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  • Obama backs ‘Equality Act,’ which could harm religious liberty

    11/13/2015 5:24:02 AM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/12/15 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 12, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – President Obama says he backs "The Equality Act," which would add gender identity and sexual orientation to the 1964 Civil Rights Act. "Upon that review it is now clear that the administration strongly supports the Equality Act,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced on Tuesday. “That bill is historic legislation that would advance the cause of equality for millions of Americans. “We look forward to working with Congress to ensure that the legislative process produces a result that balances both the bedrock principles of civil rights...with the religious liberty that we hold...
  • You Paid $60K For a Play About a Gay President Fighting Zombies

    10/10/2015 6:53:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/10/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    You might have to work a little harder to pay for it, but it's progress. Of some horrible sort. The National Endowment for the Arts gave $60,000 for the production of a play about the first openly gay president of the United States who has to fight zombies in the basement, and who has a cheating First Man. Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) highlighted the grant for Zombie: The American in his running series meant to expose wasteful spending. The year is 2063 and Thom Valentine, the first openly gay President of the United States, faces a host of...
  • Valerie Jarrett Organized White House Rainbow Lights

    06/29/2015 9:43:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 116 replies
    Brietbart ^ | June 29, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett was one of the mobilizing forces behind the decision to light up the White House with the colors of the gay pride movement to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. According to the Washington Post, Jarrett worked with gay rights organizations to pay for the display to avoid using taxpayer money. The idea came from one of Jarretts aides who was also the LGBT liaison in the White House.
  • President who opposed gay marriage three years ago turns White House into rainbow extravaganza

    06/28/2015 5:31:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 44 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/28/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Spiking the ball. Its not Barack Obamas style to win a victory with any sort of humility, you understand. Thats not in his makeup. And theres really little point in mentioning that he was opposed to gay marriage as recently as 2012 when he announced his big evolution on the issue, because everyone knows he wasnt really opposed at all. He pretended to be until he sensed correctly that the politics of the country were changing and it was OK to admit he was for it - which he had been all along. Anyway, if youre a Christian who is...
  • Gay marriage: Supreme Court validates social reality, experience of most Americans

    06/27/2015 5:59:28 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 50 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Steve Sanders
    In knocking down the last remaining barriers to same-sex marriage in the United States, the Supreme Court announced a conclusion that, according to every measure of public opinion, a substantial majority of Americans have already reached: there is no longer any justification for denying the dignity and protections of civil marriage to gays and lesbians. The decision is consistent with the American constitutional principle that government must provide strong justification that is, it must point to serious and concrete harms before it denies a fundamental liberty such as the right to marry. On this point, the arguments of...
  • Legacy: Obama now an equal with Ronald Reagan, says pollster Zogby

    06/27/2015 9:09:09 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | june 27, 2015 | paul bedard
    In his weekly presidential report card, pollster John Zogbyfound that President Obama's legacy was greatly improved by two key Supreme Court decisions, endorsing same sex marriage and Obamacare, and passage of controversial trade agreements. "There have been some bad weeks and some less than stellar ones. This one was the kind of week that most presidents can only dream about." A GOP Congress passed the largest free trade pact with the largest market in the world. "The Supreme Court voted 6-3 to uphold 'state' subsidies under Obamacare." "A combination of major southern states and retailers vowed to stop manufacturing, selling,...
  • White House lights up rainbow colors to celebrate SCOTUS ruling

    06/26/2015 5:47:38 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 144 replies
    The White House on Friday night is splashed with rainbow-colored lights to celebrate a Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage around the country. The light display capped a day of jubilation over the decision at the executive mansion.
  • Washington Post Sees "Sign From The Heavens" In Double Rainbow Above White House (Shorten)

    06/26/2015 3:19:47 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Breitbart News
    As the mainstream media takes a boisterous victory lap over the Supreme Courts declaration of nationwide same-sex marriage, the Washington Post took the extra step of invoking the divine. Wonkblogs Ana Swanson wrote: Senior White House official Betsey Stevenson, a member of the Council of Economic Advisers, captured what looked like a sign from the heavens on Friday at 11 a.m. Stevenson snapped a photo of a rainbow that had appeared over the White House.
  • Obama: Undeniable shift in attitudes on gay marriage (Heckled)

    06/24/2015 4:58:19 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 6/24/2015 | AP
    Obama's remarks were interrupted by a heckler protesting the detention and deportation of gay, lesbian and transgender immigrants. The president sharply rebuked the protester, saying it was "not respectful" to interrupt someone after being invited to their house.
  • Obama shuts down White House heckler: 'You're in my house!'

    06/24/2015 5:07:32 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 6-24-2015 | Kein Liptak
    President Barack Obama is used to hecklers stopping him during speeches -- but he draws the line when the audience interrupts him in his own house. As Obama was speaking at a White House event honoring LGBT Pride Month on Wednesday, an accented voice rang out from the crowd. Obama wasn't amused. "Shame on you," he told his heckler, who was protesting deportations under the Obama administration. Obama responded, "Listen you're in my house ... it's not respectful." The interruption persisted, however, and Obama asked for the heckler to be removed from the East Room. "As a general rule I...
  • Remember When Hillary Defended Marriage as a Sacred Bond Between a Man and a Woman?

