Posts Tagged ‘gay marriage’
Night and Day
Reaction to today’s California Supreme Court decision to uphold Proposition 8 was on both sides of the spectrum.
The Yes on 8 campaign released a statement that began: California voters won a major victory today as the California Supreme Court announced its decision to uphold Proposition 8 and leave the definition of traditional marriage in California’s constitution as decided by voters in the November, 2008 election.
However, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa had a different take on today’s decision.
“This is a dark day, a dark day in California,” Villaraigosa said. “We are going to keep on working. We’re going to have a conversation in this state about restoring gay marriage.”
FULL STORY: LA CHURCH & STATE EXCLUSIVE
Donald Trump to give verdict on Carrie Prejean at news conference Tuesday. Will she stay or will she go?
Well, if the outcome of California’s Prop 8 vote could be used as an indicator, Miss California Carrie Prejean, a supporter of traditional marriage, would stay as the state’s reigning queen… but not by a wide margin.
However, the final decision will be up to Mr. Donald “You’re Fired!” Trump. There are “things to look at,” but, “hopefully it will be a positive decision,” he said to Fox News.
READERS POLL: WILL DONALD TRUMP FIRE MISS CALIFORNIA?
Beauty pageant or not, the fact that Miss California may actually lose her state title illustrates the possible serious repercussions of having an anti-gay marriage stance. People have already lost jobs for supporting a Yes vote on Prop 8. Intolerant gay activists have targeted individuals and businesses in extremely harmful ways.
Yes, the Miss California USA title is a paid position in terms of endorsements, compensation, benefits, allowances, etc. Whether you consider beauty pageants as legitimate enterprises or not, losing one’s job is serious.
E! Online asks, “Is Miss California the New Joe the Plumber?”
Still reeling from Carrie Prejean’s audacity of truth, Hollywood media types like E! Online writer, Leslie Gornstein, took a reader’s comment and pinned it as her story’s top centerpiece. The pro-traditional marriage bashing continues…
Now that Miss California has spoken out against gay marriage, is she the next Joe the Plumber or what? —Heather, Butte, Mont.
Gornstein leads after the reader comment:
If you’re asking whether anti-gay-marriage groups have wrapped their Jesus-lovin’ arms around Carrie Prejean’s perfectly tanned spine, the answer is: They certainly are trying.
Lawsuit? Dating Michael Phelps?
Uppity-ups in the Republican party also tell me Prejean definitely will be approached by some arm of theirs, though whether she’ll be game is another story. She may be too busy suing Donald Trump or (possibly) dating Michael Phelps to participate…
Gornstein, you obviously missed the part where Prejean said she will be praying for Perez Hilton and that she feels sorry for him. Hardly the opening salvo of an impending lawsuit. Phelps? I don’t get it. You must be striving for SEO (Search Engine Optimization)… or throwing in the bong factor.
Sorry, Gornstein, this particular blond is already a success story. No amount of dumb-beauty-queens-don’t-ever-make-it spin you give your readers will stick to this woman.
Is she the new Joe the Plumber? Please attempt giving this beautiful, intelligent woman some respect. It would be the right thing to do!
Miss California: ‘God was testing my character and faith’
USA Beauty Pageant Officials, Media Intolerant of Traditional Marriage View
Prejean missing from California ‘diversity’ video shoot
Trump okays firing of Miss California Prejean
***LIVE STREAMING OF MISS CALIFORNIA CARRIE PREJEAN AT THE ROCK CHURCH SAN DIEGO*** SUNDAY, APRIL 26***ARCHIVED
Nevermind Obama’s inauguration just hours away, for gay activists it’s all about keeping Rick Warren in the crosshairs.
From Mormons to “fundamentalist wackos,” restaurant owners to outed Hollywood conservatives, gay activists continue to demonize supporters of traditional marriage…and misrepresenting the issue as an “attack on gay rights.”
Photo: About 100 activists protest outside Sunday services at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif. (Los Angeles Times)
Still ignorant of the fact that support for traditional marriage between a man and a woman does not equate to hate towards homosexuals, gay advocates are miffed that president-elect Barack Obama chose Pastor Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration.
Even the media is confused between what gay rights mean versus a “right to marry.” In California, for example, the passage of Yes on 8 did not take away any rights from gay civil unions. Nevermind that, Ellen believes it’s all about hate, Obama has stated he supports traditional marriage, but danced around a bit with his answer when it came to gay rights in this area.
Understanding what’s at issue is first, about understanding sin…despite whether we like being called out for our sin or not.
Dear Gays…please enjoy the inauguration and Warren’s message, after all it’s not about hate!
This from FoxNews.com:
Obama Tells Gay Community to Respect Choice of Warren at Inauguration
The president-elect’s selection of Pastor Rick Warren draws fierce responses from gay and liberal groups.
WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama made no apologies Thursday for asking evangelical pastor Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration, a move that infuriated gays angry at Warren’s support for California’s Proposition 8 banning gay marriage.
Obama said he and Warren don’t agree on everything, but he’s collected a group of people to appear at his inauguration who share a variety of viewpoints.
Repeating a line from his campaign, Obama said, “We have to disagree without being disagreeable and then focus on those things that we hold in common as Americans.”
Obama noted that he was invited to speak at Warren’s Saddleback Church despite Warren knowing that Obama supports gay and lesbian rights, and Dr. Joseph Lowery will give the benediction at the inaugural ceremony. Lowery holds “deeply contrasting views” with Warren on gay rights issues, Obama said.
Still, gay rights groups say they are appalled at the selection of Warren, whose church is 22,000 strong. Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solomnese sent Obama a letter asking him to reconsider what they say is a show of “disrespect” and a “genuine blow” to the gay community.
The invitation to Warren has “tarnished the view that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans have a place” at Obama’s table, reads the letter.
“[W]e feel a deep level of disrespect when one of architects and promoters of an anti-gay agenda is given the prominence and the pulpit of your historic nomination,” Solomnese wrote…more.
Obama Behind the 8 Ball?