Palestinian American and former Muslim Brotherhood member Shoebat last year claimed that ISIS is promoting the “homosexual agenda” by raping men and using recordings to blackmail them.r
Speaking with Alaska politician and radio host Joe Miller last week, Shoebat said:r
“The Islamification process is not just the idea of making it difficult for Christians like you see in the Palestinian arena.r
“Now it’s really transforming into something more...tyranny wants to basically bring in homosexual rights, pretty soon it will be rights to cannibalism, rights to polygamy...and that’s how tyrannies work. It’s not just Islamo-tyranny, but any tyranny, this is how it works.”r
Tyranny. Got it?r
Listen, AFTER THE JUMP...rr
> As reported earlier, producers have announced that Glee star Darren Criss will take over as Broadway’s next Hedwig on April 29, after the musical’s creator and original star, John Cameron Mitchell, ends his run in the acclaimed revival at the Booth Theatre. Criss was previously seen on Broadway in 2012 in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Tony winner Lena Hall will also step aside make way for Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Passing Strange) to take over the role of Yitzhak. Jones will begin performances on April 14.r
> The Public Theater’s Off-Broadway production of Hamilton, the new acclaimed musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of In the Heights) will transfer to Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre this summer, producers Jeffrey Seller and the Public Theater announced last week. Inspired by Ron Chernow’s book Alexander Hamilton, and with book, music and lyrics by Miranda, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and direction by Thomas Kail, the show will begin previews on July 13 for an opening night of August 6.r
> Roundabout Theatre Company announced that Clive Owen will make his Broadway debut in Harold Pinter’s Old Times, the opening production of the company’s 50th anniversary season this fall. Directed by Douglas Hodge, the dark, comedic drama will begin previews on September 17 for an opening night of October 15 at a theatre yet to be determined.r
> Bruce Willis and Elizabeth Marvel are set to star in Misery, a new play based on the novel by Stephen King coming to Broadway this fall. Written for the stage by William Goldman (Oscar-winning writer of The Princess Bride and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), the drama about a novelist held captive by his biggest fan will be produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Castle Rock Entertainment and Raymond Wu. Directed by Will Frears, the production will mark Willis’ Broadway debut. Dates and theatre location have yet to be announced.r
> Manhattan Theatre Club announced that Mary-Louise Parker will star in the company’s Off-Broadway production of Heisenberg, a new play by Simon Stephens, author of the current acclaimed Broadway hit The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Stephens’ play, about two strangers’ chance encounter at a crowded London train station, will begin previews on May 19 and open on June 3 at New York City Center Stage II under the direction of Mark Brokaw.r
(Hamilton: Joan Marcus)
For the second time in four months, the Family Research Council will host an anti-gay hatefest at a Houston megachurch next week.r
Back in November, FRC staged an "I Stand Sunday" rally in response to the city of Houston's decision to subpoena the sermons of pastors as part of its defense of an Equal Rights Ordinance.r
Next week's two-day event, the "National Stand Summit," reportedly is designed exclusively for pastors and will be held at the same venue, Grace Community Church. Speakers at the National Stand Summit will include GOP presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee, reality TV star Josh Duggar, Fox News commentator Todd Starnes, FRC President Tony Perkins, FRC radio host Craig James and fired Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, among others.r
The event is being promoted by the US Pastor Council, which led opposition to Equal Rights Ordinances in Houston and Plano. In both cases, the cities rejected the Pastor Council's petitions seeking to overturn the ordinances. In Houston, the Pastor Council filed suit, and that case is pending.r
The man, Hiram Jimenez, claimed a waitress didn't warn him the dish was hot, but the lower court found the hot food posed an "open and obvious" danger. The incident occurred in March 2010 at the Applebee's restaurant in Westampton. Jimenez said he bowed his head close to the table, then heard a loud sizzling noise followed by a grease pop. He then felt a burning sensation in his left eye and on his face. The man said he then panicked and knocked the food on his lap, causing more burns. But none of the burns left any scarring.
Rochambeau FW15 at Milk Studios
photographed by Nick Blumenthal for IDOL Magazine
What would we do without Davey Wavey?
One of our favorite vloggers recently met up with a straight guy named Donald to talk about bottoming. More specifically, to get Donald’s informed opinion on what it feels like to be anally penetrated.
Armed with paper towels, toilet paper and lube, Donald is given a butt plug and put into a “butt booth.” Upon inserting the plug into his derriere, he makes a sudden jolt of pleasure before saying: “You know, I would say it feels pretty good because I’m starting to get hard.”
