I like Rihanna's new i-D cover (but then, I like them always). Reminded me of Madonna's, which is one of her all-time most unusual covers.
Pastor James David Manning announced plans this week to march against “sodomite cannibals” in Manhattan (a.k.a. “Sodomite City”) because — wait for it — the gays are planning to turn into “flesh-sucking” homo-zombies and chew off the faces of innocent women and children and eat their poop by 2016!
“God Almighty has given me the revelation that soon, after the court announces that they are to be protected by the Constitution to be sodomites, they’re gonna also start cannibalism,” the concerned pastor said in a recent propaganda video. “Every sodomite, every lesbo, every homo, every fag, every transvestite, every LBGT person — by the year 2016 — will have participated in some sort of cannibalism!”
Why will this happen? you ask.
Because gay people are possessed by demons, of course.
Manning breaks it down for us, saying: “They are demon-possessed! And they will do it with a smile on their faces! In fact, they will be scourging through and rummaging through the hospital waste looking for human waste. A number of people are going to go missing and only their bones will show up!”
Watch the crazed rant below. Or don’t.
h/t: Joe. My. God.
Just ahead of Valentine’s day, the hallmark of ritualized card-giving, Hallmark, has released a whole slew of adorable ads featuring real couples asked to describe their love without using the word “love” itself.
Mixed into the fold is one especially cuddly spot featuring lesbian couple Eugenia and Corinna, yet another show of support from the card makers. Also, “warm fuzzies eating chocolate-chip cookies all the time” is basically our new life goal. A girl’s gotta dream.
Take a look, and if you’re single, prepare to either choke up or gag:
The ad is a nice step in a pattern of support that Hallmark has been showing the gays. Last year, they came out with a lesbian Mother’s Day card just in time for — you guessed it — Mother’s Day, and followed it up with a gay Father’s Day card in June.
© JBH/BVD-2011 - Paris (France)
Arthur & (Happy Birthday) <3 Jeremy
A petition on WhiteHouse.gov that seeks to ban "conversion therapy" for LGBTQ minors has reached the 100,000 signature goal ahead of its February 2 deadline.r
From the petition:r
On Sunday, December 27, 2014, Leelah Alcorn a 17 year old transgender youth wrote a suicide note, posted it on Tumblr and then walked in front of a semi-truck tragically ending her life. Leelah explained how her parents had forced her to attend conversion therapy, pulled her out of school and isolated her in an attempt to change her gender identity. 'Conversion therapies' have been documented to cause great harms and in this case, Leelah's death. Therapists that engage in the attempt to brainwash or reverse any child's gender identity or sexual orientation are seriously unethical and legislation is needed to end such practices that are resulting in LGBTQ+ deaths. We respectfully seek your help to ban the practice known as 'conversion therapy' and name the bill in honor of Leelah Alcorn.r
The petition currently sits at a little over 105,000 signatures. Petitions that meet the signature threshold will be reviewed by the Obama Administration and receive an official response.
Following a phone call with supporters Friday, perennial candidate Mitt Romney announced he would not pursue a third bid for the White House in 2016.r
Political Wire reports:r
“After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the Party the opportunity to become our next nominee.”r
“I believe that one of our next generation of Republican leaders, one who may not be as well known as I am today, one who has not yet taken their message across the country, one who is just getting started, may well emerge as being better able to defeat the Democrat nominee. In fact, I expect and hope that to be the case.”r
The Washington Post adds:r
The 2012 Republican presidential nominee had been publicly weighing another run at the White House for three weeks now after telling a group of former campaign donors in New York on Jan. 9 that he still wanted to be president.r
Romney’s 2016 dalliance invited an onslaught of criticism from some Republican leaders and conservative commentators, but in recent conversations with intimates Romney has sounded eager still to step back into the political ring.r
The New York Times notes that by not pursuing a third bid, Romney "frees up scores of donors and operatives who had been awaiting his decision, and creates space for other potential center-right candidates such as Jeb Bush.”
