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  • Obama joins singer Ricky Martin at LGBT fundraiser

    05/14/2012 5:09:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 14, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama and singer Ricky Martin bonded at a fundraiser today in New York over their mutual support for gay marriage. "We admire his courage, like the courage he showed last week in affirming his belief in marriage equality," the pooler quotes Martin, an openly-gay musician famous for hits such as "Livin' la vida loca," as saying when he introduced Obama at a fundraiser today. "That is the kind of courage we expect from our presdient and that is why we support him."
  • MSNBC's Chris Matthews to Black Pastor: 'I Hope You Evolve'

    05/14/2012 5:05:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 14, 2012 | 18:38 | Scott Whitlock
    Hardball anchor Chris Matthews, who routinely smears his political opponents as racist, on Monday lectured an African American minister who opposes gay marriage, "I hope you evolve." The host patronizingly added, "I'm just teasing." How would he (or MSNBC for that matter) react if a conservative said such a thing to a black leader? Matthews interviewed Bishop Harry Jackson, who has spoken out against Barack Obama's endorsement of gay marriage. Speaking of Jesus Christ, Matthews ridiculously linked accusations that Mitt Romney once bullied a teen, nearly 50 years ago: "Do you think [Christ] would have been chasing after the kid...
  • Obama's gay marriage flip-flop helps Romney seal the deal with evangelicals

    05/14/2012 4:46:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 14, 2012 | ANDREW MALCOM
    Near the end of the competitive part of the recent Republican presidential primary season, Gov. Mitt Romney began showing growing support among evangelical voters. The Mormon had been losing that influential portion of the GOP base by lopsided proportions. Not anymore. Thank you, Barack Obama. As his nomination in August became clear, the contrast between Romney's family life and moral convictions and those of his Democrat opponent became starkly clear, no more so than following President Obama's forced flip last week to supporting gay marriage, following an alleged push by Vice President Joe Biden. Obama's move was wildly popular among...
  • Obama Evolves, Politics Devolves

    05/10/2012 5:04:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | May 9, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan essentially endorsed same-sex marriage. The Obama campaign, however, wary of minority and blue-collar voters, promptly announced that President Obama was against same-sex marriage -- sort of -- but that his position was "evolving." Like a flower waiting to bloom, eventually Obama?s support for same-sex marriage would spring full-fledged into existence. I tried this rhetorical trick on my wife the other day. She asked me to take out the garbage; I told her that my thinking was "evolving" on the subject, and I needed a few more days to...
  • Same-sex marriage debate: Many of Obama’s top fundraisers are gay

    05/09/2012 12:16:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 9, 2012 | By Dan Eggen
    The controversy that has erupted this week over President Obama's stance on same-sex marriage has cast a spotlight on the importance of the gay community to his re-election fundraising efforts. Many of Obama’s key financial supporters are gay, including finance director Rufus Gifford and Democratic National Committe treasurer Andrew Tobias, and the campaign has held a steady series of fundraisers focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender donors. A review of Obama’s top bundlers--those who have brought in $500,000 or more for the campaign--shows that about one in six publicly identify themselves as gay. His overall list of bundlers also...
  • Obama Devolves (regarding same sex marriage)

    05/14/2012 3:09:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 14, 2012 | Robert R. Reilly
    Both Vice-President Joseph Biden and President Barack Obama have said that their positions regarding same-sex marriage have evolved. When you are “evolving,” you should really watch your grammar. Otherwise, people might suspect you are devolving instead.Take for instance, the hapless Joe Biden’s pronouncement of why he supports same-sex marriage. It’s all a matter of “who do you love.” His statement is both substantively and grammatically incorrect. It should, of course, be “whom do you love”. “You” is the subject and “whom” is the object of the verb “love.” Biden’s grammatical error reveals the problem with same-sex marriage. It has two...
  • Bishop: Episcopal Church must change

    05/14/2012 3:39:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies ^ | 5/14/2012 | Kenneth C. Crowe II
    COLONIE — The Episcopal Church must embrace change and diversity if it is to move forward, the presiding bishop of the 2.4 million member church said Friday. "We need to discover ways to engage in the outside community," Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said, in urging the 125 delegates attending the Province II Synod of the Episcopal Church to recognize that while many believe the church is an unchanging rock, it too slowly evolves. "'We are beginning to discover a way forward into a new chapter in the church's history," Jefferts Schori said. "If we are going to save the...
  • Romney's boilerplate message on marriage at Liberty U: conservatives are being taken for a ride

