LA Mayor: ‘This is a dark day in California’

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Reaction to today’s California Supreme Court decision to uphold Proposition 8 was on both sides of the spectrum.

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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.”

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Will Pageant Mogul Say, ‘Miss California, You’re Fired’?

donald trumpDonald Trump to give verdict on Carrie Prejean at news conference Tuesday. Will she stay or will she go?

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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.

Hollywood Elite Still Kicking Christian Beauty

E! Online asks, “Is Miss California the New Joe the Plumber?”

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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!

–Alexander
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Gays’ Villian Du Jour

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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)

Dear Gays: Quit Raining on Obama’s Parade!

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.

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The Scrooge Report Tracking…

No church pew for you! TheScroogeReport is following stories including an order to stop churches from providing beds for homeless in New York, college evangelism as a possible crime, and confusion in Hollywood over Prop 8 proponents among them.

NYC Churches Ordered Not To Shelter Homeless

NEW YORK (CBS) ― City officials have ordered 22 New York churches to stop providing beds to homeless people.

With temperatures well below freezing early Saturday, the churches must obey a city rule requiring faith-based shelters to be open at least five days a week — or not at all.

Arnold Cohen, president of the Partnership for the Homeless, a nonprofit that serves as a link with the city, said he had to tell the churches they no longer qualify.

He said hundreds of people now won’t have a place to sleep… more

Court to decide whether campus evangelism a crime

MARYSVILLE, Calif. (OneNewsNow.com) – The “free-speech code” of Yuba Community College District is under federal court scrutiny.

California student, Ryan Dozier, decided to spend some time on campus sharing his faith and handing out tracts to fellow students, generating conversations about Christianity. Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) attorney Heather Hacker comments on the situation.

“A campus police officer came over and told him that if he continued to do so without a permit that he would be possibly expelled or arrested, and so Ryan stopped immediately,” she explains.

Hacker says Dozier thought the case was closed, but he was apparently mistaken. “Three weeks later he got a certified letter from the president of the college stating that his actions were the subject of a campus crime report,” she adds. “Last time I checked, sharing your faith on a public college campus was not a crime.”

But the letter informed him he could face expulsion if he shared his faith on campus again. ADF filed suit, and a federal judge has ordered the college to suspend enforcement of its highly restricted free speech policies until the lawsuit is resolved.

Liberal Hollywood ponders next step in fight for same-sex marriage

HOLLYWOOD (Los Angeles Times) – After the passage of Proposition 8, some are calling for boycotts and firings. Others worry about free speech rights being trampled.

Should there be boycotts, blacklists, firings or de facto shunning of those who supported Proposition 8?

That’s the issue consuming many in liberal Hollywood who fought to defeat the initiative banning same-sex marriage and are now reeling with recrimination and dismay. Meanwhile, activists continue to comb donor lists and employ the Internet to expose those who donated money to support the ban.

Already out is Scott Eckern, director of the nonprofit California Musical Theatre in Sacramento, who resigned after a flurry of complaints from prominent theater artists, including “Hairspray” composer Marc Shaiman, when word of his contribution to the Yes on 8 campaign surfaced… more

Obama Behind the 8 Ball?

Barack Obama says he supports marriage defined as being between a man and a woman, as he has said in several forums and interviews. Then, he pads his comments by saying California’s Proposition 8 was unnecessary.

“I’ve stated my opposition to this,” the Senator said in response to a question from a viewer in San Leandro, California. “I think it’s unnecessary. I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, and I’m not in favor of gay marriage, but when you start playing around with constitutions just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person…it just seems to me that that’s not what America is about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don’t contract them.”

First, he was for traditional marriage, then he was against it? Or kind of a mixed bag of positions?

Call it simply “artistic expression!”

 

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