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  • Legatus Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging the HHS Mandate

    05/23/2012 6:01:10 AM PDT · by topher · 3 replies
    Thomas More Law Center (Michigan) ^ | May 8th, 2012 | News Release
    ANN ARBOR, MI – The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, today announced it has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the HHS mandate, on behalf of Legatus, the Nation’s largest organization of top Catholic business CEOs and professional leaders. Also joining in the lawsuit as Plaintiffs are the Weingartz Supply Company, a Michigan retailer since 1945, and its President who is a member of Legatus. The 42-page Complaint was filed late yesterday afternoon against the Obama administration in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Legatus” is the...
  • Shameless Bias by Omission

    05/23/2012 6:06:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    You'd think the largest legal action in American history in defense of religious liberty would be a major news story. But ABC, CBS and NBC don't judge news events by their inherent importance as relates to the future of our freedoms. They deliver the news according to a simple formula: Does it or doesn't it advance the re-election of Barack Obama? If it doesn't, it isn't news. On May 21, 43 Catholic dioceses and organizations sued the Obama administration over its ridiculously narrow idea of how a "religious institution" can be defined under the Obamacare law. Never has the Catholic...
  • Praising the play while ignoring the performance: Obama’s misguided support for gay ‘marriage’

    05/23/2012 5:50:49 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5-22-12 | Donald DeMarco
    May 22, 2012 (HLIAmerica.org) - The May 11, 2012 editorial of the Toronto Star offers high praise for President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage. The editor credits the U.S. president with showing “rare courage,” while at the same time advancing the cause for “civil rights.” In approving the legalization of marriage between a man and a man, and a woman and a woman, according to the editorial, Obama is affirming the “full humanity of gays and lesbians.” He is “weighing in on the side of compassion, inclusion and equal rights for all.” How could millennia of diverse cultures, until recently,...
  • Ave Maria drops student health insurance over HHS mandate

    05/23/2012 3:24:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    CNA ^ | 5/23/12
    Ave Maria University has become the second Catholic college to announce it will discontinue its student health insurance plan due to the Obama administration’s contraception mandate. In a May 21 statement, university president Jim Towey called the mandate “an affront to our core values.” “Ave Maria University will not offer or pay for health insurance plans that violate our deeply-held religious beliefs,” he said. The announcement comes amid continued controversy over a federal insurance mandate that will require employers and colleges to offer health care plans that cover contraception, sterilization and abortion-causing drugs, even if doing so violates their religious...
  • Transgender Five-Year-Old?

    05/22/2012 4:32:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 34 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 22, 2012 | Mona Charen
    A five-year-old child with large dark eyes, full lips, and a button nose stares out from the front page of the Washington Post Sunday edition. “Transgender at Five” declares the provocative headline. The child’s hair is being cut in a close, boy’s cut by her father.We learn from the article that “Tyler,” who was born “Kathryn,” began insisting that she was a boy at the age of two. “‘I am a boy’ became a constant theme in struggles over clothing, bathing, swimming, eating, playing, breathing.” The child’s parents, at first uneasy and later accepting their girl’s desire to be...
  • Dick Cheney to Raise Money for Mitt Romney

    05/21/2012 8:40:30 AM PDT · by BornInASmallTown · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 21, 2012 | Patrick O'Connor
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne, will host a July fund-raiser for Mitt Romney at their home in Jackson Hole, Wyo., according to a save-the-date e-mail from the Romney campaign. The event will help the likely Republican nominee tap any donors to former President George W. Bush who remain on the sidelines, while fueling Democratic efforts to tie Mr. Romney to President Barack Obama‘s predecessor. The July 12 fund-raiser will be a tiered event, giving donors the chance to pay a little extra for the privilege of dining with Mr. Romney and the former vice president. The...
  • Lesbian Couple Arrested For Staging Crime

    05/23/2012 4:04:24 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/22/2012 | Bryan Nash
    A lesbian couple in Parker, Colo., has been arrested for staging a crime. Aimee Whitchurch and Christel Conklin called 911 last October to report that “Kill the Gay” had been painted in red letters on their garage door. They also reported a noose hanging from the doorknob of their front door as well as damage to their car. The women told authorities they believed the Homeowners’ Association was behind the vandalism. A short time later, the women painted over the message and placed signs on their garage door reading: “We will not submit to hate,” “We are not the gay...
  • African American leaders blast NAACP 'gay marriage' support

