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  • 'We can't prove sex with children does them harm' says Labour-linked NCCL

    08/27/2014 6:00:54 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 53 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | March 2, 2014 | By: James Murray & James Fielding
    PIE members were lobbying NCCL officials for the age of consent to be reduced and campaigning for “paedophile love”. Their view that children were not harmed by having sex with adults appears to have been adopted by those at the top of the civil liberties group. Today we publish extracts from an NCCL report written for the Criminal Law Revision Committee in 1976 when Mrs Hewitt was general secretary. It says: “Where both partners are aged 10 or over, but under 14, a consenting sexual act should not be an offence. As the age of consent is arbitrary, we propose...
  • Six Presuppositions that Challenge the Modern Evangelist

    08/18/2014 3:26:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 8/17/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    It is critical for us who would preach the Gospel to ponder what sorts of presuppositions our listeners bring to the conversation. Today, sadly, there are many trends that have poisoned the culture and make our task much more difficult.But difficult does not mean impossible. And thus it helps to describe modern mindsets, not to despair of them, but to describe them with some insight, rather than be vaguely aware of them. And being more clear on the presuppositions that people bring we can better speak our message and also go to work on those presuppositions and ask people to...
  • Georgetown Study: Sex Education Should Start At Age 10

    08/16/2014 5:41:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Aug. 16, 2014 1:42 PM
    How young is too young to start teaching children about sexual health? According to a Georgetown University study, kids between 10 and 14 should be getting sex education because children at that age are susceptible to experimentation. …
  • Fremont school district delays adopting controversial sex-ed book - publisher to change it

    08/14/2014 6:19:01 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 8-14-2014 | Chris De Benedetti
    The Fremont Unified school board held off on adopting "Your Health Today" after parents complained that its presentation of frank sexual topics was unfit for teaching ninth-grade students. The majority of the nearly 60 speakers said they opposed using "Your Health Today" and objected to chapters that discuss prostitution, bondage, pornography and other frank sexual education topics. About two-thirds of the audience waved yellow signs that read, "Remove College Textbook." Others who favor adopting the new textbook waved green signs that read, "I support comprehensive sex education." The controversy started June 25, when Fremont school board members voted 3-2 to...
  • MLB to honour gay pioneer Glenn Burke at all-star game

    07/15/2014 9:56:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 15, 2014 | Amanda Holpuch in New York
    Burke, who came out to team-mates in the 1970s and to the public in 1982, died of AIDS in 1995 aged just 42.More than two decades after Glenn Burke abruptly retired from Major League Baseball, the former LA Dodgers outfielder will be honored at Tuesday night’s all-star game as one of the few professional athletes to have come out. Burke's four-and-a-half year career is remembered for his charismatic attitude and the pressures he faced as a gay athlete in the late 1970s. Burke, who played for the Dodgers and the Oakland A's, was the first professional ball player to come...
  • Does the Bible really teach that premarital sex is wrong?

    06/04/2014 10:18:03 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 130 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 4 June 2014 | Matthew Olson
    Does the Bible really teach that premarital sex is wrong? (Of course it does! But with Sola Scriptura, that might be unclear!) http://youtube.com/watch?v=PsHMNPyI7iI(Alternate link, via Vimeo.) “Follow” me on Twitter, “Like” Answering Protestants and Catholic Analysis on Facebook, Add Answering Protestants and Catholic Analysis to your Circles on Google+, and “Subscribe” to my YouTube videos. TRANSCRIPT ———————- Does the Bible really teach that premarital sex is wrong? Well, as a Catholic, I know that it does. So, I suppose the real question should be: can a Protestant reasonably think that premarital sex is okay? I think that they can. And...
  • Wow: Planned Parenthood points to the BIBLE to justify having an…

    06/02/2014 12:29:42 PM PDT · by topher · 44 replies
    youngcons.com ^ | June 2, 2014 | David Rufful
    This “pastoral letter” was sent by Planned Parenthood and it reads: Many people wrongly assume that all religious leaders disapprove of abortion. The truth is that abortion is not even mentioned in the Scriptures—Jewish or Christian—and there are clergy and people of faith from all denominations who support women making this complex decision. The letter text: The decision to have an abortion is personal. Though your reasons may be complicated and private, you’re not alone. As religious leaders from a number of religious traditions, we’re here to support you in your decision. Many people wrongly assume that all religious leaders...
  • Homosexual Sex, Divorce, Extramarital Sex Reach New Highs of ‘Moral Acceptability’

