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Reasons Liberals Support Gay Marriage

Ever since Joe Biden, and President Obama came out in support of Gay Marriage, there has been a rush by pundits to slobber all over the first president to support gay marriage.  Their “thrill up the leg” support over President Obama and his side-kick Biden continues to grow every day as these pseudo-intellectuals use this issue as a wedge to divide Americans right before the November election.  Now the Eric Holder’s Injustice Department has jumped into the mud slinging to prove that he and his department will not be left out of this issue.  At a speech in Washington Thursday, Eric Holder told the crowd of LGBT supporters that, “As an American, I am deeply proud to stand with you and celebrate the remarkable, once unimaginable progress that — particularly over the last three-and-a-half years — your leadership and coordinated efforts have helped to bring about.”

The fact that we have a White House, a Justice Department, and a large swath of the media fighting to see who can support a certain group of Americans over the rest, is insulting and disgusting, as it should be to ever American.  Many Politicians and media pundits from the left have been preaching tolerance, while using intolerance and bigotry to marginalize and demonize anyone who disagrees with them. What ever happened to “judge a man by his character?”  or “love thy neighbor?” how about, we do not put the sexual preference of an individual over the fact that they are a human being, and treat them equally under process of our system, instead of creating new and special laws for them to live, that will only create more of a divide among Americans, creating more and more problems for any politician to capitalize on.  One politician who came out in support of gay marriage was President Obama.  President Obama ONLY came out in support of gay marriage for one reason, and one reason only, to try and get the vote of every gay person in America, period.  Those who are going to vote for President Obama over this issue only, obviously do not care about the rest of the issues that are facing our nation. Then, again if the government is encouraging everyone to have sex with everyone and providing “free” contraception, no one will need a job because the government will abort your child, raise your child, along with food stamps to provide for that child.  Those individuals who choose to elevate their sexual orientation above national finances, national security, and many more pressing issues, must be looking for a free ride, and/or only care about themselves and no one else in this great nation.

Those who are in support of gay marriage on the left are using this issue to not only separate Americans from Americans, they are using it as a means to an end, which is to win this next election.  The left could care less about an individual person, if that were the case, they would promote individual liberty, private property rights, freedom, constitutionalism, not collectivism.  If the left could hand out crack cocaine, needles, heroin, alcohol and other drugs in order to win votes they would.  Further more, if they believed it would actually win them elections they would promote government programs to supply these drugs to the population and claim they are doing it for the “good of the community.” In order to keep themselves in power and continue to grow the government the left has to justify every behavior, every action as a “right” as something that human beings cannot live without, like handing out contraception and claiming that by not having the government pay for it, it violates some sort of female right to protect their bodies.  How about not having sex for a night and read a book?

The only way the left can win is by government force, their only solutions always result in some sort of government program, government initiative , and just more government that will empower more government and claim its all for the “good of the people.”  While not even mentioning that by creating more government, they forget to inform the citizen they are creating the free program for, that taxes will have to be raise in order to pay for that “free” program.  At some point the American population will wake up and realize that much of what has come out of Washington has been a “big lie,”

And I look forward to all we will surely accomplish together.”

~~Eric Holder, Thursday in Washington, speaking before a LGBT crowd.

Dark Side Show Sparks Angry, Unhinged Letter about Roby

Jarrett Roby is at the center of a controversy at Georgetown University regarding his political beliefs and religious affiliations. After agreeing to come on my show to discuss his situation, Mr. Roby pulled out at the last minute saying he did not want to publicly discuss the situation further. I went ahead with my regular Tuesday night show and after the show I received this email from a person who claims to be  student at the same program Roby was ejected from. The email is as follows: (I have not corrected for spelling or grammar; letter stands as written)

Greetings, Mrs. Kira. I am the community scholar who commented on your post and have just finished listening to your radio show (allow with a number of other scholars). I must say, I thought that the sheer lack of clarity of the facts you have been kept ignorant of (and for bad reason, you are very much wasting your time, and ours) would coerce you into taking a much more moderate view towards the subject. Clearly, I was mistaken.

As I stated before, you simply don’t know Jarret Roby nor do you know the actual facts case other than what he has told you. I did not call during your program simply because I felt that calling in and preaching the real events was very much outside of my place. After all, the show is yours. Nevertheless, I will clarify a few things:

1. The LGBTQ (The Q stands for “Questioning” for future reference) workshop was, in no way shape or form, a class or course in sensitivity or even education. The workshop was a means through which the LGBT topic could be discussed in a controlled and objective space. Georgetown is a University in which students are taught not to shy away from discussing even the most sensitive of topic, key reason to reference is Mr. Roby’s vituperative conduct, and the University uses this program as a preemptive means to introduce us to this discussion. Clearly, there were some, with strong downplaying of the word “some”, who objected to the workshop, but this is the reason why the workshop was mandatory. At Georgetown, students need to be overtly willing to discuss such topics objectively; to welcome criticism and praise as equals, and, most of all, maintain their composure under disapproval, which Mr. Roby spectacularly failed at, if I may add.