    05/23/2012 2:58:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    CNA ^ | 5/23/12 | Michelle Bauman
    The NAACP's recent endorsement of “gay marriage” drew harsh criticism from within the African American community for misrepresenting civil rights and undermining families. Pastor Derek McCoy, executive director of the Maryland Marriage Alliance, said that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's “unfortunate” stance on the issue will contribute to the “further demise of the family.” McCoy told CNA on May 21 that the NAACP is “endorsing an epidemic” of fatherless households, a “tragic” phenomenon in the United States and particularly in the African American community. On May 19, the association released a statement in support of redefining...
  • Biggest Religious Lawsuit in U.S. History Launched, Liberal Evening News Shows Ignore It

    05/22/2012 6:56:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/22/12 | Brett Bozell
    The evening news broadcasts all but spiked the largest legal action in history to defend our constitutionally protected religious freedom. The May 21 editions of ABC’s World News and NBC’s Nightly News refused to report the fact that 43 Catholic dioceses and organizations filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Obama administration. CBS Evening News gave this historic news a mere 19 seconds of air time. This is the worst bias by omission I have seen in the quarter century history of the Media Research Center. Every American knows about the Chinese communists withholding for 20 years the news that...
  • Confirmed: Superman might be gay

    Makes sense. He’s got the build, the fashion sense, and just maybe the gaydar-pinging facial structure. And yet — no one’s sure yet that he’s the one who’s coming out. All we know is that it’s a male, that it’ll happen next month, and that he’s “one of the major iconic DC characters.” Is there something you’d like to tell us, Batman? Actually, no need: We already know. "So which one is it? The folks at DC Comics aren’t saying, but they do say it’s the latest effort to make sure their comics keep up with the times." "Last September,...
  • Obama campaign rolls out its LGBT drive in California

    05/22/2012 6:07:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies
    dailydemocrat.com ^ | May 22, 2012 | Josh Richman
    OAKLAND -- Weeks after President Obama's announcement of support for same-sex marriage and on the eve of his latest Bay Area fundraisers, his campaign rolled out its appeal to LGBT voters Tuesday with a rallying cry from a community hero. "This is what it takes to win an election," retired Navy Cmdr. Zoe Dunning, 48, told about a dozen volunteers Tuesday at the campaign's Northern California headquarters on Telegraph Avenue. "It takes boots on the ground, it takes people who have his back." Dunning was the first and only openly gay service member allowed to remain on active duty during...
  • Evangelicals respond to Catholic lawsuits: ‘We are all Catholic now’

    05/22/2012 7:04:47 PM PDT · by topher · 27 replies
    LifeSitenews.com ^ | May 22, 2012 | by Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 22, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Obama administration’s HHS mandate has united Christians of all stripes – evangelical, historical Protestant, and Roman Catholic – as they close ranks behind a flurry of lawsuits filed yesterday morning to overturn the controversial measure and stall government interference in religion. After 43 Catholic institutions – including the major archdioceses, dioceses, universities, and publishing houses affiliated with the Church in the United States – filed a dozen lawsuits to strike the measure down on First Amendment grounds, the Christian and conservative communities quickly applauded the move. President Obama with Secretary of Health...
  • Ohio Judge Permits Student To Wear "Jesus Is Not A Homophobe" Whenever He Wants.And Pays Him.

    05/22/2012 6:39:57 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 10 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 05/22/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    As usual, the Waynesville, Ohio public school had to back down against the powerful gay Lamda Legal organization which lawyered up for a gay student who wanted to wear a "Jesus Is Not A Homophobe" tee shirt in school. Well, the student, not knowing much about Jesus to begin with, should have understood that Jesus fears nothing, but he will judge many things, such as adultery, homosexuality, etc. if there is no repentance. I asked the Ohio judge, who made the decision, if a student could be allowed to wear a shirt saying, "God Judged Sodom and Gomorrah." The said...
  • Sebelius: 'Add LGBT Questions to Our National Health Surveys ... In Multiple Languages'

    05/22/2012 4:44:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 5/12/12 | Fred Luca
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the government is working on including more questions about the health concerns of the LGBT community. The National Health Survey questions will be in multiple languages to “drill down on what are the specific health needs around the LGBT community.” Students with the University of Southern California’s Institute for Global Health at the 65th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, interviewed Sebelius on LGBT health and non-communicable diseases. The video of the interview was posted May 21.
  • Black Pastors Bash NAACP For Endorsing Gay Marriage [Will Blacks Vote God or Mammon?]

