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  • Utah denies it has anti-gay school laws

    11/30/2016 11:46:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 30, 2016 6:49 PM EST | Lindsay Whitehurst
    The state of Utah has denied it has anti-gay school laws as it defends itself from a lawsuit challenging restrictions on talk about homosexuality in the classroom. The case quotes selectively from state law and school rules, which don’t contain the phrase “anti-gay laws,” state attorneys said several times in court documents filed Tuesday. They say the state school board is immune from a lawsuit and ask for the case to be dismissed. The National Center for Lesbian Rights argues the ban on so-called advocacy of homosexuality stigmatizes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. …
  • Chip and Joanna Gaines Under Fire For 'Wrong' Views on LGBT Issues

    11/30/2016 1:37:50 PM PST · by milton23 · 84 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 11/30/16 | Katrina Trinko
    Like many Americans, HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines attend a church where the pastor thinks homosexual behavior is a sin. And somehow that’s “news.” BuzzFeed printed the original story, headlined “Chip And Joanna Gaines’ Church Is Firmly Against Same-Sex Marriage.” From there it was picked up by Cosmopolitan, Us Weekly, and my favorite, Jezebel. Why? Now to be clear, the Gaineses aren’t even quoted in the original BuzzFeed story. We have no idea what they personally think about same-sex marriage. In fact, a spokesperson for the Antioch Community Church where the Gaineses attend, specifically tells BuzzFeed “she could not...
  • Takedown? ‘Fixer Upper’ Stars Face Media Scrutiny for Pastor’s Traditional Marriage Stance

    11/30/2016 10:41:13 AM PST · by DFG · 79 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 11/30/2016 | Sarah Stites
    Chip and Joanna Gaines are hot right now... but they’re also in the hot seat. The entrepreneurial couple’s HGTV show Fixer Upper has captivated the hearts of a diverse set of viewers, garnering them much media recognition. But after an article unearthed the pro-traditional marriage position of the Gaines’ pastor, fans are calling for the couple to reveal their own stance on the issue. While running Magnolia, their home goods and construction business, Chip and Joanna Gaines were contacted by HGTV about the possibility of creating a home transformation show. In 2013, that dream became a reality with Fixer Upper.
  • Catholic Priest at Centre of Gay Mafia Row Under Pressure to Quit Church Job [Scotland]

    11/27/2016 7:04:23 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    The Daily Record (Scotland) ^ | 11/27/16 | Lynn McPherson
    Father Matthew Despard had written a book about a powerful gay mafia in the Catholic Church in Scotland and is set to resign after pressure from the bishop.A Catholic priest at the centre of a gay mafia row is being pressurised to resign as parish priest after a three-year battle with the church. Father Matthew Despard was sent a three-page letter from Bishop of Motherwell, Joseph Toal, calling for him to quit his post at St John Ogilvie’s Parish in Blantyre. Father Despard wrote a book claiming that a “powerful gay mafia” was operating at the top of the Catholic...
  • Obama backer, Democratic fundraiser Terry Bean charged in sexual abuse case

    11/24/2016 11:06:32 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/23/2014
    A prominent supporter of President Barack Obama and co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign was arrested last week on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse related to what authorities said was an encounter with a juvenile male. Terrence Bean, 66, a major Democratic donor and a celebrated gay-rights activist, was indicted on two felony charges of sodomy and a misdemeanor count of sexual abuse by a grand jury and arrested in Oregon Wednesday, according to a statement from the Portland Police Bureau. Bean was released later that day on bail, pending a court hearing. Kiah Lawson, a 25-year-old identified by...
  • Pope’s Envoy to Mexicans: Stop Marching Against Gay ‘Marriage’ and ‘Practice Dialog’ Instead

