Posts tagged ‘Truth Wins Out’

July 27, 2011

Handpicked Queer Headlines: ‘Intolerance’ Among Gays, End Gay Blood Ban, LGBT Education Law…

by Accidental Bear

Truth Wins Out on FRC’s Claim of ‘Intolerance’ Among Gays  Earlier this week, Family Research Council president TonyDADT TONY PERKINS X390 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COM Perkins slammed Truth Wins Out, the group that recently went undercover at Marcus Bachmann’s Minnesota clinic to investigate reparative therapy rumors (rumors it confirmed). In an op-ed, Perkins called the subsequent media coverage a “drummed-up controversy” and wrote of Truth Wins Out, “These self-styled apostles of ‘tolerance’ should try practicing a little themselves.”                                                                                                                                                                    

BLOOD SEX AND THE FDA X390 (MARIO WAGNER) | ADVOCATE.COMWill Latest Attempt to End Gay Blood Ban Work? The U.S. department of Health and Human Services is once again looking at changing its policy that bans men who have sex with men from donating blood. The HHS described the current policy as “suboptimal” and asked a group of experts, known as the Blood, Organ, and Tissue Safety Working Group, to look into ways of changing it. As it stands, any man who had sex with another man since 1977 cannot donate blood. A new policy could allow certain gay or bisexual men, possibly those who have abstained from homosexual sex for a certain time, to donate.                                                                                                                                                                                  Group Targets California’s LGBT Education Law The Fair Education Act (SB 48), authored by State Sen. Mark Leno and signed into lawMARK LENO X390 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COM by Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this month, requires social science curriculum to include the historical contributions of LGBT people, and has been criticized by the group Stop SB 48 “as selective treatment of history by requiring that only events that reflect positively on people in the LGBT community may be discussed.”

Jon Stewart Exposes Don Lemon’s Aversion to CNN’s Silly Antics: VIDEO

Lemon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Rick Santorum Pledges To ‘Go To New York’ And Repeal State’s Same-Sex Marriage Law At a campaign stop in Ankeny, Iowa, Rick Santorum reiterated his criticism of Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) for saying he was “fine” with New York enacting a same-sex marriage law and pledged to personally fight for its repeal. “I am not, as some in this race have said, OK with New York doing what they’re doing. What New York did was wrong. I will oppose it and I will go to New York, if necessary, to help overturn it,” he said. He also predicted that marriage equality would undermine “every traditional value in this country” and said that the nation has fought wars to protect that idea. AUDIO

 

ANTI-GAY CHRISTIAN GROUPS CAN NO LONGER PROFIT OFF APPLE  After a Change.org petition gathered more than 22,000 signatures, Apple has removed their iTunes store from the Christian Values Network (CVN). When customers make purchases through CVN, a donation is made to the religious charity of the customer’s choice, and anti-gay groups like Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council use the service to raise money. Companies like Microsoft, Macy’s, Wells Fargo, Delta Airlines, and BBC America have all recently removed their stores from the network.

July 14, 2011

Handpicked News 7/14: Harsh New Abortion Bill, Gay Actors, Gay History Bill Into Law, Stopping Discrimination Is Bad for Business

by Accidental Bear

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 Govt. Files Emergency Reversal of DADT Order

CBS Issues Disclaimer Over Homophobic Big Brother CommentsBig Brother is a reality show about watching a group of people who have no privacy 24/7 — and seeing every moment of their lives,” according to the CBS statement. “At times, the houseguests make comments, reveal prejudices and other beliefs that we do not condone. Any views or opinions expressed in personal commentary by a houseguest appearing on Big Brother, either on any live feed from the house or the broadcast, are those of the individual(s) speaking and do not represent the views or opinions of CBS or the producers of the program.”

Gay Actors, Characters Score Big With Emmy Voters Actors Chris Colfer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jane Lynch, Nathan Lane, and Evan Rachel Wood, director Todd Haynes, and activist Chaz Bono are among the openly LGBT people celebrating today with news that they received 2011 Emmy nominations this morning. Colfer and Lynch were nominated for best supporting actor and actress in a comedy respectively for their performances on Fox’s megahit Glee. Ferguson was also nominated as supporting actor in a comedy for his role as a gay dad in the ABC sitcom Modern Family, along with Eric Stonestreet, the straight actor who plays his husband.                          

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Stopping Discrimination Is Bad for Business, Governor Says Stopping businesses from discriminating against gay people would be bad for the economy, or so says the governor of Tennessee. Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill in May that voided antidiscrimination ordinances created by cities and counties, which had barred employers and others from discriminating against gay people. But Haslam told the Nashville City Paper that he’s not only against local ordinances. If someone proposed adding gay people to the state’s antidiscrimination law, he’d oppose that too.    

