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  • Orlando survivor admits TRAPPING other club-goers inside after he escaped... 'doing the right thing'

    06/15/2016 1:40:46 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 75 replies
    Mail ^ | 6-15-16
    One of the Orlando shooting survivors has admitted to locking an exit door, putting dozens of revelers' lives at risk during the massacre. The revelations about Luis Burbano's actions the night of the shooting have come to light after he gave an interview, saying he 'regrets' his second chance at life. When gunman Omar Mateen first started firing inside Orlando, Florida gay club Pulse around 2am on Sunday, Burbano says he dropped to the ground and then looked for an exit. Nearby, he saw people moving through a small 'employee's only' door hidden behind a curtain, and followed after. On...
  • [Satire] Afghan Sex Slaves "Internal Matter," Says Administration

    09/25/2015 5:34:29 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Sep 2015 | John Semmens
    Reports that US military personnel in Afghanistan have been ordered to ignore Afghan troops' "bachi bazi"—the ritual kidnapping, imprisonment and rape of child sex slaves was defended by the Obama Administration as "a necessary compromise in the war on terror." "The practice of holding and abusing under-aged boys as sex slaves is an ancient tradition in Afghanistan," US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter observed. "It is not our place to interfere." The Secretary drew a parallel with this country's alliance with the Soviet Union during World War II. "The Soviet Union was an oppressive tyranny run by a paranoid psychopath,"...
  • An American Dirge...

    06/26/2015 8:48:12 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 7 replies
    Take up this Lamentation for the Land of the Free,America, once the liberator of others, who will liberate you? Are you really free? Free of what? You have set your self free alright, By your social revolution, you are now free from Marriage, commitment, family, and fruitfulness Yours is the freedom of the madman,who observes no conventions, who wears no clothes, and who breaks all chains, (He will NOT be restrained) and who now lives among the tombs crying and cutting himself… Yours is the Freedom of Adam and Eve, Who broke away from God, and from Eden, and from...
  • Romans 1: 20 - 32

    06/26/2015 7:04:59 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 27 replies
    BibleHub ^ | 56 AD | St. Paul
    20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. 21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. 24...
  • At Sea in an Alien Culture, Where ‘Normal’ Is Defined as ‘Deviant’

    05/26/2015 8:31:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/25/2015 | Quinn Hillyer
    Some of us now struggle to recognize the culture we live in. We are profoundly baffled and greatly disturbed by what seems like a complete inversion of values. The zeitgeist looks at actions that to us seem utterly unremarkable and treats them as major social sins or even illegalities. Yet when other actions strike us as jaw-droppingly outrageous or corrupt, the larger culture shrugs without concern. If nearly half the culture acts and believes in ways that are alien to us, but they are backed by the establishment media hordes, then we in the other half feel utterly adrift...
  • Fools or Liars? (The Sexual Revolution)

    04/30/2015 1:36:52 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 1 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | April 30 2015 | Anthony Esolen
    The latest apologists for the Sexual Revolution – that great swamp of sewage backup, human misery, family breakdown, squalid entertainment, and lawyers – have been saying that the most radical anthropological breach ever known to man, the detachment of marriage from childbirth and the plain facts of nature, will have no effect (none at all, not to worry) on marriage and childbirth and family and community life. To which I reply, “Haven’t you said that before?” About what exactly have the sexual revolutionaries been right? Which of their non-predictions has been confirmed? They told us that liberalization of the divorce...
  • Police: Woman left quadriplegic son in woods, visited lover

    04/11/2015 5:51:28 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 11 APRIL 2015 | AP
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman has been accused of leaving her quadriplegic son in the woods in southwest Philadelphia for several days and then going to visit her boyfriend in Maryland. Authorities say the 21-year-old son has cerebral palsy. They say he was found lying in leaves covered with a blanket next to a wheelchair and a Bible near Cobbs Creek Park on Friday night. Police describe the son as severely disabled and say he was unable to communicate how he got there. Their investigation indicates he was left there Monday.
  • The Girls Cast and Brian Williams Discuss the Premiere’s Shocking Sex Scene

