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  • Single Christians Can Have Sex as Long as It's 'Mutually Pleasurable and Affirming,' Pastor Says

    08/25/2016 5:24:13 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 110 replies
    Christian Post ^ | August 22, 2016 | Leonardo Blair
    Bucking against conservative Christian tradition advising against extra-marital sex, the Rev. Bromleigh McCleneghan, a married mother of three and associate pastor for ministry with families at Union Church of Hinsdale in Illinois, says single Christians can have sex as long as it's "mutually pleasurable and affirming." Citing 1 Corinthians 6:18-20, many Mainline Protestant and evangelical churches like the Assemblies of God Church, advise against sexual relations among single Christians. "Today within our society singles exist for one of two reasons — by choice, or by circumstance. In either case the Bible's mandate is clear for all unmarried individuals: they are...
  • Mizzou Renames ‘Unisex’ Restrooms Because Term Isn’t Inclusive Enough

    08/27/2016 12:00:54 PM PDT · by PROCON · 88 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Aug. 27, 2016 | Blake Neff
    The University of Missouri (MU) is renaming its “Unisex” restrooms on campus in response to complaints that the current label isn’t inclusive. Henceforth, restrooms intended for use by both men and women will simply be labeled “toilet.” The change is apparently meant to accommodate student complaints that the “unisex” label, intended to encompass everybody, is actually exclusionary and hurtful. “Unisex is just such an uncomfortable and outdated word,” MU student Sterling Waldman told the Columbia Missourian. The word, Waldman said, excludes people who identify as neither male nor female. Waldman serves as the social justice chair in MU’s student senate,...
  • Meet the 'Gay Bachelor' cast: Robert Sepulveda Jr has 13 gorgeous men to choose from as his [tr]

    08/27/2016 5:36:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 26, 2016 | Shyam Dodge
    What does a spiritual practitioner, an event planner, and a male nanny have in common? They are all contestants on an upcoming gay dating show. The cast for Logo's Finding Prince Charming has been revealed and each of the 13 men selected to compete for interior designer Robert Sepúlveda Jr's affections is more gorgeous than the next. First there's hunky Brodney, who describes himself as a 'true Libra, and is a personal trainer based in Atlanta.
  • Americans Are Embracing Transgender Rights

    08/26/2016 7:08:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 77 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | August 25, 2016 | Andrew McGill
    Change in America is a funny thing. It took two centuries for the country to agree that a black woman could marry a white man. On the other hand, same-sex marriage bans collapsed just a decade after the first state awarded recognition to gay couples. And there’s new evidence that national views are swinging even more quickly when it comes transgender Americans.
  • California Christian colleges support bill that forces them to embrace LGBT agenda

    08/26/2016 5:39:08 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 29 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 08/26/2016 | Claire Chretien
    Six of California’s largest Christian colleges and an association of California private schools support a bill that is designed to essentially remove religious schools’ Title IX exemptions and force the LGBT agenda on them. California Bill 1146, which has been called "the most oppressive LGBTQ anti-religious proposal in the nation," failed to pass after it was first introduced. An amended version passed the California Assembly on Wednesday, and is now before the state Senate.
  • Women say bisexual men ‘are better lovers and better fathers than straight partners’

    08/26/2016 6:56:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 26, 2016 | Charlotte Mortlock
    Women in relationships with bisexual men say their partners are better lovers and fathers than straight men. Deakin School of Health and Social Development interviewed 78 Australian women who had been in relationships with bi-sexual men to gain an insight into the families, intimacies and dynamics between the couple. The study, conducted by senior lecturer Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli, is now the basis of a new book, Women In Relationships with Bisexual Men - Bi Men by Women.
  • Transgender inmate sues Missouri prison for hormone treatment

    08/25/2016 4:01:29 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 10 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 25 Aug 2016 | LAURA BULT
    A transgender inmate says she’s been living in a “personal prison” because a Missouri correctional facility has denied her access to hormone treatment, according to a new lawsuit.
  • Shepard Smith on Trump: 'He Trades in Racism'

