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  • Colorado baker discriminated by denying gay couple wedding cake: judge

    12/07/2013 8:03:14 AM PST · by Innovative · 87 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Dec 6, 2013 | Keith Coffman
    A Colorado bakery owner illegally discriminated against a gay couple when he refused to bake a wedding cake for the pair last year because of his Christian religious beliefs, a judge ruled on Friday. Administrative Law Judge Robert Spencer ordered Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver, to accommodate sex-couples or face fines and other possible penalties. "At first blush, it may seem reasonable that a private business should be able to refuse service to anyone it chooses," Spencer wrote in his 13-page ruling. "This view, however, fails to take into account the cost to society and the...
  • “Vote the Bible” T-Shirt Banned In A Texas County, Called “Offensive”

    10/31/2012 11:22:14 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 44 replies
    Texas Values ^ | October 31, 2012 | David Walls
    Texas Values Assists Intimidated Voter Forced to Cover Up Her Religious T-Shirt Before Voting Austin, TX, October 31, 2012–During early voting last week, a Texas voter in Williamson County was banned from wearing a t-shirt with the words “Vote the Bible” printed on the front. On October 24, Williamson County election workers at the Taylor City Hall polling place told Kay Hill that before she would be allowed to vote she had to turn her shirt inside out, go home and change, or cover up the words “Vote the Bible” because they “may be offensive to some people.” After voicing...
  • Pro-secular group going nationwide, gearing up for election

    07/05/2012 11:56:48 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 4, 2012 | By David Sherfinski
    A national secular organization is in a frenetic push to ensure that the voices of atheists, agnostics and “freethinkers” are heard in statehouses across the country and in the presidential election in the fall. The Secular Coalition of America plans to have statewide chapters in virtually all 50 states by the end of 2012. “Recently, we’ve seen some of the most egregious bills commingling religion and government at the state level,” spokeswoman Lauren Youngblood said. “If we’re going to fight some of this stuff, we have to fight it at state capitols.” The D.C.-based group, which will outline its plans...
  • America’s Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President

    03/08/2012 8:13:26 AM PST · by Tatze · 24 replies
    Wallbuilders ^ | 2/29/2012 | David Barton
    America’s Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President When one observes President Obama’s unwillingness to accommodate America’s four-century long religious conscience protection through his attempts to require Catholics to go against their own doctrines and beliefs, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Catholic. But that characterization would not be correct. Although he has recently singled out Catholics, he has equally targeted traditional Protestant beliefs over the past four years. So since he has attacked Catholics and Protestants, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Christian. But that, too, would be inaccurate. He has been equally disrespectful in his appalling...
  • Is The Church Brainwashing Black Folks Against Homosexuality?

    12/07/2011 5:10:40 PM PST · by presidio9 · 40 replies · 1+ views
    News One ^ | December 6, 2011 | Terrell Jermaine Starr
    Is the pulpit brain-washing blacks against supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgendered (LGBT) people? It depends on who you ask. LGBT advocates have different perspectives on why blacks do not align themselves with gay rights causes. To varying degrees, many LGBT rights advocates say that the church is the singlemost influential factor in black opinion on homosexuality. Antonio David Garcia, executive director of Affirmations, a Detroit-area LGBT civil rights group, says what’s worse is that those opinions are often homophobic and go unchallenged. “Everyday we face religious bigotry [from the church],” Garcia says. “They’ve got to start questioning some of...
  • It’s an Obama World/Walter Reed Hospit. Bars Family Members From Bringing Bibles to Injured Soldiers

    12/05/2011 7:28:18 AM PST · by KyGeezer · 131 replies · 1+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 5, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    It’s an Obama world. While we were preoccupied with other disastrous Obama policies, military bureaucrats under Barack Obama passed a new rule that barred loved ones from bringing Bibles to wounded soldiers. The US Military says they are rescinding the order but only after a Republican lawmaker denounced the policy on the House floor. Todd Starnes reported: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center said they are rescinding a policy that prohibits family members of wounded military troops from bringing Bibles or any religious reading materials to their loved ones. The decision to rescind the ban on Bibles came exactly one...
  • Mainstream Christians Must Stand Up to the Religious Right (Thou wilt hurl, verily!)

