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  • Michael Sam cut by Rams

    08/30/2014 1:08:15 PM PDT · by GreenAccord · 205 replies
    espn.com ^ | 8/30/2014 | Nick Wagoner and Adam Schefter
    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The St. Louis Rams released defensive end Michael Sam on Saturday, according to multiple league sources. Sam's efforts to become the first openly gay player in NFL history came up just short in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks. Westbrooks is one of nine defensive linemen to land a roster spot. Sam officially hit waivers Saturday at 4 p.m. ET when all NFL teams had to trim their rosters down to the league-mandated 53 players. From there, the other 31 teams will have 24 hours to put in a claim for Sam.
  • Russia eyes own Eurovision after drag queen's win

    05/14/2014 4:50:54 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 15 replies
    Lawmakers in the Kremlin-controlled parliament picked up on swelling outrage in the socially conservative country at Conchita Wurst's weekend triumph by proposing a Russian-based contest in which family values prevail. "The last Eurovision contest's results exhausted our patience," Communist Party deputy Valery Rashkin told the Interfax news agency. "We must leave this competition. We cannot tolerate this endless madness." Rashkin said he would push for the creation of a "Voice of Eurasia" songfest instead, which would primarily group nations from the former Soviet Union. It was a suggestion picked up quickly by advisers to Belarus President Aleksander Lukashenko -- a...
  • The Gaying of America

    05/09/2014 10:13:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 9, 2014 | Austin Ruse
    In Making Gay Okay, Robert Reilly says the ascendancy of men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) started with Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s victory over Aristotle and that once philosophy fell the triumphant march through the institutions was quick and maybe even inevitable.Reilly explains that the debate centers on the question of what is natural and not, and how to distinguish between right and wrong. He describes how the Greeks fell in love with reality when they discovered nature and that the purpose of things was knowable and unchangeable even by the whim of gods.The author writes, “A dog wagged his tail because that was the...
  • X-Men director Bryan Singer accused of sexually abusing underage male child actor..

    04/17/2014 5:42:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 17, 2014 | Ashley Collman
    Just a month before his next film X-Men: Days of Future Past is set to release, director Bryan Singer has been accused of child molestation. According to documents filed in Hawaii, 31-year-old Michael Egan claims Singer used his power in the entertainment industry to sexually exploit him when he was an underage teen actor striking it out in Los Angeles. Now Egan is suing the director, for $300,000 for the 'catastrophic psychological and emotional injuries' he says he suffered, the documents filed Wednesday explain.
  • Elton John rubbishes Vladimir Putin's claims he has 'gay friends'

    01/23/2014 9:41:28 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | January 23, 2014 | Simon Tomlinson
    Elton John has spoken out against Russia's ban on homosexual propaganda by dismissing Vladimir Putin's claims he is welcoming to gays and saying the law had legitimised homophobia. The pop star's stinging attack come days after the Russian President claimed he had gay friends and praised the 'personal achievements' of homosexual celebrities like John whom he called 'extraordinary'. In a 500-word statement, John said: 'What I heard reinforced all the media stories that have been circling since the propaganda bill became federal law: that vicious homophobia has been legitimised by this legislation and given extremists the cover to abuse people's...
  • Normalizing pedophilia: Abolishing the age of consent

    11/13/2013 6:57:44 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 37 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11-12-13 | Jacqueline Laing
    After certain press criticism and a productive online backlash in the blogosphere, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) is performing a gratifying volte-face in its use of the term sexual "orientation" for paedophilia. In its fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the APA has distinguished between paedophilic disorder and paedophilic orientation. Paedophilia-advocacy groups, like B4U-ACT, a grassroots lobby group, have long seen the declassification of paedophilia to the status of an "orientation" for “minor-attracted persons" (MAPs) to be a necessary means to their ends. The North American Man-Boy Love Association (and numerous international affiliates advocating...
  • Illinois mom attacks permissive library porn policy after stumbling on patron viewing smut

    11/12/2013 3:08:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 33 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Dustin Siggins
    Nov. 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Public libraries are taxpayer-funded areas where families can bring their children to read, socialize, and sometimes use the library's computers. But according to local mom Megan Fox, in Orland Park, Illinois, the public library is also a haven for sex offenders and pornography users. According to Fox, on October 4, she tried to use a computer in the children’s area of the library, and was directed by staff to use an adult computer area. There she says she discovered a man looking at pornography. When she complained to staff, she claims she was told, “We...
  • The next homosexualist goal: elimination of “age of consent”, license for pedophiles

