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  • ‘We Will Not Obey’: Christian Leaders Threaten Civil Disobedience if Gay Marriage Legalized

    04/29/2015 10:55:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/29/2015 | Todd Starnes
    <p>That’s the blunt warning a group of prominent religious leaders is sending to the Supreme Court of the United States as they consider same-sex marriage.</p> <p>“We respectfully warn the Supreme Court not to cross that line,” read a document titled, Pledge in Solidarity to Defend Marriage. “We stand united together in defense of marriage. Make no mistake about our resolve.”</p>
  • GoFundMe Page for Christian ‘Sweet Cakes’ Bakery Goes Dark

    04/25/2015 6:22:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/25/15 | Jim Hoft
    Christian Bakery Ordered To Pay $135,000 To Lesbian CoupleThe trials and tribulations for Sweet Cakes By Melissa continue. You may recall that this is the Oregon bakery that refused to bake a cake for a lesbian couple’s wedding. Since then, they’ve been on the receiving end of protests, hit piece articles, and a lawsuit.The Klein family The Oregonian reports: The lesbian couple turned away by a Gresham bakery that refused to make them a wedding cake for religious reasons should receive $135,000 in damages for their emotional suffering, a state hearings officer says.Rachel Bowman-Cryer should collect $75,000 and her wife,...
  • Bobby Jindal slams Indiana, Arkansas leaders for ‘retreat’ on religious liberty bills

    04/23/2015 7:30:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/23/15 | David Sherfinski
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is slamming politicians in Indiana and Arkansas for a “retreat” on so-called religious freedom legislation and says he isn’t going to be pressured by corporate America into backing off of his support for similar legislation in his home state on the issue of marriage. “In Indiana and Arkansas, large corporations recently joined left-wing activists to bully elected officials into backing away from strong protections for religious liberty,” Mr. Jindal wrote in an opinion piece published Thursday by The New York Times. “It was disappointing to see conservative leaders so hastily retreat on legislation that would simply...
  • Swedish Priest Apologises for Gay Comments

    04/13/2015 8:33:05 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Ice News ^ | 4/11/15 | Luna Finnsson
    A Swedish priest who claimed that gay people have a psychological disorder that can be cured has apologised after his comments outraged gay rights campaigners. Priest Ingvar Fogelqvist, who was preaching at the Catholic parish of Arkeangeln Sankt Mikael in the southern town of Vaxjo, said in a confirmation class in front of 2,000 worshippers that gay people had a “psychological disorder that could be cured”, but claimed other types of homosexuality were incurable. Fogelqvist told the students in attendance that gay people, and people who suffer from health problems or impotence, should not be permitted to live a “normal”...
  • Shop: Ban of those who nixed gay rights bill served purpose (Red Raven Espresso Parlor, Fargo ND)

    04/12/2015 10:06:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 12, 2015 10:45 AM EDT | Dave Kolpack
    A worker-owner of a Fargo coffee shop who instituted a tongue-in-cheek ban on North Dakota lawmakers for opposing an anti-discrimination bill says the response has been “99.9 percent positive” and that he made his point, even if a few people didn’t like it. Joe Curry, one of the worker-owners of the Red Raven Espresso Parlor, posted a newspaper page in the shop earlier this month that showed the 55 Republican state House members who rejected a bill that would have prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing, government, public services and the workplace. It was accompanied by a sign...
  • Marshall University RA Shames Heterosexual Christian Students for Their ‘Privilege’

    04/12/2015 10:19:54 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/9/2015
    A resident advisor (RA) at Marshall University in West Virginia has placed a poster in a freshman dorm that attacks heterosexual Christian students by defining them as “privileged.” Senior RA Jessie Swiger hung her poster in Freshman North, a co-ed dorm. Campus Reform reported the story and presents screenshots of the poster, as well as Swiger’s Facebook post defending her poster and a tweet in which Swiger justifies, “It’s not shaming. It’s educating. Privilege exists as a result of racism, sexism, ablism, & classism engrained in society.” The poster itself, which is handwritten, equates privilege as “not being asked ‘how...
  • The Case Against Gay Marriage: Top Law Firms Won’t Touch It

