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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
    POLITICO ^ | Aug 6 2012 | MAGGIE HABERMAN and EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • The Silent Majority Goes to Chick-fil-A

    08/04/2012 9:35:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 2, 2012 | Mark Hemingway
    The Chick-fil-A controversy has no doubt been polarizing in some corners of the country, but the undeniable success of yesterday's nationwide rally to support the fast food chain means we're likely to remember August 1, 2012 as Silent Majority Day. While the fast food corporation has stayed mostly mum since the fallout from the remarks in support of traditional marriage by Chick-fil-A president and COO Dan Cathy, the company broke its silence about the events yesterday. "We are very grateful and humbled by the incredible turnout of loyal Chick-fil-A customers on August 1 at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country," said...
  • Chick-fil-A gay rights boycott backfires (Mild Barf Alert)

    08/04/2012 7:48:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Lehigh Valley Morning Call ^ | August 4, 2012 | Paul Carpenter
    Taking a page from Terry Rakolta's book on how to use righteous indignation to suppress the freedoms of others, some gay activists and their supporters decided to teach the Chick-fil-A people a lesson. Chick-fil-A became a target for a boycott organized by somebody — it's not exactly clear who — because the fast-food chain's president, Dan Cathy, had the audacity to express his personal views about marriage, which did not comport with those of certain gay activists. Cathy had divulged that he supports "the biblical definition of the family unit." That outraged some politicians, including Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who...
  • WashPost's Miller: Media Should Ignore 'Astroturf' Black Pastors Opposing Obama

    08/04/2012 5:06:28 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    On the Saturday Washington Post “On Faith” page, columnist and Newsweek religion editor Lisa Miller insisted it was not a news story that black ministers came to the National Press Club and insisted Obama’s support for gay marriage “might cost him the election.” It’s not a story, Miller insisted, because Rev William Owens is “enough to make a cynic blush...He’s a figurehead in what political operatives call an ‘Astroturf’ campaign...and his threat is not a threat.” Miller complained about the news sites that somehow found this “nearly empty” press conference newsworthy: CNN, Fox News, NBC, the New York Post, the...
  • 'Tastes Like Hate' Chick-fil-A Vandalized

    08/04/2012 4:38:29 PM PDT · by ElIguana · 12 replies
    America's Conservative News ^ | 08/04/2012 | America's Conservative News
    In stark contrast to the Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day events on Wednesday, malicious graffiti, bomb threats and miscellaneous mischief marred the retaliatory "National Same Sex Kiss Day" events that were staged at Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country by homosexual activists on Friday.
  • Target Discount Chain Advocating Homosexual Marriage

    08/04/2012 4:34:41 PM PDT · by ElIguana · 26 replies
    America's Conservative News ^ | 08/04/2012 | America's Conservative News
    Two men stand nose-to-nose, holding hands and gazing lovingly into each other's eyes. The caption on the ad reads: "Be yourself, together. Build a Target wedding gift registry as unique as the two of you."
  • Shocking Video:Attacked by "Tolerance

    08/04/2012 1:08:53 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 42 replies
    http://www.rpvnetwork.org ^ | August 4, 2012 | TFP
    In this newly released video, volunteers with the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) describe how they were violently assaulted by pro-homosexual "marriage" advocates while promoting traditional marriage on college campuses and in the public square. "That empty slogan about tolerance comes crashing down after you see how TFP volunteers were criminally assaulted by same-sex 'marriage' advocates," said TFP Student Action Director John Ritchie. "The video speaks for itself. They don't tolerate God's marriage. In fact, our volunteers have been bullied, pepper sprayed, hit with glass bottles, sprayed with pesticide, punched, and spit on for...
  • The Chick-fil-A Effect on the 2012 Election

    08/03/2012 2:44:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Huffington Post | August 3, 2012 | Ron Galloway, Business Documentarian
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ron-galloway/the-chickfila-effect-on-t_b_1731161.html
  • Is Chick-fil-A turnout a preview of November? (Somebody gets it)

    08/03/2012 11:09:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | August 3, 2012 | Tim Stanley, Oxford historian, author & blogger
    Wednesday marked Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. Across the United States, conservatives gathered in chicken restaurants to show support for the company after its president, Dan Cathy, came out against gay marriage. Democratic mayors in Chicago and Boston at first threatened to halt expansion of the Chick-fil-A chain to their cities, which turned a question of sexual morality into a debate about freedom of speech. The motto of conservative Christians seems to be, "They'll take my chicken from my cold dead hand..." Writing as a European, this story combines two of the things we most readily associate with America: Jesus Christ and...
  • A Fast Food Loyalty Rooted in Southern Identity (NYT goes there)

