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  • City of Sodom Discovered: Archeological find gives insight into story of destruction

    10/18/2015 3:23:43 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15, 2015 | LifeZette
    It seems that Sodom and Gomorrah were not as “destroyed” as previously thought. The ruins of the biblical city of Sodom reportedly have been discovered by U.S. archeologists in southern Jordan. God punished the wickedness of the citizens by destroying the city with brimstone and fire, the biblical story explains. Only the righteous inhabitants were allowed to escape the destruction and were spared by God. The archeological team, directed by Steve Collins of New Mexico’s Trinity Southwest University, has been working for 10 years in the Jordan Valley. It now believes it has uncovered this magnificent historical site. If confirmed,...
  • Have archaeologists discovered the biblical city of Sodom?

    10/14/2015 7:31:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/14/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This is a non-political story (but a very cool one nonetheless) which I was first alerted to by John Hawkins at Right Wing News. Archaeologists who have been busily digging into a massive mound in southern Jordan for the last ten years are growing increasingly convinced that they have located the city of Sodom, famously known in the Bible for having been struck down by God due to the sinful ways of its residents. While there aren’t any postcards with “Welcome to Sodom” emblazoned in neon, the ruins are definitely the remains of a massive city-state which thrived from...
  • Earthquake sank Port Royal "...the earth opened and swallowed up people before my face...

    06/07/2015 7:36:26 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 31 replies
    Port Royal was called "the richest and wickedest city in the world" or "the Sodom of the New World." Suddenly, JUNE 7, 1692, an earthquake and tsunami sank Port Royal under the sea, followed by violent aftershocks...
  • The Drought Goes From Bad To Catastrophic

    08/02/2014 5:50:31 AM PDT · by blam · 65 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8-2-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 08/01/2014 As we previously commented, when scientists start using phrases such as "the worst drought" and "as bad as you can imagine" to describe what is going on in the western half of the country, you know that things are bad. However, in recent weeks the dreadful situation in California has gone from bad to catastrophic as the U.S. Drought Monitor reported that more than half of the state is now in experiencing 'exceptional' drought, the most severe category available. And most of the state – 81% – currently has one of the two most intense levels of...
  • Large asteroid heading to Earth? Pray, says NASA

    03/19/2013 7:28:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 101 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/19/13 | Irene klotz - Reuters
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA chief Charles Bolden has advice on how to handle a large asteroid headed toward New York City: Pray. That's about all the United States - or anyone for that matter - could do at this point about unknown asteroids and meteors that may be on a collision course with Earth, Bolden told lawmakers at a U.S. House of Representatives Science Committee hearing on Tuesday. An asteroid estimated to be have been about 55 feet in diameter exploded on February 15 over Chelyabinsk, Russia, generating shock waves that shattered windows and damaged buildings. More than...
  • 2 Centuries After New Madrid Quakes, What's Next?

    12/16/2011 5:45:35 PM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies
    AP via ABC ^ | 12/16/11 | ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press
    The United States was still a young nation when three major earthquakes rocked the central Mississippi River valley in the winter of 1811-1812. Chimneys fell, the earth heaved and church bells rang hundreds of miles away, set off by the powerful vibrations from what is now called the New Madrid Seismic Zone. As farmland rolled and shuddered, the shock waves spread as far as New York and the Carolinas. Now on the 200th anniversary of those devastating quakes, some seismologists are warning that the region should be on guard because of the risk that another "Big One" could strike the...
  • Inscribed Bricks Unearthed South Of Iran (1100BC)

    11/29/2004 12:26:38 PM PST · by blam · 60 replies · 1,642+ views
    Net Iran ^ | 11-23-2004
    Date Added:Nov 24 2004Inscribed Bricks Unearthed South of Iran Iran-11/23/2004 In the latest round of archeological excavations at the historical site of Enshan, Fars province, Iranian and American archeologists have unearthed several inscribed bricks and a seal dating back to the mid-Elamite era (1100 BC).Enshan is regarded as one of the capitals of the Elamites and is rich in cultural heritage artifacts ranging from the Elamite to the Achamenid era (3500 BC to 500 AD). Dr. Kamyar Abdi, an instructor of Dartmouth College in the United States told Cultural Heritage News (CHN) agency that in the course of excavations in...
  • Historic site in Iran turned into garbage dump, official complains

    08/24/2004 8:47:00 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 17 replies · 517+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | August 25 2004 | Anon
    TEHRAN (AFP) -- One of Iran's main historical sites, the ancient Elamite capital of Susa, has been used for the secret nightly dumping of rubbish by the local municipality, a culture official in the area told AFP Tuesday. "We have filed several complaints against the municipality, but it firmly denies its workers have ever done such a thing -- even though they have been frequently spotted by our guards," said the head of the Cultural Heritage Organization in Shush, the modern name for Susa. But the official, Mahdi Qanbari, also complained that the municipality was also planning to build a...
  • Ongoing Excavation of Sodom: Homosexual Adoption and breaking the Everlasting Covenant [Isaiah 24]

    02/22/2015 3:38:23 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 32 replies
    Wrestlers of Faith ^ | 1/26/2015 | J.Northrup
    As I write this article, the ancient city of Sodom is being excavated on the Northeast tip of the Dead Sea in Jordan. The Site is called the Tell el-Hammam Excavation Project led by Dr. Steven Collins of Trinity Southwest University, College of Archaeology. The project has uncovered evidence of an advanced society replete with Greek architecture, art, and an advanced economy. There is also evidence of a cataclysmic event, similar to a nuclear type explosion, that leveled the city at one point in its history. After the cataclysmic event, perhaps the most significant finding is the similarity of Sodom...
  • Excavation of Sodom: Homosexual Adoption and breaking the Everlasting Covenant [Isaiah 24]

    04/29/2015 12:22:31 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    Wrestlers of Faith ^ | 1/26/2015 | Jamie Northrup
    As I write this article, the ancient city of Sodom is being excavated on the Northeast tip of the Dead Sea in Jordan. The Site is called the Tell el-Hammam Excavation Project, led by Dr. Steven Collins of Trinity Southwest University, College of Archaeology. The excavation project has uncovered evidence of an advanced society replete with Greek architecture, art, and an advanced economy. There is also evidence of a cataclysmic event, similar to a nuclear type explosion, that leveled the city at one point in its history. After the cataclysmic event, perhaps the most significant finding is the relation to...
  • Possible site of ancient Sodom yields more finds

    09/29/2015 12:42:54 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 58 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Monday, September 28, 2015 | editors
    But based on the excavated evidence, the city’s Bronze Age heyday seems to have nevertheless come to a sudden, inexplicable end toward the end of the Middle Bronze Age—and the ancient city became a relative wasteland for 700 years, for the most part void of human habitation. The comparatively paltry or lack of Late Bronze Age material is a testament to this, with the same pattern shown in the smaller, nearby sites. A strange development, thinks Collins, for a great city-state that flourished even through the catastrophic climate changes that arguably led to the collapse of the great cities of...
  • Archaeologists discover possible ruins of ancient Sodom in the Holy Land

    10/03/2015 9:00:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Week ^ | September 29, 2015 | Becca Stanek
    The long-lost Biblical city of Sodom — a city that the Bible claims was destroyed by God because of its immorality — may finally have been found. Archaeologists have uncovered a slew of monumental structures and artifacts in a Jordan Valley mound known as Tall el-Hammam offering evidence of a city-state that is believed to have thrived during the Bronze Age when other Holy Land cities were being abandoned or were in decline. Based on the location, dates of occupation, and the remains of other ancient cities nearby, archaeologists think it's the best candidate yet for what was once Sodom....
  • Archaeologist Believes Remains of Sodom’s Fiery Destruction Have Been Found

    10/07/2015 4:56:32 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 48 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 10/5/2015 | Garrett Haley
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – An experienced archaeologist who has spent a decade searching for the ancient ruins of Sodom is now confident that his team has located the ill-fated biblical city and evidence of its sudden destruction. Dr. Steven Collins is a distinguished professor of Archaeology at Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque and is also dean of the school’s College of Archaeology & Biblical History. In addition to writing dozens of scholarly books and journal articles, Collins frequently visits the Middle East, where he participates in ongoing archaeological research. Since 2005, Collins has led excavations in the southern Jordan Valley in...

