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  • Barney Frank stuns commencement crowd during speech

    05/28/2012 7:16:21 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 30 replies
    WHDH-TV ^ | 5/28/12 | Victoria Block
    NEWTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- Democratic Representative Barney Frank raised eyebrows during his commencement speech at UMass Dartmouth when he referenced the Trayvon Martin case. Barney Frank, never at a loss for words, drew gasps from the commencement crowd at UMass Dartmouth where his good friend Hubie Jones was awarded an honorary doctorate -- complete with a degree and hood. "When they give you an honorary doctorate they give you one of these and Hubie, I think you now got a hoodie you can wear and no one will shoot at you," Frank said during his speech. The crowd was stunned...
  • Maureen Dowd: Fight really about controlling women, not birth

    05/28/2012 5:02:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Contra Costa Times / The New York Times ^ | May 28, 2012 | Maureen Dowd
    Your parents spill a few secrets as they get older. One night at dinner with my mom, I ventured that the rhythm method had worked well for her, given that there were six years between my sister Peggy and my brother Kevin, and six more between Kevin and me. She arched an eyebrow. "Well, sometimes your father used something," she said. My parents were the most devout Catholics I've ever known. But my dad came from a family of 16 in County Clare in Ireland, and my mom's mother came from a family of 13 in County Mayo. So they...
  • CNN Urges Normal Couples to Emulate Homosexuals’ Promiscuity

    05/18/2012 12:57:16 PM PDT · by massmike · 57 replies
    moonbattery.com ^ | 05/18/2012 | n/a
    In addition to providing predictable Establishment Left spin to the news, CNN is attempting to remain relevant by offering marriage counseling. Its advice: normal couples should follow the example of homosexuals, who have left behind old-fashioned notions of sexual fidelity. According to “eminent marriage therapist” John Gottman, “Straight couples may have a lot to learn from gay and lesbian relationships.” For example, “A number of my gay clients prefer to be sexually open but emotionally monogamous,” says sex and relationship therapist Joe Kort. “They can have lovers on the side and not have it be a threat to the relationship.”...
  • NHS removes word 'Dad' from pregnancy handbook in case it offends same sex couples

    05/28/2012 9:51:16 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 27, 2012 | Sophie Borland
    The Health Service has removed the word ‘dad’ from a pregnancy handbook for fear of offending gay and lesbian parents. Officials decided to use the term ‘partner’ throughout the 200-page guide, titled Ready Steady Baby, after receiving a complaint that ‘dad’ was discriminating against same-sex couples. But the omission of the word has angered some campaigners who claim that traditional family values are being undermined. Norman Wells, of the Family Education Trust, said: ‘This is all part of an agenda to present as natural a type of family that cannot be created by natural means. ‘The NHS should not be...
  • Barney Frank Tells Black Degree Recipient He Hopes "No One Will Shoot At You" For Wearing A "Hoodie"

    05/28/2012 8:45:16 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 53 replies
    Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was one of several speakers at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth undergraduate commencement that took place this Sunday. Frank was also one of two people that received the Chancellor's Distinguished Service Medal at the event. However, Congressman Frank made a controversial comment about Hubie Jones, a black recipient of an honorary doctorate, that elicited an audible gasp from the audience. In reference to the Trayvon Martin case, Frank said "you now got a hoodie you can wear and no one will shoot at you." After the audience reacted, Frank said, "I think you'll feel, I hope,...
  • Barney Frank Just Ripped You Off

    05/28/2012 5:42:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2012 | John Ransom
    I just finished reading Brian Sullivan’s Reform battles rollback as Romney pledges to repeal Obama's financial regulations regarding the differences between Romney and Obama on the financial services regulations known as Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sullivan’s piece is mostly what you would expect from a mainstream media outlet. It’s a topical check list of “On the one hand Romney wants, on the other hand Obama says…” that is just a series of campaign infomercials disguised as balanced analysis. (Please see my personal plea at the end of this article for USA Cares this Memorial Day- and please... give generously)     And it illustrates what’s really...
  • Archbishop: Networks 'missed the boat' on coverage of church's ObamaCare lawsuits

