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  • Russian bill would impose fines for gay "propaganda"

    04/03/2012 4:31:10 PM PDT · by klpt · 7 replies
    reuters ^ | Mar 29, 2012 | Steve Gutterman
    Russian lawmakers have submitted a bill that would impose fines for spreading gay "propaganda" among minors, setting up a tolerance test for the Kremlin-controlled parliament ahead of Vladimir Putin's inauguration as president. The bill echoes local laws whose adoption in cities including St. Petersburg has drawn an outcry from human rights and gay activists, who say they could be used to clamp down on the gay community. It would impose fines of up to 5,000 roubles ($170) on individuals and up to 500,000 roubles ($17,000) on companies for spreading "propaganda of homosexualism" among minors. Critics say that while ostensibly targeting...
  • Romney Personally Issued Marriage Licenses to 189 Same-Sex Couples

    04/03/2012 11:34:42 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 38 replies
    www.RomneyExposed.com ^ | October 4, 2011
    Every since Mitt Romney first tossed his hat into the presidential sweepstakes in 2007, he has repeatedly maintained that he opposes same-sex marriages and has always portrayed himself as a champion of traditional marriage. However, in an incident that has gone mostly unreported, Romney, as Governor of Massachusetts, personally issued at least 189 one-day special marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2005. He likely issued a similar number of licenses in both 2004 and 2006 but the state records for these years are not easily available. One-day marriage licenses are in effect permits issued to a couple allowing them...
  • Baptism on the Chopping Block as Sacrament of Initiation into The Episcopal Church

    04/03/2012 11:20:36 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 3/28/12 | Mary Ann Mueller
    A jettisoning of the faith, one mis-action at a timeLittle by little, the foundation of faith in The Episcopal Church is being reduced to ruins and the once grand colonial church of the Reformation is being progressively transformed into a social action agency. The latest proposed element to chip away at core Anglican beliefs is the Diocese of East Oregon's desire to offer Holy Communion to anyone who approaches the altar rail with their hands upraised. Baptism would not be a prerequisite. The Diocese of East Oregon has made it a matter of Communion without Baptism. Apparently, it was the...
  • Anti-gay group in Liberia issues hit list

    04/03/2012 10:22:56 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 3, 2012 | ROBBIE COREY-BOULET
    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- An anti-gay group in Liberia distributed fliers over the weekend with a hit list of people who support gay rights, and one member of the group threatened to "get to them one by one." The fliers mark the latest development in an increasingly hostile national debate about gay rights in this country on Africa's western coast.
  • Is the GOP Caving in on Same-Sex Marriage?

    04/03/2012 7:28:59 AM PDT · by xzins · 62 replies
    The New American ^ | 02 April 2012 | Dave Bohon
    As the nation faces a crucial election in a little over six months, the Republican Party appears to be caving in on a social issue that many conservatives consider of major import: same-sex marriage. What the GOP felt strongly enough about some 16 years ago to lead the fight for passage of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), many members are beginning to consider an issue open to compromise. Not only do many Republican House and Senate members consider “gay” marriage a “dead issue,” according to Politico.com, but Republican leadership has “evolved” to the point that it has quietly...
  • Tea party brew-haha

    04/02/2012 9:52:18 AM PDT · by massmike · 14 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 04/02/2012 | Chris Cassidy
    Several Tea Party groups across Massachusetts are dividing into two camps — those who want to focus on conservative economic issues and others who want to expand into social issues, such as illegal immigration and gay rights. lllustrating that split is a pair of competing April 15 Tea Party rallies — a Tax Day rally in Worcester with speakers focusing on the budget and taxes, and a Patriot Day rally on Boston Common, which also includes speeches from a voter ID advocate and the Rev. Scott Lively, a fierce public critic of gay rights. But both sides told the Herald...
  • Christian Demoted Over Facebook Comments Loses Human Rights Argument

