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  • Oregon Baker to Christians: 'Get Ready for Civil Disobedience'

    07/05/2015 8:06:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 3, 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Defiant Oregon bakers fined $135,000 for their 2013 refusal to make a cake for a lesbian wedding reportedly vow to "fight back" against the state labor commissioner's stiff penalty – and are calling on "Christians … to take a stand." "For years, we’ve heard same-sex marriage will not affect anybody," Aaron Klein, co-owner of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, told The Blaze. "I’m here firsthand to tell everyone in America that it has already impacted people. Christians, get ready to take a stand. Get ready for civil disobedience." Oregon's Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian on Thursday issued a final ruling in the...
  • I’m Feeling Like an Umbrella Salesman In a Thunderstorm

    07/02/2015 10:47:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Michael Brown
    About 20 years ago, I was spending time with David Wilkerson in New York City when a storm unexpectedly broke out as we were leaving a building. Sure enough, in true New York fashion, there was someone right outside the door selling umbrellas, and as expected, Pastor Dave bought one to keep us dry in the showers. In fact, just about everyone seemed to buy one as they walked outside into the sudden downpour. I feel like that umbrella salesman today, except that for years now, I’ve been selling these umbrellas in the desert, knowing that a massive storm was...
  • Secret DOJ Memo To Legalize '12 New Perversions,' Including Bestiality And Pedophilia

    07/01/2015 4:47:49 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | July 1 2015 | Kyle Mantyla
    Tom DeLay appeared on Newsmax TV yesterday, where he told host Steve Malzberg that, just as he had predicted, all Hell is now breaking loose because of the Supreme Court ruling striking down gay marriage bans. Things are now so out of control, DeLay said, that he even knows about a "secret memo" from the Justice Department aimed at legalizing "12 new perversions," including bestiality and pedophilia. "We've already found a secret memo coming out of the Justice Department," DeLay claimed. "They're now going to go after 12 new perversions, things like bestiality, polygamy, having sex with little boys and...
  • The Media, the Court and the Slippery Sex Slope

    07/01/2015 8:27:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Back in 2003, the Associated Press gave serious aid and comfort to a vicious campaign against Sen. Rick Santorum over an interview he granted them dealing with the gay rights issue. AP spent a week promoting calls to remove Santorum from the Senate GOP leadership for this fraction of their interview: "If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery." AP hyped this comparison by adding the word...
  • Gay Marriage Vs. Religious Liberty

    04/30/2015 10:04:08 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 30, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case to determine whether the Constitution requires states to issue same-sex marriage licenses and requires other states to honor same-sex marriages performed in those states. A primary argument by the plaintiffs is that gay marriage is covered under the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment and that if straights can marry, then so can gays. The counterargument is that marriage is a privilege and not a right, a union of one man and one woman sanctioned over millennia by virtually every culture and country over time as the stable...
  • Churches Could Lose Tax Exemption Over Gay Marriage

    06/30/2015 10:40:19 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Lost in the celebrations over universal gay marriage, like abortion, being deemed a right found in the “penumbras and emanations” of the Constitution is the chilling effect the ruling has on religious liberty. In a telling exchange between the Obama administration’s Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. and Justice Samuel Alito, detailed by Tom Blumer at Newsbusters.com, in which Verrilli admitted that churches could lose their tax exemptions if they refuse to perform gay weddings: Justice Alito: Well, in the Bob Jones case, the Court held that a college was not entitled to tax­exempt status if it opposed interracial marriage...
  • Gay Army General Reflects on Supreme Court's Historic Ruling

    06/29/2015 4:26:33 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 31 replies
    Military.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Bryant Jordan
    The first general officer to come out as gay following the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell in 2011 says the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage across the country makes "a positive difference in many service members' lives" for practical and heartfelt reasons. "The practical impact is uniformity in the recognition of family," Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith told Miltary.com. "The heartfelt impact is that every family matters, regardless of who you marry." Smith, who married Tracey Hepner in 2012 at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC, was at Brooks Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, as the...
  • What Will LBGT-Friendly Laws Mean for Medicine?

