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  • Teen removed from mother's custody for being 'too effeminate' [Venice, Italy]

    01/15/2017 10:12:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies ^ | 10 January 2017 10:54 CET+01:00
    An Italian court has ruled that a 13-year-old boy be removed from his mother’s custody due to an alleged “personality disorder” linked to having “almost exclusively female role models”. Venice’s Court for Minors said the boy “tries in every way to show that he is different” and described his attitude as “effeminate in a provocative way”, according to local paper Mattino Padova. A social services report said the child from Padua, northern Italy, suffered a “personality disorder” and argued that he has difficulty forming relationships due to dependence on his mother. It also detailed an incident in which the boy...
  • Bama Players take knee (in prayer) pregame Mississippi State

    11/13/2016 5:56:45 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 53 replies ^ | November 13, 2016 | Vanity
    Bama Players including Jalen Hurts taking a knee before the Miss State Game: Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) kneels in prayer with his teammates before Alabama's SEC football game with Mississippi State, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Vasha Hunt/
  • Another bishop thinks Catholic teachers should be role models

    05/28/2015 4:17:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | May 28, 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Another bishop supports the idea that teachers in Catholic schools must serve also as role models. The Cardinal New Society, which watches the status quaestionis of Catholic education in these USA, has a letter that His Excellency Most Rev. Richard Lennon, Bishop of Cleveland, sent to teachers in the diocese entrusted to his care.Find the great news feed of the Cardinal Newman Society on the sidebar of this blog! Teachers ‘Instrumental’ in Developing Students’ Catholic Faith, Says Cleveland’s Bishop LennonCatholic school teachers must be role models of faith and morality for their students to emulate, Bishop Richard Lennon of Cleveland,...
  • College mentor returns to Roseland 'to give out hope'

    03/11/2014 12:19:28 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 11, 2014 | Lolly Bowean
    ".....This week while on spring break, [Cory] Hardiman brought 14 of his college classmates back to Roseland to hit the streets performing community service. The men passed out groceries at a food pantry, visited local elementary schools and churches and walked the streets sharing their personal stories of overcoming defeats in order to make it to college. They also collected the information of young high school students who they plan to call weekly, connect with on Facebook and social media to encourage them to get their diplomas and go away to college. But mostly the men want to inspire the...
  • 3 Great Male Role Models for Girls: Fumbling, stumbling, awkward and imperfect and also wonderful

    02/16/2014 7:08:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/16/2014 | Bonnie Ramthun
    Last week I examined the fairy-tale world of the perfect young man, who is portrayed as suave, witty, and handsome (“3 Terrible Male Role Models for Girls”).Now let’s look at the role models our girls should be looking at when they begin to date. What kind of young man will prepare them best to navigate the stormy waters of modern relationships? I have a few suggestions from popular culture for great male role models for young women.1) Ron Weasley from Harry Potter. Let’s call him “Mr. Nice Guy.” Ron is a hot mess, both in the books and the...
  • Need for Real -- Not Fake -- Transformation

    11/07/2013 4:02:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | November 7, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Transformation is fascinating, especially when the change is dramatic and you can see it happen before your very eyes. That point was underscored to me this week by "Body Evolution" by Global Democracy, a video that was released two years ago, but went viral last week, when the model was identified publicly. In slightly more than a minute, the video shows a model walking onstage, hair undone, no makeup, and then being transformed through makeup, hair, lights and, finally, photoshop. The latter not only removes minor skin imperfections, but makes massive sculptural changes to her body -- resulting in...
  • Governor Brown Signs Legislation - SB 48 - homosexual-bisexual-transsexual "role models"

    07/14/2011 12:17:37 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 103 replies · 1+ views
    Perverts ^ | 14 July 2011 | Governor Jerry Brown; Senator Mark Leno
    7-14-2011 SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bill: • SB 48 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Pupil instruction: prohibition of discriminatory content.
  • Society

