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North Carolina: Dog Dumped At Animal Shelter Because Owners Think He’s Gay

Jesus fucking Christ what the fuck is wrong with some people!

A local shelter dog is looking for a soft landing after being dumped by his owners for being “gay.” A Stanly County Animal Shelter Facebook post says the dog’s owners surrendered him to the shelter after he humped another male dog. Fezco, the shelter says, is about four to five years old and weighs about 50 pounds. They say he likes people and other animals. The shelter is asking for local rescues to step up and take Fezco into foster before he is adopted.

WCCB Charlotte

H/T Matthew Rettenmund of Boy Culture

Gay History - January 8, 1962: Two Men Arrested for “Abominable Act and Detestable Crime Against Nature” In North Carolina Under 429-Year-Old Law

Gay History – January 8, 1962: Two Men Arrested for “Abominable Act and Detestable Crime Against Nature” In North Carolina Under 429-Year-Old Law

Max Perkins and Robert McCorkle were arrested in Charlotte, North Carolina, on the charge that they “did unlawfully, willfully, maliciously and feloniously commit the abominable and detestable crime against nature with each other.” This is the North Carolina statute that they were arrested under in 1962 a 429-year-old law carried over from England which was only slightly changed in 1869 to remove the death penalty.

Max McCorkle pleaded no contest and received the minimum sentence under the archaic law of 5 to 7 years in prison. Perkins, however pleaded innocent. The jury found Perkins guilty, and the same judge who sentenced McCorkle earlier to 5 to 7 years sentenced Perkins to 20 to 30 years in prison.

Perkins appealed and the case went to Federal Court, and on October 5, 1964, Federal Judge J. Braxton Craven ruled that Perkins was wrongly convicted. Craven found that if the statute outlawing the “detestable crime” was a new one, it would be unconstitutionally vague. Craven also found that the specific crime being outlawed was “buggery”; Perkins’s “detestable crime” was fellatio. He also found that Perkins’s excessive punishment, when compared to McCorkle’s, was obviously imposed because “his not guilty plea inconvenienced the court and that he was punished for it.” 

Judge Craven ordered Perkins released before concluding his opinion:

Is it not time to redraft a criminal statute first enacted in 1533? And if so, cannot the criminal law draftsmen be helped by those best informed on the subject — medical doctors — in attempting to classify offenders? Is there any public purpose served by a possible sixty year maximum or even five year minimum imprisonment of the occasional or one-time homosexual without treatment, and if so, what is it? Are homosexuals twice as dangerous to society as second-degree murderers — as indicated by the maximum punishment for each offense? Is there a good reason why a person convicted of a single homosexual act with another adult may be imprisoned six times as long as an abortionist, thirty times as long as one who takes indecent liberties with children, thirty times as long as the drunk driver — even though serious personal injury and property damage results — twice as long as an armed bank robber, three times as long as a train robber, ten times as along as one who feloniously breaks and enters a store, and 730 times as long as the public drunk?

These questions, and others like them, need to be answered.

In the end Robert Perkins received a new trial and was found not guilty.

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Gay History – June 2: AIDS Tax Introduced in Congress, Bill Clinton Introduces PRIDE Month, and Crimes Against Nature Charges in 2008

June 2;

1983 – US Congressman Lawrence McDonald (D-GA) proposed that a “user-tax” be imposed on people with AIDS to finance research, saying that since they caused the epidemic they shouldn’t expect others to pay for the research necessary to find treatments.

McDonald, who considered himself a traditional Democrat “cut from the cloth of Jefferson and Jackson,” was known for his ultra-conservative views, even by southern standards and was more conservative than many members of the Republican Party at the time.  In fact, one scoring method published in the American Journal of Political Science named him the second most conservative member of either chamber of Congress between 1937 and 2002.

McDonald sponsored amendments to stop government aid to homosexuals and also co-sponsored a bill “expressing the sense of the Congress that homosexual acts and the class of individuals who advocate such conduct shall never receive special consideration or a protected status under law”.

MacDonald was also the second president of the John Birch Society and opposed the establishment of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day saying the FBI had evidence that King “was associated with and being manipulated by communists and secret communist agents.”

On September 1, 1983 Lawrence McDonald boarded Korean Air Lines Flight 007. to attend a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the United States–South Korea Mutual Defense Treaty. McDonald and the rest of the passengers and crew of KAL 007 were killed when Soviet fighters, under the command of Gen. Anatoly Kornukov, shot down KAL 007 near Moneron Island after the plane entered Soviet airspace.when it was shot down by Soviet interceptors and all passengers were dead.

Who said there is no such thing as Karma?