    04/12/2015 3:53:21 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 55 replies
    NYT ^ | 4/11/15 | ADAM LIPTAK
    WASHINGTON — The stacks of Supreme Court briefs filed on both sides of the same-sex marriage cases to be heard this month are roughly the same height. But they are nonetheless lopsided: There are no major law firms urging the justices to rule against gay marriage. Leading law firms are willing to represent tobacco companies accused of lying about their deadly products, factories that spew pollution, and corporations said to be complicit in torture and murder abroad. But standing up for traditional marriage has turned out to be too much for the elite bar. The arguments have been left to...
  • Obama: Ban Parents from Having Children Counseled Not to be ‘LGBTQ+’

    04/09/2015 6:57:12 AM PDT · by xzins · 318 replies
    CNS ^ | April 8, 2015
    President Barack Obama, through a statement posted Wednesday night on the White House website by adviser Valerie Jarrett, backed legislation that would ban parents from having their children counseled not to be what Jarrett called "LGBTQ+". “As part of our dedication to protecting America’s youth, this Administration supports efforts to ban the use of conversion therapy for minors,” Jarrett said in the White House statement. “Conversion therapy generally refers to any practices by mental health providers that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity,” said the statement. “Often, this practice is used on minors, who lack the...
  • Obama to Call for End to ‘Conversion’ Therapies for Gay and Transgender Youth

    04/08/2015 5:49:34 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 142 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 8, 2015 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    WASHINGTON — A 17-year-old transgender youth, Leelah Alcorn, stunned her friends and a vast Internet audience in December when she threw herself in front of a tractor-trailer after writing in an online suicide note that religious therapists had tried to convert her back to being a boy. In response, President Obama this week will call for an end to such psychiatric therapies aimed at “repairing” gay, lesbian and transgender youth, White House officials said. His decision on the sensitive issue is the latest example of his continuing embrace of gay rights. In a statement to be posted on Wednesday evening...
  • Pizza shop survives threats, re-opens today in Indiana

    04/08/2015 1:25:14 PM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | April 8, 2015 | Charlie Butts
    A pizza shop owner in Indiana, who became the center of controversy in recent days, is going back to work today. Memories Pizza in Walkerton closed down temporarily, and its owners went into hiding, after homosexual activists targeted owner Kevin O'Conner and his daughter, Crystal. What crime did they commit? Crystal answered a question – truthfully – from a TV news reporter (see video below), telling her that Memories would serve homosexuals but would never cater a same-sex wedding. "Because of what we believe," Crystal told The Daily Mail, "we cannot condone a wedding. But anyone is welcome into this...
  • Business Group Blasts Religious Freedom Proposals [Texas]

    04/08/2015 9:51:51 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 15 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 04/07/2015 | Edgar Walters
    Standing alongside Democrats, a representative for the state’s powerful business lobby Tuesday denounced two proposed amendments to the state constitution aimed at bolstering protection for people acting on religious beliefs, which detractors say would legalize discrimination against gays and lesbians. “These amendments are bad for business,” Bill Hammond, chief executive of the Texas Association of Business, said at a press conference. “They would devastate economic development, tourism and the convention business.” It’s part of a larger debate taking place around the country, most notably in Indiana, where public backlash over a similar law forced the state’s governor to sign an...
  • Progressive Pedophiles & The Castration of American Values

    04/07/2015 9:06:35 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 30 replies
    Self | 4/7/15 | Me
    "University 'Academics' Say Pedophilia Is “Natural For Males” and Normal For Men To Be “Aroused By Children”. On what planet is this even remotely moral, let alone true? And on what planet do these sick, ethically bankrupt scholars hail from? If you view a child in any sexual connotation whatsoever, you are not a man but rather a soulless scourge of creation; a predator devoid of all emotion and humanity who deserves to be castrated. What parent would ever accept their little boy or girl being violated in the name of “nature”, or more succinctly, progressive thought? Honestly, who in...
  • Big Bible vs. Big Business (Pro-Homosexual, anti-Conservative screed)

    04/07/2015 7:46:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Falls Church News-Press ^ | April 7, 2015 | Wayne Besen
    The battles in Arkansas and Indiana over two bogus “religious freedom” bills, that were thinly disguised vehicles for anti-LGBT discrimination, exposed a major rift within the Republican Party. It came down to Big Bible vs. Big Business – and the concerns of social conservatives were swiftly dropped like a bad stock. (* “Big Bible” does not mean ALL Christians. Just the intolerant ones who reject separation of church and state and have shamelessly built a lucrative industry distorting the Bible to justify discrimination) With major corporations like Wal-Mart and Apple loudly condemning these bills, Republican lawmakers quickly retreated. Amended bills...
  • Springfield, Mo., voters repeal LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance

    04/07/2015 7:48:15 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    LGBTQNation ^ | 04/07/2015 | COLIN MURPHY
    Springfield, Mo.SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — An LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance passed by the Springfield, Mo., city council last October, was overturned by voters on Tuesday.With more than 97 percent of the votes tallied, 51.4 percent of voters opted to repeal the ordinance, while 48.5 percent voted to retain the measure.The vote comes following months of campaigning by advocates and opponents of the measure, which added sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected categories in employment, housing, and public accommodations.The city council approved the ordinance by a 6-3 vote on October 13.But any celebration was short-lived when, in November, an...
  • Hey, Christian Business Owners: The Government Isn’t ‘Forcing’ You To Do Anything

    04/07/2015 7:09:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 04/07/2015 | Sally Kohn
    You may have heard that the government is forcing businesses not to discriminate. It isn’t. If you chose to run a business, you have to follow the laws. If you don’t, that’s a choice—and you choose to suffer the consequences. Still, in the wake of the controversy surrounding Indiana’s law, conservatives don’t see it that way. Even potential Republican presidential candidates are getting in on the assertions. Rick Santorum recently said: If you’re a print shop and you are a gay man, should you be forced to print ‘God Hates Fags’ for the Westboro Baptist Church because they hold those...
  • Virginia Tech engineering professor discusses gender-based violence in STEM fields

    Donna Riley, an engineering professor at Virginia Tech, visited the University Monday to discuss gender-based violence in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Riley discussed and analyzed the engineering, academic and broader U.S. cultures which work together to deny gender-based violence. Riley said gender-based violence not only includes rape, but also stalking, intimate partner violence, harassment, non-consensual sexual contact, verbal abuse and misogynist hate crimes. In the Survey of Academic Field Experiences published by science journal PLOS One in 2014, Riley said two-thirds of women surveyed reported being the victim of sexual harassment while researching in a scientific field, and...
  • Feminist Mag: Like Breasts? Then You're a Sexist

    04/05/2015 5:08:30 PM PDT · by rightistight · 173 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/5/15 | Aurelius
    A feminist magazine has declared that men who like breasts are sexist. In an article titled, “So You’re a ‘Breasts Man’? Here Are 3 Reasons That Could Be Sexist,” Jenika McCrayer explains why men who are sexually attracted to women with breasts are misogynists. McCrayer explains that “under a patriarchal system… we’re taught to believe that the female body exists solely for a man’s sexual pleasure and entertainment.” She then explains several reasons why liking breasts is a bad thing. First, “It Dangerously Conflates Attraction and Fetishization.” She explains, “breasts are not solely for aesthetic or sexual purposes. They have...
  • Denver's Azucar Bakery wins right to refuse to make anti-gay cakes

    04/06/2015 6:56:37 PM PDT · by Coronal · 62 replies
    7 News Denver ^ | Apr 4, 2015 | Alan Gathright, Eric Lupher
    DENVER - Colorado's legal battles between religious freedom and gay rights continue to play out in the not-so-sweet arena of bakery cake requests. Last week, the Colorado Civil Rights Division ruled that Denver's Azucar Bakery did not discriminate against William Jack, a Christian from Castle Rock, by refusing to make two cakes with anti-gay messages and imagery that he requested last year.
  • North Dakota governor issues memo barring gay discrimination

    04/06/2015 5:35:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2015 6:46 PM EDT | James MacPherson
    North Dakota’s Republican governor sent a memo to 17 government departments on Monday saying discrimination against anyone is unacceptable, just two hours before every Democrat in the Legislature delivered a letter calling on him to go further and issue an executive order prohibiting bias against gays and lesbians. Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s chief of staff sent the letter to all agency directors appointed by the governor. “This administration expects all cabinet agencies to hire employees and to maintain agency staff based on ability and performance,” Chief of Staff Ron Rauschenberger wrote. “Ours remains a policy of non-discrimination, including no discrimination based...
  • Republican Party Elites Abandon Traditional Marriage