    01/13/2015 6:41:45 AM PST · by CharlesThe Hammer · 54 replies
    Vulture ^ | 1/11/15 | Renatta Sellitti
    Always game to push the boundaries of the portrayal of awkward sex on television, merely a few short minutes into Girls’ fourth season, Lena Dunham managed to up the squirm factor by tossing in some unexpected butt play between Marnie (Allison Williams) and Desi (Ebon Moss-Bachrach). We caught up with the cast (and Brian Williams) at the season four premiere and asked them — as delicately as we could — their thoughts on the soon-to-be-infamous sex scene.
  • James Dobson: America headed toward 'depravity'

    10/25/2014 5:19:42 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 61 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 25 Oct 14 | Bob Unruh
    Dr. James Dobson, one of America’s best-known Christian leaders, founder of Family Talk Radio, a courtroom opponent of Obamacare and, just recently, the National Day of Prayer speaker who called Barack Obama the “abortion president,” warns American is heading toward “depravity.” In his October 2014 newsletter, a copy of which is available online, he wrote about the Old Testament account of Abraham’s nephew, Lot, “who chose to take his family into the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.” “The men living there had become desperately depraved, burning with lust for each other. Jehovah told Abraham that their sin was so...
  • Obama and Billy Budd

    08/07/2014 12:26:18 PM PDT · by BlueHorseShoe · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08-07-14 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    In Herman Melville's classic story "Billy Budd," the narrator ponders what could be the matter with the master-at-arms "who has an animus toward the young seaman known as Billy Budd." Therein ensues a discussion about "natural depravity: a depravity according to nature." Thus, "one who has this natural depravity can be described as having an …even temper and discreet bearing [which] would seem to intimate a mind peculiarly subject to the law of reason, not the less in heart he would seem to riot in complete exemption from that law, having apparently little to do with reason [other] than to...
  • Snowden: Private Explicit Photos Often Shared By NSA Agents

    07/22/2014 8:38:22 PM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Ben Blog ^ | Jul 22 ,2014 | Joshua Cook articles on InfoWars,,,, DailyCaller and FreedomOutPost
    In an interview published by The Guardian on Sunday, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden explained that sometimes racy images intercepted by the NSA were shared by analysts. During the interview, which was conducted in Russia, Snowden said that some of the American military personnel working on the NSA’s programs were between 18 and 22 and did not always respect the privacy of those whose communications were intercepted. “In the course of their daily work they stumble across something that is completely unrelated to their work, for example an intimate nude photo of someone in a sexually compromising situation but they’re extremely...
  • Jailed Legislator Defends Himself

    02/08/2014 12:06:23 PM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Feb 2014 | John Semmens
    Though currently serving a six-month sentence for assaulting a woman who declined to have sex with him, Representative Carlos Henriquez (D-Suffolk) refuses to resign from the Massachusetts House. “First of all, my incarceration is illegal,” Henriquez argued. “Members of the legislature are supposed to have immunity. Secondly, the Ethics Committee’s recommendation that I be removed from office contradicts the vote of the people of my district who are entitled to have the person of their choice represent them. Nowhere in the State Constitution does it say that a person in prison cannot serve in the legislature.” The representative has suggested...
  • 2013: The Year of Shamelessness -- Culturally, America reached new depths of depravity this year

    01/02/2014 8:57:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/02/2013 | Rich Lowry
    All things considered, it was a year without shame. It was the year that Miley Cyrus French-kissed a sledgehammer in the music video for her song “Wrecking Ball,” and cavorted naked on said wrecking ball. The former Disney star popularized the act of twerking in a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards that was so luridly infantile, it wasn’t outrageous so much as pathetic. Yet it worked. It gained her at least another 15 minutes of fame and probably more, to have people pay attention to other insipid things she might do, usually half-clothed. Cyrus made us yearn for...
  • Gay Couples Marry in Minn., Prepare To Do So in Rhode Island

