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  • How a pro-Palestinian American reporter changed his views on Israel and the conflict

    02/19/2017 10:46:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 15, 2017 12:17 | Hunter Stuart
    … Before I moved to Jerusalem, I was very pro-Palestinian. Almost everyone I knew was. I grew up Protestant in a quaint, politically correct New England town; almost everyone around me was liberal. And being liberal in America comes with a pantheon of beliefs: You support pluralism, tolerance and diversity. You support gay rights, access to abortion and gun control. The belief that Israel is unjustly bullying the Palestinians is an inextricable part of this pantheon. Most progressives in the US view Israel as an aggressor, oppressing the poor noble Arabs who are being so brutally denied their freedom. […]...
  • Why can't a woman be more like a trans?

    02/19/2017 10:28:05 AM PST · by independentmind · 9 replies
    Minding the Campus ^ | Feb. 13, 2017 | Daphne Patai
    The dislocation of reality continues apace, helped by academics who think renaming things can induce the physical world to alter its course. On the Women’s Studies List, which has existed for more than 25 years and has over 5,000 subscribers, yet another acrimonious discussion recently unfolded about who is excluding whom. Turns out some trans feminists don’t understand why some women don’t embrace their new label of “cisgender.” As one post helpfully explained: why should anyone object? “Cisgender” merely means “non-transgender.” Those objecting are seen as determined to conform to the dominant society. Evidently, margins and centers still exist, but...
  • NBA All-Star Game Ticket Prices Plunge: Location Change to Blame?

    02/19/2017 7:05:35 AM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Fox Business ^ | February 17, 2017 | Thomas Barrabi
    Ticket prices are plunging as this weekend’s NBA All-Star festivities kick off in New Orleans, six months after the league relocated the annual showcase event from its original site in Charlotte in protest of North Carolina’s controversial transgender bathroom law. As of Friday morning, the cheapest available seat for Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center cost $184, according to data compiled by TicketIQ, a resale market ticket aggregator. That number is a 71% decrease from last year in Toronto, when the cheapest ticket on the Friday before the game cost $644. The plunge may not be over...
  • Milo Yiannopoulos Tapped as Keynote Speaker at Conservative Political Action Conference (Exclusive)

    02/18/2017 12:06:23 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 123 replies
    Milo Yiannopoulos is about to go mainstream Republican, sort of, grabbing himself a keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference next month. The Washington gathering, known as CPAC, is the premiere event for established conservatives. This year’s speakers include Vice President Mike Pence, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, as well as media personalities like Lou Dobbs and Mark Levin. None of the 60 or so confirmed speakers, though, will have more stage time than Yianoppoulos at this year’s event, which runs Feb. 22-25 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention...
  • DESECRATING AMERICAN FLAG IS FREE SPEECH, BURNING GAY PRIDE FLAG IS A FELONY HATE CRIME

    02/18/2017 4:42:31 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    DownTrend ^ | SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 | BRIAN ANDERSON
    Desecrating American Flag Is Free Speech, Burning Gay Pride Flag Is A Felony Hate Crime September 1, 2016| by Brian Anderson I found a couple of stories today that show how effed up our priorities are in this country. A man was charged with petty vandalism for destroying several American flags, and that charge has absolutely nothing to do with his actual destruction of an American flag. Meanwhile another man was convicted of a felony hate crime for burning a gay pride rainbow flag.First we head to New York where a man stole and desecrated several American flags according to...
  • Susan Sarandon: ‘My Sexual Orientation Is Up For Grabs’

    02/16/2017 5:15:40 PM PST · by drewh · 74 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | feb 17 2017 ast | by JEROME HUDSON
    Susan Sarandon opened up about her sexual orientation in an interview admitted that she might be attracted to both men and women. “My sexual orientation is up for grabs, I guess you could say,” the 70-year-old actress said. Sarandon is currently promoting her new upcoming FX television series, Feud, which will explore the behind-the-scenes battles between actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford during the filming of the 1962 psychological thriller 'What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?' Sarandon, who broke off her 23-year relationship with actor Tim Robbins, said she hasn’t received many “offers” to date recently. “I haven’t really had...
  • Susan Sarandon tells gay website her sexuality is ‘up for grabs’

    02/17/2017 8:02:39 PM PST · by llevrok · 62 replies
    washington times ^ | 2/16/2017 | Ken Shepherd
    Self-described “serial monogamist” Susan Sarandon recently told a gay website her sexuality was “up for grabs.” “Is your sexuality more or less rigid these days? Basically, should we be welcoming you to the family?” an interviewer with PrideSource.com asked the 70-year-old actress in an interview published Tuesday. “Well, I’m a serial monogamist, so I haven’t really had a large dating career,” Ms. Sarandon answered. “I married Chris Sarandon when I was 20, and that went on for quite a while — each of my relationships have. I haven’t exactly been in the midst of a lot of offers of any...
  • NBA joins NFL in warning Texas over proposed 'bathroom bill'

    02/17/2017 6:04:51 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 17, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The NBA is warning Texas over a proposed "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people that is similar to a North Carolina law that prompted the league to move the All-Star Game out of that state. The NBA on Friday joined the NFL in suggesting that Texas will be overlooked for future big events if lawmakers pass a bill requiring people to use bathrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificate. NBA spokesman Mike Bass says an environment where people are treated "fairly and equally" weighs heavily when the league chooses host locations. Texas has three...
  • Senate OKs gay conversion therapy ban (NM Dem Legislature on a roll)

    02/17/2017 4:20:40 PM PST · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 16, 2017 | Dan McKay and Dan Boyd
    SANTA FE – A bill that would make New Mexico the latest state to limit gay conversion therapy is headed to the state House. The Senate approved the bill 32-6 Thursday, after several Republican senators questioned whether it would target religious teachings. Sen. Jacob Candelaria, D-Albuquerque, the sponsor of Senate Bill 121 and the first openly gay man to be elected to the Senate, insisted it would not, saying it would merely make it illegal to be paid for providing conversion therapy to someone under 18 years old.
  • Milo Yiannopoulos Says He Will Start Gay Conversion Therapy

    02/17/2017 4:02:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | February 17, 2017 | Aric Mitchell
    Milo Yiannopoulos, the gay conservative and figurehead of the so-called “alt-right” movement, is set to appear on Real Time with Bill Maher, the controversial political talk show from HBO, on Friday night (Feb. 17). During the broadcast, he will go toe-to-toe with the former host of Politically Incorrect who is an outspoken Trump critic and was once even the target of a lawsuit from the current President. Milo has had a meteoric rise in the last two years, breaking into the mainstream for a series of controversial comments that eventually got him banned from Twitter. While Yiannopoulos claims no responsibility...
  • NBA joins NFL to warn Texas over transgender bathroom bill

    02/17/2017 2:08:59 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 85 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | February 17, 2017 | By Lauren McGaughy
    AUSTIN - Put the NBA on the growing list of sports organizations warning Texas over its proposed transgender bathroom bill. In a statement to the Houston Chronicle last week, Spokesman Mike Bass said the NBA weighs a number of factors before choosing where to hold major events, including how fans and athletes will be treated. "We consider a wide range of factors when making decisions about host locations for league-wide events like the All-Star Game — foremost among them is ensuring the environment where those who participate and attend are treated fairly and equally," Bass said. The NBA has come...
  • What Happened to This Florist is Wrong!

    02/17/2017 1:54:32 PM PST · by Maudeen · 16 replies
    What happened to this florist is wrong! Created On: Friday, February 17, 2017 9:23 AM You may have heard that our friend Barronelle Stutzman lost her case at the Washington state Supreme Court yesterday. Barronelle is the florist from Richland, Washington, who declined to participate in a homosexual wedding ceremony because she said her Christian faith would not allow her to do so. For this the state of Washington came down on her with a lawsuit saying she could not deny her services to LGBT members, even if it violated her religious convictions.
  • The State Of Texas Will Be Banning Transgender Bathrooms, The NFL Is Now Threatening Texas(tr)

    02/17/2017 1:44:27 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 71 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 02/17/2017 | Theodore Shoebat
    The NFL Is Now Threatening Texas, But The Governor Of Texas Tells The NFL To Go Straight To Hell! A coalition of pastors known as the Texas Pastor Council that spearheaded the defeat of Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance, known also as the “Bathroom Bill,” is now taking aim at the National Football League after the organization threatened to make Texas pay if the state passes a proposed transgender bathroom law introduced last month. Senate Bill 6, one of Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s legislative priorities, would require everyone to use bathrooms in public schools, government buildings and public universities based...
  • Refusing to service Gay Wedding, Washington florist ready to take religious liberty case to SCOTUS

