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  • Good riddance to PC phony beer companies who care more about not offending gays than Catholic rights

    03/19/2014 12:13:41 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It seems like every year Catholics are threatened by various homosexual groups because they have declared war on our religion and the secular world helps them any way they can. This year the phonies who sell beer have joined them. Subgroups within the homosexual community take the occasion of St. Patrick’s Day to try to force Catholics to violate deeply held religious doctrines against the celebration of homosexuality. They delight in their attempts to pressure the organizers of St. Patrick’s Day Parades around the country to allow them to march under a banner proclaiming their sexuality. As often as they...
  • TEXAS HONOR KILLING: Black Muslim Father Accused Of Killing Gay Daughter And Her Girlfriend

    03/17/2014 5:29:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 15, 2014 | Andrew Marcus
    A black Muslim man suspected of murdering his lesbian daughter and her girlfriend. Her sexuality offended his Muslim sensibilities.
  • The Left’s phony war on heterosexuals continues

    03/08/2014 12:14:01 PM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/8/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Yet another phony report of an “attack” on a self-proclaimed sexual minority has given the fraudulent Left a new “bloody shirt” to wave in their never ending war on heterosexuals. Last Tuesday a California (of course) high school transsexual reported he was savagely beaten by a group of “evil” straight white thugs because he is a transsexual. The “attack” left parents students and staff members reeling because it was the second such attack at the Contra Costa school during this school year. All concerned parties immediately played their politically correct, assigned role in the wake of this “terrible tragedy.” Of...
  • The battle over gay rights is THE battle ... there is no other

    03/07/2014 3:06:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    One News Now ^ | March 6, 2014 | Bryan Fischer, American Family Association
    America's future will be determined by one thing and one thing only: whether the forces of light or darkness will win the battle over special rights based on sexually deviant behavior. This is for the simple reason that America must choose between homosexuality and religious freedom, between sodomy and liberty. There is no middle ground. As columnist Matt Lewis put it, the clash is a "zero-sum" game. Somebody wins and somebody else loses. Every single advance of the homosexual agenda comes at the expense of religious liberty. Americans want to believe otherwise, that sodomy and religious liberty can coexist, but...
  • Support for same-sex marriage hits new high; half say Constitution guarantees right(Relig Free Gone)

    03/05/2014 9:15:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 5, 2014 | Saul Loeb
    Half of all Americans believe that gay men and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll in which a large majority also said businesses should not be able to deny serving gays for religious reasons. Fifty percent say the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection gives gays the right to marry, while 41 percent say it does not.
  • Gay activists have met their match with Muslim barbers

    03/02/2014 10:44:42 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 73 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 3/2/14 | Ezra Levant
    So a lesbian walks into a Muslim barbershop, and asks for a “businessmen’s haircut”. It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it really happened, and now a government agency called the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario will hear her complaint. Faith McGregor is the lesbian who doesn’t like the girly cuts that they do at a salon. She wants the boy’s hairdo. Omar Mahrouk is the owner of the Terminal Barber Shop in Toronto. He follows Shariah law, so he thinks women have cooties. As Mahrouk and the other barbers there say, they don’t believe in touching women...
  • The Terms of Our Surrender (to gay marriage)

    03/02/2014 5:22:19 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 73 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 1, 2014 | Ross Douthat
    IT now seems certain that before too many years elapse, the Supreme Court will be forced to acknowledge the logic of its own jurisprudence on same-sex marriage and redefine marriage to include gay couples in all 50 states. Once this happens, the national debate essentially will be finished, but the country will remain divided, with a substantial minority of Americans, most of them religious, still committed to the older view of marriage. So what then? One possibility is that this division will recede into the cultural background, with marriage joining the long list of topics on which Americans disagree without...
  • Allen West: Don't Compare Arizona Religious Freedom Bill Protests to Civil Rights Movement

    02/27/2014 6:35:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 02/27/2014 | Allen West
    It's a "slap in the face" to the black community to compare protests against an Arizona bill, which would let some business owners deny services to gays, to the civil-rights movement, former U.S. Rep. and retired Army Lt. Col. Allen West said Wednesday. In an exclusive interview with "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV, West, whose Allen West Guardian Fund supports and endorses conservative military minority candidates, said comparing the movements is merely "sensationalism." "I want people to stop saying that this is all of a sudden the new civil right because . . . it's a slap in...
  • Ugandan government shrugs off aid cuts over anti-gay law

