CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1993
We live in a time of plague such as has never been visited on our nation. We can pretend it does not exist, or exists for others, and carry on as if we do not know. But we do. We know that AIDS is spread by several different methods. We also know that a cure is not in sight and may never be. What most people do not know is that the gay agenda is running rampant in the hierarchy of Ventura County government and organizations. It has even spread into the churches. We have the potential to slow down the AIDS epidemic by speaking out against a recent request by the Affirmative Action Commission that our county Board of Supervisors consider same-sex marriages as legal, something that will only cost taxpayers more of their hard-earned money.
February 22, 2008 |
WASHINGTON -- A children's book about two male penguins that hatch and parent a chick was pulled from library shelves in Loudoun County, Va., elementary schools this month after a parent complained that it promoted a gay agenda. The decision by Supt. Edgar B. Hatrick III led many parents and gay rights advocates to rush to the penguins' defense. Many say the school system should not have allowed one complaint to limit children's literary choices.
January 22, 1996 |
Rock music has frequently served as a vehicle for social issues, so Extra Fancy's mission to rock its way out of the closet and into the popular culture spotlight isn't surprising. Yet the rock arena has traditionally been a boys' club that excludes gays. Extra Fancy's strategy is to tackle straight-up rock 'n' roll with an aggressively gay agenda--as the Los Angeles quartet did to the best of its ability at Spaceland on Friday night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2009 |
God was in the eye of the beholder Thursday morning at the San Francisco Civic Center Plaza, where hundreds of spectators gathered to watch the California Supreme Court on a massive outdoor TV screen and wrangle over the sanctity of marriage. The occasion: Attorneys from both sides of the gay-marriage debate were arguing the merits -- or demerits -- of Proposition 8, the November ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage in California.
March 13, 2014 |
Hal Douglas, a voice-over artist whose husky intonations provided the backdrop to thousands of movie trailers, has died at age 89, according to the New York Times. Douglas' daughter, Sarah, said the cause was complications of pancreatic cancer. In a career spanning five decades, Douglas narrated trailers for serious dramas ("Philadelphia") comedies ("Meet the Parents," "Men in Black"), action movies ("Lethal Weapon," "Con Air") and everything in between. His demo reel, which you can watch above, further demonstrates his range and prolificacy.
August 8, 2011 |
Handing more ammunition to detractors who say Rep. Michele Bachmann has an aggressive anti-gay agenda, the GOP presidential candidate attended a church service in Iowa on Sunday in which the pastor labeled homosexuality "immoral" and "unnatural. " According to NBC News, Bachmann attended a non-denominational church near Des Moines along with her husband Marcus. She was holding her personal copy of the Bible. Bachmann read to the congregation from the book of Philippians, NBC reported, saying, "Whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, think well of these things.
July 19, 2012 |
Chick-fil-A caused a stir after its president publicly voiced opposition to gay marriage this week. Now, the fast-food chain is hoping to back out of the debate altogether. The quick-service chicken chain said Thursday in a statement that "going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena. " For the company, leaving the policy debate means "not proactively being engaged in the dialogue" on gay marriage, spokesman Don Perry wrote in an email.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1993 |
Instead of celebrating National Coming Out Day for just one day as in years past, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Alliance at Cal State Northridge is hosting a week of events to educate students about homosexuality. The organization began the event Monday with a rally outside the university student union. Rain delayed the start of the program, organizers said, but several speakers and a gay stand-up comedian braved the weather to address a small audience.