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  • Ithaca College says male victim was sexually assaulted on campus

    09/21/2014 7:23:23 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 36 replies
    © 2014 THE ITHACA VOICE ^ | 09.21.14 | Jeff Stein
    <p>A male victim was sexually assaulted at Ithaca College shortly after midnight on Sunday, according to the IC Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management.</p> <p>The attack occurred around 12:10 a.m. Sunday on the walking trail behind Wood Field between Circle Apartments and the Terraces, a statement from IC said.</p>
  • Megachurch Will Pay Millions to Leave Presbyterian Denomination After Battle Over Liberal Theology

    09/21/2014 4:17:55 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 64 replies
    Yet another megachurch has announced that it will spend millions to officially separate itself from Presbyterian Church (USA), a denomination that has, in recent years, experienced turmoil over what critics decry as an increasingly liberal theology. Nearly 89 percent of the congregation at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas, voted in October 2013 to leave the denomination and to join the more theologically conservative Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians — a decision that carries with it a hefty price tag. The church will need to pay $7.8 million in order to officially leave Presbyterian Church (USA) and keep its...
  • Peter Thiel on Twitter and pot, Google, Uber and gay CEOs

    09/17/2014 8:36:13 AM PDT · by illiac · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/17/14 | Matthew J Belvedere
    Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel is famously outspoken and sharp-tongued, and on CNBC on Wednesday he did not disappoint. In a "Squawk Box" interview.Thiel trashed Twitter, Uber and Apple, among others, "Twitter is hard to evaluate. They have a lot of potential. It's a horribly mismanaged company—probably a lot of pot-smoking going on there. But it's such a solid franchise it may even work with all that," the co-founder of PayPal and early Facebook investor said.
  • New Zealand’s National Party marches back to power

    09/21/2014 5:41:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:05am EDT | Gyles Beckford
    New Zealand’s ruling National party stormed to a third term in government in the country’s general election on Saturday with the center-right party securing an outright election night majority on a platform to continue tight economic policies. Prime Minister John Key’s party won 48.1 percent of the vote, translating into 61 of 121 parliamentary seats and improving its performance from the 2011 vote. “I think people saw the country was on the right direction and they rewarded us,” Key told reporters as he headed to a victory rally. “What you saw was people saying they were going to vote for...
  • You betcha: Sarah Palin returns to Washington in the name of traditional values

    09/20/2014 11:44:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 19, 2014 | Jennifer Harper
    <p>Well, this ought to whet the appetites of certain journalists. Sarah Palin is among the confirmed speakers for the ninth annual Values Voters Summit next week in the nation’s capital.</p>
  • Michelle Obama: Americans 'Take for Granted' How Much Barack Has Improved US

    09/20/2014 7:22:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Charlie Spiering
    First Lady Michelle Obama proudly defended her husband’s record at a Washington, D.C. fundraiser, reminding the attendants how far the country had come since the Obamas entered the White House. “Just think about how different our country looks to children growing up today,” she said. “Think about how our kids take for granted that a black person or a woman can be President of the United States.” She also praised President Obama for changing history on gay marriage and the Supreme Court.
  • The HRC Is Inciting Fear and Hate

    09/20/2014 5:32:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2014 | Michael Brown
    The pictures are dark and ominous, the charges chilling: “There exists a network of extremists . . . [who] spew venomous rhetoric, outrageous theories, and discredited science.” Just who are these evil people and what are they doing? According to the Human Rights Campaign, the world’s largest gay activist organization, this “network” consists of American, conservative Christian leaders “who are working tirelessly to undercut LGBT people around the world at every turn.”I have made it onto this list – unfortunately, only with a “dishonorable mention” – adding to my already impressive résumé of being marked by groups like GLAAD, which...
  • Love Should be on Parade

    09/20/2014 4:51:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2014 | Kathryn Lopez
    March may be a bit far off, but a St. Patrick's Day brawl has come early. No one seems happy by the recent decision to include OUT@NBCUniversal, an LGBT activist group to participate in New York's St. Patrick's Day parade. For the sake of clarity: St. Patrick is the patron saint of the archdiocese of New York, and though Catholics have always been a big part of the parade, the parade is not run by the Church. And while the NBC group's position on LGBT issues does not gibe with Catholic teaching, it's somewhat consistent with the parade's history to...
  • LGBT movement organizing to mandate “gay history” in schools across America.

