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Check out Twitchy's amazing social media photo album of today's Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. In cities across the country, thousands of happy and peaceful customers turned out to show their support of the First Amendment and free enterprise. Here's a nice video montage: Readers send more reports and pics: Reader Rick: "I just wanted to let... Read More
Today is National Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, but judging from the nationwide social media reports last week, customers didn't wait for the official day to start showing their support. The fast-food chicken restaurant has seen standing-room-only dining areas and clogged drive-through lines all week since the mayors of Boston and Chicago openly declared their desire to... Read More
It's one thing for Hollywood moppets and television Muppets to protest Chick-fil-A over the fast-food chain president's support for traditional marriage. They're private citizens and entities. But when an elected public official wields the club of government against a Christian business in the name of "tolerance," it's not harmless kid stuff. It's chilling. This week,... Read More
In defense of Brad Pitt's mom by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 Hollywood and the American left love diversity, except when it offends their "progressive" value system. Witness the reaction to actor Brad Pitt's mother, Jane, who publicly opposed President Obama's re-election. Mrs. Pitt's pro-life, anti-gay marriage statement to her local paper last week... Read More
How the Gay-Marriage Mob Slimed Manny Pacquiao by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is guilty -- of being true to his Catholic faith. The gay-marriage mob is guilty -- of the very ugly bigotry it claims to abhor. And left-wing media outlets are guilty -- of stoking false narratives that... Read More
No surprises here: Here's the decision: 10-16696 #398_Decision(function() { var scribd = document.createElement("script"); scribd.type = "text/javascript"; scribd.async = true; scribd.src = " var s = document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(scribd, s); })(); What's next? Appeals and more appeals: ProtectMarriage, the backers of Proposition 8, can appeal Tuesday's decision to a larger panel of the 9th Circuit or go... Read More
My column today spotlights the left-wing/New York Times alliance against Chick-Fil-A. Anti-corporate/anti-Christian blogs + MSM advocacy journalism = job-sabotaging smear machine. Chick-Fil-A isn't the only one in the restaurant industry targeted by the progressive mob over the past month. The SEIU has been waging open-borders attacks on restaurant chain Chipotle simply because the company complied... Read More
The ruling is here. From the ruling's conclusions of law: "Plaintiffs challenge Proposition 8 under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the 14th Amendment. Each challenge is independently meritorious, as Proposition 8 both unconstitutional burdens the exercise of the fundamental right to marry and creats an irrational classification on the basis of sexual... Read More
Hollywood and political celebrities are such lemmings. AIDS ribbons. Foreign baby adoptions. Livestrong bracelets. Now, every fame-seeker and left-wing panderer wants his/her mouth duct-taped to show solidarity with the gay marriage movement. The latest slave to fashion? Cindy McCain, following in the oh-so-edgy-for-Tinseltown footsteps of her daughter, MEghan: Who's silencing these Prop. 8 opponents? They're... Read More
I noted the highly unusual scheme hatched by liberal California Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker to turn the Prop. 8 challenge court proceedings into a show trial. The US Supreme Court has just blocked Walker's plans to put the trial on a delayed YouTube broadcast while it considers the legal issues: Bench Memos' Ed... Read More
Judicial activism + far Left radical activism = Courtroom intimidation. Yesterday, liberal California Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker issued an unprecedented ruling that will put the trial involving a challenge to the Prop. 8 same-sex marriage ban on YouTube. SFGate.com reports: Next week's trial in San Francisco of a lawsuit challenging the initiative that... Read More
I noted a leading Maine gay activist's threat against traditional marriage proponents the day after Election Day. There's more: Nope, no Krugman columns decrying the "insane rage" of the Left yet.
Just like the anti-Prop. 8 mob in California, the left-wing mafioso in Maine are targeting Americans who oppose gay marriage. Where are all the civility police to decry the climate of hate?
Socially liberal Maine rejects a gay marriage initiative -- making it the 31st time (out of 31 tries) that voters have torpedoed such proposals. How long until gay marriage proponents start decrying America's "climate of hate?" 3, 2, 1...
Following in the footsteps of the anti-Prop. 8 mafia, two gay activist groups have announced plans to "out" Washington state citizens who sign petitions to oppose expanding same-sex partnership laws. Via the Seattle Times: Now, imagine the uproar if the roles were reversed and anti-gay marriage activists were publicizing the names of petitioners supporting same-sex... Read More
The San Francisco Chronicle's Joe Garofoli is providing a helpful public service for angry, anti-Prop. 8 demonstrators looking for companionship. He's just published hook-up instructions from "progressive techies" on how to locate the nearest protest (hat tip: JWF): Nope, the paper did NOT provide similar services for Tea Party activists. But
They'll be back.
