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04/19/2007


NEWS: Turner Field, Drug Sentences, The Deficit, Clinton 2016, Musicians, and Superheroes

 Road President Obama has announced the leader of its new independent committee that will be investigating potential ethics violations by the nation's surveillance programs. At the head of the committee is James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence who has already previously misled Congress. Turnerfield

Road A Georgia man fell to his death last night at Atlanta's Turner Field during a match-up between the Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies. 

Road US Attorney General Eric Holder announced yesterday that he will work to cut mandatory minimum sentences for low-level drug offenses, stating that "too many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long."

Road Current peace talks taking place between Israel and Palestine are facing potential problems as 26 long-term prisoners were moved by Israeli officials shortly before their release.

 Road North Dakota's U.S. attorney Timothy Purdon addressed a crowd of hundreds during a recent joint Pride Celebration hosted by Fargo and Moorhead, MN. During his impassioned speech, he told the state's LGBT citizens point-blank: "you have an ally". 

Road The U.S. Government announced yesterday that its budget deficit through July of next year will be 37.6 percent, and that the budget starting in September 2014 is on its way to having the smallest deficit in five years. 

Road Rihanna and Katy Perry recently reunited during a restaurant opening in NYC. No word yet as to whether there were any more "quasi-bi" antics this time around. 

Road Anthony Weiner, intentionally or not, teased a 2016 bid by Hillary Clinton for President of the United States, telling Buzzfeed that he "knows his wife's role" in the upcoming campaign. 

Road Adele is currently in talks to make a cameo appearance in Mathew Vaughn's upcoming film The Secret Service. If successful, she will be appearing in the film alongside David Beckham and Elton John. 

Road Those wishing to partake of fried food without the sting of racism can breathe a little easier

Road The Wanted released a new music video. Apparently, they also own the night. Who knew? Batman Wedding

Road Lady Gaga committed another possible fashion faux-pas in her quest to obtain even more "Applause". 

Road Meanwhile, Madonna was possibly channelling her uber-butch self a little too much during a recent paintball game. 

Road Breaking Bad continues with its ultra-violent final season.

Road Robert Downey, Jr continues to roll in it after new endorsement deals follow him after his successes with The Avengers and Iron Man 3

Road Torn between you love for your hubby and your love for Batman? Can't decide how to properly honor them both. Just do what these two guys did!


GA Governor's Appointee Calls For Culture War Over Gay Marriage: VIDEO

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Phil Kent, appointed in 2011 to Georgia's Immigration Review Board by Governor Nathan Deal, made some incendiary statements yesterday on a local political round-table show discussing last week's decisions handed down by the Supreme Court. Referring to DOMA in particular, Kent lamented that the ruling in United States v. Windsor will "dynamite the foundations of our Judeo-Christian system," further asserting, “it will be a cultural war in Georgia and every other state to try to undo this wrong." Kent added, "it's an insult to equate that [gay marriage] with traditional marriage," claiming, “you can have a civil union and take care of all these sob stories.”  He went on to suggest it was offensive to draw comparisons between the struggles for civil rights faced by African Americans and those faced by LGBT Americans. He also equated the values of the left with those of pagans.

Kent has previously come under criticism for his remarks on race and immigration, being labeled a bigot, an extremist and anti-immigration. You can check out more of his remarks here. 

Also be sure to watch the video of his comments on gay marriage (warning: autoplay) AFTER THE JUMP...

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Congressman Wants Schools To Teach Gender Stereotypes Early To Prevent Gay Marriage: VIDEO

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In a speech Monday, Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) used Father's Day as a platform to push for gender stereotypes to be taught to American youths in grade school. That way, they can understand the roles of mothers and fathers and of the importance of only allowing opposite-sex couples to marry. Think Progress reports:

Gingrey stressed his continued support for the Defense of Marriage Act - which defines marriage as only a union between a man and a women - and suggested that children need to be carefully taught about the traditional roles of their genders.

"You know, maybe part of the problem is we need to go back into the schools at a very early age, maybe at the grade school level, and have a class for the young girls and have a class for the young boys and say, you know, this is what's important. This is what a father does that is maybe a little different, maybe a little bit better than the talents that a mom has in a certain area. And the same thing for the young girls, that, you know, this is what a mom does, and this is what is important from the standpoint of that union which we call a marriage."

Previously, ThinkProgress ranked Gingrey as one of the 7 most anti-gay U.S. Representatives. 

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Georgia Pastor Gets Standing Ovation for Kicking Boy Scouts Out of Church: VIDEO

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A Marietta, Georgia church kicked out Boy Scouts Troop 204 after the organization said they were accepting gay scouts and Roswell Street Baptist Church Senior Pastor Ernest Easley said he got a standing ovation from his congregation when he made the announcement, WSBTV reports:

Easley said his congregation gave him a standing ovation when he announced his decision to no longer sponsor the troop, which has been meeting at the church for 68 years. He said the stance the Boy Scouts has taken is not only contrary to the word of God, but it puts young people at risk.

"You've got boys in there in a tent that are sexually attractive to other boys, whose hormones are going off the wall. Something is going to happen," Easley said.

Another church, Unity North Atlanta Church in Marietta, has already offered the evicted scout troop a home.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Facebook Disables Game in Which Orthodox Christians Destroy Gay Activists

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Yesterday we reported on a Facebook game in which Orthodox Christians destroy gay activists with stools which appeared to be modeled after recent real-life attacks on Gay Pride marchers in Tblisi, Georgia.

A Facebook spokesman tells Towleroad that they have disabled the game app:

"We take action against apps that violate our platform policies as laid out here: https://developers.facebook.com/policy/, in order to maintain a trustworthy experience for users."


Orthodox Christians Destroy Gay Activists in New Facebook Game: VIDEO

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Remember the violent attack by thousands of Orthodox Christians on Gay Pride marchers in Tblisi, Georgia last month?

It's now a game on Facebook.

Watch a demo of the app, AFTER THE JUMP...

Gay Gamer writes:

In Call of Taburetka, or Call of the Stool, players control a stool-wielding priest as they beat their way through hordes of LGBT activists, flying homosexuals, and evacuation buses. The priest seems to magically float up and down the screen, endless shooter style, firing stools at the oncoming queers. The more gays and vehicles you take down the higher your score goes.

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