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  • CNBC Co-Anchor Simon Hobbs Accidentally ‘Outed’ Apple CEO Tim Cook as Gay

    The TV reporter was caught up in a discussion about the rarity of openly gay CEOs when he said, ‘I think Tim Cook is open about the fact he’s gay.’ Simon Hobbs is likely wishing he could press rewind. The CNBC co-anchor spoke too soon during a live segment of "Squawk on the Street" Friday when he accidentally outed Apple CEO Tim Cook. New York Times columnist and CNBC contributor James B. Stewart spoke about his recent column dealing with the "tortured life" former BP chief John Browne led as a closeted gay CEO. "I just found it very, very...
  • U.S. Navy and DoD Celebrate LGBT Month & Homosexuality

    06/19/2014 8:12:24 AM PDT · by Barry Cratus · 32 replies
    U.S. Navy website ^ | June 2014 | U.S. Navy
    The Department of Defense celebrates LGBT Pride month in June 2014. Here is the month-long announcement of this fact on an internal website at a U.S. Navy facility: In January 2014, the U.S. Navy celebrates homosexuality via the euphemism of rainbow-colored "diversity." Here is the several-week announcement of this celebration on an internal U.S. Navy facility: The Department of Defense celebrates LGBT Pride month in June 2013. Here is the month-long announcement of this fact on an internal website at a U.S. Navy facility:
  • New Boy Scouts president: Gay scout leaders acceptable

    05/28/2014 10:30:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 56 replies
    life site news ^ | Dustin Siggins
    IRVING, TX, May 27, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who led the military to end Don't Ask, Don't Tell, says that he would have allowed homosexual leaders for Boy Scouts of America. Gates, who was elected to head the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for a two-year term last week, said that he "would have supported having gay Scoutmasters, but at the same time, I fully accept the decision that was democratically arrived at by 1,500 volunteers from across the entire country." A year ago, BSA allowed openly homosexual scouts for the first time. The policy reads...
  • Questions linger on gay Boy Scout leaders as Gates takes over

    05/22/2014 7:38:26 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 33 replies
    http://news.msn.com ^ | May 22, 2014 | Marice Richter
    DALLAS (Reuters) - As former Defense Secretary Robert Gates is set to head the Boy Scouts of America, many are wondering if the official who helped end the U.S. military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy will also lift the scout's ban on gay adult leaders. The century-old Texas-based organization kicked off its annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday as questions lingered over its decision last year to allow gay scouts in its ranks but bar them from adult leadership posts. Gates, a former CIA director, will succeed Boy Scouts President Wayne Perry, who led the group through the emotionally...
  • Sex Change For Manning As Vets Die From VA Neglect

    05/16/2014 9:39:45 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 16, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Abuse: The Pentagon tries to transfer convicted national security leaker Bradley Manning to a civilian prison to treat a gender disorder while veterans suffer and die waiting in vain on phony Veterans Administration lists. Or should we say Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the name chosen by the convicted leaker of sensitive classified documents to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Manning has asked for hormone therapy and to be able to live as a woman and the Pentagon is trying to help. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last month gave the Army approval to try to work out a transfer plan with the Federal Bureau...
  • Navy losing sailors and SEALs over emphasis on social issues

    04/28/2014 7:10:58 PM PDT · by armydawg505 · 59 replies
    www.allenbwest.com ^ | 4/28/14 | Allen West
    Hate to say “I told you so” but President Obama’s disinterest in enhancing our combat capability in favor of social egalitarianism and a warped sense of social justice is indeed having an impact on war readiness. According to the Washington Times, “A Navy F-18 fighter pilot and former Top Gun instructor is publicly warning admirals that retention is beginning to suffer from the military’s relentless social conditioning programs. Cmdr. Guy Snodgrass said sailors are becoming fed-up with the constant emphasis on social issues — an apparent reference to gays in the military, women in combat and ending sexual harassment.”
  • Reason #985-B To Think Ron Paul Sucks

    12/06/2011 9:24:46 AM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 354 replies
    My Undying Opposition To Ron Paul | 12/6/11 | Alan Levy
    There are many reasons to think Ron Paul is a bottom feeder. He refuses to support a Constitutional amendment to protect normal, heterosexual marriage. He voted to turn the United States military into a San Francisco bath house by repealing DADT. He wants to see drugs and prostitution legalized. He thinks Islamo-Nazi Iran should have a nuclear weapon. He surrounds himself with lunatics like Cindy Sheehan's love slave, Screwy Lewy Rockwell. In general, there isn't a sewer RuPaul (H/T: Mark Levin) isn't too proud to hunt for food in. Then, there's this. From CBS News: *********************************** "Libertarian Congressman Ron Paul...
  • 2010: Admiral: President Obama Gave Us Choice to Accept Gays in Military or Resign

