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  • Lesbian Catholic religious education coordinator denied award from the Archdiocese of St. Paul

    05/26/2003 6:49:30 PM PDT · by Coleus · 154 replies · 733+ views
    <p>A Catholic religious education coordinator was denied an award from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Wednesday evening because she is a lesbian, prompting a protest at the dinner honoring the other 17 recipients.</p> <p>About 200 members of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church demonstrated Wednesday night in support of Kathy Itzin, the church's religious education coordinator. Itzin, a member of St. Joan's, was to be one of 18 archdiocesan workers honored for their work in teaching young people about the faith. She is in a relationship with a partner, and they have four children, ages 10 to 16.</p>
  • St. Louis Archbishop Warns of Upcoming “Persecution” over Abortion and Homosexuality

    02/10/2005 7:45:57 AM PST · by NYer · 36 replies · 1,493+ views
    LifeSite ^ | February 10, 2005
    ST. LOUIS, February 9, 2005 ( - In an interview with, St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke said that as Catholics continue to speak out on life and family issues they will face persecution. “There is going to be a persecution with regard to this, that’s clear,” said the Archbishop. The media has painted the St. Louis church leader as a mean-spirited bully, yet in person he is soft-spoken and kind with a keen sense of the truth and an urgency to convey it for the salvation of souls. Rather than using high-sounding platitudes which coast over the heads of...
  • Group Sees Hypocrisy in Schools' Embracing 'Gay Pride,' Rejecting 'In God We Trust'

    10/18/2005 6:43:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 64 replies · 1,341+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 10.18.05 | Jim Brown and Jenni Parker
    Group Sees Hypocrisy in Schools' Embracing 'Gay Pride,' Rejecting 'In God We Trust'The same school board that ignored parents' objections and allowed what many regard as a "gay pride" flag to be placed in a Livingston County, Michigan, high school has repeatedly rejected the idea of displaying posters featuring the U.S. national motto "In God We Trust."Despite outrage from pro-family community members, Howell (Michigan) High School has refused to take down the rainbow-colored "diversity flag" that some students and parents who associate the emblem with homosexual pride find offensive. However, when the group called the Livingston Organization for Values in...
  • Lesbian couple wins right to have names on birth certificate

    05/26/2005 9:45:58 PM PDT · by Coleus · 67 replies · 1,345+ views
    Newsday ^ | 05.26.05 | WAYNE PARRY
    NEWARK, N.J. -- From the moment they held hands, pledged their love and signed documents in New York registering themselves as domestic partners, Kimberly Robinson and Jeanne LoCicero considered themselves a family. And when they decided to have a baby through artificial insemination, the Essex County couple wanted the courts to consider them one as well. On Wednesday, they got their wish. In a first-of-its kind ruling in New Jersey, a judge granted LoCicero full co-parenting rights to the baby Robinson bore, without having to go through lengthy adoption proceedings. Thus, they will both be listed as parents on the...
  • The Knights and the lesbians: Exhibit A in same-sex uproar

    02/02/2005 12:17:07 PM PST · by NYer · 71 replies · 4,145+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | February 2, 2005 | Michael Valpy
    Deborah Chymyshyn and Tracey Smith found just the hall they wanted to rent for their wedding reception. It was located behind a church in the Vancouver suburb of Port Coquitlam and managed by the Knights of Columbus, an organization they thought was the same as the Elks.That mistake -- confusing the Elks with the Knights -- has taken them into the epicentre of the national debate on same-sex marriage, with Stephen Harper and the federal Conservatives citing the couple as Exhibit A in the Tories' declaration that government legislation unveiled yesterday permitting homosexuals to marry will result in severe assaults...
  • 'Little Black Book' Teaches Kids 'Gay' Sex

    05/17/2005 12:01:52 PM PDT · by 84rules · 30 replies · 1,610+ views ^ | May 17, 2005 |
    © 2005 A Massachusetts activist organization today will mark the one-year anniversary of same-sex marriage in the state by discussing the "dark underbelly" of the institution in front of Boston's City Hall. The Article 8 Alliance" claims the state's schools have become more active in pushing homosexuality with students, pointing to an April 30 event at Brookline High School. Sponsored by the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network, the event, said the Article 8 Alliance, featured a "hard-core pornographic homosexual 'how-to' booklet given to hundreds of kids." "The book was prominently distributed at the first table, right after registration, where...
  • Why is HIV So Prevalent in Africa?

