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  • Historic Lesbian Marriage in Boston Cathedral Unites Top Clergy of Episcopal Church

    01/02/2011 7:58:44 PM PST · by marshmallow · 69 replies
    PR Web ^ | 1/2/11
    The historic marriage of Episcopal Divinity School, dean and president, the Very Reverend Katherine Hancock Ragsdale and Mally Lloyd, Canon to the Ordinary, took place today at the Cathedral Church of St Paul in Boston.The Episcopalian bishop of Massachusetts began 2011 by solemnizing the first lesbian marriage - of two senior Episcopalian clergy - at Boston's St Paul's Cathedral Saturday (January 1). The marriage of Episcopal Divinity School, dean and president, the Very Reverend Katherine Hancock Ragsdale and Mally Lloyd, Canon to the Ordinary, was the first lesbian marriage solemnized by the Right Reverend M Thomas Shaw SSJE, Bishop Diocesan...
  • 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.”...
  • A lump of coal in Denver's stocking (for banning the term "Christmas")

    12/02/2004 4:39:30 AM PST · by mhking · 56 replies · 1,903+ views
    Ramblings' Journal ^ | 12.2.04 | Michael King
    Denver's holiday traditions include a Christmas Parade and the lighting of the City and County Building in downtown Denver.Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper recently announced that the phrase "MERRY CHRISTMAS" on the outside of the building will be changed to "HAPPY HOLIDAYS," in yet another politically correct attack on the institution of Christmas. And while they're at it, the city is stopping a church group from participating in the annual "Parade of Lights", and singing Christmas Carols.Parade organizers claim that Christmas Carols may be offensive to some people....a church group who wants to march in the Parade of Lights and sing...
  • Christmastime event is no-Christian zone ( 'holy homosexuals' OK for parade)

    12/02/2004 1:11:39 AM PST · by ETERNAL WARMING · 43 replies · 1,642+ views
    WND ^ | December 2, 2004 | Joe Kovacs
    HOLIDAY BLUES Christmastime event is no-Christian zone Santa, 'holy homosexuals' OK for parade, but no floats with direct religious themes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: December 2, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Joe Kovacs © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com In the latest skirmish over Christmas in America, a Christian group is not allowed to participate in Denver's annual Parade of Lights, because church members sought to sing yuletide hymns and proclaim a "Merry Christmas" message on their float. However, the event, now in its 30th year, will include homosexual American Indians, Kung Fu artisans, belly dancers and, of course, Santa Claus. "I think there's an...
  • Defense of Traditional Marriage Spreading Across the Map

    09/07/2004 12:59:50 PM PDT · by tigerteam_ab · 5 replies · 473+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 9/7/2004 | Allie Martin
    (AgapePress) - A group of young adults is touring the nation encouraging people to vote in favor of traditional marriage state amendments in the upcoming election. Voters in almost a dozen states will have the opportunity this fall to decide if they want to amend their state constitutions to protect marriage as the union as a man and a woman. Eight members of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property, or TFP, are touring five of those states -- Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. They are holding informational rallies in downtown areas, handing out flyers...
  • Log Cabin Republicans attack Republicans

    08/30/2004 5:48:44 PM PDT · by tigerteam_ab · 88 replies · 1,713+ views
    As our nation's eyes are on New York City for the Republican National Convention, Log Cabin's mission, our courageous delegates and our GOP allies are under intense attack from the radical right. The Republican Party Platform is an outrageous insult to all of us and our families. The platform not only calls for an anti-family Constitutional amendment, but it also opposes civil unions and domestic partnerships.  While thousands of courageous gay and lesbian Americans are fighting to win the war on terror, the platform also says, "Homosexuality is incompatible with military service."  Log Cabin has decided to respond immediately to...
  • Presbyterian church defames Christianity

    07/21/2004 12:08:16 AM PDT · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 27 replies · 959+ views
    Townhall ^ | Jly 20, 2004 | Dennis Prager
    Presbyterian church defames Christianity Dennis Prager (archive) TownHall July 20, 2004 | Print | Send I have argued in this column that the greatest sin is committing evil in God's name. As bad as the evil committed by secularists, such as communists and Nazis, has ever been, the most grievous evil is that which is committed in the name of God. For not only do religious evils harm their victims, they also do lasting damage to God-based morality, which those of us who believe in God and religion consider the only viable antidote to evil. That is why Islamic terror...
  • When One (baby) Is Enough (ultimate in cold selfishness)

