Ben Carson Operative Jim Dornan Deletes Tweets Calling Obama ‘Dipshit,’ Among Others

jim dornan Ben Carson Operative Deletes Tweet Calling Obama "the Dipshit in WH"

Ben Carson Operative Deletes Tweet Calling Obama “the Dipshit in WH”

Jim Dornan

Presidential wannabe Dr. Ben Carson is facing some fallout over inflammatory and racist tweets by his operative, Jim Dornan.

Here’s more from Buzzfeed on Jim Dornan’s tweets:

One tweet from Dornan referred to McConnell shoving his fist up Obama’s butt. One tweet calls Ferguson protestors “thugs.” Another calls Obama a “dipshit.” One tweet calls Debbie Wasserman-Schultz a “pathetic excuse for a human being.” Two tweets call Chris Matthews and the Huffington Post “aholes.” Another tweet at Obama tells him to “bend over bitch.”

This comes after Ben Carson apologized for saying prison explains being gay is a choice, as people identifying as straight come out of prison as identifying as gay.

Dr. Ben Carson: Prison Proves People Choose to be Gay (VIDEO)

Dr. Ben Carson: Prison Proves People Choose to be Gay

Dr. Ben Carson: Prison Proves People Choose to be Gay (Photo Credit: CNN Video Screengrab)

Dr. Ben Carson said he believes being gay is a choice because “a lot of people who go into prison, go into prison straight, and when they come out, they’re gay.” He added, “So, did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself the question.” What an incredibly ludicrous thing to say. Um, I guess he’s oblivious to the culture of rape in prisons around the world.

Carson made this disturbing comment during an interview on CNN’s “New Day” with Chris Cuomo, who asked whether he thought being gay was a choice. To which he said, “absolutely.”

Um, so how do you explain those gay people who didn’t find themselves behind bars? Ben Carson is a fool. For someone who made such an enormous contribution to the field of medicine, I am appalled, to say the least. Thankfully, Carson isn’t a serious presidential candidate and will drop out of the race quickly. He’s just pandering to the worst elements of the Republican Party.

UPDATE:  Dr. Ben Carson has issued an apology saying he “realized that my choice of language does not reflect fully my heart on gay issues.” He added, “I do not pretend to know how every individual came to their sexual orientation. I regret that my words to express that concept were hurtful and divisive. For that I apologize unreservedly to all that were offended.”

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Says No Court Has Right to Define Marriage

Alabama Judge Roy Moore Says No Court Has Right to Define Marriage

Alabama Judge Roy Moore Says No Court Has Right to Define Marriage

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore doubled down on his position banning gay marriage saying no lower court has the right to define marriage during a contentious interview with Chris Cuomo on CNN. He said he “dissented” from the federal court’s ruling because it was “exactly like” Supreme Court rulings in Dred Scott and Plessy vs. Ferguson that upheld slavery and segregation. Moore said both decisions were wrong and should not have been followed by the states. So, he’s giving himself supreme powers to do as he pleases based on his views of the definition of marriage.

He is framing his disagreement with gay marriage on the grounds that these two decisions were wrong — blacks were property. Typical spin by white right wing evangelicals. Cuomo hit hard when he told Moore, “Our laws do not come from God, and you know that.” Same sex marriage licenses were issued in some counties in Alabama, while 50 judges followed Moore’s advice. Kinda like the mess that unfolded when Wallace balked at desegregation efforts in the 1960s.

Roy Moore dredging up the Dred Scott decision is a favorite ploy of same sex marriage opponents. During the CNN interview, he demanded to know if Cuomo would have ruled in accordance with the Dred Scott decision had he been a justice during that time. Cuomo slapped back, saying Moore was only trying to skirt his obligations by pushing them on others by dissenting. Justices were allowed to dissent on a decision they did not agree with.

Moore said gay marriage is an alteration of the word marriage and that no court has the right to alter the Constitution under the 10th Amendment. He said every person in the U.S. has the right to marry someone of the opposite sex. This reminds me of the dust-up he caused when he refused to remove the Ten Commandments from the courthouse.

Roy Moore said God gave us the definition of our rights for many centuries until recently, when gay marriage entered the fray. He said the question of the definition of marriage will be taken up by the Supreme Court in June.

The battle between Chris Cuomo and Roy Moore went on for 30 minutes before it ended with CNN losing its satellite connection with the chief judge. What Justice Moore has done was to ignore the court’s ruling based on his values. Um, wrong. But this is nothing new. He has a history of forcing his values on the rest of his state.

By the way, SCOTUS Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg believes American are ready for gay marriage. She said, “The changes in people’s attitudes on that issue has been enormous. In recent years, people have said, ‘This is the way I am.’ And others looked around, and we discovered it’s our next-door neighbor — we’re very fond of them. Or it’s our child’s best friend, or even our child. I think that as more and more people came out and said that ‘this is who I am,’ the rest of us recognized that they are one of us,” Bloomberg reports. Good, that should send Roy Moore on another 30 minute rant.

Watch sparks fly during Justice Roy Moore’s CNN interview:

Fox’s Shepard Smith: Some States that Fought Integration, Fighting Same-Sex Marriage

Fox's Shepard Smith: Some States that Fought Integration, Fighting Same-Sex Marriage

Fox’s Shepard Smith: Some States that Fought Integration, Fighting Same-Sex Marriage (Photo Credit: Google Maps)

Every now and then, someone of Fox News makes sense. Shepard Smith compared the states resisting same sex marriage in the U.S. to those states who wanted to keep segregation in tact in the U.S. during the Civil Rights Movement. This comes as the U.S. Supreme Court will hear four different cases challenging same-sex marriage in four different states — Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee.

Smith said, “Not in every case, but in most cases, the same states which were fighting integration are fighting this as well.”

“Those states which always seem to be behind the curve for reasons which are explainable and understandable. Those are the places where this is going to turn out to be the most difficult, especially if the Supreme Court stays with what has seemed to be a trend toward inclusion and away from discrimination.”

He addressed Wall Street Journal editor John Bussey’s comment that “there’s still disagreement on this issue within the American population, saying, “There’s still disagreement on segregation.”

MA Governor’s Daughter Katherine Patrick Engaged to Alisha Marie Lemieux

MA Governor's Daughter Katherine Patrick Engaged to Alisha Marie Lemieux

MA Governor’s Daughter Katherine Patrick Engaged to Alisha Marie Lemieux

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced that his daughter, Katherine Patrick, is engaged to marry her partner Alisha Marie Lemieux, of New Bedford.

Here’s the statement from Gov. Deval Patrick’s office:

The Governor and Mrs. Patrick joyfully announce the engagement of their daughter Katherine Wintersmith Patrick to Alisha Marie Lemieux of New Bedford.  Ms. Patrick is a graduate of Smith College and is studying for her doctorate in psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California.  Ms. Lemieux is studying for her bachelor’s degree in sociology at Mills College in Oakland, California.  The couple reside in the Bay Area.

[Photo Credit: Office of Gov. Deval Patrick]

 

 

Is Opposing Gay Marriage Based on ‘Christian Beliefs’ Racist?

Is Opposing Gay Marriage Based on 'Christian Beliefs' Racist?

Is Opposing Gay Marriage Based on ‘Christian Beliefs’ Racist?

The Week has an interesting article asking if conservative opposition to gay marriage is the same as being racist. For starters, the Bible did address slavery, but it didn’t seem to be in the context of race-based slavery, as was the case in the U.S., Great Britain, Spain and the Netherlands. It’s true that there were some Christians, who were members of the Ku Klux Klan, went to church at 11 a.m., then burned crosses on front lawns and lynched innocent blacks later in the evening. Some people back then used their religion to justify their racist attitudes and treatment of blacks. Some are trying to do that with the gay community. Marginalizing people on the basis of their religion and sexual orientation is just wrong. I will admit, I wasn’t a gay marriage proponent for many years,  but I have come to the realization that depriving someone of being with the person they love is just wrong. It’s morally wrong. The fact is racism and homophobia should have no place in our society….period.

The big deal is that strictures against homosexuality are rooted far more deeply in the Judeo-Christian tradition than racism ever was. Yes, slavery is found throughout the Scriptures and comes in for criticism only, at best, by implication. But race-based slavery — and the racism that made it possible and continues to infect ideas and institutions throughout the West to this day — receives no explicit endorsement from the Bible.

Which isn’t to say that those seeking to justify race-based slavery or racism couldn’t, and didn’t, twist biblical passages to make them provide such justification. But the Hebrew Bible and New Testament clearly do not teach (either explicitly or implicitly) that buying, owning, and selling African slaves is next to godliness.

The same cannot be said about the normative teaching on human sexuality contained within the Judeo-Christian scriptures — and even more so, within the interpretative and theological traditions that grow out of them. In dismissing this teaching so casually, Chotiner ends up implying that traditionalist churches and religious communities are the moral equivalent of the Ku Klux Klan.

If that’s an accurate evaluation of their moral status, then we can expect that before long traditionalist religious views will be denied legitimacy by the courts, denigrated in the public schools, and thoroughly marginalized in our public life. (For a sober but concerned exploration of how the social and legal persecution of traditionalist belief might unfold over the coming years, see Rod Dreher’s recent cover story in The American Conservative.)

