Clarification: Progressive Gay Muslims story

 In a story Aug. 2 about Muslims challenging religious taboos, The Associated Press reported that Muslim writer Tanzila Ahmed published an anthology of love stories. The story should have specified that her work was published in an anthology that included other love stories. A corrected version of the story is below: Muslim movement accepts once-taboo […] Continue reading →

Muslim movement accepts once-taboo causes

 Omar Akersim prays regularly and observes the dawn-to-dusk Ramadan fast. He is also openly gay. Akersim, 26, is part of a small but growing number of American Muslims challenging the long-standing interpretations of Islam that defined their parents’ world. They believe that one can be gay and Muslim; that the sexes can pray shoulder-to-shoulder; that […] Continue reading →

Obama’s LGBT Executive Order Endangers Religious Liberty

Todd Starnes  President Obama signed an executive order Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity – ignoring the pleas of Christian and other faith leaders to include an exemption for religious organizations. “Thanks to your passion and advocacy and the irrefutable rightness of your cause, our government […] Continue reading →

Lesbian sues Kansas City diocese over firing

 A parish food pantry worker who was fired over her marriage to another woman sued the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph on Thursday, the latest in a growing number of clashes over gay rights between Roman Catholic leaders and their employees nationwide. Colleen Simon, 57, said the diocese and the parish where she worked knew […] Continue reading →

MLB Appoints Pervert to Help Homosexualize Baseball

Moonbattery Did you think you could escape from liberal politics into sports? Wrong: Major League Baseball has appointed former outfielder Billy Bean, who came out as gay after his playing career, to serve as a consultant in guiding the sport toward greater inclusion and equality. … Bean will provide guidance and training related to efforts designed […] Continue reading →

The Intellectual Poverty Law Center

Mike Adams  Author’s Note: By way of disclosure, I am currently being represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom, or ADF, in the appellate stages of a First Amendment lawsuit. When I was a graduate student, I had great admiration for the Southern Poverty Law Center. In 1989, I took a graduate seminar in race relations […] Continue reading →

Gay pride parades across US draw large crowds

 Gay pride parades held around the nation Sunday drew huge crowds of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their supporters who celebrated after a year of numerous same-sex marriage victories. As many as 1 million people packed the streets of the Chicago’s North Side for the first gay pride parade since Illinois legalized gay […] Continue reading →

Federal appeals court: Gays have right to marry

 A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Wednesday that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, extending the movement’s legal winning streak and bringing the issue a big step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court. The three-judge panel in Denver ruled 2-1 that states cannot deprive people of the fundamental right to […] Continue reading →

Obama extends family leave rights of gay couples

 President Barack Obama on Friday will announce a rule that makes legally married same-sex couples eligible for benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act in all 50 states, a White House official said. Currently, legally married couples are eligible for those benefits if they reside in a state in which same-sex marriage is legal. […] Continue reading →

Obama to sign order barring federal discrimination against gays

 President Barack Obama will sign an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, a White House official said on Monday, handing another victory to gay rights activists. The White House has been pressing Congress to pass legislation to ban employment discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and […] Continue reading →

Rick Perry and Hillary Clinton run into some gay marriage trouble on the trail

Here’s a coincidental juxtaposition of two uncomfortable media moments from opposite sides of the 2016 presidential trail.  First up: Texas governor Rick Perry addresses the endorsement of “reparative therapy” (i.e. therapy that would assist in “escaping from the homosexual lifestyle”) in the Texas GOP platform: ”Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle […] Continue reading →

S. Baptist leader: No change on marriage stance

 The new president of the Southern Baptist Convention says the denomination won’t relax its position on same-sex marriage and transgender identity, even as courts across the country strike down gay marriage bans and the group tries to bolster membership. On Tuesday at their annual meeting in Baltimore, members of the Southern Baptist Convention passed a […] Continue reading →