News: Justin Timberlake, Hawaii, Sharron Angle, Michael Jackson

 road Storm chaser Matt Hughes dies mysteriously, but not while on the job.

Ustin  road What's the best way to try and sell a Justin Timberlake movie? Make sure he's shirtless throughout most of the trailer.

 road Sharron Angle isn't done with politicals just yet.

 road Bill Maher thinks last weekend's rally to "Restore Sanity" in DC needed more depth: "If you're going to have a rally… you might as well make it about something."

 road Like Rachel Maddow, Vermont Senator Bernie Sander is outraged over Keith Olbermann's suspension: "This is a real threat to political discourse in America and will have a chilling impact on every commentator for MSNBC."

 road Good post-election day news from Hawaii: "After Tuesday's election, civil unions picked up at least one vote in the Senate and lost a vote in the House, which is still four more votes than the 26 needed for a bill to pass, according to Equality Hawaii, which advocates for the legislation."

 road Sounds like this guy has seen the movie Psycho one too many times.

Michaeljackson  road A new Michael Jackson album will be released just in time for Christmas. Listen to a sample of the first single here.

 road Prince Harry is not afraid to show off his pink.

 road Huey Lewis "flattered" that he was responsible for helping someone realize his own sexuality.

 road According to a recent poll by The Salt Lake Tribune "55 percent of LDS respondents said it’s possible to change same-sex attractions, compared with 20 percent of non-LDS respondents. The LDS Church teaches that having same-sex attractions isn’t sinful, but acting on those attractions is."

 road How can anything Sarah Palin does be considered "non-political?"


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No Blake Skjellerup, Saying Justin Bieber Was Made To Look ‘Trans’ Is Not An Insult

Blake Skjellerup, New Zealand's Olympic speed skater who came out in May, did not like the headline of our post on Justin Bieber's massively Photoshopped magazine cover. Allow us to respond.

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Some Twerp Called Justin Bieber A ‘Faggot’ At Laser Tag, And Got Shoved For It

There is an "active investigation" into a fight between Justin Bieber (and his bodyguards) and a 12-year-old boy at a laser tag facility in a Vancouver suburb. The 16-year-old singer is allegedly the perp, inflicting minor injuries on the other boy, though Planet Lazer Tag is spinning it in The Bieb's favor, saying he "did what any other person would do during a laser tag game, and was just trying to get away from getting shot at and accidentally hit the kid while running away. The kid’s sister said he started crying because he was hit hard, but when we saw the boy there was no marks or anything. Justin stuck around after in the lobby explaining what happened, when the kids parents decided to call the police." But now comes word the younger boy called Justin a "faggot," and that's what started the spat. I can imagine Justin is tired of being called a lesbian, let alone a ghey. [photo: ZackTaylor.ca]


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Teenager Justin Aaberg Killed Himself Over Gay Bullying. His Mom Won’t Let Anyone Forget

Tammy Aaberg is the mother of 15-year-old Justin Aaberg (pictured), the Anoka High School student in Minnesota who hanged himself after suffering the torment of high school bullying, and after breaking up with his boyfriend. "These kids, they just hate themselves," says Tammy, whose son came out at age 13, and whom she didn't know was suffering so bad inside. "They literally feel like they want to die. So many kids are telling me this."

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Private business near Denton turns away paying customers because they're gay

The Country Abbey
The Country Abbey

The Country Abbey, a privately owned, all-in-one wedding venue in Justin, doesn’t allow same-sex commitment ceremonies.

CBS 11 reported over the weekend that a local lesbian couple, Tiny Shaft and Tiffany Fenimore, were turned away when they sought to have their commitment ceremony at the Country Abbey. The facility was once a Baptist church, but it’s now privately owned and lacks any religious affiliation.

Local gay-rights attorney Rob Wiley told CBS 11 that the couple has no recourse except to find another venue, because there is no prohibition against discrimination based on sexual orientation in public accommodations.

CBS 11 reports that the owner of the Country Abbey refused to be interviewed on camera about why she won’t let same-sex couples pay the roughly $2,000 booking fee for the Country Abbey (which, according to the website, doesn’t include catering).

I put a call in to the Country Abbey this morning, and a woman who answered the phone refused comment. The woman said the abbey’s owner won’t be in or able to return my call until Tuesday.

“I actually just found out about the story today,” the woman said. “I definitely don’t want to be saying anything.”

Of course, there are plenty of LGBT-inclusive churches in North Texas that perform same-sex commitment ceremonies, so it’s not like this couple is out of options. But that’s not the point: This is overt discrimination by a private business, and the LGBT community should be outraged. What if a restaurant refused to serve gay customers?

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