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  • Jim Jones & Harvey Milk: The Secret History

    10/15/2018 12:43:12 PM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    American Conservative ^ | October 15, 2018 | Rod Dreher
    Next month marks the 40th anniversary of two landmark events of American popular culture: the assassination of pioneering gay politician Harvey Milk, and the mass suicide of 900 members of the Peoples Temple cult. If you remember anything about the mass suicide, it’s probably that cult leader Jim Jones was a fundamentalist Christian demon whose Bible-thumping berated brainwashed followers into drinking cyanide-laced Kool-Aid. Harvey Milk, by contrast, is a folk hero. The San Francisco supervisor became a gay-rights saint because he was martyred by a right-wing fanatic. That’s the received history in both cases. But according to author Daniel Flynn,...
  • Abrams makes history with Atlanta Pride march

    10/14/2018 3:04:21 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 56 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10/14/18 | Greg Bluestein
    Stacey Abrams emerged from her SUV on a busy Midtown Atlanta street corner on Sunday with a declaration to make to the throngs of voters attending the Atlanta Pride Parade, the annual celebration of LGBT rights in the heart of the city. “We’re here because we stand together, because we know that allies do not run from fights. And because we know we all have pride in Georgia,” she told cheering supporters, adding: “We stand with you and not against you.” Shortly after, she became the first major-party nominee for governor to march in the parade, a vibrant spectacle that...
  • Belfast bakery did not discriminate in gay cake case, UK's top court rules [Northern Ireland]

    10/10/2018 7:05:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 10, 2018 6:08 AM | Padraic Halpin in Dublin, Amanda Ferguson in Belfast and Sarah Young in London
    Britain’s highest court on Wednesday said a Northern Irish bakery’s refusal to make a cake bearing a pro-gay slogan was not discriminatory in a ruling condemned by the customer, a gay rights activist, but hailed by the province’s main conservative party. Ashers Baking in Belfast was found guilty of discrimination in 2015 for refusing to make a cake for a customer iced with the words “Support Gay Marriage” because of the owners’ Christian beliefs. It failed in an appeal to the local courts in 2016; but the Supreme Court, the UK’s highest judicial body, overturned that decision on Wednesday, saying...
  • Gender: New Jersey Parents Last To Know

    10/04/2018 12:47:00 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 32 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 1, 2018 | Accuracy in Academia
    The state of New Jersey has a new regulation in its Department of Education: a provision that prevents schools from informing parents of their child's preferred gender and gender pronouns. New Jersey became the eleventh state to have a specific gender provision in its state regulations, per NorthJersey.com. The local newspaper claimed that the rules are "intended to promote a safe and successful learning environment for [children]." The regulation, which was signed into law by former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, says that gender identity decisions reside with the student, not the parents, despite the fact that students are children...
  • Abuse settlement from 2005 with Cardinal Wuerl’s name raises questions

    09/29/2018 8:37:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 9-29-18 | Michelle Boorstein and Julie Zauzmer
    Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who has said repeatedly that he didn’t know about years of sexual misconduct complaints involving his predecessor in the District, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, was named in a 2005 settlement agreement that included allegations against McCarrick, according to the accuser in the case and documents obtained by The Washington Post. Robert Ciolek, who left the priesthood and later became an attorney, spoke for the first time publicly this summer about the $80,000 settlement he reached in June 2005 with three New Jersey dioceses over his allegations against McCarrick and a teacher at his Catholic high school. McCarrick led...
  • Transgender software engineer says Nike tolerated harassment, hostile workplace

    09/27/2018 11:04:37 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 28 replies
    oregonlive ^ | 09/26/2018 | Mike Rogoway
    A transgender software engineer working as a Nike contractor filed a complaint this week with state labor officials, alleging the company tolerated abuse and harassment by other contractors.
  • Two female contestants on The Bachelor Vietnam ditch their eligible date after falling in love [tr]

    09/25/2018 7:23:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 25, 2018 | Jo Tweedy
    Viewers of the Vietnamese version of the Bachelor were left more than a little surprised after two female contestants on the show ditched their eligible date and appeared to waltz off into the sunset together. A clip of the moment contestant, named Minh Thu, confessed her love for a fellow date rival Truc Nhu, has since gone viral. The pair were competing on the show for the attentions of bachelor Quoc Trung but their romance threw audiences a curveball .
  • Protestant leaders to Cardinal Cupich: Condemn priest who burned rainbow flag (Chicago)

