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  • Ben Carson’s Gay-Making Prisons, & the Insurgent/Petulant/Crusader Split...

    03/04/2015 8:26:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Reason Magazine's Hit & Run Blog ^ | March 4, 2015 | Matt Welch, editor-in-chief
    Why not all 'outsiders' are built the same, and how that might benefit Ted Cruz.Today the neurosurgeon Ben Carson is coming under political fire, including from conservatives, for giving this answer to a CNN question about whether being gay is a choice: Absolutely. Because a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight -- and when they come out, they're gay. So, did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question[.] Uh, let's not and say we did? First of all, I think the correct answer to that question, from any presidential candidate, is...
  • The Pink Elephant in the Room: Eyes on Gay Republican Candidates

    07/22/2014 9:41:05 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 9 replies
    Reason ^ | 07/17/2014 | Scott Shackford
    The existence of gay Republicans is hardly a new phenomenon. The Log Cabin Republicans, an organization for gay men and women within the party, was founded back in 1977 in California. But every so often, the existence of gay conservatives gets media attention, particularly during election cycles. In more recent years, gay conservatives have been getting more attention as the Republican Party struggles with its identity. American opinion has shifted significantly to support top issues among gays and lesbians, particularly in support of marriage recognition. Support for gay marriage among evangelical Christians has doubled over the past decade, according to...
  • Libertarian Leanings on Pot, Same-Sex Marriage, and Gun Rights (Is America trending Libertarian?)

    06/17/2013 7:18:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 221 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/17/2013 | Michael Barone
    More people value individual liberty, but we might be losing the moral guardrails. Are Americans becoming more libertarian on cultural issues? I see evidence that they are, in poll findings and election results on three unrelated issues: marijuana legalization, same-sex marriage, and gun rights. Start with pot. Last November voters in the states of Colorado and Washington voted to legalize marijuana, by a margin of 55 to 45 percent in Colorado (more than Barack Obama’s margin in the state) and by 56 to 44 percent in Washington. In contrast, in 2010, California voters rejected legalization 53 to 47 percent. These...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Support Solidifies Above 50% in U.S.

    05/14/2013 8:40:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Gallup ^ | 5/13/13 | Jeffrey M Jones
    Support has been 50% or above in three separate readings in last year Fifty-three percent of Americans say the law should recognize same-sex marriages, the third consecutive reading of 50% or above in Gallup polling over the past year. The 53% in favor ties the high to this point, also measured last November and in May 2011.
  • Prohibition: A Cautionary Tale

    04/12/2010 9:43:31 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 70 replies · 1,497+ views
    America's experiment with banning alcohol created problems that persist to this day. BY THOMAS FLEMING On Dec. 5, 1933, Americans liberated themselves from a legal nightmare called Prohibition by repealing the 18th Amendment to the Constitution. Today most people think Prohibition was fueled by puritanical Protestants who believed drinking alcohol was a sin. But the vocal minority who made Prohibition law believed they were marching in the footsteps of the abolitionists who sponsored a civil war to end another moral evil—slavery. At least as important was the belief that Prohibition would produce health and wealth. Yale economist Irving Fisher, the...
  • Why gay rights activists need to straighten up

    02/19/2009 11:41:26 AM PST · by J. Neil Schulman · 126 replies · 2,888+ views
    Rational Review ^ | February 18, 2009 | J. Neil Schulman
    Warning: This article contains sexually explicit language. I’ve been a libertarian my entire adult life. Libertarianism, as I’ve been an apologist for it, is a philosophy promoting individual rights, civil liberties, and the freedom to have manifest destiny over one’s own life and property. I am opposed to the government telling people what they can do with their minds and bodies. I am consistent on this whether the issue is consensual intimate relations between adults, or the freedom to self-medicate and self-entertain oneself using the agricultural or pharmaceutical product of one’s choice, or the responsibility of parents to choose...
  • Nearly-naked hotties for Ron Paul! Really!

    02/18/2008 5:38:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 61 replies · 10,198+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2-18-08
    You better hurry because the last batch of Ron Paul pin-up calendars is going quickly. Which pleases Juliet Annerino no end because she sank a sizable chunk of her own change into printing up hundreds of these calendars to help fund the campaign of her favorite politician. You've already missed Miss January, Lisa Kelly, a lifelong Democrat and mother of two who never dreamed she'd be posing in a slip to help a 72-year-old, 10-term Republican congressman in his hopeless run for the White House. Actually, that's her as Miss Liberty down below.
  • Kindergarten Children should be Encouraged to Dance Naked and Masturbate; Child Expert

    10/18/2007 8:12:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies · 667+ views
    LifeSite ^ | October 18, 2007--well, not really | Hilary White
    OSLO, Norway, October 17, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Oslo pre-school teacher, backed by child psychologists, has suggested that kindergarten children be encouraged to “express” their sexuality through “sex-play” and games, including dancing naked and masturbating, in pre-school and day-care centres.   The English language edition of Norway’s Aftenposten newspaper reports that Pia Friis, the respected operator of an Oslo kindergarten, told an interviewer that children should be able “to look at each other and examine each other's bodies. They can play doctor, play mother and father, dance naked and masturbate”.   “But their sexuality must also be socialized, so they...
  • Libertarians to Conservatives: Drop Dead

    08/21/2007 11:41:49 AM PDT · by DesScorp · 444 replies · 5,217+ views
    National Review Online ^ | Aug 6, 2007 | Carol Iannone
    I just recently caught up with the exchange on conservatism and the culture wars between Brink Lindsey and Ramesh Ponnuru, in which Lindsey exhorts conservatives to give up any further efforts in the culture war, which he deems finished. And I also heard some of a Cato Institute talk that featured Lindsey and David Brooks, who agrees with Lindsey on this point. I agree with Peter Wood who commented on PBC that if the culture war is over, efforts to reform the university are pointless, and we obviously don't think such efforts are pointless or we wouldn't be here at...
  • Prostitutes and Politics Why is it still illegal to pay for sex?

    05/09/2007 6:51:49 AM PDT · by Lusis · 422 replies · 5,197+ views
    Reason Online ^ | May 7, 2007 | Cathy Young
    The resignation of Randall Tobias, the chief of the Bush administration's foreign aid programs, for "personal reasons" following the revelation that he had engaged the services of two escort-service workers has provided rich grist for amusement on the punditry circuit. There was indeed plenty of material for humor in the situation, from Tobias's strong stand in favor of abstinence teaching in AIDS prevention programs to his "I didn't inhale"-style assertion that he never had sex with the women. But the predictable laughs have obscured a much larger issue than hypocrisy in the ranks of social conservatives. The reason Tobias's call-girl...
  • Actress Sienna Miller: Monogamy Is 'Overrated'

    10/13/2006 2:54:26 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 100 replies · 3,181+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 11, 2006 | Staff
    The actress who was engaged to Jude Law when he cheated with the nanny now says monogamy is "overrated."Sienna Miller tells Rolling Stone that "monogamy is a weird thing" for her. She says it's a hard thing to maintain because we're all "animals." She's still with Law and is hoping they'll have babies. The 24-year-old British actress has been in Pennsylvania shooting the screen adaptation of Michael Chabon's novel "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh." She got into some hot water for comments she made about the city. "Can you believe this is my life?" she told Rolling Stone. "Will you pity...
  • Poisoning Childhood

    09/14/2006 5:49:12 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 789+ views
    Agape Press | 9/13/06 | Jane Jimenez
    (AgapePress) - She stands with her arms folded resolutely across her chest. In the background of the photo, you can see playground equipment. She is the mom protecting our children in this lead magazine article about the dangers of pest control spraying in the nation's schools.On the Internet, a website tracks reports of school pesticide exposure incidents. In 1995, Case #94415050501 records parents' complaints that their children had been exposed to pesticides on the school playground. One child in fifth grade broke out in hives. However, medical reports did not substantiate any claim that the child's hives were due...
  • Kids, Porn and Politics [and Public Libraries and Voters]

