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  • ‘Idol’ Runner-Up (Adam Lakmbert) Sexes Up American Music Awards

    11/23/2009 12:37:20 PM PST · by Justaham · 70 replies · 3,137+ views ^ | 11-23-09 | Colleen Raezler
    "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert's vocals weren't top-notch at last night's American Music Awards, but nobody really noticed. How could they, given his over-the-top and in-your-face sexual choreography. Lambert's act during the show, aired on ABC, featured male dancers on leashes, an open-mouth kiss between Lambert and his male keyboardist, and simulated oral sex, both male-on-male and female-on-male. Naturally, boundary-pushing Hollywood hailed Lambert's performance. "As a TV viewer, I thought Lambert's performance was a gas, a delight, a blast of brash vulgarity in the midst of ordinary vulgarity," wrote Entertainment Weekly's Ken Tucker.
  • Vatican says prohibition against gays in seminaries is universal

    05/19/2008 1:19:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies · 1,477+ views
    CNA ^ | May 19, 2008
    Vatican City, May 19, 2008 / 09:21 am (CNA).- Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, has sent a letter to the bishops of the world with the approval of Pope Benedict XVI reaffirming the norms established by the Congregation for Catholic Education in the 2005 document, “Instruction Concerning the Criteria for the Discernment of Vocation with regard to Persons with Homosexual Tendencies in view of their Admission to the Seminary and to Holy Orders,” as universal and without exceptions.  In the brief “Rescriptum ex audientia” –a written response to various queries—Cardinal Bertone said the norms establishing the selection...
  • Jim McGreevey to begin Episcopal seminary classes

    09/04/2007 6:55:06 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 37 replies · 572+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Saturday, September 1st 2007, 4:00 AM | CHRISTINA BOYLE
    Jim McGreevey to begin Episcopal seminary classes BY CHRISTINA BOYLE DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Saturday, September 1st 2007, 4:00 AM Jim McGreevey, the nation's first openly gay governor, is returning to the classroom Tuesday as a seminary student. The former New Jersey governor will begin full-time studies at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in Chelsea, where he will pursue a three-year Master of Divinity program. McGreevey, 50, switched denominations from Roman Catholic to Episcopalian earlier this year and has expressed an interest in becoming a priest. "I hope that Jim McGreevey finds some contentment and...
  • MORFORD: Which Way To The Apocalypse?

    06/09/2006 7:46:33 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 474+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/9/6 | Mark Morford
    When all the fanatical Christians disappear, will traffic finally improve? Wait, did I miss it? Did it happen three days ago, on 6-6-06, a.k.a. Tea Time with the Beast, a.k.a. the Great Day of Reckoning, a.k.a. the National Day of Slayer, all the world crashing down in a heap of hissing steam and belching smoke and balmy gusty breezes sometime around noon just after lunch but not before rush hour and hitting right around siesta? I might have been napping. Did the Apocalypse finally hit? Did the deep wish of roughly a half-billion zealous believers come to pass and were...
  • Bring on 6$ a Gallon Gas

    05/10/2006 7:56:48 PM PDT · by Tzimisce · 50 replies · 2,161+ views ^ | Mark Morford
    No wait, not six. To hell with that. Make it 10. Ten bucks a gallon, no matter what the going rate for a barrel of light sweet crude. That would so completely, violently, brilliantly do it. Revolutionize the country. Firebomb our pungent stasis. Change everything. Don't you agree? Here's what we could do: Give gas discounts to cab drivers (at least initially) and metro transit systems and low-income folks, those who have to drive their busted-up '78 Honda Civics to their jobs scrubbing restaurant toilets and flipping burgers and vacuuming the residual cocaine from the seat cushions of numb SUV...
  • MORFORD: Christian Virgins Are Overrated

    05/12/2006 5:59:51 AM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 1,740+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/12/6 | Mark Morford
    Think sex and drugs destroy America? Try naive chastity. Oh, and "Purity Balls" There are these things. These unholy events called "Purity Balls" and you should probably fall to your knees right this minute and thank a merciful and lubricious and happily polyamorous God that you do not know what they are and that you have access right this minute to vast quantities of wine to deflect their nasty karmic arrows because, you know, oh my God. But hey, free country. Purity Balls. No, not some sort of newfangled spherical chastity device to be inserted using vacuum tubes and pulleys,...
  • MORFORD: Can You Still Hate Wal-Mart?

