What This Hollywood Actress Just Said About Actors Who Play Gay Characters Is Catching On

Western Journalism recently reported on the impromptu debate between Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz and outspoken gay actress Ellen Page. While many on the right bristled at her comparison of Christians to Islamic terrorists, some conservative news outlets are heralding her recent comments regarding the way actors are perceived when they accept roles as gay characters.

In a recent interview with Time, she dismissed the notion that her recent performance as a lesbian in the upcoming film Freeheld was an act of bravery.

“Maybe this is a bad thing to say,” she replied, “but I have a hard time when people call actors brave. I don’t really get that, because our job is to read something on a page.”

She went on to call it “borderline offensive” to assert that anyone is brave merely for portraying a gay character on screen.

“I’m never going to be considered brave for playing a straight person,” she reasoned, “and nor should I be.”

The interview eventually navigated toward Page’s criticism of the Republican Party and ostensibly out-of-touch Americans who do not endorse her lifestyle.

“It still happens everywhere,” she said of “disdain and cruelty” against gays. “There hasn’t been one GOP candidate, I don’t think, who’s outwardly spoken to a gay rights activist.”

She further lambasted the “shame and toxicity that exists in people” who she asserts make life uncomfortable for gays.

Page concluded by taking a stab at Americans of faith, pointing out that gays are treated better in her home country of Canada because “religion is way less intense.”

Insisting that “you can’t even have a conversation” with religious individuals, she complained that so many people are concerned about her eternal soul.

“Everyone’s typically quite polite,” she acknowledged. “But they’re telling you who you are is wrong and at some point you will find God, and I’ll be with a man.”

She ended the interview with a direct message for anyone who fits that bill.

“Well, not gonna happen, but you enjoy your time in heaven. I’ll be down in hell.”

Should Christians evolve to embrace Ellen Page’s views on sexuality? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Hillary Sends Out A 1:43 a.m. Tweet In Spanish – The Internet Erupted

According to Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s Twitter profile, it is easy for followers to recognize which messages were personally written by her.

“Tweets from Hillary signed –H,” the page states.

Assuming this is still the case, many Twitter users were confused by the timing and language of one recently published post.

Response to the tweet, which was reportedly posted at 1:43 a.m. local time, was mixed.

A few responded to her message with a Spanish expression of gratitude.

Other Spanish reactions were less friendly, however, including one user’s derogatory description of Clinton as less than fluent in the language…

…and another who used the Spanish word for liar:

Her fluency and authenticity were questioned repeatedly by social media critics.

Motivation aside, others found it difficult to believe that Clinton was awake, speaking Spanish, and tweeting at nearly 2 a.m. during a busy primary campaign.

Do you think Hillary Clinton really authored this tweet? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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TV’s Judge Joe Brown Is Used To Sending People To Jail — Now the Tables Have Turned

Joe Brown, the Tennessee attorney who rose to national prominence by hosting the daytime reality program Judge Joe Brown, recently found himself on the other side of a courtroom ruling.

WMC reported this week that Brown recently reported to jail to serve five days on charges stemming from his behavior as a lawyer in a child custody case last year.

“Excuse me,” he told the juvenile court magistrate after learning the court could not find his client’s paperwork, “you need to straighten yourself out.”

The judge tacked on additional days behind bars each time Brown made another accusatory statement.

After taking his appeal all the way to the Tennessee Supreme Court, it was ultimately denied. As he arrived to serve his sentence, Brown was greeted by a number of supporters. Many held signs with messages such as “I stand with Joe.”

Social media efforts to raise awareness of what some say is an unjustified conviction are also under way, with many allies posting with the hashtag #ISupportJoe.

He spoke to WMC from his vehicle, comparing himself to other important figures he apparently feels represented his current struggle.

“You might have asked Mandela,” he said, “Martin Luther King, Rev. Lowery, Stokely Carmichael. You might ask those people who just got arrested in Ferguson what it’s all about. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do and stand up for justice.”

In case his brand of justice was not fully clear, he used his last statement as a free man to share some race-based social commentary.

“Black lives matter,” he declared.

Do you think Joe Brown was sentenced because he is black? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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He Killed Himself After Being ‘Exposed’ On Ashley Madison…This Revelation Will Make You Cry

In the wake of a data breach that resulted in the publication of thousands of the site’s members, Ashley Madison is now facing several lawsuits; and families across the nation are being forced to have some serious conversations. The dating site specializes in facilitating infidelity.

One of the most shocking apparent results of the email leak involved a veteran Texas police officer who killed himself shortly after his email address was linked to the site.

The information was published, according to the Daily Mail, on anti-authority website Cop Block. This led to his colleagues learning of the connection and, ultimately, to a fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound last week in the parking lot of his church.

Though his widow said San Antonio Police Captain Michael Gorhum was already dealing with work-related stress, police are looking into the potential effect so-called Internet shaming played in his death.

As for the man behind Cop Block, Adam Mueller – known online by the alias Ademo Freeman – stands by his decision to publish the information.

When the Daily Mail began searching through the list Mueller posted, however, its staff noticed several irregularities. In addition to apparently fictitious email accounts, the list did not seem to match the verified member list released earlier.

It is inconceivable, those close to Gorhum say, for the dedicated family man to have been active on the site.

His widow agreed, saying he “never had a paid account” on the site.

“He knew I would support him,” she said. “I do, and I continue to do so.”

In addition to his commitment to his wife, close friend Joe Calvey said Gorhum was too smart to use his work email for such a clandestine activity.

“As a professional who ran the San Antonio vice department, he knew where all those kinds of traps were with such a thing as Ashley Madison,” he insisted.

Many who knew him have suggested someone with a grievance toward Gorhum might have used his email to frame him.

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Watch: The Debate Between These Two Women Gets So Heated Megyn Kelly Has To Take Them Off Screen

A Fox News Channel discussion on the topic of gun control quickly became heated when two panelists – representing opposite sides of the debate – struggled to make their respective points.

Anchor Megyn Kelly introduced the segment, asking guest Nomiki Konst what could have been done ahead of the recent on-air shooting in Virginia to prevent the gunman from accessing a firearm.

“Some of these background checks aren’t as strict as we think,” she responded, declaring that certain states have less stringent guidelines than others.

“The states that have the loose or the lax laws,” she asserted, “actually have more gun murders than in any other part of the country.”

Gun rights activist Dana Loesch disagreed with the assertion that background checks and gun registries are the key to reducing violence.

“We can follow the laws that we have on the books,” she insisted, noting that the shooters behind the massacres at Virginia Tech and in Charleston, S.C., would have been prevented from purchasing guns if the government has properly documented their histories.

Konst shot back with a statistic that the “federal gun registry has prevented 2.1 million criminals from accessing guns,” which elicited a fiery retort from Loesch.

“False,” she said. “First of all, I’m not sure where you’re getting these statistics.”

As for Konst’s insistence that the answer lies in more taxpayer funding for mental health research, Loesch said: “We just spent almost $1 trillion on Obamacare, and we’re going to sit here and seriously argue that we’re not spending enough on mental health?”

After Loesch challenged another assertion, noting the “indisputable fact” that areas with strict gun control have higher homicide rates, the two panelists began arguing simultaneously.

“This always happens,” Kelly conceded, which prompted the end of the segment.

When the remote guests were digitally removed from the screen and their impassioned dialogue silenced, Kelly concluded: “Oh, look at that! The magic of TV.”

Is increased gun control the key to reducing violence? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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