    11/25/2009 9:25:25 PM PST · by stolinsky · 1 replies · 193+ views ^ | 11-26-09 | stolinsky
    Many Americans resemble domestic turkeys, not wild turkeys. But domestic turkeys are notoriously stupid and helpless. They make lousy role models.
  • 'Catholic Athletes for Christ' Brings its A-Game

    02/27/2009 3:00:59 AM PST · by GonzoII · 1 replies · 239+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 2/27/2009 | James Penrice
    Dynamic, Catholic Sports Movement spreads the faith and promotes the Church as the ultimate team.
  • A Super Bowl of Faith as Both Steelers and Cardinal Owners Are Deeply Committed Christians

    01/31/2009 3:55:49 AM PST · by GonzoII · 29 replies · 943+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | TAMPA, January 30, 2009 | John-Henry Westen
    Friday January 30, 2009 A Super Bowl of Faith as Both Steelers and Cardinal Owners Are Deeply Committed Christians By John-Henry WestenTAMPA, January 30, 2009 ( - Super Bowl XLIII has a tie in to the pro-life movement as one of the members of the Rooney family, which owns the Pittsburgh Steelers, is heavily involved in pro-life activism through the Thomas More Law Center in Ann Arbour Michigan.  Brian Rooney, the Law Center's Director of Communications and Development, is also a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers Board of Directors.Brian Rooney commented on Art Rooney Sr., the founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers...
  • Polamalu: Real-Deal Christian

    01/21/2009 9:36:40 PM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies · 907+ views
    NationalCatholicRegister ^ | Wednesday, January 21, 2009 | Tom McFeely
    Polamalu: Real-Deal Christian ItÂ’s rare to find a sports star who is both at the absolute top of his sport and who is deeply committed to his Christian faith. HereÂ’s one: Troy Polamalu, the all-pro strong safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Yesterday, PolamaluÂ’s spectacular 40-yard interception return for a touchdown served as the exclamation point in the SteelersÂ’ 23-14 win over the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC championship game in Pittsburgh. The win vaulted the Steelers into the Feb. 1 Super Bowl against the NFC champion Arizona Cardinals. That kind of game-breaking play is something that Steelers fans have come...
  • Thomas seen as role model

    10/03/2007 11:46:41 AM PDT · by JZelle · 5 replies · 260+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-3-07 | Carleton Bryant
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has lived a life that should serve as an example for today's youth — one of hard work, self-discipline, academic achievement and moral conviction, conservative blacks say. "We need more Clarence Thomases, quite frankly," says Donald E. Scoggins, president of the think tank Republicans for Black Empowerment. "He's an African-American who has achieved greatness," says Michael S. Steele, Maryland's former lieutenant governor. "He's an example of success and leadership ... personal achievement and perseverance." Radio talk-show host Mychal S. Massie says that Justice Thomas "perfectly exemplifies the character and morality I share [with] my...
  • Be What You Want To See

    09/03/2007 4:50:38 AM PDT · by radar101 · 3 replies · 437+ views
    J D Pendry ^ | 3 SEPT 2007 | J D Pendry
    In the military, the importance of being the example is stressed constantly. Role modeling and mentoring are not endeavors taken lightly. The understanding that everyone influences someone all of the time, whether conscious of it or not, is critical. It causes one to consider the consequences of actions beyond their impact on self. To reinforce the importance of that, the military rewards the good examples and hammers the bad ones. In my seminar days, I’d ask participants to compile a list of attributes in people that they most admired and wanted to emulate. Interestingly, attributes like egomaniac, corruptness, sexual perversion,...
  • Raising G-Rated Kids In A X-Rated World