    05/28/2012 4:32:44 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 47 replies
    fox news ^ | 5/27/2012 | fox news
    The archbishop of Washington on Sunday accused the network news programs of having "missed the boat" by largely ignoring lawsuits filed this past week by Catholic institutions challenging the Obama administration's so-called contraception mandate. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, speaking on "Fox News Sunday," was responding to an analysis by the conservative Media Research Center of how the networks' evening newscasts treated coverage of the dozen federal lawsuits filed Monday. According to the center, CBS spent 19 seconds on the story after it broke, while the other networks gave it no coverage. "It is puzzling, particularly since they're focusing so much attention...
  • Colin Powell: I Have 'No Problem' With Gay Marriage

    05/27/2012 3:53:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5/24/12
    General Colin Powell said on Wednesday that he supports gay marriage, representing a turning point for the former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "I have no problem with it," Powell told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in an interview. "In terms of the legal matter of creating a contract between two people that's called marriage, and allowing them to live together with the protection of law, it seems to me is the way we should be moving in this country. And so I support the president's decision."
  • Ditch plans for same-sex marriage, voters tell MPs (UK: Cameron still “liberal conservative”)

    05/26/2012 2:43:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:00PM BST 26 May 2012 | Patrick Hennessy, Political Editor
    Plans to legalize same-sex marriage are the number one issue in MPs’ postbags—with an overwhelming majority of voters opposed to the move—according to a new poll. The survey of MPs from across the political spectrum by ComRes also shows that only one in 25 parliamentarians believes that allowing gay unions is a main priority for voters. The poll comes in the wake of a growing number of Conservative heavyweights declaring that they do not support moves to allow same-sex marriage by law by the time of the next election, May 2015. Last week, Downing Street backed down by signaling that...
  • Manny Pacquiao's Gay Marriage Remarks Attracting Evangelical Fans?

    05/25/2012 2:33:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Christian Post ^ | 05/25/2012 | By Stoyan Zaimov
    A boxing promoter has suggested that the recent controversy surrounding world champion boxer Manny Pacquiao defending the traditional definition of marriage may encourage Filipinos who have not been following the sport to now get behind Pacquiao in his next fight. "It may very well resonate with people," Top Rank promoter Bob Arum was quoted as saying by CBS News, as Pacquiao gets ready to fight Timothy Bradley on June 9 in a Pay-Per-View event. "We have so many evangelical Christians living in this country that have paid attention to this whole thing. Some of these people would never think of...
  • Petition to change dictionary’s definition of marriage attracts over 65,000 signatures

    05/25/2012 2:24:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/25/2012 | Caroline May
    Dictionaries apparently do have the power to offend. More than 65,000 people have signed a Change.org petition challenging Dictionary.com to “correct” its definition of marriage to include same-sex couples. Dictionary.com currently defines marriage as “the social institution under which a man and woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments, religious ceremonies, etc.” and, alternatively, as “a similar institution involving partners of the same gender: gay marriage.” The petition asks that the definition instead describe marriage as “the social institution under which a man and woman, woman and woman, or man and man establish their...
  • Another Federal Judge Rules Defense of Marriage Act Unconstitutional

    05/25/2012 10:33:26 AM PDT · by kevcol · 50 replies
    KQED (Bay Area/CA) ^ | May 25, 2012 | News Staff and Wires
    (Bay City News) A federal judge ruled in Oakland that the state's public-employee pension system must make long-term care insurance equally available to same-sex spouses and partners. U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken said a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, is unconstitutional to the extent that it limits same-sex spouses of state workers in obtaining the insurance. . . Wilken said the DOMA ban violated the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal treatment. She wrote that there was no proof the DOMA provision was "rationally related to a legitimate government interest." . . In today's ruling, Wilken...
  • UConn welcomes gay players

    05/25/2012 4:13:50 AM PDT · by Third Person · 18 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 24th, 2012 | Unknown
    STORRS, Conn. -- Gay and play hockey? You're welcome at the University of Connecticut. That is the message the school's men's hockey team is sending out in two videos for a program called You Can Play. The goal of the international initiative launched in March is to work to end homophobia in hockey. "We thought it was a great idea to show the community how we feel about homosexuality in sports, and let people know that anyone can play on our team," said UConn captain Sean Ambrosie. The public service videos are posted on YouTube and the UConn website, and...
  • Quietly, the Republican Party is embracing gays

