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  • Women should dress modestly or expect to ‘entice a rapist’ – claims singer Chrissie Hynde

    08/30/2015 8:35:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 96 replies
    UK telegraph ^ | 8/30/15 | John Bingham
    Pretenders lead singer claims sexual assault in the 1970s was her own ‘fault’ because of the way she was dressed Women who walk around drunk and provocatively dressed should expect to be sexually assaulted, Chrissie Hynde, the lead singer of the Pretenders, has suggested. The former chart topper claimed in a Sunday newspaper interview that scantily clad women were likely to “entice a rapist” and that it is their “fault” if they are attacked. She discloses in a new memoir how she was abducted and sexually assaulted by a motorcycle gang in Ohio in the early 1970s – but concludes...
  • The 2015 Teen Choice Awards Were A Little Too Grown Up [Obsessed w/Sexual Behaviour]

    08/17/2015 4:46:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Indy Channel ^ | 8/17/15 | Grant Suneson
    Fox held the 17th annual Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, but parts of the show seemed a little too grown up for the teen audience. "I'm glad to meet you. Turn up, girl, blow the speaker yeah, think about it now blow the speaker," Flo Rida rapped at the Teen Choice Awards.
  • Gay Poet Richard Blanco Urges U.S., Cuba 'To Heal Together

    08/17/2015 4:20:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    On Top Mag ^ | 8/15/15
    Openly gay poet Richard Blanco read a poem at the reopenning of the U.S. Embassy in Cuba. The 47-year-old Blanco was born to a Cuban exile family. He also read at President Barack Obama's second inauguration.
  • Repentance and Renewal

    08/13/2015 3:37:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Ligonier.org ^ | 8/13/15 | Rosaria Butterfield
    from Rosaria Butterfield [former professor at Syracuse University and lesbian activist...her testimonial speech on her submission to Jesus Christ. Audio link]
  • SEX IS MORE AND LESS IMPORTANT THAN YOU THINK

    08/12/2015 6:28:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 8/11/15 | Trevin Wax
    “Sex is everything,” goes the idea in the 21st century. “And sex is nothing.” This paradoxical view of sexuality in our society requires a paradoxical response from the Church. Our Christian witness must “put sex in its place” – meaning, we will need to take sexuality more seriously and less seriously than the rest of society.
  • The Early Church on Homosexuality

    08/01/2015 6:22:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Reformed Reader ^ | 7/18/15 | Shane Lems
    In the days of the early church – I’m thinking specifically of the 2nd century – Christian apologists had to defend the faith against false charges, accusations, and misrepresentations. One such apologist, Athenagoras (d. 200 AD?), wrote a booklet to Roman rulers called A Plea for the Christians. This apology by Athenagoras is still quite relevant today because it discusses things we still talk about today. I’ll come back to this booklet later, but for now I want to point out what this 2nd century Christian apologist said about sexual immorality and homosexuality. Athenagoras refuted the claim or accusation that...
  • Amazon Pulls Negative Reviews of New Marriage Book

    07/24/2015 1:17:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/21/15 | Marguerite Bowling
    A day after The Daily Signal reported on controversial reviews for Ryan T. Anderson’s new book on Amazon.com, the country’s largest Internet retailer said it has removed reviews that included photos of Nazi concentration camps. Anderson’s book, “Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom,” had one-star ratings that included pictures of men in what looked to be a World War II-era concentration camp. The reviewer argued that the book was modern-day fascism.
  • 6 THINGS CHRISTIANS CAN DO ABOUT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

    07/20/2015 6:55:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 7/20/15 | Sean McDowell & John Stonestreet
    “It’s over,” he told me (John) grimly. “We’ve lost.” These words came from a wounded warrior, a pastor who had dedicated much of his ministry to calling Christians to apply their faith in the public square and to opposing things like same-sex marriage... Informed and articulate Christians can make a difference.... 1. We can change our reputation from those who hate gays to those who love them.... 2. We must tell the truth about same-sex attraction, homosexual sin, and same-sex marriage..... 3. We can stop implying in our words and actions that homosexual sin is worse than all other sexual...
  • Wal-Mart sued for denying health insurance to gay worker's wife