    08/01/2013 6:49:54 AM PDT · by lbryce · 6 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | August 1, 2013 | Patrick Condon
    Gay couples began tying the knot at Minneapolis City Hall early Thursday and preparing to do so once town clerks' offices opened in Rhode Island, as the two states became the latest to allow same-sex marriage. The Minnesota law allowed weddings to begin just after midnight Wednesday, and 42 couples were to be married by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and several Hennepin County judges in the hours before dawn. "I didn't expect to cry quite that hard," said a beaming Cathy ten Broeke, who with Margaret Miles was the first gay couple to be wed at City Hall. The attending...
  • Feds Unveil New Policy for Transgender People to Change Sex in Social Security Records

    06/15/2013 1:32:15 PM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 15, 2013 | Ben Goad
    The Social Security Administration is implementing a policy change to make it easier for the transgender community to change the update their gender designation in records kept by the agency. Transgender people can make the modification by submitting government-issued documents reflecting the new sex, or by presenting the SSA with “a medical certification of appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition,” according to the new rules. Previously, the SSA required documentation of specific surgeries. "Most people may not see this as a big deal, but transgender people know that this seemingly small technical change will protect their privacy and give them...
  • Boy Scouts' decision another casualty of moral compromise

    05/24/2013 5:30:51 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 69 replies ^ | May 23, 2013 | Tony Perkins
    GRAPEVINE, TX - Family Research Council (FRC) expressed deep disappointment at the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for changing their long-standing position today on membership regarding open homosexuality within the Scouts. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins made the following comments: "Sadly, the Boy Scouts' legacy of producing great leaders has become yet another casualty of moral compromise. Unfortunately, Boy Scout delegates capitulated to strong-arm tactics and abandoned the timeless values that have served the organization well for more than 100 years. "The delegates succumbed to a concerted and manipulative effort by the national BSA leadership despite the BSA's own...
  • U.S. Urges Justices to End California Gay Marriage Ban

    02/28/2013 3:55:11 PM PST · by lbryce · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 28, 2013 | JOHN SCHWARTZ and ADAM LIPTAK
    The Obama administration threw its support behind a broad claim for marriage equality on Thursday, and urged the Supreme Court to rule that voters in California were not entitled to ban same-sex marriage in that state. In a sweeping argument, the administration argued that denying gay and lesbian couples the right to marry violates the Constitution’s equal protection clause, and that any ban on same-sex marriage should be subjected to a test known as “heightened scrutiny” – a test that the law would be likely to fail. That argument is similar to the one made in the administration’s brief in...
  • Accused Killers Confessed to Having Sex on the Bodies, Police Reports Reveal

    02/26/2013 10:26:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | By Joseph Hosey
    Nightmare on Hickory Street, Part 1: After the savage strangling of two young men, two of the accused killers decided to have sex atop the corpses of the victims, police learned. Joshua Miner remembered his teenage girlfriend confiding “years back that she wanted to have sex with a dead guy,” states a police report documenting last month’s double murder on Hickory Street. That's why Miner got the idea to ask girlfriend Alisa Massaro to have sex with him on the corpses of two men he's accused of helping to kill, police said. Massaro “made a smirk on her face” and...
  • Male student fights to wear dress to prom [CBS sympathy]

    02/22/2013 6:45:26 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 44 replies
    .cbsnews ^ | February 21, 2013 | CBS news
    Male student fights to wear dress to prom
  • Rand Paul: Something Depraved is Rising In The Country

    02/15/2013 9:01:18 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Billy Hallowell
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) appeared on Glenn Beck’s radio show this morning to discuss a variety of topics. After commenting about the need to combat President Barack Obama’s use of executive power, the politician dove into the spiritual realm. Noting that he believes America’s problems run deeper than political schisms, Paul called for a spiritual awakening and revival. The senator made his comments about the need for faith leaders to rise up and called for increased religious fervor after Beck asked him about his own spiritual well-being. Paul said that when he was first running for office he appreciated people...
  • Sex Slaves, Sexual Anarchy, Decadence Festivals Signs of Something Really Rotten

