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  • Pope Francis' Vatican Sends ďBlessingĒ to Publisher of Homosexual-Friendly Books for Children

    08/28/2015 10:23:45 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 53 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | 8/28/15 | John Vennari
    August 28: Pope Francis reportedly sent an encouraging letter to lesbian founder of publishing house for childrenís books. Todayís Il Giornale reports, ďThe Pope blesses gender ideology books. To the author he writes: ďGo ahead.Ē The report continues, ďPope Francis still amazes, writing a long letter to the author of the books that the mayor of Venice, Luigi Brugnaro, wanted to ban from its schools. After the Synod on the family that threatens to split the church, the Pope again lines up in defense of the same-sex couples.Ē Francesca Pardi, founder with her partner Maria Silvia Fiengo of the publishing...
  • Gay Activists Fume Over de Blasioís Role in rentboy.com raid

    08/28/2015 7:44:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Richard Johnson
    Gay activists fume over de Blasioís role in rentboy.com raidGay activists are furious over the rentboy.com raid and arrests for prostitution ó and they are wondering why Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton worked with the federal prosecutors in Brooklyn. Both the mayor and Bratton march in the very same gay pride parade in which rentboy.com has a float. ďKoch, Giuliani and Bloomberg didnít go after rentboy.com. Why is de Blasio?Ē wondered one gay man who has used the service.
  • LGBT lobby rebutted by pro-family medical experts & ex-gays at Mass. State House public hearing.

    08/28/2015 6:44:45 PM PDT · by massmike · 16 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 08/28/2015 | n/a
    The homosexual movementís state-by-state crusade to pass laws banning youth with sexual orientation problems from seeking help by therapists, came to a head in the Massachusetts State House at a public hearing on Tuesday, July 28. The well-oiled LGBT lobbying machine was rebutted by pro-family counselors and experts, many of whom who came to Boston from across America, as well as MassResistance activists. At issue is Bill H97, which is a major goal of the LGBT lobby this year. It would make it illegal for licensed therapists to help children deal with traumatic sexual orientation problems, often the result of...
  • University of Tennessee to students: Diversity means using new made-up pronouns for trans students

    08/28/2015 6:42:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/28/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via the Examiner, I‚Äôd do what they say. In our alarming new culture of rage against microaggressions, doing otherwise might get you shot.Rather than make brutish assumptions that someone who looks like a boy is a boy and someone who looks like a girl is a girl, the campus diversity office recommends starting the semester by asking everyone to provide their names ‚Äúand pronouns.‚ÄĚ Or better yet, why not just use new pronouns that are gender-neutral? It‚Äôll spare you an ephemeral awkward moment when you happen to encounter someone from the tiny fraction of the tiny fraction of the...
  • University of Tennessee tells staff and students to stop using 'he' and 'she' - and switch to...

    08/28/2015 6:35:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 28 August 2015 | Kieran Corcoran For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: University of Tennessee tells staff and students to stop using 'he' and 'she' - and switch to 'xe', 'zir' and 'xyr' instead The University of Tennessee has told its staff and students to stop calling each other 'he', 'she', 'him' and 'her' - and to start referring to one another with terms like 'xe', 'zir' and 'xyr' instead. The Knoxville branch of the public university, which has 27,400 students, sent a memo round to its members filled with unusual new parts of speech to avoid referring to anybody's gender. According to a gay rights official at the university,...
  • ĎSister Wivesí stars cite gay Ďmarriageí ruling in bid to legalize polygamy

    08/28/2015 4:22:38 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 37 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/28/15 | Dustin Siggins
    DENVER, CO, August 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- While gay "marriage" activists claimed that the Supreme Court's marriage decision wouldn't open the door to polygamy, five people from the show "Sister Wives" want the 10th Circuit Court to disagree. "This case is about criminalization of consensual relations and there are 21st century cases rather than 19th century cases," said attorney Jonathan Turley in a filing. "It is clear that states can no longer use criminal codes to coerce or punish those who choose to live in consensual but unpopular unions." In a case that was filed in 2011, "Sister Wives" star...
  • Transgender soldiers may get time off to have sex-change operations after military ban dropped

