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  • The Queen James Bible, the Gay Bible [exposed]

    02/28/2013 5:35:15 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 34 replies
    CARM ^ | Nov. 27th, 2012 | Matt Slick
    The Queen James Bible, the Gay Bible by Matt SlickThe Queen James Bible, also known as the Gay Bible, is a new assault on biblical orthodoxy and sexual purity.  This is to be expected in a world of moral relativism.  In it, the 1769 King James Bible has been reproduced with only a very few select verses altered - the ones that relate to homosexuality.  Those verses are listed below and analyzed.  I hope you will see that the Queen James Bible is a perversion of the original text and is the result of obvious prejudices against the original Hebrew and...
  • Pastor John MacArthur: Democrats Adopted The Sins of Romans 1 As Their Platform

    12/10/2012 11:34:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2012 | Jon Street
    Evangelical pastor and author John MacArthur said that the Democratic Party has adopted the sins of Romans 1 as their platform." And as you know, MacArthur told his Southern California congregation on Sept. 30, Im not one to talk about politics as such, but I was essentially amazed that one of the historic parties here in the United States adopted the sins of Romans 1 as their platform. This is a new day in our country. Parties which used to differ on economics now differ dramatically on issues that invade the realm of Gods law and morality.
  • Pastor John MacArthur: Democrats Adopted The Sins of Romans 1 As Their Platform

    12/11/2012 8:56:08 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12-10-12 | Jon Street
    Evangelical pastor and author John MacArthur said that the Democratic Party has adopted the sins of Romans 1 as their platform." And as you know, MacArthur told his Southern California congregation on Sept. 30, Im not one to talk about politics as such, but I was essentially amazed that one of the historic parties here in the United States adopted the sins of Romans 1 as their platform. This is a new day in our country. Parties which used to differ on economics now differ dramatically on issues that invade the realm of Gods law and morality. MacArthur is an...
  • Handwringing about homosexuality

    12/10/2012 7:45:16 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 73 replies
    Renew America ^ | Dan Popp
    Christians are sometimes challenged as to why we so strongly oppose the normalization of homosexual behavior. After all, there are worse sins and more imminent threats to national security. Before I begin my answer, as I try to say whenever I write about this topic, the biblical view concerns homosexual acts not homosexual people. The current paradigm that some are "born gay" seems to be less empirical than political. It's a weapon used to stifle discussion by intentionally confusing disapproval of a practice with hatred for a person. But even if people are born attracted to the same...
  • How do homosexuals who profess Christianity .........

    09/10/2011 8:10:42 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 94 replies
    ...... reconcile themselves to Romans 1? Rom 1:18-32 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness....24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature......27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with...
  • Same-sex couple wins Journal Star's Ultimate Wedding Contest (PUKE ALERT!)

    07/22/2011 2:05:46 PM PDT · by massmike · 24 replies
    http://journalstar.com ^ | 07/22/2011 | Jordan Pascale
    Just like any other couple, Mitch Lee and Ryan Lowry want the perfect wedding. And just like any other couple, money is an issue. So, in what Lee calls a "somewhat greedy act," he entered the Journal Star's Ultimate Wedding Giveaway contest, which offers more than $20,000 in invitations, catering, cake, reception hall, honeymoon, photography and more from local vendors. You can find the full prize list here. They won.
  • Has *GOD* blinded people to Obama or Homosexuality who deny his laws and Christ..

