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  • Why Does Conservative Politics Find Gay Marriage So Deeply Threatening? (Barf Alert)

    11/12/2008 9:23:00 PM PST · by TheReligiousConservative51 · 69 replies · 1,380+ views ^ | 2004 | Scott Bidstrup
    "Just as most older conservatives now acknowledge that they once erred in "keeping blacks in their place," they should make the same acknowledgement for gays and their right to marry, and live happy, open and contented lives in each other's arms." "Fear that others may reject these apparently arbitrary moral boundaries, and hence question those who decreed them, and cause society to fall apart, is the reason for the conservatives' deep paranoia about the mythical "gay recruiting" and the equally mythical "gay agenda.""
  • Debate on Fox--Lesbian Mom Demands Child Support from Sperm Donor Dad

    08/12/2008 12:47:07 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 51 replies · 521+ views ^ | 8/12/08 | Glenn Sacks
    Recently on Fox's nationally-syndicated Morning Show with Mike and Juliet we debated a New Mexico case where a man who had donated sperm to a lesbian couple is now on the hook for child support to the children's biological mother. The case is detailed in New Mexico Court Orders Sperm Donor to Pay Child Support (Fox News, 7/31/08): A court battle over whether a sperm donor should pay a higher rate of child support has ended with a ruling that the man is liable because he has taken an active role in raising the children. Kevin Zoernig had argued he...
  • Pregnant man Thomas Beatie reveals his joy

    We may have MORE babies Exclusive: Dad-to-be reveals joy..just 4 weeks before HE is due to give birth THESE extraordinary new pictures show the world's first pregnant man—captured just four weeks from the birth of his baby girl. In an exclusive and moving interview with the News of the World, sex-change dad Thomas Beatie and his wife Nancy tell of their joy. And he reveals unseen family snaps of his astonishing early life as a teenage beauty queen. "I feel fantastic," he said. "I cannot wait to see my baby's face." In a tender and intimate moment, Thomas shares a...
  • Catholic adoption agency to close due to pro-homosexual British law

    06/08/2008 4:00:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies · 287+ views
    CNA ^ | 6/7/2008
    London, Jun 7, 2008 / 09:32 pm (CNA).- A Catholic adoption agency in Britain has ended its service of placing children in new homes because a new anti-discrimination law forbids the agency from turning away homosexual couples. A Minister of Parliament has said the new law “smacks of a secular attack on the Catholic Church.” The Equality Act, which will come into effect on January 1, outlaws discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in the provision of goods and services. Then-Prime Minister Tony Blair, who has since converted to Catholicism, wanted Catholic adoption agencies to be exempted from the...
  • The parent trap (evolving definition of parent gag alert)

    05/22/2008 7:25:14 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 18 replies · 214+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 21, 2008 | Sun Editorial
    The reality of 21st century life is that it's difficult to define a family with children. Most people understand this. The most practical is a "know it when you see it" definition: One adult - or two adults in a loving and committed relationship - raising one or more kids. Leave aside matters of genetics, gender or marital status. But somehow this widespread social change has eluded the Maryland Court of Appeals, which this week has decided that there is no such thing as a de facto parent. The court relegates an unmarried parent - in this Baltimore County case,...
  • The horrors of political correctness (get ready to blow your top)

    09/07/2007 9:44:25 AM PDT · by enough_idiocy · 22 replies · 1,659+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | September 6, 2007 02:30 PM | Michelle Malkin
    A homosexual foster couple were left free to sexually abuse vulnerable boys in their care because social workers feared being accused of discrimination if they investigated complaints, an inquiry concluded yesterday. Even when the mother of two of the children reported her suspicions to the council, officials accepted the men’s explanations and did nothing. Instead of banning children from staying with Faunch and Wathey, they sent youngsters with more serious problems to them. Between them, the couple abused four boys aged between eight and 14. Their victims included a 14-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism,who had a...
  • Gay adoption passes House (NH legislature in full liberal swing)

    03/23/2007 12:15:14 AM PDT · by Princip. Conservative · 7 replies · 542+ views
    CONCORD "" The House voted Wednesday to allow unmarried adults "" including gay couples "" to adopt children together. State law allows children to be adopted by married couples or single adults. Gay individuals can adopt, but same-sex couples can adopt in only six of the state's 10 counties because probate judges interpret the law differently. The 234-127 vote sent the bill to the Senate. Supporter Jayne Spaulding said current law is "neither fair nor just" because some courts allow the adoptions while others don't. The Bedford Republican said the bill is needed to correct an ambiguity. "This bill is...
  • North of border, gay marriage spurs social revolution

    11/07/2005 4:17:17 PM PST · by Daralundy · 34 replies · 1,132+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | November 6, 2006 | Katherine Kersten
    A proposal to preserve marriage as the union of one man and one woman in Minnesota's Constitution is one of the biggest issues our state will face in the next legislative session. Some people argue that same-sex marriage wouldn't change anybody else's marriage but merely expand the institution to provide equal rights for all. Canada made same-sex marriage the law of the land in June. What's happened there in recent months suggests a different story. Bishop Frederick Henry of the Catholic Diocese of Calgary, Alberta, has been at the forefront of Canada's battle over marriage. On Thursday, he will address...
  • 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...
  • Huge Supreme Court Win for Adoption and Families