    08/28/2015 4:18:40 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/28/15 | Drew Belsky
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) ‚Äď Transgender people who want to join the military while presenting themselves as members of the opposite sex ‚Äď and possibly receiving taxpayer-subsidized sex-change operations ‚Äď may do so starting next May. According to a draft timeline recently circulated among top Department of Defense (DoD) personnel, the ban on "openly" transgender soldiers will be lifted on May 27, 2016. The DoD is considering a pilot program to let soldiers take a sabbatical from active service in order to "make their transition" ‚Äď that is to say, procure hormone drugs or genital reconstruction surgery in...
  • It seems to me: Bible clear on gay marriage

    08/28/2015 3:35:35 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 15 replies
    LeaderTelegram.com ^ | 8/26/2015 | The Rev Mark Homp
    This is in response to a recent column and follow-up letter by Virginia Wolf. It has been said, ďSome people use the Bible like a drunk uses a lamp post ... for support instead of illumination.Ē Wolf has chosen a same-sex partner for her own ďmarriage,Ē which, though unnatural, is her right and perfectly legal. She now seeks to support her choice claiming the Bible does not condemn homosexuality or gay ďmarriage.Ē
  • An Antidote to the LGBT ĎLittle Apple of Deathí

    08/28/2015 1:06:49 PM PDT · by fwdude · 9 replies
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | August 28, 2015 | Scott Lively
    Sexual Orientation Regulations (SORs) (also known as sexual orientation anti-discrimination policies) are the most devious tactic of the LGBT movement for stripping Christians of First Amendment protections and setting the stage for the ďgayĒ takeover of any social, political or cultural entity. These SORs are the seed that contains the entire tree of the homosexual agenda with all of its poisonous fruit. Once implanted, the entire agenda emerges like the trunk and branches of a Manchineel tree, producing what looks deceptively like wholesome fruit but in fact is known in the island paradise in which it grows as the manzanita...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Indy Star Orchestrates Secret Campaign To Promote LGBT Special Protections

    08/28/2015 11:08:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 26, 2015 | Thomas Rose
    Breitbart News has exclusively obtained an email sent by the President and Publisher of the Indianapolis Star. It invites ďcommunity leadersĒ to help plan and coordinate an aggressive, highly orchestrated campaign to ďpersuadeĒ the Indiana state legislature to adopt sweeping special protections for Indianaís gay, lesbian and transgender communities. The email, sent personally by Karen Ferguson Fuson, President and Publisher of the Star, was sent early this morning to an undisclosed list of business and media elites, together with gay rights activists. It pulls no punches in its scope or its goals. The email, in its unedited entirety reads as...
  • Judge Andrew Napolitanoís Bizarre Op-Ed on RFRAs: He argues that RFRAs are unconstitutional

    04/06/2015 9:47:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | Ed Whelan
    In a challenging field of competitors, Fox News Channelís Andrew Napolitano has a strong entry for the most laughable legal analysis of the Indiana religious-freedom law. In an April Foolís Day op-ed that he evidently means to be taken seriously, Napolitano argues that state Religious Freedom Restoration Act laws are unconstitutional. Napolitanoís core claim is that the Supreme Court, in its 1997 ruling in Boerne v. Flores, ruled that the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act is unconstitutional. In Boerne the Court ruled that Congress lacked the constitutional power to apply the federal RFRA against the states. Napolitano accurately summarizes...
  • Vester Flanagan Threatened Colleagues, Played the Race Card for Years

    08/27/2015 8:06:25 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 75 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 8/26/2015 | Katie Zavadski, Kate Briquelet
    The cold-blooded Roanoke killer kept getting fired, kept threatening co-workers, and kept claiming he was the real victim. Vester Lee Flanagan claimed in a suicide note Wednesday that Juneís massacre of black parishioners at a South Carolina church was ďthe tipping pointĒ that sent him on the path to murdering two journalists on live television Wednesday. But in court papers and interviews with The Daily Beast, former colleagues describe Flanagan as a problematic employee, who was repeatedly reprimanded for his harsh treatment of coworkers, and complained racism was behind harsh evaluations of his work. ďHe just had a history of...
  • Texas Supreme Court Smacks Down Lawless Lesbian MayorÖ Again!