2. Mr. Roby was not escorted off of the campus by Georgetown police nor was law enforcement summoned upon him, he was escorted by DPS (The University Law Enforcement) off of the campus and to his bus that would take him to their airport. If this measure had not been taken, Mr. Roby would have had to find his way off of campus, to his bus (had their been one), and to his plane (clearly undesirable). This is an example of facts being skewed, misconstrued, and taken out of context. For what reason, I will purposely fail to mention.

3. You take to heart (and gravely) much of what Mr. Roby has told you. I hope you receive equally as openly what he hasn’t told you. For example, did he tell you that the reason why he was removed from the Community Scholars program was not as a result of his actions, but as a result of a multitude of events which appeared to culminate with his most recent outburst? Did Mr. Roby tell you that he was about as controlled with his opinions with respects to his peers as Hitler was with his armies in respects to Poland? Did he tell you that the very first time I sat down and spoke to him as a person, he immediately took a liking to me because I made a racist joke about African Americans (You need not worry about me, I know what I’m doing)? Did he tell you that he believes that people need to assimilate to their white culture or that he actually has a theory about why he doesn’t date Black Women? Need I remind you that this is the same person you spoke to and were defending only a few short hours ago? I could go on, but I do truly I’ve made my point on this matter. If you want to know more, or even confirm what I have said, you may speak to him yourself.

4. You reffered to Mr. Roby as a “big black man” from Chicago. Sweetheart, I am a black male from Newark, New Jersey and Jarret is only a shy of an inch taller than I am. The fact that he is a “big black man” from Chicago has as little to do with his actions as my hailing from Newark has to do with my reclusive nature. Furthermore, I am offended at the fact that you would even entertain the fact that this could be a racially tainted event. I am so offended, in fact that I won’t even entertain the issue myself. I will just remind you that you yourself said this was a program for “underprivileged”, “disadvantaged” youth predominantly of minority decent.

5. On the topic of “disadvantaged” and “underprivileged”, I will say this once more: Neither I nor any community scholar is disadvantaged nor are we underprivileged. We didn’t join this program to “catch up”, we joined for the chance to experience college life, experience college work, attend various workshops to prepare us for college, and all the while receiving a special scholarship. I will remind you that during your show you were not only, talking about us, you were talking to us. In fact, there was a general spark of laughter when you mentioned those words. I will also remind you that for the overwhelming majority of us scholars, the option to attend this program was just that: an option. For most of us, we didn’t have to, nor were we forced to. So, to call us disadvantaged or underprivileged is inherently hilarious and deserving of much heckling.

6. Your “anonymous” sources aren’t so anonymous.

7. As for the Right v.s. Left theory, no. Just no. Mr. Roby is about as conservative as pseudo conservatives can get. He calls himself conservative, but he is very much ignorant of and unable to vouch for most “conservative” ideologies (Then again, most conservative ideologies are inherently difficult to defend or even remotely rationalize, but we won’t go there). As I also stated before, in regards to the incident in question, Jarret was a victim, but not of liberal bias, racism, or even squishy tenderness towards the LGBT community. He was a victim of his own rabid pseudo conservative ideology; the very same rabid ideology that directly leads to the equally rabid brandishing of this incident, despite the lack of accurate evidence.

I think that about sums it up, Mrs. Davis. Now I know, for many of these points, you may recount that you did not receive any direct information from the University. While I cannot say whether or not you will receive more information, I must say agree with the decision not to release. The only social entity more amusing Fox News is runaway right wing reporting with little/inaccurate evidence. At any rate, I once again suggest that you abandon this case. Jarret Roby is not the person you want to defend, no matter how right wing you are.

Gay marriage is constitutional, DOMA is not.

“bitching” regards, and Hoya Saxa

This hardly seems like the rantings of an “objective” party. Clearly this person has a preconceived distaste for conservatives based on outdated media lies about what conservatives stand for. As a black conservative who is regularly attacked and maligned, I know that often people who judge me right away by my political views tend to view everything I say through their own twisted and uninformed lenses. So a joke becomes a “racist” joke and a passionate defense of an opinion becomes a “Hitler-style” rant.