    07/14/2015 4:51:11 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    reuters ^ | 7/14/15 | DANIEL WIESSNER
    A Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) employee sued the retailer on Tuesday, saying its prior policy of denying health insurance to the spouses of gay employees violated gender discrimination laws.... Jackie Cote, who has worked at Walmart stores in Maine and Massachusetts since 1999, said in the lawsuit that her wife, Diana Smithson, developed cancer in 2012 and the denial of insurance led to more than $150,000 in medical debt. Cote and Smithson were married in Massachusetts in 2004, days after a court ruling made the state the first to allow gay nuptials. Smithson worked for Wal-Mart until 2008, when she...
  • A Response to the Same-Sex Marriage Ruling [Interview with RC Sproul]

    07/07/2015 4:01:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Renewing Your Mind/Ligonier ^ | 7/6/15 | RC Sproul
    "The civil government does not define your ethic as a Christian. That's critical that we understand that..."
  • THE FINAL BREAK BETWEEN GOD AND COUNTRY

    07/03/2015 11:45:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 7/3/15 | Thomas Kidd
    As dismaying as the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage was, there was something especially painful about seeing the White House lit up that evening with the rainbow colors of the gay pride flag. It almost seemed sacrilegious. But “sacrilegious” is not quite right, because Washington, D.C., has nothing to do with our eternal Jerusalem.Perhaps the best thing that can come out of the gay marriage decision is for the church to make a final break between our faith and our nation. Christian Consensus? For American Christians, the connection between God and country has been deep and understandable, even if it put us at...
  • 40 QUESTIONS FOR CHRISTIANS NOW WAVING RAINBOW FLAGS

    07/02/2015 3:45:51 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 7/1/15 | Kevin DeYoung
    For evangelicals who lament last Friday’s Supreme Court decision, it’s been a hard few days. We aren’t asking for emotional pity, nor do I suspect many people are eager to give us any. Our pain is not sacred. Making legal and theological decisions based on what makes people feel better is part of what got us into this mess in the first place. Nevertheless, it still hurts. There are many reasons for our lamentation, from fear that religious liberties will be taken away to worries about social ostracism and cultural marginalization. But of all the things that grieve us, perhaps...
  • Kevin DeYoung What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality? [Message for Millennials]

    07/02/2015 2:56:13 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 3/17/15 | Kevin DeYoung
    In this message, recorded at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois on March 17, 2015, pastor and author Kevin DeYoung addresses a difficult and often controversial topic: what does the Bible really teach about homosexuality?
  • Troubled and Trusting: A Sunday Prayer after the Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage

    06/29/2015 4:54:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Canon & Culture ^ | 6/29/15 | Trent Hunter
    Troubled and Trusting: A Sunday Prayer after the Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Last Friday the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a ruling that requires the legal recognition of same-sex marriage in all fifty states.As Christians, we are not of this world, but we are in it and we care about and are concerned for what happens here. And so on Sunday at Desert Springs Church, in Albuquerque, NM, we prayed in reflection on the Supreme Court’s decision for our nation, for the church, and for everything in-between. Here’s how we addressed the Lord when we gathered...
  • Here We Stand: An Evangelical Declaration on Marriage

    06/27/2015 6:16:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    More than 100 leaders respond to Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage. A coalition of evangelical leaders assembled by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission has released the following: As evangelical Christians, we dissent from the court’s ruling that redefines marriage. The state did not create the family, and should not try to recreate the family in its own image. We will not capitulate on marriage because biblical authority requires that we cannot. The outcome of the Supreme Court’s ruling to redefine marriage represents what seems like the result of a half-century of witnessing marriage’s decline through divorce, cohabitation, and a...
  • The courage to be on the wrong side of history: Lessons from Burke and Nietzsche

    06/27/2015 3:42:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 6/27/15 | Ryan Shinkel
    Millennials who stand up for family, marriage, and the foundational institutions of civil society make possible a new cultural counter-revolution. The question is, will you join it?Editor’s note: This article originally appeared June 18 at Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute—eight days before the Supreme Court ruled on same-sex marriage and the release of Marvin Olasky’s cover story on churches facing the LGBT juggernaut. It is reposted here with permission.It seems that the Supreme Court will probably strike down the conjugal marriage laws of our states. It seems Anthony Kennedy may have finally made up his mind...
  • Judicial activism on marriage isn’t the end — here’s what to do now

    06/27/2015 9:55:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 6/27/15 | Ryan T Anderson
    Friday’s Supreme Court decision is unadulterated judicial activism. As Chief Justice John Roberts said in dissent: “Today’s decision rests on nothing more than the majority’s own conviction that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry because they want to. . . . Whatever force that belief may have as a matter of moral philosophy, it has no more basis in the Constitution than did the naked policy preferences” in other rightly condemned activist decisions. Nothing in the Constitution requires the redefinition of marriage in all 50 states, and five unelected justices do not have the authority to redefine marriage everywhere....
  • The SCOTUS Marriage Decision, in Haiku

    06/27/2015 9:52:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    McSweeneys.net ^ | 6/26/15 | Daniela Lapidous
    Roberts Dissent....
  • Is Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ the Trigger?

    06/26/2015 6:56:39 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    AnneGrahamLotz.org ^ | 6/26/15 | Anne Graham Lotz (daughter of Billy Graham)
    June 26, 2015…If you do not obey the Lord your God and do not carefully follow all His commands…The Lord will send on you curses, confusion, and rebuke in everything you put your hand to, until you are destroyed and come to sudden ruin because of the evil you have done in forsaking Him. Deuteronomy 28:15, 20On this day, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court has issued a decision saying that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. Be warned, America. A constitutional right is not the same thing as a Divine right.What should be our response to the Supreme Court...
  • THE SILENCING: Paper Will Limit Anti-Gay Marriage Op-Eds [It Begins]

    06/26/2015 2:45:46 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper
    The editorial board of PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. is taking a hardcore stance against those who disagree with the Supreme Court ruling to legalize gay marriage.“As a result of Friday’s ruling, PennLive/The Patriot-News will no longer accept, nor will it print, op-Eds and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage,” they declared. After receiving strong pushback, the newspaper’s editorial board, which is overseen by Editorial Page Editor John Micek, quickly revised its policy. Freedom of speech will be allowed — but only for a “limited” period of time. Micek explained on Twitter: “Clarification: We will not foreclose...
  • The Dead End of Sexual Sin

    06/26/2015 2:05:36 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    desiringgod.org ^ | 4/6/15 | Rosaria Butterfield
    Unbelievers don’t “struggle” with same-sex attraction. I didn’t. My love for women came with nary a struggle at all. I had not always been a lesbian, but in my late twenties, I met my first lesbian-lover. I was hooked and believed that I had found my real self. Sex with women was part of my life and identity, but it was not the only part — and not always the biggest part. I simply preferred everything about women: their company, their conversation, their companionship, and the contours of their/our body. I favored the nesting, the setting up of house...
  • EXPLAINER: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE SUPREME COURT’S SAME-SEX MARRIAGE RULING

    06/26/2015 11:19:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 6/26/15 | Joe Carter
    What was the same-sex marriage case that was decided by the Supreme Court?The Supreme Court issued its ruling on the case of of Obergefell v. Hodges, which is consolidated with three other cases—Tanco v. Haslam (Tennessee); DeBoer v. Snyder (Michigan); Bourke v. Beshear (Kentucky). These cases challenged two issues concerning whether the Fourteenth Amendment must guarantee the right for same-sex couples to marry.What issues was the court asked to decide?The two issues that were answered in this case are:1. Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex?2. Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to recognize a marriage between...
  • National Organization for Marriage (NOM) Issues Statement Following [SCOTUS] Decision...

