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  • CDC Official: We’re Seeing ‘Epidemic of Syphilis’ Among Gay Men

    04/25/2015 11:38:15 AM PDT · by xzins · 141 replies
    CNS ^ | April 23, 2015 | Penny Starr
    A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official cited an “epidemic” of syphilis among homosexual men during an event Thursday by a lobbying group pushing for an increase in federal funding for sexually transmitted disease prevention from $157 million to $212 million. “We’re also seeing what we are calling pretty much an epidemic of syphilis among men who have sex with men – that really started in the early – 2000, 2002, but we’ve seen a dramatic increase since 2008,” Dr. Gail Bolan, director of CDC’s Division of STD Prevention, said at a briefing by the National Coalition of STD...
  • Mystery goop coats hundreds of San Francisco Bay sea birds

    01/23/2015 7:08:11 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1-20-2015 | Emmett Berg
    Scientists are stepping up efforts to identify a mysterious gooey substance polluting waters along the eastern edge of San Francisco Bay, coating hundreds of sea birds and killing scores of them, a state wildlife official said Tuesday. Initial field testing of the slime, first reported on Friday, came back negative for petroleum but authorities hope a more comprehensive laboratory analysis will provide some conclusive results, said Andrew Hughan, spokesman for the California Department of Fish & Wildlife. More than 100 birds, mostly ocean-going water fowl, have died after their feathers became soaked in the colorless, odorless goop, impairing their ability...
  • 2 US men arrested on gay cruise in Caribbean (illegal in Dominica)

    03/21/2012 6:30:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 70 replies · 1+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 3/21/12 | CARLISLE JNO BAPTISTE
    2 US men arrested on gay cruise in CaribbeanBy CARLISLE JNO BAPTISTE, Associated Press Wednesday, March 21, 2012 ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) - Two California men on a gay cruise of the Caribbean were arrested Wednesday in Dominica, where sex between two men is illegal. Police Constable John George said police boarded the cruise ship and arrested the two men on suspicion of indecent exposure and "buggery," a term equivalent to sodomy on the island. He identified the men as John Robert Hart, 41, and Dennis Jay Mayer, 43, but did not provide their hometowns. George said the men were seen...
  • Combat troops to get gay sensitivity training

    02/24/2011 9:39:57 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 92 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Feb. 24, 2011 | Rowan Scarborough
    American combat troops will get sensitivity training directly on the battlefield about the military’s new policy on gays instead of waiting until they return to home base in the United States, the senior enlisted man in Afghanistan said Thursday. The Pentagon is launching an extensive force-wide program to ease the process of integrating open homosexuals into the ranks, including into close-knit fighting units. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin Hill, the top enlisted man in Afghanistan where 100,000 U.S. troops are deployed, said that the sessions on respecting gays’ rights will go right down to the forward operating bases, where troops...
  • Gay Couple Separated by Deportation Fight for Legal Status

    01/05/2011 1:15:24 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 27 replies
    AOL News ^ | Jan 5, 2011 | Mara Gay
    Every day before he left for work, Richard Dennis would kiss his partner on the forehead as he slept, knowing each kiss could be their last. That's because Dennis' partner, Jair Izquierdo, was in the United States illegally and the pair's civil union wasn't recognized by the federal government. So the New York couple of more than five years lived their lives in constant fear that Izquierdo, a Peruvian citizen who had overstayed his visa, would be deported. Then, in October, it happened. Izquierdo, 33, was at his job as a cosmetician at a hair salon in New York's East...
  • LPGA in Lockstep Caves to Radical Homosexual Agenda

    12/07/2010 6:10:09 AM PST · by scottfactor · 24 replies ^ | 12/07/2010 | Gina Miller
    The world is wickedly insane, and America is not far behind. I have watched for years as inch by inch our country has marched steadily toward immorality that would shock the Americans of only 60 years ago. Things that would never have been accepted in the mainstream then are ho-hum routine today, and the rallying cry of the immoral left is, “We must move into the 21st century like the rest of the world!” I’ll never buy that tripe, because I know that the foundation of truth and morality will never change, no matter what all the forces of hell...
  • Samoan clerics finger homosexuals over global warming

