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  • Holder gives nod to state AGs to drop defense of gay marriage bans amid court challenges

    02/25/2014 8:08:13 AM PST · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/25/14 | foxnews
    Attorney General Eric Holder has given the nod to his state counterparts that they do not have to defend laws they consider discriminatory -- effectively giving the green light for states to stop defending bans on gay marriage. Holder addressed the issue during a gathering of state attorneys general on Tuesday, after detailing his position in a New York Times interview. Speaking to the National Association of Attorneys General, Holder said that any decision not to defend individual laws must be "exceedingly rare" and reserved for "exceptional circumstances." He indicated that legal challenges to gay marriage bans would qualify as...
  • Research: People Who Believe Hell Are Less Happy

    02/24/2014 7:45:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Live Science ^ | 02/24/2014 | By Wynne Parry, Live Science Contributor
    Fire, brimstone, eternal suffering — hell is not a pleasant concept. But research has pointed to the societal benefits of a belief in supernatural punishment, including higher economic growth in developing countries and less crime. But there are also drawbacks, even in this life. A new study links believing in hell, and perhaps even thinking about it, with lower levels of happiness and satisfaction in life. "It seems there is this trade-off," said Azim Shariff, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Oregon. In research published in January in PLOS ONE, Shariff and a colleague looked at international...
  • Congress looks at Justice's marijuana decision

    09/10/2013 3:40:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    AP ^ | 9/10/2013
    The Obama administration is facing criticism over its attempt to straddle the federal law that makes marijuana illegal and state laws that permit recreational use of the drug. In the first congressional hearing since the administration announced a new, permissive enforcement policy, law enforcement and drug-prevention groups and their congressional allies see an opportunity to push back. The administration's Aug. 29 announcement allows the two states where recreational marijuana use has been legalized — Colorado and Washington — to go their own way without federal interference as long as they implement strong enforcement systems. "We are at a precipice," said...
  • More employers accepting of tattoos, piercings in the workplace

    07/08/2013 6:54:06 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 105 replies
    Lima News ^ | July 6, 2013 | KATE MALONGOWSKI
    LIMA — When Travis Stevick goes to work, he wears his heart on his sleeve, literally. For the 34-year-old pediatric nurse, his body is a canvas, and the tattoos are all metaphors of his life. Along his left arm, there’s a tiger and cherry blossoms on his forearm, and a coy fish on his upper arm. This is mostly what is exposed when he wears his scrubs to work. Stevick has 20 tattoos in all so far, from his arms, legs, back and chest. He plans on getting more, too. And Stevick said at Health Partners of Western Ohio, where...
  • Pedophile Cult leader convicted for "Satanic" rape campaign

    03/10/2011 1:15:16 PM PST · by GeronL · 26 replies
    A man has been found guilty of leading a "satanic" sex cult from his home in a small Welsh town. Colin Batley, 48, of Kidwelly, west Wales, presided over a group that preyed on young children and held occult rites. He was found guilty at Swansea crown court of rape and carrying out perverted sexual acts on children and adults. Batley was the self-styled high priest of the group, which operated from a series of homes in a cul-de-sac in the seaside town. He and five other alleged members insisted throughout the five-week trial that no cult had ever existed....
  • 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...
  • Cancer-stricken Sen. Kennedy asks state leaders for speedy process to replace him in Congress

    08/20/2009 2:24:37 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 310 replies · 11,212+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 08/20/2009 | GLEN JOHNSON
    Cancer-stricken Sen. Kennedy asks state leaders for speedy process to replace him in Congress BOSTON (AP) — A cancer-stricken Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has written a poignant letter to Massachusetts leaders asking that they change state law to allow a speedy replacement of him in Congress. The note to Gov. Deval Patrick and the state's Senate president and House speaker acknowledges the state changed its succession law in 2004 to require a special election to fill any vacancy. At the time, legislative Democrats were concerned Republican Gov. Mitt Romney would be able to fill any vacancy created as Sen. John...
  • Brit Jew marries dolphin (British woman marries Israeli dolphin)

