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  • 'Anti-bullying classes' a cover for Gay Advocacy [Sponsored by a Repubican Governor]

    07/27/2015 3:28:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The gay rights movement has been very subversive in our schools. They claim they want kids to be taught tolerance towards gay kids, so they won't be bullied. But that's not what these tolerance and "anti-bullying" classes are really teaching. They are actually advocacy classes aimed at teaching a physically unhealthy lifestyle. The latest example of this can be seen at a middle school classroom in Iowa: The Iowa Governors Conference on LGBTQ Youth claims to be the largest homosexual youth conference in the nation, but contrary to popular opinion, its purpose is not fostering understanding in the schools or...
  • Obama says 'no limits' to what Kenyans can achieve

    07/26/2015 10:12:42 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 27 replies
    aljazeera.com ^ | 7/26/2015 | Reuters
    President Barack Obama, wrapping up a landmark trip to Kenya, has told Kenyans that there is "no limit to what you can achieve" but said they had to deepen democracy, tackle corruption and end exclusion based on gender or ethnicity. Obama addressed an audience of several thousand packed into an indoor arena in Nairobi on Sunday, before heading to Ethiopia, the second stop on his East Africa tour. The US president, whose father was born and died in Kenya, talked of his own experience and Kenya's in the five decades since independence. "I'm here as president of a country that...
  • Why Are ‘Customers’ So Angry About This New Book on Marriage and Religious Freedom?

    07/25/2015 8:08:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 19, 2015 | Marguerite Bowling
    Is the debate about marriage over after the Supreme Court’s June decision to redefine marriage in all fifty states? That’s what some Amazon.com reviewers are insisting after a new book was released last week. The book, “Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom,” is a roadmap from Ryan Anderson, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, on how the conservative movement can move forward in promoting marriage and protecting religious freedom after the Supreme Court’s ruling. “I wrote this book for all Americans. For those who disagree with me, to at least understand the viewpoint of roughly...
  • Obama, Kenyan President clash on gay rights in Kenya

    07/25/2015 5:56:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/25/2015 | By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    NAIROBI, Kenya – President Barack Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta sparred over support for gay rights here Saturday, with Obama urging fast changes and Kenyatta saying it was not something Kenyan culture or society would “accept.” Linking LGBT discrimination in Africa to the history of Jim Crow laws in America, Obama said ensuring gay rights must be a priority on a continent — and in a country — where bias against gays is accepted, and violence against gays is common. Standing by Obama’s side at a joint press conference here in front of the Kenyan state house, Kenyatta repeated...
  • Jeff Merkley introduces sweeping LGBT rights bill that makes big changes to Civil Rights Act

    07/25/2015 3:06:07 PM PDT · by Twotone · 17 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | July 24, 2015 | Jeff Mapes
    Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley, who led the fight in the last Senate for a ban on job discrimination against gays, has said for months that he's shifting to a more expansive approach. On Thursday, Merkley and his allies introduced their new bill, and it is indeed far more sweeping than anything the Oregon Democrat has proposed on gay rights in the past.
  • Texas Supreme Court says city must repeal HERO or put it on ballot

    07/24/2015 5:10:46 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7/24/15 | Rebecca Elliott and Mike Morris
    The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that Houston City Council must repeal the city's equal rights ordinance or place it on the November ballot. The ruling comes three months after a state district judge ruled that opponents of Houston's contentious non-discrimination ordinance passed last year failed to gather enough valid signatures to force a repeal referendum. "We agree with the Relators that the City Secretary certified their petition and thereby invoked the City Council's ministerial duty to reconsider and repeal the ordinance or submit it to popular vote," the Texas Supreme Court wrote in a per curiam opinion. "The legislative...
  • Texas Supreme Court suspends Houston’s ‘bathroom bill,’ sets up ballot fight

    07/24/2015 2:21:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 24, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    The Texas Supreme Court gave Friday the Houston city council 30 days either to repeal a civil-rights ordinance allowing opposite-sex bathroom use or place it before the voters on the November ballot. The 12-page decision says that the council ran afoul of the city charter when it refused to act after the city secretary certified a year ago the signatures submitted by a pastor-led coalition, which had moved to force a vote on the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). Houston Mayor Annise Parker came under fire last year after the city moved to subpoena sermons and other documents from five...
  • Nonsense and Sensiibilities among the Transgendered

    07/24/2015 6:52:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/24/2015 | Rosslyn Smith
    Common sense seems to have eluded those who placed the following hypersensitive editor's note on an article in the UCLA student newspaper about gender inequality in health care. The author's argument for free or government subsidized tampons was silly to begin with but the note placed it way over the top. Editor’s note: This blog post refers to individuals who menstruate as women because the author wanted to highlight gender inequality in health care. We acknowledge that not all individuals who menstruate identify as women and that not all individuals who identify as women menstruate, but feel this generalization is...
  • Cis Drag Queens Banned from Pride Event Because They Might Offend Trans People

    07/20/2015 6:00:11 PM PDT · by keats5 · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/20/15 | KATHERINE TIMPF Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/421402/drag-queens-banned-scot
    Maybe complete and total inclusivity isn’t as easy as it sounds. The organizers of Free Pride Glasgow in Scotland have hit a snag in their mission to plan a totally inclusive event: Some activists think drag queens are offensive to transgender people, others think banning drag queens is offensive to transgender drag queens, and still others think allowing only transgender drag queens is offensive to cisgender drag queens. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/421402/drag-queens-banned-scotland-pride
  • Transgender reporter to Ben Shapiro: You keep calling me “sir,” you’ll go home in an ambulance

    07/17/2015 9:40:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/17/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via Breitbart, the key bit comes at 5:30. Shapiro’s point is that Zoey Tur, formerly Bob Tur, is male genetically and therefore a man in fact, however he/she may identify. Tur’s reply is to grab him by the neck and threaten to knock him into the middle of next week, which is … about as cartoonishly masculine a response to an insult as I can imagine. All that’s missing is a belch for emphasis. Now we can look forward to a day or two of SJWs noting that the boorish impulse to beat someone into tar because you don’t...
  • Time to Take Down the Rainbow Flag

    07/17/2015 5:35:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Once established, no government office ever seems to shut down. Even if the government office somehow accomplishes its goals, someone just comes up with new reasons to keep the office doors open. But I think it’s time to set an example and start shutting down some government offices here in the great State of North Carolina. I’m talking about the various LGBT victimhood centers that have popped up on our government university campuses in recent years. Naturally, I have good reasons for shutting them down. I’ve listed them below in no particular order of importance. 1. The LGBT community has...
  • 'Trans people deserve your respect': Caitlyn Jenner delivers moving 10-minute speech

    07/16/2015 8:25:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/16/2015 | By OLIVER O'CONNELL
    'Trans people deserve something vital: your respect': Emotional Caitlyn Jenner delivers moving 10-minute speech after winning Courage award in front of nine of her children at the ESPYs Caitlyn Jenner gave a 10-minute acceptance speech after being presented with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYsShe appealed for respect for all trans people and called for athletes to set an example for othersAlways a controversial choice for the award, cynics took to Twitter to vent their disapprovalSome cited publicity and money as reasons for honoring Jenner, while others felt there were far more deserving athletesThe day before the awards,...
  • Lesbian appeals to Pope Francis after Catholic school fires her partner

    07/15/2015 2:19:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 15, 2015 | Lisa Bourne
    MERION STATION, PA, July 15, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The homosexual partner of a woman fired from a Philadelphia-area Catholic school has written to Pope Francis asking for a meeting during the pope's U.S. visit, and for his intervention in the couple's situation so they will not be "condemned to live a life of exile from (the) Church."Pope Francis has been accused of sending confusing signs on the issue of homosexuality and the Church's teaching about it, and homosexual activists have frequently used him by claiming he supports their cause. But the pope has repeatedly criticized the homosexual agenda and gender...
  • Calls To Ban LGBT Books From Local Library Calls To Ban LGBT Books From Local Library

    07/15/2015 6:21:42 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 23 replies
    DFW/cbs ^ | 7-14-2015 | staff
    GRANBURY (CBSDFW.COM) – Controversy is brewing over two books in a Hood County library. Some parents are demanding that the books — which teach about the LGBT community — be banned. Parent after parent spoke about this issue Tuesday morning at the Hood County Commissioners Court. The two children’s books at the center of this debate are “My Princess Boy” by Cheryl Kilodavis and “This Day in June” by Gayle E. Pitman, both of which address LGBT issues. One of the books has already been moved to a different section of the library, but some parents maintain that they should...
  • Pope Francis and homosexuality: confusing signs (Catholic Caucus)

