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Gay History – August 15, 1972: Ohio Refuses To Incorporate Cincinnati Gay Organization

August 15, 1972

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Ted W. Brown (R) refused to accept the articles of incorporation for the Greater Cincinnati Gay Society. The organization’s proposed articles of incorporation said the group was formed “to promote the acceptance of homosexuality as a valid life style whenever and wherever possible by legal, political or other means.” Brown refused to approve, file and record the articles of incorporation because “homosexuality as a valid life style has been and is currently defined by statute as a criminal act.” In a radical interpretation of Ohio law, Brown held that just talking about it, apparently, was also against the law under Ohio’s anti-sodomy and solicitation statutes.

The three men who filed the articles — Powell Grant, Jack Busse, and Robert Dugan — appealed Brown’s decision to the Ohio Supreme Court, asking the court to order Brown to accept the incorporation request. While the case was pending, the Ohio Legislature undertook a massive revision to the Ohio Criminal Code (now routinely referred to as the Ohio Revised Code), and in the process eliminated the anti-sodomy and anti-solicitation laws. But the majority of the court appeared not to have gotten that memo. On July 10, 1974, four of the seven justices sided with Secretary Brown. They acknowledged that homosexuality was no longer illegal, but held instead that “promotion of homosexuality as a valid life style is contrary to the public policy of the state.” The minority pointed out that because Ohio had decriminalized all private sexual activity between consenting adults, there was nothing even remotely illegal about the Society.

In 1976, Brown apparently had a change of heart when he approved the filing of articles of incorporation for the Dayton Lesbian and Gay Center.

In 1978, he lost his seat to his Democratic challenger in a very close race.

Ohio GOP.  

Bigots then, bigots now.

QAnon Nut Republican Marjorie Traitor Greene Co-Sponsors Bill to Ban Rainbow Pride Flag

Putin Mocks Rainbow PRIDE Flag At US Embassy in Moscow, Signs New Anti-Gay Amendment Into Law

Last week we reported on how the United States Embassy in Moscow defied Donald Trump by hanging a rainbow LGBT PRIDE flag on it’s building after Trump ordered embassies around the world not to do so.

On Friday Russian President Vladimir Putin mocked the flag, suggesting it reflected on the orientation of the diplomats.

Via reporter.am:

During a televised video conference, a lawmaker told Putin that the US embassy had hung a rainbow flag on its facade for the first time to celebrate Pride month in June.

‘Who works in this building?’ Putin asked the speaker, Senator Alexei Pushkov, to be told ‘Americans.’

‘Let them celebrate. They’ve shown a certain something about the people who work there,’ he added with a smile.

Members associated with Sorok Sorokov, a conventional Orthodox Christian group, videoed themselves wiping their feet and walking over a rainbow flag in front in the embassy building in protest.

Putin also on Friday signed amendments to the constitution backed by way of a national vote that include a clause on marriage being between a man and a woman, aimed at preventing legalisation of gay unions.

Shortly after Putin claimed that Russia does not discriminate against people on the basis of sexual orientation.

He said a law he signed in 2013 to a storm of international condemnation was aimed only to prevent the ‘foisting’ of LGBT information to children.

The law has since been used as a pretext to ban gay pride events and jail LGBT activists in Russia.

Mississippi Venue Turns Away Gay Couple: We Don't Do "Mixed Race" or "Gay" Weddings

Mississippi Venue Turns Away Gay Couple: We Don’t Do “Mixed Race” or “Gay” Weddings – VIDEO

A mixed race couple was turned away from Boone’s Camp Event Hall when the owner of the Booneville, Miss., after the business sent them a message: They would not be allowed to get married at the venue after all “because of (the venue’s) beliefs.”

When the groom’s sister LaKambria Welch heard the news that her brother, who is black, would not be allowed to rent the venue to marry his fiancée, who is a white woman, she drove to the venue herself. There, she filmed an encounter with a woman who works for Boone’s Camp

“First of all, we don’t do gay weddings or mixed race, because of our Christian race—I mean, our Christian belief,” the woman tells Welch in the video.