    06/28/2010 1:12:21 PM PDT · by TaraP · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | June 28th, 2010 | TaraP
    I know we are all living in *Immoral and Perilous times* on earth, as we near the tribulation period. As we embark on these last days Christ warned us about my question is: "Why have so many people turned a blind eye to Obama"? It's like people today could really care less where he was born, or if can prove without doubt his educational records, citizenship or any other un-answered questions about who he truly is...Who are the ones that don't care? *The GODLESS* JOHN 12:40 He has blinded their eyes and deadened their hearts, so they can neither see...
  • Judge Clears Way For Same-Sex Marriages

    11/12/2008 7:05:27 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 55 replies · 3,777+ views
    Judge Clears Way For Same-Sex Marriages BY DANIELA ALTIMARI | The Hartford Courant 9:54 AM EST, November 12, 2008 NEW HAVEN - A 4-year legal battle for same-sex marriage came to an end this morning in a New Haven courtroom when Superior Copurt Judge Jonathan E. Silbert signed an order. The state Supreme Court last month, in a 4-3 decision, ruled that preventing gay and lesbian couples from marrying violates the state constitution. Today's brief hearing was a formality that was needed before gay couples could start receiving marriage licenses. Immediately after the court proceeding, one of the plaintiff couples,...
  • California Stand for Marriage - Open Air Rally - October 19, 2008

    10/16/2008 7:18:18 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 5 replies · 586+ views
    Stand for Marriage - Open Air Rally Restore Marriage ... Protect Children Sunday October 19 , 2008 Sponsered by Chinese Church Alliance Location: Veterans Memorial Park in Cupertino (21267 Stevens Creek Blvd... across the street from De Anza College) Poster Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Man Sues Bible Publishers over Verses on Homosexuality

    07/10/2008 7:54:41 AM PDT · by XR7 · 82 replies · 457+ views
    CitizenLink ^ | 7/10/08
    A Michigan man is suing Zondervan Publishing and Thomas Nelson Publishing, claiming biblical references to homosexuality as a sin violate his constitutional rights and have caused him emotional pain and mental instability. Bradley LaShawn Fowler, 39, is seeking $60 million from Zondervan and $10 million from Thomas Nelson, The Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press reported. He is representing himself in both claims. Fowler claims the Bible has made him an outcast and contributed to physical discomfort and periods of "demoralization, chaos and bewilderment." "As frivolous as this case may sound, it's an indicator of where the homosexual agenda is headed," said...
  • Even in San Francisco, porn studio's plans are too far out

    01/31/2007 1:09:10 PM PST · by SmithL · 30 replies · 1,410+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/31/7 | LISA LEFF
    It takes a lot to make San Franciscans blush, but even a city famous for sexual permissiveness apparently has limits. A studio that makes pornographic S&M-themed movies for the Internet recently took over a historic landmark that once housed the National Guard, unleashing a rare public debate about when and where propriety trumps tolerance. Kink.com, which distributes its videos on X-rated Web sites with names such as Hogtied and Men in Pain, bought the old State Armory in the Mission District for $14.5 million, saying the vacant building's dark Moorish architecture would make a perfect backdrop for fetish...
  • Traditionalist! Figure Out Where You Stand! Speak up! Come Out! [a lesson here]

    01/14/2007 5:08:26 PM PST · by sionnsar · 7 replies · 413+ views
    The Connecticut Six ^ | 1/14/2007 | Manny Publius
    via emailAuthor: Manny Publius I came to the CTsix blog once upon a time believing I was an extreme of all extreme progressive. I liked the term revisionist cause things surely had to change. I was going to set right all the erroneous thoughts that the evangelical, conservative, homophobic Christian world held dear. I was on a mission! And so, I set off upon a journey that has taken me to places I could never, ever have dreamed. I began by reading your posts. I was looking for ammunition. I wanted to use your words against you. What I heard...
  • Episcopal Diocese Votes to Secede From Church

    12/03/2006 3:15:58 AM PST · by Moose Dung · 45 replies · 1,852+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 12/03/2006 | Laurie Goodstein/Carolyn. Marshall
    FRESNO, CA--An Episcopal diocese in California overwhelmingly passed a series of resolutions yesterday that position it to secede from the Episcopal Church and affiliate with conservatives in the global Anglican Communion. If the Diocese of San Joaquin affirms the move in a second vote next year, the small diocese, with 48 parishes and 7,000 members, would be the first to try to break from the Episcopal Church, which has been torn by conflict since the consecration of a gay bishop in 2003. Until now, only individual parishes have severed ties. The vote by the diocese is one more step in...
  • Fred Phelps - Sodomy Advocate

