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  • VIDEO: #WomensMarch

    01/23/2017 6:48:19 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 37 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 01/23/2017 | Steven Crowder
    So this happened. This week my producer and I went down to the Austin #WomensMarch. One of the biggest in the country. In order to blend in, we posed as transgender. Not only were we given VIP access, but Wendy Davis personally gave me a one-on-one interview, in what could possibly be the most embarrassing debacle of her career. None of this is faked. Everything. You. See. Actually Happened. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUDtoDAGVE8&feature=youtu.be
  • Transgender man tries to join sorority at Northwestern, pushes for change in Greek life

    01/23/2017 9:52:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 23, 2017 | Angie Leventis Lourgos
    A Northwestern University freshman who recently came out as transgender tried to join a sorority this month, yearning for deeper friendships on campus. The case is unusual because the student is a transgender man, born with a female body but identifying as male, and already beginning to make that transition. Eighteen-year-old Adam Davies said he was drawn to the tenets of Greek life — philanthropy, bonding and leadership — but that with his changing body he might not feel comfortable living in a fraternity
  • US LGBT community brings 'dance party' demo to Pence's street MORE VIDEO (YT) : Breakfast BARF Aler

    01/19/2017 7:05:13 AM PST · by johnk · 20 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wAvqFvuyQw ^ | January 19, 2017 | AFP news agency
    Published on Jan 19, 2017 Members and supporters of the LGBT community hold a "dance party" demonstration against Mike Pence's political stance on LGBT issues. Took place near the house where he is currently living in Washington DC, before he moves into the vice president's official residence at the Naval Observatory.
  • TV show Will & Grace will return to NBC with 10 episodes a decade after it was canceled

    01/18/2017 11:57:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 55 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 18, 2017 | Staff
    Fans of Will & Grace are in for a treat. It was confirmed on Wednesday that the sitcom is coming back to NBC with 10 episodes. It comes after the original cast, including Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally, reprised their original roles for an election-themed PSA in September last year, 10 years after the show went off the air.
  • Sec Gates Tries To Whitewash Reasons Gen. Hoss Cartwright Passed Over To Be Chairman of JCS

    06/08/2011 10:03:14 PM PDT · by Tea Party Reveler · 9 replies
    Military Corruption Dot Com ^ | 06-05-2011 | Major Glenn MacDonald US Army (ret.)
    GATES TRIES TO WHITEWASH TRUTH AS TO WHY "HOSS" CARTWRIGHT PASSED OVER FOR CHAIRMAN OF JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF JOB "OBAMA'S FAVORITE GENERAL" NO MORE - ALL THAT "SUCKING UP" TO HUSSEIN AND BIDEN DID NO GOOD - ARMY'S GEN. MARTIN DEMPSEY GETS KEY POSITION - SECRETARY OF DEFENSE REFUSES TO DISCUSS CARTWRIGHT'S ALLEGED "WOMANIZING" - IG PROBE - ALCOHOLIC FEMALE AIDE SEEN DRUNK AND PASSED OUT ON HOSS'S BED DURING OFFICIAL VISIT OVERSEAS © 2011 MilitaryCorruption.com Dr. Joseph Goebbels, Nazi wartime propaganda chief, once said: "Tell a lie often enough, and people will believe it." Well, we are not...
  • Ben Carson doubles down: LGBT don’t get ‘extra rights’

    01/14/2017 1:51:14 PM PST · by NYer · 36 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 13, 2017 | Lisa Bourne
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 13, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Dr. Ben Carson reiterated at his confirmation hearing Thursday that individuals identifying as LGBT shouldn’t get special rights. All Americans deserve protection under the law, Carson said, but no one is entitled to “extra rights.” Trump has appointed Carson as Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary. Questioned during the hearing by Ohio Democrat Senator Sherrod Brown on whether he would enforce protections for LGBT Americans in public housing, Carson reconfirmed his previously stated belief. “Of course, I would enforce all the laws of the land,” Carson said. “Of course, I think all...
  • California Pays For Murderers Sex-Change