    08/25/2016 4:54:11 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 66 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 25, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Fox News' Shepard Smith strayed from the Fox News script today while interviewing Wall Street Journal reporter James Grimaldi following Hillary Clinton's Reno, Nevada speech. Actually that's putting it mildly. Smith crashed through the barrier of at least putting up the appearance of neutrality and broke into the realm of flat out bias of the worst sort by charging Donald Trump with racism. If you think I am exaggerating, watch the following video of the exchange for yourself and you be the judge.
  • Orlando Hospitals Say They Won't Bill Victims Of Pulse Nightclub Shooting

    08/25/2016 2:10:03 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    NPR ^ | August 25, 2016 | Camila Domonoske
    Two Orlando-area hospitals are waiving the medical bills of victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting, praising the community response and saying they want to contribute. [Snip] Orlando Regional Medical Center has treated 44 victims of the shooting - more than any other hospital. The center's parent company, Orlando Health, says it will not charge victims for their treatment, reports Abe Aboraya of member station WMFE. "Instead, the hospital will look at federal and state funds, victims' funds like the One Orlando fund, and private funds raised for victims," Aboraya reports for our Newscast unit. "The hospital will bill insurance if...
  • ISIS Tosses Four More Gay Men from Top of Mosul Building (kids brought out to watch)

    08/24/2016 2:10:34 PM PDT · by drewh · 68 replies
    Iraqi News/Religion of Peace ^ | Aug 24th, 2016 9:14 | Jim Hoft Aug 24th
    ISIS hurled several gay men from the op of Mosul’s tallest building recently. Of course, the kids were brought out to witness the gory execution. via Religion of Peace: Four men were thrown to their deaths after being found guilty of homosexuality and sodomy in the Nineveh province in Iraq. Two of the men were allegedly part of the ISIS organisation. The men were thrown from the top floor of a former insurance company’s offices in Mosul. The location is apparently used often for such executions. A local source told IraqiNews.com that “ISIS members executed four people, including two of...
  • How Gay Activists Will Respond to a Major Scientific Report That Refutes Their Talking Points

    08/24/2016 11:36:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Michael Brown
    The internet has been abuzz with headlines declaring, “Almost Everything the Media Tell You About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Is Wrong,” and “Johns Hopkins Shrinks Warn Against Kids Going Transgender.”As reported by Ryan T. Anderson on Monday, “A major new report, published today in the journal The New Atlantis, challenges the leading narratives that the media has pushed regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.”How significant was this report?“Co-authored by two of the nation’s leading scholars on mental health and sexuality, the 143-page report discusses over 200 peer-reviewed studies in the biological, psychological, and social sciences, painstakingly documenting what scientific...
  • As the Cultural War Rages, Can We Live Together?

    08/24/2016 10:35:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Star Parker
    Religious liberty concerns continue to weigh heavily on church-going Americans. In a recent survey from Pew Research, 40 percent of those who reported attending church in the last few months said that clergy spoke about religious liberty. No other issue received more attention from clergy. And not surprisingly so. The aggressive growth of secularism in our nation, along with the natural outgrowth of this, the tendency of secularists to turn to big government to define and implement what they perceive as fair, is on a collision course with religious liberty. Traditional church-going Americans have always taken comfort in the first...
  • University To Students: You’re a Criminal If You Don’t Use Transgender Approved Language

    08/24/2016 6:49:34 AM PDT · by detective · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Aug 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    West Virginia University (WVU) has told its 29,000 students that they are breaking federal law if don’t agree to use the pronouns — including ‘he’ or ‘she,’ ‘zir’ or ‘hir’ etc. — preferred by each person who claims to be transgender. That policy means if a biological man — for example, famous transgender athlete Bruce Jenner — says he “identifies” his gender as female, then all other students must refer to the man as a “she,” or else be treated as a law-breaker.
  • Debunking the ‘Born This Way’ Myth

    08/24/2016 5:57:14 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | August 23, 2016 | David French
    Here is the world according to the LGBT Left: Just as there are black and white, there are gay and straight. One’s sexual orientation, like one’s race, is fixed and immutable at birth. The process of “questioning” one’s orientation isn’t a process of deciding but of discovering. Similarly, when it comes to gender identity, there is “cis” and there is “trans.” A cis person’s gender identity matches the sex they were “assigned” at birth. A trans person — well, a trans person is any one of the fifty-plus other genders on the entirely reputable Facebook spectrum. This, you see, is...
  • Gay men are 2% of population but 55% of AIDS cases: CDC