    10/21/2013 3:09:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 10/21/2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    I have been writing for a long time now that the next step in the homosexualist agenda is to eliminate the “age of consent” limit.   They approach their goals through creeping (and creepy) incrementalism.  They will eventually rehabilitate even pedophilia, with the consent and aid of the mainstream media and liberals everywhere, even within the Church.From LifeSite (I’ll cut some bits out, but read the whole thing over there): The homosexual Left’s new crusade: Normalizing adult-child sexby Matt BarberMon Oct 14, 2013 11:53 EST October 11, 2013 (WND) – So much for the left’s “consenting adults” rhetoric on sex. Forever...
  • The homosexual Left’s new crusade: Normalizing adult-child sex

    10/15/2013 6:18:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Matt Barber
    October 11, 2013 (WND) - So much for the left’s “consenting adults” rhetoric on sex. Forever the consummate conservationists, our self-described “progressive” friends at the ACLU, MSNBC and elsewhere have been ramping-up efforts to downsize from “consenting adults” to merely “consenting” – a far less cumbersome qualifier in the noble struggle for unrestrained sexual license. Tolerating “intergenerational romance” for “minor-attracted” adults is all the rage these days. Ever hear of Kaitlyn Hunt? Over the past year or so this poor, misunderstood lesbian woman’s “anti-gay persecution” has become a cause célčbre among “gay rights” activists and other left-wing purveyors of perversion....
  • Left's new crusade: adult-kid sex

    10/13/2013 4:27:08 PM PDT · by James R. Aist · 44 replies
    renewamerica.com ^ | October 13, 2013 | Matt Barber
    So much for the left's "consenting adults" rhetoric on sex. Forever the consummate conservationists, our self-described "progressive" friends at the ACLU, MSNBC and elsewhere have been ramping-up efforts to downsize from "consenting adults" to merely "consenting" – a far less cumbersome qualifier in the noble struggle for unrestrained sexual license. Tolerating "intergenerational romance" for "minor-attracted" adults is all the rage these days.
  • The Atlantic publishes two articles normalizing pedophilia

    08/28/2013 5:04:27 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8-28-13 | Wesley J. Smith
    - I have written about this before. In our growing hedonistic culture, pedophilia is in the process of being normalized, downgraded by some from a severe sexual perversion into a mere ”orientation.” The Atlantic–mainstream media!–has two articles that push us in that direction. First, “I Pedophile,” by David Goldberg–a Canadian journalist convicted for viewing child pornography–argues that his obsession with children is a “sexual orientation:” The main query that I am convinced will always be without an answer is why I am a pedophile. It is the equivalent of trying to determine why someone is heterosexual or gay. We don’t...
  • Pedophiles want same rights as homosexuals

    08/02/2013 9:11:28 PM PDT · by coldphoenix · 46 replies
    http://www.greeleygazette.com/press/?p=11517 ^ | July 27, 2013 | by Jack Minor
    Using the same tactics used by “gay” rights activists, pedophiles have begun to seek similar status arguing their desire for children is a sexual orientation no different than heterosexual or homosexuals. Critics of the homosexual lifestyle have long claimed that once it became acceptable to identify homosexuality as simply an “alternative lifestyle” or sexual orientation, logically nothing would be off limits. “Gay” advocates have taken offense at such a position insisting this would never happen. However, psychiatrists are now beginning to advocate redefining pedophilia in the same way homosexuality was redefined several years ago.
  • The Story Behind Russian’s Gay Adoption Ban

    07/26/2013 10:03:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 26, 2013 | Anne Hendershott
    During the same month that U. S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was issuing his opinion that the Defense of Marriage Act “humiliated tens of thousands of children now being raised by same-sex couples,” Russia’s House of Parliament voted unanimously to ban the adoption of Russian children by same-sex couples from abroad. The House also voted to forbid single people who are citizens or permanent residents of countries that allow same sex marriage to become adoptive parents or legal guardians of Russian children.Children’s rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov vowed to do everything possible to “ensure that Russian orphans are only adopted...
  • OPEN THE FLOODGATES: Pedophiles Arguing Their Sexual Orientation is No Different than Homosexuals

