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  • Frank Bruni Commands Christians to Cave on Homosexuality

    04/07/2015 9:50:01 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 52 replies
    Patheos ^ | April 4, 2015 | Owen Strachan
    e New York Times just published one of the more rough-handed pieces we’ve yet seen regarding “gay Christianity.” In “Bigotry, the Bible and the Lessons of Indiana,” opinion writer Frank Bruni takes the gloves off and seeks to bully Christians into caving on homosexuality. The column is frank, direct, and brutalizing.Let’s consider five takeaways from this striking article.1. Here’s what Bruni believes opposition to “gay Christianity” is based in: raw prejudice. He says as much: But in the end, the continued view of gays, lesbians and bisexuals as sinners is a decision. It’s a choice. It prioritizes scattered passages of ancient texts over all...
  • This is How Religious Liberty Dies The New Rules of the Secular Left

    04/07/2015 8:28:04 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 11 replies ^ | April 7, 2015 | Al Mohler
    The vast high-velocity moral revolution that is reshaping modern cultures at warp speed is leaving almost no aspect of the culture untouched and untransformed. The advocates of same-sex marriage and the more comprehensive goals of the LGBT movement assured the nation that nothing would be fundamentally changed if people of the same gender were allowed to marry one another. We knew that could not be true, and now the entire nation knows. The latest Ground Zero for the moral revolution is the state of Indiana, where legislators passed a state version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which Gov. Mike...
  • Why the secular left should stop trying to change Christianity

    04/07/2015 7:32:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Week ^ | 04/07/2015 | Matt Lewis
    For some secular liberals, the Constitution isn't the only "living, breathing document." The Bible is, too. For evidence, look no further than Frank Bruni's latest New York Times column, which argues that "homosexuality and Christianity don't have to be in conflict in any church anywhere." According to this line of argument, Christians ought to engage in "a conversation about freeing religions and religious people from prejudices that they needn't cling to and can indeed jettison, much as they've jettisoned other aspects of their faith's history, rightly bowing to the enlightenments of modernity." Now, Bruni's core argument is not without merit....
  • Carla Bruni, 43, and Nicolas Sarkozy 'having their first child'

    04/24/2011 1:03:01 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 49 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 7:24 PM on 24th April 2011 | By Peter Allen
    Three years after she married Nicolas Sarkozy following a whirlwind romance, Carla Bruni is pregnant with their first child together, it was claimed yesterday. The 43-year-old wife of the French president is said to be in the early weeks of pregnancy, meaning the child would be born before the election next spring when Mr Sarkozy is hoping to win a second term.
  • White House denies Mrs. Obama's 'hell' comment

    09/16/2010 10:37:03 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 128 replies Associated Press ^ | Thursday, September 16, 2010; 1:10 PM | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- The White House is denying that first lady Michelle Obama ever described her White House life as "hell." Mrs. Obama's spokeswoman, Katie McCormick Lelyveld, responded Thursday to a purported comment attributed to Mrs. Obama in a forthcoming book, "Carla and the Ambitious," about French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. The book says Bruni-Sarkozy recalled that during a recent White House visit with her husband, the French president, she asked Mrs. Obama about her new role. According to the book, Mrs. Obama replied: "It's hell. I can't stand it."
  • Catty Carla Bruni lifts lid on Michelle Obama's 'hellish' job ( Michelle hates her job!)

    09/15/2010 8:19:14 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 203 replies ^ | Wednesday September 16, 2010 | Peter Allen and Michael Seamark
    Michelle Obama thinks being Americas First Lady is hell, Carla Bruni reveals today in a wildly indiscreet new book. Miss Bruni reveals that Mrs Obama replied when asked about her position as the U.S. presidents wife: Dont ask! Its hell. I cant stand it! Details of the private conversation, which took place at the White House during an official visit by Nicolas Sarkozy last March, emerged in Carla And The Ambitious, a book written in collaboration with Miss Bruni.
  • 'It was the queen who was made to wait during Bruni romp'

