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  • Judge Stays Most of Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling

    04/16/2014 10:01:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04/16/2014 | AMANDA LEE MYERS
    Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to avoid "premature celebration and confusion" in case it's overturned on appeal. Judge Timothy Black stayed his ruling ordering Ohio to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in other states pending appeal in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. The appeals process likely will take months. Had Black not issued the stay, all married gay couples living in Ohio would have been able...
  • WTVJ, First Station to Sponsor and March in the Miami Beach Pride Parade

    04/16/2014 7:13:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    sfltv.com ^ | 4/15/14
    Over the weekend Miami Beach Pride 2014 took place and just one station (ahem) was there. WTVJ it turns out is the first local television station to sponsor and officially march in the parade. You’d be forgiven if you thought WSVN held that honor, I did as well, but as it turns out that is not case. Or maybe I’m thinking of Fort Lauderdale. Team 6 showed up in full force, decked out in purple and dressed up for the occasion with plenty of signage promoting the station NBC 6 anchors Jackie Nespral, Jawan Strader, Adam Kuperstein, and WTVJ assistant...
  • Multnomah to publish pro-homosexual book

    04/15/2014 4:22:46 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 6 replies
    barbwire.com ^ | April, 2014 | barbwire.com
    I can't cut and paste from my phone, but the story from barbwire.com says that Christian publisher Multnomah will soon publish a pro-homosexual book, "God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-sex Relationships," by Matthew Vines. This will be done under Multnomah's liberal subsidiary, Convergent. The report also says the publisher's employees have been told to keep quiet about it. Barbwire also carries the story that Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth, I believe, was recently arrested In Canada for speaking out on what the Bible says about homosexuality.
  • Conservatism: The Best Choice a Gay Person Can Make

    04/13/2014 11:51:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/12/2014 | Chad Felix Greene
    According to a an article by CNN Money on a 2012 survey conducted in consensus with studies by the Census Bureau and Experian (2012, 2013), gays make more money than their straight counterparts.  They also have less debt, higher education, and more equity in their homes.  Gays also have a slightly lower unemployment rate in comparison to the nation as a whole.  According to liberal standards, with an average of $61,500 for gays against the straight average income of $50,054, straight persons makes $0.81 per every dollar a gay person makes. Gallup, however, found that when interviewed, gays report having...
  • Finally. Bradley (AKA Chelsea) Manning to Grand Marshal gay pride parade

    04/12/2014 10:49:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/12/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    So there’s a name you haven’t heard in a while, eh? Bradley Manning is still cooling his heels at Fort Leavenworth, serving a 35 year sentence for violating his oath and releasing the nation’s classified documents. But his organization of supporters (now renamed The Chelsea Manning Support Network) remains busy on his behalf. In one of their latest, breaking news announcements, we find that the San Francisco gay pride parade organizers are going to correct a “mishandling” of administrative details from last year and provide a “proper honor” in 2014 by naming him an Honorary Grand Marshal. Today, the nation’s...
  • I Hate to Say I Told You So (But I predicted this gay revolution)

    04/11/2014 8:03:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/10/2014 | Michael Brown
    For years I’ve been sounding the alarm about an impending social, cultural, and spiritual crisis, and for years critics have compared me to Chicken Little, discounting my warnings as the ravings of a hysterical, religious fundamentalist. Well, it’s a little late for that now. Ten years ago, I charted this progression and made this prediction: · First, gay activists came out of the closet · Second, they demanded their “rights” · Third, they demanded that everyone recognize those “rights” · Fourth, they want to strip away the rights of those who oppose them · Fifth, they want to put those...
  • Pro-Choice: Defending the Right NOT to be Gay

    04/10/2014 8:02:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/10/2014 | Chad Felix Greene
    In an article I wrote recently, Gay Rights: An Unnecessary Battle, I argued that there are no specifically anti-gay laws, only laws distinguishing between single individuals and married couples. There is one law that I missed.  California law SB-1172 Sexual orientation change efforts actually does intentionally and specifically discriminate against people based solely on their sexual orientation.  The law states: “This bill would prohibit a mental health provider, as defined, from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts, as defined, with a patient under 18 years of age.  The bill would provide that any sexual orientation change efforts attempted on a...
  • Group Starts #OpenZilla Campaign to Ensure 'Tolerance' Extends to Christian Employees at Mozilla