    09/20/2011 6:07:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Falls Church News-Press ^ | September 20, 2011 | Wayne Besen
    In August, fundamentalist preacher Dr. Michael Brown organized a regimen of red shirted Bible-thumpers to infiltrate Charlotte's gay pride event. Hundreds of zealots confronted and harassed festival attendees with their arrogant slogan "God Has A Better Way." The hatred and religious bigotry was appalling, but not surprising. What truly bothers me, however, was the lack of mainstream Christians standing up and speaking out against such fanatical behavior. Virtually every time I write about the Religious Right I'm reminded by the faithful that "not all Christians are like that." Of course, this is true and some of the most dedicated activists...
  • Parents Neutered on Passport Applications

    01/11/2011 5:53:53 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 1/11/2011 | Van Helsing
    Our liberal ruling class has been institutionalizing bizarre, child-warping mutations of the traditional family. It shows up in little ways — like the politically incorrect concept of children having a mother and a father being expunged from passport applications. "The words in the old form were 'mother' and 'father,'" said Brenda Sprague, deputy assistant Secretary of State for Passport Services. "They are now 'parent one' and 'parent two.'" A statement on the State Department website noted: "These improvements are being made to provide a gender neutral description of a child's parents and in recognition of different types of families." After...
  • Same-sex marriage gains GOP support

    08/28/2010 12:18:06 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 88 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 27, 2010 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    A growing number of Republicans are breaking with the party's traditional stance to publicly state their support for same-sex marriage, a shift strategists say stems as much from demographics as from the renewed focus on economics and the "tea party" movement. A solid majority of adults younger than 30 - about six in 10 - support the right of gay and lesbian couples to legally wed, according to a Washington Post poll in February. But even many older Americans and self-identified social conservatives have changed their view on an issue that just six years ago galvanized voters in support of...
  • Campaign Gives Christians Megaphone to Support Gays

    02/25/2010 8:51:53 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 49 replies · 702+ views
    Christian Post Reporter ^ | Thu, Feb. 25 2010 04:46 | Lillian Kwon
    Though mainline denominations already welcome LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) persons, the multifaith group Intersections says it's not enough. "[W]e must sing their welcoming as loudly as we sing the hymns," the group declares.... Intersections Director Robert Chase maintains the "'God vs. gays' dichotomy is false" and "reflective of only part of Christendom." "The religious right’s divisive paradigm is paralleled by more progressive stances that have resulted in inclusive institutional transformation," he stated. A Pew Research Center's survey also found wide support for homosexuality among lay people in mainline Protestant churches.
  • San Diego Mayor Says Gay Marriage Views Changed

    01/19/2010 1:03:58 PM PST · by steve-b · 28 replies · 1,008+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/19/10 | Lisa Leff
    The mayor of San Diego testified Tuesday that his views on same-sex marriage evolved after he learned one of his daughters was a lesbian. Mayor Jerry Sanders took the witness stand on behalf of two same-sex couples suing to overturn Proposition 8... "I had been prejudiced," he said. "I was saying one group of people did not deserve the same respect, did not deserve the same symbolism of marriage, and I was saying their marriages were less important than those of heterosexuals."... Sanders, a Republican, now believes it's in the interest of government to support same-sex marriage. A former police...
  • “We’re out of the closet, now Christians need to go into the closet”

    12/16/2009 8:26:25 AM PST · by GonzoII · 28 replies · 1,184+ views ^ | Dec 16 2009
    Mayor’s comments on homosexuality lead to turmoil in Vallejo When Vallejo Mayor Osby Davis told the New York Times in November that homosexuals are “committing sin and that sin will keep them out of heaven,” little did he know his remarks would continue to reverberate in the Bay Area city of about 120,000 and lead for calls that he resign. The pro-family lobbying group Capitol Resource Institute reported Dec. 10, “Vallejo is the site of an escalating battle involving public statements and private morality.” As a consequence of Davis’ remarks, said CRI, “the community is divided in their reaction to...
  • Catholic reporter fired over comment on same-sex 'marriage' campaign