    04/29/2005 10:08:42 PM PDT · by David Lane · 33 replies · 6,092+ views ^ | April 2005 | Michael Fumento
    Why is HIV So Prevalent in Africa? By Michael Fumento Tech Central Station, April 15, 2005 Copyright 2005 Tech Central Station Massive airdrops of condoms won't stop African AIDS.   Ninety-nine percent of AIDS and HIV cases in Africa come from sexual transmission, and virtually all is heterosexual. So says the World Health Organization, with other agencies toeing the line. Some massive condom airdrops accompanied by a persuasive propaganda campaign would practically make the epidemic vanish overnight. Or would it? A determined renegade group of three scientists has fought for years &#8211; with little success &#8211; to get out...
  • Gay Activists Welcomed in LA, Not in St. Paul or Chicago

    05/16/2005 12:20:15 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 45 replies · 731+ views
    May. 16 ( - Homosexual activists of the Rainbow Sash movement were denied Communion in St. Paul, Minnesota, but welcomed at the cathedral in Los Angeles, during their annual Pentecost Sunday protest. Each year, members of the Rainbow Sash movement stage major demonstrations on Pentecost Sunday, wearing their distinctive sashes to advertise their disagreement with Church teachings regarding the morality of homosexual acts. In 2004, the group had its most noteworthy confrontation in St. Paul, where Archbishop Harry Flynn administered the Eucharist to protestors wearing their sashes, over the protests of other Catholics at the cathedral. Later, in response to...
  • Gay Group Denied Holy Communion (Minnesota)

    05/15/2005 1:48:32 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 39 replies · 1,536+ views
    WCCO ^ | 5/15/2005
    A group of about 100 gay Roman Catholics and their supporters were denied Holy Communion at Pentecost Mass at the Cathederal of St. Paul today.
  • PTA conference disallows equal access for ex-gays

    05/10/2005 6:12:19 AM PDT · by worldclass · 26 replies · 736+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/10/05 | George Archibald
    The National PTA, representing 26,000 local affiliates, solicited a workshop and exhibit by Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) for public school action against anti-homosexual beliefs at the PTA's convention next month. But another group, Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) of Alexandria, was rejected as an exhibitor at the June 24-26 convention in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Flynn denies communion to sash wearers

    05/08/2005 1:26:32 AM PDT · by kingattax · 68 replies · 1,819+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | May 6, 2005 | Darlene Prois
    Responding to a directive from the Vatican, Archbishop Harry Flynn has advised all parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to deny communion to anyone wearing a rainbow-colored sash. For the past four years, supporters of the Rainbow Sash Alliance USA -- a group of Catholics who are active in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community -- have worn the sashes to receive communion at the St. Paul Cathedral on Pentecost Sunday, the anniversary date of the group's founding in 1998. Last year the service was disrupted when a group of 40 laymen protested the activists receiving...
  • Top Vatican Cardinal: Gay Marriage is "A Crime Which represents the Destruction of the World"

    05/08/2005 9:57:30 PM PDT · by Coleus · 37 replies · 1,175+ views
    Top Vatican Cardinal: Gay Marriage is "A Crime Which represents the Destruction of the World" Gay Adoption "Destroy's the Child's Future" and is "An Act of Moral Violence Against the Child" VATICAN, May 3, 2005 ( - On the first business day after meeting privately with newly elected Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Alfonso López Trujillo, gave one of the strongest statements defending the traditional family in recent memory.  The Cardinal, who was reinstated in his post as President of the Pontifical Council for the Family which he held under Pope John Paul II just after the election of Pope Benedict,...
  • Why Can’t They “Just Get Along”? (V-Day meets P-Day on campus)

    05/02/2005 7:06:50 AM PDT · by CT CONSERVATIVE · 53 replies · 1,949+ views
    NRO ^ | May 2,2005 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    College administrators have been enthusiastic supporters Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues and schools across the nation celebrate “V-Day” (short for Vagina Day) every year. But when the College Republicans at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island rained on the celebrations of V-Day by inaugurating Penis Day and staging a satire called The Penis Monologues, the official reaction was horror. Two participating students, Monique Stuart and Andy Mainiero, have just received sharp letters of reprimand and have been placed on probation by the Office of Judicial Affairs. The costume of the P-Day “mascot” — a friendly looking “penis” named Testaclese,...
  • Why Can’t They “Just Get Along”? V-Day meets P-Day on campus