    10/25/2012 5:02:44 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 29 replies
    Renew America ^ | Oct. 26, 2012 | Linda Kimball
    Christian News writer Heather Clark reports that a group of nine men who attended the Southern Decadence Festival in New Orleans were arrested and jailed for violating a new city ordinance that prohibits religious and other free speech after sundown on the city's famed Bourbon Street. The ordinance, which was passed in October 2011, is called "Aggressive Solicitation." Subsection four states, "It shall be prohibited for any person or group of persons to loiter or congregate on Bourbon Street for the purpose of disseminating any social, political or religious message between the hours of sunset and sunrise." (Nine Men Arrested...
  • Barney Frank Calls Gay Republican Group “Uncle Toms”

    09/06/2012 6:27:55 PM PDT · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 6, 2012 | Staff
    Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., told the Huffington Post today that the gay rights group the Log Cabin Republicans model themselves after “Uncle Tom,” the servile black slave character in the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The liberal, openly gay congressman told the website he was “appalled” by the group’s support of Republican Party: Frank then laced into the Log Cabin Republicans, who spoke highly of the GOP last week in Tampa, with its executive director, R. Clarke Cooper, commenting that gay GOPers felt more welcome than any time in the past. “Frankly I’ve been appalled to see the Log Cabin club,...
  • Evangelist Billy Graham defends Chick-fil-A (compares U.S. to Sodom & Gomorrah)

    07/26/2012 11:03:41 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 35 replies
    CNN via WCYB ^ | Richard Allen Greene
    (CNN) - Billy Graham, the dean of American evangelists, has once again broken his usual silence on hot-button issues, defending the president of the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain for his opposition to same-sex marriage days after issuing a letter decrying what he sees as the nation's moral decay. Earlier this year, the ailing preacher publicly endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay unions in North Carolina, raising eyebrows among many who'd watched Graham studiously avoid thorny social issues for years. On Thursday, he issued a statement of support for the popular fast-food chain. Many people have slammed Chick-fil-A President Don...
  • CNN Encourages Gay Activist to Fight Boy Scouts Over Excluding Openly-Gay Scouts, Leaders

    07/19/2012 3:23:02 PM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 18, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    Once again CNN is cheerleading the fight for gay rights, this time within the Boy Scouts. An effusive Starting Point panel welcomed gay activist Zach Wahls on Wednesday and celebrated his cause of pushing the Boy Scouts towards acceptance of openly-gay scouts and leaders. Wahls is no stranger to CNN, as back in May he was lauded as a "very powerful" activist during a soft interview. On Wednesday, the CNN panel oozed admiration for him. "I'm a big fan. I've followed you for a little while," Starting Point regular Margaret Hoover told him. "You're a wonderful spokesman for the effort...
  • Protecting Afghani Dancing Boys Culture – raping young boys- shouldn’t be our mission

    05/13/2012 7:02:27 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 21 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 5/13/2012 | George Spelvin
    While our corrupt U.S. media bash every thing our military does, however minute, they spike any stories that depict the true Afghani culture that our soldiers are confronted with every day while in that country. Ann Barnhardt’s hard hitting four part series of youtube videos on Islamic sexuality brings home to audiences what our media refuse to tell you. Any type of charge against especially Catholic priests regarding pedophilia is reported over and over, yet when it comes to Afghanistan media hypocrites aren’t telling it the way it really is according to Barnhardt. BACHA BAZI is practiced by wealthy Afghani...
  • Obama Says Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