    07/18/2004 11:39:14 AM PDT · by dennisw · 501 replies · 16,708+ views
    nytimes ^ | July 18, 2004 | AMY RICHARDS as told to AMY BARRETT
    July 18, 2004 LIVES When One Is Enough By AMY RICHARDS as told to AMY BARRETT I grew up in a working-class family in Pennsylvania not knowing my father. I have never missed not having him. I firmly believe that, but for much of my life I felt that what I probably would have gained was economic security and with that societal security. Growing up with a single mother, I was always buying into the myth that I was going to be seduced in the back of a pickup truck and become pregnant when I was 16. I had friends...
  • FEDERAL THOUGHT CRIMES - TED KENNEDY'S NEW LEGISLATION

    07/19/2004 12:05:13 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 23 replies · 1,510+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | July 19, 2004 | Cliff Kincaid
    <p>The U.S. Senate has passed Ted Kennedy's so-called "hate crimes" bill. In the words of the Traditional Values Coalition, it will criminalize a person's thoughts and provides unequal penalties for the same crime—depending upon the motivation of the accused. That means that the media that possibly provoked or influenced commission of the crime will come in for scrutiny. Yet our liberal media have remained silent on the constitutional and First Amendment implications of this approach.</p>
  • Gays try to ban protests at events

    07/19/2004 5:40:38 AM PDT · by NRA1995 · 99 replies · 4,168+ views
    Philly Pride seeks court order to prevent 'Outfest' evangelism
  • 'Gay marriage' is wrong

    07/14/2004 10:34:59 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 66 replies · 1,772+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Wednesday, July 14, 2004 | Robert A. J. Gagnon, Ph.D.
    Advocates of "gay marriage" or homosexual civil unions argue that promiscuity will be reduced. Such an argument overlooks two key points. First, a embracing homosexual unions is more likely to undermine the institution of marriage and produce other negative effects than it is to make fidelity and longevity the norm for homosexual unions. Second, homosexual unions are not wrong primarily because of their disproportionately high rate of promiscuity and breakups. They are wrong because "gay marriage" is a contradiction in terms. As with consensual adult incest and polyamory, considerations of commitment and fidelity factor only after certain structural prerequisites are...
  • Three Year Old Sodomized By Homosexual Dies Of Heart Attack.

    07/14/2004 10:08:43 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 257 replies · 11,428+ views
    Traditional Values Coalition ^ | March 19, 2004 | Traditional Values Coalition
    Summary: An Indiana three-year-old boy who died of a heart attack last November may have died as a result of being sodomized. An Indiana coroner has determined that rectal injuries to a three-year-old boy may have contributed to his death from a heart attack in November. A report in the Northwest Indiana News(March 13, 2004) quotes coroner Jeff Wells: "His heart was unstable to begin with and yes, this could have thrown it over the edge. There is a possibility that he could have had a heart attack while being sodomized." Read and distribute TVC's report on the high rate...
  • Supreme Court Sides With Pornographers Again

    07/13/2004 10:11:42 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 517 replies · 5,732+ views
    eagleforum.org ^ | July 14, 2004 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Do you ever wonder why the internet is so polluted with pornography? The Supreme Court just reminded us why: it blocks every attempt by Congress to regulate the pornographers. From its ivory tower, the Court props open the floodgates for smut and graphic sex. Over the past five years, it has repeatedly found new constitutional rights for vulgarity, most recently invalidating the Child Online Protection Act (COPA). This latest judicial outrage happened on the final day of the Supreme Court term, after which the justices headed out for a long summer break. Lacking teenaged children of their own, the justices...
  • Mass. Gays: "Strike Down 1913 Law" (You've gotta be kidding me...)

