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  • Target Raises Money for Same-Sex Marriage Group

    05/24/2012 4:27:24 PM PDT · by Zender500 · 22 replies
    CitizenLink Blog ^ | 5/24/12 | Steve Fountain
    Target, the nation’s second-largest retailer, could be sending as much as $120,000 to a homosexual activist group through its online sale of “pride” shirts. The site says 100 percent of the sales of the rainbow-themed shirts will go to the Family Equality Council, a gay-activist organization. Among other issues, it lobbies for gay adoption, the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and same-sex marriage. Randy Sharp, director of special projects for the American Family Association, denounced the retailer for crossing into social activism. “Really what Target is saying is that we’re going to take sides in this social agenda...
  • Starbucks: Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage ‘Is Core to Who We Are and What We Value’

    01/28/2012 1:27:39 PM PST · by Zender500 · 94 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 27, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Starbucks, the world’s largest coffee shop chain, added its name to the list of major corporations that have endorsed a gay marriage bill in Washington State, saying the legislation shares the company’s values at its core. The decision was criticized by many conservative, pro-family organizations. Leading traditional marriage organizations, for instance, are accusing the Seattle-based company of “meddling” in the debate, after Starbucks joined Google, Microsoft, and Nike in support of the legalization of same-sex marriage that is currently gathering momentum in the state legislature. Kalen Holmes, executive vice president for Partner Resources, released a statement on Jan. 24 entitled,...
  • 2011 Daniel of the Year -- Alan Chambers: Change we can believe in

    12/08/2011 5:28:58 PM PST · by Zender500 · 1 replies
    WORLD ^ | 12/17/11 | Jamie Dean
    Alan Chambers is in denial. It's a charge his critics level against him on a regular basis. They say that Chambers—a former homosexual who helps others struggling with same-sex attraction—is denying what comes naturally to him. Chambers wholeheartedly agrees. "For Christians, every day we're called to a life of biblical self-denial," he says. "We take up our cross and follow Christ, and we deny what comes naturally." But he says denial isn't without reward: "Those who reject the concept of self-denial haven't reaped the joys that come with it." Self-denial isn't a new concept to Chambers. The 39-year-old president of...
  • The Bad Faith of Michele Bachmann's Gay Rights Inquisitors

    08/17/2011 4:35:33 PM PDT · by Zender500 · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 17, 2011 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Michele Bachmann followed up on her Iowa straw poll victory with two Sunday interviews, in both of which she was given ridiculous questions about homosexuality. The gay card seems to be the feint of choice for Democrats and their proxies. On Meet the Press, David Gregory played back audio from an education conference held about seven years ago, in which Bachmann referred to the gay lifestyle as "personal bondage, personal despair, and personal enslavement." He then asked Michele Bachmann if she could clarify. She answered, "I'm running for the presidency of the United States; I am not running to be...
  • The Bible and the 'Gay Marriage' Question (Parts 1,2 & 3)

    07/27/2011 1:17:50 PM PDT · by Zender500 · 20 replies ^ | July 20, 2011 | Robert A. J. Gagnon
    What does the Bible actually say about "gay marriage"? That question is the title of a a recent op-ed piece in the Huffington Post written by Lee Jefferson, a visiting assistant professor of religion at Centre College. According to Jefferson the answer is: "Nothing," or at least "Nothing negative." Jefferson used the recent passage of "gay marriage" by the New York legislature as a springboard from which to denigrate appeals to the Bible against homosexual practice. I will use Jefferson's article as a springboard from which to answer the question that he and many others have raised. It is of...
  • Gay marriage supporters opt to intimidate

    05/21/2011 7:53:09 PM PDT · by Zender500 · 12 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 5/21/11 | Katherine Kersten
    In recent weeks, the issue of who gets to define marriage -- Minnesota citizens or a handful of judges or legislators -- has been on the front burner. The debate has generated lots of heat but not much light. Now that the Legislature has endeavored to let the people vote on a constitutional amendment defining marriage, I suggest a few ground rules to ensure a fair and open exchange of views. First, we must reject the name-calling that has marred the debate to this point. Same-sex-marriage supporters' constant mantra has been that Minnesotans who support one man-one woman marriage are...
  • Whoopi, Joy, and Barbara do theology

