Thursday, April 16, 2015

Fortune 500 company distances itself from anti-gay repair shop owner's rant | MLive.com

Fortune 500 company distances itself from anti-gay repair shop owner's rant | MLive.com: A Fortune 500 company that fought Indiana's religious freedom law is telling a Grandville auto shop owner his business must stop using its logo following the Michigan man's anti-gay Facebook post.

Engine manufacturer Cummins said on social media Thursday that it is in the process of notifying Dieseltec to stop using its logo on the repair shop's website.

Dieseltec owner Brian Klawiter announced this week via a Facebook post on the business' page that he wouldn't hesitate to deny service to openly gay people. Among other things - like dishonesty and thievery - he said open displays of homosexuality are not welcome. He strives to run his business with Christian values and "homosexuality is wrong," he said.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tristan Brussard

Pastor condemns fellow clergyman for not supporting death by stoning for gays

Pastor condemns fellow clergyman for not supporting death by stoning for gays: A Christian pastor in Prescott Valley, Arizona went on an angry rant during a sermon in which he condemned a fellow pastor for not endorsing far-right pastor Steven Anderson’s call for death to LGBT people.

Louisiana firm fired trans man for refusing to wear a dress and identify as female

Louisiana firm fired trans man for refusing to wear a dress and identify as female: A Louisiana trans man says he was fired from his job at a New Orleans financial firm because he refused to obey his employers’ edict that he wear dresses and identify as female.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Lawyer In California Proposes Killing Gays With 'Sodomite Suppression Act'

Lawyer In California Proposes Killing Gays With 'Sodomite Suppression Act': Seeing that it is better that offenders should die rather than that all of us should be killed by God's just wrath against us for the folly of tolerating-wickedness in our midst, the People of California wisely command, in the fear of God, that any person who willingly touches another person of the same gender for purposes of sexual gratification be put to death by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Springfield voters repeal protections for gay, transgender people | Local - KY3.com

Springfield voters repeal protections for gay, transgender people | Local - KY3.com: The vote was close but Springfield voters on Tuesday rejected an anti-discrimination ordinance meant to protect gay men, lesbian women, and transgender people. The Springfield City Council added those protections to the city's broader anti-discrimination ordinance last October.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

2014 Oregon Teacher of the Year fired

2014 Oregon Teacher of the Year fired - KPTV - FOX 12: You could say the past few months have been like a roller coaster ride for Oregon's 2014 Teacher of the Year.

The ride, however, appears to be over. Brett Brigham was fired Friday by his district after being placed on administrative leave.

Bigham says this all started when he was named teacher of the year and spoke openly about being gay.

John Fugelsang zings conservative radio host: ‘If you don’t like gay people, take it up with the manufacturer’

John Fugelsang zings conservative radio host: ‘If you don’t like gay people, take it up with the manufacturer’: “Being gay is what sets a person apart from straight people,” Fugelsang told Harris on MSNBC’s Ed Show. “If you don’t like gay people, take it up with the manufacturer, because God keeps creating them around the world.”

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Republican ‘Abstinence-Only’ Crusader’s 17-Year-Old Daughter Is Pregnant

Addicting Info – Republican ‘Abstinence-Only’ Crusader’s 17-Year-Old Daughter Is Pregnant: Cassidy’s approach to sex (or lack thereof) coming back to haunt him puts him in good company within the Republican ranks. Sarah Palin, half-term Governor of Alaska and now full-time reality TV show star, dealt with a similar situation when her daughter, Bristol, became pregnant at 17. Later, in an interview about her pregnancy on CNN, Bristol admitted that teaching teens abstinence and avoiding the topic of birth control or safe sex is “not realistic at all.”

It will be interesting to see if Cassidy learns a similar lesson from his daughter’s experience. In the months leading up to finding out his daughter was pregnant, the congressman was a boisterous critic of Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate which requires that most (but not Hobby Lobby’s) insurance plans cover birth control for women.

Friday, April 03, 2015

Cartoon: Freedom of Religion


Penn Jillette to CNN guest defending ‘religious freedom’ laws: No one is being asked to have gay sex

Penn Jillette to CNN guest defending ‘religious freedom’ laws: No one is being asked to have gay sex: “You’re not talking about forcing people to engage in gay sex, or even endorse gay sex. We’re asking them that maybe they can treat people the same as other people, and that does not seem unreasonable. It’s okay, I suppose — although goofy– to be against gays, but it’s not okay to be against people who simply want to use your services.”