    02/17/2017 10:26:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/17/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    A Washington florist who refused to participate in a same-sex wedding lost a unanimous decision yesterday at the state Supreme Court. The 9-0 ruling rejected her claim to a First Amendment right to exercise her right to religious liberty in favor of the state’s anti-discrimination law. The next step for Barronelle Stutzman will be the US Supreme Court, as KIRO reported lat night:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The Associated Press has more details on the next steps. Stutzman’s legal counsel insists that the First Amendment allows for free exercise of religion, and that commerce does not limit it....
  • 6 False Teachings Bringing Deceptive Darkness Into the Church

    02/17/2017 7:01:56 AM PST · by metmom · 105 replies
    CharismaNews ^ | Feb 8,2017
    Since that very moment in the Garden of Eden when a single bite shattered the harmony of the world, man has tried to make his own way, be his own master, and set up his own kingdom. It's nothing new. Nevertheless, if we want to be faithful followers of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in this day and age, we must be alert and ready to boldly stand against the spirit of the age that seeks to modify the message of Christ, undermine His power to set us free from sin, repaint Christ's picture to make Him more acceptable...
  • Christian florist loses religious liberty case, will appeal to US Supreme Court

    02/17/2017 4:41:38 AM PST · by GonzoII · 22 replies
    CNA ^ | Feb 16 2017 | Matt Hadro
    Seattle, Wash., Feb 16, 2017 / 03:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Washington state florist must pay fines and legal costs for conscientiously objecting to serving a same-sex wedding, as the state’s supreme court upheld a lower court’s decision on Thursday. “It’s wrong for the state to force any citizen to support a particular view about marriage or anything else against their will. Freedom of speech and religion aren’t subject to the whim of a majority; they are constitutional guarantees,” Kristin Waggoner, senior counsel with the group Alliance Defending Freedom who argued the case before the Washington Supreme Court, stated Feb....
  • Trump Kills It! Tells CNN They Are Full Of Hate —- Very Fake News

    02/16/2017 3:59:14 PM PST · by davikkm · 19 replies
    President Donald Trump held a press conference today in Washington DC. He slammed the media throughout the presser. President Trump decided to speak to the American people directly today. This comes after the #FakeNews media continued its war on the Trump administration.
  • Court rules yet ANOTHER Christian owner must promote homosexual agenda

    02/16/2017 3:14:39 PM PST · by 198ml · 37 replies
    In yet another case where an LGBT “non-discrimination” order trumped First Amendment rights, the Washington Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that conscience rights don’t matter when it comes to running a business. In the case of Ingersoll v. Arlene’s Flowers – in which a gay client sued Baronelle Stutzman, a Christian floral artist who refused to participate in his same-sex wedding – the Evergreen State’s high court ruled that Stutzman’s First Amendment rights to freedom and expression should be subjugated to the LGBT agenda.
  • BOMBSHELL: PRIEST AT FOREFRONT OF PUSHING BIRTH CONTROL ADMITS GAY LIFESTYLE

    02/16/2017 2:44:25 PM PST · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 16, 2017 | CHRISTINE NILES, M.ST. (OXON.), J.D.
    A new book by a priest who led the vanguard of dissent on birth control in Canada reveals for the first time his decades living as an active homosexual. Father Gregory Baum, a laicized priest married to a former nun for 30 years, admits in his forthcoming autobiography The Oil Has Not Run Dry that his wife did not mind the fact that he had a gay priest-lover on the side. "Shirley did not mind that, when we moved to Montreal in 1986, I met Normand, a former priest, with whom I fell in love," Baum writes in Chapter 32....
  • Washington court rules against florist in gay wedding case

    02/16/2017 2:34:51 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 40 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 2/16/17 | RACHEL LA CORTE
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding broke the state's antidiscrimination law, even though she claimed doing so would violate her religious beliefs.
  • Transgender illegal immigrant is arrested by ICE agents moments after winning....

