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SeanAvery 6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi One Million Moms claims their boycott against JC Penney for their use of lesbian entertainer Ellen DeGeneres as a spokesperson has cost the department store $163 million. But the AP actually credits the store's new pricing system.

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6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Zimbabwean Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa insists his country does not abuse human rights, but also says they'll never give up their institutionalized hate of gays. "We made it clear that in our law homosexual activities are criminalized and that any person who commits homosexual activities will be arrested," he said.

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6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin on the Manny Pacquiao controversy: "The gay-marriage mob is guilty — of the very ugly bigotry it claims to abhor. And left-wing media outlets are guilty — of stoking false narratives that shamelessly demonize religion in the name of compassion."

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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Attacks Gays, Tells UK PM David Cameron 'To Hell With You': VIDEO

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe attacked British Prime Minister David Cameron at a celebration for his 88th birthday over Cameron's recent threat linking aid to African nations lagging in human rights, particularly for LGBT people, AFP reports:

Cameron"Nature is nature. It has created male and female," Mugabe told thousands of supporters at his 88th birthday celebration at a stadium in the eastern border town of Mutare.

"You David Cameron, are you suggesting that you don't know that or is it some kind of insanity or part of the culture of Europeans.

"In their newspapers, that's one of my sins. That I called (gays) worse than pigs and dogs because pigs know there are males and females. It's even in the Bible that you create through the system of marrying.

"That's how we were born, so we reject that outright and say to hell with you. I won't even call him a dog because my own dog will complain and say, but what have I done."

Mugabe added: "We won't accept [gay rights in our charter]. There are other countries who have accepted that and put it in their constitutions. Please, young men and women, you don't have the freedom for men to marry men and women to marry women. You have the freedom for men to marry women. That's God's freedom. That's what created you and me."

Watch an Australian news report on the Mugabe gala (which doesn't include the remarks above), AFTER THE JUMP...

ZhanjeIn news that may be related, the Zimbabwe contestant for Mr. Gay World has dropped out:

Taurai Zhanje, who last week was verbally attacked by many from his local community, pulled out of the contest citing personal reasons. His decision comes after it was revealed that in December last year the first-ever Mr. Gay Namibia, one Hamutenya, was assaulted by men who demanded his winnings soon after he was crowned. Zhanje would not elaborate what he meant by ‘personal reasons.’ The competition says it aims “to advance national and international gay rights through education and public performance”. Zhanje’s intentions had been celebrated by many organisations in the gay community.

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Australian Tourist Survives Every Bungee Jumper's Nightmare: VIDEO

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A thrill-seeking Australian survived after her cord snapped while bungee jumping from the 111-meter Victoria Falls bridge over the Zambesi River in Zimbabwe on New Year's Eve.

Watch two clips, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via business insider)

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Zimbabwean Politician Who Accused Robert Mugabe Of Homosexuality Out On Bail

MugabeLillian Kirenyi, the Zimbabwean politician imprisoned after allegedly accusing Zimbabwe's election-stealing president, Robert Mugabe, of "practicing" homosexuality, is out of jail

Two weeks ago, when addressing supporters of the Movement for Democratic Change party, Ms. Kirenyi allegedly complained that President Mugabe’s party was

... attacking MDC president [Morgan] Tsvangirai, alleging he is pro-homosexuals, yet Robert Mugabe has practiced homosexuality with Jonathan Moyo and Canaan Banana.

For this, Robert Mugabe did what any sexually confident, totally-secure-in-his-not-gayness president of a serious nation would do under similar circumstances, and threw Ms. Kirenyi into prison. She's out now on $200 bail, and denies all wrongdoing.

There are few things in the world Mr. Mugabe hates more than homosexuals. Last month, he called British PM David Cameron "satanic" for saying that countries who desire aid from Britain ought to grant LGBT people their human rights. He's also said that LGBTs are "worse than pigs and dogs."

"Do not get tempted into [homosexuality]," Mugabe told a group of young people in a Zimbabwean mining town in November. "You are young people. We will punish you severely."

 


Zimbabwean MP Jailed After Calling Robert Mugabe a Homosexual

A Zimbabwean MP is under arrest after she called President Robert Mugabe a homosexual, the Daily Nation reports:

MugabeMrs Lillian Kirenyi, a legislator from Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party was on Tuesday charged with undermining the authority of President Mugabe.

The court was told that the MP committed the alleged offence during an address to party supporters on December 9.

She allegedly said: “Zanu PF (President Mugabe’s party) members been attacking MDC president Tsvangirai alleging he is pro-homosexuals yet Robert Mugabe has practiced homosexuality with (Professor) Jonathan Moyo (former Information minister) and Canaan Banana (Zimbabwe’s first ceremonial president).”


Mugabe Condemns UK PM David Cameron's 'Satanic' Plan to Cut Aid to Countries That Don't Support Gay Rights

MugabeUK Prime Minister David Cameron last month threatened to slash one type of bilateral aid known as general budget support to countries that refuse to reform laws which criminalize homosexuality.

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe isn't having it, the Telegraph reports:

Mr Mugabe, 87, said the concept was "stupid" and that homosexuality was inconsistent with African and Christian values.
His view will garner much sympathy both at home and elsewhere in Africa, where homosexuality is frequently a taboo subject and outspoken opposition to it a vote-winner.

Cameron"It becomes worse and Satanic when you get a prime minister like Cameron saying countries that want British aid should accept homosexuality," he said. "To come with that diabolical suggestion to our people is a stupid offer."

Speaking to a group of young people at a community event in a mining town in Zimbabwe's Midlands region, he added that it was "impossible for John to marry Jack or Maria to marry Theresa".

"Do not get tempted into that (homosexuality). You are young people. We will punish you severely," he was quoted as saying in the state-run Herald newspaper. "It is condemned by nature. It is condemned by insects and that is why I have said they are worse than pigs and dogs."

Uganda, Ghana, and Malawi are among the countries that have already responded with anger to the PM's proposed cuts.


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