Thursday, May 31, 2012
Federal Appeals Court stated that DOMA Unconstitutionally denies federal benefits to Married Gay Couples
Another fantastic blow to DOMA! Today, a federal appeals court said that DOMA denies federal benefits to married gay couples and it's unconstitutional.
AP News writes:
In its unanimous ruling, the three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston said the 1996 law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman discriminates against gay couples because it doesn't give them the same rights and privileges as heterosexual couples.
The court didn't rule on the law's other politically combustible provision, which said states without same-sex marriage cannot be forced to recognize gay unions performed in states where it's legal. It also wasn't asked to address whether gay couples have a constitutional right to marry.
Soon there won't be much left of this hateful law. I'm getting excited.The appeals court agreed with a lower court judge who ruled in 2010 that the law is unconstitutional because it interferes with the right of a state to define marriage and denies married gay couples federal benefits given to heterosexual married couples, including the ability to file joint tax returns.
CNN landed this sad interview with this man
This man is sad and possibly closeted If you want to express your feelings towards Curtis, here's the number (785) 336-6251. He needs to be told a thing or three.
The Pastor and members of Apostolic Truth Tabernacle do not condone, teach, or practice hate of any person for any reason. We believe and hope that every person can find true Bible salvation and the mercy and grace of God in their lives. We are a strong advocate of the family unit according to the teachings and precepts found in the Holy Bible. We believe the Holy Bible is the Divinely-inspired Word of God and we will continue to uphold and preach that which is found in scripture.
Oh please, you just got caught! Deal with it, church!
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
This message was in support of Jennifer Tyrrell, the scout leader who was kicked out of the Boy Scouts of America because she is gay.
Check out Kat's performance
And here's her message
You go, Kat!
New movement in the Brandon White assault. Two men pleaded guilty for attacking Brandon back in February.
GA Voice has the story:
Dorian Moragne, 19, and Dareal Demare Williams, 18, pleaded guilty today in Fulton County Superior Court in the brutal assault Brandon White, a black gay man, on Feb. 4 in the Pittsburgh community. Sentencing hearing will be held in July and the men face up to 15 and 20 years on each count.I'm glad to see this go forward and Brandon, possibly getting some closure.
During the hearing today before Fulton Superior Court Judge Bedford Jackson, prosecutor J. Gabriel Banks said the assault was instigated by another suspect, Christopher Cain, who alleged that the victim, White, 20, made a sexual advance toward him. Another suspect, Javaris Williams, was also allegedly involved in the attack that was videotaped and uploaded to a hip hop website.
"If this case were to go to trial the court would prove that the victim was walking to 'The Pink Store' with a friend to get something to eat. They passed these defendants [Moragne and Williams] and the codefendants. At some point … Mr. Cain believed Mr. White made a sexual advance against him. Mr. white has firmly said no he did not,” Banks said.
“The sexual advance toward Cain led to Cain being offended. Cain got upset as Mr. White exited the store and struck him from behind. These two defendants [Moragne and Williams] began to hit stomp and kick Mr. White," Banks added. Moragne was also identified as the person who threw a tire on White as he was on the ground trying to shield himself from the constant blows.
“It is important to note that was all being videotaped as they all said, 'No faggots in Jack City,” Banks said. “Clearly in the state's view this is a hate crime.”
The Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Indiana is where the ‘Ain’t No Homos Gonna Make it to Heaven’ performance took place
As a follow up to the child singing, ‘Ain’t No Homos Gonna Make it to Heaven’ in Church. I received some info on where this church is and the pastor's name.
Apostolic Truth Tabernacle and the Pastor is Jeff Sangl
The church is in Greensburg, Indiana
Also here is their contact info: The Pastor's email firstname.lastname@example.org
And the church numbers
They need to know that their actions are unacceptable
Here's his sermon
Brian Brown has accepted Dan Savage challenge and took it to NOM's blog to talk about it
Dan -- I accept and will look forward to debating you at your dining room table. As I said in my challenge to you, anytime, any place.This will be crazy!
While I appreciate the invitation that you have extended to my wife, she will not be able to attend. She is a full-time mom with seven beautiful children and an eighth on the way.
I have no objection to Mark Oppenheimer from the New York Times covering the discussion, nor to you hiring your own video crew to film the event, provided that I am able to hire my own video crew to be sure there is no creative editing of the discussion.
Not that a New York Times reporter would slant the news, mind you!
This will be fun!
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
I know the Bible’s right, somebody’s wrongSee this yourself
I know the Bible’s right, somebody’s wrong
Aint no homos going to make it to heaven
Children singing in Church to enthusiastic... by f100001838231867 Where's Child Services?
“Males coming to males with lust in their hearts as they should to a female. Now don’t you dare say Farrakhan was preaching hate, he was ‘homophobic,’” he said. ”Our job is not to be hateful of the people. It is to call people to sanity.”Oh Louis... Watch him talk about the issue
Obama also mocks the Newsweek cover naming Obama “The first gay president.” Farrakhan then says “I never heard from Michelle,” claiming that Obama was being ridiculed by the liberal media and made into something that he is not. He then asks why politicians take an oath on the bible but then choose to disagree with its principles.
Over the weekend, a gay man was beaten at a party in Duluth, Minnesota. Two men were arrested, but as least nine others were involved.
Duluth News Tribune reports:
Max Pelofske, 21, of Duluth, said he came to a party at the pit to offer his congratulations to a friend’s sister, who will graduate from Proctor High School in several days. The friend, Kelly Johnson, also 21, said she and Pelofske had been at the unsanctioned gathering of about 50 people, mostly current and former Proctor students, for about five minutes when a boy approached her and Pelofske.Max was bruised badly and don't want to leave his home. Later on, a rally took place for him
“He told me to look him in the eyes, and I was really confused because I’d never seen the guy before,” Pelofske told the News Tribune. “He asked me: ‘Are you gay?’ And I said, ‘Yes. Is that OK?’ ”
After that, Pelofske said he was struck in the head by a flying beer can, and a crowd of boys surrounded him, threw him to the ground and began punching and kicking him.
“I tried to get up, but I kept getting knocked back down,” said Pelofske, who described his alleged assailants as “all laughing and smiling.”
“They were trying to throw me into the fire,” he said.
Johnson said at least nine boys were involved in the attack.
Mitt Romney proves he's a punk. During an interview, Mittens didn't denounce Dump Truck Trump's birther foolish. In fact, said this:
“You know, I don't agree with all the people who support me and my guess is they don't all agree with everything I believe in,” Romney said. “But I need to get 50.1% or more and I'm appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people.”So, Mittens will dig at the bottom of the pickle jar for whatever, just as long as it helps him win. That really shows character, Romney.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Although gay rights and anti-hate groups responded with outrage when a North Carolina pastor called for gays and lesbians to be fenced in so they eventually die off, he was greeted with a standing ovation by his church members when he approached the pulpit, the Hickory Record reported.more from the protest
“I appreciate all the support,” Pastor Charles Worley told the 100 or so congregants at Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, N.C. on Sunday, according to the Record. Several members stood and spoke out; others threw up their hands in support of their pastor. Advertise | AdChoices “I’ve got a King James Bible,” Worley said, according to the Record. “I’ve been a preacher for 53 years. Do you think I’m going to bail out on this?”
Rock legend Glenn Danzig revealed some interesting info to LA Weekly recently. apparently, he was actually considered to play Wolverine in the first X-Men movie.
Early in the film's pre-production, you were in talks to play Wolverine in X-Men. How would you have played Logan/Wolverine differently than Hugh Jackman?
It wouldn't have been as gay. Actually, he wasn't the first choice. They hired Dougray Scott. He had a falling out with the director, and then they hired Hugh Jackman. I'm glad I didn't do it. It was terrible.Ooookay Glenn, I guess your tight leather pants and eye make-up made you look so butch. And to think I had a crush on him in high school.
In staggering news, a new report reveals that many Black gay youth have attempted or thought about suicide.
Preliminary results from a blockbuster survey of black gay youth, conducted by the National Strategy for Black Gay Youth in America, reveals that 43 percent of black gay youth have thought about or attempted suicide as a result of issues related to their sexual orientation.
Released by Youth Pride Services, the report is the first of three to be released this year.
According to the results, over half of those surveyed fear or have experienced family disownment as a result of coming out of the closet.
Hopefully, seeing more Black leaders come out in support of gay marriage will help in creating a different climate for our youth.
The survey respondents were asked to list items that would make life as a black gay youth more bearable; 90 percent listed “family acceptance,” making it the most popular item in the survey.
- 22 percent experienced mental abuse related to their sexual orientation
- 26 percent experienced anti-gay bullying
- 11 percent are HIV positive; 7 percent do not know their status
- 8 percent have been homeless due to their sexual orientation
- 9 percent have been sexually abused as a result of their sexual orientation
- 10 percent have been physically abused as a result of their sexual orientation
A trusted comic site, Bleeding Cool, believes they know who the prominent gay DC Comics character is. They say it's Alan Scott, the Earth 2 version of the Green Lantern.
Here is the scoop from BC writer, Rich Johnston
I ran semi-sourced stories indicating that the character who DC Comics announced as being reintroduced to the New 52 DC Universe as a gay man, was Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, who appeared in Earth 2 #1 briefly.If this is the case, then the hype was just hype. Alan Scott? I hope they have a good story if this is true.
Well, at Phoenix Comic Con, I had a much stronger source confirm to me that, yes, it is indeed Alan Scott. On that basis I feel confident in calling it. Keep your Earth 2 #1 in good nick, and start queuing up for Earth 2 #2… right about now.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Due to death threats from Islamist, Lady Gaga had to canceled her sold-out show in Indonesia. Over there, she is looked at as a very bad person who corrupts children and looks like a harlot.
The controversy was a blow to the predominantly Muslim country's reputation for combining free speech and democracy with a mostly moderate brand of the faith.Fans were devastated, despite the promoter's offer of full refunds. Some accused police — who refused to issue a permit over concerns about security — of buckling to the will of a small group of thugs.The planned "Born This Way Ball" concert has been on-again-off-again from the start.But on Sunday, it was final, said Minola Sebayang, a lawyer for Big Daddy, the promoter of the June 3 show."It's unfortunate," he said. "But with threats if the concert goes ahead, Lady Gaga's side is calling it off. This is not only about Lady Gaga's security, but extends to those who will be watching her."
This must be a terrible blow to her fans who has to deal with that madness on a regular basis.
During a Tea Party meeting, this f**ker said:
"If sodomy is a civil right, do we have to protect it? Do we have to fund it? Do we have to teach it? Do we have to encourage it? Do we have to facilitate it? It is not a civil right."And...
"I led the charge. The assembly said no. That's what I would do in Washington. I wouldn't let a federal judge be an activist there. ... You saw me. I didn't let a state judge do it here. Did you ever see water fountains in Virginia that say heterosexuals only? I didn't. Did you ever see statements that all the homosexuals are going to ride on one bus and heterosexuals on the other? No.
It is an insult to suggest that the efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks are in any way parallel to the efforts to do things that have been criminal for most of this nation's history."
And this best quote:
"The court says it is in certain limited circumstances. But you know what that behavior does? It cuts your life by about 20 years. It causes increased health problems. It doesn't serve the common good to promote this."source
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Here's another artist's take of my characters from Strange Lore. The artist goes by MyDearBasil and she's still a teenager, but man she's talented!
