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  • Breaking: Gay Couples in Texas Just Got Some Bad News (Go Texas!)

    07/29/2015 7:16:45 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 14 replies
    http://www.rightwingnews.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Tersa Monroe-Hamilton
    This is a fantastic victory for conservatives in Texas! I couldnít believe it when Mayor Parker of Houston shoved through the HERO ordinance against the wishes of the voters there. Over 50,000 petition signatures were gathered and Parker threw them out saying she didnít care, that HERO would stand. The gay rights mandate allowed for both sexes to use each otherís restrooms and locker rooms, opening the door for sexual predators. Then Parker violated religious rights profoundly by subpoenaing several pastors who were not parties to the litigation, ordering them to turn over all communications regarding the ordinance, the mayor,...
  • War on Boy Scouts will continue

    07/29/2015 8:51:24 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 48 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Bill Donohue
    On July 27, Robert M. Gates, president of the Boy Scouts of America, announced that the National Executive Board ratified a resolution ending the ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees. He admitted that the new policy was necessitated by "social, political, and legal changes," and that the "staggering cost" of more litigation was a major factor in the decision. Will this ruling put an end to the lawsuits? Not a chance. Gay militants won't stop until the religious exemptions allowed under the new policy are stricken. "Religious chartered organizations may continue to use religious beliefs as a criterion...
  • Gay dads who shot to fame after posting photos with their children announce they're splitting up

    07/29/2015 4:44:23 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 57 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 29 July 2015 | VALERIE SIEBERT and CHARLIE LANKSTON
    Two fathers who were made famous when an Instagram image of them doing their daughters' hair in the morning went viral have broken up. Kordale Lewis, 26, and Caleb Anthony, 27, from Atlanta, Georgia, became overnight sensations with the photo in January 2014 and have since starred in a powerful ad campaign for Nikon promoting acceptance. But fans of the couple were blindsided when Caleb - who had previously gone by the spelling Kaleb - made a series of posts on Instagram, which have since been removed, including a long letter explaining that he was leaving Kordale, breaking off their...
  • Satanic Cult Pledges Funds to Support Abortion Rights

    07/29/2015 2:06:38 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 29, 2015 | By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    A devil-worshipping group calling itself the Satanic Temple has been working to raise funds to promote abortion-on-demand and to counter legal efforts such as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and 20-week abortion bans. A highly publicized ceremonial unveiling of the satanic figure of Baphomet in Detroit Saturday, an event billed as the ďlargest public satanic ceremony in history,Ē sold $25 and $75 tickets, the proceeds of which will be used to support the reproductive rights legal action fund, according to a Temple spokeswoman. The cult has also set up a donation website with Indiegogo ďto challenge arbitrary, insulting abortion...
  • African Bishop Points Out Hypocrisy of Obamaís Pro-Homosexual Agenda

    07/29/2015 3:11:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 29, 2015 | DIANE MONTAGNA
    US leader stands accused of the same bullying he himself denounced on eve of African trip. President Barack Obamaís cajoling of Kenyan leaders to accept ďLGBT rightsĒ has met with a notable backlash from African bishops and other state and religious leaders, with one African bishop drawing attention to the hypocrisy of Obama's LGBT agenda. Obama arrived in Kenya for a two-day visit on Friday, his first visit to his fatherís homeland as US president, before heading to Ethiopia on Sunday for a one-day visit. At a joint press conference held with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday, Obama...
  • Social Conservatives Were Right All Along

    07/29/2015 1:39:52 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 14 replies
    Renew America ^ | July 28, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    The Good Book says, "...be sure your sin will find you out," and this is a lesson that the monsters at Planned Parenthood have been learning for the past three weeks. Caught on camera, these hideous harvesters of human life have been exposed to the whole world as the fiends they are, talking about "gentler" techniques for murdering babies so that they don't "crunch" the organs of tiny unborn children, so they can sell them for profits euphemistically disguised as "reimbursements." The fact that I could even write a sentence like that is definitive proof that America is infected with...
  • Are lawsuits ahead for church-based Boy Scout troops?

