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  • Opinion: Choosing Chick-fil-A sandwich over human rights is wrong (Spew-tastic)

    09/22/2012 12:10:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Pegasus News / The SMU Daily Campus ^ | September 21, 2012 | Tim Welch, The Daily Campus
    DALLAS — Until Wednesday, SMU’s SPECTRUM was planning on launching a 13-week boycott of the on-campus Chick-fil-A. As a member, I intended on participating in the boycott. However, on Wednesday morning, the company announced that it has stopped donating money to anti-gay hate groups, such as the Family Research Council and Exodus International. The donations were the cause of the LGBT community’s ire this summer. Chick-fil-A also issued a “Who We Are” internal memo declaring that its company tradition “is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender.”...
  • As Mr. Obama's World Turns

    09/21/2012 4:59:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | September 20, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    It's been twenty years since Vice President Dan Quayle left town. He was hooted and booted out of office. The press had a field day with his misspelling of "potatoe," or rather, potato. What a dunce, they wrote. Of course, that is standard treatment for conservatives, Christians, or anyone else who doesn't go along with the right thinking, which is to say, the left thinking legions of progressivism. No sooner had the former vice president left Washington for the greener golf courses of Arizona than social scientist Barbara Dafoe Whitehead took to the pages of The Atlantic. In April, 1993,...
  • Ginsburg predicts gay marriage before Supreme Court within year

    09/19/2012 11:59:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Wednesday that she believes the Defense of Marriage Act will likely go to the U.S. Supreme Court within the next year. Ginsburg spoke at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She was asked a student-submitted question about the equal-protection clause and whether the nation's high court would consider it applying to sexual orientation...
  • Australian parliament rejects same-sex marriage

    09/19/2012 10:11:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    SYDNEY: Australia's parliament voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to reject gay marriage, after days of heated debate that saw one senator resign from a key role after linking same-sex unions to bestiality. The House of Representatives voted down the bill to legalise marriage between same sex couples by 98 to 42, with Labor Prime Minister Julia Gillard and opposition conservative leader Tony Abbott both voting against it. Gillard had allowed Labor MPs a conscience vote on the issue -- meaning they were free to vote how they wanted rather than along party lines -- while the opposition had opposed it. Labor...
  • We vant to be left alone (Our one wish for government)

    09/18/2012 4:53:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | 09/16/2012 | George Will
    Elaine Huguenin, who with her husband operates Elane Photography in New Mexico, asks only to be let alone. But instead of being allowed a reasonable zone of sovereignty in which to live her life in accordance with her beliefs, she is being bullied by people wielding government power. In 2006, Vanessa Willock, who was in a same-sex relationship, e-mailed Elane Photography about photographing a “commitment ceremony” she and her partner were planning. Willock said this would be a “same-gender ceremony.” Elane Photography responded that it photographed “traditional weddings.” The Huguenins are Christians who, for religious reasons, disapprove of same-sex unions....
  • (Jesse) Ventura speaks out against Minnesota gay marriage amendment

    09/17/2012 6:26:20 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 28 replies
    Duluth (Mn) News-Tribune ^ | 9/17/12 | MplsSteve
    Former Gov. Jesse Ventura is speaking out against a gay marriage ban on the Minnesota ballot. The former Independence Party governor and longtime gay rights supporter appears in a video posted online Friday by Minnesotans United for All Families, the main group working to defeat the proposed constitutional amendment. Voters will decide in November whether to add the ban to the state's constitution. In the video, Ventura says, “Love is by far bigger than government can ever be.”
  • Wish for Tolerance Driven by Intolerance (Gay vs. traditional rights in NM)

    09/17/2012 5:49:30 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Sep 17, 2012 | George Will
    Elaine Huguenin, who with her husband operates Elane Photography in New Mexico, asks only to be let alone. But instead of being allowed a reasonable zone of sovereignty in which to live her life in accordance with her beliefs, she is being bullied by people wielding government power. In 2006, Vanessa Willock, who was in a same-sex relationship, emailed Elane Photography about photographing a “commitment ceremony” she and her partner were planning. Willock said this would be a “same-gender ceremony.” Elane Photography responded that it photographed “traditional weddings.” The Huguenins are Christians who, for religious reasons, disapprove of same-sex unions....
  • One Consequence of Same-Sex Marriage (Children likely to have 3 parents in California)