    03/31/2012 6:12:56 PM PDT · by massmike · 27 replies
    charismanews.com ^ | 03/31/2012 | THE CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE
    A judge has stopped a Christian from using human rights arguments in his legal case against his employer who demoted him because of his moderate comments about gay weddings in churches. The ruling was handed down last week by District Judge Charles Khan at Manchester County Court. Adrian Smith will continue his legal action, claiming breach of contract, but the judge’s ruling will fuel concerns that the rights of Christians are being relegated. The ruling also comes amid deep national controversy surrounding the government’s plans to redefine marriage. Smith was a housing manager at Trafford Housing Trust (THT) when, on...
  • Village Voice Media Profits From Child Sex Trafficking

    03/31/2012 8:11:36 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 7 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | March 31, 2012 | JP
    Undercover detectives in Nashville, Tenn. responded to an advertisement in the adult section of Backpage.com, a website owned and operated by Village Voice Media. They posed as customers and arranged a hook-up at a local hotel. They arrived at a room where two under-age girls were awaiting, ready to perform sex acts for money. The girls weren’t turning tricks on their own. Their pimp, who recruited them from out of state, was waiting for them in the hotel parking lot, where the detectives arrested him on charges of trafficking for sexual servitude. The arrest in the Volunteer State was no...
  • The Ten Commandments of secular Sharia

    03/31/2012 2:56:28 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Renew America ^ | 3-31-12 | Bryan Fischer
    Secular fundamentalists, it turns out, have their own version of Sharia law. It is just as unbending, rigid and dangerous to liberty as the Muslim kind. And secular Sharia has ten commandments, just like the Judeo-Christian tradition does. The Ten Commandments of the Judeo-Christian tradition supplied the foundation for the American political experiment. As George Washington said, "Of all the disposition and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensable supports." By "Religion," Washington meant Christianity, and by "morality," he meant the Ten Commandments. In other words, according to the Father of our country, it is impossible...
  • Which came first: the SSM wedge or NOM?

    03/31/2012 2:12:55 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Renew America ^ | 3-29-12 | Frances Kelly
    Answer: The wedge was already there. Same-sex marriage activists are disturbed that the National Organization for Marriage reached out to enlist the help of minorities to defend pro-gender marriage. A recently released memo by NOM states, "The strategic goal of this project is to drive a wedge between gays and blacks — two key Democratic constituencies." Gender-segregationist Evan Wolfson of Freedom to Marry asserts that NOM "will stop at nothing to push its agenda, pitting American against American, minority against minority, family members against family members." The elephant in the room is the big fat wedge that existed long before...
  • Catholic college rescinds invitation to Ted Kennedy’s second wife at bishop’s insistence

    03/31/2012 5:36:48 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 33 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/30/12 | Ben Johnson
    PAXTON, MASSACHUSETTS, March 30, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Members of the Kennedy clan may be shoo-ins for every office in the state of Massachusetts, but they are not guaranteed access to young Catholic minds. Anna Maria College in Paxton uninvited Victoria Reggie Kennedy, the widow of Sen. Ted Kennedy, after Bishop Robert J. McManus said her positions on abortion, homosexuality, and the Obama administration’s mandate on insurance coverage for abortifacient contraception and sterilization were incompatible with Catholic teaching. The college said in a press release that it obeyed the bishop “with great regret,” saying that “as a small, Catholic college that...
  • UN considers recognizing sexual rights for ten-year-old children

    03/30/2012 11:20:24 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3-30-12 | Timothy Herrmann
    NEW YORK, March 30 (C-FAM) The UN Commission on Population and Development is considering “sexual and reproductive health and rights” for children as young as ten. Even the Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon agrees. In a statement recently released he said, “Young people, as much as all people, share the human right to health, including sexual and reproductive health.” The United Nations buildingsCurrently international law does not recognize a “right” to sexual and reproductive health and certainly does not recognize this right in the case of minors. But just last year, the UN Special Rapporteur for Health, Anand Grover, stirred up...
  • US State Dept to force gay agenda on foreign nations!

