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04/02/2013

Ronald Reagan's Son Demands Churches Fight Back Against Gay Marriage: 'Where's the Moral Outrage?'

Michael Reagan, the former President's son, is upset about the recent shift in support for marriage equality:

ReaganFox TV, Rush Limbaugh and other talk-show pundits have weighed in, arguing the conservative — and moral — position that sanctifying gay marriage with the grace of the U.S. Constitution is not only wrong but a serious threat to the culture of this country.

But those media outlets often speak to those who are already in the choir. That leaves a lot of other Americans who aren’t hearing anyone preaching the conservative argument on gay marriage.

I don’t expect the GOP to provide any leadership. Republicans are too busy cat-fighting with each other and making sure their presidential choice will be whooped by Hillary Clinton in 2016.

And where in the heck are the churches on the issue of legalizing gay marriage?

Where are the Protestants, Jews and Catholics? Have they lost their tongues? Their hearts and wills? Their institutional you-know-whats?

Where’s the moral outrage? Why aren’t thousands of our pastors, priests and rabbis shouting from their pulpits? Why aren’t they leading their congregations through the streets in mass protest?

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Posted Apr. 2,2013 at 2:20 PM EST by in Gay Marriage, News, Ronald Reagan | Permalink | Comments (62)


Gay Wedding Video of the Day: Wesley and Jonathan

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Wesley and Jonathan were married recently in New Rochelle, New York.

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Posted Apr. 2,2013 at 1:41 PM EST by in Gay Marriage, Gay Wedding, New York, News | Permalink | Comments (18)


Ellen DeGeneres Announces 'Finding Dory', the Sequel to 'Finding Nemo': VIDEO

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After many years of pleading, Ellen DeGeneres says her wish has finally been granted, and the whole sequel is going to be focused on her character. For real. In 2015.

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Posted Apr. 2,2013 at 1:04 PM EST by in Ellen DeGeneres, Film, News | Permalink | Comments (11)


Undocumented LGBT Immigrants Speak Out in Powerful New Video: WATCH

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There are more than 267,000 undocumented LGBT immigrants in the United States and some of them are speaking out in a new video calling out for LGBT-inclusive immigration reform.

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Posted Apr. 2,2013 at 12:44 PM EST by in Immigration, News | Permalink | Comments (46)


For First Time, Working Majority in U.S. Senate Now Supports Marriage Equality

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With Senator Mark Kirk's (R-IL) recent statement, there are now 50 U.S. Senators (48 Democrats and two Republicans) who support marriage equality and 50 who have not yet evolved.

As Josh Israel at Think Progress notes, "with Vice President Joe Biden the tie-breaker, this marks the first time that a majority in the U.S. Senate has endorsed same-sex marriage."

Democrat holdouts are: Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Tim Johnson (D-SD), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Bill Nelson (D-FL), and Mark Pryor, (D-AR).

Posted Apr. 2,2013 at 12:28 PM EST by in Gay Marriage, News | Permalink | Comments (16)


Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) Comes Out for Marriage Equality

Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) has come out for marriage equality.

KirkSaid Kirk on his website:

When I climbed the Capitol steps in January, I promised myself that I would return to the Senate with an open mind and greater respect for others.
 
Same-sex couples should have the right to civil marriage. Our time on this Earth is limited, I know that better than most.  Life comes down to who you love and who loves you back-- government has no place in the middle.

Kirk is the second Republican Senator to come out for marriage equality, joining Ohio's Rob Portman. A marriage equality bill is currently under consideration in Illinois, awaiting a vote in the House.

Posted Apr. 2,2013 at 12:11 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (25)



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