Saturday, November 30, 2013

TMZ Reporting That "The Fast And The Furious" Star Paul Walker Has Died In Fiery Car Crash

Actor Paul Walker: Dead At 40
Wow! He was only 40!

Via TMZ:

Paul Walker -- best known for his role in "The Fast and the Furious" movies -- died Saturday afternoon after a single-car accident and explosion in Southern California ... TMZ has learned. 
The accident happened in Santa Clarita -- north of Los Angeles -- and according to multiple sources connected to Paul ... the actor was in a Porsche when the driver somehow lost control and slammed into a post or a tree ... and then the car burst into flames. 
Several of our sources -- some who are still at the scene of the accident -- tell us Paul and another person in the car were killed. Law enforcement is still on the scene, and we're told the L.A. County Coroner's Office is on the way.

Yes, You Should Exercise! Here Are The Physical & Mental Benefits

completely gratuitous shirtless guys photo

We are 1 month away from the start of New Years Resolutions.  Getting in shape is usually one of the top resolutions that people make. According to LifeHacker, here are the best reasons to do this.

10. You'll Improve Your Memory

9. You'll Have Better Posture

8. You'll Boost Your Confidence

7. You'll De-Stress

6. You'll Sleep Better

5. You'll Have More Energy

4. You'll Have Better Sex

3. You'll Get Sick Less Often

2. You'll Live Longer

1. You'll Just Be Happier

Get the full details at LifeHacker

Friday, November 29, 2013

Cardinal Timothy Dolan: Anti Gay Bigots "Out-Marketed" By Gay Marriage Activists

That cape is fabulous!!
Yes, because the struggle for civil rights is just like selling ketchup! 

In a way, he's right.  Granting gay people who love each other the same rights as straight people is a better pitch than "I don't want them to marry because, eew!!" 

Via JSonline:

New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan says the Roman Catholic Church has been "outmarketed" on the issue of gay marriage and has been "caricatured as being anti-gay."Dolan, the former Milwaukee archbishop, discussed the church's positions opposing same-sex marriage and abortion in an interview with "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory that will air Sunday on NBC. 
Gregory noted that Illinois just became the latest U.S. state to legalize gay marriage and asked, "Regardless of the church teachings, do you think this is evolving in such a way that it's ultimately going to be legal everywhere?" 
Or, he asked, will there be "a backlash" against gay marriage?"I think I'd be a Pollyanna to say that there doesn't seem to be kind of a stampede to do this," Dolan said. "I regret that." 
Asked why the church is losing the argument on gay marriage, Dolan responded, "Well, I think maybe we've been outmarketed sometimes. We've been caricatured as being anti-gay." 
He said the church supports "traditional marriage and is not "anti-anybody," adding, "When you have forces like Hollywood, when you have forces like politicians, when you have forces like some opinion-molders that are behind it, it's a tough battle."
Uh, Cardinal...I support "traditional marriage" AND gay marriage.  They aren't mutually exclusive.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Biggest Loser Trainer Bob Harper "Comes Out"...Officially

Honestly, I thought he was already out.  Gaydar systems, check!

He made it official on the show to support one of the contestants struggle with being gay and coming out to his father.  That was sweet of him!

Via US Weekly:

Bob Harper had his own revelatory moment on Tuesday's The Biggest Loser. On the Nov. 26 episode of the NBC reality weight loss competition show, the 48-year-old personal trainer came out as gay in order to encourage contestant Bobby Saleem. 
Saleem came out as gay on the show, but struggled to break the news of his sexuality to his father. To help encourage Saleem to come out to his dad, Harper decided to share his own story. 
"I haven't talked about my sexuality on this show ever," Harper explained in a confessional. "And now, meeting Bobby, I really do believe this is the right time. I want to show Bobby that he doesn't have to live in shame."

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Anti Gay Bigot Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy Receiving Equality Award From Atlanta Urban League

This is not an article from The Onion. This is real.  As you can expect, it's not going over very well.  The Urban League of Greater Atlanta defends its decision on its Facebook page by citing all the money he has given to the community.   So, to the Urban League, money = equality.  They are turning a blind eye to all the money Dan Cathy's foundation has given to anti gay organizations around the world.

