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Episcopal Church goes homo

Adam and Eve

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 fear of penalty.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby — the leader who oversees the Episcopal Church — expressed concern regarding same-sex unions among Episcopalians. He said the bishops’ votes “will cause distress for some and have ramifications for the Anglican Communion as a whole, as well as for its ecumenical and interfaith relationships.”

The Archbishop’s remarks reflect the fact that same-sex marriage in the Episcopal Church remains a deeply divisive issue among members.

Episcopalian Michael Grear bristled at the archbishop’s remarks: “Who can be surprised by his ridiculous statement? … No wonder so many of our youth don’t find the church appealing. They have eyes and minds to think, and they see many of our church leaders sadly lack true charity…for all of God’s children.”

The learned bishops of the Episcopal Church must have a different Bible than ours. /sarc

“You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.” Leviticus 18:22

“If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltness is upon them.” Leviticus 20:13

“Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

“For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper.” Romans 1:26-28

H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV

~Éowyn

It begins: Montana man wants legalization of polygamy

We warned about the slippery slope of legalizing homosexual same-sex marriage — that once that barn door is opened, there would be agitation to legalize and normalize polygamy, bestiality, pedophilia and pederasty.

After all, the same rationale of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 majority ruling legalizing homosexual marriage across the USA — that homosexuals are entitled to the “equal right” of marrying each other in order to seek from marriage such “fulfillments” as “expression, intimacy, and spirituality” — applies also to polygamists, bestialists, pedophiles and pederasts as well. As Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote the majority opinion, opined, “This is true for all persons, whatever their sexual orientation” — and aren’t polygamy, bestiality, pedophilia and pederasty also “sexual orientations”?

Polygamist Nathan Collier

Andrew Buncombe reports for The (UK) Independent, July 3, 2015, that 46-year-old Nathan Collier and his two “wives,” Victoria and Christine, are seeking an application from a courthouse in Billings, Montana, to legalize the trio’s polygamous union.

Collier said he was inspired by the recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, and was particularly struck by the words of dissenting Chief Justice John Roberts who claimed giving homosexual couples the right to marry, might inspire polygamy. He told The Independent:

“Right now we’re waiting for an answer. I have two wives because I love two women and I want my second wife to have the same legal rights and protection as my first. Most people are not us. I am not trying to define what marriage means for anybody else – I am trying to define what marriage means for us.”

The practice of bigamy – holding multiple marriage licences – is outlawed in all 50 of the US states, Montana among them. But Collier said he planned to sue if his application is denied.

Collier, who owns a refrigeration business in Billings and had appeared in the reality TV show Sister Wives, said he’s a former Mormon who had been excommunicated for polygamy. He married his first wife, Victoria, 40, in 2000. In 2007, he  held a religious ceremony to marry second wife, Christine, but did not sign a marriage license to avoid bigamy charges.

His first wife, Victoria, said that she and her husband’s second wife got along “like sisters. We’re like any family. There are good days and there are bad days. But there are more good days.”

Yellowstone County clerk officials initially denied Collier’s application, then said they would consult with the county legal officer before giving him a final answer.

Yellowstone County chief civil litigator Kevin Gillen, told the Associated Press that he was reviewing Montana’s bigamy laws and expected to send a formal response to Collier by next week because “I think he deserves an answer.”

~Éowyn

Racist Democrats: Get blacks to vote with watermelons; call Justice Clarence Thomas “Oreo cookie”

The WND reports, June 3, 2015, that an independent undercover journalist has secretly filmed Democrats being racist about blacks.

The undercover video, dated May 2, 2015, is posted at Barbwire.com. It captures Democrats and homosexual activists calling conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an “Oreo cookie” (black on the outside, white on the inside) or race traitor, who doesn’t know he’s black.

Barney Frank's husband James Ready

The video also shows retired Democratic Congressman Barney Frank’s “husband,” James Ready, suggesting that Democrats give blacks watermelons to keep their votes. The video also shows Frank’s husband accepting what appear to be marijuana joints and stuffing them into his pocket.

The video was posted by Ryan Sorba, chairman of the Young Conservatives of California and author of the forthcoming book, The ‘Born Gay’ Hoax. Going undercover, Sorba pretended to be a Democrat homosexual activist.

The film shows Sorba engaged in the following exchange:

Sorba: “I think we need to keep the, you know, the food stamps and the welfare running strong because it keeps the blacks in our camp. I mean, it does.”

Ready (laughing): “And menthol cigarettes.”

Sorba: “And menthol cigarettes and EBT cards, you know what I’m saying?”

Ready (laughing): “And watermelon!”

Sorba: “You’ve got a lot of these black Baptist churches that vote right wing.”