1987 – “A Chorus Line” creator Michael Bennett died of complications from AIDS at age 44 in Tucson, Arizona

1989 – The first annual Lambda Literary awards ceremony was held.  The “Lammy” is the most prestigious, competitive, and comprehensive literary award offered specifically to LGBT authors writing about queer lives across multiple genres published by large and small presses.

1998 – The Rhode Island legislature voted to repeal the state’s sodomy law. The prison sentence under the law had ranged from 7-20 years. 

2000 – Bill Clinton, the first U.S. President to proclaim June as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month, issued his final pride proclamation. Clinton took the occasion to renew his call for passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and the Hate Crimes Prevention Act.  Four years earlier in 1996 Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act which prevents the Federal Government from recognizing same sex marriages in America.

2008 – Charges of crimes against nature were dropped against two men who were arrested for having consensual sex in Wake County, N.C. since it was in private. Though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Lawrence v. Texas in 2003 that consensual gay sex is not a punishable offense, North Carolina still classified sodomy as an illegal activity. Raleigh police were told that they could continue to arrest gay men for having public sex, but not private sex.

The Benham Brothers Go Balls Deep About North Carolina's Sexual Health Initiative for Teens

The Benham Brothers Go Balls Deep About North Carolina’s Sexual Health Initiative for Teens

Those two North Carolina closet cases Jason and David Benham are “doth protesting too much” once again.  This time its over SHIFT (Sexual Health Initiative for Teens) whose mission it is to improve adolescent and young adult sexual health. 

But of course to the boy’s repressed sexual imagination its all LGBT and dirty.

“The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is allocating almost $400,000 from Title V federal grant taxpayer money intended for ‘abstinence’ education and instead, funding SHIFT (Sexual Health Initiative for Teens) North Carolina’s LGBTQ campaign! These tax dollars will be used to train teachers and promote LGBTQ guides targeting older teens on social media to push their Teen Playbook website, which provides ‘guide to safer, sexier choices,’ including the graphic teaching on how to use condoms.”

Now, we’ve seen some of these “safer, sexier choices.” They include “a sex-positive view of BDSM” (uh, that means bondage, dominance, sadomasochism, in case you were wondering) and the mechanics of anal and oral sex, how to masturbate and to question your gender.

Have we really gotten to this point, America? Teaching a sex-positive view of BDSM?! To our kids?!

A few months ago, we wrote about men dressing in drag and reading trans books to small children in public libraries across America. Now we’re writing about initiatives to indoctrinate our kids into BDSM, masturbation and gender questioning.

At some point, we all have to say enough and stand in the gap to speak up. We must utilize every ounce of our influence to stand against this type of moral perversion. How many children need to be deceptively stimulated by these teachings and then hooked into a lifestyle of sexual bondage for the rest of their lives before we speak up?

Now of course if it was the teaching of gay twincest I am sure the boys would get right behind it. And each other.

North Carolina University Students Protest Notorious Anti-LGBT Speaker Michael Brown

North Carolina University Students Protest Notorious Anti-LGBT Speaker Michael Brown

Students at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina are banding together in protest to stop notorious anti-LGBT activist “Dr.” Michael Brown from speaking on campus

After flyers began appearing on campus, students began to do research into Brown’s background and literature finding that Brown not only thinks that the church can cure the LGBT community and also that marriage for gay couples is of the Devil. 

Students say this form of speech is hateful and do not understand why it would be allowed by the school.

“I think that goes its discriminatory speech and that speech empowers people to act on their hate and at that point I don’t think that is free speech at all. Whether it be small or large it’s harming people and I don’t think it should be allowed,” said sophomore Lee Hansen.

When questioned about Browns’ speaking engagement Appalachian State University sent the following statement.:  “Opening dialogue fosters understanding among people who hold different opinions and beliefs. At Appalachian we look for ways to do this while also helping our students develop and hone critical thinking, resiliency and communication skills.”

There are just some of the things that Michael Brown has said and done in the past and that ASU deems worthy of “understanding” and an “open discussion”:

— Attacked a popular Christian couple for coming out as pro-LGBTQ, writing, “How terribly tragic it is that, in your desire to save gay lives, you will ultimately destroy them.”

— Insists that the Canadian government is “Ready to Raid Your Home and Steal Your Child”: “Soon enough, there’s a knock at your door, and government agents are taking your son – yes, your very own child – and putting him in a new environment where he can live as Jane.”

— Traveled to Peru discouraging that nation’s lawmakers from “normalizing homosexuality”

— Said marriage for gay couples is of the Devil: “Yes, the battle lines have been drawn, the enemy is taking ground, and many of us hardly realize that the war is on. The devil is moving forward with energy and aggression. What in the world are we doing?” 

