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  • Biden to speak to gay rights group as he ponders WH bid

    10/02/2015 6:53:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/2/15 | Jordan Fabian and Amie Parnes
    Vice President Biden would have immediate, strong support within the LGBT community should he decide to run for president. Several top Democrats believe Biden could pull support away from front-runner Hillary Clinton in large part due to his early support for same-sex marriage, a claim Clinton supporters strongly dispute. Biden on Saturday will have a prime opportunity to appeal to LGBT voters when he delivers the keynote speech at the annual gala of the Human Rights Campaign, the most influential gay rights group in the country. Before that, Clinton is scheduled to have breakfast with the group’s leaders but she...
  • Mother commits child abuse by giving her son estrogen

    10/01/2015 8:41:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 1, 2015 | Ed Straker
    Many women are afraid to take estrogen during menopause because of the well-documented cancer risk. But one woman is being applauded on social media for giving her son estrogen so he can live his childhood fantasy of being a girl. The poor boy in the video is going to go through life with artificially induced breasts...and a penis. No woman is going to want him. His only chance for companionship will be through anal sex with men. He will go through life scaring girls in locker rooms and alienating himself, and being alienated, from society. And that's the best-case scenario,...
  • Oregon bakery owners refuse to pay $135G in damages in gay wedding cake case

    10/01/2015 2:38:09 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 35 replies ^ | Thursday, October 1, 2015, 3:45 AM | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    The owners of a Portland-area bakery are refusing to pay $135,000 in state-ordered damages to a same-sex couple who were denied service. [....] The Kleins have filed an appeal of the ruling and are defying the order to pay. They're claiming financial hardship although crowdfunding efforts have brought in over $500,000 on their behalf, The Oregonian reported. The couple closed the Gresham store in 2013 and operate the business from home.
  • In a first, California agrees to pay for transgender inmate's sex reassignment

    09/28/2015 3:39:48 PM PDT · by BBell · 24 replies ^ | 8/10/15 | Paige St. John
    California is first in the nation to agree to pay for a transgender inmate's sex reassignment operation, but the state's settlement of a recent court case sidesteps the question of whether such surgery is a constitutional right. The state concedes that Shiloh Quine, who entered the California prison system in 1980 as Rodney, suffers severe gender dysphoria that can be treated only by physically conforming her body to her psychological gender." The agreement to settle Quine's federal lawsuit seeking the surgery was announced late Friday, with a brief statement from the corrections department that "every medical doctor and mental health...
  • LGBT Discrimination - Does it really exist?

    09/25/2015 9:53:18 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 24 replies
    Self | 9/25/2015 | Self
    I applied for a job today. At the bottom of the application, for EEOC purposes it asked me a few questions. Am I am man or woman? Am I white, black, other? Am I a disabled veteran? Nowhere does it ask me if I am an LGBT. So how would a company know what a person is in order to discriminate against them? It seems that everyone has their panties in a wad regarding the LGBT community. Why? The only ones who seem to be talking about LGBT are other LGBT's. Why are they being discriminated against? Who exactly is...
  • Army rejects appeal from soldier discharged after confronting accused Afghan rapist

    09/22/2015 2:19:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 22, 2015 | Judsen Burger
    EXCLUSIVE: Even as the U.S. military denies reports that American troops were told to ignore Afghan child abusers, an 11-year Green Beret who was ordered discharged after he confronted an alleged rapist was informed Tuesday that the Army has denied his appeal. Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland earlier this year was ordered discharged by Nov. 1. He has been fighting to stay in, but in an initial decision, the U.S. Army Human Resources Command told Martland that his appeal “does not meet the criteria” for an appeal. “Consequently, your request for an appeal and continued service is disapproved,” the office...
  • Transgender Characters May Win Emmys, But Transgender People Hurt Themselves

