Bob Costas, whom much of you know (I know you sports gays are out there) as his role as announcer for Sunday Night Football, will be doing the primetime coverage for the Sochi Olympics for NBC.
Because he said that he was more interested in interviewing Vladimir Putin than commentating on the games, some took that to mean he would avoid talking about anti-gay law on air. Now he assures us, that is not the case. Via HuffPo:
That comment, Costas said Tuesday, was misinterpreted by some to suggest that he would avoid discussion of the widely condemned law banning gay “propaganda.”
“If Putin doesn’t drag his butt into the studio, then we’ll talk about it without him,” Costas said during an Olympics press preview. “But if he shows up, we’d rather talk to him. Wouldn’t you rather hear it from the horse’s mouth? I would. That’s what I was trying to say.”
If you haven’t heard Uganda finally passed their anti-gay law, making being gay punishable by life in prison. Much of the civilized world has been in an uproar over this, and now we have powerful billionaires like Richard Branson calling to boycott Uganda until things change. He posted the following statement on his website.
“Ugandan MPs have passed a new law making homosexuality punishable by life imprisonment. The law also means people who do not report gay people can be sent to prison.
I have been courted by various people and government officials to do business in Uganda. I was seriously considering it.
However, the dreadful witch hunt against the gay community and lifetime sentences means it would be against my conscience to support this country. Continue reading
It has been some time since we’ve last heard about someone pulling their support from the Boy Scouts, however that streak is broken with Defense and Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin! Not to be confused with Stark Industries (however they do much of the same things), they put out a statement saying they will not support a nonprofit that does not support their commitment to diversity.
Lockheed Martin spokesman Gordon Johndroe said the company decided it will not support nonprofit organizations that do not align with its corporate policies or commitment to diversity. The company did not disclose how much it has contributed to the Boy Scouts.
If you’re like me, it’s most likely (unless you live under a rock), that you’ve heard some form of homophobic banter coming from either relatives, classmates, fellow workers, and especially far-right anti-gay religions, often affiliated with anti-gay so-called christian organizations, regarding gays getting or wanting to get married. It seems like it will never end. So, in a form of a strike back, Joe Rogan had a few words to say…
Frank Semanski – AP
New York’s Cardinal Dolan gives his spin again on Meet the Press this Sunday, and I couldn’t help myself, but I just felt a need to point it out, since, as I’ve posted before, he’s not my favorite LBGT advocate. The interesting eye-rolling part of the upcoming interview is near the end.
For years, the Salvation Army has listed gay conversion churches on their website, supposedly in support of “sexual addiction”. However thanks to Truth Wins Out, the SA has removed them from their website!
We sincerely appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention. As you know, The Salvation Army strives to live out our mission of meeting human need without discrimination. Our doors are always open to anyone who seeks our help, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation. We simply do not discriminate against the people we serve or the people we hire. Continue reading
The Independence Day March in Warsaw, Poland erupted into violence, where 15,000 rioters destroyed everything in their path, including a rainbow art installation which ironically, symbolized diversity and tolerance. The nationalist and neo-Nazi groups the National-Radical Camp and the All-Polish Youth are responsible for the madness violence that ensued. All-Polish Youth has been declared an anti-gay hate group by the UN, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch.