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  • The Real Reason Libertarians Aren't Settling For Conservatism

    11/11/2013 10:35:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 333 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2013 | Rachel Burger
    Yesterday, Derek Hunter declared that libertarianism has entirely lost its meaning, that the party has devolved into a catch-all for people who want to criticize the government without doing anything about it. He also assumed that any Republican candidate would be better than a Democrat for classical liberals. Hunter could not be more wrong. The Libertarian Party is still the face of “individual responsibility, small government, and free markets,” but how the LP arranges those priorities is changing. The Party needs to represent its constituency, appeal to young voters who largely have experience with Ron Paul, and has to emphasize...
  • Homes in polygamous community in jeopardy because of tax liens

    10/19/2009 7:20:24 PM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 13 replies · 681+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | October 17, 2009 | Brooke Adams
    Unpaid property taxes have put control of more than 150 homes in a polygamous community in jeopardy and more may soon be at risk -- part of a growing financial crisis that has reignited a rift between sect members and a court-appointed overseer. Investment interests in 35 large, communal properties that are part of the United Effort Plan Trust were auctioned in a Mohave County tax lien certificate sale in February. The sale was triggered after about $124,000 of the $1.2 million total tax bill in Colorado City went unpaid in 2007. The move means those who picked up the...
  • David Letterman - Stalker & Extortionist.

    06/11/2009 3:52:31 AM PDT · by An.American.Expatriate · 110 replies · 2,869+ views
    self ^ | 11 June 2009 | self
    In recent days, David Letterman has repeatedly made comments about a juvenile private citizen (Willow Palin) on his nationally broadcast television show. These comments were made with the full knowledge that Miss Palin herself, as well as her freinds and schoolmates, would hear them and were calculated to cause the utmost in emotional distress on the part of Miss Palin. By using the public airwaves to broadcast these comments, David Letterman has violated Title 18, Part I, Chapter 110A, §2261A Stalking: Whoever— (1) travels in interstate or foreign commerce or within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United...
  • Fear-Based Sex Education

    09/09/2006 11:20:08 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies · 971+ views
    Agape Press ^ | September 8, 2006 | Jane Jimenez
    (AgapePress) - Much has been said about fear-based sex education in the past few years. And I finally think I have figured out what they're talking about.Yes, there is a lot of fear out there in the world of sex education. It literally leaps off the pages of newspapers as editors willingly print the sound bites fed to them by people who are afraid of abstinence education. One gigantic fear, built on lots of big, big fears: Fear of admitting to differences between men and women ... hormonal, physical, and emotional differences. Any hint that men and women see...
  • Legislation Would Dictate Gay and Lesbian Teaching Materials

    08/22/2006 1:23:34 PM PDT · by ChessMan · 25 replies · 776+ views
    Legislation Would Dictate Gay and Lesbian Teaching Materials Written for the web by Marcey Brightwell, Reporter Conservative groups are blasting a bill that would dictate the way public school teaching materials reflect gay and lesbians. The State Assembly passed Senate Bill 1437 Monday, prohibiting classroom instruction materials that reflect "adversely" on a person's homosexuality. "We're just the latest community to come along and say, 'Look, we're now the targets, we need protection,'" said the bill's author, Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Los Angeles. Kuehl said the bill is needed to help protect gay and lesbian students from discrimination and prevent hostile learning...
  • 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...
  • Letter: 'Gay Day' not for 'the public'(Newton, MA)

    12/28/2005 7:39:34 PM PST · by Dane · 21 replies · 1,407+ views
    Newton(MA) Tab ^ | 12/28/05 | Mary Clossey
    Letter: 'Gay Day' not for 'the public' Wednesday, December 28, 2005 A few days before Newton North's all-day "Gay Day" assembly, a parent called and asked me to attend it for him because he had to work. I'd been to several over the past few years, when my own children were students. (It was on Dec. 7 - they had Gay Day instead of Pearl Harbor Day.) I called the superintendent's office and was told that this year "the public" was not allowed. Taxpayers in Newton who aren't Newton North parents have been to assemblies there in the past without...
  • School Board's Pro-Homosexual Appointments Have Maryland Citizen Activists Concerned

    12/19/2005 5:23:36 PM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 669+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 12/19/05 | Jim Brown
    (AgapePress) - A Maryland school board is under fire for placing members of three pro-homosexual groups on its new Citizens Advisory Committee on Family Life and Human Development (CAC). Among the groups represented on the committee are the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), and Teach the Facts, a homosexual advocacy group whose founder has close ties to the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).Members of a conservative parents group called Citizens for a Responsible Curriculum (CRC) are criticizing the Montgomery County Public Schools ((MCPS) for the pro-homosexual appointments to its...
  • Minn. High School Bans ‘Bondage‘ Pants

    11/30/2005 3:45:11 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 32 replies · 1,677+ views
    brocktown news ^ | 11-30-05 | staff
    WINONA, Minn. - Winona Senior High School has prohibited students from wearing a certain style of baggy pants because of safety concerns. Although the straps haven‘t caused any injuries at the school, Sampson said they could possibly hook students onto something or someone and would be especially dangerous around shop class equipment. Students said the new prohibition is aimed at groups who some label as "Goth" or "freak." They said teachers have been less stringent enforcing the dress code among students in other groups who wear skimpy blouses, T-shirts promoting alcohol or pants that show underwear.
  • Parents criticize sex ed chart (How do you define abstinence?)

    11/23/2005 1:30:45 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies · 2,116+ views
    The Gazette ^ | November 23, 2005 | Peggy Vaughn
    The county school system is re-thinking its definition of sexual abstinence after complaints from two parents that their children were receiving incorrect and even risky information in sex ed classes. Karen Sees and Cindy Richards said the ‘‘contraception comparison chart” used in eighth-grade health class at Herbert Hoover Middle School describes three types of abstinence: No intercourse, withdrawal (ejaculation outside of the body) and rhythm (no intercourse during ovulation). ‘‘Since when did the term abstinence change to include the two most ineffective forms of birth control possible?” said Cindy Richards of Potomac. ‘‘Here we have been teaching our kids that...
  • Britain in sexual health 'crisis'

    10/13/2005 5:26:53 PM PDT · by NCjim · 11 replies · 723+ views
    BBC ^ | October 13, 2005
    A quarter of UK sex health clinics cannot treat patients needing urgent help within the recommended 48 hours, the BBC's Panorama programme has found. The programme contacted 269 clinics and found that, in some cases, patients could wait weeks to be seen. Waiting times have grown so much that one clinic was taking bookings nine weeks in advance. The Department of Health said more needed to be done, and it was investing £300m over the next three years. One of the most senior sexual health clinicians in the country, Professor George Kinghorn, told Panorama that the situation amounted to a...
  • gay prides seat belt shock

    06/26/2005 9:17:30 AM PDT · by Dane · 40 replies · 1,664+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 6/26/05 | Neil Steinberg
    ...With the sidewalks jammed, I scooped my little guy and held him in my arms and we watched the passing carnival - muscle boys in tiny swimsuits, transvestites on roller skates, gay celebrities sitting on the back of open convertibles. My young son's eyes goggled in alarm. "Daddy," he said, pointing, "those men ... they're not wearing seat belts. It isn't safe." He was so upset that the only way to settle him down was to go to a cop, grimly holding back the crowd, and inform him of the infraction. He looked at me as if I was insane....
  • SpongeBob, Barney promote 'gay tolerance (FedEx to Sponsor in Gov't Schools)

    01/08/2005 7:02:35 AM PST · by NYer · 510 replies · 21,519+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 6, 2005
    In a new video to be distributed to 61,000 schools across the nation, homosexual activists are using popular children's TV characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Barney the dinosaur to surreptitiously indoctrinate young children into their lifestyle, a pro-family activist group charges. SpongeBob Squarepants is one of the popular children's TV characters appearing in a new 'tolerance' video. Based on the 1970s hit song "We Are Family," the video will be distributed to public and private elementary schools nationwide March 11, along with lesson plans for teachers, points out the American Family Association. The distribution, sponsored by FedEx, will coincide...
  • '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...
  • Same-Sex Marriage - A Threat To Whom?