    05/24/2006 7:44:47 AM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies · 1,087+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/24/6 | Mark Morford
    It's a shockingly eco-friendly plan from the world's most toxic retailer. Did hell just freeze over? Sometimes you just have to let the possibility breathe. Sometimes you just have to allow that something grand and good and healthy might actually be born from the bowels of the dank and ravenous megacorporate world, like flowers from a dung heap, like vodka from old potatoes, even if it comes right alongside the nastiest, most abusive federal environmental policy you will see in your lifetime. Take Wal-Mart, the most famously offensive, town-destroying, junk-purveying, labor-abusing, sweatshop-supporting, American-job-killing, soul-numbing, seizure-inducing, hope-curdling retailer in the known...
  • MORFORD: The Real State Of The Union

    02/01/2006 5:48:26 AM PST · by SmithL · 13 replies · 501+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/1/6 | Mark Morford
    How to address a bitter, war-torn but still somehow giddy and deeply horny nation. My fellow Americans, we're not as royally screwed as everything Bush has done during his miserable term in office would have you believe.
  • I am a Gay Republican

    01/02/2006 4:14:15 AM PST · by kutwhoredel · 122 replies · 2,370+ views
    I am a Gay Republican but I almost never chime in on political issues. I believe in small government, which the Bush administration has not been good at, as well as low taxes and the free market. I don't believe in manmade global warming and I think environmental activism is mostly a cover for people who want to make more rules to control our lives. Social issues don't get me very excited and I know I should be more grateful to my gay forefathers for all their sacrifices, but I've never encountered homophobia in my entire life so gay rights...
  • MORFORD: Fun Bits About American Torture

    12/16/2005 7:45:20 AM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies · 320+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/16/5 | Mark Morford
    In many ways, the U.S. is now just as inhumane and brutal as any Third World regime. Oh well? "We do not torture." Remember it, write it in red crayon on the bathroom wall, tattoo it onto your acid tongue because those very words rang throughout the land like a bleak bell, like a low scream in the night, like a cheese grater rubbing against the teeth of common sense when Dubya mumbled them during a speech not long ago, and it was, at once, hilarious and nauseating and it took all the self-control in the world for everyone in...
  • Vatican's Gay Policy Gets Liberal Reading

    12/12/2005 10:28:41 AM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies · 231+ views
    AP ^ | 12/12/5 | BRIAN MURPHY
    Ask the archbishop of Dublin to describe the theological weight of the Vatican's latest statement on whether gay men have a place in the priesthood. He'll say it didn't amount to much. In Archbishop Diarmuid Martin's opinion, the document issued last month left a fundamental tenet untouched: The path to possible ordination is still open to anyone, including homosexuals, who remain celibate and follow the church's moral teachings. Martin is not alone. A high-profile array of European pastors and theologians have issued similar liberal interpretations of the Vatican's "instruction" on gay priests, which was formally released Nov. 29 after years...
  • Gay priest ruling adds fuel to fire (Cardinal George Reaction)

    11/30/2005 6:27:01 AM PST · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 8 replies · 425+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 30 NOV 2005 | Margaret Ramirez and Manya A. Brachear
    Gay priest ruling adds fuel to fire Vatican document stands out more as pope's first than for whom it bans By Margaret Ramirez and Manya A. Brachear, Tribune staff reporters. Tribune news services contributed to this report Published November 30, 2005 The Vatican issued a long-awaited document Tuesday on the explosive issue of homosexuality in the priesthood, but the document banning men with "deep-seated homosexual tendencies" added more heat than light to the controversy. In fact, several scholars said that the text of the document--which largely restates long-standing Roman Catholic teaching on homosexuality--matters less than its timing and prominence. It...
  • MORFORD: To The Drunk Who Smashed My Car Quite a wreck you made, didn't you?

