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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Happy Saturday!

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Can You Say MMM...

Pentagon warns gay troops to stay silent for now

This is so insane...This is such discrimination i can not even believe this is happening...

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department on Friday warned gay troops that if they disclose their sexual orientation now, they could still get in trouble.

In a new memo, the Pentagon's top personnel chief cited a "legally uncertain environment" facing service members during a court battle over the 1993 law known as "don't ask, don't tell."

The Obama administration is appealing a ruling by a federal judge in California on Tuesday that struck down the law, which bans openly gay service members.

The Defense Department has said it will comply with the court order for now — freezing any discharge proceedings and technically ending its decades-long policy of discriminating against gays. But it is uncertain what would happen if the court grants the administration's request for a temporary stay on the ruling.
If the court agrees to the stay, it is presumed the military would reinstate the old policy.

"We note for service members that altering their personal conduct in this legally uncertain environment may have adverse consequences for themselves or others should the court's decision be reversed," wrote Clifford Stanley, the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness.

Vintage Babs...

Love this...

Teens Arrested In Hate Crime...

County police arrested three local teenagers Thursday for allegedly assaulting a fellow teen and hurling anti-gay slurs at him during a bus ride home from a Hicksville BOCES school. Cops classified the assault as a hate crime.

David Spencer, 18, of North Valley Stream, and 16-year-olds Chase Morrison, of Lakeview, and Roy Wilson, of Baldwin, slapped and kicked the 14-year-old boy around 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, police said. The trio began taunting the boy while on the school bus heading home from the Cantiague Rock Road BOCES complex. Spencer and Morrison made disparaging remarks about the victim's sexual orientation using the words 'bitch,' 'gay' and 'faggot,' according to Lt. John MacEwen, commanding officer of the Second Precinct."

As the verbal harassment escalated, the victim walked to the back of the bus, where he was followed by all three teens who started physically assaulting him. According to MacEwen, they slapped him in the head and face, and stomped on and kicked his arms, stomach, legs and thighs. The bus driver stopped the bus and told the boys to sit down or she wouldn't continue driving. A pregnant bus aide was present on the bus.

The victim did not report the assault to school officials until the following day, after a morning bus ride during which the trio threatened to "get him" later in the day, according to police. School officials immediately reported the incident to the victim's parents and to police, who are still investigating the case.

Ok, an 18 yr old and two 16 yr old's attack and beat up a 14 yr old? WTF? I am so tired of this shit. I hope they throw the book at these animals...

Andrew Cuomo Suports Gay Marriage Bill...

At last night’s Empire State Pride Agenda dinner, Andrew Cuomo, the Democrat running for governor, said he supports a gay marriage bill.

Reports the New York Daily News:

“I don’t want to be the governor who just proposes marriage equality. I don’t want to be the governor who lobbies for marriage equality. I don’t want to be the governor who fights for marriage equality. I want to be the governor who signs the law that makes equality a reality in the state of New York,” said the Democratic nominee.

The declaration was “music to our ears,” one activist said."

Happy Friday!!!

Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fur Flew On The View Today!!!!!

Whoopi and Joy, walked off the set after a confrontation with Bill O'Reilly over the proposed New York mosque. Watch it below. Fun stuff...

Yehuda Levin, drops support for Paladino after apology...

Good! Stick with your gay hating group bigot...And remember this situation so the next time you get all up in arms about an anti-Semitic person (Mel Gibson anyone?), you feel the sting...

An Orthodox rabbi says he’s withdrawing his endorsement of New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino because the Republican apologized for comments he made about gays.

Rabbi Yehuda Levin, who represents an umbrella organization of ultra-Orthodox clerics, accused Paladino on Wednesday of bowing to political pressure when he apologized for a speech in which he said children shouldn’t be “brainwashed” into thinking homosexuality is acceptable.
Levin – speaking in New York City in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral – says he can’t support Paladino’s campaign “until such time as he straightens out.”

Paladino spokesman Michael Caputo said in an e-mail that the rabbi and Paladino “agree on many things and disagree on some, too. He’s entitled to his opinion.”"

Gov Appeals DADT...