    07/13/2004 2:33:51 PM PDT · by ICX · 17 replies · 1,103+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/13/04 | AP
    <p>Photo Essays:•Battle Over Gay MarriageSTORIES BACKGROUND •Mass. AG: Gay Marriage for Residents Only•Marriage Debate Builds Steam in Senate•Bush Wants Amendment to Ban Gay Marriage•Senate to Debate Banning Gay Marriage•Gay Activists Rally Against Virginia Law•Mayors to Vote on Gay Marriage Resolution•Romney Urges Amendment Against Gay Marriage BOSTON — A 1913 Massachusetts law that is being used to prevent out-of-state gays from getting married here is discriminatory and should be struck down, a lawyer for eight same-sex couples (search) told a judge Tuesday.</p>
  • Gay marriage vote appears doomed

    07/13/2004 10:13:55 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 63 replies · 1,891+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | 7/13/04 | Tom Curry
    Senate Democrats on Tuesday appeared headed toward a tactical victory over the hot-button issue of gay marriage. What seemed likely Monday — an up-or-down Senate vote on a proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as only "the union of a man and a woman" — appeared very doubtful a day later as Republican and Democratic leaders were unable to agree on a procedure for a vote. Republican Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has scheduled a Wednesday vote on cloture, a procedural move that would limit debate on the topic and allow the Senate to proceed to voting on the proposed...
  • Live and Let Live (The Libertarian Case For Gay Marriage)

    07/13/2004 8:11:13 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 140 replies · 1,323+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 13, 2004 | RICHARD A. EPSTEIN
    Two recent developments have returned same-sex marriages to center stage. At one pole lies the conservative effort to steer a Family Marriage Amendment, banning same-sex marriages, through Congress; and at the other, the implementation of the Massachusetts decision in Goodridge v. Department of Health, which requires equal treatment for same-sex marriages. These two parallel episodes offer powerful evidence of an unhappy wedge between the majoritarian and libertarian wings of conservative legal thought. Generally -- and here the illiberal FMA is a jarring exception -- conservatives insist that most important structural questions in the U.S. should be decided through the democratic...
  • Stop the 2004 Gay Days at Walt Disney World. (2005, now)

    07/13/2004 9:51:01 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 25 replies · 991+ views
    Christian Action Network ^ | Christian Action Network
    Quote from web site: "Mr. Michael Eisner, CEO, The Walt Disney Company 500 South Buena Vista Street Burbank, CA It is an outrage that Walt Disney World in Orlando is allowing the open dis[play of offensive and illegal homosexuality during "Gay Days at Walt Disney World." This is shameful! And no child should ever have to witness homosexual acts while attending Disney World. The acts videotaped in your park year-after-year have become more prevalent and still you do nothing to protect children in your charge. Mr. Eisner, you have a moral and legal responsibility to the parents and children who...
  • Eleven Arguments Against Same-Sex Marriage - Dobson

    07/12/2004 3:30:06 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 133 replies · 6,279+ views
    www.family.org ^ | May 23, 2004 | Dr. James Dobson
    An argument in favor of homosexual marriage that you are likely to hear again and again on radio talk shows, on national television, and on the Internet, reflects a line of reasoning that you must be prepared to counter. It is embodied in these kinds of questions: Why all the fuss about gay marriage anyway? And why should it matter to you if a gay couple marries and moves into your neighborhood? Why shouldn’t our definition of family be broadened and modernized? After all, what harm could possibly be done by yielding to the demands of those who say traditional...
  • Rosie's Gay Cruise Line Sets Sail

    07/13/2004 12:21:18 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 92 replies · 2,727+ views
    E! Online ^ | 7-13-04 | Julie Keller
    Ahoy, mateys, Rosie O'Donnell's going full steam ahead--her cruise line for gay and lesbian families has launched on its maiden voyage. The first cruise of R Family Vacations, a new company backed by the comic and gay-rights advocate, set sail Sunday from New York for a seven-day cruise to the Bahamas. O'Donnell was on hand in Manhattan Sunday to celebrate the first of several gay family friendly vacations planned by R Family Vacations. According to the R Family Website, the cruise is a seven-day adventure that will take its 2,100 passengers from New York to Florida to the Bahamas and...
  • Same-Sex 'Marriage' Issue: Senators on the High Priority Contact List (MUST BE CONTACTED!)

