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This Is An Ad For Something [VIDEO]

Gone viral and heading for half a million views is this holiday ad for a British hardware chain “where gays and straights can buy drills and so much more.” The deadpan delivery is flummoxing some viewers and others see this commercial as gently mocking gay-inclusive ads from major retailers. Watch below.

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An American Tradition: Black Friday Violence [VIDEO]

Via the New York Daily News: Call it Black-eye Friday. Brawling shoppers heralded the start of Black Friday madness at a Louisville, Ky., mall on Thanksgiving night, wrestling each other to the ground in a packed food court. The fracas knocked a woman to the floor as shoppers at Mall St. Matthews gawked at the sight of two unidentified men …

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Linda Harvey Has The Holiday Sadz: There’s Hardly Any Place Left For The Anti-Gay Haters To Shop!

In her latest World Net Daily column, Linda Harvey has the super-sadz because there are hardly any major retailers left where God-fearing Christians can be confident that their holiday dollars won’t go to support perverted Baby Jesus-hating homosexuals. She writes: Well, it’s that time again – time to get out the Christmas list and start hitting the stores. The problem …

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AFA Issues List Of Companies That Hate Jesus

Yesterday the Liberty Counsel issued their annual “Friend Or Foe” ranking of companies that don’t express their religious liberty in the precise manner stipulated by the Baby Jesus. Today comes a similar ranking of 100 companies from the American Family Association. They write: There are secular forces in our country that hate Christmas because the word itself is a reminder …

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The Life And Death Of Tower Records [AUDIO]

NPR has interviewed actor Colin Hanks (son of Tom Hanks) about his new documentary about Tower Records. An excerpt: “Tower sort of helped pave the way for your identity,” Hanks says. “For lack of a better phrase, music makes people, sometimes, where you sort of latch on to music as a way of identifying yourself or your tribe. I got …

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Christian Censorship Group To Retailers: Don’t Display Cosmopolitan Because It Encourages Anal Sex

Morality In Media has laughably renamed themselves the National Center On Sexual Exploitation and today they report that more major retailers are surrendering to their demand that Cosmopolitan Magazine be racked behind blinders. From the American Family Association: Dawn Hawkins, executive director of NCSE, tells OneNewsNow the magazine is worse than Playboy. “They package it like it’s an empowering magazine …

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Perfumania Dumps Trump

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Another Money Beg For Oregon Bakers

First there was the GoFundMe drive, which generated $110K before it was pulled due to rules about raising money for those accused of breaking the law. Per the rules at that time, it appeared that the Kleins could keep what had been raised. Then Franklin Graham stepped in with Samaritan’s Purse, a site that does not disclose amounts. And launched …

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OREGON: Final Ruling Says Anti-Gay Bakers Must Pay $135K To Gay Couple

Via Oregon Live: Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian on Thursday ordered the owners of a former Gresham bakery to pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple for refusing to make them a wedding cake. Avakian’s ruling upheld a preliminary finding earlier this year that the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa had discriminated against the women on the basis …

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AFA Cheers Newly “Family Friendly” A&F

Via press release from the AFA: Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) has been well known for using highly sexualized marketing techniques to lure young people into its stores…but that’s all changed now that the company has ousted former CEO Michael Jefferies. After 13 years of AFA’s campaigning against A&F’s trashy catalogs, shirtless models and pornographic ads, the company has shed the …

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LOUISIANA: Bobby Jindal Issues Executive Order Legalizing Anti-Gay Discrimination

Earlier today a Louisiana House committee rejected the bill that would have legalized anti-gay discrimination. That rejection came after big business, including IBM, denounced the bill. Unswayed, Gov. Bobby Jindal has already followed through on his vow to issue an executive order that bypasses the state legislature. Dominic Holden reports on the reactions at Buzzfeed: “This executive order falls into …

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Freep This Northern Ireland Poll

Right here. (Tipped by JMG reader Nick)

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NORTHERN IRELAND: Anti-Gay Bakery Found Guilty Of Discrimination

Not the best timing for Friday’s referendum in the south. Via the Independent: A Christian-owned bakery which refused to make a cake carrying a pro-gay marriage slogan has been found guilty of discrimination after a landmark legal action. The Northern Ireland Equality Commission brought the case against Ashers Baking Company on behalf of Gareth Lee, the gay rights activist whose …

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Maggie Gallagher: MARFAs Not RFRAs

“State RFRAs are bad vehicles for this fight, because they are broad and vague and their outcome is uncertain. It is very unlikely that a state RFRA will protect anyone from any gay equality wrath, precisely because courts uniformly view equality as a compelling interest, and because there is no way to make sure everyone gets treated equally while permitting …

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FAO Schwarz To Close Flagship Store

Parent company Toys R Us has announced the coming closure of the FAO Schwarz flagship store on Fifth Avenue, which was immortalized in the Tom Hanks movie Big. The toy store, which has been a staple in New York City for 145 years and was opened in 1870, is searching Manhattan for a new location to reopen its doors at …

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Rush Limbaugh Has Gay Cake Solution

“Let’s say that you own the ABC Wedding Cake Bakery. The only thing you do is you bake wedding cakes, and as such, militant gay activists target your bakery. They’re gonna take you out. They’re gonna take you down. They’re gonna walk in there, they’re gonna tell you they’re gonna get married, and of all the bakeries in the world, …

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Whole Foods To Launch Discount Chain

Whole Foods yesterday announced that it will launch a discount subsidiary that will market to millennials. “The store will be “unlike anything that currently exists in the marketplace,” Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods, said in a release. But based off his description, it sounds pretty similar to Trader Joe’s, which sells a curated selection of private-label foods at cheap …

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KENTUCKY: Court Rules That Print Shop Can Refuse Gay Pride Messages

A rare win for Alliance Defending Freedom: A Kentucky court ruled Monday that a Lexington printer is free to decline to print messages that conflict with his religious beliefs and that the government cannot force him to do otherwise. The Lexington-Fayette Urban Co unty Human Rights Commission ruled last year that Blaine Adamson of Hands On Originals must print messages …

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GEORGIA: Print Shop Refuses To Print Wedding Invitations For Lesbian Couple

Citing his religious beliefs, the owner of an AlphaGraphics print shop franchise in suburban Atlanta has refused to print wedding invitations for a lesbian couple. Via Atlanta’s NBC affiliate: Paige Beckwith says throughout her wedding planning process she has been open with vendors that there would be two brides on the wedding day. She says none of the vendors seemed …

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Fallout Begins For Michigan Car Shop

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