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  • Larry Brinkin, S.F. Gay Rights Icon, Arrested on Child Porn Charges

    06/25/2012 5:48:53 PM PDT · by Our man in washington · 142 replies
    Police say they arrested 66-year-old Larry Brinkin, the high-profile gay activist, on possession of child pornography on Friday night.
  • Supreme Court Justice ELENA KAGAN More Involved in Defense of Obamacare Then She Let On

    05/19/2011 1:33:06 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 22 replies
    Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan More Involved in Defense of Obamacare Then She Let On Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Here are some emails that were discovered by Judicial Watch which show evidence of Elena Kagan's involvement in the defense of Obamacare. From Judicial Watch: According to a January 8, 2010, email from Neal Katyal, former Deputy Solicitor General (and current Acting Solicitor General) to Brian Hauck, Senior Counsel to Associate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli, Kagan was involved in the strategy to defend Obamacare from the very beginning: Subject: Re: Health Care Defense: Brian, Elena would definitely like OSG [Office of...
  • Protections for Transgender Workers (Obama to protect trannies)

    06/23/2009 7:43:23 PM PDT · by pissant · 27 replies · 886+ views
    NY Times ^ | 6/23/09 | Jim Rutenberg
    Lawyers for President Obama are quietly drafting first-of-their kind guidelines barring workplace discrimination against transgender federal employees, officials said Tuesday. The guidelines will be in an updated federal handbook for managers and supervisors to be distributed and posted online in the next couple of months, and they could also be included in other materials for managers. They will list transgender people — those who identify their gender differently from the information on their birth certificates — as among several groups protected by antidiscrimination laws. Though transgender men and women are not believed to make up more than a fraction of...
  • Murder suspect: 'I had fun'

    07/18/2008 10:53:27 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 30 replies · 806+ views
    Citizen's Voice (Wilkes-Barre, PA) ^ | 7/18/08 | KIMM R. MONTONE AND DAVID FALCHEK
    Handcuffed and shackled, Randal Rushing blew the awaiting media a kiss as he was led from a Wilkes-Barre apartment Thursday afternoon. Handcuffed and shackled, Randal Rushing blew the awaiting media a kiss as he was led from a Wilkes-Barre apartment Thursday afternoon. “I had fun,” the man accused of a triple homicide in Scranton said when asked whether he had killed three people. Ten hours after a grizzly discovery at his residence on South Irving Avenue — three people so badly bludgeoned that the manner of death was difficult to determine — Rushing, 25, was taken into custody just after...
  • Episcopal panel seeks slowdown on new gay leaders

    04/04/2006 6:03:35 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 11 replies · 607+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 4, 2006 | Wyatt Buchanan
    A special commission of the Episcopal Church will recommend that the church slow its acceptance of gays and lesbians as leaders in a report to be published any day, according to church leaders briefed on its contents... "I think one might say this represents a 'go slow' approach for our church," Smith wrote in his e-mail, which he called an "E-pistle." "Without backing away from the decisions we have made, it is nonetheless a clear messages that we will work to conform to the requests of the majority of the Anglican Communion."
  • The Fraudulent Case for War (Another e-mail rant from the Swimmer)

    11/04/2005 4:46:07 AM PST · by Maceman · 8 replies · 334+ views
    TedKennedy.com | November 5, 2005 | Ted Kennedy
    Dear Maceman, In President Bush's five years in office, his White House has too often attempted to impose its will without regard for the merits of the issues or even the truth. Dissent is labeled "unpatriotic," and critics face unprecedented retribution. The Republican Congress has become a lap-dog for the Administration in allowing partisan priorities to trump truth. In one of the greatest blunders in the nation's history, the Administration concocted a fraudulent case for war in Iraq. Two thousand Americans have paid the ultimate price, and the end is not in sight. But at least Americans are now demanding...
  • THE IMPOSSIBLE WIIL COME ALIVE IN 2005

    02/10/2005 6:27:02 PM PST · by Quix · 6 replies · 1,381+ views
    BILL SOMERS' WHAT'S NEW PROPHETIC SITE ^ | 28 JAN 2005 | TIMOTHY SNODGRASS
    A Glimpse Ahead Timothy Snodgrass The Impossible Will Come Alive In 2005 01/28/05 In January of 2004, as we began to intercede for the New Year the Holy Spirit gave us the prophetic slogan, "The Seas will Roar in 2004". This year we were given a new slogan, "The Impossible will come Alive in 2005". As the veil of darkness begins to come down over nations and regions, along with great shakings will come great breakthroughs; signs, wonders, healings and a spectacular release of miracles in impossible circumstances. This year, although we are ultimately poised to gain much ground, there...
  • No Name Calling Week?