    12/30/2005 6:19:30 AM PST · by NYer · 232 replies · 14,283+ views
    YnetNews ^ | December 29, 2005 | Joe Kot
    Till death do us part? An unusual wedding ceremony was held in the southern resort town of Eilat on Wednesday, as Sharon Tendler, a 41-years-old Jewish millionaire from London married her beloved Cindy, a 35-year-old dolphin, Israel's leading newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported Thursday.  The groom, a resident of the Eilat dolphin reef, met Tendler 15 years ago, when she first visited the resort. The British rock concert producer took a liking to the dolphin and has made a habit of traveling to Eilat two or three times a year and spending time with her underwater sweetheart.  "The peace and...
  • Denominations make doctrinal compromises..(More Apostasy hits the church!)

    02/24/2009 10:16:27 AM PST · by TaraP · 29 replies · 1,002+ views
    Two mainline denominations have announced decisions indicating a further move away from Bible-based Christianity. In Michigan, the new bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan is an ordained Zen Buddhist. Northern Michigan's Episcopal congregations and delegates overwhelmingly elected the Rev. Kevin Thew Forrester at their convention on Saturday. The diocesan website says Thew Forrester "has practiced Zen meditation for almost a decade," and the Buddhist community welcomed his commitment by granting him "lay ordination." The website also says Northern Michigan's new bishop "resonates deeply" with "his own interfaith dialogue with Buddhism and meditative practice." Meanwhile, Presbyterian Church (USA) representatives...
  • Star Trek Actor Who Paid for Three Abortions Now Condemns "Right to Choose...to Kill Her Baby"

    02/02/2009 11:27:21 AM PST · by wagglebee · 130 replies · 4,794+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/2/09 | Kathleen Gilbert
    LOS ANGELES, February 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Actor Gary Graham knew that by writing about his personal experience and rejection of abortion, he would be incurring the ire of not a few among the Hollywood elite.Yet a blog column posted last Tuesday by the seasoned actor, known most recently for his roles as Ambassador Soval in the TV series "Star Trek: Enterprise" and Capt. Ingles on "J.A.G.", took an unflinching look at truths almost entirely ignored by those in the Hollywood establishment."I’m going to say what millions know in the front of their brains, and many, many more millions know...
  • Why Does Conservative Politics Find Gay Marriage So Deeply Threatening? (Barf Alert)

    11/12/2008 9:23:00 PM PST · by TheReligiousConservative51 · 69 replies · 1,380+ views
    bidstrup.com ^ | 2004 | Scott Bidstrup
    "Just as most older conservatives now acknowledge that they once erred in "keeping blacks in their place," they should make the same acknowledgement for gays and their right to marry, and live happy, open and contented lives in each other's arms." "Fear that others may reject these apparently arbitrary moral boundaries, and hence question those who decreed them, and cause society to fall apart, is the reason for the conservatives' deep paranoia about the mythical "gay recruiting" and the equally mythical "gay agenda.""
  • Gay Choir Director Fired

    09/17/2008 10:11:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies · 655+ views
    CMR ^ | September 17, 2008 | matthew archbold
    According to TwinCities.com,After decades of honing his musical skills, Charles Philyaw landed his dream job in 2004 as the full-time director of music liturgy at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Verona. The church, with 1,643 adult members, was more than just a place to work for Philyaw. He and his partner, James Mulder-Philyaw, joined the parish and participated fully in the religious community. Then in June, it all collapsed. Philyaw said he was told by the parish priest, the Rev. Dave Timmerman, that he would no longer be retained because he was living an openly gay life. He was given...
  • Two Guys Making Out Enlivens CNN Live Report on Lehman Brother’s Bankruptcy

    09/16/2008 2:32:34 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 29 replies · 777+ views
    Breitbart.tv ^ | September 16, 2008 | unknown
    "Obviously trying to make light of a bad situation."
  • Ad on sex education distorts Obama policy (Perverted Obama wants sex education for 5 year olds)