    04/06/2015 1:41:21 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 53 replies
    http://www.gopusa.com ^ | April 6, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    <p>Only six of 54 Republican members of the Senate signed a pro-traditional marriage legal brief to the U.S. Supreme Court that was submitted on Friday. USA Today noted, “By contrast, 44 Democratic senators and 167 Democratic House members filed a brief last month urging the court to approve same-sex marriage. The brief included the full House and Senate [Democratic] leadership teams.”</p>
  • Walmart Puts Christian Employees on 'Watch List'

    04/06/2015 2:24:30 PM PDT · by kingattax · 58 replies
    AFA ^ | April 6, 2015 | Randy Sharp
    I know several high-level executives in Walmart's corporate office. I know them personally and I know their families. They have shared their faith with me and we have spent time in prayer together. But now that Walmart has shown its public support for laws that force Christians to violate their faith, every executive, every store manager, every department manager and every team leader is forced into silence. No longer are they free to express their religious faith with its biblical position on marriage and sexuality. In opposing Arkansas' Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Walmart now sanctions religious discrimination and anti-Christian bigotry...
  • Liberals May Regret Their New Rules

    04/05/2015 5:33:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 178 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    That photo is me about ten years ago, standing in the ruins of a land where people rejected the rule of law in favor of the rule of force. I think a lot about my year-long deployment to Kosovo these days. I think a lot about people today who, for short term political points, cavalierly disregard the rules, laws and norms that made America what it is. I think a lot about how liberals, especially those who boo God, should pray to Him that those rules, laws and norms are restored. I am most certainly not smiling – I am...
  • Victory. Convicted murderer to get taxpayer funded sex change operation

    04/05/2015 5:17:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Some great news for the taxpayers of California. A man convicted of murder and currently serving time in state prison has managed to convince a judge that the state will pay costs of at least $100k for gender reassignment surgery since he’s suffering from gender dysphoria. A federal judge on Thursday ordered California’s corrections department to provide a transgender inmate with sex change surgery, the first time such an operation has been ordered in the state.U.S. District Court Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco ruled that denying sex reassignment surgery to 51-year-old Michelle-Lael Norsworthy violates his/her constitutional rights. Her/His birth...
  • Indiana Si!—Embargo No!

    04/04/2015 6:50:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    For a few days there it appeared that if a resident of Indiana had chosen to refrain from commerce with another person and was sued for discrimination, this resident could have found legal recourse to defend himself against the suit. This legal recourse was made possible by the passage on March 26th of IndianaÂ’s Religious Freedom and Restoration Act. Such was the media hysteria and attendant calls for economic sanctions against Indiana, however, that a few days later the RFRA was drastically amended. During the four days of hysteria, however, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York Mayor Bill...
  • Owners of Indiana pizza restaurant go into hiding (Media Corruption)

    04/04/2015 7:04:57 AM PDT · by BCW · 82 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04 APR 2015 | Rick Moran
    The explosion of hatred and threats against a family owned Indiana pizza restaurant who said they wouldn't cater a gay wedding have forced them to go into hiding and they may leave town permanently. A northern Indiana pizza shop that came under fire after its owners said their religious beliefs wouldn't allow them to cater a gay wedding is closed indefinitely, and its operators say they've gone into hiding. Memories Pizza in Walkerton faced criticism this week after co-owner Crystal O'Connor expressed support for a new Indiana religious objections law. The Facebook and Yelp pages for the restaurant about 20...
  • The 3 percent’s definition of morality mirrors communism, Islamic State

    04/03/2015 8:39:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 2, 2015 | Bethany Blankley
    The hullabaloo over false information being propagated about Indiana’s Religious Freedom and Restoration Act (RFRA) reveals a much more serious underlying problem in America. Morality according to the 3 Percent (the gay community in America) is defined by imposing conformity, control, coercion, and oppression over those who disagree with their definition of equality, fairness, tolerance, or even love. The 3 Percent’s “outrage” cannot be about equal rights, as same-sex couples already benefit from civil unions, domestic partnerships, marriage, adoption and fostering children, in addition to receiving health benefits and other legal rights. Nor can it be about fairness. I recently...
  • Enraged Liberals Call for Murder of Memories Pizza Owners

    04/03/2015 2:18:44 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 84 replies
    The Pundit Press ^ | 4/3/2015 | Thomas
    Well, that didn't take long. The tolerance brigades are calling for the death of the proprietors of a small pizza restaurant in a sleepy Indiana town. All of the hubbub that has spawned over the last three days has spun well out of control for those that wanted to make the pizzeria an example to be shunned. However, some have taken it way too far already: they´ve raised funds for the stupid gayhaters of #MemoriesPizza let´s raise funds to kill them all !!! take you gun and kill them now — Al Gringo (@Al_Gringo) April 3, 2015 #MemoriesPizza If conservatives...
  • So, A Richmond VA "Reporter" Reported the Memories Pizza Fund For Fraud, "Just in Case" (Wink, Wink)

    04/03/2015 12:39:51 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 59 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | April 3, 2015
    Her -- I think her -- twitter page says that her interests include "helping the world." Helping the world includes reporting as fraudulent a crowdfunding effort for a Christian family put out of business by leftwing hate.
  • Why Ted Cruz is Fighting ‘the Fortune 500’ on Gay Marriage

    04/03/2015 1:10:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | April 3, 2015 | David Weigel and Heidi Przybyla
    Link only due to copyright issues:,http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-04-03/why-ted-cruz-is-fighting-the-fortune-500-on-gay-marriage
  • My Letter to Fascists at Yelp.com Today [Vanity]

    04/03/2015 12:54:07 PM PDT · by fwdude · 60 replies
    self-published | 4/03/15 | fwdude
    I will not be associated in any way with those who despise and disparage constitutional freedoms, not the least of which is constitutionally guaranteed freedom of religion and conscience. Your's is a fascist worldview, and I shudder at the thought that many more could hold this with regard to the condemnation of common sense religious freedom laws. Please notify me when my account is completely closed: [email/username]. I will be sure to dissuade as many more as possible within my circle of influence to do the same. FWDude
  • NY Boy Scouts hire gay Eagle Scout

    04/03/2015 11:58:55 AM PDT · by Mr Ramsbotham · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/03/2015 | AP
    The Boy Scouts' New York chapter said Thursday that it has hired the nation's first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader, which is in public contrast to the national scouting organization's ban on openly gay adult members.
  • At Memories Pizza, New Threats Arise; Press's Determination to Ignore Them Continues

    04/03/2015 11:14:57 AM PDT · by celmak · 91 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 04/02/2015 | Tom Blumer
    Update, April 3: The Indiana man who claims to have been hacked now admits that he wasn't, but says he was "joking" about robbing Memories Pizza, and is threatening to sue those who exposed his (ahem) public comments. Those of us following the Memories Pizza story won't have trouble remembering it as the years go by, thanks only partially to the Walkerton, Indiana store's fairly unusual name for a pizzeria. What will also easy to recall are the "memories" of the unhinged and threatening leftist behavior that accompanied its owner's simple statement that, if the request ever arose, they would...
  • Memories Pizza orchestrated this fiasco because they wanted the online donations

    04/03/2015 11:07:54 AM PDT · by dennisw · 100 replies
    hotair.com ^ | April 3, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Best Trutherism ever. Nothing else comes close. Or, alternate theory: The more excitable members of the left’s gay-marriage mob can’t cope with how this Two Minutes Hate for O’Connor and her business played out. So, as conspiracy theorists are wont to do, they’re reaching for an explanation that makes them feel better about it. What I can’t figure out is whether it’s malice or actually some vestigial pangs of remorse about the mob atmosphere that are driving the conspiracy. Maybe they’re angry that the family hasn’t been utterly ruined for their thoughtcrime — or maybe on some level they think,...
  • The Jointly Ordained Lesbian Couple Making History For Presbyterians

    04/03/2015 3:57:18 AM PDT · by Cronos · 46 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 27.Mar.2015 | Carol Kuruvilla
    This past Sunday, the lives of the Rev. Kaci Clark-Porter and the Rev. Holly Clark-Porter intertwined in perhaps an even more extraordinarily spiritual way, as the couple walked down the aisle at Wilmington, Delaware’s First and Central Presbyterian Church to become ordained Christian ministers. The ordination came just days after the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) announced a change in its constitution that embraced a more inclusive definition of marriage, defining it as being between "two people" instead of between a man and a woman. With this change, PC(USA) becomes the largest Protestant group to offer a nationwide welcome for LGBTQ...
  • Gay Totalitarianism and the Coming Persecution of Christians

