Wednesday, August 19, 2015

'Relentlessly Gay' yard donations to be returned, Overlea woman says - Baltimore Sun

'Relentlessly Gay' yard donations to be returned, Overlea woman says - Baltimore Sun: "Your yard is becoming Relentlessly Gay!" the note said. "Myself and Others in the neighborhood ask that you Tone It Down. This is a Christian area and there are Children. Keep it up and I will be Forced to call the Police on You! Your kind need to have Respect for GOD."

In Defense of Religious Liberty





Ted Cruz comforting Dick and Betty in Iowa. Betty claims she's been stripped of the freedom to exercise her religion because she and her husband refused to host a same-sex wedding in their business establishment.

Dick and Betty are not clergy. Gortz Haus Gallery (closed) was not a church, it was an historic church building they turned into a flower shop and bistro.

At 00:44, Betty can barely get the words "same-sex weddings" out of her mouth without looking like she's been coached not to say "homosexual" or "gay" (or looking like she's about to puke).

Ted Cruz Will Hold Rally At Iowa State Fair To Honor The 'Victims' Of Same-Sex Marriage

Ted Cruz Will Hold Rally At Iowa State Fair To Honor The 'Victims' Of Same-Sex Marriage: Cruz is planning to spend his time at the Iowa State Fair highlighting what he considers to be an actual problem: the fact that homophobic Christians are no longer allowed to discriminate against gays.

The invite Cruz’s campaign sent out calls the event a “Rally for Religious Liberty.” Hmm…last time I checked no one was preventing anyone in this country from worshipping as they choose to, but I guess Teddy Boy and his slavish supporters are still steamed about the fact that they cannot refuse to serve homosexuals if they own a business.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Please Stop With The Christian Persecution Complex. You’re Embarrassing The Faith

Please Stop With The Christian Persecution Complex. You’re Embarrassing The Faith: In the recent and horrific racist massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, many Christians began to embrace the narrative that the attack was not race-based but, rather, an attack on religious liberties. But no other issue brings out the faux-martyrs of religion with their streams of crocodile tears more so than gay marriage.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Oregon bakers weren’t fined over cake — they were punished for sharing lesbian couple’s home address

Oregon bakers weren’t fined over cake — they were punished for sharing lesbian couple’s home address: The anti-LGBT owners of an Oregon bakery were not fined simply for refusing to sell a wedding cake to a same-sex couple – they were ordered to pay $135,000 in damages for intentionally causing their would-be customers emotional distress.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Anti-Gay Texas AG Ken Paxton Could Face Life In Prison For Securities Fraud - VIDEO - Towleroad

Anti-Gay Texas AG Ken Paxton Could Face Life In Prison For Securities Fraud - VIDEO - Towleroad: The other day, we told you how Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton encouraged county clerks to ignore the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage if they have religious objections.

Now, it appears as though the notion of picking and choosing which laws to follow may not be a new concept for Paxton, who could face up to life in prison for securities fraud.

Paxton, who is rabidly anti-gay, admitted to violating the State Securities Act last year — and got a $1,000 slap on the wrist. However, a subsequent investigation by the Texas Rangers has concluded that the violations may be far more serious. And next week, a special prosecutor will ask a grand jury to charge Paxton with a first-degree felony.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Maps: What The Supreme Court's Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage Could Mean : It's All Politics : NPR

Maps: What The Supreme Court's Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage Could Mean : It's All Politics : NPR: As soon as Thursday, the Supreme Court could decide the fate of millions of same-sex couples nationwide. In a ruling covering four cases, the court will determine whether states can prohibit same-sex marriage, as 13 states currently do.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Baptist Preacher Willing To Burn To Death To Stop Gay Marriage

Baptist Preacher Willing To Burn To Death To Stop Gay Marriage: News from the UK Independent reported Saturday that Texas pastor Rick Scarbourgh has found a way to stop the threat of gay marriage in its “sinful” tracks. Scarbourgh pledged on the National Emergency Coalition Show, a right-wing Christian propaganda outlet hosted by E W Jackson, that he was willing to die by burning to death in order to stop same-sex marriage.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Oneida Tribe to recognize same-sex marriage - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Oneida Tribe to recognize same-sex marriage - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports: Oneida law now defines marriage as between "husband and wife." The change replaces "husband and wife" with "spouses" effective June 10.

According to a news release from the tribe Thursday, the change results from a unanimous vote of the Oneida Business Committee.

Same-sex marriage became legal in Wisconsin this past year.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hey, Remember That Time Josh Duggar Made a Joke About Incest On TV?

Hey, Remember That Time Josh Duggar Made a Joke About Incest On TV?: Here’s the thing: if Duggar was really repentant, would he really be making jokes about incest on national television? I recognize that some people might say he was just being stupid (these are the same people who will probably say that we’ve “all sinned” and that molesting your siblings is “a youthful indiscretion”), but if someone felt truly guilty and remorseful about something they’d done and had actually made attempts to make amends as opposed to just being talked to sternly and then gone into the wonderful world of hate-mongering with the Family Research Council (which lays the blame for molestation squarely at the feet of the LGBT community), they probably wouldn’t be making jokes about “being from Arkansas” on TV. Am I right, or am I right?

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Truly a nation of equals - Yes Equality - Truly a Nation of Equals

Truly a nation of equals - Yes Equality - Truly a Nation of Equals: The people of Ireland have exercised their Constitutional right and by direct vote they have said an emphatic ‘Yes’ to Equality. We now join twenty other countries where same-sex marriage has been made possible. We are the first country in the world to do so by a vote of the people.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Bobby Jindal Says He Will Issue Executive Order Allowing Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Bobby Jindal Says He Will Issue Executive Order Allowing Anti-LGBT Discrimination: Louisiana lawmakers decided today that the “religious freedom” law that Governor Bobby Jindal made a priority for this legislative session was a bad idea, and they shelved HB 707 until further notice. This bill, if passed into law, would have put Louisiana under the same scrutiny Indiana and Arkansas received recently with their own “religious freedom” laws that were only revised after many companies threatened to boycott those states. During the same media frenzy, some individuals became conservative celebrities for stating they would refuse to provide service to members of the LGBT community, even though lawmakers like Mike Pence stated that wasn’t the intention of the legislation.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Luxembourg PM first EU leader to marry same-sex partner - BBC News

Luxembourg PM first EU leader to marry same-sex partner - BBC News: Xavier Bettel married Gauthier Destenay on Friday in a private ceremony at the capital's town hall.
The couple are among the first to benefit after the country changed its laws to allow gay marriages last year.
The union comes after Iceland's then-PM Johanna Sigurdardottir married her same-sex partner in 2010.
Mr Bettel formed a government in December 2013 to become Luxembourg's first openly gay prime minister.