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WATCH: Child Yells at People Outside Church That Vowed to Support Gay Marriage

A church in North Carolina vowed to stop performing marriages until its pastors are allowed to officiate weddings for gay couples. A young boy stood outside the church yelling remarks to the churchgoers and their support of same-sex marriage.

The Church posted the following statement:

"On the matter of same-sex marriage, Green Street UMC sees injustice in the legal position of state government and the theological position of our denomination.  North Carolina prohibits same-sex marriage and all the rights and privileges marriage brings.  The Leadership Council has asked that their ministers join others who refuse to sign any State marriage licenses until this right is granted to same- sex couples."

(via Reddit)

Posted by Dan Leveille at 3:36am
So You Still Think Homosexuality Is Sinful? [Infographic]
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So You Still Think Homosexuality Is Sinful? [Infographic]

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Posted by Dan Leveille at 4:27pm
Man kills 4-year-old on assumption that he is gay
A North Carolina man is accused of killing a 4-year-old boy on the assumption that he is gay, according to WRAL. 
Peter Lucas Moses, 27, led a “religious” group of women and children and according to the report, they feared him.
Moses shot 4-year-old Jadon Higganbothan in the head in fear that the child was gay. According to prosecutors, Moses assumed that the child might be gay because his father had left his mother. He told the mother, Vania Rae Sisk, to “get rid” of the child.
Prosecutors said that Larhonda Renee Smith, 40, told Moses that Jadon had hit another child’s bottom. After hearing this, Moses became angry and started walking around the house with a gun. Later, she told him that he had hit another child’s bottom.

"He starts screaming, ‘I told you to get rid of him!’" and told Sisk, “‘How am I going to do this?’" [District Attorney Tracy Cline] recalled the witness’ account.
Moses ordered two of the women to set up computers and speakers in the garage, prosecutors said they were told by the witness. They said he started playing music with the Lord’s Prayer in Hebrew, took Jadon in the garage and shut the door, and the women then heard a gunshot.
Prosecutors said the witness told them that the women helped clean up the body of Jadon, who had been shot in the head, and put it in a suitcase in Moses’ master suite. He later told them to get the body out because it was beginning to smell, prosecutors said.

Moses also killed Antoinetta Yvonne McKoy, 28, after he learned that she couldn’t have children and wanted to leave the group.
Sisk, Smith, and Lavada Harris face charges of first-degree murder for McKoy’s death and accessories in Jardon’s death.
(Photo: WRAL)

Man kills 4-year-old on assumption that he is gay

A North Carolina man is accused of killing a 4-year-old boy on the assumption that he is gay, according to WRAL

Peter Lucas Moses, 27, led a “religious” group of women and children and according to the report, they feared him.

Moses shot 4-year-old Jadon Higganbothan in the head in fear that the child was gay. According to prosecutors, Moses assumed that the child might be gay because his father had left his mother. He told the mother, Vania Rae Sisk, to “get rid” of the child.

Prosecutors said that Larhonda Renee Smith, 40, told Moses that Jadon had hit another child’s bottom. After hearing this, Moses became angry and started walking around the house with a gun. Later, she told him that he had hit another child’s bottom.

"He starts screaming, ‘I told you to get rid of him!’" and told Sisk, “‘How am I going to do this?’" [District Attorney Tracy Cline] recalled the witness’ account.

Moses ordered two of the women to set up computers and speakers in the garage, prosecutors said they were told by the witness. They said he started playing music with the Lord’s Prayer in Hebrew, took Jadon in the garage and shut the door, and the women then heard a gunshot.

Prosecutors said the witness told them that the women helped clean up the body of Jadon, who had been shot in the head, and put it in a suitcase in Moses’ master suite. He later told them to get the body out because it was beginning to smell, prosecutors said.

Moses also killed Antoinetta Yvonne McKoy, 28, after he learned that she couldn’t have children and wanted to leave the group.

Sisk, Smith, and Lavada Harris face charges of first-degree murder for McKoy’s death and accessories in Jardon’s death.

(Photo: WRAL)

Posted by Dan Leveille at 5:45pm

Pope visits Spain, greeted by gay kissing flash mob

The Pope visited Barcelona, Spain on Sunday, and was greeted by gay kissing flash mob. Participants were protesting the Pope’s condemnation of gay marriage laws in Spain.

The flash mob, which was organized on Facebook, attracted around 200 participants, according to the New York Times.

"Many gay Spaniards don’t see why they should pay for the Pope’s visits, only to have their way of life criticized"

During the Pope's homily on Sunday, he defended traditional families and denounced Spanish laws allowing gay marriage.

The protest gained more media attention last week, when Facebook shut down the event’s page, but was later reinstated. A Facebook official stated that the event was created by a fake account, which violates Facebook’s policies.

Gay marriage has been legal in Spain since 2005. A 2007 Pew Research study showed that 82% of Spain supported homosexuality and 9% did not (9% were unsure).

Posted by Dan Leveille at 11:44pm

8: The Mormon Proposition Trailer

Last week, Equalitopia gave away free tickets to a special screening with the filmmakers of 8: The Mormon Proposition in select cities.

8: The Mormon Proposition is a film by Reed Cowan narrated by Dustin Lance Black about the Mormon Church’s historic involvement in the promotion and passage of California’s Proposition 8.

8: The Mormon Proposition exposes the Mormon Church’s historic involvement in the promotion and passage of California’s Proposition 8 and the religion’s secretive, decades-long campaign against gay rights. The film takes place in California and Utah as Mormons, following their prophet’s call to action, wage spiritual warfare with money and misinformation against gay citizens, doing everything they can to deny them of marriage and the rights that come with it. 8: The Mormon Proposition opens in theaters on June 18th, 2010, two years after the first gay marriages took place in California (June 17th, 2008).

Posted by Dan Leveille at 10:35pm
Reblog to win tickets to a special screening of 8: The Mormon Proposition
Equalitopia is giving away tickets for you and a guest to special screenings of 8: The Mormon Proposition in select cities.
8: The Mormon Proposition is a film by Reed Cowan narrated by Dustin Lance Black about the Mormon Church’s historic involvement in the promotion and passage of California’s Proposition 8.
How To Win
If you can make it to one of the screenings listed, simply reblog this post for a chance to win! You can also tweet for another chance to win!
If your contact information (email, IM, Twitter or Facebook) is not found on your Tumblr blog, please simply include one of those pieces of information so we can contact you.
Screenings
Los Angeles (Tuesday, June 8th, 7:30pm)American Cinematheque at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
San Diego (Wednesday, June 9th, 7:30pm)Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15, 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Chicago (Sunday, June 13th, 7:00pm)Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State Street, Chicago IL 60601
New York (Monday, June 14th, 7:30pm)Chelsea 9 Cinemas, 260 W 23rd St., New York, NY 10011
Washington DC (Tu esday, June 15th, 7:30pm)Landmark E-Street, 555 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
About the film
8: The Mormon Proposition exposes the Mormon Church’s historic involvement in the promotion and passage of California’s Proposition 8 and the religion’s secretive, decades-long campaign against gay rights. The film takes place in California and Utah as Mormons, following their prophet’s call to action, wage spiritual warfare with money and misinformation against gay citizens, doing everything they can to deny them of marriage and the rights that come with it. 8: The Mormon Proposition opens in theaters on June 18th, 2010, two years after the first gay marriages took place in California (June 17th, 2008). Read more at the official website.

Reblog to win tickets to a special screening of 8: The Mormon Proposition

Equalitopia is giving away tickets for you and a guest to special screenings of 8: The Mormon Proposition in select cities.

8: The Mormon Proposition is a film by Reed Cowan narrated by Dustin Lance Black about the Mormon Church’s historic involvement in the promotion and passage of California’s Proposition 8.

How To Win

If you can make it to one of the screenings listed, simply reblog this post for a chance to win! You can also tweet for another chance to win!

If your contact information (email, IM, Twitter or Facebook) is not found on your Tumblr blog, please simply include one of those pieces of information so we can contact you.

