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  • Growing Up With Two Moms: The Untold Children’s View

    03/19/2014 5:30:46 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    The Public Discourse ^ | 8-6-2012 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    The children of same-sex couples have a tough road ahead of them—I know, because I have been there. The last thing we should do is make them feel guilty if the strain gets to them and they feel strange.
  • Conn. man, daughter charged with incest

    12/05/2012 10:24:54 AM PST · by Fractal Trader · 77 replies
    AP via ^ | 5 December 2012
    <p>BETHEL, Conn. (AP) — A 46-year-old Connecticut man and his 23-year-old daughter have been arrested on incest allegations after police say DNA tests proved they were the parents of a child.</p> <p>An arrest warrant affidavit obtained by The News-Times of Danbury ( says George Sayers and Tiffany Hartford of Bethel were charged Monday with third-degree sexual assault in an investigation that began with a complaint by Hartford’s former girlfriend.</p>
  • European court to decide if a lesbian partner can sever a father’s ties to his son

    10/01/2012 9:23:05 PM PDT · by massmike · 15 replies ^ | 10/02/2012 | WENDY WRIGHT
    Europe’s highest court on human rights will decide if a lesbian can adopt her partner’s child, in this case stripping the father of his parental rights to his son. The case is very simple according to Gregor Puppinck of the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ). “The two female partners want to oust the father and, since the law does not allow them to do so, they claim it is discriminatory,” Gregor reported in Turtle Bay and Beyond, C-FAM’s blog. The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights will hear the case X and others v. Austria...
  • Police: 61-year-old arrested for prostitution

    06/07/2012 11:11:18 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 56 replies
    Fox News - DFW ^ | Jun 05, 2012 | Alice Wolke
    FORT WORTH, Texas - An undercover Fort Worth police officer arrested a Fort Worth homeowner Monday for allegedly engaging in prostitution. Vice officers investigating a neighborhood complaint arrested 61-year-old Wanda Lancaster in her house on Sunnybank Drive in north Fort Worth. According to a police report, Lancaster advertised as an escort on several web sites like and The report says the undercover officer made an appointment and met Lancaster at her home about 3 p.m.
  • So, Why Is Incest Wrong?

    12/15/2010 9:18:21 PM PST · by This Just In · 107 replies · 1+ views
    Albert Mohler blog ^ | Wednesday, December 15, 2010 | Dr. Albert Mohler
    So, Why Is Incest Wrong? Wednesday, December 15, 2010 There are certain questions now pressed upon us that previous generations would never believe could be asked. One of these is thrust upon us by events in New York City, where a well-known Ivy League professor has been arrested for the crime of incest. What makes the question urgent is not so much the arrest, but the controversy surrounding it. David Epstein is a professor of political science at Columbia University, where his wife also teaches. He previously taught on the faculties of Harvard and Stanford. Last week, he was arraigned...
  • Teacher waives hearing on porn charges

    08/11/2010 2:15:50 PM PDT · by Malacoda · 12 replies
    The Daily Local News ^ | 11 August, 2010 | Cindy Scharr
    UPPER PROVIDENCE — First-grade teacher and day camp director David Devine will be released on bail once electronic home monitoring is set up at his mother’s Chester Heights home. Devine, 34, who is suspended from his teaching position with the West Chester Area School District, on Tuesday waived his preliminary hearing on 500 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. District Judge Nicholas Lippincott reduced Devine’s bail to 10 percent of $50,000, with conditions. Although a resident of Media, Devine must stay with his mother in Chester Heights because Devine’s home...
  • Witness Testifies Kids Do Fine With Gay Parents

    01/15/2010 2:17:02 PM PST · by Abathar · 32 replies · 1,515+ views
    ap/ ^ | 01/15/2010 | Lisa Leff
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Children raised by same-sex parents are as well-adjusted and safe from abuse as kids who grow up with a mother and father, a Cambridge University psychologist testified Friday in a federal lawsuit challenging California's same-sex marriage ban. "For a significant number of these children, their adjustment would be promoted were their parents able to get married," developmental psychologist Michael Lamb said while undercutting arguments made by sponsors of Proposition 8, the anti-gay marriage ballot measure passed in 2008. Lamb said there was no evidence that children with gay parents were more likely to become gay themselves or...
  • 'I Slept With My Own Father,' Reveals Daughter of The Mamas And The Papas Singer John Phillips