    06/29/2015 2:12:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Aletelia ^ | June 22, 2015 | MICHAEL COOK
    With same-sex marriage and the transformation of Bruce Jenner into Caitlyn Jenner in the world headlines, it’s time to ask what LGBT bioethics would look like. Timothy Murphy, of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, foreshadows some of the major themes in the journal Bioethics. Bioethics benefits. “Bioethics is better than it would otherwise have been, because people queer in their sexual interests and identities have challenged misconceived concepts of health and disease, challenged obstacles to access and equity in healthcare, and forced attention to professional standards in clinical care, among other things.” Defending LGBT parenting. To show that the battle...
  • The “journey” of a 10 year old transgender child. Somebody call the cops

    06/28/2015 2:35:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 28, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    This is a disturbing, or perhaps better described as heartbreaking story which popped up this weekend and set off all sorts of alarm bells for me. NBC News is featuring the tale of a child named Lia (until recently, Liam) who is being fully encouraged and supported by his parents on a “journey” to become a girl. The child is ten years old and began this “trip” at the age of five. We moved from Indiana to New Hampshire when Lia was 4. She was still wearing boys’ clothes and playing with trucks through preschool, but she really wanted girl...
  • It’s Time to Legalize Polygamy

    06/28/2015 9:56:10 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 67 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | June 28, 2015 | Fredrik deBoer
    Welcome to the exciting new world of the slippery slope. With the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling this Friday legalizing same sex marriage in all 50 states, social liberalism has achieved one of its central goals. A right seemingly unthinkable two decades ago has now been broadly applied to a whole new class of citizens. Following on the rejection of interracial marriage bans in the 20th Century, the Supreme Court decision clearly shows that marriage should be a broadly applicable right—one that forces the government to recognize, as Friday’s decision said, a private couple’s “love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family.” The...
  • LGBT Activists Are Still Fighting

    06/28/2015 9:18:36 AM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 28, 2015 | MATT SCHIAVENZA
    MATT SCHIAVENZA 9:21 AM ET On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guaranteed the right to same-sex marriage, a significant milestone in the decades-long struggle to achieve equal rights for gay and lesbian Americans. “Today, we can say in no uncertain terms, that we have made our union a little more perfect,” said President Obama. But amid the euphoria of the Supreme Court announcement, many LGBT activists echoed a consistent refrain: Their work is not done. One of the issues that came to the forefront during the week before the Supreme Court ruling was the plight of...
  • As (gay) pride soars, Apple adds LGBT featured section to the App Store

    06/27/2015 8:02:40 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 25 replies
    CNet ^ | June 26, 2015 | Anthony Domanico
    Apple has added an LGBT section to its App Store that showcases apps, books, movies, TV shows and podcasts to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots. It's Gay Pride in cities worldwide this month, an event sure to get a big boost of excitement following the US Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide on Friday. And in what some digerati may consider added cause for celebration, Apple has added an LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) section on the App Store that showcases tons of content for the LGBT community. The section, which went live on the App Store...
  • Our letters policy on same-sex marriage - an explanation and an apology: John L. Micek

    06/27/2015 3:40:04 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | June 27, 2015 | John L. Micek
    About 10 or 15 minutes after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which made gay marriage legal across the country, including the 13 states that up until now had banned it, a colleague of mine walked into the PennLive newsroom. A smile lit up her face and there were tears in her eyes. Up until about 10 a.m. on Friday, my gay colleague sat on pins and needles, waiting to see if nine lawyers were about to throw the life and her and her partner into absolute upheaval. We embraced and I offered...
  • Swapping flags

    06/26/2015 7:34:31 PM PDT · by Silence Dogwood · 22 replies
    Today, the country has suffered a terrible blow. Over the past week, the fight for states’ rights, which has been going on since the founding of the union, has suffered two terrible blows. The Confederate Naval Jack -- colloquially, and erroneously referred to as the “Stars and Bars”—has been taken down by popular opinion, and in its place, and at the behest of the highest court, the striped flag of gay pride has arisen to fly higher than ever before. Now, the purpose of this is not to comment on the rightness or wrongness of homosexuality, or of gay marriage,...
  • LGBT Leaders: Gay Marriage Is Not Enough (Totalitarian System)

