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  • Sweden: Malmö Church Unveils LGBT Altar Painting

    12/04/2019 7:49:26 PM PST · by softengine · 58 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 12/04/2019 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    The St. Pauli church in the multicultural Swedish city of Malmö has unveiled a LGBT-themed altar painting featuring same-sex couples to celebrate advent. The painting, entitled Paradise, depicts two same-sex couples along with transgender individuals and is based on the 16th-century painting Adam and Eve by German master painter Lucas Cranach, Swedish newspaper Expressen reports. Artist and photographer Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin, the creator of the painting, initially attempted to donate it to Skara cathedral which refused it stating it was too overtly political. Sofia Tunebro, the head pastor of St. Pauli, welcomed the painting labelling it “pure joy” and added:...
  • Pro-LGBT Fr. James Martin defends giving Communion to pro-abortion politicians

    10/30/2019 7:20:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 30, 2019 | Lianne Laurence
    Pro-LGBT Fr. James Martin defends giving Communion to pro-abortion politicians October 30, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Pro-homosexual Jesuit Fr. James Martin called it a “bad idea” that politicians should be denied Holy Communion because of their support for abortion.  Hours after the news broke that a South Carolina priest, Fr. Robert Morey, denied Holy Communion to Joe Biden, former U.S. Vice President and current Democratic presidential candidate, because of his public support for abortion, Martin tweeted:According to Canon 915 of the Catholic Code of Canon Law, those who are “obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted...
  • God and the Double BBQ Sandwich

    10/26/2019 11:51:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Return to Order ^ | March 2017 | John Horvat II
    It is no secret that America is polarized. This is a fact that is manifested in so many different ways. Traveling down the highway to Chicago, for example, I came upon two successive billboards that I thought were striking examples of our divided culture. The first billboard caught me by surprise: it consisted of an electrocardiogram of a heart that suddenly stops beating. The caption read: When you die, you will meet God. As we were passing through the snowy night, I was unable to catch more details of this billboard. I do not know who put it out or...
  • #MeToo’s bad news for Burning Man’s Orgy Dome

    08/31/2019 4:42:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 30, 2019 | Stephanie Gutmann
    s it possible to have a carefully regulated, politically correct orgy? The experiment has been going on for some time at the annual Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert, and by this summer, the answer seems to be . . . no. The festival’s venerable Orgy Dome — once a symbol of all that was Burning Man: decadent, foolhardy, almost Caligulan — has slid into obsolescence, a victim of societal trends like the litigation explosion, sexual correctness and the #MeToo movement. Consider the account of a Reddit user who recently visited the Orgy Dome. He said that after he had been...
  • This Is Why Woodstock 50 Was Just Canceled

    08/13/2019 8:00:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    Of the rock festivals of the sixties, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was by far the most famous. Held on a 600-acre dairy farm near Bethel, N.Y. on August 15–17, 1969, the festival is the iconic representation of the drug-addled culture and sexual revolution that upended American life. This August marks the fiftieth anniversary of the era-defining event. Some have called for celebrating with another concert. The occasion is hardly a cause for celebration—so many of the cultural changes after Woodstock had catastrophic consequences. Most do not know that the concert was a disaster—even from an organizational point of...
  • Ayn Rand's Birthday: Ideas Have Consequences

    02/02/2019 2:07:03 PM PST · by huckfillary · 52 replies
    Forbes Magazine ^ | February 1, 2019 | Art Carden
    Tomorrow is Ayn Rand’s birthday. A lot of people read and become taken with Rand as teenagers. In polls, her books Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead are routinely near the top of “most influential” lists, and organizations like the Ayn Rand Institute, the Atlas Society, and others study and promote her ideas with missionary zeal. What gives? Why? In some circles, she is loved. In many others, she is hated. After all, she led what looks like a pretty miserable life punctuated by a long and bizarre affair with her protege Nathaniel Branden. As Bryan Caplan put it, many of...
  • Methodist university presidents call on denomination to amend LGBTQ policies

