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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy Elected Opposition Party Leader

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who has made headlines recently for his call to repeal the country's same-sex marriage law that was passed last year, has been elected as leader of the UMP opposition party.

BBC reports:

SarkozyMore than 150,000 party members - over 50% - voted in the election, despite the process being slowed down by a cyber attack.

Mr Le Maire, a former agriculture minister, received just less than 29.2% and a third candidate, MP Herve Mariton 6.3%.

Mr Sarkozy posted a message to supporters on his Facebook page (in French).

"I would like to thank all the UMP members who did me the honour of electing me leader of our political family," he said.

"Their mobilisation, at a level unequalled in the history of our movement, is the best response to two years of internal quarrels and divisions."

Back in September, in his first interview since announcing his intention to return to politics, the thrice-married Sarkozy blasted President François Hollande's socialist government for "humiliating families" by legalizing gay marriage. 

Sarkozy is widely expected to mount a campaign in the 2017 presidential election.


Gay London Businessman Ivan Massow Announces Bid For Mayor In 2016

Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 12.57.41 PMOpenly gay businessman and entrepreneur Ivan Massow is running for Mayor of London in 2016 reports Pink NewsMassow is known for his work offering financial services and insurance catered to gay people during the 1990s and announced his bid today to succeed Boris Johnson, who is returning to parliament. Massow says he's eager to serve London and stressed his love for the city in his announcement.

Said Massow:

"As a campaigner against discrimination I know that there is nowhere on earth I would rather live than London.

"A vibrant, dynamic and open-minded city, London is a living, breathing example to the world of what a successful multicultural society should look and feel like. I felt welcome when I came here."

Massow is a long-time member of the Conservative party, but briefly defected to the Labour party to repeal Section 28, an anti-gay amendment that prohibits the "promotion," of homosexuality in schools. However, Massow issued comments about the gay community ahead of June 2013's Pride in London celebration that irked many in the community. 

Said Massow:

"Don’t misunderstand me: I enjoy apps like Grindr (gay dating apps that supply you with a photo and precise distance of your nearest shag) as much as the next man. I admit to recreational drugs use in my distant past.

"But am I the only one to notice that the gay scene today seems obsessed with drugs? Obsessed with sex. Unable to take responsibility for its part in the spread of HIV. Inhabiting a soulless and empty world of hedonism.

"In fact, as many thousands prepare to descend on central London this weekend, I am finding it difficult to be proud."

Massow went on to say that drug culture is becoming glamorized within gay culture, and that some within the community hide behind anti-discrimination laws to excuse it. Massow also slammed BB (Bareback) sex parties and those treating HIV as a mere "Inconvenience." Massow defended his comments while addressing criticisms of hypocrisy.

MassowSaid Massow:

"I don’t want our community to deal with this just because I find our behaviour embarrassing. God only knows I’ve embarrassed myself enough not to throw stones. I think fun in moderation is great.

"I’m making the point because it’s a miserable way to live. Chemically induced highs and kids addicted to ‘chem-sex’ is all fake bollocks. Bollocks that leads to depression and, frequently, death. Bollocks that is just plain boring and ultimately empty."

Massow's comments come after U.K.'s National Aids Trust Fund reported in 2013 that drug rates and HIV infection are rapidly rising. Given Massow's statements, It's unclear whether Massow intends to address the issue in his run for office. 


Sarah Palin and Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson to Rally for GOP Candidate in Louisiana Senate Runoff

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Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is bringing her "simple-minded" self on down to Louisiana this weekend to join Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson in helping support Rep. Bill Cassidy's race to unseat Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, CNN reports:

Palin and Robertson will attend a GOP unity rally for Cassidy on Saturday afternoon in Monroe, Cassidy's spokesman confirmed. The story was first reported by Politico.

It's not the first time Palin has palled around with the "Duck Dynasty" clan. Last year she spent time with the family in Monroe while she was on a book tour.

Landrieu won 42% of the vote in last week's election compared to Cassidy's 41%. State law requires a December runoff if no candidate gets more than 50% of the vote. 

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Carl DeMaio Sexual Harassment Accuser Todd Bosnich Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge: VIDEO

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Todd Bosnich, a former Carl DeMaio campaign staffer who accused the openly gay GOP candidate of sexual harassment, has been arrested after a suspected altercation with his mother, NBC San Diego reports:

SDPD Lt. Mayer says during an argument with his mother, Bosnich allegedly pushed her, threw a drinking glass at her and disabled her phone.

Court records show a domestic violence case was filed against him Monday, and he was booked into jail Tuesday for battery, disabling a telephone line and assault with a deadly weapon.

Shortly after being released from jail, Bosnich ducked into a nearby bail bonds office.

DeMaio, who lost his race for California's 52nd congressional district to incumbent Scott Peters, denied the sexual harassment allegations - maintaining that Bosnich was a disgruntled ex staffer who was fired for plagiarism and may be responsible for the break-in at DeMaio's San Diego office back in May

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Gay GOP Candidate Carl DeMaio Loses Race to Scott Peters

DemaioOpenly gay GOP candidate Carl DeMaio has lost his bid to unseat Democrat Scott Peters in the race for the House seat in California's 52nd district. 

Politico reports:

The Associated Press called the race Friday night, nearly 72 hours after polls closed in the San Diego-area district. Peters, who trailed DeMaio in early returns, currently leads the Republican by 4,491 votes, 51.2 percent to 48.8 percent.

DeMaio's campaign was plagued by numerous accusations that the candidate had sexually harassed former campaign staffers. DeMaio vehemently denied the claims.

Massachusetts' Richard Tisei, the other openly gay GOP congressional candidate, lost his race as well.  


Bryan Fischer: GOP Won the Midterms Because God Answered Anti-gay Prayers - VIDEO

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American Family Spokeshater (and "Hall of Shame" inductee) Bryan Fischer has a theory on why the GOP cruised to victory in Tuesday's midterm elections - God answered the anti-gay prayers at Houston's hate rally on Sunday

Said Fischer:

"It occurred to me last night, a good part of Sunday night was a lot of these pastors in Houston and a lot of people all around the country kneeling in prayer on the floor of that auditorium, repenting of sins, seeking God for forgiveness for ourselves and for this land. And then, on Tuesday, we have this dramatic victory. I've got to believe there's a connection there."

In a separate clip, Fischer attempts an etymological analysis of the word "sodomy," explaining that the word itself is "ugly" because God gave us "a natural revulsion to that kind of behavior."

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