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  • Uncovered Audio: Obama’s ‘Safe Schools Czar’ Criticizes Schools for Promoting Heterosexuality

    10/07/2009 3:39:50 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 11 replies · 689+ views
    breitbart ^ | Kevin Jennings
    "Kids are being aggressively recruited to become heterosexual in this country." Editor's note: This audio is from the speech Kevin Jennings gave at a GLSEN event in Iowa in 2000.
  • It’s come to this: Polanski’s suffered enough, says … feminist leader

    10/01/2009 1:23:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 60 replies · 1,977+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Oct. 1, 2009 | Allahpundit
    Another gold nugget buried in that LA Times piece that Ed linked earlier, even purer and finer than the quote from Harvey Weinstein trumpeting Hollywood’s famous, er, moral compass. Honestly, at the rate we’re going, it can’t be long before some celebrity and/or liberal tells us that the kid was asking for it. Jonathan Kuntz, a visiting professor in UCLA’s Cinema and Media Studies school, said the local reaction may be a version of the “there, but for the grace of God, go I.” “I think that there are a lot of folks in Hollywood in the late ’60s and...
  • Mackenzie Phillips claims she had sex with her father: Will you boycott John Phillips' music?

    09/23/2009 2:56:02 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies · 3,151+ views ^ | Sep 23 2009 | Clark Collis
    Mackenzie Phillips is claiming in her new book, High on Arrival, that on the eve of her 1979 wedding she slept with her musician father, John Phillips. “My father was not a man with boundaries,” writes the actress, who is appearing on Oprah this afternoon. “He was full of love, and he was sick with drugs. I woke up that night from a blackout to find myself having sex with my own father.” Singer-songwriter Phillips was, of course, the founder of the Mamas and the Papas who enjoyed an extraordinary run of hits in the late ’60s, including “California Dreamin’,”...
  • Sir Elton John Changes His Mind On Adoption (Has a tiny baby all picked out!)

    09/13/2009 12:07:27 PM PDT · by blueglass · 27 replies · 1,977+ views
    Sky News ^ | 9-13-09
    During a visit to Ukraine, the singer said he and his partner David Furnish were keen to become parents to a 14-month-old they had met there. "David and I have always talked about adoption," he said. But as Mr Furnish held baby Lev on his knee, Sir Elton revealed he had changed his mind. "Having seen Lev today, I would love to adopt him. I don't know how we do that but he has stolen my heart. The singer said the death of his long-term keyboardist, Guy Babylon, had also helped change his mind about children. "It broke my heart...
  • Friedman: You know what’s kind of cool? Dictatorship!

    09/09/2009 12:51:06 PM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 49 replies · 2,223+ views
    Hot Air ^ | September 9, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    One normally expects to see paeans to one-party rule and dictatorships in fringe publications sponsored by International ANSWER or World Can’t Wait. Usually, the New York Times offers those sentiments in more subtle terms than it does in today’s Thomas Friedman column. Friedman extols the Chinese form of government while deriding the fact that political opposition keeps Obama from imposing the policies Friedman likes:
  • World's first Muslim superheroes, the 99, are headed for British television screens

    08/21/2009 12:29:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies · 2,617+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 Aug 2009
    The world's first Muslim cartoon superheroes have taken the Arab world by storm, and now they are headed for British television screensNamed the 99, as each possesses one of Allah's 99 attributes, the characters include a burka-clad woman named Batina the Hidden and a Saudi Arabian Hulk-type man named Jabbar the Powerful. They have proved a hit from Morocco to Indonesia and were recently named as one of the top 20 trends sweeping the world by Forbes magazine. Now they are being brought to British television by Endemol, the production company behind Big Brother, with a mission to instill Islamic...
  • Choosing Not to Keep the Baby (ugh!)

