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  • Cardinal Dolan defends decision to invite President Obama to Al Smith dinner

    08/17/2012 8:21:35 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 42 replies
    Catholic World News ^ | 8-16-12 | CWN
    Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has defended his decision to invite President Barack Obama to the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner. Emphasizing that Americans wish for greater civility in politics, Cardinal Dolan said that for seven decades, the Al Smith Dinner here in New York has been an acclaimed example of such civility in political life. As you may know, every four years, during the presidential election campaign, the Al Smith Dinner is the venue of history, as it is the only time outside of the presidential debates that the two presidential candidates come together, at the invitation...
  • Civil rights group bristles at shooting criticism

    08/16/2012 4:41:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    News Talk Radio Ohio ^ | 8/16/12 | BEN NUCKOLS
    WASHINGTON — A man who volunteered at a gay community center had a backpack full of Chick-fil-A sandwiches and a box of ammunition when he said "I don't like your politics" and shot a security guard at the headquarters of a conservative lobbying group, authorities revealed Thursday. Floyd Lee Corkins, II, was ordered held without bond on charges that he opened fire a day earlier inside the lobby of the Family Research Council, an influential conservative Christian group that has supported the president of the fast-food chain his staunch opposition to same-sex marriage. Though the shooting was swiftly condemned by...
  • Crickets Chirp When Leftist Hate Inspires Violence

    08/16/2012 5:25:51 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 16, 2012
    Bias: A gay activist opens fire in a conservative organization's offices, inspired by the steady drumbeat of leftist vitriol against those who value traditional marriage, and no one says a word. You won't hear any call for civil discourse from President Obama's bully pulpit over the shooting and wounding of a security guard at the offices of the conservative Family Research Council (FRC) in Washington, D.C. The alleged shooter was a volunteer at a community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, and the FRC favors traditional marriage. Those who blamed Sarah Palin for the shooting of Congresswoman Gabriel...
  • Chick-Fil-A and the one day that changed the world

    08/16/2012 11:54:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 15, 2012 | Jennifer Roback Morse, Founder and President of the Ruth Institute
    Nine Days that Changed the World is a book about Pope John Paul II’s nine-day trip to Poland in 1979. The Pope’s pilgrimage laid the groundwork for the revolution of conscience that eventually brought down the Communist regimes throughout Eastern Europe. Thus those nine days really did change the world. Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day could very well be the One Day that changes our world this year. During Pope John Paul’s first trip to his homeland after being elected Pope, he did not assemble an army. He did not set up a network of spies. He did not give rabble-rousing speeches....
  • Suspected Family Research Council shooter is LGBT center volunteer (Naturally)

    08/15/2012 6:22:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 15, 2012 | Dean Chambers
    The suspected shooter in the Family Research Council office earlier today is reported as having been a volunteer at a Washington, D.C. based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered center, according to a report by Fox News online. Early Fox News reported on Special Report that the suspected gunman was stopped and had his gun taken away from him, after injuring one person, by a security guard at the office. The report said he shot one person in the arm and after the security guard took his gun away, he plead to the guard, saying “Don't shoot me, it was not...
  • Chick-fil-A, Papa John’s and In-N-Out Burger: Spare us your fast-food righteousness

    08/13/2012 8:28:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Local ^ | August 13, 2012 | Petula Dvorak
    Since when does serving up junk food give someone a license to preach? Politics and all things fried, fatty and fast are becoming intertwined to the point of absurdity. We’ve got the Papa John’s pizza guys weighing in on the health-care debate, while the burger slingers out west at In-N-Out can’t serve up a cheeseburger without a Bible verse. The craziness of fast-food commentary on social issues became obvious to me when I stumbled into a totally earnest discussion at a party last week by a bunch of Washingtonians who personally support the right to same-sex marriage, but are also...
  • Is It True Jesus Never Addressed Same Sex Marriage?