“Okay, we’re Christians as well,” Welch replies.

“Yes ma’am,” the woman says.

“So, what in the Bible tells you that—?,” Welch beings to ask, before getting cut off by the apparent Boone’s camp employee.

“Well, I don’t want to argue my faith,” the woman says.“No, that’s fine,” Welch replies.

“We just don’t participate,” the woman says.

“Okay,” Welch responds.

“We just choose not to,” the woman continues.

“Okay. So that’s your Christian belief, right?,” Welch asks.

“Yes ma’am.”

Welch says she believes the venue found out her brother and his fiancée, whose names she has not provided to DSV, through Facebook.

“The owner took a look at my brother’s fiancée’s page and wrote her back to say they won’t be able to get married there because of her beliefs, He told my mom and she contacted the owner through messenger to only get a ‘seen’ with no reply. That’s when I took it upon myself to go get clarification on her beliefs.”

Katelynn Springsteen, also claims the venue refused to offer its services to a lesbian couple last year.

“I was trying to find my best friend, who is lesbian, a wedding venue. I was immediately shot down when I was asked if they were okay with a gay wedding,” Springsteen said.

AFA Hate Group Warns Middle America About The "Perverted" Invasion of the Drag Queen Story Hour!

AFA Hate Group Warns Middle America About The “Perverted” Invasion of the Drag Queen Story Hour!

Received by email. Reprinted in it’s histrionic propaganda entirety:

TUPELO, Miss.—Now that students are back to school in many states across the nation, families may also be planning trips to their community libraries this fall.
 
But the American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.netis warning families that a powerful agenda is targeting small towns.
 

Over the past year, “Drag Queen Story Hour” has been increasingly scheduled at public libraries nationwide. And AFA says small-town America is in the crosshairs.
 
In addition, dozens of news outlets, including the Christian Broadcasting Network, reported that the drag queen who read to children during a story hour in Houston was discovered to be a convicted child sex offender. 
 
According to a post written by radio host, author and president of Mission America Linda Harvey for AFA’s blog site “The Stand,” “local libraries and city councils are being appropriated by ‘LGBTQ’ activists because you are considered low-hanging fruit.”
 
“Leftists are targeting smaller towns because their political climates are easier to manipulate,” Harvey writes. “Here’s what one frank article says about how to implant ‘LGBTQ’ values in smaller towns: ‘City councils are simply faster and more nimble than state legislatures. They’ve got to be. Cities in the likes of Wyoming and Kentucky and Arkansas are the best chance for leading their deep-red states toward overdue changes.’
 
“Homosexuality is unhealthy, immoral and sinful,” she adds. “Trying to change genders is not only an affront to Almighty God’s marvelous and beautiful creation, it’s impossible. This is what books should be saying to kids: If you have such attractions/confusion, you were not born this way and you can change. And you should change, if you want a far better, more productive life that fits your body and honors the Lord. This is the truth that pastors should proclaim passionately in the face of a culture saturated with harmful sexual lies.”
 
AFA’s partner organization, One Million Moms (1MM), is also calling on the American Library Association to stop supporting Drag Queen Story Hour.
 
According to the official website of Drag Queen Story Hour, this perverted reading time “captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. … [K]ids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.”
 
“Public libraries are targeting our children by hosting these reading hours that are saturated in absolute filth,” said One Million Moms Director Monica Cole. “Our children are being ‘groomed’ by drag queens under the disguise of education. Some drag queens have even admitted that their goal is to ‘groom’ the next generation. Drag Queen Story Hour events are not enhancing learning but instead brainwashing our preschoolers and elementary-age children. The goal is to normalize the LGBTQ lifestyle, and the American Library Association is defending these efforts when it should be protecting our children and refusing to take part in this abomination.”
 
AFA is urging families to take action regarding Drag Queen Story Hour in their local communities in several ways:
 

Sign the 1MM petition to the American Library Association, urging the 60,000-member organization to stop supporting Drag Queen Story Hour.

Ensure that family and friends are aware of the danger of this indoctrination and grooming of children. Check regularly with local public and school librarians to learn if drag queens are scheduled to hold Drag Queen Story Hour.