    07/13/2004 8:07:04 AM PDT · by thinkahead · 102 replies · 2,810+ views
    FRC.ORG ^ | July 13, 2004 | James Dobson
    Same-Sex 'Marriage' Issue: Senators on the High Priority Contact ListAs the Senate prepares to vote on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to protect marriage, it is vital that all pro-family Americans contact their Senators in support of this necessary amendment.Below is a list of Senators that Family Research Council has deemed to be the highest priority. If your Senator is listed, please contact him or her immediately and tell them to cast a vote in support of traditional marriage during the week of July 12th.
  • De-Lovely Couples: Mocking Marriage

    07/08/2004 9:43:39 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 16 replies · 1,496+ views
    BreakPoint with Charles Colson ^ | July 8, 2004 | Charles Colson
    In "De-Lovely," the new film about songwriter Cole Porter’s life, Porter tells his wife, Linda, about his homosexuality. Linda, who is the inspiration behind his genius, tells him that his music comes from his talent not from his destructive behavior. But she does beg Porter to give up his scandalous behavior so as “not to put us at jeopardy,” a promise Porter isn’t prepared to make. The prospect of a marriage where children, permanence, and fidelity are in doubt is supposed to make us pity Linda Porter, even if she was complicit in her own plight. After all, who would...
  • Yoko Ono Makes Old Song Gay Friendly

    07/08/2004 3:33:58 PM PDT · by MississippiMalcontent · 19 replies · 878+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 8, 2004 | David Bauder
    Yoko Ono has joined the chorus in support of gay marriage by recording "Every Man Has a Man Who Loves Him," a gay-friendly version of a song she wrote nearly a quarter-century ago. The song "Every Man Has a Woman Who Loves Him," included on her last album with John Lennon before he was killed in 1980, was also retooled into another version: "Every Woman Has a Woman Who Loves Her." It's both a political statement and a tribute to an audience that has improbably made her a hit act in the dance clubs at age 71. "I should think...
  • Edwards Is Their Man (Homosexuals)

    07/08/2004 1:45:57 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 21 replies · 1,244+ views
    Campaign for Working Families ^ | Wednesday, July 7, 2004 | Gary L. Bauer
    To: Friends and Supporters From: Gary L. Bauer, Chairman Campaign for Working Families Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2004 Edwards Is Their Man The selection of Senator John Edwards as Kerry’s running mate has certainly “fired up” some people. Within hours of his selection the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute issued a statement bragging that “John Kerry and John Edwards make up the most gay-supportive national ticket in American history!” Those are strong words and you can bet they will result in more money pouring into the Democratic National Committee from the homosexual rights crowd. In a week...
  • United Way to redistribute funds (Boy Scouts lose funding)

    07/08/2004 1:57:25 PM PDT · by RonF · 60 replies · 1,392+ views
    News Gleaner (suburban Philadelphia) ^ | 7/7/04 | George Tomezsko
    The United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania has decided to distribute funds held in escrow for the local Boy Scouts organization to two other greater Philadelphia organizations that benefit youth. The United Way took this action because the Cradle of Liberty Council has remained steadfast in support of the national Boy Scout policy regarding the appointment of homosexuals to leadership positions. Nonetheless, this latest action by the United Way disappointed local Scout leaders and has left them scrambling to make up the funding shortfall. Pat Coviello, executive vice president of the Cradle of Liberty Council, said he thought the United Way...
  • QUEERLY BELOVED - 1.4 million petitions to flood U.S. Senate In Defense Of Marriage on 9 July

    07/08/2004 2:00:38 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 31 replies · 897+ views
    WorldNet
    QUEERLY BELOVED1.4 million petitionsto flood U.S. Senate'Unless we protect and defend marriage in law, our nation will face grim social consequences' Posted: July 8, 20045:00 p.m. EasternThree organizations will team up tomorrow to deliver 1.4 million petitions supporting traditional marriage to the U.S. Senate. According the a statement from the Center for Reclaiming America, representatives from that group, the American Family Association and the American Center for Law and Justice will hand over the petitions to a group of senators on Capitol Hill tomorrow morning. The Senate is expected to vote on a constitutional amendment upholding marriage between one man...
  • FMA Vote Threatens Daschle's 100% Pro-Gay Rating