    12/16/2009 5:41:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies · 909+ views
    CNA ^ | 12/15/2009
    A localized media frenzy has ensued after a Catholic reporter was let go from his 19-year position at a Maine newspaper for voicing his opinion against same-sex “marriage” and the campaign to legalize it in Maine. According to an article by the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, Larry Grard, a former employee of the Morning Sentinel, was sent a mass email from the pro-gay rights organization, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), following the repeal of the same-sex “marriage” law in Maine during the mid-term elections on Nov. 4. In the email, Trevor Thomas, spokesman for the HRC, voiced his disappointment with the...
  • Mary Glasspool, active homosexual, elected bishop of LA

    12/05/2009 2:56:43 PM PST · by qwertyz · 20 replies · 1,367+ views
    Stand Firm ^ | 12/05/09
    BREAKING: Diocese of Los Angeles Elects Non-Celibate Lesbian As Suffragan Bishop
  • UK Christian Relationship Counselor Sacked for Opposing Same-sex Partnerings

    12/01/2009 9:06:27 AM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 367+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Monday November 30, 2009 | Hilary White
    Monday November 30, 2009 UK Christian Relationship Counselor Sacked for Opposing Same-sex Partnerings By Hilary WhiteLONDON, November 30, 2009 ( - A Christian marriage counselor has joined the burgeoning ranks of those in the UK who have been sacked for their Christian religious beliefs. Gary McFarlane, a 48-year-old solicitor and part-time counselor with a relationship counseling charity, was sacked when he refused to endorse same-sex relationships as equivalent to those of heterosexual couples. McFarlane has lost his chance at appeal with the Employment Appeal Tribunal in which he claimed unfair dismissal and discrimination contrary to the Employment Equality (Religion...
  • D.C. Council Overwhelmingly Approves Same-Sex "Marriage" Law

    12/01/2009 11:31:10 AM PST · by GonzoII · 43 replies · 2,200+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Dec 1 2009 | Kathleen Gilbert and Peter Smith
    Tuesday December 1, 2009 D.C. Council Overwhelmingly Approves Same-Sex "Marriage" Law By Kathleen Gilbert and Peter SmithWASHINGTON, DC, December 1, 2009 ( - By a lopsided majority, the District of Columbia City Council voted this afternoon to approve legislation that opens the legal definition of marriage to include homosexual couples. The vote went through despite strong protests from the city's religious leaders who said that the law violates individual conscience rights and religious liberty. The "Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality Amendment Act of 2009" passed on the first vote by an overwhelming 11-2 margin. The measure was predicted...
  • Human Rights Campaign Responds to Misleading Claims by Organizations Seeking to Discriminate

    11/22/2009 7:43:41 AM PST · by redreno · 244+ views
    HRC Human Rights Campaign ^ | 11/20/2009 | HRC
    Washington – The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today responded to the “Manhattan Declaration” produced and released by 145 evangelical, Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christian leaders indicating that they will not cooperate with laws that conflict with their beliefs, including those recognizing same-sex couples. The document also references the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) as a threat to religious liberty. Yet ENDA – which prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity – broadly exempts religious organizations. The declaration also argues that religious groups that receive public funds...
  • Hate crimes bill goes to Obama for signature

    10/22/2009 3:39:04 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 75 replies · 2,289+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/22/2009
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Senate passed groundbreaking legislation Thursday that would make it a federal crime to assault an individual because of his or her sexual orientation or gender identity. The expanded federal hate crimes law now goes to President Obama's desk. Obama has pledged to sign the measure, which was added to a $680 billion defense authorization bill.
  • Biblical Sex Row Over Explicit Illustrated Book of Genesis

    10/19/2009 11:23:13 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 1,156+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | October 19th 2009
    Biblical Sex Row Over Explicit Illustrated Book of Genesis A sexually explicit illustrated Book of Genesis by controversial artist Robert Crumb, which features Bible characters having intercourse, has been condemned by religious groups. Ben Leach 17 Oct 2009 The book, which is released this month, carries the warning "adult supervision recommended for minors", and is described as "scandalous satire" by its publishers. It includes graphic illustrations of Bible characters having sexual intercourse, and other scenes depicting naked men and women as well as "gratuitous" depictions of violence. Crumb, the book's author, is most famous for his creation Fritz the Cat,...
  • President taps lesbian activist to EEOC