    09/11/2008 5:05:48 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 32 replies · 237+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 9/10/2008 | LARRY ROHTER/NY Times
    DAYTON, Ohio - Escalating its efforts to portray Senator Barack Obama as a candidate whose values fall outside the mainstream, the campaign of Senator John McCain on Tuesday unveiled a new television advertisement claiming that Mr. Obama, the Democratic nominee, favors “comprehensive sex education” for kindergarten students. “Learning about sex before learning to read?” the narrator asks in the 30-second advertisement, which the campaign says will be shown in battleground states and on national cable. The commercial also asserts that a sex-education bill introduced in Illinois, which Mr. Obama did not sponsor and which never became law, is his “one...
  • The Dennis Miller interview

    08/13/2008 8:52:06 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 25 replies · 372+ views
    Politico ^ | 8/10/08 | JEFFREY RESSNER
    The Dennis Miller interview By JEFFREY RESSNER | 8/10/08 12:29 PM EST How would you describe your political beliefs: Republican? Independent? Libertarian? Well, I’d say it’s eclectic pragmatism at some point. I’m a moderate in some degree because I have wildly swinging opinions but through some sort of ideological feng shui they end up in the middle. Some swing far to the left, others to the far right. I’m for the war, but I’m also for gay marriage. I don’t care if two folks with the same genitalia want to get hitched, I just don’t want some a—hole from another...
  • Family speaks out as Montreal recovers from riot

    08/12/2008 11:05:34 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 25 replies · 136+ views
    Canada News ^ | August 12, 2008 | Unkn
    ----snip Villanueva was reportedly shooting dice with friends in Henri Bourassa Park in the ethnically-diverse borough when police attempted to make a routine arrest. Montreal police say about 20 youths then surrounded them -- several of them reportedly rushing at police. ----snip Villanueva's death triggered an angry and violent response Sunday night. Vehicles were set on fire and there was widespread looting and violence targeting police and emergency service workers. One police officer was shot in the leg, while another officer and an ambulance technician received minor injuries. The technician was struck in the head with a bottle, said CTV...
  • Sex Ed for Kindergarteners 'Right Thing to Do,' Says Obama

    07/31/2008 4:21:28 PM PDT · by Right_Wing_Madman · 62 replies · 1,484+ views
    ABC News ^ | July 18, 2007 | ABC News
    ABC News' Teddy Davis and Lindsey Ellerson Report: Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., told Planned Parenthood Tuesday that sex education for kindergarteners, as long as it is "age-appropriate," is "the right thing to do." "I remember Alan Keyes . . . I remember him using this in his campaign against me," Obama said in reference to the conservative firebrand who ran against him for the U.S. Senate in 2004. Sex education for kindergarteners had become an issue in his race against Keyes because of Obama’s work on the issue as chairman of the health committee in the Illinois state Senate. "'Barack...
  • Video: Cop bodychecks bicyclisg

    07/29/2008 9:36:14 AM PDT · by heartwood · 274 replies · 448+ views
    The New York Post ^ | July 29, 2008 | Murray Weiss et al.
    A rookie cop - the son of a highly respected New York City detective - has been stripped of his badge and gun after being caught on video viciously attacking a bicyclist who was part of a Times Square demonstration. ' The startling YouTube video shows Officer Patrick Pogan, 22, apparently setting his sights on - and then tackling - a bicyclist as he pedaled along Seventh Avenue as part of last Friday's controversial Critical Mass ride. Christopher Long, 29, was among a throng of riders as he whizzed toward the corner of West 46th Street at 9:30 p.m. and...
  • Court overrules father's grounding of girl

    06/18/2008 6:08:31 AM PDT · by xzins · 78 replies · 165+ views
    UPI.com ^ | 18 Jun 08
    MONTREAL, June 18 (UPI) -- An appeal will be filed in a Montreal court after a Quebec judge overruled a father who grounded his 12-year-old daughter for dangerous Internet use. The lawyer for the father, who can't be identified to protect the girl, told The Gazette newspaper that Justice Suzanne Tessier overstepped the court's bounds last Friday when she ruled in favor of the girl's legal challenge and said she would be allowed to go on a school trip her father had forbidden because of misbehavior. "I don't think this tribunal was the proper forum for a decision like this...
  • Doctors miss Cultural Needs, Study says