    04/09/2014 11:53:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/09/2014 | Katherine Webber
    Faith Driven Consumer launched an #OpenZilla campaign in response to the recent resignation of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich whose support for California's Proposition 8 in 2008 caused uproar. The #OpenZilla campaign seeks to ensure the software company expresses inclusiveness and respect toward its religious employees who may oppose same-sex marriage. Faith Driven Consumer, a group that seeks to connect Christian consumers with faith-compatible companies, has requested the Silicon Valley-based software company provide clarification on its diversity policy to ensure employees will not be discriminated against for their religious beliefs. Recently, Eich resigned from his newly-appointed post as CEO of Mozilla,...
  • Twisting the Scripture: Casting Stones

    04/08/2014 9:59:32 AM PDT · by Clintons-B-Gone · 79 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | April 7, 2014 | R.G. Yoho
    In today’s society, whenever someone dares to criticize ANY type of action or behavior, it isn’t uncommon for a person to say that “you shouldn’t cast stones.” It has long been my experience that people generally don’t like being told that something they are doing is wrong. It starts as children. But many of them eventually grow out of it and start to behave like moral and responsible adults.
  • OKCupid CEO donated to anti-gay marriage candidate (Why not fire him too?)

    04/08/2014 7:07:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/08/2014 | Rick Moran
    Mozilla's Brendan Eich was forced to resign for his support of Prop 8 in California in 2008.The online dating site OKCupid was a catalyst for getting him fired, urging its members and customers not to use Firefox because of Eich's position on gay marraige. But it turns out that OKCupid's CEO, Sam Yagan, donated to Utah Rep. Chris Cannon's campaign. Cannon cast several votes in Congress against gay marriage and gay rights. What should OKCupid's "community" do with this hater? Mother Jones: OkCupid's co-founder and CEO Sam Yagan once donated to an anti-gay candidate. (Yagan is also CEO of Match.com.) Specifically,...
  • Gay Rights: An Unnecessary Battle

    04/08/2014 7:04:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/08/2014 | Chad Felix Greene
    As a gay American I am repeatedly warned throughout the media that my status as a citizen and my constitutionally held rights are at the very mercy of an angry, bigoted and unreasonable mob of Christian authoritarians controlling the country. This is evidenced by the opposition to same-sex marriage and states like Arizona and Mississippi (among others) passing “anti-gay” segregation laws. Liberal articles declare that even my ability to receive HIV treatment is at risk, as did the Huffington Post in an article stating: "...restaurants could turn away same-sex couples celebrating an anniversary, and pharmacists could refuse HIV... drugs.” Allow...
  • The Sin of Sodom and Gomorrah is not about “Hospitality”

    04/08/2014 6:44:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Blog: Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04/08/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Late last week on the blog the I made mention of the sins that “cry to heaven for vengeance.” The traditional list, is summarized in the Catechism which states The catechetical tradition also recalls that there are “sins that cry to heaven”: the blood of Abel, the sin of the Sodomites, the cry of the people oppressed in Egypt, the cry of the foreigner, the widow, and the orphan, injustice to the wage earner (# 1867). It probably does not surprise you that I got push-back from certain homosexuals who wrote in to “remind” me that the sin of Sodom...
  • After uproar on talk on human sexuality, Dominican sister to take sabbatical

    04/07/2014 9:05:39 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 41 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | Catholic News Service
    Reaction to a Dominican sister’s presentation on human sexuality at a North Carolina school has prompted “speculation from many sides,” but few among those commenting about it “were actually present to hear the talk,” said an April 4 statement from Aquinas College in Nashville, where she is an associate professor. The college was referring to a March 21 presentation by Dominican Sister Jane Dominic Laurel at a Charlotte Catholic High School student assembly. Titled “Masculinity and Femininity: Difference and Gift,” it drew the ire of many students and parents and sparked an online petition with more than 3,000 names. About...
  • Brendan Eich and the New American Totalitarian State: Gay Marriage Activists force Mozilla CEO out

    04/04/2014 8:15:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/04/2014 | Sally Zelikovsky
    Imagine going to work one day only to be, in effect, fired -- not because of anything you did or didn’t do at your job, but because of something you did in your personal life. Something religious. Or maybe, something political. Imagine if you were denied a promotion at work because a co-worker found out you had made a personal donation to a conservative candidate. Imagine if your environmentally-correct boss discovered that, in your free time at home, you supported an organization that exposed the fallacies of man-made global warming and asked you for your resignation. Imagine if you were...
  • Dissent on a One-Way Street

