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  • LA Times Lesbian Reporter Covers Her Own Gay Wedding

    06/16/2009 8:58:56 PM PDT · by OCAngel · 52 replies · 1,434+ views
    Coastline Pilot (LA Times) ^ | 6-12-09 | Cindy Frazier
    By Cindy Frazier Updated: Friday, June 12, 2009 12:02 AM PDT There are No comments posted. haron and I went on vacation to the East Coast a couple of weeks ago and came back a married couple. Well, we are married in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Iowa, that is. Not in California — yet. But that’s OK, it’ll come back around in our home state. And if not, then the federal government will make our marriage legal in all 50 states before too many years pass. Or not. Our Connecticut marriage is safe and solid....
  • State's Catholics persecuted again

    06/14/2009 10:38:21 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 13 replies · 701+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | June 14, 2009 | Editorial
    The Roman Catholic Church relies on the Connecticut Catholic Conference to lobby lawmakers at the Capitol. The conference is a registered lobbying group, so everything is aboveboard. But it's not that simple. It never is. The Office of State Ethics and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal are pondering a new assault on the Catholic Church. It would be the second this year; Judiciary Committee co-chairmen Andrew McDonald, D-Stamford, and Michael Lawlor, D-East Haven, tried a few months ago to revolutionize the financial management of churches by turning out the church hierarchy in favor of lay boards. Essentially, the church is "guilty"...
  • We're a Church, Not a Lobby, Catholic Bishop Tells Ethics Probers

    06/11/2009 1:27:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 750+ views
    FoxNews ^ | June 11, 2009
    The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn., says he's a man of God, not a lobbyist. But state officials say he's both.According to the Connecticut Office of State Ethics, the diocese acted as a lobbying organization in March when it rented buses to transport people to a rally in Hartford — the state capital — to protest a bill that would have granted more power to parishioners regarding church finances.Officials also are investigating whether the church acted as a lobbying organization on its Web site when it urged parishioners to contact lawmakers about the bill, which...
  • Can Connecticut Forceably Order the Church to Reorganize? Is The Church a "Lobbyist"...

    06/05/2009 6:30:27 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 34 replies · 1,062+ views
    Red State . org ^ | Friday, June 5 at 3:39 PM EDT | Brad Smith
    The Connecticut Office of State Ethics (OSE) is poised to investigate and penalize the Diocese of Bridgeport for having the temerity to exercise at least four of the five sections of the First Amendment (religion, speech, assembly, petition). The story begins earlier this year when Connecticut State Senator Andrew McDonald proposed legislation (S. 1098) that would have forced the Catholic Church, contrary to the church’s doctrine, to relinquish control of parish finances (for those from congregationalist traditions who may not be aware of the organization of Catholic Churches, the Catholic Church, by doctrine, is very hierarchical, with Bishops responsible for...
  • State moves to restrict Catholics in politics

    06/02/2009 4:04:21 AM PDT · by Man50D · 27 replies · 1,148+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | June 01, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport in Connecticut has filed a federal lawsuit following assertions by a state official that rallying church members at the Capitol in Hartford constitutes a violation of lobbying law. Six weeks after 4,000 Catholics in Connecticut rallied in opposition to a proposed state law known as Bill 1098, which dictated local parishes reorganize their governing structures to substitute lay leaders for priests in oversight of finances , the Diocese of Bridgeport received a letter from Connecticut's Office of State Ethics informing it that an investigation was underway to ascertain if the diocese had violated state...
  • Catholic Church's nonprofit status challenged in Maine (by defenders of same sex marriage law)

    05/23/2009 3:19:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies · 1,334+ views
    One News Now ^ | May 23, 2009
    AUGUSTA, ME - A California-based homosexual-rights group has filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service challenging the tax-exempt status of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Maine. The Empowering Spirits Foundation says that by engaging in political activity aimed at overturning Maine's new same-sex "marriage" law, the diocese is violating IRS rules for nonprofits.  A diocese spokesman says IRS policy allows the diocese to participate in the campaign to collect the more than 55,000 voter signatures needed to suspend the law and have voters decide its fate. After Maine's Legislature passed the bill legalizing same-sex marriage and the governor signed...
  • Is Gay Marriage Wrong?