    06/10/2008 9:30:30 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 21 replies · 30+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10 June | Kevin Sack
    As researchers ponder growing evidence that blacks have worse outcomes than whites in the treatment of chronic disease, they often theorize that members of minorities suffer disproportionately from poor access to quality care. Now a new study of diabetes patients has found stark racial disparities even among patients treated by the same doctors. The lead author of the study said in an interview that he attributed the differences less to overt racism than to a systemic failure to tailor treatments to patients’ cultural norms. The problem, said the author, Dr. Thomas D. Sequist, an assistant professor of health care policy...
  • Priest gets probation for nude beach groping

    06/10/2008 8:02:37 AM PDT · by SmithL · 28 replies · 424+ views
    San Luis Obispo, CA (AP) -- A Nipomo priest got probation for groping a male sheriff's deputy at the Pirates Cove nude beach. Besides three years' probation, the Rev. Geronimo Enrique Cuevas must complete 40 hours of community service and attend an AIDS education class. He also is banned from Pirates Cove.
  • Everyone in favor, say yargh!

    05/15/2008 3:29:13 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 34 replies · 62+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | May 11, 2008 | Joanna Weiss
    AS A CHILD, Peter Leeson was pirate-obsessed. He cherished the ruby-eyed skull ring he got at Disney World, after riding Pirates of the Caribbean. He took up a collection of coconut pirate heads. He lapped up the pirate themes in "Goonies." And when he grew up to be an economics professor, and started studying pirate society, he found a new excuse for admiration. Pirates, it turns out, were pioneers of democracy. Presidential candidates, take note: Long before they made their way into the workings of modern government, the democratic tenets we hold so dear were used to great effect on...
  • Just Roommates (MA Libs outlaw chosing your college roommate to eliminate 'bigotry')

    04/03/2008 11:27:43 AM PDT · by pabianice · 87 replies · 606+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 4/2/08 | Schworm
    Colleges' final frontier: mixed-gender housing Jason Carmignani hung out with his roommate, Yael Bassal, at Clark University. "We're both pretty mellow," he said. (Dominic Chavez/Globe Staff) Email|Print|Single Page| Text size – + By Peter Schworm Globe Staff / April 2, 2008 In the Woodstock era, the advent of coed dorms caused a stir, with Life magazine proclaiming the development "an intimate revolution on campus." Coed floors came along over the next two decades, giving college students immediate proximity to each other. The next step, coed suites and bathrooms, brought the sexes even closer together. Now, some colleges are crossing the...
  • New Jersey expands 'hate crimes' law, media yawns

    01/16/2008 3:51:47 AM PST · by fweingart · 10 replies · 130+ views
    OneNewsNow.com ^ | January 15, 2008 | Jeff Johnson
    New Jersey will soon become the latest state to legally honor a person's so-called "gender expression."Homosexual activists are praising New Jersey lawmakers for adding cross-dressers to the list of those protected by the state's supposed "hate crimes" law, and for allowing judges to impose "sensitivity training" on those accused of violations. Bob Knight of the Culture and Media Institute is surprised that mainstream media outlets have not given the story more play. "It's really quite a coup for the gay activists in New Jersey," he states. "Because when you put these hate crimes laws on the books, you're putting into...
  • The War on "No" Is Child "Centered Parenting" producing a generation of brats?

    11/30/2007 8:18:46 AM PST · by qam1 · 94 replies · 329+ views
    Babble ^ | 11/30/07 | Kathryn J. Alexander
    Extreme parenting has come to be associated with images of overly involved parents — this generation's stage parents, who manage and control every minute of their child's life, imposing their adult dreams and desires onto the little ones in a pathetic attempt to fuel their own insatiable need for success and recognition. As familiar as this parental profile has become, another form of extreme parenting has emerged, one that is getting harder to ignore. I am referring to the increasingly ubiquitous parenting approach that rejects the use of the word "no," and in which even the most reasonable degree of...
  • Retailer Denies Sign is a Slur [Hispanic store advertises "Credit Without Gringo Papers"]