    05/31/2014 11:59:54 PM PDT · by kingattax · 18 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | May 30, 2014 | RNS
    WASHINGTON (RNS) – Americans are showing more tolerance for a range of behaviors, with sex between unmarried adults, medical research on stem cells from human embryos, and doctor-assisted suicide all showing record highs and increases in “moral acceptability” from last year. The Gallup poll’s annual “moral acceptability” scale has been conducted since 2001 and charts shifting cultural attitudes on a number of hot-button social issues. In the 2014 list released Friday (May 30), Gallup researchers said 12 of the 19 categories reflected “levels of moral acceptance that are as high or higher than in the past.” “Americans largely agree about...
  • Jared Polis — a pro-pot, video-game playing congressman — tries to win over his party

    05/28/2014 11:33:02 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2014 | Ben Terris
    Rep. Jared Polis will gladly visit a marijuana dispensary in his home state of Colorado. He’ll stand in a fluorescent-lit room with hundreds of skunky plants, discuss the different types of high someone gets from Willie’s Wonder versus Super Lemon Haze (one’s a “creative upper,” the other “uplifting and euphoric”) and ruminate on the local ban on edibles. Just don’t try to take his picture in the grow room. “It’s like, that could go viral,” Polis says, leaving Choice Organics in Fort Collins. “I don’t shy away from the issue; we talk about it, whatever. But the problem is, we...
  • With sales now legal, cannabis lovers take Denver's 420 weekend to new highs

    04/20/2014 3:04:00 PM PDT · by mgist · 97 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/20/14 | Ravitz
    <p>On one tour we joined, smoke wafted out windows. Strangers shared pipes and exchanged samples of weed and wax, a concentrated form of marijuana. Canisters of buds bearing names like "tangerine haze" and "strawberry cough," were passed around to smell. Nutella pancakes came up in conversations at least three times.</p>
  • Reason Magazine: Hey, Let’s Reduce Heroin Overdoses by Legalizing Heroin

    02/04/2014 2:32:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/04/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    For a magazine that styles itself Reason, it’s surprisingly unreasonable. Nick Gillespie of Reason attacks Truth Revolt’s Ben Shapiro for writing that “Philip Seymour Hoffman['s] self-inflicted death is yet another hallmark of the broken leftist culture that dominates Hollywood, enabling rather than preventing the loss of some of its greatest talents. Libertarianism becomes libertinism without a cultural force pushing back against the penchant for sin; Hollywood has no such cultural force.”It’s a point that’s rather hard to argue with. Freedom opens up the arena for individual character to define how people will use it. Freedom alone is a blank slate...
  • Feds must introduce legislation to 'address the effects of prostitution': MacKay

    01/08/2014 10:59:12 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies
    ctvnews.ca ^ | January 7, 2014
    The federal government is “going to have to produce legislation” to “address the effects of prostitution” after the Supreme Court declared three key prostitution laws unconstitutional, Justice Minister Peter MacKay says. In a decision handed down just before Christmas, the court found that the laws that prohibit keeping a brothel, living on the avails of prostitution and communicating in public for purposes of prostitution are overly broad and infringe on prostitutes' Charter rights by depriving them of security of the person. Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin, writing on behalf of the court, said the three provisions in question make it difficult...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Addresses ‘Wolf’ Controversy: ‘We’re Not Condoning This Behavior’

    12/31/2013 11:42:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    variety.com ^ | Tim Gray
    No year-end film has stirred up as much talk as Paramount’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” which looks at American greed and excesses. The three-hour film has earned $34 million since it opened Christmas Day, with supporters embracing its originality and daring, but some fretting that the film celebrates the self-obsessed lifestyle of convicted con man Jordan Belfort. In an interview with Variety, Leonardo DiCaprio, a producer and star of the pic, talked about the challenges and rewards of making a film that is “outside the box” in its subject matter and approach. Here are excerpts of the interview, with...
  • The Real Lives of Sodomite Men (Don't look for an interview any time soon on TV)

