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  • Bert and Ernie Gay Marriage Cake Leaves Christian Bakery Facing Court Threat

    07/07/2014 6:12:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | July 7, 2014
    Bert and Ernie Gay Marriage Cake Leaves Christian Bakery Facing Court Threat 07 Jul 2014 A Christian-run bakery is facing legal action from a Government agency for refusing to produce a cake carrying a picture of the Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie and the slogan “support gay marriage”. Ashers Baking Co, based in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, cancelled an order for a novelty cake with a picture of the puppets arm in arm printed onto the icing saying that it went against the directors’ religious beliefs. They believe that producing the cake with the slogan and the logo of QueerSpace,...
  • Feminist “Comedian:” I’d Personally Like to Castrate Every Male Conservative Christian

    03/27/2014 8:41:20 AM PDT · by Morgana · 86 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Tim Grahm
    WARNING: Graphic language… Joe Newby at The Washington Examiner has found a real doozy of a “comedian.” Her name is Laura Levites – with obviously no connection to the priests of the Old Testament. (She’s an atheist with a fondness for Ricky Gervais.) “I would personally like to castrate every Male Conservative Christian so that they have NO reproductive rights,” she wrote on Twitter, using the hashtag “#HobbyLobby.” She certainly knows how to draw attention to herself. Newby said that’s not all. She also expressed her hatred of Christians in a tweet calling conservative Christians “scumbags,” claiming they are “really...
  • How Facebook Exploits Underage Girls In Its Quest For Ad Revenue

    02/28/2014 9:46:56 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 5 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 02/28/2014 | Tyler Durden/ Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg
    How Facebook Exploits Underage Girls in its Quest for Ad Revenue Sophie Bean, 14, of Sequim, Wash., said she was thought she was “liking” a Facebook ad related to fashion modeling. Instead, it promoted a Facebook page that recruited adult webcam models. “I just thought it was for modeling, and I’m interested in that, and I thought it would help me out,” Sophie said. Sophie wasn’t the only teen connecting with the page, which Facebook statistics show is most popular with users 13 to 17. Clicking on it didn’t pull the teens into nude webcam modeling, but did mean they...
  • Christian artists skip, walk out of ‘satanic’ Grammy Awards show

    01/29/2014 10:44:00 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 35 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/28/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    LOS ANGELES, January 28, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Sunday night’s Grammy Awards show was all about shock value. Scantily-clad singers, same-sex “marriages” set to anti-Christian lyrics, simulated sex acts and a performance full of demonic imagery by pop star Katy Perry – who used to be Christian artist Katy Hudson – were just a few of the on-stage stunts that seemed custom-designed to offend Christian believers. While most of the industry insiders in attendance cheered the provocative displays, at least a few decided they’d had enough, as one Christian nominee walked out in the middle of the show, and one Grammy...
  • The escorts who want to rebrand male prostitution as a business

    01/05/2014 2:22:45 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies
    bbc.co.uk ^ | January 4, 2014 | Mobeen Azhar
    "The aim is to be the best escort in the world." Josh Brandon's conviction is punctuated by a strong Welsh valleys accent. The twentysomething moved to London four years ago with dreams of modelling and celebrity. But soon after his arrival he began working as an escort. Now he has a price list which includes hourly rates and a discount for block booking. He issues loyalty cards so customers who pay for nine "appointments" get their tenth free. .... "When I won Male Sex Worker of the Year, I texted my dad," says Brandon. "He said: 'I'm proud of you...
  • Lesbian boss ‘fired me for being straight’

    12/19/2013 1:31:27 PM PST · by rawhide · 39 replies
    NYPost ^ | 12-18-13 | Julia Marsh
    A married, heterosexual gym teacher at a tony Upper West Side private school was fired because his lesbian supervisor disapproved of his “traditional family status,” the canned teacher claims in a new Manhattan lawsuit. Gregory Kenney, 50, taught gym at the Trinity School on W. 91st St. for 16 years before he was let go in June 2012. Kenney, who lives with his wife and three young children in LI, says he was a well-liked employee at the elite institution that counts Truman Capote, Ivanka Trump and Eric Schneiderman as alumni, until a gay athletic director named Pat Krieger took...
  • 'Love Wins' Author Rob Bell Supports Gay Marriage

