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  • United States Supreme Court Brief submitted in opposition to Homosexual Marriage

    04/27/2015 8:49:23 AM PDT · by mom of young patriots · 11 replies
    US Supreme Court Brief ^ | 3-27-15 | Barwick and Faust
    This excerpt starts on page 37 of the brief: Regardless of how this Court chooses to rule, we want the children of gay parents who come after us to know that they mattered. They were worth speaking up for. They are not simply part of the cost of doing the political business of the day or “acceptable casualties” so that we can all prove to be allies of the LGBT community, and pat ourselves on the back for being “progressive.” No. We love our parents and we know that they do too. But they have lost something precious. And we...
  • You guessed it: gay businessmen who hosted Ted Cruz apologize for “poor judgement”

    04/27/2015 7:25:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Remember when Ian Reisner and his partner – two gay businessmen from New York – hosted an event for Ted Cruz? Allahpundit wrote about the unusual meeting shortly after it happened and he made some rather prescient predictions. [Cruz] says the NYT was trying to suggest that he was somehow compromised in his conservatism for socializing with pro-SSM gay constituents, but I don’t know. Maybe the Times’s angle was really that Weiderpass and Reisner were compromised in their gayness for socializing with Cruz. The media understands very well by now what happens to business owners who stray from gay-marriage...
  • Gay Refugees From ISIS (ISIS men pose as gays to trap gays)

    04/25/2015 3:25:22 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 41 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Daily Beast
    If caught by jihadis, Syrian gays may be thrown from rooftops, or ransomed. And many live in fear of their own families. But Lebanon’s not the safe haven they hoped. BEIRUT — Two young men we’ll call Karim and Tareq were walking through the streets of Raqqa, Syria, in September 2013 on their second date. They’d just been to a good restaurant, and Karim was excited as Tareq was about to introduce him to his friends. But the night quickly turned ugly when five strangers showed up, put a sack over Karim’s head, gagged him, and drove him to an...
  • Bruce Jenner said he’s Republican. Only 21 percent of LGBT Americans are.

    04/25/2015 4:50:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2015 | Hunter Schwarz
    In an interview with ABC Friday, Bruce Jenner said he is transgender, and also Republican. [Snip] According to a July Gallup poll, 21 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans are Republican or lean Republican ... Note: Bruce Jenner's current name and a male pronoun is used in this post, as he has not requested a new name or pronoun be used.
  • 1978 Flashback: Bruce Jenner, Wheaties, and the ‘Breakfast of Champions’ [Romans 1]

    04/23/2015 3:55:37 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 35 replies
    Yahoo Food ^ | 4/23/2015 | Cassie Carothers
    With America fixated on all things Bruce Jenner and the anticipation around his Diane Sawyer interview Friday night on ABC, it seemed an interesting moment to revisit another time when he captured this country’s attention. In 1978, Jenner snagged one of the sports world’s biggest honors: appearing on the Wheaties cereal box. While this might not sound impressive in today’s era of multi-million dollar endorsement deals, back then it was one of the ultimate prizes for a top athlete. A lot of people know Jenner today from his relationship to the Kardashian clan. But decades ago, he became a national...
  • 2 Wives, 2 Pregnancies, 2 Photos: One Year Apart [1 Cor 6:9]

    04/23/2015 9:58:10 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/22/2015 | Rachel Bertsche
    Side-by-side photos of a same-sex couple, taken one year apart, are going viral this week. The photos show the couple standing on the beach — in the first, one wife is pregnant; in the second, the other is bearing a baby bump. Melanie Roy posted the photos on her Instagram account after she and her wife, Vanessa, took a trip to Miami a few months ago. The first photo was taken in January 2014 and shows a pregnant Vanessa showing off her belly in a bikini. The second photo was taken in January 2015 on the same beach, and this...
  • Army HUMILIATES Male Soldiers, Forces Them To Wear Women’s Clothing As Part Of Mandatory Training

    04/21/2015 12:01:59 PM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 87 replies
    As part of the Army’s mandatory Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention (SHARP) training, some units are requiring Soldiers to participate in a Walk a Mile In Her Shoes event, in order to bring awareness to rape and sexual assault, and “stop men’s sexualized violence against women.” Sounds positive, right? Well there’s just one little detail that is causing quite the controversy, as these male Soldiers will all be forced to cross-dress, wearing red high heeled shoes during the 1.26 mile walk. One cadet from Arizona ROTC said that any personnel who refused to participate in the event, would receive a...
  • Coach fired over Twitter threat to (Burn Down) Indiana Pizza Shop