    11/22/2010 11:55:39 AM PST · by Zender500 · 27 replies
    WORLD ^ | 11/22/10 | Janie B. Cheaney
    The View may not be a model of clear thinking but it probably offers a pretty good view of current cultural thinking—what might better be called “feelthink.” A few days ago, Joel Osteen was on the show to help kick off the Christmas season, but Barbara Walters immediately ambushed him with a question about homosexuality. Not for the first time, the ladies began showing off their expertise in Christian ethics. Walters: What about this pastor in Georgia who recently came out as gay? Joy Behar: It’s terrible that people use the Bible to condemn gays because it leads to bullying....
  • Commerce, Come to Your Census! [Commerce Dept. says ignore U. S. marriage laws]]

    04/06/2010 3:41:09 PM PDT · by Zender500 · 4 replies · 472+ views
    In this year's census, the law should count for something. But unfortunately, a very troubling pattern has emerged here in Washington--a complete disregard for the national definition of marriage. First, Congress refused to exercise its constitutional authority when the District of Columbia imposed same-sex "marriage" on the city, deliberately violating the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Soon after, John Berry, head of the Office of Personnel Management, decided to use federal dollars to pay for same-sex couples to enjoy the same benefits as married spouses. The latest disregard for DOMA comes from the Commerce Department, which is actively encouraging people...
  • On the sidelines: When a gay activist 'comes out' for Christ, tables turn

    12/27/2009 5:18:25 AM PST · by Zender500 · 7 replies · 1,312+ views
    WORLD ^ | December 19, 2009 | Jamie Dean
    While devoted activists from both sides of the gay marriage debate plot strategy for their next moves, Michael Glatze mostly watches from the sidelines. That's surprising to some: Just four years ago, Glatze was a practicing homosexual, a prominent gay activist, and editor of a national magazine for gay youth. Two years ago, he publicly renounced homosexuality and asserted a belief in Christianity. Glatze soon disappeared from the public eye, resisting a well-worn path: instant hero status for a new cause. In October, he re-emerged, granting a few interviews and writing a column for the conservative site WorldNetDaily about remaining...
  • NEA Goes All-Out for Same-Sex Marriage

    09/21/2009 9:06:43 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 22 replies · 1,203+ views
    Eagle Forum ^ | August 7, 2009 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The National Education Association (NEA), which usually passes a dozen or more pro-homosexual resolutions every year at its annual national convention, this year in San Diego went all-out in support of same-sex marriage. This emphasis on advocacy for homosexuals was spelled out in a five-point New Business Item E. Point #1 tells its union affiliates to support state legislation that registers same-sex couples in a way that mimics marriage. This registration would cover taxes, inheritance, adoptions, medical decisions, and even immigration. Point #2 says that states can call this same-sex registration marriage or civil union or domestic partnership so long...
  • A matter of [gay] pride?

    06/22/2009 5:08:59 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 19 replies · 657+ views
    One News Now ^ | 6/17/2009 | R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    The issue of homosexuality presents all morally serious persons with an unavoidable question: What is the moral status of homosexual acts and relationships? One way or the other, some judgment on this matter will be made. Are homosexual acts inherently wrong, dishonorable, and sinful? Or, is homosexuality morally neutral, with specific sexual acts and relationships determined to be either right or wrong by context and intention? Are homosexual acts morally good and honorable? These assertions of moral judgment represent something of the range of possibilities and cover most of the main alternatives. Most Americans come to moral judgments by a...
  • Fiends With Benefits

    06/20/2009 3:55:14 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 14 replies · 987+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 6.19.09 | George Neumayr
    Thursday's Washington Post contained comprehensive coverage, three stories no less, of Barack Obama's presidential memorandum that decrees in these dark days of recession new "benefits to partners of federal workers." But don't worry, your scarce hard-earned tax dollars won't go to all domestic lovers. Just homosexual ones. The memorandum "does not cover domestic heterosexual partners," reports the Post. And who largely drafted the memorandum? John Berry, director of the Office of Personnel Management, who is "the highest-ranking openly gay person in the administration." Heterosexual sinners need to hire better lobbyists, or hope that Obama soon finds in his impressively massive...
  • Victimology 101 at Yale: guess who's exempted from the austerity campaign?