Screenings

Los Angeles (Tuesday, June 8th, 7:30pm)
American Cinematheque at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028

San Diego (Wednesday, June 9th, 7:30pm)
Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15, 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Chicago (Sunday, June 13th, 7:00pm)
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State Street, Chicago IL 60601

New York (Monday, June 14th, 7:30pm)
Chelsea 9 Cinemas, 260 W 23rd St., New York, NY 10011

Washington DC (Tu esday, June 15th, 7:30pm)
Landmark E-Street, 555 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

About the film

8: The Mormon Proposition exposes the Mormon Church’s historic involvement in the promotion and passage of California’s Proposition 8 and the religion’s secretive, decades-long campaign against gay rights. The film takes place in California and Utah as Mormons, following their prophet’s call to action, wage spiritual warfare with money and misinformation against gay citizens, doing everything they can to deny them of marriage and the rights that come with it. 8: The Mormon Proposition opens in theaters on June 18th, 2010, two years after the first gay marriages took place in California (June 17th, 2008). Read more at the official website.

Posted by Dan Leveille at 2:44am

Polish priest wants “faggots” burned at the stake

Father Raphael Trytek of Krakow, Poland told reporters at a gay rights protest that “faggots” should be burned at the stake.

The reporter asks why the priest uses the word “faggot” rather than “gay,” and he says “‘Gay’ suggests something positive while it is very negative, therefore the word “faggot” is very appropriate.” (translated)

He goes on the say that homosexuality is a choice and a disease and that homosexuals should be burned at the stake.

(via USU Shaft)

Posted by Dan Leveille at 9:51pm
UK Government suggest the Pope should bless gay marriage and launch Papal-branded condoms

The Foreign Office has been forced to issue a public apology after an official document suggested Britain should mark the Pope’s visit this year by asking him to open an abortion clinic, bless a gay marriage and launch a range of Benedict-branded condoms.
The document, obtained by the Sunday Telegraph, also suggested  Benedict XVI could show his hard line on the sensitive issue of child  abuse allegations against Roman Catholic priests by “sacking dodgy  bishops” and launching a helpline for abused children.  
The ideas were included in a paper titled “The  ideal visit would see…” which was distributed to officials in  Whitehall and Downing Street preparing for the historic visit in  September. A cover note said the paper stemmed from a brainstorming  session and accepted that some of the ideas were “far-fetched”.
An investigation was launched after some recipients of the memo  objected to the disrespectful tone of the paper.

UK Government suggest the Pope should bless gay marriage and launch Papal-branded condoms

The Foreign Office has been forced to issue a public apology after an official document suggested Britain should mark the Pope’s visit this year by asking him to open an abortion clinic, bless a gay marriage and launch a range of Benedict-branded condoms.

The document, obtained by the Sunday Telegraph, also suggested Benedict XVI could show his hard line on the sensitive issue of child abuse allegations against Roman Catholic priests by “sacking dodgy bishops” and launching a helpline for abused children.  

The ideas were included in a paper titled “The ideal visit would see…” which was distributed to officials in Whitehall and Downing Street preparing for the historic visit in September. A cover note said the paper stemmed from a brainstorming session and accepted that some of the ideas were “far-fetched”.

An investigation was launched after some recipients of the memo objected to the disrespectful tone of the paper.

Posted by Too at 6:18pm
City can’t force owner to remove “to be gay = death” sign
A Wyoming man who has painted “to be gay = death,” on his fence near a high school cannot be forced to remove it, according to city officials.
According to the report by trib.com, the sign is placed where many students walk to high school. Chris Trumbull claims that he painted it there because “because society is not looking at the truth.”
The sign is Trumbull’s interpretation of the Bible passage Leviticus 20:13, which states:

If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

After refusing to remove the message when asked, city officials claim that the message is protected speech and there was nothing the city could do to remove it.
(Photo: Dan Cepeda/Star-Tribune)

City can’t force owner to remove “to be gay = death” sign

A Wyoming man who has painted “to be gay = death,” on his fence near a high school cannot be forced to remove it, according to city officials.

According to the report by trib.com, the sign is placed where many students walk to high school. Chris Trumbull claims that he painted it there because “because society is not looking at the truth.”

The sign is Trumbull’s interpretation of the Bible passage Leviticus 20:13, which states:

If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

After refusing to remove the message when asked, city officials claim that the message is protected speech and there was nothing the city could do to remove it.

(Photo: Dan Cepeda/Star-Tribune)

Posted by Dan Leveille at 1:29pm