While she ignores ISIS throwing homosexuals off rooftops in Syria and Iraq.
Jesus arrives as a gay man of today in a modern city with “The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision,” a controversial series of paintings that are newly available as a book.
The paintings and the new book that I wrote about them have been attacked as blasphemy by conservative Christians. But we refuse to concede Jesus to those who act like they own the copyright on Christ, then use him as a weapon to dominate others.
The contemporary queer Christ figure is persecuted, killed and rises again in the 24 paintings by New York artist Doug Blanchard. A surprisingly diverse group of friends join the gay Jesus on a journey from suffering to freedom.
Right-wing Christians denounced us as “blasphemers” and condemned our book as an “abomination,” “disgusting” and “an outrage to mock Christ in this manner.” Facebook canceled ads for the book because it was too “shocking.” When the LGBT community protested, the social media company reversed its decision and “resurrected” the ad.
LGBT Christian visions are important now because conservatives are using religion to justify discrimination against queer people. Whenever anyone commits violence against another, Christ is crucified again — including when LGBT people are attacked or killed because of who they are.
Every group envisions Christ in their own image from their own context, and now there is a gay vision of Jesus, shaped by the political, economic and cultural forces of our time. LGBT people often identify with the hurt and humiliation that Jesus experienced on the cross.
IG Launches Investigation Into VA Hospital Director Who Was Paid An Absurd $288K To Relocate 140-Miles…
It’s about time they started investigating the crooks at the top of the VA. Update to this story.
Via Daily Caller:
The inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs has opened an investigation into why the director of the Philadelphia regional benefits office was given a $288,000 “relocation payment” to move from Washington, D.C. last year.
Diana Rubens was awarded that hefty sum to make the 140-mile move from her previous job in Washington, D.C. where she served as the agency’s deputy undersecretary for field operations. She oversaw 57 regional benefits offices in that position.
Florida U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, the chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, sent a letter to VA inspector general Richard Griffin on March 10 asking for an investigation into Rubens’ payout and to the agency’s policies regarding such payments. Miller also alleged in the letter that Rubens is being paid a senior executive service-level salary despite her current position being “two levels below her Central Office pay grade.”
Miller wrote in a separate letter to VA Sec. Robert McDonald that the “outrageous” payments are especially troubling given the agency’s scandals revolving around its inability to provide care to sick veterans.
Boston “Black Lives Matter” Racists Say No White People Allowed At Meeting On Death Of Career Criminal Who Shot Police Officer…
According to BLM, the ban on white people is at the behest of shooter’s family.
Via Independent Sentinel:
Police officer and former U.S. Army Ranger John Moynihan was honored at the White House less than a year ago as one of the nation’s “Top Cops” for helping to save a transit officer wounded in a gunbattle with the Boston Marathon bombers.
Today he is in a Boston Hospital fighting for his life. The extent of his injuries is unknown. He was shot in the face over a traffic stop.
On Friday night, Officer Moynihan and other officers stopped a car that was possibly involved in a crime.
Officer Moynihan, 34, went up to the suspects car, no guns drawn, and without provocation, Angelo West shot the officer right below the eye at point-blank range.
West continued to empty his magnum at the other officers. The suspect, Angelo West, 41, with a history of a violent criminal past, was shot by police. West was a career criminal.
Officer Moynihan is sedated and in critical condition with a bullet lodged behind his right ear.
The reaction by the Soros-backed group BlackLivesMatter and their many followers is despicable and illogical. They are without one ounce of concern for the officer who was shot by the violent black criminal.
The racist group will meet to see what they can do on behalf of this murder and whether they can get away with protests. Whites not allowed at this meeting!
I almost didn’t want to post the video as to not give it even one extra view, but the absurdity of the Indiana bashing needs to be chronicled…
The super clever description under the video on YouTube reads, “If you love covered bridges and discriminating, book your trip to Indiana today.”
