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  • U.S. Catholic school hit with $1 million suit for not allowing same-sex date at dance

    09/30/2016 7:25:24 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 28 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 29, 2016 | Pete Baklinski
    MEMPHIS, Tennessee, September 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — An all-boys Catholic high school in Memphis, Tennessee, is being sued for $1 million by a former student who claims the school caused him “severe injuries and damages” by refusing to allow him to bring his same-sex date to a homecoming dance last year. The suit, filed Sept. 20 in Circuit Court on behalf of Lance Sanderson, states that Christian Brothers High School (CBHS) caused the teenage boy who identifies as “gay” to “suffer severe injuries and damages which include, but are not limited to disability, past and future emotional distress, past and...
  • Ex-Gays Prove Change is Possible' Billboards Sparks Controversy in Texas

    09/20/2016 9:28:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    CNS News ^ | 09/20/2016 | Melanie Hunter
    It’s not clear what happened in the last few fateful moments but some facts are undisputed. Crutcher was unarmed, Tulsa’s police chief admitted yesterday, and had no weapon in his car. He had his hands up as he walked slowly away from the police and towards his SUV with an officer, Betty Shelby, trailing behind him. As he reached the driver-side door, Shelby and another officer stopped a few feet behind the SUV and trained their pistols on him. They were joined by two more cops. Then things took a turn: At some point in the next few moments,...
  • Christian could be fired for refusing to watch LGBT ‘inclusivity’ video

    09/16/2016 5:04:18 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 37 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 15, 2016 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, September 15, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — A Christian's 14-year career is being threatened because he refused to watch a training video on lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender, and queer "diversity and inclusivity." In April, the Social Security Administration announced all employees must be trained in LGBTQ "diversity and inclusivity." Longtime information technology employee David Hall, whose Christian convictions do not consider sodomy healthy or normal or good for people, believed that the “training” was against his sincerely held beliefs. Specifically, Hall, 42, was told by his superiors to view a 17-minute video that includes "tips for increasing cultural awareness in...
  • Dissent Will Not Be Tolerated: What the Case of a Wyoming Judge Means for All of Us

    09/08/2016 5:29:16 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 22 replies
    The Witherspoon Institute ^ | August 30, 2016 | Jonathan G. Lange
    On Wednesday, August 17, the Wyoming Supreme Court heard a case that has huge implications for each and every one of us. The case involves Judge Ruth Neely, who has served with distinction for twenty-one years as the municipal judge in Pinedale, Wyoming. Since municipalities have no authority either to issue a license or solemnize a marriage, you would think that she’s unaffected by all the hoopla over same-sex marriage. But you would be mistaken. Because of her beliefs about marriage, the Wyoming Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics (CJCE) wants to remove her from her job and disqualify her...
  • ‘Gay sex’ is a lie. Let’s use this term instead

    09/07/2016 5:10:29 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 31 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 6, 2016 | Pete Baklinski
    September 6, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Some of the phrases that I can’t stand writing as a pro-family reporter are “men having sex with men (MSM)” or “gay sexual relationship" or “gay sex.” And I’ll tell you why. It’s obvious on a purely biological level that two males or two females are utterly incompatible with one another when it comes to sex. The parts simply don’t fit together. Nuts and bolts go together. Radio waves and antennas go together. Heat and light go together. But two males or two females … nope, it ain’t happening. Ever. Any high school kid taking...
  • The Fall of Rome-Are there Lessons to be Learned?

    09/04/2016 4:18:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 43 replies
    THE FALL OF ROME was a culmination of external and internal factors. GREAT WALL OF CHINA By 220AD, the Later Eastern Han Dynasty had extended sections of the Great Wall of China along its Mongolian border. This resulted in the Northern Huns attacking west instead of east. This caused a domino effect of tribes migrating west across Central Asia, and overrunning the Western Roman Empire. OPEN BORDERS Illegal immigrants poured across the Roman borders: Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Franks, Anglos, Saxons, Alemanni, Thuringians, Rugians, Jutes, Picts, Burgundians, Lombards, Alans, Vandals, as well as African Berbers and Arab raiders. Will and Ariel Durant...
  • We’re Not Quite ‘Born This Way’