Become informed through the AFA Cultural Institute DVD, “Preparing Your Children for the Transgender Revolution.” For the resource, Christian author and apologist Tom Gilson explains what parents need to know and what children need to hear about the transgender revolution. The one-hour presentation equips parents with the knowledge they need to confidently address the issue with grace and truth.

Read additional articles from AFA’s blog “The Stand,” such as “The Multiple Dilemmas of a Boy Dancing in Drag in a Gay Bar” and “How About Transgender Story Time from a Victim?
 
View the media page for AFA here. For more information on American Family Association, visit www.afa.net or follow AFAon Facebook or on Twitter @AmericanFamAssc.
 
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To interview a representative from the American Family Association, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or ext. 102.

The American Family Association, One Million Mom’s (aka Two Old Biddies w/a Computer}, and Linda Harvey the Mad Hausfrau of Columbus, Ohio. all together.

Now that is one big mixed bag of nuts. (Don’t believe me? Check out the links above.)

Dozens of Straight Pride Attendees Drowned Out By Hundreds of Counter-Protestors in Modesto, CA

Dozens of Straight Pride Attendees Drowned Out By Hundreds of Counter-Protestors in Modesto, CA

Despite being denied a permit for a Straight Pride event in Modesto, CA the organizers secretly planed to go forward with it and announced Saturday afternoon that the location of the event would be at the Planned Parenthood on McHenry Avenue in Modesto.  

The information was previously kept secret supposedly because of alleged and unsubstantiated threats of violence.

While only a few dozen Straight Pride participants actually showed up to the clandestine event, they were met by over 200 counter-protesters who shouted them down carrying signs, with phrases like “If being gay was a choice I’d be gayer” and “This was not on my gay agenda.”

Don Grundmann, the founder of the National Straight Pride Coalition, said he’s proud of his few supporters who showed up for standing up for their right to free speech and his group’s fundamental principals.

“Masculinity, femininity, the natural family of man, woman children, babies, born and unborn western civilization, Caucasians and all people, all of those are basic foundations that are under attack,” Grundmann ranted

Max Reed a member of the Modesto Non-Violent Collective, who helped organize the counter-protest that began at Enslen Park and then left to confront Straight Pride supporters in front of Planned Parenthood said “This community is standing together to reject this group and what they represent,” Reed said. This is not what Modesto is about. We’re about inclusion and diversity and unity.”

Other counter-protesters say they hope their strong turnout sends a message to Grundmann and his Straight Pride supporters across the country.

“When people want to come into your own backyard and spread a message that you don’t agree with then you have a right to stand up against that too,” Wendy Byrd, President of the NAACP Modesto Stanislaus Branch, said.

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California City Bans Flying of Rainbow Pride Flag At City Hall After Bigoted Residents Descend On Council Meeting

Dublin, California a suburban city east of the gay mecca of San Francisco has decided it will not fly the Rainbow Pride flag over city hall after it was proposed by a gay city council member and then contested by a a group of bigoted residents.

At a city council meeting the bigots spoke loudly, asking if the city then has to fly the Confederate flag or the Black Lives Matter flag, or a communist flag.

Dublin resident Josh Rodriguez wearing a MAGA cap stated that the rainbow flag “ was not all inclusive” because the LGBT acronym doesn’t include the letter “S” for Straight. And another bigot spewed even worse anti-gay propaganda saying: “At the end of the day, I believe there is another letter that to the end that is being propagated actually at our state capital right now and that is “P” for pedophile.”

Councilmember Shawn Kumagai who proposed the flying of the rainbow flag to celebrate Pride Month said : “As a gay man and growing up through the marriage equality fight and serving in the military under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, I know we have some work to do in this area.”

Dublin has a population of about 46,036 residents and 28,798 registered voters with 12,071 (41.9%) registered as Democrats, 5,044 (17.5%) registered as Republicans, and 10,505 (36.5%) decline to state voters.[

Ironically since 1992, Dublin has been a Democratic stronghold in presidential elections. 