Chotiner and his fellow secular liberals may well be right that traditionalist views of sexuality are bound to evolve, with nearly everyone destined to accept and affirm the dignity of homosexual relationships. But given the commitments of these same liberals to personal freedom, shouldn’t they also insist that the evolution take place at its own pace, without being forcibly imposed by the coercive powers of the state? Source: The Week

Um, I remember a time when interracial marriages were against the law in America. It’s still frowned upon by many who are still hellbent on living in the Dark Ages.  While it may not be a popular position, people are free to have their own opinions. I wouldn’t call someone a racist for believing that marriage should be between one man and one woman. You have to consider the context in which the person is voicing his or her opposition to gay marriage. Yes, there are some people who have racist views of the gay community, but there are some who aren’t. If the truth be told, no matter where one stands on the issue of gay marriage, it’s very easy for each side to twist the Scriptures to fit their ideology. That doesn’t make it right. Far from it. The bottom line is that we are all afforded freedoms under the Constitution. That also includes the LGBT community. So, deal with it.

GOP Lawmaker Mike Turner Wants to Ban All Marriages in Oklahoma

GOP Lawmaker Mike Turner Wants to Ban All Marriages in Oklahoma

GOP Lawmaker Mike Turner Wants to Ban All Marriages in Oklahoma


The Republicans are at it again….Oklahoma State Sen. Mike Turner had an epiphany that the best way to get rid of gay marriages is to make all marriages illegal.  Turner believes this would be the best way to honor the Constitution.

“[My constituents are] willing to have that discussion about whether marriage needs to be regulated by the state at all,” Turner said.

Other conservative lawmakers feel the same way, according to Turner.

“Would it be realistic for the State of Oklahoma to say, ‘We’re not going to do marriage period,’” asked News 9′s Michael Konopasek.

“That would definitely be a realistic opportunity, and it’s something that would be part of the discussion,” Turner answered. Source: Oklahoma’s Own

Megachurch Pastor Joel Osteen on Gay Marriage: “We’re for Everybody”

Megachurch Pastor Joel Osteen on Gay Marriage:  "We're for Everybody"

Megachurch Pastor Joel Osteen on Gay Marriage: “We’re for Everybody” (Photo credit: Screengrab)

Megachurch pastor Joel Osteen told “Katie” during a recent interview that he wouldn’t marry two gay individuals saying, “No Katie, because I feel that would go against what the Scriptures teaches. He said he doesn’t ‘harp’ on such issues.

Osteen also said “But anytime I talk about this, people say you’re a gay-basher and all that, we are not. We’re for everybody. Our ministry is about lifting people up.”  So, he’s not for gay marriage, but he’s for everyone, right?

Joel Osteen also emphasized that the overall theme in the Bible, which was also echoed by Jesus Christ — “love God and love your neighbor as you love yourself.” Katie Couric asked Osteen “are you worried if you spoke out supporting it [gay marriage] that there would be a backlash against your congregation?”

Osteen said “Well, I think there would be because I don’t feel like that’s what the Scriptures says.” He added, “But again, there’s so many things that we can focus on. I’m not going to harp on one group. I’m for everybody. Jesus said, ‘I didn’t come into the world to condemn people but that the world could be saved.’ Our ministry is about lifting people up. Let them make their own decisions, I’m not the one to judge anybody,” he added.

Pope Francis: Religion Doesn’t Have Right to Interfere Spiritually in Lives of Gays

Pope Francis: Religion Doesn't Have Right to Interfere Spiritually in Lives of Gays

Pope Francis: Religion Doesn’t Have Right to Interfere Spiritually in Lives of Gays

BREAKING:  Pope Francis says religion doesn’t have the right to interfere spiritually in the lives of gays and lesbians. This comes after his comments in July when he asked “Who am I to judge” gay people?

In a wide-ranging interview published Thursday, the pope also said that women must play a key role in church decisions and brushed off critics who say he should be more vocal about fighting abortion and gay marriage.

Moreover, if the church fails to find a “new balance” between its spiritual and political missions, the pope warned, its moral foundation will “fall like a house of cards.” Source: CNN

 

Fox News Contributor Sandy Rios Compares Ariel Castro’s Love for Victims to Love Between Gay Couples

Fox News Contributor Sandy Rios Compares Ariel Castro's Love for Victims to Love Between Gay Couples

Fox News Contributor Sandy Rios Compares Ariel Castro’s Love for Victims to Love Between Gay Couples

Fox News contributor and American Family Association radio show host Sandy Rios under fire for comparing homosexual love to the love Ohio kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro for his three victims, as she voiced her opposition to same-sex marriage. She made the controversial and disgusting comments while speaking with anti-gay Chicago pastor Erwin Lutzer about their shared opposition to same sex marriage.

Right Wing Watch:  They said in the midst of a society that is so desperate and so high-crime ridden, do we really now need laid upon this the destruction of the family and the destruction of marriage?”

The two also reiterated their belief that it is wrong to allow same-sex couples to marry just because they love each other. Lutzer, responding to a pro-gay marriage Facebook message, claimed that even pedophiles believe that they “love” the children they abuse. Rios added that even Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man who kidnapped three women, claimed that he loved the women he held in captivity.