    03/30/2012 8:01:42 PM PDT · by massmike · 19 replies
    massresistance.com ^ | 03/30/2012 | n/a
    The Obama administration has announced that it is taking the unbelievable role of pushing the homosexual agenda around the world and punishing countries that don't comply. Back in July, MassResistance reported how the Pakistanis angrily denounced the US Embassy's open homosexual parties as "cultural terrorism." Well, that was just the beginning. Now, foreign countries which seek to protect their citizens against homosexuality and the homosexual movement will be actively confronted by America's State Department, foreign service, and other federal departments, according to a Presidential Memorandum released by the Obama Administration announced on Dec. 6. Unless countries around the world subordinate...
  • Did Romney PAC violate California law by failing to report $10,000 donation to pro-Prop. 8 effort?

    03/30/2012 7:30:49 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 3/30/12 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    Did GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s political action committee violate state law by failing to report a $10,000 donation to the National Organization for Marriage just three weeks before the election to decide California’s Prop. 8? That’s the charge from the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization, which Friday released previously undisclosed IRS documents from the National Organization for Marriage documenting the donation from the Romney PAC. NOM, a group which – like Romney, believes “marriage is an institution between a man and a woman” – was a key player in backing...
  • California state colleges consider asking students about sexual orientation on application forms

    03/30/2012 2:04:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/30/2012 | Tina Korbe
    Is it a stretch to imagine activists might someday push for affirmative action programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students? For now, administrators are just weighing whether to include a question about sexual orientation on application forms to determine whether California's state colleges are presently adequately serving the LGBT community: California’s state colleges and universities are laying plans to ask students about their sexual orientation next year on application or enrollment forms, becoming the largest group of schools in the country to do so. The move has raised the hopes of gay activists for recognition but the concerns of...
  • British Conservatives Lead Charge for Gay Marriage

    03/30/2012 11:22:40 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 3/29/12 | Anthony Faiola
    LONDON — Americans watching the latest push for social change in Britain might feel as if they had stepped into an alternate political universe: Here, the Conservatives are leading the charge for same-sex marriage. Gay couples in Britain won the right to civil partnerships in 2004, which granted them nearly the same legal status as married heterosexual couples while avoiding the controversial use of the word “marriage.” But Prime Minister David Cameron and his Conservative-led coalition have launched a historic drive to grant gay men and lesbians the option of also entering into civil marriages, touching off a surprisingly fierce...
  • Republicans retreat on gay marriage

    03/30/2012 9:53:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 91 replies
    Politico ^ | March 30, 2912 | Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer
    ust a few years ago, House Republicans were trying to etch their opposition of gay marriage into the Constitution. Now? They’re almost silent. It’s been one of the swiftest shifts in ideology and strategy for Republicans, as they’ve come nearly full circle on same-sex politics. What was once a front-and-center issue for rank-and-file Republicans — the subject of many hotly worded House and Senate floor speeches — is virtually a dead issue, as Republicans in Congress don’t care to have gay marriage litigated in the Capitol.
  • Calif. colleges may ask students if they are gay

    03/30/2012 8:06:52 AM PDT · by SmithL · 27 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/30/12
    San Francisco, CA (AP) -- California public universities may ask students about their sexual orientation, Students at University of California and California State University campuses would be asked to voluntarily state if they are gay, bisexual or transgender. The questions would be posed because of a little-known state law aimed at learning whether those students are getting enough services, . . .
  • Christian Professor Fired for Refusing to Watch Vulgar Gay Play at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX

    03/30/2012 7:40:54 AM PDT · by TexasConservativeRepublican · 50 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 3/30/2012 | David Bellow
    Wow, this appened right here in southeast Texas. A theater arts department professor, Linda Ozmun, at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX had no problem doing her job. She was teaching kids about theater arts. That was her job and she was doing it just fine. The school wanted more than that though. According to a lawsuit that the terminated professor filed, the school chairwoman Judith Sebesta, and eventually the Dean, told her that she had to attend a vulgar gay pride play, by Tim Miller, or else she would be terminated. The professor is a Christian who did not want...
  • Romney Personally Issued Marriage Licenses to 189 Same-Sex Couples

