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  • Gov. Jerry Brown OKs training in LGBT issues for foster parents

    09/29/2012 2:13:21 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Sep 28 2012 | Patrick McGreevy
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill requiring foster parents and other care givers to undergo training in "cultural competency and sensitivity" regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. The bill by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) has been controversial, with some conservative activists saying it will discourage adults from volunteering as foster parents.
  • Buffalo Church Vandal Was Angry With God

    09/29/2012 9:00:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    CBS ^ | September 27, 2012
    The motive behind a Buffalo man’s church vandalism spree is more clear – it was Wade Murray’s anger with God. Murray is accused of breaking doors and throwing rocks through stained glass windows at six churches in Buffalo last weekend. Police say the 30-year-old also left behind offensive messages and posters about religion and homosexuality. On Sunday, Pastor Rob Jarvis of Hosanna Lutheran in Buffalo, Minn., found a disturbing poster, and on Monday the broken glass was discovered — by Wednesday night the suspect sat in jail. “Now that he’s in custody, we recognize it’s not going to happen anymore,...
  • As 'Vote Yes' Efforts Ramp Up, Signs Go Missing, Vandalized (Gay Marriage Amendment in Minnesota)

    09/28/2012 9:15:36 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 9 replies
    A spokesperson for the "Vote Yes" campaign run by Minnesota for Marriage says funding and donations have doubled the past couple months. Now, they're making a final push to get marriage amendment supporters to the polls, but some efforts to spread the message have been frustrating. New billboards are up, October TV commercials are prepped and phones are ringing. "We're just working really hard on reaching out to those folks that are with us and making sure they get out to the polls on election day," said Autumn Leva, a spokesperson for Minnesota for Marriage. Supporters are helping to spread...
  • Teaching Kids to Have Sex With Vegetables in Toronto Public Schools

    09/28/2012 1:03:33 PM PDT · by massmike · 45 replies ^ | 09/28/2012 | Dave Blount
    The moonbats running our government schools had better look alive. Canadian schools are progressing right past them in the race to liberal utopia. For example, the Toronto District School Board’s website encourages children to have sex with vegetables: An adult who repeated this filth to a child on school grounds would be arrested, even at this point in our cultural decline. But linking to it on a website gets around that for now, while enlightened liberal educators wait for repressive laws and backward bitter clingers to catch up.
  • Why same-sex marriage affects my marriage

    09/28/2012 3:31:32 PM PDT · by rhema · 42 replies
    Mpls Star Tribune ^ | September 28, 2012 | RILEY BALLING
    In the marriage debate, people frequently argue that how one chooses to define marriage doesn't affect other people's definitions of marriage, and because my definition is as good as yours, it should also be promoted by society. Many times it is stated: "What I choose to do in my marriage doesn't affect your marriage." However, same-sex marriage affects all of our marriages. First, to explain, private actions have public effects. All our actions, both private and public, define our identity. Being human, we are motivated to impart our identity to future generations. As we have seen, and understandably so, people...
  • Identity Politics Recruiting at Holder’s Justice Dept.

    09/28/2012 2:33:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 28, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    Ever since PJ Media’s blockbuster Every Single One Series documented the radical partisan lawyers hired as career civil servants in the Obama DOJ, many have asked me how this is accomplished. One way is that only attorneys are hired who have resumes which have obvious ideological histories. The Every Single One series provided the public copies of these resumes. They are filled with cues that were used in the hiring process to exclude some and include others. But Eric Holder is also personally furthering the cause of ideological hiring. One way Holder is accomplishing this goal is by recruiting from...
  • Napolitano Orders Same-Sex Couples' Immigration Rights To Be Put In Writing

    09/28/2012 11:32:51 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies ^ | 9/28/12 | Chris Geidner
    “I have directed [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] to disseminate written guidance to the field that the interpretation of the phrase 'family relationships' includes long-term, same-sex partners,” the Homeland Security Secretary wrote. Pelosi and more than 80 colleagues had requested the move.
  • Firing upheld of Montgomery teacher who touched boys