    05/14/2012 2:28:06 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies
    5/14/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Why the lack of pounding home this message at Liberty U? If he could take the time to say that marriage is "the relationship between one man and one woman" he could have used this occasion to pound the message home that he will push for a constitutional amendment that says that marriage shall be between one man and one woman. Some might say that there was no need to since Romney is not going to focus on social issues like this, as this would be a distraction and all. But that argument doesn't hold water, because if he could...
  • Got controversy? No smooth sailing for U.S.S. Harvey Milk idea

    05/14/2012 2:17:32 PM PDT · by SmithL · 37 replies
    SFGate: City Insider ^ | 5/14/12 | Rachel Gordon, Chronicle Staff Writer
    San Francisco wouldn’t be San Francisco if not for robust political debate, even over a seemingly feel-good request to the U.S. Secretary of the Navy to name a ship after gay civil rights leader Harvey Milk, the assassinated city supervisor who served as a Navy officer during the Korean War. Critics of the idea, led by Supervisor Christina Olague and a contingent from the San Francisco gay Democrat club named in Milk’s honor, don’t think he would have wanted his name associated with a military ship. Milk was “against the Vietnam War and war in general,” Olague said of Milk,...
  • Obama calls pastors to explain gay marriage support... (title truncated)

    05/14/2012 10:47:04 AM PDT · by Justaham · 41 replies ^ | 5/14/12 | Dylan Stableford
    Original title: Obama calls pastors to explain gay marriage support; black churches ‘conflicted’ by president’s decision --------------------------------------------- After making his historic remarks on same-sex unions last week, President Barack Obama led a conference call with black church pastors to explain his support for gay marriage, the New York Times reports. The call, which was held with "eight or so African-American ministers," occurred about two hours after the president's interview with ABC's Robin Roberts. Obama explained to them that he struggled with the decision, pastors on the call told the paper, but several voiced their disapproval. "They were wrestling with their...
  • Poll: Same-sex relationships moral (Fake Poll! North Carolina: 61% against, 39% for)

    05/14/2012 9:28:54 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/14/2012 | By MJ LEE
    For the third year in a row, a narrow majority of Americans consider gay and lesbian relations morally acceptable, signaling that this is the new “new normal” in public opinion, according to a new Gallup Poll released Monday just days after President Barack Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage. More than half of American adults, 54 percent, say gay or lesbian relations are morally acceptable — including 66 percent of Democrats and just 36 percent of Republicans — while 42 percent think they are morally wrong, Gallup found. Since 2010, a slight majority of Americans have found gay relations...
  • Obama Campaign T-Shirt: 'My Two Dads Support Obama'

    05/14/2012 1:45:24 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 41 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/11/2012 | Matt Cover
    ( – President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign store offers a variety of LGBT merchandise, including items such as the “My Two Dads Support Obama Onesie,” and the “I’m Out For Obama” t-shirt. On Wednesday, President Obama announced that he now supports homosexual marriage. The items in the “LGBT for Obama” collection range in price from a $10 beer can coozie to a $40 Party Pack of items – including a shirt, poster, buttons, car magnets, and bumper sticker – for “your next house party.” Other pro-LGBT items for sale at include the following: -- A $20 “LGBT for Obama”...
  • Pat Buchanan: Obama ‘Put His Presidency At Risk’ With Embrace Of Gay Marriage

    05/14/2012 1:12:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Mediate ^ | May 14, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    Former MSNBC contributor and conservative author Pat Buchanan appeared on Fox’s America Live with Megyn Kelly on Monday where he said that President Barack Obama’s recent embrace of gay marriage imperils his presidency. He said that gay marriage rights is the “heart of the cultural war” and that Republican voters are “right now riding to the sound of the guns” to get behind Republican candidate Mitt Romney as a result of Obama’s support for same-sex marriage rights. RELATED: Pat Buchanan To Hannity: Liberals ‘Use Terms Like Bigot… To Set Up An Inquisition’ What the President has done is forfeit –...
  • Obama to attend LGBT fundraiser in NYC ($5K a guest, $35K a chair, hosted by Ricky Martin)