    11/24/2016 2:09:12 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/23/16 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    November 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – After months of successful pro-family marches protesting an attempt to amend the constitution to create homosexual “marriage,” Pope Francis’ new apostolic nuncio to Mexico has come with a perplexing message for Mexicans: Don’t march, but rather enter into “dialog” over the gay agenda. Archbishop Franco Coppola, a career diplomat with the Holy See who has served as nuncio to several African countries, arrived in Mexico on September 29. He soon began commenting on the struggle underway in the country over a proposed set of reforms by Mexican president Enrique Peńa Nieto to amend the constitution...
  • D.C. power-player tied to Podesta blasts ‘insane’ Reddit sleuthing on sex-trafficking ring

    11/23/2016 6:04:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 85 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/22/16 | Douglas Ernst
    One of the most influential men in the nation’s capital is livid with Internet sleuths who suspect him of having ties to a sex-trafficking ring. The New York Times interviewed James Alefantis, the owner of a restaurant called Comet Ping Pong in Washington, on Tuesday to dispel rumors that he is tied to a child-abuse ring. Stolen documents belonging to former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, which were made public by WikiLeaks, linked the two men and sparked crowd-sourced research into his life on Reddit and 4Chan. “From this insane, fabricated conspiracy theory, we’ve come under constant assault,” Mr....
  • CNN’s Lemon: Pence ‘Does Not Love Gay People’ (Oh the Horror!)

    11/20/2016 5:08:48 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 128 replies
    During Friday’s broadcast of “CNN Tonight,” anchor Don Lemon stated that Vice President-Elect Mike Pence “has rallied and railed against” and “does not love” gay people. Lemon said, “Mike Pence has rallied and railed against gay people, and tried to shoot down and block gay legislation.” He added, “Mike Pence does not love gay people. His record shows that he does not love gay people.”
  • 'Orange Is the New Black' Star Suggests Taking a Baseball Bat to Anyone Who's Not a Democrat

    11/13/2016 8:28:23 AM PST · by kevcol · 86 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | November 12, 2016 | Parker Lee
    Earlier this week, actress Lea DeLaria — who's made a splash in her role on Netflix's hit show “Orange Is the New Black” — posted an Instagram photo in which she appeared to call for violence against anyone who's not a Democrat. Or pick up a baseball bat and take out every f**king republican and independent I see.
  • BBC children’s chief says she is proud of their transgender show aimed at six-year-olds...

    11/02/2016 5:59:14 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Nov. 2, 2016 | Anthony Joseph, Sanchez Manning
    A BBC chief insists she is 'proud' of the controversial programme targeting children as young as six about a schoolboy who takes sex-change drugs. Children's director Alice Webb defended Just A Girl after parents reacted angrily to the CBBC show, which depicts an 11-year-old's struggle to get hormones that stunt puberty, making it easier to have sex-change surgery in the future. Concerned campaigners said it could 'sow the seeds of confusion' in young minds. But Ms Webb said the BBC has a duty 'to make sure that we are stimulating conversation'.
  • “We Can and Will Force Christians to Act Against Their faith.” The Democrats War on Christians

    10/25/2016 4:29:13 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies
    vanity | Oct 25, 2016 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    During Barack Obama’s war on Hobby Lobby his administration said flatly; “We Can and Will Force Christians to Act Against Their faith.” This is what they believe. This is how they see Christians. This was the opening battle in the Democrats’ War on Christians. It was directed by a quintessential stereotypical Democrat. Their Christian attacks are usually led by phony “Catholics” so as to more easily deflect rightful criticism for their dirty business. Putative Catholic Kathleen Sebelius was joined in her war on Hobby Lobby by putative Catholic Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in what was fortunately a losing effort....
  • FOX News Anchor Shepard Smith Finally ‘Comes Out,’ Admits He’s Gay