    09/10/2006 7:11:11 PM PDT · by plan2succeed.org · 146 replies · 4,112+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | September 10, 2006 | David Reinhard, Assoc. Ed.
    KIDS, PORN AND POLITICS Sunday, September 10, 2006 David Reinhard, Assoc. Ed. The Oregonian Editorial Rob Brading had a chance to stand up for children and blew it -- twice. The Democratic challenger to House Speaker Karen Minnis had a chance to champion the common-sense notion that children are different than adults and said nothing -- twice. Brading had a chance to protect kids from pornography when they're in Multnomah County public libraries and did nothing -- twice. First, as a member of the Multnomah County Library Advisory Board, he voted for the county to join with the American Civil...
  • Fear-Based Sex Education

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

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

    08/18/2006 3:57:03 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 26 replies · 1,337+ views
    Tradition, Family, Property ^ | August 18, 2006 | Norman Fulkerson
    Millions of [young adults] nationwide, including male university students, have chosen to remain virgins until marriage. In doing so they unflinchingly clash head on with a modern day culture that implicitly condones free love. ... Men with piety are often presented as genderless beings a young man would never want to imitate. On the opposite side of the spectrum is the equally distorted concept of men who are macho. Such men see the loss of virginity as not only an acceptable but even a necessary step towards their deformed image of manhood. Sherif Girgis would be the first to disagree...
  • Teen Girls Drawn to Smoking by Hot Cable Series

    08/13/2006 7:05:24 PM PDT · by at bay · 74 replies · 1,199+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | August 10, 2006 | Lisa L. Colangelo
    Sex and the ciggie If your teens watch "Sex and the City," the sex isn't the only thing you have to worry about. Virtually every teen girl interviewed as part of a new Health Department report on smoking said the show influenced their deadly habit. "Whenever I think of how to smoke, it's the way Sarah Jessica Parker exhales, and I'm like obsessed," one 10th-grader said. "I love her, and the way she exhales is very memorable. She kind of ... elongates her neck and exhales into the air." About 11% of teenagers smoke, according to the Health Department. The...
  • Quinceanera (Propagandistic "Anglo" effort to impose progressive sexual values on a Mexican...)

    08/13/2006 10:20:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 704+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 8/14/2006 | James Bowman
    A rather propagandistic "Anglo" effort to impose progressive sexual values on a "judgmental" Mexican-American community. Quinceanera by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland is an Anglo take on Mexican-American culture in Los Angeles which approaches its subject with an easy sentimentality that spoils, I think, what might otherwise have been an interesting glimpse into contemporary Chicano life. As Glatzer and Westmoreland see it, all that is needed by their picturesque and sympathetic Mexicans is a wholesome lesson in socially and sexually progressive values from Anglos like themselves. Once they have understood how old-fashioned and out-of-date their attitude towards sex are, then...
  • The Immoral Intentionality of 'Teen' Movies

    08/04/2006 6:06:39 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies · 1,936+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 8/4/06 | Dr. Marc T. Newman
    (AgapePress) - Barna Research in 2002 revealed that less than 10 percent of teens believe that there are such things as moral absolutes to guide their actions. These teens were initiated into this "value-free" environment by their parents -- adults who believed in moral absolutes made up only 22 percent of the research sample. So perhaps it is fitting that My Super Ex-Girlfriend and John Tucker Must Die were released as this summer's one-two PG-13 punch. If we are going to encourage a new generation of morally ambivalent teens, after all, we need to make sure they can attend...
  • Herpes infections frequent in adolescent girls

