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  • Father charged with sodomizing and abusing his nine-year-old son is found hanged...

    11/05/2014 3:33:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 5 November 2014 | Zoe Szathmary for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Father charged with sodomizing and abusing his nine-year-old son is found hanged in his jail cell A man that had been accused of committing numerous sex crimes against his nine-year-old son allegedly killed himself this week. Defense attorney Adam Bollaert told Al.com that on Monday evening his client Carl Herold was found hanged inside a cell at Clay County jail. At the time of his death, Herold had been in the middle of an extradition for federal child pornography charges in New York state, the website reported. Last year, authorities arrested Bollaert and his partner Charles Dunnavant in...
  • POPE FRANCIS CREATING CHAOS?

    11/04/2014 5:07:14 PM PST · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    American Life League ^ | November 4, 2014 | Judie Brown
    The recent Synod on the Family, part one, created confusion among many people from the moment it was announced. In addition, not everyone knew that “the Extraordinary General Assembly would be followed by an Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October 2015, on the same topics.” The events this past October were nothing more than round one on Catholic doctrine, pastoral leadership, and subjects related to the family. But what also became clear is that some of the topics addressed by the bishops at the synod are more than a little contentious. Among these are the questions...
  • Singapore Upholds Sodomy Ban

    11/02/2014 12:36:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | November 1, 2014 | Austin Ruse
    In a huge setback for LGBT activists, this week, the high court of Singapore upheld the country’s ban on anal and oral sex between men. Challengers to Section 377A of the Penal Code argued that the ban violated their rights to equal protection and to life and liberty. The court rejected these claims and said any changes in the law must come from the legislature. Two separate challenges were brought, one by a man caught having sex with another man in a public toilet and the other by a homosexual couple. A High Court judge rejected both cases last...
  • Vatican backtracks on gay comments (and Liberalism is a mental disorder)

    10/14/2014 1:26:28 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 51 replies
    http://www.kvia.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | Delia Gallagher and Daniel Burke
    ROME (CNN) - Under furious assault from conservative Catholics, the Vatican backtracked Tuesday on its surprisingly positive assessment of gays and same-sex relationships. In a report Monday, the Vatican had said that gays and lesbians have "gifts to offer" the Christian community and acknowledged that same-sex couples can give "precious support" to one other. The statement, an interim report from a closely watched meeting of Catholic clergy here, was widely praised by liberals. It is believed be the first time the Vatican has said anything positive about gay relationships. One longtime Vatican journalist called the statement a "pastoral earthquake." But...
  • Ninth Circuit Strikes Down Gay-Marriage Bans in Idaho, Nevada

    10/07/2014 1:38:50 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 90 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/7/14 | Jess Bravin
    WASHINGTON—The San Francisco-based Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday struck down same-sex marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada, setting the stage for legal gay marriages in five more Western states. The unanimous decision comes a day after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand lower-court rulings that ended bans in five other states, a move that effectively expanded the right to gay marriage to 30 U.S. states. The Ninth Circuit decision will apply to five states with marriage bans in that appellate circuit, likely expanding to 35 the number of states with legal same-sex marriage.
  • I Pledge Sunday 2014: The Rise of the Church

    10/05/2014 7:27:23 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 3 replies
    I Pledge Sunday ^ | October 5, 2012 | American Family Association and others
    Throughout our nation’s history, the Church has been a force for good in America and abroad. But over the last 50 years, government has systematically eroded our free speech and religious expression. The Bible and the Gospel have been banished from our public schools and our public squares. With more than 75% of Americans calling themselves Christians, it’s time for the Church to rise up and take action to turn the tide in our nation! We have the numbers and we have a voice. If we are silent, we have no one to blame but ourselves for a Godless America.
  • ‘Gay Catholic’ groups converge on Rome for Synod on the Family

    10/04/2014 5:48:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | October 3, 2014 | Hillary White
    As pro-family and pro-life advocates gather in Rome this week to have their voices heard during the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, so too are the world’s homosexualist leaders. “LGBT” Catholic activists from Ukraine, Belarus, Estonia, Poland, Romania, Moldova, Portugal, the US, Chile, Switzerland, France, Germany, Denmark, Finland and Russia, Italy and Britain are expected to participate in a series of conference, forums and press gatherings sponsored by a wide array of well-funded international organisations, including the European Union. A coalition of “Italian Christian LGBT groups” organised by the Forum of Homosexual, Bisexual and Transsexual Italian Christians (FCOI)...
  • Is Cardinal Kasper Speaking for the Pope?