I'll be darned. Stay tuned for more details. AP news alert: "California high court upholds gay marriage ban but allows existing same-sex marriages to stand." LATimes: "The California Supreme Court today upheld Proposition 8’s ban on same-sex marriage but also ruled that gay couples who wed before the election will continue to be married under... Read More
Hope you are well-rested from the Memorial Day weekend. Lots on the docket -- literally. Obama's SCOTUS pick is widely rumored to be revealed sometime this week: The Washington Times has questions about short-lister Elena Kagan. Not the first time we've seen soft-on-terrorism machinations by an Obama leftist: As the Wall Street Journal's "Political Diary"... Read More
Saudi Arabia's "Miss Beautiful Morals" contest.
Here's your follow-up to the vulgar gossip blogger Perez Hilton's attack on Miss California USA Carrie Prejean. On MSNBC (natural habitat of slimers), Hilton says he takes back his apology for calling Prejean a "dumb b*tch" and then pours on even more slime by laughing that while he called her that epithet he was really... Read More
Disgrace.
Well, here's your liberal tolerance for you. Gossip blogger/barrel-scraper Perez Hilton was a judge at the Miss USA pageant last night. He asked Miss California, Carrie Prejean, whether she supported legalizing gay marriage. Prejean answered respectfully that she disagreed with the legalization movement, but supported states' rights to put the question up for a vote.... Read More
"...it does leave me with a bit of a sick feeling in my stomach."
Hell is frozen over. The New York Times has finally come to the realization that the anti-Prop. 8 mob in California is intimidating traditional marriage supporters with its blacklist maps. What took them so damn long? (link)
We were considered fascists for questioning theirs, but it's patriotic for them to question ours. Per Hot Air headlines, Hollywood lib Tom Hanks tars Prop. 8 supporters as "un-American." As opposed to all of those patriots gathering black lists and compiling maps of people who exercised their right to vote and dared to express political... Read More
The tolerance bullies are at it again -- engaging in renewed property damage in the name of peace, love, and understanding. Oh, and shooting themselves in the foot to boot. The anti-Prop. 8 mob opened up their new year by spray-painting a Catholic church in San Francisco's Castro district to protest support for traditional marriage.... Read More
California AG Jerry Brown promised to uphold the will of the people. Then the anti-Prop. 8 mob reared its ugly head. So, now he's changed his mind. Feel the power of the rainbow-colored fist: More on his brief from LAT: It is the attorney general's duty to defend the state's laws, and after gay rights... Read More
"Not everyone has to believe the same things." Or do they?
I've blogged several times about how the anti-Prop. 8 mob hounded the El Coyote restaurant in Los Angeles over the $100 donation of its longtime manager, who happens to be a practicing Mormon. Now, read this -- a closer look at how the mob ruined the manager's life: A life thrown into turmoil by $100... Read More
The sun rose today. The world didn't end. So now, the anti-Prop. 8 mob is back to bashing Mormons and denying that gay activists have gone overboard with their blacklist tactics and bullying campaigns. Via the Deseret News:
The fishwrap of record whitewashes the anti-Prop. 8 mob.
Blogger Jane Q. Republican points to this NYT piece today heralding the anti-Prop. 8 activists on Day Without A Gay day. Notice anything missing? Yup, the fishwrap of record whitewashes the anti-Prop. 8 mob. Some rage is not fit to print.
Strike out.
Terrific. First, the tolerance bullies work to get other people fired from their jobs for donating to the Prop. 8 traditional marriage ballot measure. Then, the anti-Prop. 8 mobsters all decide to take off work themselves and "call in gay" to prove how indispensable they are to the economy. "Day Without a Gay" commences tomorrow.... Read More
Be "tolerant." Or else.
You remember Marjorie Christoffersen. My friend Diana West first alerted me to her plight in the aftermath of Prop. 8's passage. Christoffersen is the Mormon restaurant manager of the El Coyote restaurant in Los Angeles who committed the sin of donating $100 to the traditional ballot measure. Her individual donation spurred an angry mob of... Read More
Low notes.
A bunch of Hollywood libs produced "Prop. 8: The Musical," with the obligatory ridicule of people of faith and Jack Black-as-Jesus. If the opponents of Prop. 8 stuck to cheesy dinner theater protests like this, I'd have no problem. It's the insane mob attacks, sweeping blacklists, and church vandalism that give them a bad name.... Read More
"It's a shame."
Angry gay activists in Austin, Texas, have published their own blacklist to punish supporters of California's Proposition 8. The anti-Prop. 8 mob in Texas is targeting entire businesses over private individual donations. The insane rage rages on: Gay marriage activists who lost at the ballot box in California are now lashing out at businesses that... Read More
Yield.
