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  • Val Kittington is Running for President and she's Republican

    10/09/2015 11:20:28 AM PDT · by chopperman · 17 replies
    Val Kittington is a Military Veteran of the U.S. Navy. She claims to be Pro-God, Pro-Gun, Pro-Life, Pro-Military, Pro-Israel, Pro-Constitution, Anti-Obamacare and Anti-Common Core.
  • Report: DOJ requires employees to verbally affirm homosexuality

    10/09/2015 11:05:44 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 84 replies
    Report says Obama's Justice Department requires Christians to verbally affirm homosexuality regardless of beliefs. A brochure emailed to Department of Justice employees requiring them to verbally affirm homosexuality regardless of their personal beliefs has sparked accusations of religious intolerance and viewpoint discrimination, Todd Starnes reported at Fox News Tuesday. "The brochure was created as a resource from DOJ Pride, an association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of the DOJ," Starnes wrote. According to Starnes, Liberty Counsel, a law firm that specializes in religious liberty, is representing an unidentified female DOJ worker who received the brochure, called ďLGBT Inclusion...
  • Is Your Gay Neighbor A Serial Killer?

    10/08/2015 5:33:52 PM PDT · by GraceG · 44 replies
    Liberty News Now ^ | 9/1/2015 | Chuck Hoster
    The definition of a serial killer is, ďA person who murders three or more people, usually due to abnormal psychological gratification, with the murders taking place over more than a month and including a significant break (a ďcooling off periodĒ) between them.Ē Serial killers may be overwhelmingly male and most likely to be either black or white, but is there a connection for these men between their tendencies and their sexual behavior? Most serial killers are seeking out a thrill. But from where does their blood lust stem? Radford University keeps a database of statistics surrounding serial killers; age, race,...
  • Kanye West Thinks Fashion Discriminated Against Him for Not Being Gay

    10/07/2015 10:13:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Billboard ^ | October 07, 2015 | Erin Strecker
    Kanye West is sharing some thoughts about breaking into the fashion industry. "I feel like I got discriminated in fashion for not being gay," he said during an interview with SHOWstudio on Tuesday. "In music, you definitely get discriminated in music if you are gay. It takes amazing talents to break down barriers. Everyone thought that when Frank Ocean dropped that it was going to be bad for his career. I feel like itís so clichť to speak about him as it relates to this subject, but there are people who broke the ground and he broke the ground. The...
  • Biden suggests GOP and other presidential candidates are 'homophobes'

    10/05/2015 10:09:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 4, 2015 | The Associated Press and Fox News Staff
    Vice President Joe Biden, who is considering a 2016 presidential run, on Saturday pledged his full support for gay and transgender equality while suggesting Republican and other White House candidates are ďhomophobes.Ē Speaking at the Human Rights Campaignís annual gala in Washington, Biden said gays and lesbians shouldnít fear Americans trying to undo gay marriage and other advances because the country has moved beyond homophobia. "There's homophobes still left,Ē he continued to laughter and applause, in his keynote address. ďMost of them are running for president, I think."(continued)
  • ĎI am a gay priest who is happy': Vatican official fired after coming out on eve of Church conf.

    10/05/2015 9:18:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/04/2015 | By Sarah Kaplan
    On Saturday evening, as hundreds of bishops convened in Rome for a major church assembly on family issues, former Vatican priest Krzysztof Charamsa headed a mile across town to a different gathering: the founding meeting of the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics, a group of 13 organizations advocating for inclusion of gays in the church. Charamsa had lost his job just before, when he was fired from his position in the Vaticanís doctrine office after announcing that he was gay and introducing reporters to his boyfriend. ďI want the Church and my community to know who I am: a gay...
  • The Facts About Popeís Meeting With Kim Davis

    10/05/2015 9:13:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/04/2015 | Matt Barber
    Big news this week as ¬ďprogressives¬Ē worldwide learned, to their utter shock and mournful consternation, that the pope is Catholic. Rumors are they will next examine wild bears, the woods and certain mysteries therein. On Wednesday the Vatican confirmed what a handful of us knew days before. Pope Francis secretly (and privately) met with Kim Davis at Washington¬ís Vatican Embassy to personally offer his broad support for her bold stand against that insidious and ¬ďintrinsically disordered¬Ē counterfeit called ¬ďgay marriage.¬Ē Does Pope Francis really support Kim Davis? While specifics of Davis¬í legal case were not discussed during the private meeting,...
  • Law Firm Representing Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Termed Hate Group For Anti-Gay Stance: Report