    09/23/2009 12:59:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 167 replies · 6,803+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | September 23, 2009
    'I Slept With My Own Father,' Reveals Daughter of The Mamas And The Papas Singer John Phillips By Daily Mail Reporter 23rd September 2009 The daughter of The Mamas And The Papas star John Phillips Has Revealed She Had A Long-Term Sexual Relationship With The Musician. [Pic in URL] In an explosive new book, Mackenzie Phillips says she was drugged and raped by her famous father when she was 19 and began a consensual incestuous affair that lasted a decade. Ms Phillips, now 49, reveals their first sexual encounter happened the night before she married Jeff Sessler, a member of...
  • Frustrated N.J. Transgender Teacher to Retire

    07/22/2009 8:28:33 PM PDT · by metmom · 55 replies · 2,118+ views ^ | Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Associated Press
    LITTLE EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. — When word got out that Mr. McBeth, a popular substitute teacher at two southern New Jersey school districts was about to come back to class as Miss McBeth, it caused an uproar. The former William McBeth had undergone sex reassignment surgery and was now Lily McBeth. The schools' 2006 decisions to keep her on as a substitute were hailed around the nation as a model of tolerance and acceptance of transgender Americans. But the storybook ending never happened: She got only a handful of assignments since then and is resigning in frustration.
  • Craigslist dropping 'erotic services' ads (Caves to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan)

    05/13/2009 12:09:05 PM PDT · by Smogger · 37 replies · 1,804+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7:25 a.m. PT, Wed., May 13, 2009 | AP
    CHICAGO - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says that Craigslist is getting rid of its "erotic services" ads and will create a new adult category that Web site employees will review. Madigan's office said Wednesday that such existing ads on Craigslist will expire in seven days. Madigan and the attorneys general for Connecticut and Missouri met with Craigslist officials last week seeking an end to ads they contend are advertisements for illegal sexual activities. ... Craigslist came under renewed pressure to remove the ads after a medical student in Boston was charged with the April killing of a masseuse he...
  • UPDATE: Sex Toy Tragedy in Lexington Park

    03/11/2009 3:53:15 PM PDT · by csvset · 125 replies · 5,432+ views
    BayNet ^ | 3/11/2009
    On March 9, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a Lexington Park, Maryland woman, reportedly aged 27, who was flown to Prince George’s Hospital for an injury which occurred on March 8, as a result of a sexual act involving the use of a reciprocating saw.  The original 911 call was dispatched as a medical emergency.  St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigation Detectives conducted an investigation which determined the injury was a result of a consensual act between two parties and no crime was committed. At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, units from Bay District Fire...
  • Chicago Schools Administrator: Homosexual High School is “Necessary”

    12/11/2008 5:44:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 43 replies · 1,079+ views
    CNS News ^ | December 11, 2008 | Matt Hadro
    Chicago Public SchoolsWashington ( – A proposed homosexual-friendly Chicago public high school is “necessary” for the well-being of students, a Chicago Public Schools administrator told Wednesday. Joyce Brown, who is in charge of the public school district’s high school counselors, said the “Social Justice High School – Pride Campus” is necessary because “the issue (of homosexuality) is out there.” “Whatever is bubbling up,” she said, “needs to be addressed because the issue is there.” The proposed school would offer taxpayer-funded support for homosexual and lesbian students. The school proposal was to be voted on by the Chicago Board of...
  • Pastor arrested on charges of solicitation (High Point, NC)

    06/30/2008 8:34:30 PM PDT · by Coleus · 17 replies · 470+ views
    news record ^ | 05.29.08
    A High Point pastor faces misdemeanor charges after being accused of soliciting sex online. Randleman police said they arrested Otis Durham outside the Wal-Mart here at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Durham, 55, is pastor of the Sandy Ridge United Methodist Church in High Point. He was charged with solicitation of prostitution and solicitation of crimes against nature and is free on a $1,000 bond. Det. R.K. Hardy said today that a Randleman woman contacted police Friday after getting an unwanted sexual solicitation online. Hardy said he posed online as the woman and arranged for a time and place to meet the...
  • Father, daughter have child together