Indiana controversy looms as Maine senator floats ‘religious freedom’ bill — Politics — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

Indiana controversy looms as Maine senator floats ‘religious freedom’ bill — Politics — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine: AUGUSTA, Maine — Civil liberties watchdogs, gay rights advocates and some lawmakers were already rattling sabers Thursday at the specter of a “religious freedom” bill similar to the one passed last week in Indiana, which has stoked fears that Maine could open the door to legalized discrimination.

Sen. David Burns, R-Whiting, said Thursday that he’s moving ahead with a bill similar to the one recently passed in Indiana that sparked national controversy over fears that it would legalize discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.




Thursday, April 02, 2015

Stonekettle Station: Dear Christians: A Modest Proposal pt 2

Stonekettle Station: Dear Christians: A Modest Proposal: 39.  Having sex with a man “as one does with a woman” (18:22)

Ah, finally!

Wait, thirty-nine?

Gay sex is thirty-nine?  Gay sex is wedged in between Moloch and making metal gods?

What. The. Fuck?

Thirty-ninth? Thirty-ninth? Gay sex didn’t even make the Ten Commandments. And in Leviticus it’s thirty-nine? Thirty-nine?

Don’t eat Bald Eagles is more important than don’t have gay sex.

Don’t touch bugs with bendy legs is more important than don’t have gay sex.  No Messy Hair is more important than don’t have gay sex – seriously, go look at your bible. It’s right there. The fact that you own a fucking comb is more important to God than not having gay sex.

Stonekettle Station: Dear Christians: A Modest Proposal

Stonekettle Station: Dear Christians: A Modest Proposal: I think it’s about time to drag this festering murderous Christian bigotry out of the dark kicking and screaming and spastically clutching its little plastic Jesus, drag it out into the light where we can all see the ugly hunchback pinheaded slobbering monster clearly for what it is.

Go on, get it out in front of the voters.

But – but – instead of the Sodomite Suppression Act, let’s call it The Mandatory Christian Compliance Act.

No more cherry picking Leviticus for Christians.

From now on, for those who identify as Christian fundamentalists, if you insist that the rest of us comply with your religious ideas, if you’re going to demand the right to kill Sodomites as your God commanded, then you have to comply with all of His law, all of it, to the letter, not just the part you like.

Addicting Info – Bigot Christian Florist Who Refused Service To Gay Couple Gets What She Deserves (VIDEO)

Addicting Info – Bigot Christian Florist Who Refused Service To Gay Couple Gets What She Deserves (VIDEO): In Stutzman’s case, she stated that she refused to provide Ingersoll and Freed with flowers due to her religious beliefs (Christian) in opposition of gay marriage – despite the fact that she had known and served Ingersoll for several years. The judge, Benton County Superior Judge Alexander Ekstrom, said that Stutzman was in violation of Washington’s anti-discrimination and consumer protection laws, and gave her a 60-day period to pay the $1,000 fine. To top it off, Stutzman’s floral business has been ordered to provide same-sex couples with service and the same respect that would be given to straight couples.

Christian Florist Says She’d Deny Service to Gay People, but Not Adulterers, Because It’s a “Different Kind of Sin”

Christian Florist Says She’d Deny Service to Gay People, but Not Adulterers, Because It’s a “Different Kind of Sin”: CNN’s Gary Tuchman visited several florists in rural Georgia and asked if they would provide certain services to gay people. Of course they all said no… because Jesus.

Did Hacker Group Anonymous Just Out Anti-Gay Tom Cotton?

Did Hacker Group Anonymous Just Out Anti-Gay Tom Cotton?: Late last night, it appeared that Anonymous was using Twitter, Foursquare, and show tunes in an attempt to out the Congressman as gay. In a tweet, Anonymous shares a photo of Cotton (maybe?) at JRs Bar and Grill, a popular Washington, D.C., gay bar that features show tunes on big screen televisions on Monday nights and Saturday afternoons.

Tom Cotton to gays: Get perspective. At least they don't hang you | Arkansas Blog | Arkansas news, politics, opinion, restaurants, music, movies and art

Tom Cotton to gays: Get perspective. At least they don't hang you | Arkansas Blog | Arkansas news, politics, opinion, restaurants, music, movies and art: Appearing yesterday on CNN, Senator Tom Cotton (R) urged critics of Indiana’s “religious freedom” law to get “perspective,” suggesting the treatment of LGBT people in Indiana compared favorably to countries where gay people are executed.

“I think it’s important we have a sense of perspective,” Cotton said. “In Iran they hang you for the crime of being gay.”

In first for Japan, Shibuya Ward passes ordinance for same-sex certificates - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

In first for Japan, Shibuya Ward passes ordinance for same-sex certificates - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun: Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward on March 31 became Japan’s first local government to adopt an ordinance establishing same-sex partnership certificates to protect the rights of sexual minorities against discrimination and prejudice.