    09/19/2014 7:23:47 PM PDT · by massmike · 65 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 09/19/2014 | n/a
    The push to require that “gay history” be taught in the nation’s is already in place in California and is now making headway in Massachusetts. The LGBT teachers conference brought in techniques that activists can use to expedite that process around the country. This is the sixth part in our series on this year's annual GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network) Conference held in Boston in April 2014 which brought together LGBT teachers, school officials, and education activists (and their "allies") -- along with children as young as fifth grade -- where they outlined their latest tactics for the schools....
  • Montana Gay Couple Denied Communion After Roman Catholic Priest Learns of Marriage

    09/19/2014 6:12:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/19/14 | AP
    BILLINGS, Mont. – A gay couple has been told they can no longer receive Communion or participate in church ministry after the new priest at a Roman Catholic church in central Montana learned they had been married in a civil ceremony more than a year ago. The decision set off a split that has cut attendance at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Lewistown, population 5,900. It has prompted an upcoming visit from the bishop of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings.
  • Male-On-Male Rape Epidemic In Obama’s Pro-Deviancy Military

    09/19/2014 10:08:46 AM PDT · by fwdude · 61 replies
    Barbwire.com ^ | 19 Sept 2014 | Bryan Fischer
    One of the things we predicted when the infamous crime against nature was dropped as a bar to military service was an inevitable descent into moral and sexual debauchery in our armed forces. And we were right. Homosexual conduct is immoral, unnatural and unhealthy. There are a host of pathologies associated with male homosexual conduct, including random, promiscuous, anonymous sex, a highly elevated risk of HIV/AIDS and a proclivity toward sexual violence. This is not a lifestyle any rational society, let alone its military, should embrace or support. Now we are getting more information about just how twisted and dangerous...
  • Explaining My Decision to Serve as Grand Marshal

    09/19/2014 6:29:50 AM PDT · by fatima · 36 replies
    Archdiocese of New York Cardinal Dolan's Column ^ | September 17, 2014 | Cardinal Dolan
    September 17, 2014 Explaining My Decision to Serve as Grand Marshal I haven’t been in this much hot water since I made the comment, right after I arrived as your archbishop five-and-a-half years ago, that Stan Musial—my boyhood hero of my hometown St. Louis Cardinals—was a much better ballplayer than Joe DiMaggio! Now I’m getting as much fiery mail and public criticism over my decision to accept the honor of Grand Marshal of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. According to the critics, I should have refused, due to the Parade Committee’s decision to allow a group of self-identified Gays...
  • Anti-gay billboard stirs debate in Sumner County Tenn.

    09/19/2014 4:47:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    An anti-gay billboard is stirring a debate over bullying and religion in a rural community about 30 miles north of Nashville. The Tennessean reports that the message reads: "You shall not lie with a man as with a woman. It is an abomination. — God." The sign says it was "paid for by concerned Christians." Portland resident Ronny Monday, who helped initiate the placement of the $500-per-month billboard, said the Old Testament message was needed to balance against the message from celebrities and President Barack Obama supporting gay marriage. "People have sat down long enough, and this country is going...
  • Heterosexual education

    09/18/2014 8:28:51 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 6 replies
    HeteroAwarenessMonth ^ | 09/18/2014 | Don't know
    Yes, we will admit homophobia was once an accepted term, however with the abuse of this word being used to describe anyone who supports a traditional lifestyle it's meaning has changed, attitudes shift. Semantic change, also known as semantic shift or semantic progression describes the evolution of word usage — usually to the point that the modern meaning is radically different from the original usage. In diachronic (or historical) linguistics, semantic change is a change in one of the meanings of a word. Every word has a variety of senses and connotations, which can be added, removed, or altered over...
  • Statement of Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell on HR566

    09/18/2014 4:02:39 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies
    From an email
    Statement of House Speaker William J. Howell on HR566 RICHMOND, VA - Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement Thursday on the passage of House Resolution 566: "Today the House of Delegates passed HR566, a resolution authorizing the Speaker to employ legal counsel to defend the laws and Constitution of the Commonwealth, as well as protect the responsibilities, authority and prerogatives of the House of Delegates. "I am deeply concerned by Attorney General Herring's refusal to defend the laws and Constitution of the Commonwealth. His actions represent a dangerous threat to separation of powers...
  • Major ISIS Leader Recruits Eleven Muslim Men, And Sodomizes [...] Them In Homosexual Islamic Ritual