    11/30/2013 9:02:40 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 37 replies
    http://www.crisismagazine.com ^ | November 22, 2013 | Austin Ruse
    Not caring about what happens to gay men is like not caring about prison rape. Prisoners are our brothers, too, and so are gay men. We must care deeply about the abuse of our brothers in prison and we must care deeply about the lives led by our gay brothers. Prison rape seems a world away from us, a subject we try not to think about, yet it is rampant, dehumanizing and deadly dangerous. In the same way, we avert our gaze from the lives led by gay men. Certainly ignoring the lives of gay men is what the paladins...
  • No-Frill Thrills: The Rise of Minimalist Sex Apps (Pomosexuals)

    08/20/2013 3:20:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/19/2013 | Kevin Roose
    In January of last year, Roman Sidorenko and Alexander Kukhtenko had an idea to break their sexual dry spells the way they solved many of their other problems: with an app. "We wanted an easy way to find sex, basically," says Sidorenko. But the two friends (who describe themselves as "pomosexuals") were too impatient to use the available dating apps on the market, all of which required them to spend hours flirting with potential flings via chat or text message before getting a date and, possibly, sealing the deal. They knew there were horny people around them looking for sex...
  • Vancouver police, officials would not uphold laws against public nudity at Pride Parade

    08/12/2013 7:07:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    life site ^ | Peter Baklinski
    VANCOUVER, B.C., August 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – When homosexual news service Daily Xtra reported last week that both Vancouver police and city officials “confirmed they had no issues with public nudity” at the city’s annual gay Pride Parade, LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) deemed necessary a fact check with the guardians of law and order. Canada’s Criminal Code makes it illegal to be nude in a “public place.” Section 174 states that a person who is “so clad as to offend against public decency or order” is “guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.” While reports about this year’s August 4 gay...
  • How Liberalism Makes It Easier to Sin

    07/29/2013 10:47:26 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 7-30-13 | Dennis Prager
    There are many liberals who lead thoroughly decent lives. And there are conservatives who do not. But that is not the whole issue. There is something about liberalism that is not nearly as true about conservatism. The further left one goes, the more one finds that the ideology provides moral cover for a life that is not moral. While many people left of center lead fine personal lives, many do not. And left-wing ideals enable a person to do that much more than conservative ideals do. There is an easy way to demonstrate this. If a married — or even...
  • Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu would rather go to hell than worship a homophobic God

    07/27/2013 11:15:05 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 78 replies
    News.Com.Au ^ | July 27, 2013 5:20AM | AAP
    <p>SOUTH African peace icon Desmond Tutu says he would rather go to hell than worship a homophobic God, likening the fight against gay prejudice to the anti-apartheid struggle.</p> <p>"I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place," the retired archbishop said at the launch of a United Nations gay equality campaign in Cape Town yesterday.</p>
  • CDC: 110,197,000 Venereal Infections in U.S.; Nation Creating New STIs Faster

    03/27/2013 12:37:35 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 60 replies
    According to new data released by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 19.7 million new venereal infections in the United States in 2008, bringing the total number of existing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the U.S. at that time to 110,197,000.
  • Gay Marriage and Freedom

    03/18/2013 4:54:42 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 7 replies
    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com ^ | March 18 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Os Guinness. His book is A Free People's Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future. "Americans today are heedlessly pursuing a vision of freedom that is short-lived and suicidal. Once again, freedom without virtue, leadership without character, business without trust, law without customs, education without meaning and medicine, science and technology without human considerations can end only in disaster." Who are the groups all of a sudden or for all times who need protection? Gays, they need to be liberated by the government. Blacks, Hispanics, women, left-handed people, you name it. Anyone they can claim is being discriminated against...
  • ‘Straight, Christian’ Pretended to be Gay For a Year

    10/16/2012 7:56:47 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 30 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 16, 2012 | JP
    I don’t believe Timothy Kurek. He’s the alleged Christian, alleged heterosexual who told ABC News he spent a year “pretending” to be gay. Why did the 26-year-old Nashville man, a graduate of Liberty University (the so-called evangelical “West Point”) decide to go undercover? Because, he said, he wanted to “walk in the shoes” of a homosexual. So Kurek went all in. He “came out” as gay to all his family and friends. He got a job in a gay café. He hung out at a gay bar. He joined a gay softball league. He even got a gay bud of...
  • UK: A THIRD of young women admit regrets about the way they lost their virginity (ruined love lives)