    08/01/2006 8:00:18 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 16 replies · 2,087+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 31, 2006 | Anne Harding
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Infections with the virus that causes genital herpes are common among teen girls, a new study shows. While none of the young women in the study had oral or genital herpes symptoms, some of those who tested positive for the virus were shedding it in their vaginal area, meaning it would be possible for them to transmit the infection to others, Dr. Kenneth H. Fife of the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and colleagues report. "It was something that we sort of expected to find based on the incidence of other sexually transmitted...
  • How Young Is Too Young? (Teen Sex)

    07/18/2006 4:42:43 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 69 replies · 6,716+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 7/12/06 | Jane Jimenez
    (AgapePress) - I think she still holds it against me. As a teen today, it's absolutely ludicrous to think that my niece Katie needs to hold my hand while crossing the street.But way back when, when Katie was just three, our battle of wills produced fierce tears. On a shopping trip, I her aunt, was entrusted with her safety. All was going well ... until the moment I grabbed Katie's hand before we crossed the busy parking lot in front of the store.Katie jerked her hand away from me. Hearing a car's motor on the left, I reached out...
  • UK 'too soft on cannabis dangers'

    06/27/2006 2:38:29 AM PDT · by familyop · 10 replies · 576+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 27JUN06 | Philip Johnston
    New strains of highly potent cannabis are as dangerous as heroin and cocaine and the drug can no longer be dismissed as "soft and relatively harmless", the United Nations said yesterday. In an implied criticism of Britain's decision to downgrade cannabis, Antonio Maria Costa, the head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, said that countries got the "drug problem they deserved" if they maintained inadequate policies. His comments indicated deep unhappiness with the Government's decision to reclassify cannabis from a Class B drug to Class C. Heroin and cocaine are Class A substances, attracting the toughest penalties for...
  • Sex and the Single (Preteen) Girl: Gossip Girl

    04/04/2006 6:29:59 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 119 replies · 9,614+ views
    Breakpoint with Charles Colson ^ | April 3, 2006 | Charles Colson
    When writer Marcia Segelstein headed to the bookstore to scout out books for her 12-year-old, she wasn’t sure what to expect. But she certainly didn’t expect rampant drinking, drug use, profanity, and explicit descriptions of sex and nudity. Nevertheless, that’s exactly what she found. Segelstein’s daughter had been clamoring to read the Gossip Girl series, which “‘all’ of her friends were reading,” she said. After seeing what was in the books, Segelstein was floored. But a school librarian confirmed, “They’re very popular among sixth and seventh graders.” Even worse, the librarian added, “Some parents are so happy that their kids...
  • Sexy media a siren call to promiscuity?

    04/03/2006 10:36:07 AM PDT · by mlc9852 · 43 replies · 1,632+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | April 3, 2006 | Michael Conlon
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Sexually charged music, magazines, TV and movies push youngsters into intercourse at an earlier age, perhaps by acting as kind of virtual peer that tells them everyone else is doing it, a study said Monday. "This is the first time we've shown that the more kids are exposed to sex in media the earlier they have sex," said Jane Brown of the University of North Carolina, chief author of the report. Previous research had been limited to television, said the study which looked at 1,017 adolescents when they were aged 12 to 14 and again two years...
  • Court OKs seizure of cash with high cocaine traces

    03/08/2006 10:00:00 AM PST · by steel_resolve · 423 replies · 3,699+ views
    Tribune Review ^ | Wednesday, March 08, 2006 | AP
    HARRISBURG -- Cash with far higher-than-normal trace levels of cocaine can be seized as contraband from speeding drivers, a divided state appeals court ruled today. The 5-2 Commonwealth Court decision concerned the seizure of $451,000 from two separate vehicle stops by state police on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in 2002 and 2004.
  • Pool Area Not For Breastfeeding, Ann Arbor Woman Told