    06/26/2015 11:12:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    NOM ^ | 6/26/15 | Brian S Brown
    The following statement may be attributed to Brian S. Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM): Though expected, today's decision is completely illegitimate. We reject it and so will the American people. It represents nothing but judicial activism, legislating from the bench, with a bare majority of the Justices on the Supreme Court exercising raw political power to impose their own preferences on marriage when they have no constitutional authority to do so. It is a lawless ruling that contravenes the decisions of over 50 million voters and their elected representatives. It is a decision that is reminiscent...
  • This week went from Rino collaborators to the Republic’s death knell(Tell me I’m wrong, PLEASE)

    06/26/2015 8:56:15 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 58 replies
    June 26 2015 | Vanity
    *Weapons grade sarcasm* Isn’t great that we can witness history in the making? Many times people don’t realize what is happening at the moment is historic because the are living it. We weren’t at the birth of our Constitutional Republic or at it’s major moments in becoming the greatest country on planet earth. But now we have the great honor of witnessing it’s death knell.. Of the two decision by the Extreme Court this week, the Obamacare was the most egregious because of two very ominous reasons:1. The national Socialist left can now try the ‘You have a right to...
  • One Supreme Court Justice from Victory....Vote Wisely, FRiends

    06/26/2015 8:40:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    6/26/15
    I guarantee this: the Republican nominee for President will make SOME of us unhappy, because "our favorite" didn't get the nod. Granted. But every dissenting voice on SCOTUS today affirmed that the question of marriage is one for STATES and not the federal government. Simply put, Ruth Buzzi Ginsburg is not going to live forever...and if God grants us a more conservative executive next, he or she will have a golden opportunity to OVERTURN this ruling. I will be voting Republican in the hopes of such a ruling. Though I do think the society is imploding any way, it is...
  • De Niro lights up Armani front row as menswear goes feminine ["Men" wearing lace]

    06/24/2015 11:03:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    ap/yahoo ^ | 6/23/15 | Colleen Barry
    ....Women's dressing went mainstream for men like never before during Milan Fashion Week, which ended its four-day run on Tuesday. Gucci was the most extreme with lace shorts, satiny bow tops and floral suits — all for men.... ....Armani kept the showroom dark ahead of its preview show, certainly to show off the Giorgio Armani signature cast on the wall but perhaps also to give cover to actor Robert De Niro in the front row. Still, photographers spotted him and his wife Grace Highland and swarmed the couple with flashes. After the show, De Niro, dressed in a white shirt...
  • Here comes the groom: Wasserman Schultz to officiate gay wedding beside Supreme Court

    06/15/2015 6:28:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/11/15 | Paul Bedard
    ...Democratic Party boss and Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Monday plans to demonstrate where she stands on the issue: She will be the first voting member of Congress to officiate a gay wedding in Washington. According to her office, the lawmaker and strong advocate of same-sex marriage received the proper District certification to conduct the ceremony. .... Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen will also join along with Miami Beach Commissioner Deede Weithorn, Miami Beach's first openly gay commissioner, Vice Mayor Michael Gongora and former Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower, according to a statement. Justice Sonia Sotomayor also extended her...
  • Should Christians Attend Homosexual “Weddings?”

    06/14/2015 6:23:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 6/6/15 | RC Sproul, Jr
    Should Christians Attend Homosexual “Weddings?” from R.C. Sproul Jr. Jun 06, 2015 Category: Articles Some of our deepest challenges as believers involve dealing with the sins of others, particularly those whom we love. Whether it is a relative struggling with addiction, a best friend unfaithful to his spouse, or a loved one embracing sexual perversion, we often feel caught between our genuine love for the sinner and our genuine revulsion at the sin. The bromide “Hate the sin, love the sinner,” while at least infused with a touch of wisdom, doesn’t typically answer all the hard questions.When confronted with tough moral calls...
  • THE GOSPEL AND SAME-SEX MARRIAGE [Simulcast Seminar in July 2015]

    06/14/2015 4:33:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper
    Join top leaders for a night of equipping on same-sex marriage issues to prepare your church for a post-marriage culture in the first major event following the Supreme Court's marriage ruling. A simulcast of Equip Austin will be available for free. A simulcast is a live internet broadcast of an event from a single venue into multiple venues – such as your own environment. Thus a simultaneous event occurs in both the origin venue and in many satellite locations — your church, home or laptop. To learn how to host the event at your church, follow the instructions on this...
  • Breaking News: 2 Billion Christians Believe in Traditional Marriage [Christianity Today Editorial]