Then he describes “this weird magical spot in there that you wouldn’t expect to feel good.”
When asked afterwards if inserting a plug into his butt suddenly turned him gay, Donald replies: “No, that didn’t happen. I didn’t turn to a leprechaun or anything like that.”
“And I think that’s the whole point,” says Davey Wavey. “This is all about pleasure and not about sexual orientation.”
Check out the video below.
Earlier this week we shared a story about Psychology Today’s decision to keep running paid listings for ex-gay therapists, but it appears that all the bad press was enough to get them to change their tune.
As of now, practitioners of ex-gay therapy will no longer be allowed to advertise their services in the publication.
Charles Frank, who runs Psychology Today’s directory, initially told HuffPost that he had no intention of meeting the HRC’s request to filter out the medically unsound treatment.
Though Frank said Psychology Today is “not a fan” of conversion therapy, he wrote in an email, “We take care not to sit in judgement of others by allowing or denying individual participation.”
“There are many reasons why one group of people take issue with another, especially around the sensitive subject of relationships and therapy,” he added. “The Therapy Directory cannot pick winners.”
Four hours after the piece ran on HuffPost, Frank released the following statement via Psychology Today’s website:
“The Therapy Directory has removed the individual whose profile included a discussion of conversion therapy. We have informed all Directory professionals that those whose profiles offer conversion therapy will be delisted.”
Frank has reportedly since removed all the profiles in question, saying, “It took me a while to track them all down.”
Bananas Anyone?? With Brian Maier…by macksturgis.com
Just noticed today is World Book Day -- which happens to be the one-year anniversary of the release of my memoir, "Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful?" Blows my mind how quickly the time went by, but cannot say enough about how wonderful the experience has been. Have heard from so many readers -- via email, Facebook and in person -- and have been deeply touched by the response. I'm often asked what the highlight of the whole experience was and while there were many, I'd have to say the signing at Book Soup in West Hollywood stands out the most. It was the perfect combination of old friends, new friends and blog fans all coming together. And with my name in a window on Sunset Boulevard -- a place I have spent many years as a fan boy to others -- I felt like a "real" author at last. (There was a line!) My best friend from Michigan, Mark, surprised me with these photos he had surreptitiously snapped that day, so it seemed like the perfect time to share them. Thanks again, everyone, for the support.
If you haven't had a chance to read it yet, "Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful?" is available in select bookstores and via Amazon HERE.
Photos from a recent (and very successful) event in Portugal at the club Men Faktory. The event was called Dominate and as you can see all the boys were dressed top to bottom in Modus Vivendi! The event was sponsored by Modus Vivendi and the Men Spot store in Lisbon
Got this email from PETA's Dan Mathews this morning:
I thought I’d share this major news. After more than a century of cruelty and 3 decades of PETA protests, investigations, and legal challenges, today Ringling Bros. announced it will end the use of elephants in the circus. This is a truly historic win. I hope you’re well, and happy March!
Good to hear. I for one never liked the circus to begin with. Large animals scare me, and he one time I remember going in Detroit when I was a kid I had one of those Nutty Buddy (Drumstick) things and I vomited all over the place. Have never had ice cream with nuts -- or been to the circus -- again.
Looking into the night with Ethan James.
Speaking in an interview with Michelangelo Signorile, Thomas said the Supreme Court is likely to vote in favor of marriage equality and that there is not much he can do about it “because “everything is right on schedule.” Earlier today, the high court announced it would hear arguments in four same-sex marriage cases April 28.r
Before speaking with Signorile, Thomas had just moderated a panel on the threat to “religious freedom” that included Dana Loesch and Tony Perkins, the leader of listed hate group the Family Research Council.r
I say everything is right on schedule. I’m trying to shore up my own family first and, hopefully, that will be an example to other people… If you look at not only what Jesus said, but Paul the Apostle, about what things would be like in the end times, people will be lovers of lies rather than the truth. They will elevate things that are called abomination in scripture to normality… All of the prophesies up to the final ones have come true. And that’s why I say that everything is right on schedule.”r
In 2012, Thomas said that Rachel Maddow was the best argument for her parents to use contraception.r
Listen to the interview, AFTER THE JUMP...rr
A geriatric twist on the tale of Sherlock Holmes starring Ian McKellen is coming to theaters this upcoming summer, TIME reports:r
The trailer opens in the British countryside just after World War II and suggests the older Sherlock will rely not on Dr. Watson, but a young boy named Roger, played by Milo Parker, as his trusty sidekick.r
The film is directed by Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn).r
Watch the trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...rr