    01/12/2017 3:49:58 PM PST · by SeanG200 · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 12, 2017 | John and Ken
    John and Ken detail just how out of control California's (and really, society as a whole) "fiscal common sense" is and why we as a state will stay in the red. So when a friend says schools are broke... point this story out to them: >>>>>>> California taxpayers will be funding a convicted murder's sex change operation, according to the prisoner's attorneys. Shiloh Heavenly Quine, 57, who is serving a life sentence for murder, will be receiving "sex-reassignment surgery" and will be transferred to a women's prison, the Los Angeles Times reported. The state of California will cover much of...
  • Donald Trump and the Canary in the LGBT Coal Mine

    01/06/2017 10:00:07 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 21 replies
    http://www.crisismagazine.com ^ | December 16, 2016 | Austin Ruse
    As Donald Trump begins to staff his administration, his appointees should understand how deeply the ideologically-driven LGBTs have burrowed into permanent jobs in the permanent bureaucracy and how dangerous they are. The new political appointees should also understand how this group and their allies have driven those who may disagree with their agenda either underground or from the federal bureaucracy altogether, and some even to jail. And they should understand that this group is entrenched and determined not to give an inch in the territory they have gained under the incredibly radical Obama administration. The LGBT cadres had already made...
  • Macy's to close stores, cut jobs amid weak sales

    01/04/2017 5:08:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 4, 2017 7:40 PM EST | Sarah Skidmore Sell
    Macy’s says it is eliminating more than 10,000 jobs and plans to move forward with 68 store closures after a disappointing holiday shopping season. The department store chain also lowered its full-year earnings forecast. The retailer said Wednesday that sales at its established stores fell 2.1 percent in November and December compared to the same period last year. Macy’s Inc. pointed to changing consumer behavior and said its performance reflects the challenges that are facing much of the retail industry. As if to underscore that point, Kohl’s Corp. also reported disappointing holiday shopping numbers Wednesday. …
  • EPA Asks Employees If They’re Straight, Gay, or ‘Something Else’

    01/04/2017 10:54:04 AM PST · by ColdOne · 125 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 1/4/17 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Environmental Protection Agency is asking all its employees whether they are straight, gay, or “something else” in an effort to create a more “inclusive” workplace. The Washington Free Beacon obtained a copy of the agency’s Sexual Orientation Gender Identity (SOGI) survey, which is part of a pilot program to voluntarily collect information on its employees. The survey first asks the employee’s pay grade, supervisory status, education, age, marital status, and race, before inquiring, “What sex were you assigned at birth?” The EPA wants to know how many of its employees are “Straight, that is, not Lesbian or Gay,” lesbian...
  • LGBT Activist Attacks Christians for Using Rainbow in Christmas Display

    01/03/2017 6:32:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | January 2, 2017 | Onan Coca
    This story may be the must bemusing and illogical of 2016, and it happened as the year came to a close. Ken Ham is the Founder and CEO of Answers in Genesis and the creator of the amazing Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky. He is also a leader in the conservative evangelical community, where his work focuses on Biblical creationism and Christian apologetics. He and his team recently made the decision to use the rainbow as part of the decoration in their Ark Encounter Christmas celebration. Visit the Ark at dusk to see it illuminated with rainbow colors as a...
  • 'I'm gay': Sister Wives' daughter Mariah, 21, shocks her parents by coming out as a lesbian

    01/03/2017 6:36:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 3, 2017 | Jamie Jones
    Kody and Meri Brown's daughter Mariah had a big announcement for her five parents on Sunday night's Sister Wives - she's a lesbian. Mariah, who is Kody and Meri's only biological child, is one of the 18 Brown children in the polygamist family of four wives and one husband that stars on the TLC show. The 21-year-old college student gathered her parents together on a trip home to Las Vegas from Utah, where she goes to school.
  • Ark. LGBT activist John Schenck dies one year after his husband of 41 years

    12/29/2016 7:16:01 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 59 replies
    KTHV ^ | December 29, 2016 | Reed Brewer
    CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) -- John Schenck, the co-founder of the Gay Pride Parade of Conway, has died. Schenck's husband and partner of nearly 41 years, Robert Loyd, died, from a heart attack last December. Schenck and Loyd moved to Arkansas in 1978 to care for Loyd's mother, who lived in Damascus. Loyd, who worked as a hairdresser in West Palm Beach, Florida, and Schneck eventually opened a salon on the outside of town. They named the gas station-turned-salon The Lion's Den. It proved so successful, they expanded to Greers Ferry and Heber Springs. In 1986, Schenck and Loyd moved to...
  • Corporate Equality Index 2017: Rating Workplaces on LGBT Equality

