Tag Archives: religion

ISRAEL: 19 Year-Old US-Israeli Man Arrested For Wave Of Bomb Threats Against Jewish Community Centers

The Jerusalem Post reports: A 19-year-old dual American Israeli living in Ashkelon has been arrested, suspected of being behind most of a series of bomb and other threats to Jewish communities in the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand that date back around six months, The Jerusalem Post has learned. As of Thursday, with a gag order on the probe ...

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TENNESSEE: Bathroom Bill Dies In State Senate

The Tennessean reports: The bathroom bill, at least for this session, is dead in the Senate. Reintroduced by Sen. Mae Beavers [photo], the controversial bill, which would have required students in public schools to use the bathroom corresponding with the sex listed on their birth certificate, failed to receive a proper motion from the members the Senate Education Committee on ...

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COLORADO: Senate State Affairs Committee Kills Ex-Gay Torture Ban For The Third Consecutive Year

Via press release from One Colorado: Today, a Colorado senate committee — for the third year in a row — killed a bill that would protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) young people by banning the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy. One Colorado, the state’s leading advocacy organization for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families, released the ...

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Christian Site Claims LGBT Activists Vowed “Violence And Possible Deaths” Over Banning Of Gay Veterans Group From Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

From the far-right Christian site LifeSiteNews: LGBTQ activists threatened “large-scale violence,” rioting and “possible deaths” if they were not allowed to participate in Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, parade organizers said. According to parade officials, Boston Police said homosexuals bused in from other states to “disrupt” the festivities were a serious threat unless Catholic organizers permitted a gay veterans group ...

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Former GOP Sen. Alan Simpson Pens NYT Op-Ed Urging Trump Against Anti-LGBT “Religious Liberty” Order

The New York Times today published an op-ed by former GOP Sen. Alan Simpson which urges Trump to ignore the demands of anti-LGBT groups that he issue a “religious liberty” executive order which would legalize anti-LGBT discrimination nationwide. It begins: During Donald Trump’s campaign, he repeatedly cast himself as a supporter of L.G.B.T. rights. As president, however, he is being ...

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Catholic League Endorses Trump’s Gutting Of The Arts Because “Perverts” Shouldn’t Get Federal Money

Via press release from Catholic League president Bill Donohue: The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), National Public Radio (NPR), and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), are all subsidized by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). The Trump administration is right to propose a budget that completely guts these entities of federal funding. That ...

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Pastor Lance Wallnau: A Gay Bar Owner Was Cured Of Homosexuality By Eating Anointed Cake [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: While streaming a video over Periscope last weekend, right-wing pastor Lance Wallnau received a message from a viewer saying that she needed prayers that would help deliver her son from homosexuality. That message prompted Wallnau to recall an incident he heard about recently in which a gay bar owner was supposedly delivered from ...

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State Department Defends Hate Group’s Appointment To UN Delegation: We Value Diverse Viewpoints

Among C-FAM’s “diverse viewpoints” are advocacy for the criminalization of homosexuality and regular declarations that LGBT Americans are literally demon-possessed agents of Satan. The Washington Blade reports: “The United States does seek to include individuals from civil society organizations with diverse viewpoints and allow them to observe the U.N. in action during the Commission on the Status of Women,” Acting ...

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Hate Group Leader Brian Brown To Bring Anti-Trans Bus To United Nations Commission On Status Of Women

Via press release from Christian Newswire: A tour bus affirming biological sex and criticizing transgender ideology, known as the #FreeSpeechBus, will launch this week during the United Nations’ sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The #FreeSpeechBus’s North American tour will begin with a press conference on Thursday, March 23 at 12:00pm Noon ET, outside the United ...

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SUCK IT, HATERS: Disney’s Beauty And The Beast Smashes Box Office Records Despite Right Wing Boycott

CNN reports: “Beauty and the Beast,” Disney’s live action remake of its beloved 1991 animated film, made an estimated $350 million worldwide this weekend. Of that total, $170 million came at theaters in North America. The domestic total exceeded what people in the industry had expected, and it broke the record for the biggest box office opening in March. The ...

