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  • Dems Praise Federal Reserve Appointee [semi-satire]

    03/22/2017 9:25:45 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Mar 2017 | John Semmens
    The appointment of University of Southern California Professor Raphael Bostic as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta garnered praise from some leading Democrats in Congress. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, top Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee, hailed the appointment, calling it "a long overdue injection of new blood into the governance of monetary policy. Up to now there has been no one to represent a gay black perspective on interest rates, banking, and the economy. Dr. Bostic's ascendance to this prominent position plugs a gap that has stigmatized Fed policy for over 100 years." California's Rep. Maxine Waters,...
  • ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Bows With Record-Breaking $170 Million Opening

    03/19/2017 12:20:33 PM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    MSN ^ | March 19, 2017 | Jeremy Fuster
    "Beauty and the Beast" is now estimated to break the all-time opening weekend record for a PG-rated film set last year by "Finding Dory" as it is now estimated to make $170 million in its opening weekend from 4,210 after grossing $63 million on its opening Saturday.
  • LGTB group launches campaign against national reciprocity

    03/19/2017 5:01:51 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 77 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 17 Mar 17 | Christen Smith
    Gays Against Guns, an LGTB gun violence prevention group, launched its first ad campaign Thursday against the concealed carry reciprocity proposals pending in Congress. The latest demonstration from the group, founded in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting last year, features 20 advertisements shot in cities across the country depicting a protester holding a sign that reads “Not in my city” or “Not in my office,” among other randomly chosen locations. A second protester stands in the background, covered in a white veil, representing a victim of gun violence, the group says. H.R. 38 and S. 446 would bring...
  • Box Office: 'Beauty and the Beast' Waltzing to Huge $165M-$170M Bow

    03/18/2017 5:57:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 108 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 17, 2017 | Pamela McClintock and Rebecca Ford
    Disney's live-action adaptation of the classic animated musical could clear $60 million on Friday alone on its way to landing one of the top 10 openings of all time, not accounting for inflation.
  • Aye and Begorrah: First Amendment Rights Massacred on Saint Patrick's Day?!

    03/18/2017 5:26:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2016 | Arthur Shaper
    On, March 19, 2017, the annual Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade will march through South Boston. However, what will not go reported is the latest assault on the First Amendment against American citizens.How? A homosexual group finally forced its way into this very Catholic event.“Forced” is the key word, people.What happened? How could this happen?!Over the past few weeks, the Allied War Veterans Council (the organizers of the annual Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade) endured vicious attacks in the Boston media from major Boston politicians and other groups to cave in and allow an LGBT group, even though such a...
  • Navy secretary defends his unusual picks for ship names

    09/14/2016 6:12:47 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 35 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 13, 2016 | Jennifer Mcdermott
    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has raised a few eyebrows with some of the names he has picked for naval ships. Why, critics questioned, would he name a ship in honor of the late gay rights leader Harvey Milk or after former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords when there are plenty of military heroes to choose from?
  • Faithless Disney, Empty Malick [Beauty & the Beast]

    03/17/2017 10:48:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | March 17, 2017 | Armond White
    The classic 1946 French version of Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bęte) featured an opening epigraph that explained the concept behind director Jean Cocteau’s live-action fairy tale: “Children believe what we tell them. They have complete faith in us.” That faith gets compromised in the new live-action musical Beauty and the Beast. Its attempt to sneakily indoctrinate children (and adults) into Disney Corporation banality recasts the nature of parent-child (and Hollywood-consumer) relations so that that bond is subsumed in state-sponsored political correctness. This new version — with its feminist Belle (Emma Watson), a crude, chauvinist-male Beast (Dan...
  • Transgender bride who will appear on Say Yes to the Dress admits she didn't think [tr]

    03/17/2017 9:37:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2017 | Erica Tempesta and Carly Stern
    A transgender bride from Southern New Jersey wasn't even planning to buy her wedding dress at Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City when she scheduled her appointment — but she ended up being asked to appear on Say Yes to the Dress. Gabrielle Gibson, 33, figured that because her body is difference from many brides', she'd need to get her gown custom-made, but she still wanted to have the wedding dress shopping experience with her mother.
  • ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Selling Out Showtimes From North To South; Poised To Whip [tr]

    03/17/2017 6:46:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | March 16, 2017 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    By the way, in case you didn’t know, there’s a huge movie opening tonight: Disney’s live action feature Beauty and the Beast. Previews kicked off at 6PM EST in Imax, PLF and Cinemark XD auditoriums with regular 2D shows starting at 7PM. Non-Disney early estimates are pegging Beauty and the Beast between $12M-$14M for tonight, which would blow away recent Disney live action titles, The Jungle Book ($4.2m Thursday, $32M Friday) on its first Thursday and Cinderella ($2.3M Thursday, $23M Friday). That’s a great start for a female-skewing film and unlike last year’s Batman v. Superman which was frontloaded with...
  • School Censors "Straight Pride" Poster [fake-satire]

    03/12/2017 10:10:28 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Mar 2017 | John Semmens
    A high school student in Jasper, Indiana attempted to post a dissenting perspective on the school's persistent indoctrination campaign regarding sexual identity. The unnamed student tacked up several "Straight Pride" posters around the school. The poster's message: "Nobody cares about what you think you are. If you want equality, stop shoving your ideas down our throats! We have nothing against your sexual orientation. We just don't care!" Greater Jasper School Superintendent Tracy Lorey explained that "we want to provide students opportunities to express themselves, but this doesn't mean that they can say whatever they want. For this one student to...
  • When Everything is Normal Nothing is Normal: Part I

    03/12/2017 8:45:01 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-12-17 | MOTUS
    "Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state." – Noam ChomskyIronic isn’t it that Progressives embrace both?  Propaganda and bludgeons?What old Noam failed to mention was that if everything goes according to plan, propaganda becomes the bludgeon. They’ve been using propaganda for a long while to establish officially sanctioned thought on everything from global warming to immigration to sexuality. For example they’ve propagandized the notion that all forms of sexuality is normal and acceptable unless you are a small minded bigot. I’m not being judgmental here - something Progressives abhor more than the devil himself...
  • ‘You hired illegals?’ Chaz Bono’s complaint about ICE arrest of housekeeping staff raises questions

    03/11/2017 6:28:42 PM PST · by dynachrome · 77 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 3-11-17 | Doug P.
    Immigration & Customs Enforcement officials arresting and departing people in the U.S. illegally has increasingly raised the ire of the Left. One person with a personal complaint about such actions is Chaz Bono: Follow Chaz Bono âś” @ChazBono My housekeeper's helper along with husband&children were arrested by ICE. @JerryBrownGov What R you doing about this?
  • Assemblyman Evan Low Proposes Constitutional Amendment to Drop State's Voting Age to 17

    03/08/2017 7:47:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mar 7, 2017 | Michelle Roberts
    Assemblyman Evan Low on Tuesday introduced a constitutional amendment that aims to lower California's voting age to 17. Now, state lawmakers are grappling with questions about the maturity of 17 year olds and how much it would cost to make such a change. Seventeen year olds can drive and preregister to vote in California. But if Low's amendment passes, they will also have a say in who is elected president. In the November election, only 7 percent of Santa Clara County's young people took to the polls. Low believes that if teens are able to start voting at 17, they’ll...
  • Josh Gad praises Beauty And The Beast for embracing 'unity' as he prepares to play [tr]

    03/07/2017 9:10:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 6, 2017 | Ross McDonagh
    osh Gad has branded Beauty and the Beast as a film about 'unity'. The 36-year-old actor stars as LeFou in the live-action remake of the 1991 Disney animated classic, and has praised the movie for touching on the importance of 'inclusiveness' after it was revealed his character – who is the bumbling sidekick of antagonist Gaston, played by Luke Evans – would be the first openly gay character in Disney history. Speaking to People magazine, Josh said: 'What I would say is that this film is one of inclusiveness. It's one that has something to offer everyone.
  • Proof That ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Will Tear Up March B.O. Records: Pre-Sales Are Through The Roof

    03/07/2017 6:07:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | March 6, 2017 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    Disney’s Beauty and the Beast doesn’t open for another 11 days, however, Fandango today indicated that the live-action feature adaptation of the Oscar-winning 1991 animated pic is already beating the pre-sales of both Captain America: Civil War and Finding Dory.
  • EXCLUSIVE: NYC Victoria's Secret burglary suspect accused billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. . .

