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Rick Santorum to Pope Francis: 'Leave science to the scientist'
Rick Santorum gives sage advice to Pope Francis. Rick Santorum, who once said he would not bow to the liberal orthodoxy of climate change, did ...
Jen Hayden 06/02/2015 114
The cost of police brutality—some Michigan home owners to pay $179 each for brutality settlement
Settlement for Floyd Dent costs two police officers their jobs, but the citizens will be paying for quite some time. Earlier this year, Floyd Dent ...
Jen Hayden 06/02/2015 14
Tennessee television station refuses to run marriage equality ad featuring U.S. Navy combat veteran
"Freedom means freedom for everyone." According to WRCB-TV in Chattanooga, marriage equality is simply too ...
Jen Hayden 06/02/2015 7
Teen stripped of National Honor Society position because she dared wear a sun dress—in Florida
A young woman wearing a sun dress in Florida? Oh, my! Cameron Boland is by all accounts a model student—captain of the basketball team, class president, delegate for the leadership camp Girl State,
Jen Hayden 06/02/2015 227
NC Pastor tells graduating seniors they'll be going to hell if they're gay
Pastor Scott Carpenter says he loves students too much to deny them the truth. North Carolina Pastor Scott Carpenter says he just couldn't pass up the opportunity to spread the good word and alert ...
Jen Hayden 06/02/2015 132
America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, Explains Religious Freedom
America's Best (fundamentalist) Christian, Betty Bowers, is back to school us on religious liberty. Many of us remember her magnificent explanation of what a Bible-based marriage is. With ...
librarisingnsf 06/01/2015 12
This is Us!
Amazon has launched a new documentary series about transgender and gender non-conforming people, called This is Me . This Is Me is an online series exploring contemporary issues faced by the trans ...
rserven 06/01/2015 3
John Oliver makes an appeal to a group more powerful than world governments—FIFA sponsors
This will taste like fucking champagne! FIFA, the organization that sounds the most like the name of a purse dog. It's not Fifi, it's FIFA. You may remember last year we examined what an ...
Jen Hayden 06/01/2015 8
Minnesota hospitals will soon be allowed to dispense medical marijuana
Minnesota hospitals will soon have more treatment options for patients Hospitals in Minnesota will soon be allowed to dispense marijuana:
Jen Hayden 06/01/2015 10
Denver Sheriff Dept. under investigation after whistleblower alleges order to destroy evidence
Denver Sheriff Deputies in dress uniform. The investigation is wide-ranging and involves both the interim head of the Denver Sheriff Department and ...
Jen Hayden 06/01/2015 13
Pope Francis wants to lead global effort to fight climate change, will lay out moral justification
Pope Francis on the verge of asking Catholics to step up together to fight climate change. Science and ...
Jen Hayden 06/01/2015 212
Top Comments: librarisingnsf Edition
Greetings, top comments readers. This is my first top comments diary, so I thought I'd introduce myself by clearing up the (possible) confusion as to what my nickname is, why I chose it, and ...
librarisingnsf 05/31/2015 97
LGBT Literature: Stonewall
LGBT Literature is a Readers and Book Lovers series dedicated to discussing books that have made an impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. From fiction to ...
Chrislove 05/31/2015 14
The Christian Right’s claims of persecution by the secular state ring hollow
Religious exemptions to various laws and regulations have been much in the news in recent years, particularly in relation to the advance of LGBTQ rights and marriage equality. But the history of ...
Frederick Clarkson 05/30/2015 21
On the lighter side
We trans people are generally thought to have absolutely no sense of humor about ourselves. Generally, our response to someone who says that is that we are still waiting for them to say something ...
rserven 05/30/2015 6
In Longmont, CO: Gay Valedictorian gets silenced by HS principal, then outed to his parents.