    06/16/2009 12:31:57 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 60 replies · 1,500+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 16, 2009 | Lisa Belkin
    ... For my first trip out and about since learning I was pregnant, I went to meet with the director of an adoption agency. He was so supportive and sweet that I walked away choked up but not in tears — it was the first day I didn’t cry. Even though the adoption agency can pay my medical costs and set me up with adoptive parents for maternity shopping, grocery shopping, birthing classes and all kinds of programs, it didn’t feel like enough. I told the director how scared and lonely I’ve been and he just said, “I know. I...
  • ABC News Teams Up With Obama

    06/16/2009 10:45:01 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 46 replies · 1,559+ views
    foxnews ^ | 6/16/09
    ABC News will host an hour-long special on health care reform in the U.S. next Wednesday from the White House East Room -- a move that ABC is defending but critics are calling a surrender to the Obama administration's effort to control the debate. The prime time special -- called "Questions for the President: Prescription for America" by ABC News -- will be a nationally televised event during which President Obama will answer questions presented by audience members selected by ABC News. Participants will present a broad range of "divergent opinions in this historic debate," according to the press release...
  • Catholic mother's fury after mental breakdown sees son fostered by gay couple

    06/06/2009 7:52:24 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 50 replies · 2,103+ views
    Mail Online ^ | June 7, 2009 | Simon McGee
    A ten-year-old Catholic boy is being placed in the care of homosexual foster parents against the wishes of his religious mother. A devout Catholic, she has told friends she is worried about the environment in which her son will be placed and wants him fostered by a heterosexual couple, in line with her Church’s belief in the traditional family. Her parish priest and her son’s headteacher are said to be deeply concerned. The priest said: ‘This isn’t about a gay couple in a private home, this is about a gay couple running a hotel where they also live, where they...
  • Playboy, That Magazine Of Free Expression, Goes Major Hater

    06/01/2009 7:07:57 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 13 replies · 1,513+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 1 May 09 | William Teach
    I wonder if Janet Napolitano and her unbiased *cough cough* DHS will issue a report on this left wing hatred? (via Hot Air) The Top 10 Conservative Women We’d Like To Filibuster (reminder: Playboy is not safe for work!) Obama promised us the dream of post-partisanship—a cuckoo land where party affiliation and factional animosity were forgotten. Turn on cable news or open any newspaper, however, and you’ll quickly discover that the dream has yet to materialize. But there is a way to reach across the aisle without letting principles fall by the wayside. We speak, naturally, of the hate [f**k]....
  • Same Sex Lessons for Kindergartners Whether Parents Like it or Not

    05/28/2009 4:26:47 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 54 replies · 1,652+ views ^ | May 28, 2009 |
    The Unified School District in Alameda California has passed a curriculum by a 3-2 vote that includes includes a compulsory 45-minute Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) lesson for kindergarten through fifth grade. The kindergarten lesson will study sexual orientation stereotypes with childrens books like "And Tango Makes Three" a story about two gay male penguins. School Officials say they will not allow parents to opt their kids out of the program because it falls under "anti-discrimination provisions of California law.Here is a video of the School Board Meeting. 3:03 Same Sex Lessons for Kindergartners! Gay penguins?Here are the Members...
  • Gays 'buy' twins (65 to 70 per cent of male gay couples choose male)

    05/02/2009 8:50:43 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 28 replies · 2,122+ views ^ | October 14, 2007 | Peta Hellard and Liam Houlihan
    Brian Sheldon and Matthew Shaffer are one of several gay Victorian couples taking advantage of California's liberal IVF laws. The couple ordered the two babies -- even choosing their preferred sex, male -- through US IVF pioneer Dr Jeffrey Steinberg. The Australian Family Association believed it was tantamount to "trafficking in children", while the two fathers yesterday defended their decision to start a family. "The issue is not really a gay issue. It's a reproductive rights issue for everybody," Mr Sheldon said. Dr Steinberg said an increasing number of gay Australians were visiting his Californian fertility centre to start a...
  • Surprising Marriage Ends in Bizarre Ohio Killing (Knew His Wife Since She Was a Young Boy)

    03/20/2009 12:13:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 1,533+ views
    AP ^ | 3/20/09 | M.R. KROPKO
    James M. Mason knew his wife since she was born a boy. The janitor and former military man was a boarder in the child's home and was treated like family. Many were surprised when he married Chris nearly three years ago, not just because he knew she underwent sex-change surgery three years before, temporarily calling herself Christine Newton-John after the pop singer with the same last name. He was in his 70s, she in her 30s. He was mild-mannered; she had a domineering personality. Then, last summer, there was another surprise: Chris Mason was accused of exercising her frail husband...
  • US To Sign UN Gay Rights Declaration [US formally recognizes Sodomy]