    09/18/2014 3:43:55 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 60 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 9/18/2014 | Walid Shoebat and Theodore Shoebat
    In one interrogation by Iraqi officials of an ISIS terrorist who carried out seven beheadings. The terrorist not only confesses the gruesome beheadings he carried out, but also confesses the dark side which is virtually unknown regarding sadistic homosexual group marriages and rituals. In this incredible story, Shoebat.com translates the short testimony of one of eleven recruits who were sodomized by the ISIS “prince” Abu Ala’. Here is the video: ISIS Leader Recruits 11 Muslim Men And Sodomizes All Of Them Abu Ala’ made a fatwa permitting himself to marry and sodomize his recruits, with the exception that no man...
  • Hillary Clinton Says the United States Embarrasses Her

    09/18/2014 2:57:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    C-FAM ^ | Rebecca Oas, Ph.D.
    NEW YORK, September 19 (C-Fam) "It is embarrassing, I mean, really, it’s embarrassing.” Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a conference room of international feminists and abortion advocates that the US is a long way from ratifying the UN treaty on discrimination against women, “not for lack of trying, but for absence of support.” Clinton was the final speaker last Friday at a two-day feminist conference called “Women and Girls Rising” at the Ford Foundation in New York., which began with remarks by Gloria Steinem and was organized by the author of a glowing biography of Margaret Sanger. Former...
  • Miss. governor intervenes in same-sex divorce case

    09/18/2014 11:39:41 AM PDT · by massmike · 11 replies
    sunherald.com ^ | 09/18/2014 | JEFF AMY
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is intervening in a case involving a woman who wants the state to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce. The Republican governor, represented by Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom, is opposing Lauren Czekala-Chatham's appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court. The women married in San Francisco in 2008 and bought a house in Mississippi before separating in 2010. They could divorce in California, but Czekala-Chatham says she shouldn't be treated differently than straight couples. Melancon objected to the divorce but later agreed to a binding settlement splitting the couple's property even though...
  • Cardinal Dolan: Explaining My Decision to Serve as Grand Marshal

    09/18/2014 8:49:13 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 65 replies
    http://www.archny.org ^ | September 17, 2014 | Cardinal Timothy Dolan
    Explaining My Decision to Serve as Grand Marshal I haven’t been in this much hot water since I made the comment, right after I arrived as your archbishop five-and-a-half years ago, that Stan Musial—my boyhood hero of my hometown St. Louis Cardinals—was a much better ballplayer than Joe DiMaggio! Now I’m getting as much fiery mail and public criticism over my decision to accept the honor of Grand Marshal of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. According to the critics, I should have refused, due to the Parade Committee’s decision to allow a group of self-identified Gays of Irish ancestry...
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan capitulates to an aggressive homosexual agenda

    09/18/2014 10:40:50 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 14 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | September 18, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for his column in New York Catholic, Cardinal Timothy Dolan complains that he is receiving much criticism for deciding to serve as Grand Marshall in next year's St. Patrick's Day parade which will feature homosexuals marching under their own banner. The Cardinal writes, I haven’t been in this much hot water since I made the comment, right after I arrived as your archbishop five-and-a-half years ago, that Stan Musial—my boyhood hero of my hometown St. Louis Cardinals—was a much better ballplayer than Joe DiMaggio! Now I’m getting as much fiery mail and public criticism over my decision to accept...
  • Radical ‘gender’ paradigm could be leading to global totalitarianism: author

    09/18/2014 8:34:12 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/18/14 | Hilary White
    No human society has ever tried to re-write human sexuality, and the current global trend may be leading the world down new dark paths of statist totalitarianism, warns a German author and social commentator known for her criticism of “gender ideology.” During her recent speaking tour in the Czech Republic, Gabriele Kuby spoke to Catholic World Report on her new book, “The Global Sexual Revolution: The Destruction of Freedom in the Name of Freedom.” Kuby said that this is the first time in human history that a whole civilization has knowingly and deliberately “turned sexual norms completely upside down.” “Gender theory...
  • N.C. Republican dinged for defending right to fire gays