    05/14/2012 12:40:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 14, 2012 | John Harwood
    CNBC’s John Harwood shares details from the fundraiser hosted by Ricky Martin, which is expected to bring a large sum of money to the Obama reelection campaign. >> i believe we have grown to marriage equal. >> that of course is south carolina congressman jim clyburn adding his support. he is the third ranging democrat in the house and one of the highest ranking african-american elected officials in this country. in a few hours, president obama will attend an lgbt fund-raiser hosted by openly gay entertainer ricky marine. it will be the first such event since endorsing marriage equal last...
  • Informer Endorses Obama In Same Sex Marriage Stance (Blacks still firmly on the reservation)

    05/14/2012 12:17:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington City Paper ^ | May. 14, 2012 | Shani Hilton
    Remember how I said black people weren't going to go for Mitt Romney just because the president completed his "evolution" on same-sex marriage? The Informer endorses President Barack Obama's stance: There will be those who seek to use this issue to divide our community. As a people, we cannot afford such division. It is our hope that conversations on strengthening African American families continue in a civil and respectful way, on all sides, both with those who support the ability of same-sex couples to marry, and those who do not. We are glad that President Obama has joined Dr. Joseph...
  • (Virgil)Goode: Romney ‘father of homosexual marriages’ (Constitution Party Candidate)

    05/14/2012 10:53:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 197 replies
    Augusta Free Press ^ | 12 May 12 | Augusta Free Press
    Former Fifth District Congressman Virgil Goode blasted presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as “the father of homosexual marriages” in a statement released to the news media on the eve of Romney’s visit to Liberty University this weekend. Goode, now running for president on the Constitution Party ticket, referred to Romney’s move as Massachusetts governor to issue same-sex marriage licenses in the wake of a state-court ruling. “Gov. Romney did not stand fast in favor of traditional marriage,” said Goode, who lost his Fifth District seat in 2008 to Democrat Tom Perriello. Goode said he has been a “consistent supporter...
  • WH getting blowback from African-American churches over gay-marriage stance

    05/14/2012 11:18:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    Hot ^ | May 14, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Barney Frank told the panel on ABC’s This Week that “I don’t think anyone’s vote was changed” when Barack Obama endorsed the legalization of same-sex marriage — but that might be too optimistic an analysis. The New York Times reports that the White House went on a charm offensive with leaders of faith organizations, including and perhaps especially African-American churches where opposition to gay marriage runs high. So far, the charm offensive has had mixed results: About two hours after declaring his support for same-sex marriage last week, President Obama gathered eight or so African-American ministers on a conference call...
  • CO Civil Unions bill assigned to “kill” committee (Headed fo a quick death)

    05/14/2012 11:22:19 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 8 replies
    FOX 31 ^ | May 14, 2012 | Marc Sternfield
    DENVER – A bill to legally recognize civil unions in Colorado may be headed for a quick death at the legislative special session. House Speaker Frank McNulty (R-Highlands Ranch) opened the session Monday morning by assigning Senate Bill 2 to the State Veterans & Military Affairs Committee – a committee many experts believe will vote down the measure. “Last week, he didn’t have enough votes to stop civil unions, so he played procedural games to allow his minority to thwart the majority of the House and of the people of Colorado,” House Democratic Leader Mark Ferrandino said. “Today, he still...
  • Barack 'Herod' Obama

    05/14/2012 10:11:09 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Real Catholic TV ^ | 5-14-12 | Michael Voris
  • Ricky Martin Hosts Reception for President Obama in NYC Today, 5/14

    05/14/2012 6:15:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Ricky Martin, currently starring in the new revival of EVITA, will host a fundraising event today, May 14th to support the re-election of President Barack Obama.
  • Poll: Most Americans support same-sex unions [but NOT gay marriage]

    05/14/2012 8:33:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 55 replies
    CBS news ^ | May 14, 2012 | Tucker Reals
    A new CBS News/New York Times Poll shows a solid majority of Americans support legal recognition for same-sex couples - though not necessarily through the official act of marriage - and the number of people who do support full marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples is significantly higher among younger generations. Overall, 38 percent of those who responded to the survey said same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, just like any other couple. Another 24 percent said civil unions should be used to grant same-sex couples legal rights similar to male-female partnerships. Combined, that means 62 percent -...
  • How TV Brought Gay People Into Our Homes

