Sunday, February 14, 2016

Republican Revisionism In Practice

Italian PM Matteo Renzi Stands Up To The Catholic Church

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who has been noted to be uncharacteristically quiet on same-sex unions as the issue is being decided by lawmakers, on Friday hit out at the Catholic Church after a top bishop pushed for a secret parliamentary vote on amendments to a sex-civil union bill.
Head of the Italian bishops’ conference, Angelo Bagnasco, had urged lawmakers in the upper house to allow secret voting to ensure they really followed their consciences, according to Italian media reports.
Renzi told the influential Church to stop meddling in parliamentary affairs.
‘Parliament decides whether or not to allow secret votes… not the head of the bishops’ conference,’ Renzi was quoted as saying during an interview with RAI state radio.
What is there to fear from two people who love each other? Why not give these rights to two people who love each other? The majority of the country is clearly in favor of it,’ he said.
The bill is currently before the Italian Senate which is due to begin voting on it Tuesday.
If the Senate approves the bill, it will go to the lower house, the Chamber of Deputies, for final approval.
Italy is the only major Western country that does not recognize same-sex civil unions or marriage.

We all know the real reason the Bishop wants a secret ballot, it's so the religious bigots in the government can caste their vote without fear of reprisal from voters who want Italy to move in a more progressive manner.
Even the Pope knows he's losing this battle, that's why he's reaching out to those backward nations that still cling to their patriarchal, heteronormative bigotry... wonder how long it will take for him to make a show of unity with Islamic Sharia nations and embraces ISIS leaders as brothers?

Death Becomes Her

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died on Saturday in Texas. He was 79. According to various reports, Scalia died of natural causes. The associate justice was found dead by a person associated with Cibolo Creek Ranch in West Texas after he failed to appear for breakfast. Scalia attended a private party on Friday at the luxury resort with about 40 people.
An unnamed federal official told the San Antonio-Express News that there was no evidence of foul play.
Conservatives immediately announced that they would attempt to block President Barack Obama from appointing Scalia's successor. Republican presidential candidates Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio and Ben Carson said that the “next president” should name his replacement.
CNN reported that Obama will nominate Scalia's replacement and that a likely candidate is federal Judge Sri Srinivasan, 48.

Scalia, the longest-serving member of the Supreme Court, is known for his strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. Last year, he lashed out at the court's majority decision striking down state bans on gay marriage. It was “the furthest imaginable extension of the Supreme Court doing whatever it wants,” he said.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Daily Porn...Mancunt Muscle


Just Muscle

The GOP Feeding Frenzy Over Who Hates Queers Most Continues

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has responded to GOP rival Ted Cruz's suggestion that he and Marco Rubio's opposition to marriage equality is weak.
Cruz took aim at his rivals while speaking at the Carolina Values Summit at Winthrop University on Thursday.

While Trump and Rubio have said that they oppose the Supreme Court's June finding that gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry, they've also said that they would abide by the “law of the land.”
“Those are the talking points of Barack Obama,” Cruz said.
“Lying Cruz put out a statement, 'Trump & Rubio are w/Obama on gay marriage.' Cruz is the worst liar, crazy or very dishonest. Perhaps all 3?” Trump tweeted on Friday.
“How can Ted Cruz be an Evangelical Christian when he lies so much and is so dishonest?” he added.
Later in the day, Trump threatened to sue Cruz “for not being a natural born citizen.”

United By Hate

The meeting between Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in Cuba on Friday (12 February) is the first meeting of it’s kind in almost 1,000 years, since the church split in two during the 11th century.
During the meeting, the two leaders took the opportunity to denounce same-sex marriage alongside poverty and war.
In a joint statement issued by the Vatican, they say: ‘The family is the natural center of human life and society. We are concerned about the crisis in the family in many countries.
‘The family is based on marriage, an act of freely given and faithful love between a man and a woman. It is love that seals their union and teaches them to accept one another as a gift. Marriage is a school of love and faithfulness.
‘We regret that other forms of cohabitation have been placed on the same level as this union, while the concept, consecrated in the biblical tradition, of paternity and maternity as the distinct vocation of man and woman in marriage is being banished from the public conscience.’
The pair also spoke out against a perceived war on Christian traditions and freedoms, saying: ‘The Christian churches are called to defend the demands of justice, the respect for peoples’ traditions, and an authentic solidarity towards all those who suffer.’
Despite being more progressive on LGBT issues than previous heads of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has repeatedly spoken out against same-sex marriage, having recently told Vatican judges: ‘there can be no confusion between the family God wants and any other type of union’.
Patriarch Kirill has been staunchly against LGBT rights, having once said the legal recognition of same-sex marriage is ‘a very dangerous sign of the apocalypse’.