    04/22/2007 4:50:03 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 4 replies · 576+ views
    CBN ^ | Fri, Apr 13, 2007 | Jim Burns
    Raising G-Rated Kids In A X-Rated World By Jim Burns HomeWord Fri, Apr 13, 2007 – Raising kids in today’s culture is not easy. There’s no question that the way we parent is influenced by the world we live in. And what a world it is! We need to help our children deal with drugs, sexuality, movies, television, video games, the Internet, terrorism, and war. It’s our goal as parents to raise our kids in this X-rated culture to become G-rated people. It can feel overwhelming trying to give our teenagers the tools they need to make godly...
  • McGreevey Blames Parents' Straightness For His 'Immoral and Ugly' Behavior

    09/20/2006 5:48:49 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 131 replies · 2,991+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein September 20, 2006 - 08:35 Interviewed by 'Today' host Matt Lauer this morning, former NJ Gov. Jim McGreevey blamed the "immoral and ugly" way he acted out on his homosexuality on the fact that his parents were straight and thus couldn't act as role models. McGreevey was on to promote his new book, "The Confession." Lauer: "Not only as governor but as a state employee, you were living a very risky life-style. Anonymous sex with random men at places like highway rest stops. You write 'I was promiscuous and sexually active in ways I consider immoral and...
  • In the name of the father

    07/15/2006 7:09:34 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 4 replies · 558+ views
    Scotland on Sunday ^ | Sun 16 Jul 2006 | DANI GARAVELLI
    In the name of the father DANI GARAVELLI Sun 16 Jul 2006 ONCE upon a time, I believed it didn't matter a whit whether a baby was born into a family with one parent or two. Or with two mothers or two fathers rather than a mother and a father. Why should it? What was important was not the number or gender of the parents, but whether or not they were loving and attentive. That was, of course, before I had any of my own. Now I realise that bringing up children is a challenge even for two well-meaning...
  • Baseball/sports heroes for boys.

    05/28/2006 5:28:38 AM PDT · by moog · 45 replies · 652+ views
    Me | now | Me
    As some know, I am a first grade teacher. I got GREAT feedback when I asked people for some great suggestions for books about the military for boys. Now I'm writing along the same lines. I'm asking if anyone knows of some good books on an elementary level about sports heroes, especially baseball, for boys. I would like to introduce next year's class to some. I grew up reading about my favorite baseball heroes like Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Jackie Robinson, Babe Herman (he reminded me of myself), Lou Gehrig, Christy Matthewson, even Ty Cobb. Every...
  • Marines acting as role models for Yuma school children

    02/27/2006 4:36:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 199+ views
    YUMA - Five different units at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma are taking turns going to five Yuma schools each month in what officials say is an effort to give back to the community. The Marines participate in activities ranging from reading to children to simply talking to them about life in the military to playing sports. The activities aren't the same each month. "The idea is for the Marines to get involved in the community and for the children to have role models, someone they can look up to," ....
  • Newest Ivy League Society: Chastity Club (Princetion members mostly 'vote Republican')

    10/24/2005 6:25:05 PM PDT · by gobucks · 21 replies · 1,016+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 13 Oct 2005 | (AP)
    PRINCETON, N.J. — The students who started one of Princeton University's newest clubs remember the awkward moment when they realized they were in the minority: while watching a play called Sex on a Saturday Night. The play is put on for incoming freshmen to inform them about sexual health and safety. But to some students, there was just too much talk about sex. "I remember sitting there and feeling really uncomfortable because every single character had either engaged in premarital sex or was talking about having engaged in premarital sex," said Christian Sahner, 20, a junior from Maplewood, N.J. So...
  • The Increasingly Ugly Left - (Yes, M'am...Tammy Bruce! well deserved hit on shameless liberals!)

    07/26/2005 2:03:16 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 38 replies · 3,007+ views
    It's always shocking when the left unmasks itself — it's usually very brief but when it happens not only can't you turn away, it's actually important that you don't. While it would seem impossible, the left has found a new low, this time courtesy of both the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times. On the same day, both newspapers published bizarre attacks on the most basic values of personal appearance and physical health of the president and those he supports. It's the newest indication of how frustrated and frenzied the left has grown in the face of an America...
  • 'Braveheart' Becomes Role Model for Christian Men

    01/22/2005 3:53:22 PM PST · by wagglebee · 84 replies · 2,438+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/22/05 | Nigel Hunt
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Movies like "Braveheart" and "Legends of the Fall" are on the viewing list for men in a growing Christian movement that calls for them to throw off their "nice guy" personas and emulate warriors. The book which inspired the movement, John Eldredge's "Wild at Heart," has already sold 1.5 million copies in English and been translated into 16 languages, most recently Korean. Eldredge believes many Christian men have become bored, "really nice guys" and invites them to rediscover passion by viewing their life's mission as having a battle to fight, an adventure to live and a...

    11/23/2004 5:30:58 AM PST · by MrBallroom · 13 replies · 783+ views
    The American Partisan ^ | 23 November 2004 | Timothy Rollins
    BRAWL IN THE FAMILY by Timothy Rollins, Editor and Publisher November 23, 2004 What in the world has become of sports these days? I'm not just talking about the athletes who have long been out of control, but now that venomous contagion has spread into the ranks of the paid attendance as well. Take for example the latest example of both athletes and fans behaving very badly, no; make that atrociously or rather, criminally.We begin with the granddaddy of all fights, the basketbrawl showdown (yes, you read correctly) between the Indiana Pacers and the defending NBA champion Detroit Pistons where...
  • Superman too super a role model

    11/21/2004 8:21:30 AM PST · by scouse · 9 replies · 411+ views
    New Scientist (Online) ^ | 11/19/04 | Anna Gosline
    Superman too super a role model 17:01 19 November 04 Superman is too good a role model. Fans of the man from Krypton unwittingly compare themselves to the superhero, and realise they do not measure up. And as a result, they are less likely to help other people. Researchers made the discovery whilst examining how people’s decision-making can be influenced by surreptitiously placed ideas, usually via seemingly unrelated questionnaires or word puzzles. For example, one study has shown that people primed with helpful words were more likely to help a friend pick up spilt pens. Such effects usually last only...
  • Foxy Brown with WMD and a PhD

    11/20/2004 8:24:29 PM PST · by cfhBAMA · 35 replies · 1,242+ views
    The Guardian uk ^ | Saturday November 20, 2004 | Joseph Harker
    Why Condoleezza Rice is the best black role model we've ever had Joseph Harker Saturday November 20, 2004 The Guardian OK, so she likes invading countries, killing thousands of innocent civilians, and imposing US-style capitalism across the globe. This modern-day Boudicca is probably the most evil woman the planet has seen since Margaret Thatcher. But, that aside, you have to admit it: Condoleezza Rice is one helluva lady. Even the US president himself looked terrified of her as he gave her a nervous, faltering peck on the cheek at the announcement of his new secretary of state. Condoleezza, aka the...
  • Dr. Condoleeza Rice is Aunt Jemima

    11/18/2004 4:55:53 PM PST · by Calpernia · 17 replies · 3,064+ views
    Free Republic Blogger ^ | November 18, 2004 | Calpernia
    is what was stated on a Madison, WI Radio Talk Show today. If she is being categorized as today's Aunt Jemima, this is great! Aunt Jemima is remembered with love and respect. Her role was a powerful one. Nancy Green, Rosie Lee Moore, Lillian Richard and many others who portrayed this image created an endearing and enduring icon. These women held jobs with high profile positions and traveled with expense accounts as celebrities in a time when women didn't hold high profile positions. These women were also historians. The character of Aunt Jemima was more than and advertisement for pancakes,...
  • For Teresa Heinz Kerry, Food Is Personal and Political (Betty Ford is her role model)

    10/14/2004 1:00:41 PM PDT · by jmhfnyc · 39 replies · 1,303+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 12, 2004 | MARIAN BURROS
    If her husband becomes president, she said, she will fulfill the traditional role of first lady. Asked if she would cook in the White House, she said: "I know there is a tiny little kitchen somewhere there, and I know I'll make my sauces unless I can teach the big chef to make the sauces the way I like them: they have more garlic in them than most people like." To the frequent question of whether she would be more like Laura Bush or more like Hillary Rodham Clinton, she has a stock answer. "I say neither. I am going...
  • State drops Christian childrens home

    04/01/2004 8:53:28 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 11 replies · 259+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 1, 2004 | WorldNetDaily
    State drops Christian children's home Will no longer refer kids to facility because of church-attendance policy Posted: April 1, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 Because the Tennessee Department of Children's Services disapproves of a successful children's home's practice of taking its child residents to church each week, the state agency will no longer refer children to the care facility. The new government policy seeks to ensure the religious freedom of the children under the state's care in compliance with a federal court order that requires a state contract for all children's care providers. Those who run the Tennessee...

    01/15/2004 4:08:50 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 14 replies · 420+ views
    Deputy David March Memorial Website ^ | 03 December 2004 | Teri March
    The following is an excerpt from the website: On April 29, 2002, Deputy Dave March was murdered on the streets of Los Angeles County. The suspected gunman then fled the Country to Mexico. It is believed by many that the Mexican Government has refused to extradite the suspected killer because he may be imprisoned for life or executed for the crime. The reason for this website is to bring to light the terrible problem Law Enforcement and United States Citizens face when criminals can flee to Mexico to be considered untouchable. Mexico's lack of cooperation has led to a suspected...
  • Reality TV. NFL should worry about the real-life misdeeds that spawned Playmakers.

    11/17/2003 12:13:15 PM PST · by .cnI redruM · 3 replies · 110+ views
    CNN/SI ^ | 17 Nov 03 | Phil Taylor
    <p>Domestic abuse. Drug possession. Paternity suits. No, we're not talking about a week in the life of the Portland Trail Blazers. The subject is Playmakers, the ESPN series about a fictional pro football team that has just about anyone whose living depends on the NFL in a major tizzy. NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue told CNN the show was a "gross mischaracterization of our sport," which is a bouquet compared to what Players Association executive director Gene Upshaw thinks of the series. Upshaw would probably rather sit through a 24-hour Love Boat marathon than watch another second of Playmakers, which he has implied is racist in the way it casts NFL players in an unfairly negative light.</p>
  • MSNBC: Alleged (Kobe Byrant) Victim seen bragging at a party 3 days later

    07/22/2003 8:20:57 AM PDT · by Smogger · 679 replies · 654+ views
    MSNBC.COM ^ | 7/22/03 | MSNBC
    I just saw it on MSNBC. They said she was at a party a week ago, 3 days before Kobe was charged. They said she was drinking (consumption by a minor) and playing cards, and was bragging about.....(MSNBC took out the audio at the end of sentence) The story was confirmed by 5 people at separate places and times who were at the party and all gave a similar account of what happened. When asked how the girl looked, the guy interviewed said she looked happy. Everyone was shocked to see her at the party given the incident. I think...
  • Forum examines black athlete role

    11/23/2002 10:53:39 AM PST · by Willie Green · 1 replies · 227+ views
    The Digital Collegian (Penn State) ^ | Friday, November 22, 2002 | Laura Michalski
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. Students discussed their obligation to their own community and how to raise the status of peers. Both the power of black athletes and the strained connection between black athletes and the general black community were discussed at an open forum of about 35 people last night. Many athletes were in attendance, including football players Anthony Adams and Bryan Scott, and track team member Deshaya Williams. The discussion only became tense after offensive lineman Damone Jones asked Assata Richards, a member of Black Caucus, how she wants black athletes to help the...
  • Caption Christina Aguilera Catching a Cold at the MTV Europe Awards

    11/19/2002 12:20:58 PM PST · by ewing · 75 replies · 468+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 14, 2002 | Denis Doyle
    United States artist Christina Aguilera performs her smash hit 'Dirty' at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Barcelona's Sant Jordi palace, Spain Thursday Nov. 14, 2002AP Photo POOL