This is such a shame. I mentioned the uproar in Hollywood over L.A. Film Festival director Richard Raddon's contribution to the Yes on Proposition 8 traditional marriage initiative campaign last week (link). Well, the tolerance bullies have won. Raddon has resigned. Via Variety (hat tip - Steve G.): Under mounting pressure, LA Film Festival director... Read More
Hmmmm.... She better watch out. The tolerance bullies are not going to be pleased.
"Men seeking men" has now been enshrined with "I have a dream" as a civil rights rallying cry of the 21st century.
My syndicated column today expands on yesterday's eHarmony post (link). As I note, eHarmony will be forking over $5,000 to the gay plaintiff and $50,000 to New Jersey's Civil Rights office. Here's the entire settlement the company agreed to, via onlinedatingmagazine. There's more on the class-action lawsuit against eHarmony proceeding in California here. And Jacob... Read More
Scroll down for updates... So, this is "progress?" eHarmony, a Christian-targeted dating website, gets sued by a gay man demanding that the business match him up with a same-sex partner. The New Jersey Attorney General intervenes on behalf of the gay plaintiff and forces eHarmony to change its entire business model. To be clear: The... Read More
My first syndicated column of the week today chronicles the insane rage of the anti-Prop. 8 mob that's not on your newspaper front pages or nightly news. The lawsuits are piling up: "Four Bay Area counties are the latest to join the legal fight to try to stop state Proposition 8, a ban on same-sex... Read More
In your face. And other body parts.
Watch gay activists hound Christians in San Francisco's Castro district: Even some left-wing blogs are starting to realize this is bad p.r. for their side. From the YouTube user's description of the confrontation, which got physical: After just singing and worshiping God for a while, Roger decided that we should all hold hands in a... Read More
Tolerance, L.A.-style.
This story keeps getting more pathetic. Diana West first alerted me to the plight of the El Coyote Mexican Cafe, whose manager donated $100 to the Prop. 8 campaign. A mob of gay marriage activists browbeat her into tears and guilt over the contribution. They threatened the restaurant with boycotts and protests. And now, the... Read More
The opponents of Proposition 8, the traditional marriage initiative that passed 52-48 in California, are holding a nationwide protest today. Will they control themselves? Or will we see more blacklisting, harassment, and intimidation? Prop. 8 supporters want to know -- as I've wondered -- where the soul-fixers and healers are:
You must read this. Read the whole thing. Make sure you get to this part: Yoo-hoo. Soul-fixer. Hello?
Blacklists and bullies.
Pssst. Hey, "Lightworker." Yeah, you, "Mr. Soul-fixer." Bearer of "Hope and Change." Across the country, there are broken souls in need of fixing. They are the opponents of Proposition 8, California's traditional marriage initiative, which passed 52-48 (the same margin you won by, Lightworker). Perhaps you would care to weigh in and work your healing... Read More
52 to 48.
I think it's time for Democrat leaders to counsel the anti-Prop. 8 mob to stop the protests and accept the will of the people of California. Tell them to leave the churches alone. Tell them to stop blocking traffic and impeding businesses and harassing elderly couples and targeting donors. It's over. You lost. Move on.... Read More
"They should be on it and on it until they get it done."
The GOP governor of California is encouraging church-bashing protesters to continue to defy the will of the people and wreak havoc until Proposition 8, the traditional marriage ballot measure, is overturned. Yep, Arnold Schwarzenegger -- who wants to "rebrand" the Republican Party in his image -- apparently applauds the mob taking to the streets and... Read More
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Gay marriage activists in California refuse to accept the passage of Prop. 8, the traditional marriage initiative. They've marched in Los Angeles. They're targeting the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City. And they're threatening to burn down churches and hunt down people of faith who supported the ballot measure: Decisions by voters in Florida, Arizona... Read More
Diversity.
So, who supported the traditional marriage initiative in California? Black and Latino Obama voters, according to exit polls. Here: California's black and Latino voters, who turned out in droves for Barack Obama, provided key support for a state ban on same-sex marriage. Christian, married and older voters also helped give the measure the winning edge,... Read More
"Teachable moment."
Welcome to reason number 9,999,987 to homeschool. I guarantee you this is the tip of the iceberg for the anti-Proposition 8 propaganda campaign in California. Via ProtectMarriage.com: In the same week that the No on 8 campaign launched an ad that labeled as “lies” claims that same-sex marriage would be taught in schools to young... Read More
We don't need no education.
Prop. 8 is the high profile ballot measure on the California ballot this November that would overrule the state supreme court's decision earlier this year upholding the constitutional right to gay marriage. Looks like public school teachers and school boards up and down the state are more interested in battling over the ballot measure than... Read More
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