    12/23/2004 7:40:45 AM PST · by Ernie.cal · 706 replies · 7,604+ views
    12-23-04 | Ernie1241
    I have read many messages which object to same-sex marriage but I am still waiting to learn what specific adverse consequences opponents of gay marriage anticipate to result from its legalization. In other words, suppose same-sex marriage becomes law during 2005. By 2010 or 2015 what specific indisputable adverse consequences to society do opponents predict to occur? With respect to those critics of same-sex marriage who refer to "God's law" and "procreation" --- do they believe that heterosexual couples who cannot have children, or who do not wish to have children, should also NOT be allowed to marry? The essence...
  • 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...
  • The Waxman Report on Sex Ed

    12/02/2004 1:10:26 PM PST · by jbamb · 3 replies · 944+ views
    Ravings of John C. A. Bambenek ^ | 12-2-04 | John Bambenek
    The Waxman Report on Sex Ed You can read the report here: http://www.democrats.reform.house.gov/Documents/20041201102153-50247.pdf Or the news article here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A26623-2004Dec1.html (FYI, linked be Drudge in Red despite the fact he supposedly only writes conservative things) I can't quite evaluate many of the claims because the course material is not available, but let's deal with a few things that I can. First, I'm sure the liberal pundits are going crazy saying "A Ha! This is why abstinence education won't work!". The study points out 2 of the 13 tentative courses are accurate. That's right, tentative. The report itself says these are the...
  • Abstinence Education Under Attack (Another Waxman Debacle)

    12/10/2004 11:14:41 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies · 968+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | December 10, 2004 | Craig Richardson
    Today, forty years after the dawn of the sexual revolution, most realize that the notion of “free love” is false. AIDS is wiping out half a continent; abortions take more than a million lives a year, and countless STDs negatively impact the health our sex-crazed culture. Out-of-wedlock pregnancies make it much more likely teenage mothers will spend their lives in poverty. Given these social ills, promoting abstinence as an alternative for our young adults seems logical to most people. Inexplicably, the minority staff of the US House Committee on Government Reform released an inaccurate and biased study last week attacking...
  • 'Reality Porn' Program May Cross the Atlantic (Bravo TV Network Open Sewer/Filth Alert!)

    12/09/2004 5:22:35 PM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 21 replies · 3,175+ views
    Although it might be tempting to say that the European reality show 'Private Stars' may be popping up in the United States, the show's adult based premise would create an unfortunate double entendre.Still US broadcasters are apparently circling the wildly popular format in Europe. Airing in the UK on the Bravo satellite network, 'Private Stars' has become one of the years biggest and most controversial breakout hits across the pond.The show features five normal male contestants from the United States, the Netherlands, South Africa and the UK.The men live in a house and compete in weekly challenges for a chance...
  • 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
  • Frist calls for review of abstinence-only programs (a cave-in to nosehair Waxman?)

    12/05/2004 6:12:38 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 65 replies · 2,275+ views
    KVIA ^ | Dec 4 04 | KVIA
    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is calling for a review of federally funded sexual abstinence programs. The Tennessee Republican told A-B-C's "This Week" program that federal officials should look into allegations that the programs give students false and misleading medical information. California Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman says the programs give out false information about condoms and the effects of abortion. He also accuses the programs of blurring science and religion and getting fundamental scientific facts wrong. Frist, who's a doctor, didn't directly address the issues raised. But he says the programs should be reviewed.
  • 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.
  • Shocking Questions: Yes, There Are Answers (Warning: graphic sexual content)

    12/04/2004 5:17:59 PM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 193 replies · 9,699+ views
    BreakPoint with Chuck Colson ^ | December 3, 2004 | Chuck Colson
    Note: The following commentary includes graphic descriptions. This is not suitable for children. “I’m at my wits’ end,” the young woman wrote. “I’ve asked pastors, friends, parents, God, and message boards this question and still haven’t received an intelligent answer that I can live with. Why are homosexual acts wrong? I’m a Christian and believe in the Bible, but this part always stumps me.” According to my friend, Dr. J. Budziszewski, author of the excellent new book, Ask Me Anything: Provocative Answers for College Students, disturbing questions like this show that church leaders aren’t providing young people with the whole...
  • Networks Running Scared