    05/14/2012 5:10:55 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 129 replies
    NPR ^ | May 12, 2012 | NPR Staff
    In one of the most talked-about moments from the hit TV show Glee, Blaine declared his love for Kurt and then — they kissed. Glee is just one of many popular shows on television right now that feature gay characters. Those characters aren't just entertaining us, they're changing Americans' attitudes toward homosexuality. In five separate studies, professor Edward Schiappa and his colleagues at the University of Minnesota have found that the presence of gay characters on television programs decreases prejudices among viewers. "These attitude changes are not huge," he says. "They don't change bigots into saints. But they can snowball."...
  • It's official: Obama '1st gay president'

    05/14/2012 3:52:15 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 64 replies
    WND ^ | 5/13/2012 | by Joe Kovacs
    Despite the fact Barack Obama is married with two children, Newsweek magazine is dubbing him “The First Gay President” on its latest cover, crowning him with a rainbow-colored halo. The cover comes in the wake of Obama’s newly declared support for homosexual marriage in America. The edition, which hits newsstands Monday, features a column by Andrew Sullivan, an openly homosexual self-titled conservative political pundit. “When you step back a little and assess the record of Obama on gay rights, you see, in fact, that this was not an aberration. It was an inevitable culmination of three years of work,” Sullivan...
  • On Marriage, ("First Gay President") Obama Tried to Limit Risk

    05/13/2012 7:43:44 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 21 replies
    ny times ^ | 5/13/2012 | By PETER BAKER and RACHEL L. SWARNS
    About two hours after declaring his support for same-sex marriage last week, President Obama gathered eight or so African-American ministers on a conference call to explain himself. He had struggled with the decision, he said, but had come to believe it was the right one. The ministers, though, were not all as enthusiastic. A vocal few made it clear that the president’s stand on gay marriage might make it difficult for them to support his re-election. “They were wrestling with their ability to get over his theological position,” said the Rev. Delman Coates, the pastor of Mt. Ennon Baptist Church...
  • Newsweek finally goes where none have gone before

    05/13/2012 1:49:16 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | MAY 12, 2012 | JAZZ SHAW
    Are you kidding me? I get that Andrew Sullivan is a man with an agenda and I completely support his right to make his opinions heard. I also understand that Newsweek – like any other publication – is in business to make a profit and that frequently involves pushing the envelope in terms of catching the public’s attention. But at what point is too much simply too much? When is the shark definitively jumped and the daily bread burned past any reasonable definition of being toast? Ladies and gentlemen, this would be that point. Politico “explains.” “‘Let the games begin,”...
  • Romney's passive response to Obama's change of tune on gay marriage

    05/13/2012 7:34:34 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 32 replies
    Boston Globe | May 13, 2012 | Garrett Quinn
    The most striking thing about President Obama's flip-flop evolution reversal on gay marriage was how weakly the likely Republican standard bearer, Mitt Romney, has gone after him for it. Shortly after the Obama's change of heart went public Romney addresed it at press conference in Oklahoma. Watch here as he gives a mostly tempered response when asked about his views on gay marriage. Not only did Romney answer that question with no passion but he repeatedly called his position on the issue "his preference". At first glance it seems hard to understand why his campaign would not capitalize on this...
  • 'Out for Obama' and Other Outlandish Campaign Slogans

    05/13/2012 8:04:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 13, 2012 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    On behalf of advancing equality, following the "evolution" of Barack Obama being made public, the President's campaign almost instantly added a line of 2012 products to that appealed exclusively to euphoric homosexual supporters. A few hours after the President 'came out' for same-sex marriage to Good Morning America news anchor Robin Roberts, who struggled as Obama spoke to contain her uncontrollable "chills," the campaign's website was awash in lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender wares. The White House claimed that "President Obama's decision to reveal his personal position on gay marriage was not political - and it was not planned,"...
  • The real news today: Obama was always for faux marriage

    05/13/2012 7:12:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 21 replies
    Renew America ^ | 5-12-12 | Selwyn Duke
    So another mask has dropped. Barack Obama made history Wednesday in becoming the first president to announce support for faux marriage. And on January 20th, 2009 he made history in becoming the first president who supports faux marriage.

