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All of America’s Churches Going Gay Friendly? … PA’s Elected D-Bag Daryl Metcalfe

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• HOLY CRAP: Are all of America’s churches going gay friendly? If that’s remotely true, do we need to add an asterisk to the Mormons?

• The All Saints Church in South Carolina, which split from the Episcopal Church after Bishop Gene Robinson was consecrated in New Hampshire, can keep its property, ending (for now) a five-year battle.

• Maine, Washington, and Michigan: Ground zero on gay rights battles this fall.

• It’s time to slap Thailand on the back for hosting that groundbreaking AIDS vaccine trial.

• Were the men who assaulted Blake Hayes in New York CityIraq war vets?

• First Look: Britney Spears, the singles.

• Obama includes gay families in National Family Day statement: “Whether children are raised by two parents, a single parent, grandparents, a same-sex couple, or a guardian, families encourage us to do our best and enable us to accomplish great things. Today, our children are confronting issues of drug and alcohol use with astonishing regularity. On Family Day, we honor the dedication of parents, commend the achievements of their children, and celebrate the contributions our Nation’s families have made to combat substance abuse among young people.”

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• Pennsylvania State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe didn’t want to recognize October as “Domestic Violence Awareness” month (because the gays wanted it!), is trying to ban gay marriage, and insists he “chose” his heterosexuality. Adorable!

• Lady Sovereign, who is awesome, allegedly spat in the face of bouncer at a gay club in Brisbane, which is not awesome.

• Earrings will look great on your Ken doll!

Chelsea Handler: “Sometimes I feel like I’m a gay man, sometimes I’m a gay man in a woman’s body, and sometimes I’m a gay woman. It depends on the time of day.”

• Judy Shepard is a liar! Not really, but it’s amusing to watch hate crimes deniers at their worst.

• Thirty-year-old man found dead with his pants down in Sydney’s Centennial Park. Police suspect, but haven’t concluded, an anti-gay assault.

• The offices of Equality Texas in Houston Austin were vandalized. Windows broken; nothing stolen.

• Does anyone really need to be reminded that “hermaphrodite” is a no-no word? Yes, actually.

• Gay tees filled with not so ironic slogans are a booming biz. Or, at least, a biz.