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  • Church Offers First Ever Transgender Baptisms [1 John 2 - Antichrist cont.]

    02/06/2016 10:31:05 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 18 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 2/5/2016 | Liam Deacon
    A Christian pastor has started offering the UK's first ever baptism service for the transgendered, allowing the afflicted to be welcomed into God's family according to their new, chosen gender identity. The New Chapel (Unitarian and Free Christian) in Greater Manchester unanimously passed the new proposal at its general meeting last week, paving the way for the ceremonies to go ahead in the near future. 'Worship leader' Jean Clements said she came up with the idea after meeting and marrying a gay couple with a small child – a biological boy which they had branded as transgendered and decided was...
  • Judge orders employer to pay man $115,000 for not letting him use women’s bathroom

    02/02/2016 2:13:26 PM PST · by wagglebee · 67 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/2/16 | Father Mark Hodges
    ST. PAUL, Minnesota, February 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A judge has awarded $115,000 to a man whose employer did not let him use the women's bathroom. Minnesota-based Deluxe Financial Services, the largest check printing company in the U.S., is paying the settlement and apologizing to a Mr. Austin, who now goes by the female name "Britney." Mr. Austin was hired and employed as a man in the Phoenix offices of Deluxe, but in 2011, he announced to his supervisor that he considered himself a woman and began dressing as a female at work. His supervisor would not let him use...
  • Police: Man in Bra and Wig Found in Women's Bathroom

    01/27/2016 8:26:07 AM PST · by ppaul · 37 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 03/15/2013 | KOMO Staff
    EVERETT, Wash. - A man wearing a bra and wig was arrested Friday after he was spotted in a women's bathroom at Everett Community College, police said. Officers responded to the scene at about 1:30 p.m. after a college staff member said she saw the man go into the women's rest room and alerted security personnel. An investigation found that the suspect had gone into the rest room while two women were inside, according to a police report. The women were later interviewed and said they had no idea that the man was there. When police interviewed the man, he...
  • School Tells Teachers To Stop Using "Mother" And "Father" [Isaiah 24]

    01/24/2016 2:45:28 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 26 replies
    The Federalist Papers Project ^ | 1/24/2016 | Robert Gehl
    As a bedtime story for my five-year-old daughter last night, I read Eric Carle's Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? It's a cute, nothing little book where every page asks the same answer about different kids of animals: "Yes! A kangaroo has a mother. Just like me and you." Sweet, right? No. Little did I know that I was being bigoted and transphobic by telling my daughter that everybody has a mommy. Up in Alberta, they're working to correct this sinful practice of identifying "mothers" by telling teachers to stop using words like "mother," "father" "Mr." and "Mrs." to...
  • IOC relaxes guidelines on transgender athletes (International Olympic Committee)

    01/24/2016 12:33:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 24, 2016 2:45 PM EST | Stephen Wilson
    Transgender athletes should be allowed to compete in the Olympics and other international events without undergoing sex reassignment surgery, according to new guidelines adopted by the IOC. International Olympic Committee medical officials told The Associated Press on Sunday they changed the policy to adapt to current scientific, social and legal attitudes on transgender issues. ...
  • Olympics to change policies and allow transgender athletes to compete

    01/22/2016 8:38:06 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 53 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 22, 2016 | Kelly McLaughlin
    The Olympics are reportedly adopting a new policy that opens the field of competition to transgender athletes. The International Olympic Committee received proposed guidelines in November from its 'Consensus Meeting on Sex Reassignment and Hyperandrogenism', which allow for broader policies that would include transgender athletes. Olympic officials have not confirmed the new guidelines, which have already been adopted by other regulatory sports organizations, but the policy is available on the organization's website. The policy change would be in line with NCAA standards in the United States, which allow male-to-female and female-to-male transgender athletes to compete without having gender reassignment surgery,...
  • North African men suspected of stoning transgender women in German city (Where's the MSM?)

