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  • Father charged with molesting daughter, 9, at Selena Gomez concert in St. Augustine

    08/02/2011 9:38:01 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 35 replies
    Florida Times-Union ^ | August 1, 2011 | Jim Schoettler
    Police charged a man with molesting his 9-year-old daughter at the sold-out Selena Gomez concert in St. Augustine Sunday night. Several women sitting behind the 52-year-old father and daughter alerted volunteers at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre about what they considered inappropriate touching. The volunteers told police, who arrested the man after he became aggressive with them and initially wouldn't let them talk to his daughter. The Times-Union is not identifying the father to protect the girl's identity. The man was charged with lewd and lascivious molestation on a victim under 12. He is being held in the St. Johns County...
  • After New York’s marriage vote, Archbishop Dolan warns of further redefinition {Ecumenical}

    07/11/2011 1:43:54 AM PDT · by Cronos · 4 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 10 July 2011 | Marianne Medlin
    After marriage was redefined to include same-sex couples in New York, Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan is warning that this step could lead to a further redefinition ..The New York City archbishop said that in recent decades, the Church has been a prophetic voice warning that no-fault divorce, contraception, cohabitation and promiscuity would lead to “a cheapening of the marriage bond and harm our kids.” “And now we ring the steeple bell again at this latest dilution of the authentic understanding of marriage, worried that the next step will be another redefinition to justify multiple partners and infidelity,” he said...Archbishop Dolan...
  • David Tyree Delivers 63,000 Petitions Against New York Gay Marriage

    06/21/2011 6:18:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | June 20, 2011 | Katherine T. Phan
    NEW YORK – Hundreds of protesters against the legalization of gay marriage in New York jammed the hallways of the Capitol building Monday as Republican senators privately discussed whether to bring the same-sex marriage issue to a floor vote. Demonstrators opposing gay marriage, including Christian ministers, African-American church members and Tea Party organizers, outnumbered those in support of the controversial bill, which has 31 votes and needs one more vote to pass the New York Senate. The measure was approved by the New York State Assembly last Wednesday, 80 to 63.Republicans have been mulling over same-sex marriage bill in private...
  • Muslim outrage as professor warns first-cousin marriages increase risk of birth defects

    05/30/2011 1:11:24 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 57 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 5/30/11 | Tom Kelly
    Inbreeding among British Muslims is threatening the health of their children, a leading geneticist warned yesterday. Professor Steve Jones, from University College London, said the common practice in Islamic communities for cousins to marry each other increased the risk of birth defects. ‘There may be some evidence that cousins marrying one another can be harmful,’ he told an audience at the Hay Festival. ‘We should be concerned about that as there can be a lot of hidden genetic damage. Children are much more likely to get two copies of a damaged gene. ‘Bradford is very inbred. There is a huge...
  • Columbia Professor and Huffington Post Contributor David Epstein Pleads Guilty in Incest Case

    05/27/2011 8:58:32 AM PDT · by Parody · 41 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | May 25, 2011 | Robert Stacy McCain
    You will recall that Palin-hating blogger David Epstein was arrested in December and charged with felony incest for having sex with his adult daughter (now 24) from 2006 through 2009.One of our readers has obtained court documents (for Case #2010NY090162) indicating that Epstein copped a plea to a misdemeanor charge of attempted incest. (Click the image to enlarge). That ruling was on May 11 — two weeks ago — and yet I can find no news reports about Epstein’s conviction. You might think that at least the New York Times would find the disposition of this case newsworthy.The alert reader...
  • Against Divorce: David Hume Defends Traditional Marriage

    05/04/2011 4:32:13 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 5 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | April 27, 2011 | Russell Nieli
    While often hostile to the Calvinist Christianity in which he was reared, David Hume’s essay “Of Polygamy and Divorces” offers a vigorous and well-argued defense of marriage arrangements as they existed in England and many other parts of Europe from the early Middle Ages through most of the 18th century. His arguments have great relevance for us today as we struggle to cope with unprecedented rates of divorce and unprecedented ease of both entering into and exiting marriages and other intimate procreative relationships. His arguments against polygamy are also important as that practice seems to be undergoing something of a...
  • Explicit sadomasochist exhibit welcomed and funded by U. of Chicago