    11/11/2005 9:31:11 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 25 replies · 983+ views
    SF GATE ^ | 11/11/05 | Miss Morford
    Yes, I know you were drunk. Must've been. Either drunk or on serious meds and/or you just didn't give much of a damn about anything anyway because you're just one of those people, one of those types who comes lurching around the city like a chunk of numbed pain in your big-ass mid-'80s burgundy car with the white top and chrome bumpers -- an old Cadillac? Monte Carlo? -- early last Sunday morning to wreak casual havoc. Is that about right? Do you remember any of it? Here is what I'm guessing: probably not. Let me tell you what happened,...
  • MORFORD: God Does Not Want 16 Kids

    10/19/2005 7:48:41 AM PDT · by SmithL · 85 replies · 2,225+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/19/5 | Mark Morford
    Arkansas mom gives birth to a whole freakin' baseball team. How deeply should you cringe? Who are you to judge? Who are you to say that the more than slightly creepy 39-year-old woman from Arkansas who just gave birth to her 16th child yes that's right 16 kids and try not to cringe in phantom vaginal pain when you say it, who are you to say Michelle Duggar is not more than a little unhinged and sad and lost? And furthermore, who are you to suggest that her equally troubling husband -- whose name is, of course, Jim Bob...
  • MORFORD: What God Really Told Bush

    10/12/2005 7:56:21 AM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 1,192+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/12/5 | Mark Morford
    Apparently, it wasn't just "invade Iraq and Afghanistan in my name." A special report: Scene: White House private residence, night, not long ago. President Bush present in his most favoritest guns 'n' bunnies PJs. Laura asleep, knocked out by a combination of too much Good Housekeeping and excessive hair-spray fumes. Suddenly, a burst of black smoke. A deep, resonant voice speaks: "Psst! George! God here, taking a break from supervising the well-being of eight billion troubled souls along with infinite galaxies of unimaginable vastness to speak with you directly one more time because, well, you're special, aren't you, George? Yes...
  • MORFORD: Love Still Rules San Francisco

    09/30/2005 7:51:22 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 679+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/30/5 | Mark Morford
    Leather, techno, sex & war: more only-in-SF juice to make you proud. Take that, uptight neocons. It was the moment when we walked by a jam-packed S.F. City Hall and realized it was open to host a VIP techno dance party, while immediately outside its gilded doors upward of 50,000 revelers wandered and shimmied and flaunted their costumes and drank nasty Red Bull cocktails in the huge Civic Center plaza for the third annual Love Parade, everyone baring flesh and shaking their groove thangs to any one of 200 world-class (well, some of them) DJs spinning their wares on over...
  • Gay-hunters May End up Shooting Down Church Morale

    09/29/2005 8:45:53 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 43 replies · 786+ views
    St. Louis Post -Dispatch ^ | 9/28/05 | Bill McClellan
    On the day that the Vatican's gay-hunters began their work here in St. Louis, I received a letter from a priest I admire. "I am a Roman Catholic priest from the Archdiocese of St. Louis who happens to be gay," he wrote. "When it comes to my Church and her teachings on homosexuality, I cannot help but find myself both hurt and ashamed. I, like so many theologians, fellow priests, sisters, and Americans, find the Church's teaching regarding homosexuality inconsistent with the broader understanding of human dignity, respect and equality. "The Church chooses in matters of sexuality to bring very...
  • Notre Dame Experts React to Potential Seminary Rules

    09/29/2005 9:01:09 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies · 630+ views
    Notre Dame Observer ^ | 9/28/05 | Maddie Hanna
    Speculation about the release of a Vatican document containing restrictions barring homosexuals from entering the priesthood has stirred debate and emotions both across the nation and at Notre Dame. The restrictions, which would require Vatican representatives to investigate the 229 U.S. seminaries for "evidence of homosexuality," have been reported by news agencies but not been officially confirmed. But R. Scott Appleby, director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and an expert on the Catholic Church's recent sexual abuse scandals, called this possible move by the Vatican "sadly punitive." "If a gay man feels called to the priesthood, [under...
  • MORFORD: Kneel Before The Meteorologist

    09/28/2005 7:53:00 AM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies · 1,082+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/28/5 | Mark Morford
    At last, one scientist BushCo will definitely -- albeit resentfully -- listen to. Sometimes. So now we know. This is what it takes. This is how far the nation has to crumble and this is how many people have to die and this is how many tens of billions it has to cost and this is how far his dirt-low poll numbers have to fall before Bush will finally come out and say he agrees with one of those godforsaken gul-dang book-learned scientist types. You know the ones. Those informed and well-educated data-crunchers he normally despises like a kid hates...
  • Questions Arise Over Seminary Inspections