    08/12/2012 1:27:48 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 51 replies
    Between the Times ^ | August 8, 2012 | Daniel Akin
    Today it is popular among those promoting same sex marriage to say that Jesus never addressed the issue, that He was silent on the subject. Those who affirm the historical and traditional understanding of marriage between a man and woman often are admonished to go and read more carefully the Bible. If we do so we are told we will see that Jesus never addressed the issue. So, the question that I want to raise is, “Is this assertion correct?” Is it indeed the fact that Jesus never addresses the issue of same sex marriage? When one goes to the...
  • NYT critic celebrates death of Chick-fil-A exec

    08/12/2012 5:23:56 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    Times 24/7 ^ | 8/10/2010 | Warner Todd Huston
    New York Times food critic Mark Bittman Mark Bittman, a New York Times food critic, admits he used an "inappropriate phrase" in an August 3 blog posting about Chick-fil-A. In fact, it was downright bitter, man, because he seemed to be rejoicing that a vice president of the fast food company had died of a heart attack back in July. ... What he said on August 3 deserved to be excised, too. It was pretty vile. Here is what was removed from the post: "Speaking of pigs, the VP of PR for Chick-fil-A dropped dead of a heart attack the...
  • Chick-fil-A and hate? Where's the proof?

    08/11/2012 9:48:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Vallejo Times-Herald ^ | August 11, 2012 | Kemper C. Stone
    Newspapers reported that "only a few" same-sex couples showed up at Chick-fil-A to "counteract the hundreds ... against same-sex marriage." There are two major reasons for this. The reason there was such a large turnout at the Chick-fil-A "buycott" was not in opposition to same-sex marriage or in support of those who do oppose it, but to protest the dishonest, vicious and unconstitutional outbursts of those who are leading and joining the attack on Chick-fil-A. I can't deny that many do oppose marriage for same-sex couples, but American history is replete with other situations in which defenders of the First...
  • Romney-Ryan Ticket Out of Touch with Americans on LGBT Equality (Lavender Mafia not happy)

    08/11/2012 8:14:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Mitt Romney announced Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate this morning, giving us a 2012 GOP ticket that could roll back much of the progress we've seen toward full equality. Ryan’s voting record in Congress – and his public remarks – make it clear that he does not support the dignity of LGBT Americans; a matter on which he is out-of-touch with the majority of Americans – even those within the Republican Party. Paul Ryan does not support LGBT families, and has voted against allowing gay and lesbian couples to adopt. He voted against hate crime protections. He...
  • Chick-fil-A to be issue in gay marriage votes

    08/10/2012 3:33:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | August 10, 2012 | Michael Foust, associate editor
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- In a sign that the debate over Chick-fil-A is not going away, traditional groups in the four states voting on gay marriage this fall apparently are set to make the pushback against the restaurant an issue, arguing that the intimidation and name-calling aimed at Chick-fil-A were only a preview of what will happen to traditionalists if marriage is redefined. In recent days pro-traditional marriage groups in Maine and Washington state have sent emails to supporters referencing the Chick-fil-A controversy, with one of them warning "there will be profound consequences" if gay marriage is legalized. The National...
  • Penney records bigger-than-expected loss in 2Q

    08/10/2012 3:22:18 AM PDT · by abb · 70 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 10, 2012 | Anne d'Innocenzi
    J.C. Penney Co. is reporting a bigger-than-expected loss and plummeting sales, as its customers continue to be turned off by a new pricing plan that gets rid of hundreds of sales in favor of every day lower prices. It also withdrew its profit guidance for the year. The department store, based in Plano, Texas, says that it lost $147 million, or 67 cents per share, in the quarter ended July 28. That compares with a profit of 14 million, or 7 cents per share. snip
  • Democratic platform draft language on marriage equality, ENDA revealed

    08/09/2012 9:03:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    LGBTQ Nation / The Washington Blade ^ | August 9, 2012 | Chris Johnson
    The draft language in the Democratic Party platform endorsing marriage equality has been revealed and shown to say “we support marriage equality” is set to become a tenet of the party’s beliefs. In addition to endorsing marriage equality, the language also calls for repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and urges passage of DOMA repeal legislation known as the Respect for Marriage Act. Notably, the language explicitly backs religious freedom for marriage, saying religions should “decide how to administer marriage as a religious sacrament without government interference.” Buzzfeed was first to make the language public ahead of the scheduled...
  • Commentary: Chick-fil-a day only fattened Cathy's wallet (Hurl, you will)