    01/17/2016 8:46:35 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 28 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jan 16. 2106 | Benjamin Weinthal
    BERLIN — Three young men from North Africa were arrested on Saturday in the western German city of Dortmund for stoning two transgender women. According to a report on Friday on television station SAT1.NRW, the men attacked Yasmine und Elisa, two transgender women, near the city’s main train station. “Within seconds we were tossed around…and they took stones from a gravel bed on the corner and threw them at us,” said Elisa. A police car appeared at the train station as the stoning attack unfolded and arrested the men. The German media as a general rule do not disclose the...
  • UK lawmakers say authorities 'failing' transgender people

    01/14/2016 10:55:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2016 6:10 AM EST
    A group of lawmakers says British authorities are failing transgender people, who suffer routine discrimination and are disproportionately likely to attempt suicide. [...] In a report published Thursday, the (House of Commons Women and Equalities C)ommittee said gender identity should no longer be treated as a mental health issue, and official recognition of gender should be based on individual self-declaration. It said people should be able to record their gender as "X" rather than male or female on a passport. ...
  • Planet Freakness! Woman sounds alarm on man in shower, she gets boot [Luke 17]

    01/12/2016 2:11:01 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 19 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 01/11/2016 | Bob Unruh
    A Michigan company running health clubs ejected a woman and canceled her membership after she warned other women that she had found a man using the women’s locker room – with the company’s permission. And then a Michigan judge tossed her lawsuit over the ejection, telling her she had no grounds for complaint. The result will be an appeal of the case to the higher courts, according to a law firm working on the dispute. A statement from lawyers at Kallman Legal Group explained, "It is clear that the appellate courts in Michigan will have the final say in this...
  • Cruz on Obama’s transgender agenda: Forcing girls to shower with boys is ‘just nuts’

    01/11/2016 10:08:04 AM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/11/16 | Dustin Siggins
    SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa, January 11, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Texas senator Ted Cruz is doubling down on his criticisms of President Obama for suing schools that don't let boys use the same showers as girls. According to video provided by NBC, Cruz addressed an effort by President Obama to "force a junior high to let a teenage boy shower with teenage girls," which consists of a new interpretation of Title IX that says not allowing teenagers access to restrooms and other facilities restricted to the opposite gender is sex discrimination. The administration has filed lawsuits against at least two school districts,...
  • Transgender woman who raped girl before transition sent to male prison

    01/08/2016 5:32:50 PM PST · by massmike · 20 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 01/08/2016 | Owen Bowcott
    A transgender woman, convicted of carrying out a rape when she was a man, has been remanded to a male prison. The decision to send Davina Ayrton, who changed her name from David three years ago, to Winchester jail comes amid a Ministry of Justice (MoJ) review over where to place transgender prisoners for their own and other inmates’ safety. Shortly before Christmas two transgender women who had been sent to men’s prisons are believed to have taken their own lives. Vicky Thompson, 21, was found dead in her cell in November at Armley, a category B men’s prison in...
  • Why Ethan, 8, Looks Great in Makeup, No Matter What His Haters Say [Mark 9]

    01/08/2016 12:58:32 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 78 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 01/08/2016 | Emily Shire
    Eight-year-old Ethan Wilwert wanted one special thing for Christmas—not a puppy, nor, thankfully, a hoverboard. Ethan wanted an in-person makeup tutorial at the MAC Cosmetics store in his family’s local Florida mall. “A couple of months before Christmas, he and I were at the mall, and we went into the MAC store,” Ethan’s mom, Season Wilwert, told The Daily Beast. “He’s always been interested in makeup. It’s something he likes to do creative-wise. It’s something he gets excited about. He watches a lot of online tutorials.” In fact, Wilwert laughed that Ethan is already helping her do her own. “He...
  • Washington State bathroom bill obliterates men’s and women’s rooms