    05/16/2009 11:14:04 AM PDT · by Kudsman · 15 replies · 1,063+ views
    Google ^ | 5-16-09 | Polling Point.com
    Polling Point Do you think that homosexual behavior is morally wrong? Morally wrong Not morally wrong Not sure Do you think that sexual orientation (e.g. whether a person is homosexual) is genetically determined? Genetically determined Partly genetic, partly by upbringing Determined by upbringing Not sure Do you think that people ever change sexual orientation after they have reached maturity? Yes No Not sure Would you look down on someone who had an affair while married? Yes No Not sure Do you believe that sex before marriage is morally wrong? etc.etc.etc. ad nauseum
  • Fr. Chris Carpenter Excommunicated in Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona

    05/06/2009 3:54:57 PM PDT · by tcg · 8 replies · 953+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/7/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Fr. Chris Carpenter is now called by some the “Chancellor of the Diocese of St Joseph the Worker in Southern California”. Only he is no longer allowed to hold himself out as a Roman Catholic Priest. He separated himself from the Catholic Church and incurred the penalty of excommunication. That has now been formally recognized by an official decree. However, Chris Carpenter still calls himself a priest. Only now he claims to be a priest for the so called “Reformed catholic church.” The group has absolutely no connection to the real Catholic Church, has rejected fundamental Catholic teaching and has...
  • Proudly gay and proudly Catholic

    04/14/2009 8:51:10 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 75 replies · 1,751+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | Friday 10 April 2009 | Martin Pendergast
    Two days after the 1999 Soho pub bomb, monthly Masses were launched at a Catholic convent in London, welcoming lesbian and gay Catholics, their parents and families. Unable to find a central London Catholic church, after the convent's closure, LGBT Catholics found hospitality at Soho's Anglican parish church. Increasing numbers resulted in the Masses being held twice a month. While the Diocese of Westminster might have believed that the group would fade away, it recognised that real pastoral needs were being met, converts to Catholicism were being made, and a vibrant community could offer something to the local church. In...
  • Gay Left wingers angry over Amazon.com decision regarding Adult content

    04/12/2009 4:01:09 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 13 replies · 1,018+ views
    LaTimes ^ | April 12, 2009 | John Wray
    From the La Times: "Amazon's policy of removing "adult" content from its rankings seems to be both new and unevenly implemented. On Saturday, self-published author Mark R. Probst noticed that his book had lost its ranking, and made inquiries. The response he got from Amazon's customer service explained: In consideration of our entire customer base, we exclude “adult” material from appearing in some searches and best seller lists. Since these lists are generated using sales ranks, adult materials must also be excluded from that feature." Probst is the author of a novel for young adults with gay characters set in...
  • Many Gay Books Banned from Amazon Rankings

    04/12/2009 4:02:16 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 46 replies · 2,077+ views
    Gawker ^ | April 12, 2009 | Ryan Tate
    (UPDATED) As if it wasn't hellacious enough working customer support for Amazon.com on Easter, the online book store's reps must now explain why gay romances (and other books) are too "adult" to rank. Straight romance like Jackie Collins and straight porn like this book of Playboy centerfolds is still ranked on Amazon. But not the homosexul stuff: Gay romance publisher Mark Probst noticed hundreds of such books lost their rankings over the past two days, including Transgressions, about a 17th century liaison between a cavalry trooper and a farmer's son, and False Colors, about a 19th century naval lieutenant attracted...
  • Ex-A.[pache] J.[unction, AZ] coach held in sex with minor

    04/07/2009 10:50:34 AM PDT · by Cyber Liberty · 50 replies · 1,956+ views
    East Valley Tribune ^ | 04/06/09 | Mike Sakal, Michelle Reese
    A former Apache Junction High School freshman girls basketball and softball coach and Gonzaga University basketball star is being held in the Pinal County Jail on $750,000 bond in connection with an inappropriate relationship with one of her 16-year-old players. Raenna Jewell, 25, of Gilbert was arrested on suspicion of sexual conduct with a minor on March 29, three days after police received information from the girl’s mother about suspicious text messages between Jewell and the girl, according to Apache Junction police. Authorities later discovered that there had been some kind of inappropriate relationship, and that Jewell had sent the...
  • Bishop Lori thanks ‘patriotic’ Catholics for thwarting ‘legislative attack’

    03/14/2009 9:12:45 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies · 453+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | Bridgeport, Conn., Mar 13, 2009
    Bishop Lori thanks ‘patriotic’ Catholics for thwarting ‘legislative attack’ Bishop of Bridgeport William Lori Bridgeport, Conn., Mar 13, 2009 / 04:55 pm (CNA).- Declaring that the defense of religious liberty is "genuine patriotism," Bishop of Bridgeport William Lori has thanked the Catholics of Connecticut for helping derail a senate bill he called a "legislative attack." The bishop also rebuked the bill’s sponsoring senator and said he has no business interfering with the Catholic Church or any other church.The Connecticut Senate’s S.B. 1098 targeted the Catholic Church for financial reorganization and would have stripped Catholic bishops and pastors of their governing...
  • Joy In The Castro As Penn Wins Oscar For 'Milk'