    09/22/2015 1:26:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/22/2015 | Walt Heyer
    Transgenders have high levels of mental-health problems such as depression, resulting in increased levels of self-injury and suicidal ideation (thoughts, attempts, and rates), finds a September study from the highly respected Nottingham Centre for Gender Dysphoria in the United Kingdom. The center reviewed 31 papers to arrive at that conclusion. This is probably not the “trans civil rights problem” recent Emmy winner Jill Soloway meant when accepting her award for directing a comedy show sponsored by Amazon that features a transgender character. But statistics show it deserves to be. If we examine the medical definition of self-injury, we get...
  • Franklin Graham Condemns Obama's Guest List for Papal Welcome as 'Sinful'

    09/21/2015 3:14:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/21/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Evangelist Franklin Graham has called President Obama's guest list for Pope Francis' welcome this week "disgraceful and obviously inappropriate," even as the Vatican has reportedly objected to the White House's invitation to transgender activists, an openly gay bishop and supporters of abortion and euthanasia. The guest list for a planned event at the White House's South Lawn to welcome the pope on his first full day in the U.S. on Wednesday includes Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of Network, a "Catholic social justice lobby" which allegedly supports abortion and euthanasia; Bishop Gene Robinson, former Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire who...
  • LGBT 5 Step Guide to Manipulating Pope Francis’ Message in the USA

    09/20/2015 2:10:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Catholic Link ^ | September 20, 2015 | Elise Harris
    GLAAD – an LGBT advocacy organization – has released a media guide (“The Papal Visit: A journalist’s guide to reporting on Pope Francis and the LGBT community”) encouraging journalists to favor its narrative during Pope Francis’ visit to the United States beginning on the 23rd of September until the 27th. For more information on the organization take a look here.In one sense, GLAAD’s hope of “presenting the story of LGBT Catholics and their loved ones” is positive in that, I believe, we can all agree that more attentive listening and dialogue is needed. That said, in accordance with Church teachings, this dialogue...
  • The pope’s LGBT Welcoming Committee less harmful than his stamp on Global Warming

    09/20/2015 8:10:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/20/15 | Judi McLeod
    In putting a papal stamp on Obama's global warming charade as the biggest scourge on humanity, even more so than Islamic terrorism, Pope Francis has the potential to do real harm Although it’s being media-portrayed as the opposite, Pope Francis does not have to wait to meet gay and LGBT activists in the welcoming committee at the ceremony organized by the White House on Sept. 23. Last May, the pontiff already installed at least one of them in his own most cherished cabal. Why would anyone—most of all the Vatican—reel in pretend shock and horror that Gene Robinson—the first openly...
  • All-Women’s College Offers Students 10 Pronoun Options, With Option to Never Be Called A Pronoun

    09/20/2015 6:14:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/20/2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Scripps College, a private all-women’s college in Southern California, is giving students ten pronoun options to choose from in their student portal accounts — including “hu, hum, hus, himself,” “Just My Name Please,” and “None” It’s not clear what the hell students who choose “None” are supposed to be called, especially since “Name Only” is another option. Are they (oops! I said “they!”) asking to not be spoken to at all? Because that sounds like a microaggression. The other eight options are “E/Ey, Em, Eir/Eirs, Eirself/Emse,” “Per, Per, Per/Pers, Perself,” “Zi, Hir/Hirs Hirself,” “Ze, Zir, Zir/Zirs, Zirself,” “They, Them, Their/Theirs,...
  • Vatican angered at White House guest list for pope's reception

    09/19/2015 9:33:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/19/2015 | Rick Moran
    A few days ago, I wrote about some of the guests who had been invited to the White House reception in honor of Pope Francis. President Obama and Pope Francis may be sympatico on climate change, capitalism, and other far-left issues, but when it comes to the teachings of the Catholic Church, they don't agree on much. The president will put this to the test, because he has invited a pro-abortion nun, a gay bishop, and a transgender female to the White House to meet the pontiff. Pope Francis has shown himself to be tolerant, but isn't this a...
  • Presbyterian Church (USA) Holds First Gay Wedding at National Office

