Here's a myriad of news clips of our predecessors who have paved the way for our gay rights. This hour-long film captures the spirit and anguish of the 1970s gay rights movement.
The Anglican Parish of Gosford has some of the best church signs ever (see sampling below). The photo above went viral yesterday:
A GAY rights Facebook post by the Anglican Parish of Gosford has gone viral and become an internet hit.
Father Rod Bower posted a photo of the church’s sign board in Mann St with the message “Dear Christians, some people are gay, get over it, Love God” on Wednesday.
Within 24 hours, the post had more than 100,000 hits, 1000 shares and 3000 likes.
Father Bower said he was “overwhelmed” by the massive response.
“Normally one of my posts might get a few thousand views, but nothing like this,” he said.
“This has gone international now – there are people liking it all over the world and it is just a little sign in Gosford.”
Now, isn’t this what Christianity should be all about?
Via The Telegram
Lawmakers in Nigeria yesterday banned same-sex marriage and creation of any gay right supportive groups. While the law doesn’t approach Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill in severity, it does provide for a 14-year prison sentence for violation of the law:
Nigeria’s House of Representatives approved the bill in a voice vote, likely sending it immediately to President Goodluck Jonathan for him to potentially sign into law inAfrica’s most populous nation. Whether he will approve it remains unclear, and both the United States and the United Kingdom raised concerns over a measure that could put foreign funding for AIDS and HIV outreach programs in jeopardy.
Nigeria’s Senate previously passed the bill in November 2011 and the measure quietly disappeared for some time before coming up in Thursday’s session of the House. Under previous versions of the proposed law, couples who marry could face up to 14 years each in prison. Witnesses or anyone who helps couples marry could be sentenced to 10 years behind bars.
Other additions to the bill include making it illegal to register gay clubs or organizations, as well as criminalizing the “public show of same-sex amorous relationships directly or indirectly.” Those who violate those laws would face 10-year imprisonment as well.
It will be interesting how the U.S. responds to aid requests from the country. Nigeria is a top provider of crude oil to the United States.
No surprise here that Russia scores lowest but it is great to see the green permeating as you head west. Via Pink News
Yes, it’s almost that time of year when far right conservatives and teabaggers join forces at CPAC. The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is an annual political conference attended by conservative activists and elected officials from across the United States. This year, wing nuts are asking for a session to discuss homosexuals’ danger to the U.S. Via The New Civil Rights Movement.
The term “gay conservative” is being used by some news outlets in connection with the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and whether certain homosexual groups should be invited to appear. There is no such thing as a “gay conservative,” unless the term “conservative” has lost all meaning. But there is a homosexual movement that has its roots in Marxism and is characterized by anti-Americanism and hatred of Christian values.
Two of this movement’s members, Bradley Manning and Floyd Corkins, have recently been in the news. Manning betrayed his country in the WikiLeaks scandal, while Corkins has pleaded guilty to trying to kill conservative officials of the Christian Family Research Council in Washington, D.C.
Rather than debate whether “gay conservatives” exist or ought to have prominent speaking roles, CPAC should be sponsoring a panel on the dangers of the homosexual movement and why some of its members seem prone to violence, terror, and treason.
Since I started out in Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) in high school, I know something about the conservative movement. It seems clear that the homosexuals are trying to make inroads in the Republican Party through the conservative movement. No one can seriously dispute this.
The donation of gay blood to the nation’s blood supply, despite the health risks, is the next “right” that the male homosexuals now are demanding the government grant to them.
I agree that the legality of gay men to donate blood is the next battleground. Get ready!
..We have seen milestones along that journey over the last 20 years. I remember that I think on my husband’s first day in office back in ’93, he announced that gays and lesbians working in the federal government would receive equal treatment under the Civil Service Reform Act. Two years later, Secretary Warren Christopher made clear those rules would be enforced within the halls of the State Department when he issued a statement that explicitly prohibited discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
Now over the past four years, we’ve built on those and other steps to really acknowledge and welcome LGBT people into the State Department family and other agencies.
But what about 2016?
In case you are not on top of wing nut news, gay activist Dan Savage made comments several weeks ago speaking to a group of high school journalism students:
We can learn to ignore the bullshit in the Bible about gay people — the same way we have learned to ignore the bullshit in the Bible about shellfish, about slavery, about dinner, about farming, about menstruation about virginity about masturbation. We ignore bullshit in the Bible about all sorts of things.
(I use this reasoning all the time with people, BTW).
As a result of the speech, a number of “distraught” Christian students left the auditorium to which Savage responded:
You can tell the Bible guys in the hall they can come back now because I’m done beating up the Bible. It’s funny as someone who is on the receiving end of beatings that are justified by the Bible how pansy-assed people react when you push back.
Peter LaBarbera went after Savage on Twitter after LaBarbera was asked to leave an event featuring Savage at Elmhurst College last week (one that followed the earlier exchange at the journalism school). A Christian news site joined LaBarbera in condemning Savage:
The media have been glossing over militant gay activist Dan Savage’s brutal war on Christians during a talk at Elmhurst College last week. Conservative activist Peter LaBarbera claims he was removed from the “It Gets Better” founder’s event after LaBarbera expressed his Christian views, and attempted to question Savage about his vile attack on conservative presidential candidate Rick Santorum.
Their Twitter exchange follows:
Following Savage’s Twitter response, Porno Pete returned to his sex-toy covered bed to project. What do you think of their squabble?
I love Howard Stern. Always have. If you haven’t heard his latest rant about the ridiculous group Million Moms who are boycotting JCPenney for hiring Ellen Degeneres as its spokesperson, take a listen. Howard hits the nail exactly on the head. Oh yea, he believes that Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann should be thrown off any stage they speak upon. Stern offers a great (and honest) analysis of what’s wrong with Americans blaming gays for everything in 2012.