    05/09/2012 4:18:25 PM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 9. 2012 | JACKIE CALMES and PETER BAKER
    WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday ended nearly two years of “evolving” on the issue of same-sex marriage by publicly endorsing it in a television interview, taking a definitive stand on one of the most contentious and politically charged social issues of the day. “At a certain point, I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Mr. Obama told ABC News in an interview that came after the president faced mounting pressure to clarify his position. Mr. Obama said...
  • Biden: I Am ‘Absolutely Comfortable’ With Same-Sex Marriage

    05/07/2012 4:32:21 AM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 6, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday he’s “absolutely comfortable” with same-sex marriage, making him the highest Obama administration official to indicate support for the issue. President Barack Obama remains formally opposed to same-sex marriage, though his position has been said to be “evolving.” On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” host David Gregory asked Biden about his own views. “And you’re comfortable with same-sex marriage now?” Gregory asked. “I am vice president of the United States of America,” Biden said. “The president sets the policy. I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men...
  • California govt. mailing condoms to teenagers at home in unmarked envelopes

    02/27/2012 11:06:18 AM PST · by massmike · 32 replies · 1+ views ^ | 02/27/2012 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    The California Department of Public Health has begun a program of providing free condoms by mail to children as young as twelve. The Condom Access Project (CAP) was rolled out the week of February 14th in Alameda, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Kern and parts of San Francisco counties under the direction of the California Family Health Council. These areas were chosen, according to the STD Control Branch of the Department of Public Health, because of the high rates of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases and infections among teens in these counties. Supporters of the program admit that while abstinence is the...
  • Court Strikes Down Ban on Gay Marriage in California

    02/07/2012 12:28:31 PM PST · by lbryce · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | Febryary 7, 2012 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    A federal appeals court panel ruled on Tuesday that a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in California violated the Constitution, all but ensuring that the case will proceed to the United States Supreme Court. The three-judge panel issued its ruling Tuesday morning in San Francisco, upholding a decision by Judge Vaughn R. Walker, who had been the chief judge of the Federal District Court of the Northern District of California but has since retired. Like Judge Walker, the panel found that Proposition 8 – passed by California voters in November 2008 by a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent...
  • Obama Administration Launches Global Quest to Save Gay People (Obamus Barfus Dramaticus)

    12/06/2011 1:37:10 PM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Gawker ^ | December 6, 2011 | Jim Newell
    The Obama administration announced today, via a presidential memorandum and a speech from Secretary of State Clinton, that the United States will "use foreign aid as a tool to improve Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender rights abroad." This is a first! What does it even mean, though? CBS News reports: "I am deeply concerned by the violence and discrimination targeting LGBT persons around the world whether it is passing laws that criminalize LGBT status, beating citizens simply for joining peaceful LGBT pride celebrations, or killing men, women, and children for their perceived sexual orientation," Mr. Obama said in a presidential...
  • Threesome goes wrong: East Naples man accused of attacking wife and other woman

    11/08/2011 6:10:46 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Naples Daily News ^ | November 7, 2011
    A sexual threesome turned violent Sunday, resulting in an East Naples man's arrest — accused of punching his wife, swinging a big-screen television at her and whipping her with a belt. Jorge Daniel Silva, 22, of the 6400 block of College Park Circle, faces a felony battery charge after Collier deputies say he became enraged before a planned threesome with his wife and another woman Sunday afternoon.
  • OWS: Putting the “Fun” in “Dysfunction”

    10/29/2011 7:29:24 AM PDT · by Fester Boyle · 11 replies
    The Morning Spew ^ | 10/29/2011 | Fester Boyle
    This OWS experiment is fascinating.  It's like being in a laboratory and watching Animal Farm and Lord of the Flies unfold before our very eyes. Just for those of you keeping score at home, here are some of the very latest dispatches from the OWS frontier. Remember, this is what leftism looks like. From the Depravity File: In Manchester NH, a now-tearful occupier (see photo above) has taken to pimping out teenage girls.  (Union Leader)Occupy Madison can't renew its permit because too many people complained about "inappropriate behavior, such as public masturbation, from street protesters."  (The Daily Cardinal)From the Socialism Doesn't Work...
  • In Suburb, Battle Goes Public on Bullying of Gay Students