    10/12/2009 12:09:43 PM PDT · by Cindy · 79 replies · 3,219+ views
    ONE NEWS ^ | /12/2009 6:00:00 AM | Allie Martin
    SNIPPET: "The president has nominated Chai Feldblum, a lesbian activist, to be commissioner for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Her appointment is awaiting Senate confirmation." SNIPPET: "Feldblum, a law professor at Georgetown University, has signed an online petition titled, "Beyond Same-Sex Marriage: A New Strategic Vision for All Our Families and Relationships."" SNIPPET: ""Chai Feldblum is on record saying that the battle between our religious freedoms and homosexual so-called rights is a zero sum game," says Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality." SNIPPET: ""She says she can't think of a case where the religious rights -- in...
  • A Step in Faith (Evangelical Explains Journey From Hate-Filled Homophobe To Gay-Rights Activist)

    10/08/2009 2:39:26 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 48 replies · 1,977+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Oct 8, 2009 | Brent Childers
    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans are a diverse, extraordinary, resilient, and passionate group of forgiving men and women. I wouldn't be standing beside them demanding full and equal treatment under the law and speaking out against the harm caused by religion-based bigotry at the National Equality March in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 11 if I thought they were not created in God's image the same as myself, same as my family, as we all are—we are all God's children. And I know better than anyone, since six years ago I was one of those bigots. At that time...
  • {ELCA } Lutheran gay clergy vote tests mainline churches

    08/22/2009 10:06:40 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 600+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/22/9 | ERIC GORSKI, Associated Press Writer
    In breaking down barriers restricting gays and lesbians from the pulpit, the nation's largest Lutheran denomination has laid down a new marker in a debate over the direction of mainline Protestant Christianity, a tradition that once dominated American religious life. By voting Friday to allow gays and lesbians in committed relationships to serve as clergy, the 4.7-million member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will either show how a church can stand together amid differences, or become another casualty of division over sexual morality and the Bible, observers say. "We're going to be living in tension and ambiguity for a longer...
  • CA Public School District Will Force All 1st Graders Curriculum That Normalizes Same-Sex Unions

    06/09/2009 9:02:33 AM PDT · by kellynla · 79 replies · 1,936+ views ^ | June 09, 2009 | Adam Brickley
    The Alameda, Calif., public schools are adopting a curriculum that will require first graders to read literature that equates same-sex unions with a family made up of a mother, father and child. Parents will not be allowed to opt their first graders out of the curriculum. Members of the Alameda United School District (AUSD) school board voted 3 to 2 last week to implement the “Safe Schools” curriculum, which supporters say is aimed at stopping anti-homosexual bullying in schools. The program includes a between one and four lessons each year between grades 1 and 5 to introduce students to “LGBT”...
  • Christians in the UK Facing Increasing Official Discrimination: Poll

    06/03/2009 3:57:04 PM PDT · by bronxville · 11 replies · 521+ views
    Life Site News ^ | Wednesday June 3, 2009 | Hilary White
    Christians in the UK Facing Increasing Official Discrimination: Poll By Hilary White LONDON, June 3, 2009 ( – A poll conducted by the Sunday Telegraph has found that thousands of Christians in Britain fear losing job promotions and are being harassed at work because of their religious beliefs. The poll has been released at the same time that reports that Britain is becoming increasingly hostile to Christian believers are increasing. In the Telegraph poll, one in five said they had faced “opposition” at work because of their beliefs. Over half said they had suffered from some kind of “persecution” at...
  • Breaking news 4:24 PM N.H. legislators OK gay marriage

    06/03/2009 1:37:25 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 116 replies · 5,688+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 3, 2009 | NA
    Breaking news 4:24 PM N.H. legislators OK gay marriage The governor is expected to sign the bill, which would make New Hampshire the sixth state to legalize gay marriage.
  • Obama Marks LGBT Pride Month