    09/27/2012 7:42:54 AM PDT · by Sopater · 16 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 26, 2012 | Lisa Gartner
    The firing of a Montgomery County elementary school teacher for behaving inappropriately with male students was upheld Tuesday by the Maryland school board, which questioned why the teacher was not fired sooner. Daniel Picca was terminated from Silver Spring's Kemp Mill Elementary School in 2010, 17 years after an initial complaint at Rachel Carson Elementary School and 12 years after the county's child protective services found him responsible for child abuse. He received at least seven written warnings over the 17 years from three principals and two superintendents. When former Superintendent Jerry Weast transferred Picca from Rockville's Luxmanor Elementary School...
  • GOP Challenger Apparently Topples Gay Marriage Pol (GOP senator voted for gay marriage)

    09/27/2012 3:12:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    LI Press ^ | September 27, 2012 | MICHAEL GORMLEY
    Rensselaer County Board of Elections officials, left, and representatives for the Sen. Roy McDonald and Kathy Marchione campaigns, count absentee ballots at the board of elections office on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, in Troy, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)A Republican state senator who voted to legalize gay marriage in New York and shot back at conservative critics that they could “take this job and shove it” has apparently lost his primary.With all absentee votes counted from the Sept. 13 primary and barring a total recount order, Republican Kathleen Marchione had a 110-vote edge over Sen. Roy McDonald with just 50...
  • Atheist Gillard says no to same-sex marriage

    09/27/2012 5:03:30 PM PDT · by UnapologeticConservative · 1 replies
    On Line Opinion ^ | 27 September, 2012 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    Last week, two same-sex marriage bills were firmly rejected. As a result, campaigning journalists feel confused, even wounded. Or at least they’re pretending to be upset right now. Why isn’t their atheist prime minister on their side? Left-wing gay activists are fuming too. After all, they believe Gillard should be for “marriage equality” in relation to monogamy (but not polygamy for some outré reason). Why isn’t their progressive prime minister on their side? In response , political editor Ross Peake of The Canberra Times wrote, “Her detractors wonder how this works for an atheist living in a de facto relationship....
  • Paul Ryan Says He's Now Okay With Gays in the Military

    09/27/2012 3:58:37 PM PDT · by Windflier · 129 replies
    CNS ^ | September 25, 2012 | Pete Winn
    ( - Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, told a West Palm Beach, Fla., television station over the weekend that he is now okay with homosexuals in the military and does not want to reverse the repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy. “I talked to a lot of good friends of mine who are combat leaders in the theater, and they just didn’t think the timing of this was right to do this when our troops were in the middle of harm’s way in combat,” Ryan told WPTV Saturday, when asked about the one-year anniversary...
  • Professors Lobby Notre Dame on Sexual Orientation with Full-Page Ad

    09/27/2012 8:49:13 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 9/26/12 | Matthew Archbold
    Earlier this year, a group of University of Notre Dame faculty and staff drafted a letter in support of the “LGBTQ community” at Notre Dame, after the University announced it would not add sexual orientation to its nondiscrimination clause despite pressure from some student groups and faculty. Now, a petition signed by 366 Notre Dame faculty, administration and staff was published yesterday in the campus newspaper as a full page ad urging the university to add sexual orientation to its nondiscrimination clause. The letter said, in part: “We value the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning members of our community...
  • Minnesota gays upset over pro-gay-marriage ads featuring straight people

    09/27/2012 8:01:07 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    daily caller ^ | 9-27-12 | Sarah Hofmann
    With gay marriage on November ballots in several states, gay rights groups have been buying airtime to run ads in favor of marriage equality. But most of the ads feature heterosexual people on-screen — a choice that’s angering some in those states’ gay communities. Gay Minnesotan Alexander Zachary finds it offensive. “The only thing I can think of is they’ve hired a political strategist and they’s said straight people don’t want to see gay people on TV,” said Zachary.
  • Cops: Priest in sex flap ODs in parking garage (Episcopal)