    07/14/2015 3:10:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 13, 2015
    July 13, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- If “actions speak louder than words,” as the saying goes, the message of Pope Francis on homosexuality is increasingly confusing. On the one hand, he has reiterated the Church’s teaching that marriage is reserved for one man and one woman, and has even repeatedly condemned gender ideology, the intellectual underpinning of the LGBT movement. However both in his deeds - most notably his choice of advisors and prelates to elevate to higher positions - and omissions he has left an impression in many minds that seems very different from the Church’s tradition.It is not...
  • For Churches That Won’t Perform Same-Sex Weddings, Insurance Begins to Look Iffy

    07/14/2015 12:54:11 PM PDT · by NRx · 23 replies
    NRO ^ | 07-08-2015 | David French
    In the aftermath of Obergefell v. Hodges, pastors and church members are experiencing a wave of anxiety over what many of them deem the “nightmare scenario”: lawsuits or government action designed to force them to perform or recognize same-sex marriages. While there are — so far — no meaningful judicial precedents that would permit such dramatic interference with churches’ core First Amendment rights, lawsuits challenging church liberties are inevitable. Indeed, the Iowa Civil Rights Commission has declared that prohibitions against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity “sometimes” apply to churches and has stated that a “church...
  • Why MLK Would Have Opposed ‘Gay Marriage’

    07/12/2015 11:41:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2015 | Matt Barber
    Ever notice how the secular left conveniently omits the fact that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a devout Christian minister? While, historically, there have certainly been apostate “Christians” who, in the name of Christ, have abused and taken out of context certain biblical passages to support slavery, segregation, racism and other evils – it has been, without fail, true Christians, that is, Bible-believing Christians of every race, color and creed, who have led the charge in defense of all legitimate human (and civil) rights. The Rev. King was one such Christian, and though he and other Christian leaders have,...
  • [vanity] Department of Defense Celebrates LGBT Pride

    07/10/2015 10:03:10 AM PDT · by Barry Cratus · 15 replies
    [vanity post] The DoD effort to push perverse sexuality and gender identity into our faces extends to the lowest echelon levels of the military. This crap isn't pushed only by senior, cabinet-level, political appointee-level office of the Pentagon. We face it at the in-your-town level of the base and laboratory and warship. This is pushed by commanders at the military base in your state. Here's an example: Here's the (innocuous) bio of this particular speaker: http://www.asaie.army.mil/Public/ES/oeidocs/Amanda_Simpson_Bio.pdf
  • Mormon Church Makes First Ever Donation to LGBT Community

    07/08/2015 9:22:05 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 47 replies
    Good Magazine ^ | July 6, 2015 | Heather Dockray
    Mormons and LGBT people historically haven’t gotten along. The church has been active in efforts to end gay marriage, and even the Supreme Court’s most recent opinion hasn’t deterred them from fighting. So that’s why it came as a surprise to almost everyone that the historically anti-gay church just made its first donation to an LGBT cause. While the church still doesn’t approve of homosexuality, that didn’t stop them from making a recent donation to the Utah Pride Center, an organization that helps to serve homeless LGBTQ youth... ...The Mormon Church donated approximately $2,500 to help fund the Pride Center’s...
  • Sweet Cakes by Melissa raises more than $200,000 to cover fine by Oregon Gaystapo

    07/08/2015 8:55:34 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 46 replies
    CainTV.com ^ | July 8, 2015 | Dan Calabrese
    Score one for the good guys, even if it's only a partial victory. The State of Oregon has failed in its attempt to bankrupt Aaron and Melissa Klein for the crime of declining to bake a cake - as the preposterous $135,000 fine it levied was no match for the willingness of good people to help out the Kleins and their now exclusively online business, Sweet Cakes by Melissa. Through a campaign via Continue to Give, people who still respect both faith and freedom have responded to the following appeal by contributing more than $200,000:
  • A Rainbow of Truth