    05/11/2010 2:20:23 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 6 replies · 1,082+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 11 May 2010 | The Times of India
    LONDON: French First Lady Carla Bruni reportedly kept the British Queen waiting, during an official trip to the UK shortly after her marriage two years ago, while she had sex with hubby President Nicolas Sarkozy. According to a new book, titled 'The Promise', 42-year-old Bruni told US First Lady Michelle Obama that she was making love with her husband while a "senior Head of State" cooled her heels, the Sun reported. Although the former Italian supermodel didn't identify the "senior Head of State", speculation has mounted in France that it was the 84-year-old English monarch, the British tabloid said on...
  • Carla Bruni welcomes Russian president to state dinner in a daringly tight dress

    03/03/2010 6:46:21 PM PST · by llevrok · 105 replies · 4,849+ views
    The Globe ^ | 3/3/2010
    Former model Carla Bruni's figure is envied by women the world over - and it was brought into sharp focus by her choice of outfit for a state dinner last night. The French First Lady wore a floor-length Roland Mouret gown which was so tight it revealed the exact outline of her slim body - and the fact that she wasn't wearing a bra. Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president greeting his Russian equivalent Dimitry Medvedev at the Elysee Palace, certainly looked a proud husband. Glamour couple: French president Nicolas Sarkozy leads his wife Carla Bruni down the steps of the...
  • Simpsons episode lampooning Sarkozy and Bruni becomes internet hit in France

    Simpsons episode lampooning Sarkozy and Bruni becomes internet hit in France An episode of The Simpsons which lampoons Nicolas Sarkozy, the French President, and his wife Carla Bruni, the former model, has become a surprise internet hit in France. Published: 8:09AM GMT 24 Nov 2009 Link to this video Cartoon caricatures of Sarkozy and the first lady starred in an episode of the American animated show in the United States on November 15 in an episode entitled "The Devil Wears Nada". Their cameos passed largely unnoticed in France until Friday, when news websites started linking to pirated clips of the...
  • Carla Bruni 'is a modern-day Marie Antoinette': French magazine slams First Lady as self-obsessed

    10/29/2009 2:40:56 PM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies · 20,126+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | October 29, 2009 | Peter Allen
    France's leading high society magazine has today produced a devastating portrait of Carla Bruni as the country's new Marie Antoinette. Point de Vue presents the 41-year-old First Lady as a daffy multi-millionaire socialite who does very little real work, and who is completely out of touch with ordinary people. The attack by the Paris weekly, which specialises in covering the lives of aristocrats and European royalty, will come as a huge blow to President Nicolas Sarkozy as he tries to play down his monarchichal style.
  • Caption This Photo (Zero, Bruni, Michelle)

    09/25/2009 10:27:53 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 95 replies · 4,341+ views
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  • French first lady to sing for Mandela (91st birthday concert)

    07/15/2009 12:35:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 796+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/15/09 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) Carla Bruni-Sarokzy will lead a glittering line-up of stars at a concert here to mark Nelson Mandela's birthday, in what will be her first public show since becoming France's first lady. Bruni-Sarkozy, a model-turned-musician, will perform for the first time in public since marrying French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the concert at Radio City Music Hall in Madison Square Garden. The event, which also stars Stevie Wonder and soul queen Aretha Franklin, ends a week of celebrations for the 91st birthday of the former South African president.
  • Bowled Over! So Was it the Sight of Stunning Carla Bruni Make this Republican Guard go Weak ...

    06/23/2009 7:56:02 AM PDT · by Cecily · 79 replies · 3,643+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | June 23, 2009 | Maysa Rawi
    The Republican Guard are charged with protecting the most important national figures and foreign dignatories. But one horseman's usual authority deserted him on ceremonial duty at the Elysee Palace yesterday. The soldier had to be helped to his feet after fainting while on duty during a gala dinner hosted by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife, Carla Bruni. It was left for onlookers to wonder if the sight of the glamorous First Lady had made the guard go weak at the knees.
  • Caption Michelle Obama's fierce glaring at Sarkozy's wife

    06/08/2009 8:28:02 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 159 replies · 9,321+ views
    What a picture, caption it!
  • Caption a very displeased Michelle Obama

    06/07/2009 1:57:31 PM PDT · by Reagan69 · 198 replies · 12,168+ views
    Yahoo photos ^ | 6/7/09 | Yahoo, Reuters
    Guess she's not proud of Carla.
  • Caption Michell Obama

    06/07/2009 7:11:58 AM PDT · by raybbr · 100 replies · 3,581+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 6, 2009 | Philippe Wojazer
    U.S first lady Michelle Obama and France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy attend a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy at Colleville-sur-Mer cemetery, June 6, 2009.

