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  • Guide to growing up gay accused of suggesting 'pedophile kind of behaviour' by parents

    11/28/2015 6:48:20 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 28 replies
    National Post ^ | Nov. 27, 2015 | Sadaf Ahsan
    Author James Dawson has received backlash from parents for his guide to growing up LGBT, This Book Is Gay, claiming they no longer feel comfortable taking their children to the library if his book is on the shelves, reports The Guardian. In Wasilla, Alaska, after a 10-year-old boy picked up the book from the juvenile non-fiction section of the public library, his mother was "shocked to find it contained frank drawings and descriptions of gay sex acts inside". The mother launched an appeal after she was told by the local librarian that it was appropriately shelved, leading to dozens of...
  • White House Honors LGBT ‘Champions of Change’ with Transgender Movie Night

    11/20/2015 4:13:00 PM PST · by bkopto · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 20, 2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    The White house announced on Friday that it would hold a screening of the upcoming transgender drama The Danish Girl and Amazon's transgender series Transparent next week as part of its new "White House LGBT Artists Champions of Change" program. In addition to the screenings on Monday, November 23, the White House will honor nine individuals "for their artistry in advocating for the LGBT community," according to a White House press release. The event will also mark Transgender Remembrance Day, currently observed on November 20.
  • Obama backs ‘Equality Act,’ which could harm religious liberty

    11/13/2015 5:24:02 AM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/12/15 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 12, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – President Obama says he backs "The Equality Act," which would add gender identity and sexual orientation to the 1964 Civil Rights Act. "Upon that review it is now clear that the administration strongly supports the Equality Act,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced on Tuesday. “That bill is historic legislation that would advance the cause of equality for millions of Americans. “We look forward to working with Congress to ensure that the legislative process produces a result that balances both the bedrock principles of civil rights...with the religious liberty that we hold...
  • Pentagon ‘gay’ rape debacle: Report alleging male-on-male sexual trauma retracted

    11/10/2015 3:43:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/9/15 | Rowan Scarborough
    The American Psychological Association has taken the extraordinary step of retracting an in-house journal article that asserted the rate of rape and other sexual trauma among military men was as much as 15 times higher than the Pentagon’s own survey. In a press released posted Sunday night, the APA said outside scholars had examined the study, “Preliminary Data Suggest Rates of Male Sexual Trauma May be Higher than Previously Reported,” and determined that the method for randomly selecting and surveying male combat veterans was flawed.
  • NY Times: In Houston, Hate Trumped Fairness (and teens will commit suicide because of this)

    11/05/2015 8:21:20 AM PST · by Zakeet · 79 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 4, 2015
    Sometime in the near future, a transgender teenager in Texas will attempt suicide — and maybe succeed — because vilifying people for their gender identity remains politically acceptable in America. The hateful rhetoric of leaders like Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is the latest, ugliest example. Mr. Patrick was ebullient on Tuesday night after it became clear that Houston voters had decidedly rejected a broad equal rights ordinance that opponents maliciously and misleadingly characterized as a boon for cross-dressing sex offenders. [Snip] As opponents of the ordinance celebrate their victory this week, transgender people across...
  • Early voters say no to Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (GBLT bill going down by wide margin)

    11/03/2015 5:48:56 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 90 replies
    KHOU 11 (CBS Houston) ^ | ff 7:19 p.m. CST November 3, 2015 | no byline
    ...Prop 1, nicknamed HERO, is failing by a margin of 61-percent to 39-percent... ...Supporters of the ordinance included President Obama, Hillary Clinton and several entertainers... ...Early voting numbers doubled compared to the last local election and analysts say Prop 1 was the main catalyst driving voters to the polls.
  • A modest proposal for transgendered people who can't get a date

    10/19/2015 5:14:33 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 36 replies
    American Irony ^ | 10-19-15 | The Looking Spoon
    I don't know what the proper etiquette on this is so I'm just going to say it in a way that actually makes sense. Chaz Bono is the daughter of Cher and Sonny Bono. Until a few years ago Chaz was Chastity before having a sex change from female to male (or man to woman, because apparently they're not the same thing) So, Chaz is having trouble hookin' up with the girls.The New York Daily News reports, I seem to repel women that I am attracted to, Bono told Confidenti@l at the Les Girls charity fund-raiser in Los Angeles. He...
  • HuffPo Editor: Zucchini is now a Type of Sexual Identity

