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]

 

 

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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Joan Rivers Calls President Obama ‘Gay’ and Michelle Obama a ‘Tranny’

Joan Rivers Calls President Obama 'Gay' and Michelle Obama a 'Tranny'

Joan Rivers Calls President Obama ‘Gay’ and Michelle Obama a ‘Tranny’ (Credit: Video Screengrab)

Joan Rivers raised eyebrows after she was caught on video during an on-the-street interview calling President Obama gay and First Lady Michelle Obama a “tranny.” Um, really Joan? Take a good, long look in the mirror.

After she officiated an impromptu gay wedding at her New York City book signing on Monday, Rivers was asked about whether she thinks the U.S. will see a gay president or woman president.

She responded, “We alread have it with Obama, so let’s just calm down.” She added, “You know Michelle is a tranny.” Wow, really Joan?

The comments sparked outrage on Twitter:

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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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.

France’s Top Black Lawmaker Christiane Taubira Compared to Monkey by Far-Right Magazine

France Black Lawmaker Christiane Taubira Compared to Monkey by Far-Right Magazine

France’s Top Black Lawmaker Christiane Taubira Compared to Monkey by Far-Right Magazine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Italy’s first black cabinet minister, Cecile Kyenge, isn’t the only black European politician being subjected to racial taunts. France’s justice minister Christiane Taubira was compared to a monkey on the cover of far-right weekly magazine Minute with the headline, “Crafty as a monkey, Taubira gets her banana back.”

Taubira is a hate figure for some on the right in French politics as she was the minister reponsible for the legalisation of gay marriage earlier this year.

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At the end of last month, a group of children attending an anti-Taubira/anti-gay marriage demonstration were filmed chanting “monkey, eat your banana”.

That came shortly after an electoral candidate of the far right National Front (FN) was expelled from her party for writing on her Facebook page that she would prefer to see the minister “swinging from the branches rather than in government”.

The treatment of Taubira has sparked much soul-searching among liberal commentators over whether racism has become widely acceptable in parts of French society. Source: Raw Story

This comes as black TV personality Harry Roselmack spoke out against the alarming resurgence of racism in France. It’s a sad commentary that diversity is suddenly a dirty word to people on the right, no matter which country.

Raynard Jackson: Social Services Should Take Away MSNBC’s Krystal Ball’s Daughter Over Gay Marriage Views

Raynard Jackson: Social Services Should Take Away MSNBC's Krystal Ball's Daughter Over Gay Marriage Views

Raynard Jackson: Social Services Should Take Away MSNBC’s Krystal Ball’s Daughter Over Gay Marriage Views

GOP strategist Raynard Jackson wrote in a column in Christian magazine Charisma, that  MSNBC’s Krystal Ball’s five year old daughter should be removed from her home because of ‘moral abuse’ over her ‘indoctrination’ of her about gay marriage.  Jackson writes, “Social services should remove Ella from this house because her mother is without question an unfit parent. What Ball did to her daughter may not be child abuse legally, but morally it is definitely abuse, and I am amazed that even liberals of goodwill have not criticized her for such abuse.” He also claims progressives want to “take another person’s child and brainwash them into believing that homosexual marriage is OK” and “brainwash innocent children to perpetuate their radical liberalism.” Ball’s daughter appeared on The Cycle’s Political Playground and was asked by her mother if she would marry a girl. Can we just let our kids grow up without worrying about being politically correct?

So, let me give you a real-world example of liberalism gone amuck. What I saw on MSNBC recently sent chills down my spine—a parent abusing their own child on national TV to promote an insidious political agenda, which is totally disgusting. You must see this video.

Krystal Ball, another MSNBC talk show host and feminist, aired a video of her and her 5-year-old daughter, Ella. Ball asks Ella if she knows what marriage is, and she says she does not. Then the daughter says marriage is between a man and a woman. That’s when her mother begins to indoctrinate her daughter about homosexual marriage. I was mortified that a parent would do this to her own daughter—on national TV. Social services should remove Ella from this house because her mother is without question an unfit parent.

So, this is the type of world that Melissa Perry wants to create, one where someone like Ball could take another person’s child and brainwash them into believing that homosexual marriage is OK. What parent has this type of conversation with a 5-year-old? Is this what Perry means when she says, “Kids belong to whole communities”? They know they cannot win the argument with logic, so they must brainwash innocent children to perpetuate their radical liberalism. This is why we need to keep the government out of our lives to the greatest extent possible.