    02/27/2014 1:22:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Kampala: Uganda shrugged off Thursday foreign aid cuts and international criticism of its tough new anti-gay law, saying it could do without Western aid. "The West can keep their 'aid' to Uganda over homos, we shall still develop without it," government spokesman Ofwono Opondo said in a message on Twitter. On Monday, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a bill into law which holds that "repeat homosexuals" should be jailed for life, outlaws the promotion of homosexuality and requires people to denounce gays. The signing of the law came despite fierce criticism from Western nations and key donors, including US President...
  • A Live-and-Let-Live Law: Arizona's Law Promotes Tolerance, Not only for Gays, but for All

    02/25/2014 1:36:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/25/2014 | The Editors
    In response to a number of lawsuits in which such providers of wedding-related services as bakers and photographers have been threatened with conscription into participating in same-sex ceremonies to which they object on religious grounds, Arizona’s state legislature has adopted a law under which businesses that decline to provide such services will enjoy protection. It is perhaps unfortunate that it has come to this, but organized homosexuality, a phenomenon that is more about progressive pieties than gay rights per se, remains on the permanent offensive in the culture wars. Live-and-let-live is a creed that the gay lobby specifically rejects: The...
  • Uganda Supports President Museveni on Anti-Gay Legislation

    02/25/2014 7:21:38 AM PST · by IsraelBeach · 11 replies
    South Sudan News ^ | February 24, 2014 | Joe Odaby
    By Joe Odaby South Sudan NewsFebruary 24, 2014 — The Observer has published a controversial article defending the sovereign right of the Ugandan Parliament to pass legislation curbing gay propaganda and of Ugandan President Museveni to ratify it. It calls on Museveni to resist Obama’s pressure and asserts that the “homosexualism has reached an extent that we, Ugandans, perceive as alien to our culture and ethos as a people”. Charlotte Ntulumme who teaches journalism and communication at Makerere University argues that the “homosexual movement is taking the world by carefully crafted strategy to mobilise nations to support the gay agenda....
  • Religious Right in Arizona Cheers Bill Allowing Businesses to Refuse to Serve Gays

    02/21/2014 7:25:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/21/2014 | By MICHAEL PAULSON and FERNANDA SANTOS
    In New Mexico, a photographer declined to take pictures of a lesbian couple’s commitment ceremony. In Washington State, a florist would not provide flowers for a same-sex wedding. And in Colorado, a baker refused to make a cake for a party celebrating the wedding of two men. The business owners cited religious beliefs in declining to provide services celebrating same-sex relationships. And in each case, they were sued. Now, as states around the nation weigh how to balance the rights of same-sex couples with those of conservative religious business owners, Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona must decide whether to sign...
  • Florida child porn suspect admits to molesting Boy Scouts on camping trips: cops

    02/21/2014 7:39:07 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Friday, February 21, 2014, 9:03 AM | Lee Moran
    "Authorities say Fleetwood Peeples, 76, confessed to abusing and taking nude photos of young boys while they were in his care in the early 1980s."
  • Arizona Passes Bill Allowing Business Owners to Refuse Service to Gays Based on Religious Beliefs

    02/20/2014 2:33:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/20/2014 | BY LEONARDO BLAIR
    State senators in Arizona voted heavily along partisan lines Wednesday in passing a bill that allows business owners to refuse service to homosexuals based on their religious beliefs. With Republicans in the majority, the bill, SB 1062, passed with a 17-13 vote. It defeated attempts to expand existing employment laws which protect against racial and religious discrimination to include sexual orientation, according to the Arizona Daily Star. A companion bill is also expected to pass in the House shortly. Republican Sen. Steve Yarbrough explained that the decision to support the measure is more about protecting people of faith from discrimination...
  • 'There's no room for anything manly now': Feminist speaks out AGAINST the loss of masculine virtues

    02/19/2014 10:31:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | December 29, 2013 | Staff
    Our society is neutering boys of their maleness at a young age, while the lack of people with military experience in important positions is a recipe for disaster, claims Camille Paglia, the controversial lesbian author and social critic. Self-described ‘dissident feminist’ Paglia, 66, believes that attempts to deny the biological distinctions between men and women is to blame for the much that is wrong with modern society. 'What you're seeing is how a civilization commits suicide’ she told the Wall Street Journal. Paglia, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, is well known for her critical views...
  • Outrageous: Russian TV Anchor Mocks Iwo Jima Memorial As Homoerotic In War-Statue Spat With CNN

    02/16/2014 6:49:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 16, 2014 | Tim Graham
    The London Daily Mail reported this week that “CNN caused a firestorm when it included a war monument in Brest, a city in the former Soviet republic of Belarus, in an article on the 'world's ugliest monuments' published last month.” This isn’t Ted Turner’s CNN, where a reporter would be disciplined for saying the word “foreign” in a sentence. The online article from a travel-piece contributor was intended as humor. A Russian news commentator responded by suggesting the Marine Corps War Memorial – the Iwo Jima sculpture just north of Arlington National Cemetery – is “easy to mock” for its...
  • New York-area radio hosts apologize for fake note chastising gay couple

    02/15/2014 5:50:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 15, 2014
    (Reuters) - Two New York area radio hosts have apologized for talking on-air about a note they fabricated from a fictitious parent chastising a supposed same-sex couple over their child's birthday invite, and the broadcasters admitted they kept on with the lie even after it took on a "life of its own." Steve Harper and Leeana Karlson of Long Island pop music station WKJY, also known as K-98.3, posted the apology on Friday on the station's website.
  • 'Juno' actress Ellen Page comes out as gay

    02/15/2014 5:36:59 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 85 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 15, 2014 | Eric M. Johnson
    (Reuters) - Actress Ellen Page, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in "Juno," came out as a lesbian on Friday at a Las Vegas conference for gay teens. "I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission," the 26-year-old actress said in a speech that drew roaring support from an audience at the Time to Thrive conference sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign.
  • In rare public split, Catholic bishops differ sharply on anti-gay laws

    02/13/2014 6:07:33 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | February 13, 2014 | David Gibson
    The Roman Catholic hierarchy has generally been viewed as a unified bloc in opposition to gay rights, but the emergence of especially punitive measures against gays in various countries has opened unusually stark and public fissures among bishops in different nations. The divisions are also raising questions about whether Pope Francis, who has struck a charitable tone toward gays and lesbians, needs to take action. The issue is especially pressing in Africa, where Nigeria, the continent’s most populous country, recently adopted a harsh law that imposes a 14-year prison term for anyone entering into a same-sex relationship, as well as...
  • American Lugers Annoyed by Group’s Gay Rights Video

    02/11/2014 2:06:13 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/11/14 | SAM BORDENFEB
    Several American doubles lugers said they were irritated by a popular Canadian video celebrating diversity that pokes fun at their sport. The Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion recently released a promotional video that shows doubles luge, a sport in which one rider lies on top of the other as they sled down the track. At the end of the video is the tagline: “The Games have always been a little gay. Let’s fight to keep it that way.” “They’re making fun of our sport for their cause and it doesn’t really make a lot of sense to me,” Christian...
  • Richie Incognito, Jonathan Martin both support Michael Sam

    02/10/2014 11:31:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    NBC Sports! ^ | 2/10/14 | Michael David Smith
    ...Dolphins offensive linemen Jonathan Martin, who left the team and said he was bullied in the locker room, and Richie Incognito, who was suspended for his actions toward Martin, both took to Twitter to support Sam. Shortly after Sam’s announcement was publicized, Martin tweeted that he has “respect” for the “guts” that Sam showed. Hours later, Incognito tweeted very similar sentiments.
  • Anti-gay demonstration reveals double-standard in Sochi « SI.com

    02/07/2014 4:29:49 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 22 replies
    M.SI.COM ^ | 2/7/2014 | unknown
    SOCHI — The protest was tiny by any global, urban standard. But the sentiment of the pair of men holding the signs was unmistakably loud. On a promenade in front of this city’s main railway station, one man held a placard, written in Russian and topped with an American flag, that read, GOD BLESS PUTIN BECAUSE HE IS AGAINST THE SIN OF SODOMY AND GOD BELIEVES IT IS DISGUSTING. Another raised a sign in English, this one surmounted by a Russian flag, with four boldfaced words: HOMO SEX IS SIN. Protests in and around these Olympic Winter Games are supposed...
  • The Muslim arrested for arson attack was also a U.S. State Department ‘cultural ambassador’

