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  • Diocese of Lansing Scraps CCHD [Catholic Campaign for Human Development], Opposes BLM [Black Lives Matter]

    06/30/2020 6:39:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 6/26/20 | Jay McNally
    LANSING, Mich. (ChurchMilitant.com) - The diocese of Lansing is distancing itself from the organization Black Lives Matter (BLM), which has been waging public war against the diocese for three years, as well from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), which has generously funded left-wing groups in Lansing for at least the last decade. "The diocese cannot give its corporate endorsement to the organization Black Lives Matter," the diocese said in a June 23 e-mail in response to queries from Church Militant about the group. "As set out in its 'What We Believe' statement," the diocese continued, "many of its...
  • This Pride Month we honor Black trans women and LGBTQ+ people of color

    06/30/2020 1:14:07 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 53 replies
    Google ^ | June 30, 2020 | Google
  • US Ambassador posts a message to the Russian people

    06/26/2020 6:10:13 PM PDT · by Salman · 20 replies
    Saker ^ | June 26, 2020 | Saker
    Something rather hilarious just happened: the US Embassy in Moscow decided to hang up a big “LGBT+” flag next to the Stars and Stripes, see for yourself: { img } Pretty soon the Russians, being Russian, made a joke out of it saying that the “LGBT Embassy” in Moscow decided to fly the Stars and Stripes :-) But that was not enough. The clueless US Ambassador to Russia, John Sullivan, decided that he personally needed to chime in to explain to the Russian people why the US had decided to post that flag on the same day when the Russian...
  • Publishing Staff Threaten To Quit Unless JK Rowling's New Book Is Canceled

    06/18/2020 8:16:35 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 71 replies
    The Sentry Bugle ^ | 6/18/2020 | The Bold Conservative
    Staff at Publishing house Hachette have threatened to quit unless the company cancels its association with JK Rowling and scraps plans to publish her new book because they argue the author is ‘transphobic’. The Daily Mail reported that “Staff in the children’s department at Hachette announced they were no longer prepared to work on the book” over Rowling’s recent assertions that biological sex is real and that there are only two genders.
  • Sesame Street's Official Twitter Account: Love always wins. #PrideMonth

    06/17/2020 12:28:58 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 16, 2020 | Sesame Street
  • Jenny Durkan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    06/16/2020 1:45:25 PM PDT · by Missouri gal · 28 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | October 25, 2017 | Samantha Waldroup
    5 Fast Facts: 1. Durkan was the first openly gay U.S. attorney (Obama appointee). 2.She was endorsed by former Seattle mayor Ed Murray (who resigned for gay sex abuse scandals). 3.From a prominent WA family, Durkan is worth about $5.75 million. 4. Might have to recuse herself from family interests 5. Partner with Dana Garvey; "shares" two sons.
  • Trump finalizes rollback of LGBTQ patient protections

    06/13/2020 6:12:45 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | June 12, 2020 | Dan Diamond
    The Trump administration on Friday formally rolled back an Obama-era policy that protected LGBTQ patients from discrimination and required robust language translation services, unnerving health experts who worry vulnerable populations will face further risks during the Covid-19 pandemic.... The new Trump administration rules reverse an Obama policy that banned health care providers from discriminating against transgender patients and women seeking abortions. The Obama administration had issued the first-time protections for LGBTQ patients under a nondiscrimination clause in the Affordable Care Act, citing concerns from advocates these patients had a harder time accessing necessary care.... The new rules "will eliminate mass...
  • Do all black lives matter? Top 10 reasons I'll never support the #blacklivesmatter movement

    06/07/2020 8:52:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/07/2020 | Ryan Bomberger
    Every life unjustly killed deserves justice. In the cause to make things right, I will not join a movement that has nearly everything wrong. More innocent lives have now been killed (#BlueLivesMatter, too) since these predominantly violent protests began over George Floyd’s horrific death. What about the black lives killed in this nationwide chaos? Do they matter?“Well, you don’t have to agree with everything. Just pick out the good things in the #BlackLivesMatter movement,” I’m told. Really? Let’s apply that same logic to another example. I’ve been repeatedly approached to partner with New Black Panthers in anti-abortion billboard campaigns. We...
  • 'We prepare to stop these murders by any means necessary.' Black Lives Matter leader declares war on police and group is 'training our people to defend our communities' in Black Panther style armed 'patrols'