    04/03/2014 12:20:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 318 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | April 1, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp said that in 2010 Obama told U.S. military leaders to accept his push for gays in the military, and that if they didn't, they could take the "opportunity to resign [their] commissions." Papp said these things in a video BuzzFeed obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. The video shows a speech Papp delivered to Coast Guard Academy cadets during which he was asked how he would deal with enforcing an order with which he didn't agree. He used the story of his 2010 meeting with Obama as an example of how service...
  • Pvt. Manning seeks formal name change to Chelsea

    03/19/2014 9:07:57 PM PDT · by slumber1 · 47 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 3-19-14 | FROM WIRE REPORTS
    The Army private who was tried and convicted as Bradley Edward Manning for leaking U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks is petitioning a Kansas court for a name change, to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
  • Next Dont ask, dont tell....

    03/19/2014 5:27:34 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 8 replies
    www.vocativ.com ^ | 3/18/14 | Mark Spies
    How one soldier is confronting the military's ban on transgender troops Jacob Eleazer, a 28-year-old Army drill sergeant, learned he was up for promotion this December. For seven years, he’d been an exemplary soldier, rising to the rank of first lieutenant, and now on his way to captain. But there was a problem. Within the confines of his military training center, in western Kentucky, Eleazer still went by his birth name, which was female. Outside his Army base, Eleazer lived as a man, one of 15,450 military personnel who consider themselves transgender but don’t dare come out to their fellow...
  • Gay and Lesbian troops perform in drag on military base

    03/04/2014 5:58:49 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 23 replies
    www.theweek.com ^ | 3/3/14 | unknown
    Gay and lesbian troops perform in drag on American military base Troops based at the Kadena Air Base in Japan know how to party. On Saturday, six gay and straight service members applied some of their finest makeup and lip synced to "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" in what is believed to be first drag queen and king show on an American military base. The show was thrown in support for the base's recently formed OutServe-SLDN chapter, a nonprofit advocacy group for the army's LGBT community. Navy Lt. Marissa Greene told Stars and Stripes she only expected to sell 75...
  • Accidental "I Love You" derailed SEALS career

    02/14/2014 10:47:54 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 49 replies
    ABC News/Yahoo ^ | 2/14/14 | Lee Ferran
    Decorated Navy SEAL Brett Jones had already survived two harrowing deployments overseas when, back in the states, his world came crashing down around him, all thanks to an answering machine. It was the morning after a welcome back party, and Jones was calling to thank a fellow Navy serviceman who organized the bash. The man wasn't in, so Jones left him a message at his military office, and then he did something without thinking about it. "I said, 'I love you' before I hung up," Jones told ABC News, recounting the story by email.
  • An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow (Alleged Victim of Woody Allen)

    02/01/2014 2:52:12 PM PST · by RummyChick · 192 replies
    Kristoff Blog of NY Times ^ | 2/1/2014 | Dylan Farrow
    What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house.
  • Philly cops to have new policy for interactions with transgender community

    01/07/2014 6:45:18 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 37 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 01/07/2014 | DAVID GAMBACORTA,
    THE PHILADELPHIA Police Department will soon implement a new set of guidelines for how officers interact with transgender people. Deputy Commissioner Kevin Bethel worked with members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community to fine-tune the nine-page directive, police spokesman Lt. John Stanford said. "The times have evolved, and not just within the Police Department," Stanford said yesterday. "You see it across the board in so many different areas. We have to learn to adapt to the times."
  • Here's Why I Don't Sweat The Haters (He "outs" Shepard Smith w/out ever technically saying his name)

    12/31/2013 1:24:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 29, 2013 | Josh Barro, politics editor
    I've gotten a number of messages in the last few days — from both supporters and opponents of gay rights — expressing sympathy over the rude and hateful messages I've been getting (and publishing) ever since I started writing about Phil Robertson. This is sweet, but misplaced. The worst of my problems from being openly gay is that I get some nasty email. That means I have it really easy. In a country where gay teenagers are being bullied at school and thrown out of their homes by their parents and told by their clergy that they're going to Hell,...
  • GMA host Robin Roberts reveals she's gay in thank you letter to fans and 'long time girlfriend'