    03/17/2009 8:07:49 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 59 replies · 1,804+ views
    AP Report ^ | March 16, 2009
    US to sign UN gay rights declaration By MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON – The Obama administration will endorse a U.N. declaration calling for the worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality that then-President George W. Bush had refused to sign, The Associated Press has learned. U.S. officials said Tuesday they had notified the declaration's French sponsors that the administration wants to be added as a supporter. The Bush administration was criticized in December when it was the only western government that refused to sign on.
  • ACORN to Play Role in 2010 Census

    03/17/2009 2:58:21 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 78 replies · 1,814+ views
    FOXNews ^ | 3/17/09
    The U.S. Census is supposed to be free of politics, but one group with a history of voter fraud, ACORN, is participating in next year's count, raising concerns about the politicization of the decennial survey. The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now signed on as a national partner with the U.S. Census Bureau in February 2009 to assist with the recruitment of the 1.4 million temporary workers needed to go door-to-door to count every person in the United States -- currently believed to be more than 306 million people. A U.S. Census "sell sheet," an advertisement used to recruit...
  • ‘Corrective rape’ in South African schools

    03/13/2009 2:58:05 PM PDT · by flowerplough · 34 replies · 1,208+ views
    The (South Africa) Times ^ | 12 March | Sapa(?)
    Corrective rape, where a male pupil rapes a female lesbian pupil to "make her heterosexual", was a growing phenomenon in schools, the SA Human Rights Commission said in a report released today. A gay and lesbian rights group told the commission during public hearings that homosexual pupils experienced "high levels of prejudice" at school resulting in "exclusion, marginalisation and victimisation". "There is a growing phenomenon of corrective rape. This refers to an instance where a male learner rapes a lesbian female learner in the belief that after such a sexual attack the learner will no longer be lesbian," the report...
  • MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Pleads 'Guilty' to Barney Frank for Media Scrutiny of Obama Appointees

    03/11/2009 12:56:13 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 59 replies · 2,993+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 11, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    The Treasury Department oversees the Internal Revenue Service. But if the Secretary of the Treasury - or any other political appointee being considered for the Treasury Department - didn't pay his income payroll taxes, it doesn't matter. That's the message from House Banking Committee Chairman Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and he blamed the fourth estate for acting like it does matter. On MSNBC's March 11 broadcast of "Andrea Mitchell Reports," host Andrea Mitchell asked Frank to respond to criticism in a March 11 piece from New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman that too many appointees were being held up for...
  • Sometimes a President Is Just a President

    02/09/2009 12:26:11 PM PST · by dascallie · 26 replies · 1,729+ views
    (I'm about to resign from the human race after reading this--how could a clearly packaged-up slick fraud like the rangy, doublespeaking Barack Obama be the object of desire for these women? I have truly become some kind of outlander. He is as appealing to me as a cold slithering reptile. See excerpt below) ---------------------------------------------------- Sometimes a President Is Just a President Many women — not too surprisingly — were dreaming about sex with the president. “Michelle had divorced Barack because he had become ‘too much of a star.’ He then married my mother, who was oh so proud to be...
  • Columbus, Ohio Holiday Inn Hotel Hosts ‘Winter Wickedness’ Perversion-Fest

    02/04/2009 10:58:16 AM PST · by mlizzy · 74 replies · 3,690+ views
    Americans for Truth about Homosexuality ^ | 01-04-09 | Peter LeBarbera
    The Holiday Inn Columbus-Worthington, at 7007 North High Street in Worthington, Ohio is scheduled to host a freakish sadomasochistic perversion-fest called “Winter Wickedness” this Friday and Saturday (Feb. 6-7). TAKE ACTION: 1) call the Holiday Inn Columbus-Worthington today at 614-436-0700 and urge them to cancel this event for the sake of decency and public health; and 2) call Holiday Inn’s corporate offices (the chain is owned by Intercontinental Hotels Group) by going to their website or by calling 770-604-2000. Tell them that is wrong to profit off of degrading and dangerous perversions that could present a health hazard to hotel...
  • Doctors Urge Puberty Blockers for Children Considering Sex Change