    09/27/2012 7:02:13 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/27/2012 | O'Ryan Johnson
    An Episcopal priest who was accused of sex crimes against a young parishioner died of an apparent drug overdose last night on the sixth floor of the Government Center parking garage, police and his lawyer said. Police said they were called to the garage about 7:40 p.m. and found a man inside a gray 2006 Saturn. Police attempted to perform CPR on the man, but were unsuccessful. Boston EMS declared the patient dead at 8:05 p.m., and the call was referred to the Medical Examiner, police said.
  • Leading homosexual rights advocate arrested on child pornography suspicions

    09/27/2012 5:51:55 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 20 replies
    Life Side News ^ | Sep 26, 2012 | Johanna Dasteel
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 25, 2012 ( – A prominent homosexual rights advocate surrendered to police on Thursday after being charged with two felony counts of child pornography possession and distribution, according to the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD). Larry Brinkin was first arrested on the same allegations in June, but was released, with the SFPD citing the need for further investigation. Now he is awaiting arraignment while out on bail. (Larry Brinkin) The SFPD has released information indicating that some of the children used for Brinkin’s alleged pornography collection appear to be as young as one, two and three...
  • Obama's Roommate

    09/26/2012 9:34:43 PM PDT · by chatter4 · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 27, 2012 | Chatter4
    Great video. It appears that Obama's best friend and roommate, Sohale Siddiqi was more than a friend. Perhaps this explains the wedding ring he wore for years before he married Michelle.
  • United Way of Cleveland moves to pull funding in 13 for Boy Scouts over group's prohibition of gays

    09/26/2012 2:17:07 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 53 replies ^ | September 25, 2012 | Dave Davis
    United Way of Greater Cleveland moves to pull funding in 2013 for Boy Scouts over group's prohibition of gay members CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Officials with United Way of Greater Cleveland announced Tuesday they are moving to pull their funding next year from the Boy Scouts of America after the group recently reaffirmed its prohibition of openly gay youth and adults. At issue is nearly $100,000 that goes to the Boy Scouts of America Greater Cleveland Council for Scoutreach, a program that brings scouting to about 1,600 inner-city youth with an eye on physical fitness and citizenship. United Way is just...
  • What’s missing from pro-gay marriage TV ads? Gays

    09/26/2012 7:54:12 PM PDT · by massmike · 13 replies ^ | 09/26/2012 | Associated Press
    MINNEAPOLIS — In one TV ad, a husband and wife talk fondly of a lesbian couple who moved into their neighborhood. In another, a married couple speaks of wanting fair treatment for their lesbian daughter. A third features a pastor talking supportively about gay unions. Each of these ads ran recently in states with gay marriage issues on the November ballot. What’s missing? Gay people speaking for themselves. Gay activists who have worked on the marketing campaigns say that in this battle for public opinion, it’s better for gays to stay in the background.
  • The great need for pastors to address gay marriage

    09/26/2012 7:19:26 PM PDT · by rhema · 8 replies
    BPNews ^ | 9/24/12 | Joseph Backholm
    Pastors, I'd like to propose some hypotheticals for you. Imagine a scenario in which the president of the United States used his bully pulpit to declare to the country that divorce was a good thing, beneficial to spouses and good for kids who would be saved from contentious households. Certainly some people feel that way. Or, imagine if the president of the United States told the country that monogamy was unnatural and that it was not actually our urges that needed to be overcome but our petty jealousies over sexual exclusivity. I'm certain there are people who share those sentiments....
  • Mass. to appeal inmate sex change surgery ruling