    03/22/2009 8:30:05 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 18 replies · 969+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 03/16/2009 | Heather Mac Donald
    In December 2008, Yale University president Richard Levin announced a series of budget cuts to compensate for a 25 percent drop in the value of Yale's endowment. This February, the university launched the Office of LGBTQ [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer] Resources to provide support for Yale's homosexual community. According to its director, the new office is intended to make the "University feel like a friendly place as opposed to an alien, hostile place" to gays. The recession, it appears, is going to have little impact on the academic culture of victimology and the ever-growing bureaucracy that supports it....
  • ELCA leaves gay clergy decision to local churches

    02/21/2009 10:38:18 AM PST · by Zender500 · 17 replies · 1,156+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 2/21/09 | JEFF STRICKLER
    The long-awaited position on ordaining gay clergy in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America isn't a clear yes or no. An ELCA task force admitted Thursday that it could not reach a consensus on the issue that has polarized its members for years. But with the matter expected to dominate this summer's national convention in Minneapolis, its position paper offers this suggested solution: The ELCA will allow the ordination of gay pastors but will leave it up to individual congregations and synods whether to ordain or appoint pastors. The term used to describe this compromise is "structured flexibility." While acknowledging...
  • ELCA ready to issue stance on gay ordination

    02/16/2009 4:14:13 AM PST · by Zender500 · 17 replies · 1,011+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | February 13, 2009 | JEFF STRICKLER
    The battle lines are about to be drawn for this summer's confrontation over the ordination of gay people by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). With the matter scheduled for a vote at the biannual national convention in Minneapolis in August, church leaders will release a position paper Thursday that is expected to indicate their stance on the issue. This is the second public step in a process that began in 2001 when the ELCA Churchwide Assembly commissioned a social statement on human sexuality.
  • Psst, Gay Bishop Gene Robinson - God Ain’t Listening (Ps. 66:18)

    01/17/2009 6:20:37 AM PST · by Zender500 · 33 replies · 1,279+ views
    The Christian Worldview ^ | January 15, 2009 | Jan Markell
    The Obama administration and America are heading into treacherous territory. There are certain kinds of behavior that seem to anger God more than others and at this point, America is already on shaky ground. President-elect Obama has asked V. Gene Robinson, the openly gay Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire, to deliver the invocation at a pre-inaugural event this Sunday on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Bishop Robinson said he had been reading inaugural prayers through history and was “horrified” at how “specifically and aggressively Christian they were.” He states, “I am very clear that this will not be a...
  • The Danger in Appeasing Gay Rights Activists

    05/16/2008 6:40:17 PM PDT · by Zender500 · 9 replies · 99+ views
    Human Events ^ | 05/16/2008 | Ernest Istook
    The law was just a plaything to California’s Supreme Court, and the justices twisted logic into a pretzel as they legalized same-sex marriage by judicial fiat. The court also exposed the danger created by wishy-washy lawmakers who push “civil unions” or “domestic partnerships” as a supposed middle-ground compromise. That actually is a deadly policy of appeasement. It was the very existence of such laws that the justices used to justify this outrageous decision. By trying to appease homosexual rights activists, those who have refused to stand up for traditional marriage helped to create this court ruling. They are the Neville...
  • Islamo-ignorance: We can’t defeat an enemy when we don’t know why he’s fighting

    04/05/2008 6:07:12 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 20 replies · 239+ views
    WORLD ^ | April 05, 2008 | Mindy Belz
    Robert Spencer is used to being called an Islamophobe. And when the noted director of Jihad Watch travels to a speaking engagement, he has the bodyguards to prove that he takes his critics seriously. In 2006 lieutenants of Osama bin Laden named him in what amounted to a fatwa, calling on him, President Bush, and others to join Islam or die. Other death threats arrive by email, he told WORLD recently, and matter-of-factly. But his most noted attacker of late is the now-dead former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. In her posthumous book Reconciliation, released last month, she spent a...
  • The unending debate over gays

    04/05/2008 5:57:38 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 13 replies · 306+ views
    WORLD ^ | Richard N. Ostling
    Several U.S. mainline Protestant denominations are about to face their latest showdowns on one of the most vexing issues since slavery: whether to break from biblical morality as traditionally understood to allow clergy with homosexual partners and to sanction blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples. "Mainline" groups (predominantly white, with early American roots, and affiliated with the National Council of Churches) contain vocal, well-organized liberal and evangelical combatants. The resulting dispute "certainly has taken a big toll," says Jack Haberer of Presbyterian Outlook, an independent magazine that airs varied views. "For some, it's the total compromise of all things moral. For...
  • Seriously funny: Ben Stein takes on the debate-phobic Darwinian establishment