    06/08/2020 5:50:08 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/3/2020
    A Black Lives Matter leader has declared war on the police and plans to release a blueprint for change that involves Black Panther style armed 'patrols' monitoring the behavior of officers on the streets, DailyMailTV can reveal. Hawk Newsome, Chairman of BLM's Greater New York chapter, says the black rights group is 'mobilizing' its base and aims to develop a highly-trained 'military' arm to challenge police brutality head on. In an exclusive interview, Newsome says the BLM movement has marched for years to wake people up to the realities of police brutality and oppression. 'We want liberation. We want the...
  • New Jersey Adopts Mandated LGBTQ-Inclusive Planned Parenthood Sex Ed Standards

    06/05/2020 10:40:41 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 05 2020 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    LGBTQ activist groups and Planned Parenthood are applauding the New Jersey State Board of Education’s approval of their “gold standard” sex ed standards. LGBTQ activists Garden State Equality and abortion business Planned Parenthood announced in a joint statement Wednesday they are pleased their recommended public school sex ed standards, modeled after the National Sexuality Education Standards for grades K-12, were approved. “The new guidelines and educational requirements feature an updated, more comprehensive curriculum that includes expanded content topics, including LGBTQ identities and consent,” the press statement said.
  • Two Texas Republican [State Reps.] to Headline Push for LGBTQ Legislation

    06/04/2020 12:52:01 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 14 replies
    Texas Scorecard ^ | June 3, 2020 | Cary Cheshire
    Two Republican members of the Texas Legislature are spearheading efforts to pass a “comprehensive LGBTQ nondiscrimination bill.” Last week, Republican State Reps. Sarah Davis (Houston) and Todd Hunter (Corpus Christi) announced they plan to join a group of Democrat lawmakers in cosponsoring legislation preventing “discrimination” in employment, housing, and accommodations—a move that would violate the Texas GOP platform and create a protected class of individuals based on their sexual behavior. “We believe there should be no granting of special legal entitlements or creation of special status for homosexual behavior, regardless of state of origin, and we oppose any criminal or...
  • Ruby Rose Exits the CW’s ‘Batwoman’, DC Series To Recast Iconic Lead Role For Season 2

    This is a shocker: Ruby Rose, the star of the CW’s freshman drama series Batwoman, is leaving the Warner Bros. TV/Berlanti Prods. drama after one season. The series, which already has been renewed for a second season, will continue with the title role getting recast. “I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season,” Rose said in a statement “This was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles.” Neither Rose, nor the Batwoman...
  • Melissa Etheridge reveals son Beckett Cypher died from opioid addiction

    05/14/2020 3:02:48 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 13, 2020 | Alex Heigl
    Melissa Etheridge’s son Beckett died from opioid addiction, the singer revealed Wednesday night. “Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction,” the singer, 58, wrote. “My son Beckett, who was just 21, struggled to overcome his addiction and finally succumbed to it today. “He will be missed by those who loved him, his family and friends. My heart is broken. I am grateful for those who have reached out with condolences and I Feel their love and sincere grief,” the note continued. “We struggled with what else we could have done...
  • Biden Will ‘Direct the U.S. Department of Defense to Allow Transgender Service Members to Serve Openly’

    04/26/2020 8:56:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 87 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 26, 2020 | CNSNews Staff
    (CNSNews.com) - Former Vice President Joe Biden says that if he becomes president he will restore the policy followed during the Obama Administration that allowed transgender individuals to serve openly in the U.S. military. “In June 2016, the Obama-Biden Administration overturned the ban on transgender individuals serving openly, without hiding their gender identity,” says “ The Biden Plan to Advance LGBTQ+ Equality in America and Around the World ,” which is posted on Biden’s campaign website. “But Trump reversed this policy, barring transgender patriots from serving openly,” says the Biden plan. “This is discriminatory and detrimental to our national security,”...
  • Upcoming 1776 (Broadway) Revival to Feature Entirely Female, Nonbinary, Trans, Genderqueer Company