    05/13/2012 6:11:10 PM PDT · by xzins · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12 | Fox
    A day after Mitt Romney said he was “fine” with gay adoption, he took it back. Suddenly, it’s not “fine.” 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 the same sex were able to adopt children. In my view, that’s something that people have a right to do. But to call that ‘marriage’ is something that, in my view, is a departure from the real meaning of that word.” On Friday,he was asked, in...
  • Obama's gay marriage endorsement could unite right, social conservatives claim

    05/13/2012 5:56:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    KDFW-TV / Fox News ^ | May 13, 2012
    Prominent social conservatives are claiming that President Barack Obama's endorsement of gay marriage could be the fuel Mitt Romney needs to unite the right in November. Rick Santorum, the former Republican presidential candidate, is on record urging Romney to use this "potent weapon" against the president in the general election. And Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on Sunday called the president's announcement a "missing piece of intensity" for the presumptive GOP nominee. Though gay marriage was not an issue that factored prominently into the 2012 election season until last Wednesday, when the president made his historic announcement, the clear...
  • Barney Frank says Obama's gay marriage endorsement won't sway voters

    05/13/2012 4:38:03 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | MAY 12, 2012 | FOX NEWS/NEWSCORE
    Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), the first openly gay member of Congress, said Sunday that he does not think President Barack Obama's gay marriage endorsement will sway anybody's vote. Though Washington is abuzz with speculation about how the president's historic statement in support of same-sex marriage will affect his re-election prospects, the Massachusetts Democrat said the announcement leaves the race more or less the same. "If you were going to cast your vote based on a candidate's position regarding same-sex marriage, you were already going to vote for Obama-Romney based on that," he told ABC's "This Week." "I literally don't think...
  • Newsweek names Obama 'The First Gay President'

    05/13/2012 5:42:01 PM PDT · by aruanan · 53 replies
    MAILOnline ^ | 13 May 2012 | MEGHAN KENEALLY
    In a gutsy move, Newsweek has released the cover of their next issue, on the cover of which they depict President Obama with a rainbow halo and the title of 'The First Gay President'. The news-magazine, which hits stands Monday, is using the shock factor of labeling the straight, married, father-of-two President to draw attention to itself. Tina Brown, who heads the magazine and it's sister website The Daily Beast, is known for her appreciation of controversial covers to help boost public interest and sales. Read more:
  • Gay marriage shows how social issues pay for Dems

    05/13/2012 5:43:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/13/12 | Timothy P. Carney
    "Gays are the next Jews of fundraising," declared Rahm Emanuel, who is now an Obama confidant, while hustling for donors for Bill Clinton back in 1992. In that light, Obama's endorsement of gay marriage was at least the equivalent of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel -- a symbolic and controversial action that excites a donor base. Jon Cooper, a gay Long Island legislator and an Obama fundraiser, told the Capital, a New York news site, that Obama's "expressing his personal support for same-sex marriage is going to make my life immeasurably easier raising money from LGBT donors and...
  • Newsweek Obama Cover: 'The First Gay President'

    05/13/2012 11:05:25 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 60 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 13, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Bill Clinton was the first black president. And now, according to Newsweek, we have the first gay president. Yes, all the speculation over what cover Tina Brown would choose for Newsweek is over. Despite several suggestions from The New Republic on this crucial subject, Brown refrained from taking their kindly advice and chose a picture of President Obama with a rainbow halo over his head.
  • Follow the Money: One in Six Top Obama Bundlers Identify as Gay

    05/13/2012 2:26:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/13/12 | Wynton Hall
    Heading the journalistic adage to "follow the money," the Washington Post has found that every one out of six of President Obama's top fundraising "bundlers" who have hauled in $500,000 or more publicly identify themselves as gay. The implications are clear: as Obama's campaign continued to struggle to haul in large donations, his team needed to fire up his fundraising base by announcing this week's "evolution" on gay marriage. Indeed, as the Washington Post notes, "some liberal gay donors had threatened to withhold contributions over Obama’s stance on gay marriage as well as his administration’s decision to shelve an executive...
  • Obama To Deliver Barnard Commencement Address (1st gay president brings gay week to NYC)

    05/13/2012 2:32:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    NY 1 News ^ | 5/13/12 | NY1 News
    After the presidential campaign has been focusing on female reproductive rights and other women's issues, President Barack Obama is coming to the city Monday to deliver the commencement address at all-female Barnard College and attend two high-profile fundraisers. -snip- After the commencement, Obama is heading to the Rubin Museum of Art in Chelsea for a $5,000-a-ticket fundraiser co-hosted by the LGBT Leadership Council and openly gay singer Ricky Martin. The president will also attend a private, $35,800-a-plate fundraising dinner featuring the cooking of Manhattan chef Vikas Khanna before heading back to the White House. While in the city, Obama will...
  • Black pastors react to Obama's same-sex marriage stance

    05/13/2012 11:07:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WFMZ-TV / CNN ^ | May 13, 2012 | Dan Gilgoff
    Addressing his large, mostly black congregation on Sunday morning, the Rev. Wallace Charles Smith did not mince words about where he stood on President Barack Obama's newly announced support for same-sex marriage: The church is against it, he said, prompting shouts of "Amen!" from the pews. And yet Smith hardly issued a full condemnation of the president. "We may disagree with our president on this one issue," Smith said from the pulpit of the Shiloh Baptist Church here. "But we will keep him lifted up in prayer. ... Pray for President Barack Obama." And Smith said there were much bigger...
  • Pastor not surprised by President's opinion on gay marriage

    05/13/2012 9:02:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    WIS ^ | May 13, 2012 | Tim Pulliam
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Johnny Ray Noble is pastor at Second Nazareth Baptist Church in Columbia. He said he wasn't surprised by President Barack Obama's stance on gay marriage. "I was somewhat disappointed," said Noble. In an interview this week, the President said he supported same-sex unions. "At a certain point, I've just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married," said President Obama. "I thought I'd never hear those words from him being a Christian," said Noble, "Him being happily...
  • JC Penney Features Same-Sex Couple in May Catalogue

    05/13/2012 11:07:01 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 77 replies
    ABCNews ^ | May 12, 2012
    May 12, 2012 JC Penney Features Same-Sex Couple in May Catalogue Fifteen years ago, when advertisers got wind that Ellen DeGeneres was going to “come out” on her popular sitcom show “Ellen,” some advertisers fled. One of them was JC Penney. Flash forward to one of their newest clothing ads in the May catalog. It features a real-life same-sex couple. The photograph is of two models identified as Wendi and Maggie holding their two daughters. Both women appear be wearing wedding bands. Quietly, gradually and largely without protest, advertising is starting to reflect new attitudes and new realities about who...
  • Newsweek: Obama ‘The First Gay President’ of the United States

    05/13/2012 10:06:56 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 13 May 2012 | Jeff Poor
    If Time is going to feature a woman breastfeeding on its cover to foment attention for its magazine, Newsweek apparently isn’t going to sit still and allow Time to get all the attention. On this week’s issue of Tina Brown’s Newsweek magazine, President Barack Obama is adorned with a rainbow halo, with the headline “The First Gay President,” an obvious play off commentary that former President Bill Clinton was “the first black president.” The cover promotes the story by Andrew Sullivan, who admitted on his Daily Beast blog and on this weekend’s “The Chris Matthews Show” that the announcement was...
  • How Obama distanced himself from Gavin Newsom

    05/13/2012 10:00:53 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/13/12 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnists
    President Obama's position on same-sex marriages has indeed been "evolving" - back in 2004, he wouldn't even have his photo taken with Gavin Newsom, for fear that being pictured with the man who opened the City Hall wedding chapel to gays and lesbians would cost him votes back home in Illinois. At the time, Obama was a mere state senator from Chicago looking to win a seat in the U.S. Senate. Like a lot of up-and-coming African American pols, he tapped Willie Brown to host a fundraiser here to score some badly needed cash.Brown tossed a party at the Waterfront...
  • NYT: Harming the Troops (GOP House Meanies won't let homosexuals marry on DoD installations)

    05/13/2012 8:07:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 12, 2012 | The Editors
    Republican lawmakers love to say they are protective of religious freedom and supportive of the military. Last week, Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee passed two measures that undermine both in an effort to deny equal rights to gay men and lesbians. It was particularly disturbing to see this implacable campaign of intolerance at work during a week in which President Obama announced his support for the expansion of the right to marry to all Americans. Just hours after Mr. Obama tried to lead the nation forward, the House Armed Services Committee was turning the clock back. On a...
  • PICKET: Politicizing the useless anti-bullying agenda

