Tuesday, May 05, 2015

NEBRASKA: Sane Woman Files Federal Lawsuit Against All Homosexuals

Via the Omaha World Herald:
An Auburn woman claiming to be an ambassador for God and his son, Jesus Christ, is suing all homosexuals. Sylvia Driskell, 66, asked an Omaha federal judge to decide whether homosexuality is a sin. Citing Bible verses, Driskell contends “that homosexuality is a sin and that they the homosexuals know it is a sin to live a life of homosexuality. Why else would they have been hiding in the closet(?)” Driskell wrote in a seven-page petition to the court that God has said homosexuality is an abomination. She challenged the court to not call God a liar. “I never thought that I would see a day in which our great nation or our own great state of Nebraska would become so compliant to the complicity of some people(’s) lewd behavior.”
We have GOT to see this lawsuit. Somebody find it, please.

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Miley Cyrus Launches LGBT Youth Fund With Musical Help From Joan Jett

From Facebook page of the Happy Hippie Foundation:
Officially launching The Happy Hippie Foundation today with #HappyHippiePresents: Backyard Sessions! Watch the full video of Joan Jett and i performing “Different” now and donate to help us raise funds to create digital support groups for LGBT youth and their families #HappyHippie. All the videos will be released here first so check back soon for more special musical collaborations! The Happy Hippie Foundation is dedicated to fight the injustices faced by homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations.

(Tipped by JMG reader Cricket)

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Headline Of The Day

Even the Fox News host wasn't having it.

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Giorgio Moroder & Sia - Deja Vu

Last week we got the audio, here's the production clip. This is the title track from Giorgio Moroder's first album in 30 years, due on June 16th.

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BRITAIN: It's Erection Day!

Via Talking Points Memo: "British Conservative Party candidate James Duddridge has learned the importance of proofreading. The Member of Parliament on Tuesday tweeted a photo of one of his campaign flyers, which contained a massive error. 'It's Erection Day!' the leaflet read in blue, bold letters. The flyer was one crucial letter off, meant to urge conservative voters to turn out on Election Day on May 7." (Tipped by JMG reader Arthur)

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One Million Moms Vs A&E

Just in via email:
Will audiences want to watch adultery? FYI (owned by A&E) has greenlighted the "Seven Year Switch," an eight-episode series in which married couples put their marriage on the line by shacking up with a "new partner" for a couple weeks. Production is underway for the series to premiere this summer. FYI assumes that seven years of marriage marks the point at which couples become "restless and dissatisfied." In the series, four couples "at a crossroads in their relationship" — FYI did not say if they've all been married seven years — get the chance to shack up with a stranger for two weeks in an "experimental marriage." They will eat, live and, yes, "sleep" with these total strangers, the network said.

This immoral show belittles and makes a mockery of marriage. Take Action: Please contact FYI (owned by A&E) to oppose the new show "Seven Year Switch" and strongly encourage the network to drop all plans to air the program. Let A&E know you and your family will not be watching their network unless this new show is cancelled. The only way to avoid seeing the graphic previews for this immoral program is to no longer watch the network at all. Let them also know you are prepared to join thousands of other voices in urging advertisers to place it on their "do not advertise" list.
Over on Breitbart commenters are loudly calling for a boycott of "those perverts" at A&E, which is, of course, the home to Duck Dynasty.

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The Daily Show Meets SCOTUS Crackpots

"With the Supreme Court preparing to vote on same-sex marriage, Jessica Williams speaks with lingering marriage equality protesters as they fall on the wrong side of history."

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Tweet Of The Day - The Democrats

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LIVE VIDEO: Mike Huckabee Announces

UPDATE: I've replaced the live-stream with the AP's recap.

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Sandy Rios: Ban Transgender Teachers

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Ten Minutes Of Speaking In Tongues

It makes you pine for some lovely Vogon poetry.

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How About A Nice Civil Union?

Graphic by Scott Wooledge.

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AUSTRALIA: Openly Gay Qantas CEO Pushes For Same-Sex Marriage

"As a gay man running the biggest iconic brand in the country, I believe Australia is a meritocracy. I’m Irish, and I’m gay, and I run this company. And when you think of the history of this country, being one of the first to give the vote to women, our progressive nature has somehow gone missing on this issue. My partner’s got three passports – New Zealand, British, and Australian. I’ve got two passports – an Irish passport and an Australian passport. Now, if the referendum in Ireland passes – and it has great support there – then the only nationality that we can’t get married on is our Australian nationality. Which is terrible! At Qantas, we’re all in unison with our support for marriage equality." - Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, speaking yesterday at a forum to bolster corporate support for same-sex marriage.

