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  • Same-Sex Kiss Day Held at Starbucks Nationwide

    04/03/2009 2:52:48 PM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 73 replies · 3,939+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 3/27/2009 | Demi Bardsley
    “Show up at a Starbucks on Tax Day at 7:15 AM, 12:15 PM, 5:15 PM, or 8:15 PM , buy a cuppa joe, then share a kiss with your sweetie, or a friend, or even a long-time crush! RAWR!” While Starbucks is doing what it can for America’s nutrition with its new Vivanno drink, and at the same time working for the environment by introducing cups that reduce overall “greenhouse gas emissions,” it is unfortunately about to become a site for major cultural pollution.
  • Vanity: homophobia vs homoseximisia

    03/21/2009 4:18:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies · 516+ views
    My brain | 3/21/2009 | me, myself, and I
    I am sick of the left pushing an inaccurate definition of a word in our society. That word is homophobia. The popular (and inaccurate) definition of "homophobia" is one who fears and loathes homosexuals The _accurate_ definition of homophobia is one who has an irrational fear of monotony (doing the same thing over and over again) homo: the same phobia: the fear of homo+phobia: the fear of the same The effect of applying this word "homophobia" to those of us who are disgusted by homosexuality is that we have an irrational fear of it. Nothing can be farther from the...
  • “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
    wnd.com ^ | 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
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 22, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Brazil Government Will Use Taxpayer Dollars for Sex Change Operations By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman BRASILIA, August 22, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- 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 Macon.com ^ | 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...
  • Church Cancels Memorial for Gay Navy Vet

    08/11/2007 10:08:38 PM PDT · by KerryOnNoMore · 174 replies · 2,986+ views
    FOX News ^ | August 11, 2007 | Angela K. Brown
    "We did decline to host the service _ not based on hatred, not based on discrimination, but based on principle," Simons told The Associated Press. "Had we known it on the day they first spoke about it _ yes, we would have declined then. It's not that we didn't love the family." Simons said the decision had nothing to do with the obituary. He said the church offered to pay for another site for the service, made the video and provided food for more than 100 relatives and friends. "Even though we could not condone that lifestyle, we went above...
  • Homosexual Christians??

    08/12/2007 3:46:23 PM PDT · by ForEternity · 73 replies · 1,222+ views
    For the life of me I have never been able to figure this one out; so called gay christians. Gay Baptists We hope Rainbow Baptists and the official AWAB site can be your starting places for Christian gay and lesbian related information. Simply knowing Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world is not the same as following Jesus Christ. A Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ. You can not be a practicing homosexual and be a legitimate Christian at the same time. And by legitimate I mean in the eyes of God. The methodist performing homosexual marriages Link...
  • Michael Moore’s Next Film To Take On Homophobia? (gag)

    07/13/2007 3:45:34 AM PDT · by Baladas · 57 replies · 1,447+ views
    Slashfilm ^ | July 11th, 2007 | Peter Sciretta
    Michael Moore has tackled Downsizing, School Shootings, the culture of fear, The Iraq War, President Bush, and most recently - the American healthcare system. What’s next for the controversial documentary filmmaker? Homophobia. That’s right, Moore has revealed that homophobia and the anti-gay Christian right movement might be the topic of his next documentary. “I think it’s a very ripe subject for someone like me to make a movie about. Simply because we are not there yet and it remains one of the last open wounds on our soul that we are not willing to fix yet,” Moore told The Advocate....
  • ENGLAND AND RADICAL ISLAM (Reinhard)

    04/08/2007 8:53:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies · 1,251+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | April 8, 2007 | David Reinhard
    Sunday, April 8, 2007 "Peace in our time." Neville Chamberlain's umbrella. The British prime minister's appeasement of evil at Munich in 1938. It all came rushing back this past week, but before Iran and Great Britain worked up the return British sailors and marines taken hostage and humiliated by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government. No, the appeasement in the service of peaceful relations is happening on the home front in Great Britain. Last Monday brought word that a new government-backed study found British schools are dropping the Holocaust from history lessons for fear of riling up Muslim students. That's right, teachers...
  • Spanish 'El Pais' left-wing journalist blames Poland for Holocaust (Poles respond: It's ridiculous)