Even though we knew this was coming, we were hoping that they would not go this route...Shameful...

The Department of Justice requested a stay Thursday of a federal judge's injunction barring enforcement of "don't ask, don't tell."

Justice Department attorneys filed the request to U.S. district judge Virginia A. Phillips in Riverside, Calif., this afternoon.

Should Phillips deny the request for a stay, government attorneys will file an emergency request to the U.S. court of appeals for the ninth circuit.

Christine O’Donnell Defends DADT....

Christine O’Donnell, the Republican senate candidate from Delaware, repeatedly defended the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in a debate Wednesday night by arguing that the military also does not allow adultery.

O’Donnell said, “A federal judge recently ruled that we have to overturn “don’t ask, don’t tell.’ There are a couple of things we need to say about that. First of all, judges should not be legislating from the bench. Second of all, it’s up to the military to set the policy that the military believes is in the best interest of unit cohesiveness and military readiness. The military already regulates personal behavior in that it doesn’t allow affairs to go on within your chain of command. It does not allow if you are married to have an adulterous affair within the military. So the military already regulates personal behavior because it feels that it is in the best interest of our military readiness. I don’t think that Congress should be forcing a social agenda on to our military. I think we should leave that to the military.”

The Wonk Room reports, “Pressed by debate moderator Wolf Blitzer about why the United States is one of the few NATO members to prohibit open service, O’Donnell reiterated her offensive simile and added, ‘If the heads of all four branches of the military said [they favored repeal], then it would be up to them, not me as U.S. Senator to impose my social agenda whether it’s for or against ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.”

And to O'Donnell's lesbian sister ( who lives in my hood) are you still going to try and sell us on your sister not being anti-gay? You need to wake up...

Peter LaBarbera Is A Dumbass...

Just like Tony Perkins, Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, released a statement claiming activists are exploiting tragedies to silence religious opponents. How self indulgent. This asshole needs to get over himself and thinking that religion is the end all be all to this world. Religion is a personal belief. It is not a law in this country that every American has to adhere to. This is the land of the free. Freedom for each of us to follow whatever path we choose or follow what we innately are. Being gay is not a choice. However this idiot thinks so. But most of all the self-righteousness that people like LaBarbera and Perkins have, to think that everyone should follow what THEY say, is just pathetic...Get a life you ignorant people. And further more, how would LaBarbera know the truth about homosexuality unless he was a homosexual?

LaBarbera wrote:

Homosexual practice is always wrong. To advocate for this lifestyle, including homosexual relationships, is also wrong. Advocacy of a sin is itself a sin.

It is immoral to “mainstream” homosexuality to children in schools in the guise of teaching tolerance and diversity.
No sincere Christian supports violence or hatred directed at homosexuals. In fact, Christians want homosexuals to accept Christ, repent of their sin and be forgiven — and change their lifestyle, as countless former “gays” have. Violence and abuse toward homosexuals is the work of people who reject Christian love and compassion.

“Bullying” in any form is wrong and must be stopped. But it can be addressed without promoting acceptance of homosexuality.

“Anti-bullying” measures must not become a Trojan Horse to advance the pro-“gay” agenda.
Many homosexual activists are anti-religious bigots, stemming from their hatred of the Church for opposing homosexuality as a sin. Often these militants claim that religious people who oppose homosexuality are on a par with racists – a spurious and hateful analogy.
Homosexuality has nothing to do with race. Skin color cannot be changed. In contrast, thousands of ex-lesbians and ex-gay men testify to the reality that homosexuality can be overcome.

Driven by their hatred of moral opponents, homosexual activists like Human Rights Campaign are shamelessly exploiting the suicides of homosexual youth and violent attacks against homosexuals to demand that religious bodies stop speaking against homosexuality. Their aim is to silence all opposition.

The liberal media – which is now practically an arm of the homosexual movement – is also promoting the false linkage between speech critical of homosexuality and gay suicides and violence against homosexuals. This must stop. The media must return to its proper role of reporting both sides on homosexuality – which starts by acknowledging that there is another side to this debate.