    01/06/2009 12:48:04 PM PST · by GonzoII · 58 replies · 2,046+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | January 5, 2009 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Monday January 5, 2009 Doctors Urge Puberty Blockers for Children Considering Sex Change By Kathleen GilbertCHEVY CHASE, Maryland, January 5, 2009 ( - An international medical organization has recommended that children as young as 12 who question their sexual identity should be given drugs to block the physical changes of puberty.The New Scientist reports that the injunction comes as part of a set of guidelines, the first of its kind, published last month by the Endocrine Society.  The “Guidelines For Health Organisations Commissioning Treatment Services For Trans People” call for healthcare administrators around the globe to provide full coverage...
  • Judge: Birth papers to list 2 fathers

    12/28/2008 3:31:38 PM PST · by chemicalman · 30 replies · 1,625+ views
    The Advocate ^ | Dec 28, 2008 | JANET MCCONNAUGHEY
    NEW ORLEANS — A same-sex couple in California has won a federal court ruling that their adopted son’s Louisiana birth certificate must bear the names of both adoptive fathers. The facts are so clear that no trial is needed, U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey wrote. Louisiana’s Office of Vital Records must give full faith and credit to the New York State court in which Oren Adar and Mickey Ray Smith of San Diego adopted the boy, he ruled Monday. The office had refused to issue a birth certificate listing both as the boy’s legal parents. The state could appeal the...
  • eHarmony to Provide Gay Dating Service After Lawsuit

    11/19/2008 3:21:06 PM PST · by TaraP · 41 replies · 1,442+ views
    Fox News ^ | Nov 19th, 2008
    Online dating service eHarmony has agreed to create a new Web site — "Compatible Partners" — for gay and lesbian users, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General announced. Created as part of a settlement with Eric McKinley, a gay man from New Jersey, the Web site will provide services for users seeking same-sex partners by March 31, New Jersey Division on Civil Rights Director J. Frank Vespa-Papaleo said. eHarmony, which was founded by Dr. Neil Clark Warren in 2000, said the settlement was triggered by a Law Against Discrimination complaint filed by McKinley against the online service on...
  • Mom: Book on bunny suicides is not funny

    10/24/2008 7:01:56 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 46 replies · 15,221+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | October 21, 2008
    HALSEY, Ore. One way or another, a Halsey woman promises to keep a popular cartoon book out of the Central Linn High School library.

    10/10/2008 3:48:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies · 613+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 10, 2008 | R. MONELL
    IT'S the most delicate subject on TV right now - is TV ready for a 14-year-old gay kid? In the first two seasons of "Ugly Betty," Justin Suarez - Betty's Broadway-loving, Martha Stewart-worshipping nephew - loses his father, gets into trouble, and struggles to fit in with kids his own age - when it is obvious that he is still trying to figure out his sexuality.
  • Hilali Tells Christian Women To Wear Veils

    By Natalie O'Brien April 26, 2008 The Australian OUTSPOKEN Muslim cleric Taj al-Din al-Hilali says the Bible "mandates" the wearing of the veil by Christian women. Writing in a new book, Sheik Hilali, who lost his job as mufti of Australia after comparing scantily clad women to uncovered meat, argues that the Bible and the Koran make similar demands of a woman's modesty. Sheik Hilali, who remains the head of Australia's largest mosque, in the southwestern Sydney suburb of Lakemba, says the purpose of the book is to show the commonalities of Islam with the Jewish and Christian faiths when...
  • Report: Lindsay Lohan Warns Ashley Olsen to Stay Away From 'Girlfriend'

