News: Kellan Lutz, PETA, Iowa, Susan Boyle, Top Gear, Jesus Luz

 roadGay bashing brawl under investigation in Clear Lake, Iowa. "A man was reportedly dancing when he was slammed to the ground and beaten by another patron who made rude references to the man’s sexual orientation.

A friend of the victim then reportedly tried to pull the attacker off of him and that resulted in other patrons getting involved.

Peterson described the scene as 'mayhem.'"

Churchcouple  roadBlack gay couple walk out of Mount Calvary Holy Church during anti-gay sermon: "Mack and Garrett, 32, contacted DC Agenda about their decision to walk
out on Owens’ sermon and are believed to be the first gays to publicly
disclose their departure from a church that activists say has a large
number of closeted gay members, mostly black."

 roadSusan Boyle has new airport meltdown: "The source went on to explain that while SuBo was waiting to board a
flight to Chicago, she suddenly grabbed a cleaning product out of a
janitor's cart and used it as a fake microphone…"

 roadJesus Luz shows some bush.

 roadDrug resistant HIV poised for surge, self-sustaining epidemics: "When
the team used the model to look into the future, it predicted a rapid
upsurge in the spread of resistant strains. The model suggested that
60 per cent of the resistant strains currently circulating in San
Francisco could cause "self-sustaining epidemics", says Blower, in
which each infected individual spreads the resistant strain to more
than one new recipient."

 road700 Club issues non-apology for Pat Robertson comments.

 roadKelis tells PETA off: "I would eat pterodactyl if you found some and you told me it was meaty and delicious."

Reed  roadDetails: High school quarterback turns lesbian filmmaker.

 roadD.C. sees second slaying of gay man in two weeks: “There is no indication at this time that this homicide occurred as a result of a hate crime."

 roadMaryland delegate introduces anti-gay bill: "Del. Emmett C. Burns Jr.'s measure would also declare that marriages between individuals of the same sex are against the public policy of the state of Maryland.

The House of Delegates Judiciary Committee has rejected similar measures introduced before, which prevented the bill from going to the House floor for debate.

In neighboring Washington, D.C., gay couples will likely be able to apply soon for marriage licenses. The district's City Council passed a bill last month legalizing same-sex marriage."

 roadGlee's Matthew Morrison to release debut album.


 roadDocumentary about killing of gay Liverpool teen Michael Causer to be screened at Istanbul International Film Festival: "We are all really excited that such an important film is being shown in
Turkey. The international struggle for LGBT equality and acceptance is
one which is the central message of this film. What happened to Michael
Causer was a travesty of justice and was plainly ignored by many in the
national media."

Kellan  roadKellan the Barbarian?

 roadPope defends invitation of Anglicans disaffected by gay policies to convert: "Benedict told members of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of
the Faith that the invitation wasn't an attack on the church's
reunification efforts with other Christians but designed to help them
by bringing about 'full and visible communion.'"

 roadBruce Weber's All American.

 roadBritish auto show Top Gear slammed for not allowing gay couples in studio audience: "It’s very odd, but what do you expect from pigs that grunt? Regrettably, with Jeremy Clarkson involved, it’s not surprising. The show itself is full of stereotyping of both men and women – but it’s funded by gay and lesbian licence fee cash as well as everyone else’s. Arguably, this is a breach of the Sexual Orientation Regulations 2005."

Comments

  1. Rovex says

    Top Gear isnt homophobic, they have a 50/50 rules. If they are guilty of anything its over compensation to please the anti sexism movement.
    Its not like they haven’t had gay guests on.

  2. says

    right on point Rovex; the Top Gear issue is a non-story. The producers want a 50/50 ration of men to women in their audience – it has absolutely NOTHING to do with sexual preference.

    Two straight guys would not be able to get tickets either.

    There are REAL instances of discrimination that should be focused on instead of this “perceived” discrimination.

  3. says

    i post at a lot of carblogs too. i’ve never seen an episode of Top Gear though, it’s just too stupid and juvenile for me, and i was totally unconvinced by their reasoning. apparently they won’t even sell SINGLE tickets. they will only sell 2 tickets at a time, and it has to be a male/female mix, so their audience is always 50/50. makes absolutely NO sense to me whatsover in 2010 (or even 1910). and apparently they have brainwashed the majority of their viewers and people that post on blogs. it’s a fucking stupid rule and it needs to shot down NOW.

  4. MateoM says

    Casey, you don’t know what you’re talking about. Why should the rule be changed? They’re just trying to appease the angry feminists who insist that there aren’t enough females on their show. So showing an audience that has an equal proportion of women to men makes it seem non misogynistic.

    I may have some bias as a devout Top Gear watcher, but honestly the show is not homophobic. They’ve had several gay guests in the past and have been quite respectful to them. Will Young was one gay guest who I recall they liked very much.

    If people don’t want to abide by the rules, then they don’t have to buy the tickets. So if a gay couple wants to go, they bring their lesbian friends. Its not as though the top gear people are saying that you must appear as though you’re dating the person with whom you buy tickets.

    You’re stupid for thinking every organization should abide by your own rules. And it needs to stop NOW!

  5. says

    I like Top Gear.

    Kelis, I’m with you, and I like fur and snakeskin.

    Hola Jesuz!

    Yo, my brothas, stop going to those dumbass churches, there’s plenty of places you can worship that want and need young committed couples like you.

  6. Focus says

    “Two straight guys would not be able to […] either.”

    Is that really the logic you want to go with? Because it applies just as well to gay marriage, family memberships at clubs and any other number of things.

    I suggest a compromise for the Top Gear folks, count a gay guy as half a woman, so two gay guys should fill the quota.

  7. says

    The reason Fox can get away with it’s game of chicken is that it owns exclusive content that has a following. The AP covers news which isn’t exclusive and the AP has little brand value to most consumers. Google won’t have to back down on this issue, we’ll see if the AP choses to.

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