    05/03/2011 1:41:30 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 46 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/3/11 | Kathleen Gilbert
    CHICAGO, May 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The University of Chicago (UC) last month footed the bill for an exhibit of hundreds of extremely explicit sadomasochistic pornographic images and books to be displayed on campus grounds. The Chicago Sun-Times last Wednesday reported that an officially recognized student sadomasochist group received $3,200 from the University to host a three-day display of the “Carter-Johnson Leather Library,” making UC the first campus to welcome the lewd display. A member of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality (AFTAH) attended the exhibit and reported on the extreme pornographic material on display, including a lesbian porn book describing...
  • The Keystone of the Islamic Milieu: Inbreeding

    04/13/2011 3:02:23 AM PDT · by Scanian · 34 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 13, 2011 | Ann Barnhardt
    The darkest hour is just before dawn. A huge swath of this planet, from the Straits of Gibraltar to the Philippine Sea, has been held in a synthetic,forced nightfall for nearly fourteen centuries. But the sunrise is coming, it is coming sooner rather than later, and this light will be the life of men. Everywhere in the western world, people look at the savage violence that is a daily occurrence in the Muslim world and shake their heads in stunned disbelief. A pastor of a very small Christian flock in Florida burns a Koran. Weeks later at literally the global...
  • Pedophilia a ‘sexual orientation’ experts tell Parliament(Canada)

    03/02/2011 5:02:39 AM PST · by Westbrook · 109 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Mon Feb 28, 2011 16:14 EST | Rebecca Millette
    OTTAWA, Ontario, February 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a recent parliamentary session on a bill relating to sexual offenses against children, psychology experts claimed that pedophilia is a “sexual orientation” comparable to homosexuality or heterosexuality, a definition that was questioned by one Member of Parliament who was present. Bill C-54, an Act to Amend the Criminal Code, seeks to increase or impose mandatory minimum penalties or punishment on sexual offenders of children for particular crimes. Parliamentary discussion on February 14 centered on the mandatory minimum imprisonment and how offenders respond to treatment. Dr. Vernon Quinsey and Dr. Hubert Van Gijseghem,...
  • Students Want to Cancel LGBT Lecture at Canisius College

    02/28/2011 7:46:33 AM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 9 replies
    TFP Student Action ^ | 02/28/11 | TFP Student Action
    Canisius College – a Jesuit institution – has invited an open homosexual activist, Dustin Lance Black, to talk about “Leadership for Equal Rights: GLBT Equality.” According to the college’s web site, the lecture is scheduled on March 10 as part of a Leadership Series program. The web site post is here: http://www.canisius.edu/campus_leader/workshops.asp Not only is Black a homosexual activist and screenwriter for the movie “Milk,” but he is also a board member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), which sponsored a federal court challenge to overturn Prop. 8 – the 2008 amendment that defends traditional marriage in California....
  • Morality Is Not Hate

    02/28/2011 9:44:25 AM PST · by ezfindit · 12 replies
    OrthodoxNet ^ | 2/26/2011 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    This week, U.S. Attorney General Holder announced Obama’s decision not to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which was passed by a bipartisan overwhelming majority and signed by Bill Clinton in 1996. Significantly, the Attorney General described anti-sodomy beliefs as “animus,” which means “vehement emnity,” “hatred” or “ill will.” This echoes Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s anti-Christian view, stated in a Supreme Court decision upholding the ejection a Christian legal group for not allowing open homosexuals in leadership positions, that “Condemnation of same-sex intimacy is, in fact, a condemnation of gay people,” and “Our (Supreme Court) decisions decline to distinguish...
  • Redefine marriage, encourage polygamy

    02/24/2011 2:39:20 PM PST · by AustralianConservative · 20 replies
    On Line Opinion ^ | 25 February, 2011 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    Redefine marriage and you'll encourage polygamist agendas. At least that's the view of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL), and one I share. According to the ACL, "It's important that the definition of marriage remains the union of a man and a woman" not two men or two women – and certainly not four women and one man. Also, "It's important that marriage is not watered down to include polygamy, such as is being debated in Canada." The uncomfortable truth: In Canada, where marriage was redefined, Muslim fundamentalists and scripture-twisting cults want their versions of "equality" too. Consider: Canadian multiculturalists are...
  • The Marrying Kind... Mark Steyn