Ready: “Oh my God, yeah. And they vote against themselves, really.”

Sorba: “Yeah.”

Ready: “I know, dude. I just can’t even deal sometimes with how ridiculous, like, our species is, how we can be so incredibly smart and then so incredibly ignorant.”

The film cuts to Ready and Barney Frank.

Ready: “We’re gonna go over a …”

Frank: “We’re gonna go to the marijuana thing.”

Sorba: “You’re going to go the marijuana thing?”

Frank nods in agreement and gives Sorba a “high” five.

Later in the clip, Sorba restates Ready’s comments and says, “Gotta give watermelon to get the blacks to vote for us [gays]. Don’t you think?”

Ready, laughing, responds, “Shhhhh!”

Sorba replies, “You can’t say that.”

Ready says, “No, I know, not out loud.”

Sorba continues to interview various homosexual activists in the film.

Kevin de Leon

Kevin de Leon

He turns to California State Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon and asks: “On the question of the marriage issue, if we use watermelon, can we get Thomas to side with us on one case?”

De Leon laughs hysterically and turns to another man: “Hey, John, he’s got a good question right here!”

Sorba then encounters Greg Rodriguez, a homosexual activist and who is considering running for the 42nd state Assembly District in 2016.

Sorba asks, “What’s your take on Clarence Thomas, then?”

Rodriguez replies, “He’s married to a white woman. So I don’t, just, I don’t get it.”

The film cuts to an interview with a San Francisco State University professor emeritus, who says, “Does that count when you don’t know you’re black? I don’t think he knows he’s black. … Yeah, no, really, really, because he divorced his black wife, married, married a white gal, which is fine, ya know, married, ya know. And he lives in an all-white suburb. I mean, you start adding these things together and you go (shrugs) …”

The interviews continue with pro-gay activist Richard McIntyre calling Clarence Thomas “an Oreo cookie from the word go.”

Then Rep. Barney Frank – when the issue of Clarence Thomas arises – says, “Gotta wait for him to die.”

Then the clip shows several homosexual activists admitting that they’ve chosen to be gay, they were not born that way and they claim they were because it’s “the party line.”

On Barbwire.com, Sorba explains, “Last month, I went undercover and discovered that many homosexuals attribute their orientations to molestation or other traumatic life experiences. While I was investigating, I heard quite a few racist comments.”

Sorba said he then began exploring the issue of homosexuality and race: “What I found once again was shocking. Although the homosexual movement has attempted to link itself to the black civil rights movement, racism still runs rampant in a community that supposedly espouses equal treatment.

Here’s the video.

When Sorba asked to have a picture taken with Barney Frank, Frank touched Sorba’s butt (2:42 mark). A female bystander lasciviously said, “What a lucky guy!”

Sorba has created a GoFundMe account to raise $95,000 because he wants to “use my skills as an undercover journalist to fight for socially conservative public policy for one year by exposing the chicanery and lies of the left.” To contribute to Sorba’s campaign, go here.

~Éowyn

2/3 of Puerto Ricans may flee to U.S. and overwhelm govt services

Puerto Rico map

Puerto Rico is an incorporated U.S. territory in the Caribbean with a current total population of around 3.6 million people, 12.5% of whom are black or sub-Saharan African. As such, according to Wikipedia, people born in Puerto Rico are “natural-born citizens of the United States.”

Three days ago on June 29, 2015, Puerto Rico’s governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla admitted the island is broke and asked that the commonwealth be allowed to restructure its debts under U.S. bankruptcy code. But Puerto Rico is not eligible for debt restructuring under the U.S. bankruptcy code because it is not a municipality.

Puerto Rico’s debt is $73 billion, while its GDP in 2012 was $103.5 billion, which means the U.S. territory’s debt is an astounding 70.5% of its GDP!

Alan Yuhas reports for The Guardian, July 2, 2015, that unable to pay its debt, Puerto Rico has begun rationing water, closing schools and watching its healthcare system collapse. Already, 45% of Puerto Ricans are living in poverty, and that percentage is sure to increase.

Puerto Ricans, being already U.S. citizens, are moving to America. Even before the bankruptcy, emigration to the mainland has accelerated in recent years. From 2003 to 2013, more than 1.5 million people had left Puerto Rico. Today, 60% of Puerto Ricans live in the States and 40% on the island according to a 2014 Pew report, with most moving to Florida. Cuny professors Edwin Meléndez and Carlos Vargas-Ramos predict that by 2020, it’s likely that two-thirds of Puerto Ricans will reside in US states.