The writer’s plea for objectivity is laughable. This is hardly a letter from an objective party. It actually seems to bolster Mr.Roby’s story by proving how unreasonable and bias the people around him really are. The writer even admits that people like Roby need the LGBT training to release them from their own bigotry! ” Clearly, there were some, with strong downplaying of the word “some”, who objected to the workshop, but this is the reason why the workshop was mandatory.” Got that! The training is mandatory because there are actually people out there who would…gasp, object!

It sounds to me that Roby could have done nothing right for this person short of denouncing his ideology and getting back on the liberal Democrat plantation where he belongs. Racism is an issue only because it’s always an issue when dealing with left-wing ideology. They set up the rules, which the writer set-up right away by referring to the “racist joke” (what kind of joke was it, I wonder) he told, and that Roby allegedly laughed at. I’m just playing by the rules the writer and his side set up. Don’t hate the player, hate the game!

This isn’t about Roby anymore. He has removed himself from the conversation and wishes not to participate further in this discussion. But this writer’s loaded, bias (and insulting) email to me proves what I’ve been saying all along. The people who scream for “tolerance” the loudest are usually the one’s who practice it the least. Tolerate sexual diversity, but not thought diversity? Tolerance for thee but not for me!

And no, the letter-writer did not give a name and insisted on remaining anonymous while deriding others for choosing to do the same. Classy!

There’s too much else wrong with this letter to comment on, so have it yourself if you have the energy.

Crossposted at kiradavis.net

Tonight on the Dark Side with Kira Davis

7/24/2012 Georgetown University freshman Jarrett Roby joins me to discuss the controversy surrounding his ejection from campus for refusing to participate in an LGBTQ sensitivity training. When Jarrett objected on religious grounds he was accused of becoming “physically threatening” and escorted off campus by police. He was removed from the program and lost his scholarship through that particular program.

Plus, is Bachmann the victim of a witch hunt, or a witch hunter herself?

Tonight at 10pmET, 7pm Pacific on the CDNews Network on Blogtalk Radio.

UPDATE: Download or hear replay of this show right here.

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Georgetown Suspends Minority Student for Refusing LGBT Training

Georgetown University participates in a program called the Community Scholars Program which provides scholarships to GU for disadvantaged youth from across the country. The students attend a 5-week summer intensive on campus to prepare for fall courses. One workshop they were required to attend was an LGBTQ(when did the Q get on there? Seriously folks, are you going to use the whole alphabet?) “sensitivity training”, as seen on this exclusive video. Jarrett Roby from Chicago, IL was one of the lucky attendees, but when he was told he had to attend the training or risk disciplinary action Roby chose his religious convictions over program policy and refused to attend. A debate ensued and Roby (young and black and yes, that may be unfortunately relevant here) was accused of making the residential assistants feel “physically threatened”. Here is the story in Roby’s own words and you can find more information and exclusive coverage at kiradavis.net.

I’m just greatly saddened about the situation. Officially, the program directors will say I was dismissed from the program because I left 3 of the RAs feeling physically threatened. However I never mentioned anything remotely violent or did anything violent. Also I am confident that all of my peers would support the fact that I have never showed an ounce of violence and any such claims are flawed. The directors of the program who dismissed me said that their reasoning may not be fair, but they were not going to ask for a general consensus of me.
Considering this, I believe I was asked to leave the program because I took a conservative stand against a liberal ideology and liberal group of people who are in charge of the program. Every scholar apart of the program was signed up for an LGBTQ seminar for Monday (July 23). I decided this was a seminar I would not attend. I am a devout Christian so I have no animosity in my heart toward any man whether he is gay or straight. I am required to love all people and I try my best to do so. I have no problems with homosexuals because it is the natural and God given right to be with whom they want to be with (Freewill). I do not support Gay rights, but as a supporter of the US constitution I do tolerate them. 
Because I have an established view point on LGBTQ I did not think it was necessary for me to go to the seminar. I approached a RA privately with my appeal on Sunday and it was automatically shut down and I was told I could expect to be written up if I did not go to the seminar. I held my peace and persisted with the idea of not going. Later that night other students got wind that I was not planning on going to the seminar. I was automatically attacked and deemed “closed-minded” and “ignorant”. In the mist of this rising confrontation I began to speak up to try and explain to other scholars how I was not trying to be intolerant. During this discussion the same three RAs that decided that they felt physically threaten tried to stop the conversation and send everyone to their rooms before the established curfew. I once again spoke up in protest of the early curfew and with an appeal that everyone calms down and back off. As the intensity died down it was clear that the RAs had personal biases toward LGBTQ and were against anyone who spoke against it. I heard the RAs say negative things about me but I didn’t respond because once everything died down it was curfew and I did not want to turn a political debate into and emotional onslaught. 
The next day I was called in by the program directors and told my actions during the informal debate had reassured the RAs feeling of being threatened. I was told that there had been a meeting with the RA’s and it was decided that I could not stay because 3 RAs were scared for the safety. I believe a true injustice was done to me. I am not looking for revenge, but I am trying to help stop injustice. – Jarret Roby

Here is exclusive video from my YouTube page taken by a student in the training session.

