderful that approximately half of the respondents understood gender as a spectrum, but that means we're only half way there," she said. Daniella Anconetami, a School of Arts and Sciences first-year student, said that she believes in the gender spectrum. She said that she discovered that gender “wasn’t black and white” in high school, and said that her opinions about gender identity changed after meeting someone who was transgender in high school....
  • D.Axelrod helped Barack Obama get elected

    02/16/2015 11:33:02 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 17 replies
    WGNRADIO ^ | 1-16-15 | David Axelrod
    David Axelrod helped Barack Obama get elected to the Senate, and to the White House, so depending on your view point you can either thank him… or blame him. He joined our show this morning to talk about his new book Believer which explains why he still believes in the power of politics.
  • Are wealthy US foundations paying to suppress religious freedom?

    02/16/2015 8:50:06 AM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 2/13/15 | Kevin J. Jones
    New York City, N.Y., Feb 13, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA).- Questions are being raised over two U.S. foundations that have poured more than three million dollars into abortion rights, LGBT activist, and legal groups to push the message that exemptions based on religious beliefs are “un-American” and an abuse of liberty. The Arcus Foundation and the Ford Foundation have spent over $3 million in combined spending against religious liberty exemptions since 2013, according to a CNA review of tax forms and grant listings. John Lomperis of the Institute for Religion and Democracy – a D.C.-based ecumenical Christian think tank...
  • The Wacky World of Wu: The Tortured History of GamerGate’s Self-Styled Feminist Martyr

    02/14/2015 8:23:48 AM PST · by Salman · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Feb 2015 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    GamerGate is not a “transphobic” movement, as you may have been misled to believe, but there is certainly much discussion of transgenderism swirling around the GamerGate maelstrom–mainly because one of the movement’s leading feminist detractors, it can now be revealed, used to be a man. The gender history of game developer and pathological attention-seeker Brianna Wu would not ordinarily be the subject of public interest, but Wu’s critique of the GamerGate movement has relied heavily on identity politics and her insistence that she represents women in the video games industry. (We are using “she” and “her” as a polite courtesy...
  • Alabama's Stand Against Gay Marriage Crumbles

    02/13/2015 9:03:48 PM PST · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    ABCNews ^ | February 15, 2015 | KIM CHANDLER
    Alabama's Stand Against Gay Marriage Crumbles MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Feb 13, 2015 By KIM CHANDLER Alabama's stand against gay marriage crumbled Friday as judges in most counties sided with federal courts rather than their own chief justice, a Republican who once called homosexuality an inherent evil. Many counties in the Bible Belt state began issuing the licenses to same-sex couples after the latest strongly worded order from U.S. District Judge Callie Granade. She said Thursday that a judge could no longer deny marriage licenses to gays and lesbians, reiterating her ruling striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
  • CNN Anchor: ‘Our Rights Do Not Come From God’

    02/12/2015 10:19:21 AM PST · by PROCON · 159 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Feb. 12, 2015 | Curtis Kalin
    During a heated discussion over gay marriage, CNN morning Anchor Chris Cuomo opined that the unalienable rights endowed to all Americans do not come from God. Cuomo was debating Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. Near the end of the back-and-forth and after Moore argued that rights cannot be handed down by men, Cuomo blurted out:“Our rights do not come from God, your honor, and you know that. They come from man... That’s your faith, that’s my faith, but that’s not our country. Our laws come from collective agreement and compromise.”
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Thinks Americans Are Ready for Gay Marriage [Link Only]

    02/12/2015 6:16:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] | February 12, 2015 | Greg Stohr
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-12/ginsburg-says-u-s-ready-to-accept-ruling-approving-gay-marriage-i61z6gq2
  • Kerry to Appoint LGBT Special Envoy, Must Be Gay to Apply

