A View of the C

Funny – Inappropriate – Edumacational

Can’t Talk, Too Busy Writing Chain Letters…

prop8

In a victory for public disclosure, a federal judge ruled against ProtectMarriage.com and the National Organization for Marriage California, and anti-gay conservative and religious groups who sought to conceal the names of donors to the campaign to pass Proposition 8 in California.

Read More – Towleroad

January 30, 2009 Posted by | Did you know? | , | Leave a comment

‘The View’ From Here: Mediocrity

In an effort to no longer have true conflict on The View, Sherri Shepherd tries to run interference between Melissa Etheridge and dumb-bitch Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Melissa had her down on the mat and just seconds away from a self-contradiction about her stance on Prop 8, and then Sherri had to jump in and claim they were out of time. Damn you Sherri and your beat-ass wig!

I love how they both claimed “love” for each other just to end it on a positive note. Well Elisabeth, I don’t love you – I loathe you. There, I said it. HUGS.

December 17, 2008 Posted by | gay rights, TV Shows | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Personalize Your Expression Of Hate!!!

Just in time for the holidays…

Vodpod videos no longer available.

November 27, 2008 Posted by | Commentary, Did you know?, Funny, gay rights, Inspiration, Movies, Politics, Rant | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Read This, Read This, Read This

A Letter to My Brother Newt Gingrich

November 23, 2008 Posted by | Commentary, Did you know?, gay rights, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Updated with Video: Wanda Sykes, Welcome to the Gayborhood

wanda-sykes1In Las Vegas, the comedian Wanda Sykes surprised a crowd of more than 1,000 rallying outside a gay community center by announcing that she is gay and had wed her wife in California on Oct. 25. Ms. Sykes, who divorced her husband of seven years in 1998, had never publicly discussed her sexual orientation but said the passage of Proposition 8 had propelled her to be open about it.

“I felt like I was being attacked, personally attacked — our community was attacked,” she told the crowd.

Continue reading

November 16, 2008 Posted by | Did you know?, gay rights, Politics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Prop 8 – Not So Easily Said By Ashton; Valid Nonetheless

Ashton stumbles over his words a bit, but joins in a discussion about the spiritual and political parameters involved with Prop 8.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

If given a platform to vent…    I’d identify that if given the opportunity, the bulk population of American Christians would vote with the same spitefullness against recognizing the Mormon Church as really being a Christian religion as they presumably would to pass Prop 8. 

So, why the battle cry from the LDS??? 

If you’re a member of the LDS, how would you feel if a political decision denied the validity of something that you’re passionate about?  Just a thought…

November 15, 2008 Posted by | Commentary, Did you know?, gay rights, Inspiration, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Whoopi Goldberg Rocks

The voice of reason on many topics, she discusses her joining the protests against Prop 8. Thanks Whoopi, we appreciate you.

November 15, 2008 Posted by | gay rights, Politics | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Joy Behar and Cynthia Nixon Talk Gay Marriage

Watch this as Joy Behar takes the helm of Larry King Live and interviews Cynthia Nixon from Sex and the City, who is currently in a same-sex relationship. She makes some excellent points and delivers a voice of hope and reason to this increasingly difficult and polarizing situation. 

November 15, 2008 Posted by | Did you know?, gay rights, Politics | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Anger Towards Mormon Church Justified?

I think we can all agree that it’s nothing against the religion itself in the frustration people are feeling towards the Mormon Church with regards to their deliberate attempt at passing Prop 8, basically taking away an equal right for gays to marry. Having said that, it’s pretty disturbing to hear about the lengths they took to ensure that it would pass. I can’t really recall a time where that much time, that much organization, and that much money was thrown into a civil rights issue. Have a look at this article from the NY Times.

frank-schubert1Less than two weeks before Election Day, the chief strategist behind a ballot measure outlawing same-sex marriage in California called an emergency meeting here.

Frank Schubert was the chief strategist for Proposition 8, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman in California. 

“We’re going to lose this campaign if we don’t get more money,” the strategist, Frank Schubert, recalled telling leaders of Protect Marriage, the main group behind the ban.

The campaign issued an urgent appeal, and in a matter of days, it raised more than $5 million, including a $1 million donation from Alan C. Ashton, the grandson of a former president of the Mormon Church. The money allowed the drive to intensify a sharp-elbowed advertising campaign, and support for the measure was catapulted ahead; it ultimately won with 52 percent of the vote.

As proponents of same-sex marriage across the country planned protests on Saturday against the ban, interviews with the main forces behind the ballot measure showed how close its backers believe it came to defeat — and the extraordinary role Mormons played in helping to pass it with money, institutional support and dedicated volunteers.

“We’ve spoken out on other issues, we’ve spoken out on abortion, we’ve spoken out on those other kinds of things,” said Michael R. Otterson, the managing director of public affairs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as the Mormons are formally called, in Salt Lake City. “But we don’t get involved to the degree we did on this.”

Jeff Flint, another strategist with Protect Marriage, estimated that Mormons made up 80 percent to 90 percent of the early volunteers who walked door-to-door in election precincts. Continue reading

November 15, 2008 Posted by | Commentary, gay rights, Politics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Joel Connelly: Thank You

CB065332If you care about gay rights, you need to read the following column by Joel Connelly of the Seattle PI. It’s painful to read the “Soundoff” section at the bottom of the article because people can be so hateful. But, that’s what free speech affords so I can’t complain. What I can do, however, is continue to champion people who write moving, insightful, and unbiased articles that help important causes that I care about. 

Homophobia is the malaria of societal diseases: It appears to be on the wane but then re-emerges in full fury.

At the polls 30 years ago, Seattle became the first major American city to reject a rollback of ordinances forbidding discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Juiced at turning back chanteuse Anita Bryant, foes of the measure marched past Mormon-owned KIRO-TV, whose president Lloyd Cooney editorialized in support of the rollback.

We’ve supposedly had three decades of social progress. On Tuesday of last week, however, several states voted to impose and re-impose discrimination against one group of Americans.

Arkansas voted a ban on gay couples adopting children. Arizona and Florida approved bans on gay marriage. In the most closely watched contest, California narrowly approved Prop. 8, overturning a California Supreme Court ruling legalizing marriage for same-sex couples.

Curiously, these discriminating decisions took place as voters handed the religious right its head elsewhere in the land. Continue reading

November 13, 2008 Posted by | gay rights, Inspiration, Politics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Judge Judy Has Spoken

judge-judy

Larry King chats with Judge Judy about her thoughts on the election and the passage of Proposition 8 in California. Have a look at the video from CNN.

November 11, 2008 Posted by | Commentary, Did you know?, gay rights | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Daddy Beats Mommy Because Gay People Can Marry”

Finally, an apology for all the trouble that’s been caused!

November 11, 2008 Posted by | gay rights, Inspiration, Politics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Keith Olbermann Speaks Up For Love!

It’s only been a little over 40 years since a third of the US didn’t recognize marriages between varying races.  I can only imagine the propaganda that kind of fight involved. 

To a great degree, America should be ashamed of itself.

November 11, 2008 Posted by | Commentary, Did you know?, gay rights, Inspiration, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Protect Marriage, Protect Children, Prohibit Divorce

All of you that voted FOR Prop 8, consider this because I mean, fair is fair right?

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Protect Marriage, Protect Children, P…“, posted with vodpod

November 11, 2008 Posted by | Did you know?, gay rights, Politics | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment