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ay rights in the US, state by state
Gay rights laws in America have evolved to allow — but in some cases ban — rights for gay, lesbian and transgender people on a range of issues, including marriage, hospital visitation, adoption, housing, employment and school bullying.ay rights in the US, state by state Gay rights laws in America have evolved to allow... more
Missouri Pastor’s Fiery Speech Against Equal Rights for Homosexuals Has Stunning Twist Ending "VIDEO"Back in August, during a Springfield City Council public hearing on amending the city's nondiscrimination ordinance to include sexual orientation and gender identity protections, Rev. Phil Snider of the Brentwood Christian Church lashed out at the council for "inviting the judgement of God upon our land" by making "special rights for gays and lesbians."
He goes on to invoke the bible and morality and the end of days a few more times before suddenly appearing to lose his train of thought.
And then something pretty amazing happens.
(Unfortunately, the bill was tabled by the council to allow for a "cooling down period," whatever that means.)
http://gawker.com/5953357/missouri-pastors-fiery-speech-against-equal-rights-for-homosexuals-has-stunning-twist-endingBack in August, during a Springfield City Council public hearing on amending the... more
Actress Sally Field speaks at HRC's 16th Annual National Dinner and explains why she loves and supports her gay son Samuel Greisman.
Get involved and join the conversation at:
http://www.HRC.orgby hrcmedia Actress Sally Field speaks at HRC's 16th Annual National Dinner... more
Thanks, but no chick...
While I am certainly glad that Chick-fil-A will no longer be funneling massive amounts of cash into organizations actively working to deny me my Constitutionally given human rights, I definitely will not be eating at Chick-fil-A soon. They have not changed their minds. They are only doing this because they lost money, and they are in damage control mode. They even got desperate enough to have a fake facebook profile in order to try and quell the backlash. But it's important to examine what they did and said today....
http://veracitystew.com/?p=42825Thanks, but no chick... While I am certainly glad that Chick-fil-A will no longer... more
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo recently spoke out in favor of legalizing marriage equality in the state of Maryland via a ballot initiative. Ayanbadejo’s outspoken support was not without consequence, however. State delegate Rev. Emmett C. Burns, Jr. wrote to Ayanbaejo’s boss Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, asking him to “inhibit such expressions from your employee,”
http://veracitystew.com/?p=42361Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo recently spoke out in favor of... more
The legislator Emmert C. Burns, Jr. wrote the owner of the NFL Ravens complaining about linebacker Brendan Ayanbadejo's public support of gay marriage, and issuing demands that he be ordered to stop speaking his opinion.
"I find it inconceivable that one of your players, Mr. Brendon Ayanbadejo, would publicly endorse Same-Sex marriage, specifically as a Ravens football player," Burns wrote.
"I am requesting that you take the necessary action, as a National Football League Owner, to inhibit such expressions from your employees and that he be ordered to cease and desist such injurious actions. I know of no other NFL player who has done what Mr. Ayanbadejo is doing."
By the way, Burns is a Democrat. He was also a delegate at the DNC. Guess he didn't notice his party's own platform supporting gay marriage.
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/ravens/story/2012-09-07/brendan-ayanbadejo-gay-marriage/57680822/1The legislator Emmert C. Burns, Jr. wrote the owner of the NFL Ravens complaining... more
Resolution to a story The Stew has been following for two years:
We hear about it all the time – a member of the LGBT community attracts the attention of the wrong homophobe in power and suddenly life becomes a living hell for that person. This time, the perpetrator of that hell, former Michigan Attorney General Andrew Shirvell, will pay big time.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=41935Resolution to a story The Stew has been following for two years: ------- We hear... more
Ann Romney recently told Entertainment Tonight that the ABC hit “Modern Family” was her favorite television show. It seems a strange choice considering Mitch and Cam are as far from Mormon family values as you can get. We aren’t the only ones to think that. The show’s creator, Steve Levitan, responded to Ann’s confession via Twitter.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=41755Ann Romney recently told Entertainment Tonight that the ABC hit “Modern... more
Republicans are showcasing their stance on important issues this week including gun control, abortion, and same sex marriage. Their platform includes a constitutional amendment which would define marriage as between one man and one woman, opposes any form of gun control legislation, and states that "the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed,” according to the AP.