    10/11/2015 2:34:49 PM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Ancient Mysteries ^ | October 11, 2015 | Staff
    A team of archaeologists working on a 10-year excavation near the Dead Sea believe they have unearthed the remains of the ancient city of Sodom, detailed in the book of Genesis. This startling discovery was not only done by using the Bible to locate the city, much of the findings confirm the Biblical account of a once-thriving, wealthy metropolis that met sudden, swift destruction as it burned to the ground from a super-powerful explosive force. The findings continue the steady stream of ancient evidence that continues to confirm the accuracy of the Holy Bible. Making The Case For Sodom’s Discovery​...
  • Evidence for Major Impact Events in the late Third Millennium BC

    09/04/2002 4:48:54 PM PDT · by vannrox · 90 replies · 15,336+ views
    The Climax of a Turbulent Millennium: Evidence for Major Impact Events in the late Third Millennium BC Timo Niroma, Helsinki, Finland The First Intermediate PeriodThe Curse of AkkadTroy IIgThird Millennium BC Climate Change and Old World CollapseNatural Catastrophes during Bronze Age Civilisations Two separate cataclysmsSodom and GomorrahWhere did the impacts occur? The First Intermediate Period Selections from "The Egyptians" by C. Aldred (London 1987). "At this distance of time, the overthrow of the Old Kingdom at the end of the Sixth Dynasty has all the appearance of being sudden and complete. "Recent research has attributed the abrupt nature of...
  • Jordan site may be Biblical city of Sodom

    05/10/2006 10:25:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies · 422+ views
    El Defensor Chieftain Reporter ^ | Wednesday, May 10, 2006 | Argen Duncan
    He is having a number of people, including New Mexico Tech scientists, examine the potsherd to determine what the glaze is. Material engineers at the site said it looks like Trinitite, the substance materials such as sand turn into when subjected to a nuclear blast. However, Collins said he isn't suggesting a nuclear blast hit the site. He doesn't know the cause, but suspects a comet strike or electrical event.
  • The Cave Of Lot's Seduction And The Monestary It Inspired

    10/25/2004 7:59:47 AM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 1,081+ views
    Daily Star ^ | 10-25-2004 | Konstantine D. Politis
    The Cave Of Lot's Seduction And The Monestary It InspiredBy konstantine D. Politis Special to The Daily Star Monday, October 25, 2004The cave of Lot's seduction and the monastery it inspired Jordanian site of Deir Ain Abata testifies to a thriving Byzantine and Umayyad-era Christian community Amman: The ruins were first discovered during an archaeological survey at the south-east end of the Dead Sea in 1986, near a spring named Ain Abata. After further investigations it was evident that the site - near today's Ghor al-Safi, the biblical city of Zoara - was none other that the Sanctuary of Agios...
  • Transsexuals announce legal action against Mexico's Cardinal

    09/03/2015 7:04:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 9/3/15 | Christopher Gillibrand
    Debate about legal recognition of homosexuals and transsexuals. In Mexico, a transgender organization has announced a lawsuit against Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera. "Pro Diana" founder, Diana Sanchez Barrios accuses the Archbishop of Mexico City, of discrimination according to the news portal "Proceso" (Wednesday local time) . Sanchez claimed that Rivera had spoken in the past in a dismissive and insulting manner about homosexuals and transsexuals. The aim of the action is all over the country to achieve legal recognition of homosexuals and transsexuals. Rivera dismissed all allegations. Such verbal attacks as she makes on him were forbidden him by the...
  • McConnell: Defunding Planned Parenthood must wait for new president

