News: Donnie McClurkin, Purdue, Guidos, Cheesecake Factory

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Longtime HIVAIDS activist Howard Jacobs dies in L.A. at 45.

Mars

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The surface of Mars as revealed by orbiter.

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New MTV reality series to feature Jersey shore house "full of the hottest, tannest, craziest Guidos."

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Purdue students protest professor Bert Chapman's blog post arguing the "economic case against homosexuality". Chapman: "As a conservative Christian, I firmly believe the homosexual lifestyle
is morally wrong, and my blog posting sought to emphasize there are
economic and public policy implications to widespread and open
acceptance of this lifestyle."

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10-year-old refuses to say Pledge of Allegiance until there is liberty and justice for gays.

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Marriage equality in Connecticut one year later: "Fully half of the gay and lesbian couples who wed in Connecticut were from other states or other countries. They came from South Dakota, Mississippi, Russia, Hawaii, Costa Rica and Israel, among other far-flung locales.

But above all, they came from New York: 455 Empire State couples traveled to Connecticut to marry."

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Balloon boy family to plead GUILTY to hoax.

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High school band marches in Palm Springs Gay Pride parade.

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Human Rights Campaign throws support behind Kirsten Gillibrand: "From her personal lobbying of the New York legislature in support of marriage rights to helping garner support for a Senate hearing on repealing 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,' Gillibrand has time and again stood for fairness for all."

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Corpus Christi, the Terrence McNally play featuring a gay Jesus, to be mounted in Orange County, California.

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Remember the homoerotic Cheesecake Factory hazings from July 2008? The case has been settled, in the amount of $345,000.

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And he only gets better with age.

Rihanna

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PREVIEW: Rihanna's Rated R.

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Jon Stewart catches Sean Hannity using Glenn Beck's "enhanced crowd" teabagger march footage. Hannity, although it "pained him," admitted Stewart was right.

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Kim Kardashian fitted with prosthetic face.

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Gore Vidal: a life in pictures.

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Reverend Donnie McClurkin goes off on gays: ""God did not call
young people to such perversion. Society has failed him, his church has
failed him … I would be homosexual to this day if Jesus hadn't
delivered."

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Title and summary for Prop 8 repeal ballot language to be released next week: "As soon as the approval is given, the Restore Equality 2010 campaign will have 150 days to collect approximately 700,000 valid pen and ink signatures by voters registered in California. To account for the invalid signatures that are bound to show up on the forms, the Restore Equality 2010 campaign is aiming to collect 1 million signatures within the 150 day timeframe."

Comments

  1. Gary says

    You should all read the article in the Arkansas Times about the boy who won’t say the Pledge of Allegiance, then read the comments posted by all the “rednecks” on the tab behind the story. They are overwhelmingly supportive of the boy, and the very few who aren’t are being soundly trounced by those who are! It’s enough to make you want to move to the hills.

    The funniest pro-pledge argument concludes that, “If homosexuals truly want equal rights they need to embrace typical conservative social values and try to blend in as just another couple not some special, weird minority that needs special treatment and doesn’t believe in anything American.”

  2. says

    you know, ‘guido’ is a pretty offensive word as it is, regardless of how those folks act. do you dare call any other ethnic ‘subgroup’ by a stereotypical name, such as ‘tyrones’ or ‘mohammads’?

  3. TANK says

    Mama mia! I’ve never heard of “tyrone” before. To which group does it refer, and what’s the reference?

    Anyway, I just don’t think that these big mamalukes are that offended by being called guids. Obviously! They’re in a show where they’re characterized as such.

  4. JT says

    James : I agree. It should be offensive. We don’t say “tyrones”. But if Italian-Americans are able to overlook the repulsive “Guido” subgroup, I guess it’s not my place to complain.

  5. says

    RE: Hannity Teabagger crowd count.

    OK, Sean Hannity acknowledged Jon Stewart was correct about the mis-characterization of the number of attendees at GOP anti-HCR rally.

    However, what else could he do? He was caught redhanded with his pants down in a boldfaced lie.

    I have yet to see the media respond to the Hannity excuse/apology that stated it was an “inadvertent mistake” as an equal lie. It is impossible for a TV newsroom to NOT KNOW that the fresh videotape of the rally was edited with old tape from the tape library. They knew exactly what they were doing & their aim was to deceive & mislead.

  6. Dave Barton says

    Aside from it being performed in a church, “Corpus Christi” in Orange County is nothing new. Rude Guerrilla Theater Company in Orange County was the West Coast Premiere of the play in 1999.

  7. jay says

    OMG. That Townhall dot com web site is the most loathsome, hate-filled site I have ever seen. If ever I’ve looked into the face of the enemy, it is there, vicious, ugly and full of rage.

    I am going to go take a shower now.

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