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  • Anti-Gay initiative filed in CA. And it's...well....

    03/06/2015 8:30:07 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 20 replies
    patheos.com & Huffington Post ^ | Unknown | Matt McLaughlin
    A friend sent me an article about an initiative recently filed in California that is....shocking, to say the least. It is called the "Sodomite Supression Act" and...well, I'll let you read it for yourselves. I draw your attentions to sections "b" and "f", especially.....
  • Baker faces complaint for refusing anti-gay message on cake

    01/22/2015 3:15:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 22, 3:30 AM EST | Ivan Moreno
    A dispute over a cake in Colorado raises a new question about gay rights and religious freedom: If bakers can be fined for refusing to serve married gay couples, can they also be punished for declining to make a cake with anti-gay statements? A baker in suburban Denver who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding is fighting a legal order requiring him to serve gay couples even though he argued that would violate his religious beliefs. But now a separate case puts a twist in the debate over discrimination in public businesses, and it underscores the tensions...
  • Kirsten Powers: Are Opponents of Arizona's Anti-Gay Law Eager to Deceive?

    03/03/2014 11:37:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 03/03/2013 | Kirsten Powers
    Conservative backers of Arizona bill SB 1062 had two choices following Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of the right-to-discriminate bill. They could defend the bill on its merits. Or, they could distort the contents of the bill and attack anyone who disagreed with them as a legal Luddite and hysteric. Sadly, they chose the latter. Conservatives fanned out to claim that the bill was a big nothingburger. Anyone who was upset about it was exaggerating its potential impact. It’s already legal to discriminate against gays in Arizona, so they don’t even need the law, they claimed. Wait. If there is no...
  • Arizona SB 1062: When People Willfully Suppress Truth for Lies

    03/03/2014 9:47:38 AM PST · by enn247
    ENN ^ | 03/03/14 | Walter Myers III
    As Russian troops roll into Ukraine, President Obama’s feckless and absentee leadership on the global stage is an American embarrassment and as President, his actions increasingly endanger the safety and security of all Americans. Obama is changing the course of American history as he abandons our international friends, yields and compromises with our adversaries, abrogates our foreign responsibilities, slashes our military, unilaterally retreats while engaged in war, and surrenders to Russia the premier dominance of global influence. Like Neville Chamberlin, the pre-WWII English Prime Minister, Obama’s appeasement efforts typifies Chamberlin’s as world tensions escalate and simmer. Obama’s misguided foreign affairs...
  • Obama administration let anti-gay Muslim leader into U.S.

    03/02/2014 7:45:08 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03.02.14 | Kenneth R Timmerman
    Even as the Obama administration denounced what it called anti-gay legislation in Arizona and the president sat out the Sochi Olympics because of Russia’s crackdown on same-sex couples, the State Department allowed an Islamic preacher who called for the death penalty for homosexuals into the country for a tour of hate. Sheikh Mohammad Rateb al-Nabulsi was issued a visa for a 17-city tour of US mosques to raise money and support for the Syrian uprising. He arrived New Year’s Day. The radical Syrian cleric has made no secret of his virulent anti-gay views. Appearing April 28, 2011, on al Aqsa...
  • Obama Condemns Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law

    02/17/2014 11:18:08 AM PST · by lbryce · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | Febraury 17, 2014 | AP
    President Barack Obama warned Sunday that a harsh new anti-gay law in Uganda would “complicate our valued relationship” with the east African country, which receives hundreds of millions of dollars a year in U.S. aid. In a last-ditch effort to derail the measure, national security advisor Susan Rice called Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni over the weekend and urged him not to sign the measure. The law includes a provision of life in prison for “aggravated homosexuality.”
  • 5 Anti-Gay Companies and 1 Homophobic Charity

    01/23/2014 1:26:46 AM PST · by FR_addict · 20 replies
    http://www.takepart.com ^ | July 25, 2012 | Andrew Freeman
    "These organizations don’t believe in being LGBT-friendly... Walmart The one-stop big-box mega shop scored moderately well on its treatment of LGBT employees on the HRC Buyer’s Guide. However, its management hasn’t always made the gay-friendly grade. CEO Mike Duke signed the anti-gay Arkansas adoption and foster care petition. Jim Walton, the youngest son of Walmart Founder Sam Walton, donated $75,000 to prevent gay adoptions in Arkansas. ..."
  • Arrests Spreading Under Nigeria Anti-Gay Law