    09/01/2015 11:48:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 1, 2015 | Peter Sullivan
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says that defunding Planned Parenthood will have to wait for a new commander in chief in 2017. “The president’s made it very clear he’s not going to sign any bill that includes defunding of Planned Parenthood, so that’s another issue that awaits a new president, hopefully with a different point of view about Planned Parenthood,” McConnell said Monday on the Kentucky station WYMT’s “Issues and Answers.” Defunding Planned Parenthood has become a leading cause among some Republicans in the wake of controversial undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the price of fetal tissue...
  • Ky. County Clerks Association will propose removing clerks' names from marriage licenses

    08/26/2015 8:16:04 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/26/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT — The Kentucky County Clerks Association will propose removing clerks’ names from the document in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage. Overturning the state’s ban on same-sex marriage has prompted Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and two others to deny licenses to all couples, drawing a federal lawsuit against Davis as well as calls to change the licensing process. Leslie County Clerk James Lewis, chairman of the association’s elections committee, told reporters Tuesday that his group is drafting “a simple solution” to the matter. “You would have the county and the county seat listed...
  • Naming the Demons of Ireland and Great Britain

    08/25/2015 5:53:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Catholic Voice (IE) ^ | 8/25/15 | Deacon Nick Donnelly
    A friend recently went through statements published by the Irish Bishops’ Conference between 2012 and 2015 to examine the language the bishops used about morality, especially in response to the initiatives of the Enda Kenny government. During this period the Irish government legalised both the killing of unborn babies through abortion and the treatment of homosexuality as equivalent with heterosexuality through so called same-sex "marriage". The statements from the Bishops’ Conference show the Irish bishops failing to name the evil of abortion and homosexual sex even though the Second Vatican Council named abortion an “unspeakable crime” (Gaudium et Spes, 50)...
  • Lawmakers to Kerry: Yank Visas for Diplomats’ Spouses from Countries that Don’t Allow Gay Spouses

    07/28/2015 7:04:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/28/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    One hundred and twenty-five members of Congress asked Secretary of State John Kerry in a letter Monday to deny visas to diplomats’ spouses if the envoys come from a country that doesn’t recognize same-sex spouses of State Department personnel. House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) led the letter, which got one GOP signature — Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), who has a transgender son. The lawmakers argued that countries not granting accreditation to same-sex spouses of American foreign service...
  • McConnell:Gay Marriage Is 'Law of the Land' for Congress, Too'says there's not much Congress can do'

    07/01/2015 10:09:32 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 131 replies
    newsmax ^ | 7/1/15 | c coren
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there's not much Congress can do in the wake of the ruling by the Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage. In an interview Tuesday night on Kentucky television station WDRB, McConnell restated that he still holds to the traditional view of marriage. "I’ve always felt that marriage is between one man and one woman and the Supreme Court has held otherwise. That’s the law of the land," the Kentucky Republican said. When he was asked if there is anything Congress can do, he answered: "I don’t think so. I think the courts have pretty well...
  • David Harsanyi: Was I Wrong To Support Gay Marriage?

    06/30/2015 8:17:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 30, 2015 | David Harsanyi, senior editor
    If same-sex marriage is used to pummel religious Americans into submission, it will be a disaster. I’ve supported same-sex marriage ever since I first heard the idea. And when I became a political columnist in the early 2000s—despite being the “conservative” at a good-sized newspaper—I was the only one at the paper (as far as I can recall) who unequivocally backed gay marriage publicly. Though I wasn’t gullible enough to believe I’d be persuading many readers, I was gullible enough to believe that my allies in the cause were merely concerned with “equality.” As we dig out from the avalanche...
  • 'Trans and queer' illegals hold 'die-in' at White House

    06/30/2015 12:25:05 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 30, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Undocumented "trans and queer leaders" held a "die-in" by the White House Tuesday to demand an end in detention of lesbian, gay, bisxexual, transgendered and queer illegal immigrants. [Snip] The group said in a release that "Advocates will descend on the White House to cap off Pride month, protesting President Obama's policy of detaining lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer immigrants where they face well documented abuses at rates many times those of the general population."
  • Does your church ban gay marriage? Then it should start paying taxes.

