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  • We’re Not Quite ‘Born This Way’

    09/01/2016 1:20:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Back in 2014, a bigoted African leader put J. Michael Bailey, a psychologist at Northwestern, in a strange position. Yoweri Museveni, the president of Uganda, had been issuing a series of anti-gay tirades, and — partially fueled by anti-gay religious figures from the U.S. — was considering toughening Uganda’s anti-gay laws. The rhetoric was getting out of control: “The commercialisation of homosexuality is unacceptable,” said Simon Lokodo, Uganda’s ethics minister. “If they were doing it in their own rooms we wouldn’t mind, but when they go for children, that’s not fair. They are beasts of the forest.” Eventually, Museveni said...
  • Lawmakers demand Census ask about sexual orientation, gender identity

    04/27/2016 9:34:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 27, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    The Census should be demanding more information about “gender identity,” leading liberal lawmakers said Wednesday, asking the agency to start including more probing questions to get at the increasingly complex family dynamics in America. “Many federal data collection instruments gather respondents’ race, ethnicity, sex, marital status and other personal demographic information. However, most of these instruments do not include direct measures of respondents’ sexual orientation or gender identity,” Rep. Raul Grijalva and Sen. Tammy Baldwin said in a letter they led, and which was co-signed by dozens of their Democratic colleagues.
  • The 1967 Ruling Overturning Interracial Marriage Bans Has No Bearing on Same-Sex Marriage

    06/08/2015 4:59:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/08/2015 | by MATTHEW J. FRANCK
    In the same-sex-marriage case recently argued in the Supreme Court, the petitioners have claimed a “fundamental right to marry” protected by the Constitution and unmoored from biology, the complementarity of the sexes, or the universal understanding of what “marriage” has meant in every culture in human history until the last 15 years. Their most persistent and compelling comparison of their legal situation has been to the laws that once banned interracial marriage in many states, until they were overturned by the Supreme Court 48 years ago in Loving v. Virginia. But a closer look at that precedent reveals that it...
  • Repentant Transsexual Warns Jenner: The ‘Hangover’ Is Coming

    06/03/2015 9:02:08 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 3, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Amidst the media euphoria surrounding the former Bruce Jenner’s gender reassignment surgery and cover photo on Vanity Fair, a 74-year-old transsexual who deeply regrets his decision has come forward to caution those who think that transgenderism solves people’s psychosexual problems. In a CNN interview on Tuesday, Walt Heyer warned viewers that the relief accompanying gender reassignment surgery doesn’t last. After Jenner expressed exhilaration over the Vanity Fair cover, Heyer responded that such elation is normal, but transient. Heyer acknowledged that “this is really the most exciting time in a transgender’s life.” It is, he said, “the debut,” when “all the...
  • Can Gays Turn Straight? What the Evidence Says About “Ex-Gay” Therapy.

    04/20/2015 3:12:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 99 replies
    Slate ^ | April 20, 2015 | Nathaniel Frank
    Last week Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., introduced a bill in Congress asking states to ban sexual orientation conversion therapy, often abbreviated as CT, for minors. California is one of two states that have prohibited licensed professionals from offering the practice, which includes efforts to change not only sexual orientation but also gender identity. While the congressional bill is only a resolution—it encourages states to bar the practice rather than proposing the heavier lift of a federal ban—the idea that CT is dangerous and should be banned is gaining momentum ... What do we actually know about the practice of CT...

    03/30/2015 10:18:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 02/24/2014 | Joe Carter
    This weekend Kirsten Powers and Jonathan Merritt stirred up controversy by writing in the Daily Beast that Christians have no biblical basis for claiming that religious belief should allow them to refuse to serve a same-sex wedding:Before considering legal rights, Christians wrestling with this issue must first resolve the primary issue of whether the Bible calls Christians to deny services to people who are engaging in behavior they believe violates the teachings of Christianity regarding marriage. The answer is, it does not. Nor does the Bible teach that providing such a service should be construed as participation or affirmation. Yet...
  • Planned Parenthood: ‘Sometimes a Person’s Sexual Orientation Changes Over Time’

