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UGH-auguration Day: Anti-Gay Demonstrators Picket Gay Owned Restaurant Comet In DC – Video

A group of fanatical anti-gay demonstrators holding signs that say “homo sex is sin” and “judgment is coming” have assembled outside Comet Ping Pong, the gay owned Chevy Chase pizzeria that’s been the victim of harassment and a gunman incident over the conspiracy theory known as Pizzagate.

The group, calling themselves the “Official Street Preachers,” have been harassing passersby and customers over megaphones, calling them “wicked perverts” and “sinners.”

Comet Ping Pong, owned by gay businessman James Alefantis, was the target of a fake news stories in November that attempted to link it to a non-existent pedophile ring said to be operated by supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

D.C. police said the fake stories prompted a 28-year-old North Carolina man to drive to D.C. on Dec. 4 and enter Comet Ping Pong while carrying an assault rifle in an attempt to rescue what he believed were children being sold for sex in a hidden room in the basement of the restaurant. The restaurant has no basement.

“They’re saying terrible things about homosexuals, and how we’re all going to burn in hell,” Washingtonian quoted Matt Carr, owner of an adjacent restaurant called Little Red Fox, as saying. “I’m just outside watching, trying to make sure they don’t attack our customers or anything,” Washingtonian quoted him as saying.

Welcome to the new AmeriKKKa.

 

Wife of PULSE Massacre Terrorist Omar Manteen Found NOT GUILTY

FBI Arrests Wife Of Pulse Nightclub Shooter Omar Manteen

FBI Arrests Wife Of Pulse Nightclub Shooter Omar Manteen

 

Its about time.

USA Today reports:

The wife of Omar Mateen, the man who killed 49 people in a shooting rampage at an Orlando nightclub last June, was arrested Monday on a charge of obstructing justice, a federal law enforcement official told USA TODAY. Noor Salman was taken into custody by the FBI at her Northern California home.

The law enforcement official, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the case, told USA TODAY Salman will likely face her first court appearance Tuesday. The charge could indicate that authorities believe she knew more about Mateen’s plan than she has previously admitted. CBS News said Salman also faces a charge of aiding and abetting.

Salman, in interviews with federal investigators after the shooting, allegedly acknowledged driving Mateen to the Pulse nightclub at least once before her husband launched the assault. But she told the Times in November she was unaware of his true intentions until he sent her a 4 a.m. text message the night of the shooting, asking whether she had seen what happened on the news.

Its amazing that it took over 7 months for the FBI to arrest her.

I mean lots of wives drive their homophobic religious zealot husbands to gay night clubs.  Right?

Gay Scout Member Comes Out Then Leaves The Bigoted Organization

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For over ten years, Derek Nance had been a part of The Boy Scoots Of America, hiding his sexuality only from the organization.  But after a moment of reflection, Nance decided that only being out to family members and friends was enough and decided to video a confession in which he truly owns that side of himself. Knowing the policy of the BSA and that this would end his job, he continued forward with speaking his truth. Nance also had this to say:

“The only way we will change the Boy Scouts’ discriminatory policies is if those of us who are on the front lines representing them to thousands of scouts every single summer start engaging in some open dialogue on this issue. Lawsuits by the ACLU or confidential reviews by the Boy Scouts are not going to change policies. The first step to coming to an agreement on this issue is to drop the old pretenses and stereotypes and to start actually talking.”

There has been no official word from the BSA about Nance’s statement that is garnering nationwide attention but they are most likely still stuck in narrow minded, bigoted, archaic way of thinking. We wish Nance the best of luck on all his future endeavors and we wish that BSA gets policies that resemble reason in the 21st century.

Read The Bigoted Letter Given To A Lesbian Couple After Paying Their Dinner Check By Owner

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In this is ridiculous news, a lesbian couple,  Ariel and Shawnee McPhail, received a letter from the owner of a restaurant condemning their sexuality after dining out in New Bern, North Carolina last month. And to add insult, the owner of said restaurant Ed McGovern, waited until after the couple had eaten their meal at The Stingray Cafe and paid for their bill. So he obviously didn’t have a problem accepting their money but still felt compelled to condemn their lifestyle? Anyway, here’s the letter in it’s entirety:

“God said in the last days that man and wom[a]n would be lover of self, more [than] the lover of God.

That man and woman would have unnatural [affection] for one another. Then, the coming of the Son of Man, who is Jesus. So please, look at your life. See how it hurt[s] everyone around you. And ask the Lord to open your eye[s] before it [is] to[o] late.

The Love of Christ

P.S. my daughter also was gay. It destroy[ed] her life and my grandson.”