    09/18/2015 11:44:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/18/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    The national office for the mainline denomination Presbyterian Church (USA), located in Louisville, Kentucky. The largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States recently hosted a same-sex wedding at its national office in Louisville, Kentucky. An official with Presbyterian Church (USA) officiated a wedding last Thursday between Paul Kempf and Robb Gwaltney at the Presbyterian Center's chapel. A PC(USA) spokesperson told The Christian Post that the ceremony had "perhaps 25 people in attendance, a combination of family and friends, along with a few staff." Gregg Brekke of the Presbyterian News Service wrote "… the ceremony [was conducted] by the Rev. David...
  • Obama’s Tasteless Welcome of Pope Francis

    09/18/2015 10:42:52 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 32 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 18, 2015 | Katrina Trinko
    Maybe we shouldn’t expect anything much from a president who gave Queen Elizabeth an iPod filled with his own speeches, and who gave former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown a set of American movies on DVDs that didn’t work in the U.K. But the way this White House is choosing to “welcome” Pope Francis is appalling. When Francis arrives at the White House on Wednesday for a welcome reception, his greeters will include “Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Anglican bishop who’s now a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a think-tank with ties to the...
  • Rainbow Doritos to support LGBT BARF Alert

    09/17/2015 11:32:27 AM PDT · by GoreFreeTN · 122 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 02:20 AM PHT Fri, September 18, 2015 | By Ahiza Garcia, CNN Money
    New York (CNNMoney) — Doritos are now available in every color of the rainbow. The chip brand announced a new campaign, in partnership with the It Gets Better Project, that will feature rainbow-colored chips in celebration and support of the LGBT community. The "Doritos Rainbows" packages will only be available online for a limited time. In order to get a bag, customers must pledge $10 to the It Gets Better Project. The project, founded by author Dan Savage and his partner Terry Miller in 2010, was created in response to several LGBT teens who committed suicide. The organization's message is...
  • Kim Davis Mocked by 'Marriage' Billboard in Her Hometown

    09/13/2015 11:43:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/13/2015 | by ELISHA FIELDSTADT
    The Kentucky clerk who was jailed after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples hasn't exactly gotten the warmest welcome in her hometown after her release. A billboard defending gay marriage, towering high above a Rowan County road, is directed specifically at Kim Davis. Planting Peace, the nonprofit humanitarian organization that paid for the billboard, said in a statement that the "intent of the billboard is to expose this narrow interpretation by Davis and others that they use to defend their discrimination against the LGBTQ community." "Dear Kim Davis, the fact that you can't sell your daughter for three...
  • University of Tennessee President Withdraws Transgender Pronouns 'Ze,' 'Zir' Advisory

    09/13/2015 7:47:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/12/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Joe DiPietro, system president of University of Tennessee, has withdrawn a Web post that encouraged students and professors to use gender-neutral pronouns like "ze" and "zir" instead of gender specific pronouns like "she" and "her," saying it was the biggest controversy he's faced since he took office in 2011. "The concern across the state from a really wide group of people, not just policymakers, was like nothing I've seen in my time having the privilege to serve the university," DiPietro said, according to USA Today. "I felt the only way to move forward was to pull the website," he added....
  • SPLC Unveils LGBT Propaganda for U.S. Schools

    09/11/2015 3:06:05 PM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 09/11/2015 | Alex Newman
    The ultra-leftist Southern Poverty Law Center, described by critics as a radical anti-Christian hate group, was recently implicated in a federal terrorism case after a deranged homosexual activist, citing SPLC hate propaganda, tried to massacre employees at a pro-family group's headquarters. Now, the self-styled “civil rights” outfit is stepping up its campaign to indoctrinate your children. The controversial Alabama-based group, widely ridiculed and criticized even by left-wing leaders for shady practices and deception, recently unveiled a new Common Core-aligned “educational” campaign. It is designed to inject even more pro-homosexual, pro-transgender propaganda into school classrooms across America, along with identity politics,...
  • Kids publisher Scholastic launches massive promo of ‘trans’ book for grade 3s