    04/04/2014 4:19:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Six years ago, Brendan Eich contributed $1000.00 to the Proposition 8 campaign in California that sought to preserve marriage between one man and one woman. Eich recently became chief executive officer of the Mozilla Corporation. Mozilla, part of the Mozilla Foundation, oversees pieces of the Mozilla web browser Firefox -- an open source rival to Internet Explorer, Safari, and others. Half the board resigned when Mozilla named Eich the CEO. The online dating service OKCupid called for a boycott of Mozilla. Contributing to an unpopular cause six years ago -- during a time the left claimed "dissent is patriotic" --...
  • Mozilla CEO resigns after furor over gay rights

    04/03/2014 2:46:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2014 5:38 PM EDT | Sarah Skidmore Sell
    Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as CEO following protests over his support of a gay marriage ban in California. The Mountain View, Calif.-based organization that makes the Firefox browser infuriated many employees and users last week by promoting Eich. …
  • TruthRevolt Blocks Mozilla Firefox to Protest Anti-Conservative Discrimination

    04/03/2014 8:14:50 PM PDT · by This Just In · 132 replies
    BreitbartNews ^ | April 3, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    On Thursday, Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigned thanks to pressure by both the company infrastructure and the left over a $1,000 donation he made to Proposition 8, a 2008 ballot initiative that would have enshrined traditional marriage as the standard for state marriage in California.
  • How did people find out that Mozilla’s CEO donated to support Prop 8? (Forcing him to resign)

    04/03/2014 6:31:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/03/2014 | AllahPundit
    Rumors are floating around Twitter that proof of Brendan Eich’s donation was illegally leaked by people in government sympathetic to the cause of gay marriage. Not so. I’d forgotten about it, but friends reminded me that the LA Times obtained a list of people who gave, for and against, to the fight over the Prop 8 referendum in 2008. They put the whole database online and made it searchable. Search it today and, sure enough, there’s Eich with a $1,000 donation in favor. Under California law, that disclosure is perfectly legal: The state is authorized to provide certain personal information...
  • Mississippi Lawmakers Approve Religious Freedom Bill SB 2681, Gov. Phil Bryant Will Sign

    04/03/2014 1:45:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/03/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Mississippi lawmakers in both chambers of the legislature passed the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SB 2681) Tuesday. Gov. Phil Bryant (R) has said he will sign the bill. When it becomes law it will prohibit the state from taking action that "burden" a citizen's right to religious exercise. LGBT activists have attacked the bill as discriminatory. The legislation was approved in the Mississippi House with a 78-43 vote and was approved in the Senate with a wide majority, according to BuzzFeed. A copy of the bill defines "burden" as "any action that directly or indirectly constrains, inhibits, curtails or...
  • Mozilla's Anti-Gay-Marriage CEO Is Out

    04/03/2014 1:32:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/03/2014 | Jay Yarow
    Mozilla's CEO Brendan Eich is out. Eich is resigning as CEO and leaving the board of Mozilla, the open-source computing company that makes the Firefox browser. He had been under fire for supporting anti-gay marriage legislation in California in 2008. Some Mozilla employees had been calling for his resignation on Twitter for the past week. Dating site OkCupid changed its home page so that if someone using Firefox came to it, it would tell them about Eich and suggest they switch browsers.
  • Mozilla CEO on Gay Marriage Row: I Keep My Personal Beliefs Out of the Office

    04/02/2014 4:41:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/02/2014 | Katherine Weber
    Brendan Eich, the new CEO of Mozilla, which is behind the Firefox web browser, is speaking out amid criticism that he made a donation in 2008 to California's amendment defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. Eich said he keeps his personal beliefs and work separate. Saying he has kept his beliefs out of Mozilla "all these 15 years we've been going," Eich told the Guardian on Tuesday that the principle that he has operated by and that is also formalized in the company's code of conduct "is it's really about keeping anything that's not central to...
  • Gay by Genes or by Choice? Even asking the question in public stirs up a hornets’ nest.