    07/07/2015 6:01:37 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 4 replies
    Self | 7/07/15 | Me
    Sorry, Jimmy Carter, but under no earthly circumstance or hallucinogenic haze would have Jesus supported gay marriage; not even in your most deluded, history revisionist daydreams. Just because the Son of God preached love and forgiveness, not to supplant the divine hand of judgement, did not mean to ignore or condone the blatant blasphemy committed by those who repeatedly and knowingly defied God's law. If the Bible itself, strongly and unequivocally, condemns homosexuality in a number of passages, how could it possibly be construed as Jesus supporting same-sex matrimony? Such an ignorant assertion is yet another progressive fairytale and an...
  • Tolerate Diversity

    07/07/2015 5:38:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Have you ever noticed that you never see signs that say "Tolerate Diversity?" The reason for that is simple. No one wants to be tolerated. Tolerance presupposes a moral judgment. In other words, I must first judge you negatively before I decide to put the judgment aside and tolerate you. And no one has any tolerance for even a momentary act of judgment these days. Just ask the owners of Sweet Cakes, an Oregon bakery that refused to bake a cake for a lesbian couple’s pretend wedding. They were recently fined $135,000 for being willing to tolerate but not actively...
  • Oregon Baker to Christians: 'Get Ready for Civil Disobedience'

    07/05/2015 8:06:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 3, 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Defiant Oregon bakers fined $135,000 for their 2013 refusal to make a cake for a lesbian wedding reportedly vow to "fight back" against the state labor commissioner's stiff penalty – and are calling on "Christians … to take a stand." "For years, we’ve heard same-sex marriage will not affect anybody," Aaron Klein, co-owner of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, told The Blaze. "I’m here firsthand to tell everyone in America that it has already impacted people. Christians, get ready to take a stand. Get ready for civil disobedience." Oregon's Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian on Thursday issued a final ruling in the...
  • I’m Feeling Like an Umbrella Salesman In a Thunderstorm

    07/02/2015 10:47:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Michael Brown
    About 20 years ago, I was spending time with David Wilkerson in New York City when a storm unexpectedly broke out as we were leaving a building. Sure enough, in true New York fashion, there was someone right outside the door selling umbrellas, and as expected, Pastor Dave bought one to keep us dry in the showers. In fact, just about everyone seemed to buy one as they walked outside into the sudden downpour. I feel like that umbrella salesman today, except that for years now, I’ve been selling these umbrellas in the desert, knowing that a massive storm was...
  • Secret DOJ Memo To Legalize '12 New Perversions,' Including Bestiality And Pedophilia

    07/01/2015 4:47:49 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | July 1 2015 | Kyle Mantyla
    Tom DeLay appeared on Newsmax TV yesterday, where he told host Steve Malzberg that, just as he had predicted, all Hell is now breaking loose because of the Supreme Court ruling striking down gay marriage bans. Things are now so out of control, DeLay said, that he even knows about a "secret memo" from the Justice Department aimed at legalizing "12 new perversions," including bestiality and pedophilia. "We've already found a secret memo coming out of the Justice Department," DeLay claimed. "They're now going to go after 12 new perversions, things like bestiality, polygamy, having sex with little boys and...
  • The Media, the Court and the Slippery Sex Slope

    07/01/2015 8:27:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Back in 2003, the Associated Press gave serious aid and comfort to a vicious campaign against Sen. Rick Santorum over an interview he granted them dealing with the gay rights issue. AP spent a week promoting calls to remove Santorum from the Senate GOP leadership for this fraction of their interview: "If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery." AP hyped this comparison by adding the word...
  • Gay Marriage Vs. Religious Liberty

    04/30/2015 10:04:08 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 30, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case to determine whether the Constitution requires states to issue same-sex marriage licenses and requires other states to honor same-sex marriages performed in those states. A primary argument by the plaintiffs is that gay marriage is covered under the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment and that if straights can marry, then so can gays. The counterargument is that marriage is a privilege and not a right, a union of one man and one woman sanctioned over millennia by virtually every culture and country over time as the stable...
  • Churches Could Lose Tax Exemption Over Gay Marriage

    06/30/2015 10:40:19 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Lost in the celebrations over universal gay marriage, like abortion, being deemed a right found in the “penumbras and emanations” of the Constitution is the chilling effect the ruling has on religious liberty. In a telling exchange between the Obama administration’s Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. and Justice Samuel Alito, detailed by Tom Blumer at Newsbusters.com, in which Verrilli admitted that churches could lose their tax exemptions if they refuse to perform gay weddings: Justice Alito: Well, in the Bob Jones case, the Court held that a college was not entitled to tax­exempt status if it opposed interracial marriage...
  • Gay Army General Reflects on Supreme Court's Historic Ruling

    06/29/2015 4:26:33 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 31 replies
    Military.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Bryant Jordan
    The first general officer to come out as gay following the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell in 2011 says the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage across the country makes "a positive difference in many service members' lives" for practical and heartfelt reasons. "The practical impact is uniformity in the recognition of family," Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith told Miltary.com. "The heartfelt impact is that every family matters, regardless of who you marry." Smith, who married Tracey Hepner in 2012 at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC, was at Brooks Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, as the...
  • What Will LBGT-Friendly Laws Mean for Medicine?