    09/10/2015 11:26:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/10/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    NEW YORK CITY, September 10, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books is heavily promoting a pro-transgender book designed for students as young as third grade. The Scholastic Corporation has sent school teachers and librarians 10,000 copies of the book, entitled George, which was written by self-described "queer activist" Alex Gino.  In the children's book, Gino tells a story of a 10-year-old boy who doesn't feel like a boy, so he tells people he's really "Melissa." Scholastic's website says the target audience for the transgender book is elementary children from 3rd to 7th grade. Gino...
  • How Kim Davis Can Be Released From Jail Without Agreeing to Violate Her Conscience

    09/05/2015 10:04:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 4, 2015 | Roger Severino
    Rowan County, Ky., is a lesson for America in how not to resolve social conflict. The local head clerk is sitting in jail, and a judge has ordered her deputy clerks to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in her absence.When the Supreme Court redefined marriage for the nation in an activist decision this June, it took the issue out of the democratic process and made it much harder for citizens to navigate our differences on this fundamental institution. Both sides of the debate knew the decision would have significant social effects. For civil servants like clerks who issue marriage...
  • The Left Thinks Clerk Kim Davis Should be in Jail? Well, What About THIS Elected Official?

    09/05/2015 9:29:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Patriot Action Network ^ | September 5, 2015 | Eric Odom
    The left is going bananas over Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis and her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gays. They applaud the heavy hand of the government and rejoice that a judge has taken the extraordinary step of having her placed behind bars, guarded by U.S. Marshals. The double standard revealed her is astonishing. Now keep in mind that gay marriage is in no way every mentioned in the constitution. Nor is marriage generally. But the 2nd Amendment makes it abundantly clear that every American has a right to keep and bear arms. There is no question on this. None...
  • Homosexual Movement Is Grave Threat to Freedom

    09/03/2015 6:30:36 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 10 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 9/2/2015 | Gina Miller
    Up until now, apologists for the militant homosexual/“transgender” movement have aggressively insisted that Christians (and others standing in opposition) will still be free to live their faith and conscience in the wake of the Supreme Court’s illegal imposition on our nation of same-sex “marriage.” This is a lie. The militant homosexualist movement cannot, and will not, coexist with those who stand against its tyrannical agenda. In fact, Christian freedom is a specific target of these homosexualists who despise God, His Word and His people. On Monday the Supreme Court gave us another proof of this when it rejected the appeal...
  • Over 150 High Schoolers Stage Walkout Protest After Trans Student Seeks to Use Girls' Locker Room

    09/02/2015 7:34:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 104 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/02/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Over 150 students at a Missouri high school walked out of class Monday and staged a two-hour protest to voice their disapproval with a transgender student's request to use the girls' locker room to change for her physical education class. After dozens of parents showed up to a school board meeting at Hillsboro High School last Thursday to discuss their concerns over a senior transgender student's desire to use the girls' locker room and bathrooms, students and parents took to the school's parking lot on Monday to tell administrators they won't allow girls' privacy rights to be infringed upon to...
  • Judge orders Rowan clerk to appear in court Thursday after she again denies marriage licenses

    09/02/2015 4:33:04 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 41 replies
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | September 1, 2015 | JOHN CHEVES
    A federal judge has ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and her deputies to appear in his courtroom Thursday and explain why Davis should not be held in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses. Shortly after opening her doors Tuesday, Davis told two same-sex couples who asked for marriage licenses that she would not issue them, despite a federal court injunction ordering her to do so. (snip) Davis, an Apostolic Christian, has refused to issue any marriage licenses in Rowan County since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage June 26. U.S. District Judge David Bunning issued...
  • CARLY: KY Clerk refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses should DO HER JOB OR QUIT