    03/31/2014 9:15:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    National Review ^ | 03/31/2014 | Deroy Murdock
    Microsoft had become an oft-ignored, behemoth to the North, despite $77 billion in revenue, $57 billion in gross profits and $21 billion in net income. It seemed that the mobile revolution had passed it by. Although Steve Ballmer was already making many of the right moves, it took new CEO Satya Nadella to fully accept that Microsoft had to move beyond Windows into a new future of apps and cloud services.The future of Microsoft is in selling its software, such as Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and ERP, and Microsoft servers in the Azure cloud to business customers on...
  • Street preacher after he told two gay men homosexuality is a sin paid compensation

    03/31/2014 8:52:28 AM PDT · by DaveMSmith · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09:43 EST, 31 March 2014 | MARTIN ROBINSON
    A Christian preacher arrested and imprisoned without food and water after he told two gay teenagers the Bible says homosexuality is a sin, has won Ł13,000 in compensation for poor treatment by police. John Craven, 57, says he was held by Greater Manchester Police after he told the couple 'God hates sin, but he loves the sinner'. The young men then kissed in front of him and approached a police officer and claimed Mr Craven's comments were 'insulting' and had caused them 'harassment and distress.' Mr Craven said he was 'grabbed roughly by the arm' on suspicion of public order...
  • Jessica Dutro murder trial: Motive for Tigard killing was 4-year-old's perceived homosexuality

    03/30/2014 3:55:26 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 19 replies
    Qregon live ^ | 3/27/2014 | Qregon live
    Jessica Dutro believed her 4-year-old son, Zachary Dutro-Boggess was gay, prosecutors told the court Wednesday, and that was her motive for subjecting him to deadly beatings. Dutro, charged with murder, murder by abuse and second-degree assault, is on trial in Washington County Circuit Court. Emergency crews brought Zachary to a Portland hospital Aug. 14, 2012, where doctors determined he was dying from trauma to his abdomen that caused tears in his bowel. He was taken off life support two days later. After jurors were released for the day Wednesday, Judge Don Letourneau ruled that a Facebook message from Dutro to...
  • Matt Drudge is lovin' "Noah"

    03/28/2014 7:41:52 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 27 replies
    Twitter | 3/28/14 | me
    Matt Drudge loves him some "Noah". I can't link his twitter acct. with this tablet, but you can check it out if you have Twitter. "May 'the Creator bless @DarrenAronofsky for bringing movies back to showbusiness! Epic Noah!!"
  • Charlotte [NC] Catholic High calls meeting for parents after uproar over [sister's] speech

    03/28/2014 3:40:07 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 34 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 03/27/2014 | Tim Funk
    Charlotte Catholic High School has invited parents to a meeting Wednesday night to air concerns many of them – and their kids – had about a recent speaker's comments about homosexuality, divorce and single parents. Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, a Dominican nun based in Nashville, Tenn., addressed a student assembly on March 21. Days later, some students launched an online petition that called her comments "offensive and unnecessarily derogatory." A record of the comments was not available. But students attending told their parents she criticized gays and lesbians and made inflammatory remarks about single and divorced parents.... Some students told...
  • US Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Couple Marriages

    03/28/2014 9:17:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/28/2014 | ROGER SCHNEIDER and COREY WILLIAMS
    Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday extended federal recognition to the marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place in Michigan before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold. Holder's action will enable the government to extend eligibility for federal benefits to the Michigan couples who married Saturday, which means they can file federal taxes jointly, get Social Security benefits for spouses and request legal immigration status for partners, among other benefits. The attorney general said the families should not be asked to endure uncertainty regarding their benefits while courts decide the issue of same-sex marriage in...
  • Martyrdom Today [Christians Murdered Around the World, ABC focuses on Moscow Gay bar closing]

    03/27/2014 4:01:12 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | George Robinson
    ... an estimated two hundred million Christians worldwide face harsh persecution each year in dozens of countries on nearly every continent. Bill Bright once said that more Christians have suffered persecution and martyrdom since the beginning of the twentieth century than in all of the rest of church history to that point. What should our response be? Always, our response should be informed prayer; and whenever possible, we should promote and participate in gospel-centered action. It is impossible to pray for situations about which we are unaware. The gospel is offensive to those who are perishing (1 Cor. 1:18); therefore,...
  • Franklin Graham Defends Comments on Gay Activists and Islam, Compares Himself to Father Speaking Out