    03/19/2013 8:35:22 PM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies
    CBNNews ^ | Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    'Love Wins' Author Rob Bell Supports Gay Marriage CBNNews.com Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Rob Bell, the former "rock star" pastor of Michigan's Mars Hill Bible Church, has come out in support of same-sex marriage. Speaking during a forum at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral Monday, Bell said the ship of traditional marriage "has sailed." "Yes, I am for marriage. I am for fidelity. I am for love, whether it's a man and woman, a woman and a woman, a man and a man," he said. "I think this is the world we are living in and we need to affirm people...
  • No opt-out for opponents of gays in military: Gates

    06/05/2011 10:07:38 AM PDT · by PROCON · 100 replies
    reuters ^ | June 5, 2011 | David Alexander
    (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates bluntly told Marines on Sunday that they won't be able to opt out of their enlistment just because they disagree with a government decision to end a ban on gays serving openly in the military. Gates, who is on a tour of Afghanistan to bid farewell to the troops before stepping down at the end of the month, was quizzed by a Marine sergeant about the controversial policy during a question and answer session at a base in southwestern Helmand Province.
  • Barney Frank: ‘Let Me Own Up’ to the ‘Radical Homosexual Agenda’

    12/22/2010 1:04:47 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies · 3+ views
    Barney Frank: ‘Let Me Own Up’ to the ‘Radical Homosexual Agenda’ Wednesday, December 22, 2010 By Nicholas Ballasy (CNSNews.com) - When speaking at the enrollment ceremony for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the law banning homosexuals from serving openly in the armed forces, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) had a message for those “worried about the radical homosexual agenda.” “Four years ago, a Republican running for Congress in Indiana said don’t vote for his Democratic opponent because if he won, Nancy Pelosi would become speaker and she would let me enact the radical homosexual agenda,” Rep. Frank told the...
  • Catholics and Atheists Wage Billboard War Over Christmas

    12/01/2010 1:17:50 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies · 2+ views
    DNA Info ^ | November 30, 2010 | Jordan Heller
    Prompted by a billboard calling Christmas a myth, the Catholic League erected a pro-Jesus billboard Tuesday. MANHATTAN — The Catholic League, upset over an anti-Christmas billboard at the New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, threw a "counterpunch" at atheists Tuesday with a billboard of their own on the New York side of the tunnel.The new 26-by-24-foot billboard at Dyer Avenue and West 31st Street features a depiction of Joseph and Mary looking adoringly at baby Jesus, with the message: "You know it's real. This season, celebrate Jesus. Merry Christmas from the Catholic League," according to the Catholic League's website....
  • Movie mix up causes children to view horror flick

    11/14/2010 9:44:58 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 79 replies
    WHDH-TV ^ | 11/14/10 | WHDH-TV
    SAUGUS, Mass. -- A Saugus, Mass. family found themselves in the middle of a film fright. What they thought was going to be a G-rated movie ended up being a gory horror flick. Most parents try to keep a close eye on what their young children watch, making sure they don’t see anything too graphic. But, parents and kids headed to the new animated movie “Megamind” left a movie theatre in Revere, Mass. shocked. Children were at Showcase Cinemas to see aDreamworks cartoon in 3D, but instead they saw the horror movie Saw in 3D. Parents said when the previews...
  • You’re a Gay Man, Charlie Brown: New Play recasts Peanuts Gang as Homosexuals

    01/14/2010 3:26:44 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 70 replies · 2,308+ views
    Federal Review ^ | January 14th, 2010
    ITHACA, NY--Somewhere, the late great Charles Schulz is rolling over in his grave. Schulz, the creator of the much-loved Peanuts comic strip (and a devout Christian), probably never envisioned a day when his characters would be appropriated for a “satirical story” about teenaged homosexuals. But that’s exactly what happens in the new play, “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead," which the Ithaca Journal describes as “a satirical story that ... features characters from the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip gang in their volatile teenage years” It all begins with CB, Charlie Brown, who contemplates the death of his loyal dog,...
  • 'Slutty' Halloween costumes for kids worry parents: Racy H'ween duds truly creepy