    01/18/2014 4:14:40 PM PST · by lbryce · 18 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | January 17, 2014 | CARLEY PETESCH
    Arrests have spread across Nigeria as dozens more people perceived to be gay have been rounded up and questioned, activists said Friday, describing another ast few days, more than 30 people have been arrested, with an increasing number coming from the west African country's Christian southern states. Until Goodluck Jonathan signed the law more than a week ago, prosecution of gay people had largely been centered on the predominantly Muslim north, where gays have long been punished under Shariah law. "The arrests are all over. It's no longer just in the north," said Ifeanyi Kelly Orazulike, executive director of the...
  • Beaten for Being Gay in a Black Neighborhood

    09/19/2013 8:33:08 AM PDT · by Anila · 34 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/19/13 | Colin Flaherty
    Being gay is “about the worst thing you can be in black culture,” said Don Lemon, a gay, black news anchor at CNN. Sometimes you see can see the antipathy in hip hop videos. Other times at the ballot box. Still other times black hostility towards gay people is expressed in the dozens and dozens of hyper-violent episodes of black mob violence against gay people. Some on video. These crimes are a perfect storm of silence: Predators do not want to get caught. Victims do not want to identify themselves as gay. And newspapers loathe reporting black mob violence. Two...
  • Schumer: Nations should wave rainbow flags for gay rights at Russia Olympics

    08/12/2013 9:59:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 12, 2013 | Lara Seligman
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday said he opposed boycotting the Sochi Olympic Games despite new Russian anti-gay laws, instead urging nations to wave rainbow flags during the opening ceremonies to show support for gay rights. “That'd be pretty embarrassing for [Russian President Vladimir] Putin,” Schumer said on MSNBC's “Morning Joe.” “Let our athletes participate but still make a stand.” In June, Putin signed a law banning gay “propaganda” and imposing fines on those holding gay pride rallies. The law has generated an international backlash ahead of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has called...
  • Rachel Jeantel: Trayvon Thought Zimmerman was a Gay Rapist and Trayvon Wasn't "That Kind of Way"

    07/16/2013 12:43:52 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 92 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 7/16/2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: An entirely new perspective on this whole sordid incident was provided by Rachel Jeantel last night on CNN. Everybody's been under the impression that Zimmerman was a racist, and that's why he went after Trayvon. I went to great lengths yesterday, folks, to break this down and tell you what I think this was really all about. I'm not gonna repeat that but it is at RushLimbaugh.com. Essentially, it was about economics. You've got a bunch of people in this community that are barely hanging on. They've worked very hard to get where they are and there...
  • Tennessee Democrats disavow own Senate candidate, citing hate group ties

    08/03/2012 4:43:02 PM PDT · by SmithL · 43 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Democratic Party is disavowing the winner of the party's nomination to challenge Republican Sen. Bob Corker in November, saying the little-known candidate belongs to an anti-gay hate group. The winner of the seven-candidate Democratic primary, 35-year-old Mark Clayton, reported raising no money and campaigned little but received more than 48,000 votes. . . .
  • Which Party is Really Anti-Gay?

    08/02/2012 9:08:27 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 9 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 2, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Desperate to distract the public from the presidential election season, Democrat politicians grasped at a peculiar straw – an interview in an obscure publication in which the head of a fast food chain acknowledged his support of existing law – to brand that entire fast food chain as being a crowd of bigots deserving of economic destruction. So the Left called for a boycott. It failed, of course; all they succeeded in doing was to remind the majority of what a terrific company Chick-Fil-A is. All over the country, the chain enjoyed record lines all day, with cars frequently backed...
  • Vanity: Washington Post story making Romney gay-bashing bully no accident.