    10/05/2015 9:05:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 10/05/2015 | By Vishakha Sonawane
    Liberty Counsel, a law firm representing Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, has been termed as hate group for spreading false information by a nonprofit legal advocacy group, the Associated Press reported Sunday. The Southern Poverty Law Centerís senior official Mark Potok said that people at the firm "are way, way over the line" according to AP. The law firm is representing Davisí stance for not issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals on religious grounds. Davis also spent five days in prison last month after being found in contempt of court for denying the licenses. The Liberty Counsel is reportedly of the opinion...
  • Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, in Dueling Speeches, Focus on Transgender Rights

    10/04/2015 8:03:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 3, 2015 | Amy Chozick
    In a forceful speech on Saturday to an influential gay rights group, Hillary Rodham Clinton reaffirmed her support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. Hours later, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who is contemplating his own presidential run, stood before the same organization and praised Americans who have fought for gay rights. ďLove is not a political matter; itís a basic human right,Ē Mr. Biden said to a gathering of members of the Human Rights Campaign on Saturday night. ďThe fact that we recognize that, itís because of you.Ē Mr. Bidenís potential candidacy has loomed over Mrs. Clintonís...
  • Yayo Grassi, Gay Man and Pope's Former Student, Opens Up About Meeting with Francis in DC

    10/04/2015 10:51:40 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/3/15 | Meredith McGraw and Emily Shapiro
    Yayo Grassi, a gay man and former student of Pope Francis who met with the pope in Washington D.C., said Francis "is not afraid to have a gay friend." "Me being gay is no different [to the pope] than me having blue eyes," Grassi told ABC News today. "It's not different than me living in Washington. It is part of my life. And the way he accepted my boyfriend, it is a validation of how happy he is that two people of the same sex can be together and happy and miss each other when we are not close to...
  • God's dream for creation? The union of a man and woman, Pope says

    10/04/2015 9:53:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    cna ^ | October 4, 2015 | Elise Harris
    Vatican City, Oct 4, 2015 / 03:18 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis formally opened the synod of bishops Sunday, telling participants that the union between a man and woman is the foundation of God‚Äôs plan for the family, and a solution to the many forms of loneliness in today‚Äôs world. ‚ÄúThis is God‚Äôs dream for his beloved creation: to see it fulfilled in the loving union between a man and a woman, rejoicing in their shared journey, fruitful in their mutual gift of self,‚ÄĚ the Pope said in his opening Mass for the Synod of Bishops. He explained that...
  • Law firm labeled hate group leading Kim Davis' crusade

    10/04/2015 9:17:57 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 4, 2015 | AP
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kim Davis' lawyer stood onstage in a Washington D.C. hotel and pointed to a photo on the screen. It showed 100,000 people packed into a Peruvian soccer stadium, Mat Staver told the crowd, all there to pray for the Kentucky clerk battling against gay marriage. The crowd erupted. It wasn't true.
  • Vatican official in gay relationship fired for media conference, NOT for sins against God & nature

    10/04/2015 2:35:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Rotate Caeli ^ | 10/03/2015 | Adhere
    So we bring to those of you who don't follow us on Twitter this news, for the record. And, also for the record, the fact that the Vatican is now, for the first time ever, using words such as "in a gay relationship" on an official website to describe a sexually active homosexual priest. And, one other nugget: According to the pope's spokesman, this priest being an active homosexual, that was not what got him fired from his numerous posts.
  • Pope opens synod; calls for welcoming Church but no gay marriage

    10/04/2015 12:09:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 4, 2015 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday reaffirmed Catholic opposition to gay marriage as he opened a three-week gathering of bishops from around the world but said the Church had to show love and understanding towards all. Francis presided at a solemn Mass in St. Peter's Basilica to open the meeting, known as a synod, on the theme of the family in the modern world.
  • Davisí Lawyer Disputes Vatican Description of Meeting

