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Priest Who Refused To Give Lesbian Holy Communion At Her Mothers Funeral “Removed”

Last month  Father Marcel Guarnizo at. John Neumann Catholic Church refused to give Barbara Johnson communion at her mothers funeral she was a lesbian.

Now comes the news after Johnsons horrible treatment and humiliation that Guarnizo has been removed from the church and placed on administrative leave pending a formal investigation, according to a letter from the Archdiocese of Washington to all of its priests.

“I write to inform you that effective today, Father Marcel Guarnizo’s assignment at St. John Neumann Parish is withdrawn and he has been placed on administrative leave with his priestly faculties removed until such time as an inquiry into his actions at the parish is completed.

This action was taken after I received credible allegations that Father Guarnizo has engaged in intimidating behavior toward parish staff and others that is incompatible with proper priestly ministry,” he said in the letter. “Given the grave nature of these allegations, and in light of the confusion in the parish and the concerns expressed by parishioners, Father Guarnizo is prohibited from exercising any priestly ministry in the Archdiocese of Washington until all matters can be appropriately resolved, with the hope that he might return to priestly ministry.”

Barbra Johnson had said that  Guarnizo  “put his hand over the body of Christ and looked at me and said, ‘I can’t give you communion because you live with a woman and in the eyes of the church that is a sin.’”

Shortly after the original incident, the Archdiocese of Washington issued a statement saying Guarnizo’s action violated church policy and Archdiocesan officials would look into the matter saying that “Any issues regarding the suitability of an individual to receive communion should be addressed by the priest with that person in a private, pastoral setting.”

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Anti-Gay Hate Group Family Research Council Bribes Families With Free Candy and Gifts In North Carolina

Tony Perkin’s Family Research Council have invaded  North Carolina with their Family “Values Bus’ are promoting North Carolina’s anti-gay marriage amendment ballot measure there by bribing families with children by offering them free gifts and candy.

The awesome Pam Spaulding writes:

When your ideas are morally bankrupt, as is the case of people who are pimping Amendment One to enshrine discrimination in NC’s constitution, you can’t win on logical arguments based on civil law. You have to load up a bus and drive around to convince North Carolinians to vote to “save marriage from the homosexuals” using religion-based bigotry and try to pollute the minds of children by offering up gifts and candy.

What’s that saying about taking candy from strangers?

Linda Harvey, Randy Thomasson and Bradlee Dean Make The SLPC’s New List Of Anti-Gay Hate Groups

The Southern Poverty Law Center has just issued a new report  adding 11 groups to the organization’s list of designated anti-gay hate groups including such whack-job haters as Eugene Delgaudio (Public Advocate), Randy Thomasson (Save California), and Linda Harvey (Mission America) and Michele Bachmann’s Minnesota Boy Toy Bradlee Dean (You Can Run, But You Cannot Hide Ministries)

SPLC writes:

The SPLC report details the growth of hate groups to a record 1,018 in 2011, up from 1,002 the year before and the latest in a series of increases going back more than a decade. But the dramatic growth came in the Patriot movement, which is composed of armed militias and other conspiracy-minded organizations that see the federal government as their primary enemy. These groups saw their numbers skyrocket for the third straight year in 2011, this time by 55 percent – from 824 in 2010 to 1,274 groups last year. In 2008, just before the Patriot movement took off, there were 149 Patriot groups, a number that metastasized to 512 in 2009.

In all, Patriot groups have increased by 755 percent during the first three years of the Obama administration. Their number has now surpassed – by more than 400 groups – the previous all-time high set in 1996, when the first wave of the militia movement peaked shortly after the Oklahoma City bombing that left 168 people dead.

…The hate groups listed in this report include neo-Nazis, white nationalists, neo-Confederates, racist skinheads, Klansmen and black separatists. Other hate groups on the list target LGBT people, Muslims or immigrants, and some specialize in producing racist music or propaganda denying the Holocaust.

Others names hate groups include: United Families International, Sons of Thundr (Faith Baptist Church), Parents Action League, Jewish Political Action Committee, , Windsor Hills Baptist Church, True Light Pentecost Church, and Tom Brown Ministries.

What no National Organization For Marriage?

Well maybe next round.  Until then congratulations to all those names and enjoy your newly found places in the history books next to the Ku Klux Klan!

WATCH The West Coast Production of Dustin Lance Black’s “8” Starring Brad Pitt and George Clooney at Back2Stonewall.com

Featuring an all-star cast including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Lynch, Kevin Bacon and others, “8” is a play written by Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and directed by acclaimed actor and director Rob Reiner. It is a powerful account of the case filed by the American Federation for Equal Rights (AFER ) in the U.S. District Court in 2010 to overturn Proposition 8 a constitutional amendment that eliminated the rights of same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. Framed around the trial’s historic closing arguments in June 2010, 8 provides an intimate look what unfolded when the issue of same-sex marriage was on trial.

Video of last nights performance made available by American Foundation for Equal Rights — the organization behind the effort to overturn Prop 8 — the event was streamed live on YouTube last night  And now you can watch the full program below.

The play itself starts at roughly at the 30 minute mark after a recap of news reports and speeches about the court case challenging Prop 8.

Back2Stonewall.com’s “Thank You & F**k You” Mentions For 2011

There are so many indivduals and groups to say THANK YOU & FUCK YOU to in 2011. 

Of course THANK YOU for the passing of The DADT Repeal, for BIG Ben Cohen, and the new Fleshlight molds (HA!)  And then theres the usual FUCK YOU’s that are way too numerous to list because they include Tim Tebow the entire Republican Party and and a rouge’s gallery of batshit Right Wing KKKhristians like Tony Perkin’s, Brian Brown, Maggie Gallagher, and Porno Peter LaBarbera to name a few.

So isted below are a few of my top Thank You & Fuck You’s for the year.

THANK YOU to Hillary Clinton who delivered what can only be described as the LGBT community’s answer to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech when she appealed to the United Nations in Geneva for the identification of LGBT rights as “universal human rights.” – FUCK YOU to Barack Obama and the United States Government for having the unmitigated gall to preach to to other countries around the world about fairness, tolerance, and LGBT Equality when the United States itself still treats LGBT citizens as a separate 2nd class of citizens while other coutries HAVE achieved Equality for its LGBT citizens.  Not to mention President Obama himself still plays both sides of the fence and has yet to “evolve”

THANK YOU to the New York Senate who made New York the most populous state to institute same-sex marriage; a month later, 659 marriages took place, a one-day record for the city. – FUCK YOU to Rhode Island who less than a week after same-sex marriage was legalized in New York, the Rhode Island State Senate approved a bill allowing not marriage, but civil unions for gay couples mostly due to the spinless Gordon D. Fox, the openly gay speaker of the Democratic-controlled House and Marriage Equality Rhode Island (MERI) who happily settled for less than equal.

THANK YOU to GOProud, Chris R Barron and Jimmy LaSalvia for the constant source of material that you provided for this blog with your self loathing, Auntie Tom, GOP ass kissing ways.  Barron’s mental ,meltdowns and exhibitionism cost the group what little integrity it had and LaSalvia’s “fake” hate crimes and outing of Rick Perry’s closet case strategist TonyFabrizio not only cost the group to lose Tea Party King Andrew Breitbart’s backing, but also caused Chris R. Barron to “step down” (be pushed out) as the the head of GOProud.  So basically they FUCKED THEMSELVES!

THANK YOU to SyFy Channel’s show Warehouse 13 who introduced a gay major character and the storyline had NOTHING to do about him being “gay” it was just an aside as to who he was and had nothing to really do with the show itself.  FUCK YOU (even though I love you) to The Walking Dead who in its first season had a veritable United Nations represented in survivors of the zombie apocalypse but still to this day has not introduced 1 LGBT character as if LGBT’s wouldn’t’ survive.  They’ve obvioulsy never seen a pissed off drag queen throw down.

THANK YOU to Zachary Quinto, Sean Maher, and Chely Wright, Gareth Thomas and other Lesbian and Gay celebrities who proudly came out of the closet to stand tall and were proud of who they are.  FUCK YOU to Anderson Cooper, Queen Latifah, Kevin Spacey, Jody Foster and all you other glass closet and walk-in closet cases who are more worried about making a buck and act as if you are ashamed of who you really are.  You could be great role models for young LGBT Americans but instead you embarrass our community with your greed and self loathing.

And last VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to Mike Rogers of Raw Story, Pam Spaulding of Pam’s House Blend, Jeremy Hooper, Mike Rogers, Bil Browning, Daniel Villareal, John Aravosis, David Badash, Matt Comer, Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters, Victor of Maybe, Its Me and others in the LGBT Blogosphere who I want to personally thank for being so kind and accepting to myself and this blog.  Your support and kind words have meant a lot to me and I am truly grateful. This is very hard to do day in and day out and your acceptance means the world to me.   And now the FUCK YOU’s.   The LGBT blogger family is big and like any family there are the good and bad.  The selfless and selfish. The sane and the crazy.  Besides the support from the wonderful people above during the past year I have mainly endured snobbery and have been basically ignored.  And by others I have endured just plain intolerance for my passion of speaking out truthfully and bluntly for equality and calling out on the carpet not only those who hate us but also HRC, GLAAD and others Gay Inc. groups for their missteps and ineptitude.  To those bloggers out there who look down on me for this and think they are better than me all I have to say, and I must say it is to quote Miss Vida Boheme “Your approval is neither required nor desired”  and I’m not going anywhere so you better get used it.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!