    10/03/2014 3:21:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Throw the Bums Out 2010 ^ | Thursday, October 2, 2014
    Over the last few days, Cardinal Burke made a few noteworthy statements about the dust up around the Chair of Peter. Cardinal Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, said in a conference call with journalists on Tuesday that he found it “amazing” that Cardinal Kasper claimed to speak for the Pope. The Pope doesn’t have laryngitis. The Pope is not mute. He can speak for himself. If this is what he wants, he will say so,” Cardinal Burke said. “But for me as a cardinal to say that what I am saying are the words of Pope Francis? That to...
  • Is Divorce Equivalent to Homosexuality?

    09/26/2014 11:58:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/26/2014 | Russell D. Moore
    This week my denomination, through its executive committee, voted to "disfellowship" a congregation in California that has acted to affirm same-sex sexual relationships. This sad but necessary move is hardly surprising, since this network of churches shares a Christian sexual ethic with all orthodox Christians of every denomination for 2,000 years. One of the arguments made by some, though, is that this is hypocritical since so many ministers in our tradition marry people who have been previously divorced. The argument is that conservative Protestants already embrace a "third way" because we've done so on divorce. Couples divorce, sometimes remarry others,...
  • 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.
  • Gay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain future

    08/23/2014 9:34:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 23, 2014 10:33 AM EDT | Matt Hamilton
    Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open. Some are doing aggressive online advertising and community outreach. Others tout their upscale amenities like plush towels and marble baths. A bathhouse in Ohio has even added hotel rooms and a nightclub. […] In the heyday of bathhouses in the late 1970s, there were nearly 200 gay bathhouses in cities across the U.S., but by 1990, the total had dropped to approximately 90, according to Damron, the publisher of an annual gay travel guide. In the last decade, bathhouses,...
  • MLB to honour gay pioneer Glenn Burke at all-star game

    07/15/2014 9:56:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 15, 2014 | Amanda Holpuch in New York
    Burke, who came out to team-mates in the 1970s and to the public in 1982, died of AIDS in 1995 aged just 42.More than two decades after Glenn Burke abruptly retired from Major League Baseball, the former LA Dodgers outfielder will be honored at Tuesday night’s all-star game as one of the few professional athletes to have come out. Burke's four-and-a-half year career is remembered for his charismatic attitude and the pressures he faced as a gay athlete in the late 1970s. Burke, who played for the Dodgers and the Oakland A's, was the first professional ball player to come...
  • Comic Character Archie to Die Taking Bullet for Gay Friend Pushing Gun Control

    07/15/2014 2:04:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/14/14
    On July 16, comic character Archie Andrews, of Life With Archie, will die after being shot while protecting gay friend Kevin Keller. Keller is "Archie Comics' first openly gay character."
  • The Photos Of This Gay Couple Holding Their Newborn Baby Are Incredible

    07/05/2014 8:38:38 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 142 replies
    Elite News ^ | 7/3/14 | Alexia Lafata
    BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson recently became dads to a beautiful baby named Milo, and Canadian photographer Lindsay Foster captured the first time they held their newborn son. Heartstrings of people all over the world were tugged by these amazing, intimate moments, and the photos have since become viral.
  • Kentucky Church Hires Registered Sex Offender as Pastor; Man Now Faces Charges

    06/25/2014 4:44:46 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 41 replies
    Christian Post Reporter ^ | 6/24/2014 | Morgan Lee
    A Kentucky church that hired a pastor with full knowledge that he's a registered sex offender, is now the scene of an another alleged crime in which the minister is accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy who attended the church. Roy Neal Yoakem, who leads the New Gospel Outreach Church in Scottsville, Kentucky, allegedly raped a 14-year-old boy at the church and police believe that another incident occurred in a nearby town, reported WSMV. "He's a predator and he doesn't need to be on the street. I'm glad we got him," Detective Chad Keen told WBKO. According to Keen,...
  • [2012 in Denmark] Churches Ordered to Perform Sodomy-Based Wedding Ceremonies

    06/12/2014 4:15:22 PM PDT · by jimluke01 · 25 replies
    I’ve often made the point that every advance of the homosexual agenda comes at the expense of religious liberty. We as a society must choose between homosexuality and liberty because we cannot have both. Where homosexuality advances, liberty retreats. For example, I have already written about the cop in Utah who essentially has been fired because he did not want to literally lead a gay pride parade. His reservations about homosexuality are religious in nature, but regardless of the Constitution’s guarantee of the “free exercise” of religion, he was forced to choose between homosexual pride and his own conscience. He...
  • Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi responds to editorial on same-sex marriage