    10/04/2015 10:39:26 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 58 replies ^ | 10/2/15 | AP
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) ó Kim Davisí attorney is disputing the Vaticanís description and interpretation of her Sept. 24 meeting with Pope Francis. Attorney Mat Staver told The Associated Press early Friday that the meeting was an affirmation of the Kentucky county clerkís right to be conscientious objector. He says Vatican personnel initiated contact with Davisí camp on Sept. 14 saying the pope wanted to meet her.
  • Pledging to Fight Injustices, Hillary Clinton Focuses on Transgender Rights in Speech

    10/03/2015 3:37:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 3, 2015 | Amy Chozick
    In a forceful speech to an influential gay rights group, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday reaffirmed her support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans just hours before Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., contemplating his own presidential run, was to address the organization. ďI see the injustices and dangers that you and your family still face,Ē Mrs. Clinton told the gathering of members of the Human Rights Campaign. ďI am running for president to end them once and for all.Ē Mrs. Clinton emphasized transgender rights, including urging the military to reverse its policy and allow transgender Americans to serve...
  • More Companies Pushing the Gay Agenda: Expediaís New Ad ĎConnectionsí

    10/03/2015 7:31:08 PM PDT · by MaskedMan · 52 replies ^ | 23 June 2015 | Tami Jackson
    "The onslaught of companies and their commercials celebrating and advancing the ďgayĒ lifestyle seems to be increasing at an exponential rate. Several years ago I began to notice a drastic change on the Food Network and HGTV. Chefs were competing for their same sex ďspouse,Ē same sex couples were looking for houses..."
  • 'Sense of regret' in Vatican over Pope Francis' meeting with gay marriage opponent

    10/02/2015 11:58:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/02/2015 | BY PHILIP PULLELLA, Vatican City
    Pope Francis' meeting last week with an American woman at the center of a row over gay marriage was not something he had sought and should not be seen as an endorsement of her views, the Vatican said on Friday. One Vatican official said there was "a sense of regret" that the pope had ever seen Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk who went to jail in September for refusing to honor a U.S. Supreme Court ruling and issue same-sex marriage licenses. The encounter in Washington was originally kept secret and has sparked widespread debate since it became public this...
  • Openly homosexual Vatican priest denounces CDF on video :"I AM GAY"

    10/02/2015 9:44:05 PM PDT · by Legatus · 29 replies
    Vox Cantoris Blog ^ | 10/02/2015 | Vox Cantoris
    The sodomite mafia that we've long suspected in the Vatican is raising its filthy head on the eve of the Synod to destroy the family. Father Oko's work on the infiltration of the priesthood in Rome and in Poland must be held up as a warning of what was to come. The dossier of three hundred pages handed over by Benedict XVI to Jorge Bergoglio gathers dust but the truth will come out along with coming out of these sodomite moles into the light where they can no longer hide. ¬ĄJestem gejem. Dumnym i szczńôŇõliwym ksińôdzem gejem¬Ē. Coming out ksińôdza...
  • Vatican Source: Pope Blindsided By Meeting With Controversial Kentucky Clerk

    10/02/2015 8:32:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 10/2/15 | Jay Levine
    (CBS) ó Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich is on his way to Rome tonight. Before he left, he spoke out for the first time on that controversial meeting between Pope Francis and Kim Davis, the county clerk from Kentucky who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Cupich in essence told CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine not to read too much into it. A highly placed source inside the Vatican claims the Pope was blindsided. The Vatican has since tried to distance Pope Francis from Davis. Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi said the popeís meeting with Davis was not an endorsement...
  • Pope Squishes Out on Kim Davis

    10/02/2015 7:09:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Rush ^ | October 2, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: In addition to that, the pope, the Vatican, they're walking back the fact that they met with Kim Davis. This is unheard of. I have never heard of anything like this. The Vatican is like, "Whoa, whoa, whoa wait a minute, maybe we didn't meet with Kim Davis. Well, we did, but we didn't. No, no, no, don't we're not necessarily -- no don't think that we are." I have never seen this kind of squishiness. I'm telling you, folks, the left is corrupting everything it touches. It's not uplifting anything. It isn't fixing anything. It isn't strengthening anything....
  • Why Transgenderism Tops Obama's Agenda