Rightfully disturbed by the incident, Shawnee McPhail had this to say in response to the unwarranted insult to her family:

“First of all, we didn’t kiss. We don’t kiss in public. We were holding hands. Secondly, if I did kiss my wife in public, what married couple would you go to and say, ‘how dare you. You cannot hold hands and you cannot kiss in public therefore you deserve my judgement.'”

No word yet on whether the couple plans on taking legal action for harassment but if they do then I would’t blame them. I don’t know if it was the fact that McGovern may or may not have a lesbian daughter or that was made up but his customers don’t really need to know or care what he thinks is appropriate. He’s there provide a service not his messy commentary about God’s law so zip it McGovern. Nobody asked you.

American Idol Winner Fantasia Barrino Apologizes For Anti-Gay Rant But This Isn’t The First Time

Some of you may remember embattled singer and American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino and her numerous problems but now comes news of an anti-gay rant using her instagram account. During this so called sermon, Barrino felt for some reason that condemning other people because others have condemned her would have been something Christ-like? I have no clue so here it is for yourself:

I Rise ABOVE IT ALL!!! THE WORLD IS GONE MAD. KIDS, THE GOVERNMENT THE church House… Everybody Trying!!!!!!! Its a lot that going on that the Bible speaks about we should Not be doing. Weed legal in some places, Gay Marriage Legal BUT YET IM JUDGED!!! I’m not doing Nothing for you… My Life!!!!

Now a spokesman has come out in response to this damning statement with this to say:

Comments made by Ms. Barrino through her Intragram account were recently taken far out of context, and the purpose of this release is to set the record straight. Ms. Barrino is not now, nor has she ever been an opponent of the LGBT community. She has supported and performed at numerous events that are sponsored by the LGBT community. Whether it’s through a live performance or placement on social media, Ms. Barrino uses every opportunity to reach out and connect with her fans, all of her fans.

Barrino recently posted her own apology on instagram saying she has always loved the gay community:

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Okay, so they claim that the entire incident was out of context and a heat of the moment situation (which doesn’t excuse it) but can they really use this excuse since this sin’t the first time this has happened?

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So can Barrino explain this tweet that was later removed? You can’t say that this rant was out of context when there are tweets that exist calling us sinners. Even more problematic that Barrino is condemning us when she had a child of wedlock with a married man so the next time she claims to be a child of God then she should remember her own past isn’t very Christian.

First Ever “Gay Bible” Sparks Controversy

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Did you know that there is a gay friendly Bible that even addresses certain passages once viewed as anti–gay? Well there is one. For those that are LGBT and still a follower of the Christian Faith, can now buy the Queen James version of the bible available on Amazon’s website and it’s drawing some attention form all sides. The purpose of this alternatie version is to address “long-standing interpretive ambiguity in key Bible passages regarding homosexuality”.

The authors of this revision derived the name Queen James because of their belief that King James was bisexual:

“Though he did marry a woman, his many gay relationships were so well-known that amongst some of his friends and court, he was known as “Queen James.”

For example, here is how the King James Version and Queen James Version differs on a particular scripture constantly used by religious extremists about homosexuality in Leviticus:

KJV: Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination.

QJV: Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind in the temple of Molech: it is an abomination. (Page 75)

The new goodbook states on their website that basically it’s okay to have this revision since homosexua;lity does not eppear in the current English version until the mid 20th century.

“homosexuality was first overtly mentioned in the Bible in 1946 in the Revised Standard Version. There is no mention of or reference to homosexuality in any Bible prior to this — only interpretations have been made.” The new edits are only “for interpretive clarity. The edits all confirm that the Bible does not condemn homosexuality, and therefore renders such interpretations impossible.”

Of course this has not gone unnoticed to the religious zealots who are alredy condemning the revised bible saying that it is only created to promote the homosexual agenda. But I would counter that since NO ONE takes the Bible literally for every single passage or scripture (even though some claim that they do), that everyone uses it for their own interpretation and purposes.

 

Lady Gaga To Be Sued (Possibly Arrested) For Promotion Of Gay Rights In Russia

In this is ridiculous entertainment news, singer and performer Lady Gaga is being targeted by the Russian government because of her vocal support of LGBT rights. The court filing this week is due to Gaga’s performance in St. Petersburg over the weekend. Gaga was threatened with a #55000 fine for promoting “gay propaganda” as well as jail time because of a phone conversation to her managers right before her performance.

One of the conservative leaders behind the “gay propaganda law passed recently, Vitaly Milonov, feels that Gaga’s statements sends the wrong message to the younger generations:

We will contact prosecutors and the law enforcement agencies to carry out a thorough investigation of the situation, When people tell kids ‘you must support sexual minorities’, that can create a false equivalence for them between traditional and non-traditional relationships.”

