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  • Huma Abedin lashing out at Sen. Chuck Grassley for “damaging her reputation”

    08/26/2015 2:42:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/26/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Hillary Clinton’s long time confidant, Huma Abedin, is sick and tired of you nasty Republicans dragging her good name through the mud and she’s not going to take it anymore. In response to the mean spirited nature of a Senate Committee asking the State Department to produce certain documents related to her time working for the agency, Abedin’s lawyer has sent a letter to Chuck Grassley telling him he needs to knock off his offensive behavior. (New York Times) A lawyer for Huma Abedin, a top adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton, has accused Charles E. Grassley, chairman of the...
  • Huma Abedin ‘Would Die For Hillary,’ Major Clinton Donor Says

    08/25/2015 5:14:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 67 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/25/15 | Morgan Chalfant
    A major Clinton donor and friend to Huma Abedin recently said that the longtime aide receiving scrutiny for her involvement in Clinton’s email scandal “would die for Hillary.”Marc Lasry, who has already donated thousands to Hillary for America and has contributed between $100,000 and $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation, told the New York Times that Abedin is “as loyal as they come” to Clinton.“She loves Hillary,” Lasry explained. “She would die for Hillary. Really, what she’s always looking at is, ‘What’s in the best interest of Hillary?’”“Her life is Hillary,” added the donor, who is close enough to Abedin to...
  • Emails Draw Huma Abedin, a Clinton Aide, Back Into the Spotlight

    08/25/2015 6:38:19 AM PDT · by McGruff · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | AUG. 25, 2015 | MAGGIE HABERMAN, AMY CHOZICK and STEVE EDER
    Among the trove of emails released from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state was this instruction to a trusted aide who needed to brief her on a matter that could not wait: “Just knock on the door to the bedroom if it’s closed,” Mrs. Clinton wrote in November 2009 to Huma Abedin, then her deputy chief of staff.
  • House Committee Calls EPA’s Gina McCarthy Testimony ‘False and Misleading’

    08/13/2015 5:41:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | August 13, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    Republican members of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology wrote to Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy and called her testimony at a hearing in July “false and misleading.” On July 9, McCarthy testified to the House Committee on the transparency of the EPA’s regulatory agenda. Members of the committee asked McCarthy about the “secret science” that goes in to justifying EPA regulations because they want to ensure the data is available to the American people.
  • Americans’ top choice to replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill is … Eleanor Roosevelt?

    08/06/2015 8:17:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/06/2015 | AllahPundit
    I understand why she’s a contender. I understand that she’s a liberal and feminist icon, I understand that she was a champion of human rights and an influential diplomat at the UN, I understand that she redefined the position of First Lady to give it a political resonance it hadn’t had before. But maybe, if the goal here is to break men’s stranglehold on the currency, we shouldn’t start with someone whose appearance on the $10 will ensure that nearly every conversation about it begins this way: “Isn’t her husband much more deserving?” Because he is, you know. Like...
  • Shameless lesbian couple burned down their own house/called it a hate crime (TR)

    08/06/2015 7:20:13 AM PDT · by dware · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08.06.2015 | James Dunn
    A lesbian couple scrawled homophobic abuse on their garage before burning down their own house in Tennessee then calling it a hate crime, a court ruled. Carol Ann and Laura Jean Stutte reduced their own house to a pile of charred rubble in September 2010 and branded their neighbor a homophobe in order to get the $276,000 insurance pay out. But insurers American National Property and Casualty Company caught on to the ruse and accused the couple of faking the fire.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt a Favorite Among Americans for New $10 Bill

    08/05/2015 11:49:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 97 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 5, 2015 | Kathryn Robinson
    Eleanor Roosevelt is the current front-runner in the race to earn a spot on the soon-to-be redesigned $10 bill, according to a McClatchy-Marist poll released Wednesday. The poll showed that more than one in four Americans (27%) are hoping that when the U.S. Treasury Department unveils the new design, the former first lady will be the woman featured. African-American abolitionist Harriet Tubman is the second most popular choice with 17% of the vote, followed by Native American explorer Sacagawea with 13%.
  • Matt Kroczaleski comes out as transgender, bodybuilder is living as both a man and a woman