    09/21/2005 5:34:27 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 64 replies · 1,094+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 9/16/05 | Cathleen Falsani
    Beginning early next month, teams of specially appointed Vatican investigators will visit Chicago area Catholic seminaries to determine whether priests are being trained properly and to what degree homosexuality is present on campus. The Vatican has ordered "apostolic visitations," as the inspections are formally known, of all 229 seminaries and houses of formation for priests in the United States. The visitations have been anticipated for several years and are, in part, a response to the clergy sex abuse scandal that has rocked the American church since 2002. While some church leaders insist the visitations are meant to examine how well...
  • MORFORD: Fine Wine For A Big Quake

    09/21/2005 7:36:34 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 267+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/21/5 | Mark Morford
    Sure a quake kit is a great thing -- if you can afford it. Too bad about everyone else. You are not ready. This is just a fair guess. You are not fully prepared for the monster life-slapping colon-rattling quake that is slated to devastate our fair state somewhere between the time you finish reading this sentence and about 2035 -- an epic disaster that will make Katrina look like a waterslide and that, if all predictions and all experts are to be believed, will look something like "The Day After Tomorrow" crossed with "28 Days Later" with a dash...

    09/19/2005 3:35:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 107 replies · 2,481+ views
    EWTN ^ | September 19, 2005
    Vatican, Sep. 19 ( - Pope Benedict XVI has given his approval to a new Vatican policy document indicating that men with homosexual tendencies should not be ordained as Catholic priests. The new document-- which was prepared by the Congregation for Catholic Education, in response to a request made by the late Pope John Paul II in 1994-- will be published soon. It will take the form of an "Instruction," signed by the prefect and secretary of the Congregation: Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski and Archbishop Michael Miller. The text, which was approved by Pope Benedict at the end of August, says...
  • Zellweger Asks for Privacy During Breakup

    09/17/2005 5:09:42 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 19 replies · 565+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 9/17/2005 | Yahoo News/AP
    Renee Zellweger, who has filed for an annulment from Kenny Chesney after just four months of marriage, says the couple "hope to experience this transition as privately as possible." In court papers filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the Oscar-winning actress listed "fraud" as the reason for the breakup with the country music star. The term was "simply legal language and not a refection of Kenny's character," Zellweger said in a statement Friday. "I would personally be very grateful for your support in refraining from drawing derogatory, hurtful, sensationalized or untrue conclusions," she said. "We hope to experience...
  • Cops nail 'parking Nazi': Boston neighborhood was victimized by vigilante for years

    05/25/2005 3:20:09 AM PDT · by billorites · 26 replies · 1,208+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | May 25, 2005 | Laurel J. Sweet and David Weber
    A self-appointed traffic judge who allegedly meted out street justice by vandalizing cars in Jamaica Plain for everything from expired stickers to parking violations was arrested yesterday after he was caught on camera keying the side of a police decoy van.      It was graying security guard Robert Feest's love for the law that was his undoing, officials said.      Cops say Feest, 44 - dubbed the ``Parking Nazi'' by local residents - has been terrorizing the Boston neighborhood for years with his ruthless respect for auto etiquette - imposing his punishments while out walking his dog.      ``We (investigators) looked at each...
  • Teens Admit Beating Priest

    05/25/2005 7:38:40 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 35 replies · 477+ views
    Springfield Journal-Register ^ | 5/25/05 | Chris Dettro
    The two youths charged with beating the Rev. Eugene Costa in Douglas Park on Dec. 21 pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated battery. The state agreed to seek no more than a three-year prison sentence for Jamie E. Gibson, 17, and Ryan Boyle, 15, when Circuit Judge Leo Zappa sentences them July 19. Gibson, represented by Springfield attorneys Jon Noll and Dan Fultz, pleaded guilty Monday morning, and Boyle, who has Sangamon County public defender Brian Otwell as his attorney, appeared before Zappa in the afternoon. Each admitted hitting and kicking Costa, 54, in the head and body. A second aggravated...
  • Gay Proffessor Rips Vote Denying Benefits (U.W. WI)

