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  • Ohio man accused of prostituting adopted boy (homosexual adoption update)

    03/01/2012 8:03:31 PM PST · by Arthurio · 28 replies · 52+ views
    TROY, Ohio (AP) — A 10-year-old boy shook when asked about being prostituted to two other men by an adoptive father who regularly had sex with him, according to police, who said the boy was fearful of talking because he didn't want to be taken from his home or separated from his new siblings. The adoptive father has been charged with raping three boys in his care and compelling prostitution by hiring the 10-year-old out for sex. He and two other men remained in jail Thursday on rape charges.
  • Gallup Poll: Strong Majority Now Believe Gays Should Be Allowed to Adopt Kids

    06/02/2014 9:28:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 213 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/02/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    A strong majority, 63 percent, of Americans now say that same-sex couples should have a legal right to adopt a child, according to a new Gallup poll. About one in three, 35 percent, are opposed. The result is the opposite of 1992, when Gallup first polled the question. Sixty-three percent said homosexual couples should not be legally permitted to adopt in that year. In 1998, that number declined to 57 percent. In 2003 and 2007, Americans were about equally divided on the question. The recent poll was the first time Gallup showed a clear majority supportive of giving same-sex couples...
  • 3 children starving, 1 chained to floor (Salinas CA)

    03/21/2014 6:50:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2014 7:58 PM EDT
    Three starving children—including one who was chained to the floor to prevent her from getting food—were found last month in the squalid home of a Northern California couple, authorities said. All three—two boys and a girl—were taken into protective custody, and one was hospitalized, Monterey County Sheriff Scott Miller said Friday. Authorities discovered them in the Salinas, Calif., home on March 14 after two of the young people missed appointments, according to several published reports. […] Eraca Dwan Craig, 31, and Christian Jessica Deana, 44, were both arrested at the scene on suspicion of felony child cruelty, false imprisonment and...
  • Lesbian couple 'starved their three children so badly they looked like concentration camp victims'

    03/22/2014 6:57:50 AM PDT · by denydenydeny · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/22/2014 | AP
    Three starving children — including one who was chained to the floor to prevent her from getting food — were found last month in the squalid home of a Northern California couple, authorities said. All three — two boys and a girl — were taken into protective custody, and one was hospitalized, Monterey County Sheriff Scott Miller said Friday.Authorities discovered them in the Salinas, Calif., home on March 14 after two of the young people missed appointments, according to several published reports.
  • Sex Abuse Survivor On A 4-Day Mission For Change [Molested by lesbian caregiver]

    03/22/2014 5:52:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 3/21/14
    A sex abuse survivor is on a mission that she’s under taking one step at a time. On Wednesday, Lauren Book started her four-day walk through Miami. The walk is part of her annual 15-hundred “Walk in My Shoes” journey.... Book was just ten years old when someone she loved and trusted, her nanny Waldeana Florez, began sexually and physically abusing her. She endured the abuse for six years before she was finally able to break away.
  • It’s Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature: Florida Ruling on Gay Adoptions Denies the Obvious

    09/24/2010 5:14:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 9/24/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    We live in strange times. On the one hand there is the marketing of “natural” and “organic” food. Processed foods and products are bad, natural and organic ones are good. Free range chicken, grass fed cattle etc. Nothing “unnatural” should enter the body. Or so the logic and marketing goes.But when it comes to human sexuality and also the raising of kids, apparently, nature has to go. Many women take unhealthy and artificial pills to drastically alter their hormonal system and become chemically sterile. Or artificial barriers are used to unnaturally hinder the sexual act for its natural end. Perfectly...
  • 30 years for man who let others have sex with son (gay couple adoption)

    12/12/2013 8:59:38 AM PST · by digger48 · 31 replies
    Journal Gazette ^ | December 10, 2013 | Associated Press
    http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20131210/LOCAL06/131219972
  • Minister defends adoption stance (vs. gay adoption—Northern Ireland)

    11/13/2013 8:27:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 12 November 2013
    Northern Ireland health minister Edwin Poots has insisted his controversial opposition to gay adoption is entirely natural. Man and woman should raise children, the senior Democratic Unionist said. The minister has tried to challenge an appeal court’s decision that paved the way for gay and lesbian couples to adopt children in the region. That bid was thrown out by the UK’s highest court, the Supreme Court. …
  • From Russia, With Hate: Sodomy Lobby Now Dictating U.S. Foreign Policy

    08/07/2013 6:06:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | August 7, 2013 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Last month, I wrote about Russia’s harsh backlash against gay-rights activism (“Russia Says ‘Nyet’ to Gay Adoptions“), and it turns out that this explains the cancellation of a scheduled summit: The Wall Street Journal, among others, reports that President Barack Obama has decided to cancel a summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin over Russia’s grant of temporary asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Yet that cannot possibly be the case. A few weeks ago, when Snowden arrived in Russia, Obama brushed the issue aside: he was not “scrambling jets to get a 29-year-old hacker,” he said. Obama also downplayed...
  • Russia to ban same-sex foreign couples from adopting children under new law

    06/04/2013 3:14:00 AM PDT · by MarkBsnr · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 June 2013 | Becky Evans
    Vladimir Putin will ban foreign homosexual couples from adopting Russian children, the government has confirmed. An amendment restricting foreign adoptions to 'traditional' families will be submitted to parliament in its autumn session by the government, Alexei Levchenko, a spokesman for Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, said on Saturday. The ban underscores a growing rift between Russia and the West over gay rights. Vladimir Putin will ban foreign same-sex couples from adopting Russian children Putin said in April that a French law allowing same-sex marriage went against traditional Russian values and signalled Moscow would take steps to ensure gay couples from...
  • No more Father's, Mother's Day? School nixes celebration in the post-nuclear age

    05/19/2013 12:38:08 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 28 replies
    CTVNews.ca ^ | May 18, 2013 | Christina Commisso
    A Nova Scotia school is causing controversy after deciding to stop celebrating Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, instead opting to recognize the International Day of Families instead. The Dartmouth elementary school said it is aiming to celebrate diversity and inclusivity while avoiding making children who are part of non-traditional families feel left out.
  • Why France’s gay marriage debate has started to look like a revolution

    04/28/2013 11:12:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    The Spectator (UK) ^ | 27 April 2013 | John Laughland
    Revolutions are often sparked by an unexpected shock to an already-weakened regime. As commentators in France remark not only on the crisis engulfing François Hollande’s government but also on the apparent death rattle of the country’s entire political system, it could be that his flagship policy of legalizing gay marriage—or rather, the gigantic public reaction against it, unique in Europe—will be the last straw that breaks the Fifth Republic’s back. … (T)he deeper explanation for the strength of feeling lies in the fact that, in French law, marriage is indissociable from the right to start a family. There is currently...
  • Plea Agreement For No Jail Blows Up; Glastonbury Couple Accused Of Abusing Boys Headed To Trial

    04/09/2013 9:31:31 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    CTnow.com ^ | Arpil 5, 2013 | DAVID OWENS and KELLY GLISTA
    HARTFORD— — A judge on Friday allowed two Glastonbury men, accused two years ago of sexually assaulting two of their nine adopted boys, to withdraw their no-contest pleas and take their cases to trial. The unusual action came during what was to be a sentencing hearing for George Harasz and Douglas Wirth, who entered pleas in January to one felony count each of risk of injury to a minor. They agreed to suspended prison sentences. The only issue for Friday's hearing was to be whether each would be required to register as sex offenders. But a new allegation of sexual...
  • Gay Connecticut couple accused of raping adopted children will face trial