Trump Supporters Form “(In)Human Wall” At El Paso Border [VIDEO]

Trump Supporters Form “(In)Human Wall” At El Paso Border [VIDEO]

It’s like Hands Across America for stupid bigots.

The Washington Post reports:

Men and women, waving American and Confederate flags, linked hands in support of the wall’s construction. Many wore signs around their necks bearing Trump rhetoric: “Stop the drugs that destroy our youth!” and “STOP CHILD TRAFFICKING.”

The protest comes ahead of Trump’s Monday visit to El Paso, which is located several miles from Sunland Park. The Trump administration said Sunday that the chances of another government shutdown had increased markedly over the weekend, as negotiations reached an impasse.

The group consisted of only about 2-3 dozen people.

It was a very small wall made by very small minded people.

Indiana Church Kicked Out of Building For Posting LGBT Hate Sign

The Remnant Fellowship Church of Auburn, Indiana has been kicked out of its building after posting a sign in front that said “LGBTQ is a hate crime.”

NewsChannel 15 Indiana the sign sparked outrage among members of the community after many people drove by it., A statement from church elder Robert Sturges, said, “We’re trying to reach a certain group of people. They’re being told in our culture that homosexuality, transvestites, lesbianism and sexual immorality is ok. But the Bible clearly says that those who practice these things will not inherit the Kingdom of God. In fact, it warns them that the wrath of God will abide upon them. And in the judgment, they will be lost and they will be sent to hell forever. We believe that. That’s our faith.”

Sturges said he wants to remind people who talk about tolerance that his church believes the Bible and they are not afraid to stand firm in their beliefs.

“We do love them,” Sturges said. “But we want to warn them that they are headed toward a cliff and if they keep going that way, they’ll be destroyed. And that is what the sign is about.

An unnamed church member told Raw Story that the congregation has been “evicted” and that they are “looking for another building.”

After the sign caused so much controversy, Kristin Russell of Indiana University posted on her Facebook page that she went to the church and rearranged the letters to say, “Stay open minded,”

“It was unacceptable and needed to be changed, so I took matters into my own hands and did just that,” she said.

 

 

Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Case Of Anti-Gay Florist Who Denied Service To Gay Couple

Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Case Of Anti-Gay Florist Who Denied Service To Gay Couple

The Supreme Court today sent back to lower courts a similar dispute over a florist who declined to create flower arrangements for a same-sex wedding based on her “Christian” beliefs.

Reuters reports:

The justices threw out a 2017 ruing by Washington state’s Supreme Court that Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers in the city of Richland, about 200 miles (320 km) southeast of Seattle, had violated the state’s anti-discrimination law and a consumer protection measure.

The court ordered the top Washington state court to revisit the case in light of its ruling on June 4 in favor of Colorado baker Jack Phillips, who similarly cited his Christian beliefs in refusing to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.

The Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling earlier this month in the case of Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, did not resolve whether an array of same-sex marriage opponents can refuse commercial services available to opposite-sex couples and leaves unresolved the central dispute between proponents of gay rights and religious objectors: whether anti-discrimination laws in 22 states

Kentucky Gov Matt Bevin Calls Disgraced County Clerk Kim Davis An “Inspiration To Children” In Clip For Her Book [Video]

Via Right Wing Watch:

Liberty Counsel continues to use Davis and her story to promote its right-wing agenda, and just last month used its own publishing imprint to produce her autobiography, “Under God’s Authority: The Kim Davis Story.”

Yesterday, Liberty Counsel released a video promotion for the book narrated by founder and chairman Mat Staver that featured not only Davis but Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, who heaped praise on Davis for “her boldness [and] her conviction” in “knowing that she was right.”

“Against all the scorn, all the enmity, all the vitriol, all the nastiness, she stood firm,” Bevin said. “I think Kim Davis is without question an inspiration, not only to leaders like myself—people in the public arena and those outside the public arena—but to my children, the children of America.”

In March of 2017 Bevin a Tea Party “Patriot” and con-man who lies pathologically penned his name to a bill allowing student groups at high schools and public colleges to turn away LGBT people out of religious objections.