    12/29/2013 11:49:48 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 29, 2013
    Good Morning America host Robin Roberts publicly acknowledged that she is gay on Sunday for the first time. The 53-year-old cancer survivor thanked her girlfriend of ten years as part of a heartfelt end-of-year thank you addressed to fans and loved ones posted to her Facebook. 'I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together,' Roberts wrote. Amber, reports Media Bistro, is Amber Laign, a message therapists who helps patients recuperate from injuries. Roberts' sexuality has been known to her family, friends and co-workers for...
  • MSNBC anchor: ‘So many people consider President Obama to be the first gay president’

    12/16/2013 7:55:38 PM PST · by bkopto · 97 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Dec 16, 2013 | Brendan Bordelon
    MSNBC host Thomas Roberts said Monday that “many people consider President Obama to be the first gay president.” Roberts was speaking to Shawn Gaylord of Human Rights First, a group fighting discrimination against homosexuals and other sexual minorities. The organization is pushing the White House to defy Russia’s harsh anti-gay laws by sending openly gay delegates to next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. “It’s not about asking for special protection,” Roberts claimed. “It’s about asking and seeking equal respect. We do know as we look at the larger picture here, Shawn, that LGBT rights is just one of the...
  • Obama To Name Jeh Johnson Next Homeland Security Secretary [obama crony]

    10/17/2013 2:36:54 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 70 replies
    ABC ^ | Oct. 17, 2013 | MIKE LEVINE and MARTHA RADDATZ
    President Obama is expected to nominate former Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson as the next Homeland Security secretary, ABC News has learned. --SNIP-- Johnson has called working for the Obama administration "the highlight of [his] professional life." "I have been on an incredible journey with Barack Obama ... going back to November 2006 when he recruited me to the presidential campaign he was about to launch," Johnson said in a speech at Yale Law School last year. "I remember thinking then, 'This is a long-shot, but it will be exciting, historic, and how many times in my life will someone personally...
  • Former Special Forces Commander: Now It's Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell for Christians

    09/20/2013 1:37:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 20, 2013 | Michael W. Chapman
    AUDIO Interview at link. (CNSNews.com) – Many commanders in the Department of Defense are violating the religious rights of service members, forcing them to be quiet about their moral opposition to homosexuality and gay marriage, for instance, and, in effect, imposing a Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy on Christians, said Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William “Jerry” Boykin, the former commander of the U.S. Special Forces Command. In an interview, CNSNews.com asked Gen. Boykin, now the executive vice president of the Family Research Council (FRC), “Given the violation of religious liberties that have been going on, do you think that, ironically, Christians...
  • FRIEND: Navy Yard Shooter Liberal, Supported Obama

    09/17/2013 2:01:33 PM PDT · by sunmars · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | John Nolte
    Tuesday, on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” Michael Ritrovato spoke at length about his friend, suspected Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis. After expressing his condolences to the victims and their families, Ritrovato then expressed his shock over the actions of a man he described as being “like a brother to me” and a “good-natured guy.” Ritrovato went on to explain that two of them had a close relationship based in part on their differences, specifically race and politics. Alexis was black, Ritrovato is white. Ritrovato described himself as conservative and Alexis is “more of a liberal type” who supported...
  • Can Evangelical Chaplains Serve God and Country?—The Crisis Arrives

    09/17/2013 11:44:24 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 48 replies
    Southern Baptist Seminary ^ | 9/17/2013 | Dr. Al Mohler
    Can chaplains committed to historic biblical Christianity serve in the United States military? That question, though inconceivable to our nation’s founders, is now front and center. And the answer to that question will answer another, even more important question: Can religious liberty survive under America’s new moral order? The repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, coupled with the Supreme Court’s ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, set the stage for this crisis. The full normalization of same-sex relationships within the U.S. military is part of the unprecedented moral revolution that is now reshaping American...
  • ‘Don’t ask, don't tell’ activist dies in NY wreck

    08/30/2013 5:01:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 30, 2013 7:36 PM EDT
    Darren Manzella, a gay combat medic discharged from the Army after criticizing the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in a 2007 television interview, has died in a traffic accident in western New York. He was 36. His aunt, Robin Mahoney, on Friday confirmed his death. Manzella lived in the Chautauqua County town of Portland; he and his partner were married in July. …
  • Vance Air Force Base Airmen Wear 'My Little Pony' Patch

