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Scott Walker Launches 2016 Site

Via the Washington Post: Scott Walker is making an early push to stockpile money for his likely presidential bid, asking donors to raise $27,000 by mid-July, when he is expected to launch a White House campaign. An e-mail that went out to supporters Thursday asked them to be the first donors to a new “testing the waters” committee, which he ...

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Google Animates Ian McKellen, Conchita Wurst, & Sam Smith In Android Pride Ad

Via Ad Week: Google-owned Android is featuring prominent gay celebrities to promote the mobile operating system’s support of LGBT Pride Month and especially its upcoming centerpiece weekend. The minute-long #AndProud video from Adam&eveDDB shows more than 15 celebrities—including, of course, stars from Google’s YouTube like Tyler Oakley and Hannah Hart—as characters inspired by Android’s small green mascot. The ad is ...

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Dance Sensation Shamir Rocks Brooklyn

Last night I trekked out to Brooklyn with my buddies Mike and Anthony for the New York City debut of 20 year-old queer sensation Shamir, the unabashedly fey singer/rapper whose clear falsetto has drawn many comparisons to Sylvester. The sold-out audience at the Music Hall of Williamsburg ranged from front-row adoring fanboys to Manhattan nightlife figures such as Double-Headed Disco ...

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Jon Stewart: I Can’t Joke About This

Jon Stewart opened his show last night with a somber, joke-free monologue about the mass murder in South Carolina. “Nine people were shot in a black church by a white guy who hated them who wanted to start some sort of civil war. The confederate flag flies over South Carolina. And the roads are named for confederate generals. And the ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Confederate Flag Flies At Full-Staff Outside Capitol Building

Via NBC News: In solemn tribute to the nine people gunned down at a Charleston church, two flags atop the statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina, were lowered to half-staff on Thursday. They will stay there for nine days in honor of each victim. But in a bewildering display, a Confederate flag on statehouse grounds is still flying high. It wasn’t ...

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Southern Baptists Issue Call For Civil Disobedience Against Same-Sex Marriage

The Southern Baptist Convention closed out this week’s annual meeting by issuing a formal call for civil disobedience against same-sex marriage. The statement was issued jointly by current SBC president Ronnie Floyd and 16 former SBC presidents. As Southern Baptist Christians, we are committed to Biblical faith and ethics. As a result, this body of Believers stands on the authority ...

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TRAILER: Boulevard

Via Pink News: A trailer has been released for Boulevard – the last film completed starring late actor Robin Williams. The drama, which sees Robin Williams play a married man who falls in love with a gay prostitute, struggled to find a distributor to bring it to cinemas – and has remained unreleased ever since. However, following a deal with ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Newspaper Apologizes For Gun Ad Next To Shooting Story

The Hill reports: Charleston’s Post and Courier apologized Thursday for publishing an ad for a local gun range next to a front-page story about a mass shooting in the city. “The front-page sticky note that was attached to some home delivery newspapers on the same day as this tragedy is a deeply regrettable coincidence,” the newspaper said in a statement, ...

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Breanna Sinclairé Becomes First Trans Artist to Perform National Anthem For MLB

Via Mediaite: A 25-year-old opera singer made history at the Oakland A’s game when she sang the national anthem. Breanna Sinclairé, the first openly transgender woman to study and graduate from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, became the first transgender singer to perform the national anthem at a professional sporting event. This particular game, which pitted the A’s against ...

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Phyllis Schlafly: Christians Must Battle Gay Marriage Even If That Means They Again Meet Gruesome Deaths Like In Rome

“Christians have expressed views that aren’t welcomed by powerful people since the very beginning. At the onset of Christianity, that meant preaching in opposition to the customs of Rome. Many believers met gruesome deaths because of their faithfulness. But whether a society accepts their views or not, Christians are still charged with preaching the Word, and that includes the truth ...

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NOM’s Hate Pledge 2016 Site Is Live

NOM anti-gay marriage hate pledge site has gone live. From the press release:  The NOM Presidential Pledge was extremely influential in the 2012 Republican primary process. Not only did every major Republican candidate sign our pledge, including eventual nominee Mitt Romney, but it forced all the candidates to address the marriage issue during the course of their campaigns for the ...

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Google Launches Pro-Trans Business Ad

Ad Week reports: Transgender issues have been front-page news all summer, though brands have clearly had a hard time knowing what their role should be in the conversation. But now Google—one of the world’s most powerfully visible corporate LGBT advocates—is out with a new spot for Pride Month that tells the deeply poignant story of a transgender man and the ...

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Breitbart Headline Of The Day

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Janet Porter: God Killed Everybody In The World Because Of Same-Sex Marriage

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James Corden Goes Bear-Hunting

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Tweet Of The Day – E.W. Jackson

(Tipped by JMG reader Mark)

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MICHIGAN: Crackpot Tea Party Reps Intro Three New Anti-Gay Marriage Bills

Freshman Michigan Tea Party state reps Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat have introduced a trio of  anti-gay marriage bills, two of which are so theocratic that you just have to laugh. Via Eclectablog: House Bill 4731 changes the current law covering the ability of a couple to get married in secret (“without publicity”) to make that option available only to ...

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Alveda King: South Carolina Murders Happened Because We Allow Abortion

“Dr.” Alveda King has had three abortions, so she totally knows what she talks about.

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REPORT: Biden Might Run For President

Via US News & World Report: Vice President Joe Biden has still not ruled out a 2016 presidential run and will make his intentions known by Aug. 1, according to two Democratic sources who have been in contact with his family. While the loss of his son, Beau Biden, last month paused any political planning by the vice president, the ...

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