    07/29/2015 9:44:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/29/2015 | By Adelle M. Banks | Religion News Service
    If the Boy Scouts of America approve gay adult leaders, as they are expected to do late Monday (July 27), does that mean troops based at churches may end up in court if they ban gay Scoutmasters? Scout officials predicted that would be ďunlikelyĒ in a document they released earlier this month to BSA members and leaders. ďWe live in a litigious society, and frivolous lawsuits are threatened and filed every day,Ē reads the 14-page memo from the Boys Scoutsí law firm, Hughes Hubbard & Reed. ďHowever, any lawsuit challenging the religious requirements in a Scouting unit chartered by a...
  • Spanish Bishop: Transgendered Person May Not Serve as Godparent

    07/29/2015 6:22:32 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    A Spanish bishop has determined that a 21-year-old woman who identifies herself as a man may not serve as a godparent at the baptism of her nephew. Bishop Rafael Zornoza Boy of CŠdiz and Ceuta said that the parish priest was "kind and understanding" in conveying to Alex Salinas, a woman who plans to undergo a sex-change operation, that while she cannot serve as a baptismal sponsor because of canonical requirements that a sponsor live in accordance with the faith, she could spiritually encourage and help the child in living the faith. "No one should be surprised if someone cannot...
  • Former adult leader again named in sexual abuse lawsuit against Boy Scouts

    07/28/2015 8:24:54 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/28/15 | Kevin Duchschere
    Yet another man is charging the Boy Scouts with failing to protect him decades ago against a former St. Paul adult scout leader who allegedly abused him dozens of times when he was an adolescent and took naked photographs of him. The scout leader, Leland ďLeeĒ Opalinski, has been named in three other civil suits against the Boy Scouts of America since late June, when Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough announced he was seeking damages from the Scouts and the local Northern Star Council for four years of sexual abuse by Opalinski. In a civil suit filed Tuesday in Ramsey...
  • TX Supreme Court Blocks Lesbian Mayorís Trans Agenda

    07/28/2015 4:55:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/28/15 | Ryan Fitzgerald
    The Texas Supreme Court has issued a ruling against a local law allowing transgendered individuals to use the bathroom of their choice. In May 2014, Houston's mayor Annise Parker signed into law the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), an ordinance allowing "transgender" individuals to use the public restrooms designated for whatever sex they sincerely perceived themselves to be, regardless of their biological sex. According to the Houston Chronicle at the time: The measure bans discrimination based not just on sexual orientation and gender identity but also, as federal laws do, sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy...
  • Obama: If I Ran for a Third Term, I Could Win

    07/28/2015 6:10:15 AM PDT · by McGruff · 145 replies
    Time ^ | 7/28/2015 | Maya Rhodan
    President Obama said that if he could run for a third term he thinks he would win, while calling for African leaders to adhere to term limits during a historic speech before the African Union. ďI actually think Iím a pretty good president. I think if I ran, I could win. But I canít,Ē Obama said in Ethiopia on Tuesday. Ē Thereís a lot that Iíd like to do to keep America moving, but the lawís the law.Ē
  • Gay Catholics Push for Church Weddings

    07/28/2015 3:06:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 117 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 29, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    When the Supreme Court ruling came down in late June, extending the right to marriage to members of the same sex in all 50 states, some observers felt that the Catholic Church was fairly immune to any requirements that it would have to allow same-sex weddings before her altars. Now, though, calls for the Church to allow such nuptials are bubbling up. How far they will get is another question. The issue was raised Tuesday by a report in the New York Times that featured ďgay and transgender CatholicsĒ who are making noises with the approaching visit to these shores...
  • 5 Questions For Libertarians Who Support Privatizing Marriage