    08/01/2012 1:23:35 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 19 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | PUBLISHED: 17:32 EST, 11 July 2012 | Helen Carroll
    ...feeling the pressure to conform, Kristen gave in to her 16-year-old boyfriend Carl’s continual pestering for sex when her parents were out at work one day. She... anticipated a romantic encounter. But the harsh reality was that losing her virginity so early turned out to be one of the worst experiences of Kristen’s life. It has also had lasting repercussions, since she is convinced that having sex at such a young age made her far more promiscuous in later years than she otherwise might have been. ‘We had sex on the bathroom floor because it was the only room with...
  • LMFAO Teach Kids About Sex at American Airlines Arena in Miami

    06/26/2012 7:57:03 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 29 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | 06/25/2012 | By Kat Bein
    LMFAO With Sydney Samson and Far East Movement American Airlines Arena Friday, June 22, 2012 Better Than: The awkward ride home when mom has to explain the "fellatio ratio." LMFAO do not make music for children. But apparently, that's who's listening to them. When Redfoo and Sky Blu first hit the streets around 2007, they were funny because they parodied a scene full of consensual adults on loads of drugs, having sex with each other. It was a well-timed, fun inside joke for ragers. But that gag isn't funny anymore. It's become too big and moved too far from the...
  • Canada's 'Scientific' Museum of Smut

    05/24/2012 9:53:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    In Ottawa, the nation's capital of Canada, the Museum of Science and Technology has decided to provide school children with answers in a scientific field where "reliable and comprehensive sources of information are rare or little-known." I don't know if you're familiar with it. That field is called "sex." As always, society's experts believe parents either faint at the thought of discussing sex with their children or worse, spread ignorance based on allegedly outdated religious texts. But wait until you hear what the Canadian government's subsidized version of "science" looks like. The exhibit is called "Sex: A Tell-All Exhibition." It...
  • MTV's 'Savage' Schoolyard

    04/06/2012 1:40:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    MTV is now trying to lure young viewers with a saucy sex show in the "advice" category. They didn't reach for Dr. Drew or God forbid Dr. Ruth or an actual doctor of anything. They turned to filthy sex columnist and gay activist Dan Savage. The new show is called "Savage U," and it documents Savage touring college campuses to offer snarky/smutty advice to college students. This is MTV's libertine ideology pitched right at children, and Savage is blunt about how he'll be going around the parents. Savage explained to the Los Angeles Times that, "The idea is we're going...
  • Military Academy holds "Queer Prom", Gay Olympics (Norwich)

    03/27/2012 7:36:00 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 40 replies
    radio.foxnews.com ^ | March 27, 2012 | Todd Starnes
    Military cadets are celebrating gay pride week at the nation’s oldest private military academy by holding a “Queer Prom” and a “Condom Olympics” — an event that includes a game where participants smear lubicrant on condoms until they tear. Norwich University’s celebration of homosexuality will culminate Saturday with a “Free Love Dance” at the school’s armory. The university said the events are meant to have an “open dialogue on diverse opinions in a safe place.”
  • 'They Treated Us Inhumanely': Gay Man Thrown Off Caribbean Cruise For 'Having Sex On Deck In Port'

    03/24/2012 7:46:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | March 24, 2012 | JILL REILLY and LAURA COX
    'They Treated Us Inhumanely': Gay Man Thrown Off Caribbean Cruise For 'Having Sex On Deck In Port' Tells of 'Humiliating' Arrest Men were spotted having sex on Celebrity Summit from dock in Dominica, where sex between two men is illegal. Claimed the Dominican police taunted and humiliated them, to the point they were frightened for their safety. Ordered to pay $900 fine after pleading guilty to indecent exposure. Said they will never go back to Dominica and that they should have done more research before going By JILL REILLY and LAURA COX 24 March 2012 A Southern Californian man thrown...
  • Miley Cyrus' Brother Trace Impregnates Disney Star Brenda Song

    08/24/2011 2:56:47 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 164 replies
    FNC ^ | Published August 24, 2011
    Trace Cyrus, the rocker older brother of Miley Cyrus, is expecting a child with Disney actress Brenda Song, MTV News reported Wednesday. It will be the first child for both Cyrus, 22, and Song, 23, who began dating in May 2010. Before the pair hooked up, they had been linked to fellow members of the Disney dynasty. Cyrus dated former "Sonny with a Chance" star Demi Lovato in 2009 and Song had been romanced by singer Joe Jonas in 2008.
  • Rick Perry's Gardasil Problem