    09/13/2011 11:05:29 AM PDT · by lbryce · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 13, 2011 | Erik Eckholm
    This sprawling suburban school system, much of it within Michele Bachmann’s Congressional district, is caught in the eye of one of the country’s hottest culture wars — how homosexuality should be discussed in the schools. After years of harsh conflict between advocates for gay students and Christian conservatives, the issue was already highly charged here. Then in July, six students brought a lawsuit contending that school officials have failed to stop relentless antigay bullying and that a district policy requiring teachers to remain “neutral” on issues of sexual orientation has fostered oppressive silence and a corrosive stigma. Also this summer,...
  • As Same-Sex Marriage Becomes Legal, Some Choices May Be Lost (Gays: Be Careful What You Wish For!)

    07/09/2011 1:01:31 PM PDT · by lbryce · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 8, 2011 | Tara Siegel Bernard
    Now that same-sex marriage has been legalized in New York, at least a few large companies are requiring their employees to tie the knot if they want their partners to qualify for health insurance. Should companies require gay employees to marry if they want health coverage for their same-sex partners? Corning, I.B.M. and Raytheon all provide domestic partner benefits to employees with same-sex partners in states where they cannot marry. But now that they can legally wed in New York, five other states and the District of Columbia, they will be required to do so if they want their partner...
  • Bill Mandating Gay History in Schools Goes to Calif. Governor

    07/05/2011 9:47:53 PM PDT · by lbryce · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 5, 2011 | Staff
    California lawmakers on Tuesday sent the governor a bill that would make the state the first requiring public schools to include the contributions of gays and lesbians in social studies curriculum. The bill, passed on a party-line vote, adds lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as well as people with disabilities to the list of groups that schools must include in the lessons. It also would prohibit material that reflects adversely on gays. Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco says SB48 is crucial because of the bullying that happens to gay students. Republicans called it a well-intentioned but ill-conceived...
  • Does Anyone Really Think Obama Doesn't Support Gay Marriage?

    07/03/2011 2:48:16 PM PDT · by lbryce · 40 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | July 1, 2010 | Beth Reinhard
    President Obama refused to endorse same-sex marriage this week but left no doubt about what he truly believes. At Wednesday press’s conference, he ticked off his efforts on behalf of gay rights: expanding the federal hate-crimes law; repealing the “don’t-ask-don’t-tell’’ restriction on openly gay soldiers; refusing to enforce the federal law denying recognition of same-sex marriages. He went on to praise the recent vote legalizing gay marriage in New York: “What you’re seeing is a profound recognition on the part of the American people that gays and lesbians and transgender persons are our brothers, our sisters, our children, our cousins,...
  • Obama’s Position on Gay Marriage Faces New Test

    06/29/2011 3:55:14 AM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    When President Obama’s guests arrive at the White House on Wednesday for a Gay Pride reception — just days after New York became the largest state in the country to make same-sex marriage legal — they will no doubt be in a mood to celebrate. But for their host, who does not endorse same-sex marriage, it could be somewhat awkward. “I think they are trying to share the joy, which is genuine on their part, without changing his position,” Hilary Rosen, a prominent Democratic strategist, said of the White House. “I don’t think he can have it both ways here.”...
  • Hillary: State Dept. ‘Instrumental in Sealing Deal’ For Lady Gaga’s Gay Pride Gig in Rome

    06/28/2011 5:41:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/27/11 | Penny Starr
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Monday that the State Department played an instrumental role in “sealing the deal” for pop-rock star Lady Gaga to perform at a gay pride rally in Rome, Italy. Clinton specifically pointed to a letter that David Thorne, the U.S. ambassador to Italy, sent to Lady Gaga urging her to participate in the event. “And then there is the work that our embassy team in Rome has been doing,” Clinton said. “Two weeks ago they played an instrumental role in bringing Lady Gaga to Italy for a Euro Pride concert. “Now as many of...
  • New York Gay Marriage Bill Needs Only One More GOP Nod For It To Pass