    07/28/2015 12:08:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/28/2015 | Stella Morabito
    Reason magazine went out on a limb recently and published an article entitled ďPrivatizing Marriage Is a Terrible Idea,Ē by Shikha Dalmia. She presented an argument that is boldly counter-intuitive for many libertarians these days: that abolishing state-recognized marriage would increase government interference in our lives rather than reduce it. Dalmia is absolutely correct about this. And it would behoove anyone who truly stands for limited government to consider her points thoughtfully and soberly. The libertarian default position that goes by the slogan ďletís just get the government out of the marriage businessĒ is short on substance. If it sounds...
  • Boy Scouts of America ends national policy excluding gays as leaders, to no oneís satisfaction

    07/28/2015 11:58:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Quelle surprise. The Boy Scouts of America has faced pressure for decades to end its national policy barring gay men as Scout leaders, finding itself barred from schools and other public venues for its stand even as churches and other civic organizations supported them. Yesterday, BSA’s national office changed its policy to end hiring discrimination within the organization and remove its bar on openly gay volunteer Scout leaders, while allowing church-sponsored troops to make their own leadership choices. Will that end the controversy? Don’t bet on it: The Boy Scouts of America, facing litigation, shrinking membership and sweeping acceptance...
  • New Boy Scout Policy Makes Host Church Liable?

    07/28/2015 1:01:00 PM PDT · by fwdude · 60 replies
    Family Policy Institute of Washington ^ | July 28, 2015 | Family Policy Institute of Washington
    Yesterday, the Nation Board of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) ended their ban on gay leaders. This brings up concern for churches who host BSA meetings in their facilities. The Mormon Church voiced concern over the new policy and was able to come to an agreement with the BSA and the new membership policy. Under the new policy, any church who hosts BSA meetings and believe marriage is between a man and a woman will be able to choose the leaders for their local units. They can choose leaders who share their beliefs on marriage and can ď[restrict]Öpositions to...
  • Houstonís Lesbian Mayor Makes Sick Move Against ChristiansÖ Texas Court Slaps Her Down

    07/28/2015 11:03:31 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 28 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 7/28/15 | Conservative Tribune
    In May 2014, the city council of Houston, backed by the first openly gay mayor in America, Annise Parker, passed an equal rights ordinance that provided special protections against discrimination for certain individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Texas Supreme Court has now ruled that the city must either repeal the controversial measure, or place it on the ballot for the next general election. Critics had argued the ordinance would place an undue burden and risk on religious institutions and pushed back against it by rallying support with a petition to overturn the new law. The city...
  • New York: Kindergarten teachers should call Ďtransgenderí children by preferred gender

    07/28/2015 8:52:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 34 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/27/15 | Dustin Siggins & John Jalsevac
    SODUS, NY, July 27, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Boys or girls who suffer from gender dysphoria must be allowed to use the bathrooms and change rooms of the opposite sex if they wish to do so, according to new guidance from the New York State Department of Education (NYDE).The document also clarifies that while schools can make ‚Äúunisex‚ÄĚ facilities available to such students, such facilities ‚Äúshould never be forced upon students, nor presented as the only option." Furthermore, schools should generally accept any student's stated preferred gender without question.The advice is just one of the more controversial sections of the document,...
  • Lawmakers to Kerry: Yank Visas for Diplomatsí Spouses from Countries that Donít Allow Gay Spouses

    07/28/2015 7:04:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/28/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    One hundred and twenty-five members of Congress asked Secretary of State John Kerry in a letter Monday to deny visas to diplomatsí spouses if the envoys come from a country that doesnít recognize same-sex spouses of State Department personnel. House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) led the letter, which got one GOP signature ó Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), who has a transgender son. The lawmakers argued that countries not granting accreditation to same-sex spouses of American foreign service...
  • Suit alleges discrimination against gay couple by RIPD

    07/28/2015 5:51:21 AM PDT · by skimbell · 5 replies
    QCOnline.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Rachel Warmke
    A Rock Island man has filed suit against the city and three of its police officers alleging that he was beaten up and discriminated against due to his sexual orientation. The suit filed earlier this month in U.S. District Court, Rock Island, alleges that Stephen J. Girman, who is gay, called officers to his residence on Sept. 16, 2014, in regards to his partner Jerid Ryder. The suit was filed on behalf of Mr. Girman by Chicago-based attorney Michael Schmiege and David Lowery Jr., founder of the Living and Driving While Black Foundation...
  • Dr. Churchís appeal to take place this Wednesday and Thursday.

