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  • Is she or isn't she? Let's ask her (Kagan and lesbianism)

    05/10/2010 9:36:28 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 66 replies · 1,584+ views
    American Family Association ^ | May 10, 2010 | Bryan Fischer
    Speculation continues to swirl about the sexual preference of likely Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. She is apparently out to her friends and others in her academic and social circles, but not out to the public at large. The White House has flatly stated that she is not gay, which could prove a tad embarrassing if the open secret of her lesbianism is confirmed at some point. If she's a lesbian, it is going to become public knowledge, and the White House will simply have some more egg on its already yoke-splattered face. Elena Kagan, if nominated today, will be...
  • TV Presenter Kristian Digby Died After 'Solo Sex Game Went Wrong'

    03/02/2010 10:13:48 AM PST · by Steelfish · 93 replies · 3,973+ views
    London Times ^ | March 02, 2010 | Russell Jenkins
    March 2, 2010 TV Presenter Kristian Digby Died After 'Solo Sex Game Went Wrong' Russell Jenkins Kristian Digby, the popular daytime BBC television host, who was found dead at his home yesterday, is believed to have died after a solo sex game game went wrong. The 32-year-old presenter of BBC1’s To Buy Or Not To Buy was pronounced dead at the scene after the ambulance service was called to his house in Newham, East London, at 7.45am on Monday. Police are officially treating the circumstances surrounding the death as “unexplained”, but a post-mortem examination being conducted today is expected to...
  • Study links tattoos and deviant behavior

    01/14/2010 10:53:45 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 311 replies · 9,930+ views
    WOAI ^ | 01/14/2010 | Ellen Goldberg
    DALLAS, Texas -- A study by researchers at Texas Tech University found a link between the number of more tattoos a person has and the amount of "deviance" they were involved in. But that isn't the whole story. A survey of close to 2,000 college students by a group of researchers known as the "Body Art Team" found that people who have four or more tats are more likely to report the regular use of marijuana, the occasional use of other illegal drugs and a history of being arrested. To a lesser degree, they were also more likely to binge...
  • Voting for Discrimination (NYT BARF Alert)

    12/04/2009 7:13:16 AM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies · 377+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 2, 2009 | Editorial Board
    The New York State Senate held an emotional debate on Wednesday in which there was talk of belief and conscience and eloquent reminders of earlier civil rights struggles. It then took a stand against equality and fairness. By a 38-to-24 vote, lawmakers chose to continue the state’s discrimination against couples who want to get married and simply happen to be the same sex. Like Gov. David Paterson and advocates who pressed for the vote, we had hoped a sufficient number of senators would do the right thing when required to take a stand. In the end, though, not a single...
  • New York State Senate Votes Down Gay Marriage Bill

    12/02/2009 1:01:49 PM PST · by lbryce · 76 replies · 3,845+ views
    New York Times ^ | DEcember 2, 2009 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    The State Senate defeated a bill on Wednesday that would legalize same-sex marriage, after an emotional debate that touched on civil rights, family and history. The vote means that the bill, pushed by Gov. David A. Paterson, is effectively dead for the year and destroys the optimism of gay rights advocates. The bill was defeated by a decisive margin of 38 to 24. The Democrats, who have a bare, one-seat majority, did not have enough votes to pass the bill without some Republican support, but not a single Republican senator voted for the measure. In a debate that in many...
  • Politically Correct Counter-Terrorism: The U.N. protects terrorists by pandering to the unusual

    10/22/2009 7:08:34 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 248+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 23, 2009 | Editorial
    Do counter-terrorism measures targeting bombers who dress as women offend the rights of transexuals? This is one of the pressing questions addressed in a new United Nations report on "Protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism."
  • Obama Nominates Homosexual Equivalency Advocate to EEOC

    10/06/2009 2:32:44 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 7 replies · 456+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 10/01/2009
    The WH Press Secretary: Chai R. Feldblum, Nominee for Commissioner, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. “Chai Feldblum is a Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center where she has taught since 1991. She also founded the Law Center’s Federal Legislation and Administrative Clinic, a program designed to train students to become legislative lawyers. Feldblum previously served as Legislative Counsel to the AIDS Project of the American Civil Liberties Union. In this role, she developed legislation, analyzed policy on various AIDS-related issues, and played a leading role in the drafting of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and, later...
  • Montclair (NJ) shuts down fetish shop as supporters cry intolerance

    08/23/2009 8:33:32 PM PDT · by Coleus · 34 replies · 1,843+ views
    star ledger ^ | 08.11.09 | Nic Corbett
    Montclair might be one of New Jersey's more progressive communities, but even in a town known for its tolerance, a working fetish "dungeon" -- complete with a spanking bench, "interrogation cell" and stocks -- doesn't belong on the busy downtown strip. So says the township attorney in a decision that has bitterly disappointed Ed and Karen Dougherty, aka "Master Ed" and "slave Duchess," the owners of Dressing for Pleasure, a Bloomfield Avenue shop that sells fetish clothing and tools of the bondage-and-discipline trade, from flogs and paddles to masks and spiked collars. For years, the couple hosted discreet "play parties"...
  • Defining Deviancy Up

    06/25/2009 8:09:43 AM PDT · by Jbny · 5 replies · 523+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | June 25th, 2009 | John Podhoretz
    This is not the Athenian age for U.S. governors. Just in the past five years we’ve seen Jim McGreevey of New Jersey resign because he put his Israeli boyfriend on the state payroll as a homeland security adviser; Eliot Spitzer of New York resign because he had hired a prostitute, had her travel across state lines to entertain him, and attempted to contravene banking regulations; and Rod Blagojevich of Illinois bounced from office on charges that he had sought to sell a Senate seat. What all these cases have in common is that there were real acts of criminality and...
  • Outrage Movie: Charlie Crist, Ed Koch, Mark Foley Gay

    05/09/2009 10:12:40 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 36 replies · 2,880+ views
    Right Pundits ^ | May 8, 2009 | Ignatius Reilly
    “Outrage” is the talk of the Tribeca film festival. The documentary by filmmaker Kirby Dick claims that several politicians who vote “anti-gay” on political issues are actually gay themselves, and have had verifiable trysts with men. The documentary contains interviews with men who claim to have had sex with these “anti-gay” politicians. Of course, many liberal media outlets are trying to keep the identities of the politicians “outed” by Outrage a secret. Some claim that sexuality (even for politicians) is a personal issue that should not be made public without consent under any circumstances. That is sheer nonsense. In the...
  • Dutch signs point to gay sex seekers ( Muslims not happy )

    04/30/2009 12:12:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies · 1,003+ views
    AFP ^ | Apr 29, 2009
    A park near Amsterdam has unveiled information signs pointing out spots where officials say gay men are known to have sex, so visitors are not taken by surprise. The signs "clearly indicate what is happening in each zone; also those where gay men are known to practice 'cruising'," municipal spokeswoman Manon Koffijberg said. Cruising is a slang word used to describe the act of trawling for casual sex. There had been recent complaints of gay bashing in the Slotervaart area, populated by a large group of immigrants of Muslim origin, with reports of robberies and violence against gay men in...
  • Gay marriage bill passed by Senate

    04/29/2009 11:48:51 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 35 replies · 1,083+ views
    Union Leader ^ | April 29, 2009 | Tom Fahey
    A bill legalizing same-sex marriage in New Hampshire passed the Senate today on a 13-11 vote. The bill, amended on the Senate floor, draws a distinction between civil and religious marriage, and says that any two individuals have a right to join together in a civil marriage. Last week Senate Judiciary Committee chair Sen. Deborah Reynolds, D-Reynolds, opposed the bill and voted with a committee majority that it should be killed. She said voters in her district told her they favor the legislation, and urged the Senate to vote for an amendment that was drawn up Tuesday night. She said...
  • Prop 8 Protestors Vandalize Church

    01/04/2009 11:03:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies · 1,757+ views
    KGO ^ | Sunday, January 04, 2009
    Vandals spray-painted swastikas on a Catholic church in San Francisco's Castro District Saturday night. It appears the vandals are upset about the Catholic church's support of Proposition 8, which made same-sex marriage illegal in California. But, the Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church on Diamond Street is gay-friendly. Many parishioners voted against Prop 8 and they are upset their church was targeted. "We're very disturbed by the hierarchy's support of the Yes on Eight Campaign. We've been in conversation with the bishop, which is the way I think we need to handle it. I think Catholic teaching shows us we're all...
  • Gay Marriage And Collective Lie (Harold Fickett Answers Andrew Sullivan Alert)

    11/26/2008 4:27:06 PM PST · by goldstategop · 25 replies · 1,266+ views ^ | 11/25/2008 | Harold Fickett
    The writer Andrew Sullivan sits across the table from you on Chris Matthews' Hardball praising gay-marriage as a symbol of the homosexual community's desire to join the mainstream. He is a Catholic, conservative in many things, and a highly articulate spokesman for his point-of-view. What do you say? The requisite conservative on pundit panels usually falls back on citing heterosexual marriage's 5,000 year history as society's basic building block. Marriage has always been between a man and a woman. 65% of the American people are against homosexual unions. Etc. That's not going to get it. It's a way of brushing...
  • Judge Clears Way For Same-Sex Marriages