    03/29/2012 1:33:28 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 18 replies
    www.romneyexposed.com ^ | October 4, 2011
    Every since Mitt Romney first tossed his hat into the presidential sweepstakes in 2007, he has repeatedly maintained that he opposes same-sex marriages and has always portrayed himself as a champion of traditional marriage. However, in an incident that has gone mostly unreported, Romney, as Governor of Massachusetts, personally issued at least 189 one-day special marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2005. He likely issued a similar number of licenses in both 2004 and 2006 but the state records for these years are not easily available. One-day marriage licenses are in effect permits issued to a couple allowing them to...
  • Is Mitt Romney The Father of Gay Marriage? Twenty-Four Reasons Why He Is

    03/29/2012 2:28:26 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 18 replies
    www.romneyexposed.com ^ | July 25, 2011 | Rino Hunter
    As Mitt Romney prepares for his second presidential campaign and gay marriage threatens to undermine America’s Judeo-Christian culture, there’s a raging debate about the role he played in instituting gay marriage in Massachusetts during his gubernatorial term. This is important because Governor Romney has positioned himself as a champion of traditional values and claims to have been an opponent of homosexual marriage his entire career. When the Massachusetts Supreme Court issued a decision in favor of homosexual marriage, — the Goodridge case — Romney unilaterally ordered his state agencies to implement homosexual marriage in Massachusetts. The court did not order...
  • Rick Santorum stops young man from bowling with pink ball

    03/29/2012 9:34:28 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 125 replies
    FM 104.7 NewsTalk Radio ^ | 3-29-2012 | staff report
    Thursday, March 29, 2012 Rick Santorum stops young man from bowling with pink ball"Friends don't let friends use pink balls." (NEWSER) -- Rick Santorum bowls a good game, but gay rights groups say he talks an offensive one. "You’re not gonna' use the pink ball. We’re not gonna' let you do that, not on camera," he told a young man while bowling with college Republicans in Wisconsin yesterday, the Raw Story reports. "Friends don't let friends use pink balls," he added. Critics say Santorum's remarks are just the latest in a long line of insensitive statements. "He’s proven that he thinks LGBT...
  • It’s an Obama World… Gay Flag Flies at Afghan Base But the Christian Cross Is Banned

    03/28/2012 11:41:28 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 138 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/29/2012
    It’s an Obama world. The gay flag flew over a U.S. military base in Afghanistan this week. The Pentagon forced an Army post in Afghanistan to remove a cross on its worship tent in December. It was offensive to liberal atheists.
  • Two Men Given Six Months Jail for Kissing in Public

    03/28/2012 8:25:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, March 28, 2012
    European and Asian deny charge but witness said he saw them kissing on the mouthAn appeals court in Abu Dhabi upheld a previous court verdict and sentenced a European and an Asian man to six months in prison and ordered their deportation after they were convicted of kissing each other on the mouth in a public place, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. The court supported the previous sentence after a witness confirmed again that he saw them hugging and kissing each other on the mouth in a street in Abu Dhabi, the Arabic language daily Alittihad said. The two unnamed...
  • The Case for Gay Acceptance in the Catholic Church (Mega Hurl Kennedy alert)

    03/28/2012 12:51:21 PM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 28, 2012 | Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
    On St. Patrick's Day I had the pleasure of speaking to about 350 Catholics who gathered together to attend a conference put on by New Ways Ministry, which is an effort to support the LGBT community in the Catholic Church. The women and men I spoke to included nuns and priests, children who had come out and parents who wanted to be supportive. Two female priests gave me special blessing and I left the meeting inspired by the devotion of those who attended. New Ways Ministry has a critical mission, since changing the Church will help those who suffer from...
  • CA: Nathan Fletcher leaves GOP before San Diego mayoral vote

    03/28/2012 10:19:49 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 28 March 2012 | Elliot Spagat
    California Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher said he's leaving the Republican Party to become an independent barely two months before voters in the nation's eighth-largest city decide whether to elect him mayor. The move may enliven an already contested race that features a crowded Republican field in a city where Democrats hold a clear advantage in voter registration. Fletcher has lagged in recent polls that show a large number of undecided voters. Fletcher, 35, has broken ranks with Republicans several times since joining the Assembly in 2009 and said he struggled with his party affiliation during his two terms in Sacramento. "In...
  • Military Academy holds "Queer Prom", Gay Olympics (Norwich)