    01/14/2005 7:31:37 AM PST · by EdReform · 99 replies · 4,038+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 1/12/2005 | Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.
    No Name Calling Week?     1/12/2005By Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.Yes, name-calling is wrong. But this event’s sponsors reveal the agenda behind banning it. “There is a special place in hell for people like you!” These words were directed at me by a teacher during this past summer’s National Education Association (NEA) convention in Washington, D.C. This delegate to the NEA convention made his prediction in response to my presence at the NEA’s Ex-Gay Educators’ Caucus booth in the convention exhibit hall. His cheery salutation caught me off-guard given the message of tolerance and acceptance I had been hearing around the exhibit hall....
  • Singer Curses at Inaugural Youth Concert

    01/19/2005 4:01:28 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 148 replies · 3,715+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) - You might say the Janet Jackson moment of President Bush's inaugural festivities came Tuesday at a youth concert with hundreds of preteen Hilary Duff fans in the audience.No nudity was involved, but the Vince Neil-style profanity probably didn't win rock band Fuel any fans at the Federal Communications Commission, nor from the parents at the concert. Now the Pennsylvania band is just hoping the concert, "America's Future Rocks Today," wasn't aired live. Borrowing a word from Motley Crue's Neil, the lead singer of Fuel proclaimed, "Welcome to the greatest ----ing country in the world." Brett Scallions followed...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Anglican Church head: Don't criticize 'gays'

    12/01/2004 2:29:12 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 39 replies · 2,289+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    The leader of the Anglican Church says Christians should stop openly criticizing homosexuals, out of concern for their lives. In a letter targeting the world's Anglican churches, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said harsh language about homosexuals can lead to murder, according to a BBC report. Although many traditional Anglican leaders oppose homosexuality, since it is unambiguously condemned in both the Old and New Testaments, Williams reportedly said in his letter: "Any words that could make it easier for someone to attack or abuse a homosexual person are words of which we must repent. "Do not think repentance is always...
  • Episcopal same-sex rite will be developed

    03/19/2004 10:11:50 PM PST · by kattracks · 29 replies · 180+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/20/04 | Julia Duin
    <p>The Episcopal bishop of Washington has named two priests — the former national chairman of the church's homosexual caucus and a divorced mother of two sons — to head a new diocesan task force on same-sex blessings.</p> <p>The Revs. Michael W. Hopkins and Susan N. Blue favor same-sex blessings and have both performed several in the 40,000-member diocese. The rite, requested by Bishop John B. Chane, should be ready by June.</p>
  • Gay minister's trial bares painful rift in church

    03/18/2004 6:51:09 PM PST · by ppaul · 75 replies · 324+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 3/18/04 | Janet I. Tu and Marsha King
    Acknowledging that the United Methodist Church is "painfully divided" over issues of homosexuality, Bishop William Boyd Grove has convened a rare public church trial in the case of the Rev. Karen Dammann, who could be stripped of her ministry for being in an openly gay relationship. The trial which began yesterday and resumed this morning is drawing hundreds to Bothell United Methodist Church, where several dozen Dammann supporters were arrested by Bothell police yesterday for trying to block the entrance to the church. The arrests were peaceful, as were the demonstrations. Grove, a retired West Virginia bishop who is serving...
  • DirecTV Accuses O.J. Simpson of Piracy

    03/08/2004 1:05:42 PM PST · by jpthomas · 14 replies · 194+ views
    AP via All Headline News ^ | March 8, 2004 3:41 p.m. EST | AP staff
    MIAMI - DirecTV is accusing O.J. Simpson of pirating its satellite television signal. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in Miami, the company demanded the former football star pay DirecTV $20,000. Federal agents removed satellite TV equipment from Simpson's house in the Miami neighborhood of Kendall during a search in 2001. DirecTV alleges the devices were "bootloaders," for unscrambling the company's signals. Simpson attorney Yale Galanter was in court Monday and did not immediately return a call for comment.
  • Sexual Abuse in SOcial Context: Catholic Clergy and Other Professionals

    02/05/2004 9:58:28 AM PST · by pseudo-justin · 155 replies · 3,203+ views
    Catholic League Website ^ | February 2004 | Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
    SEXUAL ABUSE IN SOCIAL CONTEXT: CATHOLIC CLERGY AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS Special Report by Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights February 2004 PREFACE The purpose of this special report is to put the recent scandal in the Catholic Church in perspective. It does not seek to exculpate anyone who had anything to do with priestly sexual misconduct, but it does seek to challenge those who continue to treat this issue in isolation. Indeed, to discuss the incidence of sexual abuse committed by Roman Catholic priests without reference to the level of offense found among the clergy of other religions, or...
  • Review reveals more priest-abuse allegations (Scope is staggering - massive payouts)