Isn't it comforting to know, that we, as a minority wield so much power and influence over the love lives of str8 couples, that these two, after over a thousand years of ideological differences, can now overcome those differences and stand united in a vision of pure malice and hate.
Wasn't it just last year, that everyone, including gay publications everywhere, extolled the virtues of this media savvy hate monger just because he made a simple little statement that everyone chose to wrap their lips around and suck on like it was the juiciest cock they have ever seen? 
This puppet master has indeed proven himself worthy of being hoisted to the forefront of one of the largest hate groups in the history of mankind.
Just goes to show how desperate the gay community has become, even for the tiniest portion of acceptance from a vile, disgusting religion whose sole purpose is to control it's victims through fear and self loathing...seems to me, he's succeeding.

Thursday, February 11, 2016


Rachel Maddow: "As A gay person In 1992 I didn't feel like Bill Clinton had my back”

Following Senator Bernie Sander's victory in New Hampshire, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow challenged the idea that the media is liberal.
In his victory speech Tuesday, Sanders reiterated his support for LGBT rights.

“We must pursue the fight for women's rights, for gay rights, for disability rights,” Sanders said. “We must against stronger and stronger opposition protect the right of a woman to control her own body.”
Sanders said that voters in New Hampshire had confirmed “the beginning of a political revolution.”
“It is a political revolution that will bring tens of millions of our people together. It will bring together working people who have given up on the political process. It will bring together young people who have never participated in the political process. It will bring together blacks, and whites, Latinos, Asian-Americans, Native Americans, straight and gay, male and female. People who were born in America, and people who immigrated here.”
“We will all come together to say loudly and clearly that the government of our great nation belongs to all of us, not just a few wealthy campaign contributors. That is what this campaign is about, that is what the political revolution is about,” Sanders said.
Maddow said the notion that the media was liberal just wasn't true.
“I look at all the young people, particularly at this Bernie Sanders event. I was 19 in 1992 when Bill Clinton was running on the Democratic side. And at the 1992 Republican convention, Pat Buchanan got up there and gave this culture war speech where he basically declared a crusade against minorities and particularly gay people. And as a gay person watching that in 1992 I didn't feel like Bill Clinton had my back. I didn't feel like the Democratic party had my back,” Maddow told viewers.
“He was talking about agreeing with Ronald Reagan that government was the problem and all this stuff. If you are a liberal, you are not in the majority in this country and you know it and it always feels that way.”
“But this Democratic race with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders campaigning this way against each other, that happened because Bernie Sanders got into this race and all these kids who are enthused about this race, whether or not they're supporting Bernie Sanders directly, are never going to feel like mainstream politics isn't about them,” she added.

VH1's Hit The Floor's Closeted Gay Couple Jude And Zero

The pro basketball soap opera Hit the Floor is going all the way with its romance between an NBA superstar and his former agent who is now a team executive.
On this week’s episode of the VH1 series, Zero (Adam Senn) passionately kisses Jude (Brent Antonello) after the opening game of the season in front of the team owner, his teammates and the rest of the world.
Zero had declared his love for Jude in the previous episode not long after the two had reunited by having a steamy encounter inside of a closet at a team party.
The two became involved physically last season but Jude put the brakes on the affair because he wanted a real relationship and not a secret affair.
‘He wants to be with Gideon (Zero’s real name), the guy that he knows. Not the Zero, the model with all the girls and stuff like that. It’s bugging Jude a lot,’ Antonello says in a video recapping the episode.
What pushes Zero into public action is finding out that Jude has slept with an agent named Lucas (Jonathan Bennett) who only wants to have sex with the Jude, not date him.

So instead of Lucas meeting Jude courtside after the game as planned, Zero is there instead and that’s when the kiss happens.