    06/26/2015 12:57:43 PM PDT · by C19fan · 78 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 26, 2015 | Samantha Allen
    Friday’s 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court ruling made same-sex marriage officially legal nationwide. Great. What’s next? The Court closed the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, ruling that the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment does not allow states to ban same-sex marriage. But other critical issues facing LGBT Americans have been waiting for the same mix of funding and public interest that carried same-sex marriage over the threshold.
  • Gays can't use U.S. Catholic family meet to attack Church (Vatican-sponsored conference)

    06/26/2015 12:26:41 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    RobinsPost ^ | 06/25/2015 | Philip Pullella
    <p>Homosexuals can attend a Catholic family congress in Philadelphia during Pope Francis' U.S. visit this year but won't be allowed to use it to attack Church teachings, the city's archbishop said on Thursday.</p> <p>"We don't want to provide a platform at the meeting for people to lobby for positions contrary to the life of our Church," said Archbishop Charles Chaput. The Catholic Church teaches homosexuality is not sinful but homosexual acts are.</p>
  • Obama shuts down White House heckler: 'You're in my house!'

    06/25/2015 5:17:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 6-24-15 | Kevin Liptak
    Washington (CNN)—President Barack Obama is used to hecklers stopping him during speeches -- but he draws the line when the audience interrupts him in his own house. As Obama was speaking at a White House event honoring LGBT Pride Month on Wednesday, an accented voice rang out from the crowd. Obama wasn't amused. "Shame on you," he told his heckler, who was protesting deportations under the Obama administration. Obama responded, "Listen you're in my house ... it's not respectful." The interruption persisted, however, and Obama asked for the heckler to be removed from the East Room. "As a general rule...
  • The Gen X Factor

    06/24/2015 12:13:32 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 24, 2015 | Tony Perkins
    Over the next week, the only opinion people will care about on marriage is the Supreme Court’s. But as more surveys show, the backdrop for that ruling is a country still very much divided on the issue — with one exception: Millennials. America’s 18 to 29-year-olds, raised in an age of LGBT saturation in schools, Hollywood, and social media, are the most enthusiastic about redefining an institution that half of their parents aren’t even a part of. Lately, though, what’s newsworthy isn’t the younger generation’s support for same-sex “marriage,” but their older siblings’ growing opposition to it. wedding photo In...
  • VIDEO: Mayor Murray unveils rainbow crosswalks on Capitol Hill [ Seattle gay area ]

    06/23/2015 5:11:52 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 45 replies
    KIRO TV (CBS) - Seattle ^ | June 23, 2015 | Staff
    As Pride Week gets underway in Seattle, Mayor Ed Murray unveiled new rainbow crosswalks at several Capitol Hill intersections Tuesday morning. There are 11 crosswalks on Capitol Hill getting the rainbow treatment -- for a total cost of more than $100,000 according to the city's transportation director. Seven of those were painted and treated overnight and four others will be finished Tuesday night. The idea has been discussed for some time, but was delayed by logistics and cost. It was initially said that the colorful crosswalks cost about $6,000 for a total of $66,000 for all 11. The money comes...
  • LGBT Studies Course At San Francisco High School May Be 1st In Nation

    06/23/2015 5:51:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 22, 2015
    A San Francisco high school may be the first in the country to offer an LGBT studies course. The course will cover terminology, and the broad history of LGBT issues. “We’ll look at what it’s been like for gay men, what it’s been like for lesbian women ...
  • We're Not About To Crawl Into A Hole and Die

    06/22/2015 6:24:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Over and over again we are told that we have lost the culture wars and that it’s time for us to throw in the towel and capitulate, especially as the Supreme Court’s decision on redefining marriage is about to be announced (or has even been announced by the time you read this article). I’m here to announce that no matter what the Supreme Court says, no matter what the President says, no matter what society says, we are not bowing down to anyone other than the Lord Himself. And with God’s help, there’s not a shred of a possibility that...
  • From Moral Relativism to Reality Relativism