    05/10/2012 6:34:29 PM PDT · by DK Ramakers · 38 replies
    The Conservative Review ^ | 5/10/2012 | Marcus Porcius
    Anybody else find it convenient that the day after Obama comes out for gay marriage The Washington Post runs a story about Romney supposedly attacking a gay kid in high school?
  • Delgaudio’s advocacy group put on anti-gay watch list

    03/29/2012 3:13:02 AM PDT · by castowell · 4 replies
    Loudoun Times-Mirror ^ | March 28, 2012 | Trevor Baratko
    Public Advocate of the United States, a non-profit “conservative advocacy group” run by Loudoun County Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio, has been added to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) hate map as an anti-gay organization. SPLC listed Public Advocate as an “active hate group” in 2011 based on research compiled through hate group publications and websites, citizen and law enforcement reports, field sources and news reports. According to the SPLC, an internationally recognized civil rights non-profit, “all hate groups have beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics.” Delgaudio (R-Sterling) founded Public...
  • N.Y. Police: Gay Man Beaten on Street in Apparent Hate Crime

    10/12/2009 10:45:32 AM PDT · by Mind Freed · 21 replies · 1,612+ views
    NEW YORK — New York City police say a 49-year-old gay man leaving a corner deli near his home was beaten by two men in an apparent hate crime. Jack Price remains in a medically induced coma. He is in serious but stable condition. Police say the two suspects taunted Price and yelled anti-gay slurs while he was in the store early Friday. They attacked him outside, not far from his home in the middle-class Queens neighborhood of College Point. Twenty-six-year-old Daniel Aleman was arrested Sunday and charged with assault and aggravated assault as a hate crime. The name of...
  • Safe Schools Czar Absolves Murder for Anti-gay Slurs

    10/12/2009 12:56:36 AM PDT · by CyberRBTmail · 13 replies · 996+ views
    Common Sense 2020 ^ | 2009-10-12 | LukeAmerica2020
    How safe is this? Obama’s Safe Schools Czar, Kevin Jennings, wrote in September of 1998 that killing someone who called you a name was not aberrant behavior. The clear implication is that if someone calls you a “faggot” … “that being ‘a man’ is the most important thing in life, even if you have to kill someone to prove it.” Apparently since society teaches men that to call someone gay is a crime deserving of the death penalty, parents have no influence in any of this … and the criminals bear no personal responsibility for their own actions. It is...
  • National outrage growing over appointment of "safe schools czar"

    10/03/2009 7:00:03 AM PDT · by massmike · 38 replies · 3,054+ views
    massresistance.org ^ | 10/03/2009 | n/a
    This could become even bigger than the recent Van Jones situation. The momentum is starting to get that strong. Maybe the most unbelievable and outrageous Obama appointment -- of the many outrageous Obama appointments -- is Kevin Jennings to become the national "safe schools" czar -- running a multi-million dollar program without Senate confirmation. Jennings is the ultra-homosexual activist teacher who founded and ran the national group Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). As may of you know, GLSEN targets schoolchildren with homosexual propaganda. It's the group that organizes homosexual clubs in high schools and middle schools across the...
  • Ron Paul's (Almost) Sex Tape

    05/02/2009 11:54:29 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 933+ views
    Gather.com ^ | 5/2/09
    After a huge worldwide success of "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," Sacha Baron Cohen, better known as Ali G, is releasing a new movie in July this year. The new movie is titled "Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Male." In the movie, Cohen's character Bruno, a gay reporter working for "Austrian Boys Broadcasting," crashes fashion events and interviews unsuspecting guests about entertainment, fashion, celebrities, and homosexuality. One of those interviewed for the movie by Bruno in early 2008 was Ron Paul, former Republican presidential candidate and US...
  • Police suspect anti-gay protesters planted bomb [gay pride parade in Jerusalem]

    04/20/2007 6:50:21 AM PDT · by bedolido · 5 replies · 357+ views
    www.haaretz.com ^ | 4-20-2007 | Jonathan Lis
    Police suspect that ultra-Orthodox Jews may have planted a bomb near Beit Shemesh to protest this year's planned gay pride parade in Jerusalem. The bomb exploded Friday, lightly wounding a laborer near the West Bank separation fence when his tractor rode over the explosive. Flyers protesting this year's parade and mentioning the one that took place last year were found near the site of the bomb, police said. An uproar over the 2006 gay pride parade in Jerusalem, which was postponed from August to November in part because of security considerations, involved ultra-Orthodox threats of violence.
  • NBA: Hardaway banished for anti-gay remarks

    02/15/2007 7:32:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 796+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/15/07 | Melissa Murphy - ap
    The NBA banished Tim Hardaway from All-Star weekend in Las Vegas because of his anti-gay remarks. Hardaway, who played in five All-Star games during the 1990s, was already in Las Vegas to make a series of public appearances this week on behalf of the league. But after saying, "I hate gay people" during a radio interview, commissioner David Stern stepped in. "We removed him from representing us because we didn't think his comments were consistent with having anything to do with us," Stern told reporters Thursday at the opening of a fan festival at a Las Vegas casino, part of...
  • For Gays, a Loud New Foe