    07/30/2015 7:46:11 PM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 58 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Thursday, July 30, 2015, 10:25 AM | Bernie Augustine
    Life is getting heavy for a world champion bodybuilder. Matt Kroczaleski has come out publicly as transgender and has adopted the name Janae Marie Kroc, but is still living in both genders and has not fully transitioned from male to female. “In a perfect world I could snap my fingers and go back and forth at will but of course that world does not exist,” Kroc wrote in an Instagram post Wednesday. “That being said if I am forced to pick a gender I identify with more it is female. However, this really isn’t about me being a boy or...
  • Federal investigators want criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton emails

    07/24/2015 8:02:14 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/24/15 | Evan Halper
    The Department of Justice has been asked to open a criminal investigation into the use of a personal email account by Hillary Rodham Clinton while she was secretary of State, after government investigators concluded that classified information may have been mishandled, U.S. officials said. Inspectors general for the State Department and intelligence agencies asked that the investigation be opened after finding that Clinton’s private account potentially contained hundreds of classified emails. The New York Times first reported the request to the Justice Department. Clinton has said repeatedly she did not keep classified information on the account. Her campaign said in...
  • New York Times alters Clinton email story

    07/24/2015 5:14:20 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/24/15 | Dylan Byers
    The New York Times made small but significant changes to an exclusive report about a potential criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton's State Department email account late Thursday night, but provided no notification of or explanation for of the changes. The paper initially reported that two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation "into whether Hillary Rodham Clinton mishandled sensitive government information on a private email account she used as secretary of state." That clause, which cast Clinton as the target of the potential criminal probe, was later changed: the inspectors general now were asking for...
  • Report: Officials seek criminal probe of Hillary Clinton e-mail account

    07/24/2015 5:08:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/24/15 | Fred Barbash
    Two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to launch a criminal investigation into whether Hillary Clinton mishandled sensitive information through her private e-mail account, according to the New York Times. The Times, citing unnamed “senior government officials,” said Thursday night that the requests had come from the inspectors general for the State Department and intelligence agencies. They concluded that Clinton’s private account contained “hundreds of potentially classified emails,” according to the Times. The Department of Justice has made no decision on whether to comply with the requests, the paper said.
  • Hillary Clinton Just Raised a Record Amount of Campaign Cash ($45 Million)

    07/01/2015 11:52:35 AM PDT · by lbryce · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 1, 2015 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is set to raise a record amount of money in her first quarter as a presidential candidate, exceeding expectations of her campaign. Clinton is on track to raise more than $45 million in the April-June fundraising quarter, a Clinton campaign official said Wednesday. That would be more than any other primary candidate's first quarter in history. At $41.9 million during its first quarter in 2011, President Barack Obama's campaign held the previous record. The Clinton campaign official said that 91% of the donations came from people giving $100 or less. Clinton, on Twitter, posted that...
  • Tylenol's Pro Gay Campaign

    06/22/2015 8:51:33 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 130 replies
    One Million Moms.com ^ | 6/19/15 | staff
    Gay and lesbian couples are featured prominently in Tylenol's new #HowWeFamily campaign, which aims to change the face of the American family. A same sex prom couple and two gay dads with a baby are among those featured in the campaign's first TV ad. A voiceover declares, "Family isn't defined by who you love, but how." Tylenol is glorifying all modern family types by stating a family is based on love not traditional marriage, and then showing gay couples with their children. One Million Moms believes family is based on love, but this does not justify normalizing sin. 1MM does...
  • Chobani Releases Sexy Yogurt Commercial Featuring Lesbian Couple In Bed