    08/03/2013 7:06:12 AM PDT · by Politically Correct · 29 replies
    NewsOn6 ^ | 31 July 2013 | Richard Clark
    ENID, Oklahoma - A class of U.S. Air Force airmen learning how to fly at Vance Air Force Base near Enid is becoming an internet sensation, thanks to a patch. Every class of pilots in training at Vance Air Force Base picks its own patch. Class 14-05 picked one that's based on the cartoon "My Little Pony, Friendship Is Magic". The patch reads "My Little Pilot, Flying Is Magic". According to Air Force Times, My Little Pony has become popular with some members of the military, as well as other adults. These older fans are called "Bronies," short for "bro...
  • U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan using Craigslist to have sex with each other on base

    07/30/2013 1:43:10 PM PDT · by Irenic · 158 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 30 July 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    U.S. soldiers deployed to Afghanistan are using Craigslist to meet and have sex with each other on bases across the war-torn country, leading to concerns about a breakdown in discipline overseas. Military commanders have forbade any service members who are not married to each other from having sex while deployed to the combat zone. As a result, each of the covert meetings is a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The vast majority of the posts on Craigslist involve male soldiers seeking sex with other men - a practice that could have resulted in the discharge of both...
  • Bradley Manning has been found guilty of betraying his country. Throw away the key

    07/30/2013 11:34:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7-30-2013 | Tim Stanley
    It's reported that Bradley Manning has been found guilty of five counts of espionage and five counts of theft, all of which means a very long time in prison. And he deserves it. Ignore for the moment the fact that he's not been found guilty of aiding the enemy. They key thing here is that the court has, rightly, found him guilty of betraying his country. Lock him up and throw away the key. There are whistle-blowers and then there are traitors, and Bradley Manning falls into the latter category. Of course, there are also different categories of traitors and...
  • Defense attorney: Bradley Manning a whistleblower

    07/26/2013 11:34:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 26, 2013 11:22 AM EDT | David Dishneau and Pauline Jelinek
    U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is a whistleblower who wanted to inform the American public about the troubling things he saw in the war zone, and the soldier is willing to pay the price for giving secrets to WikiLeaks, his defense attorney said Friday. During closing arguments, attorney David Coombs disputed what prosecutors said a day earlier, that Manning was a traitor whose only mission as an intelligence analyst was to give classified information to the anti-secrecy website and bask in the attention. “He’s not seeking attention. He saying he’s willing to accept the price” for what he has done,...
  • AFA graduation: Class of 2013 told to 'do what is right for our Air Force'

    05/29/2013 4:03:46 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 21 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 5/29/2013 | Jakob Rodgers
    Beneath a rousing flyover of decades-old warbirds, 1,024 newly commissioned second lieutenants graduated Wednesday from the Air Force Academy - saluting the military's past while looking to its future. Air Force Secretary Michael Donley, in one of his last acts as the Air Force's top civilian, implored the cadets to tackle the service's many challenges, a lingering war, fiscal uncertainty and the "scourge" of pervasive sexual assaults during the ceremony at Falcon Stadium. "Each of you is responsible for the character of this Air Force, and its reputation," Donley said. "And I therefore charge you to serve with integrity, and...
  • Clinton never questioned in Benghazi probe: diplomat

    05/12/2013 8:42:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Google ^ | 5/12/13 | AFP
    WASHINGTON — Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton was never questioned by investigators looking into the attack on the US mission in Libya that claimed the life of the US ambassador, a head of the internal probe said Sunday. Ambassador Thomas Pickering said he and retired admiral Mike Mullen interviewed Clinton near the end of their investigation into the September 11 attack in Benghazi but saw no need to question her about her role. He said they knew and understood what she had done "because we had questioned people who had attended meetings with her what went on at those...
  • Photographing a Color Run Will Destroy Your Camera Gear–Don’t Do It

    05/09/2013 12:07:28 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 53 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | MAY 08.2013 | Roger Cicala
    If there hasn’t been a Color Run 5k or 10k race near you, there probably will be soon. And with all that color, you certainly want to take some pictures, right? Not with your camera you don’t. I’m never one to worry much about lens dust, but the color bombs they throw out at Color Runs are different. In the last month my lens rental business has had over 20 lenses and several cameras nearly ruined by these things. For what it’s worth, all of the renters tell us they really weren’t near any of the major ‘color bombs.’
  • GI pleads guilty in WikiLeaks case, faces 20 years (Bradley Manning)