    12/04/2004 8:54:10 PM PST · by Racehorse · 19 replies · 1,129+ views
    The Berkshire Eagle ^ | 4 November 2004
    The refusal of CBS and NBC to air an advertisement from the United Church of Christ that says it welcomes all people, even homosexuals, to worship, is evidence that there is no need for official government censorship in the United States. All the government has to do is create a climate of fear, intimidation and intolerance of views that differ from its own, and the TV networks will censor themselves. If you watch the ad featuring two bouncers at a rope line, selecting the crowd for church, you will see that it broaches the subject of homosexuality in the most...
  • Taking Sides: Kinsey (Warning, graphic content)

    12/02/2004 11:39:14 AM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 94 replies · 6,263+ views
    BreakPoint with Chuck Colson ^ | 2 Dec 04 | Chuck Colson
    “Never make judgments.” That’s what scientist Alfred Kinsey tells his research assistant very early in the new film about his life. Kinsey, as you know, was all about nonjudgmentalism. Throughout his career researching the sexual habits of Americans, his goal was to free society from the constraints of what the movie calls “morality disguised as fact.” And like its subject, the film attempts to be nonjudgmental—or, at least, that’s the ploy. Three scenes exemplify the supposed nonjudgmentalism. In the first, Kinsey tells his wife, nicknamed “Mac,” that he’s had sex with one of his male researchers. Though she’s devastated, he...
  • Some Abstinence Programs Mislead Teens, Report Says

    12/02/2004 8:51:55 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 26 replies · 1,110+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Dec 2, 2004 | Ceci Connoly
    Many American youngsters participating in federally funded abstinence-only programs have been taught over the past three years that abortion can lead to sterility and suicide, that half the gay male teenagers in the United States have tested positive for the AIDS virus, and that touching a person's genitals "can result in pregnancy," a congressional staff analysis has found. Those and other assertions are examples of the "false, misleading, or distorted information" in the programs' teaching materials, said the analysis, released yesterday, which reviewed the curricula of more than a dozen projects aimed at preventing teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease....
  • Teens Tell Stories Of Sex At House Parties

    12/02/2004 7:49:38 AM PST · by esryle · 214 replies · 10,334+ views
    Teen Says He Lost Virginity At 9 CLEVELAND -- Research shows 16 percent of girls and 20 percent of boys have engaged in sexual intercourse by the time they reach their 14th birthday. For some fourth- and fifth-graders, sex is the topic of school lunch room conversations almost daily. In a special report, NewsChannel5's Deb Lee explored the troubling statistics. Lee talked with a 15-year-old Cleveland-area girl who is enrolled at the Pepper Pike Alcohol Treatment Center for kids about her experiences with alcohol and sex. The teen said kids are having sex as young as 11 and 12 years...
  • Abstinence Education

    12/02/2004 3:40:38 AM PST · by jhigh · 7 replies · 833+ views
    AlwaysRight.org ^ | 12/02/2004 | Jason E. High
    The Washington Post is running this story today about how misleading abstinence-only education is. The claim is that abstinence-only curricullum contain mis-leading, distorted, and sometimes flat-out false facts. Some of their examples of this are: Many American youngsters participating in federally funded abstinence-only programs have been taught over the past three years that abortion can lead to sterility and suicide, that half the gay male teenagers in the United States have tested positive for the AIDS virus, and that touching a person’s genitals “can result in pregnancy,” a congressional staff analysis has found. Okay, so what’s wrong with any of...
  • Kinsey & Ebert, At the Movies

    11/26/2004 12:26:19 PM PST · by McCormick Reaper · 36 replies · 4,002+ views
    Illinois Leader ^ | 11/19/2004 | Arlen Williams
    http://www.illinoisleader.com IL MEDIA UNSPUN: Kinsey & Ebert, At the Movies Friday, November 19, 2004 By Arlen Williams, media critic (arlen.williams@unspun.info) Alfred Kinsey's life is featured in a new film, "Kinsey," released this weekend.   The Chicago Sun Times' film critic Roger Ebert is a native of Downstate Urbana. Warning: This column is not suitable for children, nor some adults. OPINION -- A movie is now being shown that promotes one of the most evil and destructive figures in the 20th Century. The setting: not Berlin, nor Moscow, nor Peking . . . but Bloomington, Indiana. People of informed conscience...
  • Dutch: Sex Education Question