    09/25/2018 6:52:08 AM PDT · by Salman · 32 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | September 25, 2018 | Michael Sneed
    Sneed has learned more than 175 members of the Protestant faith and clerical community have sent a letter to Cardinal Blase Cupich Tuesday morning asking the diocese to more strongly reject the recent burning of the LGTBQ-friendly flag by an Avondale priest. The rainbow-colored flag which featured a cross was ceremoniously lit on fire behind the Resurrection Catholic Church by Rev. Paul Kalchik earlier this month in what the priest dubbed an “exorcism.” “We write to request a full investigation of these actions and for full transparency from the diocese concerning Father Kalchik” and his future with the church, the...
  • Monsignor Rossi, Wuerl’s Gay Mafioso at the Basilica

    09/23/2018 9:22:51 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 18 replies
    https://spectator.org ^ | September 21, 2018 | George Neumayr
    Why is this accused gay predator still running the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception? The other day I received a call from a former Catholic University of America student who recounted episodes of sexual harassment that he suffered at the hands of Monsignor Walter Rossi, the Gay Mafioso whom pederast Cardinal Theodore McCarrick appointed to run the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in 2005. Rossi succeeded another accused gay harasser, (then monsignor, later bishop) Michael Bransfield who is currently under investigation for preying upon men. So in Rossi’s rise we see another case of gay...
  • What we know about (transgender) Snochia Moseley, alleged shooter at Rite Aid warehouse

    09/20/2018 11:38:40 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | September 20, 2018 | Lillian Reed and Ian Duncan
    Authorities in Harford County were still trying to determine late Thursday why Snochia Moseley opened fire at the Rite Aid warehouse where she had taken a temporary job, killing three employees and fatally wounding herself. Authorities have not identified the victims. [Snip] Authorities and court records identified Moseley as female, as did a Facebook profile in her name. But in Facebook messages Coley shared with The Baltimore Sun, Moseley described herself as transgender, although it was not clear whether Moseley preferred to be addressed using masculine or feminine pronouns. In messages that the friend said were sent in December 2016,...
  • ‘Vice Pope’ Says Cardinal McCarrick’s Homosexual Abuse Was a ‘Private Matter’

    09/20/2018 2:26:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 9/19/18 | Thomas D Williams
    Papal adviser Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga said last week that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s serial sex abuse and the way the pope handled it is a “private matter” that should not be treated as a sensational story.“Turning a private matter into a bombshell headline that explodes in the world and whose shrapnel does damage to the faith of many people does not seem right,” the Honduran cardinal said in reference to a recent report by the former papal nuncio to the United States. “I think that a management issue ought to be aired with more serene and objective criteria, not in...
  • Sesame Workshop says Bert and Ernie are 'best friends' and not gay

    09/18/2018 6:18:27 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 25 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th September 2018 | BBC News
    The organisation behind Sesame Street has denied co-habiting duo, Bert and Ernie, are gay, following comments by one of the show's writers. Mark Saltzman said his writing about the room-mating couple was based on his relationship with film editor Arnold Glassman. Sesame Workshop then issued a statement saying the pair "do not have a sexual orientation". Bert and Ernie may look human, but the pair "remain puppets", it said. "They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves." It broadly repeats past statements the non-profit organisation has made about...
  • Why is South Korea so intolerant of its gay community?

    09/17/2018 10:52:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | September 17, 2018 | Crystal Tai and Marie Juhyun Lee
    Last weekend, Incheon, South Korea’s second-biggest port city, held its first-ever gay pride parade. Things took a violent turn, however, as more than 1,000 anti-gay protesters, including Christian groups, verbally and physically pushed back the 300 parade participants. The event was expected to last 20 minutes, but took hours due to the conflict. Since 2003, homosexuality has no longer been classified as “harmful and obscene” in South Korea, but discrimination against the community remains widespread. While the country’s national human rights commission act states that individuals cannot be discriminated against on the basis of their sexual orientation, members of the...
  • Report: Catholic Church Suffers ‘Culture of Denial’ of Homoclericalism