    03/21/2007 11:31:07 AM PDT · by JoAnka · 63 replies · 1,010+ views
    Polish Radio External Service ^ | March 21, 2007 | Joanna Najfeld
    In her article published in the large Spanish El Pais daily, Pilar Rahola, left-wing politician and journalist accused Poland of participation in the Holocaust. Poles are taken aback. Poland is responsible for mass genocide of two-thirds of the European Jewish population, the current Polish government oppresses the people by making them come clean about their communist past and discrimination of all sorts flourishes in the heart of Europe, claims a radical leftist journalist and politician in a controversial article published in the Spanish El Pais daily. It's ridiculous, judgmental and totally at odds with facts, responds the Polish side. Paweł...
  • "Homophobia Law" to Impact Homilies, Seminaries (in Brazil)

    03/20/2007 11:01:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies · 746+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | March 18, 2007
    BRASILIA, Brazil, MARCH 18, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Debate continues over so-called homophobia legislation, which seeks to criminalize anything considered a condemnation of homosexuality, including priests who speak against the practice in homilies. Priests could face two to five years imprisonment for preaching against homosexuality. And a rector of a seminary who refuses admission to a homosexual student could face three to five years. Thursday, Brazil's Senate declined to vote on the legislation. Instead, the senators decided to form a work group, which will organize public audiences to hear specialists on the subject. According to ZENIT sources, a number of citizens voiced...
  • ABC Primetime: brother-sister incest- yuck] We were warned: gay "rights" leads to this

    02/20/2007 9:12:06 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 59 replies · 3,722+ views
    Primetime ^ | Feb 19 2007 | Primetime
    ABC Primetime has a segment on, now, about a brother and sister who want to marry. First they softened us up with gay "rights" - now, the next rung down the ladder to barbarism. You supporters of Rudy for President - a gay rights advocate - this is what you're buying into: a slippery slope to barbarism.
  • Snickers Pulls Anti-Gay Super Bowl Ads

    02/06/2007 9:04:52 AM PST · by SLB · 168 replies · 5,767+ views
    Truth Dig ^ | Feb 5, 2007 | Unk
    UPDATE: Snickers parent company Mars has pulled the anti-homosexual ads it was hosting on its website—expressing regret and saying it will never air them again. # Earlier: Snickers aired an ad during the Super Bowl that featured two men reacting in violent disgust after accidentally kissing while eating a candy bar. While the ad may be a satirical dig at homophobes, the candy company appeared to affirm an anti-gay message on its website—where there were, until a few hours ago, videos of NFL players grimacing in similar disgust at the kiss. (Message to viewers: Manly men should be disgusted by...
  • Canadian City Councillor Fined $1000 for Saying Homosexuality “not Normal or Natural”

    02/01/2007 8:03:15 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 22 replies · 607+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | John-Henry Westen and Gudrun Schultz
    Catholic Councillor had his business door vandalized with graffiti - “Homophobia Die” KAMLOOPS, BC, January 18, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Catholic city councillor in Kamloops, British Columbia, who was himself the victim of the crime of vandalism due to his faith, has been forced to apologize and pay a homosexual activist couple $1000. The couple filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal which was accepted and was to go to the hearing stage. Strangely, it was councillor who was shown true discrimination worthy of a human rights complaint. In June, the councillor opposed a homosexual pride proclamation, after...
  • Beating in Jerusalem ends gay Palestinian Americans' plans

    11/11/2006 6:36:44 PM PST · by SmithL · 20 replies · 1,074+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/11/6 | Matthew Kalman
    One man in group allegedly attacked by angry Muslims - Jerusalem -- A group of gay Palestinian Americans canceled a planned pride march in East Jerusalem on Friday after one of them was beaten unconscious by a local man who said he was from the Waqf Muslim religious authority. The beating incident occurred on the same day an Israeli gay pride rally went ahead as scheduled, though without a planned march through city streets. The march had been called off after threats by religious and right-wing opponents to mount huge counterdemonstrations. Only minor violence marred the event. East Jerusalem was...
  • Homophobia and the GOP (a good laugh)