    10/18/2016 6:02:19 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 78 replies
    21stcenturywire.com ^ | 10/18/16 | 21wire
    For many viewers, this came as no surprise, but for many FOX conservative loyalists, this latest news would have come as a shock. FOX News host Shepard Smith joins other high-profile gay cable news anchors like CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon. A number of high-profile media critics including top-rated talk radio host Michael Savage, have recently raised the alarm that FOX News is undergoing a liberal facelift following the departure of its news head Roger Ailes over a number sexual harassment cases.
  • Pope Benedict: My biggest accomplishment was breaking up Vatican ‘gay lobby’

    09/08/2016 4:42:44 PM PDT · by annalex · 30 replies
    <p>VATICAN CITY (AP) — Retired Pope Benedict XVI has acknowledged that governing the church wasn’t his strong suit but says he doesn’t see his papacy as a failure and that he succeeded at least in breaking up the Vatican‘s so-called “gay lobby.”</p>
  • Mike Pence, Trump's Likely VP Pick, Is Too Anti-Gay Even for Republicans

    07/15/2016 12:08:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | July 15, 2016 | Jay Michaelson
    The Indiana governor and culture warrior would balance the ticket with a twice-divorced, proud philanderer at the top -- except he legalized discrimination against LGBT people with a law so extreme other GOP states rejected it. In choosing Mike Pence as his running mate, Donald Trump has shored up the GOP's religious base. But based on the Indiana governor's disastrous run-in with pro-business Republicans and moderates last year over gay rights, Trump may have just lost the election. [Snip] Unlike Newt Gingrich and Chris Christie, Pence has been a right-wing culture warrior for his entire career. As Samantha Allen detailed...
  • Pope vows he won’t be slowed down by ‘ultra-conservatives’ [Catholic Caucus]

    07/03/2016 12:26:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 49 replies
    Crux News ^ | July 3, 2016 | Inés San Martín, VATICAN CORRESPONDENT
    Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer he celebrated from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, July 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) In a new interview with an Argentine journalist, Pope Francis says there's a wing of the Catholic Church that "says no to everything," and while he's going ahead, he has no intention of launching a crackdown: “I don’t cut off heads. That was never my style. I’ve never liked doing that," he said. ROME-Pope Francis has vowed in a new interview that he won’t be slowed down by...
  • In Memoirs, ex Pope Benedict Says Vatican 'Gay Lobby' Tried to Wield Power -Report

    07/01/2016 9:16:53 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/1/16 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY, July 1 (Reuters) - Former Pope Benedict says in his memoirs that no-one pressured him to resign but alleges that a "gay lobby" in the Vatican had tried to influence decisions, a leading Italian newspaper reported on Friday. The book, called "The Last Conversations," is the first time in history that a former pope judges his own pontificate after it is over. It is due to be published on Sept. 9. Citing health reasons, Benedict in 2103 became the first pope in six centuries to resign. He promised to remain "hidden to the world" and has been living...
  • Twitter dominated by tongue-in-cheek #HeterosexualPrideDay

    06/29/2016 10:26:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 29, 2016 11:50 AM EDT
    What appears to be a tongue-in-cheek social media movement to mark June 29 as a day to celebrate heterosexual pride has become one of the day’s top online trends. Hundreds of thousands of tweets have been sent Wednesday with the hashtag #HeterosexualPrideDay. The idea of such a day has outraged many. One of the top responses comes from British comedian Dapper Laughs, who rhetorically asked on Twitter, “What’s next, #BreathingAirDay?” Others have flooded the hashtag with gay pride memes and other mentions of support. …
  • African cardinal rebukes Cardinal Marx’s call for apology to homosexuals

    06/29/2016 8:28:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    In a pithy tweet on Saturday, a prominent South African cardinal rebuked German Cardinal Reinhard Marx’s claim that the Church should “apologize” to homosexuals. “God help us! Next we’ll have to apologise for teaching that adultery is a sin! Political Correctness (PC) is today’s major heresy!” Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier tweeted. Napier posted his tweet in response to African pro-life and pro-family activist Obianuju Ekeocha, the founder of Culture of Life Africa, who tweeted an Irish Times article about Marx’s comments. Marx, the Archbishop of Munich and Freising, said that up until “very recently” the Catholic Church had been “very...
  • President Obama Designates Stonewall a National Monument (LGBT monument)