    10/13/2006 10:05:18 AM PDT · by libertylass · 30 replies · 1,388+ views
    The Los Angeles Times, LATimes.com ^ | October 13, 2006 | Rone Tempest, L.A. Times Staff Writer
    For Gays, a Loud New Foe Sacramento's large enclave of immigrant Slavic evangelicals is becoming a force on social issues. Their actions shock many. By Rone Tempest, Times Staff Writer October 13, 2006 SACRAMENTO — Organizers of the annual Rainbow Festival were prepared for trouble. The Q Crew, a local "queer/straight alliance," distributed cards telling people what to do if approached by hostile demonstrators. Sympathetic local church groups formed a protective buffer along the festival ground's cyclone fence. Mounted police were on patrol.
  • Bill to allow gay foster parents to adopt doesn’t have the votes(FL Ban on Homo-adoption stand)

    03/08/2006 2:57:37 PM PST · by longtermmemmory · 20 replies · 662+ views
    Florida Bar News ^ | March 1, 2006 | Jan Pudlow
    March 1, 2006 Bill to allow gay foster parents to adopt doesn’t have the votes By Jan Pudlow Senior Editor A proposal to allow gay foster parents to adopt the children they care for received its first public hearing since Florida’s anti-gay parenting law was first enacted in 1977. It was standing-room only at the Senate Children & Families Committee on February 14, where 19 people — including gay and lesbian parents, foster parents, foster children, national children’s advocates, sociologists, and researchers — testified why the bill was in the best interests of children. But before there was a vote...
  • 'Brokeback Mountain': Rape of the Marlboro Man

    12/27/2005 8:54:11 AM PST · by scripter · 179 replies · 5,586+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 27, 2005 | David Kupelian
    Editor's note: Recently, WND Managing Editor David Kupelian, author of the best-selling book, "The Marketing of Evil," was widely quoted in the news media for his criticism of the new film "Brokeback Mountain." Here, Kupelian explains how and why the controversial movie is one of the most powerful homosexual propaganda films of our time. "Brokeback Mountain," the controversial "gay cowboy" film that has garnered seven Golden Globe nominations and breathless media reviews – and has now emerged as a front-runner for the Oscars – is a brilliant propaganda film, reportedly causing viewers to change the way they feel about homosexual...
  • Shaq helps arrest man accused of assaulting gay couple

    09/13/2005 3:57:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies · 1,155+ views
    MSN Fox Sports.com & AP ^ | September 13, 2005
    <p>MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Shaquille O'Neal has been credited with an assist away from the basketball court, following a suspect who allegedly assaulted a gay couple and alerting police.</p> <p>The 7-foot-1 Miami Heat center, who is in the process of becoming a Miami Beach reserve officer, was driving on South Beach about 3 a.m. Sunday. That's when he saw the man, riding as a passenger in a silver Honda, yell anti-gay slurs at the couple, said Bobby Hernandez, spokesman for the Miami Beach Police Department.</p>
  • American Churches Shown Door as Gay Row Deepens

    06/26/2005 6:51:40 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 31 replies · 1,253+ views
    TimesOnline ^ | June 23, 2005 | Ruth Gledhill
    THE Anglican Church moved closer to schism yesterday when members of its central administrative council formally asked the Churches of Canada and the US to go. Unconvinced by the justifications offered by both Churches on Tuesday for their actions in ordaining an openly homo- sexual bishop and authorising same-sex blessings, members of the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Nottingham asked them to leave the council and its central finance and standing committees. Although the motion invites the Churches to withdraw voluntarily, it amounts in effect to a punishing expulsion. The debate was held behind closed doors at Nottingham Univers-ity yesterday,...
  • Eastern Michigan gives half off tuition to students involved in homosexual relationship

