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LATVIA: Activists Call For Government Protection At EuroPride 2015 In Riga

EuroPride 2015 takes places this weekend in Riga, Latvia and Amnesty International is calling on the government to protect attendees from the violence that has marred earlier local pride events. Latvian President Andris Berzins has denounced EuroPride, saying that “homosexuality should not be advertised and imposed.” “It is disturbing to see the Latvian government’s evident discomfort at hosting EuroPride. Instead ...

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160K Facebook Users Vow To Celebrate Divorce Of Anti-Gay Australian Couple

Over 160,000 Facebook users have “liked” a page that promises to celebrate the divorce of Australian couple Nick and Sarah Jensen, who gained global headlines last week when they vowed to legally separate should same-sex marriage become law down under. Via Pink News: The Facebook page, which sets 1 September as a placeholder date for celebration, to be confirmed if ...

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Neil Young To Trump: Stop Using My Song

During his presidential announcement, Donald Trump took the stage to Neil Young’s classic Rockin’ In The Free World. And Young is very unhappy about that. Since “Rockin’ in the Free World” was written as a critique of the Republican George H. W. Bush administration and how it did not care about America’s poor, you can see why Young wouldn’t be ...

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Tweet Of The Day

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Happy Father’s Day, Mom

Via Ad Age: “Dadvertising” has become massively popular with marketers in recent years as they try to tap the pride of dads getting more involved in childrearing and tug at the heartstrings of moms who like seeing touching moments of dads with kids. But in a decided zag amid all the dad-back-patting zigs, Angel Soft and its new agency, Interpublic ...

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Jeb Bush Slow-Jams The News

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Handed Out At Philly Pride

Source. (Tipped by JMG reader Daddy Ray)

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Southern Baptists Head: God Will Punish Us If We Don’t Fight Same-Sex Marriage

“While some evangelicals may be bowing down to the deception of the inclusiveness of same-sex marriage, we will not bow down nor will we be silent. We do not need to redefine what God Himself has defined already. America – we stand believing that marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. ...

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MEXICO: Catholic Church Exorcises Satan Out Of Entire Nation Because Gays

Because gays and abortion, actually. Via Breitbart: In an extraordinary act of spiritual warfare, several bishops and exorcist priests have performed what is being called a “Magno Exorcismo” (great exorcism) of the entire country of Mexico following a series of events that the bishops see as linked to the presence and influence of Satan. On May 20, the former Archbishop ...

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Focus On The Family: We’re Ready To Launch More Anti-LGBT Bills If SCOTUS Rules For Same-Sex Marriage

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Alex Jones Melts Down Over Hillary 2016

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Scott Lively’s Crimes Against Humanity Trial Begins, Liberty Counsel Demands More Information From Ugandan Plaintiffs

The crimes against humanity lawsuit against Scott Lively began today with his Liberty Counsel lawyers demanding more information from the plaintiffs, Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG). Via MassLive: Lively is being represented by the Liberty Counsel, based in Orlando, Florida, which bills itself on its website as “an international nonprofit litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the ...

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SOUTH KOREA: Court Rules Seoul Police Cannot Ban LGBT Pride Parade

Via Buzzfeed: A court in the South Korean capital Seoul ruled Tuesday that police violated the law when they banned a pride march to be held June 28 as the culmination of the Korean Queer Cultural Festival, according to a press release from organizers. Police had denied permits to hold the march, citing conflicting applications for events that overlapped the ...

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BOSTON: Police Academy Cadets Graduate As First Openly Gay Couple

Via the Boston Herald: Jimmy Moccia and Shawn MacIver will make a small but significant piece of local history tomorrow. They will become the first openly gay couple to graduate from the Boston Police Academy. Both men scored 100 on their civil service tests. They have been together for five years, and yesterday, in a steady rain, they completed the ...

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A Clue From Notorious RBG?

Every word uttered by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being scrutinized for possible clues to the coming ruling on same-sex marriage and some are seeing another hint in a comment made this weekend during an interview with the American Constitution Society. Via the Washington Post: Asked about the public’s rapid acceptance of gay rights, she repeated her view ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Suspect In Chelsea Chair-Bashing Turns Himself In

Via the New York Daily News: The man accused of bashing a gay couple with a chair in a Chelsea barbecue restaurant has turned himself in, police sources said. Bayna-Lehkiem El-Amin, 41, surrendered to NYPD Hate Crime detectives at the Seventh Precinct and was being questioned Tuesday, the sources said. He was charged with assault and attempted assault. El-Amin slammed ...

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TRAILER: A Deadly Adoption

YouTube commenters are flummoxed.

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DNC Wins All The Trolling Points

“Today, Donald Trump became the second major Republican candidate to announce for president in two days. He adds some much-needed seriousness that has been previously lacking from the GOP field and we look forward to hearing more of his ideas for the nation.” – From the Democratic National Committee.

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Says Something

UPDATE: Spoiler alert.

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This Week’s Issue Of Weekly Standard

Above is the cover art for the current issue of Weekly Standard, whose headline blares “Dissent Will Be Punished.” See the full cover at the link. (Tipped by JMG reader James)

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