HOUSTON (FOX 26) -Sitting in his recording studio, phone in hand 30-year-old Bizzle looks more like your average everyday father of two than a rapper whose latest song has prompted online death threats from total strangers.
"We have these conversations 'off the record' so much, but everyone's afraid to speak up because of what comes speaking up," he spoke into the phone.
(CNN) -- Victoria's Secret is synonymous with sultry femininity, and if Carmen Carrera had her way, that would include transgendered women as well.
Fans have petitioned for the transgender burlesque performer and model to join the ranks of Heidi Klum, Gisele Bundchen and Miranda Kerr as Victoria's Secret's newest Angel. The Change.org petition, which calls Carrera "a force to be reckoned with," says such a move by Victoria's Secret would "show the entire community that they embrace trans patrons." The petition has received more than 36,000 signatures, but Carrera told CNN en Español that she has yet to hear from the lingerie company.By Cindy Y. Rodriguez and Maria Santana, CNN
The waitress and former Marine who has been accused of orchestrating a hoax by claiming a family left her a homophobic note instead of a tip, is no longer working at the New Jersey restaurant where she'd claimed the incident occurred.
Dayna Morales made national headlines and received an outpouring of public support and at least $3,000 in donations after she claimed a family stiffed her and left her a note on the receipt reading, "Sorry, I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle and the way you live your life."
But after an unidentified couple came forward days later with a customer receipt and bank statement to prove that they had in fact left Dayna Morales an $18 tip on top of the $93.55 check, former friends of Morales also came forward claiming she was a compulsive liar.
By Meagan Murphy
Published December 05, 2011FoxNews.com
If a spate of recent allegations proves true, Hollywood may have a hideous epidemic on its hands. The past two weeks have brought three separate reports of alleged child sexual abuse in the entertainment industry.
Martin Weiss, a 47-year-old Hollywood manager who represented child actors, was charged in Los Angeles on Dec. 1 with sexually abusing a former client. His accuser, who was under 12 years old during the time of the alleged abuse, reported to authorities that Weiss told him "what they were doing was common practice in the entertainment industry." Weiss has pleaded not guilty.
Original Article: Christian News
By: Heather Clark
WASHINGTON – The dean of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. claimed during his weekly address this past Sunday that it is a sin to oppose homosexuality.
Staff of Christian University Resign in Droves After Refusing to Sign ‘Personal Lifestyle Statement’
A historic Christian university in Rome, Georgia has received record resignation letters from staffers after mandating that its employees sign a “personal lifestyle statement.”
Reports indicate that nearly sixty out of the two hundred employees at Shorter University have decided to leave the educational institution rather than sign the statement, which outlines a moral code that staff are required to live by.
The gay agenda’s bullying tactics have escalated in the military. Evangelical Christians at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, are being persecuted for their position on gay marriage and, in some cases, are being ordered to support it.
Steve Branson, pastor of Village Parkway Baptist Church in San Antonio, told Fox News’ Todd Starnes that there is “an atmosphere of intimidation at Lackland” and that “commanders and officers are pushing their agenda on the airmen."
Branson recently held a private meeting at his church, attended by at least 80 airmen, to allow the airmen to voice their concerns about their religious freedom.
“The religious persecution is happening,” Branson told Starnes. “It’s getting bigger every day. Gay and lesbian airmen can talk about their lifestyle, but the rest have to stay completely quiet about what they believe. There is a culture of fear in the military, and it’s gone to a new level with the issue of homosexuality.”
The Lackland situation comes on the heels of the possible court-martial of U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Phillip Monk, who has been persecuted for his stance on homosexuality to the point of being accused of lying about his commanding officer’s actions in an interview with Starnes. Monk's commanding officer is a lesbian.
Monk was relieved of his duties after he refused his commanding officer’s order to disclose his personal opinion about gay marriage.
Monk, a 19-year Air Force veteran who Starnes says has a spotless military record, attended Branson’s meeting. He is the only airman who is willing to go on the record about his stance on gay marriage. Others are fearful of retribution but have spoken off the record about their feelings.
“All the guys who are active say they want to speak, but they are still afraid because they see what happened to Phillip,” Branson told Starnes. “Guys who are good men are afraid to do anything because it will hurt them, cost them their career.”
One airman said he was told even thinking homosexuality is a sin is a discriminatory action and was chastised in front of other airmen for his stance.
“A commander told him, ‘Don’t you understand discrimination—that your thought process is discrimination?’” Branson told Starnes. “The commander actually pulled up the definition ofdiscrimination on Wikipedia and read it to him in front of everyone so he would understand what it was.”
During basic training, one 19-year-old Christian airman was ordered to disclose his religion. When he answered “Christian,” he was forced to repeat basic training.
Branson said another Christian airman told him he was written up for having his Bible out in the open, while a Muslim was allowed to publicly display a prayer rug. A colonel informed the pastor that officers are being ordered to publicly affirm and promote homosexuality.
Branson said Monk is a “good, strong man” who is “willing to pay the price.”
“They picked on the wrong guy with Monk,” Branson told Starnes. “Monk will be a casualty of war. He’s a good-hearted person with a strong sense of right and wrong—not a religious zealot. He told me that he was taking a stand because he wanted his sons to see 'a man who stands upright and stands for integrity.'”
A two-star general called Branson and urged him to “keep stirring the stick.”
“The general fears the persecution is going to get worse,” Branson said.
Original Article at Charisma News
Get News Updates!