    08/28/2015 7:28:31 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 17 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 8/27/2015 | Tim Brown
    Houston's lawless lesbian mayor Annise Parker has been put in her place again by the Texas Supreme Court. This time it was over deceptive language used by her council in drafting the ballots for voters to decide on the unlawful ordinance of allowing mentally ill people, who believe they are the gender they are not, to use the bathrooms of the opposite sex in public places. Previously, we reported that the court ruled in favor of the Church, who stood up against the mayor's ordinance and lawfully petitioned the city for the ordinance to be put on the ballot last...
  • Focus shifts to shared goals with Obama as papal visit nears [Revelation 13]

    08/28/2015 8:33:21 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    My Way ^ | 8/27/2015 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) ó Sweeping into office in 2009, President Barack Obama captured near rock-star status around the world among millions who saw him as the embodiment of a new sense of social purpose. Now, that baton has largely been passed to Pope Francis, whose visit to the White House next month will put his common cause with Obama on vivid display. Obama has made no secret of his affection for the outspoken pope, calling him a "transformative leader" whose influence has transcended the Roman Catholic community. The pope has embraced many of the issues Obama has sought to advance, including...
  • Italian lesbian author gets papal blessing

    08/28/2015 8:48:23 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 55 replies
    Yahoo News India ^ | August 28, 2015 | AFP
    Pope Francis has sent his blessing to a lesbian author of children's books dealing with same-sex families, wishing her and her wife well in their work, it emerged on Friday. As Vatican officials scrambled to clarify that the message was simply a standard courtesy which did not signal any change in Church teaching on the subject, the author told AFP she had been pleasantly surprised to have received such a positive response. Francesca Pardi, who writes and publishes books such as "Why you have two mummies", wrote to Francis in June after the publishing company she runs with her wife...
  • Pope Francis sends letter praising gay children's book

    08/28/2015 8:38:05 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 151 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Aug. 28, 2015 | Rosie Scammell
    Italian book that explores different family types including same sex was banned by mayor of Venice, but pontiff becomes unlikely supporter ... In the book, the egg encounters a pair of gay penguins, lesbian rabbits successfully bringing up a family, as well as other family models, including a single parent hippo, a mixed race dog couple, and kangaroos that have adopted polar bear cubs... Now Pardi has found an unlikely supporter in Pope Francis, who through his staff has written to the author praising her work. ďHis holiness is grateful for the thoughtful gesture and for the feelings which it...
  • Pope Under Pressure As Half A Million Catholics Urge Him To Reaffirm Traditional Marriage

    08/28/2015 8:06:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Nick Hallett
    More than 500,000 Catholics, including many senior clerics, have signed a petition calling on Pope Francis to reaffirm traditional teaching on marriage and the family after months of confusion over his supposed liberal stance on the issue.
  • The long, slow death of the rule of law in America

    08/27/2015 5:39:09 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 67 replies
    OC Register ^ | Aug. 27, 2015 | TROY SENIK
    The most disturbing aspect of the scandal around Hillary Clintonís use of a private e-mail server during her tenure as secretary of state is not the former first ladyís penchant for secrecy. Whatís truly unsettling is that it has been widely taken as read among both the media and the general public that Mrs. Clinton will likely avoid serious legal consequences for her behavior because the Justice Department is ultimately answerable to President Obama Ė and Democrats will not use the instruments of government to destroy one of their own. Whether that eventually proves true, the sentiment itself reveals a...
  • Donald Trump is a piŮata ó heís just made for whacking

    08/27/2015 8:42:12 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 36 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 27, 2015 | Steve Rubenstein
    Whacking Donald Trump with a stick is big business in San Francisco. You can do it for $14 to the small Trump, or $20 if you splurge for the large Trump. The stick costs $3 extra, and you really need a proper stick, customers say, to bust Trump to smithereens. Those are the economics ó a field said to be Trumpís specialty ó in the red-hot business of selling Donald Trump piŮatas.
  • Mark Morford: How to defeat Trump, King of the Trolls