“We saw that in addition to music, songs and such, there were direct calls for 12-year-old citizens to support the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community,”

This isn’t the first case of a celebrity that supports LGBT rights that has been recently targeted by these religious extremists. You may remember that earlier this year, music icon Madonna was sued by the Russian government for her support of the Russian pro-gay bandmembers of the music group Pussy Riot.  Madonna asked for their freedom during her performance and displayed artwork on her self to promote awareness. The charges along with the 10 million dollar suit was later dropped

So why is the Russian government continuing with this anti-gay agenda? Seems likely that they’re wanting to rally more to support their anti-gay stance but these charges don’t seem to hold up.

Will Russia Have A “Ban Everything Gay” Law..Again?

Will Russia legally ban all things gay? It seems like that’s the direction the European country is headed in once again. It shouldn’t be a surprise unfortunately to many; the country already placed a 100 year ban on any type of gay pride festivities early this year. And with the recent headlines condemnation from the Russian government of pro-gray advocates Pussy Riot and Madonna that have caused a international media firestorm.

Now it seems the Russian government wants to ban anything they see as “gay propaganda”. Here’s a recent radio show which details why the proposed law is called “gay propaganda” so that it will serve as an umbrella clause allowing the government to persecute law breakers for any infraction:

Gavrikov: That’s precisely the problem. For me, the term “propaganda” has exactly the same connotation as the term “anti-Soviet propaganda.” Everything that city authorities think will contradict the general stance of the [ruling United Russia] party — since almost all city officials are members of United Russia — will give them an opportunity to implement this law.This term is being used precisely because it’s vague, in order to bar public activities by certain groups of people. Any public activity that carries the word “gay,” or “lesbians,” or “bisexual” or “transgender” can be interpreted as propaganda — be it an awareness campaign, an opinion poll, or an article posted on our website.

Is the law as extreme as Uganda, the African nation that is in the process of enacting a law permitting officials to put homosexuals to death? Let’s take a look again at the sadistic law in Uganda:

‘Aggravated homosexuality’ is defined as gay acts committed by parents or authority figures, HIV-positive people, pedophiles and repeat offenders. If convicted, they will face the death penalty.

The ‘offense of homosexuality’ includes same-sex sexual acts or being in a gay relationship, and will be prosecuted by life imprisonment.

So no Russia’s proposal isn’t as severe but it is still archaic and very barbaric. But it still isn’t clear how high the penalty will be for those Russian citizens accused of “gay propaganda”. It seems that it will be a variation of the new law proposed in the African nation of Nigeria. What differs is that the proposed law in Russia seems to be based on religious ideology where as Nigeria wants these heinous laws to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS cases:

The spread of HIV in the country is fueled by the growing stigma and discrimination of people, and a legislation as this will only make it more difficult to provide services to our highly productive youth burdened by the epidemic, irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity. We humbly implore our law makers to really consider the long term consequences of this bill on the social security of our youth.”

Three laws in three different countries. All disgusting government law proposals for inane and unjustified reasons.

 

Here’s What Dr. Oz Failed To Mention On His Show About “Gay Reparative Therapy”

There aren’t many things that I will vehemently speak out against with such passion but gay cure reparative therapy is always one that I will have extreme prejudice against. You can call it bias for the fact that I am a gay man who fully and completely am at peace with my sexuality and love how that has shaped who I am today. I do not perceive being gay as a sin or some abnormality from the norm of society. It is just a part of who I am.

I also acknowledge that not everyone who is LGBTQIA has come to this peace of mind. That for some, they unfortunately still struggle daily with their sexuality. This is for a multitude of reasons; because of fear of rejection from loved ones, religious Dogmas, job security, fear of hate, violence, and discrimination on a plethora of mediums, or just not yet comfortable with it yet.

Acceptance is a process before, during, and after coming out. So I understand the questioning of those not yet out on whether being gay is right but sincerely hope they reach the peaceful resolution that I as well as millions of others have come to know. And undoubtedly, the multitude of both internal and external pressures to suppress homosexuality leads someone to partake in such drastic and ineffective measures like altering one’s way of life to reflect that pressure. Again, it is a process.

I emphatically and wholeheartedly understand that. But I was deeply disturbed and quite frankly irate by Dr. Oz’s show yesterday in which he had guests that alleged to be proof that the therapy is a success. The guests that were proponents to the rogue approach to “curing gay” have every right to feel the way they feel even though I strongly disagree with it. My issue, at least for this article, is not with them. My issue here is with Dr. Oz who, as a licensed medical professional, failed to provide satiable and very credible evidence of the harmful effects the therapy can cause it’s participants.

