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  • Target Raises Money for Same-Sex Marriage Group

    05/24/2012 4:27:24 PM PDT · by Zender500 · 22 replies
    CitizenLink Blog ^ | 5/24/12 | Steve Fountain
    Target, the nation’s second-largest retailer, could be sending as much as $120,000 to a homosexual activist group through its online sale of “pride” shirts. The site says 100 percent of the sales of the rainbow-themed shirts will go to the Family Equality Council, a gay-activist organization. Among other issues, it lobbies for gay adoption, the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and same-sex marriage. Randy Sharp, director of special projects for the American Family Association, denounced the retailer for crossing into social activism. “Really what Target is saying is that we’re going to take sides in this social agenda...
  • Starbucks: Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage ‘Is Core to Who We Are and What We Value’

    01/28/2012 1:27:39 PM PST · by Zender500 · 94 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 27, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Starbucks, the world’s largest coffee shop chain, added its name to the list of major corporations that have endorsed a gay marriage bill in Washington State, saying the legislation shares the company’s values at its core. The decision was criticized by many conservative, pro-family organizations. Leading traditional marriage organizations, for instance, are accusing the Seattle-based company of “meddling” in the debate, after Starbucks joined Google, Microsoft, and Nike in support of the legalization of same-sex marriage that is currently gathering momentum in the state legislature. Kalen Holmes, executive vice president for Partner Resources, released a statement on Jan. 24 entitled,...
  • 2011 Daniel of the Year -- Alan Chambers: Change we can believe in

    12/08/2011 5:28:58 PM PST · by Zender500 · 1 replies
    WORLD ^ | 12/17/11 | Jamie Dean
    Alan Chambers is in denial. It's a charge his critics level against him on a regular basis. They say that Chambers—a former homosexual who helps others struggling with same-sex attraction—is denying what comes naturally to him. Chambers wholeheartedly agrees. "For Christians, every day we're called to a life of biblical self-denial," he says. "We take up our cross and follow Christ, and we deny what comes naturally." But he says denial isn't without reward: "Those who reject the concept of self-denial haven't reaped the joys that come with it." Self-denial isn't a new concept to Chambers. The 39-year-old president of...
  • The Bad Faith of Michele Bachmann's Gay Rights Inquisitors

    08/17/2011 4:35:33 PM PDT · by Zender500 · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 17, 2011 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Michele Bachmann followed up on her Iowa straw poll victory with two Sunday interviews, in both of which she was given ridiculous questions about homosexuality. The gay card seems to be the feint of choice for Democrats and their proxies. On Meet the Press, David Gregory played back audio from an education conference held about seven years ago, in which Bachmann referred to the gay lifestyle as "personal bondage, personal despair, and personal enslavement." He then asked Michele Bachmann if she could clarify. She answered, "I'm running for the presidency of the United States; I am not running to be...
  • The Bible and the 'Gay Marriage' Question (Parts 1,2 & 3)

    07/27/2011 1:17:50 PM PDT · by Zender500 · 20 replies ^ | July 20, 2011 | Robert A. J. Gagnon
    What does the Bible actually say about "gay marriage"? That question is the title of a a recent op-ed piece in the Huffington Post written by Lee Jefferson, a visiting assistant professor of religion at Centre College. According to Jefferson the answer is: "Nothing," or at least "Nothing negative." Jefferson used the recent passage of "gay marriage" by the New York legislature as a springboard from which to denigrate appeals to the Bible against homosexual practice. I will use Jefferson's article as a springboard from which to answer the question that he and many others have raised. It is of...
  • Gay marriage supporters opt to intimidate

    05/21/2011 7:53:09 PM PDT · by Zender500 · 12 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 5/21/11 | Katherine Kersten
    In recent weeks, the issue of who gets to define marriage -- Minnesota citizens or a handful of judges or legislators -- has been on the front burner. The debate has generated lots of heat but not much light. Now that the Legislature has endeavored to let the people vote on a constitutional amendment defining marriage, I suggest a few ground rules to ensure a fair and open exchange of views. First, we must reject the name-calling that has marred the debate to this point. Same-sex-marriage supporters' constant mantra has been that Minnesotans who support one man-one woman marriage are...
  • Whoopi, Joy, and Barbara do theology

    11/22/2010 11:55:39 AM PST · by Zender500 · 27 replies
    WORLD ^ | 11/22/10 | Janie B. Cheaney
    The View may not be a model of clear thinking but it probably offers a pretty good view of current cultural thinking—what might better be called “feelthink.” A few days ago, Joel Osteen was on the show to help kick off the Christmas season, but Barbara Walters immediately ambushed him with a question about homosexuality. Not for the first time, the ladies began showing off their expertise in Christian ethics. Walters: What about this pastor in Georgia who recently came out as gay? Joy Behar: It’s terrible that people use the Bible to condemn gays because it leads to bullying....
  • Commerce, Come to Your Census! [Commerce Dept. says ignore U. S. marriage laws]]