Democrats will have a chance to contrast their views in Charlotte this September. Their platform says Democrats support "marriage equality" and the "movement to secure equal treatment under law for same-sex couples."
In addition to the content political conventions provide another platform, one that gets people pumped up for the final leg of the election. The one universal ingredient for this pep rally is music. A candidate’s song selection can speak volumes about who they are and what they believe. We will have to wait a little bit longer to hear each candidates theme songs but based on the party platforms here are a few suggestions.
Mitt Romney could come out to the child internet sensation “Ain’t No Homo’s Gonna Make It To Heaven” or Fred Eaglesmith’s “Time To Get A Gun.” On the other side of the record Barack Obama could walk out to Biggie Small’s “Mo Money Mo Problems” or Adam Joseph’s “Faggoty Attention.”
Currently there is a 3D video mash-up of President Obama’s speeches on equal rights and Bob Marley’s “One Love” as well as a Mitt Romney-Eminem spoof. Although Mitt won’t walk out to Eminem and Barack Obama won’t be smoking a Marley sized blunt, it is safe to say that both conventions will be full of smoke and mirrors.
President Obama: One Love from Ryan Woolfolk on Vimeo.Republicans are showcasing their stance on important issues this week including gun... more
Maryland Republicans rush to dump Del Dwyer. House leaders are anxious to replace him with some other irrationally anti-gay, anti-tax, anti-abortion, pro-gun, "Family Values" Republican who will have all the same extreme positions; but who has not irretrievably proven their own hypocrisy and bad judgement.
Dwyer, who until this incident was planning to run for the State Senate in 2014, now finds his political future in doubt.
His financial future (and personal liberty) may also take a hit as he's likely to face criminal and civil charges as a result of the accident.
Schadenfreude makes me a bit uncomfortable; but with this fellow, well it's hard not to feel it a little bit ...Maryland Republicans rush to dump Del Dwyer. House leaders are anxious to replace him... more
It's a miacle that no one was killed.
The building manager for the Family Research Council says he’s out of the hospital and his “condition continues to improve.”
Leo Johnson was shot in the arm last week by a gunman who authorities say didn’t like the politics of the Washington-based conservative lobbying group. Johnson was working security in the building’s lobby and helped subdue the gunman after he was shot.
Johnson says in a statement released by the FRC Friday that he’s likely to need another surgery. He also sends out thanks for the prayers and support he’s received and asks for privacy.
The accused gunman, 28-year-old Floyd Lee Corkins of Herndon, is due in court Friday afternoon for a preliminary hearing. He faces an assault charge and handgun charges that carry the possibility of decades in prison.It's a miacle that no one was killed. *** The building manager for the... more
Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League Exposed for Violence Inspiring Defamation and LiesFor many years now, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and Anti-Defamation League (ADL) have engaged in the repulsive tactic of attacking conservative groups and Christians. They have falsely equated innocent people with the KKK and Neo-Nazis, and all this for speaking out against illegal immigration, traditional marriage, and a host of other mainstream political issues which increases the chances of persecution and violence against those they target!
New focus is being applied to these kinds of reprehensible actions of the SPLC and ADL now that Floyd Lee Corkins has stormed the offices of one of their targets intent upon mass murder of Christians that support traditional marriage.
Floyd Lee Corkins is a leftist, gay rights activist, who is likely motivated by the violence-inspiring rhetoric and defamation coming from groups like the ADL and SPLC. Thanks to the heroism of security guard Leo Johnson, who was shot in the arm during the attack, the mass murder and domestic terrorism that had been planned by Corkins was narrowly averted.
SPLC Biased Confirmed
The SPLC now admits they only monitor right wing groups and conservatives and show no concern about violence or hate from the left! Could it be that they do not monitor violence from the left because they are quite aware that their targeting of innocent conservatives, Christians, or people concerned about illegal immigration carries the threat of such violence and they enjoy that as part of their power?
SPLC Hate Group Claims Negated By US Commission on Civil Rights
Last week the Southern Poverty Law Center was rebuked by the US Commission on Civil Rights last week during hearings the Commission is conducting in Alabama regarding their new strong anti-illegal immigration state laws that have sent illegal immigrants fleeing the state.