    07/28/2015 4:52:36 AM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies
    http://massresistance.com/ ^ | 07/28/2015 | n/a
    This Wednesday and Thursday, July 29-30, the appeal hearing for Dr. Paul Church will take place. It will include lawyers, ďevidenceĒ, and witnesses, as his hospital attempts to seal his firing. On March 30, Dr. Church, a well-respected urologist, was expelled from the medical staff of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a major Harvard-affiliated hospital in Boston. Dr. Churchís crime? He voiced concerns to his colleagues and hospital staff about the unhealthy nature of homosexual behavior and objected to the hospitalís aggressive promotion of ďgay prideĒ activities. As weíve reported, for years the hospital has been aggressive in its...
  • New poll shows Ireland wants Leo Varadkar as leader (SSM pusher)

    07/27/2015 6:05:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Irish Central ^ | July 23, 2015 04:10 AM | Paddy Clancy
    Health Minister Leo Varadkar is the overwhelming favorite among the public and Fine Gael supporters to be the next leader of the party. A poll for The Sunday Times shows 34 percent of people would like to see Varadkar, who came out as a gay in January, take over from Taoiseach Enda Kenny. ďItís always nice to get positive feedback from the public, but there is no vacancy. Enda is the leader and I have my hands full in health and a lot of work to do,Ē Varadkar said. Ö
  • Boy Scouts of America Votes to Allow Gay Scout Leaders

    07/27/2015 5:02:42 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 75 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | JUL 27 2015, 7:25 PM ET | PETE WILLIAMS
    The governing body of the Boy Scouts of America voted Monday to end its decades-long ban on gay scout leaders. The organization's national executive board, meeting in Texas, concluded that the policy of excluding gay adults "was no longer legally defensible." The decision was approved by 79 percent of the board.
  • Gay marriage endorsement mars Obamaís Africa tour

    07/27/2015 4:31:03 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 12 replies
    CAJNews ^ | 27 July 2015 | Haile Edris
    ADDIS ABABA, (CAJ News) Ė UNITED States President Barack Obamaís visit has been met with contempt by the majority in the continent owing to his countryís recent endorsement of same-sex marriages. The leader of the most powerful nation in the globe will only make a low-key appearance at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in a continent where such marriages are taboo. He will meet mostly Western diplomats and representatives. ďHow can we celebrate a man who advocates a man to marry another man? If it was the president of China, maybe, we would attend because they...
  • LESBIANS ARE THE ĎREAL EMBODIMENT OF CATHOLIC TEACHINGí Ė CNN HOST MICHAEL SMERCONISH

    07/27/2015 10:30:26 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 12 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | John Velisek, staff writer
    ďBill Donahue of the Catholic League was invited onto the Smerconish show on CNN in order to defend a decision by a private Catholic school to fire a teacher who had revealed herself to be gay and in a gay marriage. Halfway through the interview, Michael Smerconish affirms the lesbiansí view that they are the Ďreal embodimentí of Catholic teaching. Cuz that makes a lot of sense. Of course, people who get their understanding of Christian doctrine from making fun of televangelists while smoking pot in college and from snarky criticisms on the Daily Show arenít the best scholars when...
  • Boy Scouts Executive Committee Unanimously Allows Openly Gay Scoutmasters