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Walmart Apologizes For Refusing To Write "Gay" On Cake For Gay/Str8 Prom Couple

Walmart officials in Las Vegas have apologized after staffers refused to write the word "gay" on a cake ordered for the nationally famous gay/str8 prom couple.
Jennifer Sandoval, who's the aunt of teen Anthony Martinez, says she's overjoyed at all the positive attention her nephew has gotten after his promposal went viral. His straight best friend, Jacob Lescenski, asked him to prom after not getting another date. Sandoval said she went to her local Walmart store on Saturday, located near Nellis and Las Vegas boulevards, to get him a surprise cake to celebrate before the dance.  "It said: 'You're gay, he's straight, you're going to prom, you couldn't have had a better date,'” Sandoval said. Sandoval said the initial associate told her she couldn't write that on the cake because it included the word "gay," and that was against store policy. She then asked to speak with a supervisor. "Supervisor takes my phone, looks at it, and was like stuck for a minute, and she was like, 'OK, I'm sorry, we can't use this'. And then I said, 'I'm going to ask you what I asked her because you're the supervisor. Why can't I use this? I don't understand. It's one word. It's gay,'" Sandoval said.
A spokesman for Walmart says they have no policy against the word "gay" and hope to make it up to Sandoval, who says it's too late now. She left the store with the cake seen above. The refusal was mentioned in the video posted yesterday by Teen Vogue.

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Homocon Guy Benson: I Recognize That I Stand Of The Shoulders Of Leftist Gays

Yesterday Townhall political editor and Fox News commentator Guy Benson came out in an upcoming book. He then appeared on Megyn Kelly's show where he said this:
"I just want to acknowledge, quickly, that I recognize that I am so fortunate to live in a country and an era where we can be having this exact kind conversation on national television. And I recognize that a lot of that is due to the fact that I'm standing of the shoulders of people who've worked very hard for a very long time, who probably don't share my political persuasion. So I just want to give them some credit in this. But I think when that crosses some threshold into punishing and purging dissenters and trying to exact punishments on people for not agreeing, that is not what we should be about in this country. I think we should be better than that in this country."
Townhall, it must be pointed out, is one of the most viciously anti-gay sites in all of Teabagistan and regularly publishes columns from the likes of Matt Barber and other anti-gay hate group leaders.

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Marco Rubio Leads New NBC/WSJ Poll

Via NBC News:
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio lead the pack of Republicans seeking the GOP nomination for president, according to a new poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal. Asked which Republican hopeful would be their first choice to win the party's primary, 23 percent of GOP primary voters chose Bush. An additional 14 percent picked him as a second choice. Eighteen percent of GOP primary voters said that they favored Rubio most, while another 23 percent selected the Florida senator as their second choice for the Republican nod. Rubio posted particularly impressive numbers when GOP primary voters were asked which potential candidates they could definitely see themselves supporting. Seventy-four percent said they could imagine backing him, while only 15 percent said they could not imagine supporting him (net +59).
Poll breakdown here.

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Lindsey Graham: If SCOTUS Rules For Gay Marriage, Republicans Must Move On


Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is due to join the GOP 2016 clown car, said yesterday that if the Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage, it will be "time for us to move forward as a society." Graham added that he doesn't see any way for a federal ban on same-sex marriage to be passed.

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Mat Staver Has The "Ex-Gay" Sadz

"It's unbelievable that the Supreme Court would sit on the sidelines while there's this conflict that's taking place between the courts of appeal over this major issue. And when this particular situation presents an issue of national, significant, public importance, the Supreme Court should make sure that ideology doesn't guide its decisions – and unfortunately I think sometimes that's what we see with this high court. The only other alternative that parents have is to move out of those states or to seek counsel from an unlicensed provider. But that's not an alternative because they can't move, number one – and two, they want to go to an expert who's trained in this area. Parents should never have to face that kind of a choice." - Mat Staver, who yesterday lost his sixth consecutive attempt to overturn a state ban on "ex-gay" torture.

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Pam Geller Vows To Hold Another Draw Mohammed Contest, "This Is America"

According to Blaze host Dana Loesch, any criticism of Pam Geller is just as bad as shaming the victims of rape. Yup.

