Obama Just Became The First Sitting President To Do This, And It’s Creating Huge Buzz

Barack Obama has become the first sitting president to pose for the cover of an LGBT magazine. Out Magazine has named the 44th president the “Ally of the Year” for his support of issues important to the community.

In an article accompanying the cover, the editors wrote that Obama “came to office on a wave of euphoria, appeared to lose momentum halfway through, and has since rallied, helping us secure marriage equality, among other landmark initiatives that are transforming our place in America.”

Among the first actions his administration took was to refuse to defend the Defense of Marriage Act before the Supreme Court, arguing it was unconstitutional.

Obama told the magazine he saw the gay community’s push for protected rights status as part of the American promise of equality under the law:

[G]rowing up as a black guy with a funny name, I was often reminded of exactly what it felt like to be on the outside. One of the reasons I got involved in politics was to help deliver on our promise that we’re all created equal, and that no one should be excluded from the American dream just because of who they are. That’s why, in the Senate, I supported repealing DOMA [the Defense of Marriage Act]. It’s why, when I ran for president the first time, I publicly asked for the support of the LGBT community, and promised that we could bring about real change for LGBT Americans.

The president believes that the Supreme Court made the right call in ruling unconstitutional state laws that define marriage as between a man an a woman.

When asked about the “Kim Davises of America” — referring to the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples — Obama responded, “I am a man of faith and believe deeply in religious freedom, but at the end of the day, nobody is above the rule of law — especially someone who voluntarily takes an oath to uphold that law. That’s something we’ve got to respect.”

Many critics will find the president’s call for a respect of the rule of law ironic, given his actions as chief executive. Constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley testified before Congress in 2014 that the president had created a “constitutional crisis” by his efforts to subvert the will of Congress.

On Monday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals found his administration’s “executive amnesty” program a violation of the separation of powers.

Last year, Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican seeking the GOP nomination in the 2016 presidential race,  released a document chronicling 76 “lawless acts” by the president, which included his administration’s failure to defend DOMA.

h/t: Breitbart

Watch: Carson Just Revealed His Solution For Transgender Bathrooms, Libs Accuse Him Of THIS

 In Ben Carson’s America, everyone is equal. No one, not even howling liberals and their ‘Cause of the Year’, is more equal.

Carson applied that simple truth, causing liberals to label him “hateful and transphobic” when he turned to the subject of transgendered adults and bathrooms.

“How about we have a transgender bathroom?” Carson said Thursday in an interview with Jorge Ramos of Fusion.

“It’s not fair for them to make everybody else uncomfortable,” he added.

Then Carson got to the root of his opposition to movements that need an extra layer of rights on top of the equality enjoyed by all Americans.

“It’s one of the things that I don’t particularly like about the [LGBT] movement. I think everybody has equal rights, but I’m not sure that anybody should have extra rights — extra rights when it comes to redefining everything for everybody else and imposing your view on everybody else.”

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In a flurry of ruffled feathers, the liberal Human Rights Campaign attacked Carson.

“Ben Carson’s hateful comments are out of touch and all candidates should immediately make clear that they disavow his dangerously transphobic views,” HRC President Chad Griffin said in a statement. “Ben Carson can’t go a week without invoking reckless and irresponsible stereotypes about the LGBT community, and his suggestion that transgender people be required to use segregated bathrooms echoes an ugly past our country should never revisit.”

On Thursday, Carson stressed that his point is that transgendered or gay citizens should not impose their beliefs on others.

“The way this country was designed was live and let live,” Carson said. “I feel, gay people, they can do anything they want.”

“But you’re against gay marriage,” Ramos replied.

“I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman,” Carson said. “But I don’t care what somebody else believes. They can do whatever they want. What I object to is they try to change the definitions for everybody.”

Although liberals sought to make Carson appear out of touch, Carson’s comments come two days after the city of Houston rejected an equal rights law that voters feared was designed to give transgendered men access to female-only public bathrooms.

h/t: The Daily Caller

This License Plate Is Sparking Widespread Fury Among Liberals- You’ll Know Why Immediately…

Personalized license plates have always been a troublesome item for states, especially when people try to sneak vulgarisms past the state authorities issuing the plates. And it looks like that has happened again, this time in the state of Alabama, with a personalized plate that has infuriated liberals and gay activists across the country.

Paul Fulton, Jr., a gay man from Atlanta, Georgia, happened upon a car sporting a license plate reading “N0H0M0” (with zeros in place of the Os). The plate shocked him, as he perceived it to be an anti-gay slur. So, Fulton took a snap shot of it and posted the image to Twitter.

The image started a firestorm of complaints by liberals and various gay websites.