    12/29/2016 7:30:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Human Rights Campaign Foundation ^ | December 29, 2016 | Staff
    Letter from HRC Foundation President Chad Griffin IN 2016, THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY WAS subjected to unprecedented attacks – from state lawmakers plotting to undermine our historic gains, to tragic, unimaginable experiences of violence, to those who pledged to roll back our rights from the highest offices in the land.
  • Dressed to Kill in New York

    12/26/2016 5:58:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 26, 2016 | Paul Gottfried
    My wife subscribes to a magazine, the very sight of which turns my stomach. She believes that it’s beneficial to have this reading matter around so we can know how the “non-deplorables” think. But as a retired college professor, I know whatever is to be known on this subject. The unpalatable piece of mail that arrives to my disgust each month is called New York, and it is cram full of PC clichés. The lead tirade is usually from Jonathan Chait, who lately has been railing against the plutocrat and Putin-look-alike who is about to enter the White House. Chait...
  • Obama ‘A Little Bit Hurt’ By Gay Activists Who Screamed At Him During Rallies

    12/22/2016 9:12:20 AM PST · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 22, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    President Barack Obama, who in 2008 said he was “not in favor of gay marriage,” expressed frustration with the “gay activists,” who he says pestered him throughout his presidency. Obama criticized the lack of “awareness” among LGBT activists, suggesting that both they and immigration reform activists would not have criticized him if they had done “sufficient homework” on the issues they were protesting, adding later those activists made him feel “a little bit hurt.”
  • Unmasking the DOD's Endorsement of the Humanism Religion

    12/20/2016 6:16:52 PM PST · by Tator_Salad · 6 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | 16 December 2016 | Air Force officer (anonymous)
    When you hear the word “religion,” does Humanism immediately come to mind? Probably not. However, pragmatically and legally, Humanism is just as much of a religion as Christianity and Islam. This article articulates the claim that the DOD has endorsed the religion of Humanism by promoting the LGBT movement.
  • ‘National Geographic’ just made history with its new cover (Transgender BS)

    12/17/2016 3:46:10 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 99 replies
    Fusion ^ | 12/16/2016
    As part of its January 2017 issue exploring our evolving understandings and definitions of gender, National Geographic is featuring nine-year-old transgender rights activist Avery Jackson on its cover—the first time a trans person has made the cover of the magazine. Jackson rose to stardom last year when she began documenting her transition with “Avery Chats,” a series of YouTube videos describing how she came to understand her identity at such a young age and eventually came out to her parents as trans. “When I was born, doctors said I was a boy, but I knew in my heart I was...
  • National Geographic and Katie Couric Chronicle the GENDER REVOLUTION with Moving 2-Hour Documentary

    12/15/2016 1:49:50 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 73 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/15/2016 | Business Wire
    It used to appear so simple for many of us: you were a boy or you were a girl. Girls wore pink, and boys wore blue; girls played with dolls, and boys played with trucks. Yet around the globe, these traditional notions of gender are changing rapidly, and labels are no longer so clear cut. National Geographic sets out to explore this evolving concept of gender through the lens of science, society and culture in the groundbreaking new two-hour documentary GENDER REVOLUTION: A JOURNEY WITH KATIE COURIC, premiering Monday, Feb. 6, at 9/8c. Produced by Katie Couric Media with National...
  • New transgender survey could set terrible precedent for policy based on feelings, not facts

    12/12/2016 4:37:12 PM PST · by 198ml · 20 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 12/12/16 | Carly Hoilman
    A recent nationwide survey revealed that “60 percent of transgender Americans have avoided using public restrooms for fear of confrontation, saying they have been harassed and assaulted.” The “landmark” survey cites data based on the responses of 27,715 individuals, or an estimated 2 percent of the adult transgender population (which comprises only 0.6 percent of the entire U.S. population). Reuters refers to transgender people as a “severely understudied group whose experiences and challenges from medicine to law to economics and family relations are poorly understood.” And the National Center for Transgender Equality, the group that conducted the survey, hopes the...
  • Donald Trump and the Canary in the LGBT Coal Mine