    01/08/2016 12:41:24 PM PST · by wagglebee · 45 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/8/16 | Lisa Bourne
    OLYMPIA, Washington, January 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Washington State will now require public buildings, including schools, to allow individuals to use bathrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex. Having taken effect on December 26, the transgender bathroom rule was created by the State Human Rights Commission and has been in the works since 2012. It eliminates a previous separate standard for schools, which allowed them to look at locker room use for transgender students on a case-by-case basis. Human Rights Commission executive director Sharon Ortiz, along with ACLU staff attorney Margaret Chen, said the rule clarifies law that previously...
  • In New York, Fine $250K for Failing to Use a Transgender Person’s ‘Preferred’ Pronoun

    01/07/2016 1:49:08 PM PST · by detective · 69 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 06, 2016 | Kelsey Harkness
    Raising the bar for other cities throughout the country, New York City announced "strong" and "bold" protections for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. The new legal guidance, issued Dec. 21 by the New York City Commission on Human Rights, came as part of an expansion of the city's 2002 Human Rights Law, which protects against discrimination in a range of categories. The updated policy specifically protects transgender and gender non-conforming individuals from discrimination in areas of employment, public accommodation, and housing.
  • New York City initiates the most severe ‘transgender rights’ enforcement in America

    01/04/2016 11:41:58 AM PST · by wagglebee · 47 replies
    LifeSiteNews/Mass Resistance ^ | 1/4/16 | Mass Resistance
    January 4, 2015 (MassResistance) -- This is where the radical “non-discrimination” laws are taking us, unless we stop them. On Dec. 21, New York City’s Commission on Human Rights announced that it has re-interpreted the city’s transgender anti-discrimination law. The result is more radical and oppressive than we’ve seen so far in the U.S. It covers all people in the areas of employment, public accommodations (i.e., restaurants, theaters, stores, health clubs, etc), and housing. Included are fines of up to $250,000 for each violation. MassResistance recently documented how the LGBT movement is working to leverage “transgender anti-discrimination” laws to force radical...
  • Propaganda and 'The Danish Girl'

    01/01/2016 4:46:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Tim Graham. As night fell on Christmas Eve, National Public Radio was in its usual holy-day mode, using your tax dollars to mock the traditional Christian creed. This time they promoted an activist movie called "The Danish Girl," yet another alleged "true story" about artist Einar Wegener, a married man who wanted to be a woman named Lili. An earlier NPR commercial -- sorry, "underwriting announcement" -- said he was the first recipient of "gender confirmation surgery." Paging Mr. Orwell -- it's NPR on line 1. Focus Features -- part of the Comcast...
  • Nothing says crappy new year like a lecture about trans-breastfeeding discrimination

    12/30/2015 5:03:27 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    American Irony ^ | 12-30-15 | The Looking Spoon
    As 2015 draws to a close I know I can't possibly be alone in wondering if society has officially turned the corner on sanity. I don't mean it in the trite way that some people might by saying "the world is going to hell in a hand basket" when the Cleveland Browns win the Super Bowl in the same year Chicago Cubs win the World Series. I mean we have truly done it this time... (emphasis added in bold is mine) Nursing parents are typically referred to as "nursing mothers" or "women who nurse." How does that language affect people who don't...
  • Did You Hear About the Father Who Is the Mother and the Mother Who Is the Father?

    12/30/2015 11:52:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2015 | Michael Brown
    A man marries a woman. They have a baby together. The man is the father and thewoman is the mother. Well it's not so simple anymore. Today, you have to figure out if the man who is marrying the woman is actually a man and if the woman who is marrying the man is actually a woman. Then you have to figure out if the man is the father or the mother and if the woman is the mother or the father. Is this starting to make your head spin? If so, this headline will not help. It reads: "Male...
  • The Body Politic is Queer

    12/29/2015 2:31:48 AM PST · by spirited irish · 7 replies
    TruthxChange ^ | June 26, 2015 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Ironically, this claim [“the body of Christ is queer”], by an ordained bi-sexual female, Layton E. Williams, in the PC(USA), appeared the day before the decision of the USSC to legalize same sex marriage in all fifty states. Culturally, this legal decision represents an historic moment for the United States. The Declaration of Independence, declaring that rights and laws are endowed by the Creator, has been rendered meaningless by a fake redefining of marriage, with no reference to the Creator or to any objective standards. The charade is over. This decision indicates that what has been happening for some time...
  • Transgender man in Ecuador makes history with pregnancy

    12/25/2015 8:51:41 AM PST · by redreno · 63 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 12/24/2015 | J. Garcia
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A couple in Ecuador is making history with a unique pregnancy: The father-to-be is carrying the baby of his transgender partner. Fernando Machado and Diane Rodriguez announced their pregnancy, believed to be the first of its kind in South America, on social media earlier this month and it's received widespread attention in a continent that has seen a sudden explosion in the rights and visibility of trans people. Rodriguez, who was born Luis, is one of Ecuador's most-prominent LGBT activists and says she and her Venezuelan-born partner, whose birth name was Maria, decided to publicize the...
  • Draconian new transgender guidelines for New York City

    12/22/2015 9:33:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    America Thinker ^ | 12/22/2015 | Rick Moran
    Welcome to your future, America. If New York City is at the forefront of trendsetting social science experiments -- and it often is -- you are in trouble unless you bow to political correctness and refer to transgendered people using the proper pronoun. That's right. You can now be charged with discrimination under New York City law if you refer to a female transgender as "him" or "Mr." From Reuters: New York City has warned landlords, employers and businesses they could be running afoul of the law by purposely calling a transgender woman "him" or "Mr." when she prefers a...
  • New York City unveils new rules on gender discrimination

    12/21/2015 7:48:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 21, 2015 5:56 PM EST | Michael Balsamo and Jennifer Peltz
    Restaurant owners can't require ties for male diners only. Gyms can't tell clients which locker room to use. And in most cases, an employer can't put "John" on a worker's ID if she prefers "Jane." New York City's Human Rights Commission is establishing what advocates called some of the most powerful guidelines nationwide on gender-identity discrimination, releasing specifics Monday to flesh out broad protections in a 2002 law. "Today's guidance makes it abundantly clear what the city considers to be discrimination," which can lead to fines of up to $250,000, Commissioner Carmelyn P. Malalis said in a statement. Officials said...
  • Hillary Clinton Just Released a Bold New Platform for LGBT Equality

    12/19/2015 8:55:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Mic ^ | December 18, 2015 | Luke Brinker
    Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton unveiled a comprehensive LGBT equality agenda on Thursday, declaring that six months after the Supreme Court's landmark ruling for nationwide marriage equality in Obergefell v. Hodges, the fight for LGBT rights "remains unfinished." "As president, I will continue to fight so that LGBT Americans and families can live, work and pray free of discrimination. I will not settle for anything less," Clinton said in a statement released by her campaign. "It is unacceptable that LGBT kids continue to be discriminated against and bullied at school, a restaurant can refuse to serve a transgender person and...
  • Transsexuals 'medically unfit to join Berlin police'

    12/18/2015 9:08:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 Dec 2015 15:38 GMT+01:00
    A thorough medical check-up awaits anyone who applies to join Germany's police or fire service. But transsexual or intersexual applicants probably won't make the cut, it emerged on Friday. Those who have undergone gender reassignment surgery will probably be rejected if they apply for Germany's police or fire service, says Berndt Krömer (Christian Democratic Union), a member of the Berlin city government responsible for security policy. [...] To be fit for duty, an applicant has to have "an intact andrological [male] or gynecological [female] hormone system," Krömer wrote. ...
  • When a 52-year-old man decides he is a 6-year-old girl: California gives a do-it-yourself guide

    12/15/2015 8:25:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/15/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The denial of reality has become a civil right, at least in the eyes of the left and the parts of our governmental apparatus in its control.  See, for example, this handy-dandy do-it-yourself guide to getting your gender changed on a California driver’s license, Social Security account, passport, or even birth certificate.  Orwell imagined only a dystopia in which people could retroactively be made unpersons, but now we can retroactively change the facts of birth. This level of madness portends the destruction of our civilization, and coincidentally or not, we face a certain percentage (one? five? twenty? who knows?)...
  • NOT NORMAL: "Transgender" Man Claims He's a 6-Year Old Girl. Abandons Family...