    02/11/2015 4:13:26 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 34 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 2/11/15 | Steve Berman
    This is so expected.  First, the “gay pride” flag was flown over the U.S. Embassy in Madrid.  Then it was Israel’s turn to hoist the rainbow ensign over the embassy in Tel Aviv.  Now, Secretary of State John Kerry will appoint an LGBT special envoy. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said US Secretary of State John Kerry would “soon” make the appointment. “It will be an openly gay foreign service officer. We don’t have a finalized name yet. But we will announce soon,” Harf said. Resume qualifications for this position:  be openly gay.  It’s not like there’s any discrimination going...
  • Alabama, Where Same-Sex Marriage Remains Deeply Unpopular

    02/09/2015 4:36:47 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 9, 2015 | Nate Cohn
    Public opinion surveys show that a majority of adults — and a growing one — now supports same-sex marriage. But the rapid change in public opinion may obscure another fact: Large areas of the country remain overwhelmingly opposed to same-sex marriage, with little sign of change. Alabama is one of those places, and the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court this weekend encouraged probate judges there to defy a federal court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The emerging national majority in favor of same-sex marriage is built on high levels of support in well-educated metropolitan areas,...
  • One year later, has Michael Sam been frozen out of the NFL? (Barf Alert)

    02/09/2015 11:42:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 75 replies
    SB Nation ^ | February 8, 2015 | Cyd Zeigler
    It was a year ago - the Sunday after Super Bowl XLVIII at 8pmET - that Michael Sam turned speculation into reality: One of college football's best players, and a top NFL prospect, was gay. In the coming months he was showered with praise. Eric Dickerson would offer him congratulations. Michael Irvin would call him his friend. Robert Quinn welcomed him to the Rams. Even the President of the United States, Barack Obama himself, would laud him.
  • US to appoint gay rights envoy

    02/06/2015 8:23:11 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 49 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 02/07/2015 | AFP
    Foreign service officer, who will be named soon, to help promote awareness of LGBT issues across the world The United States will appoint an openly gay official as a special envoy to promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people overseas, the US State Department said Friday. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said US Secretary of State John Kerry would “soon” make the appointment. “It will be an openly gay foreign service officer. We don’t have a finalized name yet. But we will announce soon,” Harf said. Harf said the appointment reflected Kerry’s “commitment and the administration’s commitment...
  • Southwest Airlines, Comcast, Office Depot Sponsor Homosexual...Conference Featuring ‘Gay Jesus'

    02/06/2015 12:37:53 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 57 replies
    Americans for Truth ^ | 2-6-15 | Peter LaBarbera
    Southwest Airlines is among the major corporate sponsors of the 2015 “Creating Change” conference, an annual event drawing thousands of homosexual, bisexual, transgender, “queer” and “kink” (sadomasochistic) activists from across the country. The massive gathering of LGBTQueer activists opens today in Denver and includes a screening of a documentary film celebrating a “gay”-authored play casting “Jesus” as a homosexual. The documentary, “Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption,” celebrates the 1998 play “Corpus Christi,” by homosexual playwright Terrence McNally, in which “Joshua,” representing Jesus Christ, is cast as a homosexual who as a teenager had homosexual sex with Judas (who later becomes...
  • Report: Bay Area High School Let ‘Queer Straight Alliance’ Bully Students

    02/06/2015 8:22:38 AM PST · by rktman · 59 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/5/2015 | Chriss W. Street
    Acalanes Union High School in Lafayette, California, is facing infuriated parents after freshman students were reportedly singled out–with the tacit support of teachers–and humiliated if they didn’t subscribe to politically correct views on gay and lesbian issues.
  • Sex lessons for pupils aged five under Labour: Party plans to introduce subject [truncated]

    02/06/2015 6:43:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 4, 2015 | Jason Groves
    Children aged five will have sex education classes if Labour wins the election. Tristram Hunt said yesterday the subject would go on the primary school curriculum to tackle homophobic bullying. The lessons are currently given only to children of secondary school age.
  • Talk Radio’s Advertising Problem

    02/05/2015 9:38:11 AM PST · by fifedom · 89 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 3, 2015 | Hannah Karp
    There are plenty of people listening to talk radio. But over the past three years, it has become increasingly difficult to make money off it. Many national advertisers have fled from such stations in recent years, seeking to avoid associating their brands with potentially controversial programming. Radio executives said the erosion of ad dollars from talk stations was driven in part by a series of organized social-media campaigns by liberal activists in early 2012 that scared away advertisers.
  • An embrace that swayed the Mormon Church on gay rights [LGBT's been meeting with Lds reps 5 years]