    10/12/2009 7:27:01 AM PDT · by dead · 173 replies · 9,126+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 12, 2009 | By SHARI LOGAN and ADAM NICHOLS
    Trick-or-treating -- or turning tricks? Trashy Halloween kiddie costumes -- from a slutty thigh- and chest- baring "French maid" number to a skin- tight, mid- thigh "Major Trouble" skirt-and- shirt fatigues set -- have parents fuming. "If girls get used to dressing like this, they might want to become a whore after Halloween," howled Harlem mom Malinda Martinez, 33, who has a 6-year-old girl. "They're far too grown up for kids." The marketing message is even more blatantly sexual. "The Navy ships won't want to leave the dock unless this cute sailor girl is on board," reads one catalog entry...
  • Drew Barrymore: 'What Defines a Family? We Do!' (at Prop 8 Rally Last Night in West Hollywood)

    05/27/2009 10:03:22 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 61 replies · 2,390+ views
    National Review Magazine ^ | 05/27 10:08 AM | [Maggie Gallagher]
    This CBS News story is a snapshot of where the gay-marriage debate is taking us. At a rally in West Hollywood, Drew Barrymore revived the old narrative that family structure doesn't matter: "Children need families, people need to love and we need to move forward, not backward," Barrymore said. "What defines a family? We do!" A rabbi calls the idea that marriage means a husband and wife "religious bigotry," i.e., not religious liberty. The headline of the story is Ted Olson's decision to help bring a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Prop 8. I'm not sure the Human Rights...
  • Birth of Cloned Human Just Days Away? (U.S.-Based Fertility Doctor)

    04/22/2009 10:25:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies · 2,083+ views
    A United States-based fertility doctor claimed to have cloned 14 human embryos and transferred 11 of them into the wombs of four women. In an interview published on Wednesday, Panayiotis Zavos told Britain’s Independent newspaper that although none of the women had had a viable pregnancy as a result, the first cloned baby could now be born within a couple of years. “There is absolutely no doubt about it... the cloned child is coming. There is absolutely no way that it will not happen,” he said, quoted by the paper. “If we intensify our efforts, we can have a cloned...
  • More Americans say they have no religion

    03/09/2009 11:41:44 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 69 replies · 1,950+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 9, 2009 | RACHEL ZOLL
    A wide-ranging study on American religious life found that the Roman Catholic population has been shifting out o of the Northeast to the Southwest, the percentage of Christians in the nation has declined and more people say they have no religion at all. Fifteen percent of respondents said they had no religion, an increase from 14.2 percent in 2001 and 8.2 percent in 1990, according to the American Religious Identification Survey. Northern New England surpassed the Pacific Northwest as the least religious region, with Vermont reporting the highest share of those claiming no religion, at 34 percent. Still, the study...
  • In defense of bad singing (Kanye West on SNL, industry use of autotune, and the changing culture)

    12/17/2008 10:32:48 AM PST · by weegee · 75 replies · 1,392+ views
    LA Times ^ | 04:10 PM PT, Dec 15 2008 | August Brown
    After Kanye West's performance on "Saturday Night Live" over the weekend, the chattering classes are wringing their hands today over the gee-whiz revelation that, maybe underneath all that gratuitous Auto-Tune, West's voice might be a bit, as they say, "pitchy." We can go back and forth about the relative disaster-or-not qualities of his two-song set, but the hullabaloo over it begs for a few responses. First: hey, indie rockers, if you don't think that half your favorite beardo bands use things like Melodyne... But the second, and more crucial one, is this: What makes a "good" singer anyhow, and what...
  • Actress Rose McGowan to star in big-screen remake of Red Sonja (Maybe a remake of Barbarella)

    07/02/2008 7:55:38 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 61 replies · 707+ views
    AMERICAN actress Rose McGowan is to star in a new movie adaptation of comicbook warrior Red Sonja - the so-called 'She-Devil with a sword' - to be produced by her fiance Robert Rodriguez and released in 2010.
  • British brains dominate list of living geniuses