    09/17/2014 6:41:46 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    sanluisobispo.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | FRANCO ORDONEZ
    WASHINGTON — As House Democrats made a Hail Mary attempt to force a vote on laws to protect gays in the workplace, Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., continues to stand by comments he made earlier this month that businesses should be free to fire employees based on their sexual orientation. Pittenger has been criticized for the remarks, but he said in a statement Wednesday that Americans are already well-protected. Current laws against discrimination should be enforced to the fullest, he emphasized. But he said Americans need more jobs and a stronger economy, not more regulations that stifle growth. “It’s incredibly hard...
  • ..Last words of Texas woman, 38, executed for starving girlfriend's 9-year-old son to death

    09/17/2014 6:22:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 66 replies
    MAIL ONLINE ^ | Ashley Collman and Chris Spargo for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: l them I finished strong': Last words of Texas woman, 38, executed for starving girlfriend's 9-year-old son to death A Texas woman was executed this evening, after spending the last eight years on death row for the murder of her girlfriend's son a decade ago. Lisa Ann Coleman, 38, of Arlington, Texas, was found guilty of capital murder in the death of 9-year-old Davontae Williams, who had been beaten and bound, and whose body bore more than 250 scars when officials discovered him on July 26, 2004. 'What she’s really guilty of is being a black lesbian,' Stickels...
  • Virginia students prove why love is the best response to hate (Beck doesn't like 'homophobes')

    09/17/2014 6:09:03 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 40 replies
    Glenn Beck.com ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Glenn Beck
    Earlier this month, a preacher delivering a homophobic sermon set up camp outside the Carrier Library at James Madison University in Virginia. According to reports, the radical preacher was telling gay individuals they were going to hell, in addition to telling students who identified as Christians they too were headed “straight to hell” for living a life of sin. Instead of reciprocating with hateful rhetoric, however, JMU students responded in an admirable way. As the preacher rages on, one student began to play the guitar while others sang the hymn “How He Loves.” “This is the way you handle it,”...
  • Pope Francis is Irritated -- with a Pro-Marriage Book Published by Ignatius Press

    09/17/2014 12:30:31 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 63 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 9/17/14 | New Catholic
    A new book with articles by prominent churchmen is about to be released worldwide in severak kanguages (in English by Ignatius Press, under the title "Remaining in the Truth of Christ"), with important articles strongly defending all aspects related to the traditional Catholic doctrine on family and marriage, and the integrity of Blessed Sacrament, words that come from Our Lord Himself. This is how Ignatius Press describes it: In this volume five Cardinals of the Church, and four other scholars, respond to the call issued by Cardinal Walter Kasper for the Church to harmonize “fidelity and mercy in its pastoral...
  • Young conservatives stump for a gay-friendly GOP

    09/17/2014 7:41:20 AM PDT · by redreno · 57 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/17/2014 | By LAURA MYERS
    Conservative Republican Assemblywoman Michele Fiore of Las Vegas invited a few extra guests Tuesday night to the regular pasta dinners she has for constituents. The meal was the last official stop for a group of young conservatives traveling the country — visiting battleground states such as Nevada first — as part of a $1 million campaign to get the national Republican Party to support gay marriage in its party platform in 2016. The group has been to Iowa and New Hampshire. South Carolina is the next stop. Nevada already is ahead of the curve, said Tyler Deaton, campaign manager of...
  • If You Struggle Over an Issue… You Must Be Right!

    09/15/2014 6:32:43 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 25 replies
    Aquila Report ^ | 15 September 2014 | Timothy Hammons
    I’m doing some research around the web and came across Rachel Held’s Evans post on God and the Gay Christian. In there she tells us that she has another post that is in the works about why she changed her mind on God and the gay Christian. Gee, can’t wait. Her testimony and preface for this upcoming post is simply that she has struggled over the issue, she has had many sleepless nights. She has really wrestles with it… therefore, her conclusions must be sound. Here are her words: "Certainly there are many other Christians struggling to make sense of...
  • Premarital Sex is a Mortal Sin – Of this we must be clear and insist on repentance as the...

