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  • Many gay Catholics disappointed with cardinals' choice for pope, . . .

    04/20/2005 7:58:13 AM PDT · by SmithL · 67 replies · 1,045+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/20/5 | Rona Marech
    Many gay Catholics disappointed with cardinals' choice for pope, seeing Ratzinger as church's most outspoken foe of equal rights Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, was raised Catholic but left the church in 1986 after former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger -- the new Pope Benedict XVI -- issued a letter to the bishops on the "pastoral care of homosexual persons." The letter described gays as "intrinsically disordered" and homosexuality as a "tendency ordered toward an intrinsic moral evil." "I think most of us who were gay and Catholic will never forget when Ratzinger's letter came...
  • Groups Debate Slower Strategy on Gay Rights (Gays to Accept Bush's SS Reform IF....)

    12/09/2004 6:48:32 AM PST · by KidGlock · 27 replies · 400+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12/9/04
    Groups Debate Slower Strategy on Gay Rights By JOHN M. BRODER Published: December 9, 2004 LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8 - Leaders of the gay rights movement are embroiled in a bitter and increasingly public debate over whether they should moderate their goals in the wake of bruising losses in November when 11 states approved constitutional amendments prohibiting same-sex marriages. In the past week alone, the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay and lesbian advocacy group, has accepted the resignation of its executive director, appointed its first non-gay board co-chairman and adopted a new, more moderate strategy, with less emphasis...
  • Sobered Gay Rights Groups Vow to Change Public's Mind (hello knock knock -- last election)

    11/13/2004 10:19:56 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 31 replies · 2,016+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 14, 2004 | Kate Zernike
    ST. LOUIS, Nov. 13 - In one room, young gay activists were learning the basics of opposition research and analyzing the power of get-out-the-vote videos produced by evangelical groups. In another, the opponents of recent state amendments prohibiting gay marriage debated which strategies were more effective: Going door to door? Holding town hall meetings? Asking church congregations to give them an audience? About 2,500 organizers from gay groups across the country gathered for a conference here this weekend, the first large-scale gathering since the Nov. 2 elections, when voters in 11 states resoundingly approved amendments to their constitutions against same-sex...
  • Caution in Court for Gay Rights Groups

    11/12/2004 1:20:12 PM PST · by neverdem · 44 replies · 2,696+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 12, 2004 | ADAM LIPTAK
    Fearful that aggressive action could backfire and generate public hostility, gay rights groups are planning to limit the scope of their legal challenges to the constitutional amendments banning gay marriage that were passed by 11 states last week. The groups are making a temporary retreat from their most fundamental goal, winning the right for same-sex marriages, and focusing instead on those measures that addressed civil unions in some way. The groups say that broader suits seeking the right to marry could add fuel to President Bush's efforts to create a federal prohibition on gay marriage. Many of the state amendments...
  • Homosexual Agenda: Categorical Index of Links (Revision 1.1)

    11/21/2003 9:50:23 AM PST · by scripter · 607 replies · 51,750+ views
    11/21/03 | scripter
    Homosexual Agenda: Categorical Index of Links (Revision 1.1) Category Year Title Posted On FreeRepublic Adoption   2002 Pediatrics Group Endorses Homosexual Adoption     Trophy children Yes Bible   2003 What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality, Adultery...     What does the Bible actually say about being gay? Yes     The Christian Confronted by Homosexuality Yes     Talmud on Homosexuality     Is banning the Bible next?     Christianity and Homosexuality Yes     A divisive debate over the Bible spotlighted Episcopalians' OK for gay bishop   2002 Responding to Pro-Gay Theology   1999 The...
  • Homosexual leader vows to 'torture' opponents

    04/29/2004 10:30:52 PM PDT · by scripter · 73 replies · 431+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 30, 2004
    The head of a national homosexual organization is vowing to politically "punish," "terrify" and "torture" activists who oppose his organization's agenda on "gay" rights – which he says would give him "endless satisfaction." Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force in Washington, D.C., made the comments in yesterday's edition of Between the Lines, a Detroit area homosexual newsmagazine, the American Family Association of Michigan points out. In addition to declaring his desire for retribution against "local legislators and leaders" who oppose the homosexual agenda, Foreman expressed a goal beyond securing legal same-sex marriage, that is...
  • Gay activists 'regrouping' at meeting

    11/11/2004 8:40:59 AM PST · by Horatio Gates · 49 replies · 1,128+ views
    AP viaTacoma News Tribune ^ | 11/11/04 | CHERYL WITTENAUER
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Organizers of a national gay and lesbian conference said soul-searching was in order after the resounding voter passage of gay marriage bans in 11 states last week. Matt Foreman, executive director of the sponsoring National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, said the election results left members troubled and fearful. It's tough when "the vast majority of citizens in your state not only do not understand you but take hostile steps to change the constitution to take away rights we never even had," Foreman said. "There's no way you can put lipstick on that pig." About 2,000...
  • 'Don't Blame Gays,' Activist Says

    11/05/2004 8:17:23 AM PST · by kattracks · 121 replies · 1,708+ views ^ | 11/05/04 | Susan Jones
    ( - The head of the National Gay and Lesbian Task force issued a statement Thursday, saying it's not fair or accurate to blame the homosexual agenda for the Democrats' defeat at the polls. "Months ago, we all knew that if George Bush was re-elected, 'gay marriage' would be blamed. A scapegoat is required. Offer up the gays," Matt Foreman said. His statement on the outcome of the 2004 election continues as follows: "The right wing was indeed energized. I would be too if I shared their "values." The Bush Administration has catered to their every request and fed...
  • Sexual Freedom Activists Target 'Archaic, Unjust' Sex Laws

    06/06/2004 10:59:40 PM PDT · by tuesday afternoon · 36 replies · 876+ views ^ | 6/01/04 | Susan Jones
    ( - The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force says it is time to repeal America's "archaic and unjust" sex laws. The Task Force announced it is taking part in a project to analyze sex laws throughout the United States and identify which ones need to go. The point is to "educate Americans about the prevalence and abuse of antiquated and unjust sex laws in the nation, and to give grassroots activists policy and organizing tools to work to change these laws," the Task Force said in a press release. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force said it is...