    03/14/2015 12:26:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 13, 2015 - 1:30 PM | Penny Starr
    Planned Parenthood Federation of America tells teens on its website that it “can take a long time” to determine one’s “sexual orientation or gender identity.” “Sexual orientation describes which gender(s) you’re attracted to, sexually and/or romantically,” says Planned Parenthood’s “All About LGBTQ at a Glance” webpage. “Sometimes a person’s sexual orientation changes over time, but people can’t choose or decide to change who they’re attracted to.” …
  • An embrace that swayed the Mormon Church on gay rights [LGBT's been meeting with Lds reps 5 years]

    02/04/2015 11:24:17 PM PST · by Colofornian · 15 replies ^ | January 31, 2015 | Maria L. La Ganga
    <p>Matthew Aune and Derek Jones were...strolling through Main Street Plaza just east of the Salt Lake Temple, the holiest site in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.</p> <p>Aune bussed his partner on the cheek. Church security guards appeared. The twentysomething men said they were cuffed and forced to the ground. The church's official statement said the couple had been "engaged in passionate kissing, groping, profane and lewd language" on private church property, an account the two men vigorously contested.</p>
  • OKCupid Allowing Users to Identify as Five Sexual Orientations at Once

    11/19/2014 7:22:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/19/2014 | Katherine Timpf
    Dating website OKCupid has begun offering select users twelve options to describe their sexual orientation. Some may consider the idea that there are twelve sexual orientations bizarre in itself — but what’s really bizarre is, according to screenshots of the feature, the site is also allowing people to select “up to five” of those twelve to describe themselves. That’s 1,585 combinations. And how could the same person be five different sexual orientations at once? Here are the twelve choices: Demisexual: no sexual attraction toward any person unless they become deeply emotionally or romantically connected to someone Asexual: does not experience...
  • What About Ex-Gays? Does their existence prove that it's impossible to change sexual orientation?

    10/01/2014 8:46:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/01/2014 | Michael Brown
    While speaking in Singapore at a seminar sponsored by Focus on the Family, I was asked the question: What about ex-ex-gays? Does their existence prove that it is really impossible for people to change their sexual orientation? This past July, Time magazine ran a story entitled, "9 Ex-Leaders of the Gay Conversion Therapy Movement Apologize." The article stated that, "Former members of organizations that advocated therapy to 'cure' homosexuality have joined LGBT groups in rejecting the concept." Last year, John Paulk, formerly a very prominent ex-gay married to his ex-gay wife Anne, went back to his gay lifestyle after 15...
  • Government Releases First Large-Scale Health Data on Gay Community

    07/17/2014 10:02:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 17, 2014 | Denali Tietjen
    Less than three percent of the population identifies as gay, lesbian or bisexual (GLB), a new federal health report shows. According to the survey responses, 96.6 percent of adults ages 18 years and older identify as straight, 1.6 percent identified as gay or lesbian, and 0.7 percent identified as bisexual. These numbers are significantly lower than most American’s estimate. A 2012 Gallup Survey shows that U.S. adults, on average, approximate a quarter of the population to be gay or lesbian.
  • NC lawmaker: Pedophilia is like homosexuality

    06/25/2014 7:40:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 54 replies
    AP/SF Chronicle ^ | 6/25/2014 | KATELYN FERRAL
    As North Carolina lawmakers debated a proposal to prevent charter schools from discriminating against applicants based on sexual orientation, one representative suggested Tuesday that adult sexual attraction to children is a sexual orientation like homosexuality. The amendment was tabled by Republicans, preventing a vote on it. But during the debate, Republican Rep. Paul Stam, R-Wake, said pedophilia, masochism and other illegal sexual practices are sexual orientations like homosexuality and he questioned the role adults who are sexually attracted to children might have in schools. Several lawmakers called those comments offensive. After the House session, Twitter lit up with criticism of...
  • Homosexual Born-Again Christians: They Do Exist!