 

 

 

The Amy Koch Scandal Illustrates Who Has Standards And Who Doesn’t!

Snarky letters from the “Gay Community” aside, the resignation and scandal of Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch is a painful embarrassment to the Minnesota GOP and for Protection of Traditional Marriage activists.

Senate Majority Leader Koch resigned her post Dec. 15 amidst accusations of having an inappropriate relationship with a male staffer, one day after a confrontation with members of her party. She will remain a Senator but said she will not seek re-election. Koch was elected to office in 2006 and re-elected in 2010.

Koch did not name the person with whom she had an affair, but insiders believe it might be Michael Brodkorb,  a staffer who helped write a protection of marriage act currently being considered in the Minnesota legislature. Minnesota statues already bans gay marriage, but the amendment to the constitution would add more protection against legal action taken by the gay community activists who want to extend marriage benefits to same-sex couples.

On Tuesday, the Senate GOP elected Rochester resident Dave Senjem as the new Senate Majority Leader after a 10-hour debate. Senjem was first elected in 2002 to the Senate and previously held the title of Senate Minority Leader before that honor was passed onto Democrat Senator Tom Bakk.

Koch is reported to have received a sarcastic letter from gay activists “apologizing” for sabotaging her “traditional marriage”. The letter, written by John Medeiros of Minneapolis, says in part:

“On behalf of all gays and lesbians living in Minnesota, I would like to wholeheartedly apologize for our community’s successful efforts to threaten your traditional marriage… We apologize that our selfish requests to marry those we love has cheapened and degraded traditional marriage so much that we caused you to stray from your own holy union for something more cheap and tawdry.”

See the whole letter at http://www.citypages.com/2011-12-28/news/gay-community-apologizes-to-amy-koch/

To no one’s surprise, LGBT activists have piled on praising the exit of Koch from Senate leadership claiming it a victory against anti-gay marriage legislation. Articles bashing Koch have appeared in the Daily Kos and in the Minneapolis/St. Paul City pages.

The Koch resignation and scandal certainly hurts, and the Liberal response to it is not surprising. What is surprising and under-reported is the response of GOP leaders in this matter. Koch’s demise as Senate leader didn’t come as the result of an attack from opponents, it is the result of action taken by her peers, who felt that her inappropriate relationship, or her leadership, had to end for the good of the party.

Liberals and progressives have repeatedly demonstrated through the years that they have no moral compass. The only compass they own points them to a place where they may take political advantage over their enemies.  (Remember serial molester Bill Clinton, housing market burning flamer Barney Frank and pervert Anthony Weiner). Time after time they will defend their offensive leaders tooth and nail stating that, “it doesn’t really matter. It only matters how he votes” or “it’s only a lie about sex, everybody does it.” Weeks, months and years go by before any Liberal politician is forced by the opposition party to step down. But when leaders of the same party, the Grand Old Party, hold the line, the offender agrees to the standard set and immediately concedes to the will of her peers, a stark difference between us and them.

Conservative MegaBlogger Andrew Brietbart brilliantly illustrated this point at his memorable appearance at the Americans For Prosperity’s right-wing blogger conference RightOnline2011 that took place earlier this year in Minneapolis. He essentially called out the Liberal Media hypocrisy in which they unapologetically defend their politicians who behave badly while at the same time pillaring conservative women like Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin. See the video on You Tube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60zAjQx1HDs&feature=endscreen&NR=1 around the 7:57 mark.

“I think there’s kind of a cool parady there,” said Brietbart, “I’m not, like, for the suppression of the outing of corrupt corporations. I’m not for the suppression of the outing of corrupt Republicans. In fact there’s a huge difference. . . I’m totally for all these Republican screwballs getting in trouble, getting fired, or quitting the day they get caught, not stretching it out for three ludicrous unbelievably joyful weeks. Thank you Congressman Weiner!”

While the Liberal establishment gaily, (oh my, did I really use that word?) jumps up and down in unapologetic glee and celebration, there is an important thing to remember: the state GOP is stronger not weaker for having stood up to their leader and applying the standard.

Conservatives and Christians aren’t perfect. We occasionally have our leaders who with their faults and foibles fail us. The difference between us and them is that we recognize the higher standard, the one higher than man’s whim. That’s why we hold our leaders to account and why they don’t.