    11/16/2007 6:03:48 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 89 replies · 177+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 16 Nov 2007 | Tom Ramstack
    A Casa Furniture and Bedding store in Alexandria has been advertising easy credit with a twist: “no gringo papers” necessary. A sign outside the store at the intersection of North Beauregard and King streets reads, “Credito sin papeles de gringo.” In English, that could be translated to say “Credit without gringo papers.” Blanca Granados, the store's assistant manager, translated the message to mean “just 'without white papers,' like Social Security or like that.” Miss Granados said the store requires customers who purchase furniture on credit to fill out an application and provide personal documentation. The store will accept a passport...
  • UK Minister Says "Homophobic Abuse" Same as "Racist Abuse"

    07/10/2007 8:30:35 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 33 replies · 1,047+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | July 10, 2007 | Peter J. Smith
    LONDON, July 10, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - "Gay", "queer", and any other words or behaviours offensive to homosexuals must be stamped out among schoolchildren in the United Kingdom says the new Children's Minister. Children's Minister Kevin Brennan told the homosexual advocacy group Stonewall that the government will require teachers to treat "homophobic abuse" just the same as "racist abuse." Brennan promised new regulations this autumn that would require teachers to act on name-calling such as "gay" and "queer" or be guilty of colluding in "homophobia," even when the words are being used as synonyms for "lame" or "bad.""This is too often...
  • Lesbian Says Restaurant Ejected Her for Looking Masculine

    07/03/2007 9:52:45 AM PDT · by BJClinton · 69 replies · 1,009+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 07/03/2007 | Karen Matthews
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A bouncer at a popular West Village restaurant ejected a lesbian customer from the bathroom after last month's gay pride march because she looked too masculine, the woman charged Monday. Khadijah Farmer, 27, said the incident happened June 24 at Caliente Cab Company on Seventh Avenue South, where she had gone with her girlfriend and another friend to have dinner after the march. Farmer said she was using the women's bathroom when a male bouncer burst in and banged on the stall door, saying a customer had complained that there was a man in the women's...
  • The Aquarians and the Evangelicals

    06/28/2007 6:29:59 AM PDT · by RKV · 8 replies · 465+ views
    Reason ^ | July 2007 | Brink Lindsey
    On April 5, 1967, representatives of the San Francisco Oracle, the Diggers, the Family Dog, the Straight Theater, and other parts of the Haight-Ashbury hippie scene held a press conference to announce the formation of the Council for a Summer of Love. The event scored friendly media notices: The next day’s San Francisco Chronicle described the coalition as “a group of the good hippies,” defined as the ones who “wear quaint and enchanting costumes, hold peaceful rock ’n’ roll concerts, and draw pretty pictures (legally) on the sidewalk, their eyes aglow all the time with the poetry of love.” ......
  • ABC Primetime: brother-sister incest- yuck] We were warned: gay "rights" leads to this

    02/20/2007 9:12:06 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 59 replies · 3,722+ views
    Primetime ^ | Feb 19 2007 | Primetime
    ABC Primetime has a segment on, now, about a brother and sister who want to marry. First they softened us up with gay "rights" - now, the next rung down the ladder to barbarism. You supporters of Rudy for President - a gay rights advocate - this is what you're buying into: a slippery slope to barbarism.
  • Actress Sienna Miller: Monogamy Is 'Overrated'

    10/13/2006 2:54:26 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 100 replies · 3,181+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 11, 2006 | Staff
    The actress who was engaged to Jude Law when he cheated with the nanny now says monogamy is "overrated."Sienna Miller tells Rolling Stone that "monogamy is a weird thing" for her. She says it's a hard thing to maintain because we're all "animals." She's still with Law and is hoping they'll have babies. The 24-year-old British actress has been in Pennsylvania shooting the screen adaptation of Michael Chabon's novel "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh." She got into some hot water for comments she made about the city. "Can you believe this is my life?" she told Rolling Stone. "Will you pity...
  • Poisoning Childhood