    06/01/2009 4:25:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies · 1,132+ views
    RTT News ^ | June 1, 2009
    (RTTNews) - President Barack Obama recognized June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender, or LGBT, pride month Monday. In a presidential statement he marked the anniversary of the LGBT pride movement and added that the government will "commit to achieving equal justice under law for LGBT Americans." "LGBT youth should feel safe to learn without the fear of harassment, and LGBT families and seniors should be allowed to live their lives with dignity and respect," Obama said. "I continue to support measures to bring the full spectrum of equal rights to LGBT Americans," he added. "These measures include enhancing hate...
  • Respect Is a Two-Way Street - Christians Suffer for Opposing Homosexuality

    06/01/2009 9:42:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 570+ views
    Zenit ^ | ROME, MAY 31, 2009 | Father John Flynn, LC
    The issue of legalizing same-sex marriages continues to be at the forefront of debate. On Tuesday the Californian Supreme Court upheld a referendum, Proposition 8, which modified the state constitution to restrict marriage to heterosexual couples. The referendum invalidated a previous decision by the state's Supreme Court that resulted in the legalization of same-sex marriage. In the weeks preceding the latest decision same-sex marriage was legalized in three states. As a result, five states now allow such marriages -- Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont and Iowa. As a May 27 article in the Washington Post pointed out, four of these states...
  • 175 arrested at California gay marriage ban protest (Drama queens)

    05/26/2009 11:00:59 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 21 replies · 1,236+ views
    Yahoo! News (AFP) ^ | 5/26/2009 | Rob Gloster
    Around 175 people were arrested in San Francisco while taking part in peaceful protests against a California Supreme Court decision to uphold a ban on same-sex marriage, police said. A spokeswoman for the San Francisco Police Department said the arrests came as demonstrators blocked an intersection near the court building. Those arrested were released at the scene, Sergeant Lyn Tomioka told AFP. California's Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a referendum that outlawed gay marriage, but said 18,000 same-sex weddings carried out before the ban would remain valid. Gay and lesbian activists had sought to overturn the result of a November...
  • Gay Marriage Supporters To Hold Prayer Service

    05/25/2009 3:59:31 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 44 replies · 1,466+ views
    CBS 13 SACRAMENTO ^ | 25 MAY 2009 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ― Gay marriage supporters are holding a prayer service on the eve of the California Supreme Court's expected ruling on the legality of a voter-approved ban on same-sex nuptials. The group Marriage Equality USA plans to hold the interfaith event Monday night at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. On Tuesday morning, the state's high court plans to rule on a series of lawsuits seeking to overturn Proposition 8. Opponents of the gay marriage ban argue that the issue was improperly put before voters; they say it revised the state constitution's equal protection clause to such a dramatic...
  • Middle East Scapegoat

    05/14/2009 1:22:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies · 1,246+ views
    FRONTPAGE ^ | May 12, 2009 | By P. David Hornik
    Note: Read the whole article and check out the hypertext-links in the article. # | Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Where does the Obama administration stand on Israel? Although that vexed question is still open, the worrying signs are accumulating. On Sunday it was National Security Adviser James Jones telling ABC that “We understand Israel’s preoccupation with Iran as an existential threat. We agree with that”—and adding: “…by the same token, there are a lot of things that you can do to diminish that existential threat by working hard towards achieving a two-state solution.” With Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu slated...
  • Full gay rights! The argument is over (Does your pastor feel the same way?)

    05/08/2009 11:01:20 AM PDT · by AlaskaErik · 60 replies · 1,854+ views
    Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman ^ | May 7, 2009 | Howard Bess
    Two issues continue to cloud the American political scene. Gay rights and the protection of life. These two issues are seen as so important that many Americans are willing to ignore all other issues such as poverty, housing, foreign policy and health care to vote according to a candidate’s position on homosexuality and abortion. The right to life, abortion, freedom of choice issue is much the tougher issue and a healthy debate should continue until some sort of understanding is reached and codified into laws that are firmly upheld by our courts. I suspect the most workable solution is not...
  • Obama White House Urges Tax-Funded Abortion-on-Demand in D.C.

    05/08/2009 8:21:00 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 191 replies · 7,029+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/8/09 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 8, 2009 ( - President Obama's budget recommendations unveiled yesterday are being criticized by the National Right to Life Committee for recommending the re-introduction of taxpayer-funded abortion in Washington, D.C. The White House submission urges the House and Senate to repeal a law known as the Dornan Amendment that prevents tax-funded abortion, except for cases of rape, incest, or threat to the mother's life, in the District of Columbia for several years. Because Congress holds legislative authority over the District of Columbia, the district's budget must be appropriated by Congress through an annual appropriations bill. The White...
  • The ELCA's Widening Chasm Over Homosexuality

    05/05/2009 11:08:28 AM PDT · by SmithL · 44 replies · 1,261+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 5/5/9 | Rev. C.J. Conner
    Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota is a congregation of the more conservative Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. It is not unusual these days to find families leaving the ELCA to join the church. However, a new member’s class at Bethlehem Lutheran is an unusual place to find young men from the ELCA’s Luther Seminary in Saint Paul. Pastor of the Church, Robert Krueger, says that he sees more ELCA students coming to his traditional and liturgical congregation. “They all have expressed a disappointment in the direction the ELCA is going, and its general disregard for the Bible as...
  • D.C. Gay 'News' Magazine Honors Man Who Compared Knights of Columbus to the KKK

    05/05/2009 6:29:08 AM PDT · by keep your powder dry · 18 replies · 1,110+ views
    For those who were shocked by Obama "faith" advisor Harry Knox knocking the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic men's group, as an "army of oppression," he is not alone. Gay activists are now taking pride in getting Knights charity drives crushed at supermarkets. Metro Weekly, a D.C-based gay "news" magazine, honored a man for his "Storefront Stand" -- he harassed Knights of Columbus volunteers raising funds for the mentally disabled (usually with Tootsie Roll candies) outside a Safeway store in northern Virginia. Allison also succeeded in getting other Knights thrown off one Giant supermarket's property. To passers-by at Safeway, Brad...
  • Same-sex "marriage" advocate (in NH) desecrates Bible in public

    04/16/2009 8:34:53 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 35 replies · 1,117+ views
    As volunteers with the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) rallied for traditional marriage in Concord, New Hampshire, a pro-homosexual advocate desecrated a Bible, shouting obscene anti-Catholic slurs.
  • Ex-McCain aide to call for gay marriage support [Steve Schmidt] [says is a God-given right]

    04/16/2009 7:05:31 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 165 replies · 3,046+ views
    Washington (CNN) - Steve Schmidt, a key architect of John McCain's presidential campaign, is making his first public return to Washington a bold one. Schmidt will use a speech Friday to Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights group, to urge conservative Republicans to drop their opposition to same-sex marriage, CNN has learned. "There is a sound conservative argument to be made for same-sex marriage," Schmidt will say, according to speech excerpts obtained by CNN. "I believe conservatives, more than liberals, insist that rights come with responsibilities. No other exercise of one's liberty comes with greater responsibilities than marriage."
  • UK: Roman Catholic adoption agencies cut ties with church over gay equality laws

    04/12/2009 9:58:41 AM PDT · by Stoat · 19 replies · 1,412+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) / various ^ | April 12, 2009 | Steve Doughty
    A majority of Roman Catholic adoption agencies have cut their ties with the Church rather than defy gay equality laws. Five agencies have declared themselves independent - and some have changed their names - to comply with laws that say they must allow homosexual couples to adopt children.The retreat ends decades in which the adoption charities have worked in the name of the Catholic Church with support from dioceses, clergy and congregations.The decision to end the formal connection with the Church follows a deadline set by the Government for charities to comply with the 2007 Sexual Orientation Regulations. These...
  • Jesus Was Son of Mary and Roman Rapist

    04/24/2008 4:43:09 AM PDT · by workerbee · 82 replies · 134+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/23/08
    <p>In his upcoming biography of Jesus, "Basic Instinct" director Paul Verhoeven will make the shocking claim that Christ probably was the son of Mary and a Roman soldier who raped her during the Jewish uprising in Galilee.</p> <p>An Amsterdam publishing house said Wednesday it will publish the Dutch filmmaker's biography of Jesus, "Jesus of Nazareth: A Realistic Portrait," in September.</p>
  • Gwinnett minister to apologize to those condemned by Christians