    09/01/2015 6:12:07 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 129 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/1/15 | The Right Scoop
    Carly Fiorina says that while we need to passionately protect religious liberty, it is inappropriate for a Kentucky county clerk to continue to refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses against a court order, because she is a government worker. Carly says the clerk needs to do the government’s will and issue the licenses or quit and move to another job where religious liberty is more paramount. She says it inappropriate for this clerk to practice civil disobedience as a government employee. Listen:
  • University of Tennessee to students: Diversity means using new made-up pronouns for trans students

    08/28/2015 6:42:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/28/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via the Examiner, I’d do what they say. In our alarming new culture of rage against microaggressions, doing otherwise might get you shot.Rather than make brutish assumptions that someone who looks like a boy is a boy and someone who looks like a girl is a girl, the campus diversity office recommends starting the semester by asking everyone to provide their names “and pronouns.” Or better yet, why not just use new pronouns that are gender-neutral? It’ll spare you an ephemeral awkward moment when you happen to encounter someone from the tiny fraction of the tiny fraction of the...
  • Italian lesbian author gets papal blessing

    08/28/2015 8:48:23 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 57 replies
    Yahoo News India ^ | August 28, 2015 | AFP
    Pope Francis has sent his blessing to a lesbian author of children's books dealing with same-sex families, wishing her and her wife well in their work, it emerged on Friday. As Vatican officials scrambled to clarify that the message was simply a standard courtesy which did not signal any change in Church teaching on the subject, the author told AFP she had been pleasantly surprised to have received such a positive response. Francesca Pardi, who writes and publishes books such as "Why you have two mummies", wrote to Francis in June after the publishing company she runs with her wife...
  • University of Connecticut Now Offering Transgender Voice Lessons

    08/27/2015 5:40:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Classes to help transgender individuals alter their vocalization are slated to be offered this fall at the University of Connecticut. The Transgender Voice and Communication Group offers “an opportunity to use new vocal and communication qualities in a safe and confidential environment” and includes “role playing” and other activities. This semester’s group launches Sept. 14 and runs through Nov. 30 at the public university, an online campus calendar and description states. The University of Connecticut did not respond to multiple requests from The College Fix seeking comment on how much it costs taxpayers to facilitate the group. The campus does...
  • LGBT Community angry about Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner Halloween Costume

    08/26/2015 5:49:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/26/2015 | NewsMachete
    I've already written about the Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume before, but that was before we got a chance to see the actual costume! For just a moment, look at what the LGBT reaction shows about the radical Left. After educating us that men can "feel" like a woman at any time in their lives you would think they would support such an effort on Halloween. Think of it as a one-night trial run! But liberals are incensed even by the very description of the product: The Jenner costume comes with a white padded top, matching shorts, a brunette wig,...
  • Trump says it’s time to move on from gay ‘marriage’ battle: ‘The Supreme Court ruled.’

    08/26/2015 5:32:00 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 389 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/25/15 | Dustin Siggins
    LOS ANGELES, CA, August 25, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The GOP's leading presidential candidate said that he has been to a gay "wedding" and that conservatives should accept the Supreme Court's redefinition of marriage. In a wide-ranging interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Donald Trump was asked whether the issue of marriage's redefinition is "a dead issue for the GOP at this point." "Some people have hopes of passing amendments [to the U.S. Constitution]," said Trump, "but it's not going to happen. Congress can't pass simple things, let alone that. So anybody that's making that an issue is doing it for political...
  • Irony alert: Liberals furious over Bruce Jenner Halloween costumes

    08/24/2015 8:27:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 23, 2015 | Newsmachete
    With homosexual and transgender issues always at the forefront, whether we like it or not, it's a relief to know that now your kids will have a gender-fluid option for this coming Halloween: Halloween probably isn’t the best time to deal with an incredibly sensitive subject like gender reassignment. But that hasn’t deterred a major company from conjuring up a Caitlyn Jenner costume in time for Oct. 31. Spirit Halloween, the company behind the pop-up costume stores that appear all over the city every fall, has exclusively confirmed to Confidenti@l that it will be carrying the insensitive getup this year....
  • Ted Cruz Rebuffs Actress Ellen Page on Charges of LGBT ‘Discrimination’ at Iowa State Fair

