11/25/2014

Wingnut Linda Harvey's New 'Ex-Gay' Book Is The Perfect Christmas Gift For Your Child - LISTEN

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“Ex-Gay” activist Linda Harvey has a suggestion for a Christmas gift for your favorite teen or college student struggling with their sexuality, reports Right Wing Watch.

Mission America’s Harvey says that Maybe He’s Not Gay? “is for America’s youth and the bright future they can all have, regardless of the turmoil of adolescence, which for some, may include same sex attractions or gender confusion.”

6a00d8341c730253ef017c31cbab4d970b-800wiOriginally published last year, the book was removed by Amazon because of its abusive content. Harvey and her publishers said that they pulled the book because they didn’t want it be harmed by an “uninformed and vicious campaign stimulated by ‘gay’ blogger[s].” Whereas Harvey’s opinions are informed by reason and science because she is correct in her claim that gay people do not exist.

Speaking on her radio program the other day, Harvey told her listeners that the book would make a perfect Christmas gift:

“If you were wondering what to get your teen or college student for Christmas, how about giving them the gift of common sense and morality? This is the way many people have described my book, Maybe He’s Not Gay: Another View On Homosexuality.

“Same-sex relationships are not what anyone was born for yet there are reasons why people get there and even more reasons why they can leave those feelings behind.”

In September, Harvey warned parents that gay people are preying on young people at LGBT youth centers.

Last month, Harvey joined “culture warrior” Pat Buchanan in a call for Christians to rise up in mass "civil disobedience" against the Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage.

Listen to Harvey's pitiful rant, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Nov. 25,2014 at 10:04 AM EST by in Amazon, Books, Linda Harvey, News, Religion | Permalink | Comments (16)


James Franco, Zachary Quinto and Charlie Carver Have 'Very Hot' Three-Way Sex Scene In 'Michael'

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James Franco, Zachary Quinto and former Teen Wolf star Charlie Carver will reportedly be steaming up the big screen in the upcoming film Michael, about former gay rights activist turned ex-gay poster boy Michael Glatze. Franco plays Glatze while Quinto plays his then boyfriend Bennett. E! Online reports how the duo bed Carver in the movie:

"They first meet in a club. The music is pumping. It's the eighties!" a source said. "When Charlie's character questions Franco about having a boyfriend, Franco says, 'He'd like you, too.'"

Cut to the bedroom, where the three are naked, intertwined and "kissing," the source said. "You see their asses." [...]

The three enjoy a romance, but when Michael leaves, the breakup is "disastrous and heartbreaking," the source said.

Franco posted a photo of himself and Carver on Facebook in August with the caption "BOOM! Welcome to our Boys Spaceship! Blast off!!!!"

Gus van Sant is executive producing Michael along with Franco. Vince Jolivette, Scott Reed, Ron Singer and Joel Michaely are signed on as producers. It's based on the Benoit Denizet-Lewis NYT article "My Ex-Gay Friend".

Previously, we got to sneak a peek of Franco and Quinto cozying up to one another and rocking their best 90s party boi looks.

Posted Nov. 25,2014 at 9:47 AM EST by in Charlie Carver, James Franco, News, Zachary Quinto | Permalink | Comments (19)


Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran Suspended For Anti-Gay Religious Tract

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Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has been suspended from his position for one month for writing a religious book in which he describes homosexuality as a “sexual perversion,” reports AJC.com.

In the self-published book “Who Told You That You Are Naked?” (yours for only $13.18!), Cochran argues that homosexuality is akin to bestiality and pederasty. Kelvin Cochran Who Told You That You Are Naked?

Arguing that “men who carry the curse of condemnation and deprivation cannot fulfill their purpose as husbands, fathers, community and business leaders,” the book includes passages such as the following:

• “Uncleanness — whatever is opposite of purity; including sodomy, homosexuality, lesbianism, pederasty, bestiality, all other forms of sexual perversion.”

• “Naked men refuse to give in, so they pursue sexual fulfillment through multiple partners, with the opposite sex, the same sex and sex outside of marriage and many other vile, vulgar and inappropriate ways which defile their body-temple and dishonor God.”

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s spokesperson Anne Torres said the administration didn’t know about the book until employees came forward with complaints last week.  Reed wrote on Facebook that he was “deeply disturbed” by the book book and will “not tolerate discrimination of any kind” in his administration.

Cochran has been ordered to undergo sensitivity training and has been barred from distributing copies of the book on city property.

Additionally, Reed’s office has now opened an investigation to determine whether Cochran has violated city policies or discriminated against employees.

Posted Nov. 25,2014 at 9:04 AM EST by in Atlanta, Discrimination, Georgia, Law - Gay, LGBT, LGBT Stories, News, Religion | Permalink | Comments (37)


Hollywood Chick-Fil-A Franchise Holds LGBT Youth Fundraiser - VIDEO

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A Chick-Fil-A franchise in Hollywood, California held a fundraiser last weekend with the national gay youth group Campus Pride to help raise funds to combat bullying, reports LOGO TV.

Chick-Fil-A has faced the wrath of LGBT activists in recent years following the revelation that anti-gay CEO Dan Cathay has been funding homophobic groups and activists including the anti-gay listed hate group Family Research Council. Dancathy

During Saturday’s fundraiser an unspecified percent of sales went to Campus Pride’s campaign to raise money for an anonymous $10,000 matching grant. A table was also set up with pamphlets about Campus Pride and the anti-bullying organization Stand Up Foundation.

Of the event, Campus Pride director Shane Windmeyer said:

“We’re not going to turn away anyone who wants to be an ally and help us fundraise. Activism is dirty work. It’s work that some people don’t always agree on the journey or the past and today we were just trying to be positive, to move forward and to do things that are common ground issues.”

Watch a Young Turks report on Cathy's anti-gay comments, AFTER THE JUMP...

And don't forget to check out the 10 Businesses To Avoid This Holiday Season If You Care About LGBT Rights.

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Posted Nov. 25,2014 at 8:41 AM EST by in California, Chick-fil-A, Dan Cathy, Gay Youth, News, West Hollywood | Permalink | Comments (10)


Ricky Skaggs: Gay Country Stars Accepted Because 'We Are All Sinners' - WATCH

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Ricky Skaggs has the (reasonably) healthy view that gay country singers are accepted by the industry because “we are all sinners”, reports TMZ.

Religion aside, Skaggs seems genuine when he says that although it's "not what my heart is about," he hopes recently out country singers Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman will be accepted by the industry.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Nov. 25,2014 at 8:18 AM EST by in LGBT Stories, Music, News, Ty Herndon, Video | Permalink | Comments (21)


11/24/2014

Grand Jury: No Indictment of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the Shooting Death of Michael Brown

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A grand jury has decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown back on August 9. 

Earlier today, CNN reported on what would happen to Wilson should the jury not move forward with indictment charges:

If the grand jury clears him of wrongdoing and Wilson wants to remain on the job, he could put up a fight. The police union would back him, said Paul Callan, a CNN legal analyst and former New York prosecutor.

"In the end, he has certain due process rights under Missouri law, and they can't just summarily fire him because he's unpopular," Callan said. "They will have to prove that he violated some aspect of his employment contract as a police officer, or civil service regulations. Otherwise, he will have a very good lawsuit."

Still, most people believe Wilson will never again wear a badge.

"If I'm the mayor of Ferguson, believe me, you would want that cop out because you know that he will be controversial," Callan said. "He will be distrusted by the citizenry and maybe subjected to abuse when he's out on the street. It's just going to be nothing but trouble. They're going to find a way to get him out. They may try to buy him out."

Watch live feed of MSNBC's coverage of the news, AFTER THE JUMP...

UPDATE I: Lambda Legal reacts -

"While there will be debate and disagreement about the facts that led to the grand jury decision announced today in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by Police Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO, there is no debate about the facts that a terrible tragedy took place and that another unarmed young black man lost his life at the hands of a police officer. Around the country, we continue to witness similar tragedies and loss of life that have resulted from the deadly combination of racism, police profiling, excessive use of lethal force and a general disregard for the lives of black and brown people.

"We mourn Michael Brown and every victim of police violence by continuing to work for justice -- for better policing and fairer laws. As an organization fighting for the rights of LGBT people and people living with HIV, we know that bias and prejudice can lead to injustice. We believe that these issues must be addressed in a systemic way and that regardless of one decision, all of us must be active participants in holding law enforcement agencies accountable for ending the unchecked assault on the lives of all of our communities that are marginalized and criminalized -- whether on the basis of race, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or economic status.

Update II: NCLR reacts -

“We vacillate between heartbreak and outrage at the decision from the grand jury. Injustice is too tame a word for what today’s decision represents. The fact that an unarmed black youth can be fatally shot by a police officer with no accountability or consequence is a chilling commentary on the worth afforded to young, black lives and the sorry state of racial justice in this country,” said Kate Kendell, Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

“We stand with our colleagues in the broader civil rights community in condemning the grand jury decision, and send our strength and support to the family and friends of Michael Brown and the entire Ferguson community as they continue to grieve their tragic loss. We also urge the Department of Justice to take action to address the longstanding history of racialized intimidation and discrimination by the Ferguson police,” Kendell concluded.  

Update III: HRC reacts - 

"Michael Brown's family and the American people deserve to have this case fully adjudicated in a public trial. Today's deeply disappointing decision by the grand jury denies them that opportunity. Until we as a nation make a meaningful commitment to ending police profiling--and to fully prosecuting individual cases of brutality--the kind of violence that ended Michael Brown's life will only continue. As advocates for equality, it's our job to show solidarity with a growing national movement to break this cycle of police violence."

"While we cannot begin to imagine the pain that the Brown family is facing at this moment, we send our thoughts, prayers and condolences to them during this heartbreaking and difficult time. We also stand in solidarity with the family's encouragement of peaceful protests and reflection following this decision."

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Posted Nov. 24,2014 at 9:32 PM EST by in Crime, Missouri | Permalink | Comments (84)


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