CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2001
My family and I were truly offended by Steve Lopez's Nov. 23 column. Not only does he insult the Salvation Army, which is standing up for its principles while helping thousands of needy people, but he also insults all Christians by joking that Jesus Christ might have been gay. We are not involved with the Salvation Army in any way, but we believe it has the right to run its organization in a manner consistent with its Christian philosophy. We also feel it denigrates your newspaper to allow a columnist with a pro-gay agenda to spew such anti-Christian venom at its readers.
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.
May 24, 2011 |
Fans of "Glee" have long suspected that there was something special going on between Santana and Brittany, the show's mean girl/dim girl cheerleading duo. There were the goo-goo eyes and the intertwined pinkies, the back rubs and flirty duets. The relationship might have been just another inside joke on a show full of inside jokes, but fans wanted more. They dubbed the pair "Brittana," and tweeted and blogged endlessly about how great it would be if the two became a real couple. Of course, fans known as "shippers" have fantasized for years about imaginary trysts between their favorite characters.
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.
March 13, 2014 |
"Star Wars" indeed. The battle for the lead role in "Star Wars: Episode VII," the next film in the famous franchise, is heating up, according to a Variety report naming five young actors as top contenders. Disney and Lucasfilm are considering Ed Speleers of "Downton Abbey," John Boyega of "Attack the Block," Jesse Plemons of "Breaking Bad," and theater actors Matthew James Thomas and Ray Fisher to play the lead role of a Jedi apprentice, the report says . None of the actors mentioned is a household name, and Disney is mum on the news, so it's hard to say how serious the talks have been, but given the immense popularity of all things "Star Wars," the coveted role could propel any of them to stardom.