    03/27/2014 11:39:15 AM PDT · by xzins · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | March 27, 2014 | Morgan Lee
    Franklin Graham defended his controversial remarks about homosexuality, Russian president Vladimir Putin and Islam, saying that he is only following in his father's own activist footsteps. "You talk about controversy – my father (Billy Graham) stood with Martin Luther King in the early 1960s," Graham told The Charlotte Observer. "My father never worried about polls. I don't care about them, either. And with the issues we are facing today – if my father were a younger man, he would be addressing and speaking out in the exact same way I'm speaking out on them." Late last month, Graham suggested that...
  • How World Vision Can Regain Trust (After it Reverses Its Decision to Support Gay Marriage)

    03/27/2014 7:51:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/27/2014 | Michael Brown
    In the spirit of forgiveness that God Himself extended to us through Jesus, I believe we should accept World Vision’s statement of repentance with graciousness and offer their leadership the forgiveness they requested, commending them for their contrition. This could not have been an easy thing to do, as they will now have to deal with accusations of being double-minded, not to mention the pro-gay activist backlash they will surely face along with accusations that they were not sincere in their repentance but rather acted out of mercenary concerns, and so we need to be just as vocal in affirming...
  • Guilty verdict withheld in Miami Heat dancer death trial [Because the killer is homosexual]

    03/27/2014 4:28:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 3/26/14 | Peter Burke
    A man accused of causing a crash that killed a 22-year-old Miami Heat dancer in 2010 has been found guilty, but the verdict is being withheld while the court investigates allegations of juror misconduct.... At issue is whether the jury of six men made remarks about Careaga's gay lifestyle that could have influenced their decision...
  • Homosexuality promoted through Catholic Charities [vanity]

    03/25/2014 7:32:08 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 207 replies
    Something I was reminded of when I heard about World Vision deciding to hire those in "gay marriages" is how Catholic Charities has long promoted homosexuality. I know this because when I was living as a lesbian 15 to 20 years ago, I went to Catholic Charities several times for counsleing, and I found that the counseling was purely secular. When I went with a "partner," our lifestyle was embraced by the counselor. When I went to a couple other counselors myself later on, I was beginning to have doubts about this life, but one counselor even tried to encourage...
  • The Decline and Fall of the ‘H’ Word (Homosexual)

    03/23/2014 7:31:00 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 100 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 21, 2014 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    To most ears, it probably sounds inoffensive. A little outdated and clinical, perhaps, but innocuous enough: homosexual. But that five-syllable word has never been more loaded, more deliberately used and, to the ears of many gays and lesbians, more pejorative. “ ‘Homosexual’ has the ring of ‘colored’ now, in the way your grandmother might have used that term, except that it hasn’t been recuperated in the same way,” said George Chauncey, a Yale professor of history and an author who studies gay and lesbian culture. Consider the following phrases: homosexual community, homosexual activist, homosexual marriage. Substitute the word “gay” in...
  • Hundreds attend Michael Sam's first public autograph signing [NFL All In On Sodomy]

    03/24/2014 2:59:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    nfl.com ^ | 3/23/14 | Dan Paar
    After drawing mostly positive reviews for his pro-day performance, Michael Sam capped off the week with his first public autograph signing, which apparently was another success for the former Missouri defensive end. More than 300 people showed up Saturday, according to ESPN.com, for an autograph from Sam, the first openly gay NFL draft prospect. Sam more than doubled the business his draft-eligible former teammates did at the same location -- a mall about 100 miles east of Missouri's campus -- earlier this month, Ryan Houston, president of the St. Louis Card Company shop that hosted the mall signing, told ESPN....
  • Homosexuality and the Heterosexual Dilemma

    03/22/2014 5:53:24 PM PDT · by jxb7076 · 43 replies
    Author: jxb7076 ^ | 3/22/14 | jxb7076
    From a socio-moral-biblical perspective Homosexuality is much more complex than it appears on the surface and can be argued from various viewpoints ranging from Scientific, Biblical, and Secular – to name a few. Read more at: http://jxb7076.hubpages.com/hub/Homosexuality-and-the-Heterosexual-Dilemma
  • Sex Abuse Survivor On A 4-Day Mission For Change [Molested by lesbian caregiver]

    03/22/2014 5:52:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 3/21/14
    A sex abuse survivor is on a mission that she’s under taking one step at a time. On Wednesday, Lauren Book started her four-day walk through Miami. The walk is part of her annual 15-hundred “Walk in My Shoes” journey.... Book was just ten years old when someone she loved and trusted, her nanny Waldeana Florez, began sexually and physically abusing her. She endured the abuse for six years before she was finally able to break away.
  • Catholic League's Bill Donohue Files Application to March in Gay Pride Parade