    04/01/2008 12:21:24 PM PDT · by Zender500 · 71 replies · 91+ views
    WORLD ^ | April 5, 2008 | Marvin Olasky
    "The shot heard round the world" that started the American Revolution came on April 19, 1775. On April 18 this year, a seriously funny documentary is scheduled to hit 1,000 theaters across America and fire a shot that will go unheard if debate-phobic Darwinists get their way. The 100-minute documentary, Expelled, is perfect for adults and children of middle-school age or above: It should be rated R not for sex or violence but for being reasonable, radical, risible, and right. (It is rated PG for thematic material, some disturbing images, and brief smoking.) The expelling of Intelligent Design (ID) proponents...
  • The Duplicity of Hope: The Amazing Allegiance of Obama's Believers

    03/24/2008 5:47:50 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 10 replies · 653+ views
    Clash Radio ^ | March 2008 | Doug Giles
    Barack Obama came out this past week in Philly and denied knowing that his pastor (for the last 20 years, not days or months, but 20 years) is a mad black anti-American racist. Not only did Barack deny knowing that his scribe was an unpatriotic, imbalanced bigot, but he also said he didn't even know Wright was black until last Monday. Obama had been thinking all along that "Uncle" Jeremiah was Chinese or something. In addition to B-HO telling his followers 1.) he did not know that irreverent Wright was a hater and that, 2.) he didn't discern that JW...
  • Good from bad: The cultural mainstreaming of homosexuality is liberating those seeking to escape it

    02/19/2008 2:38:18 AM PST · by Zender500 · 12 replies · 167+ views
    WORLD Magazine ^ | February 09, 2008 | Lynn Vincent
    When Stephen was 16, he told his mother he was gay. The year was 1998, and America was hovering on the verge of a new gay ascendancy. Comedian Ellen DeGeneres had just declared herself a lesbian, both on her television sit-com and in real life. The murder of Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard sparked candlelight vigils and pro-gay proclamations by public figures such as Sen. Ted Kennedy. The ensuing windfall of "hate crimes" legislation helped gay activists continue to reframe the homosexuality debate, from one about morality to one about civil rights. In 1999, California legalized same-sex domestic partnerships; the...
  • In defense of Catholic teaching on homosexuality

    02/12/2008 5:29:53 PM PST · by Zender500 · 46 replies · 180+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 02/11/2008 | PAT PHILLIPS
    In concluding her Jan. 30 column about homosexuality and the Catholic Church ("It's not a mortal sin to work for justice"), Mary Jean Smith writes: "The archbishop and others are wrong on this issue. I am not guilty of mortal sin. It is not a sin to love my daughter and work for justice on her behalf." Here is what Archbishop John Nienstedt actually said: "Those who actively encourage or promote homosexual acts or such activity within a homosexual lifestyle formally cooperate in a grave evil and, if they do so knowingly and willingly, are guilty of mortal sin," he...
  • Check out the scratching and biting scene at 'Kinky U'

    01/26/2008 5:12:13 PM PST · by Zender500 · 28 replies · 12,348+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | January 26, 2008 | KATHERINE KERSTEN
    There's some serious scratching and biting going on at the University of Minnesota. An intramural rugby match? Or time to call campus security? Nope. It's just another field of inquiry for the dedicated scholars at "Kinky U," a student fee-supported offshoot of the U of M's Queer Student Cultural Center (QSCC). QSCC already sponsors groups that journey down every sexual side-road and identity bi-way imaginable. Its 14 member groups range from "Biversity" (for "bisexuals, pansexuals, omnnisexuals, and those who prefer no labels") to "Tranarchy" (for "those who identify as transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, intersex, or gender diverse.") Yes, you might think...
  • Exemption allows lesbian pastor's ordination [ELCA continues pursuit of denominational apostasy]

    01/26/2008 3:42:36 AM PST · by Zender500 · 54 replies · 577+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | January 18, 2008 | JEFF STRICKLER
    You only have a few more hours to call Jen Nagel Jen. After her ordination at 2 p.m. today, you have to start calling her the Rev. Nagel -- unless you're a member of the national board of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), in which case you probably don't want to call her at all. Nagel is being ordained despite being committed to a same-sex relationship. The national ELCA doesn't approve of the ordination of gay ministers. But an exemption in the bylaws was passed at the national convention in August allowing local synods to not object to...
  • Village people: A homeschool in the Big Apple has some distinct advantages

