Tag Archives: Ohio

New York Times Editorial Board: Cop Shooting Victim Tamir Rice Would Be Alive If He Were White

From the New York Times editorial board: Tamir Rice of Cleveland would be alive today had he been a white 12-year-old playing with a toy gun in just about any middle-class neighborhood in the country on the afternoon of Nov. 22, 2014. But Tamir, who was shot to death by a white police officer that day, had the misfortune of …

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OHIO: Grand Jury Returns No Charges For Cops In Death Of Black Youth Tamir Rice, Protests Planned

The trend continues. CNN reports: An Ohio grand jury has decided not to return an indictment in the 2014 police shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, prosecutor Tim McGinty said Monday. A recent FBI video analysis shows Tamir “was drawing his gun from his waist as the police slid toward him and Officer Loehmann exited the car,” McGinty said. After …

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CINCINNATI: City Council Bans Ex-Gay Torture [VIDEO]

Over the loud complaints of religious leaders, last night the Cincinnati City Council voted to ban ex-gay torture. The move was taken partly in memory of Ohio transgender teen Leelah Alcorn, who committed suicide last year by throwing herself into the path of a truck. Cincinnati.com reports: Almost two dozen pastors and citizens packed Cincinnati Council Chambers on Wednesday in …

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Opal Covey: I’m Standing Back And Letting God’s Promised Destruction Of Toledo Happen [VIDEO]

“Oooh babba hasha taya!” JMG reader Brian points us to the below post-election interview with Toledo mayoral candidate Opel Covey, who says she’s just going to stand back and let the Lord Almighty Himself proceed with his promised destruction of her city for allowing all of her votes to be stolen from her for the fifth time. “God has already …

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TOLEDO: God To Destroy City As Election Is Again Stolen From Prophetess Opal Covey

Last month perennial Toledo mayoral candidate Opal Covey promised that God will destroy her city if the election were to be stolen from her once again. “Bahalaa asha tiyah tololo!” warned Covey, in an interview with Toledo’s NBC affiliate. So get ready Ohio: Incumbent Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson, 64, who became mayor in February automatically as council president when Mayor D. …

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Opal Covey: God Sent Me To Stop The Democrats

Toledo mayoral candidate Opal Covey, who has warned that God will destroy her city if she isn’t elected, has been interviewed by Esquire. Ms. Covey, a Donald Trump fan and exorcist who can cure blindness with her Holy Touch, reveals that she was sent by the Lord Almighty Himself to stop the Democrats: “I perform miracles through the holy spirit,” …

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OHIO: Toledo Mayoral Candidate Opal Covey Warns That God Will Destroy The City If She Isn’t Elected

We first met perennial Toledo, Ohio mayoral candidate Opal Covey last week when she began ranting in tongues against a local radio station host. Covey has followed up that deliriousness in an interview with Toledo’s NBC affiliate in which she warns that God will “visit destruction” upon the city if she isn’t elected. From their report: Covey is running for …

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OHIO: Toledo Mayoral “Prophetess” Candidate Rebukes Local Radio Host And Speaks In Tongues [VIDEO]

Self-proclaimed “prophetess” Opal Covey, 75, is running for mayor of Toledo, Ohio for the fifth time because God Himself personally told her in 2000 that she is destined to win. Yesterday she visited local talk radio station WSPD where she melted down in the lobby and began ranting in tongues to host Fred LeFebvre as cell phone cameras rolled. Ooh, …

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OHIO: Lawyers For Jim Obergefell Hit State With Demand For $1.1 Million In Legal Fees

And they might get a lot more than that. The Associated Press reports: Attorneys who brought the Ohio lawsuit that led to a Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage want a judge to approve their request for more than $1 million in legal fees and expenses from the state. The attorneys say the request is reasonable because of the difficulty …

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OHIO: Columbus City Leaders Thrilled With Arrival Of 2015 Gay Softball World Series, Top Sponsor Nissan Cheers

It’s not ALL about the Benjamins, but that’s a big part of it. Via Columbus Alive: Before the first pitch is thrown at the Gay Softball World Series at Lou Berliner Sports Park, Columbus and the LGBTQ community have already won. For the second time, the largest annual LGBTQ sporting event comes to Columbus on Aug. 17, bringing with it …

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OHIO: Ethics Board Rules That Judges Who Perform Weddings Must Marry Same-Sex Couples Couples

Ohio Judge Allen McConnell has lost his battle not to marry gay couples. The Star-Tribune reports: Judges who perform marriages in Ohio can’t refuse to marry same-sex couples on personal or moral grounds or because of religious beliefs, according to a state judicial conduct board. In addition, judges who stop performing all marriages to avoid marrying same-sex couples may be …

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Billboard Of The Day

Via Pink News: A local radio host is taking aim at Caitlyn Jenner’s transition on a new billboard ad – in a town where a trans woman was nearly beaten to death last year. Denny Schaffer, whose show airs on Star 105.5 in Toledo, Ohio, is pictured on the billboard imitating the Olympian’s Vanity Fair cover, on which she unveiled …

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Janet Porter: Demand That Ohio Requests Rehearing Of Obergefell By SCOTUS

“Are you upset about what the Supreme Court did to marriage? Now, there’s something you can do about it. We can ask the court to rehear the case because two justices violated the federal law which states, ‘Any justice… of the United States shall disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.’ [28 U.S. Code …

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OHIO: Defendant In Obergefell V Hodges Attends Same-Sex Wedding

Via the Cleveland Plain Dealer: Rick Hodges, head of Ohio’s Department of Health and named defendant in the landmark case that ended last week with the U.S. Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage nationwide, gave a Bible reading Thursday at a gay wedding. Hodges stood at the Columbus nuptials of Steve George and Jeff Gatwood. “Steve’s been my friend for 25 …

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First Grader Faces Down Street Preacher

“Zea faces down a fire and brimstone street preacher, at a festival in Columbus, the day after the SCOTUS marriage equality ruling.” 230K views already. (Tipped by JMG reader Ray)

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SCOTUS RULES FOR MARRIAGE!!!

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Ohio Governor: I’ll Obey SCOTUS

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Tweet Of The Day – Big Gay Ice Cream

Big Gay Ice Cream has two Manhattan locations, one in Philadelphia, and one about to open in Los Angeles.

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

“We’ll have oral argument before the Supreme Court this week. Ted Cruz has introduced two new bills in Congress to stop marriage, but they may backfire on him. And the National Organization for Marriage has lost yet another court case.”

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich: I’m Waiting For God To Tell Me To Run For President

Unlike in 2012 when such claims were made by Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Santorum, so far none of the declared GOP presidential candidates have explicitly said that God told them to run for president. That may soon change. Politico reports: Ohio Gov. John Kasich continued to signal his increasing interest in running for president Sunday, saying …

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