Wednesday, April 16, 2014

From both sides (T24R-5)

Christian Brethren-owned camp discriminated against gays: court
The Age
He believed the religious exemption applied as the refusal of the accommodation was necessary for both the CYC and the manager to comply with their genuine religious beliefs. Justice Redlich believed the exemption ... Ms Hackney said she told resort ...
discrimination at Vic Christian campNinemsn
LGBTI youth win discrimination case against Christian groupGay News Network

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Slate Magazine (blog)

Is It Possible to Be Fine With Gays But Against Gay Marriage?
Slate Magazine (blog)
Even if I believed that any of these justifications could exist without the taint of homophobia (I sincerely doubt it), their function in the realm of laws and social conventions is still homophobic. ... In a consideration of the comparison ...

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Cleveland Cabbies Say It's “Against Their Religion” To Drive Cabs Sporting Gay ...
Though it's unclear whether the homophobic drivers will be replaced permanently, TPD claims another company has been brought in to staff the 75-cab fleet that was left unmanned. “It is expected to take about two to three weeks to repopulate the fleet ...

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'Boyfriend Twins': Gay couples that look alike (
Image: WASHINGTON – The Westboro Baptist Church, an extremist organization known for its anti-gay activism, announced that it will picket the funerals of the three people killed in Sunday afternoon's...

Gay Rights Advocates Are Nazi 'Homofascists' Who Will Kill Christians, Rick ...
Huffington Post
"Many [LGBT rights advocates] really do console themselves with fantasies of their own Kristallnacht, in which Christians are euphemistically 'taken out of the way' as part of the 'gay'-stapo's 'final solution' to the 'Christian problem,'"Allen wrote ...
Christian radio host: Nazi 'race of super gay male soldiers' is coming to ...Raw Story

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World Vision Announces Gay Christians In Same-Sex Marriages Are Eligible To ...
Huffington Post
World Vision President Richard Stearns told Christianity Today that his organization, one of America's largest Christian charities, will be changing its employment policies with regard to LGBT individuals. The organization previously required its some ...
World Vision: Why We're Hiring Gay Christians in Same-Sex
A Major Christian Charity Lifts Its Same-Sex Marriage Ban for EmployeesThe Wire
World Vision Christian Charity Announces Gay AcceptanceGuardian Liberty Voice
EDGEOnTheNet -Raw Story
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LGBT activists throw 'pink brick' at pro-family leader
Oh, the crazy irony of it, says a Christian pastor long singled out for demonization by LGBT activists. Scott Lively, one of the more outspoken critics of the “gay” activist agenda, including same-sex marriage, has been selected to receive this yearamp;#39;s ...

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by John-Henry Westen TORONTO, February 28, 2005 ( – Two weeks ago reported that Canadian Tire was standing behind its sponsorship of a controversial show called “My Fabulous Gay Wedding.” Since that time the corporate offices of Canadian Tire have been showered with…
by John-Henry Westen GROVE CITY, PA, February 10, 2005 ( - A study to be published in the March 2005 issue of the journal Human Genetics, and available online now, undermines the commonly promoted view that homosexual orientation is determined by genetic factors.  The study’s lead author, Brian…
by Hilary White LASALLE, February 10, 2005 ( - Fr. John Walsh, the “Parochial Administrator” (parish priest) of St. Jean de Brebeuf parish in LaSalle Quebec, told MacLean’s Magazine last week, that he is open to marrying homosexual partners in his Catholic church. Last week…

Christian Post

Anti-gay activists celebrate Mississippi 'religious freedom' law
Mississippi quietly passed its “religious freedom” law Tuesday, prompting alarm from gay and lesbian rights activists who say it could be used to justify discrimination in the name of religion. The Mississippi version is narrowed from the religious ...
Mississippi Lawmakers Approve Religious Freedom Bill SB 2681, Gov. Phil ...Christian Post
Mississippi Legislature Passes Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom' BillTowleroad
Mississippi Passes Religious Freedom Bill; Anti-Gay Activists ThrilledNew York Magazine
The New Civil Rights Movement
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Parents group offended by religion teacher's blog criticising gays
WA today
A volunteer religious instructor at a Mitcham primary school has come under fire from an activist group about a blog post labelled as offensive to homosexuals and minorities. Karen Dobby, an Access Ministries volunteer religious instructor at Antonio ...

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Muslim drivers' protest against taxi ads for Gay Games spurs reader comments
The Plain Dealer
The drivers recently notified their employers, Ace, Yellow Taxi and Americab, that they didn't want to drive cabs with taxi-toppers promoting the Gay Games ads because it violates their religious beliefs. When there is space available that hadn't been ...

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Recent Religious Headlines [T11R-4]

If you want to understand what is happening in Crimea, it helps to know something about the role religion plays in the crisis. That's what I told the journalism class at Red River College last month. Each year the class brings me in to talk about why it's important for journalists to know
Belgium's gay Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo calls on African leaders to respect the rights of minorities, including homosexuals, saying their "persecution" cannot be tolerated.
In getting to know me, many people are surprised that I’m Christian. In an already religiously unaffiliated society, LGBTQ members are twice as likely to have no affiliation. read more
A conference this weekend invites residents to talk about the ways religion and LGBT issues intersect in churches, synagogues and other faith spaces.
There is a lot of criticism of religion, especially when it comes to how it handles modern global issues, such as LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) rights. The church is often criticised for been old-fashioned.
On Palm Sunday, Carl Siciliano, a Catholic advocate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) homeless youths, made an impassioned plea to Pope Francis on their behalf.
ADDIS ABBA, Ethiopia (AP) â€" Two groups in Ethiopia said Thursday that they will hold an anti-gay demonstration later this month, a move that puts Ethiopia in line to become the next African country to increase the public demonization of gays.
Two groups say they are holding April 26 demonstration in response to alarming rates of homosexual acts in the country.
Brendan Eich has stepped down as CEO of Mozilla, after a debate over the executive's donation to an anti-gay marriage initiative threatened to overtake the company's inclusive reputation. In a blog post, Mozilla confirmed the resignation, adding that the company "prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn’t live up to it," adding, "we know why people are ...

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