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Gifts For The Christian Who Has Everything

Via press release from Christian Newswire: Here’s the Perfect Lenten Gift for the Christian who has everything! This unique novelty gift will bless all who receive it, this Lenten Season! The ‘GODLY’ message, on all of our Lenten Blankets, will be forever cherished by Christians around the world! Its message is for everyone who has accepted Jesus Christ as their ...

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CHRISTIAN LOVE: Tony Perkins Celebrates Trump Budget Plan To Eviscerate Programs For The Poor

Yesterday Trump budget chief Mick Mulvaney left jaws on the floor nationwide when he callously declared that programs to feed impoverished children and seniors “just don’t show any results.” Unsurprisingly, “Christian advocate” Tony Perkins has no problem with Mulvaney’s proposed evisceration of such programs. Via press release: They call it a “skinny” budget and Donald Trump’s was — in more ...

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ALABAMA: State House Approves Bill Allowing State-Funded Adoption Agencies To Refuse Gay Couples

The Birmingham News reports: The Alabama House passed a bill Thursday that would protect faith-based adoption and foster care agencies from placing children into homes that go against their religious beliefs. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Rich Wingo, [photo], was among a package of pro-life legislation considered Thursday in the House. It passed 60-14 with one abstention. Wingo said he ...

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NOT TODAY MOTHERFUCKERS: Seattle Woman Blasts Anti-Trans Hate Group For Exploiting Her Sexual Assault

The Daily Beast reports: “Not today motherf**ker!” That’s what Kelly Herron says she kept screaming while fighting off the man who allegedly assaulted her in a public restroom at a Seattle park during an afternoon run on Sunday, March 5. Now the 36-year-old marathon runner has revived that phrase—her “battle cry,” as she calls it—to slam an anti-transgender group in ...

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MALAYSIA: Disney Pulls Beauty And The Beast Entirely Rather Than Bow To Censors Over “Gay Moment”

Fortune reports: Walt Disney has decided that it will simply pull its latest movie Beauty and the Beast from Malaysian distribution rather than allow the film’s so-called “gay moment” to be censored. Contradicting earlier reports that the musical, starring Emma Watson, had already been censored, Disney told Bloomberg via email that “the film has not been and will not be ...

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TEXAS: Satanic Temple Launches Billboard Campaign Against School District Over Corporal Punishment

Via press release: Commuters passing through Springtown, Texas on Route 199 will likely notice a new black billboard emblazoned with a red inverted pentagram framing a goat’s head underneath, which reads: “Paid for by The Satanic Temple.” More prominently, the primary message states: “Never be hit in school again. Exercise your religious rights.” According to The Satanic Temple spokesperson, Lucien ...

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ARKANSAS: Duggar-Affiliated Church Goes Door To Door With Flyers Claiming Gay People Don’t Exist

Fayetteville’s NBC affiliate reports: A Fayetteville Baptist Church is attaching controversial pamphlets to people’s homes, voicing their opinions on homosexuality. “I was just offended that they would be going door-to-door in this community with that information. I think most neighbors were pretty offended,” Fayetteville Resident, Joanna McCusker said. Some Fayetteville residents up in arms as flyers addressing the topic of ...

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FLORIDA: North Bay Village Becomes State’s 8th Town To Ban Ex-Gay Torture As Statewide Bill Languishes

Via press release from the South Florida LGBT rights group SAVE: On Tuesday night, North Bay Village voted to enact its own local ban on so-called conversion therapy. At the urging of SAVE, the Village, located just outside of Miami, became the latest jurisdiction in South Florida to adopt such a ban. “This year we’re hitting the ground running in ...

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State Department Appoints Catholic Anti-LGBT Hate Group Leader Austin Ruse To United Nations Delegation

Via press release from OutRight: On Monday, 13 March, the United States Department of State announced that its official delegation to the 61st annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) includes representatives of two organizations known to oppose the UN human rights system, LGBTIQ rights, and women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights: the Center for Family ...

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TEXAS: State Senate Approves Anti-Transgender Bill In Preliminary Vote, Final Passage Expected Tomorrow

The Texas Tribune reports: The Texas Senate on Tuesday tentatively signed off on the so-called “bathroom bill” on a 21-10 vote. Senate Bill 6, a legislative priority of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, would require transgender people to use bathrooms in public schools, government buildings and other publicly-owned facilities that match their “biological sex” and not gender identity. And it would ...

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