    09/14/2006 5:49:12 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 789+ views
    Agape Press | 9/13/06 | Jane Jimenez
    (AgapePress) - She stands with her arms folded resolutely across her chest. In the background of the photo, you can see playground equipment. She is the mom protecting our children in this lead magazine article about the dangers of pest control spraying in the nation's schools.On the Internet, a website tracks reports of school pesticide exposure incidents. In 1995, Case #94415050501 records parents' complaints that their children had been exposed to pesticides on the school playground. One child in fifth grade broke out in hives. However, medical reports did not substantiate any claim that the child's hives were due...
  • The Immoral Intentionality of 'Teen' Movies

    08/04/2006 6:06:39 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies · 1,936+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 8/4/06 | Dr. Marc T. Newman
    (AgapePress) - Barna Research in 2002 revealed that less than 10 percent of teens believe that there are such things as moral absolutes to guide their actions. These teens were initiated into this "value-free" environment by their parents -- adults who believed in moral absolutes made up only 22 percent of the research sample. So perhaps it is fitting that My Super Ex-Girlfriend and John Tucker Must Die were released as this summer's one-two PG-13 punch. If we are going to encourage a new generation of morally ambivalent teens, after all, we need to make sure they can attend...
  • George's Sex Shame (Gay Culture Alert) (This is not G-rated)

    07/23/2006 8:44:12 AM PDT · by Callahan · 35 replies · 1,462+ views
    News of the World ^ | 7/23/2006 | Neville Thurlbeck
    <p>MEGA-RICH pop superstar George Michael this week sank to new levels of depravity—trawling for illegal gay sex thrills in a London park.</p> <p>News of the World investigators caught the singer red-handed and red-faced as he emerged from the bushes after cavorting with a pot-bellied, 58-year-old, jobless van driver.</p>
  • How Young Is Too Young? (Teen Sex)

    07/18/2006 4:42:43 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 69 replies · 6,716+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 7/12/06 | Jane Jimenez
    (AgapePress) - I think she still holds it against me. As a teen today, it's absolutely ludicrous to think that my niece Katie needs to hold my hand while crossing the street.But way back when, when Katie was just three, our battle of wills produced fierce tears. On a shopping trip, I her aunt, was entrusted with her safety. All was going well ... until the moment I grabbed Katie's hand before we crossed the busy parking lot in front of the store.Katie jerked her hand away from me. Hearing a car's motor on the left, I reached out...
  • Be open to talking about sex

    04/26/2006 12:32:31 PM PDT · by Sopater · 37 replies · 688+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | Wednesday, April 26, 2006 | Nicole Brodeur
    It's 10 a.m. on a Saturday, and I am at the front of a room at the Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Center, explaining oral sex to a woman pretending to be my son. I stammer and pause, go back over my words and Hate This, while the woman smiles. Your turn next, sister. Talking to our kids about sex is something we over-prepared parents just aren't prepared for. I changed the diapers, packed Gatorade and soothed all sorts of hurts, emotional and physical. But preparing my 13-year-old son to be a sexual being? Explaining when and why, how and where? Sure,...
  • Sex and the Single (Preteen) Girl: Gossip Girl

    04/04/2006 6:29:59 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 119 replies · 9,614+ views
    Breakpoint with Charles Colson ^ | April 3, 2006 | Charles Colson
    When writer Marcia Segelstein headed to the bookstore to scout out books for her 12-year-old, she wasn’t sure what to expect. But she certainly didn’t expect rampant drinking, drug use, profanity, and explicit descriptions of sex and nudity. Nevertheless, that’s exactly what she found. Segelstein’s daughter had been clamoring to read the Gossip Girl series, which “‘all’ of her friends were reading,” she said. After seeing what was in the books, Segelstein was floored. But a school librarian confirmed, “They’re very popular among sixth and seventh graders.” Even worse, the librarian added, “Some parents are so happy that their kids...
  • 'Cool mom' pleads guilty ( Again...Updates )

