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  • Gay unions a 'risk to kids', say doctors [AU]

    05/13/2012 6:10:50 AM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | May 13, 2012 | Brigid O'Connell
    Victoria's deputy chief psychiatrist joined forces with doctors lobbying the Federal Government to ban same-sex marriage. Twenty-two Victorian GPs, anaesthetists, obstetricians, palliative care specialists and psychiatrists, including Prof Kuravilla George, have joined 150 colleagues interstate to argue gay marriage poses a health risk to society. In a letter to the Senate's inquiry into marriage equality, the group wrote that it was "important for the future health of our nation" to retain the definition of marriage as being between a man and woman. "We submit the evidence is clear that children who grow up in a family with a mother and...
  • Author reveals Obama love letters

    05/02/2012 9:12:41 AM PDT · by Jedidah · 107 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 2, 2012 | Johnathan Easley
    In a new book called Barack Obama: The Story, author David Maraniss publishes diary entries and correspondence between the president, then in his early 20s, and two ex-girlfriends, providing new insight into Obama’s life in New York City while at Columbia University.
  • Why it matters that Obama dated a composite and ate a dog

    05/03/2012 6:08:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    (London) Telegraph ^ | May 2, 2012 | Tim Stanley
    There was a brief media firestorm yesterday when Vanity Fair broke the news that Obama’s famous “New York girlfriend” was a fiction. She appears in his 1995 memoir, Dreams From My Father, described in some detail by her appearance, voice and mannerisms. But a new biography of Obama – with an excerpt published in Vanity Fair – “reveals” that she was actually an amalgam of several different women. Politico immediately ran with “Obama: 'New York girlfriend' was composite” and Drudge headlined with “Obama Admits Fabricating Girlfriend in a Memoir.” Coming hot on the heels of the news that the...
  • Obama To Supporters After Gay Marriage Flip: Donate To My Campaign “If You Agree"

    05/09/2012 9:38:11 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 10 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | May 9, 2012 | Zip
    Shameless.Via email: From: Barack ObamaSubject: MarriageDate: May 9, 2012 8:04:43 PM EDTDrew —Today, I was asked a direct question and gave a direct answer:I believe that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.I hope you’ll take a moment to watch the conversation, consider it, and weigh in yourself on behalf of marriage equality:’ve always believed that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally. I was reluctant to use the term marriage because of the very powerful traditions it evokes. And I thought civil union laws that conferred legal rights upon gay and lesbian couples were a solution.But...
  • North Carolina's Democratic drama (RATS have a rough week)

    05/13/2012 4:44:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/12/12 | CHARLES MAHTESIAN
    North Carolina's Democratic dramaBy CHARLES MAHTESIAN | 5/12/12 11:46 PM EDT It's been a rough week for North Carolina Democrats. First there was Tuesday's passage of the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Then, as a result, there were calls from gay rights activists to move the Democratic National Convention out of Charlotte. On Friday, Gov. Bev Perdue said her state looked like Mississippi as a result of the gay marriage vote -- and she didn't mean it as a compliment. All the while, the state's former senator, John Edwards, was on trial in Greensboro. And just when it looked...
  • Black Pastor Likens Obama’s Gay Marriage Stance To al-Qaeda Attack (God bless him)

    05/12/2012 7:53:45 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 50 replies
    newsone ^ | May 11, 2012 | D.L. Chandler
    Some prominent Black pastors have become staunchly critical of President Barack Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage, with some who formerly backed and celebrated his ascent now turning their backs. A Texas pastor who once led the Southern Baptist Convention in introducing a resolution that recognized Obama’s historic achievement has voiced his displeasure with the president’s support and approval of gays, reports the Associated Baptist Press. A Texas pastor who once led the Southern Baptist Convention in introducing a resolution that recognized Obama’s historic achievement has voiced his displeasure with the president’s support and approval of gays, reports the Associated Baptist...
  • California Legislation Would Abolish Parental Control of Childrens Choice of Sex

