News: Pipsqueak, NFL, Sandy’s Full Moon, Scotland

1NewsIcon You’ll be happy to hear that Pipsqueak the adorable goat has been adopted.

RichardTisei1NewsIcon Massachusetts Congressional candidate Richard Tisei again says that more
voters have an issue with his GOP status than his being gay. “Being gay
in Massachusetts isn’t a problem,” he told CBS News. “Being Republican is much more of a hurdle.”

1NewsIcon Female members of the Israel Gay Youth are lobbying for the group’s senior leadership to appoint more women. “In recent days we find ourselves in a familiar state of agitation, after
another woman is fired in order to make way for a ‘more suitable’ man,” the women wrote. “This is even more outrageous than in other cases, since this is taking
place in a relatively small gay organization, where most activists are
volunteers; unfortunately, the move reflects an all-too-familiar
alignment of the social power hierarchy.”

1NewsIcon LGBT activists in South Florida are mourning the death of Richard Cimoch: “A politically active Dolphin Democrat, who won their Volunteer of the
Year Award in 2001, Cimoch had served for many years as the enthusiastic
and energetic co-chair of Pride South Florida.”

1NewsIcon Take a listen to Lenny Kravitz and Aerosmith’s new song for the NFL, written as a replacement for the one sung by homophobe Hank Williams Jr. That was dropped after Williams compared President Obama to Hitler.

Daley1NewsIcon Let it be known that Olympic diver Tom Daley has a Keek account.

1NewsIcon Two New Zealand parliamentarian’s, the National Party’s Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi and Labour’s Su’a William Sio, attended a protest against gay marriage this weekend. Bakshi is on the committee that considers civil rights legislation.

1NewsIcon The Boston Globe covers the thawing relationship between evangelical and LGBT communities: “Another hopeful sign is that some evangelical leaders understand that
they have a problem, too. ‘We, the church, had utterly failed to reflect
Jesus to gay people,’ says Bill Henson, founder of the Acton-based Lead
Them Home Ministries, which trains evangelical leaders to minister to
gay, lesbian, and transgender people.”

1NewsIcon A new poll puts Obama three points ahead in Minnesota, where a question on defining marriage as one man, one woman will also be decidd.

1NewsIcon Alex McQuillan on the secular nature of France’s anti-gay movement: “The French Republic was founded on the ideas of equality and a French concept called laïcité—the
complete absence of religion in governmental affairs. This means
political discourse in France must be entirely free of religious
rhetoric. So what you have in France is a large group of old people
battling civil rights, not with religious ideals, but with science,
sociology, and cold, reductive rationality.”

Hurricane-sandy-space-station1NewsIcon The full moon may enhance Hurricane’s Sandy impact. “When the moon waxes to its full phase Monday afternoon, high tides along the Eastern Seaboard will rise about 20 percent higher than normal, even without the help of Sandy’s storm surge…” Stay safe out there!

1NewsIcon Lady Gaga has a slew of great Halloween costumes to choose from.

1NewsIcon John Deighan, the Catholic Church’s Parliamentary Officer in Scotland, wrote a letter accusing LGBT activists of “intolerance”. “Cultivating victim status has effectively put Stonewall beyond
reproach in the public square. An attempt to counter their antagonistic
‘some people are gay, get over it’ bus advertising campaign was halted
before it could even get off the ground by London Mayor, Boris Johnson,” he wrote.
“The constant promotion by the media and entertainment industry that
anything gay is good has caused informed public debate to be dropped. In
its place we have intolerance and intimidation.”

Comments

  1. jason says

    Re the Israel Gay Youth issue and the complaint of a lack of female leaders within the group, an important point needs to be made. Women have NOT been oppressed to the same legal extent as men. It’s men who suffered from anti-sodomy laws. Anti-sodomy laws were generally NOT used against women in same-sex relationships.

    Keep in mind that, according to Wikipedia, there are still some 40 countries throughout the world which legally ban male homosexuality but not female homosexuality.

    Therefore, there is NO equivalence between the suffering of women and the suffering of men in same-sex relationships. To suggest otherwise is a complete and utter fraud.

  2. says

    that’s because being gay harms no one and being a republican means you are, literally, helping put in place policies and limitations on the rights and freedoms and liberties of millions of Americans.

    how is this lost on that idiot?

  3. Aulton says

    Theists are in no position to say anything about anyone else. They still haven’t paid for their crimes against humanity. They have no remorse, as evidenced by their being two-faced in this instance.

  4. Randy says

    “We, the church, had utterly failed”

    That’s about it, regardless of LGBT issues. Just because they are afraid of shrinking is no reason to permit them to prey on us now that we’re cooler than them.

  5. Michael says

    Oh pshaw! Homophobia is an ingrained element of evangelical belief. That will never change. No matter how sugary they make the tea, it will always be sown with poison.

    Simply being nice to teh gayz will never be good enough.

  6. Jerry6 says

    Now the “Church” is accusing Gays of “Intolerance”! The same “Church” that pulled people apart on the “Rack”, or “Burned them at the stake” – just because they chose not to believe in what the “Church” was preaching? “Intolerance????

  7. Hue-Man says

    Creative use of the word “intolerance”. If the catholic cult would mind its own business, most LGBT people would treat the loons with indifference. I have never told Joe Rat. and his fellow child molester protectors how to run their cult while they can’t resist repeating their attacks on gays and lesbians. Isn’t it about time for the Church of England to take up confiscation of catholic property like they did in the 1500s?

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