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Kentucky Baptist church schedules first gay wedding only hours after ban ends

Only hours after a judge overruled Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage, a Baptist church announced that it would be holding its first ever gay wedding. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II ruled that same-sex marriage was legal in Kentucky, but temporarily stayed his ruling while a federal…

Miss. college GOP chairman switches to Democrat over Tea Party ‘extremists’

The chairman of the Mississippi Federation of College Republicans (MFCR) said on Monday that he had resigned, and was in the process of switching his party affiliation to Democrat because of the extremism of Tea Party members. In a resignation letter obtained by The Clarion-Ledger, Evan Alvarez says that the…

Greenpeace and EFF launch protest blimp over NSA data center in Utah

By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) – Three activist groups flew a blimp emblazoned with the words “Illegal Spying Below” over the National Security Agency’s data center in Utah on Friday in protest against the federal government’s mass surveillance programs. The one-hour flight over the high-tech facility was launched…

Louie Gohmert demands Obama stop ‘luring’ lice and scabies-ridden immigrant children

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Wednesday objected to President Barack Obama’s immigration policies because he said that they were “luring” diseased children to the United States. Speaking at a House Judiciary hearing titled “An Administration Made Disaster: The South Texas Border Surge of Unaccompanied Alien Minors,” Gohmert accused President Obama…

Colorado Springs councilwoman: ‘Get rid of homeless’ with a ‘bus ticket’ instead of homes

Colorado Springs Councilwoman Helen Collins this week proposed that the best program to “get rid” of homeless people was to “give them a bus ticket” out of town. At a Tuesday council meeting, council members discussed an Action Plan for the use of federal block grant funds to deal with…

Russell Brand: Fox News is ‘fanatical, terrorist, propagandist’ and ‘more dangerous than ISIS’

Comedian Russell Brand on Tuesday blasted Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro for taking a position on bombing Iraq that he said was even “worse” than the militant group ISIS which has taken over a large portion of the country. In what BuzzFeed called “the craziest rant a Fox News…

Albuquerque infiltrates, films anti-shooting protest with undercover cop who shot someone

The Albuquerque Police Department insisted over the weekend that it sent an undercover officer who shot someone to infiltrate and film protests against deadly force in order to ensure the safety of demonstrators. On Saturday, protesters gathered at Roosevelt Park for a mock trial of Police Chief Gorden Eden because…

Mike Huckabee: Martin Luther King Jr. would agree that gay marriage is like the Holocaust

Fox News host Mike Huckabee on Thursday compared the effort to prevent LGBT people from having equal marriage rights to fighting against Nazi Germany. Speaking at the 2014 March for Marriage in Washington, D.C., Huckabee said that there was “no basis in the law” that gave a single judge the…

Clueless white Texas commissioners accidentally vote to back slavery reparations

The Dallas County Commissioners Court on Tuesday backed monetary reparations for African-Americans whose ancestors were slaves in the United States — even though the commissioners probably didn’t mean to. The Dallas Morning News reported that commissioners thought they were honoring an annual holiday when they voted unanimously for the “Juneteenth…

Mayor Bill de Blasio takes on Teamsters and Liam Neeson as he tries to ban New York’s horse carriages

The city mayor’s stand on animal welfare is facing heavyweight opposition – but he won’t back down On the corner of 59th and 5th, Marcello, a 12-year-old, chocolate-brown draught horse, has his nose in a bucket of feed. Most days he and his Sligo-born owner, Karl Bruen, can be found…

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