    10/18/2005 10:46:15 PM PDT · by DirtyHarryY2K · 19 replies · 1,453+ views
    Harry's Soapbox ^ | October 18, 2005 | Me
    Fred Phelps - Sodomy Advocate. Everyone knows the notoriously infamous Fred "God Hates Fags" Phelps. Pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. Or do they? Phelps' appalling antics serve no real purpose save one, he provides homosexual advocates/activists with an alleged "Christian" spokesman (strawman) who is used to attack and villify all Christians as hate-filled bigots. If Phelps didn't exist, the homosexual lobby would have to invent him. His efforts only aid the homosexual agenda. Janet Reno, U.S. Attorney General in the era of the Clinton Administration was notorious for: leading civil and criminal lawsuits against anti-abortion...
  • Sexual Ethic Revisionists are Addicts and Enablers

    08/09/2005 6:58:13 PM PDT · by lightman · 8 replies · 579+ views
    American Lutheran Publicity Bureau Forum ^ | 9 August A.D. 2005 | Samuel Zumwalt
    Looking at the wire story about the hearing on sexuality [at the Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America taking place this week in Orlando] at the Boston Globe website, I took note of the revisionist script from several quoted. The key mood word to describe those that hold to 2,000 years of Christian teaching on sexuality is "fear." I have also noted the use of the family systems' buzz word "anxiety." This borders on dark humor but for the tragic seriousness with which revisionists offer their "cry of the heart." After all, it is a cry to...
  • Activists Urge Homosexuals to Wear 'Rainbow Sash' at Sunday Mass

    05/12/2005 7:42:03 PM PDT · by coffeebreak · 54 replies · 977+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 5/12/05 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) - A group of homosexual activists plan to protest Mass at Catholic churches nationwide Sunday in opposition to the church's stance on homosexuality. The group, Rainbow Sash, explained on its website that they "stand opposed to homophobia at the Eucharistic table" and "make no apologies for God's gift of our sexuality." The group encourages its members to wear the Rainbow Sash in a parish or cathedral as "an act of faith in the Lord, who works through weakness." "This year, Rainbow Sash has upped the ante," Catholic League President William Donohue said in a statement. He pointed to a...
  • Lesbian minister to appeal

    12/26/2004 10:13:59 PM PST · by kattracks · 81 replies · 3,560+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/27/04 | Richard N. Ostling, AP
    A Methodist minister who was defrocked for declaring that she is a lesbian living with her partner is taking her case to a church appeals court. The Rev. Irene Stroud, of Philadelphia, was ousted Dec. 2 for violating the United Methodist Church's law against "self-avowed practicing homosexuals" in the clergy. Ms. Stroud decided last week to appeal, but delayed the announcement until after Christmas weekend. Notice of appeal must be filed this week. [snip]She said one factor in her decision was something retired Bishop Joseph Yeakel, the judge who presided at her church trial, said to her after the...
  • 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...
  • Museum on a mission to save local gay history (Houston -TX)

    08/24/2004 10:24:44 AM PDT · by Jalapeno · 17 replies · 733+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | ALLAN TURNER
    Museum on a mission to save local gay history Collection shows long fight to gain rights in Houston By ALLAN TURNER Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle HOUSTON'S GLBT MUSEUM Long after the odor faded, the memory lingers. In a dimly lit, nighttime alley, a lone man rummaged through a giant trash bin, heaving bag after garbage bag to the pavement. He could have been a homeless man digging for a meal. But this intrepid anonymous raider of the greasy Dumpster was a guerrilla of history. His mission: to save from an ignoble burial in a city landfill the documents of a...
  • Democrats tout GLBT-friendly platform