The Left is correct in stating that the major issue on the ballet of 2012 will be jobs. That’s good because in the area of job creation they’ve sucked royally as the Liberal Policies of Jimmy Carter sucked. It means we have the political leverage because Minnesotans and Americans as a whole know that the Left have no idea how to create a job and we do. That’s why we will win in 2012.

But the social issues are important too and conservatives need to continue to push back against progressivism and uphold our values in the face of their assault. Most people recognize the rights of gays as human beings the same as everyone has basic civil rights, but most of us still believe that marriage is defined as an established relationship between one man and one woman. And, we believe that leadership matters.

The Amy Koch story won’t change that. This story simply illustrates who has standards and who doesn’t.

Another Nail In Perry's Coffin…


I came across a Rick Perry ad today that stopped me in my tracks, and not for any of the good reasons.  At first glance, it seems like it might be another good TV spot for the candidate from Texas.  It starts off with optimistic music and Perry looking like a seasoned man from America’s heartland.  He’s standing by a quiet river, and he begins with a proclamation that he’s “not ashamed to admit that he’s a Christian”.  So far so good… Then his next statement kind of derails things.  Take a look…

Look…  I know that this statement will speak to the hearts of many Americans, but Perry really shouldn’t have added the line about “gays serving openly in the military”.  I think he had a good ad on his hands without the addition of that statement.  And to be honest with you, I’m not at all sorry for him for any heat this might bring upon his campaign.

This is a year where Republicans have an honest chance to unseat the current president, and that’s saying a lot, considering how dire the GOP’s hand was in 2008.  Commercials like this do nothing to bolster those chances, however, and I’m ashamed of Perry for putting this line in there.

Now, I know that Perry has been gaining support on this website, and that I’ll draw the ire of many of our readers for pointing this out, but if you WANT Perry to be the next president of the United States, ads like this do not help.  Whether it is fair or not, Republicans are known for being “against the gays”.  How does this ad help to change that perception?  It doesn’t.  It only “reaffirms” what many have suspected about Republicans all along.

Also… it was a good ad without that line.  Perry looked good, he sounded good, the production values were solid, and his message was fine.  Adding the line about gays serving openly in the military did nothing to improve or embellish it.  It was foolish, and it was the opposite of helpful.

This isn’t the first time that Perry has disappointed me, nor is it the first time that he’s “stepped in it”, but after enough occurrences, these things start to look like nails in his coffin.

LGBT Groups to Counter Houston ‘Pray Away the Gay’ Conference on September 10

HOUSTON, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On September 10, the infamous “ex-gay” organization Exodus International will host Love Won Out in Houston, which is a quarterly road show promoting the false and dangerous idea that one can “pray away the gay.” In response, a coalition of local and national LGBT organizations will host a weeklong series of educational and entertainment events, as well as a protest, highlighting the harm caused by “ex-gay” programs.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (All events open to media)

Opening Night: Overview of “Ex-Gay” Ministries with Wayne Besen

Wednesday, September 7

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Resurrection MCC (2025 West 11th Street, Houston TX)

Presentation followed by a Pastors’ Panel and Q&A Session

Event Info: Truth Wins Out founder Wayne Besen will discuss in an acclaimed multi-media presentation the history of “ex-gay” programs, the techniques used, the key players involved and political context in which these dangerous programs operate. Besen is the architect of the recent undercover operation that revealed that the clinic of Michele Bachmann’s husband, Marcus, practiced “ex-gay” therapy. Besen is the author of Anything But Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth. He has appeared on leading shows including: ABC Nightline and Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Film Screening: This is What Love in Action Looks Like

Thursday, September 8

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Resurrection MCC

Event InfoThis is What Love in Action Looks Like is a new film that explores the controversial LIA experience and shows how youth are coerced into “ex-gay” programs. Film director Morgan Jon Fox and interviewee Brandon Tidwell will be on-hand to answer questions.

One Man Show: Peterson Toscano

Friday, September 9

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Resurrection MCC

Event Info: Celebrated comedian and actor Peterson Toscano shares his own story of trying to “de-gay” himself and the process he took to integrate his sexuality with all parts of his life. In this presentation you will witness the Best of Peterson Toscano as he presents excerpts from original plays including The Re-Education of George W. Bush, Queer 101–Now I Know my gAy,B,Cs, and Doin’ Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House.

Protest of Exodus International’s Love Won Out

Saturday, September 10

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Outside the Sugar Creek Baptist Church

SOURCE Truth Wins Out

CONTACT: Wayne Besen, Founder, Truth Wins Out, +1-917-691-5118, [email protected]