They’re so cool…
A new digital short is blasting Indiana as a state full of bigots. In the style of a tourism ad, the parody shows images of all things Indiana is famous for, from it’s “world class cities” to it’s NFL team to the Indianapolis 500. The narrator’s voice croons, “That hoosier hospitality makes everyone welcome — especially, bigots! Whether you’re a family of bigots, a couple of bigots or just an individual bigot” the ad claims, you can “shame and humiliate people who are different from you to your heart’s content.” The ad cites the newly-signed bill, “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” as the reason bigots live in Indiana.
This ad isn’t just from a random Youtube user. The parody comes from “Internet Action Force” (IAF), a new digital shorts website launched by the New York Post. According to local news site Capital New York, IAF is run by a gamut of writers and comedians from left-leaning outlets such as Comedy Central, Conan O’ Brien’s TeamCoco.com, and Funny or Die. Senior Editor Nick Poppy even worked as a digital video editor for ABC News previously.
Breaking: Vehicle Tries To Ram Gate At Fort Meade At HQs Of NSA, Shots Fired…Update: Two Men Disguised As Women Were In SUV, 1 Killed, Other Injured; Guard Also Injured…Update: Report: Threat To NSA Had Been Called In For Today, Perps Allegedly Fired On The Police First
Fox is reporting a vehicle rammed the gate and that shooting was heard.
Police are on the scene of an incident outside Fort Meade in Anne Arundel County.
From Chopper4, emergency workers could be seen caring for an injured, uniformed man who was loaded into an ambulance.
It’s not clear what connection that person has to the incident, if any. There are two vehicles with damage outside the gate, including a police SUV.
The National Security Agency is investigating the incident.
Fort Meade, a United States Army installation, is home to approximately 11,000 military personnel along with about 29,000 civilian employees, according the military installation’s website.
Appears from the pictures above to have at least one fatality, there appears to be a body covered with a sheet near the door of the black SUV that rammed the gate. Two injured in addition.
— Brad Freitas (@NewsChopperBrad) March 30, 2015
Dressed as women who just happened to crash the gate and it’s a local incident? Can’t wait to hear the explanation for this!
Gunfire erupted Monday morning at the gate of the National Security Agency’s facility at Fort Meade in Maryland when two men disguised as women in a stolen car tried to enter, sources said.
A guard intervened and shot at least one of the men in the Ford Escape. A search of the vehicle turned up a gun and some drugs.
The condition of the men in the car was not confirmed. The NSA is a conducting the investigation into the incident, but the FBI was also on the scene.
“The shooting scene is contained and we do not believe it is related to terrorism,” the FBI’s Baltimore office said in a statement. “We are working with the US Attorney’s Office in Maryland to determine if federal charges are warranted.”
It’s not clear why the men were trying to enter the facility, but one senior U.S. official called it a “local criminal matter.”
One bad guy shot, one captured and one guard also injured.
Our info sec friend, John Schindler, is reporting the following:
— John Schindler (@20committee) March 30, 2015
— John Schindler (@20committee) March 30, 2015
Doesn’t sound very “local” to me…
Every once in a while, Maher says something pretty great to people on his side. This is one of those times.
Via Truth Revolt:
On HBO’s Real Time Friday, strident liberal atheist host Bill Maher weighed in on the left’s outrage over fashion duo Dolce & Gabbana’s comments defending traditional marriage and criticizing in vitro fertilization, which has led to a celebrity-led boycott of the company (and an ugly back and forth between Elton John and Stefano Gabbana). Maher told his fellow liberals enough with the politically correct policing of those “in their own ranks”; the gay fashion designers, he pointed out, are “95% on your side.”
“We liberals always talk about how the right needs to rein in its crazies,” said Maher, “but the left has some crazy reining in to do too.”
Maher then turned his attention to the chief of the thought police, Media Matters for America, for its recent example of laughable faux outrage over a recent cover of The Economist which used an image of jalapeños on an American flag in a story about Latinos.
“Hey, Media Matters, can I say one thing to you?” asked Maher. “Shut the f** up.”
Libs are losing it . . . again.