    06/24/2016 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    nbcnews.com/ ^ | June 24 2016 | John Lamparski
    On June 28, 1969, patrons at a gay bar in New York City's West Village neighborhood decided they had finally had enough after yet another police raid. As the NYPD attempted to enforce a law making it illegal to serve alcohol to "homosexuals," the resistance of the bar patrons turned into an uprising - the Stonewall Uprising - an event now widely credited with sparking the modern LGBTQ rights movement in the U.S. Now, nearly 50 years later, that same location - where members of the community stood up to government injustice - has been designated a new national monument...
  • CATHOLICS FEEL HELPLESS WHILE ‘GUTLESS’ BISHOP EMBRACES LGBT AGENDA

    06/23/2016 3:19:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 22, 2016 | Rodney Pelletier
    Faithful Catholics in the Australian diocese of Wollongong are expressing frustration after the bishop canceled a presentation defending marriage, instead joining LGBT activists in their pro-homosexual propaganda on church property. On June 14 the Australian Family Association (AFA) was scheduled to deliver a presentation at the hall of St. Therese Catholic School in Wollongong, about 50 miles south of Sydney. The AFA describes as its mission "to cultivate within society an appreciation that the integrity and well-being of the family is essential to the stability, morale, security and prosperity of the Australian nation." A flyer for the event was emailed...
  • Study: More Americans are having gay sex

    06/01/2016 11:16:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 73 replies
    philly.com ^ | 6/1/16 | Stacey Burling
    A growing number of Americans are having gay sex, or at least admitting to it. And that's OK with more and more of us. "People over time are reporting more same-sex sexual experiences than ever before," said Brooke Wells, a social psychologist at Widener University's Center for Human Sexuality Studies. ....an annual survey conducted between 1973 and 2014, was fueled largely by people who had sex with both men and women. There has been little change in the number of people reporting exclusively homosexual behavior. from 3.6 to 8.7 percent for women and from 4.5 to 8.2 percent for men....
  • Obama Proclamation: Gay, Bisexual Men, Transgender Women at 'High Risk for HIV'

    06/01/2016 6:20:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 31, 2016 | 5:30 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    President Barack Obama issued a proclamation on Tuesday declaring June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, and in the proclamation noted that “gay and bisexual men and transgender women of color are at particularly high risk of HIV,” the virus that causes AIDS. […] Obama credits the LGBT community and its supporters for “sweeping progress by changing hearts and minds and by demanding equal treatment — under our laws, from our courts, and in our politics,” the proclamation states. “This month, we recognize all they have done to bring us to this point, and we recommit to bending...
  • Christianity Must Exorcise Itself of Homophobia

    05/25/2016 12:11:55 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 105 replies
    ABC.net ^ | 5/23/2016 | Benjamin Jones
    When Australia's most successful Olympian, Ian Thorpe, came out as gay in an interview with Sir Michael Parkinson in July 2014, he was inundated with messages of support. At the time, some posed the question: does this even count as news? Is homosexuality today not a simple biographical detail rather than a sensational scandal? And yet, it is significant that on the same night that Thorpe came out, Australian Rules Football commentator Brian Taylor used a homophobic slur on air, referring to Geelong player Harry Taylor as a "big poofter." The two events accentuated perfectly why it remains the case,...
  • HuffPost: Dan Savage Has 'Brilliantly Gross' Way to Fight N.C. Bathroom Law