    08/27/2015 9:54:24 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 59 replies
    sfgate ^ | August 11, 2015 4:44 PM | Mark Morford, Author, Columnist, ERYT500 yoga teacher, Admirer of trees
    He speaks his mind, such as it is. Says whatever he wants. Jumps the rails of the standard narrative, blasphemes right inside the GOPís own church (Fox News), demeans women and immigrants... This is what his frothing minions love most, yes?... If this were a parallel (and much better) universe, Trump could almost be seen as sort of a dream candidate, the kind of passionate... Alas, weíre nowhere near there. Weíre stuck right here. This dream is, of course, more of a nightmare, a loud, vapid, sexist anti-vaxxer/birther egomaniac with about as much personal integrity and humanity as a feral...
  • How the Supreme Court Abolished Article V of the Constitution

    08/28/2015 4:44:27 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 37 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8.14.15 | Robert A. J. Gagnon
    On July 31 at the American Bar Associationís International Human Rights Award Luncheon, former Justice John Paul Stevens declared that, while the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment establishes a right to ďgay marriage,Ē it does not protect an individualís right to keep and bear arms.... I marvel at Stevensí ability to reject an application of the Fourteenth Amendment to a right clearly enumerated elsewhere in the Constitution (viz., ďthe right of the people to keep and bear armsĒ in the Second Amendment) while affirming its application to a supposed right not elsewhere even remotely alluded to in the...
  • Archbishop:'True Intention Behind' Push for Same-Sex Marriage is 'Imposition of Totalitarian System'

    08/27/2015 6:24:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 36 replies
    CNS ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mark Judge
    Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron of Agana, Guam has posted a message on his archdiocesean website stating that the ‚Äútrue intention‚ÄĚ behind the push for same-sex marriage ‚Äúhas always been about the destruction of the family and the imposition of a totalitarian system.‚ÄĚ The archbishop also predicted the next step in the process would be to use the education system so ‚Äúthat our children, your children, will be forced to assimilate to this pattern of non-gender.‚ÄĚ ¬ďIt is important to understand that the political pressure to push the agenda for same sex ‚Äėmarriage‚Äô has never been about gay rights; the true...
  • ĎNo Shakingí on Sodomy [Nigerian bishops: "The culture of same-sex marriage is alien...]

    08/27/2015 5:53:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 8/27/15 | Ryan Fitzgerald
    The Nigerian bishops won't budge in their firm stance against same-sex "marriage." That's the latest word from Abp. Ignatius Kaigama, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria and leader of the Jos archdiocese. He told a recent Catholic assembly in his archdiocese, "The culture of same-sex marriage is alien to our understanding of the family and should not be imposed on Nigerians." These words were met with heavy applause. The archbishop then shifted to Nigeria's Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act, which took effect in 2014. He is an ardent supporter of it, and at the time he lauded Nigeria's president,...
  • Man proposes to his boyfriend in Texas Methodist Church that prohibits gay marriage - and gets...

    08/27/2015 5:45:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 74 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 27 August 2015 | Catherine Townsend For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Man proposes to his boyfriend in Texas Methodist Church that prohibits gay marriage - and gets a standing ovation from the congregation A Texas man gave his boyfriend a proposal to remember when he got down on one knee in front of the entire congregation at their local Methodist Church Ė receiving a standing ovation in the process. Trevor Harper, 36, and Davis Covin, 30, who live in Austin, have been dating since 2006 and have been proud and active members of the First United Methodist Church of Austin for the past two years. Mr Harper said the...
  • Christian clerk fights on as Sixth Circuit orders her to issue gay Ďmarriageí licenses