    10/29/2007 12:44:04 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 42 replies · 417+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | Oct. 28, 2007 | Aislinn Simpson
    Britain has more living geniuses per head of population than anywhere else in the world, according to a new survey which reveals the country's influence on science, technology, business and the arts. The top 100 living geniuses Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web Almost a quarter of those featured in the list of 100 living geniuses are Britons, including Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the world wide web, in joint first place, and physicist Stephen Hawking at seven in the list. British artists and musicians feature heavily, including Brit Art leader Damien Hirst at number 15, poet Seamus...
  • Ang Lee film is surprise winner in Venice (Barf Alert)

    09/08/2007 1:26:03 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 44 replies · 1,259+ views
    Reuters and Drudge ^ | Mike Collett-White and Silvia Aloisi
    VENICE (Reuters) - Taiwanese director Ang Lee's sexually explicit "Lust, Caution" was the surprise winner of the Golden Lion for best picture at the Venice film festival on Saturday, just two years after he won with "Brokeback Mountain." The movie is a World War Two thriller set in Shanghai featuring long and sometimes violent sex scenes which Lee has hinted were real. "It is overwhelming, because this movie has taken me to some very difficult places," Lee told the red carpet award ceremony on the Lido waterfront. "I have invited you to come along with me and in the end...
  • Sienna (Miller) sex scene sparks speculation

    01/31/2007 2:12:11 PM PST · by thegreatbeast · 7 replies · 1,064+ views
    Breitbart via Drudge ^ | Jan 31, 2007 | NA
    Sienna Miller's sex scene with Hayden Christensen in her new movie is so steamy it has prompted speculation it might be more than acting. Those who have seen Factory Girl say the sizzling clinch is even saucier - and more revealing - than the famous are-they-or-aren't-they love scene between Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland in 1973's Don't Look Now. But Miller's publicist insisted the sex was not real. "She's just a really good actress," she told the New York Daily News. The 25-year-old plays Andy Warhol's beautiful but doomed protege Edie Sedgwick in the movie. Unconfirmed reports have claimed Miller...
  • The Boston mosque's Saudi connection

    01/10/2007 11:28:08 AM PST · by ninonitti · 22 replies · 597+ views
    boston globe ^ | January 10, 2007 | Jeff Jacoby, Globe Columnist
    SPEAKING AT the State Department in 1999, Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, a Sufi sheik and leader of the Islamic Supreme Council of America, sounded an alarm about Muslim houses of worship in the United States. "The most dangerous thing that is going on now in these mosques . . . is the extremists' ideology," he said. "Because they are very active, they took over the mosques; . . . they took over more than 80 percent of the mosques that have been established in the US." He warned ominously that "a danger might suddenly come that you are not looking for...
  • Car culture heightens earthquake danger in California: scientists

    04/09/2006 8:30:01 PM PDT · by NCjim · 25 replies · 1,630+ views
    AFP ^ | April 9, 2006
    SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - As California recalls the catastrophic earthquake that struck San Francisco 100 years ago, seismologists warn that the golden state's love of cars could turn into a fatal attraction in the quake-prone state. Elevated freeways, highway overpasses, and garages built under homes are vulnerable to crashing down when the earth shudders, said seismologist Jack Boatwright of the US Geological Survey. "The automobile culture is really a knife in the heart of earthquake preparedness," Boatwright told AFP. "We are only as strong as our weakest overpass." Another key weakness is structural, including building code oversights exposed by the...
  • NATIVITY SCENES VANDALIZED NATIONWIDE

    12/12/2004 3:51:57 PM PST · by NYer · 137 replies · 7,615+ views
    Catholic League ^ | December 10, 2004 | William Donohue
    Below is a list of vandalized nativity scenes this Christmas season: ·        Vandals damaged a life-size nativity scene in Merced, California.  ·        Baby Jesus was stolen from a McKinney, Texas family’s yard. ·        Over a dozen statues were stolen from a nativity scene in Pasco County, Florida, and three of the inflatable snowmen were slashed.  ·        A nativity scene was stolen from the yard of a Pataskala, New Jersey family.  ·        A family from Whitehall, Michigan also had its entire nativity scene stolen.  ·        In Camillus, New York, a 75-pound nativity scene was stolen from a church.  ·        The nativity...