    05/10/2016 4:24:34 PM PDT · by massmike · 26 replies
    http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | 05/10/2016 | Randy Hall
    The latest salvos in the struggle over whether a law passed during March in North Carolina forces transgender people to use public restrooms that don't correspond with their “gender identity” came on Monday, when Dan Savage tweeted that those who disagree with House Bill 2 should leave jars filled with their urine at Republican Governor Pat McCrory's office. The strategy promoted by the gay activist and columnist drew the immediate attention of Noah Michelson, an editorial director on the liberal Huffington Post website, who called Savage's idea a “brilliantly gross” method of protesting the state's “Anti-LGBT Law.” “If Dan Savage...
  • Manipulated Conservatives: Transgendered Bathrooms are Trivial

    04/21/2016 7:26:11 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 102 replies
    04.21.16 | chickensoup
    Manipulated Conservatives: Transgendered Bathrooms are Trivial As I watch people get involved with dramas over this issue, I think: What is it that we are not supposed to pay attention to? What is it that the elites, the media and the government don't want us to notice? Is it the loss of our history and culture with the change with monies, another knife in the gut by the Obama administration? Is it the subtlest of this election? Is it the lousy depression like statistics in some areas of the country? Is it the invasion of western Civ and our country...
  • In conservative Utah, naming road for gay leader stands out

    04/19/2016 11:57:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Houston Chronicle / AP ^ | 4/19/16 | Lindsay Whitehurst
    A proposal to name a street after pioneering gay leader Harvey Milk is the latest display of Salt Lake City standing out as a blue dot in a deep-red state where the prevailing Mormon faith still has a fraught relationship with the LGBT community. Utah's capital city recently elected its first openly gay mayor and its second sitting gay councilman, creating an increasingly friendly atmosphere for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the home of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The conservative religion's tone on gay issues has softened in recent years, but it still...
  • Target says transgender people can use bathroom that aligns with their identity

    04/19/2016 6:35:00 PM PDT · by matt04 · 177 replies
    Target Corp. made it clear that transgender people in its stores are welcome to use the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity. The statement Tuesday by the Minneapolis-based retailer comes amid debates in many state legislatures over restricting public restroom use to the sex listed on a person’s birth certificate. While many of those conversations have centered around restrooms in public schools and government buildings, Target appears to be one of the first big-box retailers to take a proactive stance in declaring its position on the matter when it comes to its own restrooms. While they may not be...
  • Pope Francis calls to accept gays [Revelation 13]

    04/08/2016 11:02:15 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 61 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 4/8/2016 | Ari Yashar
    Pope Francis, who has long revealed his liberal positions through interviews, came out on Friday in an official statement calling on Catholics to be more accepting of homosexuals as well as divorced Catholics. While he didn't change official church doctrines in his paper, which is an "apostolic exhortation" instructing Catholics on how to live, the pope paved the way for a serious shift in the Catholic church away from central tenets of the faith. "A pastor cannot feel that it is enough simply to apply moral laws...as if they were stones to throw at people's lives," he wrote in the...
  • Pope Francis calls to accept gays

    04/08/2016 6:53:23 AM PDT · by Lera · 267 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/8/2016
    In a major shift of Catholic tenets of faith, pope releases paper instructing Catholics on how to live, tells them to accept homosexuals Pope Francis, who has long revealed his liberal positions through interviews, came out on Friday in an official statement calling on Catholics to be more accepting of homosexuals as well as divorced Catholics. While he didn't change official church doctrines in his paper, which is an "apostolic exhortation" instructing Catholics on how to live, the pope paved the way for a serious shift in the Catholic church away from central tenets of the faith. "A pastor cannot...
  • Sorry About 400 North Carolina Jobs (Bye-Bye), but PayPal Is a Nuisance That Sits on Remittances

    04/06/2016 2:03:19 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 41 replies
    Freep | 04/06/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    PayPal sits on remittances for up to a month, money they use as Float on the back of small merchants and businesses. PayPal is a nuisance. Don't use PayPal. Sorry to WCPE listeners who aren't leftists, your station is great, North Carolina is a great state despite UNC Raleigh-Durham. Take back your country.
  • North Carolina Law May Risk Federal Aid