    12/18/2013 3:01:35 PM PST · by James R. Aist · 113 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | December 16, 2013 | James R. Aist
    We should all be aware that there are many people who name the name of Jesus but are not helping homosexual born-again Christians become who Christ really wants them to be. I will not belabor this point, but I will call out these "wolves in sheep's clothing" for what they are, based on what they are doing, regardless of how well-intentioned they may be. Firstly, there are those who seem to have only condemnation, and no compassion, for those who have turned out to be homosexual. They are quick to point out the sinfulness of homosexual behavior, but seem to...
  • Compassion at center of meeting on anti-discrimination legislation[Lds state sen. 'hero to gay UT']

    12/04/2013 11:29:29 AM PST · by Colofornian · 7 replies
    BYU Universe ^ | Nov. 26, 2013 | Lucy Schouten group of neighbors and concerned citizens gathered in a home in east Provo Nov. 22 to discuss concerns about proposed anti-discrimination legislation, the so-called “Bathroom bill.” The citizens oppose the bill, which they believe infringes on their “First Amendment rights” to free exercise of religion by imposing a “sexual rights” mentality on the state of Utah. Many were parents and grandparents who said the bill, if passed, would infringe on children’s safety at school and right to privacy. Utah Sen. Steve Urquhart, a Republican, is sponsoring the bill, which adds onto existing non-discrimination legislation. A law passed in 2009...
  • American Psychiatric Association Reclassifies Pedophilia, Backtracks

    11/02/2013 6:08:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/2/2013 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    The American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) decision to once again reclassify pedophilia has led to further concerns that the professional organization is attempting to legitimize the disorder, paving the way for its defense and the recommendation of removal of age-of-consent laws.In a press release Friday, Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit organization that promotes the causes of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life, and the family observed that in its newly published Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), APA “changed the classification of pedophilia from a ‘disorder’ to a ‘sexual orientation,’ but, following the public outcry, APA released...
  • Successful Therapy and Counseling for Dissatisfied Homosexuals

    08/31/2013 9:39:42 AM PDT · by James R. Aist · 18 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 30, 2013 | James R. Aist
    A spontaneous shift in sexual orientation from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual is by far the most common change that occurs in sexual orientation. Numerous studies have shown that both religiously and secularly mediated change in sexual orientation occurs in highly motivated, dissatisfied homosexuals at a rate that is at least comparable to the success rates generally achieved by therapists and counselors for other behavioral problems. And many studies have found that, for the most part, these are long-range, stable shifts in sexual orientation.
  • 'Gay' lawmaker to Christians: 'We'll take your children'

    08/27/2013 1:59:43 PM PDT · by James R. Aist ^ | August 26, 2013 | Matt Barber
    In 1998 a 15-year-old Oregon boy named Kipland “Kip” Kinkel shot and killed his parents, then brought his guns to school, where he killed two people and wounded 25 more before he was disarmed. Oregon does not generally give mandatory life sentences without parole, but Judge Jack Mattison came as close as he could, sentencing Kinkel to 111 years and eight months in prison without parole, effectively ensuring that the spree killer would die behind bars. Now, in the wake of a recent Supreme Court decision that found mandatory life sentences for minors to be unconstitutional, Kinkel’s lawyers have asked...
  • ‘Bias’ Against Same-Sex Marriage? A proposed law in San Antonio would set a troubling precedent

    08/15/2013 7:38:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/14/2013 | Katrina Trinko
    In San Antonio, where the mayor is rising Democratic star Julian Castro, a broad new anti-discrimination ordinance under consideration may catch opponents of same-sex marriage in its net, in what opponents consider a disturbing infringement on liberty of conscience. The ordinance would prohibit bias toward people on account of sexual orientation. Opponents are concerned that opposition to same-sex marriage or other viewpoints about homosexuality would be considered bias. “If you, for instance, oppose same-sex marriage, that’s going to be interpreted as opposing someone based on sexual orientation,” explains Jeff Mateer, general counsel for the Liberty Institute, an organization that focuses...
  • Are Homosexual People Really "Born Gay"?

