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  • State Dep’t Official Warns of Backlash in Promoting LGBT Rights Abroad

    04/17/2014 9:34:35 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | 04/17/2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    Addressing an event on “global LGBT rights,” a senior State Department official on Wednesday sounded a note of caution about how the U.S. promotes such issues in religiously or culturally conservative countries, warning of the risk of a backlash there. “We should maintain enough humility to remember that we are terribly new at promoting LGBT human rights as U.S. foreign policy. Of course we want to do good – but we should do it, with patience, in a way that results in the maximum benefit for those we want to help.” The Obama administration’s State Department has made promotion of...
  • Gay activists aim to shut down Oregon health food store over owner’s support for true marriage

    04/08/2014 4:17:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 75 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    PORTLAND, OR, April 8, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A soon-to-be opened natural foods store in Oregon is in danger of never opening its doors after homosexual activists publicized remarks its Mormon owner made online supporting true marriage and organized a boycott targeting not just the store, but its suppliers. Chauncy Childs had planned to open Moreland Farmers Pantry, an organic, locally-sourced grocery store, in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland. But because of comments she made under a pseudonym during a discussion on Facebook last year in which she defended true marriage and said business owners should have the right to refuse...
  • 'Gay mafia' attacks Focus on the Family movie

    04/13/2014 2:02:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    WND.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Drew Zahn
    The Christian organization Focus on the Family is releasing a movie in theaters May 6 called “Irreplaceable” about the value of traditional families, the importance of fathers being engaged in their children’s lives and the healing power of forgiveness. But apparently to some advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, or LGBT, community, that’s a cardinal sin. LGBT advocates have launched an effort to disparage the movie online, petition against it and work to make sure “Irreplaceable” isn’t seen in your local theater. Focus President Jim Daly reports in a blog post that some of the more than 700...
  • ‘NewsOne Now’ Panel: Has the LGBT Lobby Gone Too Far?

    04/09/2014 11:30:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Newsone ^ | Apr 7, 2014
    Just ten days after becoming CEO of web company Mozilla, Brendan Eich resigned after drawing the ire of LGBT advocates. In 2008, Eich donated money to the Proposition 8 campaign, an effort around legislation to make same-sex marriage illegal in California. When he was announced as the new Mozilla head, members of the LGBT community and even Mozilla employees expressed their dissatisfaction through social media and called for Eich’s resignation. Many have since spoken out against the backlash calling it unfair. On Monday’s “NewsOne Now,” Roland Martin was joined by a panel of guests to discuss the news, whether the...
  • UPDATE: Bp. Jugis (Charlotte) endorses Sr. Jane Laurel and talk at High School

    04/08/2014 8:38:10 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    Fr. Z's WDTPRS ^ | 8 April 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    I have written about the incident at the High School in Charlotte, where Dominican Sister Jane Laurel gave a talk on human sexuality that produced sparked a mob reaction. Spittle-flecked nutty, bullying, intimidation ensue. From LifeNews: Charlotte diocese backs nun who gave school talk promoting Church teaching on homosexuality CHARLOTTE, NC, April 7, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The bishop of Charlotte is backing a Dominican nun who has been at the center of a fiery controversy since last month when she gave a speech promoting Catholic teaching on sexuality to students at Charlotte Catholic High School. After a public meeting with...
  • Mozilla Chief Learns, if You Don’t Support Gay Marriage, You Don’t Deserve a Job

    04/04/2014 8:13:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    As we enter this golden age of tolerance and diversity, the nation’s gay rights community is sending a warning message to Americans: If you don’t support gay marriage, you don’t deserve a job. Apparently, Brendan Eich did not get that message. He’s the former chief executive officer at Mozilla, the technology group that gave us the Firefox Web browser. Eich resigned under a firestorm of controversy after it was revealed he had donated $1,000 in support of California’s Proposition 8, a ballot initiative that protected traditional marriage. It’s unclear who outed Eich. But that really doesn’t matter. Once his donation...
  • Transgender claims HARASSMENT, wants apology for being suspended after using women’s bathroom