    07/27/2015 8:08:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 84 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/27/15 | Bill Mcintosh
    The BSA does NOT know what they are getting into My Interview with Reparative Therapist David Pickup By Bill McIntosh, CiR Contributing Writer David Pickup is licensed in California and Texas as a Marriage and Family Therapist whose 2 private practices involve those undergoing authentic Reparative Therapy. After having great success with Reparative Therapy in his own life, Pickup is now an experienced therapist who facilitates treatment for men that works to reduce or dissipate homosexual feelings, helping them experience their heterosexual potential. David Pickupís website is www.davidpickuplmft.com Coach is Right, Q: David-The Boy Scouts of America Executive Committee unanimously...
  • OBAMA COMPARES KENYAíS ANTI-GAY LAWS TO JIM CROW

    07/27/2015 10:10:08 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 39 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/27/15 | by MICHAEL LUCCHESE
    OBAMA COMPARES KENYAíS ANTI-GAY LAWS TO JIM CROW President Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta clashed at a joint press conference in the African state during his official visit on Sunday: Obama harshly criticized Kenyaís record on issues related to homosexuality. ďWhen you start treating people differently not because of any harm they are doing to anybody, but because they are different, thatís the path whereby freedoms begin to erode,Ē he said. ďBad things start to happen.Ē The President also compared Kenyaís laws to Jim Crow-era segregationist policies.
  • American President BARACK OBAMA Dancing The Lipala Dance in KENYA -- ( VIDEO)

    07/26/2015 11:46:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 25,2015
    ... bringing dignity to his high office by acting presidential ... again!
  • Obama Admonishes Africa on Homosexuality [But not Muslim Countries]

    07/27/2015 7:18:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/26/2015 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    ‚ÄúSon of Kenya,‚ÄĚ Barack Obama, proved once again that his patience with people, nations, and world leaders that disagree with his view of the world registers a big fat zero on the liberal Tolerance Meter.¬† When Obama finds out anyone (other than a Muslim) disagrees with his social policy focus, it becomes his personal mission to convince them otherwise. And if the mere awesomeness of his presence fails to change minds, Obama will attempt to humiliate his ideological adversaries into submission by getting in their face. For example, after Barack ‚ÄėLGBTQ‚Äô Obama was specifically asked by the Evangelical Alliance...
  • City of Reno Temporarily Replaces American Flag with LGBT Flag

    07/27/2015 5:11:54 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    ktvn.com ^ | july 27, 2015
    On Sunday morning the American Flag on top of City Hall in Downtown Reno was replaced by the LGBT Flag following a gay pride celebration this weekend. By Sunday evening, the LGBT flag was taken down and now the American Flag is back up. The decision to replace the flag has been controversial. Many locals have expressed concerns over the American flag's removal. Around 9:00 p.m. our Channel 2 News crew was able to confirm the LGBT flag was taken down around 9:00 p.m. Sunday, and the American Flag was put back in its place. The City of Reno released...
  • 'Anti-bullying classes' a cover for Gay Advocacy [Sponsored by a Repubican Governor]

    07/27/2015 3:28:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The gay rights movement has been very subversive in our schools. They claim they want kids to be taught tolerance towards gay kids, so they won't be bullied. But that's not what these tolerance and "anti-bullying" classes are really teaching. They are actually advocacy classes aimed at teaching a physically unhealthy lifestyle. The latest example of this can be seen at a middle school classroom in Iowa: The Iowa Governors Conference on LGBTQ Youth claims to be the largest homosexual youth conference in the nation, but contrary to popular opinion, its purpose is not fostering understanding in the schools or...
  • Texas Supreme Court Tells Houston: Repeal Gay Rights Ordinance or Put It to Vote

    07/26/2015 6:04:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/26/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    There is now near certainty that Houston's controversial equal rights ordinance, known as HERO, will appear on the November ballot, as Texas Supreme Court has suspended it, ruling that City Council must repeal it by August 24 or put it to popular vote. "We will now get to vote on Mayor Parker's personal, liberal, LGBT agenda this November!" Jared Woodfill, former Harris County Republican Party chief and ones of the plaintiffs, wrote in a blog post. The gay rights ordinance, which, among other things, allows members of the opposite sex to use each other's restrooms, hit the headlines after a...
  • Priest shocks flock by leaving wife for younger man