    07/23/2013 8:33:00 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 80 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 7-23-13 | Clash Daily
    Using the same tactics used by "gay" rights activists, pedophiles have begun to seek similar status arguing their desire for children is a sexual orientation no different than heterosexual or homosexual.
  • Paedophile freed and not banned from Facebook despite using it to groom victims

    07/15/2013 11:00:49 AM PDT · by kimtom · 13 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 15 Jul 2013 | Daniel Johnson, and agencies
    (Callum Evans leaves Taunton Crown Court in Somerset Photo: SWNS) A judge has allowed a paedophile to walk free from court and continue using Facebook for the second time despite him repeatedly accessing the site to groom children. Judge Graham Hume Jones said banning Callum Evans from using Facebook would be “particularly excessive” after he was caught two years ago using it to groom two teenage boys and meet up with them to molest them. Despite being found using Facebook again to try and trick 13 boys and one girl to send him pornographic photos, the 21-year-old appeared before...
  • Homosexual Couple Busted for Raping Adopted Child

    07/05/2013 12:06:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 3, 2013
    Anyone who supports homosexual “marriage” is supporting homosexual adoption. Anyone who supports homosexual adoption is supporting this: An American pedophile has been convicted to 40 years in prison for years of sexual abuse of [an] adopted Russian boy. His boyfriend from New Zealand who allegedly assisted in meticulously recording acts of sexual offence is going on trial at home. Two members of the pedophile porn exchange ring Boy Lovers network, Mark J. Newton, 42 and his long-term partner Peter Truong, 36, were busted in 2011 on suspicion that they were sexually molesting their son, born to [a] Russian mother in...
  • Papal theologian: Treating homosexuals with dignity means telling them the truth

    07/04/2013 2:16:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 3, 2013 | JOHN-HENRY WESTEN
    Rev. Wojciech Giertych VATICAN CITY, July 2, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In an interview with LifeSiteNews.com, Papal Theologian Rev. Wojciech Giertych, spoke of the need to treat persons with homosexual inclination with dignity, adding that dignity means telling them the truth.  What truth? “Homosexuality is against human nature.”  And what is needed is to “pastorally help such people to return to an emotional and moral integrity.” (see video of the interview) Appointed in 2005 by Pope Benedict XVI, it is Fr. Giertych’s job - Theologian of the Papal Household - to review the texts given to the Pope for his speeches...
  • California lawmakers pass bill to allow transgender students to pick which restrooms they use

    07/04/2013 8:51:14 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/3/13 | ap
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – State lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would require California's public K-12 schools to let transgender students choose which restrooms they use and which school teams they join based on their gender identity instead of their chromosomes. ~~SNIP~~ The bill would give youths the right "to participate in sex-segregated programs, activities and facilities" based on their self-perception, regardless of their birth gender.
  • Kevin Clash Update: Embattled ex-Elmo puppeteer wins 3 Daytime Emmys

    06/17/2013 4:26:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 17, 2013
    LOS ANGELES - Kevin Clash, the Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid allegations that he sexually abused underage boys, won three Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on "Sesame Street." Clash won as outstanding performer in a children's series at the creative arts ceremony held Friday night. He shared trophies for outstanding pre-school children's series and directing in a children's series.
  • Pride Week in Boston: A week of public homosexuality -- with new focus on kids

    06/07/2013 10:01:47 PM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 06/08/2013 | n/a
    Years ago, Gay Pride Week -- as weird as it was -- was largely only about adults who might dress and act like children. But a disturbing trend in recent years has been to include activities to attract teenagers as young as middle school age. There seems to be a very strong interest by adult activists to get kids involved with the "gay" festivities. For example, last year for the first time, the Boston Pride Committee took over the "Youth Pride" event which was held this year in Boston on May 18 for middle school and high school kids. (We...
  • Salon Slams Disney for Not Being Gay

    06/04/2013 2:37:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 3, 2013 | Lauren Enk
    Get with the times and be gay, Salon.com urged Disney on Saturday. The liberal site ran Renee Davidson’s piece “Why are there no gay Disney characters?” which ominously warned that if Disney doesn’t start pushing LGBT imagery, then Mickey Mouse and his pals run the risk of going out of date. "The animation giant has never featured an openly gay character in any of its multimillion dollar films or cartoons,” Davidson lamented, “let alone present a (genuine) same-sex kiss.” CitingArchie Comic’s recent money-making decision to portray it’s first “gay kiss,” Davidson was eager to see the House of Mouse follow...
  • BSA changed its homosexual scout policy on urging from the loathsome scum at NAMBLA