Christians who believe that the proper response to anti-homosexual hatred in our society is to downplay biblical truth are naïve and misguided. Now more than ever, young people and all Americans need to hear the truth: that homosexuality is wrong, unnatural and often unhealthy (one in five “men who have sex with men” has HIV: CDC) – but that it can be overcome through Christ.

Jan Brewer's Camp Doing Doing Damage Control On Gay Rumor Of Opponent...

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s campaign manager is apologizing to anyone offended by his suggestion that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry Goddard is gay.

A message posted Wednesday on the website of Brewer campaign manager Chuck Coughlin’s political consulting firm says his suggestion Tuesday regarding 20-year-old rumors about Goddard was only intended to make a point.

According to the post, that point was that it was ridiculous that Brewer’s health was being questioned in Internet blog posts.

And it says doing that doesn’t insinuate or imply anything further.

Goddard’s campaign spokeswoman called the suggestion about Goddard’s sexual orientation “abhorrent” and Brewer herself said it was ridiculous and irrelevant. Goddard is married."

It just goes to show you that Republicans believe that calling someone gay is still a perfectly good undermining tactic to gain votes. As if being gay is a wrong thing, liking it to calling an opponent a Nazi or a member of the KKK... Grow up...Why is it taking so long for these idiots to catch on?

Gavin Rossdale Talks About Past Gay Fling...

Mr. Gwen Stenfani, Gavin Rossdale, is coming clean about rumors of a past fling with cross-dressing British pop singer Marilyn. “I think at the outset there was a sort of fear—that was right at the beginning of Bush, and I didn’t want it to be part of it. It felt like a cheap shot, so I was like, ‘I’m not getting involved.’ I’ve never wanted to appear closed about it. It’s not something I’ve talked about really because it’s always been in the glare of a tabloid world,” Gavin told Details in the mag’s November issue of his youth fling with the gender-bending singer. “It’s just one of those things: Move on. When you’re 17, Jesus Christ. I don’t think there’s anything strange about any form of – you’re learning about life. It’s a part of growing up. That’s it. No more, no less.” Adding, “That was it. You have to know what you like, and I know what I like.”"

Carl Paladino Top Campaign Strategist Marches In Gay Pride Parade...

I swear you can not write this crap! Paladino's campaign strategist Roger Stone, who is married was photographed taking part in a gay pride parade. But here is a nice twist to the story, Stone says he was at the parade and doesn't care what anyone thinks. Stone said the following:

"Yeah, I marched with Kristin Davis in the Gay Pride Parade. Proud of it," he told Politico. "I'm a libertarian Republican."

Finally a republican with balls to take part in a gay event and stand up and say F U if you don't like it....lols

ALBANY -- Maybe it's a good thing Carl Paladino skipped the Gay Pride Parade -- his aide went, and got a real earful!

Roger Stone, a key adviser to the Republican gubernatorial candidate -- who called the parade 'disgusting' -- not only went to the march, but joined in the festivities, doffing his shirt and getting his ear licked by a bosomy, nearly naked babe.

A photo from the event shows a blase'-looking Stone taking his licking from the all-but-topless, body-painted beauty in stride.

Another shot shows Stone returning the favor by closing in to kiss one of the strategically placed rainbow-colored stars on the sparkle-covered mammaries of his fellow marcher, who was identified by the Broward-Palm Beach New Times as 'fitness model' Kat ForTra."

Stone showed no such hang-ups when he marched shirtless in the parade on behalf of his other advisee in the governor's race -- self-described "Manhattan Madam" Kristin Davis, whose protest platform includes legalization of gay marriage, gambling, prostitution and marijuana.

Stone described his parade mate as "one of Kristin's volunteers" and shrugged off questions about how his participation might reflect on Paladino's "family values" campaign.

"Yeah, I marched with Kristin Davis in the Gay Pride Parade. Proud of it," he told Politico. "I'm a libertarian Republican."

Stone -- long one of the GOP's most notorious dirty tricksters -- was bounced from Republican Bob Dole's presidential campaign in 1996 after The National Enquirer revealed that he and his wife placed an ad in a swingers' magazine, Local Swing Fever.

Stone, a gay-marriage advocate, has minced no words about his displeasure with the anti-gay remarks Paladino made in Brooklyn Sunday to a group of ultra-Orthodox rabbis.