    04/22/2008 6:40:29 PM PDT · by pissant · 47 replies · 3,493+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/22/08 | staff
    Lindsay Lohan warned Ashley Olsen to "get away" from her "girlfriend" — celebrity DJ Samantha Ronson — on Friday night, the New York Post's Page Six gossip column reported. "Ashley Olsen said hello to Sam at [the Beatrice Inn in New York City], and Lindsay screamed at her, 'Get your 15-year-old 'Full House' a-- away from my girlfriend,'" said a Page Six spy. Lohan and Ronson have long been rumored to be more than pals. According to Page Six, Lohan has created a Facebook profile under the name "Lindsay Ronson." At New York's Hawaiian Tropic Zone on Saturday, where Ronson...
  • Couples could win right to select deaf baby

    Deaf couples could be allowed to use embryo-screening technology and choose to have a deaf child, after a climb-down by the Government in the face of campaigning. Under the proposed Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, using embryo-screening deliberately to create a child with a serious medical condition - which officials had said includes being deaf - would be illegal. Now, however, the Department of Health has agreed to cut from the Bill any reference to deafness as a serious medical condition.
  • 35 years pass, but not debate (clergy bless new Planned Parenthood clinic ) Rabbi blows Shofar

    01/24/2008 8:01:43 AM PST · by NYer · 65 replies · 1,433+ views
    Times Union ^ | January 23, 2008 | CAROL DeMARE
    SCHENECTADY -- To commemorate Tuesday's 35th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that affirmed a woman's right to an abortion, clergy blessed this city's new Planned Parenthood clinic in a ceremony dubbed "On Sacred Ground.""Today is more than about the building and about bricks and mortar," Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Linda Scharf said. "It's a blessing to demonstrate the support of the clergy." Since Jan. 22, 1973, when the high court handed down the landmark Roe vs. Wade decision, two sides of the issue have squared off. Opponents have campaigned to overturn unrestricted abortion laws, while proponents have stood firm for...
  • Daily Kos: Why I Have A Little Crush on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

    09/23/2007 8:18:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 146 replies · 1,462+ views
    lgf ^ | Sep 23, 2007
    At the new mainstream voice of the Democratic Party, Jewish lesbian “sallykohn” explains: Daily Kos: Why I Have A Little Crush on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. No, it’s not a joke. And no, this is not an unusual sentiment at Daily Kos. I know I’m a Jewish lesbian and he’d probably have me killed. But still, the guy speaks some blunt truths about the Bush Administration that make me swoon... Okay, I admit it. Part of it is that he just looks cuddly. Possibly cuddly enough to turn me straight. I think he kind of looks like Kermit the Frog. Sort of....
  • Olmert gets new grandchild [Daughter's Lesbian partner gives birth]

    09/07/2007 11:58:15 AM PDT · by Alouette · 31 replies · 970+ views
    YNet ^ | Sept. 7, 2007 | Itamar Eichner
    Life partner of prime minister's lesbian daughter gives birth to a baby girl Itamar Eichner Published: 09.07.07, 10:19 / Israel News Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his wife Aliza welcomed their newest grandchild on Thursday, as their daughter's partner gave birth to a baby girl. The prime minister's 34-year-old daughter Dana is a self-identified lesbian who lives with her life partner Dafna Ben Zvi. Thursday night, Ben Zvi gave birth to a baby girl, which the couple decided to name Amalya. Amalya is the couple's first child, and the prime minister's eighth grandchild, with Olmert's oldest daughter Michal giving birth...
  • Turning Legal Gun Owners Into SOCIAL LEPERS

    08/01/2007 7:05:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies · 929+ views
    National Post ^ | August 01, 2007 | Barbara Kay
    Citing concern over the "sinister uses" of guns, University of Toronto officials are closing down their 88-year-old shooting range. No word yet on the fate of the university's chemistry labs. More than just one more example of political correctness run amok (which of course it is), I take this gesture as academic ideologues' invitation to government to follow suit and ban gun sport and gun collecting nationally. Alas, I think the initiative might find broad public support. To many liberal Canadians nowadays, tolerating gun use in any capacity is akin to complicity in Bambi's mother's murder, fatalism regarding school massacres...
  • A very modern family: The lesbian couple whose babies were fathered by a drag queen (gag alert)

    07/23/2007 4:41:25 PM PDT · by Baladas · 15 replies · 858+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 23rd July 2007 | JENNY JOHNSTON
    Two lesbians desperate for children. One flamboyant drag queen happy to help out. The result? Two proud mums who insist - believe it or not - their babies have had the best start in life When passers-by see Jo Bartle and Stephanie Burns pushing their two children in a double buggy, they would be forgiven for seeing nothing more than two proud mums out for a walk with their respective babies. But the truth is rather more remarkable than first meets the eye. Jo and Steph are a lesbian couple. Thirteen months ago, Steph gave birth to baby Elijah. Three...
  • Farfour Mouse dies in last episode

    06/29/2007 11:52:40 AM PDT · by APRPEH · 25 replies · 1,230+ views
    JPOST ^ | Jun. 29, 2007 20:38 | Updated Jun. 29, 2007 20:45 | not cited
    Hamas TV on Friday broadcast what it said was the last episode of a weekly children's show featuring "Farfour," a Mickey Mouse look-alike who had made worldwide headlines for preaching Islamic domination and armed struggle to youngsters. In the final skit, Farfour was beaten to death by an actor posing as an Israeli official trying to buy Farfour's land. At one point, Farfour called the Israeli a "terrorist." "Farfour was martyred while defending his land," said Sara, the teen presenter. He was killed "by the killers of children," she added. The weekly show, featuring a giant black-and-white rodent with a...
  • Kids given gay pick-up advice

    06/26/2007 6:39:22 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 7 replies · 597+ views
    Ananova ^ | 06/26/07
    German politicians have slammed role playing games being taught to school children on how to pick up a gay partner. The Regional Institute for School and Media LISUM in Berlin has introduced the controversial exercises for school kids from 14 upwards as part of a way of reducing prejudice against homosexuals. But the role-playing has outraged politicians. Education spokesman for the liberal FDP party Mieke Senftleben has demanded the teaching materials be replaced and said: "Education about homosexuality, discrimination and intolerance is necessary. "But I think having such topics on how to pick up gay men in role playing games...
  • California to permit conjugal visits for gay inmates

    06/03/2007 8:09:40 AM PDT · by Baladas · 15 replies · 674+ views
    International Herald-Tribune ^ | June 3, 2007 | Jesse McKinley
    SAN FRANCISCO: Gay and lesbian prisoners in California will be allowed overnight visits with their partners under a new prison policy, believed to be the first time a U.S. state has allowed same-sex conjugal stays. The policy comes more than two years after a 2003 California law provided equal rights for registered domestic partners in the state, including those of the same sex and nonmarried heterosexuals. Gay and civil rights groups had threatened to sue to permit the conjugal visits in prisons. "It's a little troubling that a state agency had to be threatened with legal action to obey state...
  • Gay Inmates Granted Conjugal Visits

    06/02/2007 8:02:44 PM PDT · by gpapa · 26 replies · 1,192+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 3, 2007 | Jesse McKinley
    SAN FRANCISCO, June 1 — Gay and lesbian prisoners in California will be allowed overnight visits with their partners under a new prison policy, believed to be the first time a state has allowed same-sex conjugal stays.
  • 'Redneck Riviera' home to large gay Memorial Day bash

    05/26/2007 7:00:50 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 58 replies · 3,517+ views ^ | 05/26/07 | MELISSA NELSON
    PENSACOLA BEACH -- Souvenir shops that line this sugary white Panhandle beach display Confederate flag beach towels, window decals and T-shirts. Hooters and other bars fly POW-MIA, Marine and Navy flags and cater to the sailors and Marines from the nearby base. Vacationing Southern families usually fill the hotels and condominiums in this slice of paradise long nicknamed "The Redneck Riviera." But every Memorial Day they mostly stay away as this Florida Panhandle town becomes more like trendy Miami Beach -- 700 miles and a world away. Starting in the mid-1980s, gay men from New Orleans and other nearby cities...
  • Sperm donor to lesbian couple ordered to pay support

    05/09/2007 3:49:01 PM PDT · by jmyrlefuller · 109 replies · 3,955+ views
    AP via ^ | May 9, 2007 | Mark Scolforo
    A sperm donor who helped a lesbian couple conceive two children is liable for child support under a state appeals-court ruling that a legal expert believes might be the first of its kind. A Superior Court panel last week ordered a Dauphin County judge to establish how much Carl L. Frampton Jr. would have to pay to the birth mother of an 8-year-old boy and 7-year-old girl. "I'm unaware of any other state appellate court that has found that a child has, simultaneously, three adults who are financially obligated to the child's support and are also entitled to visitation," said...
  • Fifth-Grade Classwork on gay marriage riles parents