    08/08/2012 11:14:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    You know all those people who made last Wednesday the most profitable single day in Chick-fil-A’s history? I’m still trying to figure out how they managed to eat the thousands of chicken sandwiches they bought – while simultaneously patting themselves on the back with both hands in honor of their political stand. By filling Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s coffers with even more moolah than usual, many somehow feel they were striking a blow for traditional marriage and free speech in America. Buffalo chips. They didn’t do a thing in the world except help fatten a corporate chieftain’s bottom line and...
  • Shep Smith Takes a Dig at Chick-fil-A Holiday (FreeRepublic referenced)

    08/06/2012 10:59:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Boston Edge ^ | August 6, 2012 | Jason St. Amand
    Fox News’ Shep Smith, the host of the cable news channel’s primetime "Studio B," seemed to take issue with the controversial Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, which was created by former Gov. Mike Huckabee -- a fellow Fox News anchor -- and turned out to be one of the company’s best days regarding sales. Smith, who has stated that he supports marriage equality in the past, was able to cleverly slam the fast-food chain and the politician without directly mentioning them, Mediaite reported. "It’s National Badminton Day," he said on his show. "Let’s forget National Day of Intolerance. Let’s just stay with...
  • GOP steers clear of gay marriage issue

    08/06/2012 6:59:15 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 79 replies
    When Democrats announced that their 2012 platform would include a historic first — gay marriage written in as a plank — the reaction from mainstream Republicans was near silence. There were no statements blasted out from Mitt Romney’s campaign. The same was true for the Republican National Committee. Romney has yet to address the the fact. The pushback came largely from social conservatives and evangelicals, who pledged to make same-sex unions an issue going forward and insisted the stand will hurt Democrats. But the comparative quiet from party leaders would have been unimaginable even four years ago, when public opinion...
  • The Prideful, Arrogant CEO of Chick-fil-A (Dan Cathy same as 1960's segregationist, or something)

    08/06/2012 11:49:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Slate ^ | August 6, 2012 | Jesse Bering
    For several tense weeks, our nation has been broiling unpleasantly in the cultural equivalent of polyunsaturated fat. And despite any profits or political points made during this Chick-fil-A debacle, I think we’ve all gotten a bit burned. As everyone now knows, this entire ordeal—from the Mike Huckabee-orchestrated “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” to the “Same-Sex Kiss Day” that came after, the talking heads, the relentless stream of articles and opinion pieces on the controversy, the thousands upon thousands of online comments, the vitriolic tweets, impulsive Facebook statuses, and equally tart replies, the strained friendships, heated arguments with family members, all of it—began...
  • Gay activists counter Chick-fil-A with Starbucks appreciation day [Yawn!]

    08/06/2012 11:14:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 6, 2012 | Tiffany Hsu
    Gay marriage activists are planning to swarm Starbucks on Tuesday in an attempt to counter the record sales from last week’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. The chicken chain enjoyed a surge of support during the Wednesday event, dreamed up by former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee after Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy went on the record backing the “biblical definition of the family unit.” A follow-up protest from Chick-fil-A critics on Friday, which was dubbed Same Sex Kiss Day, was more subdued. Advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights are trying again Tuesday with National Marriage Equality Day, initiated by Equally Wed,...
  • Menino turned bullies into martyrs with Chick-fil-A stance (Laff riot)

    08/06/2012 12:39:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 6, 2012 | Josh Barro
    On Wednesday, Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country turned into mob scenes, as customers turned out for what Mike Huckabee termed “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.” The company says it was their best sales day ever. At some locations, customers waited in line for hours for food. I hope Tom Menino is happy. Because this controversy has hurt, not helped, the cause of gay marriage. And it is largely Menino’s fault. A couple of weeks ago, the company was desperate to get out of the spotlight. CEO Dan Cathy’s remarks against gay marriage had sparked consumer outrage and threatened to damage the company’s...
  • Leno's Law: Extra Parent Could Split Baby More Ways

    08/05/2012 5:54:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | August 5, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    State Sen. Mark Leno wants California to recognize that a child can have "more than two legal parents." So he wrote a bill, SB 1476, which, he argues, wouldn't change the definition of a parent -- for example, live-in lovers would not qualify -- but would allow family court to recognize more than two parents only "when it is required to be in the best interest of the child." He stresses that if the bill becomes law, "none of our sponsors or supporters believe that this authority will be used very often." SB 1476 is for rare cases, Leno...