    06/13/2015 11:29:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 6/9/15 | Mark Galli
    And so do we. News and reality are not always the same. Take the matter of marriage. When a prominent evangelical leader, like Tony Campolo, announces his support for gay marriage, it’s likely to get reporters’ attention. It is indeed news, in that it is still unusual to hear an otherwise orthodox Christian announce heterodox views on sexuality. But in the case of Campolo, it may not be the kind of news that garners much attention. (One reason: His organization Red Letter Christians has argued for same-sex marriage several times.) But we were surprised when former CT editor David Neff...
  • Michael Sam away from CFL team for 'personal reasons'

    06/12/2015 7:46:29 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 69 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 6/12/15
    Michael Sam's CFL career has hit a snag. The Alouettes released a statement regarding Sam Friday evening: "The Montreal Alouettes organization would like to clarify the situation surrounding international defensive end Michael Sam. Friday morning, Michael asked the team a special permission to leave training camp and return home for personal reasons. "With all due respect for Michael Sam, the nature of this decision will remain confidential. "The Montreal Alouettes fully respect Michael Sam's decision and rally around him to offer him all time and support needed. The team has left the door open and Michael is welcome to come...
  • A Response to Matthew Vines: The Bible Doesn't Support Same-Sex Relationships

    06/08/2015 2:32:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 80 replies
    Fifty hand-picked Christians were part of a seminal conference last week planned by Matthew Vines, a 23-year-old Christian who believes Scripture allows for monogamous homosexual activity, in an effort to spread the idea in the American church over the next decade.... ....Vines’s video has been convincing laypeople, even if he is “encountering resistance from Scriptural scholars,” because a rebuttal requires very specific knowledge about the texts involved, and the truth is, most of us haven’t looked into this issue closely enough to be ready with an answer.
  • ESPN: There was no runner-up to [Bruce] Jenner for courage award [Media Arrogance]

    06/05/2015 6:09:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/3/15
    ....The network's statement on Wednesday went into further detail on how the network chooses its recipients.... ....we are proud to honor Caitlyn Jenner embracing her identity and doing so in a public way to help move forward a constructive dialogue about progress and acceptance," ESPN said.
  • Chattanooga TV station WRCB rejects gay-marriage ad

    06/02/2015 2:19:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | 6/1/15 | Andy Sher
    By refusing to air pro-gay marriage ads featuring a Tennessee physician who recently served a tour of military duty in Afghanistan, a Chattanooga television station suddenly finds itself in the thick of the debate. Last week, NBC-affiliate WRCB-TV Channel 3 turned down efforts by Freedom to Marry, a national pro-marriage equality group, to purchase air time for its 30-second spot as the U.S. Supreme Court nears an expected decision on the issue later this month. The station's rejection has since burned up the Internet with articles on Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, the Wonkette blog and a Fox Radio News blog...
  • Mary Gonzalez, First Openly Pansexual Legislator, Explains How She Is Changing Minds In Texas

    05/29/2015 12:28:05 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 100 replies
    huffington ^ | 5/29/15
    ....in Texas, Democrats have impressively managed to beat back the bulk of over 20 anti-gay bills conservative Republicans had created in committees in an effort to blunt a Supreme Court ruling this month... .....Gonzalez first wanted to dispel some misinformation about her identity. She first came out as pansexual — which is distinct from bisexual because it defines an individual who is attracted to various gender identities — in 2012 after first being elected, noting that she’d dated transgender and "gender-queer" people. But it had been reported that she came out as lesbian first and then later came out as...
  • Study on Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Marriage Is Retracted by a Scientific Journal

    05/29/2015 2:50:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 5/29/15 | Benedict Carey
    A leading scientific journal on Thursday retracted a highly publicized study reporting that attitudes toward same-sex marriage could be altered by brief face-to-face conversations with people who have a stake in the issue. The study, published by the journal Science in December, came under question this month when a pair of graduate students trying to follow up on the work found evidence that the data had been misrepresented. The study’s senior author, Donald P. Green, a prominent political scientist at Columbia University, asked that the study be retracted.....
  • Heads LGBTs Win, Tails Christians Lose