    11/17/2004 1:46:49 PM PST · by blakep · 98 replies · 2,378+ views
    If we are having problems with sexual education here in America, shouldn't we try to implement a system that the Dutch have in place? I don't know the positives/negatives of the system because I can't get any details on the web, can some of you help me out? I hear they have an average of 8 pregnancies per 1,000. Plus their abortion rate is the lowest in the world.
  • What Kinsey wrought

    11/15/2004 8:25:07 AM PST · by RepCath · 13 replies · 1,229+ views
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | 11/15/2004 | John Leo
    The unending 50-year war over Alfred Kinsey and his sex research is about to flare up once again, thanks to the new movie Kinsey. The film manages to be fairly faithful to the biographies of Kinsey while sliding by or simply omitting a lot of negative material that might interfere with a heroic view of the man.
  • Rage Against The Keyboard! (Rex Reed on Kinsey/Polar Express)

    11/17/2004 12:22:52 AM PST · by weegee · 9 replies · 1,023+ views
    New York Observer ^ | 11/1/2004 | by Rex Reed
    In a bizarre week as polarized as the national elections, Kinsey, a movie about sex, is a masterpiece, while The Polar Express and Finding Neverland, a couple of Christmas trifles for children, are so full of sugar they could rot your teeth. If this is what they mean by "moral values," drop me off in Sodom and Gomorrah. More about Kinsey, the stunning, exhilarating and phenomenal biography of legendary, earth-shattering, scientific sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, down below. First, the G-rated family fluff: With all the talk about the revolutionary cinematic technology with which director Robert Zemeckis "created" The Polar Express,"manufactured"...
  • A look at Kinsey

    11/14/2004 11:16:15 PM PST · by kattracks · 60 replies · 1,759+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 11/15/04 | John Leo
    The unending 50-year war over Alfred Kinsey and his sex research is about to flare up once again, thanks to the new movie Kinsey. The film manages to be fairly faithful to the biographies of Kinsey while sliding by or simply omitting a lot of negative material that might interfere with a heroic view of the man. Kinsey was a highly intelligent, fearless man and an unusually skilled interviewer whose question-and-answer techniques heavily influenced the way polls and surveys are done today. Conservatives seem quaint when they argue that Kinsey’s two reports, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and...
  • Sex and the scientist (Roger Ebert discusses Kinsey and attacks social conservatives)

    11/14/2004 8:12:12 PM PST · by weegee · 14 replies · 1,111+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Nov 14, 2004 | Roger Ebert
    Alfred Kinsey has been dead for 48 years, and he still makes people mad. "Kinsey," a movie inspired by the life of the sex researcher, hasn't even opened, and here is an AP story about "indignant conservative groups" who think it is propaganda for the sexual revolution. ----------------------------------------------------- BY ROGER EBERT Sun-Times Film Critic / Nov 14, 2004 Alfred Kinsey has been dead for 48 years, and he still makes people mad. "Kinsey," a movie inspired by the life of the sex researcher, hasn't even opened, and here is an AP story about "indignant conservative groups" who think it is...
  • 'Kinsey' film opens to protest (in blue states); Neeson: character released 'genie from the bottle'

    11/12/2004 2:28:30 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 44 replies · 2,199+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, November 12, 2004
    Fox Searchlight's first-run feature film on the controversial "father of the sexual revolution" opens in select "blue state" theaters today to the protests of traditional-family defenders who regard the late Indiana University professor Alfred Kinsey as a fradulent scientist who, more than anyone else, bears responsibility for bringing acceptance of promiscuity into the mainstream. Liam Neeson in "Kinsey" (Courtesy Fox Searchlight) On the latter point, the star of "Kinsey: Let's Talk about Sex" agrees. "Kinsey did release the genie from the bottle -- and you can't put the genie back in the bottle," Liam Neeson told Variety magazine. The film...
  • New 'brain' teaser: N-word in ads

