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  • Carson's boardroom support for gay rights could test his base

    10/30/2015 1:19:47 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 18 replies
    http://www.reuters.com ^ | October 30, 2015 | Ross Kerber
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Ben Carson, frontrunner in the struggle to become Republican presidential candidate, said on Wednesday that his support for gay rights initiatives when he was a director at major companies does not clash with his opposition to gay marriage. But some leaders in the social conservative movement that has backed Carson say his more than 15-year record on the boards of retailer Costco Wholesale and food manufacturer Kellogg could pose a challenge for him as he seeks the nomination. Carson supported various initiatives at both companies, such as barring discrimination based on gender identity, providing health insurance for...
  • Does Apple Have a Role in Political Discussion? (Video)

    10/19/2015 11:00:09 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    wsj ^ | 10-20-2015
    Tim Cook: I think that ... the business has the responsibility ... of within the communities that they operate ... to be ... a ... great service ... and then we're global company and so I think we have a responsibility to be of great global service ... and so it as I look it that when we don't ... we don't get into ... the whole ... set of issues that we ... don't bring and expertise or ... for a i am ... or have had some knowledge of or write whoa the things that that we're focused...
  • The Union That Rules New York ( SEIU )

    08/31/2015 6:38:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2015 | DANIEL DISALVO AND STEPHEN EIDE
    Powerful and well funded, 1199 SEIU has unprecedented reach into city and state government. ... Medicaid is one of the primary sources of funding for the hospitals employing workers from 1199 SEIU, the powerful hospital and nursing-home employees’ union. ... The union’s clout can be assessed by several measures: the sheer size of its membership, its spending on campaigns and lobbying, and the depth and breadth of its connections with New York’s ruling elite. With well over 300,000 members in Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, Washington, D.C., and New York (where over half of that total resides), 1199SEIU is the largest union...
  • LDS Church will continue Boy Scout program

    08/26/2015 1:17:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    deseretnews.com ^ | august 26, 2015 | Tad Walch
    After a month of deliberation following a vote by the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America to allow openly gay Scout leaders, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that they will go forward with the faith's 102-year association with Scouting, according to a statement released Wednesday morning. The statement came from the church's Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, who said the BSA assured the church it would be able to appoint Scout leaders based on the faith's values. "In the resolution adopted on July 27, 2015, and in...
  • Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Choose Religious Rights Over Gay Rights [By Margin of 4-1]

    08/06/2015 9:04:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/06/2015 | by Debra Heine
    The month of June was a depressing one for conservatives. The Supreme Court’s 50-state mandate for gay marriage and the upholding of Obamacare were a disaster for religious liberty, and social conservatism seemed to be in retreat.But an encouraging new poll shows that by a margin of 4 to 1, Americans favor religious freedom and liberty over gay rights in the current culture war.The poll, conducted by Caddell Associates, asked questions regarding legal cases where religious liberties have been under assault.Via the Washington Examiner: “Suppose a Christian wedding photographer has deeply held religious beliefs opposing same sex marriage. If...
  • Nazism & Gay Rights: Key Parallels

    08/01/2015 12:39:24 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 18 replies
    http://www.churchmilitant.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | ChurchMilitant
    In 1939, a young German exile wrote a book about how the Nazis took over his country. The manuscript was placed in a drawer and forgotten until his death 60 years later, when it was found by his son and became a best-seller under the title Defying Hitler. It was an amazing discovery because the author, Sebastian Haffner, had by then grown into one of Germany's most popular journalists. The narrative is also a gem of social commentary, showing how historical circumstance, political inertia and moral cowardice combined to produce one of humanity's greatest disasters. This article will follow his...
  • Boy Scouts expected to lift ban on gay adult leaders on Monday

    07/27/2015 4:54:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 27, 2015 | Marice Richter
    The Boy Scouts of America is expected to end its ban on gay adult leaders on Monday, dismantling a policy that has deeply divided the membership of the 105-year-old Texas-based organization. The Boy Scouts National Executive Board will consider a resolution that was unanimously approved by the organization’s executive committee on July 13. The organization is urging an end to the ban because of "sea change in the law with respect to gay rights."
  • Texas Supreme Court Tells Houston: Repeal Gay Rights Ordinance or Put It to Vote

    07/26/2015 6:04:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/26/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    There is now near certainty that Houston's controversial equal rights ordinance, known as HERO, will appear on the November ballot, as Texas Supreme Court has suspended it, ruling that City Council must repeal it by August 24 or put it to popular vote. "We will now get to vote on Mayor Parker's personal, liberal, LGBT agenda this November!" Jared Woodfill, former Harris County Republican Party chief and ones of the plaintiffs, wrote in a blog post. The gay rights ordinance, which, among other things, allows members of the opposite sex to use each other's restrooms, hit the headlines after a...
  • Obama, Kenyan President clash on gay rights in Kenya

    07/25/2015 5:56:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/25/2015 | By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    NAIROBI, Kenya – President Barack Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta sparred over support for gay rights here Saturday, with Obama urging fast changes and Kenyatta saying it was not something Kenyan culture or society would “accept.” Linking LGBT discrimination in Africa to the history of Jim Crow laws in America, Obama said ensuring gay rights must be a priority on a continent — and in a country — where bias against gays is accepted, and violence against gays is common. Standing by Obama’s side at a joint press conference here in front of the Kenyan state house, Kenyatta repeated...
  • On eve of visit, Obama voices support for gay, transgender rights in Africa