    08/24/2016 5:47:35 AM PDT · by massmike · 37 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 08/24/2016 | Ben Johnson
    Although homosexual men are a tiny sliver of the U.S. population, they account for the majority of all Americans living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced. Men who have sex with men (MSM) are two percent of the population but make up 55 percent of people who were HIV-positive in 2013, according to a CDC fact sheet released last Wednesday. More than nine out of 10 new HIV diagnoses (92 percent) come from young gay and bisexual MSM, ages 13 to 24. If these trends continue, one of every...
  • APS: It’s still OK to call students ‘boys and girls’ (Albuquerque)

    08/23/2016 8:49:49 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 22, 2016 | Kim Burgess
    An elementary school principal in Albuquerque has “apologized profusely” for a mistake in her PowerPoint presentation to teachers and staff that said it would “no longer be acceptable to call our students boys and girls.” APS spokeswoman Monica Armenta said Monday that teachers at Carlos Rey Elementary are not barred from calling students “boys and girls,” and that the simple misunderstanding was blown out of proportion in at least one media report. A few weeks ago, the school’s principal, Judith Touloumis, delivered a PowerPoint presentation to inform staff about the new APS transgender procedural directive, which went into effect this...
  • Battle lines of church and state: Fired over same-sex marriage, educator sues Paramus Catholic

    08/23/2016 7:14:45 PM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 08.18.16 | ALLISON PRIES
    By 2015, she had risen through the ranks at Paramus Catholic High School, her alma mater, to dean of guidance in just four years, and she had been serving as head coach of the elite Lady Paladins basketball team since the retirement of the longtime coach, Al Roth, the year before.But in January, she lost it all.  Drumgoole, of Bogota, says the school fired her from both of her jobs after administrators learned that she was married to a woman.  Now, she has filed a lawsuit in Superior Court in Hackensack alleging that Paramus Catholic; its president, James P. Vail;...
  • Rodeo clown fired for gender identity skit at Michigan fair

    08/23/2016 1:57:38 PM PDT · by massmike · 37 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 08/23/2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    A Michigan rodeo clown is out of a job after he joked about gender identity at the Calhoun County Fair last week. “You’re either a boy or a girl, y’all understand,” “Rockin’ Robbie Hodges told the audience Thursday. “If you’re confused, then you need help, OK?” Some audience members appeared to laugh at the joke, but an attendee who recorded the skit said many people left out of protest, a local NBC News affiliate reported. Megan Harvey, the executive director for the Calhoun County Fair, said she was disappointed by the comments. “I was very disappointed, because we do not...
  • Let's have a SCIENCE-based debate about LGBT issues

    08/23/2016 12:44:06 PM PDT · by fwdude · 10 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | Aug 22, 2016 | Michael Cook
    A landmark report from the US questions cliched views of homosexuality and transgenderism If you all you know about gender and sexuality comes from reading headlines, it’s an open and shut case. “'Gay genes': science is on the right track, we're born this way. Let’s deal with it.” “Science Just Proved That Being Transgender Is Not a Phase”. “The DNA test 'that reveals if you're gay'” “Check the science: being trans is not a 'choice'”. “Transgender Identity Is Not a Mental Health Disorder, Study Finds.” “Born This Way? Scientists may have found a biological basis for homosexuality.” So the nature...
  • Psychiatrist says Puberty Blockers Can Help Young Transgenders 'Fit In'

    08/23/2016 11:21:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 22, 2016 | 2:14 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    According to a Kaiser Health News report, using puberty suppressing drugs not only prevents children from developing secondary sex characteristics, it also can make it far easier for transgender teens to “fit in.” […] The article notes that there is some disagreement within the medical community as to when it is appropriate to start a child on puberty blocking medication. “A study in 2008 found that 43 percent of very young children who experienced gender dysphoria no longer felt that way after adolescence,” the article says. …
  • Md. school district: Don’t tell parents of transgender males bunking with daughters on field trips

    08/23/2016 10:21:15 AM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    A Maryland school district is instructing teachers and administrators not to tell parents if their daughters are bunking with male transgender students on overnight field trips. Bob Mosier, chief communications officer for the Anne Arundel County public school system, says in a training video on how to accommodate transgender students that privacy issues prevent the district from informing parents about such arrangements. “So, many of you might be asking yourselves, ‘So I’m at an overnight field trip, and I have student who’s biologically a male, identifies as a female, and we’ve worked with that student and her family, and that...
  • Amber Tamblyn Doesn’t Like the Naked Trump Statues