Singer-actor-dancer-writer Neil Patrick Harris is teasing his upcoming NBC variety show with a 15 second Super Bowl spot.r
Based on the U.K. series Saturday Night Takeaway, the variety series will feature comedy sketches, musical numbers, mini game shows, hidden-camera celebrity pranks and appearances by A-list celebrities.r
The show will air later this fall, but in the meantime you can catch NPH hosting the 87th Academy Awards February 22.r
Watch the super short spot, AFTER THE JUMP...r
Sam Kutesa, the President of the United Nations General Assembly whose election was protested internationally by LGBT rights groups because of his hand in Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality law and comments referring to gay people as "disgusting", returned to his home country this week and immediately engaged in some braggadocio with regard to that controversy, Uganda's Daily Monitor reports:r
Mr Kutesa, who is in the country on an official visit since his election last June as president of UNGA, said he has not been mistreated nor has Uganda been depicted in bad light over the Anti-Homosexuality Law, which was struck down by the Constitutional Court.r
“It is not a problem. I had been nominated by my country Uganda and the African continent had endorsed me,” Mr Kutesa said.r
To drive the point home that the pro-gay could not succeed in blocking his candidature, Mr Kutesa used an adage: “No matter how much noise the frogs make, they cannot stop a cow from drinking water.”r
Commenters on the Monitor aren't too pleased with Kutesa's behavior.r
"When will NRM ministers learn to show some magnanimity? Kutesa has better things to talk to the press about than dwelling on the past and noisy frogs and a cow drinking water for he is acutely aware that his government is milking the cow without feeding it."
Jimmy Fallon's fan-favorite segment "Ew!" gets a highlight reel of the best celebrities to grace young Sara's home - the Jonas Brothers, Michelle Obama, Will Ferrell, Taylor Swift, Channing Tatum, will.i.am, Zac Efron, Emma Stone, Seth Rogan, and more.r
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...r
“I felt relieved,” Adam tells the New York Post about his recent circumcision. “I felt like King David.”
On New Years Day two years ago, 39-year-old Adam, who declined to give his last name for “personal reasons,” says he decided to kick off the new year by chopping off his foreskin.
“I planned to start the new year right,” he says.
Adam was born in France. He now lives in New York’s West Village. Growing up, his parents wouldn’t allow a bris for fear that it would create an external sign of being Jewish “in a hostile world.” And so Adam went his whole life wishing he were circumcised.
Immediately after the procedure two years ago, Adam and his rabbi went to a nearby park to bury his foreskin, a practice which symbolizes “putting the negativity back into the earth.”
Of course, deciding to get the snip was easy. The recovery, on the other hand, was a different story.
“There was a five-week recovery before I could use it,” Adam says, explaining the recovery regimen included remaining bandaged for 10 days and soaking his scabbby junk in Epsom salt twice a day for 30 minutes.
But, he says, it was all worth it in the end. “It looks better,” he says.
34-year-old Boris can relate. The Staten Islander decided to get circumcised last year after marrying a Jewish woman.
“I thought about it my whole life,” Boris explains. “It’s unfortunate I had to wait till I was 33.”
The procedure cost $1000 and took about 40 minutes, during which Boris lay on a table covered with a sheet. After the anesthetic kicked in, “the actual thing takes maybe a minute.”
Boris describes the first two weeks following the procedure as “horrific, especially the swelling.” Luckily, he had Vicodin (and his loving, supportive wife) to help get him through the worst of it. Sex was off limits for about two months. The reason being that an erection can cause extreme soreness. Urinating was not a problem, he says, although he admits “the next six months weren’t normal.”
Though there are no official statistics yet, mohels and doctors claim they’ve seen an uptick in adult male circumcisions in recent years.
“Circumcision is hot,” urologist Dr. Paul Turek tells the New York Post. Turek estimates that about half of his adult patients, many of whom are well into their 20s, get circumcised purely for cosmetic reasons. “They’ll come in and say, ‘I think I need to get cut.’ Some men don’t like [the foreskin]–their partners don’t like it.”
Dr. Ian Kerner, a New York-based sex expert, agrees.
“I’ve met American men who were uncomfortable that they weren’t circumcised, and it’s caused them social embarrassment,” says Kerner. “In some ways, it’s the same reason someone would get a nose job. It’s elective surgery, but it makes you feel better.”
What do you think about adult male circumcision? Sound off in the comments section below.