    06/29/2015 2:12:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Aletelia ^ | June 22, 2015 | MICHAEL COOK
    With same-sex marriage and the transformation of Bruce Jenner into Caitlyn Jenner in the world headlines, it’s time to ask what LGBT bioethics would look like. Timothy Murphy, of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, foreshadows some of the major themes in the journal Bioethics. Bioethics benefits. “Bioethics is better than it would otherwise have been, because people queer in their sexual interests and identities have challenged misconceived concepts of health and disease, challenged obstacles to access and equity in healthcare, and forced attention to professional standards in clinical care, among other things.” Defending LGBT parenting. To show that the battle...
  • The “journey” of a 10 year old transgender child. Somebody call the cops

    06/28/2015 2:35:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 28, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    This is a disturbing, or perhaps better described as heartbreaking story which popped up this weekend and set off all sorts of alarm bells for me. NBC News is featuring the tale of a child named Lia (until recently, Liam) who is being fully encouraged and supported by his parents on a “journey” to become a girl. The child is ten years old and began this “trip” at the age of five. We moved from Indiana to New Hampshire when Lia was 4. She was still wearing boys’ clothes and playing with trucks through preschool, but she really wanted girl...
  • It’s Time to Legalize Polygamy

    06/28/2015 9:56:10 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 67 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | June 28, 2015 | Fredrik deBoer
    Welcome to the exciting new world of the slippery slope. With the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling this Friday legalizing same sex marriage in all 50 states, social liberalism has achieved one of its central goals. A right seemingly unthinkable two decades ago has now been broadly applied to a whole new class of citizens. Following on the rejection of interracial marriage bans in the 20th Century, the Supreme Court decision clearly shows that marriage should be a broadly applicable right—one that forces the government to recognize, as Friday’s decision said, a private couple’s “love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family.” The...
  • LGBT Activists Are Still Fighting

    06/28/2015 9:18:36 AM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 28, 2015 | MATT SCHIAVENZA
    MATT SCHIAVENZA 9:21 AM ET On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guaranteed the right to same-sex marriage, a significant milestone in the decades-long struggle to achieve equal rights for gay and lesbian Americans. “Today, we can say in no uncertain terms, that we have made our union a little more perfect,” said President Obama. But amid the euphoria of the Supreme Court announcement, many LGBT activists echoed a consistent refrain: Their work is not done. One of the issues that came to the forefront during the week before the Supreme Court ruling was the plight of...
  • As (gay) pride soars, Apple adds LGBT featured section to the App Store

    06/27/2015 8:02:40 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 25 replies
    CNet ^ | June 26, 2015 | Anthony Domanico
    Apple has added an LGBT section to its App Store that showcases apps, books, movies, TV shows and podcasts to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots. It's Gay Pride in cities worldwide this month, an event sure to get a big boost of excitement following the US Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide on Friday. And in what some digerati may consider added cause for celebration, Apple has added an LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) section on the App Store that showcases tons of content for the LGBT community. The section, which went live on the App Store...
  • Our letters policy on same-sex marriage - an explanation and an apology: John L. Micek

    06/27/2015 3:40:04 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | June 27, 2015 | John L. Micek
    About 10 or 15 minutes after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which made gay marriage legal across the country, including the 13 states that up until now had banned it, a colleague of mine walked into the PennLive newsroom. A smile lit up her face and there were tears in her eyes. Up until about 10 a.m. on Friday, my gay colleague sat on pins and needles, waiting to see if nine lawyers were about to throw the life and her and her partner into absolute upheaval. We embraced and I offered...
  • Swapping flags