    03/27/2012 7:36:00 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 40 replies
    radio.foxnews.com ^ | March 27, 2012 | Todd Starnes
    Military cadets are celebrating gay pride week at the nation’s oldest private military academy by holding a “Queer Prom” and a “Condom Olympics” — an event that includes a game where participants smear lubicrant on condoms until they tear. Norwich University’s celebration of homosexuality will culminate Saturday with a “Free Love Dance” at the school’s armory. The university said the events are meant to have an “open dialogue on diverse opinions in a safe place.”
  • Democrat wants ‘Marriage Act’ money diverted to Trayvon Martin probe

    03/27/2012 6:44:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 27, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    A House Democratic leader, pushing to end the chamber’s costly legal support of the controversial Defense of Marriage Act, Tuesday urged diverting that money to the Justice Department probe of the Florida shooting of Trayvon Martin that has become a civil rights cause. “We can spend some of that money and address ourselves to the issue in Florida where we could do some investigation and see if there are civil rights violations,” said Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif., and a senior Democratic whip team member. At an appropriations subcommittee hearing Tuesday, Honda called on the GOP leadership to stop defending DOMA...
  • Testimony Begins in Pa. Trial of Catholic Priests

    03/27/2012 7:04:52 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    AP ^ | MaryClaire Dale
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- After nine years and two grand jury reports, prosecutors have brought a landmark case to trial that explores how the Archdiocese of Philadelphia dealt with child sex-abuse complaints against scores of Roman Catholic priests. Monsignor William Lynn is the first U.S. church official ever charged over his handling of abuse complaints. He supervised more than 800 priests as the secretary for clergy in Philadelphia from 1992 to 2004. Prosecutors charge that Lynn kept dangerous priests in parish work around children to protect the church's reputation and avoid scandal. They say the church kept secret files dating to...
  • Booted out for being born a boy: Transgender beauty queen kicked out of Miss Universe

    03/27/2012 10:57:59 AM PDT · by billorites · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 24, 2012 | Laura Pullman
    A beauty pageant has booted a contestant out the competition after discovering the buxom blonde was born a boy. The Miss Universe Canada organizers threw out Jenna Talackova when they found out she had undergone surgery to become a woman. The transgendered contestant had already successfully reached the finals in the Miss Vancouver pageant before she was banned from continuing in the competition. Although the pageant organizers described Talackova as a ‘real girl’ they disqualified her arguing that the rules state that each contestant must be a ‘naturally born female.’ According to Denis Davila, the national director of Miss Universe...
  • Military academies hold first gay pride events [Condom Olympics, Queer Prom]

    03/27/2012 3:25:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Atlanta Urinal ^ | 3/27/2012 | Wilson Ring
    At the beginning of the school year, gay pride events at a military academy with titles like "condom Olympics" and "queer prom" would have been unthinkable. This week, they're a reality. Cadets in uniform at Norwich University, the nation's oldest private military academy, participated Monday in sessions about handling bullying and harassment as part of the school's first gay pride week. The events are believed to be the first of their kind on a military campus.
  • Two women arrested after baby found dead during traffic stop

    03/27/2012 4:37:58 AM PDT · by A_Tradition_Continues · 27 replies
    KRMG.COM ^ | 27 March 2012 | Russel Mills
    Tulsa police have arrested two women for first-degree murder after finding a dead 19-m0nth-old baby in a vehicle they occupied during a traffic stop. Court records show Mica Shoate, 22 and Jazmin Williams, 22, each face one complaint of first-degree murder in connection with the death of the child identified as Zemontay Green. Police say the other occupant of the vehicle in which the baby was found, Jazmin Williams, remains in custody but no information has been released about possible charges against her at this hour. Police tell KRMG an officer spotted a car driving erratically on South Lewis Avenue...
  • Moscow Orthodox Community Tells Gays Not to Play With Fire

