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.”

Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran Fired Over Inflammatory Anti-Gay Book

Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran Fired Over Inflammatory Anti-Gay Book

Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran Fired Over Inflammatory Anti-Gay Book (Photo Credit: 3 G Publishing)

Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed fired Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran over inflammatory comments he made in a self-published book, entitled, “Who Tod You That You are Naked?” The book has been criticized by many as anti-gay and discriminatory.

Cochran was recently returned from suspension over the book.

Cochran’s book contained passages that referred to “uncleanness — whatever is opposite of purity; including sodomy, homosexuality, lesbianism, pederasty, bestiality, all other forms of sexual perversion,” describing homosexuality among behaviors that are “vile, vulgar, and inappropriate” and “defile their body-temple and dishonor God.” Source: Think Progress

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Mayor Reed “said he decided to terminate Cochran not just because the fire chief didn’t consult him before publishing the book, but also spoke out about his suspension despite being told to remain quiet during the investigation into his leadership.”

“LGBT citizens deserve the right to express their beliefs regarding sexual orientation, and deserve to be respected for their positions without hate and discrimination,” he said. “But Christians also have the right to express their beliefs regarding sexual orientation and be respected for their position without hate and without discrimination. In the United States, no one should be vilified hated or discriminated against for expressing their beliefs.” Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Kasim Reed also said “he believes Cochran opened up the city to the potential for litigation over future discrimination claims,” the AJC reports. There is no other way to say it, Kelvin Cochran used poor judgment by writing this book and continuing to spew venom despite being told to remain silent until the investigation was concluded. Another bad manager gets fired…..

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]

 

 

Pastor Edward James Dresses Horse in Wedding Dress to Protest Same-Sex Marriage

Pastor Edward James Dresses Horse in Wedding Dress to Protest Same-Sex Marriage

Pastor Edward James Dresses Horse in Wedding Dress to Protest Same-Sex Marriage (Photo credit: Video screengrab)

JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL: Mississippi pastor Edward James dressed a horse in a wedding dress and stood outside the federal courthouse to protest same sex marriage. Um, I didn’t realize a horse could consent to marriage in the same way as a gay or straight couple could.

WJTV  reports Pastor James, of Bertha Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Charlotte, thought of this ridiculous scheme all by himself in response to a federal decision to lift the ban on same-sex marriage in Mississippi was handed down in November.

“The horse is to show the ridiculous idea of two men getting married,” James said. He said,“I’m a Mississippian and I’m praying and hoping that we will remain a state that only recognizes marriage between a man and a woman.”

Edward James said, “I’ve had 100-percent support so far, thumbs up, tooting on the horns, I’ve even had a couple come out and give me a hug and hug the horse.” Oh well, it’s Mississippi.

Here’s the video of Pastor Edward James with his horse:

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Michael Sam Being Tebowed Out of NFL, Spurred in Part By ESPN Hype

Michael Sam Being Tebowed Out of NFL, Helped in Part By Media Hype

Michael Sam Being Tebowed Out of NFL, Helped in Part By ESPN Hype (Photo Credit: Twitter)

UPDATE: Michael Sam gets lifeline, to join Dallas Cowboys practice squad.

(OPINION) — I am tired of people putting labels on everything like Michael Sam as the first openly gay player in the NFL and ESPN reporter Josina Anderson focusing on his shower habits. I care more about what Michael Sam could bring to the field and not about his sexual orientation or his shower habits. Sorry, I don’t care whether he sleeps with a man or a woman. That’s his prerogative.

Tim Tebow’s NFL career was derailed because he wasn’t quiet about his Christian faith and now Michael Sam’s NFL aspirations are disappearing before his eyes. So, whose fault is it? ESPN went all out to show him kissing his boyfriend Vito Cammisano shortly after he got the call that the Rams had drafted him. Second, they didn’t stop there. They went all out with the Josina Anderson interview about his shower habits during training camp, that he waited until the other players shower before he does. Um, did we really need to know all this? ESPN was later forced to apologize for the hit-job on Sam. It’s all a distraction and one big media hype that Michael Sam gave a helping hand.

Some people say he’s a mediocre football player at best, which they said was evident from his being the 249th draft pick. They blamed that on a mediocre showing at the Combine. Some talent evaluators believe he’s too small to play regularly on the defensive line and not athletic enough to play in space as a linebacker, the Huffington Post reports. Still, the St. Louis Rams coach said he did well during his brief stint with the team. Others say he’s being ignored by other teams because of his sexual orientation and that he shouldn’t have come out of the closet. Well, that could be true, but shouldn’t he be free to be himself? Jesse Owens didn’t say, um, well, let me run in whiteface because the world isn’t ready for a black man to break down the color barrier in track and field.

Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood blamed Sam’s fate on ESPN, after 31 other teams passed over him on waivers on Sunday. In response to a question from Ross Tucker about Sam’s lack of practice squad offers, Wood said it was ESPN’s fault, adding, “no-one wants the distraction.” It’s very surprising to me that no other team picked him up for their practice squad. Michael Sam deserves a chance to play, but I am afraid that Eric Wood might be right, no-one wants the distraction and for that he’s paying the price. Sounds to me like Michael Sam is literally being Tebowed out of the NFL before he even got a chance to play in a game. Well, as if it couldn’t get any bleaker for Michael Sam, he didn’t even make the Rams 10-man practice squad. His NFL ambitions are getting dimmer and dimmer.

