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  • “Study” in the Brazilian newspaper O Globo: 99% Brazilians do not accept homosexuality

    02/18/2009 3:36:57 PM PST · by juliosevero · 4 replies · 556+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | 18 February 2009 | Julio Severo
    According to a report in the O Globo newspaper of February 7, 2009, “Only 1% Brazilians above the age of16 years do not discriminate against homosexuals”. What does this “study” mean? That only 1% Brazilians do not kill homosexuals? That only 1% Brazilians do not assault homosexuals? Since the term “discrimination” is often interpreted to mean words and views against homosexuality, what are the implications of that “study”? The “study” was led by the Brazilian socialist foundations Perseu Abramo and Rosa Luxemburgo, which polled how many Brazilians do not accept homosexuality. Perseu Abramo Foundation has connections to the Workers’ Party,...
  • Oregon Mayor In Sex Dispute Is Staying Put

    01/27/2009 5:39:45 AM PST · by real_patriotic_american · 23 replies · 1,108+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 26, 2009 | Associated Press
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mayor Sam Adams, who has admitted lying about a sexual relationship with a teenager, said Sunday that he would not resign. A city commissioner, Randy Leonard, told The Associated Press that Mr. Adams had left a phone message in the morning saying he had decided to remain in office. Two other commissioners told The Oregonian of Portland that Mr. Adams, the city’s first openly gay mayor, had told them the same thing. The fourth, Amanda Fritz, declined to comment. Efforts to reach Mr. Adams were unsuccessful. The Oregonian’s editorial page has called for his resignation, as...
  • Re-Education by the State

    11/30/2008 2:00:58 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 13 replies · 837+ views
    Brussels Journal ^ | Nov 23, 2008 | Tiberge
    This poster from the French government is aimed at reassuring young people who are "discovering" themselves that there is no difference between homosexuality and heterosexuality. It reads: The only difference between homosexuality and heterosexuality is homophobia. When you are an adolescent and wondering about your emotional and sexual orientation, you may unfortunately also discover homophobia and its violence. This period in your life is often difficult to endure and can lead to serious problems, sometimes even suicide. A national re-education campaign signed by: The Ministry of Health, Youth, Sports and Related Associations; and the National Institute of Health.
  • Homophobia Questionnaire

    08/14/2008 3:41:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 132 replies · 1,082+ views
    Weigh your attitudes and beliefs about homosexuals on the "Homophobia Scale" and see how you rank.
  • Days of Silence

    07/08/2008 1:43:26 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 7 replies · 139+ views
    Campus Report ^ | July 8, 2008 | Bethany Stotts
    Days of Silence Bethany Stotts, July 08, 2008 Same-sex marriage isn’t the only pro-gay policy making waves in California. Now school districts with bullying problems are forming alliances with organizations such as the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) and the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), often at the behest of the American Civil Liberties Union. Upper Lake Union Elementary School District (ULUESD) recently decided to adopt comprehensive “sensitivity” policies following an ACLU lawsuit over the alleged assault of a 14-year-old student last Fall. The ACLU recently issued a press release celebrating the out-of-court settlement with the California school district. “We’re...
  • Muslim gang attacks gay catwalk model (dragged off catwalk and beaten)

    06/07/2008 3:28:01 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 92 replies · 303+ views
    Pink News ^ | 6/6/08
    Gay people in Holland have been shocked by a public attack on a gay man in Amsterdam. Model Mike Du Pree was taking part in a fashion show to promote tolerance towards gay people when a gang of ten Muslim youths dragged him from the catwalk and beat him. A right wing Dutch MP has called for the youths to be deported. Mr Du Pree's nose was broken in the attack, which was motivated by homophobia. The fashion event was held on a public holiday marking the birth of Holland's late Queen Julianna. Newspaper Gay Krant reports that a bystander...
  • Homophobia, Racism, Sexism, Bigotry, Greed And So On: Arbitrary Social Constructs?