    04/18/2020 10:24:53 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Theater Mania ^ | April 16, 2020 | David Gordon
    American Repertory Theatre has announced casting for its upcoming production of Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone's 1776, directed by Diane Paulus and choreographed by Jeffrey L. Page. The entire multiracial company is made up of artists who identify as female, genderqueer, nonbinary, or trans. It is led by Crystal Lucas-Perry as John Adams, Patrena Murray as Benjamin Franklin, Kerry O'Malley as John Dickinson, Sara Porkalob as Edward Rutledge, Joanna Glushak as Stephen Hopkins, Elizabeth A. Davis as Thomas Jefferson, Liz Mikel as John Hancock, Eryn LeCroy as Martha Jefferson/Dr. Lyman Hall, Allyson Kaye Daniel as Abigail Adams/Rev. Jonathan Witherspoon, Shawna...
  • For the first time, San Francisco Pride is officially canceled

    04/14/2020 5:40:44 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 62 replies
    https://www.sfexaminer.com ^ | 14 April 2020 | MICHAEL BARBA
    For the first time in decades, thousands upon thousands of people will not march down Market Street this year to celebrate San Francisco Pride because of the coronavirus pandemic. The colorful celebration of LGBTQ experiences, which has been held nearly every year since its humble beginnings in 1970, is officially canceled, Pride organizers announced Tuesday. Organizers had hoped to postpone the parade until later this year, but decided to cancel the event as the coronavirus raged on, with nearly 1,000 confirmed cases in San Francisco so far.
  • Not again: Christian baker sued 2nd time over refusal to create transgender cake

    04/14/2020 1:40:31 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 60 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | Damjan Tutarkob
    A Colorado baker who fought and won a years-long legal battle after refusing to make a wedding cake for a gay couple has been slapped with a similar lawsuit, this time for refusing to bake a transgender cake. The story: In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared Jack Phillips, a devout Christian who owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, of any wrongdoing after a same-sex couple sued him for denying them a wedding cake as it went against his religious precepts. Now, Phillis is facing a similar lawsuit for refusing to bake a trans-themed cake in 2017. Autumn Scardina, the...
  • Davie police chief said BSO deputy died of COVID-19 because he was gay, complaint says

    04/13/2020 2:23:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Miami Hurled ^ | 04/11/2020 | Martin Vassolo
    ....a South Florida police chief tried minimizing their worries by claiming a Broward County deputy’s COVID-19 death was caused by his “homosexual” lifestyle... ...Tommy Reyes, the president of Miami’s Fraternal Order of Police — and a personal friend of Bennett — called Engle’s alleged comments about Bennett “disrespectful.” “Shannon was my friend... ....Bennett was 39 and a member of the LGBTQ community and had announced he was to marry in December. He contracted the virus while “in the line of duty,” BSO Sheriff Gregory Tony said....
  • Gov. Northam signs Virginia Values Act, providing anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people

    04/11/2020 2:19:38 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 40 replies
    https://www.wric.com ^ | Updated: Apr 11, 2020 / 04:50 PM EDT | by: Tyler Thrasher
    RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Governor Ralph Northam put pen to paper in making Virginia the first state in the South to enact comprehensive protections for the LGBTQ community. Today, Governor Northam announced he has signed the Virginia Values Act, protecting the LGBTQ community against discrimination in housing, employment, public spaces, and credit applications. “This legislation sends a strong, clear message—Virginia is a place where all people are welcome to live, work, visit, and raise a family,” said Governor Northam. “We are building an inclusive Commonwealth where there is opportunity for everyone, and everyone is treated fairly. No longer will LGBTQ...
  • Holding to biblical sexual morality earns Asbury a rebuke

    03/14/2020 4:13:49 PM PDT · by xzins · 10 replies
    One News Now ^ | March 13, 2020 | Michael F. Haverluck
    A private university in Kentucky is the latest Christian school to draw criticism for adhering to biblical sexual ethics. Asbury University – like so many others in Christian academia – is being hard-pressed by the culture to adopt pro-LGBTQ doctrine. Ever since Asbury University reportedly declined to renew the contract of two "LGBTQ-affirming" educators – professor Jon Roller, founder of the school's Worship Arts Program; and assistant professor of music education and voice Jill Campbell – it has been under major scrutiny. "Jon was told in his tenure meeting, 'You do not belong here,'" worship leader Derek Chilton – who...