    03/21/2014 9:05:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 03/21/2014 | Bill Hoffmann
    Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, says he has filed an application to march in the New York City Gay Pride Parade this year. Donohue — who is boycotting the makers of Guinness Stout, Sam Adams, and Heineken beers after they bowed to gay-rights groups and dropped their support for New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade — says he wants to prove a point. "I went to the managing director of the Heritage of Pride Parade and ... said, listen, I want to march under my own banner, 'Straight Is Great,' in the 2014...
  • Catholic Diocese Under Fire for Refusing to Sell Property to Gay Couple (Here we go again)

    03/20/2014 7:35:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/20/2013 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    A Roman Catholic diocese in Massachusetts that refused to sell a historic mansion to a gay couple is facing mounting legal pressure. Massachusetts' Attorney General Martha Coakley recently filed a brief in support of the gay couple who are suing the Diocese of Worcester alleging discrimination. Filed before superior court earlier this month on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Coakley argued that the diocese's actions constituted "sexual orientation discrimination." "The commonwealth's compelling interest in protecting gays and lesbians from discrimination derives from their status as a politically vulnerable minority that has suffered a history of discrimination, which continues to...
  • For ‘American Idol’ contestant, S.F. Jewish community is home [Lesbian]

    03/20/2014 5:59:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    jweekly ^ | 3/14/14 | Sue Barnett
    ...viewers know MK Nobilette as the 20-year-old singer from San Francisco who has made history as “American Idol’s” first openly gay contestant, the young woman with a soulful voice and supercool style, and one of just 11 competitors still in the running as of earlier this week. But at Or Shalom Jewish Community in San Francisco, she is better known as Michaela Spatt Nobilette, who made her public singing debut at her 2007 bat mitzvah.
  • Man's law vs God's Law

    03/19/2014 9:24:38 AM PDT · by chuckles · 16 replies
    vanity | 03/18/2014 | Chuckles
    A few weeks back, I was able to give a message at my church on Wed. night. The Spirit had been working on me for weeks and I couldn't even sleep thinking God had given me a warning about our country. The image was so vivid, It actually frightened me about a man walking a tightrope, shaking his fist at God. I decided to write this down from recollection of my notes. I was sick of being told I couldn't judge or I would be judged, and politics have no place in church. I think many preachers keep quiet to...
  • Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps: The Unsung Hero of the Gay Rights Movement

    03/19/2014 8:49:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/19/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    If there is one man who can be credited for the success of the gay rights movement, it’s Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps.Phelps did more than anyone to make opposition to homosexuality seem as toxic as possible by picketing the funerals of soldiers with anti-gay slogans. There probably wasn’t a more inspired way to make anti-gay sentiments seem as unacceptable as possible.If the Phelps clan had deliberately set out to implement gay marriage in America, they could not have chosen a better method and who is to say that they didn’t.The Phelps, with their background in civil rights...
  • Secretary Kerry: U.S. To Send Scientists To Discuss Homosexuality With Ugandan President

    03/18/2014 1:45:46 PM PDT · by lbryce · 89 replies
    BuzzFeeda ^ | March 18, 2014 | J Lester Feder
    “Maybe we can reach a point of reconsideration” on Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Kerry said during a forum at the State Department. The Ugandan president committed to meeting with American “experts” on homosexuality to try to change his mind about the Anti-Homosexuality Act signed into law last month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday during a forum at the State Department moderated by BuzzFeed. Museveni claimed to have signed the law, which imposes up to a lifetime prison sentence for homosexuality, after being convinced no one is “born gay.” “I talked personally to President Museveni just a few...
  • Gay Bishop Gene Robinson Asks Pope Francis to Change Doctrine Branding Homosexuality a Disorder

    03/18/2014 1:50:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 175 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/18/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Gene Robinson, recognized as the first openly gay bishop in a major Protestant denomination, has called on Pope Francis to change the Roman Catholic Church's official doctrine that defines homosexuality as a disorder, arguing that such a teaching is "the basis for discrimination, rejection and violence the world over." The Vatican has repeatedly said that Pope Francis is not seeking to make doctrine changes, however. "If Pope Francis is to be believed in all the kindly pronouncements of his first year (and I do), his good tone should be followed by the tough work of changing the systems of belief,...
  • Fred Phelps legacy: Should Westboro Baptist founder be picketed when he dies?