    03/29/2008 7:00:52 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 28 replies · 731+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 3/29/08 | REBECCA McCARTHY
    Gays, women seeking abortions, couples not married will be includedJust as the Christian church has done many wonderful things throughout history, says the Rev. Richard Mark Lee, it also has done many terrible things, such as targeting, judging and condemning various individuals and groups. On Sunday, Lee plans to apologize for these past wrongs in a sermon at his church, Sugar Hill Baptist, known as The Family Church. Some of the groups Lee said he'll apologize to include gays, women seeking abortions and couples who live together outside of marriage. "For too long, we're been known for the issues we're...
  • Study: Youth see Christians as judgmental, anti-gay

    10/12/2007 2:59:51 AM PDT · by PetroniusMaximus · 212 replies · 1,627+ views
    mobileplay ^ | Wed Oct 10th, 2007 | Adelle M. Banks
    Majorities of young people in America describe modern-day Christianity as judgmental, hypocritical and anti-gay. What's more, many Christians don't even want to call themselves "Christian" because of the baggage that accompanies the label. more at link...
  • Theologian Says Bible Does Not Condemn Gays

    10/06/2007 1:23:35 PM PDT · by Terriergal · 64 replies · 928+ views
    Christian (Ear Scratching) Post Online ^ | Sat, Oct. 06 2007 | Lillian Kwon
    Theologian Says Bible Does Not Condemn Gays An evangelical theologian is visiting several churches this fall refuting the common Christian interpretation of the Bible that Jesus and Scripture opposes homosexuality. Sat, Oct. 06, 2007 Posted: 09:44:38 AM EST An evangelical theologian is visiting several churches this fall refuting the common Christian interpretation of the Bible that Jesus and Scripture opposes homosexuality. Jack Rogers, professor of Theology Emeritus at San Francisco Theological Seminary, is trying to get a positive word out in the Christian churches about the gay and lesbian community and thinks churches should be leading the charge for their...
  • Homosexual clergy approved by ELCA church

    08/21/2007 6:56:19 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 18 replies · 1,172+ views
    Gay clergy OK'd by Evangelical Lutheran Church in America August 11, 2007 BY SUSAN HOGAN/ALBACH Religion Reporter For the first time, clergy in same-sex committed relationships can serve the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America without threat of discipline to them, their congregations or their bishops. The historic decision, made today at a national assembly at Navy Pier, was spearheaded by Bishop Paul Landahl of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod. A day earlier, attendees voted down a measure that would have ended a ban on non-celibate gay clergy. But Saturday’s vote calls on church leaders to “refrain from or demonstrate restraint” in...
  • Bishop urges Christians to call God "Allah"

    08/15/2007 2:16:56 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 111 replies · 2,468+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 15, 2007 | WND
    Bishop Tiny Muskens (Courtesy Radio Netherlands Worldwide) Catholic churches in the Netherlands should use the name Allah for God to ease tensions between Muslims and Christians, says a Dutch bishop. Tiny Muskens, the bishop of Breda, told the Dutch TV program "Network" Monday night he believes God doesn't mind what he is called, Radio Netherlands Worldwide reported. The Almighty is above such "discussion and bickering," he insisted. Muskens points to Indonesia, where he served 30 years ago, as an example for Dutch churches. Christians in the Middle East also use the term Allah for God.
  • Largest US Lutheran Church Votes to Uphold but Not Enforce Gay Clergy Ban

    08/14/2007 3:46:04 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 15 replies · 592+ views ^ | August 13, 2007 | Peter J. Smith
    Largest US Lutheran Church Votes to Uphold but Not Enforce Gay Clergy Ban By Peter J. Smith CHICAGO, August 13, 2007 ( - The largest denomination of Lutherans in the United States has decided that it will no longer discipline or enforce a ban against sexually active homosexual clergy. Delegates at the national assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in Chicago passed a resolution Saturday by a vote of 538-431 urging bishops to "refrain from or demonstrate restraint" in disciplining homosexual clergy in "faithful committed same-gender relationships." Chicago's Bishop Paul Landahl offered the resolution on the final day...
  • Church plans to keep gay pastor { Schmeling - ELCA }