    05/02/2005 4:45:42 PM PDT · by TFFKAMM · 11 replies · 995+ views
    NRO ^ | 5/2/05 | Christian Hoff Summers
    Why Can’t They “Just Get Along”? V-Day meets P-Day on campus. By Christina Hoff Sommers Warning:The following contains adult (in this case, collegiate) language, along with gratuitous references to male and female genitalia. College administrators have been enthusiastic supporters Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues and schools across the nation celebrate “V-Day” (short for Vagina Day) every year. But when the College Republicans at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island rained on the celebrations of V-Day by inaugurating Penis Day and staging a satire called The Penis Monologues, the official reaction was horror. Two participating students, Monique Stuart and Andy...
  • Why Can’t They “Just Get Along”? V-Day meets P-Day on campus. [Penis Monologues]

    05/02/2005 5:56:53 PM PDT · by Diago · 8 replies · 741+ views ^ | May 02, 2005, 8:08 a.m. | Christina Hoff Sommers
    E-mail Author Send to a Friend <% printurl = Request.ServerVariables("URL")%> Print Version May 02, 2005, 8:08 a.m. Why Can&#8217;t They &#8220;Just Get Along&#8221;?V-Day meets P-Day on campus. By Christina Hoff Sommers Warning:The following contains adult (in this case, collegiate) language, along with gratuitous references to male and female genitalia. College administrators have been enthusiastic supporters Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues and schools across the nation celebrate “V-Day” (short for Vagina Day) every year. But when the College Republicans at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island rained on the celebrations of V-Day by inaugurating Penis Day and staging a...
  • Forces of Dissent Prepare Attack on Benedict XVI

    04/26/2005 11:46:15 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 100 replies · 2,466+ views
    TCRNews ^ | 4/26/05 | TCRNews
    Fr. Robert Carr, Holy Cross Cathedral, Boston, sends us the following: "We have been alerted here that there is a move to make an assault on the Church in the US and an attempt to bring down Pope Benedict XVI in Rome through propaganda.   The Rainbow Sash Movement has called for protests in churches throughout the United States in favor of Gay rights and against Pope Benedict.   Meanwhile Voice of the Faithful, another movement against the Church is using the case of Fr. Marcial Maciel the founder of the Legionaires of Christ who is accused of...
  • Stop & Shop “negotiating” with Bay Windows to bring homosexual, anti-Catholic paper back

    04/23/2005 9:42:42 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 571+ views
    Article 8 Alliance | 04.20.05
    ACTION NEEDED NOW: Stop & Shop Supermarkets “negotiating” with Bay Windows to bring sexually graphic, revolting anti-Catholic newspaper back into its stores! Your hard work got it removed in the first place!  As you remember, about three weeks ago the two largest supermarket chains in New England, Stop & Shop and Shaws / Star Markets, bowed to pressure from their customers across the state (i.e., you!).  Both companies agreed to stop distributing ”Bay Windows,” a sexually graphic, anti-family homosexual newspaper, in their stores.This decision was hailed by families all over New England.  Click here to see what was in an...
  • ACLU threat causes Boy Scouts to drop public school ties; churches urged to fill void

    03/10/2005 9:23:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 74 replies · 1,828+ views
    BP News ^ | 03.09.05 | Jeff Robinson
    ACLU threat causes Boy Scouts to drop public school ties; churches urged to fill void NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The Boy Scouts of America is removing the charters of thousands of scouting units from public schools after an American Civil Liberties Union threat to sue taxpayer-funded institutions that charter BSA units. The ACLU sent a letter to the Boy Scouts of America in February threatening legal action against public schools and other governmental agencies that charter Boy Scout groups on grounds that their sponsorship amounts to religious discrimination and violates the separation of church and state. Boy Scouts open their meetings by...
  • Dozens of Episcopalians Follow Leader into Catholic Church

    02/25/2005 10:22:56 AM PST · by NYer · 34 replies · 2,536+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | February 16, 2005 | CARLOS BRICEÑO
    SCRANTON, Pa. — Eric Bergman gave up friendships, his home and his priesthood in the Episcopal Church for his beliefs. The 34-year-old renounced his priesthood Dec. 31 and now wants to win souls as a priest of the Roman Catholic Church.Joining him in the move to Catholicism are his wife, Kristina, and his three children, all under the age of 3. Bergman also brings with him some 60 parishioners from his former congregation, the Church of the Good Shepherd in Scranton, Pa., where he served as rector for five years, and 10 Episcopalians from a nearby parish.Bergman is petitioning the...
  • New resistant strain of HIV diagnosed in New Yorker (full blown AIDS in 3 months)