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Christian Video Game: Kill The Faggot

ArsTechnica reports that "failed Christian shoe promoter" Randall Hermann yesterday released a video game titled Kill The Faggot. The game briefly appeared on the Greenlight section of the downloadable games site Steam before being yanked following complaints.
Before its removal from Greenlight, games critic Jim Sterling downloaded and tested the game, which launched via Herman's game shop moniker Skaldic Games. The resulting YouTube video revealed a crude game that has players aim a bullseye to shoot and kill people who say such things as, "Can I put my weiner in your butt?" and "Whoops, I just dropped the soap." (After playing a minute of the game, Sterling shouted, "Where is the fucking satire? What is it satirizing? Not really anything. It's just being 'the thing.'") The game makes very clear that its goal is to shoot and kill homosexuals (with liberal use of the pejorative F-word in the game's title, at that). Players get points for killing gay people—more points if the person killed is transgender—and they lose points for any straight people they kill. It's hard to make a judgment call about the "most" offensive thing in this game, but we were particularly disturbed to hear the game's announcer celebrate a kill by saying, "AIDS carrier eliminated."
In a statement posted to another gaming site, Hermann wrote: "These people that think if you are even remotely homophobic, you are 'hateful' and a 'bigot,' and do everything they can to destroy you in every vicious way possible. So I decided to go down a path that most developers are afraid to go down: to piss these people off by making the most overly offensive game possible to these idiots to prove a point."

Hermann appears in the promotional video for a "Christian skate shoe company" that failed to launch last year after its Kickstarter campaign was canceled. According to materials for the shoe company, the product was intended to "promote the words and teachings of Jesus Christ through quality footwear." Herman's Twitter page notes that he is a "composer, 3D artist, game programmer/designer, skateboarder, and follower of Jesus Christ." His IMDb page lists a number of video game credits.

The video game has attracted wide attention on Reddit and in the gaming community. The below review clip of Kill The Faggot has been viewed 118K times since yesterday.

(Tipped by JMG reader Paul)

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Scott Walker Teases 2016 Presidential Bid

Yesterday's Star Wars reference by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker got washed out in all of the hoopla about Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina. Pity.

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The Chemical Brothers - Go

Back in the late 90s, I attended a Chemical Brothers show at the Oakland Arena. They were so insanely loud that my buddy, who sort of attends concerts for a living, readily agreed when I suggested that we retreat as far from the stage as we could and still be in the building. It didn't help. Anyway, here's the first single from the coming Born In The Echoes, their first album in five years. 

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ALABAMA: Another Anti-Gay Rally

On his Facebook page Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore is promoting the above anti-gay rally for which his wife and Foundation For Moral Law head Kayla Moore is one of the speakers. From the rally's website:
Alabama! Be a voice for truth: Marriage = One Man + One Woman. God created it. Nature reveals it. Societies thrive on it. Children are nurtured by it. History affirms it. The Gospel is exemplified by it. Man doesn't change it. Calling all pastors, churches, families and individuals to join thousands in Montgomery on June 6th, to send a united message to elected officials, the Supreme Court and the world: Alabama is for Marriage. As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to rule on marriage in June, you have a duty to speak up while the very nature of marriage is being threatened. Devotion to Christ, love for your country and concern for your children demand immediate action.
Also speaking is FML senior counsel John Eidsmoe, who has called for America to impose "biblical law" and all of its punishments. Eidsmoe, not incidentally, was Michele Bachmann's professor at Oral Roberts University.

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TRAILER: Being Canadian

Now playing on VOD.

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Tony Perkins Celebrates Carson's Bid

"Ben Carson is an amazing physician -- but can he fix what's ailing America? Conservatives will be the judge, now that the famed doctor is throwing his surgical cap into the 2016 ring. Joining a crowded field that already includes Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Carly Fiorina, Dr. Carson isn't your run-of-the-mill presidential candidate -- and that may be the best thing the neurosurgeon has going for him! A lifetime in medicine, not politics, has given the popular speaker a different perspective on the country's woes -- one that many believe is desperately needed. From his rise out of poverty to his stellar career, Dr. Carson's path to the presidential campaign has taken plenty of twists. As he has his whole life, this doctor is determined to beat the odds. Ben often says that liberals 'don't know what to call' black conservatives -- but in this case, 'worthy adversary' certainly applies!" - Hate group leader Tony Perkins, via email.