    01/24/2008 5:52:10 AM PST · by Zender500 · 19 replies · 170+ views
    WORLD ^ | January 12, 2008 | Susan Olasky
    NEW YORK CITY—Greenwich Village is home to the White Horse Tavern, drinking hole of Dylan Thomas and other literary notables, and to coffee shops that birthed the careers of Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. It's where the gay-rights movement began following a bar riot in 1969. It isn't the most likely place to find a homeschooling family made up of a pastor, his petite wife with a yellow belt in karate, and their four kids. In a 1,200-square-foot apartment in the heart of the Village live Sam and Mary K. Andreades, their three sons—Thaddaeus (16), Jeremy (13), and Enoch (8)—and...
  • Abraham's test [Woods Hole fires biologist for not accepting Darwinism]

    01/24/2008 5:30:01 AM PST · by Zender500 · 34 replies · 178+ views
    WORLD ^ | January 12, 2008 | Mark Bergin
    Nathaniel Abraham left India and moved to the United States in 1997 to pursue science. He studied biology at St. John's University in New York, where he earned his master's degree and doctorate. He developed expertise in toxicology and developmental biology pertaining to zebrafish. His academic rigor and top-notch research skills advanced his career quickly, landing him a job in 2004 at the prestigious Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. By every indication, Abraham had realized his American dream: a job in the field he loved, an employer eager to sponsor a new visa, a sense of financial security, and...
  • Sex-Obsessed Culture Can Damage Young Brains, Says Doctor

    11/13/2007 7:20:53 AM PST · by Zender500 · 24 replies · 136+ views ^ | November 13, 2007 | Pete Winn
    Critics have long debated the effect on society of overtly sexualized images from television, movies and music. But one medical educator and physician has reached a conclusion: He thinks that because of what we have learned scientifically about the brain and the biochemistry behind sexuality, our sex-obsessed culture may be "warping" the minds of young people. In an exclusive interview with Cybercast News Service, Gary Rose, M.D., president of the Medical Institute for Sexual Health in Austin, Tex., talked about his forthcoming book on the neurochemistry of sex. (The Medical Institute for Sexual Health describes itself as a non-profit group...
  • Harry Potter and the Gay Wizard: The Secret Behind the Story

    10/27/2007 7:55:45 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 36 replies · 123+ views
    Christian Worldview Network ^ | 10/22/07 | Jill Martin Rische
    What a difference a day makes. Jo Rowling came out of the closet this week—or at least her creation, Albus Dumbledore, did. Take note, Potter fans everywhere, that Rowling—in her great wisdom—has revealed to the world that the wisest, kindest, most powerful (and famous) senior wizard in literary history is gay. The Headmaster of Hogwarts prefers men. According to Rowling, “I always thought of Dumbledore as gay. . . . Dumbledore fell in love with Grindelwald [a bad wizard he defeated long ago], and that added to his horror when Grindelwald showed himself to be what he was.” [1] Exactly...
  • What if there really is a 'gay gene'?

    10/20/2007 12:20:27 PM PDT · by Zender500 · 53 replies · 94+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 20, 2007 | Randy Thomas
    I've always thought that if they ever prove that a "gay gene" exists, it doesn't change a thing for me. Fifteen years ago, I was completely sexually attracted to men. I was comfortable with my sexuality and with my identity as a gay man. Over time, I began to realize that I was never fulfilled, and I was always lonely. I turned towards spirituality and embraced a relationship with Jesus Christ. I also found Exodus International – an organization that helps those seeking freedom from unwanted same-sex attraction. Gradually, my attractions changed, and my identity was transformed. I now live...
  • The “Mother Teresa” of Ex-gay Ministry

    10/18/2007 8:41:41 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 29 replies · 387+ views ^ | Tim Wilkins
    Frank Worthen was ex-gay when ex-gay wasn’t cool! Perhaps no testimony of freedom from homosexuality has been more widely circulated and read than Frank Worthen’s. He is now 78 years young. This article, op-ed, column – call it what you like - will not likely be published in many places or read by many people, but it commands to be written. “Different” When Frank was 13, (1942) his pastor told him “Frank, you are a homosexual." Though Frank knew he was “different” from other children, he didn’t know what homosexuality was. “I'd been called different before!” Frank had become a...
  • 400,000 people, and no media? [MSM sedulously ignores Folsom Street Fair]

