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  • Seattle court orders man to stop spreading HIV

    09/11/2014 5:13:25 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 27 replies
    Health officials secured a court order telling a man who has infected at least eight people with HIV to stop spreading the virus that causes AIDS. The King County Superior Court order issued Sept. 4 orders the man to follow a health department cease and desist order and to show up for counseling and treatment appointments, The Seattle Times reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/1xONjeK ). The name of the man was not released to protect his privacy. [!!!!!!]
  • Neil Patrick Harris gets married in Italy

    09/08/2014 1:31:19 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 52 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9/8/14 | Mark Kennedy (AP)
    NEW YORK — Kim Kardashian and Kanye West aren't the only ones who tied the knot this year in Italy. So did Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka. The "How I Met Your Mother" star and his actor-chef groom were married Saturday in Italy. They'd been dating for 10 years and are parents to 3-year-old twins, Gideon and Harper. The grooms wore custom Tom Ford tuxedos and Elton John performed at the reception.
  • Complete e-mail sent by [Atlanta Hawks Co-Owner Bruce] Levenson [Race Controversy]

    09/07/2014 2:45:46 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 18 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 8/7/14 | Chris Vivlamore
    Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson cited an “inappropriate and offensive” e-mail he sent two years ago in an abrupt announcement Sunday that he will sell his controlling interest in the team. “I have said repeatedly that the NBA should have zero tolerance for racism, and I strongly believe that to be true. That is why I voluntarily reported my inappropriate e-mail to the NBA." ***** 4. Regarding game ops, i need to start with some background. for the first couple of years we owned the team, i didn’t much focus on game ops. then one day a light bulb went off....
  • I’m a senior GOP spokesman, and I’m gay. Let me get married.

    09/05/2014 6:49:01 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/5/14 | James Richardson
    The federal government’s number crunchers believe some 21,318 same-sex couples call Georgia home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent accounting, and new research forecasts that as many as half would jump the broom within three years if allowed by their government. I’m one-half of one of those aggrieved couples — denied, for more than five years, the social stability and legal protections of marriage. And, as a former spokesman for the Republican National Committee and adviser to prominent party figures, I’m also a professional political operative who’s helped install in government those who perpetuate marriage bias in America....
  • Georgian’s video of gay intervention goes viral

    08/29/2014 10:30:20 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 35 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 8/29/14 | Mike Morris
    When Daniel Ashley Pierce told his family last October that he was gay, his stepmother seemed to be supportive, and his father had no response. All that changed Wednesday, when Pierce’s family staged a delayed intervention, berating the 20-year-old for “choosing” to be gay and demanding that he move out of the family’s home. But Pierce, who, according to his public Facebook page, is studying business administration at Georgia Highlands College in Rome, might have the last word, as a video he recorded of the confrontation has gone viral.
  • Study: Same-sex marriages would add $80M to Georgia economy

    08/28/2014 3:23:24 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 31 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 8/28/14 | Dan Chapman
    Allowing same-sex marriage in Georgia would pump nearly $80 million into the state’s economy, according to a study released Thursday by the UCLA school of law. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 21,318 same-sex couples live in Georgia. Half would choose to marry within three years, the law school’s Williams Institute estimates, based on similar patterns in Massachusetts and other states where same-sex marriage is legal. Highlights of the study include: - Spending on wedding arrangements by the couples, and their out-of-town guests, would add $78.8 million to the state and local economies over three years.
  • Rob Portman's Field of Dreams

    07/23/2014 5:41:25 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 4 replies
    National Review (Corner) ^ | 7/23/14 | Henry Olsen
    Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal op-ed by a potential GOP presidential candidate, Ohio senator Rob Portman, brings to mind a quote from the movie Field of Dreams. At the end of the movie, Ray Kinsella angrily confronts the ghost of Shoeless Joe Jackson when the player refuses to let Ray come with him. “What’s in it for me?” Kinsella cries. I fear that will be the reaction among working-class whites in Ohio and other industrial Midwest states if the agenda the senator lays out is all that’s on offer in 2016. According to exit polls, whites without a college degree easily...
  • Judge tells young Detroit man he needed a beating