    02/28/2013 5:15:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 28, 2013 7:34 PM EST | Ben Nuckols
    Bradley Manning, the Army private arrested in the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that could send him to prison for 20 years, saying he was trying to expose the American military’s “bloodlust” and disregard for human life in Iraq and Afghanistan. Military prosecutors said they plan to move forward with a court-martial on 12 remaining charges against him, including aiding the enemy, which carries a potential life sentence. … It was the first time Manning directly admitted leaking the material to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks and detailed the frustrations that led him...
  • Wife of Female Officer Gets Membership in Ft. Bragg Spouse Club

    01/28/2013 12:25:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 27, 2013 | Alyssa Newcomb
    The equal treatment of gay spouses in the military took a step forward after the Fort Bragg spouse’s club offered full membership to the wife of a female officer. Ashley Broadway, who is married to Lt. Col. Heather Mack, was offered full membership to the Association of Bragg Officers’ Spouses on Friday, after initially being offered a guest membership. “In order to immediately support all military officer spouses who are eligible for ABOS membership, a more inclusive definition of spouse was needed,” the group wrote on its website. Moving forward, the group said any spouse of an active duty commissioned...
  • Obama Muzzling Military Chaplains

    01/11/2013 7:34:26 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 29 replies
    http://rightmarch.com ^ | January 9, 2012 | George Neumayr
    One of the items on Obama’s second term agenda is to root out traditionally Christian chaplains from the military. He sees them as bigots unworthy of conscience protections. Like Chick-fil-A, they don’t uphold Obama’s “values.” Obama’s mouthpieces in the military have already blurted this out. In 2010, Admiral Michael Mullen told a Christian chaplain who opposed the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that “If you cannot get in line, resign your commission.” That same year Lieutenant General Thomas P. Bostick, the Army’s deputy chief of staff in charge of personnel, said military members who dissent from Obama’s...
  • ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ dischargees to receive full back pay from DOD

    01/07/2013 6:34:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/7/12 | Carlo Muńoz
    In a landmark settlement, the Pentagon has agreed to give full back pay to U.S. service members who were discharged due to their sexual orientation under the military's “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. The payouts will be granted to service members dismissed from the military under the now-repealed policy on or after November 2004. “This means so much to those of us who dedicated ourselves to the military, only to be forced out against our will for being who we are,” former Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Collins said in a statement from the American Civil Liberties Union, which brought...
  • Chuck Hagel's Record On Gay Rights

    01/07/2013 7:09:39 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 4 replies
    WaPo via HuffPo (URL link in 1st post below) | 1/7/2013 | Staff
    Chuck Hagel's Record On Gay Rights 1996: ... says he would have voted for the Defense of Marriage Act 1999: ... opposes repealing the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy 2005: ... Hagel calls on the [Nebraska] court to reverse its decidsion, complaining the court had overridden Nebraska voters who opposed gay marriage Chuck Hagel's Apology: Too Little, Too Late Log Cabin Republicans ...
  • First same-sex marriage being celebrated Saturday at West Point’s Cadet Chapel

    12/01/2012 10:51:03 AM PST · by NYer · 131 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 1, 2012
    <p>The first same-sex marriage at West Point’s Cadet Chapel will be celebrated Saturday – when a military veteran and her partner exchange vows roughly one year after President Obama ended the military policy banning openly gay people from serving in the military.</p>
  • GOP platform cuts gay rights in military

    08/26/2012 9:10:36 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 22 2012 | Staff
    President Obama's expansion of gay rights in the military, including on-base same sex marriage and wearing uniforms in gay pride parades, would be radically yanked back in a Mitt Romney administration, according to Republican platform positions taking shape in Tampa and OK'd by the candidate. "We're pushing back," said Elaine Donnelly, of the conservative Center for Military Readiness. "This is pretty big." While one subcommittee was tightening anti-abortion and "traditional marriage" language that won praise from the Family Research Council, a national security team moved rapidly to pull back expanded gay rights derided by critics as "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered...
  • Update: Secret Service denies thanking baker for rejecting Biden visit