    02/04/2015 11:24:17 PM PST · by Colofornian · 15 replies
    LATimes.com ^ | January 31, 2015 | Maria L. La Ganga
    <p>Matthew Aune and Derek Jones were...strolling through Main Street Plaza just east of the Salt Lake Temple, the holiest site in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.</p> <p>Aune bussed his partner on the cheek. Church security guards appeared. The twentysomething men said they were cuffed and forced to the ground. The church's official statement said the couple had been "engaged in passionate kissing, groping, profane and lewd language" on private church property, an account the two men vigorously contested.</p>
  • Montana considers joining 49 other states with bullying law

    02/04/2015 3:20:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2015 6:07 PM EST | Alison Noon
    Montana legislators will consider Wednesday afternoon whether to join every other state in the nation in putting anti-bullying policy into law. A bill being introduced by Democrat Rep. Kimberly Dudik in the Montana House Education Committee would define bullying, prohibit it in public schools and require that public school districts enact their own policies addressing bullying. […] Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, said most state laws enforcing bullying definitions and procedures were enacted in the mid-2000s, with updates like cyberbullying provisions being added every year. She said the laws build better environments for kids to learn...
  • Bazinga! 'Big Bang Theory' star Jim Parsons to star as G-d in mocking play on Broadway

    02/04/2015 9:56:45 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 45 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 2/1/2015 | Tim Graham
    Patrick Healy at The New York Times quipped “Jim Parsons is God – and not just to fans of his character, Sheldon Cooper” on the CBS comedy hit The Big Bang Theory. “No, Mr. Parsons is actually going to play the Almighty on Broadway beginning May 5 in the new comedy An Act of God by David Javerbaum, a former head writer and executive producer of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, the play’s producer announced on Thursday. The 90-minute production is based on Mr. Javerbaum’s 2011 book The Last Testament: A Memoir By God, a swirl of satirical riffs...
  • Pinkwashing Silly Dodoes

    02/04/2015 4:14:07 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 1 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 2/4/15 | Steve Berman
      Sometimes the worst ideas are tried just to show how bad they are.  Like the Pontiac Aztek, or Sylvester Stallone in one more action flick.  Here’s a really bad one:  myfrienemies.com.  It describes itself as a site that “allows you to connect with people who pretend to like the same people as you”—and if you use the site, you’ll meet the other sixteen people who also pretend to like it.  Palestinians and the LGBT community:  frienemies for life.  The only thing they have in common is a hatred for Israel: a country where gays and Arabs serve in the...
  • First gay tour of Auschwitz announced

    02/03/2015 7:24:31 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 37 replies
    Gaystarnews ^ | 2/2/2015 | Jamie Tabberer
    Israeli travel group Hebro Travel is to hold the first gay tour of WWII concentration camp Auschwitz, it's been revealed. The tour is marketed as 'The Poland and Prague pride trip'. In addition to the visit to the historical site, the trip – taking place from 7-16 August – will take in various Jewish heritage tours, also visiting Krakow and Warsaw before ending up in Prague for the Czech Republic's Pride Festival. Jayson Littman, founder of Hebro Travel – a company for 'gay Jews and those who love us' – last week told the Jewish Daily: 'I knew I was...
  • “Grandma” shows women on a road trip to beg for abortion money

    02/03/2015 4:35:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Susan Michelle | Feb 2, 2015
    Bonding over abortion is the heart and soul of the new film Grandma, starring Lily Tomlin, which is receiving buzz after when it premiered Friday at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. The film from Paul Weitz is what Variety‘s review notes is partly a “breezy family comedy about mothers, daughters and abortions.” Tomlin’s character, Elle, is a former professor and poet who, after having a bad day when she breaks up with her girlfriend, “rediscovers her softer side when her granddaughter, unexpectedly pregnant while in high school, comes to her for help. The two women embark on a mission to...
  • Morrissey cancels gig in Iceland after venue refuses to go vegetarian