    11/06/2004 1:16:36 AM PST · by kattracks · 15 replies · 1,251+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/06/04 | KATHLEEN LUCADAMO
    The salacious advertisements being stripped off scores of city buses and subway platforms for their hidden sexual message also contain a secret reference to the N-word. Stamped faintly below the logo for the ads' sponsor, the hip-hop clothing line Akademiks, are the initials "H.N.I.C." - slang for "Head [N-----] In Charge." A subway operator spotted the offensive acronym and alerted the Daily News yesterday. "It's sad, it really is," said the L-train operator, who asked not to be identified. As The News first reported yesterday, Akademiks admitted to planting the slang for oral sex - "Get Brain" - into the...
  • Patricia Ireland says: "Jesus didn't say anything about lesbians"

    11/04/2004 6:26:10 PM PST · by Nice50BMG · 237 replies · 5,088+ views
    Hannity & Colmes | 11/4/04 | Patricia Ireland
    Patricia Ireland just said that she grew up as a Christian in Indiana and asked that (paraphrase) "if there was a real problem with lesbians and gays, why didn't Jesus say anything about it?"
  • Gay novel wins Man Booker Prize

    10/19/2004 11:51:26 PM PDT · by Stoat · 4 replies · 337+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | October 20, 2004 | Nigel Reynolds
    Gay novel wins Man Booker PrizeBy Nigel Reynolds, Arts Correspondent(Filed: 20/10/2004)Alan Hollinghurst upset the form book last night to win the £50,000 Man Booker Prize with his fourth novel, The Line of Beauty, a graphic story of snobbery, gay sex and Aids at the height of the Thatcher government.The judges, chaired by Chris Smith, the former Labour Culture Secretary and Britain's first openly gay Cabinet minister, were strongly divided and took more than two hours to decide on a winner.   The prize is likely to guarantee Alan Hollinghurst huge sales Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell, had been the...
  • Sex crimes may be starting younger [Schools report 'fairly graphic' acts in kindergarten]

    09/05/2004 4:31:47 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 47 replies · 1,951+ views
    Houston Chroncile ^ | 9/5/04 | LIZ AUSTIN
    DALLAS - The arrest of a 12-year-old boy on charges that he molested a 4-year-old girl at a fast-food restaurant playground may point to a growing problem of sexually aggressive children, child-abuse experts say. The boy was arrested Wednesday in suburban Houston on charges of indecency with a child and aggravated sexual assault. Police would not discuss in detail what happened to the girl, other than to say her mother said she'd been touched inappropriately. The arrest came a week after the Dallas Independent School District expelled two first-grade boys after one performed a sex act on another during class....
  • Liberal Women trading Sex for Votes Against Bush.

    09/01/2004 7:00:53 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 114 replies · 5,938+ views
    Better than a cuddle party, and cheaper too.
  • Democrats: Pull gay, cloning ads

    09/01/2004 4:52:54 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 38 replies · 2,824+ views
    The Fargo Forum ^ | 09/01/04 | Janell Cole
    BISMARCK -- First, a series of heterosexual couples kiss. Then, two men are shown about to lock lips. All are dressed for a wedding. That is followed by three people, depicting a wedding of two men and a woman. The campaign commercial's message: Sen. Byron Dorgan supports gay marriage and unless North Dakotans vote for Republican Mike Liffrig for the U.S. Senate, they can "kiss their morals goodbye." Democrats demanded Tuesday that Liffrig pull the plug on that ad and another commercial that claims Dorgan supports human cloning, saying the allegations are lies. The ads began running statewide Monday and...
  • Baby Burners (Parents bringing the kids to Burning Man desert bacchanal)

    08/30/2004 9:56:25 PM PDT · by MikalM · 13 replies · 1,632+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/30/04 | Janine DeFeo
    Burning Man, infamous for its drug-fueled debauchery in the wind- whipped Nevada desert, may seem like the last place to haul the kids for a family vacation. But the annual experiment in radical self-expression, communal living and massive interactive art is becoming something of a counterculture Disneyland as increasing numbers of Burners from the Bay Area and beyond are bringing their young ones to Black Rock City. To the uninitiated, a dry lakebed in the middle of nowhere -- plagued by dust storms and extreme temperatures and inhabited by no small number of naked people -- sounds like no place...
  • Philadelphia Phillies Hosting Another Pro-Homosexual Event