    04/07/2013 9:38:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 83 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 7, 2013 | Erik Ortez
    The case of a same-sex Connecticut couple accused of repeatedly raping and abusing two of their nine adopted boys is headed for trial. Married couple George Harasz and Douglas Wirth of Glastonbury were supposed to be sentenced Friday in Hartford Superior Court under a plea deal, but instead withdrew from their agreement with prosecutors. The men had already pleaded no contest in January to one felony count each of risk of injury to a minor — a reduction from even more serious charges related to sexual assault. But in a surprise turn, the couple’s attorneys pulled them out of...
  • Plea Agreement For No Jail Blows Up; Glastonbury Couple Accused Of Abusing Boys Headed To Trial

    04/06/2013 10:31:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 9:33 p.m. EDT, April 5, 2013 | David Owens and Kelly Glista
    A judge on Friday allowed two Glastonbury men, accused two years ago of sexually assaulting two of their nine adopted boys, to withdraw their no-contest pleas and take their cases to trial. The unusual action came during what was to be a sentencing hearing for George Harasz and Douglas Wirth, who entered pleas in January to one felony count each of risk of injury to a minor. They agreed to suspended prison sentences. The only issue for Friday’s hearing was to be whether each would be required to register as sex offenders. But a new allegation of sexual assault against...
  • My adoptive dad abused me for years but social workers ignored my complaints because he´s gay

    03/28/2013 6:24:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/28/13 | Steve Robson
    A boy sexually abused by his adoptive father and his gay partner was labelled an ‘unruly child’ by social workers who ignored his complaints for years, a damning report has revealed. They sent Andy Cannon, now 23, back to the couple’s home despite his protests of abuse, praising the gay man who adopted him as a ‘very caring parent’. The report accuses Wakefield social services, in Yorkshire, of ‘folly and gross misjudgment’. Mr Cannon, who was wrongly diagnosed with mental disorders and prescribed anti-psychotic drugs, believes he would have been listened to sooner if his adoptive father wasn’t gay.
  • Erdogan: Gays ‘contrary to Islam’

    03/26/2013 11:32:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/26/2013 22:16 | Benjamin Weinthal
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called homosexuality a “sexual preference” and said it conflicted with the “culture of Islam,” according to a report last week in the Turkish daily Hürriyet. The remarks rapidly became the subject of criticism on Monday in a widely read European gay media outlet. Speaking in the Netherlands on Thursday, Erdogan fiercely objected to a Dutch lesbian couple adopting a nine-year-old Turkish boy named Yunus. …
  • Gay relationships come & go, but children are forever.

    03/21/2013 12:38:19 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 19 replies
    03.21.2013 | BuckeyeTexan
    "I knew it was going to happen this way because boyfriends and husbands may come and go, but kids are forever. I didn't want to keep waiting." Hilton told the LA Times that he had always known he would have a child by age 35 and that he would do so alone.
  • Neil Patrick Harris Shares Christmas Family Photos (Disgusting Barf Alert)

    12/27/2012 7:41:17 AM PST · by 3boysdad · 32 replies
    yahoo ^ | 12/26/2012 | Raechal Leone Shewfelt
    Neil Patrick Harris, 39, enjoyed a very merry Christmas with his partner David Burtka and their 2-year-old twins Gideon and Harper. The actor shared photos of the fam via Twitter, which showed Burtka and Gideon donning Santa hats as they made breakfast, and Harper sporting a silly pair of toy glasses that belong to Mr. Potato Head. "Ms. Harper likes Mr. Potato Head's fashion sense," Harris cracked. "She is quite the looker, but I think it's a bit shortsighted." The kids must have worn out the parents, since Burtka was also snapped taking a nap. “Here is @Davidburtka enjoying his...
  • Vermont jury finds Mennonite minister guilty of aiding kidnapping [homosexual custody battle]

    08/14/2012 8:19:18 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 08/14/2012 | Jason McLure
    BURLINGTON, Vermont (Reuters) - A Mennonite minister was found guilty on Tuesday of aiding a kidnapping by helping a woman flee to Nicaragua with her daughter to evade court orders giving visitation rights to her former lesbian partner. The case drew widespread attention as gay rights groups and evangelical Christian groups took opposing sides in the legal battle between the two women over Isabella Miller-Jenkins, now 10. Federal prosecutors say Kenneth Miller of Stuarts Draft, Virginia, helped orchestrate Lisa Miller's flight to Canada and Nicaragua in 2009 with her daughter out of Christian solidarity with her decision to reject homosexuality...
  • Growing Up With Two Moms: The Untold Children’s View