    03/07/2017 12:33:30 AM PST · by Fedora · 13 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 03/02/2017 | Shayna Jacobs and Thomas Tracy
    [Full title: "EXCLUSIVE: NYC Victoria's Secret burglary suspect accused billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2007 of molesting her as teen"]A woman arrested for breaking into an Upper East Side Victoria’s Secret is a model who once accused billionaire Jeffrey Epstein of sexually molesting her when she was a teenager, the Daily News has learned.Maximillia Cordero, 33, lost a 2007 suit against Epstein claiming that the mega money-man who rubbed elbows with the likes of former President Clinton and Prince Andrew had pressured her into sex when she was a teenager, according to court documents.The suit alleged that Epstein told her that...
  • LGBT group pressures preschools to drop 'Mom and Dad' references

    03/06/2017 2:09:50 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 57 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/3/17 | Gil Ronen
    A new directive from Israel's Education Ministry calls on preschool teachers to stop referring to "Mom and Dad" in preschool activities. The staff at the pro-LGBT Hoshen Organization, which offers training to preschool staff on the subjects of gender and sexual identity, has suggested Israeli preschool teachers speak about "parents" instead of "Mom and Dad." "It's worth remembering that there are many preschool children who come from non-traditional families. They may have two fathers, two mothers, two sets of parents, or LGBT parents who live separately and each has his or her own relationship," Hoshen explained. "Don't assume that every...
  • Transgender Models Find a Home

    03/03/2017 11:04:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 3, 2017 | Alyson Kruger
    As one of the fashion industry’s increasing numbers of a transgender models, Yasmine Petty has reached great success. Her sprawling penthouse in Lower Manhattan, with a terrace so large it has a pool and cabana, is full of magazines like Elle, W and Hercules that feature multiple-page spreads on her wearing clothing by brands like Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton. Ms. Petty’s closet, too, is full of clothes she has modeled at international events like New York Fashion Week, fashion shows put on by Italian Vogue, and Life Ball, Europe’s prestigious charity gala to support people with H.I.V. She has...
  • TV Ratings: ‘Chicago Justice’ Premieres Solidly for NBC, ‘When We Rise’ Falls

    03/02/2017 4:01:35 PM PST · by jhouston · 23 replies
    Variety ^ | Oriana Schwindy
    NBC’s “Chicago” franchise justified its continued expansion Wednesday night. Premiering off a three-way crossover event, “Chicago Justice” — the fourth installment in Dick Wolf’s Chicago televisual universe — debuted to a quite solid 1.7 in the 18-49 demographic and 8.73 million viewers at 10 p.m. “Chicago P.D.” led into “Justice” with a way-up-from-its-usual 1.9 in the demo and 9.6 million viewers. “Chicago Fire” led off the night with a 1.7 and 9.06 million viewers. ABC moved “Modern Family” back half an hour in an attempt to provide miniseries “When We Rise” with a bit of a boost. It didn’t quite...
  • Disney Has its First Gay Kiss

    03/01/2017 10:19:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 1, 2017 | Christian Gollayan
    Disney aired its first gay kissing scene in Monday’s episode of children’s cartoon “Star vs. the Forces of Evil.” The Disney XD show saw main character Star and her friend Marco attend a concert where they were surrounded by kissing couples, including two men, and later in the episode, two women. The episode has received positive reactions from viewers on social media.
  • On Ash Wednesday, ashes to go — with a little extra sparkle for LGBT Christians

    03/01/2017 1:23:27 PM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 1, 2017 | Julie Zauzmer
    Smearing her thumb across 6-year-old Genevieve Dalton’s forehead, the Rev. Robin Anderson repeated the solemn words of Ash Wednesday: “From dust you came. To dust you shall return.” Then Genevieve whirled away from the pastor, her forehead twinkling. “I really like glitter,” she proclaimed.
  • Congressional candidate: Moon-colonizing companies could destroy cities by dropping rocks (funny)

    02/28/2017 3:12:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 114 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 28, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    Democrat Brianna Wu claims that Moon valuable militarily because rocks ‘have power of 100s of nuclear bombs’A transgender-issues activist and Democratic candidate for Congress says the advent of the space tourism industry could give private corporations a “frightening amount of power” to destroy the Earth with rocks because of the Moon’s military importance. Brianna Wu, a prominent “social justice warrior” in the “Gamergate” controversy who now is running for the House seat in Massachusetts’ 8th District, suggested in a since-deleted tweet that companies could drop rocks from the Moon.
  • ‘Taken’ Off To So-So Ratings Start, ‘When We Rise’ Low, ‘The Voice’ Solid In Return

