Posts tagged ‘Des Moines Register’

August 9, 2011

Handpicked News: MARRIAGE IS LIKE WATER, NOT BEER, Progressives Are Funnier Than Conservatives, NEW DOCUMENTARY

by Accidental Bear

‘Daily Show’ Creator Lizz Winstead On Supporting Planned Parenthood, And Why Progressives Are Funnier Than Conservatives

On July 9, Daily Show creator, former Air America host, and comedian Lizz Winstead hit the road for a stand-up tour benefitting Planned Parenthood. She took a break from the show and finishing work on her forthcoming memoir to talk to me about what she’s learned about support for reproductive rights from her audiences; why conservative comedians aren’t very funny; how we can back up Planned Parenthood workers; and her dream television show in the post-Bridesmaids boom for women in comedy. This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

SANTORUM: MARRIAGE IS LIKE WATER, NOT BEER | Rick Santorum turned more than a few eyebrows on Monday when he explained his opposition to same-sex marriage by holding up a napkin and observing that it was not a paper towel. On Friday, during a meeting with the Des Moines Register, Santorum relied on a similar metaphor to prove why society can’t “redefine” marriage: water is not beer. “It’s like saying this glass of water is a glass of beer. Well, you can call it a glass of beer, but it’s not a glass of beer. It’s a glass of water. And water is what water is. Marriage is what marriage is,” he said. Watch it:

NEW DOCUMENTARY FEATURES STORIES OF LGBTS ‘BREAKING THROUGH’ INTO POLITICS | A new feature length documentary called Breaking Throughlooks at the experiences of openly LGBT elected officials, including Houston mayor Annise Parker, Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan, Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns, Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and others. Watch the trailer:

 

Hate Groups Target GLSEN For Pamphlet GLSEN Didn’t Publish The Family Research Council and MassResistance — both anti-gay hate groups — target GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian Straight Education Network) in a new scare-video. GLSEN is an organization that advocates for LGBT youth in schools, defending the formation of gay-straight alliances (GSAs) and advocating for anti-bullying policies. But FRC and MR are attacking GLSEN for a publication called the “Little Black Book,” describing it as “the most vile assault on teenagers ever concocted by homosexual activists”:

July 8, 2011

Bachmann Jumps to Sign New Antigay Pledge and Believes Gay is Choice

by Accidental Bear

The best political choice for Bachman’s campaign would be a muzzle. Come to think of it, that would be the best choice for America as a whole. Hey Michele, now that I have decided to be gay and take that hard road, I think now I’m going to choose to have cancer. That sounds like fun. AB

Michele Bachmann 201103 x390 (getty) | Advocate.com(www.advocate.com)
Rep. Michele Bachmann was first in line to sign a new pledge affirming her belief that gay men are a public health risk, that gay parents are inferior to straight parents, and that homosexuality is a choice.

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March 20, 2011

Gays hijacking the Civil Rights Movement

by Accidental Bear

Now wait one cotton pickin’ minute, what am I reading here (I could not resist, do not hang me). Homophobia exists within its own community, racism within its own race. So it is no surprise that one minority group slams another. Dear Rev. Keith Ratliff Sr, were you not held as a child or were you simply dropped on your head? I support you EVEN THOUGH we are different.

As a GAY, I am sorry for taking some of your spot light.

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Rev. Slams Civil Rights, Gay Rights Link

By Advocate.com Editors

KEITH RATLIFF X390 (GRAB) | ADVOCATE.COM

Breaking with several state- and national-level leaders of the NAACP, an Iowa-based preacher who heads a chapter of the country’s oldest civil rights organization said he is sick of gays and lesbians “hijacking the Civil Rights Movement.”

Rev. Keith Ratliff Sr., president of the Iowa-Nebraska chapter of the NAACP, added there is “no parallel” between the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and the gay rights movement, and to draw such a correlation is “an insult,” according to the Des Moines Register.

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