    12/09/2016 6:47:52 PM PST · by NYer · 38 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | December 9, 2016 | AUSTIN RUSE
    As Donald Trump begins to staff his administration, his appointees should understand how deeply the ideologically-driven LGBTs have burrowed into permanent jobs in the permanent bureaucracy and how dangerous they are.The new political appointees should also understand how this group and their allies have driven those who may disagree with their agenda either underground or from the federal bureaucracy altogether, and some even to jail.And they should understand that this group is entrenched and determined not to give an inch in the territory they have gained under the incredibly radical Obama administration.The LGBT cadres had already made great strides...
  • Naval Academy Hosting ‘Transgender 101’ Training for Midshipmen

    12/07/2016 11:08:47 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies
    Naval Academy Hosting ‘Transgender 101’ Training for Midshipmen Academy says 'safe space' training is in demand for 'millennial' midshipmen BY: Elizabeth Harrington December 7, 2016 1:45 pm The U.S. Naval Academy is bringing in Google employees to provide voluntary “Transgender 101” training to midshipmen this week as part of an ongoing “safe space” training series. The academy’s Center for Teaching and Learning is holding two events on Friday, one for faculty and staff and another for midshipmen. The hour and a half-long workshops will be hosted by Marnie Florin and Kevin Perry, who are “transgender trainers” for Google. Midshipmen and...
  • EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Mexican Senators Beat Trump Pińata, Chant Gay Slur ("Faggot" & "Chinga Tu Madre")

    12/08/2016 10:52:56 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-8-2016 | Tony Aranda
    Left-wing Mexican senators celebrated the start of the Christmas season by beating a pińata of U.S. President-Elect Donald J. Trump while chanting “faggot” and other expletives. In this case, the assembled group echoed the chant, “chinga tu madre”, calling for the President-Elect’s mother to be violated sexually. Many senators whistled the insult in lieu of saying the exact words.
  • The Supreme Court oral argument that cost Democrats the presidency

    12/08/2016 3:47:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 7, 2016 | David Bernstein
    The presidential election was so close that many factors were “but-for” causes of Donald Trump’s victory. One that’s been mostly overlooked is Trump’s surprising success with religious voters. According to exit polls, Trump received 81 percent of the white evangelical Christian vote, and Hillary Clinton only 16 percent. Trump did significantly better than the overtly religious Mitt Romney and the overtly evangelical George W. Bush. He likely over-performed among other theologically conservative voters, such as traditionalist Catholics, as well. Not bad for a thrice-married adulterer of no discernible faith.
  • Restoring Free Speech: The Trump Effect

    12/08/2016 2:46:20 AM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 8, 2016 | Lloyd Marcus
    A few years ago, I was able to convince my 89-year-old dad that this “ain't” the Democrat Party of his youth. Dad's Democrat Party has been hijacked by old hippies. They reject Christianity while vowing to arrest anyone speaking badly of Islam. They use public schools to teach our kids to despise all things traditional, wholesome, patriotic, and good. They are the ones who have, for the most part, made it criminal to publicly say you believe marriage should remain as it has been for thousands of years and how God intended; between one man and one woman (Genesis 2:24)....
  • ENTERTAINMENT HGTV Reesponds to ‘Fixer Upper’ Same-Sex Marriage Controversy

    12/03/2016 10:32:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 2, 2016 | Andrea Morabito
    HGTV is standing by the hosts of its popular home renovation series “Fixer Upper.” The channel issued a response after BuzzFeed reported earlier this week that Chip and Joanna Gaines attend a church whose pastor has spoken out against same-sex marriage, and raised the question of whether gay couples would be welcome on the show. “We don’t discriminate against members of the LGBT community in any of our shows,” the network said in a statement to The Post.
  • Christian artists could be jailed for refusing make same sex wedding invitations

    12/03/2016 12:40:11 PM PST · by kevcol · 47 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | December 3, 2016 | Frieda Powers
    A pair of Arizona-based Christian artists is challenging the local law that threatens to fine and imprison them for refusing to make same-sex wedding invitations. Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, owners of Brush & Nib Studio in Phoenix, lost a case at trial level which accused them of violating a local ordinance that protects homosexuals from discrimination, Fox News reported. The ordinance also prevents the business owners from publicly explaining their convictions or even defending their decision lest they face jail time for that as well. This apparent violation of the First Amendment protection of free speech is at the...
  • Senate Republicans Strip Religious Freedom Protection from Defense Spending Bill