    08/22/2016 3:02:59 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 49 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 22, 2016 | BY: Elizabeth Harrington
    Fresh off her appearance at the Democratic National Convention where she said she has much to learn about trans women’s reproductive rights, the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star is back to talking politics: in defense of Donald Trump. The Hill reports: Actress Amber Tamblyn says she disapproves of naked, life-size statues of Donald Trump that recently appeared in five U.S. cities. “Body shaming is never OK, even when it comes to Trump,”
  • New Mexico elementary teachers barred from calling students ‘boys and girls’

    08/22/2016 1:25:48 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 34 replies
    The Extract ^ | August 22, 2016
    According to recent reports, a New Mexico elementary school is causing a local stir with a new gender-inclusive policy some are calling unnecessary and “outlandish.” Carlos Rey Elementary School teachers recently received an advisory from officials indicating a notably liberal interpretation of the Albuquerque school district’s recent transgender bathroom policy. In addition to giving students the freedom to choose the facilities they find most accommodating, the Gender Identity Procedural Directive also lays out a stifling speech code for teachers to abide. Among the new requirements is a cessation of words like “boy” and “girl” in the classroom.
  • West Virginia University: Calling Someone The ‘Wrong’ Prounoun Is A Title IX Violation

    08/22/2016 11:24:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 21, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    Referring to someone by the “wrong” gender pronoun is a violation of federal anti-discrimination law, according to West Virginia University’s Title IX office. Title IX, which was signed into law by Richard Nixon in 1972, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Among other things, Title IX forced college athletics programs to treat men’s and women’s programs the same, leading to a vast expansion in female NCAA athletics.
  • Target Stock Plummets as Bathroom Boycott Surges

    08/22/2016 1:23:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    There are two indisputable facts surrounding Target’s decision to allow men to use the same bathrooms and changing rooms as women and little girls. First, Target’s stock has taken pounding since April. Second quarter earnings fell to $680 million, according to Market Watch. And revenue fell 7.2 percent. Second, more than 1.4 million consumers have joined American Family Association’s nationwide boycott of the nation’s second-largest discount retailer. The debate is whether there is a correlation between those two facts. Target CEO Brian Cornwell told Fortune magazine in May that the transgender bathroom policy has nothing to do with their financial...
  • Media Myths of the Homosexual-Transgender Agenda

    08/22/2016 10:18:46 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 8/22/2016 | Peter Labarbera
    The purpose of this report is to expose and refute some of the longstanding statistical lies and propagandistic myths of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) activist movement. With media support, homosexual and leftist activists now openly campaign to banish dissenting conservative voices. This dangerous dynamic gives the homosexual-transgender lobby nearly full rein to advance its agenda, which now includes: •Levying large fines to punish Christians and traditionalists who do not want to participate with their small business in homosexual “weddings”; •Criminalizing pro-heterosexual change therapy for sexually confused minors; •Using the government to force schools and businesses to allow...
  • Caster Semenya wins 800 m: beaten GB finalist Lynsey Sharp criticizes rule change over "obvious"

    08/22/2016 8:23:17 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 46 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 8/21/2016 | Tom Morgan
    GB runner Lynsey Sharp was at the centre of a row over so-called intersex athletes last night after tearfully admitting it was "difficult" competing against them at Rio 2016.
  • Gay Anglican Clergy to Defy Church's Official Stance on Same-Sex Marriage

    08/21/2016 5:16:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8/21/16 | Nicola Slawson
    Several gay ministers will write to church leaders to say they are already in same-sex marriage and want official position reconsideredA group of gay Church of England clergy are set to reveal that they have married their partners, defying the official line taken by church leaders on same-sex marriage. A dozen gay ministers are to sign an open letter that also urges the church to allow clergy to carry out blessings for parishioners entering into same-sex marriages. Half the signatories have already declared themselves to be in a gay marriage, including Andrew Foreshew-Cain, who was one of the first priests...
  • [Irish Senator] Jerry Buttimer: It’s Time for Gay Priests

    08/21/2016 5:10:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    Evening Echo ^ | 8/9/16 | Alan Healy
    THE Catholic Church needs to have an open discussion on celibacy and welcome LGBTQ people as priests in the fallout from the Maynooth affair. That is according to Cork senator and former Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central, Jerry Buttimer, who trained for the priesthood for five years in Maynooth before returning to lay life. Mr Buttimer became the first openly gay Fine Gael TD in advance of the fight for marriage equality in last year’s historic referendum. He is a committed Catholic, despite the opposition within the faith to homosexuality, which is regarded as sinful. He was speaking...
  • Illinois pastors sue to overturn state ban on reparative therapy for gay minors

    08/21/2016 3:56:29 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 16, 2016 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    CHICAGO, Illinois, August 19, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — A group of ministers is suing the state of Illinois over a law that makes Christian counseling for minors with same-sex attraction a crime. Pastors Protecting Youth has filed a lawsuit against the state's Youth Mental Health Protection Act, which makes it illegal to help teens overcome unwanted homosexual inclinations. The Illinois law states that "being lesbian, gay, or bisexual is not a disease, disorder, illness, deficiency, or shortcoming.” It bans "conversion therapy" and any counseling that "represents homosexuality as a mental disease, disorder, or illness." The language of the law is in...
  • Was Queen Victoria a 'sexless old bag'? No, that was an invention by woman-hating gay courtiers [tr]

    08/21/2016 7:19:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 21, 2016 | Chris Hastings
    Dour, sexless, perpetually unamused… Queen Victoria has had a notoriously bad press since her death in 1901. Yet according to A.N. Wilson, the historical adviser to ITV drama Victoria, this reputation is not only wide of the mark, it was deliberate propaganda masterminded by a Royal Family desperate to suppress the truth about her passionate nature. The court appointed two misogynistic homosexuals to get this message across – the suave courtier Viscount Esher and the academic and writer Arthur Benson, who wrote the lyrics to Land Of Hope And Glory. Together, they sanitised her letters for publication.
  • ‘Intersex’ Athlete Wins Gold Medal In Women’s 800M

    08/21/2016 1:20:41 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 140 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/20/16 | Peter Hasson
    South African runner Caster Semenya dominated the women’s 800-meter final Saturday in Rio, finishing well ahead of the competition to take home the gold medal. Semenya is widely believed to be “intersex,” defined by the United Nations as people born with sex characteristics “that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies.” The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) last summer suspended International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) rules prohibiting athletes who exceed a testosterone threshold from competing in women’s track and field events, clearing the way for Semenya to compete in Rio. The CAS ruling claimed...
  • Salon: GOP Must Dump Jesus or Risk Irrelevance in ‘Post-Christian America’

    08/20/2016 7:52:39 PM PDT · by blueyon · 120 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8/20/16 | by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Salon Magazine has accused the Republican Party of being out of touch with “post-Christian America,” warning the GOP that if it doesn’t renege on its alliance with Christianity, it will soon become irrelevant. Ted Cruz’s failure to get the GOP nomination, Matthew Sheffield proclaims in Salon, “is a perfect window into trends that will set the pace of American politics for decades to come: Americans are moving away from Christianity, including people most likely to vote Republican.” To back up his claims, Sheffield cites the 2014 Pew Research study finding that 23 percent of Americans say they’re “unaffiliated” with any...
  • Obama: ‘We’ve Designated New Monuments to…Folks Who Stood Up For Equality at Stonewall in New York’

    08/20/2016 7:18:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/20/2016 | unknown
    President Barack Obama said in his weekly address today that he had set aside “more than 265 million acres of public lands and waters” as national parks and monuments, which is “more than any administration in history.” Among the national monuments he created, Obama said in his weekly address, was “Stonewall.” This monument commemorates riots that took place in 1969. Citing Yosemite and Yellowstone national parks, leading into his citation of Stonewall, Obama said: “As President, I’m proud to have built upon America’s tradition of conservation.” The president said in his June 24 proclamation [1] creating the “Stonewall National Monument:”...
  • Could sex robots and virtual reality treat paedophilia?