    08/07/2012 1:28:40 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 50 replies
    The Witherspoon Institute ^ | August 6,2011 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Quite simply, growing up with gay parents was very difficult, and not because of prejudice from neighbors. People in our community didn’t really know what was going on in the house. To most outside observers, I was a well-raised, high-achieving child, finishing high school with straight A’s. Inside, however, I was confused. When your home life is so drastically different from everyone around you, in a fundamental way striking at basic physical relations, you grow up weird. I have no mental health disorders or biological conditions. I just grew up in a house so unusual that I was destined to...
  • Romney backs away from gay adoptions [Friday night, after endorsing Thursday]

    05/12/2012 8:12:05 AM PDT · by kevcol · 167 replies
    CBS news ^ | May 11, 2012 | Matthew Shelley
    (CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday backed away from his support of adoptions by same-sex couples, saying that he simply "acknowledges" the legality of such adoptions in many states. A day earlier, Romney, in an interview with Fox News' Neil Cavuto, had indicated that while he does not support same-sex marriage, he considers the adoption of children by same-sex couples a "right." He said on Thursday: "And if two people of the same gender want to live together, want to have a loving relationship, or even to adopt a child -- in my state individuals of...
  • Romney says he's "fine" with gay couples adopting children

    05/11/2012 6:50:11 AM PDT · by Above My Pay Grade · 58 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | 05/10/2012 | Walt Cronkite
    (CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Thursday that while he opposes same-sex marriage, he is "fine" with gay couples adopting children. The presumptive nominee also declined to criticize President Obama's reversal on the issue, saying he would "respect the right of the president to reach the conclusion he has." In his most detailed comments to date on the issue of civil rights for gay people, Romney told Fox News television host Neil Cavuto, "I know many gay couples that are able to adopt children. That's fine. But my preference is that we ... continue to define marriage as...
  • Not all gay activists support gay marriage

    01/04/2011 2:17:19 PM PST · by AustralianConservative · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 4, 2011 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    They’re here and they’re queer. But don’t assume they’re all jumping on the gay marriage bandwagon, Katie Couric. The Against Equality collective — a group of gay activists who oppose gay marriage — has been “quietly assembling a digital archive to document the critical resistance to the politics of inclusion.” The result? A compelling pocketbook, Against Equality: Queer Critiques of Gay Marriage. Edited by gay activist Ryan Conrad, and introduced by Yasmin Nair, a Chicago-based academic, the easy-to-read resistance publication sets out to empower information-seeking people, from poor rural folks to technologically disadvantaged gays living outside of North America’s gay...
  • Study: Gay Parents More Likely to Have Gay Kids

    10/17/2010 3:57:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 88 replies · 1+ views
    AOL News ^ | 17/10/10 | Paul Kix
    (Oct. 17) -- Walter Schumm knows what he's about to do is unpopular: publish a study arguing that gay parents are more likely to raise gay children than straight parents. But the Kansas State University family studies professor has a detailed analysis that past almost aggressively ideological researchers never had. When one such researcher, Paul Cameron, published a paper in 2006 arguing that children of gay parents were more likely to be gay themselves, the response from the academic press was virulent, to say nothing of the popular press; the Southern Poverty Law Center, for instance, equated Cameron to a...
  • Louisiana Senate panel rejects gay adoption expansion

    04/28/2010 6:20:06 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 6 replies · 298+ views
    Nola.com ^ | April 27, 2010 | Bill Barrow
    Lengthy and passionate testimony in the Senate Judiciary A Committee today ended with a 3-1 party line rejection of a measure that would have expanded gay adoption in Louisiana. Senate Bill 129, which ended up as a combination of two measures by Sens. Ed Murray and J.P. Morrell, would have allowed unmarried couples to jointly adopt and allow an existing parent to petition a court to add a second adult as a legal parent. The bill would have applied regardless of the adoptive parents' sexual orientation, but the debate centered on the rights of gay parents and their children. Louisiana...
  • Equality vs. Christianity