    02/11/2004 11:28:09 AM PST · by ppaul · 50 replies · 363+ views
    The Seattle Times/AP ^ | 2/11/04 | Rachel Zoll
    The scope of sex-abuse accusations against Roman Catholic clergy since 1950 appears to be much greater than previously estimated by victims' groups and the media, an Associated Press review of reports from dioceses has found. The U.S. church will make an unprecedented, nationwide accounting of abuse claims and costs later this month, and some bishops already have started releasing local figures. The AP contacted dioceses across the country and found that 1,341 clergy members have been accused of molesting minors, with more than half the dioceses yet to report. "What it's really doing is showing us in black and white...
  • 50% in poll back SJC ruling on gay marriage

    11/23/2003 6:53:43 AM PST · by HostileTerritory · 127 replies · 397+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 11/23/2003 | Frank Phillips and Rick Klein
    Massachusetts residents, by a solid margin, said they supported the Supreme Judicial Court's landmark decision legalizing gay marriage, according to a Boston Globe/WBZ-TV poll. The poll of 400 people, the first survey of Bay State residents since the court's historic ruling, indicated that 50 percent agreed with the justices' decision, and 38 percent opposed it. Eleven percent expressed no opinion. The poll also indicated that a majority opposed efforts by the Legislature, Governor Mitt Romney, and Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly to block same-sex marriages and allow civil unions instead. A majority, 53 percent, also opposed a proposed amendment to...
  • Ed Meese: 'Reprobate' Ted Kennedy Should Have Been Censured

    11/11/2003 4:30:31 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 55 replies · 363+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/11/03 | Limbacher
    Former Attorney General Ed Meese said Tuesday that the Republican controlled Senate should have censured Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., after he called President Bush a liar last month, saying that Kennedy was "a reprobate." "The worst thing that I've seen in Washington in a long time was Teddy Kennedy - that reprobate - standing on the floor of the Senate and calling President Bush a liar, and nothing happened [to him]," Meese told radio host Sean Hannity, who was broadcasting from the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. The Reagan administration's top lawman continued: "I would have thought that the entire...
  • Bishop's anti-gay comments spark legal investigation

    11/09/2003 9:50:01 PM PST · by Brian Allen · 66 replies · 888+ views
    Telegraph - uk ^ | November 10 2003 | Richard Alleyne
    A bishop who angered homosexuals by suggesting they seek a psychiatric cure is to be investigated by police to see if his outspoken views amount to a criminal offence, it emerged yesterday. The Right Reverend Doctor Peter Forster, the Bishop of Chester, infuriated homosexuals both in and out of the Church of England when he said last week that they could and should seek medical help to "reorientate" themselves. The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement [LGCM] accused him of putting forward an "offensive" and "scandalous" argument from a bygone age. Cheshire Police have said that they are to investigate his...
  • The evangelicals who like to giftwrap Islamophobia

    11/09/2003 7:06:13 PM PST · by Pikamax · 36 replies · 377+ views
    Guardian ^ | 11/10/03 | Rev Dr Giles Fraser
    The evangelicals who like to giftwrap Islamophobia The world's largest children's Christmas project has a toxic agenda Giles Fraser Monday November 10, 2003 The Guardian It all sounds innocent enough. Operation Christmas Child "is a unique ministry that brings Christmas joy, packed in gift-filled shoeboxes, to children around the world". Over the past 10 years, 24 million shoeboxes have been delivered, making it the world's largest children's Christmas project. Every US president since Ronald Reagan has packed a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. In the UK, thousands of schools, churches and youth clubs are doing the same. Some will fill...
  • A church past its prime

    11/08/2003 9:35:23 AM PST · by Clive · 14 replies · 190+ views
    Sun Media ^ | November 8, 2003 | Michael Coren
    It was a lovely ceremony. Lots of hugging and crying, all the old friends who hadn't seen each other in ages along for the party. And even television cameras there as well. Which is why, truth be told, a lot of the people came along in the first place. A wonderful day out, and the catering was, darling, absolutely first class. I refer to the ordination as bishop in the United States of an obscure homosexual clergyman in an obscure place in an obscure denomination. The name of the man isn't even that important. His religious affiliation is Episcopalian, a...
  • Anglican Split Feared as Gay Bishop Is Consecrated (Can you say apostacy?)

