David Cooley, the founder of The Abbey Food & Bar located at 692 North Robertson Blvd., has announced the popular gay bar will add any legislator in any state who votes for “bills to allow for discrimination against LGBT people” to a “Deny Entry List.”
“I want to send a message to all those people out there who conflate Christian values with discrimination: we don’t want your kind here,” Cooley said. “I’ve learned that I can’t stop crazy, ignorant or stupid, but I can stop it from coming through my doors.”
Read the full article at CBS Los Angeles.
Cooley seems completely oblivious that even having a “Deny Entry List” itself shows that he wants the right to refuse service to people based on his own values and convictions, something the laws he calls “anti-gay” are in essence trying to provide others.
A federal judge has ruled that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, striking down part of the state ban.
In 23-page a ruling issued Wednesday, U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II concluded that Kentucky’s laws treat gay and lesbians differently in a “way that demeans them.” The constitutional ban on same-sex marriage was approved by voters in 2004. The out-of-state clause was part of it.
The decision came in lawsuits brought by four gay and lesbian couples seeking to force the state to recognize their out-of-state marriages.
Read the full article at FoxNews.com.
I must note that it is almost impossible to find an unbiased article about this story. Such gimmicks as only quoting one side, or quoting individuals for and organizations against (making it seem that it’s “big scary organization” v ordinary guy) or quoting the judges decision at length without one mention of obvious flaws in his reasoning are common.
I can actually remember when we actually had a press that actually did their jobs?
Nevada’s attorney general and governor said Monday that they won’t defend the state’s gay marriage ban when it goes before a federal appeals court, saying that a recent court decision makes the state’s arguments supporting its constitutional amendment “no longer defensible.”
Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, in a motion filed with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, said Nevada’s legal arguments defending the voter-approved prohibition aren’t viable after the court’s recent ruling that potential jurors cannot be removed from a trial during jury selection solely because of sexual orientation.
“After thoughtful review and analysis, the state has determined that its arguments grounded upon equal protection and due process are no longer sustainable,” Masto said in a statement.
The state’s move was an about-face from January, when the attorney general’s office filed a lengthy brief supporting the gay marriage ban that voters approved in 2002.
Read the full story at FoxNews.com.
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Lawmakers in South Dakota have defeated a bill that sought to protect pastors from performing same-sex “weddings,” as the bill failed approval by a Senate committee by a single vote.
Senate Bill 66 was deemed to be unnecessary by opponents of the legislation, as they asserted that the state constitution already protects residents from being forced to violate their conscience.
“No member of the clergy nor lay official of any church or religion may be required to solemnize any marriage, provide services, accommodations, facilities, goods, or privileges for a purpose related to the solemnization, formation, or celebration of any marriage, or treat any marriage as valid for any purpose if such action would cause any such entity or individual to violate their sincerely held religious beliefs,” it read.
The legislation also protected pastors from lawsuits or any other type of retribution for refusing to officiate homosexual ceremonies against their conscience.
Read the full story at ChristianNews.net.
The assumption that the law already protects the clergy is horribly naïve given the number of liberal judges placed into the court system throughout the years, who see their job as ignoring those very laws and imposing Liberal policies from the bench.
On Monday, ABC News decided to publicize a movement known as polyamory, meaning people bedding down with multiple romantic and sexual partners as a legitimate relationship. Co-anchor Dan Harris said, “Just for a minute, let’s do a thought experiment. Let’s set aside all of the emotion and consider whether the evangelists for open marriage might have a point.”
Later, he added, “More couples opting to become triples or fourples. Live-in lovers spicing up the marital bed, even helping raise the children.”
Nick Watt, reporting for ABC, interviewed Michael, Kamela and Rachel, a threesome that sleeps with others and still finds the time to raise a child. Watt breathlessly gasped, “They’re spreading the gospel of polyamory, hoping to speed up societal acceptance of this kind of set-up.”
ABC has tried pushing the polyamory meme before; on January 4, 2012, Good Morning America triumphantly reported the sex games of a “modern” family who sleep with others within their “species.”
Read the full article at Breitbart.com.
“You’d think it was sexual molestation,” Attorney David Schorr, 43, exclaimed. “I am just floored by it.”
Schorr says in his Manhattan Supreme Court suit that E. 97th Street psychiatrist Marilyn Schiller filed a report saying he was “wholly incapable of taking care of his son” and should be denied his weekend visitation over the greasy burger ban.
Schorr, a corporate attorney turned consultant with degrees from NYU and Oxford University, had planned to take his 4-year-old son to their usual restaurant, the Corner Café on Third Avenue, for his weekly Tuesday night visitation last week.
But the boy threw a temper tantrum and demanded McDonald’s. So he gave his son an ultimatum: dinner anywhere other than McDonald’s — or no dinner.
“The child, stubborn as a mule, chose the ‘no dinner’ option,” the disgruntled dad says in the suit.
Read the full article at the New York Post.
Several dozen U.S. Army active duty and reserve troops were told last week that the American Family Association, a well-respected Christian ministry, should be classified as a domestic hate group because the group advocates for traditional family values.
The briefing was held at Camp Shelby in Mississippi and listed the AFA alongside domestic hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, the Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam.
A soldier who attended the briefing contacted me and sent me a photograph of a slide show presentation that listed AFA as a domestic hate group. Under the AFA headline is a photograph of Westboro Baptist Church preacher Fred Phelps holding a sign reading “No special law for f***.”
American Family Association has absolutely no affiliation with the controversial church group known for picketing the funerals of American servicemembers.
Betty and Richard Odgaard, a Mennonite couple, who own and operate the Görtz Haus Gallery, a 77-year-old former church, filed a lawsuit against the Iowa Civil Rights Commission after it threatened them with punitive action for refusing to plan, facilitate and host a same-sex wedding ceremony.
Charisma Magazine reports…
With its religious decorations and architectural elements, the gallery has served as a place to express the Odgaards’ faith for over a decade. One of their favorite ways to do that is hosting wedding ceremonies in the old church’s sanctuary. They personally help plan and host every wedding, and are both at the gallery from morning until night for each wedding ceremony.
“We hire and serve gays and lesbians, and have close friends who are gays and lesbians,” explains Betty Odgaard. “And we respect that good people disagree with our religious conviction against hosting a ceremony that violates our faith. We simply ask that the government not force us to abandon our faith or punish us for it.”
The lawsuit claims, “The Odgaards welcome all customers into the Gallery, regardless of their race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, or disability. The Odgaards cannot, however, host activities or display art that would violate their religious beliefs. The Iowa Civil Rights Commission (“ICRC”) is now seeking to force the Odgaards to plan, facilitate, and host same-sex wedding ceremonies at the Gallery. But although the Odgaards have willingly hired and served gays and lesbians throughout the Gallery’s history, their religious beliefs prevent them from planning, facilitating, or hosting same-sex wedding ceremonies at the Gallery.”