    07/17/2014 3:02:03 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 34 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 7/17/14 | Ed White (AP)
    DETROIT — A young man who participated in a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist needed a father to "beat the hell" out of him as a kid to discourage him from committing such a crime, a judge said Thursday. The stunning remarks by Wayne County Judge James Callahan came as he sentenced Latrez Cummings to six months in jail. In response to the judge's question, Cummings, 19, said his father wasn't around when he was growing up. Callahan said Cummings needed a dad, "someone to discipline you. Someone to beat the hell out of you when you made a...
  • Obama Asks Cashier: ‘Are You Gay?’ and That’s Not Even the Most Awkward Part of the Exchange

    07/14/2014 4:19:53 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 44 replies
    National Review (Corner) ^ | 7/14/14 | Andrew Johnson
    Mark this down as yet another bizarre interaction during the president’s fundraising trip last week. During his recent trip to Austin, Texas — after shaking hands with a guy wearing a horse head in Denver — President Obama’s had an exchange with an employee of a popular joint that is raising eyebrows. When the president got up to the register (after cutting in line) at Franklin Barbecue, he was met by cashier Daniel Rugg Webb. “Equal rights for gay people,” Webb said to the president. “Are you gay?” President Obama asked, which apparently is a perfectly acceptable, not weird thing...
  • Republican governors' words shift on gay marriage

    07/13/2014 7:05:06 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 9 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 7/13/14 | Steve Peoples (AP)
    Deep in the nation's Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided American families and politics for years. While the Republican Party's religious conservatives continue to fight against same-sex marriage, its governors appear to be backing off their opposition— in their rhetoric, at least. For some, the shift may be more a matter of tone than substance as the GOP tries to attract new voters ahead of the midterm elections. Nonetheless, it is dramatic turn for a party that has long been defined by social...
  • 'Paedophilia is natural and normal for males'

    07/06/2014 2:36:30 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 51 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7/6/14 | Andrew Gilligan
    "Paedophilic interest is natural and normal for human males,” said the presentation. “At least a sizeable minority of normal males would like to have sex with children … Normal males are aroused by children.” Some yellowing tract from the Seventies or early Eighties, era of abusive celebrities and the infamous PIE, the Paedophile Information Exchange? No. Anonymous commenters on some underground website? No again. The statement that paedophilia is “natural and normal” was made not three decades ago but last July. It was made not in private but as one of the central claims of an academic presentation delivered, at...
  • The Photos Of This Gay Couple Holding Their Newborn Baby Are Incredible

    07/05/2014 8:38:38 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 142 replies
    Elite News ^ | 7/3/14 | Alexia Lafata
    BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson recently became dads to a beautiful baby named Milo, and Canadian photographer Lindsay Foster captured the first time they held their newborn son. Heartstrings of people all over the world were tugged by these amazing, intimate moments, and the photos have since become viral.
  • Huge advances for gay marriage in an eventful year

    06/26/2014 3:06:49 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 21 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 6/26/14 | David Crary (AP)
    One year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a pair of landmark rulings, one striking down the statute that denied federal recognition to same-sex marriages and the other clearing the way for gay couples to wed legally in California. In the 12 months since then, the ripple effects of those rulings have transformed the national debate over same-sex marriage, convincing many people on both sides that its spread nationwide is inevitable. From the East Coast to the Midwest and the Pacific, seven more states legalized same-sex marriage, boosting the total to 19, plus Washington, D.C. The Obama administration moved vigorously...
  • Conservatives Increasingly Wary of Opposing Gay Marriage

    06/20/2014 5:12:23 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 53 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/20/14 | Perry Bacon, Jr.
    Conservative Republicans seem to be surrendering in the fight on gay marriage. At an annual conference this week for the Faith and Freedom Coalition, the religious conservative organization led by former Christian Coalition executive director Ralph Reed, the wave of court rulings over the last year that have struck down gay marriage bans from coast to coast went almost entirely unmentioned. Speaker after speaker – including a parade of possible 2016 presidential candidates – served up plenty of criticism of the Obama administration and its policies. But none condemned “activist judges,” as Republicans like George W. Bush have in the...
  • Archbishop Cordileone doubles down on gay marriage stance

    06/19/2014 7:07:20 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 43 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 6/19/14 | C. W. Nevius
    Same-sex marriage isn't a debate in San Francisco. It's state law. Same-sex marriages take place every day in the city, including at City Hall. That's why, despite all the heat he's getting, it is puzzling that San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone continues to stubbornly insist on speaking at the March for Marriage on Thursday in Washington, D.C. A long list of local politicians and community leaders, including Mayor Ed Lee, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, have signed letters imploring Cordileone not to participate in the divisive, politically charged event. *** Cordileone is flying across the country as...
  • Male teen forced to remove makeup for DMV photo