    05/25/2012 1:15:11 AM PDT · by Bratch · 33 replies
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | May 15, 2012 | Curtis Tate
    WASHINGTON — A quiet transformation is taking place in the Republican Party, which has begun to embrace openly gay candidates – and among gay Republicans, who now feel more comfortable speaking out in a party that may have accepted them but didn’t always show it. While differences still exist, the party is on the cusp of a generational shift in which the longtime foes of gay rights are replaced by younger party leaders who are more accepting. “It’s an exponential change from a few years ago,” said former Republican Rep. Jim Kolbe. “It’s happening, and it’s going to continue to...
  • 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...
  • Blacks help push Maryland toward gay marriage

    05/25/2012 4:38:11 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2012 | David Hill
    The nation’s changing views on same-sex marriage and new support from black leaders could put Maryland on track toward becoming the first state to cast a public vote in favor of gay marriage, according to a poll released Thursday. The survey from liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling showed 57 percent of Maryland voters would vote for gay marriage if it is put to referendum this fall and just 37 percent would vote against it — a stark departure from past polls by the firm and other groups that have shown Marylanders to be almost evenly divided on the issue. More than...
  • Target Pushes Homosexual Agenda

    05/24/2012 12:11:06 PM PDT · by massmike · 27 replies
    moonbattery.com ^ | 05/24/2012 | n/a
    How anyone could take pride in spreading ghastly, lethal diseases through extremely disgusting forms of sexual depravity is beyond my comprehension, but the suits at Target seem to get it: For each item extolling perversion that is sold, Target promises to donate 100% of the purchase price to the Family Equality Council, a revolting outfit devoted to perverting and destroying the concept of family and subjecting children to sexual exploitation in homosexual “marriages.”
  • Underground gay group emerges, shaking evangelical Christian college

    05/24/2012 12:15:42 PM PDT · by Glacier Honey · 3 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/24/12 | John Boxly
    LA MIRADA, Calif. -- On the same day President Obama became the first U.S. president to come out in support of same-sex marriage, a group of students announced the presence of the "Biola Queer Underground" at this small evangelical university, touching off a highly-charged debate about Christianity and homosexuality. The group launched a website and posted flyers around the Biola University campus May 9 with the following message: "We want to bring to light the presence of the LGBTQ community at Biola. Despite what some may assume, there are Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender, and Queers at Biola. We are Biola's...
  • How do you feel about President Obama's support for same-sex marriage?

    05/24/2012 1:35:46 PM PDT · by ncfool · 12 replies
    St. Louis Business Journal Poll ^ | May 24, 2012 | St. Louis Business Journal
    How do you feel about President Obama's support for same-sex marriage? How do you feel about President Obama's support for same-sex marriage? I agree with his position I think he's wrong http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/poll/poll/8171901?ana=e_du_pub&s=article_du&ed=2012-05-24
  • Bishop: Conservatives may ‘cop-opt’ HHS lawsuits for ‘anti-Obama crusade’

    05/24/2012 5:27:03 PM PDT · by topher · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | May 24, 2012 | by Ben Johnson
    STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA, May 24, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A California-based bishop is concerned that the lawsuits to overturn the HHS mandate filed by the leading dioceses and institutions of his Church may be used to underscore political criticism of the Obama administration. Bishop Stephen Blaire of Stockton told America magazine that, while the bishops he knows in California “are strong supporters” of these religious liberty lawsuits, “I think there are different groups that are trying to co-opt this and make it into political issue.” Forces “very far to the Right” may be tempted to make the legal challenge a part of...
  • Obama's grand miscalculation with Catholics (loses 14 points with Catholics over Mandate)

    05/24/2012 3:18:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22, 2012 | Maureen Malloy Ferguson,
    The news Monday that 43 different Catholic entities across the country are suing the Obama administration, in response to the Health and Human Services' (HHS) rule mandating employer health care coverage of contraception, abortion-inducing drugs, and sterilization, comes as a blow to the president's strength among Catholics, a demographic that helped carry him to victory in 2008. This news comes on the heels of the the latest CBS News/New York Times poll which finds Mitt Romney now leading President Obama among women, yet another demographic that he previously commanded. If Mr. Obama was hoping to once again rely on Catholics...
  • Target Raises Money for Same-Sex Marriage Group