    02/03/2014 7:53:44 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    http://www.barenakedislam.com ^ | February 3, 2014 | unknown
    Musab Mohamed Masmari, 30, was arrested as a suspect in the arson attempt on ‘Neighbours’ Gay night club as he was on his way to the airport. But that’s not all. As part of the Obama Regime’s Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), Masari, a native of Benghazi, Libya, was also a cultural ambassador on behalf of the 9/11 Media Arts Center for the Arabic speaking visitors. Capitol Hill Seattle (h/t SusanK) On January 1st, a man poured gasoline over a staircase inside Neighbours and lit it on fire as the nightclub was packed with more than 700...
  • Napolitano To Be Part Of US Olympic Delegation

    01/30/2014 6:19:50 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    KJZZ.org ^ | 1.6.14 | Dennis Lambert
    Former Arizona Governor and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will be part of the United States delegation to the Winter Olympics in Sochi next month.
  • Judge rules that Kansan who provided sperm to lesbian couple owes child support

    01/23/2014 6:05:28 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 153 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 22 | Associated Press
    <p>Topeka resident William Marotta had argued that he had waived his parental rights and didn’t intend to be a father.</p> <p>Shawnee County District Judge Mary Mattivi rejected that claim, saying the parties didn’t involve a licensed physician. “The parties failed to perform to statutory requirement of the Kansas Parentage Act in not enlisting a licensed physician in the artificial insemination process, and the parties’ self-designation of (Marotta) as a sperm donor is insufficient to relieve (Marotta) of parental right and responsibilities to the child,” Mattivi wrote.</p>
  • Swiss Guard veteran claims existence of 'gay network' at the Vatican

    01/20/2014 6:21:47 PM PST · by madprof98 · 51 replies
    Guardian ^ | 1/20/14 | Lizzie Davies
    A former commander of the Swiss Guard, the small force of men whose job it is to protect the pope, has said there is "a network of homosexuals" within the Vatican, the latest in a series of claims about gay priests working at the heart of the Roman Catholic church. Elmar Mäder, who was commandant of the Guard from 2002 until 2008, said his time at the heart of the Vatican had given him an insight into certain aspects of life there. "I cannot refute the claim that there is a network of homosexuals. My experiences would indicate the existence...
  • HIV patients wade warily into health marketplace

    01/19/2014 8:54:14 AM PST · by csvset · 27 replies
    Pilotonline ^ | 19 January 2014 | Amy Jeter
    Jeremy has AIDS and no income. He lives with his parents in Chesapeake. Up to now, most HIV-related medical care for him and other low-income, uninsured patients in Virginia has been paid for by government grants. Starting this year, they will be enrolled in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act's marketplace. The new plans cover not just HIV care, but also other medical needs. That means Jeremy might finally be able to see a specialist to find out why one medication makes him nauseous and another makes him so dizzy that he can't drive. But he's not rushing to...
  • Putin promises no discrimination at Games

    01/16/2014 9:39:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/16/14 | Denis Dyomkin
    President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday no athlete would face discrimination at next month's Winter Olympics, hoping to ease international concern over a Russian law banning gay "propaganda". Aware that the success or failure of the Sochi Games will help shape his legacy, Putin has closely identified himself with the $50-billion event which opens on February 7. Putin outraged many in the West last year by signing a law banning the spread of homosexual "propaganda" among minors. Critics say the law is discriminatory and aimed at stifling dissent but calls for a boycott of the Games have failed.
  • Jackie Kennedy 'had an affair with ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev & so did Bobby Kennedy', new book...

    01/15/2014 9:39:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2014 | David Gardner in Los Angeles
    Driven to distraction by the amorous betrayals of her husband, Jackie Kennedy embarked on a wild fling with ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev while she was still in the White House, according to a new tell-all book. Nureyev, who was nine years younger than the First Lady, was also once spotted with Jackie’s brother-in-law Robert F. Kennedy ‘kissing each other passionately in a phone box’, the book claims. Much has been written through the years about President Kennedy’s dalliances while in office. His mistresses were famously said to include actresses Marilyn Monroe and Angie Dickinson, mafia moll Judith Exner and a...
  • JCPENNEY TO CUT 2,000 JOBS, CLOSE 33 STORES

    01/15/2014 1:52:48 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 94 replies
    JCPenney is cutting 2,000 jobs and closing 33 stores as the battered department store seeks to revive revenue growth, the company announced Wednesday. The move will save about $65 million annually beginning in 2014, the company said. JCPenney, which has about 1,100 stores, has struggled to turn a profit since former CEO Ron Johnson was fired in April.
  • A Resisted Pill to Prevent H.I.V.