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Monday, May 04, 2015

Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Of Cambridge

Via the Daily Mail:
A princess called Charlotte — a name that is French in origin — is a nod to her grandfather, the Prince of Wales, while Elizabeth and Diana are an obvious mark of respect to William's 89-year-old grandmother and his late mother respectively. Royal aides told MailOnline that the baby's second names were self-evident and would 'speak for themselves'. As for Charlotte, they pointed out that much had been written about it being the feminine form of Charles. Another royal source said they understood the couple simply liked the name – but admitted it was a 'happy coincidence' that both William's father and mother would live on in their grand-daughter. For William, naming his daughter after Charles will be seen as a clear public demonstration of his love for the prince.

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VIDEO: At The Gay/Str8 Prom Date

Those gay/straight high school boys had their prom this weekend and Teen Vogue went along to document the evening.

(Tipped by JMG reader Mike)

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Channing Tatum To Play The World's Last Straight Man In Coming Sci-Fi Flick

Via NewNowNext:
Warner Bros. has just snatched up The Forever War, an adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel by Joe Haldeman, with Channing Tatum set to star. The film follows William Mandella, a young student enlisted by Earth’s leaders to help fight the alien Taurans. But his travels through space create a time distortion, meaning while only a few years passes for William, centuries go by on Earth. When he returns home, he doesn’t recognize the planet, which now has one homogenous race and a new language and values. Also new: Overpopulation has led to heterosexually being outlawed. The Forever War was written in 1974—will the metaphor of homosexuality representing totalitarianism stay in the story when it makes it’s transition to the screen?
(Tipped by JMG reader Homer)

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Hillary Clinton To Testify On Benghazi

The story that will never die. Clinton will also testify about her private email server.

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LOS ANGELES: Fans Cheer As Gay Male Couple Smooches For Stadium Kiss-Cam

Via Deadspin:
Back in 2000, two women were kicked out of Dodger Stadium for kissing. The team and the world have changed since then. Between innings of Saturday’s game, the stadium’s Kiss Cam team found two men, not as a joke, but a couple. It’s cool that this wasn’t the still-prevalent homophobic gag of forcing two platonic male friends to awkwardly recoil at the thought of kissing another dude. It’s also cool that the reaction from the crowd was a genuine cheer. Reader Steven, who was in the ballpark, says he was “proud of the loud, enthusiastic response from the crowd. Not one person around me groaned or made derogatory remarks, and seemed genuinely pleased with the moment.” The Dodgers have held LGBT nights in recent years, and while it’s great to publicly announce that everyone’s welcome, there’s nothing quite like being normalized by dorky in-stadium entertainment to make everyone feel included.

(Tipped by JMG reader Helen)

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TEXAS: Second Dead Gunman Identified

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The Nualas - Yes 2 Love

Clip recap:
In a world where people fall in love, and want to say "I do," and officialdom says "Oh no you don't" - Ireland’s favourite all-girl music-comedy sexy-singing –sensations, The Nualas, add their voices to those who say "Oh yes we will." The Nualas wrote a song, laid down the track in a studio, and shot a video in multiple locations. And here it is! Please enjoy this visual and aural extravaganza of Yes-ness. #Yes2Love

(Tipped by JMG reader Anna)

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Manhattan Club Promoter Fires Back At Hotelier Ian "Gays Are Cheap" Reisner

Longtime Manhattan nightlife promoter John Blair took to Facebook this weekend to react to beleaguered hotelier Ian Reisner's declaration that his club is losing money because gays are cheap.
Gays, like any group, will spend their money when you give them something that they want or need. Do not blame the community for any of your failures to make money. XL made over $8M dollars the year Beto and I ran it. Then you all thought you could do it by yourself and we got the ax. You lost your shirt the next two years trying to do it yourself. So you have no one to blame but yourselves. Gays are not cheap... as a matter of fact we spend more of our money on going to bars, nightclubs, hotels and restaurants than do most other people. Just tell the truth. You have lost money on The OUT NYC because of the way you and Mati managed or should I say mismanaged THE OUT NYC ... don't blame us for your mistakes.
Blair and his husband Beto Sutter were the main promoters of the now-shuttered Roxy nightclub before moving on to launch Reisner's XL club. In 2012 the couple married at the Out NYC in a ceremony officiated by actress Fran Drescher and reported upon by the New York Times.