    08/22/2015 7:25:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/22/2015 | Ian Tuttle
    Alternative headline: “Actress from That One Movie about Roller Derby Confronts Princeton Debate Champ — Goes about as You Might Expect.”CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO In preparation for his religious liberty rally in Des Moines this evening, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz spent a few minutes today debating the subject with a not-too-friendly interlocutor: Juno star Ellen Page, now traversing the country for her Vice documentary program, “Gaycation.” Page accused Cruz of supporting “discrimination” against LGBT citizens. Cruz parried that the debate that has ensnared florists and photographers and pizzerias of late is not about discrimination, but about religious...
  • Ellen Page (actress) confronts Ted Cruz on LGBT issues

    08/21/2015 8:14:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/21/2015 | KATIE GLUECK
    DES MOINES — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and actress Ellen Page, of “Juno” fame, got into a testy and free-wheeling discussion Friday over gay rights here at the Iowa State Fair. “I’m happy to answer your question but not to have a back-and-forth debate,” Cruz told Page, as she pressed him about discrimination against LGBT citizens, approaching him as he flipped pork chops over an open grill. But the two then proceeded to have a spirited exchange over gay rights and whether private businesses — florist companies, for example —can refuse to cater gay weddings in the name of their...
  • Christian Baker Says Hundreds of LGBT People Have Backed His Rights Not to Make Gay Marriage

    08/21/2015 10:07:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/21/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Christian cake artist Jack Phillips, who recently was told by the Colorado Court of Appeals that he will not be allowed to refuse to make same-sex wedding cakes if he wants to keep running his business, has said that hundreds of gay people have told him they support his religious freedom rights to not make such cakes. Phillips revealed in an interview with The Daily Signal that while he has been targeted with death threats by some members of the gay community for his stance against baking same-sex marriage cakes, hundreds of others have backed his position. "The other day...
  • Same-sex marriage threatens to tear apart Christian college association as some members promise exit

    08/20/2015 7:22:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    You’ve waffled on the issue too long, dissident leader tells CCCUShe saw the warning signs, but didn’t act until it was too late.Nearly a year after taking the reins of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities – following the messy and expensive firing of its last chief – President Shirley Hoogstra is dealing with a potential revolt of its members.Because CCCU took no action after two of its members recently changed their hiring policies to allow same-sex married couples as faculty and staff, the organization lost a high-profile member, Tennessee’s Union University.For almost two years CCCU has known of...
  • Chick-fil-A location at DIA paused after Denver Council cites chain's LGBT stances

    08/19/2015 7:49:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Denver Post | 8/19/15 | Jon Murray
    Link only due to copyright to article is here.
  • Blood sacrifice: Abortion Pastors offer blessings to Planned Parenthood [2 Kings 3]

    08/19/2015 7:13:42 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    World ^ | 8/7/2015 | James Bruce
    “God loves you and is with you no matter what you decide. You can find strength, understanding, and comfort in that love.” So reads the “Pastoral Letter to Patients” from the Clergy Advocacy Board of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. In the midst of recent allegations surrounding Planned Parenthood’s activities (see “Pieces of children” in this issue), it’s sobering to remember those denominational leaders who support the abortion industry. Churches have supported the work of Planned Parenthood for years. In his Sacred Work: Planned Parenthood and Its Clergy Alliances, Tom Davis, a United Church of Christ minister and past...
  • HRC’s ‘Gender Inclusive Classrooms’ Guide: Say ‘Friends’ or ‘Students’ Instead of Girls and Boys