    08/02/2012 7:52:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Augus, 2012 | Kim Severson
    ATLANTA — Food has always been a complex issue in the South, where the country’s most distinct culinary region often eats its supper against a backdrop of race and religion. So for a Southerner like Justin Breen, whether or not to go to Chick-fil-A is not as simple as choosing sides in a national cultural war that has pitted people who support the chain’s biblical position on homosexuality against those who do not. For Mr. Breen, a young motion graphic designer with many tattoos, a baseball cap and a best friend in the gay pornography business, the chain’s chicken sandwiches...
  • Gay rights activists to hold kiss protests at Chick-fil-A restaurants

    08/02/2012 11:53:58 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 69 replies
    cnn ^ | 8/2/2012 | staff
    Gay rights activists are planning to hold on Friday a "national same-sex kiss day at Chick-fil-A," the restaurant chain whose president's opposition to same-sex marriage sparked a media frenzy. "Let's show Chick-fil-A thanks for their support of Love, Equality, and the Real Definition of Marriage!" organizers posted on their Facebook page. Same-sex couples are expected to arrive at restaurants across the country and kiss in protest, then post video or photos of the event on social media. But on Wednesday, throngs of others weighed in on the Chick-fil-A debate, buying chicken sandwiches at stores to show their support of the...
  • A Christian, Libertarian Perspective on the Chick-fil-A Controversy

    08/02/2012 1:32:43 PM PDT · by billflax · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/02/2012 | Bill Flax
    Chick-fil-A’s owner, Dan Cathy, has been excoriated recently for pronouncing Christian principles and fearing God’s judgment. When asked about his traditional take on families, Mr. Cathy acknowledged, “Well, guilty as charged.” “We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit.” Cathy continued, “We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.” A firestorm ignited. Media outlets nationwide translated this benign statement into portraying Cathy as some raving bigot intent on persecuting anyone with whom he disagrees. The outcry prompted the...
  • Support For Gay Marriage Rises Across All Age, Race, Political Groups

    08/02/2012 9:31:48 AM PDT · by Wise Hectare · 153 replies
    RTT News Global Financial Newswires ^ | 8.1.12 | RTT Staff Writer
    Support for same-sex marriage has risen across the board in the last four years, new polling data shows, signalling a shift in the overall political and social views of Americans. The new data, released Wednesday by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, shows a higher percentage of Democrats, Republicans, whites, minorities and people of all generations support same-sex marriage legalization.... Among voting groups, there has been an increase in support for same-sex marriage even among Republicans. Since 2008, Democrats have jumped in support from 50 to 65 percent; Republicans from 19 to 24 percent; and Independents from 44...
  • WaPo Blogger Bizarre Suggestion: 'Infiltrate' Chick-fil-A

    08/01/2012 8:32:05 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    The Washington Post "On Faith" blogger, Sally Quinn, has come up with a suggestion so bizarre that I would not not blame you for casting aspersions upon the veracity of your humble correspondent until you read it for yourself. Basically Quinn is recommending that gays and lesbians "infiltrate" Chick-fil-A restaurants to the point where they become gay hangouts to such an extent that even gay weddings will be performed there.
  • Will Democrats End Marriage As We Know It?

    08/01/2012 9:07:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    When the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) passed in Congress in 1996, the vote was bi-partisan and overwhelming. In the House, the tally was 342-67. Only the farthest left of Democrats and a handful of Republicans voted against it. A majority of Democrats supported marriage. In the Senate, the vote was even more lopsided and bi-partisan, 85-14. Again, most Democrats backed marriage. In both houses of Congress, the DOMA passed with such strong margins that President Clinton could clearly see the measure had better than "veto strength." That is, if he had vetoed the Defense of Marriage Act, Congress could...
  • OFFICIAL PROPONENTS ASK NATION’S HIGHEST COURT TO RESOLVE PROP 8 CASE

    07/31/2012 1:08:16 PM PDT · by fwdude · 21 replies
    Proposition 8 Legal Defense Fund ^ | July 31, 2012 | Proposition 8 Legal Defense Fund
    SACRAMENTO – ProtectMarriage.com, the official proponents of California’s voter-passed Proposition 8, petitioned the United States Supreme Court today to review the misguided decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declaring the initiative unconstitutional. Earlier this year in a 2-1 decision in the Perry v Brown case, the Ninth Circuit – the most frequently overturned federal appellate court in the nation – errantly upheld a federal district judge’s decision that the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibited California from enacting Prop 8 to restore the traditional definition of marriage between a man and a woman. “Marriage between a...
  • Black pastors group launches anti-Obama campaign around gay marriage