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Fox Homocon Guy Benson Comes Out

"Gay rights is not something that dominates my attentions — or my passions — and that may seem incongruous, that may seem counterintuitive to a lot of people, but the issues that I care about most undergird the reasons why I’m a conservative and have been forever and will be a conservative moving forward. I’m for civil marriage, I’m for nondiscrimination laws — but I think there should be broad carve-outs for religious organizations, in particular, and narrow carve-outs for closely-held businesses that serve the wedding industry. I think a lot of gay people have felt for generations, obviously, that they have not been treated fairly, and I don’t think that coming to a point of social harmony and then pushing further in this almost vengeful, ‘Let’s get ‘em,’ hounding people out of jobs … [I]t’s not productive, it’s not good for the country,” - Fox News contributor and Townhall columnist Guy Benson, in a Buzzfeed interview to promote his coming book, End of Discussion: How the Left’s Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).

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Obama Condemns Texas Shooting: No Form Of Expression Justifies Violence

Via the Washington Times:
The White House on Monday condemned a shooting at a controversial cartoon contest in Texas, saying that while Muslims may have found the event offensive there is no justification for violence. Two gunmen were shot and killed by a security guard Sunday night after opening fire at a Garland event that offered a $10,000 prize for the best cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad. One security guard was injured in the assault. “We have seen extremists try to use expressions that they considered to be offensive as a way to justify violence not only in this country but around the world, and in the mind of the president there is no form of expression that would justify an act of violence,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One. “We saw a pretty important and notable display of bravery on the part of first responders and … because of their courage the only person that was injured by these gunmen was a security officer.”
Pam Geller has been on every cable show today and the donations are doubtlessly rolling in. Mission accomplished.

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DETROIT: Ben Carson Makes It Official

Tea Party darling Ben Carson officially tossed his bible into the 2016 presidential race this morning in a Detroit speech that was preceded by a glory hallelujah star-spangled Jesus frenzy that included a color guard, a gospel choir, and a performance by a Christian vocal quintet who sang God Bless America and The Battle Hymn Of The Republic. Things get started at the 31:00 minute mark below and Carson finally takes the stage with his wife at the 1:00:00 mark. Set your faces to dumbfounded. By the way, that's Mrs. Carson on violin during the national anthem. For realz.

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Matt Barber: Revolution Is At Hand

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Freep This World Net Daily Poll

Let's pick the second one. (Tipped by JMG reader Alex) 

UPDATE: I didn't realize that the poll requires a WND login. I have one, ugh, because I need it for this here website thingy, but you may not want to sign up.

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Viral Video Of The Day

Via the Sun Times:
The good news for one city councilman in Georgetown, Texas: Few people were in attendance at a meeting last week when he excused himself to go to the bathroom and left his microphone on, broadcasting his experience to the council chamber. The bad news: Hundreds of thousands of people have seen and heard what he did, thanks to a video of the council meeting. Even worse news: Based on the time between him flushing the toilet and how he returned only seconds later, it appears he didn’t wash his hands. The whole thing went down while Mayor Pro Tem Rachael Jonrowe was speaking about infectious diseases — and we all know how important basic hand washing is in preventing the spread of germs in general. Apparently this councilman missed the memo.
Over 1.8 million views already.

(Tipped by JMG reader Scott)

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SCOTUS Rejects Liberty Counsel's Appeal Of New Jersey's "Ex-Gay" Torture Ban

Via Yahoo News:
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact New Jersey's ban on counseling intended to change the sexual orientation of gay children. The court declined to hear a challenge to the law, meaning that a September ruling by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the ban is the final word on the matter. The appeals court said the ban, which Republican Governor Chris Christie signed into law in August 2013, did not violate the free speech or religious rights of counselors offering "gay conversion therapy" to convert homosexual minors into heterosexuals. The panel also said the plaintiffs, who included licensed therapists and a Christian counseling group, lacked standing to pursue claims on behalf of their minor clients.
This is the sixth consecutive "ex-gay" loss for the Liberty Counsel. (Tipped by JMG reader Tristam)

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NYC Pride Names 2015 Grand Marshals

Via press release:
Heritage of Pride, organizers of NYC Pride and the annual New York City Pride March, today announced the event’s Grand Marshals for 2015. This year’s marshals are: Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Ian McKellen, both openly gay English actors currently co-starring in the PBS series “Vicious.” Sir Jacobi is primarily known for his stage work and in films like “The King’s Speech” and “Gladiator” while Sir McKellen is often recognized for his recurring roles as Magneto in the “X-Men” films and Gandalf in the “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” films; J. Christopher Neal, New York-based artist and leader of FluidBiDesign, an advocacy group and a community for fluid men of African descent; and Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, considered the mother of the Ugandan LGBT rights movement and co-founder of the first Uganda Pride celebration.
All of the grand marshals appear in the clip below in which McKellen and Jacobi dish quite amusingly.

