California AG Kamala Harris Seeks to Block “Kill the Gays” Ballot Initiative

California AG Kamala Harris Seeks to Block "Kill the Gays" Ballot Iniative

California AG Kamala Harris Seeks to Block “Kill the Gays” Ballot Iniative (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is seeking to block the “kill the gays” ballot initiative that authorizes the killing of gays and lesbians.

Matt McLaughlin, a Huntington Beach attorney, paid $200 to file the “Sodomite Suppression Act.” Harris, a U.S. Senate candidate issued her first public statement about Sodomite Suppression Act:

“As Attorney General of California, it is my sworn duty to uphold the California and United States Constitutions and to protect the rights of all Californians.  This proposal not only threatens public safety, it is patently unconstitutional, utterly reprehensible, and has no place in a civil society. Today, I am filing an action for declaratory relief with the Court seeking judicial authorization for relief from the duty to prepare and issue the title and summary for the “Sodomite Suppression Act.” If the Court does not grant this relief, my office will be forced to issue a title and summary for a proposal that seeks to legalize discrimination and vigilantism.”

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.”

Jeb Bush Tech Officer Ethan Czahor Resigns Over Online Posts About MLK, Gays

Jeb Bush Tech Officer Ethan Czahor Resigns Over Online Posts About MLK, Gays

Jeb Bush Tech Officer Ethan Czahor Resigns Over Online Posts About MLK, Gays (Photo Credit: Twitter via @czahor)

Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush’s tech officer Ethan Czahor resigns over a bunch of inflammatory posts online mocking MLK, gays and women. He confirmed his resignation in a series of tweets: “i deleted some old jokes i made years ago that i no longer find funny or appropriate.”

Ethan Czahor was the tech officer of Bush’s political action committee, The Right to Rise PAC, which issued a statement, saying, “While Ethan has apologized for regrettable and insensitive comments, they do not reflect the views of Governor Bush or his organization and it is appropriate for him to step aside. We wish him the best.”

Then on Tuesday, the Huffington Post published inflammatory remarks Czahor made about minorities on the website of a radio program he hosted while attending East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania.

HuffPost accessed the now-defunct website of “The Ethan Show” through an internet archive. In a 2008 blog post, Czahor praised Martin Luther King, Jr. for wearing pants that weren’t “sagging to his ankles” and for not speaking in “jibberish” or “slang.” He went on to argue that the civil rights icon wouldn’t have supported affirmative action programs and declared that “black parents need to get their sh@# together.”

Neither Czahor or Right to Rise PAC addressed those statements about minorities. Source: Talking Points Memo

So much for Reince Priebus’ minority outreach. These conservatives just keep showing their true colors one election cycle after the next. It’s interesting when people like Ethan Czahor get called out for making derogatory comments, they always say they are learning….Really?

3 Sentenced to Prison in Racially-Motivated Murder of James Craig Anderson

3 Sentenced to Prison in Racially-Motivated Murder of James Craig Anderson

3 Sentenced to Prison in Racially-Motivated Murder of James Craig Anderson

A judge sentenced three suspects in the murder of James Craig Anderson, a 49-year-old black man, in Jackson, Miss., after he was run-over by Deryl Dedmon with his pick-up truck on June 26, 2011.

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves sentenced Deryl Paul Dedmon to 50 years in prison; John Aaron Rice to 18 1/2 years and Dylan Wade Butler to seven years.

James Craig Anderson was robbed and beaten by a group of white teens, including Deryl Dedmon and his friends, before he was murdered. The racially-motivated crime was captured on a security camera.

Deryl Dedmon pleaded guilty to federal hate crime and conspiracy charges in 2012. John Rice, Dylan Butler, Jonathan Gaskamp and William Montgomery also pleaded guilty to similar crimes.

 

Mike Huckabee: Being Gay is a Lifestyle Choice Like Using Profanity, Drinking

Mike Huckabee:  Being Gay is a Lifestyle Choice Like Using Profanity, Drinking

Mike Huckabee: Being Gay is a Lifestyle Choice Like Using Profanity, Drinking (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey)

Self-righteous Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee says being gay is part of a lifestyle, like drinking and swearing, CNN reports. Um, we know who won’t be the GOP presidential nominee for the 2016 elections.

During an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, Huckabee said expecting Christians to accept same sex marriage is “like asking someone who is Jewish to start serving bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli.”

On the issue of being gay a lifestyle choice, Mike Huckabee said, “People can be my friends who have lifestyles that are not necessarily my lifestyle. I don’t shut people out of my circle or out of my life because they have a different point of view. I don’t drink alcohol, but gosh — a lot of my friends, maybe most of them, do. You know, I don’t use profanity, but believe me, I’ve got a lot of friends who do. Some people really like classical music and ballet and opera — it’s not my cup of tea.”

So much for the party of inclusiveness. Mike Huckabee has insulted yet another important group of voters, in additions to black, Hispanic and young voters. No word yet from RNC chief Reince Priebus on Huckabee’s comments.

Just to put this all in context, Mike Huckabee also blamed the Newtown school shooting massacre on taking God out of schools.

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:

WJTV News Channel 12

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.