Bryan Fischer: Anti-Gay Activists Need to “Reclaim the Word Discrimination”

Bryan Fischer: Anti-Gay Activists Need to "Reclaim the Word Discrimination"

Bryan Fischer: Anti-Gay Activists Need to “Reclaim the Word Discrimination”

Evangelical wingnut Bryan Fischer says anti-gay activists need to “reclaim the word discrimination.” Adding, “I suppose, like they need to reclaim rainbows. In other words, the American Family Association’s director believes discrimination is a good thing:

 Discrimination, when it comes to sexual behavior is not bad, it is good, and it is necessary. The alternative is utter social chaos. So [it’s] time, ladies and gentlemen, to reclaim the discrimination word when it comes to sexual matters. It’s not bad; it’s good. It’s a virtue and it’s necessary.

He also adds:

Discrimination is not a bad word. The left has turned discrimination into a bad word.

Never mind the fact that the America has a dark past of slavery and racial discrimination, of which the latter is still occurring, albeit with less frequency. I would venture to say, the word Bryan Fischer needs to reclaim is shame.

‘Duck Dynasty’ Patriarch Phil Robertson to Speak at Republican Leadership Conference

'Duck Dynasty' Patriarch Phil Robertson to Speak at Republican Leadership Conference

‘Duck Dynasty’ Patriarch Phil Robertson to Speak at Republican Leadership Conference

Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson is set to speak at the Republican Leadership Conference on Thursday. Um, so much for that more inclusive GOP that RNC chief Reince Priebus talked about.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is expected to speak at the conference as well, but don’t bet on him being insulted to be on the same stage with Robertson.

“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men,” he said in the interview. “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

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Lynne Brown Appointed South Africa’s First Openly Gay Cabinet Minister

Lynne Brown Appointed South Africa's First Openly Gay Cabinet Minister

Lynne Brown Appointed South Africa’s First Openly Gay Cabinet Minister (Photo Credit: Times/Esa Alexander)

South African President Jacob Zuma appoints Lynne Brown as theh public enterprises minister, making her the country’s first openly gay cabinet minister. This is big considering there’s widespread homophobia in Africa, as a whole.

Brown, 52, who is coloured (of mixed race ancestry), was born in Cape Town and was premier of Western Cape until the African National Congress (ANC) lost control of the province to the opposition Democratic Alliance in 2009.

According to a 2008 profile of her by the South African Press Association, she began her career as a teacher and gained a certificate in gender planning methodology at University College London. “I can’t bear working in an environment where things don’t get done,” she was quoted as saying. “I’m not a flamboyant type of person, I get things done.”

Her personal interests were said to be playing golf, reading and “an admiration of arts and culture”.

She is not seen as a gay rights activist but her ascent to a cabinet post was described on Monday as a significant moment. Eusebius McKaiser, a broadcaster and political author, who is gay, said: “It is, sadly, probably newsworthy, I guess, insofar as the social impact of openly gay people in high-profile public leadership positions cannot be discounted in a country like South Africa where levels of homophobia, including violence against black lesbian women, remain rife.

“The symbolism matters also from an African perspective too given other countries around us are enacting and enforcing laws criminalising same-sex sex and lifestyles.” Source: Guardian

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Mike Huckabee: Men Like to Hunt Together, Women Like to Go to Bathroom Together

Mike Huckabee: Men Like to Hunt Together, Women Like to Go to Bathroom Together

Mike Huckabee: Men Like to Hunt Together, Women Like to Go to Bathroom Together

I am convinced that some Republicans just can’t help themselves when it comes to women-bashing and to their detriment. Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is quoted by Kathie Obradovich, a political columnist at The Des Moines Register saying that “men like to hunt and fish together, women like to use the bathroom together.” Huckabee reportedly made the comments at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition fundraiser in Waukee.

He claimed he’s “not homophobic but one-man/one-woman marriage is being “on the right side of the Bible.”

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Massachusetts Pastor Scott Lively: Obama Loves Sexual Anarchy, May Be Gay

Massachusetts Pastor Scott Lively: Obama Loves Sexual Anarchy, Maybe Gay

Massachusetts Pastor Scott Lively: Obama Loves Sexual Anarchy, Maybe Gay

Scott Lively, a Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate, thinks President Obama might be gay because he supports same-sex marriage. The ‘wisdom’ of the right wing evangelicals is nothing short of amazing. By the way, this wingnut is a pastor.

Lively told UK’s Channel 4 News, “I think Mr. Obama may well be a homosexual himself.””He’s certainly a radical homosexualist — meaning a person, whether they are homosexual or not, meaning a person who is 100 percent invested in the homosexual agenda.”

Scott Lively also claims President Obama was trying to “legitimize sexual perversion” and destroy religious values.

“He is lending the weight of his office to a movement that’s goal is to overturn the Judeo-Christian sexual ethic and replace it with the gay ethic of sexual anarchy. That’s what he’s doing,” Lively added.

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