My real artist, Kelvin is working hard to get the characters set and ready. In June, he will get started on the pages.
But for now, please enjoy this illustration and check out MDB's work.
Black pastor and leaders have created a pledge that encourages Black people to not be a victim of NOM or any hate groups' tactics.
It's called NoWedge 2012... check it out after the jump
Thanks to Kandake CimCiptivan for pointing this out to me.
“I didn’t see The Avengers yet. I love Sam Jackson, but you know… my Nick Fury was the organic Nick Fury that was written and discussed with Stan Lee before anyone got in there to change it. Nick Fury was written to be tongue-in-cheek, and he had a cigar in his mouth, he was a tough guy — he was cool.”
“Stan Lee said, ‘You’re the ultimate Nick Fury,' Avi Arad, when they bought it, said, ‘Don’t worry, you’re going to be the Nick Fury forever,’ and they lied. [Pause] But that happens to me all the time. That’s when you realize life isn’t fair.”
I'm so excited about the new book "For Colored Boys," a collection of stories from many LGBT journalists, bloggers, activists, actors and writers of color. American broadcaster and author Keith Boykin has gathered the voices of these amazing people as a way to reach to many of our gay men of color.
The new book, For Colored Boys, addresses longstanding issues of sexual abuse, suicide, HIV/AIDS, racism, and homophobia in the African American and Latino communities, and more specifically among young gay men of color. The book tells stories of real people coming of age, coming out, dealing with religion and spirituality, seeking love and relationships, finding their own identity in or out of the LGBT community, and creating their own sense of political empowerment.Please check out the website and get the book. I truly hope these stories really motivate and inspire our community to be gay and proud.
This collection includes writers who are African American, Latino, Asian American, British, and Jamaican. Their ages span over five decades from young to old, and they represent all parts of the country and a wide cross-section of occupations, including students, published authors, recording artists, reality TV stars, military veterans, doctors, and lawyers.
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Friday, May 25, 2012
The Abbey, one our popular gay bars in L.A., has put their disco boot down on wedding bells bliss. The top bar is banning Bachelorette parties.
Here's a statement from the owner, David Cooley:
Every Friday and Saturday night, we’re flooded with requests from straight girls in penis hats who want to ogle our gogos, dance with the gays and celebrate their pending nuptials. They are completely unaware that the people around them are legally prohibited from getting married. Over the past 22 years, The Abbey has been a place that accepts everyone, gay, straight, lesbian, transgender, bisexual and everything in between. We love our straight girlfriends and they are welcome here, just not for bachelorette parties. It has long been a policy at The Abbey to deny admission to groups in costume, including regalia.
Bachelorette parties had previously been allowed inside if they removed their costumes. The Abbey's Bachelorette Ban comes on the heels of a ban on Gay Marriage in North Carolina and a number of other states across the south. The Abbey encourages other gay-owned and operated establishments to institute their own bans as a sign of solidarity until Marriage is legal everywhere for everyone.I think it's fair. Why host a wedding parties for some, when you can't host for all?
A new ABC News-Washington Post poll on Americans' attitudes toward marriage equality is out today, and according to the results, support for marriage equality among Americans has remained consistent at 53 percent.This is getting good.
But the number of African Americans who want to legalize same-sex marriage is even higher, and it seems to be on the rise. Fifty-nine percent of black respondents said that they want to legalize same-sex marriage, and 65 percent favor President Obama’s position on the issue. For the first time, the number of Americans who "strongly" support same-sex marriage (39 percent) also outweighs the number who "strongly" oppose it (32 percent).
Here's more from Detroit's Free Press
The 7-year-old, whom the Free Press is not naming, had been depressed about being bullied by other kids at school and in his neighborhood, and about his parents' recent separation, the boy's mother told police, according to the report.I really don't have words for this... my heart goes out to the family.
"It's just a tragedy on so many levels," Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee Jr. said Thursday, calling the situation "unfathomable."