    01/12/2019 5:34:16 PM PST · by Gamecock · 57 replies
    RNS ^ | 1/10/2019 | Yonat Shimron
    Ahead of next month’s special session on sexuality intended to resolve an issue that has dogged the United Methodist Church for decades, a group of affiliated college and university presidents issued a strong call for full inclusion of LGBTQ Christians. The group, which represents presidents of 93 United Methodist-affiliated colleges and universities, urged the denomination to amend its policies and practices to recognize the “sacred worth” of people regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. The three-paragraph statement won unanimous approval in a vote taken Friday (Jan. 4) by the National Association of Schools and Colleges of The United Methodist...
  • Young polyamorous woman who dates as many as SIX people at once offers a glimpse into her [tr]

    11/16/2018 3:03:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 84 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2018 | Cindy Tran
    Gone are the days when intimate relationships were shared between two people. And an Australian woman, who identifies herself as polyamorous, has opened up about how she embraces sexual relationships with multiple people. Penny has been in polyamorous relationships for five years - a lifestyle where she enjoys spending time with more than one person on an emotional level. Like any monogamous relationship, the woman goes out with the man or woman she 'loves' on romantic dates, cuddles up with them on the couch and has sex with them.
  • Foghat - I Just Want To Make Love To You

    10/04/2018 7:32:09 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/24/2011 | ron wendelin
    Foghat - I Just Want To Make Love To You
  • After banning Jewish flag, Chicago Dyke March displays PLO flags

    06/26/2018 12:30:28 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 23 replies
    INN ^ | 6/26/18 | Editor
    The Chicago Dyke March, an LGBT pride parade, prominently featured Palestinian flags one year after ejecting marchers waving Jewish flags. Participants in Sunday’s march can be seen waving Palestinian flags in a video posted by the Windy City Times, a newspaper serving Chicago’s LGBT community. Marchers also waved Mexican, Puerto Rican and rainbow flags, and chanted “No pride in occupation, no pride in deportation,” according to the newspaper. The march this year was explicitly “a very pro-Palestinian event,” according to the Windy City Times. Last year, three women were ejected from the Dyke March for waving rainbow flags emblazoned with...
  • Miami Wants To Ruin Spring Break By Banning Wed, Playing Mozart Really Loud

    03/23/2018 8:10:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 23, 2018 | Shane Croucher
    The City of Miami Beach in Florida is so annoyed by the army of spring breakers descending on its beaches for wild parties fueled by alcohol and drugs that it’s considering a drastic, if a little bizarre, countermeasure. One elected city official suggested playing classical music, such as Mozart, at loud volumes to break up parties on the beach. That's according to a report in The Miami Herald, which said the city's commissioners were juggling ideas on how to tackle spring break partygoers after a chaotic weekend.
  • LGBT Group At Christian School Bans Pro-Life Group From Sexual Health Fair

    10/23/2017 6:53:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/23/17 | Ian Miles Cheong
    A pro-life student group at a Methodist college in Ohio has been denied a spot at the school’s upcoming sexual health fair by the school’s LGBT organization. The pro-life students were informed that their message, which shows the negative effects of abortion, does not promote “sex positivity.”Baldwin Wallace Allies denied a request for Baldwin Wallace Right-to-Life to participate in the event last week. The pro-life group intended to set up a table to talk about the negative physical and mental effects that abortion can have, and to provide students with knowledge of other options available to pregnant women.The group’s president,...
  • Hugh Hefner Did Not Live the Good Life

    09/28/2017 11:30:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Russell Moore's Website ^ | September 28, 2017 | Russell Moore
    Overnight, we learned of the death of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. Hefner is the iconic figure who not only made pornography socially respectable (and even more lucrative), but also spent a life constructing a “playboy philosophy” of sexual freedom that would supposedly undo the “Puritan sexual repression he saw in American life.” The death of any person is a tragedy. Hugh Hefner is no exception to that. We can’t, though, with his obituaries, call his life “success” or “a dream.” Hefner did not create, but marketed ingeniously the idea that a man’s life consists in the abundance of his possessions...
  • How Does Idealism Negatively Affect Marriage?