    02/16/2017 8:44:51 AM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 15, 2017 | Hannah Al-othman For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Transgender illegal immigrant is arrested by ICE agents moments after winning a protective order against her 'abusive' boyfriend An illegal immigrant was arrested by border agents just moments after a judge gave her a protective order against her partner, claiming he was abusive. Documents filed at El Paso County Courthouse in Texas on February 9 show that the victim, a transgender woman, had been granted a protective order against her boyfriend, Mario Alberto De Avila. The court documents refer to the victim using a male name, Irvin Gonzalez, but the El Paso Times reports that she is also...
  • State Supreme Court rules Richland flower shop discriminated against gay couple

    02/16/2017 8:27:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 76 replies
    Tri-City Herald ^ | 2/16/17 | Kristin Kraemer
    The Christian owner of a Richland floral shop violated state laws when she refused to make custom arrangements for a longtime customer’s same-sex wedding, an appellate court ruled Thursday. The unanimous decision by the Washington state Supreme Court affirms a Benton County...
  • White House Plans to Have Trump Ally Review Intelligence Agencies

    02/15/2017 7:04:33 PM PST · by springwater13 · 73 replies
    President Trump plans to assign a New York billionaire to lead a broad review of American intelligence agencies, according to administration officials, an effort that members of the intelligence community fear could curtail their independence and reduce the flow of information that contradicts the president’s worldview. The possible role for Stephen A. Feinberg, a co-founder of Cerberus Capital Management, has met fierce resistance among intelligence officials already on edge because of the criticism the intelligence community has received from Mr. Trump during the campaign and since he became president. On Wednesday, Mr. Trump blamed leaks from the intelligence community for...
  • President Trump Lashes Out at “Fake Media” During Press Briefing with Netanyahu

    02/15/2017 2:58:11 PM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    President Donald Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today in the White House. During the press briefing President Trump lashed out at “fake media.” The first question went to David Brody from the Christian News Network who asked about the continued intelligence leaks.
  • NSA Whistleblower Confirms Intelligence Community Is ‘Absolutely’ Tapping Trump’s Calls

    02/15/2017 1:38:30 PM PST · by davikkm · 80 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | yan Saavedra
    Wednesday afternoon Breitbart released a report in which a William Binney, a former highly placed NSA official turned whistleblower, confirmed that the NSA is spying of President Trump. Binney was a key component to building the NSA’s surveillance program before resigning from the agency in 2001 after over 30 years of service.
  • TRUMP APPROVAL GOES UP After Media Mush Pile on General Flynn

    02/15/2017 12:19:09 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    GP ^ | 02/15/17 | Jim Hoft
    President Trump’s approval rating went up on Wednesday despite the continued onslaught of criticism by the liberal American media. This comes one day after General Flynn resigned as National Security Adviser to the president. Americans may be viewing the president as a sympathetic character as the media continues to steamroll him in their daily reports. Rasmussen reported, via Free Republic: The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove. The latest figures include 37% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing...
  • SHEP SMITH IS SIMPLY MAKING STUFF UP...he has to go!

    02/15/2017 12:51:59 PM PST · by Toespi · 53 replies
    Fox News
    Josh Letterman a correspondent with AP said, "John McCain's claim that Russia is trying to test the new Trump administration, they are not doing anything about the Russian spy ship THAT IS ILLEGAL and the pentagon has actually been downplaying this, saying look, they have freedom of navigation and we are not going to stop a ship that has that freedom. In the course of this report letterman tied it in with the resignation of Flynn Shep then began sputtering "I need to make one quick correction there MY FRIEND, uh you said they got rid of Flynn over the...
  • Parents of transgender students appeal to Trump on bathrooms

    02/15/2017 9:38:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 15, 2017 10:51 AM EST | Maria Danilova
    Hundreds of parents across the country have called on President Donald Trump to embrace Obama-era protections for transgender students that allow them use to school bathrooms in accord with their gender identity. In a letter sent to the president by the Human Rights Campaign late Tuesday, more than 780 parents stressed that “all students deserve equal access to a safe, welcoming school and a high quality education no matter who they are.” The call follows a decision by the Trump administration last week to abandon a defense of the guidelines that had been issued by the Obama administration. A court...
  • Religious freedom could top Sessions civil rights priorities

    02/15/2017 8:33:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 15, 2017 3:43 AM EST | Sadie Gurman
    When President Donald Trump spoke to the National Prayer Breakfast this month, he underscored his vow to defend the religious rights of the conservative Christians who helped propel him to power. Now, they expect the Justice Department under new Attorney General Jeff Sessions will reposition itself as a champion of what they see as that religious freedom. It would be a welcome change for conservative Christians who say their concerns were marginalized under the Obama administration in favor of First Amendment and LGBT issues. …
  • Glitter Ash Wednesday’ Sparkles for LGBT Christians and Others