He said the department is investigating the child's death, but as of Thursday afternoon, it appeared the situation is "exactly as presented" -- a suicide.
The autopsy results were pending Thursday evening, according to the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office.
Godbee said he was told that the child had expressed a desire to harm himself. The mother also told police her son was being counseled by the family's pastor to help him cope.
This is not really cute, but, well... look out for The Exorcist the series.
Sean Durkin, the writer-director of last year’s excellent but criminally underseen Elizabeth Olsen thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene, is adapting the fiendish classic into a ten-episode television series, this time backed by Morgan Creek and produced by Roy Lee, the executive producer of films like The Departed and The Ring.
Unlike the iconic 1973 film, Durkin’s version of The Exorcist follows the events leading up to a demonic possession and especially the after-effects of how a family copes with it: In short, not well (really, after you start seeing stuff like this, can you blame them?), and when medical and psychiatric explanations fail, the desperate family turns to the church, with Father Damien Karras finally brought in to attempt the exorcism.
The Exorcist TV series won't be formally shopped to networks for another two weeks, but executives are already calling seeking meetings to inquire about landing the Durkin update.Noooooo! Really? Just made this a TV movie and call it a day. In fact, use different characters and call it something else.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
I knew DC and Marvel Comics' Gay initiative would get these tramps' attention. Seems like OMM are trying to attack the titans of comics over Northstar's wedding and DC Comics coming out story.
Here's some of their press release:
This is ridiculous! Why do adult gay men need comic superheroes as role models? They don't but do want to indoctrate impressionable young minds by placing these gay characters on pedestals in a positive light. These companies are heavily influencing our youth by using children's superheroes to desensitize and brainwash them in thinking that a gay lifestyle choice is normal and desirable. As Christians, we know that homosexuality is a sin (Romans 1:26-27).Ladies, you will fail trying to attack comic books. We geeks are some fierce bitches.
Unfortunately, children are now being exposed to homosexuality at an early age. Comic books would be one of the last places a parent would expect their child to be confronted with homosexual topics that are too complicated for them to understand. Children do not know what straight, homosexual, or coming out of the closet even means, but DC Comics and Marvel are using superheroes to confuse them on this topic to raise questions and awareness of an alternative lifestyle choice. These companies are prompting a premature discussion on sexual orientation.
Northstar's wedding will be the first same-sex wedding in the world of mainstream superhero comics, but not the first gay comic books character. Earlier this year One Million Moms emailed Toys 'R' Us concerning the "Life With Archie" No. 16 with two gay characters getting hitched. Toys 'R' Us had the audacity to display "Archie- Just Married" at the front of the store by the checkout counters.
Please send DC Comics (Warner Bros. Entertainment Company) and Marvel (Disney) an email urging them to change and cancel all plans of homosexual superhero characters immediately. Ask them to do the right thing and reverse their decision to have sexual orientation displayed to readers.
After President Obama made his gay marriage announcement, it seemed that everyone looked to the black churches for their reaction. As some pastors shrugged it off and went about their business, several pastors and church leaders fell into the classic stereotypical trap.
According to CNN, Obama's gay marriage support was the topic of many sermons in black churches across the country. Many of them have stated they love the president but they can't support gays or gay marriage. Then some like Rev. Dr. Emmett Burns claim they are going to stay home and not vote all. In fact, he is encouraging his church to not vote for Obama because of his stance on gay marriage. While they think they are taking a stand in the name of the Lord, they are actually take the same position as the slave masters did over 400 hundred years ago.
They used the Bible to keep slavery going and even convinced slaves that being owned was God's plan. These church leaders really need to think about this attitude they have grown so comfortable having.
I feel like they have no idea about what's in the Bible or what Jesus was truly about. Their statements and brashness show nothing of peace or love. It presents nothing but discrimination and hate. Perhaps these pastors should read James 2:1 where it talks about discrimination or Proverbs 10:12 which states how hatred stirs up nothing but strife.