    04/21/2015 12:18:33 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 70 replies
    Fox 59 ^ | 4-21-2015 | Kielly Weirks
    A northern Indiana school district says it has fired a coach who tweeted about burning down a pizza shop after its owners said they wouldn’t cater a gay wedding because of their religious beliefs. Concord Community Schools Superintendent Wayne Stubbs confirmed to The Goshen News that Jessica Dooley was terminated on Monday. Dooley had been suspended since April 1 after she suggested burning down Memories Pizza in Walkerton over the owners’ support for a new religious objects law that critics called anti-gay.
  • The next big fight for gay rights will be won by Big Business

    04/21/2015 6:43:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    The Week ^ | April 20, 2015 | Peter Weber
    The rapid expansion of gay rights and LGBT acceptance in the United States is a remarkable story, and one that's still unfolding. If you think you know how it ends, you don't. As federal courts and state and local governments have opened the door to same-sex marriage, for example, state legislatures in Republican-controlled capitals have been responding with measures to limit gay rights, quash same-sex marriage, and take away local control over LGBT anti-discrimination policies. The "religious freedom" laws in Indiana and Arkansas are the most famous of the recent state measures to curb gay rights. But Indianapolis and Little...
  • Feds drop almost half million dollars to study 'first penetrative' gay encounter

    04/18/2015 5:13:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 65 replies
    Examiner ^ | 4/17/15 | Timothy Whiteman
    Between the shrimp on a treadmill study and then the IRS's Star Trek-themed training films, there have been more than a few cries of outrage from taxpayers fed-up with their hard earned dollars seemingly wasted on hyper-frivolous reports and projects, the federal government doesn't seem to have gotten the message. Case in point would be the article published by The Washington Free Beacon on April 17, 2015, which details the government dropping nearly a half million dollars to study the levels of sexual satisfaction for men after their first "penetrative same-sex experience." With the impressive project title of FIRST AND...
  • 10th Annual Iowa Governors Conference on LGBTQ Youth: Words Matter [Luke 17]

    04/17/2015 3:19:25 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    IowaSafeSchools.org ^ | 4/2015 | Nate Monson, Executive Director, Iowa Safe Schools
    On April 3rd, Iowa Safe Schools held our 10th Annual Iowa Governors Conference on LGBTQ Youth. The event hosted over 1,000 attendees including students, college-aged youth, educators, parents, faith leaders, mental health providers, and more who care about the well-being of LGBTQ students in our state. This year’s speakers included the former Prime Minister of Iceland and first out head of government in the modern era - Jóhanna Sigurđardóttir; the first out WWE Superstar Darren Young; and Abbe Land the CEO of The Trevor Project which is a national LGBTQ youth suicide prevention hotline. Our conference provides the only opportunity...
  • Students at Pittsburgh-area school allegedly organize “Anti-Gay Day”

    04/17/2015 12:54:19 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 29 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | uncredited
    A Pittsburgh-area school district is investigating allegations of harassment involving students. Several parents and students from McGuffey High School in Washington County have reached out to Channel 11 News voicing concern about a so-called “Anti-Gay Day” allegedly organized by some students. A group of students allegedly spread the news that if they were “Anti-Gay,” they were to wear a flannel shirt and write “Anti-Gay” on their hands. Below is a statement from Dr. Erica Kolat, the superintendent of McGuffey School District. “Yesterday afternoon, April 16, 2015, allegations of harassment were brought to the attention of our administration. McGuffey School District,...
  • Colorado GOP Invites Snubbed Gay Group to Summit

    04/16/2015 9:57:50 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 9 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | April 17, 2015 03:16 UTC | Associated Press
    DENVER — The Colorado Republican Party has invited a gay GOP group that was barred from setting up a table at the Western Conservative Summit to share its booth. The Denver Post reports (http://goo.gl/06887P ) party Chairman Steve House announced the decision Thursday, the day after the Log Cabin Republicans were snubbed by summit organizers.
  • (Pitt) University Warns Professors That Their Students’ Genders May Change Over Time