Edgardo González, coordinator of the activist group Defenders of Puerto Rico, said that most Puerto Ricans are arriving in central Florida, but many cannot find jobs or even housing. González said, “Some might stay with family for a few weeks, but for those who don’t have family, people end up homeless because of the lack of services. People end up living in hotels, living in cars or on the street. Then you have people who are homeless with kids, who get in trouble with the law, and you have to get into it with childcare and welfare services.”

Making matters worse is the fact that professionals with higher degrees are leaving the island in search of work, draining Puerto Rico of the talent it needs to resuscitate its economy and healthcare sector.

In New York, fears of the wave of new immigrants have seeped into the city’s sizable Puerto Rican communities. On Wednesday the Bronx borough president, Rubén Díaz Jr, warned on NPR that the surge would sap the city’s services, especially in the cash-strapped parts of his borough.

The Bronx is poorest of New York’s five boroughs, with almost 30% of its population living below the poverty line. Almost 300,000 Puerto Ricans live in Bronx County, more than any other in the country, according to 2010 data; Brooklyn’s Kings County and Orange County, Florida, follow at second and third.

Puerto Rico continues to have people leave to the tune of 100 individuals on a daily basis,” said Díaz, who is himself of Puerto Rican descent. “We’re losing a doctor a day that is leaving the island and coming over here. The local governments here in the United States, we have to then absorb the added cost to our localities in order to provide services.

Díaz urged action by the federal government, saying Congress should give Puerto Rico the power to declare bankruptcy and restructure its debt. As a US territory, the semi-autonomous island does not have the same authorities that allow others to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, as Detroit did to cope with its own disastrous finances. “We’re not asking for a bailout, we’re not asking for the federal government to give Puerto Rico a dime,” he said.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said this week that the Obama administration is not considering any form of bailout for the island.

The island’s non-voting delegate in Congress, Pedro Pierluisi, called for Congress to address the island’s political status, and introduced a bill that would grant Puerto Rico the powers to declare public enterprises bankrupt. Pierluisi advocates statehood for Puerto Rico, and characterized the island’s non-statehood in a letter to the New York Times as inequity: “No people have ever prospered while being treated unequally, and it is not reasonable to expect Puerto Rico to be the exception to that rule.”

But María Enchautegui, a senior fellow at the research thinktank Urban Institute, explains that the problem is probably more intractable than simply bestowing statehood or bankruptcy powers on the territory. Chapter 9 authorities “would be only for municipal debt, which is very small in the whole of Puerto Rico. So I don’t think that is going to solve a lot of the problem.”

Enchautegui suggested that Puerto Rico should restructure its varied debts not just to cut losses but to overhaul the government. “While we are looking at what agencies to eliminate or change, we could actually make a more efficient government,” she said. Restructuring public-private arrangements, as with electrical companies and utilities, could also bring in precious revenues.

Such changes would not require Congress’s intervention, although Washington would have to get involved to bring Puerto Rico’s Medicaid and Medicare systems to the same level as the rest of the states.

Enchautegui points out that the out-migration from Puerto Rico to America “is now more than 5 million people, most who keep relations with Puerto Rico, have family there they go and visit. Those could be human resources, capital and knowledge that can bring back investments, businesses, networks. They left the island, that’s the way they have dealt with the crisis, but they are very connected to it.”

See also:

~Éowyn

FBI warns of July 4th terror threats

The FBI has issued a warning about a heightened level of threats from terrorists, including the Islamic State, for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday and weekend. The federal agency has even sent out a request to militia groups to be on the lookout.

Admittedly, 9/11 and subsequent “terrorist attacks,” especially the new ISIS bogeymen, are tailor-made for a power-hungry government bent on taking more and more freedoms away from the people in the name of protecting and ensuring our security. So you should consume the following news at your discretion.

That being said, we should err on the side of caution. Crowds and mobs have a peculiar psychology that is prone to irrationality. If I were you, I would stay away from crowds this July 4 . . . and other days.

FBI command centers except Alaska, Hawaii & PR

FBI field offices will be July 4 command centers for terrorist watch

The Daily Mail reports, June 30, 2015:

The FBI is setting up command centers at all of its 56 field offices across the country ahead of the July 4 weekend, to monitor any potential terrorist threats, law enforcement sources have revealed.

Sources told Fox News that local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. will be reporting any information about possible attacks to these command centers – where officials will decide how to respond.

The move comes amid growing fears that the terror group ISIS is working to awaken sleeper cells in Western nations, after sympathizers were linked to three back-to-back attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia last Friday.

While the FBI says there has been no specific credible threat so far, it seems to be more active in its warnings and actions ahead of Independence Day this year than previously.

From American National Militia, June 29, 2015:

ALERT!!!!! ATTENTION ALL MILITIA, OATHKEEPERS and PATRIOT GROUPS.

