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Jay Bakker, Son of Tammy Faye, Talks to Don Lemon About the Bible, Hell, and Accepting Homosexuality: VIDEO


Don Lemon talks to Pastor Jay Bakker about his mother Tammy Faye Bakker Messner and her acceptance of gay people, his gay-affirming church, the 'next generation' of Christians, understanding the Bible, and Hell.


(thanks to dave evans for the clips)

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road.jpg Anti-gay marriage advocates in Massachusetts announce they won't attempt to get a proposed amendment banning gay marriage on the ballot in 2010.

Kissin_2road.jpg Kiss-in at Ottawa, Canada restaurant restaurant results in apology from owner: "Adam Graham and Phillip Banks were sitting on the patio of Mexicali Rosa's at Dow's Lake, enjoying a few beers and gently kissing. The weather was bad, so the two were alone on the patio. 'This guy comes up to us, out of the blue, and he awkwardly says 'there are children inside and they have questions',' says Graham. It was the restaurant manager, and he asked the two to 'cool it down or leave.' According to Graham, the manager said he would tell any 'normal' couple to do the same."

road.jpg Scientists stop progression, reverse Alzheimer's Disease in mice: "The treatment is a protein, specifically designed for the job, based on the three-dimensional structure of two other proteins involved in the progression of the disease. It works by sticking to one of these proteins so that it cannot bind with the other - a step that triggers a succession of biochemical events that lead to the death of the nerve cell and ultimately to the patient's symptoms."

Craigdanielroad.jpg Daniel Craig inks £13 million Bond deal to become Britain's highest-paid actor.

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road.jpg Kylie Minogue choosing cover as first single off new album — either Culture Club's "Victims" or Roxy Music's "Love is the Drug".

road.jpg Spanish judge faces disciplinary action after stripping mother of custody of her two daughters because she is a lesbian: "The judge in the south-east region of Murcia handed the girls over to their father's care, arguing that a homosexual environment threatened their education and upbringing. The decision has provoked outrage among Spain's gay community, and the Supreme Court has opened disciplinary proceedings against him."

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Lohanroad.jpg Huh? Lindsay Lohan arrested for driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license, and possession of cocaine. Her second DUI arrest within three months.

road.jpg 25%: Bush approval rating hits new low in American Research Group poll.

road.jpg Before being arrested at a sit-in at Rep. John Conyers office, anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan announced she'll run against Nancy Pelosi in the 2008 Congressional election: "The Democrats will not hold this administration accountable so we have to hold them accountable, and I for one will step up to the plate and run against Nancy Pelosi."

road.jpg Qantas Airlines' new kangaroo logo scrutinized: "Fat and pregnant, and a bit like a wombat."

road.jpg New York Times Michele McNally F-bomb brouhaha widens as gays at the paper demand action: "A Times source tells us that assistant managing editor Bill Schmidt, who's in charge of newsroom administration, will hold an open meeting with the gay caucus tomorrow at 2:30. Steve Reed, the head of the gay caucus, e-mailed members to announce the meeting and that Schmidt will "be unable to discuss in detail the specific case we've been talking about, because it's a personnel matter."

Tammy Faye Messner Dies After Long Cancer Battle

By now I'm sure you know that Tammy Faye Messner died on Friday following a raw, emotional appearance the night before on Larry King Live. She was 65. Tammy Faye had been battling cancer since 1996. She announced that she had decided to discontinue treatments for it in May.

Messner, who stood out on Christian television in the 80's for reaching out to gay men afflicted with AIDS at a time when Ronald Reagan refused to even mention the disease, said: "I refuse to label people. We’re all just people made out of the same old dirt, and God didn’t make any junk."

Her son, Jay Bakker, posted this message on his website over the weekend: "After fighting cancer for eleven years, my mother passed away on July 20 at 4AM. She had a very peaceful death and is no longer in pain. To grant her wish she was cremated today and her ashes were buried at a private ceremony. The service was performed by my good friend Randy McCain of Open Door Community Church in Sherwood, AR. Thank you to everyone for their prayers and support over the years - it has helped me more than you will ever know. Please continue to pray for her husband Roe as well as the rest of my family. A public ceremony is currently being planned - an update will be sent once the details are finalized along with where to send flowers. I ask that all press would please allow me to grieve privately at this time. Thank you."