    02/25/2011 2:08:25 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 24 Feb 2011 | Mark Steyn
    The trick in this biz is never to be right too early. Kathy Shaidle writes: Remember during the gay ‘marriage’ debate, we were scolded: ‘Nobody’s talking about polygamy, you bigoted hicks’? Why, yes. Yes, I do. Steyn in The Western Standard, September 2004. Headline: It’s Closer Than They Think. The activists roll their eyes and go into "Oh, come off it, you can't be serious" mode. Like the chichi gay couple from New York who've built their dream home in rural Vermont, they don't want any other incomers muscling in. Gay marriage, they assure us, is the merest amendment to...
  • Media Leads Charge Against Traditional Marriage

    02/24/2011 7:22:41 AM PST · by Seth Forman · 12 replies
    http://www.mrformansplanet.com ^ | February 23, 2011 | Seth Forman
    Here is how Peter Yost of the Associated Press (as dutifully reported by their ally, Newsday), defended Obama’s reversal on the Defense of Marriage Act (the reversal being that the Justice department will no longer defend the act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman for federal purposes. Obama campaigned as an opponent of gay marriage.): Obama’s move may position him politically at the forefront of rising public support for gay marriage. Polling results can vary rather significantly depending on what words are used to describe gay marriage, but there is a gradual trend in public opinion...
  • THE MARRYING KIND

    02/24/2011 7:55:57 AM PST · by JLS · 14 replies
    Steynonline ^ | 24 February 2011 | Mark Steyn
    The trick in this biz is never to be right too early. Kathy Shaidle writes: "Remember during the gay ‘marriage’ debate, we were scolded: ‘Nobody’s talking about polygamy, you bigoted hicks’?" Why, yes. Yes, I do.
  • Word Of "Big Shakeup" In Polygamous Communties (Warren Jeffs at it again)

    02/23/2011 4:25:29 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 50 replies
    KUTV ^ | 2/22/11 | Brian Mullahy
    A purge may be underway in the polygamous communities of Hildale-Colorado City on the Utah-Arizona border. 2News has been told even men who were in FLDS leadership positions have been ousted from the sect. "There's a big shake up," said Isaac Wyler, long-time resident of Colorado City. "There are a lot of people who are shaken by what's happened with their families." Wyler was one of three people, close to the communities, who spoke to 2News Tuesday night. Perhaps as many as three dozen men have been told to leave over the past two months, and the orders to get...
  • Obama to DOMA: Drop Dead (Hussein gives himself 5 Supreme Court Votes)

    02/23/2011 1:00:00 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 174 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 2/23/11 | Tim DICKinson
    In a bold, principled, and unexpected move, the administration — led by Obama himself — has determined that the gay-marriage banning Defense of Marriage Act "violates the equal protection component of the Fifth Amendment" and will no longer defend it in court.
  • Father of The 5 Browns pleads guilty to sexually abusing his daughters

    02/18/2011 1:18:18 PM PST · by Colofornian · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Deseret News ^ | Feb. 18, 2011 | Sara Lenz
    PROVO — The father of The 5 Browns — his face scratched with injuries from a spectacular Monday auto accident — pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually abusing his daughters when they were children. Keith Brown, 55, appeared very solemn and serious during his appearance. He was just recently released from the hospital where he was treated for injuries from a Monday night accident in Little Cottonwood Canyon. In a voice barely audible, Brown pleaded guilty to sodomy on a child, a first-degree felony, and two counts of sex abuse of a child, a second-degree felony. Brown will be sentenced March...
  • Doctor Who to marry his own daughter...sort of

    01/06/2011 4:54:33 PM PST · by Grig · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Actor David Tennant is to marry actress Georgia Moffett. That news is fairly straightforward, albeit devastating for several single women I know. But the type of viewer who gets confused between actors and the televisual roles they play should just give up now. You see, the pair met during the filming of the 2008 Doctor Who episode The Doctor’s Daughter. Tennant, of course, played the Doctor, while Moffett played his daughter. Well, sort of. The character Jenny was in fact created by inserting the Doctor’s hand into a progeneration machine, a device that took a diploid cell (containing copies of...
  • Incest and the Degradation of Our Vocabulary