"When I asked what happened, the answer was no answer: 'Yeah, it was a f- -k-up.' "

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

For The Boys...

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Harry Jackson Petitions Supreme Court On DC Gay Marriage...

I can not stand this anti-gay bigot monger...

Harry Jackson, the bishop of a Maryland congregation, has petitioned the Supreme Court to hear a case on putting marriage equality in Washington, D.C., up to a vote.

Jackson has been a strident opponent of same-sex marriage in the district, which enacted marriage equality in December and began issuing marriage licenses in March.

Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solmonese issued the following statement:

'Today's petition by Bishop Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court is nothing more than a last-ditch attempt by outside interests to try to eliminate marriage equality in the District. Every court that has reviewed this case, including two Superior Court judges and the full Court of Appeals, has found Jackson's arguments to be without merit. We are confident that the District's highest court properly decided that the Council had the right to broadly protect human rights for all District residents by prohibiting discriminatory ballot initiatives.

'The Council and Mayor, representing District residents, overwhelmingly approved legislation providing for marriage equality. And we will remain vigilant against any efforts to take it away.'"

Robert Gates Says Congress Should End DADT, Not A Judge...

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday that abruptly ending the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy as a federal judge has ordered would have enormous consequences.

A day after a judge in California ordered the Pentagon to cease enforcement of its policy barring gays from openly serving in the military, Gates told reporters that the question of whether to repeal the law should be decided by Congress, and done only after the Pentagon completes its study on the issue.

"I feel strongly this is an action that needs to be taken by the Congress and that it is an action that requires careful preparation, and a lot of training," said Gates. "It has enormous consequences for our troops."

The defense secretary said that besides the changes in training, regulations will need revisions and changes may be necessary to benefits and Defense Department buildings.

Paladino once rented property to gay clubs...

My, my and the bullshitz keeps rolling...Sure, Paladino can make a living off the gays but don't let them have equal rights, they don't deserve it...Isn't that always the case. The scumNESS of these people. Even his gay nephew has now come out against this jerk off....And not the good kind! ;)

State liquor license records show that New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino had once collected rent from two gay clubs located in buildings he owned in downtown Buffalo, according to a published report.

Cobalt, which operated as a gay bar in 2004 and most of 2005, also was run by Paladino’s son, William, the Daily News reported Wednesday. It was housed in a building owned by one of Paladino’s many companies, Huron Group LLC, the newspaper said. The club was run under another corporate name.
Sometime in 2005, the club began catering to straight clientele, the Daily News reported.

The newspaper said liquor license records also showed that the other club, Buddies II, operated under the name Queen City Entertainment in another Paladino building in 2005 and 2006.

Buddies II described itself as a “bar where anyone and everyone is welcome (and) prejudices are left at the door,” the News said."

Mormon Are Still Douchebags....

Another back handed statement from the Mor-on church. They issued a statement after the HRC handed them a letter with 150,000 signatures asking them to retract anti-gay statements, their second in charge asshole Boyd K. Packer made over the weekend.

In the statement they said that they do not condone any  acts cruelty, belittlement or mocking toward any group including gays. Really, I beg to differ. Fighting to take away marriage rights to a group of people, in this case the gays is cruelty, belittlement and mocking. Its cruelty for the children of those gay families, it is belittlement saying that gays are not equal and it is mocking because they can marry whom they love but gays can not.

The Mor-on church are just complete assholes...enough said.

The Mormon Church chided its members Tuesday to consider whether their attitudes toward all people – including gays – followed Christian principles, responding to activists’ demand that a church leader withdraw anti-gay statements.

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest gay civil rights organization, delivered a petition letter carrying 150,000 signatures to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ headquarters, asking leader Boyd K. Packer to retract his statements in an Oct. 3 sermon that same-sex relationships are unnatural and can be overcome.

Packer, 86, is the second-highest ranking Mormon church leader and the next in line for the presidency of the 13.5 million-member faith."

In an official church statement about an hour after the activists delivered their petition, spokesman Michael Otterson called those deaths tragic.