ADL and SPLC Lies Calculated To Inspire Violence and Abuse
The ADL and SPLC will spend time fighting the small and dispersed remnants of the KKK and Neo-Nazis that can barely get 5 people into a room together anymore in America. They will then take the credibility they accrue fighting the subjectively named "hate groups" and apply the same derogatory labels and accusations to innocent American activists and organizations that refuse to bow to the Political Correctness police.
The SPLC says that I am a bad, racist man because I once spoke on a radio show out of Tennessee that had past guests appear, like David Duke of the KKK. I never know who the prior lengthy lists of guests are for the hundreds of radio shows I've done, and I'm not confident that having a guest on your radio show in any way equates support from the show for the guest, or certainly not support from guest to guest. But this is the kind of loose association and omission lie games the SPLC and ADL play to put people like me and others like me in danger.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which we refer to as "The Defamation League," says that our national organization, including the 22% of our supporters who are minorities, are somehow backed by Neo-Nazis because one or two anonymous people online posted some links to our website on racist blogs and forums. Using the ADL's skewed logic, both American Idol and Barack Obama receive the same support from racists and skinheads because they post links to their websites on those blogs too!
SPLC Lies About Character and Number of Hate and Extremist Groups
Here is another political bomb shell for the SPLC. While the SPLC eagerly seeks more media exposure and conducts fund raising to fight the "growing" presence of "hate groups" and the 173 "nativist extremist groups" they say ALIPAC belongs to, the truth is most of these groups no longer exist and many never existed at all!
The SPLC has no clearly defined rules for determining what constitutes a group. So you too, can join the list by making online comments from your mother's basement if you like.
Time To End SPLC and ADL Abuse and Defamation
America needs new organizations and activists to speak out against a new threat to our nation. That threat is groups such as SPLC and ADL that are exploiting our American freedoms with the greatest level of hypocrisy. They are claiming to oppose intolerance, deception, defamation, and targeting of individuals, yet that is exactly what groups like the ADL and SPLC are doing. Like a thief who is the first to accuse another of the crime, these groups are being aided and empowered by the American media and Hollywood, thus creating what is rotten at the core of America.
Now that the bullets have started flying from those inspired by the real HATE coming from the ADL and SPLC, the situation these groups have helped to create is going to a whole new level of potential violence and unrest.
We call on the ADL and the SPLC to remove their fictitious depictions of ALIPAC and many others being characterized as "hate" or "extremist" groups. To date, no members of these organizations have been associated with or created any violence while displaying operations aimed at peaceful political efforts.For many years now, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and Anti-Defamation League... more
Slightly long read, but worth it bfrom a very good journalist in Moscow.
Universally admired, Pussy Riot (or PR for short) have been promoted as superstars. But what are they? A rock or punk group they are not. A British journalist marvelled: they produce no music, no song, no painting, nada, rien, nothing. How can they be described as “artists”? This was a severe test for their supporters, but they passed it with flying honours: that famous lover-of-art, the US State Department, paid for their first ever single being produced by The Guardian out of some images and sounds.
Hell-bent on publicity, but artistically challenged, three young women from Russia decided well, it sounds like a limerick. They stole a frozen chicken from a supermarket and used it as dildo; filmed the act, called it “art” and placed it on the web. (It is still there) Their other artistic achievements were an orgy in a museum and a crude presentation of an erect prick.
Eventually the young viragos were mobilised for an attack on the Church. By that time they were willing to do anything for their bit of publicity. And the anti-Church campaign started a few months ago, quite suddenly as if by command. The Russian Church had 20 years of peace, recovering after the Communist period, and it was surprised by ferocity of the attack.
Though this subject calls for longer exposition, let us be brief. After collapse of the USSR, the Church remained the only important spiritual pro-solidarity force in Russian life. The Yeltsin and Putin administrations were as materialist as the communists; they preached and practiced social Darwinism of neo-Liberal kind. The Church offered something beside the elusive riches on earth. Russians who lost the glue of solidarity previously provided by Communists eagerly flocked to the alternative provided by the Church.
The government and the oligarchs treated the Church well, as the Church had a strong anti-Communist tendency, and the haves were still afraid of the Reds leading the have-nots. The Church flourished, many beautiful cathedrals were rebuilt, many monasteries came back after decades of decay. The newly empowered church became a cohesive force in Russia.
As it became strong, the Church began to speak for the poor and dispossessed; the reformed Communists led by the Church-going Gennadi Zuganov, discovered a way to speak to the believers. A known economist and thinker, Michael Khazin, predicted that the future belongs to a new paradigm of Red Christianity, something along the lines of Roger Garaudy’s early thought. The Red Christian project is a threat to the elites and a hope for the world, he wrote. Besides, the Russian church took a very Russian and anti-globalist position.
Two years’ sentence is quite in line with prevailing European practice. For much milder anti-Jewish hate talk, European countries customarily sentence offenders to two-to-five years of prison for the first offence. The Russians applied hate crime laws to offenders against Christian faith, and this is probably a Russian novelty. The Russians proved that they care for Christ as much as the French care for Auschwitz, and this shocked the Europeans who apparently thought ‘hate laws’ may be applied only to protect Jews and gays. The Western governments call for more freedom for the anti-Christian Russians, while denying it for holocaust revisionists in their midst.
The anti-Putin opposition flocked to support the PR. A radical charismatic opposition leader, the poet Eduard Limonov wrote that the opposition made a mistake supporting the PR, as they antagonise the masses; the chasm between the masses and the opposition grows. But his voice was crying in the wilderness, and the rest of the opposition happily embraced the PR cause, trying to turn it into a weapon against Putin. The Western media and governments also used it to attack Putin. The Guardian editorial called on Putin to resign. Putin called for clemency to the PR, and the government was embarrassed by the affair. But they were left with no choice: the invisible organisers behind PR wanted to have the viragos in jail, and so they did.
Commercially, they hit jackpot. With support of Madonna and the State Department, they are likely to leave the jail ready for the world tour and photo ops at the White House. They registered their name as a trade mark and began to issue franchises. And their competitors, the Femen group (whose art is showing off their boobs in unusual places) tried to beat the PR by chopping down a large wooden cross installed in memory of Stalin’s victims. Now sky is the limit.
In August, vacation season, when there is not much hard news and the newspaper readers are at the seashore or countryside, the PR trial provided much needed entertainment for man and beast. Hopefully it will drop from the agenda with the end of the silly season, but do not bet on it.Slightly long read, but worth it bfrom a very good journalist in Moscow. ****... more
Mary Gonzolez, who was a trailblazer in the state of Texas as the first openly lesbian lawmaker elected to the House of Representatives, is making another stride by coming out not as gay, but as pansexual. In a new interview with The Dallas Voice, Gonzalez identifies herself not as a lesbian, but as pansexual, and explains why she chose to wait until after the campaign to fully come out...
http://veracitystew.com/?p=41278Mary Gonzolez, who was a trailblazer in the state of Texas as the first openly lesbian... more
Authorities found 50 additional rounds of ammunition and 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches in a backpack belonging to Floyd Lee Corkins II.Authorities found 50 additional rounds of ammunition and 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches in... more
Simply heartbreaking... http://veracitystew.com/?p=41202
Russian group sues Madonna because she offended them. They are asking for $10.5 million in damages.
Remember, this is the same country that threw Pussy Riot in prison.
http://thatgrapejuice.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/madonna_new.jpgRussian group sues Madonna because she offended them. They are asking for $10.5... more
Hilarious! -- With Fa$t Ca$h Guaranteed in just three easy steps, it’s the perfect way to sell your rights, because as one happy customer pointed out, “It doesn’t matter that I’m not treated like a human being by my government, because I was finally able to afford my dream cat!”
Awww…isn’t that sweet?
http://veracitystew.com/?p=41091Hilarious! -- With Fa$t Ca$h Guaranteed in just three easy steps, it’s the... more
Gay Rights and the Aftermath of the Family Research council Heroics
This year has been a year of firsts for Gay rights. The Obama administration, after having decided in the past that they would not support laws declaring that marriage is between a man and a woman, just flatly declared his belief that same sex marriage is a constitutional right.Gay Rights and the Aftermath of the Family Research council Heroics This year has... more
Definitely NOT an argument for breeding! -- This was obviously not a very smart thing to do, and most people with half a brain would have never even thought of it, much less tried it. Wonder if this man is representative of the intelligence level of all homophobes?
http://veracitystew.com/?p=40612Definitely NOT an argument for breeding! -- This was obviously not a very smart thing... more