    03/27/2012 6:57:50 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Interfax ^ | 3/27/12
    Moscow, March 27, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox community is determined to prevent rallies by gay and lesbian activists in reaction to the adoption of a law in St. Petersburg banning "homosexual propaganda". "According to our sources, gay and lesbian activists plan to organize rallies near children's establishments in Moscow and St. Petersburg. We will offer robust resistance. It looks like they need more than gay clubs and propaganda in the media and on the Internet. They are targeting our children now," Yury Ageshchev, the coordinator of the Union of Orthodox Brotherhoods, told Interfax-Religion on Tuesday. "Russia differs from unbridled...
  • Government wants faster review of gay-rights case

    03/26/2012 9:55:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 92+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/26/12 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Obama administration asked a federal appeals court Monday to speed up its review of a San Francisco gay-rights case and consider tough scrutiny for laws that discriminate based on sexual orientation - a standard that could legalize same-sex marriage. The Justice Department made the unusual request to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, which is considering the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law that denies federal benefits to same-sex spouses. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White declared the law unconstitutional Feb. 22, calling it an irrational act of discrimination....
  • Miss Universe Canada Disqualifies Transsexual Contestant: She was Born a Boy

    03/26/2012 4:34:24 PM PDT · by edpc · 43 replies · 55+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 26 Mar 2012 | Sarah B. Weir
    Miss Universe Canada officials have banned 23-year-old transsexual Jenna Talackova from participating in the pageant finals to be held in Toronto in May, 2012. The Vancouver contestant was one of sixty-five women chosen to compete in the national contest (which is owned by Donald Trump). The Daily Mail Reports that Denis Davila, national director of Miss Universe Canada, asserts that every contestant must be a "naturally born female." Critics of the decision claim that the rules do not specifically address sex change or plastic surgery.
  • Experts: Credit Romney for homosexual marriage

    03/26/2012 10:57:16 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies · 9+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 07/14/2007 at 1:00 AM | Bob Unruh
    While former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney claims he did everything possible to throttle homosexual marriage in his state – his campaign now saying he took “every conceivable step within the law to defend traditional marriage” – several constitutional experts say that just isn’t so. “What Romney did [was] he exercised illegal legislative authority,” Herb Titus said of the governor’s actions after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court released its opinion in the Goodridge case in 2003. “He was bound by what? There was no order. There wasn’t even any order to the Department of Public Health to do anything.” Titus, a...
  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects Wisconsin bid to ban transgender inmate treatments

    03/26/2012 9:48:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies · 12+ views
    JS Online ^ | 3-26-12
    Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider reinstating a Wisconsin law that banned hormone treatments or sex-change surgeries for transgender prison inmates. The justices Monday rejected the state's appeal of a ruling that the 2006 Wisconsin law, by withholding treatments that prison doctors deem medically necessary, violated the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishments. Three Wisconsin inmates who are male-to-female transsexuals filed suit after prison doctors, who had diagnosed them as having gender identity disorder, stopped providing hormone treatments because of the law. "Refusing to provide effective treatment for a serious medical condition serves no...
  • Romney created 'gay' marriage, family groups say

    03/26/2012 9:01:46 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies · 3+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 01/16/2007 at 1:00 AM
    Nearly four dozen pro-family leaders and activists have made public their direct challenge to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who is considering a run for the presidency in 2008, to document his opposition to homosexual marriages. Ads by Google Red Light Ticket In CA? We'll Beat Your Ticket, Guaranteed! Money Back If We Fail. Seen On NBC. www.TicketBust.com/CAEncountering God, Transforming the World. . . @The River! Sunday 9:30am & 6:30pm www.theriveroc.org And they say he ignored them. According to the organization MassResistance.org, the leaders hand-delivered a letter to the former governor on Dec. 20, before he left office, documenting why...
  • Voters care about more than 1 issue