    01/12/2006 5:34:02 AM PST · by ShadowDancer · 569 replies · 8,291+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | January 11, 2006
    Pool Area Not For Breastfeeding, Ann Arbor Woman Told YMCA Rule Concerns Food, Drink By Pool And Distraction To LifeguardsPOSTED: 4:12 pm EST January 11, 2006 An Ann Arbor woman says she was asked to stop breastfeeding her baby in public at an area YMCA. Now she hopes by speaking out, the gray line about breast-feeding in public is eliminated. On Dec. 22, Kelly Fuks took her 6-month-old daughter, Ansley, and her 3-year-old son, Maxwell, to the swimming area of the YMCA in Ann Arbor. According to Fuks, a lifeguard of the YMCA approached her and told her she could...
  • Letter: 'Gay Day' not for 'the public'(Newton, MA)

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

    12/25/2005 4:45:24 PM PST · by plain talk · 806 replies · 5,889+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Nov 22, 2005 | Steve Farrell
    Essay one addressed Modern Liberalism as the religion, albeit the false religion, that it is. Next, enter stage right, Libertarianism. Libertarianism, or at least that mainstream brand of Libertarianism which zealously waves that oxymoronic political banner "Political Conservative, Social Liberal," has its own pint-sized political party, but more importantly the faith of Libertarianism has a Titanic-sized impact upon the religious inclinations of the leadership ranks of the Republican Party, and upon many of the prestigious think-tanks which preach republicans their gospel. Libertarianism's central claim to fame from a political standpoint is that it represents an anti-statist, limited government answer to...
  • School Board's Pro-Homosexual Appointments Have Maryland Citizen Activists Concerned

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

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

    11/23/2005 1:30:45 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies · 2,116+ views
    The Gazette ^ | November 23, 2005 | Peggy Vaughn
    The county school system is re-thinking its definition of sexual abstinence after complaints from two parents that their children were receiving incorrect and even risky information in sex ed classes. Karen Sees and Cindy Richards said the ‘‘contraception comparison chart” used in eighth-grade health class at Herbert Hoover Middle School describes three types of abstinence: No intercourse, withdrawal (ejaculation outside of the body) and rhythm (no intercourse during ovulation). ‘‘Since when did the term abstinence change to include the two most ineffective forms of birth control possible?” said Cindy Richards of Potomac. ‘‘Here we have been teaching our kids that...
  • Not a path to promiscuity, but to sanity

    10/30/2005 9:24:21 AM PST · by gcruse · 84 replies · 1,850+ views
    Times OnLine ^ | October 30, 2005 | Minette Marrin
    Traditional sexuality morality — meaning sexual restraint, particularly for women — was based on that connection between sex and conception: it evolved to protect paternity and patrimony. Now the connection has all but disappeared, as has patrimony, and the less connection, the less restraint and the more empty the morality. For this reason Christian moralists and others are doomed to failure with their quixotic hopes of getting people to say no to sex or to save themselves for married monogamy; they might as well try to put a genie back in his lamp. Because higamous, hogamous we are mostly not...
  • America, The Land Of Libertinism And Sex Crimes

    05/21/2005 3:08:16 AM PDT · by Lindykim · 29 replies · 974+ views
    Christian Underground ^ | May 20, 2005 | Linda Kimball
    The Apostle Paul said, "Let us behave decently." And at one time not so very long ago, the majority of Americans believed that behaving decently was the right thing to do. Decency, respect, and civilization go hand in hand. But modern libertine man has spurned decency, because where decency is, libertinism, which goes hand in hand with disrespect and indecency, can not exist openly. Writing in "Judaisms Sexual Revolution: Why Judaism And Then Christianity Rejected Homosexuality," Dennis Prager said; '.....Human sexuality, especially male sexuality.....is utterly wild. Men have had sex with women.....men....little girls and young boys....a single partner...large groups....immediate family...
  • SpongeBob, Barney promote 'gay tolerance (FedEx to Sponsor in Gov't Schools)