    06/20/2015 7:18:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2015 | Michael Brown
    For the last few decades, our culture has warmly embraced moral relativism, where right and wrong are determined based on our feelings, and so there is nothing absolute. Morality is entirely relative, which means that you can have your morality and I can have mine. Today, we have moved from moral relativism to reality relativism, where not only morality but everything is determined by how I feel, so you can have your reality and I can have mine.This is not a matter of a dangerous descent down a slippery slope. This is a matter of falling off the cliff entirely....
  • How LGBT-friendly laws could change medicine

    06/19/2015 8:10:34 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 6/18/15 | Michael Cook
    With same-sex marriage and the transformation of Bruce Jenner into Caitlyn Jenner in the world headlines, it’s time to ask what LGBT bioethics would look like. Timothy Murphy, of the University of Illinois College of Medicine,  foreshadows some of the major themes in the journal Bioethics.Bioethics benefits. “Bioethics is better than it would otherwise have been, because people queer in their sexual interests and identities have challenged misconceived concepts of health and disease, challenged obstacles to access and equity in healthcare, and forced attention to professional standards in clinical care, among other things.”Defending LGBT parenting. To show that the battle...
  • Nevada to offer transgender health coverage starting July 1

    06/18/2015 1:45:58 PM PDT · by redreno · 30 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 06/18/2015 | By SANDRA CHEREB
    CARSON CITY — State employees and covered family members will have health coverage for gender reassignment and other transgender procedures under a new insurance policy that takes effect July 1. The Public Employee Benefits Program board voted in November to remove language in the state’s self-funded and HMO plans that specifically excluded therapy for gender dysphoria. Brock Maylath, president of the advocacy group Transgender Allies Group, on Wednesday hailed the change as a “significant step” for the transgender community. Previous language in the state insurance design plan excluded treatment designed to alter physical characteristics and any other treatment related to...
  • Texas Televangelist Joel Osteen Spreads Message Of Tolerance During Visit To Bay Area

    06/17/2015 1:51:03 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 61 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | 06/15/2015 | CBS SF Bay Area
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Televangelist Joel Osteen was preaching tolerance on a visit to San Francisco on Monday. Osteen said his ministry is about uplifting people and letting people find their own journey. Osteen’s acceptance of the LGBT community puts him at odds with some of his fellow Christian teleevangelists such as Franklin Graham.
  • Toronto hosting orgy for the disabled this summer, courtesy of Canadian taxpayers

    06/17/2015 10:29:09 AM PDT · by NRx · 41 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 06-16-15 | Pete Baklinski
    TORONTO, June 16, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Canadian taxpayers are helping to foot the bill for a mass orgy for the disabled this August — dubbed a ‘world first’ — where people in wheelchairs can engage in acts of “sex and nudity” so that their “desires can be fulfilled and fantasies can be explored.” An entrance fee of $20 brings the disabled person into an atmosphere where one can “indulge in their fantasies, enjoy intimacy with their partner and socialize with like-minded individuals.” The theatre hosting the event has room for 125 people. The orgy, titled “Deliciously Disabled,” is planned for...
  • Gay Marriage Now Legal In Mexico

    06/15/2015 7:15:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 15, 2015
    Mexico’s supreme court has ruled it is unconstitutional for Mexican states to bar same-sex marriages. But the court’s ruling is considered a “jurisprudential thesis” and does not invalidate any state laws, meaning gay couples denied the right to wed would have to turn to the courts individually. Given the ruling, judges and courts would have to a
  • The Liger, The Wig & The Wardrobe

    06/12/2015 10:30:59 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 6 replies
    Self | 6/12/15 | Me
    If Jesus returned to Earth to ease the suffering of the poor, afflicted, and the persecuted, who do you think the liberal media would choose to honor: the Son of God or Caitlyn Jenner? This is how utterly delusional and myopic progressives have become in their quest to worship the LGBT community to the fall of Christianity, if not all humanity. How else can you explain ESPN giving the Arthur Ash Courage Award to a 65 year-old, cross dressing father of six – an accolade typically bestowed upon those bravely facing imminent death or grave injury – rather than a...
  • Michigan Senate gives blessing to religious objection LGBT adoption bills

    06/11/2015 12:08:20 PM PDT · by Repeal 16-17 · 20 replies
    MLive ^ | June 10, 2015 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI — Private faith-based adoption agencies that receive state funding but choose to deny service to gay parents on religious grounds have won the blessing of Michigan's Republican-led Legislature. The state Senate, in an unexpected and unannounced move, took up religious objection adoption legislation on Wednesday, approving the three-bill package in a series of 26-12 votes.
  • The Price of Forgiveness for Josh Duggar

    06/11/2015 4:39:42 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 5 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 6/10/15 | Steve Berman
    [caption id="attachment_1500" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Image source: WENN[/caption] I was reading on Quora, which I like to do in the mornings to increase my knowledge of random subjects like WWII’s greatest atrocities or how astronauts aboard the ISS keep the toilet clean. I came across this piece titled “If Jesus forgives all sins what is the point in not sinning?”  Johnnie Lockett makes a really strong argument for living a righteous life. It’s actually the best, most concise answer I have seen, backed up with personal experience. And when people do such things well, those who watch are greatly impressed. We...
  • SecDef: Gays And Lesbians In Military Can Now File Claims Of Discrimination

    06/10/2015 3:13:20 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | june 10, 2015 | jonah bennett
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter extended equal opportunity protection to sexual minorities at the Pentagon’s fourth Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride event Tuesday. Gay and lesbian troops can now make claims of discrimination based on sexual orientation to the Military Equal Opportunity program, rather than inspectors general, USA Today reports. According to Carter, what matters in the military is meritocracy. Discrimination has no place, as excluding LGBT troops, especially from serving their country, threatens national security. “Anything less is not just plain wrong, it’s bad defense policy that puts our future strength at risk,” Carter noted. “With this policy revision, we are now ensuring that...
  • Gay Pride Participants Mock Jesus and the Bible in a Disturbing Way

    06/10/2015 6:14:44 AM PDT · by blueyon · 36 replies
    ConservativePost ^ | June 8/15? | AM
    Sao Paulo (Brazil) – Tens of thousands participated at the annual Gay Pride march. Participants marched through the heart of Brazil’s business metropolis, this year slogan was:”I was born this way, I grew up so I will always be like this: respect me.” Organizers said they expected upwards of two million people to attend the event, the largest of its kind anywhere in the world. Some marchers carried rainbow flags while one held aloft a giant banner proclaiming “proud to be a transvestite.” Brazilian broadcaster Globo indicated the city authorities had spent in the region of $500,000 on helping to...
  • Caitlyn Jenner invited as Miss USA judge

    06/09/2015 8:41:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    The Miss USA organization has invited Caitlyn Jenner to judge this year’s beauty pageant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • Will Obama Require Christian Groups With Gov't Grants to Hire LGBT?

    06/09/2015 6:34:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/09/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    Is the Obama administration moving to require Christian nonprofits that receive government grants to follow LGBT non-discrimination rules in hiring? A May 29 blog post by Austin Ruse, president of the Center for Family & Human Rights (C-Fam), claimed that an "unnamed source within the federal government" informed him that "the White House is quietly moving forward" with an LGBT non-discrimination policy for nonprofit organizations receiving government grants. Since then, however, a White House official has assured another religious freedom organization that no decisions have been made about federal grantees. The White House, Ruse wrote, "has recently directed federal agencies...
  • New York Times Has Hissy Fit, Demands Transgender Troops

    06/08/2015 6:23:08 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 44 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | June 5, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    Always forward! Not resting on its gay-marriage laurels, and while still celebrating the bravery of a man in drag, the house organ of crazy modern “liberalism” now stamps its high-heeled combat boots...[snip]...Let’s face it: we’ve wandered into the realm of barking insanity at this point, as the Left tries to linguistically (and thus politically) redefine the most elemental aspect of our physical nature. All part of Critical Theory: attack everything and anything. And with America’s defenders now running away even faster than the Iraqi Army, who is left to stop them?
  • Lindsey Graham's GOP tent is big enough for Caitlyn Jenner