    06/30/2015 6:19:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 88 replies
    Fusion ^ | June 29, 2015 | Feliz Simon
    It’s difficult to see how the nationwide legalization of gay marriage could have any kind of significant negative repercussions for anybody who’s not gay. Difficult – but not impossible. Because now that the US government formally recognizes marriage equality as a fundamental right, it really shouldn’t skew the tax code so as to give millions of dollars in tax breaks to groups which remain steadfastly bigoted on the subject. I’m talking, of course, about churches.
  • Gay men blow kisses, taunting guy in ‘Ask Me About Jesus’ shirt; watch his reaction

    06/29/2015 6:09:55 PM PDT · by Jacvin · 54 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 6/29/2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    The Supreme Court’s decision Friday that same sex marriages are constitutionally guaranteed hasn’t brought the love out from the left — it’s brought out their hate. And it’s disgusting. Jeffrey Luscombe, who describes himself as a gay, Canadian freelance writer, thought it was humorous when a black man, wearing an “Ask Me About Jesus” sweatshirt, was blown kisses by a group of men as he tried to make his way through a gay pride event.
  • Army Gen. Randy Taylor introduces his husband at Pentagon Gay Pride event

    06/09/2015 12:51:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 151 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Updated: 3:14 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 | By Rowan Scarborough
    A married Army general on Tuesday introduced his spouse at a Pentagon event that featured lots of top brass, including Defense Secretary Ashton Carter as the keynote speaker. What made this seemingly routine introduction noteworthy is that Brig. Gen. Randy S. Taylor introduced his husband, Lucas. “My husband Lucas is sitting up front here,” Gen. Taylor said of the man in the same row as Mr. Carter, Army Secretary John McHugh and other senior officials. He said Lucas has subjugated his own career to support the general’s frequent moves over an 18-year relationship.
  • Can Gays And Devout Christians Coexist In America? Part 1

    06/08/2015 6:03:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/08/2015 | By Dan McLaughlin
    Can gays and Christians co-exist in America? As the saying goes, “Can this marriage be saved?” I still hope the answer is yes. But for now, it is very much up in the air—and the answer is no longer in Christians’ hands. This is a provocative thesis on a sensitive topic, one many of us would rather not face. I had long hoped not to return to writing at any length about this issue, especially not when conservatives are winning so many other arguments these days, and this is one that persuades few people who have not already made up...
  • Can a Sincere Christian be a "Practicing Homosexual"

    05/26/2015 7:08:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    SBM Ministries ^ | 05/26/2015
    Q&A. Christian Apologist Ravi Zacharias responds to an audience's question: Can a Sincere Christian be a "Practicing Homosexual" CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO OF HIS REPONSE
  • Churches Brace for Same-Sex Marriage Ruling from Supreme Court

    04/29/2015 10:13:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/29/2015 | Tamara Audi
    Arguments over same-sex marriage played out in the U.S. Supreme Courton Tuesday, but many religious groups opposed to gay marriage aren’t waiting for a ruling. A court ruling expected two months from now could sanction same-sex marriage nationwide. In anticipation, some congregations and religious advocacy groups are re-emphasizing their teachings on marriage, fine-tuning their approach to gays and lesbians and bracing for legal battles and public criticism. “The outcome of this decision will shape the landscape of the church’s ministry in the U.S. for generations to come,” wrote Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the...
  • Ready for the marriage apocalypse? [Prov 30, Rev 19]