    05/12/2012 10:27:28 AM PDT · by OneVike · 73 replies
    News Blaze ^ | 5/12/12 | Chuck Ness
    It has become clear for some time that there is no limit to which a leftist will go in there attempt to control mankind from the cradle to the grave. Even the fear of voter backlash in an election year does not seem to slow them down any longer. Why else would Obama come out of the closet in full support of same sex marriage, at the same time that California Democrats are attempting to criminalize a parent's influence upon their child's sexual orientation. Passing through the California Senate Judiciary committee by a vote of 3-1, SB 1172 is...
  • Sen. Paul: I didn't think Obama's 'views on marriage could get any gayer'

    05/12/2012 5:34:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/12/12 | CNN Political Unit
    Sen. Rand Paul on Friday brushed off Barack Obama's recent reversal on same-sex marriage by saying he didn't think the president's views "could get any gayer." The remarks from the Republican senator from Kentucky scored laughs among those attending an event held by Iowa's Faith and Freedom Coalition, -snip- Paul said. "He said the biblical Golden Rule caused him to be for gay marriage. And I'm like, what version of the Bible is he reading?
  • Kenyan Muslim Clerics Fault Obama on Gay Marriage

    05/12/2012 5:12:34 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 18 replies
    Sunday Nation ^ | May 12 2012 | AMINA KIBIRIGE
    Kenyan Muslim leaders from the coast region have condemned President Barack Obama’s support of same sex marriages. Speaking to the Nation in Mombasa, Council of Imams and Preachers Organising Secretary Sheikh Mohammed Khalifa accused President Obama of playing god by legalizing what "God Himself objects". “Simply because he has risen to be the President of a super power does not mean he can now start acting as God. He is nothing in the eyes of God and his plans will not succeed just like those who preceded him in such plans,” said Sheikh Khalifa.
  • President Obama cashing in on gay marriage stance, selling LGBT merchandise

    05/12/2012 3:38:54 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/12/12 | ALIYAH SHAHID
    President Obama is banking on his endorsement of gay marriage to fill his campaign coffers. His team is selling a slew of LGBT merchandise on, just days after his historic backing of same-sex couples tying the knot. The items include “I'm out for Obama" T-shirts, beer koozies that read "LGBT for Obama" and even baby onesies with messages like "My two moms support Obama.” The items cost anywhere from $10 to $40.
  • How White House gay marriage declarations are affecting other Democratic candidates

    05/12/2012 10:25:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/11/12 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    How White House gay marriage declarations are affecting other Democratic candidatesBy Rachel Rose Hartman | The Ticket – 19 hrs ago **SNIP** Tim Kaine, Joe Donnelly, Bob Kerrey and Sen. Claire McCaskill are among those Senate candidates who have been pressed this week to explain or reaffirm their stances on gay marriage amid highly competitive elections. **SNIP** But Donnelly quickly distanced himself from the president, saying Thursday that marriage should be between a man and a woman, according to the Associated Press. Donnelly faces Republican state treasurer Richard Mourdock this fall. Staff for incumbent McCaskill expressed a more nuanced position...
  • GALLUP/USA TODAY POLL: Obama's Gay Marriage Endorsement Is Turning More Voters Away

    05/11/2012 2:20:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/11/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Here's the first poll, from Gallup/USA Today, measuring the effect of Barack Obama's gay marriage endorsement on voters.  Gallup It has to be a little troubling that a quarter of Independents say they are less likely to vote for him now. It's also rather strange, considering this Gallup poll from this week that found that 57 percent of Independents think gay marriage should be legal. Also, the endorsement does not appear, at least yet, to have had an overly energizing effect on Obama's Democratic base, with only 24 percent more likely to vote for him. Republicans showed a more passionate...
  • DE AG Beau Biden says he’s proud of his dad, Obama for supporting gay marriage