— Says his anti-gay book is like a modern day version of anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin

— Asked: “Are all sexual orientations gifts from God? Zoophilia, or coprophilia, the sexual stimulation by faeces, or bestiality, I mean things that everyone would be repulsed by, or pedophilia. Are those gifts from God? … How do you distinguish which sexual orientation is a gift from God and which is not?” 

— Says you “cannot possibly be a practicing homosexual and a follower of Jesus at the same time.” (16:32)

— Says activists use LGBT youth suicide victims as “pawns in a larger political agenda

— Said equality advocates were complicit in death of slain gay teen Larry King: “[R]ather than point the finger at a ‘homophobic’ society, they should point it at themselves. I’m speaking of course of gay activists, who have made Larry into a martyr for the cause of gay activism when, in reality, he was more a victim of gay activism.” 

— When asked if acceptance of gays is “the course that nations take just before their final destruction,” answered: “Once you begin to celebrate things that were once shameful, everything has become undone — and yes, the clock is ticking.” (6:27)

— Asked if “the demon” could be cast out of gays, answered: “Listen, why is it that people can accept demonic influences in other behaviors? Someone’s a heterosexual pornography addict and they get delivered from demons and their [sic] free.  Someone’s addicted to drugs, they can be taken to the florida rehab with good ratings, they get delivered from demons, someone’s got a horrific fierce temper, they get deliver from demons and their [sic] free.  Why can’t we recognize that this can happen with homosexuality too?” 

— Says gay activists aim to throw Christians in jail

— Defended a Ugandan law that criminalizes homosexuality (with jail time)

 

LGBT Friendly North Carolina Church Vandalized for the 7th Time

An LGBT friendly church in North Carolina has been vandalized for the 7th. time with gay slurs and the word pedophile were spray painted across the church’s front entrance.

Pastor Chris Ayers of Wedgewood Church first posted the news on Facebook earlier this week.

Members have since painted a gay pride flag over the grotesque graffiti.

Ayers says police have told him without security cameras, it will be nearly impossible to catch the culprit.

“No amount of spray paint will stop us,’ Deacon Kimberlee Walker said. The church will continue preaching love and acceptance, as they have since the beginning.

Faith leaders from other congregations will join Wedgewood Church on Monday for a unity vigil, meant to show solidarity with the church.

Source: Gay Star News.

KKK Leaves Flyers, Candy in North Carolina Neighborhood on Christmas Eve

 

People in the White Oak area of Garner, North Carolina woke up on Christmas Eve morning to plastic bags containing propaganda and candy on their lawns from the East Coast Knights of the True Invisible Empire, a statewide chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.

The bags distributed in the Hillandale neighborhood contained flyers that read, “White pride doesn’t mean hate! It’s OK, you can say it! I’m proud to be white! There is no need to feel guilty because of the past!” and “Why can’t pro-white rights organizations exist without being labeled racist?”Why are other races in this country allowed these rights, as they SHOULD, but not the folk of European ancestory (sic)?”

A hotline phone number included on the cards and flyers is based out of southern Pennsylvania. The number leads to a recording that asks people who are interested in information or membership to leave a voicemail.

The East Coast Knights group is one of eight KKK chapters in North Carolina and is among 31 hate groups in the state, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The bags also contained business cards,  Christmas candy  and rocks used to weigh them down.

North Carolina Waiter Fired After Sharing Anti-Gay Comments Written On Credit Card Receipt

Adding insult to injury the restaurant chain Hickory Tavern fired a gay waiter from its  in Indian Trail restaurant in Union County, NC after the waiter shared a copy of a check receipt that had anti-gay comments scrawled on it despite the fact that all of the customer information was redacted.

““Our gay waiter made me wanna throw up my food!” the patron wrote on the Nov. 30 receipt “Ruined my experience tonigth. Will not be back!”

Via The Observer:

After the Observer emailed the restaurant chain on Tuesday to confirm the authenticity of the receipt and that the server had been fired, Hickory Tavern released a statement confirming the firing and that “insults” aimed at the server had been left on a receipt.

“We strongly condemn the insults directed at one of our team members in remarks left by a patron on their credit card receipt,” Hickory Tavern said. “We value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation or for any other reason. We also value the privacy of our patrons, and posting of credit card receipts violates our confidentiality policy.

“Although the team member was initially terminated for violating this policy, after further discussions with the team member, we made the decision to offer his job back. We strive to strike the right balance between supporting our team members and protecting the private information of our guests.”

Lucia Stetson, another patron of the restaurant also posted a copy of the receipt on Facebook on Sunday, saying: “A sweet young man was fired from his server job at Hickory Tavern after sharing a bigoted note left by a customer. Let’s help him find a new job.” Her post has been shared over 1600 times.

Here is the LINK for Hickory Tavern’s Corporate Comment/Complaint section.  Please use it.

 

 

 

Brave Woman Confronts Nazi Flag Flying Redneck In Mount Hope, NC – Video

After Saturday’s violent demonstration by KKK and neo-Nazi groups in Charlottesville, Va., Page Braswell decided she couldn’t remain silent about a man in her town who was flying a Nazi flag.

Braswell, who didn’t know Joe Love  both live near the town of Mount Holly in Gaston County, about 15 miles northwest of Charlotte, North Carolina. Braswell said a photo had been circulating of a Nazi flag hanging at the home.

“I thought, ‘What? This is my town,’ ” Braswell said Monday after video of her confronting Love had been viewed 138,000 times and shared almost 3,000 times on Facebook.

The video shows Braswell driving to Love’s home, spotting the flag and a Trump sticker on his truck, then asking, “Hey! What’s up with the Nazi flag?”

Love asks who she is and says, “What’s that flag got to do with you?” He tells her his name and, in language laced with profanity and hand gestures, tells her it’s none of her business and she should leave. He says he’s not a Nazi but “this is Nazi fucking America.”

“Where do you live? What kind of flag do you fly?” he asks.

“I fly a rainbow flag, thank you,” Braswell responds, prompting Love to call her “queer” and “lesbian.”

Braswell said Monday she’s actually a straight, white, married woman with no rainbow flag at her house. But she said the kind of language leveled briefly at her is the kind of thing minorities and LGBT people face all the time.

“They’ve got to be brave every day. There’s no reason I can’t be brave for two minutes,” she said. “If people are doing it, we need to call it out. If we don’t, it’s just going to get worse.”

BRAVO Page Braswell.  You are a real american hero.

UPDATE:  According to a posting to Page Braswell’s Facebook page the Nazi flag has been taken down.

 

Trump Picks Lawyer Who Defended North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT HB2 as Civil Rights Division Head of the DOJ

Donald Trump has nominated Eric Dreiband to serve as the head of the Civil Rights Division in the U.S. Department of Justice, according to a White House press release.

Dreiband currently works as attorney for the Washington-based firm Jones Day, where he represents companies involved in labor disputes. Dreiband also represented the University of North Carolina in a lawsuit brought by the ACLU and Lambda Legal who sued the university for complying with the state’s anti-LGBT HB 2 law.

In a separate case, Dreiband represented nonprofit organizations seeking religious exemptions from having to provide insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act and also argued against proposed legislation that would have allowed victims of gender and age discrimination to be compensated for their injury. 

Vanita Gupta, the president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, blasted Dreiband’s nomination. “Dreiband has devoted the vast majority of his career to defending corporations accused of employment discrimination. He has opposed important legislation to safeguard our civil rights,” Gupta said. “And he has no known experience in most of the Civil Rights Division’s core issue areas, such as voting rights, police reform, housing, education, and hate crimes. He is the wrong person for the job.”

Here’s what you should know about Dreiband:

  • Dreiband represented Abercrombie & Fitch, after the clothing retailer was sued in 2008 by Samantha Elauf, a Muslim teenager in Oklahoma, who charged that the company denied her a sales job because she wore a headscarf for religious purposes. Abercrombie & Fitch, which promotes a collegiate sex-and-bros aesthetic, argued that Elauf’s headscarf violated their “look policy.” The case eventually went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled 8-1 in Elauf’s favor. Elauf was backed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the civil rights office within the Department of Labor.
  • Dreiband was also part of the legal team that represented the University of North Carolina last year in its contentious showdown with the Justice Department over “HB2,” the state law that restricted transgender North Carolinians’ access to public restrooms and voided all LGBT protections throughout the state.
  • Dreiband defended R.J. Reynolds, America’s second-largest tobacco company, in an age-discrimination case that started in 2015. The plaintiff in the suit was denied a job with the company at age 49. He sued after learning, thanks to a whistleblower, that the company had hired a subcontractor to sift through resumés and discard “older” applicants. Earlier this week, the Supreme Court left a lower court’s narrow 6-5 decision intact — which was that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act applies only to people who are currently employed rather than seeking employment.
  • He also represented Bloomberg LP in a 2008 lawsuit that accused the company of discriminating against pregnant women by diminishing their pay and denying them promotions. Bloomberg won the case.
  • According to his law firm biography, Dreiband served in the Office of Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr, from 1997 to 2000, where he led the investigation and subsequent prosecution of a Clinton associate.