    02/11/2005 1:47:29 PM PST · by finnman69 · 117 replies · 4,520+ views
    Crains ^ | 2/11/05
    A new, highly resistant strain of HIV that appears to develop rapidly into AIDS has been diagnosed in a New Yorker who had not previously undergone antiviral drug treatment, says the city health department, which is holding a press conference today. While drug resistance is increasingly common in people who have been treated for the human immunodeficiency virus, city officials called the case “extremely rare.” The patient, who now has AIDS, is a male in his mid-40s who reported multiple male sex partners and unprotected anal intercourse, often while using crystal methamphetamine. The patient appears to have developed AIDS within...
  • Rare Drug - Resistant HIV Found in N.Y.

    02/11/2005 6:07:56 PM PST · by neverdem · 48 replies · 1,268+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 11, 2005 | NA
    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Filed at 8:06 p.m. ET NEW YORK (AP) -- New York's first diagnosed case of highly drug-resistant HIV in a person never before treated for the virus is ``a wake up call'' to anyone who has unprotected sex, the city's health commissioner said Friday. The patient, a man in his mid-40s who had unprotected sex with other men, contracted a strain of HIV that is ``difficult or impossible to treat and which appears to progress rapidly to AIDS,'' said the Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Frieden. The diagnosis ``is a wake up call to men who have...
  • out again in again flynn again [more spin from Archbishop Harry Flynn]

    01/28/2005 1:43:36 PM PST · by St. Johann Tetzel · 9 replies · 320+ views ^ | 1/28/05 | Diogenes
    out again in again flynn againThis past Wednesday Archbishop Harry Flynn issued a statement "to clarify remarks he made in an interview with Catholic News Service in December." CNS reports on the clarification: In a Jan. 26 statement, Archbishop Flynn said he met in mid-December with Cardinal Francis Arinze, head of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, to discuss "the difficult pastoral situation" of Rainbow Sash. Cardinal Arinze "did not in fact suggest an immediate change to the policy in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis," Archbishop Flynn said in his statement. "However, he did clearly...
  • Catholic Higher Education Alert - 1/26/05, HILLARY CLINTON TO SPEAK ON WORKS OF MERCY

    01/26/2005 3:58:28 PM PST · by Coleus · 25 replies · 1,572+ views
    Cardinal Newman Society, via e-mail ^ | 01.26.05 | Patrick Reilly
    Cardinal Newman Society would have protested Hillary Clinton speaking at a Catholic college on health care, welfare, even tidily-winks.  There just has to be a better choice to speak on any subject.  But the queen of abortion rights speaking on the Corporal Works of Mercy?  It's ludicrous! ============================ WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2005 ============================ TOP OF THE NEWS * Hillary Clinton to Speak on Works of Mercy EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS * CNS President to Address Dallas Conference CATHOLIC CAMPUS NEWS * Villanova Honors Faculty Member Who Killed Baby * New York Medical Bans Homosexual Club * Seattle Professors Defend Abortion *...
  • Disabled vet claims gay bias in tax bill

    01/22/2005 10:08:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 18 replies · 774+ views
    Disabled vet claims gay bias in tax bill NEWARK - A gay, disabled veteran of two wars claims he is being denied a property tax break afforded straight veterans because he owns his home with his longtime partner, not a wife. Louis Paul Hennefeld and his companion contend they are being treated unfairly by their hometown of Montclair because they received half the tax break that would be granted to a similarly disabled straight man and his wife.The case, which appears to be the first of its kind in New Jersey, is an example of marriage-based discrimination, according to one...
  • Dropping 'Gay Bomb' on Our Own Children

    01/17/2005 9:47:09 PM PST · by Coleus · 21 replies · 1,065+ views
    Dropping 'Gay Bomb' on Our Own ChildrenWASHINGTON, January 17, 2005 ( - In 1994, under the Clinton administration, officials of the Pentagon rejected a proposal to introduce chemical agents that would encourage homosexual activity in enemy troops. Declassified documents recently released under Freedom of Information requests, have revealed a proposal from a laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio for funding of non-lethal chemical weapons research to adversely affect “discipline and morale in enemy units.” “One distasteful but completely non-lethal example would be strong aphrodisiacs, especially if the chemical also caused homosexual behavior,” said the document. Ironically, since...
  • No Name Calling Week?