    09/16/2014 2:24:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 9/15/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    We live in times when many call good or “no big deal” what God calls sin. This is especially true in the area of sexuality where whole sectors of our society not only tolerate, but even celebrate sexual practices that the Scriptures call gravely sinful, and which will lead to hell if not repented of. Acts of fornication (pre-marital sex) and homosexual acts cannot be considered acceptable by any Catholic, or any person who sincerely accepts the Scripture as the Word of God. And even for those who do not share our faith, acts of fornication, and homosexual acts can...
  • Middle School Bans Teen’s “Virginity Rocks” T-Shirt

    09/16/2014 4:00:23 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/16/14 | Steven Ertelt
    An Arkansas middle school is under fire for banning a student’s t-shirt which reads “Virginity Rocks.”Although 13-year-old Cloe Rubiano is saving herself for marriage, school officials are unhappy she is sharing that message with students at Ramay Junior High. Rubiano purchased the shirt at a Christian festival to display her pro-life values. The shirt says “Virginity Rocks” on the front, and “I’m loving my husband and I haven’t even met him” on the back.However, when she wore the shirt to school, officials banned the shirt and made her wear a school-issued gym shirt instead, saying the shirt might lead to...
  • Fishwrap: Approve of “gay” sex or risk a shrinking, irrelevant Church.

    09/16/2014 6:10:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 9/16/2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    I think we are going to see the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) lurch even farther to the left, even deeper into angry dissent now that they have to cope with and distinguish themselves with Crux.I suspect Crux will wind up doing a better job of what Fishwrap has been doing.Here is an example of angry edginess from Fishwrap. This ought bring in those readers!Brian Cahill has a peevish piece in which he makes the claim that … The Catholic church is on track to become a shrinking cult Oh no! What will save us from this dire fate? Fishwap...
  • 80 Utah Lawmakers Tell Supreme Court Gay Marriage Will Lead To Incestuous Marriage, Polygamy: READ

    09/16/2014 2:33:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Towleroad ^ | September 10, 2014 | Sean Mandell
    Eighty legislators from Utah have submitted an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in which the legislators warn the Court that legalizing same-sex marriage would lead to the legalization of incestuous and polygamous marriages. The brief comes following the request for a writ of certiorari from both Utah's Attorney General, Sean Reyes, and the plaintiffs in Kitchen v. Herbert, the case that found both both a district court and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in favor of marriage equality in Utah. As Joe.My.God points out, "the brief is signed by 22 of the 29 members of the state...
  • ‘Pedophile’ teacher boasted of student suicides: ex-student

    09/16/2014 1:15:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    new york post ^ | julia marsh
    A former student at the elite Horace Mann School in The Bronx says his pedophile English teacher bragged about driving 12 kids to suicide — and vowed to make him the 13th. “You will join a long list of willful children who lashed out and then couldn’t make it on their own,” Robert Berman told one of his teen victims, Stephen Fife, according to Fife’s upcoming memoir, “The 13th Boy: A Memoir of Education and Abuse.”
  • Muslim academic gets death threats over women and gay-friendly mosque

    09/16/2014 7:25:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9-16-2014 | Stephanie Findlay
    A Muslim academic is vowing to push ahead with the launch of his woman and gay-friendly mosque in South Africa, despite receiving death threats. Taj Hargey, director of the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford, a group of "forward thinking" Muslims, said his Open Mosque will welcome all genders, religions and sexual orientations when it opens in Wynberg, a Cape Town suburb, on Friday. "You enter the mosque, do I ask you the question who did you sleep with last night? No. It's not my business who you slept with," said Mr Hargey, a native of Cape Town. "Women will enter...
  • Heather Has Two Genders

    09/16/2014 5:42:47 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 14, 2014 | MEGHAN COX GURDON
    Once upon a time, there was a red crayon that could only draw blue: blue fire engines, blue strawberries, blue hearts—all things we know to be red he could only draw in blue. No matter how hard the crayon tried, no matter how critical the remarks of others, the crayon couldn't behave in accordance with the label on his side. "He was red, but he wasn't very good at it," Michael Hall explains in "Red: A Crayon's Story," a forthcoming picture book that reads like a fable of gender identity. "I have a girl brain but a boy body," says...
  • ESPN Commentator: We Need To Reprogram How We Raise Men (LESBIAN FASCIST ALERT!)

