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  • HPD SGT KILLED AFTER HARRIS COUNTY DA ORDERS SHOOTERS RELEASE TWO-DAYS AGO AND HIS BULLETS RETURNED TO HIM

    10/20/2020 8:22:31 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 67 replies
    Montgomery County Police Reporter ^ | October 20 2020 | Scott Engle
    HPD Sergeant Harold Preston was killed in the line of duty today. Sgt. Preston has been with the Houston Police Department for 41-years and was due to retire at year-end. As tragic as that is, his death was 100% preventable. His partner also was shot and will survive his injuries. In addition, the shooters own 14-year-old son was shot. The suspect, Elmer Manzano, a convicted felon with multiple prior assaults on his record was in custody, detailed just a day before this tragedy occurred. On October 18, HPD Officers responded to a call from Mrs. Santos, stated that her ex-husband,...
  • Queering Calvin University

    10/19/2020 11:12:39 AM PDT · by NRx · 26 replies
    TAC ^ | 10-18-2020 | Rod Dreher
    A sign of changing times from Claire Murashima, writing in the student newspaper of Calvin University (formerly Calvin College) in Grand Rapids, Michigan: "In the 102 years that Student Senate has existed, we’ve never had an openly gay student body president. It’s beyond time that the LGBTQ community is represented in the highest student leadership position at Calvin. I’m proud to be the first. A few years ago, I never thought that I would be coming out to the world through my school newspaper at my Christian university. I wanted to be known as the girl who started Dance Marathon...
  • So-called 'Virginia Values Act' undermines religious freedom; Requires Christian ministries to hire employees who do not share their stated beliefs on marriage, sexuality, and gender identity.

    10/17/2020 8:47:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/17/2020 | John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera
    On July 1, the state of Virginia enacted the “Virginia Values Act,” which bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. A companion law requires employers to include coverage for sex reassignment and “gender affirming” surgeries in their health plans. According to the Alliance Defending Freedom, who has filed a pre-enforcement challenge, the Virginia Values Act requires “churches, religious schools, and Christian ministries to hire employees who do not share their stated beliefs on marriage, sexuality, and gender identity.”Though the Act provides an exemption for religious schools “owned, supported, controlled, or managed” by denominations or churches, that...
  • Barrett apologizes for calling sexual orientation a 'preference'

    10/13/2020 6:47:37 PM PDT · by utford · 80 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/13/2020 | Matthew Choi
    Amy Coney Barrett apologized Tuesday for referring to sexual orientation as a "preference" during the second day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearing. "I certainly didn't mean and would never mean to use a term that would cause any offense to the LGBTQ community," Barrett said, after questioning by Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii). "So, if I did, I greatly apologize for that. I simply meant to be referring to Obergefell's ruling with respect to same-sex marriage."
  • 574 LGBTQ Candidates on General Election Ballots This Year, Up 33 Percent: Victory Fund Report

    10/12/2020 6:11:49 AM PDT · by Salman · 17 replies
    Towlerroad ^ | OCTOBER 9, 2020 | ANDY TOWLE
    The LGBTQ Victory Fund has put out its inaugural Out on the Trail report which offers an analysis of the diversity of the openly LGBTQ candidates who ran for office in 2020. Among the report’s findings: “At least 1,006 openly LGBTQ people ran or are running for office in 2020 – the most in history – and a 41 percent jump since the last midterm election in 2018, when 716 openly LGBTQ candidates ran. At least 574 LGBTQ candidates will appear on the general election ballot in November, up from 432 in 2018, a 33 percent increase.” ...
  • NFL to Air ‘National Coming Out Day’ PSA During Sunday Night Football

    10/11/2020 11:04:20 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 145 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 11 2020 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    The NFL is set to celebrate the LGBTQ community’s “National Coming Out Day” during its Sunday Night Football broadcast this weekend. The campaign, labeled “It Takes All Of Us,” will feature a 30-second video starring openly gay or bisexual NFL players including Ryan O’Callaghan, Jeff Rohrer, R.K. Russell, and Wade Davis. The ad encourages gays to come out and be proud of their sexual proclivities, according to CNN. The video starts with the aforementioned players saying, “To all current players who are thinking of coming out, when you are ready, so are we.” The ad then segues to other players...
  • Pastor threatens school with lawsuit after daughter sent home for homophobic t-shirt