    02/15/2017 2:05:34 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 36 replies
    RNS ^ | February 14, 2014 | Kimberly Winston
    (RNS) Lighten up, Ash Wednesday.A New York-based advocacy group called Parity is asking Christians who favor LGBT equality  — “queer positive Christians,” in their parlance — to show their support by wearing “glitter ash” on their foreheads to mark Ash Wednesday (March 1).Ash Wednesday kicks off the six-week somber season called Lent that leads to Easter, and is usually marked in churches with the color purple. Traditionally, plain gray ashes, blessed by a minister or priest, are smeared on the foreheads of Christians to symbolize repentance.“This is a way for queer Christians and queer-positive persons of faith to say ‘We are here,'”...
  • Oh, boy! Meet the newest member of the American Girl family

    02/14/2017 6:00:15 PM PST · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 2/14/17
    What a time to be alive:
  • Trump Drops Obama’s Transgender School Agenda

    02/14/2017 11:04:50 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    church millitant ^ | Feb. 14, 2017 | Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.
    WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - President Trump is signaling he won't force public schools to adopt Obama's transgender bathroom guidance mandating students be allowed in opposite sex bathrooms and locker rooms. The White House filed a motion Friday Feb. 10 with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals effectively keeping in place a nationwide injunction that blocked Obama's transgender bathroom "guidance" until the Supreme Court addresses the issue in March. A challenge to the injunction late last year by the Obama administration had been scheduled to go before the court this week but was canceled by Friday's filing. Sarah Warbelow, legal director...
  • Professor Promotes ‘Queer Christ’ Concept To Students

    02/14/2017 8:49:59 AM PST · by detective · 133 replies
    The College Fix ^ | February 11, 2013 | Jennifer Kabbany
    A recent guest lecture at Swarthmore College by a prominent homosexual seminary professor highlighted a growing argument among the so-called queer community that Jesus was bisexual. In particular, the Rev. Patrick Cheng, a professor at the Episcopal Divinity School in Massachusetts, told the students that Jesus was a subversive person and God’s way of “queering the world,” so to speak. Cheng said Christ was “always coming out in the gospels” and that “Christ is God coming out.” “At its heart, Christianity is queer,” Cheng told the students during the Feb. 7 talk. “It’s not just a matter of being tolerant....
  • Is My Novel Offensive? How “sensitivity readers” are changing the publishing [tr]

    02/14/2017 6:44:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Slate ^ | February 8, 2017 | Katy Waldman
    When Becky Albertalli published her first young adult novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, with the HarperCollins imprint Balzer and Bray in 2015, she never expected it to be controversial. She’d worked for years as a clinical psychologist specializing in gender nonconforming children and LGBTQ teens and adults.* Yet her book—about a closeted gay kid whose love notes to a classmate fall into the wrong hands—contained a moment that rubbed readers the wrong way: Simon, the sweet but clueless protagonist, muses that girls have an easier time coming out than boys, because their lesbianism strikes others as alluring. At...
  • Twitter: Muslim Bakeries in U. S. won't bake cake for gay wedding

    02/14/2017 4:59:19 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 36 replies
    Muslim bakeries in Michigan refuse to make cake for gay wedding. WHERE'S THE FRONT PAGE HEADLINES? WHERE'S THE ACLU LAWSUITS?
  • FP: Trump Keeps Obama’s Top Gay Rights Envoy at State Department

    02/13/2017 5:26:29 PM PST · by MadIsh32 · 53 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | February 13th 2017 | John Hudson
    The Trump administration has decided to keep President Barack Obama’s top advocate for gay rights issues at the State Department in defiance of Christian groups who called for his immediate expulsion, Foreign Policy has learned. Randy Berry, the Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons, is continuing “in his role under the current administration,” a State Department spokesperson said on Monday. The move marks the latest surprise decision by President Donald Trump on gay rights as he juggles the agenda of his staunchly conservative cabinet and top aides, and his cosmopolitan, New York-bred daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared...
  • OUT Mag's Chadwick Moore Comes Out as Conservative, Cites Backlash from Left Following MILO Profile

    02/13/2017 11:16:42 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/13/2017 | Charlie Nash
    Chadwick Moore, a contributor for the LGBT magazine OUT, has come out as a conservative in an article for The New York Post, citing his gradual move to the right after left-wing friends rejected him for his neutral profile on Breitbart Senior Editor MILO. In his article “I’m a gay New Yorker – and I’m coming out as a conservative,” Moore details how after he published the profile on MILO, fellow liberals and even his best friend started to ignore and cut ties with him. “After the story posted online in the early hours of October 21, I woke up...
  • Famous drag queen poses with Angela Merkel at ceremony to choose Germany's new president (Tr.)