    09/21/2010 1:54:37 PM PDT · by Palter · 56 replies · 1+ views
    The Register ^ | 21 Sep 2010 | Joe Fay
    Shock at conference on climate change and creativity Clerics in the South Pacific have fingered the key cause of climate change - homosexuals. The revelation came at a conference at the University of the South Pacific considering the implications of Climate Change and Creativity. Academics were apparently thrown off their consideration of "Arts in the Age of Global Warming" and "Ecology in Poetry / Poetry in Ecology" by reports of Church Ministers who maintained that climate change in Samoa are clearly attributable to to homosexuals. The revelation prompted one attendee USP student, Shaiza Janif, to opine: "We need to educate...
  • Same-sex marriage gains GOP support

    08/28/2010 12:18:06 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 88 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 27, 2010 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    A growing number of Republicans are breaking with the party's traditional stance to publicly state their support for same-sex marriage, a shift strategists say stems as much from demographics as from the renewed focus on economics and the "tea party" movement. A solid majority of adults younger than 30 - about six in 10 - support the right of gay and lesbian couples to legally wed, according to a Washington Post poll in February. But even many older Americans and self-identified social conservatives have changed their view on an issue that just six years ago galvanized voters in support of...
  • Gates to Levin: Pentagon committed to repealing ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ law

    05/07/2010 1:18:30 PM PDT · by pissant · 29 replies · 495+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/7/10 | Roxana Trion
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates has made it clear the Pentagon remains committed to scrapping the law that bans openly gay people from serving in the military. Gates’ confirmation comes days after he caused a stir in Congress and within the gay rights community when he told the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee to hold off on repealing the law until the Pentagon finishes its study. Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) had asked the defense chief to justify the purpose for the yearlong study, questioning if it was meant to determine whether the ban should be repealed or whether it...
  • Warriors' LGBT appreciation night a slam-dunk

    03/13/2010 8:06:40 AM PST · by SmithL · 22 replies · 566+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/13/10 | Meredith May, Chronicle Staff Writer
    As far as tailgate parties go, this one was a bit more swank than usual. Under purple tents, sommeliers from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly in Modesto poured their latest Pinot Noir while fans mingled and grooved to dance music. Guests were invited to play beanbag toss. Thursday marked the first time the Golden State Warriors basketball team hosted an LGBT night - adding the gay community to its long roster of diversity-themed games that include everything from Bollywood dancing on Indian culture night to horn-blowing rabbis on Jewish heritage night. "Generally in sports the gay issue is a touchy one,...
  • Campaign Goes After Opponents of Gay Marriage

    02/24/2010 9:54:11 PM PST · by Cronos · 8 replies · 498+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 24, 2010 | Jeremy W Peters
    ALBANY — Angered by the defeat last year of a bill that would have allowed same-sex couples to marry, a group of well-financed gay rights advocates has started a political action committee to take aim at state senators who have opposed same-sex marriage. In total, the political action committee, called Fight Back New York, is prepared to raise and spend in the high six figures range in the State Senate races this year, according to people involved with the committee. Financing and organization will come, in part, from some of the most politically sophisticated and financially powerful gay rights advocates...
  • The Gay Infiltration of the Conservative Movement

    02/22/2010 9:06:23 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 347 replies · 3,439+ views
    Right Side News ^ | Feb 23, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    California Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chairman Ryan Sorba generated a media controversy when he was shown at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) denouncing the organizers for inviting a homosexual Republican group, GOProud, into the event as an official sponsor. In "controversial" remarks, Sorba said homosexuality was unnatural and that he welcomed more debate and discussion about the subject from his political adversaries. But what many people don't realize is that Sorba's "outburst" was provoked by a speaker who preceded him, Alexander McCobin of Students For Liberty (SFL). McCobin went out of his way to use valuable time from...
  • VA Gov. Tim Kaine trying to slip health benefits for gay state workers' partners in under the radar!

