Tag Archives: California

AIDS Group Files OSHA Complaints Against Bareback Gay Porn Companies

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which successfully lobbied for a condoms-in-porn law in Los Angeles County, has filed workplace safety complaints against several California-based gay porn companies that specialize in unprotected sex scenes.  Via press release: AHF this week filed formal ‘Notice of Safety or Health Hazards’ complaints with Cal/OSHA (California’s Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health), …

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Headline Of The Day

The Los Angeles Times breaks the story: In the midst of renewed public outrage over its handling of the priest molestation cases, the Los Angeles Archdiocese is considering a $200-million fund-raising campaign. The archdiocese has hired a New York company, Guidance in Giving, to study the feasibility of a capital campaign that would shore up the church’s finances. The archdiocese …

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LOS ANGELES: Lesbian Officers Targeted By Fugitive Ex-Cop Suspected Of Murder

Multiple law enforcement agencies across southern California are conducting a joint manhunt for a former Los Angeles cop suspected of murdering three people, including a member of the LAPD. Local news outlets have published a lengthy manifesto from Christopher Dorner, 33, in which he vows revenge on lesbian, Latino, and Asian members of the police. An excerpt: Those Hispanic officers …

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LA Catholic Archbishop Issues Letter Of Apology Over Molestation Scandal

Yesterday parishioners at every church in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles were read a letter of apology for the Catholic Church’s role in cloaking pedophile priests from law enforcement.  The letter was written by Archbishop Jose Gomez.  An excerpt: My brothers and sisters in Christ, This week we are releasing the files of priests who sexually abused children while they …

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CALIFORNIA: Catholic Cardinal Roger Mahony Fired Over Molestation Cover-Ups

The Catholic Church has terminated Cardinal Roger Mahony for his role in cloaking pedophile priests from law enforcement. Just hours after a court-ordered massive release of priest personnel files revealed the extent of Mahony’s role in covering up for known sexual predators, Archbishop José Gómez announced Thursday night that he has relieved Mahony of his remaining duties. A former top …

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Catholic Group Files Prop 8 Brief

Catholics for the Common Good has filed a Supreme Court brief against the overturn of Proposition 8, claiming that doing so constitutes “an attack on religion.” Here’s an excerpt from their summation: When the courts below held the People of California violated the Constitution when they voted to reaffirm the unique biological and cultural status of the only civil institution …

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Protect Marriage: WE’RE BROKE

Protect Marriage, the primary backers of Proposition 8, is reportedly so in debt to their lawyers that it may affect their ability to defend their Supreme Court case. ProtectMarriage.com, the advocacy group defending a California gay marriage ban now under review by the high court, showed a $2 million deficit in its legal fund at the end of 2011 – …

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Holy Toner, Monkman

Get your holy toner here! St. Andrew’s Abbey is a Benedictine monastery, a religious community of Catholic men who are vowed to a life of constant conversion & witness to the Gospel. The monastic community was founded in China in 1929 by the Abbey of Sint Andries Zevenkerken in Brugge, Belgium. The monks prayed, taught, and worked in China until …

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California School District Buys Assault Weapons To “Protect” Students

The Fontana School District in San Bernadino County, California has purchased fourteen AR-15 assault weapons in order to “protect” students and staffers from potential attacks. FUSD Superintendent Cali Olsen-Binks approved the acquisition of the rifles, which are being stored on campuses in locked safes for responding police officers in the event of an attack. Fontana Police Chief Rodney Jones and …

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Prop 8 Backers File First SCOTUS Brief

Today the legal team representing Protect Marriage, the backers of Proposition 8, filed their first brief at the Supreme Court. Chris Geidner has the story at Buzzfeed: Arguing that the case brought by same-sex couples seeking to marry was unlike past gay rights cases where the court struck down anti-gay restrictions and also unlike Loving v. Virginia, in which the …

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Trans Beauty To Compete In Miss CA

Transwoman Kylan Arianna Wenzel, 26, will compete in this weekend’s Miss California pageant. Karen Ocamb reports at Frontiers: In April, following international fallout when pageant officials disqualified 23-year-old Miss Canada Jenna Talackova after learning she was a transgender woman, Donald Trump and his Miss Universe Organization announced a significant rule change to allow trans women to compete for any of …

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Billboard Of The Day

God’s Gentle People in Chico, California didn’t like the “Don’t Believe In God?” message of the above billboard. Also vandalized was the website for the local atheists group.

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AFER Reacts To Prop 8 Decision

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Protect Marriage Celebrates

“The day we’ve been waiting for is finally here. Today we scored a MAJOR victory for traditional marriage in the Supreme Court of the United States!! Just moments ago, the Supreme Court GRANTED our petition seeking the Court’s review of the Ninth Circuit’s erroneous decision striking down California’s Proposition 8. Thankfully, now we finally have a fighting chance at a …

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Liberty Counsel LOSES Bid To Stop California’s “Ex-Gay” Therapy Ban

Liberty Counsel’s suit to block California’s “ex-gay” therapy ban was shot down today by a federal judge who reached the opposite conclusion of the judge who yesterday temporarily ruled differently in a separate suit brought by others. Via press release from the National Center for Lesbian Rights: The Court’s decision was prompted by a lawsuit filed by the National Association …

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Shannon Minter On “Ex-Gay” Ruling

“We are disappointed by the ruling but very pleased that the temporary delay in implementing this important law applies only to the three plaintiffs who brought this lawsuit. The judge stressed that he was willing to issue the ruling in part because it is temporary and applies only to three individuals. We are confident that as the case progresses, it …

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CALIFORNIA: Judge Temporarily Blocks Ban On “Reparative Therapy”

Last yesterday afternoon a federal judge issued a temporary injunction against California’s recently-approved ban in “ex-gay” therapy for minors. However the judge restricted his order (for now) to only the three individuals who filed lawsuits against it. U.S. District Court Judge William Shubb made a decision just hours after a hearing on the issue, ruling that the First Amendment rights …

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San Francisco Asks Appeals Court For Advance Notice Of New Weddings

As we oh-so-anxiously await tomorrow’s news from the Supreme Court, Buzzfeed reporter Chris Geidner notes that the city of San Francisco is asking for a 24-hour advance notice on the possible ruling that again allows same-sex weddings in California. The city asked for the notice in a letter from Chief Deputy City Attorney Therese M. Stewart to the Ninth Circuit …

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Quote Of The Day – Bill Donohue

“Homosexuals have been walking around naked in San Francisco with increasing regularity, and tomorrow lawmakers will rule on whether to adopt an ordinance that would make public nudity illegal. There is a caveat: because gay pride is inseparable from genital liberation, the law being considered would still allow these men to go naked at the annual gay pride parade, and …

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Protect Marriage Needs Tons Of Money To Fight Supreme Court Prop 8 Case

Saying that they are confident that the Supreme Court will hear their appeal of the overturn of Proposition 8, today Protect Marriage head Andy Pugno sent out a plea for donations. Via email: For our team to perform at the highest level of excellence, we must be able to supply them with the resources needed to go up against the …

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