    12/14/2015 4:09:47 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 43 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 12/14/2015 | Steven Crowder
    Transgenderism is the new faux protected class that liberals want to claim are oppressed. Thanks Caitlyn Jenner. But the entire movement has become a slippery slope of weird, barreling down into the nonsensical. It has giant dress up Barbies. Well I have a few opinions on the matter. Hopefully you were sitting down for that revelation. VIDEO AT LINK What about the wife and children he abandoned? Are they happy? Maybe sometimes there’s more to decision-making than what makes you happy. Sometimes you have to take responsibility for your actions, have compassion for others and do things you may not...
  • Erroneous Christian Schools Have No Rights (Bake the Cake and Bless Us!)

    12/12/2015 1:57:58 PM PST · by yongin · 24 replies
    American Conservative ^ | December 11, 2015 | Rod Dreher
    Now that gay marriage is here, you didn’t think that would be the end of things, did you? The Column reports on colleges and universities that have sought, and in most cases received, religious exemptions from Title IX requirements. The story frames these schools as bigot colleges (“Training schools to discriminate”). Excerpts: Nearly three dozen religious institutions of higher learning have asked the federal government to waive laws that protect LGBT students, according to government documents obtained by The Column. The schools are asking the U.S. Department of Education to waive portions of Title IX that might apply to students...
  • Governors, attorneys general fight back against transgender bathrooms

    12/09/2015 6:19:08 AM PST · by wagglebee · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/8/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 8, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Governors Paul LePage of Maine and Pat McCrory of North Carolina, along with the attorneys general of South Carolina, Arizona, Mississippi, and West Virginia, have filed a "friend of the court" brief against letting boys use girls' toilets, showers, locker rooms, and private facilities. As LifeSiteNews reported, a lawsuit was brought by the ACLU on behalf of a teenage girl, Caitlyn Hope Grimm, who, with a name change to "Gavin" and the declaration "I'm a boy," demands the use of the men's room at school. At issue is whether local school districts throughout...
  • The Trans Women Who Say That Trans Women Aren’t Women [and battling social justice feminists]

    12/09/2015 5:25:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Slate ^ | December 9, 2015 | Michelle Goldberg
    Last month, a 42-year-old English accountant who goes by the pseudonym Helen Heaton wrote a blog post disputing the idea that trans women are women. Helen is trans herself; in the last few years, she says, she has taken all the steps the U.K.'s National Health Service requires before it authorizes gender reassignment surgery, which she plans to have in 2016. Yet she has come to reject the idea that she is truly female or that she ever will be. Though "trans women are women" has become a trans rights rallying cry, Heaton writes, it primes trans women for failure,...
  • UPDATE: IL school district accuses feds of changing transgender locker room deal

    12/08/2015 11:56:44 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    EAGNews.org ^ | December 8, 2015 | Steve Gunn
    PALATINE, Ill. – Officials at Illinois High School District 211 apparently meant it when they said they are prepared to stand their ground with the federal government over a controversy regarding a transgender boy’s ability to use the girls’ locker room and shower facility. A settlement had been reached in the matter, but now school officials are accusing the federal government of backpedaling on the deal, and they say there may be no deal at all. transgendersignLast week the school board approved a settlement allowing the student, who is a biological male, access to the girls’ facility. In exchange the...
  • Today’s Nondiscrimination Law is Tomorrow’s Big Government Leviathan

    12/08/2015 5:09:32 AM PST · by Benny Huang · 5 replies
    Wounded American Warrior ^ | December 8, 2015 | Benny Huang
    Township High School District 211 in suburban Chicago settled its ongoing dispute last week with the federal Department of Education (DoE) concerning a biologically male student who wants to use the girls’ changing room because he thinks he’s a she. Though the school district had already substantially indulged the boy’s delusions it was until recently insisting that the boy use a “privacy curtain” when disrobing, a compromise which the student and the federal government found unconscionable. The recent agreement reached between the school district and the feds stipulates that “the school district will provide multiple changing areas with privacy curtains,...
  • Mother decided to bring up her three-year-old son as a girl