    04/04/2014 8:33:12 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 30 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 04/04/2014 | The Right Scoop
    A male-born transgender student was caught using the women’s bathroom at a local NC College by a female security officer and was escorted from campus and asked not to return until further notice. The suspension was lifted the next day, but he was told by the dean that he must bring medical proof that he’s a female in order for the school to allow him to use female restrooms. This student is now claiming harassment and discrimination and wants an apology from the school for the suspension and better policies toward transgender students. But the school says they’ve reviewed their...
  • How to become untouchable...Mozilla CEO pressured to resign over Prop 8 contribution

    04/01/2014 6:45:23 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 15 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 4/1/14 | Steve Berman
    What's not being widely reported is that Eich was one of the founders of mozilla.org, the nonprofit he now runs. This is no outsider brought in to whip up profits, because it's a nonprofit. This is no outsider brought in at all. Eich was one of the designers at the original Netscape in 1995, and worked on Javascript, one of the backbones of Internet technology today (if it weren't for Javascript, most interactive websites, including blogs, would not function). He's a technical person, and served as CTO of Mozilla since 2005, and also on the board of the Mozilla Foundation....
  • Gay activists hurl feces at German parents protesting pro-gay school curriculum: report

    03/29/2014 5:15:43 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 75 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3-28-14 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    As parents in Germany have protested a new pro-homosexual “sexual diversity” curriculum in their schools, homosexual activists have attacked them by hurling feces and destroying their property, according to the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians, which documents anti-Christian incidents in Europe. "Protesters were physically attacked and it was felt that the police failed to protect the parents’ basic right of assembly," said a statement from the Observatory describing incidents at recent rallies in Baden-Württemberg and Cologne. According to eyewitnesses, says the Observatory, "Christian parents were shouted at with obscenities.” "They were spit at, eggs were thrown, and little...
  • National LGBT Group Takes Issue with Ohio Archdiocese's 'Morals Clause' for Teachers

    03/20/2014 7:38:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/20/2013 | Michael Gryboski
    A national gay rights organization has taken issue with a Roman Catholic Archdiocese's recently implemented "morals clause" added to their private school teacher contracts. "As support for LGBT equality continues to grow, particularly among Catholics, the Cincinnati Archdiocese is enacting draconian restrictions on Catholic school employees," Paul Guequierre of the Human Rights Campaign wrote in an entry on the group's website Tuesday that calls for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to reconsider its new rule. "HRC is calling on Diocese leaders to model Christian values and not discriminate against LGBT teachers or straight allies in their employment practices." Guequierre argued that...
  • Guinness Pulls Out of St. Patty’s Parade Over LGBT Ban (New York City)

    03/16/2014 7:03:20 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 16, 2014 | Leonard Greene
    Guinness pulls out of St. Patty’s parade over LGBT ban Guinness beer has pulled its sponsorship from New York’s famed St. Patrick’s day parade over a controversial policy that prohibits gays and lesbians from marching openly, according to reports. “Guinness has a strong history of supporting diversity and being an advocate for equality for all,” the company said in a statement on the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation website. “We were hopeful that the policy of exclusion would be reversed for this year’s parade. As this has not come to pass, Guinness has withdrawn its participation. We will continue...
  • LGBT Group Asks Obama to Allow Transgenders in Military Through Executive Order

    03/14/2014 9:04:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 14, 2014 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force seized on an advocacy group's report on transgender military service Thursday to call on President Barack Obama to issue an executive order allowing transgender men and women to serve in the military. “We commend the commission for stating independently what we all know: there is no compelling medical reason to exclude trans people from serving their country, and transitions would place almost no burden on the military,” Rea Carey, executive director of the task force, said in a press release . “The President should sign an executive order to lift the...
  • TRANSGENDER STUDENT RECANTS SEXUAL ASSAULT REPORT