    06/19/2014 6:38:18 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 49 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 6/19/14 | Christine Slusser
    Chase Culpepper is a teen who wears women's clothing and makeup on a regular basis -- that is, until he was forced to remove said makeup for his driver's license picture. Reporter: "The DMV says it does not allow anyone to wear a disguise in photos." Culpepper: "This is how I am every single day. This is who I am, and this is how I choose to express myself." (Via WFXB) The DMV says it will not allow 16-year-old Culpepper, who identifies as gender nonconforming, to retake his picture because it goes against policy. His mother is upset, too. "My...
  • Presbyterian assembly: Gay marriage is Christian

    06/19/2014 4:45:11 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 63 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 6/19/14 | Jeff Karoub
    DETROIT — The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has taken major steps toward recognizing gay marriage. The General Assembly voted Thursday in favor of redefining Christian marriage in the church constitution as the union of "two people," not just "a man and a woman." The redefinition will take effect only if most of the 172 regional Presbyteries approve it in voting over the next year.
  • Deputy Delaware attorney general charged with raping 16-year-old boy

    05/04/2014 4:03:47 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 48 replies
    UPI ^ | Matt Bradwell
    PIKE CREEK, Del., May 3 (UPI) -- New Castle County police are charging 34-year-old prosecutor Daniel Simmons with four counts of fourth degree rape for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy. Following an investigation that began in March, police say Simmons first contacted the alleged victim via the social networking app Grindr. The Delaware attorney general's office was informed upon the investigation's conclusion and quickly approved warrants for the defendant's arrest on Friday. State Attorney General Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, who established Delaware's Child Predator Unit has yet to issue a statement about a member of...
  • Legal expert calls for Mozilla boycott after CEO apologizes for backing true marriage

    03/31/2014 6:29:25 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 63 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 31, 2014 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    Mozilla announced on March 24 that Eich, who had served as Chief Technology Officer for almost a decade and was a co-founder of the company, had been appointed as CEO. Following the outcry from homosexualists when it became known that Eich had supported Proposition 8, the new CEO wrote a blog post pledging his “active commitment to equality” and expressing “sorrow at having caused pain” through the Prop 8 donation. Despite the post, social media has erupted in calls for his resignation.
  • Search and rescue volunteers charged with sexually abusing teen

    03/21/2014 11:54:29 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 38 replies
    KATU.com ^ | 3/21/14
    KEIZER, Ore. – Keizer police arrested a husband and wife on sex abuse charges after investigators learned the couple had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old. The three were Marion County Search and Rescue volunteers, according to the sheriff’s office.
  • US names seven Russians in asset freeze [gay rights push?]

    03/17/2014 12:02:21 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 23 replies
    EUobserver ^ | 3/17/14
    The US has imposed travel bans and asset freezes on seven Russians blamed for violating Ukraine's territorial integrity. Its order named and shamed four politicians: Yelena Mizulina; Leonid Slutsky; Andrei Klishas; and Valentina Matviyenko. It also named deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin and two Kremlin officials: Vladislav Surkov and Sergey Glazyev.
  • Governors: 'Obamacare' here to stay

    02/23/2014 3:52:21 PM PST · by madprof98 · 44 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 2/23/14 | Ken Thomas (AP)
    WASHINGTON — The explosive politics of health care have divided the nation, but America's governors, Republicans and Democrats alike, suggest that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay. While governors from Connecticut to Louisiana sparred on Sunday over how best to improve the nation's economy, governors of both parties shared a far more pragmatic outlook on the controversial program known as "Obamacare" as millions of their constituents begin to be covered. "We're just trying to make the best of a bad situation," Republican Gov. Terry Branstad, of Iowa, who calls the health care law "unaffordable and unsustainable,"...
  • Same-Sex Marriage to Supreme Court in 2015?

