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04/11/2013

RNC Committeeman Dave Agema Says Schools Will Turn Kids Gay

Michigan RNC Committeman Dave Agema, who has so far refused to resign for hateful remarks about gays on his Facebook page despite being asked to by Republican leadership, had a talk with hate group leader Tony Perkins, Right Wing Watch reports.

2_agemaAgema compared homosexuality to alcoholism and drug abuse and then unleashed this zinger:

I think what the people have to know is if this passes, what will happen is it is just a progression of events that will occur. First of all, what will happen to your school kids when they are in school, it’s already being taught in a lot of places that it is an accepted lifestyle. Then the next thing that will occur is your kids will come home and say I think this is a good thing and I think I want to be one, and if you as a parent stand up and say this is against my moral beliefs and my biblical beliefs, then the next thing you’re going to get into is hate crimes because you’re speaking against something that’s been sanctioned by the state. If you look at Denmark and others then the state also tells the churches you have to marry homosexuals and if you don’t what may happen in the United States is you might lose your tax exempt status.

So this all blew up and so I made a web page here listing several other studies that show the harmful effects of the homosexual lifestyle. Just imagine this, if our kids are in school instead of being told that this is an acceptable and OK lifestyle we are actually briefed and taught the ramifications of this lifestyle, that you’re going to live twenty years less than the average person, you are going to die younger and here’s all the diseases you’re going to contract, there’d be a totally different philosophy here instead of basically telling the kids that this is good. So I think we got to go into this with our eyes wide open and what the 2 or 3 percent of homosexuals what they are doing in the United States today is trying to get the courts to do what they can’t get the individual states to do, and that’s dictate that all states will accept homosexual marriage.

(h/t zack ford at think progress)

Posted Apr. 11,2013 at 2:54 PM EST by in Michigan, News, Republican Party, Tony Perkins | Permalink | Comments (41)


Anti-Gay 'God's Marriage Bow' Campaign Rips Off Pro-Equality 'White Knot' Campaign

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The Salt & Light Council, a ministry with ties to NOM's Ruth Institute is ripping off the pro-equality non-profit White Knot campaign with a "God's Marriage Bow" campaign instructing followers to wear a white bow until marriage is decided in June. Their website also gives visitors a list of anti-gay marriage talking points.

White Knot organizers tell Towleroad they're sending a 'cease and desist' letter to the organization.

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Posted Apr. 11,2013 at 2:13 PM EST by in Gay Marriage, News | Permalink | Comments (19)


Matt Damon Ripped for 'Elysium': PHOTO

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Matt Damon is having a fine physical moment. If you missed the Elysium trailer watch it here.

Entertainment Weekly:

In order to play him, the actor had to beef up. “We wanted him to look a certain way so I had to keep up a workout regimen,” says Damon. This was made even more necessary by the addition of the “hulk-suit,” an technologically advanced exoskeleton that makes Damon’s character stronger and faster. While the rig is meant to enhance Max’s physical capabilities, in real life, it meant Damon had to work out even more. “It’s kind of like wearing one of those old Bo Jackson weight vests,” says Damon. “It’s really insidious trying to carry extra weight even if you’re in shape. You just really need a pretty strong core or you can get injured pretty easily, particularly at my age.”

Certainly didn't hurt his look for the new Liberace film either.

Posted Apr. 11,2013 at 2:11 PM EST by in Film, Fitness, Matt Damon, News | Permalink | Comments (12)


Watch the Thrilling Moment Uruguay Passed Marriage Equality: VIDEO

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Last night the nation of Uruguay became the 12th in the world to pass marriage equality. Here's the moment it happened. It will give you chills (the good kind)!

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Apr. 11,2013 at 1:06 PM EST by in Gay Marriage, News, Uruguay | Permalink | Comments (18)


NHL Announces Groundbreaking Anti-Homophobia 'Partnership: 'Our Policy is One of Inclusion'

The National Hockey League has partnered with the anti-homophobia You Can Play Project, the Hockey News reports:

Bettman“I’m very proud that the National Hockey League and NHL Players Association are the ones taking this step and breaking new ground,” Philadelphia Flyers scout and YCP co-founder Patrick Burke told THN late Thursday morning. “The big shift is that this is a professional sports league saying not that, ‘We tolerate you,’ not that, ‘We’ll deal with it if we need to,’ but that they’re inviting us in. It’s exciting.”

“Our motto is ‘Hockey Is For Everyone,’ and our partnership with You Can Play certifies that position in a clear and unequivocal way,” added NHL commissioner Gary Bettman (pictured). “While we believe that our actions in the past have shown our support for the LGBT community, we are delighted to reaffirm through this joint venture with the NHL Players’ Association that the official policy of the NHL is one of inclusion on the ice, in our locker rooms and in the stands.”

The partnership, which was signed as a legally binding document by the three parties this week, will see You Can Play (a) conduct seminars at the NHL’s annual rookie symposium to educate players on gay equality issues; and (b) integrate YCP’s message of respect for all into the league’s Behavioral Health Program by allowing players to confidentially seek counseling or education. As well, YCP will work with the league to create and broadcast public service announcements promoting equality for all.

More at THN...

Posted Apr. 11,2013 at 12:59 PM EST by in Hockey, News, NHL, You Can Play Project | Permalink | Comments (16)


Bill O'Reilly Stands by Gay Marriage Support, Does Not Oppose Repeal of DOMA: VIDEO

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The Hollywood Reporter quizzed FOX News host Bill O'Reilly about his remarks during the Supreme Court marriage hearings that the "compelling argument is on the side of homosexuals" and that "Bible thumpers" are losing.

Asked if he stood by those remarks, O'Reilly said that marriage should be left to the states. Asked if he supports DOMA repeal, O'Reilly said Congress should do whatever they want.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Apr. 11,2013 at 12:20 PM EST by in Bill O'Reilly, DOMA, Gay Marriage, News | Permalink | Comments (22)



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