    03/26/2012 8:52:37 AM PDT · by massmike · 3 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 03/26/2012 | Kimberly Atkins
    Weeks after the hullabaloo over contraception coverage, religious freedom and the failed Blunt amendment died out, a new social issue has emerged in the Massachusetts Senate race. And it’s a familiar one. Last week in a Washington Blade interview, Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren urged President Obama to endorse federal gay marriage rights and to require federal contractors to adopt nondiscrimination policies. Warren wasn’t seeking to inject the issue into the race, campaign aides said. “She was asked a question and she answered it,” senior campaign adviser Doug Rubin told me. It was also by pure coincidence, Warren’s camp said, that...
  • Proving you're gay to the Turkish army

    03/25/2012 9:12:57 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 5 replies · 1+ views
    BBC News ^ | March 25, 2012 | Emre Azizlerli
    Military service is mandatory for all Turkish men - they can only escape it if they are ill, disabled or homosexual. But proving homosexuality is a humiliating ordeal. ''They asked me when I first had anal intercourse, oral sex, what sort of toys I played with as a child..." Ahmet, a young man in his 20s, told officials he was gay at the first opportunity after he was called up, as he and other conscripts underwent a health check. "They asked me if I liked football, whether I wore woman's clothes or used woman's perfume," he says. ''I had a...
  • 'Mitt Romney's Deception' and the homosexual lobby (Including Gay Adoption)

    03/25/2012 2:46:57 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies · 2+ views
    RenewAmerica.com ^ | January 20, 2012 | Matt C. Abbott
    I know, I know — no politician is perfect. Heck, none of us is perfect, obviously. Far from it. That said, the main thing that bothers me about GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney — no, it's not his affiliation with Mormonism, although you should take a look at RenewAmerica.com president and editor Stephen Stone's new e-book A Mormon Story: Authoritarianism Knows No Bounds (click here) — is his seemingly cozy relationship with the homosexual lobby, as evidenced in the book Mitt Romney's Deception: His Stealth Promotion of 'Gay Rights' and 'Gay Marriage' in Massachusetts, authored by pro-family activist Amy Contrada....
  • Warning: "You are making a lot of very powerful people very angry."

    03/25/2012 11:02:45 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 3 replies · 1+ views
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 25, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Sunday, March 25, 2012Blog comment: "...you are making a lot of potentially very powerful people very, very angry." In one of his last homilies, Archbishop Oscar Romero, the martyred Archbishop of San Salvador, said: "A preaching that does not point out sin is not the preaching of the gospel. A preaching that makes sinners feel good so that they become entrenched in their sinful state, betrays the gospel's call. A preaching that does not discomfit sinners but lulls them in their sin leaves Zebulun and Naphtali in the shadow of death. A preaching that awakens, a preaching that enlightens --...
  • 'They treated us inhumanely': Gay man thrown off Caribbean cruise for 'having sex on deck in port'

    03/25/2012 4:04:35 AM PDT · by Stoat · 49 replies · 4+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | JILL REILLY and LAURA COX
    A Southern Californian man thrown off a Caribbean gay cruise earlier this week has said that that he and his partner were taunted, humiliated and subjected to inhumane treatment when they were arrested for indecent exposure.Dennis Jay Mayer, 53, of Palm Springs said he has no doubt they were arrested in Dominica because they were gay. Police said it was because they were seen having sex in public on the balcony of their ship cabin. Mayer said they were not having sex, but were ‘partially clothed’. (edit) The pastor of Dominica's Trinity Baptist Church, Randy Rodney, praised the police for their...
  • Sandusky labeled 'likely pedophile' in 1998 report

    03/24/2012 7:21:02 AM PDT · by John W · 28 replies · 1+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | March 24, 2012 | Michael Isikoff
    More than a decade before former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with more than 50 counts of child sex abuse, a psychologist warned university police that his actions fit that of a “likely pedophile’s pattern.” The finding by State College, Pa., psychologist Dr. Alycia A. Chambers, the therapist for one of Sandusky’s alleged victims, was contained in the internal Penn State files of a 1998 police investigation of the former coach for showering and bear hugging her client and another young boy in the school’s athletic locker room.
  • 'They Treated Us Inhumanely': Gay Man Thrown Off Caribbean Cruise For 'Having Sex On Deck In Port'