    04/14/2015 3:50:13 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/7/2015 | Carol Costello
    (CNN)The marriage apocalypse may be coming. Talk to any millennial and you can envision an America virtually marriage-free, with everyone happily single. I did. And I do. Recently, I talked about marriage with a group of journalism students from my alma mater, Kent State University. They came to me for career advice, which I gave them, but I also picked their brains about politics, religion and marriage. Their views on marriage intrigued me the most. 'Cause, guess what? They don't care what your generation thinks -- they'll get married if and when they want. "I didn't go to college for...
  • Tolerance is over

    03/31/2015 9:18:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 69 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | March 31, 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The world is going nuts. I have often felt a bit like Cassandra, but … Cassandra was right.Here is another take.From the pen of John Zmirak at The Stream with my emphases and comments: The expected Supreme Court decision imposing on 50 states an entirely newunderstanding of marriage, and the frenzy of hatred that gay activists have stoked against Indiana for trying to shelter religious believers from crippling lawsuits should wake us to a cold and stark reality: The age of tolerance in America is vanishing before your eyes. The question is how Christians and other people of faith and good will...
  • White House backs Pentagon chief on transgender troops

    02/23/2015 11:15:16 AM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | Martin Matishak
    The White House on Monday backed Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's remark that transgender people should not be precluded from military service because of their sexual identity. “The president agrees with the sentiment that all Americans who are qualified to serve, should be able to serve,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said during a press briefing. “For that reason, we here at the White House welcome the comments from the Secretary of Defense,” he added. On Sunday, Carter said he was “very open minded” about the idea of transgender people serving in the military. “I don't think anything but their...
  • Adults Raised by Gay Couples Speak Out Against Gay ‘Marriage’ in Federal Court

    01/24/2015 7:50:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 23, 2015 - 4:24 PM | Lauretta Brown
    Four adult children of same-sex parents have submitted amicus curiae briefs in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals asking that it oppose the legalization of same-sex “marriage.” The Court, in New Orleans, La., heard arguments on Jan. 9 as it considers whether to uphold traditional marriage—defined as being between one man and one woman—in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. B.N. Klein, Robert Oscar Lopez, Dawn Stefanowicz, and Katy Faust all grew up with homosexual parents. All four argued that redefining marriage to include same-sex couples would harm children by depriving them of a mother or father. …
  • Christian Man Asks Thirteen Gay Bakeries To Bake Him Pro-Traditional Marriage Cake,

    12/22/2014 12:43:45 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 12/21/14 | Theodore Shoebat
    And Is Denied Service By All Of Them Say that “Bestiality Is Wrong” or “Polygamy Is Wrong” and it’s not considered hate speech, but if you have the opinion that “Gay Marriage Is Wrong” the whole world jumps up and down screaming “racism” “bigotry” and “hatred”. This is becoming the politically-correct norm, but no matter what one argues, this is suppressing free speech. No one targeted pro-gay bakeries, but gay activists target Christian bakeries. “Support Gay Marriage” is one Christian bakery was sued for refusing to put that slogan on a cake for an event to support the gay...
  • Incest a 'fundamental right', German committee says

    09/24/2014 11:57:13 AM PDT · by redreno · 67 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 09/24/2014 | By Justin Huggler, Berlin
    Laws banning incest between brothers and sisters in Germany could be scraped after a government ethics committee said the they were an unacceptable intrusion into the right to sexual self-determination. “Criminal law is not the appropriate means to preserve a social taboo,” the German Ethics Council said in a statement. “The fundamental right of adult siblings to sexual self-determination is to be weighed more heavily than the abstract idea of protection of the family.” Their intervention follows a notorious case in which a brother and sister living as partners in Saxony had four children together. The couple had been raised...
  • Gay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain future

    08/23/2014 9:34:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 23, 2014 10:33 AM EDT | Matt Hamilton
    Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open. Some are doing aggressive online advertising and community outreach. Others tout their upscale amenities like plush towels and marble baths. A bathhouse in Ohio has even added hotel rooms and a nightclub. […] In the heyday of bathhouses in the late 1970s, there were nearly 200 gay bathhouses in cities across the U.S., but by 1990, the total had dropped to approximately 90, according to Damron, the publisher of an annual gay travel guide. In the last decade, bathhouses,...
  • Archbishop Cordileone doubles down on gay marriage stance