    08/02/2004 4:24:06 AM PDT · by Screaming_Gerbil · 9 replies · 494+ views
    PlanetOut ^ | Monday, July 12, 2004 / 05:45 PM | Christopher Curtis, PlanetOut Network
    SUMMARY: The Democratic National Committee (DNC) claims this year's party platform is the most inclusive in American history on issues important to the GLBT community. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) claims this year's party platform is the most inclusive in American history on issues important to the GLBT community. The DNC's Platform Committee finished the platform on Saturday. Among the issues included are: Protections for GLBT families; Legislation barring workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation; Opening the armed services to all Americans; Fighting HIV/AIDS with community-based prevention programs that President Bush has cut; Protecting GLBT Americans from hate crimes; and,...
  • Lesbians sue to have all states recognize Massachusetts marriage

    07/20/2004 10:14:57 PM PDT · by ambrose · 45 replies · 1,107+ views
    AP ^ | 7.20.04
    Posted on Tue, Jul. 20, 2004 Lesbians sue to have all states recognize Massachusetts marriage MITCH STACY Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. - A lesbian couple from Bradenton who were married in Massachusetts sued the federal government Tuesday to have their union legally recognized in the rest of the country. The suit was filed against U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft in federal court in Tampa. The couple's attorney, Ellis Rubin, has filed five previous suits in state and federal courts challenging the ban, but Tuesday's was believed to be the first to attempt to compel the federal government and other states...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Positions Untenable

    07/18/2004 5:57:50 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 29 replies · 4,903+ views
    MensNewsDaily.com ^ | July 15, 2004 | Roger F. Gay
    Same-Sex Marriage Positions UntenableJuly 15, 2004 by Roger F. Gay The debate over a constitutional amendment that would limit marriage to opposite-sex couples is shaping up as expected. Such an amendment is supported by Republicans and President Bush. John Kerry and John Edwards favor civil unions for same-sex couples but insist that marriage and family issues should be left to the states.The Kerry-Edwards position suffers an obvious flaw. With state courts, such as the supreme court of Massachusetts, finding prohibitions against same-sex marriage unconstitutional, state legislatures are left without the power to limit who can get married to who....
  • Bishop urges gay ban in clergy Presses overhaul for screening priests

    07/19/2004 7:21:58 AM PDT · by Polycarp IV · 16 replies · 635+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 19, 2004 | Meredith Goldstein
    Bishop urges gay ban in clergy Presses overhaul for screening priests By Meredith Goldstein, Globe Staff | July 19, 2004 Bishop John M. D'Arcy, who in private letters to other church officials as early as 1978 questioned the reassignment of priests accused of sexual misconduct, said yesterday that the church must improve its screening process for accepting seminarians and that homosexuals should be prohibited from being ordained as priests. ''We must be very careful of who we accept in the seminary and who we ordain as priests," D'Arcy told parishioners at Our Lady of the Presentation Church, the Brighton parish...
  • Study: Some Gays Can Go Straight

    By Malcolm Ritter AP Science Writer Wednesday, May 9, 2001; 1:39 a.m. EDT NEW ORLEANS An explosive new study says some gay people can turn straight if they really want to. That conclusion clashes with that of major mental health organizations, which say that sexual orientation is fixed and that so-called reparative therapy may actually be harmful.
  • Governor won't apologize for calling his foes 'girlie men'

    07/19/2004 7:22:18 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 150 replies · 3,458+ views
    The Marin Independent Journal ^ | July 19, 2004 | Staff
    Democrats say comment sexist and homophobic LOS ANGELES - A spokesman for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said yesterday that the governor would not apologize for calling lawmakers "girlie men," despite criticisms from Democrats that the remark was sexist and homophobic. Schwarzenegger said during a rally Saturday that Democrats were delaying the budget by catering to special interests, and that the lawmakers were "girlie men" if they refused to admit it. He also said Californians should vote out lawmakers who stand in the way of passing the budget. "If they don't have the guts to come up here in front of you...
  • 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
  • Schwarzenegger Calls Dems 'Girlie Men'