    10/18/2015 9:57:06 AM PDT · by rightistight · 52 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 10/17/15 | Aurelius
    According to Noah Michelson, the Executive Editor of Gay Voices at The Huffington Post, there are many types of sexualities and relationships other than "hetero," "homo" and "bi." Michelson outlined these different types of sexualities in an article published yesterday titled, "What's A Skoliosexual?" He then defines "12 terms related to sexual and romantic identities that are beginning to receive more attention in the media but that are still regularly absent or erased from conversations currently taking place in popular culture." Among these terms is "Graysexual," which means "a magical place between asexual and someone who is sexual." There is...
  • Synod Cardinal: Church Needs Gays [gives interview to "New Ways" "ministry"]

    10/19/2015 5:08:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/19/15 | Joseph Gonzalez
    "The Church embraces you, wants you ... needs you." That's what Synod Father Cdl. Oswald Gracias said yesterday about homosexuals in an interview to New Ways Ministry, a "Catholic" LGBT activist group condmemned by the Vatican. The bishop of Bombay, India, said the Church's attitude towards LGBT people "must be all-embracing, inclusive," since to "not be welcoming would not be a Catholic attitude. It would not be Christ's attitude, certainly." Gracias supports the idea that the Church should get rid of terms such as "disorder" and "evil" when referring to homosexuality, and expressed hopes the Synod Fathers will "use gentler...
  • I am a gay priest who is happy': Vatican official fired after coming out on eve of Church conf.

    10/05/2015 9:18:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/04/2015 | By Sarah Kaplan
    On Saturday evening, as hundreds of bishops convened in Rome for a major church assembly on family issues, former Vatican priest Krzysztof Charamsa headed a mile across town to a different gathering: the founding meeting of the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics, a group of 13 organizations advocating for inclusion of gays in the church. Charamsa had lost his job just before, when he was fired from his position in the Vaticans doctrine office after announcing that he was gay and introducing reporters to his boyfriend. I want the Church and my community to know who I am: a gay...
  • Oscar Nominee Subjects Are Going to Be a Heavy Dose of Lesbians, Transgenders, Pedophile Priests

    09/29/2015 2:44:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Showbiz411.com ^ | 9/28/15 | Roger Friedman
    Get ready. This is going to be an interesting year at the Oscars. The movies that are getting into position for Best Picture nominations are not Driving Miss Daisy material. One of the leading candidates is Spotlight, Tom McCarthys exciting telling of how Boston Globe reporters unmasked 90 pedophile priests. The film has an all star cast including Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Liev Schreiber. They will all be contenders in the Best Supporting Acto race. Carol is a love story about two lesbians in 1952 New York. Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are the lovers, and their work is...
  • Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Switching Parties to Become a Republican

    09/25/2015 2:33:01 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 25, 2015
    Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, a longtime Democrat, says she is switching to the Republican Party because she feels abandoned by Democrats in her fight against same-sex marriage. Davis' made the announcement while in Washington, D.C., to attend the Family Research Council's Value Voters Summit, said Charla Bansley, a spokeswoman for Liberty Counsel, which represents Davis in her legal battles. "I've always been a Democrat, but the party left me," Davis said, according to Bansley.
  • Army Kicking Out Decorated Green Beret

    09/22/2015 7:01:29 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | As seen on The Kelly File
    Quinn said that they brought the police commander to their camp, where he confessed to the assault. When the man shrugged his shoulders and laughed in their faces, they threw him to the ground. Quinn explained that it wasn't meant to be revenge, but to send the message to the man and to the other local policemen that sexual assaults would not be tolerated.
  • Gay marriage fight shifts as politicians spy an opportunity

    09/20/2015 4:59:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 20, 2015 10:55 AM EDT | Adam Beam
    Politicians who may have thought they wouldnt have to say much at all about gay marriage once the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized it now must answer a different question: Do you support Kim Davis? The Rowan County clerk, who has become a darling of many conservatives despite being a Democrat, cited Gods authority and religious liberty in choosing jail time over issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Some social conservatives have cast Davis as a hero, shifting the gay marriage debate from one about civil libertiesa matter that appeared to have been settledto one about religious liberty.
  • Would you support a Chick-fil-a moving into Hyannis? (Needs Freeping)

    09/20/2015 6:20:29 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 67 replies
    CapeCod.com ^ | September 20, 2015 | Staff
    Fast food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A has moved another step closer to opening a location on Cape Cod. Would you support a Chick-fil-a moving into Hyannis? _Yes, it would help the local economy __Yes, I like their food __No, I would not support them
  • Is It Ever Right to Oppose Legitimate Authority?

    09/15/2015 2:05:07 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 52 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 9/15/2015 | Mark Landsb aum
    When is it OK to break the law? When can you disobey the authorities? Should you be punished for meaning well? Before reflexively answering, lets imagine some possibilities. Say the government came looking for spies hiding in your house. Is it OK for you to have allowed the spies to hide there? Isnt it even worse if you cover up by denying the spies are hiding? Should you compound your treason by helping the spies escape? Next hypothetical: Should you disobey a law legitimately enacted and legally upheld by the highest court in the land? Last hypothetical: Do you think...
  • WARNING! Homosexual Activist Group Human Rights Campaign Has Purchased FreeKimDavis.com

    09/07/2015 7:56:04 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 72 replies
    September 7, 2015 | Gina Miller
    These sodomite freaks have purchased the domain name "FreeKimDavis.com," which redirects to the Human Rights Campaign donation page. This is an evil, wealthy radical homofascist activist group that is doing its damnedest to destroy Christian freedom in the United States and abroad. For them to piggy-back on her name like this is detestable. They think they're clever. Hopefully, no unsuspecting supporter of Kim Davis will be taken in by this.
  • State to formally recognize peoples preferred gender (Ireland)

    09/06/2015 9:37:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    RTE News ^ | Friday 04 September 2015 07.17
    Tnaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has announced that she has signed the Commencement Order for the Gender Recognition Act 2015. It will enable transgender people to be formally recognized in their preferred gender for all purposes by the State for the first time. The Tnaiste said that from next Tuesday, it will be open to any transgender person to apply for a Gender Recognition Certificate and subsequently to obtain a new birth certificate that reflects their preferred gender.
  • [Francis George] Cardinal: U.S. Creed on Gay Marriage Like Sharia Law

    09/04/2015 4:06:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/10/14 | Michael W. Chapman
    Cardinal Francis George, head of the Catholic archdiocese of Chicago, said the levers of power in government, education, entertainment, and media are enforcing a public creed, a fake church that requires all citizens to approve of gay marriage and related sexual anomalies or be punished by the State, just as Christians and Jews are fined for their religion in countries governed by Sharia law. Cardinal George, who was president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in 2007-10, made his remarks in his Sept. 7 column for the archdiocesean newspaper. In his commentary, the cardinal explains that America, despite...
  • CBSs Pelley: Clerk Going to Jail Possibly the Last Front in a Losing Battle Against Same-Sex...

    09/04/2015 2:46:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/4/15 | Curtis Houck
    At the top of Thursdays CBS Evening News, anchor Scott Pelley proclaimed that the jailing of Rowan County, Kentucky Democratic Clerk Kim Davis could be the last front in a losing battle against same-sex marriage as she had been refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples since the U.S. Supreme Courts ruling legalizing gay marriage on June 26. While the big three of ABC, CBS, and NBC all led with Davis being jailed and how she had cited her Christian faith in declining to issue licenses, they have yet to mention in any of their coverage in past three...
  • Missouri school to allow transgender student to use girls' facilities

    09/02/2015 1:34:11 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 91 replies
    Guardian ^ | 9/2/15 | Ellen Brait
    When a transgender high school student in Missouri received backlash for her request to use the girls bathroom and locker room, she found one very important ally: the school board, which granted her permission to use the facilities. According to Kelli Hopkins of the Missouri school boards association, 17-year-old Lila Perry has been granted her request because of recent guidance issued by the US Department of Education. While there is no policy per se on transgender students use of bathrooms, Hopkins said, there is a policy that says districts cannot discriminate against students based on their gender. The Office of...
  • Space Ibiza Throwing Fund-Raising Bash for Arrested RentBoy CEO

    08/31/2015 10:19:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1, 2015 | Ian Mohr
    Hells Kitchen nightclub Space Ibiza is having an unusual fundraiser Friday night for Jeffrey Hurant, the CEO of rentboy.com, who was arrested last week when his sites Union Square headquarters was raided. Rentboy allegedly offered 10,500 male escorts to 2,500 paid subscribers, according to feds, who called it the largest online male escort service. SNIP Space Ibiza said Fridays proceeds will go to Hurants defense fund. SNIP
  • BREAKING: Supreme Court rejects Kentucky gay marriage case

    08/31/2015 4:58:04 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 251 replies
    Twitter ^ | 08/31/2015 | AP
    The Associated Press @AP BREAKING: Supreme Court rejects Kentucky gay marriage case, clerk must issue licenses despite religion
  • Drowning in Weak Polling, How Long Can Lindsey Graham Stay in 2016 Race?

    08/28/2015 9:59:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 8/28/15 | Matthew Fleming
    Sen. Lindsey Grahams presidential campaign has had a tough time getting traction so far, and a new Quinnipiac University poll keeps him in the conversation about who might be the first of the 17 Republican presidential candidates to fold. But do his low poll numbers suggest the end is near? The poll released Thursday showed nothing new: The South Carolina Republican has been unable to differentiate himself from other candidates in any way. But the national poll which says that 13 percent of Republican or leans-Republican voters said theyd never vote for him and zero percent said they would...
  • Man proposes to his boyfriend in Texas Methodist Church that prohibits gay marriage - and gets...

    08/27/2015 5:45:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 74 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 27 August 2015 | Catherine Townsend For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Man proposes to his boyfriend in Texas Methodist Church that prohibits gay marriage - and gets a standing ovation from the congregation A Texas man gave his boyfriend a proposal to remember when he got down on one knee in front of the entire congregation at their local Methodist Church receiving a standing ovation in the process. Trevor Harper, 36, and Davis Covin, 30, who live in Austin, have been dating since 2006 and have been proud and active members of the First United Methodist Church of Austin for the past two years. Mr Harper said the...
  • Ky. County Clerks Association will propose removing clerks' names from marriage licenses

    08/26/2015 8:16:04 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/26/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT The Kentucky County Clerks Association will propose removing clerks names from the document in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Courts legalization of same-sex marriage. Overturning the states ban on same-sex marriage has prompted Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and two others to deny licenses to all couples, drawing a federal lawsuit against Davis as well as calls to change the licensing process. Leslie County Clerk James Lewis, chairman of the associations elections committee, told reporters Tuesday that his group is drafting a simple solution to the matter. You would have the county and the county seat listed...
  • (June 28, 2015) GOP Gov.: "Time To Move On" From Same-Sex Marriage

    08/23/2015 3:36:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 79 replies
    CBSNews ^ | June 28, 2015 | REENA FLORES
    By REENA FLORES CBS NEWS June 28, 2015 GOP Gov.: "Time To Move On" From Same-Sex Marriage Possible Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich believes it's "time to move on" from the same-sex marriage issue in the wake of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling. "I do believe in traditional marriage and the court has ruled and it's time to move on," Kasich said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, adding that there's "so many other things now that we have to focus on." Gov. John Kasich talks issues ahead of possible 2016 run Kasich, who has not yet...
  • Ellen Page (actress) confronts Ted Cruz on LGBT issues

    08/21/2015 8:14:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/21/2015 | KATIE GLUECK
    DES MOINES Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and actress Ellen Page, of Juno fame, got into a testy and free-wheeling discussion Friday over gay rights here at the Iowa State Fair. Im happy to answer your question but not to have a back-and-forth debate, Cruz told Page, as she pressed him about discrimination against LGBT citizens, approaching him as he flipped pork chops over an open grill. But the two then proceeded to have a spirited exchange over gay rights and whether private businesses florist companies, for example can refuse to cater gay weddings in the name of their...
  • 82 Percent of Americans Agree: Photographers Have Right to Say No to Gay Weddings

    08/16/2015 6:58:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 14, 2015 | 10:32 AM EDT | Travis Weber
    A recently released poll shows significant public support for the protection of religious libertyespecially when special rights based on sexual orientation are being advanced at its expense. The results reveal hope for the classical liberal vision of America: they indicate that most Americans still appear to want maximum freedom and individual rights protection. [] Support for religious freedom jumps even higher in the context of wedding vendors. 82 percent said yes when asked whether a Christian wedding photographer with deeply held religious beliefs opposing same sex marriage has the right to say no to a same-sex couple asking him or...
  • Ohio Supreme Court board orders all judges to perform gay weddings

    08/14/2015 9:21:11 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 93 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/14/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    TOLEDO, Ohio, August 14, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Judge C. Allen McConnell is a Christian. As such, he said he could not officiate a homosexual "wedding," because it would go against the teachings of his religion. Now, the Ohio Supreme Court advisory board says McConnell's position violates judicial ethics and that all Ohio Christian judges must relinquish their religious freedom and perform same-sex "marriages." When he refused to marry two lesbians last month, the 71-year-old Toledo judge apologized to the women, and they were "married" a few minutes later by another judge. But McConnell also officially asked for the Ohio Supreme Court's...
  • Republican Committee Quietly Rejects Anti-Gay Marriage Resolution

    08/06/2015 9:33:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Time ^ | August 5, 2015 | Zeke J Miller
    The Republican National Committees resolutions committee quietly rejected a pair of resolutions critical of homosexuality Wednesday. The controversial resolutions dealing with sex education and same-sex marriage threatened to cast a shadow on the first GOP presidential debate Thursday in Cleveland, as the party looks toward expanding its base in the key swing state. According to a member of the committee, both failed to gain support to be recommended to the full 168-member party governing body on Friday.
  • Maine court: Anti-gay marriage group must disclose donors

    08/04/2015 10:25:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 4, 2015 5:59 PM EDT | Alanna Durkin
    Maines highest court on Tuesday rejected a national anti-gay marriage groups latest bid to shield the identities of the donors who contributed to its effort to defeat the states gay marriage law in 2009. The National Organization for Marriage had sought permission to delay submitting a campaign finance report that the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices ordered it to file last year when it fined the group $50,250 for its involvement in overturning the law supporting same-sex marriage six years ago. But the Maine Supreme Judicial Court said Tuesday that NOM cant put off filing the report...
  • Lawmakers to Kerry: Yank Visas for Diplomats Spouses from Countries that Dont Allow Gay Spouses

    07/28/2015 7:04:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/28/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    One hundred and twenty-five members of Congress asked Secretary of State John Kerry in a letter Monday to deny visas to diplomats spouses if the envoys come from a country that doesnt recognize same-sex spouses of State Department personnel. House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) led the letter, which got one GOP signature Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), who has a transgender son. The lawmakers argued that countries not granting accreditation to same-sex spouses of American foreign service...
  • City of Reno Temporarily Replaces American Flag with LGBT Flag

    07/27/2015 5:11:54 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    ktvn.com ^ | july 27, 2015
    On Sunday morning the American Flag on top of City Hall in Downtown Reno was replaced by the LGBT Flag following a gay pride celebration this weekend. By Sunday evening, the LGBT flag was taken down and now the American Flag is back up. The decision to replace the flag has been controversial. Many locals have expressed concerns over the American flag's removal. Around 9:00 p.m. our Channel 2 News crew was able to confirm the LGBT flag was taken down around 9:00 p.m. Sunday, and the American Flag was put back in its place. The City of Reno released...
  • Italy told to recognize same-sex couple rights [by European Court of Human Rights]

    07/21/2015 3:45:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    The court denounced the country for violating the rights of three same-sex couples after failing to recognize their unions. Italys Court of Cassation in February rejected gay marriage, saying that nothing existed within the Italian Constitution which stipulated extending marriage rights to same-sex couples. But the court then said that gay people have the right to a protective law which ensures they have the same rights as unmarried Italian couples. Although same-sex marriage and civil unions are illegal in Italy, some cities allow gay couples who wed abroad to be registered. In May, 17 gay, lesbian and heterosexual couples signed...
  • Archbishop Gnswein on Synod: 'Why do some pastors want to propose whats not possible?'

    07/21/2015 3:23:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    In an interview with +1, a publication of the International University of Catalonia, Archbishop Georg Gnswein discussed his work for Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict and said that theories about the latter's resignation beyond his brief resignation statement are "altogether devoid of foundation." "The question of truth always remains important and I believe that Francis thinks about it the same way" as his predecessor, said Archbishop Gnswein, who serves as the Pope Emeritus's secretary while remaining Prefect of the Papal Household. "Its not that hes not interested in the fight against relativism, but he sees clearly that, in his...
  • Cis Drag Queens Banned from Pride Event Because They Might Offend Trans People

    07/20/2015 6:00:11 PM PDT · by keats5 · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/20/15 | KATHERINE TIMPF Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/421402/drag-queens-banned-scot
    Maybe complete and total inclusivity isnt as easy as it sounds. The organizers of Free Pride Glasgow in Scotland have hit a snag in their mission to plan a totally inclusive event: Some activists think drag queens are offensive to transgender people, others think banning drag queens is offensive to transgender drag queens, and still others think allowing only transgender drag queens is offensive to cisgender drag queens. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/421402/drag-queens-banned-scotland-pride
  • Scott Walker backtracks on reaction to gay Boy Scout leaders

    07/15/2015 3:01:13 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 114 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/15/2015 | Adam Lerner
    Scott Walker stumbled over his own prior comments Wednesday, saying that when he called on the Boy Scouts to reinstate a ban on gay leaders because it protected children, he meant the ban protected them from media scrutiny. The protection was not a physical protection, Walker said Wednesday at an event in South Carolina, according to The New York Times. Rather, the Wisconsin governor continued, he was referring to protecting them from being involved in the very thing youre talking about right now, the political and media discussion about it, instead of just focusing on what Scouts is about, which...
  • Pro-gay activists react to gay marriage resistance: Too many Christians, not enough lions

    07/14/2015 6:13:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | Jul 14, 2015 - | Lisa Bourne
    July 14, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- There has been no shortage of anti-Christian rhetoric from various media outlets in the fallout from the Supreme Court decision decreeing homosexual "marriage" across the country. "Too many Christians, not enough lions," a derisive reference capitalizing on the Christians martyred in ancient Rome, was also how one LGBT activist responded to Catholic Vote's (CV) pro-marriage "Not Alone" video, according to CV President Brian Burch. Released the day of the Obergefell v. Hodges decision, the CV video logged more than 1.3 million views in the first 10 days. "Seeing the power of our message, LGBT activists...
  • Boy Scouts Executive Committee Unanimously Votes To End Gay Leadership Ban

    07/13/2015 1:34:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 07/13/2015 | Chris Geidner
    WASHINGTON A key leadership panel of the Boy Scouts of America voted unanimously last week to end the ban on gay leaders in scouting, the organization told local leaders on Monday. The move raised as a necessary step by the organizations head in May came from the executive committee of the Boy Scouts on July 10. A vote of the full executive board is scheduled for July 27, at which point the change is immediately effective. The resolution passed by the committee does not require councils or troops to allow out gay leaders, but lifts the prior...
  • Judge Issues Statement After Refusing To Marry Same Sex Couple

    07/08/2015 5:57:43 PM PDT · by knarf · 50 replies
    (exurpt)"On Monday, July 6, I declined to marry a non-traditional couple during my duties assignment. The declination was based upon my personal and Christian beliefs established over many years. I apologize to the couple for the delay they experienced and wish them the best. The court has implemented a process whereby same-sex marriages will be accommodated. I will continue to perform traditional marriages during my duties assignment. I am also seeking advisory opinion from the Supreme Court of Ohio at this time as to whether or not I can opt out of the rotation. Upon receipt of the advisory opinion...
  • Jimmy Carter: I Believe Jesus Would Approve Gay Marriage

    07/07/2015 1:39:49 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 129 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | 4:04 PM EDT | By Melanie Hunter
    snip I believe Jesus would, Carter said when asked whether Jesus would approve of gay marriage. I dont have any verse in scripture ... I believe that Jesus would approve gay marriage, but that's just my own personal belief. I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don't see that gay marriage damages anyone else." Carter, a born-again Christian and Baptist, said he still teaches Sunday school whenever he attends his home church. He. said he has never ran across any really serious conflicts between...
  • Marching boldly into the New Post-homophobic Christianity