    06/26/2015 7:34:31 PM PDT · by Silence Dogwood · 22 replies
    Today, the country has suffered a terrible blow. Over the past week, the fight for states’ rights, which has been going on since the founding of the union, has suffered two terrible blows. The Confederate Naval Jack -- colloquially, and erroneously referred to as the “Stars and Bars”—has been taken down by popular opinion, and in its place, and at the behest of the highest court, the striped flag of gay pride has arisen to fly higher than ever before. Now, the purpose of this is not to comment on the rightness or wrongness of homosexuality, or of gay marriage,...
  • LGBT Leaders: Gay Marriage Is Not Enough (Totalitarian System)

    06/26/2015 12:57:43 PM PDT · by C19fan · 78 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 26, 2015 | Samantha Allen
    Friday’s 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court ruling made same-sex marriage officially legal nationwide. Great. What’s next? The Court closed the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, ruling that the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment does not allow states to ban same-sex marriage. But other critical issues facing LGBT Americans have been waiting for the same mix of funding and public interest that carried same-sex marriage over the threshold.
  • Gays can't use U.S. Catholic family meet to attack Church (Vatican-sponsored conference)

    06/26/2015 12:26:41 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    RobinsPost ^ | 06/25/2015 | Philip Pullella
    <p>Homosexuals can attend a Catholic family congress in Philadelphia during Pope Francis' U.S. visit this year but won't be allowed to use it to attack Church teachings, the city's archbishop said on Thursday.</p> <p>"We don't want to provide a platform at the meeting for people to lobby for positions contrary to the life of our Church," said Archbishop Charles Chaput. The Catholic Church teaches homosexuality is not sinful but homosexual acts are.</p>
  • Obama shuts down White House heckler: 'You're in my house!'

    06/25/2015 5:17:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 6-24-15 | Kevin Liptak
    Washington (CNN)—President Barack Obama is used to hecklers stopping him during speeches -- but he draws the line when the audience interrupts him in his own house. As Obama was speaking at a White House event honoring LGBT Pride Month on Wednesday, an accented voice rang out from the crowd. Obama wasn't amused. "Shame on you," he told his heckler, who was protesting deportations under the Obama administration. Obama responded, "Listen you're in my house ... it's not respectful." The interruption persisted, however, and Obama asked for the heckler to be removed from the East Room. "As a general rule...
  • The Gen X Factor

    06/24/2015 12:13:32 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 24, 2015 | Tony Perkins
    Over the next week, the only opinion people will care about on marriage is the Supreme Court’s. But as more surveys show, the backdrop for that ruling is a country still very much divided on the issue — with one exception: Millennials. America’s 18 to 29-year-olds, raised in an age of LGBT saturation in schools, Hollywood, and social media, are the most enthusiastic about redefining an institution that half of their parents aren’t even a part of. Lately, though, what’s newsworthy isn’t the younger generation’s support for same-sex “marriage,” but their older siblings’ growing opposition to it. wedding photo In...
  • VIDEO: Mayor Murray unveils rainbow crosswalks on Capitol Hill [ Seattle gay area ]

    06/23/2015 5:11:52 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 45 replies
    KIRO TV (CBS) - Seattle ^ | June 23, 2015 | Staff
    As Pride Week gets underway in Seattle, Mayor Ed Murray unveiled new rainbow crosswalks at several Capitol Hill intersections Tuesday morning. There are 11 crosswalks on Capitol Hill getting the rainbow treatment -- for a total cost of more than $100,000 according to the city's transportation director. Seven of those were painted and treated overnight and four others will be finished Tuesday night. The idea has been discussed for some time, but was delayed by logistics and cost. It was initially said that the colorful crosswalks cost about $6,000 for a total of $66,000 for all 11. The money comes...
  • LGBT Studies Course At San Francisco High School May Be 1st In Nation

    06/23/2015 5:51:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 22, 2015
    A San Francisco high school may be the first in the country to offer an LGBT studies course. The course will cover terminology, and the broad history of LGBT issues. “We’ll look at what it’s been like for gay men, what it’s been like for lesbian women ...
  • We're Not About To Crawl Into A Hole and Die

    06/22/2015 6:24:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Over and over again we are told that we have lost the culture wars and that it’s time for us to throw in the towel and capitulate, especially as the Supreme Court’s decision on redefining marriage is about to be announced (or has even been announced by the time you read this article). I’m here to announce that no matter what the Supreme Court says, no matter what the President says, no matter what society says, we are not bowing down to anyone other than the Lord Himself. And with God’s help, there’s not a shred of a possibility that...
  • From Moral Relativism to Reality Relativism