    07/07/2004 11:36:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeMajority · 6 replies · 611+ views
    Talon News ^ | 7/7/2004 | Jeff Gannon
    WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) faces a difficult vote in the Senate when Republicans bring the Federal Marriage Amendment to the floor in the next two weeks. Sponsors of the bill say the constitutional amendment to preserve traditional marriage as the union of one man and one woman is necessary to counter activist judges who have allowed homosexual unions in Massachusetts. Passage of the FMA is uncertain in the Senate, since it will require 67 votes. Daschle will have to decide whether to allow a floor vote or prevent it with a filibuster. The choice...
  • Log Cabin Republicans Happy With GOP Convention Speaker Line Up

    07/08/2004 1:10:40 PM PDT · by Polycarp IV · 355 replies · 5,104+ views
    Republican National Coalition for Life ^ | July 8, 2004 | Republican National Coalition for Life
    Log Cabin Republicans Happy With GOP Convention Speaker Line Up The homosexual group known as Log Cabin Republicans praised the Republican national convention for its choice of “inclusive, big-tent Republicans to speak in prime time at the convention in New York City,” reports the June 30 issue of the Advocate.com, a self-described award-winning national gay and lesbian newsmagazine web site. “The speakers include former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, Arizona Senator John McCain, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and New York Governor George Pataki.” “These speakers represent the future of the Republican Party,” said Patrick Guerriero, executive director of the...
  • The Secret Lives of Wives [Newsweek celebrates adultery by liberated women.]

    07/06/2004 4:00:03 AM PDT · by familyop · 290 replies · 7,121+ views
    Newsweek via MSNBC ^ | 05JUL04 | Lorraine Ali and Lisa Miller
    July 12 issue - When groups of women get together, especially if they're mothers and have been married for more than six or seven years, and especially if there's alcohol involved, the conversation is usually the same. They talk about the kids and work—how stressed they are, how busy and bone tired. They gripe about their husbands and, if they're being perfectly honest and the wine kicks in, they talk about the disappointments in their marriages. Not long ago, over lunch in Los Angeles, this conversation took a surprising turn, when Erin, who is in her early 40s and has...
  • House of Lords Limits Parents' Right to Hit Children

    07/05/2004 2:24:24 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 12 replies · 517+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 5, 2004 | ALAN COWELL
    ONDON, July 5 — The House of Lords, the upper house of Parliament, resolved today to limit, but not forbid, the right of parents to hit their children, changing a 144-year-old law that gave parents the right to strike children as "reasonable chastisement" for misbehavior.The vote represented a victory for Prime Minister Tony Blair, who opposes an outright ban on hitting and supported an alternative proposal for physical punishment that caused neither physical nor mental harm.For those who oppose punishing children by hitting them, the debate surrounding the vote was part of a campaign to secure for children the same...
  • New Bible translation promotes fornication Archbishop of Canterbury

    06/24/2004 7:21:03 AM PDT · by take · 142 replies · 2,280+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | June 24, 2004
    New Bible translation promotes fornication Archbishop of Canterbury praises version for 'extraordinary power' A brand-new translation of the Bible – praised by Britain's archbishop of Canterbury, that nation’s senior Christian voice – flatly contradicts traditional core Christian beliefs on sex and morality. Titled "Good as New," the new Bible is translated by former Baptist minister John Henson for the "One" organization, to produce what the group calls a "new, fresh and adventurous" translation of the Christian scriptures. Archbishop Rowan Williams The 104th archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams – leader of the Church of England – describes it is a...
  • Fallen Angel [The Rise and Fall of GayChurch]