    06/06/2009 9:52:34 PM PDT · by Blogger · 144 replies · 7,361+ views
  • Carla Bruni criticises Pope Benedict XVI

    05/19/2009 7:20:50 AM PDT · by bdeaner · 40 replies · 1,023+ views ^ | 5/18/09 | Henry Samuel
    Carla Bruni has issued a scathing attack on Pope Benedict XVI saying that she has allowed her Catholic faith to lapse because of his approach to contraception in Africa. France's First Lady said that the Church's teachings had left her feeling "profoundly secular".
  • France's First Lady tours recession-hit Paris in disguise

    05/16/2009 10:23:59 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 9 replies · 971+ views
    She is one of the most famous faces in the world, renowned for her Gallic charm, elegant style and classical beauty. But it seems that the First Lady of France is never happier than when she is strolling through the streets of Paris incognito, that is. In fact, Carla Bruni even admits donning a special disguise and affecting a funny voice to avoid being spotted, much like Marie Antoinette was said to have done during the French Revolution. Ms Bruni, 41, said her life as the third wife of President Nicolas Sarkozy sometimes made normal behaviour quite impossible, leading...
  • Carla's (Bruni- Sarkozy) agony as intimate photos of her with ex-lover..stolen ....

    04/29/2009 10:31:42 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 32 replies · 2,436+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Last updated at 9:26 AM on 29th April 2009 | PETER ALLEN
    Hundreds of 'highly intimate' images of the French president's wife and her former lover have been stolen during a burglary. The photographs and videos of Carla Bruni, who is on an official trip to Spain with Nicolas Sarkozy, date from the 41-year- old's affair with philosopher Raphael Enthoven. Thieves broke into the Paris flat of his brother, 27-year-old actor Julien Enthoven, where the prints and videos were being kept, and stole them. Police believe the images could be posted on the web, serving to embarrass Nicolas Sarkozy or be sold for a sizeable sum, thanks to his third wife's status
  • Obama vs. Bruni-Sarkozy -- Fashion faceoff: First ladies and second bests

    04/05/2009 5:30:20 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 150 replies · 7,706+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 04/05/09 | Wendy Donahue
    Michelle Obama comes out on topWith all the fuss over what Michelle Obama wore in Europe over the past several days, it was this weekend's fashion faceoff with French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in France that everyone awaited. The winner? Obama, by a thread. Here, a review of the first ladies' week in fashion.
  • Bruni backs off from Obama kiss (Didnt want STDs?)

    04/03/2009 7:04:37 AM PDT · by Guns · 40 replies · 1,737+ views
    The Sun UK ^ | 4/3/2009 | Jennifer Bain
    FRANCE'S first lady broke with protocol today as she held out a frosty hand to welcome Barack Obama. Stunning Carla Bruni was business-like in her greeting while her hubby treated the US President's wife to a hug and Continental double kiss. The former model gave pecks on both cheeks to Michelle Obama and other dignatories when the couple arrived in France. But when it came to the dashing US President the beauty kept a noticeable distance. read more...
  • By the book: the low-down on how Nicolas Sarkozy wooed Carla Bruni (be Marilyn Monroe to my JFK?)

    02/11/2009 6:45:52 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 839+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 02/12/09 | Charles Bremner
    By the book: the low-down on how Nicolas Sarkozy wooed Carla Bruni Charles Bremner in Paris France already knew that it was love at first sight for Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni. Today the country was treated to the full throbbing script of the instant romance between the President known as Speedy and the supermodel singer with a reputation as a man-eater. True to his impulsive form, the bedazzled President offered marriage on the night that he met the Italian-born Ms Bruni at a dinner party, according to an eyewitness account published today. He dared her to kiss him on...
  • Carla Bruni on music, love and Sarkozy

