News: B&B, Salon Shooting, Billy Graham, DOMA

1NewsIcon Police say a domestic dispute was the motivating factor in a Florida hair salon shooting that left four people including the gunman dead today.

BindersgayMarriage1NewsIcon More fun from the Binders Full of Women Tumblr.

1NewsIcon The Catholic Church and the National Organization for Marriage have provided 60% of the funds
aimed at denying same-sex couples the right to marry in four states.
They have so far spent a total of $2.5 million on their discriminatory
crusade, according to the Human Rights Campaign.

1NewsIcon Michael Black and John Morgan were awarded £1,800 each after winning their discrimination suit against a bed and breakfast, the Swiss Bed and Breakfast, that turned them away in 2010 because they're gay.

1NewsIcon Don and Megan Draper will be taking a tropical vacation on the next season of Mad Men.

1NewsIcon A record 3.85 million people tuned in for the season two premiere of American Horror Story.

1NewsIcon Anti-gay comic book owner Larry Doherty is now extending his hate to transgender people.

1NewsIcon Sam Raimi is reportedly going to direct an unnecessary Poltergeist remake.

RomneyCart1NewsIcon Ann Romney says husband Mitt is "absolutely done with politics" should he fail to win the presidential election.

1NewsIcon Today in gay history, 1990: "Three white supremacists were convicted of conspiring to blow up a gay bar in Boise, Idaho."

1NewsIcon The homophobic group One Million Moms is now trying to take down a new Nick Jr. evening programming block that includes a show called What Was Carol Brady Thinking? that adds thought bubbles above the iconic tv mom's head. One of the offending thoughts, according to OMM, is "Does Mike think needlepoint is foreplay?"

1NewsIcon Evangelical leader Billy Graham's foundation finally removed Mormonism from its list of cults.

1NewsIcon Think Progress' Ian Millhiser discusses how conservative judge Dennis Jacob's decision today to strike down DOMA could impact potential Supreme Court cases: "If Jacobs’ reasoning is adopted by the Supreme Court, it will be a
sweeping victory for gay rights, likely causing state discrimination on
the basis of sexual orientation to be virtually eliminated. And the fact
that this decision came from such a conservative judge makes it all the
more likely that DOMA will ultimately be struck down by the Supreme

1NewsIcon This woman breastfeeds her pug but bottle feeds her children. Priorities?

Django1NewsIcon Check out the posters for Quentin Tarantino's new flick, Django Unchained.

1NewsIcon Useful mud: "New radiocarbon measurements from the silty bottom of a Japanese lake
could be one of the most helpful tools for natural historians in
decades. With this new record, archaeologists could nail down the
precise timing of the demise of the Neanderthal. Or anthropologists
could determine exactly when humans spread into Europe. Or climate
scientists could better understand the last ice age, and what
climatological conditions led to the glaciers’ retreat."

1NewsIcon The final preparations are being put on Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's Italian wedding.

1NewsIcon The Los Angeles Unified School District and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center are joining forces to combat anti-LGBT bullying in the City of Angels. "The school district had a long history of helping these youth, but we knew even more could be done," said L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center chief executive Lorri Jean.


  1. MATT says

    To MARKUS wherever he is: THIS JUST IN FROM MICHIGAN…..

    “With two debates now behind them, our exclusive WXYZ/Detroit Free Press poll gives President Obama a six point lead, 52 percent – 46 percent, over Governor Romney.”

  2. MarkUs says

    LOL. Real Clear Politics has already flipped their electoral map against Obama, and the latest news is Obama buries himself on Jon Stewart tonight saying “Four dead Americans in Benghazi is not optimal.” Who the sh!t talks like that. LOL. He’s done.

    BTW, Incontinent Joe is out there today saying we’re currently at war. With Iran.

    Him, I’m gonna miss.

  3. says

    It’s silly @Markus that you only try to sell us on the idea of Romney winning but never on Romney himself. Not a very effective way to woo folks over to your honey Mormon’s side–not that you’d get many takers here, except among fellow trolls, or the insane. Any moron is capable of selecting polls to suit political stripes. What you’ve never once done is articulate how you think Mittens would benefit gay people. Which anti-gay policies of his do you love most?

  4. says

    @Matt: Agreed. (Along with gay people who also fit in those categories.) The super-rich know how he’d benefit them, but everyone else, not so much. And the trolls never explain why exactly they like Mitt, other than that he’s not Obama.

  5. gregory brown says

    Billy Graham–whose appeal I NEVER understood from the time I was 5 and had to watch one of his “crusdaes” on TV–is no longer in charge of his money machine, so I suspect that son Franklin accepted a hefty check from the LDS hierarchs to take away the “cult” designation.

  6. i could go on, but I won't says

    The Grahams are running a business franchise and always suck up to whoever’s in the White House. They are just taking a precautionary move in case Romney gets in. If he does not get in Mormonism will once again be a cult.

  7. Bill Michael says

    You can bet your piney-nuts it takes money and lots of it to live on a christian fairyland in the North Carolina mountains of the Pisgah National Forest. It’s good to be the “King”, isn’t it Mr. Graham?

  8. Diogenes Arktos says

    The Religious Right has been showing incredible flexibility on their “unchanging” dogma. Over the past couple of years many have gone from Mormonism is an anti-Christian cult to recent statements that Mormonism is not that different from “orthodox” Christianity. (For obvious reasons, they have to ignore the fact that Obama is far more of an orthodox Christian than Romney.) I hope they pay for their unconscionable flip-flop in the name of supporting a POTUS candidate.

  9. says

    Poltergeist, my favourite film of all time, does not need to be remade.

    To anyone who wants to see what a real intelligent ghost story is, rent it again. There’s a lot more going on in that film that special visual effects – the family dynamic and thematic “attack on the new american family” is richly layered.

    Oh, and kudos to the in-name-only Christians who helped raise 2.5 million dollars, in this time of economic hardship where so many families are in need of help, and donating that money to stop … couples from marrying.

    Yeah, Jesus woulda loved you idiots.

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