Tag Archives: Louisiana

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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Santorum Wins Louisiana Primary

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Frothy: I’ll Bring Back DADT

At a campaign stop before a church audience in Louisiana, yesterday Rick Santorum repeated his vow to overturn the repeal of DADT should he get elected. Hosting the event was hate group leader and KKK associate Tony Perkins.

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SCOTUS Declines Gay Adoption Appeal

Today the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a lower court’s ruling that adoptive gay parents may not both be listed an a child’s amended birth certificate. The justices rejected the California couple’s appeal Tuesday without comment. The couple claims that Louisiana, where the child was born, has an unconstitutional policy against adoption by unmarried partners. The state …

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Crimes Against Nature

On Tuesday I posted a map showing which states still have anti-sodomy laws on the books. In the clip below, Russia Today examines how those antiquated laws are using against Louisiana’s sex workers, who are often forced to register as sex offenders.

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LOUISIANA: Federal Appeals Court Denies Gay Dads On Birth Certificate Request

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to allow two gay dads to have their names placed on the Louisiana birth certificate of their adopted son. That right is automatically granted to married couples, but Louisiana does not allow unmarried couples to adopt and does not allow gay people to marry. Chief Judge Edith Jones wrote for a nine-member …

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Stella!

Clip description: “The finale to this year’s Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival had people screaming in the streets, recreating the famous scene from A Streetcar Named Desire.” Williams would have turned 100 this week.

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Tony Perkins Is Angry That Students Don’t Like His Anti-Gay Hate Speeches

“Apparently, ‘objectionable’ is in the eye of the beholder. I experienced that first-hand on Friday when I was invited to speak at my alma mater in Baton Rouge. As a graduate of the Public Administration program at Louisiana State University, I’ve spoken in class before. This time, I was met by about 50 homosexual activists with signs and bullhorns demanding …

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