    04/16/2015 8:19:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | April 15, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    This information was part of the University of Pittsburgh’s “Gender-Inclusive/Non-Sexist Language Guidelines and Resources” document. The University of Pittsburgh has released a set of “Gender-Inclusive/Non-Sexist Language Guidelines and Resources” informing instructors how they should be talking in their classrooms in order to not offend anyone. One suggestion is to ask “students to write down preferred names and pronouns” on the first day while also keeping in mind that just because a student wanted a particular pronoun on the first day doesn’t mean that he/she/they/zi/zie will always want that pronoun because “a person’s gender identity may change over time.” “Zi” and...
  • George Washington and most of Jamestown had gay sex... and John Wilkes Booth was one of Abraham [tr]

    04/15/2015 1:43:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 216 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 15, 2015 | Alexandra Klaunser
    Abraham Lincoln and George Washington were gay, says a new book by a gay activist and award winning writer. Larry Kramer, 79, says he believes what's written in his history book is true though he is selling it as fiction to avoid legal troubles. In Volume One of his two part book 'The American People,' Kramer says that Abraham Lincoln was gay and his killer John Wilkes Booth was actually Lincoln's spurned gay lover. 'We know that Abraham Lincoln was gay,' Kramer told CBS in an interview about the book which came out this month.
  • GLAAD Gives Failing Grades to Sony and Disney for (not having enough) Gays in Film

    04/15/2015 8:53:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 15, 2015 | Gregg Kilday
    Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters may be showing up on television with increasing regularity, but they are still a relative rarity in mainstream movies released by the major Hollywood studios. In its third annual report about LGBT representation on film, GLAAD, the gay advocacy group, found that of the 114 releases from the major studios in 2014, only 20 of them, or 17.5 percent, included characters identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual. [Snip] Among the inclusive films, the report found, 65 percent of them featured gay male characters, less than a third featured bisexuals and about one tenth included...
  • SA Screeners At DIA Manipulated System To Grope Men’s Genitals

    04/14/2015 7:03:46 AM PDT · by magellan · 53 replies
    KCNC-TV CBS 4 Denver ^ | April 13, 2015 | Brian Maass
    A CBS4 investigation has learned that two Transportation Security Administration screeners at Denver International Airport have been fired after they were discovered manipulating passenger screening systems to allow a male TSA employee to fondle the genital areas of attractive male passengers. It happened roughly a dozen times, according to information gathered by CBS4. According to law enforcement reports obtained during the CBS4 investigation, a male TSA screener told a female colleague in 2014 that he "gropes" male passengers who come through the screening area at DIA. "He related that when a male he finds attractive comes to be screened by...
  • Russian version of the Siri app was accused of homophobia

    04/14/2015 3:02:07 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 8 replies
    LNR Media ^ | 04/14/2015
    Owners of smartphones and tablets from Apple complained about homophobia in the Russian version of personal assistant Siri. This was reported by one of the users of the video hosting site YouTube. According to him, those interested in the topic of homosexuality are called 'rude' by the Siri. [...]In a video (in Russian) posted on YouTube, the user talks with a smartphone. "I'd blush if I could," replied Siri in the video to the request "gay clubs around me". On the request to talk about same-sex marriage, Siri remained at first silent, then said: "I'm gonna pretend I didn't hear...
  • Pace Quickens as Pansexuality Pushes to Fast Track Realignment

    04/13/2015 5:00:10 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 27 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | April 11, 2015 | David W. Virtue
    It is becoming increasingly clear that realignment in the Anglican Communion is reaching new levels of intensity and speed as concern for the inroads of pansexual behavior by western pan Anglicanism provinces increases with greater stridency. Consider the following. In Melbourne, recently, the chairman of GAFCON, the Most Rev. Eliud Wabukala of Kenya, launched a new chapter of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans and ripped the "cultural captivity" of North American Anglican Churches. He went on to say that a crisis is developing in the Church of England, which you can be sure Archbishop Justin Welby does not want to...
  • Obama Shoots Rainbow of 'Hope & Change' From Hand

    04/12/2015 4:14:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | April 12, 2015 | Trey Sanchez
    A perfectly framed photo by official White House photographer Pete Souza captured President Obama waving from the steps of Air Force One as a rainbow appears to emanate from the president's hand. The White House was quick to capitalize on this one-of-a-kind photo posting the following to Twitter:
  • University ‘Academics’ Say Pedophilia Is ‘Natural For Males’