    09/01/2016 1:20:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Back in 2014, a bigoted African leader put J. Michael Bailey, a psychologist at Northwestern, in a strange position. Yoweri Museveni, the president of Uganda, had been issuing a series of anti-gay tirades, and — partially fueled by anti-gay religious figures from the U.S. — was considering toughening Uganda’s anti-gay laws. The rhetoric was getting out of control: “The commercialisation of homosexuality is unacceptable,” said Simon Lokodo, Uganda’s ethics minister. “If they were doing it in their own rooms we wouldn’t mind, but when they go for children, that’s not fair. They are beasts of the forest.” Eventually, Museveni said...
  • Four Spanish bishops threatened with prosecution for criticizing draconian LGBT ‘protection’ law

    09/01/2016 7:09:05 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 31, 2016 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    MADRID, Spain August 31, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Only weeks after a failed attempt to secure the prosecution of the Archbishop of Valencia for denouncing the gay political agenda, homosexual groups are calling for the prosecution of four other Spanish bishops for criticizing a new homosexual “protection” law recently passed by the Province of Madrid. Three of the bishops are being threatened with a criminal complaint for having written and published a condemnation of Madrid’s new “Law of Integral Protection against LGTBIphobia and Discrimination for Reasons of Orientation and Sexual Identity,” which prohibits all “degrading” and “discriminatory” statements regarding homosexuals and...
  • Illinois pastors sue to overturn state ban on reparative therapy for gay minors

    08/21/2016 3:56:29 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 16, 2016 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    CHICAGO, Illinois, August 19, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — A group of ministers is suing the state of Illinois over a law that makes Christian counseling for minors with same-sex attraction a crime. Pastors Protecting Youth has filed a lawsuit against the state's Youth Mental Health Protection Act, which makes it illegal to help teens overcome unwanted homosexual inclinations. The Illinois law states that "being lesbian, gay, or bisexual is not a disease, disorder, illness, deficiency, or shortcoming.” It bans "conversion therapy" and any counseling that "represents homosexuality as a mental disease, disorder, or illness." The language of the law is in...
  • Vancouver Christians collide over televangelist Franklin Graham

    08/19/2016 9:19:02 AM PDT · by amorphous · 77 replies
    VancouverSun.Com ^ | 18 August 2016 | Douglas Todd
    Metro Vancouver Christians are colliding over the coming crusade of televangelist Franklin Graham, who is known for criticizing homosexuals, Muslims and U.S. President Barack Obama. Saying that Graham is often “incendiary and intolerant,” some evangelical Protestants and Roman Catholics are opposing his participation in the three-day Festival of Hope event at Rogers Arena in early March, 2017, that many of the city’s mega-churches are supporting . “Rev. Graham is a polarizing figure … His ungracious and bigoted remarks have the potential to generate serious negative impact on the Christian witness in Vancouver,” says a statement from five prominent evangelical and...
  • Cher plans fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in Miami Beach [Homosexual Lobby]

    08/19/2016 2:31:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies ^ | Thursday, August 11, 2016 | Amy Sherman
    Cher will host a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in Miami Beach Aug. 19....
  • Gay activists launch $104 million suit against Christian for preaching at Pride Parade

    08/18/2016 3:44:11 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 34 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 17, 2016 | Pete Baklinski
    TORONTO, August 17, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- While ‘tolerance’ and ‘diversity’ are the rallying cry of the homosexual movement, the words appear not to apply to Christians with an unconventional message. Christians led by Canadian activist Bill Whatcott were slapped with a $104-million legal threat last week after infiltrating Toronto’s Gay Pride Parade in July dressed as “gay zombies” in green skintight suits to hand out info packets about the physical and spiritual dangers of homosexual practices. Former Ontario MPP George Smitherman, the province’s first openly gay provincial representative as well first openly gay cabinet minister, told Daily Xtra that he...
  • Catholic Development and Peace ‘proud partners’ of pro-abortion World Social Forum