    08/17/2012 2:07:17 PM PDT · by Justaham · 39 replies
    Did Secret Service officials associated with Vice President Joe Biden thank a baker for refusing to host the vice president at his shop on Wednesday, as local media reported? The U.S. Secret Service says it didn’t happen. “[O]ur personnel were not involved in making that statement,” U.S. Secret Service spokesman Max Milien told National Review Online’s Daniel Foster. “Milien said there were agents in the bakery, along with (similarly dressed) local law enforcement, but that USSS was there merely to thank the shop owners for their trouble and apologize for any inconvenience the advance team may have caused them,” National...
  • Suspect in (FRC) shooting allegedly said, 'I don't like your politics'

    08/17/2012 2:53:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/16/12 | Jordy Yager
    Suspect in shooting allegedly said, 'I don't like your politics'By Jordy Yager - 08/16/12 01:03 PM ET Officials have filed charges against Floyd Lee Corkins II for allegedly shooting a security guard in the arm at the Family Research Council’s (FRC) building in Washington, D.C. Prosecutors with the Department of Justice charged Corkins, who is from Herndon, Va., with illegally transporting a firearm and ammunition across state lines and assaulting the guard with the intent to kill him while armed. Corkins, 28, is expected to make an appearance in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday. In...
  • Military Gay Pride: Behavior Once Grounds for Court Martial Now Celebrated

    06/26/2012 11:51:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/26/2012 | By Alex Murashko
    The U.S. Department of Defense's recognition of Gay Pride Month less than a year after the repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) is the new "stark reality" that behavior once considered by the military as grounds for court martial is now celebrated, says the director of a chaplain alliance group. "For the first time ever, the Department of Defense is making a positive event over behavior (sodomy) that had been a court martial offense a year ago," Chaplain (Col.) Ron Crews, USAR retired, executive director for the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, told The Christian Post on Monday. "Now...
  • Pentagon To Hold First-Ever Gay Pride Event On Tuesday

    06/25/2012 5:22:08 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 86 replies
    US News ^ | 25 June 2012 | ELIZABETH FLOCK
    Less than a year after the Defense Department's "Don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) policy toward gay and lesbian service members was repealed, the Pentagon says it will hold its first-ever Gay Pride event Tuesday. The event is likely to be a more toned-down version of the Gay Pride parades that take place every June in cities around the world—sans the flags, wigs, beads and boas. (Though some have suggested rainbow camo or berets.) Instead, the Pentagon has planned a somber-sounding panel discussion entitled "The Value of Open Service and Diversity," according to a Defense Department press release. The event will...
  • Local Military Personnel Get OK to Show Gay Pride (BARF)

    06/22/2012 9:14:15 AM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    CBS2 (Chicago) ^ | June 22, 2012 | Steve Grzanich
    But now, thanks to the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, gay and lesbian soldiers and sailors have been told by top brass that it is OK to be out and proud. “As we recognize Pride Month, I want to personally thank all of our gay and lesbian service members,” said Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in a videotaped message released last week. “You can be proud of serving your country and be proud of who you are when in uniform.” In addition to the video, the Pentagon will host a Pride Month event on June 26 with a keynote speaker...
  • Congressmen, military chaplains denounce same-sex ceremony on La. base

    06/08/2012 3:06:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/07/2012 | Caroline May
    Two Republican congressmen and a military chaplains’ organization are crying foul after the U.S. Army confirmed that an Army chaplain officiated a same-sex wedding ceremony for two female soldiers last month in the base chapel at Fort Polk, La. “The liberal social experiment with our military continues. A same-sex marriage-like ceremony should not have occurred at Fort Polk, especially since the people of Louisiana have made it abundantly clear that our state does not recognize same-sex marriages or civil unions,” Louisiana Republican Rep. John Fleming said on Wednesday. “My frustration is compounded by the fact that a social agenda, which...
  • Colin Powell Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

    05/25/2012 5:50:52 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 20 replies
    BET ^ | May 24th 2012 | Joyce Jones
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell isn’t yet ready to endorse a presidential candidate, but on Wednesday evening, he endorsed same-sex marriage. Powell, who was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1993 when “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was implemented, said in an interview on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer that he has “no problem” with marriage equality and speculated that most Americans are prepared to adapt to changing times. “As I've thought about gay marriage, I know a lot of friends who are individually gay but are in partnerships with loved ones. And they are stable...
  • City Official Consults Ouija Board Before Vote