    07/19/2004 6:06:45 AM PDT · by mneville · 23 replies · 1,393+ views
    my way ^ | TIM MOLLOY
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A spokesman for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Sunday that the governor would not apologize for calling lawmakers "girlie men," despite criticisms from Democrats that the remark was sexist and homophobic...
  • Democrats: Schwarzenegger Comment Sexist (take offense at the term "girlie men")

    07/19/2004 5:28:53 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 60 replies · 1,920+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mon, Jul 19, 2004 | TIM MOLLOY
    LOS ANGELES - Democrats aren't amused by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (news - web sites)'s use of the mocking term "girlie men" to describe some lawmakers, although a spokesman for the governor said no apology would be forthcoming. Schwarzenegger dished out the insult at a rally Saturday as he claimed Democrats were delaying the budget by catering to special interests. Democrats protested that the remark was sexist and homophobic. "If they don't have the guts to come up here in front of you and say, 'I don't want to represent you, I want to represent those special interests, the unions, the...
  • Gay-marriage ban gets on (Montana) ballot

    07/16/2004 8:57:47 PM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 37 replies · 828+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | July 16, 2004 | Gazette State Bureau
    HELENA - A move to change the Montana Constitution to define marriage as only between one man and one woman qualified for the November ballot Thursday, just one day after the U.S. Senate declined to pursue a similar effort to change the U.S. Constitution. Constitutional Initiative 96, proposed by Rep. Jeff Laszloffy, R-Laurel, will ask Montana voters to change the state constitution to specifically ban same-sex marriage and define the union as existing only between one man and one woman. The initiative also states that only marriages between one man and one woman will be recognized in Montana, a stipulation...
  • Dance world in a spin as gay pair launch ballroom blitz

    07/17/2004 10:08:07 AM PDT · by aculeus · 39 replies · 2,084+ views
    The Irish Independent ^ | July 17th 2004 | James Bone in New York
    RUSSELL Halley takes pride in being able to do the splits as well as any woman on the dance floor. His partner, Jorge Guzman, can spin faster than the female competition. So when the two men don their see-through chiffon shirts to dance together, they alternate the lead. "I can send Jorge into a triple spin and catch him, and vice versa - even in the course of one move," Mr Halley boasts. "We can change place instantly. From an audience point of view it can be very exciting." The duo are at the forefront of an upheaval in America's...
  • Elton attacks 'censorship' in US

    07/17/2004 7:56:58 AM PDT · by mcg1969 · 189 replies · 3,482+ views
    BBC (via Drudge) ^ | July 17 | BBC
    Elton John has said stars are scared to speak out against war in Iraq because of "bullying tactics" used by the US government to hinder free speech. "There's an atmosphere of fear in America right now that is deadly. Everyone is too career-conscious," he told New York magazine, Interview. Sir Elton said performers could be "frightened by the current administration's bullying tactics", The singer likened the current "fear factor" to McCarthyism in the 1950s. "There was a moment about a year ago when you couldn't say a word about anything in this country for fear of your career being shot...
  • Moms the word - Lesbian couple first on birth certificate

    07/16/2004 8:12:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies · 1,345+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/16/04 | Casey Ross
    Moms the word - Lesbian couple first on birth certificate By Casey Ross Friday, July 16, 2004 In a milestone for same-sex parents, a married lesbian couple from Jamaica Plain is believed to be the first homosexual pair recognized as parents on their child's birth certificate. Cora Roelofs and Liz Steinhauser are named as mother and ``second parent'' on a certificate issued by the town of Wellesley and approved by the state Department of Public Health. ``We hope people realize this is both justice and a joy, and we hope they support our family,'' said Roelofs, who gave birth June...
  • Gay cruise meets protest in Bahamas (Rosie O'Donnell)