    05/24/2005 10:35:44 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 22 replies · 665+ views ^ | May 24, 2005 | David Callender
    Rob Carpick says he thought he might persuade state lawmakers to allow the University of Wisconsin to begin offering domestic partner benefits on the basis of simple economics. So Carpick, who is gay, wrote the co-chairman of the Legislature's budget committee earlier this month to explain that he's brought in more than $2.5 million in research grants during the five years he's been an assistant professor of engineering at the UW-Madison. In an e-mail to Rep. Dean Kaufert, R-Neenah, Carpick noted that Gov. Jim Doyle estimated the cost of providing full benefits to domestic partners - unmarried heterosexual couples as...
  • Gay parade banned in Poland

    05/18/2005 4:44:07 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 45 replies · 850+ views
    Fairfax ^ | May 19, 2005
    Warsaw's conservative mayor has vowed to ban an annual gay rights parade for a second year, saying that he is "against propagating gay orientation" in the Polish capital. Mayor Lech Kaczynski, who is widely seen as a leading contender for Poland's presidency in October elections, said he would block plans by gay rights activists for a march on June 11. He said it would interfere with plans to unveil a monument that day to Gen Stefan Rowecki, a leader of Poland's anti-Nazi underground army during World War II. "Organising a gay parade on that day is a joke," Kaczynski was...

    05/19/2005 11:13:34 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 20 replies · 539+ views ^ | 15 May 2005 | Editors, The Associated Press
    ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest denied communion to more than 100 people Sunday, saying they could not receive the sacrament because they wore rainbow-colored sashes to church to show support for gay Catholics. Before offering communion, the Rev. Michael Sklucazek told the congregation at the Cathedral of St. Paul that anyone wearing a sash could come forward for a blessing but would not receive wine and bread. A group called the Rainbow Sash Alliance has encouraged supporters to wear the multicolored fabric bands since 2001 on each Pentecost Sunday, the day Catholics believe the Holy Spirit...
  • Homosexual Activists Disturb Masses, Some Denied Communion, Some Steal It Anyway

    05/18/2005 9:23:38 PM PDT · by murphE · 46 replies · 847+ views
    Life Site ^ | May 17, 2005
    LOS ANGELES/ ST PAUL- MINNEAPOLIS, May 16, 2005 ( - The Feast of Pentecost is the celebration in the Christian calendar of the descent of the Holy Spirit onto the Disciples of Christ after His resurrection and ascension into heaven as recorded in the bible. In recent years, homosexual activists have used the feast as an annual pretext for protests to make demands that the Catholic Church change her teaching on the sinfulness of homosexual acts. Archbishop Flynn of St. Paul-Minneapolis, Cardinal Mahoney of Los Angeles and bishop Matthew Clarke of Rochester New York have been singled out for praise...
  • Male Homosexuals Aren't the Marrying Kind

    05/11/2005 7:12:45 AM PDT · by SamuraiScot · 41 replies · 1,492+ views
    The Fact ^ | May 9, 2005 | Duncan Maxwell Anderson
    Last Sunday's edition of The New York Times contained a startling admission. Among 5,400 homosexual couples who have "married" in Massachusetts since last May, nearly two-thirds were pairs of women. A lesbian is about four times as likely to opt for same-sex "marriage" as a homosexual man. [It's] the same psychological divide familiar to any young man on the make in the heterosexual world: Darn it, the women are all looking for that ring. This wasn't supposed to be.
  • John Carroll Presents “Tunnel of Oppression.”