    09/26/2017 7:27:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-25-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How Does Idealism Negatively Affect Marriage? Msgr. Charles Pope • September 25, 2017 • Those who seek to strengthen Holy Matrimony and stem the tide of failed marriages propose many remedies, among them better catechesis, improved marriage preparation, and greater emphasis on the sacrament in sermons. All of these are fine ideas and necessary steps, but let’s also ponder a deep but often unexplored root of the trouble with marriage today: idealism or unrealistic expectations.Although we live in cynical times, many people still hold a highly idealistic view of marriage: that it should be romantic, joyful, loving, and happy...
  • UN Gay Rights Envoy: Religious Freedom ‘Not an Absolute Right’

    02/07/2017 6:26:56 AM PST · by detective · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Feb 2017 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    The United Nations envoy for gay rights has declared that when there is a clash between homosexual rights and religious liberty it must be recalled that “freedom of expression and religious freedom are not absolute rights and may be limited if necessary.” In a recent public consultation, the UN’s newly appointed “independent expert” on the defense of LGTB rights, Vitit Muntarbhorn, said that negative moral judgments on homosexual activity were a recent phenomenon, stemming from “colonial law.”
  • Kerry apologizes for State Department discrimination against LGBT employees

    01/09/2017 6:56:04 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | January 9, 2017 | By Theodore Schleifer and Laura Koran
    (CNN)The State Department on Monday formally apologized for what it describes as decades of discrimination against LGBT employees and job applicants, a rare statement meant to right wrongs that preceded current Secretary of State John Kerry. "These actions were wrong then, just as they would be wrong today," Kerry said in a statement issued by the department in his name. "On behalf of the Department, I apologize to those who were impacted by the practices of the past." Kerry has been under pressure in recent weeks to issue a public apology. In November, Sen. Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat who...
  • Why Are Leftists Such Pansies?

    12/08/2016 6:31:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 6, 2016 | Andrew Klavan
    Many times we accuse our political opponents of crimes of which we ourselves are equally guilty. Neither the left nor the right has a monopoly on dishonesty, hypocrisy, or hyperbole. But there is at least one unpleasant trait that seems to reside almost exclusively in the hearts of leftists: a puling hysterical weakness in the face of setbacks and defeat. I think President Barack Obama is the worst president of my lifetime: an incompetent ideologue who made the world and the country worse. The economy is not as bad as it was directly after the crash, but it is much,...
  • A Libertarian Ticket Hostile to Elements of Liberty

    08/05/2016 5:25:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Library of Law and Liberty ^ | August 3, 2016 | John O McGinnis
    As a classical liberal, I regard libertarianism as I would a wilder, younger brother. Libertarianism is younger because it is largely a product of modernity, while classical liberalism is more rooted in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is wilder, because it posits that the public-good function of the state is more limited and the externalities less frequent than I and other classical liberals believe. Yet the philosophies are close kin: they both see that the state poses a perpetual danger to its citizens, only disagreeing at the margin on when it is necessary to relax the strictures on governmental...
  • A Warning to the American Church

    07/08/2015 6:46:45 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 14 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 7/8/2015 | Staff
    Editors note: Every Christian in America (especially pastors) need to listen to this prophetic warning to the American Church. It is clearly Holy Spirit-inspired and truer words were never spoken. – Matt Barber (Listen at link) Transcript: Hello. This message is for my fellow Christians in the United States of America, especially those who are in the clergy. I want to talk to you about church and State. I must confess that I’m a layman in both areas. That is to say, I’ve not made a career in either ministry or politics. But I’m Christian. I’ve been a follower of...
  • Americans' Acceptance of Sexual Immorality Growing, Gallup Finds

    05/31/2015 9:11:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/30/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    Americans' acceptance of sexual immorality is growing, according to a Gallup report. When asked about the moral acceptability of a range of issues, five of the top six issues that saw an increase in acceptability were related to sexual morality. The largest increase in moral acceptability from 2001 to 2015 was for homosexual relations, which increased 23 percentage points, from 40 to 63 percent. That was followed by having a baby outside of marriage (45 to 61 percent), heterosexual sex outside of marriage (53 to 68 percent), divorce (59 to 71 percent) and polygamy (7 to 16 percent). Also in...