    05/12/2012 12:48:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Saturday, May 12, 2012, 2:57 PM | (By Associated Press)
    Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden says he’s proud of his father, Vice President Joe Biden, and President Barack Obama for saying gay people should have the right to marry. In an e-mail to supporters Saturday, Beau Biden says allowing same-sex marriage is a question of civil rights and equality. He says “marriage discrimination” results in the government telling people who to love and that denying equal rights is wrong. …
  • Bristol Palin Has A Bone To Pick With Obama Over Gay Marriage

    05/11/2012 9:26:52 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 50 replies
    ABCNews ^ | May 11, 2012
    May 11, 2012 Bristol Palin Has A Bone To Pick With Obama Over Gay Marriage Bristol Palin, the 21-year-old daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, has another bone to pick with President Obama. The former ‘Dancing with the Stars’ contestant chastised the president for allowing his young daughters Sasha, 10, and Malia, 13, to influence his stance on gay marriage. In an exclusive interview with ABC News on Wednesday, Obama said that his daughters “have friends whose parents are same-sex couples.” “There have been times where Michelle and I have been sitting around the dinner table and we’re talking...
  • Democrats Make Gay Marriage a Major Political Issue

    05/12/2012 11:11:18 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    President Obama announced that his thinking has evolved to the point where he now supports the idea that persons of the same sex are entitled to marry one another. “Look, Jesus spent his career in the company of men,” Obama pointed out. “He never married. I think we have a pretty good indication that it was only the prejudice of the religious and secular authorities that prevented him hooking up with one of the Apostles—perhaps the mysterious ‘beloved apostle.’ I say it’s time that prejudice and repression of gays come to an end.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) said...
  • New Republic Makes Suggestions for Newsweek Obama Gay Marriage Cover

    05/11/2012 9:28:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 12, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    The world awaits a momentous decision in a few days. According to the New Republic staff, Newsweek editor Tina Brown must decide what Newsweek cover to use to illustrate President Obama's announced support  for gay marriage. To aid Ms Brown in making her choice, the New Republic staffers provided a gallery of illustrations for the Newsweek cover including the Obama rainbow umbrella man at the top of this story. You can see several of the New Republic suggested illustrations below the fold. I must give them credit for extreme creativity although I am slightly disappointed that they didn't suggest a...
  • Reid: Democratic party platform will include pro-gay-marriage plank (That was fast)

    05/11/2012 9:57:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/10/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Reid: Democratic party platform will include pro-gay-marriage plankBy Alexander Bolton - 05/10/12 01:44 PM ET The Democrats’ top leader in Congress said Thursday that the party’s platform will soon include a plank calling for the legalization of gay marriage. “The president’s in favor of it — I’m sure it will be [included],” said Reid. Delegates to the Democratic National Convention will meet in Charlotte, N.C., to vote on the party's platform in early September. Voters in North Carolina this week approved a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. President Obama said on Wednesday that same-sex marriage should be legal. He...
  • Many Blacks Shrug Off Obama's New View On Gays [ALERT:Yahoo, AP Obama Lapdogs]

    05/11/2012 10:29:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    YahooNews ^ | May 11, 2012 | ERRIN HAINES and JESSE WASHINGTON
    Many Blacks Shrug Off Obama's New View On Gays By ERRIN HAINES and JESSE WASHINGTON ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Like many black Americans, Dorsey Jackson does not believe in gay marriage, but he wasn't disillusioned when Barack Obama became the first president to support it. The windows of his suburban Philadelphia barbershop still display an "Obama 2012" placard and another that reads "We've Got His Back." If Obama needs to endorse same-sex marriage to be re-elected, said Jackson, so be it: "Look, man — by any means necessary." With that phrase popularized by the black radical Malcolm X, Jackson rebutted...
  • Drudge Drops Link After Gawker Questions His Sexuality