    12/01/2009 7:06:14 AM PST · by ReagansRaiders · 19 replies · 712+ views
    Virginia Regulatory Town Hall ^ | 11/23/2009 | Virginia Department of Human Resource Management
    Department of Human Resource Management Commonwealth of Virginia Health Benefits Program [1 VAC 55 ‑ 20] Public Comment Forum On this Action: This action will amend section 1VAC 55 320(E) to include adults, other than spouses and incapacitated adult children, as participants in the Health Benefits Plan for State Employees NOIRA Stage - View the regulatory documents In Progress! Opened on 11/23/2009 and closes at 11:59pm on 12/23/2009 More about public comment forums Enter a comment
  • 7 Protesters Ousted From Fort Worth City Council Meeting

    07/15/2009 5:21:18 AM PDT · by fwdude · 27 replies · 1,843+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | July 14, 2009 | Deanna Boyd
    7 protesters ousted from Fort Worth City Council meeting By DEANNA BOYD FORT WORTH -- Seven protesters were removed from Tuesday night's City Council meeting after they repeatedly demanded to be moved up on the agenda to speak about last month's police raid at the Rainbow Lounge. "Hear us now! Hear us now!" five men chanted in a hallway outside City Council chambers. The men, believed to be members of Queer LiberAction, a Dallas-based gay rights group, were led out of the building by city marshals. Inside the meeting, the group's founder, Blake Wilkinson, repeatedly interrupted Mayor Mike Moncrief....
  • Study: How newspapers have shifted public opinion toward gay marriage

    04/22/2009 3:12:19 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 48 replies · 1,576+ views
    On the media ^ | April 10th | Bob Garfield
    Two states have legalized same-sex marriage in the past two weeks, but when it comes to public opinion, supporters of gay marriage are still a minority. That minority is on an upward trajectory though and Scott Barclay, political scientist at the State University of New York at Albany, explains why: newspapers. In the last two weeks, two states have legalized same-sex marriage. First, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that a law banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Then Vermont became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage through its legislature. When it comes to public opinion, supporters of gay marriage are...
  • Weathering the Storm (Pro-homosexual marriage video)

    04/22/2009 11:54:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 734+ views
    You Tube ^ | April 22, 2009
    I don't know what to say: If the makers of this video weren't intentionally looking to portray almost every stereotype about homosexuals ...
  • AmazonFail: An Inside Look At What Happened

    04/14/2009 6:20:59 AM PDT · by steve-b · 8 replies · 1,051+ views
    Seatlle Post-Intellgencer ^ | 4/13/09 | Andrea James
    I've spoken to an employee who works closely with the systems involved in the glitch. The employee asked me not to share his name because of company policies on talking with the media. On Sunday afternoon at least 20 employees were paged alerting them that items, possibly many, were incorrectly being flagged as adult. The employees also received links to the Twitter discussion AmazonFail. Thousands of people were angry that gay-themed books had disappeared from Amazon's sales rankings and search algorithms. The number of Tweets on Sunday afternoon that had the term "AmazonFail" surpassed even those with the...
  • Cuadra guilty of brutal homicide (gay porn murder case)

    03/13/2009 3:30:59 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 5 replies · 1,602+ views
    Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre PA) ^ | 3-13-2009 | Edward Lewis
    WILKES-BARRE – Harlow Cuadra slumped in his chair when he heard the jury foreperson say “guilty,” convicting him for the brutal slaying of Bryan Kocis in January 2007. The verdict, which came after more than three hours of deliberation on Thursday, carries 12 convictions, including first-degree homicide. The jury will return today to determine whether Cuadra, 27, should be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison. Cuadra showed little emotion other than slumping in the chair. He appeared withdrawn and said nothing when escorted out of the Luzerne County Courthouse about an hour after the...
  • Homosexual Republican Group Calls Pro-Family Activists "Domestic Terrorists"

    02/25/2009 5:12:26 AM PST · by GonzoII · 48 replies · 1,221+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | ATLANTA, Georgia, February 24, 2009 | Kathleen Gilbert
    Tuesday February 24, 2009 Homosexual Republican Group Calls Pro-Family Activists "Domestic Terrorists" By Kathleen GilbertATLANTA, Georgia, February 24, 2009 ( - A homosexualist Republican group is lobbying GOP chairman Michael Steele to turn a deaf ear to pro-family activists, who the group leader labeled in a letter "Anti-American" and "domestic terrorists." James Ensley, President of the Georgia Log Cabin Republicans (LCR), made the comments after the pro-family group, Americans for Truth, petitioned Steele to work to return the GOP to its conservative roots and protect true marriage."I want to urge you not to allow small biggoted [sic], anti-American and anti-Christian fringe...
  • Report: Gay/bisexual men still bear brunt of AIDS

