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  • State Dept. plays down envoy’s insinuations about Russian press tapping phone

    03/30/2012 7:11:07 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 3 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 29 | Guy Talor
    U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul, apparently agitated that Russian TV cameras greet him at every turn in Moscow, posted several tweets Wednesday, including one in which he asserted, “Everywhere I go NTV is there.” A few hours later, Mr. McFaul tweeted: “I respect the press right to go anywhere & ask any question. But do they have a right to read my email and listen to my phone?
  • Insanity. Normalized. It’s the Liberal Way.

    07/19/2018 4:49:17 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-19-18 | MOTUS
    The Board of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), voted to change the name of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award to the Children's Literature Legacy Award because they found her “Little House” series (written in the 1930s through the 1940s) to  “reflect dated cultural attitudes toward indigenous people and people of color that contradict modern acceptance, celebration and understanding of diverse communities.”Not everyone agrees. “When the American Library Association renamed an award formerly bearing Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name, calling her works “dated” and racially offensive, the reaction was swift and...
  • More than 100 civil and human rights groups call on Senate to reject Kavanaugh

    07/17/2018 3:26:10 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/18 | Lydia Wheeler
    More than a 100 civil and human rights groups are urging senators to oppose Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s latest Supreme Court nominee. In a Tuesday letter, led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the groups say Kavanaugh will be a fifth and decisive vote to undermine a host of core rights and legal protections, including economic security and access to healthcare, abortion, voting and labor rights. The groups, which include the NAACP, Lamba Legal and Demand Justice, also the rights of immigrants and persons with disabilities, LGBTQ equality, equal opportunity, affirmative action and environmental protections all could...
  • Boy Erased Trailer: Kidman and Crowe Send Lucas Hedges to Conversion Therapy

    07/17/2018 11:37:43 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    Vulture ^ | July 17, 2018 | Hunter Harris
    Just when you’ve finally recovered from the gut-punching Carell–Chalamet performances in the Beautiful Boy trailer, Lucas Hedges and Nicole Kidman have arrived to shatter your heart. In the first trailer for Boy Erased, Hedges stars as Jared, the song of a Baptist pastor who has been outed to his family (Kidman and Russell Crowe). In response, the family sends Jared to a conversion therapy program run by Joel Edgerton. Welcome to the fall of Lucas Hedges winning every award imaginable — it’s what he deserves! Boy Erased co-stars Joe Alwyn and Troye Sivan, who contributes an original song for the...
  • Church Mounts Billboard Atop Gay Bar Telling LGBT Community 'God Takes Pride in You'

    07/12/2018 11:30:51 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 38 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 7/6/18 | Leonardo Blair
    A Disciples of Christ Church in San Diego that describes itself as "radically inclusive" has purchased a billboard atop a gay bar with a message to the LGBT community, declaring, "God takes pride in you, so do we!" The Mission Gathering Christian Church first promoted its billboard endorsing gay pride on Twitter last month as something that the Bible would also treat as that which is "right and good." "If you're looking for a sign... This is it. Our message of PRIDE coming in July. Check us out then join us to 'do what is right and good...' Deuteronomy 6:18,"...
  • Gay farmers go naked to help raise awareness of mental health

    07/11/2018 5:10:02 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 53 replies
    ABC ^ | 10th July 2018 | Nathan Morris
    When The Naked Farmer came to town looking for people to get their kit off for a good cause, dairy farmer Kerry Wilson was approached to take part. He and his partner Paul Wilson agreed, though Kerry had reservations about not having the right body type. "Gee whiz, I'm 56. Does it matter?" Kerry asked. It didn't. The cause, which raises awareness about the mental health of Australian farmers, hit a personal chord with the couple. Kerry and Paul are fifth-generation farmers who live and work together near Nimbin in the northern rivers of New South Wales. "You carry a...
  • Pedophiles Believe They Should Be A Part Of The LGBT Community

    07/11/2018 12:03:09 PM PDT · by detective · 109 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/09/2018 | Jessica Jenkins
    Pedophiles are rebranding themselves as “MAPs” or “Minor Attracted Persons” in an effort to gain acceptance and be included into the LGBT community. According to Urban Dictionary, the blanket term MAP includes infantophiles (infants), pedophiles (pre-pubescent children), hebephiles (pubescent children), and ephebophiles (post-pubescent children). Some MAPs also refer to themselves as NOMAPs or “Non-Offending Minor Attracted Persons”. These pedophiles seek to be a part of the LGBT+ community, even going so far as to make a “Pride” flag for Gay Pride Month.
  • Uber driver who allegedly booted lesbian couple for kissing can drive again

