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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.
  • Three-person civil union sparks controversy in Brazil

    08/28/2012 3:32:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/28/2012
    A notary in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has sparked controversy by accepting a civil union between three people. Public Notary Claudia do Nascimento Domingues has said the man and two women should be entitled to family rights. She says there is nothing in law to prevent such an arrangement. But the move has angered some religious groups, while one lawyer described it as "absurd and totally illegal". The three individuals, who have declined to speak to the press, have lived in Rio de Janeiro together for three years and share bills and other expenses. Ms Domingues says they...
  • MN Supreme Court smacks down Sec’ty of State over marriage amendment, voter-ID ballot titles

    08/28/2012 12:40:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/28/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    In November, Minnesota voters will choose whether to add a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between one man and one woman --- exactly as it is currently defined by statute now. The legislature passed the bill adding the referendum in order to keep judges in the state from overriding the statute, as has been done in other states, and allowing only the democratic avenues of constitutional amendments as a means to change the definition.The legislature provided a specific title for the ballot measure, "Recognition of Marriage Solely Between One Man and One Woman," and oddly expected Secretary of State...
  • The Smackdown in Seattle

    08/28/2012 6:49:29 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 15 replies
    My friend and NOM's President Brian Brown absolutely put a smackdown on Dan Savage the other day in their grand debate about marriage in Seattle, Washington. For those who don't know him, Savage is the foul-mouthed face of the gay marriage movement. To understand how badly Brian demolished Savage, consider this: Savage is complaining about the subject chosen for the debate (which his hand-picked moderator selected); he's complaining about the location (his own dining room table, also his choice); The New York Times reporter who moderated decided to write a kitschy odd-ball article about the encounter (including how he was...
  • The Gay Marriage Debate: Brought to you by Contraception

    08/27/2012 2:46:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | August 27, 2012 | Steve Skojec
    I’ve been reflecting on some of the comments on my most recent post. Again and again, gay marriage advocates come to the debate insisting that marriage is a fundamental civil right, which begs the question. This assumption would not be possible if certain logical fallacies did not already commonly exist.First, there is the false notion that marriage is a right. Marriage is not a right — not for anyone — it is a license. The difference between freedom and license no longer being widely understood, an easy way to distinguish a right from a license is that in the case...
  • GOP friendlier to gay community -- at least behind the scenes

    08/26/2012 8:13:09 AM PDT · by kevcol · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 25, 2012 | Jen Christensen
    Barbara Ann Fenton made what was for some a shocking suggestion at one of the most traditionally conservative meetings leading up to the Republican National Convention. The 31-year-old delegate from Rhode Island formally suggested that her party's ideological manifesto recognize civil unions for same-sex couples as well as straight ones. . . Fenton's initiative, much to her own surprise, was met with a resounding shout of "second" from not one, but from a couple of people in the room. Themis Klarides, a state representative from Connecticut, was one of the delegates who affirmed Fenton's motion. "I'm from New England, where...
  • Vermont Inn Reaches Settlement With ACLU, Lesbian Couple Over Suit

    08/26/2012 7:04:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/25/2012 | By Michael Gryboski
    A bed-and-breakfast in Vermont has reached a settlement with a lesbian couple over the business owners' opposition to holding a same-sex wedding ceremony on the business' property. According to a settlement reached on Thursday, the Wildflower Inn of Lyndonville agreed to pay a fine of $10,000 to the Vermont Human Rights Commission and $20,000 to a charitable trust created by the lesbian couple. In return, the VHRC and both parties acknowledge that the Wildflower Inn acted "in good faith" regarding their reliance on a 2005 case and no further legal action will be taken against the Inn. "The Wildflower Inn...
  • Downward

    08/25/2012 9:30:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | August 25, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    The progressive mindset is set. It believes that whatever it pursues at the moment must be progress. Think Progress is one of the groups that is convinced progress is achieved by the right people thinking the right thoughts. Or, the right people thinking the left thoughts. "We are the people we've been waiting for," said candidate Obama four years ago. Better to wait for Godot. The president's re-election slogan is an expression of this mindset. Forward. Just that one word. It's not as bad perhaps as MSNBC's "Lean Forward." Imagine you're on a cliff, looking over into the vast chasm...
  • 40 Reasons Not To Re-Elect Barack Obama

