04/17/2015

Bryan Fischer and Mike Huckabee Fantasize About The Military's Good Ol' DADT Days: VIDEO

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Low troop morale? Blame Obama and the gays. Christians leaving the military? Blame Obama and the gays. At least, that's your train of thought if your founts of wisdom come in the forms of former AFA spokeshater Bryan Fischer and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Right Wing Watch reports Huckabee, who today revealed he will announce his presidential plans in Hope, Arkansas on May 5, said in an interview with Iowa talk radio host Jan Mickelson yesterday that the Obama administration has “an open hostility toward the Christian faith,” and urged prospective military recruits to wait until the end of President Obama’s term to enlist.

He continued:

"When you have a president whose administration orders its chaplains to put its Bibles away, not to pray in Jesus name, not to counsel people on the issues of sexual morality; when you have this attitude that is more about promoting gay marriage and gay rights in the military than it is about being able to protect religious liberty for those people of faith, it’s going to be hard to find people that are truly devoted people of faith and Christian believers and Orthodox Jews and others.”

Fisher, meanwhile, made the baseless claim that reports of the military's low morale can be directly linked to the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Said Fischer:

"The reason the morale is low in the military is because it's become a giant, social engineering laboratory and values that are absolutely contrary to the military ethos, to the military culture, are being forced on members of the military - crammed down their throats whether they like it or not." 

Hear the two wax nostalgically about a time when military men and women were forced to live a lie to serve our country, AFTER THE JUMP... 

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Posted Apr. 17,2015 at 7:00 PM EST by in Bryan Fischer, Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Mike Huckabee, Military, News | Permalink | Comments (14)


Former Texas GOP Chair: Gay Marriage Could Mean 'End Of America' If State Doesn't Act Before April 28

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With the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear oral arguments on same-sex marriage later this month, anti-gay activists in Texas are becoming increasingly desperate. 

Last week, we told you how Dr. Steve Hotze, president of the Conservative Republicans of Texas, compared gays to murderers and marriage equality to the Holocaust during a hearing on a bill that would prohibit state funds from being used to issue same-sex marriage licenses. 

Tx2Now, former Texas GOP Chair Cathie Adams (shown above with Sen. Ted Cruz) — who is only slightly more bigoted than the current Republican Party chair — says if Texas doesn't do something to stop same-sex marriage before the high court hears arguments April 28, it could be "the end of America." 

Adams, who now heads the anti-gay Texas Eagle Forum, made the remarks during a speech on Islam this week to a Republican women's group, according to Right Wing Watch:  

She said that while she admired Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s defiance of the federal courts on marriage equality, “Alabama is Alabama.”

“Texas holds a whole lot more power and a whole lot more authority,” she said, “and if we don’t come out and do something before April 28, this could be the end of America.”

“If we don’t get this done by April 28, I don’t know that we’re going to be able to hold back what is happening,” she said. “And folks, if you are a believer, you understand what happened in Sodom and Gomorrah. You understand. And we are on the threshold. “

“I mean, young people in schools, elementary all the way through universities, are being lied to that these people are ‘born this way,’” she continued. “No, they’re not. I’ve met friends who have come out of that lifestyle, I’ve met men who are willing and ready and begging for a bill to come up in the Texas legislature that they can testify in support of in order to defend the right of parents and defend the right of those individuals who choose to seek a way out of sexual perversion.”  

Last year, Adams helped add a plank to the state GOP platform endorsing so-called "ex-gay" therapy. LGBT advocates anticipated a bill mirroring the platform language in the current session, but apparently GOP lawmakers realized they had already done enough damage. Instead, a bill was filed to ban the discredited practice.  

Meanwhile, Adams and other anti-gay activists are calling on the Legislature to pass legislation seeking to exempt Texas from a high court ruling in favor of marriage equality. In recent days, with time running down in the session, anti-LGBT groups have issued action alerts calling on lawmakers to advance the bills. Apparently, they are intent on making Texas the next Indiana and haven't bothered to talk to these folks.

Watch video of Adams' remarks, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Posted Apr. 17,2015 at 6:33 PM EST by in Gay Marriage, Republican Party, Texas | Permalink | Comments (19)


Suspect In Nebraska Gay Pride Flag Arson Case Heads To Trial: VIDEO

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A Nebraska man arrested on suspicion of taking his neighbor’s pride flag off their front porch and burning it is officially headed to trial reports wowt.com. Cameron Mayfield attended a preliminary hearing with his defense attorney, James Martin Davis, in a Douglas County court room Wednesday morning. 

Davis asked that his client’s felony charge be reduced to a misdemeanor charge, arguing Mayfield didn’t know the couple is gay and doesn’t know that rainbow flags symbolize the gay community. The prosecution objected, arguing that the rainbow flag has symbolized the gay community for more than 40 years; the judge rejected Davis’ request, noting that a hearing is to establish probable cause to a crime, not to ascertain guilt or innocence.

Mayfield now faces a felony arson charge and hate crime and is headed to trial at a later date. Omaha Police Department Burglary Detective Chad Simmons noted in his testimony that the Mayfield family had a sign posted in their yard that read "Protect Traditional Marriage" six months before the crime occurred.