    05/10/2005 7:55:33 PM PDT · by Diago · 13 replies · 411+ views
    April 15, 2005 John Carroll University’s Division of Student Life Presents An Interactive, Multimedia Learning Experience, “Tunnel of Oppression” This Event is Free and Open to the Public   What:  On April 28, 2005, John Carroll University will present an interactive, multimedia learning experience designed to advance and disseminate knowledge about issues of oppression entitled “Tunnel of Oppression.”   Facilitated by the Organization of Resident Assistants, the Tunnel of Oppression is a collaborative effort of John Carroll University students, faculty, staff and administrators.  This year, the Tunnel of Oppression will focus specifically on the issues of international oppression, mental illness,...
  • Paedophiles 'turning Christian to target children in church' (Britain)

    05/09/2005 3:04:33 PM PDT · by siunevada · 10 replies · 234+ views
    The Telegraph UK ^ | May 7, 2005 | Jonathan Petre
    Children are at growing risk from paedophiles who convert to Christianity in prison and join a church on their release, a government-backed charity said yesterday. The Churches' Child Protection Advisory Service said that five churches a week were asking for its help, partly because of an influx of sex offenders who had "found God" on evangelical "Alpha" courses in jail. With the backing of the police, the service has produced advice for clergy who face the dilemma of wanting to welcome new members into their congregations while protecting young worshippers. It will launch a DVD next week that features a...
  • Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Will Deny Communion to Protesters

    05/06/2005 1:53:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies · 665+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | May 5, 2005 | Tim Drake
    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Protesters who want the Church to change its teaching on the morality of homosexual acts will be denied Communion in the Cathedral of St. Paul if they step forward wearing a rainbow-colored garment Pentecost Sunday. For the past four years members of the Rainbow Sash Alliance have donned multicolored sashes for Pentecost Sunday Mass at the St. Paul Cathedral and were given the Eucharist.The organization is the U.S. affiliate of the international Rainbow Sash Movement. Because the movement’s actions have been perceived as a protest, St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop Harry Flynn has told the local...
  • Priest Caught on Tape (soliciting BJs)

    05/06/2005 7:04:49 AM PDT · by pissant · 47 replies · 1,915+ views
    KTVA TV ^ | 5/5/05 | ben deci
    An Anchorage Priest on administrative leave today. He's facing accustaions that he used his positon of power to pressure a man into sex. Those accusations only came to light after an exclusive 11 News investigation. The graphic sexual nature of what we uncovered is deepy disturbing and viewer discretation is certainly advised. But as hard as this may to be listen to, what is perhaps most troubling about this investigation, is that it centers on a spiritual leader, a preist, and it all takes place inside his Anchorage church. Parishoners here at Our Lady Of Guadelope have reason to rejoice....
  • Top Vatican Cardinal: Gay Marriage is "A Crime Which represents the Destruction of the World"

    05/04/2005 9:54:22 PM PDT · by murphE · 29 replies · 1,013+ views
    LifeSite ^ | 05/04/05
    Top Vatican Cardinal: Gay Marriage is "A Crime Which represents the Destruction of the World" Gay Adoption "Destroy's the Child's Future" and is "An Act of Moral Violence Against the Child" VATICAN, May 3, 2005 ( - On the first business day after meeting privately with newly elected Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Alfonso López Trujillo, gave one of the strongest statements defending the traditional family in recent memory. The Cardinal, who was reinstated in his post as President of the Pontifical Council for the Family which he held under Pope John Paul II just after the election of Pope Benedict,...
  • Altoona-Johnstown Diocese, Pennsylvania: Priest Firm on Lawsuit

    05/03/2005 5:08:07 AM PDT · by Teófilo · 20 replies · 497+ views
    Father John Nesbella intent on suing bishopOK folks, you know I've been diligently tracking this story for the last several months. Last Sunday, the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, published a profile of Fr. Nesbella (pictured right) and reported on both sides of the controversy. Here are some quotes:...Now - at age 42 and after speaking out loudly - Nesbella is out in the cold. After filing a lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, claiming he was sexually abused at the age of 16 by a priest who is now dead, Nesbella on Feb. 18 was placed on a leave of...
  • Rainbow Sash Movement ... on Pentecost Sunday, May 15, 2005

    05/02/2005 6:56:57 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 41 replies · 827+ views
    The Rainbow Sash Movement ^ | 5/02/2005 | The Rainbow Sash Movement
    Rainbow Sash Movement Calls for Integrity and Justice from both Pope Benedict XVI, and Cardinal Francis George VP of the NCCB, on Pentecost Sunday, May 15, 2005Monday May 2, 6:00 am ET CHICAGO, May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rainbow Sash Movement (RSM) with its supporters will be entering Cathedrals and parishes around the nation on Pentecost Sunday, May 15. We are inviting our supporters to join us, and wear the Rainbow Sash as a symbol of dignity and inclusion.We continue to call for public dialogue with Cardinal Francis George Vice President of the National Council of Catholic Bishops.In the weeks...
  • Monday Photo Caption Time