    05/08/2008 7:40:03 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 45 replies · 251+ views
    5/8/2008 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    "Either relativism is a genuine theory in which a real assertion is made, or else it isn't. But any attempt to assert relativism without relying on just-plain truth [absolute] would inevitably fail, because it would generate an infinite regress. And, of course, any assertion of relativism that does not rely on just-plain truth would be-self defeating. So it looks like any apparent assertion of relativism is either self-defeating or else is not a real assertion, but something more like an empty slogan." (Jubien, Michael. Contemporary Metaphysics. Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell, 1997) "The only way the relativist can avoid the painful dilemma...
  • Sex, Lies, and Watergate Tapes

    12/04/2007 1:00:16 PM PST · by bs9021 · 13 replies · 91+ views
    Campus Report ^ | December 4, 2007 | Malcolm Kline
    Sex, Lies and Watergate Tapes by: Malcolm A. Kline, December 04, 2007 Only an academic would comb the Watergate tapes looking for Richard Nixon’s views on homosexuality. As it turns out, the 37th president’s observations on the subject were extensive and fairly well-defined. “On May 13, 1971, the president, responding to the television sitcom All in the Family, whose Meathead character (Archie Bunker’s son-in-law) Nixon decided ‘apparently goes both ways,’ sputtered in a secretly recorded conversation about homosexuality to his nearly mute aides,” Northwestern University professor Michael S. Sherry writes in the September 7, 2007 issue of the Chronicle of...
  • Larry Craig uses campaign funds for legal fees

    10/23/2007 5:49:09 AM PDT · by Sopater · 20 replies · 292+ views
    Politico ^ | October 22, 2007
    Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) has used $23,000 in campaign funds to pay the top Washington ethics lawyer, Stan Brand, who is fighting his case before the Senate ethics committee, according to Craig’s latest filing with the Federal Election Commission. No additional legal expenses appear in the report, but they eventually will. Craig, according to his office, has decided to use his campaign committee for attorney fees related to his criminal defense in Minnesota as well. “A better read (of the latest report) is that Stan Brand bills more quickly,” Craig’s spokesman, Dan Whiting, wrote in an email. The report covers...
  • Homophobic? Hang him high!

    10/07/2007 9:24:45 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 13 replies · 1,042+ views ^ | October 6, 2007 | Jack Cashill
    Although much of my new book, "What's the Matter With California," is humorous, this is one story from that book which is not. Steven Nary has spent the last 11 years in prison for daring to defend himself against homosexual rape by an illegal alien in San Francisco. Read "Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 for more background. This is the final of 5 parts featured this week in WorldNetDaily. Parental discretion is strongly advised.While awaiting trial in the San Francisco City Jail for the murder of Juan Pifarre, a gay man and a Hispanic activist, Steven...
  • Pardon Poor Larry Craig (Barf on Both Your Houses)

    09/22/2007 7:46:21 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 13 replies · 296+ views
    New York Times ^ | 23 September 2007 | Frank Rich
    I DID nothing wrong," said Larry Craig at the start of his long national nightmare as America's favorite running, or perhaps sitting, gag. That's the truth. Justice lovers of all sexual persuasions must rally to save the Idaho senator before he is forced to prematurely evacuate his seat. Time's running out. The final reckoning may arrive this week. On Wednesday, a Minnesota court will hear Mr. Craig's argument to throw out the guilty plea he submitted by mail after being caught in a June sex sting in the Minneapolis airport. If he succeeds, there's a chance he might rescind his...
  • Experts: For many gays, public sex means privacy

    08/30/2007 9:42:09 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 145 replies · 3,019+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | August 30 07 | Idaho Stateman
    Many men who solicit sex in public places often are conflicted sexually and seek sex in those locations to maintain anonymity, psychiatric experts say. Dr. Fred Berlin, an associate professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore, compared homosexual sex at public places with heterosexual men who go to secret parts of town to solicit prostitutes and to drug addicts who find dealers on street corners away from their neighborhoods. "This is not as complicated as people think," Berlin said. "It is often a case of people with very strong sexual cravings that are difficult to resist, people...
  • Lesbian priest among nominees for Episcopal bishop

    08/28/2007 5:59:55 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 32 replies · 464+ views
    CNN ^ | 8/28/2007 | AP
    The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago included an openly lesbian priest among five nominees for bishop Tuesday, as fellow Anglicans demand that the church bar gay bishops. The Rev. Tracey Lind, dean of Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland, who has a female partner, will be on the November 10 ballot. If she wins, she would be the second bishop living with a same-sex partner in the Episcopal Church. New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson, who has a male partner, was consecrated in 2003, pushing the world Anglican Communion to the brink of schism.
  • Brazil Government Will Use Taxpayer Dollars for Sex Change Operations

    08/23/2007 11:37:12 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 182+ views ^ | August 22, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Brazil Government Will Use Taxpayer Dollars for Sex Change Operations By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman BRASILIA, August 22, 2007 ( -- The Brazilian Ministry of Health has announced that the government will begin to provide free sex-change operations the public, in compliance with a government initiated court order. The decision, rendered by Brazil's Fourth Regional Federal Court, decreed that sex-change operations are a "right" covered by Brazil's constitution, which guarantees "health care" to all citizens. The approval of free sex change operations was largely a staged event by the socialist administration of Luiz Lula, who has been Brazil's president since 2003....
  • Church plans to keep gay pastor { Schmeling - ELCA }

    08/13/2007 2:05:09 PM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 645+ views
    AP via ^ | 8/13/7 | Dorie Turner - Associated Press
    ATLANTA -- The message was clear as congregants filed out of St. John's Lutheran Church sanctuary on Sunday: The Rev. Bradley Schmeling isn't going anywhere. With hugs and cheers, members of Atlanta's oldest Lutheran church celebrated Schmeling, the pastor who has been at the center of a denomination-wide battle over the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's treatment of gay clergy. The show of support came a day after the national assembly of the ELCA in Chicago urged bishops to refrain from defrocking gay and lesbian ministers who violate a celibacy rule, but fell short of permitting ordained gays churchwide. Schmeling...
  • Outrage as US Lutherans Ease Rules on Pastors in Gay Relationships

    08/11/2007 5:12:12 PM PDT · by lightman · 192 replies · 3,182+ views
    Christian Today ^ | 11 August AD 2007 | Daniel Blake
    Outrage as US Lutherans Ease Rules on Pastors in Gay Relationships The largest Lutheran body in the US has caused outrage in the wider Christian community as it controversially decided not to punish homosexual clergy who are in sexual relationships, according to an announcement made on Saturday. by Daniel Blake Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2007, 19:50 (BST) The largest Lutheran body in the US has caused outrage in the wider Christian community as it controversially decided not to punish homosexual clergy who are in sexual relationships, according to an announcement made on Saturday. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)...
  • ELCA assembly slips practicing gays in back door to pulpit

    08/12/2007 3:56:41 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 17 replies · 2,914+ views
    WordAlone Network ^ | 8/11/07 | Betsy Carlson
    While the churchwide assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America shut the front door for now on allowing ministers in same-sex relationships to serve the denomination, they essentially told them to go to the back door and come in. The assembly, meeting in Chicago this week, voted to refer most resolutions on homosexual behavior and ordination standards to a task force on human sexuality that is preparing a social statement for the 2009 churchwide assembly, thus taking the resolutions out of consideration at this assembly. More significantly, the assembly closed the front door when it defeated a resolution that...
  • 'Sinners' and 'repentance' too 'narrow' at assembly

    08/11/2007 6:06:08 AM PDT · by lightman · 5 replies · 349+ views
    Word Alone Network ^ | 7 August AD 2007 | Betsy Carlson
    (Chicago) By late Tuesday afternoon, the Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, meeting in Chicago this week, photo of Betsy Carlson re-elected Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson and adopted a five-year initiative to encourage and support ELCA members, clergy and institutions to hear, read and study "God's Word" more than they have been. Hanson, who needed a 75 percent majority vote for re-election, received 88 percent on the second ballot on Tuesday morning. This will be his second and final six-year term because of ELCA term limits. The Bible reading and study initiative, "Book of Faith: Lutherans Read...
  • Sexuality Matters Concluded, sort of [ELCA]

    08/11/2007 9:14:44 AM PDT · by lightman · 7 replies · 399+ views
    American Lutheran Publicity Bureau ^ | 11 August AD 2007 | Richard Johnson
    After morning prayer, a voting member immediately came to the microphone and moved that the text of any further am endments that might be offered on Category E be printed and distributed (so that the Assembly would have wording ahead of time). Chair spoke about the difficulty of this, since persons who may be contemplating such a substitute and may have handed it in, may in fact ultimately decide not to introduce it. He consulted with the Parliamentarian, who said it was appropriate, but still logistically difficult. As this was being discussed, there was a problem with the p.a. system...
  • Lutherans (ELCA) to allow pastors in gay relationships

    08/11/2007 2:07:10 PM PDT · by Triggerhippie · 119 replies · 4,535+ views
    Al Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/11/07 | Al Reuters
    Homosexual Lutheran clergy who are in sexual relationships will be able to serve as pastors, the largest U.S. Lutheran body said on Saturday. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) passed a resolution at its annual assembly urging bishops to refrain from disciplining pastors who are in "faithful committed same-gender relationships." The resolution passed by a vote of 538-431. "The Church ... has just said 'Do not do punishments'," said Phil Soucy, spokesman for Lutherans Concerned, a gay-lesbian rights group within the church. "That is huge." The ELCA, which has 4.8 million members, had previously allowed gays to serve as...