As the gay website GayStarNews.com reported, the license plate is a well-known anti-gay slur in the hip hop culture: “‘No homo’ is a phrase used to distance the speaker from something they said that could give the impression they were gay, especially in hip hop,” the site reported.

The phrase also made news in 2013 when the NBA fined Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert $75,000 for using the phrase and for cursing at a news conference.

In a piece at Vulture.com, writer Nick Catucci explains, “In a sense, ‘no homo’ is just a more evolved way of calling someone a ‘faggot.’”

Asked for comment, state authorities said that the process for approving personalized plates is fairly rigorous.

As DailyHeadlines.com reported:

Amanda Collier, a spokesperson for the Alabama Department of Revenue, informed ThinkProgress that a process is in place to monitor what plates are banned. When a request for a personalized license plate is filed, a three-person review panel considers each application, sometimes offering alternative lettering for the requested message. Some messages are so explicit, however, that “no alternative can be offered” and the taxpayer’s request is denied. “There is a list of more than 6,000 plates that are strictly banned and will not be allowed on any tag in the state,” Collier explained, including “anything explicit, any profanity, or vulgar language.”

But that wasn’t the end of the matter. After the criticism mounted, that state decided to take action.

Huffington Post’s gay voices page said the state has rescinded the plates:

[Alabama] Revenue Department spokeswoman Amanda Collier says the license plate with the saying “NOHOMO” slipped past its three-member review panel. She says the state prohibits personalized tags with profane or vulgar messages.

The department became aware of the plate after a photograph of it on a black Mustang began circulating on social media Monday. Collier said Thursday that the car owner can appeal the decision.

The license plate also featured a pink ribbon usually meant to denote support of breast cancer awareness. Joy Blondheim, founder of the Joy To Life Foundation, told the media that she is sure that the plate has no connection to her organization.

Legendary Singer Was Just Asked About Gay Marriage, Gives PERFECT 4-Word Response

Singer Pat Boone was a teen idol of the 1950’s and is second only to Elvis Preseley in most albums sold in the 1950’s.

Long considered a man of faith and family, Boone has become known for making controversial comments on the politics of the day.

Boone was recently interviewed by The Tennessee Daily Times, and shared his thoughts on same-sex marriage.

He stated:

“Someone asked me the other day what I thought about same-sex marriage, and I told them, ‘What I think is not worth the breath coming out of my mouth. The question is, what does God think? And he expresses himself in the Bible very clearly.’”

Speaking about politics, Boone said, “I just try to talk logically and present facts, and I realize some people are not going to agree with me. I’m pro-life, and I’m pro-death penalty, and I’m going to get ridiculed.”

Boone also discussed how his faith and politics have often made him an outsider in Hollywood. He said: “Dean Martin used to say, ‘Pat Boone is so religious that I shook hands with that boy the other day, and my whole right side sobered up.’ I long ago realized I was persona non grata with the Hollywood community. I haven’t been invited to a lot of the events out here, and that’s fine, because I don’t care to go.”

Boone also spoke about his upcoming show and how, if he died, he would like to do it after a show, like Cary Grant did.

He said:

(Grant) went out and did a one-man show, and people loved it, and then he was in Idaho one night, and he walked on stage and sat down on a stool and told stories and showed clips from his movies. When it was over, he left the theater, and he dropped dead. And I’m very well aware that one of these nights could be mine, and I couldn’t think of a sweeter way to go — having just visited with the audience and revisited my life and career, bringing back memories for them and myself, and while everybody is happy and feeling good, moving on.

What do you think of Boone’s straight shooting attitude?

Watch: Pope Francis Just Announced To The World Exactly What He Thinks About Gay Marriage

Gay marriage advocates and opponents alike found something to celebrate in Pope Francis’ recent visit to the U.S.

Shortly after the pontiff’s exit, word began to spread that he met privately with Kim Davis, the Kentucky elected official briefly jailed for refusing to issue gay marriage licenses. A short time later, however, news surfaced that the pope also met with a gay man and his boyfriend.

The meetings led to some speculation regarding the Catholic leader’s position on such a divisive social issue.

As a synod began in Vatican City Sunday, Pope Francis made clear his belief — and the church’s teachings — on homosexuality.

“This is God’s dream for his beloved creation,” he said, “to see it fulfilled in the loving union between a man and a woman, rejoicing in their shared journey, fruitful in their mutual gift of self.”

He qualified his statement, however, with the caveat that those within the church should never shun or ignore those living in sexual sin.

“The church must search out these persons,” he said, “welcome and accompany them, for a church with closed doors betrays herself and her mission and, instead of being a bridge, becomes a roadblock.”

The ongoing three-week meeting began with a mass Sunday at St. Peter’s Basilica. Its theme is protecting the family and, in addition to gay marriage, will focus on issues including the church’s response to divorce

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