    07/05/2015 6:44:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 5, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    It wasn’t like we didn’t see this coming but it’s certainly arriving faster and harder than even some of the more conservative estimates would have predicted. Now that gay marriage (or just any old marriage if you prefer) is a “constitutionally assured right” in the United States, Left side proponents are taking their victory laps. But at the same time they’re going to stick to the established talking points of telling everyone not to worry… nothing bad is going to happen to anyone else. You’re just not adjusted to the New and Improved Post-Homophobic Christianity. (From the Daily Beast) The...
  • NYC St. Patricks Day Parade chairman John Dunleavy ousted from post

    St. Patricks Day Parade chairman John Dunleavy has been ousted after 22 years after a decades-long dispute over the inclusion of gay groups at the annual march down Fifth Ave., according to a report. The decision, made Tuesday afternoon after a meeting involving the parades board, comes just four days after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage across the United States.
  • McConnell:Gay Marriage Is 'Law of the Land' for Congress, Too'says there's not much Congress can do'

    07/01/2015 10:09:32 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 131 replies
    newsmax ^ | 7/1/15 | c coren
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there's not much Congress can do in the wake of the ruling by the Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage. In an interview Tuesday night on Kentucky television station WDRB, McConnell restated that he still holds to the traditional view of marriage. "Ive always felt that marriage is between one man and one woman and the Supreme Court has held otherwise. Thats the law of the land," the Kentucky Republican said. When he was asked if there is anything Congress can do, he answered: "I dont think so. I think the courts have pretty well...
  • Mixed message from same-sex marriage debate

    07/01/2015 8:30:03 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 10 replies
    theage.com.au | 6/4/2015 | Paul Sheehan
    You probably thought, as I did, that last week's same sex marriage referendum in Ireland was carried by an overwhelming 62 per cent vote majority in support of changing the constitution. In fact, only 34 per cent of the adult population voted in support of the measure. There are 3.52 million Irish citizens of voting age, and 66 per cent of them did not vote "yes". Two-thirds of the adult population either voted "no", or did not vote, or did not register to vote.
  • CNN: Obama's approval rating grows following memorable week

    06/30/2015 1:03:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/30/2015 | By Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    <p>Could Barack Obama's great week mark a turning point in his poll numbers?</p> <p>After months of stagnant approval ratings, a new CNN/ORC poll finds that for the first time in more than two years, 50% of Americans approve of the way Obama is handling the presidency. And his overall ratings are bolstered by increasingly positive reviews of his treatment of race relations and the economy.</p>
  • Does your church ban gay marriage? Then it should start paying taxes.

    06/30/2015 6:19:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 88 replies
    Fusion ^ | June 29, 2015 | Feliz Simon
    Its difficult to see how the nationwide legalization of gay marriage could have any kind of significant negative repercussions for anybody whos not gay. Difficult but not impossible. Because now that the US government formally recognizes marriage equality as a fundamental right, it really shouldnt skew the tax code so as to give millions of dollars in tax breaks to groups which remain steadfastly bigoted on the subject. Im talking, of course, about churches.
  • Valerie Jarrett Organized White House Rainbow Lights

    06/29/2015 9:43:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 116 replies
    Brietbart ^ | June 29, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett was one of the mobilizing forces behind the decision to light up the White House with the colors of the gay pride movement to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. According to the Washington Post, Jarrett worked with gay rights organizations to pay for the display to avoid using taxpayer money. The idea came from one of Jarretts aides who was also the LGBT liaison in the White House.

    06/29/2015 5:55:48 PM PDT · by lbryce · 95 replies
    Truth and Action ^ | June 28, 2015 | Staff
    Speaking in the Rose Garden shortly after the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage was announced, Obama stated that the progressives in society needs to help those with deeply held religious beliefs overcome their convictions. Opposition in some cases has been based on sincere and deeply held beliefs, Obama said. All of us who welcome todays news should be mindful of that fact. Recognize different viewpoints. Revere our deep commitment to religious freedom. Sometimes there are days like this when that slow and steady effort is rewarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt, Obama said. Although the progress might...