    10/07/2006 7:06:02 AM PDT · by PolishProud · 72 replies · 1,759+ views
    Newsweek ^ | October 7,2005 | Eleanor Cliff
    Oct. 6, 2006 - Republicans booed their likely next House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, when she rose to speak Wednesday evening “not only as Democratic leader but as a mother and grandmother.” Some shouted “Jefferson,” a lame attempt to find equivalency between a disgraced Democrat, Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson, currently under investigation for allegedly taking kickbacks, and Florida Republican Mark Foley, (snip) What Foley did was not about being gay but about abusing his power over young students—and it was compounded by the actions of his colleagues whose silence made them complicit.(snip) The public is right to be disgusted with Foley’s...
  • MANN TALK: An Answer to a Homophobic Pastor’s Letter

    09/13/2006 1:09:17 PM PDT · by Keli Kilohana · 29 replies · 1,135+ views
    Hunting Newspaper ^ | Perry Mann
    MANN TALK: An Answer to a Homophobic Pastor’s Letter By Perry Mann Hinton, WV (HNN) – The following is a letter verbatim that appeared in the Sept. 4, 2006 edition of the Charleston Gazette: “Editor: California’s assembly recently passed four bills designed to prohibit or punish anyone who promotes traditional views on marriage and family in the state school system. “Homosexual activists are undermining First Amendment guarantees of free speech by seeking to forbid any view that disagrees with or identifies the danger of homosexual lifestyle. “Moreover, these activists would require California textbooks, which will be produced for many states...
  • Poland's Kaczynski denies homophobia and anti-Semitism

    08/30/2006 10:39:06 AM PDT · by lizol · 12 replies · 309+ views
    Monsters and Critics ^ | Aug 30, 2006
    Poland's Kaczynski denies homophobia and anti-Semitism Aug 30, 2006, 16:43 GMT Brussels - On his first official trip to the European Union headquarters, Polish Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski Tuesday denied allegations that his government was tough on homosexuals and that there was rising anti-Semitism in the country. As EU commission president Jose Manuel Barroso prodded Kaczynski to step up Warsaw's commitment to EU values, Kaczynski said he had managed to set the record straight about 'a number of misunderstandings and doubts' about Poland's Europeanness. Homosexuality was widely accepted in Polish politics and society and 'has never been a problem at...
  • On Rights, Poland Says, Judge Us by Our Deeds

    06/25/2006 10:40:24 AM PDT · by lizol · 1 replies · 217+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 25, 2006 | Janusz Reiter
    On Rights, Poland Says, Judge Us by Our Deeds (1 Letter) Published: June 25, 2006 To the Editor: Re "Poland's Bigoted Government" (editorial, June 11): Poland is a party to numerous international treaties and conventions that provide for strong safeguards of human rights and democratic standards. Therefore, it is with respect and gratitude that I read the June 18 letter from the chief rabbi of Poland, Michael Schudrich, in response to your editorial. Rabbi Schudrich gave an account of the reactions of Polish leaders to an anti-Semitic incident that he fell victim to a few weeks ago in Warsaw. This...
  • Culture wars at the EU parliament

    06/24/2006 11:01:55 AM PDT · by lizol · 7 replies · 368+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 23.06.2006 | Bogdan Zaryn
    Culture wars at the EU parliament 23.06.2006 The European Parliament has passed a resolution, which calls for EU member states to take a more active stance in the fight against homophobia, racism and anti-Semitism. Polish politicians are outraged. Report by Bogdan Zaryn Last year Warsaw came under fire from gay activist groups world wide for banning an Equality Parade. This year the parade went on without a hitch but Poland’s gay community still feels persecuted. The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for several EU member states including Poland to take a more active approach in the fight against...
  • Polish government ‘not intolerant or homophobic’

    06/22/2006 12:23:36 PM PDT · by lizol · 14 replies · 440+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 22.06.06 | Krysia Kolosowska
    Polish government ‘not intolerant or homophobic’ The Polish government has protested against a resolution of the European Parliament lambasting Poland for intolerance, claiming that it was drawn up by ‘extreme groups’. Krysia Kolosowska reports 22.06.06 Polish parliamentary speaker Marek Jurek sent a letter to the European Parliament arguing that its resolution is harmful to Poland and is promoting an ideology of homosexual groups. Jurek said that charging Poland with homophobia is unjustified and called it an aggression from extreme left wing groupings in the European Parliament. “It’s not fully realized in Poland that this anti-Polish resolution was actually passed by...
  • Homoophobia--Nature, not Nuture?