    05/22/2012 4:57:04 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    The daily Caller ^ | May 21, 2012 | Meagan Clark
    Black Pastors Bash NAACP For Endorsing Gay Marriage By Meagan Clark - The Daily Caller The Coalition of African American Pastors announced Tuesday that it does not agree with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s decision to endorse the legalization of same-sex marriage. CAAP launched a petition last week to oppose broadening the legal definition of marriage. The coalition includes leaders of black churches and veteran civil rights leaders who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. The NAACP voted to endorse same-sex marriage Saturday, and NAACP President Benjamin Jealous publicly endorsed gay marriage Monday. “The NAACP has...
  • Iowa NAACP president thinks about leaving after national board endorses gay marriage

    05/22/2012 4:42:52 PM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | May 22, 2012 | Dar Danielson
    The President of the Iowa/Nebraska chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People says he is thinking about his future with the group after the national organization’s board of directors voted at its recent meeting to endorse gay marriage. Reverend Keith Ratliff says he had no warning that the issue was going to be part of the national board meeting. “We were not sent out any information that this was going to come up for a vote at that particular May board meeting. It was something that was brought up while people were there. I had other...
  • Is Superman gay? (DC Comics in a questionable business decision)

    05/22/2012 6:26:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/22/2012 | Rick Moran
    The Man of Steel? Lois Lane's lover? DC Comics has jumped the shark - maybe. But the DC Comics co-publisher appears to be contemplating changing the sexual orientation of an "established character:" One question asked at the DC panel today at the Kapow comic convention in London, was about DC co-publisher Dan DiDio's interview with The Advocate. Specifically over the decision not to change any character's sexual orientation when relaunching the DC Universe. At the time Dan stated they would introduce new LGBT characters rather than switch orientation, but the question asked why DC would switch race, size, age,...
  • Mary Ann Glendon: Why the Bishops Are Suing the U.S. Government

    05/22/2012 11:24:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5-22-12 | Mary Ann Glendon
    The main goal of the contraception mandate is not to protect women's health. It is a move to conscript religious organizations into a political agenda. This week Catholic bishops are heading to federal courts across the country to defend religious liberty. On Monday they filed 12 lawsuits on behalf of a diverse group of 43 Catholic entities that are challenging the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) sterilization, abortifacient and birth-control insurance mandate. Like most Americans, the bishops have long taken for granted the religious freedom that has enabled this nation's diverse religions to flourish in relative harmony. But...
  • Three Views on Same Sex "Marriage"

    05/22/2012 12:00:20 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | 5-21-12 | Mike Adams
    A lot of cultural commentators are confused these days. They believe that people’s views on same sex marriage are solely a reflection of their religious beliefs. Nothing could be further from the truth. Actually, some things could be further from the truth – like saying that Al Sharpton has integrity or that Dan Savage has class. But you get the point. The same sex marriage debate is about politics. To call it a religious debate is to miss the point entirely. Your stance on same sex marriage should vary depending on whether you consider yourself to be a conservative, a...
  • Marvel Comics plans wedding for gay hero Northstar

    05/22/2012 11:09:56 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2012
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wedding bells will ring this summer for Marvel Comics’ first openly gay hero, super speedster Northstar. The New York-based publisher said Tuesday that Canadian character Jean-Paul Beaubier will marry his beau, Kyle Jinadu, in the pages of “Astonishing X-Men” No. 51. That’s due out June 20.
  • NC pastor wants to isolate gays, lesbians until they "die out"

    05/22/2012 10:43:44 AM PDT · by kingattax · 27 replies
    WBTV Television ^ | May 22, 2012 | Chris Dyches
    A North Carolina pastor's sermon is going viral after he explained his controversial plan to "get rid of" lesbians and homosexuals. Pastor Worley's sermon, in part, was a response to President Obama's support of gay marriage after Amendment One passed in North Carolina earlier this month. "I've never been as sick in my life of our President getting' up and saying it was alright for two women to marry, or two men to marry. I can tell you right now, I was disappointed bad," Pastor Worley was recorded saying. "I'll tell you right there, it's as sorry as you can...
  • Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet (new recruiting tool)