    11/30/2008 1:11:40 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 87 replies · 2,081+ views
    BOSTON - Gay and bisexual men in Massachusetts continue to be the hardest hit by the AIDS epidemic with a significant percentage of new cases appearing among minority men. That’s according to a new report by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that found while the state has had success battling the disease among injection drug users and heterosexual men and women, it has had less success among gay and bisexual men. More than half of HIV infections between 2004 and 2006 were among gay and bisexual men even though they make up less than 10 percent of the population.
  • Michigan Group Joins Boycott vs. Hallmark Over "same-sex couple" Cards

    10/07/2008 11:52:51 AM PDT · by TheAverageGuy · 82 replies · 2,074+ views
    Family Policy Network ^ | 10/7/08 | Family Policy Network
    A Michigan pro-family group has joined a nationwide boycott of a major greeting card company as a result of its promotion of the homosexual lifestyle. The American Family Association of Michigan has joined forces with several other pro-family groups around the country to boycott Hallmark over the company's new line of "same-sex couple" cards. AFA-Michigan's President Gay Glenn said, “Hallmark’s corporate position helps culturally legitimize and promote so-called homosexual ‘marriage,’ using its customers’ money to do so.” He added, “Each of us should ensure as a matter of conscience that Hallmark isn’t able to use any of our families’ money.”...
  • In California, 'Gay Rights' Now Superior to Everyone Else's Rights

    10/06/2008 4:31:43 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 28 replies · 1,040+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 10/6/08 | Campaign for Children and Families
     Contact: Agency Contact, 877-405-4005, Campaign for Children and Families   SACRAMENTO, California, October 6 /Christian Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed three bills squashing moral values and religious freedom. By elevating the homosexual-bisexual-transsexual agenda above the rights of everyone else, Schwarzenegger has confirmed his legacy is being the most anti-family Republican governor in California history.   "There is no gay gene, but religious freedom is a God-given right enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. So it's wrong and unfair to create new laws which make homosexual-bisexual-transsexual 'rights' superior to everyone else's rights," said Randy Thomasson, president of Campaign for Children...
  • AdWatch: Pro-Prop. 8 pitch starts with Newsom comments

    10/06/2008 1:04:52 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 814+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/6/8 | Aurelio Rojas
    Supporters of Proposition 8, which would ban same-sex marriage in California, are running their first television ad.The commercial features San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom making a celebratory speech. The state Supreme Court had just invalidated a law overwhelmingly passed by voters in 2000 that declared "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." Following is a text of the ad and an analysis by Aurelio Rojas of The Bee's Capitol Bureau: The ad Newsom: This door's wide open now. It's going to happen whether you like it or not.Narrator: Four judges ignored 4 million...
  • SJSU suspends blood drives, citing FDA ban on donations by gay men

    01/31/2008 2:11:45 PM PST · by SmithL · 56 replies · 690+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 1/31/8 | Dana Hull
    In a move believed to be the first by a college campus in the nation, San Jose State University President Don Kassing has suspended all campus blood drives because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration bars any man who has had sex with another man from donating blood. "The FDA's lifetime blood donor deferral affecting gay men violates our non-discrimination policy," said Kassing in an e-mail sent to faculty, staff and students. The suspension, which is effective immediately, applies to blood drives arranged by employees representing the university as well as blood drives organized by student groups. The FDA's ban...
  • For now, US Anglicans give in to Archbishop