    07/26/2015 3:34:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/26/15 | Julie Kay and Isabel Vincent
    An Episcopal priest shocked his Queens congregation recently when he left his wife and married someone else ó a much younger man. The Rev. Juan Andres Quevedo-Bosch, 59, the archdeacon of Queens and rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Astoria, announced over Facebook last week that he got married in a Los Angeles church. The Cuban-born prelate was pictured on a beach with the caption: ďIím in Miami Beach with my new husband. God is good.Ē One churchgoer said many parishioners severed ties to the church after Quevedo-Bosch came out as gay at the pulpit a month ago....
  • Amazon ruined our ďgayborhoodĒ: Tech-bros are swallowing up Seattleís Capitol Hill

    07/26/2015 3:05:17 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 86 replies
    Salon ^ | July 26, 2015 | By Katie Herzog
    SEATTLE--ďTheyíve taken an area that was formerly a home for gay people, for queer people, for artists,Ē says John Criscitello while showing me around Seattleís Capitol Hill neighborhood, ďand theyíve turned it into a destination drinking spot.Ē Criscitello, an artist who lives and works on Capitol Hill, is 48 years old but looks a decade younger. Heís tall and muscled, with tattoos covering most of his skin and blue eyes that stand out against the gloomy Seattle sky. He hasnít been in the city long ó he moved from New York just four years ago ó but in that short...
  • Obama Angers Kenyan Leadership in Push for Gay Rights in Africa

    07/26/2015 1:27:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Obamaís first trip to Kenya since becoming president has highlighted the disappointment that many Africans feel in his presidency. While President Bush earns high praise and achieved a great deal in Africa, particularly with regard to his efforts fighting AIDS, Obama . . . not so much.In his article entitled, ďAfricaís Disappointment with Obama,Ē Edward-Isaac Dovere writes: Beneath the ecstatic welcome President Barack Obama will receive when he arrives in his fatherís homeland of Kenya on Friday is a lingering sense of disappointment.More than the first black president, heís the first African-American U.S. president, and thatís accentuated a frustration among...
  • Obama says 'no limits' to what Kenyans can achieve

    07/26/2015 10:12:42 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 27 replies
    aljazeera.com ^ | 7/26/2015 | Reuters
    President Barack Obama, wrapping up a landmark trip to Kenya, has told Kenyans that there is "no limit to what you can achieve" but said they had to deepen democracy, tackle corruption and end exclusion based on gender or ethnicity. Obama addressed an audience of several thousand packed into an indoor arena in Nairobi on Sunday, before heading to Ethiopia, the second stop on his East Africa tour. The US president, whose father was born and died in Kenya, talked of his own experience and Kenya's in the five decades since independence. "I'm here as president of a country that...
  • Obama in Africa: I'm Proud To Be First Kenyan-American President

    07/26/2015 7:36:55 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 26 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 7/25/2015 | Chris Jansing
    NAIROBI, Kenya ó President Barack Obama spoke proudly of his Kenyan heritage before a raucous and affectionate crowd in Nairobi on Sunday. "I am proud to be the first American president to come to Kenya, and of course I'm the first Kenyan-American to be president of the United States," he told the packed sports hall in Nairobi, to the loud cheers of over 4,500 people in the audience. It was the (first) time he referred to himself as such.
  • Kenya: Home Again

    07/26/2015 6:17:37 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-26-2015 | MOTUS
    Upon arrival in the land of the Dreams From His Father, Barry was greeted by his half-sister, Auma Obama.Man, Big Guyís got more half-siblings than the Kardashians! And frankly, thereís a chance he may be related to them too. I mean, check out that butt on Auma; we are definitely looking at Kardashian sized upholstery.While being whined and dined in Kenya, Barry launched the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, telling the audience that Africa is on the move: He said young African entrepreneurs are the continentís future, but cautioned that governments cannot allow small would-be businesspeople to be stymied by...
  • The Story of Moira Greyland

