Originally posted on Fellowship of the Minds:
United Press International reports, July 2, 2015, that just days after the U.S. Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right, bishops in the Episcopal Church have voted to approve such unions performed by its clergy. At a convention in Salt Lake City this week, Episcopalian leaders voted to permit religious weddings for gay couples, beginning November 1.
The resolutions approved at the General Convention mean bishops have authorized their clergy to perform marriages for Episcopalian same-sex couples. The bishops also voted to change the verbiage in the church’s rules on marriage to make them gender neutral.
However, the changes are not being met with unanimous support as debate on the matter for the church is far from settled. Moreover, according to the Washington Post, the bishops’ resolution doesn’t mean all Episcopalian clergy are required to perform same-sex unions. They are still free to refuse such a request without…
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Originally posted on CBS New York:
TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey just might have an image problem.
In a new poll by YouGov that asked folks to rank states based on how favorably they view them, Hawaii topped the list.
But way down at the bottom is where you can find New Jersey, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.
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Dwayne Quinn, of New Orleans, said it’s because there’s not much there.
“I mean I’ve heard it as the armpit capital of the world or even the butt crack capital of the world. You know, there’s not much that attracts,” he said.
But Lou, who hails from Queens, dismissed the ranking, saying those who don’t like New Jersey haven’t been to the state.
“It’s great — shore counties, those are great places,” he said. “And if you’ve never been over there…
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Originally posted on New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV:
The town manager, in charge of the town of 9,000 residents, say residents need to start covering up in public.
“We are talking about a basic standard of decency that should be expected in a community, in a downtown, in the business district,” said Thomas Russo.
Russo says there have been a number of complaints of people walking around without shirts, without shoes and with saggy pants. Sara Megletti runs the PB&J clothing shop and says residents often complain about their safety.
“It’s not unreasonable to ask people to come to our outdoor shopping mall and put on a shirt and wear shoes when they are in the presence of the general public,” Megletti says.
Russo proposed a few ordinances…
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Originally posted on The Last Refuge:
WASHINGTON (AP) — New York hedge fund billionaire George Soros and Hollywood director Steven Spielberg are among the biggest donors to a super PAC backing Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential run, according to a super PAC official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss fundraising.
In all, the super PAC Priorities USA Action will report having raised $15.6 million in the past three months when it files its fundraising information this month with the Federal Election Commission. Super PACs can take donations of unlimited size. The biggest gift was worth $2 million and came from media mogul Haim Saban, owner of the Spanish-language Univision network.
Donors include film producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, investor Donald Sussman, Boston political activist Barbara Lee and the Plumbers and Pipefitters union. Actress Katie McGrath and her husband, producer J.J. Abrams, also contributed.
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Study Shows U.S. Police Far More Concerned About “Anti-Government” Domestic Extremists Than Al-Qaeda | Liberty Blitzkrieg
U.S. law enforcement agencies rank the threat of violence from anti-government extremists higher than the threat from radicalized Muslims, according to a report released Thursday by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security (TCTHS).
The report, “Law Enforcement Assessment of the Violent Extremism Threat,” was based on survey research by Charles Kurzman, professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and David Schanzer, director of TCTHS and associate professor of the practice at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.The survey — conducted by the center with the Police Executive Research Forum — found that 74 percent of 382 law enforcement agencies rated anti-government extremism as one of the top three terrorist threats in their jurisdiction. By comparison, 39 percent listed extremism connected with Al Qaeda or like-minded terrorist organizations as a Top 3 terrorist threat…
Originally posted on Westonka Informer:
I don’t really like using the term “racism”, not so much because it’s bored and tired, but for the fact it was invented in the USSR by the man everyone thought, and was pretty much handpicked to succeed Vladimir Lenin, but things didn’t go exactly as planned… Leon Trotsky. I have a strong aversion to anything communist. With that being said, here’s the real truth about racism in America in 2015:
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