    05/04/2007 2:10:49 PM PDT · by rface · 37 replies · 1,254+ views
    The Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune ^ | Friday, May 4, 2007 | JANESE HEAVIN
    Parents gave local educators an earful after fifth-grade students at Derby Ridge Elementary School were asked to read a newspaper column supporting same-sex marriage. Columbia Public Schools administrators say the assignment wasn’t appropriate for 10- and 11-year-olds. "The purpose was to become familiar with editorial writing and respond in an editorial back," said Jack Jensen, assistant superintendent of elementary education. "But it was not an appropriate topic to use at this age level." The students had brought up the topic of gay marriage before the assignment during a classroom discussion on current events, Jensen said. The newspaper article used in...
  • U.S. advertisers reach out to Muslim consumers.

    04/28/2007 11:46:05 AM PDT · by freemike · 35 replies · 662+ views
    Herald Tribune ^ | April 27, 2007 | Louise Story
    NEW YORK: For years, few advertisers in the United States have dared to reach out to Muslims. Either they did not see much potential for sales or they feared a political backlash. And there were practical reasons: Muslim-Americans come from so many ethnic backgrounds that their only common ground is their religion, a subject most marketers avoid. Now, though, that is beginning to change.
  • Airport adds foot basins for Muslim cabbies

    04/28/2007 5:10:58 AM PDT · by captjanaway · 50 replies · 1,326+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/28/07 | World Net Daily
    The Kansas City International Airport has added several foot-washing basins in restrooms to accommodate a growing number of Muslim taxicab drivers who requested the facilities to prepare for daily Islamic prayer, WND has learned. The move concerns airport police who worry about Middle Eastern men loitering inside the building. After 9/11, the airport beefed up its police force to help prevent terrorist attacks.
  • Sports columnist: 'I am a transsexual'

    04/26/2007 3:04:42 PM PDT · by ZGuy · 110 replies · 3,086+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 4/26/7
    A veteran sports writer for the Los Angeles Times said in his column Thursday that he is a transsexual. Mike Penner told readers of his struggle to embrace his gender, and said when he returns from vacation in a few weeks he will be known as Christine Daniels. He did not say whether he was having surgery or why he's changing his last name. "I am a transsexual sports writer," Penner wrote. "It has taken more than 40 years, a million tears and hundreds of hours of soul-wrenching therapy for me to work up the courage to type those words."...
  • McGreevey Teaches Ethics At University

    04/19/2007 10:44:37 AM PDT · by Malacoda · 69 replies · 1,535+ views
    NBC-10 ^ | 19 April 2007
    UNION, N.J. -- Former Gov. James E. McGreevey is teaching ethics, law and leadership at Kean University. The Star-Ledger of Newark reported the nation's first openly gay governor earns $17,500 and has been an executive in residence since Nov. 1. When he was in office, McGreevey was often criticized for the appearance of ethical lapses. "It seems to me, Jim McGreevey teaching law and ethics is a little bit like Doctor Kevorkian teaching health maintenance," state Republican chairman Tom Wilson told the newspaper. The job requires McGreevey to work up to 15 hours a week and helps the 49-year-old accrue...
  • Academic pep talks are color coded

    02/27/2007 7:49:23 AM PST · by SmithL · 40 replies · 938+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 2/27/7 | Shirley Dang
    With schools under increasing pressure to improve test scores, Mount Diablo High School has resorted to a new way to motivate students: by race. The Concord campus on Friday held separate assemblies for students of different ethnicities to talk about last year's test results and the upcoming slew of state exams this spring. Jazz music and pictures of Martin Luther King greeted African-American students, whereas Filipino, Asian and Pacific Islander students saw flags of their foreign homelands on the walls. Latinos and white students each attended their own events, too, complete with statistics showing results for all ethnicities and grade...
  • R.I. to recognize gay unions performed in Mass.