    08/27/2015 2:51:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 64 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 27, 2015 | Dustin Siggins
    ROWAN COUNTY, KY,¬†August 27, 2015¬†(LifeSiteNews) -- A federal appeals court has ordered Christian clerk Kim Davis to provide same-sex ‚Äúmarriage‚ÄĚ licenses, but she‚Äôs refusing to give in. Davis, a Democrat,¬†says that her Christian beliefs¬†will not allow her to issue licenses for same-sex ‚Äúmarriages.‚ÄĚ Despite pressure from Democrat Gov. Steve Beshear,¬†a lawsuit from the ACLU, and two federal court rulings, Davis has refused to issue any licenses while the matter is still working its way through the courts. However, the Sixth District Court of Appeals said Davis must issue the licenses. While critics say Davis must follow the law as a...
  • Christians at Duke U refuse to read lesbian porn novel assignment

    08/27/2015 2:23:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 27, 2015
    DURHAM, NC, August 27, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Christian freshmen at Duke University are refusing to read an assigned graphic novel depicting masturbation and homosexual intercourse. The university says the assignment was optional and won’t discipline the holdouts. Brian Grasso emerged as the spokesperson for the dissenters after he posted his decision on the Class of 2019’s closed Facebook page. Opponents have done their best to mock and deride the holdouts as ignoramuses who don’t belong at Duke, but Grasso has addressed all their jibes, first to Duke’s student paper and then in an op-ed in the Washington Post, intelligently...
  • Vester Lee Flanagan: Inside the home of gunman Bryce Williams where he prepared for murder

    08/27/2015 1:59:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    (UK) Daily Telegraph ^ | August 27, 2015 | Ruth Sherlock
    The Telegraph is given exclusive video and pictures showing the Virginia gunman's home, with cat urine all over the kitchen floor and the discovery of sex toys ... revealing details of the gunmanís life in the days before he murdered Alison Palmer and Adam Ward. [Snip] He left behind an apartment filled with his personal effects, including photographs of himself during his days as a television journalist and posters that appear to be of male pin-ups. In a raid on the apartment on Wednesday, police reportedly confiscated a gay pride flag. They also found "many" sex toys, which may have...
  • Chick-fil-A's stance against gay marriage may not fly at Denver International Airport

    08/27/2015 11:03:54 AM PDT · by don-o · 45 replies
    thedenverchannel ^ | August 20, 2015
    The Denver City Council has stalled a deal to renew the lease of a Chick-fil-A restaurant at Denver International Airport, citing the company's reputation as an opponent of same-sex marriage. The Business Development Committee on Tuesday stalled the seven-year deal with a new franchise of the popular chicken chain for two weeks. "I think the airport also has a question about our reputation," said Robin Kniech, a Denver City Council Member, during Tuesday's meeting. "It has been the corporate philosophy [of Chik-fil-A] to use the dollars they earn to fund discriminatory lawsuits and to fund discriminatory political rhetoric. So that's...
  • Ky. clerk again refuses to issue marriage licences to gay couples despite ruling

    08/27/2015 12:30:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 8/27/15
    A Kentucky clerk's office on Thursday again refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple, in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage across the country two months ago. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue any marriage licenses, citing her Christian faith and constitutional right to religious freedom, since the landmark decision in June. On Thursday morning, a deputy clerk in her office refused to issue a marriage license to William Smith Jr. and James Yates. It was their third attempt to get a license. They said they will not give...
  • Va. Gunman May Have Worked as a Male Escort and Other Strange Findings From the WDBJ Shooting

    08/27/2015 8:36:52 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 26 replies
    The Root ^ | Aug. 27 2015 8:12 AM | STEPHEN A. CROCKETT JR.
    Early Wednesday morning, Vester Lee Flanagan II, reportedly upset over being fired from Virginia news station WDBJ7 in 2013 as well as the June church massacre in Charleston, S.C., targeted two of his former colleagues and fatally shot them during a live broadcast.
  • St. Mary's reverses policy on gay employment after backlash over rescinded hire (OR)

    08/27/2015 8:23:20 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 18 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 08/26/2015 | Melissa Binder
    The St. Mary's Academy board voted Wednesday night to change the school's policy on hiring gay employees after facing backlash over the administration's decision to rescind a job offer to a gay counselor. Students and high-profile donor Tim Boyle, CEO of Columbia Sportswear, had earlier condemned the choice not to employ 27-year-old Lauren Brown. In response, administrators brought the board together and recommended members vote to expand the hiring policy. . . . In July, the Roman Catholic high school reversed its plans to make Brown an academic adviser after learning she was gay, the job applicant said. Friedhoff said...
  • Raid of Rentboy, an Escort Website, Angers Gay Activists