    07/25/2011 4:37:40 PM PDT · by AHerald · 104 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 4, 2011 | Tom Bevan
    Gov. Perry chose to bypass the legislature and on Feb. 2, 2007, he issued an executive order making Texas the first state in the country requiring all sixth-grade girls to receive the three-shot vaccination series (which cost about $120 per shot). ... The controversy over Perry's decision deepened as it came to light that his former chief of staff was a lobbyist for Merck and that his chief of staff's mother-in-law, Rep. Dianne White Delisi, was the state director of an advocacy group bankrolled by Merck to push legislatures across the country to put forward bills mandating the Gardasil vaccine...
  • Progressive Christian organization goes after Ayn Rand

    06/13/2011 1:34:57 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 25 replies · 1+ views
    A progressive religious organization, American Values Network, has a new ad out attacking conservative leaders like Rush Limbaugh and Paul Ryan by criticizing their appreciation for Ayn Rand’s philosophical views. ... And, of course, the group has tied to George Soros. Stu pointed out that they received at least $800,000 from Soros.org, his website for the Open Society Institute.
  • Woman's "loud sex noises" lead to her arrest (Prominent Atheist, In Front of 10-year-Old)

    05/06/2011 1:00:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    NBC2 ^ | May 05, 2011
    A prominent Florida atheist activist has been charged with verbally simulating sex in the presence of a 10-year-old neighbor. Ellen Beth Wachs, 48, was charged with lewd and lascivious behavior. Wachs has been prominent in her opposition to prayer at public meetings and challenged the constitutionality of the sheriff donating jail basketball hoops to Polk County churches. An arrest affidavit said she was arrested following a Saturday morning dispute with a neighbor. According to the affidavit, the 10-year-old boy was playing basketball when Wachs yelled through her open bedroom window for him to stop. The boy was joined outside by...
  • Thai airline hires transsexual flight attendants

    02/09/2011 3:04:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    Chicago Tribune/Tribune newspapers ^ | February 9, 2011 | Josh Noel
    Does the P.C. stand for "politically correct?" The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that P.C. Air, a Thai airline startup, is making a point to hire transsexual flight attendants. The airline has recruited six so far and plans to look for more. "I think these people can have many careers, not just in the entertainment business, and many of them have a dream to be an air hostess. I just made their dream come true," airline executive Peter Chan told the Herald.
  • Barney Frank: ‘Let Me Own Up’ to the ‘Radical Homosexual Agenda’

    12/22/2010 1:04:47 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies · 3+ views
    Barney Frank: ‘Let Me Own Up’ to the ‘Radical Homosexual Agenda’ Wednesday, December 22, 2010 By Nicholas Ballasy (CNSNews.com) - When speaking at the enrollment ceremony for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the law banning homosexuals from serving openly in the armed forces, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) had a message for those “worried about the radical homosexual agenda.” “Four years ago, a Republican running for Congress in Indiana said don’t vote for his Democratic opponent because if he won, Nancy Pelosi would become speaker and she would let me enact the radical homosexual agenda,” Rep. Frank told the...
  • 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...
  • Dan Savage Promotes Anti-Christian Evil

    11/23/2010 11:47:47 AM PST · by mlizzy · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 11-22-10 | Laurie Higgins
    No matter what one thinks of the homosexuality-affirming "It Gets Better" project, do we really want the president of the United States to be associated with radical sex columnist Dan Savage, the creator of this campaign? "It Gets Better" is the online video project that Chicago native Dan Savage created in which he seeks to end bullying by affirming homosexuality. Joining him in this effort are Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Kathleen Sebelius, Nancy Pelosi, and Hillary Clinton. Savage--the even more offensive doppelganger of our Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings--celebrates homosexuality in general and his own in particular. He has chosen...
  • STD Test? There's an App for That

    11/08/2010 11:22:49 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 15 replies
    Observer ^ | 11-8-10
    STD Test? There's an App for That By Ben Popper November 8, 2010 | 1:16 p.m Gives a whole new meaning to status update. Gives a whole new meaning to status update. British health officials are hard at work on a new app that will allow users to pee into their cell phones and find out within minutes if they have an STD. Seriously, we could not make this stuff up if we tried. According to The Guardian, 4 million pounds have been invested in the UK Clinical Research Collaboration, which is creating a smartphone app that will allow users,...
  • White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett Apologizes for Calling Homosexuality 'Lifestyle Choice'