    03/24/2012 7:46:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | March 24, 2012 | JILL REILLY and LAURA COX
    'They Treated Us Inhumanely': Gay Man Thrown Off Caribbean Cruise For 'Having Sex On Deck In Port' Tells of 'Humiliating' Arrest Men were spotted having sex on Celebrity Summit from dock in Dominica, where sex between two men is illegal. Claimed the Dominican police taunted and humiliated them, to the point they were frightened for their safety. Ordered to pay $900 fine after pleading guilty to indecent exposure. Said they will never go back to Dominica and that they should have done more research before going By JILL REILLY and LAURA COX 24 March 2012 A Southern Californian man thrown...
  • Romney: “The Gay Community Needs More Support from the Republican Party’

    03/24/2012 7:00:38 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 63 replies · 8+ views
    CNS News Service ^ | March 23, 2012
    When Mitt Romney first entered the political scene in 1994, running for the U.S. Senate against Teddy Kennedy, he told an LGBT-focused publication in Massachusetts that he would be a more effective advocate for the interests of the “gay community” than Kennedy had been and that gays should support him because “the gay community needs more support from the Republican Party.” “Why should the gay community support your campaign when Ted Kennedy has been a strong supporter of civil rights issues and the gay community?” asked a reporter from Bay Windows. “Well, I think you're partially right in characterizing Ted...
  • Half of the Church of England's Dioceses Reject Unity Covenant

    03/24/2012 6:25:17 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/24/12
    The Church of England cannot sign up to a plan aimed at preventing the global Anglican Church from splitting up after half its 44 dioceses voted against it. The Archbishop of Canterbury backed the Anglican Covenant in a bid to ensure divisive issues - such as gay bishops - did not cause the Communion to split. A vote by the diocesan synod of Lincoln meant 22 dioceses had opposed the plan. The covenant had already been rejected by conservative global Church leaders, whom it was intended to placate. Outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams had said the covenant was about...
  • Gay Marriage Effort Attracts a Novel Group of Donors [Geffen, Bing, Reiner Mehlman, ex-RNC Chair]

    03/24/2012 11:02:38 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 23, 2012 | ADAM NAGOURNEY and BROOKS BARNES
    Gay Marriage Effort Attracts a Novel Group of Donors ADAM NAGOURNEY and BROOKS BARNES March 23, 2012 LOS ANGELES — On a warm Friday afternoon three years ago, Rob Reiner, the director, arrived for lunch at the Beverly Hills estate of David Geffen, the entertainment mogul. Mr. Reiner and his political adviser, Chad H. Griffin, had spent six months drafting an ambitious legal campaign aimed at persuading the United States Supreme Court to establish a constitutional right of same-sex marriage. Mr. Reiner, joined by Mr. Griffin and Mr. Reiner’s wife, Michele, told Mr. Geffen they would need $3 million to...
  • St. Olaf College and the "Condom Olympics"

    03/23/2012 8:43:28 AM PDT · by rhema · 6 replies
    Exposing the ELCA ^ | 3/23/12 | Dan Skogen
    We really need to start a series called, “Are ELCA colleges Christian?” I say that because it seems to me, more and more, worldly values and morals are taking precedent within ELCA colleges. St. Olaf College is affiliated with the ELCA. On St. Olaf's official website we learn of an event called the “Wellness Olympics” and are told this, “Back by popular demand, the Wellness Center is hosting a team-based competition that tests students’ knowledge of sexual health, reproductive anatomy, and STI statistics. It all culminates in an intense relay race to properly put on a condom while wearing ‘beer...
  • Dump Starbucks

    03/23/2012 5:57:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies · 4+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2012 | Maggie Gallagher
    The Opera House in Seattle was the setting for Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and the annual board meeting of his church of Starbucks. That's what it felt like -- what with the heart-stirring videos, the soulful songs of Grammy award-winning Esperanza Spalding, and a real Baptist preacher (Rev. Calvin Butts), not to mention free coffee and doughnuts. Jonathan Baker, head of the National Organization for Marriage's Corporate Fairness Project was there to ask if the board really approved the statement that gay marriage is "core to the Starbucks brand." Yes, Schultz said. Most of the room there applauded, but what...