    04/03/2016 10:00:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/1/16 | MATT APUZZO and ALAN BLINDER
    The Obama administration is considering whether North Carolina’s new law on gay and transgender rights makes the state ineligible for billions of dollars in federal aid for schools, highways and housing, officials said Friday. Cutting off any federal money — or even simply threatening to do so — would put major new pressure on North Carolina to repeal the law, which eliminated local protections for gay and transgender people and restricted which bathrooms transgender people can use. A loss of federal money could send the state into a budget crisis and jeopardize services that are central to daily life. Although...
  • Men are being driven to sex change surgery because of the rise of strong women, says author

    04/03/2016 8:36:26 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 3, 2016 | Emily Chan
    Best-selling author Fay Weldon has caused controversy after suggesting that men are being driven to sex change because 'women have it better than men'. The 84-year-old, who lives in Dorset, also said anorexia was for 'girls who don`t want to grow up' and 'have periods', claiming that for many 'sex is disgusting'. It comes after fellow writer Ian McEwan sparked a row on Thursday after warning of a 'troubling' wave of political correctness when discussing the rights of transgender people.
  • PepsiCo CEO writes McCrory, calls for repeal of LGBT law

    04/02/2016 3:40:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 2, 2016 5:22 PM EDT
    The CEO of PepsiCo, Inc., a company with roots in North Carolina, has written Gov. Pat McCrory, asking him to repeal the new law preventing specific anti-discrimination rules for LGBT people for public accommodations and restroom use. In a letter hand delivered to McCrory on Friday, PepsiCo head Indra Nooyi called the law inconsistent with how her company treats its employees. …
  • California mayor bans Trump from campaigning in her city

    04/01/2016 7:07:32 PM PDT · by kevcol · 121 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 1, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump may want to avoid West Hollywood when he campaigns in California ahead of the state's potentially decisive June 7 primary. Lindsey Horvath, the mayor of West Hollywood, Calif., which is located in the heart of Los Angeles County and home to a sizable population of gay men, penned a letter to Trump this week explaining that he is unwelcome in her city. "With the primary making its way to California, as West Hollywood's Mayor, I want to make very clear that your campaign of violence and intimidation is not welcome in our City," she wrote...
  • Five Sure Signs That America Has Gone Mad

    03/31/2016 12:13:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/31/2016 | Michael Brown
    If you needed proof that America has lost it corporate mind, here are 5 compelling examples. 1. In New York City, Cooper Union College has decided to remove all “gender markings” from its bathrooms. As reported by The Guardian, “Last fall, the oldest building on the Cooper Union campus underwent a sudden renovation. A group of students, agitating for their transgender classmates, stripped the words ‘men’ and ‘women’ off the doors of the Foundation Building’s restrooms.” But rather than discipline the unruly students, “the Cooper Union administration this month moved to remove the gender designations from all the bathrooms on...
  • Christians Must Unite Now Against Gay Bullies and Their Allies

    03/28/2016 8:35:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2016 | Michael Brown
    mayor of San Francisco has banned all publicly-funded city employees from traveling to North Carolina. The NFL is threatening to block Atlanta, Georgia from hosting a future Super Bowl. The NBA is threatening to relocate next year’s All Star game from Charlotte, North Carolina to another city. Corporate giants like American Airlines and Hollywood giants like Disney are threatening action against Georgia and North Carolina. Why? It is because North Carolina has passed a bill requiring people to use the public bathroom or locker room that corresponds to their birth certificate gender and because Georgia has enacted legislation (yet to...
  • BREAKING: Nathan Deal will veto Georgia’s ‘religious liberty’ bill

    03/28/2016 7:19:56 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 182 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 3/28/16 | Greg Bluestein
    Gov. Nathan Deal said he will veto the “religious liberty” bill that triggered a wave of criticism from gay rights groups and business leaders and presented him with one of the most consequential challenges he’s faced since his election to Georgia’s top office. The measure “doesn’t reflect the character of our state or the character of its people,” the governor said Monday in prepared remarks. He said state legislators should leave freedom of religion and freedom of speech to the U.S. Constitution.
  • Major businesses stand against NC anti-discrimination law