    09/16/2018 3:54:37 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    In a bracing October essay titled “Catholicism After 2018,” First Things editor Rusty Reno pinpoints an acceptance of a homosexual subculture in the Catholic clergy as the core issue underlying recent sex abuse scandals assailing the Catholic Church. *snip* Reno, who taught at a Jesuit University from 1990 until 2010, said that Jesuit novice masters during the 1970s “regarded homosexual relations as healthy, even necessary for proper priestly formation.” “Sometimes the novice masters insisted that they be the agents of this “formation,” he said.
  • New 1st Grade Textbook Lionizes CA Gov. Candidate for his Gay Activism

    09/15/2018 10:42:29 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 24 replies
    California Family Council ^ | 9-14-18 | Greg Burt
    A new state recommended social studies and history curriculum is being introduced in public schools around California that blatantly promotes a bias perspective on the policy achievements of governor candidate Gavin Newsom. Dubbing him “Champion for People’s Rights,” the first grade textbook teaches kids about “respecting the rights” of others by pointing to Newsom’s advocacy for same-sex marriage, while mayor of San Francisco. The text doesn’t even try to be objective and fails to mention that marriages for same-sex couples were not an established right at the time, but a brand new concept and only legal in a select number...
  • Data Shows That Suicide Rate Of Transgender Teens Is Breathtakingly High

    09/13/2018 7:38:44 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 69 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/12/2018 | Brandon Morse
    One of the most celebrated groups in the mainstream media is transgendered people or people who suffer from gender dysphoria. This lead to transgenderism becoming a fad that had many people claiming to be transgendered, especially among the young. However, data now shows that those young people who do embrace a life of transgenderism seem to have abnormally high suicide rates. ..... Female to male adolescents reported the highest rate of attempted suicide (50.8%), followed by adolescents who identified as not exclusively male or female (41.8%), male to female adolescents (29.9%), questioning adolescents (27.9%). ..... Compared to the suicide rate...
  • New York and New Jersey Launch Investigations of Sex Abuse in Catholic Church

    09/08/2018 11:00:20 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/7/18 | Joshua Gill
    New York and New Jersey have launched new probes into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in light of Pennsylvania’s recent grand jury report. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, moved by the Pennsylvania report on child sexual abuse, subpoenaed all eight dioceses in the state for information and documents regarding any allegations of sexual abuse, payments to alleged victims, and church investigation findings. Gurbir Grewal, the attorney general of New Jersey, meanwhile, announced the formation of a special task force assigned to investigate the way seven dioceses have handled sexual abuse allegations. (RELATED: Main Org For Catholic Business Owners...
  • David Hogg's GoFundMe wants to put Trump's anti-Cruz tweets on Texas billboards

    09/02/2018 2:13:51 PM PDT · by gattaca · 108 replies
    <p>With the help of Parkland survivor and gun control activist David Hogg, a GoFundMe raised $9,760 to put Donald Trump's tweets bashing Ted Cruz up on a billboard in Texas.</p> <p>The GoFundMe, organized by political group USA Latinx, raised the money in less than 24 hours. The campaign was a response to Trump endorsing Cruz through Twitter. On Friday, the president announced a "major rally" that would take place in "the biggest stadium in Texas we can find."</p>
  • A Tale of Two Cities: Washington and Rome

    08/30/2018 10:47:27 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 15 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Aug 31 2018 | grey_whiskers
    Aren't Liberals the strangest creatures? President Trump had consensual sex with grown women years before running for President, and they want to throw him out of The White House. Francis covered up the homosexual molestation of children for years and years, and they want him to remain POPE.
  • [Catholic Caucus] How The Pederasty Cover-Up Will Make Civil War Within The Catholic Church

    08/30/2018 2:23:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 59 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 8/30/18 | Paul Rahe
    Sixteen years ago, reporters at The Boston Globe conducted an extensive investigation of the sexual abuse of minors by priests in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston. Not long thereafter, reporters elsewhere detailed similar abuse in places like Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and the like. The word used in the press to describe what had been going on was pedophilia, which is a misnomer deliberately employed to cover up what journalists then considered and still consider now an inconvenient aspect of the truth.As a report commissioned by the National Review Board of the American Catholic bishops and issued in 2004 revealed, something...