    12/02/2016 11:12:08 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 2 Dec 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Senate Republicans have agreed to a deal that strips an amendment protecting religious freedom for faith-based organizations from a defense spending bill, making the measure more favorable to signature by outgoing resident Barack Obama. Obama threatened to veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) if the bill included the Russell Amendment, which applies religious freedom exemptions to federal grants and contracts. The NDAA is an annual piece of legislation that addresses Department of Defense budget and expenditures. The Russell Amendment restated current United States law via the First Amendment. The measure would have protected, for example, faith groups that run...
  • Mike Pence’s new neighbors put up LGBT pride flags in protest

    12/02/2016 7:58:28 AM PST · by kevcol · 86 replies
    Fox 43 ^ | December 1, 2016
    Until he moves into the Naval Observatory after taking office, the vice president-elect is renting a $6,000-a-month home in Chevy Chase, a swanky neighborhood in the Northwest quadrant of the nation’s capital. ... Roughly half-dozen pride flags are outside of homes on the block where Pence lives and neighbors say more are on the way.... “I have no idea what (the vice president elect) will think about, but I hope he will change his mind,” she added.
  • Chip and Joanna Gaines Under Fire For 'Wrong' Views on LGBT Issues

    11/30/2016 1:37:50 PM PST · by milton23 · 84 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 11/30/16 | Katrina Trinko
    Like many Americans, HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines attend a church where the pastor thinks homosexual behavior is a sin. And somehow that’s “news.” BuzzFeed printed the original story, headlined “Chip And Joanna Gaines’ Church Is Firmly Against Same-Sex Marriage.” From there it was picked up by Cosmopolitan, Us Weekly, and my favorite, Jezebel. Why? Now to be clear, the Gaineses aren’t even quoted in the original BuzzFeed story. We have no idea what they personally think about same-sex marriage. In fact, a spokesperson for the Antioch Community Church where the Gaineses attend, specifically tells BuzzFeed “she could not...
  • Taiwan's march to LGBT rights stumbles

    11/30/2016 8:36:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | 11/30/2016 | KENSAKU IHARA
    TAIPEI -- Taiwan's momentum toward becoming the first republic in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage has run up against religion. President Tsai Ing-wen, who came into office in May, supports legalizing marriage rights for all. Last month, in the lead-up to Taiwan's annual pride parade, expectations rose that the Legislative Yuan would pass a bill to that effect by the end of this year. On Nov. 17, the legislature began fully debating a revision to the civil code. That same day, some 10,000 opponents demonstrated in the streets. A week later, when the Yuan's Legal System Committee held a public...
  • ‘Moonlight’ Wins Big at 2016 Gotham Awards

    11/29/2016 8:16:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    AP ^ | November 29, 2016 | Staff
    At a Gotham Independent Film Awards overshadowed by the election of Donald Trump, Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age drama “Moonlight” shined brightest. A celebrated film about a boy growing up gay, black and poor in Miami, “Moonlight,” virtually swept the night, taking best feature, best screenplay, a special jury award for best ensemble and the audience award. The Gothams, which honor independent film, are essentially the kick-off to Hollywood’s long awards season.
  • The LGBT Fraud Has Been Exposed, and They’re Definitely Not Happy about It

    11/16/2016 1:32:29 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 17 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 15, 2016
    November 15, 2016 -- Those who are setting our so-called “values”, such as the small but powerful group of academics, mainstream media, and homosexual activists, do so by attempting to impose strange myths and ideas that have no scientific basis. These myths include the one that homosexuals are “born that way”, can’t change, and must be accepted for “who they are”. Further, those claiming they are a different gender than that with which they were born, i.e. the transgendered, who “feel” they belong to other than their gender at birth, must be accepted as such. The public is supposed to...
  • Oregon official who bullied Christian bakery owners loses election

    11/16/2016 4:13:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 16, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    An Oregon bureaucrat who waged political jihad against the owners of a Christian bakery was given the heave-ho by voters. Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian was defeated by Republican Dennis Richardson in his bid to be Secretary of State. It's the first time a Republican has been elected to a statewide office in Oregon since 2002. So consider this – Avakian was too liberal for what is arguably one of the most liberal states in the country. Avakian, a passionate advocate for the LGBTQIA crowd, was thrust into the national spotlight when he declared war on a Christian bakery in 2013.
  • The Dictatorship of Mercy