    06/02/2013 8:48:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 63 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/2/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    For many years the North American Man Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) has been licking its lips at the thought of legalizing sodomy with little boys. Raping little boys with impunity is all these loathsome scumbags think about day and night. Unencumbered by the responsibilities of living a normal life, NAMBLA members are able to put all of their efforts, time and money into bringing about the satanic kingdom they long for. They will do anything to get their way. NAMBLA follows a kind of paraphrase of the famous bank robber Willie Sutton who once said he robbed banks “because that’s...
  • Boy Scouts Choose Suicide, and Homo-Activists are Still Outraged

    05/28/2013 6:40:21 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 51 replies
    American Clarion ^ | May 28, 2013 | Gina Miller
    Surely the national leadership members of the Boy Scouts of America didn’t believe this ungodly, profoundly stupid vote to allow openly homosexual boys to be Scouts would somehow appease the tools of the radical homosexual movement. Surely these leaders who voted against all common sense and against the very principles their organization professes didn’t imagine that the homosexual alphabet soup militia would be happy with the vote and just let things be. The yeas and nays of the vote had barely been counted when the screeching and wailing commenced from Sodom’s ranks—the Scouts didn’t go far enough! In an abundantly...
  • Gay Manifesto - "We Shall Sodomize Your Sons" ["gay" fantasy come true?]

    05/25/2013 2:03:42 PM PDT · by Slyfox · 134 replies
    Rainbow Alliance ^ | 2/15/1987 | Michael Swift
    (First Published in Gay Community News, Feb. 15-21, 1987 and also put into the Congressional Record. Author - Michael Swift) We shall sodomize your sons, emblems of your feeble masculinity, of your shallow dreams and vulgar lies. We shall seduce them in your schools, in your dormitories, in your gymnasiums, in your locker rooms, in your sports arenas, in your seminaries, in your youth groups, in your movie theater bathrooms, in your army bunkhouses, in your truck stops, in your all male clubs, in your houses of Congress, wherever men are with men together. Your sons shall become our minions...
  • Speeding toward Gomorrah

    04/29/2013 6:40:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 26, 2013 | Timothy Philen
    Warren Jeffs must be banging his head against the walls of his prison cell these days. If he had only waited a few years before starting his Texas polygamy compound, he’d have ended up a civil rights trailblazer and Twitter-verse superstar, enduring nothing more than a little good-natured teasing from Jimmy Kimmel about his new show, “79 Wives and Counting.”Actually, that scenario’s not hard to imagine, given that the last vestiges of “repressive Christian morality” are being swept away by a tsunami of “progressive” dogma, its doctrines flowing from an absolute certainty that there are no absolutes — that all...
  • Police Warn Parents about mobile phone GPS app after alleged sex assault

    06/04/2010 11:45:26 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 26 replies · 811+ views
    The Vancouver Sun ^ | 5/4/2010 | Tracy Sherlock
    A 54-year-old Vancouver man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a 15-year-old North Vancouver youth after using a new mobile GPS technology designed to help gay men hook up. Brent Tynan, 54, of Vancouver, faces charges of sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching and sexual assault, RCMP Cpl. Marlene Morton said in a press release. Police said the 15-year-old youth said he met the suspect through an application called Grindr, a social networking tool that connects users to gay and bisexual men who are nearby, Morton said. The application works on mobile devices that have a built-in GPS function to...
  • Anti-gun mayor demanded sex at gunpoint (Fires into wall when underage boy refused demands)

    04/13/2013 3:57:05 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 28 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/12/2013 | Staff
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” organization was revealed last fall to include a long list of mayors who, because of their convictions, were no longer eligible to own weapons themselves. Now another embarrassment has surfaced for the organization. According to a report from the Second Amendment Foundation, Mayor James Schiliro, of Marcus Hook, Pa., now is facing a long list of charges for allegedly trying to force an underage boy to perform sex acts – and then firing one of three handguns he grabbed at a wall when the boy refused. “Mayor Schiliro is one more...
  • “Polygamy would have to be permitted”

    03/31/2013 5:09:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | March 31, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Also, “it’s just bad faith to forbid the brother and sister on these putative health grounds” The words in the title and subtitle were spoken by one of the leading thinkers and advocates in favor of gay marriage, University of Chicago Professor Martha Nussbaum, in a speech she gave at Cornell Law School in 2009 (video and discussion below). I was reminded of those words after Dr. Benjamin Carson created a stir when, during a television interview, he made the following comment (emphasis added). Marriage is between a man and a woman. It is a well-established fundamental pillar of society,...
  • Eagle Scouts: We’re Being Bullied by Gay Rights Activists

