Towleroad Talking Points: Tragedy in Connecticut

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BY SAM GREISMAN

A look back at today's top stories

SANDY HOOK SHOOTING

In a tragedy of nearly indescribably proportions 20 children and 26 people total were killed in a shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut. A visibly emotional President Obama addressed the media regarding the shooting and said "we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this." The White House however says that today is not the day to discuss gun control. Well if not today, then when?

Proving that he is just as evil as we all think he is, AFA Spokesman Bryan Fischer took a moment to blame the shooting on the school's lack of devotion to God.

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GAY ISSUES

6a00d8341c730253ef017d3ecad648970c-800wiSeems that everything else pales in comparison to the news from Connecticut, but there were a lot of crazy things being said about gay issues today. Despite the recent public outcry, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan came to the defense of Justice Scalia. Meanwhile it turns out that Scalia's son was a member of a Catholic group that tries to stop men with gay tendencies from acting on them. Uh oh. Also Jon Stewart weighs in with his two cents on the Scalia comments and the GOP opposition to gay marriage. 

In his message for World Peace Day, Pope Benedict said that gay marriage offends human truth. He also recently gave a personal blessing to the Ugandan lawmaker who expressed a desire to pass the "Kill the Gays" bill as a Christmas gift. By the way, it's been shelved for now as parliament has adjourned.

An Evangelical College Chancellor in Virginia says that no one is gay at his school because everyone promises they won't be. Todd Akin wants to protect the right to harass gays in the military. Also, an assistant coach on the Vikings wants Chris Kluwe to just focus on punting

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ENTERTAINMENT

Tom Daley shows us that Santa can be sexy. Interesting mistletoe placement by the way. Also Ian McKellen promotes coming out of the closet and the Amazing Race winners have a message of support for a bullied gay teen

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  1. Please take down the picture of the half-naked boy from this post. It seems inappropriate somehow.

    Posted by: Kári Emil | Dec 14, 2012 10:39:03 PM


  2. He is a diver in a pair of shorts. How is that inappropriate?

    Posted by: vanndean | Dec 15, 2012 12:29:25 AM


  3. Thanks for the picture of Tom Daley which reminds us that life goes on even in the face of a horrible tragedy. We cried this morning and we can still smile tonight
    Back in the day I used to wear mistletoe in my belt buckle

    Posted by: Bob | Dec 15, 2012 12:32:24 AM


  4. The shooter was on psychiatric drugs or had seen a psychotherapist and that is why he went crazy and killed those kids.

    Posted by: Tracy | Dec 15, 2012 10:48:01 AM


  5. "In his message for World Peace Day, Pope Benedict said that gay marriage offends human truth."

    Like murdering or lying doesn't -- Godless demon. Ratzinger is what Revelations is all about

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Dec 15, 2012 11:23:04 AM


  6. Pope rat-catcher is just an evil man hiding behind his robes.

    Posted by: jleo71 | Dec 15, 2012 11:46:41 AM


  7. @Tracy: I know that psychotropics can have major side effects, but the data are that there is no correlation with murder. I'm not sure what just seeing some kind of talk therapist has anything to do with it.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Dec 17, 2012 6:32:25 PM


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