    06/07/2015 7:52:31 AM PDT · by VinL · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/7/2015 | Eric Bradner
    Lindsey Graham says he'd welcome Caitlyn Jenner as a political ally. He'd work with Democrats on entitlement reforms. And he'd lower climate-harming emissions to address global warming. As long as you agree there's "too much debt, too many terrorists," the South Carolina senator and 2016 presidential contender says there's room in his Republican Party for you. "Here's what I would say to the talk show hosts: In the eyes of radical Islam, they hate you as much as they hate Caitlyn Jenner," Graham said. "They hate us all because we won't agree to their view of religion. So America, we...
  • Top U.N. Official Says Same-Sex Partnership Protections Needed To Safeguard Human Rights

    06/01/2015 5:24:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | June 1, 2015 | J. Lester Feder, World correspondent
    The new report issued Monday is the first to tackle LGBT rights since Jordanian Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein was named U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, called for all countries to provide legal protections for same sex couples and their children in a report issued Monday. Hussein stopped short of recommending countries to call those protections “marriage,” but the report suggested that whatever these partnerships are called, they should make all the same protections available to same-sex couples. “States should address discrimination by: …. Providing legal recognition...
  • Look at What The Godforsaken, Misbegotten Liberal Left Wing Has Done To My Once Shining America

    06/02/2015 3:00:41 PM PDT · by lbryce · 55 replies
  • Did Oregon Gov't Agency Collude With LGBT Group Against Christian Bakers?

    06/02/2015 8:35:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/02/2015 | BY RAY NOTHSTINE
    There may be evidence that the government agency in charge of enforcing Oregon anti-discrimination laws colluded against Aaron and Melissa Klein, former owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery, with the pro-LGBT group Basic Rights Oregon. The Daily Signal, the news arm of The Heritage Foundation, exposed the communications contact between officials at the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and Basic Rights Oregon, obtained through a public records request, in their story titled, "Emails Raise Questions of Bias in Case Against Bakers Who Denied Service for Same-Sex Wedding." The communications between the two groups raises questions of the impartiality...
  • Emails Raise Questions of Bias in Case Against Bakers Who Denied Service for Same-Sex Wedding

    06/02/2015 2:18:15 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 1, 2015 | Kelsey Harkness
    The Daily Signal has exclusively learned that the government agency responsible for enforcing Oregon’s anti-discrimination law appears to be working closely with a powerful gay rights advocacy group in its case against Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa. Communications between the agency, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, and the LGBT organization, Basic Rights Oregon, raise questions about potential bias in the state’s decision to charge the Kleins with discrimination for refusing to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. In April, a judge for the agency recommended the Kleins be fined $135,000. Communications obtained...
  • White House to order faith-based grant recipients to accept LGBT applicants

    05/28/2015 11:16:39 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 51 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/28/15 | Austin Rose
    WASHINGTON DC, May 28, 2015 (C-Fam.org) -- A source within the federal government has informed the Friday Fax that the White House is quietly moving forward with a policy change that will require charitable humanitarian groups to accept LGBT applicants in order to qualify for government funding, even those religious groups that might have religious objections.The policy change is linked to an executive order President Obama issued last July that prohibits federal contractors from discriminatory hiring practices based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Faith-based groups were already wrestling with that order.Things are about to get exponentially worse for faith-based groups who...
  • ‘Gay’ Activist’s Call for Churches to Be Forced to Take Homosexuality Off ‘Sin List’ Draws Concerns

    05/30/2015 5:59:01 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 81 replies
    Christian News ^ | 27 May 15 | Heather Clark
    Concerns are arising among Christians and online commentators after a homosexual activist recently told a national publication that churches “must be made ‘to take homosexuality off the sin list.'” Mitchell Gold is the founder of Faith in America, an organization that aims to “end the harm to LGBT youth and families from misguided religious teaching.” He served on the board of directors for the Human Rights Campaign for seven years, and was named on of the “Top 50 Most Powerful Gay People in America” in 2007 by Out Magazine. In an article written by Frank Buni of the New York...
  • A Wolf at the Gate

    05/30/2015 2:32:33 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 9 replies
    Lepanto Institute ^ | 5/27/15 | Michael Hichborn
    Exhibit and Sponsor Manager for World Meeting Of Families is LGBT Activist Pope Francis is set to visit the United States for the first time this September, just prior to the second half of the Synod on the Family meetings, which conclude the following month. According to the World Meeting of Families 2015 website, “The theme of the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 is “Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive,” emphasizing the impact of the love and life of families on our society.” For at least one gatekeeper at this event, the definition of “family” includes...
  • Some straight people don’t know that they’re straight