    05/24/2012 11:06:15 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | May 23, 2012 | San Francisco Chronicle
    City official consults Ouija board before vote SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco supervisor says he consulted a Ouija board before city leaders voted on whether to recommend naming a Navy ship after slain gay rights activist Harvey Milk. Supervisor John Avalos tells the San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/KnVnbu ) that he believes he made contact with Milk's spirit and that Milk spelled out letters indicating: "Good riddance to don't ask, don't tell." The Board of Supervisors approved the non-binding resolution Tuesday on a 9-2 vote. Milk was a city supervisor and former naval officer. He was fatally shot in...
  • President Obama Is Ending Black America's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy (Obama is the Messiah!)

    05/18/2012 7:20:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 17, 2012 | Aisha C. Moodie-Mills
    Since President Obama declared his support for marriage equality last week, many politicos (including myself) have speculated about whether black voters, who are divided on the issue, will abandon him. The consensus among gay rights supporters and foes alike is a resounding "no." Sure, some black clergy are outraged, but even they admit this issue is no deal breaker. And the ongoing debate over an unlikely black backlash eclipses what promises to be the most profound impact of the president's "evolution." President Obama has single-handedly dismantled the "don't ask, don't tell" policy within the black church -- that silent disdain...
  • ROBIN Roberts was worried Barack Obama would out her as a lesbian.

    05/11/2012 1:17:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 74 replies
    showbizspy.com ^ | May 11, 2012
    ROBIN Roberts was worried Barack Obama would out her as a lesbian. According to a Gawker report, the ABC news anchor — who scored the President Obama gay marriage interview — wasn’t overly enthusiastic about the scoop because she thought it would bring her own sexuality to the forefront. “Most of the discussions [among TV people] today about why Robin got the interview have to do with her being gay,” a source said. “Not that she’s black, or friends of the Obamas. “Obviously they picked her because she’s black and gay.
  • Marriage (E-Mail from Mr. Obama)

    05/09/2012 6:45:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    May 9, 2012 | Barack H. Obama
    Today, I was asked a direct question and gave a direct answer: I believe that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. I hope you'll take a moment to watch the conversation, consider it, and weigh in yourself on behalf of marriage equality: http://my.barackobama.com/Marriage I've always believed that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally. I was reluctant to use the term marriage because of the very powerful traditions it evokes. And I thought civil union laws that conferred legal rights upon gay and lesbian couples were a solution. But over the course of several years I've...
  • Bill would ask state contractors: Are you gay or lesbian?

    04/30/2012 7:53:40 PM PDT · by SmithL · 27 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 4/30/12 | Jim Sanders
    For the first time, California would ask its contractors if they are gay under legislation passed Monday by the Assembly. The measure, Assembly Bill 1960, would enable the owners of businesses that contract with the state to identify themselves as gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual. It would not require them to do so. The Assembly vote was 47-24, with only one Republican supporting it. The Department of General Services currently is required to collect data on contractors by race, ethnicity and gender. AB 1960 would add LGBT-owned businesses to that list. The bill by Sacramento Democratic Assemblyman Roger Dickinson seeks...
  • No charges dismissed for soldier in Wikileaks case

    04/26/2012 5:24:46 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 7 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | April 26 2012 | AP
    FORT MEADE, Md. — A military judge refused on Thursday to dismiss the most serious charge against an Army private accused in the biggest leak of government secrets in U.S. history. Col. Denise Lind rejected a defense motion to throw out the charge of "aiding the enemy" during a pretrial hearing for Pfc. Bradley Manning. The charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison. It was one of several motions seeking to dismiss some or all of the charges, but Lind left all 22 counts against Manning in place. In seeking dismissal of the most serious offense, defense attorney...
  • Romney voices support for "gay agenda."

    03/23/2012 9:02:36 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 31 replies · 1+ views
    MassResistance.com ^ | Jan. 8, 2012
    Calls from national media, state activists, and more POSTED: Jan. 8, 2012 Calls and emails have been coming in from across the country. As we've recently reported, former Mass. Governor Mitt Romney publicly re-stated his support for homosexual "rights" in America while campaigning in Iowa last month. This included his agreement with the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" in the military; he said he wouldn't reverse that. He does say that marriage itself should be one man and one woman — but that homosexual relationships should be recognized, respected, and supported. Romney discusses his views on "gay rights" with...