Clearly, we still have a looong way to go fighting for LGBTQIA acceptance. From Boulder's Daily Camera: http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-schools/ci_28209959/longmont-valedictorian-silenced-
ApostleOfCarlin 05/30/2015 339
Catholics for Marriage Equality and other Religious Views
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AllenMcw 05/30/2015 15
Connecticut Pastor Of LGBT-Inclusive Church Shot In Suspected Anti-Gay Hate Crime
librarisingnsf 05/30/2015 24
IGTNT - A Lifetime of Service
I Got The News Today (IGTNT) is one of the oldest continuous series on Daily Kos. It is a way for our community to pay respect to those who have died as a result of war. The beautiful logo was ...
SisTwo 05/29/2015 38
Squared Away
Shane Ortega ha served three combat tours...two in Iraq and one in Afghanistan...two as a marine and one in the Army...two as a woman and one as a man. Sgt. Ortega is stationed at Wheeler Army Air ...
rserven 05/29/2015 13
Tennessee Television Station Refuses To Air Freedom To Marry Ad
Freedom To Marry has produced a number of marriage equality ads in the past few years. No television station has refused to air any of those ads till now. Chatanooga-based WRCB has refused to air ...
librarisingnsf 05/29/2015 52
Stunning maps showing how much you need to earn in each state to afford a two-bedroom rental unit
Time to #RaiseTheWage The National Low Income Housing Coalition's annual housing report has been released and it once again shows the dramatic ...
Jen Hayden 05/29/2015 57
The incredible power of love and silence (VIDEO)
Art interrupted. Well-known performance artist Marina Abramovic held a performance at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City. The performance piece featured her sitting silently across a ...
Jen Hayden 05/29/2015 5
Minnesota woman pulls gun on Muslim couple who were picking their son up from a friend's house
This Minnesota couple got quite the scare while waiting for their son Majida and Adly Abumayaleh say an insane (my word, not theirs) Minnesota woman pulled a rifle on them for having the nerve ...
Jen Hayden 05/28/2015 310
Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby as you've never seen her before—on Judge Judy
Marilyn Mosby sought justice from Judge Judy Marilyn Mosby's first case before a judge came in an appearance on ...
Jen Hayden 05/28/2015 5
A herpes drug shows incredible promise in treating skin cancer, even advanced stages
Hope for skin cancer patients—but don't forget to take precautions in the sun Doctors and researchers are saying "virotherapy" ...
Jen Hayden 05/28/2015 6
Hawaii State Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge To Marriage Equality Law
In September of 2013, then Governor Abercrombie of Hawaii called the state legislature into special session. They were to consider the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013 and vote on the proposed ...
librarisingnsf 05/28/2015 11
Love tiny houses? Check out the portable, self-sustaining Ecocapsules
Are these the future in micro-housing? Prototypes are in the works, but these tiny homes are portable and self-sustaining with both solar panels, wind turbines and water collection ...
Jen Hayden 05/28/2015 21
For many of California's poorest residents, a brighter, greener future is on the way
Grid Alternative team installing solar panels in Compton, CA Approximately 1,600 impoverished households in California are set to get free or low cost solar panels for their homes. Saving precious ...
Jen Hayden 05/28/2015 7
Woman calls police seeking help for boyfriend who threatened suicide, police arrive and shoot him
Justin Way in happier times Kaitlyn Christine Lyons arrived at her house to find her boyfriend drunk and distraught about losing his job and his sobriety. She called a non-emergency police number ...
Jen Hayden 05/28/2015 155
Mysterious tar balls wash ashore popular beach near Los Angeles
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water..... This can't be good: A slick of unidentified tar-like ...
Jen Hayden 05/28/2015 21
Kansas City (KS) Councilman unleashed racist, misogynistic road rage rant against teen girl
Kansas City, Kansas voters might want to re-think Chuck Stites recent election to office. A 17-year-old Kansas teen is claiming Kansas City, Kansas Councilman Chuck Stites unleashed a racist, ...
Jen Hayden 05/27/2015 12
Former Arkansas Trooper: Jim Bob Duggar lying, only told him about one incident with one girl
Is a larger investigation on the way? Looks like the Duggar situation isn't going away any time soon. In an interview ...