    11/02/2003 5:07:10 PM PST · by Happy2BMe · 195 replies · 733+ views
    Anglican Split Feared as Gay Bishop Is Consecrated(2003-11-02) By Greg FrostDURHAM, N.H. (Reuters) - The Rev. Canon V. Gene Robinson was consecrated on Sunday as the first openly gay bishop of the U.S. Episcopal Church, a move that threatens to tear apart the worldwide Anglican community.The Most Rev. Frank Griswold, presiding bishop of the U.S. Episcopal Church, consecrated Robinson amid cheers and applause from the several thousand people who gathered under tight security for the ceremony in a college sports arena.Robinson, his voice trembling, told the congregation he felt deeply honored but also urged compassion toward church members angered and...
  • Supreme Court Weighs 'Under God' Reference in Pledge [Scalia Recuses Self]

    10/14/2003 4:30:07 PM PDT · by William McKinley · 141 replies · 793+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 10/14/03 | Charles Lane
    The Supreme Court announced today that it will attempt to settle the legal battle over the Pledge of Allegiance -- but without the participation of one of its most conservative justices...But, in a surprise move, Justice Antonin Scalia recused himself from the case, leaving only eight justices to hear arguments and reach a judgment. In the event of a 4-4 tie vote, the ruling of the San Francisco-based federal appeals court that struck down the pledge in schools would stand.
  • Good v homosexuality ... last stand of the Bible quoters

    10/14/2003 9:44:56 AM PDT · by dead · 83 replies · 532+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | October 15, 2003 | John Shelby Spong
    The evidence that being gay is not a choice undermines the arguments of homophobes, writes John Shelby Spong. It was Professor Sarah Coakley, an Anglican theologian at Harvard University, who described the church as being something like a swimming pool. "Most of the noise," she said, "comes from the shallow end." That is exactly my sense when I listen to the debate over the issue of homosexuality taking place today in the Christian Church in general and within my Anglican communion in particular. The noise, and it is very loud, comes from those who define this issue as a moral...
  • Episcopal Church (USA) breaks with Christianity over gay bishop

    10/09/2003 11:44:58 AM PDT · by ppaul · 35 replies · 432+ views
    Gulf1 ^ | 10/9/03 | Kenneth E. Lamb
    They took a vote, and Jesus lost. That sums up the overwhelming majority of worldwide reaction to the Episcopal Church USA (ECUSA) convention in Minneapolis. Departing from more than 40 centuries of Pre-Christian Jewish and Christian era doctrine, just over 100 Episcopalian bishops voted to elevate a practicing homosexual man to be bishop of their New Hampshire diocese. Gene Robinson, 56, divorced his wife 13 years ago to live with Mark Andrew, 50. Robinson has never claimed his is in a celibate relationship with Andrew. While the libertine-fringe faction of the ECUSA rejoiced at his election, Anglican leaders around the...
  • New Law Passed to Block Concert Suicide

    09/29/2003 7:51:35 PM PDT · by ppaul · 5 replies · 239+ views
    MSN/AP ^ | 9/29/03 | staff
    The St. Petersburg city council passed a law Monday designed to scuttle a rock group's plans to feature an onstage suicide. The hard-rock band Hell on Earth had said that a suicide by a terminally ill person would take place during a concert Saturday to raise awareness of right-to-die issues. In response, the city council met Monday morning to unanimously approve an emergency ordinance making it illegal to conduct a suicide for commercial or entertainment purposes, and to host, promote and sell tickets for such an event. "While I still think it's a publicity stunt, we still couldn't sit idly...
  • Lutherans take up debate on gays

    08/13/2003 8:09:40 AM PDT · by Monitor · 198 replies · 622+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 12, 2003 | Manya A. Brachear
    MILWAUKEE -- Just a week after the Episcopal Church approved an openly gay bishop and let individual churches decide whether to bless same-sex unions, the nation's largest Lutheran denomination convened Monday to pick up a similar debate. For the 5.1 million-member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the discussion of homosexual marriage and openly gay pastors has its own unique twists and timeline. Homosexuals already may become pastors if they agree to remain celibate. And individual churches may bless same-sex unions despite a non-binding statement made a decade ago by the church's 66 bishops condemning such ceremonies. The Evangelical Lutherans' discussion...
  • The Bishop is Gay

    08/07/2003 8:31:12 AM PDT · by ppaul · 29 replies · 177+ views
    about.com ^ | 8/7/03 | Charles Henderson
    The Episcopal Church in America has ratified the election of The Rev. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire as the first openly gay priest to assume the office of Bishop. But will this action lead to the breakup of one of the world's largest Christian denominations? And will other schisms follow? More (and a poll to FReep) HERE.