    06/17/2006 4:11:43 AM PDT · by Hillary'sMoralVoid · 96 replies · 2,320+ views
    HMV
    The gay movement seems to want to paint homophobia as some kind of disease, my friend Ted thinks differently. When Ted was 12, he had a keen interest model airplanes. He would save his money and build every one that he could get his hands on. Ted's neighbor Brad was 16, yet always tried to befriend Ted. Ted describes what he could only call a natural fear of this individual, he talked about "warning signs, unsolicited feelings of discomfort and fear." One day Ted saw Brad at a hobby store buying a model airplane. Brad related that he, too, was...
  • EU assembly resolution names Poland as nation of growing intolerance

    06/16/2006 10:40:25 AM PDT · by lizol · 56 replies · 1,446+ views
    People's Daily Online ^ | June 16, 2006
    EU assembly resolution names Poland as nation of growing intolerance The European Parliament on Thursday adopted a resolution which named Poland as a country of "growing intolerance stemming from racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and homophobia", the PAP news agency reported. The resolution was adopted with 310 members of European Parliament voting for, 161 (mostly Poles) against and 102 abstaining. "The EU should take appropriate measures to express its concerns and notably to address the participation in the government of the League of Polish Families (LPR), whose leaders incite people to hatred and violence," said the resolution. "The European Parliament reminds Poland...
  • Poland's Bigoted Government [Usual Suspects Barf Alert]

    06/11/2006 1:22:33 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 23 replies · 484+ views
    New York Times ^ | 6/11/06 | NYT Editorial board
    Some formerly Communist countries that eagerly joined the European Union are balking at the social policies that come with democracy. They are led by the union's largest new member, Poland, which is now run by a right-wing nationalist government that seems intent on violating the rights of minority groups, beginning with an attack on gays. The government is led by the conservative Law and Justice Party, founded by the identical twin brothers who now run Poland: Lech Kaczynski, the country's president, and his brother Jaroslaw, who leads the party. Law and Justice got its parliamentary majority by aligning itself with...
  • Poland: Official Homophobia Threatens Basic Freedoms

    06/05/2006 12:43:15 PM PDT · by lizol · 34 replies · 747+ views
    Reuters ^ | 05 May 2006
    Poland: Official Homophobia Threatens Basic Freedoms 05 May 2006 18:41:00 GMT Source: Human Rights Watch (New York, June 5, 2006) - Recent threats by Polish officials against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists and organizations threaten everyone's basic freedoms, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Prime Minister Kasimierz Marcinkiewicz. Poland's State Prosecutor has reportedly instructed local prosecutors to launch investigations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations and their "pedophilic actions." Human Rights Watch said that anti-gay actions and comments by numerous officials constitute a pattern of repression in Poland. "Poland's leaders have stoked the...
  • Semi-News: California Legislation Would Require Teaching "Gay History"

    04/24/2006 5:01:32 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies · 376+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 22 Apr 2006 | John Semmens
    A bill that would require California public school textbooks to include "gay history" is making its way through the state legislature. The bill, SB 1437, passed a state Senate committee by a vote of 3-1 and is expected to be debated in the full body in the coming days. It would require textbooks to include "the contributions of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender to the total development of California and the United States." The bill also would prohibit teachers from saying anything "adversely" about homosexuality. State Assemblyman Ben Dover (D-S.F.) says it's about time children learned about...
  • Subway: The New King of Junk Food

    04/08/2006 7:29:41 AM PDT · by Cvengr · 194 replies · 3,940+ views
    What's the largest fast junk food chain in the country? Wrong. It's not McDonald's. It's Subway. Subway overtook McDonald's last year in the United States and now has 15,874 locations in the U.S. compared to 11,533 for McDonald's. Worldwide, Subway has 21,528 restaurants in 75 countries. McDonald's has more than 30,000 restaurants in 119 countries. Subway founder Fred DeLuca says he wants 30,000 outlets worldwide by 2010. Of course, Subway would not want you to think that it is not a fast junk food chain. In fact, the privately held firm has overtaken McDonald's by riding a wave of publicity...
  • West Sac mayor ends his silence - he's gay

    03/30/2006 10:19:26 AM PST · by SmithL · 106 replies · 3,161+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 3/30/6 | Ed Fletcher
    West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon has anxiously kept his sexual orientation a secret his entire political career. He broke his silence on the subject Wednesday night at the annual State of the City dinner at West Sacramento City Hall. "The pressure and the stigma and sometimes the all too casual bigotry in this town made it painfully clear when I first ran for office that I could either serve this community or I could be a gay man. But I could not be both," Cabaldon said. His disclosure - planned well in advance - concluded a speech focusing on...
  • A Homophobe Comes Out: Free at Last!