    06/04/2014 6:37:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 6/3/14 | Pam Bondi
    In 2008, Florida voters amended their state constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. In response to a recent challenge to this provision, and in keeping with my sworn duty to uphold the laws of the land, my office recently filed a legal brief defending the voters' decision.
  • Bondi: Gay Marriage Would Cause Harm [Florida AG Defends Florida Constitution]

    06/02/2014 3:30:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 5/30/14
    The attorney general of Florida says in court documents that recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states would disrupt existing marriage laws and "impose significant public harm." Eight gay couples and the American Civil Liberties Union sued the state in federal court in March. The lawsuit argues Florida is discriminating against the couples by not recognizing same-sex marriages performed in states where they are legal. Attorney General Pam Bondi, a Republican who was named in the lawsuit along with fellow GOP Gov. Rick Scott and other state officials, earlier this month filed a lengthy response that asks a federal...
  • Performance of 'YMCA' at talent show by first-grade class cancelled for being 'racist'

    05/15/2014 8:56:37 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 38 replies
    UPI ^ | 05/14/2014 | Evan Bleier
    FARGO, N.D., May 14 (UPI) --A North Dakota elementary school will not be allowing the young men and women in a first-grade class to perform YMCA at a talent show because a parent dubbed the planned performance "racist." Students at Bennett Elementary School in Fargo were supposed to sing the famous Village People song during a May talent show. The kids were supposed to come up dressed up like members of the '70s group - a policeman, a cowboy, a biker, a construction worker and a Native American. Parent Elaine Bolman found it offensive that her daughter or her classmates...
  • Free Speech Not So Free When Discussing Gay Rights

    05/15/2014 6:43:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Once, Social Security was the "third rail" of politics. Touch it and face political death. Now it is homosexuality. Criticize anything gay people do and you risk ostracism, fines, suspension or loss of your livelihood. Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by a National Football League team -- the St. Louis Rams picked him 249th in the last round -- is being treated by the media and those in the gay rights movement as the equivalent of an early American pioneer. Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones, apparently, didn't get the memo. Jones tweeted "OMG" and "horrible"...
  • Federal judge rules Idaho gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    05/13/2014 9:18:52 PM PDT · by Domandred · 62 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | May 13, 2014 | CYNTHIA SEWELL AND KRISTIN RODINE
    BOISE — Same-sex couples could flood county courthouses Friday morning, seeking to exercise a newly declared right to marry in Idaho. A Tuesday evening ruling by U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale striking down Idaho’s 2006 constitutional amendment prohibiting gay marriage takes effect at 9 a.m. Friday. Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/05/13/3183291/judge-rules-idaho-gay-marriage.html?sp=/99/1687/&ihp=1#storylink=cpy
  • Michael Sam’s Rams jersey selling at ‘unprecedented’ rate...

    05/13/2014 6:00:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 73 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/12/14
    Michael Sam’s Rams jersey is flying off the shelves at NFLShop.com, with the No. 249th pick out-selling the draft’s top overall pick. The jersey is the second best-seller among players drafted over the weekend, trailing only Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, who got a two-day head start on the former SEC co-defensive player of the year. Sam, who became the first openly-gay player selected in the NFL draft...
  • Suit: Magic Johnson gave woman AIDS (1992)

    05/13/2014 4:27:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    A woman has filed a lawsuit in Michigan federal court claiming Magic Johnson gave her the AIDS virus in June 1990...
  • No hesitation for ESPN on airing Michael Sam's kiss

    05/12/2014 5:29:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 81 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 5/12/14 | Lynn Elber
    The handsome football player gets drafted by an NFL team, plants an emotional kiss on his sweetheart and gives sportscasts an emotional feel-good video clip....
  • Michael Sam drafted by the Rams

    05/10/2014 6:41:21 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 93 replies
    espn ^ | 5/10/14
    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Michael Sam made history Saturday afternoon, as the St. Louis Rams made him the 249th overall choice in the 2014 NFL draft. The Missouri defensive end becomes the first openly gay player to be drafted in league history and seeks to be the first openly gay player ever to play in the NFL. Video of Sam receiving the call from the Rams and coach Jeff Fisher revealed the player's emotion while surrounded by friends, family and his boyfriend. "In a world of diversity we live in, I am honored to be a part of this," Fisher...
  • Republican activists push party on gay marriage

