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North Carolina church halts all weddings until same sex couples can marry

A North Carolina church says that it will not host any wedding ceremonies or sign any marriage licenses until couples of the same sex are provided the same opportunity to marry as straight couples. In an interview that aired on Monday, Green Street United Methodist Church Senior Pastor Kelly Carpenter…

Pat Robertson says bankrupt families should give him ‘just $20 a month’

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday encouraged families who could not pay their bills to become “partners” of his ministry because “it’s just $20 a month.” At the end of Monday’s 700 Club broadcast, Robertson told the story of D.L and Deborah Hobby, who “lived large” in a 4,600-square-foot home until…

Fox News airs name of 16-year-old Steubenville rape victim in Monday coverage

Fox News on Monday aired the name of a underage victim of a disturbing rape in Steubenville, Ohio. During correspondent Mike Tobin’s report about the guilty verdicts in the Steubenville rape case on Fox News’ America’s Newsroom, the girl’s first name was broadcast without being censored. “We have not known,…

Hillary Clinton: I support marriage equality ‘personally and as a matter of policy and law’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced her support for marriage equality in a video released by the Human Rights Campaign on Monday. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans (LGBT), Clinton said, “are our colleagues, our teachers, our soldiers, our friends, our loved ones,” Clinton said in her statement. “They…

Drunk teen shot and killed after friends drop him at wrong house

A teenager who was shot and killed in Sterling, Virginia over the weekend may have accidentally entered the wrong home after a night of drinking. Law enforcement officials told The Washington Post that the drunk teen had been dropped off by friends at a house just two doors down from…

Sen. Elizabeth Warren pokes fun at GOP, Wall Street during South Boston’s annual St. Patrick’s Day breakfast

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took to the stage during South Boston’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast, using the opportunity to not only give an update on the Senate race, but also to poke some light-hearted fun at her Republican rival U.S. Senator Scott Brown. “I’m the daughter of a maintenance…

RNC chair to fix GOP with ‘hackathons,’ marketing ‘year round’ — but no policy changes

The chairman of the Republican Party on Sunday explained that he had a plan to turn around his party’s recent losing streak by having less debates, earlier conventions, “hackathons” and more “marketing” — cosmetic changes that give candidates fewer chances to damage themselves without any serious policy changes. In an…

CNN grieves that guilty verdict ruined ‘promising’ lives of Steubenville rapists

CNN broke the news on Sunday of a guilty verdict in a rape case in Steubenville, Ohio by lamenting that the “promising” lives of the rapists had been ruined, but spent very little time focusing on how the 16-year-old victim would have to live with what was done to her.…

Boehner: ‘I can’t imagine’ supporting a gay son’s marriage

Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman recently reversed on his opposition to same sex marriage after his son came out as gay, but House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) says that he would never support equal marriage rights for an LGBT child. During an interview with ABC that aired on Sunday, host…

Rep. Tom Cotton: Iraq ‘was a just and noble war’

A Republican congressman who served in Iraq and Afghanistan on Sunday looked back at the Iraq war and declared that it was a “just and noble war.” During an interview on CNN, host Candy Crowley asked Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) for his views on the war 10 years after the…

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