    08/20/2016 4:08:22 PM PDT · by Salman · 91 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 2 August 2016 | Aviva Rutkin
    ... A Japanese company named Trottla already ships child-sized sex dolls globally. Earlier this year, a Canadian man went on trial after he was arrested in 2013 for ordering such a doll. Under Canadian law, they are considered child pornography and he could go to jail for seven years. But what if dolls like these could help rather than hurt? Ron Arkin, a robotics engineer at the Georgia Institute of Technology and one of the panelists, argued that people should not only legally be permitted to have such dolls, but perhaps some should be handed prescriptions for them. In his...
  • Gay pastor agrees to leave her post at Johnson County church

    08/20/2016 5:30:42 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 50 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | Donald Bradley
    On a cold Sunday in January, Cynthia Meyer, pastor at Edgerton United Methodist Church, came out to her congregation. She did so with hope that change regarding the denomination’s stance on homosexuality was coming. But eight months later, that hope, for now at least, is gone. And after the end of August, Meyer will be gone as well. To avoid a church trial, Meyer and Methodist officials agreed that she would give up her duties and go on involuntary leave. Her final sermon in Edgerton in Johnson County will be Aug. 28.
  • Transgender Crusade Hits Funeral Homes

    08/19/2016 2:58:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | August 19, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier
    DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - The push for transgender acceptance is making its way to funeral homes, as a transgender funeral director is taking a Christian-run business to court for refusing to accept his charade as a female. According to arguments heard August 11 by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Anthony Stephens, who now goes by the name Aimee Stephens, was denied the "right" to dress as a woman while at work after coming out as transgender in 2013. Stephens reports he provided his employer, RG & GR Funeral Homes in Detroit, with a letter outlining his...
  • Lawsuit nixed against Kentucky clerk who fought gay marriage

    08/19/2016 11:58:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 19, 2016 2:53 PM EDT
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. U.S. District Judge David Bunning issued orders Thursday dismissing the lawsuit brought by two gay couples and two straight couples against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis. …
  • Target to spend $20 million on single-stall bathrooms after backlash to its restroom policy

    08/19/2016 10:44:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    Washington post ^ | August 17, 2016 | Sarah Halzack
    Target said Wednesday it is preparing to spend $20 million in the coming months to add single-stall bathrooms along with men’s and women’s restrooms in its stores, a move meant to accommodate shoppers who have expressed concern about the retailers’ policy of allowing customers and employees to use the bathroom that corresponds to the gender they identify with. “Some of our guests clearly are uncomfortable with our policy, and some are really supportive,” said Cathy Smith, Target’s chief financial officer, in a conference call wither reporters.
  • Vancouver Christians collide over televangelist Franklin Graham

    08/19/2016 9:19:02 AM PDT · by amorphous · 76 replies
    VancouverSun.Com ^ | 18 August 2016 | Douglas Todd
    Metro Vancouver Christians are colliding over the coming crusade of televangelist Franklin Graham, who is known for criticizing homosexuals, Muslims and U.S. President Barack Obama. Saying that Graham is often “incendiary and intolerant,” some evangelical Protestants and Roman Catholics are opposing his participation in the three-day Festival of Hope event at Rogers Arena in early March, 2017, that many of the city’s mega-churches are supporting . “Rev. Graham is a polarizing figure … His ungracious and bigoted remarks have the potential to generate serious negative impact on the Christian witness in Vancouver,” says a statement from five prominent evangelical and...
  • No, God Isn’t Transgender

    08/19/2016 8:06:44 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 34 replies
    firstthings.com ^ | 8 . 15 . 16 | Robert A. J. Gagnon
    In what has to be a new low for the New York Times, the Gray Lady (or should we now say the Bearded Lady?) has published an op-ed piece titled “Is God Transgender?” by a New York rabbi named Mark Sameth. Cousin to a man who “transitioned to a woman” in the 1970s, Sameth contends that “the Hebrew Bible, when read in its original language, offers a highly elastic view of gender.” He marshals many purported examples of gender fluidity in the Hebrew scriptures, in order to argue that religion should not be put in service of “social prejudices” against...
  • Donald Trump’s Florida Rally: Gay Speaker Slams Obama on Guns, Radical Islam

    08/18/2016 8:17:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | August 17, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Former Orlando mayoral candidate Randy Ross lambasted President Barack Obama’s attempt to blame guns for the Orlando terror attack instead of blaming radical Islam. “While victims were in the hospital, families were grieving, funeral arrangement were being made for the victims, our city mourning, [Obama] turned the conversation into one of gun control” said Ross, a gay speaker who was speaking at Donald Trump’s Aug. 11 rally in Kissimmee, Florida. According to the Advocate, Ross said Obama’s speech wrongly switched the emphasis from the threat of radical Islam to a plea for more gun control for law-abiding citizens.
  • Cher plans fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in Miami Beach [Homosexual Lobby]