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LIVE VIDEO: Texas Senate State Affairs Panel Hears Anti-Gay Marriage Bill

The Texas Senate State Affairs Committee has just begun debate on SB2065.
Sec. 2.601. RIGHTS OF CERTAIN RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS. A religious organization, an organization supervised or controlled by or in connection with a religious organization, an individual employed by a religious organization while acting in the scope of that employment, or a clergy or minister may not be required to solemnize any marriage, provide services, accommodations, facilities, goods, or privileges for a purpose related to the solemnization, formation, or celebration of any marriage, or treat any marriage as valid for any purpose if the action would cause the organization or individual to violate a sincerely held religious belief.

Sec. 2.602. DISCRIMINATION AGAINST RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION PROHIBITED. A refusal to provide services, accommodations, facilities, goods, or privileges under Section 2.601 is not the basis for a civil or criminal cause of action or any other action by this state or a political subdivision of this state to penalize or withhold benefits or privileges, including tax exemptions or governmental contracts, grants, or licenses, from any protected organization or individual.
Watch it live here.

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Activist "Punks" Iranian Officials: "What's Your Favorite Way To Hang Gays?"

David Keyes, executive director of Advancing Human Rights, attempted to "punk" the New York City visit of Iran's foreign minister last week by staging a giveaway of ice cream and balloons to "celebrate" the 1000th hanging by the Iranian government. Via The Blaze:
Keyes said he uses comedy and satire to highlight human rights abuses, because “dictators fear humor.” Though Keyes didn’t get up close to the foreign minister, he did approach – armed with festive helium balloons in the red, green and white colors of the Iranian flag – Iran’s deputy foreign ministers Abbas Araghchi and Majid Takht Ravanchi. “Guys, how are you going to celebrate 2,000 hangings,” he asked as he walked alongside them. “What’s a favorite way to hang gay people, you think?” The Iranian officials appeared momentarily flustered by the display and apparently walked around the block in a circle, Keyes said. Keyes extended his hand for handshakes, but the Iranians didn’t take him up on the offer. As they entered their SUV, Keyes saw someone inside taking his picture. “Snapping pictures of me, that’s a little terrifying,” Keyes said.

(Tipped by JMG reader Gene)

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May The Fourth Be With You

From the official Star Wars site:
One of the earliest known records of “May the 4th” used in popular culture is in 1979, as described here by author Alan Arnold while he was chronicling the making of The Empire Strikes Back for Lucasfilm: "Margaret Thatcher has won the election and become Britain’s first woman prime minister. To celebrate their victory her party took a half page of advertising space in the London Evening News. This message, referring to the day of victory, was ‘May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations,’ further proof of the extent to which Star Wars has influenced us all.” May the 4th kicks off a season of celebration, particularly since the month of May has always been important to Star Wars fans. The six live-action movies of the Star Wars saga debuted in May, starting with the original Star Wars on May 25, 1977.

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Today's Episode Of GOP #HillaryScare

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CarlyFiorina.org

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Suspect ID'd In Geller Event Shooting

ABC News reports:
One of the suspects in the shooting in Garland, Texas, late Sunday has been identified as Elton Simpson, an Arizona man who was previously the subject of a terror investigation, according to a senior FBI official. Overnight and today FBI agents and a bomb squad were at Simpson's home in an apartment complex in north Phoenix where a robot is believed to be conducting an initial search of the apartment. Officials believe Simpson is the person who sent out several Twitter messages prior to the attack on Sunday, in the last one using the hashtag #TexasAttack about half an hour before the shooting.

Followers of ISIS had been sending messages about the event in Texas for more than a week, calling for attacks. One referenced January's Charlie Hebdo massacre in France and said it was time for "brothers" in the United States to do their part. Simpson was well known to the FBI. Five years ago he was convicted for lying to federal agents about his plans to travel to Africa, but a judge ruled the government did not adequately prove he was going to join a terror group there. As for the second suspect, the FBI is combing through files on all of Simpson's known associates in Phoenix and elsewhere, but so far there has been no word on the accomplice's identity.

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Matt Baume: Marriage New Watch

Recap: "Oral argument is done, and now we can make a few predictions about how the Supreme Court might rule in June. Texas lawmakers have a plan to stop marriage equality, and they don't seem to care that their plan isn't actually legal. And the National Organization for Marriage is insisting that they'll still exist a year from now." (Matt just uploaded this so the splash screen should appear soon.)