    03/04/2014 4:32:29 PM PST · by bkopto · 54 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | Mar 4, 2014 | staff
    Police say a transgender teen who said he was beaten and sexually assaulted in a California high school bathroom has recanted the story. Hercules police spokeswoman Detective Connie Van Putten says detectives interviewed the student Tuesday and determined nothing had happened to him. On Monday, the 15-year-old student reported he was attacked by three boys in a bathroom at a suburban San Francisco public school. The teen, who is biologically female but identifies as male, had told officers he was leaving a boy's bathroom late Monday morning at Hercules Middle/High School when the assailants...
  • Arizona SB 1062: When People Willfully Suppress Truth for Lies

    03/03/2014 9:47:38 AM PST · by enn247
    ENN ^ | 03/03/14 | Walter Myers III
    As Russian troops roll into Ukraine, President Obama’s feckless and absentee leadership on the global stage is an American embarrassment and as President, his actions increasingly endanger the safety and security of all Americans. Obama is changing the course of American history as he abandons our international friends, yields and compromises with our adversaries, abrogates our foreign responsibilities, slashes our military, unilaterally retreats while engaged in war, and surrenders to Russia the premier dominance of global influence. Like Neville Chamberlin, the pre-WWII English Prime Minister, Obama’s appeasement efforts typifies Chamberlin’s as world tensions escalate and simmer. Obama’s misguided foreign affairs...
  • LGBT group to march in South Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade

    03/01/2014 4:03:53 PM PST · by mgist · 85 replies
    Boston ^ | 3/1/14 | Zimmerman
    The Boston Globe reported earlier today that Mayor Walsh and parade organizers have negotiated a deal that would allow for LGBT advocacy group MassEquality to march in the parade, however there are conditions attached. Marchers from the group would not be permitted to wear T-shirts or hold signs that include the word gay or refer to sexual orientation.
  • Homosexual activists aim to ‘destroy the family’, impose ‘totalitarianism’: gay pro-family activist

    02/28/2014 2:28:37 PM PST · by NYer · 27 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 27, 2014 | HILARY WHITE
    ROME, February 27, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “I am a homosexual, but I’m against ‘gay marriage,’” a French pro-family activist told an Italian Catholic opinion paper earlier this month. Jean-Pier-Delaume Myard, spokesman for Manif Pour Tous, told La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana that the “sole purpose” of the homosexualist “gay rights” movement is “destroying the family.” Myard gave the interview following the first big pro-family Manif Pour Tous event in Italy on February 11. Myard noted that in a recent talk, he said “we must break the silence” about the real nature of the homosexualist movement, noting that many homosexuals “have nothing to...
  • Pew Survey: A Decade of Change in American Attitudes about Same-Sex Marriage and LGBT Issues

    02/26/2014 3:01:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Pew Research ^ | 02/26/2014
    Executive Summary Support for same-sex marriage jumped 21 percentage points from 2003, when Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage, to 2013. Currently, a majority (53%) of Americans favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry, compared to 41% who oppose. In 2003, less than one-third (32%) of Americans supported allowing gay and lesbian people to legally marry, compared to nearly 6-in-10 (59%) who opposed. Today, roughly equal numbers of Americans say they strongly favor (22%) legalizing same-sex marriage as say they strongly oppose it (20%). By contrast, a decade earlier strong opponents (35%) outnumbered strong supporters...
  • Eric Holder Is Wrong Because MLK Was Right

    02/26/2014 11:37:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    Attorney General Eric Holder is now arguing that state attorney generals who refuse to defend provisions in their state constitutions restricting marriage to the union of one man and one woman are following in the footsteps of the civil rights movement. "Mr. Holder has said he views today's gay-rights campaigns as a continuation of the civil rights movement that won rights for black Americans in the 1950s and '60s," the New York Times reported Tuesday. Holder provided an example of what the Times was talking about when he spoke earlier this month at a dinner sponsored by the Human Rights...
  • Stop Saying “That’s So Gay!”: 6 Types of Microaggressions That Harm LGBTQ People