    12/06/2015 1:51:25 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/06/2015 | Joseph Curtis
    Seeing their toddler playing with scissors can be a terrifying sight for any parent but for Kerry McFadyen it was a moment that changed everything. The 32-year-old came across the scene in the bathroom of her home in Strathspey, Scotland, when three-year-old son Daniel said he wanted to cut off his penis so he could be a girl. It led to his parents making the difficult decision to allow Daniel to become Danni, in what is believed to be the UK's youngest case of a child wanting to change sex.
  • Illinois school reaches deal on "transgender student" locker room question, satisfying nobody

    12/06/2015 6:00:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/05/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Just over a month ago we talked about Township High School District 211 in Illinois and how they were ordered by the Department of Education to allow a “transgender” boy to use the girls’ locker room and showers. Failure to do so would result in a massive loss of federal funding. The school system administrators, in a rare display of common sense when faced with politically correct but socially destructive and scientifically bogus mandates, actually pushed back. They did not wish to simply allow a boy to shower with the young girls simply because he claimed to be one...
  • Brother and sister swap genders, live 'life the way they should be'

    12/06/2015 5:48:13 AM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 5, 2015
    Mom Beth McGarrity has revealed how her son and daughter both told her they wanted to swap gender, within weeks of each other. The Sun reports that Beth and her husband Russ - who moved to Cincinnati when kids Russie and Aly were tiny - noticed their children were different from a young age. At five, Russie liked to play dressing up with girls and Aly, three years younger, preferred to kick a football with the boys. At high school, Russie suffered bullying and depression after adopting an androgynous look. Threatened with expulsion after running into the girls' toilets he...
  • Illinois school district may buckle under fed pressure on transgender student

    12/03/2015 9:38:38 AM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/3/15 | Lisa Bourne
    PALATINE, Illinois, December 3, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The suburban Chicago school district sued by the Obama administration for refusing a teen boy access to its girls' locker rooms, bathrooms, and shower facilities may have to concede to the administration's demands in the 11th hour. With the school's federal funding at risk, along with possible litigation, Township High School District 211 in Palatine, IL will hold an emergency board meeting tonight to consider an agreement with the administration as its 30-day notice for the district to comply comes to an end. The Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights condemned the...
  • Don't expect a brain scan to tell you if you're "transgender" or not

    12/01/2015 8:17:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Since it’s a topic that never seem to fall very far out of the news these days, I was interested to see an analysis at the Washington Post on the subject of “transgender” Americans and how their status has changed under the current administration. Titled, Obama's quiet transgender revolution, the piece tells a rather sad story of a politically motivated, populist deep dive into the confused end of the pool as our own government moved the goalposts of reality back in marked increments. Years before the White House was lit in rainbow colors celebrating the Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex...
  • US Marine Found Guilty of Killing Transgender Filipino

    12/01/2015 12:13:45 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 108 replies
    Military.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | Teresa Cerojano and Jim Gomez
    A Philippine court on Tuesday convicted a U.S. Marine of killing a Filipino last year after he discovered she was a transgender woman in a hotel in the Philippines while he was on a break after participating in joint military exercises in the country. Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton was convicted of homicide by first strangling Jennifer Laude and then dunking her head into a toilet bowl in the hotel they had checked into after meeting in a disco bar in Olongapo city, northwest of Manila. He was sentenced to 6-12 years in jail, with time already spent in detention...
  • Obama’s quiet transgender revolution