    07/26/2015 5:30:12 AM PDT · by Taliesan · 11 replies
    Blog: asktheBigot ^ | July 23, 2015 | Moira Greyland
    I was born into a family of famous gay pagan authors in the late Sixties. My mother was Marion Zimmer Bradley, and my father was Walter Breen. Between them, they wrote over 100 books: my mother wrote science fiction and fantasy (Mists of Avalon), and my father wrote books on numismatics: he was a coin expert. What they did to me is a matter of unfortunate public record: suffice to say that both parents wanted me to be gay and were horrifed at my being female. My mother molested me from ages 3-12. The first time I remember my father...
  • Obama urges Kenyans to 'choose the path to progress'

    07/26/2015 6:41:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CTV News ^ | July 26, 2015 | Darlene Superville and Tom Odula, The Associated Press
    NAIROBI, Kenya -- President Barack Obama told Kenyans on Sunday that their country is at a crossroads and urged them to "choose the path to progress" by continuing to root out corruption, confront terrorism and be more inclusive of women and girls. Closing out a historic visit to the land of his father's birth, Obama said Kenya has come so far in just his lifetime, but can go even further. "You can choose the path to progress, but it requires making some important choices," he said in a speech to several thousand Kenyans packed into an indoor arena here in...
  • Barack Obama Calls For Gay Rights In Africa

    07/26/2015 5:20:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    Sky News ^ | July 26, 2015
    Barack Obama has called on African nations to treat homosexual people equally under the law in his first presidential visit to his father's homeland. The US President likened gay rights to the American civil rights movement when he was asked about the issue in Kenya's capital. In a joint news conference with his Kenyan counterpart, Mr Obama said he was "painfully aware of the history when people are treated differently under the law". Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta dismissed it as a "non-issue" for his country. "There are some things that we must admit we don't share - our culture, our...
  • Why Are ĎCustomersí So Angry About This New Book on Marriage and Religious Freedom?

    07/25/2015 8:08:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 19, 2015 | Marguerite Bowling
    Is the debate about marriage over after the Supreme Courtís June decision to redefine marriage in all fifty states? Thatís what some Amazon.com reviewers are insisting after a new book was released last week. The book, ďTruth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom,Ē is a roadmap from Ryan Anderson, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, on how the conservative movement can move forward in promoting marriage and protecting religious freedom after the Supreme Courtís ruling. ďI wrote this book for all Americans. For those who disagree with me, to at least understand the viewpoint of roughly...
  • Obama lectures Kenyan president on gay rights

    07/25/2015 6:15:43 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/25/15 | Kristen Holmes and Eugene Scott,
    President Barack Obama on Saturday lectured Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta about his country's gay rights record. "When you start treating people differently not because of any harm they are doing to anybody, but because they are different, that's the path whereby freedoms begin to erode," Obama said at a joint press conference with the Kenyan leader in Nairobi. "And bad things happen." Under Kenyan law, sexual activity between men is illegal and punishable with a maximum imprisonment of 14 years. Many Kenyan leaders had encouraged Obama not to discuss gay rights on his first trip to the country as President....
  • Obama, Kenyan President clash on gay rights in Kenya

    07/25/2015 5:56:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/25/2015 | By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    NAIROBI, Kenya Ė President Barack Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta sparred over support for gay rights here Saturday, with Obama urging fast changes and Kenyatta saying it was not something Kenyan culture or society would ďaccept.Ē Linking LGBT discrimination in Africa to the history of Jim Crow laws in America, Obama said ensuring gay rights must be a priority on a continent ó and in a country ó where bias against gays is accepted, and violence against gays is common. Standing by Obamaís side at a joint press conference here in front of the Kenyan state house, Kenyatta repeated...
  • [IA] Parents outraged after middle schoolers attend LGBTQ sex conference