    04/22/2014 11:04:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 23, 2014 1:51 AM EDT | Michelle Rindels
    Some Republicans are pushing for their party to drop its opposition to same-sex marriage as public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly and the party tries to woo younger voters more supportive of gay unions. […] But social conservatives warn that Republicans could lose loyal voters by softening their stance. A majority of Republicans still oppose gay marriage. …
  • 'This Week' Panel: Are Evangelicals Out of Touch With Mainstream Views? [ABC Loves Sodomy]

    04/20/2014 1:50:33 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    ABC/Yahoo ^ | Easter Sunday, 2014 | Mary Alice Parks
    Despite major changes in public opinion in recent years, Rev. Franklin Graham, son of perhaps the most famous American preacher of all time, Billy Graham, reiterated his strong opposition to gay marriage and gay adoption today on ABC's "This Week." As a part of a special Easter week discussion on religion, Graham told ABC News' Martha Raddatz that gays could go to heaven if they repent.
  • 6th Annual Miami Beach Gay Pride: A Festive Weekend [Miami NBC Official Sponsor]

    04/11/2014 4:29:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    People from all over Florida are looking forward to the state’s fastest-growing gay pride celebration. Miami Beach Gay Pride, now celebrating its sixth year, will be putting on an elaborate parade.... Hotspots Media Group is a proud sponsor of Miami Beach Gay Pride. Other local sponsors include WTVJ-TV NBC 6 South Florida
  • UMass guard 1st gay D-I basketball player

    04/10/2014 5:32:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    UMass guard Derrick Gordon hopes his decision to become the first openly gay player in Division I men’s basketball will inspire others. “There are a lot of kids out there in my situation, probably far worse situations,” he said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. “Maybe I can give a lot of kids that confidence that they need to get over that hump.”
  • Egypt court gives men 3-8 years for homosexuality

    04/07/2014 10:49:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 7, 2014 12:12 PM EDT
    A judicial official says an Egyptian court has convicted four men of committing homosexual acts and sentenced them to up to eight years in prison. The Nasr City misdemeanor court issued its ruling on Monday. Police arrested the men for holding parties they say involved homosexual acts and where they found women’s clothes and makeup. …
  • Supreme Court won't hear case on gay wedding snub

    04/07/2014 6:49:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 106 replies
    USA Today | 4-7-14
    Link only: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/07/supreme-court-gay-lesbian-marriage-photographer/7304157/
  • Uganda police detain U.S.-funded health project staffer over gay law

    04/04/2014 1:24:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/4/2014 | Elias Biryabarema
    A U.S.-funded health project in Uganda has suspended operations after police arrested a staff member on suspicion of promoting homosexuality, highlighting the mounting legal risks confronting the gay community in the east African state. Uganda enacted legislation in February that strengthened punishments for anyone caught having gay sex, imposing jail terms of up to life for "aggravated homosexuality" - including sex with a minor or while HIV-positive. The United States, one of Uganda's major bilateral sources of aid, and other Western donors have halted or re-directed some $118 million in aid since President Yoweri Museveni signed the law, which also...
  • Elton John, David Furnish Set Wedding Date [British Knighthood & Sodomy Celebrated]

    03/31/2014 12:37:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    ABCNews ^ | March 31, 2104 | Luchina Fisher
    Elton John, David Furnish Set Wedding Date By Luchina Fisher Mar 31, 2014 Wedding bells will be ringing for Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish. The pair are planning an intimate ceremony in May. They announced their plans to marry last Friday, a day before same-sex marriage became legal in the UK, while celebrating John’s 67th birthday in Las Vegas, where the singer is performing at Caesars Palace. But unlike the $2 million reception they threw to celebrate their civil partnership in 2005, their wedding will be a much smaller affair. “We’ll go to the registry again and...
  • Holder says feds will recognize Michigan same-sex marriages despite governor's decision

    03/28/2014 7:30:19 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/28/13 | ap
    ttorney General Eric Holder said Friday that the federal government will recognize about 300 same-sex marriages performed in Michigan before a federal appeals court halted them, despite a decision by Michigan's governor not to recognize those unions. The decision means federal benefits will be extended to those couples -- including the ability to file taxes jointly, get Social Security benefits for spouses and request legal immigration status for partners. "These families will be eligible for all relevant federal benefits on the same terms as other same-sex marriages," Holder said in a statement.
  • Jennifer Lopez to be awarded by [Homosexual] rights organisation