“We join our voice with others in unreserved condemnation of acts of cruelty, or attempts to belittle or mock any group or individual that is different – whether those difference arise from race, religion, mental challenge, social status, sexual orientation, or for any other reason,” Otterson said. “Such actions simply have no place in our society.”

Otterson said church history is replete with examples of discrimination against Mormons and that members should be “especially sensitive to the vulnerable in society,” including gays.

The statement also reiterated the faith’s belief that all sexual relations outside of marriage are wrong and said the church defines marriage as being only between a man and a woman. Since the 1990s, the church has worked to prevent the passage of laws legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide and helped generate millions to fund California’s Proposition 8 in 2008.

The three-page statement fell short for activists seeking a reversal and an acknowledgment that same-sex attraction is an immutable human characteristic that cannot be changed.

“Unfortunately, the church did not use this golden opportunity to correct the record about their inaccurate and dangerous statements,” HRC Vice President of Communications Fred Sainz, said in an e-mail to The Associated Press. “Every human being deserves the God given right to love and be loved. It’s simply not reasonable to say ‘don’t act on temptations.’”

glee was Awesome! Babs and Judy...

glee's duet episode last night was great! Here is my favorite part of the show, Rachel and Kurt reenact the famous duet with Barbara Streisand and Judy Garland...I also put Babs and Judy's video below...

Happy @ Yahoo! Video

Tony Perkins and Washington Post Are Despicable...

Resident douchebag Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, took to a Washington Post blog claiming that recent number of gay teen suicides should be blamed on the gay community. I will let you read the rest below, however, Tony Baloney Perkins is an anti-gay bigot. He fights everything from gay marriage to gays in the military. The only people to blame for the gay teen suicides are the people like him who constantly promote hate, discrimination and the FALSEHOODS that homosexuals can convert to heterosexuality.

As far as the Washington Post goes, I am quite disgusted that on National Coming Out Day, the paper would publish on their On Faith Blog, such a heinous and inaccurate bigoted column. The  American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from the DSM (mental disorders list) in 1973, stating that “homosexuality per se implies no impairment in judgment, stability, reliability, or general social or vocational capabilities.” Not to mention in the wake of all these gay teen suicides, it was in extremely poor taste. I wonder if the Washington Post would publish a anti-Semitic column on Passover, or a anti-black column on Marting Luther Kind Day? Repulsive is all i have to say...

Continuing the paper's tradition of giving a platform to bigots, the Washington Post felt it appropriate toopen its arms to Tony Perkins's anti-gay bigotry on "National Coming Out Day."

In a column on the paper's On Faith blog, Perkins complained that "homosexual activist groups like GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) are exploiting" recent incidents of gay youth committing suicide after anti-gay "bullying." Perkins suggests that these tragedies are not caused by the homophobic attacks these individuals were subjected to, but rather because "homosexuals experience higher rates of mental health problems in general, including depression," and, according to Perkins, there's no "evidence to link this with society's general disapproval of homosexual conduct." Unfortunately for Perkins, the article he links to says no such thing.

Perkins links to a February 2002 American Psychologist article, which reported on the "results of several breakthrough studies are offering new insights on gay men, lesbians and bisexuals." While Perkins is right, "Several studies suggest that gay men, lesbians and bisexuals appear to have higher rates of some mental disorders compared with heterosexuals," he's totally wrong that these rates have nothing to do with discrimination. In fact, the article immediately goes on to report that "[d]iscrimination may help fuel these higher rates." The article reported: "In a study that examines possible root causes of mental disorders in LGB people, [Susan] Cochran [PhD] and psychologist Vickie M. Mays, PhD, of the University of California, Los Angeles, explored whether ongoing discrimination fuels anxiety, depression and other stress-related mental health problems among LGB people. The authors found strong evidence of a relationship between the two." Several other studies back up this finding.

Some homosexuals may recognize intuitively that their same-sex attractions are abnormal--yet they have been told by the homosexual movement, and their allies in the media and the educational establishment, that they are "born gay" and can never change. This--and not society's disapproval--may create a sense of despair that can lead to suicide.

DOJ Files Appeal On DOMA Ruling...

Knew this was going to happen...