    09/16/2012 5:00:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/16/2012 | Jim Daly, Focus on the Family
    By the end of this month it's likely to be legal for children in California to have three parents. As of now, the state's current law only allows two parents per child, which is both the historical standard and the common sense one. So why aren't two enough anymore? Same-sex marriage. Children of lesbian couples may have two "mothers," but it's obviously impossible for a child to be conceived without a father. The same is true for homosexual men; every child is born of a mother, even if the male couple deems her simply utilitarian in nature. California state Senator...
  • Maryland Young Adults: Don't Redefine Marriage

    09/14/2012 11:42:37 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 4 replies
    This from the Maryland Catholic Conference: "Young adults in Maryland say loud and clear: "Don't redefine marriage in Maryland." Vote "Against" Question 6 on November 6, 2012." [SEE VIDEO @ LINK]
  • Pro–Gay Marriage Dems Lose Big in Rhode Island Primaries

    09/13/2012 6:09:57 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Sep 13 2012 | Maggie Gallagher
    Tim Gill and his band of big donors spent a fortune seeking to pass gay marriage in Rhode Island — but last night was a bad night for pro-gay marriage Dems in Rhode Island, according to the Providence Phoenix: "Tonight’s Democratic primaries were not kind to gay marriage supporters, who claimed just one of six key state senate races. Pro-same sex nuptials candidate Adam Satchell scored a decisive victory over Senator Michael Pinga. But five other gay marriage backers – David Gorman, Gene Dyszlewski, Laura Pisaturo, Lewis Pryeor, and Robert DaSilva — lost. . . . After tonight, then, it...
  • Hollywood Star Embraces Incest

    09/12/2012 3:41:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | September 12, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, writer-director Nick Cassavetes released his new movie, "Yellow," about a woman having an affair with her brother. "I have no experience with incest," says Cassavetes. "We started thinking about that. We had heard a few stories where brothers and sisters were completely, absolutely in love with one another. You know what? This whole movie is about judgment, and lack of it, and doing what you want." But Cassavetes wasn't done: "Who gives a s--- if people judge you? I'm not saying this is an absolute, but in a way, if you're not having kids, who gives a damn?...
  • Nick Clegg's office attempts to withdraw 'bigot' comment about opponents of gay marriage

    09/11/2012 10:12:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5:08PM BST 11 Sep 2012 | James Kirkup, Deputy Political Editor
    Nick Clegg is embroiled in an embarrassing row over homosexual marriage after issuing a statement denouncing opponents of the Coalition’s plans for same-sex unions as “bigots”. The attack would be the strongest criticism by a minister of the Government’s opponents over marriage, who include the Church of England, the Roman Catholic Church and scores of Conservative MPs. In a speech written and distributed by his office, Mr. Clegg also suggested that the success of the London Olympics helped make the case for allowing homosexual couples the same marriage rights as heterosexuals. …
  • Social Issues Hold Sway Over Ohio's Black Voters

    09/09/2012 7:23:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    KCUR-FM ^ | September 8, 2012 | Allison Keyes
    Transcript GUY RAZ, HOST: In 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama won nearly all the African-American vote. And this year, a recent poll found that less than 1 percent of black voters will back Mitt Romney. But in Ohio, as NPR's Allison Keyes found out, some black voters are agonizing over whether to vote in November at all. (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) ALLISON KEYES, BYLINE: The choir rehearses on Saturdays at Friendship Baptist Church in Girard, Ohio. It's a town of 10,000, and Friendship Baptist is a small, friendly-looking building that was once a private home. Girard was good to candidate Obama in...
  • Barack Obama, All In

