An animated political video featured in The New York Times' opinion section has sparked outrage among a number of leaders and advocates in the LGBTQ community. "This isn't just intensely stupid it's homophobic as all hell," Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Sims, who is gay, wrote on Twitter. "What on Earth makes you think that equating the love that millions of people across the planet feel for one another to the unconscionably criminal relationship between these two is OK?!?" Phillip Picardi, who runs a new LGBTQ website, Them, also slammed the video as homophobic. "This is beneath us."
After being held as a political prisoner for six years, an asylum seeker is being told he can only receive medical treatment if he gives up his asylum protection.
Roseanne is dead; long live The Conners. Less than month after canceling the revival of Roseanne Barr's eponymous sitcom because of her racist tweet, ABC has closed a deal for a Barr-free spinoff series centered around the Conner clan. The network has given a straight-to-series, ten-episode order to the project, tentatively titled The Conners, and plans to debut the series Tuesdays at 8 p.m. this fall. ... Said Barr: "I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from Roseanne. I agreed to the settlement in order that 200 jobs of beloved cast and crew could be saved, and I wish the best for everyone involved."
A majority of voters blame the parents of the separated children at the southwestern border for the current immigration crisis, not the federal government, according to a new poll. "When families are arrested and separated after attempting to enter the United States illegally, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters say the parents are more to blame for breaking the law," says a Rasmussen Reports survey released Thursday. In addition, 54 percent overall agree with President Trump when he says, "The United States will not be a migrant camp. And it will not be a refugee-holding facility."
Colombian superstar singer Shakira had a necklace for sale for her "El Dorado" tour bears not just a striking resemblance, but is identical to a symbol used by the Nazis. The small gold necklace reads "Shakira El Dorado World Tour" surrounding a sun pattern. That pattern is the same as the Black Sun, or Schwarze Sonne in German, which is still used today in some neo-Nazi occult circles. It was likely adopted by Nazis as significant because of its alleged relationship to ancient Germanic runes and sagas -- and perhaps even the round table of Britain's legendary King Arthur. read more