Quote of the Day: February 2011

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How Will Evangelical Christians Deal With It?

Filed by Bil Browning | February 28, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I think a lot of Christian conservatives are going to try to deny the obvious. I mean, when we talk about same-sex marriage, we talk about something that is already legal in one form or another in basically twelve states....Read More


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Fred Karger Files FEC Complaint

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 28, 2011 | 7:29 AM | comments

"The party of Abraham Lincoln should be inclusive and welcome all to discuss the important issues of today. As someone who has been actively involved in Republican politics my entire life and worked on nine presidential campaigns, including three as...Read More


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When All Else Fails, Embarrass Them

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 27, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We feel let down by the brewery. We want to cause them as much embarrassment as we can." --Percy Jones, one of the gays who's trying to do anything they can to prevent a Cardiff gay bar from going straight...Read More


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Liberalism Has Inverted Itself

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 26, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The left once dismissed the market as exploitative. It now honors the market as rational and humane. The left once disdained mass culture as exploitative; now it celebrates it as rebellious. The left once honored independent intellectuals as courageous; now...Read More


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Hyderabad Gays Protest Anti-Gay Sting

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 25, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We are calling for a boycott of the news channel after they telecast a program 'exposing' gays in Hyderabad. They logged into a gay dating site after creating a profile and shared a few profiles on television, in what they...Read More


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Prop 8 Attorneys Ask for It to Be Lifted Now

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 24, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I think the combination of what the California Supreme Court did by suggesting it might take up to a year to resolve the procedural questions and what the U.S. government did today might induce the Ninth Circuit Court to respond...Read More


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Why Scott Brown Voted for DADT Repeal

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 23, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I'm in the military, I'm still serving. I'm a lieutenant colonel. There are gays in the military, and when they come home injured or dead, I don't ask if they are gay or straight....All the leaders said -- and I...Read More


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Thinking Things Through

Filed by Bil Browning | February 22, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We are caught up in the winds that blow every which way. And in the hullabaloo the thinking man is driven to ponder where he is being blown and to long desperately for some quiet place where he can reason...Read More


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Indy Star Weighs In on Marriage Amendment

Filed by Bil Browning | February 21, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's important to note that the choice facing Hoosiers isn't between their moral convictions and their economic interests. Again, gay marriage is not legal in Indiana, nor is it on the verge of becoming so. The choice is over whether...Read More


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The 'I' States

Filed by Bil Browning | February 20, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"In case you get your I-states mixed up, Iowa has same-sex marriage, Illinois just got civil unions, and Indiana has nothing of the sort." -- Blogger Zack Ford in a post that eviscerates the Indiana Family Institute's Ryan McCann's recent...Read More


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Transgender in Nepal

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 19, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"My family does not let me [leave] the house if I do not set off for [my] office in a boy's dress-up." --Bhawana Dhakal, a trans woman in Nepal who rents another room to change and put on make-up in...Read More


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Obligation to Rights and Dignity

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 18, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Everyone has an obligation to ensure that people have rights and dignity. It's just a question of doing something to counter the hate. It's about people in the area going to work on Friday and seeing something beautiful and loving...Read More


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The Time For Nice

Filed by Bil Browning | February 17, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The time for nice is over. They stole marriage from us in California. They took away our rights in Maine. Enough is enough. If they want to, are willing to, rip our families apart - and they already have -...Read More


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Gays Can't Be Conservative

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 16, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"'Gay' is liberal, not conservative, regardless of what their stand may be on government spending or taxes. It's why, like all liberals, they use language to create reality, rather than appreciate that words have meaning that reflect reality. So they...Read More


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North Carolina Pride Gets Hate from Chickens

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 15, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I think people that write anonymous crap like that are chickens." --Nags Head Mayor Bob Oakes, on the hate Pride in North Carolina's outer banks has been getting in the local paper...Read More


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Break Away Lutheran Churches Don't Want Back In

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 14, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"There are those who say this about forgiveness. Why wouldn't we say, 'Yes, we're back. Thank you for seeing it the way we did 20 years ago'? And for us, it's also a question of: What would be the benefit...Read More


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Tom Duane to Sponsor Marriage Law

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 13, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We would get a program bill and I would give it to Tom Duane. Normally, it would go to a majority member, but Tom has been the sponsor of that bill and I would offer it to him." --New York...Read More


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Asian-Americans at CPAC

Filed by Bil Browning | February 12, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"100% of the Asian Americans at #CPAC11 support full equality for #LGBT Americans. Both of us are gay." -- Lt Dan Choi on Twitter while attending CPAC yesterday...Read More


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Gay Androids

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 11, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This is why ... people don't marry with non-humans. But also if you pass this bill you will set the groundwork that one day when artificial intelligence is that advanced, we will be considering whether or not people can marry...Read More


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Rhode Island Compromise on Marriage Looks Familiar

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 10, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"There seems to be an issue with a word and I want to make sure there is equality. If we're hung up on a word, let's use a different word." --Rhode Island Rep. Karen MacBeth, a conservative Democrat, on the...Read More


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The Injuns Had It Comin'

Filed by Bil Browning | February 09, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

"The native American tribes ultimately resisted the appeal of Christian Europeans to leave behind their superstition and occult practices for the light of Christianity and civilization... Thomas Jefferson three times signed legislation appropriating federal tax dollars for the evangelizing of...Read More


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Say No to Issues Not Perhaps Arising Within

Filed by Bil Browning | February 08, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Should conservatives not reach out to others, not participate in events or forums that perhaps arising within those forums are issues that maybe we don't personally agree with? And I say 'no.'" --Sarah Palin on GOProud going to the CPAC,...Read More


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Ann Rice on Leaving Christianity

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 07, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

''The vast majority of [e-mails] I got were from believers who had also walked away from organized religion.... The second biggest group I got were from Christians who were [gay-] inclusive.... That was an eye opener. I didn't know there...Read More


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Dennis Kucinich Asks about Bradley Manning

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 06, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"As you know, I am concerned about reports of his treatment while in custody that describe alarming abuses of his constitutional rights and his physical health," --Rep. Dennis Kucinich in a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates Friday about Bradley...Read More


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Jesus Is Leading the Gay-Friendlies

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 05, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Our United Methodist Church, ashamed and repentant in the past, ended official and unofficial restrictions on candidacy, ordination and appointment for reason of race, gender and ethnicity. We believe the God we know in Jesus is leading us to issue...Read More


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Tons of Kissing in Hoover Biopic

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 04, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's not a kissing scene. It's a ton of kissing scenes. I actually just met [DiCaprio] for the first time Saturday at the DGA Awards. He's a talented actor. I am not nervous or afraid of it being awkward. The...Read More


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Obama Shouldn't Attend The Family's Breakfast

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 03, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It is a combination of the intolerance of the organization's views, and the secrecy surrounding the organization. It doesn't mean they shouldn't be allowed to hold their breakfast; of course they should. The question is, Should American officials be lending...Read More


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Psst, World Congress of Families, You're Not Helping Chick-fil-A

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 02, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I wish other corporations did half as much for the natural family, as Chick-fil-A, which promotes pro-family values through its WinShape Foundation, including helping orphans and sponsoring seminars that help people strengthen their marriages and become better parents." --Larry Jacobs...Read More


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Islam Is Behind Some Protestantism on Gay Acceptance

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 01, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I'd say Islam is, in a best-case scenario, maybe 40 to 50 years behind where some of the Protestant denominations are today. In most Muslim communities, it's just not even on the radar screen." --Faisal Alam, founder of Al-Fatiha, an...Read More