    07/10/2018 12:36:55 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 9, 2018 | 6:42pm | Yoav Gonen
    The Uber driver who allegedly tossed a lesbian couple from his car for kissing in the backseat — telling them it is “illegal” — has been recommended for reinstatement by an administrative law judge pending a final decision on his license. The case garnered national attention after video showing the aftermath of the June 9 incident went viral, depicting driver Ahmad El Boutari demanding that girlfriends Emma Pichl and Alex Iovine exit his car in lower Manhattan for being “disrespectful.” The couple claimed they were booted simply for an innocent smooch in the backseat, and called it discriminatory because of...
  • Indiana church booted from building after posting anti-LGBT sign

    07/07/2018 12:27:18 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/07/18 | Avery Anapol
    An Indiana church has been kicked out of its building after posting a sign that said “LGBTQ is a hate crime.” A member of Remnant Fellowship Church in Auburn confirmed to ABC-affiliate WPTA21 that they had been forced out, following reports that the church appeared to have vacated the building. The church placed the signed, reading, “LGBTQ is a hate crime against God. Repent,” outside the church late last month, sparking backlash. The church member declined to comment to WPTA on whether they had plans to relocate. The church also appears to have deleted its Facebook page, where it previously...
  • Lesbian activists block Pride in London march to protest against trans women

    07/07/2018 9:09:01 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 108 replies
    Gay Star News ^ | July 7, 2018 | James Besanvalle and Jamie Tabberer
    A group of lesbian activists blocked the start of the Pride in London march today (7 July) in protest against transgender women. A group of eight women stormed the parade route without accreditation. Then five of them laid down on the road in front of the parade and draped a banner over them. The banner read: ‘Transactivism erases lesbians’. They then blocked the parade route for about 10 minutes. One of the activists shouted out: ‘A man who says he’s a lesbian is a rapist’ The group also had a banner that said ‘Lesbian = female homosexual’, as well as...
  • Can the Catholic Church ‘Evolve’ on L.G.B.T. Rights?

    07/06/2018 5:29:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 6, 2018 | John Gehring
    A growing number of Americans now broadly support equal rights for gay, lesbian and transgender people. It’s tempting to view this as inevitable, but less than a decade ago many Democrats, including Barack Obama, didn’t even publicly support same-sex marriage. The speed at which L.G.B.T. rights became a mainstream issue, including for many religious denominations, represents nothing less than a dizzying cultural transformation. What does this revolution mean for the Catholic Church, an ancient institution that thinks in centuries, and holds a view of human sexuality at odds with the shifting cultural winds?
  • Steven Universe Video: Watch Cartoon Network's First Same-Sex Proposal

    07/05/2018 4:18:44 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 7 replies
    TV Line ^ | July 5, 2018 | Andy Swift
    Inclusivity has been a consistent theme throughout Steven Universe‘s five-season run, but the Cartoon Network series took that commitment to the next level this week in an episode appropriately titled “The Question.” Wednesday’s installment — the third in a five-part “Heart of the Crystal Gems” event — found characters Ruby and Sapphire, who themselves are halves of a powerful warrior named Garnet, at a crossroads in their relationship. They went their separate ways after splitting into individual beings, only for Ruby to experience a change of heart and realize that they were always meant to be together. “I wanted to...
  • Recall Drive for California Vice Mayor who Wants ‘Straight Pride American Month’ (SPAM)

    07/04/2018 9:47:22 AM PDT · by DFG · 37 replies
    breitbart ^ | 07/03/2018 | Adelle Nazarian
    Gay rights activists have begun circulating petitions to recall Vice Mayor Ted Hickman of Dixon, California, after he penned a column in the Independent Voice on Friday calling for July to be a celebration of “Straight Pride American Month,” or SPAM. Hickman’s opinion piece, titled “That’s Life,” has drawn the ire of members of the LGBTQ community, who have formed groups online to create a recall against him. A protest has also been planned for the city’s next council meeting, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, July 3, according to the city’s official website.
  • Canada Takes a Turn With Doug Ford