    11/18/2016 12:23:02 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod
    One Peter Five ^ | November 17, 2016 | Steve Skojec
    “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable...
  • Fred Phelps: Satan's Servant

    03/25/2014 6:27:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    My parents taught me never to speak ill of the dead, but in the case of Fred Phelps, who died last week at the age of 84, I think they would have made an exception. The man, who will be referred to in this column without the modifier "reverend," because there was nothing reverent about him, defined the word "odious." He and some of his family members constituted the entire membership of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. It was BINO, Baptist in name only. Phelps and some members of his family (though not all) picketed military funerals with...
  • Phelps’ hate seen by some as aiding gay rights

    03/21/2014 10:42:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2014 10:17 AM EDT | John Hanna and David Crary
    Fred Phelps Sr. led his small Topeka church for more than two decades in a bellicose crusade against gays and lesbians, saying they were worthy of death and openly declaring—often at military funerals—that the U.S. was doomed because of its tolerance of homosexuality. But in targeting grieving families of troops killed overseas, taunting people entering other churches and carrying signs with anti-gay slurs and vulgar language or symbols, Phelps and his Westboro Baptist congregation created public circuses that may have helped the gay-rights movement. Following Phelps’ death Wednesday at age 84, some gay-rights advocates suggested that he and his church...
  • Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps: The Unsung Hero of the Gay Rights Movement

    03/19/2014 8:49:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/19/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    If there is one man who can be credited for the success of the gay rights movement, it’s Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps.Phelps did more than anyone to make opposition to homosexuality seem as toxic as possible by picketing the funerals of soldiers with anti-gay slogans. There probably wasn’t a more inspired way to make anti-gay sentiments seem as unacceptable as possible.If the Phelps clan had deliberately set out to implement gay marriage in America, they could not have chosen a better method and who is to say that they didn’t.The Phelps, with their background in civil rights...
  • Terry Bean Arrested on Charges of Sex Abuse of a Minor (BIG 0 supporter)

    11/19/2014 6:09:56 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 32 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | November 19, 2014 | NIGEL JAQUISS
    Terry Bean, a Portland power player in national Democratic politics and the gay rights movement, was arrested today on charges of sex abuse in a case involving a 15-year-old boy. Law enforcement sources familiar with the case say Bean will be charged with two counts of sodomy in the third degree, a felony, and sex abuse in the third degree, a misdemeanor. The arrest comes after a six-month investigation that began with allegations Bean secretly made video recordings of men having sex in his bedroom. As WW reported in June, Bean accused a former lover, Kiah Lawson, of attempting to...
  • The Hat Making Trump Supporters See Red ("Make Racists Afraid Again")

    07/08/2016 3:39:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | July 8, 2016 | B. Dolan, Rapper, Activist, Screenwriter
    It started as an idea for my live show; something I’d like to wear onstage. I had just finished reading about the clash between Antifa Protesters and Neo-Nazis in Sacramento this June, and was thinking about the common goals of Antifa groups and more traditional organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center. Between Britain’s ‘Leave’ Campaign and Donald Trump’s Presidential bid, it’s safe to say racists and White Nationalists around the world are being emboldened and given a voice like no other time in recent memory. What used to be said behind closed doors is now being said to millions...
  • U.S. transgender people rush to legally change gender in wake of Trump's win

    11/16/2016 5:45:44 PM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    reuters ^ | Nov. 16, 2016 | Sebastien Malo
    NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Transgender people in the United States are rushing to legally change their name and gender with the help of volunteer lawyers due to concerns the community's civil rights could be threatened under the administration of president-elect Donald Trump. In a race against the clock, transgender people have been connecting on Twitter using the hashtag #TransLawHelp with lawyers offering to help them make the changes free of charge before Trump takes office on Jan. 20, 2017. Last week's victory for Trump has left many transgender advocates fearing a backlash against their community after the Republican...
  • VA drops plans to cover surgery for transgender vets

    11/16/2016 5:45:28 PM PST · by MaxistheBest · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/2016 | REBECCA KHEEL
    The Department of Veterans Affairs has dropped plans to start covering gender transition surgery for veterans amid concerns about costs. The proposed rule change that would have allowed the VA to pay for such surgeries was withdrawn from the Fall 2016 Unified Agenda, a biannual publication of proposed regulation changes that was due Monday. “VA has been and will continue to explore a regulatory change that would allow VA to perform gender alteration surgery and a change in the medical benefits package, when appropriated funding is available,” the VA said in a statement Monday. VA officials sent a letter dated...
  • AMEN! Oregon Democrat who put Christian bakers out of business gets served JUSTICE