    04/06/2008 10:16:50 AM PDT · by TightyRighty · 178 replies · 1,012+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 6, 2008 | AP
    A SOUTH Australian father and daughter have revealed they are a couple, and have had a child together. John and Jenny Deaves reunited 30 years after Mr Deaves separated from Jenny's mother.
  • Selling sex

    01/28/2008 9:42:54 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 13 replies · 248+ views
    The Economist ^ | Jan 17th 2008 | Staff
    Economists let some light in on the shady market for paid sex IT IS all too easy to become a lost soul in New Orleans. The annual meeting of the American Economic Association this month was part of a huge gathering of social scientists sprawled across the city. Each venue itself was a warren of meeting rooms. Take a wrong turning and a delegate seeking an earnest symposium on minimum wages might innocently end up in the conference session devoted to the market for paid sex. The star attraction there was Steven Levitt, an economics professor at the University of...
  • Why the GOP should welcome gays into the party

    08/20/2007 10:30:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 183 replies · 3,108+ views ^ | STEVE LONEGAN
    SOMETIMES tragic occurrences force us to stop and think – those are the moments that crystallize our perceptions of human relations. I found myself in such a state with the passing of a constituent, friend and fellow conservative who also happened to be gay. Our conversations convinced me that my beliefs in limited government can be shared across the chasms that liberals and conservatives perceive to separate us – ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation. That conclusion is not popular on either side of the left-right spectrum: Liberals don't believe gays should be conservative and conservatives don't believe gays can be...
  • Gay/Lesbian Press Mischaracterizes Glenn Sacks' Criticism of OPUS Cartoon

    06/19/2007 9:44:24 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 24 replies · 1,159+ views ^ | 6/14/07 | Glenn Sacks
    Not surprisingly, the gay press has fired back at me over my comments earlier this week in my blog post "Nationally-Syndicated Cartoonist: It's Better to Have Two Moms than a Mom and a Dad," [] in which I criticized the OPUS Father's Day week cartoon "Davie Dinkle has two moms." In the cartoon, which appeared in many of America's largest newspapers last Sunday, two elementary school boys discuss a classmate who is being raised by two lesbian moms. One boy says, "Makes you wonder how he'll do without a male role model in the house." Right afterwards, the drunken, idiot...
  • Prostitutes and Politics Why is it still illegal to pay for sex?

    05/09/2007 6:51:49 AM PDT · by Lusis · 422 replies · 5,197+ views
    Reason Online ^ | May 7, 2007 | Cathy Young
    The resignation of Randall Tobias, the chief of the Bush administration's foreign aid programs, for "personal reasons" following the revelation that he had engaged the services of two escort-service workers has provided rich grist for amusement on the punditry circuit. There was indeed plenty of material for humor in the situation, from Tobias's strong stand in favor of abstinence teaching in AIDS prevention programs to his "I didn't inhale"-style assertion that he never had sex with the women. But the predictable laughs have obscured a much larger issue than hypocrisy in the ranks of social conservatives. The reason Tobias's call-girl...
  • Lawful incest may be on its way (Santorum was right)

    05/02/2007 10:27:48 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 131 replies · 3,359+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 5/2/2007 | Jeff Jacoby
    WHEN THE BBC invited me onto one of its talk shows recently to talk about the day's hot topic -- legalizing adult incest -- I thought of Rick Santorum. Back in 2003, as the Supreme Court was preparing to rule in Lawrence v. Texas, a case challenging the constitutionality of laws criminalizing homosexual sodomy, then-Senator Santorum caught holy hell for warning out that if the law were struck down, there would be no avoiding the slippery slope. "If the Supreme Court says you have the right to consensual sex within your home," he told a reporter, "then you have the...
  • Incestuous German pair fight case

    02/20/2007 7:57:39 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 66 replies · 3,412+ views
    BBC News ^ | February 20 2007
    A German brother and sister who live as a couple and have four children are going to Germany's highest court to try to legalise their relationship. The pair are currently drawing up an appeal to take before Germany's constitutional court. They argue they are being denied the right to sexual freedom.
  • Prosecutor accused in NYC call girl biz (called his service "Rocket Fuel for Winners".)