    03/27/2014 1:44:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Zee News ^ | 3/25/14
    Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez will be given the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards in April. The honour is given to "artists and media professionals who, through their work, have increased the visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community". One of the reasons Lopez was chosen for the award by the gay rights organisation GLAAD is her role as producer on "The Fosters", a TV series about a lesbian couple raising a family of biological, adopted and foster children.
  • Figure Skater Johnny Weir and "Husband" Split

    03/20/2014 12:43:49 PM PDT · by massmike · 106 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | 03/20/2014 | MICHAEL ROTHMAN
    Johnny Weir and Victor Voronov have decided to call it quits, the figure skating commentator announced on Twitter. "It is with great sadness that I announce that my husband and I are no longer together. My heart hurts, and I wish him well," he wrote yesterday. Even though this relationship didn't work out, Weir, 29, let his fans know he hasn't given up on love. "No matter what, I am a cheerleader of love and partnership and creation. I am sad yet I am thankful that I was loved and that I could love," he added. Voronov added that he...
  • Secretary Kerry: U.S. To Send Scientists To Discuss Homosexuality With Ugandan President

    03/18/2014 1:45:46 PM PDT · by lbryce · 89 replies
    BuzzFeeda ^ | March 18, 2014 | J Lester Feder
    “Maybe we can reach a point of reconsideration” on Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Kerry said during a forum at the State Department. The Ugandan president committed to meeting with American “experts” on homosexuality to try to change his mind about the Anti-Homosexuality Act signed into law last month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday during a forum at the State Department moderated by BuzzFeed. Museveni claimed to have signed the law, which imposes up to a lifetime prison sentence for homosexuality, after being convinced no one is “born gay.” “I talked personally to President Museveni just a few...
  • Russian lawmakers ask President Obama to impose sanctions on them all

    03/18/2014 11:59:28 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 66 replies
    RussiaToday ^ | 3-18-2014 | RT
    The State Duma has passed a motion suggesting that the US and EU extend the freshly introduced sanctions to all Russian MPs rather than a limited group of officials, defying western pressure just hours before Russia and Crimea signed a federation treaty. The motion was supported by a unanimous vote on Tuesday morning. It was prepared the day before by all four parliamentary parties after representatives of the United States and the European Union said they were slapping sanctions, such as visa bans and asset freezes, on a number of Russian officials who are seen as “key ideologists and architects”...
  • Gay Activists Target St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    03/17/2014 7:07:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 17, 2014 | Matthew Hennessey
    If you’ve never been to the annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, better put it on your calendar for next year. That is, if there is a next year. Time could be running out on the world’s biggest celebration of all things Irish. Why? Because the parade’s organizers have for two decades steadfastly refused to allow gay and lesbian organizations to march under banners trumpeting their sexual orientation. The city’s self-appointed guardians of human rights long ago declared this policy exclusionary and intolerant. But, unlike in previous decades, the effort to paint the parade and its organizers...
  • Question: Which beer companies are STILL PARTICIPATING in St. Patrick's Day?

    03/17/2014 5:25:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 64 replies
    3/17/14
    I am SICK of hearing about sodomites and their allies in the media...so, WHICH of the beer companies are not bending over to the homosexual agenda?
  • Overturning gay marriage ban would extend 'justice and equality,' says Episcopal bishop in Saginaw

    03/15/2014 12:08:09 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 13 replies
    Mlive ^ | 3-14-2014 | Andy Hoag
    SAGINAW, MI — As a federal judge weighs Michigan's gay marriage ban, the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan issued a statement supporting the overturn of the ban. Bishop Todd Ousley on Thursday, March 13, stated that ending the ban, which U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman may do after hearing eight days of testimony during a trial for a Hazel Park couple's case against the state, would extend “justice and equality to all of God's children.” “My own experiences with same-sex couples and the experiences in communities and congregations across our diocese have show that there is holy...
  • Even on Bench, Jason Collins Gets Support From Fans in Miami

    03/14/2014 4:28:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 3/12/14
    Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins made his debut in Miami Wednesday since coming out as the NBA's first openly gay player. The Nets took the game against the Heat 96-95. Though Collins did not play, fans in the stands were still dissecting his skills and not his sexuality. "I don't think it's a big deal," said Heat fan Jonathan Pringle. "I think everybody has the freedom to be their sexual preference. So, to me, it's not a big deal."
  • (Repost) As I Have Been Screeching for Years, Timothy Dolan is an Unmitigated Jackass (Donkey)

    03/12/2014 9:51:39 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 99 replies
    Barnhardt Blog ^ | Ann Barnhardt
    Really, what more is there to say? Anyone with a brain knew years ago that Timothy Dolan was a craven, politicking imbecile. Presiding at the “gay” Mass at St. Francis Xavier parish in Manhattan and CHEERING the unrepentant sodomite club introduced at said Mass – yeah – that was a SUBTLE CLUE. Inviting antichrist forerunner Obama to the Al Smith dinner and slapping his back while wearing a perpetual ****-eating grin the whole time was another SUBTLE CLUE. But now, ol’ Tracksuit Timmy has officially jumped the shark, and let’s not sugarcoat this, Pope Francis Bergoglio is driving the tow...
  • As I Have Been Screeching for Years, Timothy Dolan is an Unmitigated ..