    05/12/2012 8:24:37 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    NY Observer ^ | 5/12/12 | Hunter Walker
    Aggregator extraordinaire Matt Drudge briefly linked to Gawker’s story that alleged ABC’s Robin Roberts “wasn’t enthusiastic” about landing her big gay marriage interview with President Obama because she was worried it would call attention to the “near-open secret that Roberts is a lesbian” this afternoon and the site took the opportunity to taunt him with an update. “Internet behemoth Matt Drudge, who has just directed his readers to this post, is also commonly understood to be gay,” the update said. Mr. Drudge removed his link to Gawker within a matter of minutes.
  • Businessman Says He Lost Hundreds of Customers After Attacks by Obama Campaign -- (Obama Hit List)

    05/12/2012 7:15:21 AM PDT · by GVnana · 54 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5/12/2012 | Daniel Halper
    Businessman Says He Lost Hundreds of Customers After Attacks by Obama Campaign Obama's enemies list is working Businessman Frank Vandersloot, the CEO of Melaleuca, has been targeted by the Obama campaign after donating money to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. "Three weeks ago, an Obama campaign website, 'Keeping GOP Honest,' took the extraordinary step of publicly naming and assailing eight private citizens backing Mr. Romney," Kim Strassel of the Wall Street Journal reported. Titled 'Behind the curtain: a brief history of Romney's donors,' the post accused the eight of being 'wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records.' Mr. VanderSloot was one of the...
  • Romney backs away from gay adoptions [Friday night, after endorsing Thursday]

    05/12/2012 8:12:05 AM PDT · by kevcol · 167 replies
    CBS news ^ | May 11, 2012 | Matthew Shelley
    (CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday backed away from his support of adoptions by same-sex couples, saying that he simply "acknowledges" the legality of such adoptions in many states. A day earlier, Romney, in an interview with Fox News' Neil Cavuto, had indicated that while he does not support same-sex marriage, he considers the adoption of children by same-sex couples a "right." He said on Thursday: "And if two people of the same gender want to live together, want to have a loving relationship, or even to adopt a child -- in my state individuals of...
  • Top Republican Pollster Advises Party To Embrace Gay Marriage

    05/12/2012 7:44:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 169 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 12th, 2012 | Josh Feldman
    A memo sent out by a Republican pollster has been making the rounds online for its conclusion that the party needs to embrace gay marriage as part of its platform because of recent trends showing increased support for this important social issue. Jan van Lohuizen, who worked as a pollster for George W. Bush in 2004, made the case that the GOP should be fighting for gay marriage as a conservative issue, by emphasizing that “freedom means freedom for everyone.” The memo contains polling data showing that not only is support of gay marriage steadily increasing with the American people...
  • Civil unions bill aims to change perception of marriage, Denver bishop says

    05/12/2012 7:30:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    CNA ^ | 5/12/12 | Hillary Senour
    Bishop James D. Conley of Denver says that the civil unions bill being debated in Colorado is an attempt by the government to redefine and change the public's perception of marriage. “The purpose of the law is to reorient people’s values,” Bishop Conley told CNA on May 10, “and that isn’t what government should be about.” The intent of the bill, Bishop Conley said, is not to secure “legitimacy for social arrangements and personal behaviors,” but rather to “change viewpoints” of the general population about the definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman. The 2012...
  • Obama's support of 'gay marriage' matches foreign policy initiatives

    05/12/2012 6:29:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    EWTN News ^ | May 12, 2012 | Michelle Bauman
    President Barack Obama's recent announcement in support of “gay marriage” reflects what he is already doing on an international level, said the head of a United Nations watchdog group. Promoting gay causes overseas is a “key part of his foreign policy,” said Austin Ruse, president of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, which monitors social policy debate at international institutions. Ruse told EWTN News on May 11 that the Obama administration has been pushing an alarming homosexual advocacy agenda overseas, despite objections from many other countries. In a groundbreaking statement on May 9, Obama announced his support for “gay...
  • (GOPe) GOP: Gay marriage an issue but not like economy