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Tweet Of The Day - Dana Loesch

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Carly Fiorina: I'm Running For President

Carly Fiorina is officially in the race.
Fiorina, 60, has never held public office. A 2010 run for US senate collapsed amid images of private jets and million-dollar yachts. Now, she hopes the revived record of a dot-com businesswoman will vault her over the otherwise all-male Republican field of mostly professional politicians – or at least lead to a spot as one of their vice-presidential running mates to face Hillary Clinton head-on. “We went from a market laggard to market leader,” Fiorina has said of her six years running the computer giant. “Unlike Hillary, I have actually accomplished something.” But those who watched what Fiorina did to HP – mishandling the $25bn acquisition of Compaq, getting ousted by the board in 2005 with a $21m golden parachute, repeatedly being named one of the worst CEOs in American corporate history – say those supposed accomplishments are already coming back to “haunt” her run for the White House. “She put herself ahead of the interests of the company and I fear she would do the same as president,” Jason Burnett, a grandson of the late HP co-founder David Packard and a member of the Packard Foundation board of trustees, told the Guardian. “I don’t want her to do harm to this country.”

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GoFundMe For Florida Enemy Of Satan

Remember the woman who tore down the Satanic Temple's holiday display at the Florida Capitol Building? Even though charges against her were dropped, she claims she lost her job and her home over the incident. Therefore send her money because Jesus.
My name is Susan Hemeryck, and I was arrested in Tallahassee, Florida on December 23, 2014 for standing against Satan when he tried to stake his claim on Christmas and in our State Capitol. His followers, members of The Satanic Temple, attacked Christianity and desecrated our holy celebration of Christ's birth by placing a "grossly offensive" satanic display in the same spot where the Nativity had been removed just hours earlier. Children coming to the Capitol on Christmas Eve hoping see baby Jesus saw only Satan instead. The Satanic Temple is also trying to place satanic books in Florida public schools and a life-size statue of Satan in Oklahoma. I lost my home and my job because I took a stand against this evil, and I need a little help with personal living expenses. I also have a wonderful attorney, Michael Bauer, who has stood by me through all of this, and we need your help in taking the next step in our efforts to legally keep Satan out of our Capitols and out of our schools. Won't you please help us to stand firm and hold the line against Satan? By the grace of God, and with your prayers and support, let's cast Satan out of America and back where he belongs!
The fundraiser is being promoted by gay death penalty advocate and BarbWire columnist Theodore Shoebat.

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AB Soto - Cha Cha Bitch

World Of Wonder raves:
It’s May! And you deserve some spicy, sexy sparkle in your life so praise Our Lady of Guadalupe and Charo and Mario Conchita Alonso and J-Lo’s pet donkey because hottie AB Soto has delivered a new single and video to get your cajones swinging from side to side like happy glitter balls! “CHA CHA BITCH” is everything you want right now. Beats! A hot pup with a knockout smile and hairy chest and sequined jumpsuits. Spangled sombreros! Ass! Mylar fringe for dayz! C*nty dance moves! 7,000 costume changes. A Latin muscle cub floating through space. The NYC skyline! Maria, your inner princessa will LIIIIIVE.

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May 11th In NYC: Savage & Signorile

From the event page:
The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association and the City University of New York present: A Conversation With Michelangelo Signorile and Dan Savage. Join us for a Q&A session with Michelangelo Signorile, SiriusXM journalist and author of "It’s Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia and Winning True Equality," and Dan Savage, best selling author and syndicated columnist. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
RSVP here. I'm attending.

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Princess Diana At 10/1

The odds have been shifting hourly, but as of last night British bookmakers Ladbrokes were putting the chances at 10/1 that the new royal baby will be named for her late grandmother. Alice and Charlotte have been the favorites since the baby was born.