    02/03/2015 10:30:30 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 81 replies
    New Music Express ^ | February 3, 2015 | David Renshaw
    Morrissey has scrapped a gig in Iceland due to the venue refusing to not sell meat on the night of the show. The famously vegetarian Morrissey insists that any venue he plays goes meat-free on the night of his performance. However, as confirmed by fansite True-To-You, the Harpa Concert Hall in Rekjavik would not agree to the terms and the gig is now canceled. "I love Iceland and I have waited a long time to return, but I shall leave the Harpa Concert Hall to their cannibalistic flesh-eating bloodlust," Morrissey said in a statement. Morrissey tours the UK next month....
  • Is Mike Huckabee Right About Being Gay?

    02/03/2015 9:23:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/03/2015 | Stephen Green
    “It’s not my cup of tea.” The former Arkansas governor and probable presidential candidate compared homosexuality to drinking and swearing on CNN: “People can be my friends who have lifestyles that are not necessarily my lifestyle. I don’t shut people out of my circle or out of my life because they have a different point of view,” Huckabee told CNN’s Dana Bash, while deflecting a question about whether he believes being gay is a choice.“I don’t drink alcohol, but gosh — a lot of my friends, maybe most of them, do. You know, I don’t use profanity, but believe...
  • Bye bye NCIS.

    02/02/2015 10:26:34 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 68 replies
    CBS.com ^ | 3 Feb 2015 | Staff
    Tonight's episode; "We Build, We Fight" - NCIS S12 E13 Gibbs and the team investigate when a Navy lieutenant who is set to be the first openly gay servicemember to receive the Medal of Honor is murdered
  • The Feature Film That Blew Everyone Away at Sundance Was Shot on an iPhone 5s

    01/31/2015 1:47:34 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 52 replies
    NoFilmSchool.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | V Renée
    What does it take for a film to be a huge hit at Sundance, nab a distribution deal, and get a nationwide theatrical release? Big Hollywood stars? Mass appeal? Expensive professional equipment? Short answer -- no! Director Sean Baker's feature film Tangerine, which got picked up by Magnolia Pictures, is one of the most talked-about films at the Festival this year even though it doesn't exactly fit the profile of a buzzworthy entry. Firstly, it features unknown actors; no Kristen Wiigs, no Ethan Hawkes. Secondly, it's a story about two transgender women on a Christmas Eve odyssey through the many...
  • How Do Americans Feel About Women, Gays in the Pulpit?

    01/30/2015 7:43:46 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Americans support women in the pulpit and in senior leadership positions within the church. But they are more hesitant when it comes to supporting openly gay and lesbian religious leaders. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 60% of American Adults favor women in the pulpit, while just 16% are opposed. Twenty-five percent (25%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Even more (74%) support women in leadership positions in their respective faiths. Just nine percent (9%) are opposed, with 17% undecided. Just 43% of Americans favor openly gay and lesbian individuals in the pulpit. Thirty-eight...
  • Superbowl Beer Boycott! Heineken, Guiness & Sam Adams

    01/29/2015 1:17:38 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 29 replies
    These companies pulled out of the St. Patrick's day parade because gay advocacy groups were not allowed to march under their own banner. Here is a list of all the brands involved: Beer: GUINESS, SAM ADAMS, Tusker, Smithwick’s, Red Stripe, Harp Lager, Kilkenny, Kaliber, Windhoek, HEINEKEN, Amstel, Buckler, Beamish & Crawford, Murphy’s, Tui Scotch whisky: Johnnie Walker, Buchanan’s, Cardhu, Justerini & Brooks (J&B), Bell’s, Black & White, White Horse, Logan, Caol Ila, Vat 69, Oban, Talisker, Lagavulin, Glen Ord, Glenkinchie, Dalwhinnie, Cragganmore, Clynelish, Singleton, Haig, Royal Lochnagar, Glen Elgin, Knockando, The Dimple Pinch Vodka: Smirnoff, Cîroc, Silent Sam, Popov, Ketel...