President Barack Obama on Friday proclaimed June as being the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride month, after celebrating that his administration is also extending family and immigration benefits to legally married gay couples and calling for more freedoms for gays in the workplace.
"I, Barack Obama, president of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2014 as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride month," declared Obama in remarks released by the White House Friday.
"I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people," he added. more >>
Nicolle Martin, lawyer for Jack Phillips, a Christian Baker and owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, has called a ruling by the state's Civil Rights Commission last Friday telling her client he cannot refuse to bake cakes for gay weddings "offensive and un-American."
An earlier report explained that the ruling, the culmination of a two year legal row, says Phillips, is prevented from refusing to make wedding cakes for gays due to Colorado's Anti-Discrimination Act, despite his deeply held Christian beliefs on homosexuality.
Phillips refused to make a wedding cake for two gay men, David Mullins and Charlie Craig, due to his faith in 2012, but the seven-member Civil Rights Commission concluded on Friday that it was unacceptable. more >>
The Bible is the "word of truth." It's mankind's user manual. It's the blueprint, even in suffering, for a joyful and fulfilled existence in this life, and an incomprehensibly glorious eternity in the next. The total truths and precepts inherent within the Judeo-Christian scriptures are both timeless and universally applicable to all people and peoples across the globe, be they Christian, Jew or pagan.
Obviously, neither pornography nor pornography use, in the modern sense, was around during ancient biblical times. Still, since all time is biblical time, and since the Bible transcends time and space, God, in His boundless love and wisdom, has given us specific truths that directly apply to the use and abuse of modern pornography in all its ugly forms.
Studies indicate that at least 70 percent of American men and 30 percent of American women regularly view online pornography. The numbers aren't much better among Christians with a 2011 ChristiaNet survey finding that 50 percent of Christian men and 20 percent of Christian women regularly use porn. more >>
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have managed to break their first record together less than one week after tying the knot.
Kardashian, the 33-year-old "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star, wed the father of her child and rap mogul Kanye West, 36, recently. Now, a photograph of the pair kissing following their wedding has already broken an Instagram record together.
The photograph shows the newlyweds locked in an intimate embrace at what looks to be an altar while in their wedding attire. The image garnered over 2 million hits on Instagram, breaking the record previously held by 20-year-old Canadian crooner Justin Bieber. more >>
Terrell Owens' estranged wife is selling her wedding dress on eBay.
Rachel Snider, a 33-year-old former postal worker, reportedly married Owens, 40, in a secret ceremony earlier this year, according to TMZ. However, the pair split two weeks after marrying and previously told TMZ that she felt she was used so that Owens could obtain a $2 million home loan in California.
Now, Snider is telling Radar Online how she plans to move on. more >>
Some, but certainly not all conservatives have elevated themselves to the status of "jerk" in both their words and actions. Here are some tips that may help alleviate the problem.
1) Stop talking about how the "crazy liberals" are trying to destroy America. Those "crazy liberals" live in America, so I sort of have a hard time believing that they are trying to sabotage their haven of safety, freedom and well-being. You can talk all day about how you think their views are destructive (and some of them are), but please, don't blast your social media with how they are intentionally trying to destroy their own homeland.
2) Quit acting like you know more than what you actually do. If you're going to talk about how Obama's latest speech was a whole bunch of hogwash, at least be able to communicate why. If you're going to blow up your Facebook friend's news feeds about how "communistic" the healthcare reform is, please be able to tell us all why and how that is. Acquiring and expressing a vast conservative-vocabulary after a few hours of soaking up Fox News programs doesn't make you knowledgeable. Some birds have the mental capacity to parrot things they hear; it doesn't mean they know what they're talking about. Get educated before you get vocal so that you can really contribute to the conversation. more >>