Friday, July 3, 2015
Funny, parody video where a gay son's parents are actually upset he doesn't WANT a big gay wedding.
Clip description: A family threatens to disown their gay son after he reveals he and his fiance won’t have a “gay wedding”.
True story - I got married twice (to the same hot hubby Michael). We got married first in Toronto in October 2003 and then again in California in October 2008. We only did the second one because we wanted an American marriage license.
BOTH were City Hall weddings :)
The decision once again puts the U.S. branch of the Anglican Communion at the forefront of mainstream Christian acceptance of gays and lesbians.
Presented at the church's triennial General Assembly on Wednesday, the resolution strikes the words "man and woman" from a marriage canon and replaces them with gender-neutral language.
Clergy, however, will not be compelled to perform same-sex marriages under the resolution. A clause in the revised canon states it "shall be within the discretion of any member of the clergy of this church to decline to solemnize or bless any marriage."
The vote on Wednesday represents the latest move by the U.S. branch of the Anglican Communion, which claims roughly 2 million members, to embrace the LGBT community.
From the Vanity Fair interview:
“I think this one is probably more what people wanted in the first film,” he told me. “We just couldn’t do it on the first movie. I think we all wanted there to be moments like that in the first film, but the reality of that world is not all giggles and fun. We had to let people understand that we knew the world, that it’s a real one, not savory at times, at least the one I was privy to.”And bonus round - check out Channing busting 7 dance moves in 30 seconds:
“Every time I’ve put on a thong and am ready to walk onstage, I’m like, ‘Why do I want to do this?’ ”
I asked Tatum if he’d ever do it again—not in a film, not as a joke, but for real, in front of a mob of women, on a dark night when he could dance one of the classic pieces: the waylaid fireman; the cop who has other ways of settling the ticket; the street rapper who rides the pony. “Well, we’re going to start a [Magic Mike] show in Vegas, and I’ll never say never,” he told me. “I wouldn’t mind going out there and doing it one more time. Or maybe twice. But, you know, every time I’ve put on a thong and am getting ready to walk onstage again, I’m like, ‘Why do I want to do this?’ It’s very uncomfortable to be in a thong in front of a thousand people.”
"That was going to be one of our plot points. To thong or not to thong. But my wife was like, ‘You cannot have a movie without these guys getting in thongs.’ ”
The family is once again under investigation the Department of Human Services and the fate of their reality show 19 Kids and Counting is still undecided.
The impending lawsuit sets up a nightmare scenario for TLC: if the network brings back 19 Kids and Counting, the show could be on the air while the Duggars are fighting a lawsuit that exposes all of Josh’s secrets surrounding the molestations and how the family covered it up.
Instead of a law, his new approach is to file the idea as a constitutional amendment, which he thought she would have to clear for signature gathering.
And he still doesn't see anything wrong with his idea. He says being gay has been a crime for centuries.
Kamala Harris, California Attorney General, had this to say: “Anyone who will take up their own time, or anyone else’s time, advocating for murder of innocent people in a way that is so fueled by bigotry and hate is someone whose intelligence we should question.”
Award-winning actress (Ugly Betty) American Ferrera pens an awesome essay in response to Donald Trump's racist remarks about Latinos last week.
Mexico is "sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us," Trump said. "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
Just a snippet of America's dead-on statement to the Donald:
"You have made your thoughts on the Latino community clear and you continue to stand by them. And in return, we will do more than tweet about our indignation and beat piñatas of your likeness. We will silence you at the polls. We will vote and use our growing position in U.S. politics. Our fellow Americans who understand and value our contributions will join us. We know there is nothing that scares you more."
Since his comments, Trump has been dumped by NBCUniversal and Univision. His pageants, Miss USA and Miss Universe, are dropped from the networks' schedules.
And Macys is just the latest to sever business ties with him.
Great job, Donald.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Clip description: The sharks take bite out of the East Coast when the sharknado hits Washington, D.C. and Orlando, Florida.
Poise, Proselytizing and Pronunciation
The video I shared this morning of a hysterical (literally) demonstration of Christianity on cocktails has, in a novel moment of clarity, been removed by the woman who recorded it. Which is why Jesus tapped me on my perfectly tailored shoulder earlier and said, “Grab that crazy while you can.” For your viewing pleasure: My two favorite ladies of poise, proselytizing and pronunciation.Posted by Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian on Thursday, July 2, 2015
District Court enters Judgment in #Lousiana Marriage Case. Will post full doc momentarily @equalityla @LaEqualityCase pic.twitter.com/Rt5ryBPquc— Equality Case Files (@EQCF) July 2, 2015
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has dragged his feet using every tiny possible excuse to avoid allowing the rulings of SCOTUS and the Fifth Circuit Court on marriage equality.
The latest excuse last night was that the state would not recognize same-sex marriages until the original ruling by the district court was rescinded.
The Fifth Circuit set a deadline of July 17th to act, BUT the district court moved on it.
From the ruling:
IT IS ORDERED that this Court's Order and Reasons and the accompanying Judgment dated September 3, 2014, are hereby recalled and rescinded; IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Article XII, Section 15 of the Louisiana Constitution, Article 89 of the Louisiana Civil Code, and laws enacted pursuant thereto, violate the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and may not be enforced against the Plaintiffs or any other same-sex couple; IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Article XII, Section 15 of the Louisiana Constitution, Article 3520(B) of the Louisiana Civil Code, and laws enacted pursuant thereto, violate the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and may not be enforced against the Plaintiffs or any other same-sex couple.New Orleans Advocate says that as of Noon today all Louisiana Parishes are issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
And - DONE.
|Michigan couple Scott and Brandon tie the knot after SCOTUS ruling|
In commemorate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of the freedom to marry nationwide, we present this celebration of love. Because in the end, #LoveWins.
Matt Baume gets to the root of those who are so up in arms about LGBTs recently getting full marriage rights in the US.
(Well, "full" if you ignore what's happening in Louisiana and Texas right now...)
Same-sex couples are getting married, and somehow the world has not yet ended.
But wait - some anti-gay politicians keep warning we're just moments away from the collapse of civilization.
Here are some of the dumbest -- and most dangerous -- things they're saying.