Tag Archives: Louisiana

LOUISIANA: Cops Arrest Gay Men For Consensual Sex Under Sodomy Laws

Baton Rouge cops have been conducting stakeouts in a public park and have arrested gay men for agreeing to have consensual sex back in their own homes. The Baton Rouge Advocate details one such recent arrest. An undercover East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputy was staking out Manchac Park about 10 a.m. one day this month when a slow-moving sedan …

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TEXAS: Police Capture Suspect Wanted In Hook-Up Murder Of Austin Gay Man

The man suspected of murdering an Austin gay man after meeting him at a local nightclub has been found already in custody in Louisiana on separate charges. Matthew Bacon, 26, was arrested close to midnight on July 16 after the West Monroe police received a report that he was trying to sell narcotics at a truck stop in the city, …

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LOUISIANA: Jindal Signs Bill Banning Journalists From Identifying Gun Owners

Media Matters points out a story overlooked last week by almost all of mainstream media: On June 19, Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) signed a bill that sets penalties of up to six months in jail and $10,000 for those who publish “any information regarding the identity of any person who applied for or received a concealed handgun permit.” The law …

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NYT Ponders Legacy Of Ken Mehlman

The New York Times is wondering what Ken Mehlman’s legacy will be regarding LGBT rights. Mr. Mehlman, 46, remains the hyper-intense, guarded strategist he was in his Bush days, with the same habit of looking past people instead of meeting their eyes. He shuns most interviews and still deflects personal questions, as he did back when rumors about his sexuality …

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Quote Of The Day – Bobby Jindal

“At some point, the American public is going to revolt against the nanny state and the leftward march of this president. I don’t know when the tipping point will come, but I believe it will come soon. Why? Because the left wants: The government to explode; to pay everyone; to hire everyone; they believe that money grows on trees; the …

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Louisiana House Bans Gay Surrogacy

On Sunday the Louisiana House approved a bill that bans unmarried couples from entering into surrogacy contracts. The bill now heads to the desk of Gov. Bobby Jindal. The final version of Senate Bill 162 defines “intended parents” as “married persons,” thus barring unmarried partners and same-sex couples from becoming parents through surrogacy. However, much of the opposition to the …

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LA GOP Rep Introduces Bill To Legalize Anti-Gay Employment Discrimination

Two weeks ago Louisiana GOP state Rep. Alan Seabaugh filed a bill that would effectively ban employment discrimination lawsuits filed on the basis of sexual orientation.  Equality Louisiana writes on their website: HB 402 by Rep. Alan Seabaugh (R-Shreveport) would require that any employment discrimination lawsuits filed for reasons other than a very short list of protected categories be automatically …

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Sen. Mary Landrieu: I Support Marriage But Won’t Back It Until Voters Evolve Too

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) today said that she personally supports same-sex marriage but that until the voters of her state also evolve, she won’t be be backing the issue with her Senate vote. Landrieu told CNN National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta in an interview Friday that she personally believes “people should love who they love and marry who they want …

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Alligator Is A Lent-Approved Fish

The Archbishop of New Orleans has ruled that it’s OK for Catholics to eat alligator during Lent. Because it’s a fish.  Via NPR: Catholics abstain from eating meat on Fridays during the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter, but seafood is allowed. Three years ago, when Jim Piculas was trying to settle a debate among his friends about whether gator …

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Quote Of The Day – Bobby Jindal

“We’ve got to stop being the stupid party. It’s time for a new Republican Party that talks like adults.  We had a number of Republicans damage the brand this year with offensive and bizarre comments. I’m here to say we’ve had enough of that.” – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, during yesterday’s keynote address to the winter meeting of the Republican …

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LOUISIANA: Private School Voucher Program Ruled Unconstitutional

On Friday a state judge ruled that Louisiana’s school voucher program is unconstitutional. The program allows parents to use public funding to send their children to private and religious schools. Governor Bobby Jindal, who had championed the program, called the ruling “wrong-headed” and “a travesty for parents across Louisiana who want nothing more than for their children to have an …

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God Hates Southern Decadence

“Katrina was the greatest natural disaster ever to hit America. Now seven years later, to the day, another hurricane is heading towards this city. The fact the events are seven years apart is very significant as this number is biblically important. It is the number of completion: God created the universe in seven days. The church, city and nation have …

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Isaac To Make Landfall Tonight

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LOUSIANA: Anti-Gay Pastor Grant Storms Convicted For Jerking Off Near Playground

Infamous anti-gay New Orleans Pastor Grant Storms, seen above-right leading one of his annual “perversion sweeps” during Southern Decadence, was convicted yesterday of public masturbation near a children’s playground. Storms, 55, who lives in Metairie, declined to comment after the conviction. Judge Ross LaDart of the 24th Judicial District Court, who presided over the daylong trial because Storms waived a …

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FLASHBACK: Federal Election Commission Fines Campaign Tony Perkins Managed For Payment To KKK Grand Wizard David Duke

Read the entire ruling. The FEC originally fined the campaign $82,600, the same amount of the payment to David Duke, but the fine was reduced after mediation. The fine, it should be noted, was for attempting to cloak the payment on federally required campaign expenditure forms. It is not against the rules to buy mailing lists from the KKK or …

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FRC President Tony Perkins Supported Former KKK Leader David Duke And Louisiana’s White Supremacists

I’ve mentioned this many times before, but it’s certainly worth mentioning again this week. From an SPLC article I’ve excerpted here before: In 1996, while managing the U.S. Senate campaign of Woody Jenkins against Mary Landrieu, Perkins paid $82,500 to use the mailing list of former Klan chieftain David Duke. The campaign was fined $3,000 (reduced from $82,500) after Perkins …

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LOUSIANIA: Christian Charter School Tests Girls For Pregnancy, Boots Knocked-Ups

A Louisiana Christian charter school forced girls to take pregnancy tests. Those who tested positively were expelled. Delhi Charter School’s policy states the school seeks to maintain an environment where students will learn and exhibit acceptable character traits that govern language, gesture, physical actions and written words. “The school reserves the right to require any female student to take a …

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BACKFIRED: Louisiana GOP Angry That Muslims Can Use School Vouchers

GOP legislators in Louisiana have realized to their horror that their bill to provide vouchers for private religious schools can actually be used by Muslims. Rep. Valarie Hodges, a Republican who represents East Baton Rouge and Livingston, now says she wishes she hadn’t voted for the Jindal voucher bill. “I actually support funding for teaching the fundamentals of America’s Founding …

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FRC: Still Pissed About Military Gays

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LOUISIANA: Senate Panel Approves Bill To Ban Gay Kids From Charter Schools

In a move that is backed by the Louisiana Family Council, a state Senate committee has approved a GOP bill that would make it legal for charter schools to refuse admittance to gay children. The bill also authorizes schools to turn away students with poor English skills and with physical challenges. Charter schools are private institutions contracted by the state …

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