The Department of Justice filed a one-page “notice of appeal Tuesday in the case of Gill v. Office of Personnel Management, a challenge to Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The case was heard in May 2010 by U.S. District Court Joseph L. Tauro, who ruled Section 3 of DOMA unconstitutional on July 8, 2010.

Mary L. Bonauto, director of the Civil Rights Project at the Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, the organization that brought the case, said she was not surprised by the filing.

“We fully expected an appeal and are more than ready to meet it head on,” said Bonauto. “DOMA brings harm to families like our plaintiffs every day, denying married couples and their children basic protections like health insurance, pensions, and Social Security benefits. We are confident in the strength of our case.”"

The Witch Of Phoenix Is Starting Gay Innuendos Against Opponent..

How typical, whenever republican scum candidates are feeling the heat, they start with the gay bating and accusing their opponent of either being gay or pandering to the gays...As if we are satins children...

PHOENIX - One day after having her health called into question, Governor Jan Brewer's camp is now asking if her opponent, Terry Goddard, is gay.

Goddard told News-Talk 92.3 KTAR's Mac & Gaydos he's not gay, but did say Brewer's political adviser Chuck Coughlin is trying to redirect the issue of the Governor's health.

'I don't know whether she's healthy or not but it seems to me that instead of trying to divert everybody on another issue, which she knows is completely false, they throw that out and try to divert everybody,' he said. 'Just like she's refused to debate or stand up and answer any questions.'"

Police Allegedly Ignore Gay Bashing Incident...

VANCOUVER — The victim of an alleged gay bashing last week feels victimized all over again after police initially refused to hear him out.

Thomas Pope, 21, said he was waiting for friends outside a McDonald’s in downtown Vancouver during the early hours Friday when two males walked up to him and started yelling.

“They said ‘What are you looking at f-----?’ and ‘Are you waiting for your boyfriend?’ I told them I wasn’t doing anything, that I was just standing there,” Pope said.

The man tried to avoid confrontation with the two men in his face – who he believed to be drunk – but it didn’t last long.

“One of them grabbed me by the shirt and pulled it so hard it almost came off,” Pope recalled. “He punched me in the face and I was getting beat up.”

His roommate called police and officers arrived on scene shortly thereafter.

That’s when the ordeal got “fun,” Pope said sarcastically.

“A woman officer put [the suspects] in handcuffs and said we were lucky we weren’t cuffed,” he claimed. “She said it was just a he-said-she-said incident and wouldn’t take my statement. They were off the clock and we were lucky they even responded to the call.”

The victim, whose jaw is now swollen, later found out the suspects were released.

Enraged that police “wouldn’t do their job,” Pope’s father contacted the office of Vancouver-West End MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert.

“They told me the officer didn’t believe their story and wouldn’t take a statement,” he said. “I contacted the police and they got back on the case.”

Florida’s First Gay Adoption...

Here is some great news. I just read this article, over at the Mike Thomas Blog...

Frank Martin Gill has become the first openly gay person to adopt a child in Florida in more than 30 years.

Gill was the foster dad who rescued two abused children from their crack parents. He and his partner have restored them physically and mentally, and given them the only family they’ve ever known.

Yet the state could have, at any time, removed the boys from his care. Gill wanted to give them a permanent home, but while the state allows gays to serve as foster parents, there is a ban against gays adopting children. The Legislature passed the ban in 1977 in the midst of an Anita Bryant religious crusade against homosexuals.
Gill challenged the adoption ban and prevailed in circuit court. The state appealed to the 3rd District Court of Appeal, which ruled in Gill’s favor on Sept. 22. Judges pointed out the absurd conflict in allowing gays to serve as foster parents, while not allowing them to adopt."

In any case, I asked DCF what was the status of the adoption. A spokesman said he would get back to me after checking with the lawyers and Secretary George Sheldon.

Here is his e-mail response: “I don’t speak legal very well, but both the secretary and our attorney said that as of 15 days after the Sept. 22 opinion, the adoption was legal and final regardless of a decision to appeal.’’

So as of Oct. 6, Frank Martin Gill was officially the boys’ father and nothing can change that now, regardless of what McCollum does.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Paladino Issues Apology - Feeling The Heat...

