Is Wells Fargo Being Targeted For Having ‘Pro-LGBT’ Beliefs?

Last month, Wells Fargo began airing a one-minute commercial featuring two lesbians adopting a little girl. In response, Televangelist Franklin Graham (son of the late Billy Graham) announced last week that the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse would be finding another bank, according to USA Today.

In a Facebook post, Graham cited the “tide of moral decay that is being crammed down our throats by big business, the media, and the gay (and) lesbian community.”

His post also “called out” jeweler Tiffany & Co. for advertising wedding rings for same-sex couples.

Also, the Christian group The American Family Association (AFA) has sent an “Action Alert” to its hundreds of thousands of friends and supporters, urging Christians to close their Wells Fargo accounts, due to the institution’s support of the LGBT lifestyle, writes charismanews.com.

“For years, Wells Fargo has supported a lifestyle that is not in line with biblical standards, so now it’s time for Christians to pull their business from the bank,” said AFA President Tim Wildmon.

“Franklin Graham said it best. Banks should focus on interest rates and charges, rather than moral and social issues. AFA wholeheartedly agrees, and is calling on Christians to stand for God’s truth with action.”

In its alert, AFA reminded readers that in 2003, AFA warned that Wells Fargo was beginning to show public support for homosexuality—one of the first companies in America to do so. In 2005, Dr. James Dobson and Focus on the Family announced it was withdrawing funds from Wells Fargo after the company threw its support behind homosexual activist organizations.

According to AFA’s alert, “Wells Fargo’s history follows a pattern that it has not wavered from. Over the past few years, Wells Fargo has marched in scores of ‘Gay Pride Parades,’ advertised monthly in gay magazines and websites, and has endorsed ‘Gay Pride Month.'” Wells Fargo has also earned the Human Rights Campaign’s highest award for 13 years in a row, states charismanews.com.

http://www.salon.com/2015/06/15/the_christian_rights_raging_id_what_franklin_grahams_latest_vile_comments_reveal/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/06/14/wells-fargo-ad-triggers-grahams-boycott-tellusatoday/71223842/

http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/50085-3-good-reasons-every-christian-should-close-their-wells-fargo-account-right-now

 

TYT On Bruce Jenner / Diane Sawyer Interview On 20/20


TYT Network

After weeks of mysterious promos, the Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner revealed he was becoming a woman with Daine Sawyer of ABC News. Close to 17 million people tuned in for the broadcast on Friday.

(At this time, Bruce Jenner has not chosen to publicly identify as a woman and so E! News will continue to refer to him as Bruce and use male pronouns, until he indicates otherwise, states E! online.)

Bruce Jenner “won a lot of people over” in the transgender community, claims E! Online.

“He’s just such a lovable charachter,” said transgender model Andreja Pejic.

The Huffington Post states that there was something different about the interview.

“There was none of the sensationalism of Piers Morgan’s 2014 interview with trans activist and writer Janet Mock, whom Morgan insisted ‘was a boy until 18’ and ‘formerly a man,'” writes the Post.

“ABC’s 20/20 provided important context at key moments, including several discussions about trans people and pronoun choice. And the show tackled the big-picture issues facing the community, including the high rate of suicide in the community and lack of anti-discrimination protections, which allow transgender people to be fired for their gender identity in 32 states,” writes The Huffington Post.

(Updated article)

Sources:

http://www.eonline.com/news/650900/bruce-jenner-won-a-lot-of-people-over-in-the-transgender-community-he-s-just-a-lovable-character

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/25/bruce-jenner-diane-sawyer-media_n_7141434.html
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Tuesday: Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Gay Marriage

Chief Justice John Roberts, who shocked conservatives nearly three years ago by providing a pivotal vote to uphold Obamacare, will again face a historic judicial decision, states CNN.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that could decide whether gay and lesbian couples nationwide have the constitutional right to marry.  The question at the core of the Obergefell v. Hodges case is very important, and is one that is already helping to shape the 2016 presidential race.

Ouch: Will Rubio Be The Guy The Republican Party ‘Talks About’ But Never Elects?


Sam Seder

Recently, U.S. Senator from Florida Marco Rubio announced that he will run for U.S. President.

Ouch: The Majority Report discusses Rubio’s decision, and they claim he will be the guy “talked about” to entice the Latino community and put the party in a good light, but the right-wing will just choose two white guys anyway.

Is Fox News Hypocritical?

Fox News Radio pundit Todd Starnes said on his commentary that he is offended by President Obama’s plan to tax the top 1 percent of earners to help make tuition-free community college available to students who maintain over a 2.5 GPA, because real Americans “work their way through school” and think it is “shameful to ask for a handout.”

Starnes claimed that taxpayer-funded community college is unconstitutional, and the expense doesn’t include “all of the free condoms, cellphones, and medicinal marijuana bongs.”

Many right-wing pundits will claim things are unconstitutional if they don’t agree with them, but are fine with other things that are really unconstitutional.


Secular Talk

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/todd-starnes-doesnt-want-taxes-going-condoms-cell-phones-and-medical-marijuana-bongs#sthash.qx0o8Dch.dpuf

Is The President A Muslim?

CNN claimed in 2012 that 18% of Americans believe the President is a Muslim. Here, William Murray claimed in 2010 it was 24%.

David Pakman interviews Mr. Murray, Chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition in Washington DC to discuss why he was against the Lower Manhattan Community Center, why he understood the claims that Barack Obama is a Muslim, why he claimed the Community Center is at Ground Zero, and why it is a Mosque.

David Pakman interview.

Pat Robertson: LGBT Advocates Are Terrorists

It seems like some far-right pundits can mix immigration, Muslim terrorists, and Ebola.  Why not mix gays and terrorists?

Here Minister Pat Robertson mixes the two.

Secular Talk video.