    05/12/2012 6:26:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 5/12/12 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    President Barack Obama delighted his liberal base by coming down on the side of gay marriage, but he cheered the opposition, too. Republican activists now want to use Obama's stance on the issue - public opinion is about evenly split - to paint the president as a flip-flopper and to boost Mitt Romney's image in the eyes of conservatives who are still warming to him. Yet, across the Republican Party, from leaders to activists interviewed since Obama's announcement, there's been wide agreement to use the gay marriage issue selectively - in battleground states that have banned gay marriage, for example-...
  • Repeal of DOMA gets new attention in wake of Obama's support of gay marriage

    05/12/2012 6:18:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/12/12 | Kevin Bogardus
    Legislation to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is garnering new attention from lawmakers in the wake of President Obama's support of same-sex marriage. The Respect for Marriage Act would repeal DOMA and afford federal protections to legally-married same-sex married couples, like those in New York state and elsewhere, that male and female couples already enjoy. Since Obama's statement Wednesday, the bill has picked up new co-sponsors and Democratic leaders, like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.), have said they would support legalizing same-sex marriage. That has given new hope to activists...
  • GOP House hits back at Obama gay marriage statement

    05/10/2012 8:46:18 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 11 replies ^ | May 10, 2012 | Rick Moran
    Just hours after President Barack Obama publicly backed gay marriage, the House struck back and passed a measure aimed at reinforcing the Defense of Marriage Act. With a 245-171 vote, the House voted to stop the Justice Department from using taxpayer funds to actively oppose DOMA -- the Clinton-era law defining marriage as between a man and a woman that the Obama administration stopped enforcing in February 2011. "It is not President Obama's prerogative to decide which laws matter and which do not, nor his right to challenge constitutional amendments duly passed by the various states," said the measure's sponsor,...
  • Gay marriage backers on Obama: 'Big day for all Americans'

    As gay rights advocates waited for a much-anticipated interview with President Obama regarding gay marriage, one called Wednesday “a big day for all Americans.” Speaking from his office in Washington, D.C., Human Rights Campaign communications director Fred Sainz said the president’s expected comments could be the end to his “evolving” views on the issue. “I think the term ‘evolving’ implies constant motion with an end. I think at some point, the evolution has to end,” Sainz said. “I’m hopeful that it will be today.” ABC’s Robin Roberts was scheduled to interview Obama on Wednesday in a hastily scheduled interview that...
  • Gay marriage shift gives Obama fundraising boost

    05/11/2012 10:11:08 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/11/12 | BETH FOUHY and KEN THOMAS
    President Barack Obama has seen an uptick in fundraising since he announced his shift on gay marriage, with some Democratic rainmakers citing renewed interest from gay and lesbian donors who had been urging the president to clarify his stance on the divisive social issue. "The phone calls went on until one in the morning after the president spoke — people calling saying `Where do I go, what can I do to help, what events are coming up,'" said Robert Zimmerman, a Long Island, N.Y., Obama bundler. "People I've been seeking out for campaign support for months have been calling me...
  • The President, Gay unions, and the problem of selective Christianity

    05/11/2012 2:04:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | May 11, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The President’s disclosure that he now accepts so-called “Gay marriage” has received a good bit of political analysis. I am no political prognosticator and this is not a political blog. But when the President invokes Christ and the “golden rule,” to justify his decision, now I think we have something to discuss on a blog like this.We have discussed at great length the problem with homosexual “marriage” before HERE, HERE HERE, and HERE) there is no reason restate it all again. Just click through to read those sorts of articles. Further I make reference in this post to Scripture’s consistent...
  • May 09, 2012: The Official End of Christendom?