    02/21/2007 4:03:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 776+ views
    MSNBC ^ | February 21, 2007
    State’s attorney general says there’s no reason to deny them recognition. PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch says his state should recognize the gay marriages of state employees performed in Massachusetts. A letter dated yesterday from Lynch says Rhode Island prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and also extends benefits such as health insurance to domestic partners of state employees. And because there’s no Rhode Island law banning gay marriage — Lynch says there’s no reason to deny recognition of same-sex unions performed in Massachusetts. Massachusetts is the only state where gay marriage is legal.
  • Don't Go Bust: A turncoat narc offers tips on how to move your weed

    02/09/2007 5:47:22 PM PST · by ccmay · 102 replies · 2,400+ views
    The Dallas Observer ^ | 2/1/2007 | Keith Plocek
    He looks like a good cop. He's got the 'stache, the short-cropped hair, the pushed-out chest and the shiny badge. He sounds like a good cop too; drawled and official. He's got a TV reporter's microphone in his face and a brick of marijuana in his hand, and he's answering questions—not in the "I just accidentally Tasered an old lady" kind of way, but with a grin of accomplishment. The total bust was in the neighborhood of 275 pounds. This is the old Barry Cooper. Top cop. Total prick. He claims more than 300 felony drug arrests during his eight...
  • Bolton bans Holocaust Day (English City Bows to Muslim Pressure)

    01/27/2007 10:46:41 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 18 replies · 738+ views
    Jewish Telegraph ^ | January 27, 2007
    IN A move widely seen to be bowing to Muslim pressure, Bolton Council has scrapped its Holocaust Memorial Day event. The council is to replace it with a Genocide Memorial Day in June. This is in line with the policy of the Muslim Council of Britain, which continues to boycott HMD and is asking for a Genocide Day, which will also mark "the ongoing genocide and human rights abuses of Palestinians" by Israelis. The council decision was made in consultation with the town's Interfaith Council. But Rabbi Joseph Lever of United Synagogue who has participated in the Bolton event for...
  • Pop singer Moby: Make my kid 'gay'

    11/06/2006 4:52:01 PM PST · by Giant Conservative · 120 replies · 3,367+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Today | WND
    Pop star Moby, known for his political statements as well as his music, says he'd do everything he could to make his future child homosexual should the singer ever have a family. He's also blasting conservatives Tom DeLay, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity and Newt Gingrich as "amoral/immoral" right wingers. In an interview with Planet Out, a publication geared toward homosexuals, the musician, who is not "gay," was lamenting so-called homophobia in society when he suggested his future child should be raised to be a homosexual. "As a matter of fact, I was talking to my friend Laura, who sings on...
  • Pro-Euthanasia Documentary Wins EBU Festival Award

    06/28/2006 4:11:21 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies · 435+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Gudrun Schultz
    MARSEILLES, France, June 28, 2006 ( – A documentary promoting euthanasia received the 5th European Broadcasting Union Golden Link Award, at the documentary film festival the Sunny Side of the Doc, in Marseilles last week.EXIT, le droit de mourir (the right to die) was produced using public funds by an association of five European Public Broadcasters. The documentary promotes Switzerland’s liberal approach to assisted suicide, where organizations have set up clinics offering assisted suicide “services”, for a fee, to both Swiss residents and foreigners.The film purports to show “how volunteers accompany sick and handicapped people towards a death of...
  • Hirst's pregnant woman steps up for RA (ART)show

    06/22/2006 6:39:41 PM PDT · by woofie · 45 replies · 1,047+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 23/05/2006 | Nicole Martin
    A Giant statue by Damien Hirst showing the insides of a pregnant woman and entitled The Virgin Mother was unveiled at the Royal Academy of Arts in London yesterday. The Virgin Mother took 18 months to complete The 35ft bronze sculpture, which dominates the courtyard in front of the gallery, reveals the foetus and the woman's skull, muscles and tissue. The work, weighing 3.5 tons, took a year and a half to make and will form part of the Summer Exhibition, From Life, which starts on June 12. "It will be very interesting to see people's reactions," said Edith Davaney,...