LAKEWOOD, Colorado, July 31, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The owner of a cake shop in Lakewood, Colorado said that, following a refusal to provide a wedding cake for a homosexual couple his business has more than doubled.
Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, told local media that this wasn’t the first time he had turned away homosexuals seeking wedding cakes, but it is the first time his stand for Christian principles has resulted in so much media attention and some death threats.
Phillips explained that since 1993 the family owned and operated business has refused about half-a-dozen requests for same-sex wedding cakes. However, on Sunday he said he was forced to call police because of several death threats over the latest refusal.
A Juneau man has filed a lawsuit trying to compel the state of Alaska to prove that President Obama is qualified to be on the ballot.
Gordon Warren Epperly claims in the lawsuit filed in Juneau Superior Court that Obama’s citizenship status is unknown, and that Obama was illegally inaugurated in 2009, KTOO reported (http://is.gd/quT1TH).
He also claims that Obama, by taking office, has committed a crime of trying to overthrow the U.S. government. Epperly is acting as his own attorney.
The lawsuit is seeking the state Division of Elections to obtain a physical, “verified” copy of Obama’s birth certificate.
But now the reporters are harassing Romney. They’re trying to create gaffes. They’re working on behalf of Barack Obama. They are attempting to carry forth the meme that Romney’s foreign trip is a disaster, that it’s one gaffe after another. They’re trying to do this in the mainstream. And the fact of the matter is Romney is having a home run of a trip. He is having a grand slam. He is doing such a good job that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad actually came out, and for all intents and purposes, endorsed Obama yesterday. Romney’s over in Israel and he makes an obvious truthful statement. He’s been doing that a lot on this trip. Talked about the Palestinians versus the Israelis. Palestinian economy, Israeli economy. (paraphrasing) “Well, there’s a cultural difference here. There’s a clear reason why the Israeli economy is vastly superior. It’s cultural.”
All hell broke loose. A spokesman for the Palestinians: “That’s racism. That is out and out racism.” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad joins in, criticizing Romney. Didn’t mention his name, but there was nobody else he could have been talking about. So effectively, the grand pooh-bah of Iran, working with the permission of the mullahs, has come out against Obama’s opponent, Mitt Romney. So effectively a Barack Obama endorsement, which is nothing new. This all happened during 2008, all these foreign dictators supporting Obama, ripping into McCain and so forth. I mean, you couldn’t tell the difference. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would criticize America. You listened to a Democrat criticize America. It sounded the same, word-for-word.
The Obama administration released illegal immigrants who went on to commit more crimes, including charges of 19 murders, 3 attempted murders and 142 sex crimes, the House Judiciary Committee said in a report Tuesday.
All told, the nearly 47,000 illegal immigrants the administration was notified of but declined to deport between 2008 and 2011 under its Secure Communities program had a recidivism rate of 16 percent, the committee said.
They were just part of the nearly 160,000 immigrants — most of them here legally — who were flagged by Secure Communities during the three year period but who were either not eligible to be deported or who the administration decided to release. Those immigrants went on to be charged in nearly 60,000 more crimes, according to the committee and the Congressional Research Service, which issued a report on the matter.
Nearly two-thirds of Democrats — 65% — now support gay marriage, a 15% increase from this time in 2008, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center.
The partisan divide on gay marriage is also increasing substantially. Though Republicans supporting same-sex marriage increased from 19% in 2008 to 24% in 2012, the gap between Dems and Republicans jumped from 23% in 2004 to 31% in 2008 and is now at 41% in this most recent survey. Independents split the two parties, with just over half — 51% — supporting same-sex marriage, a seven point increase from 2008.
President Obama’s declaration that he personally supports gay marriage did not have a major effect on the public’s opinion, as numbers conducted before and after the president’s announcement showed similar support from the general public.
Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy is in hot water with the LGBT community because he committed the cardinal sin in an age of political correctness: Thou must not speak ill of anything gays, lesbians, bisexuals or transgenders wish to do.