    07/25/2015 6:09:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies
    EAG News ^ | 7/24/15 | Victor Skinner
    ďConcerned CitizensĒ are petitioning Iowaís Humboldt School District to prevent students from attending the Iowa Safe Schools conference after realizing itís more about gay sex than bullying.The group of concerned parents and citizens in Humboldt believe itís ďa gross misuse of taxpayer moneyĒ to send students to the conference after several came home disturbed by the graphic, profanity-laced presentations delivered at the event in Altoona this April, WHO TV reports.The ďIowa Governors Conference on LGBTQ YouthĒ April 3 was billed as an anti-bullying summit aimed at fostering understanding and acceptance of LGBTQ youth, but when they arrived they soon learned...
  • Jeff Merkley introduces sweeping LGBT rights bill that makes big changes to Civil Rights Act

    07/25/2015 3:06:07 PM PDT · by Twotone · 17 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | July 24, 2015 | Jeff Mapes
    Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley, who led the fight in the last Senate for a ban on job discrimination against gays, has said for months that he's shifting to a more expansive approach. On Thursday, Merkley and his allies introduced their new bill, and it is indeed far more sweeping than anything the Oregon Democrat has proposed on gay rights in the past.
  • Catholic Family Wins Against HHS Mandate

    07/25/2015 2:47:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | July 22, 2015 | Matthew Archbold
    A Catholic politician sued the Obama administration, arguing that as a Catholic he has a right to be able to purchase health insurance that doesn't cover contraceptives, sterilization procedures, and abortifacients. Paul Wieland serves in the Missouri House. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus. He has three daughters, who, because of the actions of the Obama administration, will have access to free contraceptives. ‚ÄúAs a parent, it is disturbing,‚ÄĚ said Wieland in an older news report. ‚ÄúWe value our faith and make a sacrifice to teach our children the faith, to send them to Catholic schools. We...
  • Obama Makes Birth Certificate Joke on Kenya Trip

    07/25/2015 3:11:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Chuck
    If you can't beat members of the "birther" movement, join 'em. That's the approach President Obama took on Saturday night in Kenya, his father's homeland, when he made a wisecrack about his birthplace ó which suspicious critics have harped on for years. "Some of my critics back home might be suggesting I'm here to look for my birth certificate," Obama said while making a toast at a state dinner hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta. "That's not the case." In 2011, Obama made his birth certificate public after so-called birthers questioned his eligibility to be president, claiming he was not a...
  • Obama on Kenya: There's a reason my name is Barack Hussein Obama

    07/25/2015 2:18:53 PM PDT · by wtd · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/25/2015 | Darlene Superville
    Obama on Kenya: There's a reason my name is Barack Hussein Obama"This is personal for me," Obama said. "There's a reason why my name is Barack Hussein Obama."
  • YC-Backed Transcend Launches An Extra Efficient LED Light For Indoor Farmers

    07/15/2015 9:23:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    TechCrunch Daily ^ | July 8, 2015 | Christine Magee
    Transcend Lighting, one of the more unconventional startups accepted into Y Combinatorís latest cohort, is launching out of beta today to bring its energy-saving LED lights to indoor farmers everywhere. Founder Brian Bennett, an optical engineer by training, invented the first Transcend prototype after his father challenged him to build some LED lights for the family farm in upstate New York. When the lights he designed were successful, Bennett entered a business plan competition at Columbia, won some money to continue developing the idea, and was accepted into Y Combinatorís Spring 2015 class. ďFarms today, generally speaking, use high pressure...
  • [KY] State forbids pastors calling homosexuality 'sinful'

    07/25/2015 12:36:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 318 replies
    WND ^ | 7/24/15 | Bob Unruh
    The state of Kentucky has begun imposing a religious test on volunteer pastor counselors in its youth division, insisting that they refrain from calling homosexuality ďsinfulĒ and dismissing those who cannot bend their religious faith to accommodate the state requirements. The policy was uncovered by Liberty Counsel, which has sent a letter to Bob Hayter, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice, demanding that the state religious test be dropped and that a dismissed counselor be reinstated.ďLiberty Counsel writes regarding the blatantly unconstitutional revocation of volunteer prison minister status of ordained Christian minister David Wells, who has provided voluntary...