Via Towle Road:

Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy is receiving an EQUALITY award from the Urban League of Greater Atlanta at its prestigious Equal Opportunity Day Dinner in November, Fenuxe reports:
 This year’s theme is “Celebrating Champions of Justice and Equality.” 
Honorees of the prestigious recognition this year include Congressman John Lewis, who is truly a shining beacon of equality, civil rights, and justice for all and Chick-fil-A CEO Dan T. Cathy. You may remember Cathy and the statements he made against gay marriage that sparked headlines throughout the world and a boycott of the chicken restaurant. 
Yes, Dan Cathy has since made amends with gay rights activist groups and has stopped donating to organizations that are overtly anti-gay, but his position on gay marriage remains the same. And the corporation is seemingly still donating large sums to organizations like the Marriage & Family Foundation and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which both promote marriage in the ‘biblical sense’ and are strongly and openly opposed to same-sex marriage. 
So, Chick-fil-A has basically taken steps to make themselves look better because it was hurting their business … but nothing really changed.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Funny Video: Throwing Shade Video Podcast Episode 17

This is one of my favorite video podcasts/web series or whatever the kids are calling it these days!  Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson make me giggle...a lot!  The snark meter is working overtime and they play off each other so well! Go girls!!

WARNING: There is NOT SAFE FOR WORK language!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Hawaii The Next State To Grant Marriage Equality!!

Hawaii will be the 15th State to grant marriage equality.  This country is becoming SO GAY!! 

Via America Blog:

Gay marriages will begin in Hawaii on December 2, 2013. 
The Hawaii state Senate has just passed legislation legalizing the marriages of gay couples in that state, and Democratic Governor Abercrombie says he will sign the legislation in the morning. 
The legislation goes into effect on December 2, so hopefully the marriages will begin on that date. 
Man, I’m getting dizzy.

Monday, November 4, 2013

NJ Parents Sue To Put Their Son Through Harmful "Conversion Therapy"

Make no mistake; These parents want to mentally abuse their child.  Conversion therapy has been completely discredited, even by conversion therapists.  This "therapy" has been proven to be harmful as well. If some idiot parent believes that arsenic is an effective drug for their child, should a doctor be allowed to administer it?

Via Towle Road:
New Jersey's ban on gay conversion therapy--signed into law by New Jersey's Republican anti-marriage equality governor, Chris Christie just a little over two months ago--is facing a new lawsuit filed by a couple arguing that their constitutional rights are being infringed upon since they cannot pursue treatment for their 15-year-old son.  
The AP reports:
The suit filed in federal court in Camden on Friday is at least the second to attack the law. A separate suit that names two licensed therapists among its plaintiffs awaits a judge's ruling, said Demetrios Stratis, an attorney involved in both cases.The unidentified New Jersey couple claim in their suit that the law violates their rights to free speech and freedom of religion, as well as their 14th Amendment right to equal protection, by "denying minors the opportunity to pursue a particular course of action that can help them address the conflicts between their religious and moral values and same-sex attractions, behaviors or identity."

Another Anti-Gay Religious Leader Admits To Extramarital Affair

FormerVision Forum Ministries Leader Doug Phillips - Still leader of Vision Forum Inc. 
I've never even heard of this one.  Seriously, if you job is to tell people that society the gays will destroy the family, shouldn't you not destroy YOUR family?!

Via Right Wing Watch:
Doug Phillips of Vision Forum and Vision Forum Ministries resigned last week over an extramarital affair. 
“There has been serious sin in my life for which God has graciously brought me to repentance. I have confessed my sin to my wife and family, my local church, and the board of Vision Forum Ministries. I engaged in a lengthy, inappropriate relationship with a woman. While we did not “know” each other in a Biblical sense, it was nevertheless inappropriately romantic and affectionate.” 
Phillips is the son of late conservative activist Howard Phillips and a leading advocate of Christian Reconstructionism and the patriarchal, anti-birth control Quiverfull.Kathryn Joyce in Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement calls Phillips “one of the most influential proponents of the conservative Christian patriarchy movement now flourishing among homeschoolers.”
So, the "Christian patriarchy movement" needs to seriously take a good look in the mirror instead of blaming "the gays".  Yeah, that will happen!

U.S. Rep And Gov. Candidate Mike Michaud Comes Out As Gay

Congressman Mike Michaud

He is currently running for Maine Governor and there have been rumors and "whisper campaigns" by his opponents.  If elected, he will be the first Openly Gay Governor in the U.S.

Via Towleroad:

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, (D-ME) who is also running for governor of Maine, came out of the closet today in response to "whisper campaigns, insinuations and push-polls some of the people opposed to my candidacy have been using to raise questions about [his] personal life".Writes Michaud in a Portland Press Herald op-ed:
"They want people to question whether I am gay. Allow me to save them the trouble with a simple, honest answer: 'Yes I am. But why should it matter?'"