    10/09/2007 2:46:05 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 26 replies · 1,784+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | Oct 5, 2007 | Kelly Boggs
    EDITOR'S NOTE: The following column addresses issues of homosexuality and is written to inform adults. It contains graphic descriptions of the Folsom Street Fair, an annual sexually charged, perverse event in San Francisco with mostly homosexual participants. The column shows what is at stake in the cultural battle and what the future holds for the society and our children if activists succeed in defining homosexuality as a protected status. ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)--An estimated 400,000 people congregated in San Francisco on Sept. 30. Crowds flooded the neighborhood known as "South of Market" to take part in the 24th annual Folsom Street...
  • Not so bright [Atheists' condescension probably alienates public more than their views on God]

    10/06/2007 4:30:57 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 39 replies · 983+ views
    WORLD ^ | Oct. 13, 2007 | Gene Edward Veith
    Atheists are coming out of the closet. Today, some 5 million Americans claim to be atheists. Throw in agnostics and you have 20 million. Five books making the case for atheism have become bestsellers. The 9/11 attacks have sparked a backlash against "fundamentalism" of every sort, painting conservative Christians with the same brush as Islamofascists. Atheists would seem to be poised for growth, but they have a public-relations problem. A University of Minnesota poll last year found that atheists were America's most distrusted group. According to a recent Newsweek poll, 62 percent of Americans would refuse to vote for an...
  • The Truth About High Point Church and the Gay Gulf War Veteran

    08/18/2007 8:37:06 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 21 replies · 950+ views
    Townhall ^ | August 16, 2007 | Paul Edwards
    The mainstream media wants you to believe that a conservative evangelical church deep in the Bible belt has refused to bury a Gulf War veteran because he was gay. Some in the Christian media want you to believe that the church hasn’t shown the love of Jesus to a dead man’s family. Neither charge is anywhere near the truth. Here are the facts. High Point Church, a non-denominational church in Arlington, Texas, had been praying for Cecil Sinclair after Cecil’s brother Lee (the only member of the Sinclair family who was a member of the church) requested prayer for his...
  • Partial-Birth Abortion Ban's Legal Loophole

    08/18/2007 7:55:13 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 6 replies · 599+ views
    Fox News ^ | Lauren Green
    Much was made of Congress upholding the 2003 partial-birth abortion ban this past April. Pro-life groups applauded, while pro-choice groups ranted that it was chipping away at Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that made abortion legal in the United States. But, just last week, a story surfaced in the Boston Globe about how doctors are using lethal drugs to kill fetuses in the womb, so the baby is not alive when it's "delivered." Apparently, it's all legal. It allows doctors to circumvent the partial-birth abortion law, or at least the spirit of it, because the intent of the law...
  • Gays and Baby Killers: A Shaky Alliance?

    08/18/2007 7:48:42 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 50 replies · 1,182+ views
    Mark Crutcher Blog ^ | 8/18/07 | Mark Crutcher
    How would you like to ask the pro-choice mob a question that is guaranteed to have them jumping around like worms on a hot rock? Well, read on. Three facts are important to know. First, though there are certainly members of the gay community who are pro-life, go to any large public event put on by the pro-choice gang, or read any edition of the NOW Times or MS Magazine, and you will see that the “mainstream” homosexual lobby and the “mainstream” abortion lobby are joined at the hip. Second, the current “enlightened” and “politically correct” view is that homosexuality...
  • The Politics of Global Warming

    08/16/2007 8:19:13 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 14 replies · 844+ views
    First Things ^ | August/September 2007 | Thomas Sieger Derr
    With the virtual apotheosis of Al Gore, talk of global warming has become pervasive—and pervasively one-sided. Churches of all varieties have signed on as a moral cause. Corporations, including former doubters, have adopted anti-warming language, either from new conviction or convenient public image. Politicians, with few exceptions, dare not openly deny that there is a problem, though their responses may vary. Through it all, one would never know there are dissenters of distinguished credentials in the scientific community. Even where their existence is admitted, they are thoroughly marginalized, accused of being in the pay of the oil companies (Gore slyly...
  • ELCA assembly slips practicing gays in back door to pulpit

    08/12/2007 3:56:41 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 17 replies · 2,914+ views
    WordAlone Network ^ | 8/11/07 | Betsy Carlson
    While the churchwide assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America shut the front door for now on allowing ministers in same-sex relationships to serve the denomination, they essentially told them to go to the back door and come in. The assembly, meeting in Chicago this week, voted to refer most resolutions on homosexual behavior and ordination standards to a task force on human sexuality that is preparing a social statement for the 2009 churchwide assembly, thus taking the resolutions out of consideration at this assembly. More significantly, the assembly closed the front door when it defeated a resolution that...
  • Lone sentry on the wall [How do wealthy ministries spend millions Americans give them?]

