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  • In U.S., Estimate of LGBT Population Rises to 4.5%

    05/22/2018 4:20:20 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 92 replies
    Gallup ^ | May 22nd 2018 | Frank Newport
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The percentage of American adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) increased to 4.5% in 2017, up from 4.1% in 2016 and 3.5% in 2012 when Gallup began tracking the measure. The latest estimate is based on over 340,000 interviews conducted as part of Gallup's daily tracking in 2017. Gallup's LGBT estimates are based on those respondents who say "yes" when asked, "Do you, personally, identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender?" Extrapolation to the latest census estimate of adults 18 and older in the U.S. suggests that more than 11 million adults identify as...
  • ‘God made you gay’: Did Pope Francis just tell the lie of the century?

    05/21/2018 12:04:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/20/2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    ROME, May 21, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis’ alleged infelicitous counsel to a gay man, if not retracted, risks slowly killing the same-sex attracted by affirming them to death.   According to multiple reports, a gay man who visited Pope Francis at the Vatican last week is alleging the Pope told him, “God made you gay.” The allegation comes from Juan Carlos Cruz, one of the child victims of sexual abuse by Chilean clergy. The comment has quickly coiled around the world. Such a strong remark, from such a seat of moral and spiritual authority, would surely tighten the...
  • Pope Francis tells gay man ‘God made you like this and loves you like this’

    05/21/2018 2:51:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 5-21-2018 | Sofia Petkar
    In a private dialogue, the Pontiff is understood to have told Juan Carlos Cruz, a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests, that God loves gay people and it is fine to be homosexual. The comments are the most striking public acceptance about homosexuality ever made by a head of the Roman Catholic Church. The remarks were made during a private meeting at the Vatican between the pair, in which the Pope offered a heartfelt apology. Cruz was a victim of Chile’s most notorious paedophile priest Fernando Karadima. Father Karadima, now aged 87, was found guilty of...
  • Pope Francis tells gay man ‘God made you like this and loves you like this’

    05/21/2018 2:51:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 5-21-2018 | Sofia Petkar
    In a private dialogue, the Pontiff is understood to have told Juan Carlos Cruz, a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests, that God loves gay people and it is fine to be homosexual. The comments are the most striking public acceptance about homosexuality ever made by a head of the Roman Catholic Church. The remarks were made during a private meeting at the Vatican between the pair, in which the Pope offered a heartfelt apology. Cruz was a victim of Chile’s most notorious paedophile priest Fernando Karadima. Father Karadima, now aged 87, was found guilty of...
  • Trump Era Gun Sales (NICS) Hits Record Month in April, 2018

    05/19/2018 5:46:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Trump era National Instant background Check System (NICS) hit another record month in April, 2018. Background checks recorded by the FBI numbered 2,223,213 in April. The next highest April recorded was in 2016, with 2,145,565. The total NICS checks for the first four months of 2018 numbered 9,354,635.  That is  6.8% higher than the first four months of 2017, which numbered 8,756,657. 2018 is on track to replace 2017 as the year with the second highest number of NICS checks. The record was set in 2016.In 2016, a presidential election year, it was fear of a Hillary Clinton...
  • David Hogg: Get ready for 'politicians acting like they give a (bleep) after Texas school shooting

    05/18/2018 1:20:12 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 103 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 5/18/18 | Katie Leach
    Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg said Friday that politicians will soon be paying lip service to the need for school safety after Friday's school shooting in Texas, but said they're only in it to “boost their approval ratings." “Get ready for two weeks of media coverage of politicians acting like they give a shit when in reality they just want to boost their approval ratings before midterms,” Hogg tweeted just hours after the shooting at Santa Fe High School. Get ready for two weeks of media coverage of politicians acting like they give a shit when in reality they just...
  • David Hogg targets new company for boycott over GOP #FLGov candidate @AdamPutnam’s support [tr]

    05/16/2018 8:26:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 16, 2018 | Greg P.
    Down in Florida, there’s some talk among liberals to #BoycottPublix, the giant Florida grocery store chain, over its financial support of GOP gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam because Putnam is supporter of the NRA:
  • Misfire: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Anti-Gun Activist's Five-Point Plan To Curb Gun Violence(T)

    05/14/2018 5:37:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/13/2018 | Matt Vespa
    You hear about the Trump country bubble and the liberal bubble, though the latter one is much, much denser. There may be one that could rival the dome encompassing Hillary’s America: the anti-gun bubble. You’d think after multiple tragedies and shoddy reporting concerning gun terminology, the media and their ilk would learn. They haven’t. It’s gotten worse. After the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in February, the media still doesn’t know the difference between semi-automatic and automatic, one outlet thought a shotgun was an AR-15 rifle, and the media still doesn’t know that a) the AR-15 is a very...
  • Lindsey Graham: 'I wish' the White House would apologize for 'disgusting' joke about John McCain

    05/12/2018 7:55:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 12, 2018 | Daniel Chaitin
    Sen. Lindsey Graham would like to see the White House apologize for a "disgusting" joke that was made about the health of his friend, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who is battling brain cancer. Last week, a White House press aide, Kelly Sadler, joked to colleagues during a closed-door meeting mocked McCain’s health after he called for his Senate colleagues to reject Gina Haspel’s nomination for CIA director. “It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway,” Sadler said. Graham, R-S.C., said if this was in fact a joke, "it was a terrible joke." "I just wish somebody from the White House would tell...
  • David Hogg mocks Oliver North: ‘You would know about terrorism, wouldn’t you?’

    05/10/2018 9:16:46 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 91 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/10/18 | Victor morton
    Oliver North called America’s new youth gun-control activists “civil terrorists”; the movement’s public face trolled back Thursday with an Iran-Contra joke. David Hogg took to Twitter to mock Mr. North, the new president of the National Rifle Association as someone who knows all about terrorism. Mr. Hogg retweeted a Salon article commenting on an interview with The Washington Times in which Mr. North said of the Florida school-shooting victims such as Mr. Hogg, “They’re not activists — this is civil terrorism.” The teenager replied: “#OnTheContra you would know about terrorism, wouldn’t you?”
  • Oregon school district forced LGBTQ student to read Bible as punishment: report

    05/10/2018 4:05:48 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10th May 2018 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    An Oregon school district reportedly forced an LGBTQ student to read passages from the Bible as a form of punishment The World in Coos Bay, Ore., reports that the student's allegations were detailed by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) in a March 6 letter to North Bend School District Superintendent Bill Yester. The ODE is investigating claims that an LGBTQ high school student was forced by a school administrator to read the Bible while they were being “disciplined,” according to The World. It reported that ODE officials are investigating whether the forced Bible reading violated the student's First Amendment...
  • Once Again, the Big Question: Can You Be Gay and Christian?

    05/10/2018 9:43:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 146 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/10/2018 | Michael Brown
    It's the question I'm asked over and over again. It's the question that's dividing churches and separating family members. It's the question that must be answered: Can you be gay and Christian? Well, if you claim to be a Christian, that means that Jesus is your Lord and the Bible is your authority, so the real question is: What does Jesus have to say about this? And what does the Bible – God's Word – have to say? That's what we need to find out. Of course, we understand that every Christian struggles in some area, whether it be pride...
  • Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg says Trump spoke at the NRA convention because the [tr]

    05/05/2018 6:06:12 PM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 5, 2018 | Germania Rodruguez
    Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg says the National Rifle Association is scared of the support he and other young gun control activists have received in the months after the Florida tragedy. In a CNN appearance on Friday, Hogg told Anderson Cooper that president Donald Trump and vice president Mike Pence's appearances at the NRA convention in Dallas serve as proof that the powerful gun lobby is worried about the upcoming midterm elections. The 18-year-old activist said: 'This is the first time they had the president and the vice president come out to the annual convention for the NRA. What they...
  • Parkland Student Cameron Kasky Slams Trump After NRA Speech: He’s a ‘Professional Liar’

    05/05/2018 2:37:22 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 69 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 5, 2018 | Josh Feldman
    Parkland student survivor Cameron Kasky appeared on CNN this morning to respond to President Trump‘s big speech to the NRA. The speech touched on a lot of topics––including Russia and John Kerry‘s bicycle injury––but it was a very pro-NRA speech. It was somewhat of a shift from comments the President made in that bipartisan meeting with lawmakers weeks ago talking about things like taking guns away from people and dealing with due process later. In response to this, Kasky said today, “He’s a professional liar who will say anything to appease whatever crowd he’s at. If he’s in front of...
  • Former Transwoman, Gay Male Prostitute Shares New Life in Christ