    09/26/2012 6:58:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 9/26/2012
    Massachusetts will appeal a federal judge's decision to grant a convicted murderer's request for sex reassignment surgery, prison officials announced Wednesday. The state Department of Correction said that it believes the medical care Michelle Kosilek is receiving is adequate and that the court didn't address what it says are legitimate safety concerns of protecting her in prison. U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled this month that the surgery is the only adequate treatment for Kosilek's gender-identity disorder, a condition Wolf said is a "serious medical need." He said denying surgery violated Kosilek's Eighth Amendment rights. It was the first time...
  • One Year Anniversary of DADT Repeal

    09/26/2012 4:52:56 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-26-12 | CJ
    WARNING: This post is full of sarcasm and bloviation. It reflects my own personal opinions and does necessarily reflect those of this site or any branch of government. If you are prone to calling people who disagree with homosexual conduct “bigots” you may not want to read any further. Otherwise, I’ll call you a bigot for not respecting my beliefs. Bigot! Stick and stones may break my bones...yadda yadda.Yippee! I feel like frolicking through the corn rows in those sexy Marine PT shorts and big, pink sash in celebration. I’m so excited that the military and our federal government is...
  • CAMPAIGN 2012—The Future of Marriage

    09/26/2012 3:00:44 PM PDT · by rhema · 3 replies ^ | 9/26/12 | George Weigel
    September 26, 2012 - Back in the day, altar boys loved to serve weddings because it involved ready cash: minimally, $5 (which in those days meant something), often a ten-spot. Once in a great while an exceptionally generous best man would slip each server an envelope with $25 – a small fortune to a boy in the early 1960s. Serving weddings should have enlarged more than the youthful exchequer, however. For wedding servers were exposed, time and again, to the prescribed “exhortation” the priest read to the couple before they pronounced their vows. That exhortation is worth recalling, now that...
  • As Anglican Church Picks New Leader, Gay Marriage Weighs Heavily

    09/26/2012 12:07:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 9/25/12 | Ben Quinn
    The Anglican Church makes its final recommendation to government for a new Archbishop of Canterbury this week. Whoever gets the nod will have to resolve the church's split on gay marriage.Looking back recently on a 10-year tenure marked by bitter conflicts between liberals and traditionalists, the leader of the Church of England and the wider Anglican Communion suggested that his job might really call for two people. The remarks by Rowan Williams, who steps down in December as the Archbishop of Canterbury, were interpreted as signaling that the church was planning to appoint a ‘global president’ to relieve his successor...
  • Hong Kong Billionaire Offers $65 M To Any MAN Who Can Woo His gay daughter (Mission Impossible?)

    09/26/2012 9:51:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/26/2012 | Tom Phillips in Shanghai, The Telegraph
    One of Hong Kong's wealthiest men has placed a "marriage bounty" on his lesbian daughter's head, offering nearly Ł40 million to the man who successfully woos her. Property magnate Cecil Chao Sze-tsung announced the HK$500 million reward this week after reports that his 33-year-old daughter Gigi Chao, a University of Manchester graduate, had married her long-term female partner in France. "I don't mind whether he is rich or poor. The important thing is that he is generous and kind-hearted," Mr Chao told the South China Morning Post, describing reports about his daughter's marriage as "false". The extravagant tycoon's offer blended...
  • CREWS: Homosexuals in the military demand special privileges

    09/25/2012 10:04:09 PM PDT · by brityank · 140 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, September 25, 2012 | Col. Ron Crews
    CREWS: Homosexuals in the military demand special privileges Toleration doesn’t cut both waysThe American armed forces exist to defend our nation, not to conduct social science lab experiments in which our troops serve as human subjects. Try telling that to this administration. The first anniversary of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Sept. 20, has come and gone. Now, there is mounting evidence that proves our warnings were not idle chatter. The threat to freedom posed by this radical sexual experiment on our military is real: It is grave and it is growing. Activists inside and outside our...
  • NY state senator loses election after backing gay marriage