    04/03/2006 1:35:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies · 1,824+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | April 3, 2006 | Sue Lindsay
    Silvia Johnson, who became known as the "Cool mom" for partying with her children and their teenage friends, pleaded guilty this morning to a charge of violating bond conditions. Johnson, 41, is serving a 30-year sentence for plying high school boys with liquor, drugs and sex. She was charged with violating bond conditions and a protective order that barred her from contact with some of her children, while she was free awaiting sentencing. Johnson was arrested on the new charges after a Sept. 25 car crash in which a 14-year-old girl was driving. Johnson and a carload of teens, including...
  • Boston police dismantle meth factory; MIT student dies at hedonist sex party

    11/16/2005 8:03:52 PM PST · by SteveMcKing · 118 replies · 6,615+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, November 16, 2005 | Jessica Fargen and Laura Crimaldi
    BOSTON   Agents began dismantling a massive Southie drug factory yesterday where MIT graduate Kevin McCormick was found dead after an apparent wild weekend sex romp gone wrong. Police say they found hundreds of chemicals used to concoct club and date-rape drugs such as crystal methamphetamine and “Special K.” “This is probably the largest (meth) lab we’ve seen in the Northeast in the past 10 years,” said an investigating agent from the Drug Enforcement Administration who refused to give his name. “This is not a small lab. This is not a mom and pop lab.” Investigators found chemicals used to manufacture crystal...
  • Not a path to promiscuity, but to sanity

    10/30/2005 9:24:21 AM PST · by gcruse · 84 replies · 1,850+ views
    Times OnLine ^ | October 30, 2005 | Minette Marrin
    Traditional sexuality morality — meaning sexual restraint, particularly for women — was based on that connection between sex and conception: it evolved to protect paternity and patrimony. Now the connection has all but disappeared, as has patrimony, and the less connection, the less restraint and the more empty the morality. For this reason Christian moralists and others are doomed to failure with their quixotic hopes of getting people to say no to sex or to save themselves for married monogamy; they might as well try to put a genie back in his lamp. Because higamous, hogamous we are mostly not...
  • Assisted-reproduction bill would bar singles, gays

    10/05/2005 12:08:20 PM PDT · by balch3 · 287 replies · 3,330+ views
    South Bend Tribune ^ | October 5, 2005 | Associated Press
    An interim legislative committee is considering a bill that would prohibit gays, lesbians and single people in Indiana from using medical science to assist them in having a child. Sen. Patricia Miller, R-Indianapolis, said state law does not have regulations on assisted reproduction and should have similar requirements for adoption in Indiana. "If we're going to try to put Indiana on the map, I wouldn't go this route," said Betty Cockrum, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Indiana. "It feels pretty chilling. It is governmental intrusion into a very private part of our lives." Miller acknowledged that the legislation...
  • First Trio "Married" in The Netherlands

    09/28/2005 5:18:08 PM PDT · by bahblahbah · 101 replies · 3,416+ views
    The Brussels Journal ^ | 2005-09-27 | Paul Belien
    The Netherlands and Belgium were the first countries to give full marriage rights to homosexuals. In the United States some politicians propose “civil unions” that give homosexual couples the full benefits and responsibilities of marriage. These civil unions differ from marriage only in name. Meanwhile in the Netherlands polygamy has been legalised in all but name. Last Friday the first civil union of three partners was registered. Victor de Bruijn (46) from Roosendaal “married” both Bianca (31) and Mirjam (35) in a ceremony before a notary who duly registered their civil union. “I love both Bianca and Mirjam, so I...
  • Smoking mothers 'increase chance of lesbian baby'

    09/10/2005 1:18:39 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 104 replies · 1,707+ views
    Expatica ^ | 9/9/05 | Expatica
    AMSTERDAM — Women who smoke during pregnancy have a higher chance of having a lesbian daughter, neurobiologist and brain researcher Dick Swaab has claimed. Swaab wrote about his theory this week in a University of Amsterdam magazine for graduates, newspaper 'De Telegraaf' reported. In a study on the hypothalamus, Swaab said a person's sexual preference is decided in this region of the brain. It also influences a person's predisposition to aggression, depression and symptoms associated with schizophrenia. The development of an unborn child can be influenced by external substances such as nicotine and amphetamines and the chemicals in diet pills.
  • Broadway's 'Dr. Sex' celebrates Kinsey: New play glorifies controversial father of sexual revolution