    12/10/2003 7:46:35 PM PST · by B-Chan · 21 replies · 353+ views
    The Dallas Observer ^ | 4 December 2003 | J.D. Sparks
    Fallen AngelUnder the Reverend Michael Piazza, the world's largest gay and lesbian church soared, only to tumble into divisiveness and anger BY J.D. SPARKS ––––––––People flocked by the hundreds to Cathedral of Hope to hear the sermons of senior pastor Michael Piazza. –––––––– Preparation for Sunday-morning services at the Cathedral of Hope resembles backstage on opening night of a Broadway production. The halls bustle with activity as volunteer coordinators and staff tick off their to-do lists. Everything must be perfect, from preparing urns of coffee to ushering in latecomers to ordering multimedia presentations that flash headlines, film clips and still...
  • Gay Gamete Project: gays should lie to sperm banks, flood them to preserve "gay genes" (BARF ALERT!)

    06/14/2004 3:40:05 PM PDT · by rogueleader · 52 replies · 1,145+ views
    Gay Gamete Project ^ | Unknown | Gay Gamete Project
    The Gay Gamete Project was developed as a means to ensure the genetic survival of homosexuality;to assure that the decline in homosexual procreation does not result in our eventual extinction. Homophobic Guidelines: The FDA has been in the process of promulgating national regulations that would prohibit clinics from accepting sperm from homosexual applicants since 1999. The decision will likely be finalized before 2003. Due to these homophobic guidelines as well as those proposed by the ASRM, it is unfortunately necessary for gay men to lie about their sexual preference and sexual history in the application and interview process. Gay men...
  • Louis Vuitton and Pink Chiffon: Why Conservatives Should Support Gay Marriage

    06/07/2004 4:54:39 PM PDT · by JPhill9123 · 75 replies · 2,040+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | June 4, 2004 | John Phillips
    Louis Vuitton and Pink Chiffon: Why Conservatives Should Support Gay Marriage June 4, 2004 by John Phillips There are few issues in American life that can make seemingly normal people turn dippy on a dime -- and since Justin Timberlake hasn’t disrobed any member of the Jackson family of late -- the never ending saga over gay marriage has stepped up to fill the void. Like most conservatives, I’ve always believed that when it comes to protecting liberty the following rules apply: (1) individuals know better than politicians, (2) the states know better than the feds and (3) those who...
  • Sexual Freedom Activists Target 'Archaic, Unjust' Sex Laws

    06/06/2004 10:59:40 PM PDT · by tuesday afternoon · 36 replies · 876+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 6/01/04 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - 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...
  • What will YOU do about "gay" "marriage?"

    05/14/2004 11:09:35 PM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 94 replies · 353+ views
    self | 5/15/04 | R. W. Davis
    I want to throw out a question to fellow FReepers out there: Now that Massachusetts courts have forced homosexual/perverted "marriage" on that state--and the fact that the "full faith and credit" clause of the Constitution will force every other state to deal with it--what will your reaction be? I'm assuming, of course, that consistant conservatives (please shut-up libertarians, this question is not for you, OK?) will fight it, hopefully with a constitutional ammendment. There is however, a lot of doubt that such an ammendment will ever pass, and even if it does, it will take several years. Surely other states...
  • Gay marrieds say they will not be monogamous

    05/18/2004 10:40:16 AM PDT · by pabianice · 109 replies · 2,319+ views
    Boston Fishwrap ^ | 5/18/04 | Duncan
    According to today's Boston Herald, here is what the very first recipient of a Provincetown MA same-sex marriage license has to say about marriage: "[Jonathan Yarbrough] says the concept of forever is 'overrated' and that he, as a bisexual, and [his partner Cody] Rogahn, who is gay, have chosen to enjoy an open marriage. `I think it's possible to love more than one person and have more than one partner, not in the polygamist sense,' he said. `In our case, it is, we have, an open marriage...'"
  • Elementary school students witness gay marriages

    05/18/2004 7:04:14 AM PDT · by esryle · 81 replies · 746+ views
    Northampton, Massachusetts-AP -- A different sort of educational experience for a group of fourth- through sixth-graders in Northampton, Massachusetts. The students from the Solomon Schechter Day School went to Town Hall today to witness the first day of legal gay and lesbian marriages in Massachusetts. The students have been studying the civil rights movement. One of their teachers said today's proceedings offered a chance to see a bit of history in the making. Among those applying for their marriage licenses were several sets of parents from the school. The kids cheered as couples emerged from City Hall with their documents...
  • Spain Will Legalise Gay 'Marriages' - Zapatero