    01/14/2005 7:31:37 AM PST · by EdReform · 99 replies · 4,038+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 1/12/2005 | Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.
    No Name Calling Week?     1/12/2005By Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.Yes, name-calling is wrong. But this event’s sponsors reveal the agenda behind banning it. “There is a special place in hell for people like you!” These words were directed at me by a teacher during this past summer’s National Education Association (NEA) convention in Washington, D.C. This delegate to the NEA convention made his prediction in response to my presence at the NEA’s Ex-Gay Educators’ Caucus booth in the convention exhibit hall. His cheery salutation caught me off-guard given the message of tolerance and acceptance I had been hearing around the exhibit hall....
  • UN to Draft Sweeping Convention on All "Disabilities" & trying to pass homosexual/euthansia treaty

    01/13/2005 4:01:48 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 622+ views
    Dear Colleague, A major UN conference is brewing. This one on disabilities. The UN is trying to draft a global treaty that could promote homosexuality and euthanasia. Yours truly, Austin Ruse President ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ January 14, 2004 Volume 8, Number 4 UN to Draft Sweeping Convention on All "Disabilities"    Next week the United Nation convenes a working group to continue drafting an international convention on people with disabilities. The eventual treaty will set domestic legislation on disabilities as treaties are legal documents binding states that ratify them. There is a strong push to finish the Convention this year, and currently...
  • Our Current Crisis in the Catholic Church: TRUTH and the Homosexual issue

    01/10/2005 3:47:09 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 500+ views
    Catholic Way ^ | Deacon Keith A Fournier
    Homosexuality Our Current Crisis: TRUTH and the Homosexual issue By Deacon Keith A FournierPresident/Founder Catholic teaching on homosexuality must be clearly articulated and followed Catholic Way - Our Current Crisis: TRUTH and the “Homosexual” issueCatholic Online © Third Millennium, LLC By: Deacon Keith A Fournier I am a faithful Catholic. I love serving the Church as a member of the clergy, a deacon. I cherish and embrace the wealth of wisdom that is the Churches teaching. A Polestar of that teaching is that every single human person has an inestimable dignity because they are created in the image of...
  • Roman Catholic Mass shows support for dozens of gays and lesbians

    01/08/2005 10:31:13 PM PST · by Coleus · 37 replies · 4,798+ views
    Mass shows support for dozens of gays, lesbians 'Let go of anger and hate,' pastor says BY STEVE SCOTT Pioneer Press Responding to requests by families and friends of gays and lesbians, the Rev. John Clay celebrated a Mass of healing and support Thursday night at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in St. Paul. Nearly 150 people at the church at West Seventh Street and Western Avenue heard Clay call for people to love "those who aren't like us." He implored them to "listen to what it feels like to grow up in a society in which the majority is hostile"...
  • Homosexual Attorneys from Justice Department Advise Philadelphia Police On Arresting Christians

    01/08/2005 4:57:49 PM PST · by Cedar · 84 replies · 2,431+ views
    AFA ^ | Donald Wildmon
    UPDATE: Homosexual Attorneys from Justice Department Advise Philadelphia Police On Arresting Christians One Internet news service says not to expect an investigation because of the involvement of the Justice Department homosexual attorneys A few days ago I wrote you about the situation in Philadelphia in which four Christians were arrested. They are charged with eight crimes, including three felonies: possession of instruments of crime (a bullhorn), ethnic intimidation (saying that homosexuality is a sin), and inciting a riot (reading from the Bible some passages relating to homosexuality) despite the fact that no riot occurred. They face a possible 47 years...
  • U.S. attorneys complicit in arrest of Christians?

    01/05/2005 9:10:36 PM PST · by FreeperinRATcage · 18 replies · 1,127+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 01/05/05 | Ron Strom
    Homosexual attorneys from the U.S. Justice Department Civil Rights Division not only attended a large homosexual event in Philadelphia last year, but they advised police on the scene who arrested 11 Christian protesters, says a source within the agency. According to the Justice Department employee, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, a number of agency attorneys from Washington, D.C., attended the October "OutFest" event, and, he says, they therefore are not likely to take up the cause of the five criminally charged Christians who believe Philadelphia officials violated their civil rights. As WorldNetDaily reported, on Oct. 10, the group...
  • Enrollment of Gays' Sons Roils O.C. Catholic School