    02/19/2010 9:02:31 AM PST · by marcbold · 13 replies · 312+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | 2-19-10 | Matt Archbold
    Everyone talks about equality. But equality only exists in the eyes of God and is, after all, a rather Christian concept. We are all loved by God and in that is our worth. Ironically, many politicians are marginalizing religion from the public sphere in the name of equality. And many see the major obstacle to this enforced equality as Christianity. Right now, homosexual advocates are marching under the banner of equality. And advancing quite well thank you very much. In fact, just this week the Archdiocese of Washington fell victim to the cause of enforced equality. The Archdiocese just posted...
  • WRAL: White Rapists and Lombard

    12/07/2009 4:09:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies · 2,359+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2009 | Mike Adams
    Over the course of the last few weeks, I have received several requests for an update on the Frank Lombard case. Lombard is the (now former) Duke administrator who was accused last summer of attempting to allow, and even arrange for, strangers he met on the internet to rape his adopted child. A few days ago, WRAL, a Raleigh-based news station, released an update on the case. That update is worth re-printing here, along with my commentary, both for what the update says and what it does not say: “A former Duke University employee has agreed to plead guilty to...
  • What every child needs? Government has no idea.

    While organizing our filing system, I ran across my adoption papers. My mother gave them to me a couple of years ago for my own records. The cost of my adoption was a 300.00 donation to Catholic Charities in Chicago, I was six days old. I am blessed to be in the family, in which I was placed. My mother tells me there were lots of rules to comply with. The agency wanted to make sure I had a stable and secure home. In reality, no one can predict how a family will one day turn out. Ours certainly had...
  • Using obviously false statistics Democrats aiming to punish Red States that prohibit Gay adoptions

    10/23/2009 6:06:00 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 10 replies · 504+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | October 23, 2009 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Democrat Pete Stark, who told a town hall questioner “I wouldn’t dignify you by peeing on your leg, it wouldn’t be worth wasting the urine” has proposed a new bill to punish Red States for daring to prohibit adoptions by gays. Not surprisingly, Stark’s bill, “Every Child Deserves a Family Act” is built on a lie. The bill would withhold federal welfare funding from any state the Gay lobby doesn’t like. Its immediate targets are Utah, Nebraska Florida, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Where did Stark’s data come from? Stark’s bill says, “A report from the Evan B. Donaldson Institute found that...
  • 5th Circuit hears arguments in case of two fathers seeking birth certificate for adopted child

    10/08/2009 7:09:10 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 10 replies · 532+ views
    Nola.com ^ | October 7, 2009 | Laura Maggi
    The state's [Louisiana's] Department of Vital Statistics cannot be forced to provide a birth certificate listing two men as the parents of of a Louisiana-born boy adopted by a gay couple in New York, a lawyer with the state's attorney general argued Wednesday morning to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Kyle Duncan, head of the attorney general's appellate division, argued before a three-judge panel that because Louisiana law does not allow an unmarried couple to jointly adopt a child, the state registrar cannot be forced to recognize an out-of-state adoption of that sort in a new birth certificate....
  • U.K: Council removes Christian paediatrician from adoption panel (Objects to homosexual adoptions)

    07/20/2009 1:12:56 AM PDT · by Stoat · 4 replies · 639+ views
    Christian Today (U.K.) / various ^ | June 19, 2009 | Jenna Lyle
      Council removes Christian paediatrician from adoption panel A paediatrician has been removed as a medical adviser to Northamptonshire County Council after asking to abstain from making recommendations on the placement of children with same-sex couples. by Jenna Lyle Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2009, 10:15 (BST)  Dr Sheila Matthews, who has been a medical adviser to the Council’s adoption panel for five years, said she believed it would be “inappropriate” to place children in a household with same sex parents.“Using my professional judgement and having done a lot of reading around the subject, I am satisfied that there are...
  • Media nervous on new Duke U. rape case (updated)