    12/01/2015 10:11:52 AM PST · by Salman · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 1, 2015 | Juliet Eilperin
    Years before the White House was lit in rainbow colors celebrating the Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage, President Obama used a routine bureaucratic tool that ended up significantly changing the government's understanding of gender and how it can be changed. The process began during Obama's first year in office when he issued a memo in June 2009 instructing agencies to extend to same-sex couples some benefits that the spouses of federal employees receive. Over time, that directive led to a decision by the Social Security Administration to greatly lower the threshold requirements for changing one's sex on official government...
  • Pope Francis: The world is near ‘suicide’ on climate change; ‘it’s now or never’

    11/30/2015 2:46:35 PM PST · by bkopto · 95 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov 30, 2015 | Niraj Chokshi
    Environmental negotiators meeting in Paris should strike a climate change deal to save a world "at the limits of suicide," Pope Francis said on Monday. "I am not sure, but I can say to you 'now or never'," he told a group of reporters aboard the papal plane, en route home from Africa, according to Reuters. "Every year the problems are getting worse. We are at the limits. If I may use a strong word I would say that we are at the limits of suicide." The comments come at the start of a United Nations-sponsored environmental summit in Paris,...
  • How much of the atmospheric CO2 is anthropogenic?

    If mankind had never burned any coal, oil or natural gas, atmospheric CO2 levels would only be 30 to 50 ppmv lower than the current ~385 ppmv. And... There's no evidence that anthropogenic CO2 emissions have caused any warming in the last decade. The Earth has not warmed over the last 11 years. Or in the last thousand years
  • Classy: Climate Change Protesters Destroy Memorial For Paris Terror Attack Victims

    11/30/2015 12:42:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Conference of the Parties Climate Change Summit, which President Obama is currently attending. Not only did protesters destroy a memorial left in remembrance of those killed by ISIS terrorists a little over one week ago, they picked up candles dedicated to victims and threw them at police.  This is what the climate change protesters have done to the memorial to those murdered last week #Paris. pic.twitter.com/MFGkjWRQfT— Geeza (@Geezajay2013) November 29, 2015 H/T Twitchy
  • Skeptical Climate Documentary Set to Rock UN Climate Summit – ‘Climate Hustle’

    11/30/2015 12:35:28 PM PST · by yoe · 4 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | November 29, 2015 | : Marc Morano
    Skeptical Climate Documentary Set to Rock Climate Debate President Obama & World Leaders to Be Greeted By New Film Debuting in Paris Gala Paris red carpet premiere for new “Climate Hustle” skeptical documentary Cinéma du Panthéon, December 7, 7:30 PM CFACT will hold the world premiere of its long-awaited Climate Hustle skeptical documentary film at an invitation-only red carpet event in Paris during the UN’s COP 21 international summit on climate change. Featuring interviews and comments from more than 30 renowned scientists and climate experts, Climate Hustle lays out compelling evidence that devastates the global warming scare. Film host Marc...
  • NARAL President to Pro-Lifers: Face ‘Judgment of the Consequences of Your Hate-Filled Rhetoric’

    11/30/2015 2:55:07 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/30/15 | Lauretta Brown
    Ilyse Hogue, president of the abortion advocacy group NARAL Pro-Choice America, derided pro-life activists David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress and Troy Newman of Operation Rescue after they condemned the Friday shootings at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood.Hogue implied that the shooting was a consequence of their pro-life work, saying that while they had freedom of speech, they “are not free from the judgment of the consequences of your hate-filled rhetoric.” “Sorry, David Daleiden. You don't get to create fake videos and accuse abortion providers of ‘barbaric atrocities against humanity’ one day and act shocked when someone shoots to kill...
  • There are three things that are certain about the Colorado Planned Parenthood shootout

    11/30/2015 2:42:12 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    American Irony ^ | 11-30-15 | The Looking Spoon
    I'm usually reticent to get into the mud created by shootings like the one Robert L. Dear perpetrated at the Colorado Planned Parenthood. The usual partisan/ideological lines get drawn and wild speculation and flat out lies often drive a narrative that I want little or nothing to do with, as counter-intuitive as that might seem for a blogger, because it ends up being a distraction than a substantive discussion. The problem with that type of inaction is liberals live for moments like this (remember when Democratic analyst Mark Penn sort of fantasized in about how Obama needed an Oklahoma City bombing...
  • “Delusional Fools” Attack Police For Taking The Colorado Springs Shooter Alive