    10/14/2010 1:15:02 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/14/10
    White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett apologized to the gay community Thursday after she referred to homosexuality as a "lifestyle choice" during a discussion about the wave of recent teen suicides. "I meant no disrespect to the LGBT community, and I apologize to any who have taken offense at my poor choice of words," Jarrett said in a written statement. The Obama confidante made the off-hand comment in an interview Wednesday with The Washington Post. She was talking about a speech she delivered Saturday to the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights group, on teens who've killed themselves after being...
  • Why NOT Having Sex Might be Good for You

    09/27/2010 7:04:27 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-22-10 | Steven Crowder
    Sex. Some of us do it, most of us like it and we all think about it…. A lot. I know I do (though I was told that it’s normal). Gettin’ busy really isn’t the taboo subject that it once was. Whereas once upon a time the conversation was relegated to whispers behind closed doors, nowadays it’s discussed openly and without shame. As a stand-up comedian, I’ve seen hacks openly depict the most depraved, explicit sexual acts they can think of just to get a laugh out of the audience. Clearly, telling wiener jokes is no longer the treading of...
  • Jennie Tobin Flexed Girl Power In Gay Bar Empire

    09/17/2010 7:34:16 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 14 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 09/06/10 | Friends of Ours
    The gay bar industry in New York City historically was dominated by the Mafia, and in defying stereotype and convention one of the principal players in this rough-and-tumble man's world was a woman named Jennie Tobin who -- together with her husband William "Sonny" Tobin until his violent demise -- allegedly had interests in dozens of gay bars from the 1950s through at least the late 1970s. * * * According to a recent court ruling in connection with a foreclosure action against one of Jennie Tobin's properties, the former gay bar queen may have died on February 3, 2007....
  • What have we come to when middle-class girls like this see whoring as a career choice?

    09/09/2010 1:08:55 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9th September 2010 | Ben Mooney
    When it comes to human failings, I always try to be understanding. In fact, readers of my Saturday advice column in the Mail will know that it’s my stock-in-trade. But there are times, I’m afraid, when sympathy fails me and I am left nursing a deep anger which needs putting into words. Sometimes, even those words fail me. How else to respond to this week’s story of well-educated girls — brought up in decent homes with every privilege — choosing to sell their bodies for a fast buck, not caring how many footballers use them in one week?
  • Young gay men fuelling HIV epidemic, study warns.

    09/06/2010 9:01:49 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 76 replies
    Guardian ^ | 7 sep 2010 | Sarah Boseley
    Researchers say that rising rates of syphilis along HIV among young gay men suggests risky sexual behaviour was to blame.. Public messages and campaigns about the dangers of unsafe sex do not appear to be getting through to men who have sex with men, the researchers say – particularly the young ones.
  • Want More Sex? Maybe You Should Buy an iPhone

    08/13/2010 6:22:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | 08/12/10 | KI MAE HEUSSNER
    Want More Sex? Maybe You Should Buy an iPhone iPhone Owners Have More Sexual Partners Than BlackBerry, Android Owners, Says OkCupid By KI MAE HEUSSNER Aug. 12, 2010— It you want more notches on your bedpost, maybe you should buy yourself an iPhone. At least that's what new data from the online dating site OkCupid suggests. The free dating site, which matches people based on the mounds of user information it collects, said that among 30-year-old smartphone users, iPhone owners have more sexual partners than owners of BlackBerrys and Android phones. In a chart posted to site's blog Tuesday, OkCupid...
  • One thousand girls on Pill at 11: Huge rise in contraceptive prescription for pre-teens (UK)

    08/02/2010 8:05:58 PM PDT · by traumer · 18 replies · 17+ views
    The number of pre-teenage girls on the Pill has increased fivefold in the past decade, shocking figures reveal. Last year doctors prescribed the oral contraceptive to more than 1,000 girls aged 11 and 12, usually without their parents' knowledge. Another 200 aged between 11 and 13 were given long-term implanted or injectable contraceptive devices on the NHS. Family campaigners said the figures showed how children were being sexualised at an ever younger age and raised disturbing questions about the prevalence of underage sex. Although the age of consent in Britain is 16, GPs are allowed to prescribe the Pill to...
  • Come on in, the water's naked: Vegas finds a new way to entice party animals