    08/16/2005 5:42:40 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 633+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 8/16/15 | WorldNetDaily
    Not long after an affirming treatment by Hollywood, the life of the "father of the sexual revolution," Alfred Kinsey, is about to be feted on Broadway. The musical "Dr. Sex" is scheduled to run Aug. 26 to Oct. 30 at the Peter Norton Space in New York City, according to BroadwayWorld.com Production notes call "Dr. Sex" the "cleanest show about sex in the history of musical comedy." The movie "explores the loving relationship between Dr. Alfred Kinsey, his wife, Clara ... and their handsome boyfriend (and lab assistant), Wally Matthews." Brian Noonan of "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Les...
  • 'Enriching Our Literary Heritage': Judy Blume or Madeleine L'Engle?

    12/29/2004 12:36:31 PM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 62 replies · 2,874+ views
    BreakPoint with Chuck Colson ^ | December 29, 2004 | Chuck Colson
    This November, Judy Blume was presented with a medal from the National Book Award Foundation. The same day, Madeleine L’Engle received a medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Though both authors are best known for their books for teenagers, they couldn’t be more different. Blume made her name as the writer of Deenie, Forever, and other young adult novels known for their sexual themes and explicit descriptions. Typically, many of the articles written to celebrate her medal pictured Blume as a sort of big sister who provided guidance and reassurance about premarital sex, masturbation, and similar topics. Washington...
  • (Rainbow) Flag stirs flap at Howell High

    12/23/2004 12:27:36 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 91 replies · 3,028+ views
    Ann Arbor News ^ | 12-23-04 | STEPHENIE KOEHN
    Flag stirs flap at Howell High Controversy centered over meaning of Diversity Club message Thursday, December 23, 2004 BY STEPHENIE KOEHN News Staff Reporter What is the meaning of a rainbow? For many who see one during or after a rainstorm, it's a harbinger of good luck or at least a warm and fuzzy feeling. In the form of a flag hanging at Howell High School, however, it has created a controversy between those who see it as an expression of diversity and those who see it as supporting homosexuality. Confusion over the meaning of the flag, said Howell High...
  • Selling a dangerous lie (Sex Ed)

    12/16/2004 11:50:45 PM PST · by kattracks · 12 replies · 1,222+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 12/17/05 | Rebecca Hagelin
    What is it about sex education that causes some otherwise rational adults to behave irrationally?  When it comes to other topics -- smoking, drinking, drug abuse -- we don’t hesitate to give our children the benefit of an unambiguous “no.” We tell them flat out that they shouldn’t do it. If anyone said, “But kids are going to drink any way, so let’s show them how they can minimize the effects of a hangover,” most parents would suggest that that person have his head examined.  Yet who can deny that the same logic (or lack thereof) lies behind the push...
  • Unitarians Confirm Our Forecast that Group Sex Will be Next

    12/08/2004 10:14:16 AM PST · by gidget7 · 118 replies · 3,937+ views
    Sen. Kennedy Says Opponents of “Gay Marriage” Are Bigots Sen. Edward Kennedy has told A.P. that opponents of “gay marriage” are bigots. The news service reported last week: “Meanwhile, Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy criticized supporters of a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, saying that would be a civil rights setback. “Kennedy said bigotry should not be written into the federal constitution, and constitutional amendments should be about expanding rights and liberties.” Unitarians Confirm Our Forecast that Group Sex Will be Next The Unitarian Church is now welcoming those who believe in group relationships including the practice of “romantic love.”...
  • Commercial showing bouncers turning away Gays from church

    12/05/2004 10:06:24 PM PST · by metalmanx2j · 40 replies · 1,515+ views
    This commercial is an attempt by the uber liberals to try and show the Christian Right as monsters! For a good annaysis go to http://www.starktruth.com
  • Jerry Klein of WMAL Now Discussing Montgomery County School New Sex-Ed Curricula

    12/05/2004 10:56:02 AM PST · by sinanju · 2 replies · 662+ views
    To all D.C. (suburban MD) Freepers; Jerry Klein, WMAL's house liberal is fielding calls on the Montgomery County Sex-ed controversy.