You see, quite often in these sessions that are, to me, detrimental forms of brainwashing but quite often the process is labeled as “re-programming”. Participants are asked to employ several subjective and potentially harmful acts that incredulously ask you to treat homosexuality like it’s an addiction.

This “addiction” is seen as harmful to oneself or to others and and owning one’s sexuality to me is quite the opposite. Participants are informed that they will have to fight against their natural mental state of being attracted to the same sex, forever. And if that isn’t horrifying enough, stories like this one or this one are further evidence of why these therapies and overall ideologies are dangerous.

And the fact that many of these so called therapies have a religious connotation to them is another reason that I flat out condemn the practice. Groups like  National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality that condone reparative therapy actually glorify their  religious affiliations. To me, it implies that the therapy won’t work if you’re not what groups perceive to be their norm. That the only way you can know peace of mind is by their law and their doctrine which makes the entire program that much more insidious.

And to note that this is after the state of California banned this therapy for minors after their task force discovered the potentially harmful side effects of engaging in this practice:

The task force concluded that sexual orientation change efforts can pose critical health risks to lesbian, gay, and bisexual people, including confusion, depression, guilt, helplessness, hopelessness, shame, social withdrawal, suicidality, substance abuse, stress, disappointment, self-blame, decreased self-esteem and authenticity to others, increased self-hatred, hostility and blame toward parents, feelings of anger and betrayal, loss of friends and potential romantic partners, problems in sexual and emotional intimacy, sexual dysfunction, high-risk sexual behaviors, a feeling of being dehumanized and untrue to self, a loss of faith, and a sense of having wasted time and resources.

Yet it seemed that Dr. Oz glazed over this issue during his daytime talk show and decided only later to issue a statement on why this therapy is s0 harmful

agree with the established medical consensus.  I have not found enough published data supporting positive results with gay reparative therapy, and I have concerns about the potentially dangerous effects when the therapy fails, especially when minors are forced into treatments.

Dr. Oz is referencing to the long held stance that the American Medical Association,  American Psychiatric Association, American Counselling Association, American Academy of Pediatrics that have noted the potential harm. So again I ask, why not say this from the beginning Dr. Oz? As a medical professional, I feel it is not only imperatively but also ethically your duty to clearly provide the facts of what gay reparative therapies can induce. Even a short reiteration of the APA’s stance would’ve been sufficient:

“The American Psychiatric Association opposes any psychiatric treatment, such as “reparative” or “conversion” therapy, which is based upon the assumption that homosexuality per se is a mental disorder, or based upon a prior assumption that the patient should change his/ her homosexual orientation.”

And even though Dr. Oz agrees with medical professionals after the fact, the presentation on the matter during his show conveys something different.  This could say to the audience who may generally be uninformed and this is their first time they’ve had opportunity to hear pertinent information on the matter that the  therapy only hear inaccurate information.

What’s even more unsettling is that it appears the show was only done for the sensationalism and leaves a unfavorable impression on those that know either through experience or study of these harmful effects. Reparative therapy is not some panacea or new age healing and in fact is quite the opposite. I implore Dr. Oz to think of that the next time he journeys onto such a controversial topic.

Uganda Passes “Kill All Gays” Law And Calls It A “Christmas Gift”

Even after the nostalgia of last weeks election in which four states passed pro-gay laws, comes some sobering and very disturbing news. What can be described as a modern day witch hunt,  the African nation of Uganda is set to officially pass a law that would make homosexuality legally punishable by death.

Speaker of the Ugandan government, Rebecca Kadaga, says that most Ugandans want the law to pass. Speaker Kadaga also disgustingly refers to the new law set to pass in December as a “Christmas Gift”. In what world would this ever be a gift? What a horrible human being.

According to  Gay Star News, there would be two categories of the law, and not that the law disgustingly groups homosexuals with pedophiles:

‘Aggravated homosexuality’ is defined as gay acts committed by parents or authority figures, HIV-positive people, pedophiles and repeat offenders. If convicted, they will face the death penalty.

The ‘offense of homosexuality’ includes same-sex sexual acts or being in a gay relationship, and will be prosecuted by life imprisonment.

As we have discussed here as well as other LGBT sites have found is that groups like Chick Fil A donate to in their pro-family agenda. Will they still support such disgusting behavior?

Many were hoping that the US elections last week would have a positive effect on gay rigthts, not only here but around the world. And though yes I do believe that it could influence government in a good way, we as a community have a long way to go. This is disgusting. And so sad.