    03/18/2014 12:46:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 03/18/2014 | By Patrik Jonsson
    With reports that Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps is near death, some gay-rights advocates are conflicted. In the end, they say, his actions actually helped their cause. For most of the past 20 years, gay Americans dreaded Fred Phelps Sr. and the “God hates fags” pickets by members of his Westboro Baptist Church, a congregation that believes that disciples who do not attack those they see as sinful will themselves be punished by God. But amid reports that Mr. Phelps is now seriously ill at a Topeka, Kan., hospice facility, some religion experts and gay activists are suggesting that...
  • Jackboot politics

    03/18/2014 8:27:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 3/7/14 | Mindy Belz
    The fevered cry over Arizona’s proposed religious freedom bill is the noise of coming coercion And to think it all started with peyote. When members of the Native American Church got fired from their jobs for smoking the cactus, they sued. The Supreme Court sided with the employer. Congress stepped in, passing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in 1993. In essence it provides a way to test government violations of the First Amendment’s free exercise of religion clause, and limits government coercion. Simply put, the government shouldn’t punish people for practicing their religion unless it has a good reason....
  • Plantation woman accused of fatally shooting domestic partner

    03/17/2014 4:23:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 17, 2014 | Rebeca Piccardo
    A Plantation woman is charged with killing her domestic partner during a dispute that stemmed from an argument over relationships, police said on Monday. Michele McCann, 57, was taken into custody about 11 p.m. Saturday at 1085 W. Country Club Circle after police were called about a possible shooting, police said. According to police, Jeanine Luciano, 59, was shot and killed during a dispute, police said. At a first-appearance court hearing on Monday, Broward Judge John "Jay" Hurley read from an arrest report and said police found McCann outside the home with blood all over her clothing.
  • Raining on their parade: Fight over rights of gays to march openly on St. Patrick's Day dampens mood

    03/17/2014 1:36:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 03/17/2014 | By Caitlin Nolan AND Ginger Adams Otis / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Protestors chanting pro-gay slogans and advocating for equal rights could be heard along Fifth Ave. as the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade proceeded through Manhattan. Mayor Bill de Blasio and other politicians skipped attending the festivity after organizers said gay groups were not allowed to carry gay-friendly signs or openly identify as LGBT. That caused beer brands Guinness and Heineken to drop their sponsorship of the event. Not all Irish eyes were smiling Monday as the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicked off in midtown Manhattan amid a protest over participants carrying pro-gay signs. Half a city block was...
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio attends gay-friendly St. Patrick's Day parade in Queens

    03/17/2014 6:38:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Newsday ^ | Emily Ngo
    Mayor Bill de Blasio marched Sunday near the head of the gay-friendly St. Pat's for All parade in Queens, leading a contingent of elected officials who will also join him in boycotting the St. Patrick's Day parade in Manhattan later this month because it excludes LGBT community members. "We are here to honor the extraordinary Irish heritage of this city . . . and we want to do it in a way that respects all people and all communities," de Blasio said.
  • Supposed ‘Christian’ Dad Claims Gay Son is No Sinner

    03/16/2014 3:03:11 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 45 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | March 16, 2013 | JP
    Chris has a gay son. He neglected to mention that when I met him at a business event the week before last, when we talked a little politics, when he invited me to join him and his buds for their weekly golf game. All was amicable on the golf course. As it turned out, two of the guys were fellow conservatives. And two others happened to be members of my church. But things got twisted when our two foursomes sat down for post-round libations and conversation. That’s because Chris, a social liberal, an Obama-loving Democrat, insisted on talking politics. And...
  • Another Day, Another Fake Anti-Gay Hate Crime

    03/14/2014 6:07:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/13/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Between the homophobic birthday invitation (fake), the lesbian waitress receipt (fake) and Matthew Shepard (fake)… there seem to be more fake gay hate crimes than real ones. A UNC-Chapel Hill freshman who told police he was attacked by a man who burned his hand and called him an anti-gay slur made a false report,A lesbian couple spray painted the phrase “kill the gay” on their own garageFloyd Elliott, of Independence, told police that two attackers cut him in the stomach, branded him with a hot knife, and attempted to carve the word “Fag” on his forehead. Later, Elliott admitted to...