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SWITZERLAND: Catholic Bishop Vitus Huonder Says Bible “Unambiguously” Calls For Executing Homosexuals

Swiss Info reports: Vitus Huonder, the controversial Catholic bishop of Chur in eastern Switzerland, has once again attracted criticism for quoting homophobic Bible passages and denouncing non-traditional family models. At the “Joy in Faith” forum in the German city of Fulda, he quoted a passage from the Bible which said homosexuals should be punished by death. In his 50-minute address ...

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BRONX: Three More Legionnaires Deaths

Via the New York Times: An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the South Bronx has claimed three more lives, bringing the death toll to seven, New York City officials said on Monday amid calls for tighter regulation of water-cooling towers, which are thought to be the origin of the illness. Of the 17 cooling towers officials examined in the South ...

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Olympics Committee Recognizes Frisbee

This doesn’t necessarily mean that frisbee will become an Olympic sport. The list of other officially recognized sporting organizations includes those for chess, bridge, bowling, billiards, and orienteering. (Yeah, I had to look that one up.)

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JMG Commenting Reminder

As I do a couple of times a year, today I again caution you that even the most idle and “jokey” threats of physical harm to any person or property are completely unacceptable on JMG.  Also strongly discouraged are expressed wishes of physical harm to others by any means, including natural ones. Please remain aware that JMG comments are often ...

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ISRAEL: Thousands Attend Funeral For Teen Murdered At Jerusalem Pride

Via the Jerusalem Post: Thousands attended the Monday night funeral of 16-year-old Shira Banki, who died on Sunday after being stabbed at last week’s Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem. Banki, a high school student from Jerusalem, was buried at Kibbutz Nahshon cemetery, near Beit Shemesh. In an emotional eulogy, Banki’s parents, Milka and Uri, spoke of their daughter’s compassion, intelligence, ...

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HOUSTON: Anti-Gay Pastors Sue Mayor

Via Houston’s CBS affiliate: A group of pastors fighting Houston’s equal rights ordinance has filed a lawsuit against Mayor Annise Parker, claiming she tried to deny voters’ rights and intimidate clergymen opposing her. The legal action comes at the beginning of what’s likely to be a passionate campaign leading up to a referendum on the ordinance in November. “She violated ...

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TRAILER: The Intern

Via USA Today: If you thought that Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson’s Google-sponsored The Internship would be the last time Hollywood explored “old people as interns are hilarious,” well, you’d be wrong. But we have to say that The Intern, which follows a retired and bored Robert DeNiro as he interns for uber-boss Anne Hathaway, looks nothing like The Internship, ...

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ALABAMA: Committee Advances Bill To End All Marriage Licenses Statewide

Via the Associated Press: A state Senate committee has approved a bill to take Alabama probate judges out of the wedding license business following the U.S Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage. The Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee on Monday approved the bill to do away with state-issued marriage licenses. Instead, spouses would file a signed marriage contract ...

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Zoey Tur Vs Breitbart: Part II

Breitbart is furious.

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Did Beijing Olympics Rip Off Disney?

Sure sounds like it. Via the New York Times: China lacks enough snow for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, environmentalists said. China is too repressive to hold the Games, detaining hundreds of lawyers just in the past month, rights campaigners said. On Friday, despite those complaints, the International Olympic Committee awarded the Games to Beijing. Now some people are drawing ...

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Top GOP Million+ Donors So Far

That’s just the top four. There are dozens more.

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The Death Of Hitchbot

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FRC Staffer Craig James Sues Fox Sports For Anti-Christian Religious Discrimination

Former New England Patriots running back, failed US Senate candidate, and current Family Research Council staffer Craig James has filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against Fox Sports, alleging that the network fired him as a commentator over his Christian stance on same-sex marriage. Yahoo News reports: In 2013, Fox Sports Southwest fired James two days after it hired him upon ...

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Shamir: Unplugged On NPR

For the latest installment of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, dance sensation Shamir performed three tracks from his critically-raved debut album. NPR’s Bob Boilen writes: When I first saw Shamir at NPR Music’s SXSW showcase, the 20-year-old singer popped on stage with a Yo Gabba Gabba T-shirt and proceeded to light up the night with his disco-infused funk and joyful ...

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AFER Calls It Quits

Last month Freedom To Marry triumphantly declared that it was “going out of business.” Today we get the same news from the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Via press release: Together, we made history. Nearly six years ago, the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) was created with the specific mission of arguing for marriage equality before the U.S. Supreme ...

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Hillary Launches First Campaign Ads

The Clinton campaign has launched its first campaign ads. The first two television ads of Hillary Clinton’s campaign showcase her mother’s strength and resilience and are a clear attempt to soften the candidate’s image in the wake of a raft of troubling poll numbers. The two 60-second commercials, which begin running Tuesday in Iowa and New Hampshire, recount the story ...

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OREGON: Alleged Victim In Terry Bean Case Vanishes, Trial May Not Proceed

Oregon Live reports: The prosecutor handling the sex crimes case against Terry Bean, a prominent gay activist, told a judge Friday that his investigators have been unable to find the alleged victim in the case. Without the teenager’s testimony, the case will have to be dismissed or the trial rescheduled, the prosecutor acknowledged. The boy, now 17, doesn’t want to ...

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Texas AG Ken Paxton Smirks For Mugshot After Arrest On Multiple Felony Charges

Anti-gay Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was today arrested and booked on the three felony securities fraud charges announced on Friday. He was released on bond shortly afterwards. Around noon, the grand jury indictment against Paxton was unsealed, revealing that two first-degree fraud charges were based on Paxton’s efforts in July 2011 — when he was a member of the ...

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Manly Man Ted Cruz Fires Machine Gun

From the same right-wing publicists that brought you Lindsey Graham destroying a phone and Ben Carson playing Operation.

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Walker Punk’d By Climate Activists

(Tipped by JMG reader BKMN)

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