    05/04/2018 10:25:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/04/2018 | Brandon Showalter
    An event proclaiming freedom of all kinds of sexual identity issues is set to occur this weekend in Washington, D.C., spearheaded by a man who identified as a gay and transgender for approximately 15 years. Several former LGBTQ speakers from a variety of backgrounds will be sharing their stories of how they encountered the living God. Jeffrey McCall is the main organizer of what is being called The Freedom March, and in an interview with The Christian Post Wednesday, explained that despite constant talk in society about the perils of gay "conversion therapy," the March is centered on how the...
  • Parkland teen David Hogg attends the White House Correspondent's dinner (T)

    04/30/2018 4:01:05 PM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/29/2018 | Germania Rodriguez
    Full title: Parkland teen David Hogg attends the White House Correspondent's dinner with fellow gun violence survivor and reveals they got six congressmen to sign 'no NRA money' pledgeParkland survivor David Hogg made an appearance at the White House Correspondent's Dinner on Saturday. The 18-year-old gun control activist was a guest of liberal news site the Daily Beast and attended the event with fellow gun violence survivor Zion Kelly. Kelly's twin brother was shot dead last year by a robber who had tried assaulting Kelly just hours before near their Washington D.C. home. Hogg has become one of the leading...
  • MSNBC Guest: Mike Pence Would Put Gay People in ‘Concentration Camps’

    04/30/2018 3:36:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/28/18 | Trent Baker
    Saturday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” Brandon Wolf, vice president of the Dru Project, commended host Joy Reid for her apology for the controversy over past homophobic blog posts attributed to her. Wolf then bashed the “homophobic psychopaths” in the White House, saying it Vice President Pence ended up as president, he would put gay people in “concentration camps.” “I just want to cut through it all and keep it very real with people about what we’re up against,” said Wolf. “We have homophobic psychopaths running the United States government today. That’s the reality.” “We have a secretary of state, as...
  • "WE'RE LOSING OUR HOME:' LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY MOURNS LOSS OF ICONIC BAR UNDERGROUND

    04/29/2018 2:21:16 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    WGRZ Buffalo, New York ^ | April 28, 2018 | Erica Brecher
    BUFFALO, N.Y. – Down a flight of stairs and below Delaware Avenue is one of the gay community's most iconic bars. Underground, through different ownerships and names, has been a welcoming place to Buffalo's LGBTQ community for nearly 40 years. "There's a feeling here that is so reminiscent of ‘Cheers’ that we've all seen on television, and everyone knows each other's name,” said Edward Williams, a longtime patron. But the decades of comradery will come to an end Sunday, April 29, when Underground closes its doors at 274 Delaware. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) would not...
  • A suicide prevention group just got on my case for my views on gay marriage on twitter...

    04/28/2018 7:59:43 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 23 replies
    Twitter | 29th April 2018 | Ennis85
    I really just felt the need to vent right now. The other day on twitter I noticed an ad for a drama documentary about the same sex marriage in my country Ireland showed up in my twitter feed. I looked at the description; "A drama documentary for Stage based on the true stories & struggles leading up to the Marriage Equality Referendum" which set me off so I posted this reply: '“Struggles” “equality” Yeah traditional marriage was such a plight on this country.' And so I left it at that. Then earlier on this day I received this reply from...
  • Why A Bar Can Boot Trump Supporters, But A Bakery Cannot Deny Gay Customers

    04/27/2018 10:44:08 AM PDT · by blam · 53 replies
    The Daily Bell ^ | 4-27-2018 | Joe Jarvis
    A judge ruled that a bar was well within its right to kick out Trump supporters. And this is great news. Not because I have any particular animosity towards Trump supporters (any more than other enablers of government oppression). I’m not saying Trump supporters should be kicked out of bars. If I owned a bar I certainly wouldn’t kick out Trump supporters. After all, it’s not like the Bernie supporters have enough money to keep a business afloat. But this is a win for freedom of association. All interactions should be consensual. Obviously, we understand this concept when it comes...