News: James Marsden, DADT, Christine O’Donnell, Rand Paul

 road A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by four Rochester, New York police officers who were accused of anti-gay conduct in 2007.

James-marsden-modern-family  road Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet tweets a photo of James Marsden who will appear on the show as a neighbor whose favorite activity is removing his shirt.

 road Christine O'Donnell on her many, many television appearances during her youth: "In the 90s I looked at all of those TV opportunities as a ministry opportunity, as an opportunity to share my new-found faith with a television audience that otherwise would not be watching, you know when I would go on 'Politically Incorrect.' If I were planning to run for office in 10, 15 years I would have been much more guarded, not that I regret anything I've said."

 road Rihanna blissfully in love with baseball player Matt Kemp.

 road An anonymous donor spent a million dollars so they could send 400,000 DVDs to every Catholic household in Minnesota. One soundbite from the DVD: “At best, so-called ‘same-sex marriage’ is an untested social experiment, and at worst, it poses a dangerous risk with potentially far-reaching consequences.”

Jl  road Some may doubt that this season of Sesame Street has become more gay, but muppets clinging to Jude Law isn't helping that counter argument.

 road Christians Eunice and Owen Johns were banned from becoming foster parents due to their anti-gay views. They're now taking their case to the High Court in the UK and claim that Christians are being forced to put their beliefs into the closet.

 road Glee's Matthew Morrison dating Cameron Diaz?

 road Post-DADT repeal might affect retired military chaplains: "If a chaplain preaches against homosexuality, he could conceivably be disciplined as a bigot under the military's nondiscrimination policy, the retired chaplains say. The Pentagon, however, says chaplains' religious beliefs and their need to express them will be respected."

 road That Rand Paul supporter who stomped on the head of a MoveOn activist earlier this week has been charged with fourth-degree assault.

 road Shia LaBeouf strips down while shooting Transformers 3.


Towleroad News #gay

—  admin

Christine O’Donnell Confesses To Using Campaign Money For Personal Expenses

Teabagger loon, “ex-gay” advocate, and not-a-witch Christine O’Donnell has admitted that she’s been illegally using campaign donations to pay her rent.

[O'Donnell] acknowledges using campaign money to pay part of the rent on her current town house. Her attorney maintains someone with the Federal Election Commission approved the arrangement, although the commission’s rules say candidates can’t use campaign money for their mortgage or rent “even if part of the residence is being used by the campaign.”

The watchdog group Citizens For Ethics in Washington responds: “Ms. O’Donnell has spent years embezzling money from her campaign to cover her personal expenses. Republicans and Democrats don’t agree on much these days, but both sides should agree on one point: thieves belong in jail not the United States Senate.”

Joe. My. God.

—  admin

Lizz Winstead On Christine O’Donnell

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright

O’Donnell: Repealing DADT Would Be Like Allowing Adultery In The Military

Via Wonkroom, here’s what Christine O’Donnell said about DADT.

“A federal judge recently ruled that we have to overturn Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. There are a couple of things we need to say about that. First of all, judges should not be legislating from the bench. Second of all, it’s up to the military to set the policy that the military believes is in the best interest of unit cohesiveness and military readiness. The military already regulates personal behavior in that it doesn’t allow affairs to go on within your chain of command. It does not allow it you are married to have an adulterous affair within the military. So the military already regulates personal behavior because it feels that it is in the best interest of our military readiness. I don’t think that Congress should be forcing a social agenda on to our military. I think we should leave that to the military.”

Fuller clips of the debate are in the post below this one.

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright

New From Christine O’Donnell

Must we give O’Donnell grudging props for referencing Antoine Dobson in this? This is from the the same outfit that did Carly Fiorina’s laughable Demon Sheep ad.

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright

Christine O’Donnell: I Didn’t Go To Yale

Or Oxford or….

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright

In Delaware, Chris Coons supports full LGBT equality — unlike Christine ‘identity disorder’ O’Donnell

Last week, CNN released a poll last week showing Chris Coons has a wide lead over anti-gay/anti-masturbation/witchcraft dabbler/teabagger Christine O’Donnell.

That’s good.

Coons got into this race when no on thought he had a chance, since Mike Castle was viewed as the presumptive victor in both the GOP primary and the general election. Now, he’s got a very good chance to be the next Senator from Delaware.

We’ve heard a lot about O’Donnell. Too much. Just four years ago, in 2006, O’Donnell opined that homosexuality was an “identity disorder.”

We should also know some things about Chris Coons, the Democratic nominee and potential U.S. Senator.

Last Tuesday, I got the chance to talk to Chris Coons on Tuesday, shortly before the Senate voted to end filibuster of the Defense Authorization bill.

My focus was on Coon’s LGBT positions, since that’s the issue about which I’m most concerned these days. Also, keep in mind, the winner of this race becomes the Senator upon winning. So, if there’s any chance to pass the DADT language in the lame-duck, we’ll need every possible vote.

The first thing Coons told me was “If I was in the Senate, I’d vote to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” That’s a good start.

From the Coons campaign website:

Chris has always been a supporter of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community here in Delaware. As County Executive, he created an external Diversity Commission that reviews county policies and practices and includes a representative from the LGBT community. Chris has also ensured domestic partnership benefits in New Castle County government and supported LGBT issues debated in the state legislature. If elected to the US Senate, he will continue fighting for LGBT issues such as: marriage equality for all Americans, repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and the Defense of Marriage Act, and supporting the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and Uniting American Families Act (UAFA).

Another supporter of marriage equality would be a very good thing.

Coons also told me he would co-sponsor legislation to repeal DOMA. To date, there’s no DOMA repeal bill in that body. Paul Hodes also told us he’s co-sponsor a Senate bill.

And, support for the other legislation is important since none of it passed this year.

Apparently, tonight, we’re going to find out if Mike Castle, who lost to O’Donnell, will enter this race as a write-in candidate.

For voters in Delaware and anyone who cares about LGBT equality, Chris Coons is the candidate.




AMERICAblog Gay

—  John Wright

SNL Takes On Gay Weddings, Christine O’Donnell

Gaywedding
Saturday Night Live jump-started its new season last night and did so by airing an entertaining bit about the proposed mosque at Ground Zero as a gay wedding venue. They also delivered on a skit starring Kristen Wig as anti-masturbation advocate Christine O'Donnell

I only wish that one day we are able to hear the real O'Donnell proudly make the the following declaration: "I masturbate constantly!"

Watch both clips AFTER THE JUMP.


Towleroad News #gay

—  John Wright

Christine O’Donnell To Hannity: I’m Not Doing Any More National Media

We’re seeing more and more of this. Teabagger candidates are refusing media requests, preferring to deliver their messages one-way from behind a podium rather than face serious questions about their loony tunes positions.

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright

Christine O’Donnell: Homosexuality ‘is an Identity Disorder’

Odonnell

Think Progress reports on more unspooling of Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell's anti-gay positions:

"O’Donnell has said she “cannot understand” why gay people are offended by homosexuality being called a 'deviant sexual orientation,' and has claimed that gay people are 'attacking the very center of what is America — freedom to have different views.' But in a 2006 quote uncovered by the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent, O’Donnell took an even harsher stance: 'People are created in God’s image. Homosexuality is an identity adopted through societal factors. It’s an identity disorder.'"

O'Donnell spoke over the weekend at the Values Voters Summit.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP





Towleroad News #gay

—  John Wright