    08/24/2012 4:46:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | August 24, 2012 | John Hawkins
    1) Obama took 700 billion dollars out of the Medicare program and put it into his wildly unpopular health care program. This is despite the fact that even Obama has admitted, Medicare in particular will run out of money, and we will not be able to sustain that program no matter how much taxes go up. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will put that money back into the Medicare program where it belongs, while Obama won't. 2) Barack Obama's stimulus plan cost more than the Marshall Plan, the Louisiana Purchase, and putting a man on the moon — combined and...
  • Catholics Shift Away from Obama, Democratic Party

    08/24/2012 3:46:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 83 replies
    CT ^ | August 23, 2012 | Shane Vander Hart
    Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, DC)Photo by Shubert Ciencia Catholics are a major voting block, and one that can’t be pigeonholed by Republicans or Democrats. A recent NPR segment compared Vice President Joe Biden with the presumptive Vice Presidential nominee, Congressman Paul Ryan. Both are Catholics, but their worldview is not the same.Stephen Schneck, a political scientist at Catholic University, said that Biden comes from a more traditional generation of Catholics. “This is the Catholicism of our old ethnic neighborhoods, and our union halls, and St. Christopher medals on the dashboard sort of thing,”...
  • CA: Politics, chicken welcome Chick-fil-A to its new San Jose location

    08/23/2012 4:52:20 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 20 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 23 August 2012 | Molly Vorwerck
    Chicken was in high demand Thursday in the Bay Area, as San Jose's first Chick-fil-A restaurant celebrated its grand opening. Located on the corner of First Street and Headquarters Drive, the store marks the fast food chain's first stand-alone restaurant in the Silicon Valley. Before this one, the closest Chick-fil-A was in Fairfield, and many years ago there was a location in the Sunnyvale Town Center shopping center. The chain intends to open another Bay Area franchise in Walnut Creek in October. Not even a sprinkle of protesters, rallying against Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's recent anti-gay marriage statements, could darken...
  • Chick-fil-A Sandwiches No Longer on Menu at Connecticut GOP Event

    08/23/2012 11:26:07 AM PDT · by kevcol · 35 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 20, 2012 | Alex Murashko
    The organizer of a large picnic event designed to help unify Republican leaders and supporters in Connecticut next Saturday canceled his plans to serve 100 Chick-fil-A sandwiches after deciding the controversy over the restaurant owner's stand against same-sex marriage might become a distraction. . . Apparently, because same-sex marriage is legal in Connecticut, Beck reconsidered his decision, according to the Post. He plans to give 90 of the sandwiches to a homeless shelter and keep 10 for "event staff to taste."
  • Chick-fil-A: Anti-Gay Marriage Chain Set to Open More Bay Area Restaurants

    08/23/2012 10:35:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The San Francisco Weekly ^ | August 21, 2012 | Suzanne Stathatos
    Chick-fil-A, the fast food chain that San Franciscans reamed last month, has given the gay marriage movement a few more potential Bay Area locations to stage future kiss-ins. According to media outlets, the Atlanta-based chain bought property in Novato in Marin County this past month with hopes of opening a new restaurant soon, and it has other plans to expand to the East Bay. Naturally, this news has left a bad taste in the mouths of the LGBT community. Stuart Gaffney, media director of MarriageEquality USA, told SF Weekly that he wasn't confident the fast-food chain would thrive in this...
  • Neb. woman faked attack to spark change

    08/21/2012 1:57:17 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 50 replies
    Whittier Daily News ^ | Aug 21 2012 | GRANT SCHULTE
    LINCOLN, Neb.—Police say a former University of Nebraska women's basketball star faked an attack in which she allegedly carved anti-gay slurs into her skin because she felt it would spark change. Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong said Tuesday that 33-year-old Charlie Rogers outlined her motive for the faked July 22 attack in Facebook postings four days earlier. Peschong says Rogers wrote: "So maybe I'm too idealistic but I believe way deep inside me that we can make things better for everyone. I will be a catalyst. I will do what it takes. I will. Watch me." Rogers, a lesbian, told...
  • Former NARAL President Calls Paul Ryan’s Pro-Life Views “Crazy”

    08/21/2012 2:45:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | August 21, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Kate Michelman, the former president of the NARAL pro-abortion organization, joined pro-abortion MSNBC talk show host Chris Matthews and said vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan is “crazy” to believe that unborn children should be legally protected.h/t Jill StanekThe National Right to Life Committee, in tracking the votes Ryan has cast in Congress on important pro-life issues, has crafted a perfect 100% pro-life voting record.This year, Ryan is 10 for 10 in pro-life voting — voting to repeal Obamacare, cut off taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood repeatedly, stopping taxpayer funding for abortions in various instances, banning sex-selection abortions, providing for pro-life...
  • Soaping the slippery slope: the decline of once-Christian colleges into bastions of unbelief