    06/17/2015 6:16:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 16, 2015
    Add another to the list of gay-friendly advertisers — Chobani. The Greek yogurt company has released a romantic, undeniably hot commercial featuring a same-sex couple. Like Wells Fargo’s recent commercial, a lesbian couple is featured, but Chobani has added a lot more sizzle. A beautiful woman sits in bed and licks the yogurt from her spoon. She tickles the foot of her partner, whose back is to the camera, and then hops out of the bed, with only a sheet, loosely draped around her nude body. The beckoning blue sea is just outside the window. Then comes the reveal. The...
  • Remember When Hillary Defended Marriage as a Sacred Bond Between a Man and a Woman?

    06/14/2015 12:25:38 PM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Ring of Fire ^ | June 14,2015 | Staff
    As of right now, Hillary is saying that she thinks that gay marriage is alright. Earlier this year a spokesperson for the Clinton campaign said, “Hillary Clinton supports marriage equality and hopes the Supreme Court will come down on the side of same-sex couples being guaranteed that constitutional right.” That’s not the same Hillary from back in her days as a Senator from New York. Watch Hillary give this full-on defense of marriage as a sacred bond between a man and a woman.
  • VIDEO: Conservative Lesbian Goes Nuclear On Transgender Activist... Live On-Air

    06/06/2015 10:57:51 AM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 39 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 06/06/2015 | Steven Crowder
    This week got pretty intense on Louder With Crowder. Scratch that; things got really intense. JJ Marie Gufreda is the voice heard representing the transgender activism side. Cynthia Yockey of AConservativeLesbian.com is the one heard representing the Lesbian side. You may be surprised to hear that many gay/lesbians feel that the transgender movement has hijacked their civil rights struggle. CYNTHIA: He is not biologically, he is not scientifically a woman. He is a woman only on the basis of his mental illness. On the basis of delusion. … These men enter all women spaces and refuse to leave. So women,...
  • Jessica Michelle Ewing sentenced to 45 years for murder of fellow Virginia Tech student... (LGBTQ)

    06/03/2015 8:01:33 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 45 replies
    Roanoke.com ^ | June 01, 2015 | Cameron Austin
    CHRISTIANSBURG — After an eight-hour sentencing hearing Monday, Jessica Michelle Ewing, a former Virginia Tech student and Corps of Cadets member was sentenced to 45 years in prison for the 2014 killing of fellow student Samanata Shrestha. Judge Robert Turk sentenced to Ewing to 80 years for first-degree murder and five years for transporting and concealing a body. After Ewing serves 45 years, the rest will be suspended, Turk ruled. She will be on probation for 20 years after her release. Ewing was facing a minimum of 20 years and up to life in prison on the first-degree murder charge....
  • Glory Johnson says she was victim in her altercation with Brittney Griner

    06/03/2015 7:17:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | June 3, 2015 | Kathleen Hale
    According to Stacey Long Simmons, director of public policy and government affairs at the National LGBTQ Task Force, the dual arrest policy Benson describes is part of a larger problem in police protocol. "While we are unable to comment on the facts of [Johnson's] case, we find that local police departments still lack sufficient knowledge and cultural competency of LGBTQ couples and their families," Simmons wrote in an email to SI.com. "For example, in cases related to intimate partner violence involving same-sex couples, local officers still continue to arrest both parties."
  • Cannes Steps Into Trouble With High Heel Dress Code [AP link]

    05/26/2015 3:33:39 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 19 may | some Associated Press flunky
    An AP story about lesbians, drug cartels, gender neutrality, and high-heel shoe dress codes. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/65e3d1cc5b3b424cb5e89f472e6199c8/cannes-steps-big-trouble-high-heels-only-policy
  • How Hillary Clinton Is Showing Solidarity for Same-Sex Couples on Big Supreme Court Day