As of 9:00 A.M. Central time I was contacted by the FBI to activate every Militia and Patriot groups in the U.S. for a eyes and ears OP over the 4th of July holiday for possible terrorist attacks( ISIS in nature). The threat level is very high. We need people to monitor the internet and groups to monitor all activities nation wide. This is the procedure in which we participate. I have already contacted many prominent Patriot and Militia leaders
1. Wear plain cloths.
2. Carry local Sheriffs Departments and local FBI contact numbers. If we see anything suspicious call the Sheriff first and then the FBI. Do not engage. Just monitor the situation until the Sheriff and FBI get to the scene.
3. If you are faced with an eminent attack and you are legally armed please protect life.. Be in groups so at least someone can get the Sheriff and FBI to the scene.

I want to note that this is the first time in our lifetimes the FBI has reached out for the help of every Militia unit and Patriotic groups to help guard our Nation. Please conduct yourselves as the Patriots we all are and do this with honor and integrity.. Another stepping stone for us all.

This will take a lot of team work so do not let personal feelings get in our way.

We got work to do Patriots so lets get to work protecting this nation in a coordinated effort with Law enforcement local, State and Federal.. We got a job to do Patriots.. Salute..

PLEASE SHARE this must go viral..

Note: Stewart Rhodes, founder of Oathkeepers, denies his organization was contacted by the FBI. Scroll down to the first comment for details.

H/t tina

~Éowyn

Photog captures amazing pics of crow hitching a ride on eagle

Phoo Chan, a talented bird photographer whose photos have been featured by National Geographic, captured a stunning once-in-a-lifetime series of photos of a crow hitching a ride on a bald eagle’s back.

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The eagle was hunting in the skies over Seabeck, Washington, when the crow spied an opportunity. The encounter lasted only a few seconds before the birds parted and went their separate ways.

Chan told the U.K.’s Daily Mail, “Crows are known for aggressively harassing other raptors that are much bigger in size when spotted in their territories and usually these ‘intruders’ simply retreat without much fuss. However, in this frame the crow did not seem to harass the bald eagle at such close proximity and neither did the bald eagle seem to mind the crow’s presence invading its personal space. What made it even more bizarre was that the crow even made a brief stop on the back of the eagle as if it was taking a free scenic ride and the eagle simply obliged. I think the crow decided to land on the eagle because the eagle did not respond to its harassment so it landed briefly and then left. Eventually the crow flew away and the eagle continued to hunt for its breakfast. They both flew in different directions and it looked like they became friends.”

Source: EarthPorm

~Éowyn

Proof that “liberalism is a mental illness” in one sentence

brain of the left

Liberals live in a world of make belief.

The country of Greece is officially in default as of 12:01 AM today.

Greece’s midnight deadline passed Tuesday for repaying $1.8 billion to the International Monetary Fund and other international creditors, deepening a financial crisis that threatens the country’s membership in the European Union.

Despite an 11th-hour effort by Greek lawmakers yesterday to secure a new 2-year debt deal before the deadline, European finance ministers reviewing Greece’s proposal concluded their conference call without offering a bailout extension.

After the deadline passed (at 6 pm ET), Greece has the distinction of joining Zimbabwe, Sudan and Somalia in being in arrears to the IMF. Fitch Ratings has downgraded Greece’s government debt further into junk territory.

From a Wall Street Journal article on June 28, 2015, “Greece Orders Banks Closed, Imposes Capital Controls to Stem Deposit Flight“:

“How can something like this happen without prior warning?” asked Angeliki Psarianou, a 67-year-old retired public servant, who stood in the drizzle after arriving too late at one empty ATM in the Greek capital.

How can something like this happen without prior warning?

Greece has only been in a financial crisis for the past FIVE years, since the end of 2009.

Greece’s retirement age is 61. That means the clueless Psarianou, being 67 years old, has been retired, living on government pension, for the past 6 years.

But wait!

Psarianou was a public servant government employee, which means he probably had retired even earlier, when he was 58, which means he’s been “retired” for the past 9 years! (“Civil servants” in Greece employed before 1992 can retire after 35 years service, if they have reached 58, and retire on 80% of their final basic salary.)

In contrast, years ago, Germany — the economic powerhouse that alone is sustaining the European Union — had raised its retirement age from 65 to 67.

Psarianou has all those German workers/taxpayers to thank for his government pension of the last 9 years. Suckers!

With news that Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy carries serious implications for the U.S., when the U.S. economy finally implodes from the $18.288 TRILLION national debt, which is now 103% of our GDP, and Obama’s continuing reckless spending, expect millions of Americans to whine like Psarianou:

“How can something like this happen without prior warning?”

By the way, the Obama regime is rigging the national debt because it has stayed frozen for the past 15 weeks.

H/t Powerline

~Éowyn