    06/24/2011 3:20:14 PM PDT · by lbryce · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 24, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    The New York gay marriage bill introduced by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo needs only one more yea vote from a Republican senator to pass. If that vote materializes, New York would become the sixth and most populous state to allow same-sex marriage. President Obama received mixed reviews after speaking Thursday night to supporters of the bill at a Democratic fundraiser in New York City. More than 600 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people paid $1,250 each to attend the gala. The president's critics argue that although he said he supports equal rights for gays and lesbians, he won't come...
  • After Talks With G.O.P., Cuomo Expects Passage of Gay Marriage Bill

    06/17/2011 11:00:39 PM PDT · by lbryce · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 17, 2011 | DANNY HAKIM and THOMAS KAPLAN
    ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday that he expected same-sex marriage legislation to be approved before the end of the legislative session next week, and indicated that to win passage of the measure he is prepared to yield to Republican concerns for greater protections of religious groups. “I am a proponent of marriage equality, and I’m working very hard to make that a reality in New York,” Mr. Cuomo told reporters on Friday as lawmakers prepared to go home for the weekend. “I am also a proponent of religious freedom, and separation of church and state, so these...
  • Archbishop Calls Gay Marriage Bill an ‘Ominous Threat’

    06/17/2011 12:29:44 PM PDT · by lbryce · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 17, 2011 | Michael Paulsen
    ALBANY — Timothy M. Dolan, the Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, who has been a low-key presence during the debate over same-sex marriage in the state, called in to a capital radio talk show Friday morning to warn that the proposed legislation posed an “ominous threat” to society. Archbishop Dolan, who was in Seattle to preside over a meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, said that Bishop Nicholas A. DiMarzio of Brooklyn had been dispatched from Seattle to Albany in a last-ditch effort to influence the Senate Republican majority, which will determine the fate of the...
  • 23 women charged after child porn sting

    05/26/2011 11:09:46 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 6 replies
    The Local ^ | 20 May 11 | N/A
    A Swedish prosecutor filed charges Friday against 24 people for possessing and distributing child pornography, in a case that has drawn widespread attention as all but one of the defendants are women. The only man, 42-year-old Lars Skoglund, was considered the ringleader who had distributed large quantities of pornographic material featuring children to the women, who are aged between 38 and 70, according to the charge sheet. When Skoglund was arrested last September, he was in the possession of 1,181 still shots and 40 films considered child pornography. "One hundred and fifteen of the pictures and 37 of the films...
  • Military indoctrinated on gays kissing, behavior

    03/23/2011 7:38:24 AM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 145 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 23, 2011 | Rowan Scarborough
    Four branches of the military have begun sending training material to 2.2 million active and reserve troops as a prelude to opening the ranks to gays, with instructions on, for example, what to do if an officer sees two male Marines kissing in a shopping mall. Key themes are that sexual orientation will no longer be a bar to service, that all service members must respect each other, and that the partners of gay troops will not receive the benefits of heterosexual spouses. “We are going to make [gay ban] repeal training expeditiously,” said Maj. Joel Harper, an Air Force...
  • David Furnish poses with baby Zachary after Daddy Elton John's turn

    02/26/2011 12:03:29 PM PST · by Alistair Stratford IV · 40 replies
    Dailymail ^ | Feb 26, 2011 | Ben Todd
    Now it's Papa holding the baby (till nanny takes over): David Furnish poses with baby Zachary after Daddy Elton John's turn First it was Daddy beaming with joy. Yesterday it was Papa’s turn. Two days after Sir Elton John was seen delightedly playing with eight-week-old son Zachary, his civil partner David Furnish was left holding the baby on a Hawaiian beach. Not that he had to handle the task unsupported. Furnish, a 48-year-old film producer, will be known as Papa by the child – with Sir Elton being called Daddy. The star – who turns 64 next month – and...
  • The Apparent "Good" in Natural Man

