I really wasn’t expecting it, but I guess in their hearts, they just couldn’t let the country down, and as if there wasn’t enough going on in Ferguson, Missouri, members of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church have announced that it plans to protest the funeral of Michael Brown on August 25, 2014 in Ferguson.
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, a vocal opponent of gay marriage, said today he opposes civil unions, too.
In response to a question by Dean Reynolds for the “CBS Evening News,” the former Pennsylvania senator said same-sex couples should work through the legal system to obtain rights similar to those enjoyed by legally married couples.
Santorum has spoken out numerous times against gay marriage. In a January 2011 interview on CNN, Santorum said he supports a federal marriage amendment defining marriage between a man and a woman.
“I have friends who are gay,” Santorum told Kelly. “It’s not personal; it’s about policy.”
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Within an hour of Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire signing a same-sex-marriage bill into law Monday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was meeting with a group of gay-marriage foes at a church minutes away, offering a message of support for their efforts to repeal the law.
Visiting Washington ahead of the March 3 GOP caucuses, he lived up to his social-conservative image, speaking to more than 100 pastors and other “values voters” in a closed-door meeting at Calvary Chapel before heading to the state Capitol to meet with Republican legislators.
Santorum planned a public rally in Tacoma on Monday night.
“I told them to keep up the fight, that this is an important issue for our families; it is an important issue for religious liberty,” the former Pennsylvania senator said of his meeting with church leaders, during a news conference Monday afternoon.
Arthur Banks, pastor of Eastside Baptist Church in Tacoma, said he appreciated Santorum’s visit and that the group was determined “to stand for right and righteousness against what we feel is an injustice because God’s word speaks against it — same-sex marriages.”
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Lady Gaga has unleashed a scathing attack on a group of Twitter users for mocking a bullied gay fan who took his life last year.
The phrase #GagasCareerDiedWithJamey became one of the most popular Twitter topics on Thursday as users made reference to tragic teen Jamey Rodemeyer, who allegedly took his life after years of bullying over his sexuality.
The “Bad Romance” hitmaker was outraged by the craze and took to her own Twitter page to defend Rodemeyer.
She writes, “Tweets about a 14 yr olds suicide in order to take a jab at me? Consider your integrity making fun at a dead child’s pain.
“Direct your insults (at) Lady Gaga, I can take it. Don’t bring in those who are not alive anymore to defend themselves. Be braver than that.”
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