    08/12/2016 3:45:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 11, 2016 | Lianne Laurence
    Development and Peace, the Catholic development organization founded by Canada’s bishops, has drawn fire for being a “proud sponsor and co-organizer” of World Social Forum 2016, a six-day gathering of some 1,200 assorted left-wing grassroots organizations which convened August 9 in Montreal. “By partnering with the World Social Forum, Development and Peace makes clear that its allegiance is with the Culture of Death and not with Christ, whom it is obliged to serve and obey,” pointed out Michael Hichborn, founder of the Virginia-based Lepanto Institute. The WSF, an annual event since 2001, was “created by several communist entities” and has...
  • Biden Officiates His First Gay Wedding for White House Aides

    08/02/2016 9:25:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    NY POST ^ | 8/2/16
    Vice President Joe Biden has officiated a gay wedding, a first for the early proponent of same-sex marriage. Biden presided over the union of Joe Mahshie and Brian Mosteller, both longtime White House aides. The White House says the couple asked Biden to officiate.
  • They won’t take prisoners; there won’t be sanctuaries

    07/13/2016 4:48:06 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 11, 2016 | Renzo Puccetti
    I will begin with a true story. Father Massimiliano Pusceddu is a young Catholic priest serving in the Sardinian diocese of Cagliari. During a sermon on May 28 wherein he defended natural marriage, he quoted St. Paul's letter to the Romans (1:24-32) where the Apostle condemns same-sex acts. The day after the June 12 murder of 49 people at the gay bar in Orlando, an online petition to Pope Francis and Italian political authorities was launched to obtain the "immediate resignation" of Fr. Pusceddu. It reached 31,000 signatures in only four days — now there are 44,806. What particularly triggered...
  • Homosexuality Is a Danger to Human Health

    07/01/2016 9:17:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies ^ | June 29, 2016 | Bryan Fischer
    Although there are many reasons to oppose the normalization of homosexuality, this reason alone would be enough: it represents an enormous risk to human health. According to a recent and extensive survey, homosexuals have "excess health problems" compared to sexually normal people. They suffer disproportionately from "impaired physical and mental health, heavy alcohol consumption, and heavy cigarette use." The National Health Interview Survey, which has been conducted since 1957, included a question about sexual preference for the first time in 2013 and 2014. The results are astounding and alarming for anyone who cares about people who are trapped in a...
  • Who May Speak, After Orlando?

    06/28/2016 2:49:28 PM PDT · by truthxchange · 10 replies ^ | 06/28/2016 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Who May Speak, after Orlando? Who has a right to speak out about homosexuality after the Orlando Gay Bar massacre, and what should be said? It is tempting for Christians who hold to the biblical condemnation of homosexuality to go silent, but is that right? One group that does not hesitate is ISIS, which from the beginning has openly claimed responsibility, describing the gunman as one of its heroic fighters. Various Islamic spokesmen, like Fahad Qureshi, admitted in 2013 that the desire to see homosexuals killed was a belief held even by “moderate” Muslims. Just weeks before Orlando, Muslim cleric...
  • Obama Designates Stonewall National Monument to LGBT Rights [Priorities]

    06/24/2016 9:44:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/24/16 | sff
    ....Obama will designate a new national monument at the site of the landmark Stonewall riots in New York City, creating the first national memorial dedicated to the gay-rights movement.
  • Loose Lips Could Sink Gay Ships

    06/24/2016 9:38:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | June 24, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    After weeks of indecision, ABC announced on May 12 that it would renew the Catholic-bashing sitcom "The Real O'Neals," which is loosely based on the childhood of zealously gay sex columnist Dan Savage. But then, Noah Galvin, the 22-year-old gay actor who plays the gay son, Kenny, gave an interview to New York Magazine's Vulture blog that was so rude that The Hollywood Reporter said ABC is considering its options, like reducing the number of episodes ordered for season 2. An executive producer who spent four years getting the series on the air was "begging the network not to take...
  • Orlando Highlights Islam's Complicated Relationship With Homosexuality