    08/13/2007 2:05:09 PM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 645+ views
    AP via ^ | 8/13/7 | Dorie Turner - Associated Press
    ATLANTA -- The message was clear as congregants filed out of St. John's Lutheran Church sanctuary on Sunday: The Rev. Bradley Schmeling isn't going anywhere. With hugs and cheers, members of Atlanta's oldest Lutheran church celebrated Schmeling, the pastor who has been at the center of a denomination-wide battle over the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's treatment of gay clergy. The show of support came a day after the national assembly of the ELCA in Chicago urged bishops to refrain from defrocking gay and lesbian ministers who violate a celibacy rule, but fell short of permitting ordained gays churchwide. Schmeling...
  • Homosexual Christians??

    08/12/2007 3:46:23 PM PDT · by ForEternity · 73 replies · 1,222+ views
    For the life of me I have never been able to figure this one out; so called gay christians. Gay Baptists We hope Rainbow Baptists and the official AWAB site can be your starting places for Christian gay and lesbian related information. Simply knowing Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world is not the same as following Jesus Christ. A Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ. You can not be a practicing homosexual and be a legitimate Christian at the same time. And by legitimate I mean in the eyes of God. The methodist performing homosexual marriages Link...
  • Sex Ed for Kindergarteners 'Right Thing to Do,' Says Obama

    07/18/2007 3:30:56 PM PDT · by Vision · 190 replies · 8,013+ views
    ABC News ^ | July 18, 2007 1:13 PM | Teddy Davis and Lindsey Ellerson
    ABC News' Teddy Davis and Lindsey Ellerson Report: Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., told Planned Parenthood Tuesday that sex education for kindergarteners, as long as it is "age-appropriate," is "the right thing to do." "I remember Alan Keyes . . . I remember him using this in his campaign against me," Obama said in reference to the conservative firebrand who ran against him for the U.S. Senate in 2004. Sex education for kindergarteners had become an issue in his race against Keyes because of Obama’s work on the issue as chairman of the health committee in the Illinois state Senate. "'Barack...
  • Canadian Anglicans Will Not Be Excluded from World-Wide Communion Because of Same Sex Blessings

    06/22/2007 2:50:04 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 291+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/22/07 | Hilary White
    WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 22, 2007 ( - "No scenario could emerge" from any decision made by the Canadian Anglican Church this week that would prompt the church's expulsion from the World Wide Anglican Communion says a top spokesman of the Church of England. Canadian Anglicans are meeting now in Winnipeg at their General Synod and are expected to vote in favour of the blessing ceremony for homosexual partners that has already been in use in some Canadian Anglican dioceses. Kenneth Kearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion told CanWest News, "There's no question the Anglican Church of Canada is a...
  • Guilty verdict in Bible rape case (Australia)

    04/24/2007 2:26:25 AM PDT · by Dundee · 14 replies · 1,038+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | April 24, 2007 | Edith Bevin
    THE man found guilty of raping a woman as punishment for reading the Bible lured her to his unit by claiming he had news of her family overseas. Abdul Reda al-Shawany was today found guilty of sexually assaulting the then-Muslim mother of four - a refugee from the Middle East who had left her children and husband behind - for her "insult" to Islam. She had been studying the Bible because she was interested in Christianity. After the attack, at al-Shawany's Warwick Farm unit in Septmeber 2002, she converted. ... Even after the decision was handed down he protested his...
  • Men jailed for being on public sidewalk

    02/09/2007 1:57:04 AM PST · by dbehsman · 43 replies · 1,089+ views
    Two men who are members of Gideons International, the Christian organization that is famous for, among other ministries, placing Bibles in motels and giving them to children, have been arrested after trying to hand out Bibles on a public sidewalk in Florida, according to a law firm. Officials with the Alliance Defense Fund have confirmed they will be representing Anthony Mirto and Ernest Simpson, who were arrested, booked into jail and charged with trespassing. Jeremy Tedesco, one of the ADF's lawyers on the case, confirmed to WND that the organization's clients were on a public sidewalk when they were handing...