    06/29/2009 12:48:11 PM PDT · by NCDragon · 36 replies · 1,838+ views
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 28, 2009 | Thomas Lifson
    A new and even more scandalous rape allegation has surfaced at Duke University. Yet the usual media and campus PC crowd are keeping mighty quiet. Identity politics apparently trumps all sense of outrage. Of course, after the disgraceful media and university reaction to the phony allegations against Duke Lacrosse team members, it is wise avoid jumping to conclusions, but the comparative silence on the current case is nonetheless remarkable, considering how many particulars of the case were left out of the main AP account. Mike Adams, writing on Townhall, lays out the facts the MSM won't: Frank Lombard is the...
  • Gay Rights Hinder U.K. Adoption, Westminster Archdiocese Will No Longer Place Children

    06/29/2009 12:18:35 PM PDT · by Pope Pius XII · 5 replies · 715+ views
    EWTN ^ | 29-June-2009
    LONDON, JUNE 26, 2009 (Zenit.org).- New gay rights legislation in Great Britain has forced one of the oldest adoption agencies in the nation to cease providing key services. The Catholic Children's Society of the Archdiocese of Westminster announced last week it will cease placing children with adoptive and foster parents due to the enactment of the Sexual Orientation Regulations -- part of the 2006 Equality Act -- that stipulates that same-sex couples should be given equal consideration as prospective parents. The agency, founded in 1859, said complying with the new regulations would go against Church teaching on marriage and the...
  • Duke's Racist, Homosexual, Pedophile Administration

    06/28/2009 7:10:07 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 75 replies · 3,258+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/28/2009 | Moneyrunner
    Please forgive the accurate but inflammatory headline. I just wanted to get your attention. Did I do that? Good. Because we have another Duke Rape case. And this time it’s probably not a hoax. About the author, Professor Mike Adams: ... In his writing he examines the seamy underside of Liberal campus culture. Well, here's a seamy underside that is not going to get much sunlight in the MSM. Nowhere nearly as much attention as the trumped up Duke Lacrosse Rape case. According to Adams, it seems that ... Duke University has another rape case on its hands. This one...
  • UK: Roman Catholic adoption agencies cut ties with church over gay equality laws

    04/12/2009 9:58:41 AM PDT · by Stoat · 19 replies · 1,412+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) / various ^ | April 12, 2009 | Steve Doughty
    A majority of Roman Catholic adoption agencies have cut their ties with the Church rather than defy gay equality laws. Five agencies have declared themselves independent - and some have changed their names - to comply with laws that say they must allow homosexual couples to adopt children.The retreat ends decades in which the adoption charities have worked in the name of the Catholic Church with support from dioceses, clergy and congregations.The decision to end the formal connection with the Church follows a deadline set by the Government for charities to comply with the 2007 Sexual Orientation Regulations. These...
  • Ruling grandparents too old, social workers hand brother and sister to gay men for adoption

    02/03/2009 6:03:33 PM PST · by pelican001 · 48 replies · 1,796+ views
    Mail Online ^ | January 29, 2009 | Graham Grant and Marcello Mega
    Two young children are to be adopted by a gay couple, despite the protests of their grandparents. The grandparents first stepped in because the children's mother was unable to look after them. The couple, who cannot be named, wanted to give the five-year-old boy and his four-year-old sister a loving home themselves. But they were ruled to be too old - at 46 and 59. The devastated grandparents were told they would never see the youngsters again unless they dropped their opposition.
  • 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...
  • Romney Accidentally Advertises On Gay.com