    08/18/2015 3:00:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies ^ | August 17, 2015 | Lauretta Brown
    ( – To help “create a classroom where students aren’t limited based on gender stereotypes,” teachers should address classes using words like “friends or “students” rather than girls and boys, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) advises in a new back-to-school guide.The first tip suggested by the HRC’s Welcoming Schools Initiative is for teachers to avoid using gender to “divide and address students.” The guide claims that separating students for activities according to gender “can leave some students feeling out-of-place, making them distracted or isolated and not able to focus on learning.”The guide recommends finding new, inventive ways of dividing students...
  • Most LGBT-Friendly Colleges 2015: Princeton Review Ranks Emerson College Tops For Gay Students

    08/15/2015 7:36:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 08/15/2015 | Julia Glum
    The Princeton Review recently named Emerson College in Boston was recently named the most lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-friendly college in the U.S, while Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, was named the most unfriendly campus for that demographic of students. Getty Images The Princeton Review released this week its annual rankings of the 380 best colleges and universities in the U.S. But the test prep company did more than just crown party schools, it also broke higher education institutions down into 62 lists measuring everything from dorms to food. It also looked at demographics and compared schools...
  • BYU, other Christian schools ranked among the least LGBT-friendly campuses

    SALT LAKE CITY – Brigham Young University remains one of the most hostile campuses in the country for gay and transgender students, according to an annual college ranking list. But the private university does not top the list of LGBT-unfriendly schools. In fact, it came in sixth in a list of 10, mostly religious, schools. Grove City College (Grove City, Pa.) a Christian liberal arts school of 2,500 students. and Hampden-Sydney College, an all-male liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in Hampden Sydney Va., came in first and second. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches...
  • Christian Baker Must Make Cakes Celebrating Gay Marriage, Appeals Court Rules

    08/14/2015 11:45:28 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 126 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 13, 2015 | Ken McIntyre
    A custom cake baker in suburban Denver can’t cite his religious convictions in declining to make a wedding cake for two men, a Colorado appeals court ruled today. “Cake artist” Jack Phillips said he gladly serves gays and lesbians in his family business. But, Phillips said, he could not in good conscience design a wedding cake for a same-sex couple when, as a Christian, he believes that marriage is the union of a man and a woman. A three-judge panel of the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that not doing so amounts to illegal discrimination based on sexual orientation, the...
  • Christie vetoes NJ bill that would allow transgenders to change their birth certificates

    08/12/2015 7:04:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/12/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m just counting the days until this particular battle shows up at the federal level. (As you’ll see in a moment, I’m not sure if that’s even possible, but if it is, the Justice Department will figure out a way.) Legislators in New Jersey passed a bill (for the second time) which, if signed into law, would allow transgender individuals to alter their birth certificates to reflect their “new” gender of choice. And for the second straight time, Christie broke out the veto pen. For the second time in 18 months, Governor Christie on Monday vetoed a bill that...
  • Caitlyn Jenner conquers her fear of swimsuits: see her white-hot style (seriously ugly)

    08/11/2015 3:44:01 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 135 replies
    Us Magazine ^ | 8/10/2015 | Rachel Torgenson
    White-hot! After admitting her insecurities about wearing a bathing suit, Caitlyn Jenner conquered her fear and rocked a sexy one-piece on the Aug. 9 episode of her E! reality series, I Am Cait.
  • Gay Versus Trans Bar Fight Breaks Out Over ‘Stonewall’

    08/11/2015 1:27:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/11/2015 | David Marcus
    When director Roland Emmerich set out to create his upcoming film “Stonewall,” he was engaging in a labor of love. He desired to tell the very American story of standing up to power and demanding equal rights. What he could not have expected is that angry backlash and threats of boycotts would come, not from right-wing, religious zealots, but from the LGBT community itself. Now Emmerich stands accused of whitewashing and cis-washing the seminal event in gay-rights history. The allegation is that Emmerich, by choosing a white protagonist from middle America (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) to tell his story, is trying...
  • Bishop T.D. Jakes 'Shocked' to Read 'Manipulation' of His 'Gay Marriage' Comments

    08/11/2015 12:14:08 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 24 replies
    charisma news ^ | 8/10/2015 | Jennifer LeClaire
    Leaders from across the body of Christ were contacting me all weekend about T.D. Jakes' interview on HuffPo TV's Marc Hill. The megachurch pastor was accused of coming out in favor of gay marriage. One headline proclaimed his position on LGBT churches is "evolving." I reached out to bishop's office this weekend by phone and email. I wanted to ask him personally what he meant, because we know all too well that the secular media—and the heresy hunters—like to twist the word of godly men and women to support an agenda. Late last night, Jakes issued a statement on Facebook,...
  • Bishop Jakes, Could You Clarify Your Stance on Homosexuality?