    12/31/2013 5:28:12 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 30, 2013 | DAVID TULLER
    ... Many health experts hoped that the medication — Truvada, a combination of two antiviral drugs that has been used to treat H.I.V. since 2004 — would be exuberantly embraced by H.I.V.-negative gay men. Instead, Truvada has been slow to catch on as an H.I.V. preventive in the 18 months since the strategy’s approval by the Food and Drug Administration. In some quarters, the idea that healthy gay men should take a medication to prevent infection — an approach called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP — has met with hostility or indifference. “It’s gotten tons of attention at H.I.V. meetings as...
  • Here's Why I Don't Sweat The Haters (He "outs" Shepard Smith w/out ever technically saying his name)

    12/31/2013 1:24:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 29, 2013 | Josh Barro, politics editor
    I've gotten a number of messages in the last few days — from both supporters and opponents of gay rights — expressing sympathy over the rude and hateful messages I've been getting (and publishing) ever since I started writing about Phil Robertson. This is sweet, but misplaced. The worst of my problems from being openly gay is that I get some nasty email. That means I have it really easy. In a country where gay teenagers are being bullied at school and thrown out of their homes by their parents and told by their clergy that they're going to Hell,...
  • You Knew it was Coming: “Experts” Say Pedophilia is a Sexual Orientation – Hard-wired at Birth

    12/28/2013 3:47:29 AM PST · by IbJensen · 107 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | December 27, 2013 | Tim Brown
    First, let me say that I don’t want to hear anything from the homosexuals, their supporters, supporters of polygamy or any other perversion of God ordained sexuality. We told you this was coming and it has arrived. Researchers with Canada’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health have concluded, after a decade of research, that pedophilia is a deep-rooted, unchangeable predisposition. The Toronto Star reports: Pedophilia has been widely viewed as a psychological disorder triggered by early childhood trauma. Now, many experts see it as a biologically rooted condition that does not change — like a sexual orientation — thanks largely...
  • Why there will be war

    12/27/2013 2:46:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | December 27, 2013 | Sylvia Thompson
    As the Left foams at the mouth over Phil Robertson, the Christian man who described Almighty God's take on homosexuality and other gross sins, their fear is becoming more and more apparent. They seem gradually to be realizing that they are a pernicious minority that only thrives because they are bolstered by Obama's morally corrupt federal government; intellectually lightweight media, devoid of principles; and interestingly, a general decency of American people influenced by the nation's Judeo-Christian roots. The masses, however, are becoming increasingly fed up with the Left's imposition of a twisted worldview that does not comport with anything resembling...
  • Duck Soup – Left-Wing Hypocrisy Against Phil Robertson & Christianity, Not Islam

    12/26/2013 11:21:09 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 9 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | December 25, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    All this ballyhoo and hullabaloo about the “Duck Commander” and his biblical reference – why? The blowback and national firestorm raging in the wake of the remarks by the patriarch of “Duck Dynasty” is a stunning indictment of left-wing hypocrisy. The visceral response and resultant leftist temper tantrum gives us a revealing look behind the left’s mask of intolerant tolerance and the true objective of its “pro-homosexual” agenda. People are free to think what they want. It’s when you torture, beat, hang or burn homosexual people alive – that’s the line in the sand, that’s real “homophobia.” Where’s the A&E...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' Fans Are Sending Me Ridiculous Hate Mail

    12/24/2013 12:44:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Yahoo! Finance / Business Insider ^ | December 22, 2013 | Josh Barro
    Some people did not like my recent article about Phil Robertson, star of "Duck Dynasty."In the article, I noted problems with Robertson's comments that go far beyond the idea that homosexuality is a sin. Robertson said blacks didn't seem unhappy about oppression in the Jim Crow-era South; he blamed Pearl Harbor on the failure of the Japanese to accept Jesus; and contrary to his protestations, he hates gay people. I don't think any of that is O.K. I got dozens of letters taking issue with my claims. Some of the letters are hilarious and some are sad, like the father...
  • Has A&E Awakened a Sleeping Giant?