    01/03/2005 12:56:50 PM PST · by marshmallow · 37 replies · 678+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/2/05 | Joel Rubin and William Lobdell
    In a clash that pits Catholic teachings against shifting values of American society, a group of parishioners and parents has accused Orange County church leaders of defying Pope John Paul II by allowing a gay couple to enroll their two boys in a diocese school. Eighteen people signed a letter last month demanding that St. John the Baptist School in Costa Mesa accept only families that sign a pledge to live by Catholic doctrine — a move that effectively would kick the boys out of school. The church regards homosexual acts as sinful, and in 2003 the pontiff condemned marriage...
  • Were Are Committing Suicide; Even the Jesuits Reject "Homosexual but Celibate" Priests

    01/03/2005 7:39:55 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies · 365+ views
    San Francisco Faith ^ | 1/2005 | Robert Kumpel
    In a recent letter to a parishioner addressing the scandal over former Merced pastor Father Jean Lastiri (St. Patrick's), Fresno Bishop John Steinbock writes: "I have stated publicly that what is important of any priest, whether he has a heterosexual or homosexual orientation, is that he is living a celibate life style, faithful to the Lord Jesus and the teaching of the church, and then indeed he can be a good priest." Last summer, Bishop Steinbock removed Father Lastiri from St. Patrick's after it was discovered the priest was allegedly soliciting genital favors on a homosexual website. [See "Baca and...
  • Gay couple's sons anger Catholic parents

    01/03/2005 7:46:31 AM PST · by Catholic54321 · 39 replies · 906+ views
    AP ^ | 02 January 2005
    COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Some parents and parishioners have accused the Roman Catholic diocese in Orange County of violating church doctrine by allowing a gay couple to enroll their children in a church school. The group demanded that St. John the Baptist School in Costa Mesa accept only families that pledge to abide by Catholic teachings, the Los Angeles Times reported in Sunday's editions. Church doctrine opposes gay relationships and adoption by same-sex couples. "The teachings of the church seem to have been abandoned," John R. Nixon told the Times. "We send our children to a Catholic school because we...
  • YMCA Chief Fired for Transgender Ball Flap

    12/24/2004 1:31:53 PM PST · by snarks_when_bored · 22 replies · 1,387+ views
    My Way News [via Drudge] ^ | December 24, 2004
    YMCA Chief Fired for Transgender Ball Flap Dec 24, 10:00 AM (ET) CHICAGO (AP) - A YMCA director has been fired and overnight facility rentals banned after the parents of young children arriving for a morning swim meet clashed with participants in an overnight transgender fashion show and ball. Greg Weider, who had been acting director of the New City YMCA for two years, was fired Wednesday. Programming manager Michael Horton, who oversaw scheduling at the center, resigned two days earlier. "We've taken very swift, decisive action, and we will do everything we can in order to restore the...
  • Truth obscured in homosexual tsunami: Makkai summarizes latest events taking America by storm

    06/13/2003 1:10:47 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 17 replies · 338+ views ^ | Friday, June 13, 2003 | Ellen Makkai
    Homosexuality is taking the world by storm. Open a paper, turn on the tube or take in a movie and homosexuality is where it's at. And this immense homosexual tsunami threatens to engulf countless lives, yet hardly a whisper signals the impending damage and loss that hides behind its swell. "It's 'in' to be 'out' these days," trumpets USA-Today (June 4, 2003). Actor Richard Chamberlain just announced what we already knew: He's "gay." "All My Children," hosted daytime television's first lesbian kiss while the wildly clever "Will and Grace" remains an evening favorite. A new dating show "Boy Meets Boy"...
  • Arizona pastor arrested, accused of molesting boys in 3 states

    12/30/2004 6:06:57 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies · 1,176+ views
    Tallahassee News ^ | December 29, 2004
    WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - An Arizona church pastor accused of molesting a Florida boy eight years ago has been arrested, authorities said. Robert A. Enersen, 54, pastor of the First Assembly of God church in Douglas, Ariz., faces three counts of lewd assault on a child and is being held in an Arizona jail without bail after his Monday arrest, a Polk County (Fla.) sheriff's report said.The charges also include accusations from boys in Michigan and North Carolina.A representative with the Assemblies of God national headquarters said Tuesday the organization was not aware of Enersen's arrest. He does not have...
  • Court OKs chemical castration for Tahoe man