    02/23/2014 9:11:47 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 109 replies
    Psychology Benefits Society ^ | February 7, 2014 | http://psychologybenefits.org/2014/02/07/anti-lgbt-microaggressions/
    (big time BARF ALERT!)When I was a little kid, I used to hear my brothers, cousins, and friends say things like “That’s so gay!” on a pretty regular basis. I would usually laugh along, hoping with all my might that they didn’t know my secret. My parents and other adults in my life would tell me things like “Boys don’t cry” or “Be a man!” which essentially was their way of telling me that being emotional was forbidden or a sign of weakness. When I was a teenager, there were a few boys at my high school who ridiculed me,...
  • Loyola bans same-sex wedding ceremonies in new policy [Loyola University Chicago]

    02/22/2014 5:52:29 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 19 replies
    WindyCity Media Group (Gay) ^ | 2014-02-20 | by Derrick Clifton
    (Note that this article is from a LGBT media group's point of view.) Loyola University Chicago changed its guidelines for wedding ceremonies on campus, adopting an official policy ahead of Illinois' equal-marriage law on June 1. The new policy, enacted last December, only allows Catholic weddings in the university's Madonna della Strada Chapel. All other civil or religious weddings, including same-sex unions, are banned from campus facilities. The decision also comes after a Loyola student launched a Change.org petition last September, urging university administrators to allow same-sex ceremonies on campus. Christine Irvine, a Loyola junior studying visual communication, started the...
  • Ex-Gay Ministry Billboard for Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction Stirs Controversy in LGBT Community

    02/20/2014 2:36:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/20/2014 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    A billboard posted by a Kentucky-based ministry that seeks to treat individuals with unwanted same-sex attraction has garnered controversy for its message. Abba's Delight recently posted the billboard in Louisville, which features a sunny sky and the phrase "Not everyone who is gay is happy. You have options." The billboard has garnered its share of criticism from LGBT groups and individuals who take issue with the organization's view on homosexuality. Daniel Mingo, executive director of Abba's Delight, told The Christian Post that plans for the billboard went back to "the fall of 2013," when "the ministry board discussed the possibility...
  • Dosvedanie to All That{US ambassador to Russia on freedom, security, Putin wanted Obama in Sochi}

    02/14/2014 7:35:14 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 2 replies
    The New Republic ^ | February 14, 2014 | Julia Ioffe
    Before he headed to Moscow in January 2012 as Barack Obama’s new ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul was itching to get out of government. He had dreams of moving back to Palo Alto. The weather’s nice, his family missed the place. But Obama had come to rely on McFaul, a longtime Russia scholar and the National Security Council’s point man on the country. So he offered him a posting he couldn’t decline. McFaul’s academic specialty is revolution—a detail that Vladimir Putin, hounded by a bubbling uprising, immediately seized on. State television vilified McFaul as the man Washington had sent to...
  • Male, female or 'custom'? Facebook announces 50 ways to define gender

    02/13/2014 12:20:05 PM PST · by rustyboots · 46 replies
    You don't have to be just male or female on Facebook anymore. The social media giant is adding a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them....
  • Gender Madness Taking Over the Military and Schools

    02/13/2014 6:47:06 AM PST · by Sioux-san · 40 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 2/13/2014 | Derrick Wilburn
    There are those in this country who view any separation of the genders along any lines at all to be discriminatory. They literally view the words, "MEN" and "WOMEN" above bathroom entrances in the same vein as signs in the 1940′s that read "WHITES" and "COLOREDS" above those same doors. Our founding documents and most of our core personal beliefs reinforce the understanding that all men (and women) are created equal. But is equal, equivalent? According to Merriam-Webster: EQUIVALENT 1 : equal in force, amount, or value; also : equal in area or volume but not superposable 2 : like...
  • Tale Of 2 Universities

    02/10/2014 7:03:41 AM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 7, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    While it may be logical to view the “research university” as a hijacking of higher education, universities could, nonetheless, learn a thing or two from their research wing. Some universities have become so unintentionally comical that they are beyond satire. Nevertheless, those same universities are capable of churning out solid research. Consider Columbia. “Columbia University and Barnard College students filmed a feminist pornographic film in Columbia’s Butler Library to fight what they see as ‘gender tension’ at the school,” Katherine Timpf reported on Campus Reform, a Leadership Institute web site. “The NSFW film, titled ‘Initiatiřn,’ was filmed as a feminist...
  • POV: Why Catholic Schools Have the Right to Fire Married Gay Staff

    02/05/2014 1:37:05 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 32 replies
    BU Today (Boston University) ^ | 2-05-2014 | Charles Glenn
    Courts, and integrity, say schools entitled to enforce beliefsThe New York Times recently ran a front-page story about a Catholic school outside Seattle that fired an administrator who married another man. Just a week later, the front page of the Boston Globe featured a story about a Massachusetts Catholic school that canceled its job offer to a prospective food services director when it learned that he was in a same-sex marriage. Predictably, the tone of both accounts, and the great majority of those quoted, were sympathetic toward the victims of these decisions. While I understand this instinctive reaction, I’d like...
  • Radical Feminists’ War on Churches

    02/04/2014 3:23:39 AM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 3 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 4 February 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    First published on New English Review. By Enza Ferreri The similarity between Muslims on one hand and feminist and homosexual activists on the other may superficially seem shocking, but in fact it is normal, indeed predictable. Their enemy is the same: the decency and morality deriving from Christian civilisation. Muslim mobs desecrate and burn churches, they break crosses. And so do feminists, with their LGBT allies. Last 23-25 November a horde of 7,000 lesbians and pro-abortion feminists tried to storm the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista (John the Baptist) in Argentina, to desecrate and ransack it. Since the church was...
  • Visual Aids @ MLA

    02/03/2014 10:44:48 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 31, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A professor from George Mason University ran a slide show of naked lesbians to accompany her presentation at the Modern Language Association (MLA) annual convention in Chicago this year. Although South Africa legalized gay marriage in 2006, there have been “assaults on black lesbians since then,” according to Rachel Ann Lewis. She did not provide details on those assaults. Lewis, according to her GMU page, “is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Women and Gender Studies Program at George Mason University.” “Prior to joining George Mason, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Transnational Sexualities in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality...
  • Gay Marriages Interrupt Grammys' Universal Reach

    01/26/2014 9:50:52 PM PST · by servo1969 · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood ^ | 1-26-2014 | Christian Toto
    While the Oscars routinely go political and the VMAs pull out all the shock stops, the annual Grammys telecast eschews overtly dividing moments. Assuming you don't mind musical genre mashups worth rubbernecking over. Tonight, LL Cool J emceed another Grammys telecast aimed at the widest audience possible until rappers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis sang Same Love while 33 couples--both straight and gay--got married. "This song is a love song not for some of us, but for all of us," said Queen Latifah who officiated the live wedding in front of a church-like setting complete a gospel choir. "Strip away the...
  • Study: Obama Helped Sway Americans in Favor of Gay Marriage

    01/26/2014 7:12:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/26/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    President Barack Obama has helped sway Americans in support of same-sex marriage, according to a newly released study by the Human Rights Campaign, which notes that he used the word "gay" 272 times in public speeches, more than any of his predecessors. "Words matter an enormous amount, and when President Obama uses his platform to declare that LGBT people are just as American as anyone else, it has a huge and historic effect. President Obama has helped the American people get to know LGBT people on a personal level, and evidence suggests that when people know us, they don't want...
  • Prosecutor: No crime in highway patrolman's sexual encounter with pre-teen

    01/22/2014 2:13:12 PM PST · by Arthurio · 43 replies
    An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper with a history of domestic violence won't face charges related to alleged sexual encounters involving a boy, Sandusky County Sheriff's Deputy Sean O'Connell said. Trooper Ricky Vitte Jr. acknowledged to his wife that he watched porn with the boy five years ago and both Vitte and the boy masturbated together, according to a report by O'Connell. Vitte later told his wife he was attempting to teach the boy about sex, the report said.
  • U.S. court upholds prisoner's right to taxpayer-funded sex change