    07/03/2018 11:22:51 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 23 replies
    US News ^ | June 28, 2018 | Paul D. Shinkman
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been able to maintain popularity at home during his three years in office despite a challenging, at times combative relationship with the Trump administration since 2017. But amid a conservative rise at home, the young leader of the country's Liberal Party is about to face a new front from Canada's most influential province. The Progressive Conservative Party firebrand Doug Ford, brother of the late former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, will be sworn in as the premier of Ontario on Friday and assume a highly influential position in a province he calls "the engine of...
  • Girls are banned from wearing skirts at 40 secondaries across England as schools [tr]

    07/02/2018 12:02:49 PM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 2, 2018 | Tim Stickings
    At least 40 secondary schools have banned girls from wearing skirts in a bid to cater for transgender pupils, it has emerged. Schools are opting for gender-neutral uniform policies under which boys and girls both wear trousers, while others are considering similar changes, it is claimed. They have followed the lead of Priory School in Lewes, East Sussex, which scrapped its female uniform last September, also citing fears over the sexualisation of young women. It comes alongside news that a leading private school is bringing in make-up experts to help pupils who feel anxious about their appearance.
  • Trump Drops LGBT Lobbying Fest

    07/01/2018 2:42:19 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 77 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 29, 2018 | 12:30 PM EDT | Elaine Donnelly
    Here’s some good news: For the second time since his Inauguration, President Donald J. Trump did not renew President Barack Obama’s annual declaration of LGBT Pride Month in June. The Department of Defense, therefore, did not sponsor a divisive special interest event for gay and transgender activists and personnel at the Pentagon, which the Obama Administration used as an excuse to promote LGBT causes every June since 2009. President Trump’s decision to discontinue controversial LGBT Pride events suggests that he intends to deliver on his promise to end extreme political correctness in our military. This is consistent with the administration’s...
  • Mona Charen Wanted to Be Called 'Timmy' as Child, Thankful She Didn't Grow Up in Today's Culture

    06/30/2018 8:13:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/30/2018 | Samuel Smith
    Mona Charen is a well-known conservative author, columnist and speech writer who has spoken out about the dangers of modern feminism and the transgender identity push on children. But what many might not know about her is that at one point in her childhood, she wanted people to call her "Timmy.""I shudder to think what would have happened if I had come along a little later in history," Charen told The Christian Post during an interview this week about her book, Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch With Science, Love and Common Sense.Charen, a senior fellow at the Washington, D.C.-based...
  • No love for Pride month from Muslim business owners in Gay friendly neighborhoods

    06/30/2018 11:40:15 AM PDT · by The Fop · 62 replies
    Walking around Manhattan during the month of June, Rainbow Pride flags are on display everywhere. In the windows of large chain stores and banks, as well as small eateries and bars. Williams Sonoma had a display of dishes in their window that represented the Rainbow Pride flag colors. Zara clothing store was selling men's tank tops that look like they were specially designed to replicate the exact shades of each of the Rainbow Pride flag colors. They all hung from a rack in the designated order of colors, approximating the flag. Last night, Madison Square Garden was lit up in...
  • MEET THE MILLENNIAL GEORGIAN INSPIRING ASIAN-AMERICAN VOTERS

    06/30/2018 7:56:59 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    OZY ^ | June 2018 | Nick Fouriezos
    Sam Park picks at his lunch at El Torero, a Mexican restaurant in Duluth, a northeastern suburb of Atlanta. It’s a somewhat ironic choice, given that the 32-year-old politician could have picked from dozens of nearby places to emphasize his Korean heritage in a neighborhood where Eastern churches and Asian grocery stores abound. This is home, though. And so the fact that Park knows his tacos as well as his Korean BBQ is kind of the point. Increasingly, the area will be known less as the “Seoul of the South,” than simply the modern iteration of “the South.” Gwinnett County,...
  • Pat Leahy grills Trump judicial nominee: Do you think gay marriage is like marrying bacon?

    11/15/2017 3:33:26 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    Pat Leahy grills Trump judicial nominee: Do you think gay marriage is like marrying bacon? AllahpunditPosted at 5:31 pm on November 15, 2017 This is so pitifully stupid. Either Democrats are desperate for attack lines against Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett, Trump’s nominee for the Fifth Circuit, or Leahy is so out of touch after 42 years in the Senate that he can’t recognize goofball humor when he sees it. Here’s the genesis of Willett’s “controversial” bacon analogy: I could support recognizing a constitutional right to marry bacon. pic.twitter.com/HKPW6tE4H6 — Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) April 30, 2015 If you’re...