    03/24/2016 9:06:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 24, 2016 10:02 PM EDT | Emery P. Dalesio and Gary D. Robertson
    Corporations expressed disappointment Thursday and the NCAA vowed to monitor what North Carolina does next now that the state has banned any local government measures protecting people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. American Airlines, which operates its second-largest hub in Charlotte; IBM and Biogen, which have facilities in the state’s Research Triangle; and payments processor PayPal, which had announced plans to hire 400 people in Charlotte only last week, were among major employers condemning the new law. The legislature called a special session Wednesday to void a Charlotte ordinance that would have enabled transgender...
  • Many European doctors still think homosexuality is a disease

    03/21/2016 9:40:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Mar 21, 2016 | From euroefe.es | Translated by Samuel White
    A “large number” of doctors in certain EU member states still view homosexuality as a disease, a report has revealed. Euroefe reports. “The research also shows that there are still quite a number of healthcare professionals in several EU member states who believe LGBT people suffer from pathological diseases,” said Michael O’Flaherty, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). A recent FRA report found that Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia are the EU countries where this misconception is most widely held. This negative view of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people held by groups of professionals...
  • Why can’t three get married?

    03/21/2016 8:23:58 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 52 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 3/21/16 | Michael Cook
    You might think that this is grotesque. I certainly think it is grotesque. But should we be so judgemental about the unorthodox connubial arrangements of Anna and Lucy Decinque, 31-year-old identical twins who are sharing a bed with their 32-year-old electrical mechanic boyfriend Ben Byrne? The trio have lived together for the last four years in Perth, Western Australia, with the girls’ mother. The girls are inseparable, so much so that they have spent A$240,000 on various cosmetic improvements to look even more alike. They imitate each other and share everything. Even their boyfriend. When Anna and Lucy appeared on...
  • McDonald's-ad-featuring-gay-son-coming-out-sparks-controversy

    03/10/2016 10:30:32 PM PST · by Kudsman · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 10, 2016 | Fox News
    Religious groups in Taiwan are calling for a boycott of McDonald’s after the fast food giant premiered a commercial they say promotes “gay issues." The minute-and-a-half ad features a boy coming out to his father by writing, “I like boys” on a McCafe coffee cup and sliding it across the table.
  • Queen Elizabeth Says Devotion to Christian Faith Is Why She Won't Support Gay Marriage

    03/09/2016 1:19:10 PM PST · by NRx · 87 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03-09-2016 | Michael Gryboski
    Queen Elizabeth II opposed the legalization of same-sex marriage in England because of her deeply held Christian values, a close friend has reportedly told a London-based newspaper. The UK Daily Mail published a story Sunday which claimed that the queen, who is also head of the Church of England, secretly opposed gay marriage but was in favor of civil partnerships. The unnamed "friend" said the monarch was frustrated by the fact that she could only "advise and warn" on the issue. "It was the 'marriage' thing that she thought was wrong, because marriage ought to be sacrosanct between a man...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court justice apologizes for anti-gay opinion pieces (25 years ago)

    03/08/2016 5:14:41 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    sconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley on Monday apologized for anti-gay opinion pieces she wrote as a college student 24 years ago, saying she is embarrassed by the content and tone and that they do not reflect her worldview or current work as a judge. The liberal group One Wisconsin Now revealed one column and two letters to the editor that Bradley wrote in February and November 1992 when she was a student at Marquette University. They were published in the Marquette Tribune, the student newspaper. Bradley faces state Appeals Court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg in the April 5 election for...
  • California Sodomite Assemblyman Attempts to Bully 21 States into Embracing Sodomite Agenda