    07/16/2004 7:28:46 PM PDT · by MikalM · 250 replies · 5,529+ views
    Passengers on a gay cruise were greeted by more than 100 protesters as they stepped off their chartered ship Friday in the Bahamas. The protesters, led by Christian pastors, gathered in a square in front of the cruise terminal and chanted, "Gay Ways are Not God's Ways!"
  • Virginia is for Haters (Barf alert)

    07/16/2004 7:13:01 PM PDT · by SoftballMominVA · 32 replies · 970+ views
    http://www.virginiaisforhaters.org/ ^ | http://www.virginiaisforhaters.org/
    We're here to prove that when a U.S. state attacks the fundamental rights of gay and lesbian citizens, gays and lesbians know how to fight back. Our friends and families are cheering us on. Please join forward-thinking Americans across the country in boycotting Virginia companies and their products and services. And by all means, don't take your tourism dollars there until they disprove their new slogan, "Virginia is for Haters." **snip**
  • Black Group (BOND)To Debate 'Gay' Marriage at Town Hall July 22; Explore Impact On Black Families

    07/15/2004 8:58:23 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 2 replies · 357+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 7/15/04
    Black Group To Debate 'Gay' Marriage at Town Hall July 22; Forum Will Explore Impact On Black Families7/15/2004 11:37:00 AM To: National Desk Contact: Ermias Alemayehu of the Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny, 323-782-1980, Ext. 109, 213-804-1872 (mobile) or bond@bondinfo.org LOS ANGELES, July 15 /U.S. Newswire/ -- BOND, the Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny, will host a town hall meeting on "Same-Sex Marriage and the Impact on Black Families" and the Federal Marriage Amendment on Thursday, July 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. PST. The event will be held at the BOND headquarters, 6146 West Pico Blvd., Los...
  • Clinton Urges Kerry to Avoid 'Cultural' Issues

    07/15/2004 8:48:30 AM PDT · by bannie · 23 replies · 751+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Wed Jul 14, 5:45 PM ET | Philip Stephens in London
    Bill Clinton has warned Senator John Kerry, the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee, to counter Republican efforts to turn this year's election into a debate on gay marriage and other "cultural issues" such as gun control and abortion. In an interview with the Financial Times, the former US president urged Senator Kerry to fight a values-based campaign focused on health, education and crime. If he stayed on that ground, Mr Kerry could win by "quite a nice margin". < clip >
  • John Kerry Statement on Federal Marriage Amendment

    07/14/2004 1:43:58 PM PDT · by weegee · 55 replies · 1,865+ views
    USNewswire.com ^ | July 14 2004 | no byline
    To: National Desk and Political Reporter Contact: Allison Dobson of Kerry-Edwards, 202-464-2800, Web: http://www.johnkerry.com BOSTON, July 14 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Senator John Kerry released the following statement today: "The floor of the United States Senate should only be used for the common good, not issues designed to divide us for political purposes. Throughout history, amending our Constitution -- the foundation of the nation's values and ideals -- has been serious business. However, even Republicans concede that this amendment is being offered only for political gains. The unfortunate result is that the important work of the American people -- funding our...
  • Senate rejects move to ban same-sex marriage (Not support Families)

    07/14/2004 11:35:35 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 99 replies · 1,902+ views
    CNN ^ | 07/14/2004 | Craig Broffman and Ed Henry
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Efforts to pass a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage foundered Wednesday afternoon when the proposal failed to garner enough votes in the Senate to stay alive. After final arguments by the leaders of each party, Republicans mustered 48 votes, 12 short of the 60 they needed to overcome a procedural hurdle and move the proposed amendment to the floor.
  • Is a constitutional amendment needed to protect the institution of marriage?