    12/23/2013 1:30:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 126 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 23, 2013 | Robert Arvay
    While the Japanese were celebrating the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December of 1941, the mastermind of that attack, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, had a sobering message for his countrymen. "We have awakened a sleeping giant," he said. Even before the war began, the admiral had warned his emperor that Japan would enjoy early victories in any war with the United States, but that winning streak would last only six months to a year, after which American industrial might would inevitably overwhelm the small island nation. He was right. For the first few months of World War II, the Japanese war...
  • The exceptionalism of our two Americas (Caution: coo-coo for cocoa puffs)

    12/23/2013 1:14:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | December 22, 2013 | Will Bunch
    Sometimes we make America more complicated than it really is. With 2013 nearing the end and yet another make-or-break midterm election about to knock us upside the head, we look at our inability to get anything done, our inability when we do try to do something to get it right, the inability of millions of people to find meaningful work or to make ends meet, and we wonder if things have ever been worse. This, interestingly, in a nation that was forged in a violent revolution and had a second one that was cut short -- with a civil war...
  • Phil Robertson's suspension highlights A&E's bigotry toward Christians says prolife group

    12/22/2013 2:50:11 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 27 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 12/21/2013 | Abby Carr
    Phil Robertson, star of the mega-hit reality show Duck Dynasty, has been suspended indefinitely for remarks made in an interview labeled “anti-gay” by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists. “A&E has shown its cowardly bigotry toward Christians,” says Paul Rondeau, executive director of American Life League, the oldest Catholic pro-life group in the nation. “GLAAD spokesperson Wilson Cruz said, ‘Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil's lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe.’ “Instead of defending the religious expression of the Robertson family, A&E sides with GLAAD as the authority...
  • Why 'Duck Dynasty' was the Biggest Story of the Week

    12/21/2013 11:36:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 21, 2013 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    If you're confused how a duck hunting entrepreneur's disparaging comments about gay people became the biggest news story of the week, you're not alone. There were plenty of other things to talk about, from Iran and Syria, to Obamacare and the NSA, yet "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson's suspension from A&E commanded by far the most interest, as anyone who monitors traffic for news websites could tell you. The story has stayed atop the news ranking site Memeorandum's leaderboard for the past three days and absolutely dominated Google searches compared to other stories: (INTERACTIVE-GRAPH-AT-LINK)Why? You could blame a slow news...
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson’s views common among Americans

    12/20/2013 6:20:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Washington Post's Style Section ^ | December 20, 2013 | Max Ehrenfreund
    A&E has distanced itself from Phil Robertson, the patriarch in its enormously popular “Duck Dynasty” series, following his comments about homosexuality. Yet the opinion he expressed, that homosexuality is a sin, is shared by 45 percent of Americans, according to a recent poll. Fully 78 percent of white evangelical Protestants agree with Robertson, according to the data. They are demographic group analyzed in the poll that is presumably most likely to watch “Duck Dynasty.”Scott Collins compares A&E to other networks that have condemned the same traditional world views that make their shows so popular and so lucrative: Once again, TV...
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’: Unreal outrage

    12/20/2013 5:30:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 20, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    So rednecks need to be politically correct now? Wait, before the National Association of Rednecked Persons attacks me, let me be clear that I don’t mean “redneck” as an insult. Indeed, Redneck Pride has been on the rise ever since Jeff Foxworthy got rich informing people they “might be a redneck.” Redneck reality shows have been all the rage: “Rocket City Rednecks,” ‘‘Hillbilly Handfishin’ ” and, of course, “Swamp People.” But the gold standard is “Duck Dynasty,” which follows the Robertsons, a family that struck it rich selling duck calls. It’s like a real-life version of “The Beverly Hillbillies.” All of...
  • Hawaii Flashback: OBAMA’S FRIEND AND GOLFING BUD, ROBERT TITCOMB, ARRESTED FOR SOLICITING PROSTITUTE

