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Oops: OkCupid CEO once donated to a congressman who opposed gay marriage;

And not just gay marriage. The congressman, Chris Cannon, also opposed adoptions by gay couples and laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring gays. Sam Yagan’s donation, in other words, was more of a multi-spectrum anti-gay contribution than Brendan Eich’s $1,000 gift to support Prop 8 and yet he took it upon himself to be the tip of the spear in the “Eich must go” movement. Says Rick Moran of Yagan’s past, “The gay mafia is never around when you need them.” The Daily Caller actually had this five days ago but it’s breaking big today because of Mother Jones. Never underestimate the viral power of blue-on-blue PC purging.
OkCupid’s co-founder and CEO Sam Yagan once donated to an anti-gay candidate. (Yagan is also CEO of Match.com.) Specifically, Yagan donated $500 to Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah) in 2004, reports Uncrunched. During his time as congressman from 1997 to 2009, Cannon voted for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, against a ban on sexual-orientation based job discrimination, and for prohibition of gay adoptions. He’s also voted for numerous anti-choice measures, earning a 0 percent rating from NARAL Pro Choice America. Among other measures, Cannon voted for laws prohibiting government from denying funds to medical facilities that withhold abortion information, stopping minors from crossing state lines to obtain an abortion, and banning family planning funding in US aid abroad. Cannon also earned a 7 percent rating from the ACLU for his poor civil rights voting record: He voted to amend FISA to allow warrant-less electronic surveillance, to allow NSA intelligence gathering without civil oversight, and to reauthorize the PATRIOT act. Read full story on hotair.com

House GOP quietly passes bill to expand coverage choices under ObamaCare

dr Well, they tried to do it quietly. It didn’t work out.

Originally, O-Care placed caps on deductibles in plans offered by small businesses, which meant less flexibility for employers in what they could offer their workers. That’s bad news for young and healthy employees who don’t visit the doctor much and would have preferred a plan with low premiums and a higher deductible. It’s also bad news for people who use health savings accounts to make high deductibles more affordable. So, last week, the House leadership agreed to insert a provision in the “doc fix” bill (the one that “passed” via a rigged, bogus voice vote) to eliminate the cap. Business wanted it, Democrats wanted it, the Republican leadership wanted it — but did the House GOP rank and file want it?

Because the vote was so opaque and tainted, we’ll never know.
“Maybe you say it helps (Obamacare), but it really helps the small businessman,” said Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., one of several physician-lawmakers among Republicans and an advocate of repeal…

It is unclear how many members of the House rank and file knew of it because the legislation was passed by a highly unusual voice vote without debate…

Asked if the legislation strengthened the law, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said, “I would hope so. I believe that” it does. He added, “So there are changes being made. But the Republicans have to get over if they hate ‘Obamacare’ and are going to repeal it,” he added.

Rory Cooper, a spokesman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said, “This is another in a series of changes to Obamacare that the House has supported to help save Americans from being harmed by the law, and we’re glad to see the President signed it into law.” Cantor was involved in negotiations on the legislation, which were overseen by Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Reid.

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Obama to Headline Al Sharpton’s NAN Conference

Al Sharpton and Barack Obama

President Obama is lending his political support to fellow community organizer Al Sharpton by headlining the MSNBC host’s National Action Network (NAN) conference this week in New York. Obama’s choice to headline the conference underscores the close ties of the two leaders and provides an increased sense of political legitimacy to the controversial leader and his much-maligned organization.

Sharpton’s conference is held in April "not just to commemorate the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, but to honor his legacy by proactively engaging in dialogue that will spawn change." The NY Daily News reports that along with President Obama, the conference will feature other high-profile liberal leaders, including US Attorney General Eric Holder, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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SCOTUS: Will Not Hear Appeal For Photographers

In this case, Elane Photography, owned by Jon and Elaine Huguenin of New Mexico, was brought to court for refusing to photograph a same-sex couple's commitment ceremony in 2006. An attorney for the couple argued that the business openly advertises its wedding photography services, and as a public business is required to follow the same anti-discrimination laws as any other company. The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled in August that the business's refusal to photograph the ceremony involving two women did violate the state's Human Rights Act. Lawyers for the business, though, argued the ruling violates the business owners' free speech rights by compelling them to "express messages that conflict with their religious beliefs." The entire story here.