    09/25/2007 7:01:37 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 13 replies · 215+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | Last Updated: 2:39am BST 26/09/2007 | By Jonathan Petre in New Orleans
    Liberal American bishops threw the Archbishop of Canterbury a lifeline in his efforts to avert Anglican schism by agreeing to halt appointments of gay bishops and same-sex blessings, at least temporarily. The compromise will, however, fail to appease many conservative leaders as it offers no guarantee that the American Church will maintain the moratoriums for more than a couple of years. It also falls far short of agreeing to provide an independent safe haven for American conservatives who have rejected the authority of their own liberal bishops. advertisement One conservative insider said it represented "two fingers to the Communion." Liberals,...
  • Lesbian Fire Chief Orders San Diego Gay Pride March

    08/12/2007 9:33:09 PM PDT · by 1-505th_airborne_medic · 52 replies · 8,703+ views
    Opintion Editorials ^ | August 07, 2007 | Steve Yuhas
    t has always been a burning question for me: does size matter to lesbians. Unfortunately for the lesbian fire chief of San Diego, Tracy Jarman, we know the answer is yes because when she ordered that four straight firefighters to endure hours of sexual harassment for the enjoyment of the gays lining the gay pride parade route all bets were off. After all, she did not want her fire department to be outshined by the gaily marching San Diego police chief. So now we know the answer, but it is going to be an expensive lesson to learn because while...
  • Texas unlikely home of world's biggest gay churc

    They say everything is bigger in Texas. But the Cathedral of Hope in Dallas makes one Texas-sized claim that few would expect in the conservative Bible Belt state - it says it is the world's biggest gay church. "I think this shows that God has a tremendously great sense of humour," says senior pastor and rector Jo Hudson. On a more serious note, she says the church, affiliated with the United Church of Christ, is a spiritual refuge for gay people of faith in a region associated with more conservative brands of Christianity. "Because we are in the Bible Belt...
  • Wired Iraqi man questioned at L.A. airport

    03/06/2007 3:44:51 PM PST · by mfnorman · 179 replies · 3,968+ views
    Reuters ^ | 03-06-07
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Officials detained an Iraqi man during a security scare at Los Angeles International airport on Tuesday but said a suspicious object found in a body cavity search did not pose a threat. The man, identified by law enforcement officials as Fadhel al-Maliki, 35, was detained at passenger screening at the airport just before 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The bomb squad was called as a precaution and authorities said they found wires in his clothing and a magnet inside a lower body cavity. The man was preparing to board a US Airways flight to Philadelphia. The...
  • Why Ann Coulter's Remark Matters

    03/04/2007 9:45:43 AM PST · by A_perfect_lady · 335 replies · 5,107+ views
    My seething mind | 3/4/07 | Myself
    My friends, my sister, and I were hanging out at a gay bar in West Hollywood last night (yes, really) because you can buy $1 draft beers during happy hour, and my little sister can flirt with men who won't actually try to take her home. She just moved out to Hollywood to live with me and, being only 29, she still likes to party. I'm the over-protective type, so I go with her and glower at anyone who gets too close.Because it was a gay bar, all the men I met there were... oh, what's the word... gay, yes,...
  • NJ Legislature Passes Gay Union Bill

    12/14/2006 2:36:40 PM PST · by Lunatic Fringe · 37 replies · 1,094+ views
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Legislature has passed a bill to allow gay couples to form civil unions.
  • Court says high school can enforce dress code against anti-gay T-shirt

    04/20/2006 7:02:14 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 44 replies · 1,589+ views
    Associated Press (via ^ | April 20, 2006 | Paul Elias
    SAN FRANCISCO – A suburban San Diego teenager who was barred from wearing a T-shirt with anti-gay rhetoric to class lost a bid to have his high school's dress code suspended Thursday after a federal appeals court ruled the school could restrict what students wear to prevent disruptions. The ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals addressed only the narrow issue of whether the dress code should be unenforced pending the outcome of the student's lawsuit. A majority of judges said, however, that Tyler Chase Harper was unlikely to prevail on claims that the Poway Unified...
  • [California Supreme] Court rules Berkeley can withdraw Scouts' rent subsidy