    01/14/2007 5:39:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 6,578+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/14/07 | Adam Goldman - ap
    NEW YORK - It's a tabloid writer's dream. There's a boastful pimp, a federal prosecutor turned tough-talking defense lawyer and a drop-dead gorgeous woman once touted as New York City's top prostitute. Their lives converge at a spacious Manhattan loft that housed a high-priced escort service a mere three blocks from City Hall. "Crime. Sex. Unforgettable people doing unforgettable things," said Barry Agulnick, lawyer for Jason Itzler, the pimp. "This case probably has more of the Hollywood element than any other I've had. It's got a show biz aura to it." The case took an intriguing turn this week when...
  • Report: White Co. gay support club suit settled

    12/26/2006 8:30:25 PM PST · by huac · 22 replies · 1,029+ views ^ | December 26, 2006 | Ken Stanford
    "...The White County school board and the ACLU reportedly have reach a tentative agreement to settle a suit growing out of attempts to for a gay support club at White County High School...The paper, quoting sources close to the matter, says the school board, through its insurance company, has agreed to pay the ACLU $168,000 to cover court costs and another $10,000 to the student plaintiffs...White County must also set up an anti-bullying program at both the high school and the ninth grade academy, according to the report..."
  • Top 10 Democrat Sex Scandals in Congress

    10/04/2006 9:09:02 AM PDT · by GoBucks2002 · 92 replies · 10,432+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/04/2006 | staff
    Information compiled from the Washington Post, “Congressional Sex Scandals in History,” and other sources. 10. Sen. Daniel Inouye. The 82-year-old Hawaii Democrat was accused in the 1990s by numerous women of sexual harassment. Democrats cast doubt on the allegations and the Senate Ethics Committee dropped its investigation. 9. Former Rep. Gus Savage. The Illinois Democrat was accused of fondling a Peace Corps volunteer in 1989 while on a trip to Africa. The House Ethics Committee decided against disciplinary action in 1990. 8. Rep. Barney Frank. The outspoken Massachusetts Democrat hired a male prostitute who ran a prostitution service from Frank’s...
  • Students denied transfers from transsexual teacher's courses

    09/06/2006 6:50:53 PM PDT · by rochester · 93 replies · 3,965+ views
    Newsday ^ | September 6, 2006 | AP
    BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) _ Five parents who asked to transfer their children out of Batavia High School classes with a transsexual teacher have been denied, according to city schools Superintendent Richard Stutzman. The written requests did not meet the guidelines set out by the district, Stutzman said Tuesday without providing specifics. "That's all between the school, the teacher, the parents," he said.......... .
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 08-08-2006

    08/08/2006 5:57:56 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 316+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 08-08-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. This one is a really weird story, folks. Up in Minnesota, a massage therapist (over time) fell in love with one of her clients, and they ended up getting married. The state is charging her with a crime for violating (pun intended) a state law forbidding massage therapists from having sex with former clients for two years. And having lived in Minnesota for 10 years before my lonely exile to the desert, I can tell you that the land of 10,000 lakes is as liberal as they get--recall Minnesota was the only state to...
  • Toyota's N. America boss quits over sexual harassment suit

    05/08/2006 10:42:21 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 33 replies · 1,300+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | Tuesday May 9
    TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's Toyota Motor Corp said the head of its fast-growing North American operations has agreed to step down following a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by his assistant. Hideaki Otaka, president and chief executive of Toyota Motor North America, denies the allegations but agreed to bring forward his departure date to Monday from the end of June, the world's number two automaker announced. "At Toyota, we have zero tolerance for sexual harassment or discrimination of any kind," Toyota Motor Corp president Katsuaki Watanabe said in a statement issued late Monday. Yuki Funo, 59, currently head of Toyota Motor...
  • Prosecutor: Close Loophole