    08/27/2015 8:02:38 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 50 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Aug, 26, 2015 | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
    For some gay activists, it had shades of bathhouse raids and gay-bar roundups from decades ago. On Tuesday, federal authorities burst into the Union Square office of the gay-escort website Rentboy.com and arrested the chief executive and several employees on prostitution charges. Rentboy, which federal authorities called the biggest male-escort website, had been around for almost two decades, allowing escorts to pay to advertise themselves. It was well known in the gay community, hosting pool parties, dances and awards shows throughout the country. ... Mr. Walls said: ďAs the investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security, ICE is responsible...
  • Dinesh D'Souza: Where's Obama on killed whites? 'Black gay guy goes nuts ... DOUBLE hate crime?'

    08/27/2015 7:56:30 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    WND ^ | August 27, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Dinesh DíSouza, conservative author, movie-maker, columnist and pundit, took to Twitter to do some trolling on left-leaning pages and post some counter-views on the widely reported shooting deaths of two white television crew members by a black man Ė even suggesting President Obama better stand on the side of blind justice, not race-based politics. In reference to Vester Flanagan, the black former television journalist whose on-air name was Bryce Williams, DíSouza tweeted: ďWhen a black gay guy goes nuts and kills white people, is it safe to call it a DOUBLE hate crime?Ē Flanagan, prior to killing himself, was believed...
  • University of Connecticut Now Offering Transgender Voice Lessons

    08/27/2015 5:40:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Classes to help transgender individuals alter their vocalization are slated to be offered this fall at the University of Connecticut. The Transgender Voice and Communication Group offers ďan opportunity to use new vocal and communication qualities in a safe and confidential environmentĒ and includes ďrole playingĒ and other activities. This semesterís group launches Sept. 14 and runs through Nov. 30 at the public university, an online campus calendar and description states. The University of Connecticut did not respond to multiple requests from The College Fix seeking comment on how much it costs taxpayers to facilitate the group. The campus does...
  • Halloween Retailer Folds to LGBT Pressure, Pulls ĎCaityln Jennerí Costume

    08/27/2015 1:54:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 8/26/15 | Kipp Jones
    Halloween retailer Spirit Halloween, which previously defended its decision to sell a costume inspired by Bruce Jennerís gender transition, caved to pressure from LGBT groups, and pulled the costume from its website Wednesday.The ďCall Me Caitlyn Unisex Adult Costume,Ē which satirizes the former Olympianís likeness, as seen on the cover of the July issue of Vanity Fair, sparked outrage online Tuesday, with Twitter users and LGBT advocates describing it as ďtransphobic.ĒSome of those upset by the costume also made violent threats toward anyone considering going as the transgender TV star.A Change.org petition demanding Spirit Costumes pull the ensemble, expressed concerns...
  • Ricky Martin Pens Powerful Takedown of Donald Trump: "Enough Is Enough!"

    08/26/2015 9:34:08 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 89 replies
    Cosmopolitan ^ | 08/26/2015 | Rebecca Rose
    "The fact that an individual like Donald Trump, a candidate for the presidency of the United States for the Republican party, has the audacity to continue to gratuitously harass the Latin community makes my blood boil," Ricky wrote. "When did this character assume he could make comments that are racist, absurd, and above all incoherent and ignorant about us Latinos?" He went on to write Trump's intentions were transparent: "Basically tell barbarities and lies to remain relevant in the public opinion, for votes or simply to stay on the media's radar." But it was the attack on Ramos, "one of...
  • Rand Paul: Don't punish federal workers who used Ashley Madison

    08/26/2015 10:31:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jake Miller
    Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul said Tuesday that government workers who were outed by hackers as members of AshleyMadison.com - a website created to facilitate extramarital affairs - should not face punishment. Before he could register that opinion, though, he had to figure out what the heck "Ashley Madison" is. "I keep seeing that headline, but I'm terrible - I don't know what it is," he confessed to a Washington Post reporter when he was asked about the hack of the risquť website, which exposed the contact information of millions of its users. The senator asked, "So, she has done...
  • Americans Greatly Overestimate Percent Gay, Lesbian in U.S.