    03/09/2006 12:39:56 PM PST · by SmithL · 56 replies · 1,753+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/9/6 | Bob Egelko
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The state Supreme Court, in a victory for gay-rights advocates, ruled unanimously today that Berkeley could withdraw a rent subsidy to a Boy Scouts affiliate at the city marina because of the scouts' no-gays-allowed policy. Although the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2000 that the Boy Scouts had a constitutional right to exclude gays, Berkeley is not required to provide funding to an organization that violates the city's antidiscrimination policy, the state justices said. Cities can require recipients of public money to "provide written, unambiguous assurances of compliances with a generally applicable nondiscrimination policy,'' Justice Kathryn Mickle...
  • Battle lines drawn over Vatican stance on gays

    11/23/2005 4:05:59 PM PST · by craig_eddy · 200 replies · 2,377+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/23/2005 | Jason Szep
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Gay rights activists and liberal Catholics girded on Wednesday for a long battle over the Vatican's tougher stance on homosexuality, predicting the Church would lose thousands of followers in the United States.
  • Homosexuality Triggering HIV Escalation

    11/18/2005 1:38:17 PM PST · by NYer · 78 replies · 2,231+ views
    LifeSite ^ | November 18, 2005 | Terry Vanderheyden
    WASHINGTON, November 18, 2005 ( – While the rates for new cases of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, have been on the decline among heterosexuals and intravenous drug users, US health officials are expressing alarm at an eight percent increase in HIV rates in homosexual and bisexual men in one year.Measuring the increase in prevalence of the virus from 2003 to 2004, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the 8% rise in cases among men who commit sodomy with men, “was statistically significant” for the 33 states that reported on HIV cases, according to the...
  • How staged sex crime fooled Supreme Court

    10/24/2005 12:27:04 PM PDT · by Hunterb · 286 replies · 4,765+ views ^ | October 24, 2005 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – Was the U.S. Supreme Court fooled by a make-believe sodomy case in Lawrence v. Texas – one manufactured by homosexual activists to entrap police and ensnare the judicial system in a conspiracy to change the law of the land? That is the compelling verdict of a new book, "Sex Appealed: Was the U.S. Supreme Court Fooled?" by Judge Janice Law. It was in the Houston courthouse where Law presided as judge that she first heard rumors that the key figures in what became the landmark Lawrence v. Texas Supreme Court case actually invited arrest in a pre-arranged setup...
  • Johnson & Johnson Tylenol advertising in homosexual mag.

    07/15/2005 9:50:06 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 79 replies · 4,212+ views
    July 15, 2005 You will not believe this ad by Johnson & Johnson Johnson & Johnson has placed an ad for its Tylenol PM product in the July 19 issue of The Advocate, the nation's leading homosexual magazine. The ad shows two shirtless men in bed side by side. The text over one reads: "His backache is keeping him up." Over the other: "His boyfriend's backache is keeping him up." Click here to see a copy of the ad. (Be warned, it is offensive) You probably aren't aware that Johnson & Johnson is also a charter advertiser on the homosexual...
  • TV Network for Gays, Lesbians to Debut

    06/26/2005 10:34:10 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 62 replies · 1,312+ views
    AP ^ | 6/26/05 | DAVID BAUDER
    The man who's molding Logo, the new network for gays and lesbians, grew up in rural Illinois, attended Oral Roberts University and counted that cheesy keyboard solo on "Freeze Frame" as his big moment during gigs with his college band the Ozones. At first glance, Brian Graden hardly seems too hip for the room. But the 42-year-old Graden is one of television's busiest and most imaginative executives, already responsible for the programming on MTV, VH1 and CMT - and now Logo, which debuts Thursday. Long in the works, Logo will initially be seen in about 10 million homes with digital...

    05/19/2005 11:13:34 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 20 replies · 539+ views ^ | 15 May 2005 | Editors, The Associated Press
    ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest denied communion to more than 100 people Sunday, saying they could not receive the sacrament because they wore rainbow-colored sashes to church to show support for gay Catholics. Before offering communion, the Rev. Michael Sklucazek told the congregation at the Cathedral of St. Paul that anyone wearing a sash could come forward for a blessing but would not receive wine and bread. A group called the Rainbow Sash Alliance has encouraged supporters to wear the multicolored fabric bands since 2001 on each Pentecost Sunday, the day Catholics believe the Holy Spirit...
  • Gay Israeli artists seek Arabs to fall in love with [Barf up a lung]