    04/29/2015 12:12:11 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    ABC ^ | April 28, 2015 | LIZ KREUTZ
    Clinton recently shifted her position on the issue of same-sex marriage slightly. Last summer, in a testy interview with NPR's Terry Gross, Clinton said while she supports same-sex marriage, the issue "had always been a matter left to the states." In a statement released via a spokeswoman earlier this month, Clinton now said she hopes it would become a "constitutional right." “Hillary Clinton supports marriage equality and hopes the Supreme Court will come down on the side of same-sex couples being guaranteed that constitutional right,” Hillary for America spokeswoman Adrienne Elrod said in a statement to ABC News.
  • State Says Bakers Should Pay $135,000 for Refusing to Bake Cake for Same-Sex Wedding

    04/24/2015 1:34:05 PM PDT · by mykroar · 115 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 4/24/15 | Kelsey Harkness
    An Oregon administrative law judge recommended today that the bakers who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding should be fined $135,000. “[T]he forum concludes that $75,000 and $60,000, are appropriate awards to compensate [the same-sex couple] for the emotional suffering they experienced,” wrote Alan McCullough, administrative law judge for Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries in his proposed order. Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa located in Gresham, Ore., say the fine is enough to potentially bankrupt their family of seven. The dispute began in January 2013, when Aaron denied Rachel Cryer a...
  • The Kids Are Not Alright: A Lesbian’s Daughter Speaks Out

    04/21/2015 12:50:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/21/2015 | Brandi Walton
    Dear LGBT Community, I am not your daughter. I never carried a flag in one of your gay pride parades. I have never written a letter on your behalf to a congressman or anyone else, and I have never felt the need to make people accept the fact I am the daughter of a lesbian. Perhaps it’s because she never felt the need to force people to accept her for being one. I knew from a young age that living with two women was not natural. I could especially see it in the homes of my friends who had a...
  • Queer by Choice, Not by Chance: Against Being 'Born This Way' [A Lesbian's Perspective]

    04/21/2015 10:08:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 09/12/2011 | LINDSAY MILLER
    I am a queer woman planning to get married next year in a state where my marriage will not be legally recognized. It will probably not surprise you to learn that, sometimes, being gay is not easy. Coming out to your family is nervewracking, people yell slurs and threats when you hold hands on the street, and most lesbian movies are just terrible. With all those drawbacks, those of us who spend our lives with a partner of the same sex must really have no choice in the matter -- or so goes the prevailing wisdom of the gay rights...
  • 10th Annual Iowa Governors Conference on LGBTQ Youth: Words Matter [Luke 17]

    04/17/2015 3:19:25 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    IowaSafeSchools.org ^ | 4/2015 | Nate Monson, Executive Director, Iowa Safe Schools
    On April 3rd, Iowa Safe Schools held our 10th Annual Iowa Governors Conference on LGBTQ Youth. The event hosted over 1,000 attendees including students, college-aged youth, educators, parents, faith leaders, mental health providers, and more who care about the well-being of LGBTQ students in our state. This year’s speakers included the former Prime Minister of Iceland and first out head of government in the modern era - Jóhanna Sigurđardóttir; the first out WWE Superstar Darren Young; and Abbe Land the CEO of The Trevor Project which is a national LGBTQ youth suicide prevention hotline. Our conference provides the only opportunity...
  • EXCLUSIVE: HILLARY CLINTON LESBIAN LOVERS NAMED IN SECRET EMAILS

    04/15/2015 9:28:37 PM PDT · by bkopto · 110 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | Apr 15, 2015 | staff
    Hillary Clinton isn’t just caught in a political scandal over her missing emails from her stint as secretary of state – she’s also terrified of personal revelations about a secret lesbian lifestyle! Now a world-exclusive investigation by The National ENQUIRER reveals that some of the presidential candidate’s famously “deleted” emails are packed full of lesbian references and her lovers’ names. “I don’t think she’s so concerned about emails referring to her as secretly gay,” said a Clinton insider. “That’s been out for years – her real fear is that the names of some of her lovers would be made public!”...
  • Valerie Jarrett Kisses Reporters Before Interview (extreme barf alert)