    10/01/2015 1:34:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush ^ | October 1, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: What do we get from the White House? "The White House is reaching out to the transgender community for a list of things that its members want as they follow their lifestyle choices." Well, it's obvious here, ladies and gentlemen, this White House has their priorities in order. "The initiative was launched with the help of White House Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil, who expressed concern that there is very little data of what the transgender community needs from the government." Why does the transgender community need anything from the government? I mean, why does anybody need -- I...
  • Liberal, Pedophile Calls Me Out! But Now Iíve Dug Into His PastÖ

    09/30/2015 3:39:33 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 27 replies ^ | 08/30/2015 | Steven Crowder
    (IMAGES/SCREENSHOTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE LINK. COULDN'T POST THEM HERE) Well, Todd Nickerson the pedophile has responded to the ďright wing vileĒ backlash he got for coming out to the world as someone whoís sexually attracted to children. Sorry Iím not sorry. If youíre sexually attracted to children, youíre a sick bastard. And not one for whom I have much, shall we say ďtoleranceĒ? He called me out by name..ish: Then thereís Alex Crowderís lunacy by way of Alex Jones: No,, I Donít Need to ĎUnderstandí the Plight of Pedophiles. Again, the implication in the very title is that...
  • Archbishop:'True Intention Behind' Push for Same-Sex Marriage is 'Imposition of Totalitarian System'

    08/27/2015 6:24:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 36 replies
    CNS ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mark Judge
    Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron of Agana, Guam has posted a message on his archdiocesean website stating that the ‚Äútrue intention‚ÄĚ behind the push for same-sex marriage ‚Äúhas always been about the destruction of the family and the imposition of a totalitarian system.‚ÄĚ The archbishop also predicted the next step in the process would be to use the education system so ‚Äúthat our children, your children, will be forced to assimilate to this pattern of non-gender.‚ÄĚ ¬ďIt is important to understand that the political pressure to push the agenda for same sex ‚Äėmarriage‚Äô has never been about gay rights; the true...
  • Attorney: Kentucky clerk Kim Davis met with pope

    09/29/2015 7:09:15 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 50 replies
    CBS News ^ | 9-29-2015
    Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who went to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, met with Pope Francis last week during his visit to the U.S., Davis' attorney Mat Staver told CBS News. According to Staver, the two met briefly last Thursday, September 24, at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, D.C. Staver said Pope Francis spoke to Davis in English and asked her to pray for him. He said Davis, in return, asked the pope to pray for her. The pope told her to stay strong, according to her lawyer.
  • Pope Francis met Secretly with Kim Davis, Offered his Support and Prayers

    09/29/2015 7:44:35 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/29/2015 | Austin Rose
    Pope Francis met privately with controversial Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis and her husband while he was in Washington, DC last week.
  • Pope Francis Says Government Workers Have The Right To Refuse To Issue Gay Marriage Licenses

    09/28/2015 10:02:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2015 | Rick Moran
    <p>September 28, 2015 Pope Francis Says Government Workers Have The Right To Refuse To Issue Gay Marriage Licenses By Rick Moran Pope Francis told reporters on his flight back to Rome from the U.S. today that government workers issuing gay marriage licesnses have a "human right" to refuse to do their duty if it goes against their conscience.</p>
  • Santa Rosa Cannabis Providers Donate $20,000 Worth of Medical Marjuana to Valley Fire Victims

    09/29/2015 11:41:17 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Sep 28, 2015 | Rhea Mahbubani
    Two Santa Rosa cannabis providers are coming to the rescue of Valley Fire victims. Care by Design and AbsoluteXtracts have teamed up to donate $20,000 worth of medical marijuana products to Lake County residents who have prescriptions but lost access to their medicine because of the fire, the Press Democrat reported. The companies issued a joint statement, saying: "This disaster happened in our own backyard. As a company that prides itself on putting patient needs first, we felt there was no better time to reach out and help our neighbors in their time of need." Through Oct. 7, each victim...
  • Smithers Will Come Out on The Simpsons