On Monday’s New Day on CNN, Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon likened Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s defense of his state’s new religious freedom law to George Wallace’s fight for racial segregation. Avlon asserted that Republican politicians “don’t want to say they’re in favor of bigotry. So what you get is that incredibly awkward stonewalling by Mike Pence.” He added that “this puts him in the same position as George Wallace…by saying that…I’m not in favor of segregation. I never have been. This is about states’ rights and the Constitution.”
The CNN analyst also underlined that social conservative pressing this issue is “the tyranny of dog whistle politics…These politicians are terrified to vote against this because they don’t want to be seen – and vulnerable in a primary challenge – people who say they aren’t Christian enough and aren’t conservative enough.” Avlon later contended that the backlash against Governor Pence would sink any presidential aspirations: “Whenever there’s this kind of pandering to the outer reaches of politics, it ends up having unintended consequences that derail national ambitions.
Clueless Singer Miley Cyrus Calls Governor Mike Pence An “Asshole” For Signing Religious Freedom Law…
MSNBC called, Miley, wants to know if you want your own show.
Pence Hits Back At Critics Of Indiana Religious Freedom Act: “This Avalanche Of Intolerance That’s Been Poured On Our State Is Outrageous”…
Not to mention a lot of it misinformation.
Via CNS News:
(CNSNews.com) – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) says his state has been hit by an “avalanche of intolerance” ever since he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week.
“George, look, the issue here is, you know, is tolerance a two-way street or not?” Pence told ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday.
“I mean, you know, there’s a lot of talk about tolerance in this country today having to do with people on the left. But here Indiana steps forward to protect the constitutional rights and privileges of freedom of religion for people of faith and families of faith in our state, and this avalanche of intolerance that’s been poured on our state is just outrageous.”
Pence said the bill he signed is not about discrimination, nor is it about disputes between individuals unless government action is involved. He said the law is intended to empower individuals (as well as churches and businesses) when they believe the government is trampling on their religious freedom by requiring them to do things they oppose on religious grounds.
Critics say the new law will sanction discrimination against homosexuals.
“The Religious Freedom Restoration Act was signed into federal law by President Bill Clinton more than 20 years ago,” Pence noted. “And it lays out a framework for ensuring that a very high level of scrutiny is given any time government action impinges on the religious liberty of any American.”
Dept. Of Labor Economist Calls Christians “Nazis” Over Indiana Religious Freedom Law – UPDATE: Claims Account Was “Hacked”… Then Deletes That Tweet Too…
Feel the progressiveness.
UPDATE: Still digging (and deleting).
Via The Blaze:
An economist at the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics is undergoing a review after she apparently sent out a tweet claiming that Christians “vote for Nazis.” […]
On Monday, a new tweet was apparently written by Ashack, which said that her work and her home computers were “hacked,” and that an investigation is underway. Neither this tweet nor the original “Nazi” tweet were on her Twitter account as of Monday.
Obama Asks Americans To Imagine What It Would Be Like “If We Carried Ourselves More Like Ted Kennedy?”…
More dead women? More drunken debauchery?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Now since this is a joyous occasion, this is not the time for me to suggest a slew of new ideas for reform. Although, I do have some. Maybe I’ll just mention one. What if we carried ourselves more like Ted Kennedy? What if we worked to follow his example a little bit harder?
Report: U.S. Drone Airstrike Against ISIS Accidentally Kills Two Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commanders In Iraq…
(AP) – Tehran says a U.S. drone strike killed two Iranian advisers in Iraq last week, but the United States says it has only struck Islamic State (IS) militants in its campaign.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said on its sepahnews.ir website on March 30 that the strike occurred on March 23, just after the U.S.-led coalition began air strikes to support Iraqi forces trying to retake the IS-held city of Tikrit.
The website identified the dead as Ali Yazdani and Hadi Jafari. It said they were buried on March 29.
The Associated Press news agency quoted the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad as saying the “international coalition is aimed at Daesh only,” using another term for the IS extremist group.
Without directly addressing the Iranian claim, the statement said, “All airstrikes are carried out through the alliance with the Iraqi government and in full coordination with the (Iraqi) Ministry of Defense.”
I wouldn’t be surprised if DHS classified this as “domestic right-wing terrorism.”