    02/28/2017 12:50:56 PM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 28, 2017 | Nellie Andreeva
    It’s been a rough midseason for new drama series so far. Coming off the biggest launch pad there is, the Super Bowl, Fox’s 24: Legacy has settled for a 1.0 Live+Same Day adults 18-49 rating, posting the number for a second straight week last night. Its lead-out, APB (0.8), also has been largely unremarkable, matching last week’s delivery. CBS struck out with new dramas Training Day and Doubt, the latter getting yanked after two low-rated airings, 0.8 and 0.6, in L+SD 18-49.
  • RAF to ban women from wearing skirts on parade so transgender personnel don't feel excluded

    02/28/2017 6:18:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 27, 2017 | Alex Matthews
    The RAF has banned servicewomen from wearing skirts on parade so that transgender personnel don't feel excluded. The MoD has taken the stance on uniform after an increase in trans recruits and it hopes that the move will show it is a 'modern' and 'inclusive' force. However, the decision has been slammed by servicewomen as political correctness gone 'mad'.
  • GLAAD Celebrates ‘Moonlight’ as First LGBT Best Picture Winner

    02/28/2017 5:58:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 27, 2017 | Daniel Nussbaum
    LGBT advocacy organization GLAAD praised Moonlight‘s Best Picture win at Sunday night’s Academy Awards, saying in a statement that the film being awarded with the movie industry’s biggest prize sends a “strong message” to Hollywood about the importance of diversity.
  • Anger as transgender wrestler who was born female breezes through tournament [tr]

    02/25/2017 5:16:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 70 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 25, 2017 | Isobel Frodsham
    A transgender wrestler who stormed through a competition has been told he shouldn't be allowed to wrestle women because it's 'cheating'. Several people complained that 17-year-old Mack Beggs, of Texas, USA, should not be allowed to wrestle women as his testosterone treatment, which he is taking as he undergoes his transition from female to male, has made him too strong to wrestle women fairly.
  • Cosmetics Company Launches Anti-Trump Hair Care Product

    02/24/2017 7:50:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 24, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Cosmetics brand Lush, popular among young girls and hipsters for their “bath bombs,” is launching a new anti-President Trump hair care product. According to Cosmopolitan, Lush announced plans to release a hair treatment called “Yuge,” a play on the way Trump pronounces the word “huge,” alongside an “orange faced, tiny-handed man” at their 2017 Lush Summit. The “Yuge” product is reportedly a hot oil treatment that will “add volume and softness to your hair.” Cosmopolitan notes the product is not currently available as it is being tested on humans in the U.K. (Lush opposes animal testing). Lush’s homepage features two statements opposing...
  • Meet the [conservative] 16-year-old Canadian girl who took down Milo Yiannopoulos

    02/24/2017 4:29:58 PM PST · by grundle · 122 replies
    Vox ^ | February 24, 2017
    How a 16-year-old took down Milo Julia closely follows political news from her home in Canada, with a deep interest in American politics. She has been particularly alarmed by the recent rise of Yiannopoulos and others like him. So as soon as she heard Yiannopoulos would speak at CPAC, she was appalled. Then an old moment popped in her head. She remembered hearing an obscure podcast, in which Yiannopoulos defended the idea of “13-year-olds” having sex with “older men,” arguing that child molestation provided a “sort of ‘coming of age’ relationship” for teenagers. Her memory was right. She found the...
  • CBS Cancels ‘Doubt,’ the First Primetime Network Drama with a Transgender Series Regular

    02/24/2017 5:15:27 PM PST · by SMGFan · 77 replies
    Indiewire ^ | February 24, 2017
    It took two years and two tries for “Doubt” to make the CBS lineup – but now the show has been canceled after just two weeks. The Eye network has pulled the plug on the show effective immediately; next week, CBS will air a repeat of “Bull” in the show’s Wednesday 10 p.m. (ET) time slot. The second season of “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” will then slide into the spot permanently on Wednesday, March 8, following a two-hour “Survivor” premiere.
  • J.C. Penny announces more store closings