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Sunday, May 03, 2015

TEXAS: Three Shot At "Draw Mohammed" Contest Sponsored By Pam Geller
UPDATE: Suspected Attackers Both Killed

Via Breitbart:
Armed police officers rushed in to the Mohammed Art Exhibit and Contest and quickly removed Pamela Geller and whisked her away to safety after a gunfight erupted outside of the event. A law enforcement officer and two suspects are reportedly down, according to police on the scene. Three Breitbart Texas reporters are locked down inside of the event. The officers on the scene said that possible explosives were found. The extrication of Geller occurred during a live video interview with Breitbart Texas. The attendees to the exhibit were forced into lockdown by police. Several officers entered to exhibit and informed the attendees that an officer was down, two suspects had been shot, and that possible explosives were found.
UPDATE: From the Dallas Morning News:
Two gunmen opened fire Sunday evening outside an anti-Islam event at Garland ISD's Curtis Culwell Center, police said. The two men pulled up in a vehicle and shot a Garland ISD officer. The men were fatally shot by Garland police, and their bodies remain on the street outside the events center.The security officer's wounds were not believed to be life-threatening, but he had been hospitalized. No one was being allowed to leave the facility, where an art show centering on caricatures of Muhammed was being held. Nearby businesses, including a Walmart and Sam's Club, were evacuated. Authorities extended a perimeter 2,000 feet around the Culwell Center, and they were investigating a vehicle within that zone. Reports of the incident began to develop shortly before 7 p.m., when the event had been scheduled to conclude. A speaker had finished his presentation shortly after 6:30 p.m. Throughout the event, there had been no notable protests, despite its controversial nature.

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Santorum Waffles On Jenner Comments

"Many of you may have read a story published by the website BuzzFeed where I was asked for my thoughts regarding Bruce Jenner. My comment affirmed Jenner as a person, made by God in His likeness as we all are. It was meant to express empathy not a change in public policy. ‪#‎compassion‬." - Rick Santorum, posting this afternoon to his Facebook page. Catholic blogger Lisa Grass today reports that Santorum said this her today by email: "I am not going argue with him [Bruce Jenner] as to whether he is a man or a woman. He is obviously biologically male and that cannot change. I meant only to be kind to people who are obviously very troubled." The original Buzzfeed quote has generated the predictable outcry across Teabagistan.

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Hillary Launches Mother's Day Contest

As with the pride sticker giveaway, entering the contest puts you on the Clinton 2016 email list.

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Vox: The March Of Marriage Equality

A wonderfully well-done timeline told through news clips.

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RUSSIA: Anti-Gay Lawmaker Fails To Keep LGBT Contingent Out Of May Day March

Via Russia's state-funded RT News:
Police in St. Petersburg wouldn't allow controversial legislator Vitaly Milonov, best known for his anti-gay stance, to interfere with a gay pride march on May Day. He tried to stop the march on the grounds of a 'gay propaganda' law he himself sponsored. An LGBT activists' column was part of Friday's massive rally, which marched along Nevsky Prospect, the city's main street. More than 90,000 people from all ranges of the political spectrum participated, from the ruling United Russia party to Communists and various small opposition groups. Milonov along with a group of about a dozen of supporters tried to block the gay pride column, which was carrying rainbow flags and banners calling for tolerance, including one depiction of the politician himself. He wanted to stop the activists, saying they were violating a controversial law he sponsored a few years ago, which bans propaganda of gay lifestyle to minors, and brought some minors among his supporters to make his case, the Fontanka newspaper reported. His other complaint was about Ukrainian and American flags being carried by another part of the marching column allied with the LGBT activists.

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Ben Carson To Announce Tomorrow

Via the Detroit News:
In Michigan on Monday, Carson will pray with a group of pastors at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History before officially launching his bid for the Republican presidential nomination before supporters at the Detroit Performing Arts Center. He chose to launch his campaign in his hometown, and his afternoon is booked with events across Iowa. Faith has permeated Carson's personal, professional and now his public life. His political manifesto contains frequent references to the Ten Commandments and God's creation. He uses parables to explain policy goals. His 2014 book "One Nation" slams the "godless" government. His swift rise in conservative circles began after he criticized President Barack Obama's health care policies at the February 2013 prayer breakfast — as Obama sat two seats away.
Carson has never held elected office, a fact rarely mentioned by his conservative supporters who regularly denounce Hillary Clinton's "lack of accomplishments."

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Fake Notorious RBG Returns To SNL

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Wingnuts Furious With CBS For Correctly Calling FRC An Anti-Gay Hate Group

Teabagistan has been in an uproar all week after CBS' Face The Nation host Bob Shieffer correctly called the Family Research Council an anti-gay hate group in the opening to his interview with Tony Perkins last Sunday. Yesterday Todd Starnes posted the below rant, bringing in foaming hater Brent Bozell to denounce CBS. Bozell, you may recall, is most known here for calling President Obama a "skinny ghetto crackhead."

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