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

    12/29/2004 12:36:31 PM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 62 replies · 2,874+ views
    BreakPoint with Chuck Colson ^ | December 29, 2004 | Chuck Colson
    This November, Judy Blume was presented with a medal from the National Book Award Foundation. The same day, Madeleine L’Engle received a medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Though both authors are best known for their books for teenagers, they couldn’t be more different. Blume made her name as the writer of Deenie, Forever, and other young adult novels known for their sexual themes and explicit descriptions. Typically, many of the articles written to celebrate her medal pictured Blume as a sort of big sister who provided guidance and reassurance about premarital sex, masturbation, and similar topics. Washington...
  • (Rainbow) Flag stirs flap at Howell High

    12/23/2004 12:27:36 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 91 replies · 3,028+ views
    Ann Arbor News ^ | 12-23-04 | STEPHENIE KOEHN
    Flag stirs flap at Howell High Controversy centered over meaning of Diversity Club message Thursday, December 23, 2004 BY STEPHENIE KOEHN News Staff Reporter What is the meaning of a rainbow? For many who see one during or after a rainstorm, it's a harbinger of good luck or at least a warm and fuzzy feeling. In the form of a flag hanging at Howell High School, however, it has created a controversy between those who see it as an expression of diversity and those who see it as supporting homosexuality. Confusion over the meaning of the flag, said Howell High...
  • Same-Sex Marriage - A Threat To Whom?

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

    12/16/2004 11:50:45 PM PST · by kattracks · 12 replies · 1,222+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 12/17/05 | Rebecca Hagelin
    What is it about sex education that causes some otherwise rational adults to behave irrationally?  When it comes to other topics -- smoking, drinking, drug abuse -- we don’t hesitate to give our children the benefit of an unambiguous “no.” We tell them flat out that they shouldn’t do it. If anyone said, “But kids are going to drink any way, so let’s show them how they can minimize the effects of a hangover,” most parents would suggest that that person have his head examined.  Yet who can deny that the same logic (or lack thereof) lies behind the push...
  • Two Kinds of Freedom?

    12/16/2004 1:20:49 PM PST · by AreaMan · 12 replies · 499+ views
    Stand To Reason ^ | 1996 | Gregory Koukl
    Two Kinds of Freedom? Gregory Koukl Greg compares the freedom of a hedonist and the freedom of a President Last week, an issue came up that hinged specifically on the definitions of words. Do you know what clear thinking is? It's like a clear picture, one that's in focus. When you get a snapshot back from a holiday and look at it, if it wasn't in focus it will appear blurry. In the same fashion, if we want our thinking to be clear, it must be in focus. If there are words whose meanings are blurry to us, then...
  • The Waxman Report on Sex Ed

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

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

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

    12/08/2004 10:14:16 AM PST · by gidget7 · 118 replies · 3,937+ views
    Sen. Kennedy Says Opponents of “Gay Marriage” Are Bigots Sen. Edward Kennedy has told A.P. that opponents of “gay marriage” are bigots. The news service reported last week: “Meanwhile, Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy criticized supporters of a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, saying that would be a civil rights setback. “Kennedy said bigotry should not be written into the federal constitution, and constitutional amendments should be about expanding rights and liberties.” Unitarians Confirm Our Forecast that Group Sex Will be Next The Unitarian Church is now welcoming those who believe in group relationships including the practice of “romantic love.”...
  • Commercial showing bouncers turning away Gays from church

    12/05/2004 10:06:24 PM PST · by metalmanx2j · 40 replies · 1,515+ views
    This commercial is an attempt by the uber liberals to try and show the Christian Right as monsters! For a good annaysis go to http://www.starktruth.com
  • Frist calls for review of abstinence-only programs (a cave-in to nosehair Waxman?)

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

    12/05/2004 10:56:02 AM PST · by sinanju · 2 replies · 662+ views
    To all D.C. (suburban MD) Freepers; Jerry Klein, WMAL's house liberal is fielding calls on the Montgomery County Sex-ed controversy.
  • Shocking Questions: Yes, There Are Answers (Warning: graphic sexual content)

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

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

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

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