    02/15/2006 12:39:55 PM PST · by NavVet · 14 replies · 610+ views
    Freelance Star ^ | 2/15/06 | Bill Freehling
    Spotsylvania County's top prosecutor says Virginia's prostitution law could be expanded to avoid having detectives pay for oral sex as part of an investigation. Commonwealth's Attorney William Neely said yesterday that Virginia's prostitution law doesn't forbid paying for certain sexual acts--including fondling. The law requires the act to be either intercourse or oral sex. Neely said that aspect of the law put the county Sheriff's Office into a "dicey" position during a recent investigation into the Moon Spa--a now-closed massage business on State Route 3 in Spotsylvania that is suspected of prostitution. Authorities say a detective, who is single and...
  • Top Santorum Aide Outed As Gay

    07/16/2005 12:12:46 PM PDT · by gopgen · 717 replies · 13,228+ views
    San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | 7/15/2005 | Steve Goldstein
    Gay-rights opponent Santorum stands by outed aide BY STEVE GOLDSTEIN Knight Ridder Newspapers WASHINGTON - (KRT) - The senior spokesman for Sen. Rick Santorum, R- Pa., Friday confirmed to a web log that he is gay. According to PageOneQ, an online gay and lesbian publication, director of communications Robert L. Traynham, said that he was an "out gay man who completely supports the senator." Santorum, the third-ranking Republican in the Senate leadership has been an outspoken opponent of homosexual rights and a leading proponent of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Santorum, who was traveling in Pittsburgh, released the following...
  • F***ing with Freepers: Sex catapults me to the big time

    01/14/2005 7:57:27 AM PST · by madprof98 · 556 replies · 11,907+ views
    Creative Loafing (Atlanta) ^ | 1/13/05 | CLIFF BOSTOCK
    Woo hoo! I've made the big time. Last month, the website Free Republic featured a thread about my Nov. 18 column, "Queers Who Don't Act Right." You probably don't know much about Free Republic unless you are a right-wing lunatic. Free Republic is so far right that wing-nut gay muckraker Matt Drudge and Lucianne Goldberg, one of the architects of the Clinton-Monica Lewinsky brouhaha, both left the site in 1999 because it was too extreme, even for them. In the years since, the site has become the contemporary version of a marathon meeting of the old John Birch Society and...
  • San Antonio Strippers to Wear Permits

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The City Council on Friday approved an ordinance requiring strippers to wear their permits while they are on stage. City Councilman Chip Haass pushed the measure, adopted unanimously by the 11-member council, as a way to make it easier for police to identify dancers. But Jim Deegear, a lawyer for several strip clubs in the city, said it would put strippers in danger by making it easier for an obsessed customer to find out a dancer's real name and where she lives. He said the measure is part of an effort to drive strip clubs out...
  • Man Arrested for Posing as Gynecologist

    11/24/2004 10:33:16 AM PST · by presidio9 · 75 replies · 1,813+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Wednesday, November 24, 2004
    A Texas man has been sentenced to four years in prison for posing as a gynecologist (search) — with an office in a self-storage complex. Authorities in Dallas launched an undercover investigation after seeing an ad in a weekly newspaper offering free medical care. A prosecutor set up the undercover sting with an investigator posing as a patient and using a hidden camera. They say Thomas Remo wore a scrub shirt and had some medical equipment in the small kitchen of the storage facility office where he worked.
  • Women’s Wrongs - Repealing prostitution laws won’t help anyone.

    10/21/2004 12:09:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies · 930+ views
    National Review ^ | October 21, 2004 | Donna Hughes
    At the polling booth this year, Berkeley residents will have a unique voting choice: Yes or no to the decriminalization of prostitution. Decriminalization means the repeal of measures that outlaw prostitution, soliciting, pimping, pandering, and brothels. Although the vote will take place only in the city of Berkeley, the decriminalization campaign's ultimate goal is the repeal of California state laws on prostitution and related offenses.** Decriminalization is a more extreme measure than legalization. Legalization would mean the regulation of prostitution with laws regarding where, when, and how prostitution could take place. Decriminalization eliminates all laws and prohibits the state and...
  • Hookers are using the Internet to keep tabs on undercover cops

    08/23/2004 12:26:45 PM PDT · by esryle · 13 replies · 1,517+ views
    CLAYTON, Mo. -- Hookers are using the Internet to keep tabs on undercover cops. Police departments have used computers for years, but now the oldest profession is going high-tech. St. Louis County vice-squad commander Rick Battelle said he was shocked to find his cell-phone number listed on a hookers-only Web site. Undercover police use mobile phones to set up sting operations. But some of those phone numbers were listed in the database. The hookers' computer files also included the names used by undercover officers and details about their unmarked cars. St. Louis area officers discovered the hookers' Internet database on...
  • plans to sue for Kerry divorce records

    06/25/2004 2:31:12 PM PDT · by Mini-14 · 100 replies · 1,741+ views
    Illinois Leader ^ | June 25, 2004 | The Leader-Chicago Bureau
    CHICAGO - This afternoon, Leader Media President Dan Proft announced that plans to file suit to obtain Massachusetts' Senator John Kerry's, the presumptive Democrat nominee for President, sealed divorce records from his first marriage to Julia Thorne which was later annulled. "The Chicago Tribune and a Los Angeles Family Court judge have established a new standard for the release of marital and custodial documents," said Proft referring to the recent Jack Ryan decision. "Okay, then everyone in the public arena needs to be held to that standard. John Kerry is the start but there will be others we will...
  • Man has two kids with own daughter!

    06/16/2004 6:54:29 AM PDT · by dead · 64 replies · 512+ views ^ | 06/15/2004 20:32:33
    STRANGE how some people behave! She is in love with a man more than twice her age – which could be usual. She had a ten-year affair with the same man from the age of 15 – that is unusual. But most unusual of all – she has declared her undying love for the same man, but he is her own paternal father! But, that’s not all. The couple sired two siblings from the incestuous affair. This did not take place in one of those Saturday evening African movies but in Harare, the magistrates’ court heard Tuesday. Statement Gamara (52)...
  • SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: Don't Discount the "Slippery Slope"

    05/25/2004 1:48:02 PM PDT · by L.N. Smithee · 33 replies · 369+ views
    These comments drew howls from gay-rights advocates, most of whom, we suspect, were objecting to the implication that homosexuality was comparable to practices like incest and bestiality, which most everyone still agrees are deviant. But Lithwick thinks the slippery-slope argument itself is fundamentally flawed: "The problem with the slippery slope argument is that it depends on inexact, and sometimes hysterical, comparisons," she writes. Also: "Slippery slopes are only metaphors. They are not intrinsic principles of law." Yet the way American constitutional law works, slippery slopes are almost inevitable--a point that is more easily understood if we think of same-sex marriage...

    05/13/2004 12:10:06 AM PDT · by kattracks · 445 replies · 5,677+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/13/04 | VINCENT MORRIS and DEBORAH ORIN
    <p>May 13, 2004 -- WASHINGTON - Shocking shots of sexcapades involving Pfc. Lynndie England were among the hundreds of X-rated photos and videos from the Abu Ghraib prison scandal shown to lawmakers in a top-secret Capitol conference room yesterday.</p> <p>"She was having sex with numerous partners. It appeared to be consensual," said a lawmaker who saw the photos.</p>
  • Cannibal Case Shows Shocking Judicial Drift (Armin Meiwes, serving his fellow man since 2001)

    02/06/2004 1:51:49 PM PST · by quidnunc · 9 replies · 311+ views
    The London [ON] Free Press ^ | February 6, 2004 | Herman Goodden
    The repulsive details that emerged from last week's trial and sentencing of German computer expert Armin Meiwes, otherwise known as the cannibal of Rotenburg (surely the most incidentally expressive assignation of event with locale since David Koresh's last fiery stand at Waco, Tex.), open a window onto a diseased subculture that almost defies belief. We've known for a while that the insidious illusion of privacy that the Internet provides can embolden many people to partake in depraved activities they would never otherwise contemplate. But never could I have imagined that such a thing as a "cannibal chatroom" would exist —...
  • Suit Challenges Constitutionality of Utah Ban on Polygamy