    02/17/2014 2:16:32 PM PST · by madprof98 · 29 replies
    Corner NRO ^ | 2/17/14 | Maggie Gallagher
    The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the Supreme Court is likely to rule as soon as 2015 on whether there is now a fundamental right to gay marriage: The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver will go first, with oral arguments scheduled for April on the cases from Oklahoma and Utah. The Virginia ruling will go to the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., and the Kentucky case will go to the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco, has a pending...
  • Maine’s highest court: Transgender student’s rights were violated

    01/31/2014 3:26:31 PM PST · by madprof98 · 25 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 1/30/14 | Matt Byrne
    The rights of a transgender girl from Orono were violated when school administrators made her use a staff bathroom at her elementary school instead of the girls’ restroom, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday. The ruling is the first in which a state supreme court has affirmed a transgender person’s right to equal access to restrooms in places of public accommodation. Lawyers representing Nicole Maines, who is now 16, said the decision could lay a foundation for other states’ courts that are facing questions about the emerging rights of people who identify as the opposite of their birth gender....
  • Mother supports son, 18, who was kicked out of high school for starring in gay porn

    01/22/2014 10:55:26 AM PST · by madprof98 · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/21/14
    End of Title: . . . to pay family billsThe mother of a student who was kicked out of high school after starring in gay porn to help pay his family's bills said she couldn't be prouder. Melyssa Lieb, from Cocoa, Florida, said she vehemently supports her son, 18-year-old Robert Marucci, who was suspended from his high school after classmates discovered his explicit career. 'I think he's the most awesome person in the world,' she told WKMG through tears. 'He stood up and he was the man of the house when I couldn't be.' Following outrage over his suspension, the...
  • Swiss Guard veteran claims existence of 'gay network' at the Vatican

    01/20/2014 6:21:47 PM PST · by madprof98 · 51 replies
    Guardian ^ | 1/20/14 | Lizzie Davies
    A former commander of the Swiss Guard, the small force of men whose job it is to protect the pope, has said there is "a network of homosexuals" within the Vatican, the latest in a series of claims about gay priests working at the heart of the Roman Catholic church. Elmar Mäder, who was commandant of the Guard from 2002 until 2008, said his time at the heart of the Vatican had given him an insight into certain aspects of life there. "I cannot refute the claim that there is a network of homosexuals. My experiences would indicate the existence...
  • Retailer Loehmann’s going out of business

    01/08/2014 1:46:33 PM PST · by madprof98 · 58 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/8/14 | Christopher Seward
    Loehmann’s, a specialty retailer that has had a presence in Georgia for years, is going out of business and closing its 39 locations, including two in metro Atlanta. *** Loehmann’s blamed declining economic conditions in key markets, including New York, California, Florida and the Midwest, for a drop in business.
  • Naked woman ruins Christmas mass in Cologne's landmark cathedral

    12/25/2013 12:56:18 PM PST · by madprof98 · 75 replies
    Pravda ^ | 12/25/13
    An activist of FEMEN women's movement staged a protest action during a Christmas mass in the main cathedral of Cologne, Kolner Dom. The topless girl climbed onto the altar of the cathedral in protest against the Vatican propaganda of criminalization of abortions. The woman displayed a slogan "I am God" written on her body. "FEMEN demands Vatican elders and their fanatical followers should stop producing medieval chimera and bring religious dogma in line with the modern world and human rights," a press release from the movement said.
  • Federal court: No halt to gay marriages in Utah

    12/24/2013 6:46:52 PM PST · by madprof98 · 21 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 12/24/13 | BRADY McCOMBS (AP)
    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that gay marriages can continue in Utah, denying a request from the state to halt same-sex weddings that have been occurring at a rapid rate since last week. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' rejection of Utah's request for an emergency stay marks yet another legal setback for the state. The same federal judge who ruled that Utah's same-sex marriage ban violates gay and lesbian couples' rights previously denied the state's request to halt the marriages. The appeals court said in its short ruling that a decision to put...
  • 'Duck Dynasty': Twitter Blocks 'iStandWithPhil.com' Content

    12/23/2013 2:50:22 PM PST · by madprof98 · 19 replies
    Links to the pro-Phil Robertson online petition drive have been flagged for content on the social media platform.In the latest development in the ongoing culture war surrounding Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson’s controversial remarks on homosexuality, the pro-Robertson website iStandwithPhil.com has been flagged on Twitter, prohibiting users from posting messages containing links to the page. ***** Twitter generally does not act to block content until receiving a report from another user or group of users. That complaint is then reviewed by Twitter, who decides whether to take action or not.
  • Steyn, Steorts, GLAAD, Newhart, Suits, Deniers [War at National Review NOW]

    12/22/2013 6:25:48 PM PST · by madprof98 · 49 replies
    National Review Online (The Corner) ^ | 12/22/13 | Jack Fowler
    I believe Mark Steyn’s new column is a triumph, and wrote him on Friday to say that. The ensuing critical take on it by my colleague, Jason Steorts, left me shaking my head. My diminished intelligence, compared to NR’s Big Brains, should lead me to remain quiet, but I won’t.One brother — or sister, or let’s say a sibling — of the gay issue, from the perspective of the Left, is environmentalism. Or, specifically, “global warming,” now in its 2.0 version as “climate change.” Its advocates pronounce their positions with utmost scientific certainty, and just as eagerly label their foes...
  • Steyn on Speech [NRO Attack on Steyn]

    12/22/2013 10:08:44 AM PST · by madprof98 · 31 replies
    National Review (The Corner) ^ | 12/20/13 | Jason Lee Steorts
    <p>I admire Mark Steyn’s gallantry in defending freedom of speech and thought, but his weekend column is less than illuminating. It seems to have been 200 percent felt and half thought. Sorting through and categorizing the jumble of quite different examples that provoked Mark’s dudgeon was nonetheless a useful exercise. Here are my undoubtedly boring conclusions. When it comes to the legal restriction of speech, or the legal coercion of dissenters, I’ll storm the barricade with Mark. It amazes me that any soi-disant free people tolerate that sort of thing. The use of speech to criticize other speech is something else, and the distinction between state coercion and cultural coercion is one that Mark typically doesn’t acknowledge, to the detriment of his arguments. That distinction can get pretty blurry in our present legal arrangements, but in principle the people have every right to make pariahs of whom they will, and to slug it out among themselves, so to speak, when they disagree. Still, Mark has a point, and we should ask ourselves what sort of culture we’d like to live in. The readiness to ostracize those who offend our sensibilities is stifling and unhealthy. Except in very extreme cases, we should criticize speech rather than condemn speakers. This is also prudent. Martyrs are popular; better to make an argument. On the other hand, I can’t agree with Mark that anything of value is lost when derogatory epithets go out of bounds in polite society. They tend to be bad even for humor, substituting stereotype and cliché for originality. People who used them in different times need not be regarded as monstrous, nor must the canon be censored; we could instead feel good about having awoken to a greater civility and make generous allowances for human fallibility. By way of criticizing speech, I’ll say that I found the derogatory language in this column, and especially the slur in its borrowed concluding joke, both puerile in its own right and disappointing coming from a writer of such talent.</p>
  • State Democratic Chair Weds his Partner as Dozens of Gay Couples Marry in Utah

    12/21/2013 6:14:55 PM PST · by madprof98 · 48 replies
    Politicus ^ | 12/21/13 | Keith Brekhus
    In Salt Lake City, in the shadow of the Mormon Church headquarters, dozens of same-sex couples married in the wake of Friday’s District Court ruling lifting the state’s ban on gay marriage. Included among the couples getting married was a Utah State Senator and his partner. State Senator and Democratic Party Chairman Jim Dabakis married his partner, Stephen Justeson, Friday afternoon.
  • Lockheed cuts ties with Boy Scouts

    12/19/2013 1:07:21 PM PST · by madprof98 · 123 replies
    Marietta (GA) Daily Journal ^ | 12/19/13 | Jon Gillooly
    The Lockheed Martin Corp. is cutting ties with the Boy Scouts of America because the group does not allow gay Scout leaders, officials told the MDJ on Wednesday. “While we applaud the mission of the Boy Scouts and the good things they do in our communities, their policies that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and religious affiliation conflict with Lockheed Martin policies,” said Lockheed spokesman Gordon Johndroe. The reference to “religious affiliation” has to do with the Boy Scouts’ ban on atheist members.
  • Obamacare: Californians signing up at a stunning rate

    12/13/2013 5:20:43 PM PST · by madprof98 · 39 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 12/13/13 | Tracy Seipel
    In the first week of December, Californians signed up for private health insurance on the state's new online exchange at nearly three times the rate as the first week of last month, figures released Thursday showed. Almost 50,000 individuals signed up through Dec. 7 at a stunning rate of 7,100 per day, according to the exchange, called Covered California. Since the marketplace was launched on Oct. 1, at least 156,143 people have signed up. That means roughly a third of the people who enrolled nationally have done so through California's website. In addition, 179,000 Californians will probably be eligible for...
  • Obamacare reboot survives heavy traffic

    12/02/2013 6:57:48 PM PST · by madprof98 · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/2/13 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    The new and improved Obamacare website struggled under heavy traffic loads on Monday, but still appeared to operate pretty much as the Obama administration has promised: Okay, but not perfect. After a weekend of final, intensive fixes, officials unveiled a somewhat repaired HealthCare.gov on Sunday and promised that it will work well enough to serve the Americans who want insurance exchange coverage by New Year’s.
  • Polyamory: When three isn't a crowd

    10/26/2013 6:44:26 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 77 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 10/26/13 | Emanuella Grinbe
    (CNN) -- Revelers in the rainbow-washed crowd smiled and cheered this month as the little blond girl in the parade float pageant-waved to the B-52's "Love Shack." Next to the float, the girl's father, Billy Holder, handed out fliers to the Atlanta Pride Parade crowd. His wife, Melissa, carried a banner along with Jeremy Mullins, the couple's partner. "Polyamory: Having simultaneous close emotional relationships with two or more other individuals," read their purple-lettered banner, embellished with an infinity heart. ***** They've learned the need for discretion. They said a family member reported them to Georgia's Division of Family and Children...
  • Convictions overturned in Police sodomy case

    10/21/2013 1:23:43 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 5 replies
    Fox31online ^ | 10/21/13 | Jessica Fairley
    <p>NASHVILLE, GA. -- The Supreme Court of Georgia has reversed the convictions and prison sentence given to a Nashville, GA police officer for soliciting sodomy from a 17-year-old boy and for violating his oath of office.</p> <p>James Edwin Watson’s convictions and sentences for solicitations of sodomy have been reversed because the prosecution failed to prove that the proposed sexual acts were to be performed in public, in exchange for money or anything of commercial value, by force, or by one legally incapable of consenting to such acts.</p>
  • Real-life ‘Parent Trap’: Reality star splitting twins between dads

    09/21/2013 7:00:22 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 23 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9/19/13 | Theresa Walsh Giarrusso
    “My Fair Wedding” reality-show host David Tutera announced last week that he and estranged partner Ryan Jurica would split their infant twins when in their custody agreement. The explanation is that each man is the biological father of only one of the twins. (They are “heteropaternal superfecundation,” or twins who share a mom but have different dads.) Jurica lives in Connecticut and Tutera lives in California. Jurica has said this is not the arrangement he hoped for, and he wants the twins to be in each other’s lives. Many experts, and people on social media, agree that this is a...
  • Man arrested for naked walk past onlookers at Downtown fire

    09/11/2013 4:59:24 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 19 replies
    Madison.com ^ | Bill Novak
    A man who sauntered naked past onlookers at a fire Downtown early Wednesday was taken to jail for his walk, telling officers he was going to sue because he had a right to do so. His preliminary breath test registered a .21 blood alcohol content. Joseph Liverseed, 21, of Madison, was cited for disorderly conduct, Madison police said in a news release.
  • Judges order Christians to work for 'gays' [photographers]

    08/22/2013 2:07:18 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 119 replies
    WND ^ | 8/22/13 | Bob Unruh
    Justices on the New Mexico Supreme Court have ruled that the First Amendment does not protect the beliefs of Christians, and owners of a photography company in that state must violate their faith in order to continue to do business. “The Huguenins today can no more turn away customers on the basis of sexual orientation – photographing a same-sex marriage ceremony – than they could refuse to photograph African-Americans or Muslims,” the opinion from the court said. **** Threatened the judges, “At its heart, this case teaches that at some point in our lives all of us must compromise, if...
  • HuffPo Blog Encourages Teen Sex Sleepovers to Parents

    08/16/2013 8:40:31 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 16, 2013 | Katie Yoder
    Forget traditional sleepovers full of facials and chick flicks, sexual sleepovers are the latest fad – or so The Huffington Post Blog says. The Huffington Post’s Soraya Chemaly asked parents in her latest article, “How Do You Feel About Sex and Teenage Sleepovers?” She argued that parents should encourage them, unless they “just like porn and think it's a fine substitute.” Chemaly schemed, “Why would you create a situation where your children are forced to hide, sneak around, be dishonest, be uncomfortable, take unnecessary risks and make uninformed decisions about their physical and emotional health?” Drawing inspiration from the book...
  • [Dem Sheriff] Victor Hill cleared on all counts in racketeering trial