    10/02/2020 7:10:07 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 62 replies
    Metro Weekly ^ | 9/14/2020 | Rhuaridh Marr
    A homophobic pastor is threatening to sue a public high school in Tennessee after his daughter was sent home for wearing an anti-gay t-shirt. Rich Penkoski, leader of extremist anti-LGBTQ hate group “Warriors for Christ,” told the Christian Post that his daughter’s First Amendment rights were violated after she was told to leave Livingston Academy in Livingston, Tenn. His daughter Brielle, who is 15, wore a t-shirt with “homosexuality is a sin” written on the front, as well as “1 Corinthians 6:9-10,” (snip) “My 15 year old was thrown out of school for the day for wearing this shirt,”...
  • Allison Mack’s wife, Nicki Clyne, defends Nxivm ‘sex cult’

    09/29/2020 2:57:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | Gabrielle Fonrouge VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE GET AUTHOR RSS FEED September 29, 2020 | Gabrielle Fonrouge VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE GET AUTHOR RSS FEED September 29, 2020
    “Battlestar Galactica” actress and Nxivm devotee Nicki Clyne — the wife of former “Smallville” star Allison Mack — defended the upstate cult Tuesday, saying she wouldn’t trade her experiences in it “for anything.” “It’s very unfortunate the way that the word ‘Nxivm’ has been applied and is now synonymous with the term ‘sexual cult,’ which I don’t even know how to define what that is,” Clyne told CBS’ “This Morning” alongside four other Nxivm members. SNIP Federal prosecutors claimed in 2018 that Mack and Clyne were wed “at the behest of … Keith Raniere” but the two haven’t spoken for...
  • Navy SEALs change official ethos to be gender neutral, remove ‘brotherhood’ and more

    09/29/2020 11:41:04 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 68 replies
    American Military News ^ | 29 September 2020 | RYAN MORGAN
    The U.S. Navy SEALs and the Navy Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC) recently changed their ethos and creed statements to reflect a gender-neutral presentation of the elite Navy outfits, doing away with gendered terms like “brotherhood.” One change to the SEAL ethos was to alter a sentence in the first paragraph of the ethos to say, “Common citizens with uncommon desire to succeed” instead of the original, “A common man with uncommon desire to succeed.” Naval Special Warfare spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Stroup confirmed the changes to the ethos and creed statements in an emailed statement to American Military News....
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano ‘forced’ man into ‘BDSM games,’ lawsuit alleges

    09/28/2020 11:04:51 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 28, 2020 | 1:03pm | Ben Feuerherd
    A second man has accused Fox News personality and former Judge Andrew Napolitano of sexual abuse, claiming the judge forced him to engage in strange BDSM sex games over the course of a number of years. Napolitano, who faces another sexual abuse lawsuit filed earlier this month, categorically denied the new allegations, calling it a smear campaign. The alleged victim, James Kruzelnick, claims in the suit filed in New Jersey state court that he met Napolitano while working as a waiter at the Mohawk House restaurant in Sparta, NJ, in 2014. During one of his visits, Napolitano allegedly followed Kruzelnick...
  • How the EU can stop Poland’s ‘LGBT-free zones’ [barf alert]

    09/26/2020 11:03:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.25.2020 | Elliot Douglas
    Anyone walking past the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels earlier this week would have seen a dazzling light display above their heads, in all colors of the rainbow. “More than 330,000 people say: EU — Turn your words into action. Stop ‘LGBT-free zones’ in Poland now” the projected message proclaimed, in letters several meters high. The display was organized by LGBT+ rights advocacy group AllOut in collaboration with the Polish Campaign Against Homophobia. The group handed over a petition with over 330,000 signatures to the European Union demanding the bloc take urgent action over homophobic and transphobic policies...
  • Trump’s record on LGBTQ rights has been vile from the moment he took office. We kept a list.

    09/11/2020 3:40:20 PM PDT · by Salman · 66 replies
    LGBTQ Nation ^ | September 9, 2020 | Juwan J. Holmes
    From the moment he stepped into the White House, President Donald Trump’s record on LGBTQ rights has continued to get worse and worse. It has now been over 3 years, and despite administration officials’ claims that he is a “pro-LGBTQ” president, the attacks from the White House are still coming. From erasing any mentions of LGBTQ rights from federal websites minutes after his inauguration to supporting a school’s right to fire a gay teacher, Trump’s LGBTQ rights record couldn’t be more heinous. ...
  • Mozilla Shrinks to Survive Amid Declining Firefox Usage

    08/19/2020 4:20:43 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 114 replies
    ITProToday ^ | 18 August 2020 | Christine Hall
    Mozilla has been watching the user share of its flagship Firefox web browser shrink for a while, so it was hardly a surprise last week when the company announced it was doing some belt tightening that would result in another round of layoffs. What was a surprise were the numbers involved: The company is laying off about 250 employees, for a staff reduction of 25%, and is completely closing its operations in Taipei, Taiwan. In addition, 60 employees will be shifted to new jobs, and the company will reduce spending on such things as developer tools, internal tooling and platform...
  • Will California go pedo?

    08/15/2020 9:27:08 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 15, 2020 | Sally Zelikovsky
    California state senator and radical gay activist from San Francisco Scott Wiener introduced a bill (SB 145) that would decriminalize men having sex with young boys and no one blinked. If this passes, California parents will have no legal recourse against men who rape, grope, molest, seduce, sexually assault, or proposition their sons. No one is suggestion all gay men are predators as Wiener would have you believe, but the fact is, any man of any sexual proclivity who touches a young boy is a predator whose only place of residence should be a penitentiary where he can never touch...
  • Are evangelicals changing their minds about same-sex relationships?

    08/15/2020 9:57:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/15/2020 | Jim Denison
    Two reports caught my eye this week.One: In 2007, 90 percent of evangelicals said their church forbid (63 percent) or strongly discouraged (27 percent) “homosexual behaviors.” In 2020, that figure has dropped to 65 percent (33.7 percent forbid, while 31.4 percent strongly discourage). Two: In 2008, 34.4 percent of evangelicals between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five supported same-sex marriage. In 2018, that figure had risen to 56.1 percent. Could this data be related? Are evangelical churches changing their position on same-sex marriage to align with and attract younger adults? Are younger evangelicals changing their position on same-sex marriage because...
  • Ellen DeGeneres has told executives she’s ready to ‘shut down show’: reports

    07/31/2020 8:46:14 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 53 replies
    news.com.au ^ | AUGUST 1, 2020 12:32PM | Bronte Coy
    Ellen DeGeneres is reportedly ready to call it quits on her show amid mounting pressure and a storm of negative publicity around toxic workplace allegations. According to the Daily Mail, the host, 62, has told executives at TelePictures and Warner Bros that she’s had enough and wants to walk away. “She feels she can’t go on and the only way to recover her personal brand from this is to shut down the show,” a source told the publication. “The truth is she knew what was going on, it’s her show. The buck stops with her. She can blame every executive...
  • Soccer star Megan Rapinoe speaks out about race and change as part of new Nike campaign

    07/30/2020 9:14:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 30, 2020 | Jessica Golden
    Soccer star Megan Rapinoe says the world has gone through big changes this year when it comes to race and equality but the conversation needs to continue. "Players may be back on the pitch, but we are not going back to an old normal. We need to continue to reimagine this world and make it better," she said in a statement.
  • Registered Sex Offender Sentenced to 20 years in Prison for Child Enticement

    07/27/2020 5:41:50 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 27, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Wisconsin
    United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on July 23, 2020, Brian D. Wickersham (age: 60) of Merrill, Wisconsin, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison by Senior District Judge William C. Griesbach.Wickersham, a long haul truck driver, took his victim with him on a four-day trip from Wisconsin to Virginia and back. During the trip, Wickersham provided the victim with money and gifts; in the evenings, Wickersham sexually assaulted the child and pressured him to engage in increasingly aggressive sexual acts. The trip ended at the “Country Express” truck stop...
  • UK Christian Ministry Receives Death Threats, Loses Bank Accounts After ‘Mob Rule’ Campaign

    07/25/2020 6:26:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/24/20 | Caleb Parke
    It will be churches next,' Christian Concern CEO warnsA Christian ministry in the United Kingdom said it received death threats and had its accounts shut down after a "mob rule" campaign by LGBTQ activists, falsely accusing it of "conversion therapy." Core Issues Trust (CIT), a non-profit Christian ministry that supports men and women who voluntarily seek change in sexual preference and expression, was targeted at the end of June as the U.K. seeks to ban conversion therapy. Earlier this week, Barclays Bank notified CIT that it was closing the group's accounts after several other companies took action against the group....
  • Gov. Tom Wolf responds to mocking of Dr. Rachel Levine in Bloomsburg Fair social media post

    07/22/2020 2:24:58 PM PDT · by lightman · 77 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 22 July A.D. 2020 | Ron Southwick
    Gov. Tom Wolf spoke out in defense of Dr. Rachel Levine Wednesday and assailed the Bloomsburg Fair fundraising event that mocked Pennsylvania’s health secretary. Levine, a transgender woman, has been a target of slurs in recent months as she’s gained increasing visibility in the Wolf Administration’s efforts to combat the coronavirus. The governor denounced the “hate and transphobia” that has emerged in recent months. The latest controversy emerged after photos were shared from at a fundraiser held at the Bloomsburg Fair. The fundraiser, which was organized to raise money for area fire companies, included a dunk tank where a man...