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  • Poll Shows Opposition Easing Toward Gay Marriage, Abortion, Legal Pot

    03/04/2011 10:07:24 AM PST · by Sarabaracuda · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 04, 201
    As the abortion and gay marriage debates simmer beneath the national brawl over spending, a new poll shows Americans are becoming much less conservative when it comes to social issues. A Pew Research Center poll released Thursday showed growing support for legal abortion, gay marriage and marijuana legalization. The shifting attitudes on the latter topic were particularly dramatic. Americans opposed legalizing marijuana by an 81-16 split two decades ago. The latest poll showed just 50 percent now oppose the change, while 45 percent support legalizing marijuana. On the abortion question, the survey showed Americans trending toward supporting abortion rights after...
  • Sarah, say it ain't so …

    02/12/2011 10:43:24 AM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 241 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | February 12, 2011 | Joseph Farah
    Until very recently, I was a big Sarah Palin supporter. I don't mean she was my first or second choice to be president. But I really liked the gal. I thought she was a straight shooter. I liked her style. I didn't think she pulled any punches. While sometimes lacking crystal clarity on the issues, she had the right instincts, I thought. But now I wonder. What prompted this change of heart? Some recent comments suggest she really doesn't comprehend how close we are to losing the culture war for the hearts and minds of Americans, particularly on the issue...
  • Chick-Fil-A Says It's Dropping Its Support For Anti-Gay Marriage Groups

    01/30/2011 8:53:18 AM PST · by scottjewell · 107 replies
    On Top Magazine ^ | 1-30-11 | On Top Staff
    Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy says the company is dropping its support for anti-gay marriage groups. The announcement comes after gay website GoodAsYou.org blogged about the chicken restaurant's sponsorship of a marriage seminar closely associated with the anti-gay marriage group Pennsylvania Family Institute. In a two-minute-twenty-seven-second video message released nearly three weeks ago, Cathy denied that the company's donation was an endorsement of its values. “Let me be clear, Chick-Fil-A serves all people and values all people,” Cathy said. “Providing food to these events, or any event, is not an endorsement of the mission, political stance or motives of this or...
  • British journalist defends ‘gay brainwashing’ Daily Mail article that caused Twitter uproar

    01/25/2011 7:46:35 AM PST · by scottjewell · 13 replies
    Pink News UK ^ | 1-25-11 | Pink News staff
    Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips has defended an article which suggested that gay people were becoming the “new McCarthyites”. Her column, published yesterday, implied that homosexuality would become “mandatory” and accused gay activists of trying to “brainwash” children. The article was written in response to plans to make lessons more inclusive of LGBT people and became a trending topic on Twitter. Ms Phillips told PinkNews.co.uk that she would always defend gay people against “true prejudice” but maintained that the gay rights lobby intends to destroy “normal sexual behaviour”. In an email, she wrote: “I’m sorry if what I wrote has...
  • Gay couple wins suit against Christian hotel owners

    01/18/2011 7:09:01 AM PST · by scottjewell · 11 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 18 January 2011 | Owen Bowcott
    Devout Christian hotel owners who refused to allow a gay couple to share a double room acted unlawfully, a judge at Bristol county court ruled today. Martyn Hall and Steven Preddy, who are civil partners, won their landmark claim for discrimination in a case funded and supported by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The ruling, one of the first made under the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007, is likely to provide those in partnerships with greater protection from discrimination. The owners of the Chymorvah private hotel in Cornwall, Peter and Hazel Bull, do not allow couples who...
  • "I am Gay" billboards ignite controversy among African Americans

    01/17/2011 9:16:16 AM PST · by scottjewell · 69 replies
    timesunion.com ^ | Jan. 15, 2011 | Paul Nelson
    The colorful attention-grabbing billboards of gay black men in a church and on the basketball court are creating a firestorm of controversy on an issue that continues to drive a wedge in segments of the African-American community. City Councilman Joseph Allen said Friday that he came in for both scorn and support after publicly expressing his displeasure this week that the billboards send the wrong message to impressionable youngsters, particularly those being raised by single mothers who may not have positive male role models. "This kind of billboard is putting the stamp of approval on a gay lifestyle," said Allen,...
  • A tipping point for gay and lesbian rights?