    07/28/2010 10:23:50 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 38 replies · 4+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 07/17/2010 | Kyle Wagner
    It's the first time a woman naked from the waist up has ever initiated a conversation with me at a swimming pool — well, not counting my daughters when they were toddlers. "Hi," said this fantastically caramel-tanned person, leaning over to put what I'm going to guess were a couple of 38DDs about a foot from my face. "I'm Sara." We were sitting next to each other at the aptly named Bare, the adults-only pool at The Mirage Resort and Casino. Not only was Sara topless — oh, sorry, we're calling it "European style" now — but she was wearing...
  • Sex Party promises 'real action' for Australians

    07/20/2010 11:39:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/20/10 | AFP
    MELBOURNE (AFP) – The Australian Sex Party on Tuesday promised to spice up campaigning for next month's elections with a manifesto "unlike Australia had ever seen before". Party chief Fiona Patten launched a risque national campaign at a Melbourne bar, saying her policies "would make (opposition Leader) Tony Abbott's hair stand on end and would turn (Prime Minister) Julia Gillard's hair grey". prospective "We've always been forward and we actually enjoy real action," Patten said, mocking Gillard and Abbott's "Moving Australia Forward" and "Stand Up For Real Action" slogans. The party's policies include legalising euthanasia, decriminalising all drugs for personal...
  • End of the Culture Wars

    06/28/2010 9:56:29 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 23 replies · 3+ views
    NY Post ^ | 062710 | KYLE SMITH
    You know something is changing in American mores when the supposed leader of the culture wars from the right, Sarah Palin, declares that smoking pot is “a minimal problem” and that “if somebody’s gonna smoke a joint in their house and not do anybody any harm, then perhaps there are other things our cops should be looking at to engage in.”
  • Jey Behar's View: Monogmay is 'a Life Sentence'

    02/25/2010 11:41:56 AM PST · by Bean74 · 36 replies · 1,066+ views
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | February 25, 2010 | Colleen Raezler
    According to Joy Behar, monogamous marriages are a "life sentence." Porn star Ron Jeremy, Craig Gross, founder of the anti-porn ministry xxxchurch.com, and psychiatrist Reef Karim appeared on Behar's Feb. 24 CNN Headline News program to discuss porn and sex addiction. Behar compared monogamy to a "life sentence" after Jeremy noted that it's "a blessing" if a man is "sexually addicted to his wife" after "five or six years of marriage." "If you're just sleeping with your wife, that doesn't sound like an addiction, that sounds like a life sentence," Behar quipped. And despite Jeremy's claim about the "blessing" of...
  • "Contraception Is Wrong. Now Here's How You Use It . . ."

    02/24/2010 11:03:39 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies · 393+ views
    NC Register ^ | February 24, 2010 | Jimmy Akin
    That’s the message that British MP Ed Balls recently “reassured” the public Catholic schools would be forced to send to the children who attend them. According to the Guardian: Ed Balls’s controversial amendment to the bill on sex education, allowing faith schools to opt out of new rules on teaching about issues such as homosexuality and contraception, was passed in the Commons yesterday by 268 votes to 177, giving the government a majority of 91. The amendment, which was passed without debate due to a lack of time at the report stage, allows faith schools to teach personal, social, health...
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Tenderloin school gets new neighbor: sex club

    02/16/2010 7:45:18 AM PST · by SmithL · 44 replies · 986+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/16/10 | C.W. Nevius
    Marie-France Ladine, principal of the San Francisco City Academy in the Tenderloin, got an unpleasant surprise last week. She learned that the faith-based school's new neighbor is going to be the Power Exchange sex club. "Our school is right next door," she said. "We can hear the music through the wall." Actually, that music was from the previous tenant, the Pink Diamonds strip club, and if you were a world-class optimist, you might say that the Power Exchange is an improvement. Although the sex club has been controversial, it hasn't had the outbreaks of violence that made Pink Diamonds notorious....
  • Abstinence and the Left (Why does the New York Times hate teen Abstinence?)

    02/12/2010 8:37:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies · 564+ views
    National Review ^ | 02/12/2010 | Ralph Rector
    Alarmed by a recent well-publicized study showing that abstinence education succeeded while “safe sex” and “comprehensive” sex-ed programs failed, the Left has abandoned its “abstinence doesn’t work” claim and drawn up a new line of defense. Consider what the New York Times had to say. According to its editorialists, the newly evaluated abstinence program succeeded because it was “freed from the moralistic overtones and ideological restrictions” of prior abstinence education. You can bet that anyone who pontificates about “moralistic overtones” in abstinence education has never held an actual abstinence curriculum in his hands, let alone read one. Why does abstinence...