    12/29/2004 5:56:49 PM PST · by Ed Current · 21 replies · 901+ views ^ | December 27, 2004 | Ryan McCarthy
    Chemical castration of a man with AIDS convicted of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old boy at Lake Tahoe has been upheld by a state court. Rudolph Christopher Steele, 43, of South Lake Tahoe had appealed the El Dorado County Superior Court sentence for his 2003 conviction by a jury on sodomy and oral copulation charges. He contended the hormone suppression therapy - dubbed "chemical castration" - that the court ordered he undergo when paroled was improper. The state Board of Prison Terms is the agency to impose such conditions, Steele argued. Steele also said the hormone suppression might interfere with his...
  • Top Stories of 2004: Christian Group Determined to Warn Public About Disney's 'Gay Days'

    12/28/2004 1:05:35 PM PST · by DirtyHarryY2K · 32 replies · 2,276+ views
    AgapePress ^ | December 28, 2004 | Jenni Parker
    Year In Review: Entertainment Industry (Originally published on May 25, 2004) A Christian activist group has developed a three-point strategy to warn unsuspecting families coming to Orlando, Florida, about the very family-unfriendly homosexual pride festival known as "Gay Days at Walt Disney World." The Christian Action Network (CAN) is engaging in an all-out effort to inform families, school groups, and others of what they can expect from the homosexual event long before they enter the so-called Magic Kingdom. The group plans to use literature, road signs, and even a mobile advertisement to get the word out about the offensive and...
  • Lesbian Minster to Appeal

    12/27/2004 4:37:48 AM PST · by Woodworker · 40 replies · 1,146+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 27, 2004 | By Richard N. Ostling
    A Methodist minister who was defrocked for declaring that she is a lesbian living with her partner ... Ms. Stroud decided last week to appeal, but delayed the announcement until after Christmas weekend. ... Ms. Stroud said she hesitated to appeal because she is tired and dislikes being in the spotlight, but "there are questions the larger church needs to discuss and wrestle with." She said one factor in her decision was something retired Bishop Joseph Yeakel, the judge who presided at her church trial, said to her after the verdict. Bishop Yeakel told Ms. Stroud "the day will come...
  • Pope Condemns Same Sex Union as Attack on Society

    12/19/2004 11:12:34 AM PST · by NYer · 181 replies · 3,400+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | December 18, 2004
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope John Paul (news - web sites) on Saturday condemned same sex marriage as an attack on the fabric of society and called on Catholics to combat what he said was aggressive attempt to legally undermine the family. "Attacks on marriage and the family, from an ideological and legal aspect, are becoming stronger and more radical every day," the 84-year old pontiff said in the unusually strong statement. "Who destroys this fundamental fabric causes a profound injury to society and provokes often irreparable damage." The Catholic Church teaches that marriage between a man and a women...
  • Kids at YMCA swim meet run into cross-dressing ball

    12/20/2004 5:01:16 AM PST · by Ellesu · 168 replies · 4,208+ views
    In an incident the YMCA is calling "a very regrettable scheduling error," kids arriving for an early-morning swim meet Sunday walked into a gender-bending scene of the kind most of them wouldn't be allowed to watch on TV. Several of the kids' angry parents clashed with participants in a transgender fashion show, which had been under way at the New City YMCA since about midnight, resulting in a chaotic melee that was eventually broken up by private security guards and East Chicago District police. A YMCA member had reserved the entire facility, at 1515 N. Halsted, from 11 p.m. Saturday...
  • Social Security Rejects Heterosexual Marriage Documents From Communities That Performed Gay..

    12/19/2004 5:50:25 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies · 935+ views
    Social Security Rejects Heterosexual Marriage Documents From Communities That Performed Gay Marriages The Associated Press NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) - The Social Security Administration is rejecting marriage documents issued for heterosexual couples in four communities that performed weddings for gay couples earlier this year. The agency is rejecting all marriage certificates issued in New Paltz, N.Y., after Feb. 27, when the town's mayor began marrying gay couples, according to town officials. Certificates issued during the brief periods when Asbury Park, N.J., Multnomah County, Ore., and Sandoval County, N.M., recognized gay marriages are also being rejected. Susie Kilpatrick, 30, of New...
  • Proof of the Boy Scout's Policy [on Homosexuality] is Working, Catholic Church should Follow