    01/03/2011 5:31:32 AM PST · by TiAhr-02L · 51 replies
    St. Louis Beacon ^ | 1-3-11 | William Alan Donius
    The landmark, bipartisan, and congressional action I witnessed the president sign last week may prove to be the tipping point when it comes to gay rights in America. A sense of optimism and hope was truly palpable among the several hundred at the signing ceremony. My gut told me it was genuine. As proof, I was able to look into the eyes of and speak directly to the president, vice president, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Adm. Michael Mullen, Sen. Susan Collins and Rep. Barney Frank. Rather amazing they made themselves available. Convening on that bitterly cold morning of Dec. 22 was...
  • Ask, Confront & Defend

    12/26/2010 10:14:20 PM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 6 replies · 2+ views
    The Constitution Club ^ | 12-26-10 | Maeve Magdalen
    The repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is a DISGRACE that cannot stand! The Left hoped that by defining homosexuality as an orientation that cannot be changed, rather than a chosen behavior as has been recognized for millenia, they could exploit the goodwill of the civil rights struggle. Civil rights, like feminism, is a positive philosophy when promulgated by persons of integrity with no hidden agendas. However, those of us who were around in those times, or who study real history, know there were many communists and America-haters therein marching with genuine people of good will. It is not the...
  • Graham: DREAM Act push damaged wider immigration reform effort (RINO planned amnesty push in 2011)

    12/18/2010 2:57:27 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 81 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-12-18 | Ben Geman
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Saturday that the failed Democratic effort to pass the DREAM Act in the lame duck session dealt a blow to future talks on a wider immigration bill. “It was an exercise to try and taint Republicans with Hispanic voters, knowing that the DREAM Act under these circumstances could never pass,” Graham told reporters in the Capitol after the bill sputtered on the floor. “What they have done on the DREAM Act is hurt overall comprehensive immigration reform,” he said. The DREAM Act, which would give legal status to illegal immigrants who came to the country...
  • Gaga Over DADT

    12/03/2010 6:21:45 PM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 3, 2010 | IBD staff
    Gay Rights: The purpose of our military is to kill people and break things when necessary. It's not a tool for social engineering. Wartime is not the time to repeal "don't ask, don't tell." Repealing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy begun under President Clinton in 1993 is neither a legislative nor a military priority while we are engaged militarily in Iraq and Afghanistan and knee-deep in a jobless recovery where the issues of national debt and tax cuts should be paramount. Yet liberals drowning in political correctness consider it a priority, as does Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who...
  • Public Enemy No. 1: GOP Donors

    10/15/2010 4:58:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    The White House attack on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce isn't about "disclosure." It's about disarmament. While posing as campaign finance champions, the ultimate goal of the Democratic offensive is to intimidate conservative donors, chill political free speech and drain Republican coffers. Chamber of Commerce official Bruce Josten tried to educate the public. "(W)e know what the purpose here is," he told ABC News. "It's to harass and intimidate." Josten cited protests and threats against chamber members as retribution for ads the organization ran opposing the federal health care takeover. But this isn't the first time liberal bullyboys have targeted...
  • Counterfeit Marriage: Unlawful or Lawless?

    10/09/2010 4:35:15 AM PDT · by grassboots.org · 4 replies · 2+ views
    www.caffeinatedthoughts.com ^ | 10/09/10 | David Shedlock
    Iowa for Freedom (founded by former governor candidate, Bob Vander Plaats) wants Iowans to vote no on the retention of three Supreme Court Justices who voted in Varnum v Brien to strike down Iowa’s version of the Defensive of Marriage Act. They are Marsha Ternus, Michael Streit, and David A Baker. Governor Chet Culver then ordered marriage licenses issued to same sex couples, just like Mitt Romney of Massachusetts did after a similar ruling in his state. Neither had the courage to stand against the overreaching actions of courts. This will likely end up at the United States Supreme Court...
  • Vultures Anderson Cooper and Gay Rights Groups Rush To Exploit Tragic Teen Suicide

    10/01/2010 10:24:05 AM PDT · by gocatholic · 19 replies · 1+ views
    NewsRealBlog ^ | 10/01/10 | Lisa Graas
    As questions abound about why Asher Brown, a 13-year-old public school student in Houston, might have taken his own life, CNN's Anderson Cooper and the gay lobby have both rushed in to capitalize on one of the boy's grieving parents' many claims, that the cause of his death is bullying by students because he was gay. Key points of information are being ignored in the mad rush to point to anti-gay bullying and to the school's alleged failure to address it. State legislators' phones are already lighting up as the gay lobby uses Asher Brown to petition for legislation not...
  • Target balks at counter contribution to gay rights groups (Standing up to the gay "rights" crowd!)