    11/30/2015 1:46:31 PM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | November 29, 2015 | Bob Owens
    I've noticed the same comments on social media that I suspect many other have about the capture of the man responsible for the shooting from (not of) the Planned Parenthood location in Colorado Springs. Three people were killed and nine wounded in the attack, including one police officer who was killed and four more injured attempting to save citizens who were taking fire. Very opinionated but very ignorant people have claimed that the shooter was taken alive because he was white, and also claim that if he was a minority, that police would have gunned him down. These idiots-let's call...
  • WaPo vs. Cruz on the Colorado Springs Murders

    11/30/2015 1:41:09 PM PST · by Isara · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | November 30, 2015 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Charles, a reader I'll identify as "PJM" emailed me about the Washington Post's treatment of that quote. Here's the email with some light edits: Please tell me that you or someone at NR is going to take on this hatchet job at the Washington Post. The article is headlined, Ted Cruz cites reports that Planned Parenthood shooter could be ‘transgendered leftist activist.' What? The article reports that, "on one side," a representative of Planned Parenthood blamed the shooting on hateful rhetoric from the right, and then cites Cruz's statement, "on the other." But if you read far enough down you...
  • After Attack, Republicans Keep Hammering Planned Parenthood

    11/30/2015 12:36:25 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 30, 2015 | by Anna North
    Its been just a few days since a shooter killed three people and wounded nine others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, and Republicans have already resumed their baseless accusations against the group. Carly Fiorina has determinedly promulgated the claim, first advanced by the Center for Medical Progress in its deceptively edited videos, that Planned Parenthood sells “body parts” from fetuses. Donald Trump, in characteristically garbled fashion, appeared both to acknowledge that some claims about the videos were false and to cite the videos as a potential motive for violence. Meanwhile, in the House, conservatives say they are...
  • Ted Cruz: Media ‘wants to blame’ shooting on pro-life movement, but ‘there’s no evidence’

    11/30/2015 12:26:10 PM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/30/15 | Ben Johnson
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, November 30, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- The media made a rush to judgement in blaming the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting on the pro-life movement, according to Sen. Ted Cruz. Shortly after the shooting, Planned Parenthood blamed the violence outside the abortion facility on "smear campaigns." But Cruz rebutted the notion that Americans who support the right to life are responsible for 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear's shooting spree, that ended three lives. "The media promptly wants to blame him on the pro-life movement when at this point there’s very little evidence to indicate that," Cruz told The Texas...
  • Here’s Ted Cruz’s full statement on the Planned Parenthood shootings (Video)

    11/30/2015 2:21:39 PM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Nov 30, 2015
    The media is reporting today that Ted Cruz has called the Planned Parenthood shooter a ‘transgender leftist’, but that’s not what he said at all. He was simply pointing to the fact that we don’t have enough information about the shooter to make a decision, and referenced our report that the shooter had been registered as a female on his voting record after the news reporter said it was reported that the shooter said ‘no more baby parts’. He wasn’t calling the shooter a transgender leftist, just saying there are reports suggesting it.Watch:Ted Cruz's Remark (Video)
  • Ted Cruz Is Being Unfairly Criticized for his Post-Colorado Comments

    11/30/2015 2:00:58 PM PST · by Isara · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | November 30, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Ted Cruz is being slammed for comments he made in Iowa over the weekend. Here's RawStory with a typical characterization: In a frantic effort to pin blame on the Planned Parenthood terror attack on Friday on anyone but the anti-choice right, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that Christian extremist Robert Louis Dear was "registered as an independent and a woman and transgendered leftist activist" at a press conference on Sunday. The Texas Tribune reported on Cruz' attempt to distance his party and presidential campaign from the attack at a campaign stop in Newton, Iowa. Sounds pretty bad. But did he...