    05/20/2005 10:00:11 AM PDT · by Alouette · 61 replies · 1,342+ views
    Roto-Reuters ^ | May 20, 2005 | Claudia Parsons
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two gay Israeli men have installed a huge double bed in a New York art gallery and are inviting Arab men to become their "lover" as part of an exhibition called "Sleeping with the Enemy." But the artists who like to be known simply as Gil and Moti talk about the project in romantic terms, saying it's about "falling in love" rather than sex. Gil said visitors should not come to the show expecting to see pornography. "The bed is there for us to live in. Artistically there are three pillows to symbolize unity of three...
  • Homosexual Activists Disturb Masses, Some Denied Communion, Some Steal It Anyway

    05/18/2005 9:23:38 PM PDT · by murphE · 46 replies · 847+ views
    Life Site ^ | May 17, 2005
    LOS ANGELES/ ST PAUL- MINNEAPOLIS, May 16, 2005 ( - The Feast of Pentecost is the celebration in the Christian calendar of the descent of the Holy Spirit onto the Disciples of Christ after His resurrection and ascension into heaven as recorded in the bible. In recent years, homosexual activists have used the feast as an annual pretext for protests to make demands that the Catholic Church change her teaching on the sinfulness of homosexual acts. Archbishop Flynn of St. Paul-Minneapolis, Cardinal Mahoney of Los Angeles and bishop Matthew Clarke of Rochester New York have been singled out for praise...
  • Priest Denies Gays' Supporters Communion

    05/16/2005 4:05:50 PM PDT · by dmanLA · 93 replies · 1,106+ views
    Priest Denies Gays' Supporters Communion By JOSHUA FREED, Associated Press Writer Mon May 16, 9:59 AM ET A Roman Catholic priest denied communion to more than 100 people Sunday, saying they could not receive the sacrament because they wore rainbow-colored sashes to church to show support for gay Catholics. Before offering communion, the Rev. Michael Sklucazek told the congregation at the Cathedral of St. Paul that anyone wearing a sash could come forward for a blessing but would not receive wine and bread. A group called the Rainbow Sash Alliance has encouraged supporters to wear the multicolored fabric bands since...
  • Kandahar's Lightly Veiled Homosexual Habits

    05/09/2005 3:18:05 PM PDT · by mandingo republican · 59 replies · 2,491+ views
    Kandahar's Lightly Veiled Homosexual Habits Society: Restrictions on relations with women lead to greater prevalence of liaisons between men, a professor says. By MAURA REYNOLDS Times Staff Writer April 3, 2002 KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — In his 29 years, Mohammed Daud has seen the faces of perhaps 200 women. A few dozen were family members. The rest were glimpses stolen when he should not have been looking and the women were caught without their face-shrouding burkas. "How can you fall in love with a girl if you can't see her face?" he asks. Daud is unmarried and has sex only with...

    04/28/2005 8:50:50 PM PDT · by 4lifeandliberty · 99 replies · 2,797+ views
    Life and Liberty Ministries ^ | 4/28/05 | Dennis Green
    GOVERNOR RENDELL TO UNVEIL MARKER HONORING THOSE WHO COMMIT ACTS OF SODOMY AT NATIONAL CELEBRATION April 28, 2005 Our Nation is in a downward spiral. Good is called evil and evil is called good. My eldest son Caleb and I have traveled to Philadelphia to speak up for righteousness during a celebration of sin hosted by Equality Forum. Please pray for the outreaches that will be taking place during this week and ask that the Father will draw the lost to Himself. Below are several excerpts from a recent press release from Equality Forum. This sinful nation is begging the...
  • Despite Gripes About Gay Themes, 'No Name-Calling' Initiative Spreads in Middle Schools

    01/23/2005 10:52:32 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies · 1,342+ views
    Despite Gripes About Gay Themes, 'No Name-Calling' Initiative Spreads in Middle Schools By David Crary The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - Using a young readers' novel called "The Misfits" as its centerpiece, middle schools nationwide will participate in a "No Name-Calling Week" initiative starting Monday. The program, now in its second year, has the backing of groups from the Girl Scouts to Amnesty International but has also drawn complaints that it overemphasizes harassment of gay youths. The initiative was developed by the New York-based Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, which seeks to ensure that schools safely accommodate students...
  • 22 gay, lesbian groups reset priorities in wake of losses