*Thank You & Fuck You”  will be a new weekly posting beginning January 7th at Back2Stonewall.com

**And as always a Super Duper Special Thank You to Roy McKenzie, Bret Carbone and Peter Thomas to whom this blog would be lost without.  Love ya guys.

 

Back2Stonewall.com’s Top Viewed Posts Of 2011 – What A Bunch Of Pervs!

Traffic’s really been great here at Back2Stonewall.com in 2011 and while the Political, LGBT News and LGBT History posts are very popular I guess it’s true that sex really does does sell because with exception of the clusterfuck which is known as GOProud  all of the top viewed posts of the year has to do with good old fashioned BEEFCAKE.  And you guys were loving you some Harry Judd from “McFly”!

*McFly’s Harry Judd Has Attitude! – Also No Shirt And His Jeans Area Barely On! – Pic & Photoshoot Video
*Bedford Blues Rugby Stud Sasha Harding Strips Naked For Gay Times Magazine

*Did GOProud’s Jimmy LaSalvia Just Out Rick Perry’s Pollster/Stratagist Tony Fabrizio As A “Faggot”
*Sports Stud Sunday – Retired English Rugby Player: Lawrence Dallaglio NAKED | Back2Stonewall
*Matt Bomer – In And Out And In Again | Back2Stonewall
*Ben Cohen NAKED! – REALLY! (I Wouldn’t Kid About That) – WOOF Of The Century! | Back2Stonewall
*WOOF – “McFly’s” Harry Judd Strips Down For UK’s Gay Magazine ”
*WOOF! – Zac Efron Naked Picture! — Real Or Not? | Back2Stonewall

I love my pervy readers.  Here’s one last shot of handsome Harry Judd for 2011 and Auld Lang Syne

Happy New Year!  and KEEP CLICKING!

Welcome To The NEW and IMPROVED Back2Stonewall.com!

 As you can see Back2Stonewall.com has undergone an EXTREME Makeover.  (But unfortunately no visit from Ty Pennington dammit!)

Gone is clunky old Blogger and now we have a new smooth and sleek WordPress theme.

But never fear!  Blogger might be gone but the Back2Stonewall in your face truth and snark still remains!  (Like it or not)

But we’re not done.  Oh noooooooo.  Over the coming weeks we’ll be adding new features and new staff so keep exploring because you’ll never know what you will find here next!

I’d like to goive a VERY special and grateful thanks to the ever IT talented and handsome Roy Mckenzie for handeling the redesign and switchover. 

YOU HANDSOME SIR ROY ARE FREAKING AWESOME!

Hope you like the new layout everybody!

Back2Stonewall.com Is Going To Netroots Nation 2011! WOWZA!

Back2Stonewall.com will be joining thousands of other progressive blogger, journalists, advocates and activists at Netroots Nation 2011 from June 16th – 19th in Minneapolis. MN.  (Watch out Michelle Bachmann and Bradlee Dean here I come!)

Netroots Nation’s Agenda is about focusing on building a long-term capacity within the progressive movement, pushing the practice of online and offline organizing forward and changing the debate on policies by use of includes panels, hands-on training sessions, caucuses (including LGBT) and strategy sessions, film screenings and tons of social events

On June 15th, there will be an LGBT Pre-Convention where LGBT bloggers from across America and also outside the country will meet to discuss strategy, politics and what we can do to further the LGBT Equality cause.

I will be posting, live tweeting, and shooting video from both Netroots Nation and the LGBT Pre-Con

You can follow me on Twitter at @Back2Stonewall_  and I’ll be using the hashtags #NN11LGBT

I hope to meet some interesting people this week and learn some things that can help not only this site but also our fight for Equality.

And as usual I will hold no punches and tell it as it is from the Convention.  The good, the bad, and the ugly because hey that’s just the way I am. So expect plenty of information, dirt and snark!

Posting for the next two days might be sporadic.  I am leaving today via bus. (I can’t stand to fly) Greyhound does state that the bus does have Wi-Fi but we’ll see but I will be tweeting throughout the trip via phone so make sure that you go to Twitter NOW and follow me @Back2Stonewall_ .  I’m sure it’s going to be a hulluva ride!

Wish me luck!