    04/10/2015 10:23:14 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 104 replies
    Truth Uncensored ^ | April 7, 2015 | By Lauren Richardson
    Some university academics actually think that it is ‘natural’ for men to be ‘aroused’ by children. The Telegraph reported that “Paedophilic interest is natural and normal for human males,” said the presentation. “At least a sizeable minority of normal males would like to have sex with children … Normal males are aroused by children.” Some yellowing tract from the Seventies or early Eighties, era of abusive celebrities and the infamous PIE, the Paedophile Information Exchange? No. Anonymous commenters on some underground website? No again. The statement that paedophilia is “natural and normal” was made not three decades ago but last...
  • Now Protesters Insist That A Catholic School Must HIRE A Gay Teacher

    04/09/2015 2:41:44 PM PDT · by blueyon · 31 replies
    TheDC ^ | 4/08/15 | Eric Owens
    Students and alumni of a Catholic high school in Iowa held a rally on Wednesday afternoon to protest a decision by school officials not to hire a gay teacher. The rally at Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines involved a walkout and a demonstration at which a handful of students and alumni spoke, reports The Des Moines Register. The gay teacher who did not get hired had worked as a substitute at Dowling Catholic High — a school of some 1,430 souls. In the process of vetting the teaching candidate for a full-time teaching job, school officials learned...
  • Colorado Double Standard: Bakers Should Not Be Forced to Make Anti-Gay Cakes

    04/09/2015 5:06:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Bill Jack wants to make one thing perfectly clear: Bakers should not be forced to make a cake that would violate their conscience or freedom of expression. Jack, of Castle Rock, Colo., is making national headlines over an experiment he conducted in the wake of attacks on Christian business owners who refuse to provide services for same-sex marriages. Last year, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruled that the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood unlawfully discriminated against a gay couple who wanted a wedding cake. Jack Phillips, the owner of the cake shop, is a devout Christian, and his attorneys argued that...
  • NYT Writer: Christians ‘Must Be Made’ to Embrace Gay Lifestyle

    04/08/2015 10:23:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 102 replies
    Brietbart ^ | April 8, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams
    In the wake of the Indiana donnybrook over religious liberty, which somehow was transformed overnight into a question of gay rights, it couldn’t be long before the New York Times weighed in against Christians. Yet who could have expected the draconian measures the Times would propose? Either Christians fully embrace the gay lifestyle, or you will be coerced into doing so.
  • Leading Conservatives Call on Apple to Pull Out of Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran [snip]

    04/07/2015 10:03:32 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 20 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 4/7/2015 | John Hawkins
    Last week, I got together with Bruce Carroll from Gay Patriot to write a letter calling on Apple to live up to its publicly stated principles by pulling out of countries that murder their citizens for being gay. After the letter was written, we asked some other conservatives to sign on with us. A full list of signatories follows. Recently, Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “Our message, to people around the country and around the world, is this: Apple is open. Open to everyone, regardless of where they come from, what they look like, how they worship or who they...
  • WATCH: Hitler Reacts To Being Denied Gay Wedding Cake!

    04/06/2015 5:13:17 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 23 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 04/06/2015 | Steven Crowder
    So I hate comparisons to Nazis as much as the next guy. Especially Hitler. But this recent deal with bakeries, pizzerias and religious freedom has created a line in the sand. Do you stand with fascism, political correctness, and big government, or do you stand with freedom? It’s just that simple. This video reflects that. Here’s Hitler reacting to a business denying him gay wedding cakes. Trust me, just watch it.
  • Seven Questions for Same-Sex Marriage Advocates

    04/04/2015 6:53:25 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 68 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | April 3, 2015 | Rev. John C. Rankin
    At the simplest level, there are seven questions central to the debate over same-sex marriage that rarely if ever gain public review. I have written on them below, and what you read here has been refashioned for proper presentation before the United States Supreme Court when it reviews four cases on the matter April 28, 2015. 1. What is the Source for Unalienable Rights? 2. Is Marriage a Right or a Liberty? 3. How Does the Creator Define Human Sexuality? 4. God-given Rights or Human-defined Rights? 5. Is the Declaration of Independence Honored Anymore? 6. Can a Healthy Social Order...
  • Religious Liberty Losing to Gay Rights

