Monthly Archives: October 2009

Sen. Harry Reid: Senate Will Stay In Session Through Columbus Day

It looks like at least part of Congress will be in session during the National Equality March after all. Democrats at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue are gripped with a renewed sense of urgency in their effort to pass healthcare reform. As the Finance Committee continued into the second week of marking up its bill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid …

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Important Correction From One Iowa

In this morning’s post about Phyliss Stevens, the Iowa LGBT activist arrested for embezzling from her employer, I inaccurately posted that her partner Marla worked for an offshoot of One Iowa. Justin Umbelhor, Director of Communications for One Iowa writes: The Iowa Republican blog post you link to is wholly inaccurate. Their main contention is false: the LGBT Fairness Fund …

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All The Hairy Babies

I’m glad I didn’t post this, because the answer clip is so much hotter.

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Pat Condell On The Arrogance Of Clergy

My favorite atheist checks in with another excellent opinion piece, this one on the difference between private faith and public religion. Condell says that Catholic clergy such as the Pope, who deliberately spread misinformation about the effectiveness of condoms against HIV, should be charged with attempted murder.

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PhoboQuotable – Lindsey Douthit

“The main platform of the pro-ENDA speakers was this: it is “inhumane” to object to individuals’ decisions to give themselves over to unnatural sexual, and people who oppose ENDA are backwards and biased. “The ENDA hearing should serve as a wake-up call to Christians that they must continue to fight for religious liberty. Legislation such as ENDA serves to normalize, …

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80’s Flashback

Nik Kershaw, Wouldn’t It Be Good, 1984. Quite innovative for its day, the chroma key-laden video for this track helped propel it to the top ten in most of Europe, #4 in the UK, but only #46 in the U.S. The success of Woudn’t It Be Good prompted Kershaw’s label to re-release his first single, I Won’t Let The Sun …

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The Evening Prayer

Brought to you by Pray In Jesus Name. (Via – Pam’s House Blend)

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Daily Grumble

Yesterday was World Vegetarian Day and we missed it. And here I’d planned a delicious banquet of adorable bunnies, kittens, and endangered turtles. Dammit!

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Chicago Eliminated From 2016 Olympics Contention In First Round

Despite President Obama’s campaigning personally for his adopted hometown, today Chicago was eliminated as the prospective host city of the 2016 Olympics. Chicago lost the bid to bring the 2016 Olympics Games to Chicago on Friday, in the first ballot of voting. Not even the presence of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, nor a long list of …

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Broadway Friday

– Starpower: Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman delivered record-setting opening week receipts for A Steady Rain. The show grossed $1.1M, a new plateau for a non-musical production. Could it be the $376 “premium seating”? – Superior Donuts, a new play by Tracy Letts, opened to rave reviews at the Music Box last night. Micheal McKean stars. – Cheyenne Jackson is …

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Signorile Caller Says He’s Organizing To Overthrow Obama, Bring Back Slavery

A caller to Michelangelo Signorile’s show on SiriusXM said that he and 200 others in different states were organizing to overthrow Barack Obama and bring back slavery. And something about the kicking gays out of the country too. Enjoy the crazy, but in the second clip another caller warns that her own mother had recently joined a similar group.

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Judge Orders Yes On 8 To Turn Over Campaign Information

A district court judge in California has ordered Protect Marriage, the group behind the successful repeal of same-sex marriage, to turn over certain financial records related to their campaign. Denying a request to shield the information, U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn Walker said the Protect Marriage campaign had failed to show that providing private e-mails, memos and reports would inhibit …

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Canada: Child Porn Catholic Bishop Turns Self In, Is Released On Bail

Bishop Raymond Lahey, on the lam for several days after Canadian border guards found child pornography on his laptop, yesterday surrendered to authorities. Lahey was released on $9,000 bail after turning himself in to Ottawa police on Thursday afternoon to face charges of possessing and importing child pornography. The Roman Catholic cleric, who resigned his post in Nova Scotia on …

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Mormon Paper Refuses To Run Memorial Service Ad For Gay Suicides

The Mormon Church-owned Deseret News is refusing to run an ad for a memorial service for gay Mormons who’ve committed suicide. MediaOne, which handles advertising for both the News and The Salt Lake Tribune , accepted payment from the nonprofit Foundation for Reconciliation to run an ad, announcing a memorial service this Sunday, in both papers. But on Wednesday, a …

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Monday: Outrage Premieres On HBO

Outrage, the documentary profiling Mike Rogers, Michelangelo Signorile, and others involved in outing closeted anti-gay politicians debuts on HBO this Monday. The film played in theaters earlier this year to positive reviews.

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Morehouse College Fires Employee Over Homophobic Email

Atlanta’s Morehouse College, one of the nation’s most prominent black universities, has fired staffer Sandra Bradley after she went off on a rant to colleagues after receiving a forwarded email about a wedding between two black men. Her email: “I can’t believe this wedding. It’s 2 men. They don’t smile in a lot of pictures and they look like a …

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More Scandal For Sen. John Ensign (R-NV)

The New York Times has uncovered serious ethical violations committed by anti-gay Sen. John “Defender Of Marriage” Ensign. This new information is related to the adultery scandal Ensign confessed to early in the summer. Rachel Maddow lays it all out below.

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Illinois Senate Introduces Marriage Bill

Yesterday Illinois state Sen. Heather Stearns introduced a marriage equality bill. Via Equality Illinois: “This is not an issue of sacred versus secular – there are plenty of synagogues and churches that both recognize and perform same-sex marriages,” said Bernard Cherkasov, Chief Executive Officer of Equality Illinois. “Rather, marriage is a civil right – plain and simple. The state cannot …

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Texas Judge Allows Gay Divorce

Texas Family District Court Judge Tena Callahan has ruled that a gay couple can get divorced, even though the state has a ban on same-sex marriage. A judge ruled Thursday that a married gay couple in Dallas can be granted a divorce, setting the stage for a same-sex marriage battle royal in the Lone Star State. Dallas state district judge …

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Rep. Michele Bachmann: Obamacare Will Result In Abortion Field Trips

You think she couldn’t get crazier, and then she proves you wrong.

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