    07/31/2012 5:51:39 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | July 31, 2012 | Dan Merica
    Washington (CNN) – A group of conservative black pastors are responding to President Barack Obama’s support of same-sex marriage with what they say will be a national campaign aimed at rallying black Americans to rethink their overwhelming support of the President, though the group’s leader is offering few specifics about the effort. The Rev. Williams Owens, who is president and founder of the Coalition of African-Americans Pastors and the leader of the campaign, has highlighted opposition to same-sex marriage among African-Americans. He calls this campaign “an effort to save the family.”
  • Poll: 65 percent of Democrats support gay marriage

    07/31/2012 10:15:34 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 30, 2012 | DAVID CRARY
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A new poll shows that the partisan gap over same-sex marriage continues to widen, with 65 percent of Democrats now supporting it compared to 24 percent of Republicans. The Pew Research Center poll found an increase in support among Democrats after President Barack Obama's announcement in May that he favored same-sex marriage.
  • Amazon founder donates $2.5 million to same-sex ‘marriage’ campaign

    07/31/2012 2:04:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 60 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 31, 2012 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    OLYMPIA, Washington, July 31, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The fight for traditional marriage in Washington state is heating up with the announcement that billionaire Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, and his wife, MacKenzie, have pledged $2.5 million to homosexual lobbyists. The donation comes after opponents of the state’s new gay “marriage” law stopped the legislation in its tracks by collecting and filing over 240,000 signatures in support of a referendum on the November ballot. The contribution makes the Amazon couple the largest financial backer of homosexual “rights” in the state, according to the NY Times, far outstripping the $100k donation...
  • Poll: Two-Thirds Of Dems Support Gay Marriage

    07/31/2012 9:00:32 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 31 2012 | James Arkin
    Democrats are poised to add gay marriage to the party's platform for this year's election, and a new poll shows the timing may be perfect. Nearly two-thirds of Democrats -- 65% -- now support gay marriage, a 15% increase from this time in 2008, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center. The partisan divide on gay marriage is also increasing substantially. Though Republicans supporting same-sex marriage increased from 19% in 2008 to 24% in 2012, the gap between Dems and Republicans jumped from 23% in 2004 to 31% in 2008 and is now at 41% in this...
  • Gay marriage rises as wedge in 2012 race

    07/31/2012 8:46:40 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 40 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 31 2012 | John Roberts
    The Democratic National Committee made headlines this week with the announcement that for the first time, it is moving to include a plank supporting same-sex marriage in the party's convention platform. It appeared to be a bit of an "in your face" to the host state, North Carolina, which just voted by 61 percent for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. The Democratic Party, though, has been emboldened since President Obama reversed course and came out in favor of same-sex marriage in May. .. Obama has energized the LGBT lobby and Hollywood, raising millions of dollars off the announcement...
  • Democrats Move to Include Gay Marriage in Party Platform

    07/30/2012 1:40:39 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 60 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7/30/12 | Jeremy W. Peters and Michael D. Shear
    Democrats moved to make same-sex marriage a part of their party platform, placing language that would declare a right for gay men and lesbians to marry on track for approval by the party’s leadership. Party officials met over the weekend in Minneapolis and approved the first step in the platform-amending process. In two weeks, the entire platform committee will vote on the matter at a meeting scheduled in Detroit. Then, if approved as expected, it would move on to convention delegates in Charlotte, N.C., for final approval in September. According to Democrats who were briefed on the vote in Minneapolis,...
  • Democratic Party to add gay marriage to platform

    07/30/2012 10:25:30 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 38 replies
    abc ^ | 7/30/2012 | Liz Goodwin
    The Democratic Party has added new language endorsing gay marriage in its platform draft, the Washington Blade reports. Sen. Harry Reid said in May that he believed the party would alter its platform in favor of gay marriage,
  • Denver-Area Cake Shop Refuses To Make Cake For Gay Wedding

    07/30/2012 1:13:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    kktv ^ | July 29, 2012
    On the heels of Chick-fil-A's president speaking out against gay marriage, a Denver-area cake shop has taken the stance a step further. Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood has refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple's wedding, sparking an outrage among the area's gay community, who have called for a boycott against the bakery. Owner Jack Phillips told sister station KCNC that he has no animosity towards the gay community, and is simply refusing because he doesn't support gay marriage. "If gays come in and want to order birthday cakes or any cakes for any occasion, graduations...
  • Is anti-gay marriage hate? Don't ask Rahm Emanuel[Commentary]