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

    05/24/2012 10:03:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/24/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Public Policy Polling is out with a new survey this morning on the gay marriage referendum likely to be on the Maryland ballot this fall.  It's historic, because it shows that Maryland is likely to pass—by a wide margin—the referendum holding up the bill that lawmakers passed in late February. It's incredible because of the shift in previous polls, particularly among black voters in Maryland.  Check out this flip: In March, 56 percent of black respondents said they would vote against the law, with only 39 percent supporting it. Now, 55 percent of black voters plan to support it, with only 36...
  • 18 million and counting! That’s the number of Catholic voters Obama has driven away

    05/24/2012 8:13:36 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 4 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | May 24, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    At sometime in the future a political scientist – maybe one not yet even born- will point to Barack Obama’s declaration of war against the Catholic Church as the worst move of many bad moves he has made in his inordinately poor campaign for reelection. Perhaps no other stupid Team Obama move better highlights the gulf between actual Americans and the phony Obama. It reminds us that Obama may (or may not) have been born in America and has spent his parasitical life here, but he is not OF America. He doesn’t understand America and the over rated schmucks that...
  • N.C. Vote Proves Rush Is Right on Marriage

    05/24/2012 7:01:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2012 | Maggie Gallagher
    President Obama is apparently tired of pretending he opposes gay marriage. Good. Good, because lying to the American people is always wrong, and because now the American people will have a clear choice: a president who supports gay marriage, or a president who sides with the majority of the American people, including 61 percent of North Carolinians. I'm tired of pretending, too. Conservative elites, including those at Fox News, have shamefully kowtowed to the politically correct opinion on gay marriage. Some do so reluctantly because they have been cowed into believing defeat is inevitable. Some do so because they think...
  • On gay marriage, Obama’s critics and supporters alike think he may shift again (More "evolution")

    05/24/2012 6:38:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/24/2012 | By Sandhya Somashekhar
    Supporters and critics of President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage agree on one thing: He may not be finished evolving on the subject. Despite his comments that he thinks the matter should be left to the states, many gay rights advocates strongly believe that it must be dealt with nationally — and that Obama is quietly on their side. Conservative critics of the president suspect the same, citing this as one way the president might tack left if reelected. And some Obama supporters who are uncomfortable with same-sex marriage fear that in a second term, he would come under enormous...
  • President Obama Denounces Republican 'Wild Debts': I'm Not an Over-Spender

    05/23/2012 7:14:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/23/12 | Devin Dwyer | ABC OTUS News
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - At a fundraiser for his re-election campaign in Denver tonight, President Obama set out to upend conventional Republican wisdom that his administration has been defined by excessive government spending. "I'm running to pay down our debt in a way that's balanced and responsible. After inheriting a $1 trillion deficit, I signed $2 trillion of spending cuts into law," he told a crowd of donors at the Hyatt Regency. "My opponent won't admit it, but it's starting to appear in places, like real liberal outlets, like the Wall Street Journal: Since I've been president, federal spending has...
  • Five reasons why gay marriage is a basic, conservative value (Do I really need a Barf Alert?)

    05/23/2012 10:20:49 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/22/2012
    1. Gay marriage promotes personal responsibility. 2. Gay marriage promotes family values. Marriage makes a family official. It encourages the raising of children within that family. Two parents. Isn’t that what conservatives claim to support? Marriage makes for a more stable relationship and encourages adoption of children. Heck, even Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are going to give marriage a whirl.... 3. Gay marriage promotes commitment and stability. 4. Gay marriage promotes freedom. In other words, “Free to be you and me.” Gay marriage would take the stigma out of being a gay couple... 5. Gay marriage is an example...
  • Md. court: Gay divorce OK while gay marriage isn't

    05/23/2012 9:24:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2012 | Associated Press
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland's highest court ruled Friday that same-sex couples can divorce in the state even though Maryland does not yet permit same-sex marriages. The Court of Appeals ruled 7-0 that couples who have a valid marriage from another state can divorce in Maryland. The case involved two women who were married in California and denied a divorce in 2010 by a Maryland judge. . . . Michele Zavos, Port's attorney, cheered the ruling, because now Maryland will at least recognize same-sex marriages from other states, regardless of the outcome of a referendum, even if opponents successfully get enough...
  • GOP’s Worst Nightmare: Electoral Stalemate, Constitutional crisis