But this is not just from the pastors; this is also coming from many black people. Some of them are using statements like, "My faith doesn't agree with gay marriage," or "My faith thinks it's wrong." Then, when you confront them on it, they just simply say it's in the Bible; like that's some legal law.
Well, if they're going to quote the Bible, I would love for them to visit Deuteronomy for a while and tell me if they would still follow the Bible word for word. Because if they do, they also support being put to death for having dreams that are not Godly, stoning their smart-mouth kids or being damned for having one testicle.
Yes, this is their faith, from the good ole Bible.
Black pastors and leaders, you cannot continue to be on the wrong side of history about this, and you cannot mislead our people down a discriminatory path. The freedom to marry is not a threat to marriage or your faith. If that was the case, then you should question the validity of your faith.
While you all are holding on to these archaic views, black Americans are evolving. Within the past couple of years, black Americans have changed their views on gay marriage. ABC News/Washington Post poll shows 54 percent of African-Americans support President Obama's marriage equality stance.
We are also seeing several black leaders and celebrities come out in support for marriage equality as well. So what is your hold-up? Your faith? If you are a true believer, you know that Jesus wouldn't allow anyone to discriminate and exclude a group of people in his name.
So please, get it together and evolve from these outdated mythologies you've trapped yourself into.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation was a part this summer's blockbuster track. Well, that has changed. The sequel to the Hasbro toy line has been pushed back to March of 2013.
Nine months away.
Now, the interesting thing is why they are doing this. All of the promos, trailers, and hype Paramount has been doing lately is a waste. Millions were just thrown away, but for what?
Here's an explanation from Bleeding Cool
Hasbro, Inc (NASDAQ:HAS – News),and Paramount Pictures, announced today that G.I. JOE: RETALIATION will now be released in 3D. The film, originally slated for release in June 2012, is scheduled to be released March 29, 2013.
“It is increasingly evident that 3D resonates with movie-goers globally and together with Paramount, we made the decision to bring fans an even more immersive entertainment experience,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s President and CEO.
“In 2012, we continue to have several strong motion picture and television entertainment backed properties that are selling well at retail and our entertainment strategy remains strong and on-track,” Goldner said. “Through our own Hasbro Studios for television and in partnership with several movie studios including Paramount, Universal, Sony and Relativity, we are creating entertainment experiences around many of our highly popular iconic brands. For the full year 2012, we continue to believe, absent the impact of foreign exchange, we will again grow revenues and earnings per share.”Notice how they are basically saying that it's all about the money... sad. Well, I don't buy this poppycock at all and here are my reasons:
- 3D is not on the rise as before. Folks are finding 3D ridic and overrated. Besides, if you are pushing a film a year later just to put in the 3D effects, then it must be bad.
- Battleship FAIL. Battleship is a Hasbro property and it failed big ass time. I think they feared another flop.
- The Avengers effect. Joss presented an action movie with a brain. G.I. Joe is an action movie with a brain on drugs.
- The studio knows it doesn't stand a chance against Men In Black or The Dark Knight Rises. So it's basically running away.
- Clash of the Titans effect. COTT made a lot of money, but folks regretted ever seeing. Then the sequel came out and the turnout was mediocre. So just like that, the sequel was quickly forgotten. The first G.I. Joe was also the same. It was painful to watch and once folks realized how bad it was, they never spoke of that mess again. I think they knew the sequel could've met the same fate. Perhaps, they will use this time to fix the whole film.
Actually, they need to drop G.I. Joe and make the JEM film.
I was really busy yesterday so I missed this bit of info. Jim Parsons, the star from the geek fave, "Big Bang Theory" has come out in a New York Times article.
Many have talked about Jim's sexuality in the past, but he kind of made it clear at the Golden Globes when he thanked his partner.