    09/28/2015 12:03:00 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 28, 2015 | Nate Jones
    In an interview with TVLine, Simpsons showrunner Al Jean reveals that the show's 27th season will be a big one for Waylon Smithers, lovelorn assistant to megalomaniacal businessman Mr. Burns: After decades of pining, Smithers will finally come out to his boss. "In Springfield now, most people know heís gay, but obviously Burns doesnít," Jean notes. "We deal with that in two episodes."
  • Full transcript of Pope Francis' inflight interview from Philadelphia to Rome

    09/28/2015 11:43:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    EWTN News ^ | 9/28/15
    In a 47 minute Q&A with journalists on his way back to Rome Pope Francis touched on sensitive topics such as forgiving abusers and conscientious objection, as well as the upcoming synod of bishops and womenís ordination. The Pope answered 11 questions posed in English, Spanish and Italian Sept. 27 while on board his American Airlines overnight flight from Philadelphia to Rome. Among the themes addressed were the new, streamlined annulment process, womenís ordination to the priesthood, the migrant crisis and whether or not government officials have a right to conscientious objection. He reaffirmed the Catholic Churchís position on womenís...
  • Doctor Expelled From Hospital for Exposing Truth About Homosexuality

    09/28/2015 11:06:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 44 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 9/25/2015 | JESSILYN JUSTICE
    A Harvard-affiliated hospital reportedly expelled a popular doctor after he voiced his religious beliefs about homosexuality. Dr. Paul Church, who had admitting privileges at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, was told his position on homosexuality constituted as "discrimination," "harassment," and "unprofessional conduct," and that Bible verses regarding homosexuality are similarly "offensive" and discriminatory. "Dr. Church was censured and subjected to disciplinary action for stating an objection on medical and religious grounds to the promotion of homosexuality," says Richard Mast, a Liberty Counsel attorney representing Church. Mast confirmed Church received a letter from the hospital, assessed the letter...
  • Where 'gays' are heroes, pedophiles victims, Christians crazy (morality's continued 'evolution'...)

    09/28/2015 10:36:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    WND ^ | September 25, 2015 | Unattributed
    Experts say morality's continued 'evolution' has no limits Traditional morality regarding sex isnít just collapsing, itís being inverted. Homosexuals, whose behavior once was illegal and reviled, are heroes. Pedophiles, considered among the lowest of the low for millennia, are being characterized as victims. And if you think thereís something wrong about all of this, you might have a mental disorder. Itís a perspective that Paul Kengor, a university professor, historian and author of ďTakedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage,Ē argues is being pursued aggressively by Democrats. ďOnce upon a time, you would have...
  • I Didn't Jump Off the Liberal Crazy Train for This

    09/27/2015 4:58:35 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    Bill O'Reilly ^ | 9/42/15 | Bernie Goldberg
    I grew up in a blue-collar family in a working class neighborhood (the South Bronx) where just about everybody (if not literally everybody) voted Democratic. In college, I was a liberal Ė and proud of it. The big issue was civil rights and liberals were on the right side of that one while conservatives Ė yes, mostly Democrats from the South Ė were on both the wrong side of history and the wrong side of decency. When the issue of womenís rights came along, I was on board with that too. I didnít think much about taxes, mainly because I...
  • Govt workers have right to refuse gay marriage licenses -pope

    09/28/2015 9:29:03 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 28, 2015 | Philip Pullella
    Pope Francis said on Monday government officials have a "human right" to refuse to discharge a duty, such as issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals, if they feel it violates their conscience.
  • The Pope, the Little Sisters, and ObamaCare

    09/28/2015 10:08:29 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Pope Francisí unexpected and unscheduled visit to the Little Sisters of the Poor, a convent of elderly nuns fighting ObamaCareís contraception mandate in the courts, is a clear message shot across the Obama administrationís bow that such religious persecution is not acceptable, backing up the American Catholic Churchís mantra: we will not comply While the lamestream media focuses on the Popeís seeming alignment on issues such as climate change and immigration reform, the chattering class ignores this ongoing battle over religious liberty.
  • Obama Warns Christians: Gay Rights More Important Than Religious Freedom