Let me guess the White House’s reaction: “Intended for a domestic audience?”
The General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces underscored that Iran’s military troops are fully prepared to defend the country against enemies’ threats and give a firm response to any potential foreign aggressor.
“The Armed Forces will give a firm and remorsing response to any practical threat by the enemies, specially the US and the Zionist regime, in proportion to the level and type of the hostile attempts and within the framework of threat-against-threat,” the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces said in a statement on the occasion of the Islamic Republic Day (April1).
It noted that the Iranian Armed Forces by relying on the valuable experiences of the past 37 years in confrontation with the enemies of the Islamic Revolution and the country are ready to defend the values and ideals of the Islamic ruling system.
The statement pointed to the Islamic establishment’s achievements for the human community, and said, “37 years after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the nations and communities have waken up and the Islamic awakening movement and flags of right-seeking and freedom-seeking have opened new horizons for the future of humanity; a future that will pave the way for the salvation of the nations from backwardness as well as political, economic and cultural captivity of the oppressing powers …”
Diversity Enforcers Go Ballistic After Jamie Foxx Makes Joke About Bruce Jenner Turning Himself Into Woman
(CNN) – Some viewers of the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday night took to social media to vent about the opening monologue, saying one controversial joke crossed the line.
Musician and actor Jamie Foxx hosted the second annual awards show in Los Angeles.
“We got some ground-breaking performances, here too, tonight,” Foxx said. “We got Bruce Jenner, who will be doing some musical performances. He’s doing a his-and-her duet all by himself.”
There have been reports that Jenner, an Olympic gold medalist, plans to transition from male to female. However, Jenner has not spoken publicly about any such possibility.
Many television viewers took to social media to voice outrage. The hashtag #iHeartRadioMusicAwards rocketed to become a top trend.
“Jamie Foxx just made a terrible, disgusting joke about Bruce Jenner’s rumored transition on this trash awards show,” tweeted @laurennostro.
“Seriously #JamieFoxx? #BruceJenner jokes?” wrote @AngelaPquigley. “You’re disgusting, that’s not ok. It wasn’t funny, just mean spirited and lazy.”
Nah, nothing Cult-like about OFA?
Closeup for added creepiness.
Ted Kennedy has a scale replica of the Senate built so you can envy him. What tribute was given to Mary Jo Kopechne? pic.twitter.com/nh1T9uBE0F
— He Has Failed (@He_Has_Failed) March 30, 2015
Edward M. Kennedy is being celebrated today with the opening of an institute dedicated to his memory. Joe Biden and President Obama were among the speakers in attendance. With classic irony, Obama said Kennedy had “bridged partisan divide” and Joe Biden said he was “an anchor for many of us in our personal lives”.
Obama described Kennedy’s ideology saying it was that “you should help people, that you should be empathetic and that you should put yourself in other shoes, and see through their eyes”.
That empathy or aid did not extend to Mary Jo Kopechne, of course. Kopechne was riding in a car in Chappaquidick with Ted Kennedy in 1969 after a party, when the car went off a bridge into the water at about 11:15 pm. Kennedy got out of the car and left the scene with Kopechne still trapped in the car under water. But Kennedy had gone home to Edgartown and didn’t report the accident. A fisherman saw the car at 8:20 in the morning and reported it to the police. At that point Kennedy, who was calling friends to decide what to do, heard that his car had been discovered and only then did he go to the police. By the time authorities were then able to get to Mary Jo in the car, she was dead.
He testified that she didn’t die in the accident but that she suffocated from lack of air, after having breathed all the air in the air pocket in the car, that it would have taken 3-4 hours before that happened. He testified if he had been called, he could have had her out within 25 minutes.
Kopechne was not the only one to suffer at the hands of the ‘liberal lion of the Senate’. He had a very bad habit for drunkenness and attacking women:
One may find more loathsome behavior here.
If he had been anyone else, he would have been in jail, not being praised today. War on women, indeed…
Pro-tip for the White House’s speechwriters: Next time you write a speech about Ted Kennedy you should Google “Chappaquiddick” first.