In an interview with the Baptist Press and later on a Christian radio program, Cathy, whose father, the philanthropist Truett Cathy, founded the company, defended marriage between a man and a woman and when asked about the company’s support of traditional marriage said, “Guilty as charged. We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit.” Cathy believes American society is rotting (and where is evidence to the contrary?) because the country has turned away from God.
That was it. Cathy did not say he would deny someone with a different view than his the right to eat in or work at any of his fast-food restaurants, which would violate the law. He did not say anything hateful about them. He simply expressed a deeply held conviction rooted in his Christian faith.
With headlines blazing and printer’s ink aplenty, the Washington Post and the New York Times turned downright apoplectic about Mitt Romney’s comment in Jerusalem that differences in “culture” are the key to Israel greatly outpacing the Palestinian territories in economic performance.
“Romney angers Palestinians with remarks on economy,” reads a six-page headline in the Post. “With Jerusalem Comment, Romney Raises Sparks,” blares a six-column headline in the Times.
The headlines are a tip-off that these two papers deem Romney’s remark an unpardonable affront to their own narratives of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Mitt Romney has once again reached the 50% mark of support in Missouri.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Romney earning 50% of the vote, while Obama receives 44% support. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and another three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Joianne Fraschilla is a lesbian mom in New Jersey whose son has been eager to visit the petting zoo at the WhiteBriar Bed & Breakfast they pass by regularly. This week, they noticed a sign outside the B&B promoting tomorrow’s “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” organized by Mike Huckabee, as well as the message “One man, one woman, one God.” Fraschilla wrote on the B&B’s Facebook wall that she would not be bringing her son there because she was disappointed a local business was anti-equality. She received the following response, presumably from WhiteBriar co-owner Carole Lokan-Moore:
Isn’t it wonderful Joanne Fraschilla, that you and your son can enjoy the animals here because I have a traditional marriage with a husband who works with me 90 hours a week to take care of these animals, and the summer camp….we’re 66-68 years old….there were no gays or queers in our time…..if two old ladies chose to live together..so be it, let them deal with God when they get there…but to have the “face sucking” thrown in my face of two gay lesbians who are totally destroying the “normal balance in a child’s life” as you claim your son…where is the role model that your son needs to know how to act like a man? or will he only see the “one sided selfishness” of a “single parent”…and end up an out cast in society by being “gay” himself because he didn’t have a father as a role model. I’ll pray for you….remember what the bible says: “Lay down with dogs, get up with fleas”…..guess that’s why God invented aids…
After a review of the Labor Department’s March 2012 economic report, I published an analysis showing that America had a jobs deficit of nearly 10.4 million jobs as compared to a “normal economy.” In the four months that have followed, because the population continues to grow more rapidly than job creation, the total jobs deficit has worsened by an additional 229,000. That flies in the face of the President’s recent assertion that “the private sector is doing fine.”
Instead of “doing fine” and a steady recovery from the effects of the recession, net job creation continues to fall backwards. The arithmetic is straight forward using Bureau of Labor Statistics for June:
|Current Total Available Population||243.155||million|
|Normal Labor Force Participation Rate||multiply||0.6653|
|Active Labor Force Total||equals||161.771||million|
|Normal unemployment level = 5.4%||minus||8.736||million|
|Normal total employed population||equals||153.035||million|
The entire history of the Democratic Party is one of crime and corruption, according to former Time magazine associate editor Michael Walsh.
In a radio interview with WND’s Greg Corombos, Walsh provides a detailed analysis of the party’s dark past – from Aaron Burr’s building of Tammany Hall and how Democrats tried to defeat Abraham Lincoln’s re-election bid to Franklin Roosevelt’s rise to the presidency and the Chicago machine connected to the Obama administration.
“What distinguishes them is a real desire to win,” he explained. “They’re the oldest party in the country obviously. …
“They’ve stayed because they know how to win, and they’re willing to change at the drop of a hat. They’re willing to change their policies. They’ve gone from being the party of slavery and segregation to now claiming to be the party of civil rights laws passed in ’64 and ’65, when, in fact, those were passed with greater Republican support than Democrat support. But they’re always mutating and trying to grab the moral high ground. And it seems to me they don’t have any moral high ground.”