    07/23/2015 10:29:55 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | July 23, 2015 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama voiced strong support for gay rights in Africa on Thursday as he began a trip to the continent, bucking calls from some African leaders to keep his views on such controversial issues to himself. Obama, who departed Washington late Thursday for a trip to Kenya and Ethiopia, had faced criticism from rights groups and growing calls to press the issue aggressively while in a region known for a bleak record on human rights. In an interview with the BBC, Obama said he had been "blunt" with African leaders about gay rights in the past...
  • Kenyan Pastors to Obama: Don't Bring 'The Gay Talk' Here

    07/23/2015 5:01:30 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies
    CBN News ^ | July 22, 2015 | George Thomas
    NAIROBI, Kenya -- President Barack Obama heads to Kenya this week for a global economic summit. It will be Obama's first visit as president to his father's homeland. While some hope the trip will bring closer ties between our two countries, there's one subject many Kenyans don't want the president to talk about: gay rights and same-sex marriage. The streets are already buzzing in anticipation of his arrival, with polls showing Obama enjoys widespread popularity among Kenyans. "I think this is a guy who really appreciates his roots," said one resident of the capital city. "Because he is our brother,...
  • Dear Oregon, Thank You For Protecting Us From The Scary Christians

    07/10/2015 5:46:05 PM PDT · by skyman · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 10, 2015 | Matt Walsh
    Dear Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, Captain of the Oregon Thought Police Division, Head Appropriate Beliefs Enforcer, Lord Chancellor of Acceptable Opinions, Minister of Tolerance, greetings and salutations. I’ve been closely following the case of Aaron and Melissa Klein, the depraved fugitive cowards who committed the capital offense of WPH (Withholding Pastries from Homosexuals), and have been attempting to evade justice ever since. As you know, it all started when a lesbian couple came to their bakery, Sweet Cakes by Melissa, back in 2013 looking for a wedding cake. They’d been served by Sweet Cakes many times before, but only...
  • "We Will Tell Him to Shut Up and Go Home."

    07/08/2015 7:49:10 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 17 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 8, 2015 | Chris Pleasance
    Obama has been warned not to speak about gay rights while on his first presidential visit to Kenya later this month otherwise he will be 'told to shut up and go home'. The country's religious leaders and legislators have said the President risks opening 'floodgates of evil' by promoting LGBT rights, adding 'we have a responsibility to protect our children.' However, buoyed by the Supreme Court ruling which effectively legalized same sex marriage across the U.S., a White House spokesman said Obama will do nothing of the sort.
  • The New York Times's Anti-Christian Hypocrisy

    07/03/2015 5:30:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/03/2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Once again, this time by the New York Times, it has been proven that the only group that it is politically correct to bash or offend is Christians. They turn the other cheek and forgive those who trespass, rather than behead and bomb, or storm newspaper offices to murder and maim. That much was admitted by New York Times editor for standards Phil Corbett in defending the newspaper’s decision to publish Monday a picture of Pope Benedict XVI fashioned out of condoms, after being among those that refused to publish the Charlie Hebdo cartoons of the Mohammed that prompted a...
  • Gay Marriage Vs. Religious Liberty

    04/30/2015 10:04:08 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 30, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case to determine whether the Constitution requires states to issue same-sex marriage licenses and requires other states to honor same-sex marriages performed in those states. A primary argument by the plaintiffs is that gay marriage is covered under the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment and that if straights can marry, then so can gays. The counterargument is that marriage is a privilege and not a right, a union of one man and one woman sanctioned over millennia by virtually every culture and country over time as the stable...
  • Churches Could Lose Tax Exemption Over Gay Marriage

    06/30/2015 10:40:19 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Lost in the celebrations over universal gay marriage, like abortion, being deemed a right found in the “penumbras and emanations” of the Constitution is the chilling effect the ruling has on religious liberty. In a telling exchange between the Obama administration’s Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. and Justice Samuel Alito, detailed by Tom Blumer at Newsbusters.com, in which Verrilli admitted that churches could lose their tax exemptions if they refuse to perform gay weddings: Justice Alito: Well, in the Bob Jones case, the Court held that a college was not entitled to tax­exempt status if it opposed interracial marriage...
  • White House, buildings across the country light up in rainbow colors to celebrate gay rights

    06/28/2015 10:34:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 06/27/2015 | Michael Walsh
    The White House was lit with the colors of the rainbow Friday night in honor of the Supreme Court’s ruling that marriage equality is a constitutional right throughout the country. “Tonight, the White House was lit to demonstrate our unwavering commitment to progress and equality, here in America and around the world,” the White House said in a statement. “The pride colors reflect the diversity of the LGBT community, and tonight, these colors celebrate a new chapter in the history of American civil rights.” Many other landmarks were illuminated in gay-pride colors overnight as the LGBT community and its allies...
  • Supreme Court Decision on Homosexual Marriage -- My 2 Cents Worth

    06/28/2015 3:38:02 AM PDT · by Jerrybob · 22 replies
    6-28-15 | Self
    I feel the need to add my 2 cents worth to Friday's Supreme Court decision on gay marriage. Here's what the Supreme Court could have and should have done. The vote should have been 9-0 and the opinion should have been very short. It should have said something like this: "While tempting to give in to his tidal wave of opinion in this country and be heroes, there are areas in which government must not tread; this is certainly one of them. "To overturn 6,000 years of recorded history is far beyond this scope of this, or any, man-made institution....
  • Gay Marriage Won't Be Controversial

    06/26/2015 9:54:53 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    Bloomberg View | June 26, 2015 | Jonathan Bernstein
    Link only per agreement with Bloomberg
  • SCOTUS Ruling on LGBT Tomorrow (Thursday)? (Vanity)

    06/24/2015 10:03:09 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 38 replies
    6/24/15 | Me
    I was looking over at another forum and one of the people I know over there said it's expected that the Supreme Court is going to release their ruling on the same-sex marriage case. Anyone heard anything about this?