    02/24/2017 8:00:41 AM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    one news now ^ | Feb. 24, 2017 | ap
    NEW YORK (February 24, 2017) — J.C. Penney said Friday that it will be closing anywhere from 130 to 140 stores as well as two distribution centers over the next several months as it aims to improve profitability in the era of online shopping. The closures represent about 13 percent to 14 percent of the department store operator's current store count, and less than 5 percent of total annual sales. The company said that it would also initiate a voluntary early retirement program for about 6,000 eligible employees. The news came as the Plano, Texas-based chain posted a profit in...
  • Abby Wambach Is Engaged to Christian Blogger Glennon Doyle Melton

    02/24/2017 8:08:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    E News ^ | February 19, 2017 | Corinne Heller
    he 36-year-old retired U.S. soccer star, who helped her team win the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, and the Christian mom blogger are engaged. They had gone public with their relationship late last year. Glennon, 40, announced their engagement Friday evening on Facebook.
  • Liberal arts college stages vagina-optional ‘Vagina Monologues’

    02/24/2017 7:07:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    College Fix ^ | February 24, 2017 | Staff
    Eve Ensler graduated from Middlebury College, but “The Vagina Monologues” creator hasn’t been feeling the love from her alma mater. The liberal arts school in Vermont staged a neutered version of her signature play over the weekend, “Beyond the Vagina (Monologues),” which celebrates “femininity, however you may define it,” The Middlebury Campus reports.
  • Trump singer Evancho 'disappointed' by transgender policy

    02/23/2017 2:31:12 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 25 replies
    BBC News ^ | 23rd February 2017 | BBC News
    The singer who performed the national anthem at Donald Trump's inauguration has spoken out against him over protections for transgender students. Jackie Evancho, 16, said she wanted to "enlighten" Mr Trump on the issue. On Wednesday, Mr Trump overturned Obama-era guidance allowing transgender students to use school toilets matching their gender identity. Critics of the order said it threatened other students' privacy and safety, and states should decide their own rules. The vocalist said she was "obviously disappointed" about his move, and she wanted to meet the president to tell him what her sister Juliet, who is transgender, endured at...
  • POTUS Agrees To Meet w/ Jackie Evanchos Transgender Sister, 18 To Discuss Bathroom Protection

    02/23/2017 2:35:20 PM PST · by drewh · 121 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17:13 EST, 23 February 2017 | Chris Spargo
    Jackie Evancho made a public plea to President Trump asking him to rethink his decision to lift bathroom protections for transgender students 'I guess I just want to enlighten him on what my sister, what I’ve seen her go through every single day in school and people just like her,' said Jackie Jackie's sister Juliet, 18, then spoke about what she faces every day at school since she came out as transgender two years ago 'I’ve had things thrown at me. I’ve had people say pretty horrible things and the unsafe environment is just very unhealthy,' said Juliet On Thursday...
  • Richard Linklater made an 'I Pee With LGBT' ad to protest Texas' anti-trans bathroom bill

    02/23/2017 11:48:37 AM PST · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Mashable ^ | 2/22/2017 | Heather Dockaray
    Who said great art can't be a sing-songy rhyme? The award-winning director of Boyhood and a bunch of other movies that make you cry recently directed an ad to help fight his home state's proposed anti-transgender bathroom initiative, SB6. Titled "I Pee with LGBT,' the ad, created by GSD&M, imagines a Texan utopia where people get to the use bathroom of their choice, free of harassment and discrimination. The current bill would require transgender people to use the bathroom that corresponds with their sex assigned at birth. Produced by ACLU of Texas and Legacy Community Health, the ad is great,...
  • Arkansas Supreme Court strikes city’s LGBT protections

    02/23/2017 8:41:44 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    AP/Breitbart ^ | 23 Feb 2017
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a city’s ordinance banning discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting such local LGBT protections is constitutional. The justices reversed a judge’s decision that Fayetteville’s anti-discrimination ordinance didn’t violate a state law prohibiting cities from enacting protections not covered by state law. Fayetteville, a liberal enclave in northwestern Arkansas, is one of several cities that approved local protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in response to the 2015 law....
  • ‘When We Rise’ Review: ABC’s Ambitious LGBTQ Rights Miniseries Too Dense