    01/14/2005 8:01:22 PM PST · by wagglebee · 22 replies · 672+ views
    S.F. Gate ^ | 1/13/05 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Washington -- Twenty-two gay and lesbian rights groups, smarting in the aftermath of the November election and bracing for President Bush's second inaugural, issued a unity statement Wednesday insisting they are not backing off marriage equality but will simultaneously push for other "common priorities." These include hate crimes legislation, employment protection, immigration rights for gays and lesbian partners, overturning the ban on gays in the military and continuing battle against constitutional bans on same-sex marriage in states and Congress.
  • Gay tourists discover Buenos Aires (barf alert)

    01/13/2005 9:44:20 AM PST · by traumer · 91 replies · 1,849+ views
    BBC ^ | 13 January, 2005
    Sweat trickles down the face of a man busking in a steamy town square. Buenos Aires is now relatively cheap to visit A young woman paints the final brushstrokes of a summertime cityscape. Gaggles of children giggle by the lakeside in a gloriously green park. This is Buenos Aires: So pretty, so elegant and so European that it has often been described as the "Paris of South America". Before Argentina's economic crisis struck in 2001, Buenos Aires was probably the most expensive city in South America: $1 bought you one peso. Now it gets you three, allowing visitors to experience...
  • MARYLAND: The ACLU is Suing to Destroy Maryland Marriage Law

    11/21/2004 4:43:45 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 33 replies · 1,385+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/21/04 | tuesday afternoon
    See this earlier post of urgent importance to Maryland Freepers: A group of Maryland lawmakers yesterday said they will file an appeal to oppose an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit that aims to force Baltimore and four counties to accept same-sex "marriages." "We have asked to be permitted to intervene so that we might be able to put out a serious and truthful defense of Maryland's marriage statute," said Delegate Donald H. Dwyer Jr., Anne Arundel County Republican....
  • Democratic Underground

    10/08/2004 12:28:13 PM PDT · by petrotsky · 97 replies · 1,301+ views
    Democratic Underground, Free Republic
    Democratic Underground WHO IS WELCOME ON DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND, AND WHO IS NOT We welcome Democrats of all stripes, along with other progressives who will work with us to achieve our shared goals. This is a "big tent" message board. We welcome a wide range of progressive opinion. You will likely encounter many points of view here that you disagree with. We ban conservative disruptors who are opposed to the broad goals of this website. If you think overall that George W. Bush is doing a swell job, or if you wish to see Republicans win, or if you are generally...
  • Black gay GOP group endorses Bush

    09/23/2004 10:42:32 AM PDT · by Area Freeper · 45 replies · 1,196+ views
    PlanetOut Network ^ | Wednesday, September 22, 2004 | Tom Musbach
    On Wednesday a fledgling group of black, gay Republicans endorsed George W. Bush for a second term as president, countering the stand taken by the nation's largest gay and lesbian GOP organization. The Abe Lincoln Black Republican Caucus (ALBRC), which was founded in 2002 to address the needs of young, black, gay Republicans in Dallas, said the endorsement was fueled by the Log Cabin Republicans' refusal to endorse Bush. "We think that the 'Republican Tent' is inclusive and there is room for differences, but one does not pick up their marbles and go home if there are a few points...
  • Gay Activists in the G.O.P. Withhold Endorsement

    09/08/2004 6:24:05 AM PDT · by outlawcam · 54 replies · 871+ views
    New York Times ^ | 9-8-2004 | David D. Kirkpatrick
    e board of Log Cabin Republicans, the largest group for gay men and lesbians in the party, voted overwhelming last night against endorsing President Bush for re-election because of his support for a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. The decision ends six months of soul-searching as the group, which endorsed Mr. Bush in 2000 and Bob Dole in 1996, wrestled with its divided loyalties. Although the group was immediately critical when the president announced his support for the amendment in February, it pointedly refrained from ruling out an endorsement. Its effort to balance loyalty to the party with opposition...