    05/11/2012 3:47:27 PM PDT · by truthxchange · 26 replies ^ | May 11, 2012 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Fox News journalist, Shep Smith, welcomed President Obama into the 21st century and declared those who still oppose same-sex marriage to be on the wrong side of history. May 9, 2012 was indeed an historic moment. Though President Obama bathed his decision in Christian principles: “…our faith…is not only Christ sacrificing himself on our behalf but it’s also the golden rule…treat others the way you’d want to be treated...” For the first time ever, a sitting US president, considered the most powerful political leader in the world, has endorsed a marital arrangement that formally constitutes the pagan “worship of the...
  • Documentation Available to Support Obama and Hillary's Support of Gays in the Foreign Service

    05/11/2012 5:20:43 AM PDT · by Jumper · 2 replies
    Personal Experience | 11 May 2012 | Self
    Obama's Foreign Policy is a Mess, period. Consider for a moment that the US Department of State actively supports Gays in the Foreign Service (Read the end of this). Because there are so many Foreign Service Officers, and their partners now serving openly abroad, it may eventually become a policy issue with other countries. What would happen if France or one of the Islamic countries declared a sitting Ambassador or Political Officer persona nongrata and demanded their removal or recall for being GAY, or being the openly GAY State Department funded domestic partner? Does a country have the leverage to...
  • Poll: 40 percent say Obama's gay marriage stance will affect vote (This ain't good news for Bam)

    05/11/2012 1:42:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 11, 2012 | Donovan Slack
    Gallup is out with a new poll suggesting a whopping 40 percent of Americans say President Obama's newly public support of gay marriage will affect their votes. Of those, 26 percent say it will make them less likely to vote for Obama, while 13 percent say it will make them more likely to vote for him. The critical number in the poll, though is for independents - 23 percent of whom said the gay marriage support makes it less likely they will vote for Obama. The survey is the first since the president publicly endorsed gay marriage on Wednesday with...
  • ROBIN Roberts was worried Barack Obama would out her as a lesbian.

    05/11/2012 1:17:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 74 replies ^ | May 11, 2012
    ROBIN Roberts was worried Barack Obama would out her as a lesbian. According to a Gawker report, the ABC news anchor — who scored the President Obama gay marriage interview — wasn’t overly enthusiastic about the scoop because she thought it would bring her own sexuality to the forefront. “Most of the discussions [among TV people] today about why Robin got the interview have to do with her being gay,” a source said. “Not that she’s black, or friends of the Obamas. “Obviously they picked her because she’s black and gay.
  • Romney says he's "fine" with gay couples adopting children

    05/11/2012 6:50:11 AM PDT · by Above My Pay Grade · 58 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | 05/10/2012 | Walt Cronkite
    (CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Thursday that while he opposes same-sex marriage, he is "fine" with gay couples adopting children. The presumptive nominee also declined to criticize President Obama's reversal on the issue, saying he would "respect the right of the president to reach the conclusion he has." In his most detailed comments to date on the issue of civil rights for gay people, Romney told Fox News television host Neil Cavuto, "I know many gay couples that are able to adopt children. That's fine. But my preference is that we ... continue to define marriage as...
  • To Bigotry No Sanction

    05/11/2012 3:30:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | May 11, 2012 | Mona Charen
    Now that President Obama has "evolved" on the matter of same-sex marriage to the position favored by "enlightened" Americans, this would seem to be a good time for some rhetorical hygiene. There are modest and civil proponents of same-sex marriage. But the tone of many advocates has been shrill to the point of frothing. The Southern Poverty Law Center, for example, put the National Organization for Marriage and the Family Research Council on its 2010 list of "hate groups" because of their opposition to gay marriage. A religion professor at a Midwest state university explained Catholic opposition to same-sex marriage...
  • 1 in 5 Gay/Bi Men Have HIV, Nearly Half Don't Know

    05/11/2012 3:14:05 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 70 replies
    Web MD ^ | 9/23/2010 | Daniel J. DeNoon
    One in five gay/bisexual men in the 21 U.S. cities hardest hit by AIDS have HIV infections -- and nearly half don't know it, a CDC survey finds. Black gay/bi men and under-30 gay/bi adults are least likely to know of their HIV infections. The findings show that HIV infection rates remain strikingly high among gay and bisexual men, says Kevin Fenton, MD, PhD, director of the CDC's center for HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STD, and TB prevention. "The number of new HIV infections each year is increasing among men who have sex with men [MSM], while remaining stable or decreasing...
  • 50 Years Later, a Bullying Case Snares Romney