    05/23/2012 7:04:42 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 23, 2012 | Michael Medved
    This column originally appeared in THE DAILY BEAST. In looking ahead toward the November election, Republican strategists should take proactive steps to avoid a damaging, dangerous conclusion to the presidential race and to prevent the very real chance that Mitt Romney will win the Electoral College even while losing the popular vote badly to Barack Obama. The problem stems from the lopsided margins President Obama will surely pile up in a few uncontested states with big populations, including California, New York, Illinois and Massachusetts. Mr. Romney, meanwhile, will prevail by comparable margins in only relatively small states: Utah, Idaho, the...
  • Praising the play while ignoring the performance: Obama’s misguided support for gay ‘marriage’

    05/23/2012 5:50:49 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5-22-12 | Donald DeMarco
    May 22, 2012 (HLIAmerica.org) - The May 11, 2012 editorial of the Toronto Star offers high praise for President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage. The editor credits the U.S. president with showing “rare courage,” while at the same time advancing the cause for “civil rights.” In approving the legalization of marriage between a man and a man, and a woman and a woman, according to the editorial, Obama is affirming the “full humanity of gays and lesbians.” He is “weighing in on the side of compassion, inclusion and equal rights for all.” How could millennia of diverse cultures, until recently,...
  • Legatus Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging the HHS Mandate

    05/23/2012 6:01:10 AM PDT · by topher · 3 replies
    Thomas More Law Center (Michigan) ^ | May 8th, 2012 | News Release
    ANN ARBOR, MI – The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, today announced it has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the HHS mandate, on behalf of Legatus, the Nation’s largest organization of top Catholic business CEOs and professional leaders. Also joining in the lawsuit as Plaintiffs are the Weingartz Supply Company, a Michigan retailer since 1945, and its President who is a member of Legatus. The 42-page Complaint was filed late yesterday afternoon against the Obama administration in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Legatus” is the...
  • Shameless Bias by Omission

    05/23/2012 6:06:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    You'd think the largest legal action in American history in defense of religious liberty would be a major news story. But ABC, CBS and NBC don't judge news events by their inherent importance as relates to the future of our freedoms. They deliver the news according to a simple formula: Does it or doesn't it advance the re-election of Barack Obama? If it doesn't, it isn't news. On May 21, 43 Catholic dioceses and organizations sued the Obama administration over its ridiculously narrow idea of how a "religious institution" can be defined under the Obamacare law. Never has the Catholic...
  • Ave Maria drops student health insurance over HHS mandate

    05/23/2012 3:24:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    CNA ^ | 5/23/12
    Ave Maria University has become the second Catholic college to announce it will discontinue its student health insurance plan due to the Obama administration’s contraception mandate. In a May 21 statement, university president Jim Towey called the mandate “an affront to our core values.” “Ave Maria University will not offer or pay for health insurance plans that violate our deeply-held religious beliefs,” he said. The announcement comes amid continued controversy over a federal insurance mandate that will require employers and colleges to offer health care plans that cover contraception, sterilization and abortion-causing drugs, even if doing so violates their religious...
  • African American leaders blast NAACP 'gay marriage' support

    05/23/2012 2:58:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    CNA ^ | 5/23/12 | Michelle Bauman
    The NAACP's recent endorsement of “gay marriage” drew harsh criticism from within the African American community for misrepresenting civil rights and undermining families. Pastor Derek McCoy, executive director of the Maryland Marriage Alliance, said that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's “unfortunate” stance on the issue will contribute to the “further demise of the family.” McCoy told CNA on May 21 that the NAACP is “endorsing an epidemic” of fatherless households, a “tragic” phenomenon in the United States and particularly in the African American community. On May 19, the association released a statement in support of redefining...
  • Biggest Religious Lawsuit in U.S. History Launched, Liberal Evening News Shows Ignore It

    05/22/2012 6:56:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/22/12 | Brett Bozell
    The evening news broadcasts all but spiked the largest legal action in history to defend our constitutionally protected religious freedom. The May 21 editions of ABC’s World News and NBC’s Nightly News refused to report the fact that 43 Catholic dioceses and organizations filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Obama administration. CBS Evening News gave this historic news a mere 19 seconds of air time. This is the worst bias by omission I have seen in the quarter century history of the Media Research Center. Every American knows about the Chinese communists withholding for 20 years the news that...
  • Confirmed: Superman might be gay