    12/20/2013 6:25:09 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/6/2011 | Emily Esfahani Smith
    One of President Barack Obama’s close friends has been arrested in Honolulu on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute. Robert “Bobby” Titcomb was one of four men arrested in an undercover sting operation late Monday and later released on $500 bail, according to Honolulu police. Titcomb, 49, attended Punahou School in Honolulu with Obama in the 1970s. The president graduated in 1979, a year before Titcomb. The two often golf, play basketball, go to the beach and dine together when the president returns home to Hawaii for vacation. Obama’s family has also attended barbeques at Titcomb’s beachside home in Waialua, located...
  • Duck Dynasty clan may quit the show after patriarch’s ‘hiatus’

    12/20/2013 6:55:49 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 147 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 20, 2013 | Bob Fredericks and Michael Starr
    A&E was hit by a 12-gauge “Duck Dynasty” backlash Thursday as religious and conservative groups denounced the network for suspending the reality show’s gay-bashing star — whose family suggested it could be the end. Supporters of show patriarch Phil Robertson — who in a magazine interview compared homosexuality to bestiality — called for a boycott of the cable network.
  • Out2Enroll: Campaign to Insure LGBT Community Launched

    12/19/2013 7:22:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    PR Web ^ | September 12, 2013
    The Center for American Progress, the Sellers Dorsey Foundation, and the Federal Agencies Project announce the launch of Out2Enroll, a campaign to inform lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities about new coverage options available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to encourage LGBT individuals to enroll in coverage. The Out2Enroll campaign kicks off on September 12 with a briefing at the White House that will feature remarks from Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, and LGBT health and health reform experts from across the country. Out2Enroll will work at...
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ vs. ‘Pajama Boy’: Two Americas?

    12/19/2013 2:03:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 18, 2013 | Matt K. Lewis
    As you’ve probably heard, Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson has been suspended by A&E over what many are describing as “anti-gay” comments he made to GQ. So what did he say that was so bad? Here’s an excerpt, via E!: “‘Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men,’ he tells the magazine. Paraphrasing Corinthians, he says, ‘Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of...
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ star slammed over anti-gay rant

    12/18/2013 10:51:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 18, 2013 | Andrea Morabito
    Phil Robertson, patriarch of the “Duck Dynasty” clan, is being slammed for controversial comments he made about homosexuality in an interview in the January issue of GQ. “It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me,” Robertson told the magazine. “I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.” When the reporter asked Robertson what he found sinful, he said “Start with homosexual behavior and just...
  • MSNBC anchor: ‘So many people consider President Obama to be the first gay president’

    12/16/2013 7:55:38 PM PST · by bkopto · 97 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Dec 16, 2013 | Brendan Bordelon
    MSNBC host Thomas Roberts said Monday that “many people consider President Obama to be the first gay president.” Roberts was speaking to Shawn Gaylord of Human Rights First, a group fighting discrimination against homosexuals and other sexual minorities. The organization is pushing the White House to defy Russia’s harsh anti-gay laws by sending openly gay delegates to next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. “It’s not about asking for special protection,” Roberts claimed. “It’s about asking and seeking equal respect. We do know as we look at the larger picture here, Shawn, that LGBT rights is just one of the...
  • Where Are The Pictures? (Supposed Jewish "gang" beating gay black man in New York City)

    12/14/2013 8:52:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | December 13, 2013 | Yori Yanover
    When Haredim engage in violence, it's always, without exception, unequivocally, for a reason.What happened on Sunday, Dec. 1 that provoked the alleged Haredi outpouring of violence that resulted in serious bodily injury to one Taj Patterson, 22, on a street corner in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, at 4:00 in the morning? I recall a 1980s quote from an African American lady who said when she hears footsteps coming up behind her in an alley at night, turning back to see a group of Orthodox Jews is a big relief—compared with the alternative in her neighborhood. I’m sure you’ve heard a version of...
  • Group Says Plans Discourage HIV Patients (Drug Coverage on Exchanges Requires Steep Payments)

    12/14/2013 5:38:43 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10, 2013 | MELINDA BECK
    A coalition of 31 HIV/AIDS organizations is urging the Obama administration to investigate whether some health insurers are trying to discourage HIV-infected patients from enrolling in new policies being sold under the health-care law, a move the groups say could be illegal. The Affordable Care Act prohibits discrimination against people who are sick; insurers can't deny them coverage or charge them more than healthier peers. But in a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius last week, the coalition said it had noticed "a number of disturbing trends" in plans on the insurance exchanges, including plans that...