Jen Hayden 05/27/2015 137
Happy update on the NY elementary kids forced to sit out the school carnival due to poverty
Come back, kids! Yesterday we shared the disheartening story of a principal at PS 120 in Queens, New York that ...
Jen Hayden 05/27/2015 183
Texas oil tycoon: We aren't having more earthquakes, just better earthquake detection
Who are you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes? Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens, who made his fortune in ...
Jen Hayden 05/27/2015 24
Marriage Equality Comes To Greenland; World Marriage Equality Map
Greenland's Parliament approved a marriage equality bill yesterday (unanimously). Same-sex couples can tie the knot beginning October 1, 2015. From On Top Magazine : Denmark granted Greenland ...
librarisingnsf 05/27/2015 4
Elizabeth Warren: Stand up and say you're mad as hell and you won't take it anymore! (VIDEO)
Stand up and say you're mad as hell and you won't take it anymore! Elizabeth Warren was a guest speaker this week at The Code Conference —"where top industry influencers in ...
Jen Hayden 05/27/2015 46
New Hampshire high school students gave their principal and community a lesson in generosity
The students give a lesson in generosity. Students at Profile Junior-Senior High School in Bethlehem, New Hampshire went well above and beyond the traditional end-of-year gifts for their principal.
Jen Hayden 05/27/2015 16
NV-Sen: Catherine Cortez Masto (D) Calls On Congress To Pass The Every Child Deserves A Family Act
Received this e-mail today from former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto's (D. NV) U.S. Senate campaign:
poopdogcomedy 05/26/2015 1
Irish (Catholic) Priest Who Came Out In January Thanks Parishioners For Accepting Him
I find the upfront and direct honesty of this Catholic priest (Father Martin Dolan) in Dublin quite refreshing. It had to take quite a bit of courage for a Catholic priest to come out as ...
librarisingnsf 05/25/2015 9
IGTNT: "I Served in the United States Navy"
I Got The News Today (IGTNT), which is one of the oldest continuous series on Daily Kos, provides members of this community a venue to pay their respects to those who have died as a result of the ...
JaxDem 05/24/2015 58
Ruby's Dream House
I first wrote about Ruby Corado on June 8, 2013...well, after a shorter mention of her in August of 2012 ...
rserven 05/23/2015 7
Looks Like Marriage Equality Is Coming To Ireland As Panti Bliss Calls It A Landslide
Early results in the marriage equality referendum indicate a very strong showing for the yes vote. It's looking like a celebratory mood is emerging already within the Irish gay community, although ...
librarisingnsf 05/23/2015 187
Louisiana Senator Lambasts Gov Jindal For Anti-Gay Executive Order In An Awesome Floor Speech
A Louisiana state senator took to the state senate floor to rake Governor Bobby Jindal over the coals for issuing the executive order after the 'license to discriminate' legislation failed in ...
librarisingnsf 05/22/2015 25
IGTNT - Their Only Son
I Got The News Today (IGTNT) is one of the oldest continuous series on Daily Kos. It is a way for our community to pay respect to those who have died as a result of war. The beautiful logo was ...
SisTwo 05/21/2015 44
Breaking: Federal Judge In AL Grants Plaintiffs' Class Action Petition In Marriage Equality Case
Judge Granade has granted the plaintiffs' (in the Alabama marriage equality case) petition for class certification. So, all probate judges in Alabama are included as defendants in the case, and ...
librarisingnsf 05/21/2015 23
Oregon high school junior confronts anti-gay haters, launches beautiful counter-protest
Need a bit of inspiration this morning? I've got just the story for you. On Tuesday, two men showed up on a street corner in Tillamook, Oregon, with signs reading "Homo sex is sin" and "Jesus said ...
Chrislove 05/21/2015 121
Alabama Minister Fined And Sentenced For Practicing Her Faith Which Includes Marriage Equality
Earlier this year, I reported on an Alabama minister who tried to marry a same-sex couple in Alabama after they had gotten a marriage license at a county ...
librarisingnsf 05/20/2015 146

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