Famed actor and GLBT ally Brat Pitt has pledged a $100,000 matching in matching donations to fight for same-sex marriage ballot measures in each of the four states that have them on the ballot this November.
It’s unbelievable to me that people’s lives and relationships are literally being voted on in a matter of days.
In Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington, voters will go to the polls to decide if gay and lesbian couples – our friends and neighbors – are worthy of the same protections as everyone else.
But that’s the system we have and I’m not going to back down from the fight for loving and committed couples to have the ability to marry. [snip]
So, here’s what I’m going to do. If you make a contribution to these ballot measure campaigns in the next 24 hours, I’ll double it – every dollar of the way, up to $100,000.
This is our last chance to make a difference. If you’re like me, you don’t want to have to ask yourself on the day after the election, what else could I have done?
Every person’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is enshrined in our country’s Declaration of Independence, but powerful, well-funded groups are flooding the airwaves with lies trying to take away those rights from certain people… and we can’t stand for it.
Brad Pitt and his wife Angelina Jolie have been ardent supporters of GLBT Equality for many years.
(And i don’t care what anyone says he’s still hot!)
Comedian Bill Maher best known for his HBO show ‘Real Time with Bill Maher features a panel of guests that discuss current events in politics and the media has donated $1million to a pro- President Obama’s Priorities USA Action campaign. (SuperPAC)
Maher told viewers that he felt an Obama victory over any of the Republican candidates would be “worth a million dollars,” saying that the donation was “the wisest investment I think I could make,” before encouraging other wealthy people to do the same.
Good for Maher. As much as we bitch about Obama at this site Obama IS the only REAL choice we have right now. But getting Obama reelected is ultimately not going to be the challenge.
It’s going to be a House without a Boehner and maybe a Senate without the turtle from Kentucky and PROGRESSIVE Democrats in charge for a change.
For those of you who think Bill Gates and Microsoft are evil. Maybe they really aren’t that evil after all.
Via Press Release:
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today renewed its commitment to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Gates Foundation is giving $750 million through a promissory note—a new and innovative funding mechanism. “These are tough economic times, but that is no excuse for cutting aid to the world’s poorest,” said Bill Gates, co-chair of the Gates Foundation. “The Global Fund is one of the most effective ways we invest our money every year.” Providing funding through a promissory note gives the Global Fund the flexibility and authority to distribute funds efficiently based on immediate needs, leading to greater impact. “By supporting the Global Fund, we can help to change the fortunes of the poorest countries in the world,” said Gates. “I can’t think of more important work.”
Up until now Bill Gates has donated over 29 BILLION DOLLARS to AIDS Education and Research
While many of us still refuse to set foot one foot inside a TARGET Store and Lady Gaga refuses to sell her wares there it seems that many Pride Organizations in the USA have very little reason to be proud after accepting sponsorship donations from retail giant itself while local Target stores are sponsoring a number of smaller festivals so they’d have enough balloons and booze for their 2011 Pride soiree’s
New York City, Minnesota Twin Cities, and Seattle Pride ALL received money from the TARGET and show very little regret at doing so.
TARGET which is based in Minneapolis Minnesota has always been of their Pride Festivities and Because of Twin Cities Pride’s 501(c)(3) tax status, the organization cannot openly criticize Target or formally join a boycott of the company (but they could refuse the money) and Seattle Pride Board Director Adam Rosencrantz issued just a one sentence statement about TARGETS sponsorship. “We are glad to see major corporations sponsor events that bring people together in Pride,”
But Chris Fredrick, managing director of Heritage of Pride which runs the oldest and most meaning Pride festival in America the NYC Gay Pride Festival put it more bluntly “”It was a choice of whether I wanted to take the money, or if another pride would just end up taking it,” he said. “A lot of major corporations support major Republican initiatives. I don’t think it was an anti-marriage donation; I think it was more of a pro-business donation that just so happened to be tied into a candidate that was anti-marriage.” (At the time HOP was spending TARGETS money on the Gay Pride Parade, TARGET Corp was suing a California gay advocacy group for lobbying for same sex marriage outside its stores.)
We, as a community NEED to show integrity, and truthfully that has been lacking greatly for many years now. From GLAAD’s involvement with AT&T to accepting money from questionable corporations which many are boycotting just because they are handing it out and we want more floats and go-go boys at a parade.
Without integrity nothing works.
How in the world will we ever gain the respect of others when when obviously as a community we do not respect ourselves.
HFraud, charlatan and plain ole whack-a-doodle Harold Camping, the California preacher who via his Christian Family Radio stations had convinced a few thousand followers that the Rapture would happen on May 21, finally came out of hiding and spoke about his failed prediction on his Open Forum call-in show.
Here are some the questions he recieved and his answers.
05/23/2011 9:03 PM Camping says World Will Still End Oct. 21
“On May 21 this last weekend…God again brought Judgment on the world…We didn’t feel any difference,
he says, “but we know that God brought Judgment” on the world. “The whole world is under Judgment.”
05/23/2011 9:04 PM “The World Has Been Warned. My Has It Been Warned!” says Camping
Camping says there will be no more billboards or street preaching, but the world is still ending Oct. 21.
05/23/2011 9:12 PM Will Camping Give Donors Money Back or Help Them Out?
“It is true that a few people have” quit jobs or depleted life savings to donate to Family Radio or spread his Judgment Day message, Camping says, but he says he never told people to do that.
“There are people who for example that have given up their jobs…to work for Family Radio, given their time, and they do because they love the Lord.”
05/23/2011 9:33 PM Reporter asks Camping: Will He Apologize for Being Wrong?
“I have never said I’m infallible,” says Camping. He says God is never wrong, pointing to “the signs he has given such as gay pride that we are on the threshold of judgment or a fantastic increase in wickedness.”
“There isn’t any student of the Bible who can’t say ‘You know, I have made a mistake.’
REPENT THE END IS (STILL) FEAR! And will now happen in Oct! Go to Camping little sheeple to be fleeced
Personally, I’m waiting for “The Capture” (when they arrest Camping and sue him and his radio station for every penny they stole)
Source: Huffington Post
Metropolitan Community Church the gay pioneer church In New Brunswick Canada has received a whopping 1 Million Dollar donation from McCain Foods Ltd
In the 1950’s Metropolitan Community Church Pastor’s Brent Hawkes, father opened a general store with a grocery in Bath, N.B
In 1956, Wallace McCain and his brother Harrison incorporated McCain Foods Ltd. and the following year opened their first french-fries plant 8 kilometres from Bath which led to McCain-Hawkes connection.
“I knew his father,” Wallace McCain said “His father had a grocery store five miles from Florenceville
Pastor Hawkes said, that the donation will be used to pay off the church mortgage and also to support program for gay and lesbian refugees to Canada. With the McCains imput, the church board has laid out a three-year program, including hiring a part-time staff worker, to build its refugee support network.
The donation comes at the 10-year anniversary of a controversial wedding ceremony Hawkes conducted for two same-sex couples that was a milestone in Canadian civil rights and helped lead to legal recognition of same-sex unions
EAT MORE McCAINS FRENCH FRIES!