    04/06/2010 3:41:09 PM PDT · by Zender500 · 4 replies · 472+ views
    In this year's census, the law should count for something. But unfortunately, a very troubling pattern has emerged here in Washington--a complete disregard for the national definition of marriage. First, Congress refused to exercise its constitutional authority when the District of Columbia imposed same-sex "marriage" on the city, deliberately violating the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Soon after, John Berry, head of the Office of Personnel Management, decided to use federal dollars to pay for same-sex couples to enjoy the same benefits as married spouses. The latest disregard for DOMA comes from the Commerce Department, which is actively encouraging people...
  • On the sidelines: When a gay activist 'comes out' for Christ, tables turn

    12/27/2009 5:18:25 AM PST · by Zender500 · 7 replies · 1,312+ views
    WORLD ^ | December 19, 2009 | Jamie Dean
    While devoted activists from both sides of the gay marriage debate plot strategy for their next moves, Michael Glatze mostly watches from the sidelines. That's surprising to some: Just four years ago, Glatze was a practicing homosexual, a prominent gay activist, and editor of a national magazine for gay youth. Two years ago, he publicly renounced homosexuality and asserted a belief in Christianity. Glatze soon disappeared from the public eye, resisting a well-worn path: instant hero status for a new cause. In October, he re-emerged, granting a few interviews and writing a column for the conservative site WorldNetDaily about remaining...
  • NEA Goes All-Out for Same-Sex Marriage

    09/21/2009 9:06:43 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 22 replies · 1,203+ views
    Eagle Forum ^ | August 7, 2009 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The National Education Association (NEA), which usually passes a dozen or more pro-homosexual resolutions every year at its annual national convention, this year in San Diego went all-out in support of same-sex marriage. This emphasis on advocacy for homosexuals was spelled out in a five-point New Business Item E. Point #1 tells its union affiliates to support state legislation that registers same-sex couples in a way that mimics marriage. This registration would cover taxes, inheritance, adoptions, medical decisions, and even immigration. Point #2 says that states can call this same-sex registration marriage or civil union or domestic partnership so long...
  • A matter of [gay] pride?

    06/22/2009 5:08:59 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 19 replies · 657+ views
    One News Now ^ | 6/17/2009 | R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    The issue of homosexuality presents all morally serious persons with an unavoidable question: What is the moral status of homosexual acts and relationships? One way or the other, some judgment on this matter will be made. Are homosexual acts inherently wrong, dishonorable, and sinful? Or, is homosexuality morally neutral, with specific sexual acts and relationships determined to be either right or wrong by context and intention? Are homosexual acts morally good and honorable? These assertions of moral judgment represent something of the range of possibilities and cover most of the main alternatives. Most Americans come to moral judgments by a...
  • Fiends With Benefits

    06/20/2009 3:55:14 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 14 replies · 987+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 6.19.09 | George Neumayr
    Thursday's Washington Post contained comprehensive coverage, three stories no less, of Barack Obama's presidential memorandum that decrees in these dark days of recession new "benefits to partners of federal workers." But don't worry, your scarce hard-earned tax dollars won't go to all domestic lovers. Just homosexual ones. The memorandum "does not cover domestic heterosexual partners," reports the Post. And who largely drafted the memorandum? John Berry, director of the Office of Personnel Management, who is "the highest-ranking openly gay person in the administration." Heterosexual sinners need to hire better lobbyists, or hope that Obama soon finds in his impressively massive...
  • Victimology 101 at Yale: guess who's exempted from the austerity campaign?

    03/22/2009 8:30:05 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 18 replies · 969+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 03/16/2009 | Heather Mac Donald
    In December 2008, Yale University president Richard Levin announced a series of budget cuts to compensate for a 25 percent drop in the value of Yale's endowment. This February, the university launched the Office of LGBTQ [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer] Resources to provide support for Yale's homosexual community. According to its director, the new office is intended to make the "University feel like a friendly place as opposed to an alien, hostile place" to gays. The recession, it appears, is going to have little impact on the academic culture of victimology and the ever-growing bureaucracy that supports it....
  • ELCA leaves gay clergy decision to local churches