    09/08/2012 5:09:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | September 8, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    "First shot, straight through, that's how you perform under pressure," Barack Obama said in 2008. They played the quote with a video clip of Obama making a basket at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. Obama knew how to make it look easy, even though it wasn't. When he spoke at the past two Democratic conventions, he was a challenger. "I'm no longer just a candidate," Obama declared. "I'm the president." On the political front, Obama has some impressive victories. "Four years ago, I promised to end the war in Iraq. We did," Obama said. "I promised to refocus the...
  • Black Pastors Meet in Va. to Discuss Support for Obama

    09/05/2012 6:26:52 AM PDT · by xzins · 50 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 4 Sep 12 | Michael Gryboski
    A group of black pastors in Virginia held a meeting to discuss how to encourage their congregations to vote for President Barack Obama. Around two dozen clergy from various churches in the area met for two hours on Saturday in Chesapeake, discussing possible ideas for motivating support for Obama among their congregations. "We are concerned that many of our congregants are developing an aversion to supporting the president at the polls," read the invite email, which was sent out last month. The major concern among the clergy was that Obama's support for same-sex marriage would prompt many African Americans to...
  • Abortion, Gay Marriage Top DNC Agenda

    09/04/2012 5:38:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/04/2012 | By Paul Stanley
    CHARLOTTE – The Democratic National Convention began in earnest Tuesday morning and part of the first day's business will be to adopt the party platform, which for the first time includes support of gay marriage while reinforcing prior language that supports abortion rights. "The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay," states the DNC platform document. Democrats will use the abortion issue to highlight differences between President Obama and Mitt Romney during the last 63 days of...
  • Democrats to adopt historic stance on marriage

    09/03/2012 9:02:52 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 61 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 2 September 2012 | Joe Garofoli
    Eight years after California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said the push for legalizing same-sex marriage was “too much, too fast, too soon,” the Democratic Party will make history Tuesday when it is expected to be the first major party to endorse same-sex marriage in its platform. While the plank packs no legal power, it marks a cultural milestone. “Another important societal cue that things are shifting,” said Amy Simon, an Oakland pollster who is working for advocates who want to legalize gay marriage in Maine and Washington. “As people are working through their conflicting feelings on this, they're looking for cues...
  • Surprise "gay marriage" move in Australia. Stalled in national Parliament

    09/03/2012 7:45:14 PM PDT · by massmike · 4 replies ^ | 09/03/2012 | n/a
    It appears that the pro-family forces have the upper hand in the "gay marriage" battle in Australia. But it's still very tenuous. As we've reported the "gay marriage" fight has reached Australia. A bill is before the National Parliament and was expected to be voted on last month. But it's been stalled by a combination of other pressing business and relentless pro-family lobbying (including activists sending our MassResistance booklet on "What same-sex 'marriage' has done to Massachusetts" to every member of Parliament). So right now, according to the Sydney Morning Herald: [The] bill to legalise same-sex marriage is before Federal...
  • Name-Calling: The Favored Weapon of Gay Marriage Supporters

    09/01/2012 3:15:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | August 31, 2012 | Donald DeMarco
    I grew up in an Italian neighborhood, so my first understanding of bigotry was that it referred to a very large tree (“Hey, dat’s a big-a tree!”). Now, many years later, I know that it really means supporting traditional marriage. Like President Obama, I have “evolved.” I have advanced on the semantic spectrum from being ethnicized to being politicized. Who needs Noah Webster?William A. Jacobson is an Associate Clinical Professor at the Cornell University Law School. The sesquipedalian title of the statement he posted on July 29, 2012 encapsulates its essence: “Most important legacy of Obama’s gay marriage switch was...
  • Billionaire Koch brother breaks from GOP, backs gay marriage

    08/31/2012 5:45:45 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 35 replies
    FOX News ^ | Aug 31 2012 | Joseph Weber
    Billionaire businessman David Koch has helped direct millions to Republican candidates but he disagrees with the party on gay marriage. The Libertarian-minded Koch -- whose brother, Charlie, also is a big GOP supporter -- made the remarks Thursday on the sidelines of the Republican National Convention. "I believe in gay marriage," the 72-year-old Koch told Politico. He was in Tampa as a New York delegate and to attend an event held by Americans for Prosperity -- the political advocacy group he helps fund and lead.