    09/25/2012 5:09:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 25, 2012 | Jonathan Allen
    (Reuters) - A Republican state senator whose vote was crucial to legalizing gay marriage in New York has lost his primary election while a Senate colleague who also broke with the party's stance against same-sex unions narrowly escaped defeat. Senators Roy McDonald and Stephen Saland were among four New York Senate Republicans to cast key votes last year to make New York the most populous U.S. state to allow homosexual marriages. After a count of absentee ballots, McDonald was determined to have lost his race while Saland narrowly won in September 13 primary elections. Mark Grisanti, another Republican senator who...
  • A response to (Dan) Cathy and Huckabee

    09/25/2012 12:02:14 PM PDT · by Thebaddog · 80 replies
    Chicago First Ward Report ^ | 9.25.12 | Alderman Moreno
    Dan Cathy decided to make a PUBLIC statement to Mike Huckabee that, at the least, muddied the progress we had made with Chick-fil-A and, at the worst, contradicted the documents and promises Chick-fil-A made to me and the community earlier this month. Since Mr.Cathy made a PUBLIC statement, I am PUBLICLY asking him to confirm and support what I was told and shown by his company representatives. 1. For the FIRST TIME in the company’s history the company wrote and distributed a document to all of its employees titled, “Chick-fil-A: Who We Are” that guarantees that the company and its...
  • Tim Kaine: ‘I Would Be Fine’ With Homosexual Marriage

    09/25/2012 12:58:06 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/25/30 | Matt Cover
    ( – Former Virginia Governor and current Democratic Senate candidate Tim Kaine said he would “be fine” with state legislatures changing the definition of marriage to include gay couples during a debate on Sept. 20. Kaine, in a tight race with former Republican Senator and Governor George Allen, said that “everybody” should have the type of legally sanctioned marriage he and his wife enjoy. “I would be fine if they [state legislatures] did it and they labeled it marriage or civil unions or domestic partnership,” Kaine said when asked if he agreed with President Barack Obama’s position on legalizing same-sex...
  • Filipino priest profiled in 'National Geographic' ivory trade exposé drops from public view

    09/25/2012 11:31:12 AM PDT · by DFG · 5 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 09/25/12 | Brooks Egerton
    An internationally prominent Catholic priest has dropped out of sight in the Philippines, years after admitting to me that he had sex with altar boys in the U.S. and supplied them with drugs. Monsignor Cristobal Garcia’s sudden low profile coincides with a new National Geographic article on the ivory trade. It calls Garcia “one of the best known ivory collectors in the Philippines” and quotes him as giving advice on how to smuggle ivory into the U.S., in defiance of a 1989 global trade ban. The magazine refers to my 2005 investigative piece on the priest, who had fled the...
  • Newark, NJ Archbishop Urges Voters to Defend Marriage and Life

    09/25/2012 9:00:32 AM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies
    The Record ^ | 09.25.12 | ABBOTT KOLOFF
    In a sweeping pastoral statement to be made public today, the leader of more than 1 million North Jersey Catholics urges them to vote “in defense of marriage and life,” and warns that the passage of same-sex marriage laws might lead to a government crackdown on their religious freedoms. Newark Archbishop John J. Myers said the statement on gay marriage was not timed to coincide with the November election, now little more than a month away, and that he was not calling on Catholics to vote for a particular candidate. But he said they should examine the “full spectrum” of...
  • McGurn: The Chick-fil-A War Is Back On

    09/25/2012 7:34:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/25/2012 | William McGurn
    Sometimes there comes along an idea so wrongheaded that even Michael Bloomberg and the American Civil Liberties Union can't support it. So it was this summer, when the Democratic mayors of Boston and Chicago declared Chick-fil-A unwelcome in their cities because the mayors disagree with CEO Dan Cathy's support for "biblical marriage." New York Mayor Bloomberg called the threats "inappropriate." A spokesman for the Illinois ACLU suggested that they were unconstitutional to boot. Now the controversy is back, after a Chicago alderman announced that Chick-fil-A had agreed to stop supporting "antigay organizations." After two days of confusion, Mr. Cathy this...
  • Former Owner of Pittsburgh Pirates Comes Out