    01/12/2005 5:44:55 AM PST · by KMC1 · 38 replies · 952+ views
    Few things in the country last as long as Supreme Court losses. Our founding fathers knew that when they designed the type of checks and balances they put into our government structures. And today comes a very important one. In refusing to hear the case the court let stand a 1977 Florida law that says there is no constitutional right to adopt children and that Florida has a legitimate interest in encouraging adoptions by families with a mother and father. The Florida ACLU is "devastated". Joan Bikupic in the USA Today calls it a setback for groups advocating increases...
  • Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case on Adoption by Gay People

    01/10/2005 4:47:20 PM PST · by neverdem · 90 replies · 4,444+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 10, 2005 | DAVID STOUT
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 -- The Supreme Court declined today to hear a challenge to Florida's ban on adoption by gay people, the only such state law in the country. The justices refused without comment to consider an appeal by four Florida men who had argued that the 1977 law violated their rights to equal protection under the United States Constitution, and that it was irrational because it automatically excluded potential adoptive parents for abandoned children. The case, Lofton v. Secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families, 04-478, had been closely watched as a possible test case. But with...
  • Same-Sex Marriage - A Threat To Whom?

    12/23/2004 7:40:45 AM PST · by · 706 replies · 7,604+ views
    12-23-04 | Ernie1241
    I have read many messages which object to same-sex marriage but I am still waiting to learn what specific adverse consequences opponents of gay marriage anticipate to result from its legalization. In other words, suppose same-sex marriage becomes law during 2005. By 2010 or 2015 what specific indisputable adverse consequences to society do opponents predict to occur? With respect to those critics of same-sex marriage who refer to "God's law" and "procreation" --- do they believe that heterosexual couples who cannot have children, or who do not wish to have children, should also NOT be allowed to marry? The essence...
  • Roseanne's TV Daughter has Baby with Girlfriend

    12/15/2004 3:09:49 PM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 37 replies · 15,814+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | December 9, 2004
    Sara Gilbert's family thrilled with the news Sara Gilbert -- who played smart-mouthed daughter Darlene on the hit series "Roseanne" -- has just become the proud parent of a baby boy with her lesbian live-in lover Allison Adler. "Sara and Allie are ecstatic about their beautiful new son," a close pal of the star told The ENQUIRER. BOATLOAD OF GIFTS "Allie gave birth, via a sperm donor, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at the end of October. "The entire Gilbert family was thrilled with the news that Allie delivered a healthy baby boy -- especially Sara' sister Melissa, who is...
  • What is the Facination with George W. Bush? (ZOT!!! Let's be more creative, shall we?)

    12/12/2004 4:44:51 PM PST · by Mind_of_Adam_Smith · 164 replies · 1,874+ views
    As a long-time conservative, a Viet Nam veteran, lifetime Christian, and as someone with an inquisitive mind, I need to understand why George Bush was chosen to carry the banner of Conservatism?
  • Gay Life in Ithaca (One more reason why it's the City of Evil)

    12/08/2004 12:15:10 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 55 replies · 2,029+ views
    ©Ithaca Times 2004 ^ | December 08, 2004 | By: Olivia Nellums
    ITHACA NY--How far gay rights should extend has been a hot button issue in the year 2004, but the debate over legal and social rights goes back much futher. Since it started, a generation of gay people have quietly gorwn up, gotten jobs, found a partner and even started a family. This last, which at first appeared ridiculous or impossible, is a reality for more and more gay couples through adoption or surrogacy.The trend spans the country and is perhaps unexpected from a demographic long associated with the swinging single life or at least childlessness. But as the openly gay...
  • ZOT II: A Question of Morality?

    11/15/2004 8:57:16 PM PST · by NeantHumain · 60 replies · 1,104+ views
    November 15, 2004 | Néant Humain
    I ask this question without a flinch: Why are such issues as pornography, gay marriage, and other moral issues something government should regulate? One of my beliefs is that a person should be free to do want they want so long as they do not inhibit another person's freedom. This is a good rule of thumb, but it does mean some people are going to say or do things I would not personally do or do not personally agree with. A popular issue today is gay marriage. Although I would not personally engage in homosexual practices, I am obligated to...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • A Home for a Gay Channel (MTV caught off guard by hostile reactions to gay channel)

    06/07/2004 7:41:49 PM PDT · by Cracker72 · 73 replies · 700+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 30, 2004 | BILL CARTER
    A Home for a Gay Channel By BILL CARTER Published: May 30, 2004 EXECUTIVES of MTV Networks seemed to be caught a bit off guard by the hostile reaction to their announcement last week that they intend to create the first cable entertainment channel devoted to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender viewers, called Logo. Religious groups, including the Traditional Values Coalition, denounced the idea as amounting to "moral anarchy" and promised to organize a boycott of companies that advertise on the channel. But the executives behind the project remain convinced that MTV Networks will be able to overcome any impediments....
  • (Lesbians) Women Charged in Baby's Death

    04/12/2004 3:37:24 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 44 replies · 1,228+ views
    AP ^ | 4-12-04
    Two women have been arrested on murder charges in the shaking death of a 4-month-old boy. Candis Nikita West, 22, was charged with murder and cruelty to children Thursday in the death of her son, Dante West. West's former domestic partner and roommate, 29 year-old Baretta Harold Pierce, faces similar charges. The women are being held without bond in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. The child died Feb. 11, said Cpl. Dana Pierce. Police waited nearly two months to file charges because investigators were waiting for the medical examiner to rule out other possible causes of death, Pierce said....