    03/07/2016 3:57:39 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 20 replies
    Sons Of Liberty ^ | 3/5/2016 | Tim Brown
    California’s sodomite assemblyman Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) has introduced a bill that would limit traveling of state employees to states that recognize the protections of the First Amendment and have backed that up with religious liberty laws to protect Americans who disagree with the criminal behavior of sodomites. Along with Assembly Bill 1887, which was introduced by Low in mid-February, he has also introduced a “package” of bills at punishing state employees that would travel on official business to states that protect religious liberty. “I’m proud to be a voice for the LGBT community throughout the state and in the...
  • Feminist Internet: Men Proposing to Women Is Rape Culture [Not a Satire]

    03/06/2016 7:37:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | March 4, 2016 | Katherine Timpf
    According to a piece in the feminist blog Bustle, the tradition of men proposing women is “problematic” because it “perpetuates rape culture.” Yes — not “problematic” because it perpetuates recklessly emotional social media posts, but because it “perpetuates rape culture.”
  • Republican governor shocks conservatives, vetoes transgender bathroom bill (SD)

    03/01/2016 3:51:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 132 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard shocked conservatives Tuesday when he vetoed legislation that would have prohibited students in South Dakota public schools from using opposite-sex restrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities. The decision is a boon for transgender advocates who lobbied the governor to reject the bill, arguing it was discriminatory and would have harmed the emotional well-being of transgender students. Proponents of the legislation contended it’s inappropriate to have adolescent boys and girls showering and changing in the same room. “Do you feel it appropriate for a 13-year-old girl to be exposed to the anatomy of a boy? Or for...
  • Seattle man tests transgender rule by undressing in women's locker room

    Seattle Parks and Recreation is facing a first-of-a-kind challenge to gender bathroom rules. Last week, a man undressed in a women's locker room, citing a new state rule that allows people to choose a bathroom based on gender identity. Around 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 8, a man wearing board shorts entered the women's locker room at Evans Pool and took of his shirt, according to Seattle Parks and Recreation. Women alerted staff, who told the man to leave, but he said "the law has changed and I have a right to be here." As far as policy to protect everyone,...
  • NY Bishops Won't Oppose Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy

    02/17/2016 5:25:56 PM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 2/12/16 | Christine Niles
    NEW YORK (ChurchMilitant.com) - The bishops of New York have no plans to oppose state measures against gay conversion therapy. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in a February 6 press release he would ban counseling for minors to help get rid of unwanted same-sex desires, which he called "a hateful and fundamentally flawed practice." "New York has been at the forefront of acceptance and equality for the LGBT community for decades," Cuomo said, "and today we are continuing that legacy and leading by example." "We will not allow the misguided and the intolerant to punish LGBT young people for simply being...
  • Virginia House Passes Bill to Protect Religious Business Owners

    02/17/2016 2:35:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 02/17/2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    The Virginia House of Delegates passed a measure Tuesday that would prohibit the state from taking action against businesses that refuse services to same-sex couples or people who engage in extra-marital sex. The House passed the controversial bill in a 56-41 vote, with supporters saying the legislation would protect religious rights of business owners from state-led lawsuits or the loss of state grants and contracts for simply refusing service to gay couples. ...
  • Boxing star Manny Pacquiao draws flak for same-sex comment

    02/16/2016 3:22:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 16, 2016 5:42 AM EST | Teresa Cerojano
    World boxing star Manny Pacquiao has drawn an outcry in the Philippines after publicly denouncing people in same-sex relationships as "worse than animals." Pacquiao, a high school dropout from a poverty-stricken rural family who went on to become a boxing legend, made the remark when he and other Philippine senatorial candidates were asked by the local TV5 network about their views on same-sex marriage. His remarks were posted online Monday by TV5, sparking criticism, including by some fellow Filipino celebrities. "It's just common sense," said the 37-year-old Pacquiao, who is currently a member of the House of Representatives. "Have you...