    01/06/2011 5:17:20 AM PST · by markomalley · 80 replies
    Witherspoon Institute ^ | 1/5/2011 | Matthew J. Franck
    What’s wrong with a prominent professor’s incestuous relationship with his daughter. The story of David Epstein, the Columbia University political scientist and Huffington Post blogger now facing criminal charges of incest, has launched a very interesting discussion. What is fascinating about it, and deeply disturbing, is the inability of some commentators to articulate what is morally wrong about the act of incest. It is almost equally disturbing that a legal argument for a “right” to engage in adult, consensual incest stands on surprisingly firm footing, thanks to precedents the United States Supreme Court has already established in other cases on...
  • Vice President Joe Biden says gay marriage is inevitable

    12/25/2010 10:36:15 AM PST · by FredJake · 62 replies · 23+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 12/24/2010 | Joe Newby
    Appearing on Good Morning America Friday morning, Vice President Joe Biden said the nation's attitude on gay marriage is changing, and that "it’s inevitable there will be national consensus." He told George Stephanopolous the same thing is happening on the issue of gay marriage that happened with "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in the military. Recently, the President said in a press conference his position on the controversial issue is "evolving": The sentiment I expressed then is still where I am — which is, like a lot of people, I'm wrestling with this. My attitudes are evolving on this. I have...
  • The Emotional Corrosion of Casual Sex

    12/20/2010 6:48:08 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 44 replies
    http://www.thetrumpet.com ^ | From the February 2011 Trumpet Print Edition » | Philadelphia Church of God
    Recently I had the opportunity to work with a group of people from starkly different backgrounds. Most of our conversations were simply small talk. Yet one woman was surprisingly open about her life. Without prodding, she often articulately explained her philosophy on sex and relationships. Having been married and divorced multiple times, she now welcomed “no strings attached” sexual encounters. She thrilled at the hunt and the conquest. However, studying her over a period of time I noticed that she was often depressed. One day she came to me and asked, “Why does casual sex hurt people?” This painfully honest...
  • So, Why Is Incest Wrong?

    12/15/2010 9:18:21 PM PST · by This Just In · 107 replies · 1+ views
    Albert Mohler blog ^ | Wednesday, December 15, 2010 | Dr. Albert Mohler
    So, Why Is Incest Wrong? Wednesday, December 15, 2010 There are certain questions now pressed upon us that previous generations would never believe could be asked. One of these is thrust upon us by events in New York City, where a well-known Ivy League professor has been arrested for the crime of incest. What makes the question urgent is not so much the arrest, but the controversy surrounding it. David Epstein is a professor of political science at Columbia University, where his wife also teaches. He previously taught on the faculties of Harvard and Stanford. Last week, he was arraigned...
  • So, Why Is Incest Wrong?

    12/15/2010 9:45:01 AM PST · by wmfights · 94 replies · 1+ views
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | December 15, 2010 | Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    There are certain questions now pressed upon us that previous generations would never believe could be asked. One of these is thrust upon us by events in New York City, where a well-known Ivy League professor has been arrested for the crime of incest. What makes the question urgent is not so much the arrest, but the controversy surrounding it. David Epstein is a professor of political science at Columbia University, where his wife also teaches. He previously taught on the faculties of Harvard and Stanford. Last week, he was arraigned before a judge in Manhattan, charged with a single...
  • Sometime Huffington Post Blogger Arrested on Incest Charge

    12/13/2010 6:03:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Yes, But However! ^ | December 13, 2010 | John Romano
    In April of 2009, Huffington Post blogger and Columbia professor David Epstein wrote an editorial entitled “It’s the Abuse of Trust, Stupid.” Ironically, the same Huffington Post blogger and Columbia professor was recently arrested for having sex with his 24 year old daughter. Mr. Epstein’s editorials for the Huffington Post covered a wide range of topics from Dick Cheney and torture to Sarah Palin and the 2008 election cycle. His posts are full of leftist vitriol and sanctimonious drivel. He is a Columbia professor, after all. Mr. Epstein’s articles are good for such biting rhetoric as “so when Dick (aptly...
  • Amazon removes incest-related erotica titles from store, Kindle archive