    05/10/2012 7:08:30 PM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 76 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | May 10, 2012 | ASHLEY PARKER and JODI KANTOR
    The day after President Obama endorsed gay marriage, Mitt Romney found himself responding to allegations that as a teenager he taunted a prep school classmate who later came out as gay.
  • Obama For Gay Marriage: A Day After

    05/11/2012 2:08:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Neon Tommy - Annenberg Digital News ^ | May 10, 2012 | Matt Pressberg, executive producer
    One day after President Obama made a landmark public statement announcing his support for gay marriage, which some say was nudged forward by Vice President Joe Biden's announced support for it this past weekend, another world leader also came forward. Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand broke his longtime silence on issue, providing a statement to the Associated Press in which he declared that he was "not personally opposed to gay marriage." President Obama's opponent in this fall's general election, Mitt Romney, confirmed his position opposing gay marriage yesterday, but according to the Washington Post, refrained from further comment...
  • Girl Scouts under scrutiny from Catholic bishops

    05/11/2012 1:28:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 5/10/2012 | David Crary
    Long a lightning rod for conservative criticism, the Girl Scouts of the USA are now facing their highest-level challenge yet: An official inquiry by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. At issue are concerns about program materials that some Catholics find offensive, as well as assertions that the Scouts associate with other groups espousing stances that conflict with church teaching. The Scouts, who have numerous parish-sponsored troops, deny many of the claims and defend their alliances. The inquiry coincides with the Scouts' 100th anniversary celebrations and follows a chain of other controversies. Earlier this year, legislators in Indiana and Alaska...
  • KUHNER: Obama’s homosexual America

    05/10/2012 9:32:04 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, May 10, 2012 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    President Obama has made it official: He now supports same-sex marriage. It is his latest onslaught on traditional America. Mr. Obama has made history. He is our first commander in chief to openly embrace legalizing homosexual and lesbian unions. He has crossed a cultural watershed, paving the way for the eventual triumph of the homosexual agenda. Rather than being a victory for “civil rights” or “marital equality,” Mr. Obama’s decision puts America on the path to moral disintegration. We are one step closer to becoming like secular, post-Christian Europe. For years, Mr. Obama claimed his position was “evolving.” Facing re-election...
  • List Attorneys, Law Professors, Leaders Declaring: Romney forced same-sex marriage on Massachusetts

    05/09/2012 11:40:34 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    -Romney willfully authorized tax-funded elective abortions (from the Open Letter to Rush Limbaugh at The following attorneys, law professors and other holders of advanced degrees in law or constitutional theory are among the many who state here (or have previously stated in their own words) that Romney's claim that judges somehow changed Massachusetts' marriage laws and he was "forced" or had legal authority to bypass the Legislature and violate the marriage statutes with his orders imposing homosexual "marriage" in Massachusetts, is legally absurd and false.* Most have also stated that -- based on his record -- Mitt Romney is...
  • Obama's Same-Sex Marriage Announcement Timed For Tinseltown (George Clooneys' party is tonight!)

    05/10/2012 7:48:35 PM PDT · by Justaham · 16 replies ^ | 5/10/12 | Ben Shapiro
    President Obama’s seemingly-sudden decision to endorse same-sex marriage may have been far more orchestrated than previously believed. CNN reported today that President Obama was supposedly planning to announce his support for gay marriage next week on ABC’s The View before comments by Joe Biden caused him to accelerate his timetable. But there is another theory in the works. Biden’s comments on Sunday were clearly orchestrated; the notion that they were unplanned neglects the tape of the interview, which shows David Gregory consulting his notes as he asked a completely out-of-the-blue question on same-sex marriage. The very next day, Secretary of...
  • Mitt Romney's opposition to gay marriage unites base