Here's more from NYT:
“The Normal Heart” resonated with him on a few levels: Mr. Parsons is gay and in a 10-year relationship, and working with an ensemble again onstage was like nourishment, he said. As the production was ending last summer, he heard that the Roundabout Theater Company was considering a revival of “Harvey” — initially with John C. Reilly under consideration for Elwood — and last November the play’s director, Scott Ellis, asked him and Ms. Hecht to do a private reading of the work in Los Angeles.“Jim was solid in ‘The Normal Heart,’ ” Mr. Ellis said, “but his character didn’t really change in the journey of that play, so I wanted to see if Jim could take on a challenge and float a couple of feet off the ground, so to speak, in that magical way Elwood has. And in the reading he was just smart, smart, smart.”
This is good to see folks coming out and nation moving in the right direction. This has to continue.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Adam has made history by being the 1st openly gay singer to reach number one on the Billboard charts.
GLAAD has the scoop
Artists like Elton John and Ricky Martin would certainly rank as some of the best selling artists of all-time, but neither managed to crack the number one position after publicly coming out as gay. Lambert himself came out following his appearance on the 8th season of American Idol, where he took runner-up. Despite that second place finish at the time, Lambert quickly amassed a hugely loyal fanbase, which helped propel the sales of his latest release.Congrats to Adam for making this historic effort.
TRESPASSING, which was released on RCA Records/19 Recordings on May 15, was executive produced by Lambert and has been met with incredible critical reviews. Rolling Stone declares that Trespassing is “the great pop album everybody was hoping Adam Lambert would make” while New York Daily News exclaims, “it’s the sound of liberation achieved.” People Magazine raves that “Lambert stakes claim for the divos on his glamtastic second set” and USA Today proclaims that it is “the album that fans have been wanting from him.”
I guess someone woke up with a horse head in their bed. After making a big stink over Obama's birth certificate, Dummy of State Ken Bennett backs off his birther claim.
“If I embarrassed the state, I apologize but that certainly wasn’t my intent,” Bennett said in an interview with Phoenix radio station KTAR. “He’ll be on the ballot as long as he fills out the same paperwork and does the same things that everybody else has.”And those constituents are crazy, there is no need to cater to crazy. If Ken was smart, he would stop all together. He could end up in deeper mess.
Bennett said he still intends to keep asking Hawaii for verification that Obama’s birth certificate is authentic. But he said he only plans to use Hawaii’s answer as a way to satisfy demands from constituents who remain unconvinced Obama is a natural born citizen of the United States and so therefore eligible to be president.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
More news on American Horror Story next season. Another familiar face will return... as a Hero.
Yes, our favorite teen serial killer will be this year's dashing hero. Here's more from Blastr
In an interview with Vulture, Murphy revealed details about American Horror Story's latest arc, which moves from a haunted house to an insane asylum.Alright, look like this season is ready to go.
"It's set in an institution for the criminally insane that Jessica Lange's character runs, which is a really, really, really fun thing to do because you can write all these people locked up in it... What makes someone sane or insane? Sometimes the people you think are insane are actually the most sane of all. It's fun to write about people who society throws away."With so many familiar faces returning, it may be hard for viewers to separate the actors from their previous roles. It's a valid concern, but Murphy thinks fans will adjust.
"I think they will. I think that people will love seeing Evan Peters, who was last season's ultimate badass bad boy and this year is the hero of the show... They're going to look different, they're going to sound different, they're going to have different accents. It's a different time period."
In today's polls, many folks wasn't "upset" with President Obama's gay marriage endorsement. And as a plus, he got a small boost from it.
In the poll, a combined 17 percent say it makes them "much more likely" or "somewhat more likely" they will vote for him. That's compared with a combined 20 percent who say the announcement will make them more likely to vote for Mitt Romney, who opposes gay marriage.I wonder what the haters are saying?
Perhaps more importantly, 62 percent say the president's support for gay marriage doesn't make a difference in their vote -- including 75 percent of independents, 76 percent of moderates, 81 percent of African Americans, and 65 percent of residents in the Midwest.