    04/03/2015 5:37:17 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 28 replies
    The Stream ^ | April 1, 2015 | John Zmirak
    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 as we enter the next phase of Christian life in America. Sample the hate that has been spewed at the state of Indiana in the past week, and faithful Christians in recent years, by gay activists and their allies. We are “bigots,” “Neanderthals” and...
  • CEOs Against Private Property

    04/03/2015 5:28:48 AM PDT · by all the best · 7 replies
    The Mises Institute ^ | April 2, 2015 | Ryan McMaken
    The governor of Indiana last week signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, modeled on similar federal legislation. The Indiana statute states that a person’s religious beliefs may not be “substantially burden[ed]” by anti-discrimination statutes. In other words, if anti-discrimination laws could be construed as forcing a person to violate his own religious conscience, then the law allows for an exemption in that case to anti-discrimination mandates. The response from the left has been fierce, and multiple CEOs of major firms, including Apple and Salesforce, have come out against the legislation with Salesforce announcing that it will impose a partial boycott...
  • Indiana state senator on Memories Pizza: That kind of thinking has no place in this town

    04/02/2015 7:27:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 2, 2015 | Allahpundit
    I flagged this story last night on Twitter but Matt Welch already wrote the post I wanted to write this morning about State Sen. Jim Arnold. I wonder if this schmuck is misinformed about what the pizzeria owners said, as so many people burning them in virtual effigy seem to be, or if he knows and is prepared to run them out of town regardless: “The vast majority of people in this country are not going to stand by and watch that kind of activity unfold,” [Arnold] said. “If that’s their stand I hope they enjoy eating their pizza because...
  • CBS reporter sues network honchos for sexual harassment

    04/02/2015 7:39:57 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 23 replies
    nt daily news ^ | 4-2-2015 | STEPHEN REX BROWN
    A CBS celebrity reporter sued two of his bosses Thursday, saying they drunkenly groped him during boozy encounters that weren’t taken seriously by America’s Most Watched Network. Ken Lombardi, 29, charges in documents filed in Manhattan Federal Court that at a December 2013 CBS News holiday party, Duane Tollison, a senior producer, grabbed Lombardi’s crotch and kissed his neck. “I wanted to apologize if anything I did offended you or crossed a line. I like to get a little crazy. If you weren’t offended, then let’s do it again. LOL How is your day so far? :)” Tollison wrote the...
  • An Old New Way To Stop AIDS

    04/02/2015 2:44:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    By signing a religious freedom bill that provoked a hail of criticism, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence did a brilliant job of diverting attention from something deserving of commendation. That same day, he took a wise step to contain an outbreak of HIV infections in southern Scott County. Since December, more than 80 new cases have been identified in the county. That's up from five in a normal year and the worst epidemic the state has ever seen. Pence was advised by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that stopping the epidemic would require opening a needle exchange --...
  • A Reporter Went Shopping for Bigots in IN and Unleashed Vicious Attacks on the Owners of a Pizzeria

    04/02/2015 12:21:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 72 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4-2-2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So Alyssa Marino is an infobabe reporterette for ABC Eyeball News 57 in South Bend, Indiana. And she went shopping the other day. She got her crew and she went shopping for bigots. She wanted to find racists. She wanted to find anti-gay Christian zealots. She didn't have any evidence that there were any. There had been no news made about any anti-gay discrimination in Indiana. None. But that didn't matter. Because the news in Indiana is not real; it's fake, as was the news out of Ferguson, Missouri. As was the news at the University Virginia and the...
  • Salesforce wrote a $50,000 check to move an employee out of Indiana

    04/02/2015 1:06:17 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 2, 2015 | Eugene Kim
    Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has been one of the most vocal opponents of Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a law that allows businesses to refuse to serve members of the LGBT community. Last week, he canceled all events scheduled in Indiana and withdrew its sponsorship of Indy Big Data in protest of the law. He's discouraging employees from traveling to Indiana and stopped investing in the state as a whole. Now he offered at least one Salesforce employee a $50,000 check to move out of the state.
  • Concord coach invites Twitter to 'burn down' RFRA-supporting pizzeria

    04/02/2015 12:49:15 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 119 replies
    The Elkhart Truth ^ | 4/1/15 | Michelle Sokol
    Jess Dooley, a Concord High School golf, softball and basketball coach, was suspended hours after responding to Religious Freedom Restoration Act news story with Tweet about arson. A Concord High School coach has been suspended after she tweeted about arson in relation to a Walkerton pizzeria whose owners told the media they agree with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Jess Dooley, who is the head coach of the girls golf program and also an assistant coach with the softball and girls basketball programs, took to Twitter Wednesday, April 1, to voice her opinion about the RFRA. She was adding to...
  • Rumor: Star Wars’ First LGBT Character Moff Mors to Appear in ‘Rogue One’