New York’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino has sent out an apology letter for anti-gay comments he made at a speech last week. In the press release, Paladino says he never meant to offend the LGBT community, his words were misinterpreted by the press, and he spells President Barack Obama’s name wrong."

Ok, now before you read the letter, I have to ad a comment here. The douchebag takes some of the blame himself however he claims that the "press misinterpreted and misstated" and that he was "handed a script". The press did no misinterpret or misstate anything he said. Paladino was on camera as he was making the speech and the petty comments about the gay pride parade. Is the dumbass  unaware of that? Whether he was handed a script or not is no excuse and further more putting the blame on the bigot who wrote the speech is pathetic and only shows he is trying to cover his ass because of the backlash. Is this the type of jerk off you want running New York?

In this line in his letter below "I am 100% against discrimination of any group. I oppose discrimination of any kind in housing, credit, insurance benefits or visitation." Is complete bullshit. Some one, please inform Paladino that being against gay marriage and threatening to veto any legislation permitting gay marriage is DISCRIMINATION. PERIOD. So do not use the term 100% against discrimination of any group. Oh and do not let his campaign manager Micheal Caputo inform him of that, because he thinks that the catholic church is not homophobic...

His so called apology is insulting. To think that we gays and straights would fall for such an obvious attempt at damage control...

Now for your reading pleasure, grab your barf bag, cause you will need it.

I am Carl Paladino, a father, a husband, a builder and a business owner. I am neither perfect, nor a career politician. I have made mistakes in this campaign - I have made mistakes all my life- as we all have. I am what I am - a simple man who works hard, trusts others, and loves his family and fears for the future of our State.
Yesterday I was handed a script. I redacted some contents that were unacceptable. I did also say some things for which I should have chosen better words. I said other things that the press misinterpreted and misstated. I sincerely apologize for any comment that may have offended the Gay and Lesbian Community or their family members. Any reference to branding an entire community based on a small representation of them is wrong. My personal beliefs are:
1) I am a live and let live person.
2) I am 100% against discrimination of any group. I oppose discrimination of any kind in housing, credit, insurance benefits or visitation.
3) I am 100% against hate crimes in any form.
4) I am in support of civil agreements and equal rights for all citizens.
5) My position on marriage is based on my personal views. I have the same position on this issue as President Barrack Obama. I have previously stated I would support a referendum by New York voters. I have proposed Initiative and Referendum so New Yorkers can decide important issues like this.
6) The portrayal of me as anti-gay is inconsistent with my lifelong beliefs and actions and my prior history as an father, employer and friend to many in the gay and lesbian community.
I am concerned with the future for all our citizens, gay, straight, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim and Agnostic. Although I am not perfect I do admit my mistakes. I will reach out to leaders of the gay community to educate me on how to better represent my support for the rights of all citizens. If elected as your governor I will stand and fight for all gay New Yorkers rights. I ask you for forgiveness on my poorly chosen words and the publication by others not involved with our campaign of unredacted script that did not reflect my oral statement or match my personal feelings. Please go to my to learn more detail about the issues including my staunch support for civil rights for all New Yorkers.

Florida's DCF Not Challenging The Over Turned Gay Adoption Band...

Florida's Department of Children and Families decided on Tuesday to not challenge a recent appeals court decision that struck down the state's 33-year-old ban on gays adopting children.

The Associated Press reports that Florida's DCF will now amend its forms so prospective parents are not asked if they are gay. But the ban is not completely dead — Florida's Republican attorney general, Bill McCollum, has until October 21 to appeal the case. McCollum, running for governor of Florida, is notorious for spending $120,000 in state money to hire antigay psychologist George Rekers as an expert witness defending the policy in the initial 2008 case in Miami-Dade circuit court. Miami-Dade circuit judge Cindy Lederman called Rekers's testimony biased, and it was largely discredited. In May, Rekers was discovered to have hired a gay prostitute to travel with him in Europe. The state's third district court of appeal upheld Lederman's decision last month."

Good news for Florida's gay parents. Although I am sure anti-gay douchebag McCollum is going to file an appeal...

Mathew Shepard...

12 years ago today...
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