    07/20/2007 7:36:54 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 21 replies · 969+ views
    WORLD ^ | July 28, 2007 | Jamie Dean
    Early this summer, Paul Crouch of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) wrote to supporters, telling them that the network's spring "Praise-a-Thon" was a success. For five days, Crouch and a slate of other televangelists had raised money on-air for TBN, the largest Christian television network in the world. "TBN is debt free," Crouch wrote. "Free to invest every penny into expansion to the rest of the world!" For TBN, that means investing in broadcasting its Christian-themed programs on thousands of cable systems and more than 5,000 television stations. But it also means investing in something else: Southern California real estate....
  • Sen. Vitter Outed As Heterosexual: Heterophobia Feared

    07/13/2007 4:08:01 PM PDT · by Zender500 · 42 replies · 1,983+ views
    Human Events ^ | 07/13/2007 | Mac Johnson
    Washington was rocked -- ROCKED -- this week when it was revealed that Sen. David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican, is a practicing heterosexual. The news came as part of a larger bombshell, as Vitter’s name was revealed to be on the client list of the so-called “D.C. Madam” (who is apparently not Nancy Pelosi, by the way, but a physical prostitute.) Vitter, obviously unfamiliar with how to react when one’s sexual identity is made public, immediately apologized and foolishly focused on the paying-for-sex aspect of the whole affair. He also used the word “sin,” which at the time that this...
  • Teach the controversy ['lawsuit-proof' balanced approach to teaching evolution]

    07/13/2007 2:28:17 PM PDT · by Zender500 · 41 replies · 651+ views
    WORLD ^ | July 21, 2007 | Mark Bergin
    For 15 years Doug Cowan has taught the scientific evidence for and against Darwinism to biology students at Curtis High, a large public school several miles southwest of Tacoma, Wash. Over that time, the popular teacher and athletic coach has drawn periodic criticisms from community activists and local media. But he has faced no lawsuits and never worried over losing his job. Students in Cowan's classes praise his balanced presentation. And parents rarely, if ever, raise objections. "I haven't heard a thing," he told WORLD. "Parents think it's really neat that I'm allowing kids to weigh the evidence from both...
  • Teaching homosexuality to kids

    07/05/2007 8:15:33 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 24 replies · 921+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 5, 2007 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Quick question: Who thinks there isn't enough frank sexual information forced on today's kids? Is the bar for acceptable sexual behavior still too high? You would think so when reading a recent Washington Post article titled "A More Candid Approach to Sex-Ed." As many parents know, most sex-ed classes are already candid enough, thank you very much. The last thing we need is for anyone to spice them up or further complicate what should be a pretty simple subject. But that's what schools in Montgomery County, Md., plan to do by introducing lessons on homosexuality to eight- and 10th-graders –...
  • Another try at balancing schools by race falls flat

    06/25/2007 6:09:24 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 11 replies · 718+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | June 25, 2007 | Katherine Kersten
    The Inter- District Downtown School in Minneapolis and the FAIR School in Crystal opened their doors with much fanfare in 1999 and 2000, respectively. Their sponsor is the West Metro Education Program, a consortium of the Minneapolis school district and 10 suburban districts. WMEP created the schools at a cost of more than $26 million to be showcases of racial balance, achieved voluntarily. Last week, we learned that they are no such thing. Today, InterDistrict students are 70 percent minority' and the FAIR School is nearly 70 percent white. Their racial composition is little different from that of the districts...
  • Hindu to lead St. Olaf [Lutheran College] religion department