Screen Shot 2015-04-17 at 2.15.43 PMThe couple, Ariann Anderson and Jessica Meadows, filed a Harassment Protection Order against Mayfield after the incident; the court granted their request. The couple filed the order after police detectives informed the couple that Mayfield was making "delusional claims about stalking." At the time of the incident Mayfield's father told detectives that his son had recently lost his job and was drinking leading up to the incident. The couple has since replaced the flag and announced that they plan to marry again in their home state after a federal judge struck down the state’s same-sex marriage ban.

After the hearing, Mayfield issued an apology on-air to the couple saying that it was a prank and that he doesn't "hate anybody or anything." The couple feels quite differently.

Said Ariann Anderson:

"Regarding Mr. Mayfield's comments: a prank is defined as a 'trick of an amusing or playful nature.' Mr. Mayfield's actions were neither amusing or playful. The events that night were frightening, especially considering that we have small children at home."

Watch Mayfield's on-air apology, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Apr. 17,2015 at 6:11 PM EST by in Arson, Gay Marriage, Gay Pride, Gay Stories, Hate Crime, Nebraska, Omaha, towleroad | Permalink | Comments (8)


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Posted Apr. 17,2015 at 5:30 PM EST by in Towleroad Guide to the Tube | Permalink | Comments (0)


Two Denver TSA Agents Fired For Conspiring To Feel Up Good Looking Passengers

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Two TSA agents posted at Denver International Airport have been fired after it was discovered that they had worked out a scheme allowing one of the agents to grope unsuspecting male passengers as they passed through security checkpoints. TSA authorities were first alerted to the situation earlier this year thanks to an anonymous tip. An investigation of the two agents revealed that a clever--though troubling--system where the male agent would identify male passengers he found attractive at which point his female accomplice would flag them to be pulled aside for pat-down inspections.

During its investigation of the pair, TSA officials observed the male agent patting down unwitting passengers’ groins and buttocks with his bare hands, which is strictly forbidden according to TSA regulations. Both of the agents, whose names have not been released to the public, have been fired from their jobs. According to a third TSA employee from the same airport, however, their “game” wasn’t exactly a well kept secret.

“There was more people that knew it was going on,” another employee, who asked to remain anonymous, explained to a local CBS affiliate. “They made it seem like a game, they were having fun with it…I had heard them saying it was just a game. It’s a really sick game to play.”

The female agent who confessed to her participation in the scheme admitted to having lure at least ten passengers into the ploy.

"These alleged acts are egregious and intolerable," TSA officials asserted in a public statement. "TSA has removed two officers from the agency."

While it’s been established that numerous passengers were knowingly groped by TSA employees, the Denver District Attorney’s office finds itself in an interesting position regarding what to do with them. As it stands now none of the men who were touched have come forward expressing any concerns. It’s unclear whether any of the men knew what was being done to them. The one man that the TSA investigation observed being touched hasn’t reached out to the TSA and so the organization isn’t technically able to file any type of charges.

Posted Apr. 17,2015 at 5:00 PM EST by in Gay Sex Appeal, News, Sex, TSA | Permalink | Comments (29)


News: Barry Manilow, Vatican, Mike Huckabee, Out's Power List

Road Barry Manilow's friend Suzanne Somers confirms the singer is gay and his marriage to longtime partner/manager Garry Kief was "freeing" for him. 

TimeRoad Apple CEO Tim Cook, director Lee Daniels, actress Laverne Cox, soccer player Abby Wambach and Transparent creator Jill Soloway make the list of TIME's 100 Most Influential People.

Road Mike Huckabee to announce presidential plans on Fox News tonight. 

Road The U.S. Supreme Court may soon take up cases involving gender reassignment surgery for trans inmates and challenges to state bans on "ex-gay" therapy. 

Road Zayn Malik gets his nose pierced

Road State judge strikes down Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage and immediately puts decision on hold. 

Road ESPN reporter Britt McHenry has been suspended after a video of her badmouthing a tow truck attendant found its way online. 

LetoRoad Jared Leto shows off more of his Joker look. 

Road Maggie Gallagher vomits up new article for the National Review on why she, unlike Sen. Marco Rubio, would not attend a gay wedding. "The problem for me in celebrating your gay wedding, as much as I love you, is that I would be witnessing and celebrating your attempt not only to commit yourself to a relationship that keeps you from God’s plan but, worse, I would be witnessing and celebrating your attempt to hold the man you love to a vow that he will avoid God’s plan. To vow oneself to sin is one thing, to try to hold someone you love to it — that’s not something I can celebrate."

Road A Philadelphia judge has upheld all charges against the three alleged Center City gay bashers. 

Road Anna Kendrick to release series of autobiographical humor essays. 

Road Lucasfilm responds to 7-year-old's request to let Jedi marry. 

BryantRoad Meet Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs third baseman and the hottest new guy in baseball

Road See who made Out's 9th Annual Power List

Road Turns out the anti-gay auto shop owner in Grandville, Michigan doesn't have a city business license

Road #FlashbackFriday - 50 years ago today gays picketed the White House for the very first time

Road The Vatican has ended its battle with a U.S. nun group over the groups emphasis on working against poverty and social injustice rather than abortion and gay marriage. 

Road Gwyneth Paltrow fails the $29 food stamp challenge. 

Road President Obama calls delay in Loretta Lynch confirmation "embarrassing."

Road Adam Lambert continues his tease of "Ghost Town."

Posted Apr. 17,2015 at 4:00 PM EST by in I'm Gay, News | Permalink | Comments (17)


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