    06/14/2015 12:25:38 PM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Ring of Fire ^ | June 14,2015 | Staff
    As of right now, Hillary is saying that she thinks that gay marriage is alright. Earlier this year a spokesperson for the Clinton campaign said, Hillary Clinton supports marriage equality and hopes the Supreme Court will come down on the side of same-sex couples being guaranteed that constitutional right. Thats not the same Hillary from back in her days as a Senator from New York. Watch Hillary give this full-on defense of marriage as a sacred bond between a man and a woman.
  • Star-studded crowd gathers in Honolulu yard to celebrate birthday, anniversary of Jim Nabors

    06/14/2015 11:08:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Front Page ^ | 6.14.15 | ap
    HONOLULU (AP) A celebration of actor Jim Nabors' 85th birthday and 40th anniversary brought nearly 300 people to his Honolulu lawn. Messages rolled in from across the country for the man who portrayed Gomer Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show," The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported (http://bit.ly/1L61JKd). Friday marked not only his birthday but the start of his 40th year with his now-husband, Stan Cadwallader. Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan Jr., commanding general of the United States Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, delivered congratulations from President Barack Obama.
  • Obama: Ban Parents from Having Children Counseled Not to be LGBTQ+

    04/09/2015 6:57:12 AM PDT · by xzins · 318 replies
    CNS ^ | April 8, 2015
    President Barack Obama, through a statement posted Wednesday night on the White House website by adviser Valerie Jarrett, backed legislation that would ban parents from having their children counseled not to be what Jarrett called "LGBTQ+". As part of our dedication to protecting Americas youth, this Administration supports efforts to ban the use of conversion therapy for minors, Jarrett said in the White House statement. Conversion therapy generally refers to any practices by mental health providers that seek to change an individuals sexual orientation or gender identity, said the statement. Often, this practice is used on minors, who lack the...
  • Obama to Call for End to Conversion Therapies for Gay and Transgender Youth

    04/08/2015 5:49:34 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 142 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 8, 2015 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    WASHINGTON A 17-year-old transgender youth, Leelah Alcorn, stunned her friends and a vast Internet audience in December when she threw herself in front of a tractor-trailer after writing in an online suicide note that religious therapists had tried to convert her back to being a boy. In response, President Obama this week will call for an end to such psychiatric therapies aimed at repairing gay, lesbian and transgender youth, White House officials said. His decision on the sensitive issue is the latest example of his continuing embrace of gay rights. In a statement to be posted on Wednesday evening...
  • WH: We 'Welcome' Defense Secretary's Remarks About Transgenders Serving in Military

    02/24/2015 6:35:40 AM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Feb. 24, 2015 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The Obama White House says it welcomes comments by the new defense secretary about transgender people serving in the United States military. "I've seen the reports of Secretary (Ash) Carter's comments," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Monday. "I can tell you that the president agrees with the sentiment that all Americans who are qualified to serve should be able to serve. And for that reason, we here at the White House welcome the comments from the secretary of defense. "But in terms of -- of additional steps that the Department of Defense will take to...
  • D.Axelrod helped Barack Obama get elected

    02/16/2015 11:33:02 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 17 replies
    WGNRADIO ^ | 1-16-15 | David Axelrod
    David Axelrod helped Barack Obama get elected to the Senate, and to the White House, so depending on your view point you can either thank him or blame him. He joined our show this morning to talk about his new book Believer which explains why he still believes in the power of politics.
  • President Barack Obama: 'YOLO man'

    02/12/2015 7:11:39 PM PST · by Daffynition · 90 replies
    CNN ^ | February 12, 2015 | Betsy Klein
    Washington (CNN)The President of the United States is willing to do just about anything to promote his signature health care law, and that includes wielding a selfie stick and dropping a "YOLO, man," on camera. In a renewed effort to get Americans to sign up for healthcare.gov before the Sunday deadline, President Barack Obama brought out his selfie stick in a video for BuzzFeed Motion Pictures. The video published on Thursday features Obama and BuzzFeed's Andrew Ilnyckyj doing "things everybody does but doesn't talk about."
  • Biden Gives Shout Out to 'Old Butt Buddy' in Iowa

    02/12/2015 9:59:06 AM PST · by bkepley · 108 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 02/12/2015 | Daniel Halper
    Speaking today in Iowa, Vice President Joe Biden called out to his "old butt buddy" Neil Smith, wondering whether his friend was in attendance for his speech:
  • Obama: I didnt lie about supporting gay marriage, you just didnt understand

    02/12/2015 5:12:44 AM PST · by wagglebee · 33 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/11/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 11, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama is denying an account by a close adviser that he lied about his views on gay “marriage” to get elected president in 2008. In an interview yesterday, Obama said he didn't lie; it's just that he was misunderstood.However, Obama admitted he supported government-enforced recognition of homosexuality, and “it was frustrating to me” that he had to “square that with what were a whole bunch of religious sensitivities out there.”Obama's close campaign operative and senior adviser David Axelrod wrote that Obama always favored redefining marriage but lied about it in order...
  • P_resident Obama: If You Like Your God, Keep Him

    02/11/2015 9:30:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Confession is good for the soul, said Mark Twain, but its bad for the reputation. Candidate Barack Obama in 2008 confessed to his top advisor, David Axelrod, Im just not very good at bull____ing. Actually, he was very good at it. He told millions of Americans that he believed marriage was a sacred union between a man and a woman. He answered about marriage in Rick Warrens question famed Civic Forum, going even further to say that God is in the mix. Four years later, he claimed he had evolved. Weve all seen those Darwin fish with feet bumper devices....