    01/12/2004 2:11:03 PM PST · by mrobison · 318 replies · 2,504+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | January 12, 2004 | Alexandria Sage
    SALT LAKE CITY — A leading civil rights attorney prepared Monday to file a federal lawsuit challenging Utah’s ban on polygamy, citing the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down a Texas sodomy law. The suit says Salt Lake County clerks refused a marriage license to plaintiffs G. Lee Cook, an adult male, and J. Bronson, an adult female, because Cook was already married to D. Cook. That woman had given her consent to the additional marriage. In denying the marriage license, the county violated the plaintiffs’ First Amendment right to practice their religion, attorney Brian Barnard says in...
  • Letter to the Editor: Redefining Marriage

    12/13/2003 3:13:52 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 192+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 12-13-03 | Nicholas, Walt
    <p>The issue of gay marriage can trace its roots to the same argument used to strike down the ban against interracial marriages, which was also based on the idea of a union between consenting adults.</p> <p>If interracial marriages are allowed between consenting adults, then why are gays discriminated against simply because of the so-called open minded consent between adults to join together in matrimonial union? But let's think this through one more step.</p>
  • Dad sues to teach daughter about polygamy

    12/08/2003 12:15:53 PM PST · by .cnI redruM · 46 replies · 251+ views
    CNN ^ | Monday, December 8, 2003 | Associated Press
    <p>Stanley Shepp wants the right to teach his daughter about polygamy and his religious beliefs.</p> <p>HALLAM, Pennsylvania (AP) -- Tracey L. Roberts isn't trying to stop her ex-husband from voicing his support of polygamy, a belief that broke up their marriage.</p>
  • Alcohol Industry Sued for Marketing to Children

    11/24/2003 2:31:40 PM PST · by GeneD · 7 replies · 328+ views ^ | 11/24/2003 | Ira Teinowitz
    WASHINGTON ( -- In a legal strategy similar to how state attorneys general successfully pursued tobacco companies, a class action lawsuit has been filed to recover "billions of dollars in ill-gotten profits" from alcohol makers that falsely denied their ads targeted underage drinkers. The suit accuses brewers Coors Brewing Co. and Heineken; distilled spirits makers Mark Anthony Brands (maker of Mike's Hard Lemonade), Bacardi USA, Bacardi Group, Brown-Forman, Diageo and Kobrand (maker of Alize cognac); and the Beer Institute of a "long-running, sophisticated and deceptive scheme ... to market alcoholic beverages to children and other underage consumers." Absent from suit...
  • In Defense Of Prostitution

    08/21/2003 7:06:56 AM PDT · by dogbrain · 69 replies · 423+ views
    Legal Affairs ^ | Sept/Oct '03 | By Heidi Fleiss as told to Nadya Labi
    TEN YEARS AGO, I WAS ARRESTED AT MY HOME IN BEVERLY HILLS for pandering, which the dictionary defines as acting as "a go-between in sexual intrigue." In other words, I was a madam. After a jury convicted me of three counts of pandering, the verdicts were thrown out, but the government didn't give up. It made me the Al Capone of prostitution. I spent three years in a federal penitentiary in Dublin, Calif., for conspiracy, tax evasion, and money laundering. But it was the sex that got me in trouble. When I was a Hollywood madam, I had between 20...
  • Columnist Farah Warns of "Pushy Homosexuality"

    07/30/2003 2:32:57 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 8 replies · 198+ views ^ | 07-30-03 | Farah, Joseph
    Pushy homosexuality Posted: July 30, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 A new USA Today /CNN /Gallup Survey suggests there is a backlash of public opinion against homosexuality after the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Texas' sodomy law. It's not surprising. The decision was widely seen as a judicial push for the agenda of homosexual political activists eager to see their lifestyle not only accepted nationwide but promoted by government and major cultural institutions. Defenders of the Texas law had contended the ultimate goal of the case was not to end sodomy laws, but to advance the "ambitious agenda"...
  • WE'VE ALL BEEN HOSED BY THE N.O.W. GANG: Why I Feel Sorry for Kobe