    06/20/2016 6:49:06 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 43 replies ^ | JUNE 19, 2016 | ALASTAIR JAMIESON and MICHELE NEUBERT
    Islam's approach to homosexuality has been in the spotlight since the massacre at an Orlando gay club — criminal or compassionate? Prejudiced or progressive? While ISIS death squads enforce an extreme version of Islam that punishes gays with death, the religion's history is far more nuanced. And like most relationships, when it comes to Islam and homosexuality — it's complicated. The death penalty is imposed in at least 10 countries: Afghanistan — where the Orlando shooter's father was from — Brunei, Iran, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, parts of Somalia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
  • 49 Souls (Blog on the Orlando Massacre)

    06/18/2016 10:34:02 AM PDT · by pcottraux · 25 replies
    Depths Of Pentecost ^ | 6-18-16 | Philip Cottraux
    By Philip Cottraux Two tragic events occurred last weekend. I am not into pop culture and had never really seen “The Voice.” The first time I had ever heard of Christina Grimmie was learning of her death on the news. And yet something was heart-wrenching about it. The media has been claiming they can find no motivation for the attack, that her killer was an obsessed lunatic. While that may be true, I have also seen reports that have been largely ignored by the press claiming this beautiful young girl was shot for being a Christian.* Upon further research, I...
  • Apart From Jesus, We’re Always in Danger

    06/17/2016 6:29:12 AM PDT · by DWW1990
    Trevor Grant ^ | 6/17/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    "Of all bad men," wrote C.S. Lewis, "religious bad men are the worst." Lewis added, "The 'average sensual man,' who is sometimes unfaithful to his wife, sometimes tipsy, always a little selfish, now and then (within the law) a trip sharp in his deals, is certainly, by ordinary standards, a 'lower' type than the man whose soul is filled with some great Cause, to which he will subordinate his appetites, his fortune, and even his safety." In the atrocity that plagued Orlando this past weekend, we saw Lewis’s long proverb on display. The homosexual nightclub Pulse was filled with those...
  • Let's not jump to conclusions about Orlando

    06/14/2016 2:05:40 PM PDT · by chuckles · 59 replies
    vanity | 06-14-2016 | chuckles
    I just wanted to stop and take a breath here before the media hand feeds us a meme that will live forever in people's minds. The initial attack in Orlando brought several meme's out of the woodwork but what stuck initially was the shooters name was Arab so bing, bang, boom, there's the answer. I agree Islam is from the devil and deserves much scrutiny for any philosophy that condones killing women, homosexuals, Christians, all infidels, and of course other Muslims that don't think just like you do. And of course, the automatic gun control effort rears it's ugly head...
  • A Christian Message to LGBT Americans

    06/14/2016 5:32:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 132 replies ^ | June 14, 2016 | Michael Brown
    I know that many of you are not only hurting today, you are also angry. And your anger is not just directed at the Muslim terrorist who slaughtered so many of your people. You are also angry at Christians like me, believing that we have helped to create the toxic, hateful atmosphere that led to the horrific massacre.A gay activist in Charlotte, North Carolina with whom I’ve shared meals and interacted many times, expressed his anger towards what he called the “sanctimonious bulls—t” of conservative Christian leaders, saying, “You helped cause this massacre. Your anti-LGBTQ theology assisted in helping others,...
  • Media Ignore External Influences on 'Homegrown Extremist' Mateen

    06/13/2016 5:06:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | June 13, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    In his second speech on Sunday morning's terrorist massacre in Orlando, Florida, President Barack Obama said  on Monday that "the shooter was inspired by various extremist information that was disseminated over the Internet," that "we see no clear evidence that he was directed externally," and that "this is certainly an example of the kind of homegrown extremism that all of us have been so concerned about for a very long time." The press, led as usual by the Associated Press, is certainly cooperating with those characterizations. Presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has clearly made up her mind that...
  • Bergdahl: Taliban asked me if Obama is gay

