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Christians Slam Anti-Bully Day Over 'Gay Agenda'

Evangelical group to parents: Keep your kids at home

(Newser) - About 200 schools have canceled an anti-bullying program after conservative evangelicals warned that it secretly promotes the "homosexual agenda." The Southern Poverty Law Center says it designed Mix It Up Lunch Day to encourage kids to sit beside someone different—to help break up cliques and ease bullying,... More »

New Romney Spokesman Tweaking Left and Right

Left calls Richard Grenell sexist, right annoyed that he's gay

(Newser) - Mitt Romney's newly appointed foreign policy spokesman Richard Grenell has only been on the job a couple of days, but already he's drawing plenty of heat from both sides of the aisle. The left is upset with Grenell's tendency to make sexist attacks on women, particularly on... More »

Santorum: New York Press Out to Get Me

They 'recoil' at talk of 'values issues': GOP hopeful

(Newser) - Any flak Rick Santorum is getting for his stance on social issues can be traced back to New York City, the presidential hopeful says. "The idea that values issues are losers is held by a group of people in the media who live in the New York area,"... More »

'1M Anti-Gay Moms' Protest Ellen's Hiring by JC Penney

Group blasts chain's new spokeswoman

(Newser) - A group calling itself "One Million Moms" isn't happy about JC Penney's new spokeswoman, openly gay talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres. "Funny that JC Penney thinks hiring an open homosexual spokesperson will help their business when most of their customers are traditional families,” the group says.... More »

Moms Boycott Ben & Jerry's Over Schweddy Balls

They're upset about the 'vulgar' flavor

(Newser) - It turns out, not everyone wants to eat something called “ Schweddy Balls .” OneMillionMoms, a sub-group of the American Family Association, is calling for a boycott on the troublemakers at Ben & Jerry’s over this “vulgar new flavor.” In a newsletter to their supporters, spotted by... More »

'Christmas' Saviors: We're Winning the War

This year, Dick's Sporting Goods is target of boycott

(Newser) - Dick's Sporting Goods gets the unlucky honor of being this year's villain in the “War on Christmas” campaign. The American Family Association has singled it out for a boycott this holiday season because the chain is “against” the holiday, reports Advertising Age . One of its offenses is having... More »

Orca, Owners Shouldn't Be Stoned ... Just Euthanized

Bible-thumping blogger clarifies after firestorm

(Newser) - You might remember the blogger who advocated Bible-based killings of SeaWorld’s deadly orca and its owners; after an Internet firestorm, Bryan Fischer is clarifying. Though he cited Exodus passages about stoning, he was merely calling for Tilikum—and those who kept him in the park’s show after earlier... More »

Ignoring Bible Led to SeaWorld Death

Owners let killer whale live; now they deserve death, too

(Newser) - The owners of the whale that killed a SeaWorld trainer Feb. 25 could have avoided it all by following the Bible, Bryan Fischer writes , with the Book of Exodus telling us that if “your animal kills somebody, your moral responsibility is to put that animal to death.” Moreover,... More »

Christian Group Boycotts Gap Over Holiday Ads

Not enough Christ in Gap's Christmas: AFA

(Newser) - A Christian group has launched a boycott of the Gap over its religion-neutral holiday ads. The American Family Association, already ticked off by last year’s campaign, which wished consumers a “Merry Gap-mas,” hit the roof over this year's “Go Christmas, Go Hanukkah, Go Kwanzaa, Go Solstice.... More »

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