    08/09/2004 11:38:47 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 23 replies · 793+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 8-9-04 | Jim Brown
    Despite being kicked out of last year's inaugural event, Christian activists plan to protest today's "Gay Community Day" hosted by the Philadelphia Phillies Major League Baseball team. Monday's game in Philadelphia against the Colorado Rockies will feature the Phillies' twelve-game winner Eric Roberts on the mound. It will also feature special recognition of members of the local "lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered" (LBGT) community. The second annual "Gay Community day" at the Phillies' stadium is being promoted by the Gay & Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia (GALLOP) and the Philadelphia chapter of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA). Before...
  • Park Still A Hotbed For Illicit (Homosexual) Sex

    08/07/2004 10:34:39 PM PDT · by ambrose · 66 replies · 2,199+ views
    Park Still A Hotbed For Illicit Sex Threatened Crackdown So Far Has Little Effect August 7, 2004 By GARY LIBOW, Courant Staff Writer HADDAM -- Word of an impending police undercover crackdown on illicit sexual activity at Seven Falls State Park doesn't appear to have deterred gay men looking for an encounter. On Friday at 3 p.m., men sat in two vehicles in the lower parking lot of the state park, located just over the Haddam-Middletown border. On Thursday afternoon, several cars were parked alongside Route 154 as well as in the lower lot. Resident Trooper Jim Connelly said that...
  • On Heterophobia

    08/04/2004 6:04:19 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 52 replies · 4,748+ views
    Mens News Daily ^ | August 5, 2004 | Bernard Chapin
    In America today, a powerful case can, and will, be made that heterosexuals all too readily defer to homosexuals regarding claims of oppression or that we suffer some kind of psychological malady due to our refusal to celebrate them to the full extent they desire. Most "straights" seem to silently accept the validity of bogus concepts like "homophobia" which maintains that many of us harbor hate for those who happen to be physically attracted to members of the same sex. I hold that the concept of homophobia is fallacious, and that, in fact, the opposite of homophobia, "heterophobia" is a...
  • Teenagers offer cheap sex (New Zealand prostitution)

    07/10/2004 1:12:48 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 66 replies · 8,269+ views
    New Zealand Herald ^ | 7/10/04 | STEPHEN COOK
    A year after a law change designed to get prostitutes off the street, a price war driven by teenage sex workers has flared up on the streets of South Auckland. Market forces appear to be driving street prostitution as teenagers, some as young as 12, compete alongside seasoned sex workers - with tumbling prices the result. Rather than pushing sex workers into legalised brothels, a Weekend Herald inquiry has found the new legislation has done little to discourage street prostitution. This is especially true in pockets of South Auckland, where the Manukau City Council has been forced to shelve plans...
  • The Pornography Plague

    07/14/2004 7:46:19 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 738 replies · 9,319+ views
    Leadership U ^ | Kerby Anderson
    Pornography is tearing apart the very fabric of our society. Yet Christians are often ignorant of its impact and apathetic about the need to control this menace. Pornography is an $8 billion a year business with close ties to organized crime.(1) The wages of sin are enormous when pornography is involved. Purveyors of pornography reap enormous profits through sales in so-called "adult bookstores" and viewing of films and live acts at theaters. Pornography involves books, magazines, videos, and devices and has moved from the periphery of society into the mainstream through the renting of video cassettes, sales of so-called "soft-porn"...
  • "Celibacy" sexes up debate

    06/28/2004 12:57:06 PM PDT · by Independentamerican · 12 replies · 350+ views
    Denver Post ^ | Ostrow | Joanne
    An intriguing - maybe even kinky - documentary-style film airing tonight is billed as a tour of the socio-religious roots of the practice of sexual abstinence. In fact, it's an unsubtle knock on the Catholic Church spiced with a peep at some of the world's more peculiar self- abuse practices performed in the name of religion. "Celibacy," at 8 p.m. on HBO, clearly takes a dim view of its subject. Filmmaker Antony Thomas ("Death of a Princess") is a controversial, award-winning British writer-producer-director. Here, he makes his point by allowing therapists and scientists to warn that repressing the primal human...