    04/15/2015 10:11:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 15, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    President Barack Obama's top adviser, Valerie Jarrett, went around the table and kissed reporters before an interview this morning on MNSBC's Morning Joe. The moment was briefly captured on live television before the network cut away to a commercial break. Watch here:
  • The Dead End of Sexual Sin

    04/09/2015 8:51:34 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 28 replies
    Desiring God ^ | April 6, 2015 | Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
    Unbelievers don’t “struggle” with same-sex attraction. I didn’t. My love for women came with nary a struggle at all. I had not always been a lesbian, but in my late twenties, I met my first lesbian-lover. I was hooked and believed that I had found my real self. Sex with women was part of my life and identity, but it was not the only part — and not always the biggest part. I simply preferred everything about women: their company, their conversation, their companionship, and the contours of their/our body. I favored the nesting, the setting up of house and...
  • Principal says gay student can’t wear tuxedo to prom (Monroe LA)

    04/04/2015 3:52:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2015 6:14 PM EDT
    A gay student in Louisiana says she is going to skip her prom because the school principal won’t let her wear a tuxedo. Claudettia Love is a senior and one of the top students at Carroll High in Monroe. She says she was planning on going to the prom with a group of friends, but now they are staying away because of the policy. …
  • College Feminist Group to Hold “Queer Cr*p Porn” Lecture

    03/30/2015 6:16:35 AM PDT · by rightistight · 12 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/30/15 | Aurelius
    A feminist group at the University of Wollongong plans to hold an event on Wednesday about gay pornography. The "cr*p" in their event is never actually specified, meaning that the pornography will either feature fecal matter or disabled people. The event, advertised on Facebook, is titled "FreeSchool #5: The Radical Potential of Queer Cr*p Porn." It will be hosted by FemSoc, which is short for "Feminist Society." This is the picture used to promote the event: The description states, "This weeks free school will be delivered by FemSoc member Liv Todhunter on the radical potential of Queer Cr*p Porn to...
  • Why Two Mommies Cannot Replace Daddy

    03/25/2015 7:24:29 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 3/24/2015 | Judi McLeod
    Orlando, FL - Heather Barwick, who was raised by two lesbians, shared her compelling story and why she opposes same-sex marriage. Married to a man and raising four children, Heather has come to realize why same-sex marriage is wrong and why it harms children. In her powerful story, Heather wrote in The Federalist: “Growing up, and even into my 20s, I supported and advocated for gay marriage. It’s only with some time and distance from my childhood that I’m able to reflect on my experiences and recognize the long-term consequences that same-sex parenting had on me. And it’s only now,...
  • Black Pastors Protest Gay Speaker at Historically Black College

    03/16/2015 8:11:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2015 | Star Parker
    The course of history changes at special moments when courageous individuals step up to take a stand, often at personal risk, on issues burning in controversy. One of those moments was just celebrated with the commemoration of the historic civil rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama in March 1965. Another such moment is unfolding before us today. A group of some 150 black pastors, the National Baptist Fellowship of Concerned Pastors, is standing in protest against an invitation from the American Baptist College, in Nashville, Tennessee, to Bishop Yvette Flunder to speak at the college’s annual...
  • New York Fire Dept., Diversifying Ranks, Is Set to Swear In First Lesbian Chaplain

    03/14/2015 8:47:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 2, 2015 | Tatiana Schlossberg
    Maybe it is her short, spiky hair, or the cigarettes, which she gives to the men repairing the wiring in her Brooklyn apartment. Maybe it is because she swears. For whatever reason, the Rev. Ann Kansfield does not fit the stereotype of a minister. Not that she is worried about meeting anyone’s expectations for what a clergywoman should say or do. “We shouldn’t have to hide ourselves or worry about being judged,” Ms. Kansfield, who ministers at the Greenpoint Reformed Church, said. In her newest ministry, that self-assuredness is likely to serve her well. Ms. Kansfield, 39, is to...
  • Susan Rice replaces Rahm Emanuel as White House ‘F bomb’ czar

    03/06/2015 10:00:44 AM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 6, 2015 | Bill Gertz
    White House National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice has developed a reputation among those who work with her for harshly criticizing people by using the “F bomb,” according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with two exchanges. The first case involved a 2013 White House meeting between Ms. Rice and Gen.Keith Alexander, who was director of the National Security Agency, regarding NSA spying on foreign leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel. According to one senior U.S. official, Ms. Rice opened the conversation with the four-star general, now retired, with: “Why the [expletive] are you listening to Angela Merkel’s phone...
  • Woman stabbed by stranger; Homophobic slurs written on body

    02/10/2015 6:59:11 AM PST · by CityCenter · 63 replies
    KIRO 7 Seattle ^ | 2/10/2015 | KIRO News
    TACOMA, Wash. — A Tacoma woman said she fears for her life after a stranger attacked her in an alley, wrapping her dog’s leash around her neck, writing homophobic slurs on her body, and stabbing her. Tacoma police are investigating the incident as a hate crime.
  • Christian Bakers Who Refused to Make Cake for Lesbian Wedding Found Guilty

    02/04/2015 1:28:16 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 87 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 2/4/15 | Leonardo Blair
    Christian owners of a bakery in Gresham, Oregon, who were forced to close their business in 2013 due to backlash over their refusal to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding based on religious objections, were found guilty of discrimination Monday and now have to pay the couple up to $150,000 in fines. The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries announced that the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery, Aaron and Melissa Klein, will have to pay the sapphic couple. Whether or not they pay the maximum $150,000 fine will be determined at a hearing on March 10 BOLI...
  • Virginia-MassResistance becomes first state chapter of MassResistance!

    01/30/2015 9:17:37 PM PST · by massmike · 9 replies
    Exciting news: Virginia-MassResistance has become the first MassResistance state chapter. It was formed this past year and is off and running! It has an incredible website (www.VirginiaMassResistance.org) and is fearlessly tackling the hard-hitting issues across the state of Virginia. It’s very exciting! They are doing first-rate work. Over the past few years people in several states – and a few foreign countries – have contacted us about forming chapters and taking on the MassResistance brand of activism in their areas. This is hopefully the first of many. Virginia MassResistance was founded and organized by Linda Wall. Linda is an ex-Lesbian...
  • Houston Mayor Says Jury Trial Unnecessary [satire]

    01/20/2015 8:49:07 AM PST · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    Critics of Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s new protections for transgenders (allowing them to use whichever restroom they desire regardless of their anatomy) saw their petitions aimed at getting Mayor’s policy on the ballot arbitrarily declared invalid. The Mayor now wants these critics to be judged by a “Special Master” for “attempting to overturn simple justice through improper utilization of the petition process.” Those accused of this made-up crime have demanded a jury trial, a demand for something that Parker calls “ludicrous and unnecessary.” “The role of a jury is to determine the facts of a case,” Parker lectured. “In this...
  • Church canceled lesbian woman’s funeral, family says (Denver CO)

    01/14/2015 11:05:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    KIRO-TV, CBS 7, Seattle ^ | 4:27 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 | Jay Strubberg
    Dozens gathered outside a Colorado church to protest Tuesday after a bereaved family said the pastor stopped a woman’s funeral when he found out she was a lesbian. According to KMGH, Denver’s New Hope Ministries ended Vanessa Collier’s funeral Saturday after the minister saw a video tribute that showed Collier kissing her significant other, which the family had refused to edit. […] The pastor who called off the funeral defended his actions to KCNC, saying he hadn’t been aware of the video until right before the service, and that he gave the family the chance to edit it. …
  • "Person of Interest" adds lesbian angle.