    07/14/2004 1:42:44 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies · 740+ views
    Insight ^ | July 14, 2004 | Richard G. Wilkins and Monte Stewart
    Yes: Greater good will result from preserving the sanctity of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.Two U.S. Supreme Court rulings from the 1960s concerning sex and marriage announced results almost certainly favored at the time by a majority of Americans. In 1965, Griswold v. Connecticut held that government cannot restrict a married couple's access to contraceptives; in 1967, Loving v. Virginia concluded that government cannot withhold marriage from a man and a woman of different races. Central to both decisions was the fundamental importance of the husband/ wife relationship. Almost 40 years later, the court in...
  • Senate Scuttles Gay Marriage Amendment (Two no-shows. Care to guess?)

    07/14/2004 9:50:28 AM PDT · by 11th Earl of Mar · 525 replies · 12,476+ views
    AP/ Yahoo ^ | 7/14/04 | David Espo
    <p>WASHINGTON - The Senate dealt an election-year defeat Wednesday to a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, rejecting pleas from President Bush (news - web sites) and fellow conservatives that the measure was needed to safeguard an institution that has flourished for thousands of years.</p>
  • Senate Roll Call Vote results on Cloture for Marriage Protection Amendment

    07/14/2004 12:08:16 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 49 replies · 2,007+ views
    US Senate ^ | 07/14/04 | US Senate
    Here is who voted what. Looks like my TN senators did right. I think I'll keep them. Roll Call Vote Alphabetical by Senator Name Akaka (D-HI), Nay Alexander (R-TN), Yea Allard (R-CO), Yea Allen (R-VA), Yea Baucus (D-MT), Nay Bayh (D-IN), Nay Bennett (R-UT), Yea Biden (D-DE), Nay Bingaman (D-NM), Nay Bond (R-MO), Yea Boxer (D-CA), Nay Breaux (D-LA), Nay Brownback (R-KS), Yea Bunning (R-KY), Yea Burns (R-MT), Yea Byrd (D-WV), Yea Campbell (R-CO), Nay Cantwell (D-WA), Nay Carper (D-DE), Nay Chafee (R-RI), Nay Chambliss (R-GA), Yea Clinton (D-NY), Nay Cochran (R-MS), Yea Coleman (R-MN), Yea Collins (R-ME), Nay Conrad...
  • '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...
  • Rosie Takes Shot At Bush During Gay-Friendly Cruise

    07/13/2004 4:58:30 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 53 replies · 1,685+ views
    Local 6 ^ | 7/12/04 | Internet Broadcasting Systems
    Rosie Takes Shot At Bush During Gay-Friendly Cruise Cruise To Stop In Key West Later This Week POSTED: 12:13 PM EDT July 13, 2004 UPDATED: 6:00 PM EDT July 13, 2004 PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. -- On the eve of a possible U.S. Senate vote to make gay marriages unconstitutional, Rosie O'Donnell spoke out against the Bush administration's plans to ban same sex unions during a stop on a gay-friendly cruise, according to Local 6 News. Rosie Promotes Cruise, Discusses Possible Gay Marriage Ban "I think this cruise comes at the perfect time, when they're considering an amendment making it illegal...
  • Gay couples sue for right to wed

    07/13/2004 3:25:20 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 15 replies · 599+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | July 13, 2004 | GRAHAM BRINK, Times Staff Writer
    TAMPA -- Sue Clayton and Sheila Serrao met at church nine years ago. Three years later, Serrao's dad walked her down the aisle at the couple's commitment ceremony. The day was a "dream come true," Serrao said. But as a gay couple, the state does not allow the two Sarasota women to legally marry. Florida law defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman. On Monday, the couple moved to change the law. Led by their attorney and surrounded by members of local and national gay rights groups, Clayton and Serrao filed a lawsuit in Hillsborough Circuit...
  • 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 OnlyMarriage Debate Builds Steam in SenateBush Wants Amendment to Ban Gay MarriageSenate to Debate Banning Gay MarriageGay Activists Rally Against Virginia LawMayors to Vote on Gay Marriage ResolutionRomney 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...