Jon Stewart Tries Not Saying What Everyone Is Thinking Despite a “comedy repression” session with Jerry Seinfeld, comedian Jon StewartJON STEWART AND MARCUS BACHMANN 390x (SCREEN) ADVOCATE.COM skewered Marcus Bachmann’s antigay stances on The Daily Show Wednesday. A hidden camera investigation by Truth Wins Out found that Rep. Michele Bachmann’s husband offers so-called reparative therapy at his string of Christian counseling clinics. When Stewart asked to see video of who would do such a thing, up came footage of the Bachmanns dancing during a campaign rally.

Harsh New Abortion Bill To Become Law In Missouri JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri doctors and Missouri Abortion Lawhospitals will face new restrictions and penalties for performing late-term abortions after Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday that he would let legislation backed by anti-abortion groups take effect without his signature. The law is part of a trend among states to limit abortions past the point when a fetus may be able to live outside the womb. Missouri’s proposal leaves it to doctors to determine viability on a case-by-case basis, unlike new laws in several other states that bar most abortions after 20 weeks.

California Governor Signs Landmark Gay History Bill Into Law SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill ThursdayCalifornia Gay History Law
making California the first state in the nation to add lessons about gays and lesbians to social studies classes in public schools.
Brown, a Democrat, signed the landmark bill requiring public schools to include the contributions of people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender in social studies curriculum. The Democratic-majority Legislature had passed the bill last week on a largely party-line vote. “History should be honest,” the governor said in a statement. “

Discovered: Mexico’s Record-Breaking Marijuana Plantation

Mexico Marijuana Plantation

 SAN QUINTIN, Mexico (Reuters) – Mexican soldiers discovered the biggest marijuana plantation ever found in the country in a remote desert surrounded by cactuses, a top army officer said on Thursday. Soldiers patrolling the area found 300 acres of marijuana plants being tended by dozens of men this week, said General Alfonso Duarte. He said the crop, which was found in the state of Baja California, about 200 miles/320 km south of San Diego, California, would have yielded about 120 tonnes and was worth about $160 million. “This is the biggest marijuana plantation we have found in the country,” Duarte said. The plants will be destroyed, he said.

                                                                                                                                                                                   


July 9, 2011

In His Own Words: How I Went Undercover at Bachmann’s Clinic

by Accidental Bear

File this one under ” The Best” and “Fascination”. John Becker finds out the truth always wins. He went undercover equipped with a hidden camera and hiding any evidence that he was a proud, proactive homosexual and turned himself into 007. His findings are astounding and incriminating  for the C]christian counseling center run by Marcus Bachmann. LIES, LIES & MORE LIES! AB

By John Becker, op-ed contributor

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John Becker is the communications and development director for Truth Wins Out.

The date was Thursday, June 30, 2011. I turned on the television and listened half-heartedly to the commercials as I busied about doing other things. All of a sudden I heard a voice saying, “Over the past few days, NBC News has learned how Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and her family have benefited from the very government programs she denounces.”

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June 10, 2011

Smorgasbord of News Headlines

by Accidental Bear

 

Bill Maher and Jane Lynch Give Dramatic Reading of Weiner’s Dirty Facebook Messages

 

Apology Falls Flat — Like Morgan’s Jokes The Human Rights Campaign issued a statement saying the 30 Rock star “did the right thing by apologizing,” but “that’s just not enough.” On its blog, Truth Wins Out said, “We are glad that he recognizes that he hurt and offended people. However, questions remain.” Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays executive director Jody Huckaby called for “meaningful action to prove the sincerity of that apology” and condemned Morgan for joking about violence “when kids are being assaulted, are dying.”

Mariners to Make “It Gets Better” Video 

MTV Pulls Controversial Skins  

Only Uncut Dicks For Russell Crowe We know for sure that the sword in Russell Crowe’s hand will never be used to cut the skin hood off of his son’s penis, because he thinks that shit is inhumane and wrong. Foreskin was on Russell’s mind yesterday when he let out a Twitter rant about his true feelings on circumcision. In the back of my mind, I’ve always wished that one day Russell Crowe would flame up over dick skin, but this isn’t what I had in mind at all.

Abandoned Baboon Adopts Bush Baby Orphan In Kenya — Oddest Animal Duo Ever? (VIDEO) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An abandoned bush baby and a yellow baboon have formed an unlikely companionship at an animal orphanage in Nairobi. The six-month-old female baboon, abandoned by its family in Maralal in Northern Kenya, is taking care of the three-month-old bush baby that was also abandoned by its family in central Kenya.

Man Tricked Nurse Into Changing His Diaper By Faking Brain Injury, According To Police A New Hampshire man is accused of faking a severe brain injury to trick a nurse into changing his soiled adult diaper. Investigators in Hooksett say Eric Carrier impersonated his own father and posted classified advertisements on Craigslist seeking an in-home caregiver to assist his son, who Carrier claimed had been injured in a car accident.


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