    02/23/2009 10:11:50 AM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies · 890+ views
    SFChronicle ^ | February 23, 2009
    Joy in the Castro as Penn wins Oscar for 'Milk' Tyche Hendricks, Chronicle Staff Writer Monday, February 23, 2009 "You commie, homo-loving sons of guns," Sean Penn told the academy upon accepting the best actor award for his portrayal of the slain San Francisco Supervisor and gay rights leader Harvey Milk. "I did not expect this, and I want it to be very clear that I do know how hard I make it to appreciate me often." Penn acknowledged the presence of anti-gay demonstrators outside the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and said: "I think it's a good time for...
  • Bishop Corrects Catholic College for Inviting Gay "Marriage" Advocate

    02/17/2009 5:01:09 PM PST · by tcg · 5 replies · 781+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 2/18/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Statement of the Diocese of Scranton in Response to Misericordia University’s Plans to Host Speaker Keith Boykin "Misericordia University’s Diversity Institute is twice providing at the University on February 17, 2009, a platform for Keith Boykin. "Mr. Boykin has authored three books and all three have been nominated for a Lambda Literary award. Lambda is a legal advocacy effort for homosexual causes. Mr. Boykin is an avid supporter of same sex marriage and is an activist for positions disturbingly opposed to Catholic moral teaching. "Bishop Martino wants Catholics of the Diocese of Scranton to know of his absolute disapproval of...
  • Get ready for new battle over 'gays' in military

    02/02/2009 8:54:55 PM PST · by Red Steel · 54 replies · 1,054+ views
    wnd ^ | February 2, 2009 | Jerome Corsi
    Issue returns as congresswoman prepares bill that removes 'Don't Ask' NEW YORK – The issue of gays in the military is about to resurface in Congress in the early days of the Obama administration, with the possibility it could dog the new president much as it derailed President Bill Clinton's agenda as he took office early in 1993, WND has learned. The House Armed Services Committee told WND that Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Calif., is preparing to submit legislation to the panel that would reverse the 15-year-old "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and bar discrimination based on sexual orientation. The Clinton...
  • Class surprises lesbian teacher on wedding day

    10/10/2008 11:11:01 PM PDT · by SmithL · 98 replies · 4,100+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/10/8 | Jill Tucker
    A group of San Francisco first-graders took an unusual field trip to City Hall on Friday to toss rose petals on their just-married lesbian teacher - putting the public school children at the center of a fierce election battle over the fate of same-sex marriage. The 18 Creative Arts Charter School students took a Muni bus and walked a block at noon to toss rose petals and blow bubbles on their just-married teacher Erin Carder and her wife Kerri McCoy, giggling and squealing as they mobbed their teacher with hugs. Mayor Gavin Newsom, a friend of a friend, officiated. A...
  • San Francisco City Government Calls Catholics 'Hateful, Discriminatory, Insulting, Ignorant'

    03/22/2006 7:40:27 PM PST · by Coleus · 130 replies · 2,389+ views
    Life Site ^ | 03.22.06 | John-Henry Westen
    SAN FRANCISCO, March 22, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In one of the most startling attacks on the Catholic Church coming from a governmental body in the United States in half a century, the governing body of the city of San Francisco - the Board of Supervisors - voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a non-binding resolution blasting the Catholic Church for its opposition to homosexual adoption. While many city's residents agree with the Church's stand against homosexual adoption, the resolution stated "It is an insult to all San Franciscans when a foreign country, like the Vatican, meddles with and attempts to...
  • If Rudy is talking Jesus, he’s going to run ...(consider the source alert)

    02/19/2006 6:23:11 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 91 replies · 1,136+ views
    TimesOnline (UK) ^ | 2/19/2006 | Andrew Sullivan
    An under-reported event took place at the end of last month. A leading Republican candidate went to address the evangelical Global Pastors Network in Orlando, Florida. The network is a large group, aiming to set up 5m churches worldwide in the next decade. Its leaders believe the apocalypse is coming soon and that their efforts at evangelisation might help accelerate the moment of rapture, when good Christians will be whisked to heaven to meet Jesus. None of this is particularly noteworthy. The fastest growing theme in American evangelicalism is the pre-millennialist movement, while Left Behind, the fictional books dramatising the...