    04/03/2015 9:03:31 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 18 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | April 2, 2015 | Mike McManus
    Thanks to brilliant tactics by gay activists, huge doses of corporate hypocrisy, tongue-tied politicians, and the silence of religious leaders -- religious liberty lost big battles in Indiana and Arkansas this week. Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote a column in The Washington Post deploring a "dangerous happening" of a "wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states" that would "allow people to discriminate against their neighbors." For example, he said Indiana and Arkansas passed laws that would allow individuals to "cite their personal religious beliefs to refuse service to a customer." Incorrect. First, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act...
  • Could This Pastor's Strategy Shut Down Attacks on Christian Businesses?

    04/03/2015 3:36:04 AM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 53 replies
    Charisma News ^ | April 1, 2015 | CJ Conner
    Last week, Arlene's Flowers in Washington was fined $1,000 for declining a request to provide floral arrangements for the religious wedding service of gay men that she had served secularly for years. Citing her Christian convictions against participating in pagan rituals, grandma Barronelle Stutzman failed to prevail in her religious freedom case. Faithful American Christians are increasingly under attack across the country by the gay lobby. Religious freedom is being radically and swiftly eroded. Remember the Houston 5, whose sermons and emails were subpoenaed as a repercussion of their opposition to the radical gay lobby in Houston, Texas. It is...
  • Gay Group Demands Christian Churches Be SHUT DOWN for Opposing Same-Sex Marriage

    04/03/2015 2:30:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    4/02/15
    Link only - Gay Group Demands Christian Churches Be SHUT DOWN for Opposing Same-Sex Marriage
  • HIDDEN CAMERA: Gay Wedding Cake (Ordered) At Muslim Bakeries in Dearborn, MI

    04/02/2015 9:13:35 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 39 replies
    Louder With Crowder ^ | April 2, 2015 | Louder With Crowder
    Gay wedding cakes! Yes folks, I did this. I went there. You have this now. Actually, I taped this video a long time ago but due to audio corruption issues, was never able to upload it. Now that my in-house whizz kid, Jared was able to salvage the footage, I am passing it onto you. What do you think happens when a gay, like SUPER gay Crowder tries to get a super gay wedding cake baked at a Muslim bakery? I’m pretty sure you can guess, but you might as well watch this week’s adventure to Dearborn, MI to find...
  • Christian Asks Thirteen Gay Bakeries To Bake Him Pro-Traditional Marriage Cake (Short title)

    04/02/2015 7:52:37 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 93 replies
    Closedpress.com ^ | 4/2/15 | Closedpress
    Say that "Bestiality Is Wrong" or "Polygamy Is Wrong" and it's not considered hate speech, but if you have the opinion that "Gay Marriage Is Wrong" the whole world jumps up and down screaming "racism" "bigotry" and "hatred". This is becoming the politically-correct norm, but no matter what one argues, this is suppressing free speech. No one targeted pro-gay bakeries, but gay activists target Christian bakeries. "Support Gay Marriage" is one Christian bakery was sued for refusing to put that slogan on a cake for an event to support the gay agenda. Yet Christian bakeries that refuse to make pro-homosexual...
  • HIDDEN CAMERA: Gay Wedding Cake At Muslim Bakeries

    04/02/2015 7:30:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Louder With Crowder” ^ | 4/2/15 | Steven Crowder
    Gay wedding cakes! Yes folks, I did this. I went there. You have this now. Actually, I taped this video a long time ago but due to audio corruption issues, was never able to upload it. Now that my in-house whizz kid, Jared was able to salvage the footage, I am passing it onto you. What do you think happens when a gay, like SUPER gay Crowder tries to get a super gay wedding cake baked at a Muslim bakery? I’m pretty sure you can guess, but you might as well watch this week’s adventure to Dearborn, MI to find...
  • William Buckley and Gore Vidal trade insults

    04/01/2015 10:53:39 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 10 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj0ChLVTpaA ^ | today | thesligoduffyflynns
    Well isn't this a fine kettle and pot? Buckley shot straight from the hip & no holds barred.
  • Living together or gay marriage

    04/01/2015 6:08:55 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 62 replies
    vanity | 04/01/2015 | ealgeone
    For discussion purposes.... Pretend you own a bakery, or pizza place, et. The area in which you work is also one in which you live close by. You know your customers. You are a Christian. A young man and woman are living together in the apartment above yours. You see them a couple of times a week and even say hello. They come into your business and want to order a cake with the following inscription: TWO YEARS TOGETHER You know they're not married. Do you bake the cake? What say you Fellow Freepers
  • "Gay marriage" and the frenzy of hate

    04/01/2015 1:40:15 PM PDT · by cleghornboy · 16 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 1, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    John Zmirak writes, "The expected Supreme Court decision imposing on 50 states an entirely new understanding of marriage, and the frenzy of hatred that gay activists have stoked against Indiana for trying to shelter religious believers from crippling lawsuits should wake us to a cold and stark reality: The age of tolerance in America is vanishing before your eyes. The question is how Christians and other people of faith and good will are going to respond. Let’s break this down in stark and simple terms: Not only were gay activists willing to overturn an act of Congress (the Defense of...
  • Walmart Asks Arkansas Governor To Veto Religion Freedom Bill

    03/31/2015 5:00:48 PM PDT · by C19fan · 81 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 31, 2015 | Staff
    The chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Tuesday asked the governor of Arkansas to veto a religious freedom measure, saying the bill approved by lawmakers earlier in the day undermines "the spirit of inclusion" in the state.
  • So where is the outrage from black Christians?

    03/31/2015 2:23:52 PM PDT · by eekitsagreek · 29 replies
    Where is the outrage from black Christians over gay marriage? If black Christians are truly outraged, would Democrats think twice before pursuing more of the gay agenda?
  • NY bans state-funded travel to Indiana

    03/31/2015 1:35:10 PM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 31, 2015 | Keith Laing
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced on Tuesday that he is banning all non-essential state-funded travel to Indiana in response to a state law that critics say would allow businesses to deny service to gay people. "Today, I direct all agencies, departments, boards and commissions to immediately review all requests for state funded or state sponsored travel to the State of Indiana and to bar any such publicly funded travel that is not essential to the enforcement of state law or public health and safety,” Cuomo said in a statement.
  • Gay Marriage Isn’t About Justice, It’s About Selma Envy

    03/31/2015 1:09:00 PM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 31, 2015 | Hane Fiene
    Why do so many young adults paint absurd caricatures of Christians who request government protection of their religious freedoms, arguing their true goal is to ban gay men from sitting at the local lunch counter? Why do they spread falsehoods about legislation, insisting that bills like the one recently signed by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will unleash a Republican-led Jim Crow revival aimed at the LGBT community? Why do so many people, Gen Xers and younger, invent a monster of anti-gay bigotry and keep screaming the monster is real despite a mountain of contrary facts standing before them? The answer...
  • Connecticut governor: Mike Pence is a ‘bigot’

    03/31/2015 10:27:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | March 31, 2015 | Kendall Breitman
    Mike Pence is a bigot, according to one of his fellow governors. “When you see a bigot you have to call him on it,” Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Story Continued Below Malloy, the incoming chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, on Monday signed an executive order banning state-funded travel to Indiana in response to a "religious freedom" law signed last week by Pence. Critics say the law, known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, would allow businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians; Pence insists it’s meant only to protect religious communities from government encroachment...
  • NASCAR: Indiana law fosters intolerance, exclusion

    03/31/2015 9:19:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 31, 2015 | George Diaz
    Perhaps Indiana Gove. Mike Pence and state lawmakers should revisit the “religious freedom” legislation. They’ve officially lost NASCAR , a sport that, despite its growing diversity, still has a strong conservative base. “NASCAR is disappointed by the recent legislation passed in Indiana,” said NASCAR Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer Brett Jewkes, in a statement released Tuesday. “We will not embrace nor participate in exclusion or intolerance. We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our sport and therefore will continue to welcome all competitors and fans at our events in the state of Indiana and anywhere else we...
  • Once again the Liberal Media assert their power.