    08/21/2012 3:17:59 PM PDT · by rhema · 12 replies
    WORLD ^ | Marvin Olasky
    What happened to so many once-Christian colleges in the United States? Two fine books describe the decline. George Marsden's 462-page The Soul of the American University shows how once-Protestant universities became secular look-alikes. James Burtchaell's The Dying of the Light: The Disengagement of Colleges and Universities from Their Christian Churches uses 868 pages to show not only how schools moved from liberal theism to secularism but how, before that, they moved from theologically conservative to liberal stances. I'll try to give the high points of 1,330 pages in fewer than 1,330 words: Three central messages are (1) Follow the money,...
  • Black Pro-Lifers Stand Up to Pro-Abortion “War on Women” Rally

    08/21/2012 2:09:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | August 21, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    The huge pro-abortion rally that was supposed to bring tens of thousands of abortion advocates to Washington to stand up to the supposed “War on Women” pro-life groups, Republicans and Mitt Romney are supposedly waging on women didn’t materialize.However, pro-life advocates stood their ground in a counter protest against the hardcore abortion backers who did show up.The pro-abortion community was stunned by the presence of African American pro-life prayer supporters. Pro-life leaders on the ground were encouraged by the gathering of prayerful prolife supporters who wore t-shirts announcing the injustice of the death of Tonya Reaves; a Black woman who...
  • Gay-marriage campaigns on verge of unleashing their ads

    08/21/2012 8:10:25 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 6 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | Aug 21 2012 | Lornett Turnbull
    While on paper the same-sex-marriage fight seems financially mismatched, it is what's not on paper that could influence results in November. On paper, it has every appearance of a mismatched fight: The campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in Washington state has out-raised its opponents by about 13 to 1. Washington United for Marriage, which is seeking to affirm the state's same-sex marriage law through approval of Referendum 74, has nearly $6 million in a campaign war chest — more than half of it from a few prominent local donors with deep pockets. Its opponent, meanwhile, Preserve Marriage Washington, has so...
  • Did the SPLC declare FRC a hate group in 2010 because of the midterm elections?

    08/17/2012 11:45:58 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 11 replies
    FRC has been around for decades, why in 2010 did the SPLC suddenly call them a hate group? i can't find the exact date in 201
  • (MN) DFL leaders want (perv) Gauthier to quit race

    08/20/2012 7:03:25 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies ^ | 8/20/12 | Baird Helgeson
    State Democratic leaders are increasing pressure on a DFL legislator not to seek re-election after authorities said he had a sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop in Duluth. "I am deeply disappointed with Rep. Kerry Gauthier's conduct," said House Minority Leader Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis. "The conduct was wrong and ... I believe he should withdraw from the race for re-election." Last week, the St. Louis County attorney's office decided not to pursue charges against Gauthier, a first-term legislator from Duluth, for allegedly engaging in oral sex with a 17-year-old boy in a wooded area behind the...
  • Mitt Romney campaign spent $500 at Chick-fil-A [OMG.....!]

    08/20/2012 6:01:46 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    Mitt Romney campaign spent $500 at Chick-fil-A By: Tarini Parti August 20, 2012 08:44 PM EDT The Romney campaign appreciates Chick-fil-A. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s campaign spent $500 at a Chick-fil-A in Atlanta last month, days before former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s national “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” on Aug 1. Romney’s campaign reported the cost as “meeting expense” in its monthly federal campaign finance filing on Monday. The Atlanta-based fast food chain has come under fire after the company’s president Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press that Chick-fil-A was “guilty as charged” for backing “the biblical definition of a family.”...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Thought Police?

    08/18/2012 2:36:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | August 18, 2012 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr
    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Activists would have us believe that the issue of marriage is about the “rights” and “equality” of homosexuals. But in reality, the push to redefine marriage is about demanding public approval and celebration of homosexuality. There is a difference. Slot machines are legal in some areas, but if the COO of Chick-fil-a had expressed a personal disapproval of gambling, would slot-machine supporters have demanded a boycott of his restaurants? What about smokers? Would they have lambasted Dan Cathy for expressing that he personally does not approve of smoking? No. Because at the end of...
  • Pelosi, Beatty tour to defend health-care reform (clinging to Commiecare™)