    07/12/2008 11:36:53 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies · 142+ views
    The Times ^ | 7/13/2008 | John Follain
    Rock gods have fallen at her feet. But now that she is married to Nicolas Sarkozy, is politics threatening to cramp Carla Bruni-Sarkozys style? In her frankest interview yet, she sings her heart out Carla Bruni-Sarkozy strides out into the afternoon sunshine on her terrace and throws up her hands in welcome, shouting John! and kissing me on both cheeks. Im taken aback: Ive interviewed her twice in two years, but that was before she become Frances premire dame. She is dressed in tight blue jeans and plain white T-shirt, her wedding ring the only jewellery. The Parisian home of...
  • [France's first lady] Carla Bruni 'hurt' by critics of new album

    07/11/2008 4:13:36 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 12 replies · 447+ views
    AFP ^ | Jul 11, 2008 | Emma Charlton
    France's first lady Carla Bruni said Friday she was "hurt" by frosty reactions to her new album from critics of her husband President Nicolas Sarkozy, as the much-hyped record went on sale across Europe. Half a million people logged on to the web to listen to the third album by the supermodel-turned-chanteuse, "Comme Si De Rien N'Etait" (Simply), ahead of its official release, according to figures from her record label Naive. But the 60s-flavoured album has sparked some mocking reviews and an outpouring of vitriol on the Internet by French voters hostile to the right-wing leader. "Of course it hurts...
  • Collector pays 91,000 dollars for nude pic of Carla Sarkozy

    04/11/2008 8:12:50 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 80 replies · 119+ views ^ | 04.10.08
    A photograph of a nude Carla Bruni, the ex-model now married to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, was sold Thursday to a Chinese collector for 91,000 dollars at Christie's -- more than 20 times its predicted price. The gelatin silver print, taken by photographer Michel Comte in 1993, depicts a young Bruni in a standing pose, apparently in reference to the paintings of French neo-impressionist artist Georges Seurat depicting models. It was standing room only in the auction hall as more than 200 photographs were put up for sale, including one of screen siren Brigitte Bardot by legendary American photographer Richard...
  • Christie's to auction nude snap of Carla Bruni, France's First Lady

    03/26/2008 11:18:02 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies · 5,386+ views
    La Times ^ | 03.26.08
    What controversy has French President Nicolas Sarkozy drummed up now? The unpopular European leader is catching flack for many, many things, not the least of which is his recent marriage to supermodel and singer Carla Bruni. And now a full-frontal nude (read, "not work safe") photo of his new model/wife will be auctioned off April 10 in New York. Actively making the rounds in the British tabloids, the release of the photo appears to be timed with an official visit by Sarkozy and Bruni to Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. Way to impress your new friends! Word is...
  • France's Nicolas Sarkozy Marries Carla Bruni

    02/02/2008 7:34:00 AM PST · by blam · 55 replies · 1,051+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-2-2008 | Peter Allen
    France's Nicolas Sarkozy marries Carla Bruni By Peter Allen in Paris Last Updated: 3:04pm GMT 02/02/2008 French president Nicolas Sarkozy has married ex-supermodel Carla Bruni in a "secret" ceremony at the Elyse Palace in Paris. The world watched the couple on holiday in Egypt The wedding took place just two and a half months after they met, and three and a half months after he divorced his second wife. They were married at 11am with Franois Lebel, mayor of Paris's fashionable 8th arrondissement - in which the palace is situated - officiating. Mr Sarkozy, 53, and Miss Bruni, 40, exchanged...
  • France: Carla Bruni pregnant (President Sarkozy 's girlfriend)

    01/11/2008 1:21:00 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 31 replies · 1,480+ views
    via translation - Carla Bruni pregnant! Things are going very quickly for Carla Bruni and Nicolas Sarkozy. Indeed, the former top Italian is pregnant! Only three weeks after formalizing their relationship and barely a month after they met. At his press conference Tuesday, the head of state was assured that his relationship with the singer, "it was a serious matter," and was confirmed at half-words her future marriage. And now a baby Sarko? The new presidential couple is obviously at the centre of rumours. It must be said that everything is going very quickly between Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni....
  • India willing to treat Bruni as 'first lady' [SARKOZY'S GF]