    02/21/2009 10:38:18 AM PST · by Zender500 · 17 replies · 1,156+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 2/21/09 | JEFF STRICKLER
    The long-awaited position on ordaining gay clergy in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America isn't a clear yes or no. An ELCA task force admitted Thursday that it could not reach a consensus on the issue that has polarized its members for years. But with the matter expected to dominate this summer's national convention in Minneapolis, its position paper offers this suggested solution: The ELCA will allow the ordination of gay pastors but will leave it up to individual congregations and synods whether to ordain or appoint pastors. The term used to describe this compromise is "structured flexibility." While acknowledging...
  • ELCA ready to issue stance on gay ordination

    02/16/2009 4:14:13 AM PST · by Zender500 · 17 replies · 1,011+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | February 13, 2009 | JEFF STRICKLER
    The battle lines are about to be drawn for this summer's confrontation over the ordination of gay people by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). With the matter scheduled for a vote at the biannual national convention in Minneapolis in August, church leaders will release a position paper Thursday that is expected to indicate their stance on the issue. This is the second public step in a process that began in 2001 when the ELCA Churchwide Assembly commissioned a social statement on human sexuality.
  • Psst, Gay Bishop Gene Robinson - God Ain’t Listening (Ps. 66:18)

    01/17/2009 6:20:37 AM PST · by Zender500 · 33 replies · 1,279+ views
    The Christian Worldview ^ | January 15, 2009 | Jan Markell
    The Obama administration and America are heading into treacherous territory. There are certain kinds of behavior that seem to anger God more than others and at this point, America is already on shaky ground. President-elect Obama has asked V. Gene Robinson, the openly gay Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire, to deliver the invocation at a pre-inaugural event this Sunday on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Bishop Robinson said he had been reading inaugural prayers through history and was “horrified” at how “specifically and aggressively Christian they were.” He states, “I am very clear that this will not be a...
  • The Danger in Appeasing Gay Rights Activists

    05/16/2008 6:40:17 PM PDT · by Zender500 · 9 replies · 99+ views
    Human Events ^ | 05/16/2008 | Ernest Istook
    The law was just a plaything to California’s Supreme Court, and the justices twisted logic into a pretzel as they legalized same-sex marriage by judicial fiat. The court also exposed the danger created by wishy-washy lawmakers who push “civil unions” or “domestic partnerships” as a supposed middle-ground compromise. That actually is a deadly policy of appeasement. It was the very existence of such laws that the justices used to justify this outrageous decision. By trying to appease homosexual rights activists, those who have refused to stand up for traditional marriage helped to create this court ruling. They are the Neville...
  • Islamo-ignorance: We can’t defeat an enemy when we don’t know why he’s fighting

    04/05/2008 6:07:12 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 20 replies · 239+ views
    WORLD ^ | April 05, 2008 | Mindy Belz
    Robert Spencer is used to being called an Islamophobe. And when the noted director of Jihad Watch travels to a speaking engagement, he has the bodyguards to prove that he takes his critics seriously. In 2006 lieutenants of Osama bin Laden named him in what amounted to a fatwa, calling on him, President Bush, and others to join Islam or die. Other death threats arrive by email, he told WORLD recently, and matter-of-factly. But his most noted attacker of late is the now-dead former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. In her posthumous book Reconciliation, released last month, she spent a...
  • The unending debate over gays

    04/05/2008 5:57:38 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 13 replies · 306+ views
    WORLD ^ | Richard N. Ostling
    Several U.S. mainline Protestant denominations are about to face their latest showdowns on one of the most vexing issues since slavery: whether to break from biblical morality as traditionally understood to allow clergy with homosexual partners and to sanction blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples. "Mainline" groups (predominantly white, with early American roots, and affiliated with the National Council of Churches) contain vocal, well-organized liberal and evangelical combatants. The resulting dispute "certainly has taken a big toll," says Jack Haberer of Presbyterian Outlook, an independent magazine that airs varied views. "For some, it's the total compromise of all things moral. For...
  • Seriously funny: Ben Stein takes on the debate-phobic Darwinian establishment

    04/01/2008 12:21:24 PM PDT · by Zender500 · 71 replies · 91+ views
    WORLD ^ | April 5, 2008 | Marvin Olasky
    "The shot heard round the world" that started the American Revolution came on April 19, 1775. On April 18 this year, a seriously funny documentary is scheduled to hit 1,000 theaters across America and fire a shot that will go unheard if debate-phobic Darwinists get their way. The 100-minute documentary, Expelled, is perfect for adults and children of middle-school age or above: It should be rated R not for sex or violence but for being reasonable, radical, risible, and right. (It is rated PG for thematic material, some disturbing images, and brief smoking.) The expelling of Intelligent Design (ID) proponents...