    12/26/2015 7:06:24 PM PST · by digger48 · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 24, 2015 | Beckie Strum
    Bowe Bergdahl compared his first year in Taliban captivity — starved, stinking and chained to a bed — to being tossed in a closet and forgotten. “Picture someone taking a bag, throwing it into the closet, shutting the door and just forgetting about it. That was basically how they treated me,” he said. (snip) Although watching over Bergdahl was a high honor, the guards were often bored and would pass the time by making videos of him, interrogating him with ridiculous questions or shaving his beard into shapes they found amusing, he said. “They ask you, is Obama gay and...
  • Pro-LGBT Shirt Banned From High School for Being 'Disruptive' [Isaiah 5]

    05/26/2016 8:58:49 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/25/2016 | Beth Greenfield
    School administrators reprimanded a 13-year-old girl for showing up to school wearing an LGBT-positive T-shirt this week, deeming the message "distracting" and "disruptive." The shirt bore the phrase, "Some people are gay. Get over it!" in rainbow-hued letters, and was worn by Ali Chaney of Copperas Cove, Tex. "It's just a shirt, and it's not hurting anybody," Chaney, who is gay, told KCEN-TV. But the SC Lee Junior High School maintains that the shirt violated the dress code, releasing a statement through its Copperas Cove Independent School District that notes, "Our purpose at CCISD is to educate children, first and...
  • Supreme Court plaintiffs claim discrimination after Catholic cemetery rejects pro-gay headstone

    05/20/2016 10:05:56 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 27 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 19, 2016 | Lisa Bourne
    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, May 19, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The homosexual plaintiffs behind the Supreme Court case legalizing gay “marriage” across the U.S. are claiming discrimination after a Catholic cemetery declined their headstone design because it conflicted with Church teaching. "It's pretty clear when you read the letter that this is a clear case of LGBT discrimination," said Greg Bourke, one-half of the same-sex Louisville, KY, couple named as plaintiffs in Obergefell v. Hodges. Bourke and Michael De Leon held a press conference Wednesday outside St. Michael Cemetery to claim the Archdiocese of Louisville was discriminating against them for its rejection of...
  • The Queering of America's Future Men by Obama & Jennings (4 years later)

    05/13/2016 10:21:01 AM PDT · by OneVike · 26 replies
    PostScripts ^ | 12/8/2009 | OneVike
    After hearing about Obama's executive order that all colleges and schools k-12 will guarantee that all transgendered people will have restroom accommodations, and considering the Supreme Courts ruling of basically stating that gay people are normal, I thought some may enjoy reading what posted here 3 years ago. Then it was an excerpt, but here is the full article. I added an update in quotes to one part. The Queering of America's Future Men by Obama & Jennings (original FR post) We have all heard about the many nightmares associated with government taking over the health-care industry, but are we...
  • LGBT Lobbyists Demand ‘Purity of a Queer Relationship’ in ‘Frozen’ Sequel

    05/08/2016 7:52:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies ^ | May 8, 2016 | Melissa Mullins
    According to GLAAD (the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), Disney has a big fat “F” for LGBT representation in their movies – meaning, there haven’t been any gay characters in children’s movies in 2015.  However, since Disney announced there will be a Frozen 2 in the works for 2018, a few frustrated lesbian fans are trying to use the movie to feature an alternative romance for Queen Elsa, a gay character – or in this case – a different kind of “queen.” When a movie includes a song about how "love is an open door," the LGBT lobbyists will...
  • Is My Same-Sex Attraction a Sin?

    05/08/2016 6:09:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/08/2016 | Matt Moore
    Last week, one of my recent articles was published on The Gospel Coalition website. I have realized over the years that any time I write about the ever-controversial topic of homosexuality, I should expect a couple truckloads of criticism to come rolling into the comments section. This TGC article was no exception. I scrolled through "the aftermath" on Facebook and Twitter the day following its publishing, trying my best to humbly process the comments of some disgruntled readers. Quite a few people commended my commitment to celibacy but also shared that they believe my ongoing experience of same-sex attraction is...
  • Dishonest PBS Can't Describe How Obscene These Dirty Mapplethorpe Pictures Are