    03/18/2004 2:16:40 PM PST · by ambrose · 69 replies · 316+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3.18.04
    Spain Will Legalise Gay 'Marriages' - Zapatero Thu Mar 18, 2004 04:04 PM ET MADRID (Reuters) - Spain will legalize gay unions, although it may not call them marriages, incoming prime minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said on Thursday, but he did not set a time-frame for the move. "We are going to present a bill to set gay unions on the same footing as marriage," he said in an interview on Spain's Telecinco television channel. "From a semantic point of view marriage may be a concept that does not cover this type of union, but it will have the...
  • Same-Sex Marriage for Kids

    03/18/2004 10:38:54 AM PST · by bigsky · 57 replies · 1,610+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | March 18, 2004 | Chris Field
    The debate over homosexual marriage has gone on loudly in this nation for a while now, and the Leftists in the establishment media, specifically those in the newspaper industry, have made their biases known to the world -- from the front page to the editorial page. But yesterday the Washington Post declared a new frontline in this cultural battle -- KidsPostKidsPost, as you might be able to discern from the title, is the page in the Washington Post dedicated to news for kids, providing issues of the day written in a way that they will understand. For example, today's KidsPost...
  • 'Dress-Up Jesus' Creator Reacts To NBC10 Story; Game Sold At Urban Outfitters

    03/18/2004 8:21:32 AM PST · by mhking · 40 replies · 1,397+ views
    KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. -- The creator of the controversial “Jesus Dress-Up” refrigerator magnets being sold at Philadelphia-area stores spoke exclusively to NBC 10 on Tuesday night. The man, who goes by the name, “Normal” Bob Smith, says he is doing nothing wrong. “Jesus Dress-Up” is a magnetic crucifix with a variety of clothes and accessories. Many people are outraged by the product, but Smith says he doesn’t see anything wrong with it. “I don't think there's anything wrong with religious satire,” said Smith. “People have got to learn to laugh at themselves, it's part of human nature.” Smith, who...
  • Parents of first-grade girl angered by children's book about gay princes

    03/18/2004 5:17:04 AM PST · by wallcrawlr · 226 replies · 1,400+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | March 18, 2004 | Associated Press
    WILMINGTON, N.C. -- The parents of a first-grader are fuming over the book their daughter brought home from the school library: a children's story about a prince whose true love turns out to be another prince. Michael Hartsell said he and his wife, Tonya, couldn't believe it when Prince Bertie, the leading character in ``King & King,'' waves off a bevy of eligible princes before falling for Prince Lee. The book ends with the princes marrying and sharing a kiss. ``I was flabbergasted,'' Hartsell said. ``My child is not old enough to understand something like that, especially when it is...
  • Gay Anglican Bishop Says He'd Like to Marry

    03/16/2004 11:35:12 AM PST · by AreaMan · 21 replies · 222+ views
    Reuters Oddly Enough News ^ | 16 Mar 04 | Reuters
    Gay Anglican Bishop Says He'd Like to Marry Tue Mar 16,10:24 AM ET Add Oddly Enough - Reuters to My Yahoo! NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop said on Monday he would like to marry his longtime partner, but only if it becomes legal in New Hampshire, where they live. Gene Robinson, who became the ninth bishop of New Hampshire last week, said he and partner Mark Andrew hoped they could wed someday, but they did not plan to go to parts of Canada or to Massachusetts -- if same-sex marriage became legal there...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Activists Have Launched a Religious War

    03/16/2004 10:35:53 AM PST · by mrustow · 82 replies · 445+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 16 March 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Seeing Rosie O’Donnell condemn President Bush just after she “married” her girlfriend, Kelli Carpenter, was bizarre in a tiresome sort of way. O’Donnell claimed, “We were inspired to come here by the sitting president and the vile and vicious and hateful comments he made.”If O’Donnell had any sense of humor or irony, she would look at herself and say, “Gee, for such a tolerant, open-minded person, I sure do condemn and vituperate an awful lot, especially on what should have been the happiest day of my life.”Maybe I’m some sort of pervert, but I don’t recall bearing anyone in the...
  • Same Sex Marriages In New Jersey