    05/02/2005 9:07:54 AM PDT · by meandog · 88 replies · 2,938+ views
    05-02-05 | N/A
    Okay, it's Monday...time to get the week started with some good captions. A good place to begin is the 40th Anniversity of the Equality Forum that took place in Philly yesterday. For those who don't know, Equality Forum celebrates the gay and lesbian lifestyle...
  • How the 6th Century Church handled Sex Abuse (warning: graphic)

    05/01/2005 11:57:54 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 111 replies · 3,578+ views
    The Chronicle of John Malalas
    I recently ran across the following passage which is taken from the Chronicle of John Malalas: "In that year [A.D. 528] some of the bishops from various provinces were accused of living immorally in matters of the flesh and of homosexual practices. Amongst them was Isaiah, bishop of Rhodes, an ex-praefectus vigilum at Constantinople, and likewise the bishop from Diospolis in Thrace, named Alexander. In accordance with a sacred ordinance they were brought to Constantinople and were examined and condemned by Victor, the city prefect, who punished them: he tortured Isaiah severely and exiled him and he amputated Alexander's genitals...
  • De-homosexualization of the Catholic Church

    05/02/2005 7:25:14 AM PDT · by worldclass · 438 replies · 7,188+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | 5/2/2005
    Noting that in his Good Friday homily soon-to-be pope Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger condemned the "filth there is in the church," Wheeler believes the pontiff "will not tolerate [homosexuality's] presence in his church."
  • Defining Me (Ithaca: Cornell Prof all but admits homosexual indoctrination of kids is real)

    04/27/2005 12:37:00 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 72 replies · 1,856+ views
    ©Ithaca Times 2005 ^ | 4/27/05 | By: Karen Gadiel
    Ritch Savin-Williams, professor of clinical and developmental psychology and chair of the human development department at Cornell University has studied teenagers for more than 30 years. His new book, The New Gay Teenager, documents new developments in adolescent sexuality, including a level of comfort in diversity their elders could only envy. Today's teens, says Savin-Williams, generally don't require a sexual definition in order to express who they are. And being oneself might be anywhere on a broad sexual spectrum between having thoughts of attraction toward someone of the same sex to dating to having sexual experiences, with both the opposite...

    04/30/2005 7:55:14 AM PDT · by murphE · 47 replies · 696+ views ^ | Apr 29, 2005 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Father Richard P. McBrien’s candid column, "Gays in the Priesthood," stated forthrightly: "In recent weeks (there has been) increased expressions of antipathy toward gay priests, of whom there are surely thousands in the United States alone. Even though prominent psychiatrists and psychologists have been reminding us on television . . .that there is no necessary link between homosexuality and pedophilia, the popular view to the contrary still holds sway in many parts of the Church and in society at large. In such precincts the solution is easy: Get rid of gay priests and we’ll finally be rid of this horrible...
  • Appeals committee reverses church trial verdict in Stroud case (Methodist Lesbian)

    04/29/2005 1:50:36 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 7 replies · 277+ views
    United Methodist News Service (official) ^ | April 29, 2005 | Erik Alsgaard*
    BALTIMORE (UMNS)—Irene Elizabeth "Beth" Stroud, who was found guilty of violating United Methodist church law for being a practicing lesbian and lost her clergy credentials last December, won her appeal in a decision announced April 29. Stroud had appealed the Dec. 2 verdict in her clergy trial to the Northeastern Jurisdictional Committee on Appeals, which met April 28-29 at the Sheraton International Hotel near Baltimore-Washington International Airport. The clergy court had found her guilty of violating denomination law, which forbids the ordination and appointment of "self-avowed practicing homosexuals." Stroud had disclosed that she was living in a committed relationship with...
  • Let gay soldiers serve openly

    04/28/2005 7:28:09 AM PDT · by MikeJ75 · 112 replies · 2,411+ views
    <p>Chances are the Pentagon brass and members of Congress who defend the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the military never watched MTV's Real World: New Orleans. But there's an excellent chance the MTV generation, which the military now plumbs for recruits, saw the hugely popular series.</p>
  • Father arrested over objections to homosexual curriculum in son’s kindergarten class.