    06/19/2014 7:07:20 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 43 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 6/19/14 | C. W. Nevius
    Same-sex marriage isn't a debate in San Francisco. It's state law. Same-sex marriages take place every day in the city, including at City Hall. That's why, despite all the heat he's getting, it is puzzling that San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone continues to stubbornly insist on speaking at the March for Marriage on Thursday in Washington, D.C. A long list of local politicians and community leaders, including Mayor Ed Lee, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, have signed letters imploring Cordileone not to participate in the divisive, politically charged event. *** Cordileone is flying across the country as...
  • Houston Eliminates Gender-Based Restrooms

    06/05/2014 3:39:00 PM PDT · by kingattax · 59 replies
    VIDEO AT LINKIt’s now legal for men to use women’s bathrooms, showers, and dressing facilities – and vice-versa – thanks to the passing of the Equal Rights Ordinance in Houston, TX last Wednesday night. Mayor Parker, Houston’s first openly gay mayor, called it “most personally meaningful thing I will ever do as mayor.” The ordinance’s stated goal is to eliminate discrimination in housing and employment for gays, transgenders – 14-characteristics in total – including race, ethnicity, age, religion and disability. Opponents have 30 days to attain more than 17,000 petition signatures to appeal the decision. Careful next time you venture...
  • On Harvey Milk Day, San Franciscans Rush To Buy USPS Stamp Of Slain Gay Rights Leader

    05/22/2014 11:36:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | May 22, 2014
    Long lines have formed in front of a U.S. Post Office in San Francisco’s Castro District this morning as supporters of assassinated city Supervisor Harvey Milk rush to get a stamp dedicated to the gay rights leader, a postal service spokesman said. The stamp with Milk’s laughing face, name and a small strip of the rainbow flag, first became available this morning at post offices throughout San Francisco and nationwide. Gay civil rights activist Cleve Jones is at the Castro District post office, located at 4304 18th St., along with filmmaker Dustin Lance Black, who wrote the 2008 movie about...
  • Arkansas clerk issues 1st gay marriage license

    05/10/2014 11:06:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2014 12:29 PM EDT | Christina Huynh
    Two women were married on a sidewalk outside a county courthouse in Arkansas on Saturday, breaking a barrier that state voters put in place with a constitutional amendment 10 years ago. A day after Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza said the ban was “an unconstitutional attempt to narrow the definition of equality,” Kristin Seaton, 27, and Jennifer Rambo, 26, exchanged vows at an impromptu ceremony, officiated by a woman in a rainbow-colored dress.The couple had spent the night in their Ford Focus after traveling to Eureka Springs from their home at Fort Smith, and was the first of about...
  • A Bishop’s Decision to Divorce (Gene Robinson explains his decision to "divorce")

    05/05/2014 12:32:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 05/05/2014 | Bishop Gene Robinson
    Life is hard. And it just keeps on coming, ready or not. Somewhere inside me, I guess I thought that life in “retirement” would be more peaceful, easier somehow. But I am also not naďve enough to believe it for long. Recently, my partner and husband of 25-plus years and I decided to get divorced. While the details of our situation will remain appropriately private, I am seeking to be as open and honest in the midst of this decision as I have been in other dramatic moments of my life—coming out in 1986, falling in love, and accepting the...
  • Court rules lesbian chef is owed $1.6M after boss prayed to 'cure her of her sexuality'

    04/01/2014 6:54:50 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 69 replies
    upi ^ | March 31, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    A New York appeals court has affirmed a lower court’s 2012 ruling that a lesbian chef is owed $1.6 million for being forced to attend weekly prayer meetings where her boss would regularly warn that "gay people" were "going to go to hell." Mirella Salemi sued Gloria's Tribeca Inc., Gloria's Tribecamex and principal owner Edward Globokar for violations of the New York City Human Rights Law after a string of incidents that occurred between 2004 and 2007. Gloria's Tribeca is a Mexican restaurant. Salemi was awarded $400,000 in compensatory damages and $1.2 million in punitive damages in what her lawyer,...
  • ‘In-your-face sexuality is the point of the damn thing’: Toronto columnist on nudity at Pride