    03/27/2013 4:31:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A coalition of Eagle Scouts, Scoutmasters, and parents have launched a new organization vowing to keep sex and politics out of the Boy Scouts of America. “The Boy Scouts are one of the great jewels of American culture,” said John Stemberger, an Eagle Scout and the founder of OnMyHonor.net. Representatives from more than a dozen states gathered in Florida to announce the opposition to any attempt to allow open homosexuality in the BSA. The BSA is expected to offer a proposal that would remove the national rule banning open homosexuality -- and replacing it with a local option. That...
  • (Massachusetts) Auditor finds 119 matches between day cares and sex offenders

    03/27/2013 3:01:45 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 27, 2013 | Chris Cassidy
    (Massachusetts) Auditor finds 119 matches between day cares and sex offenders "A shocking state audit released today revealed 119 cases where addresses for registered sex offenders matched those of child care providers licensed by the beleaguered state Department of Early Education and Care. .... But Bump’s audit also discovered EEC — whose $197,585 a year commissioner Sherri Killins resigned earlier this month amid a Herald investigation — failed to ensure child-care providers run required CORI checks on staffers. .... In a one-year period, EEC didn’t perform a single unannounced inspection of a home-based child-care center, which are required by law,...
  • Why Draw the Line at Couples?

    03/26/2013 4:18:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 26, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Art in Windsor, Connecticut, as we go back to the phones. Hello, sir. CALLER: Rush, how you doing? RUSH: I'm fine, sir. Thank you. CALLER: Look, I just think, you know, there used to be laws that said black people can't marry white people. I don't think this is any different. I mean, if you're gay and you want to marry somebody who's gay, marry somebody who's gay. That's your business. What is the business of the state government or the federal government telling me who I can and can't marry? RUSH: You are serious with...
  • Poll to FReep: Should the Right embrace gay marriage?

    03/26/2013 4:18:24 PM PDT · by AZ .44 MAG · 63 replies
    KVOA News 4 Tucson ^ | 03-26-2013 | KVOA News 4 Tucson
    Should the Right embrace gay marriage? Yes or No.
  • Ellen's Mum: Not Supporting Gay Marriage is Bullying

    03/26/2013 4:07:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    The Border Mail ^ | March 26, 2013 | Ian Horner
    Betty DeGeneres, 82, is a gay rights campaigner and the mother of the world's most famous lesbian, not necessarily in that order. Ellen DeGeneres has a TV audience of at least 4 million viewers per episode in the US alone and is here in Australia to film segments for her show. Betty is here, too, and addressed a PFLAG meeting at Westmead last Saturday. PFLAG is a worldwide organisation providing information and support to the families and friends of gay and lesbians.* Betty says it was hard enough for Ellen to come out once, at age 20, to her family...
  • Left Outraged by Roberts' Analogy

    03/26/2013 4:05:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 26, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm just waiting for the printer to spit something out here. It's about the chief justice. Here's the headline: "Chief Justice John Roberts Compares Gay Marriage To Forcing A Child To Call Someone 'A Friend.'" They have released the audio of the oral arguments now, and this is the story from Mediaite. "The optimism that Jean Podrasky, cousin of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, displayed when she told The Los Angeles Times that she 'trust(s) he will go in a good direction' in deciding whether same-sex couples have the right to marry may have been misplaced....
  • Poll: 60% think federal gov't should recognize same-sex marriages (BS!)

    03/26/2013 4:04:43 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 25 replies
    CBS ^ | 3/26/2013 | staff
    As the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in two high-profile cases this week - California's Proposition 8 and the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act - 60 percent of Americans think the federal government should legally recognize existing same-sex marriages and provide them the same federal benefits the government provides to heterosexual married couples. Just 35 percent do not think the government should do this. The legality of same-sex marriage varies by state. When it comes to who should decide this issue, most Americans- 62 percent - think the decision should be left up to each individual state government, while just...
  • Supreme Court Justices Wary of Broad Ruling Endorsing Gay Marriage

    03/26/2013 3:34:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 03/26/2013
    Supreme Court justices signaled on Tuesday that they are reluctant to embrace a broad ruling finding a fundamental right to marriage for gays and lesbians across the United States. As sign-waving demonstrators massed outside, the court completed more than an hour of oral argument on whether to let stand a California ban on same-sex marriage without indicating a clear path forward. Swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy raised concerns about the court entering "uncharted waters" on an issue that divides the states. Kennedy even raised the prospect of the court dismissing the case, a relatively unusual move that would leave intact...
  • Legal Equality or Marriage Redefined?