    05/07/2016 3:26:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | May 7, 2016 | Tim Graham
    PBS correspondent Jeffrey Brown explained “Mapplethorpe was best known for his homoerotic photographs and explicit sadomasochistic imagery, and the political and legal battles around them. Even now, we’ve chosen not to present his most controversial work.” But PBS didn’t just censor the art. They couldn’t even bring themselves to describe it. We’re not told about Mapplethorpe’s naked self-portrait with a bullwhip us his anus. We’re not told about his pornification of a little boy and a little girl. We’re not told about “Jim and Tom, Sausalito” – a photo in which one man urinates into another’s mouth. So when the...
  • A Response to Adam Hamilton’s Recent Post on the Bible and Homosexuality

    05/05/2016 7:35:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 36 replies
    Patheos ^ | April 28, 2016 | Ben Witherington
    Adam Hamilton has once more entered into the fray of making pronouncements about what the Bible does and does not advocate when it comes to same sex sexual activity and same sex marriage, and you can read his post here, only the first of four such posts leading up to the General Conference in a couple of weeks. My concern is with the misinterpretation of the Bible in this post as well as the misrepresentation of Methodist cultural trends at various points and so once you’ve read what Adam says, then consider the following response. In the first place,...
  • John Kasich: People "probably" born gay

    05/01/2016 6:55:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    CBS News ^ | 04/30/2016 | Reena Flores
    Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Friday that gay people are "probably" born that way, conceding that view during a testy exchange with a gay voter at a California event. Asked by Kelly Bryan, a gay 62-year-old man, during an event at the Commonwealth Club of California whether people are "born gay," Kasich first attempted to avoid answering the question. "I'm not gonna get into all the analysis of this or that," Kasich said at the San Francisco town hall. "I'm not gonna do that." But the questioner pressed again: "It's not analysis. Are people born gay?"...
  • Pedophiles: The next protected minority group

    04/28/2016 7:40:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 77 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 28, 2016 | Erik Rush
    With regard to its designs for our nation, debasement has been the name of the game for the political left for a long time. While volumes could be written on the moral debasement alone catalyzed by the left, America’s standing in the world, our economy, our educational system, our worldview and collective self-image, among many other things, have been targets for incremental debasement by the left. When liberals began targeting the sexual attitudes of our population through mass media and junk science such as Alfred Kinsey’s perverted sex studies, suddenly the worst thing one could be was a prude, and...
  • Homosexual-Activist Pastor Fakes Cake with Anti-Gay Frosting; Whole Foods Counter-Sues ...

    04/20/2016 10:47:39 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 66 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 20, 2016 | Justin Wm. Moyer
    Did this gay pastor fake a cake with an anti-gay decoration? Whole Foods thinks so. Anyone who has paid a visit to the Whole Foods flagship store in Austin, knows the location is the gem in the pricey grocery chain’s organic crown. As one reviewer once put it: “The 80,000-square-foot market, bar, eatery, makeup counter and pick-up joint (we suspect) makes our local branches look like the neighborhood 7-11.” But one visitor to the Austin location says he was not so enthusiastic about a recent trip. An openly gay pastor in the city where Whole Foods was founded has...
  • Did Jesus Never Address Homosexuality?

    04/18/2016 8:54:18 AM PDT · by the_boy_who_got_lost · 68 replies
    The Masters Seminary ^ | april 18, 2016 | michael riccardi
    Today I want to address a popular argument made by those who try to reconcile homosexuality with Christianity. The argument is that Jesus Himself never said a word about homosexuality. Those who make this argument grant that Paul condemned it as sinful (Rom 1:26–27; 1 Cor 6:9–10; 1 Tim 1:9–10). But the sentiment behind this objection is that Paul had corrupted the way of life and the ideology that Jesus came to propagate, and that Jesus would have been “loving” and “accepting” of homosexuals, just as they are. But is it true that Jesus never said anything about homosexuality? Actually,...
  • United Methodist Church Among First to Join LGBT Reconciling Ministries Network Is Closing Its Doors