    11/16/2016 2:17:04 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 11/15/16 | Allen B. West
    You’ve seen the story multiple times already: a Christian baker declines to cater a gay wedding, and gets sued in the process. The most publicized came out of Oregon, where the bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa chose not to bake a wedding for a same-sex wedding. Rachel Bowman-Cryer and her mother visited Sweet Cakes planning to order a wedding cake. Bowman-Cryer had purchased a cake previously from the Kleins for her mother’s sixth wedding. Bowman-Cryer wanted to have the same cake she had purchased for her mother. That’s when Aaron Klein asked what the name of the bride and groom...
  • LGBT gun control group promises ‘direct action’ if Trump drops gun free zones

    11/15/2016 1:09:56 PM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    guns.com ^ | Nov. 15, 2016 | Chris Eger
    In response to repeated calls by the soon-to-be 45th president to allow guns in schools, a gun control group formed by famed Star Trek actor George Takei is vowing to stop him. In January, during a campaign stop in Vermont, Trump, then still in a crowded field of presidential candidates, promised, “I will get rid of gun-free zones on schools, and — you have to — and on military bases,” he said. “My first day, it gets signed, okay? My first day. There’s no more gun-free zones.” After he was the last man standing for the GOP and was...
  • Oregon Bully Who Took Down Christian Bakery Tossed Out in Election

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  • A Christian mom blogger announces she’s dating soccer star Abby Wambach

    11/14/2016 7:14:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 14, 2016 | Kate Shellnutt
    Christian author Glennon Doyle Melton — known as the “ultimate confessional writer” for her honest portrayals of her struggling marriage, addiction and eating disorder — has opened up with another big revelation. She is dating again, her new partner is a woman and that woman is celebrity soccer champ Abby Wambach.
  • GOP President-Elect Donald Trump Says Same-Sex Marriage Is 'Settled' Law

    11/13/2016 10:05:33 PM PST · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 85 replies
    ABC news ^ | 11/13/2016 | Benjamin Seigel
    “It’s law,” he said in an interview with CBS’ ‘60 Minutes’ that aired Sunday. “It was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean it’s done.” “These cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They’ve been settled. And I’m – I’m fine with that,” he added.
  • Two churches under fire for LGBT policies, face possible expulsion from Texas Baptist association

    11/13/2016 8:58:31 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 13, 2016 | Heather Leighton
    Two Texas Baptist churches may be expelled from the Baptist General Convention of Texas for their welcoming open-door policies toward LGBTQ people, reports say. The Baptist Standard reports that Wilshire Baptist in Dallas and First Baptist in Austin received letters from BGCT officials stating that because the churches had affirmed themselves with the LGBTQ people, they were "no longer being in harmonious cooperation with the BGCT."
  • Trump win resets culture war debate on abortion, LGBT rights

    11/13/2016 11:48:25 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 39 replies
    http://hosted.ap.org ^ | 11/13/2016 | David Crary & Rachel Zoll
    NEW YORK (AP) -- For the combatants in America's long-running culture wars, the triumph of Donald Trump and congressional Republicans was stunning - sparking elation on one side, deep dismay on the other. Advocates of LGBT rights and abortion rights now fear setbacks instead of further gains. But the outcome emboldened the anti-abortion movement and breathed new life into the religious right's campaign for broad exemptions from same-sex marriage and other laws. Kelly Shackelford, head of First Liberty Institute, a legal group that specializes in religious freedom cases, said that, for his cause, the environment will transform from "brutal" under...
  • 2016 11 06 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Prophetic Tsunami" (video)

    11/06/2016 1:37:30 PM PST · by Lera · 7 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Nov 6, 2016 | John Haller
    The tidal wave of prophetic events is about to overtake the believer and the world. We must lash ourselves to the rock that is the person of Christ and ride out the storm. How bad will it get? Hang on for dear life...a lot may ride on how America decides on Tuesday, and the results may not be known until late on Tuesday night. Remember, judgement begins in the House of God.