    02/23/2005 3:17:19 PM PST · by AFA-Michigan · 49 replies · 1,350+ views
    American Family Association of Michigan ^ | February 23, 2005 | AFA-Michigan
    Family group: EMU tuition plan violates constitution, attorney general and lawmakers should investigate YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Eastern Michigan University's new expansion of a half-off tuition break for students involved in homosexual relationships with university employees violates the state's constitution by recognizing and treating such relationships as equal or similar to marriage, a statewide family values organization said Wednesday in a statement delivered to Attorney General Mike Cox and lawmakers responsible for higher education funding and oversight. The American Family Association of Michigan -- a lead supporter of the Marriage Protection Amendment last year added to the state constitution by voters...
  • Charges against anti-gay activists dropped (Repent America)

    02/17/2005 3:23:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 849+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/17/05 | AP - Philadelphia
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A judge dismissed all charges Thursday against four members of a conservative Christian group who were arrested last fall while picketing a street festival for gays. After watching video footage of the event, Common Pleas Judge Pamela Dembe said that while the protesters' message that homosexuality is a sin clearly enraged the crowd, the bullhorn-wielding demonstrators did not incite violence. "We are one of the very few countries that protect unpopular speech. And that means that Nazis can March in Skokie, Ill. ... That means that the Ku Klux Klan can march where they wish to," Dembe...
  • (Martin Luther) King's daughter in anti-gay marriage protest

    12/11/2004 9:01:58 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 11 replies · 1,163+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Dec. 11, 2004 | Ellen Barry
    The Rev. Bernice King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is to join a prominent Atlanta pastor today in a march that opposes same-sex marriage as part of a church-centered movement. The event has been criticized by gay-rights organizations, which say it betrays the legacy of the slain civil rights leader. The "Reigniting the Legacy" march, to be led by King and Bishop Eddie Long, will begin at the Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change. Organizers said they expected 100 pastors and 10,000 marchers to participate. Long, whose New Birth Missionary Baptist Church has 25,000 members, said...
  • Anti-Gay Marriage March Uses King Quote

    12/10/2004 11:12:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 598+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/10/04 | Dick Pettys - AP
    ATLANTA - Gay rights activists are denouncing an anti-gay marriage march that starts near the tomb of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as an effort to hijack the slain civil rights leader's legacy. The march, set for Saturday, is being organized by the predominantly black 25,000-member New Birth Missionary Baptist Church of suburban Atlanta, whose pastor, Bishop Eddie Long, opposes gay marriage and counsels gay members to abandon their lifestyle. The church's Web site said one of the march's goals is to promote a constitutional amendment to "fully protect marriage between one man and one woman." A quote from King...
  • Suprise, Surprise, Ohio Activist: Same-Sex 'Marriage' Advocates Don't Want Voters Deciding

    10/07/2004 12:08:48 PM PDT · by apmp71 · 11 replies · 853+ views
    Agape Press ^ | October 7, 2004 | Rusty Pugh
    The numbers on the "for" side from recent referendums protecting traditional marriage are telling: Hawaii (69.2 percent), Alaska (68.1 percent), Nebraska (70.1 percent), Nevada (67.1 percent), Missouri (70.7 percent), and Louisiana (77.8 percent). Next month, Ohio will be among as many as 11 states allowing voters to cast a ballot on an amendment to their state constitution banning same-sex marriage and civil unions.
  • Flap over lyrics cancels reggae artist's Sacramento shows

    10/01/2004 9:07:19 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 386+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/1/4 | Rachel Leibrock
    Dancehall reggae artist Capleton's Sacramento performance at Harlow's was canceled Friday amid protests over the singer's allegedly anti-gay lyrics. His shows scheduled for San Francisco, Los Angeles, Humboldt and Chico were also canceled in the past week. "Harlow's position on hate violence against the gay and lesbian community is the same as it (toward) any and all victims of hate violence. It will not be tolerated," Harlow's general manager Daniel Torza said in a written statement he sent to The Bee and addressed to Lambda Community Center, a local gay and lesbian organization. Sacramento has actually canceled Capleton twice in...
  • Senator's anti-gay remarks may cost him his seat

    04/25/2003 9:00:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 119 replies · 266+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 4/25/03 | CHRIS MONDICS and MARIO F. CATTABIANI
    <p>WASHINGTON - For all the uproar over Sen. Rick Santorum's remarks comparing gay relations to incest, his leadership post in the Senate appears secure for now.</p> <p>Even the handful of moderate Republicans who denounced his comments have stopped short of calling for Santorum to step down as Senate Republican Conference chairman, a post that gives him outsized impact on the Senate agenda.</p>