    12/26/2010 7:51:12 AM PST · by Gamecock · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Monergism.Com ^ | J.W. Hendryx
    If natural man's condition is Total Depravity, How do we account for the apparent "good" in the unregenerate? Good question because the meaning of total depravity is often misunderstood. It should first be pointed out what "total depravity" does not mean. The doctrine does not refer to man being as evil a creature as he can be. All fallen, unregenerate human beings are endowed with many of God's common graces. God has blessed all men with a conscience and the capacity to promote virtue and civil righteousness. It is abundantly clear that many beautiful aspects of the world we live...

    08/18/2010 5:48:03 PM PDT · by kindred · 7 replies · 1+ views
    The Ignorant ^ | August 17, 2010 | RMM
    The Absurd Case of Karl Marx’s Dialectical Fundamentalism While modern leftist academics routinely mock at the looming Judeo-Christian apocalypse prophesied in both the Old and New Testaments (Joel 2; Isaiah 24; Matthew 24-25; 2 Thessalonians 1-2; Revelation 6-19) as something only a deranged literalist could entertain in his own fundamentalist mindset, they remain completely unaware that their most important leftist forefather, Karl Marx, was a false prophet of secular fundamentalism and profane eschatology. Karl Marx's false prophecies, written in the 19th century and based on an extreme ‘literal’ socio-economic reading of life which was inappropriately hotwired with the so-called ‘scientific’...
  • Gene Robinson, Former Ugandan (Anglican) Bishop Hail Sexuality without Boundaries (*BARF*)

    06/11/2010 5:07:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies · 239+ views
    Institute on Religion & Democracy ^ | 6/10/2010 | Jeff Walton
    Decrying as “missionaries of hate” U.S. Christians who preach in Africa against homosexual practice, a former bishop of the Anglican Church of Uganda spoke June 8 at a liberal think tank in Washington, D.C.Christopher Senyonjo was hosted by Bishop Gene Robinson of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, the first openly gay bishop to be consecrated in the Anglican Communion. Robinson has served as Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP) since March. The two spoke about anti-homosexuality legislation in Uganda, which they blamed upon U.S. evangelicals. They also called for a broader effort to decriminalize homosexual practices...
  • Razor blades found taped to playground equipment

    05/12/2010 4:35:38 AM PDT · by Route797 · 18 replies · 884+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May. 11, 2010 | The Associated Press
    COLUMBUS -- Officials in Columbus say police and city workers found razor blades taped to playground equipment in a park. Police say they received a call Tuesday morning, telling them that people had discovered the razor blades. Police and other officials went to the scene and found nine blades. Tony Adams, director of the city's Parks and Recreation Department, say the blades were found taped to a slide, on a wheel children use to pull themselves off the ground and other pieces of equipment. Adams says workers cordoned off the area and are going over it with metal detectors to...
  • Syringes found in Alexandria were filled with meth users' blood to be used for second high

    02/20/2010 8:04:49 PM PST · by tfbcowinafog · 31 replies · 1,524+ views
    The TownTalk | 2/19/2010 | Abbey Brown
    link only users fill syringes with blood immediately after drug use, store blood for 2nd high later.
  • Does Being Totally Depraved Mean We're Always Sinning No Matter What?

    12/02/2009 8:09:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies · 385+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 12/2/2009 | John Piper
    Does being totally depraved mean we're always sinning no matter what? Yes. Romans 14:23 says, "Whatever is not from faith is sin." And so you don't even need total depravity. You just need unbelief in order to say that everything a person does who is not a believer is sin. Maybe another word on that. Why is that the case? If you have a son, and you want him to do something, and he does the thing-like unbelievers don't usually kill people, OK? So they're obeying that commandment, "Don't kill," but why are they doing that? Are they doing it...