    11/07/2007 1:19:42 PM PST · by felisberto · 44 replies · 143+ views
    It's a tough call which accidental placement of Mitt Romney's online campaign ads, as reported by the New York Times, is funnier: The irony of the same-sex marriage-opposing former governor unintentionally urging readers of Gay.com to "Join Team Mitt!" is pretty strong. But in the end we're going to have to go with the Mormon family man, desperate for Americans not to perceive his religion as some kind of weird cult, advertising on FanFiction.net. In case you're not familiar, that's where users can write their own plots about their favorite fictional characters or read the work of others "including pornographic...
  • Your Ad Here: Web Surprise Hits ’08 Race [campaigns risk losing the thing they crave most: control]

    11/07/2007 2:32:44 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 4 replies · 214+ views
    NY TImes ^ | November 7, 2007 | JIM RUTENBERG
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 — Visitors to Gay.com can sign up to find the perfect dating partner, advice on sex and how-to articles on same-sex marriage and parenting. Over the course of at least two days in August, they may well also have seen banner advertisements about the Republican presidential candidacy of Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, according to an analysis of campaign Web advertising provided by the Nielsen Online, AdRelevance, monitoring service. At least 32,000 times over those two days, users clicking on the site got a Romney ad like one saying “Mitt Romney for President — Join Team...
  • Rosie O'Donnell opens book fair with a comedian's touch (Insults President Bush, of course!)

    11/05/2007 9:04:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 205+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | November 5, 2007 | Connie Ogle
    The first F bomb of the evening came early, followed rapidly by the first insult of President Bush, which, not surprisingly, incorporated the second F bomb. This was not the end of the swearing, but then, this was not your usual book fair speaker. This was Rosie O'Donnell. Or, as she is known to the patient fans without tickets waiting outside in the standby line, just plain Rosie. O'Donnell kicked off the 24th edition of the Miami Book Fair International Sunday night at Miami Dade College, and the audience was smaller than usual on past opening nights. A rough count...
  • COMING OUT: Parents learn true meaning of family after both son and daughter announce they are gay

    07/06/2007 5:24:51 PM PDT · by Bluestateredman · 75 replies · 2,275+ views
    COMING OUT: Parents learn true meaning of family after both son and daughter announce they are gay -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Photo by Shawn Lynch/staff photographer Tom and Carole Allen, the parents of a gay son and a gay daughter, at their home in Arlington on Saturday, June 30, 2007. By Patricia Bertuccio GateHouse News Service Thu Jul 05, 2007, 10:18 AM EDT -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Story Tools: Email This | Print This Arlington, Mass. - “Imagine that, one day, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court sees what you could not — that your children are entitled to the right and privilege to marry the person...
  • "Conclusive" Report by American Assoc of Pediatrics on Homosexual Adoption Shown to be Full of Holes

    06/04/2007 4:17:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies · 791+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/4/07 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    IOWA, 1 June 2007 ( LifeSiteNews.com) - Over the past five years, Dr. Sharon Quick, a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and retired Clinical Assistant Professor from the Washington School of Medicine, has analyzed all of the major scientific literature that was used in the 2002 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Technical Report on Same-Sex "Marriage" Adoptions. The final report was printed in the highly influential Pediatrics journal and concludes by supporting the adoption of children by Gay and Lesbian Couples. In an Iowa court-case in late May, Dr. Quick gave her official testimony that the Technical Report...
  • Judge: Catholic Position Against Homosexual Adoption Justifies Government Hostility Towards Church

    04/24/2007 2:33:16 AM PDT · by Princip. Conservative · 36 replies · 1,534+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In its brief filed last week with the U. S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Thomas More Law Center urged the court to reverse a federal judge's ruling that an anti-Catholic resolution of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors was constitutionally justified because the Church opposed adoptions by homosexual couples. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel, a President Carter appointee and one-time counsel for the National Organization for Women (NOW), ruled that the Board resolution condemning Catholic moral teaching on homosexuality and urging the Archbishop of San Francisco and Catholic Charities of San...
  • TMLC: Fed Judge: Catholic Church’s Position Against Homosexual Adoptions Justifies Gov't Hostility