    08/10/2015 6:00:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | August 10, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Bishop Jakes, with real interest, I watched your interview with Marc Hill, and the one thing that was clear was that you did not answer with clarity. Given your stature as one of the most influential Christian leaders in the country, and given the fact that headlines now read, “T.D. Jakes Comes Out for ‘Gay Marriage’ and ‘LGBT Churches,’ Says Position is ‘Evolving’,” and, “Bishop T.D. Jakes says Black church changing stance on LGBT community,” I appeal to you to remove all ambiguity and state clearly what you believe. According to the Scriptures, is homosexual practice sinful in God’s sight?...
  • Caitlyn Jenner Schools Planned Parenthood

    08/10/2015 5:22:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | August 10, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    Caitlyn Jenner just schooled Planned Parenthood on acceptance and transparency. Caitlyn Jenner is a retired American Olympian formerly known as Bruce Jenner. When Jenner appeared on the July cover of Vanity Fair magazine with the caption: “Call me Caitlyn, ” progressive elites began competing with each other to find the most creative way to call Jenner their “hero.” Caitlyn’s self-described mission is to promote "accepting people for who they are” and to never “tell a lie.” Isn’t it interesting, then, that many “progressives” are doing the exact opposite of what their hero prescribes? Planned Parenthood, in particular, has failed miserably...
  • Catholics wrestle with teachings as gay employees dismissed

    08/09/2015 4:04:55 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 27 replies ^ | Aug 9, 2015 | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    Margie Winters, right, ex-nun, ex-Director of Religious Education at Waldron Mercy, a private Catholic high school--- and partner Andrea Vettori Pope Francis refined his vision for the church last week when he said long-spurned divorced and remarried Catholics should be welcomed with "open doors." And he has famously parsed centuries of thought on homosexuality into a five-word quip: "Who am I to judge?" Yet the Archdiocese of Philadelphia opened its door only briefly when married gay teacher Margie Winters, trailed by supporters, arrived Monday with 23,000 petitions seeking reinstatement to her job at a Catholic elementary school. "The school and...
  • Why ‘I Am Cait’ is an unwatchable mess

    08/07/2015 1:10:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 6, 2015 | David Kaufman
    Barely two weeks since its debut, E!’s “I Am Cait” is already in serious trouble. While tabloid interest in and social media chatter about Caitlyn Jenner may remain strong, actual viewer numbers are down — way down! — suggesting that TV’s great transgender hope might actually be a dud on arrival. The problem with “I Am Cait” isn’t its lack of ambition. If anything, the show suffers from an overdose of the stuff. In less than 60 minutes of screen time, “Cait” shifts from “Real Housewives”-type fluff to Lifetime-like melodrama to “60 Minutes”-style seriousness. There are makeup shots and bikini...
  • California transgender teen freezes her eggs before transitioning into man

    08/03/2015 1:32:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 08/03/2015 | BY MEG WAGNER
    A California transgender teen who dreams of becoming a dad froze his eggs so he can one day have biological children. Cole Carman is one of the first transgender teenagers to undergo fertility treatment and egg harvesting before transitioning genders, his doctor said. "I have always wanted kids," the 18-year-old from San Francisco told NBC Bay Area. "I like kids, so I wanted to do it so I could have my own biological kids when I get older. Eight to 10 years from now, I want them to be related to me." Carman's doctor Aimee Eyvazzadeh harvested 40 eggs from...