Obama Goes Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis
President Barack Obama sat down with venerable host Zach Galifianakis for a webisode of “Between Two Ferns With Galifianakis” and it is hilarious. The Funny or Die video was uploaded on Tuesday and is already on track to becoming a viral sensation with over 3.9 million views in less than 24 hours. Check it out below:
That was pretty darn funny. Now on to the stories making headlines around Atlanta and the world:
South Carolina Soccer Team Signs Gay Player
The Myrtle Beach Mutiny, a South Carolina team in the National Premier Soccer League, announced that Swedish soccer star Anton Hysén is joining them for the 2014 season. ”The Mutiny are very excited to have Anton joining us this year,” the Mutiny’s sporting director told the Advocate, “A player of his caliber, with his international experience, will bring a positive change to the Mutiny. The Myrtle Beach area is in for a real treat with this team and will have the opportunity to see professional soccer played at a very high level.”
Methodists Stop Denominational Case Against Clergyman Who Performed Same-Sex Marriage
CNN is reporting that the Untied Methodist Church announced on Monday that they will no longer pursue denominational charges against the New York clergyman who officiated a same-sex wedding. Reverend Thomas Ogletree officiated his son’s marriage in October of 2012 and was quickly charged by the church afterward.
Ugandan Gay Rights Advocates Take “Kill The Gays” Bill To Court
Gay rights advocates in Uganda have “petitioned Uganda’s Constitutional Court in a case challenging the validity of the country’s new anti-gay measure,” the AP is reporting. The petition was filed on Tuesday by the Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law.
Michele Bachmann Says Gays “Bullied The American People”
Michelle Bachman went on the radio and unleashed on gay bullies in response to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoing the discriminatory “religious freedom restoration act.” “There’s nothing about gays in there, but the gay community decided to make this their measure,” the Boston Spirit quotes Bachmann saying, “And the thing that I think is getting a little tiresome is the gay community have so bullied the American people and they have so intimidated politicians that politicians fear them and they think they get to dictate the agenda everywhere. Well, not with the Constitution you don’t.”
New Polls Shows Young Republicans Support Gay Marriage
A new poll from the Pew Research Center published on Monday shows that 61% of conservatives age 18 to 29 support gay marriage. The same poll found that only 27% of conservatives over the age of 50 support gay marriage.