    08/26/2015 8:35:31 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 46 replies
    Gallup ^ | 05/21/2015 | Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- The American public estimates on average that 23% of Americans are gay or lesbian, little changed from Americans' 25% estimate in 2011, and only slightly higher than separate 2002 estimates of the gay and lesbian population. These estimates are many times higher than the 3.8% of the adult population who identified themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender in Gallup Daily tracking in the first four months of this year.
  • Sorry, ladies, there really is a man shortage (War on Men?)

    08/26/2015 8:29:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 54 replies
    Itís not your fault. Itís the ratio. To all the young, college-educated women out there who feel like Donald Trump will probably become president before they find a decent, eligible man, take comfort. According to author Jon Birger, youíre not imagining things. In ďDate-onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game,Ē out today, Birger, a former writer for Fortune and Money magazines, crunched demographic, census and other data to show that it really is historically rough out there for the ladies.
  • Ky. County Clerks Association will propose removing clerks' names from marriage licenses

    08/26/2015 8:16:04 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/26/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT ó The Kentucky County Clerks Association will propose removing clerksí names from the document in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Courtís legalization of same-sex marriage. Overturning the stateís ban on same-sex marriage has prompted Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and two others to deny licenses to all couples, drawing a federal lawsuit against Davis as well as calls to change the licensing process. Leslie County Clerk James Lewis, chairman of the associationís elections committee, told reporters Tuesday that his group is drafting ďa simple solutionĒ to the matter. ďYou would have the county and the county seat listed...
  • Mormon church to support Boy Scouts despite gay troop leaders

    08/26/2015 7:31:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 8/26/15 | Jessica Mendoza
    The Mormon church will continue to support the Boy Scouts of America despite the groupís decision to allow gay troop leaders, say church leaders. After a month of deliberation, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ė which is the nationís largest sponsor of Boy Scout units and continues to restrict gay and lesbian members from participating fully in church activities and leadership Ė said in a statement Wednesday that it would maintain its 102-year-old association with Scouting following the BSAís controversial July decision to let gay men lead Scout units. The announcement, which comes after the BSA assured...
  • At Pallium Mass, Cupich Calls for Mercy Toward Nontraditional Families

    08/26/2015 6:27:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Crux ^ | 8/23/15 | Michael O'Loughlin
    CHICAGO Ė Catholics must avoid being rigid, embrace change, and show mercy, not harsh judgment, toward nontraditional families. That was the message from Chicagoís Archbishop Blase Cupich Sunday afternoon after receiving his pallium, a wool stole that is a piece of liturgical regalia symbolizing his connection to the pope, from the papal ambassador to the United States. In a 15-minute homily, Cupich said bishops and other Catholics should avoid ďabsolutizing one particular eraĒ by remembering the richness and diversity of their faith. At the same time, the Church should be ďopen to new avenues and creativity when it comes to...
  • Ricky Martin Speaks Out Against Donald Trump, Defends Jorge Ramos

    08/26/2015 6:21:44 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    Jezebel ^ | 8/26/15 8:45pm | Marie Lodi
    Following yesterdayís incident in which longtime Univision news anchor and Fusion TV host Jorge Ramos was ejected from a Donald Trump news conference, singer Ricky Martin has penned an op-ed defending Ramos and calling for an end to the attacks against Latinos. The piece was published on Univision and translated to English via Billboard. Martin begins by calling out Trumpís gratuitous harassments against the Latin community. From the beginning his intention was transparent: basically tell barbarities and lies to remain relevant in the public opinion, for votes or simply to stay on the mediaís radar. Yesterdayís episode against journalist Jorge...
  • CNN Editorial: The real 'anchor babies' are conservatives, not Asians