    09/24/2012 4:01:43 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 36 replies
    abc news ^ | 9-24-12 | abby ellin
    By Abby Ellin Sep 22, 2012 9:19pm Former Owner of Pittsburgh Pirates Comes Out Email 10 Smaller Font Text Larger Text | Print (Image credit: Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images) Kevin McClatchy, the former owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, has an announcement: He’s gay. After years of soul searching and hiding his sexuality, McClatchy, now 49, came out to the New York Times. In the interview, McClatchy, who was the public face of the Pirates for 11 years, said that he felt obligated to go public. “I’ve spent 30 years — or whatever the number is specifically — not...
  • Paul Ryan says reversal of DADT repeal is step in wrong direction

    09/24/2012 9:07:08 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 84 replies ^ | 09/23/2012 | Alex Sanz
    MIAMI -- One year after the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that barred openly gay and lesbian service members from serving in the military, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) said in an interview with WPTV NewsChannel 5 that the controversial policy should not be reinstated. "Now that it's done, we should not reverse it," Ryan told WPTV NewsChannel 5 during a visit to Miami. "I think that would be a step in the wrong direction because people have already disclosed themselves." Ryan was one of 160 Republicans and 15 Democrats in the House of Representatives to vote...
  • Iran's President Ranges Far In Interview: Talks Israel, Slams Homosexuality-[Calls It "Ugly"]

    09/24/2012 8:29:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | September 24, 2012
    Iran's President Ranges Far In Interview: Talks Israel, Slams Homosexuality September 24, 2012 New York (CNN) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made clear what he meant when he said Israel should be "wiped off" the map and touched on everything from the Holocaust to homosexuality in a wide-ranging interview that aired Monday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." The president, speaking through a translator, also said what his country would do if attacked by Israel, and he slammed an anti-Islam film that has triggered protests in the Muslim world. "If a group comes and occupies the United States of America, destroys...
  • France set to ban the words 'mother' and 'father' from official documents

    09/24/2012 5:07:12 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 34 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 9/24/12 | Staff
    France is set to ban the words "mother" and "father" from all official documents under controversial plans to legalise gay marriage. The move, which has outraged Catholics, means only the word "parents" would be used in identical marriage ceremonies for all heterosexual and same-sex couples. The draft law states that "marriage is a union of two people, of different or the same gender". It says all references to "mothers and fathers" in the civil code – which enshrines French law – will be swapped for simply "parents". Justice Minister Christiane Taubira told France's Catholic newspaper La Croix: "Who is to...
  • Same-sex 'Marriage' Defeated in Australia

    09/24/2012 2:59:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Zenit ^ | 9/24/2012
    Two proposals to legalize same-sex marriage in the Australian federal parliament last week were strongly defeated. On Sept. 19 the House of Representatives voted on a proposal by backbencher Stephen Jones, of the Australian Labor Party, the party currently in power at the federal level, to legalize same-sex “marriage.” The Labor Party allowed a free vote on the proposal, while the coalition of opposition parties, led by Tony Abbott, held to their promise of voting against any attempt to introduce same-sex “marriage.” The vote was 42 in favour of legalization and 98 against. Both Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition...
  • Intel pulls funds from Boy Scouts over policy barring gay scouts and leaders

    09/24/2012 1:09:17 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 75 replies ^ | 9/24/12 | abc15 staff
    The Boy Scouts of America has lost one of it's biggest corporate donors, Intel, who announced Sunday they will no longer fund the organization until gay Scouts and leaders are welcome within the organization. Eagle Scout Zach Wahls, founder of Scouts for Equality, launched a campaign urging Intel to pull funding from the Boy Scouts after a report revealed the company gave nearly $700,000 to the Boy Scouts in 2010. "Intel made the right decision here, in order to live up to their corporate values of diversity, equality and individual liberty," said Wahls. "Companies that support the LGBT community simply...
  • Anderson Cooper admits CNN found slain ambassador's journal, 'secretly' used it in reporting