    08/17/2012 6:29:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Dispatch ^ | 8/17/12 | Emily Wilkins
    Pelosi, Beatty tour to defend health-care reformBy Emily Wilkins The Columbus Dispatch Friday August 17, 2012 6:09 AM Nancy Pelosi ripped criticism of the federal health-care law by GOP presidential ticket Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as “not true” during an appearance yesterday in Columbus. The U.S. House minority leader defended the Affordable Care Act at a panel she attended with Joyce Beatty, Democratic candidate for Ohio’s 3rd Congressional District. Ryan, who spoke at Ohio’s Miami University this week, said President Barack Obama had “raided” the Medicare budget and taken $716 billion to fund the Affordable Care Act. “The Ryan...
  • Chess Champ Garry Kasparov: ‘They Were Trying to Break My Leg’

    08/17/2012 5:32:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 8/17/2012 | Eli Lake
    When chess grand champion and Russian opposition leader Garry Kasparov showed up Friday at the sentencing of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, he didn’t expect to spend the next five hours in the custody of the Moscow police, recovering from a severe beating. Now, he says, after being punched in the genitals, thrown in a van and beaten by several police, Kasparov says the police have accused him of biting one of them—an allegation he denies. “They act like animals and they accuse me of biting them,” Kasparov told the Daily Beast in his first interview since being arrested. “Can...
  • Obama 'disappointed' by Russia band verdict

    08/17/2012 11:47:31 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August. 17, 2012
    WASHINGTON -- A White House spokesman says President Barack Obama is disappointed by the two-year prison sentence imposed on a punk band in Russia for protesting president Vladimir Putin (POO'-tihn). The sentence handed down to the provocative band Pussy Riot follows a trial seen around the world as an emblem of Russia's intolerance of dissent.
  • Russian female punk band Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism over Putin protest at church site

    08/17/2012 6:17:43 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 42 replies
    CBS ^ | 08/17/12
    August 17, 2012 7:47 AM Russian female punk band Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism over Putin protest at church site Updated at 8:53 a.m. ET (CBS/AP) MOSCOW - A Russian judge found three members of the provocative punk band Pussy Riot guilty of hooliganism on Friday, in one of the most closely watched cases in recent Russian history. The judge said the three band members committed hooliganism driven by religious hatred and offending religious believers. The three were arrested in March after a guerrilla performance in Moscow's main cathedral in February calling for the Virgin Mary to protect Russia...
  • Madonna shows support for jailed Russian punk band

    08/08/2012 1:59:35 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 15 replies
    CBS ^ | 08/08/2012 | CBS
    MOSCOW — Madonna has expressed her support for the jailed members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot by donning a black ski mask and scrawling the group's name on her back. ~snip~ Madonna voiced support for Pussy Riot at a Tuesday night concert in Moscow, saying she'd "pray for them."
  • Where Barry Met Larry-historically mark Obama’s gay hot spots in Chicago

    08/17/2012 6:12:04 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 25 replies
    Hillbuzz ^ | August 17, 2012 Read more | Kevin DuJan Read more
    "I also think there needs to be a “historic marker” affixed to Man’s Country Bathhouse up in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, as well..."
  • LivePrayer to File $100 Million Lawsuit Against Southern Poverty Law Center

    08/17/2012 5:30:41 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 28 replies
    Bill Keller, the world's leading Internet Evangelist and the founder of, with over 2.4 million subscribers worldwide reading the Daily Devotional he has written every morning for 13 years on the issues of the day from a Biblcial worldview, is planning to file a $100 million defamation lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center for labeling him and his ministry as a "hate group." In an exclusive interview, Keller said, "The sad shooting the other day at the Family Research Council by a man who supports the radical homosexual agenda, was clearly fueled by the left wing group, the...
  • Dems Pull Chief Justice Candidate

    08/17/2012 2:52:35 PM PDT · by RobertoinAL · 30 replies
    The Dems in Alabama have pulled Harry Lyons as their Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. "The hearing generated colorful commentary from Lyon, who represented himself. At one point, Democratic Party Chairman Mark Kennedy asked Lyon if he believes gays and lesbians are abominations. Lyon replied, "God made Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve."
  • NYC voters: Officials should back off Chick-fil-A

    08/17/2012 2:51:26 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 6 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Aug 15, 2012 | Staff
    NEW YORK CITY (BP) -- New York City may be one of the more liberal cities in America, but more than 80 percent of voters there believe public officials should neither prevent Chick-fil-A from opening new franchises nor discourage citizens from visiting it, a new poll shows. The Quinnipiac University survey of 1,298 New York City voters showed that by an 82-12 percent margin, the city's voters don't think that the Chick-fil-A president's stance on marriage should "have an impact on their ability to obtain government permits to do business." Similarly, by an 83-11 margin, voters don't believe elected officials...