    01/07/2015 8:29:39 PM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 23 replies
    Vanity | 1/7/2015 | Dr. Thorne
    The popular CBS show "Person of Interest" starring Jim Caviezel included a lesbian kiss between the two female characters this week. Now, I have lost interest. Any program that insists on including overt homosexuality loses me as a viewer.
  • Lesbian judge takes on Jesus in court

    12/03/2014 10:09:34 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 23 replies
    WND ^ | 12/2/14 | Bob Unruh
    An openly lesbian federal judge whose appointment was opposed by dozens of U.S. senators has ruled against a Christian former Navy chaplain who alleged his superiors engineered his dismissal from the service because he was not “ecumenical.” The decision by Elaine Kaplan of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims rejected the allegations of former chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt, who recently was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives. He had routinely prayed “in Jesus name” as part of his work as a chaplain. The judge, who formerly worked for the National Treasury Employees Union, was opposed by 35 GOP senators when...
  • The weirdest-ever reason for same-sex marriage: “so I can get a divorce”

    11/26/2014 5:41:14 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 18 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 26 NOVEMBER 2014 | MICHAEL COOK
    Lauren Beth Czekala-Chatham A Mississippi woman wants the state Supreme Court to recognise gay marriage – so that she can divorce a partner she married in San Francisco. Lauren Beth Czekala-Chatham, a 52-year-old credit analyst, who already had two children from a failed heterosexual marriage, moved to California in 2008 so that she could marry Dana Ann Melancon. But the relationship soured and they separated in 2010. When Ms Czekala-Chatham, who now has a new girlfriend, applied for a divorce, citing adultery and habitual cruel and inhuman treatment, she failed. The state predictably argued that Mississippi could not grant...
  • NY Couple Who Refused To Hold Lesbian Wedding Ceremony On Property Facing $13,000 Fine

    11/10/2014 3:23:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 11/10/2014 | HEATHER LASKIN
    Cynthia and Robert Gifford, the Christian couple who refused to hold a same-sex wedding on their property, have been ordered to pay a $13,000 fine – $10,000 to the state of New York and $1,500 to each member of the lesbian couple to compensate their “mental anguish.” The Giffords opened up their Liberty Ridge Farm in upstate New York to the public 15 years ago. They host weddings, receptions, parties, and corporate events, and put on an annual fall festival. In 2012, Cynthia received a call from a woman, Melisa Erwin, who was looking for a venue for her wedding...
  • Film on LGBT Mormons to screen at BYU

    10/28/2014 5:28:11 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 47 replies
    BYU Universe ^ | Oct. 23, 2014 | Simon Liu
    The Department of Theatre and Media Arts is releasing the first public screening of the student film “Pride and Faith” on Oct. 24. The documentary, written and directed by BYU alumnus Scott Raia, explores the complex lives of two LGBT students as they reconcile their identity and faith. Raia filmed “Pride and Faith” during his senior year for his capstone project as a film student. He hoped to become an ally of the LGBT community after broadening his awareness on the subject. “As I prepared for graduation, I looked to my future and some of my friends and their futures,”...
  • Marcia Strassman Dead: Starred In ‘Welcome Back Kotter’

    10/26/2014 3:56:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 103 replies
    http://deadline.com ^ | october 26, 2014 | david bloom
    Actress Marcia Strassman has died at the age of 66 after a long battle with breast cancer, according to online posts by two long-time friends, singer/actress Cher and director Bob Weide. Though she acted in a wide range of TV shows and feature films, she was best known for her roles in the TV show Welcome Back Kotter and the comedy feature Honey I Shrunk the Kids and its sequel, Honey I Blew Up the Kids. 
  • Houston mayor says daughter was denied driver's test because she has two moms