    09/15/2014 5:02:55 AM PDT · by Viennacon · 81 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 14 Sep 2014 | Breitbart TV
    On ESPN’s “SportsCenter” earlier this week, espnW columnist Kate Fagan argued that the big picture in the controversy surrounding former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice’s domestic violence allegations. According Fagan, the problem needs to be tackled at the so-called grassroots level when men are in their formative years. “Well, I think right now we're talking so much about firing Goodell or punishments. You know, should it be a three game, a two game, a six game, a full year ban? But I think that's a little reactive and not proactive. Domestic violence is something that happens in anger, in...
  • Rosie O’Donnell Returns to ‘The View’ Healthier and Happier

    09/14/2014 12:55:31 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 88 replies
    variety.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Ramin Setoodeh
    The last person who thought Rosie O’Donnell would ever return to “The View” was Rosie O’Donnell. In the spring of 2007, the talk show host opted not to renew her contract with the gabfest created by Barbara Walters, even though her controversial opinions gave the program a ratings boost. Then, shortly before her departure, she got caught in a spectacular fight on live TV with conservative co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck that started over the Iraq War, but quickly turned personal — and went viral. “The day it happened, I was definitely crying,” O’Donnell recalls. “I got my stuff and walked out.”...
  • Pope Breaks Taboo By Marrying Couples Who Lived 'In Sin'

    09/14/2014 12:07:39 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 105 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Sep. 14, 2014 | Ljubomir Milasin, AFP
    A single mother, people who have been married before and couples who have been living together "in sin" were married by Pope Francis in a taboo-challenging ceremony at the Vatican on Sunday. In another signal of the openness of his papacy, Francis asked to marry 40 people from different social backgrounds who would be a realistic sample of modern couples. It comes three weeks before a major synod of the Catholic Church will discuss the divisive issues of marriage, divorce and conception.
  • Gay rights group, after recent victories, turns to a new frontier: the South

    09/14/2014 2:29:19 PM PDT · by Salman · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 10, 2014 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    NATCHEZ, Miss. — Just three months ago, Rob Hill was a Methodist pastor with a burning secret. But as a swampy heat took hold one recent morning, he put on a suit, climbed into his car and headed into this river town on a mission that would have been unthinkable not long ago: promoting gay rights in rural Mississippi. It’s hardly the most audacious thing he’s done this year. In July, after 12 years in the clergy, Hill came out of the closet — not at an intimate gathering around his kitchen table, or to friends on Facebook, but at...
  • Missouri’s rapid rightward shift

    09/13/2014 7:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 13, 2014 | Trymaine Lee
    In just four weeks, Missouri has carried out an execution, imposed a 72-hour waiting period on women seeking abortions, expanded gun rights and become the poster child for the militarization of police and racial discord. Its public school system is struggling beneath the weight of an ongoing funding crisis, and an entire local police force is under federal investigation. While the killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by a small-city cop and the fiery protests and heavy-handed police response that followed has drawn national attention and scorn, the incident is but a glimpse into the current social and political...
  • Is Polygamy the Next Gay Marriage?

    09/13/2014 5:10:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 12, 2014 | Sally Kohn
    Should we really care if more than two consenting adults want to marry each other, or if polygamy advocates see the LGBT movement as an inspiration? A few years ago, when I was rushing my daughter to pre-school one morning, a similarly tardy and exasperated-looking mom passed us on the stairs. My daughter took this as an opportunity to announce, “I have two moms.” The exasperated mom picked up her hunched shoulders to turn to Willa and, after a sigh, say, “You don’t know how lucky you are.” This has happened to us a lot. On more occasions than I...
  • Is polygamy next in the redefinition of marriage?

    09/13/2014 4:51:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/13/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    That question applies in the US — and possibly in some surprising places elsewhere. Let’s start in the US, where the march of court opinion has moved steadily over the last decade from the inherent right to sexual privacy and choice in Lawrence v Texas to the mandate for government recognition of partnership choices in the emergence of same-sex marriage as an equal-treatment issue. During the latter period of that arc, opponents of SSM warned that the same arguments deployed in that effort could be made to force recognition of polygamist relationships as marriages too, which SSM advocates hotly...
  • Transgender Girl Crowned Homecoming Princess

    09/13/2014 4:44:56 PM PDT · by Salman · 69 replies
    ABC ^ | Sep 13, 2014 | AP via ABC
    A transgender girl was crowned homecoming princess at a Colorado Springs high school. The Gazette of Colorado Springs reported Saturday that Scarlett Lenh received the majority of the votes from her junior class at Sand Creek High School, besting three biological girls for the honor. Lenh, biologically a boy, was born Andy Lenh. She was bestowed the honor during Friday night's football game. ...
  • U.S. Judge Orders Arizona To Recognize Gay Marriage From California