    07/18/2003 6:47:40 PM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 367 replies · 472+ views
    It's the whole "NO MEANS NO" brainwashing Gen X Y and Z have been receiving since we were in kindergarten. "NO MEANS NO" no matter what position you are in, or how you got yourself there. Here's what I think happened: this girl went up to Kobe's bedroom in the hotel, like she said. She started having intimate contact with Kobe, they ended up in bed, and while they were in the middle of the act, the girl starts freaking out that she's only 19, Kobe isn't wearing protection, and she doesn't want to get pregnant. So she starts telling...
  • German 'cannibal' charged with murder

    07/17/2003 3:50:46 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 25 replies · 515+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | Thursday, 17 July, 2003
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use.A German man who confessed to killing and eating a man he met through a website for cannibals has been charged with murder, prosecutors have said. The 41-year-old suspect, identified as Armin M, is alleged to have killed the 43-year-old victim in March 2001 in the town of Rotenburg in central Germany, after meeting him through the site. He then carved up and froze portions of the man's flesh, later eating some of it, prosecutors allege. The crime was apparently carried out with the victim's full consent, however state prosecutor Hans-Manfred Jung...
  • Springfield vs. Shelbyville (Gay marriage, incest, and The Simpsons.)

    07/01/2003 4:27:58 PM PDT · by Servant of the Nine · 4 replies · 1,141+ views
    National Revue Online ^ | 1 July, 2003 | Jonah Goldberg
    You may not know how the town of Springfield, home to the Simpsons, was founded. In the late 1790s Jebediah Springfield and his partner Shelbyville Manhattan led a group of pioneers across the country to start a new community. They finally stopped at a beautiful spot atop a hill looking down on a lush valley: Jebediah: People, our search is over! On this site we shall build a new town where we can worship freely, govern justly, and grow vast fields of hemp for making rope and blankets. Shelbyville: Yes, and marry our cousins.Jebediah: I was — what are...
  • Offer to Kill Woman During Sex Ends in Arrest

    06/30/2003 9:19:53 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 42 replies · 774+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon, Jun 30, 2003
    A Texas man got 10 years' probation for offering to strangle a suicidal Wisconsin woman whom he met over the Internet, lawyers said on Friday. Frank Manuel, 55, pleaded guilty to attempted murder, and was ordered by State District Judge Carol Davies on Thursday to submit to a psychiatric evaluation and stay away from the Internet. Houston police arrested Manuel in January, after a woman he met in a suicide chat group reported his offer to strangle her during sex, then bury her in a grave in a state forest with a rose on her chest. The woman, with investigators...

    06/29/2003 11:26:04 AM PDT · by Polycarp · 563 replies · 1,112+ views
    The Heustis Update ^ | June 27, AD 2003 | Reed R. Heustis, Jr.
    BLAME THE GOP FOR PRO-SODOMY COURT DECISION By: Reed R. Heustis, Jr. June 27, AD 2003 With one stroke of the pen, [homosexuality] has triumphed at the Supreme Court. And guess what? Republican-appointed Justices are to blame. With a convincing 6-3 decision in Lawrence v. Texas, the United States Supreme Court on June 26 overturned a 1986 case, Bowers v. Hardwick, which had upheld the legitimacy of an anti-sodomy law. Sodomites and perverts all across America are hailing the Lawrence decision as the biggest gay rights victory in our nation's history. Mitchell Katine, the openly gay attorney representing John Lawrence...
  • A Gay Pride Day to remember

    06/29/2003 1:54:39 AM PDT · by kattracks · 23 replies · 334+ views
    When gays rose up against police during the Stonewall Riots in 1969, they were living in a country that considered them criminals. But when their descendants in the struggle for equal rights march down Fifth Ave. in today's Gay Pride Parade, they will do so in a nation whose Supreme Court has forcefully ruled that they are "entitled to respect for their private lives." In the matter of Lawrence vs. Texas, the justices ruled 6 to 3 Thursday that the sodomy law in Texas, which criminalized consensual sexual activity between homosexuals, was unconstitutional. But the court didn't leave it at...