    01/17/2014 2:10:54 PM PST · by Anton.Rutter · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan. 17, 2014 | Richard Valdmanis
    A Massachusetts prisoner suffering from gender identity disorder should be provided a sex-change operation paid for by the state's prison system, according to a federal appeals court decision issued on Friday. The U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, in a ruling by a panel of three judges, said it agreed with a lower court ruling from 2012 that the Massachusetts Department of Corrections was obligated to provide the surgery as treatment for the inmate, who is serving a life sentence for murder.
  • UMCP may be latest school to cover sex-change surgery

    01/15/2014 4:43:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 1/11/2014 | Carrie Wells
    Students at the University of Maryland, College Park could have the cost of sex-change surgery covered by their health insurance next school year, joining a nationwide trend of private- and public-sector employers offering the benefit. Insurance firms vying to cover the roughly 3,100 students who use the university health plan have been asked to structure proposals to cover sex reassignment surgery. The university expects to choose an insurance provider for the 2014-2015 school year this month. Transgender-rights advocates say that because surgical gender reassignment is so rare, offering the benefit comes with minimal cost and could be a powerful recruitment...
  • Op-Ed: We Are Under Attack by the LGBTPed Community

    01/15/2014 9:30:02 AM PST · by lbryce · 38 replies
    Yeshiva World ^ | January 15, 2014 | Rabbi Yair Hoffman
    It is said that Machiavelli was the first to recommend it, but the old adage of “the best defense is a good offense” has been adapted wholesale by the LGBTPed community, and New York State is next. Last year, gay rights advocates succeeded in convincing Republican Governor Chris Christie to ban therapies that redirect those who are struggling with unhealthy physical attractions toward healthier options. The legislation banning redirection through treatment sessions actually passed in New Jersey as well as California. A bill first introduced last year by Senator Brad Hoylman, a Manhattan Democrat, was just reintroduced in the New...
  • Transgender Love Story: Arin and Katie Break Up

    01/10/2014 3:26:41 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 17 replies
    Barcroft TV via Youtube ^ | January 10, 2014
    I posted the original story here last year: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3046206/posts
  • Holyfield sparks anger with 'homophobic' comments on Celebrity Big Brother

    01/06/2014 6:26:40 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/05/2014 | Martin Domin
    Evander Holyfield sparked a Twitter storm on Sunday night when he classed homosexuality as a disability and claimed it could be 'fixed'. The former four-time heavyweight champion of the world made the comments during his stay in the Celebrity Big Brother house. He was later warned for his outburst, to which he replied he was merely stating his opinion. Holyfield was being quizzed by The Apprentice runner-up Luisa Zissman about whether any boxers had come out as gay. 'While Big Brother understands these are the views you hold, they aren’t the views that are held by a large section of...
  • Kerry: Gay rights are 'the very heart' of U.S. diplomatic efforts world-wide

    01/04/2014 5:11:15 PM PST · by holden · 75 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | June 11, 2013 | T. Kevin Whiteman
    [snip] "To leave nothing vague or ambiguous regarding our nation’s Diplomatic Corps actions in regards to homosexual rights around the globe, the former Massachusetts Senator and presidential candidate [the current U.S. Secretary of State] stated: Across the globe, in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas our diplomats are assisting local LGBT organizations and supporting local human rights advocates working to promote equality, create dialogue, and ensure protections for LGBT individuals."
  • Pedophilia the next 'sexual-rights' revolution? (...LGBT argument to 'minor-attracted persons')