    05/23/2015 9:26:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 5/21/15 | Rod Dreher
    So, a Canadian Christian jeweler custom-made a pair of engagement rings for a lesbian couple, Nicole White and Pam Renouf, at their request. Later, when they found out that the jeweler personally opposes same-sex marriage, they went to pieces and demanded their money back.
  • 'Grace And Frankie' Looks At Life Unexpectedly Alone [TV: More Homosexuality & Broken Marriages]

    05/12/2015 7:47:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    npr.org ^ | 5/8/15 | Linda Holmes
    The opening credits of the new Netflix comedy (maybe comedy-drama) Grace And Frankie lay out the show's high concept using the song "Stuck In The Middle With You" and a set of wedding cake toppers. You see two couples, then two couples with kids, then the husbands kissing, then the abandoned women falling through the broken cake. ....two women with a tense acquaintanceship who find out that their husbands — played by Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen! — have been in love with each other for decades and want to take advantage of the age of same-sex marriage by getting...
  • Video: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen congratulates transgender son for winning SAVE award

    05/11/2015 5:04:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 5/9/15 | Steve Rothaus
    U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen on Friday sent video congratulations to her transgender son, Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, recipient of SAVE’s 2015 Champions of Equality award..... “Rigo, I’m so very proud of you, not just for this wonderful award, but also for living an authentic life that makes you happy,” Ros-Lehtinen said... Heng-Lehtinen, who grew up in Miami as Amanda, transitioned more than five years ago.
  • Poll shows growing religious support for same-sex marriage

    05/07/2015 3:30:23 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/28/15 | Daniel Burke
    Until recently, if you sat in church on Sunday mornings, pollsters could predict where you stood on same-sex marriage. What a difference a decade makes. ...In 2003....less than 30% of religiously affiliated Americans supported gays' and lesbians' right to wed. By 2014, that number had climbed to 47%, according to a survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute.... ....Despite vocal opposition from the U.S. Catholic Bishops, for example, 60% of Catholics now favor same-sex marriage. That's a huge increase from 2003, when just 35% backed gay rights, according to survey conducted at the time by the Pew Research Center....
  • GORDON COLLEGE WINS—AND LOSES?

    05/05/2015 8:11:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    First Things ^ | 5/5/15 | Robert A.J. Gagnon
    .... I'm delighted that the Administration and Board of Gordon College has not eliminated a prohibition of “homosexual practice” from its Life and Conduct Statement in the face of an unwarranted accreditation attack. Nevertheless, the present situation does not appear to me to be as rosy as David French (a lawyer who has advised President Lindsay and Gordon College) depicted it in his May 1 National Review online article, “Gordon College Keeps Its Faith and Its Accreditation.” ..... The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) may have left Gordon alone for the time being but only because they...
  • Utah Mom Finds Kids' Pictures On Adult Sites

    05/04/2015 9:28:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    A mother from Riverton, Utah makes a shocking discovery -- pictures of her children on websites connected to porn. Brittany Champagne was on Instagram Wednesday night when she came across her 8-year-old daughter’s picture on somebody else’s profile. “I clicked on there and I found a girl claiming to be 11-years-old as my daughter, and she's a bisexual cheerleader and her whole page is about gay pride,” Champagne said. This was clearly a fake account, so Champagne did some digging and made more disturbing discoveries -- pictures of Champagne herself and her 9-month-old son.
  • Obama's Lawyer: Religious Institutions May Lose Tax-Exempt Status If Court Rules For Gay Marriage

    04/28/2015 5:01:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 110 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/28/15 | Joel Gehrke
    Religious institutions could be at risk of losing their tax-exempt status due to their beliefs about marriage if the Supreme Court holds that gay couples have a constitutional right to wed, President Obama’s attorney acknowledged to the Supreme Court today. “It’s certainly going to be an issue,” Solicitor General Donald Verrilli replied when Justice Samuel Alito asked if schools that support the traditional definition of marriage would have to be treated like schools that once opposed interracial marriage. “I don’t deny that.”
  • Marriage equality is only the beginning...here’s what’s on the horizon for LGBTQ rights

