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Blame It On The Gays | As Always!

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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.

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Santorum even opposes civil unions

from cbsnews.com

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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Rick Santorum meets with gay-marriage foes in Washington state

from bostonherald.com

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 fights back against cruel anti-LGBT Twitter taunts

from sfgate.com

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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Archbishop to priests: Support Minnesota marriage amendment or be quiet if you disagree

from minnpost.com

Catholic Archbishop John Nienstedt has told priests and deacons in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis that they must support his efforts to help pass a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage in the state, according to the blog Progressive Catholic Voice.

Any priests with “personal reservations” about the effort should not share them publicly, the archbishop says in a letter to priests and deacons, which was published by the blog.

In the letter, Nienstedt says it is no exaggeration to say that “the movement to protect and defend the definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman we are faced with one of the greatest challenges of our times.”

He says he expects “all the priests and deacons in this Archdiocese” to “support this venture and cooperate with us in the important efforts that lie ahead,” noting that when ordained, each “made a promise to promote and defend all that the Church teaches.”

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Rick Santorum: Top five controversial quotes

from globalpost.com

2. Santorum has been an outspoken supporter of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. His comments about gays and lesbians serving in the US Military have discussed men “living in close quarters” and showering together, Fox News reported. The candidate also compared the differences of African Americans and gays serving in the armed forces:

“There are people who were gay and lived the gay lifestyle and aren’t anymore. I don’t know if that’s the similar situation or that’s the case for anyone that’s black. It’s a behavioral issue as opposed to a color of the skin issue, and that’s the diff for serving in the military.”

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Sanctity of Marriage-Thumping Politician Caught…Doing You Can Guess What…

From UB blog

It’s the second oldest story on the planet. Fervently anti-gay Republican campaigns on a “sanctity of marriage” platform, wins big, and then is caught sleeping with pretty much anybody other than her spouse.

Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch resigned from her leadership post the day after fellow Republicans confronted her about allegations that she had an “inappropriate relationship” with a staff member.

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Friends say classmate killed self after bullying on sexuality

From wsmv.com

Students at a local school are grieving a classmate. Friends say the young man took his own life because he couldn’t take any more bullying.

And they say school officials knew about the torment but didn’t do enough to stop it.

Friends say that kids bullied Jacob Rogers at Cheatham County Central High School for the past four years, but in the past few months it had become so bad he dropped out of school.

And Wednesday, he ended his life.

“He started coming home his senior year saying ‘I don’t want to go back. Everyone is so mean. They call me a f****, they call me gay, a queer,'” friend Kaelynn Mooningham said.

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Michigan Mayor’s Anti-Gay Slur Prompts Protest

From ABC News:

Protesters are planning a rally tonight outside the Troy, Mich., city hall to protest anti-gay remarks made by Mayor Joyce Daniels.

Daniels, the newly-elected mayor of one of Detroit’s biggest and most cosmopolitan suburbs, is under fire for making vulgar remarks about homosexuals on her Facebook page. A Tea Party supporter elected last month, she posted a status report in June saying: “I think I am going to throw away my I Love New York carrying bag now that queers can get married there.”

The post, which has since been deleted, came a day after New York legislators voted to allow gay marriage in their state. The Daniels comments, just made public last week, have since gone viral on the web and caused a firestorm in Michigan.

Oakland County Commissioner Craig Covey, Michigan’s first openly gay mayor, told ABC News that Daniels should immediately apologize: “I was incredibly disappointed. It goes against what a lot of us have been working on, which is to make southeast Michigan a lot more accepting and embracing of our diversity.”

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