    Makes sense. He’s got the build, the fashion sense, and just maybe the gaydar-pinging facial structure. And yet — no one’s sure yet that he’s the one who’s coming out. All we know is that it’s a male, that it’ll happen next month, and that he’s “one of the major iconic DC characters.” Is there something you’d like to tell us, Batman? Actually, no need: We already know. "So which one is it? The folks at DC Comics aren’t saying, but they do say it’s the latest effort to make sure their comics keep up with the times." "Last September,...
  • Obama campaign rolls out its LGBT drive in California

    05/22/2012 6:07:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies
    dailydemocrat.com ^ | May 22, 2012 | Josh Richman
    OAKLAND -- Weeks after President Obama's announcement of support for same-sex marriage and on the eve of his latest Bay Area fundraisers, his campaign rolled out its appeal to LGBT voters Tuesday with a rallying cry from a community hero. "This is what it takes to win an election," retired Navy Cmdr. Zoe Dunning, 48, told about a dozen volunteers Tuesday at the campaign's Northern California headquarters on Telegraph Avenue. "It takes boots on the ground, it takes people who have his back." Dunning was the first and only openly gay service member allowed to remain on active duty during...
  • Ohio Judge Permits Student To Wear "Jesus Is Not A Homophobe" Whenever He Wants.And Pays Him.

    05/22/2012 6:39:57 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 10 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 05/22/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    As usual, the Waynesville, Ohio public school had to back down against the powerful gay Lamda Legal organization which lawyered up for a gay student who wanted to wear a "Jesus Is Not A Homophobe" tee shirt in school. Well, the student, not knowing much about Jesus to begin with, should have understood that Jesus fears nothing, but he will judge many things, such as adultery, homosexuality, etc. if there is no repentance. I asked the Ohio judge, who made the decision, if a student could be allowed to wear a shirt saying, "God Judged Sodom and Gomorrah." The said...
  • Evangelicals respond to Catholic lawsuits: ‘We are all Catholic now’

    05/22/2012 7:04:47 PM PDT · by topher · 27 replies
    LifeSitenews.com ^ | May 22, 2012 | by Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 22, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Obama administration’s HHS mandate has united Christians of all stripes – evangelical, historical Protestant, and Roman Catholic – as they close ranks behind a flurry of lawsuits filed yesterday morning to overturn the controversial measure and stall government interference in religion. After 43 Catholic institutions – including the major archdioceses, dioceses, universities, and publishing houses affiliated with the Church in the United States – filed a dozen lawsuits to strike the measure down on First Amendment grounds, the Christian and conservative communities quickly applauded the move. President Obama with Secretary of Health...
  • Iowa NAACP president thinks about leaving after national board endorses gay marriage

    05/22/2012 4:42:52 PM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | May 22, 2012 | Dar Danielson
    The President of the Iowa/Nebraska chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People says he is thinking about his future with the group after the national organization’s board of directors voted at its recent meeting to endorse gay marriage. Reverend Keith Ratliff says he had no warning that the issue was going to be part of the national board meeting. “We were not sent out any information that this was going to come up for a vote at that particular May board meeting. It was something that was brought up while people were there. I had other...
  • Sebelius: 'Add LGBT Questions to Our National Health Surveys ... In Multiple Languages'

    05/22/2012 4:44:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 5/12/12 | Fred Luca
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the government is working on including more questions about the health concerns of the LGBT community. The National Health Survey questions will be in multiple languages to “drill down on what are the specific health needs around the LGBT community.” Students with the University of Southern California’s Institute for Global Health at the 65th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, interviewed Sebelius on LGBT health and non-communicable diseases. The video of the interview was posted May 21.
  • Black Pastors Bash NAACP For Endorsing Gay Marriage [Will Blacks Vote God or Mammon?]