    03/26/2013 3:20:48 PM PDT · by Jandy on Genesis
    Ethics Forum ^ | March 26, 2013 | Alice C. Linsley
    The United States of America is facing the definition of marriage. (The original amicus brief before SCOTUS, with its supporting documentation, can be found here.) Why the big push in the USA? Follow the money trail. Some are calling this the "trials of marriage." Perhaps we should consider instead "marriage on trial." Other countries call this same-sex civil "partnership" and this is legally equal to marriage between a man and a woman. So the issue is not equality before the law, but redefining marriage. Norway has had "registered partnerships" since 1993. Sweden has called them "registered partnerships" since 1994.
  • Legal Equality or Marriage Redefined?

    03/26/2013 3:12:50 PM PDT · by Jandy on Genesis · 5 replies
    Ethics Forum ^ | March 26, 2013 | Alice C. Linsley
    The United States of America is facing the definition of marriage. (The original amicus brief before SCOTUS, with its supporting documentation, can be found here.) Why the big push in the USA? I say follow the money trail. Some are calling this the "trials of marriage." Perhaps we should consider instead "marriage on trial." Other countries call this same-sex civil "partnership" and this is legally equal to marriage between a man and a woman. So the issue is not equality before the law, but redefining marriage. Norway has had "registered partnerships" since 1993. Sweden has called them "registered partnerships" since...
  • The House of Lies (the 2003 ruling that overturned anti-sodomy laws)

    03/26/2013 3:11:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 25, 2013 | Anne Hendershott
    This week’s Supreme Court hearings on same-sex marriage cases owe much to Lawrence v. Texas, the 2003 ruling that overturned anti-sodomy laws. However, the story behind Lawrence isn’t what many suppose. Anne Hendershott A cake for a same-sex wedding at Morfey's Cake Shoppe in Seattle in 2004 (CNS photo from Reuters) The recent endorsement of same-sex marriage by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came as no surprise. She joins a long list of politicians—mostly Democrats, but increasingly more Republicans—who claim to have been “recently” converted to the cause. Earlier this month her husband, the former President William Clinton, published...
  • Regardless Of How SCOTUS Rules On "Marriage Equality" Marriage Can Never Actually Be Redefined

    03/26/2013 2:51:22 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-26-13 | The Looking Spoon
    It can only be replaced by something else that's different entirely. That's what's happening now.I've acknowledged that this is a losing fight so long as the Christian church continues to allow the culture to be ceded a totally godless element...note that it's not the wrong side of the fight.Found at Super Conservative.
  • ANTONIN SCALIA: 'When Did It Become Unconstitutional To Exclude Homosexual Couples From Marriage?'

    03/26/2013 2:41:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/26/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    During oral arguments today at the Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia and attorney Ted Olson had a pointed exchange over whether same-sex marriage is a fundamental right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Scalia's argument, which was advanced by Chief Justice John Roberts before him, was that when the institution of marriage developed historically, it was not done with the explicit intent of excluding gay and lesbian couples. "We don't prescribe law for the future," Scalia said. "We decide what the law is. I'm curious, when did it become unconstitutional to exclude homosexual couples from marriage? 1791? 1868? When the Fourteenth...
  • Huckabee: If the GOP switches on gay marriage, evangelicals walk

    03/26/2013 2:33:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/26/2013 | AllahPundit
    A shot across the bow of Beltway Republicans on Gay Marriage Day at the Supreme Court.Alternate headline: "Huckabee's running in 2016." When asked if he believes the Republican Party will change its position and support gay marriage in a Wednesday Newsmax interview, Huckabee remarked, "They might, and if they do, they're going to lose a large part of their base because evangelicals will take a walk."..."And it's not because there's an anti-homosexual mood, and nobody's homophobic that I know of," he continued, “but many of us, and I consider myself included, base our standards not on the latest Washington Post...
  • Huffington Post Recommends People Lose Virginity Under San Francisco's Christian Cross Landmark