    10/25/2014 8:30:12 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 90 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 25, 2014, 3:45 PM | James Queally
    The daughter of Houston Mayor Annise Parker was briefly denied the chance to take a driving test this week because her birth certificate and other documentation indicated she has two mothers, the mayor said.. Parker, who married her longtime partner, Kathy Hubbard, in California this year and remains a rarity as an openly gay mayor of a major U.S. city, complained on her Twitter account on Friday.
  • Judge defends custody decision in lesbian mom case

    10/24/2014 7:23:41 AM PDT · by redreno · 6 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 10/23/2014 | By CARRI GEER THEVENOT
    Family Court Judge William Potter responded Thursday to an allegation that he discriminated against a lesbian mother being deployed to Cuba. “Obviously I don’t have a problem with her being gay because I gave her custody,” the judge said. Potter’s comments stemmed from a Las Vegas Review-Journal story about the divorce case of Michelle Bagalawis, who since has changed her last name to Angeles, and Johnny Cardona. Angeles and Cardona, who have a 7-year-old son, were divorced in January 2012. Angeles, a first lieutenant in the Air Force, married a woman in March 2012. After Angeles’ recent deployment to Cuba,...
  • January 4, 2010 Houston Mayoral Inauguration (2010 Transcript of Joel Osteen's Invocation Prayer)

    10/23/2014 3:41:03 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 47 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 1/4/2010 | Chitra Divakaruni
    Transcript of Joel Osteen's invocation prayer over Houston Mayor, Annise Parker, who was inaugurated as mayor of Houston. She is the first openly gay mayor of the city: FATHER, THANK YOU FOR THIS TIME TO COME TOGETHER WITH OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO CELEBRATE YOUR GOODNESS AND THE GREAT CITY WE LIVE IN, AND THE NEW LEADERSHIP WITHIN OUR CITY. LORD, WE ASK YOU FOR WISDOM FOR ALL OF OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS. LORD, WE PRAY THAT YOU WILL GUIDE THEM, DIRECT THEM, THAT YOU WILL HELP THEM MAKE THE BEST DECISIONS FOR OUR CITY. LORD WE JUST PRAY FOR YOUR STRENGTH...
  • Lesbian mom fighting to keep son in Las Vegas during military deployment

    The lesbian mother of a 7-year-old boy is appealing to the Nevada Supreme Court to keep her son in Las Vegas during her four-month deployment to Cuba. According to an emergency petition filed by Air Force 1st Lt. Michelle Angeles, Family Court Judge William Potter applied a double standard when he ruled the boy must live with his father in Texas until she returns. “Michelle could only infer the double standard stemmed from her being married to another woman,” according to the document. The child flew to Texas on Saturday when the high court declined to intervene on an emergency...
  • Lesbian Couple Sues Sperm Bank after Baby is Born "Wrong" Color

    10/21/2014 10:17:23 AM PDT · by xzins · 70 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | October 13, 2014 | John Stonestreet
    This latest story from our brave new world may blow your mind, so I’ll read straight from the Chicago Tribune: “A white Ohio woman is suing a Downers Grove-based sperm bank, alleging that the company mistakenly gave her vials from an African-American donor, a fact that she said has made it difficult for her and her same-sex partner to raise their now 2-year-old daughter in an all-white community.” Now, I don’t doubt the lesbian couple’s love for the child. But I find it troubling which challenges the couple was willing and isn’t willing to tolerate. They’re suing because of the...
  • If I Were Gay, I’d Oppose Houston’s Old Lesbian Mayor

    10/19/2014 5:20:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Associated Press Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Doug Giles
    I’m not gay. I get called gay all the time by Leftists who seek to disparage me when they’ve run out of their specious, illogical arguments and the full weight of common sense lands on their fetid heads and they have no other recourse but to go ad hominem on me and say, “he must be gay.” Which, like I said, I take they equate with a cut down; which is weird because, supposedly, they’re the homosexual’s champion. For what it’s worth, the only gay thing about me is, and I must confess, I did tear up a bit during...