Designated ‘hate group’ refuses to attend CPAC because the gays are coming

Figures the Family Research Council, which recently became an officially designated “hate group,” would team up with the men at the Concerned Women for America. May their influence continue to wain. If CPAC is now showing tolerance towards the gays, it really is over for the religious right hate groups.


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Fox News refuses to run ad about gay troops

Fox News doesn’t want you to know that the result of lesbian & gay soldiers serving openly in other countries is… business as usual.  That’s according to Generals from allied militaries, who say that gay troops do not undermine combat effectiveness.  Here’s The Palm Center’s 30-second advertisement that Fox News refuses to run.

Voiceover: As the millitary prepares to end “don’t ask, don’t tell”, our NATO allies have told us what to expect… Business as usual.

Major General Semianiw: “There is no negative impact of having men and women of any sexual orientation fighting together, be it in Afghanistan, be it in Iraq.”

Major General Simon VL Willis (ret): “The lifting of the homosexual ban was a bit like Y2K. It was a non-event, and it continues to be a non-event.”

Palm Center Director Aaron Belkin stated: “I am surprised that Fox News would reject an ad featuring allied Generals, given that host Bill O’Reilly and guest contributor Liz Cheney have both expressed support for open gay service. This is an important time for input from all sides on this issue, and I hope Fox will reconsider.”

From the Palm Center press release:

The ad includes video clips made in May 2010 featuring Major General Walter Semianiw, Chief of Military Personnel in the Canadian Forces, and Major General Simon Willis (retired), former Head of Defence Personnel in the Australian Defence Force. Major General Semianiw has since been promoted to Lieutenant General and leads Canada Command. …

According to Central Command’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAT) fact sheet, there are more than 1,400 Australian troops and 2,800 Canadian forces fighting alongside U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

“We have reached out to other cable news outlets and still fully intend to air this ad,” stated Christopher Neff, Deputy Executive Director of the Palm Center.

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Ron Howard Refuses to Remove Antigay Joke

VINCE VAUGHN THE DILEMMA X390 (GRAB) | ADVOCATE.COMDirector Ron Howard and Universal Studios have refused to remove the
controversial antigay joke from the upcoming Vince Vaughn comedy The Dilemma, which is scheduled for release in January 2011. Daily News

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President tells Log Cabin to get him 2 to 5 votes for DADT vote, refuses to say if DADT is unconstitutional

I just posted Joe’s report on his meeting with the President. No point in repeating it here. Go over to the main site and check it out.


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CALIFORNIA: Supreme Court Refuses Bid To Force Prop 8 Defense

The California Supreme Court has refused to force the state government to defend Proposition 8.

The state officials’ decision not to argue in support of Proposition 8 has raised questions about whether anyone is legally qualified to defend it in court. The Pacific Justice Institute filed suit last week, arguing that the California Constitution requires Brown to defend the state’s laws. A state appeals court dismissed the suit without a hearing, and the state’s high court denied review Wednesday without comment. It will now be up to a federal appeals court, and possibly the U.S. Supreme Court, to decide whether Prop. 8’s sponsors have legal standing – the right to represent the state’s interests in defending one of its laws. Attorney Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, said the court order was disappointing. “People on the left and right should both be mourning the fact that the attorney general and the governor are reneging on their oaths of office,” Dacus said, arguing that the officials have a sworn duty to defend all state laws.

Whether you like it or not!

Joe. My. God.

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