    12/12/2010 6:48:03 PM PST · by Raymann · 34 replies · 2+ views
    Teleread ^ | December 12, 2010 | Chris Meadows
    A discussion thread on Amazon’s Kindle Community forum notes that Amazon has begun removing some previously-published books or stories from its store, and from the Kindle archives. Readers who have previously downloaded them to their Kindles can keep them there, but cannot re-download them (and will be refunded the price of purchase assuming Amazon can still find the purchase record). The story whose removal sparked the discussion was an erotica title called Wicked Lovely by author Jess C. Scott. The tale dealt with incest, and involved a love scene between a 17- and an 18-year-old. However, Amazon would not tell...
  • PDS Inflicted, Liberal College Professor, Charged With Incest

    12/10/2010 7:02:55 PM PST · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-10-10 | Curt
    Robert Stacy McCain points to a quote from a article written by the Professor, for HuffPo, in which his hatred for Sarah Palin is apparent: Palin has done what weak, self-centered people do when the going gets tough — they quit and blame someone else. Yup...weak, self-centered people. Kinda like someone who preys on his own daughter: A Columbia University political science professor and past political analyst for CBS was arrested on charges of incest. Investigators say he engaged in three year long consensual relationship with his 24-year-old daughter. David Epstein, 46 was arrested on Wednesday and was arraigned...
  • David Epstein Incest Charges: Columbia Professor Charged With Sleeping With Daughter

    12/10/2010 8:51:15 AM PST · by mimi from mi · 64 replies · 8+ views
    A Columbia political science professor has been charged with having a sexual relationship with his 24-year-old daughter, the Columbia Daily Spectator reports. David Epstein, 46, was charged Thursday with one count of third-degree incest. Police told the Spectator that the relationship appeared consensual. Epstein is currently on administrative leave. According to the New York Daily News, Epstein and the woman had a three-year sexual relationship and often exchanged "twisted text messages." The Spectator reports that Epstein is married to another Columbia political science professor, Sharyn O'Halloran, though a recent update to his Facebook page says he is single. The couple...
  • 'Man Fathered 10 Children With Daughter'

    11/27/2010 10:15:20 AM PST · by Cardhu · 19 replies
    Sky News ^ | November 27th 2010 | Alison Chung
    A man in Argentina has been arrested for raping his daughter and fathering 10 children with her over 30 years. Juana Elvira Gomez, 43, did not report the alleged abuse to police until recently, when her father Armando Gomez, 62, was arrested for robbery. She claimed her father started beating and raping her from the age of 13, some 11 years after her mother died. "I felt that I was worse than a prisoner for 30 years because I couldn't even talk with anybody," Ms Gomez told the Clarin newspaper. "He raped me, beat me for any reason, didn't let...
  • Daughter details abuse at father's NJ incest trial

    10/06/2010 4:30:33 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 15 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | October 6, 2010 | Associated Press
    The daughter of a New Jersey man accused of raping and impregnating her and her sisters has testified to abuse in terms so graphic that a courtroom security guard passed the judge a note asking for a break. The 24-year-old woman calmly told jurors on Wednesday about the extreme abuse she endured throughout her childhood, culminating with her father getting her pregnant when she was 15.
  • Mom who had sex with son, 14, going to prison

    07/13/2010 10:23:50 AM PDT · by raybbr · 90 replies · 5+ views
    NewHavenRegister.com ^ | 7-13-2010 | N/A
    A Michigan woman said she was remorseful for having sex with the teenage son she gave up for adoption as a baby before being sentenced Monday to at least nine years in prison. “I don’t understand it,” Aimee Louise Sword said, referring to her actions. Sword, a 36-year-old Waterford Township resident, was charged with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. In early June, she pleaded guilty as part of a plea bargain to one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Sword’s son was 16 when he testified at the preliminary exam in January that Sword contacted him in May...
  • Gene Robinson, Former Ugandan (Anglican) Bishop Hail Sexuality without Boundaries (*BARF*)

    06/11/2010 5:07:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies · 239+ views
    Institute on Religion & Democracy ^ | 6/10/2010 | Jeff Walton
    Decrying as “missionaries of hate” U.S. Christians who preach in Africa against homosexual practice, a former bishop of the Anglican Church of Uganda spoke June 8 at a liberal think tank in Washington, D.C.Christopher Senyonjo was hosted by Bishop Gene Robinson of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, the first openly gay bishop to be consecrated in the Anglican Communion. Robinson has served as Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP) since March. The two spoke about anti-homosexuality legislation in Uganda, which they blamed upon U.S. evangelicals. They also called for a broader effort to decriminalize homosexual practices...
  • Revealed: The Tragic Truth About Britain's Youngest Mother, A Rape And Who The Father...

    06/05/2010 9:28:33 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies · 1,014+ views
    DailyMail (UK) ^ | June 05, 2010 | JENNY JOHNSTON
    Revealed: The Tragic Truth About Britain's Youngest Mother, A Rape And Who The Father of Her Child Really Is By JENNY JOHNSTON 5th June 2010 Whatever your views on abortion, there are many reasons why you could understand a girl like Tressa Middleton wanting to terminate a pregnancy. Sadly, her age - she was just 11 when she became pregnant - is only one reason, and perhaps not the most compelling at that. Yet, nearly five years on, she insists an abortion never crossed her mind. Why? 'I wanted the baby, no matter how it was made,' she explains. 'I...
  • Top PR firm for BP tied to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel

    05/30/2010 12:20:05 PM PDT · by devane617 · 92 replies · 3,187+ views
    Washington Exmainer ^ | 05/30/2010 | Mark Hemingway
    Over at The Next Right, the've pieced together some interesting connections about the White House's ties to British Petroleum, better know as the company currently polluting the Gulf of Mexico. We all know Obama was the biggest recipient of BP's campaign cash in Washington, but it seems BP's ties to the White House run even deeper. According to The Next Right, PR firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner "helped BP plan and evaluate its successful re-branding campaign, focusing the company's branding on energy solutions, including the development of solar and other renewable energy sources." The firm's Stanley Greenberg is married to Rep....
  • Jordanian man allegedly kills daughter during forced abortion

    05/24/2010 11:12:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies · 968+ views
    Malaysia Sun ^ | 5/24/2010
    A Jordanian man has been charged with rape and the death of his daughter through a forced abortion. The man allegedly performed the abortion five months after his daughter fell pregnant after rape, which he is also alleged to have committed. Police have said he personally carried out the abortion that killed her. They reported that the 19-year-old woman died on Sunday of severe internal bleeding when the father supposedly attempted to hide his crime. Police have claimed the 46-year-old suspect quickly confessed and said he had been having sex with his daughter for the past five years. The man...
  • Darwin Dynasty Cursed By Inbreeding

    05/04/2010 11:39:26 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 24 replies · 860+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Tue May 4, 2010 | Zoё Macintosh
    Charles Darwin's family suffered from the deleterious effects of inbreeding, suggests a new study that serves as ironic punctuation to the evolutionary theorist's life work.
  • Larry King files for divorce from seventh wife

    04/15/2010 9:57:49 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 57 replies · 1,664+ views
    KOMONews.com ^ | 04/14/10 | KOMONews.com
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Larry King filed for divorce on Wednesday shortly before his seventh wife also sought to end the couple's nearly 13-year-old marriage. The 76-year-old host of CNN's "Larry King Live" filed hours before Shawn King filed her own petition. Both cited "irreconcilable differences."
  • Mike Huckabee Blasts Student Newspaper for ‘Sensationalizing’ Comments on Gay Marriage

    04/14/2010 1:26:37 PM PDT · by yongin · 17 replies · 562+ views
    ABC News: The Note ^ | April 14, 2010 | News’ Huma Khan
    ABC News’ Huma Khan reports: In an unusual battlefront, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is embroiled in a heated war of words with a college newspaper after telling a student reporter that it is “disingenuous” to recognize gay marriage but not polygamy. Huckabee told The Perspective, the College of New Jersey’s student magazine, that it’s not his place to tell someone how to live, but he argued against the legitimacy of civil unions. “There’s a real level of being disingenuous on the part of the gay and lesbian community,” he said. "That would be like saying, well there's there are...
  • Larry King and 7th wife both file for divorce after claims he slept with her younger sister