    DC Comics plans to reintroduce a character as gay in a future issue, it has been revealed. Co-publisher Dan DiDio previously said that the company would not change the sexual orientation of an existing superhero and would bring in a new one altogether. But at Kapow Comic Convention in London on Sunday, he revealed that an existing character - who was previously assumed to be straight - will become ‘one of our most prominent gay characters’, according to comic blog BleedingCool.com. Who is it? An existing DC Comics character - who was previously assumed to be straight - will become...
  • Pastor delivers anti-gay rant, suggests building electric fence around ‘queers and homosexuals’

    05/22/2012 10:19:30 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 22, 2012 | Dylan Stableford
    A North Carolina pastor's disturbing anti-gay sermon has gone viral, and it's easy to see why. In a rant delivered just days after President Barack Obama's historic public support for same-sex marriage, the pastor, Charles L. Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, N.C., suggested rounding up all "queers and homosexuals" and quarantining them inside an electric fence. Snip Worley's comments—while shocking—are sadly not uncommon for pastors in North Carolina, a state that voted overwhelmingly in favor of a constitutional amendment defining marriage "as solely between a man and a woman."
  • Dr. Robert L. Spitzer, Noted Psychiatrist, Apologizes for Study on Gay 'Cure'

    05/22/2012 5:04:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 5/19/12 | Benedict Carey
    The simple fact was that he had done something wrong, and at the end of a long and revolutionary career it didn't matter how often he'd been right, how powerful he once was, or what it would mean for his legacy. Dr. Robert L. Spitzer, considered by some to be the father of modern psychiatry, lay awake at 4 o'clock on a recent morning knowing he had to do the one thing that comes least naturally to him... Dr. Spitzer's fingers jerked over the keys, unreliably, as if choking on the words. And then it was done: a short letter...
  • Gay Marriage—Nothing New Under the Sun

    05/22/2012 6:25:30 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 5/22/12 | Benjamin Wiker
    Gay marriage and homosexuality were part of the moral landscape faced by the first Christians in Ancient Rome.Given that the gay marriage agenda will be increasingly pressed upon Catholics by the state, we should be much more aware of what history has to teach us about gay marriage—given that we don’t want to be among those who, ignorant of history, blithely condemned themselves to repeat it. Contrary to the popular view—both among proponents and opponents—gay marriage is not a new issue. It cannot be couched (by proponents) as a seamless advance on the civil rights movement, nor should it be...
  • Gay prosecutor could still become judge [the activist voted down by VA legislators]

    05/22/2012 7:11:28 AM PDT · by kevcol · 3 replies
    WWBT (Richmond, VA) ^ | May 22, 2012 | Stephanie Leveque
    RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The controversy surrounding a gay prosecutor denied a judicial appointment isn't quite over yet. Tracy Thorne-Begland might have another shot at the job. He could be named an interim judge. He didn't get enough in the Republican-controlled house to win this job earlier this month. Many of his supporters felt he was denied the job because he's openly gay. Since lawmakers never filled the position, the Times-Dispatch reports that the six judges of Richmond's Circuit court can then decide if they want to fill the open bench spot or decide to take on more cases in...
  • VA African American Pastor speaks out on Obama's support of homosexual marriage

    05/22/2012 5:42:28 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 15 replies
    email from Family Foundation
    Dear Friends: I must admit that I was reluctant to publicly share my perspective on President Obama’s recent statement regarding same sex marriage because too often his presidency has caused separation within the ranks of African American leadership. And yet, what does an African American pastor do when his Africa American president makes a decision that eventually will destroy the foundation of not only the African American community, but the nation as a whole? Does that pastor take a risk that he will be misunderstood and labeled as an “Uncle Tom”, a Republican Party pawn, or someone "the white man...
  • Gay couples and women over 40 to get free IVF treatment on NHS (abomination on top of abomination)

    05/22/2012 3:36:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/22/12 | Stephen Adams
    Same-sex couples will be given the same rights as heterosexual couples under guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. The NHS will also extend the upper age limit for IVF by three years to 42, following advice that suggests many women in their late 30s and early 40s could conceive after treatment. The move will see thousands of women a year given the chance to become mothers without having to pay up to Ł8,000 to private clinics. Fertility experts also questioned whether health authorities could afford to widen eligibility criteria, when only a quarter currently fund...
  • Gay Marriage and Facebook (Vanity)