    05/10/2012 7:02:36 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 73 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/10/12 | By EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Social conservatives who doubted Mitt Romney now have a reason to rally around him after President Obama’s embrace of gay marriage. Despite the fact that very conservative and religious voters didn’t support Romney in the primary, their fierce opposition to the issue will give the presumptive GOP nominee a way to harness conservative enthusiasm in November. ----snip---- “President Obama just ‘evolved’ himself into a one-term president,” said Brian Brown, the president of the National Organization for Marriage. “This is a disaster for the Democratic Party: the reality is that the exact states he needs to win are the states that...
  • Obama's politics of distraction

    05/10/2012 2:53:08 PM PDT · by r-q-tek86 · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 10, 2012 | Steve McCann
    While Europe is inching ever closer to plunging into a financial abyss, there are moments of comic relief provided by the current President of the United States. He has not only become the butt of innumerable jokes but his re-election campaign tactics are the stuff of low-brow comedy. A case in point, his recent "evolution" in to supporting gay marriage. **snip** Why did he do it? Sheer, naked opportunism. Like the contraception issue before it, this is an attempt to distract from how bad the economy is. What will Obama do next in his desperate bid for re-election? Make a...
  • Biden apologizes to Obama over shotgun comments on gay marriage

    05/10/2012 3:22:45 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 10, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    Vice President Joe Biden apologized to President Barack Obama Wednesday in the Oval Office for jumping the gun on the administration's public embrace of same-sex marriage and forcing his boss's hand, a person knowledgeable on the contrite exchange told Yahoo News on Thursday. "The vice president expressed remorse, regret," said the individual, who requested anonymity to describe an unusual, private exchange between the buttoned-up Obama and his freewheeling vice president. The president told Biden, the individual said, that he understood Biden's comments on Sunday had come "from the heart." The source described Obama's response as very similar to his public...

    05/10/2012 3:50:54 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 93 replies
    the DAILY PEN ^ | WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012 | Dan Crosby
    COMING OUT: Obama’s sudden support of gay marriage, after publicly opposing it throughout his entire political career, may be prompted by a desperate attempt to prevent impending damage from an ongoing criminal investigation which has already produced explosive evidence about his fraudulent identity. Now, based on his bizarre flip-flop, it is probable that irrefutable evidence has been discovered by the investigation…about his own homosexual past.
  • Obama criticizes Romney as 'backwards on equality'

    05/10/2012 3:57:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2012 | JIM KUHNHENN
    SEATTLE (AP) -- President Barack Obama wasted little time casting Republican rival Mitt Romney as "backwards on equality" on Thursday, eager to transform his historic embrace of same-sex marriage into donor enthusiasm and grassroots vigor. Just one day after announcing his support of the top gay rights issue, Obama was attending a lavish West Coast fundraiser hosted by actor George Clooney in Los Angeles' Studio City area, the heart of celebrity gay marriage activism.
  • Romney Calls for National Standard Upholding Traditional Marriage [backs gay adoption]

    05/10/2012 4:07:42 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 10 replies
    NRO (Corner) ^ | May 10, 2012 | Katrina Trinko
    Mitt Romney stated today that he wanted marriage defined on the federal level as being between a man and woman only, but also noted that he backs gay adoption. “Let me make it very clear, which is that my preference would be to have a national standard that defines marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman,” Romney told Fox Business Network’s Neil Cavuto. Referring to domestic partnership benefits, Romney added, “That would then allow states to determine what rights would be provided for people of the same gender that wanted to have a relationship.” “I believe that...
  • Leading the world by evil example: Obama and gay “marriage”

    05/10/2012 4:28:16 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 3 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Leading the world by evil example: Obama and gay “marriage” By Julio Severo President Barack Obama’s announcement May 9 that he supports gay marriage boosted the hopes of gay supremacist groups around the world that other leaders will follow his example. “This is incredibly important, it’s excellent news. The United States is a global leader on everything, and that includes gay rights,” said Julio Moreira, president of the Rio de Janeiro-based Arco-Iris gay supremacist group. “This will force other nations like Brazil to move forward with more progressive policies.” Follow his example? Last December the Obama administration directed U.S. agencies...