    03/31/2015 7:53:38 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 35 replies
    As I watched "Good Morning America" today, I saw a segment where the media was bringing pressure to bear on the Indiana legislature and governor. George Stephanopolous was questioning governor Pence: George Stephanopolis:Final question, final yes-or-no question, Governor. Do you think it should be legal, in the state of Indiana, to discriminate against gays or lesbians? And this is how they characterize the debate. They portray one side (theirs) as heroic, and the other side (ours) as evil. Governor Pence was not prepared for this ambush. His response was scatter shot and muddled. Among the things he could have said...
  • Indiana: The Holy War of the Left

    03/31/2015 6:35:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    American Conservative ^ | March 31, 2015 | Rod Dreher
    Today’s Indianapolis Star front page uses the headline approach usually reserved for war. Because that’s what this is: culture war, and the mainstream media, as a vital part of the progressive movement, is waging total war for a cause they believe is holy. I’m not exaggerating. To most of the media, there is no other side in the gay marriage debate, or on anything to do with gay rights. There is only Good and Evil. And so we have the spectacle of a moral panic that makes a party that is a chief beneficiary of the First Amendment — a...
  • Questions For Indiana’s Critics

    03/31/2015 6:13:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 30, 2015 | Ross Douthat
    I know that I should say something about the backlash and debate over Indiana’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, but it’s been hard to come up with something that I didn’t already say in my column when it was Arizona’s variation on the same law, vetoed under pressure, that was in the news. That column made the case that the only remaining question in the same-sex marriage “debate” was what kind of space, if any, an ascendant cultural liberalism would leave to Americans with traditional views on what constitutes a marriage; that the correlation of forces (corporate now...
  • Indiana Chamber Comments on Religious Freedom Bill Becoming Law (No friend of SoCons)

    03/30/2015 10:21:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Indiana Chamber of Commerce ^ | March 26, 2015 | Staff
    Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Brinegar comments on SB 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration bill, becoming law today and the reaction to that: “In our eyes, the law is entirely unnecessary. The reactions to it are not unexpected or unpredicted; passing the law was always going to bring the state unwanted attention. "Yet we are optimistic that the public overall will continue to look to Indiana as a place to come to do business, attend a convention or enjoy a sporting event. Indiana has shown time and time again – whether it’s hosting the Super Bowl or...
  • Indiana: A Religious Liberty Bellwether

    03/30/2015 9:58:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    American Conservative ^ | March 30, 2015 | Rod Dreher
    I spent the weekend reading as much as I could about the controversy over Indiana’s new religious freedom law. What it tells us is very bad, from a conservative perspective, especially a religious conservative perspective. Let me explain. First, the Indiana law is not substantially different from the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, nor is it substantially different from state RFRAs in place in most other states in the US. Indiana law professor Daniel O. Conkle, who supports gay rights in general and same-sex marriage in particular, also supports the Indiana law, and explains why here. Excerpts:
  • College Feminist Group to Hold “Queer Cr*p Porn” Lecture

    03/30/2015 6:16:35 AM PDT · by rightistight · 12 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/30/15 | Aurelius
    A feminist group at the University of Wollongong plans to hold an event on Wednesday about gay pornography. The "cr*p" in their event is never actually specified, meaning that the pornography will either feature fecal matter or disabled people. The event, advertised on Facebook, is titled "FreeSchool #5: The Radical Potential of Queer Cr*p Porn." It will be hosted by FemSoc, which is short for "Feminist Society." This is the picture used to promote the event: The description states, "This weeks free school will be delivered by FemSoc member Liv Todhunter on the radical potential of Queer Cr*p Porn to...
  • Tim Cook: Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous

    03/30/2015 7:13:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 29, 2015 | Tim Cook
    There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country. A wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states, would allow people to discriminate against their neighbors. Some, such as the bill enacted in Indiana last week that drew a national outcry and one passed in Arkansas, say individuals can cite their personal religious beliefs to refuse service to a customer or resist a state nondiscrimination law.
  • STEALTH ASSAULT: Republicans are quietly strategizing to delete gay marriage from the party’s [tr]

    03/30/2015 6:25:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 30, 2015 | Alex Roarty
    Late last summer, with midterms consuming the attention of the political class, a group of GOP activists spent two days in Des Moines trying to convince their fellow Republicans that change was coming to their party. With eyes on 2016, they attended the Iowa State Fair, talked with newspaper editorial boards, and even ventured onto conservative talk radio. To cap it off, on the last evening, supporters gathered at 801 Chophouse, the upscale watering hole of the city's political elite, as if to announce their movement had gone mainstream. That it couldn't be dismissed as fringe any longer.