Tammy Faye Bakker, 65, Emotive Evangelist, Dies [nyt]

A Few Moments: Tammy Faye Messner on Larry King Live

"You know when we lost everything, it was the gay people who came to my rescue and I will always love them for that."

A few highlights from Tammy Faye Messner's appearance last night on Larry King Live. Not a lot more to be said, other than...Godspeed.

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At just 65 pounds and fighting through the final stages of lung cancer, Tammy Faye Messner appears on Larry King. She hasn't let go of her optimism.

This is a strong, courageous woman. God bless her.

The full interview airs tonight.

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road.jpg Homophobic Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov invited to Gay Pride in Stockholm by Swedish politicians: "'It is enormously important that (Russia) moves in the right direction and respects human rights. Being homosexual belongs to those rights,' said Liberal Party member Lotta Edholm, one of the co-signers...They invited Luzhkov to attend the gay pride parade in Stockholm on Aug. 4 "in order for you to see the power of love." Edholm said there had been no immediate reply from the mayor."

Tammyfayeroad.jpg Tammy Faye Messner speaks about cancer: "I would say I'm in pain almost 100 percent of the time. My back hurts, so I had to go to a wheelchair. And I have a very bad tummy all the time. When they said there's nothing more we can do, for just about a minute I felt sorry for myself, had my little pity party. Then I said, 'I've got somebody bigger than the doctors, I know the Lord, Jesus Christ, and he can do something for it.' He's the only one that can, and so I just trust Him every day. Today I want you to remember: You can't go forward, looking in the rear view mirror, yesterday is gone, you cannot put a broken egg back together again so don't spend your energy trying."

road.jpg Yahoo! profiles gay blogger Mike Rogers of BlogActive: "Rogers is a muckraking gay blogger who uses his insider's knowledge of Washington politics and broad blanket of contacts to 'out' gay politicos — but only, he says, if they are undermining gay rights."

road.jpg Glastonbury Festival line-up announced: "The Who, The Killers and Arctic Monkeys will be headlining on the Pyramid Stage during the three-day event. Among the more than 200 acts listed are Rufus Wainwright, Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, The Gossip, Paul Weller, Chemical Brothers and Shirley Bassey. The festival, which starts on 22 June, will be the largest yet, with an extended capacity of 177,500."

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road.jpg Hotscots FC, Scotland's first gay football team forms: "Kevin Rowe set up Hotscots FC, which now has around 20 players, in February and he already has set his sights on the gay World Cup in 2008 in London. The 34-year-old, of Leith Walk, played for the Yorkshire Terriers before moving to Edinburgh last year to work as a fundraiser for the Scottish SPCA. A keen footballer since his school days, he said some gay players felt 'uncomfortable' and had suffered discrimination in other teams. He said: 'It's for gay people who like football, but who feel a little intimidated playing in straight teams. The social side is very important.'"

Slonemroad.jpg The NYT makes a visit to eccentric artist Hunt Slonem's Louisiana plantation house: "Mr. Slonem says that one morning he went swimming and saw faces looking at him from the trees, and a psychic friend later identified them as slaves who died in an epidemic. He’s also seen a woman in a blue antebellum dress passing through. He says that not only do these old houses choose you, but somehow you are metaphysically adopted by all the families that lived in them before, and those people tell you what they think."

road.jpg State Department orders website to remove photos of new luxe $592 million embassy in Iraq: "According to news reports, 'Some U.S. officials acknowledged that damage may have been done by the postings and used expletives to describe their personal reactions.' But it is unclear whether the damage was done to security or public relations. (Aerial images of the embassy can be easily obtained from sites like Google Maps.) The real damage of these images comes from bolstering the perception of a long-term U.S. occupation. While Americans will be living in posh quarters, the citizens of Baghdad are currently surviving with just 5.6 hours of electricity a day. Baghdad was also recently rated the world’s worst city in which to live."

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road.jpg Researchers find traces of cocaine and pot in the air pollution of Rome: "The results found that in Rome, there were traces of cocaine and cannabis -- as well as nicotine, caffeine and benzopirene, which is commonly released in cigarette smoke and auto emissions."


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