    04/14/2010 3:20:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 91 replies · 3,300+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | April 14, 2010 | Nancy Dillon
    CNN's Larry King is splitting from his seventh wife, who says the 76-year-old cheated on her. The talk show anchor and his wife Shawn Southwick, 50, both filed for divorce Wednesday citing "irreconcilable differences." The marriage crumbled after Southwick accused King of having an affair with one of her close relatives, TMZ reported. In December, the National Enquirer reported King cheated on his wife with her younger sister Shannon Engemann, quoting an unnamed friend of Southwick's. The tabloid also said Southwick had an affair with her son's baseball coach in 2008 - a claim she denied. "It's a very...
  • Huckabee Likens Gay Marriage To Incest, Polygamy

    04/13/2010 10:42:15 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 82 replies · 1,524+ views
    AP ^ | 4/13/2010 | Natasha Metzler
    Mike Huckabee, a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2012 says the effort to allow gays and lesbians to marry is comparable to legalizing incest, polygamy and drug use... Huckabee told the interviewer that not every group's interests deserve to be accomodated if their lifestyle is outside what he called "the ideal."... "There are some people who believe in incest, so we should accomodate them. There are people who believe in polygamy, should we accomodate them?" he said. ...
  • What About Abortion in Cases of Rape, Incest? Women and Sexual Assault

    04/05/2010 3:54:56 PM PDT · by julieee · 21 replies · 704+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 5, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    What About Abortion in Cases of Rape, Incest? Women and Sexual Assault April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Many people, including those whose mission is to help women and girls who are victims of sexual assault and abuse, believe abortion is the best solution if a pregnancy occurs. Yet our research shows that most women who become pregnant through sexual assault don't want abortion, and say abortion only compounds their trauma. http://LifeNews.com/nat6223.html
  • NJ man accused of raping, beating 5 daughters

    03/11/2010 4:50:55 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 47 replies · 1,745+ views
    phillyBurbs.com ^ | 3/11/2010 | DAVID PORTER
    A New Jersey man with apocalyptic visions is accused of years of terrorizing his family, raping his five daughters and impregnating three, beating his children with wooden boards and even moving at one point to avoid child welfare investigators. The nightmarish picture of a family subjected to more than a decade of threats and violence and largely cut off from the outside world is emerging in a state courthouse where prosecutors are preparing to have the man stand trial five times, one per child victim. As the first case nears trial, questions have been raised about whether state authorities could...
  • (Maryland) Lawmaker: First cousins should not marry

    03/01/2010 12:08:59 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 93 replies · 1,933+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 23, 2010, 6:34AM | no byline
    ...it's time to ban marriages between first cousins and stop playing what he calls "genetic roulette" with their offspring. Henry Heller, a Democratic delegate, or state representative, says he wants to bring Maryland "into the enlightened world of other states such as West Virginia and Arkansas" that already prohibit unions of first cousins... The bill would make an exception for people who are over age 65 or infertile. Heller says he has "no problem" with those couples if they want the companionship. There are 24 states that prohibit marriage between first-cousins.
  • Tel Aviv "savior" accused of enslaving women

    02/14/2010 4:20:42 PM PST · by bukkdems · 12 replies · 805+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2/8/2010 | AMY TEIBEL
    JERUSALEM — The women tattooed his name and portrait on their bodies and gave their children his name — Savior. They spoon-fed the bearded, one-time healer as if he were royalty, brushed his shoulder-length white locks, sent him text messages when they were ovulating and slept with him at his bidding. They turned over wages and welfare payments to him and lived in cramped, rundown Tel Aviv apartments with the children they bore him. According to police, he fathered some of his own daughters' children. The man, 60-year-old Goel Ratzon — whose first name is Hebrew for "Savior" — is...
  • The day sex between men and boys is no longer offensive