    04/28/2015 12:35:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    salon ^ | 4/28/15 | KATIE MCDONOUGH
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear 2.5 hours of oral arguments that may very well determine the fate of marriage equality in the United States.... a victory for equal marriage would be a narrow win in the broader landscape. So what does the movement for LGBTQ justice look like if the marriage question is finally settled? Remarkably similar, since many of the kinds of discrimination LGBTQ people currently face will remain unaffected by the change. This is particularly true for the decisions we tend to associate with getting married, like where to live, where to work and how to...
  • Local gay couple heads to DC as Supreme Court mulls same-sex marriage

    04/27/2015 5:21:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 4/26/15
    ...a South Florida couple who helped advocate for a historic change in their state is heading to the nation's capital to witness the debate.... ...For Jeffrey and Todd Delmay, Tuesday's arguments could pave the way for a landmark ruling.. ...they were Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's guests at President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. "I'm really looking forward to the Supreme Court finally giving us some clarity," said Todd.
  • An Unlikely Convert: An Interview with Rosaria Butterfield [Atheist Lesbian now Christ Follower!]

    04/23/2015 8:53:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | Nathan Bingham
    Tabletalk: Your book is titled The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert. Could you explain some of your “secret thoughts,” and why you were an “unlikely convert”? Rosaria Butterfield: I considered myself an atheist, having rejected my Catholic childhood and what I perceived to be the superstitions and illogic of the historic Christian faith. I found Christians to be difficult, sour, fearful, and intellectually unengaged people. In addition, since the age of twenty-eight, I had lived in monogamous lesbian relationships and politically supported LGBT causes. I coauthored Syracuse University’s first successful domestic partnership policy while working there as a professor...
  • Rubio's Age Is Problematic, But Hillary Being Post-Menopausal Makes Her 'Perfect'?

    04/18/2015 6:19:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 18, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    Time.com's Zeke Miller tweeted yesterday that a "reporter" asked recently declared presidential candidate Marco Rubio of Florida the following question: "Is 43 old enough to be president?" Meanwhile, two weeks ago, a column at Time.com claimed that Hillary Clinton is "biologically primed to be a leader." Seriously. Since he either can't or won't tell us who asked the question, we're unable to determine if the "reporter" to whom Miller referred was asking the question because he or she doesn't know the Constitution or was trying to bait Rubio into giving an answer implicitly or explicitly criticizing other candidates. It would...
  • Megadonor Paul Singer Fundraising For Marco Rubio [Headline disputed, but Singer is pro-SSM]

    04/18/2015 1:37:30 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Brietbart News ^ | 4/13/15 | Matthew Boyle
    GOP mega-donor Wall Street billionaire Paul Singer is actively fundraising for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), several sources have confirmed for Breitbart News. One, a source close to Rubio and Rubio’s presidential campaign, confirmed it to Breitbart News’ Sarah Rumpf—who is in Miami at Rubio’s campaign rollout. Others, including sources close to Singer, have also confirmed it to Breitbart News.
  • Angie's List (ANGI) Stock Gains After Announcing CEO Will Step Down

    04/16/2015 1:47:28 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    thestreet.com ^ | 4/16/15 | Shawn Ingram
    Shares of Angie's List (ANGI) were gaining 9.6% to $6.16 Wednesday after the online local business review company announced CEO William Oesterle will step down and raised its EBITDA guidance.
  • Angie's List Financials Show A Train Wreck In Progress [2012 story; is it still bad?]

    04/16/2015 6:48:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 10/26/12 | Jim Pickrell
    Has nobody looked at the latest financials from Angie's List (NASDAQ:ANGI)? They issued financials and a quarterly report this week that appear to be an utter catastrophe, yet the stock rose 25% from $9 to about $11.50 in response. Angie's List runs a website with reviews of dentists and plumbers. The reviews are "crowd sourced" which means they come from actual customers who contribute to the site. Yelp.com, Wikipedia.com and YouTube are other sites that are crowd sourced. Angie's list is different from most sites of this type because they charge an annual fee. Despite continuing losses, Angie's List management...