August 9, 2012

Chick-fil-A's stance on gay marriage raising eyebrows

The fast food company, Chick-fil-A, stands for Christian values in which its 1,600 restaurants nationwide close on Sundays. However, recently the fast food restaurant took a stance on gay marriage when President Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press, “We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for […]
August 8, 2012

Boy Scouts leadership affirms policy of excluding 'open or avowed' gays

The Boy Scouts of America announced that the organization has affirmed its policy of “not granting membership to open or avowed homosexuals.” The organization’s leaders evaluated the policy for nearly two years. The organization has stated they will take no further action on a resolution that has sought a change in policy. The firm policy against open or avowed homosexuals has been litigated. The exclusion of openly gay members goes for scoutmasters, too. A 2000 […]
January 6, 2011

Barack Obama Signs Law Repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

President Barack Obama brought the long political struggle over the military’s controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy to an end on Wednesday, December 22, 2010, by signing legislation that will put a stop to the military’s ban on openly gay men and women serving in the armed forces.  The policy was enacted in 1993 under President Bill Clinton.  At the time the Department of Defense Directive 1332.14 had a policy that stated homosexuality is incompatible […]