    08/13/2013 7:26:06 AM PDT · by James R. Aist · 60 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 10, 2013 | James R. Aist
    “Born gay” is, in fact, a hoax of mammoth proportions that has been accepted by many institutions, organizations and individuals in our culture, even by those in the “Christian church” and even by many apparently “born-again Christians”
  • 'Gay' gypsy moths and porn addiction (human sexual orientation)

    04/16/2013 9:06:12 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    WND ^ | Arpil 15, 2013 | Judith Reisman
    Exclusive: Judith Reisman covers latest science on pheromones, mating confusion On Sept. 21, 2012, Texas neurosurgeon Donald L. Hilton Jr., M.D., spoke on pornography addiction and sexual orientation, saying: “Pornography is a visual pheromone, a powerful 100-billion-dollar per year brain drug that is changing sexuality even more rapidly through the cyber-acceleration of the Internet. It is ‘inhibiting orientation’ and ‘disrupting pre-mating communication between the sexes by permeating the atmosphere’ and Internet.” (emphasis added) Hilton’s lecture, “Changing the Stamp of Nature: Pornography Addiction, Neuroplasticity, and the ASAM and DSM Perspectives,” put a hard neuroscience face on pornographic brain rewiring, implicating sex-education...
  • Normalizing Pedophilia

    03/25/2013 8:59:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Liberty News ^ | January 10, 2013 | Duane Lester
    The effort to normalize child sex continues: "there is a growing conviction, notably in Canada, that paedophilia should probably be classified as a distinct sexual orientation, like heterosexuality or homosexuality. Two eminent researchers testified to that effect to a Canadian parliamentary commission last year, and the Harvard Mental Health Letter of July 2010 stated baldly that paedophilia “is a sexual orientation” and therefore “unlikely to change”. Child protection agencies and many who work with sex offenders dislike this. “Broadly speaking, in the world of people who work with sex offenders here, [paedophilia] is learned behaviour,” says Donald Findlater, director of...
  • Platform vote on same-sex marriage at Democratic convention called historic

    09/04/2012 2:08:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | September 3, 2012 | Chuck Lindell
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For gay and lesbian delegates to the Democratic National Convention, this week's gathering offers a momentous opportunity to vote, for the first time in history, on a party platform that calls for legalizing same-sex marriage. "This is historic," said Rich Bailey of Austin, a gay man who has been politically active for 26 years. "It's my first national convention, and I'm really excited I get to go to this one, especially one where we have an opportunity to vote on this plank." Delegates Sue Spell and Carol Cappa from Fort Worth, together for 11 years, have discussed...
  • California Legislation Would Abolish Parental Control of Childrens Choice of Sex

    05/12/2012 10:27:28 AM PDT · by OneVike · 73 replies
    News Blaze ^ | 5/12/12 | Chuck Ness
    It has become clear for some time that there is no limit to which a leftist will go in there attempt to control mankind from the cradle to the grave. Even the fear of voter backlash in an election year does not seem to slow them down any longer. Why else would Obama come out of the closet in full support of same sex marriage, at the same time that California Democrats are attempting to criminalize a parent's influence upon their child's sexual orientation. Passing through the California Senate Judiciary committee by a vote of 3-1, SB 1172 is...
  • California Assembly passes bill to ask vendors about their sexuality

    05/03/2012 6:44:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/03/2012 | Lee DeCovnick
    California Assembly Bill 1960 continues the radical gay political machine's carefully planned assault on personal privacy. Here is the bill's summary as written by the Legislative Counsel's Digest.Existing  law requires the Department of General Services to make available a report on contracting activity containing specified information, including the level of participation of business enterprises, by race, ethnicity, and gender of owner, in specified contracts.This bill would require the Department of General Services to include in the report on contracting activity information regarding the level of participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender owned  businesses in specified contracts, as provided.What...
  • Peer-Reviewed Study Adds Validity to Claims of Sexual Orientation Change

    10/01/2011 7:16:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/30/2011 | Jeff Schapiro
    Many people who work in the field of psychology argue against the idea that a person can change their sexual orientation. But a new study published in the October edition of the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy reveals that some homosexuals who seek to change their sexual orientation may be able to do so with the help of religious mediation. The study, conducted by psychologists Stanton L. Jones of Wheaton College and Mark A. Yarhouse of Regent University, examined changes in homosexuals who sought the help of Exodus International in trying to change their sexual orientation. Researches tracked changes...
  • Pedophilia a ‘sexual orientation’ experts tell Parliament(Canada)