    04/28/2005 6:14:43 AM PDT · by worldclass · 334 replies · 7,429+ views
    LEXINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS, APRIL 27. Lexington parent, David Parker, was arrested today by the Lexington Police for “trespassing” at his son’s elementary school during a scheduled meeting with the principal and the city’s Director of Education over his objections to homosexual curriculum materials and discussions in his son’s kindergarten class. At the meeting, Parker demanded that the school inform him when homosexual subjects are to be discussed with his son, and allow his son not to be included in such activities. He said he would not leave until his request was granted. The Principal and the city’s Director of Education both...
  • Spanish Bishop Calls for Civil Disobedience from Catholic Mayors [Gay “Marriage”]

    04/27/2005 3:41:36 AM PDT · by livius · 15 replies · 878+ views
    ABC [Spanish newspaper] ^ | April 27, 2004 | Staff
    The bishop of the Diocese of Segorbe-Castellón, Juan Antonio Reig Pla, called for “civil disobedience” from those mayors who do not want to marry homosexual couples, and declared that “restricting religious freedom is the worst thing of all.” At a press conference, Bishop Reig Pla declared that the Government “is going to recognize rights never established by law which are purely subjective,” and said that the next step is that “if any mayor is being forced to sacrifice his conscience and carry out acts that have to be against his correctly formed conscience, it has got to end in civil...
  • Denying The Obvious And Becoming Stupid And Depraved

    04/27/2005 2:29:55 AM PDT · by Lindykim · 33 replies · 1,047+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | Apr 27 | Linda Kimball
    In his book, "What We Can't Not Know," J. Budziszewski outlined the four natural means of attaining moral knowledge: the witness of deep conscience, the witness of design in nature, the witness of our own design, and the witness of natural consequences. In unison, these witnesses lead us to this principle: "How things are meant to work," which Budziszewski said is, "just plain enough to learn from observing them and just simple enough to learn from the error of one's ways." (end quote) As an example of what Budziszewski was talking about, consider what you would need to do if...
  • U.S. sodomy lobby attacks Pope Benedict XVI

    04/26/2005 6:38:17 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 60 replies · 2,367+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 4/26/05 | Les Kinsolving
    New York's Gov. Al Smith not only opposed Prohibition, but in 1928 he became the first Roman Catholic ever nominated by a major party to be president. This resulted in some of America's worst anti-Catholic expressions of bigotry – including a rumor that Gov. Smith was planning to invite the pope to make an extended visit in order to supervise the conversion of this nation to a Roman Catholic country. When Gov. Smith lost to Herbert Hoover by 444 to 87 electoral votes, he had the good sense of humor and sportsmanship to announce that he had just sent a...
  • Sex and murder in Iraq

    04/26/2005 2:59:13 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies · 869+ views
    The Adovocate? ^ | 01 Feb 2005
    Pvt. Federico Merida of the U.S. P National Guard was assigned to protect his fellow soldiers at an Army base in Iraq. Instead he killed one of them after the two men had consensual sex in a guard tower near Tikrit. According to court-martial records obtained by The News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C., in mid December, plus other news reports, Merida admitted to shooting 17-year-old Iraqi soldier Falah Zaggam 11 times last May because he was upset about having had sex with him. Merida, 21, was sentenced in September to 25 years in prison, and he will be dishonorably...
  • Forces of Dissent Prepare Attack on Benedict XVI

    04/26/2005 11:46:15 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 100 replies · 2,466+ views
    TCRNews ^ | 4/26/05 | TCRNews
    Fr. Robert Carr, Holy Cross Cathedral, Boston, sends us the following: "We have been alerted here that there is a move to make an assault on the Church in the US and an attempt to bring down Pope Benedict XVI in Rome through propaganda.   The Rainbow Sash Movement has called for protests in churches throughout the United States in favor of Gay rights and against Pope Benedict.   Meanwhile Voice of the Faithful, another movement against the Church is using the case of Fr. Marcial Maciel the founder of the Legionaires of Christ who is accused of...