    02/12/2017 5:26:22 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-12-2017 | Thomas Burrows
    A 6ft 5in drag queen with a shock of bright orange hair stole the show at the ceremony to choose Germany's new president in Berlin. Olivia Jones, real name Oliver Knobel, posed for photos with Chancellor Angela Merkel and brought a touch of glamour to the occasion. The 47-year-old was invited to be among the 1,260 voting delegates by the Green Party. They chose the Social Democrats' Frank-Walter Steinmeier, 61, who described President Donald Trump as a 'hate preacher' during last year's US election, as the new president in Germany. She is famous in Germany for her guided tours of...
  • Retired bishops say Church of England ignores gay Christians

    02/12/2017 8:32:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2017 7:45 AM EST
    Fourteen retired Anglican bishops are criticizing the Church of England’s attitude to homosexuality, saying the church is not listening to the voices of gay Christians. They are responding to a report from the church’s House of Bishops, which calls for a “fresh tone and culture of welcome and support” for gays and lesbians, but says the church should not lift its opposition to same-sex marriage. In an open letter , the ex-bishops say that “while the pain of LGBT people is spoken about in your report, we do not hear its authentic voice.” …
  • Trump Drops Defense of Obama Guidelines on Transgender Students

    02/12/2017 2:40:02 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 11, 2017 | LIAM STACK
    The Trump administration has dropped the federal government’s challenge to a nationwide injunction issued last year that blocked the fulfillment of Obama administration guidelines stating that transgender students’ access to bathrooms and other gender-segregated school facilities was protected under existing federal civil rights law. The injunction was issued in August by Judge Reed O’Connor of the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas as part of a lawsuit filed by more than a dozen states over the Obama administration’s position that Title IX, the federal law that bans sex discrimination in schools, protects transgender students. Under that interpretation,...
  • Trump Administration Signals Shift in Transgender Policy

    02/12/2017 2:41:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 2/11/17 | Joan Desmond
    The Trump administration signaled late this week that it will not defend controversial federal guidelines that had been issued by Obama for transgender students. In the first concrete sign that a Trump White House will take a different path on transgender issues, the administration dropped the federal government's challenge to an injunction that blocked implementation of the guidelines, which directed schools to allow students to choose the bathroom that corresponds with their claimed gender identity. Last year, after more than 12 states filed legal challenges to the Obama administration's new interpretation of Title IX to bar discrimination based on gender...
  • I’m a gay New Yorker — and I’m coming out as a conservative

    02/11/2017 10:09:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The New York Post ^ | February 11, 2017 | Chadwick Moore
    When Out magazine assigned me an interview with the Breitbart.com rabble-rouser Milo Yiannopoulos, I knew it would be controversial. In the gay and liberal communities in particular, he is a provocative and loathed figure, and I knew featuring him in such a liberal publication would get negative attention. He has been repeatedly kicked off Twitter for, among other things, reportedly inciting racist, sexist bullying of “Ghostbusters” actress Leslie Jones. Before interviewing Yiannopoulos, I thought he was a nasty attention-whore, but I wanted to do a neutral piece on him that simply put the facts out there. After the story posted...
  • Rose of Tralee pageant flip-flops, says trans women are now allowed

    02/11/2017 8:24:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Irish Central ^ | February 10, 2017 08:00 AM | James Wilson
    Transgender women are allowed to take part in Ireland’s most famous beauty pageant, the Rose of Tralee, the festival’s CEO confirmed today. Previously the pageant had said trans women weren’t eligible to take part, but following a public backlash they changed their mind. “The Festival is a progressive organization that always strives to reflect changes in society in the entry guidelines for women,” the festival originally told the Irish Mirror earlier this week. “Transgender women entering is not something we are considering at the moment; however, we will continue to review our guidelines.” The move took many by surprise, not...
  • Are you concerned that Neil Gorsuch belongs to a far-left church?