    08/19/2016 2:31:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    TampaBay.com ^ | Thursday, August 11, 2016 | Amy Sherman
    Cher will host a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in Miami Beach Aug. 19....
  • London Youtube star Callum McSwiggan to appear before US court over fake assault claim

    08/18/2016 10:22:10 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 5 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 20 July 2016 | Jamie Mickelwaithe
    A London YouTube personality has been ordered to appear before a US court over claims he fabricated a hate crime. Callum McSwiggan, who has more than 63,000 subscribers on YouTube, posted a picture of himself in hospital on Instagram claiming he had been the victim of a hate crime after being attacked by three men near a Hollywood gay club. ...
  • What It’s Like to Be a Celibate Pedophile

    08/18/2016 2:45:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 18, 2016 | Alexa Tsoulis-Reay
    According to some estimates, about one percent of the adult male population continues, after puberty, to be attracted to prepubescent children. The figure of the pedophile is perhaps one of society’s most feared, and, in part because of the deep taboo, the inner lives of pedophiles are not very well understood. This is especially true for the subset of pedophiles who feel attraction to children but who commit themselves to not acting on it; the fact is that unless they encounter the criminal justice system, we are unlikely to learn much about their behavior at all. Support groups are often...
  • Transgender: Obama To End Single-Sex Bathrooms on Federal Property

    08/18/2016 12:53:59 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 48 replies
    breitbart ^ | 18 Aug 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    President Barack Obama’s deputies will insert a rule in federal regulations on Friday to prevent federal facilities from operating single-sex bathrooms. The rule in the "Federal Register" of regulations will open up thousands of bathrooms in federally operated buildings to employees and visitors who claim on any given day to be “transgender” members of the opposite sex.
  • 'World Vision' Losing Sight of the Bible

    08/18/2016 12:50:48 PM PDT · by fwdude · 9 replies
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | August 17, 2016 | Scott Lively
    Recently the Christian mega-charity World Vision was exposed and publicly shamed by the Nation of Israel for allowing diversion of donor money to the Hamas terror organization. The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted the following report on its website: http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/ForeignPolicy/Issues/Pages/Behind-the-Headlines-Hamas-exploitation-of-World-Vision-in-Gaza-to-support-terrorism-4-August-2016.aspx Following is a summary of the report taken from an article by Caroline Kendal: “60% of World Vision’s annual budget for the Gaza Strip was diverted to Hamas. 40% of funds for civilian projects were given in cash to Hamas combat units. Funds for the needy in Gaza were diverted to Hamas for the construction of terror tunnels and...
  • Bruce Jenner! predicted 20 years ago on Married With Children

    08/18/2016 8:46:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
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  • Target's $20 million answer to transgender bathroom boycott

    08/17/2016 8:10:55 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 60 replies
    CNN Money ^ | August 17, 2016 | Chris Isidore
    Target, facing a boycott over its policy of allowing transgender customers and employees to use the bathroom of their choice, says it will spend $20 million to expand bathroom options at all of its U.S. stores. Target (TGT) CFO Cathy Smith said Wednesday that the company has heard objections to the transgender bathroom policy from some customers, though she said other customers had voiced support. In response, Target has decided to expand its use of a third, single-toilet bathroom at all of its stores, which can be locked by users. That bathroom can be used by any customer who needs...
  • Target to Spend $20 Million to Build Single-Stall Bathrooms

    08/17/2016 7:01:00 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 17,2016 | By Jason Devaney
    Target announced Wednesday that it will spend millions of dollars to add single-stall bathrooms in its stores, months after it caught heat for its transgender bathroom use policy. According to USA Today, about 1,400 of the retail giant's 1,800 stores already have single-stall restrooms that anyone can use. It will spent $20 million to add bathrooms to the 400 stores that do not have single-stall options. its restroom policy allows transgender customers to use the restroom that aligns with their gender identity. Critics blasted the decision, and the store reportedly lost $10 billion after that — although company officials denied...