    01/03/2014 9:35:53 AM PST · by Perseverando · 78 replies
    WND ^ | January 02, 2014 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – The underlying assumption that has led to the increasing legitimization of same-sex marriage is now fueling a growing effort in academic circles to mainstream pedophilia. Once considered taboo, psychologists are beginning to walk down the same path LGBT activists established more than 50 years ago, insisting that pedophilia is an inborn “sexual orientation,” not a learned sexual behavior. If people are born with a sexual attraction to minors, the argument goes, their “orientation” should be accepted as normative and not stigmatized. James Cantor, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in the Law and Mental Health Program at the...
  • Glenn Beck Stands With GLAAD Over Russian 'Hetero-Fascism' (Video)

    01/02/2014 2:15:17 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 100 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 12/31/2013 | Sarah Fruchtnicht
    Conservative radio host Glenn Beck told CNN's S.E. Cupp that he would stand with the gay advocacy group GLAAD in the fight against the criminalization of homosexuality in Russia. Beck said it’s ridiculous that Americans were so wrapped up in “Duck Dynasty” and the race of Santa Claus in December. “What are you nuts? That’s the conversation we’re having?” Meanwhile in Russia, he said, “last week one of their biggest stars on television said that homosexuals should be put into the ovens alive.” “I didn’t think you could make the Holocaust worse,” he said, “but he’s like ‘Why the...
  • NYC's Harvey Milk High School for LGBT Students Struggles to Maintain Enrollment Numbers

    01/02/2014 3:53:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/02/2013 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    A New York City academic institution that gained headlines 10 years ago for being the first LGBT-centered public school has been struggling to maintain enrollment expectations. Harvey Milk High School of Manhattan, a small transfer school that became a fully accredited public school in 2003, was expected upon its opening to enroll 100 students. Despite initially making and passing that enrollment goal for its first academic year, subsequent enrollment years have seen numbers fall below the 100-student mark. According to data found at iteach.org, by 2005 the number of students at Harvey Milk High dropped to 83, and by 2006...
  • The ‘Prancing Elites,’ an all-male dance team, ‘appalls’ parade goers

    01/02/2014 10:34:09 AM PST · by Anton.Rutter · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Dec. 23, 2013 | Charlene Sakoda
    The small Alabama town of Semmes is getting a lot of attention for a group of performers recently featured in their Christmas parade. The “Prancing Elites,” self-described as an all-male African-American gay dance team from Mobile, Alabama, marched at the tail end of the Semmes 13th Annual Christmas Parade. The five-member troupe was decked out in white hot pants, Santa hats and red coats to the shocked reaction of some residents.
  • Pope Francis 'shocked' by gay adoption. Will Time take back its Person of the Year award?

    12/29/2013 3:53:28 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 29 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) Blog ^ | December 29th, 2013 | Damian Thompson
    So just how gay-friendly is Pope Francis? Consider this. In his Christmas sermon, Bishop Charles Scicluna of Malta condemned adoption by same-sex couples. He insisted that God's own son was raised by a man and a woman, and not by two men or two women. How divisive! said the media. But now it turns out that Bishop Scicluna met Pope Francis on December 12. The bishop later told the Times of Malta: “We discussed many aspects… and when I raised the issue that’s worrying me as a bishop [the right for gay couples to adopt] he encouraged me to speak...
  • Jesse Jackson Attacks ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson for ‘White Privilege’ (Video)

    12/27/2013 6:42:12 AM PST · by montag813 · 33 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-27-2013 | John Urban
    Compares to bus driver who challenged Rosa Parks by John UrbanTop Right News Not content to be left on the sidelines of any controversy, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. is sticking his nose into the Phil Robertson affair. Jackson, clearly unhappy that only homosexual activists have had the stage thus far, attacked the star of A&E’s reality show “Duck Dynasty,” claiming that Robertson’s comments to GQ reflect “white privilege.” Jackson even absurdly compared Robertson to the bus driver who ordered Rosa Parks to move to the back of the bus in a statement obtained by ABC News: “These statements uttered by Robertson are...
  • Media and Politicians want to impose same-sex “marriage” – but citizens fight back. [Estonia]