    11/12/2008 7:05:27 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 55 replies · 3,777+ views
    Judge Clears Way For Same-Sex Marriages BY DANIELA ALTIMARI | The Hartford Courant 9:54 AM EST, November 12, 2008 NEW HAVEN - A 4-year legal battle for same-sex marriage came to an end this morning in a New Haven courtroom when Superior Copurt Judge Jonathan E. Silbert signed an order. The state Supreme Court last month, in a 4-3 decision, ruled that preventing gay and lesbian couples from marrying violates the state constitution. Today's brief hearing was a formality that was needed before gay couples could start receiving marriage licenses. Immediately after the court proceeding, one of the plaintiff couples,...
  • Barney Frank explains government’s role in bailout (admits guilt, too much government intervention)

    11/11/2008 5:35:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies · 415+ views
    Wicked Local ^ | 11/11/08 | Julie Onufrak
    Barney Frank explains government’s role in bailoutBy Julie Onufrak/GateHouse News Service Tue Nov 11, 2008, 02:54 PM EST Randolph - U.S. Rep. Barney Frank said on Monday that he believes sensible regulations and another economic stimulus package will play key roles in solving the nation’s economic crisis. Speaking at a South Shore Chamber of Commerce breakfast at Lombardo’s in Randolph, Frank said he believed that the root of the current crisis was a trend of pushing people toward home ownership who couldn’t afford it. He lamented what he called excessively negative reactions to the construction of affordable rental housing. Frank...
  • Video Shows Prop 8 Protesters Terrorizing Cross-Carrying Elderly Woman and Reporter

    11/10/2008 5:07:48 PM PST · by MountainLoop · 76 replies · 745+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | November 10, 2008 | Kathleen Gilbert
    Video footage from KPSP CBS 2 Palm Spring News shows Proposition 8 protesters surrounding an elderly woman and the reporter trying to interview her, shouting and blocking the camera's view of the woman, ultimately forcing the two to flee from the encircling crowd. Phyllis Burgess, a supporter of true marriage, had been assaulted earlier as she displayed a large cross in front of the protesters. Video footage shows the anti-marriage crowd pushing Burgess, slapping the cross out of her hand and stomping on it as they surround her. When reporter Kimberly Chang attempted to interview Burgess shortly thereafter, she grew...
  • Calif. court: Homosexual rights trump religious freedom

    08/19/2008 6:38:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies · 430+ views
    One News Now ^ | August 19, 2008 | Jeff Johnson
    The same California Supreme Court that created a "right" to homosexual "marriage" earlier this year has now ruled that the state may force healthcare professionals to provide services that support an immoral and physically dangerous lifestyle. California's highest court was unanimous in its decision on Monday that Christian doctors may not refuse to perform artificial insemination for homosexual patients. (See "California court says no religious exemption for doctors") Attorney Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI), reacts to the ruling. "This is a clear violation of the fundamental rights of individuals to live and practice their faith," he...
  • California Supreme Court overturns gay marriage ban (4-3)

    05/15/2008 10:18:34 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 171 replies · 2,277+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/15/08 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO - The California Supreme Court has overturned a gay marriage ban in a ruling that would make the nation's largest state the second one to allow gay and lesbian weddings. The justices' 4-3 decision Thursday says domestic partnerships are not a good enough substitute for marriage. Chief Justice Ron George wrote the opinion. The city of San Francisco, two dozen gay and lesbian couples and gay rights groups sued in March 2004 after the court halted San Francisco's monthlong same-sex wedding march. The case before the court involved a series of lawsuits seeking to overturn a voter-approved law...
  • Spanking Raises Chances of Risky, Deviant Sexual Behavior

    02/29/2008 12:48:16 AM PST · by guitarist · 64 replies · 2,865+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | Feb. 28, 2008 | Amanda Gardner
    Spanking Raises Chances of Risky, Deviant Sexual Behavior Review found physical punishment of kids linked to unprotected, masochistic sex as adults By Amanda Gardner Posted 2/28/08 THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have uncovered another damaging consequence of spanking: risky sexual behaviors, or even sexual deviancy, when the child grows up. "This adds one more harmful side effect to spanking," said Murray Straus, a spanking expert who was expected to present the findings of four studies at the American Psychological Association's Summit on Violence and Abuse in Relationships in Bethesda, Md., on Thursday. Related News * Video: Health News...