    08/16/2010 8:43:01 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 19 replies
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 8/16/10 | Jackie Crosby - Staff Reporter
    The country's largest gay rights organization railed against Target Corp. Monday after the retailer ended talks related to its $150,000 donation to a group backing Republican Tom Emmer for governor. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), based in Washington, D.C., said after "two weeks of good-faith discussions, and two tentative agreements," Target decided not to contribute to groups supporting gay-rights candidates in Minnesota, as the HRC had sought. "All fair-minded Americans will now rightly question Target's commitment to equality," said HRC president Joe Solmonese in a statement. "If their initial contribution was a slap in the face, their refusal to make...
  • Bradley Manning, suspected source of Wikileaks documents, raged on his Facebook page

    07/31/2010 12:10:46 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 82 replies · 4+ views
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | July 30, 2010 | Heidi Blake, John Bingham and Gordon Rayner
    <p>The US Army intelligence analyst, who is half British and went to school in Wales, appeared to sink into depression after a relationship break-up, saying he didn't "have anything left" and was "beyond frustrated".</p> <p>In an apparent swipe at the army, he also wrote: "Bradley Manning is not a piece of equipment," and quoted a joke about "military intelligence" being an oxymoron.</p>
  • Video: University makes diploma contingent on supporting gay rights

    07/28/2010 2:19:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2010 | Ed Morrisey
    CNN has an interesting roundtable on the case of Jennifer Keeton, who has sued Augusta State University to keep from getting expelled for not repudiating her statements about homosexuality. Keeton expressed her biblical perspective on the subject in and out of class while working toward a degree in counseling, and the school mandated a “remediation plan” that appears to have required her to renounce her Christian doctrine in order to gain a diploma from the school. The school has responded that a bias against homosexuality would disqualify Keeton from certification, a position that would put most Christians in Keeton’s position.Does...
  • Gay Rights, “Evil Angel,” and the Age of Moral Suicide (Ron Paul vs the Apostle Paul)

    07/21/2010 8:08:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 07/20/2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    Before he joined Democratic Rep. Barney Frank in calling for almost $1 trillion in cuts to the national defense budget, Ron Paul was one of only five Republicans in the House of Representatives voting to force open and active homosexuals into the military forces. It was another indication that President Obama’s radical “progressive” agenda is moving forward, this time with the support of America’s leading libertarian Republican. Paul won the presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington this year. In addition to gays in the military, the agenda includes sanctioning gay marriage across the land, forcing...
  • University of IL Professor Pays Price For Political Incorrectness Regarding "Gays"

    07/20/2010 7:13:19 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 2 replies
    RFFM.org ^ | July 20, 2010 | Beth Rogers
    Letter to the Editor by Beth Rogers EDITOR'S NOTE: Beth Rogers is a frequent contributor to RFFM.org and a pro-family political activist. Rogers, who hails from Springfield, Illinois, is one of the most influential socially conservative leaders in the state. Proponents of "gay" rights have said many times what others do in their bedroom doesn't affect anyone else and is no one's business. The recent circumstances at the University of Illinois prove otherwise as a university professor shared his beliefs on natural moral laws and then was fired for his opinion. Professor Kenneth Howell's firing is only one example of...
  • U.S. falls even further behind on gay rights

    07/20/2010 3:51:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies · 1+ views
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | July 20, 2010 | Sun Sentinel Editorial Board
    It's the United States that continues to be a hemispheric follower, not a leader, in the push to extend basic rights to a segment of the citizenry. Last week, Argentina became the first country in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage, and to provide gay couples with all the benefits pertaining thereto. The new law, passed by the Argentine legislature in a close vote, was supported and encouraged by President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
  • US pushing UN status for gay rights group

    07/16/2010 5:41:34 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies
    hosted ^ | Jul 16 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Obama administration and 14 members of the U.S. Congress are urging the U.N. Economic and Social Council to accredit the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission so it can work at the United Nations.....