    04/02/2015 10:24:25 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 39 replies
    Slash Film ^ | 3-27-2015 | Angie Han
    Earlier this month we reported the official Star Wars canon would get its first LGBT character in the form of Moff Mors. She makes her debut in Paul S. Kemp‘s upcoming novel Star Wars: Lords of the Sith next month — but it seems her presence might ultimately stretch beyond the books. According to a new rumor, Moff Mors will make the leap to the big screen in one of the spinoffs, and might even appear in a live-action series. More on the LGBT Star Wars character’s possible screen debut after the jump. The report comes from Cinelinx. They’re the same...
  • Indiana pizza shop refuses to cater gay weddings, instantly has internet presence destroyed

    04/01/2015 2:36:25 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 110 replies
    A pizza parlour that said it will use Indiana's heavily-criticized new religious freedom law to deny services to same-sex couples provoked a massive backlash across the Internet on Tuesday and Wednesday. Indiana's Republican governor Mike Pence responded Tuesday to national outrage over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, by saying he'll "fix" the bill to ensure businesses cannot use the law to deny services to the LGBTQ community. But, not before Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, chimed in. "If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no," owner Crystal...
  • 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...
  • Walmart to Arkansas gov.: Veto religious freedom law

    04/01/2015 6:23:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 04/01/2015 | By Katie Lobosco
    Walmart's CEO is standing up against a religious freedom law that just landed on the governor's desk in Arkansas, home to the company's headquarters. It's similar to the law Indiana adopted last week, which sparked outrage from those who say it opens the door for discrimination against gays and lesbians. Walmart (WMT) CEO Doug McMillon asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto the bill, which was approved by the Arkansas House on Tuesday. The company is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. "Today's passage of HB1228 threatens to undermine the spirit of inclusion present throughout the state of Arkansas and does not reflect...
  • Organizer claims he “didn’t know” that Boston Pride was a homosexual group

    03/31/2015 5:33:17 PM PDT · by massmike · 16 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 03/31/2015 | n/a
    One of the most outrageous – and prominent -- homosexual activist groups in the state was given permission at the last minute to march in the Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Later the parade organizer said he didn’t know they were a “gay” group when he let them in. This preposterous alibi has only served to outrage faithful Catholics even more. On Friday, March 13 (two days before the parade) the Boston media erupted with the story that a second homosexual group, Boston Pride, would be marching. Unlike OutVets, the other homosexual group given permission back in December, Boston Pride...
  • JOAN WALSH: America’s next top bigot: Why GOP’s upcoming primary is an anti-gay freak show

    03/31/2015 2:17:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Salon ^ | March 31, 2015 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large
    When it comes to LGBT rights, the 2016 GOP roster may be more ridiculous than the clown car of 2012. Thanks to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, we’re getting an early look at a field of GOP presidential hopefuls that is supposed to include some moderates who plan on expanding the party’s appeal beyond its right-wing base. And it’s pathetic. Before Pence’s odd press conference, where he promised to “fix” the bill but insisted there was nothing wrong with it, the top GOP contenders hustled to outdo one another in backing Pence and his divisive legislation. Let’s remember that in...
  • Indianapolis Mayor (GOP) Orders City Employees to Ignore Religious Freedom Restoration Act [ed]

    03/31/2015 6:52:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 30, 2015 | Taylor Wofford
    Greg Ballard, the Republican mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana's largest city, has come out against a controversial religious freedom act signed into law last week by the state’s Republican governor, the Indianapolis Star reports. In a press conference Monday, Ballard announced that he had issued an executive order that "no vendor, contractor, grant recipient or anyone receiving public funds or benefits of any kind shall discriminate on the basis of...sexual orientation [or] gender identity."
  • Apple´s Rotten Reaction To Indiana´s Religious Freedom Law

    03/31/2015 4:26:00 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 43 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/30/2015 | Staff
    Propaganda: The overreaction by politicians and advocacy groups to Indiana´s religious freedom law is distressing enough. Worse is the fact that big companies are now amplifying the disinformation campaign.