    09/12/2014 9:18:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 12, 2014 | JAMES QUEALLY
    U.S. Judge Orders Arizona To Recognize Gay Marriage From California Fred McQuire and George Martinez In this July 2014 photo provided by the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Fred McQuire, left, and George Martinez pose for photos at their wedding in California. A federal judge ordered Arizona to recognize their marriage. (Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund) By JAMES QUEALLY A federal judge in Arizona ruled Friday that state officials must recognize the marriage of two men who were wed in California this year, though the ruling will not affect the ongoing fight to overturn the state's ban on...
  • America Under Cultural Dhimmitude

    09/12/2014 8:16:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | September 9, 2014 | Rod Dreher
    This morning I received a long e-mail from a reader who works in management at a major corporation. I can’t share anything from it now — maybe he and I can work out something whereby I can share a version of his letter while protecting his privacy — but it’s enough to say that he gave me a detailed account of how the bureaucracy in his company is collecting more and more data on its employees at the same time it’s tightening the screws on the internal culture of diversity. He said that traditional Christians are going deep into the...
  • School Bans "Offensive" Chick-fil-A Sandwiches

    09/12/2014 2:19:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Feathers have been ruffled at California’s Ventura High School, where the principal this week banned the football booster club from selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches over fears that people might be offended. What, pray tell, could people find offensive about a plump juicy chicken breast tucked between two buttered buns? Were English teachers put off by the restaurant chain’s grammatically challenged bovine pitchmen?
  • An Open Letter to Cardinal Timothy Dolan

    09/10/2014 4:52:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies
    Catholic Citizens ^ | September 7, 2014 | Mary Anne Hackett
    Editor’s note: In response to the news that the St. Patrick’s Parade in New York would now accept “gay” groups in the parade and that Cardinal Timothy Dolan would serve as Grand Marshall of the parade, Catholic Citizens of Illinois has sent an open letter to Cardinal Dolan, which is published below. Catholic Citizens of Illinois, 106 Calendar Court, PMB #122, La Grange, IL 60525-2325An Open Letter to Cardinal Timothy DolanSeptember 5, 2014Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York1011 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10022Your Eminence,We were dismayed and discouraged to read that the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York...
  • Gay couples SCREW UP their kids – it’s child abuse!

    09/12/2014 7:24:40 AM PDT · by xzins · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | October 21, 2009 | NewWarrior
    Lesbians and gay men are more likely to molest their children than a straight couple. A study in Adolescence found: A disproportionate percentage--29 percent...subjected to sexual molestation by that homosexual parent, compared to only 0.6 percent of adult children of heterosexual parents ...a homosexual parent(s) appears to increase the risk of incest with a parent by a factor of about 50.60 http://www.orthodoxytoday.org/articles/DaileyGayAdopt.php Gay couples are hurting their children; these are the facts: Higher incidence of incest Sexual identity confusion Reduced life span of parent
  • Fury of gay community after two heterosexual men marry in New Zealand...

    09/12/2014 5:40:09 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 57 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 12th September 2014 | Heather McNab
    Two heterosexual men have tied the knot on Friday morning under New Zealand's liberal marriage laws. Marrying not for love, but for Rugby World Cup Tickets, the two men from Dunedin in the South Island of New Zealand officially said 'I do' in front of 60 family and friends. The ceremony was live broadcast by Edge Radio, who's 'I Love You, Man' competition was launched earlier this year in a bid to find two straight men willing to wed for the sought after tickets. 'It's official folks, Travis and Matt have just said 'I do'! Congrats to the happy couple!,'...
  • Chicago Gets to Work for LGBTQ Youth (Now I've seen it all)

    09/11/2014 3:33:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Curve Magazine ^ | September 10, 2014 | Melanie Barker
    Help is at hand for job-seeking queer and trans youth.Roll up your sleeves, queer youth of Chicago, and get ready to connect and get skilled! On Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, noon-4 p.m. at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, the Work! Chicago LGBTQ Youth Job Fair welcomes members of the community, with a special focus on LGBTQ youth and the transgender community.The fair is sponsored by Windy City Times, Chicago House TransWorks, TransTech and the Center on Halsted. This job fair is a follow-up event to the Windy City Times LGBTQ Homeless Youth Summit held in May, in which...
  • Catholic League bowing out of St. Patrick’s parade (NYC)

    09/11/2014 2:04:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 11, 2014 2:59 PM EDT | Karen Matthews
    The Catholic League said Thursday that it will sit out next year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York because event organizers aren’t letting an anti-abortion group march. The group, formally known as the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, has been marching for 20 years, said its president, Bill Donohue. …