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Texas Gov. Celebrates Signing Antigay Legislation With Chick-fil-A
Last month, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed what was dubbed the essentially anti-LGBTQ "Save Chick-fil-A" bill into law. If it weren’t enough that Abbott signed the bill over a month ago, late last week he thumbed his nose at LGBTQ people even more and participated in a TV ceremony celebrating the bill’s signing while he and his team were surrounded by Chick-fil-A food and beverages. He then tweeted the moment out to his supporters.
“No business should be discriminated against simply because its owners donate to a church, the Salvation Army, or other religious organization,” Abbott said.
“No business should lose a government contract because of their religious beliefs. The save Chick-fil-A legislation that I’m about to sign is a victory for religious freedom in Texas.”
Dominican man launches legal case against country’s anti-gay laws
Man who threatened to kill kids & gays at San Diego Pride is also a repeat bank robber
These Christian conservatives have a petition to stop Disney’s ‘LGBT indoctrination’
A conservative Christian organization has started a petition to get Disney to “stop LGBT indoctrination around the world.”
CitizenGO USA is a Michigan-based organization that wants to “defend and promote life, family, and liberty.” National Organization for Marriage (NOM) president and prominent anti-LGBTQ activist Brian Brown sits on their board.
Their latest action is attacking Disney for being too pro-LGBTQ, and they’re trying to get either half a million or a million signatures (the site isn’t very clear). Their main complaint appears to be the “Magical Pride” held at Disneyland Paris last month.
“Disney is flaunting its new partnership with the ‘LGBT’ community,” their website states.
3 Sisters Abused Elderly Dad Because They Claim He Was 'Unfaithful' To Mom, The ‘Queen Of God’
Three upstate New York siblings abused their elderly father ?— both mentally and physically ?— for years because they claimed God told them he was unfaithful to their mother.
This daycare rejected a child because of her lesbian parents
When Brittney Ready and her wife Stacey enrolled their youngest daughter Callie in the daycare program of Parkview Christian Academy of Waco, Texas, they hoped their child would continue being raised in the Christian faith, just like they’d done at home. Instead, Callie was rejected because her parents are lesbians.
In a public Facebook post, Brittney wrote that the school called she and her partner in when they had an opening for their daughter.
Brittney said, “With excitement we went in this afternoon ready to see the place and get her started. The director was super sweet and welcoming to us and Callie! We go to leave with paperwork in hand only for the administrator to call us into his office to let us know that he heard that Stacey and I are “mates” (first off we aren’t animals) and because of that they cannot welcome her (Callie).”
When Brittney asked why her child was no longer welcome, the administrator reportedly said, “bylaws are bylaws” and that the school’s Christian faith disallowed the school from accepting Callie.
Tours canceled of Catholic priest who linked autism to homosexuality
A Catholic priest who linked autism to homosexuality has canceled his upcoming Australian tour. Church authorities canceled his tours in Ireland and Canada also canceled his tours.
Father Dominic Valanmanal from India was scheduled to appear at a five-day retreat in the southern city of Melbourne.
Syro Malabar Eparchy of St Thomas the Apostle in Melbourne had planned to host the retreat. It announced the cancellation but did not give a reason for it.
Gay Star News
Pastor said he was 'sucking demons' out of men he sexually assaulted
EXCLUSIVE: HOUSE REPUBLICANS ARE PRESSURING AMAZON TO SELL BOOKS ON GAY CONVERSION THERAPY
Christian dressmaker refuses service to lesbian couple, but offers to convert them instead
A man viciously beat a lesbian couple while calling one of women ‘a dude’
First they burn the books. Then they kill people. History has shown us this repeatedly.
Magazine to give out 'LGBT-free zone' stickers to readers
Katherine Schwarzenegger goes shopping after Chris Pratt shirt fiasco
Just a few days after her husband Chris Pratt made headlines in a particularly controversial flag shirt, Katherine Schwarzenegger was spotted leaving the Goop store at LA’s Brentwood Country Mart with a giant shopping bag in hand.
“Only people I see with that flag are alt-right racists,” one Twitter user said, while another wrote, “Unfollowed already … hope those bigots pay you a good pay check.”
Catholic order releases names of members accused of abuse
A Baltimore-based Catholic religious order that sponsors schools across the U.S. has released a list of dozens of members accused of sexually abusing children.
The list released Friday by the Xaverian Brothers includes two current members "with a credible or established offense." The group, a separate entity not part of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, says no credibly accused brothers are in active ministry.
Catholic priests kept their jobs despite sexual abuse claims: suit
Gay Indianapolis Teachers Targeted by Catholic Church Are Married
A Bishop Wants to Solve Gang Violence by Spraying Holy Water from a Helicopter
The weather report in Buenaventura, Colombia, calls for thunderstorms this Sunday. That is a bit unfortunate, since it may prove tricky to differentiate between precipitation and holy water falling from the sky.
That afternoon, on the Lord's day of rest, Monsignor Rubén Dario Jaramillo Montoya, a Catholic bishop in the city, plans to hop in a helicopter and soak what he has described as crime-ridden streets with the blessed liquid. The ritual was set to be part of a religious feast celebrating Buenaventura's patron saint. But Montoya's real hope, he told a local radio station, was to "exorcise all those demons that are destroying our port."
Chile removes statute of limitations on child sex abuse amid Church crisis
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera signed into law on Thursday a bill to remove the statute of limitations on sex crimes involving children amid a sex abuse crisis that has rocked the country's Catholic Church and claimed more than 200 victims.
The law, which first was proposed in 2010, ends impunity in cases that would have previously had a statute of limitations that varied between five and 10 years, depending on the nature of the crime. The new law is not retroactive.
The secret gay history of Islam
Islam once considered homosexuality to be one of the most normal things in the world.
The Ottoman Empire, the seat of power in the Muslim world, didn’t view lesbian or gay sex as taboo for centuries. They formally ruled gay sex wasn’t a crime in 1858.
But as Christians came over from the west to colonize, they infected Islam with homophobia.
The truth is many Muslims alive today believe the prophet Muhammad supported and protected sexual and gender minorities.
But go back to the beginning, and you’ll see there is far more homosexuality in Islam than you might have ever thought before.
Ancient Muslim borrowed culture from the boy-loving Ancient Greeks:
The Islamic empires, (Ottoman, Safavid/Qajar, Mughals), shared a common culture. And it shared a lot of similarities with the Ancient Greeks.
Persianate cultures, all of them Muslim, dominated modern day India and Arab world. And it was very common for older men to have sex with younger, beardless men. These younger men were called ‘amrad’.
Gay Star News
Low-Wage Workers Are Being Sued for Unpaid Medical Bills by a Nonprofit Christian Hospital That Employs Them
This year, a Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare housekeeper left her job just three hours into her shift and caught a bus to Shelby County General Sessions Court.
Wearing her black and gray uniform, she had a different kind of appointment with her employer: The hospital was suing her for unpaid medical bills.
In 2017, the nonprofit hospital system based in Memphis sued the woman for the cost of hospital stays to treat chronic abdominal pain she experienced before the hospital hired her.
She now owes Methodist more than $23,000, including around $5,800 in attorney’s fees.
It’s surreal, she said, to be sued by the organization that pays her $12.25 an hour. “You know how much you pay me. And the money you’re paying, I can’t live on,” said the housekeeper, who asked that her name not be used for fear that the hospital would fire her for talking to a reporter.
Gay-Supportive Priest Accused of Sexual Misconduct, Suspended
An LGBTQ-supportive Roman Catholic priest in New York City has been suspended from his ministry due to an allegation of sexual misconduct.
The Rev. John Duffell “has been directed not to publicly exercise his priestly ministry due to an allegation from the past that he abused his position of authority in a violation of his promise of celibacy,” Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, wrote in a July 1 letter to Duffell’s parishioners at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, the Catholic News Agency reports.
Court sides with student expelled from university over homophobia
Christian school teacher who scolded girls to be modest was molesting male students
Archdiocese removes prominent Detroit priest from pulpit
Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese places deacon on leave over allegation
Catholic Bishops accuse Ikea of LGBTI indoctrination
Polish Catholic Bishops have attacked Swedish retail giant Ikea after it terminated an employee for homophobic comments.
Management at the Ikea store in Krakow fired the man known only known as, Tomasz K. It fired him after he posted homophobic comments on the company’s intranet network.
Tomasz objected to Ikea’s request that staff attend an LGBTI even in honor of Pride season. He posted his objection using two quotes from the Bible on the internal intranet.
In a statement Ikea said it fired him for ‘using quotes from the Old Testament about death and blood in the context of what fate should meet homosexual people’. It also fire him for ‘expressing his opinion in a way that could affect the rights and dignity of LGBT+ people.’
But unhappy with his termination, Tomasz has hired a lawyer and plans to sue Ikea. Another employee quit in protest after his termination.
Gay Star News
Oxfam boss accused of covering up a sex scandal in a previous job 'knew the man who quit since they were students together at Oxford', leaked document reveals
The Oxfam boss accused of covering up a sex scandal at a charity he previously led had known the senior figure who quit over the affair since his ‘student days’ at Oxford, according to a letter leaked to The Mail on Sunday.
Danny Sriskandarajah was director of the Royal Commonwealth Society when the man was allowed to ‘quietly resign’ after being confronted with a secret dossier detailing his encounters with sex workers.
According to a whistleblower, Dr Sriskandarajah helped brush the resignation ‘under the carpet’, raising possible questions about his suitability to lead Oxfam.
Ex-Rikers inmate who says she was raped by guards gets $1.2M
Man Accused Of Raping 14-Year-Old He Met On Dating App Skout
Rhode Island diocese lists Catholic officials 'credibly' accused of sexual abuse
A Cop Is Facing 40 Years in Prison for Allegedly Raping a Homeless 16-Year-Old In Her Tent
Rep. Duncan Hunter’s affairs with congressional staff raise sexual harassment concerns
Mom who killed her 2 kids as part of ‘God’s plan’ gets 120 years
A Connecticut woman convicted of killing her two children saying it was God’s plan was sentenced to 120 years in prison without the possibility of parole.
LeRoya Moore, 39, was sentenced Thursday, following her conviction in March of two counts of murder for killing her 6-year-old daughter, Aleisha, and her 7-year-old son, Daaron, at the family’s home in East Haven in 2015. For each count of murder, she received 60 years.
Doctor sentenced in 'ski rage' attack on 12-year-old boy