    09/22/2012 1:14:19 PM PDT · by opentalk · 67 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 22, 2012 | Snejana Farberov
    Anderson Cooper admits that CNN found slain American ambassador's journal inside U.S. consulate in Libya and 'secretly' used it in reporting (full Title).•CNN found Ambassador Christopher Stevens' personal journal on the floor at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi •Journal consisted of seven handwritten pages in a hard-bound book •Network says it notified Stevens' family at once and handed over the journal CNN host Anderson Cooper admitted on Friday that the network had come across the late Ambassador Christopher Stevens' personal journal and used parts of it in its reporting without disclosing the source. On Wednesday on his show Anderson Cooper...
  • Cardinal George: ‘Society Will Be The Worse For It’ If Gay Marriage Legalized

    09/24/2012 9:20:37 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 9/23/12
    CHICAGO (CBS) – Cardinal Francis George, speaking Sunday at a mass to celebrate the golden anniversaries of more than 400 couples, used the celebration as a platform to reiterate the Catholic Church’s opposition to same-sex marriage. The cardinal spoke at a ceremony where 400 couples who have been married for 50 years renewed their wedding vows at Holy Name Cathedral. George honored the couples for their lifetime commitments to each other, and the families they have helped to raise. “I thank you for the way in which you are open to others in Christ’s name. I think you for the...

    09/24/2012 7:56:20 AM PDT · by Sopater · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | Michael Vasquez
    <p>Broward County School Board members on Wednesday are expected to approve a formal resolution in support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month, which takes place every October.</p>
  • Minnesota Poll: Marriage (Amendment) vote splits state in two

    09/23/2012 7:52:20 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 9 replies
    The increasingly costly and bitter fight over a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage is a statistical dead heat, according to a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll. Six weeks before Election Day, slightly more Minnesotans favor the amendment than oppose it, but that support also falls just short of the 50 percent needed to pass the measure. Among likely voters, 49 percent would approve constitutional language that defines marriage as only the union of a man and woman. Another 47 percent oppose the measure, while 4 percent are undecided. Minnesota law requires any change to the Constitution to capture a...
  • Florida Kindergartners To Celebrate LGBT History Month…

    09/23/2012 3:37:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 68 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 22, 2012
    Will they be taught Obama is the “first gay president?”Via Miami Herald: Broward County School Board members on Wednesday are expected to approve a formal resolution in support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month, which takes place every October.The LGBT History Month tradition, started in 1994 by a Missouri high school teacher, has previously been recognized and promoted by a wide assortment of politicians, including members of Congress and Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia. In all of Philadelphia’s municipal buildings, for example, a rainbow flag is flown alongside the U.S. flag every October.Honoring gay history within the realm...
  • Catholics, moving to the right?

    09/23/2012 1:43:05 PM PDT · by Vinylly · 43 replies
    Seattle, WA is extreamly liberal, think -Boston liberal. Yesterday St. Benidicts in the Wallingford community was celebrating their annual 'Borkwurst' Festival to raise money for their school. I wore a 2 1/2"X 3 1/2" pen I made up on my computor that said: 'ROMNEY: God, Freedom, and Prosperity. Obama: Socialism, Slavery, and $20 TRILLION Debt.' As I walked around the playground with our family, I recieved quite a few requests to take a picture of my sign with their i-pods. One girl said she wanted to send the pic. to her dad to prove that not everybody in Wallingford was...
  • Former Pirates owner tells Times he's gay

    09/23/2012 12:04:44 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 54 replies
    AP ^ | 9/22/12
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Kevin McClatchy, the former owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates and now the board chairman at the McClatchy Company newspaper chain, said in an interview with The New York Times that he is gay.
  • Will Chick-fil-A stop funding anti-gay groups?