    03/02/2011 5:02:39 AM PST · by Westbrook · 109 replies ^ | Mon Feb 28, 2011 16:14 EST | Rebecca Millette
    OTTAWA, Ontario, February 28, 2011 ( – In a recent parliamentary session on a bill relating to sexual offenses against children, psychology experts claimed that pedophilia is a “sexual orientation” comparable to homosexuality or heterosexuality, a definition that was questioned by one Member of Parliament who was present. Bill C-54, an Act to Amend the Criminal Code, seeks to increase or impose mandatory minimum penalties or punishment on sexual offenders of children for particular crimes. Parliamentary discussion on February 14 centered on the mandatory minimum imprisonment and how offenders respond to treatment. Dr. Vernon Quinsey and Dr. Hubert Van Gijseghem,...
  • 2010 Census

    03/13/2010 3:53:22 PM PST · by jongaltsr · 19 replies · 965+ views
    33/13/2010 | self
    It has been suggested (and I surely agree) that this census needs to be modified. There is a list as long as your arm (well - long enough) asking each individual to list their race. Since we are (Supposed to be) a color blind society it has been suggested, and I strong concur, that on this census you ignore this and choose (OTHER) when you come to this question. And - put "AMERICAN" in the blank spot for race. ie. (OTHER - AMERICAN) I fervently also further suggest emailing every one your email list to have them do the same....
  • Ken Cuccinelli needs Freeper support [Vanity]

    03/10/2010 10:30:19 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 6 replies · 280+ views
    Ken Cuccinelli Facebook page, etc. ^ | 10 March 2010 | Vanity (me)
    The Virginia Attorney General responds to inquiries regarding Virginia colleges and universities itemization of "sexual orientation" and similar terms in discrimination clauses. Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli advises that these state institutions have no authority to create protected classes, and that this power is reserved for Virginia's General Assembly. The left has rallied to jump on Cuccinelli. Witness events at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, and Cuccinelli's Facebook site. Washington Post version of the story: PDF image of Cuccinelli's letter: Provost at Virginia Commonwealth University VCU on Facebook
  • Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli: Sexual Orientation not Legally Protected Category

    03/08/2010 1:58:32 PM PST · by mbarker12474 · 7 replies · 149+ views
    "Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says Virginia's public colleges and universities cannot prohibit discrimination against gays because the General Assembly has not authorized them to do so."
  • Salt Lake County approves anti-bias laws

    12/16/2009 9:29:37 AM PST · by Colofornian · 37 replies · 833+ views
    Deseret News ^ | Dec. 16, 2009 | Arthur Raymond
    SALT LAKE CITY — As predicted earlier this week, Salt Lake County followed in the footsteps of its largest city Tuesday in passing, unanimously, two new laws that create protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The pair of statutes was modeled after ordinances adopted by Salt Lake City last month that also passed their council panel without a dissenting vote. While some county GOP council members took a hard stance against a proposal that extended insurance benefits to same-sex partners earlier this year, the anti-bias measures were roundly supported. Republican Councilman Jeff Allen, who opposed extending...
  • Group wants religious groups exempt from anti-discrimination ordinances

    12/15/2009 6:46:22 AM PST · by Colofornian · 1 replies · 267+ views ^ | Dec. 14 | Mary Richards
    SALT LAKE CITY -- A conservative think tank is hoping the Legislature can help protect people of faith living in Salt Lake City after two discrimination ordinances were passed. The ordinances protect gays and lesbians from discrimination in housing and employment. Sutherland Institute president Paul Mero says churches and some organizations have exemptions. The exemptions are for religious freedom and expressive association. That means a church corporation doesn't have to hire someone who is gay if they don't want to. Expressive association means the company doesn't have to hire someone who does not fit into their culture - for example,...
  • Gay mayor-elect: Victory shows Houston's diversity

    12/13/2009 2:06:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 98 replies · 2,794+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | December 13, 2009 | Associated Press
    HOUSTON – The first openly gay person to be elected mayor of Houston says she hopes her victory in Saturday's election will change how the world views the city. Houston is the nation's fourth-largest city and the biggest to elect an openly gay mayor. Mayor-elect Annise Parker spoke Sunday at a press conference after defeating former city attorney Gene Locke with 53.6 percent of the vote in the hotly contested runoff election.
  • Professors defend Church's stance on Salt Lake City ordinance