    06/20/2015 7:18:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2015 | Michael Brown
    For the last few decades, our culture has warmly embraced moral relativism, where right and wrong are determined based on our feelings, and so there is nothing absolute. Morality is entirely relative, which means that you can have your morality and I can have mine. Today, we have moved from moral relativism to reality relativism, where not only morality but everything is determined by how I feel, so you can have your reality and I can have mine.This is not a matter of a dangerous descent down a slippery slope. This is a matter of falling off the cliff entirely....
  • How LGBT-friendly laws could change medicine

    06/19/2015 8:10:34 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 6/18/15 | Michael Cook
    With same-sex marriage and the transformation of Bruce Jenner into Caitlyn Jenner in the world headlines, it’s time to ask what LGBT bioethics would look like. Timothy Murphy, of the University of Illinois College of Medicine,  foreshadows some of the major themes in the journal Bioethics.Bioethics benefits. “Bioethics is better than it would otherwise have been, because people queer in their sexual interests and identities have challenged misconceived concepts of health and disease, challenged obstacles to access and equity in healthcare, and forced attention to professional standards in clinical care, among other things.”Defending LGBT parenting. To show that the battle...
  • Nevada to offer transgender health coverage starting July 1

    06/18/2015 1:45:58 PM PDT · by redreno · 30 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 06/18/2015 | By SANDRA CHEREB
    CARSON CITY — State employees and covered family members will have health coverage for gender reassignment and other transgender procedures under a new insurance policy that takes effect July 1. The Public Employee Benefits Program board voted in November to remove language in the state’s self-funded and HMO plans that specifically excluded therapy for gender dysphoria. Brock Maylath, president of the advocacy group Transgender Allies Group, on Wednesday hailed the change as a “significant step” for the transgender community. Previous language in the state insurance design plan excluded treatment designed to alter physical characteristics and any other treatment related to...
  • Texas Televangelist Joel Osteen Spreads Message Of Tolerance During Visit To Bay Area

    06/17/2015 1:51:03 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 61 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | 06/15/2015 | CBS SF Bay Area
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Televangelist Joel Osteen was preaching tolerance on a visit to San Francisco on Monday. Osteen said his ministry is about uplifting people and letting people find their own journey. Osteen’s acceptance of the LGBT community puts him at odds with some of his fellow Christian teleevangelists such as Franklin Graham.
  • Toronto hosting orgy for the disabled this summer, courtesy of Canadian taxpayers

    06/17/2015 10:29:09 AM PDT · by NRx · 41 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 06-16-15 | Pete Baklinski
    TORONTO, June 16, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Canadian taxpayers are helping to foot the bill for a mass orgy for the disabled this August — dubbed a ‘world first’ — where people in wheelchairs can engage in acts of “sex and nudity” so that their “desires can be fulfilled and fantasies can be explored.” An entrance fee of $20 brings the disabled person into an atmosphere where one can “indulge in their fantasies, enjoy intimacy with their partner and socialize with like-minded individuals.” The theatre hosting the event has room for 125 people. The orgy, titled “Deliciously Disabled,” is planned for...
  • Gay Marriage Now Legal In Mexico

    06/15/2015 7:15:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 15, 2015
    Mexico’s supreme court has ruled it is unconstitutional for Mexican states to bar same-sex marriages. But the court’s ruling is considered a “jurisprudential thesis” and does not invalidate any state laws, meaning gay couples denied the right to wed would have to turn to the courts individually. Given the ruling, judges and courts would have to a
  • The Liger, The Wig & The Wardrobe

    06/12/2015 10:30:59 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 6 replies
    Self | 6/12/15 | Me
    If Jesus returned to Earth to ease the suffering of the poor, afflicted, and the persecuted, who do you think the liberal media would choose to honor: the Son of God or Caitlyn Jenner? This is how utterly delusional and myopic progressives have become in their quest to worship the LGBT community to the fall of Christianity, if not all humanity. How else can you explain ESPN giving the Arthur Ash Courage Award to a 65 year-old, cross dressing father of six – an accolade typically bestowed upon those bravely facing imminent death or grave injury – rather than a...