    02/10/2017 8:11:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 327 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/10/2017 | Ed Straker
    President Obama was criticized by Republicans for attending a church led by Jeremiah Wright, who repeatedly criticized the United States for being, in his own opinion, an evil terrorist nation.  People wondered, how could Obama sit through sermons like that, year after year?  Didn't that mean that at the very least, Obama didn't have any serious problems with what Wright was saying? Well, we saw after eight years of Obama that that was probably true – that Obama saw America in a bad light.  That's why he kept trying to "fundamentally transform" it. But what about Supreme Court nominee...
  • Doll based on transgender teen to debut at New York Toy Fair

    02/11/2017 7:15:59 AM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies
    WINK ^ | 2/10/17
    A New York doll maker says it will be selling what it believes is the first transgender doll on the market. The doll is based on Jazz Jennings, the teenage transgender subject of the TLC documentary series “I am Jazz.” It will make its debut at the New York Toy Fair next week and be available on the Tonner Doll Co.’s web site and in specialty stores in July. A spokesman for the company said the 18-inch doll, which has a “genderless” plastic mold typical of most dolls, is being tested for kids aged 8 years and older and is...
  • Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson distances himself from Under Armour CEO's pro-Trump remark

    02/10/2017 7:57:10 AM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/10/17 | ap
    . That means a commitment to diversity, inclusion, community, open-mindedness and some serious hard work. But it doesn't mean that I or my team will always agree with the opinion of everyone who works there, including its executives. Great leaders inspire and galvanize the masses during turbulent times, they don't cause people to divide and disband. My responsibility here is not only to the global audience we serve, but also to the thousands of workers who pour blood, sweat, and tears into making Under Armour strong. A diverse group of hardworking men and women who possess integrity, respect and compassion...
  • NFL more forceful on Texas 'bathroom bill' after Super Bowl

    02/10/2017 11:06:53 AM PST · by detective · 51 replies
    MSN News ^ | February 10, 2017 | PAUL J. WEBER
    The NFL is expressing sharper warnings about a Texas ''bathroom bill'' targeting transgender persons than statements prior to the Super Bowl in Houston. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy on Friday raised the prospect of Texas losing out on future Super Bowls if there were laws ''discriminatory or inconsistent with our values.'' He said such measures ''would certainly be a factor'' taken into consideration. That's more forceful than an NFL statement earlier this month that more generally endorsed inclusiveness.
  • Former Catholic Priest Sentenced 30 Years Prison for Production & Distribution of Child Pornography

    02/10/2017 10:31:04 AM PST · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    U.S. Department of Justice ^ | February 8, 2017 | Office of Public Affairs
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Former Catholic Priest Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Production and Distribution of Child Pornography A former U.S. Navy Lt. Commander and ordained Catholic priest was sentenced to 30 years in prison today for charges involving the sexual exploitation of children, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Charles M. Oberly III of the District of Delaware. John Thomas Matthew Lee, 51, of Millsboro, Delaware, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leonard P. Stark...
  • JUDGE WHO WILL RULE ON TRUMP TRAVEL ORDER WON ACLU ‘LGBT AWARD’

    02/09/2017 8:46:14 PM PST · by Rabin · 11 replies
    CNSNews.com | ^ | February 8, 2017 | staff
    Friedland won the State Bar of California's 2013 President's Pro Bono Service Award, and the 2009 ACLU of Southern California’s LGBT Award,” reported the Times. The ACLU honored her for her representation of a gay-rights group in a state challenge of Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage... represented Equality California in Pickup v. Brown, successfully defending a California law that bans state-licensed mental health professionals from using ‘gay conversion’ therapy (or ‘sexual orientation change efforts’) on minors,” said the backgrounder.
  • ‘Tolerance’ is just the cheap counterfeit of Christian love

    02/09/2017 8:02:25 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 2-9-17 | Jonathan Van Maren
    February 9, 2017 (TheBridgehead) -- Due to relentless influences from Hollywood and progressive activists, many people now believe that Christians are hateful people. Specifically, Christians are hateful because Christianity forbids a broad range of sexual behaviors, and secular progressives have decided that this makes Christians “homophobic.” This term can be applied willy-nilly and irrespective of whether or not Christians do, in fact, fear or hate gay people. If Christians cannot agree that the definition of marriage can be arbitrarily changed after thousands of years, for example, this is indicative that Christians are desperately in need of the one quality progressives...