    11/25/2009 5:43:53 PM PST · by Colofornian · 6 replies · 524+ views
    BYU Daily Universe ^ | Nov. 16, 2009 | Jocelyn Bower
    With the LDS church’s recent endorsement of a gay rights ordinance in Salt Lake City, many have begun speculating that the church is on its way to changing its policy on same-sex marriage. Not so, say BYU professors of religion and political science. Last week, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints publicly endorsed a city ordinance that bans housing and employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The BYU professors interviewed said that although the church supports tolerance and equality, it does not approve of homosexuality. Kent Jackson, associate dean of Religious Education, said the church is...
  • Gary Glenn Responds to Regrettable Mormon Church Decision to Back ‘Gay Rights’ Laws

    11/14/2009 2:54:59 PM PST · by Colofornian · 106 replies · 2,223+ views
    Americans for Truth ^ | Nov. 12, 2009 | Gary Glenn
    Below is an informative piece by my friend Gary Glenn of the American Family Association of Michigan about the awful decision by the LDS Church (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) to support legislation granting legal protections based on homosexuality. Gary of AFA-Michigan writes: A Shocker from Salt Lake City: The LDS (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Church now officially endorses so-called “gay rights” laws, specifically a Salt Lake City law prohibiting “discrimination” on the basis of “sexual orientation” (homosexual behavior) and “gender identity” (cross-dressing). From the official LDS Church website: ASSOCIATED PRESS: “Mormons throw support...
  • Mormons and Gays Find Common Ground in Utah

    11/13/2009 4:39:22 AM PST · by Colofornian · 41 replies · 1,401+ views
    Religion News Service ( ^ | Nov. 12, 2009 | Adelle M. Banks
    (RNS) With the passage Tuesday (Nov. 10) of nondiscrimination laws in Salt Lake City that expand gay rights, Mormon officials and gay activists have found a patch of common ground. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and gay organizations both advocated for the laws, which prevent discrimination in housing and employment. SNIP The Sutherland Institute, a Salt Lake City-based conservative think tank, expressed disappointment in the church's action. "As a public relations opportunity, the LDS church's statement before the Salt Lake City Council may assuage the minds and soften the hearts of advocates of 'gay rights' in Utah,"...
  • Mormon church supports Salt Lake City's protections for gay rights

    11/11/2009 6:01:17 AM PST · by Colofornian · 64 replies · 1,898+ views
    Deseret News ^ | Nov. 10, 2009 | Scott Taylor and Aaron Falk
    Salt Lake City has become the first Utah city to offer housing and employment protections for gays and lesbians — an action supported by the Mormon Church. The City Council, in a unanimous vote Tuesday, passed a pair of nondiscrimination ordinances that would bar landlords and employers from discriminating based on sexuality — a protection not currently afforded under state or federal laws. In a rare public appearance before local lawmakers, a representative from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints read a supporting statement at a public hearing before the Salt Lake City Council regarding the ordinances proposed...

    06/01/2009 10:21:16 PM PDT · by Cindy · 80 replies · 2,509+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ___________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 1, 2009 LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2009 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Forty years ago, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City resisted police harassment that had become all too common for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Out of this resistance, the LGBT rights movement in America was born. During LGBT Pride...
  • Sexual Orientation vs. Same Religion: A Question for Parents

    05/26/2009 12:07:33 PM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 18 replies · 607+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 5/26/09 | EricTheRed_VocalMinority
    Apparently, Lindsey Lohan is a lesbian. I did not know this and my wife is addicted to celebrity news mags! El Rushbo: Okay, here’s what gets me about it. Run through this again. Lindsay Lohan has a lesbian lover, Samantha Ronson, has proposed, going to get married. Fine, nobody has a problem with that, zip, zero, nada. Oh, yeah, cool, let’s do it! Let’s find a state where it’s legal.The thorn in this is that Lohan’s a Catholic! And they want a religious ceremony? Well, I don’t even know if that’s the case. The thorn in this whole story for...
  • Toronto Catholic School Board Bows to Secularism