    05/13/2012 9:23:05 PM PDT · by Sporke · 46 replies
    Sporke
    I never post on Free Republic, although I come here everyday, but something has been bothering me and I'm not exactly sure how to handle it. Ever since his holiness obama has made his gay marriage proclamation, my facebook feed has been inundated by posts from my gay friends about it. I haven't responded to any of the posts, because I know it would be go over well. None of my friends responses by others has been anything except positive (from the gay point of view). I'm smart enough to know that not everyone believes in gay marriage, and the...
  • Florida ordinance could give ‘transgender’ men access to women’s restrooms

    05/21/2012 6:48:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    life news ^ | 5/21/2012 | Ben Johnson
    JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, May 21, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A proposed “civil rights” ordinance could open public restrooms and showers to transgender members of the opposite sex, its critics warn. The city council of Jacksonville, Florida, is considering passing an ordinance to outlaw “discrimination” on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, public accommodations, or housing. That means no employer, landlord, or owner of any facility open to the public may refuse to hire or rent their property to anyone who claims to be homosexual or transgender. The measure, supported by Councilman Warren Jones, also leaves employers vulnerable to...
  • Three Views on Same Sex Marriage

    05/21/2012 1:33:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2012 | Mike Adams
    A lot of cultural commentators are confused these days. They believe that people’s views on same sex marriage are solely a reflection of their religious beliefs. Nothing could be further from the truth. Actually, some things could be further from the truth – like saying that Al Sharpton has integrity or that Dan Savage has class. But you get the point. The same sex marriage debate is about politics. To call it a religious debate is to miss the point entirely. Your stance on same sex marriage should vary depending on whether you consider yourself to be a conservative, a...
  • Christie's second N.J. Supreme Court nominee [openly gay] to get confirmation hearing

    05/21/2012 1:41:00 PM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | May 19, 2012 | MaryAnn Spoto
    TRENTON — Chatham borough Mayor Bruce Harris, Gov. Chris Christie’s pick for the state Supreme Court, will finally get his confirmation hearing the end of this month. . . . Scutari today said Harris, who would be New Jersey’s first openly gay and third African-American justice, will be considered by the Judiciary Committee May 31. That’s four months after Christie nominated him, and two months after the panel rejected Phillip Kwon, Christie’s other nominee. . . Kwon, a registered independent since April 2011 but a Republican in New York for the previous decade, drew criticism from Democrats who questioned...
  • Could Superman be gay?

    05/21/2012 1:26:29 PM PDT · by twister881 · 85 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 21, 2012 | Fox News
    Honchos at Superman's comic book home, DC Comics, said this weekend that one of their most identifiable (but as of yet unnamed) straight characters will soon be coming out of the closet, according to a report. --> Snip <-- DC vice president Bob Wayne likened DC's change in tune to President Obama's shift on gay marriage, explaining that DC's policy “has evolved,” the report says.
  • DC Comics character to come out as gay

    05/21/2012 12:30:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 100 replies
    tvguide.com ^ | May 21, 2012 | Joyce Eng
    DC Comics plans to reintroduce a character as gay, comic blog BleedingCool.com reports. DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio announced the plans over the weekend at Kapow Comic Convention in London, saying that the existing superhero who was previously assumed to be straight will be "one of our most prominent gay characters." He did not specify in which issue the reveal will occur. President Barack Obama: Same-sex couples should be able to get married The news comes a year after DiDio told The Advocate that he only intends to introduce new characters in the DC universe as gay rather than make...
  • Amendments to protect chaplains' conscience rights sparks controversy and debate

    05/21/2012 1:05:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Human Events ^ | 05/17/2012 | Hope Hodge
    The Defense funding bill that will get a house vote later this week includes provisions that would protect conscience rights for military chaplains and prohibit same-sex marriage ceremonies from being performed on U.S. military bases. Amendments to the Fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act authored by House Armed Services Committee members Steve Palazzo (R-Miss.) and Todd Akin (R-Mo.) for that purpose were approved in committee last week, but not without a fight. The provisions continued to be a source of controversy as debate on the bill began on the House floor Wednesday. Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.) said the amendment only...
  • 43 Catholic institutions file suits over HHS mandate

    05/21/2012 12:18:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/21/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Today's Roman Catholic calendar lists May 21st as the feast day of St. Christopher Magallanes, a martyr killed for celebrating Mass during the Cristero War in Mexico. Perhaps Catholics today may want to recall St. Thomas More -- the patron saint of lawyers, who was executed for refusing to agree to a mandate that gave Henry VIII the prerogative of defining religious expression in England. Dozens of Catholic institutions filed lawsuits today against the Department of Health and Human Services over its mandate and its narrow definition of religious practice: Catholic archdioceses and institutions filed suit in federal district courts...
  • Jesse Jackson says hits on Jeremiah Wright pain him

    05/21/2012 11:52:50 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | May 21, 2012 | Tim Mak
    Civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson defended Monday controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright, saying that it was a “source of pain” to see him criticized in the media. “I know it’s a source of pain for me to see him used as an object of degradation and manipulated the way he’s been used the media as if he’s some sort of enemy of the state. It’s not fair and it’s not true,” said Jackson on MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown.” “It pains me to see him used as an object of degradation.” Jackson said that Wright had developed an influential ministry, one that...
  • Our Sunday Visitor: “Our lawsuit raises two questions”

    05/21/2012 10:36:56 AM PDT · by John W · 2 replies
    Fort Wayne Journal Gazette ^ | May 21, 2012 | OSV
    Statement as issued Monday by Our Sunday Visitor: HUNTINGTON, Ind., May 21, 2012 - Our Sunday Visitor has joined with the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, the University of Notre Dame and other Catholic organizations in filing federal lawsuits to block an unprecedented infringement on religious liberty. The lawsuits are in response to regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that would force all Catholic organizations and employers to provide abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization and contraception to their employees free of charge, despite the fact that they are against Catholic teaching. The regulations also narrowly define what...
  • ESPN to Manny Pacquiao: Stop Defending 'Cruel, Untrue' Catholic Church

    05/21/2012 7:56:50 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    News Busters ^ | 5/19/12 | Matthew Balan
    ESPN's Grantland website jumped on the bash Manny Pacquiao bandwagon on Thursday by giving a platform to a homosexual activist, who predictably trashed the Catholic Church as she took the Filipino boxing sensation to task for defending traditional marriage. Writer Laurel Fantauzzo ripped the "the Church's cruel, untrue dictates about me," and promised if he didn't "evolve" like President Obama, "I'll simply have to sigh wearily and turn away from you, the way I've turned away from all of the idiotic bigots I've come across in my life, carrying a cross or a heavy book or a Constitution." In her...
  • Notre Dame sues Obama Administration over HHS rule

    05/21/2012 8:26:45 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 54 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 21, 2012 | David Freddoso
    In 2009, President Obama delivered the commencement address at the University of Notre Dame. Now, Notre Dame is suing his administration over its insistence that Catholic schools and other institutions provide insurance coverage for sterilizations, contraceptives, and other abortifacient drugs without any meaningful opt-out for conscientious objectors. Rev. John Jenkins, the university's president, was given much grief over his commencement invitation to President Obama in 2009. Today, he sent the following email to Notre Dame employees, announcing and explaining the lawsuit.
  • Former Rutgers student gets 30-day jail sentence in hate crime case

    05/21/2012 10:10:23 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 39 replies
    The Lookout / Yahoo ^ | 21 May 2012 | Ron Recinto
    A New Jersey judge sentenced a former Rutgers student to 30 days in jail for using a webcam to spy on his roommate... Dharun Ravi, 20, was convicted on two second-degree bias intimidation charges in a case that garnered national headlines because his roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide after the spying... The lead prosecutor in the case had asked for "a period of imprisonment" in her sentencing brief but according to Reuters did not seek the maximum 10-year sentence. The prosecution team wrote that Ravi "has failed to accept any degree of responsibility for the numerous criminal acts he committed,...
  • Top 10 reasons President Obama won't be reelected

    05/21/2012 9:44:54 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 29 replies
    Human Events ^ | May 19, 2009 | Staff
    If you have any doubts that Obama will be sent packing from the White House in November, then cast your eyes at this list of reasons Barack Obama will be a one-term president.
  • Pride funding in peril as 'Queers Against Israeli Apartheid' plans to march

    05/21/2012 7:38:01 AM PDT · by kevcol · 11 replies
    The Globe And Mail ^ | May 17, 2012 | Kelly Grant
    Toronto’s Pride Week is at risk of losing its city funding now that Queers Against Israeli Apartheid has confirmed its intention to return to the parade this year. Council is slated to vote next month on providing a $123,807 grant to Pride Toronto, a decision that would have been routine if not for QuAIA’s plan to apply for a spot in the parade before the June 1 deadline. ... On top of the grant, the city provides about $300,000 worth of police, clean-up and other services for Pride Week, which runs from June 22 to July 1 and has a...
  • Many black voters unhappy with Obama over same-sex marriage