    05/30/2015 2:28:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 30, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    It never ceases to amaze me when I come across reports of problems in our society which I had no idea were even issues. One of these cropped up last night while reading the latest blog entry from Washington Post editor Jonathan Capehart, where he discusses a peculiar aspect of demographic data collection. We’re apparently having a tough time accurately counting the number of gay, lesbian and bisexual people in the United States and it’s not because of too many people being in the closet. (Though I’m sure that’s still an issue as well.) No, the problem currently under examination...
  • What Republicans Don’t Get About the LGBT Movement

    05/29/2015 8:55:35 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    The Daily Signal via Newsweek ^ | May 28, 2015 | Sean Fieler
    In less than two years, transgender rights have gone from a non-issue to non-negotiable in the Democratic Party. Rather than dismiss this change as a politically irrelevant story that belongs in the tabloids, Republicans should view it as a case study in the political power of principle. For it was principle, not a political campaign, that has advanced transgender rights so far so fast. If Republicans would likewise put principle before policy, they would not only have the power to win elections but also the power to bring America back into fidelity with our country’s founding vision.
  • The long, legal road to marital anarchy

    05/25/2015 6:54:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2015 | Robert Knight
    As the calendar slips toward the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, there’s a storm cloud hanging over America that will release its thunder in late June. That’s when the U.S. Supreme Court is widely expected to declare a constitutional right to same-sex “marriage.” We are at a moral precipice. America’s Founders could scarcely have imagined a handful of people in black robes becoming so powerful and arrogant that they could defy natural law with the stroke of a pen. The question is: Will they do it? The drive to radically redefine marriage didn’t happen overnight. It’s the rotten fruit...
  • JOE BIDEN SAYS BIBLE BELIEVING CHRISTIANS VIOLATE LGBT RIGHTS BY SIMPLY EXISTING [Isaiah 5]

    05/25/2015 7:33:48 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 110 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | 5/19/2015 | Geoffrey Grider
    “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” Romans 1:26,27 (KJV) Vice President Joe Biden say today that the rights of the LGBT people are violated by “religious condemnation”. He is directly referring to Bible verses like the one posted at the top of...
  • Mental Health’s LGBT Blind Spot

    05/25/2015 6:27:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/24/2015 | Joseph Turner
    A scene stands out to me from my graduate program in social work. A lesbian professor visited our class to tell about her experience of being same-sex attracted in a small, Midwestern, devoutly Protestant town in the latter twentieth century. As expected, her story was heart-rending. Afterward, during the Q&A, a black woman in her 40s raised her hand. “I’ve noticed that the high school girls today go through phases where they say that they like girls, and then change their minds and say they like boys again, like it just goes back and forth. And I don’t know if...
  • NIH funded gay smoking study with taxpayers’ money

    05/22/2015 12:45:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 21, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    The National Institutes of Health is using hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on grants to study the best ways to get gay people to quit smoking and abusing drugs and alcohol. The University of Illinois at Chicago has spent over $435,000 since 2010 to carry out a “culturally targeted and individually tailored smoking cessation study” for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) smokers, according to the grant information published by the NIH. Additionally, NIH gave the University of Pittsburgh $43,120 to study tobacco and alcohol use trajectories in “sexual-minority emerging adults” and has awarded over $178,000 to Columbia University...
  • Franklin Graham Speaks Out Against School District's Sex Education as Being 'Poison/'Brainwashing'

    05/22/2015 8:13:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/22/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Leading evangelist Franklin Graham has spoken out against a Virginia school district that's weighing a curriculum change to its family life classes that focus on educating students on the "fluid spectrum" of sexuality, which would include teaching the concept that one's sexuality "evolves" throughout his or her lifetime. The Fairfax County School Board will introduce on Thursday recommendations provided by its Family Life Education curriculum subcommittee suggesting that the school district teach middle and high schools students about transgenderism, gender identity and sexual identity. According to a 28-page recommendation report by the subcommittee, starting in the eighth grade, students in...