    04/23/2007 8:42:34 AM PDT · by Gene Eric · 13 replies · 402+ views
    Thomas More Law Center ^ | Mon, Apr 23, 2007 | (no annotation)
    ANN ARBOR, MI – In its brief filed last week with the U. S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Thomas More Law Center urged the court to reverse a federal judge’s ruling that an anti-Catholic resolution of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors was constitutionally justified because the Church opposed adoptions by homosexual couples. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel, a President Carter appointee and one-time counsel for the National Organization for Women (NOW), ruled that the Board resolution condemning Catholic moral teaching on homosexuality and urging the Archbishop of San Francisco and Catholic Charities of San Francisco to defy...
  • Gay adoption passes House (NH legislature in full liberal swing)

    03/23/2007 12:15:14 AM PDT · by Princip. Conservative · 7 replies · 542+ views
    CONCORD "" The House voted Wednesday to allow unmarried adults "" including gay couples "" to adopt children together. State law allows children to be adopted by married couples or single adults. Gay individuals can adopt, but same-sex couples can adopt in only six of the state's 10 counties because probate judges interpret the law differently. The 234-127 vote sent the bill to the Senate. Supporter Jayne Spaulding said current law is "neither fair nor just" because some courts allow the adoptions while others don't. The Bedford Republican said the bill is needed to correct an ambiguity. "This bill is...
  • Gay adoption push renewed (FL Dems want it, but Crist says no)

    03/15/2007 1:46:33 AM PDT · by Princip. Conservative · 11 replies · 426+ views
    TALLAHASSEE - Florida's three-decades-old ban on allowing gays to adopt children is under attack once again. But the ban has powerful allies, including Gov. Charlie Crist and Sen. Ronda Storms of Brandon, who ran for office on a pledge to prevent gays from being foster parents. Florida is one of three states, with Mississippi and Utah, that prohibits gays from adopting. Some state lawmakers, backed by human rights and gay rights groups, want to allow gay foster parents to adopt children if a judge rules it's in the child's best interest or if a gay adult were the legal guardian...
  • Senate OKs bill to ban gay adoptive, foster parents (AR Senate approves ban 20-7)

    03/14/2007 8:19:10 AM PDT · by Princip. Conservative · 9 replies · 564+ views
    LITTLE ROCK - Legislation to ban gays and unmarried couples who live together from adopting children and serving as foster parents passed the Senate on Tuesday, along with a proposed renewal of a $575 million interstate highway bond program. -- SNIP -- Senate Bill 959 by Sen. Shawn Womack, R-Mountain Home, is a legislative response to a June 2006 state Supreme Court decision upholding a lower court ruling that struck down a state regulation that banned gays from serving as foster parents. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Timothy Fox ruled in December 2004 that the state Child Welfare Review Board overstepped...
  • Catholic leader battles gay adoption plans (UK law forces Church agencies to allow gay parents)

    01/23/2007 11:10:30 AM PST · by presidio9 · 44 replies · 816+ views
    AFP ^ | 01/23/07
    The Catholic Church of England and Wales has dug in for a battle with the government over proposed laws which would force their adoption agencies to consider placing children with gay couples. Catholic leader Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor wrote to Prime Minister Tony Blair and the cabinet Tuesday, warning that the Church would have to close its adoption agencies if legislation forced them to act against their teachings. Murphy-O'Connor, the Archbishop of Westminster, said the Church would have "serious difficulty" with planned regulations outlawing discrimination against homosexuals in the provision of goods and services. Plans to force Catholic adoption agencies to...
  • Heather Doesn’t Want Two Mommies

    11/22/2006 2:00:12 PM PST · by theothercheek · 68 replies · 2,417+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | November 22, 2006 | The Stiletto
    Two successive Baltimore County judges have delayed ruling on a child custody case involving a 7-year old girl who does not want to continue court-ordered visitations with the lesbian lover with whom her adoptive mother broke up after a live-in relationship that lasted from 1987 to 2004. In February, a court found that the mother’s former lover is also the child’s de facto parent, and required visitation with the child every Wednesday and every other weekend – a ruling that was upheld this month. Court records indicate that a court-appointed social worker reported that the forced overnight visits were causing...