    03/12/2014 3:55:30 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 23 replies
    Barnhardt. Blog ^ | March 9, 2014 A.D. | Ann Barnhardt
    As I Have Been Screeching for Years, Timothy Dolan is an Unmitigated Jackass Really, what more is there to say? Anyone with a brain knew years ago that Timothy Dolan was a craven, politicking imbecile. Presiding at the “gay” Mass at St. Francis Xavier parish in Manhattan and CHEERING the unrepentant sodomite club introduced at said Mass – yeah – that was a SUBTLE CLUE. Inviting antichrist forerunner Obama to the Al Smith dinner and slapping his back while wearing a perpetual ****-eating grin the whole time was another SUBTLE CLUE. But now, ol’ Tracksuit Timmy has officially jumped the...
  • Dr. Ben Carson at CPAC: "I will continue to defy the P.C. police" [Marriage]

    03/11/2014 3:22:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    At CPAC this past weekend, Dr. Ben Carson gave a rousing speech to those in attendance in which he defiantly declared his support for marriage despite the "P.C. police" who he says try to silence that point of view. Here's a snippet of what he had to say [emphasis added]: As you know, I am not a fan of political correctness; I hate political correctness. I will continue ... [applause] I will continue to defy the P.C. police [cheers] who have tried in many cases to shut me up. You know, I actually find them pretty amusing. [Laughter] You know?...
  • Ryan T. Anderson on “True Marriage Equality: Man and Woman” [Video]

    03/11/2014 2:35:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 2/27/14 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Ryan T. Anderson recently lectured at Union University on the nature of marriage and the consequences for redefining it. The lecture begins around the 7:15 mark... Here is his argument in a nutshell: Marriage is based on: the truth that men and women are complementary, the biological fact that reproduction depends on a man and a woman, and the reality that children need a mother and a father. Redefining marriage does not simply expand the existing understanding of marriage; it rejects these truths. Marriage is society’s least restrictive means of ensuring the well-being of children. By encouraging the norms of...
  • Hollywood severed head mystery may finally be solved [Homosexual Killer]

    03/11/2014 1:02:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    UPI ^ | 3/11/14
    A murder mystery revolving around a severed head discovered by a dog near the Hollywood sign in Hollywood's Griffith Park in January 2012 may have finally been solved. Police arrested Gabriel Campos-Martinez, 38, in San Antonio and charged him with killing his former boyfriend, 66-year-old Hervey Medellin...
  • United Methodist Bishop drops all charges..calls for end of “disciplining”..who perform gay weddings

    03/10/2014 12:24:11 PM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    Patheos ^ | March 10, 2014 | John Shore
    Last October Dr. Thomas Ogletree (above), a clergyman in the United Methodist Church (UMC), performed the wedding ceremony for his gay son. UMC pastors are not supposed to marry gay couples, family members or otherwise. They’re instead supposed to believe what their Book of Discipline (which is to the UMC what, say, the Tax Code Book is to the IRS) tells them to believe, which is that “homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching.” ....................................................... So guess what happened this morning instead of the trial of Thomas Ogletree? The UMC bishop overseeing the trial dropped all charges against the pastor. And...
  • Missouri's Michael Sam declines White House dinner invite

    03/05/2014 7:24:02 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    nfl.com ^ | 3/4/14 | Chase Goodbread (yeah, right)
    The White House put Michael Sam's decision not to be, at least early in his NFL career, perceived as an activist for gay rights to the test, and the former Missouri defensive end passed it. Sam, the NFL's first openly gay draft prospect, declined an invitation to the 2014 White House Correspondents' Dinner, according to his publicist, Howard Bragman.
  • Pope Francis could support civil unions

    03/05/2014 9:41:00 AM PST · by tomsbartoo · 122 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/5/2014 | Daniel Burke
    Pope Francis has said that he could support civil unions between members of the same sex; but could not support same-sex marriage.