    04/15/2016 6:39:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/15/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    One of the first United Methodist Church congregations to join the LGBT lobbying group, Reconciling Ministries Network, will close next month. St. Paul United Methodist Church of Denver, Colorado, a theologically liberal congregation that became the third church to become a Reconciling congregation, will soon close its doors. The Rev. Jessica Rooks, head of St. Paul UMC, told The Christian Post the final worship service will be held on Sunday, May 22. "St. Paul has opened its doors and built relationships with the LGBTQ community, the homeless and hungry in Denver, those struggling with addition, and individuals who struggle to...
  • Half of British Muslims want gay sex banned, says poll

    04/11/2016 7:32:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 04/11/2016 | David Barrett
    Half of British Muslims want gay sex to be made illegal, according to a new poll. The survey for Channel 4 found there was a “chasm” between views among the British Muslim community and mainstream opinion in this country. It found 52 per cent of Muslims said homosexuality should not be legal in Britain. Of more than 1,000 British Muslims polled by ICM, 39 per cent agreed “wives should always obey their husbands”, and 31 per cent said it was acceptable for a man to have more than one wife. The survey also found 23 per cent said they supported...
  • Potty Talk: The Tyranny of the .03 Percent

    04/09/2016 8:24:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies ^ | April 9, 2016 | Joy Overbeck
    It was very late at night in a nearly-deserted airport and I was alone in the bathroom when a man walked in. Or maybe just a person who looked like a man, dressed like a man, walked like a man, and had a man’s haircut. As I washed my hands I looked up and casually observed, “Oh, I think you’re in the wrong bathroom.” He or she gave me a frozen glare and an angry, sarcastic retort: “No – YOU’RE in the wrong bathroom!” The gender-nonspecific person headed for the stalls and I headed out the door. He or she...
  • Pope to church: Be more accepting of divorced Catholics, gays and lesbians

    04/08/2016 4:31:38 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 8 April 2016 | Richard Allen Greene
    Pope Francis put his shoulder to the doors of the Catholic Church and shoved them open a little wider Friday, calling for the church to be more tolerant in practice while not changing any official doctrines. He urged priests around the world to be more accepting of gays and lesbians, divorced Catholics and other people living in what the church considers "irregular" situations. "A pastor cannot feel that it is enough simply to apply moral laws ... as if they were stones to throw at people's lives," Francis writes in a sweeping paper outlining his stance on family matters. He...
  • GOP governor holds door for men in women's bathrooms [Isaiah 3]

    04/08/2016 3:58:51 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 32 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/8/2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said a bill that's winding through the legislature to limit transgenders to public restrooms that correspond to their birth genders is not needed – that she hasn't fielded any complaints that would require such legislative steps. "I don't believe it's necessary," she said, during a press conference reported on by the State. "There's not one instance that I'm aware of." Haley went on, the State reported: "When we look at our situation, we're not hearing of anybody's religious liberties that are being violated, and we're again not hearing any citizens that are being violated in...
  • I See Your Moral Equivalency and Raise My Moral Outrage

    03/31/2016 7:30:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-31-2016 | MOTUS
    I see the Saudi government is planning to amp up the penalty for homosexual behavior after it observed an increase in “perverts” displaying “sins and obscenities” on social media in the otherwise Sunni Kingdom. In a land where “acting gay” is already illegal, the current punishments for first-time offenders - fines, prison terms and whippings - have proved to be inadequate deterrents.  From now on they will be executed. UK Express — Saudi law makers could impose the death penalty on gay people who show their sexuality in public and on social media, according to reports. And don’t even think...
  • Why Does the Walt Disney Co. Prefer Communists to Christians?