    12/27/2013 6:31:24 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 2 replies
    Turtle Bay and Beyond ^ | December 18, 2013 | J.C. von Krempach, J.D.
    Original Headline: Media and Politicians want to impose same-sex “marriage” – but citizens fight back. The case of Estonia The controversial “Lunacek-Report” was rubberstamped in yesterday’s session of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties and will probably be voted in one of the Parliament’s plenary sessions in January. The support of Socialists, Communists, and Greens for this radical paper is not really surprising (after all these groups are known to have embraced same-sex “marriage”, homosexual adoption, etc. as part of their social agenda) – but with regard to the Conservative and Christian Democrat members of the committee one is...
  • Cracker Barrel reportedly pulls Phil Robertson merchandise from stores

    12/21/2013 4:43:37 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 196 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | December 20, 2013 | Twitchy Staff
    Cracker Barrel statement: Cracker Barrel’s mission is Pleasing People. We operate within the ideals of fairness, mutual respect and equal treatment of all people. These ideals are the core of our corporate culture. We continue to offer Duck Commander products in our stores. We removed selected products which we were concerned might offend some of our guests while we evaluate the situation. We continually evaluate the products we offer and will continue to do so.
  • Man kidnaps two brothers, sexually assaults both, tries to kill one before they escape: cops

    12/20/2013 12:14:17 PM PST · by lowbridge · 72 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | december 19, 2013
    A man lured two brothers, ages 5 and 8, from their yard in south Mississippi and took them to his camper trailer, where he sexually abused them and slashed the older boy’s throat, authorities said Thursday. The 8-year-old boy is hospitalized and is expected to survive the Wednesday attack, said Don Bass, chief deputy with Hancock County sheriff’s office on the Mississippi coast. Bass said the older brother, with his throat cut, escaped the suspect’s trailer Wednesday evening and ran about 500 yards to a neighbor’s house. The neighbor called police. The children were abducted Wednesday afternoon from a residence...
  • Out2Enroll: Campaign to Insure LGBT Community Launched

    12/19/2013 7:22:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    PR Web ^ | September 12, 2013
    The Center for American Progress, the Sellers Dorsey Foundation, and the Federal Agencies Project announce the launch of Out2Enroll, a campaign to inform lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities about new coverage options available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to encourage LGBT individuals to enroll in coverage. The Out2Enroll campaign kicks off on September 12 with a briefing at the White House that will feature remarks from Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, and LGBT health and health reform experts from across the country. Out2Enroll will work at...
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson Fired Following Anti-Gay Remarks

    12/18/2013 4:47:00 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 649 replies
    Variety ^ | Dec. 18, 2013 | AJ Marechal
    <p>A+E Networks, parent company of A&E, has released the following statement to Variety: “We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community.”</p>
  • Marriott Hotels Promoting Gay Getaways

    12/08/2013 11:18:55 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 59 replies
    Marriott.com ^ | 12/9/2013
    So I was on the Marriott site looking for deals and vacations for the family this holiday season and early next year and they have a section for gay getaways. Really? I thought the Marriott family were all hardcore Christians and Mormons? https://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-deals/dalwe-springhill-suites-dallas-downtown-west-end/ Pride and Joy Couples Getaway in Dallas, Texas Enjoy time with your favorite person while we make this a stay to remember at the SpringHill Suites Dallas Downtown/West End. Rates from: $129 - $229 Valid Through: December 31, 2013 Find out more Check Rates & Availability Check-in date (mm/dd/yy) Check-out date (mm/dd/yy) PROMOTIONAL CODE: 4LG What's this?...
  • 'Preferred' pronouns gain traction at US colleges

    11/30/2013 9:58:02 AM PST · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | November 30, 2013 | Lisa Leff
    The weekly meetings of Mouthing Off!, a group for students at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, always start the same way. Members take turns going around the room saying their names and the personal pronouns they want others to use when referring to them — she, he or something else. It's an exercise that might seem superfluous given that Mills, a small and leafy liberal arts school historically referred to as the Vassar of the West, only admits women as undergraduates. Yet increasingly, the "shes" and "hers" that dominate the introductions are...