"From my distance, it looks more like a voting draw than anything else," says Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart, who conducted the survey with Republican pollster Bill McInturff.
In addition, the NBC/WSJ poll finds that a majority -- 54 percent -- would support a law in their state making same-sex marriage legal. Twenty four percent would actively support such a law, while 30 percent would favor it but not actively support it.
I knew this heifer would show up for her spotlight moment. Alveda King, the Black Sheep of the King family is mad that the NAACP supports gay marriage:
"Neither my great-grandfather an NAACP founder, my grandfather Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. an NAACP leader, my father Rev. A. D. Williams King, nor my uncle Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. embraced the homosexual agenda that the current NAACP is attempting to label as a civil rights agenda," said Dr. Alveda C. King, founder of King for America and Pastoral Associate for Priests for Life.And here are other Black leaders that no one has ever really heard of.
"In the 21st Century, the anti-traditional marriage community is in league with the anti-life community, and together with the NAACP and other sympathizers, they are seeking a world where homosexual marriage and abortion will supposedly set the captives free," King added.
"Many Black people are realizing just how far off the mark the NAACP is with regard to the real issues and the most important problems facing the black community," said Dr. Day Gardner, founder of the National Black Prolife Union. "The NAACP organization was founded by blacks who had an understanding and strong faith in God. They were people -- pastors and congregations who knew that the Bible -- which is God's final word -- was indeed very clear on the immorality and wages of homosexuality and abortion. It is appalling that this one time super hero 'civil rights' organization supports the breakdown of traditional marriage and the ruthless killing of our unborn children -- as a civil right," Gardner said. "In its decision to please the world, the NAACP has turned its back on the things of God, therefore, we must encourage those who know the truth to speak out -- to stand firmly on the solid rock -- to not look to the right or to the left. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said: Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter," said Gardner.These fools have no true ear to the Black community. They are not movers or shakers, so they need to shut the Hell up. And they need to answer to the Black community on why are they taking orders from hate groups?
Pastor Stephen Broden, Pastor of Fair Park Bible Fellowship in Dallas, TX said, "The black community is suffering from soaring unemployment, an extraordinarily high rate of abortions, a high school drop out rate among black teenagers that is breathtaking, an exploding rate of single parent households and the decimation of black families -- yet, the NAACP is making statements about same sex marriage. The NAACP has proven again to be an irrelevant organization as it relates to issues of survival for the black community."
Alveda and these goons are nothing but Uncle Toms. Have several seats, please.
More gay comics news! Today on The View, Marvel Comics will announce big wedding news about Northstar and his partner.
From Bleeding Cool:
Tune into ABC at 11a/10a E/C tomorrow as the hosts of ABC’s The View exclusively reveal a major Marvel announcement! This is your first chance to get a look at the moment in Astonishing X-Men #50 that will have everyone talking!Well, we will see. I will post the info later, but I hope it's about Northstar.
UPDATE it is about Northstar
Whoopi Goldberg introduced the news to co-hosts Joy Behar, Barbara Walters and Elizabeth Hasselbeck in the midst of the "Hot Topics" segment that included stories like a caucasian child wearing blackface for a Martin Luther King Jr. report at school, Mark Zuckerberg's wedding photo, and the latest on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."source
"In Astonishing X-Men #50, gay X-Man Northstar will propose to his boyfriend Kyle, with a marriage in an upcoming issue," said Goldberg. Behar said "X-Men is cutting edge" about the issue, and Hasselbeck, an outspoken conservative on the show, said "It's good!" Walters echoed the statement, appreciative of the move.
The wedding front-and-back cover spread for Astonishing X-Men #51 was debuted on the show as well (we'll have that for you soon), showing Jean-Paul (Northstar's real name) and Kyle at the altar with the huge and varried cast of mutants assembled to view the happy event.