    07/30/2012 7:03:38 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 15 replies
    Philly.com Inquirer ^ | July 30 2012 | Stu Bykovsky
    YOU KNOW we're in the summer doldrums when a Chicken War is hatched to take center stage. After the president of the Chick-fil-A chain stated he opposes gay marriage based on what the Bible says, he was blasted in the media, which is OK, while a few elected officials said they planned to ban his restaurants, which is not OK. The sanctimonious mayors of Deep Blue Boston and Chicago fumed that Dan Cathy's words were discriminatory and discrimination can't be tolerated. Locally, Councilman Jim Kenney called Cathy's remarks "hate" speech, but sanely stopped short of trying to ban the restaurants...
  • Exclusive: Matt Barber on 'gay' activists: 'They've picked a fight they cannot win'

    07/28/2012 9:22:39 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 79 replies
    WND Commentary ^ | July 28 2012 | Matt Barber
    ... The Jim Henson Company ...has severed promotional ties with Chick-fil-A – . . . Their crime? Failure to obey the nauseating, mind-numbing dictates of political correctness. Dan Cathy . . . recently made a few innocuous public comments in support of legitimate marriage – sentiments the vast majority of morals-minded Americans happen to agree with... That’s the thing... about political correctness. It exists in the realm of fantasy... They float the propagandist idiom “marriage equality” – choosing all the while to ignore objective “marriage reality.” So-called “same-sex marriage”? A counterfeit... “Gay marriage” is no more real marriage then a...
  • Hypocrite Mayors Attack Chick-fil-A on Gay Marriage

    07/28/2012 10:25:43 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 12 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | July 28, 2012 | JP
    Planned Parenthood killed a 24-year-old Chicago mother-to-be last weekend. But Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel hasn’t called for the abortion provider to shut down its Chi-town clinics. San Francisco-based Wells Fargo has been found guilty of predatory mortgage lending, illegal foreclosures and securities fraud, among other offenses. Yet San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee hasn’t banished the bank from the city. And Liberty Mutual Insurance, headquartered in Boston, cheated its auto policy holders by ordering body shop owners to repair new vehicles using “junkyard” parts. However, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino hasn’t told the company it is no longer welcome to do business...
  • {Philadelphia Councilman] Kenny tells Chick-Fil-A to take a hike

    07/27/2012 1:48:03 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 50 replies
    Philly.com Daily News ^ | July 26 2012 | Unattributed
    Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s recent comments about gay marriage has caused quite a stir across the country and has City Councilman Jim Kenney fired-up. Last week during a radio show Cathy said, "I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,'" Cathy said. "I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about." Cathy later said that he is supportive of the...
  • Amazon’s Founder Pledges $2.5 Million in Support of Same-Sex Marriage

    07/27/2012 6:39:44 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 97 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 27 2012 | Michael D Shear
    Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon.com, and his wife, MacKenzie, have agreed to donate $2.5 million to help pass a same-sex marriage referendum in Washington State, instantly becoming among the largest financial backers of gay marriage rights in the country. With the gift, the couple have doubled the money available to the proponents of Referendum 74, which would legalize same-sex marriage in the state by affirming a law that passed the Legislature this year. Courts or lawmakers have declared gay marriage legal in six other states, but backers of such measures have never succeeded at the ballot box. Proponents...
  • Farrakhan responds to Pres. Obama endorsing gay marriage

    07/26/2012 7:13:32 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies
    youtube ^ | 7-2012
    NOTE: Chicago Mayor Rahm Immanuel does not want Chick-Fil-A in Chicago because it doesn't share the city's values. Specifically, it is about gay marriage. But why is Louis Farrakhan's group welcomed by the mayor to "protect" the city when Farrakhan is against gay marriage? What does Immanuel do? WATCH THE CLIP AT 4:33
  • Now "Strangely Polarizing" Rev. Billy Graham Has Emerged To Publicly Support Chick-Fil-A

    07/26/2012 4:55:27 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 69 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jul. 26, 2012, 5:08 PM | Kim Bhasin
    It all started when president and COO Dan Cathy made statements against gay marriage. and now, things have ramped up into a national debate. Rev. Billy Graham, the legendary evangelical minister, has now entered the fray, coming to the aid of Chick-fil-A. The 93-year-old is against gay marriage, and has been strangely polarizing lately. Earlier this year, he publicly endorsed a constitutional amendment to ban it in North Carolina.