What Ball did to her daughter may not be child abuse legally, but morally it is definitely abuse, and I am amazed that even liberals of goodwill have not criticized her for such abuse. Source:  Charisma

Krystal Ball with daughter Ella, talking about gay marriage:

Johns Hopkins Students Petition to Replace Dr. Benjamin Carson as Graduation Speaker

Dr. Benjamin Carson drama continues as students at Johns Hopkins University are circulating a petition to replace the Republican darling as commencement speaker after he linked gay marriage to pedophilia and bestiality in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity

The petition, which was posted on a Facebook page for the student-run Health and Human Rights Student Group, describes Carson as “a world-class neurosurgeon and passionate advocate for education,” but concludes that his “expressed values are incongruous with the values of Johns Hopkins and deeply offensive to a large proportion our student body.”

Carson, who is set to retire this year as the university’s director of pediatric neurosurgery, told Hannity on Tuesday that opposite-sex marriage is “a well-established, fundamental pillar of society and no group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality — it doesn’t matter what they are. They don’t get to change the definition.” Source

There’s nothing wrong with Dr. Benjamin Carson voicing his on policy issues, but to start insulting others on the basis of their sexual orientation, religion or creed is wrong. It diminishes him as a person on so many levels. He is spewing the same vitriol as right wing evangelical wingnuts. I am sorry, but Dr. Benjamin Carson is becoming an embarrassment on the national platform. Imagine if he were really running for the GOP presidential nomination?

Here’s the full letter posted on Facebook:

We are writing to express concern about the selection of Dr. Ben Carson as the commencement speaker for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Class of 2013.

At the time of his nomination, Dr. Carson was known to most of us as a world-class neurosurgeon and passionate advocate for education. Many of us had read his books and looked up to him as a role model in our careers.

Since then, however, several public events have cast serious doubt on the appropriateness of having Dr. Carson speak at our graduation.

On March 26, on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program, Dr. Carson compared gay relationships with pedophilia and bestiality: “Well, my thoughts are that marriage is between a man and a woman. It’s a well-established, fundamental pillar of society and no group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality. It doesn’t matter what they are. They don’t get to change the definition. “

On February 7, Dr. Carson used the National Prayer Breakfast speech— which, like our commencement ceremony, is an historically nonpartisan event — to deride Obamacare, advocate lower taxes for the wealthy, and suggest that Christianity requires supporting Republican policies.

Dr. Carson has also used his platform as a famous neurosurgeon to promote the rejection of evolution: “Ultimately, if you accept the evolutionary theory,” he said, in a statement that would apply to the majority of students and faculty at Johns Hopkins, “you dismiss ethics, you don’t have to abide by a set of moral codes, you determine your own conscience based on your own desires.” This belief of Dr. Carson’s was unknown to many of us at the time of his nomination.

We retain the highest respect for Dr. Carson’s achievements and value his right to publicly voice political views. Nevertheless, we feel that these expressed values are incongruous with the values of Johns Hopkins and deeply offensive to a large proportion our student body.

As a result, we believe he is an inappropriate choice of speaker at a ceremony intended to celebrate the achievements of our class. We hope the administration of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine will select an alternative speaker that better represents the values of our student body and of our great University.

If you support the selection of another speaker, please sign this petition.

Watch Dr. Benjamin Carson denigrate the LGBT community on Fox News:

Thousands March in Paris Protesting Bill That Would Allow Same-Sex Marriage, Adoption

 

Rainbow flag. Symbol of gay pride.

Thousands March in Paris Protesting Bill That Would Allow Same-Sex Marriage, Adoption. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

SMH:  Thousands marched in Paris in protest of a bill, if passed, that would allow same-sex marriage and adoption. Police fired teargas to prevent the protesters from entering the Champs Elysees, Russia Today reports.

 

Demonstrators gathered Sunday in the center of the French capital for a final mass protest against the controversial bill that if backed in the Senate during April’s, vote may become law as early as the summer. So far the draft has been passed in the lower house of parliament.

Currently French gay men and women are allowed to adopt as individuals if approved by social services.

Protestors demand the government withdraw the bill instead putting the issue to the public through project a referendum.

Over 60 percent of the French support gay marriage, though just under half support adoption by same sex couples.The law was a key electoral pledge by Hollande, but his critics say he has tried to push it through without broad public consensus. Source: RT

I have to ask, how does same-sex marriage and adoption affect the protesters? They enjoy the right to protest. Well, how about gays and lesbians enjoying the right to marry who they love and adopt?

 

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