    10/06/2007 11:00:22 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 2 replies · 464+ views ^ | October 4, 2007 | By Fr. Alphonse de Valk, editor Catholic Insight magazine
    Toronto Catholic School Board Bows to Secularism Commentary on inclusion of "sexual orientation" in Board's Workplace Harassment policy By Fr. Alphonse de Valk, editor Catholic Insight magazineFrom Oct. 2007 edition of Catholic Insight TORONTO, October 4, 2007 ( - Just before Catholic Insight went to press with its September edition, on August 15 we learned that in May 2007, the Toronto District Catholic School Board (TCDSB), in its document Workplace Harassment, had moved to prohibit all teachers and staff from complaining or objecting to "same-sex partner status." It turns out that two other unacceptable prohibitions had previously been imposed already;...
  • New Study Finds Christian Counseling Effectively Assists Leaving Homosexual Life-Style

    09/22/2007 12:25:11 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 30 replies · 511+ views ^ | September 18, 2007 | Meg Jalsevac
    New Study Finds Christian Counseling Effectively Assists Leaving Homosexual Life-Style Study also finds leaving the lifestyle not psychologically harmful By Meg Jalsevac NASHVILLE, September 18, 2007 ( - A new study, entitled the Exodus Project and conducted by two psychologists, has determined that, through "religiously mediated means", it is possible for homosexual individuals to leave their old lifestyle and embrace the heterosexual lifestyle.  The study also determined that, contrary to mainstream scientific thought, the effort to change one's inclinations away from homosexuality does not appear to be psychologically problematic. In the words of the authors themselves, "The study is the...
  • Researchers Say Sexual Orientation Can Change

    09/14/2007 10:25:00 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 23 replies · 1,600+ views
    CitizenLink ^ | 9-13-07 | Devon Williams
    Despite claims by some mental-health experts, new research indicates that a change in sexual orientation is possible for some homosexuals. In the book Ex-Gays? A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation, which was released today, authors Stanton L. Jones and Mark A. Yarhouse address two of the most disputed questions in the homosexuality debate: Is change possible and can the attempt to change be harmful? C. S. Lewis said that science produced by Christians would have to be “perfectly honest. Science twisted in the interests of apologetics would be sin and folly.” Jones and Yarhouse took Lewis’...
  • Christians will not be Prosecuted for Voicing Opposition to Homosexuality Northern Irish Judge Rules

    09/14/2007 4:43:56 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 11 replies · 533+ views ^ | September 11, 2007 | Hilary White
    Christians will not be Prosecuted for Voicing Opposition to Homosexuality Northern Irish Judge Rules By Hilary White BELFAST, September 11, 2007 ( - The homosexual political movement in Britain was dealt a rare setback this week as a Northern Irish court ruled to curb some parts of notorious regulations. The Sexual Orientation Regulations of the Equality Act, that came into effect in January, would have allowed gay activists in Northern Ireland to prosecute people expressing religious oppositions to the homosexual lifestyle. The judge struck down the harassment provisions appearing in the legislation for Northern Ireland but supported the Regulations in...
  • Methodists Sue New Jersey over Attempt to Force Gay “Marriage” at Church Owned Camp

    08/23/2007 11:19:49 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 3 replies · 459+ views ^ | August 21, 2007 | Hilary White
    Methodists Sue New Jersey over Attempt to Force Gay “Marriage” at Church Owned Camp By Hilary White TRENTON, August 21, 2007 ( – In another case of a clash between Christian traditional values and the new secular sexual morality, the United Methodist Church group that owns a private campground retreat are suing the New Jersey government, saying its rights of religious freedom are being violated. The state is investigating a discrimination charge brought against the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association by a pair of lesbians who wanted to use the private retreat campground for a “civil union” ceremony. The federal...
  • Ritter Signs Bill To Protect Gays From Discrimination ( Allows trial lawyers to file more lawsuits )

    05/26/2007 9:09:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies · 842+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2007 | ch 7
    Two Similar Bills Vetoed In Last Two Years. Gay people would be protected from being fired based on their sexual orientation under a bill signed into law Friday by Gov. Bill Ritter. Lawmakers have passed similar bills in the last two years but they were vetoed by former Gov. Bill Owens. People who think they were fired because of their sexual orientation would be able to file a lawsuit against the employer... one of 16 bills Ritter signed Friday...
  • Bestiality flick shocks Cannes

