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  • Terry Bean Arrested on Charges of Sex Abuse of a Minor (BIG 0 supporter)

    11/19/2014 6:09:56 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 32 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | November 19, 2014 | NIGEL JAQUISS
    Terry Bean, a Portland power player in national Democratic politics and the gay rights movement, was arrested today on charges of sex abuse in a case involving a 15-year-old boy. Law enforcement sources familiar with the case say Bean will be charged with two counts of sodomy in the third degree, a felony, and sex abuse in the third degree, a misdemeanor. The arrest comes after a six-month investigation that began with allegations Bean secretly made video recordings of men having sex in his bedroom. As WW reported in June, Bean accused a former lover, Kiah Lawson, of attempting to...
  • The March against What Now?

    06/12/2017 8:43:02 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | June 11, 2017 | Tiana Lowe
    The LGBTQ+ Equality March has little to no basis in reality. Another week, another protest against the president. Russian hookers and pathetic attempts at infrastructure week aside, the never-ending cavalcade of self-aggrandizement has to be the most annoying feature of Trump’s America...  But the upcoming LGBTQ+ Equality March has little to no basis in reality. At the beginning of the century, Hillary Clinton was proudly declaring that marriage is between a man and a woman on the Senate floor while Barack Obama was doing so in the pages of The Audacity of Hope. Donald Trump did the same in a...
  • Navy secretary defends his unusual picks for ship names

    09/14/2016 6:12:47 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 35 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 13, 2016 | Jennifer Mcdermott
    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has raised a few eyebrows with some of the names he has picked for naval ships. Why, critics questioned, would he name a ship in honor of the late gay rights leader Harvey Milk or after former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords when there are plenty of military heroes to choose from?
  • When Everything is Normal Nothing is Normal: Part II

    03/13/2017 7:33:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-13-17 | MOTUS
    Following their success with the normalization of lesbians and gays, the enforcers of peaceful non-judgmental coexistence decided to expand the franchise. When the L and G became LGBTQIA - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual, Queer, Intersex AND Asexual - is when we all began obsessing over bathrooms.  “Where does it all end?” you might ask. In a normal world that would be a rhetorical question but in Progressive World, where nobody has ever heard of following an idea to its logical conclusion, it’s anything but; consider this claim that we saw yesterday:That’s right; if people can have gender identification issues it...
  • A teacher and his husband were found dead in August. Police say they had sexually abused 8 boys.

    01/04/2017 9:54:59 AM PST · by ColdOne · 76 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/4/17 | Kristine Guerra
    Aric Babbitt was not just a teacher to some of his former students; he was also a mentor. To at least one of them, he was a father figure. But authorities believe Babbitt used his position of authority to not only gain his students’ trust but also to exploit it. Newly released police documents state that Babbitt, a 40-year-old elementary school teacher from Minnesota, and his 36-year-old husband, Matthew Deyo, sexually abused eight underage boys over the course several years, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported. The South St. Paul residents did not live to see any criminal charges against...
  • Target cuts outlook, says market 'difficult'

    08/17/2016 9:01:43 AM PDT · by UB355 · 103 replies
    MIlwaukee ^ | 8/17/2016 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
    Minneapolis — Target cut its profit and comparable-store sales outlook amid stiffer competition and its own stumbles in areas like grocery sales. The discounter’s second-quarter net income fell nearly 10%, though that was better than what most had expected. Sales at stores open at least a year fell 1.1%, reversing seven straight quarters of gains. Target shares were down more than 6% in mid-morning trading Wednesday. The quarter underscores challenges that Target and other retailers face from Amazon.com and shoppers who remain cautious about spending.
  • Homosexual In South Africa Rapes And Sodomizes 18 Month Old Baby Boy