The TOLERANT States Of America – Kevin McCullough

The war that has been brewing between the Sexual Activists of America, and every day people of faith, morals, and conscience has moved into the major campaign of the conflict. This week has been bloody. For the better part of the past two years I have repeatedly stated on my radio show that we have entered a day where the Constitutional guarantee of absolute legal protection for one's freedom of religious faith and expression is running headlong into a culturally driven force that is a non-Constitutional right to sexual freedom. The United States Constitution doesn't address sex, sexuality, sexual habits, or sexual practice. Yet the elementary schools, the entertainment complex, the higher educational campus, the administration, and of course the intolerant activists are winning an argument in the public square. Their argument is that one's sexual practice, especially if related to GLBTQ behaviors in any way, must be upheld by the court, law, and society as of superior value over another person's religious practice. Read the entire column: TownHall & OneNewsNow

A brief history lesson for those new to the “culture wars.” – Steve Deace

My friend and broadcast bunker mate Steve Deace has laid out in only a few paragraphs the exact chronology of how we came to the place where the CEO of Mozilla could be forced out of his job because he have a small contribution to a pro-marriage group.YOU WILL BE MADE TO CARE! Take the time to read the whole thing and then explain to me if you believe that sitting the issue out is aiding or hurting our society, children, and families as a whole...
A brief history lesson for those new to the "culture wars." Please share this with your friends who don't understand how we got to the place we are currently are in these United States. In the late 1990s, Christians fought to keep "Lawrence v. Texas" precedent in place because they understood why the homofascists wanted sodomy laws that nobody was enforcing anyway repealed. They understood this was the gateway to their brass ring. The ability to fully implement their plan in "After the Ball," which you should read if you never have. It is the homofacist manifesto, detailing how they will take over the culture, churches, and schools -- just as they are attempting to do today. Read full story on facebook.com/SteveDeaceShow

Court Upholds New York City Ban on Church in Schools

A federal court upheld New York City's ban on religious services in public-school buildings in a 2-1 ruling on Thursday, but Mayor Bill de Blasio signaled that he may change the Department of Education's policy.

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision marked the latest twist in a legal battle that began in 1995 when a small Bronx church first tried to secure space to hold weekend services in its local public school.

The ruling reversed a lower-court decision that had said the city couldn't prohibit church services in school buildings. No immediate action will be taken to force out dozens of churches that currently worship in Department of Education properties while the plaintiff, the Bronx Household of Faith, plans its appeal, lawyers for the church said.

Mr. de Blasio, in remarks on Thursday, suggested he disagreed with his predecessors' ban on churches in schools. The churches pay a small fee, like other community groups, to use the buildings when school isn't in session.

Read full story on online.wsj.com

TruthRevolt Blocks Mozilla Firefox to Protest Anti-Christian Discrimination

On Thursday, Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigned thanks to pressure by both the company infrastructure and the left over a $1,000 donation he made to Proposition 8, a 2008 ballot initiative that would have enshrined traditional marriage as the standard for state marriage in California.

The firing followed a campaign against Eich by dating website OKCupid, in which OKCupid blocked Mozilla users from visiting their website, instead directing them to a message declaring:
Hello, there, Mozilla Firefox user. Pardon this interruption of your OKCupid experience. Mozilla’s new CEO, Brendan Eich, is an opponent of equal rights for gay couples. We would therefore prefer that our users not use Mozilla software to access OKCupid… If individuals like Mr. Eich had their way, then roughly 8% of the relationships we’ve worked so hard to bring about would be illegal…Those who seek to deny love and instead enforce misery, shame, and frustration are our enemies, and we wish them nothing but failure.”
Mozilla and Eich have never discriminated against gay couples. Mozilla’s firing of Eich, however, represents discrimination on the basis of conservative philosophy. That is the case being made by conservative anti-media activist group TruthRevolt.org, led by Breitbart News senior editor-at-large Ben Shapiro. On Thursday evening, TruthRevolt.org launched a petition urging Americans to stop using Mozilla, as well as a Facebook page. Read full story on breitbart.com

New York Can Block Religious Services in Schools, Appeals Panel Rules

A federal appeals panel ruled on Thursday that New York City can bar religious groups from holding services in schools, reversing a lower-court decision that had opened the door to such worship in school facilities.

The latest decision, coming in a tortured legal battle that has lasted almost two decades, was seen as significant because it addressed a further challenge by the religious groups, in which they claimed that the city’s policy violated their religious liberty rights.

But Judge Pierre N. Leval, writing for a 2-1 majority of the panel, said that the city’s ban “was consistent with its Constitutional duties,” and that it did not violate the groups’ right to free exercise of religion, nor did it compel the city to make decisions that constituted “excessive entanglement with religion.”

Read full story on nytimes.com

Possible ‘extremist involvement’ probed in Fort Hood shooting spree Possible ‘extremist involvement’ probed in Fort Hood shooting spree

Possible ‘extremist involvement’ probed in Fort Hood shooting spree

Authorities on Thursday were still investigating why an Iraq War veteran shot and killed three people and wounded 16 others at Texas’ Fort Hood before committing suicide — and have not ruled out terrorism.

“We’re going to keep an open mind. … Possible extremist involvement is still being looked at very, very carefully,” Army Secretary John McHugh told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday.

Authorities said gunman Ivan Lopez, 34, enlisted in the Army in 2008 and served four months in Iraq but never saw combat and was not wounded in action, but was still being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder.

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