    09/28/2015 7:43:26 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/27/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    As Pope Francis flew back to Rome, President Obama issued a stern warning to Christians, warning them their attempts to assert their religious liberty to oppose gay rights would fail. ďWe affirm that we cherish our religious freedom and are profoundly respectful of religious traditions,Ē he insisted during a dramatic speech at a LGTB fundraiser in New York City on Sunday night, praising the progress made on gay rights under his administration. ďBut we also have to say clearly that our religious freedom doesnít grant us the freedom to deny our fellow Americans their constitutional rights.Ē The fundraiser for the...
  • Pope Francis says government workers have the right to refuse to issue gay marriage licenses

    09/28/2015 7:33:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/28/2015 | Rick Moran
    Pope Francis told reporters on his flight back to Rome from the US today that government workers issuing gay marriage licesnses have a "human right" to refuse to do their duty if it goes against their conscience. Thus, the pontiff †directly injected himself into the Kim†Davis controversy - the Kentucky clerk who went to jail because she refused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. Reuters: Pope Francis said on Monday government officials have a "human right" to refuse to discharge a duty, such as issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals, if they feel it violates their conscience. Speaking...
  • Government officials have right to refuse gay marriage licenses: pope

    09/28/2015 7:09:03 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 28 September 2015 | Reuters
    Pope Francis said on Monday government officials have a ďhuman rightĒ to refuse to discharge a duty, such as issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals, if they feel it violates their conscience.
  • Obama: Marriage equality probably wonít be 2016 issue

    09/28/2015 3:45:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/27/15 | Kyle Balluck
    President Obama late Sunday predicted marriage equality probably wonít be an issue in the 2016 presidential race, saying the U.S. has ďcome too farĒ since the 2004 campaign. "Tonight we live in an America where 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' is something that 'don't exist,' " he said to cheers and applause at the beginning of his remarks to a Democratic National Committee LGBT gala in New York, according to a reporter traveling with the president. The president told the audience that cynics who said change is ďtoo messyĒ have been proven wrong time after time. Obama also said that 2016...
  • Obama says religious freedom is not an excuse to deny gay people and other's constitutional rights

    Freedom of religion isn't reason enough to deny any American their constitutional rights, President Barack Obama said Sunday as he addressed members of the LGBT community, one of his major sources of political and financial support.
  • The Real Roots of í70s Drug Laws

    09/28/2015 5:55:41 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 28, 2015 | MICHAEL JAVEN FORTNER
    ... Todayís disastrously punitive criminal justice system is actually rooted in the postwar social and economic demise of urban black communities. It is, in part, the unintended consequence of African-Americansí own hard-fought battle against the crime and violence inside their own communities. To ignore that history is to disregard the agency of black people and minimize their grievances, and to risk making the same mistake again. The draconian Rockefeller drug laws, for example, the model for much of our current drug policies, were promoted and supported by an African-American leadership trying to save black lives. During the 1960s, concentrated poverty...
  • CO Attorney General Orders Boulder to Stop Issuing Fake Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    09/27/2015 6:29:57 PM PDT · by lonestar67 · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 1, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Update: Hall ignored the deadline and proceeded to issue unconstitutional marriage licenses. As reported by The Denver Post: "This was not a hard decision. I'm proud to do this for my community," Hall said Tuesday afternoon, adding, "it's not about politics. This is about people who love each other." Hall's office has issued 88 marriage licenses to same-sex couples since Wednesday, when the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals struck Utah's ban on gay marriage.
  • Former MN Gov. Jesse Ventura thinks he and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders would make a good tag

    09/27/2015 6:24:37 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    NYDN ^ | Sunday, September 27, 2015 | Marianne Garvey, Brian Niemietz, Oli Coleman with Rachel Maresca /
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura thinks he and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders would make a good tag team Former Minnesota Governor and retired pro wrestler Jesse (The Body) Ventura is into Bernie Sanders. Ventura stirred up controversy last month by hinting he might be interested in serving as Donald Trumpís vice president, but the fiercely independent rabble rouser told Confidenti@l that a Sanders/Ventura ticket might be a better fit. ďWould I run with Bernie? Sure, Iíd give him consideration,Ē Ventura tells Confidenti@l, reasoning that Sanders, quickly gaining traction, is the candidate most likely to bring our troops back from the...
  • Pope's Address to Victims of Sexual Abuse