    03/09/2006 7:21:32 PM PST · by found_one · 15 replies · 855+ views
    Alainsnewsletter ^ | 3-9-06 | Don Laigle
    By Don Laigle I was once afraid people would find out I was “different” (know what I mean?). I am really angry at having to keep all those feelings pent up all those years. Angry at those who put me in this straight jacket, and actually even angry at myself. But I recently heard about a new theory that I have come to accept as fact: there is a gene that makes people like me, see? I know it because I feel it. And I know liberals will be able to appreciate this, because there is not a shred of...
  • History Swings Both Ways (Mark Steyn On Islamists Not Into The "Brokeback Mountain" Thing Alert)

    03/05/2006 4:26:31 AM PST · by goldstategop · 62 replies · 2,069+ views
    Western Standard ^ | 02/27/06 | Mark Steyn
    Well, it's true that the average 25-year-old does not feel about homosexuality the way his great-grandfather felt at that age. In that sense, there is indeed a "rising tide." But the salient feature of tides is that they go out again. Whatever their appeals to virtue, inevitablist theories of history are always the weakest--the notion that progress is a ratchet effect, moving irreversibly in one direction. On September 10, 2001, for example, not many commentators in North America or Europe paid much attention to the views of Islamic lobby groups. The idea that whether something does or does not cause...
  • Brokeback Boston Legal (Vanity)

    03/02/2006 6:43:20 AM PST · by Dr._Joseph_Warren · 14 replies · 844+ views
    03/02/06 | Dr. Joseph Warren
    Question for those who watched this weeks Boston Legal. I have the distinct impression that two of the main characters, close buddies Denny Crane and Alan Shore, will soon have a 'brokeback mountain' episode. The writers have already had them sleeping in the same room on a fishing trip, then sharing a bed to combat Alan's 'night terrors'. Now Alan is moving in with Denny to comfort him through his recent marriage/divorce. The writers repeatedly use the Denny Crane character as a useful conservative idiot. This season, each episode has become more ultra-liberal agenda pushing than the next. It truly...
  • Claim: Kerry Aide Used Gay Smear to Help Defeat Incumbent Senator

    08/05/2003 7:19:06 AM PDT · by bedolido · 9 replies · 427+ views
    Talon News ^ | 08/05/03 | Jeff Gannon
    WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- In 1996, Jim Jordan, campaign manager for Democrat presidential contender Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), was press secretary for Tim Johnson during his challenge to then-incumbent Sen. Larry Pressler (R-SD). The long, negative campaign resulted in the end of the South Dakota Republican's 22 years in Congress. During the campaign, Pressler was dogged by questions about his health, since his father suffered with Alzheimer's disease. But the most damaging attack was delivered by James Abourezk, the man Pressler replaced in the Senate in 1978. Abourezk brought Alexander Cockburn, author of "Washington Babylon" to speak to a Sioux...
  • Judge calls pedophile 'the worst I have ever sentenced' (Gives a 467 year sentence)

    02/11/2006 12:02:17 PM PST · by wagglebee · 58 replies · 3,894+ views
    SignOnSanDiego ^ | 2/9/06 | SignOnSanDiego
    SAN DIEGO – A pedophile who was part of the international child pornography ring that exchanged videos and photos of themselves molesting children was sentenced Thursday to more than 467 years to life in state prison. Paul Whitmore, a former counselor for autistic children, was convicted Nov. 30 of 51 felony charges, including committing a lewd act on a child, aggravated sexual assault on a child, posing a minor for pictures involving sexual conduct for commercial purposes and attempting to dissuade a witness from reporting a crime. The verdicts included special allegations of bondage, sodomy, sexual penetration, oral copulation and...