    03/25/2016 6:03:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/25/2016 | David French
    Let’s begin with two news items. First, in June the Walt Disney Co. will open a new, $5.5 billion theme park in Shanghai, China. China is a great place to make money, but it’s also the land of systematic human-rights abuses, forced abortions, state churches, labor camps, and brutal crackdowns. Disney — undeterred, and with its eyes firmly fixed on the financial prize — actually permits the Chinese government to co-own the park. Meanwhile, back in the United States — the land of political and religious freedom — Disney is threatening to scale back its operations in the state of...
  • Ignorance and Hypocrisy Abound over Georgia’s Religious Liberty Bill

    03/22/2016 6:03:16 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 4 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 3/22/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    I suppose none of us should be surprised that the apologists for homosexuality are also capable of rampant and unrepentant hypocrisy. Nevertheless, the duplicity recently on display in Georgia belongs in the hypocrisy hall of fame. After the U.S. Supreme Court’s infamous Obergefell decision, and after previous efforts at a religious liberty bill failed, and in order to protect its citizens from the militant homosexual agenda, legislators in Georgia felt renewed urgency to join over 30 other U.S. states which have similar religious liberty legislation or provisions.
  • NY Times Quotes Old Left-Wing Insults Days After Nancy Reagan Death: 'Adolf Reagan'

    03/12/2016 4:29:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | March 12, 2016 | Clay Waters
    Hillary Clinton broke a cardinal rule of the angry left –saying something nice about a Republican who recently passed away. After she was savaged for saying Nancy Reagan had been out front in confronting AIDS, an angry backlash ensued, and Clinton quickly fell into line. The controversy was worth seven paragraphs in the New York Times print edition, but reporter and chief Hillary-follower Amy Chozick really let the leftist insults fly in the longer online version (h/t veteran commenter Gary Hall), hitting both the Reagans and Hillary in a nasty tone, under the solemn circumstances: "The problem with Mrs. Clinton’s...
  • Israel Holds Its First Homosexual Beauty Contest

    03/07/2016 10:25:30 AM PST · by juliosevero · 11 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Israel Holds Its First Homosexual Beauty Contest By Julio Severo “Israel has emerged as one of the most progressive Middle Eastern countries concerning LGBT rights, letting openly gay people serve in the military and recognizing gay marriages from other countries,” said AOL News. First Miss Trans Israel beauty pageant in Tel Aviv, Israel, March 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit) Thirty contestants strutted down the catwalk in skinny jeans at a Tel Aviv club on Thursday, vying for a chance to enter the first “Miss Trans Israel” beauty pageant taking place in May. Tel Aviv is today one of the...
  • Manny Pacquiao Defiant After Nike Firing: 'I'm Happier That People Hear the Truth' About Gay People

    02/21/2016 5:51:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/20/2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Former boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has said that he has no issues with sportswear giant Nike terminating his contract after his controversial comments about gay people, and insisted that it is more important for people "to hear the truth." "Whatever decision Nike makes is its decision and I respect that," Pacquiao said, according to USA Today Sports. "Its sponsorship of me now only involves my clothes for my fight. Our contract had already ended aside from sponsoring the boxing." "I am not condemning the LGBT (community)," the Christian fighter and Filipino politician added. "What I am condemning is the act....
  • Sweden: (North African Migrant) Teen Locked Up for Gay Man 'Snake Murder'

    02/18/2016 5:49:07 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    The Local SE ^ | 17 Feb 2016 | The Local SE
    Teen locked up for gay man 'snake murder' A teenager who murdered a gay man and wrapped a snake around his neck has been sentenced. Gothenburg disctrict court on Wednesday sentenced the 16-year-old to four years in a detention centre for juvenile offenders and to pay damages to the relatives of the victim. After he has served his time the boy, who is understood to be of North African origin and had been sleeping rough in the streets of Sweden, will be deported from the Nordic country, said the court. The gruesome killing took place in June, with a trial...
  • Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Attack Gay Marriage in Joint Statement – VIDEO

    02/18/2016 12:32:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Towleroad ^ | 02/12/2016 | Sean Mandell
    Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church issued a joint statement on Friday denouncing same-sex marriage and expressing their “regret” that opposite-sex marriage is “being banished from the public conscience.”The two leaders issued the statement after a historic meeting in Cuba, marking the first time leaders from the Catholic and Orthodox churches have met in nearly 1,000 years.ABC Local 10 reports:After two years of secret planning, the clerics met in a wood-paneled room at the Jose Martin International Airport in Havana. They talked for about three hours, exchanged gifts and signed a joint declaration. Francis brought...