    06/21/2007 7:44:12 PM PDT · by Zender500 · 89 replies · 2,273+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | June 01, 2007 | Pamela Miller
    A Hindu professor of religion has become the first non-Christian to head St. Olaf College's Religion Department in the college's 133-year history. "It's a great honor," Anantanand Rambachan said of the three-year appointment. "St. Olaf has one of the finest undergraduate religion departments in the country." Rambachan, 55, has taught religion, philosophy and Asian studies at the college in Northfield, Minn., since 1985. He also has been a leading figure in Minnesota's Hindu cultural circles. He grew up on the West Indies island of Trinidad in a devout Hindu family -- both of his grandfathers were Hindu priests. As a...
  • Misleading Edge -- Intelligent Thought: Science Versus the Intelligent Design Movement

    05/24/2007 4:45:28 PM PDT · by Zender500 · 33 replies · 741+ views
    Touchstone ^ | April 2007 | Anika Smith & Casey Luskin
    When sixteen leading Darwinists write essays on a crash schedule to get a book out by the end of the school year, you might suspect a sense of urgency, and indeed, editor John Brockman opens Intelligent Thought with a plea for his colleagues to defend Darwin-based civilization from “the Visigoths at the gates,” the proponents of Intelligent Design, “whose only interest in science appears to be to replace it with beliefs consistent with those of the Middle Ages” and who pose “the gravest of threats to the American economy.” Brockman, a literary agent who went from pop publicist to managing...
  • Khatami's Conversion: As covered in the Iranian press

    09/14/2006 5:55:27 PM PDT · by Zender500 · 6 replies · 662+ views
  • 'Free speech' gives free rein to video mayhem

    08/04/2006 7:34:02 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 48 replies · 810+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 8/3/06 | Katherine Kersten
    Been to the video store lately? Games rated "Mature" (17 and older) and "Adults Only" crowd the shelves within your young teen's reach. Take "Manhunt." It lets a player "become" James Earl Cash, a serial killer. A character named the Director wants to use Cash in snuff films. As Cash, you slaughter people. You slice them with a chain saw, behead them or stab them viciously in the eyeballs. Meanwhile, the Director adds his comments: "You're really getting me off, Cash" and "You're really doing it for me. Why I ain't been this turned on since ... Well, let's not...
  • NEA Weakens Resolution Supporting Homosexual Marriage

    06/27/2006 4:17:37 PM PDT · by Zender500 · 19 replies · 539+ views
    CNS News ^ | June 27, 2006 | Nathan Burchfiel
    The National Education Association (NEA) has dropped an amendment that was going to ask its convention delegates to support homosexual marriage and civil unions in all 50 states. Cybercast News Service has learned that an NEA delegate earlier this month leaked the language of the amendment to conservative groups and the resulting protest apparently prompted the NEA to substitute it with a weaker version. Instead of asking delegates to endorse homosexual marriage and civil unions across the board, the substitute asks convention delegates to endorse homosexual domestic partnerships, civil unions and marriage in states that already "legally recognize" the relationships....
  • 36TH S.F. GAY PRIDE PARADE: Huge celebration of pride

    06/26/2006 6:32:02 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 59 replies · 1,906+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 26, 2006 | Simone Sebastian and Demian Bulwa
    Bull-riding cowboys, pirates dressed in pink and pit bulls in rainbow-colored tutus filled Market Street among the 200 groups that left no societal convention unscathed Sunday in San Francisco's 36th annual Pride Parade and Celebration. Hundreds of thousands of spectators jammed downtown sidewalks and reached over police gates to score multicolored beads and candy that parade participants threw into the cheering crowd. "I'll show you my breasts!" 22-year-old Riley Fitzgerald called out jokingly in an effort to get a beaded necklace to match the pink one wrapped around his wrist. Fitzgerald, an emergency medical service volunteer with a perfect view...
  • Seven-year-old Son of Massachusetts Pro-family Activist Attacked

    06/23/2006 11:26:09 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 81 replies · 2,191+ views
    CWA ^ | 6/22/2006 | Sarah Kuziomko
    A mob of schoolchildren seized and beat the 7-year-old son of pro-family activist David Parker behind his school, Estabrook Elementary, in Lexington, Massachusetts, recently, on the second anniversary of same-sex “marriage” in Massachusetts. The victim, first-grader Jacob Parker, apparently is feeling the heat for his father’s opposition to forced pro-homosexual education. “When you tell children over and over that opposing homosexuality amounts to hatred, you’re setting some kids up for this sort of abuse,” said Robert Knight, Director of Concerned Women for America’s (CWA’s) Culture & Family Institute. “The school posted numerous slanted articles in the school library about Mr....