    12/17/2009 6:41:29 AM PST · by juliosevero · 21 replies · 1,185+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    The day sex between men and boys is no longer offensive Brazilian movie seeks to shatter “taboo” of incest and homosexual sex among boys by presenting both behaviors as “love” By Julio Severo Two men hugging and kissing one another. What kind of scenario is this? It is a scenario that, for the audiences, is objectionable, but for the media, with its disproportionately high number of gays, is beautiful. Nevertheless the massive systematic indoctrination from government and media, this scenario still offends the Brazilian audiences. The omnipresent state propaganda of the federal campaign Brazil without Homophobia did not still achieve...
  • South Peoria couple sentenced to 30 years for abusing child (Illinois)

    12/12/2009 8:07:49 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 7 replies · 814+ views
    Peoria Journal-Star ^ | Dec 11, 2009 | Andy Kravetz
    PEORIA — The actions of a South Peoria couple within the past year so stumped a federal judge Friday that he could find no reason to cut them a break and sentenced them to maximum 30-year sentences for making sexually explicit videos with an 8-year-old child. U.S. District Judge Joe McDade, as he does with every defendant, tried to get inside the heads of Raymond E. Freeman, 51, and Tammy Watters, 43, to find some reason for a lesser sentence. In this case, he wanted to know why they would not only have sex with the child, who suffers from...
  • The Rest of the Story on the Incestuous Hillbillies and the Mormon Church

    11/24/2009 7:45:07 PM PST · by delacoert · 19 replies · 1,144+ views
    Riverfront Times ^ | Nov. 24 2009 | Keegan Hamilton
    Yesterday on Daily RFT we had a couple bones to pick with a misleading headline in the local daily and the bible-thumping defenders of Burrell E. Mohler Sr. Along with his brother and four sons, the 74-year-old Independence, Missouri, native is accused of repeatedly raping his elementary school-aged granddaughters. Turns out the article in the Post was cribbed from a much longer and much more compelling piece that led Sunday's Kansas City Star. The latter feature lays out the Mohler family tree, details all of the disgusting deeds in question and sets it all against the backdrop of the family's...
  • This Man Married His OWN Daughter So She Would Be Allowed To Stay In Britain

    11/18/2009 9:40:50 AM PST · by Steelfish · 12 replies · 632+ views
    DailyMail (UK) ^ | November 18, 2009
    This Man Married His OWN Daughter So She Would Be Allowed To Stay In Britain - And The Home Office Knows About It Sam Greenhill and Dennis Rice 18th November 2009 This man married his OWN daughter so she would be allowed to stay in Britain - and the Home Office knows about it By Sam Greenhill and Dennis Rice 18th November 2009 A Nigerian Home Office worker 'married' his own daughter to get her a British visa, the Daily Mail can reveal. [Pic in URL] The extraordinary scam was apparently executed by Jelili Adesanya while ministers turned a blind...
  • My Letter to the Editor..L.A. Times Regarding...Pro-ACORN Op-Ed Written by the ACORN Consultant

    10/24/2009 7:26:36 PM PDT · by IllumiNaughtyByNature · 2 replies · 475+ views
    Patterico via BIG GOVERNMENT ^ | 10/24/2009 | Partick Frey
    I have sent the following e-mail to Nick Goldberg, the Editorial Page Editor for the Los Angeles Times: Nick, A recent op-ed in your paper defending ACORN makes at least two factual misstatements: 1) that ACORN staff offered to help shield an underage prostitution ring at only two offices, and 2) that no voter fraudulently registered to vote by ACORN had ever actually cast a ballot. Furthermore, your paper failed to disclose that the author of the op-ed, Peter Dreier, has been a (presumably paid) consultant for ACORN in the past . . . something that might help explain how...
  • SEC Taps Goldman Executive for Enforcement Role

    10/21/2009 10:30:11 AM PDT · by Leisler · 18 replies · 1,209+ views
    WSJ( Americas Paper of Record ) ^ | OCTOBER 16, 2009 | By SARAH N. LYNCH
    WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission tapped Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executive Adam Storch on Friday to serve as the agency's first-ever chief operating officer of the enforcement division. The new hire represents the latest personnel change at the SEC in its effort to improve its operations following its failure to detect Bernard Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme. Enforcement Division Director Robert Khuzami created Mr. Storch's position of managing executive as part of the major re-structuring effort he announced earlier this year. Mr. Storch will oversee division operations that include budget, information technology and administrative services. He will also supervise...