    09/19/2012 4:22:54 PM PDT · by Livin_large · 31 replies
    Salon ^ | September 19, 2012 | Prachi Gupta
    In a letter addressed to Alderman Moreno and signed by Chick-fil-A’s Senior Director of Real Estate, it states, “The WinShape Foundations is now taking a much closer look at the organizations it considers helping, and in that process will remain true to its stated philosophy of not supporting organizations with political agendas.” Winshape, a non-profit funded by Chick-fil-a, has donated millions of dollars to anti-LGBT groups, including some classified as hate groups, such as Focus on the Family and the National Organization for Marriage. In meetings the company executives clarified that they will no longer give to anti-gay organizations. But...
  • The future of the pro-life cause

    09/23/2012 6:36:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Arlington Catholic Herald ^ | 9/19/2012 | George Weigel
    “It’s the economy, stupid.” — James Carville’s memorable note-to-self during the 1992 presidential race — will be the determining factor in the 2012 campaign, according to the common wisdom. That may be true. But as Catholics consider their responsibilities between now and Nov. 6, it would be good to remember that the future of the pro-life cause in America is also at stake. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 79. Justices Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy are 76. Justice Stephen Breyer is 74. The president elected in November likely will appoint two Supreme Court justices and may appoint as...
  • Will: The tangled web of conflicting rights [time for gays to restrain bullies in their ranks]

    09/17/2012 2:26:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 14, 2012 | George Will
    Elaine Huguenin, who with her husband operates Elane Photography in New Mexico, asks only to be let alone. But instead of being allowed a reasonable zone of sovereignty in which to live her life in accordance with her beliefs, she is being bullied by people wielding government power. [SNIP of the ongoing case] New Mexico’s Supreme Court is going to sort all this out, which has been thoroughly reported and discussed by the invaluable blog the Volokh Conspiracy, where you can ponder this: In jurisdictions such as the District of Columbia and Seattle, which ban discrimination on the basis of...
  • Really? Don't limit freedom to marry? We already do -- for a reason --

    09/22/2012 6:43:58 PM PDT · by rhema · 36 replies
    Mpls Star Tribune ^ | 9.22.12 | Katherine Kersten
    On Nov. 6, Minnesota voters will decide whether marriage will be protected in our state Constitution as the union of one man and one woman. Opponents' reason for fundamentally redefining our bedrock social institution appears on yard signs that dot the metro area: "Don't limit the freedom to marry." Now, Minnesotans are nice folks, and we don't like to think of ourselves as needlessly limiting another's freedom. The truth is, however, we "limit" marriage in a variety of ways. You can't marry your sister or your father. You can't marry a 12-year-old, or two people, or someone who's already married...
  • Chick-fil-A's Dan Cathy: We have made no concessions

    09/22/2012 2:22:14 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 21 replies
    Baptist Press News ^ | Sep 21, 2012 | Michael Foust
    ATLANTA (BP) -- Following reports that Chick-fil-A had agreed to stop funding certain traditional family groups in order to get approval for a new Chicago restaurant, company President Dan Cathy said Friday the restaurant made no concessions and "we remain true to who we are." Cathy's statement, posted on Mike Huckabee's website, came one day after the company released its own statement saying that its corporate giving has "been mischaracterized" for many months and that it will continue to fund programs that "strengthen and enrich marriages." Said Cathy, "There continues to be erroneous implications in the media that Chick-fil-A changed...
  • Artist documents same-sex military couples in new photo project

    09/22/2012 5:29:31 PM PDT · by Salman · 39 replies
    Freedom to Marry ^ | Sep 20, 2012 | Adam Polaski
    This fall, Tatjana Plitt, an artist from Australia, is working to document these gay and lesbian service members, who for the first time can publicly express their love and commitment to their husbands, wives, or partners. She's touring much of the East coast from September through December to photograph same-sex military couples, and eventually, she'd like to include a collection of the photos in art galleries or a photo book.