    05/22/2007 1:42:02 PM PDT · by bahblahbah · 104 replies · 3,735+ views
    news24 ^ | 22/05/2007 | news24
    Cannes - A semi-documentary about a group of US men who had sex with horses has taken the title as the most shocking movie at the Cannes film festival. But while Zoo has drawn big, curious crowds at its screenings, the real unsettling quality about the movie is its approach: it depicts the men in a sympathetic light, one that tries to push the viewers to understanding their sexual perversion. The documentary - in which actors recreate non-explicit scenes under audio interviews with some of the men involved - centres on a true-life incident. In July 2005, a 45-year-old man...
  • Court: Web site liable for postings

    05/17/2007 9:03:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies · 1,555+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | May 17, 2007 | UPI Staff (United Press International)
    SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) -- A court in San Francisco ruled that a roommate-matching Web site may be held accountable for what users say about their preferences. A three-judge panel of the federal appeals court ruled in favor of two California fair housing groups that brought the complaint against, saying the Web site violates the Fair Housing Act by allowing users to specify roommate preferences based on sex, race, religion and sexual orientation, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The ruling took away the main argument of the defense: that a 1996 ruling granting immunity to Internet service providers that...
  • What "Good Morning America" Missed Sex-Ed Makeover Controversy VIDEO

    03/23/2007 11:04:07 AM PDT · by restornu · 7 replies · 859+ views
    Family Leader ^ | March 23, 2006 | Maurine Proctor
    Should sexual orientation be part of a sex-ed curriculum? Thursday morning on Good Morning America millions of viewers saw a story about a new, controversial sex-ed curriculum now being tested in a handful of middle and high schools in Montgomery County, Maryland. The news reporter presented the question, are schools going too far in health class by discussing homosexuality? Click here to watch the report. What the ABC reporter failed to mention is that not only is the topic controversial, much of the actual curriculum is medically misleading or inaccurate. For example, teachers are required to say "sexual orientation is...
  • Senate votes down bill on sexual orientation (LA)

    05/24/2006 12:12:52 PM PDT · by DBeers · 3 replies · 331+ views
    The Times-Picayune (LA) ^ | May 24, 2006 | Ed Anderson
    BATON ROUGE -- The Senate closed the door Tuesday on legislation that would have prohibited state agencies from discriminating against employees or job applicants based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation. Senate Bill 347 by Sen. Edwin Murray, D-New Orleans, was rejected 24-10. Murray said he would ask the Senate to reconsider the bill, but he needs to pick up 10 more backers to pass it. A similar measure, House Bill 853 by Rep. Juan LaFonta, D-New Orleans, was killed 58-38 on May 17 on the House floor. Murray's bill was opposed in committee by business lobbyists and some...
  • 2006 VA General Assembly Wrap-Up on Sexual Orientation Issues

    05/16/2006 6:15:00 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 12 replies · 401+ views
    2006 General Assembly Wrap-Up on Sexual Orientation Issues 4/10/2006 By Linda Wall Virginians can breathe a sigh of relief because all legislation pertaining to “sexual orientation” was defeated. A deliberate plan to force Virginians to accept homosexuality was implemented by “sexual orientation” activists. Former Governor Warner and Governor Kaine participated on the scheme to make homosexuality a protected class with special rights. It was as if an invisible “wall of Jericho” had been erected almost overnight around Virginia and the future looked bleak. Warner laid the foundation for the wall when he hijacked a section of the budget to use...
  • CA: Senate committee agrees to add sexual orientation to curriculum (goes on to the full Senate)

    05/03/2006 8:49:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 586+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/3/06 | Juliet Williams - ap
    A Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday that would require California's textbooks to include the contributions of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people to the state and nation's history. The bill outraged some religious and conservative family groups, which said it would indoctrinate students in what they view as an unacceptable lifestyle. The Senate Education Committee passed the bill by state Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, 8-3, along party lines. It now goes to the full Senate. "Our community is invisible in all of the teaching material, so that our students are never, ever given any information about the fact...