    08/26/2015 6:08:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    CNN Editorial ^ | 08/26/2015 | Jeff Yang
    There are few uglier phrases in the modern conservative lexicon than "anchor baby," not least because of the literal imagery the term brings to mind of a human infant, wrapped in chains and flung overboard to secure a vessel in place. But even as a figure of speech, it's a despicable concept. It refers to the notion that undocumented immigrants exploit the quintessentially American policy of birthright citizenship, which confers the status of citizen to anyone born on U.S. territory, by sneaking across the border to give birth to their children. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush recently stumbled into the...
  • Take a Guess Which 4 GOP Candidates Signed a Pledge to Back Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage

    08/26/2015 6:38:59 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 34 replies
    Liberty News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jenna Leigh Richardson
    Out of 17 Republican presidential candidates, 4 have signed a pledge to support a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage. The pledge which would define marriage as the union between on man and one woman is sponsored by a non-profit named the National Organization for Marriage. In a press release Tuesday, the group announced the names 4 Republican candidates that have signed the pledge along with 3 that have refused to signed.
  • Virginia murdererís manifesto: Angry about Charleston, says he was bullied for being gay and black

    08/26/2015 4:58:34 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Meanwhile, Hillary and Josh Earnest are already using it to push gun control. We havenít been all over this story all day because we didnít figure you needed one more conservative news site presuming to give you up-to-the-minute updates. But weíre shaken like everyone else by the murders of Adam Ward and Alison Parker on live television this morning in Virginia. And weíre now learning more about the motives and the twisted mind of Vester Flanagan, who died this afternoon of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Flanagan had worked for a year as a reporter at WDBJ - the very same...
  • ...TV murderer was criticized by bosses...reprimanded for wearing an Obama badge to report

    08/26/2015 4:19:23 PM PDT · by maggief · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 26, 2014 | BEN ASHFORD
    Warped TV reporter Vester Lee Flanagan exasperated bosses with his 'stiff and nervous' delivery, his inability to use a teleprompter - and by wearing a President Obama badge during an election report, Daily Mail Online can reveal. Management at WDBJ dubbed the failed newsman the 'human tape recorder' because he frequently parroted what interviewees had told him rather than doing his own journalism. Flanagan, 41, clashed repeatedly with photojournalists, belittling them in public and intimidating them with his violent temper, according to internal reports. He was also censured for wearing an Obama sticker while recording a segment at a polling...
  • Pentagon to lift ban on transgender troops in May

    08/26/2015 4:25:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 26, 2015 | Kristina Wong
    The Pentagon will end a ban on transgender troops on May 27, according to a draft memo obtained by USA Today. Defense Secretary Ash Carter first announced in July that the Department intended to lift the ban and created a working group to study the implications over six months. In the meantime, troops could serve as openly transgender, and high-level approval is needed to discharge troops for being transgender. Repealing the ban would affect more than 12,000 troops. The memo, dated Aug. 19, also highlights some of the potential issues arising with transgender troops, such as providing leaves of absence...
  • Education Minister... steps in to stop ALL schools in NSW showing gay parenting documentary...

    08/26/2015 2:44:27 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 15 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 27th August 2015 | Leesa Smith
    All public schools across New South Wales have now been banned from viewing a gay parenting documentary following the controversy over a girls high school's decision for every student to watch the film. NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli personally stepped in to stop Burwood Girls High School's special screening of Gayby Baby for all 1200 students during third and fourth periods this Friday after some parents are believed to have been upset by the decision to show the movie. Going one significant step further on Wednesday afternoon, Mr Piccoli enforced a state-wide ban preventing all public schools being able to...
  • Virginia Shooter Wanted to Ignite a ĎRace Warí (Also, he was a homosexual)

    08/26/2015 2:20:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rick Moran
    The man who killed two journalists on live television in Virginia sent a suicide note to ABC News claiming the killings were in response to the shootings at a Charleston, SC church that killed 9 people in June. Bryce Williams, AKA Vester Lee Flanagan, contacted ABC News several times over the last several weeks saying he wanted to pitch a story to them. He never gave them an idea what the story was. Then today, Williams faxed what he called a ďsuicide noteĒ where he claimed the shooting of the reporters was a response to the Charleston killings and that...