    08/16/2016 3:20:22 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 56 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 08/16/2016 | Theodore Shoebat
    <p>A homosexual in Georgia raped and sodomized an 18 month old boy.</p> <p>An 18-month-old baby boy was allegedly sexually assaulted by a male suspect last month.</p> <p>The case was only recently reported to authorities after the little boy’s grandmother took him to hospital for an examination.</p>
  • Bill would prevent LGBT discrimination at religious schools (California)

    07/30/2016 12:37:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    AP via The Sacramento Bee ^ | July 30, 2016 | Darcy Costello
    The conflict between religious freedom and gay rights has a new battleground — California's religious colleges and universities. A bill moving through the Legislare would remove a longstanding exemption from anti-discrimination laws for religious institutions, potentially exposing the schools to civil rights lawsuits from students and employees.
  • Democrats, LGBT Groups Look To McCain On Defense Bill

    06/13/2016 6:26:05 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 06/13/2016 | Karoun Demirjian
    The Republican senator who once campaigned against gays serving openly in the military is now the civil rights community's greatest bulwark against undoing LGBT protections in this year’s defense policy bill. Democrats and LGBT rights advocates will be keeping a close eye on Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) during upcoming negotiations on the defense measure. House and Senate leaders could clash over language concerning whether religious organizations with federal contracts should be exempt from nondiscrimination orders covering gender identity and sexual orientation. The shooting incident Sunday that killed 50 people in a popular Orlando gay bar and...
  • Why Some Republicans Are Publicly Bucking Their Party On LGBT Rights

    05/25/2016 8:08:04 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 05/24/2016 | Amber Phillips
    To the casual observer, it would seem that gay rights falls neatly on the political spectrum. Democrats champion bills that aim to protect LGBT people from discrimination, and Republicans increasingly propose and pass ones aimed to protect the religiously devout. But there's growing evidence that Republicans in Congress and across the country are sidestepping the more controversial religious protection and bathroom bills and, in some cases, embracing LGBT non-discrimination laws instead.... And more broadly, Republicans in Congress, Southern-state governors and a business community that usually aligns with the GOP seem to be eschewing some of the more controversial religious freedom...
  • Stonewall to be named nation’s 1st gay-rights monument

    05/04/2016 4:16:38 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    New York’s iconic Stonewall Inn, where the modern gay-rights movement took root, will become the first national monument honoring the history of gays and lesbians in the U.S. under a proposal President Obama is preparing to approve.
  • In N.Y., White House poised to create first monument to gay rights struggle

    05/03/2016 6:08:07 PM PDT · by upchuck · 29 replies
    Wash Post ^ | May 3, 2016 | Juliet Eilperin
    President Obama is poised to declare the first-ever national monument recognizing the struggle for gay rights, singling out a sliver of green space and part of the surrounding Greenwich Village neighborhood as the birthplace of America’s modern gay liberation movement... Protests at the site, which lasted for six days, began in the early morning of June 28, 1969 after police raided the Stonewall Inn, which was frequented by gay men. While patrons of the bar, which is still in operation today in half of its original space, had complied in the past with these crackdowns, that time it sparked a...
  • Obama reportedly to designate Stonewall Inn area as gay rights national monument

    05/03/2016 3:44:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 3, 2016 | Victor Morton
    President Obama will reportedly mark Pride Month by designating a part of the Greenwich neighborhood surrounding the Stonewall Inn as the nation’s first gay-rights national monument.
  • Ted Cruz answers question from gay republican business owner

    04/18/2016 11:22:26 AM PDT · by Marcus · 33 replies
    Blasting News ^ | April 18, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a candidate for president of the United States, appeared on a live town hall on Good Morning America on ABC. Among the various issues that the senator discussed, a caller brought up the subject of same-sex marriage and religious liberty. The caller, a gay man named Todd Calogne, who identified himself as a registered Republican, owner of a pizza parlor, and married to his partner asked Cruz how he proposed to protect the rights of gay Americans from so-called religious liberty laws that he suggested discriminate against gay people.
  • 60 Big-Name Businesses Join Coalition Against Missouri 'Religious Liberty' Bill

    04/13/2016 11:52:13 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 50 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 04/13/2016 | Summer Ballentine
    More than 60 businesses including some of Missouri's biggest corporate names joined a coalition opposed to state legislation that would protect businesses objecting on religious grounds to same-sex marriages, the latest sign of a backlash against such proposals across the country. Agricultural giant Monsanto, prescription drug benefits manager Express Scripts, and pet food maker Nestle Purina are among employers to join the recently formed Missouri Competes, according to gay rights advocacy group PROMO, which released the list just hours before a House committee heard testimony from business, sports and religious groups. Dozens crammed in the Capitol basement for the late-night...
  • North Carolina Governor Tries to Step Back From Bias Law

    04/13/2016 10:48:30 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/12/2016 | Richard Fausset and Alan Blinder
    Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina, whose state has been the subject of withering criticism since he signed legislation limiting bathroom access for transgender people and eliminating anti-discrimination ordinances based on sexual orientation, announced Tuesday that he would strengthen workplace protections for state employees and urge the General Assembly to modify part of the law.... He also said he would urge lawmakers to reverse course and allow people to bring discrimination cases in state court.... Since the measure became law, North Carolina has faced a barrage of criticism from business interests and warnings of boycotts and canceled investments. PayPal, an...
  • Alabama's Chief Justice Outrages Gay Rights Camp by Refusing to Abide by Supreme Court

    01/15/2016 9:57:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/15/2016 | Rod Kackley
    Just as it seemed America was resigned to -- if not applauding -- gay and lesbian marriages, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has rocked the LGBT boat by ordering his state's probate judges to not honor same-sex marriage licenses. "Alabama probate judges have a ministerial duty not to issue any marriage license contrary to the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment or the Alabama Marriage Protection Act," Moore wrote in his order that was issued Jan. 6. The phrase "ministerial duty" refers to a July 2015 directive in which Moore argued "public officials are ministers of God assigned the duty of...
  • Clinton: GOP Would Reverse Gay Rights, PP Funding, Obamacare if They Win White House

    12/21/2015 8:42:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/21/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Hillary Clinton, speaking at ABC presidential primary debate in New Hampshire Saturday night, warned that gay rights, funding for Planned Parenthood and "Obamacare" would be reversed if the Republican Party takes the White House. She also attacked GOP frontrunner Donald Trump over his remarks against Muslims. "This is a watershed election. I know how important it is that we have a Democrat succeed President Obama in the White House," Clinton said in the debate at St. Anselm College, in which Democratic candidates Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley also participated. "From my perspective, we have to...
  • Tim Cook Channels Robert F. Kenedy

    12/09/2015 1:10:01 PM PST · by Williams · 4 replies
    Tim Cook accepting an RFK award yesterday: "Today, more than half the states in this country still don’t offer basic protections to gay or transgendered people, leaving millions of people vulnerable of being fired or evicted because of who they are or who they love. Today some in our country would turn away innocent men, women, and children seeking refuge from prosecution and violence regardless of how many background checks they submit to, simply based on where they were born. Victims of a war, and now victims of fear and misunderstanding." Full Speech: http://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/news/2015/12/09/what-tim-cook-had-to-say-about-rfk-and-human.html Am I supposed to feel good...
  • Christianity And LGBT Rights: 70% Of US Catholics Say Gays Should Be Accepted By Society

    11/04/2015 11:35:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 11/04/2015 | By Ismat Sarah Mangla
    American Christians have become a lot more tolerant of homosexuality over the past eight years, according to a landmark study released by the Pew Research Center on Tuesday that showed big gains in acceptance since the last time the study was conducted in 2007. The 2014 Religious Landscape Study, a survey of more than 35,000 Americans, examined a vast array of religious and social issues, including immigration. The study concluded that nearly all major religious groups have become significantly more accepting of homosexuality -- and almost all Christian groups are more accepting than they were in 2007. It holds true...