    09/27/2015 2:42:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Zenit ^ | 9/27/15
    Here is the Vatican translation of the Pope's address to victims of sexual abuse by the clergy, who he met with early this morning at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia. Following his address, the Pope met privately with each of the individuals present at the meeting. * * * My dearest brothers and sisters in Christ, I am grateful for this opportunity to meet you. I am blessed by your presence. Thank you for coming here today. Words cannot fully express my sorrow for the abuse you suffered. You are precious children of God who should always expect our...
  • Pope Says Civil Marriage And Christian Marriage No Longer The Same In U.S.

    09/27/2015 9:31:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies ^ | September 27, 2015 | Dr. Thomas D. Williams,PH.D.
    Pope Francis warns marriage has been stretched and distorted in the United States, to the point where it is no longer even similar to the Christian sacrament of matrimony. The pontiff noted the ďunprecedented changesĒ taking place in contemporary society, ďwith their social, cultural Ė and sadly now juridical Ė effects on family bonds,Ē referring to the Supreme Course decision in June to legalize same-sex marriage for the entire nation in Obergefell v. Hodges.
  • A Real Revolutionary Appears

    09/26/2015 5:06:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | September 25, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    Cuba has got to be one of the most revolutionary places on the planet -- if you're naÔve enough to believe the official slogans, street signs and the rest of the prolefeed on display in the Castros' crumbling little police state. The old Soviet Union used to be heavy on talk of revolution, too, though most Russians came to realize it was only talk. In the grim, gray reality, Russia was anything but revolutionary. When that evil empire collapsed, so did the empty slogans about revolution, the workers' state and all the rest. Official lies may hold up for a...
  • Advocacy Group: Commercialization Of Legal Pot Has Led To ĎEpidemicí For Colorado Kids

    09/26/2015 1:20:15 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies ^ | September 20, 2015 | CBS4
    The results of a new study about the impact of Coloradoís marijuana legalization is raising troubling questions for parents. The study cites a significant increase in marijuana-related traffic deaths, hospital visits and school suspensions.
  • At World Meeting of Families, homosexuality dominates talk

    09/25/2015 4:08:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 82 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | September 25, 2015 | Peter Smith
    He cited an online post he had seen from a 17-year-old gay Catholic. "The church has a lot to say about what I'm not supposed to do," the youth wrote. "But ... I couldn't find any church document (about) what a gay person is supposed to do with his life. I feel abandoned by the church." He said the church teaches much about the beauty of marriage, but then tells its gay members they "can't have this wonderful thing."
  • Pope Francis to Release Pop-Rock Album 'Wake Up!'

    09/25/2015 1:38:23 PM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | September 25, 2015 | Daniel Kreps
    As Pope Francis embarks on his historic visit to the United States, His Holiness will spread his message of hope, faith and unity in the form of a prog-rock-infused album titled Wake Up! this November. The Vatican-approved LP, a collaboration with Believe Digital, features the Pontiff delivering sacred hymns and excerpts of his most moving speeches in multiple languages paired with uplifting musical accompaniment ranging from pop-rock to Gregorian chant. Wake Up! arrives November 27th, with the iTunes pre-order now available with an instant download of "Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!," which Rolling Stone is proud to premiere.
  • Ted Cruz threatens to kill Ayatollah after Pope warns against violent fundamentalism

    09/25/2015 1:35:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Death and Taxes ^ | September 25, 2015 | Drew Salisbury
    On the day after Pope Francis spoke to Congress about the dangers of violent extremism in the name of religious fundamentalism, presidential candidate Ted Cruz, appearing at a Values Voter summit, threatened to murder Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The Texas senator vowed that, if elected, he would ďrip to shredsĒ the Iranian agreement deal recently passed through Congress, and kill the countryís leader if it didnít give up its nuclear ambitions. ďIf the Ayatollah doesnít understand that, we may have to help introduce him to the 72 virgins,Ē Cruz said to wild cheers from the audience of conservative Christians. The...