    03/14/2004 7:26:39 PM PST · by foreverfree · 15 replies · 221+ views
    website of KYW radio, Philadelphia ^ | 3/14/2004 | Ed Kasuba
    Sunday, March 14, 2004 Same Sex Marriages In New Jersey By KYW's Ed Kasuba With same-sex marriages back in the news in New Jersey, a law professor at Rutgers-Camden says it will be interesting to see how the courts rule on the issues raised by Asbury Park. Asbury Park performed one same-sex marriage, then stopped when the state attorney general said the ceremony was illegal. Law professor Sally Goldfarb says even though a judge in Mercer County has ruled same sex marriages are not legal, another judge could rule differently: "New Jersey laws, unlike that of many other states, does...
  • Gay Marriages Continue After A.G. Decision (and caption pic)

    03/14/2004 6:42:57 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 23 replies · 277+ views
    Gay Marriages Continue After A.G. Decision PORTLAND - The American Civil Liberties Union may file its own lawsuit to uphold the right of same-sex couples to get married. ACLU's Executive Director David Fidanque told the media in a press conference not to be surprised. He says the organization is considering a variety of legal avenues. One is to sue for damages on behalf of couples who are being turned down in counties other than Multnomah County. He said that county officials are required by law to follow the Constitution. And so far, he says, all credible legal opinions have...
  • What's up with the ugly baby (in The Passion)?

    03/01/2004 9:51:06 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 177 replies · 492+ views
    What's Up With the Ugly Baby? Everyone's asking about the Passion scene where Satan is carrying a hideous infant. by Mark Moring | posted 03/01/04 "Please explain the symbolism in the scene showing Satan holding a bald baby. Thank you." That's just one of dozens of e-mails we've received in the last few days, asking about a surreal scene in The Passion of The Christ where Satan is showing cradling a hideous baby who looks like he's about 40 years old. The scene occurs during the flogging of Christ. Satan is passing through a crowd of onlookers, cradling an infant...
  • Mayor of N.Y. town marries gay couples

    02/27/2004 3:06:41 PM PST · by kattracks · 20 replies · 238+ views
    AP | 2/27/04 | MICHAEL HILL
    NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) — Twenty-one gay couples exchanged wedding vows on the steps of village hall Friday in a spirited ceremony that opened another front on the growing national debate over gay marriage. As the ceremonies by 26-year-old Mayor Jason West were ending, the state Health Department asked the attorney general to seek an injunction "to prevent further illegal conduct by the mayor," a department spokesman said. A call to Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's office was not immediately returned. West, elected on the Green Party ticket last year in this village 75 miles north of New York City, joined...
  • Rosie takes a bride

    02/27/2004 1:34:23 AM PST · by kattracks · 113 replies · 654+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 2/27/04 | MARY PAPPENFUS in San Francisco, DAVE GOLDINER in New York
    The bride said, "I do." Then Rosie did, too. Angered by President Bush's crusade to make it illegal for them to marry, Rosie O'Donnell and her lesbian partner, Kelli Carpenter, joined the rush down the aisle in San Francisco yesterday. "We were inspired to come here by the sitting President and the vile and vicious and hateful comments he made," the former talk-show host proclaimed after planting a kiss on her longtime love. In tying the knot, the country's most famous lesbian couple took center stage in the debate over gay marriage sparked by Bush's call Tuesday for a constitutional...
  • Rosie O'Donnell to marry girlfriend in San Francisco

    02/26/2004 7:21:02 AM PST · by scan58 · 119 replies · 1,236+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 2/26/04 | Associated Press
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- Former television talk show host Rosie O'Donnell said she planned to marry her longtime girlfriend Thursday in San Francisco, where more than 3,300 other same-sex couples have tied the knot since February 12.</p> <p>Appearing on ABC's "Good Morning America," O'Donnell announced she would wed Kelli Carpenter -- two days after President Bush called for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.</p>