    05/21/2012 7:13:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 20, 2012 | Anthony Man
    At the Neighborhood Unisex Barbershop on Sistrunk Boulevard in northwest Fort Lauderdale, the room fell silent as the president's interview came on TV. At Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Pompano Beach, the pastor turned the midweek Bible study into an open forum on the controversy. At St. John Primitive Baptist Church in Delray Beach, the pastor expressed his concerns.
  • For Black America a time for choosing: belief in the Democrat Party or belief in God’s laws

    05/21/2012 7:09:58 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 11 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | May 21, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Democrats have had a war against African Americans for 200 years. The Democrat Party’s most notable “Founding Father” was Aaron Burr a man who plotted with Democrat Andrew Jackson to steal the Louisiana Territories to break them up and make new slave states out of them. James Polk a Democrat President actually traded in slaves while he was president and fired the permanent civil service staff so he could have his slaves wait on him in our White House. Through the years Democrats have picked up guns to maintain slavery and formed the Klu Klux Klan to keep freed slaves...
  • Big Money Dries Up For Obama Campaign

    05/21/2012 6:36:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 05/21/2012 | Zeke Miller
    Donations to President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign declined sharply in April, as many big-dollar contributors hit the legal maximum, a BuzzFeed analysis of Federal Election Commission data shows.Obama’s campaign took in $25.7 million, after raising $43.6 million in conjunction with the Democratic National Committee. That represented a drop from the $35 million in receipts the campaign saw in March on $53 million raised by the joint fundraising effort.Most of Obama’s drop is attributable to a decline in contributions of more than $500, which fell by more than $9 million. Many of Obama’s top donors have already hit the legal $2500...
  • Joe Sixpack Get Lost!

    05/20/2012 9:42:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/19/2012 | Mickey Kaus
    So it’s unanimous, then– Thomas Edsall was right: In the aftermath of Obama’s gay marriage flip, pundits seem to have concluded that Obama’s Democratic party has indeed given up on white working class voters. They’ve been dropped from the winning coalition, which is now composed of three main groups: “young people, college-educated whites (especially women), and minorities,” according to Ron Brownstein. Bill Galston agrees. Ruy Teixeira–who once wrote a book called America’s Forgotten Majority: Why the White Working Class Still Matters–agrees. Here’s Teixeira on how Obama can win Arizona: First, the share of Hispanic voters must grow and their support...
  • Jenna Talackova: Transgender Beauty Queen Places in Top 12 [Wins "MIss Congeniality"]

    05/20/2012 10:02:10 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 61 replies
    ABCNews ^ | May 19, 2012
    May 20, 2012 Jenna Talackova: Transgender Beauty Queen Places in Top 12 Jenna Talackova, the transgender Canadian beauty queen, placed in the top 12 at the Miss Universe Canada pageant, but fell short of the crown. The 6-foot-1 blonde bombshell was a crowd favorite as she strutted down the runway in the evening gown and swimwear portions of the competition. Talackova also seemed to be a favorite among her fellow contestants and was one of four women voted “Miss Congeniality.” The 23-year-old was originally disqualified from the competition because she was not a “naturally born female.” After threats of a...
  • Role of American capitalism on trial

    05/20/2012 7:41:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 20, 2012 | Robert J. Samuelson
    This election is being fought along the traditional skirmish line of capital versus labor. President Obama projects himself as the protector of workers and families who are preyed upon by greedy and wealthy capitalists. Mitt Romney counters that the president doesn't understand business and that his antagonism discourages private investment and job creation. A couple of observations on the table. First, capital income doesn't flow just to "fat cats." It also goes to small businesses, retirement accounts, college endowments, ordinary shareholders, landlords and people who collect interest. Second, labor's shrinking share isn't necessarily a disaster for workers. What else is...
  • Will Smith slaps reporter for trying to kiss him on the lips - video

    05/20/2012 5:36:40 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 20 May 2012
    Will Smith gave a backhanded slap to a male Ukrainian television reporter who tried to kiss him on the mouth at the Men in Black III premiere in Moscow. The reporter from channel 1+1, Vitalii Sediuk, often kisses celebrities as part of his routine. Smith was not amused. 'What the hell is your problem buddy?' he said when the reporter's back-patting hug turned into an attempted kiss