    05/22/2012 4:57:04 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    The daily Caller ^ | May 21, 2012 | Meagan Clark
    Black Pastors Bash NAACP For Endorsing Gay Marriage By Meagan Clark - The Daily Caller The Coalition of African American Pastors announced Tuesday that it does not agree with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s decision to endorse the legalization of same-sex marriage. CAAP launched a petition last week to oppose broadening the legal definition of marriage. The coalition includes leaders of black churches and veteran civil rights leaders who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. The NAACP voted to endorse same-sex marriage Saturday, and NAACP President Benjamin Jealous publicly endorsed gay marriage Monday. “The NAACP has...
  • US Customs Plans to Recognize Same-Sex Partnerships

    05/22/2012 1:50:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Care2 ^ | March 27, 2012 | Steve Williams
    US Customs authorities have announced that they are considering changing regulations so as to recognize same-sex parents as families and therefore allow them to cross the border into the US together. Currently, same-sex partners are not recognized under the family declaration and therefore must file for entry separately. This change would widen the family declaration and incorporate same-sex partners. The change, as proposed on the Federal Register website, says: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proposing to revise its regulations regarding U.S. returning residents who are eligible to file a single customs declaration for members of a family traveling...
  • Mary Ann Glendon: Why the Bishops Are Suing the U.S. Government

    05/22/2012 11:24:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5-22-12 | Mary Ann Glendon
    The main goal of the contraception mandate is not to protect women's health. It is a move to conscript religious organizations into a political agenda. This week Catholic bishops are heading to federal courts across the country to defend religious liberty. On Monday they filed 12 lawsuits on behalf of a diverse group of 43 Catholic entities that are challenging the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) sterilization, abortifacient and birth-control insurance mandate. Like most Americans, the bishops have long taken for granted the religious freedom that has enabled this nation's diverse religions to flourish in relative harmony. But...
  • Three Views on Same Sex "Marriage"

    05/22/2012 12:00:20 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | 5-21-12 | Mike Adams
    A lot of cultural commentators are confused these days. They believe that people’s views on same sex marriage are solely a reflection of their religious beliefs. Nothing could be further from the truth. Actually, some things could be further from the truth – like saying that Al Sharpton has integrity or that Dan Savage has class. But you get the point. The same sex marriage debate is about politics. To call it a religious debate is to miss the point entirely. Your stance on same sex marriage should vary depending on whether you consider yourself to be a conservative, a...
  • Gay prosecutor could still become judge [the activist voted down by VA legislators]

    05/22/2012 7:11:28 AM PDT · by kevcol · 3 replies
    WWBT (Richmond, VA) ^ | May 22, 2012 | Stephanie Leveque
    RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The controversy surrounding a gay prosecutor denied a judicial appointment isn't quite over yet. Tracy Thorne-Begland might have another shot at the job. He could be named an interim judge. He didn't get enough in the Republican-controlled house to win this job earlier this month. Many of his supporters felt he was denied the job because he's openly gay. Since lawmakers never filled the position, the Times-Dispatch reports that the six judges of Richmond's Circuit court can then decide if they want to fill the open bench spot or decide to take on more cases in...
  • Could Superman be gay?

    05/21/2012 1:26:29 PM PDT · by twister881 · 85 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 21, 2012 | Fox News
    Honchos at Superman's comic book home, DC Comics, said this weekend that one of their most identifiable (but as of yet unnamed) straight characters will soon be coming out of the closet, according to a report. --> Snip <-- DC vice president Bob Wayne likened DC's change in tune to President Obama's shift on gay marriage, explaining that DC's policy “has evolved,” the report says.
  • DC Comics character to come out as gay

    05/21/2012 12:30:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 100 replies
    tvguide.com ^ | May 21, 2012 | Joyce Eng
    DC Comics plans to reintroduce a character as gay, comic blog BleedingCool.com reports. DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio announced the plans over the weekend at Kapow Comic Convention in London, saying that the existing superhero who was previously assumed to be straight will be "one of our most prominent gay characters." He did not specify in which issue the reveal will occur. President Barack Obama: Same-sex couples should be able to get married The news comes a year after DiDio told The Advocate that he only intends to introduce new characters in the DC universe as gay rather than make...
  • Amendments to protect chaplains' conscience rights sparks controversy and debate

    05/21/2012 1:05:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Human Events ^ | 05/17/2012 | Hope Hodge
    The Defense funding bill that will get a house vote later this week includes provisions that would protect conscience rights for military chaplains and prohibit same-sex marriage ceremonies from being performed on U.S. military bases. Amendments to the Fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act authored by House Armed Services Committee members Steve Palazzo (R-Miss.) and Todd Akin (R-Mo.) for that purpose were approved in committee last week, but not without a fight. The provisions continued to be a source of controversy as debate on the bill began on the House floor Wednesday. Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.) said the amendment only...