    03/26/2013 2:30:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 26, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    The debauchery at the Huffington Post knows no bounds. On Monday, the website actually offered readers a slideshow of the best places to lose one's virginity in San Francisco, and coming in seventh was under the Mount Davidson Cross, one of the city's most beloved religious landmarks: To the right of this slide was the following: For those unfamiliar, here's how this landmark is described at MountDavidsonCross.org: Set atop the highest geographical point in San Francisco, the Mt. Davidson Cross is one of the world’s tallest crosses and among the city’s most cherished landmarks. Today, the Council of Armenian-American Organizations...
  • The End is Near For Marriage As We Know It

    03/26/2013 1:25:49 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 28 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | March 26, 2013 | JP
    As the Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in a landmark case that seeks to establish “marriage equality” as the law of the land, my thoughts turned to Kody Brown, David Epstein and Kenneth Pinyan. Brown, who appears with his four brides and 17 children in the TLC reality show “Sister Wives,” faces prosecution for violating Utah’s ban on polygamy. Epstein, a Columbia University political science professor, was charged last year with one count of incest for his three-year consensual sexual relationship with his 24-year-old daughter. And Pinyan, the subject of a documentary film, “Zoo,” which won an award at...
  • Senators Stampede for Gay Marriage

    03/26/2013 1:18:51 PM PDT · by OKRA2012 · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/26/13 | Rick Klein
    By our count - and the day is still young - four Democratic U.S. senators have flipped on gay marriage in the past few days. Senators Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and Mark Begich, D-Alaska - have joined Senators Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Mark Warner, D-Va., in renouncing their previous opposition to gay marriage, just since Sunday. They follow, of course, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio - still the only Republican senator to endorse gay marriage - to flip as the Supreme Court takes up the issue today and tomorrow.
  • Archbishop Cordileone states case against gay marriage

    03/26/2013 12:43:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    USA Today | 3/26/2013
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  • My Train Wreck Conversion (Lesbian turns away, chooses Christianity)

    03/26/2013 11:54:57 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 51 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 2/7/2013 | Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
    As a leftist lesbian professor, I despised Christians. Then I somehow became one. The word Jesus stuck in my throat like an elephant tusk; no matter how hard I choked, I couldn't hack it out. Those who professed the name commanded my pity and wrath. As a university professor, I tired of students who seemed to believe that "knowing Jesus" meant knowing little else. Christians in particular were bad readers, always seizing opportunities to insert a Bible verse into a conversation with the same point as a punctuation mark: to end it rather than deepen it.
  • Supreme Court Hints That It Won't Issue Sweeping Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

    03/26/2013 11:38:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/ ^ | March 26, 2013 | Tom Curry
    In a historic argument on a challenge to state laws that limit marriage to heterosexual couples, the Supreme Court indicated Tuesday that it might be hesitant to strike down such laws. Following the oral argument, Pete Williams of NBC News reported that it seemed “quite obvious that the U.S. Supreme Court is not prepared to issue any kind of sweeping ruling” declaring that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.
  • High Court Split in Gay Marriage Questioning

    03/26/2013 10:13:22 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 33 replies
    Newser ^ | 03/26/2013 | Kevin Spak
    The Supreme Court has finished hearing the arguments in the Proposition 8 case, and prognosticators are busy reading the tea leaves for what they might be thinking. Here's what went down: Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, and, perhaps surprisingly, John Roberts, peppered Charles Cooper, the lead attorney for Proposition 8, with questions about whether California voters had the authority to appeal a lower court ruling blocking Prop 8, USA Today reports. Antonin Scalia and Samuel Alito came out sounding "very hostile to the idea of the court imposing same-sex marriage," CNN's legal analyst says, and they were consistently...
  • SCOTUS: Oral Arguments on Same-sex marriage today [Live Thread] (Audio available by 2:00 ET)

    03/26/2013 10:05:42 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 157 replies
    Free Republic/C-SPAN ^ | 03/26/2013 | BuckeyeTexan
    Today the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for about 80 minutes in Hollingsworth v. Perry, which is the lawsuit regarding California's Proposition 8. Two gay couples brought suit on the grounds that the Equal Protection clause of the 14th Amendment prohibits the State of California from defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Since the State of California refuses to defend Proposition 8, opponents of gay marriage sought to enforce it in Hollingsworth v. Perry. Generally, citizens do not have legal standing to enforce laws with which they agree. Several justices expressed doubt that gay marriage...