    01/07/2008 8:00:02 PM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 12 replies · 167+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 8 Jan 2008, 0000 hrs IST | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: India, it seems, feels it's for the French to decide what status should be accorded to supermodel-turned-singer Carla Bruni if she indeed comes visiting with French president Nicolas Sarkozy later this month. Amid reports that Sarkozy (52) may tie the knot with Bruni (39) early next month, after some weeks of a highly-publicised courtship, with business often being mixed with pleasure during his foreign visits, an external affairs ministry official on Monday said, ''There will no protocol problems from our side if she comes.'' ''It is for the French to decide whether she should be treated as the...
  • Saudi Official Calls On French President To Visit Kingdom Without Girlfriend (ROP Alert)

    01/07/2008 7:21:53 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies · 46,084+ views
    Herald Tribune ^ | January 7, 2008 | The Associated Press
    Saudi official calls on French president to visit kingdom without girlfriend Monday, January 7, 2008 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia: A senior Saudi official called on French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday to respect Saudi Arabia's conservative Islamic culture by visiting the country later this month without his former supermodel girlfriend. Sarkozy, who divorced his wife Cecilia in October, has flaunted his relationship with Carla Bruni on recent holidays in Egypt and Jordan, drawing criticism that he is being too loose with the presidential image. The Saudi diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, said Sarkozy...
  • Sarkozy to marry girlfriend Bruni: FRENCH NEWSPAPER REPORTS

    01/06/2008 2:35:22 PM PST · by Cincinna · 36 replies · 662+ views ^ | Jan 6 2008 | staff
    French President Nicolas Sarkozy is to marry his new girlfriend, the former model turned singer Carla Bruni, a French newspaper reported Sunday, claiming a wedding was "imminent". Citing several anonymous sources, the Journal du Dimanche said the couple, currently on a private visit to Jordan at the invitation of King Abdullah II, are believed to have set a wedding date for either February 8 or 9. Presidential spokesman David Martinon declined to comment on the front-page story. Sarkozy, 52, and Bruni, 39, were photographed on Saturday touring the rose-red city of Petra in southern Jordan, the president carrying Bruni's young...
  • France: Nicolas Sarkozy 'to wed Carla Bruni next month'

    01/06/2008 8:52:38 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies · 139+ views
    Times of London ^ | 01/06/08 | Charles Bremner
    Nicolas Sarkozy 'to wed Carla Bruni next month' Charles Bremner, of The Times, Paris President Sarkozy is planning to marry Carla Bruni, his singer girlfriend, in early February, just over two months after meeting her and three since his wife divorced him, according to French and Italian reports today. As the Elysee Palace made no attempt to deny an imminent wedding, pollsters said that the President's exhibition of the former Italian supermodel and his haste in replacing Cecilia, his wife, explained part of a seven-point slump in his approval rating over the past month. "Speedy Sarko", 52, today gave the...
  • (Illegal Honduran man's)Body found in Bruni (Texas)

    07/08/2005 11:05:42 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies · 420+ views
    Webb County Sheriff's deputies made a grisly discovery Thursday morning at the Webb County line. Deputies recovered the decomposed body of a Honduran man about 45 miles east of Laredo, in Bruni. The man, identified as 31-year-old Rafael Cruz Alvarado, was reportedly discovered by a passerby at about 8:30 a.m. in the town with a population of about 500 people. Authorities determined the undocumented immigrant had been dead for at least two weeks. His decomposing body was found behind Bruni's Badger Stadium. He was slumped over on one side underneath a Mesquite tree in a grassy area, Webb County Sheriff's...
  • Mirando City residents worried about immigrants (Texas)

    07/03/2005 8:37:28 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies · 517+ views
    Laredo Morning Times ^ | 07/03/05 | JULIE DAFFERN
    MIRANDO CITY Undocumented immigrants crossing the Rio Grande are not an uncommon site in the rural areas of Webb County, but many local law enforcement agencies say their numbers are increasing. Constable Annette Muoz attributes a lot of the movement to business, as did Sheriff Rick Flores. "I think its organized human smuggling because they have certain houses that they use and they wait until the evening to be picked up," Flores said. Muoz said human smuggling is a lucrative business. "Its easy money," she said. "There is a high demand on cheap labor whether it be in places like...