    02/23/2017 7:18:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 22, 2017 | Dominic Patten
    Debuting on February 27 and running for most of next week, ABC’s miniseries When We Rise is an ambitious and ultimately too dense effort that seemingly forgot that less is often more.
  • Former Liberty player Candice Wiggins says 98% of the WNBA is gay, claims she was [tr]

    02/21/2017 12:33:44 PM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | February 21, 2017 | Brett Bodner
    Candice Wiggins' WNBA dreams quickly turned into a nightmare. In an interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune, Wiggins said she was bullied for eight years in the WNBA for being straight. The former Liberty player described the culture of the league to be “very, very harmful.” “It wasn’t like my dreams came true in the WNBA. It was quite the opposite,” Wiggins said.
  • Bill would provide protections for LGBTQ youth in Nevada foster care

    02/20/2017 3:46:31 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 13 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/17/2017 | By MICHAEL LYLE
    When Tristan Torres was 16 and placed in foster care after his mother kicked him out for being transgender, his new home was supposed to feel safe. It didn’t. “The first inkling I had that this wasn’t going to be good was when (my foster mother) refused to call me by my preferred pronoun,” Torres said. “It progressed from there.” He is now advocating for creating legislation that would better protect LGBT youth in the foster care system. “What I went through could have been prevented,” he said. Torres, 19, is expected to testify about his experiences when Assembly Bill...
  • These Catholic parishes openly celebrate LGBT. Why aren’t bishops stopping it? [Catholic Caucus]

    02/20/2017 11:10:01 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 17, 2017 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Part one of a series on “gay-friendly” parishes and ministries in the Catholic Church January 17, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – As controversy continues to rage over Pope Francis’ doctrines on communion for the divorced and remarried, an even more controversial practice proliferating in the shadows for decades is becoming increasingly open and explicit: same-sex couples exerting their influence in Catholic parishes throughout the United States and Canada. At a rapidly growing number of proudly "gay-friendly" parishes, same-sex couples who flout the Church’s teaching on the immorality of homosexual acts are exercising leadership roles and receiving Communion with encouragement from their pastors....
  • Court rules yet ANOTHER Christian owner must promote homosexual agenda

    02/16/2017 3:14:39 PM PST · by 198ml · 37 replies
    In yet another case where an LGBT “non-discrimination” order trumped First Amendment rights, the Washington Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that conscience rights don’t matter when it comes to running a business. In the case of Ingersoll v. Arlene’s Flowers – in which a gay client sued Baronelle Stutzman, a Christian floral artist who refused to participate in his same-sex wedding – the Evergreen State’s high court ruled that Stutzman’s First Amendment rights to freedom and expression should be subjugated to the LGBT agenda.
  • Schools Funded By Gates and Zuckerberg Ordered Closed In Uganda

    11/26/2016 4:48:09 PM PST · by HonkyTonkMan · 30 replies
    Slashdot ^ | 26-Nov | EditorDavid
    Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are two investors in Bridge International Academies. But in Uganda, the group's 63 schools have been "ordered to shut down in a matter of weeks, leaving the lives of thousands of pupils in limbo." An anonymous reader quotes CNN: Uganda's High Court has described the Bridge International Academies...as unsanitary and unqualified, and has ordered it to close its doors in December because it ignored Uganda's national standards and put the "life and safety" of its 12,000 young students on the line. The Director of Education Standards for the Ministry, Huzaifa Mutazindwa, told CNN that the...
  • Brownshirts and Bots: Meryl Streep in Cloud Cuckoo Land

    02/13/2017 9:11:27 PM PST · by pboyington · 9 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 13, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    It’s time for the men in the white suits to escort Meryl Streep off stage and to a nice padded room in Malibu. There, her mind will be free to imagine fantastical boogeymen and conjure up evil, non-existent machinations emanating from the White House, while’s she fitted for a Vera Wang straight jacket. Actress Meryl Streep has declared war on President Donald Trump and has seemingly elected herself the spokesman for the left-wing, organic, gluten free, crazy creative community in LA LA Land. Last month at the Golden Globes Awards, Meryl used her five minutes of stage time to make...
  • OUT Mag's Chadwick Moore Comes Out as Conservative, Cites Backlash from Left Following MILO Profile

    02/13/2017 11:16:42 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/13/2017 | Charlie Nash
    Chadwick Moore, a contributor for the LGBT magazine OUT, has come out as a conservative in an article for The New York Post, citing his gradual move to the right after left-wing friends rejected him for his neutral profile on Breitbart Senior Editor MILO. In his article “I’m a gay New Yorker – and I’m coming out as a conservative,” Moore details how after he published the profile on MILO, fellow liberals and even his best friend started to ignore and cut ties with him. “After the story posted online in the early hours of October 21, I woke up...
  • JUDGE WHO WILL RULE ON TRUMP TRAVEL ORDER WON ACLU ‘LGBT AWARD’

    02/09/2017 8:46:14 PM PST · by Rabin · 11 replies
    CNSNews.com | ^ | February 8, 2017 | staff
    Friedland won the State Bar of California's 2013 President's Pro Bono Service Award, and the 2009 ACLU of Southern California’s LGBT Award,” reported the Times. The ACLU honored her for her representation of a gay-rights group in a state challenge of Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage... represented Equality California in Pickup v. Brown, successfully defending a California law that bans state-licensed mental health professionals from using ‘gay conversion’ therapy (or ‘sexual orientation change efforts’) on minors,” said the backgrounder.
  • 'I am accepted': New Jersey boy, 9, becomes the first openly transgender Boy Scout

    02/08/2017 4:35:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 72 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 8, 2017 | Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    A New Jersey boy has become the first openly transgender member of the Boy Scouts. Just one week after the Boy Scouts of America changed its policy to allow transgender children to join, Joe Maldonado donned his uniform as the newest member of Pack 20 in Maplewood. 'I am accepted,' said the nine-year-old on Tuesday night, as his mother fought back tears. The youngster had previously been banned from Pack 87 in Secaucus because his birth certificate stated that he was born a girl.
  • Each NHL Team Has an ‘LGBTQ-Inclusion Ambassador’ Now

    02/06/2017 7:03:56 PM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/6/17 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Every NHL team now has an "LGBTQ-inclusion ambassador" for a league that has no openly gay players.The NHL will host events throughout the month for its "Hockey Is For Everyone™" initiative that raise awareness about LGBTQ issues and gender equality in the all-men league."The NHL is teaming up with the You Can Play project to create more visibility for LGBTQ inclusion in the league and build a list of team ambassadors that creates a web of support reaching all 30 team locker rooms," reported Outsports.com, a website run by SB Nation."In support of their longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion...
  • Man gets 30 years for setting fire to mosque visited by Orlando shooter

    02/06/2017 7:05:35 PM PST · by Ray76 · 28 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | Feb 6, 2017
    An ex-convict who posted anti-Islamic rants online pleaded no contest Monday to setting fire to a mosque that the Orlando nightclub shooter occasionally attended was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Joseph Schreiber, dressed in a burnt orange jumpsuit, his wrists and ankles shackled, pleaded no contest during Monday's hearing before Circuit Judge Steven Levin. Schreiber answered Levin's questions in a clear, unwavering voice before sentencing. A no contest plea is treated the same as a guilty plea. He had confessed to detectives that he set fire to the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce last Sept. 11, the 15th anniversary...
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    02/02/2017 5:18:11 PM PST · by 198ml · 4 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 2/2/17 | Nate Madden
    Just two days after what looked like betrayal in the ongoing battle between religious liberty and the LGBT lobby’s never-ending quest for positive “rights,” President Trump may sign an executive order Thursday protecting religious liberty throughout the federal government. Naturally, the Left is losing its collective hive mind again. In an attempt to stop the president from issuing the order, LGBT groups and left-leaning media outlets leaked the document, according to The Daily Signal. Just hours after the initial leak, the president unequivocally vowed to protect religious freedom at the National Prayer Breakfast.
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    08/05/2016 7:10:14 AM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 37 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | August 5, 2016 | Dana Hedgpeth and Justin Jouvenal
    The mayor of Fairfax City has been arrested and charged in connection with what authorities say was a methamphetamine-for-sex scheme. Richard “Scott” Silverthorne, 50, was arrested as part of an undercover operation by police, authorities announced Friday. The scheme involved offers of meth in exchange for group sexual encounters with men, police allege.