    12/05/2004 5:18:10 PM PST · by Coleus · 31 replies · 2,160+ views
    Our Lady's Warriors ^ | Michelle Parker
    Proof of the Boy Scouts Policy [on Homosexuality] By Michelle ParkerAs a practicing Roman Catholic, I cannot write about the advance of the Homosexual Activist Agenda without a look at the current scandal overshadowing the Catholic Church. At first, the news media continually wrote about the “pedophile priest” problem. And then, almost overnight, it became the “sex abuse scandal”. But, when the title changed, no one in the media reported why the issue had become one of “sex” and not “pedophilia.” Why? Frankly, I believe the liberal press didn’t want to have to report that the Boy Scouts of America...
  • AIDS rate for homosexuals climbs; data called 'astonishing'

    12/05/2004 2:00:09 PM PST · by Coleus · 174 replies · 4,660+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | Dec 2, 2004 | Michael Foust
    AIDS rate for homosexuals climbs; data called 'astonishing'Dec 2, 2004By Michael FoustNASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--New statistics showing that homosexual men make up 44 percent of all new HIV and AIDS cases underscore the fact that homosexuality itself is unnatural, a prominent leader in the ex-homosexual community says. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data Dec. 2 showing that the number of newly diagnosed HIV and AIDS cases has increased 11 percent among homosexual men. The data spanned a four-year period ending in 2003. Despite the fact that homosexual men make up only 1 to 2 percent of the population,...
  • U.N. Accused of Rape, Pedophilia, Prostitution

    11/24/2004 10:14:23 AM PST · by drpix · 28 replies · 1,207+ views ^ | November 24, 2004 |
    U.N. accused of rape, pedophilia, prostitution - Civilians, staff in Congo under internal investigation The United Nations claims it is investigating about 150 allegations of sexual abuse by U.N. civilian staff and soldiers in the Congo, some of them recorded on videotape. The charges include accusations of pedophilia, rape and prostitution, said Jane Holl Lute, an assistant secretary-general in the peacekeeping department. Lute, an American, said there was photographic and video evidence for some of the allegations and most of the charges came to light since the spring. In May the United Nations reported some 30 cases of abuse among...
  • Cathedral Damaged In Apparent Anti-Gay Exorcism

    11/24/2004 9:25:38 AM PST · by wallcrawlr · 244 replies · 6,548+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | November 24, 2004 | Herón Márquez Estrada
    An informal exorcism performed at the Cathedral of St. Paul this month was more profane than sacred and was directed toward gay Catholics, police and church authorities said Tuesday. They said the ritualistic sprinkling of blessed oil and salt around the church and in donation boxes amounted to costly vandalism and possibly even a hate crime. The damage was discovered Nov. 7 after the noon mass, and after words were exchanged between members of the Rainbow Sash Alliance, a gay rights group, and the opposing group, Catholics Against Sacrilege.
  • Olympic swimmer dismisses gay rumors ("Thorpedo" strokes straight)

    09/17/2004 10:12:18 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 15 replies · 1,048+ views ^ | Fri, Sep 17, 2004 | Ben Townley
    Australian Olympic medal winner Ian Thorpe has dismissed claims about his sexuality, but in the process has endeared himself to the country's gay community. Thorpe, 22, who has won nine Olympic medals for swimming, spoke Thursday at a press conference in Sydney to launch a new line of sports drinks. When asked whether he was gay, he said he was flattered by the rumors about his sexuality, but it "is no one's business to know anyone else's business." The swimmer, dubbed "Thorpedo" and known for his size 17 feet, added that he takes the rumors as a compliment. "They respect...
  • HIV infections reach record level:UN report

    11/23/2004 12:51:26 PM PST · by In The Crease · 20 replies · 680+ views
    CBC ^ | Nov 23, 2004
    LONDON - Nearly 40 million adults and children are living with HIV in 2004, the highest number yet, according to a new report. More than three million will die from AIDS this year, the most in a single year in the 23-year history of the disease, said Tuesday's report by UNAIDS, the joint United Nations program on HIV/AIDS.
  • The Boy Scouts were right afterall

    05/01/2002 9:38:22 PM PDT · by kattracks · 14 replies · 871+ views ^ | 5/02/02 | R. Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON, D.C.-- If I am accurately perceiving the national controversy over pederasty in the American Roman Catholic Church, I have to conclude that the Boy Scouts of America are vindicated. The only logical conclusion deducible from the media's outrage over revelations of pederasty in the pulpit is that the Boy Scouts' ban against homosexual scout leaders is OK. The vast majority of irregularities reported in the present scandal have been between errant priests and post-pubescent boys. Apparently, the Boy Scouts' wisdom and prudence goes beyond tying knots and putting out forest fires. Maybe now the Boy Scouts will again...