    08/15/2013 5:02:22 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 6 replies
    A lot of evidence wasn’t presented to find him guilty,” said [Jury Foreman] Crabb, a 32-year-old rap artist. Had Hill been convicted of all 27 charges — including racketeering, theft by taking, making false statements and violating his oath of office — he could have been sentenced to 455 years in prison. **** Prosecutors presented evidence that Hill drove his county-issued cars on out-of-state vacations, taking with him female companions who also worked for him. He used his county issued credit card to buy gas while on the road, to buy electronics during his trip to south Florida the day...
  • The tragedy of America's great food stamp binge

    08/10/2013 5:58:55 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 8, 2013 | Pat Caddell
    Let me put it this way, my jaw hit the floor. Earlier this week I was able to screen a portion of this Friday’s Fox News documentary “The Great Food Stamp Binge,” hosted by Bret Baier. It airs Friday at 10 p.m. and Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on the Fox News Channel. This investigation focuses on a federal program called SNAP, or "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program."
  • Chattanooga editor fired for ‘shove it’ headline aimed at Obama

    08/01/2013 11:30:40 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 41 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 1, 2013 | Jim Galloway
    A Chattanooga newspaper editor has been fired for that “Take your jobs plan and shove it” headline that greeted President Barack Obama on his arrival to the city earlier this week.
  • How J.J. Redick's Abortion Contract Was Conceived

    07/25/2013 6:40:41 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 9 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 7/25/13 | Barry Petchesky
    Tuesday, we brought you a 2007 confidentiality agreement between then-rookie J.J. Redick and model ex-girlfriend Vanessa Lopez, a bizarre contract that stipulated Redick would have to fake his relationship with Lopez in exchange for her getting an abortion. Today we've obtained more emails and documents showing the behind-the-scenes negotiations—abortion contracts don't just happen, after all. *** The below Sept. 12, 2007, series of emails between Redick, his attorney Greg McNeill, and financial advisor Jeff Silverman, shows debate about the exact wording of the contract—McNeill proposed to offer Lopez two different versions, one with a relationship agreement and one without. The...
  • Airman Punished for Objecting to Gay Marriage in Military Chapel

    07/11/2013 5:29:52 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A 27-year veteran of the Utah Air National Guard said he was reprimanded after he wrote a letter objecting to a gay wedding in the West Point chapel and was later told to prepare for retirement because his personal beliefs about homosexuality were not compatible with the military’s policies. “The military is trying to make examples of people who have religious beliefs that homosexual conduct in the military is wrong,” said John Wells, an attorney representing TSgt. Layne Wilson. “The end game is to force conservative Christians out of the military.” Last December Wilson wrote a letter to a person...
  • U.S. Military Holds LGBT Pride Event In Kandahar, Afghanistan (Video)

    07/04/2013 2:23:52 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 108 replies
    KPBS ^ | June 28, 2013 | Beth Ford Roth
    U.S. troops deployed to Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan this week held the first Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender Pride event to be observed in a deployed environment. The Pentagon also held a LGBT Pride Month ceremony on Tuesday, one day before the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between a heterosexual couple.
  • Furst testifies in her own defense amid accusations she sexually assaulted her stepson

    06/26/2013 7:23:25 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 17 replies
    Concord (CT) Monitor ^ | June 25, 2013 | TRICIA L. NADOLNY
    Defending herself against accusations she sexually assaulted her stepson, Deborah Furst yesterday recalled a conversation with her estranged wife shortly after she filed for divorce. Furst told jurors that her wife made a veiled threat that if she didn’t back down, there would be “a train coming down the track that no one will be able to stop.” “My emotional response in my head was, what else could you possibly do?” Furst testified during the second day of her trial at Merrimack County Superior Court. “You’ve already taken my home and my children and my dignity and my belongings. What...
  • Larry Flynt Endorses Mark Sanford

    05/01/2013 10:02:02 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5/1/13 | Chris Good
    Key passage: I want to commend the voters of the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina who support Mark Sanford. They have the courage to toss aside lifelong convictions to embrace the sex pioneer of our time. They have rejected the religious teachings of their Bible-thumping preachers and tossed the false sanctity of marriage into the trashcan. Sanford’s fellow pioneers are teaching their children the invaluable lesson that traditional values are nothing more than a scam. These voters are telling the sanctimonious, self-righteous and hypocritical opponents of Mark Sanford, “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina.”