    05/11/2012 10:49:23 AM PDT · by paltz · 4 replies
    The biggest ally of any school bully is our federal government. It is amusing to see the Obama campaign pounce on a questionable 47 year-old story of a young Mitt Romney supposedly “bullying” a high school classmate. This story is especially suspicious given its timing, since President Obama just publicly supported marriage for same-sex couples.
  • Rick Santorum's Endorsement of Governor Mitt Romney

    05/12/2012 8:26:07 AM PDT · by JimWayne · 30 replies ^ | Rick Santorum
    But there are many significant areas in which we agree: the need for lower taxes, smaller government, and a reduction in out-of-control spending. We certainly agree that abortion is wrong and marriage should be between one man and one woman. I am also comfortable with Governor Romney on foreign policy matters, and we share the belief that we can never allow Iran to possess nuclear weapons. And while I had concerns about Governor Romney making a case as a candidate about fighting against Obamacare, I have no doubt if elected he will work with a Republican Congress to repeal it...
  • The Antietam of the Culture War [One More SC Justice Needed To Make Gay Marriage Constitutional]

    05/11/2012 10:12:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies
    Human Events ^ | May 11, 2012 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    The Antietam of the Culture War by Patrick J. Buchanan 05/11/2012 It took Joe Biden's public embrace of same-sex marriage to smoke him out. But after Joe told David Gregory of "Meet the Press" he was "absolutely comfortable" with homosexuals marrying, Barack Obama could not maintain his credibility with the cultural elite if he stuck with the biblical view that God ordained marriage as solely between a man and woman. The biblical view had to go. Obama had to move, or look like a malingerer in secularism's next great moral advance into post-Christian America. Consider. Obama had an appearance coming...
  • The Answer is Civil Unions…There. Now, Shut Up. (Surprise BARF alert!)

    05/11/2012 7:59:57 PM PDT · by Houmatt · 24 replies ^ | 5-11-12 | Tanner Salyers
    “With liberty and justice for all…unless you’re gay.” I’ll say it. Might even be one of the few conservatives that will openly cede that homosexuals are discriminated against in America, and it’s truly a shame. Rights granted to us under the Constitution are not meant to be selectively issued. As much as I believe in state’s rights, I do not believe it is a inherent right of a group of people to collectively restrict the rights of another group of people. The problem with the anti-gay marriage argument is that no matter the route you take it, it seems to...
  • Many blacks shrug off Obama's new view on gays

    05/11/2012 6:04:54 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2012 | 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."
  • Sen. Rand Paul mocks Obama, says his views couldn't 'get any gayer’

    05/13/2012 6:39:33 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/12/2012 | By Meghashyam Mali
    GOP Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) on Saturday blasted President Obama's decision to endorse same-sex marriage, mocking the president's claim that the announcement was the result of years of personal reflection. “Call me cynical, but I wasn’t sure his views on marriage could get any gayer,” said Paul, in remarks to the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition dinner, first reported by the Des Moines Register. "It did kind of bother me though that he used the justification for it in a biblical reference," Paul continued. "He said the biblical golden rule caused him to be for gay marriage. And I'm like...
  • Gay Marriage Will Make Mother’s Day Quite Perplexing

    05/13/2012 6:36:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | May 13, 2012 | Doug Giles
    I think I speak for most heterosexual males when I say I’m not homophobic but chick-o-centric. Let’s keep it positive, okay? It’s not that we dislike gays … it’s just that we really like girls. It seems no matter how long we spend in PC rehab compliantly undergoing the most stringent psychotherapy to rid ourselves of our knee-jerk to your mate choice, the simple fact is that heterosexual guys don’t “get” gays. Heck, we don’t understand women. What makes you think we’ll ever understand a man who doesn’t like women yet acts like Richard Simmons? You just rifled right over...
  • Is "Gay Week" Finally Over?

    05/13/2012 6:11:40 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 6 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 05/13/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    I know that in the media every week is "Gay Week," but the past seven days have been non stop gay agenda lobbying from the President to the lowly Saturday Night Live program, which featured several homocentric skits, the worse of all, a faux musical, where pant dropping Will Ferrel and others sang about giving themselves sexual gratification (I can't bear to say how). This was after the beginning of the show when Ferrell kissed and sang to his mother who was in the audience. Proud mother, not. Just a special treat for Mothers Day in Ferrell's mind. Vice President...