    03/11/2014 11:08:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    life site news ^ | Thaddeus Baklinski
    TORONTO, March 11, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The thin veneer of Toronto’s annual homosexual parade, ostensibly promoted as "family friendly," has been further chipped away by a mainstream media columnist who insists that “in-your-face sexuality is the point of the damn thing." "Ultimately, there are worse things than seeing a penis flopping down Yonge Street," Canada.com News Editor Lauren Strapagiel wrote in an article attacking the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) trustees who raised questions about the legality of public nudity at the pride parade. The Toronto District School Board's float at the annual Pride parade. Strapagiel called the trustees' concern...
  • BSA closer to gay leadership, Easley says

    03/08/2014 3:55:34 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 60 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Mar 7, 2014 | Diana Chandler
    ORLANDO, Fla. (BP) -- The Walt Disney Company is playing into the hands of Boy Scouts of America by cutting donations to BSA, giving the Scouts greater public leverage to accept gay leaders, Atlanta area pastor Ernest Easley said today (March 7). Disney in February joined a growing list of companies who have cut financial support to BSA because of the Scouts' ban on openly gay leaders. Such pressure will make it easier for BSA to open Scout leadership to gay men, said Easley, pastor of Roswell Street Baptist Church and chairman of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee. "Walt...
  • Georgia, Mississippi Follow Arizona by Blocking Bills Seen as Anti-Gay

    02/28/2014 7:19:26 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 78 replies
    Time.com ^ | 02/28/2014 | David Winograd
    Less than 24 hours after Arizona’s governor vetoed a bill that had been criticized as anti-gay, similar legislation in Georgia and Mississippi are hitting new roadblocks. Georgia state senator Josh McKoon conceded on Thursday that support for his religious-freedom bill is evaporating, 11Alive Atlanta reports. He told the Huffington Post that a committee vote on his legislation, previously scheduled for next Monday, has been taken off the calendar. McKoon said his bill merely protects religious rights of Georgia residents, but critics argued it would allow business owners to refuse services to gays based on religious beliefs. In Mississippi, the state...
  • (Effin') Kerry to Uganda: Repeal anti-gay law — or else

    02/24/2014 4:02:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/24/14 | Julian Pecquet
    Secretary of State John Kerry demanded Monday that Uganda “repeal” its new anti-gay law and warned that the State Department has begun a “review” of U.S. assistance to the impoverished East African nation. “This is a tragic day for Uganda and for all who care about the cause of human rights,” Kerry said in a statement. “Ultimately, the only answer is repeal of this law.” President Yoweri Museveni signed into law on Monday legislation enacting tough prison sentences for homosexual acts, which were already illegal in Uganda. Kerry threatened to cut the more than $400 million the country receives in...
  • It’s Over: Gay Marriage Can’t Lose in the Court: A perfect record for equality post-Windsor.

    02/14/2014 10:59:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Slate ^ | February 14, 2014 | David S. Cohen and Dahlia Lithwick
    “We made a commitment to each other in our love and lives, and now had the legal commitment, called marriage, to match. Isn't that what marriage is? ... I have lived long enough now to see big changes. The older generation's fears and prejudices have given way, and today's young people realize that if someone loves someone they have a right to marry. Surrounded as I am now by wonderful children and grandchildren, not a day goes by that I don't think of Richard and our love, our right to marry, and how much it meant to me to have...

    01/27/2014 4:18:11 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 20 replies
    http://www.equalityforall.net ^ | September 13 2014 | EFA
    E.F.A. will be spearheading an international effort to name February 1st, ‘International Zoophile-Rights/Beastiality-Rights Day!’